A bill that would ban greyhound racing in Colorado is on its way to the governor’s desk.
Revenue generated by the industry had been dwindling for several years leading up to 2008, when Colorado’s last remaining greyhound racing track ceased …
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Revenue generated by the industry had been dwindling for several years leading up to 2008, when Colorado’s last remaining greyhound racing track ceased operations.
House Bill 1146 would ban greyhound racing from starting up again in the state, but would continue to allow for simulcast wagering at off-track betting facilities.
The bill, which is sponsored by Rep. K.C. Becker, D-Boulder, passed the Senate on Feb. 21, following a 20-15 vote.
It had previously passed the House.
A House committee on Feb. 20 gave unanimous approval to a bill that would create a statewide hit-and-run alert system.
House Bill 1191 would set up a program to alert the public when a serious hit-and-run accident occurs.
The bill, which is sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Conti, R-Littleton, is an extension of the Medina Alert that is currently being used in Denver. The alert system is named after Jose Medina, a 21-year-old parking valet who was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Denver’s Capitol Hill three years ago.
The Senate this week passed a bill that would expand current law that prohibits the sale of nicotine to minors.
It’s already illegal for stores to sell tobacco products to persons under the age of 18. Senate Bill 18 would expand the prohibition to include modern smoke products, such as electronic cigarettes.
The bill, which is being sponsored by Democratic Sens. Jeanne Nicholson of Black Hawk and Matt Jones of Louisville, passed the Senate on Feb. 24, following a 20-15 vote. The bill now heads to the House.
Two bills aimed at tightening retail marijuana laws have passed the House with unanimous support.
Rep. Daniel Kagan, D-Cherry Hills Village, is sponsoring the pieces of legislation which he believes makes the state’s marijuana code easier to enforce and regulates it the same as alcohol.
House Bill 1129 would give local jurisdictions the ability to submit fingerprints of those applying for retail marijuana establishment licenses to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for criminal history inquires.
House Bill 1122 increases the penalty of selling marijuana to a minor a class 1 misdemeanor and it allows a retail establishment to seize a fake ID and alert law enforcement.
Both bills cleared the House last week with unanimous support.
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