Jun 7, 2010 11:18 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Gov. Ritter to sign bills in Pueblo, Canon City

The bill signing frenzy continues in Colorado, as Gov. Bill Ritter plows through hundreds of bills passed by the legislature in the waning days of this year's session.

The governor will sign more than a dozen bills today and tomorrow.  On Tuesday, Gov. Ritter will sign three bills at Lake Pueblo State Park and one bill on the banks of the Arkansas River in Canon City.

Here's a rundown of the new laws to be signed:

Monday, June 7, 2010

1:30 p.m. Gov. Ritter will be joined by Sen. Whitehead in Cortez to sign into law measures that reduce vehicle registration fees and help ensure drinking water is protected from pesticide pollution. The bills are:

· Senate Bill 34, Pesticide Act Refillers Requirements

· Senate Bill 198, Reduce Late Vehicle Registration Fees

Location: Cortez Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center, 928 Main St., Cortez.


4 p.m. Gov. Ritter will be joined by Sen. Whitehead near Durango to sign several significant water and wildlife bills:

· Senate Bill 25, Extend Funding Water Efficiency Grants

· House Bill 1051, Water Efficiency Plans Annual Reports

· House Bill 1250, Water Conservation Bd Construction Fund

· House Bill 1398, Species Conservation Trust Fund

Location: Animas La Plata Water Project Reservoir Dam. Media and other attendees should meet in Fitness Solutions parking lot, 381 S. Camino Del Rio, Durango, at 3:30 p.m. for an escort to the top of the dam.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

8 a.m. Gov. Ritter will be joined by Sen. Schwartz and Rep. Vigil in Monte Vista to sign three bills into law:

· Senate Bill 19, Valuation of New Hydro-Electric Facilities

· Senate Bill 42, Financial Exploitation Investigations

· Senate Bill 72, Colorado Seed Potato Act

Location: Monte Vista Coop Country Supply, 1901 E. Highway 160, Monte Vista.


10:45 a.m. Gov. Ritter and several lawmakers will visit Lake Pueblo State Park to sign several bills into law, including a measure that aims to increase the use of renewable energy at state parks. The bills are:

· House Bill 1349, Renewables for Parks

· Senate Bill 73, Nurse Home Visitor Program Admin

· House Bill 1243, Powers of Special Districts

Location: Lake Pueblo State Park, 640 Pueblo Reservoir Road, Lone Owl Pavilion (enter park on north).


1:30 p.m. Gov. Ritter will visit the banks of Arkansas River near the Royal Gorge to sign a bill that will protect Colorado

waterways and communities from uranium milling operations.

· House Bill 1348, Increase Oversight Radioactive Materials

Location: Whitewater Kayak Recreation Park, 401 Water St., Canon City.


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