Legislative Information

 The PPACG legislative committee drafts the annual policy statement on legislative issues for board approval, helps develop legislative bills, develops position statements either supporting or not supporting proposed bills, laws, regulatory actions and other initiatives, meets with elected representatives and lobbyists in order to communicate PPACG’s position, to testify before legislative bodies, boards and commissions, and works with other similar agencies and groups in formulating legislative positions.

The 2020 Overarching Themes are;
Oppose unfunded mandates to local governments

Support local control.

Support legislation related to addressing redundant or unnecessary regulation.

As the 2020 Legislative Session begins the committee will review legislation and suggest the position of PPACG. The list of items will be updated weekly on Fridays.

PROTECT AND ENHANCE SERVICES FOR SENIORS IN THE REGION
* Support legislation that expands federal, state, regional or local revenues available to fund the needs of seniors.
* Support increased funding for transportation services for older adults and persons with disabilities.
* Support increases in the quality of care and consumer protections for older adults and their caregivers.

SUPPORT AIR AND WATER QUALITY
* Support legislation that protects the air and water quality of the Pikes Peak Region.
* Oppose creation of undue regulatory burdens on small communities.

SUPPORT AND PROTECT OUR MILITARY PARTNERS
* Support legislation providing additional support to military veterans, families and active duty members.
* Support efforts to attract and expand military operations in Colorado and oppose legislation that reduces the attractiveness of Colorado as a military resource.

REGIONAL QUALITY OF LIFE
* Support addressing funding being off-loaded from state and federal programs onto local governments.
* Support addressing regional issues.

PROTECT AND ENHANCE TRANSPORTATION THROUGHOUT THE REGION
* Support legislation that expands revenues available to fund transportation purposes.
* Support regional air passenger service and cargo connectivity as a means to increase multi-modal connectivity, economic development, tourism and investment.
* Support efforts to improve safety in all transportation modes; drivers, transit riders, pedestrians and bicyclists.
* Support efforts to improve safe and reliable flow of people and goods.
* Oppose reducing transportation funding to the region.