Colorado State Legislators began the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly January 8.

Senator Kerry Donovan pre-filed her first bill, “Repeal Ban On Local Gov Regulation Of Plastics” on Jan. 6.

Currently, local governments do not have any control over regulation of plastics in their city or town. Repealing this statute will place control back into the hands of local governments and allow cities and towns to respond directly to local needs regarding plastics.

For more information and to find live updates of the State Senate, visit https://leg.colorado.gov/watch-listen .

“Our state has a shared value of environmental stewardship. Repealing the ban on local government regulations of plastics would be a great step forward so that individual communities can create policy around plastics and waste that local leaders see as being in their communities’ best interest,” Donovan said.

Donovan will also be working on improving healthcare access across Colorado, protecting the environment and addressing rural economic development during the 2020 session.

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