Colorado Springs

Colorado state legislature wraps up session Wednesday

Colorado state legislature wraps up session Wed.

Colorado State Legislature wrapping...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Colorado State Legislature is just a few days away from wrapping up its session.

While dozens of bills have passed both the House and Senate, and have been signed into law, some never made it out. Pot club regulations, and a bill to withhold state funds from sanctuary cities are a couple that died over the last five months.

Marijuana- based bills passing the legislature: tighter limits on home grows and PTSD to be treated by medical marijuana. 

Both are awaiting Gov. John Hickenlooper's signature. 

Also waiting Hickenlooper's approval, is a bill that will lessen the penalty for teens caught sexting, from a felony to a misdemeanor, and a bill that will increase fines for texting while driving. 

On a scale of one to 10, 10 being "great", people in Colorado Springs ranked how they feel the legislature has done so far anywhere from a "two" to a "seven" 

Michael Diaz rates the session a five. 

"I like how they are using the marijuana tax. Definitely using that appropriately and funneling that correctly," Diaz said. 

Many people say they want to see transportation funding addressed before the session ends on Wednesday. 

"They need to get something done to pay for the roads," Craig Webb said. 

 A multi-billion-dollar state transportation bill died in committee a few weeks ago. 

However, another bill is making its way through the legislature to address transportation funding needs.

 

comments powered by Disqus

Must See Videos

  • VIDEO: Firefighters expect more Homeless Fires
  • Fort Carson teams up with Salvation Army to provide food for needy
  • Colorado K9 Dogs Utilizing Narcan
  • Pueblo County celebrates Adoption Day