DENVER (AP) -- Senate Democrats approved a measure to create a smartphone application that shows Colorado locally owned businesses.
The bill moved from the Senate to the Republican-controlled House Monday on a party-line vote with Democrats voting in favor. Republicans argue the proposal duplicates what the private sector is already doing.
Democrats say that while there are apps that show nearby businesses, there's nothing shows locally owned businesses.
Businesses that want to be listed would pay a $10 annual fee. The state's Economic Development and International Trade office would create an online database of locally owned business by Jan. 1, 2014, and also develop the app for smartphones.
Democrats say the measure would encourage investment in local economies.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.