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Colorado State Representative Brianna Titone displays the Recompose cycle
Jan 2021 — Public Policy

Colorado

In 2021, Recompose will once again be working to legalize natural organic reduction in Colorado. 

Building on the interest and support generated by HB1060 during the 2020 session, Recompose is once again leading legislation to make human composting legal in Colorado.

HB21-006 (2021) 

Senator Robert Rodriguez is sponsoring Colorado’s human composting legislation: HB21-006: Human Remains Natural Reduction Soil. The bill unanimously passed its first committee, Senate Local Government, by a vote of 5 to 0 on February 16, 2021. Thank you to all our supporters in Colorado who testified on behalf of the bill. You can follow the progress of the bill here at the Colorado Legislature’s website.

If you are interested in testifying in favor of the bill or sending a letter of support to your local representatives, let us know at info@recompose.life with “Colorado” in the subject line. We’ll be sure to keep the community updated via our newsletter as the bill moves forward.

HB1060 (2020) 

In early 2020, Recompose partnered with Colorado State Representative Brianna Titone to bring forward House Bill 20-1060. After strong support, the bill was postponed indefinitely due to budget concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bill enjoyed bipartisan support and passed the House by a vote of 49 to 15. Due to COVID-19, the Colorado Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs voted to postpone this bill indefinitely on May 27, 2020, meaning the bill will no longer move forward this session.

Thank you to Representative Titone and cosponsors Representative Matt Soper, Senator Robert Rodriguez, and Senator Vicki Marble. Thanks also to all our supporters in Colorado including the funeral industry professionals and individuals who testified in support of HB20-1060.

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