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Stapleton Applauds Signing of Bill to Allow State Gifts Displayed at Colorado History Museum, April 25, 2014

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April 25, 2014
 
Stapleton Applauds Signing of Bill to Allow State Gifts Displayed at Colorado History Museum
 
DENVER – Treasurer Walker Stapleton applauded today’s signing of House Bill 1286, which would allow gifts received by Colorado’s current and past governors to go on display at the Colorado History Museum.
 
“This legislation will allow my office to loan state treasures to the Colorado History Museum for all Coloradans to enjoy,” Stapleton said.  “Big thanks to Sen. Steadman and Rep. Melton for their work in getting this bill through the legislature, and thank you to Gov. Hickenlooper for his support.”
 
"Gifts received by Colorado Governors should really be shared with the people of our state and not collect dust in the Treasurer's vault,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper.  “We'd like to thank Walker for this common sense solution that will lead to the cultural enrichment of Coloradans." 
 
PICTURED ABOVE: Treasurer Walker Stapleton, Sen. Pat Steadman, Rep. Jovan Melton, State Historic Preservation Office Ed Nichols, Deputy Treasurer Brett Johnson. FRONT: Gov. John Hickenlooper
 
Among the items are stuffed animal mascots from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, coins from the Republic of Tatarstan, Chinese vases, fine crystal artwork from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, and framed prints from groups such as the Colorado Latino Chamber of Commerce and the United States Department of Interior.