February 1, 2011
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Baumgardner among those who supported ending background check
A mother whose son and future daughter-in-law were slain urged lawmakers this week to defeat a bill ending a state criminal background check of gun buyers.
White, a Hayden Republican, was appointed a year ago to fill the vacancy left by her husband's departure. Baumgardner, the House District 57 Republican representative, was left with few other options after redistricting.
Redistricting could have Baumgardner out of a job in 2012
Routt County and the rest of House District 57 will be looking for a new representative in 2012 if proposed changes to state district boundaries stay the same.
State Rep. Randy Baumgardner discusses proposed changes to oil, gas commission
State Rep. Randy Baumgardner said House Bill 1291 could indirectly create more legislative battles about policy adopted last year to convert some Front Range power plants from coal to natural gas. He said if HB 1291 passes it could spur challenges pushed by the Colorado Mining Association.
Lawmaker ends sponsorship
State Rep. Randy Baumgardner has backed off his sponsorship of an Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigration because he worries it would cost taxpayers if it is challenged in court. Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, said he would ask fellow lawmakers to effectively kill the bill. It has been laid over until Monday in committee.
Baumgardner: FASTER fine of up to $100 not being spent wisely
State Rep. Randy Baumgardner recently introduced a bill he hopes will minimize some of the “hardships” created by previous legislation concerning fines assessed on late vehicle registrations. The Republican from Hot Sulphur Springs, along with other House Representatives, introduced Colorado House Bill 11-1084 on Jan. 20. Baumgardner is the prime House sponsor of the bill, which has been sent to the House Committee on Transportation.