We have been and continue to monitor this year's legislation under consideration in Colorado, and are asking you for your input.
Your feedback is very important for CABA to better represent the interests of you and your business, as well as those of business and general aviation in Colorado. Your responses will enable us to serve your needs by either supporting or opposing these bills.
Some are directly aviation-related while others have impacts on the general business community in the state. Please take a few moments to read and understand what they will do and their consequences.
* VERY IMPORTANT* We will need your feedback on these bills by Thursday Feb 6.
You MUST be a CABA member and log in In order to access the poll. If you don't have your password, there is a Forgot Password link on the login page that will enable you to reset it.
We understand and apologize that this doesn't allow much time for consideration, but it is simply due to the nature of how the legislative process works: Bills are introduced in the House or Senate, assigned to and debated in committee, and then are either approved to move to the full body for debate and votes, or are killed in committee. Thus the situation changes almost daily and we must be ready to respond as rapidly as possible in our discussions and testimony at the Capitol.
This poll will be revised every two weeks, as various bills advance or are eliminated. Here are the bills for consideration in this poll (Bill Titles are links to the full text):
HB20-1143: Environmental Justice And Projects Increase Environmental Fines
Concerning additional public health protections regarding alleged environmental violations, and, in connection therewith, raising the maximum fines for air quality and water quality violations and allocating the fines to environmental mitigation projects.
HB20-1154: Workers' Compensation
Concerning the "Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado", and, in connection therewith, making changes that affect the timely payment of benefits, guardian and conservator services, offsets related to the receipt of federal disability or retirement benefits, the apportionment of benefits, the selection of independent medical examiners, limits on temporary disability and permanent partial disability payments, the withdrawal of admissions of liability, mileage expense reimbursement, the authority of prehearing administrative law judges, petitions to review, the reopening of permanent total disability awards, and appeals to the court of appeals.
HB20-1163: Management of Single-Use Products
Concerning the management of single-use products.
HB20-1182: Residents of Bordering States Sales Tax Exemption
Concerning the repeal of the sales tax exemption for sales to residents of bordering states without retail sales taxes.
HB20-1195: Consumer Digital Repair Bill of Rights
Concerning a requirement that a manufacturer of digital electronic equipment facilitate the repair of the equipment by providing persons other than authorized repair providers affiliated with the manufacturer with the resources needed to repair the equipment.
SB20-130: Backcountry Search and Rescue in Colorado
Concerning backcountry search and rescue services in Colorado.
SB20-131: Reimbursement to P-tech Schools for College Costs
Concerning funding for pathways in technology early college high schools.
SB20-133: Business Fiscal Impact Statements
Concerning the business fiscal impact notes.
PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR RESPONSES ON THE POLL HERE:
Thank you very much for taking the time to respond!
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CABA has once again secured a Proclamation from the Governor's Office declaring June 2019 as General Aviation Appreciation Month in Colorado.
Continuing the practice begun in 2011 under Governor John Hickenlooper, current Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued the Proclamation earlier this month.
CABA issued a press release announcing the Proclamation; that can be viewed here
Below is an image of the Proclamation. Click the image to download a pdf version of the Proclamation.
As we mentioned in the latest NewsBrief (March 30,l 2018), multiple stakeholders initiated House Bill 2018-1314, which was introduced in the Colorado House on March 22, 2018.
The legislation will create new criminal offenses for drone operators who intentionally interfere with public safety operations. Public safety operations include, but are not limited to, firefighting, law enforcement, search and rescue, and medevac.
Because of CABA's experience in working with manned flight ops and the FAA, we were asked to assist in drafting the language of the bill.
The full text of HB18-1314 appears below:
As you may know by now, House Bill 18-1083, the CABA-initiated legislation to extend the state sales and use tax exemption to include on-demand air carriers in Colorado, was recently passed in the Business Affairs & Labor Committee. The bill was introduced in the committee on January 19.
Chris Swathwood, chair of our Legislative Affairs Committee, put together a handy fact sheet with detailed information about what the bill is about and what it would do for business aviation in the state. You can view it below, or download and print it here
Below is the full text of HB18-1083, CABA's Legislation to create a sales and use tax exemption for the benefit of Colorado-based on-demand air carriers.
The following was received in response to our inquiry regarding recent non-standard routings into airports in the Denver Metro and nearby regional airports.
LTA Published D01 ZDV Routing 12-26-17.pdf
On September 18, CABA Vice Chairman Chris Swathwood was a guest on the radio show "Connect & Collaborate," produced by the Colorado Business Roundtable and broadcast on KDMT AM1690.
Also on the show were Jessica Freeman, Executive Director of the Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association, and CABA's lobbyist Kelly Sloan.
You can listen to the recording by clicking the link below:
Scroll down to get to the replay link, which is below the runway.
CABA will be live on the radio this week on KDMT 1690 AM, on the Colorado Business Roundtable's "Connect and Collaborate" show. This week will air a series of discussions of various topics in aviation.
The shows air at 4pm every day beginning today.
Here is the topic list:
Monday (Today) – CABA and Agricultural Aviation Association
Tuesday – Airport Operators and David Ulane
Wednesday – UAS Colorado
Thursday – Seaplanes
Friday – Tentative NBAA either Dan Hubbard or Ed Bolen
Three aspiring aviation professionals were each awarded $3,000 in CABA Scholarship funds at the 11th Annual CABA/Signature Flight Support Golf Tournament held on June 15 at Black Bear Golf Club in Parker.
The 2017 recipients are Ms. Kayla Hachen, Mr. Ryan Cannon, and Ms. Jenna Coffman.
the three students continue their studies, all have a passion and a drive for
aviation. Furthermore, these students
show how vast aviation is and how it can be used to save lives, provide relief
efforts, and even enhance business.
First, Ms. Coffman will apply her
scholarship to flight training with Aspen Flying Club at Centennial Airport in
Englewood, Colorado, intending to become a medical flight pilot. She was in Civil Air Patrol training in California during the golf tournament and unavailable for photos.
Hachen (pictured at right) plans to become a pilot flying international supply relief missions, and
will use her scholarship for flight training with Western Air Flight Academy at
Rocky Mountain Metro Airport in Broomfield, Colorado.
Finally, Mr. Cannon (pictured at left) is a sophomore at Spartan
College of Aeronautics & Technology in Broomfield, Colorado, where his
scholarship will assist him to complete training as an Airframe and Powerplant
Technician. He will then continue on to
a career as a maintenance technician in business aviation.
CABA Scholarships were established in 2011 and are awarded to help support
selected students or individuals with advancement of a career in aviation. To date, the CABA Scholarships have provided a
total of $36,500 in financial assistance to 19 men and women pursuing careers
All aviation-related career
tracks are eligible including, but not limited to: pilot, aircraft maintenance,
airport operations, and management. Applicants are evaluated by CABA’s Education
and Outreach Committee, and recipients are selected based on their demonstrated
dedication to an aviation-related career, scholastic transcripts, financial
need, and recommendations from professional and/or faculty mentors.
Visit the CABA Scholarships page for application information and materials.
We, your board of directors, have been working hard to bring you more value in return for your membership dues. We do this through efforts such as meeting with the FAA and our Industry Advisory Board, keeping our members informed about the Metroplex and ATC privatization, as well as weighing in other issues affecting business aviation operations in Colorado.
And of course our events such as the Static Displays coupled with Educational Series presentations have been very popular and we intend to continue with those.
To continue providing more value through effective legislative representation and other activities, membership fees will increase as of October 1, 2017.
The new fees will go up by $10 - $50 depending upon membership type.
HOWEVER - you can lock in the current rate if you renew before October 1, 2017
Committees & Groups
Rocky Mountain Metro/CABA Group
MSU Collegiate Chapter