January 26th, 2018
Capitol Update
Representative Jeni Arndt- HD 53 
Member of Rural Affairs  and Agriculture Committee; Business Affairs and Labor Committee

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Happy Friday! Stay warm out there. This week at the Capitol, the real work got started with the first committee meetings of the session. 
Testifying on two water bills in the Rural Affairs and Agriculture Committee.

The week, I had three bills make it out of committee and pass second reading. HB19-1015 allows the Colorado Water Institute to continue their good work and research at CSU. HB19-1029 expands the boundary of the Republican River Water Conservation District to include wells that were originally excluded in the compact. HB19-1059 comes from the Statutory Revision Committee that I sit on during the interim. The bill cleans up conflicting language in bills passed last session addressing the state's teacher shortage.  
League of Women Voters from Larimer County.
Monday, I had the pleasure of visiting with the League of Women Voters. I always appreciate their input on legislation. They truly are a nonpartisan group of women who care about democracy and what's best for everyone. Thank you for coming to the Capitol.
Having some fun at the Stock Show.

The National Western Stock Show is in full swing. The Stock Show was founded in 1906 and runs for 16 days. It's the " premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show in the nation" and aims to strengthen agriculture in Colorado. People from around the state attend to showcase their livestock and talents. I've already been out three times and plan for more visits!
My aide serving hot dogs to the many attendees of the Sportsmen/women Caucus.

This Thursday marked the first Sportsmen/women caucus of the 2019 session. Every third Thursday of the month, outdoors enthusiasts and legislators meet to discuss important legislation. This week, we focused on HB19-1026, which addresses fines for violating wildlife and park statutes. The caucus also provides 250 hot dogs for Sportsmen/women and Capitol Staff. 
Former Colorado Parks and Wildlife Director Bob Broscheid.

This week, we said goodbye to our beloved Director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Bob Broscheid. He's been an amazing steward for of the outdoors and is off to do great work in Arizona. Stay tuned to learn who is appointed new director. 
Myself and Commissioner Kefalas at breakfast.

It was great to grab breakfast with my old colleague/newest county commissioner at the Capitol this morning. Good luck on your new adventure, Commissioner Kefalas.

This weekend, there are lots of opportunities to exercise your freedom of assembly. Saturday marks the third annual Women's March. There is a march in Denver from 9am-2:30pm at Civic Center Park and a march in Greeley from 10am-1:30pm at Lincoln Park. 

Monday, Fort Collins is honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr at the annual march and celebration. The march begins in Old Town and end at the Lory Student Center followed by speakers from the community.
You are all invited to the first Community Forum of the 2019 legislative session at Harmony Library on Saturday, January 26th from 10am-11:30m. The address is 4616 S Shields, Fort Collins, CO 80526. Senator Ginal, Representative Kipp and I will be discussing education  policy and funding. Please join! 
As always, feel free to call me anytime at 970-231-5090 or email me at jeniarndt53@gmail.com.


Representative Jeni Arndt | (303) 866-2917 | jeniarndt53@gmail.com |

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

Saturday, January 26th