DENVER – Between the two chambers of the state Legislature nine bills were scheduled for third reading and 16 for second reading Monday
Included in the bills receiving second reading was Senate Bill 143, which would reform multiple laws governing the retail sale of alcohol.
The changes outlined in SB 143 include provisions regarding what products count toward the nonalcohol revenue cap of liquor stores, restrictions on minimum distance between liquor stores and expansion rules to allow corporate entities, such as Walmart, to carry and sell alcoholic beverages.
The bill also would have removed mandated ID checking to ensure customers are of age, but that provision was removed by an amendment.
The bill was adopted by the Senate, and it will be place on the calendar for third and final reading.
House Bill 1014, or as it is commonly known the “ballot selfies” bill, was scheduled for a second reading by the Senate but held until Tuesday.In committee, 19 bills were scheduled for hearings including:HB 1184, which would expand academic standards for different subjects, to include some level of education in the use of “information and communications technologies” and create a resource bank of educational material for the computer science programs for K-12 schools. It passed by the House Education Committee, 11-2.
The bill has the bipartisan sponsorship.
The measure also would create a grant program that would provide funding for computer science courses and pay for postsecondary education for teachers seeking “mastery in a computer science area.” However, the grant program was stripped budgetary uncertainties.