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A news story in last week's Independent detailed numerous laws being proposed this year by the Colorado legislature -- everything from banning King Soopers cards to one bite you're out for vicious-dog owners. What law would you make?

click to enlarge Steve Doyle  -  - Hillside  -  - Unemployed teacher -  - What do you think about a law to ban grocery discount cards? Those cards are a scam. What's their point if not to get something from us? -  - How about eliminating expiration dates on gift cards: Why should there be a time limit on something already paid for? -  - Should auto insurance rates be lowered? I don't have a car, but I'm sure current rates are probably too high no matter what they are. -  - Should dog owners be held liable for all injuries inflicted by their dogs? Dog owners should not be held liable if the dog bites a state representative. -  - Should you be able to sue fast-food joints for obesity?  I encourage all lawsuits against fast-food places. I'd support a law prohibiting their existence. -  - Given the chance, what law would you make? There needs to be a law against naming anything after Ronald Reagan.
  • Steve Doyle

    Hillside

    Unemployed teacher

    What do you think about a law to ban grocery discount cards? Those cards are a scam. What's their point if not to get something from us?

    How about eliminating expiration dates on gift cards: Why should there be a time limit on something already paid for?

    Should auto insurance rates be lowered? I don't have a car, but I'm sure current rates are probably too high no matter what they are.

    Should dog owners be held liable for all injuries inflicted by their dogs? Dog owners should not be held liable if the dog bites a state representative.

    Should you be able to sue fast-food joints for obesity? I encourage all lawsuits against fast-food places. I'd support a law prohibiting their existence.

    Given the chance, what law would you make? There needs to be a law against naming anything after Ronald Reagan.

click to enlarge Latoya Brown  -  - Patty Jewett  -  - Secretary  -  - What do you think about a law to ban grocery discount cards? What's the difference between discount cards and cutting coupons? It's just a card. They don't restrict who gets them. -  - Should you be able to sue fast-food joints for obesity? If you don't know what you're putting in your mouth, maybe you shouldn't be eating out. -  - Given the chance, what law would you make? I'd earmark a small amount of tax money that would go to agencies in El Paso, Park and Teller counties that provide services to people with developmental disabilities.
  • Latoya Brown

    Patty Jewett

    Secretary

    What do you think about a law to ban grocery discount cards? What's the difference between discount cards and cutting coupons? It's just a card. They don't restrict who gets them.

    Should you be able to sue fast-food joints for obesity? If you don't know what you're putting in your mouth, maybe you shouldn't be eating out.

    Given the chance, what law would you make? I'd earmark a small amount of tax money that would go to agencies in El Paso, Park and Teller counties that provide services to people with developmental disabilities.

click to enlarge Richard Joy  -  - Pueblo   -  - Engineer  -  - What do you think about a law to ban grocery discount cards? Personally, they're a pain in the neck, but the government has no business banning them. -  - How about eliminating expiration dates on gift cards: Bad idea. People need to balance their books. You can't have things like that hanging out there forever. -  - Should auto insurance rates be lowered? It was better when we weren't required to carry personal injury protection. A lot of people can't afford it.
  • Richard Joy

    Pueblo

    Engineer

    What do you think about a law to ban grocery discount cards? Personally, they're a pain in the neck, but the government has no business banning them.

    How about eliminating expiration dates on gift cards: Bad idea. People need to balance their books. You can't have things like that hanging out there forever.

    Should auto insurance rates be lowered? It was better when we weren't required to carry personal injury protection. A lot of people can't afford it.

click to enlarge Kathryn De Angelo  -  - Myrtle Beach, SC  -  - Lawyer -  - What do you think about a law to ban grocery discount cards? It's the customer's choice to make, though maybe they should require disclosure about customer tracking when you sign up for the card. -  - What do you think about a law prohibiting you from suing fast-food joints? This is a dangerous first step towards tort reform. What you hear about are the bizarre cases that are usually reduced or overturned anyway on appeal. People shouldn't lose the right to their day in court. -  - Should auto insurance rates be lowered? It would depend on what you have to give up for it and how it comes back to bite the consumer, but anything that reduces insurance rates sounds good to me. -  - Given the chance, what law would you make? A law preserving the benefits and resources currently available to seniors that are incapacitated or disabled. Many states are downsizing such help.
  • Kathryn De Angelo

    Myrtle Beach, SC

    Lawyer

    What do you think about a law to ban grocery discount cards? It's the customer's choice to make, though maybe they should require disclosure about customer tracking when you sign up for the card.

    What do you think about a law prohibiting you from suing fast-food joints? This is a dangerous first step towards tort reform. What you hear about are the bizarre cases that are usually reduced or overturned anyway on appeal. People shouldn't lose the right to their day in court.

    Should auto insurance rates be lowered? It would depend on what you have to give up for it and how it comes back to bite the consumer, but anything that reduces insurance rates sounds good to me.

    Given the chance, what law would you make? A law preserving the benefits and resources currently available to seniors that are incapacitated or disabled. Many states are downsizing such help.

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