First Week of the 2019 Legislative Session Begins

Happy first week of the 2019 Legislative Session! This was a big week. On Tuesday, we celebrated the inauguration of Jared Polis, our new Governor. Alongside him, Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera, Secretary of State Jena Griswold, State Treasurer Dave Young, and Attorney General Phil Weiser were sworn into office. Colorado is in good hands with this strong new executive team.

At the Capitol, we are still getting organized for the year. Session was mostly light -- and I got to participate in the Capitol Chorus a few times, singing Happy Birthday to Representatives Galindo, Duran, and Snyder. I am not the best singer, but do bring enthusiasm! On Friday of last week, House Democrats introduced their first ten bills. The bills are diverse, covering topics ranging from wildfire mitigation to technical education. In total, 69 bills have been introduced as of today, Friday the 11th. You can check them out here.

The introduced bills have been assigned to committees, which will begin meeting next week. On the education committee, I am particularly excited about the Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade Social And Emotional Health Act, introduced by Representative Michaelson-Jenet and Senator Fields. The act requires the Department of Education to select a school district to participate in a pilot program assigning a dedicated social worker to each of grades kindergarten through fifth grade. I can't wait to begin meeting with both my committees; Education and Public Health Care & Human Services.

Warm Regards,

Representative Lisa Cutter