2016 Colorado Legislature
- A new measure signed into law Thursday shields those who report overdoses from arrest.Read more
- The bill means mothers will no longer have to seek child support from the biological father before getting state assistance.Read more
The bill was complicated by a disagreement about federal management of public land and the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon earlier this year.
The two parties killed each other’s attempts to address affordable housing, the state's transportation system and the presidential primary process.
Lawmakers approved a bill giving inmates serving life without parole for crimes they committed as juveniles a chance at parole.
When the final gavel struck for the 2016 legislative session, lawmakers had defeated more major bills than they passed.
The new law, which Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign Thursday, allows homeowners to collect as much as 110 gallons of rain.
- Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to sign the bill into law.Read more
- The measure has one more significant vote before heading to the governor.Read more