Gardner questions witnesses on illegal robocalls
Sen. Cory Gardner attended a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on stopping robocalls. In March, YouMail estimated that Coloradans received a whopping 73.6 million robocalls—that’s an approximately 140 percent increase in robocalls to Coloradans over the past two years. That’s equivalent to 2.4 million calls per day, nearly 99,000 calls per hour, and just over 27 calls per second.
Senate unanimously passes senator fields’ bipartisan bill to curb youth suicide and support behavioral health
The Colorado State Senate recently voted unanimously to pass SB19-195, Child & Youth Behavioral Health System Enhancements, a bipartisan bill sponsored by Fields to curb youth suicide in Colorado by making it easier for families to find and access the behavioral health care they need. The bill now heads to the Colorado House of Representatives for consideration.
Senate passes Bridges-Fields bill to protect workers’ wages
The Colorado State Senate today voted 21-to-13 with one excused to pass Wage Garnishment Reform, a bill sponsored by Senators Jeff Bridges (D-Greenwood Village) and Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora) that would protect Coloradans from the unfair practice of wage garnishment. It now heads back to the House of Representatives for consideration of amendments.
Senate unanimously passes Todd’s special education grant bill
The Colorado State Senate voted unanimously to pass SB19-066, High-Cost Special Education Trust Fund Grants, a bill sponsored by Todd to give high-cost special education trust fund grants to public schools that provide special education services to students with disabilities. The bill now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration.
Bill to fund full-day kindergarten unanimously passes Senate
The Colorado State Senate today voted unanimously to pass HB19-1262, State Funding for Full-Day Kindergarten, a bill sponsored by Bridges and Fields to fund full-day kindergarten for families across the state. The bill now heads back to the House for consideration of amendments before heading to Governor Polis for his signature. The bill was signed by Gov. Jared Polis.
Senate committees pass bill to help students afford college
The Senate Education Committee recently voted 3-to-2 and the Senate Appropriations Committee voted 7-to-3 to pass HB19-1187, Increase Student Aid Application Completion Rates, a bill sponsored by Bridges that will help more students afford college by increasing student aid application rates across the state. The bill now heads to the Committee of the Whole for consideration.
Bill to address transportation innovations clears Senate
The Colorado State Senate voted 22-to-12 to pass Address Impacts of Transportation Changes, a bill sponsored by Senators Faith Winter (D-Westminster) and Bridges that would study changes in transportation technologies and identify how those changes might impact transportation funding. The bill now heads to the Colorado House of Representatives for consideration.
Bill to increase public school financing unanimously passes Senate floor
The Colorado State Senate voted unanimously to pass SB19-246, Public School Finance, a bill sponsored by Sen. Nancy Todd (D-Aurora) to increase statewide funding for public school students. The bill now heads to the Colorado House of Representatives for consideration.
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