Borrowing on the success of a similar effort last year, Senate Republicans Wednesday announced another round of “Make Your Voice Heard.”
Under the effort, citizens can submit suggestions for legislation they’d like to see changed or repealed. The inaugural “Make Your Voice Heard” in 2017 drew around 1,000 responses, according to spokesman Sage Naumann.
“Part of being an effective legislator is not just creating new law, but also repealing or modifying existing statute that is ineffective, outdated, or contradictory, or just plain contrary to the principles of Coloradans,” said Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert of Parker. “This tool provides constituents the opportunity to point to such circumstances and we’re excited to roll it out.” Submissions to the “Make Your Voice Heard” web form will be accepted until February 28. Anyone can submit a response, regardless of party affiliation, according to a Senate GOP news release. “We look forward to reviewing the submissions of Coloradans to reduce the regulatory burden, cut red tape, and update our laws to conform with 2018,” said Senate President Kevin J. Grantham of Cañon City. The responses submitted in 2017 touched on many of Republicans’ flagship issues, such as parity in charter school funding or repealing some of the gun control measures from 2013. No original bills came out of the 2017 suggestions, according to Naumann.