Colorado state Senate Republicans on Tuesday sued Leroy Garcia, the Senate president, over the use of multiple computers to read a 2,000-page bill Monday, claiming the move violated the state Constitution.
“I’m hopeful this will ensure there is a full process,” said state Sen. Bob Gardner, a Colorado Springs Republican who is a plaintiff in the lawsuit.
Also named in the lawsuit is Cindi Markwell, the secretary of the Senate. Other plaintiffs are state Sen. John Cooke, a Weld County Republican, and Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert of Parker.
A Denver District Court judge on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order and has scheduled a hearing for next Tuesday to hear arguments in the case. The order forbids Senate leadership from using a similar tactic to read bills at length if requested by a lawmaker.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
Source:: The Denver Post – Politics