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Bill: HB18-1406
Title: Driver’s Licenses And Judgments For Traffic Regulations
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Transportation & Motor Vehicles
CCW Summary
Official Summary

Under existing law, the department of revenue (department) may
not issue or renew, or may cancel, a driver's license if the applicant or
license holder has outstanding warrants or has failed to pay certain
monetary judgments relating to traffic violations. The bill prohibits the
department from denying or canceling a driver's license when the

applicant or license holder has failed to pay a monetary judgment relating
to a traffic violation or has used public transportation without paying the
fare.
Under existing law, an outstanding judgment or warrant relating
to any municipal violation committed when the applicant or license holder
was under 18 years of age must result in the denial or cancellation of the
driver's license. The bill limits such denials or cancellations to when the
outstanding warrant is for a traffic violation that occurred when the
applicant or license holder was under 18 years of age.

Intro Date04/19/2018
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy (04/19/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsM. Foote (D)
M. Weissman (D)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Senate Committee

Bill: HB18-1407
Title: Access To Disability Services And Stable Workforce
Bill Subject- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Human Services
CCW Summary
Official Summary

Joint Budget Committee. The bill requires the department of
health care policy and financing (department) to seek federal approval for
a 6.5% increase in the reimbursement rate for certain services specified
in the bill that are delivered through the home- and community-based
services intellectual and developmental disabilities, supported living

services, and children's extensive supports waivers.
Service agencies shall use 100% of the increased funding resulting
from the increase in the reimbursement rate for compensation, as defined
in the bill, for direct support professionals, as defined in the bill.
The bill requires service agencies to document the use of the
increased funding for compensation using a reporting tool developed by
the department and the service agencies. The department has access to the
supporting documentation and may determine that a service agency is not
using the increased funding as required.
If the department determines that a service agency does not use
100% of the increased funding resulting from the increase in the
reimbursement rate for compensation for direct support professionals, the
service agency may take action within a specific time frame to contest the
determination or submit a corrective action plan to the department.
The department shall recoup from the service agency the amount
of funding resulting from the reimbursement rate increase that is not used
for compensation for direct support professionals.
Once sufficient data is available to assess the impact and outcomes
of the reimbursement rate increase on persons with intellectual and
developmental disabilities, the department shall include the impact and
outcome data, including staff stability survey data, in its annual report to
the general assembly concerning the waiting list for intellectual and
developmental disability services.
The bill requires the department to initiate 300 nonemergency
enrollments from the waiting list for the home- and community-based
services developmental disabilities waiver in the 2018-19 state fiscal year.
The medical services board (board) in the department shall
promulgate rules establishing additional criteria for reserve capacity
enrollments based on the age and capacity of a person's parent or
caregiver. As part of the rule-making process, the board shall solicit
stakeholder feedback from persons with intellectual and developmental
disabilities and their families. The department shall include in a monthly
report the number of persons who were moved off the developmental
disabilities waiting list for both nonemergency enrollments and reserve
capacity enrollments.

Intro Date04/19/2018
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services (04/19/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsD. Young (D)
B. Rankin (R)
Senate SponsorsK. Lambert (R)
D. Moreno (D)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee

Bill: HB18-1408
Title: Clarifying Rape From Sexual Assault At Sentencing
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
CCW Summary
Official Summary

At the sentencing hearing for a defendant convicted of a crime in
which an element of the crime is an act of sexual intrusion or sexual
penetration, the court shall make specific findings of fact regarding the

act. If the court finds that an act of sexual intrusion or sexual penetration
occurred, the court shall enter a finding of rape and shall state the finding
on the record.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsD. Michaelson Jenet (D)
A. Benavidez (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee

Bill: HB18-1409
Title: Crime Survivors Grant Program And Presumptive Parole
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
CCW Summary
Official Summary

The bill creates the community crime survivors grant program
(grant program) in the department of public health and environment
(department) to provide funding to eligible entities that provide support

services to crime survivors and other interventions that are intended to
reduce repeat victimization. The department shall administer the grant
program in accordance with policies developed by the executive director
of the department. The grant program is repealed, effective September 1,
2023. Before such repeal, the department of regulatory agencies shall
perform a sunset review of the grant program.
The bill creates a presumption in favor of granting parole to a
nonviolent offender who has reached his or her parole eligibility date and
who is not disqualified from such presumption by any of several
described conditions. The presumption may be overcome and an
otherwise eligible inmate's parole may be denied only if, after
consideration of the statutory release guidelines, a majority of the
members of the state board of parole (board) find that an inmate presents
a substantial risk to reoffend.
If the board finds an inmate's parole plan inadequate, it may delay
the parole release decision and require the department of corrections to
submit within 30 days a revised parole plan developed in conjunction
with the inmate.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
L. Herod (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Lundberg (R)
R. Fields (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee

Bill: HB18-1410
Title: Prison Population Management Measures
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
CCW Summary
Official Summary

The bill requires the department of corrections (department) to
track the prison bed vacancy rate in both correctional facilities and
state-funded private contract prison beds. If the vacancy rate falls below
2% for 30 consecutive days, the department shall notify the governor, the
joint budget committee, the parole board, and the office of community
corrections in the department of public safety (office of community
corrections). The department shall notify the governor, the joint budget
committee, the parole board, and the office of community corrections

once the vacancy rate exceeds 3% for 30 consecutive days.
When the vacancy rate falls below 2% for 30 consecutive days, the
department may:
  • Request the office of community corrections to provide the
department with information regarding the location and
nature of any unutilized community corrections beds;
  • Provide the parole board with a list of inmates who are
within 90 days of their mandatory release date, have a
verified parole sponsor, and do not require full board
review or victim notification. The parole board must hold
a file review for the inmates on the list within 10 days after
the receipt of the list.
  • Provide the parole board with a list of inmates who have
conditional parole approval, do not require full board
review or victim notification, and have satisfied the
condition or conditions required for parole. The parole
board must hold a file review for the inmates on the list
within 10 days of the receipt of the list.
If the department institutes any of the measures described in the
bill, the department shall notify each elected district attorney, the chief
judge of each judicial district, and the state public defender. The
department shall notify each elected district attorney, the chief judge of
each judicial district, and the state public defender once the measures
described are no longer being used.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
L. Herod (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Lundberg (R)
D. Kagan (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee

Bill: HB18-1411
Title: Employees Working With Vulnerable Persons
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Human Services
CCW Summary
Official Summary

Current law requires employees of the department of human
services and independent contractors with the department of human
services (employees) who have or will have direct contact with vulnerable

persons to undergo a fingerprint-based criminal history record check
(background check) in order to work in a facility operated by or licensed
by the department of human services. Current law also requires
employees or operators of licensed child care facilities or child placement
agencies to undergo a background check. Employees or operators of
licensed child care facilities that are under contract with the department
of human services must obtain 2 separate background checks, one
pursuant to title 26, Colorado Revised Statutes, and one pursuant to title
27, Colorado Revised Statutes.
The bill adds language to statute that allows for a single
background check for such employees who have or will have direct
contact with vulnerable persons, reducing redundancy for such
employees.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsD. Pabon (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Smallwood (R)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee

Bill: HB18-1412
Title: Retaining Teachers Grant Program
Bill Subject- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
CCW Summary
Official Summary

The bill creates the retaining teachers grant program (grant
program) to assist school districts, boards of cooperative services, and

charter schools (local education providers) in implementing initiatives to
improve retention of teachers. The department of education (department)
is directed to implement the grant program by reviewing applications and
recommending grant recipients and grant amounts to the state board of
education (state board), which awards the grants. The department is also
directed to provide information to local education providers concerning
the grant program and provide assistance in writing grant applications if
requested. Each grant is awarded for 3 years, subject to annual review by
the department and renewal by the state board. The grants are paid from
the retaining teachers fund created in the bill. The department must
submit annual reports to the state board and to the joint budget committee
and the education committees of the general assembly concerning
implementation of the grant program, including an evaluation of the
effectiveness of the grant program in reducing the teacher shortage in
Colorado, any recommendations for changes to improve the effectiveness
of the grant program, and a recommendation concerning continuation of
the grant program. The grant program is repealed, effective July 1, 2022.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Education (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsJ. Buckner (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
Senate SponsorsO. Hill (R)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate Committee

Bill: HB18-1413
Title: Create School Safety Grant Program
Bill Subject- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
- State Government
CCW Summary
Official Summary

The bill creates the enhance school safety incident response grant
program in the division of homeland security and emergency management
in the department of public safety (grant program) to provide funding for
research, program development, and training to improve school safety
incident response. The funding can be used by recipients to provide
training, develop best practices and protocols, conduct research and

development, and upgrade technology and infrastructure used for training
related to school safety incident response.
Applications for the grants must be made by October 1 and grants
must be awarded by December 1 for each year of the grant program.
Applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations and must have
experience providing school safety incident response training and
working with law enforcement, first responders, school districts, and
school personnel on issues related to school safety incident response.
The bill makes an appropriation from the marijuana tax cash fund
and makes a conforming amendment to the statute creating that fund. The
grant program and conforming amendment are repealed effective June 30,
2021.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Education (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeEducation
Senate Committee

Bill: HB18-1414
Title: Higher Education Student Emergency Assistance Grants
Bill Subject- Higher Education
CCW Summary
Official Summary

The bill creates the emergency completion and retention grant
program (grant program) in the department of higher education

(department). The department implements the grant program by annually
distributing an amount to each state institution of higher education
(institution) to use in awarding emergency assistance grants to eligible
students who are experiencing qualifying fiscal emergencies. The bill
describes minimum procedures an institution must adopt for the financial
aid director at the institution to award the emergency assistance grants.
The department is required to include in the annual financial aid report
submitted to the joint budget committee a summary of the implementation
of the grant program and an evaluation of its effect in increasing the
retention and completion rates at institutions.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Education (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsJ. Buckner (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate Committee

Bill: HB18-1415
Title: Regulate Student Education Loan Servicers
Bill Subject- Financial Services & Commerce
CCW Summary
Official Summary

The bill requires an entity that services a student education loan to
be licensed by the administrator of the Uniform Consumer Credit Code.
Servicing means receiving a scheduled periodic payment from a student
loan borrower, applying the payments of principal and interest with
respect to the amounts received from a student loan borrower, and similar
administrative services.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsF. Winter (D)
Senate SponsorsS. Fenberg (D)
House CommitteeBusiness Affairs & Labor
Senate Committee

Bill: HB18-1416
Title: Student Suicide Prevention Grant Program
Bill Subject- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
CCW Summary
Official Summary

The bill creates the student suicide prevention grant program for
schools (grant program) in the department of public health and
environment (department) to be administered by the department. The
purpose of the grant program is to provide financial assistance to school
districts, schools of a school district, including charter schools, and
institute charter schools to develop and implement student suicide

prevention policies and training programs. The bill specifies the minimum
requirements for the policies and training programs. The department is
required to work with the office of suicide prevention in the department
and the school safety resource center in the department of public safety
in implementing the grant program. The state board of health (state board)
is directed to adopt rules to implement the grant program, including
criteria that the department must take into consideration in awarding
grants.
Each grant recipient is required to submit information concerning
the use of the grant money to the department, and the department is
required to submit an annual report concerning implementation of the
grant program to the state board and to the health and human services
committee of the senate and the public health care and human services
committee of the house of representatives. The department is required to
post on its website available evidence-based best practices and other
resources for persons involved in student suicide prevention.
The grant program is funded by money appropriated from the
school safety resource center cash fund.
The bill authorizes the existing office of suicide prevention in
statute.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Education (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
B. McLachlan (D)
Senate SponsorsN. Todd (D)
D. Coram (R)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate Committee

Bill: HB18-1417
Title: Protect Constitutional Rights Colorado Residents
Bill Subject- Immigration
CCW Summary
Official Summary

The bill prohibits county law enforcement agencies from detaining
individuals for the federal immigration and customs enforcement agency
(ICE) or providing notifications of an individual's release date and time
to ICE unless ICE has a judicial warrant. The bill prohibits renewal of
current intergovernmental service agreements with ICE and prohibits new

agreements. The bill requires local law enforcement officers to administer
an advisement of rights to an individual prior to an ICE interview,
informing the individual that he or she has the right to deny an ICE
interview request and that he or she can exercise his or her constitutional
rights.
The bill requires the department of human services to develop and
publish model policies to ensure that public schools, state-funded colleges
and universities, public libraries, public health facilities, shelters,
courthouses, probation offices, and entities providing criminal
court-ordered classes, treatment, and appointments are places that are
accessible to all residents regardless of immigration status. All public
schools, state-funded colleges and universities, public libraries, public
health facilities, shelters, and courthouses shall adopt the policies or
equivalent policies. Probation offices and entities providing criminal
court-ordered classes, treatment, and appointments may adopt the policies
or equivalent policies.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Appropriations (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsD. Pabon (D)
S. Lontine (D)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeState, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Senate Committee

Bill: SB18-261
Title: Medical Marijuana Condition Opiates Prescribed For
Bill Subject- Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
CCW Summary
Official Summary

The bill adds a condition for which a physician could prescribe an
opiate for pain to the list of disabling medical conditions that authorize
a person to use medical marijuana for his or her condition.

Intro Date04/19/2018
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/19/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsK. Ransom (R)
E. Hooton (D)
Senate SponsorsV. Marble (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs

Bill: SB18-263
Title: Pilot Program Court Approval Treatment Medications In Jails
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Human Services
CCW Summary
Official Summary

The bill creates a pilot program in the department of human
services (department) to establish the safety and effectiveness of allowing
a licensed psychiatrist to petition the court for authority to administer
medications in a jail over the objection of a respondent. The advisory
board to the department (advisory board) shall approve any applying jail
for participation in the pilot program if it has established a contract with

a facility designated by the department and also meets the minimum
criteria established in the bill. The advisory board shall only authorize a
maximum of 5 jails to participate in the pilot program. The pilot program
will be monitored by the office of behavioral health.
The office of behavioral health and the sheriff or appropriate law
enforcement for a jail applying to participate in the pilot program shall
collaboratively develop requirements for a participating jail.
Requirements for information and affirmations are to be included in the
petition to the court. The department is required to report on the pilot
program on or before December 31, 2021.
The pilot program is repealed, effective September 1, 2022.
Language is clarified concerning hearings and jurisdiction in cases
brought to the court for mental health proceedings, including involuntary
administration of medications and certifications. If such a case is
presented to a jury, the jury shall only hear evidence on the issue of
whether the person has a mental health disorder and, as a result of such
mental health disorder, is a danger to others or to himself or herself or is
gravely disabled.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
Senate SponsorsB. Martinez Humenik (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs

Bill: SB18-264
Title: Prohibit Public School Teacher Strikes
Bill Subject- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
CCW Summary
Official Summary

The bill prohibits public school teachers and teacher organizations
from directly or indirectly inducing, instigating, encouraging, authorizing,
ratifying, or participating in a strike against any public school employer.
Public school employers are prohibited from consenting to or condoning
a strike and from paying a public school teacher for any day during which
the public school teacher participates in a strike.

In the event of a strike or the imminent threat of a strike in
violation of the bill, the public school employer is authorized to seek an
injunction from the district court. Failure by a public school teacher or
teacher organization to comply with the injunction constitutes contempt
of court and may be punished with fines or up to 6 months in county jail,
or both.
If a public school teacher is found in contempt of court for failure
to comply with an injunction, the bill directs the public school employer
to immediately terminate his or her employment, without a hearing. If a
teacher organization is found in contempt, any collective bargaining
agreement negotiated by the organization is rendered null and void. The
organization cannot represent public school teachers or collect dues from
them for one year, and a public school employer is prohibited from
negotiating with the organization during that time. These penalties may
be suspended or modified by the court if the public school employer so
requests and the court finds it is in the public interest to do so.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsP. Lundeen (R)
Senate SponsorsR. Gardner (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs

Bill: SB18-265
Title: Child Care Savings Account Income Tax Benefits
Bill Subject- Fiscal Policy & Taxes
CCW Summary
Official Summary

Section 1 of the bill establishes a child care savings account,
which is an account with a financial institution from which an individual
uses money to pay a child care facility for the care of a dependent who is
less than 6 years old (account). To be eligible to create an account, an
individual must have federal taxable income of less than $90,000, or, in
the case of individuals filing a joint return, $180,000.

A taxpayer may claim a credit that is equal to 10% of the amount
that the taxpayer contributes to an account. The maximum credit allowed
for an income tax year for a contribution to a single account is $250. A
taxpayer may contribute to multiple accounts but cannot claim more than
$25,000 of credits in an income tax year. A credit for a contribution to
one's own account is refundable. All other credits are not refundable, but
unused credits may be carried forward up to 5 years.
Money in the account may only be used for payments to the child
care facility or bank fees. If an individual uses money for an unauthorized
purpose, then any credit given for such amount is subject to recapture in
the year it is withdrawn and there is a penalty equal to 10% of the credit
recaptured.
The department of revenue is required to establish forms that an
individual must annually file related to an account.
Section 2 allows an account holder to subtract an amount equal to
the interest or income earned during the income tax year from the money
in an account from his or her federal taxable income.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House Sponsors
Senate SponsorsO. Hill (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs

Bill: SB18-266
Title: Controlling Medicaid Costs
Bill Subject- Health Care & Health Insurance
CCW Summary
Official Summary

Joint Budget Committee. The bill directs the department of
health care policy and financing (department) to provide information to
providers participating in the accountable care collaborative regarding:

  • Cost and quality of medical services provided by hospitals
and other medicaid providers; and
  • Cost and quality of available pharmaceuticals prescribed by
medicaid providers.
The department may make the same information available to other
medicaid providers.
The department shall automatically review claims to identify and
correct improper coding prior to payment and may obtain commercial
technology to conduct the reviews.
The department is authorized to pursue cost-control strategies,
value-based payments, and other approaches to reduce the rate of
expenditure growth in the medicaid program. The department shall allow
recipients, providers, and stakeholders an opportunity to comment and
shall report to the joint budget committee prior to implementing any
strategies or measures. The department is required to contract for an
independent evaluation of any measures pursued and to provide reports
to the joint budget committee on the evaluations.
Subject to federal approval, the department is also directed to
design and implement an evidence-based hospital review program to
ensure that utilization of hospital services is based on a recipient's need
for care. Prior to implementing any changes, the department shall allow
recipients, providers, and stakeholders an opportunity to comment and
shall report to the joint budget committee. The department shall also
report to the joint budget committee on the estimated savings from the
changes.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsD. Young (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Lundberg (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeAppropriations

Bill: SB18-267
Title: Create Justice Center Maintenance Fund
Bill Subject- State Government
CCW Summary
Official Summary

Capital Development Committee. The bill creates the justice
center maintenance fund that consists of money appropriated by the
general assembly to the maintenance fund from the justice center cash
fund to be used for controlled maintenance needs of the Ralph L. Carr
Colorado judicial center.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsJ. Becker (R)
C. Hansen (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Kefalas (D)
R. Baumgardner (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeFinance

Bill: SB18-268
Title: Design Bid Build Highway Project Contract Awards
Bill Subject- Transportation & Motor Vehicles
CCW Summary
Official Summary

If there are fewer than 3 bidders on a design bid build highway
project, a provision of current law generally prohibits the department of
transportation (CDOT) from awarding a contract in an amount that is

more than 10% over CDOT's estimate on the project, but allows the
executive director of CDOT (executive director) to award a contract that
is more than 10% but less than 25% over the estimate if the estimate is
less than $1,000,000. The bill authorizes a designee of the executive
director to award such a contract.
Another provision of current law, which is scheduled to repeal on
July 1, 2018, authorizes the executive director to award a contract for a
design bid build highway project to the low responsible bidder regardless
of CDOT's estimate on the project if the executive director determines
that it is in the best financial, economic, or other interest of the state to do
so and requires CDOT, in its annual report to its legislative oversight
committees, to explain the reasons for making the award and estimate the
amount of cost savings achieved by making any such award. The bill
prevents the authorization and reporting requirements from being
repealed.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House Sponsors
Senate SponsorsR. Scott (R)
D. Moreno (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeTransportation

Bill: SB18-269
Title: School Security Disbursement Program
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
CCW Summary
Official Summary

The bill creates the school security disbursement program
(disbursement program) in the department of public safety (department).

A school district, charter school, institute charter school, or board of
cooperative services (local education provider) may apply for a
disbursement by submitting an application to the department. A
disbursement recipient may use the money for one or more of the
purposes specified in the bill, which include building improvements to
enhance security and training for school personnel. The department must
review the applications received and disburse money to applicants that
meet the application requirements. The department must give priority to
applicants that commit to providing matching funds for the amount
received. The disbursements are paid from money that is set aside in the
school security disbursement program account that the bill creates within
the school safety resources center fund. Each disbursement recipient must
report to the department concerning its use of the money, and the
department must annually provide a summary of the reports to
committees of the general assembly. The disbursement program is
repealed, effective July 1, 2021.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsP. Neville (R)
J. Bridges (D)
Senate SponsorsT. Neville (R)
D. Moreno (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeFinance

Bill: SB18-270
Title: Behavioral Health Crisis Transition Referral Program
Bill Subject- Human Services
CCW Summary
Official Summary

The bill establishes the community transition specialist program
(program) in the office of behavioral health (office) in the department of
human services (department). The program coordinates referrals of
high-risk individuals to transition specialists by certain behavioral health
facilities and programs. High-risk individuals are under an emergency or

involuntary hold, have a significant mental health or substance use
disorder, and are not in consistent behavioral health treatment. Transition
specialists provide services related to housing, program placement, access
to behavioral health treatment or benefits, advocacy, and other supportive
services. The department is required to adopt rules to implement the
program. The bill requires the office to collect data and make
recommendations to the department, and the department is required to
include program information in the department's annual SMART act
report.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsB. Pettersen (D)
C. Wist (R)
Senate SponsorsC. Jahn (D)
T. Neville (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs

Bill: SB18-271
Title: Improve Funding For Marijuana Research
Bill Subject- Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
- Public Health
CCW Summary
Official Summary

Subject to rules of the marijuana enforcement division, the bill
authorizes:
  • Marijuana research and development licensees and
marijuana research and development cultivation licensees
(research licensees) to transfer unused marijuana within the
regulated marijuana industry; and

  • Research licensees to be co-located at the premises of a
medical marijuana-infused products manufacturer or a
retail marijuana products manufacturer.
The general appropriations bill transferred $3 million from the
marijuana tax cash fund to the health research subaccount of the medical
marijuana program cash fund (subaccount). The bill strikes the limitation
of the amount of transfers to the subaccount and extends the repeal of the
medical marijuana program cash fund until September 1, 2023. The bill
authorizes $100,000 to be spent annually from the subaccount for
administrative purposes related to the medical marijuana research grant
program.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House SponsorsD. Pabon (D)
Senate SponsorsV. Marble (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeFinance

Bill: SB18-272
Title: Crisis And Suicide Prevention Training Grant Program
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
- Public Health
CCW Summary
Official Summary

The bill creates the crisis and suicide prevention training grant
program (grant program) in the department of public health and
environment (department). The purpose of the grant program is to provide
financial assistance to schools in providing crisis and suicide prevention
training to schools, with priority given to those schools that have
previously not received such training. The grant program may authorize
up to $400,000 in grants per year in varying amounts. The office of
suicide prevention and the school safety resource center shall work

collaboratively with the department to develop guidelines and criteria for
the grant program. Grant recipients are required to report on their
activities using grant money.
The crisis and suicide prevention training grant program fund is
created and authorized to accept appropriations from the general
assembly, as well as gifts, grants, and donations.
The bill makes conforming amendments that authorize the existing
office of suicide prevention in statute.

Intro Date04/20/2018
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services (04/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
House Sponsors
Senate SponsorsN. Todd (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
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