2019

HB19-1326 Rates For Senior Low-income Dental Program
House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
HB19-1325 Electric Car Manufacturers May Sell Directly To Consumers
House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
HB19-1270 PERA Public Employees' Retirement Association Board Assess Climate-related Financial Risks
Postpone Indefinitely- Introduced In House - Finance + Appropriations
HB19-1214 Joint Budget Committee Requirement To Recommend Capital Financing Methods
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
HB19-1087 Local Public Meeting Notices Posted On Website
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
HB19-1003 Community Solar Gardens Modernization Act
Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2019 Prime Sponsor Bills
SB19-252 State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act Committee Hearings
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
SB19-251 Requirements Of OIT Office Of Information Technology Based On Evaluation Recommendations
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
SB19-165 Increase Parole Board Membership
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
SB19-137 Extend The Colorado Student Leaders Institute
House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
SB19-095 Five-year Review Of Higher Education Funding Formula
Governor signed

2018

Thank you all for your support and participation during the 2018 session. I am happy to report that 14 out of my 20 sponsored bills this session have now been signed by the Governor into law. My oldest son, upon hearing about my passage rate, reacted, “Dad, that is only 70%, that’s like a C-minus…” I responded, “Have you ever had to negotiate with the Republican-controlled Senate?”

Highlights

Chair of the House Select Committee on Climate Responsibility
Formed in response to Governor Hickenlooper’s Executive Order released in July of 2017, the committee worked to develop a statewide strategy to address the climate goals as set by the Governor.
Your House: House Select Committee on Climate Responsibility

Passing of HB18-1270: Public Utilities Commission Evaluation of Energy Storage
Directs the public utilities commission to adopt rules establishing mechanisms for the procurement of energy storage systems by investor-owned electric utilities.
Your House: Energy Storage

Passing of SB18-003: Colorado Energy Office
Concerning the Colorado Energy Office, reauthorizes the office and provides a stable funding level for its great work on energy efficiency and policy.

Introducing HB18-1312: Open Internet Customer Protection in Colorado
Concerning the protection of the open internet, and, in connection therewith, disqualifying an internet service provider from receiving high cost support mechanism money or other money received to finance broadband deployment if the internet service provider engages in certain practices that interfere with the open internet and requiring an internet service provider that engages in such practices to refund any such money received.
Watch my TRT World interview here

HB18-1053: Reclaimed Water Use for Marijuana Consumption
Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
HB18-1318 Require Presidential Candidate Disclose Tax Return
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
HB18-1374 Controlled Maintenance Financed Acquired Prop
Signed by Governor
HB18-1382 Create Energy Legislation Review Committee
House Committee on Legislative Council Postpone Indefinitely