Colorado Newsline: To the state lawmaker who sponsored legislation for people with disabilities, the success of House Bill 21-1110 is the perfect example of why “representation matters.”
After freshman Democratic Rep. David Ortiz of Littleton was elected in 2020, he became the first person who uses a wheelchair to serve in the Colorado General Assembly. This year, Ortiz led efforts to incorporate some federal protections for people with disabilities into state law, making it easier for them to sue the government for discrimination.
Other states including California have passed similar disability rights laws. Colorado’s legislation — which Democratic Gov. Jared Polis signed on June 30 — also goes a step further.
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