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HB18-1001 FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program Bill DocumentsK. Donovan (D)
R. Fields (D)
Business Affairs & LaborState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/30/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/23/201801/10/2018

Concerning the creation of a family and medical leave insurance program.

Bill History - Labor & Employment
F. Winter (D)
M. Gray (D)

The bill creates the family and medical leave insurance (FAMLI)
program in the division of family and medical leave insurance (division)
in the department of labor and employment to provide partial
wage-replacement benefits to an eligible individual who takes leave from
work to care for a new child or a family member with a serious health
condition or who is unable to work due to the individual's own serious

health condition.
Each employee in the state will pay a premium determined by the
director of the division by rule, which premium is based on a percentage
of the employee's yearly wages and must not initially exceed .99%. The
premiums are deposited into the family and medical leave insurance fund
from which family and medical leave benefits are paid to eligible
individuals. The director may also impose a solvency surcharge by rule
if determined necessary to ensure the soundness of the fund. The division
is established as an enterprise, and premiums paid into the fund are not
considered state revenues for purposes of the taxpayer's bill of rights
(TABOR).

cVotes all Legislators- Labor & Employment

Concerning the creation of a family and medical leave insurance program.

01/10/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/30/2018F. Winter (D)
M. Gray (D)
K. Donovan (D)
R. Fields (D)
Business Affairs & LaborState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/23/2018
HB18-1002 Rural School District Teaching Fellowship Programs Bill DocumentsN. Todd (D)
D. Coram (R)
EducationEducationGovernor Signed: 05/25/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/22/201801/10/2018

Concerning teaching fellowship programs to assist rural school districts in hiring high-quality teachers, and, in connection therewith, creating the 'Rural Colorado Grow Your Own Educator Act'.

Bill History - Higher Education
M. Hamner (D)
B. Rankin (R)

The bill directs the department of education to identify geographic
areas within the state and specific subjects for which there is a teacher
shortage. Under the bill, a rural school district (district) and a public or

private institution of higher education (institution) may enter into an
agreement to provide a teaching fellowship program for students enrolled
in the fourth year of the approved educator preparation program. The
district must be located within an identified area or need a teacher for one
of the identified subjects and demonstrate chronic hiring difficulty and
financial need; the institution must offer an approved educator
preparation program. The agreement must include the commitments of
both the district and the institution, including the commitments of both
the district and the institution to jointly design an individualized
fellowship plan for each teaching fellow that addresses necessary
competencies, the district's commitment to extend an offer of employment
to the teaching fellow when he or she successfully completes the
fellowship year, and the institution's commitment to pay a percentage of
a stipend to the teaching fellow during the fellowship year.
Each teaching fellow receives a stipend of $10,000 to use for costs
of attendance during the fellowship year. The department of higher
education, based on the districts' demonstrated chronic hiring difficulties
and financial need, will annually select 100 teaching fellows for which
the state will provide 50% of the stipend through the state financial
assistance program. For these teaching fellows, the institution must
provide the remaining 50% from institutional financial assistance. If a
teaching fellow is not selected to receive state money, the district and the
institution must pay the stipend in agreed-upon percentages. If the
teaching fellow receives an offer of employment from the district and
does not accept it, the teaching fellow must repay the amount of the
stipend.
The district and institution must prepare an annual report
concerning implementation of the teaching fellowship program and
submit it to the department of higher education. The department must
prepare a summary report concerning the implementation and effect of
the teaching fellowship programs throughout the state and submit the
report to the state board of education, the Colorado commission on higher
education, and the joint budget committee and education committees of
the general assembly.

cVotes all Legislators- Higher Education

Concerning teaching fellowship programs to assist rural school districts in hiring high-quality teachers, and, in connection therewith, creating the 'Rural Colorado Grow Your Own Educator Act'.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 05/25/2018M. Hamner (D)
B. Rankin (R)
N. Todd (D)
D. Coram (R)
EducationEducationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/22/2018
HB18-1003 Opioid Misuse Prevention Bill DocumentsK. Priola (R)
C. Jahn (D)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 05/21/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/17/201801/10/2018

Concerning measures to prevent opioid misuse in Colorado.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
B. Pettersen (D)

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study
Committee. Section 1 of the bill establishes in statute the opioid and
other substance use disorders study committee, consisting of 5 senators
and 5 representatives from the general assembly, to:
  • Study data and statistics on the scope of the substance use
disorder problem in Colorado;
  • Study current prevention, intervention, harm reduction,
treatment, and recovery resources available to Coloradans,

as well as public and private insurance coverage and other
sources of support for treatment and recovery resources;
  • Review the availability of medication-assisted treatment
and the ability of pharmacists to prescribe those
medications;
  • Examine measures that other states and countries use to
address substance use disorders;
  • Identify the gaps in prevention, intervention, harm
reduction, treatment, and recovery resources available to
Coloradans and hurdles to accessing those resources; and
  • Identify possible legislative options to address gaps and
hurdles to accessing prevention, intervention, harm
reduction, treatment, and recovery resources.
The committee is authorized to meet 6 times in a calendar year and
may report up to 6 legislative measures to the legislative council, which
bills are exempt from bill limitations and introduction deadlines. The
committee is repealed on July 1, 2020.
Section 2 specifies school-based health care centers may apply for
grants from the school-based health center grant program to expand
behavioral health services to include treatment for opioid and other
substance use disorders.
Section 3 directs the department of health care policy and
financing, starting July 1, 2018, to award grants to organizations to
operate a substance abuse screening, brief intervention, and referral
program.
Section 4 directs the center for research into substance use
disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery to develop and implement
continuing medical education activities to help prescribers of pain
medication to safely and effectively manage patients with chronic pain,
and when appropriate, prescribe opioids. Sections 2 through 4 also direct
the general assembly to appropriate money to implement those sections.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance

Concerning measures to prevent opioid misuse in Colorado.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 05/21/2018B. Pettersen (D)K. Priola (R)
C. Jahn (D)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/17/2018
HB18-1004 Continue Child Care Contribution Tax Credit Bill DocumentsJ. Kefalas (D)
J. Tate (R)
FinanceFinanceGovernor Signed: 05/30/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/30/201801/10/2018

Concerning the continuation of the income tax credit for a qualifying contribution to promote child care in the state.

Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
J. Wilson (R)
J. Coleman (D)

A taxpayer who makes a monetary contribution to promote child
care in the state is allowed an income tax credit that is equal to 50% of the
total value of the contribution. This exemption is currently available for
income tax years that commence prior to January 1, 2020. The bill
extends the credit for 5 years.

cVotes all Legislators- Fiscal Policy & Taxes

Concerning the continuation of the income tax credit for a qualifying contribution to promote child care in the state.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 05/30/2018J. Wilson (R)
J. Coleman (D)
J. Kefalas (D)
J. Tate (R)
FinanceFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/30/2018
HB18-1005 Notice To Students Of Postsecondary Courses Bill DocumentsK. Priola (R)EducationEducationGovernor Signed: 03/22/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/08/201801/10/2018

Concerning notice of postsecondary course enrollment options available to high school students.

Bill History - Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
- Higher Education
J. Becker (R)
B. Pettersen (D)

Under current law, a school district, board of cooperative services,
district charter school, or institute charter school (local education
provider) must notify students and their parents of opportunities for
concurrent enrollment in postsecondary courses. The bill requires the
notice to include information regarding the benefit of completing
concurrent enrollment courses and the local education provider's timelines

that affect student eligibility to take these courses.
Prior to the beginning of the enrollment period for postsecondary
concurrent enrollment courses, the local education provider shall provide
students and their parents with written notice of postsecondary courses
offered at the local education provider's facility and the cost of those
courses, as well as notice regarding postsecondary courses offered at the
postsecondary institution's facility and the cost of those courses.

cVotes all Legislators- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
- Higher Education

Concerning notice of postsecondary course enrollment options available to high school students.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/22/2018J. Becker (R)
B. Pettersen (D)
K. Priola (R)EducationEducationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/08/2018
HB18-1006 Infant Newborn Screening Bill DocumentsD. Moreno (D)
R. Gardner (R)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 06/04/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/21/201801/10/2018

Concerning modifications to the newborn screening program administered by the department of public health and environment.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
- Public Health
M. Hamner (D)
L. Liston (R)

The bill updates the current newborn screening program to require
more timely newborn hearing screenings. The department of public health
and environment is authorized to assess a fee for newborn screening and
necessary follow-up services. The bill creates the newborn hearing
screening cash fund for the purpose of covering the costs of the program.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Public Health

Concerning modifications to the newborn screening program administered by the department of public health and environment.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 06/04/2018M. Hamner (D)
L. Liston (R)
D. Moreno (D)
R. Gardner (R)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/21/2018
HB18-1007 Substance Use Disorder Payment And Coverage Bill DocumentsC. Jahn (D)
K. Lambert (R)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 05/21/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 04/24/201801/10/2018

Concerning payment issues related to substance use disorders.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
C. Kennedy (D)
J. Singer (D)

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study
Committee. The bill requires all individual and group health benefit
plans to provide coverage without prior authorization for a five-day
supply of buprenorphine for a first request within a 12-month period.
Additionally, all individual and group health benefit plans that
cover physical therapy, acupuncture, or chiropractic services shall not

subject those services to dollar limits, deductibles, copayments, or
coinsurance provisions that are less favorable than those applicable to
primary care services under the plan if the covered person has a diagnosis
of chronic pain and has or has had a substance use disorder diagnosis.
The bill prohibits carriers from taking adverse action against a
provider or from providing financial incentives or disincentives to a
provider based solely on a patient satisfaction survey relating to the
patient's satisfaction with pain treatment.
The bill clarifies that an urgent prior authorization request to a
carrier includes a request for authorization of medication-assisted
treatment for substance use disorders.
The bill permits a pharmacist who has entered into a collaborative
pharmacy practice agreement with one or more physicians to administer
injectable medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders and
receive an enhanced dispensing fee for the administration.
The bill prohibits carriers from requiring a covered person to
undergo step therapy using a prescription drug or drugs that include an
opioid before covering a non-opioid prescription drug recommended by
the covered person's provider.
The bill requires the Colorado medical assistance program to
authorize reimbursement for a ready-to-use version of intranasal naloxone
hydrochloride without prior authorization.
The bill prohibits the requirement that a recipient of medical
assistance undergo a step-therapy protocol using a prescription drug
containing an opioid prior to authorizing reimbursement for a non-opioid
prescription drug recommended by the person's health care provider.
The bill permits a pharmacist who has entered into a collaborative
pharmacy practice agreement with one or more physicians to administer
injectable medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders and
receive an enhanced dispensing fee under the Colorado medical
assistance program for the administration.
The bill requires the department of health care policy and
financing and the office of behavioral health in the department of human
services to establish rules that standardize utilization management
authority timelines for the non-pharmaceutical components of
medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance

Concerning payment issues related to substance use disorders.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 05/21/2018C. Kennedy (D)
J. Singer (D)
C. Jahn (D)
K. Lambert (R)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 04/24/2018
HB18-1008 Mussel-free Colorado Act Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)
K. Donovan (D)
Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesFinanceGovernor Signed: 04/23/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/04/201801/10/2018

Concerning the financing of the division of parks and wildlife's aquatic nuisance species program, and, in connection therewith, creating an aquatic nuisance species stamp for the operation of motorboats and sailboats in waters of the state, increasing penalties related to the introduction of aquatic nuisance species into the waters of the state, and combining two separate funds related to the aquatic nuisance species program into one fund.

Bill History - Natural Resources & Environment
- Water
D. Esgar (D)
J. Arndt (D)

Water Resources Review Committee. Section 3 of the bill
updates a legislative declaration concerning aquatic nuisance species to
encourage the federal government to dedicate sufficient funding and
resources to the detection, prevention, control, and eradication of aquatic
nuisance species for federally owned or managed aquatic resources and
water infrastructure in Colorado.
Section 4 defines motorboat and sailboat.
Section 5 authorizes the division of parks and wildlife (division)
to seek reimbursement from a conveyance owner (i.e., motor vehicles,
trailers, and watercraft) for the storage and decontamination of a
conveyance that has been impounded and quarantined due to the
suspected presence of an aquatic nuisance species.
Section 6 requires an in-state resident registering a motorboat or
sailboat in Colorado for use on or after January 1, 2019, to pay a $25 fee
for an aquatic nuisance species stamp in addition to the watercraft
registration fee. A nonresident using a motorboat or sailboat in waters of
the state on or after January 1, 2019, is required to pay a $50 fee for an
aquatic nuisance species stamp.
Section 7 increases penalties related to aquatic nuisance species
and creates new penalties for failing to purchase an aquatic nuisance
species stamp; failing to comply with a qualified peace officer's or an
authorized agent's request to stop, detain, and inspect a vessel; and
launching a vessel without first obtaining a vessel inspection at an aquatic
nuisance species check station.
Section 8 combines the division of parks and outdoor recreation
aquatic nuisance species fund and the division of wildlife aquatic
nuisance species fund into a single fund: The division of parks and
wildlife aquatic nuisance species fund.
Sections 1, 2, 9, and 10 make conforming amendments.

cVotes all Legislators- Natural Resources & Environment
- Water

Concerning the financing of the division of parks and wildlife's aquatic nuisance species program, and, in connection therewith, creating an aquatic nuisance species stamp for the operation of motorboats and sailboats in waters of the state, increasing penalties related to the introduction of aquatic nuisance species into the waters of the state, and combining two separate funds related to the aquatic nuisance species program into one fund.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 04/23/2018D. Esgar (D)
J. Arndt (D)
D. Coram (R)
K. Donovan (D)
Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/04/2018
HB18-1009 Diabetes Drug Pricing Transparency Act 2018 Bill DocumentsK. Donovan (D)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/02/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/15/201801/10/2018

Concerning transparency in diabetes prescription drugs pricing.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
D. Roberts (D)

The bill creates the Diabetes Drug Pricing Transparency Act of
2018. The state board of health is responsible for implementing the act.
Drug manufacturers and pharmacy benefit managers must submit annual
reports to the state board regarding drugs used to treat diabetes that are
subject to price increases of certain percentages. The state board analyzes
the submitted information and publishes a report. The state board may

impose penalties on drug manufacturers or pharmacy benefit managers
who do not comply with reporting requirements. Nonprofit organizations
advocating for patients with diabetes or funding diabetes medical research
that receive contributions from certain diabetes drug manufacturers must
annually report those contributions.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance

Concerning transparency in diabetes prescription drugs pricing.

01/10/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/02/2018D. Roberts (D)K. Donovan (D)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/15/2018
HB18-1010 Department Of Human Services Report Data And Add MembersTo Working Group Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 03/07/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/08/201801/10/2018

Concerning youth committed to the department of human services, and, in connection therewith, requiring the department to report certain data and adding members to the youth restraint and seclusion working group.

Bill History - Children & Domestic Matters
- Human Services
J. Wilson (R)
P. Lee (D)

The bill requires the department of human services (department),
to calculate annually the recidivism rate and educational outcomes for
juveniles committed to the custody of the department who complete their

parole sentences and discharge from department supervision. In
calculating the recidivism rate, the department shall include any juvenile
who is adjudicated for or convicted of a criminal offense, either as a
juvenile or as an adult, within 3 years after department discharge. The
department shall report the recidivism rate and educational outcomes to
the general assembly annually.
Existing law requires the state auditor to perform 2 audits of the
department's reports of recidivism rates and educational outcomes. The
bill requires the judicial department to provide data to the state auditor as
permissible by law for the purposes of these audits.
The bill adds 2 members to the youth restraint and seclusion
working group within the division of youth services.

cVotes all Legislators- Children & Domestic Matters
- Human Services

Concerning youth committed to the department of human services, and, in connection therewith, requiring the department to report certain data and adding members to the youth restraint and seclusion working group.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/07/2018J. Wilson (R)
P. Lee (D)
D. Coram (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/08/2018
HB18-1011 Marijuana Business Allow Publicly Traded Owners Bill DocumentsC. Jahn (D)
T. Neville (R)
FinanceFinanceGovernor Vetoed: 06/05/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/201801/10/2018

Concerning measures to allow greater investment flexibility in marijuana businesses.

Bill History - Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
D. Pabon (D)
K. Van Winkle (R)

The bill redefines the terms direct beneficial interest and
permitted economic interest so that only those who own more than 5%
of the shares of stock in a marijuana business have to go through the
disclosure and background investigations. The bill repeals the provisions
that require limited passive investors to go through an initial background
check. The bill repeals the provisions that limit the number of out-of-state

direct beneficial owners to 15 persons. The bill repeals the provision that
prohibits publicly traded entities from holding a marijuana license.
The bill states that, when the marijuana state licensing authority
adopts rules related to ownership by and licensing of publicly traded
companies, the rules must be substantively identical to the gaming
commission rules for ownership by and licensing of publicly traded
companies.

cVotes all Legislators- Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana

Concerning measures to allow greater investment flexibility in marijuana businesses.

01/10/2018Governor Vetoed: 06/05/2018D. Pabon (D)
K. Van Winkle (R)
C. Jahn (D)
T. Neville (R)
FinanceFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/2018
HB18-1012 Vision Care Plans Carriers Eye Care Providers Bill DocumentsI. Aguilar (D)
K. Lundberg (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentHealth and Human ServicesGovernor Signed: 03/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/201801/10/2018

Concerning vision care plans for eye care services.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
J. Becker (R)
S. Lontine (D)

The bill prohibits a carrier or entity that offers a vision care plan
from requiring an eye care provider with whom the carrier or entity
contracts to:
  • Provide services or materials to a covered person at a fee
set by, or subject to the approval of, the carrier or entity
unless certain conditions are met;
  • Charge a covered person for noncovered services or
noncovered materials in any amount less than the usual and

customary amount that the eye care provider charges
individuals who do not have coverage for such materials
and services; or
  • Participate, as a condition of participation in a vision plan,
in any of the carrier's or entity's other vision plans.
The bill prohibits a carrier or entity from changing the terms of a
contract between the carrier or entity and an eye care provider without
communication with, and agreement from, the eye care provider.
The bill requires the commissioner of insurance to institute a
corrective action plan or use any of the commissioner's enforcement
powers against a carrier or entity that is not in compliance with the above
requirements.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance

Concerning vision care plans for eye care services.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/29/2018J. Becker (R)
S. Lontine (D)
I. Aguilar (D)
K. Lundberg (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentHealth and Human ServicesFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/2018
HB18-1013 Income Tax Credit For Endowment Contributions Bill DocumentsK. Priola (R)FinanceHouse Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 05/10/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/01/201801/10/2018

Concerning an income tax credit for charitable contributions to an eligible endowment fund.

Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
A. Garnett (D)

The bill creates the Nonprofit Sustainability Act of 2018. For
income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2019, but prior to
January 1, 2022, the bill allows an individual taxpayer to claim an income
tax credit for a contribution of money to an eligible endowment fund that
is equal to 25% of the contribution. An eligible endowment fund is
defined in the bill as an endowment fund that is managed in accordance

with the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act.
A Colorado charitable organization that receives the donation is
required to provide a credit certificate to the taxpayer, who must submit
the certificate to the department of revenue along with his or her tax
return. The maximum credit an individual may claim for an income tax
year is $5,000. Unused credits are not refunded and may not be carried
forward. A taxpayer may not claim the credit if he or she claims any other
state income tax credit for the same charitable contribution. The
department of revenue is required to track all the credits claimed in each
income tax year and, when the total amount of credits claimed equals
twelve million dollars per income tax year, is required to disallow all
subsequent credits claimed in that income tax year.

cVotes all Legislators- Fiscal Policy & Taxes

Concerning an income tax credit for charitable contributions to an eligible endowment fund.

01/10/2018House Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 05/10/2018A. Garnett (D)K. Priola (R)FinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/01/2018
HB18-1014 Social Studies Assessment In High Schools Bill DocumentsEducationHouse Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely: 02/28/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/06/201801/10/2018

Concerning removing the requirement that the social studies assessment be administered in high school.

Bill History NoneP. Buck (R)

The bill removes the requirement that the state assessment in social
studies be administered in high school.

cVotes all LegislatorsNone

Concerning removing the requirement that the social studies assessment be administered in high school.

01/10/2018House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely: 02/28/2018P. Buck (R)EducationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/06/2018
HB18-1015 Repeal Ammunition Magazine Prohibition Bill DocumentsO. Hill (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/21/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/24/201801/10/2018

Concerning the repeal of certain provisions concerning ammunition magazines.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
S. Humphrey (R)
L. Saine (R)

The bill repeals statutory provisions:
  • Prohibiting the possession of certain ammunition
magazines; and
  • Requiring each of certain ammunition magazines that are
manufactured in Colorado on or after July 1, 2013, to
include a permanent stamp or marking indicating that the

magazine was manufactured or assembled after July 1,
2013.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Concerning the repeal of certain provisions concerning ammunition magazines.

01/10/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/21/2018S. Humphrey (R)
L. Saine (R)
O. Hill (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/24/2018
HB18-1016 Honor The Service Of The Seabees Bill DocumentsR. Fields (D)Transportation & EnergyFinanceSenate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 03/20/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/17/201801/10/2018

Concerning the creation of a Seabees license plate to honor the Seabees tradition.

Bill History - Military & Veterans
- Transportation & Motor Vehicles
J. Danielson (D)

The bill creates the Seabees license plate. In addition to the
standard motor vehicle fees, the plate requires 2 one-time fees of $25.
One fee is credited to the highway users tax fund and the other to a fund
that provides licensing services.

cVotes all Legislators- Military & Veterans
- Transportation & Motor Vehicles

Concerning the creation of a Seabees license plate to honor the Seabees tradition.

01/10/2018Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 03/20/2018J. Danielson (D)R. Fields (D)Transportation & EnergyFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/17/2018
HB18-1017 Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Bill DocumentsS. Fenberg (D)
R. Gardner (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentFinanceGovernor Signed: 04/12/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/201801/10/2018

Concerning the adoption of an interstate compact to allow a person authorized to practice psychology in a compact state in which the person is not licensed.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
- Public Health
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)

The bill enacts the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Act
allowing psychologists licensed in any compact state to provide:
  • Telepsychology services to clients in any other compact
state; or
  • Temporary in-person client services in any compact state

not exceeding 30 days in a calendar year.
The bill authorizes the state board of psychologist examiners to
promulgate rules and to facilitate Colorado's participation in the compact
including notifying the compact commission of any adverse action taken
by the board against a Colorado licensed psychologist.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Public Health

Concerning the adoption of an interstate compact to allow a person authorized to practice psychology in a compact state in which the person is not licensed.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 04/12/2018D. Michaelson Jenet (D)S. Fenberg (D)
R. Gardner (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/2018
HB18-1018 Human Trafficking Commercial Driver's License Bill DocumentsJ. Cooke (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
Transportation & EnergyState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 04/12/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/11/201801/10/2018

Concerning a requirement that education to prevent human trafficking be included in the training to obtain a commercial driver's license.

Bill History - Transportation & Motor Vehicles
T. Carver (R)
D. Jackson (D)

Transportation Legislation Review Committee. The bill
requires that the training to obtain a commercial driver's license contain
education to prevent human trafficking. The department of revenue must
collaborate with organizations that specialize in the recognition and
prevention of human trafficking, and other state agencies. The department

must also publish information about human trafficking for commercial
driver's license holders and trainees.

cVotes all Legislators- Transportation & Motor Vehicles

Concerning a requirement that education to prevent human trafficking be included in the training to obtain a commercial driver's license.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 04/12/2018T. Carver (R)
D. Jackson (D)
J. Cooke (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
Transportation & EnergyState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/11/2018
HB18-1019 Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade Accreditation Weighted Factors Bill DocumentsK. Priola (R)EducationFinanceGovernor Signed: 05/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/07/201801/10/2018 Concerning criteria applied in determining performance ratings for entities in the elementary and secondary public education system.   Bill History - Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)

For purposes of determining annual accreditation categories for
school districts and the state charter school institute (institute), and for
determining a public school's performance plan, the bill requires the state
board of education (state board) to establish weighted values that assign
greater value to high school graduation rates that are based on more

rigorous course work requirements for achievement of a high school
diploma.
The bill requires the state board to compare school district
performance based on school district size to ensure that accreditation
categories are fairly and equitably assigned across school districts of
similar size.
The state board shall also assign greater value to public schools,
school districts, and the institute for graduation requirements that meet or
exceed the Colorado commission on higher education's suggested college
admission course requirements.

cVotes all Legislators- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Concerning criteria applied in determining performance ratings for entities in the elementary and secondary public education system.   01/10/2018Governor Signed: 05/29/2018K. Priola (R)EducationFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/07/2018
HB18-1020 Civil Forfeiture Reforms Bill DocumentsT. Neville (R)
R. Gardner (R)
D. Kagan (D)
JudiciaryState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 05/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/26/201801/10/2018

Concerning civil forfeiture reform, and, in connection therewith, changing the entity required to report on forfeitures, expanding the scope of the forfeitures to be reported, establishing grant programs, and changing the disbursement of net forfeiture proceeds.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
L. Herod (D)

During the 2017 session, the general assembly enacted a bill
involving civil forfeiture requiring seizing agencies to submit reports to

the department of local affairs (department). The bill requires reporting
agencies rather than seizing agencies to file the reports and defines
reporting agency. The bill also expands the scope of the reports to
include seizures related to a local public nuisance law or ordinance.
The 2017 act also prohibited seizing agencies from receiving
forfeiture proceeds from the federal government unless the aggregate
value of property seized in a case is over $50,000. The bill establishes the
law enforcement assistance grant program in the department of public
safety to reimburse seizing agencies for revenue lost because of this
prohibition.
The bill establishes the law enforcement community services grant
program (program) in the division of local government in the department
to provide grants to law enforcement agencies, local governments, and
community organizations to improve community services. It establishes
a committee to review grant applications and make recommendations on
grant awards and establishes a fund from which grants are paid.
Under current law, the net balance of proceeds received from a
forfeiture action are divided evenly between the governmental body of the
seizing agency and the managed service organization providing
behavioral health in the judicial district (MSO). The bill provides that the
50% that went to the MSO is now divided so that the MSO and the new
law enforcement community services grant program fund each receive
25%.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Concerning civil forfeiture reform, and, in connection therewith, changing the entity required to report on forfeitures, expanding the scope of the forfeitures to be reported, establishing grant programs, and changing the disbursement of net forfeiture proceeds.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 05/29/2018L. Herod (D)T. Neville (R)
R. Gardner (R)
D. Kagan (D)
JudiciaryState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/26/2018
HB18-1021 Task Force For Youth Experiencing Homelessness Bill DocumentsJ. Kefalas (D)Public Health Care and Human ServicesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/21/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/07/201801/10/2018

Concerning addressing the issue of youth who are experiencing homelessness in Colorado.

Bill History - Children & Domestic Matters
E. Hooton (D)
L. Landgraf (R)

The bill establishes the task force concerning youth who are
experiencing homelessness (task force) to study and make
recommendations on issues related to the issue of youth experiencing
homelessness in Colorado. The membership of the task force is set forth,
as well as reporting requirements and a repeal date.
The bill makes conforming amendments to correct citations to an

earlier relocation of the office of homeless youth services to the
department of local affairs.

cVotes all Legislators- Children & Domestic Matters

Concerning addressing the issue of youth who are experiencing homelessness in Colorado.

01/10/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/21/2018E. Hooton (D)
L. Landgraf (R)
J. Kefalas (D)Public Health Care and Human ServicesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/07/2018
HB18-1022 DOR Department Of Revenue Issue Sales Tax Request For Information Bill DocumentsC. Jahn (D)
T. Neville (R)
Business Affairs & LaborFinanceGovernor Signed: 03/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/13/201801/10/2018

Concerning a requirement that the department of revenue issue a request for information for an electronic sales and use tax simplification system.

Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
L. Sias (R)

Sales and Use Tax Simplification Task Force. The bill requires
the department of revenue to issue a request for information for an
electronic sales and use tax simplification system that the state or any
local government that levies a sales or use tax, including a home rule
municipality and county, could choose to use that would provide

administrative simplification to the state and local sales and use tax
system.

cVotes all Legislators- Fiscal Policy & Taxes

Concerning a requirement that the department of revenue issue a request for information for an electronic sales and use tax simplification system.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/01/2018T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
L. Sias (R)
C. Jahn (D)
T. Neville (R)
Business Affairs & LaborFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/13/2018
HB18-1023 Relocate Title 12 Marijuana To New Title 44 Bill DocumentsR. Gardner (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 03/22/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/201801/10/2018

Concerning the nonsubstantive relocation of laws related to legalized marijuana from title 12, Colorado Revised Statutes, as part of the organizational recodification of title 12.

Bill History - Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
L. Herod (D)

Committee on Legal Services. Current law directs the office of
legislative legal services to study the organizational recodification of title
12 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, which relates to professions and

occupations. One recommendation of the study is to relocate laws located
in title 12 that are administered by the department of revenue to a new
title 44, which will consist solely of laws administered by the department
of revenue that regulate a variety of activities.
To implement this recommendation, section 1 of the bill creates
title 44 and section 2 relocates article 43.3 of title 12, medical marijuana,
to a new article 11 in a new title 44, Colorado Revised Statutes; and
section 3 of the bill relocates article 43.4 of title 12, retail marijuana, to
a new article 12 in a new title 44, Colorado Revised Statutes. Sections 4
through 28
of the bill make conforming amendments, and section 29
repeals the articles where the law was previously codified.

cVotes all Legislators- Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana

Concerning the nonsubstantive relocation of laws related to legalized marijuana from title 12, Colorado Revised Statutes, as part of the organizational recodification of title 12.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/22/2018L. Herod (D)R. Gardner (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/2018
HB18-1024 Relocate Title 12 Racing to New Title 44 Bill DocumentsD. Kagan (D)JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 03/07/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/201801/10/2018

Concerning the nonsubstantive relocation of laws related to the regulation of racing from title 12, Colorado Revised Statutes, to a new title 44 as part of the organizational recodification of title 12.

Bill History - State Government
- State Revenue & Budget
P. Lee (D)

Committee on Legal Services. Current law directs the office of
legislative legal services to study the organizational recodification of title
12 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, which relates to professions and

occupations. One recommendation of the study is to relocate laws located
in title 12 that are administered by the department of revenue to a new
title 44, which will consist solely of laws administered by the department
of revenue that regulate a variety of activities.
To implement this recommendation, section 1 of the bill creates
title 44 and section 2 relocates laws related to the regulation of racing
from title 12 to the new title. Section 3 repeals the relocated laws from
their current location. Sections 4 through 22 make conforming
amendments necessitated by the relocation of the laws.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government
- State Revenue & Budget

Concerning the nonsubstantive relocation of laws related to the regulation of racing from title 12, Colorado Revised Statutes, to a new title 44 as part of the organizational recodification of title 12.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/07/2018P. Lee (D)D. Kagan (D)JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/2018
HB18-1025 Relocate Title 12 Liquor Laws To Title 44 Bill DocumentsJ. Cooke (R)
R. Gardner (R)
JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 04/23/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/04/201801/10/2018

Concerning the nonsubstantive relocation of laws related to the regulation of alcohol beverages from title 12, Colorado Revised Statutes, to a new title 44 as part of the organizational recodification of title 12.

Bill History - Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
L. Herod (D)

Committee on Legal Services. Current law directs the office of
legislative legal services to study the organizational recodification of title
12 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, which relates to professions and

occupations. One recommendation of the study is to relocate laws located
in title 12 that are administered by the department of revenue to a new
title 44, which will consist solely of laws administered by the department
of revenue that regulate a variety of activities.
To implement this recommendation, section 1 of the bill creates
title 44, section 2 relocates laws related to the regulation of alcohol
beverages from title 12 to the new title, and section 3 repeals the
relocated laws from their current location. Sections 4 through 25 make
conforming amendments.

cVotes all Legislators- Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana

Concerning the nonsubstantive relocation of laws related to the regulation of alcohol beverages from title 12, Colorado Revised Statutes, to a new title 44 as part of the organizational recodification of title 12.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 04/23/2018L. Herod (D)J. Cooke (R)
R. Gardner (R)
JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/04/2018
HB18-1026 Relocate Title 12 Liquor Division Fund To Title 44 Bill DocumentsR. Gardner (R)
J. Cooke (R)
JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 03/07/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/04/201801/10/2018

Concerning the nonsubstantive relocation of the law creating the liquor enforcement division and state licensing authority cash fund from title 24, Colorado Revised Statutes, to a new title 44 as part of the organizational recodification of title 12.

Bill History - Courts & Judicial
- Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
- State Government
L. Herod (D)

Committee on Legal Services. Current law directs the office of
legislative legal services to study the organizational recodification of title

12 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, which relates to professions and
occupations. One recommendation of the study is to relocate laws located
in title 12 that are administered by the department of revenue, as well as
other isolated laws administered by the department of revenue, to a new
title 44, which will consist solely of laws administered by the department
of revenue that regulate a variety of activities.
To implement this recommendation, section 1 of the bill creates
title 44 and section 2 relocates a law that creates the liquor enforcement
division and state licensing authority cash fund from title 24 to the new
title. Section 3 repeals the relocated law from its current location.
Sections 4 and 5 make conforming amendments necessitated by the
relocation of the law.

cVotes all Legislators- Courts & Judicial
- Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
- State Government

Concerning the nonsubstantive relocation of the law creating the liquor enforcement division and state licensing authority cash fund from title 24, Colorado Revised Statutes, to a new title 44 as part of the organizational recodification of title 12.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/07/2018L. Herod (D)R. Gardner (R)
J. Cooke (R)
JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/04/2018
HB18-1027 Relocate Title 24 Lottery To New Title 44 Bill DocumentsD. Kagan (D)JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 03/15/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/10/201801/10/2018

Concerning the nonsubstantive relocation of laws related to the regulation of the lottery from title 24, Colorado Revised Statutes, to a new title 44 as part of the organizational recodification of title 12.

Bill History - State Government
C. Wist (R)

Committee on Legal Services. Current law directs the office of
legislative legal services to study the organizational recodification of title
12 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, which relates to professions and

occupations. One recommendation of the study is to relocate laws located
in title 24 that are administered by the department of revenue to a new
title 44, which will consist solely of laws administered by the department
of revenue that regulate a variety of activities.
To implement this recommendation, section 1 of the bill creates
title 44 and section 2 relocates laws related to the regulation of lottery
from title 24 to the new title. Section 3 repeals the relocated laws from
their current location. Sections 4 through 16 make conforming
amendments necessitated by the relocation of the laws.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning the nonsubstantive relocation of laws related to the regulation of the lottery from title 24, Colorado Revised Statutes, to a new title 44 as part of the organizational recodification of title 12.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/15/2018C. Wist (R)D. Kagan (D)JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/10/2018
HB18-1028 Attorney General Deceptive Practice Court Order Bill DocumentsL. Court (D)
J. Tate (R)
JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 03/15/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/20/201801/10/2018

Concerning clarification of the standard required for applications for a court order to require compliance with investigations of deceptive trade practices.

Bill History - Courts & Judicial
T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
C. Wist (R)

Under current law, if a person does not cooperate with an
investigation by the attorney general or a district attorney regarding a
potential deceptive trade practice, the attorney general or district attorney
may seek a court order requiring compliance with the investigation. The
application for a court order must state why the order is necessary to

terminate or prevent a deceptive trade practice.
The bill would allow a judge to issue a court order if compliance
with an investigation is necessary to investigate a deceptive trade practice.

cVotes all Legislators- Courts & Judicial

Concerning clarification of the standard required for applications for a court order to require compliance with investigations of deceptive trade practices.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/15/2018T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
C. Wist (R)
L. Court (D)
J. Tate (R)
JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/20/2018
HB18-1029 Lowering Mandatory Parole From 5 Years To 3 Years Bill DocumentsK. Lundberg (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 04/23/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/24/201801/10/2018

Concerning lowering the period of mandatory parole from five years to three years for certain felony offenses.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
M. Weissman (D)

Sentencing in the Criminal Justice System Interim Study
Committee. Under current law, the length of a mandatory parole sentence
for a class 2 and 3 felony is 5 years. The bill lowers the length of
mandatory parole for a class 2 and 3 felony to 3 years.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Concerning lowering the period of mandatory parole from five years to three years for certain felony offenses.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 04/23/2018M. Weissman (D)K. Lundberg (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/24/2018
HB18-1030 Prohibit Discrimination Labor Union Participation Bill DocumentsT. Neville (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 01/24/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/31/201801/10/2018

Concerning the prohibition of discrimination against employees based on labor union participation.

Bill History - Labor & Employment
J. Everett (R)

The bill prohibits an employer from requiring any person, as a
condition of employment, to become or remain a member of a labor
organization or to pay dues, fees, or other assessments to a labor
organization or to a charity organization or other third party in lieu of the
labor organization. Any agreement that violates these prohibitions or the
rights of an employee is void.

The bill creates civil and criminal penalties for violations and
authorizes the attorney general and the district attorney in each judicial
district to investigate alleged violations and take action against a person
believed to be in violation. The bill states that all-union agreements are
unfair labor practices.

cVotes all Legislators- Labor & Employment

Concerning the prohibition of discrimination against employees based on labor union participation.

01/10/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 01/24/2018J. Everett (R)T. Neville (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/31/2018
HB18-1031 Employer Entry FPPA Fire And Police Pension Association Defined Benefit System Bill DocumentsM. Jones (D)
J. Cooke (R)
FinanceFinanceGovernor Signed: 03/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/10/201801/10/2018

Concerning employer entry into the fire and police pension association defined benefit system.

Bill History - State Government
J. Melton (D)
K. Ransom (R)

Police Officers' and Firefighters' Pension Reform Commission.
Current law allows an employer that is affiliated with the fire and police
pension association (FPPA) and that provides a money purchase plan for
its employees to apply to the board of directors of FPPA (board) to cover
some or all existing members of the money purchase plan under either the
statewide hybrid plan or the statewide defined benefit plan, both of which

are part of the defined benefit system. Current law requires the employer
to apply to the board separately for each plan. In addition, the employer
may apply to cover only existing employees under the statewide hybrid
plan or the statewide defined benefit plan.
The bill allows an employer that provides a money purchase plan
to apply to the board, with a single application, to cover some or all of the
existing members of its money purchase plan in the defined benefit
system. In addition, the bill allows an employer that provides a money
purchase plan to apply to the board to cover all new employees hired on
or after a date certain and who are members of the FPPA to participate as
a group in either the statewide hybrid plan or the statewide defined
benefit plan through the defined benefit system.
The bill eliminates certain statutory requirements in connection
with an employer's participation in the defined benefit system and instead
authorizes the board to determine the terms, process, certifications, and
schedules that will govern an employer's participation in the defined
benefit system. The bill also repeals the separate application process for
entry into the statewide defined benefit plan.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning employer entry into the fire and police pension association defined benefit system.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/01/2018J. Melton (D)
K. Ransom (R)
M. Jones (D)
J. Cooke (R)
FinanceFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/10/2018
HB18-1032 Access Medical Records State Emergency Medical Services Patient Care Database Bill DocumentsR. Fields (D)
J. Tate (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentHealth and Human ServicesGovernor Signed: 03/22/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/201801/10/2018

Concerning access to medical records from the department of public health and environment's EMS agency patient care database by health information organization networks.

Bill History - Public Health
C. Kennedy (D)
D. Thurlow (R)

The bill requires the department of public health and environment
to provide individualized patient information from the department's EMS
agency patient care database to health information organization networks

for any use allowed under the federal Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). By contract with health
information organization networks, the department must control access
to patient information and limit the use of patient information to only
those purposes allowed under HIPAA.

cVotes all Legislators- Public Health

Concerning access to medical records from the department of public health and environment's EMS agency patient care database by health information organization networks.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/22/2018C. Kennedy (D)
D. Thurlow (R)
R. Fields (D)
J. Tate (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentHealth and Human ServicesFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/2018
HB18-1033 Employee Leave To Participate In Elections Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/28/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/07/201801/10/2018

Concerning the time in which employees are entitled to take leave to participate in elections.

Bill History - Elections & Redistricting
M. Weissman (D)

Currently, an employee may take leave for a period of time to vote
in an election on the day of the election. The bill allows an employee to
take leave to vote, register to vote, obtain a ballot or replacement ballot,
or obtain documents or identification necessary to vote or register. For a
general, primary, or coordinated election, the bill allows an employee to
take the leave on any day that polling locations are open. For all other

elections, the bill allows the employee to take the leave on any day during
the 8 days prior to and including the day of the election. An employer
may deny a request for leave if the employee has 3 consecutive hours in
which he or she is not scheduled to work during the hours the employee
is entitled to take the leave.

cVotes all Legislators- Elections & Redistricting

Concerning the time in which employees are entitled to take leave to participate in elections.

01/10/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/28/2018M. Weissman (D)D. Coram (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/07/2018
HB18-1034 Career And Technical Education Capital Grant Program Bill DocumentsK. Priola (R)EducationHouse Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 05/07/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/12/201801/10/2018

Concerning creation of a grant program for capital costs relating to career and technical education.

Bill History - Higher Education
P. Covarrubias (R)
H. McKean (R)

The bill creates the career and technical education capital grant
program (program) in the department of labor and employment. The state
work force development council (state council) will award grants through
the program to area technical colleges, school districts, and community
colleges to use for equipment, or construction and maintenance of
buildings, related to career and technical education. In awarding grants,

the state council will prioritize applicants from rural areas of the state and
consider each applicant's demonstrated need. For each year in which it
awards grants, the state council must publish a report that identifies the
grant recipients and how the grant money was used.

cVotes all Legislators- Higher Education

Concerning creation of a grant program for capital costs relating to career and technical education.

01/10/2018House Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 05/07/2018P. Covarrubias (R)
H. McKean (R)
K. Priola (R)EducationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/12/2018
HB18-1035 Increase General Fund Reserve Bill DocumentsFinanceHouse Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 01/24/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/16/201801/10/2018

Concerning an increase in the amount of the general fund reserve.

Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes

For the fiscal year 2017-18 and each fiscal year thereafter, the
general fund reserve required by law is currently equal to 6.5% of the
amount appropriated for expenditure from the general fund. The bill
increases the general fund reserve to:
  • 7% for the fiscal year 2018-19;
  • 7.5% for the fiscal year 2019-20; and

  • 8% for the fiscal year 2020-21 and each fiscal year
thereafter.

cVotes all Legislators- Fiscal Policy & Taxes

Concerning an increase in the amount of the general fund reserve.

01/10/2018House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 01/24/2018FinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/16/2018
HB18-1036 Reduce Business Personal Property Taxes Bill DocumentsT. Neville (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/16/201801/10/2018

Concerning the reduction of business personal property taxes.

Bill History - Local Government
T. Leonard (R)

There is currently an exemption from property tax for business
personal property that would otherwise be listed on a single personal
property schedule that is equal to $7,400 for the current property tax year
cycle. The bill raises the exemption to $50,000 commencing in tax year
2018, and continues to adjust it for inflation for subsequent property tax
cycles, so that businesses with personal property under $50,000, or the

inflation adjusted amount, would not have to file the business personal
property tax forms nor pay the corresponding tax.
The bill also raises the value of business personal property that
qualifies for an exemption for consumable property from $350, which is
the value set by the property tax administrator, to $500.

cVotes all Legislators- Local Government

Concerning the reduction of business personal property taxes.

01/10/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/01/2018T. Leonard (R)T. Neville (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/16/2018
HB18-1037 Concealed Handguns On School Grounds Bill DocumentsT. Neville (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/21/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/24/201801/10/2018

Concerning allowing concealed handgun permit holders to carry concealed handguns on school grounds.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
P. Neville (R)

With certain exceptions, current law limits the authority of a
person who holds a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun by
prohibiting a permit holder from carrying a concealed handgun on public
elementary, middle, junior high, or high school grounds. The bill removes
this limitation.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)

Concerning allowing concealed handgun permit holders to carry concealed handguns on school grounds.

01/10/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/21/2018P. Neville (R)T. Neville (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/24/2018
HB18-1038 Land Surveyors Continuing Education Requirement Bill DocumentsK. Donovan (D)
D. Coram (R)
Business Affairs & LaborState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/28/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/23/201801/10/2018

Concerning establishing a continuing education requirement for professional land surveyors.

Bill History - Business & Economic Development
D. Valdez (D)

The bill requires the state board of licensure for architects,
professional engineers, and professional land surveyors to adopt rules
establishing a continuing education requirement to maintain the
continuing competency of professional land surveyors.

cVotes all Legislators- Business & Economic Development

Concerning establishing a continuing education requirement for professional land surveyors.

01/10/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/28/2018D. Valdez (D)K. Donovan (D)
D. Coram (R)
Business Affairs & LaborState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/23/2018
HB18-1039 Change Date Of Regular Special District Elections Bill DocumentsR. Gardner (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 03/15/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/20/201801/10/2018

Concerning changing regular special district elections to May of each odd-numbered year, and, in connection therewith, adjusting the length of terms served by directors elected in 2020 and 2022 in order to implement the new election schedule.

Bill History - Elections & Redistricting
K. Ransom (R)

Currently, regular special district elections are held on the Tuesday
immediately succeeding the first Monday of May in every even-numbered

year. Commencing in 2023, the bill moves such elections to the Tuesday
following the first Monday of May in odd-numbered years.
In order to implement the new date on which regular special
district elections will be held, section 4 of the bill provides that the
directors elected at the special district elections held in 2020 and 2022
will serve 3-year terms.
Section 5 makes a conforming amendment to the Rail District Act
of 1982, which uses the same election schedule as provided for special
district directors.

cVotes all Legislators- Elections & Redistricting

Concerning changing regular special district elections to May of each odd-numbered year, and, in connection therewith, adjusting the length of terms served by directors elected in 2020 and 2022 in order to implement the new election schedule.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/15/2018K. Ransom (R)R. Gardner (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/20/2018
HB18-1040 Inmate Treatment Incentive Plans Bill DocumentsR. Fields (D)JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 05/04/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/21/201801/10/2018

Concerning incentives to provide inmates with needed services.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
A. Benavidez (D)

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment
of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and
Juvenile Justice Systems.
The bill requires the department of corrections
to institute an incentive plan to contract for more mental health
professionals in difficult-to-serve geographic areas if the number of
inmates who need a treatment or service in the area exceeds the number

of available spaces by 20%.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Concerning incentives to provide inmates with needed services.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 05/04/2018A. Benavidez (D)R. Fields (D)JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/21/2018
HB18-1041 Crime Of Cruelty To Certified Police Working Horse Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)JudiciaryLocal GovernmentGovernor Signed: 03/07/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/21/201801/10/2018

Concerning adding certified police working horses to the crime of cruelty to a service animal or a certified police working dog.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
M. Catlin (R)

Current law includes a separate crime for cruelty to a service
animal or a certified police working dog. The bill adds a definition for
certified police working horse to statute and adds certified police
working horses to the crime of cruelty to a service animal or a certified
police working dog. A person who, in good faith, reports an incident of

cruelty to a certified police working horse is granted the same immunity
from civil liability that persons have when reporting, in good faith, cruelty
to a service animal or a certified police working dog.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Concerning adding certified police working horses to the crime of cruelty to a service animal or a certified police working dog.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/07/2018M. Catlin (R)D. Coram (R)JudiciaryLocal GovernmentFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/21/2018
HB18-1042 Private Interstate Commercial Vehicle Registration Bill DocumentsR. Scott (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
Transportation & EnergyTransportationGovernor Signed: 06/06/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/07/201801/10/2018

Concerning the creation of a program to authorize private providers to register commercial vehicles as Class A personal property.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Transportation & Motor Vehicles
J. Becker (R)
J. Ginal (D)

Transportation Legislation Review Committee. The bill creates
the expedited registration program (program). The program authorizes the
department of revenue to promulgate rules authorizing private providers
to register interstate commercial vehicles. The provider may collect and
retain a convenience fee.

The bill requires the program to:
  • Operate efficiently;
  • Result in overall cost savings to the state by providing
additional services or by increasing the speed or quality of
service; and
  • Register commercial vehicles and collect taxes and fees in
compliance with state law.
To qualify, a private provider must:
  • Be approved by the department;
  • Use appropriate software approved by the department; and
  • Submit evidence of financial responsibility.
The department may deny, suspend, or revoke the authority to be
a provider if the provider violates the law, makes a material misstatement
in an application, or fails to perform.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Transportation & Motor Vehicles

Concerning the creation of a program to authorize private providers to register commercial vehicles as Class A personal property.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 06/06/2018J. Becker (R)
J. Ginal (D)
R. Scott (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
Transportation & EnergyTransportationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/07/2018
HB18-1043 Beef Country Of Origin Recognition System Bill DocumentsV. Marble (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesHouse Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely: 01/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/11/201801/10/2018

Concerning a requirement that a retailer indicate the country of origin of beef sold to the public.

Bill History - Agriculture
- Public Health
K. Lewis (R)

The bill amends the Colorado Food and Drug Act to require a
retailer to indicate the country of origin for beef sold to the public. The
bill only applies to retailers who sell beef that has not been manufactured,
cured, smoked, cooked, or processed.
The bill authorizes the department of public health and
environment to promulgate rules to implement the bill.

cVotes all Legislators- Agriculture
- Public Health

Concerning a requirement that a retailer indicate the country of origin of beef sold to the public.

01/10/2018House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely: 01/29/2018K. Lewis (R)V. Marble (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/11/2018
HB18-1044 Colorado Children's Trust Fund Act Bill DocumentsK. Priola (R)Public Health Care and Human ServicesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/26/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/06/201801/10/2018

Concerning the 'Colorado Children's Trust Fund Act'.

Bill History - Children & Domestic Matters
- Human Services
- Public Health
T. Kraft-Tharp (D)

The bill amends current statutory language in the Colorado
Children's Trust Fund Act to place a greater priority on preventing child
maltreatment fatalities and continuing to prevent child maltreatment. This
includes reducing the occurrence of prenatal drug exposure and drug
endangerment and reducing the occurrence of other adverse childhood
experiences.
The current membership of the Colorado children's trust fund
board (board) is increased from 9 members to 21 members, to reflect a

broader approach to child maltreatment prevention issues.
Duties and powers of the board are expanded to include:
  • Advising and making recommendations to the governor,
state agencies, and other entities concerning child
maltreatment prevention;
  • Developing strategies and monitoring efforts to decrease
incidences of child maltreatment, child maltreatment
fatalities, and other adverse childhood experiences; and
  • Monitoring and implementing, as appropriate, the ongoing
development and implementation of programs and factors
that affect work in the area of childhood maltreatment.
The bill expands the accepted uses for grants from the Colorado
children's trust fund to include programs working to reduce the incidence
of child maltreatment fatalities, child maltreatment, and other adverse
childhood experiences.
The repeal date for the act is extended from July 1, 2022, to July
1, 2023.

cVotes all Legislators- Children & Domestic Matters
- Human Services
- Public Health

Concerning the 'Colorado Children's Trust Fund Act'.

01/10/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/26/2018T. Kraft-Tharp (D)K. Priola (R)Public Health Care and Human ServicesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/06/2018
HB18-1045 Dental Hygienist Apply Silver Diamine Fluoride Bill DocumentsJ. Tate (R)Public Health Care and Human ServicesBusiness, Labor and TechnologyGovernor Signed: 03/22/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/201801/10/2018

Concerning the application of silver diamine fluoride to dental patients.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
J. Singer (D)

The bill allows a dental hygienist to apply silver diamine fluoride
under the direct or indirect supervision of a dentist if the dental hygienist:
  • Holds a license in good standing to practice dental hygiene;
  • Completes a course on the use and limitations of silver
diamine fluoride;
  • Is covered by professional liability insurance; and

  • Has a collaborative agreement with a dentist that describes
the silver diamine fluoride protocols, any restrictions or
limitations, and follow-up and referral mechanisms.
To the extent that state medicaid or children's basic health plan
reimbursement is available for the application of silver diamine fluoride,
the reimbursement will extend to services provided via telehealth in
connection with the application.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance

Concerning the application of silver diamine fluoride to dental patients.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/22/2018J. Singer (D)J. Tate (R)Public Health Care and Human ServicesBusiness, Labor and TechnologyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/2018
HB18-1046 New Birth Certificate To Reflect Gender Change Bill DocumentsD. Moreno (D)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/28/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/02/201801/10/2018

Concerning the issuance of a new birth certificate with a gender designation that differs from the gender designated on the person's original birth certificate.

Bill History - Public Health
D. Esgar (D)

Under current law, a person born in Colorado who seeks a new
birth certificate from the registrar of vital statistics (state registrar) to
reflect a change in gender designation must obtain a court order
indicating that the sex of the person has been changed by surgical
procedure and ordering that the gender designation on the birth certificate

be amended, and the person must obtain a court order with a legal name
change. The bill repeals that provision and creates new requirements for
the issuance of birth certificates in cases of changes to gender designation
or for an intersex individual.
The bill requires that the state registrar issue a new birth certificate
rather than an amended birth certificate. The bill allows a person who has
previously obtained an amended birth certificate under previous versions
of the law to apply to receive a new birth certificate. A person is not
required to obtain a court order for a legal name change in order to obtain
a new birth certificate with a change in gender designation.
The courts in this state are given jurisdiction to issue a decree to
amend a birth certificate to reflect a change in gender designation for
persons born in another state or foreign jurisdiction if the law of such
other state or foreign jurisdiction requires a court decree in order to
amend a birth certificate to reflect a change in gender designation.

cVotes all Legislators- Public Health

Concerning the issuance of a new birth certificate with a gender designation that differs from the gender designated on the person's original birth certificate.

01/10/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/28/2018D. Esgar (D)D. Moreno (D)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/02/2018
HB18-1047 Fair Campaign Practices Act Technical Changes Bill DocumentsR. Gardner (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 04/23/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/20/201801/10/2018

Concerning technical modifications to the 'Fair Campaign Practices Act' to facilitate its administration.

Bill History - Elections & Redistricting
S. Lontine (D)

The bill makes technical modifications to the Fair Campaign
Practices Act (FCPA) to facilitate its administration. Specifically:
  • Sections 1, 3, and 7 of the bill modify various existing
statutory provisions to reflect distinctions among different
types of committees or other entities.
  • Sections 2 and 3 eliminate unnecessary, overly

burdensome, and potentially unconstitutional double
reporting of certain campaign contributions.
  • Sections 3 and 4 clean up and correct errors that resulted
from campaign finance legislation adopted during the 2016
regular session.
  • Section 4 also removes certain paper-filing provisions that
are rendered obsolete by electronic filing. Further, section
4 permits the secretary of state to give notice of certain
campaign finance reporting deficiencies by regular mail if
an e-mail address is not known.
  • Sections 5 and 6 clarify procedures to be followed in
connection with a person's failure to file a candidate
affidavit or disclosure statement and the investigation of
campaign finance violations. Section 6 also allows the
parties in a campaign finance enforcement action in which
attorney fees and costs have been awarded to apply to the
district court to convert an award of fees and costs into a
district court judgment.
  • Section 8 allows the secretary of state discretion in
deciding whether to forward to the state controller the
collections of past-due debts resulting from campaign
finance violations.

cVotes all Legislators- Elections & Redistricting

Concerning technical modifications to the 'Fair Campaign Practices Act' to facilitate its administration.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 04/23/2018S. Lontine (D)R. Gardner (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/20/2018
HB18-1048 Fort Lewis College Spending Hesperus Account Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)FinanceEducationGovernor Signed: 03/07/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/201801/10/2018

Concerning the expenditure of money from the Hesperus account by the board of trustees of Fort Lewis college.

Bill History - Higher Education
B. McLachlan (D)

Current law requires the general assembly to make an
appropriation from the Hesperus account (account), which comprises
the proceeds of or income from the property formerly known as the Fort
Lewis school, to the board of trustees for Fort Lewis college prior to
spending. The bill eliminates the requirement that spending from the

account is subject to an appropriation by the general assembly.

cVotes all Legislators- Higher Education

Concerning the expenditure of money from the Hesperus account by the board of trustees of Fort Lewis college.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/07/2018B. McLachlan (D)D. Coram (R)FinanceEducationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/2018
HB18-1049 DHS Department of Human Services Authority To Lease Grand Junction Regional Center Bill DocumentsR. Scott (R)Public Health Care and Human ServicesFinanceGovernor Signed: 04/12/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/23/201801/10/2018

Concerning the department of human service's authority to continue to lease portions of the Grand Junction regional center campus to third-party behavioral health providers.

Bill History - Capital Construction
- Human Services
D. Thurlow (R)

The department of human services currently leases portions of the
Grand Junction regional center campus to third-party behavioral health
providers. The bill authorizes the department to continue such leases until

June 30, 2020, and each party to such lease may terminate the lease early
provided that the terminating party provide the other party with 90 days
notice before vacating the property or requiring the property to be
vacated.

cVotes all Legislators- Capital Construction
- Human Services

Concerning the department of human service's authority to continue to lease portions of the Grand Junction regional center campus to third-party behavioral health providers.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 04/12/2018D. Thurlow (R)R. Scott (R)Public Health Care and Human ServicesFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/23/2018
HB18-1050 Competency To Proceed Juvenile Justice System Bill DocumentsR. Fields (D)JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 03/22/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/21/201801/10/2018

Concerning competency to proceed for juveniles involved in the juvenile justice system.

Bill History - Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial
J. Singer (D)

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment
of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and
Juvenile Justice Systems.
The bill establishes a juvenile-specific
definition of competent to proceed and incompetent to proceed for
juveniles involved in the juvenile justice system, as well as specific
definitions for developmental disability, mental capacity, and mental

disability when used in this context. The bill clarifies the procedures for
establishing incompetency, as well as for establishing the restoration of
competency.

cVotes all Legislators- Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial

Concerning competency to proceed for juveniles involved in the juvenile justice system.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/22/2018J. Singer (D)R. Fields (D)JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/21/2018
HB18-1051 Statutory Provisions Extinguish Unattended Fires Bill DocumentsM. Merrifield (D)
D. Coram (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyGovernor Signed: 03/22/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/201801/10/2018

Concerning statutory provisions enacted to promote the extinguishment of unattended fires.

Bill History - Local Government
M. Hamner (D)
T. Carver (R)

Wildfire Matters Review Committee. Section 1 of the bill
modifies existing statutory provisions addressing county powers to
extinguish unattended campfires by:
  • Changing the penalty for leaving a campfire unattended
from a class 2 petty offense to a class 3 misdemeanor with
an accompanying change in the maximum sentence; and

  • Deleting provisions requiring a county to post notices
concerning unattended campfires.
With respect to the existing statutory penalty for leaving a fire
unattended or not thoroughly extinguishing a fire before leaving it on any
property under the control of the division of parks and wildlife, section
2
changes the penalty from a class 2 petty offense to a class 3
misdemeanor with an accompanying change in the maximum sentence.

cVotes all Legislators- Local Government

Concerning statutory provisions enacted to promote the extinguishment of unattended fires.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/22/2018M. Hamner (D)
T. Carver (R)
M. Merrifield (D)
D. Coram (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/2018
HB18-1052 Exception To 2-year Higher Education Service Areas Bill DocumentsN. Todd (D)EducationEducationGovernor Signed: 03/22/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/201801/10/2018

Concerning local education providers' receipt of concurrent enrollment courses from a two-year institution of higher education outside of the institution's approved service area when the institution approved to serve the local education provider declines to provide concurrent enrollment courses.

Bill History - Higher Education
P. Lundeen (R)
J. Bridges (D)


Under current law, a 2-year institution of higher education may
provide a concurrent enrollment program or course to local education
providers that are located within the institution's college service area
approved by the Colorado commission on higher education (commission).
The bill requires the commission to establish a policy that allows a 2-year
institution of higher education to provide a concurrent enrollment
program or course to a local education provider that is not within its
college service area if the designated 2-year institution of higher
education chooses not to provide a concurrent enrollment program or
course requested by the local education provider.
The bill specifies how concurrent enrollment programs or courses
provided by a 2-year institution outside of its service area will be funded.

cVotes all Legislators- Higher Education

Concerning local education providers' receipt of concurrent enrollment courses from a two-year institution of higher education outside of the institution's approved service area when the institution approved to serve the local education provider declines to provide concurrent enrollment courses.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/22/2018P. Lundeen (R)
J. Bridges (D)
N. Todd (D)EducationEducationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/2018
HB18-1053 Reclaimed Water Use For Marijuana Cultivation Bill DocumentsK. Donovan (D)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesFinanceSenate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 05/02/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/11/201801/10/2018

Concerning the allowable uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater, and, in connection therewith, allowing reclaimed domestic wastewater to be used for marijuana cultivation.

Bill History - Public Health
- Water
J. Arndt (D)
C. Hansen (D)

Water Resources Review Committee. The bill codifies rules
promulgated by the water quality control commission (commission) of the
Colorado department of public health and environment concerning

allowable uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater, which is wastewater
that has been treated for subsequent reuses other than drinking water.
Section 3 of the bill defines 3 categories of water quality standards for
reclaimed domestic wastewater, sets forth the allowable uses for each
water quality standard category, and adds marijuana cultivation as an
allowable use for reclaimed domestic wastewater. Section 3 also
authorizes the commission to establish new categories of water quality
standards and to recategorize any use of reclaimed domestic wastewater
to a less stringent category of water quality standard. Section 3 also
authorizes the division of administration in the department of public
health and environment to grant variances for uses of reclaimed domestic
wastewater. Sections 1, 2, and 4 make conforming amendments.

cVotes all Legislators- Public Health
- Water

Concerning the allowable uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater, and, in connection therewith, allowing reclaimed domestic wastewater to be used for marijuana cultivation.

01/10/2018Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 05/02/2018J. Arndt (D)
C. Hansen (D)
K. Donovan (D)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/11/2018
HB18-1054 Affordable Housing Plastic Shopping Bag Tax Bill DocumentsL. Court (D)Local GovernmentHouse Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely: 01/31/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/13/201801/10/2018

Concerning an increase in funding for affordable housing through a tax on plastic shopping bags.

Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
P. Rosenthal (D)

Contingent on prior voter approval, if a store that meets certain
criteria provides any plastic shopping bags to a customer, then the store
is required to collect a tax of 25 cents from the customer. The tax is the
same regardless of the number of bags provided as part of a transaction,
but does not apply if the customer is enrolled in the federal supplemental
nutrition assistance program. The store is required to remit the tax

revenue to the department of revenue (department) after keeping 1% of
the taxes to cover the store's collection and remittance expenses. The
department may require a store to make returns and payments
electronically.
To comply with the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR), a ballot
issue about the plastic shopping bag tax is referred to the voters at the
November 2018 election. If the voters reject the tax, then the entire article
containing the tax is repealed. If the voters approve the tax, then the tax
will be imposed beginning January 1, 2019.
The tax revenue is deposited in the general fund via the old age
pension fund. Then, an amount equal to the department's administrative
expenses is transferred to the newly created plastic shopping bag tax
administration cash fund and the remainder of the tax revenue is
deposited in the housing development grant fund. The division of housing
in the department of local affairs is required to use the money in the
housing development grant fund for the existing purposes of the fund,
which is to improve, preserve, or expand the supply of affordable housing
in Colorado.

cVotes all Legislators- Fiscal Policy & Taxes

Concerning an increase in funding for affordable housing through a tax on plastic shopping bags.

01/10/2018House Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely: 01/31/2018P. Rosenthal (D)L. Court (D)Local GovernmentFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/13/2018
HB18-1055 Increase Surcharge For Court Security Cash Fund Bill DocumentsJudiciaryHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 01/23/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/31/201801/10/2018

Concerning increasing a certain surcharge on court fees, and, in connection therewith, awarding the amount of the increase to each court that collects a fee upon which the surcharge is assessed.

Bill History - Courts & Judicial
A. Benavidez (D)

Under current law, courts collect a $5 surcharge on certain court
fees, and the surcharge is credited to the court security cash fund. The
surcharge is imposed on:

  • Docket fees and jury fees for specified civil actions;
  • Docket fees for criminal convictions;
  • Filing fees for specified probate filings;
  • Docket fees for specified special proceeding filings;
  • Fees for specified filings in water matters; and
  • Docket fees for specified traffic infraction penalties.
The bill increases the surcharge to $10, thereby increasing each of
these fees by $5. On and after the effective date of the bill, for each $10
surcharge credited to the fund, the state court administrator shall award
$5 to the court that collected the fee upon which the surcharge was
assessed.

cVotes all Legislators- Courts & Judicial

Concerning increasing a certain surcharge on court fees, and, in connection therewith, awarding the amount of the increase to each court that collects a fee upon which the surcharge is assessed.

01/10/2018House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 01/23/2018A. Benavidez (D)JudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/31/2018
HB18-1056 FPPA Fire And Police Pension Association Statewide Standard Health History Form Bill DocumentsJ. Cooke (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsBusiness, Labor and TechnologyGovernor Signed: 04/12/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/201801/10/2018

Concerning the statewide standard health history form that members of the fire and police pension association complete when commencing employment.

Bill History - State Government
D. Williams (R)
K. Van Winkle (R)

Police Officers' and Firefighters' Pension Reform Commission.
Every member of the fire and police pension association (FPPA), at the
commencement of employment, is required to complete a health history
on a statewide standard health history form (form). The purpose of the
form is to notify FPPA of a member's health history as it exists at the

commencement of employment. The employer of a member can be liable
for the total payment of disability and survivor benefits that may be
awarded to the member if, in addition to other factors, the employer did
not file the form with the FPPA.
The bill clarifies several aspects of the form. Specifically, the bill:
  • Specifies that all newly hired members are required to fill
out the form;
  • Clarifies that the employer must require newly hired
members to complete and file the form;
  • Authorizes the board of directors of the FPPA to adopt an
electronic format for the completion and filing of the form;
and
  • Specifies that any member who omits or conceals, rather
than fraudulently conceals, a material fact concerning his
or her health history on the form may be disqualified from
receiving disability or survivor benefits.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning the statewide standard health history form that members of the fire and police pension association complete when commencing employment.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 04/12/2018D. Williams (R)
K. Van Winkle (R)
J. Cooke (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsBusiness, Labor and TechnologyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/2018
HB18-1057 Disclosure Of Information For Asset Recovery Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)JudiciaryFinanceGovernor Signed: 05/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/20/201801/10/2018

Concerning the collection of debts, and, in connection therewith, requiring that certain information about judgment debtors be disclosed to judgment creditors that obtain a court order for such disclosure and allowing collection agents to add certain expenses to amounts due for collection.

Bill History - Courts & Judicial
- Labor & Employment
H. McKean (R)

The bill allows a judgment creditor to file a petition in court to

compel the department of labor and employment to disclose certain
information about an individual judgment debtor. Judgment creditors
must follow federal requirements for protecting any information disclosed
and may not share it with other persons. A civil penalty of $1,000 may be
assessed against a judgment creditor who fails to comply with these
requirements.
The bill creates the judgment debtor disclosure fund in the state
treasury. The fund consists of money from fees collected for requests for
disclosure of current employer information on individual judgment
debtors.
The bill allows a collection agency or privately retained attorney
collecting on any debt arising from past-due orders, obligations, fines, or
fees due to the state, or to any political subdivision within the state, to add
to the amount due that has been placed for collection all fees, costs, and
costs of collection, including designated contractual costs and attorney
fees, regardless of whether the debt has been reduced to judgment.

cVotes all Legislators- Courts & Judicial
- Labor & Employment

Concerning the collection of debts, and, in connection therewith, requiring that certain information about judgment debtors be disclosed to judgment creditors that obtain a court order for such disclosure and allowing collection agents to add certain expenses to amounts due for collection.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 05/29/2018H. McKean (R)D. Coram (R)JudiciaryFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/20/2018
HB18-1058 Financial Assistance For County Jails And Courts Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)JudiciaryHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 03/08/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/16/201801/10/2018

Concerning the provision of financial assistance to counties for county facilities.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- State Government
S. Beckman (R)

County Courthouse and County Jail Funding and
Overcrowding Solutions Interim Study Committee. Current law tasks
the underfunded courthouse facility cash fund commission to evaluate
grant applications and issue grants to counties for underfunded
courthouse facilities through master planning services, matching funds or
leverage grant funding opportunities, or for addressing emergency needs

due to the imminent closure of a court facility.
The bill changes the name of the commission and the fund and
expands the responsibilities of the commission to include jails in addition
to court facilities. Additionally, the bill allows grants to be issued for up
to 50% of a county's annual voter-approved debt service on any
county-approved financing of the construction or remodeling costs of a
court or jail facility. The bill also creates a low-interest loan program to
be administered by the commission whereby counties may apply for
low-interest loans to finance the capital construction or remodeling costs
of a court or jail facility.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- State Government

Concerning the provision of financial assistance to counties for county facilities.

01/10/2018House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 03/08/2018S. Beckman (R)D. Coram (R)JudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/16/2018
HB18-1059 Require 911 Call Bill DocumentsJudiciaryHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 02/06/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/31/201801/10/2018

Concerning a failure to summon emergency assistance.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
J. Wilson (R)

The bill establishes a crime if a person knows or should know that
another person is in need of emergency assistance and fails to call 911 or
use another means to summon assistance.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Concerning a failure to summon emergency assistance.

01/10/2018House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 02/06/2018J. Wilson (R)JudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/31/2018
HB18-1060 Income Tax Deduction For Military Retirement Benefits Bill DocumentsL. Crowder (R)
A. Williams (D)
FinanceFinanceGovernor Signed: 05/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/13/201801/10/2018

Concerning a state income tax deduction for military retirement benefits for an individual who is under fifty-five years of age.

Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
J. Danielson (D)
L. Landgraf (R)

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.
The bill allows an individual who is under 55 years old to claim a

deduction of up to $20,000 for the individual's military retirement
benefits.

cVotes all Legislators- Fiscal Policy & Taxes

Concerning a state income tax deduction for military retirement benefits for an individual who is under fifty-five years of age.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 05/29/2018J. Danielson (D)
L. Landgraf (R)
L. Crowder (R)
A. Williams (D)
FinanceFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/13/2018
HB18-1061 No Encryption Of Dispatch Radio Communications Bill DocumentsState, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 01/18/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/11/201801/10/2018

Concerning dispatch radio communications by government entities.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Local Government
- State Government
K. Van Winkle (R)

The bill states that each entity of the state government and each
entity of the government of each city, county, and city and county
(government entity) shall broadcast its dispatch radio communications
without encryption such that the communications may be monitored by
commercially available radio receivers and scanners; except that:
  • A government entity may encrypt tactical radio

communications or investigative radio communications so
long as the encryption is necessary to preserve the tactical
integrity of an operation, protect the safety of law
enforcement officers or other emergency responders, or
prevent the destruction of property; and
  • An investigative unit of a government entity engaged in the
investigation of criminal conduct or potential criminal
conduct may encrypt its radio communications.
Any government entity that encrypts any of its dispatch radio
communications shall disclose on its public website and make available
for public inspection a list of its radio communication channels, a
description of the functions allocated to those channels, and an indication
of which of the channels are always encrypted or sometimes encrypted.
In describing the functions of the channels, the government entity shall
indicate whether each channel is used for tactical radio communications
or investigative radio communications.
Any person has standing to bring an action for injunctive relief in
district court against any sheriff, chief of police, fire chief, or other
administrative head of any government entity for an allegedly unlawful
encryption of dispatch radio communications.
Any person who monitors dispatch radio communications of a
government entity for the purpose of perpetrating or attempting to
perpetrate criminal activity or assisting another person in the furtherance
of criminal activity commits a class 3 misdemeanor.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Local Government
- State Government

Concerning dispatch radio communications by government entities.

01/10/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 01/18/2018K. Van Winkle (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/11/2018
HB18-1062 Sales Tax On Retail Marijuana Bill DocumentsFinanceHouse Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 02/07/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/15/201801/10/2018

Concerning the sales tax imposed on sales of retail marijuana, and, in connection therewith, reducing the retail marijuana sales tax rate by two and nine-tenths percent and repealing the general state sales tax exemption for sales of retail marijuana.

Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
- Gaming

On March 1, 2018, the bill repeals the general state sales tax
exemption for sales of retail marijuana and reduces the retail marijuana

sales tax by 2.9% from 15% to 12.1%. With the repeal of the state
exemption, sales of retail marijuana will automatically be subject to the
sales tax levied by a limited purpose governmental entity whose sales tax
authority is the same as the state.
Currently, statutory municipalities and counties are authorized to
create an exemption for sales of retail marijuana that are exempt from the
state general sales tax. Along with the repeal of the state exemption, this
contingent authority is repealed.

cVotes all Legislators- Fiscal Policy & Taxes
- Gaming

Concerning the sales tax imposed on sales of retail marijuana, and, in connection therewith, reducing the retail marijuana sales tax rate by two and nine-tenths percent and repealing the general state sales tax exemption for sales of retail marijuana.

01/10/2018House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 02/07/2018FinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/15/2018
HB18-1063 Consumer Control Of Consumer Credit Information Bill DocumentsState, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/14/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/04/201801/10/2018

Concerning a consumer's right to control the information contained in the file that a consumer reporting agency has on the consumer.

Bill History - Financial Services & Commerce
D. Williams (R)

Section 1 of the bill authorizes a consumer to require a consumer
reporting agency to obtain the consumer's consent:
  • Before furnishing a consumer report concerning the
consumer to a third party, except where the consumer
reporting agency furnishes the consumer report in response

to a court order; or
  • To sell, provide a copy of, or otherwise furnish to a third
party any information in the file that the consumer
reporting agency has on the consumer.
The consumer reporting agency must provide notice to the consumer of
the consumer's right to require such consent.
Section 2 requires a consumer reporting agency to develop
procedures by which a consumer, whose consumer or personal
information has been hacked, altered, or otherwise compromised as a
result of a security breach that occurred on or after January 1, 2017, at the
consumer reporting agency, may request that the consumer reporting
agency, free of charge:
  • Turn over to the consumer the consumer's file and any
consumer reports that the consumer reporting agency has
developed in relation to the consumer;
  • Purge from its physical and electronic records any
information in the consumer's file and any consumer
reports developed in connection with the consumer; and
  • No longer record and retain any information related to the
consumer.
Section 2 further provides that the procedures a consumer
reporting agency develops would not apply to publicly available
information in a consumer's file and may include procedures for handling
third-party requests for credit scoring, creditworthiness, or other
information related to the consumer.

cVotes all Legislators- Financial Services & Commerce

Concerning a consumer's right to control the information contained in the file that a consumer reporting agency has on the consumer.

01/10/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/14/2018D. Williams (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/04/2018
HB18-1064 Training Program Prevention Child Sexual Abuse Bill DocumentsR. Fields (D)
D. Coram (R)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 05/24/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/22/201801/10/2018

Concerning a training program to prevent child sexual abuse for persons who work with young children in some capacity as part of their employment.

Bill History - Children & Domestic Matters
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)

The bill directs the Colorado children's trust fund board to develop
and administer a training program to prevent child sexual abuse
(program) for early childhood providers and others who interact with
young children.

cVotes all Legislators- Children & Domestic Matters

Concerning a training program to prevent child sexual abuse for persons who work with young children in some capacity as part of their employment.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 05/24/2018D. Michaelson Jenet (D)R. Fields (D)
D. Coram (R)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/22/2018
HB18-1065 DHS Department of Human Services Employee Discipline Harm To Vulnerable Persons Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 04/23/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/24/201801/10/2018

Concerning discipline of a department of human services employee when the employee is found to have mistreated a vulnerable person.

Bill History - State Government
J. Buckner (D)
S. Beckman (R)

The Colorado department of human services (department) operates
numerous facilities in the state that provide direct care to vulnerable
people, including veterans and their families, youth in rehabilitation
programs, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and
people with mental health diagnoses. Current law specifies when an

employee of the department (employee) will be suspended or dismissed
after being charged with specified criminal offenses. However, the
department has encountered difficulty in suspending, dismissing, or
otherwise disciplining employees through the administrative process
when the employee was involved in an egregious incident of mistreatment
of a vulnerable person but was not convicted of a criminal offense. The
bill specifies that:
  • In considering a disciplinary action against an employee for
engaging in mistreatment, abuse, exploitation, or neglect
against a vulnerable person, the appointing authority shall
give predominant weight to the safety of vulnerable
persons over the interests of any other person.
  • If the disciplinary action includes a written finding by the
appointing authority that the employee has engaged in
mistreatment, abuse, exploitation, or neglect against a
vulnerable person, the employee is presumed to have
engaged in serious and flagrant willful misconduct or
serious and flagrant willful failure to perform his or her
duties (presumption).
  • If the employee petitions for a hearing before the state
personnel board, the presumption may be rebutted only if
the employee presents clear and convincing evidence to
contradict and overcome the appointing authority's finding
that the employee has engaged in mistreatment, abuse,
exploitation, or neglect against a vulnerable person.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning discipline of a department of human services employee when the employee is found to have mistreated a vulnerable person.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 04/23/2018J. Buckner (D)
S. Beckman (R)
K. Lambert (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/24/2018
HB18-1066 Clarify Sexually Exploitative Material Discovery Bill DocumentsJ. Cooke (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 03/22/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/21/201801/10/2018

Concerning clarifying that the law enforcement and defense counsel exemption for sexual exploitation of a child crime does not change the discovery procedures for sexually exploitative material.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Y. Willett (R)

Last session, Senate Bill 17-115 expanded the group of people
who, if they possessed sexually exploitative material in the performance
of their duties, could not commit sexual exploitation of a child to all law

enforcement personnel and defense counsel personnel. The bill clarifies
that the sexual exploitation of a child statute does not change the
discovery procedure for sexually exploitative materials and that the
defendant and defense counsel personnel are not allowed to receive
copies of the materials.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Concerning clarifying that the law enforcement and defense counsel exemption for sexual exploitation of a child crime does not change the discovery procedures for sexually exploitative material.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 03/22/2018Y. Willett (R)J. Cooke (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/21/2018
HB18-1067 Right To Rest Act Bill DocumentsLocal GovernmentHouse Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely: 03/14/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/17/201801/10/2018

Concerning the creation of the 'Colorado Right to Rest Act'.

Bill History - Civil Law
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Housing
- Local Government
J. Melton (D)
J. Salazar (D)

The bill creates the Colorado Right to Rest Act, which
establishes basic rights for persons experiencing homelessness, including,
but not limited to, the right to use and move freely in public spaces, to rest
in public spaces, to eat or accept food in any public space where food is
not prohibited, to occupy a legally parked vehicle, and to have a
reasonable expectation of privacy of one's property. The bill does not

create an obligation for a provider of services for persons experiencing
homelessness to provide shelter or services when none are available.

cVotes all Legislators- Civil Law
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Housing
- Local Government

Concerning the creation of the 'Colorado Right to Rest Act'.

01/10/2018House Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely: 03/14/2018J. Melton (D)
J. Salazar (D)
Local GovernmentFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/17/2018
HB18-1068 Eliminate Registered In Naturopathic Doctor Title Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)
L. Crowder (R)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesBusiness, Labor and TechnologySenate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely: 02/26/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/21/201801/10/2018

Concerning the elimination of 'registered' in the title of a naturopathic doctor.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
J. Ginal (D)
L. Landgraf (R)

Current law requires a naturopathic doctor to use the term
registered in the doctor's title. The bill changes the titles that
naturopathic doctors may use by eliminating the word registered.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance

Concerning the elimination of 'registered' in the title of a naturopathic doctor.

01/10/2018Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely: 02/26/2018J. Ginal (D)
L. Landgraf (R)
D. Coram (R)
L. Crowder (R)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesBusiness, Labor and TechnologyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/21/2018
HB18-1069 Reclaimed Water Use For Toilet Flushing Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyGovernor Signed: 04/30/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/11/201801/10/2018

Concerning the allowable uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater, and, in connection therewith, allowing reclaimed domestic wastewater to be used for toilet flushing.

Bill History - Public Health
- Water
D. Thurlow (R)
J. Arndt (D)

The bill codifies rules promulgated by the water quality control
commission (commission) of the Colorado department of public health
and environment concerning allowable uses of reclaimed domestic

wastewater, which is wastewater that has been treated for subsequent
reuses other than drinking water.
Section 3 of the bill defines 3 categories of water quality standards
for reclaimed domestic wastewater, sets forth the allowable uses for each
water quality standard category, and adds toilet and urinal flushing in
multifamily residential and nonresidential structures as allowable uses for
reclaimed domestic wastewater. Section 3 also authorizes the commission
to establish new categories of water quality standards and to recategorize
any use of reclaimed domestic wastewater to a less stringent category of
water quality standard. Section 3 also authorizes the division of
administration in the department of public health and environment to
grant variances for uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater.
Sections 1, 2, and 4 make conforming amendments.

cVotes all Legislators- Public Health
- Water

Concerning the allowable uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater, and, in connection therewith, allowing reclaimed domestic wastewater to be used for toilet flushing.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 04/30/2018D. Thurlow (R)
J. Arndt (D)
D. Coram (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/11/2018
HB18-1070 Additional Public School Capital Construction Funding Bill DocumentsR. Zenzinger (D)
R. Scott (R)
EducationEducationGovernor Signed: 05/30/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/22/201801/10/2018

Concerning an increase in the amount of financial assistance that can be provided for public school capital construction under the 'Building Excellent Schools Today Act', and, in connection therewith, increasing the amount of retail marijuana excise tax revenue that is credited to the public school capital construction assistance fund and increasing the maximum total amount of annual lease payments authorized for lease-purchase agreements entered into under the act.

Bill History - Capital Construction
- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
C. Wist (R)
D. Young (D)

Currently, the first $40 million of retail marijuana excise tax
revenue annually collected is credited to the public school capital
construction assistance fund (assistance fund) for purposes of the
Building Excellent Schools Today Act (BEST) and the remainder of the
revenue is credited to the state public school fund. For state fiscal years
commencing on and after July 1, 2018, sections 1 and 3 of the bill
increase the amount of retail marijuana excise tax revenue credited to the
assistance fund to the greater of 90% of the revenue annually collected or
the first $40 million of such revenue. The remainder of the revenue
continues to be credited to the state public school fund. Section 2
increases the maximum total annual amount of lease payments on BEST
lease-purchase agreements authorized to be paid with both state money
and local matching money to $110 million for the 2018-19 fiscal year and
$120 million for the 2019-20 fiscal year and for each fiscal year
thereafter.

cVotes all Legislators- Capital Construction
- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)

Concerning an increase in the amount of financial assistance that can be provided for public school capital construction under the 'Building Excellent Schools Today Act', and, in connection therewith, increasing the amount of retail marijuana excise tax revenue that is credited to the public school capital construction assistance fund and increasing the maximum total amount of annual lease payments authorized for lease-purchase agreements entered into under the act.

01/10/2018Governor Signed: 05/30/2018C. Wist (R)
D. Young (D)
R. Zenzinger (D)
R. Scott (R)
EducationEducationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/22/2018
HB18-1071 Regulate Oil Gas Operations Protect Public Safety Bill DocumentsD. Moreno (D)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergySenate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely: 03/07/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/201801/10/2018

Concerning the regulation of oil and gas operations in a manner consistent with the protection of public safety.

Bill History - Natural Resources & Environment
J. Salazar (D)

Current law declares that it is in the public interest to [f]oster the
responsible, balanced development, production, and utilization of the
natural resources of oil and gas in the state of Colorado in a manner
consistent with protection of public health, safety, and welfare, including
protection of the environment and wildlife resources. The Colorado

court of appeals, in Martinez v. Colo. Oil & Gas Conservation Comm'n,
2017 COA 37, has construed this language to mean that oil and gas
development is not balanced with the protection of public health, safety,
and welfare, including protection of the environment and wildlife
resources. Rather, that development must occur in a manner consistent
with such protection.
The bill codifies the result reached in Martinez.

cVotes all Legislators- Natural Resources & Environment

Concerning the regulation of oil and gas operations in a manner consistent with the protection of public safety.

01/10/2018Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely: 03/07/2018J. Salazar (D)D. Moreno (D)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/2018
HB18-1072 Red Light Camera Repeal Bill DocumentsT. Neville (R)Transportation & EnergyHouse Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely: 02/14/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/24/201801/10/2018

Concerning the elimination of the use of automated vehicle identification systems for traffic law enforcement.

Bill History - Transportation & Motor Vehicles
S. Humphrey (R)

The bill repeals the authorization for the state, a county, a city and
county, or a municipality to use automated vehicle identification systems
(including red light cameras) to identify violators of traffic regulations
and issue citations based on photographic evidence and creates a
prohibition on such activity.
The bill repeals the authorization for the department of public

safety to use an automated vehicle identification system to detect
speeding violations within a highway maintenance, repair, or construction
zone.

cVotes all Legislators- Transportation & Motor Vehicles

Concerning the elimination of the use of automated vehicle identification systems for traffic law enforcement.

01/10/2018House Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely: 02/14/2018S. Humphrey (R)T. Neville (R)Transportation & EnergyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/24/2018
HB18-1073 Water District Ability Contract Water Assets Bill DocumentsR. Gardner (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyGovernor Signed: 03/22/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/04/201801/16/2018

Concerning water districts' ability to enter into contracts regarding their water-related assets.

Bill History - Water
M. Gray (D)

The bill authorizes water districts, including water activity
enterprises, to enter into contracts for water and the capacity in works and
allows the contracts to be based on municipalities' authority to contract
for water and sewer facilities. It also specifies that water conservancy
districts' contracts can be for municipal and industrial use by the recipient
of the water.

cVotes all Legislators- Water

Concerning water districts' ability to enter into contracts regarding their water-related assets.

01/16/2018Governor Signed: 03/22/2018M. Gray (D)R. Gardner (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/04/2018
HB18-1074 Deadly Force Against Intruder At A Business Bill DocumentsV. Marble (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/21/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/21/201801/16/2018

Concerning the use of deadly physical force against a person who has made an illegal entry into a place of business.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
J. Everett (R)

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

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Concerning the use of deadly physical force against a person who has made an illegal entry into a place of business.

01/16/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/21/2018J. Everett (R)V. Marble (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/21/2018
HB18-1075 Enactment of CRS 2017 Bill DocumentsJ. Cooke (R)
D. Kagan (D)
JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 03/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/24/201801/16/2018

Concerning the enactment of Colorado Revised Statutes 2017 as the positive and statutory law of the state of Colorado .

Bill History - State Government
P. Lee (D)
L. Herod (D)

Committee on Legal Services. This bill enacts the softbound
volumes of Colorado Revised Statutes 2017, including the corrected
replacement volume consisting of titles 42 and 43, as the positive and
statutory law of the state of Colorado and establishes the effective date of
said publication.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning the enactment of Colorado Revised Statutes 2017 as the positive and statutory law of the state of Colorado .

01/16/2018Governor Signed: 03/01/2018P. Lee (D)
L. Herod (D)
J. Cooke (R)
D. Kagan (D)
JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/24/2018
HB18-1076 Peace Officers Standards and Training Board Revoke Certification For Untruthful Statement Bill DocumentsD. Moreno (D)
D. Coram (R)
JudiciaryAppropriationsSenate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 05/09/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/21/201801/17/2018

Concerning the P.O.S.T. board revoking the certification of a peace officer who is found to have made an untruthful statement.

Bill History - State Government
J. Salazar (D)

The bill requires the peace officers standards and training board
(P.O.S.T. board), which certifies peace officers, to revoke the
certification of a peace officer if:
  • The P.O.S.T. board receives notification from a law
enforcement agency that employs or employed the peace

officer that the peace officer made an untruthful statement
or omitted a material fact on an official law enforcement
document or while testifying at an official judicial
proceeding or during an internal affairs investigation; and
  • Either the law enforcement agency or a panel of the
P.O.S.T. board reached a determination on the matter after
completing an administrative process.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning the P.O.S.T. board revoking the certification of a peace officer who is found to have made an untruthful statement.

01/17/2018Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 05/09/2018J. Salazar (D)D. Moreno (D)
D. Coram (R)
JudiciaryAppropriationsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/21/2018
HB18-1077 Penalty For Burglary Of Firearms Bill DocumentsR. Scott (R)
L. Garcia (D)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 06/06/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/23/201801/17/2018

Concerning the penalty for a person who commits burglary to acquire firearms.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
L. Liston (R)
D. Valdez (D)

In current law, second degree burglary is a class 4 felony, but it is
a class 3 felony under 2 circumstances. The bill designates a third type of
second degree burglary as a class 3 felony; that is, a burglary, the
objective of which is the theft of one or more firearms, firearm parts,
firearm accessories, or ammunition. The bill also states that when a
person is convicted of such a burglary, in addition to any other sentence,

the court may require the person to pay a fine of at least $10,000 but not
exceeding $750,000.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Concerning the penalty for a person who commits burglary to acquire firearms.

01/17/2018Governor Signed: 06/06/2018L. Liston (R)
D. Valdez (D)
R. Scott (R)
L. Garcia (D)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/23/2018
HB18-1078 Court Programs For Veterans Bill DocumentsR. Gardner (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 04/12/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/22/201801/17/2018

Concerning court programs for defendants who have served in the armed forces.

Bill History - Courts & Judicial
- Military & Veterans
L. Landgraf (R)
T. Exum Sr. (D)

At the first appearance of a defendant in court or upon
arraignment, and before accepting a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, the
court shall ascertain whether the defendant is currently serving in the
United States armed forces or is a veteran of such forces. The court shall
inform any such defendant that he or she may be entitled to receive
mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, or other

services.
Under current law, the chief judge of a judicial district may
establish an appropriate program for the treatment of veterans and
members of the military. The bill states that, in establishing any such
program, the chief judge, in collaboration with the probation department,
the district attorney, and the state public defender, shall establish program
guidelines and eligibility criteria that are agreed upon by these parties to
be most appropriate for the jurisdiction creating the program.

cVotes all Legislators- Courts & Judicial
- Military & Veterans

Concerning court programs for defendants who have served in the armed forces.

01/17/2018Governor Signed: 04/12/2018L. Landgraf (R)
T. Exum Sr. (D)
R. Gardner (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/22/2018
HB18-1079 Recommend Use Of State's Long-term Works Reserve Bill DocumentsL. Crowder (R)FinanceFinanceGovernor Signed: 03/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/20/201801/17/2018

Concerning a requirement that the works allocation committee prepare annual recommendations for the use of the Colorado long-term works reserve.

Bill History - Human Services
- Local Government
S. Beckman (R)

The bill requires the works allocation committee to annually
submit to the executive director of the department of human services, the
governor, and the joint budget committee recommendations for the use of
the money in the Colorado long-term works reserve for the upcoming
state fiscal year.

cVotes all Legislators- Human Services
- Local Government

Concerning a requirement that the works allocation committee prepare annual recommendations for the use of the Colorado long-term works reserve.

01/17/2018Governor Signed: 03/01/2018S. Beckman (R)L. Crowder (R)FinanceFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/20/2018
HB18-1080 Climate Leadership Awards Program Bill DocumentsTransportation & EnergyHouse Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely: 02/07/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/04/201801/17/2018

Concerning development of a Colorado climate leadership awards program.

Bill History - Natural Resources & Environment
E. Hooton (D)

The bill adds the duty to develop a Colorado climate leadership
awards program to the responsibilities of the climate change position. The
program will award organizations and individuals that provide leadership
in response to climate change.

cVotes all Legislators- Natural Resources & Environment

Concerning development of a Colorado climate leadership awards program.

01/17/2018House Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely: 02/07/2018E. Hooton (D)Transportation & EnergyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/04/2018
HB18-1081 State Court Administrator Reminder Call Center Bill DocumentsJ. Cooke (R)JudiciaryState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/04/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/31/201801/17/2018

Concerning requiring the state court administrator to administer a division to remind criminal defendants to appear in court as scheduled.

Bill History - Courts & Judicial
P. Lee (D)
A. Benavidez (D)

The bill requires the state court administrator to administer a
division that is charged with reminding criminal defendants to appear at
their scheduled hearings in the county courts and district courts of the
state. The objective of the division is to significantly reduce the number
of defendants who are committed to the custody of a county jail solely as

a result of their failure to appear in court.

cVotes all Legislators- Courts & Judicial

Concerning requiring the state court administrator to administer a division to remind criminal defendants to appear in court as scheduled.

01/17/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/04/2018P. Lee (D)
A. Benavidez (D)
J. Cooke (R)JudiciaryState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/31/2018
HB18-1082 A Woman's Right To Accurate Health Care Information Bill DocumentsV. Marble (R)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentHouse Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely: 02/22/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/31/201801/17/2018

Concerning the creation of the 'Women's Reproductive Information Guarantee for Health and Transparency (RIGHT) Act'.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
L. Saine (R)

The bill ensures that women are fully and accurately informed
about their personal medical conditions regarding their pregnancies and
health care options. Current medical procedures already use ultrasound
technology to provide information regarding the gestational age of a child
in utero. The bill ensures that a woman has the opportunity to see or

forego seeing her ultrasound. The bill gives the woman a choice between
an abdominal or vaginal ultrasound. The bill allows a woman the
opportunity to find a provider of ultrasound technology that will provide
the service free of charge. The bill requires that a woman be given full
and accurate information regarding her abortion. The bill describes the
information that the physician performing the abortion provides to the
woman and gives the woman an opportunity to sign or refuse to sign a
receipt of information. The bill requires the abortion provider to provide
certain information to the woman at least 24 hours prior to performing an
abortion.
The bill creates a civil right of action for noncompliance with the
requirements, making a physician's noncompliance with the requirements
unprofessional conduct and making a violation of the requirements a
crime.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance

Concerning the creation of the 'Women's Reproductive Information Guarantee for Health and Transparency (RIGHT) Act'.

01/17/2018House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely: 02/22/2018L. Saine (R)V. Marble (R)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/31/2018
HB18-1083 On-demand Air Carriers Sales And Use Tax Exemption Bill DocumentsA. Williams (D)
J. Tate (R)
Business Affairs & LaborFinanceGovernor Vetoed: 06/05/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/13/201801/18/2018

Concerning a sales and use tax exemption for aircraft to be used by on-demand air carriers.

Bill History - Local Government
- State Government
T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
L. Sias (R)

The bill creates a sales and use tax exemption for the purchase,
storage, use, or consumption of an aircraft for use in interstate, intrastate,
or foreign commerce by an on-demand air carrier if the aircraft is
purchased by a person and then subsequently leased or subleased to an
on-demand air carrier or if the aircraft is purchased by an on-demand air
carrier.

The bill specifies that a statutory town, city, or county may exempt
the same items only by express inclusion of the exemption in its initial
sales tax ordinance or resolution or by amendment thereto.
The bill requires any special district or other limited purpose
governmental entity that is authorized by law to levy sales tax upon all
transactions or incidents with respect to which the state levies sales tax to
levy a tax on the purchase, storage, use, or consumption of aircraft for use
in interstate, intrastate, or foreign commerce by an on-demand air carrier.

cVotes all Legislators- Local Government
- State Government

Concerning a sales and use tax exemption for aircraft to be used by on-demand air carriers.

01/18/2018Governor Vetoed: 06/05/2018T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
L. Sias (R)
A. Williams (D)
J. Tate (R)
Business Affairs & LaborFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/13/2018
HB18-1084 County Lodging Tax Revenue Allowable Uses Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)FinanceHouse Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 02/14/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/13/201801/18/2018

Concerning the expansion of the allowable uses of county lodging tax revenue.

Bill History - Local Government
D. Thurlow (R)
M. Hamner (D)

Counties are currently authorized, with prior voter approval, to
levy a county lodging tax for the purpose of advertising and marketing
local tourism. The bill eliminates the requirement that the lodging tax be
used for advertising and marketing local tourism. If a county already has
a lodging tax that is limited to advertising and marketing local tourism,
then the county would need prior voter approval to begin using the

lodging tax revenues for any other purpose. The requirement that election
costs be reimbursed from a county lodging tax tourism fund, which will
no longer be the sole depository of the county tourism tax revenue, is
discontinued.

cVotes all Legislators- Local Government

Concerning the expansion of the allowable uses of county lodging tax revenue.

01/18/2018House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 02/14/2018D. Thurlow (R)
M. Hamner (D)
D. Coram (R)FinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/13/2018
HB18-1085 Health Effects Industrial Wind Turbines Bill DocumentsTransportation & EnergyHouse Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely: 02/08/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/04/201801/18/2018

Concerning research on the health effects of industrial wind energy turbines.

Bill History - Public Health
P. Lundeen (R)

The bill requires the department of public health and environment
to research and compile information on the health effects of noise and
stray voltage from industrial wind energy turbines on humans and
animals. The department must report research results to the general
assembly by January 1, 2020, and present the report to a joint legislative
committee of reference. The research and reporting requirements are

repealed July 1, 2020.

cVotes all Legislators- Public Health

Concerning research on the health effects of industrial wind energy turbines.

01/18/2018House Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely: 02/08/2018P. Lundeen (R)Transportation & EnergyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/04/2018
HB18-1086 Community College Bachelor Science Degree Nursing Bill DocumentsI. Aguilar (D)
T. Neville (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentHealth and Human ServicesGovernor Became Law: 03/24/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/201801/18/2018

Concerning allowing community colleges to offer a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

Bill History - Higher Education
J. Buckner (D)
P. Lundeen (R)

The bill allows a community college that is part of the state system
of community and technical colleges to offer a bachelor of science degree
in nursing.

cVotes all Legislators- Higher Education

Concerning allowing community colleges to offer a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

01/18/2018Governor Became Law: 03/24/2018J. Buckner (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
I. Aguilar (D)
T. Neville (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentHealth and Human ServicesFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/2018
HB18-1087 Colorado Department Of Public Safety Authority To Repeal Rules Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)
D. Kagan (D)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 03/15/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/21/201801/18/2018

Concerning department of public safety authority to repeal rules relating to defunct boards.

Bill History - State Government
D. Thurlow (R)

The victims compensation and assistance coordinating committee
and the victims assistance and law enforcement advisory board in the
department of public safety were repealed in 2009. The bill gives the
executive director of the department of public safety the authority to
repeal rules relating to those repealed boards.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning department of public safety authority to repeal rules relating to defunct boards.

01/18/2018Governor Signed: 03/15/2018D. Thurlow (R)D. Coram (R)
D. Kagan (D)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/21/2018
HB18-1088 Funding For Full-day Kindergarten Bill DocumentsEducationHouse Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 05/07/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/12/201801/18/2018

Concerning increasing the supplemental kindergarten enrollment for purposes of calculating public school finance.

Bill History - Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
J. Wilson (R)

Under existing law, the Public School Finance Act of 1994 funds
kindergarten students as half-day pupils plus the supplemental
kindergarten enrollment, which is an additional .08 of a full-day pupil.
The bill increases the supplemental kindergarten enrollment for the
2018-19 budget year and each budget year thereafter to .16 of a full-day

pupil. The bill specifies the intent of the general assembly to continue
increasing the supplemental kindergarten enrollment each budget year
until students enrolled in kindergarten are funded as full-day pupils in the
2023-24 budget year.

cVotes all Legislators- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)

Concerning increasing the supplemental kindergarten enrollment for purposes of calculating public school finance.

01/18/2018House Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 05/07/2018J. Wilson (R)EducationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/12/2018
HB18-1089 No Monetary Conditions Of Bond For Misdemeanors Bill DocumentsR. Fields (D)JudiciaryState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/16/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/08/201801/18/2018

Concerning reform of pretrial criminal procedures, and, in connection therewith, prohibiting the use of monetary bonding except for certain defendants and requiring courts to conduct timely hearings to reconsider monetary conditions of bond under certain circumstances.

Bill History - Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
A. Benavidez (D)

The bill states that, except in certain cases, a court shall not require

a defendant arrested and charged for any misdemeanor, petty offense, or
municipal code violation to post monetary bail as a condition of being
discharged from custody. A defendant who is charged with an offense
other than a felony may not be released from custody under his or her
own recognizance until he or she signs and files with the clerk of the
court or other designated person a written release agreement that includes
certain promises.
Current law requires any pretrial services program to be
established pursuant to a plan formulated by a community advisory board
created for such purpose and appointed by the chief judge of the judicial
district. The bill makes this requirement merely permissible.
The bill states that if a person is in custody and the court imposed
a monetary condition of bond for release, and the person, after 5 days
from the setting of the monetary condition of bond, remains in custody
because he or she is unable to meet the monetary obligations of the bond,
upon motion of the person, the court shall forthwith conduct a hearing to
reconsider the monetary condition of the bond.

cVotes all Legislators- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Concerning reform of pretrial criminal procedures, and, in connection therewith, prohibiting the use of monetary bonding except for certain defendants and requiring courts to conduct timely hearings to reconsider monetary conditions of bond under certain circumstances.

01/18/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/16/2018A. Benavidez (D)R. Fields (D)JudiciaryState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/08/2018
HB18-1090 Credit Security Freeze For Minors And At-risk Adults Bill DocumentsState, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/07/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/04/201801/18/2018

Concerning the placement of a security freeze by a consumer reporting agency on the consumer report of a consumer who is under the charge of a guardian.

Bill History - Financial Services & Commerce
C. Duran (D)
K. Ransom (R)

Section 2 of the bill requires a consumer reporting agency that has
a consumer file on an individual who is under 18 years of age to
automatically place a security freeze on the individual's consumer report
free of charge. Once the individual reaches 18 years of age, the consumer
reporting agency shall automatically unfreeze the individual's consumer

report unless the individual or the individual's guardian, at least one
month before the individual turns 18 but not more than 6 months before
the individual turns 18, requests that the security freeze be maintained.
Section 3 authorizes a guardian to request a security freeze for an
individual who is under the charge of the guardian. If the consumer
reporting agency does not yet have a consumer report for the individual
at the time that a security freeze is requested, the consumer reporting
agency is required to create a consumer record for the individual and
place a security freeze on the consumer record.
The individual's guardian may request that the consumer reporting
agency temporarily lift the security freeze placed on the individual's
consumer report or record, lift the security freeze with respect to a
specific third party, or permanently remove the security freeze.
A consumer reporting agency is not allowed to charge a fee for the
placement, temporary lift, partial lift, or removal of a security freeze on
the individual's consumer report or record.
Section 1 defines the terms guardian, legal guardian,
protected consumer, sufficient proof of authority, and sufficient
proof of identification and amends the definition of security freeze to
apply to individuals under the charge of a guardian.
Section 4 adds a summary of rights that consumer reporting
agencies are required to send to consumers concerning:
  • The automatic security freeze placed on individuals under
18 years of age for whom a consumer reporting agency has
a consumer file; and
  • A guardian's right to request a security freeze for an
individual who is under the guardian's charge and for
whom a consumer reporting agency does not have a
consumer file.
Sections 5 through 8 make conforming amendments.

cVotes all Legislators- Financial Services & Commerce

Concerning the placement of a security freeze by a consumer reporting agency on the consumer report of a consumer who is under the charge of a guardian.

01/18/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/07/2018C. Duran (D)
K. Ransom (R)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/04/2018
HB18-1091 Dementia Diseases And Related Disabilities Bill DocumentsN. Todd (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentHealth and Human ServicesGovernor Signed: 03/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/13/201801/18/2018

Concerning dementia diseases, and, in connection therewith, updating statutory references to dementia diseases and related disabilities.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
J. Ginal (D)
S. Beckman (R)

The bill updates statutory references to Alzheimer's and other
dementia diseases and reflects that dementia diseases have related
disabilities impacting memory and other cognitive abilities. Missing
persons with a dementia disease and related disability are added to the
missing senior citizen and missing person with developmental disabilities

alert program, and the program is renamed to reflect this change. The
Alzheimer's disease treatment and research center within the university
of Colorado school of medicine is renamed the dementia diseases and
related disabilities treatment and research center.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance

Concerning dementia diseases, and, in connection therewith, updating statutory references to dementia diseases and related disabilities.

01/18/2018Governor Signed: 03/29/2018J. Ginal (D)
S. Beckman (R)
N. Todd (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentHealth and Human ServicesFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/13/2018
HB18-1092 Marijuana Delivery Pilot Project Bill DocumentsT. Neville (R)FinanceJudiciarySenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 04/18/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/31/201801/18/2018

Concerning a pilot program for marijuana delivery.

Bill History - Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
J. Melton (D)
J. Singer (D)

The bill creates a pilot program to allow marijuana delivery. The
marijuana state licensing authority can enter into a memorandum of
understanding with up to 3 municipalities to allow medical and retail
marijuana delivery. The state licensing authority can adopt rules regarding
marijuana delivery and can issue up to 15 marijuana delivery licenses.

cVotes all Legislators- Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana

Concerning a pilot program for marijuana delivery.

01/18/2018Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 04/18/2018J. Melton (D)
J. Singer (D)
T. Neville (R)FinanceJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/31/2018
HB18-1093 Reclaimed Water Use For Edible Crops Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyGovernor Became Law: 04/28/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/11/201801/18/2018

Concerning the allowable uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater, and, in connection therewith, allowing reclaimed domestic wastewater to be used for food crops.

Bill History - Public Health
- Water
J. Arndt (D)

The bill codifies rules promulgated by the water quality control
commission (commission) of the Colorado department of public health
and environment concerning allowable uses of reclaimed domestic

wastewater, which is wastewater that has been treated for subsequent
reuses other than drinking water.
Section 3 of the bill defines 3 categories of water quality standards
for reclaimed domestic wastewater, sets forth the allowable uses for each
water quality standard category, and adds food crop irrigation as an
allowable use for reclaimed domestic wastewater. Section 3 also
authorizes the commission to establish new categories of water quality
standards and to recategorize any use of reclaimed domestic wastewater
to a less stringent category of water quality standard. Section 3 also
authorizes the division of administration in the department of public
health and environment to grant variances for uses of reclaimed domestic
wastewater.
Sections 1, 2, and 4 make conforming amendments.

cVotes all Legislators- Public Health
- Water

Concerning the allowable uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater, and, in connection therewith, allowing reclaimed domestic wastewater to be used for food crops.

01/18/2018Governor Became Law: 04/28/2018J. Arndt (D)D. Coram (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/11/2018
HB18-1094 Children And Youth Mental Health Treatment Act Bill DocumentsB. Martinez Humenik (R)
D. Moreno (D)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 05/30/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/24/201801/18/2018

Concerning the reauthorization of the 'Child Mental Health Treatment Act'.

Bill History - Children & Domestic Matters
- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Public Health
C. Wist (R)
L. Herod (D)

The bill extends indefinitely the Child Mental Health Treatment
Act and renames it the Children and Youth Mental Health Treatment
Act (act). Significant changes to the act include:
  • Continuing the ability of a parent or guardian of a
non-medicaid eligible child or youth to receive mental
health services for the child or youth without unwarranted

child welfare involvement;
  • When evaluating a child or youth for eligibility for mental
health treatment services (services), the evaluating mental
health agency shall use a standardized risk stratification
tool;
  • Establishing a new definition of mental health agency to
capture a larger set of behavioral health services providers;
  • Reporting requirements for the department of health care
policy and financing and mental health agencies that
provide services for children and youth are updated and
clarified;
  • Requiring the department of human services to maintain
and update a list of providers on its website, as well as post
information from various reports required by the act,
excluding any personal health information; and
  • Revising the membership of the advisory board that assists
and advises the executive director of the department of
human services with the development of service standards
and rules for the provision of services.
The bill makes conforming amendments.

cVotes all Legislators- Children & Domestic Matters
- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Public Health

Concerning the reauthorization of the 'Child Mental Health Treatment Act'.

01/18/2018Governor Signed: 05/30/2018C. Wist (R)
L. Herod (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)
D. Moreno (D)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/24/2018
HB18-1095 Educator License Requirements Military Spouses Bill DocumentsN. Todd (D)
R. Gardner (R)
EducationEducationGovernor Signed: 03/22/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/201801/18/2018

Concerning educator licenses issued to military spouses.

Bill History - Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
T. Carver (R)
J. Arndt (D)

Under current law, the department of education may issue a
professional teacher license to a teacher who holds a comparable license
from another state and has 3 years of continuous teaching experience. The
bill exempts military spouses, as defined in the bill, from the requirement
that the teaching experience be continuous.

cVotes all Legislators- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)

Concerning educator licenses issued to military spouses.

01/18/2018Governor Signed: 03/22/2018T. Carver (R)
J. Arndt (D)
N. Todd (D)
R. Gardner (R)
EducationEducationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/2018
HB18-1096 Special Event Permit Alcohol Beverages Bill DocumentsK. Priola (R)Business Affairs & LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologyGovernor Signed: 03/15/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/201801/18/2018

Concerning the eligibility of certain entities to apply for a special event permit to sell alcohol beverages.

Bill History - Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
M. Gray (D)

The bill adds to the list of organizations authorized to obtain a
special event permit to sell alcohol beverages for a limited period an
organization that is incorporated under Colorado law for educational
purposes.
Additionally, the bill removes the requirement that a special event
permit be issued to a municipality only if the municipality owns an art

facility and instead allows a special event permit to be issued to any
municipality, county, or special district.

cVotes all Legislators- Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana

Concerning the eligibility of certain entities to apply for a special event permit to sell alcohol beverages.

01/18/2018Governor Signed: 03/15/2018M. Gray (D)K. Priola (R)Business Affairs & LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/2018
HB18-1097 Patient Choice Of Pharmacy Bill DocumentsN. Todd (D)
D. Coram (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentBusiness, Labor and TechnologySenate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely: 03/19/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/03/201801/18/2018 Concerning the ability of a person eligible for prescription drug benefits to choose the pharmacy at which to fill a prescription drug order.

 

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
J. Danielson (D)
M. Catlin (R)

The bill prohibits a carrier that offers or issues a health benefit
plan that covers pharmaceutical services, including prescription drug
coverage, or a pharmacy benefit management firm managing those
benefits for a carrier, from:
  • Limiting or restricting a covered person's ability to select a

pharmacy or pharmacist of the covered person's choice if
certain conditions are met;
  • Imposing a copayment, fee, or other cost-sharing
requirement for selecting a pharmacy of the covered
person's choosing;
  • Imposing other conditions on a covered person, pharmacist,
or pharmacy that limit or restrict a covered person's ability
to use a pharmacy of the covered person's choosing; or
  • Denying a pharmacy or pharmacist the right to participate
in any of its pharmacy network contracts in this state or as
a contracting provider in this state if the pharmacy or
pharmacist has a valid license in Colorado and the
pharmacy or pharmacist agrees to specified conditions.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance
Concerning the ability of a person eligible for prescription drug benefits to choose the pharmacy at which to fill a prescription drug order.

 

01/18/2018Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely: 03/19/2018J. Danielson (D)
M. Catlin (R)
N. Todd (D)
D. Coram (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentBusiness, Labor and TechnologyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/03/2018
HB18-1098 Roll Over Year-end Balance Envtl Response Account Bill DocumentsV. Marble (R)Transportation & EnergyAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyGovernor Signed: 04/09/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/201801/18/2018

Concerning the expanded ability of the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission to finance the remediation of oil and gas locations.

Bill History - Natural Resources & Environment
L. Saine (R)
M. Gray (D)

Under current practice, expenditures by the Colorado oil and gas
conservation commission to address the mitigation of adverse
environmental impacts of oil and gas operations are paid from the
environmental response account of the oil and gas conservation and
environmental response fund, and the year-end balance of the account

transfers into the fund. The bill specifies that the year-end balance of the
account remains in the account.

cVotes all Legislators- Natural Resources & Environment

Concerning the expanded ability of the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission to finance the remediation of oil and gas locations.

01/18/2018Governor Signed: 04/09/2018L. Saine (R)
M. Gray (D)
V. Marble (R)Transportation & EnergyAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/2018
HB18-1099 Broadband Deployment Level Playing Field Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)Transportation & EnergyBusiness, Labor and TechnologyGovernor Signed: 04/02/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/201801/18/2018

Concerning criteria that the broadband deployment board is required to develop with regard to an incumbent telecommunications provider's exercise of a right to implement a broadband deployment project in an unserved area of the state upon a nonincumbent provider's application to the broadband deployment board to implement a proposed broadband deployment project in the unserved area.

 

Bill History - Telecommunications & Information Technology
B. McLachlan (D)
M. Catlin (R)

The broadband deployment board in the department of regulatory
agencies (board) implements and administers a grant program regarding
the deployment of broadband service in unserved areas of the state. Upon
a telecommunications provider's application for funding of a proposed
project to provide access to a broadband network in an unserved area of
the state, the board must allow an incumbent telecommunications
provider in the unserved area the right of first refusal with regard to
implementing a broadband deployment project for the unserved area.
The board is required to develop criteria regarding an incumbent
telecommunications provider's exercise of its right to develop a
broadband project in an unserved area upon another telecommunications
provider having submitted to the board a proposed project for the
unserved area. The bill requires that the board's criteria include
requirements that an incumbent telecommunications provider exercising
its right to implement a broadband deployment project for the unserved
area agree to provide demonstrated downstream and upstream speeds
equal to or faster than the speeds indicated in the applicant's proposed
project and at a cost per household that is equal to or less than the cost per
household indicated in the applicant's proposed project.

cVotes all Legislators- Telecommunications & Information Technology

Concerning criteria that the broadband deployment board is required to develop with regard to an incumbent telecommunications provider's exercise of a right to implement a broadband deployment project in an unserved area of the state upon a nonincumbent provider's application to the broadband deployment board to implement a proposed broadband deployment project in the unserved area.

 

01/18/2018Governor Signed: 04/02/2018B. McLachlan (D)
M. Catlin (R)
D. Coram (R)Transportation & EnergyBusiness, Labor and TechnologyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/2018
HB18-1100 Educator Licensure Cash Fund Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)FinanceAppropriationsGovernor Signed: 03/15/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/201801/18/2018

Concerning the continuous appropriation of money in the educator licensure cash fund.

Bill History - State Revenue & Budget
M. Hamner (D)

Joint Budget Committee. Since July 1, 2011, money in the
educator licensure cash fund, which includes educator license fees, has
been continuously appropriated to the state board of education and the
department of education (department) for its expenses incurred in the
administration of the Colorado Educator Licensing Act of 1991. While
the money is continuously appropriated, the department is required to

report to legislative committees about its expenditures from the fund and
about application processing time. Beginning with the next fiscal year, the
general assembly is required to annually appropriate the money and the
reporting requirement is repealed.
The bill grants the department 3 more years of continuous
appropriation authority, and it likewise extends the related reporting
requirement.

cVotes all Legislators- State Revenue & Budget

Concerning the continuous appropriation of money in the educator licensure cash fund.

01/18/2018Governor Signed: 03/15/2018M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R)FinanceAppropriationsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/2018
HB18-1101 Retail Marijuana Sales Tax Appropriations For Schools Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)FinanceAppropriationsGovernor Signed: 03/15/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/201801/18/2018

Concerning modification of the manner in which gross retail marijuana tax revenue that is transferred from the general fund to the state public school fund as required by current law is appropriated from the state public school fund.

Bill History - Capital Construction
- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
M. Hamner (D)

Joint Budget Committee. Beginning in state fiscal year 2018-19,
current law:

  • Requires 12.59% of the gross retail marijuana sales tax
revenue remaining in the general fund after a required
allocation of 10% of the revenue to local governments to be
transferred to the state public school fund; and
  • Continuously appropriates that revenue for the same state
fiscal year in which it is transferred from the state public
school fund to the department of education to help meet the
state share of total program funding for school districts and
institute charter schools.
The bill eliminates the continuous appropriation of the revenue in the
state fiscal year in which it is transferred to the state public school fund
and instead specifies that beginning in state fiscal year 2019-20, the
general assembly may appropriate all or any portion of the revenue
transferred to the state public school fund during the prior state fiscal year
to the department of education to help meet the state share of total
program funding for school districts and institute charter schools.

cVotes all Legislators- Capital Construction
- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)

Concerning modification of the manner in which gross retail marijuana tax revenue that is transferred from the general fund to the state public school fund as required by current law is appropriated from the state public school fund.

01/18/2018Governor Signed: 03/15/2018M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R)FinanceAppropriationsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/2018
HB18-1102 Extend District Attorney Fellowships To 18 Months Bill DocumentsJ. Cooke (R)JudiciaryFinanceSenate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 05/07/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/30/201801/18/2018

Concerning extending the length of prosecution fellowships from one year to eighteen months.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Local Government
D. Roberts (D)
C. Wist (R)

Currently, there is a prosecution fellowship program that matches
CU and DU law student graduates with rural district attorneys' offices.
The fellowships last for one year. The bill extends the fellowships to 18
months.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Local Government

Concerning extending the length of prosecution fellowships from one year to eighteen months.

01/18/2018Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 05/07/2018D. Roberts (D)
C. Wist (R)
J. Cooke (R)JudiciaryFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/30/2018
HB18-1103 Local Government Off-highway Vehicle Regulation Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)Transportation & EnergyTransportationGovernor Signed: 03/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/20/201801/18/2018

Concerning the ability of a local government to require a driver to meet safety standards for the use of an off-highway vehicle.

Bill History - Natural Resources & Environment
- Transportation & Motor Vehicles
B. McLachlan (D)

The bill clarifies that a local government may require a driver of
an off-highway vehicle to do the following without conflicting with state
rules:
  • Require seat belts if the vehicle is designed to use them;
  • Require the use of a child restraint system if the vehicle

was designed for it;
  • Require the use of eye protection;
  • Require the use of a helmet if either the passenger or driver
is under the age of 18; or
  • Limit the number of occupants to the number that the
off-highway vehicle was designed by the manufacturer to
hold.
This applies when a person is driving an off-highway vehicle only
on a road that has been opened to off-highway vehicle use by the local
government or when crossing streets, railroad tracks, bridges, or culverts.
A local government may require a driver's license or liability insurance
when crossing streets, railroad tracks, bridges, or culverts.

cVotes all Legislators- Natural Resources & Environment
- Transportation & Motor Vehicles

Concerning the ability of a local government to require a driver to meet safety standards for the use of an off-highway vehicle.

01/18/2018Governor Signed: 03/29/2018B. McLachlan (D)D. Coram (R)Transportation & EnergyTransportationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/20/2018
HB18-1104 Family Preservation For Parents With Disability Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)
D. Moreno (D)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesHealth and Human ServicesGovernor Signed: 04/25/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/20/201801/18/2018

Concerning family preservation safeguards for parents with disabilities.

Bill History - Children & Domestic Matters
J. Danielson (D)

The bill establishes that family protection safeguards for a parent
or prospective parent with a disability are critical to family preservation
and the best interests of the children of Colorado. These safeguards
include:
  • That a parent's disability must not serve as a basis for
denial or restriction of parenting time or parental

responsibilities;
  • That, when devising a treatment plan, active efforts must
be made to include the provision of reasonable
accommodations for a parent's disability;
  • That a parent's disability must not serve as a basis for
denial of participation in a public or private adoption, or for
denial of foster care or guardianship, when it is otherwise
determined to be in the best interest of the child; and
  • That the benefits of providing supportive parenting services
must be considered by a court when determining parental
responsibilities, parenting time, adoption placements, foster
care, and guardianship.

cVotes all Legislators- Children & Domestic Matters

Concerning family preservation safeguards for parents with disabilities.

01/18/2018Governor Signed: 04/25/2018J. Danielson (D)K. Lambert (R)
D. Moreno (D)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesHealth and Human ServicesFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/20/2018
HB18-1105 Motor And Powersports Vehicle License Requirement Bill DocumentsJ. Tate (R)Business Affairs & LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologyGovernor Signed: 03/07/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/20/201801/18/2018

Concerning the unlicensed sale of vehicles.

Bill History - Business & Economic Development
- Transportation & Motor Vehicles
L. Liston (R)
J. Melton (D)

Section 1 of the bill clarifies that money received as fines for the
following violations may be deposited in the auto dealers license fund:
  • Issuance of a bad check by a motor vehicle dealer; and
  • Failure to obtain any necessary license to be a motor
vehicle dealer, manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler,
manufacturer representative, used motor vehicle dealer,
buyer agent, wholesale motor vehicle auction dealer, or
motor vehicle salesperson.

Currently, a law enforcement agency may keep any fine money if
it issues a citation for failing to obtain a license to be a wholesaler,
powersports vehicle dealer, used powersports vehicle dealer, powersports
vehicle manufacturer, powersports vehicle distributor, or powersports
vehicle manufacturer representative. Section 3 diverts half of this fine to
the auto dealers license fund.
Section 2 applies to the requirement that specified sellers of
powersports vehicles be licensed. It exempts businesses that sell vehicles
that meet the following criteria:
  • The vehicle has been owned for more than one year;
  • The vehicle has been used exclusively for business
purposes;
  • The vehicle is titled in the name of the business;
  • All taxes for the vehicle have been paid; and
  • The total number of vehicles sold by the business owner
over a 2-year period does not exceed 20 vehicles.

cVotes all Legislators- Business & Economic Development
- Transportation & Motor Vehicles

Concerning the unlicensed sale of vehicles.

01/18/2018Governor Signed: 03/07/2018L. Liston (R)
J. Melton (D)
J. Tate (R)Business Affairs & LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/20/2018
HB18-1106 Minimum Wage Requirement Waiver Bill DocumentsState, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 01/24/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/18/201801/18/2018

Concerning the ability to waive minimum wage requirements.

 

Bill History - Labor & Employment
D. Williams (R)

Current law establishes and requires an annual adjustment of the
minimum wage for certain employees. The bill allows an applicant for
employment or an employee to negotiate a different wage that is
agreeable to the employer and the applicant or employee. The bill requires
employers to post a notice of the right to negotiate wages.

cVotes all Legislators- Labor & Employment

Concerning the ability to waive minimum wage requirements.

 

01/18/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 01/24/2018D. Williams (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/18/2018
HB18-1107 Prewire Residence For Electric Vehicle Charging Port Bill DocumentsK. Priola (R)Transportation & EnergyTransportationSenate Committee on Transportation Postpone Indefinitely: 03/20/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/201801/18/2018

Concerning a requirement that builders of new residences offer buyers the option to accommodate electric vehicle charging systems.

Bill History - Business & Economic Development
- Energy
- Housing
- Natural Resources & Environment
- Transportation & Motor Vehicles
M. Weissman (D)

Under existing law, builders must offer a solar prewire option to
purchasers of certain newly constructed residences. The bill applies a
similar requirement to facilitate the installation of electric vehicle
charging systems by purchasers of new residences, both in traditional
detached, single-family homes and also in buildings that contain

owner-occupied condominium units.

cVotes all Legislators- Business & Economic Development
- Energy
- Housing
- Natural Resources & Environment
- Transportation & Motor Vehicles

Concerning a requirement that builders of new residences offer buyers the option to accommodate electric vehicle charging systems.

01/18/2018Senate Committee on Transportation Postpone Indefinitely: 03/20/2018M. Weissman (D)K. Priola (R)Transportation & EnergyTransportationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/2018
HB18-1108 Commission Deaf Hard Of Hearing Deafblind Bill DocumentsN. Todd (D)Public Health Care and Human ServicesHealth and Human ServicesGovernor Signed: 05/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/22/201801/18/2018

Concerning the Colorado commission for the deaf and hard of hearing, and, in connection therewith, renaming the commission the Colorado commission for the deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind; creating the Colorado deafblind citizens council to advise the commission on deafblind issues; clarifying and expanding the commission's duties to provide services to the deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind; and changing the membership of the committee charged with reviewing grant applications.

Bill History - State Government
J. Danielson (D)

The bill changes the name of the Colorado commission for the
deaf and hard of hearing to the Colorado commission for the deaf, hard
of hearing, and deafblind. The bill expands the commission's duties to
include establishing a community access program for one-on-one system
navigation and changes the membership on the committee reviewing
grant applications under the act. The bill creates the deafblind citizens
council to advise the commission on assisting the deafblind community.
Currently the laws of the state refer to deaf or hard of hearing.
The bill updates the references to deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning the Colorado commission for the deaf and hard of hearing, and, in connection therewith, renaming the commission the Colorado commission for the deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind; creating the Colorado deafblind citizens council to advise the commission on deafblind issues; clarifying and expanding the commission's duties to provide services to the deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind; and changing the membership of the committee charged with reviewing grant applications.

01/18/2018Governor Signed: 05/29/2018J. Danielson (D)N. Todd (D)Public Health Care and Human ServicesHealth and Human ServicesFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/22/2018
HB18-1109 Discretionary Parole Of Special Needs Offenders Bill DocumentsJ. Cooke (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 04/23/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/25/201801/18/2018

Concerning discretionary parole of special needs offenders.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
M. Weissman (D)

Current law provides 2 definitions by which an offender in the
custody of the department of corrections (department) may be considered
a special needs offender. The first definition describes a person who
is 60 years of age or older and has been diagnosed by a licensed health
care provider who is employed by or under contract with the department
as suffering from a chronic infirmity, illness, condition, disease, or
behavioral or mental health disorder and the department or the state board
of parole (parole board) determines that the person is incapacitated to the

extent that he or she is not likely to pose a risk to public safety. The bill
amends this definition by changing 60 years to 55 years.
The bill also adds a third definition by which such an offender may
be considered a special needs offender. That is, an offender who, as
determined by a licensed health care provider who is employed by or
under contract with the department, on the basis of available evidence,
not including evidence resulting from a refusal of the person to accept
treatment, does not have a substantial probability of being restored to
competency and is not likely to pose a risk to public safety.
Under current law, if the department recommends to the parole
board that an offender be released to parole as a special needs offender,
the parole board may deny parole only by a majority vote of the parole
board. The bill states that to deny parole under such conditions, the parole
board must also make a finding that granting parole would create a threat
to public safety and that the offender is likely to commit an offense.
The bill states that if, prior to or during any parole hearing, the
parole board or any member of the parole board has a substantial and
good-faith reason to believe that the offender is incompetent to proceed,
the parole board shall suspend all proceedings and notify the trial court
that imposed any active sentence, and the court shall determine the
competency or incompetency of the offender.
For any offender who is granted special needs parole, the parole
board shall set the length of the parole for an appropriate time period of
at least 6 months but not exceeding 36 months. At any time during such
an offender's parole, the parole board may revise the duration of the
offender's parole. However, in no case may such an offender be required
to serve a period of parole in excess of the period of parole to which he
or she would otherwise be sentenced, or 36 months, whichever is less.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Concerning discretionary parole of special needs offenders.

01/18/2018Governor Signed: 04/23/2018M. Weissman (D)J. Cooke (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/25/2018
HB18-1110 Colorado Constitutional Right Bill DocumentsJudiciaryHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 02/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/201801/19/2018

Concerning protecting persons lawfully present in Colorado who are engaged in an act that is protected by the Colorado constitution from a federal agency.

Bill History - State Government

The bill prohibits the state or a state agency, or an employee or
personnel of the state or a state agency while acting in an official
capacity, from aiding or assisting a federal agency in:
  • Arresting a Colorado citizen or person lawfully present in
Colorado for committing an act in Colorado that is a

Colorado constitutional right; or
  • Violating a Colorado constitutional right of a Colorado
citizen or a person lawfully present in Colorado.
The bill does not prohibit the state, an agency of the state, or an
employee or personnel of the state or a state agency from participating in
an investigation until it is recognized that the action being investigated is
a Colorado constitutional right.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning protecting persons lawfully present in Colorado who are engaged in an act that is protected by the Colorado constitution from a federal agency.

01/19/2018House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 02/01/2018JudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/2018
HB18-1111 Modifications To PERA Public Employees' Retirement Association Board Of Trustees Bill DocumentsT. Neville (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/14/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/18/201801/19/2018

Concerning the board of trustees of the public employees' retirement association.

Bill History - State Government
J. Everett (R)

Currently, the board of trustees (board) of the public employees'
retirement association (PERA) is composed of the following 15 trustees:
  • The state treasurer;
  • 3 elected members of the state division;
  • 4 elected members of the school division;
  • One elected member of the local government division;

  • One elected member of the judicial division;
  • 2 elected retirees; and
  • 3 trustees appointed by the governor and confirmed by the
senate who are not PERA members or retirees and who are
experts in certain fields.
There is also one ex officio trustee from the Denver public schools
division.
The bill modifies the composition of the board by:
  • Eliminating one elected member trustee position from the
state division;
  • Eliminating 3 elected member trustee positions from the
school division;
  • Requiring both elected members from the state division and
the members from the school division, the local
government division, and the judicial division to be at least
20 years from retirement eligibility; and
  • Adding 4 more trustees appointed by the governor and
confirmed by the senate who are not PERA members or
retirees and who are experts in certain fields to replace the
eliminated elected member trustee positions. The additional
appointed trustees must have significant experience and
competence in investment management, finance, banking,
economics, accounting, pension administration, or actuarial
analysis.
The bill does not change the inclusion on the board of the state
treasurer, the elected members from the local government division and the
judicial division, or the ex officio trustee from the Denver public schools
division.
In addition, PERA's nonstatutory governance manual permits a
trustee of the board to make reasonable requests for information from
PERA when the information is necessary for the purposes of fulfilling the
trustee's duties as a member of the board. The governance manual also
includes limitations on the nature of requests for information that a trustee
can make.
The bill authorizes a trustee, in his or her capacity as a member of
the board and in furtherance of his or her fiduciary duties and obligations
to the members and benefit recipients of PERA, to review all records or
information within the custody and control of PERA. Upon request of a
trustee, the executive director of PERA or the board is required to provide
access to any records or information requested. Neither the executive
director nor the board may deny a trustee's request for records or
information based on the expenditure of staff time or the need to use
outside resources to fill the request, or any other reason. A trustee is
prohibited from using any records or information provided for personal
use and PERA is required to keep certain information confidential when
providing requested records or information to a trustee.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning the board of trustees of the public employees' retirement association.

01/19/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/14/2018J. Everett (R)T. Neville (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/18/2018
HB18-1112 Pharmacist Health Care Services Coverage Bill DocumentsL. Crowder (R)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentBusiness, Labor and TechnologyGovernor Signed: 04/09/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/13/201801/19/2018

Concerning covered health care services provided by a pharmacist.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
J. Becker (R)
D. Esgar (D)

The bill requires a health benefit plan to provide coverage for
health care services provided by a pharmacist if:
  • The services are provided within a health professional
shortage area; and
  • The health benefit plan provides coverage for the same
services provided by a licensed physician or advanced

practice nurse.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance

Concerning covered health care services provided by a pharmacist.

01/19/2018Governor Signed: 04/09/2018J. Becker (R)
D. Esgar (D)
L. Crowder (R)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentBusiness, Labor and TechnologyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/13/2018
HB18-1113 Small Business Regulatory Reform Bill DocumentsT. Neville (R)
V. Marble (R)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/14/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/19/201801/19/2018

Concerning state agency requirements for the enforcement of new regulatory requirements on small businesses, and, in connection therewith, enacting the 'Regulatory Reform Act of 2018'.

Bill History - Business & Economic Development
P. Neville (R)

The bill enacts the Regulatory Reform Act of 2018. Section 2 of
the bill makes legislative declarations about the importance of businesses
with 100 or fewer employees to the Colorado economy and the difficulty

these types of businesses have in complying with new administrative rules
that are not known or understood by these businesses.
Section 3 defines new rule as any regulatory requirement in
existence for less than one year prior to its enforcement by a state agency,
and minor violation as any violation of a new rule by a business with
100 or fewer employees where the violation is minor in nature, involving
record-keeping or other issues that do not affect the safety of the public.
Section 3 provides exceptions from the definition of minor violation for
certain types of rules.
For the first minor violation of a new rule by a business of 100 or
fewer employees, section 4 requires a state agency to issue a written
warning and engage the business in educational outreach as to the
methods of complying with the new rule. Section 3 requires state agencies
to make information on new rules available and allows this information
to be made available in electronic form.

cVotes all Legislators- Business & Economic Development

Concerning state agency requirements for the enforcement of new regulatory requirements on small businesses, and, in connection therewith, enacting the 'Regulatory Reform Act of 2018'.

01/19/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/14/2018P. Neville (R)T. Neville (R)
V. Marble (R)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/19/2018
HB18-1114 Require License Practice Genetic Counseling Bill DocumentsN. Todd (D)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/24/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/17/201801/19/2018

Concerning the regulation of genetic counselors.

Bill History - Business & Economic Development
J. Ginal (D)
J. Buckner (D)

The bill enacts the Genetic Counselor Licensure Act. On and
after June 1, 2019, a person cannot practice genetic counseling without
being licensed by the director of the division of professions and
occupations in the department of regulatory agencies. To be licensed, a
person must have graduated with an appropriate genetic counseling
degree and have been certified by a national body, except that the
director:
  • May issue a provisional license to a candidate for

certification pursuant to requirements established by rule;
and
  • Shall license a genetic counselor who graduated from a
Colorado genetic counseling training program, has at least
15 years of experience, and provides at least 3 letters of
recommendation.
The bill gives title protection to genetic counselors and standard
licensing, rule-making, and disciplinary powers to the director. Genetic
counselors must have insurance unless the director, by rule, finds that
insurance is not reasonably available. The bill repeals the act on
September 1, 2022. Genetic counselors are subject to the mandatory
disclosures of the Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act of 2010.

cVotes all Legislators- Business & Economic Development

Concerning the regulation of genetic counselors.

01/19/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/24/2018J. Ginal (D)
J. Buckner (D)
N. Todd (D)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/17/2018
HB18-1115 Department of Public Safety Human Trafficking-related Training Bill DocumentsL. Garcia (D)
J. Cooke (R)
JudiciaryFinanceSenate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 05/08/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 02/15/201801/19/2018

Concerning the provision of training materials related to human trafficking by the department of public safety.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- State Government
J. Ginal (D)
T. Carver (R)

The bill requires the division of criminal justice to provide human
trafficking training to law enforcement agencies and entities that provide
services to human trafficking victims. The training may include:
  • Train-the-trainer programs;
  • Direct trainings; and
  • Online training programs.

The training may be provided to law enforcement agencies, organizations
that provide direct services to human trafficking victims, school personnel
and parents or guardians of students, and any other organization, agency,
or group that would benefit from such training. The training must be
developed in consultation with the Colorado human trafficking council.
When considering requests for training, the division should give priority
to requests from areas of the state that have limited access to training
resources. Beginning in 2019, the council's annual human trafficking
report must include an update on the trainings provided.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- State Government

Concerning the provision of training materials related to human trafficking by the department of public safety.

01/19/2018Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 05/08/2018J. Ginal (D)
T. Carver (R)
L. Garcia (D)
J. Cooke (R)
JudiciaryFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 02/15/2018
HB18-1116 Broadband Deployment Board Apply For Federal Funds Bill DocumentsD. Moreno (D)FinanceAppropriationsSent to the Governor: 01/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/11/201801/19/2018

Concerning measures authorizing the broadband deployment board to seek federal money earmarked for financing broadband deployment.

Bill History - Telecommunications & Information Technology
B. Rankin (R)

Joint Budget Committee. The bill authorizes the broadband
deployment board to apply for federal funding of broadband deployment
and allocate any federal money received to broadband deployment
projects approved by the board. The bill also directs the board to petition
the federal communications commission (FCC) for a waiver from the

FCC's rules prohibiting a state entity from applying for federal money
earmarked for broadband deployment through the FCC's connect America
fund phase II auction to allow the board to apply for the federal auction
money.

cVotes all Legislators- Telecommunications & Information Technology

Concerning measures authorizing the broadband deployment board to seek federal money earmarked for financing broadband deployment.

01/19/2018Sent to the Governor: 01/29/2018B. Rankin (R)D. Moreno (D)FinanceAppropriationsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/11/2018
HB18-1117 Self-service Storage Facility Personal Property Liens Bill DocumentsJ. Tate (R)Business Affairs & LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologyGovernor Signed: 03/22/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/21/201801/19/2018

Concerning liens that attach to personal property that is stored at a self-service storage facility.

Bill History - Business & Economic Development
K. Van Winkle (R)
J. Coleman (D)

The bill modifies the law governing the statutory lien that an
owner of a self-storage facility has for the occupant's late payment of rent
or other charges by:
  • Specifically including late fees in the lien;
  • Allowing the rental agreement to limit the aggregate value
of the property that may be stored in the occupant's storage

space; and
  • Specifying that property stored in the occupant's storage
space may be sold at an online auction website to satisfy
the lien.

cVotes all Legislators- Business & Economic Development

Concerning liens that attach to personal property that is stored at a self-service storage facility.

01/19/2018Governor Signed: 03/22/2018K. Van Winkle (R)
J. Coleman (D)
J. Tate (R)Business Affairs & LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/21/2018
HB18-1118 Create Health Care Legislative Review Committee Bill DocumentsL. Crowder (R)
I. Aguilar (D)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/02/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/26/201801/19/2018

Concerning the creation of the health care legislative review committee to study health care issues that affect Colorado residents throughout the state.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
- Insurance
- Public Health
J. Ginal (D)
S. Beckman (R)

The bill recreates the former health care task force, renamed as the
health care legislative review committee, to study health care issues that
affect Colorado residents throughout the state. The committee consists of
the members of the house of representatives committees on health,
insurance, and environment and on public health care and human services

and the senate committee on health and human services. The committee
is permitted to meet up to 6 times during the interim between legislative
sessions, including 2 field trips, and as necessary when the general
assembly is convened in a legislative session. The committee may
recommend up to 5 bills per year, and bills recommended by the
committee are exempt from bill limitations imposed under the joint rules
of the general assembly.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Insurance
- Public Health

Concerning the creation of the health care legislative review committee to study health care issues that affect Colorado residents throughout the state.

01/19/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/02/2018J. Ginal (D)
S. Beckman (R)
L. Crowder (R)
I. Aguilar (D)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/26/2018
HB18-1119 Highway Building & Maintenance Funding Bill DocumentsT. Neville (R)Transportation & EnergyHouse Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely: 02/21/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/30/201801/19/2018

Concerning sustainable rural highway building and maintenance funding, and, in connection therewith, requiring a specified percentage of net revenue generated by the existing state sales and use tax to be credited to the state highway fund; requiring the transportation commission to submit to the voters of the state at the November 2018 general election a ballot question, which, if approved, will, without raising taxes, authorize the state to issue transportation revenue anticipation notes for the purpose of funding the construction of specified high-priority highway projects, will require all of the notes to be issued and projects commenced within three years of the notes being authorized, will exclude note proceeds and investment earnings on note proceeds from state fiscal year spending limits, and will repeal an existing requirement that the state treasurer execute lease-purchase agreements for the purpose of funding transportation projects; and requiring the sales and use tax net revenue credited to the state highway fund to be used to repay any notes issued and to fund maintenance on qualified federal aid highways.

Bill History - Transportation & Motor Vehicles
T. Leonard (R)

Section 9 of the bill requires the transportation commission
(commission) to submit a ballot question to the voters of the state at the
November 2018 statewide election which, if approved:
  • Will require the executive director of the department of
transportation (CDOT) to issue transportation revenue
anticipation notes (TRANs) in a maximum principal
amount of $3.5 billion and with a maximum repayment cost
of $5 billion; and
  • Will, in conjunction with sections 3, 4, and 7, repeal
current law, enacted by Senate Bill 17-267, that requires
the state treasurer to execute lease-purchase agreements of
up to $1.88 billion for the purpose of funding high-priority
qualified federal aid transportation projects.
The executive director must issue at least one-third of the TRANs
within one year of the date of the official declaration of the vote on the
ballot issue by the governor, issue at least two-thirds of the TRANs
within 2 years of that date, and issue all of the TRANs within 3 years of
that date. The additional TRANs must have a maximum repayment term
of 20 years, and the certificate, trust indenture, or other instrument
authorizing their issuance must provide that the state may pay them in full
before the end of the specified payment term without penalty. TRANs
must otherwise generally be issued subject to the same requirements as
the TRANs issued in 1999; except that the commission must pledge to
annually allocate from legally available money under its control any
money needed for payment of TRANs until the TRANs are fully repaid.
Section 10 requires TRANs net proceeds not otherwise pledged
for TRANs payments to be credited to the state highway fund and
expended by CDOT only for qualified federal aid highway projects as
described in section 6. CDOT may expend no more than 10% of the net
proceeds for the administration and engineering of the projects being
funded with the net proceeds.
On and after July 1, 2018, section 5 requires 7.5% of state sales
and use tax net revenue to be credited to the state highway fund and used
first to make TRANs payments. Section 6 requires state sales and use tax
net revenue credited to the state highway fund that is not expended to
make TRANs payments to be expended only for maintenance of qualified
federal aid highways and requires TRANs net proceeds credited to the
state highway fund to be expended only for qualified federal aid highway
projects included in the strategic transportation project investment
program of CDOT and designated for tier 1 funding as 10-year
development program projects on CDOT's development program project
list.
If the voters of the state approve the issuance of TRANs, CDOT
is required to ensure that construction of one-third of the projects
commences within one year of the date of the official declaration of the
vote on the ballot issue by the governor, to ensure that construction of
two-thirds of the projects commences within 2 years of that date, and
ensure that construction of all of the projects commences within 3 years
of that date. Section 7 requires CDOT to include specified information
about the state sales and use tax net revenue and TRANs net proceeds in
its annual report to the senate transportation committee and the house
transportation and energy committee.

cVotes all Legislators- Transportation & Motor Vehicles

Concerning sustainable rural highway building and maintenance funding, and, in connection therewith, requiring a specified percentage of net revenue generated by the existing state sales and use tax to be credited to the state highway fund; requiring the transportation commission to submit to the voters of the state at the November 2018 general election a ballot question, which, if approved, will, without raising taxes, authorize the state to issue transportation revenue anticipation notes for the purpose of funding the construction of specified high-priority highway projects, will require all of the notes to be issued and projects commenced within three years of the notes being authorized, will exclude note proceeds and investment earnings on note proceeds from state fiscal year spending limits, and will repeal an existing requirement that the state treasurer execute lease-purchase agreements for the purpose of funding transportation projects; and requiring the sales and use tax net revenue credited to the state highway fund to be used to repay any notes issued and to fund maintenance on qualified federal aid highways.

01/19/2018House Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely: 02/21/2018T. Leonard (R)T. Neville (R)Transportation & EnergyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/30/2018
HB18-1120 The Prohibition Of Dismemberment Abortions Bill DocumentsT. Neville (R)
V. Marble (R)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/28/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/02/201801/19/2018

Concerning the prohibition of dismemberment abortions.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
P. Neville (R)

The bill prohibits dismemberment abortions.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Concerning the prohibition of dismemberment abortions.

01/19/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/28/2018P. Neville (R)T. Neville (R)
V. Marble (R)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/02/2018
HB18-1121 No Funding Trafficking Aborted Human Body Parts Bill DocumentsV. Marble (R)
T. Neville (R)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/28/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/12/201801/19/2018

Concerning the termination of state funding for higher education institutions that engage in the trafficking of aborted human body parts.

Bill History - Higher Education
- State Government
T. Leonard (R)

Each higher education institution that receives funding from the
state must file a verified report each December 1 with the joint budget
committee stating whether or not the institution engaged, directly or
indirectly, in the harvesting, trafficking, purchasing, or selling of aborted
human body parts in the previous year. If a higher education institution

files a report affirming that the institution engaged, directly or indirectly,
in the harvesting, trafficking, purchasing, or selling of aborted human
body parts, the general assembly shall not appropriate any state funding
to that institution in the next fiscal year.

cVotes all Legislators- Higher Education
- State Government

Concerning the termination of state funding for higher education institutions that engage in the trafficking of aborted human body parts.

01/19/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/28/2018T. Leonard (R)V. Marble (R)
T. Neville (R)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/12/2018
HB18-1122 Accounting Of Conservation Easements In The State Bill DocumentsJ. Sonnenberg (R)
V. Marble (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentHouse Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely: 03/15/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/201801/19/2018

Concerning a public accounting of conservation easements created in the state.

Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
K. Lewis (R)

A conservation easement is an agreement in which a property
owner agrees to limit the use of his or her land in perpetuity in order to
protect one or more specified conservation purposes. The instruments
creating the easement are recorded in the public records affecting the
ownership of the property. The easement is held by a third party (holder),
which monitors the use of the land and ensures that the terms of the

agreement are upheld.
Current law allows a taxpayer to claim a state income tax credit for
a portion of the value of a perpetual conservation easement that is granted
by the taxpayer on real property located in the state. The aggregate
amount of credits that may be claimed each year by all taxpayers is
capped at $45 million; except that the amount of credits allowed in recent
years has been substantially lower than that amount.
There is currently no centralized public source of information to
identify the number, size, location, or validity of conservation easements
in the state and whether the conservation purposes of the easements are
being monitored and defended. The bill requires a comprehensive
accounting of the conservation easements that have been created in the
state since 1998. The state auditor shall contract with an independent
contractor to perform the accounting. The accounting includes
information about the instruments creating each easement, the size and
location of each easement, the grantors and holders of each easement, tax
credits claimed for the donation of each easement, and whether the
conservation purposes of each easement are being protected. The
accounting includes the creation of a corresponding map showing the
location of each conservation easement in the state.
Certain public entities are encouraged to provide information and
input into the preparation of the accounting. The state auditor is directed
to review the accounting and present it at a public meeting to the
legislative audit committee by a specified date. The committee is required
to conduct a subsequent meeting to allow public testimony on the
accounting. The auditor is further directed to annually update the
information in the accounting and make it available to the public on the
auditor's website.

cVotes all Legislators- Fiscal Policy & Taxes

Concerning a public accounting of conservation easements created in the state.

01/19/2018House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely: 03/15/2018K. Lewis (R)J. Sonnenberg (R)
V. Marble (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/2018
HB18-1123 Conservation Easement Tax Credit Time Out Bill DocumentsJ. Sonnenberg (R)
V. Marble (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentHouse Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely: 03/15/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/13/201801/19/2018

Concerning measures to enforce a reduction in the abuse of conservation easements in the state, and, in connection therewith, placing a temporary moratorium on the ability of a taxpayer to claim a state income tax credit for the donation of an easement.

Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
K. Lewis (R)

Current law allows a taxpayer to claim a state income tax credit for
a portion of the value of a perpetual conservation easement that is granted

by the taxpayer on real property located in the state. The bill places a
3-year moratorium on the ability of a taxpayer to claim the credit from
January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2021.

cVotes all Legislators- Fiscal Policy & Taxes

Concerning measures to enforce a reduction in the abuse of conservation easements in the state, and, in connection therewith, placing a temporary moratorium on the ability of a taxpayer to claim a state income tax credit for the donation of an easement.

01/19/2018House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely: 03/15/2018K. Lewis (R)J. Sonnenberg (R)
V. Marble (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/13/2018
HB18-1124 General Assembly Legislative Aides Bill DocumentsAppropriationsHouse Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 05/04/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/25/201801/19/2018

Concerning support staff for members of the general assembly.

Bill History - State Government
C. Hansen (D)

The bill permits each member of the general assembly to employ
one full-time legislative aide to assist the member with his or her
legislative duties and functions. With the exception of a constituent or
legislative stakeholder meeting with a legislator, a legislative aide is
required to perform all of his or her work at the capitol complex facilities.
The executive committee of the legislative council is required to

establish the annual salaries for legislative aides that are not less than
$28,000, adjusted for inflation. The general assembly shall annually
appropriate money that is sufficient for each member of the general
assembly to employ a full-time legislative aide. The appropriation must
be in a separate line item to the legislative department.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning support staff for members of the general assembly.

01/19/2018House Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 05/04/2018C. Hansen (D)AppropriationsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/25/2018
HB18-1125 Tax Credit Employer-assisted Housing Pilot Program Bill DocumentsFinanceHouse Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 02/26/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/28/201801/19/2018

Concerning the creation of a credit against the state income tax as a pilot program to promote employer-assisted housing projects in rural areas.

Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
J. Wilson (R)

As a pilot program to promote employer-assisted housing projects
in rural areas, for income tax years commencing on or after January 1,
2018, but prior to January 1, 2022, the bill creates a state income tax
credit for a donation a taxpayer makes to a sponsor that is used solely for
the costs associated with an employer-assisted eligible activity in a rural

area. The bill defines sponsor to mean the Colorado housing and
finance authority, a housing authority operated by a county or
municipality, or a nonprofit corporation that has been designated as a
community development corporation under the federal tax code.
The amount of the credit allowed by the bill is 20% of the
approved amount of the donation as documented in a form and manner
acceptable to the department of revenue (department); except that the
aggregate amount of the credit awarded to any one taxpayer is limited to
$400 in any one income tax year.
If the amount of the credit allowed exceeds the amount of the
taxpayer's income tax liability in the income tax year for which the credit
is being claimed, the amount of the credit not used as an offset against
income taxes in such income tax year is not allowed as a refund but may
be carried forward and applied against the income tax due in each of the
5 succeeding income tax years, but must first be applied against the
income tax due for the earliest of the income tax years possible.
A taxpayer claiming the credit allowed by the bill is required to
submit, maintain, and record any information that the department may
require by rule regarding the taxpayer's donation to the sponsor, including
the certificate received evidencing the donation. The bill specifies various
verification procedures that the taxpayer and sponsor must follow for the
taxpayer to be able to claim the credit.
The bill requires each sponsor that has issued certificates
evidencing donations in a calendar year in the cumulative amount of
$10,000 or more to report to the general assembly by the deadlines
specified in the bill on the overall economic activity, usage, and impact
to the state from the employer-assisted eligible activity for which it has
certified a donation eligible for a tax credit under the bill.
The bill requires the department and the division of housing within
the department of local affairs (division) to promulgate any rules
necessary to facilitate the effective implementation of this tax credit. The
department and the division may each develop policies and procedures
necessary to facilitate the effective implementation of the tax credit.
The bill prohibits a taxpayer from claiming the tax credit under the
bill for a donation for which the taxpayer is claiming any other state tax
credit or deduction.
By the deadlines specified in the bill, the division is required to
provide the department with an electronic report on the taxpayers who
have received a tax credit under the bill for the calendar year that
conforms to the income tax year for which the credit is allowed. The bill
specifies information the report must contain.
The tax credit is repealed, effective July 1, 2032.

cVotes all Legislators- Fiscal Policy & Taxes

Concerning the creation of a credit against the state income tax as a pilot program to promote employer-assisted housing projects in rural areas.

01/19/2018House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 02/26/2018J. Wilson (R)FinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/28/2018
HB18-1126 Limit Homeowners' Association Regulation Of Dogs By Size Or Breed Bill DocumentsLocal GovernmentHouse Third Reading Lost - No Amendments: 02/26/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/201801/19/2018

Concerning the permissible regulation of dogs in common interest communities.

Bill History - Civil Law
- Housing
P. Rosenthal (D)

In the law governing common interest communities, the bill
invalidates any covenant that prohibits the keeping of certain types of
dogs based solely on a breed, weight, or size classification. Other
regulations, such as the prevention of nuisance barking and requirements
concerning the number of dogs per household and the disposal of waste,
remain valid.

cVotes all Legislators- Civil Law
- Housing

Concerning the permissible regulation of dogs in common interest communities.

01/19/2018House Third Reading Lost - No Amendments: 02/26/2018P. Rosenthal (D)Local GovernmentFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/2018
HB18-1127 Residential Landlord Rental Application Bill DocumentsS. Fenberg (D)FinanceState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/14/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/201801/19/2018

Concerning the rental application process for prospective tenants.

Bill History - Housing
C. Kennedy (D)
D. Jackson (D)

The bill:
  • Limits the fee to cover a landlord's costs for a personal
reference check or for obtaining a consumer credit report
or tenant screening report;
  • Requires a landlord to provide each prospective tenant with
written notice of the landlord's tenant selection criteria and

the grounds upon which a rental application may be denied
before accepting an application or collecting an application
fee; and
  • Requires a landlord to provide a prospective tenant with an
adverse action notice if the landlord takes adverse action on
a prospective tenant after reviewing the prospective tenant's
rental application.

cVotes all Legislators- Housing

Concerning the rental application process for prospective tenants.

01/19/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/14/2018C. Kennedy (D)
D. Jackson (D)
S. Fenberg (D)FinanceState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/2018
HB18-1128 Protections For Consumer Data Privacy Bill DocumentsL. Court (D)
K. Lambert (R)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 05/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/26/201801/19/2018

Concerning strengthening protections for consumer data privacy.

Bill History - Telecommunications & Information Technology
C. Wist (R)
J. Bridges (D)

Except for conduct in compliance with applicable federal, state, or
local law, the bill requires public and private entities in Colorado that
maintain paper or electronic documents (documents) that contain personal
identifying information (personal information) to develop and maintain
a written policy for the destruction and proper disposal of those
documents. Entities that maintain, own, or license personal information,

including those that use a nonaffiliated third party as a service provider,
shall implement and maintain reasonable security procedures for the
personal information. The notification laws governing disclosure of
unauthorized acquisitions of unencrypted and encrypted computerized
data are expanded to specify who must be notified following such
unauthorized acquisition and what must be included in such notification.

cVotes all Legislators- Telecommunications & Information Technology

Concerning strengthening protections for consumer data privacy.

01/19/2018Governor Signed: 05/29/2018C. Wist (R)
J. Bridges (D)
L. Court (D)
K. Lambert (R)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/26/2018
HB18-1129 Consumer Report Security Freeze For Protected Consumers Bill DocumentsJ. Tate (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/07/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/04/201801/19/2018

Concerning a consumer reporting agency's placement of a security freeze on the consumer report of a consumer who is under the charge of a guardian at the request of the consumer's guardian.

Bill History - Financial Services & Commerce
P. Lawrence (R)

Section 2 of the bill authorizes a parent or legal guardian to
request that a consumer reporting agency place a security freeze on the
consumer report of a minor or other individual who is the legal guardian's

ward (protected consumer). If the consumer reporting agency does not yet
have a consumer report for the protected consumer at the time that a
security freeze is requested, the consumer reporting agency is required to
create a consumer record for the protected consumer and place a security
freeze on the consumer record.
The protected consumer's guardian may request that the consumer
reporting agency temporarily lift the security freeze placed on the
protected consumer's consumer report or record, lift the security freeze
with respect to a specific third party, or permanently remove the security
freeze. A protected consumer who demonstrates to the credit reporting
agency that he or she has reached 17 years of age or that his or her
guardian's appointment is no longer valid may have the security freeze
removed.
A consumer reporting agency is not allowed to charge a fee for the
placement, temporary lift, partial lift, or removal of a security freeze on
a protected consumer's consumer report or record.
Section 1 defines the terms guardian, protected consumer,
sufficient proof of authority, and sufficient proof of identification,
and amends the definition of security freeze.
Sections 3 through 6 make conforming amendments.

cVotes all Legislators- Financial Services & Commerce

Concerning a consumer reporting agency's placement of a security freeze on the consumer report of a consumer who is under the charge of a guardian at the request of the consumer's guardian.

01/19/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/07/2018P. Lawrence (R)J. Tate (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/04/2018
HB18-1130 School District-authorized Instructors Bill DocumentsR. Gardner (R)EducationEducationGovernor Signed: 03/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/08/201801/19/2018

Concerning increasing the availability of qualified personnel to teach in public schools.

Bill History - Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
D. Williams (R)
J. Arndt (D)

The bill permits a school district board of education to employ a
nonlicensed, district-authorized instructor to teach in the schools of the
school district if the district is unable to staff regularly licensed teachers
in critical shortage areas or unique subject areas.
A person employed as district-authorized instructor must hold at
least a bachelor's degree in the subject area in which the person is

teaching, must satisfy school district-established standards, and must
submit to a fingerprint-based criminal history record check.
A school district may employ a person as a district-authorized
instructor for up to 5 years.
A district-authorized instructor may earn in excess of the school
district's standard salary and benefits schedule if the instructor has
significant experience in the subject area and the salary and benefits are
supported by nationally recognized, Colorado-specific salary survey data.

cVotes all Legislators- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)

Concerning increasing the availability of qualified personnel to teach in public schools.

01/19/2018Governor Signed: 03/29/2018D. Williams (R)
J. Arndt (D)
R. Gardner (R)EducationEducationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/08/2018
HB18-1131 Court System For Remote Participation In Hearings Bill DocumentsR. Fields (D)
L. Crowder (R)
JudiciaryState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/16/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 03/14/201801/22/2018 Concerning a program to facilitate conducting judicial proceedings via networking technology.   Bill History - Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)

County Courthouse and County Jail Funding and
Overcrowding Solutions Interim Study Committee. The bill directs the
division of criminal justice (division) within the department of public
safety (department), in consultation with the office of the state court
administrator, to operate a program that implements telephonic or
internet-based networking software to let county courts and district courts

conduct judicial procedures with remote participants.
The bill sets forth a timeline by which the division shall first solicit
requests for proposals from prospective software vendors and then select
and contract with one or more software vendors for the purposes of the
program.
The bill requires the executive director of the department to
promulgate rules for the administration of the program.
The bill requires the public utilities commission (PUC) to report
to the division on or before November 1, 2018, to:
  • Identify areas of the state that are relatively lacking in
internet connectivity and infrastructure; and
  • Make any recommendations the PUC may have concerning
the implementation of the program.
In implementing the program, the division shall consider the PUC's
report and prioritize the implementation of the program in areas of the
state that are relatively lacking in internet connectivity and infrastructure.

cVotes all Legislators- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Concerning a program to facilitate conducting judicial proceedings via networking technology.   01/22/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/16/2018D. Michaelson Jenet (D)R. Fields (D)
L. Crowder (R)
JudiciaryState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 03/14/2018
HB18-1132 Increase Department Of Corrections Reimbursement To County Jails Bill DocumentsL. Crowder (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 04/25/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/20/201801/22/2018

Concerning the amount that the department of corrections is required to reimburse a county or city and county for the confinement and maintenance in a local jail of any person who is sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a correctional facility.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)


County Courthouse and County Jail Funding and
Overcrowding Solutions Interim Study Committee. Under current law,
the general assembly establishes in its annual general appropriations bill
the amount that the department of corrections is required to reimburse any
county or city and county for a portion of the expenses and costs incurred
by that county or city and county for the confinement and maintenance in
a local jail of any person who is sentenced to a term of imprisonment in
a correctional facility. The bill establishes this amount in statute as
$108.78 per day.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Concerning the amount that the department of corrections is required to reimburse a county or city and county for the confinement and maintenance in a local jail of any person who is sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a correctional facility.

01/22/2018Governor Signed: 04/25/2018D. Michaelson Jenet (D)L. Crowder (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/20/2018
HB18-1133 Marijuana Processor Registration Bill DocumentsV. Marble (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesHouse Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely: 02/23/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/19/201801/22/2018

Concerning registration for marijuana fibrous waste recycling facilities.

Bill History - Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana

The bill creates a registration in both the medical marijuana and
retail marijuana codes for a fibrous waste recycling facility. A fibrous
waste recycling facility takes marijuana waste and makes it into industrial
products like rope, paper, and building material. The state licensing
authority shall issue the registration to an applicant if the applicant
demonstrates that its processes render the fibrous waste unusable as

medical or retail marijuana.

cVotes all Legislators- Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana

Concerning registration for marijuana fibrous waste recycling facilities.

01/22/2018House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely: 02/23/2018V. Marble (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/19/2018
HB18-1134 Use Of Colorado Preschool Program Positions Bill DocumentsM. Merrifield (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)
EducationEducationGovernor Signed: 04/09/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/20/201801/22/2018

Concerning eligibility of kindergarten students funded through early childhood at-risk enhancement positions.

Bill History - Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
B. Pettersen (D)
J. Wilson (R)

Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative
Commission. If a district chooses to use early childhood at-risk
enhancement (ECARE) positions to enroll children in the district's
full-day kindergarten program, children using the ECARE positions must
satisfy at least one of the eligibility requirements of the Colorado

preschool program.

cVotes all Legislators- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)

Concerning eligibility of kindergarten students funded through early childhood at-risk enhancement positions.

01/22/2018Governor Signed: 04/09/2018B. Pettersen (D)
J. Wilson (R)
M. Merrifield (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)
EducationEducationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/20/2018
HB18-1135 Extend Advanced Industry Export Acceleration Program Bill DocumentsJ. Tate (R)Business Affairs & LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologyGovernor Signed: 05/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/17/201801/23/2018

Concerning the extension of the advanced industries export acceleration program.

Bill History - State Government
T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
J. Wilson (R)

The bill extends the advanced industries export acceleration
program that is currently managed by the office of economic
development.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning the extension of the advanced industries export acceleration program.

01/23/2018Governor Signed: 05/29/2018T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
J. Wilson (R)
J. Tate (R)Business Affairs & LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/17/2018
HB18-1136 Substance Use Disorder Treatment Bill DocumentsK. Priola (R)
C. Jahn (D)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 06/05/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/21/201801/23/2018

Concerning treatment for individuals with substance use disorders, and, in connection therewith, adding residential and inpatient treatment to the Colorado medical assistance program.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
B. Pettersen (D)

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study
Committee. The bill adds residential and inpatient substance use disorder
services to the Colorado medical assistance program. The benefit is

limited to persons who meet nationally recognized, evidence-based level
of care criteria for residential and inpatient substance use disorder
treatment. The benefit will not be effective until the department of health
care policy and financing seeks and receives any federal authorization
necessary to secure federal financial participation in the program.
If an enhanced residential and inpatient substance use disorder
treatment benefit becomes available, managed care organizations shall
reprioritize the use of money allocated from the marijuana tax cash fund
to assist in providing treatment, including residential treatment, to persons
who are not otherwise covered by public or private insurance.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance

Concerning treatment for individuals with substance use disorders, and, in connection therewith, adding residential and inpatient treatment to the Colorado medical assistance program.

01/23/2018Governor Signed: 06/05/2018B. Pettersen (D)K. Priola (R)
C. Jahn (D)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/21/2018
HB18-1137 Reporting Requirements Department Of Transportation And Department Of Public Safety To General Assembly Bill DocumentsR. Zenzinger (D)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsTransportationGovernor Signed: 03/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/20/201801/24/2018

Concerning the scheduled repeal of reports to the general assembly, and, in connection therewith, continuing the requirements for reports by the department of transportation and the department of public safety.

Bill History - State Government
H. McKean (R)

Statutory Revision Committee. Pursuant to section 24-1-136
(11)(a)(I), Colorado Revised Statutes, any report that is required to be
made to the general assembly by an executive agency or the judicial

branch on a periodic basis expires on the day after the third anniversary
of the date on which the first report was due unless the general assembly,
acting by bill, continues the requirement. The bill continues reporting
requirements of the departments of transportation and public safety.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning the scheduled repeal of reports to the general assembly, and, in connection therewith, continuing the requirements for reports by the department of transportation and the department of public safety.

01/24/2018Governor Signed: 03/29/2018H. McKean (R)R. Zenzinger (D)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsTransportationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/20/2018
HB18-1138 Public Official Oaths And Affirmations Bill DocumentsR. Zenzinger (D)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 04/02/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/24/201801/24/2018

Concerning standardizing public official oaths of office, and, in connection therewith, providing a uniform oath text and establishing requirements for taking, subscribing, administering, and filing public oaths of office.

Bill History - State Government
J. Arndt (D)

Statutory Revision Committee. Current law requires most public
officials and many public employees to swear or affirm an oath of office.

The bill establishes a single uniform text for swearing or affirming
an oath of office and the requirements regarding how and when an oath
or affirmation of office must be taken, subscribed, administered, and
filed. All requirements must be completed prior to the official or
employee entering upon the office.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning standardizing public official oaths of office, and, in connection therewith, providing a uniform oath text and establishing requirements for taking, subscribing, administering, and filing public oaths of office.

01/24/2018Governor Signed: 04/02/2018J. Arndt (D)R. Zenzinger (D)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/24/2018
HB18-1139 Reporting Requirements For Park Fees Set By Rule Bill DocumentsR. Zenzinger (D)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyGovernor Signed: 03/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/08/201801/24/2018

Concerning the removal of outdated statutory references to repealed reporting requirements that were previously imposed on the parks and wildlife commission with regard to its rule-making authority to set fees.

Bill History - Natural Resources & Environment
E. Hooton (D)

Statutory Revision Committee. The bill removes obsolete
references to a statutory subsection that was repealed on September 1,

2017. Because the repealed statutory subsection concerned the manner in
which the parks and wildlife commission sets fees by rule, the bill
replaces the obsolete references with references to the parks and wildlife
commission's fee-setting rules.

cVotes all Legislators- Natural Resources & Environment

Concerning the removal of outdated statutory references to repealed reporting requirements that were previously imposed on the parks and wildlife commission with regard to its rule-making authority to set fees.

01/24/2018Governor Signed: 03/29/2018E. Hooton (D)R. Zenzinger (D)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/08/2018
HB18-1140 Public Official Personal Surety Bonds Bill DocumentsD. Moreno (D)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 03/15/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/21/201801/24/2018

Concerning public official personal surety bonds, and, in connection therewith, repealing obsolete provisions and authorizing the purchase of insurance in lieu of public official personal surety bonds.

Bill History - Local Government
- State Government
H. McKean (R)

Statutory Revision Committee. Section 1 of the bill contains a
legislative declaration. Section 2 repeals an obsolete provision regarding
personal surety bonds for executive agency personnel. Sections 3

through 5 repeal obsolete requirements that a person providing a
personal surety bond to a county officer be a property owner in the county
and, if requested, provide a statement of assets. Section 6 authorizes a
public entity to purchase insurance in lieu of a public official personal
surety bond and states the requirements for the insurance. Sections 7
through 9
remove obsolete personal surety bond requirements for certain
municipal officials.

cVotes all Legislators- Local Government
- State Government

Concerning public official personal surety bonds, and, in connection therewith, repealing obsolete provisions and authorizing the purchase of insurance in lieu of public official personal surety bonds.

01/24/2018Governor Signed: 03/15/2018H. McKean (R)D. Moreno (D)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/21/2018
HB18-1141 Modernize Early Childhood Council Language Bill DocumentsR. Zenzinger (D)EducationJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 03/22/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/08/201801/25/2018

Concerning the removal of outdated references in statute to "early childhood care and education councils".

Bill History - Children & Domestic Matters
- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
- Human Services
E. Hooton (D)

Statutory Revision Committee. The bill removes outdated
references in statute to early childhood care and education councils. The
term is no longer used. Instead, these entities are referred to as early
childhood councils.

cVotes all Legislators- Children & Domestic Matters
- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
- Human Services

Concerning the removal of outdated references in statute to "early childhood care and education councils".

01/25/2018Governor Signed: 03/22/2018E. Hooton (D)R. Zenzinger (D)EducationJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/08/2018
HB18-1142 Remove Term "Pauper" From Colorado Revised Statutes Bill DocumentsR. Zenzinger (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 03/22/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/24/201801/25/2018

Concerning modernizing language in statutory sections that refer to paupers.

Bill History - Local Government
E. Hooton (D)
D. Thurlow (R)

Statutory Revision Committee. The bill modernizes the language
in statutory sections by replacing the terms pauper and paupers with
indigent or indigent persons.

cVotes all Legislators- Local Government

Concerning modernizing language in statutory sections that refer to paupers.

01/25/2018Governor Signed: 03/22/2018E. Hooton (D)
D. Thurlow (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/24/2018
HB18-1143 Unconstitutional Part Sexually Explicit Materials Bill DocumentsB. Martinez Humenik (R)
D. Moreno (D)
JudiciaryHouse Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 05/09/2018 - No Amendments: 05/02/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/21/201801/25/2018

Concerning the repeal of statutory provisions relating to sexually explicit materials harmful to children that were ruled unconstitutional by the Colorado supreme court.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
J. Arndt (D)
D. Thurlow (R)

Statutory Revision Committee. The bill repeals part 5 of article
7 of title 18, Colorado Revised Statutes, concerning sexually explicit
materials harmful to children to reflect a 1985 decision made by the

Colorado supreme court that held that the entire part was unconstitutional.
Sections 3, 4, and 5 of the bill make conforming amendments.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Concerning the repeal of statutory provisions relating to sexually explicit materials harmful to children that were ruled unconstitutional by the Colorado supreme court.

01/25/2018House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 05/09/2018 - No Amendments: 05/02/2018J. Arndt (D)
D. Thurlow (R)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)
D. Moreno (D)
JudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/21/2018
HB18-1144 Update Publishing Requirement DOR Department Of Revenue Taxes Paid Table Bill DocumentsJ. Tate (R)FinanceFinanceGovernor Signed: 03/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/17/201801/26/2018

Concerning certain publishing requirements for the department of revenue's "Disclosure of Average Taxes Paid" table.

Bill History - State Government
D. Thurlow (R)

Statutory Revision Committee. Current law requires the
department of revenue (department) to provide the Disclosure of
Average Taxes Paid table to taxpayers in the income tax booklet that the
department mails to the taxpayer. However, the department no longer
mails the income tax booklet to each individual taxpayer, instead making

a physical copy available a local libraries and allowing the booklet to be
downloaded from the department's website. The bill changes the
reference of mails to to provides for in order to reflect current
practices.
Current law also requires the department to make the table
available through the NetFile link on the department's website. Since
that link is no longer available, the bill removes the reference to that
specific link and instead refers in general to the department's website and
also requires the department to provide the table on the software platform
that the department makes available to taxpayers to file individual income
taxes.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning certain publishing requirements for the department of revenue's "Disclosure of Average Taxes Paid" table.

01/26/2018Governor Signed: 03/01/2018D. Thurlow (R)J. Tate (R)FinanceFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/17/2018
HB18-1145 Enjoined Laws On Ballot Issue Petition Circulators Bill DocumentsD. Moreno (D)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 04/09/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/28/201801/26/2018

Concerning the repeal of laws regulating ballot issue petition circulators that have been permanently enjoined from enforcement.

Bill History - Elections & Redistricting
E. Hooton (D)

Statutory Revision Committee. The bill repeals laws ordered
permanently enjoined from enforcement in Independence Inst. v. Gessler,
936 F. Supp. 2d 1256 (D. Colo. 2013). The laws:
  • Require ballot issue petition circulators to be Colorado
residents; and

  • Limit the amount of per-signature compensation that ballot
issue petition circulators may be paid.

cVotes all Legislators- Elections & Redistricting

Concerning the repeal of laws regulating ballot issue petition circulators that have been permanently enjoined from enforcement.

01/26/2018Governor Signed: 04/09/2018E. Hooton (D)D. Moreno (D)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/28/2018
HB18-1146 Sunset Measurement Standards Law Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyGovernor Signed: 06/06/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/31/201801/31/2018

Concerning the continuation under the sunset law of the measurement standards law.

Bill History - Agriculture
J. Melton (D)

Sunset Process - House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department
of regulatory agencies in its sunset review and report on the measurement
standards law by extending the law for 15 years.

cVotes all Legislators- Agriculture

Concerning the continuation under the sunset law of the measurement standards law.

01/31/2018Governor Signed: 06/06/2018J. Melton (D)D. Coram (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/31/2018
HB18-1147 Sunset Process Weather Modification Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyGovernor Signed: 04/26/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/10/201801/31/2018

Concerning the continuation of the regulation of people who modify the weather, and, in connection therewith, implementing the sunset review recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies.

Bill History - Business & Economic Development
- Natural Resources & Environment
- Water
J. Ginal (D)
K. Ransom (R)

Sunset Process - House Health, Insurance, and Environment
Committee. Sections 1 and 2 of the bill continue the regulation of people
who modify the weather until 2033. Section 3 repeals a provision that

prohibits weather modification that benefits another state if the other state
prohibits weather modification that benefits Colorado.

cVotes all Legislators- Business & Economic Development
- Natural Resources & Environment
- Water

Concerning the continuation of the regulation of people who modify the weather, and, in connection therewith, implementing the sunset review recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies.

01/31/2018Governor Signed: 04/26/2018J. Ginal (D)
K. Ransom (R)
D. Coram (R)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/10/2018
HB18-1148 Stage Four Advanced Metastatic Cancer Step Therapy Bill DocumentsL. Crowder (R)Public Health Care and Human ServicesHealth and Human ServicesGovernor Signed: 04/09/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/28/201801/31/2018

Concerning the prohibition against a carrier requiring step therapy for covered persons with stage four advanced metastatic cancer.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)

The bill prohibits a carrier that issues a health benefit plan that
covers treatment for stage four advanced metastatic cancer from requiring
a cancer patient to undergo step therapy prior to receiving a drug
approved by the United States food and drug administration if use of the
approved drug is consistent with best practices for treatment of the

cancer.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance

Concerning the prohibition against a carrier requiring step therapy for covered persons with stage four advanced metastatic cancer.

01/31/2018Governor Signed: 04/09/2018D. Michaelson Jenet (D)L. Crowder (R)Public Health Care and Human ServicesHealth and Human ServicesFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/28/2018
HB18-1149 Sunset Continue Consumer Insurance Council Bill DocumentsT. Neville (R)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentBusiness, Labor and TechnologySenate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely: 04/11/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/10/201801/31/2018

Concerning continuation of the consumer insurance council.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
C. Kennedy (D)

Sunset Process - House Health, Insurance, and Environment
Committee. The bill continues the consumer insurance council
indefinitely and repeals the authority for the council to issue consumer's
choice awards to health insurers.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance

Concerning continuation of the consumer insurance council.

01/31/2018Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely: 04/11/2018C. Kennedy (D)T. Neville (R)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentBusiness, Labor and TechnologyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/10/2018
HB18-1150 Local Government Liable Fracking Ban Oil And Gas Moratorium Bill DocumentsState, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/07/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/201801/31/2018

Concerning a requirement that a local government that interferes with oil and gas operations compensate persons damaged by the interference.

Bill History - Natural Resources & Environment
P. Buck (R)

The bill specifies that a local government that bans hydraulic
fracturing of an oil and gas well is liable to the mineral interest owner for
the value of the mineral interest and that a local government that enacts
a moratorium on oil and gas activities shall compensate oil and gas
operators, mineral lessees, and royalty owners for all costs, damages, and

losses of fair market value associated with the moratorium.

cVotes all Legislators- Natural Resources & Environment

Concerning a requirement that a local government that interferes with oil and gas operations compensate persons damaged by the interference.

01/31/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/07/2018P. Buck (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/2018
HB18-1151 Colorado Water Conservation Board Approve Deficit Irrigation Pilot Projects Bill DocumentsL. Crowder (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/20/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/201801/31/2018

Concerning the authorization of deficit irrigation pilot projects approved by the Colorado water conservation board.

Bill History - Water
J. Arndt (D)
M. Catlin (R)

Current law allows the Colorado water conservation board to
approve up to 15 pilot projects for agricultural water leasing or fallowing
projects. The bill expands the types of projects that may be approved to
include deficit irrigation projects, which use less than the optimal amount
of water on a particular crop. The bill also excludes from the

determination of historical consumptive use decreases in use resulting
from deficit irrigation projects to conserve or lease water.

cVotes all Legislators- Water

Concerning the authorization of deficit irrigation pilot projects approved by the Colorado water conservation board.

01/31/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/20/2018J. Arndt (D)
M. Catlin (R)
L. Crowder (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/2018
HB18-1152 Judicial Administrative And Budget Records Subject to Colorado Open Records Act Bill DocumentsJ. Cooke (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 05/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/12/201801/31/2018

Concerning making certain records of the state judicial department subject to the Colorado open records act.

Bill History - Courts & Judicial
P. Lawrence (R)

Current law exempts the judicial department from the Colorado
open records act (CORA). The bill makes the administrative and budget
records of the judicial department subject to CORA.

cVotes all Legislators- Courts & Judicial

Concerning making certain records of the state judicial department subject to the Colorado open records act.

01/31/2018Governor Signed: 05/29/2018P. Lawrence (R)J. Cooke (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/12/2018
HB18-1153 Property Casualty Insurance Claim Appraisal Procedures Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)FinanceHouse Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 03/19/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/10/201801/31/2018

Concerning the conduct of appraisals of the value of property covered by property and casualty insurance, and, in connection therewith, specifying the qualifications and rules of conduct for appraisers and umpires engaged in the appraisal process.

Bill History - Business & Economic Development
- Civil Law
- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Insurance
J. Becker (R)

The bill addresses the situation in which appraisers and, if
necessary, an umpire selected by the appraisers or by a court attempt to

agree on the fair value of property covered by a property and casualty
insurance policy. Specifically, the bill:
  • Disqualifies any person from serving as an appraiser or
umpire if the person has a known, direct, and material
interest in the outcome of the appraisal proceeding or a
known, direct, and substantial relationship with a party to
the proceeding;
  • Requires appraisers and umpires to disclose any prior
relationships or interests that might affect their objectivity;
and
  • Prohibits ex parte communications by or with an umpire.

cVotes all Legislators- Business & Economic Development
- Civil Law
- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Insurance

Concerning the conduct of appraisals of the value of property covered by property and casualty insurance, and, in connection therewith, specifying the qualifications and rules of conduct for appraisers and umpires engaged in the appraisal process.

01/31/2018House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 03/19/2018J. Becker (R)D. Coram (R)FinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/10/2018
HB18-1154 Protect Consumer Solicit Public Record Copy For Fee Bill DocumentsC. Jahn (D)FinanceState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 04/12/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/201801/31/2018

Concerning consumer protections relating to a solicitation to provide a copy of a public record for a fee.

Bill History - Financial Services & Commerce
K. Van Winkle (R)
E. Hooton (D)

The bill requires a person who solicits a fee for providing a copy
of a record held by a governmental entity to:
  • Give a copy of the document that will be used for the
solicitation to each county clerk and recorder where the
solicitation is to be distributed if the solicitation is
addressed to a real property owner and the record to be

provided is a deed;
  • Not charge a fee of more than 4 times the amount charged
by the state agency or local government that has custody of
the record for a copy of the same record; and
  • Include specified disclosures on the document used for the
solicitation, not make the document appear to have been
issued by a state agency or local government, and not make
the document appear to impose a legal duty on the
individual being solicited.
The attorney general and the appropriate district attorney may
bring an action for a violation. The court may order a refund and a
penalty, for a first violation, of not more than $100 for each solicitation
document distributed in violation of the bill and not more than $200 for
each solicitation document for subsequent violations. Title insurance
companies are excluded from the bill.

cVotes all Legislators- Financial Services & Commerce

Concerning consumer protections relating to a solicitation to provide a copy of a public record for a fee.

01/31/2018Governor Signed: 04/12/2018K. Van Winkle (R)
E. Hooton (D)
C. Jahn (D)FinanceState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/2018
HB18-1155 Sunset Continue Physical Therapy Board Functions Bill DocumentsB. Martinez Humenik (R)Public Health Care and Human ServicesHealth and Human ServicesGovernor Signed: 05/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/17/201801/31/2018

Concerning the continuation of the physical therapy board, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2017 sunset review and report by the department of regulatory agencies.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
L. Liston (R)
J. Singer (D)

Sunset Process - House Public Health Care and Human
Services Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the
department of regulatory agencies in its sunset review and report

concerning the Physical Therapy Practice Act as follows:
  • Extends the licensing of physical therapists and the
certification of physical therapist assistants until 2027
(sections 1 through 3);
  • Clarifies that a physical therapist may make physical
therapy diagnoses (sections 5 and 7);
  • Clarifies that a physical therapist's scope of practice
includes the direct supervision of unlicensed physical
therapists (section 8); and
  • Adds as grounds for disciplinary action the failure to
supervise physical therapist assistants; and the failure to
report an adverse action, the surrender of a license, or other
discipline taken in another jurisdiction (section 10).
In addition, the bill:
  • Allows a physical therapist assistant to perform
noninvasive wound debridement under the supervision of
a physical therapist (sections 11 and 13);
  • Repeals some of elements of the continuing professional
competency program for physical therapists (section 9) and
subjects physical therapist assistants to a continuing
professional competency program (section 12);
  • Replaces a physical therapist member of the physical
therapy board with a physical therapist assistant member
(section 6); and
  • Removes physical therapists practicing in Colorado
pursuant to the Interstate Physical Therapy Licensure
Compact Act from the Michael Skolnik Medical
Transparency Act of 2010 (section 14).

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance

Concerning the continuation of the physical therapy board, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2017 sunset review and report by the department of regulatory agencies.

01/31/2018Governor Signed: 05/29/2018L. Liston (R)
J. Singer (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)Public Health Care and Human ServicesHealth and Human ServicesFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/17/2018
HB18-1156 Limit Penalties For Juvenile Truancy Bill DocumentsC. Holbert (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 06/06/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/24/201802/01/2018

Concerning limitations on penalties for truancy.

Bill History - Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
- Human Services
P. Lee (D)

The bill clarifies in the Colorado Children's Code and in the
School Attendance Law of 1963 that a delinquent act does not include
truancy or habitual truancy. A child who is habitually truant and who
refuses to follow a plan to rehabilitate his or her truancy may be subject
to various sanctions by the court in a truancy proceeding, but the
sanctions must not include placement in a juvenile detention facility.
The bill removes the authority of a judge or magistrate to issue a
warrant to take a juvenile into temporary custody for a truancy action,

including contempt proceedings for refusal to comply with a truancy plan,
or for failure to appear for a truancy or contempt action. The court may,
however, issue an order to show cause requiring the juvenile's appearance
in court and may impose additional age-appropriate sanctions.

cVotes all Legislators- Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
- Human Services

Concerning limitations on penalties for truancy.

02/01/2018Governor Signed: 06/06/2018P. Lee (D)C. Holbert (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/24/2018
HB18-1157 Increased Reporting Oil And Gas Incidents Bill DocumentsS. Fenberg (D)Transportation & EnergyAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergySenate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely: 04/19/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/201802/01/2018

Concerning increased reporting of oil and gas incidents.

Bill History - Natural Resources & Environment
J. Singer (D)
K. Becker (D)

Section 1 of the bill requires oil and gas operators to file written
reports with the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission and other
affected stakeholders for each major and minor reportable event.
Operators must also give oral notice of major reportable events.
A major reportable event includes an incident involving:
  • The unauthorized release of more than 25 barrels of oil,
produced water, oilfield chemicals, or exploration and
production waste; and

  • The unauthorized flaring, venting, or wasting of:
  • More than 500,000 cubic feet of gas at any drilling
or producing well site or at any injection or disposal
facility; or
  • More than 1,500,000 cubic feet of gas at any
transportation, gathering, or processing facility;
  • A fire that consumes at least these volumes of liquid or gas;
  • A spill, venting, or fire, regardless of the volume involved,
that occurs within 500 feet of:
  • A sensitive area, as that term is defined by rule; or
  • A park, recreation site, wildlife refuge, lake,
reservoir, stream, or urban or suburban area;
  • An accident that involves a fatal injury;
  • A blowout or loss of control of a well; and
  • An uncontrolled release of gas containing 100 or more
parts per million of hydrogen sulfide.
A minor reportable event includes an incident involving:
  • The unauthorized release of more than 5 barrels and up to
25 barrels of oil, produced water, oilfield chemicals, or
exploration and production waste;
  • The unauthorized flaring, venting, or wasting of more than
50,000 cubic feet and up to 500,000 cubic feet of gas at a
drilling or producing well site or at an injection or disposal
facility;
  • The unauthorized venting or wasting of more than 50,000
cubic feet and up to 1,500,000 cubic feet of gas at a
transportation, gathering, or processing facility;
  • Any uncontrolled fire or explosion; and
  • An accident involving serious bodily injury.
The commission will post the reports, notifications, and an annual
summary on its website in a database that is searchable by operator,
location, type of event, date, and other criteria established by the
commission.

cVotes all Legislators- Natural Resources & Environment

Concerning increased reporting of oil and gas incidents.

02/01/2018Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely: 04/19/2018J. Singer (D)
K. Becker (D)
S. Fenberg (D)Transportation & EnergyAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/2018
HB18-1158 Supplemental Appropriation - Dept Of Corrections Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsGovernor Signed: 03/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of Bill 02/02/2018

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of corrections.

Bill History - State Revenue & Budget
M. Hamner (D)

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of
corrections.

cVotes all Legislators- State Revenue & Budget

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of corrections.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 03/29/2018M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsFull Text of Bill 
HB18-1159 Supplemental Appropriation - Dept Of Education Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsGovernor Signed: 03/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of Bill 02/02/2018

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of education.

Bill History - State Revenue & Budget
M. Hamner (D)

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of
education.

cVotes all Legislators- State Revenue & Budget

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of education.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 03/01/2018M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsFull Text of Bill 
HB18-1160 Supplemental Appropriation - Department Of Governor Lt. Governor, & Office State Planning & Budgetting Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsGovernor Signed: 03/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of Bill 02/02/2018 Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the offices of the governor, lieutenant governor, and state planning and budgeting.

 

Bill History - State Revenue & Budget
M. Hamner (D)

Supplemental appropriations are made to the offices of the
governor, lieutenant governor, and state planning and budgeting.

cVotes all Legislators- State Revenue & Budget
Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the offices of the governor, lieutenant governor, and state planning and budgeting.

 

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 03/01/2018M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsFull Text of Bill 
HB18-1161 Supplemental Appropriation - Dept Of Health Care Policy & Financing Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsGovernor Signed: 03/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of Bill 02/02/2018

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of health care policy and financing.

Bill History - State Revenue & Budget
M. Hamner (D)

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of health
care policy and financing.

cVotes all Legislators- State Revenue & Budget

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of health care policy and financing.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 03/01/2018M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsFull Text of Bill 
HB18-1162 Supplemental Appropriation - Department Of Human Services Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsGovernor Signed: 03/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of Bill 02/02/2018

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of human services.

Bill History - State Revenue & Budget
M. Hamner (D)

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of human
services.

cVotes all Legislators- State Revenue & Budget

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of human services.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 03/01/2018M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsFull Text of Bill 
HB18-1163 Supplemental Appropriation - Judicial Department Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsGovernor Signed: 03/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of Bill 02/02/2018

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the judicial department.

Bill History - State Revenue & Budget
M. Hamner (D)

Supplemental appropriations are made to the judicial department.

cVotes all Legislators- State Revenue & Budget

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the judicial department.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 03/01/2018M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsFull Text of Bill 
HB18-1164 Supplemental Appropriation - Department Of Personnel Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsGovernor Signed: 03/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of Bill 02/02/2018

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of personnel.

Bill History - State Revenue & Budget
M. Hamner (D)

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of
personnel.

cVotes all Legislators- State Revenue & Budget

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of personnel.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 03/01/2018M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsFull Text of Bill 
HB18-1165 Supplemental Appropriation - Department Of Public Safety Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsGovernor Signed: 03/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of Bill 02/02/2018

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of public safety.

Bill History - State Revenue & Budget
M. Hamner (D)

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of public
safety.

cVotes all Legislators- State Revenue & Budget

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of public safety.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 03/01/2018M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsFull Text of Bill 
HB18-1166 Supplemental Appropriation - Department Of Regulatory Agencies Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsGovernor Signed: 03/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of Bill 02/02/2018

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of regulatory agencies.

Bill History - State Revenue & Budget
M. Hamner (D)

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of
regulatory agencies.

cVotes all Legislators- State Revenue & Budget

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of regulatory agencies.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 03/01/2018M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsFull Text of Bill 
HB18-1167 Supplemental Appropriation - Dept Of Revenue Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsGovernor Signed: 03/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of Bill 02/02/2018

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of revenue.

Bill History - State Revenue & Budget
M. Hamner (D)

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of
revenue.

cVotes all Legislators- State Revenue & Budget

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of revenue.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 03/01/2018M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsFull Text of Bill 
HB18-1168 Supplemental Appropriation - Department Of State Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsGovernor Signed: 03/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of Bill 02/02/2018 Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of state.

 

Bill History - State Revenue & Budget
M. Hamner (D)

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of state.

cVotes all Legislators- State Revenue & Budget
Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of state.

 

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 03/01/2018M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsFull Text of Bill 
HB18-1169 Supplemental Appropriation - Department Of Treasury Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsGovernor Signed: 03/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of Bill 02/02/2018

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of the treasury.

Bill History - State Revenue & Budget
M. Hamner (D)

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of the
treasury.

cVotes all Legislators- State Revenue & Budget

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of the treasury.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 03/01/2018M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsFull Text of Bill 
HB18-1170 Supplemental Appropriation - Capital Construction Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsGovernor Signed: 03/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of Bill 02/02/2018

Concerning funding for capital construction, and making supplemental appropriations in connection therewith.

Bill History - State Revenue & Budget
M. Hamner (D)

Supplemental appropriations are made for capital construction
projects.

cVotes all Legislators- State Revenue & Budget

Concerning funding for capital construction, and making supplemental appropriations in connection therewith.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 03/01/2018M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsFull Text of Bill 
HB18-1171 School Finance Mid-year Adjustment To Funding Bill DocumentsK. Lundberg (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsGovernor Signed: 03/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/201802/02/2018

Concerning adjustments in the amount of total program funding for public schools for the 2017-18 budget year.

Bill History - Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
M. Hamner (D)

Joint Budget Committee. The general assembly recognizes that
the actual funded pupil count and the actual at-risk pupil count for the
2017-18 school year are lower than anticipated when the appropriation
amount was established during the 2017 legislative session. In addition,
local property tax and specific ownership tax receipts are more than

anticipated, increasing the local share of total program funding. The bill
declares the general assembly's intent to maintain the average amount of
funding distributed per pupil on a statewide basis at the level of the
original appropriation, resulting in a reduction in the budget stabilization
factor. The bill adjusts the minimum amount of total program funding
specified in statute to reflect this intent.

cVotes all Legislators- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)

Concerning adjustments in the amount of total program funding for public schools for the 2017-18 budget year.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 03/29/2018M. Hamner (D)K. Lundberg (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/2018
HB18-1172 Money Allocated To Designated Managed Service Organization Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsGovernor Signed: 04/09/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/17/201802/02/2018

Concerning money allocated from an appropriation from the marijuana tax cash fund to a designated managed service organization to implement its community action plan.

Bill History - State Government
- State Revenue & Budget
D. Young (D)

Joint Budget Committee. The bill amends the Increasing Access
to Effective Substance Use Disorder Services Act to:
  • Clarify that a designated managed service organization

(designated MSO) may use money allocated to it from the
marijuana tax cash fund for expenditures for substance use
disorder services and for any start-up costs or other
expenses necessary to increase capacity to provide such
services;
  • Permit a designated MSO to spend an unused allocation in
the next state fiscal year after it has been received, but
requires any unspent amount after that time to be returned
to the department of human services (department);
  • Allow the appropriation of the money unspent by a
designated MSO in the year it is received to roll forward to
the next state fiscal year;
  • Require a designated MSO to submit an annual expenditure
report to legislative committees in addition to the
department, which is currently the only entity that receives
this report;
  • Eliminate an annual mid-year expenditure report that a
designated MSO is required to submit to the department
and replaces it with a requirement that the designated MSO
provide the department with information about
expenditures as required by the department;
  • Eliminate the requirement that a departmental report about
expenditures to legislative committees must continue after
the first report is made; and
  • Require the department to report on outcomes related to the
implementation of the act as part of its State Measurement
for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART)
Government Act hearing.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government
- State Revenue & Budget

Concerning money allocated from an appropriation from the marijuana tax cash fund to a designated managed service organization to implement its community action plan.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 04/09/2018D. Young (D)K. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/17/2018
HB18-1173 Supplemental General Fund Transfer Information Technology Capital Construction Account Bill DocumentsK. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsGovernor Signed: 03/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/14/201802/02/2018

Concerning a supplemental transfer of money from the general fund to the information technology capital account of the capital construction fund for the 2017-18 state fiscal year.

Bill History - Capital Construction
- Fiscal Policy & Taxes
B. Rankin (R)

Joint Budget Committee. For the 2017-18 fiscal year, the bill
transfers $2,888,529 from the general fund to the information technology
capital account of the capital construction fund.

cVotes all Legislators- Capital Construction
- Fiscal Policy & Taxes

Concerning a supplemental transfer of money from the general fund to the information technology capital account of the capital construction fund for the 2017-18 state fiscal year.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 03/01/2018B. Rankin (R)K. Lambert (R)AppropriationsAppropriationsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/14/2018
HB18-1174 Sunset Continue Board Of Mortgage Loan Originators Bill DocumentsK. Priola (R)Business Affairs & LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologyGovernor Signed: 05/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/07/201802/02/2018

Concerning the continuation under the sunset law of the board of mortgage loan originators, and, in connection therewith, adopting the legislative recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies as contained in the department's sunset report.

Bill History - Business & Economic Development
- Financial Services & Commerce
- Housing
J. Arndt (D)
M. Gray (D)

Sunset Process - House Business Affairs and Labor
Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department

of regulatory agencies in its sunset review of the board of mortgage loan
originators.
Sections 1 and 2 (Recommendation 1) of the bill continue the
board for 11 years, until September 1, 2029.
Section 3 (Recommendation 2) commences the 60-day period
within which the board must act on a license application on the date when
all information, including supplementary information, necessary to
process the application has been received rather than on the date when the
application is first received.
Section 3 (Recommendation 3) also aligns the educational
requirements for initial licensure as an MLO with the educational
requirements of the federal Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage
Licensing Act of 2008 (the SAFE Act).
Section 4 (Recommendation 4) aligns the standards for
disqualifying prior convictions with the corresponding standards in the
SAFE Act and applies those standards to renewal and revocation as well
as initial licensure.
Section 5 (Recommendation 5) allocates one of the 3 seats on the
board that is assigned to mortgage loan originators (MLOs) to an MLO
representing a small Colorado-based mortgage company that primarily
brokers mortgage loans.

cVotes all Legislators- Business & Economic Development
- Financial Services & Commerce
- Housing

Concerning the continuation under the sunset law of the board of mortgage loan originators, and, in connection therewith, adopting the legislative recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies as contained in the department's sunset report.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 05/29/2018J. Arndt (D)
M. Gray (D)
K. Priola (R)Business Affairs & LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/07/2018
HB18-1175 Sunset Community Association Managers Bill DocumentsR. Gardner (R)Business Affairs & LaborFinanceSenate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 04/10/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/23/201802/02/2018 Concerning the continuation under the sunset law of the regulation of community association managers by the director of the division of real estate, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2017 sunset report of the department of regulatory agencies.

 

Bill History - Business & Economic Development
- Housing
T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
D. Thurlow (R)

Sunset Process - House Business Affairs and Labor

Committee. Sections 1 and 2 of the bill continue the licensing of
community association managers and management companies, subject to
regulation by the director of the division of real estate, for an additional
5 years, until September 1, 2023. (Recommendation 1)
Section 3 allows certain ministerial functions to be delegated to
unlicensed persons while maintaining the license requirement for
higher-level management functions such as the conduct of board
meetings, handling of money, and negotiation of maintenance contracts.
The director is authorized to adopt rules further clarifying these
distinctions if necessary. (Recommendation 3)
Sections 4 and 6 through 8 scale back the amount of, and
circumstances in which, direct supervision of an apprentice is required
and specify that a supervising manager is accountable for the actions of
an apprentice. Section 5 gives the director authority to adopt rules
governing supervision of apprentices. (Recommendation 4)
Section 9 removes the automatic acceptance of certain private
credentials as qualifications for licensure and substitutes a requirement
that the director specify the acceptable credentials by rule.
(Recommendation 5)
Sections 10 and 11 add due-process protections and specific
procedural requirements to the director's authority to issue
cease-and-desist orders. The director also has the option to issue an order
to show cause and to hold a hearing before, rather than after, ordering a
respondent to cease and desist from suspected unauthorized practices.
(Recommendation 6)

cVotes all Legislators- Business & Economic Development
- Housing
Concerning the continuation under the sunset law of the regulation of community association managers by the director of the division of real estate, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2017 sunset report of the department of regulatory agencies.

 

02/02/2018Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 04/10/2018T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
D. Thurlow (R)
R. Gardner (R)Business Affairs & LaborFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/23/2018
HB18-1176 Sunset Offender Reentry Grant Program Bill DocumentsJ. Cooke (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 05/30/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/23/201802/02/2018

Concerning continuation of the grant program in the department of corrections to provide funding to eligible community-based organizations that provide reentry services to offenders, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations in the 2017 report of the department of regulatory agencies.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
P. Lee (D)
C. Wist (R)

Sunset Process - House Judiciary Committee. Under current

law, a grant program exists in the department of corrections (department)
to provide funding to eligible community-based organizations that
provide reentry services to offenders. The grant program is scheduled to
repeal on September 1, 2018. The bill reschedules the repeal of the grant
program to September 1, 2023. The bill also provides that, in awarding
grants from the grant program, the department shall release as much as
one quarter of the amount annually appropriated to the grant program to
an intermediary at the beginning of each fiscal year. The intermediary
shall determine how much of this amount is awarded to each community
partner as an advance portion of grant money to be awarded to the
community partner.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Concerning continuation of the grant program in the department of corrections to provide funding to eligible community-based organizations that provide reentry services to offenders, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations in the 2017 report of the department of regulatory agencies.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 05/30/2018P. Lee (D)
C. Wist (R)
J. Cooke (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/23/2018
HB18-1177 Youth Suicide Prevention Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)
S. Fenberg (D)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/15/201802/02/2018

Concerning multiple approaches to help prevent youth suicide.

Bill History - Children & Domestic Matters
- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Public Health
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)

The bill requires the office of suicide prevention (office) in the
department of public health and environment (department) to work with
appropriate entities to develop and implement a plan to provide access to
training programs related to youth suicide prevention for people who
regularly interact with youth but who are not in a profession that typically
provides such training opportunities, such as camp counselors, recreation

center employees, youth group leaders, clergy, and parents. The office is
required to approve at least 3 nonprofit organizations statewide to
participate in a coordinated program of youth suicide prevention training.
Classes and programs offered by the approved nonprofit organizations
must be free to the public, and the department shall reimburse the
approved nonprofit organization for any direct or indirect costs associated
with such classes and programs.
The bill further directs the department to coordinate efforts to
create and implement a statewide awareness campaign about suicide and
youth suicide prevention, as well as awareness of the suicide prevention
hotline. The awareness campaign may include, but is not limited to, the
use of written, electronic, radio, and television media.
The age of consent for a minor to seek and obtain outpatient
psychotherapy services is lowered from 15 years of age or older to 12
years of age and older. The licensed mental health provider is immune
from civil or criminal liability for providing outpatient psychotherapy
services unless he or she acts negligently or outside the scope of his or her
practice.
The bill clarifies that the age of consent for a minor seeking
inpatient psychotherapy or other inpatient mental health services without
the consent of a parent or legal guardian remains 15 years of age or older.

cVotes all Legislators- Children & Domestic Matters
- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Public Health

Concerning multiple approaches to help prevent youth suicide.

02/02/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/01/2018D. Michaelson Jenet (D)D. Coram (R)
S. Fenberg (D)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/15/2018
HB18-1178 Hold Colorado Governments Accountable Sanctuary Jurisdictions Bill DocumentsK. Lundberg (R)
V. Marble (R)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/14/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/21/201802/02/2018

Concerning holding Colorado governments accountable for creating sanctuary jurisdiction policies.

Bill History - Civil Law
D. Williams (R)

The bill is a referred measure to be voted upon at the election on
November 6, 2018. It is known as the Colorado Politician Accountability
Act. The bill includes a legislative declaration that states that addressing
sanctuary jurisdictions is a matter of statewide concern and that makes
findings about how sanctuary policies are contrary to federal law and state
interests.

The bill creates a civil remedy against the state or a political
subdivision of the state (jurisdiction) and against its elected officials for
creating sanctuary policies. The bill also creates a crime of rendering
assistance to an illegal alien that can be brought against an elected official
for creating a sanctuary jurisdiction.
An elected official is responsible for the creation of a sanctuary
jurisdiction if the elected official votes in favor of imposing or creating
a law, ordinance, or policy that allows the jurisdiction to operate as a
sanctuary jurisdiction; fails to take steps to try to change a law, ordinance,
or policy that allows the jurisdiction to operate as a sanctuary jurisdiction;
or is a county sheriff who imposes or enforces a policy that allows the
jurisdiction to operate as a sanctuary jurisdiction in a county in which the
elected officials have not voted to impose or create a sanctuary
jurisdiction.
The bill allows any person who claims that he or she is a victim of
any crime committed by an illegal alien who established residency in a
sanctuary jurisdiction to file a civil action for compensatory damages
against a jurisdiction and against the elected officials of the jurisdiction
who were responsible for creating the policy to operate as a sanctuary
jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the protections of the Colorado
Governmental Immunity Act, the jurisdiction and its officials who are
responsible for creating a sanctuary jurisdiction are civilly liable for
damages if the person who engaged in the criminal activity:
  • Is determined to be an illegal alien;
  • Had established residency in the sanctuary jurisdiction; and
  • Is convicted of the crime that is a proximate cause of the
injury to a person or property.
The maximum amount of compensatory damages for injury to
persons is $700,000 per person or $1,980,000 for injury to 2 or more
persons; except that no person may recover in excess of $700,000. The
maximum amount of compensatory damages for injury to property is set
at $350,000 per person or $990,000 for injury to multiple persons; except
that no person may recover in excess of $350,000.
The bill defines a sanctuary jurisdiction as a jurisdiction that
adopts a law, ordinance, or policy on or after the effective date of the bill
that prohibits or in any way restricts an official or employee of the
jurisdiction from:
  • Cooperating and complying with federal immigration
officials or enforcing federal immigration law;
  • Sending to or receiving from or requesting from federal
immigration officials information regarding the citizenship
or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of an individual;
  • Maintaining or exchanging information about an
individual's immigration status, lawful or unlawful, with
other federal agencies, state agencies, or municipalities;
  • Inquiring about an individual's name, date and place of
birth, and immigration status while enforcing or conducting
an official investigation into a violation of any law of this
state;
  • Continuing to detain an individual, regardless of the
individual's ability to be released on bail, who has been
identified as an illegal alien while in custody for violating
any state law; or
  • Verifying the lawful presence and eligibility of a person
applying for a state or local public benefit as required by
state and federal law.
The bill sets forth the requirements for determining when an illegal
alien has established residency in a sanctuary jurisdiction. An illegal
alien is defined as a person who is not lawfully present within the United
States, as determined by federal immigration law.
The governing body of any jurisdiction is prohibited from adopting
a law, ordinance, rule, policy, or plan or taking any action that limits or
prohibits an elected official, employee, or law enforcement officer from
communicating or cooperating with an appropriate public official,
employee, or law enforcement officer of the federal government
concerning the immigration status of an individual residing in the state.
The governing body of a jurisdiction is required to provide written notice
to each elected official, employee, and law enforcement officer of the
jurisdiction of his or her duty to communicate and cooperate with the
federal government concerning enforcement of any federal or state
immigration law. The governing body of any jurisdiction in this state is
required to annually submit a written report to the department of public
safety (department) that the jurisdiction is in compliance with the
cooperation and communication requirements. If the department does not
receive those written reports, the department is required to provide the
name of that jurisdiction to the state controller.
A law enforcement officer of a jurisdiction who has reasonable
cause to believe that an individual under arrest is not lawfully present in
the United States shall immediately report the individual to the
appropriate U.S. immigration and customs enforcement office (ICE)
within the department of homeland security. The governing body of any
jurisdiction is required to report annually to the department on the number
of individuals who were reported to ICE by law enforcement officers
from that jurisdiction. The department is directed to compile and submit
annual reports on compliance to the general assembly and to the state
controller. The state controller is required to withhold the payment of any
state funds to any jurisdiction that is found by the department to have
failed to comply with these reporting requirements. The state controller
shall withhold funds until the department notifies the state controller that
the jurisdiction is in compliance.
The bill creates the crime of rendering assistance to an illegal alien
through a sanctuary jurisdiction, which is a class 4 felony. A person who
is an elected official of a jurisdiction commits rendering assistance to an
illegal alien through a sanctuary jurisdiction if, with intent to hinder,
delay, or prevent the discovery, detection, apprehension, prosecution,
conviction, or punishment of illegal aliens within the jurisdiction:
  • He or she was responsible for creating a sanctuary
jurisdiction in the jurisdiction to which the official is
elected; and
  • When, as a result of the protection afforded by a sanctuary
jurisdiction, a third person engages in criminal activity and
the third person:
  • Is an illegal alien as legally defined by federal
immigration law;
  • Had established residency in the sanctuary
jurisdiction that was created by the official; and
  • Has been convicted of a crime that caused injury to
a person or to property.
A person who has knowledge of a crime committed by an illegal
alien as a result of the creation of a sanctuary jurisdiction may file an
affidavit with the attorney general or with a district attorney outlining the
crime and requesting that charges be brought or that a grand jury be
impaneled. The attorney general or district attorney shall investigate and
respond in writing with his or her decision to the person filing the
affidavit within 49 days. If the attorney general or district attorney
declines to bring charges or impanel a grand jury, the person may file a
second affidavit directly with the applicable court.
The bill includes a severability clause and a provision that states
that the bill is not subject to judicial review.
If approved by the voters, the bill takes effect on the date of the
proclamation by the governor and applies to acts or omissions occurring
and offenses committed on or after said date.

cVotes all Legislators- Civil Law

Concerning holding Colorado governments accountable for creating sanctuary jurisdiction policies.

02/02/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/14/2018D. Williams (R)K. Lundberg (R)
V. Marble (R)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/21/2018
HB18-1179 Prohibit Price Gouging On Prescription Drugs Bill DocumentsHealth, Insurance, & EnvironmentHouse Second Reading Laid Over to 08/31/2018 - No Amendments: 05/02/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/21/201802/02/2018

Concerning a prohibition against price gouging on certain prescription drugs.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
J. Salazar (D)

The bill:
  • Prohibits a pharmaceutical manufacturer or wholesaler
from price gouging on sales of essential off-patent or
generic drugs;
  • Makes the practice of price gouging a deceptive trade
practice under the Colorado Consumer Protection Act;

and
  • Requires the state board of pharmacy and the executive
director of the department of health care policy and
financing to report suspected price gouging to the attorney
general. The attorney general is authorized to seek
subpoenas and file lawsuits with the appropriate district
courts.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance

Concerning a prohibition against price gouging on certain prescription drugs.

02/02/2018House Second Reading Laid Over to 08/31/2018 - No Amendments: 05/02/2018J. Salazar (D)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/21/2018
HB18-1180 Mental Health Professional Dismissed Complaint Colorado Open Records Act Access Bill DocumentsJ. Smallwood (R)Public Health Care and Human ServicesHealth and Human ServicesSenate Committee on Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely: 03/21/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/14/201802/02/2018

Concerning access by a mental health professional to the files of a regulatory board regarding a dismissed complaint filed against the mental health professional.

Bill History - Courts & Judicial
- State Government
J. Melton (D)

Under current law, when a complaint against a mental health
professional is dismissed, information contained in the files of a mental
health professional regulatory board is exempt from disclosure under the

open records law. The bill allows a mental health professional who is a
respondent to a dismissed complaint to access the information contained
in the division of professions and occupations's and applicable regulatory
boards' files. The names of the respondent's clients and other recipients
of services cannot be redacted from the information provided to the
respondent.

cVotes all Legislators- Courts & Judicial
- State Government

Concerning access by a mental health professional to the files of a regulatory board regarding a dismissed complaint filed against the mental health professional.

02/02/2018Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely: 03/21/2018J. Melton (D)J. Smallwood (R)Public Health Care and Human ServicesHealth and Human ServicesFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/14/2018
HB18-1181 Nonresident Electors And Special Districts Bill DocumentsJ. Tate (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Vetoed: 06/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/20/201802/02/2018

Concerning measures to expand the ability of nonresident electors to participate in the governance of special districts, and, in connection therewith, allowing nonresident electors who own taxable property within the special district to vote in special district elections and allowing such electors to serve on special district boards in a nonvoting capacity.

Bill History - Elections & Redistricting
- Local Government
L. Liston (R)


Section 1 of the bill expands the definition of eligible elector, as
used in reference of persons voting in special district elections, to include
a person who owns, or whose spouse or civil union partner owns, taxable
real or personal property situated within the boundaries of the special
district or the area to be included in the special district and who has
satisfied all other requirements in the bill for registering to vote in an
election of a special district but who is not a resident of the state.
Section 2 prohibits a person from voting in a special district
election unless that person is an eligible elector as defined by the bill. The
section also requires any person desiring to vote at any election as an
eligible elector to sign a self-affirmation that the person is an elector of
the special district. The bill specifies the form the affirmation must take.
Section 3 specifies procedures by which the eligible elector
becomes registered to be able to vote in the special district election. This
section also contains an affirmation to be executed by the voter upon
completing his or her application for registration.
A person who is designated as an eligible elector in accordance
with the bill is only permitted to vote in an election of the special district
with which the person has registered and for a candidate for the board of
directors of the special district (board) who is listed on the ballot of the
special district with which the elector is registered. A person who is
designated as an eligible elector in accordance with the bill is only
permitted to vote for candidates for the board and is not authorized to
vote for any other candidates or ballot issues or ballot questions that may
appear on the regular ballot of the special district.
The form used to register an eligible elector under this section
must contain a question asking the elector to confirm that he or she
desires to receive a ballot from the special district. Unless the elector has
executed the form to indicate that he or she desires to receive a ballot
from the special district, the designated election official is not required to
send a ballot to the elector. The special district is solely responsible for
maintaining the list of nonresident owners of property within the special
district who are eligible to vote in an election of the special district.
Section 4 authorizes each special district board to select, in an
exercise of its own discretion and by majority vote of the board's voting
members, one or more additional board members, each of whom shall
serve as a nonvoting member of the board. A member of the board
appointed for this purpose must be a person who is a nonresident of the
state of Colorado but is otherwise eligible to cast a ballot in elections of
the special district in accordance with the bill. A board with 3 members
may appoint no more than one nonvoting member of the board. A board
with 5 members may appoint no more than 2 nonvoting members of the
board. The term of such board members is 4 years subject to renewal of
one or more additional 4-year terms in the discretion of a majority of the
voting members of the board. Any board member appointed for this
purpose may be removed for cause at any time by a majority of the voting
members of the board.

cVotes all Legislators- Elections & Redistricting
- Local Government

Concerning measures to expand the ability of nonresident electors to participate in the governance of special districts, and, in connection therewith, allowing nonresident electors who own taxable property within the special district to vote in special district elections and allowing such electors to serve on special district boards in a nonvoting capacity.

02/02/2018Governor Vetoed: 06/01/2018L. Liston (R)J. Tate (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/20/2018
HB18-1182 Statewide System For Advance Directives Bill DocumentsL. Court (D)
D. Coram (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentHouse Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely: 03/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 04/02/201802/02/2018

Concerning a statewide system of advance directives.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
- State Government
J. Ginal (D)
L. Landgraf (R)

Not more than 30 days after receiving at least $750,000 in gifts,
grants, and donations for the purpose of creating and administering a
statewide electronic system (system) that allows medical professionals
and individuals to upload and access advance directives, the department
of public health and environment shall create such a system. Advance
directive means:
  • A declaration as to medical treatment;
  • A medical durable power of attorney;

  • A directive relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
  • A medical orders for scope of treatment form;
  • A designated beneficiary agreement; or
  • Any legal form of these types that has been properly
executed in another state in accordance with the laws of
that state.
The department shall contract with one or more health information
organization networks for the administration and maintenance of the
system during the next year. On or before November 1, 2018, the
department shall promulgate rules to administer the system.
The system is repealed, effective September 1, 2028. Prior to such
repeal, the department of regulatory agencies shall perform a sunset
review of the system.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance
- State Government

Concerning a statewide system of advance directives.

02/02/2018House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely: 03/29/2018J. Ginal (D)
L. Landgraf (R)
L. Court (D)
D. Coram (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 04/02/2018
HB18-1183 Sunset Repeal Dept Agriculture Regulation Home Sale Of Meat Bill DocumentsR. Baumgardner (R)Public Health Care and Human ServicesAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyGovernor Signed: 03/22/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/30/201802/02/2018

Concerning the continuation of the regulation of home food service plans pursuant to the "Sale of Meat Act", and, in connection therewith, implementing the department of regulatory agencies' sunset review recommendation to repeal the act.

Bill History - Public Health
E. Hooton (D)
K. Ransom (R)

Sunset Process - House Public Health Care and Human
Services Committee. The bill implements the recommendation of the

department of regulatory agencies, as contained in the department's sunset
review of home food service plans, by repealing the Sale of Meat Act,
thereby eliminating the regulation of home food service plans by the
department of agriculture.

cVotes all Legislators- Public Health

Concerning the continuation of the regulation of home food service plans pursuant to the "Sale of Meat Act", and, in connection therewith, implementing the department of regulatory agencies' sunset review recommendation to repeal the act.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 03/22/2018E. Hooton (D)
K. Ransom (R)
R. Baumgardner (R)Public Health Care and Human ServicesAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/30/2018
HB18-1184 Create Next Generation 911 Board Bill DocumentsI. Aguilar (D)
R. Gardner (R)
Business Affairs & LaborFinanceGovernor Signed: 05/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/10/201802/02/2018

Concerning the creation of the Colorado next generation 911 board in the department of public safety.

Bill History - Local Government
- State Government
P. Lawrence (R)
T. Exum Sr. (D)

The bill creates the Colorado next generation 911 board (board) in
the division of homeland security and emergency management within the
department of public safety. The board's purpose is to lead the planning
for, implementation of, and transition to a sustainable next generation 911
service. The board is required to:
  • Commission a study to assist in formulating a next

generation 911 plan. The study must address business
requirements for the transition, gaps and vulnerabilities,
potential funding mechanisms, challenges to
implementation, current and emerging technologies, and
opportunities to save costs by using existing network
facilities.
  • Develop a next generation 911 plan. The plan must address
coordination and timing for implementation, maintenance
and funding of the current 911 service through the
transition period, services to ensure that the access and
functional needs population has access to next generation
911, rapid deployment, a testing plan and timeline,
contingency plans, a governance plan, and end-user
training and implementation.
  • Assist with next generation 911 implementation and
transition oversight, coordinate outreach and education
initiatives related to the next generation 911 plan,
coordinate and facilitate stakeholder outreach, identify
costs and funding opportunities for the transition to next
generation 911, and collect and report on progress
measurements.
The board has the authority to seek and accept gifts, grants, and
donations and to contract with private or public entities to accomplish its
purposes. The bill specifies that the board does not have regulatory
authority over basic emergency service or other areas under the public
utilities commission and does not supersede local control of 911
operations.

cVotes all Legislators- Local Government
- State Government

Concerning the creation of the Colorado next generation 911 board in the department of public safety.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 05/29/2018P. Lawrence (R)
T. Exum Sr. (D)
I. Aguilar (D)
R. Gardner (R)
Business Affairs & LaborFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/10/2018
HB18-1185 Market Sourcing For Business Income Tax Apportionment Bill DocumentsD. Moreno (D)
T. Neville (R)
Business Affairs & LaborFinanceGovernor Signed: 06/04/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/13/201802/02/2018

Concerning changes to the state income tax apportionment statute based on the most recent multistate tax commission's uniform model of the uniform division of income for tax purposes act.

Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
C. Wist (R)

For income tax years commencing on and after January 1, 2019,
the bill generally replaces the method for sourcing of sales for purposes
of apportioning the income of a taxpayer that has income from the sale of

services or from the sale, lease, license, or rental of intangible property
in both Colorado and other states from the cost-of-performance test in the
case of services and the commercial domicile test in the case of intangible
property to a market-based sourcing system. Under this new system,
receipts for the sale of services or from the sale, lease, license, or rental
of intangible property are apportioned to Colorado based not on where the
service is performed, but where the service is delivered.

cVotes all Legislators- Fiscal Policy & Taxes

Concerning changes to the state income tax apportionment statute based on the most recent multistate tax commission's uniform model of the uniform division of income for tax purposes act.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 06/04/2018T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
C. Wist (R)
D. Moreno (D)
T. Neville (R)
Business Affairs & LaborFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/13/2018
HB18-1186 Sunset Review Colorado Youth Advisory Council Bill DocumentsV. Marble (R)EducationState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 04/30/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/26/201802/02/2018

Concerning the continuation of the Colorado youth advisory council, and, in connection therewith, implementing the sunset review recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies.

Bill History - Local Government
- State Government
J. Wilson (R)
J. Reyher (R)

Sunset Process - House Education Committee. The bill
implements the recommendation of the department of regulatory agencies
to concerning the Colorado youth advisory council and extends the sunset

date to September 1, 2023.

cVotes all Legislators- Local Government
- State Government

Concerning the continuation of the Colorado youth advisory council, and, in connection therewith, implementing the sunset review recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 04/30/2018J. Wilson (R)
J. Reyher (R)
V. Marble (R)EducationState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/26/2018
HB18-1187 Food And Drug Administration Cannabidiol Drug Use Bill DocumentsD. Moreno (D)
J. Cooke (R)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesBusiness, Labor and TechnologyGovernor Signed: 06/04/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/09/201802/02/2018 Concerning the lawful use of a prescription drug that contains cannabidiol that is approved by the United States food and drug administration.

 

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
J. Buckner (D)
L. Landgraf (R)

The bill makes it clear that if the United States food and drug
administration approves a prescription medicine that contains
cannabidiol, thereafter, prescribing, dispensing, transporting, possessing,
and using that prescription drug is legal in Colorado.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance
Concerning the lawful use of a prescription drug that contains cannabidiol that is approved by the United States food and drug administration.

 

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 06/04/2018J. Buckner (D)
L. Landgraf (R)
D. Moreno (D)
J. Cooke (R)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesBusiness, Labor and TechnologyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/09/2018
HB18-1188 Electronic Data Transportation Infrastructure Bill DocumentsO. Hill (R)Transportation & EnergyTransportationSenate Committee on Transportation Postpone Indefinitely: 04/10/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/19/201802/02/2018 Concerning authorization for the Colorado department of transportation to use location information from an electronic device.

 

Bill History - Transportation & Motor Vehicles
D. Jackson (D)

Current law generally requires a state or local agency to get a
search warrant before obtaining location information from an electronic
device. The bill authorizes the Colorado department of transportation to
use highway infrastructure technology to communicate with motor
vehicles to facilitate transportation or manage traffic.

cVotes all Legislators- Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Concerning authorization for the Colorado department of transportation to use location information from an electronic device.

 

02/02/2018Senate Committee on Transportation Postpone Indefinitely: 04/10/2018D. Jackson (D)O. Hill (R)Transportation & EnergyTransportationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/19/2018
HB18-1189 Expanding Effective Teacher Residency Programs Bill DocumentsN. Todd (D)
O. Hill (R)
EducationEducationGovernor Signed: 05/30/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/11/201802/02/2018

Concerning pilot programs to expand effective teacher residency programs across the state.

Bill History - Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
B. Pettersen (D)
L. Sias (R)

The bill creates the teacher residency expansion program
(program) in the department of education (department). The goal of the
program is to identify and communicate to school districts, charter
schools, and boards of cooperative services that operate public schools
(local education providers) the best practices, effective strategies, and
critical components of effective teacher residency programs and thereby

facilitate expansion of the effective teacher residency programs across the
state.
To implement the program, the department will contract with an
institution of higher education (institution) and an alternative teacher
program (alternative program), each of which is currently operating an
effective teacher residency program with a local education provider. The
institution and alternative program will expand their respective teacher
residency programs with other local education providers as pilot programs
that must include specified components. The institution and alternative
program will share the specified components with the department, which
will share them with other local education providers, institutions, and
alternative programs that are not participating in the pilot programs. After
the pilot programs have operated for a year, and annually thereafter, the
department will evaluate the success of the pilot programs based on
specified criteria. The department will submit a report concerning the
evaluation to the state board of education, the Colorado commission on
higher education, the executive director of the department of higher
education, the governor's office, and the education committees of the
general assembly. The department will also post the report on its website.
The department will distribute to the institution and alternative
program that contract with the department an amount to offset a portion
of the costs of implementing the pilot program. The institution and
alternative program must agree to provide matching funds equal to 100%
of the amount distributed to the institution and alternative program by the
department.
The program is repealed in 5 years.

cVotes all Legislators- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)

Concerning pilot programs to expand effective teacher residency programs across the state.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 05/30/2018B. Pettersen (D)
L. Sias (R)
N. Todd (D)
O. Hill (R)
EducationEducationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/11/2018
HB18-1190 Modify Job Creation Main Street Revitalization Act Bill DocumentsL. Garcia (D)
J. Tate (R)
FinanceFinanceGovernor Signed: 05/30/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/11/201802/02/2018 Concerning modifications to the "Colorado Job Creation and Main Street Revitalization Act".

 

Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
D. Esgar (D)
H. McKean (R)

The bill makes the following modifications to the existing
Colorado Job Creation and Main Street Revitalization Act:
  • Adds a definition of a key term and streamlines and
clarifies existing definitions;
  • Adds subheadings to subsections to promote greater clarity;
  • Extends the last income tax year for which the tax credit is

available from 2019 to 2029;
  • Separates subsections dealing solely with residential
structures from subsections dealing solely with commercial
structures to promote greater clarity;
  • Under the existing tax credit, the amount of the tax credit,
measured by a percentage of the actual qualified
rehabilitation expenditures, is increased when the historic
structure, whether commercial or residential, is located in
a disaster area. The bill also increases the amount of the tax
credit when the structure is located in a rural community.
The bill prohibits a taxpayer from claiming the benefits
offered for a structure in a disaster area or in a rural
community.
  • Authorizes the state historical society to promulgate rules
as necessary to facilitate the certification of qualified
residential structures;
  • In connection with the reservation of tax credits for
qualified commercial structures, changes the existing
requirements under which the Colorado office of economic
opportunity (office) uses a lottery process to determine the
order in which it will review applications and plans
received on the same day to a process under which the
office must date and timestamp each application and
review a plan and application on the basis of the order in
which such documents were submitted;
  • Streamlines procedures the owner of a qualified
commercial structure is to follow upon the completion of
rehabilitation of the structure to obtain a tax credit
certificate;
  • For income tax years commencing on or after January 1,
2020 but prior to January 1, 2030, maintains the aggregate
limit on the amount of a tax credit certificate issued for any
one qualified commercial structure at $1 million as for the
2016 through 2019 tax years;
  • For qualified commercial structures, regardless of the
amount of estimated qualified rehabilitation expenditures,
the bill maintains the aggregate amount of all tax credits
that may be reserved for each of the 2020 through 2029
calendar years in the same amount as for the 2017 through
2019 tax years, at $10 million, but specifies that the
aggregate reservation amount must be equally split between
large and small projects;
  • Deletes existing provisions specifying the aggregate
amount of tax credits that may be issued for particular
income tax years;
  • Deletes a reporting requirement that is part of existing law;
and
  • Clarifies that certain requirements found in existing law are
intended to apply only to tax credits issued for qualified
commercial structures.

cVotes all Legislators- Fiscal Policy & Taxes
Concerning modifications to the "Colorado Job Creation and Main Street Revitalization Act".

 

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 05/30/2018D. Esgar (D)
H. McKean (R)
L. Garcia (D)
J. Tate (R)
FinanceFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/11/2018
HB18-1191 Local Government Alter Speed Limits Bill DocumentsJ. Kefalas (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)
Transportation & EnergyLocal GovernmentGovernor Signed: 04/23/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/23/201802/02/2018

Concerning a local authority's ability to alter speed limits within the local authority's jurisdiction.

Bill History - Local Government
- Transportation & Motor Vehicles
F. Winter (D)

Current law requires county and municipal authorities (authorities)
to conduct a traffic investigation or survey before increasing or
decreasing the speed limits within the authority's jurisdiction. The bill
adds the requirement that the authority consider the following factors:
  • Road characteristics;
  • Current and future development;

  • Environmental factors;
  • Parking practices;
  • Pedestrian and bicycle activity in the vicinity; and
  • Crash statistics from the most recent year.

cVotes all Legislators- Local Government
- Transportation & Motor Vehicles

Concerning a local authority's ability to alter speed limits within the local authority's jurisdiction.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 04/23/2018F. Winter (D)J. Kefalas (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)
Transportation & EnergyLocal GovernmentFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/23/2018
HB18-1192 Application Assistance Federal Disability Benefits Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)Public Health Care and Human ServicesHouse Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely: 03/09/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/07/201802/02/2018 Concerning application assistance for persons seeking federal disability benefits.

 

Bill History - Human Services
L. Landgraf (R)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)

The bill creates a program to help persons with disabilities
participating in the state aid to the needy disabled program navigate the
application process for federal disability benefits, including supplemental
security income and social security disability insurance. The program is
provided by county departments of human or social services (county
departments) and is administered by the state department of human

services (state department).
Funding for the program is distributed to county departments
pursuant to an allocation formula determined by state department rules,
after receiving input from counties, county representatives, and other
relevant stakeholders.
The bill includes the services that may be provided by county
departments participating in the program. The services may include
assistance with compiling and drafting supporting documentation for the
application for federal disability benefits and in completing and
submitting the application.
The state department shall evaluate the program pursuant to the
time frame set forth in the bill to determine if the program is meeting the
program goals described in the bill.
The bill creates the disability benefits application assistance fund
(fund) and requires the state treasurer and controller to annually transfer
to the fund money appropriated for the aid to the needy disabled programs
that remains unencumbered and unexpended at the end of the fiscal year.

cVotes all Legislators- Human Services
Concerning application assistance for persons seeking federal disability benefits.

 

02/02/2018House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely: 03/09/2018L. Landgraf (R)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
D. Coram (R)Public Health Care and Human ServicesFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/07/2018
HB18-1193 Extend Advanced Placement Incentives Program Bill DocumentsR. Scott (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
EducationEducationGovernor Signed: 05/03/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/201802/02/2018

Concerning the advanced placement incentives pilot program.

Bill History - Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
J. Wilson (R)
B. McLachlan (D)

The bill extends the advanced placement incentives pilot program
(pilot program) for 3 years to 2021.
The bill requires the department of education to report the number
of students in the pilot program who enrolled in advanced placement
courses during the prior school year and to collect disaggregated data
from the advanced placement exam vendor to capture the performance of

students who are participating in the pilot program on the end-of-course
advanced placement exams.

cVotes all Legislators- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)

Concerning the advanced placement incentives pilot program.

02/02/2018Governor Signed: 05/03/2018J. Wilson (R)
B. McLachlan (D)
R. Scott (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
EducationEducationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/2018
HB18-1194 Conservation Easement Transparency Bill DocumentsV. Marble (R)
J. Sonnenberg (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentHouse Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely: 03/15/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/15/201802/05/2018

Concerning measures to protect the interests of landowners who create conservation easements on their property.

Bill History - State Government
K. Lewis (R)

A conservation easement is an agreement in which a landowner
agrees to limit the use of his or her land in perpetuity in order to protect
one or more specified conservation purposes. The easement is held by a
third party (holder), which monitors the use of the land and ensures that
the terms of the agreement are upheld.
Current law allows a taxpayer to claim a state income tax credit for

a portion of the value of a conservation easement that is granted in
perpetuity. A landowner must submit an application for the tax credit
along with a fee, an appraisal setting forth the value of the easement, and
other materials to the division of real estate in the department of
regulatory agencies (division). The division reviews the application and,
if the easement and its appraised value meet the applicable statutory
requirements, grants the application to claim the tax credit.
Section 1 of the bill freezes the amount of the application fee to
the amount charged as of January 1, 2018. Fees are not allowed to be
reduced for multiple applicants. If the director of the division believes
that the appraisal submitted by the landowner is not credible, the bill
allows the landowner to submit 2 additional appraisals and the director
must accept the average amount of the 3 appraisals as the value of the
easement. The director is required to consider the appraisals as submitted
and not attempt to influence the substance of the appraisals.
Section 2 requires the governing body of a local government in
which a conservation easement is located to hold a public hearing before
a conservation easement is created, modified, or transferred. Public notice
is required prior to the hearing and the grantor of the easement, the holder
of the easement, and the public are allowed to testify.
Section 3 limits the terms of conservation easements to 20 years.
The instrument creating an easement is required to clearly set forth the
conservation purposes of the easement and require the holder to provide
a monitoring and compliance report to the landowner not less than
annually. Prior to creating an easement a landowner is required to execute
a disclosure form acknowledging certain specified consequences and
risks associated with creating the easement.
Prior to incurring any costs associated with creating an easement,
a landowner must sign a good faith estimate of the costs associated with
the creation of the easement. The landowner cannot be held liable
subsequently for any costs that exceed amounts in the estimate.
A holder of a conservation easement is prohibited from permitting
or benefiting financially from any type of development on the property
subject to the conservation easement including the development of wind,
solar, oil, gas, or mineral resources on the property.
Section 4 specifies that any instrument modifying the terms of an
easement must be recorded in the public real property records.
Section 5 allows a landowner to transfer or extinguish a
conservation easement if the holder becomes insolvent, dissolved, or
delinquent or otherwise fails to monitor and protect the conservation
purposes of the easement.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning measures to protect the interests of landowners who create conservation easements on their property.

02/05/2018House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely: 03/15/2018K. Lewis (R)V. Marble (R)
J. Sonnenberg (R)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/15/2018
HB18-1195 Tax Credit Contributions Organizations Affordable Housing Bill DocumentsJ. Tate (R)FinanceState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/07/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/11/201802/05/2018

Concerning the creation of a credit against the state income tax to promote contributions to nonprofit organizations engaged in the development of affordable housing for home ownership.

Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
D. Pabon (D)
J. Bridges (D)

For income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2019, but
prior to January 1, 2030, the bill creates a state income tax credit for a
donation of cash or securities a taxpayer makes to an eligible developer

to be used solely for the costs associated with an eligible project.
The bill defines eligible developer to mean, in part, a nonprofit
community-based home ownership development organization that
satisfies specified requirements relating to its background in the field of
housing development and is developing or plans to develop the eligible
project that is or will be receiving the donations for which the tax credits
may be claimed. The bill defines eligible project to mean the
development of new residential housing for home ownership consisting
of one or more residential units constructed for sale to a buyer whose
median income is 120% or less of the area median income and for which
each unit sold is to be preserved as affordable housing by means of a
specified deed restriction. In order to be designated as an eligible
developer authorized to accept donations, a nonprofit community-based
home ownership development organization must satisfy certain criteria
as created and evaluated by the Colorado housing and finance authority
(authority).
The amount of the credit allowed by the bill is 50% of the amount
of the money or the value of the securities donated to the eligible
developer as documented in a form and manner acceptable to the
department of revenue (department); except that the aggregate amount of
the credit awarded to any one taxpayer under the bill is limited to
$250,000 in any one income tax year.
The aggregate amount of tax credits certified is limited to $20
million for each of the January 1, 2020, through the January 1, 2029, tax
years.
If the amount of the credit allowed exceeds the amount of the
taxpayer's income tax liability in the income tax year for which the credit
is being claimed, the amount of the credit not used as an offset against
income taxes in such income tax year is not allowed as a refund but may
be carried forward and applied against the income tax due in each of the
5 succeeding income tax years, but must first be applied against the
income tax due for the earliest of the income tax years possible.
A tax credit allowed by the bill is neither transferable nor
assignable to any other taxpayer.
In order to claim the credit, the donation the taxpayer provides to
obtain the credit must be accepted by the eligible developer to whom it
has been given and certified by the authority. The authority is required to
certify each donation. The authority completes certification by providing
a certificate to the taxpayer in a format acceptable to the department
evidencing that the certification requirements of the bill have been met.
The authority is permitted to charge and collect an administrative fee
from each applicant to recover program administration costs and
expenses.
A taxpayer claiming the credit must submit, maintain, and record
any information that the department may require by rule regarding the
taxpayer's donation to the eligible developer, including the certificate
received from the authority. A taxpayer is required to electronically file
with the department the certificate the taxpayer receives from the
authority.
The tax credit is repealed, effective July 1, 2040.

cVotes all Legislators- Fiscal Policy & Taxes

Concerning the creation of a credit against the state income tax to promote contributions to nonprofit organizations engaged in the development of affordable housing for home ownership.

02/05/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/07/2018D. Pabon (D)
J. Bridges (D)
J. Tate (R)FinanceState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/11/2018
HB18-1196 Applications For Aid To The Needy Disabled Program Bill DocumentsN. Todd (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesHealth and Human ServicesGovernor Signed: 03/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/201802/05/2018

Concerning authorization to verify the disability of an applicant to the aid to the needy disabled program.

Bill History - Human Services
T. Exum Sr. (D)

Under current law, in order to receive assistance under the aid to
the needy disabled program, an applicant must be examined by a
physician, physician assistant, advanced practice nurse, or registered
nurse. The bill adds to the list of persons authorized to perform an
examination a licensed or certified psychologist, a licensed social worker,
a licensed professional counselor, or any other qualified personnel the

department of human services deems appropriate. Any person who
performs an examination is required to certify the diagnosis, prognosis,
and other relevant medical or mental factors relating to the applicant's
disability.

cVotes all Legislators- Human Services

Concerning authorization to verify the disability of an applicant to the aid to the needy disabled program.

02/05/2018Governor Signed: 03/29/2018T. Exum Sr. (D)N. Todd (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesHealth and Human ServicesFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/2018
HB18-1197 Student-centered Pilot Accountability Systems Bill DocumentsD. Moreno (D)EducationState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/02/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/201802/05/2018

Concerning applying multiple measures of student success in evaluating performance within the elementary and secondary public education system.

Bill History - Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
D. Young (D)
J. Wilson (R)

The bill authorizes a school district, board of cooperative services,
or charter school (local education provider) or group of local education
providers to create local, student-centered pilot accountability systems
(pilot accountability system) for measuring the performance of the public
school systems operated by the participating local education providers. A

pilot accountability system must be designed to assess student learning,
professional culture, and resource allocation within a participating local
education provider. The bill describes the minimum requirements for a
pilot accountability system proposal, including the manner in which the
participating local education providers will determine whether the pilot
accountability system is successful. A local education provider that
participates in a pilot accountability system must continue to comply with
the accountability and accreditation statutes.
A local education provider or group of local education providers
may receive a grant to operate the pilot accountability system by
submitting the proposal to the department of education (department),
agreeing to allow the department to monitor implementation of the pilot
accountability system, and agreeing to submit to the department its
evaluations of the success of the pilot accountability system. Subject to
available appropriations, the participating local education provider or
group of local education providers will receive an annual grant so long as
they comply with the monitoring and reporting requirements. For each
year in which the department distributes a grant, the department must
prepare a report of the implementation of the pilot accountability systems;
submit it to the governor, the state board of education, and the education
committees of the general assembly; and post it on the department
website.
The authorization for the pilot accountability system grants repeals
in 5 years.
Under existing law, at least 50% of a teacher's or principal's
performance evaluation must be based on student growth measures. The
bill amends the percentage requirement to at least 20% but not more than
50%. The school district, in collaboration with the licensed educators
employed by the school district, will determine the specific percentage.

cVotes all Legislators- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)

Concerning applying multiple measures of student success in evaluating performance within the elementary and secondary public education system.

02/05/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/02/2018D. Young (D)
J. Wilson (R)
D. Moreno (D)EducationState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/2018
HB18-1198 Best Practices For State Boards And Commissions Bill DocumentsJ. Smallwood (R)
K. Donovan (D)
Business Affairs & LaborState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 04/23/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/08/201802/05/2018

Concerning the establishment of best practices for state boards and commissions.

Bill History - State Government
L. Saine (R)
T. Kraft-Tharp (D)

Legislative Audit Committee. The bill requires each statutorily
created board or commission in state government to implement written
policies and obtain annual training on specified issues in order to ensure
that best practices are utilized and requires each state agency responsible
for a statutorily created board or commission to ensure that the state board
or commission obtains the annual training and implements the written

policies.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning the establishment of best practices for state boards and commissions.

02/05/2018Governor Signed: 04/23/2018L. Saine (R)
T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
K. Donovan (D)
Business Affairs & LaborState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/08/2018
HB18-1199 Aquifer Storage-and-recovery Plans Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyGovernor Signed: 04/09/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/31/201802/05/2018

Concerning a process for the ground water commission to use for approving aquifer storage-and-recovery plans, and, in connection therewith, requiring that the ground water commission promulgate rules governing its implementation of the process.

Bill History - Water
B. McLachlan (D)
M. Catlin (R)

The bill authorizes a person to apply to the ground water
commission (commission) for approval of an aquifer

storage-and-recovery plan and requires the commission to promulgate
rules governing the application process and the requirements that an
aquifer storage-and-recovery plan must meet to be approved.

cVotes all Legislators- Water

Concerning a process for the ground water commission to use for approving aquifer storage-and-recovery plans, and, in connection therewith, requiring that the ground water commission promulgate rules governing its implementation of the process.

02/05/2018Governor Signed: 04/09/2018B. McLachlan (D)
M. Catlin (R)
D. Coram (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/31/2018
HB18-1200 Cybercrime Changes Bill DocumentsR. Fields (D)
D. Coram (R)
JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 06/06/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/24/201802/05/2018

Concerning cybercrime, and, in connection therewith, criminalizing using a computer to engage in prostitution of a minor, criminalizing skimming payment cards, and making changes to the penalty structure for cybercrime.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Telecommunications & Information Technology
P. Lundeen (R)
A. Garnett (D)

The bill changes the name of the crime computer crime to
cybercrime. The bill makes changes to the way current cybercrimes may

be committed. The bill makes soliciting, arranging, or offering to arrange
a situation in which a minor may engage in prostitution, by means of
using a computer, computer network, computer system, or any part
thereof, a cybercrime. The bill makes stealing the information from a
credit card magnetic strip or placing different information on a credit card
magnetic strip without permission and with the intent to defraud a
cybercrime. The bill makes changes to the penalty structure for
cybercrime.
The bill makes conforming amendments.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Telecommunications & Information Technology

Concerning cybercrime, and, in connection therewith, criminalizing using a computer to engage in prostitution of a minor, criminalizing skimming payment cards, and making changes to the penalty structure for cybercrime.

02/05/2018Governor Signed: 06/06/2018P. Lundeen (R)
A. Garnett (D)
R. Fields (D)
D. Coram (R)
JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/24/2018
HB18-1201 Severance Tax Voter-approved Revenue Change Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)FinanceHouse Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 04/09/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/13/201802/05/2018

Concerning a voter-approved revenue change to allow the state to retain and spend an amount equal to state severance tax revenues.

Bill History - State Revenue & Budget
D. Thurlow (R)

The bill requires the secretary of state to refer a ballot issue at the
general election held on November 6, 2018, to seek voter approval for the
state to retain and spend an amount equal to state severance tax revenue.
The change only has effect in years when the state would otherwise be
required to make a refund under section 20 of article X of the state

constitution (TABOR) and is conditioned on the state not:
  • Repealing or reducing any of the existing severance tax
exemptions or credits; or
  • Reducing the percentage of the severance tax revenue that
is allocated to local governments.
If the state does any of these actions, then the state's authority to
retain and spend revenues based on the voters' approval of the referred
ballot issue is rescinded at that time and going forward.

cVotes all Legislators- State Revenue & Budget

Concerning a voter-approved revenue change to allow the state to retain and spend an amount equal to state severance tax revenues.

02/05/2018House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 04/09/2018D. Thurlow (R)D. Coram (R)FinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/13/2018
HB18-1202 Income Tax Credit Leave Of Absence Organ Donation Bill DocumentsR. Gardner (R)FinanceFinanceGovernor Signed: 05/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/30/201802/05/2018

Concerning an income tax credit for an employer related to an employee's paid leave of absence for the purpose of making an organ donation, and, in connection therewith, enacting the "Living Organ Donor Support Act".

Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
A. Garnett (D)

Beginning January 1, 2018, an employer is allowed an income tax
credit that is an amount equal to 35% of the employer's expenses

incurred:
  • Paying an employee during his or her leave of absence
period, which is paid leave given to an employee for the
purpose of making an organ donation, but which does not
exceeding 10 working days or the hourly equivalent
thereof; and
  • For the cost of temporary replacement help, if any, during
an employee's leave of absence period.
An employer shall not claim a tax credit related to a leave of
absence period for an employee who the employer pays wages of $80,000
or more during the income tax year. The tax credit is not refundable, but
unused credits may be carried forward up to 5 years.

cVotes all Legislators- Fiscal Policy & Taxes

Concerning an income tax credit for an employer related to an employee's paid leave of absence for the purpose of making an organ donation, and, in connection therewith, enacting the "Living Organ Donor Support Act".

02/05/2018Governor Signed: 05/29/2018A. Garnett (D)R. Gardner (R)FinanceFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/30/2018
HB18-1203 Reduce State Income Tax Bill DocumentsT. Neville (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/08/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/28/201802/05/2018

Concerning a reduction of the state income tax rate.

Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
P. Neville (R)

For income tax years commencing on and after January 1, 2018,
the bill reduces both the individual and the corporate state income tax rate
from 4.63% to 4%. The bill also reduces the state alternative minimum
tax by 0.63% for income tax years commencing on and after January 1,
2018.

cVotes all Legislators- Fiscal Policy & Taxes

Concerning a reduction of the state income tax rate.

02/05/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/08/2018P. Neville (R)T. Neville (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/28/2018
HB18-1204 Financial Responsibility Drivers Motor Vehicles Bill DocumentsJudiciaryHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 03/08/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/08/201802/05/2018

Concerning measures to reduce the number of people who drive a vehicle without providing for financial responsibility.

Bill History - Transportation & Motor Vehicles
S. Beckman (R)

Section 1 of the bill repeals the motorist insurance database. If a
person drives without insurance, the bill:
  • Requires the person, in sections 3, 5, and 8, to pay a $250
fee each year for 3 years unless the person prepays for
insurance for 6 months, in which case the person pays

$125; except that the fee is waived if the person's income
is under 130% of the poverty line and he or she prepays for
insurance for 6 months; and
  • In section 7, imposes a surcharge of up to $4,000 if the
violation occurred in connection with an accident that
caused serious bodily injury to another person. Section 7
also authorizes a court to order an immobilization device (a
boot) on the person's motor vehicle for up to 180 days.
If the person does not pay the fees or prepay for insurance as
required in section 3, 5, and 8, section 5 cancels the person's driver's
license. In section 2, the fees are deposited in the Colorado DRIVES
vehicle services account in the highway users tax fund. In section 6, the
motorist insurance fee is set to 10 cents.

cVotes all Legislators- Transportation & Motor Vehicles

Concerning measures to reduce the number of people who drive a vehicle without providing for financial responsibility.

02/05/2018House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 03/08/2018S. Beckman (R)JudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/08/2018
HB18-1205 Financial Relief Defray Individual Health Plan Costs Bill DocumentsK. Donovan (D)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/03/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/15/201802/05/2018

Concerning a financial relief program to provide financial assistance to an individual earning a household income of not more than five hundred percent of the federal poverty line of which the individual spends more than twenty percent on health insurance premiums for individual health insurance purchased through the Colorado health benefit exchange.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
- Insurance
D. Roberts (D)


The bill creates a financial relief program, available from July 1,
2018, through December 31, 2019, to provide financial assistance to
individuals and their families who reside in a county within one of the 3
most costly geographic insurance rating areas of the state and who spend
more than 20% of their household income on individual health insurance
premiums. The Colorado health benefit exchange (exchange) is to oversee
the program, and counties may elect to administer the program in their
counties. For any county that opts not to administer the program, the
exchange is to administer the program in that county.
Financial relief is available to individuals and families determined
eligible based on the following:
  • The individual or family enrolled in and paid premiums for
a bronze, silver, or gold level individual health benefit plan
purchased through the exchange;
  • The individual or family has a household income of more
than 400%, but not more than 500%, of the federal poverty
line;
  • The individual or family does not have access to a
government-sponsored program, such as medicaid or
medicare, or an affordable employer-sponsored plan; and
  • The individual or family pays more than 20% of the
household income on premiums for the plan.
The exchange is to certify that an individual or family has enrolled
in one of the specified health benefit plans, the premium amount of the
plan, the household income of the individual or family, and that the
individual or family does not have access to a government-sponsored
program or employer-sponsored plan.
The amount of financial relief is calculated based on the cost of the
premium for the lowest-cost bronze health benefit plan available to the
individual or family through the exchange, minus an amount equal to
20% of the individual's or family's household income. The general
assembly is to appropriate not more than $6 million from the general fund
to provide financial assistance to individuals who qualify under the
program.
A carrier offering individual health benefit plans on the exchange
must permit an individual to purchase an individual health benefit plan on
the exchange during a special enrollment period that begins June 1, 2018,
and ends August 1, 2018, for plans effective through December 31, 2018.
For the 2019 plan year, individuals are subject to the standard open
enrollment period specified in law.
The program repeals on September 1, 2020, unless congress enacts
and the president signs legislation repealing the advance premium tax
credit authorized under federal law, in which case the program repeals
upon the date of the repeal of said tax credit.
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cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Insurance

Concerning a financial relief program to provide financial assistance to an individual earning a household income of not more than five hundred percent of the federal poverty line of which the individual spends more than twenty percent on health insurance premiums for individual health insurance purchased through the Colorado health benefit exchange.

02/05/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/03/2018D. Roberts (D)K. Donovan (D)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/15/2018
HB18-1206 Live & Let Live Act Bill DocumentsK. Lundberg (R)JudiciaryHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 03/27/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/31/201802/05/2018

Concerning the establishment of the "Live and Let Live Act" in Colorado.

Bill History - State Government
S. Humphrey (R)

The bill establishes the Live and Let Live Act in the state.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning the establishment of the "Live and Let Live Act" in Colorado.

02/05/2018House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 03/27/2018S. Humphrey (R)K. Lundberg (R)JudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/31/2018
HB18-1207 Hospital Financial Transparency Measures Bill DocumentsJ. Smallwood (R)
D. Moreno (D)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/30/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/08/201802/05/2018

Concerning hospital transparency measures required to analyze the efficacy of hospital delivery system reform incentive payments.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
C. Kennedy (D)
B. Rankin (R)

The bill requires the department of health care policy and
financing (department), in consultation with the Colorado healthcare
affordability and sustainability enterprise board, to develop and prepare
an annual report detailing uncompensated hospital costs and the different
categories of expenditures made by general hospitals in the state (hospital

expenditure report). In compiling the hospital expenditure report, the
department shall use publicly available data sources whenever possible.
Each general hospital in the state is required to make available to the
department certain information, including:
  • Hospital cost reports submitted to the federal centers for
medicare and medicaid services;
  • Annual audited financial statements; except that, if a
hospital is part of a consolidated or combined group, the
hospital may submit a consolidated or combined financial
statement if the group's statement separately identifies the
information for each of the group's licensed hospitals;
  • Utilization and staffing information and standard units of
measure; and
  • Information accessed through a secure, online data
collection and reporting system that provides a central
location for the collection and analysis of hospital
utilization and financial data.
The hospital expenditure report must include, but not be limited to:
  • A description of the methods of analysis and definitions of
report components by payer group;
  • Uncompensated care costs by payer group; and
  • The percentage that different categories of expenses
contribute to overall expenses of hospitals.
The department is required to submit the hospital expenditure
report to the governor, specified committees of the general assembly, and
the medical services board in the department. The department is also
directed to post the hospital expenditure report on the department's
website.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance

Concerning hospital transparency measures required to analyze the efficacy of hospital delivery system reform incentive payments.

02/05/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/30/2018C. Kennedy (D)
B. Rankin (R)
J. Smallwood (R)
D. Moreno (D)
Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/08/2018
HB18-1208 Expand Child Care Expenses Income Tax Credit Bill DocumentsB. Martinez Humenik (R)FinanceFinanceGovernor Signed: 05/22/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/30/201802/05/2018

Concerning the expansion of the income tax credit for child care expenses that is a percentage of a similar federal income tax credit.

Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
C. Duran (D)
F. Winter (D)

Currently, a resident individual with a federal adjusted gross
income of $60,000 or less is allowed a state income tax credit (state
credit) for child care expenses that is a percentage of a similar federal
income tax credit claimed (federal credit). The amount of the state credit
depends on the individual's adjusted gross income (AGI). If the

individual's AGI is:
  • $25,000 or less, then the state credit is 50% of the federal
credit;
  • $25,001 to $35,000, then the state credit is 30% of the
federal credit; and
  • $35,001 to $60,000, then the state credit is 10% of the
federal credit.
The bill expands the state credit by allowing a resident individual
with an AGI that is less than or equal to $150,000 to claim a credit that
is equal to 80% of the individual's federal credit.

cVotes all Legislators- Fiscal Policy & Taxes

Concerning the expansion of the income tax credit for child care expenses that is a percentage of a similar federal income tax credit.

02/05/2018Governor Signed: 05/22/2018C. Duran (D)
F. Winter (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)FinanceFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/30/2018
HB18-1209 No 529 Account Income Tax Deduction For K-12 Kindergarten Through Twelfth Expenses Bill DocumentsK. Donovan (D)EducationFinanceSenate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 04/19/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/23/201802/05/2018

Concerning amendments to the state income tax deduction for contributions to a qualified 529 account to ensure that the state income tax deduction is not aligned with the changes in the federal "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" of 2017 that allow tax-free distributions for elementary and secondary school expenses.

Bill History - Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
- Fiscal Policy & Taxes
B. Pettersen (D)
A. Garnett (D)

The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which became law in

December 2017, added distributions for elementary or secondary school
expenses as qualified distributions from a qualified state tuition program,
also known as a 529 account, thereby allowing, on the federal level,
income tax-free distributions for elementary and secondary school
expenses in addition to already authorized income tax-free distributions
for higher education expenses.
The bill amends Colorado law to ensure that a taxpayer may not
claim a deduction for contributions to qualified state tuition programs for
elementary or secondary school expenses and clarifies that such expenses
are not qualified distributions.

cVotes all Legislators- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
- Fiscal Policy & Taxes

Concerning amendments to the state income tax deduction for contributions to a qualified 529 account to ensure that the state income tax deduction is not aligned with the changes in the federal "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" of 2017 that allow tax-free distributions for elementary and secondary school expenses.

02/05/2018Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 04/19/2018B. Pettersen (D)
A. Garnett (D)
K. Donovan (D)EducationFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/23/2018
HB18-1210 Administrator Of Judicial Security Peace Officer Status Bill DocumentsJ. Cooke (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 03/22/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/21/201802/05/2018

Concerning peace officer status for the administrator of judicial security in the Colorado judicial department.

Bill History - Courts & Judicial

The bill designates an administrator of judicial security in the
Colorado judicial department as a peace officer who must be certified by
the peace officer standards and training board.

cVotes all Legislators- Courts & Judicial

Concerning peace officer status for the administrator of judicial security in the Colorado judicial department.

02/05/2018Governor Signed: 03/22/2018J. Cooke (R)JudiciaryJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/21/2018
HB18-1211 Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Bill DocumentsI. Aguilar (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
JudiciaryHealth and Human ServicesGovernor Signed: 04/25/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/26/201802/05/2018

Concerning controlling medicaid fraud.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
C. Wist (R)

The bill establishes the medicaid fraud control unit (unit) in the
department of law. The unit is responsible for investigation and
prosecution of medicaid fraud and waste, as well as patient abuse,
neglect, and exploitation. The department of health care policy and
financing is authorized to require medicaid providers to include
information about reporting medicaid fraud to the unit in any explanation
of benefits provided to a medicaid beneficiary.
The bill creates offenses related to making false statements on

applications, medicaid fraud, and credit and recovery of medicaid
payments. The bill makes it unlawful to receive certain kickbacks, bribes,
and rebates related to the administration of a medicaid service. Actions
brought under the provisions of the bill must commence within 3 years
after the discovery of the offense.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance

Concerning controlling medicaid fraud.

02/05/2018Governor Signed: 04/25/2018C. Wist (R)I. Aguilar (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
JudiciaryHealth and Human ServicesFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/26/2018
HB18-1212 Freestanding Emergency Departments Licensure Bill DocumentsJ. Kefalas (D)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/01/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/01/201802/05/2018

Concerning the licensing of freestanding emergency departments.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
- Public Health
L. Landgraf (R)
C. Kennedy (D)

The bill creates a new license, referred to as a freestanding
emergency department license, for the department of public health and
environment (CDPHE) to issue on or after July 1, 2021, to a health
facility that offers emergency care, that may offer primary and urgent care
services, and that is either:

  • Owned or operated by, or affiliated with, a hospital or
hospital system and is located more than 250 yards from
the main campus of the hospital; or
  • Independent from and not operated by or affiliated with a
hospital or hospital system and is not attached to or situated
within 250 yards of, or contained within, a hospital.
The state board of health is to adopt rules regarding the new
license, including rules to set licensure requirements and fees, safety and
care standards, and staffing requirements.
A health facility with a freestanding emergency department license
is limited in the amount of facility fees the facility can charge patients.
CDPHE may fine or take action on the license of a freestanding
emergency department that charges facility fees in violation of the limits
established in the bill.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Public Health

Concerning the licensing of freestanding emergency departments.

02/05/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/01/2018L. Landgraf (R)
C. Kennedy (D)
J. Kefalas (D)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/01/2018
HB18-1213 Declare Party Affiliation School District Director Bill DocumentsState, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/21/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/08/201802/05/2018

Concerning a clarification that a candidate for school district director may declare a political party affiliation.

Bill History - Elections & Redistricting
T. Leonard (R)

Under current law, a candidate for school director shall not run as
a candidate of any political party for that school directorship, but the
statute is not clear whether the candidate is prohibited from identifying
his or her political party affiliation. The bill permits a candidate for the
office of school district director to declare the political party with which

he or she is affiliated at any time up to 67 days before the election date.
If a candidate chooses to declare his or her political party affiliation, the
name or abbreviation of the political party with which the candidate is
affiliated will be printed on the ballot after his or her name. In order to be
able to exercise the option of declaring his or her affiliation, the candidate
must have been affiliated with the political party, as shown in the
statewide voter registration system, as of the first business day in the
month of January during the year in which the election is held.

cVotes all Legislators- Elections & Redistricting

Concerning a clarification that a candidate for school district director may declare a political party affiliation.

02/05/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/21/2018T. Leonard (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/08/2018
HB18-1214 State Board Land Commissioners Telecommunications Tower Leases Bill DocumentsJ. Sonnenberg (R)Business Affairs & LaborHouse Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Postpone Indefinitely: 04/10/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/16/201802/05/2018

Concerning lease rates for telecommunications tower ground leases on state land managed by the state board of land commissioners in rural areas.

Bill History - State Government
D. Valdez (D)
M. Catlin (R)

For ground leases for the construction and operation of
telecommunications towers on state land managed by the state board of
land commissioners (board) in rural areas of the state, the bill requires the
board to set a lease rate based on a local market-based appraisal of
telecommunications lease rates in the rural area.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning lease rates for telecommunications tower ground leases on state land managed by the state board of land commissioners in rural areas.

02/05/2018House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Postpone Indefinitely: 04/10/2018D. Valdez (D)
M. Catlin (R)
J. Sonnenberg (R)Business Affairs & LaborFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/16/2018
HB18-1215 Safe Disposal Naturally Occur Radioactive Material Bill DocumentsM. Jones (D)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/03/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/31/201802/05/2018

Concerning enhanced protections regarding the disposal of naturally occurring radioactive materials

Bill History - Natural Resources & Environment
J. Arndt (D)

Current law allows the state board of health to adopt rules
concerning the disposal of naturally occurring radioactive materials
(NORM) only after the federal environmental protection agency (EPA)
has adopted rules concerning the disposal of NORM. The EPA has not
adopted the rules. The bill:
  • Requires the state board to adopt rules for the disposal of

NORM and technologically enhanced NORM (TENORM);
and
  • While the state board is conducting its rule-making
investigation, temporarily prohibits the disposal of oil and
gas exploration and production waste (EP waste) with
potentially high concentrations of radionuclides at a facility
that is not specifically approved and designated to receive
the waste unless:
  • The generator of the waste has sampled and tested
the EP waste on a per-shipment basis or in a
representative and statistically valid manner
approved by the state board; and
  • The results of the test indicate that the EP waste
contains low levels of TENORM.
A generator of EP waste must file reports with the state board.

cVotes all Legislators- Natural Resources & Environment

Concerning enhanced protections regarding the disposal of naturally occurring radioactive materials

02/05/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/03/2018J. Arndt (D)M. Jones (D)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/31/2018
HB18-1216 Youth Shooting Light Geese Hunting Permit Bill DocumentsState, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/12/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 04/02/201802/05/2018

Concerning a special permit for youth to hunt light geese as members of a youth shooting sports organization.

Bill History - Natural Resources & Environment
J. Reyher (R)

The bill creates a special permit for youth to hunt light geese on
private land as members of a youth shooting sports organization. The
landowner will notify the hunters that light geese are on the land.

cVotes all Legislators- Natural Resources & Environment

Concerning a special permit for youth to hunt light geese as members of a youth shooting sports organization.

02/05/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/12/2018J. Reyher (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 04/02/2018
HB18-1217 Income Tax Credit For Employer 529 Contributions Bill DocumentsR. Gardner (R)EducationFinanceGovernor Signed: 05/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/13/201802/05/2018

Concerning a temporary income tax credit for employers that make contributions to 529 qualified state tuition program accounts owned by their employees, and, in connection therewith, enacting the "Working Families College Savings Act".

Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
A. Garnett (D)
K. Van Winkle (R)

The bill creates a temporary income tax credit for employers that
make contributions to 529 qualified state tuition program accounts owned

by their employees.

cVotes all Legislators- Fiscal Policy & Taxes

Concerning a temporary income tax credit for employers that make contributions to 529 qualified state tuition program accounts owned by their employees, and, in connection therewith, enacting the "Working Families College Savings Act".

02/05/2018Governor Signed: 05/29/2018A. Garnett (D)
K. Van Winkle (R)
R. Gardner (R)EducationFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/13/2018
HB18-1218 Definition Of Veterans' Organizations For Sales And Use Tax Bill DocumentsN. Todd (D)
L. Crowder (R)
FinanceFinanceGovernor Signed: 06/06/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/13/201802/05/2018

Concerning the definition of a charitable organization for purposes of state sales and use tax, and, in connection therewith, removing the limitation that a veterans' organization only gets the charitable organization exemption for purposes of sponsoring a special event, meeting, or other function in the state, so long as such event, meeting, or function is not part of the organization's regular activities in the state.

Bill History - Military & Veterans
- State Government
T. Carver (R)
J. Melton (D)

For purposes of state sales and use tax, a charitable organization
includes veterans' organizations as defined in federal law, but such
organizations are limited to those that sponsor special events, meetings,
or other functions in the state that are not part of the organization's regular
activities in the state. In other words, a veterans' organization may not
claim the charitable organization sales and use tax exemption for its
regular activities in the state. This limitation is not found in the federal
tax law granting veterans' organizations federal tax exempt status. The
bill makes state law consistent with federal law and will treat veterans'
organizations registered under section 501 (c)(19) of the federal internal
revenue code the same way as veterans' organizations registered under
section 501 (c)(3) of the federal internal revenue code.

cVotes all Legislators- Military & Veterans
- State Government

Concerning the definition of a charitable organization for purposes of state sales and use tax, and, in connection therewith, removing the limitation that a veterans' organization only gets the charitable organization exemption for purposes of sponsoring a special event, meeting, or other function in the state, so long as such event, meeting, or function is not part of the organization's regular activities in the state.

02/05/2018Governor Signed: 06/06/2018T. Carver (R)
J. Melton (D)
N. Todd (D)
L. Crowder (R)
FinanceFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/13/2018
HB18-1219 Provider Access To Colorado Benefits Management System Bill DocumentsC. Jahn (D)Public Health Care and Human ServicesHouse Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely: 04/24/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/31/201802/05/2018

Concerning providing access to the Colorado benefits management system for providers of services pursuant to the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly.

Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
- Human Services
H. McKean (R)

The program of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE program)
provides comprehensive medical and social services to certain individuals
55 years of age and older with the goal of helping those individuals live
and stay in their homes. The Colorado benefits management system
(CBMS) is the computer system that determines an applicant's eligibility

for public assistance in the state of Colorado, including the PACE
program. The bill provides read-only access to information in the CBMS
related to medicaid eligibility for PACE providers.

cVotes all Legislators- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Human Services

Concerning providing access to the Colorado benefits management system for providers of services pursuant to the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly.

02/05/2018House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely: 04/24/2018H. McKean (R)C. Jahn (D)Public Health Care and Human ServicesFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/31/2018
HB18-1220 Bitcoin Dealers Licensed As Money Transmitters Bill DocumentsJ. Tate (R)Business Affairs & LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologySenate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely: 04/30/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/25/201802/05/2018

Concerning a requirement that persons who deal in cryptocurrency be regulated under the laws regulating money transmitters.

Bill History - Business & Economic Development
- Financial Services & Commerce
J. Melton (D)

The bill subjects persons who offer cryptocurrency wallets, buy
or sell cryptocurrencies, or exchange cryptocurrency with fiat currency to
regulation under the Money Transmitters Act. The bill defines
cryptocurrency (e.g., bitcoin) and fiat currency.

cVotes all Legislators- Business & Economic Development
- Financial Services & Commerce

Concerning a requirement that persons who deal in cryptocurrency be regulated under the laws regulating money transmitters.

02/05/2018Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely: 04/30/2018J. Melton (D)J. Tate (R)Business Affairs & LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/25/2018
HB18-1221 Income Tax Deduction For 529 Account Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade Expenses Bill DocumentsT. Neville (R)EducationHouse Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely: 03/26/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/201802/05/2018 Concerning the alignment of the state income tax deduction for contributions to a qualified 529 account with the changes in the federal "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" of 2017 that allow tax-free distributions for kindergarten through twelfth grade school expenses.   Bill History - Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
- State Government
T. Leonard (R)

Current law allows contributions to a qualified state tuition
program, also known as a 529 account, so long as the distributions are

used for qualified higher education expenses (and some additional
exceptions), but not for kindergarten through twelfth grade school
expenses. The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which became law in
December 2017, added distributions for kindergarten through twelfth
grade expenses as qualified distributions thereby allowing, on the federal
level, income tax-free distributions for elementary and secondary
education expenses in addition to already authorized income tax-free
distributions for higher education expenses.
The bill makes similar changes to Colorado law to allow
contributions to qualified state tuition programs for kindergarten through
twelfth grade expenses thereby allowing a taxpayer to claim a deduction
for such contributions and clarifying that such expenses are qualified
distributions, ensuring that a taxpayer does not encounter tax recapture of
any claimed deductions when such contributions are distributed for
kindergarten through twelfth grade school expenses.

cVotes all Legislators- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
- State Government
Concerning the alignment of the state income tax deduction for contributions to a qualified 529 account with the changes in the federal "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" of 2017 that allow tax-free distributions for kindergarten through twelfth grade school expenses.   02/05/2018House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely: 03/26/2018T. Leonard (R)T. Neville (R)EducationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/06/2018
HB18-1222 Systematic Review Of Education Programs Bill DocumentsEducationHouse Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely: 03/12/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/201802/05/2018

Concerning the systematic review of education programs enacted by the general assembly for the preschool through secondary public education system.

Bill History - Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
J. Becker (R)

The bill requires the state auditor, in consultation with the
commissioner of education (commissioner), to establish a process for the
systematic review by the state auditor of education programs enacted by
the legislature and implemented over a number of years (program review)
and to determine a schedule of program reviews. The state auditor shall

present the program review process and annual schedule of education
programs to be reviewed to the state board of education.
The bill includes criteria that the state auditor, in consultation with
the commissioner, shall consider in developing the program review
process. Once designed, the state auditor shall conduct program reviews,
considering review criteria specified in the bill.
The state auditor shall submit its report to the education
committees of the general assembly and shall present a program review,
if requested. The program review shall be posted on the office of the state
auditor's website and the department of education's website.
The state auditor is authorized to request information and data
relating to the program review from local education providers.

cVotes all Legislators- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)

Concerning the systematic review of education programs enacted by the general assembly for the preschool through secondary public education system.

02/05/2018House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely: 03/12/2018J. Becker (R)EducationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/2018
HB18-1223 Declare Autism Epidemic In Colorado Bill DocumentsL. Crowder (R)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentHouse Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely: 04/26/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/21/201802/05/2018

Concerning declaring an autism epidemic in Colorado.

Bill History - Public Health
J. Reyher (R)

The bill directs the executive director of the department of public
health and environment (director) to convene the governor's expert
emergency epidemic response committee (committee) for the purpose of
determining whether there is an autism epidemic in Colorado. The
committee shall review autism data from 1990 to 2017 from every
Colorado county and across all age groups. If the committee determines
there is an autism epidemic, the director shall advise the governor to
declare that an autism epidemic exists in Colorado; that reasonable and

appropriate measures be taken to address the autism epidemic and protect
the public health; that departments with publicly funded safety net
programs update their plans to include the autism epidemic; and the
percentage at which the state will contribute money to the autism
epidemic. The committee shall prepare a report documenting its reasons
for determining whether an autism epidemic exists and provide a copy of
the report to the governor, the director, and each member of the general
assembly.

cVotes all Legislators- Public Health

Concerning declaring an autism epidemic in Colorado.

02/05/2018House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely: 04/26/2018J. Reyher (R)L. Crowder (R)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/21/2018
HB18-1224 Licensee Discipline Mediation State Agency Bill DocumentsR. Gardner (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFinanceGovernor Signed: 05/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/09/201802/05/2018 Concerning the process that is due for the imposition of discipline that affects a person's ability to practice an occupation, and, in connection therewith, requiring the parties to submit to mediation.   Bill History - Business & Economic Development
- Courts & Judicial
Y. Willett (R)

Current law requires state agencies to give a licensee:
  • Notice of facts or conduct that may warrant revocation,
suspension, annulment, limitation, or modification of a

license;
  • An opportunity to submit written data, views, and
arguments with respect to the facts or conduct; and
  • A reasonable opportunity to comply with all lawful
requirements except for a willful violation or violation that
is a danger to public health and safety.
When a matter pertains to a license concerning an occupation,
section 1 of the bill requires a state agency:
  • To include a person who has authority to make prehearing
decisions concerning disposition of the issue in settlement
and mediation meetings and communications with the
licensee; and
  • To include a mediator at the expense of the licensee upon
the licensee's request.
If an agency fails to comply with these requirements, section 1
authorizes the licensee to petition the administrative law judge or hearing
officer to enjoin proceedings and order mediation. Administrative law
judges are instructed to make themselves available for mediation if
feasible. Procedures are set for mediation. If mediation fails, the agency
may continue to seek discipline upon instituting a disciplinary hearing
against a licensee, and the agency must notify the licensee of current law
and the additional requirements in the bill.
Section 3 of the bill clarifies that a court may overturn discipline
for a failure to follow the requirements of current law, as modified by the
bill in section 1.

cVotes all Legislators- Business & Economic Development
- Courts & Judicial
Concerning the process that is due for the imposition of discipline that affects a person's ability to practice an occupation, and, in connection therewith, requiring the parties to submit to mediation.   02/05/2018Governor Signed: 05/29/2018Y. Willett (R)R. Gardner (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/09/2018
HB18-1225 Protect Human Life At Conception Bill DocumentsK. Lundberg (R)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentHouse Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely: 02/22/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/21/201802/05/2018

Concerning the protection of human life beginning at conception.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Health Care & Health Insurance
S. Humphrey (R)

The bill prohibits terminating the life of an unborn child and
makes a violation a class 1 felony. The following are exceptions to the
prohibition:
  • A licensed physician performs a medical procedure
designed or intended to prevent the death of a pregnant
mother, if the physician makes reasonable medical efforts

under the circumstances to preserve both the life of the
mother and the life of her unborn child in a manner
consistent with conventional medical practice; and
  • A licensed physician provides medical treatment, including
chemotherapy and the removal of an ectopic pregnancy, to
the mother that results in the accidental or unintentional
injury to or death of the unborn child.
The pregnant mother upon whom termination of the life of an
unborn child is performed or attempted is not subject to a criminal
penalty. The sale and use of contraception is not prohibited by the bill. A
conviction related to the prohibition of the termination of the life of an
unborn child constitutes unprofessional conduct for purposes of physician
licensing.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Health Care & Health Insurance

Concerning the protection of human life beginning at conception.

02/05/2018House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely: 02/22/2018S. Humphrey (R)K. Lundberg (R)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/21/2018
HB18-1226 Higher Education Review Degree Program Costs And Outcomes Bill DocumentsS. Fenberg (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
EducationFinanceGovernor Signed: 05/24/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/21/201802/05/2018

Concerning the review of degree programs offered by state institutions of higher education.

Bill History - Higher Education
J. Everett (R)
J. Bridges (D)

The bill requires the Colorado commission on higher education
(commission) to conduct a review of and report on an analysis of program
costs and student outcomes for undergraduate degree programs offered
by the university of Colorado and Colorado state university.
The bill sets forth the components of the degree program review
and analysis, including information concerning the cost of the degree

program to the student and to the institution of higher education
(institution), the average time to complete the degree program, and
employment and earnings outcomes for graduates.
As part of its review, the commission shall identify the
highest-cost degree programs to students and to the institution and the
lowest-performing degree programs with respect to graduate employment
and earnings, and shall analyze the return on investment for those degree
programs to graduates and to the institution.
Two years after the date of the first report, the commission shall
complete the review and analysis required in the bill for all 4-year state
institutions that were not included in the first report. Every 2 years
thereafter, the commission shall update the review and analysis of
undergraduate degree programs for all state institutions.
The commission's report shall be submitted to certain committees
of the general assembly.

cVotes all Legislators- Higher Education

Concerning the review of degree programs offered by state institutions of higher education.

02/05/2018Governor Signed: 05/24/2018J. Everett (R)
J. Bridges (D)
S. Fenberg (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
EducationFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/21/2018
HB18-1227 Real Estate Commission Flexibility In License Periods Bill DocumentsJ. Cooke (R)Business Affairs & LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologyGovernor Signed: 04/23/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/10/201802/05/2018

Concerning the authority of the real estate commission to issue licenses for an initial period of less than three years.

Bill History - Business & Economic Development
- Financial Services & Commerce
- Housing
L. Herod (D)
C. Wist (R)

Recent legislation changed the expiration dates of real estate
licenses from an anniversary date 3 years after the date of initial issuance
to December 31 of the third year after issuance and did not allow the real
estate commission a period to transition licenses. To allow more
flexibility in transitioning from the anniversary date system to the

calendar-year system, the bill authorizes the commission to issue licenses
that expire on December 31 of the year of issuance.

cVotes all Legislators- Business & Economic Development
- Financial Services & Commerce
- Housing

Concerning the authority of the real estate commission to issue licenses for an initial period of less than three years.

02/05/2018Governor Signed: 04/23/2018L. Herod (D)
C. Wist (R)
J. Cooke (R)Business Affairs & LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/10/2018
HB18-1228 Transparency In Military Higher Education Statutes Bill DocumentsL. Garcia (D)EducationEducationGovernor Signed: 04/09/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/201802/05/2018

Concerning increasing transparency in higher education statutes relating to military service.

Bill History - Higher Education
- Military & Veterans
J. Everett (R)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)

The bill creates a new article 7.4 in title 23, Colorado Revised
Statutes, with the article heading Military Members, Veterans, and
Dependents, in order to locate physically within the same article,
whenever practicable, higher education provisions relating to the military.
Part 1 of article 7.4 includes general provisions, including cross
references to provisions relating to the military in other articles of title 23.

Part 2 of article 7.4 includes relocated provisions from article 7 of
title 23 relating to in-state tuition classification relating to the military.
Part 3 of article 7.4 includes a relocated provision relating to
financial assistance for Colorado National Guardsmen and a cross
reference to financial assistance programs in another article of title 23.
The bill repeals the provisions that have been relocated to article
7.4 of title 23.

cVotes all Legislators- Higher Education
- Military & Veterans

Concerning increasing transparency in higher education statutes relating to military service.

02/05/2018Governor Signed: 04/09/2018J. Everett (R)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
L. Garcia (D)EducationEducationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/14/2018
HB18-1229 Joint Committee Of Reference Review Of Department Budget Request Bill DocumentsJ. Smallwood (R)
T. Neville (R)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/28/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/21/201802/05/2018

Concerning the joint committee of reference review of departmental budget requests as part of the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" hearings.

Bill History - State Government
P. Neville (R)

The bill changes the deadlines for state agencies to submit their
budget requests to the general assembly in order for each joint committee
of reference assigned to a particular state department to hear that

department's budget request, budget request amendment, or request for
supplemental appropriation prior to the presentation of such matters to the
joint budget committee. The bill requires the joint committee of reference
to provide to the joint budget committee, at a joint meeting, any
recommendations regarding the budget request no later than November
1 and any recommendations regarding budget request amendments or
requests for supplemental appropriations no later than January 15. The
bill requires the joint budget committee liaison assigned to the joint
committee of reference to notify the joint committee of reference which
recommendations the joint budget committee did or did not adopt in the
joint budget committee's appropriations recommendations to the
appropriations committees. The bill also requires the staff of the joint
budget committee to provide budget analyses to the joint committees of
reference.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning the joint committee of reference review of departmental budget requests as part of the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" hearings.

02/05/2018House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/28/2018P. Neville (R)J. Smallwood (R)
T. Neville (R)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/21/2018
HB18-1230 Creation Of Work Status For Immigrants Bill DocumentsI. Aguilar (D)JudiciaryState, Veterans, and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/07/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/11/201802/05/2018

Concerning the creation of a purple card program to allow persons who came to the United States without legal documentation to apply for legal work status in Colorado.

Bill History - Immigration
- Labor & Employment
D. Pabon (D)

The bill creates in the department of labor and employment a
purple card program that would allow certain persons who came to the
United States without legal documentation to apply for a purple card

allowing them to work legally in Colorado.

cVotes all Legislators- Immigration
- Labor & Employment

Concerning the creation of a purple card program to allow persons who came to the United States without legal documentation to apply for legal work status in Colorado.

02/05/2018Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/07/2018D. Pabon (D)I. Aguilar (D)JudiciaryState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/11/2018
HB18-1231 Repeal Columbus Day As State Legal Holiday Bill DocumentsLocal GovernmentHouse Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 04/23/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/26/201802/05/2018

Concerning the repeal of Columbus day as a legal holiday, and, in connection therewith, making election day a legal holiday.

Bill History - State Government
A. Benavidez (D)

Currently, Columbus day is one of 10 legal holidays in Colorado.
Section 2 of the bill repeals Columbus day as a state legal holiday and
replaces it with election day. Election day is defined to fall on the day
of a general election in even-numbered years and the day on which ballot
issues must be decided under the state constitution in odd-numbered

years.
Section 1 contains a nonstatutory legislative declaration and
sections 4 and 5 make conforming amendments.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government

Concerning the repeal of Columbus day as a legal holiday, and, in connection therewith, making election day a legal holiday.

02/05/2018House Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 04/23/2018A. Benavidez (D)Local GovernmentFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/26/2018
HB18-1232 New School Funding Distribution Formula Bill DocumentsA. Kerr (D)
D. Coram (R)
EducationHouse Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely: 04/25/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/201802/05/2018

Concerning the creation of a new public school funding distribution formula for the preschool through secondary public education system.

Bill History - Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
D. Young (D)

The bill creates a new public school funding distribution formula
to replace the existing formula (1994 formula). The new distribution
formula is effective for the second budget year following voter approval
of a ballot measure that increases state revenue for funding preschool
through high school public education, which is not included in the bill.

The new public school funding distribution formula:
  • Calculates a school district's (district's) total program
funding by starting with statewide base per pupil funding
and adding additional funding for student and district
characteristics in the form of district factor funding as
follows:
  • Size factor funding;
  • Poverty factor funding for students eligible for free
or reduced-price meals;
  • English language learner factor funding, adjusted
for district size;
  • Gifted child factor funding, adjusted for district
size;
  • Special education factor funding, adjusted for
disability and district size; and
  • Cost of living factor funding, limited to a
percentage of statewide cost of living factor
funding.
In calculating district total program funding, the new formula:
  • Counts kindergarten students as half-day or full-day pupils
depending on the length of the kindergarten program;
  • Counts preschool students as half-day pupils, anticipating
conforming changes to the Colorado preschool program,
following enactment of the bill, to remove limits on the
number of 4- and 5-year-old pupils attending state-funded
preschool and the pupil eligibility criteria for 4- and
5-year-old pupils;
  • Differentiates between pupils with specified disabilities for
purposes of determining the new special education factor
funding, anticipating conforming changes to categorical
funding programs, following enactment of the bill, to use
special education categorical funding only for high-cost
disability reimbursement grants; and
  • Applies English language learner factor funding for up to
7 years to all English language learners, except for those
students with no English proficiency, anticipating
conforming changes to categorical funding programs,
following enactment of the bill, to use categorical funding
only for students with no English proficiency.
The bill creates a hold-harmless provision if a district's total
program funding under the new public school funding distribution
formula is less than it was under the 1994 formula without the budget
stabilization reduction in funding.
The bill takes effect only if voters approve a ballot measure no
later than the 2022 statewide general election that increases funding for
preschool through high school public education.

cVotes all Legislators- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)

Concerning the creation of a new public school funding distribution formula for the preschool through secondary public education system.

02/05/2018House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely: 04/25/2018D. Young (D)A. Kerr (D)
D. Coram (R)
EducationFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/2018
HB18-1233 Consumer Reporting Agency Security Freeze Minors Bill DocumentsS. Fenberg (D)
R. Gardner (R)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 03/29/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/22/201802/06/2018

Concerning a consumer reporting agency's placement of a security freeze on the consumer report of a consumer who is under the charge of a representative at the request of the consumer's representative.

Bill History - Financial Services & Commerce
C. Duran (D)
P. Lawrence (R)

Section 2 of the bill authorizes a parent or legal guardian
(representative) to request that a consumer reporting agency place a
security freeze on the consumer report of either a minor less than 16 years

of age or another individual who is a ward of the representative (protected
consumer). If the consumer reporting agency does not yet have a
consumer report for the protected consumer at the time that a security
freeze is requested, the consumer reporting agency is required to create
a consumer record for the protected consumer and place a security freeze
on the consumer record.
The protected consumer's representative may request that the
consumer reporting agency temporarily lift the security freeze placed on
the protected consumer's consumer report or record, lift the security
freeze with respect to a specific third party, or permanently remove the
security freeze. A protected consumer who demonstrates to the consumer
reporting agency that his or her representative's appointment is no longer
valid may have the security freeze removed.
A consumer reporting agency is not allowed to charge a fee for the
placement, temporary lift, partial lift, or removal of a security freeze on
a protected consumer's consumer report or record.
Section 3 requires consumer reporting agencies to provide a notice
informing parents or other individuals serving as representatives that they
may request a security freeze on the consumer report or record of their
child or ward.
Section 1 defines the terms protected consumer, record,
representative, sufficient proof of authority, and sufficient proof of
identification, and amends the definition of security freeze.
Sections 4 through 7 make conforming amendments.

cVotes all Legislators- Financial Services & Commerce

Concerning a consumer reporting agency's placement of a security freeze on the consumer report of a consumer who is under the charge of a representative at the request of the consumer's representative.

02/06/2018Governor Signed: 03/29/2018C. Duran (D)
P. Lawrence (R)
S. Fenberg (D)
R. Gardner (R)
State, Veterans, & Military AffairsJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/22/2018
HB18-1234 Internet Sweepstakes Café Revise Legal Terms Bill DocumentsT. Neville (R)
K. Grantham (R)
R. Gardner (R)
Business Affairs & LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologyGovernor Signed: 06/06/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/24/201802/06/2018

Concerning clarification of the laws governing simulated gambling activity.

Bill History - Business & Economic Development
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Gaming
K. Becker (D)
P. Lundeen (R)

Section 1 of the bill amends the definitions of key terms such as
electronic gaming machine, gambling, prize, and simulated
gambling device as used in the criminal statutes governing simulated
gambling devices. Section 2 specifies that unlawful offering of a
simulated gambling device occurs if a person receives payment indirectly
or in a nonmonetary form for use of a simulated gambling device, and

that the time of payment (i.e., before or after use of the device) is
irrelevant.

cVotes all Legislators- Business & Economic Development
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Gaming

Concerning clarification of the laws governing simulated gambling activity.

02/06/2018Governor Signed: 06/06/2018K. Becker (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
T. Neville (R)
K. Grantham (R)
R. Gardner (R)
Business Affairs & LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/24/2018
HB18-1235 Sunset Custom Meat Processing Bill DocumentsR. Scott (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesFinanceGovernor Signed: 05/04/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/31/201802/07/2018

Concerning the continuation of the regulation of custom meat processors, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations of the 2017 sunset report of the department of regulatory agencies.

Bill History - Agriculture
C. Hansen (D)
H. McKean (R)

Sunset Process - House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural
Resources Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the
department of regulatory agencies in its sunset review and report on the

Custom Processing of Meat Animals Act (act) by:
  • Extending the act for 13 years; and
  • Authorizing custom meat processors licensed under the act
to sell poultry to retail food establishments.

cVotes all Legislators- Agriculture

Concerning the continuation of the regulation of custom meat processors, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations of the 2017 sunset report of the department of regulatory agencies.

02/07/2018Governor Signed: 05/04/2018C. Hansen (D)
H. McKean (R)
R. Scott (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesFinanceFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/31/2018
HB18-1236 Sunset Food Systems Advisory Council Bill DocumentsR. Baumgardner (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsGovernor Signed: 05/30/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/10/201802/07/2018

Concerning the continuation of the Colorado food systems advisory council, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations in the department of regulatory agencies' sunset report.

Bill History - Agriculture
J. Becker (R)
B. McLachlan (D)

Sunset Process - House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural
Resources Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the
department of regulatory agencies in its sunset review and report on the

Colorado food systems advisory council by extending the council
indefinitely.

cVotes all Legislators- Agriculture

Concerning the continuation of the Colorado food systems advisory council, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations in the department of regulatory agencies' sunset report.

02/07/2018Governor Signed: 05/30/2018J. Becker (R)
B. McLachlan (D)
R. Baumgardner (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesState, Veterans, and Military AffairsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/10/2018
HB18-1237 Sunset Continue Cost-benefit Analysis For Rules Bill DocumentsT. Neville (R)Business Affairs & LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologyGovernor Signed: 04/25/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/10/201802/07/2018 Concerning the continuation of the requirements regarding the preparation of a cost-benefit analysis as administered by the department of regulatory agencies, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2017 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.

 

Bill History - Business & Economic Development
- State Government
T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
K. Van Winkle (R)

Sunset Process - House Business Affairs and Labor

Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department
of regulatory agencies' (department) sunset review and report on
requirements and procedures regarding the preparation of a cost-benefit
analysis by:
  • Continuing the requirements and procedures indefinitely
(recommendation 1, sections 1 and 2 of the bill);
  • Requiring state rule-making agencies to include on their
applicable websites information about the cost-benefit
analysis process and a link to the online regulatory notice
enrollment form created by the executive director of the
department or the executive director's designee (section 2).

cVotes all Legislators- Business & Economic Development
- State Government
Concerning the continuation of the requirements regarding the preparation of a cost-benefit analysis as administered by the department of regulatory agencies, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2017 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.

 

02/07/2018Governor Signed: 04/25/2018T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
K. Van Winkle (R)
T. Neville (R)Business Affairs & LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 09/10/2018
HB18-1238 Sunset Wildland-urban Interface Training Advisory Board Bill DocumentsV. Marble (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyGovernor Signed: 04/09/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/21/201802/08/2018 Concerning the continuation of the wildland-urban interface training advisory board, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations of the 2017 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.

 

Bill History - State Government
D. Jackson (D)
M. Catlin (R)

Sunset Process - House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural
Resources Committee. The bill implements the recommendation of the

department of regulatory agencies to sunset the wildland-urban interface
training advisory board.

cVotes all Legislators- State Government
Concerning the continuation of the wildland-urban interface training advisory board, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations of the 2017 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.

 

02/08/2018Governor Signed: 04/09/2018D. Jackson (D)
M. Catlin (R)
V. Marble (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/21/2018
HB18-1239 Sunset Environmental Management System Permit Program Bill DocumentsR. Scott (R)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyGovernor Signed: 04/12/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/10/201802/12/2018

Concerning continuation under the sunset law of the environmental management system permit program, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations of the sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies by allowing the program to repeal.

Bill History - Natural Resources & Environment
L. Landgraf (R)

Sunset Process - House Health, Insurance, and Environment

Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the sunset
review and report on the environmental management system permit
program by allowing the program to repeal.

cVotes all Legislators- Natural Resources & Environment

Concerning continuation under the sunset law of the environmental management system permit program, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations of the sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies by allowing the program to repeal.

02/12/2018Governor Signed: 04/12/2018L. Landgraf (R)R. Scott (R)Health, Insurance, & EnvironmentAgriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergyFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/10/2018
HB18-1240 Sunset Auto Theft Prevention Authority And Board Bill DocumentsJ. Cooke (R)Transportation & EnergyJudiciaryGovernor Signed: 05/04/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/20/201802/12/2018

Concerning the continuation of a grant program to prevent motor vehicle theft, and, in connection therewith, implementing the sunset review recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies.

Bill History - Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Transportation & Motor Vehicles
J. Becker (R)
J. Bridges (D)

Sunset Process - House Transportation and Energy
Committee. The bill continues the automobile theft prevention authority
and the automobile theft prevention board until 2029.

cVotes all Legislators- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Transportation & Motor Vehicles

Concerning the continuation of a grant program to prevent motor vehicle theft, and, in connection therewith, implementing the sunset review recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies.

02/12/2018Governor Signed: 05/04/2018J. Becker (R)
J. Bridges (D)
J. Cooke (R)Transportation & EnergyJudiciaryFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/20/2018
HB18-1241 Reimburse Expenses Restorative Justice Council Bill DocumentsD. Coram (R)FinanceFinanceSenate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 04/24/2018LobbyistsFull Text of BillFiscal Notes : 05/23/201802/12/2018

Concerning allowing reimbursement for expenses for members of the restorative justice coordinating council.

Bill History - Courts & Judicial
J. Arndt (D)

Under current law, members of the restorative justice coordinating
council may not be reim