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Archives for March 29, 2015

Bills Allowing Licensed Naturopaths to Treat Young Children, Prohibiting Microbeads in Cosmetics, Permitting Earphones While Driving, and More Signed

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, Governor Hickenlooper signed ten bills into law. To date, he has signed 78 bills this legislative session. The bills signed Thursday are summarized here.

  • HB 15-1012 – Concerning a Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Dyed Diesel, by Rep. Jon Becker and Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg. The bill expands the sales and use tax exemption for dyed diesel, which is only used for off-road vehicles.
  • HB 15-1055 – Concerning the Participation of People Who Are Not State Employees in the State Employee Assistance Program Established by the State Personnel Director, by Rep. Daneya Esgar and Sen. Kevin Grantham. The bill allows dependents of state employees to participate in the state’s employee assistance program as long as the dependent’s participation benefits the employee.
  • HB 15-1075 – Concerning the Authority for a Registered Naturopathic Doctor to Treat Children, by Rep. Joann Ginal and Sen. Larry Crowder. The bill allows registered naturopathic doctors to treat children under the age of 2 if certain conditions are met.
  • HB 15-1117 – Concerning the Clarification of the Application of the “Uniform Electronic Transfers Act” to the Conduct of the Internal Affairs of Domestic Entities, by Rep. JoAnn Windholz and Sen. Lucia Guzman. The bill allows electronic signatures under the Colorado Corporations and Associations Act.
  • HB 15-1137 – Concerning Requests for Multiple Booking Photographs, by Rep. KC Becker and Sen. John Cooke. The bill allows a person requesting multiple booking photographs to sign one release per year for the photographs.
  • HB 15-1144 – Concerning the Prohibition of Synthetic Plastic Microbeads in Personal Care Products, by Rep. Dianne Primavera and Sen. Nancy Todd. The bill prohibits the production, sale, manufacture, or promotion of personal care products containing microbeads. The bill phases in the prohibition between January 1, 2018 and January 1, 2020.
  • HB 15-1192 – Concerning the Ability of Specified Establishments Licensed to Serve Alcohol Beverages for On-Premises Consumption to Become Part of an Entertainment District Authorized by a Local Government, by Rep. KC Becker and Sen. Tim Neville. Senate Bill 11-273 allowed municipalities to create entertainment districts. This bill allows entertainment districts to obtain liquor licenses for specific purposes.
  • HB 15-1207 – Concerning the Use of Earphones While Driving, by Rep. Jovan Melton and Sen. Nancy Todd. The bill allows the use of earphones while driving, as long as only one ear is covered.
  • HB 15-1211 – Concerning License Requirements for Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers, by Rep. Dave Young and Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg. The bill makes several changes to licensing requirements for durable medical equipment providers.
  • SB 15-055 – Concerning State Engineer Administration of Tailwater Ditches, by Sen. Mary Hodge and Reps. Jeni James Arndt & Jon Becker. The bill allows a person using an irrigation ditch system to use a tailwater ditch to return water to a stream in variable amounts.

For a complete list of Governor Hickenlooper’s 2015 legislative decisions, click here.

Application Period Open for New Judgeship on Twelfth Judicial District Court Bench

The governor signed HB 15-1034 on Friday, March 20, 2015, which increased the number of district court judges in the Twelfth Judicial District from three to four, effective July 1, 2015. The Colorado State Judicial Branch announced on Friday, March 27, 2015, that applications are now being accepted for the forthcoming vacancy. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of the Twelfth Judicial District (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache counties) and must have been admitted to practice law in Colorado for five years. Application forms are available from the State Judicial website, and from the ex officio chair of the Twelfth Judicial District Nominating Commission, Justice Hood. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on May 4, 2015, and anyone wishing to nominate another person must do so no later than 4 p.m. on April 27, 2015.

For more information about the vacancy, click here.

Finalists Announced for Denver County Court Vacancy

On March 27, 2015, the Denver County Court Judicial Nominating Commission transmitted the names of three contenders for the Denver County Court vacancy to Mayor Hancock. The Denver County Court vacancy will be created by the retirement of Hon. James Breese, effective April 30, 2015.

Mayor Hancock has until April 13, 2015, to select one of the nominees for appointment to the Denver County Court bench. The three nominees are Patrick McKinstry, Chelsea Reiss, and Kerri Lombardi. Comments about the nominees can be submitted to the mayor via email.


Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 3/27/2015

On Friday, March 27, 2015, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued one published opinion and three unpublished opinions.

United States v. Celio

Pine Telephone Co., Inc. v. Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.

United States v. Seymour

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.