Colorado State Representative
DENVER— The House of Representatives unanimously passed Senate Bill 137 today. Sponsored by state Rep. Clarice Navarro, R-Pueblo, SB 137 helps improve Colorado’s Medicaid fraud system and ensure taxpayer dollars go toward helping those most in need. Sen. Ellen Roberts, R-Durango, sponsors the measure in the Senate.
Specifically, the bill directs the Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing to issue a request for information and implement a data analytics program for verifying Medicaid eligibility in Colorado.
“We have a responsibility to our constituents to ensure their tax dollars are wisely spent,” said Navarro. “By using modern technology and data analytics, we can detect overpayments, improper billing and fraud in Colorado’s Medicaid program.”
Senate Bill 137 now heads to the Governor’s desk, where it awaits his signature.
Today is the 100th day of the First Session of the 69th General Assembly.
100 days of killing good bills that would have helped small businesses (House Bill 1069)!
100 days of promoting radical social change (Senate Concurrent Resolution 002 and House Bill 1081)!
100 days of unconstitutional restrictions on our Second Amendment right (House Bills 1224 1226, 1228, 1229, SB 196 and 197)!
100 days of radical changes to Colorado election law (House Bill 1303)!
100 days of promoting hard left environmental policies (Defeating Senate Bill 63, ramming through Senate Bill 252)!
With only 20 days left, I wonder what happened to the “Pro Jobs Agenda” that Coloradans were promised. I will fight to the end of this Session for the people of House District 47, and all Coloradans!
The 69th General Assembly reminds me of a Mark Twain's Quote, “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe when the legislature is in session.”
The legislature adjourns “sine die” on May 8th.
I voted against Senate Bill 13-230, which is the Colorado State Budget for FY 2013-2014.
Senate Bill 13-230 is bad for Colorado. This budget, proposed by Governor Hickenlooper, is an example of government overreach and largesse. My colleagues in the legislature believe it is more important to pass a budget that includes funding for a radical sexual education agenda, increased funding for the Colorado Energy Office, and it will help implement the unconstitutional gun laws passed by the legislature earlier this year. I will not support legislation that will hurt small businesses in my district. Instead of calling it a budget it should be called a bill ... a bill and debt sent to everyone in HD47. This is a budget that will hurt the citizens of CO. Very disappointed!
DENVER—The House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed House Joint Resolution 1019 yesterday, which creates an interim committee to study access to counsel for juveniles in the criminal justice system.
“I am proud to work across party lines on this issue,” said state Rep. Clarice Navarro, a Republican from Pueblo who sponsored the resolution. She added, “Juveniles in our criminal justice system have the same Sixth Amendment rights as adults and face incredible challenges once they have a criminal record. I am hopeful that an interim committee will be able to find ways to help young people gain access to counsel when they need it most.”
House Joint Resolution 1019 is also sponsored by Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder. District Attorney George Brauchler of the 18th Judicial District, Kim Dvorchak of the Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition, and Dan Shone of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar testified in favor of the measure, which now heads to the Floor of the House for further consideration.