Bills I Passed During the 2016 Legislative Session
HB16-1006 Affordable Housing Sales Tax Exemption
This bill provides oversight to the Department of Revenue on the types of incentives given to real estate developers by existing law. This bill is a step towards a more affordable housing market for the hardworking families of Colorado.
HB16-1019 Broadcast Burns Watershed Protection
This bill adds broadcast burning, a specific wildfire mitigation technique, to the list of techniques and projects that can currently receive funding from the State Forest Service to promote watershed restoration. This bill will give private and public entities another tool to help keep our watersheds healthy.
HB16-1109 Application Of State Water Law To Federal Agencies
This bill is a simple piece of legislation that asserts the supremacy of decades of Colorado water law. Federal agencies must utilize the same system as everyone else when making decisions about how and where to use Colorado water.
HB16-1141 Radon Exposure in Buildings
This bill protects Coloradans from naturally occurring radioactive materials in buildings. It makes an appropriation to provide funds to assist income-qualifying households with radon mitigation.
HB16-1165 Colorado Child Support Commission Statutory Changes
This bill enacts puts into statute several of the recommendations made by the 2013-2015 Colorado Child Support Commission. These changes are necessary to protect and support Colorado children and families.
HB16-1282 School Board Campaign Finance Reform and Alignment
This bill is a step in the right direction for campaign finance reform in Colorado. It helps by aligning school elections’ contribution disclosure requirements with the requirements of other races in the state.
HB16-1286 Increase Wildfire Mitigation Income Tax Deduction
This bill’s title sums up the purpose of the bill. It is important in House District 13 for residents to have as many incentives as possible to mitigate the worst effects of wildfires.
HB16-1401 Restaurant Inspection Fees
This bill lays out a process for the state and retail food establishments to establish a uniform method of communicating the results of health inspections to the public. It also updates the fee schedule and provides more oversight and clarity on exemptions and exceptions.
HB16-1402 Prohibit Device Wager Previous Sporting Event
This bill outlaws the use of a device that allows a person to place a bet on a previously run sporting event. Colorado law has clearly laid out the locations in the state where gambling can occur. This bill provides additional oversight to a new form of gambling.
SB16-020 Clarify Calculation Issues of Auto Capital Funding
This is a fairly technical piece of legislation that adds a definition related to the depreciation of capital assets. It also updates parts of current law to align with current state government nomenclature.
SB16-021 Recognition of Public Lands Day
This bill makes Colorado the first state in the nation to recognize the importance of public lands to the vitality of our state. Public lands are one of the reasons people from all over the world come to Colorado and we want to show our appreciation of a defining feature of our great state.
SB16-058 Colorado Farm to Consumer Sales
This bill seeks to promote the sale of local food products within Colorado. It allows the state to take advantage of a federal exemption to process small-scale poultry operations. My constituents and I want to support local agriculture and we want to know where our food comes from.
SB16-173 Golf Carts Crossing State Highway Local Authority
This bill provides clarification that golf-cart drivers can cross a state highway in their golf-cart along an at-grade crossing so long as they do not travel along the state highway.