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Colorado State Representative

GOPAC Emerging Leaders at WRLC

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GOPAC announces Colorado State Representative Clarice Navarro will be featured at their Emerging Leaders Town Hall during the Western Republican Leadership Conference in Salt Lake City, April 24-25, 2014.

“I'm very honored to be part of this emerging leaders group!” shared Representative Navarro.
 
“Representative Navarro has been successful at increasing funding for the Colorado Fraud
Investigators Unit to assist with ramping up investigations and preventative measures to stay ahead of identity thieves preying on Coloradans,” said GOPAC Chairman Frank Donatelli.

“Every two seconds, another American becomes a victim of identity fraud.” CNN Money
Citizens need to be protected whether it is from Target, 7-11 or Experian and these are just the most recent entities to be hacked.
 
Being an outspoken Legislator who believes strongly in protecting our children, our future, and our hard-earned money ensures that I will have a target on my back in my re-election.  In order to continue to fight for Colorado, I need your help.
 
Please take a moment right now to contribute to my campaign and allow me to work for you!  
 
Thank you!  Your generous support is greatly appreciated!
 
Sincerely,

Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff

Identity Theft Funding Signed into Law

clarice-navarro-gov-hickenlooperApril 19,2014

Denver, CO - Yesterday, Governor John Hickenlooper signed legislation, sponsored by Representative Clarice Navarro, helping to safeguard Coloradans and their business identities into law. House Bill 1057 increases funding for the Colorado Fraud Investigators Unit to ramp up investigations and preventative measures to protect against personal and business identity theft.

"This bill gives the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's Identity Theft Task Force greater resources and sends a message that Colorado is serious about identity theft," said bill sponsor Rep. Clarice Navarro (R-Pueblo). "We need to remain vigilant to stay ahead of these identity thieves preying on Coloradans and our small businesses. It's refreshing to see the private and public sectors coming together to support this initiative.

Many Democrats in the house used this bill to attack the Secretary of State's office and its budget. The political grandstanding that took place by many Democrat members, was unsuccessful and the bill passed through the house. In the end, the measure brought bipartisan support in the Senate and was signed with no delay by Governor Hickenlooper.

100th Day – Colorado State Legislature - April 16, 2014

Today is the 100th day of the second session of the 69th General Assembly, and it is a perfect time to reflect on why majorities matter.

• 100 days of killing good bills that would have helped small businesses. (HB 1070, HB 1033)*

• 100 days of putting unnecessary burdens on small business. (HB 1269)

• 100 days of creating unnecessary mandates for the people of Colorado. (SB 103, HB 1067, HB 1138)

• 100 days of more radical changes to Colorado election law. (SB 84, HB 1128, HB 1164)

• 100 days of attacking our rural Colorado way of life. (HB 1113, HB 1137, HB 1097, HB 1189)

• 100 days of being soft on crime. (HB 1264, HB 1158)

There are only 20 days left in this legislative session, and I wonder how the people of Colorado will view the work that the Democrat controlled legislature has done...Will the good people of Colorado approve of Democrat bills, such as HB 1304 that unfairly picks one agricultural good over others? Or will the people of Colorado approve and appreciate a bill that I ran such as HB 1057, which protects businesses from identity theft?

Republicans have listened to the people and tried to accommodate concerns expressed by citizens. This was never more evident than when the Long Bill (budget) was debated.

The Democrat majority party has gone on a spending spree with your money, once again, and they made sure that the bills they created are heard, but they have silenced the Republican minority party.

The legislature adjourns "sine die" on May 8th . Not a moment too soon in my eyes. I'm ready to return to House District 47, and I'm thankful no more harm may be done to the hard working citizens of this great State. #majoritiesmatter

*More information about the bills may be found at:  http://www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2014A/csl.nsf/BillFoldersHouse?openFrameset

Urban Legislator Forgets Colorado Fruit Producers? (HB 14-1304)

A bill sponsored by Representative Angela Williams, HB 1304, will designate the Palisade Peach as Colorado's state fruit. Although it is a novel idea, the bill would hurt Colorado farmers and quite possibly negatively impact revenue of agriculture products that are not the peach.

House Bill 1304 gives one piece of produce a pedestal that no other produce in Colorado receives, and it sends a message to farmers that their produce is inferior to that of the peach. This legislation is a slap in the face to every fruit producer that works hard every day to ensure a healthy food supply and strong agricultural economy.

Representative Navarro stated, "This bill is a slap in the face to producers across this state, and I for one like to always recognize our agricultural community, the entire community, for the hard work and dedication that they put forward day in and day out. I'm mystified as to why Representative Williams has suddenly taken such an interest in 'helping' the agricultural community. Her votes during the 69th General Assembly tell a much different story. This was a political stunt."

The argument is not whether the Palisade Peach is a good piece of produce, because it is. The argument is why does it get singled out over other Colorado produce such as the Rocky Ford Cantaloupe or Pueblo Chiles? The Colorado legislature should be an outspoken voice for all of Colorado's agricultural products.

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