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Sign the petition to get rid of red light cameras in Colorado

red-light-fb-sponsoredHOUSE BILL 15-1098: A BILL FOR AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELIMINATION OF THE USE OF AUTOMATED VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS FOR TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT

SENATE SPONSORSHIP:   Neville T., Jahn, Carroll, Marble, Sheffel, Holbert, Woods, Cadman, Baumgardner, Guzman, Lundberg, Sonnenberg

HOUSE SPONSORSHIP:    Humphrey and Van Winkle, Saine, Lebsock, Salazar, Williams, Pettersen, Kraft-Tharp, Neville P., Klingenschmitt, Joshi, Nordberg, Conti, Everett, Landgraf, Tate, Thurlow

Red light cameras are a violation of personal privacy and liberty.  Recently a study in Littleton showed that red light cameras caused an increase in accidents.  Photo radar devices are used primarily to generate millions of dollars of revenue throughout the country.

Sign the petition today to urge your elected Representative and Senator to publicly support, co-sponsor and vote for HB15-1098 Red Light Camera Bill.

http://pages.patrickforcolorado.com/red-light-camera-petition

Summary of “Parent’s Bill of Rights” Legislation SB15-077

The bill creates a “Parent’s Bill of Rights” that sets forth specific rights of parents in regard to the education and physical and mental health care of their children. Specifically, the bill prohibits the state or any other government entity in Colorado from infringing upon the fundamental rights of a parent to direct the upbringing, education, and physical and mental health care of his or her child without first demonstrating that there is a compelling governmental interest and no less restrictive manner of doing so. Continue reading

State Freedom of Conscience Protection Act – HB15-1171

Summary of Legislation

This bill prohibits state and local governments in Colorado from directly or indirectly constraining the exercise of religion, except in cases involving a compelling governmental interest. State and local governments, including individual public officials in their official capacity, must use the least restrictive means of furthering any such compelling governmental interest. Persons whose exercise of religion is burdened, or likely to be burdened, may assert a violation of the bill as a new claim or as a defense in court. The bill authorizes various remedies, including damages or an injunction, as well as costs and attorney fees. Continue reading