Governor Signs Denver Students' Salamander Bill into Law Today
Representative Angela Williams (left), Senator Joyce Foster and students look on as Governor John Hickenlooper signs HB 1147 into law
DENVER – Today, Governor John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1147 into law. 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. Dozens of students came to the state capitol today to show their support for the bill, and to watch it be signed into law.