Martinez Neighborhood/New Belgium
Friday, July 22, 5-7 PM, , 526 Sycamore Street, Fort Collins, 80521
Join us for neighborly backyard BBQ House Party/Fundraiser at home of Nate Turner, VP of New Belgium Brewery Operations and Kristina Cash, Fortified Collaboration owner. RSVP to William Russell, firstname.lastname@example.org or Cari Brown, email@example.com. Suggested donation, $50; will be fun event in a beautiful backyard and all are welcome.
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During the 2016 Legislative Session, 9 of my bills have were signed into law, including:
SB-077: Increases employment first opportunities for persons with disabilities by developing best practices.
SB-178: Transitions individuals receiving care and services at the Grand Junction Regional Center (GJRC) to community-based settings of their choosing while preparing to vacate the GJRC and listing the campus for sale by July 1, 2018.
HB-1033: Allows members of the Human Trafficking Council to be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred in the performance of their duties on the council; this helps human trafficking survivors to participate on the council.
HB-1148: Provides greater legislative and public oversight of Connect for Health Colorado, the state's health insurance exchange especially in matters that impact consumers.
HB-1277: Simplifies the Medicaid Appeals Process for persons who receive a notice prior to suspending, terminating, or modifying their medical assistance benefits (intended action); due process for people at risk of losing Medicaid.
HB-1287: Advances pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs into Colorado businesses (workforce development).
HB-1444: Modifies the definition of "Qualifying Disabled Veteran" for the Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption. The bill expands the definition to include veterans with a full medical retirement.
HB-1448: Makes several changes to the Relative Guardianship Assistance Program (RGAP) to clarify the qualifying legal relationships and situations that are eligible for the program; bill clarifies that relatives, kin and other persons with a family-like relationship, including foster parents, are eligible for RGAP in certain when a child cannot be returned to the custody of parents or legal guardians and adoption/reunification is either unavailable or not appropriate; more resources for child.
HB-1459: Capital Development Committee bill promotes cost containment and efficiency for higher education by increasing the threshold for cash-funded projects reviewed through two-year cash lists from $2 million to $10 million for everything but acquisitions, new construction, and projects financed using the state's credit rating.
ABOUT SENATOR JOHN KEFALAS
I serve the people of Senate District 14, which spans Fort Collins. I am the ranking member of the Local Government Committee, and a member of the Capitol Development Committee. In addition, I serve on the Health Insurance Exchange Oversight Committee, Behavioral Health Transformation Council and the All Payer Claims Database Advisory Committee. From 2009 – 2014 I led the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force, and I served on the Flood Disaster Recovery Committee and the Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission in 2013 and 2014 respectively. I teach public policy graduate courses at Colorado State University as an adjunct faculty member. For more information please visit www.johnkefalas.org.
State Senator (SD-14)
Fort Collins, Colorado