It'll be a busy year for Colorado lawmakers, who are expected to revive the debate on civil unions, gun control, ASSET and other headline-grabbing bills in the 69th General Assembly.
This year, as the Associated Press has pointed out, there'll be iPads for everyone in an effort to do away with more paper by 2014. Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper will deliver his third State of the State address at 11 a.m. in the House chambers, and Denver Democrat Mark Ferrandino will officially become the first openly-gay speaker of the House. It's also the first time Democrats have taken control of both the House and Senate since 2010.
Taken altogether, it's anticipated that these firsts will also bring about some historical Colorado legislation.
Take a look at a preview of some of the issues the Legislature is expected to tackle this session.