Colorado lawmakers concluded the 2015 legislative session Wednesday by passing a major education overhaul that reduces student testing statewide, one of several substantial bills they finished hours before they adjourned.
Colorado lawmakers concluded work for the year well in advance of their midnight deadline. But the final hours weren’t without the usual legislative drama and touching farewells.
A wrap up of the events on the final day in the Colorado Legislature.
Colorado is celebrating tourism as the summer season gets started.
A bill that will make repeate drunk driving a felony in Colorado has made it to the governor’s desk.
The mad dash to the end of the Colorado legislative session is on and major proposals hang in the balance on the final day Wednesday, including reducing statewide student testing and banning red-light cameras.
Voters in Colorado may soon have a say where red light cameras will be used. Two bills being considered by state lawmakers, one in the state House and one in the state Senate, would ask voters to give red light cameras the green light.
School violence and mental health would be the subject of a study for possible legislation in Colorado with a proposal that’s close to reaching the governor’s desk.
Legislation to make Colorado public schools legally liable for student safety awaits the governor’s signature.
Measures to ban the use of welfare cards at pot shops have been signed into law in Colorado.