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Colorado lawmakers introduce new bills to kick off legislative session

DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers have introduced dozens of new bills on the first day of their 120-day session.

Among the proposals introduced Wednesday are bills that would allow police to confiscate handicapped parking placards that are being misused and barring phone companies from delivering phone directories unless customers request one.

Another would prohibit the state from allowing time that juvenile inmates spend on escape status to count toward their sentence.

Here’s a summary of bills introduced Wednesday on the first day of the Colorado Legislature:

– Asking voter permission to study repeal of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (Senate Concurrent Resolution 1).

– Repeal increased vehicle registration fees (Senate Bill 44).

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– Bar insurers or employers from spying on workers who file workers’ compensation claims (House Bill 1012).

– Allow police to confiscate handicapped parking placards that are being misused (House Bill 1019).

– Allow the Division of Motor Vehicles to accept donations to keep driver registration offices open (Senate Bill 55).

– Require buyers of precious metals to photograph the seller (Senate Bill 48).

– Impose fines for purchasing untaxed cigarettes (House Bill 1058).

– Require colleges to offer school safety training (House Bill 1054).

– Bar phone companies from delivering phone directories unless customers request them (House Bill 1068).

– Prohibit the state from allowing time that juvenile inmates spend on escape status to count toward their sentence (House Bill 1065).

– Bar school districts from employing felons (House Bill 1082).

– Bar Gov. Bill Ritter from putting up road signs to promote federal stimulus spending (House Bill 1079).

– Eliminate mandatory withholding of state income taxes (House Bill 1087).

– Allow neighbors to clean up foreclosed properties (House Bill 1084).

– Allow lobbyists to enter the state Capitol without being searched (House Bill 1092).

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