PLNR-97-8-EPA Air Quality Regulations

WHEREAS the Environmental Protection Agency occasionally receives requests from special interest groups to change air quality standards; and WHEREAS federal land management plans include analyses of air quality; NOW, THEREFORE, …

PLNR-92-1-DNR, Decentralization of

WHEREAS The Colorado Department of Natural Resources has proposed the decentralization of several division operations to Western Slope locations; and WHEREAS Decentralization of Department of Natural Resources functions will create …

PLNR-96-3-Compensation For Game Damage

WHEREAS Western Colorado land owners lose substantial amounts of habitat each year to wildlife, and the State program for reimbursing that loss is inadequate, and WHEREAS all citizens benefit from …

PLNR-07-1-Climate Change

WHEREAS global climate is changing and human factors appear to be influencing climate change; and WHEREAS observed changes in the environment suggest that these changes have the potential to adversely …

PLNR-02-5-Bear Populations Management Of

WHEREAS from March 1 through September 1 of any calendar year, it is unlawful for any person to kill a black bear by any means including, but not limited to, …

X-04-2-Unfunded Mandates, Opposition To

WHEREAS local governments provide many necessary services to citizens of the Western Slope; and WHEREAS there is increased competition for limited resources available to local governments reducing the flexibility of …

X-02-1-Review Period for Proposed State Legislation

WHEREAS: Colorado legislators may introduce as many as five bills during each legislative session, not including legislation that makes appropriations or bills that are recommend by committees that meet between …

X-04-1-Frivolous Lawsuits, Opposition to

WHEREAS it is the right of every citizen to bring forth suit against another to seek redress for damages, and WHEREAS some citizens and corporations have abused this right by …

X-96-2-Boards and Commissions and Cabinet Members

WHEREAS positions on boards and commissions are currently filled by the Governor in accordance with standards for geographic and political diversity, and expertise that is appropriate to the individual board …

HC-03-4-Managed Health Care

WHEREAS Club 20 recognizes that managed care is an important part of the health care system by reducing to consumers overall costs of maintaining the system and providing more competitive …

HC-03-3-Malpractice Lawsuits And Insurance Costs

Whereas CLUB 20 recognizes that malpractice lawsuits are a factor that drives insurance costs higher due to: Creating an environment of defensive and overly-aggressive health treatment prescriptions by providers, and …

HC-03-2-Individual Responsibility In Health Care

WHEREAS all citizens must help solve Colorado’s health care issues; and WHEREAS consumers must assume greater responsibility for their health care and must have the opportunity to be educated about …

HC-11-3-HIGH NEED POOL

WHEREAS 10% of the population currently generates approximately 70% of health care costs; and WHEREAS we recognize that any one of us or our families could fall into such a …

HC-11-2-Health Insurance Exchange Principles

WHEREAS CLUB 20 has adopted several policies encouraging competition in the health care arena; WHEREAS the State of Colorado created a health insurance exchange called Connect for Health Colorado; and …

HC-09-1-Health Information Technology

WHEREAS broad use of health information technology will: Improve health care quality, Prevent medical errors, Reduce health care costs, Increase administrative efficiencies, Decrease paperwork, and Expand access to affordable care, …

HC-03-7-Health Care System Efficiency

WHEREAS CLUB 20 recognizes the importance of a competitive health care marketplace and the value of maximizing efficiency of the health care system for the benefit of consumers, NOW, THEREFORE, …

HC-05-3-Health Care Principles

All Coloradans must work together to help solve Colorado’s health care challenges. Consumers must assume greater responsibility for, and   Colorado State Government should enact policies, procedures and laws which …

HC-05-1-Health Care Legislation Assessing Impacts

WHEREAS rural communities have very limited resources with which to provide health care services, and WHEREAS broad geographic service areas pose huge limitations on the availability of options and access …

HC-12-1-Health Care Intergration

WHEREAS health care communities in Western Colorado have received recognition for delivering high quality cost effective medical care; and WHEREAS such outcomes are the result of cooperation and shared accountability …

HC-03-5-Government’s Role In Health Care

WHEREAS CLUB 20 recognizes that the current health care system is built upon state and federal entitlement programs such as Medicare and Medicaid and that such programs – while a …

HC-11-1-End-of-Life Care

WHEREAS the people of the communities in Western Colorado believe that quality of life is important for persons of all ages; and WHEREAS education is an important component of decisions …

HC-03-1-Cost-Shifting Of Health Care Services

WHEREAS health care is a basic need of everyone; and WHEREAS cost-shifting – discounting costs for one group and increasing costs for another – usually results in increased health care …

HC-13-1-Behavioral Health Units, Support of

WHEREAS Club 20 has seen the imminent need to support, nurture and heal vulnerable citizens suffering from behavioral health and substance abuse issues, and understanding the importance of decreasing record-level …

HC-14-02-CLUB 20 Resolution On Aging

WHEREAS  The United States and Colorado face a historic demographic shift over the next 50 years. As unprecedented numbers of workers retire and longevity increases, the percentage of the population …

EN-95-1-U.S. Geological Survey

WHEREAS efforts to balance the federal budget have resulted in various legislative proposals to abolish certain federal agencies; and WHEREAS at least one proposal would include abolishing the U.S. Geological …

EN-09-1-Taxes on Western Colorado’s Energy Industries

WHEREAS ongoing tax and compliance policies established and proposed by the Administration and/or Congress, have significant implications on investments in Western Colorado’s energy industries; and WHEREAS Western Colorado’s energy industries …

EN-02-1-Severance Tax Revenues Oppose Redirecting

WHEREAS by statute, severance tax revenues are split evenly between the Department of Natural Resources and Department of Local Affairs with half of the DNR half deposited into the Operational …

EN-03-2-Roan Plateau Management

WHEREAS the Roan Plateau has long been recognized for its mineral resources, with 56,000 acres set aside as the former Naval Oil Shale Reserve (NOSR), and an estimated one trillion …

EN-13-01-Renewable Energy and Efficiency

WHEREAS Colorado has one of the highest renewable energy standards in the United States, which has helped renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar, become a measurable portion of …

EN-01-1-National Energy Policy, Support For

WHEREAS the energy policies of the past are still not working. Our nation continues its dependence on foreign energy and we need to develop a plan that ensures the nation …

EN-14-02-Hydraulic Fracturing Policy

WHEREAS Hydraulic fracturing has been conducted over a million times in the United States, is proven and is not a new technology.  Hydraulic fracturing has also been used to stimulate …

EN-91-1-Federal Mining Leasing Payments

WHEREAS production of minerals including, oil, and natural gas, and coal on federal lands is authorized under the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (as amended). Through that act, each …

EN-10-2-Ethanol, Support for

WHEREAS the ethanol industry in the United States currently blends up to 10 percent (E10) ethanol in gasoline tanks, and WHEREAS ethanol is a clean-burning fuel that naturally adds oxygen …