Legislative Committee Meeting on
Monday, February 22nd
Greetings!

Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow. We will begin our meeting discussing how we will conduct our weekly meetings now that the legislative session has started and providing some additional background information. Secondly, we will dive into the list of bills that our co-chairs have pulled out of the many bills introduced so far.  
 
Selection, Assignment and Following Bill Protocol – these will be discussed and explained on Monday the 22nd. We’ll also discuss protocols for committee hearings and legislator contact in this session. 

As some of you know, our previous procedure for reviewing and selecting bills that CSL will keep on our bill list has often resulted in a list of 80-100 bills. That number is impossible for our small group of volunteer advocates to dive into at a sufficient level of detail to have any impact. 
The remainder of what follows here is focused on those who attend our Monday mornings Legislative Committee meetings and are voting members of CSL.

This session, we will divide the bill list into three categories:
1. Active bills – has a scheduled hearing within the next 2 weeks. Limit 15 bills at any one time - based on number of volunteers and time commitments.
2. Inactive billssitting in appropriations until after long-bill.
3. Members vote to follow, but no one has volunteered to actively follow
the bill
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February 22nd - 9:30AM - 11:30AM
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Questions? Contact the Legislative Committee Co-Chairs

Jeanette Hensley - email - 303-249-5598
CSL Co-Chair of Legislative Committee, CSL Capitol Gang Chairperson
and CSL Board Secretary

Rich Mauro - email - Direct: 303-480-6778
CSL Co-Chair of Legislative Committee, CSL Board of Directors and Senior Policy and Legislative Analyst Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
Upcoming Events
February 23, 2021 – Tuesday, 11:30AM-1:00PM
Accessing Money & Resources when you Need Financial Help – Webinar
Bring your lunch and join AARP ElderWatch, Benefits in Action, Northwest Housing Authority, Sunshine Homeshare, and U.S. Bank for a lunch and learn connecting you to resources and benefits you may not know exist. We will discuss how to access resources and benefits, how they can be used in various situations, and how to protect your money – and identity – from scammers. Pre-registration is required. Once you register, you will receive a link that will connect you to the event the day of. You may need to download Zoom prior to joining the event. If you have questions, call ElderWatch at 1-800-222-4444 option 2.
April 1 through May 13, 2021 - Thursdays, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Spring 2021 DRCOG Citizens’ Academy on Zoom
DRCOG's Citizens’ Academy is a program that helps build the civic capacity of the Denver region's residents. Through the seven-week course, the academy exposes participants to important regional issues like transportation, economic vitality, housing, civic engagement and more. Each course includes weekly two-hour sessions consisting of lectures from local subject matter experts, small-group interactions and networking. In addition, participants develop individual action plans to put into place upon completing the academy. Apply now for the spring 2021 virtual Citizens' Academy!
Thank you for your time in reviewing information about the CSL Legislative Committee Meetings. Do not hesitate to call or email Colorado Senior Lobby with questions.

CSL Main Phone: 303-832-4535