(GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO) – State Rep. Joe Miklosi’s (D-Denver) bill, HB 12-1128, to ban discrimination against anyone wearing “unconventional attire” in public places is facing its first hearing tomorrow in the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee. The bill defines “unconventional attire” as “dress that indicates participation in motorcycling, including membership in a particular motorcycling organization or club, or status as a veteran.” State Representatives are only allowed to introduce five bills each legislative session, meaning 20% of Joe Miklosi’s legislative agenda is focused on dress codes instead of job creation. His bill has no cosponsors.
“Instead of repealing burdensome regulations and unconstitutional tax increases, Joe Miklosi is concerned with the wardrobe malfunctions of biker gangs,” said Tyler Q. Houlton, president of Compass Colorado. “This legislation makes it obvious that Colorado’s economic recovery is not a high priority for Joe Miklosi.”
Read a preview of the bill below.
State Rep. Joe Miklosi champions bill to prevent discrimination against bikers
By Kurtis Lee
A Colorado lawmaker running for Congress is proposing legislation that adds “unconventional attire” to the list of prohibited forms of discrimination in public establishments, potentially angering law enforcement officials and private business owners.
State Rep. Joe Miklosi , a Denver Democrat, who is championing HB 1128, says that often motorcycle clubs are unfairly discriminated against for donning apparel such as jackets with patches — also known as colors — that show allegiance.
>>Read the full article here http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_20112751/state-rep-joe-miklosi-champions-bill-prevent-discrimination
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