01-27-19 CFB ALERT: Counties Want Authority to License Farms

CFB ALERT: Counties Want Authority to License Farms 

A proposal introduced in the legislature would give counties broad new business licensing authority. HB20-1093 “grants a board of county commissioners the authority to license and regulate any business located or business activity occurring within the county.”  This proposal is very concerning to the Colorado Farm Bureau as it would give counties authority to require business licenses for farmers and ranchers and ultimately give county governments the ability to regulate the practices involved with the new business license–Something that has never been done in Colorado before.

As farmers and ranchers, our members know how best to work their land and resources that are most productive and profitable. They also know best how to grow the crops/livestock they choose for their businesses. This proposal would be an additional layer of government burden on the ability for farmers and ranchers to grow the food, fuel and fiber necessary to sustain our state, the nation and the world.

Call your county commissioners, your state representative and your state senator today and relay your concern for this proposal! CFB is opposed to HB20-1093.

Have questions about how this bill will affect you? Contact Emily at emily@coloradofb.org

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