Gov. Hickenlooper signs Rankin, Baumgardner bill into law
Measure eliminates unnecessary reporting by government agencies
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.
This year, a handful of Moffat County High School graduates are setting out to carry on the family tradition. From business to education, these students plan to follow in the footsteps their parents and in some cases, grandparents and great-grandparents.