The 5th circuit court reaffirmed the position that Representative Holtorf took to the Prowers County hospital board last month concerning the civil rights and the constitutional rights violations that may be imposed on the good citizens of House District 64 by the Governors Directives to the Colorado Department of Public Health with respect to firing employees who had not complied with the mandatory vaccination mandates.

Representative Hortorf was referencing background on the lack of consideration of the 23 religious and medical exemptions that were submitted and all but one were denied by the board, administrative staff, and leadership of the Prowers County hospital.

Rep. Holtorf states “As this situation continues to be litigated, the constitutional rights and civil liberties, of all the citizens, who are being forced to receive vaccines they do not want, will be adjudicated and determined that governments do not have the overreach to violate the 1st amendment rights of those citizens who were, before these latest government mandates, heroes from the front lines fighting covid and because of their desire not to be vaccinated now, become zeros and are fired from the front line in a time where we have one of the highest levels of covid incidents in Colorado” 

Faith, Family, and Freedom Award Received by Rep. Richard Holtorf for the Second Straight Year

Rep. Richard Holtorf received the Faith, Family, and Freedom award in Denver last week from the Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute. 
 “I, along with other state legislators, received the Faith, Family, and Freedom

Constitution Day – May it never be Forgotten

Constitution Day salutes the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by our founding fathers on September 17, 1787. It recognizes that all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, are citizens of the United States of America. While forming the basis for...

Rep. Richard Holtorf seeks Smart Program to fund Agriculture in Colorado

One example is Senate Bill 21-248. Representative Holtorf was proudly the House Co- Prime sponsor of this Bipartisan Bill, which addresses the loan and or grant program for Colorado Agriculture. This transfers money to programs like the Farm-to-Market infrastructure. This provides eligible applicants with low interest rates for farms and ranches in Colorado. The fund has thirty million dollars allocated and is suggested to be divided up with twenty million for loans and ten million for grants. This has been presented as a legislative intent; the Governor of Colorado has this bill before him at this time to be considered and signed.  This will also be a good place for the smaller micro beef processing plants to look at for assistance

National Purple Heart Day

National purple heart day is August 7. Rep. Holtorf worked hard on getting HB21-1116 passed so Purple Heart recipients are allowed free access to Colorado’s National Parks.

Representatives Janice Rich, Matt Soper and Richard Holtorf celebrate the termination of Initiative 16

State House of Representatives, Janice Rich & Matt Soper and Richard Holtorf. State Supreme Court announces termination of Initiative 16!

Rejection of the PAUSE Initiative by the Colorado Supreme Court

Denver, CO – Colorado House Agriculture Committee Vice-Chair Marc Catlin released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s rejection of the PAUSE Initiative.

SB21-234 was signed into law by Governor Polis

Yesterday, SB21-234 was signed into law by Governor Polis. Another strong bill for Colorado Agriculture I am honored to be apart of.Rep. Richard Holtorf [video width="720" height="1270"...

Democrats Impose Irreparable Damage on Colorado’s Agriculture Industry

Last Friday, Colorado House Republicans fought long into the night to defend the agricultural industry against SB21-087, a bill brought forth by metro Democrats.

The legislation seeks to impose new restrictions and regulations on ag workers and their employees, resulting in much higher costs. One thing about this bill is clear, it will do irreparable damage to Colorado’s agriculture industry.

Public Comment on Colorado Redistricting

The Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions Staff are currently taking public comment for consideration in the development of their preliminary plans.

Carlos Perez, chair of the Colorado Independent Legislative Commission and an unaffiliated voter from Colorado Springs, notes the importance of public participation. “Redistricting occurs once every decade. The state has changed over the last ten years and so hearing from the public is an essential part of the process for creating fair maps that reflect those changes. The legislative commission is made up of ordinary voters and we are here to listen. We encourage everyone to let us know how the district lines should be drawn to best represent your community.”

Colorado Agriculture Bills Pass 3rd Reading and Head to the Governor’s Desk

Today was a BIG day for Colorado agriculture. SB21-248— Loan Program for Colorado Agriculture and SB21-234— General Fund Transfer Agriculture Drought & Resiliency passed the State House on 3rd reading. These 2 bills co prime-sponsored by Representative Holtorf are...

SB21-234 was signed into law by Governor Polis

Yesterday, SB21-234 was signed into law by Governor Polis. Another strong bill for Colorado Agriculture I am honored to be apart of.Rep. Richard Holtorf [video width="720" height="1270"...

Democrats Impose Irreparable Damage on Colorado’s Agriculture Industry

Last Friday, Colorado House Republicans fought long into the night to defend the agricultural industry against SB21-087, a bill brought forth by metro Democrats.

The legislation seeks to impose new restrictions and regulations on ag workers and their employees, resulting in much higher costs. One thing about this bill is clear, it will do irreparable damage to Colorado’s agriculture industry.

Public Comment on Colorado Redistricting

Public Comment on Colorado Redistricting

The Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions Staff are currently taking public comment for consideration in the development of their preliminary plans.

Carlos Perez, chair of the Colorado Independent Legislative Commission and an unaffiliated voter from Colorado Springs, notes the importance of public participation. “Redistricting occurs once every decade. The state has changed over the last ten years and so hearing from the public is an essential part of the process for creating fair maps that reflect those changes. The legislative commission is made up of ordinary voters and we are here to listen. We encourage everyone to let us know how the district lines should be drawn to best represent your community.”