March 1st, 2019
Capitol Update
Representative Jeni Arndt- HD 53 
Member of Rural Affairs  and Agriculture Committee; Business Affairs and Labor Committee

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I hope you've all had a fantastic week. On Monday, our legislative session will be halfway over. That seems impossible. 

Yesterday the Governor signed a fantastic bill that was brought to me by a Poudre School District employee. HB19-1036  makes nationally certified school psychologists eligible for a stipend. This bill benefits education and is a great example of our community coming together to make policy. 

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of meeting with an exceptional man. Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon spent over 17 years on death row after being wrongly convicted of murder. Juan was close to the end of his appeals when a defense lawyer discovered the taped confession of the actual killer. Juan was then exonerated. Today, he tours the United States to tell his story in hopes of ending the death penalty. The bill to end the death penalty in Colorado is being introduced in a few weeks and I am honored to be one of the sponsors. 

Wednesday was Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Day at the Capitol. I was joined on the House floor by some amazing folks with the ARC of Larimer County. The ARC believes in self-advocacy and fights for policy that allows people to make decisions for themselves and to live independently. 
You are all invited to the upcoming Town Hall at Harmony Library on Saturday, March 2nd from 10am-11:30m. The address is 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO 80526. Please join.  
As always, feel free to call me anytime at 970-231-5090 or email me at


Representative Jeni Arndt | (303) 866-2917 | |

Community Forum
Harmony Library 
4616 S Shields St,
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Saturday, March 2nd