Proposals Sponsored by Representative Libby Szabo, House District 27
In these challenging economic times, Coloradans have once again shown courage as they continue to fight to provide for their families.
It is with this spirit that our House Republican Caucus fought for policies to help turn the economy around and put a check on out-of-control govern-ment spending. We passed an honest, responsible budget that increased funding for education, cut taxes for Colorado seniors, and maintained a reserve without using gimmicks.
House Republicans also continued the fight to eliminate bureaucratic red tape and government waste to make Colorado a state that is open for business.
I am proud with our progress toward building a better Colorado and are truly honored to serve you.
PROPOSALS SPONSORED BY REP. SZABO, HOUSE DISTRICT 27
Search for bills from 2011 Legislative Session and 2012 Legislative Session
HB 12-1007 – Require Regulatory Analysis of Proposed Rules Prior to Rulemaking Hearing
The General Assembly shouldn't act as a rubber stamp for more red tape; especially when it damages our state's economic recovery. This bill would have strengthened the evaluation process for new rules by requiring agencies to issue a regulatory analysis of proposed changes prior to a rulemaking hearing. With better analysis, lawmakers and citizens they represent can explore the full impact of proposed rule changes on jobs and the economy. -- Killed in the Democrat-Controlled Senate
HB 12-1111 – Voter ID
Would have required everyone to show a photo ID before voting. Currently the law only requires a proof of residency, which could be a utility bill. This bill would have had voters show proof that they are actually the person the ballot is assigned to. -- Killed in the Democrat-Controlled Senate
HB 11-1116 – Waste Services within Boundaries of Local Government Entities
Would have required local governments to receive voter approval before
providing, contracting to provide, or requiring residents of a local government to pay fees for waste services. -- Defeated in the Senate Local Government Committee
SB 12-094 – Clarify State Sales Tax Definition of Food (House Sponsor)
Some municipalities were taxing non-taxable food items simply because they were sold in venues other than a grocery store. This bill stopped this practice. -- Signed by the Governor
HB 12-1024 – Plain Language for Ballot Initiatives
This bill would have required that ballot initiatives to be written in plain, non-technical language so that every reader could understand them. According to a PEW study, Colorado's ballot initiatives are written at the 26th grade level. -- Killed in the Democrat-Controlled Senate
SB 11-108 – Sunset ID Theft Fraud Unit
Identify theft is a serious problem in the United States. This bill ensured better protection for Coloradans by keeping the Identity Theft and Financial Fraud Board in operation. -- Signed by the Governor
HB 12-1313 – Statewide Initiative Title Board Procedures
Updates procedures for the statewide Initiative Title Board. Signed by the Governor
SB 12-046 – Legislative Task Force to Study School Discipline and Disciplinary Measures in Public Schools - Please read Libby Szabo's Opinion on SB-046
The bill amends the statutory grounds for suspension or expulsion of a student to
increase the discretion of school administrators and school district boards
of education (local boards). -- Signed by the Governer (amemdment to HB-1345)