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Commentary: How to prevent a controversial construction defects bill from being blocked for the fourth year in a row? Eliminate 2 committee members, including the swing voter.
Key Democrat at center of condo-defects fight is pulled from legislative ‘kill committee’
Oct 1, 2015, 5:25pm MDT Updated Oct 1, 2015, 5:31pm MDT
Ed Sealover, Reporter, Denver Business Journal
The Democratic Colorado legislator who was the swing vote on the failed construction-defects reform bill earlier this year will not have the opportunity to cast a second vote on the subject as a member of the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.
House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Gunbarrel, announced Thursday that she will drop the size of the state Legislature’s so-called “kill committee” from 11 members to nine for the 2016 legislative session and will remove state Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton, from the committee as a result.
House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, also must remove one Republican member now.
It was one of a number of moves made by the speaker on Thursday, including the elevation of Lakewood Democratic Rep. Brittany Pettersen to House Education Committee chairwoman after the death of last year’s chairman, the late Rep. John Buckner.
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