I am committed to representing Boulder County and all the communities of Colorado.  Here are the bills I have co-sponsored. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to me.  My email address is edie.hooton.house@state.co.us.

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2017 Regular Legislative Session

The bill requires candidates for president and vice president of the United States to file with the secretary of state the candidates’ federal income tax return forms for the last 5 completed tax years. Neither the name of any candidate who fails to comply with the filing requirement nor the name of that candidate’s running mate shall be printed on the official ballot.

It is being heard in House committee on 4/17 at 1:30pm.

The bill requires barbers, hairstylists, cosmetologists, estheticians, and nail technicians, as part of the requirement to renew their professional licenses, to take a one-time training course for one hour on domestic violence and sexual assault awareness. The bill does not impose a mandatory reporting requirement on these professionals and specifically grants them immunity from civil and criminal liability for reporting or failing to report potential domestic violence or sexual assault.

It passed House committee and is on its way to second reading on March 27.

Here’s a TV report from Channel 9. https://t.co/GbV5u6A5ts

 

The bill allows persons who were convicted of misdemeanors for the use or possession of marijuana to petition for the sealing of criminal records relating to such convictions if their behavior would not have been a criminal offense if the behavior had occurred on or after December 10, 2012.

It is scheduled for House committee hearing on March 28 at 1:30pm.

The bill consolidates and clarifies various statutory sections concerning reductions of sentences for county jail inmates. The idea is to make sure that Good Time sentence reduction practices are followed uniformly in all Counties in Colorado.

It’s on its way to the Governor’s desk for his signature!

Under current law, institutions of higher education are limited in the number and length of term employment contracts or contract extensions that the institution can award. In addition, institutions are prohibited from providing postemployment compensation or benefits to a government-supported employee after the individual’s employment has ended, except in limited situations and in limited amounts. Further, under current law, the terms of government-supported employment contracts are generally available for public inspection.

For state institutions of higher education, the bill exempts the institution’s employee positions that are funded by revenues generated through auxiliary activities, as defined in the bill, from the provisions of current law.

It was signed by the Governor on March 20!

The bill prohibits a school district, board of cooperative services, charter school, or public preschool program from expelling a student, except as specifically required by federal law, and allows the enrolling entity to impose an out-of- school suspension on the student only under specified circumstances for 3 school days. The bill also specifies that school districts are required to adopt prevention and early intervention strategies to reduce the need for early childhood and early elementary grade suspensions and expulsions. Research shows that early childhood school attendance is a leading indicator in high school graduation and likelihood of incarceration. It passed House committee on March 13.

The bill lays out that at least 60 days before implementing a decision to terminate or place a participating provider in a tiered network, a carrier must notify the affected provider in writing of the pending action, including an explanation of the reasons for the proposed action, and inform the provider of the right to request that the carrier reconsider its decision. This would provide some protections for providers so they are not as easily dropped from coverage, which can have negative ramifications for patients. It passed the Senate on March 13 and will arrive in the House shortly.

This bill requires investor-owned electric utilities to provide their customers with a comprehensive breakdown of cost on their monthly bills because consumers have a right to know their electric utility charges. It has passed the Senate and has been assigned to House committee.

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