Senate District 8 Sen. Randy Baumgardner, R-Cowdrey, left, and House District 57 Rep. Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale, right, pose with Gov. John Hickenlooper during the signing into law of House Bill 13-1203. The measure, carried by Rankin and sponsored by Baumgardner, eliminates the requirement of political subdivisions of the state to submit certain reports on an annual basis.

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Senate District 8 Sen. Randy Baumgardner, R-Cowdrey, left, and House District 57 Rep. Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale, right, pose with Gov. John Hickenlooper during the signing into law of House Bill 13-1203. The measure, carried by Rankin and sponsored by Baumgardner, eliminates the requirement of political subdivisions of the state to submit certain reports on an annual basis.

Gov. Hickenlooper signs Rankin, Baumgardner bill into law

Measure eliminates unnecessary reporting by government agencies

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On Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Colorado House Bill 13-1203, which was carried by House District 57 Rep. Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale, and sponsored by Senate District 8 Republican Randy Baumgardner, Cowdrey. The bill eliminates the requirement of political subdivisions of the state to provide certain reports on an annual basis, according to a Rankin news release.

“This bill is the first of many I will submit to reduce the size of government,” Rankin said in the release.

“It only makes good common sense for local government to take a look at the economic impact that any state mandate might have on local government,” Baumgardner added.

HB13-1203 was introduced Feb. 1 in the Colorado House of Representatives and was passed Feb. 18 with unanimous support. The bill received the same support March 5 when it was passed, 34-0, by the Colorado Senate.

The bill was suggested by Garfield County Commissioner John Martin, the release states.

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