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Bill: HB13-1006
Title: K-12 Breakfast After The Bell Nutrition Program
House SponsorsD. Moreno (D)
T. Exum Sr. (D)
Senate SponsorsA. Giron (D)
Official Summary

The bill creates the "Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program" (program). The program requires every school with 70% or more students eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch to offer a free breakfast to each student in the school. Individual schools may select a method and time to offer the breakfast, so long as it occurs after the first bell of the school day. Exemptions are made for small schools and school districts and for public and charter schools that do not currently participate in the federal school lunch program.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/06/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/15/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1042
Title: State Income Tax Deduction Disallowed By IRC 280E
House SponsorsD. Kagan (D)
Senate SponsorsL. Guzman (D)
Official Summary

The starting point for determining state income tax liability is federal taxable income. This number is adjusted for additions and subtractions (deductions) that are used to determine Colorado taxable income, which amount is multiplied by the state's 4.63% income tax rate.

Section 280E of the internal revenue code (section 280E) prohibits a trade or business that is illegally trafficking controlled substances from claiming any federal income tax deductions. This increases federal taxable income and, consequently, state income tax liability.

The bill allows a taxpayer who is licensed under the "Colorado Medical Marijuana Code" or under regulations promulgated by the department of revenue pursuant to amendment 64 to claim a state income tax deduction for an expenditure that is eligible to be claimed as a federal income tax deduction but is disallowed by section 280E because marijuana is a controlled substance under federal law. Taxpayers eligible for this deduction include medical marijuana centers, optional premises cultivation operations, medical marijuana-infused product manufacturers, marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana testing facilities, marijuana product manufacturing facilities, and retail marijuana stores.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/03/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/28/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1043
Title: Modify Definition Of Deadly Weapon
House SponsorsM. Foote (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Heath (D)
Official Summary

Under current law, for the purposes of criminal law, a deadly weapon is defined as a firearm, whether loaded or unloaded; a knife; a bludgeon; or any other weapon, device, instrument, material, or substance, whether animate or inanimate, that in the manner it is used or intended to be used is capable of producing death or serious bodily injury.

The bill modifies this definition so that a firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, qualifies as a deadly weapon regardless of the manner in which it is used or intended to be used.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/14/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (03/15/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1044
Title: Authorize Graywater Use
House SponsorsR. Fischer (D)
Senate SponsorsG. Schwartz (D)
Official Summary

Current law is unclear regarding whether, and under what conditions, graywater may be used. Section 1 of the bill declares the importance of water conservation to the economy of Colorado and the well-being of its citizens.

Section 2 defines "graywater" as that portion of wastewater that, before being treated or combined with other wastewater, is collected from fixtures within residential, commercial, or industrial buildings or institutional facilities for the purpose of being put to beneficial uses authorized by the water quality control commission (commission) in the department of public health and environment. Sources of graywater may include discharges from bathroom and laundry room sinks, bathtubs, showers, and laundry machines, as well as water from other sources authorized by rules promulgated by the commission. Graywater does not include wastewater from toilets, urinals, kitchen sinks, nonlaundry utility sinks, and dishwashers. Graywater must be collected in a manner that minimizes household wastes, human excreta, animal or vegetable matter, and chemicals that are hazardous or toxic, as determined by the commission. Section 2 also defines "graywater treatment works".

Section 3 authorizes the commission to establish minimum statewide requirements, standards, and prohibitions. Graywater may only be used:

  • In accordance with the terms and conditions of applicabledecrees or well permits for source water rights or source water and any return flows therefrom;
  • In accordance with all federal, state, and localrequirements; and
  • If a local government adopts a resolution or ordinanceauthorizing its use.
  • Sections 4 and 5 give counties and municipalities the discretion to authorize graywater use and the exclusive authority to enforce

compliance with their graywater use resolutions and ordinances.

Section 6 authorizes the board of any groundwater management district to adopt rules restricting the use of graywater treatment works. Section 6 also permits a person using a small capacity well within a designated basin to use graywater, subject to the limitations on use contained in the well permit.

Sections 7, 8, and 10 authorize a person withdrawing water from a well to use graywater, subject to the limitations on use contained in the well permit or, if applicable, in an approved replacement plan or a decreed plan of augmentation.

Section 9 concerns graywater use by water users served by a municipality's or water district's water supplies. The graywater must be used for purposes that are permissible under the municipality's or water district's water rights. Such use of graywater is not reuse and is deemed not to cause injury.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/03/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/15/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1061
Title: Responsible Medical Marijuana Vendor Standards
House SponsorsD. Moreno (D)
Senate SponsorsI. Aguilar (D)
Official Summary

A person who wants to operate a responsible medical marijuana vendor server and seller training program (program) must submit an application to the medical marijuana state licensing authority (authority). The authority shall approve a program if the program contains, at a minimum, the following components:

  • Program standards that specify, at a minimum, who mustattend, the time frame for new staff to attend, recertification requirements, record-keeping, testing and assessment protocols, and effectiveness evaluations; and
  • A core curriculum of pertinent statutory and regulatoryprovisions, which curriculum includes: 
    • Information on required licenses, age requirements, patient registry cards issued by the department of public health and environment, maintenance of records, privacy issues, and unlawful acts;
    • Administrative and criminal liability and license and court sanctions;
    • Statutory and regulatory requirements for employees and owners;
    • Acceptable forms of identification, including patient registry cards and associated documents and procedures; and
    • Local and state licensing and enforcement, which may include, but need not be limited to, key statutes and rules affecting patients, owners, managers, and employees. 

The authority may grant a licensed medical marijuana business (business) a responsible vendor designation (designation). A business receives the designation if all employees who sell or handle medical marijuana, all managers, and all resident on-site owners successfully complete a program that the authority has approved. A designation is valid for 2 years from the date of issuance. If the authority brings an administrative action against a business that has received the designation, the authority shall consider the designation as mitigation.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/01/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (04/04/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1074
Title: CDPHE Primary Care Office
House SponsorsT. Kraft-Tharp (D)
Senate SponsorsE. Roberts (R)
Official Summary

This bill moves the primary care office and its powers, duties, and functions from the prevention services division to the department of public health and environment (CDPHE). The bill updates the law to make it consistent with federal requirements for programs operated by the primary care office. The bill reduces the number of members of the Colorado health service corps advisory council and clarifies the moneys included in the Colorado health service corps fund.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/11/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (04/26/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1078
Title: Repeal Colorado Health Benefit Exchange
House SponsorsJ. Joshi (R)
Senate SponsorsT. Harvey (R)
S. Renfroe (R)
Official Summary

In 2010, pursuant to the enactment of federal law that allowed each state to establish a health benefit exchange option through state law or opt to participate in a national exchange, the general assembly enacted the "Colorado Health Benefit Exchange Act" (act). The act created the state exchange, a board of directors (board) to implement the exchange, and a legislative health benefits exchange implementation review committee to make recommendations to the board. This bill repeals the act.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/10/2013)
StatusHouse Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Postpone Indefinitely (02/05/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1085
Title: Change Possession Of Weapons By Previous Offender
House SponsorsP. Buck (R)
Senate SponsorsS. Renfroe (R)
Official Summary

Under current law the crime of possession of weapons by previous offenders applies to all felony convictions. The bill limits the felony application to felonies under the victim's rights act, burglary, arson, or any felony involving the use of force or the use of a deadly weapon.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/20/2013)
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (04/02/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1092
Title: Limit Approp To Executive Branch For Org Fees
House SponsorsJ. Joshi (R)
Senate Sponsors
Official Summary

For the 2013-14 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the bill prohibits the general assembly from appropriating more than $2 million to the executive branch of government for use by the governor or by any executive department to pay the costs associated with membership to certain professional organizations.

On January 1, 2014, the bill requires the state treasurer to deduct an amount equal to the total reduction in general fund appropriations for membership to professional organizations and transfer such sum to the state education fund. The treasurer is required to deduct and transfer the same amount to the state education fund annually.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/13/2013)
StatusHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/20/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1115
Title: CoverColorado Repeal
House SponsorsB. McCann (D)
Senate SponsorsE. Roberts (R)
P. Steadman (D)
Official Summary

The bill recognizes that as a result of the passage of health care reform by the federal government, Colorado residents termed "high risk" for purposes of health insurance coverage will be able to obtain health insurance coverage regardless of preexisting medical conditions. Therefore, there is no reason for the continued existence of the CoverColorado program.

The bill provides for the repeal of CoverColorado, effective March 31, 2015. Prior to the repeal, the bill requires the board of directors of CoverColorado to develop an orderly plan for cessation of the program including:

  • Cessation of enrollment of new participants for coverageafter December 1, 2013;
  • Termination of health care coverage for existingparticipants, effective April 1, 2014;
  • Payment or settlement of claims for covered services andall other outstanding liabilities by December 31, 2014; and
  • By March 31, 2015, final disposition of all remaining fundsin any account of the program.
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/22/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/28/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1117
Title: Alignment Of Child Development Programs
House SponsorsM. Hamner (D)
Senate SponsorsM. Hodge (D)
A. Kerr (D)
Official Summary

Section 1 of the bill states the general assembly's recognition that it is in the state's best interest for a specific office within the department of human services (department) to administer early childhood programs.

Section 2 of the bill specifies that the department has the responsibility to administer early childhood programs and to assist the state board of human services in awarding grants. Participation in any early childhood program is voluntary and is not intended to interfere with parental rights.

Section 3 of the bill moves the early childhood leadership council (ECLC) from the governor's office to the department. The overall membership is reduced from 35 to 20 members, by removing representatives of the office of information technology, the office of economic development, the state workforce development council, and the legislature. The reconstituted ECLC will now include representatives from the local public health community. The ECLC's duties are changed to include more advising and monitoring of efforts around early childhood programs. The ECLC was scheduled to repeal July 1, 2013, but this date is extended to September 1, 2018.

The bill relocates several boards and programs from the department of public health and environment to the department of human services without substantive change:

  • The nurse home visitation program (section 4);
  • The Tony Grampsas youth services program, the Colorado youth mentoring services program, the Colorado student dropout prevention and intervention program, and the Colorado student before-and-after-school project (section 5);
  • The Colorado Children's Trust Fund and its board (sections 7 and 8); and
  • The family resource center program (sections 9-11).

The remaining sections of the bill make conforming amendments.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/29/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/07/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1128
Title: Exclude Clean Counties From Enhanced Emission Area
House SponsorsL. Saine (R)
Senate SponsorsK. Lundberg (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.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/17/2013)
StatusHouse Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely (02/13/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1144
Title: Eliminate Cigarette Sales & Use Tax Exemption
House SponsorsD. Kagan (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Steadman (D)
Official Summary

Prior to July 1, 2009, cigarettes were exempt from the state sales and use tax. This exemption was suspended from that date until July 1, 2013, so that cigarettes were subject to the state sales and use tax. During this same period, local sales and use tax exemptions for cigarettes were left unchanged.

The bill makes permanent the state sales and use tax on cigarettes by repealing the state exemption altogether. The local exemptions remain unchanged.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/18/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/28/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1158
Title: Cottage Foods Act
House SponsorsM. Hamner (D)
Senate SponsorsG. Schwartz (D)
Official Summary

The bill amends the "Colorado Cottage Foods Act" to clarify the food handling and safety course requirement for producers. Food producers under the act are exempted from regulation under the "Farm Products Act". A person is allowed to sell up to 250 dozen eggs per month under the act.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/24/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (04/04/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1162
Title: Concealed Handgun Carry No Permit
House SponsorsC. Holbert (R)
Senate SponsorsO. Hill (R)
Official Summary

The bill allows a person who legally possesses a handgun under state and federal law to carry a concealed handgun in Colorado. A person who carries a concealed handgun under the authority created in the bill has the same carrying rights and is subject to the same limitations that apply to a person who holds a permit to carry a concealed handgun under current law, including the prohibition on the carrying of a concealed handgun on the grounds of a public elementary, middle, junior high, or high school.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/14/2013)
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (02/19/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1169
Title: No Background Check With Concealed Carry Permit
House SponsorsS. Humphrey (R)
Senate SponsorsG. Brophy (R)
Official Summary

The bill allows a person to satisfy federal and state background check requirements for the transfer of a firearm by presenting a valid Colorado concealed handgun permit. The bill amends the application procedure for concealed handgun permits to satisfy federal criminal background check requirements.

On or before October 1, 2013, the Colorado bureau of investigation shall establish and make available to each sheriff in the state a template for permits to carry concealed handguns. On and after January 1, 2014, each sheriff of the state shall ensure that each permit that he or she issues or renews conforms to the template.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/14/2013)
StatusHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/18/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1170
Title: Policies Allowing Concealed Carry In Public School
House SponsorsS. Humphrey (R)
Senate SponsorsO. Hill (R)
Official Summary

The bill authorizes a school district board of education and the governing board of a charter school to adopt a written policy to allow an employee of the school district or charter school to carry a concealed handgun on school grounds if the person holds a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/16/2013)
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (02/19/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1175
Title: Higher Ed Funding Before Medicaid Expansion
House SponsorsB. DelGrosso (R)
Senate Sponsors
Official Summary

The bill limits the expansion of the medicaid program to newly eligible persons until such time as the general fund appropriation to higher education is at least $747,000,000.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/15/2013)
StatusHouse Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely (02/19/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1180
Title: Allocation Of Tobacco Litigation Settlement Moneys
House SponsorsC. Gerou (R)
Senate SponsorsP. Steadman (D)
Official Summary

Joint Budget Committee. Senate Bill 11-224 reduced the original allocations of tobacco litigation settlement moneys (settlement moneys) to the nurse home visitor program (program) for fiscal years 2011-12 through 2016-17 and required the settlement moneys saved by reducing the allocations to be transferred to the general fund. The bill:

  • Requires the settlement moneys saved by reducing theallocation for fiscal year 2012-13 to be transferred to the tobacco settlement defense account of the tobacco litigation settlement cash fund instead of the general fund; and
  • Generally restores the allocations to the program to theiroriginal levels for fiscal years 2013-14 through 2016-17, but reduces the original allocations for fiscal years 2013-14 and 2014-15 by $1 million each and requires the settlement moneys saved by reducing the allocations to be transferred to the tobacco settlement defense account of the tobacco litigation settlement cash fund.

In order to clarify the historical record of allocations of settlement moneys already made to the program, the bill also reorganizes through repeal and reeenactment the statutory provision that has specified and continues to specify the allocation of settlement moneys to the program.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/29/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/11/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1181
Title: Tobacco Program Cash Funds
House SponsorsC. Levy (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Steadman (D)
Official Summary

Joint Budget Committee. Current law allocates tobacco litigation settlement moneys (settlement moneys) for various programs (tobacco programs), and the allocation for many programs is a statutorily specified percentage of the total amount of settlement moneys annually received by the state. The general assembly typically appropriates the entire estimated amount of the statutory allocation for such a program based on a projection of the amount of settlement moneys that the state will receive. But if the actual amount of settlement moneys received by the state exceeds the projected amount, the annual appropriation for a program will be less than the statutory allocation to the program. In many cases, the portion of the statutory allocation in excess of the annual appropriation that cannot be spent reverts to the general fund or the tobacco litigation settlement cash fund at the end of the fiscal year and is lost to the program.

The bill helps ensure that a program affected as described above can spend its entire statutory allocation of settlement moneys by:

  • Creating separate dedicated cash funds for those tobaccoprograms that do not already have such cash funds; and
  • Requiring the lesser of all unexpended and unencumberedmoneys remaining in the cash fund of a tobacco program at the end of any fiscal year or an amount of such moneys equal to 5% of the amount appropriated from the cash fund for the fiscal year to remain in the cash fund instead of being transferred.
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/15/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (03/22/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1187
Title: No New Federal Firearm Laws
House SponsorsL. Landgraf (R)
Senate SponsorsK. Lundberg (R)
Official Summary

A statute, order, rule, or regulation of the U.S. government that becomes effective on or after January 1, 2013, shall be unenforceable within Colorado if the statute, rule, or regulation purports to impose a prohibition, restriction, or limitation upon the possession of a firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition, including but not limited to a capacity or size limitation or a registration requirement, that does not exist under the laws of this state.

An employee or agent of the U.S. government who enforces or attempts to enforce a statute, rule, or regulation of the U.S. government in violation of the provisions of the bill commits a class 1 misdemeanor.

The attorney general may defend a Colorado resident who is prosecuted by the U.S. government for an alleged offense in violation of the provisions of the bill.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/13/2013)
StatusHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/18/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1192
Title: Genetically Engineered Food Labeling
House SponsorsJ. Labuda (D)
Senate Sponsors
Official Summary

The bill defines "genetically engineered" and requires a person selling, distributing, or offering for sale food in Colorado that he or she is aware contains genetically engineered material or was produced with genetically engineered material to label the food as follows: "This product contains genetically engineered material or was produced with genetically engineered material". The bill exempts certain foods from the labeling requirement.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/20/2013)
StatusHouse Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Postpone Indefinitely (02/21/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1215
Title: Restrict Minors Access Artificial Tanning Devices
House SponsorsC. Peniston (D)
Senate SponsorsL. Tochtrop (D)
Official Summary

Effective July 1, 2013, the bill:

  • Prohibits the use of artificial tanning devices by minorsunder 15 years of age unless the use is prescribed by a physician; and
  • Requires a signed parental consent form or physicianprescription for minors 15 years of age or older but under 18 years of age to use an artificial tanning device.

A parental consent form is valid for 6 months unless the parent withdraws his or her consent.

The department of public health and environment is to develop a consent form that details the health risks associated with the use of artificial tanning devices. Owners, operators, and employees of artificial tanning devices are subject to penalties of up to $200 for each failure to comply with the requirements of the bill.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/17/2013)
StatusHouse Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over to 05/10/2013 (05/08/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1226
Title: No Concealed Carry At Colleges
House SponsorsC. Levy (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Heath (D)
Official Summary

Under current law, a person who possesses a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun (permit) may do so in all areas of the state, with certain exceptions. The bill creates a new exception stating that a permit does not authorize a permit holder to possess a concealed handgun:

  • In any building or structure, or any portion thereof, that isused by a public institution of higher education for any purpose;
  • In any stadium or arena that is used by a public institutionof higher education to host events, including but not limited to athletic and extracurricular events and graduation ceremonies; or
  • At an outdoor, institution-sponsored event on the campusof the institution at which the chief administrator of the institution's campus, in consultation with the chief officer of the institution's campus safety agency, has elected to prohibit the carrying of firearms. 

A permit holder who is employed or retained by contract by a public institution of higher education as a security officer may carry a concealed handgun onto the real property, or into any improvement erected thereon, of the public institution of higher education while the permittee is on duty.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/14/2013)
StatusSenate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/10/2013 (03/08/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1228
Title: Payment For Background Checks For Gun Transfers
House SponsorsL. Court (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Heath (D)
Official Summary

The Colorado bureau of investigation (CBI) shall impose a fee for performing an instant criminal background check pursuant to the transfer of a firearm. The amount of the fee shall not exceed the total amount of direct and indirect costs incurred by CBI in performing the background check.

The amount collected as fees shall be transferred to the state treasurer for credit to the instant criminal background check cash fund (fund), which fund is created in the bill.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/20/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (03/20/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1238
Title: Transfer Funds For Med Marijuana Enforcement
House SponsorsB. McCann (D)
Senate SponsorsL. Newell (D)
Official Summary

The bill transfers $2.5 million from the medical marijuana program cash fund to the department of human services for marijuana and prescription drug abuse treatment each year for the next 4 years. A portion of that money shall fund prevention programs in the Tony Grampsas youth services program.

The state licensing authority shall collect both the application and licensing fees at the time of application and will refund the licensing fee if the applicant is denied a local license or withdraws the application.

The state licensing authority shall post a report on its web site by October 31, 2013, that shows the number of applications received, licenses granted, applications denied, applications withdrawn, and the results of enforcement efforts.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/26/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/28/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1239
Title: Creation Of A Statewide Youth Development Plan
House SponsorsB. McCann (D)
Senate SponsorsM. Hodge (D)
Official Summary

The bill directs the Tony Grampsas youth services board to convene, subject to available funding, a group of interested parties to create a statewide youth development plan and a baseline measurement of youth activities, based on available data and resources.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/17/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/28/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1240
Title: Penalties For Persistent Drunk Drivers
House SponsorsD. Young (D)
Senate SponsorsS. King (R)
Official Summary

In current law, the definition of "persistent drunk driver"includes a person who drives a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.17 or more. The bill lowers this threshold to 0.15 or more. The bill also amends the definition of "persistent drunk driver" to include a person who refuses to take or complete, or to cooperate in the completing of, a test of his or her blood, breath, saliva, or urine as required by law.

In current law, if a person is designated a persistent drunk driver, the state department of revenue (department) requires the person to complete a level II alcohol and drug education and treatment program. Under the bill, the department shall also require the person to hold a restricted license requiring the use of an ignition interlock device upon the restoration of his or her driving privileges.

In current law, a person whose privilege to drive was revoked for one year or more because of a second or subsequent DUI, DUI per se, or DWAI conviction; for excess blood alcohol content (BAC); or for refusal may apply for an early reinstatement with an interlock-restricted license after the person's privilege to drive has been revoked for one year. The bill reduces this one-year waiting period to one month for persons 21 years of age or older at the time of the offense; except that, for a person 21 years of age or older at the time of the offense whose privilege to drive was revoked because of a refusal, the waiting period is reduced to 2 months.

The bill amends the purposes of the first time drunk driving offender account in the highway users tax fund to include appropriations to the department to pay:

  • A portion of the costs for an ignition interlock device for apersistent drunk driver who is unable to pay the costs of the device and who installs the ignition interlock device on his or her vehicle on or after January 1, 2014; and
  • The department's costs associated with the implementationof the bill. 

In current law, with certain exceptions, a license revocation must run consecutively and not concurrently with any other revocation. The bill provides that, for an offense committed on or after January 1, 2014, with certain exceptions, a license revocation can run concurrently with any other revocation.

In current law, if a license is revoked for refusal, the revocation may not run concurrently, in whole or in part, with any previous or subsequent suspensions, revocations, or denials that may be provided for by law. The bill provides that, for a refusal committed on or after January 1, 2014, with certain exceptions, a license revocation can run concurrently with any other revocation.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/24/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/28/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1245
Title: Funding Colorado Health Benefit Exchange
House SponsorsB. McCann (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Steadman (D)
Official Summary

On and after January 1, 2014, in order to fund the Colorado health benefit exchange, the bill allows:

  • The health benefit exchange board of directors to assessagainst small group and individual health insurers in an amount necessary to provide for the sustainability of the exchange; and
  • A credit against the tax imposed against insurancecompanies to any insurance company that becomes a qualified taxpayer by making a contribution to the exchange.
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/12/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/23/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1261
Title: Use Of The Fort Lyon Correctional Facility Prop
House SponsorsL. Garcia (D)
T. Dore (R)
Senate SponsorsL. Crowder (R)
A. Giron (D)
Official Summary

The bill designates a portion of the Fort Lyon property, which was the site of a former state correctional facility, as a transitional residential community for the homeless to provide substance abuse supportive services, medical care, job training, and skill development for the residents. For this purpose, the division of housing in the department of local affairs is required to provide for the maintenance and operation of the Fort Lyon property and to enter into a contract with a private contractor to establish the residential community. In addition, the division is authorized to:

  • Solicit, accept, and expend gifts, grants, and donations from public and private sources related to the operation of the residential community, which moneys are deposited into the newly created Fort Lyon property cash fund; and
  • Lease all or part of the Fort Lyon property, with the cooperation of the department of personnel, to Bent county for the purpose of allowing the county to provide for the maintenance and operation of the property.

The governor's office or a state agency designated by the governor is authorized to receive a new quitclaim deed from the federal secretary of veterans affairs that provides the state with title to the Fort Lyon property that does not limit the use of the property. The department of corrections is prohibited from removing any supplies, personal property, or fixtures from the Fort Lyon property.

The division is required to annually submit to legislative committees a report about the residential facility.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/21/2013)
StatusSenate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely (05/03/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1266
Title: Health Insurance Alignment Federal Law
House SponsorsB. McCann (D)
B. Gardner (R)
Senate SponsorsI. Aguilar (D)
Official Summary

The bill aligns the "Colorado Health Care Coverage Act" (Colorado law) with the federal "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010" and the federal "Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" (federal law) to give the insurance commissioner the necessary authority to regulate health insurers with respect to new requirements of the federal law. The bill includes the following changes to Colorado law:

  • Makes defined terms in Colorado law consistent with the requirements of federal law;
  • Enacts the terms of Colorado's essential health benefits package;
  • Conforms Colorado's current mandatory coverage provisions to the requirements of federal law;
  • Requires all individual and small employer health insurance carriers selling health benefit plans in Colorado to issue and renew plans to all eligible individuals;
  • Conforms Colorado law to federal law requirements for dependent health coverage for persons under 26 years of age;
  • Prohibits discrimination against licensed or certified health care providers by health insurance carriers in the participation of health care providers in individual or group health benefit plans;
  • Conforms Colorado law regulating health insurance rates and the filing of health insurance plans to the requirements of federal law;
  • Aligns Colorado law with federal law for internal and external independent review of adverse determinations of health insurance carriers with respect to denial of benefits;
  • Consistent with federal law, prohibits carriers offering individual or small employer health benefit plans from imposing any preexisting condition exclusion with respect to coverage;
  • Makes wellness and prevention program requirements consistent with federal law;
  • Conforms carrier network adequacy requirements to federal law; and
  • Authorizes the insurance commissioner to adopt rules necessary to comply with requirements of federal law.
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/05/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/13/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1269
Title: Reduce Conflict Of Interest Oil And Gas Commission
House SponsorsM. Foote (D)
Senate SponsorsM. Jones (D)
Official Summary

Under current law, the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission:

  • Has mandates to reduce waste and to foster thedevelopment of oil and gas resources in a manner consistent with the protection of public health, the environment, and wildlife resources; and
  • Can include at least 3 commissioners who are employed bythe industry.

Section 1 of the bill amends the commission's mandate to ensure that the development of oil and gas resources protects public health, the environment, and wildlife resources. Section 2 redefines "waste" to exclude reduced production that results from compliance with government regulation.

Section 3 prohibits a newly appointed commissioner from being an employee, officer, or director of an oil and gas operator or oil and gas service company while serving on the commission.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/22/2013)
StatusSenate Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily (05/06/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1271
Title: Child Abuse Reporting Hotline & Child Welfare Rules
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
J. May (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Nicholson (D)
L. Newell (D)
Official Summary

The bill authorizes the creation of a child abuse reporting hotline system (hotline system) that provides a uniform method of contact that directly, immediately, and efficiently routes the person to the applicable entity responsible for accepting a report about possible child abuse or neglect and that is advertised to the public as a place for reporting known or suspected child abuse or neglect (report) or for making a request for information or services (an inquiry). The hotline system will be developed through a statewide child abuse hotline steering committee (steering committee) that includes state, county, and comprehensive and appropriate stakeholder representation.

The bill declares that the purpose of the hotline system is to enhance the current child welfare system and to provide an additional option for the public to make an initial report or inquiry. The bill further states that a county department of social services (county department) will retain screening responsibilities, unless the board of county commissioners of that county has approved the use of the hotline system on behalf of the county and such arrangement has been approved by the executive director of the state department of human services (state department).

The purpose of the steering committee is to develop an implementation plan for the hotline system to be advertised to the public and to make recommendations for rules relating to the hotline system and providing consistent practices in response to reports and inquiries. The steering committee shall submit a report no later than July 1, 2014, containing its recommendations to the executive director of the state department, who shall provide the report to the state board of human services (state board).

The hotline system will provide some method of contact to the public that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hotline system shall be operational and publicized to the public statewide no later than January 1, 2015.

With the express written consent of the board of county commissioners, a county department may request that the state department assist that county department with taking reports of possible child abuse and neglect and inquiries from the public. The executive director must approve of this arrangement in writing.

The state board is given rule-making authority to adopt rules, based upon the recommendations of the steering committee, governing the following:

  • The type of technology that may be used by the hotlinesystem for directly routing initial contacts from the hotline system to the applicable entity responsible for taking a report or responding to an inquiry, including but not limited HB13-127 to a single statewide toll-free telephone number, with flexibility to adapt the methods to changing and emerging technologies as appropriate;
  • The operation of the hotline system, including the centralrecord-keeping and tracking of reports and inquiries statewide, and a requirement that record-keeping and tracking of reports and inquiries be accessible to all counties;
  • Standards and steps for information and referral (instanceswhere there is no report of abuse or neglect but the person contacting the county department or the hotline system is making an inquiry);
  • How an initial contact to the hotline system is directlyrouted to the applicable entity responsible for taking a report or responding to an inquiry;
  • A formal process for a county department to opt to have thestate department receive reports or inquiries on behalf of the county department after hours subject to a requirement that the board of county commissioners must officially approve the use of the hotline system on behalf of the county and that the arrangement must be approved by the executive director;
  • A process for a county department to opt to have anothercounty department receive reports or inquiries on behalf of the county department after hours or on a short-term basis with notification of such arrangement to the executive director;
  • Standardized training and certification standards for allstaff prior to receiving reports and inquiries;
  • A consistent screening process with criteria and steps forthe county department to respond to a report or inquiry;
  • A consistent decision-making process with criteria andsteps for a county department to follow when deciding how to act on a report or inquiry and when to take no action on a report or inquiry.

The state department is directed to report about the hotline system and the adoption of rules as part of the state department's annual SMART act presentations to the general assembly.

This bill makes conforming amendments to the statutes concerning reports made by the public or by a mandatory reporter to allow a report to be made through the hotline system when the county commissioners have given prior approval for the report to be filed through the hotline system and the executive director of the state department has approved such an arrangement.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/31/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/14/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1275
Title: Front Range Oil & Gas Human Health Study
House SponsorsJ. Ginal (D)
Senate SponsorsI. Aguilar (D)
Official Summary

Section 1 of the bill directs the state board of health in the department of public health and environment to issue a request for proposals to conduct a review of existing epidemiological data regarding the effects of oil and gas operations on human health in the counties of Larimer, Weld, Boulder, and Arapahoe and one or more control areas. The selected contractor must provide its analysis of the data in a report to the general assembly by March 15, 2014. The contractor must file interim reports with an oversight committee appointed by legislative leadership and the governor. The report must include the committee's recommendation regarding whether a follow-up study to collect and analyze new epidemiological data is warranted. Section 2 authorizes the use of the mill levy on oil and gas production to pay for the review.

The final report or an interim report may include a finding regarding whether the division of administration in the department or the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission should enter a cease-and-desist order against continued oil and gas operations, emission of air pollutants, or the discharge of water pollutants from any specifically identified oil and gas facilities. Section 3 directs the division to enter a cease-and-desist order against the continued emission of air pollutants from those facilities if the report finds that it should and the division agrees that it should, section 4 requires the same for the discharge of water pollutants, and section 5 requires the same of the commission.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/20/2013)
StatusHouse Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Postpone Indefinitely (04/11/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1278
Title: Oil Spills Gas Releases Reporting
House SponsorsD. Mitsch Bush (D)
Senate SponsorsC. Jahn (D)
N. Todd (D)
Official Summary

The bill requires an oil and gas operator to report a spill of one barrel or more, or the equivalent of one barrel or more, of oil or exploration and production waste within 24 hours after the discovery of the spill. The operator is required to make the report to the oil and gas conservation commission; and to the entity with jurisdiction over emergency response within the local municipality, if the spill occurred within a municipality, or the local county if the spill did not occur within a municipality; to the surface owner; and to the owners of land adjacent to the spill. The operator's report of the spill must include information concerning the constituent compounds involved in the spill. The bill authorizes the commission to promulgate rules to implement these requirements.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/24/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/11/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1299
Title: Changes To The SMART Government Act Of 2010
House SponsorsM. Ferrandino (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Steadman (D)
Official Summary

The bill repeals and reenacts the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" of 2010 with amendments. The bill creates 7 standing interim committees, with the intention of eliminating specialized interim committees in the future, with the following responsibilities:

  • Standing education interim committee: Issues and policies related to preschool through postsecondary education, including basic adult education;
  • Standing health care and human services interim committee: Issues and policies related to health, health care, human services, and insurance;
  • Standing judiciary and criminal justice interim committee: Issues and policies related to children and domestic matters, civil law, corrections, youth corrections, criminal law and procedure, juvenile law, and probate and trusts;
  • Standing science and energy interim committee: Issues and policies related to agriculture, livestock, natural resources, public utilities, and energy;
  • Standing finance and business interim committee: Issues and policies related to state and local government finance, taxation, business, labor and industry, professions and occupations, and economic development and tourism;
  • Standing state and local government and military affairs interim committee: Issues and policies related to elections, state departments and agencies, state and local government, public employees' retirement association, fire and police pension association, and military and veterans affairs; and
  • Standing transportation interim committee: Issues and policies related to transportation and motor vehicle and traffic regulation.

The bill repeals and reenacts the transportation legislation review committee so that it is instead the standing transportation interim committee. The bill also repeals the police officers' and firefighters' pension reform commission and places the commission's duties under the standing state and local government and military affairs interim committee instead.

Each executive branch department and the judicial department is assigned to a specific standing interim committee so that the legislature may give guidance and direction to such department in the development of its policies and programs, to provide legislative overview of and input regarding the implementation of its policies and programs, and to review its performance plans and performance evaluations.

A legislative member may submit a request in writing to the legislative council regarding an issue that he or she wishes a standing interim committee to add to its agenda. The legislative council is required to meet during the regular session each year to review and prioritize requests made by legislative members and, if approved, assign such requests to the appropriate standing interim committee.

The standing interim committees will meet as determined by the executive committee of the legislative council so that each standing interim committee may perform its functions at least once during an interim between legislative sessions in a 3-year period, including the consideration of any approved policies to be studied as requested by legislative members, and any approved policies to be studied as requested by the joint budget committee, the legislative audit committee, or the office of state planning and budgeting.

The bill repeals the annual SMART hearings at the commencement of each legislative session. The bill also makes changes to the strategic planning requirements found in the 2010 act so that departments are now required to prepare performance plans and performance evaluations that the joint budget committee may use to prioritize departments' requests for new funding that are expressly intended to enhance productivity, improve efficiency, reduce costs, and eliminate waste in the processes and operations that deliver goods and services to taxpayers and customers of state government.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/16/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (06/05/2013)
Client Position

Bill: HB13-1309
Title: Health Insurance Coverage For Breast Imaging
House SponsorsD. Primavera (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Nicholson (D)
Official Summary

The bill requires all sickness and accident insurance policies to provide coverage for breast imaging for all individuals possessing at least one risk factor for breast cancer, including a family history of breast cancer, being 40 years of age or older, or a genetic predisposition to breast cancer. Preventive breast imaging is not subject to copayments, deductibles, or coinsurance.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/27/2013)
StatusSenate Committee on Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely (05/02/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-006
Title: No Reduction In K-12 Education To Expand Medicaid.
House Sponsors
Senate SponsorsD. Balmer (R)
Official Summary

For the 2014-15 budget year, and each budget year thereafter, the bill prohibits the general assembly from expending state moneys to participate in the federal "Affordable Care Act" if the effect of those expenditures is to decrease funding for Colorado's public schools by reducing the state's share of total program funding for school districts and institute charter schools, or by failing to compensate for a reduction in local school funding.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/13/2013)
StatusSenate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (01/31/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-008
Title: Eliminate Waiting Period Under CHP+
House SponsorsB. McCann (D)
Senate SponsorsL. Newell (D)
Official Summary

Under current law, a child is eligible for children's basic health plan benefits if he or she has not been on a comparable health plan with an employer paying at least 50% of the cost for at least 3 months. The bill eliminates this waiting period.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/16/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (03/29/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-009
Title: School Board Policies Allowing Concealed Carry
House SponsorsL. Saine (R)
Senate SponsorsT. Harvey (R)
S. Renfroe (R)
Official Summary

The bill authorizes a school district board of education and the governing board of a charter school to adopt a written policy to allow an employee of the school district or charter school to carry a concealed handgun on school grounds if the person holds a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/21/2013)
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (01/28/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-046
Title: Dialysis Clinic Authorization Treat Outpatients
House SponsorsD. Primavera (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Kefalas (D)
Official Summary

The bill prohibits a dialysis treatment clinic from providing outpatient hemodialysis treatment to a non-end-stage renal disease patient without a referral for treatment from a board-certified or board-eligible nephrologist licensed as a physician in Colorado. It also eliminates the existing requirement that home dialysis only be used in cases of end-stage renal disease.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/17/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (03/22/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-051
Title: Fire Inspection Marijuana Cultivation Sites
House SponsorsB. McCann (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Baumgardner (R)
Official Summary

The bill would require a local fire department to annually inspect each medical marijuana optional cultivation premises, each primary caregiver cultivation location, and each marijuana grow building in its jurisdiction. The fire chief may charge a fee of no more than $100 for the inspection.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/18/2013)
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (04/17/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-054
Title: Underage Person Alcohol Consumption Parent Consent
House SponsorsK. Priola (R)
Senate SponsorsG. Brophy (R)
Official Summary

Current law prohibits a person under 21 years of age (underage person) from possessing or consuming alcohol unless:

  • The underage person is legally present on private propertywith the knowledge and consent of the property owner; and
  • The parent or legal guardian of the underage person ispresent on the property and consents to the possession or consumption by the underage person.

Additionally, an underage person may possess or consume alcohol for religious, educational, or medical purposes. The "Colorado Liquor Code" also prohibits a person from selling, serving, or delivering an alcohol beverage to an underage person. 

The bill permits a restaurant or other establishment licensed to sell alcohol for on-premises consumption to serve, and an underage person to consume on the licensed premises, an alcohol beverage if the underage person's parent or legal guardian who is at least 21 years of age purchases the alcohol beverage for the underage person and accompanies the underage person while he or she is consuming the alcohol beverage. If the licensed establishment reasonably relies on documentation or other representation of the parent or legal guardian relationship, and the person purchasing the alcohol beverages is not, in fact, the parent or legal guardian of the underage person, that reliance and alcohol beverage sale is not grounds for revocation or suspension of the establishment's liquor license.

 

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/20/2013)
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (01/30/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-061
Title: Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspections
House SponsorsP. Buck (R)
Senate SponsorsS. Renfroe (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.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/15/2013)
StatusSenate Committee on Transportation Postpone Indefinitely (02/14/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-062
Title: Require Security At No-firearms Businesses
House SponsorsL. Saine (R)
Senate SponsorsK. Lambert (R)
Official Summary

A private business entity shall be liable for damages in any civil action brought by an invitee if:

  • The private business entity holds itself open to the public;
  • The private business entity prohibits the carrying offirearms, whether concealed or open, on the premises of the business, where such carrying would otherwise be permitted under law;
  • The private business entity fails to employ on the premisesof the business at least 1 on-duty security officer, who is armed with a firearm, for each 50 persons who are present on the premises of the business; and
  • The invitee incurs said damages as a result of actions takenby another person, against whose actions the invitee could have defended himself or herself with a firearm in the absence of the private business entity's prohibition against the carrying of firearms. 

"Private business entity" includes, but is not limited to, a tax-exempt, not-for-profit entity that conducts retail sales or provides retail services to the public.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/14/2013)
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (01/30/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-140
Title: No Federal Laws Concerning Colorado Firearms
House SponsorsL. Saine (R)
Senate SponsorsV. Marble (R)
Official Summary

An employee, agent, or agency of the state, including but not limited to a peace officer, shall not enforce or attempt to enforce any statute, rule, regulation, order, action, or act of the United States government that relates to a firearm, ammunition, ammunition magazine, or firearm accessory that:

  • Is manufactured commercially or privately withinColorado; and
  • Remains exclusively within the borders of Colorado.
  • Remains exclusively within the borders of Colorado. 

A statute, rule, or regulation of the United States government that becomes effective on or after January 1, 2013, shall be unenforceable within the borders of Colorado if the statute, rule, or regulation purports to:

  • Ban or restrict ownership of a semi-automatic firearm or ammunition magazine;
  • Require any firearm, ammunition magazine, or firearm accessory to be registered in any manner;
  • Restrict a Colorado resident from purchasing any firearm from a licensed firearms dealer or a private seller in another state; or
  • Restrict a resident from another state who visits Colorado from purchasing or possessing any firearm.

The attorney general may defend a resident of Colorado who is prosecuted by the United States government for a violation of federal law relating to the manufacture, transfer, or possession of a firearm, an ammunition magazine, ammunition, or a firearm accessory if the firearm, ammunition magazine, ammunition, or firearm accessory at issue:

  • Was manufactured commercially or privately within Colorado or purchased from any licensed firearms dealer or private party in Colorado or in another state; and
  • Remained exclusively within the borders of Colorado.

An employee or agent of the United States government who enforces or attempts to enforce a statute, rule, regulation, order, action, or act of the United States government commits a class 1 misdemeanor if the statute, rule, or regulation relates to a firearm, ammunition, ammunition magazine, or firearm accessory that:

  • Is manufactured commercially or privately within Colorado; and
  • Remains exclusively within the borders of Colorado.
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/14/2013)
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (04/01/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-153
Title: Sunset Farm-to-school Coordination Task Force
House SponsorsS. Schafer (D)
E. Vigil (D)
Senate SponsorsA. Giron (D)
Official Summary

Sunset Process - Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee. The bill continues the interagency farm-to-school coordination task force indefinitely.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/25/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (03/22/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-163
Title: Sunset Review Newborn Infants Hearing Advisory Cmt
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
Senate SponsorsL. Newell (D)
Official Summary

Sunset Process - Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The bill implements the recommendation of the department of regulatory agencies, as contained in the sunset report, to continue the advisory committee on hearing in newborn infants indefinitely.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/11/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (03/29/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-178
Title: Red Rocks Physician Assistant Graduate Program
House SponsorsM. Hamner (D)
Senate SponsorsE. Hudak (D)
Official Summary

Currently, Red Rocks community college offers a certificate program in physician assistant studies, and, through an affiliation with St. Francis university in Pennsylvania, students may obtain a master of medical science degree. The eligibility requirements of the accrediting body of physician assistant programs now requires the sponsor of the program to confer a graduate degree upon completion of the program.

The bill authorizes Red Rocks community college to continue providing its physician assistant studies program by authorizing Red Rocks community college to confer a graduate degree on students who complete the physician assistant studies program.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/25/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/17/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-195
Title: No On-line Training For Concealed Handgun Permits
House SponsorsJ. May (D)
Senate SponsorsL. Tochtrop (D)
Official Summary

Under current law, an applicant for a concealed handgun permit is required to demonstrate competence with a handgun. An applicant may demonstrate such competence through various means, including the submission of a training certificate showing that the applicant has completed a handgun training class.

The bill provides that, for the purpose of the concealed handgun application process, a "handgun training class" does not include any firearms safety course that allows a person to complete any portion of the course:

  • Via the internet or an electronic device; or
  • In any location other than the physical location where thecertified instructor offers the course.
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/26/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/25/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-196
Title: Assault Weapon Responsibility Act
House SponsorsR. Fields (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Morse (D)
Official Summary

The bill concerns liability for the discharge of an assault weapon.

It defines an assault weapon as any firearm except:

  • Handguns;
  • Shotguns;
  • Bolt-action rifles. 

The bill establishes strict liability against a person who discharges an assault weapon for damages caused by the discharge. It creates an exception for damages occurring within a dwelling if the assault weapon was used to defend the person or others from another person who was about to use physical force against the person or another person within the dwelling. The bill establishes certain exceptions to liability for an owner of an assault weapon.

The bill establishes liability for a person who owns, obtains, or possesses an assault weapon for damages caused by the discharge of the assault weapon by a third person if the person was negligent in storing the assault weapon or allowing a third party to come into possession of the assault weapon.

The bill establishes liability for a seller and transferor of an assault weapon for damages caused by the discharge of the assault weapon by a third party if the person:

  • Negligently entrusted the assault weapon to a third party whom the person knew or reasonably should have known might use the weapon to cause bodily injury to the third party or others; or
  • Sold or transferred the assault weapon in violation of any state or federal law.

The bill establishes liability for a seller, distributor, or manufacturer of an assault weapon for damages caused by the discharge of the assault weapon by a third party if the person sold or transferred the assault weapon in violation of any state or federal law.

The bill requires sellers, distributors, and manufacturers to:

  • Use the highest degree of care in selling, transferring, distributing, and storing assault weapons; and
  • To receive information to have reasonable grounds to believe that the weapon will not be possessed by a person who may use it dangerously or unlawfully.

The bill specifies that failure to do so constitutes a violation of state law.

The bill repeals the statutes that prohibit certain civil actions from being brought against manufacturers of firearms and ammunition.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/05/2013)
StatusSenate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/10/2013 (03/08/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-197
Title: No Firearms For Domestic Violence Offenders
House SponsorsR. Fields (D)
B. McCann (D)
Senate SponsorsE. Hudak (D)
Official Summary

When a court subjects a person to a protection order to prevent domestic violence or a protection order that prohibits the person from possessing or controlling firearms or other weapons, or the court convicts a person of a misdemeanor or felony domestic violence offense, the court shall require the person to relinquish any firearm or ammunition in the person's immediate possession or control or subject to the person's immediate possession or control. In the case of a person who is served in court with a protection order to prevent domestic violence, and in the case of a person who is served with a mandatory protection order prohibiting the person from possessing or controlling firearms or other weapons, the person must relinquish any firearm or ammunition within 24 hours. In the case of a person who is served outside of the court with a protection order to prevent domestic violence, the person must relinquish any firearm or ammunition within 48 hours. However, a court may allow a person up to 72 hours to comply if the person demonstrates to the satisfaction of the court that he or she is unable to comply within 24 or 48 hours, as applicable.

To satisfy the requirement, the person may:

  • Sell or transfer possession of the firearm or ammunition toa federally licensed firearms dealer;
  • Arrange for the storage of the firearm or ammunition by alaw enforcement agency; or
  • Sell or transfer the firearm or ammunition to a privateparty; except that the person shall not transfer a firearm or ammunition to a private party unless the private party has been approved to possess or purchase a firearm pursuant to a background check of the national instant criminal background check system. 

If a person is unable to satisfy the requirement because he or she is incarcerated or otherwise held in the custody of a law enforcement agency, the court, as a condition of the person's sentence, shall require the person to relinquish any firearm or ammunition in the person's immediate possession or control or subject to the person's immediate possession or control before the person may be released from such incarceration or custody.

If a person sells or otherwise transfers a firearm or ammunition to a private party, the person shall acquire:

  • From the transferee, a written receipt acknowledging the transfer, which receipt shall be dated and signed by the person and the transferee; and
  • From the licensed gun dealer who requests from the Colorado bureau of investigation a background check of the transferee, a written statement of the results of the background check.

If a local law enforcement agency elects to store firearms or ammunition for a person:

  • The agency may charge a fee for such storage, the amount of which shall not exceed the direct and indirect costs incurred by the agency in providing such storage; and
  • The agency may establish policies for disposal of abandoned or stolen firearms or ammunition.

A federally licensed firearms dealer who takes possession of a firearm or ammunition, and a law enforcement agency that stores a firearm or ammunition, shall issue a receipt to the person who transfers possession of the firearm or ammunition. Not more than 3 calendar days after relinquishing the firearm or ammunition, the person shall file a copy of the receipt with the court as proof of the  relinquishment. A person who fails to timely file a receipt commits a class 2 misdemeanor.

A person subject to a protection order who possesses or attempts to purchase or receive a firearm or ammunition while the protection order is in effect violates the protection order.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/18/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (06/05/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-219
Title: Methamphetamine Laboratory Remediation
House SponsorsC. Peniston (D)
Senate SponsorsL. Tochtrop (D)
Official Summary

Currently, the state board of health may promulgate rules for the cleanup of illegal drug labs. The bill requires the board to implement and promulgate rules addressing the following:

  • Testing and evaluating contamination;
  • Training and certifying people to assess and clean up illegal drug laboratories;
  • Approval of consultants' or contractors' trainers; and
  • Certifying that property meets the cleanup standards established by the board.

The board is also directed to establish fees and administrative penalties to implement these standards.

Currently, a person who documents cleaning up an illegal drug lab to the board's standards is immune from a lawsuit but the manufacturer of the illegal drugs is not immune. The bill adds, as a person who is not immune, a person convicted of possession of chemicals, supplies, or equipment with intent to manufacture the illegal drugs.

A person who violates a rule of the board is subject to a penalty of up to $15,000. The bill sets procedures for notifying a person of an alleged violation and issuing an order and establishes standards for taking administrative action and determining the penalty.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/09/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/28/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-230
Title: 2013-14 Long Appropriations Bill
House SponsorsC. Levy (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Steadman (D)
Official Summary
Fiscal Notes 
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (04/29/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-244
Title: Substance Abuse Trend And Response Task Force
House SponsorsD. Kagan (D)
Senate SponsorsL. Guzman (D)
Official Summary

The current state methamphetamine task force repeals on July 1, 2014. The bill renames the task force the state substance abuse trend and response task force (task force) and changes the emphasis of the task force from solely methamphetamine to all substance abuse, including nonfederal-drug-administration-regulated pharmaceutical drugs. The bill expands the members of the task force appointed by the co-chairs from 16 to 22. The bill extends the repeal of the task force to July 1, 2018.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/25/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/28/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-255
Title: Statutory Changes To Child Fatality Review Teams
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
J. May (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Kefalas (D)
L. Newell (D)
Official Summary

Sections 1 and 4 of the bill require county or district public health agencies to establish or arrange to be established local or regional child fatality prevention review teams operating under the purview of the department of public health and environment (local or regional review team). County or district public health agencies may collaborate to form a regional child fatality prevention review team.

Section 2 revises and updates language in the legislative declaration for the Colorado department of public health and environment (CDPHE) child fatality review teams.

Section 3 adds a definition of a "local or regional review team".

Section 5 details the responsibility of local or regional review teams. The local or regional review teams are required to report case review findings to public and private agencies that have responsibilities for children and make prevention recommendations. The local and regional review teams shall also enter data into the web-based data-collection system utilized by CDPHE.

Section 6 amends the membership of CDPHE's state-level child fatality prevention review team (CDPHE state review team) to include a member from the office of Colorado's child protection ombudsman and to make numerous currently nonvoting positions into voting positions.

Section 7 of the bill tasks the CDPHE state review team with the following duties:

  • To conduct an individual case-specific review of every child abuse or neglect fatality in Colorado, if a local or regional review team has not conducted such a review;
  • To conduct a review of systemic child welfare issues;
  • To utilize a child fatalities data-collection system;
  • To collaborate with the Colorado department of human services child fatality review team (CDHS review team) to make joint recommendations for the prevention of child abuse and neglect fatalities;
  • To work directly with professionals who have information regarding the cause or circumstances leading to a child's fatality;
  • To administer moneys to county and district public health agencies to support local and regional review teams;
  • To provide training and technical assistance to local and regional review teams regarding the facilitation of a child fatality review process, data collection, evidence-based prevention strategies, and the development of prevention recommendations, as well as strategies for convening a local or regional review team, establishing methods of notification after a child fatality, and strategies to address conflicts of interest; and
  • To provide an annual data report to local and regional review teams.

Sections 8 and 9 provide conforming amendments.

Section 10 deals with the time frame in which the CDHS review team is required to conduct a review. Currently, the CDHS review team is required to conduct an in-depth case review after an incident of egregious abuse or neglect against a child, a near fatality, or a child fatality that involves a suspicion of abuse or neglect (incident) when the child or family has had previous involvement with the state or county within the previous 2 years. The bill changes that time frame to 3 years.

The CDHS review team is given the additional duty to make annual policy recommendations that address systems involved with children and to follow up on specific system recommendations. The CDHS review team is required to make annual reports to both the public and the legislature concerning such recommendations.

Current law also requires the CDHS review team to complete a draft, confidential, case-specific review report and submit the draft to any county department of social services with previous involvement with the child or family related to the incident within 30 days. That 30-day period is extended to 55 days.

Language is added to ensure that any information released to the public by the CDHS review team is not contrary to the best interests of the child who is the subject of the report, or his or her siblings, is in the public's interest, and is consistent with the federal "Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Reauthorization Act of 2010".

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/05/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/14/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-257
Title: Auto Inspection Program Exemption
House SponsorsS. Ryden (D)
Senate SponsorsS. King (R)
L. Tochtrop (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.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/17/2013)
StatusHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (05/06/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-264
Title: Develop Rural Family Medicine Residency Programs
House SponsorsM. McLachlan (D)
E. Vigil (D)
Senate SponsorsI. Aguilar (D)
J. Kefalas (D)
Official Summary

The bill requires the commission on family medicine to support the development of rural family medicine residency programs. The duty repeals after 3 years.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/10/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/24/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-266
Title: Coordinated Behavioral Health Crisis Response
House SponsorsT. Kraft-Tharp (D)
D. Young (D)
Senate SponsorsI. Aguilar (D)
J. Nicholson (D)
Official Summary

The bill directs the department of human services (department) to issue a request for proposals to entities with the capacity to create a statewide coordinated and seamless behavioral health crisis response system (crisis system). Proposals will be accepted for each of 5 specific components of a crisis system: A 24-hour crisis telephone hotline, walk-in crisis services and crisis stabilization units, mobile crisis services, residential and respite crisis services, and a public information campaign. The department is directed to establish and work with a committee of interested stakeholders, including the department of health care policy and financing, to develop the request for proposals and the selection criteria. The committee will also be responsible for reviewing proposals and awarding contracts. The request for proposals is scheduled to go out on or before September 1, 2013, and contracts must be awarded on or before January 1, 2014. The department is required to make annual reports to the general assembly on the progress toward implementing the crisis system.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/09/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/16/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-272
Title: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Jobs Act
House SponsorsR. Fischer (D)
Senate SponsorsG. Schwartz (D)
Official Summary

Current law rewards the use of renewable energy resources for generating electricity and encourages efficiency measures that reduce demand for both electricity and thermal energy generated from fossil fuels. But current law does not comprehensively encourage the production of thermal energy from renewable sources when offsetting fossil fuels used for heating and cooling. The bill addresses this disparity by adding renewable energy technologies to the measures that may be deployed under existing law as part of a gas utility's demand-side management (DSM) program. In addition, the bill:

  • Requires investor-owned retail natural gas utilities to devote 30% of their DSM budgets to support the installation of renewable energy technologies that cannot be net metered;
  • Caps gas utility DSM program expenditures at 4% of total full-service retail sales;
  • Directs investor-owned retail natural gas utilities to submit, and the public utilities commission (PUC) to consider, proposals to include their most cost-effective and consistently marketable DSM products and services in their rate base, thus freeing up a portion of their existing DSM budgets for emerging technologies; and
  • Urges the PUC, in any proceeding concerning DSM programs of electric utilities, to draw on the information and experience gained in connection with gas DSM programs as modified by the bill to promote emerging technologies that offset electricity consumption.
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/20/2013)
StatusSenate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely (04/23/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-277
Title: Prior Authorization Process Drug Benefits
House SponsorsJ. Ginal (D)
Senate SponsorsI. Aguilar (D)
Official Summary

The bill requires the commissioner of insurance (commissioner) to develop, by July 31, 2014, and prescribing providers, carriers, and, if applicable, pharmacy benefit management firms (PBMs), to use, by January 1, 2015, a uniform prior authorization process for purposes of submitting and receiving requests for prior coverage approval of a drug benefit.

The commissioner is directed to adopt rules to establish the prior authorization process, which is to include specified components aimed at creating uniformity and reducing administrative burdens on prescribing providers, carriers, and PBMs, as well as making the criteria used for deciding prior authorization requests transparent and establishing a procedure for waiving the process under extenuating circumstances.

To assist in developing the process, the commissioner is to appoint a work group of various stakeholders to make recommendations on specified aspects of the process that the commissioner is to consider, including national standards for electronic prior authorization.

Once the prior authorization process is established, the request is deemed granted if a carrier or PBM fails to use or accept the prior authorization process, fails to notify the prescribing provider within a specified period that the request is approved or denied or that additional information is required to process the request, or fails to notify the prescribing provider within a specified period after receipt of the required additional information that the request is approved or denied. An approved prior authorization is valid for at least 180 days after the date of approval.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/12/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/15/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-283
Title: Implement Amendment 64 Consensus Recommendations
House SponsorsJ. May (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Baumgardner (R)
C. Jahn (D)
Official Summary

Section 1. The bill permits a local government to prohibit the use of a compressed flammable gas as a solvent in residential marijuana cultivation.

Sections 2 and 3. The bill allows retail marijuana businesses to participate in the medical marijuana responsible vendor program.

Section 4. The bill declares that it is public policy of the state that a contract related to a marijuana business is not void.

Section 5. The bill creates the crime of illegal possession of retail marijuana by an underage person to mirror the same crime for alcohol.

Sections 6 through 10. The bill amends the offenses related to marijuana and drug paraphernalia to conform to the legal structure of amendment 64 and creates crimes for the gaps not covered by current law based the legal quantity and age limit for marijuana.

Section 11. The bill authorizes the governor to designate the appropriate state agency to:

  • Create a list of banned substances in marijuana cultivation;
  • Work with a private organization to develop good cultivation and handling practices;
  • Work with a private organization to develop good laboratory practices;
  • Establish an educational oversight committee for marijuana issues;

Section 12. The bill requires peace officer training to include advanced roadside impairment driving enforcement training.

Section 13. The bill requires the division of criminal justice in the department of public safety to undertake or contract for a scientific study of law enforcement activities related to retail marijuana implementation.

Section 14. The bill requires the department of public health and environment to create a marijuana destruction program for marijuana that cannot be legally sold by licensed businesses.

The department of public health and environment must monitor the emerging science and medical information regarding marijuana through a panel of health care experts. The panel must report its findings every 2 years.

Section 15. Current law prohibits the use of all tobacco products on school property. The bill adds lawful retail marijuana products to the prohibition.

Sections 16 through 18. The bill adds marijuana to the Colorado clean indoor air act.

Section 19. The bill allows the license of a child care center, children's resident camp, cradle house, day treatment center, family child care home, foster care home, guest child care facility, homeless youth shelter, medical foster care, neighborhood youth organization, public services short-term child care facility, residential child care facility, secure residential treatment center, and specialized group facilities to be denied, suspended, or revoked if retail marijuana is consumed or cultivated onsite.

Sections 20 and 21. The bill prohibits the cultivation, use, or consumption of marijuana at a community residential home or regional center.

Sections 22 and 23. Federal law prohibits deducting certain business expenses related to the sale of marijuana to calculate the federal tax owed. The bill would permit those deductions to be used to calculate the state tax owed.

Section 24. The bill creates an open container offense for marijuana to mirror the open container offense for alcohol.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/24/2013)
StatusGovernor Action - Signed (05/28/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-SCR002
Title: Colorado Health Care Cooperative
House SponsorsJ. Ginal (D)
Senate SponsorsI. Aguilar (D)
Official Summary

The concurrent resolution creates a constitutional amendment to establish a Colorado health care cooperative to provide health care through a statewide system. An interim board of directors will be appointed to the cooperative to carry out all responsibilities of the cooperative until the members of the cooperative have elected a permanent board to operate the cooperative. The cooperative is responsible for paying for health care services provided through the cooperative from premiums collected by the department of revenue. Permanent board members will be elected from among the members of the cooperative residing in different regions throughout the state. The concurrent resolution requires the board to establish rules and bylaws and to create the structure of the cooperative. The amendment requires the cooperative to contract with health care providers to deliver specific health care benefits. The concurrent resolution imposes a payroll premium on employers and employees and a premium on nonemployment-related income. The concurrent resolution submits a ballot question to the voters asking if taxes should be increased for the purpose of funding the health care cooperative.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/03/2013)
StatusSenate Second Reading Laid Over to 1/8/2014 (04/12/2013)
Client Position

Bill: SB13-SJR021
Title: Interim Committee Study Health Care
House SponsorsJ. Ginal (D)
Senate SponsorsI. Aguilar (D)
Official Summary

WHEREAS, The Colorado Health Benefit Exchange estimates that even with full implementation of the federal "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act", hereinafter referred to as the "Affordable Care Act", Colorado will still have 400,000 people without health insurance; and

WHEREAS, The Congressional Budget Office's estimates indicate that despite the fact that the Affordable Care Act will slow the growth rate of health care spending, health care costs are still expected to increase to as much as 18.5% of the nation's gross domestic product in coming years; and

WHEREAS, Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act allows each state the opportunity to obtain waivers from the health insurance exchange program to create a unique health care system as long as the system is at least as comprehensive as its residents would receive through the exchange, is at least as affordable as the exchange, is deficit-neutral to the federal government, and covers at least as many people as would be covered by the exchange; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Gerald Friedman has created a report on the economic implications of three alternative programs for financing and delivering health care in Colorado entitled: "Three Possibilities for Colorado's Future Health Care Financing and Delivery"; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Friedman's report indicates that if Colorado were to design a unique, cooperative-based health care system, by 2024 the costs for health care in Colorado would decrease from 18.5% of the gross domestic product, the predicted percentage with the implementation of the exchange, to 14.5% of the gross domestic product; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Friedman's report also projects that the number of uninsured in Colorado would decrease from 4% to .03% in 2018 under a Colorado plan; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixty-ninth General Assembly of the State of Colorado, the House of Representatives concurring herein:

(1) That there shall be a legislative committee, hereinafter referred to as the "committee", that shall meet in the interim after the first regular session of the Sixty-ninth General Assembly to study and analyze ways to create a unique Colorado health care system that provides affordable and comprehensive coverage to all Coloradans;

(2) (a) That the committee shall consist of 16 members, appointed as follows:

(I) Two members of the Senate who serve on the Health and Human Services Committee, one appointed by the President of the Senate and one appointed by the minority leader of the Senate;

(II) Two members who represent consumers, one appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives and one appointed by the majority leader of the Senate;

(III) Two members who represent rural communities, one appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives and one appointed by the minority leader of the Senate;

(IV) Four members who are employers, one appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, one appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, one appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, and one appointed by the minority leader of the Senate;

(V) One member who represents health insurance carriers, appointed by the Governor;

(VI) One member who represents hospitals, appointed by the Governor;

(VII) Two members who are direct care providers, appointed by the Governor, and at least one of whom accepts Medicaid;

(VIII) One member who represents an accountable care organization or integrated health care system; and

(IX) One member who is a mental health care provider;

(b) In making the appointments, the appointees shall make a good-faith effort to appoint members who represent diverse political, geographic, and ethnic populations;

(c) The appointees shall make all appointments to the committee within 45 days after the effective date of this resolution;

(3) That the committee may solicit and accept reports and public testimony and consider the following issues:

(a) The economic, population, provider, and business impacts of creating a unique Colorado health care financing and delivery system based on Dr. Friedman's report;

(b) Innovative options to meet the health care needs of all people residing in Colorado; and

(c) Recommendations to establish a unique Colorado state plan that meets the federal requirements in order to receive the appropriate waivers to implement the plan as required by section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act;

(4) That the committee shall meet no more than 6 times, beginning on or before August 1, 2013, during the 2013 interim. Each meeting of the committee must include an opportunity for public comment on items related to the committee's agenda;

(5) That the committee shall submit a written report of its findings and recommendations, including specific recommendations for a unique Colorado health care financing and delivery system, to the Health and Human Services Committee of the Senate, or its successor committee, and the Health, Insurance, and Environment Committee and the Public Health Care and Human Services Committee of the House of Representatives on or before December 15, 2013;

(6) That one or more legislative members of the committee may sponsor legislation recommended for introduction by the committee, subject to the limitations imposed by the Joint Rules of the House of Representatives and the Senate regarding interim committee legislation;

(7) That the members of the committee shall not be compensated for attendance at meetings of the committee; and

(8) That the Legislative Council staff and the Office of Legislative Legal Services shall be available to assist the committee in carrying out its duties.

Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/03/2013)
StatusHouse Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Postpone Indefinitely (04/25/2013)
Client Position
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