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COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
 

  • Vice Chair, Statutory Revision Committee
  • Finance

LAST SESSION:

I introduced SB19-131 allowing certain businesses to be exempt from the destination sourcing rule. SB19-131 would exempt Colorado small business from the first $100,000 of out-of-jurisdiction sales.  This would have put Colorado businesses on a more level playing field with the out-of-state retailers who are selling into Colorado, because the WayfairSupreme Court decision demands a de minimisexemption of at least $100,000. I want to empower businesses to make smart decisions and have the ability to do so through the system in Colorado.

MOVING FORWARD: 

Although SB19-131 was pushed back by the Democrats, I plan to continue fighting for small businesses in Colorado. I plan to work on removing the burdens weighing down on small businesses, giving them more room to succeed and grow in their community. 


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​​EMPOWERING BUSINESSES
 

LAST SESSION:

As I walked doors November of 2018, voices were continuing to echo the same concern: sooner or later the big one, the fire that will burn the state to the ground. Once I heard these concerns, I took action and introduced SB19-037. This bill would have authorized Larimer County to step in on behalf of their residents so that the county can step on to federal and state land to reduce the fuel and reduce the threat of a potential wildfire. As your State Senator, I want to ensure the big one is delayed for as long as possible and when it comes, Colorado is able to handle the repercussions. 

MOVING FORWARD: 

As Colorado continues to fight back against the horrible concerns of wildfires, I plan to continue finding remedies to these issues. I want to ensure homeowners living in the very depths of the forests feel safe and protected by their surroundings. I want them to feel comforted that their state and city is doing everything they can to protect their lives.  


PROTECTING THE ENVIROMENT

 

LAST SESSION:

 One of the bills I introduced last session was SB19-087, allowing students to be enrolled into a different school after a school safety bullying incident has occured, regardless of the pupil enrollment deadline. In order to ease the financial burden on the parents or guardian of the pupil that wishes to transfer, they (the parents,  guardians, family members, or friends) would be allowed to draw from a “529 Account” which is typically reserved for college students. This bill would have allowed anextension of enrollment or attendance after the initial deadline has passed at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school of the family or guardians choosing after a school safety incident.

MOVING FORWARD: 

Looking at the statistics of student bullying in Colorado is astonishing. Through bills like SB19-087, I want to ensure students and their parents are given the ability to choose what school works best for them. This will allow for the student to have a better education and feel safe in their enviroment. I plan on protecting students and their families in Colorado. 


PROVIDING EDUCATION 

 

LAST SESSION:

Last year, I witness first-hand how little effort our Legislature puts into Colorado roads and transportation. I worked hard and tirelessly to ensure we were alloting money towards our road systems in Colorado, yet there still was no change. 

MOVING FORWARD: 

For decades, the people of Colorado have sent billions of dollars to CDOT and the State, only for them to squander the money on pork and pet projects. Meanwhile we have some of the worst roads in the country. We all pay the cost of the bottlenecks and traffic jams. We witness the injuries and accidents happening on our crowded highways. CDOT and the Colorado Legislature need to prioritize their budgets. Spend money on core responsibilities, and if there is anything left, then can spend it on other good (but lower priority) projects. I plan on ensuring Colorado transportation is a priority moving foward.
 


IMPROVING TRANSPORTATION

 

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Like most people, I have grown frustrated with the partisan gridlock that dominates the headlines. Too many politicians are worried about sound bites instead of solving problems and we are worse off because of it.

As your Colorado State Senator, I believe in solutions, not partisanship. When we focus on solutions instead of partisan bickering, much can be accomplished. I am committed to doing just that.

While there are many needs to be addressed, my priorities are transportation, education, healthcare and removing regulatory barriers to business growth and job creation.

I am honored to be fighting for your voice to be heard. 

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