Thursday, January 24, 2008

State Reptile Bill Hits House Floor Friday

The student-created bill that would designate the Western painted turtle as Colorado's state reptile will get preliminary consideration by the House of Representatives Friday.

HB 1017, sponsored by Rep. Cherilyn Peniston, D-Westminster, previously passed a House committee with only Rep. Douglas Bruce, R-Colorado Springs, opposed.

If the House passes the bill tomorrow, it will have to survive a third reading in that chamber before moving on the Senate for consideration.