Updates from the State Capitol

Dear Friend,

We are really getting to down to business here at the State Legislature. In addition to serving on the Finance committee, Business and Labor Affairs committee, and Local Government committee, I was honored to be appointed to the Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors. I also had the pleasure of temporarily filling in on the Legal Services Committee.

A handful of interesting bills were heard in committee, including a bill that would allow a local government to make its own rules for the sale of alcohol for on-site consumption past 2 A.M. As a father of two small children, I can safely say I haven't seen "last call" in many years. Another bill would allow victims of assault and stalking to legally break their leases and help escape their abusers. A caucus priority bill, The Parental Involvement Act, which allows parents to take time off work to attend their child's academic activities, passed out of the House with a 37-27 vote and awaits debate in the Senate. Another exciting bill, nicknamed the "Ballot Selfie Bill" would allow Coloradans to share pictures of themselves with their ballots.

I am enjoying working with my Republican and Democratic colleagues to advance my legislation. My bill to continue funding the Fraud Investigators Unit to protect Coloradoans from white collar crime and identity theft passed unanimously out of the House Finance committee. Also, my bill to increase tax efficiencies in urban renewal areas passed the House chamber unanimously. I am looking forward to continuing the conversation in the Senate.

Finally, a big thanks to everyone who came to my first Town Hall Discussion. It was a great turn-out with fantastic questions and conversations. Please do not forget to put the Broomfield Oil and Gas Town Forum in your calendars. I will see you there. As always, feel free to reach out to me with questions or concerns. I look forward to hearing from you!

Broomfield Oil and Gas Town Forum:
February 21st
6:00pm
1STBANK Center
11450 Broomfield Lane

Sincerely,

Representative Matt Gray

 

Representative Matt Gray
Colorado State Capitol
200 E. Colfax Room 307
Denver, CO 80203