May 09, 2006

Sex-abuse bill dies as session ends

DENVER (CO)
Colorado Springs Gazette

By KYLE HENLEY THE GAZETTE

DENVER - Colorado lawmakers coasted to a finish Monday, putting the wraps on the 2006 General Assembly session two days early.

Unlike in previous years, lawmakers didnít have to scramble to hammer out lastminute compromises on major legislation in the waning hours of the 120-day session.

Most of the heavy lifting was done weeks ago, such as the statewide smoking ban that begins July 1. The remaining deals, such as an agreement fixing the state pension fund, were inked last week.

The biggest event of the last day, the 118th day, was what lawmakers didnít do.

Sen. Ron Tupa, D-Boulder, opted against a final vote on embattled legislation that would have lifted the statute of limitations on lawsuits in childhood sexual abuse.

Posted by kshaw at May 9, 2006 04:54 AM