TRACK RECORD

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED           BY JOE SALAZAR

Now serving his fourth term in the Colorado House of Representatives, Joe is the only candidate with a proven track record of fighting for communities and the health of Colorado’s environment. As a state representative, he serves as vice-chair of the Judiciary Committee. During the 2017 session, Joe brought forth bills that directly fought against the federal overreach of our current administration. As an attorney, his practice of law has always encompassed a focus on cases of constitutional and anti-discrimination issues. His expertise in employment law, civil rights, constitutional and federal Indian law has assisted in his development of legislation while working directly with the communities they impact. His direct work with stakeholders and constituents alike is why he is the candidate that has the support of the People statewide.

Ralph Carr Freedom Defense Act 

HB17-1230- Would protect Colorado Residents From Federal Government Overreach Concerning protection for Colorado residents from federal government overreach based on a person’s status.

Colorado Right To Rest Act

HB17-1314– Would establish basic rights for persons experiencing homelessness, including, but not limited to, the right to use and move freely in public spaces, to rest in public spaces, to eat or accept food in any public space where food is not prohibited, to occupy a legally parked vehicle, and to have a reasonable expectation of privacy of one’s property.

Hate Crime Reporting Act

HB17-1138Current law– concerning the reporting of hate crimes by law enforcement agencies.

Teaching Competent History In Public Schools

HB17-1022– Concerning teaching civil government in public schools, including the history, culture, and contributions of American Indians, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Reproductive Health Care Access

HR17-1005Current Resolution- concerning ensuring access to reproductive health care

Use Of Medical Marijuana While On Probation

HB16-1359Current law- prohibits a court from requiring that a person on probation refrain from possessing or using medical marijuana unless the person was convicted of a crime related to medical marijuana or, based on an assessment, the court determines that a prohibition against such possession or use is necessary to accomplish the goals of sentencing. The act eliminates the reference to the assessment and authorizes the court to base its decision on any material evidence.

Operators Liable For Oil And Gas Operations 

HB16-1310– Concerning liability for the conduct of oil and gas operations.

Bill Of Rights For Persons Who Are Homeless

HB16-1191– Would establish basic rights for persons experiencing homelessness, including, but not limited to, the right to use and move freely in public spaces without discrimination, to rest in public spaces without discrimination, to eat or accept food in any public space where food is not prohibited, to occupy a legally parked vehicle, and to have a reasonable expectation of privacy of one’s property. The bill does not create an obligation for a provider of services for persons experiencing homelessness to provide shelter or services when none are available.