2019 Legislative Session Highlight
598 Bills introduced during the 2019 Legislative Session.
454 Bills have been signed by Governor Polis.
113 Bills were postponed indefinitely.
Legislative Affairs Committee
CLA would like to thank the members of the Legislative Affairs Committee for their input and engagement throughout the session. The Committee monitored 36 bills this session. Below is a summary of the bills that CLA supported or opposed throughout the session.
HB 19-1102 Nonanimal and Lab-grown Meat Misbranding: CLA appreciates Representative Pelton’s forward-thinking and effort on this bill. He postponed the bill indefinitely due to the fact that it may have been a bit ahead of it’s time as it will need to be acted on by the FDA and USDA first. (Postponed Indefinitely)
SB 19-038 Agricultural Trailers Port of Entry Clearance: This bill was supported by CLA, but Senator Sonnenberg postponed the bill once he became aware of the Colorado State Patrol efforts to develop a plan to take care of the issue. (Postponed Indefinitely)
SB 19-139 More Road & Community Safety Act Offices: CLA strongly supported this bill that passed and has been signed by the Governor allowing up to 10 additional sites across the state to be opened. (Passed and Signed by the Governor)
SB 19-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations: CLA opposed this bill and unfortunately it passed. It was signed by the Governor on April 16, 2019. (Passed and Signed by the Governor)
Farm to Table
CLA members host regular tours of their farms for legislators to learn about production agriculture.
THE CLA POLICY BOOK
The CLA Policy Book is written and updated by CLA members. The policies within the book dictate the position that CLA takes on numerous issues throughout the state and within the regulatory arena.