Danielson’s Wage Theft Transparency Act Becomes Law

(April 13) – In a victory for Colorado working families, Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed the Wage Theft Transparency Act, ending the use of an obsolete, century-old law to classify wage theft as a “trade secret.” HB17-1021, sponsored by Speaker Pro Tem Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, makes wage theft violations subject to open records requests. …

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Danielson: Expanding Colorado’s child care options

Column by State Rep. Jessie Danielson Many hard-working parents across Colorado are struggling to find quality, affordable child care that meets their needs. While there are wonderful daycare centers, early learning centers and other licensed child care facilities that serve families very well, some parents need or want other options. In a time where child …

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RELEASE: House Passes Danielson’s Veterans Higher Ed Bill

Michaelson Jenet-Danielson Bill Helps Vets Receive College Credit for Certain Military Training (April 5) – A bill by Reps. Dafna Michaelson Jenet and Jessie Danielson to facilitate applying college credit for military service passed the House unanimously this morning with a 63-0 vote. Every representative present in the chamber also chose to co-sponsor the measure, …

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RELEASE: Protecting Seniors From Financial Fraud

(April 4) – Speaker Pro Tem Jessie Danielson’s bill to fight the financial exploitation of seniors before it occurs won final House passage this morning. HB17-1253, sponsored by Rep. Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, creates a reporting requirement for investment advisors and brokers who have a “reasonable belief” that someone has ripped off, or is scheming to …

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RELEASE: Unanimous Approval for Veterans Higher Ed Bill

(March 16) – A bill by Reps. Dafna Michaelson Jenet and Jessie Danielson to facilitate applying college credit for military service passed the House Education Committee unanimously this afternoon. “We have an obligation to our veterans to honor the American dream they fought for,” said Rep. Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge. “Our bill helps them find a …

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Danielson: Protecting children from predators

Column by State Rep. Jessie Danielson Any time a child is victimized by a sexual predator it is a tragedy for the victim and a vile crime that deserves swift punishment. When a child is assaulted multiple times by a pattern offender, law enforcement must be able to use every tool at their disposal to …

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Danielson: Creating wage theft transparency

Column by Jessie Danielson Imagine working hard at your job, then discovering that you’ve been cheated out of your wages or benefits when your paycheck arrives. You may have personally experienced something similar – not being paid for overtime worked, having to work off the clock, or other wage law violations. Perhaps the worse part …

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RELEASE: Danielson Is the New Speaker Pro Tem

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Danielson Is the New Speaker Pro Tem Wheat Ridge Rep Earns Coveted Spot in House Leadership Team (Dec. 1, 2016) – Rep. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, was selected today by Speaker-Designate Crisanta Duran to serve as the new Speaker Pro Tempore, who will preside over the House when the speaker is absent. …

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Danielson: Closing the offshore tax haven loophole

By State Rep. Jessie Danielson You and I pay taxes. Colorado tourists pay taxes. Colorado small businesses do their part. So it makes sense that big corporations should pay their fair share, too. However, some large multinational corporations dodge paying state income taxes by hiding profits in known tax haven countries like Bermuda or the …

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