National Legislative Watch/ Thank you Loveland 9/12

Loveland 912 Project (www.loveland912project.org)

Legislative Committee Bi-Monthly Action List

February 22, 2011

 

The Legislative Committee has identified the following legislation, executive actions, or judicial actions, that are (1) unconstitutional, (2) against our national interests, and/or (3) just plain stupid. In addition, we have found some things that are worthy of our support.

 

BAD FEDERAL BILLS:

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE:

1. No New Drilling Act of 2011-HR 261: prohibits leasing of any area of the outer continental shelf for the exploration, development or production of oil, gas or any other mineral

Telephone, fax and/or write to your Representative to oppose this bill. DRILL HERE DRILL NOW!

2. Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010—its back! Will give the President authority to shut down the internet.

Not yet introduced, but watch for it.

GOOD FEDERAL BILLS

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE:

1. Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act HR 2—repeals Obamacare. This was passed by the House on 1/19/11.

Rep. Cory Gardner is a co-sponsor. Telephone, fax and/or write to your Senators to support this bill.

2. Defund Czars bill-HR 59: provides that appropriated funds cannot be used to pay salaries or expenses associated with Czars

Telephone, fax and/or write to your Representative to support this bill

3. Spending Reduction Act of 2011-HR 408 proposes $2.5 Trillion in spending cuts. This is a good start.

Telephone, fax and/or write to your Representative to support this bill

4. Repeal Birthright Citizenship HR 140-ends automatic citizenship to children born in the US to illegal immigrants; HR 692 Stop Chain Migration-restricts recent immigrants from bringing extended family to the US—only allows spouse and minor children

Telephone, fax and/or write to your Representative to support these bills

5. Repeal Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act HR 87

Telephone, fax and/or write to your Representative to support this bill

6. Prohibition of FCC from further regulating the internet HR 96

Rep. Cory Gardner is a co-sponsor.

7. Free Industry Act HR 97-provides that greenhouse gasses are not air pollutants and cannot be subject to regulation by EPA

Telephone, fax and/or write to your Representative to support this bill

8. Requires Congress to specify source of authority under the US Constitution for the enactment of laws HR 125

Telephone, fax and/or write to your Representative to support this bill

9. End Tax Uncertainty Act of 2011-HR 86-To prevent pending tax increases, permanently repeal estate and gift taxes, and permanently repeal the alternative minimum tax on individuals.

Telephone, fax and/or write to your Representative to support this bill

10. Fair Tax Act HR 25-replaces the income tax with a 23% national sales tax-abolishes the IRS

Get informed and support the Fair Tax, visit http://www.fairtax.org

11. Government Reform Act of 2011-HR 155-will create a national commission, modeled after the successful Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, to establish a timely, independent, and fair process for realigning or closing outdated, ineffective, or inefficient Executive agencies.

Telephone, fax and/or write to your Representative to support this bill

12. Bill to repeal the Troubled Asset Relief Program and to prevent future bailouts-HR 189

Telephone, fax and/or write to your Representative to support this bill

13. Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011-HR 4 and S. 18 and 72 (Senate passed amendment to the FAA bill) repeals the 1099 reporting requirements contained in Obamacare.

The FAA bill passed the Senate. Telephone, fax and/or write to your Representative to support this bill.

14. Prohibition of federal funds to bail out state and local governments-S 251—prohibits the Federal Reserve and Congress from bailing out states that are irresponsible with their budgets

Telephone, fax and/or write to your Senators to support this bill

BAD COLORADO STATE BILLS:

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE:

1. HB 1131 Implementation of Mail Ballot Elections: requires all general, primary, odd-year, recall and congressional vacancy elections to be conducted as mail ballot elections.

This bill has been postponed indefinitely in the House committee.

2. SB 008: Aligning Children’s Medicaid Elegibility: increases the eligibility for children to qualify for Medicaid

This bill passed the Senate. Telephone, fax and/or write to your Representative to oppose this bill

3. HB 1207 10¢ Movie Ticket Tax to fund performance-based incentive program for film production in Colorado

Telephone, fax and/or write to the members of the House Economic and Business Development Committee to oppose this bill

4. HC 1232 additional requirements and fees on fiduciaries—adds burdensome requirements on fiduciaries and increases cost to courts to administer of about $1.3 Million

Telephone, fax and/or write to the members of the House Judiciary Committee to oppose this bill

 

5. HB 1160 Green Building Incentive Program—incentivizes energy efficient improvements to existing residences with federal grants and subsidies, creates list of approved contractors—expands nanny state.

Telephone, fax and/or write to the members of the House Local Government Committee to oppose this bill

GOOD COLORADO STATE BILLS:

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE:

1. SB 023: Requires commuters of state-owned vehicles to reimburse the state for mileage to commute

This bill has been postponed indefinitely in the Senate committee.

2. HB 1075: Limits current requirement that $15 Million be spent on transit and rail projects until 2015, instead money will go to counties for road and bridge projects—money is from increased registration fees

This bill has been postponed indefinitely in the House committee.

3. HB 1025: Repeals the hospital bed tax in order to expand Medicaid.

Telephone, fax and/or write to your Representative and Senator to support this bill

4. HB 1048: Creates a tax credit for families who move their children from a public to a private educational program. If 3% of public school population participates, estimated savings of $100,000,000 to taxpayers.

Telephone, fax and/or write to your Representative and Senator to support this bill

5. HB 1135: Reform Regulation of Bail Bonding Agents.

This bill has been postponed indefinitely in the House committee.

6. HB 1107: Bill for an Act Concerning Enforcement of Illegal Immigration Violations. Enforces laws on the books; reduces attempts to set up unofficial sanctuary cities; directs state and local officials and agencies to fully comply with and assist in enforcement of federal immigration laws.

This bill has been postponed indefinitely in the House committee.

7. SB 077: Use of Deadly Physical Force Against a Person Who Makes an Illegal Entry Into a Place of Business—extends the make my day law to places of business

This bill has been postponed indefinitely in the Senate committee.

8. SB 071: Measures to Reduce Energy Costs for Consumers—would restore us to a 10% renewal energy standard

This bill has been postponed indefinitely in the Senate committee.

9. HB 1205 Constitutional Carry: allows concealed carry of handguns without a permit, subject to the same rights and limitations that apply to a person who holds a permit to carry a concealed weapon

Telephone, fax and/or write to the members of the House Judiciary Committee to support this bill.

10. HB 1003 Definition of Identification for Election-Related Purposes: requires valid, government-issued, photo identification to vote

Telephone, fax and/or write to the members of the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee to support this bill.

11. Security Scanning Disclosure SB 55: requires all electronic security scanning systems to be clearly posed with info. About radiation levels, privacy protocols, and citizens options if they refuse scanning.

Telephone, fax and/or write to your Senators to support this bill

BAD EXECUTIVE BRANCH ACTIONS:

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE:

1. EPA plans to control greenhouse gasses using regulations. The EPA ruled in 12/09 that greenhouse gasses endanger the public health and welfare which allows them to regulate. In May 2010, the EPA issued rulings that will control permits beginning January 2011.

See Good Federal Bills #7—HR 97 to prohibit the EPA from enforcing these regulations.

GOOD JUDICIAL ACTIONS:

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE:

US Dist. Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans, ordered the Obama Administration to decide on 5 pending deep water drilling permits within 30 days. (This is the same Judge who ruled that the Obama Administration was in contempt of the Court’s preliminary injunction against the deepwater drilling ban.)

Bless this Judge.

BAD COLORADO SCHOOL BOARD ACTIONS:

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE:

The Thompson School Board voted to give $15,000 of taxpayer money to sue the taxpayers of Colorado in Lobato v. State of Colorado

Vote out the 3 school board members up for reelection in 2011 and the 3 that are up for reelection in 2013 that approved this

 

 

OBAMACARE FACTS: Under Obamacare, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will spend $100 Million this year to run an ad campaign and hire a sales team to push Obamacare to thousands of doctors. This Agency will determine preventive services, define “quality”, determine which new technologies to pay for, and what cuts to make to Medicare. They will determine a one-size-fits-all cost effective approach that is anything but the cutting edge in medicine.

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

If you have comments or additions to this list, contact: legislative@loveland912project.org

 

If you wish to contact your Colorado State Senator or Representative, go to: http://www.leg.state.co.us/

 

If you wish to contact your US Senator or Representative, go to: http://conservativeusa.org/mega-cong.htm

Last updated by Michael Short Feb 23, 2011.

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