Doris Beaver

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – June 2022

By Doris Beaver ~ Despite yet another legislative session with the COVID 19 pandemic plaguing the country gas and inflation, the highest since the 1970s – Colorado seems to be on track for a banner tourist year. Old timers would venture an opinion, “it’s been a long time since such a blast of snow so […]

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – May 2022

By Doris Beaver ~ Senate Bill 22-053: Senate Bill 22-053, to be referred to as “No Patient or Resident Left Alone Act,” is most likely in response to the pandemic when families were not allowed to visit residents in nursing care facilities or assisted living residents. 

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – April 2022

By Doris Beaver ~ It seems almost surreal to be writing about legislation with the national news opening each segment about War – the war in Ukraine.   Senate Bill 22-154:

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – Feb. 2021

By Doris Beaver ~ Opening day for the General Assembly was January 12th, and another session is well underway.  House Bill 22-1035:

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – July 2021

By Doris Beaver ~ The Colorado General Assembly managed to complete its legislative business and adjourned on June 8th, four days ahead of its originally scheduled adjournment date of June 12th. Today’s column reviews the remaining legislation from February, March, April, May, and June, not previously acted on by the Governor. Legislation was signed in […]

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – May – June 2021

By Doris Beaver ~ May 2021 The General Assembly has been most unusual this session. As adjournment date (June 12th) approaches, today’s column will be the final for this session. Give a read in the July issue of Prime Time for what happened to the legislation not already signed by the Governor.

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – April, 2021

HOUSE BILL 21-1172: HB 1172 concerns a subject that’s a real sore point for people who have loved ones in health-care facilities. The pandemic prevented this writer from seeing/visiting her Mother for the last nine months of her life last year. It is a gut-wrenching good-bye with no closure.

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – Mar. 2021

By Doris Beaver ~ House Bill 21-1048: HB 1048 concerns “a requirement that retail establishments accept United States currency for purchases (if an individual accepting payment is present).” While HB 1048 does not specifically pertain to the over 50 crowd, any requirement that requires purchases be paid for with means other than cash would most […]

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – Feb. 2021

By Doris Beaver ~ Colorado’s First Regular Session of the 73rd General Assembly began on January 13, 2021, with a new Speaker in charge in the House, Representative Alec Garnett, who represents Denver’s District 2.  President Leroy M. Garcia is serving his second term in the Senate and resides in Pueblo’s District 3.

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – July 2020

By Doris Beaver ~ Colorado’s legislature adjourned on June 15th, 2020. As covered in the June column, the later than statute-set adjournment date (May 6th this year) was allowed by the Colorado Supreme Court ruling. This July column provides what happened or did not happen to the legislation written about in the February through May […]

Colorado’S Citizen Legislature – April 2020

Here is the status of the Colorado General Assembly taken from its website: Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2020. 

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – Mar. 2020

By Doris Beaver ~ House Bill 20-1140: HB 1140 concerns direct primary care service for medicaid recipients.  Under current law, “health care providers that treat Medicaid clients are prohibited by state and federal law from accepting payment from Medicaid clients outside of the terms set by the Medicaid program.” HB 1140, if passed, makes an […]

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – Feb. 2020

By Doris Beaver ~ Welcome to 2020 and Colorado’s Citizen Legislature! House Bill 1060: HB 1060 is probably one of the most gruesome bills to ever hit the halls down under the Gold Dome. Titled “Concerning the Conversion of Human Remains to Basic Elements Within a Container Using an Accelerated Process,” the bill “authorizes human […]

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – June 2019

By Doris Beaver ~ The column for June presents readers with what happened to the legislation written about in Colorado’s Citizen Legislature during the 2019 legislative session. Senate Bill 19-072: SB 072 was postponed on February 14th. SB 072 would have established a bill of rights for persons protected through guardianship and defined a “protected […]

Colorado’S Citizen Legislature – May 2019

By Doris Beaver ~ Colorado’s General Assembly adjourns on May 3rd. The June column of Colorado’s Citizen Legislature will present readers with what happened to legislation written about this session. House Bill 19-1317: Titled “The Creation of a Refundable Income Tax Credit for Qualifying Seniors that Replaces the Senior Property Tax Exemption, and in Connection […]


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