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Bill: HB13-1009
Title: Refund Deadline For Overpaid Sales & Use Tax
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/03/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (03/22/2013)
Senate CommitteeFinance
House CommitteeFinance
Senate SponsorsC. Jahn (D)
House SponsorsB. DelGrosso (R)
Official Summary

The bill requires a person who overpays the state sales and use tax to apply for the refund within 3 years after the date of purchase.

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Bill: HB13-1019
Title: Regulatory Reform Act
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/20/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/06/2013)
Senate Committee
House CommitteeState, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Senate SponsorsL. Tochtrop (D)
House SponsorsL. Szabo (R)
Official Summary

This bill enacts the "Regulatory Reform Act of 2013". Section 1 makes legislative declarations about the importance of businesses with 500 or fewer employees to the Colorado economy and the difficulty these types of businesses have in complying with new administrative rules that are not known or understood by these businesses. Section 2 defines "new rule" as any regulatory requirement in existence for less than one year prior to an audit or review by a state agency, and "minor violation" as any violation of a new rule by a business of 500 or fewer employees where the violation is minor in nature, involving record-keeping and issues that do not affect the life safety of the public or workers.

For the first minor violation of a new rule by a business of 500 or fewer employees, section 3 of the bill requires a state agency to issue a written warning and engage the business in educational outreach as to the methods of complying with the new rule. Section 3 requires state agencies to make information on new rules available and allows this information to be made available in electronic form.

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Bill: HB13-1046
Title: Employee User Name Password Privacy Protection
Position
Hearing Time
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/30/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/11/2013)
Senate CommitteeBusiness, Labor, & Technology
House CommitteeBusiness, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development
Senate SponsorsJ. Ulibarri (D)
House SponsorsA. Williams (D)
Official Summary

The bill prohibits an employer from requiring an employee or applicant for employment to disclose a user name, password, or other means for accessing a personal account or service through an electronic communications device. This does not include access to nonpersonal accounts or services that provide access to the employer's internal computer or information systems. The bill also prohibits an employer from discharging, disciplining, penalizing, or refusing to hire an employee or applicant who does not provide access to personal accounts or services.

The bill clarifies that an employer may investigate an employee to ensure compliance with securities or financial law or for suspected unauthorized downloading of proprietary information based on the receipt of information about these activities.

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Bill: HB13-1091
Title: Heavy-duty Diesel Emissions Testing Alternative
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/03/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (04/04/2013)
Senate CommitteeTransportation
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Senate SponsorsJ. Kefalas (D)
House SponsorsD. Young (D)
Official Summary

Currently, fleet owners participating in the heavy-duty diesel fleet inspection and maintenance program are required to test the opacity of their vehicles through self-certification. The bill authorizes the air quality control commission to promulgate rules to allow, and to determine eligibility for, an alternative method for demonstrating compliance with opacity standards in which fleet owner participants follow and submit proof of exemplary maintenance practices. The bill also makes a conforming amendment.

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Bill: HB13-1110
Title: Special Fuel Tax & Electric Vehicle Fee
Position
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/22/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/15/2013)
Senate CommitteeTransportation
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Senate SponsorsM. Jones (D)
House SponsorsR. Fischer (D)
Official Summary

The bill makes the following changes to the special fuel tax:

    • Section 3 of the bill modifies the definition of "distributor"to include persons who sell natural gas, certain fleet operators, and in limited circumstances, public utilities. It also modifies the definition of "gallon" to include gallon gasoline equivalents.
    • Section 4 lowers the tax rates for compressed natural gas,liquefied natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas. These rates are phased-in over 6 years.
    • Section 5 repeals the annual fee that is charged in lieu ofthe special fuel tax and the related decal system, so that liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas are subject to the special fuel tax. Section 5 also exempts compressed natural gas that is supplied to a user at a residential home from the special fuel tax. This exemption ends on July 1, 2017.
    • Sections 6, 7, and 8 make conforming amendments relatedto the preceding changes.
    • Section 9 requires the department of transportation toprepare and submit a report to the transportation legislation review committee concerning related alternative fuels and the public roads and highways.
    • The bill requires the director of the division of oil and public safety to promulgate the following rules:
    • Section 2 requires rules for natural gas setting forthstandards related to inspections; specifications; shipment notification; record keeping; labeling of containers; use of meters or mechanical devices for measurement; submittal of installation plans; and minimum standards for the design, construction, location, installation, and operation of natural gas systems and equipment and handling of the natural gas; and
    • Section 9requires rules related to the accurate measurementof liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas.
    • Section 10 requires county clerks and recorders to annually collect a $30 fee at the time of registration on every motor vehicle that is propelled by plug-in electricity. The money is credited to the highway users tax fund. Upon payment of this fee, a person will receive a decal that the department of revenue creates, and this decal must be attached to the upper right-hand corner of the front windshield on the motor vehicle for which it was issues.

 

 

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Bill: HB13-1128
Title: Exclude Clean Counties From Enhanced Emission Area
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/17/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusHouse Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely (02/13/2013)
Senate Committee
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Senate SponsorsK. Lundberg (R)
House SponsorsL. Saine (R)
Official Summary

The bill allows a board of county commissioners for a particular county to exclude, by resolution, any or all parts of the county from the enhanced motor vehicle emissions program area if the excluded part of the county does not violate any national ambient air quality standard for carbon monoxide or ozone as established by the environmental protection agency.

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Bill: HB13-1136
Title: Job Protection Civil Rights Enforcement Act 2013
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/25/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/06/2013)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate SponsorsM. Carroll (D)
L. Guzman (D)
House SponsorsJ. Salazar (D)
C. Levy (D)
Official Summary

Current law does not permit an award of compensatory or punitive damages or attorney fees and costs to a plaintiff who prevails in a complaint before the Colorado civil rights commission (commission) or in a lawsuit alleging a discriminatory or unfair employment practice under state law, even in cases of intentional discrimination. While federal employment antidiscrimination laws allow such damages in cases where intentional discrimination is found, and allows an award of reasonable attorney fees and costs, only employers who employ 15 or more employees are subject to federal law. Moreover, victims of employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation are not afforded protections under federal law. Thus, employees who work for employers with fewer than 15 employees or who claim employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation are not allowed compensatory or punitive damages and cannot recover reasonable attorney fees and costs when they prove a case of intentional employment discrimination.

Additionally, current law precludes a claim of age discrimination by persons 70 years of age or older.

Section 1 of the bill establishes the "Job Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act of 2013", which would allow the additional remedies of compensatory and punitive damages in employment discrimination cases brought under state law against employers where intentional discrimination is proven. These damages would be in addition to the remedies allowed under current law, namely, front pay, back pay, interest on back pay, reinstatement or hiring, and other equitable relief that may be awarded. Compensatory damages are to compensate a plaintiff for other pecuniary losses, emotional pain and suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and other nonpecuniary losses. If the plaintiff shows by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant engaged in a discriminatory or unfair employment practice with malice or reckless indifference to the rights of the plaintiff, the plaintiff may recover punitive damages.

The bill limits the amount of compensatory and punitive damages to the amounts specified in the federal "Civil Rights Act of 1991" and directs the commission or court to consider the size and assets of the defendant and the egregiousness of the intentional discriminatory or unfair employment practice when determining the amount of damages to award the victim.

When a plaintiff claims compensatory or punitive damages in a civil lawsuit, either party to the action is entitled to demand a jury trial.

Additionally, the court may award the prevailing plaintiff reasonable attorney fees and costs and, if the court finds that the action was frivolous, groundless, or vexatious, the court may award attorney fees and costs to the defendant.

Section 2 of the bill removes the maximum age limit for purposes of age discrimination claims, thereby permitting persons 70 years of age or older to pursue a claim based on age discrimination.

Section 3 of the bill authorizes the commission to appoint a working group of employers and employees to assist in education and outreach efforts to foster compliance with laws prohibiting discriminatory or unfair employment practices.

The remedies available under the bill would apply to causes of action alleging discriminatory or unfair employment practices accruing on or after January 1, 2015.

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Bill: HB13-1222
Title: Family Care Act Family Medical Leave Eligibility
Position
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Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/22/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/03/2013)
Senate CommitteeHealth & Human Services
House CommitteeHealth, Insurance & Environment
Senate SponsorsJ. Ulibarri (D)
House SponsorsC. Peniston (D)
Official Summary

Under the federal "Family and Medical Leave Act" (FMLA), an employee is entitled to 12 workweeks of leave during a 12-month period to care for a spouse, child, or parent of the employee who has a serious health condition. In the case of a parent using FMLA leave to care for a child, the FMLA permits the leave only for the parent of a child who is under 18 years of age or is incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability. Current Colorado law is silent with regard to required family and medical leave, so Colorado employees are entitled to leave as specified in the FMLA.

The bill expands the group of family members for whom employees in Colorado may take FMLA leave when the family member has a serious health condition to include a person to whom the employee is related by blood, adoption, legal custody, marriage, or civil union or with whom the employee resides and is in a committed relationship. As a result, an employee is permitted to use FMLA leave for a child, regardless of the age or dependency of the child, as well as for a sibling, partner in a civil union, grandparent, grandchild, or in-law.

An employee who is denied leave to care for a person in the expanded group of family members has the right to recover damages or equitable relief, as is currently the case for persons denied leave to care for a family member for whom leave is permitted under the FMLA.

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Bill: HB13-1247
Title: Innovative Motor Vehicle Income Tax Credit
Position
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Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/17/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/15/2013)
Senate CommitteeTransportation
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Senate SponsorsM. Johnston (D)
J. Ulibarri (D)
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
C. Duran (D)
Official Summary

The bill:

  • Allows a taxpayer to claim the credit for a plug-in electricmotor vehicle that is equipped with a gasoline-powered internal combustion engine;
  • Clarifies the way the credit is calculated for the purchase orlease of a plug-in electric motor vehicle and compressed natural gas motor vehicle in order to simplify it for administrative purposes; and ! Extends the credit for an additional 6 years.
  • Extends the credit for an additional 6 years.
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Bill: HB13-1288
Title: Establish Statewide Uniform Sales & Use Tax Base
Position
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/18/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/28/2013)
Senate CommitteeFinance
House CommitteeFinance
Senate SponsorsO. Hill (R)
P. Steadman (D)
House SponsorsK. Conti (R)
D. Kagan (D)
Official Summary

Currently, local governments and the state do not always impose sales or use tax on the same transactions. The bill requires the department of revenue, in consultation with representatives of a nonprofit organization that assists municipal officials, to make recommendations on establishing a uniform sales and use tax base throughout the state. The representatives of a nonprofit organization that assists municipal officials must have experience in writing sales and use tax policy and must represent constituents of a local taxing jurisdiction. The uniform sales and use tax base must be established so that sales and use tax remittances under the uniform sales and use tax base will be revenue neutral for the state or any local taxing jurisdiction. In order to ensure revenue neutrality, the bill requires that every effort be made to determine a list of exemptions that are currently applied by the state and any local taxing jurisdiction. If the uniform sales and use tax base requires the state or a local taxing jurisdiction to start taxing an item that was previously exempted by the state or by a local taxing jurisdiction, the bill specifies that the tax rate for such item must be 0% for that jurisdiction. If the state or any local taxing jurisdiction starts taxing an item that was previously exempted at a rate that exceeds 0%, the state or local taxing jurisdiction must seek voter approval for such tax rate increase pursuant to section 20 of article X of the state constitution.

The bill specifies that the recommendations be included in a report to the general assembly that must be completed no later than December 31, 2013. The bill specifies that the members of the general assembly are then encouraged to consider the recommendations and introduce legislation in the 2014 legislative session to create a uniform sales and use tax base.

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Bill: HB13-1289
Title: Electronic Motor Vehicle Info Transfer
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/03/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (06/05/2013)
Senate CommitteeTransportation
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Senate SponsorsD. Balmer (R)
C. Jahn (D)
House SponsorsT. Dore (R)
D. Moreno (D)
Official Summary

The bill provides authority to the department of revenue to establish a system to allow the electronic registration and titling of motor vehicles and electronic transmission of motor vehicle lien information. The title certificate is considered to be held by the mortgage or lien holder when an electronic mortgage or lien is used. A copy of the electronic mortgage or lien is admissible as evidence in judicial or administrative proceedings. The department is authorized to accept gifts, grants, or donations into the electronic motor vehicle registration cash fund.

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Bill: HB13-1295
Title: Simplify Sales Tax For Marketplace Fairness Act
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/18/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/28/2013)
Senate CommitteeFinance
House CommitteeFinance
Senate SponsorsR. Heath (D)
House SponsorsM. Ferrandino (D)
Official Summary

The 113th Congress is considering legislation, cited as the "Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013" (federal act) that, if enacted, grants states the authority to compel certain out-of-state retailers with gross annual receipts in total remote sales of more than $1,000,000 (remote sellers) to collect and remit sales tax on behalf of the state and local taxing jurisdictions at the time of a transaction when the item purchased will be delivered in the state. Local retailers are already required to collect sales tax on behalf of the state and local taxing jurisdictions at the time of a local transaction. The federal act specifies that states are only granted this authority after certain minimum simplification requirements are met. The bill meets those minimum simplification requirements by:

  • Establishing remote sales as a part of existing sales tax law;
  • Specifying that only the state's sales tax base, not a local sales tax base, will apply to all remote sales;
  • Requiring that the department of revenue be responsible for all state and local sales tax administration, return processing, including the establishment of a single form for returns, and audits for remote sales;
  • Establishing the sourcing definition provided in the federal act in order to properly source all interstate sales to the state;
  • Requiring the department of revenue to provide information to remote sellers that indicates the taxability of products and services along with any product and service exemptions from sales tax in the state;
  • Requiring the department of revenue to provide remote sellers a sales tax rate database and a database of local taxing jurisdiction boundaries;
  • Requiring the department of revenue to provide, or to contract with certified software providers to provide on its behalf, software to remote sellers, free of charge, that calculates sales taxes due on each transaction at the time the transaction is completed, files sales tax returns, and updates to reflect any tax rate changes for the state or any local taxing jurisdiction; and
  • Providing the required relief of liability to remote sellers for errors.

The bill allows local taxing jurisdictions governed by a home rule charter to opt in by passing an ordinance or resolution accepting the state's administration and distribution of its local sales tax on remote sales that is collected and remitted by remote sellers in conformance with the provisions of the bill.

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Bill: SB13-016
Title: Self-driving Motor Vehicle Guidance
Position
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Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/12/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSenate Committee on Transportation Postpone Indefinitely (02/05/2013)
Senate CommitteeTransportation
House Committee
Senate SponsorsG. Brophy (R)
House Sponsors
Official Summary

The bill makes a legislative declaration and clarifies that a person may drive using a guidance system but requires the system to:

  • Safely operate in conformity with traffic law;
  • Have an override switch;
  • Return control to the driver when the driver steers, brakes,or uses the override switch;
  • Show the driver whether the system is engaged;
  • Alert the driver and bring the motor vehicle to a stop unlessthe driver takes manual control upon detecting a system failure. 

A driver needs a license and insurance when using a guidance system. A driver may use a mobile phone, including text messaging, while using a guidance system. A driver of a motor truck or in a motorcade need not leave room for another vehicle to enter the space in front of the driver while using the guidance system.

By August 30, 2018, the department of revenue and state patrol will give a report on guidance systems and make recommendations to the general assembly concerning the use of guidance systems.

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Bill: SB13-018
Title: Permissible Use Of Credit Information By Employers
Position
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/22/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (04/19/2013)
Senate CommitteeBusiness, Labor, & Technology
House CommitteeBusiness, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development
Senate SponsorsJ. Ulibarri (D)
House SponsorsR. Fischer (D)
Official Summary

The bill creates the "Employment Opportunity Act", which specifies the purposes for which consumer credit information (i.e., consumer credit reports and credit scores) can be used by an employer or potential employer (jointly referred to as "employer"). Specifically, the bill:

  • Prohibits an employer's use of consumer credit informationfor employment purposes if the information is unrelated to the job;
  • Requires an employer to disclose to an employee orapplicant for employment (jointly referred to as "employee") when the employer uses the employee's consumer credit information to take adverse action against him or her and the particular credit information upon which the employer relied;
  • Authorizes an employee aggrieved by a violation of theabove provisions to bring suit for an injunction, damages, or both; and
  • Requires the department of labor and employment toenforce the laws related to employer use of consumer credit information.
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Bill: SB13-061
Title: Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspections
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/15/2013)
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LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSenate Committee on Transportation Postpone Indefinitely (02/14/2013)
Senate CommitteeTransportation
House Committee
Senate SponsorsS. Renfroe (R)
House SponsorsP. Buck (R)
Official Summary

Currently, a motor vehicle that is being registered in the emissions program area for the first time is exempt from the requirement to get an emissions control inspection if the motor vehicle is in its fourth model year or newer. The bill extends the exemption period from 4 years to 10 years and expands its coverage to previously registered motor vehicles that have never failed an emissions control inspection. It also extends the exemption period for government-owned and dealer-owned vehicles to 10 years. Finally, the bill creates a senior citizen hardship exemption whereby a senior citizen may register one motor vehicle without obtaining an emissions control inspection.

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Bill: SB13-070
Title: Alternative Fuel Fleet Vehicles
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/22/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (04/26/2013)
Senate CommitteeTransportation
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Senate SponsorsG. Schwartz (D)
House SponsorsM. Tyler (D)
Official Summary

Transportation Legislation Review Committee. Currently, the executive director of the department of personnel (director) is required to purchase motor vehicles that operate on compressed natural gas (CNG) for the state's motor vehicle fleet system, subject to their availability and the availability of adequate fuel and fueling infrastructure. There is an exemption if the increased cost of the vehicle is more than 10% over the cost of a comparable nonflexible fuel vehicle. The bill requires the director to purchase motor vehicles that operate on CNG or other alternative fuels, as currently defined by law, for the state's motor vehicle fleet system if either the increased base cost of such vehicle or the increased life-cycle cost of such vehicle is not more than 10% over the cost of a comparable dedicated petroleum fuel vehicle.

The bill requires the director to submit a report to the transportation committees of the senate and the house of representatives during the 2013 legislative session regarding the purchase of vehicles that operate on CNG and other alternative fuels.

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Bill: SB13-126
Title: HOA Condo Apt Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/01/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/03/2013)
Senate CommitteeLocal Government
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Senate SponsorsL. Guzman (D)
House SponsorsC. Duran (D)
Official Summary

Sections 1, 2, and 3 of the bill prohibit a landlord or the unit owners' association of a condominium or common interest community, respectively, from restricting the right of a tenant or unit owner to install an electric vehicle charging system for his or her own use, at the tenant's or unit owner's expense, and subject to reasonable safety and insurance requirements.

Section 4 allows grants to be made from the electric vehicle grant fund to apartment owners, condominiums, and common interest communities to install recharging stations for electric vehicles.

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Bill: SB13-134
Title: Sales Tax Collection Motor Vehicle Sold At Auction
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/03/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (03/29/2013)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, & Military Affairs
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Senate SponsorsR. Baumgardner (R)
House Sponsors
Official Summary

Currently, vendors and retailers (including auctioneers for auction sales) collect and remit state and local sales tax. For motor vehicles sold at auction, unless the auctioneer is a licensed automobile dealer, the bill shifts the responsibility to collect sales tax from the auctioneer to the county clerk for the county in which the motor vehicle is to be registered.

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Bill: SB13-257
Title: Auto Inspection Program Exemption
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/17/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (05/06/2013)
Senate CommitteeTransportation
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate SponsorsS. King (R)
L. Tochtrop (D)
House SponsorsS. Ryden (D)
Official Summary

Legislative Audit Committee. Currently, a motor vehicle that is being registered in the emissions program area for the first time is exempt from the requirement to get an emissions control inspection if the motor vehicle is in its fourth model year or newer. The bill extends the exemption period from 4 years to 7 years.

The air quality control commission is directed to implement the extension of the exemption for current model year vehicles from 4 to 7 years in rules by January 1, 2014. The commission is also directed to adopt rules that allow for the use of on-board diagnostic testing equipment by the same date.

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Bill: SB13-265
Title: Motor Vehicle Dealer Franchise Agreements
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/17/2013)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (06/05/2013)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Senate SponsorsD. Balmer (R)
A. Kerr (D)
House SponsorsC. Holbert (R)
D. Kagan (D)
Official Summary

Section 1 of the bill clarifies that motor vehicle franchise law applies to a sales, service, and parts agreement (agreement), regardless of when it was adopted. Section 2 clarifies that each amendment to an agreement creates a new agreement under the statutes.

Currently, a manufacturer or distributor must file a copy of a typical agreement with the executive director of the department of revenue. Sections 3 and 4 require material changes to the agreement to also be filed.

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