2019 Colorado Legislature bets big with new laws for everyone

HB19-1318: Light on local election cash

Sponsored by Aurora Democrat Mike Weissman, the so-called “Clean Campaign Act of 2019” seeks to add transparency to local elections. The measure prohibits issue committees from knowingly accepting contributions from foreign agents and tightens some restrictions on large contributors. The measure comes with a fiscal note of about $42,000 for the secretary of state and department of state to implement the new procedures.

SB19-232: Regarding filing complaints against candidates

Sponsored by Democratic Aurora Rep. Mike Weissman, this procedural measure makes law a series of standing rules implemented by the Secretary of State regarding campaign and political finance regulations.The bill outlines procedures for filing complaints against candidates who fail to disclose campaign finance data, as well as means for such candidates to fight such complaints.

THE BIG DEAL: 2019 Colorado Legislature bets big with new laws for everyone