Reflecting on the 2016 legislative session


The 2016 legislative session ended this past week and, as of a couple of hours ago, I’m thankfully back in La Plata County. I’ve turned in the keys to the short-term rental that serves as my base during the session and my patient husband has helped me once again pack up my stuff and move home.

Of the 22 bills I was prime sponsor of, 19 made it through the legislative process and either have been signed into law or await the governor’s signature. Nearly two-thirds of those bills had bipartisan sponsorship and all of them had bipartisan co-sponsors and, obviously, bipartisan votes to make it through both chambers of our politically split legislature. You can review the list of my sponsored bills, including the bill language, fiscal notes, history and final votes, at the state’s website,

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