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2015 House GOP Freshman Hit the Ground Running

♦Press Releases   ♦In the News  

♦Tweets of the Week   ♦Capitol Pictures

2015 House GOP Freshman Hit the Ground Running

The 15 freshman GOP representatives hit the ground running this session, passing well-crafted legislation that will benefit citizens throughout Colorado. Below is a list of some the laws made possible by our newest members. 

Representative Jon Becker (R-Fort Morgan)

HB 1344 - Fund National Western Center & Capitol Complex Projects

Permits the treasurer to enter into lease-purchase agreements to construct the new National Western Center.

Representative J. Paul Brown (R-Ignacio)

SB 022 - Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program

Transfers $1 million from the Severance Tax Operation Fund to the Wildfire Risk Reduction Fund.

Representative Terri Carver (R-Colorado Springs)

HB 1174 - Information Protections Domestic Violence Victims

Prohibits state and local governments from knowingly disclosing the actual address or other personal information of domestic violence victims in online databases.


Representative Jon Keyser (R-Morrison)

HB 1181 - Colorado Is Honoring Our Military Tax Exemption

Allows active-duty military to reacquire Colorado residency without facing adverse tax consequences.

Representative Paul Lundeen (R-Monument)

HB 1019 - Victims Of Human Trafficking And Prostitution

Directs the Human Trafficking Council to study and issue recommendations concerning standards, guidelines, or mandates regarding the appropriate placement and treatment for child victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

Representative Kit Roupe (R-Colorado Springs) 

HB 1026 - Reserved Parking Disabled Military License Plate

Allows any military license plate to have an disability identifying figure if the applicant has a physical impairment affecting mobility.

Representative Lang Sias (R-Arvada)

HB 1335 - Fiscal Notes For Interim Committee Bills

A government transparency measure that would require a fiscal note be prepared for all bills considered by interim committees.

Representative Jack Tate (R-Centennial)

HB 1197 - Indemnity In Public Construction Contracts

Prohibits architects and engineers from being required to indemnify a public entity against the public entity's own negligence. 

Representative Dan Thurlow (R-Grand Junction)

HB 1343 - Streamline HOA Manager Licensing Requirements

Modifies HB 13-1277 "HOA Reg License Common Interest Community Managers" and eliminates unnecessary regulation of community association managers.

Representative Yeulin Willett (R-Grand Junction)

SB 282 - Jump-start Program Econ Dev Distressed Counties

Provides benefits to approved new businesses that locate inside participating rural jump-start zones and establish a relationship with a state institution of higher education, junior college, or vocational school. The business must be new to the state and hire at least five new employees.

Representative JoAnn Windholz (R-Commerce City)

HB 1031 - Ban Use Sale Possession Of Powdered Alcohol

Permits the liquor enforcement division to implement necessary rules and regulations to allow for the safe sale of powdered alcohol.

Press Releases

In the News

 Tweets of the Week 

Governor Hickenlooper signed SB15-022, the Wildfire Mitigation bill, that I sponsored with Senate President Pro Tem., Ellen Roberts at the Durango National Guard Armory.
Spent this morning at Elbert High School for a conversation on civics and the economy.
Speaking to Utah legislature Thursday about Medicaid expansion. Cost of expansion in CO in 2015-16 will be $8.9 billion, $2.5 billion from General Fund, 26% of our budget. Not sustainable.

Capitol Pictures

Representative Kit Roupe (R-Colorado Springs) stands with supporters as the governor signs her bill, House Bill 1284, into law.

Representative Jon Becker (R-Fort Morgan) and Senators Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling) and Kevin Grantham (R-Canon City) attend the bill signing ceremony for their bill, Senate Bill 119.

Representatives Clarice Navarro (R-Pueblo) and Jim Wilson (R-Salida), and Senator Kevin Grantham at the Fremont County Legislative Wrap-up.

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