This session, I am serving as the Chair of the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee. In this committee we hear a variety of bills, including those that cover elections & redistricting, immigration, and campaign finance, among other things. I also serve on the Appropriations Committee.
Committee hearings are free and open to the public. I encourage you to come watch, testify, or listen online to hearings that interest or affect you.
During the 2019 Session, I served as a member of the Appropriations Committee and as the Chair of the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee.
During the 2019 Interim, I served on two interim committees:
- Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee
- Investor-owned Utility Review Interim Study Committee
The work done on these interim committees informs bills for the 2020 session. For example, House Bills 1065 and 1085 were developed to address the opioid and substance use disorder crisis that is currently afflicting Colorado.
I served on two committees of reference during the 2018 legislative session.
On the Finance Committee, we discussed proposed legislation related to public finance and the state’s tax structure, and we oversee PERA, the Department of Revenue, the State Treasury, and the Governor’s Office of State Budgeting and Planning. Learn more here.
On the Health, Insurance, and Environment committee, we discussed proposed legislation related to state health programs, health insurance, and environmental health, and we oversee the Department of Public Health and Environment, the Health Benefit Exchange, the Division of Insurance, and the Division of Professions and Occupations related to health care. Learn more here.
In addition to my regular “committees of reference,” I also served on the Health Insurance Exchange Oversight Committee and the Tobacco Grant Program Review Committee. Additionally, I served as a co-chair of the Public Investment Caucus where we discuss a variety of issues related to tax policy and the way we invest tax revenue in priorities like public schools, roads and bridges, affordable housing, and more.
During the 2017 interim, I served on the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee. We passed a great package of bipartisan bills.