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2010 Legislative and Issue Analyses

To view the analyses, click on More Info below the bill number or issue. All documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat for viewing.

Analyses are based on bills or issues at the time of their consideration by the Board of  Directors. Bills may change during the course of a legislative session. For the current status of these and other bills introduced in the Colorado legislature, visit the web site for the Colorado General Assembly.

Occasionally the Board of Directors also will take a position on a ballot measure. In compliance with state election law, no analyses are prepared on ballot measures that are not of official concern to the Health District.

Questions about analyses? Contact the Health District at 970-224-5209.

2010 Legislative and Issue Analyses
Bill or Issue What it concerns HD Board Action Date Considered
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Makes failure to wear seatbelts a primary offense under Colorado law. The Board of Directors voted to strongly support this bill. After amendments were made to the bill, the board changed its position to support on Feb. 23.  Feb . 12
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Disqualifies gender as a factor in rating health insurance premiums in the individual health insurance market. The Board of Directors voted to support this bill.  Feb . 12
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SB10-109 Concerning regulation by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment of the physician-patient relationship for medical marijuana patients. The Board of Directors voted to strongly support this bill. Feb. 23
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Requires that minors wear a protective helmet when operating a non-motorized, wheeled vehicle on public streets and premises open to the public. Codifies an existing directive from the Department of Transportation that calls for outreach and collaboration between appropriate agencies to develop an educational curriculum that teaches street safety to minors. The Board of Directors voted to strongly support this bill. Feb. 23
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Concerning regulation of medical marijuana The Board of Directors did not vote to support or oppose the bill as-is (see Board Position on HB-1284) March 12