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Gov. Hickenlooper signs first bills into law today

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed seven bills into law today. The bills were the first to emerge from the 2011 General Assembly.

Sponsored by Rep. Mark Ferrandino and Sen. Morgan Carroll. The legislation continues the foreclosure deferment program with the Department of Local Affairs through June 30, 2014.

Sponsored by Rep. Matt Jones and Sen. Lois Tochtrop. The legislation modifies the educational requirements and professional experience necessary to receive a CPA certificate from the Department of Regulatory Agencies.


Sponsored by Rep. Bob Gardner and Sen. John Morse. The legislation officially enacts the softbound volumes of the Colorado Revised Statutes as the statutory law of the state of Colorado.

Sponsored by Rep. Don Coram and Sen. Gail Schwartz. The legislation creates new rules for members of the Regional Tourism Authority boards.

Sponsored by Rep. Mark Waller and Sen. Linda Newell. The legislation clarifies provisions concerning the crime of unauthorized residency by an adult criminal offender in order to comply with the “Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision,” which Colorado is a signatory.

Sponsored by Rep. Ray Scott and Sen. John Morse. The legislation will align Colorado law with the federal Dodd Frank Act regarding the financing of property.

Sponsored by Reps. Su Ryden, Rhonda Fields and Sen. Carroll. The legislation will extend the military checkoff on Colorado tax returns. Funds generated by the legislation will be used for emergency grants for financial hardships to member of the Colorado National Guard, reservists and their families when ordered to active military duties.

For a complete list of Hickenlooper’s 2011 legislation decisions, click here.
Click here to listen to audio from today's bill signing.


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