Town Halls Will Highlight Bipartisan Push for 811 Reform

DENVER -- State Senators Ray Scott (R – Grand Junction) and Kerry Donovan (D-Vail) on Tuesday will travel to Greeley, Colorado, for the first of four bipartisan town halls highlighting the important role played by the 811 System in preventing mishaps related to buried energy or utilities infrastructure.

 

The lawmakers plan to bring legislation early next year that will reform the Colorado 811 system, ensuring accountability and safety when dealing with underground power, gas and other utility lines.

 

“Laws have been on the books for thirty years that would prevent tragedies and ensure that proper precautions are taken when it comes to our underground lines,” said Senator Scott. “This legislation is not more regulation or bureaucracy; it will simply ensure that our 811 system conforms with those laws, to better protect the people of Colorado.”

 

The first town hall will be held Tuesday, December 12, from 9 AM to 11 AM at the Double Tree Hilton, located at 919 7th Street in Greeley. This event is open to the public and press. RSVPs are requested but not mandatory.

 

Please direct any media inquiries to Sean Paige at 719-337-0355.
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