Ray Rose Reply: The Armstrong Survey for 2006 Colorado Candidates
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Ray Rose, House District 58, Republican
I have experienced leadership and a proven voting record.
Do you SUPPORT or OPPOSE the use of eminent domain for purposes of economic development and/or generating tax revenues? STRONGLY OPPOSE
Will you SPONSOR, SUPPIRT, or OPPOSE legislation repealing the statewide smoking ban (except in government buildings)? OPPOSE
Will you SPONSOR, SUPPORT, or OPPOSE legislation prohibiting local governments from imposing smoking bans (except in government buildings)? OPPOSE
Will you SPONSOR, SUPPORT, or OPPOSE legislation to prohibit private citizens from every carrying a concealed weapon? I HAVE ALREADY CO-SPONSORED SUCH LEGISLATION AND SPONSORED LEGISLATION TO REMOVE SOME OF THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS ON GUN OWNERS.
Will you SPONSOR, SUPPORT, or OPPOSE legislation to allow citizens to carry a concealed weapon only with the permission and at the discretion of a law enforcement agent? OPPOSE
Will you SPONSOR, SUPPORT, or OPPOSE legislation to repeal background registration checks for private sales at gun shows? I HAVE SPONSORED SUCH LEGISLATION. IT WOULD HAVE CHANGED AMENDMENT 22.
Will you SPONSOR, SUPPORT, or OPPOSE legislation forcing gun owners to lock up their defensive firearms? OPPOSE STRONGLY.
Will you SPONSOR, SUPPORT, or OPPOSE legislation adding legal liability specifically to gun owners who do not lock up their defensive firearms? OPPOSE STRONGLY.
Will you SPONSOR, SUPPORT, or OPPOSE legislation restricting the number of firearms that a citizen may purchase in a given time period? If you would sponsor or support such legislation, please specify the restriction you favor. OPPOSE STRONGLY.
Will you SPONSOR, SUPPORT, or OPPOSE legislation further restricting the types of firearms that a citizen may purchase? If you would sponsor or support such legislation, please list all particular restrictions you would support. OPPOSE STRONGLY.
Will you SPONSOR, SUPPORT or OPPOSE legislation eliminating all corporate welfare to for-profit corporations? YOUR DEFINITION OF "CORPORATE WELFARE" MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN MINE. IT IS NOT A PROPER TERM
**Amendments and Referenda**
Amendment 38 - Petitions OPPOSE
Amendment 39 - School District Spending Requirements - SUPPORT
Amendment 40 - Term Limits for Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Judges OPPOSE
Amendment 41 - Standards of Conduct in Government OPPOSE
Amendment 42 - Colorado Minimum Wage OPPOSE
Amendment 43 - Marriage SUPPORT
Amendment 44 - Marijuana Possession OPPOSE
Referendum E - Property Tax Reduction for Disabled Veterans SUPPORT
Referendum F - Recall Deadlines OPPOSE
Referendum G - Obsolete Constitutional Provisions SUPPORT
Referendum H - Limiting a State Business Income Tax Deduction SUPPORT
Referendum I - Domestic Partnerships OPPOSE
Referendum J - School District Spending Requirements OPPOSE
Referendum K - Immigration Lawsuit Against Federal Government SUPPORT
Please describe which additional restrictions, if any, should be placed on abortion. I OPPOSE ABORTION.
Do you support more state spending on education? Vouchers? What do you think is the proeprty role of government in education? I STRONGLY SUPPORT VOUCHERS AND ACCOUNTABILITY, NOT MORE SPENDING IN EDUCATION.