On January 20, 2012, Rep. Amy Stephens and Sen. Bill Cadman introduced HB 12-1175 – Concerning the Encouragement of a State Agency to Pursue Colorado-Specific Solutions in Lieu of Federal Regulation Whenever Possible, and, in Connection Therewith, Requiring a State Agency to Report Annually Regarding Opportunities for Waiver from Newly Adopted Federal Regulations. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
The bill encourages a Colorado state agency that is potentially impacted by, subject to, or charged with administering federal rules and regulations that expressly allow a state to opt out of the regulations to seek the waiver. An agency is required to report annually to the general assembly regarding the agency’s opportunities for and attempts at obtaining such waivers. On February 28, the bill cleared the Economic and Business Development Committee and is now awaiting action on 2nd Reading on the House floor.
Since this summary, the bill passed the Second Reading and was laid over daily for the Third Reading in the House.
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