Legislative Affairs Committee

The Second Regular Session of the 73rd General Assembly convened on January 12, 2022 and is scheduled to adjourn May 11, 2022. Throughout the session the members of the CLA Legislative Affairs Committee meet weekly to hear from state representatives on bills of interest to livestock producers and rural Coloradans. All members are welcome to participate on the weekly legislative briefs. Please contact the office (970) 378-0500 or by email at office@coloradolivestock.org to obtain meeting information.


2021 Legislative Session Review

678 bills introduced during the 2021 Legislative Session.

504 bills have been signed by Governor Polis.

120 bills were postponed indefinitely.

2 bills were vetoed by Governor Polis

(Current as of 8/15/2021)

The 2021 Legislative Session was off and running on January 13, 2021 and four fix-up bills were introduced, one in the House and three in the Senate, with some procedural resolutions. The process was clean and new legislators were sworn in, but the important business was put on hold for about a month until February 16 and continued through until it ended on June 8, 2021 a few days before the mandated date of June 12.
CLA would like to thank the members of the Legislative Affairs Committee for time, input, and engagement throughout the 2021 session and to the legislators that participated on our conference calls.


SB 21-087 Agricultural Workers’ Rights
Concerning agricultural workers’ rights, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Signed by the Governor CLA OPPOSED
SB21-079 Deregulated Meat Sales Direct to Consumers
Concerning the sale of animals for consumption to informed end consumers in a manner that exempts the sale from certain laws.
Signed by the Governor CLA SUPPORTED
SB 21-135 Prohibit Certain Animals in Traveling Animal Acts
Concerning a prohibition on the use of certain animals in a traveling animal act.
Signed by the Governor CLA MONITORED
SB 21-200 Reduce Greenhouse Gases Increase Environmental Justice
Concerning measures to further environmental protections, and, in connection therewith, adopting measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and adopting protections for disproportionately impacted communities.
Senate 2nd Reading 6/7/21 Laid Over to 12/09/2021. CLA MONITORED
SB 21-260 Sustainability of the Transportation System
Concerning the sustainability of the transportation system in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, creating new sources of dedicated funding and new state enterprises to preserve, improve, and expand existing transportation infrastructure, develop the modernized infrastructure needed to support the widespread adoption of electric motor vehicles, and mitigate environmental and health impacts of transportation system use; expanding authority for regional transportation improvements; and making an appropriation.
Signed by the Governor CLA MONITORED
HB-21-1266 – Environmental Justice Disproportionate Impacted Community
Concerning efforts to redress the effects of environmental injustice on disproportionately impacted communities, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Signed by the Governor CLA OPPOSED


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