Legislation

Click here to read about sponsored Bills and Resolutions that Rep. Janet Buckner is involved with in the 2017 Legislative Session.

 

Rep. Buckner brought an ambitious agenda to the 2016 legislative session, her first. Her bill to require companies that contract with the state of Colorado to have an equal-pay-for-equal-work policy was given the honor of being the first bill introduced in the session. She also sponsored legislation to revive the state’s parental leave law, requiring large companies to provide their workers with up to 18 hours of unpaid time off per year for parent-teacher conferences or meetings related to interventions, dropout prevention, attendance, truancy or special education services. Both bills passed the House but were unfortunately defeated by Senate Republicans.

 

(This summary is credited to the House Majority Office)