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August 28 2021

1. Afghanistan

2. The Cyber Symposium

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

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1. Afghanistan

Elections have consequences. Or, at least the results as reported by the election counting systems have consequences. For Afghanistan we are seeing those consequences play out on the world stage in horrific detail. 

I will not repeat much that has been reported most often, but there is one aspect that has not been widely known of which you should also know. 

Last Wednesday afternoon I was on a business call with a good friend of mine, David Barton. The call was concerning other matters, but he explained to those on the call that he was somewhere in the Middle East, working with others to extract as many people as possible who were trying to escape from the chaos in Afghanistan. 

What he said I found hard to comprehend, for they had loaded two planes with Afghan refugees and the planes were in the air headed to safety and hopefully freedom. But the United States State Department contacted the nations to which they were flying and pressured them to refuse permission to land! They had to return to Kabul, dooming the fleeing refugees to the tyranny of the Taliban.

This action went way beyond the incompetence the Biden administration has displayed with the colossal defeat and rout they created for our troops in Afghanistan this week. To intentionally deny the people on these planes an opportunity to escape from the reach of the Taliban must have been an intentional action to destroy innocent Afghan citizens.

strongly recommend you watch some of the video reports on this and related incidents. A report from David directly can be found at: https://flashpoint.govictory.com/episode/flashpoint-god-is-moving-david-harris-jr-robby-dawkins-peter-mccullough-and-more-8-26-21/.

His report starts at 18:20 in the program (about 5 minutes long). 

Another, more in-depth discussion, with Glenn Beck and David Barton can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t-mso_gagI. The discussion with David starts at 19:15 and ends about 20 minutes later.

As I said earlier, I find these actions by the Biden administration hard to comprehend. It is either unbelievable incompetence, unspeakable evil, or both. Please pray for the people of Afghanistan and pray for a revival within our land. Nothing less will cure the chaos we see just about everywhere.

 

2. The Cyber Symposium

Earlier this month a three day event looking into election irregularities nation-wide was held in South Dakota. Prominent at the Symposium was a friend from the Western Slope, Sheronna Bishop. I asked her to give us a brief description of what she saw there. Here is her report:

Heading to Sioux Falls, I thought the buzz of Mike Lindell’s Cyber Symposium would be the “P-Caps;” packets of data captured in real time that supposedly showed the 2020 election was stolen from President Trump and possibly many down ballot candidates.  Never in a million years did I think little old Mesa County, Colorado would steal the show, but capture the spotlight we did. 

Clerk Tina Peters is a true American Hero for her bravery to expose the truth and corruption within our state and country.  Going up against the Soros backed Colorado Secretary of State Jena (pronounced Jee-na) Griswold is no easy task, yet Tina, in partnership with Mike Lindell and Dr. Frank were able to put the fear of God in Jena as displayed by her shaking hands, deep swallows and pallor in a press conference she gave August 12th.  Remember, communication is roughly 90% non-verbal and the CO SoS was telling us she was nervous.

In addition to the bombshell evidence produced out of Mesa County, the other major highlights were the fact all 50 states were represented at the symposium with a call to action for state representatives and senators attending to push for full forensic audits of their states along with the clear display from democrat and deep state operatives to sabotage the event. From the get-go, suppression of the event was attempted.  The broadcast signal was continuously attacked, Mike’s “Red Team” was infiltrated and a poison pill inserted into the p-cap data, none of the mainstream media including Fox was willing to cover the event, and continual hit pieces from state and national news started to come out about Tina Peters in an attempt to discredit her story and direct attention away from the SoS who tried to frame Tina for leaking passwords only the SoS had.  

What does all this tell us? It’s a clear display that the “they” who were identified at the symposium do not want this information reaching the general public.  

If there was nothing to hide, the smart thing would be to let Mr. Lindell and team hang themselves live on TV with ridiculous and uncredible information, but instead attack after attack after attack ensued, more attention was brought to the event and people’s curiosities peaked at the notion someone was trying as hard as they could to keep this information from getting out.

What happens from here, only time will tell.  In addition to the call to action for state legislators, there is a call to action for every county clerk and elected official to investigate the integrity of their local and state elections.  There is a call to action for citizens to take back our schools, villages, towns and cities by exposing the corruption and not being afraid of losing our livelihoods.  We have been asleep and silenced for too long and if we continue to go down this path of complacency and mere hope, we will lose everything including our God given rights to truth, health and freedom.

 

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

For more discussion on the issues above and any other topic that may come up, join our Zoom call every Monday morning at 7:30 AM. 

Here is the link for the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89449609831?pwd=OFVUNC82ZXdmNTNrS25neXUvT1NxZz09

Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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August 21 2021

1.  “I Have Never Seen Washington So Out of Control…

2. Griswold Replaces Mesa County’s Clerk?

3. Energy and Environment Symposium

4. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

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1.  I Have Never Seen Washington So Out of Control…

Last month I heard the immediate former U.S. Comptroller, David Walker, describe our nation’s financial polices as out of control like never before. He called it a “burning platform.”

Rather than try to tell you what he said, here is a seven minute video clip I prepared of his initial observations.


His comments were the opening remarks for the U.S. Federal Fiscal Responsibility Amendment Academy, held in conjunction with the Annual ALEC meeting in July. More details, including the complete video of the Academy can be found at http://articlevcaucus.com.

 

2. Griswold Replaces Mesa County’s Clerk?

Last week I reported on a dispute between Colorado’s Secretary of State (SOS), Jena Griswold and the Mesa County Clerk, Tina Peters. This week it got weirder as Griswold said she was appointing a new election officer for Mesa County. 

My immediate reaction was: by what authority? What she did is not authorized in the law books. The SOS does not appoint county election officials. In reality, the county commissioners do and it is customarily the elected county clerk. I try to keep this report short and to the point so I will not rehearse all the mistakes and false claims Griswold has already made. However, this has got to be one of her most memorable abuses of her office. It is like the emergency rules she issued earlier this summer, banning all third party audits of election equipment in Colorado. She has no authority to tell County Clerks what they can and cannot do with equipment the county owns. There is currently a lawsuit against the SOS issuing those emergency orders (but I bet you won’t hear about it in the traditional news sources here in Colorado).

CRS 1-1-111 clearly states that the governing board of a political subdivision selects the election official. This may seem to be a technical detail to some, but these kinds of reckless actions are more common with dictators than law abiding Secretaries of State.

As the controversy between Griswold and Peters continues to stew, my support is for Tina Peters, who seems to be doing all she can to protect the integrity of the votes of Mesa County citizens. 

BTW,  there will be a rally for Clerk Peters at the Mesa Clerk’s office in Grand Junction at noon today (August 21).

3. Energy and Environment Symposium

I have been invited to speak at a symposium on energy and the environment in Weld county on October 7 & 8. Commissioner Lori Sane is helping to pull this together and I understand some limited tickets for the event will be available for purchase next week. 

This should be interesting for myself, as I was asked to talk about the self-sustaining house my wife and I built 20+ years ago and continue to live in today.

I will pass on more information as it becomes available.

 

4. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

For more discussion on the issues above and any other topic that may come up, join our Zoom call every Monday morning at 7:30 AM. 

Here is the link for the call:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89449609831?pwd=OFVUNC82ZXdmNTNrS25neXUvT1NxZz09

 

Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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August 14 2021

1.  “Apple Will Scan iPhones for Illegal Child Abuse Images…

2. Cyber Symposium

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

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1.  “Apple Will Scan iPhones for Illegal Child Abuse Images…

That headline in Epoch Times caught my attention this week. No one should defend child abuse or child abusers, but does that mean that the Fourth Amendment is to be ignored?

Does not “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…” prohibit monitoring all of the images you keep on your camera/phone?

Private businesses cannot ignore the Bill of Rights. In a time when freedom of speech is already being threatened, the privacy of our “persons, houses, papers and effects” should be defended. This means personal pictures are constitutionally protected from monitoring by the government AND private businesses.

Apple has no business reviewing all of our pictures!

 

2. Cyber Symposium

The Cyber Symposium held in South Dakota this week contained a lot of significant information on election irregularities in the 2020 election. Most of the event is not yet available for replay online, but I have been told they are working on making much of it available as soon as possible. 

I was particularly impressed by a presentation given by law professor David Clements from New Mexico and will pass this information on when it is available online. 

One issue that was highlighted was a dispute between Colorado’s Secretary of State Griswold (SOS) and the Clerk and Recorder of Mesa County, Tina Peters. The SOS has claimed Clerk Peters is guilty of breaking the law because somebody released some passwords from the Mesa County election equipment. Clerk Peters says she never even knew about the passwords, let alone who or how they may have been released to the public.

Peters, who is also a Gold Star Mom, was a prominent part of the Cyber Symposium earlier this week. After looking at all the information I can find, my guess at this point is Griswold is desperately trying to discredit the clerk, the Cyber Symposium and a recent study that has not yet been released of the Mesa County election and voter registrations. She may get away with it of no one diligently pursues the facts. 

Curiously, here is a meme the SOS sent out yesterday as part of a fundraising piece:

What the SOS is saying here is certainly true. The question is, who is lying and who is standing up for the truth?

BTW, not only should elected officials stand up for the truth,  We the People also have an obligation to find and proclaim the truth and hundreds of people here in Colorado are doing just that. Because the SOS continues to automatically register to vote hundreds of thousands of people without even checking their citizenship status and she will not allow third party audits of the election equipment, Griswold is apparently a part of the misinformation crowd…

Stay tuned as this story develops in the next few days/weeks.

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

For more discussion on the issues above and any other topic that may come up, join our Zoom call every Monday morning at 7:30 AM. 

Here is the link for the call:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89449609831?pwd=OFVUNC82ZXdmNTNrS25neXUvT1NxZz09

 

Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
Passcode: 080465
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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August 6, 2021

1. Symposium on the 2020 Election

2. The Republican Party Should Reject the Open Primary

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

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1. Symposium on the 2020 Election

I have been studying the 2020 election here in Colorado and across the country. In the next few weeks I will report on what I have found about the elections in Colorado. On August 10-12 Mike Lindell will air a three day report on what he has assembled from several states, including most of the critical “swing states.”

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Frankspeech.com will host the symposium. I do not know what will be presented, but I am certain it will be the most comprehensive report on all of the concerns many of us have with how the election was conducted. I also expect one major theme will be that we must fix these problems before the 2022 election. 

The entire symposium will be broadcast on Frankspeech.com. 

I will be watching as much as I can, I trust you will watch as well and help me get the word out to others.

 

2. The Republican Party Should Reject the Open Primary

In November of 2016, Proposition 108 was passed, creating Open Primary elections in Colorado. I didn’t vote for it, but I must admit that while it was percolating through the Initiative process in the spring of 2016, I was busy with dozens of issues in the State Senate and I really didn’t pay a lot of attention to it. I do recall that ballot Proposition 108 was overshadowed by a companion measure, Proposition 107, which reestablished the Presidential Primary in Colorado.

However, recently several other Republicans have been pushing for the party to reject this system where non-Republican voters are allowed to help select the candidates the GOP fields for the general election. I have now looked more deeply into this odd system for selecting candidates created by Proposition 108, and what I have found is quite disturbing. 

The deceptively named “Open Primary” defeats the basic concept of registered voters voluntarily aligning themselves with a political party reflecting their values and principles. It puts much of the decision in the hands of non-Republican voters.

  • It encourages voters to not declare any party affiliation, as they then have greater choices in primary elections.
  • It also creates greater opportunities for the political operatives to swing primary elections through shrewd marketing, legal and otherwise.
  • And importantly, it makes campaigning for public office much more expensive for the candidates, as the pool of potential primary election voters has essentially doubled.

These last two points mean that open primaries make running for office a richer man’s game, pushing out average citizens from being able to compete in this ultra-expensive system.

Is that what Coloradans want?

The primary argument for “Open Primaries” is that it will result in “more moderate candidates” from each party. However, the extreme left policies coming from the legislature since open primaries began certainly discredits that theory. The dominance of the progressive Democrat-majority also tells us open primaries have done no favors for the Republican brand.

There is a popular misconception about voters who register as Unaffiliated: They are often called “Independents,” but nonpartisan academic research has revealed that over 80% of Unaffiliated voters lean Left or Right and consistently vote either Democrat or Republican. Only about 17% of Unaffiliated voters approach genuine independence, consistently voting for the best candidate regardless of party. We do know from polling that in recent elections, Unaffiliated voters cast ballots for Democrat candidates over Republican candidates by a 60-40 ratio. Twenty years ago it was closer to 50-50.

We should ask, why do so few states engage in Open Primaries? Maybe there is a good reason. In a 2000 decision by the US Supreme Court (California Democratic Party v. Jones), the court said a state sanctioned Open Primary violated the First Amendment rights of citizens if it forced political parties to accept an Open Primary.

Therefore, in an attempt to circumvent that U.S. Supreme Court decision, the authors of Proposition 108 allowed a party to “opt out.” I put that in quotes because the “opt out” created in Proposition 108 is really a farce. It requires 75% of the full
membership of the State Central Committee to approve the “opt out,” and to hold that vote for every primary election (every two years). This ridiculously high standard poses an insurmountable obstacle to choosing the opt-out and can never be achieved. To my knowledge, no other government enterprise, regulatory body or state or local governmental entity is required to make decisions by 75% super-duper majority.

All of this points to one conclusion: Proposition 108 is very likely unconstitutional under the US Supreme Court’s JONES ruling as a violation of First Amendment freedoms. I don’t know why the Republican Party has put up with this absurd law for two complete election cycles. 

The Republican Party’s central committee will be meeting in mid-September. I believe this law should be challenged. At a bare minimum the question should be put to the central committee this September — and decided by simple majority vote, not the ridiculous 75% standard.

The committee should ignore the provisions of this totally dysfunctional statute and by a simple majority vote of the Central Committee quorum direct the party to take the necessary steps to nominate Republican candidates exclusively through expanded caucuses and assemblies, and dare the Secretary of State and the Democrat Party to sue the Republican Party to enforce an unconstitutional barrier. It is highly likely the Republican Party will win that legal battle.

The central committee should NOT try to meet the 75% threshold of this unconstitutional statute. The motion should simply put the question before the committee of whether the party should find a way to challenge this unconstitutional, dysfunctional, dangerous law.

The Republican Party exists to field Republican candidates for office. The first order of business for the central committee should be doing all they can to ensure that registered Republicans select those candidates who will run for office in the general election under the Republican banner. Anything less is a dereliction of duty.

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

For more discussion on the issues above and any other topic that may come up, join our Zoom call every Monday morning at 7:30 AM. 

Here is the link for the call:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89449609831?pwd=OFVUNC82ZXdmNTNrS25neXUvT1NxZz09

 

Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
Passcode: 080465
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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July 31, 2021

1. Pandemic Panic or Natural Immunity

2. Regulatory Relief for Colorado Businesses

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

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1. Pandemic Panic or Natural Immunity

As the the more contagious Delta Variant of COVID has increased, the President imposed a new mask mandate on all Federal workers and facilities and he has not ruled out more broad sweeping mandates. Never-mind the fact that such general mandates are not within his jurisdictional authority, or the authority of Congress (see Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution and the Tenth Amendment). This is a matter for the 50 individual states to determine (we call it federalism).

With these current developments as the backdrop we should take a hard look at the facts, especially those facts that are not often reported.

The big push beyond masks is to get everyone vaccinated. However, health officials are ignoring the most effective form of immunity, which is the natural immunity that millions of Americans who recovered from the disease have now acquired. At the bare minimum natural immunity should be recognized to be at least as good as being vaccinated.

Over the past 18 months I have anecdotally noticed this blind spot many times. Now a recent study from Israel, with more concrete evidence, demonstrates that natural immunity is 700% more effective in preventing infection than the vaccines. 

This is significant on several levels. First, those with natural immunity should be publicly recognized as being the least likely to be a risk to others. Second, we now have a better understanding of how to properly treat COVID and with the recovery rate for healthy individuals at least 99%, the fear of getting, and not recovering from COVID is way over-blown. Finally, vaccines do minimize severe reactions to COVID, but since 10 to nearly 40% of those vaccinated are still susceptible to getting COVID and therefore spreading it further, natural immunity is by far the most effective means of ultimately shutting down the epidemic.

Why is natural immunity not recognized as the best immunity from COVID? It seems the public health industry is more interested in getting everyone to comply with their vaccination demands than really getting past the epidemic. Their goals look like they are more focused on industry profit and power rather than ending the epidemic as soon as possible.

 

2. Regulatory Relief for Colorado Businesses

Here is a little bit of good news on the regulatory front from the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division. Quoting from a recent public announcement:

 “The Air Pollution Control Division (Division) has another update on recent changes to the Employee Traffic Reduction Program (ETRP) rule. Due to concerns among some of the business community, the Division is now advocating that ETRP be entirely voluntary and ETRP will not go before the Air Quality Control Commission for a rulemaking hearing in August. You can view the official Notice of Withdrawal of the ETRP Proposal on the AQCC website.”

The initial proposed rule would have forced businesses to mandate how and when their employees travelled to work, hobbling both employees and employers. I am happy to report that the Division backed off from making this heavy handed policy manditory.

 

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

For more discussion on the issues above and any other topic that may come up, join our Zoom call every Monday morning at 7:30 AM. 

Here is the link for the call:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89449609831?pwd=OFVUNC82ZXdmNTNrS25neXUvT1NxZz09

 

Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
Passcode: 080465
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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July 24, 2021

1.  Misinformation, Disinformation and the First Amendment

2.  Taxes and TABOR

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

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1.  Misinformation, Disinformation and the First Amendment

Recently there has been much talk about misinformation, and I agree, there has been a lot of misinformation floating around. 

First, let’s agree on the terms. Misinformation and disinformation are both bad data, not conveying true facts. Whereas misinformation could be from ignorance or some other error on the part of the communicator, disinformation is intentional, intended to deceive. 

It appears to me that Biden and his administration have been spreading a lot of wrong facts. Whether it is misinformation or disinformation I will let the reader decide. Either way, they are now asking (demanding?) that Big Tech do more to censor the American public.

This is wrong on many levels, but  for now I want to focus on the blatant attack on the First Amendment, which guarantees our freedom of speech. The First Amendment makes it very clear that the government has no business policing what people say, yet they are now calling on Big Tech and their complicit media to suppress opposing views to their agenda. 

There is a clear connection between the freedoms of religionspeech, the press and the right to petition the government. That is why they are all listed in the First Amendment. Biden has no business sticking his nose into the exchanging of ideas between free citizens of our country.

But it gets worse, as much of their suppression is in the form of their own disinformation campaigns. Valid, well reasoned concerns about the integrity of our elections or the risks of the COVID vaccines are being discredited by a well orchestrated campaign of denial and disinformation from election officials, public health and the highest levels of government. 

This reminds me of the words of Shakespeare, “The lady doth protest too much, methinks”  The more they try to suppress, the more I suspect they are trying to hide something.

I also know enough about specific examples of voter fraud and understand the strong tendency of public health to go beyond providing accurate information for the public (see chapter six in Unmasked 2020) to see that Biden and his cronies are chief propagators of disinformation.

For this discussion I used two distinctly different examples, COVID and Election integrity, Both deserve further examination, but I will defer those comments for each specific area to future editions of the Lundberg Report.

2.  Taxes and TABOR

As a part of my deeper dive into the 2021 bills that are now law, this week bills affecting taxes and TABOR are examined. In general the bills which passed this year increased taxes and established new enterprises without calling for any constitutionally required votes from the people of Colorado. 

This is far too predictable for the majority party. They use every trick in their playbook to wiggle around the clear intent of TABOR to require the people vote on these significant new burdens on all citizens of Colorado.

However, there was one small bright spot I found. SB-227 created the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund, finally putting actual cash into the TABOR required emergency fund. Since TABOR was created, nearly thirty years ago, the TABOR emergency Reserve has been essentially ignored. Instead of actually setting aside cash as a reserve the legislature creatively designated assets, such as buildings as the “reserve” for emergencies. Finally, in this year, when the state coffers are full of federal debt dollars, they found some money to actually make a viable fund.

But the rest of the laws headed in the opposite direction

HB-1311 is simply titled “Income Tax.” A more accurate title would be raising income taxes without a vote of the people. This lengthy bill changes Colorado law to disallow many tax deductions that are a part of the federal income tax system. In some ways this bill negates federal income tax reductions implemented under President Trump.   Bottom line: tens of millions in new tax revenue, without a TABOR vote.

In fairness to the bill overall, some tax credits were also created or expanded, but many were targeted to influence certain actions, creating winners and losers. Again, typical government manipulation of the private sector.

HJR-006 removed Colorado’s call for a Constitutional amendment to force Congress to balance it’s budget. 

HB-1325 creates an interim committee to study the school finance formula and implement significant changes. I smell higher property taxes to start with. I also found this curious authorization within the bill (now law).

“THE INTERIM COMMITTEE SHALL USE NINETY MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE STATE EDUCATION FUND, CREATED IN SECTION 17 OF ARTICLE IX OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION, AS NECESSARY, FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SCHOOL FINANCE FORMULA CHANGES.”

$90,000,000 to implement their plan? This preauthorization of such magnitude is more than a little excessive. It is also curious that they already have a specific number in mind. It sounds like the plan may already be in place. They might just be waiting for a legal way to pull the trigger. In any event, I still smell a lot more taxes coming out of this one.

SB-205 is the main budget bill, the Long Bill, which increased the general fund over 21% for this current fiscal year (2021-22). What? A 21% increase in one year? As I said before, the state coffers are full of federal debt dollars. Having served for two years on the Joint Budget Committee I can tell you that this kind of budget growth is way out of control and cannot be sustained in future years.

SB-260  is a radical transportation plan that is aimed at getting you out of your car and into a bus or train. It raises billions in new taxes (fees) that ignores TABOR’s required vote of approval from the people, They also pulled a legal stunt on the new constitutional requirement for a vote of the people for new enterprises that raise over $100 million over five years. 

Instead, they broke them into several new enterprises, all fitting neatly below the $100,000,000 mark. They are the Community Access Enterprise, the Clean Fleet Enterprise, the Clean Transit Enterprise and the Nonattainment Area Air Pollution Mitigation Enterprise.

SB-260 also adds new taxes to gas at the pump, Uber rides, deliveries, etc.. This is the proverbial tax anything that moves law.

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

For more discussion on the issues above and any other topic that may come up, join our Zoom call every Monday morning at 7:30 AM. 

Here is the link for the call:

 

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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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July 17, 2021

1. Recommended Reading and Viewing

2. Election Issues in 2021 Session

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

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1. Recommended Reading and Viewing

This week I ran across some very informative reports I highly recommend:

The first is an overview of the effect Polis has had on the economy here in Colorado, published by Complete Colorado.

https://pagetwo.completecolorado.com/2021/07/11/murrey-polis-policies-wreaking-havoc-on-colorados-economy/


Next is a video report from First Liberty Institute on the Democrat effort to pack the Supreme Court.

https://firstlibertylive.com/resources/coup-update-the-end-of-judicial-review/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fli-insider

The final is a commentary from Tom Tancredo on the dramatic changes were witnessing in our country.

Tancredo: From Roy Rogers to Winston Churchill

Please take a little time out of your day to consider these excellent reports.

2. Election Issues in 2021 Session

Several bills concerning elections were introduced and all lived or died according to which party the sponsor was affiliated. 
The good bills were introduced by Republican legislators. They were all killed by the other party in their first hearing. Those bills were:

HB-1053 – Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts,
HB-1086 – Voter proof of citizenship requirement
HB-1088 – Audit voter registration system in Colorado,
HB-1170–  Create an advisory committee on elections and Information technology,
HB-1176 – Create an advisory commission to study auditing the election process,
HB-007 – Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional) and
SB-010 – The Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act.

Republicans were trying to inject some common sense discussion into this vital subject, but were stonewalled by the other side.

The bad election bills all passed and signed by the governor.

HB-1071 allows municipalities to implement what is called ranked voting, or instant runoff voting. This means that the voter picks their first and, at least, their second choice for any nonpartisan race. If no candidate did not win a majority vote, their vote is counted for their second choice. This bill is now law and while it is not particularly dangerous on its own, such voting systems can yield strange results and it is a camel’s nose under the tent for more complex voting schemes that can meaningfully skew election results. I think we are better off keeping voting to a more linear pattern that everyone can understand, the results of which can be easily recreated with a hand recount.

SB-188 allows online voting for anyone with a “disability.” This is very dangerous as it mainlines online voting in Colorado. In a time when many of us who have been examining the details of the 2020 election have already seen enough evidence to be convinced that voter fraud in Colorado is already rampant, this is a very bad bill that carries the state much further down that same road. Additionally, disability in this new law is very open-ended, inviting widespread abuse.

SB-250 is 63 pages of changes to Colorado election law. Some of the changes are not significant, but there are substantive changes to recall elections and the final votes for the bill were essentially party-line. Color me sceptical that this was a good bill.

In a few weeks, along with the election hearing we held on April 24 I expect to have much more proof of election iregularites in Colorado (and elsewhere). I will share that as it becomes available.

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

For more discussion on the issues above and any other topic that may come up, join our Zoom call every Monday morning at 7:30 AM. 

Here is the link for the call:

 

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Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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July 10, 2021

1. The Bills I Followed in 2021

2. Illegal Alien Sanctuary Policies in 2021 Session

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

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1. The Bills I Followed in 2021

The 2021 legislative session was so intense you needed a score card to keep up. Unfortunately it changed every week and soon became too much for anyone to follow everything. Now that the session is over I have had some time to organize what I consider the most important bills. For the bad ones, most are now law.

For your reference here is my matrix of the really good and bad ones, by category. This is about 10% of all the bills introduced in 2021. BTW, senate bills are assigned three digits, house bills have four digits.

 

Bad

Good

Second Amendment

1106, 1255,1298, 1299, 078, 256

1038, 1070, 1082, 098, 1185

Immigration Policies

1075,1194 025, 077, 194, 199

 

Election Issues

1071,188, 250

1053, 1086, 1088, 1176, 007, 010

Life

009, 016, 025

1017, 1183

taxes and TABOR

HJR006, 1311, 1325, 205, 260, 264         

1197, 227

Green New Deal

1162, 1242, 1303, 260

 

Medical Issues

1097, 1232, 243

1036, 1191, 1202

Property Rights

1121, 070, 135,173, 238, 293

 

Business Issues

070, 072, 077, 087, 173, 246, 293

 

To find the links for each bill scroll down this page to my June 12 edition, where all of these bills are listed chronologically.

2. Illegal Alien Sanctuary Policies in 2021 Session

This year there were six bills that all pushed Colorado further into the category of a sanctuary state, where official public policy is to ignore the legal status of anyone in the state.

HB-1075 changed the term “illegal Alien” in statute to “worker without authorization.” I don’t see that it changes much, except to ignore the obvious that this is still an illegal alien being referenced in statute.

HB-1194 creates an immigration legal defense fund, and funds it with general fund dollars. This is the state bending over backwards to help illegal aliens stay in Colorado. It is rolling out the red carpet for illegal aliens.

SB-025 expands state funding for family planning services. This law also expands what is called “presumptive eligibility.” This means the person being given the services is presumed eligible, so they don’t check their legal status. It is a don’t ask, don’t tell policy for illegal aliens. This law was also covered in last week’s discussion of life issues, as whenever the term family planning is used, it is code words for funding for Planned Parenthood.

SB-077 is a big sanctuary state policy. The official summary for this new law states that “lawful presence is not required of any applicant for any state or local license, certificate, or registration.” Say what? Illegal aliens are now legal in Colorado for becoming licensed and certified for anything that requires such credentialing in Colorado.  – WOW!

SB-194 expands maternal health coverage and as I read the text it will include those illegal aliens who are already have “presumptive eligibility.” This is the same argument as with SB-025.

SB-199, euphemistically titled: “Remove Barriers To Certain Public Opportunities,” eliminates the requirement that contractors with the state only employ workers who are here legally. It is another blatant don’t ask, don’t tell policy for Colorado.

Taken together, all of these bills prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the legislature and the governor (yes, Polis signed all of these bills into law) have no respect for U.S. immigration law.  It would appear that their political agenda overwhelms any attempt to honor the rule of law, or even common sense. As I have asked many times, what in the term “Illegal” do they not understand?

3. Breakfast Club Zoom call on Monday.

For more discussion on the issues above and any other topic that may come up, join our Zoom call every Monday morning at 7:30 AM. 

Here is the link for the call:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89449609831?pwd=OFVUNC82ZXdmNTNrS25neXUvT1NxZz09

 

Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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July 3, 2021

1. Federalism: Preserving the Blessings of Freedom and Prosperity 

2. 2021 Legislation on Life Issues

3. Special Invitation for Independence Day Service in Estes Park

4. No Breakfast Club Zoom Meeting on July 5th

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1. Federalism: Preserving the Blessings of Freedom and Prosperity 

We live in troubled times, yet our nation is still blessed, and protected in many ways. In this article I recently published in a newsletter to state legislators across the country I explore the resiliency we enjoy because of our compound system of governance, which is called federalism.

Here is the article:

Recently, our nation has been challenged with several issues that have rocked the foundations of our culture.

The pandemic, cancel culture and election uncertainties have tested our nation’s ability to negotiate through these troubling times. While the future continues to be murky, our nation has demonstrated a resiliency against these threats to our freedoms which can only be understood through the system of government we call federalism.

Federalism is that balance of power between the Federal Government and the 50 individual, sovereign states. This division of authority, defined and established in the U.S. Constitution, not only buffers us from any rash actions by the Federal Government, it also provides a competitive environment for testing the effectiveness of policies put in place by each state. It is not perfect, but it is a lot better than any other form of government that exclusively rules from a capital city.

The policies that came out of the pandemic are the first and best examples today of federalism in action. While some states, such as New York and California were all-in for strict lockdowns and significant manipulation of their economies, other states took a much more tempered approach. Now, it is clear which policy worked best; many citizens are literally voting with their feet as they move away from the heavy-handed control states to the states that showed a greater respect for individual freedom and liberty. 

It is also instructive to note that the measurable difference in the impact on the health of individuals caused by the pandemic, when comparing the control states and the freedom states was minimal. In fact, it can be argued that freedom was safer, as the unintended consequences of depression and suicide were remarkably less in the freedom states.

This is the genius of federalism. Limiting and dividing government power is good for everyone. Consolidating power to one central authority is not only a path to serfdom, it also limits the prosperity and the well being of average citizens.

The cancel culture, driven by a rush to accept critical race theory (CRT), is another arena where federalism holds our nation back from the brink of an irrational abyss. Florida’s Governor Desantis led the way in declaring CRT will not be a part of Florida schools. It will take more than a statement from the governor, but his state and some other states have taken up this cause. CRT will not be jammed down every American’s throat because of a decision from any administration in Washington. Again, federalism trumps the central planners (some pun intended).

The other current example of federalism at work, or not, is election reform. Congress was considering a wholesale takeover of election policies and procedures with HR1, which ultimately failed in the Senate, but now they are rolling out another iteration with the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. This legislation flies in the face of a true respect for the division of governmental powers that embodies federalism. 

As a refreshing contrast to this heavy-handed power grab by Congress, individual states are investigating election irregularities in the 2020 election on their own and working to develop policies for more secure and reliable elections in their particular state. Through our 50 laboratories for liberty we can and will find the best way to conduct future elections. This, too, is federalism in action.

Federalism is not an archaic term, buried in the theoretical concepts of a forgotten political science textbook. It is the vital essence of our nation’s system of government. For our nation to thrive, federalism must be understood and nurtured. We must be constantly vigilant in keeping the flame of federalism alive. 

Our founders knew this balance was critical for future generations. That is why the principles of federalism are found throughout the Constitution. In Article I, Section 3 each state is given equal representation in the Senate. In Section 8, Congress, and therefore all of the Federal Government, is only granted enumerated powers. Article II, Section 1 gives the state legislatures exclusive power for the manner of choosing electors to the Electoral College and if there is not a majority vote in the Electoral College (as modified by the Twelfth Amendment), each state is given an equal vote in the House of Representatives for choosing the President. 

In Article V, the states are given original authority for proposing and ratifying amendments. All states have equal voting power for calling for a convention to propose amendments and ratifying any proposed amendments. Article VII follows that same pattern, giving each state equal voting authority to ratify the original constitution. Finally, the Ninth and Tenth Amendments make it perfectly clear that the Federal Government has no power or authority other than what is specifically enumerated in the U.S. Constitution.

In addition to the government’s authority being divided between the three branches of government, the division of power between the states and the central government is intended to limit the reach of government and maximize the freedoms of individual citizens. 

This is federalism.

The blessings of freedom and prosperity are much more possible because of the principles found in federalism. Despite all of the problems facing our nation, federalism continues to be an essential defense for our liberties. 

2. 2021 Legislation on Life Issues

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness… these are familiar words that were immortalized in the Declaration of Independence 245 years ago. But what does it mean to honor the very first word: life? Is the right to life honored at all if the government puts a higher value on wholesale promotion of the abortion industry? 

In the 2021 legislative session the real direction for this year in Colorado did not promote life for the unborn, it promoted the abortion industry,

Why do I say this? Because all bills designed to protect life were immediately killed in the first committee in which they were heard. HB-1017 and HB-1183 were both defeated, and both were killed on strict party-line votes. The majority party gave no quarter to any legislation that honored the right to life for children not yet born.

1017 was a strong bill that simply followed the principle of protecting life by prohibiting all abortionspexcept for efforts to protect the life of the mother. 1183 was much more modest, only calling for the state to keep track of all abortions performed in the state. Colorado has been radically pro-abortion for many decades and this year’s legislature was no exception.

Instead of new laws to protect the innocent lives of children, this year’s legislature was more interested in protecting the abortion industry. SB-009 and SB-025 both expand state government promotion and funding for “family planning” services, including and explicitly for illegal aliens. The reason this ties in with abortions is the largest provider of “family planning” services is Planned Parenthood (PP), which is also the largest provider of abortions. Additionally, the government defines abortifacients as contraceptives. These are drugs and devices that prevent pregnancies by killing the baby in its very early stages of development.

The biggest bill this year affecting the unborn is a bit of a sleeper. It is SB-016, called “Protecting Preventative Health Care Coverage.” That sounds rather safe. However, in addition to requiring insurance companies to fully pay for many other preventative medical tests, this bill essentially gives Planned Parenthood (PP) a blank check for anything they call “family planning” services (which, as the bill is written, could even include abortions). PP is the biggest abortion provider in the state. SB-016 will guarantee them a full funding stream for as long as this law continues. 

The bill requires all family planning services to be fully payed for by all insurance companies and by the state-run Medicaid program. Everything related to family planning, including medical complications arising from any family planning services are to be automatically covered, before any policy deductibles or copays. And all providers of “family planning services” are to be included, even if they are outside of the insurance company’s network.

I consider SB-016 to be one of the worst bills passed in 2021. Not only will it drive medical insurance premiums yet higher, it is the opposite of defending life, it is making the state government an active promoter of the abortion industry in Colorado.

 

3. Special Invitation for Independence Day Service in Estes Park

Among the many events to celebrate the 245th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence I have been asked to join in some special activities on Sunday morning at the Estes Park Baptist Church, 2200 Mall Road, Estes Park , CO  

At 9:30 AM there will be a session in which I will be speaking on the challenges we are facing with the current political environment, the cancel culture, religious freedom issues, etc.. At 10:30, during the regular Sunday morning service, I will be singing the national anthem (first and last verses) and answering some questions from the pastor of the church, Bruce Finger. All are welcome to attend.

 

4. No Breakfast Club Zoom Meeting on July 5th

There will not be a Republican Breakfast Zoom call on Monday, July 5th, the official day for the Independence Day national holiday. We will be back next Monday, July 12th. I will publish the Zoom connection information in next week’s Lundberg Report.

 

For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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June 26, 2021

1. Is L.E.A.P. a Good Idea?

2. Eroding the Second Amendment

3. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting 

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1. Is L.E.A.P. a Good Idea?

Petitions are currently being circulated for a proposed program called the LEARNING ENRICHMENT AND ACADEMIC PROGRESS PROGRAM. This is initiative 25 on the Secretary of State’s website. The advocates for the proposal have until August second to collect the signatures for the November 2021 ballot.

Some conservative leaders in the state have endorsed this new program. However, in reading the actual text I have some strong reservations. The goal of the program is to provide funds (vouchers) for improving learning situations for low income Colorado students, and other students as funds allow. So far, so good, but with a closer look several problems crop up.

First, this $100,000,000+ program is to be run by an independent board within the department of education that is not accountable to any other authority. The board is initially appointed by Governor Polis. All subsequent appointments are only selected by the governor from a list of three candidates that the board provides. Hence this board becomes essentially a self-appointed, unaccountable board, subject only to the will and values of the Polis-appointed board, with a nine-figure bank account. Such autonomy may be appropriate for a private entity, but when they are handling public funds, much more accountability is always in order.

The program is advertised to give parents the choice of what services their child will receive. However, the programs must be certified by the board. Let’s see… if Polis appoints the board, what values do we expect this board will posses? And how will that ever change if this board selects all of their successors?

The program allows religious groups to provide services, but does not allow them to teach religious subjects. However, the program will pay for “EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL THERAPY, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING…”  Hmmm.

The board is authorized to borrow money, outside of any TABOR limits. The other revenue sources are an additional sales tax on marijuana and money taken from the state land trust. The land trust money is an interesting source. That money is currently earmarked for public school funding. However, if there is less in that fund for public schools, the legislature is obligated to back fill that amount from the general fund. Therefore this scheme is in effect taking some of the funds from the general fund.

I have watched a lot of educational programs come and go and most end up as a lot of busy work that rarely improves educational outcomes, but always burns a lot of our taxes. My best guess is if L.E.A.P. is adopted, educational bureaucracy will grow, taxes will grow, parental choice will not be much different and educational outcomes will not change much at all.

2. Eroding the Second Amendment:

As a part of my analysis of the 2021 session, here is my first report on the bills passed in a specific subject area.

HB-1106 – Lock up firearms, Signed by Governor

HB-1255– Essentially gun registration for anyone who has a protection order issued against them

HB-1298 – More regulations for firearms transfers, Passed  Signed by Governor

HB-1299 – Create Office of Gun Violence Prevention, Signed by Governor

SB-078 – Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state, Signed by governor

SB-256 – Allow counties and cities to ban concealed carry rights, Signed by Governor

 

In addition to the red flag law, passed in 2019, this year five bills became law that together, significantly eroded our second amendment rights, which is in direct contradiction of the Colorado Constitution:

“Article II, Section 13. Right to bear arms. The right of no person to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall be called in question; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to justify the practice of carrying concealed weapons.”

1106 requires all homeowners who have juveniles in their homes to lock up their firearms. This law disarms these homeowners or makes them criminals for ignoring this new, unconstitutional (see article II, section 13 of the  Colorado Constitution), oppressive law.

1255 is one more link in the gun control world. Protective orders are import tools for cases of domestic abuse, but this is not something a judge has to order, it is an automatic registration of all firearms for all protection orders.

1298 makes gun transfers more difficult and time consuming. It also adds to the list reasons one could fail the background check. This is not the biggest issue, but it further complicates buying a gun.

1299 establishes the office of gun violence prevention, an office that will dream up more gun control measures.

78 puts a reporting burden on anyone who lost their  gun, either from a theft or misplacement. It is just one more step toward full gun control. The government assumes they are the masters of every privately owned gun.

256 is a big deal. It repeals the law we created in 2003 that prohibited local governments from undercutting Colorado’s concealed carry laws.  Now individual jurisdictions can make their own rules for concealed carry policies. It will create a patchwork of laws governing concealed carrying in Colorado. You can be in full compliance with the law in one county and completely illegal in the next county. As the rest of the country moves toward more relaxed gun laws, Colorado marches in the opposite direction.

The legislature and governor continue to whittle away our Second Amendment rights and Colorado is becoming a much more dangerous state. Dangerous for the citizen wanting to defend his family and dangerous for the gun owner wanting to legally own, store and use their firearms.

The vast majority of guns in Colorado are kept for defense. Removing and locking up those guns makes it more dangerous for all of us.

3. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join our online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. We usually have 60-80 people from across the state attend our Republican Breakfast Club meeting on Zoom.

Time: June 28, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

June 19, 2021

1. What is the Colorado Secretary of State Hiding From the People of Colorado?

2. Western Conservative Summit Ends Today – Watch Online

3. 2021 Session Wrap-Up Report Will Take Some Time to Unravel…

4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting 

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1. What is the Colorado Secretary of State Hiding From the People of Colorado?

On June 17 the Colorado secretary of state issued an emergency rule prohibiting any third party from having any access to all voting equipment in Colorado. My first question was, by what authority does she have the power to withhold Colorado citizens from examining the equipment (controled by each county clerk) that counts their votes in elections? Because she is attempting to make this rule, it is quite obvious that Colorado law does not currently prohibit such scrutiny by citizens and third party experts. 

She cites a section of the law as her authority to issue this emergency order, but it is only a general statement on how any department can establish rules. Bear in mind that the only purpose for such rule making authority is to enforce current law, as established by the legislature, not create new law out of thin air. In this case the secretary of state is trying to make up law on her own.

Such secrecy and dictatorial action causes me to think she might know there are some things about our election systems and equipment which she wants to hide from the citizens of Colorado. If this was not the case I would expect her to welcome outside scrutiny. Many citizens are currently asking serious questions about the integrity of Colorado’s voting system and they deserve honest answers, not a coverup

This emergency order can be found at: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/rule_making/files/2021/20210617ElectionsNoticeTempAdoption.pdf

 

2. Western Conservative Summit Ends Today – Watch Online

The Western Conservative Summit will be concluding today (June 19) and is still open for viewing online until it ends in mid-afternoon. For many years this has been the premier event for conservatives in the Rocky Mountain region and I highly recommend checking it out. For more information go to:  https://centennial.ccu.edu/western-conservative-summit.

 

3. 2021 Session Wrap-Up Report Will Take Some Time to Unravel…

Last week I reported on the final results of the 2021 legislative session (details can be found in last weeks report). I concluded with a brief analysis stating that the majority party attacked the Second Amendment, expanded Colorado’s sanctuary policies for illegal aliens, further diminished the integrity of Colorado’s election system, promoted abortions, increased fees (taxes), defied TABOR, supported climate alarmist policies, rapidly increased spending, and increased government dominance in medical systems.

In the coming weeks I will be going deeper into how these dozens of new laws will affect our everyday lives here in Colorado.


3. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join our online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. We usually have 60-80 people from across the state attend our Republican Breakfast Club meeting on Zoom.

Time: June 21, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

June 12, 2021

1. The End of the Longest Session in Decades

2. Western Conservative Summit, June 18-19

3.  Absolutely 9-0

4. 623 Bills in 2021

5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting 

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1. The End of the Longest Session in Decades

Because the governor continues to hold Colorado hostage with his executive orders declaring the state to be in an emergency (for the past 16 months) the legislature has been allowed to ignore the constitutional limitation of  a  120 calendar day regular session. This constitutional limitation went into effect decades ago, but, thanks to a state supreme court that can’t seem to understand the clear meaning of the constitutution this year the session went about a month longer. Additionally, the radical policies adopted have rivaled the intensity of the 2019 and 2020 sessions. The best that can be said is it is finally over and no more damage can be done.

Unfortunately far too much damage has already been done to our liberties and prosperity. Over the next several weeks I will review many of the details of the 623 bills introduced, of which most are now law, or will soon become law for the people of Colorado. Most of that information, in brief, can be found in the list below of the best and worst bills I have identified for 2021.

As a small snapshot, the major areas that have been addressed include attacks on the Second Amendment, expanding Colorado’s sanctuary policies for illegal aliens, further diminishing the integrity of Colorado’s election system, promoting abortions, increasing fees (taxes), ignoring TABOR, expanding climate alarmist policies, rapidly increasing spending, and increasing government dominance in medical systems.

2. Western Conservative Summit, June 18-19

This year the Western Conservative Summit will be available in person and online. In person attendance is limited by strict hotel requirements, but the online will be available, without cost to everyone. For many years this has been the premier event for conservatives in the Rocky Mountain region and I highly recommend the Summit to all. For more information go to:  https://centennial.ccu.edu/western-conservative-summit.

3.  Absolutely 9-0

As a part of his video series on election integrity, Mike Lindell recently released Absolutely 9-0 . This video explores internet data that points to a massive cyber attack from China. While all of the details of such an attack are not explained, the contention of the expert interviewed insists the evidence is irrefutable. For all who want to know what happened in the 2020 election this is an essential element to consider.

The title comes from the potential scenario that if the Supreme Court would look at all of the evidence, they would unanimously conclude that the 2020 Presidential election (and many more down-ticket elections) were clearly stolen.

The link to the video is: https://home.frankspeech.com/tv/video/mike-lindell-presents-absolutely-9-0.html


3.  623 Bills in 2021

623 bills were introduced in the 2021 session, which they wrapped up on Wednesday.

All the bills are consequential in some way, but these are 75 that I consider most important. The bill number is also a link to the bill itself.  Please use these links to study the legislation as you need.

The last action on the bill is listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote. I expect next week’s report will be the end of session report.

Good Bills

HB-1017 – Protect human life from conception. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1036 – Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 – Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 – Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Signed by governor

HB-1049 – Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 – Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy Signed by Governor

HB-1053 – Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1059 – Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction  Signed by Governor

HB-1062 – Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 – Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 – Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 – Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 – Voter proof of citizenship requirement Killed in Committee

HB-1088 – Audit voter registration system Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1098 – Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
– Advisory committee on elections and Information technology Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1176 – Advisory commission to study auditing the election process Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1183 – Registration of induced abortions, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1185 – Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 – Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1197 – Income tax reduction for some taxpayers, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1202 – Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19, Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-007 – Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 – Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act, Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-226 – Increase the general fund reserve Signed by governor

SB-227 – Creating the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund, finally actual cash will be put into the TABOR required emergency fund, Signed by governor

SB-265 – Transfer $124 million to state highway fund, Passed House 

Bad Bills

HJR-006 – Removing Colorado’s call for an amendment to force Congress to balance it’s budget Passed House and Senate

HB-1071 – Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed House and Senate 

HB-1075 – Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Signed by Governor

HB-1097 – Establish behavioral health administration Signed by Governor

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. Signed by governor

HB-1106 – Lock up firearms Signed by Governor

HB-1108 – Increase regulations for “discrimination”  against gender identity expression, Signed by governor

HB-1121 – Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Sent to governor

HB-1135– Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries Killed in Committee

HB-1194– Creating an immigrant legal defense fund Passed House and Senate

HB-1162 – Bans plastic bags, Passed House and Senate

HB-1232– Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing Passed House and Senate

HB-1242 – Create the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office, Passed House and Senate

HB-1246– Divest all PERA investments in fossil fuel companies Killed in committee

HB-1295 – Anti-charter schools. gives local school boards greater chance to close charters, Killed in House Ed committee

HB-1298 – More regulations for firearms transfers, Passed  House and Senate

HB-1299 – Create Office of Gun Violence Prevention, Passed House and  Senate

HB-1303 – Global Warming Potential for Public Project Materials, Passed House and Senate

HB-1311 – Title is “income tax” This looks and smells like tax increases, without a vote of the people, Passed House and Senate 

HB-1325 – Study School Finance Formula, Passed House and Senate

SB-009 – Reproductive health care program, Passed House, PLV

SB-016 – Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood), Passed House, PLV

SB-025 – Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid, Passed House and Senate

SB-070 – Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed, Signed by governor

SB-072-Create extra layer of electric utility bureaucracy, require union contractors, and expand eminent domain powers, Passed House and Senate

SB-077 – Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state, Signed by governor

SB-078 – Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state, Signed by governor

SB-087 – Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed House and Senate

SB-116– Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools, Passed House and Senate

SB-120– Open captioning requirement for all theaters Killed in committee

SB-132– Digital Communications Regulations Killed in House committee

SB-135– Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Signed by governor

SB-173– More rental regulations and higher costs for rent, Passed House and Senate

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado. For more information click here. Killed in House committee

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function. Killed in committee

SB-188 -Allow ballots to be returned electronically if the voter has a disability Signed by governor

SB-194 -Concerning policies for births which includes extending  for 12 months after birth “presumptive eligibility” for Medicaid (meaning illegals aliens are given Medicaid funding for an additional 12 months). Passed House and Senate

SB-199 -Repealing laws which require evidence for lawful presence for receiving public assistance from the state Passed House and Senate

SB-200 – Increase CO2 reduction mandates, again, died on Senate calendar

SB-205 – The Long Bill, increasing the general fund over 21% for next year. Signed by governor

SB-238 – Create a Front Range Rail Taxing District (subject to a vote to approve the new taxes), Passed House and Senate

SB-243 – Appropriate $21 million for three years for public health. What? The current general assembly is telling the next general assembly what they will be spending? Probably unconstitutional, but they will probably pass it anyway, Passed House and Senate

SB-246 – A union sweetheart deal that makes electric utility customers pay the bill. Passed House and Senate

SB-250 – 82 pages of election changes. 16 year olds voting in party caucuses, no ID required for petition circulators and a lot more. Passed House and Senate

SB-256 – Allow counties and cities to ban concealed carry rights. Passed House, and Senate

SB-260 – Radical Transportation Plan. billions in taxes that ignores TABOR’s vote of the people, Sent to governor

SB-264 – Reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions for utilities, Passed House and Senate

SB-293-Reclassifies real estate property, which looks like an underhanded way of undercutting an anticipated citizen’s initiative on property tax, Passed House and Senate


3. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. We usually have 60-80 people attend our Republican Breakfast Club meeting on Zoom.

Time: June 14, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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June 5, 2021

1. $90 Million for an Interim Study Committee?

2. Contact the Redistricting Commissions Today

3. 2020 Election Questions Still Loom Large

4. 623 Bills for 2021

5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting 

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1. $90 Million for an Interim Study Committee?

HB-1325, introduced late last week, sets up a legislative committee to study the school finance act. I am familiar with government overkill, but this one goes way over the top. Sure, the governor thinks it is nothing to create a lottery to give away $5 million in a lottery promoting vaccines, but this bill even tops that for government waste of taxpayer dollars. This bill sets up an interim committee to study school finance and it authorizes the committee to spend $90 million dollars from the education fund. I couldn’t believe it when I first read it, but on page six of the latest version of the bill,  it says it will take $90 Million.

The bill does specify that these funds are to be appropriated by the legislature before the checks can be cut, but to point blank say it will take $90 million to implement the changes is giving this committee the expectation that that kind of money must be spent to put in place their new system. I can see the “consultants” hovering over this big pot of cash already, contriving how they can get a piece of this big, fat pie.

This has to be the best example of what’s wrong with school finance in Colorado. Hang on to your pocket book as this bill is already through the House and heading to the Senate. And you can bet the answer will be that you and I are not paying enough taxes…

2. Contact the Redistricting Commissions Today

The opportunity is brief, so I am repeating essentially what I wrote last week.

There is a new system in place to draw the districts for the legislature and the Congressional districts through appointed commissions. 

Right now you can give your opinion to the commissions (one for state legislative districts and one for the congressional districts). We need conservative voices in this process. Click here (https://redistricting.colorado.gov/public_comments/new) to let your voice be heard.

Of particular concern for Larimer County is to keep as many of our state legislative districts exclusive to Larimer County. If the state legislative district commission divides the house and/or senate districts between Larimer and Boulder counties it will divide those districts between two very different communities of interest. That could result in even further reducing conservative voices at the Capitol. 

For those in other parts of the state this same argument needs to be made, as is appropriate for your area. In any event, please engage in this process and tell them what you think!

3. 2020 Election Questions Still Loom Large

Most people I know share my concern that the 2020 election was corrupted by far too many bad actors. I don’t report on this every week, but I am working on it a great deal of the time, and so are many other concerned citizens from across the state. Recently several of us held a Zoom call to better understand what we know and what is being done about it.

Here is the link to a recording of that call: It was a  long meeting, but I encourage you to check it out: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/T-oo3D6dJU0n1q-o7QPthA8ZM4tkmRFpjlr_fvILVteOwurDg8-pPIJ8n-9E5AF5.JCvE9muXqnC0Ugmp
 Passcode: 6PKEx^9i

3.  623 Bills for 2021

623 bills have been introduced in the 2021 session, and the session continues to drag on. Next week they must stop, but as of this writing many bills are still in the process.

All the bills are consequential in some way, but these are 73 that I consider most important. The bill number is also a link to the bill itself, which I recommend you study to learn more about these pieces of legislation, their amendments and their progress through the system.

The last action on the bill is listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote. I expect next week’s report will be the end of session report.

Good Bills

HB-1017 – Protect human life from conception. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1036 – Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 – Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 – Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Signed by governor

HB-1049 – Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 – Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy Signed by Governor

HB-1053 – Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1059 – Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction  Sent to Governor

HB-1062 – Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 – Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 – Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 – Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 – Voter proof of citizenship requirement Killed in Committee

HB-1088 – Audit voter registration system Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1098 – Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
– Advisory committee on elections and Information technology Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1176 – Advisory commission to study auditing the election process Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1183 – Registration of induced abortions, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1185 – Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 – Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1197 – Income tax reduction for some taxpayers, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1202 – Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19, Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-007 – Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 – Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act, Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-226 – Increase the general fund reserve Signed by governor

SB-227 – Creating the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund, finally actual cash will be put into the TABOR required emergency fund , Signed by governor

SB-265 – Transfer $124 million to state highway fund, Passed House 

Bad Bills

HJR-006 – Removing Colorado’s call for an amendment to force Congress to balance it’s budget Passed House and Senate

HB-1071 – Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed Senate second reading

HB-1075 – Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Signed by Governor

HB-1097 – Establish behavioral health administration Signed by Governor

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. Signed by governor

HB-1106 – Lock up firearms Signed by Governor

HB-1108 – Increase regulations for “discrimination”  against gender identity expression, Signed by governor

HB-1121 – Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed Senate, PLV 

HB-1135– Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries Killed in Committee

HB-1194– Creating an immigrant legal defense fund Passed Senate, PLV 

HB-1162 – Bans plastic bags, Passed Senate, PLV 

HB-1232– Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing Passed Senate, PLV

HB-1242 – Create the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office, Passed Senate

HB-1246– Divest all PERA investments in fossil fuel companies Killed in committee

HB-1295 – Anti-charter schools. gives local school boards greater chance to close charters, Killed in House Ed committee

HB-1298 – More regulations for firearms transfers, Passed Senate, PLV

HB-1299 – Create Office of Gun Violence Prevention, Passed Senate, PLV 

HB-1303 – Global Warming Potential for Public Project Materials, Passed Senate

HB-1311 – Title is “income tax” This looks and smells like tax increases, without a vote of the people, Passed Senate committee, PLV

HB-1325 – Study School Finance Formula, Passed House

SB-009 – Reproductive health care program, Passed House, PLV

SB-016 – Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood), Passed House, PLV

SB-025 – Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid, Passed House, PLV

SB-070 – Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed, Signed by governor

SB-077 – Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state, Signed by governor

SB-078 – Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state, Signed by governor

SB-087 – Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed House committee, PLV

 SB-116– Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools, Passed House, PLV

SB-120– Open captioning requirement for all theaters Killed in committee

SB-132– Digital Communications Regulations Killed in House committee

SB-135– Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Signed by governor

SB-173– More rental regulations and higher costs for rent, Passed House, PLV

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado. For more information click here. Passed Senate

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function. Killed in committee

SB-188 -Allow ballots to be returned electronically if the voter has a disability Signed by governor

SB-194 -Concerning policies for births which includes extending  for 12 months after birth “presumptive eligibility” for Medicaid (meaning illegals aliens are given Medicaid funding for an additional 12 months). Passed House, PLV

SB-199 -Repealing laws which require evidence for lawful presence for receiving public assistance from the state Passed House second reading

SB-200 – Increase CO2 reduction mandates, again, Passed second committee, PLV

SB-205 – The Long Bill, increasing the general fund over 21% for next year. Signed by governor

SB-238 – Create a Front Range Rail Taxing District (subject to a vote to approve the new taxes), Passed House

SB-243 – Appropriate $21 million for three years for public health. What? The current general assembly is telling the next general assembly what they will be spending? Probably unconstitutional, but they will probably pass it anyway, Passed House second reading

SB-246 – A union sweetheart deal that makes electric utility customers pay the bill. Passed House committee, PLV

SB-250 – 82 pages of election changes. 16 year olds voting in party caucuses, no ID required for petition circulators and a lot more. Passed House, PLV

SB-256 – Allow counties and cities to ban concealed carry rights. Passed House, PLV

SB-260 – Radical Transportation Plan. billions in taxes that ignores TABOR’s vote of the people, Passed House, PLV

SB-264 – Reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions for utilities, Passed Senate


3. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. We usually have 60-80 people attend our Republican Breakfast Club meeting on Zoom.

Time: June 7, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
Passcode: 080465
One tap mobile
+16699009128,,89449609831#,,,,*080465# US (San Jose)
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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May 29, 2021

1. Good News First: HB-1295 is Killed in Committee

2. Now is the Time to Contact the Redistricting Commissions

3. 611 Bills for 2021

4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting Will Not Meet on Memorial Day

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1. Good News First: HB-1295 is Killed in Committee

This has been a rugged session for liberty loving citizens, with dozens of bad bills flying through the legislature (more details in story #3). However, I start this report with one bright spot.

HB-1295 was designed to restrict the ability of  charter schools to appeal decisions of their school district boards to deny granting a charter for a charter school. After much push back the House Education committee killed the bill.

At least one political bullet has been dodged, for at least this one year.

2. Now is the Time to Contact the Redistricting Commissions

In this year of redistricting there is a new system in place to draw the new districts for the legislature and the Congressional districts through appointed commissions. And, to further complicate the situation, the Census data will not even be ready until sometime in the fall. The final lines for the new districts will not be known until very late in the year, just weeks before the 2022 election season begins.

Right now you can give your opinion to the commissions (one for state districts and one for the federal districts). We need conservative voices in the process. Click here (https://redistricting.colorado.gov/public_comments/new) to let your voice be heard. Of particular concern for Larimer County is to keep as many of our state legislative districts exclusive to Larimer County. If the state legislative district commission divides the house and/or senate districts between Larimer and Boulder counties it will divide those districts between two very different communities of interest. That could result in even further reducing conservative voices at the Capitol. 

For those in other parts of the state this same argument needs to be made, as is appropriate for your area. In any event, please engage in this process and tell them what you think!

3.  611 Bills for 2021

611 bills have been introduced in the 2021 session. On Thursday the majority party announced they are beginning the final three days of the session, which puts in place special procedural rules for these final days.. This also means that no more bills are expected to be introduced. A preliminary analysis of my good bill and bad bill lists looks like 78% of the good bills will probably be defeated and 87% of the bad bills will probably become law. Unfortunately this is what we have come to expect under Polis’ rule.

All the bills are consequential in some way, but these are 72 that I consider most important. The bill number is also a link to the bill itself, which I recommend you study to learn more about these pieces of legislation, their amendments and progress through the system.

The last action on the bill is listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote. I expect next week’s report will be the end of session report.

Good Bills

HB-1017 – Protect human life from conception. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1036 – Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 – Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 – Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Signed by governor

HB-1049 – Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 – Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy Signed by Governor

HB-1053 – Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1059 – Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction  Sent to Governor

HB-1062 – Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 – Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 – Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 – Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 – Voter proof of citizenship requirement Killed in Committee

HB-1088 – Audit voter registration system Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1098 – Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
– Advisory committee on elections and Information technology Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1176 – Advisory commission to study auditing the election process Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1183 – Registration of induced abortions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1185 – Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 – Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1197 – Income tax reduction for some taxpayers Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1202 – Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19 Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-007 – Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 – Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-226 – Increase the general fund reserve Signed by governor

SB-227 – Creating the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund, finally actual cash will be put into the TABOR required emergency fund Signed by governor

SB-265 – Transfer $124 million to state highway fund, Passed Senate 

Bad Bills

HJR-006 – Removing Colorado’s call for an amendment to force Congress to balance it’s budget Passed House and Senate

HB-1071 – Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed Senate second reading

HB-1075 – Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Signed by Governor

HB-1097 – Establish behavioral health administration Signed by Governor

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. Signed by governor

HB-1106 – Lock up firearms Signed by Governor

HB-1108 – Increase regulations for “discrimination”  against gender identity expression, Signed by governor

HB-1121 – Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed Senate 

HB-1135– Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries Killed in Committee

HB-1194– Creating an immigrant legal defense fund Passed Senate committee

HB-1162 – Bans plastic bags Senate committee, PLV

HB-1232– Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing Passed Senate, PLV

HB-1242 – Create the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office Passed Senate

HB-1246– Divest all PERA investments in fossil fuel companies Killed in committee

HB-1295 – Anti-charter schools. gives local school boards greater chance to close charters, Killed in House Ed committee

HB-1298 – More regulations for firearms transfers Passed Senate, PLV

HB-1299 – Create Office of Gun Violence Prevention, Passed Senate second reading

HB-1303 – Global Warming Potential for Public Project Materials Passed Senate second reading

HB-1311 – Title is “income tax” This looks and smells like tax increases, without a vote of the people, Passed Senate committee, PLV

SB-009 – Reproductive health care program Passed House committee, PLV

SB-016 – Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood) Passed House committee, PLV

SB-025 – Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid Passed House committee, PLV

SB-070 – Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed Signed by governor

SB-077 – Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state Signed by governor

SB-078 – Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state Signed by governor

SB-087 – Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed Senate, PLV

 SB-116– Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools Passed House committee, PLV

SB-120– Open captioning requirement for all theaters Killed in committee

SB-132– Digital Communications Regulations Killed in House committee

SB-135– Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Signed by governor

SB-173– More rental regulations and higher costs for rent  Passed House committee, PLV

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado. For more information click here. Passed Senate

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function. Killed in committee

SB-188 -Allow ballots to be returned electronically if the voter has a disability Signed by governor

SB-194 -Concerning policies for births which includes extending  for 12 months after birth “presumptive eligibility” for Medicaid (meaning illegals aliens are given Medicaid funding for an additional 12 months). Passed Senate

SB-199 -Repealing laws which require evidence for lawful presence for receiving public assistance from the state Passed House committee, PLV

SB-200 – Increase CO2 reduction mandates, again. Passed second committee, PLV

SB-205 – The Long Bill, increasing the general fund over 21% for next year. Signed by governor

SB-238 – Create a Front Range Rail Taxing District (subject to a vote to approve the new taxes) Passed House committee, PLV

SB-243 – Appropriate $21 million for three years for public health. What? The current general assembly is telling the next general assembly what they will be spending? Probably unconstitutional, but they will probably pass it anyway. Passed Senate

SB-246 – A union sweetheart deal that makes electric utility customers pay the bill. Passed House committee, PLV

SB-250 – 82 pages of election changes. 16 year olds voting in party caucuses, no ID required for petition circulators and a lot more. Passed House second reading

SB-256 – Allow counties and cities to ban concealed carry rights. Passed House committee, PLV

SB-260 – Radical Transportation Plan. billions in taxes that ignores TABOR’s vote of the people, Passed House second reading 

SB-264 – Reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions for utilities Passed Senate committee, PLV


4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting Will Not Meet on Memorial Day

There will not be a Monday morning Zoom meeting on May 31.  As is our custom, we will m=not meet on Memorial Day. 


For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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May 22, 2021

1. Really Bad Bills in 2021

2. 571 Bills and Still Counting

3. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

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1. Really Bad Bills in 2021

The 2021 session must end in a little less than three weeks and it is time to start to look at the session as a whole. What have they accomplished? Has it been an extraordinary year in any way? What major topics has this legislature covered?

In 2019, the first year of Polis’ governorship, I didn’t think it could get worse, the legislature passed dozens of bills that limited our freedoms and put this state on a path toward economic disaster.  Then 2020 reared it’s ugly head and we saw the governor rule by executive order and the legislature let him have that authority and power unchecked (we are still under his “declared emergency”). The legislature’s ideas were bad, but the governor started churning out dozens of orders as if he were a monarch. For a detailed view of the 2019 and 2020 year check out the  book I helped to put together, UNMASKED2020: Colorado’s Radical Left turn and a warning to America.

In 2021 the ruling party has not let up the gas at all, and neither has the governor. They are all still rushing on with their radical left policies. Everywhere we look at this year’s agenda it is breathtaking, fundamental-transformation of our state.

Second Amendment rights have been severely curtailed with several bills headed to the law books. HB-1106 is a good example. The so called safe storage bill will either disarm all citizens who own a firearm, or turn them into criminals who ignore this outrageous command from our government.

Colorado is fast becoming a haven for illegal aliens. I’m sorry, the term is now:  “worker without authorization,” according to the 2021 legislature (HB-1075). SB-77 will allow illegal aliens to obtain licenses and certifications from the state of Colorado. The bill’s summary says it best: “The bill also specifies that lawful presence is not required of any applicant for any state or local license, certificate, or registration.”

This year transportation and taxes have come to mean something very different than just a few years ago. Transportation is not roads and bridges, it is anything designed to get you out of your car and dependent on public transit (SB-260). To blatantly ignore the plain reading of our state constitution, SB-260 now calls taxes fees and, simply to avoid a vote of the people, one new enterprise suddenly becomes five new mini-enterprises.

Transportation is also just another way to pull their global warming crisis card. One should think that after a quarter century of hearing people cry wolf (or maybe in this case it would be a partially melted snowflake). Several bills have been introduced that continue to feed from the line that our breath (and cow flatulence) are about to destroy us all. I don’t buy it, but I do believe this irrational response to their unproven theory is on the brink of creating a social and economic breakdown in our culture.

When it comes to the medical industry, the “public option” is the buzz word that shows how extreme the left has become (HB-1324). They want to take over the medical industry because it is about control and the medical world is too big a chunk of our world to pass up.

I could go on about shutting down our electric utilities while putting everyone in electric cars, fully funding Planned Parenthood through medical insurance companies,  changing election laws while killing election bills that would have brought back election integrity, and banning plastic bags, but I am sure you get my point. The left is out of control and WE the People need to get back into the driver’s seat.

For more information start with the information listed below and join us on the Monday morning call, listed in the third article in this report.

2. Colorado’s 2021 Session  – 609 Bills and Still Counting

We now have 609 bills introduced in the 2021 session. All the bills are consequential in some way, but I have identified 72 that I consider most important. Here are my lists of bills to watch.  I only give a very brief description of what I consider significant for the bill. Often the legislation contains much more which I do not describe. The bill number is also a link to the bill itself, which I recommend you study to learn more about the legislation, it’s amendments and progress through the system.

With so many to look after, I separated the good bills from the bad bills. The last action on the bill is listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote.

Good Bills

HB-1017 – Protect human life from conception. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1036 – Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 – Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 – Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Signed by governor

HB-1049 – Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 – Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy Signed by Governor

HB-1053 – Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1059 – Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction  Sent to Governor

HB-1062 – Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 – Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 – Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 – Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 – Voter proof of citizenship requirement Killed in Committee

HB-1088 – Audit voter registration system Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1098 – Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
– Advisory committee on elections and Information technology Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1176 – Advisory commission to study auditing the election process Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1183 – Registration of induced abortions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1185 – Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 – Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1197 – Income tax reduction for some taxpayers Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1202 – Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19 Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-007 – Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 – Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-226 – Increase the general fund reserve Signed by governor

SB-227 – Creating the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund, finally actual cash will be put into the TABOR required emergency fund Signed by governor

SB-265 – Transfer $124 million to state highway fund, Passed Senate 

Bad Bills

HJR-006 – Removing Colorado’s call for an amendment to force Congress to balance it’s budget Signed by governor

HB-1071 – Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed Senate committee, PLV

HB-1075 – Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Signed by Governor

HB-1097 – Establish behavioral health administration Signed by Governor

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. Sent to governor

HB-1106 – Lock up firearms Signed by Governor

HB-1108 – Increase regulations for “discrimination”  against gender identity expression, Signed by governor

HB-1121 – Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed Senate 

HB-1135– Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries Killed in Committee

HB-1194– Creating an immigrant legal defense fund Passed Senate committee

HB-1162 – Bans plastic bags Passed House, PLV

HB-1232– Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing Passed Senate committee, PLV

HB-1242 – Create the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office Passed Senate second reading

HB-1246– Divest all PERA investments in fossil fuel companies Killed in committee

HB-1295 – Anti-charter schools. gives local school boards greater chance to close charters

HB-1298 – More regulations for firearms transfers Passed House second reading

HB-1299 – Create Office of Gun Violence Prevention, Passed House, PLV

HB-1303 – Global Warming Potential for Public Project Materials Passed House committee, PLV

HB-1311 – Title is “income tax” This looks and smells like tax increases, without a vote of the people, Passed House committee, PLV

SB-009 – Reproductive health care program Passed Senate

SB-016 – Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood) Passed Senate

SB-025 – Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid Passed Senate

SB-070 – Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed Signed by governor

SB-077 – Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state Sent to governor

SB-078 – Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state Signed by governor

SB-087 – Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed Senate, PLV

 SB-116– Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools Passed House committee, PLV

SB-120– Open captioning requirement for all theaters Killed in committee

SB-132– Digital Communications Regulations Killed in House committee

SB-135– Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Signed by governor

SB-173– More rental regulations and higher costs for rent  Passed House committee, PLV

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado. For more information click here. Passed first committee, PLV

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function. Killed in committee

SB-188 -Allow ballots to be returned electronically if the voter has a disability Sent to governor

SB-194 -Concerning policies for births which includes extending  for 12 months after birth “presumptive eligibility” for Medicaid (meaning illegals aliens are given Medicaid funding for an additional 12 months). Passed Senate

SB-199 -Repealing laws which require evidence for lawful presence for receiving public assistance from the state Passed Senate, PLV

SB-200 – Increase CO2 reduction mandates, again. Passed second committee, PLV

SB-205 – The Long Bill, increasing the general fund over 21% for next year. Signed by governor

SB-238 – Create a Front Range Rail Taxing District (subject to a vote to approve the new taxes) Passed Senate

SB-243 – Appropriate $21 million for three years for public health. What? The current general assembly is telling the next general assembly what they will be spending? Probably unconstitutional, but they will probably pass it anyway. Passed Senate

SB-246 – A union sweetheart deal that makes electric utility customers pay the bill. Passed Senate

SB-250 – 82 pages of election changes. 16 year olds voting in party caucuses, no ID required for petition circulators and a lot more. Passed House committee, PLV

SB-256 – Allow counties and cities to ban concealed carry rights. Passed Senate, PLV

SB-260 – Radical Transportation Plan. billions in taxes that ignores TABOR’s vote of the people, Passed Senate 

SB-264 – Reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions for utilities Passed Senate second reading


3. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. We usually have 60-80 people attend our Republican Breakfast Club meeting on Zoom.

Time: May 24, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
Passcode: 080465
One tap mobile
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For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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May 15, 2021

1. New Videos of RSCC Election Hearing Have Been Added
 
2. Radical Transportation Bill Passes Senate Second Reading

3. Public Health and Politics

4. Colorado’s 2021 Session – 571 Bills and Still Counting

5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

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1. New Videos of RSCC Election Hearing Have Been Added

The hearing, conducted by the RSCC, which raised serious concerns about election systems in Colorado and other states is now available online in several forms. The idea that Colorado is the “gold standard” for election systems was thoroughly de-bunked. 

The first half of the hearing can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlPmEsDKs00.
The second half is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeA4zy4n9dY.  

The entire hearing was about three hours long, which is a very long video, so I also broke it down to half-hour programs of the four major presentations and a 15 minute reel of highlight clips shown in the above graphic. Everyone in Colorado needs to know about the concerns there are for the integrity of our voting systems. Please pass this on to anyone who may not have carefully considered these troubling facts.

Dr. Eastman – https://youtu.be/k7n27jZFKRw

Dr. Frank – https://youtu.be/DvcPNuo8uN8

Shawn Smith – https://youtu.be/26_uLCmmSCY

Haugh and Smith – https://youtu.be/GAr-u7nir_4

There is a lot of information packed into these videos that will take some effort to digest, but I urge everyone to spend some serious time checking this out and please pass this around to others. There is still much to be done to get to the bottom of how accurate and reliable Colorado’s voting system are, but for a current update of what we know so far, this hearing provided the best information available.

2. Radical Transportation Bill Passes Senate Second Reading

This week SB-260, with over over 50 sections of illegal tax increases and a complete remake of the transportation system in Colorado passed the Senate second reading. It ignores the fundamental principle of The Tax Payer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) by deceptively creating billions of dollars of new taxes on just about everything that moves and deftly skips around the constitutional requirement for a vote of the people on major new “enterprises” by breaking it into several smaller entities. To play this legal jujitsu they are calling the new taxes “fees.”

This bill creates a tax on everything delivered with a vehicle, a new tax on ride sharing, new taxes on owning vehicles, it starts the process of putting in place a tax on miles driven, it increases taxes on fuel at the pump, etc… See last week’s Lundberg Report for more details on SB-160.

Don’t be fooled by this new transportation bill. It is not intended to put you on smoother, less clogged roads. It is meant to get you out of your car (which they will replace with an electric scooter) and into a bus or waiting in line for a train that will probably never be built.

3. Public Health and Politics

As we continue to plod through an endless path of public health emergency declarations it is way past time to put public health back into its proper place. Public health has an important role to inform our elected officials with good science and good counsel. But it has become too political and way too powerful.

I recently came across an excellent analysis of how science been corrupted by the politics of a pandemic and I recommend it to anyone willing to spend the time to seriously look at this situationhttps://unherd.com/2021/05/how-science-has-been-corrupted/


4. Colorado’s 2021 Session  – 571 Bills and Still Counting

We now have 587 bills introduced in the 2021 session. All the bills are consequential in some way, but I have identified 72 that I consider most important. Here are my lists of bills to watch.  I only give a very brief description of what I consider significant for the bill. Often the legislation contains much more which I do not describe. The bill number is also a link to the bill itself, which I recommend you study to learn more about the legislation, it’s amendments and progress through the system.

With so many to look after, I separated the good bills from the bad bills. The last action on the bill is listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote.

Good Bills

HB-1017 – Protect human life from conception. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1036 – Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 – Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 – Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Signed by governor

HB-1049 – Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 – Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy Signed by Governor

HB-1053 – Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1059 – Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction  Passed Senate

HB-1062 – Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 – Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 – Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 – Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 – Voter proof of citizenship requirement Killed in Committee

HB-1088 – Audit voter registration system Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1098 – Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
– Advisory committee on elections and Information technology Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1176 – Advisory commission to study auditing the election process Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1183 – Registration of induced abortions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1185 – Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 – Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status, Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1197 – Income tax reduction for some taxpayers Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1202 – Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19 Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-007 – Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 – Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-226 – Increase the general fund reserve Sent to governor

SB-227 – Creating the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund, finally actual cash will be put into the TABOR required emergency fund Signed by governor

SB-265 – Transfer $124 million to state highway fund, Passed Senate second reading 

Bad Bills

HJR-006 – Removing Colorado’s call for an amendment to force Congress to balance it’s budget Signed by governor

HB-1071 – Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed Senate committee, PLV

HB-1075 – Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Signed by Governor

HB-1097 – Establish behavioral health administration Signed by Governor

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. Passed by House and Senate

HB-1106 – Lock up firearms Signed by Governor

HB-1108 – Increase regulations for “discrimination”  against gender identity expression, Sent to governor

HB-1121 – Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed Senate committee

HB-1135– Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries Killed in Committee

HB-1194– Creating an immigrant legal defense fund Passed first committee

HB-1162 – Bans plastic bags Passed House, PLV

HB-1232– Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing Passed House, PLV

HB-1242 – Create the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office Passed Senate Committee

HB-1246– Divest all PERA investments in fossil fuel companies Killed in committee

HB-1295 – Anti-charter schools. gives local school boards greater chance to close charters

HB-1298 – More regulations for firearms transfers Passed House second reading

HB-1299 – Create Office of Gun Violence Prevention, Passed House second reading

HB-1303 – Global Warming Potential for Public Project Materials

HB-1311 – Title is “income tax” This looks and smells like tax increases, without a vote of the people

SB-009 – Reproductive health care program Passed Senate

SB-016 – Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood) Passed Senate

SB-025 – Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid Passed Senate

SB-070 – Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed Signed by governor

SB-077 – Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state Passed House and Senate

SB-078 – Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state Signed by governor

SB-087 – Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed in Committee, PLV

 SB-116– Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools Passed Senate third reading

SB-120– Open captioning requirement for all theaters Killed in committee

SB-132– Digital Communications Regulations Killed in House committee

SB-135– Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Sent to governor

SB-173– More rental regulations and higher costs for rent  Passed Senate, PLV

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado. For more information click here. Passed first committee, PLV

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function. Killed in committee

SB-188 -Allow ballots to be returned electronically if the voter has a disability Sent to governor

SB-194 -Concerning policies for births which includes extending  for 12 months after birth “presumptive eligibility” for Medicaid (meaning illegals aliens are given Medicaid funding for an additional 12 months). Passed Senate

SB-199 -Repealing laws which require evidence for lawful presence for receiving public assistance from the state Passed committee, PLV

SB-200 – Increase CO2 reduction mandates, again. Passed second committee, PLV

SB-205 – The Long Bill, increasing the general fund over 21% for next year. Sent to governor

SB-238 – Create a Front Range Rail Taxing District (subject to a vote to approve the new taxes) Passed Senate

SB-243 – Appropriate $21 million for three years for public health. What? The current general assembly is telling the next general assembly what they will be spending? Probably unconstitutional, but they will probably pass it anyway. Passed Senate

SB-246 – A union sweetheart deal that makes electric utility customers pay the bill. Passed Senate

SB-250 – 82 pages of election changes. 16 year olds voting in party caucuses, no ID required for petition circulators and a lot more. Passed Senate

SB-256 – Allow counties and cities to ban concealed carry rights. Passed committee, PLV

SB-260 – Radical Transportation Plan. billions in taxes that ignores TABOR’s vote of the people, Passed Senate second reading

SB-264 – Reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions for utilities Passed Senate second reading


5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. We usually have 60-80 people attend our Republican Breakfast Club meeting on Zoom.

Time: May 17, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89449609831?pwd=OFVUNC82ZXdmNTNrS25neXUvT1NxZz09

Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
Passcode: 080465
One tap mobile
+16699009128,,89449609831#,,,,*080465# US (San Jose)
+12532158782,,89449609831#,,,,*080465# US (Tacoma)

 

For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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May 7, 2021

1. Election Irregularities Hearing, Part One and Two are Now Online
 
2. New Transportation Plan Will Tax Just About Everything That Moves, Without a Vote of the People

3. What You Need to Know About CRT

4. Colorado’s 2021 Session – 571 Bills

5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

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1. Election Irregularities Hearing, Part One and Two are Now Online

The hearing conducted by the RSCC, which raised serious concerns about Colorado’s election systems is now available online in two parts. The idea that Colorado is the “gold standard” for election systems was thoroughly de-bunked. The first half of the hearing can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlPmEsDKs00. The second half is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeA4zy4n9dY.  The hearing was about three hours long.

There is a lot of information packed into these videos that will take some effort to digest, but I urge everyone to spend some serious time checking this out and please pass this around to others. There is still much to be done to get to the bottom of how accurate and reliable Colorado’s voting system are, but for a current update of what we know so far, this hearing provided the best information available.

2. New Transportation Plan Will Tax Just About Everything That Moves, Without a Vote of the People

This week SB-260 was introduced. This is nearly 200 pages, and over 50 sections of illegal tax increases and a complete remake of the transportation system in Colorado. It ignores the fundamental principle of The Tax Payer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) by deceptively creating billions of dollars of new taxes on just about everything that moves. To play this legal jujitsu they are calling these new taxes “fees.”

This bill creates a tax on everything delivered with a vehicle, a new tax on ride sharing, new taxes on owning vehicles, it starts the process of putting in place a tax on miles driven, it increases taxes on fuel at the pump, etc…

Here is the first paragraph of the six page summary:

“The bill creates new sources of dedicated funding and new state enterprises to enable the planning, funding, development, construction, maintenance, and supervision of a sustainable transportation system by preserving, improving, and expanding existing transportation infrastructure, developing the modern infrastructure needed to support the widespread adoption of electric motor vehicles, and mitigating adverse environmental and health impacts of transportation system use as follows:” You get the idea…

This is the most brazen and most expensive attempt to subvert the Colorado Constitution and the clear will of the people by creating several fees, enterprises and policies that run roughshod over Article X, Section 20, commonly called TABOR. Another fatal flaw to SB-260 is it is a Senate bill. Did the sponsors not bother to read Article V, section 31 of the Colorado constitution? (hint: ” All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the house of representatives; but the senate may propose amendments, as in the case of other bills.”) 

The only Republican member of the legislature listed as a co-sponsor of the bill is Senator Priola, who is well known for supporting the progressive left’s agenda. They will therefore call this a bipartisan bill, but do not be fooled, this is straight out of the hard left, California style, global warming, hand wringing government control playbook. 

I have been a strong advocate for more funding for road construction, but this is not it. It will tie the hands of CDOT with endless subsidies and studies to satisfy the global warming zealots and slow down and stifle new construction projects in deference for more empty busses and promises of train systems we will never be able to afford.

Ironically, SB-260, an illegal budget busting tax behemoth, was introduced right after the legislature passed next year’s budget that contains 700 million dollars in new programs, but nothing new for roads. Highway construction is not their priority, high taxes are.

Don’t be fooled by this new transportation bill. It is not intended to put you on smoother, less clogged roads. It is meant to get you out of your car (which they will replace with an electric scooter) and into a bus or waiting in line for a train that will probably never be built.

3. What You Need to Know About CRT

Imprimis, Hillsdale College’s publication, recently printed an article on critical race theory (CRT) which I highly recommend. CRT has taken over much of academia, the political class on the left and the media. It is a radical remake of Marxism that we must all learn how to recognize and resist. 

Please check out this article: https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/critical-race-theory-fight/.


4. Colorado’s 2021 Session  – 571 Bills and Still Counting

We now have 571 bills introduced in the 2021 session. All the bills are consequential in some way, but I have identified 70 that I consider most important. Here are my lists of bills to watch.  I only give a very brief description of what I consider significant for the bill. Often the legislation contains much more which I do not describe. The bill number is also a link to the bill itself, which I recommend you study to learn more about the legislation, it’s amendments and progress through the system.

With so many to look after, I separated the good bills from the bad bills. The last action on the bill is listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote.

Good Bills

HB-1017 – Protect human life from conception. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1036 – Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 – Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 – Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Sent to Governor

HB-1049 – Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 – Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy Signed by Governor

HB-1053 – Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1059 – Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction  Passed Senate

HB-1062 – Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 – Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 – Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 – Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 – Voter proof of citizenship requirement Killed in Committee

HB-1088 – Audit voter registration system Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1098 – Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
– Advisory committee on elections and Information technology Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1176 – Advisory commission to study auditing the election process Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1183 – Registration of induced abortions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1185 – Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 – Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status

HB-1197 – Income tax reduction for some taxpayers Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1202 – Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19 Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-007 – Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 – Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-226 – Increase the general fund reserve Passed House and Senate

SB-227 – Creating the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund, finally actual cash will be put into the TABOR required emergency fund Signed by governor

Bad Bills

HJR-006 – Removing Colorado’s call for an amendment to force Congress to balance it’s budget Passed House and Senate

HB-1071 – Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed House, PLV

HB-1075 – Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Signed by Governor

HB-1097 – Establish behavioral health administration Signed by Governor

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. House considering Senate amendments

HB-1106 – Lock up firearms Signed by Governor

HB-1108 – Increase regulations for “discrimination”  against gender identity expression, Sent to governor

HB-1121 – Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed Senate second reading

HB-1135– Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries Killed in Committee

HB-1194– Creating an immigrant legal defense fund Passed first committee

HB-1162 – Bans plastic bags Passed House, PLV

HB-1232– Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing Sent to House floor

HB-1242 – Create the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office Passed House third reading PLV

HB-1246– Divest all PERA investments in fossil fuel companies Killed in committee

HB-1298 – More regulations for firearms transfers Passed first committee

HB-1299 – Create Office of Gun Violence Prevention

HB-1303 – Global Warming Potential for Public Project Materials

SB-009 – Reproductive health care program Passed first committee, PLV

SB-016 – Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood) Passed Senate

SB-025 – Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid Passed first committee, PLV

SB-070 – Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed Signed by governor

SB-077 – Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state Passed House 

SB-078 – Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state Signed by governor

SB-087 – Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed in Committee, PLV

 SB-116– Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools Passed Senate third reading

SB-120– Open captioning requirement for all theaters Killed in committee

SB-132– Digital Communications Regulations Killed in House committee

SB-135– Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Sent to governor

SB-173– More rental regulations and higher costs for rent  Passed Senate, PLV

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado. For more information click here. Amended in committee but laid over

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function. Killed in committee

SB-188 -Allow ballots to be returned electronically if the voter has a disability Passed House

SB-194 -Concerning policies for births which includes extending  for 12 months after birth “presumptive eligibility” for Medicaid (meaning illegals aliens are given Medicaid funding for an additional 12 months). Passed committee

SB-199 -Repealing laws which require evidence for lawful presence for receiving public assistance from the state Passed committee, PLV

SB-200 – Increase CO2 reduction mandates, again. Passed second committee, PLV

SB-205 – The Long Bill, increasing the general fund over 21% for next year. Passed House and Senate

SB-238 – Create a Front Range Rail Taxing District (subject to a vote to approve the new taxes) Passed second committee.

SB-243 – Appropriate $21 million for three years for public health. What? The current general assembly is telling the next general assembly what they will be spending? Probably unconstitutional, but they will probably pass it anyway. Passed second committee, PLV

SB-246 – A union sweetheart deal that makes electric utility customers pay the bill. Passed first committee, PLV

SB-250 – 82 pages of election changes. 16 year olds voting in party caucuses, no ID required for petition circulators and a lot more. Passed second committee, PLV

SB-256 – Allow counties and cities to ban concealed carry rights.

SB-260 – Radical Transportation Plan. billions in taxes that ignores TABOR’s vote of the people

SB-264 – Reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions for utilities


5. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. We usually have 60-80 people attend our Republican Breakfast Club meeting on Zoom.

Time: May 10, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

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Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 

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May 1, 2021

1. Election Irregularities Hearing Created a Strong Argument for Widespread Election Fraud in Colorado

2. Legislature Pulls Colorado out of Effort to Balance the Federal Government’s Budget.

3. Colorado’s 2021 Session – 558 Bills and Still Counting

4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

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1. Election Irregularities Hearing Created a Strong Argument for Widespread Election Fraud in Colorado

The hearing conducted by the RSCC last week raised serious concerns with Colorado’s election processes. The idea that Colorado is the “gold standard” for election systems was thoroughly de-bunked. The first part of the hearing is already on the web at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlPmEsDKs00. Don’t take my word for it, check it out yourself.

2. Legislature Pulls Colorado out of Effort to Balance the Federal Government’s Budget.

Today I attended (via Zoom) the Functional Federalism working group for the American Legislative Exchange Council. The message was: our nation is doomed to fail on the world stage of influence and prosperity if we do not stop spending more than we can afford. It is an incontrovertible economic fact. We are drowning in debt and irresponsible tax systems. 

The first step out of this huge problem is force Congress to control their habit of spending money none of us have. Yet, here in Colorado the legislature did the opposite by removing this state’s call for an amendment to force Congress to do what they are incapable of doing them selves, HJR-006.

Not only did the Democrat majority make this so, but a majority of the Republicans in the Senate  and all of the Republicans in the House supported this shameful action. I regret the leadership and membership on both sides of the aisle failed this state and our entire nation by passing HJR-006.

3. Colorado’s 2021 Session  – 558 Bills and Still Counting

We now have 558 bills introduced in the 2021 session. All the bills are consequential in some way, but I have identified 67 that I consider most important. The first seven bills for this year were rushed through in the first three days of the session back in January. Of the remaining bills here are my lists of bills to watch.  I only give a very brief description of what I consider significant for the bill. Often the legislation contains much more which I do not describe. The bill number is also a link to the bill itself, which I recommend you study to learn more about the legislation, it’s amendments and progress through the system.

With so many to look after, I separated the good bills from the bad bills. The last action on the bill is listed in red, with PLV meaning party-line vote.

Good Bills

HB-1017 – Protect human life from conception. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1036 – Give local leaders control over local health orders. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1038 – Allow concealed carry on school grounds. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1048 – Require local businesses to accept cash payments. Sent to Governor

HB-1049 – Prohibit all-union shops in Colorado. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1052 – Classify hydro electricity as a renewable energy. Signed by Governor

HB-1053 – Allow citizen requests for election hand recounts. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1059 – Allow parents to be present for all online teaching and prohibiting the school from regulating the
  home setting for the online instruction Passed Senate Committee

HB-1062 – Deregulate the direct sales of animal shares Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1070 – Repeal standard capacity magazine ban Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1080 – Establish educational tax credits for private and home schools. Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1082 – Gun transfer background check exemption for CC permit holders Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1086 – Voter proof of citizenship requirement Killed in Committee

HB-1088 – Audit voter registration system Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1098 – Create a civil liability for red flag actions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1170
– Advisory committee on elections and Information technology Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1176 – Advisory commission to study auditing the election process Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1183 – Registration of induced abortions Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1185 – Repeal the governor’s ability to suspend firearm sales during an emergency Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1191 – Prohibit discrimination because of COVID-19 vaccination status

HB-1197 – Income tax reduction for some taxpayers Killed in Committee, PLV

HB-1202 – Off-label Use Of Approved Drugs To Treat COVID-19 Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-007 – Allow in person voting (make mail ballots optional). Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-010 – Colorado Ballot Signature Verification Act Killed in Committee, PLV

SB-226 – Increase the general fund reserve Passed House Committee

SB-227 – Creating the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund, finally actual cash will be put into the TABOR required emergency fund Signed by governor

Bad Bills

HJR-006 – Removing Colorado’s call for an amendment to force Congress to balance it’s budget .

HB-1071 – Allow ranked choice voting in nonpartisan elections  Passed House, PLV

HB-1075 – Change “illegal alien” to “worker without authorization” in Colorado law Signed by Governor

HB-1097 – Establish behavioral health administration Signed by Governor

HB-1103 -Authorizing k-12 political indoctrination through official state endorsement  of partisan mass
  media memes in civics instruction. Passed Senate second reading

HB-1106 – Lock up firearms Signed by Governor

HB-1108 – Increase regulations for “discrimination”  against gender identity expression, Passed Senate third reading

HB-1121 – Increase rental regulations (increase cost of renting) Passed Senate second reading

HB-1135– Regulate Health Care Sharing Ministries Killed in Committee

HB-1194– Creating an immigrant legal defense fund Passed first committee

HB-1162 – Bans plastic bags Passed in second Committee, PLV

HB-1232– Create Public Option, forcing medical providers to accept mandated pricing Passed first committee

HB-1242 – Create the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office Passed House third reading PLV

HB-1246– Divest all PERA investments in fossil fuel companies Killed in committee

HB-1298 – More regulations for firearms transfers

HB-1299 – Create Office of Gun Violence Prevention

SB-009 – Reproductive health care program Passed first committee, PLV

SB-016 – Medical mandates that will increase premiums and fund family planning services
 (Planned Parenthood) Passed first committee, PLV

SB-025 – Provide “family planning” for illegal aliens through Medicaid Passed first committee, PLV

SB-070 – Allow counties to require all businesses be licensed Signed by governor

SB-077 – Allow illegal aliens to get any license, certificate, or registration from the state Passed House second reading

SB-078 – Require all lost or stolen firearms to be reported to the state Signed by governor

SB-087 – Repealing parts of the Labor Peace Act to allow unionization of ag workers Passed in Committee, PLV

 SB-116– Prohibit American Indian mascots for public schools Passed Senate thrid reading

SB-120– Open captioning requirement for all theaters Killed in committee

SB-132– Digital Communications Regulations Passed Senate, PLV

SB-135– Prohibit most animal acts in a circus Passed House third reading

SB-173– More rental regulations and higher costs for rent  Passed Senate, PLV

SB-176 -Called the “Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights Act” this could make employment harder to find in Colorado. This bill contains many troubling regulations and legal standards for harassment charges against employers that could greatly complicate employing people in Colorado. For more information click here. Amended in committee but laid over

SB-182 -Prohibits a student from being arrested, ticketed or cited for most misdemeanor crimes if it is committed on school grounds or at a school function. Killed in committee

SB-188 -Allow ballots to be returned electronically if the voter has a disability Passed House committee

SB-194 -Concerning policies for births which includes extending  for 12 months after birth “presumptive eligibility” for Medicaid (meaning illegals aliens are given Medicaid funding for an additional 12 months). Passed committee

SB-199 -Repealing laws which require evidence for lawful presence for receiving public assistance from the state passed committee, PLV

SB-200 – Increase CO2 reduction mandates, again. Passed committee, PLV

SB-205 – The Long Bill, increasing the general fund over 21% for next year. Passed House

SB-238 – Create a Front Range Rail Taxing District (subject to a vote to approve the new taxes) Passed first committee.

SB-243 – Appropriate $21 million for three years for public health. What? The current general assembly is telling the next general assembly what they will be spending? Probably unconstitutional, but they will probably pass it anyway.

SB-246 – A union sweetheart deal that makes electric utility customers pay the bill. Passed first committee (PLV)

SB-250 – 82 pages of election changes. 16 year olds voting in party caucuses, no ID required for petition circulators and a lot more.

SB-256 – Allow counties and cities to ban concealed carry rights.


4. Monday Morning Breakfast Club Meeting

All are welcome to join this online meeting every Monday morning where we discuss the issues of the week. We usually have 60-80 people attend our Republican Breakfast Club meeting on Zoom.

Time: May 3, 2021 07:30 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89449609831?pwd=OFVUNC82ZXdmNTNrS25neXUvT1NxZz09

Meeting ID: 894 4960 9831
Passcode: 080465
One tap mobile
+16699009128,,89449609831#,,,,*080465# US (San Jose)
+12532158782,,89449609831#,,,,*080465# US (Tacoma)

 

For Life and Liberty!


Kevin Lundberg
fmr Colorado State Senator


  

As the executive director for the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, I am working to keep this organization a powerful voice for conservative values in the Colorado legislature. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, relying on contributions (which are not tax-deductible).

Donations can be sent to:

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado,P.O. Box 378, Berthoud, CO 80513.

The Republican Study Committee of Colorado(RSCC) is composed of of conservative leaders within the Republican caucus of the Colorado legislature. 



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