Gov. Hickenlooper signs Rankin, Baumgardner bill into law
Measure eliminates unnecessary reporting by government agencies
March 19, 2013
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.