The second regular session of the 70th Colorado General Assembly of the Colorado House of Representatives was called to order by Speaker of the House Dickie Lee Hullinghorst on Jan. 13, following a prayer. After the posting of the colors, the speaker began the first day with a speech on what she hoped would be accomplished in the next 120 days. Then Minority Leader of the House Brian DelGrosso talked about what the Republican Caucus expects to accomplish in this session.
Among other things, DelGrosso emphasized the need for affordable housing in Colorado and urged the passage of construction defect legislation that will protect homeowners from bad building contractors and protect homebuilders from frivolous lawsuits. This legislation is supported by all of the business organizations in the state. He stressed that, at times, government needs to get out of the way, so that free people can make a living and create jobs.