By PATRICK MALONE | email@example.com | Posted: Friday, January 6, 2012 12:00 am
DENVER — State Sen. Gail Schwartz plans to carry legislation again this year that would allow the sale of homemade food without health department inspections.
A similar proposal that aims to promote locally produced foods last year did not pass.
Schwartz will also introduce legislation that:
- Bans dumping of electronic waste at landfills, instead redirecting it to recycling centers.
- Seeks to reduce the risk of fire posed by standing dead timber.
- Expands broadband Internet access in rural areas.
- Continues the Building Excellent Schools Today, or BEST program that has helped build 12 new schools in Schwartz’s Senate district, including some in the San Luis Valley.
“We must focus on legislation to strengthen Colorado’s economy, protect our state’s natural resources and improve access to quality education and health care in our rural communities,” Schwartz said.