Join me and Governor Polis tomorrow, June 30th, as he visits Pueblo to sign into law several key bills I sponsored this session!
Our first stop will be at the Risley Middle School Boys & Girls Club to sign my bills to provide critical support students in 4-day school weeks and enable more students to earn high-quality credentials through the Career Development Incentive Program:
BILLS: HB21-1006, SB21-119 TIME: 3:00 PM LOCATION: Risley Middle School Boys & Girls Club
625 N Monument Ave
Pueblo, CO 81001
HB21-1006 creates a grant program to support the community-based non-profits in Pueblo and across the state who have stepped up to assist working families and ensure children in four-day school weeks have a safe and productive place to go on the fifth day of the week.
SB21-119 gives more students the opportunity to earn credentials through the CDIP, building on its work that has helped more than 24,000 students earn credentials beyond a high school degree since we passed my bill creating the program in 2016.
Our second stop of the day will be at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 12 Hall to sign my bill which will direct $15 million of state stimulus funding for supporting communities transitioning from coal like Pueblo:
BILL:HB21-1290 TIME: 3:30 PM LOCATION:
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 12 Hall
2901 Farabaugh Ln
Pueblo, CO 81005
This bill will give coal workers and communities the support they need to thrive by investing in new and existing programs providing apprenticeships, on-the job training, and other educational or vocational assistance, targeted infrastructure investments, and strategies for business retention, creation, expansion, and attraction.
On our last stop of the day, we will be visiting the Pueblo Union Depot to sign my landmark legislation to create the Front Range Passenger Rail District:
BILL:SB21-238 TIME: 4:00PM LOCATION: Pueblo Union Depot
132 W B St
Pueblo, CO 81003
Front Range Passenger Rail has been a vision of Southern Colorado for so long, and this bill takes the first step toward making it a reality by creating the special district needed to oversee the development, planning, creation, operation, and maintenance of the line for decades.
These four bills are incredibly important to our community, and I can't think of a better place for them to be signed into law than right here in Pueblo.
I'd be honored to share this important last step in the process of making these bills law, with you!