CSL Legislative Committee Meeting
Monday, June 7th - 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Greetings!

The 2021 Legislative Session has ended and as usual it has been a wild ride. We have had successes on some issues and losses on others. However, what we have had is an incredible group of Legislative Committee Members pulling together and working very hard on issues impacting older adults. Everyone needs to be proud of the work we have done as a group during the 2021 Legislative Session. We offer our sincere thanks!

Jeanette Hensley and Rich Mauro - CSL Legislative Committee Co-Chairs
Bob Brocker- President of Colorado Senior Lobby

More about Monday's Meeting

  • The Monday, June 7th meeting will be a brief review of where the bills we have been following ended up.
  • On Monday, June 21st we will have our first summer meeting and we will do a deeper dive into the results of the 2021 Colorado Legislative Session. There will be no meeting on Monday, June 14th.
  • Moving forward as the Colorado Center for Aging, we are going into our summer schedule where we will meet twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month through December. Please put those dates on your calendars. 
After our June 7th CSL meeting, all further communications will come from the Colorado Center for Aging. Colorado Senior Lobby’s website will no longer be updated after June 7th.

Please use www.ColoradoCenterForAging.org to see events, news, informational postings, CCA Advocacy Committee activities, etc.
Colorado Senior Lobby is changing its name to the Colorado Center for Aging (CCA). This does not change the fundamental mission of continuing to strengthen the aging network by raising the voice of older Coloradans.
June 7, 2021 LCM Agenda
At our Monday, June 7th Legislative Committee Meeting we will be covering:
  • We will go through the list of bills and there are two new bills of interest:
Extend Homestead Exemption To Gold Star Spouses - https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hcr21-1002

Security for Colorado Seniors - https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb21-290
  • The start of the state budget process for next budget year and what advocates need to do now
  • The journey of SB21-158 and What Comes Next
  • SB21-290—What does it do; How will it work?
  • HOA legislation - What are the next steps?
  • What are the other key areas of focus for CCA for the 2022 session?
  • Questions and answers about the new Colorado Center for Aging and the new CCA Advocacy Committee
Articles, Events & News
Questioning the Fairness of the Colorado Senior Property Tax Exemption
"This senior property tax exemption has saved Colorado’s older homeowners millions. But it also has an equity problem. As lawmakers continue their efforts to address housing issues, the exemption that’s less available to people of color will get a hard look with an eye toward fairness ..." - READ MORE
Author: Kevin Simpson
Skyrocketing Assessments & Property Taxes
"Colorado lawmakers launch last-minute effort to drive down property taxes and combat skyrocketing assessments. The measure would also allow people to put off any residential property tax payments over 4% starting in the 2023 tax year and until they sell their property ..." - READ MORE
Author: Jesse Paul
June 16, 2021
Wednesday - 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Join us for a Virtual Happy Hour as we celebrate ...
On June 16th from 4PM to 5PM we are having a Virtual Happy Hour celebrating the launch of Colorado Center for Aging (CCA).

We will showcase the new website, play trivia, and enjoy conversation. Please RSVP and we will be sending you the Zoom link.

Colorado Center for Aging is an exciting new nonprofit organization that will continue the last 40-years of outstanding work done by the Colorado Senior Lobby. CCA will continue to raise the voice of Older Coloradans by educating and informing the public, community leaders and elected officials in diverse communities across the state on issues that impact the health and well-being of Older Coloradans.

June 17, 2021 – Thursday – 9:00AM
Age-Inclusive Management Strategies Conference Webinar
Are you interested in learning more about the value of the older worker? Register for the Age-Inclusive Management Strategies event. The research teams from nonprofit Transamerica Institute and University of Iowa’s College of Public Health are excited to present a free webinar that explores the business case for hiring age 50+ employees and shows employers how they can implement age-inclusive management strategies to compete for valuable talent.
June 22, 2021 – Tuesday – 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA) Regional Meeting
There will be a Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA) regional meeting on June 22nd from 9 am to 11 am focusing on southwest Colorado. We invite you to attend and share more about the strength of your Aging Network, you successes, and the biggest challenge you may face in supporting older adults in need. We’d like to hear more about the power of connection and engagement in building a stronger community. You can register for the meeting by indicating your interest in an email to agingstrategy@state.co.us
June 7th - 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Zoom LCM Logon Information
You will get the most out of our meetings if you can
logon using a computer compared to calling in with a phone.

Link above should be all you need, but just in case:

Meeting ID: 881 481 5119
Passcode: CSL2020!

One tap mobile
+16699009128,,8814815119#,,,,,,0#,,24533218# US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 881 481 5119
Passcode: 24533218
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)
Could you lend a hand?

Colorado Center for Aging is in need of volunteers with some very specific skills and experience. Use the link below to learn more.

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