Colorado lawmakers reject effort to require ski areas to report injuries, publish safety plans

The Colorado Sun: Colorado state lawmakers on Thursday killed a bill that would have required ski areas to publish ski injury statistics and safety plans. 

The Colorado Senate’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee heard from more than 40 witnesses over three hours Thursday, many pleading for the passage of Senate Bill 184. They also heard from ski industry representatives who urged the committee to reject the Ski Areas Safety Plans and Accident Reporting Act. 

Ultimately, the five-member committee of two Republicans and three Democrats voted 4-1 to kill  the bill. The lone vote to advance the measure came from Sen. Jessie Danielson, a Wheat Ridge Democrat and prime sponsor of the legislation.

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