State Representative Dylan Roberts

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NEWS

May 22, 2018

Post-session Town Hall Tour!

 Now that the session has concluded, I am hitting the road to hear from you. Please join me at one of my town halls across House District 26.  CLICK HERE  for full details. 

Now that the session has concluded, I am hitting the road to hear from you. Please join me at one of my town halls across House District 26. CLICK HERE for full details. 

 

May 14, 2018

 Roberts named one of the "Fabulous Five" Legislators by Conservation Colorado for his work at the Capitol in 2018. 

Roberts named one of the "Fabulous Five" Legislators by Conservation Colorado for his work at the Capitol in 2018. 

"He got off to a great start with a focus on protecting our water, advancing rural economic development, and preserving our unique landscapes." Read more: CLICK HERE

May 10, 2018

The 2018 Legislative Session has come to a close! 

CLICK HERE to read my May Newsletter where I recap some of the big bills that passed at the end of the session, including transportation spending and PERA reform. 

April 27, 2018

Doing something about rising health care costs 

My bill, HB1384 would study how to increase competition in the health insurance industry by developing a plan to introduce new insurance options like: 

  • A Medicaid Buy-In aka a "Public Option"
  • A public-private partnership insurance plan
  • A regional co-op based insurance option

You can learn more in my Vail Daily Op-Ed about this exciting bill: CLICK HERE

April 12, 2018

Quintin's Amendment passes the House!

 Vote count on HB1286. It passed with a large bipartisan majority. 

Vote count on HB1286. It passed with a large bipartisan majority. 

Another bipartisan bill passed! House Bill 18-1286 aka Quintin’s Amendment will allow children who rely on medical marijuana for conditions like epilepsy, Chron’s disease, and so many other conditions to have access to that medicine while they are at school. Letting these kids live as normal lives as possible and relieving the burden on their families is a cause I’m proud to champion.

On to the Senate with a huge bipartisan majority vote from the House.

Read more about Quintin from Eagle County and the bill here:https://www.vaildaily.com/…/vail-valley-third-grader-helpi…/

April 3, 2018

Rep. Dylan Roberts’ mining bill aims to protect water quality near mining operations

Vail Daily: Rep. Dylan Roberts, D-Eagle, has introduced a bill he says will help make sure maintaining water quality is a priority, even after hard-rock mines shut down.

Colorado House Bill 18-1301 aims to protect water quality from the adverse impacts of mining by requiring reclamation plans to set an end date for water quality treatment to comply with water quality standards.

Read the full article in the Vail Daily: CLICK HERE

April 1, 2018

Dylan Roberts: Standing Up for Consumers

"Every day at the Capitol before I sponsor or vote on legislation, I always ask, "How will this make people's lives better?" I was proud to sponsor the Arbitration Service Provider Transparency Act that has now passed through the House because it does just that —  helps make everyday consumer's lives better."

Read the full op-ed about one of my bills, the Arbitration Provider Transparency Act that has successfully passed the house: CLICK HERE. 

March 23, 2018

Colorado House moving bills to address high healthcare costs

House Bill 1009, sponsored by Rep. Dylan Roberts, D-Eagle, would require pharmaceutical companies, pharmacy benefit managers, insurers and nonprofits to make more information available on insulin pricing, including production costs, annual profits, and wholesale costs. 

Full article: CLICK HERE

March 20, 2018

State lawmakers look to prevent mining disasters and protect Colorado's clean water - The Denver Post

Colorado lawmakers on Tuesday took a step toward preventing future mining disasters through the introduction of House Bill  18-1301, a bill that will ensure that water quality and cleanup is a top priority in the issuance of new hard-rock mining permits. 

"Water's our most valuable resource. Protecting our water is always an effort we should undertake in the legislature," said Rep. Dylan Roberts, D-Eagle, a bill sponsor. "This year, our water supply could be very scarce and making sure that water is clean is of huge importance." 

Read the full Denver Post article: CLICK HERE.

March 8, 2018

Roberts' Rural CO Bills Advance

Two bills by Rep. Dylan Roberts to boost rural Colorado advanced in the House today. 

This evening, the House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee advanced HB18-1205, Rep. Roberts’ bill to reduce the disparity in health care costs between rural Coloradans and those on the Front Range. Rural Coloradans pay significantly higher health insurance premiums and the burden is heaviest on rural Coloradans whose incomes fall between 400 percent and 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

Read the full release: CLICK HERE

 Rep. Roberts presents HB18-1205 to the House Health Committee with County Commissioners  Wheelock (Clear Creek) and Cimino (Grand). The bill will help rural Coloradans who face increasing health insurance costs. It passed the committee on March 8, 2018 and heads to the House Appropriations Committee before a full vote on the House floor. 

Rep. Roberts presents HB18-1205 to the House Health Committee with County Commissioners  Wheelock (Clear Creek) and Cimino (Grand). The bill will help rural Coloradans who face increasing health insurance costs. It passed the committee on March 8, 2018 and heads to the House Appropriations Committee before a full vote on the House floor. 

March 7, 2018

Rep. Roberts March Newsletter

CLICK HERE to read about Rep. Roberts' bills and other work at the Capitol.

FeBRUARY TOWN HALL TOUR

Rep. Roberts hit the road in February and held coffees and town hall meetings across the district. Events were held in: Avon, Basalt, Eagle, Hayden, and Steamboat. 

 Town hall with State Rep. Millie Hamner in Basalt, Avon Town Hall, Ski Jouring in the Steamboat Winter Carnival Parade, Steamboat Town Hall. 

Town hall with State Rep. Millie Hamner in Basalt, Avon Town Hall, Ski Jouring in the Steamboat Winter Carnival Parade, Steamboat Town Hall. 

 

February 21, 2018

"Rural DA bill sponsored by Rep. Dylan Roberts passes 1st committee" Read full article: click here.

 Rep. Dylan Roberts (D-Eagle) presents HB 18-1102 with co-sponsor, Rep. Cole Wist (R-Centennial) to the House Judiciary Committee. The bill to extend a rural prosecutor fellowship program passed the panel on a 9-1 vote. 

Rep. Dylan Roberts (D-Eagle) presents HB 18-1102 with co-sponsor, Rep. Cole Wist (R-Centennial) to the House Judiciary Committee. The bill to extend a rural prosecutor fellowship program passed the panel on a 9-1 vote. 

 

February 20, 2018

"Advocating for You" - My February update column was published by our local newspapers: 

"I write today to provide an update on what has happened in the first month, what I am working on for you and what to expect in the month ahead.

A lot has happened in the month since the session began. We have already sent a law to the Governor's desk that will allow nurses to practice across state lines and fixed a tax code that will benefit our local special districts that provide public transportation, fire protection and other services."

Read the full letter in the Vail Daily and the Steamboat Pilot

February 6, 2018

Rep. Roberts February Newsletter

CLICK HERE to hear about the start of the 2018 legislative session and learn about Rep. Roberts' work at the Capitol. 

February 1, 2018

Honoring Eagle County and Routt County's Olympians on the House Floor. There are twenty-one athletes with connections to HD 26 heading to South Korea to represent us in the 2018 Winter Games! Go USA!

 

January 11, 2018

 Rep. Dylan Roberts listens to remarks by House Speaker Crisanta Duran on the opening day of the 2018 Colorado legislative session. 

Rep. Dylan Roberts listens to remarks by House Speaker Crisanta Duran on the opening day of the 2018 Colorado legislative session. 

OPENING DAY: Transportation got everyone's attention on the opening day of the Colorado legislature via Colorado Politics

January 9, 2018

Rep. Roberts Legislative Preview Newsletter

CLICK HERE to see what Rep. Roberts will be working on and see how you can stay in touch throughout the session.

January 8, 2018

Insulin Costs Draw Statehouse Scrutiny; Rep. Dylan Roberts to Demand Price Transparency

Freshman Rep. Dylan Roberts hasn't even started his first Colorado House session and has already introduced a bill that could help Colorado families struggling with diabetes and the cost of treating it. Read the full article in the Vail Daily here. 

january 5, 2018

Cost of Insulin to be debated by Colorado Lawmakers

When Lawmakers reconvene in Denver for the General Assembly session in January, one of the many topics up for debate will be the cost of insulin.

As the Fox 31 problem Solvers have highlighted previously, the cost of insulin has more than doubled in the last five years.

For instance, a vial of Humalog cost $254 dollars in 2016. It cost $122 in 2011.

“Over the last 20 years the cost of insulin has increased almost 1200 percent,” State Rep. Dylan Roberts said.

Roberts is sponsoring a measure to address the issue of increased insulin prices. Roberts has a personal connection to the issue. His brother died of a diabetic seizure several years ago.

Roberts’ bill would require pharmaceutical companies to detail with the state why the price of a drug is increasing.

CLICK: Full article with video story. 

December 31, 2017

State Rep. Dylan Roberts plans to introduce bill to bring transparency to insulin prices in Colorado

Inspired by a Nevada law that takes effect Monday, state Rep. Dylan Roberts, D-Eagle, plans to introduce legislation when the Colorado General Assembly convenes next week to require transparency about insulin pricing from drug manufacturers.

“If you have Type I diabetes, you cannot live without insulin, and it’s one of the prescription drugs whose price has increased exponentially over the past several years,” Roberts told Colorado Politics.

Full article: click here

November 13, 2017

Roberts Officially Joins CO Legislature

The House Democratic caucus gained a new member today with the swearing-in of Rep. Dylan Roberts to represent House District 26. He succeeds Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, whose resignation became effective Nov. 2.

More: http://www.cohousedems.com/archives/11787

November 1, 2017

Roberts: Thank you for the opportunity to serve as new House District 26 representative

Vail Daily

Read the letter from Rep-elect Roberts in the Vail Daily: https://www.vaildaily.com/opinion/roberts-thank-you-for-the-opportunity-to-serve-as-new-house-district-26-representative/