Chair Jeff Moser recently posted the agenda for our day at the Capitol on April 12th. Please RSVP with Jeff or Sandy Reavey before April 12 to attend.
HD 41 Day at the Capitol
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m Wednesday, April 12, 2017
****PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL JEFF MOSER (CHAIR) OR SANDY REAVEY TO RSVP FOR THE EVENT*****
8:00-8:15 a.m. Arrive at Capitol: Either enter security clearance on the North side of Capitol (Colfax & Sherman entrance), through middle door at the top of the steps. This is the preferred entrance for the public and is 1st floor North wing and where people can sign the Capitol guest book, OR enter on South side of Capitol (14th & Sherman), through SE door (ADA accessible), which is Ground floor/Basement level – There is construction going on yet people can still enter here; then come to 2nd floor. There are two elevators on the right after security at this location.
8:30 a.m. Meet Sargent of Arms outside of House chamber on 2nd floor to join Rep. Jovan Melton. There are 20 seats reserved for HD 41. We can remain on the floor until the House adjourns (usually around 10:00 a.m.). Exit the floor at 9:50 to join the tour for HD 41.
10:00 Capitol Historical Tour for HD 41 – Meet at Visitors Services Desk, which is located on the 1st floor North wing – 10 people may join this private tour. This tour will last 45 minutes.
10:30-11:00 — Break. After the house adjourns, congregate in Cafeteria, which is located in the Basement/Ground level – There are vending machines, booths, benches, and rest rooms.
***Legislator Meet N’ Greet – This is our chance to meet one-on-one with Rep. Melton, Sen. Nancy Todd, Sen. Daniel Kagan and other lawmakers from Arapahoe Co. and their staff who are able to come to the Cafeteria and greet and speak with us or join us on 1st Floor at 11:30.***
11:30 — HD 41 Group Photo, on steps outside the North Door, 1st Floor, if good weather OR we will take photo inside – Hopefully, the House and Senate will have adjourned for the morning so our legislators from Arapahoe County can join us in the photo. They have been adjourning around 10:00/10:30 but you never know; sometimes they go right up to noon or beyond.
12:00-1:00/1:15 — Lunch on own. Our group or sub-groups may wish to walk to any of the restaurants/cafés that are located close to the Capitol – Chinese, Pizza, Middle Eastern, Vietnamese, Cajun, Indian, Burger Joints, and other choices, or can eat right in the Capitol at the Cafeteria or some may just wish to go home/return to work at this time
Afternoon: Attend Committee Meetings – Observe testimony and how a bill becomes law
1:30 p.m. House State Affairs Committee Meeting — Rep. Jovan Melton is on this committee in Room LDB A, Meets in Legislative Services Building Hearing Room A – He will have a bill up!
1:30 Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting –– Sen. Daniel Kagan is on this committee, Meets in Senate Committee Room 352, which is on the 3rd floor
Other committees will be meeting as well. See complete committee list and schedules at http://leg.colorado.gov/. Click on the three bars in upper right corner to locate tabs.
2:00 p.m. 2nd Public Tour (Optional) – This is the Dome Tour – Meet at Visitors Services Desk located on 1st floor North wing – Tour lasts 1 hour. 5-6 people can join this public tours – maximum 10 people each group. The Building portion lasts 45 minutes and the final 15 minutes goes up to the Observation Deck – There is a Virtual Tour on 3rd floor for those who are not able or who do not care to join the last 15 minutes to the Dome that involves 99 steps!