HB 12-1113: Hire Colorado Bill
- require the State to contract with companies who employ Colorado workers and veterans. Twenty-Nine other sates have implemented state contract preference bills to ensure state tax dollars are going to provide jobs within the state. Lost in the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on 2/22/2012.
HB 12-1133: Economic Gardening Pilot Program
– This bill would have provided management and technical assistance to second-stage small business. This program began in Littleton and has been successful in eight other state. It provides high powered management consulting usually only available to Fortune 500 companies. It would have helped small businesses, the true job creators! The was no opposition testimony to this bill. Lost in the House Economic and Business Development Committee on 2/24/2012.
HB 12-1208: Recodify the Colorado Revised Statues -
Colorado used to recodify the statutes every 10 years and ceased doing so in 1973. As a result our statues contain obsolete and conflicting provisions, are disorganized and misnumbered; recodifying them would improve the clarity and certainty of the statues. This technical corrections bill is non-partisan. Lost in House Judiciary Committee on 2/21/2012.
HB 12-1279: Public Financing of State Legsialtive campaigns
– This bill is an attempt to help combat the corrupting power of money and special interests in campaigns. funded by money voluntarily donated by citizens at their own discretion, it would require no General Fund monies. Lost in the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee on 2/29/2012.
SB 12-021: Financial Literacy Program for County Residents
– Offers a CSU financial literacy course to help consumers learn about mortgages, credit cards, savings & investing – offered free to counties to make available locally. Lost in the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee on 3/22/2012.
HB 11-1032: Restorative Justice – Would give victims of some crimes the right to meet face-to-face with the offender under highly-regulated circumstances, and allows for sentences that focus on compensating and repairing harm to victims.
HB 11-1129: Buy Colorado – Would encourage Colorado’s state government to choose Colorado-based companies when making state purchases, extending similar preferences to veteran-owned businesses. Co-Introduced with Representative Dan Pabon of Denver.
HB 11-1132: On-Bill Weatherization – Would allow Coloradans to weatherize and upgrade their homes to save energy and costs, and pay off the loan on utility bills using savings from reduced energy usage.
HB 11-1203: Criminal Records Sealing – Updates criminal record handling procedures to address new technology.
HB 11-1219: Uniform Military and Overseas Voting Act – Brings Colorado up-to-date with recommendations from a national committee to ensure our military stationed overseas can vote. Co-Introduced with Representative Claire Levy of Boulder.
HB 11-1266: Economic Development – Would encourage investment in Colorado’s small business by creating an enterprise connecting investors to businesses.
SB 11-260: The Allen Rose Tow Truck Safety Act – Introduced by Senator Morse in the Senate and Representative Lee in the House, gives tow truck drivers tools to protect themselves from life-threatening accidents.
SB 11-264: Clarification of a Mechanics Lien – Introduced by Senator Newell in the Senate and Representatives Lee and Gardner in the House, clarifies a “mechanic’s lien.