Residents of rural parts of Colorado may no longer have to drive several hours to testify on legislation at the Capitol, under a bill that passed a House panel on March 31.
House Bill 1303 — sponsored by House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver …
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House Bill 1303 — sponsored by House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver and Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction — would allow legislative committees to take remote testimony from witnesses from different parts of the state.
Videoconferencing links would be set up in a few different areas of the state, with a requirement that one of the links be set up in the Western Slope.
The bill received unanimous support from the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and now heads to the Appropriations Committee for further consideration.
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