Insurance coverage for fertility treatment, expediting the development of power line trails, among others

Health insurance coverage for fertility treatment, donation limits on school board candidates and preserving the vote of people whose homes have been destroyed are laws after being signed by Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday.

He also signed a bill allowing bikes to treat stop signs as yield signs and traffic lights as stop signs and encourage power line trails.

Here is what these new laws will do:

Colorado bikes can roll through intersections

House Bill 22-1028 allows cyclists to keep riding at stop signs and not wait for the green light to cross intersections, a practice many already follow, so they can maintain their mobility in case of danger, supporters said at the bill’s signing .

“Making bicycling an easy and accessible option for everyone across the state is really important,” said Senator Faith Winter, DWestminster. “So we’re going to bike more and this makes it safer and easier.”

It also makes the rule consistent across the state, Gov. Jared Polis said at the bill’s signing, his desk flanked by bicycles.

The bills were sponsored by Winter and Sen. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, and Reps. Matt Gray (D-Broomfield) and Edie Hooton (D-Boulder).

Trails now part of power line development talks

House Bill 22-1014 is intended to expedite the conversion of driveline gaps into bike and pedestrian paths. In short, when a company applies for a new transmission line or expansion, local government is notified in case the entities want to discuss it, said sponsoring representative Andrew Boesenecker, D-Fort Collins.

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