House Representative Jared Wright has introduced House Bill 1045 which prohibits any assistance by the state of Colorado in enforcing Section 1021 provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This bill has been assigned to the State, Veterans and Military Affairs House Committee.

Section 1021 of the NDAA which sets up a “legal” framework for the federal government to kidnap and detain anyone under the Authorization of the Use of Military Force. It expands the battlefield to the United States and to US citizens.

HB 1045 states, “This section…shall not provide aid to an agency of the armed forces of the United States in any investigation, prosecution, or detention of any person pursuant to section 1021 of the Federal “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012″.. if such aid would place the entity in violation of any provision of the United States Constitution, The Colorado Constitution, or any law of this state.”

This bill prohibits aid to the federal government from any agency of the state, political subdivision, Colorado state employee, or any member of the Colorado National Guard.

Representative Wright stated, HR1045 was a “top priority to introduce this bill to defend liberty. Congress has overstepped its bounds. For any citizen in Colorado that could be arrested by any federal agency or military and held under military law where rights and due process are suspended is wrong.”

Representative Wright is a former police officer. He said law enforcement “taught him that police officers have a great deal of power to take away someone’s liberties, and that power should always be held in check. This is why the Bill of Rights was created. I took my oath seriously as a police officer to not take anyone’s constitutional rights away.” He further stated, “I don’t want to see anyone subjected to NDAA.”

Representative Wright is still honoring his oath by upholding the Constitution and fighting back against the federal government’s over-reach. He says, “The country can’t work the way it was made if we destroy it.” And that is why Representative right has introduced HB 1045


If you live anywhere outside of Colorado, please contact your own legislators regarding anti-NDAA legislation. If none has been introduced in your state, you can email them The Liberty Preservation Act model legislation.

Track the status of NDAA nullification in states around the country HERE

Action Items

If you are a Colorado Resident, contact the State, Veterans and Military Affairs House Committee.

Representative Ryden, District 36
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2942

Vice Chair:
Representative Salazar, District 31
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2918

Representative Dore, District 64
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2398

Representative Foote, District 12
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2920

Representative Humphrey, District 48
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2943

Representative Labuda, District 01
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2966

Representative Melton, District 41
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2919

Representative Moreno, District 32
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2964

Representative Nordberg, District 14
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2965

Representative Wright, District 54
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2583

Representative Williams, District 07
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2909

Also, Colorado Residents can check out the Colorado Tenth Amendment Center here.

To nullify the NDAA in your state, check out the Liberty Preservation Act at the Tenth Amendment Centers model legislation website here.

Kelli Sladick

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