Shaw will sue any commercial rafting company that floats through the middle Taylor. We will find out what his plans are for public boaters as soon as the ice comes off. The Bill has still not passed out of the Senate. Let your Senators know how discusted you are with their in-action. Below is a response I got from Our Senator here in Gunnison.
Senator Schwartz was excused from the Senate today for travel to Portland, Oregon, on state business at the request of Senate President Brandon Shaffer, where she is representing Colorado at the Council of State Governments – WEST Executive Committee meetings. This travel has been on Gail’s calendar for weeks.
It was Senator Schwartz’s understanding, as of late yesterday afternoon, that H.B. 10-1188 would not be heard on Friday due to unresolved concerns about the bill as amended by the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier in the week. As it happened, these concerns were dealt with by an amendment that was introduced this morning and garnered a bipartisan majority of support. Senator Schwartz had no advance knowledge of the amendment, or even that one would be introduced.
Senator Schwartz regrets that her schedule made it impossible to be present for the debate and vote, and the opportunity to advocate on behalf of the bill and the rafting industry, but as it happened, her vote would not have altered the outcome. Senator Schwartz will be present for the third and final reading of the bill, currently scheduled for next week, and will continue to do everything she can to protect the interests of the rafting community going forward, including ensuring a fair and balanced stakeholder process if that is what is ultimately called for by the legislation.
From the office of:
Gail Schwartz, Colorado State Senator
Senate District 5
State Capitol Building, Room 338
Denver, CO 80203