HB 1259 restores accountability of Special Districts!!!
Rep. Morgan Carroll (D), has sponsored HB 1259 which states that a special district may provide services ONLY within the territory of the special district. Requires a special district that currently provides services outside its territory to file a petition within a specified time to modify its service plan in order to provide services only within its territory. Requires every special district to file an annual report with any county or city in which the district is located, the division of local government, and the state auditor, regardless of whether the report is requested by the county or city. Requires regular special district elections to be held on the date of a general or coordinated election. Requires the board of directors of a special district:
- To send a voter information card, including information about the election and a returnable portion for electors to request permanent mail-in voter status, to each household where one or more active eligible electors of the special district resides no later than 15 days before a special election;
- To maintain a list of eligible electors of the special district who have applied for permanent mail-in voter status;
- To obtain from the clerk and recorder of each county in which the special district is wholly or partially located a list of eligible electors who have applied to the clerk and recorder for permanent mail-in status; and
- In an election conducted by the board, to send a mail-in ballot to each eligible elector who has applied for permanent mail-in status.
You can view HB 1259 on-line at:
ACTION: The Local Government Committee will be reviewing this bill (and hearing testimony) later this month. Please contact the Representatives on this committee and urge them to restore the accountability and integrity of Special Districts through SUPPORTING HB 1259!
Colorado House Local Government Committee:
Mary Hodge-Chair (D) 303-866-2912 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wes McKinley-ViceChair (D) 303-866-2398 email@example.com
Kathleen Curry (D) 303-866-2945 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Gagliardi (D) 303-866-2962 email@example.com
Bob Gardner (R) 303-866-2191 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stella Garza Hicks (R) 303-866-3069 email@example.com
Steve King (R) 303-866-3068 firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry G. Liston (R) 303-866-2965 email@example.com
Cherylin Peniston (D) 303-866-2843 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Soper (D) 303-866-2931 email@example.com
Ken Summers (R) 303-866-2927 firstname.lastname@example.org
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