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Bill: HB14-1048
Title: Religious Freedom Higher Education Student Groups
Official Summary

The bill prohibits a state institution of higher education
(institution) from denying a religious student group a benefit that the
institution provides to a nonreligious student group solely because the
religious student group requires its leaders to adhere to the group's
sincerely held religious beliefs or standards of conduct. These benefits
include recognition, registration, use of institution facilities, use of
institution channels of communication, and available institution funding
sources.

Senate SponsorsL. Tochtrop (D)
House SponsorsK. Priola (R)
StatusHouse Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (01/27/2014)
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Bill: HB14-1063
Title: Deadly Force Against Intruders At Businesses
Official Summary

The bill extends the right to use deadly force against an intruder
under certain conditions to include owners, managers, and employees of
businesses.

Senate SponsorsK. Grantham (R)
House SponsorsJ. Everett (R)
StatusHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/17/2014)
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Bill: HB14-1124
Title: In-state Tuition American Indian Tribes Ties To CO
Official Summary

The bill requires a state-supported institution of higher education
to classify as an in-state student for tuition purposes a student who is a
member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe with historical
ties to Colorado, as designated by the Colorado commission on Indian
Affairs. A student classified as an in-state student pursuant to this tuition
classification may be counted as a resident for any purpose and is eligible
for state financial aid and the college opportunity fund stipend. The bill
exempts Fort Lewis College from its provisions.

Senate SponsorsL. Tochtrop (D)
House SponsorsJ. Salazar (D)
StatusSenate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely (04/29/2014)
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Bill: HB14-1255
Title: Negotiate Resident Tuition For Israeli Students
Official Summary

The bill requires the Colorado commission on higher education to
negotiate with public institutions of higher education in Israel to allow
residents of Colorado to attend public universities in Israel at the resident
tuition rate in exchange for residents of Israel attending Colorado public
institutions of higher education at the resident tuition rate.
If an agreement is reached, the commission shall direct public
institutions of higher education to comply with the agreement and shall
report to the general assembly regarding the agreement and the number
of Colorado and Israeli residents benefitting from the agreement.

Senate Sponsors
House SponsorsJ. Everett (R)
StatusHouse Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (02/12/2014)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
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Bill: HB14-1256
Title: Higher Ed Employment Contracts For Librarians
Official Summary

Under current law, a state institution of higher education
(institution) may enter into an unlimited number of term employment
contracts of up to 3 years for certain classroom teaching appointments.
The bill allows an institution to also enter into these types of employment
contracts with librarians.

Senate SponsorsA. Kerr (D)
House SponsorsR. Fischer (D)
StatusGovernor Signed (03/27/2014)
Hearing Date
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Bill: SB14-118
Title: Protections For Individuals With Disabilities
Official Summary

The bill conforms several definitions related to discrimination
based on a disability (discrimination) to the federal Americans With
Disabilities Act of 1990, including changing the term assistance dog
to service animal. The fine for discrimination in places of public
accommodation, housing, and or violations of the rights of an individual
with a disability who uses a service animal or a trainer of a service animal
is increased to $3,500. Penalties are added for a person who causes harm
to a service animal or service animal in training or a person who owns an
animal that causes harm to a service animal or service animal in training.
The bill makes conforming amendments.

Senate SponsorsP. Steadman (D)
House SponsorsJ. Melton (D)
StatusGovernor Signed (05/22/2014)
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