Governor Polis Signs Bills Into Law to Regulate Funeral Facilities, Create More Housing Now through Historical Preservation, and Strengthen Colorado’s Thriving Agricultural Sector

* SB24 ~ Denver, CO - Governor Jared Polis had a busy day today as he signed several bills into law aimed at protecting Colorado families and supporting various industries in the state. The Governor began his day in Denver, where he signed three bills that will create more comprehensive guidelines for funeral facilities.

The first bill, SB24-173, was sponsored by Senator Dylan Roberts and Bob Gardner, along with Representatives Matt Soper and Brianna Titone. This bill will regulate mortuary science occupations and ensure that funeral facilities are held to higher standards of trustworthiness and professionalism.

The second bill, HB24-1335, was also sponsored by Representatives Soper and Titone, along with Senators Roberts and Gardner. This bill will continue the regulation of mortuary science code to ensure that these standards are consistently upheld.

Lastly, HB24-1254 was sponsored by Representatives Eliza Hamrick and Brandi Bradley, along with Senator Jim Smallwood. This bill will regulate nontransplant tissue banks to protect the integrity of these facilities.

Governor Polis expressed his pride in signing these bills during a press conference. "When grieving the loss of a loved one, the last thing a family should worry about is the trustworthiness and professionalism of those entrusted to care for the person who has passed," said Governor Polis.

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Later in the day, Governor Polis traveled to Alamosa where he signed two more bills aimed at supporting historical preservation and Colorado's agricultural sector. The first bill, HB24-1314, was sponsored by Representatives Meghan Lukens and Matthew Martinez, along with Senators Julie Gonzales and Perry Will. This bill provides tax credits for the preservation of historical buildings in order to create more housing opportunities for Coloradans.

"The rehabilitation of historical houses is part of our work to provide more housing now in Colorado while preserving what makes our state special," said Governor Polis during the signing ceremony.

The second bill, HB24-1249, was sponsored by Representatives Ty Winter and Matthew Martinez, along with Senators Rod Pelton and Dylan Roberts. This bill will provide tax credits for farmers and ranchers who support green infrastructure projects and agricultural stewardship practices.

"Protecting our water resources and strengthening our agriculture industry go hand in hand, and these bills move us closer to both goals," said Governor Polis.

Overall, Governor Polis's actions today demonstrate his commitment to protecting Colorado families and supporting various industries in the state. These new laws will ensure higher standards for funeral facilities, provide tax incentives for historical preservation and agricultural stewardship, and ultimately benefit the people of Colorado.

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