CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS TODAY TO URGE THEM TO SUPPORT COLORADO’S FIRST RESPONDERS.
Legislators on the Colorado State House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee are considering a bill on Tuesday, March 21st that would clarify that members of law enforcement and other first responders are eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim if they sustain post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of their job.
House Bill 17-1229, Workers’ Compensation for Mental Impairment, helps to protect those who protect their communities each day. For more background and information about the bill, please see the attached fact sheet. Please call the Public Health Care Committee members today to urge them to support this important bill.
If there is no answer, please leave a voicemail. If you do reach out to legislators, please let us know. If you need to check who your legislators are, you can find out here. It is perfectly fine to call legislators on this list who are not your own, but if you are a constituent of the legislator you are calling then make sure they know that. Please call these legislators by the end of the day on Monday, March 20th.
- Introduce yourself as a member or supporter of law enforcement.
- Explain the importance of mental health support to law enforcement.
- Ask them to support HB1229, Workers’ Compensation For Mental Impairment.
- Leave your phone number for follow-up questions.
The following legislators are members of the House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee and should be urged to vote YES on HB1229 when it is heard in this committee on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 21st:
Representative Danielson, Committee Vice Chair
District 24 (Jefferson County)
District 58 (Dolores, Montezuma, Montrose, and San Miguel Counties)
District 22 (Jefferson County)
District 10 (Boulder County)
District 21 (El Paso County)
District 64 (Baca, Bent, Crowley, Elbert, Kiowa, Las Animas, Lincoln, Prowers, and Washington Counties)
Representative Michaelson Jenet
District 30 (Adams County)
District 4 (Denver County)
District 28 (Jefferson County)
District 44 (Douglas County)
The following legislators are members of the House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee but have already signed on to the bill. Rep. Singer is one of the prime sponsors in the House and Reps. Liston and Ginal are listed as cosponsors of the bill. Though these three legislators are not as high priority as other committee members, it is meaningful to call and let them know that you appreciate their support of this bill for the small number of law enforcement members who need this. Rep. Jon Becker is the Republican prime sponsor of the bill in the House and should also receive these calls (even though he is a not a member of this particular committee).
Representative J. Becker, House Republican Sponsor of HB1229
District 65 (Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, and Yuma Counties)
Representative Singer, Public Health Committee Chair & House Democratic Sponsor of HB1229
District 11 (Boulder County)
Representative Liston, Public Health Committee Member & Cosponsor of HB1229
District 16 (El Paso County)
Representative Ginal, Public Health Committee Member & Cosponsor of HB1229
District 52 (Larimer County)