**FILE** Colorado state Sens. Evie Hudak (left), Westminster Democrat, and Linda Newell, Littleton Democrat, testify on their joint bill on school discipline during a hearing at the Capitol in Denver on Feb. 16, 2012. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Colorado state Sens. Evie Hudak (left), Westminster Democrat, and Linda Newell, Littleton Democrat, testify on their joint bill on school discipline during a hearing at the Capitol in Denver on Feb. 16, 2012. (Associated Press)