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Legislative update for the week of Feb. 27

Janelle O'Dea

Proposed House bills

HB15-1008

Bill description: Concerning taxing agricultural land destroyed by natural causes

Committee: House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources, House Finance

Status: House third reading passed with no amendments on Feb. 25

House sponsor(s): Rep. Millie Hamner, D-Dillon

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Senate sponsor(s): Sen. Ellen Roberts, R-Durango

HB15-1038

Bill description: Concerning amending irrigation water use change process

Committee: House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources

Status: Introduced in Senate and assigned to Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy committee Feb. 17

House sponsor(s): Rep. Jennifer Ardnt, D-Fort Collins

Senate sponsor(s): None

HB15-1079

Bill description: Concerning extending the repeal date of the program

Committee: House Finance

Status: Introduced in Senate and assigned to Senate Finance and Senate Appropriations committees on Feb. 25

House sponsor(s): Rep. Dan Coram, R-Montrose, Rep. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge

Senate sponsor(s): Sen. Ellen Roberts, R-Durango

HB15-1072

Bill description: Concerning harassment through an interactive electronic medium.

Committee: Senate Judiciary, Senate Business, Labor and Technology

Status: Introduced in Senate and assigned to Senate Judiciary and Senate Business, Labor and Technology

House sponsor(s): Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora

Senate sponsor(s): Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton

HB15-1014

Bill description: Concerning setting a twenty-four-month registration interval for seasonal farm motor vehicles.

Committee: House Transportation and Energy, House Finance

Status: House Committee on Transportation and Energy refer unamended to Finance commitee Feb. 4

House sponsor(s): Rep. Tim Dore, R-Elizabeth

Senate sponsor(s): None

Proposed Senate bills

SB15-003

Bill description: The bill eliminates the requirement that 50 percent of a teacher’s or principal’s performance evaluation is based on academic student growth of the teachers’ students or principals’ school.

Committee: Senate Education

Status: Introduced in Senate

House sponsor(s): Sen. Michael Merrifield, D-Colorado Springs

Senate sponsor(s): None

SB 15-004

Bill description: Concerning trained volunteer court-appointed special advocates for youth brought before a court in a truancy proceeding.

Committee: House Judiciary

Status: Introduced in House and assigned to House Judiciary committee Feb. 4

House sponsor(s): Rep. Dianne Primavera, D-Broomfield

Senate sponsor(s): Sen. Cheri Jahn, D-Sweet Ridge

Contact Janelle O’Dea at 970-875-1795 or jodea@CraigDailyPress.com or follow her on Twitter @jayohday.

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