Monday, May 12, 2008


Monday, May 12, 2008
10:30 a.m.                   Gov. Ritter will join Frontier Airlines President and CEO Sean Menke for a special dedication ceremony for the airline's newest Airbus A320.
                                    Location: Arrive at Frontier ticket counter (position 1) to obtain a gate badge. Please arrive by 9:30 a.m., and contact Frontier media relations in advance if you plan to attend: 720-374-4560 or
1:30 p.m.                    Gov. Ritter will sign Senate Bills 233 and 133 into law.
                                    SB 233 authorizes the state to issue Certificates of Participation to finance about $200 million of higher-education construction projects throughout the state, including the new science building on the Auraria campus in Denver.
SB 133 creates the "Teach Colorado Scholarship Program" for student-teachers.
Location: Auraria campus, construction site for the new science building. The site is located off southbound Speer Boulevard, across from the Denver Performing Arts Complex and next to the existing science building.
6 p.m.                          Gov. Ritter will deliver remarks to the Meta-Leadership Summit for Emergency Preparedness.
Location: JW Marriott Cherry Creek, 150 Clayton Lane.
8 to 9 p.m.                  Gov. Ritter will make a live appearance on "The Aaron Harber Show" on KBDI-TV Channel 12.   
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
7:30 a.m.                     Gov. Ritter will sign three school-safety bills into law during the inaugural meeting of the Pikes Peak Region Safe Schools Coalition. The bills are:
Senate Bill 1, which creates the Colorado School Safety Resource Center, sponsored by Sen. John Morse and Rep. Amy Stephens.
Senate Bill 181, Coordinated Response to School Incidents, sponsored by Sen. Tom Wiens and Rep. Tom Massey.
House Bill 1267, School Critical Incident Planning, sponsored by Rep. Massey and Sen. Ken Kester.
Location:  Pine Creek High School, 10750 Thunder Mountain Ave., Colorado Springs.
2:20 p.m.                    Gov. Ritter will sign four transportation bills into law:
HB 1010, Motor Vehicle Traffic Fines, sponsored by Rep. Buffie McFadyen and Sen. Stephanie Takis.
HB 1036, Charles Mather Highway Safety Act, sponsored by Rep. McFadyen and Sen. Suzanne Williams.
HB 1257, Overweight Motor Vehicle Permits & Fees, sponsored by Rep. Glenn Vaad and Sen. Williams.
SB 60, Automobile Theft Prevention Authority, sponsored by Sen. Betty Boyd and Rep. Ken Summers.
Location: West Foyer, State Capitol.
In addition, here is Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien's schedule for today:
Monday, May 12, 2008
8:30 a.m.:       Lt. Gov. O'Brien will address the Canada-U.S. Industry Symposium celebrating NORAD's 50th Anniversary. 
Location: Antlers Hilton Hotel, 6 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs.
1 p.m.:            Lt. Gov. O'Brien will honor the tens of thousands of people who perform community service across the country through AmeriCorps at Red Rocks Amphitheater to kick off National AmeriCorps Week. Red Rocks was built by a civilian service corps.
Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison.