We had a very successful session! You elected me to get things done, and I delivered on that promise to you. The majority of legislation passed was with bipartisan support (90%) including a balanced budget and the school finance act. Below is a summary of bills I sponsored this session. Now, that the session is over, I look forward to spending more time in my community with you and listening to your feedback about this session and ideas about 2014!
2013 Session - Day One
Sue’s 2013 Prime Sponsored Bills
SB13-111 Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse establishes greater protections for persons 70+ by requiring professions in regular contact with the elderly to report physical or financial abuse to the police/department of human services.
SB13-011 Civil Unions bill grants important legal protections and responsibilities to LGBT couples, making families stronger and communities more inclusive.
SB13-153 Farm-to-School Task Force continues its work to develop methods of bringing fresh, healthy, locally-grown Colorado ranch and farm products to lunch rooms in our schools. These methods will improve child nutrition and grow local economies.
SB13-213 reforms our outdated school funding formula. It will only be enacted if voters approve an initiative this November to fund the reforms, and it will benefit every school district in Colorado, including Jeffco.
Sue co-chairs the Bipartisan Economic Vitality Caucus, a gathering of legislators from both parties and leaders in the business community that explores policy ideas for improving Colorado's economic environment. In the 2013 session, Sue served on the House Public Health Care & Human Services committee in addition to being named co-chair of the House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee.
Sue has earned support and accolades from groups as diverse as the Colorado Economic Development Council, the AFL-CIO, CO Conservation Voters, the CO Women's Bar Association, Jeffco Public Health, NARAL Pro-Choice, and One Colorado. Click to see a full list of Sue's honors andendorsements.
Sue pledges to continue working on solutions to reduce unemployment and promote the creation of good-paying jobs. She believes strongly in the need to provide for a stable funding stream for K-12 and higher education to support learning at all ages and stages in life. She is committed to moving forward with initiatives like the Colorado Healthcare Benefit Exchange to ensure access to quality and affordable health care for all Coloradans. Seniors and elders in House District 24 have an advocate and champion with Sue's knowledge of seniors' needs.
Sue's Priorities as State Representative
Creating good jobs to put Coloradans to work and strengthen the economy
Improving the funding and quality of public education
Increasing access to quality health care and preventative services
Promoting the use of renewable energy and a multi-model transportation system
Ensuring equal opportunity and civil rights for all people
Promoting gun safety while respecting Second Amendment rights
Sue strives to address the everyday issues impacting her constituents. In order to better serve House District 24, she welcomes your feedback. Contact Sue at email@example.com or call 303-866-5522.
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