CSL Legislative Committee Meeting
The next CSL Legislative Committee is
Monday, April 22, 2019
Call in or attend in person.

April 22, 2019 – Monday, 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meetings
Location: Disability Law Colorado Offices – Main Conference Room
Address: 455 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203
The Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meetings are generally held every Monday while the legislature is in session. Please let us know if you plan to attend in person as space is limited – call 303-832-4535.
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This Week's Topics:

Hi Folks,
There are several items, with the first taking up a good bit of space here - so please do read through.

First: The Colorado Senior Lobby has an official position of Strongly Support for the Secure Savings bill (SB19-173). Last Thursday, the bill passed 19-16 on second reading. We are urging all of our members and supporters to send an email to each of the 19 legislators listed below thanking them for their support and encouraging them to vote "yes" again when the bill comes up on third reading Monday. 

This bill does not set up any mandatory plans; rather, its purpose is “Concerning the creation of the Colorado secure savings plan board to study appropriate approaches to increase the amount of retirement savings by Colorado's private sector workers, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.”

And think about this if you are hesitating: How many retirees do you know who wish they had saved less money for retirement? 
All Other Items: 
The current bill count is 631 as of Friday.  
 
Reminder of new rule for the LC: No Support or Strongly Support (or Oppose or Strongly Oppose) motions will be accepted unless the person making the motion has actually read the bill and can explain their position.  

We’ll dive into new bills, which may include the following: 
Housing Related: HB19-1322, HB19-1328, SB19-255, 
Health Care Related: SB19-254, HB19-1326, SB19-242

We’ll talk about what happened last week with all these bills:
If you have questions regarding HB 1257 and 1258 (fall referendum bills regarding Revenue Retention/TABOR), please be prepared to ask them. 
      
We will be providing status updates on several bills that have been moving along:

  • Housing Related:
  • Health Care Related:
  • Other:
NOTE: Many bills are still working their way through the process. And we here there still are many more bills yet to even be introduced. So, stay tuned. 
CSL Bill Report & Members' Only Resources
2019 CSL members are emailed information to access the CSL Bill Report. If you need that link again, send us an email - CLICK HERE
Have you joined for 2019?
Only paid CSL members will have access to the Legislative Committee Bill Report. If you are not a member yet please join today - CLICK HERE
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)
Other News
New Date - Wednesday, April 24th - Same Place!
Senior Day at the Capitol 2019 is Rescheduled
If you have not bought your ticket do so now - CLICK HERE

April 24, 2019 – WEDNESDAY, 8:00AM – 12:30PM
Senior Day at the Capitol 2019

Location: First Baptist Church – Fellowship Hall
Address: 1373 Grant Street , Denver, CO 80203
Located on the corner of Grant St & 14th Avenue

Why Attend? Meet legislators, elected officials, Senior Day Sponsors, learn about what is coming for older Coloradans in the next decade and potential impact on future legislation. Nearly 25% of the People of Colorado are over the age of 60 – together we can become a BOOMING voice. CSL – with you on board works to improve the health and well-being of Colorado’s older adults. Become a participant in the policies impacting your life. We will be live streaming Senior Day at the Capitol starting at 9AM on our YouTube channel.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Make a donation to Senior Day at the Capitol - CLICK HERE

NEW - Senior Day at the Capitol Getting There Tips - CLICK HERE
2019 Outreach to Legislators
Colorado Senior Lobby is working with the Colorado Association of Area Agencies on Aging (c4a) to produce and distribute informative flyers that review the work Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) do to serve older adults in Colorado. These flyers will be distributed to Colorado Legislators every other week with the assistance of Representative Jonathan Singer (D) – District 11, Boulder County and Senator Nancy Todd, (D) – District 28, Arapahoe County.
Learn More - CLICK HERE 
2019 Legislative Committee Meeting Schedule
April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
May 3, 2019 – Adjournment sine die
Note that meetings can be cancelled due to holidays, bad weather and conflicts with other major events. Check the website for details as we will post any cancellation updates or call 303-832-4535.
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