(Colorado StateCapitol, May 5th, 2023) – Today, Minority Leader Mike Lynch (R-Wellington) and Assistant Minority Leader Rose Pugliese (R-Colorado Springs) issued the following statement in response to SB23-213, “Land Use” passing the House.
“Colorado has witnessed a ten-ton elephant being crammed through a keyhole by the Governor and overzealous Democrats. The only correct description for what we’ve seen the last two days on the House floor is chaos. Just yesterday, SB213 was 99 pages, but today we’re debating a 154-page bill. There’s no way the legislature, citizens, stakeholders, or even the Governor know what’s in this bill at this point,” Leader Lynch said. “The sheer speed in which they have grown the size, scope, and cost of government on paper in just 24 hours is staggering. The majority party limited our ability to debate to only four hours, and rather than spending time debating the merits of SB213, the entire time was spent adding over 50 pages of new regulations.
Homeownership is not just about having a roof over your head, it’s about achieving a sense of stability, security and pride in achieving the ultimate American dream. The Governor’s attempt to strip communities of what makes them unique by removing a neighborhood’s right to local control is not what’s best for Colorado. We need to go back to the drawing board, create good legislation, and engage in meaningful discussion to figure out what works best for all Coloradans.”
Minority Leader Pugliese: