RELEASE: House Okays Dems’ Elder Coloradans Package

(April 15) – The House gave final approval this morning to two bills to increase the economic and physical security of Colorado retirees. HB15-1018, sponsored by Rep. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, increases efforts to stop those who cheat, rob or physically abuse the elderly. Current law requires some types of professionals, ranging from physicians to …

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RELEASE: ‘A Slap in the Face’

Republicans’ Vote to Kill Pay Equity Commission ‘Indefensible,’ Danielson Says (April 7) – Rep. Jessie Danielson castigated three Senate Republicans this morning after they voted last night to halt the state’s effort to identify and correct the causes of pay inequality for Colorado women. A 50-state study earlier this year found that the pay of …

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RELEASE: Better Care for CO Seniors

(March 25) – A simple solution to improve hospital care for Coloradans who depend on caregivers won overwhelming House approval this morning. HB15-1242, sponsored by Rep. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, would allow patients to check in to a hospital with a caregiver, who would remain with the patient during the hospital stay and be present …

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Increasing Support and Services for Sexual Assault Victims

(March 17) – The House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee voted 11-2 this afternoon to pass a bill to improve support services for sexual assault victims at public colleges and universities. HB15-1220, sponsored by Reps. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, and Su Ryden, D-Aurora, instructs colleges and universities to create a protocol with a …

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Collecting Rainwater to Increase Water Conservation

(March 16) – The House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee passed a bill on a bipartisan vote this afternoon allowing Coloradans to collect and store rainwater off of their roofs, which is currently illegal. HB15-1259, sponsored by Reps. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, and Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, will let someone collect the rain off their …

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Bipartisan House Passes Danielson’s Pay Equity Bill

(March 10) –State Rep. Jessie Danielson’s bill to continue Colorado’s Pay Equity Commission passed the House this morning with Republican support. The 36-28 tally included two Republican votes. Senate Republicans voted in January to eliminate the commission, the only forum in Colorado where businesses, employees and community leaders have been coming together to work toward …

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Danielson Introduces Bill to Support Campus Sexual Assault Survivors

DENVER – Today Colorado State Representative Jessie Danielson (D-Wheat Ridge) introduced legislation requiring Colorado’s higher education institutions to put in place higher standards to respond to incidents of sexual assault on campuses.   “HB-1220 will put in place a response standard at colleges and universities to make sure that victims receive the most complete care possible, as …

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Legislature Honors Fallen Jeffco Sheriff’s Sergeant

(Feb. 17) – The House and Senate voted unanimously today to honor Sgt. David Baldwin, a 27-year veteran of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, who was killed in the line of duty a year ago. HJR15-1012, sponsored by Reps. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, and Jon Keyser, R-Morrison, renames a portion of Colorado State Highway 93 …

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RELEASE: Danielson Fights for Equal Pay

Panel Backs Danielson Bill to Restore Commission Seeking Solutions to Pay Inequities (Jan. 29) – Rep. Jessie Danielson’s bill to continue the state’s effort to end pay inequities between women and men doing equal work passed its first test today on a party-line 7-6 vote in the House Business Affairs & Labor Committee. Senate Republicans …

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