2011 State Legislature Session

HB11-1160 Gov’s Energy Ofc Green Bldg Incentive Program – Plants are Green Bldgs are not

 February 22, 2011 The alternative energy, sustainability, energy efficiency all sound nice and appeal to all as who doesn’t want to be good stewards of the planet?  The problem is that things such as wind and solar energy or bio and ethanol fuel are only able to exist with massive government subsidies.  The alarm of… read more

HB11-1160 Gov's Energy Ofc Green Bldg Incentive Program – Plants are Green Bldgs are not

 February 22, 2011 The alternative energy, sustainability, energy efficiency all sound nice and appeal to all as who doesn’t want to be good stewards of the planet?  The problem is that things such as wind and solar energy or bio and ethanol fuel are only able to exist with massive government subsidies.  The alarm of… read more

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

February 13, 2011 UPDATE: the sponsors’ changes to the bill to make it “voluntary” for the movie theaters to collect the tax means that they are allowing businesses to unilaterally decide whether to tax movie-goers. This is even worse than legislators unilaterally deciding to tax us. Both are violations of TABOR. Allowing the movie theaters… read more

Liberty Watch Notice: SCR11-001 Changes to Rules for Ballot Measures

February 12, 2011 SCR11-001 Ballot Measures LINK: http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2011a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont/65B390DB5A87F561872578080080066D?Open&file=SCR001_01.pdf This resolution proposes changes to the Colorado constitution, which will make it much harder for We the People to get initiatives on the ballot and amend our state’s constitution. Current Law: Petitioners for ballot measures can obtain signatures from all over the state without minimum requirements from… read more

9-12 Colorado Coalition Letter RE: HB11-1131 to SMVA Committee Members

February 9, 2011 Dear SMVA Committee Member: VOTE NO on HB11-1131 when it comes before you in the hearing tomorrow, Thursday, February 10, 2011. We have serious concerns with HB11-1131: Mail Ballot Elections.  While we believe Rep. Murray’s motive and intentions for introducing the bill are good, we also believe she is greatly underestimating or… read more

Standards for Signature Verification for Mail in Ballots & HB11-1131 is Still a Bad Idea

February 8, 2011 One of the key components to ensuring that the mail in ballot was actually completed by the named registered voter is the signature verification process.  Election rule #29 provides the standards by which election judges are to follow when VISUALLY comparing the signature on the ballot envelope to the signature on file… read more

Standards for Signature Verification for Mail in Ballots & HB11-1131 is Still a Bad Idea

February 8, 2011 One of the key components to ensuring that the mail in ballot was actually completed by the named registered voter is the signature verification process.  Election rule #29 provides the standards by which election judges are to follow when VISUALLY comparing the signature on the ballot envelope to the signature on file… read more

Answer from SoS Office to Inquiry Re: HB11-1131 All Mail Ballots for All Elections

February 8, 2011 There are currently 1,311,595 permanent mail voters in Colorado, but 3,301,552 registered voters. That means 60% of the registered voters in Colorado will be forced to vote a mail ballot. These are voters, no matter how many times they’re asked, have declined to participate as a permanent mail voter. Coloradans want a… read more

HB11-1082 by E.K. of Loveland 912

February 3, 2011 Dear Members of the Colorado House Health & Environment Committee: Reference:  House Bill 11-1082 – A bill to remove Larimer and Weld counties from the enhanced program area of the automobile inspection and readjustment program. I will not be able to attend the hearing scheduled for February 3, 2011, at 1:30 p.m;… read more

Liberty Watch Analysis of HB11-1131 All Mail In Ballot by LW Legislative Team

January 30, 2011 Liberty Watch Analysis of All Mail Ballot Elections In 2003, the Colorado State House and members of the Senate looked at the potential problems associated with mail- in ballots and concluded they should not be the used for major elections. HB 03-1258 was introduced with intent to repeal the “Mail Ballot Election… read more