First of all, House member Rep. Dickey Lee Hullinghorst of Boulder County will be taking over as speaker, the top post in the chamber. She will hold the honor of being the second woman in Colorado history to claim this position. In the Senate, the Republicans will be taking control for the first time in 10 years with GOP Sen. Bill Cadman of El Paso County who will lead the chamber as president.
Several new bills are listed on the agenda for discussion. According the Associated Press the officials will analyze “a proposal to ban powdered alcohol before it’s sold in stores, legislation to forbid schools from using Native American mascots unless they have permission from a tribe, and a measure to repeal a law that limits the size of ammunition magazines to 15 rounds.”
Other issues on the outline include taxpayer refunds regarding the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights which calls for “reimbursements to residents when revenue collections exceed a formula of inflation and population growth”, new regulations pertaining to hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”, and that new taxes collected on recreational marijuana should indeed be enforced.
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