Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 4, 1977 · Page 2
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unt,r.it,y (Colo.) TRIBUNE Sat.. June 4,1977 Compromise bilingual bill clean Senate 33-1 THE FAMILY CIRCUS , By Bil Keane DENVER (UP1) - A biU restricting Colorado'stwo-year- old bilingual-bicuHural education act sailed through the Senate with little difficulty Friday, unlike earlier floor debates on the emotional issue which kept lawmakers at their desks for hours. Final passage of the measure -- a compromise bill which contained parts of a proposal which Gov. Richard Lamm vetoed earlier in the year -came on 33-1 vote. The only dissenting vote came from Sen. Paul Sandoval, D-Denver, who was one of the architects of the existing law. The bill declares that the Anxiety strikes Eight-year-old Stephen Pratt is wide-eyed, . and his brother, Michael, clinches his hands in anxiety as Fluffy the newly hatched cecropia moth climbs Stephen's shirt. The sons of Mr. and Mrs. James Pratt, 2220 Panorama On, were extremely excited Wednesday when the first of two cecropia moths emerged from its cocoon because it was Stephen's eighth bir : thday. What a nice present, and Stephen celebrated by taking the moth in a carefully built cage to'his first grade class at Meeker elementary. When Stephen returned home, the second moth had emerged from its cocoon, and now four-year-old Michael was excited. The Pratt children found the cecropia larvae on one of the bushes in their yard last autumn. When the larvae spun their cocoons, the Pralts brought them into their home and kept them isolated and protected for the winter. They had almost given up hopes when the moths came out of the cocoons. As the one moth climbed ' over Stephen's arm.onto his shirt, he quipped, "It feels funny and I don't like it." (Tribune photo by Paul Moloney) House concurs on amendments DENVER (AP) - Colorado House members, anxious to speed adjournment, chose not to fight on a handful of their bills returned from the State Senate with amendments. One major bill was designed to cut down on welfare fraud, which supporters said cost the state 55.9 million per year. Under the measure, social service workers would be re-" quired to make monthly fraud detection reports to law enforcement officials. In addition, welfare caseworkers would be required to have eight hours of welfare fraud training. Counties would be allowed to keep one-half of any state money recovered from successful prosecution of fraud cases. A's originally approved by the House, the bill would have required counties to issue photo identification cards and to publicize names of welfare recipients. But that was changed to give counties discretion in issuing cards, and the publication of names was also withdrawn. · As orignally introduced, the bill would have cost more than $7 million.'But before it cleared the House the price tag dropped to about $2 million. - As approved by the Senate, and readopled. by the House, the cost was estimated at about $351.000.. Other bills re-adopted would: -Transfer the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind . from the. Department of Institutions to the Department of Education. The Senate accepted . a minority conference report on the bill that exempted the Senate approves porno measure DENVER (UPI) -- Ameas- The bill not only penalizes vote. "'When this bill passes, ure which could give Colorado persons who peddle and pro- you're liable to find absolutely the toughest anti-pornography mote pornography, but provides nothing changes in our socie- legislation in the nation won a $50 fine for anyone who buys ty." final approval in the Senate obscene materials or attends X- Friday as lawmakers prepared rated shows. It also gives to bring their 1977 session to an prosecutors injunctive powers end. to halt the sale of obscene With virtually no debate, the magazines or the showing of bill was approved by a 29-5 vote pornographic films. and sent to Gov. Richard Lamm to sign into law. "I suspect we are in the Proponents of the bill said it process of passing a law that is P""'^TM 1 '" al al =°, sh ° u l ' cJd even keep such men's going to be unconstitutional," mcluded but agreed to back off magazines as Playboy from the said Sen. Regis Groff, D- Us tougher stand. newsstands. Denver, who cast a dissenting "I would rather have, the written word in the bill," said Sen. Joe Schieffelin, R-Lakewood. "But I don't want to kill the bill simply because it does not have the printed word." The bill makes it a felony for anyone to promote obscene ms,sted upon. The Senate said million tax break approved by lawmakers DENVER (UPI) -- Colorado other taxpayers. taxpayers now receiving a $7 food tax credit on their state income tax returns for each The sliding scale differed materials involving illicit acts or in pornographic poses. Such a crime would be from the bill than emerged from the House family member could claim as earlier. Representativeswanted punishable by up to nve years much as $16 next year under a a fiat increase from 57 to S10 tax relief bill given approval by for all residents who claimed state lawmakers Friday. the deduction. Senate Majority Leader Richard Flock, R-Denver, said the bill one of his priorities because be fined up to 55000 and measure would provide a $7.6 he promised voters last Novem- million tax break to state her he would work for such citizens in 1978. The amount of legislation if they rejected a the food tax credit which could proposed constitutional amend- be claimed would depend on the ment sought by Gov. Richard size and the income of the Lamm. in prison and a $15,000 fine. Anyone convicted of promoting obscene materials -- but Plock said he considered the not involving a child - could be fined up to SS.OOO and sentenced lo up to two years in family. A family grossing less than There are about 200 species $3,000 per member could claim of Pnilodendron. a maximum $16. The credit would be 511 if the gross earning averaged between $3,000 and $4,000 per family member. The credit would remain at the current $7 for all Those voting against the bill were Senators Groff, Barbara Holme, D-Denver, William Comer, D-Colorado Springs, Ron Stewart, D-Longmonl, and James Kadlecek, D-Greeley. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 10th Avenue and 10th Street 9:00 a.m., Church School 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Worship Services Sufficient Grace The Rev. Marvin H. Adams Church Staff The Rev. Marvin H. Adams Or. Deanna M. Bleyle Mr. Frank L. Weaver Mrs. David Jelden" Dr. Bob Stout Nursery Provided Kodak paper. For a good look at the times of your life. WESTERN Camera, Inc. 811 9th St., Greeley, 351-6684 1 Day Service · Kodacolor processing and printing · E-6 Ekfachrome We use Kodak paper exclusively. bilingual program is transitional -- meaning thai students no longer need it once they become proficient in the English language. The House softened that change somewhat by saying parents could keep their children in the program, even after they had a sufficent knowledge of the English language. The bill also declares that students must be both linguistically and culturally different before they can be considered in need of the program. The current law says either condition is sufficient lo place a student under a mandatory count which requires schools to offer the program. Smoker measure headed toward governor's desk DENVER (DPI) - Smokers The Senate accepted a would have to snuff out their conference committee report, cigarettes, cigars and pipe re-adopted the measure and ashes before walking into then gave final approval. The elevators, museums, galleries, House took the same action libraries and 'public meeting earlier, rooms under legislation ap- foes of the bill at one lime proved Friday in the Colorado succeeded in including the Senate and sent to Gov. House and Senate chambers in Richard Lamm to be signed the anti-smoking ban, but those into law. areas were removed by the Passage of the measure by a conference committee. 19-13 -vot? was a victory for Rep- Robert Burford, R- Sen. Hugh Fowler, R-Littletpn, Grand Junction, called the bill an ardent foe of smoking, "completely unenforceable" Previous attempts by Fowler to . during earlier debate and pass the measure have been described it as "one of the rejected. silliest bills I've ever seen." The law requires that schools offer bilingual education in kindergarten through third grades if there are 50 students or 10 per cent of the student body in need of such help. Majority Republicans resurrected the bill after Lamm vetoed it and made a key change which they believe will prevent another veto -- they tied in 52.5 million in state funding for bilingual education. !f Lamm vetoes the new bill, there will be no state money for such programs. Sen. Don Sandoval, D-Denver, told lawmakers he was "not happy" with the bill, but said amendments added in the House made it more acceptable to him. He assisted in delaying tactics on the Senate floor during its previous consideration. The two Sandovals, who are not relayed, tied up debate for hours by demanding that every bill on the calendar be read at length. The Senate Friday accepted House amendments to the bill --primarily changes drafted by House Minority Leader Ruben Valdez, D-Denver -- and then readopted the measure before sending it to the governor. Valdez's amendments define what constitutes a full-time bilingual program and what constitutes an eligible pupil with linguistically different .skills. "But I only opened my eyes a LITTLE to see what you were doin'!" Greeley Needs A CITIZEN LOBBY COMMON CAUSE NEEDS YOU!! LAWN PARTY - SUN, JUNE 5 6-9 p.m. 172012th Ave. Be our guest -- Meet with over 60 local members and learn how Common Cause can improve government. 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