Thank you for visiting my website. I am honored to be your House District 12 State Representative and appreciate the opportunity to serve the communities of Lafayette, Louisville, and Longmont.
The 2014 legislative session concluded on May 7th. I am proud of the progress we made for Colorado in economic development, education, the environment, disaster recovery, and many other areas. We built upon our continued economic recovery by passing more jobs-related bills and we invested in the future by increasing funding to K-12 and higher education. We did this while also prioritizing recovery from last year’s flood and wildfire disasters.
Most of my work during the 2014 session focused on flood recovery, oil and gas regulations, and protecting our vulnerable populations. I passed four bills related to flood recovery, including a $2.5 million stream restoration grant fund and a bill enabling counties to use their general fund monies for quicker road repair. My HB14-1356 dramatically increased fines and other penalties for oil and gas operators who break the rules, and I advocated for the recent successful oil and gas air emissions rule revisions. I passed a bill increasing sentences for child sex offenders, made elderly exploitation a crime, and created a civil action similar to wrongful death for illegal conduct related to my 2013 Crimes Against Pregnant Women Act.
I have been privileged to serve eastern Boulder County for the last two sessions and am proud of the work the General Assembly has done for Colorado. Please feel free to take an in-depth look at my bills from 2013 and 2014, contact me with any questions or comments, or show up to one of my town halls or monthly Second Saturday coffees. Thank you for your interest and I hope to hear from you.