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UPDATE: Senator Crowder Urging Action on Converted Military Vehicles

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Senator Crowder just announced that remote testimony on his bill will be available on Monday, January 28th at 1:30pm at Lamar Community College, saving the time and expense of having to drive to La Junta-(Editor’s Note)

 

State Senator, Larry Crowder, representing District 35 in southern Colorado, is offering testimony on SB19-054 in La Junta Monday, January 28th at Otero Junior College before the Senate State Affairs Committee.  Crowder says the bill will try to fix a computer conversion the state inaugurated last September which eliminated military surplus vehicles from being registered for highway travel in the state.  The IT conversion created a situation in which military trucks are no longer registered and Crowder says this is impacting several businesses, including one in Lamar, which has been in operation since 1961.

State Senator Larry Crowder, District 35

Crowder said Rancher’s Supply has been transitioning military vehicles into agriculture serving products and passage of his bill will restore the ability to register and title vehicles allowing them to be operable again on state highways. Crowder added, “The business on the north side of Lamar has been in business transforming these vehicles into agriculture vehicles with such items as feed grinders, potato beds, water trucks and numerous other uses. It is my opinion that this is an economic driver for the area and the power of the state should not be administered in closing a business that has been in operation since 1961.  I am of the strong opinion that we should not use the power of government to impact economic development negatively. ”

The address will be made at McDivit Hall at Otero Junior College beginning at 1:30pm.

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