As predicted, Gov. Bill Owens has vetoed six bills passed by the Colorado legislature. He made his "personal best" veto record ever -- 17 vetoes in one year. Here's a list of Owens' vetoed bills:
- HB 1020: To expand eligibility for unemployment compensation.
- HB 1115: To allow employees access to their personnel files.
- HB 1207: To allow utilities to bill ratepayers for lines moved because of RTD's FasTracks project.
- HB 1224: To require members of the Public Utility Commission to appear twice yearly before the legislature.
- HB 1239: To allow locked-out employees to collect unemployment compensation.
- SB 134: To ban live expert testimony in workers' compensation cases.
- SB 78: To allow additional 911 surcharges.
- SB 40: To let lawmakers set up office accounts with donations from private groups.
- HB 1061: To increase protections for tenants.
- SB 61: To reduce the minimum level of services from contractors hired by the Regional Transportation District.
- HB 1007: To require additional training for notaries public.
- HB 1162: To mandate a minimum energy efficiency standard for certain appliances.
- SB 174: To allow local governments to use additional sales tax revenue for preserving open space.
- SB 25: To change how caps on noneconomic damage limits in lawsuits are computed.
- SB 69: To require that county employee salary information be published by job title only.
- HB 1255: To change how schools charge tuition costs for out-of-district special-education students.
- HB 1042: To require health-care providers to notify rape victims about emergency contraception.