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Bill No. Title House SponsorsSenate SponsorsCCW SummaryHearing RoomHearing TimeHearing DateStatusSenate CommitteeHouse CommitteeCommentPosition
HB17-1011 Statute Of Limitation Discipline Mental Health Professional J. Melton (D)J. Tate (R)

Concerning a limitation on when certain disciplinary actions may be commenced against a mental health professional, and, in connection therewith, requiring that a mental health professional provide notice to former clients regarding record retention and that all complaints be resolved by the agency within two years after the date the complaint was filed.

Governor Signed: 03/16/2017Health and Human ServicesHealth, Insurance, & Environmente
HB17-1017 County Surveyor Duties C. Kennedy (D)R. Baumgardner (R)
C. Jahn (D)

Concerning county surveyors.

Governor Signed: 03/08/2017Local GovernmentLocal Governmentc
HB17-1020 Staffing Task Force Mental Illness Justice Systems J. Singer (D)B. Martinez Humenik (R)

Concerning ongoing staffing for the task force concerning treatment of persons with mental illness in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.

Governor Signed: 03/08/2017Health and Human ServicesPublic Health Care and Human Servicesc
HB17-1035 Sex Assault And Stalking Victims May Break Leases D. Jackson (D)J. Cooke (R)

Concerning allowing certain crime victims to break their rental agreements under certain circumstances.

Governor Signed: 06/01/2017JudiciaryJudiciaryb
HB17-1038 Prohibit Corporal Punishment Of Children S. Lontine (D)R. Zenzinger (D)

Concerning prohibiting corporal punishment of children in certain public settings.

Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 03/13/2017JudiciaryEducationb
HB17-1039 Restorative Justice Communication Issues P. Lee (D)D. Kagan (D)

Concerning communication issues related to restorative justice.

Governor Signed: 03/20/2017JudiciaryJudiciaryb
HB17-1046 Update Outdated Statutes Persons With Disabilities S. Lebsock (D)K. Donovan (D)

Concerning updating statutory references to certain limited outdated terms relating to people with disabilities.

Governor Signed: 03/16/2017Health and Human ServicesPublic Health Care and Human Servicesb
HB17-1055 Create New Tax Check-off For Urban Peak L. Herod (D)R. Gardner (R)

Concerning a voluntary contribution designation benefiting the Urban Peak Housing and Support Services for Youth Experiencing Homelessness fund that appears on the state individual tax return forms.

 

Governor Signed: 03/16/2017FinanceFinanceb
HB17-1056 Criminal Sentencing Community Service Veterans Organizations M. Weissman (D)J. Kefalas (D)
R. Gardner (R)

Concerning the eligibility of a veterans' service organization to accept public service assignments offered in connection with misdemeanor sentencing.

Governor Signed: 03/20/2017JudiciaryJudiciaryb
HB17-1094 Telehealth Coverage Under Health Benefit Plans P. Buck (R)
D. Valdez (D)
L. Crowder (R)
K. Donovan (D)

Concerning modifications to the requirements for health benefit plans to cover health care services delivered via telehealth.

 

Governor Signed: 03/16/2017Health and Human ServicesHealth, Insurance, & Environmentc
HB17-1115 Direct Primary Health Care Services P. Buck (R)
J. Ginal (D)
J. Kefalas (D)
J. Tate (R)

Concerning the establishment of direct primary health care agreements to operate without regulation by the division of insurance.

Governor Signed: 04/24/2017Business, Labor and TechnologyHealth, Insurance, & Environmentc
HB17-1129 Technical Issues Filing Medicaid Appeals J. Danielson (D)L. Crowder (R)

Concerning technical issues relating to the filing of medicaid appeals.

House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely: 02/14/2017Public Health Care and Human Servicesc
HB17-1156 Prohibits Conversion Therapy Mental Health Provider P. Rosenthal (D)S. Fenberg (D)

Concerning a prohibition on conversion therapy by a licensed mental health care provider.

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/22/2017State, Veterans, and Military AffairsPublic Health Care and Human Servicesb
HB17-1168 Criminal Court Procedures For Military Defendants P. Lee (D)
L. Landgraf (R)

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

 

House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 03/14/2017Judiciaryb
HB17-1173 Health Care Providers And Carriers Contracts C. Hansen (D)T. Neville (R)

Concerning required provisions in a contract between a health insurance carrier and a health care provider concerning medical communications regarding disagreements in health care decisions.

Governor Signed: 04/06/2017Business, Labor and TechnologyHealth, Insurance, & Environmentc
HB17-1207 No Detention Facility Requirement Youth Ages 10-12 P. Lee (D)K. Priola (R)

Concerning the requirement for the department of human services to place a juvenile who is ten years of age and older but less than thirteen years of age in a detention facility unless the juvenile is charged with a serious offense.

Governor Signed: 05/30/2017Health and Human ServicesJudiciarya
HB17-1210 School Discipline For Preschool Through 2nd Grade J. Buckner (D)
S. Lontine (D)
K. Priola (R)
R. Fields (D)

Concerning the discipline of preschool through second grade students enrolled in publicly funded education programs.

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/17/2017State, Veterans, and Military AffairsEducationb
HB17-1211 Educators Professional Development Discipline Strategies J. Coleman (D)K. Priola (R)

Concerning professional development for educators regarding disciplinary strategies for young students.

Governor Signed: 05/18/2017State, Veterans, and Military AffairsEducationb
HB17-1215 Mental Health Support For Peace Officers J. Coleman (D)D. Kagan (D)
R. Gardner (R)

Concerning mental health support for peace officers.

Governor Signed: 04/24/2017Local GovernmentJudiciaryb
HB17-1229 Workers' Compensation For Mental Impairment J. Becker (R)
J. Singer (D)
N. Todd (D)
J. Cooke (R)

Concerning a clarification of when a worker may be compensated for a claim of mental impairment for a psychologically traumatic event under workers' compensation.

Governor Signed: 06/05/2017Business, Labor and TechnologyPublic Health Care and Human Servicesa
HB17-1235 Financial Relief Defray Individual Health Plan Cost D. Mitsch Bush (D)
M. Hamner (D)
L. Crowder (R)
D. Coram (R)

Concerning a financial relief program to provide financial assistance to individuals earning a household income of not more than five hundred percent of the federal poverty line of which they spend more than fifteen percent on health insurance premiums for individual health insurance purchased through the Colorado health benefit exchange.

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/24/2017State, Veterans, and Military AffairsHealth, Insurance, & Environmentc
HB17-1236 Health Care Policy And Financing Annual Report On Hospital Expenditures C. Kennedy (D)D. Coram (R)
J. Smallwood (R)

Concerning preparation by the department of health care policy and financing of health care provider expenditure reports.

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/24/2017State, Veterans, and Military AffairsHealth, Insurance, & Environmentb
HB17-1237 State Employee Group Benefit Plans For Local Government M. Hamner (D)D. Coram (R)
L. Crowder (R)

Concerning the state personnel director's authority to allow a local government to provide health benefits to its employees through the state employee group benefit plans.

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/03/2017State, Veterans, and Military AffairsHealth, Insurance, & Environmentc
HB17-1247 Patient Choice Health Care Provider J. Becker (R)
J. Danielson (D)
J. Sonnenberg (R)

Concerning the ability of a covered person to receive health care services from a health care provider of the covered person's choice.

House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely: 04/13/2017Health, Insurance, & Environmentc
HB17-1276 Restrict Restraints On Public School Students S. Lontine (D)R. Fields (D)
R. Gardner (R)

Concerning prohibiting the use of certain restraints upon public school students.

Governor Signed: 05/30/2017State, Veterans, and Military AffairsEducationa
HB17-1280 Disability Trusts 21st Century Cures Act Language D. Young (D)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
R. Gardner (R)

Concerning conforming Colorado statutory language related to disability trusts to the federal '21st Century Cures Act'.

Governor Signed: 05/23/2017Health and Human ServicesPublic Health Care and Human Servicesb
HB17-1283 Task Force Child Welfare Worker Resiliency Program J. Singer (D)
D. Nordberg (R)
L. Garcia (D)
J. Cooke (R)

Concerning the creation of a task force to examine workforce resiliency in the child welfare system.

Governor Signed: 05/22/2017Local GovernmentPublic Health Care and Human Servicesa
HB17-1292 Child Welfare Provider Rates D. Young (D)K. Lundberg (R)

Concerning child welfare licensed out-of-home placement provider rates, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Governor Signed: 06/06/2017AppropriationsPublic Health Care and Human Servicesc
HB17-1318 Division Of Insurance Annual Report Pharmaceutical Costs Data J. Ginal (D)J. Kefalas (D)
D. Coram (R)

Concerning an annual report on pharmaceutical costs.

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/03/2017State, Veterans, and Military AffairsHealth, Insurance, & Environmentb
HB17-1320 Age Of Consent Outpatient Psychotherapy For Minors L. Landgraf (R)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
D. Coram (R)
S. Fenberg (D)

Concerning lowering the age of consent for minors seeking outpatient psychotherapy.

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/01/2017State, Veterans, and Military AffairsPublic Health Care and Human Servicesb
HB17-1322 Domestic Violence Reports By Medical Professionals L. Landgraf (R)
D. Esgar (D)
K. Lundberg (R)
K. Donovan (D)

Concerning an exception to the requirement that certain medical professionals report to law enforcement concerning injuries resulting from domestic violence.

Governor Signed: 06/05/2017State, Veterans, and Military AffairsJudiciaryc
HB17-1326 Justice Reinvestment Crime Prevention Initiative P. Lee (D)D. Kagan (D)
R. Gardner (R)

Concerning creation of the justice reinvestment crime prevention initiative, and, in connection therewith, funding the initiative through savings created by parole reforms.

Governor Signed: 06/06/2017JudiciaryJudiciaryc
HB17-1329 Reform Division Of Youth Corrections P. Lee (D)
L. Landgraf (R)
D. Coram (R)
D. Kagan (D)

Concerning the treatment of youths within the division of youth corrections, and, in connection therewith, renaming the division the 'division of youth services', clarifying the rehabilitative purpose of the division, establishing a pilot program to initiate a cultural change within the division, clarifying the manner in which the division shall report data concerning critical incidents, renaming and expanding the role of the youth seclusion working group, requiring an independent assessment of the division, creating community boards in each region of the division, requiring the state auditor to audit certain reports of the division, and making an appropriation.

Governor Signed: 06/06/2017State, Veterans, and Military AffairsJudiciarya
HB17-1347 Transfer Student Threat And Suicide Assessment Documents A. Garnett (D)K. Priola (R)

Concerning the requirement that student records that document safety threats made by a student are transferred with the student's other records when the student transfers to a new public school.

 

House Second Reading Laid Over to 05/11/2017 - No Amendments: 05/04/2017Educationb
HB17-1351 Study Inpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment B. Pettersen (D)
B. Rankin (R)
C. Jahn (D)
L. Crowder (R)

Concerning utilizing information to improve treatment for substance use disorders under the medicaid program.

Governor Signed: 06/02/2017FinanceHealth, Insurance, & Environmentb
HB17-1353 Implement Medicaid Delivery & Payment Initiatives D. Young (D)K. Lundberg (R)

Concerning implementing medicaid initiatives that create higher value in the medicaid program leading to better health outcomes for medicaid clients, and, in connection therewith, continuing the implementation of the accountable care collaborative and authorizing performance-based provider payments.

 

Governor Signed: 05/23/2017AppropriationsPublic Health Care and Human Servicesb
SB17-003 Repeal Colorado Health Benefit Exchange P. Neville (R)J. Smallwood (R)

Concerning the repeal of the 'Colorado Health Benefit Exchange Act'.

Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/11/2017 - No Amendments: 05/08/2017Financef
SB17-004 Access To Providers For Medicaid Recipients C. Wist (R)J. Tate (R)

Concerning access by medicaid recipients to nonenrolled medical providers.

House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/19/2017Health and Human ServicesState, Veterans, & Military Affairsb
SB17-012 Competency Restoration Services And Education P. Lee (D)B. Martinez Humenik (R)

Concerning competency restoration services for defendants deemed incompetent to proceed.

Governor Became Law: 06/06/2017JudiciaryJudiciarya
SB17-017 Allow Medical Marijuana Use For Stress Disorders J. Singer (D)I. Aguilar (D)

The bill adds acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of debilitating medical conditions for the purposes of the use of medical marijuana.

Governor Signed: 06/05/2017State, Veterans, and Military AffairsState, Veterans, & Military Affairsc
SB17-019 Medication Mental Illness In Justice Systems J. Singer (D)B. Martinez Humenik (R)

Concerning increasing medication consistency for persons with mental illness in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.

Governor Became Law: 06/06/2017JudiciaryHealth, Insurance, & Environmenta
SB17-021 Assistance To Released Mentally Ill Offenders J. Singer (D)B. Martinez Humenik (R)

Concerning reentry services for persons with mental illness in the criminal justice system, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Governor Signed: 06/02/2017JudiciaryHealth, Insurance, & Environmenta
SB17-031 Reporting Requirements By Department Of Corrections To General Assembly J. Arndt (D)J. Tate (R)

Concerning the scheduled repeal of reports by the department of corrections to the general assembly.

Governor Signed: 03/30/2017JudiciaryJudiciaryc
SB17-032 Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Access M. Merrifield (D)

Concerning a change to how certain qualified persons may gain access to the prescription drug monitoring program.

Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 02/01/2017Judiciaryb
SB17-051 Revisions To Victims' Rights Laws M. Foote (D)
P. Lawrence (R)
R. Fields (D)
R. Gardner (R)

Concerning the rights of crime victims.

Governor Signed: 04/28/2017JudiciaryJudiciaryc
SB17-065 Transparency In Direct Pay Health Care Prices S. Lontine (D)K. Lundberg (R)

Concerning a requirement that health care providers disclose the charges they impose for common health care services when payment is made directly rather than by a third party.

 

Governor Signed: 04/06/2017Health and Human ServicesHealth, Insurance, & Environmentc
SB17-068 School Counselors Early Support For Students J. Singer (D)N. Todd (D)

Concerning early support for student success through access to school counselors, and, in connection therewith, serving all grades through the behavioral health care professional matching grant program and the school counselor corps grant program.

Governor Signed: 04/18/2017EducationEducationa
SB17-074 Create Medication-assisted Treatment Pilot Program D. Esgar (D)L. Garcia (D)

Concerning the creation of a pilot program in certain areas of the state experiencing high levels of opioid addiction to award grants to increase access to addiction treatment.

Governor Signed: 05/22/2017Health and Human ServicesPublic Health Care and Human Servicesb
SB17-084 Coverage For Drugs In A Health Coverage Plan D. Esgar (D)
J. Singer (D)
C. Jahn (D)

Concerning a prohibition against excluding a drug from a health coverage plan if the drug had been approved for coverage by the plan for coverage of the enrollee at the time the enrollee enrolled in the plan.

Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely: 02/09/2017Health and Human Servicesc
SB17-088 Participating Provider Network Selection Criteria E. Hooton (D)
K. Van Winkle (R)
C. Holbert (R)
A. Williams (D)

Concerning the criteria used by a health insurer to select health care providers to participate in the insurer's network of providers.

Governor Signed: 04/18/2017Business, Labor and TechnologyHealth, Insurance, & Environmentc
SB17-151 Consumer Access To Health Care J. Ginal (D)L. Crowder (R)

Concerning changes in the requirements for the coverage of health care benefits to allow for increased consumer access to health care services.

Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely: 02/15/2017Business, Labor and Technologyc
SB17-193 Research Center Prevention Substance Abuse Addiction B. Pettersen (D)
B. Rankin (R)
K. Lundberg (R)
C. Jahn (D)

Concerning the establishment of the 'center for research into prevention strategies for, and treatment of, abuse of and addiction to opioids, other controlled substances, and alcohol' at the university of Colorado health sciences center, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Governor Signed: 05/18/2017Health and Human ServicesPublic Health Care and Human Servicesb
SB17-203 Prohibit Carrier From Requiring Alternative Drug C. Kennedy (D)
P. Covarrubias (R)
N. Todd (D)

Concerning the prohibition against a carrier requiring a covered person to undergo step therapy, and, in connection therewith, requiring coverage for a prescribed medication that is part of the carrier's medication formulary.

Governor Signed: 06/02/2017Business, Labor and TechnologyHealth, Insurance, & Environmentb
SB17-206 Out-of-network Providers Payments Patient Notice J. Singer (D)R. Gardner (R)

Concerning health care services provided by an out-of-network provider that are covered benefits under a covered person's health benefit plan, and, in connection therewith, specifying the method for determining the amount a carrier must pay the out-of-network provider for providing health care services covered under the health benefit plan; requiring health care facilities, out-of-network providers, and carriers to disclose specified information to a covered person regarding services provided at an in-network facility by an out-of-network provider; and establishing an independent dispute resolution process for resolving payment disputes between out-of-network providers and carriers.

Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely: 04/10/2017Business, Labor and Technologyc
SB17-207 Strengthen Colorado Behavioral Health Crisis System J. Salazar (D)
L. Sias (R)
J. Cooke (R)
D. Kagan (D)

Concerning strengthening Colorado's statewide response to behavioral health crises, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Governor Signed: 05/18/2017JudiciaryJudiciarya
SB17-242 Modernize Behavioral Health Terminology in Colorado Revised Statutes K. Ransom (R)
J. Ginal (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)

Concerning modernizing terminology in the Colorado Revised Statutes related to behavioral health.

Governor Signed: 05/25/2017Health and Human ServicesHealth, Insurance, & Environmentb
SB17-246 Legislative Committee Person With Mental Health Disorder Justice System J. Singer (D)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)

Concerning modernizing terminology relating to mental health disorders, and, in connection therewith, renaming the 'legislative oversight committee concerning the treatment of persons with mental illness in the criminal and juvenile justice systems' to the 'legislative oversight committee concerning the treatment of persons with mental health disorders in the criminal and juvenile justice systems' and making a corresponding change to the name of the associated task force.

Governor Signed: 04/28/2017Health and Human ServicesPublic Health Care and Human Servicesb
SB17-254 2017-18 Long Appropriations Bill M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R)

Concerning the provision for payment of the expenses of the executive, legislative, and judicial departments of the state of Colorado, and of its agencies and institutions, for and during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, except as otherwise noted.

Governor Signed: 05/26/2017AppropriationsAppropriationsg
SB17-264 Funding For Behavioral Mental Health Disorder Services D. Young (D)D. Moreno (D)

Concerning funding sources related to services for behavioral or mental health disorders.

Governor Signed: 06/05/2017AppropriationsAppropriationsa
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