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Navigating the Legislative Process: Everything You Need to Know About SB 181
Denver Athletic Club
1325 Glenarm Pl.
Denver, CO 80204

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM MDT
Category: Speaker Series

Navigating the Legislative Process: Everything You Need to Know About SB 181

Colorado witnessed a political sea change after the 2018 election. The new political zeitgeist will have profound effects on oil and gas development and production with ripple effects spread throughout the economy. SB181 is moving quickly through the legislature and will among other things reverse state preemption, allow sweeping new authorities for local governments to regulate energy production, and make health and safety the watchword for future development with little regard for economic reasonableness and technical feasibility. The relationships that oil and gas companies have with their local governments will be the stock and trade for getting through their processes in a post 181 world. Jim will provide insights as to what that future may look like.

About Our Speaker - Jim Cole, Colorado Legislative Services LLC

Jim has been lobbying the state legislature for over 30 years and has provided leadership on some of the most difficult public policy issues affecting energy and higher education. He has been involved in lobbying tax reduction issues and redefining the guiding statutes for these policy areas.  Prior to joining CLS, Jim was a Management Analyst for the Colorado Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.  As a result, he is very familiar with the state budgetary process and has the ability to use the budget process to the advantage of his clients.  Perhaps Jim’s greatest asset is his ability to think several steps ahead and recognize how amendments to legislation might positively or negatively impact a client.  He then recommends steps to promote or counter those effects.

Jim has a passion for long-distance bicycling, having completed nine years of Ride the Rockies and other long-distance events, like Iowa's RAGBRAI. 

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