Position Paper - HB 20-1003
January 27, 2020
HB 20-1003 extends the Rural Jump-Start (RJS) program for an additional five years to help incentivize businesses to locate and create jobs in rural Colorado. CML respectfully requests a “yes” vote on HB 20-1003.
Position Paper - HB 20-1064
January 22, 2020
HB 20-1064 authorizes the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to commission a study on Community Choice Energy (CCE). The Colorado Municipal League respectfully requests a "yes" vote.
Position Paper - HB 20-1156
January 24, 2020
This bill simplifies and clarifies portions of the municipal mail-in ballot procedures and procedures for Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) ballots. CML respectfully requests a “yes” vote on HB 20-1156.
Position Paper - HB 20-1233
February 18, 2020
HB 20-1233 prohibits municipalities from restricting any person from conducting what is referred to as basic life functions in a public space. The bill would allow plaintiffs to sue for damages and attorney fees to enforce the law. Additionally, HB 20-1233 states that a municipality cannot enforce an ordinance that restricts an individual from occupying a recreational vehicle or any other motor vehicle as long as the motor vehicle is legally parked on public property or parked on private property with the permission of the property owner. CML is opposed to HB 20-1233.
Position Paper - HB 20-1282
February 25, 2020
HB 20-1282 would require any governmental entity, including municipalities, counties, special districts, school districts, and state agencies that encrypt all of their radio communications to identify and adopt an encryption policy. The governmental entity must also supply unencrypted radios to members of the media, with only “reasonable restrictions” as interpreted by members of the media. Any standard that is perceived to be “unreasonable and burdensome” by the media will not be permitted.
Your "no" vote is respectfully requested.
Position Paper - HB 20-1351
March 10, 2020
House Bill 20-1351 clarifies that local governments may regulate the development and use of land within their jurisdictions in order to promote the new development or redevelopment of affordable housing units. Further, the legislation will confirm that the rent control statute does not apply to any land use regulation adopted pursuant to this authority that restricts rents on either the new development or redevelopment of housing units as long as the local government provides a menu of options to the developer to comply with their land use regulation. A "yes" vote is respectfully requested.
Position Paper - SB 20-010
January 27, 2020
Current state law (CRS 25-17-104) limits local government capacity to set reasonable limits on single-use plastics in our municipalities. SB 20-010 repeals an outdated preemption from state statute and restores the ability of local governments to make decisions on behalf of the general welfare of their communities. CML respectfully requests a “yes” vote on SB 20-010.
Position Paper - SB 20-056
January 23, 2020
SB 20-056 exempts surplus military vehicles used by local governments and fire protection districts for fire protection purposes from the definition of an “off-highway vehicle.” CML respectfully requests a “yes” vote
Position Paper - SB 20-070
February 6, 2020
SB 20-070 doubles the presumptive ranges of fines for a broad spectrum of traffic offenses across the state and earmarks all of the new revenue generated to support county government programs – presumably county courts, district attorney offices and victims services. CML respectfully requests a "no" vote on SB 20-070.