Town Hall April 28, Two Weeks Left in 2012 Session
It's hard to believe, but we have just slightly more than two weeks left in our 2012 legislative session, and it's almost time for my final town hall meeting before the session ends. The meeting will be held Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. until noon, in the City Council Chambers of the Boulder Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway. We'll have Lee Kemp and John Tayer, respectively the Chair and First Vice Chair of the RTD Board of Directors, on hand as guest speakers for this free meeting.
The RTD Board recently voted against seeking a tax increase in 2012 to fund accelerated completion of its FasTracks mass transit project. Kemp and Tayer will be able to speak about this decision and provide information about possible considerations regarding the future of FasTracks on Saturday. Also, I'll speak about many important state issues - including legislation that we must pass by at least the last day of session, May 9, if it is to become law this year.
As of April 26, a number of bills that I am sponsoring this year have passed the Senate, the House or both chambers. Here is a brief listing of those bills along with their status. Please understand that the bill status can change rapidly at this time of year, and you can read any bill you're interested in on the General Assembly Web site, www.leg.state.co.us.
Bills that pass both the House and Senate by May 9 will be sent to the Governor's desk, where he can decide to sign them into law or veto them. It is always an honor to have a sponsored bill signed into law, and I'm looking forward to attending at least a few bill signing ceremonies once this session has ended.