Bill by Denver Students to Make Western Tiger Salamander the State Amphibian Passes Senate Committee Today
DENVER─Today, the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee approved House Bill 1147, sponsored by Senator Joyce Foster (D-Denver). This bipartisan legislation designates the Western Tiger Salamander as Colorado’s state amphibian. The legislation was proposed to House sponsor Representative Angela Williams (D-Denver) by students from local Denver schools. The bill initiators include Ninth-grader Larissa Babiak, fifth-grader Marko Babiak and second-grader Nicholas Babiak. More than 100 students came to the state capitol today to show their support for the bill, and to testify in front of the committee.