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Bill: HB19-1003
Title: Community Solar Gardens Modernization Act
StatusHouse Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations (01/17/2019)
Category

Business Practices: Hunter White, Steve Steele, Cindy McCord, Troy Tinberg

Bill Position

Monitor

Priority Bill
Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary

The bill amends the current statute authorizing the creation of
community solar gardens (CSGs) by:
  • Increasing the maximum size of a CSG from 2 megawatts
to 10 megawatts; and
  • Removing the requirement that a CSG subscriber's
identified physical location be in the same county as, or a
county adjacent to, that of the CSG, while retaining the
requirement that it be within the service territory of the

same electric utility.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date
House SponsorsC. Hansen (D)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate Sponsors
Senate Committee
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/07/2019)

Bill: HB19-1025
Title: Limits On Job Applicant Criminal History Inquiries
StatusHouse Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole (02/22/2019)
Category

Business Practices: Hunter White, Steve Steele, Cindy McCord, Troy Tinberg

Bill Position

Oppose

Priority Bill
Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary

The bill prohibits employers from:
  • Advertising that a person with a criminal history may not
apply for a position;
  • Placing a statement in an employment application that a
person with a criminal history may not apply for a position;
or

  • Inquiring about an applicant's criminal history on an initial
application.
An employer may obtain a job applicant's criminal history at any
time.
An employer is exempt from the restrictions on advertising and
initial employment applications when:
  • The law prohibits a person who has a particular criminal
history from being employed in a particular job;
  • The employer is participating in a program to encourage
employment of people with criminal histories; or
  • The employer is required by law to conduct a criminal
history record check for the particular position.
The department of labor and employment is charged with
enforcing the requirements of the bill and may issue warnings and orders
of compliance for violations and, for second or subsequent violations,
impose civil penalties. A violation of the restrictions does not create a
private cause of action, and the bill does not create a protected class under
employment anti-discrimination laws. The department is directed to adopt
rules regarding procedures for handling complaints against employers.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date02/22/2019
House SponsorsJ. Melton (D)
L. Herod (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Sponsors
Senate Committee
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/25/2019)

Bill: HB19-1029
Title: Republican River Water Conservation District
StatusHouse Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily (02/13/2019)
Category

Water: Amy Schneider (CNGA members) & RMSG

Bill Position

Monitor

Priority Bill
Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary

Water Resources Review Committee. The boundaries of the
Republican river water conservation district are currently established by
statute as certain counties and portions of counties that are within the

Republican river basin. The bill expands the boundaries by including the
district areas where groundwater pumping depletes the flow of the
Republican river as contemplated by applicable United States supreme
court case law. The composition of the district's board of directors is
adjusted accordingly.
Current law requires the Republican river water conservation
district board of directors to conduct regular quarterly meetings in
January, April, July, and October. The bill changes these months to
February, May, August, and November.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date02/22/2019
House SponsorsJ. Arndt (D)
House CommitteeRural Affairs and Agriculture
Senate SponsorsL. Crowder (R)
Senate CommitteeAgriculture and Natural Resources
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/08/2019)

Bill: HB19-1040
Title: Professional Land Surveyors Continuing Education
StatusHouse Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely (01/30/2019)
Category

Business Practices: Hunter White, Steve Steele, Cindy McCord, Troy Tinberg

Bill Position

Monitor

Priority Bill
Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary

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

Plan of Action
Hearing Date
House SponsorsD. Valdez (D)
House CommitteeBusiness Affairs and Labor
Senate SponsorsD. Coram (R)
K. Donovan (D)
Senate Committee
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/14/2019)

Bill: HB19-1050
Title: Encourage Use Of Xeriscape In Common Areas
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (02/19/2019)
Category

Water: Amy Schneider (CNGA members) & RMSG/Business Practices: Hunter White, Steve Steele, Cindy McCord, Troy Tinberg

Bill Position

Monitor

Priority Bill
Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary

Section 1 of the bill augments an existing law that establishes the
right of unit owners in common interest communities to use
water-efficient landscaping, subject to reasonable aesthetic standards, by
specifically extending the same policy to common areas under the control
of the community's governing board.

Sections 2 and 3 extend existing water conservation requirements,
currently applicable only to certain public entities that supply water at
retail and their customers, to property management districts and other
special districts that manage areas of parkland and open space.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date
House SponsorsB. Titone (D)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
F. Winter (D)
Senate CommitteeLocal Government
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/11/2019)

Bill: HB19-1058
Title: Income Tax Benefits For Family Leave
StatusHouse Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely (01/31/2019)
Category

Tax & Budget: Gene Pielin, Steve Steele

Bill Position

Monitor-Short Life

Priority Bill
Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary

Section 2 of the bill establishes leave savings accounts. A leave
savings account is an account with a financial institution for which the
individual uses money to pay for any expense while he or she is on
eligible leave, which includes:
  • The birth of a child of the individual and in order to care
for the child;

  • The placement of a child with the individual for adoption
or foster care;
  • Caring for a spouse, child, or parent of the individual if the
spouse, child, or parent has a serious health condition;
  • A serious health condition that makes the individual unable
to perform the functions of the position of the individual;
or
  • Any qualifying exigency, as determined by the United
States secretary of labor, arising out of the fact that a
spouse, child, or parent of the individual is on covered
active duty, or has been notified of an impending call or
order to covered active duty, in the United States armed
forces.
An individual may annually contribute up to $5,000 of state pretax wages
to a leave savings account. Employers may also make a matching
contribution to an employee's leave savings account. The department of
revenue is required to establish a form about a leave savings account, and
the individual must annually file this form to be eligible for the tax
benefit.
Sections 3 and 4 allow an employee and an employer to claim a
state income tax deduction for amounts they contribute to the employee's
leave savings account. Section 3 also allows a taxpayer to deduct any
interest or other income earned on the investment during the taxable year
from their leave savings account.
Regardless of how the money is deposited in the leave savings
account, if an individual uses money in the account for an unauthorized
purpose, then the money is subject to recapture in the year it is withdrawn
and to a penalty equal to 10% of the amount recaptured.
Section 5 creates an income tax credit for an employer that pays
an employee for leave that is between 6 and 12 weeks long for one of the
following reasons:
  • The birth of a child of the employee and in order to care for
the child;
  • Placement of a child with the employee for adoption or
foster care;
  • Caring for a spouse, child, or parent of the employee if the
spouse, child, or parent has a serious health condition;
  • A serious health condition that makes the employee unable
to perform the functions of the position of the employee; or
  • Any qualifying exigency, as determined by the United
States secretary of labor, arising out of the fact that a
spouse, child, or parent of the employee is on covered
active duty, or has been notified of an impending call or
order to covered active duty, in the United States armed
forces.
For employers with fewer than 50 employees, the credit is equal
to 50% of the amount paid, and for employers with 50 or more employees
it is equal to 25% of the amount paid. The credit is not refundable, but it
may be carried forward up to 5 years.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date
House SponsorsL. Landgraf (R)
S. Beckman (R)
House CommitteeFinance
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
Senate Committee
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/28/2019)

Bill: HB19-1082
Title: Water Rights Easements
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (02/21/2019)
Category

Water: Amy Schneider (CNGA members) & RMSG

Bill Position

Monitor

Priority Bill
Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary

The bill clarifies that water rights easement holders may maintain,
repair, and improve their easement.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date02/22/2019
House SponsorsD. Valdez (D)
M. Catlin (R)
House CommitteeRural Affairs and Agriculture
Senate SponsorsD. Coram (R)
Senate CommitteeAgriculture and Natural Resources
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/22/2019)

Bill: HB19-1117
Title: Regulation Of Professions And Occupations Reform
StatusHouse Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely (02/13/2019)
Category

Business Practices: Hunter White, Steve Steele, Cindy McCord, Troy Tinberg

Bill Position

Monitor-Short Life

Priority Bill
Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary

Current law requires the department of regulatory agencies to
analyze whether to begin or continue the regulation of a profession or
occupation based on several factors. The bill elaborates on these factors
and requires the department to find a present, significant, and
substantiated harm to consumers before recommending regulation. The

bill further requires the department to recommend only the least
restrictive regulation necessary to address the harm and sets guidelines for
recommended regulation.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date
House SponsorsS. Sandridge (R)
House CommitteeBusiness Affairs and Labor
Senate Sponsors
Senate Committee
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/11/2019)

Bill: HB19-1157
Title: Modify Specific Ownership Tax Rates
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government + Finance (01/29/2019)
Category

Business Practices: Hunter White, Steve Steele, Cindy McCord, Troy Tinberg

Bill Position

Monitor-Great idea but may be tabled

Priority Bill
Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary


On and after July 1, 2020, the bill modifies the rates of specific
ownership tax imposed on motor vehicles, commercial trailers, and
special mobile machinery that is less than 25 years old, increasing the
total amount of specific ownership tax revenue collected. Additional
specific ownership tax revenue generated by the specific ownership tax
rate modifications is transferred to the highway users tax fund (HUTF)
for allocation to the state, counties, and municipalities in accordance with
the existing second stream statutory formula for the allocation of HUTF
money. The state, counties, and municipalities may expend the revenue
only for construction, reconstruction, repairs, improvement, planning,
supervision, and maintenance of state highways, county roads, and
municipal streets, including the acquisition of rights-of-way and access
rights.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date02/27/2019
House SponsorsL. Liston (R)
House CommitteeTransportation and Local Government
Senate Sponsors
Senate Committee
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/22/2019)

Bill: HB19-HJR1005
Title: Water Projects Eligibility Lists
StatusGovernor Signed (02/20/2019)
Category

Water: Amy Schneider (CNGA members) & RMSG

Bill Position

Monitor

Priority Bill
Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary

CONCERNING WATER PROJECTS ELIGIBILITY LISTS.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date
House SponsorsD. Roberts (D)
House CommitteeRural Affairs and Agriculture
Senate SponsorsK. Donovan (D)
Senate CommitteeAgriculture and Natural Resources
Fiscal Notes 

Bill: SB19-006
Title: Electronic Sales And Use Tax Simplification System
StatusHouse Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations (02/11/2019)
Category

Tax & Budget: Gene Pielin, Steve Steele

Bill Position

Support

Priority Bill

Priotity Bill

Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary

Sales and Use Tax Simplification Task Force. The bill requires
the department of revenue (department), within existing resources, to
conduct a sourcing method in accordance with the applicable provisions
of the procurement code, and any applicable rules, for the development
of an electronic sales and use tax simplification system (system). The bill
also requires the department to involve stakeholders to develop the scope
of work.
The bill specifies that on and after the date the system is online the
department is required to accept any returns and payments processed
through the system for state sales and use tax and for any sales and use
taxes that are collected by the department on behalf of any local taxing
jurisdiction.
The bill specifies that it is the general assembly's intent that a
certain number of local taxing jurisdictions with home rule charters
voluntarily use the system when the system comes online. Additionally,
the bill states that it is the general assembly's intent that all local taxing
jurisdictions with home rule charters voluntarily use the system within a
specified number of years.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date
House SponsorsT. Kraft-Tharp (D)
K. Van Winkle (R)
House CommitteeFinance
Senate SponsorsA. Williams (D)
Senate CommitteeFinance
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/05/2019)

Bill: SB19-024
Title: Taxes Paid By Electronic Funds Transfers
StatusHouse Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole (02/21/2019)
Category

Tax & Budget: Gene Pielin, Steve Steele

Bill Position

Monitor

Priority Bill
Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary

Statutory Revision Committee. The bill authorizes the executive
director of the department of revenue (director) to require the remittance
of severance taxes electronically and allows the department to promulgate
rules governing such electronic payment.
The bill authorizes the director to require a taxpayer to remit sales
taxes by electronic funds transfers at an earlier hour on the deadline day

for making a return and paying the taxes due than taxpayers who remit
sales taxes by other means.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date02/25/2019
House SponsorsJ. Arndt (D)
E. Hooton (D)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate SponsorsJ. Tate (R)
Senate CommitteeFinance
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/17/2019)

Bill: SB19-051
Title: Increase General Fund Funding For Transportation
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy + Appropriations (01/08/2019)
Category

Business Practices: Hunter White, Steve Steele, Cindy McCord, Troy Tinberg

Bill Position

Support

Priority Bill
Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary

Current law, enacted in Senate Bill 18-001, requires the state
treasurer to transfer, on July 1, 2019, a total amount of $150 million from
the general fund to fund transportation needs as follows:
  • $105 million (70%) to the state highway fund;
  • $22.5 million (15%) to the highway users tax fund for
allocation in equal shares to counties and municipalities;

and
  • $22.5 million (15%) to the multimodal transportation
options fund.
The bill increases the total amount of the July 1, 2019, transfer to
$340 million so that the amount of the individual transfer to the
multimodal transportation options fund is unchanged and the individual
transfers to the state highway fund and the highway users tax fund are
increased to the following amounts:
  • $266.5 million (78.38%) to the state highway fund;
  • $51 million (15%) to the highway users tax fund for
allocation in equal shares to counties and municipalities;
and
  • $22.5 million (6.62%) to the multimodal transportation
options fund.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date
House Sponsors
House Committee
Senate SponsorsR. Scott (R)
J. Cooke (R)
Senate CommitteeTransportation and Energy
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/15/2019)

Bill: SB19-077
Title: Electric Motor Vehicles Public Utility Services
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology (01/11/2019)
Category

Business Practices: Hunter White, Steve Steele, Cindy McCord, Troy Tinberg

Bill Position

Oppose

Priority Bill
Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary

Currently, public utilities may provide charging ports or fueling
stations for motor vehicles as unregulated services. The bill authorizes
public utilities to provide these services as regulated or unregulated
services and allows cost recovery.
The bill allows a public utility to apply to the public utilities
commission (commission) to build facilities to support electric vehicles.
Standards are set for approval. When a facility is built, the rates and
charges for the services:
  • May allow a return on any investment made by a public
utility at the utility's weighted average cost of capital at the
utility's most recent rate of return on equity approved by the
commission; and
  • Must be recovered from all customers of a public utility in
a manner that is similar to the recovery of distribution
system investments.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date02/27/2019
House SponsorsC. Hansen (D)
House Committee
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
A. Williams (D)
Senate CommitteeBusiness, Labor and Technology
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/30/2019)

Bill: SB19-085
Title: Equal Pay For Equal Work Act
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (02/20/2019)
Category

Business Practices: Hunter White, Steve Steele, Cindy McCord, Troy Tinberg

Bill Position

Oppose

Priority Bill

Priority Bill

Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary

The bill removes the authority of the director of the division of
labor standards and statistics in the department of labor and employment
(director) to enforce wage discrimination complaints based on an
employee's sex and instead permits an aggrieved person to bring a civil
action in district court to pursue remedies specified in the bill.

The bill allows exceptions to the prohibition against a wage
differential based on sex if the employer demonstrates that a wage
differential is based upon one or more factors, including:
  • A seniority system;
  • A merit system; or
  • A system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of
production.
The bill prohibits an employer from:
  • Seeking the wage rate history of a prospective employee;
  • Relying on a prior wage rate to determine a wage rate;
  • Discriminating or retaliating against a prospective
employee for failing to disclose the employee's wage rate
history; and
  • Discharging or retaliating against an employee for actions
by an employee asserting the rights established by the bill
against an employer.
The bill requires an employer to announce to all employees
employment advancement opportunities and job openings and the pay
range for the openings. The director is authorized to enforce actions
against an employer concerning transparency in pay and employment
opportunities, including fines of between $500 and $10,000 per violation.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date
House SponsorsJ. Buckner (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
House Committee
Senate SponsorsB. Pettersen (D)
J. Danielson (D)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/13/2019)

Bill: SB19-101
Title: Prerequisites For Construction Of Managed Lanes
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy (01/23/2019)
Category

Business Practices: Hunter White, Steve Steele, Cindy McCord, Troy Tinberg

Bill Position

Monitor

Priority Bill
Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary

The bill prohibits the department of transportation (CDOT) or any
enterprise of CDOT from constructing or designating a managed lane on
a state highway unless:
  • CDOT or the enterprise, taking safety, productivity, and
public cost considerations into account, considering
multiple highway configuration options and both managed

lane options that include tolling and managed lane options
that do not include tolling, and balancing any safety
impacts against the productivity and other benefits of
capacity expansion and congestion relief, has thoroughly
evaluated specified alternative means of increasing the
capacity of and reducing traffic congestion on the state
highway;
  • CDOT or the enterprise has published detailed written,
data-based findings that clearly establish that when
compared to the addition of one or more managed lanes all
of the alternatives evaluated are unfeasible or too unsafe to
be implemented or would not provide adequate capacity
expansion and congestion relief; and
  • CDOT has complied with new requirements of the bill that
it prepare and make readily available to the public on its
website a written report of the results of its public outreach
efforts relating to the managed lane and annually
summarize the report for the transportation and local
government committee of the house of representatives and
the transportation and energy committee of the senate.
Managed lane is defined to include a toll lane, a high occupancy toll
lane, or a high occupancy vehicle lane.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date
House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
House Committee
Senate SponsorsP. Lundeen (R)
Senate CommitteeTransportation and Energy
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/29/2019)

Bill: SB19-130
Title: Sales Tax Administration
StatusSenate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely (02/12/2019)
Category

Tax & Budget: Gene Pielin, Steve Steele

Bill Position

Monitor

Priority Bill
Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary

The United States Supreme Court, on June 21, 2018, decided
South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., et al., overruling 2 previous United States

Supreme Court cases that stood for the rule that a state could not require
an out-of-state retailer to collect sales tax if the retailer lacked physical
presence in the state. Because of the Wayfair decision, states can require
retailers without physical presence in the state to collect sales tax on
purchases made by in-state customers so long as the sales tax system in
the state is not too burdensome for the out-of-state retailer. The bill
simplifies the state sales tax system for retailers without physical presence
by:
  • Not requiring retailers without physical presence that only
transact limited business in Colorado to collect sales tax;
  • Specifying that only the state's sales tax base, not a local
sales tax base, will apply to all sales made by retailers
without physical presence;
  • Requiring that the department of revenue (department) be
responsible for all state and local sales tax administration
and return processing, including the establishment of a
single form for returns;
  • Specifying that a central audit bureau is the sole entity
within the state that is responsible for auditing retailers
without physical presence and specifying that the central
audit bureau be developed by the department in
coordination with local taxing jurisdictions;
  • Establishing that sales are taxed based on where the goods
are delivered (destination sourcing) for all sales made by
retailers without physical presence in the state, including
local taxing jurisdictions, but specifying that destination
sourcing is not required for sales made by Colorado
retailers;
  • Requiring the department to provide information to
retailers without physical presence that indicates the
taxability of products and services along with any product
and service exemptions from sales tax in the state;
  • Requiring the department to provide retailers without
physical presence a sales tax rate database and a database
of local taxing jurisdiction boundaries;
  • Requiring the department to make available free-of-charge
software that calculates sales taxes due on each transaction
at the time the transaction is completed, files sales tax
returns, and updates to reflect any tax rate changes for the
state or any local taxing jurisdiction;
  • Allowing the department to contract with one or more
certified software providers without regard to the
procurement code to provide the software or provide access
to the software;
  • Allowing a retailer to elect to collect and remit sales tax on
its own, without using the services of a certified software
provider, or allowing a retailer to elect to use the services
of a certified software provider;
  • Specifying that, in providing the software free of charge,
the contracts negotiated between the department and the
certified software providers must provide that all or a
portion of the vendor fee may not be retained by the retailer
electing to utilize the services of a certified software
provider but will instead be retained by the certified
software provider as payment for its services;
  • Requiring the department to establish certification
procedures for persons to be approved as certified software
providers; and
  • Providing the required relief of liability for errors to
retailers without physical presence and other retailers
utilizing the software.
The bill allows local taxing jurisdictions governed by a home rule
charter to opt in by passing an ordinance, resolution, or accepting the
state's administration and distribution of its local sales tax on sales made
by retailers without physical presence that is collected and remitted by
such sellers in accordance with the bill.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date
House SponsorsJ. Rich (R)
C. Larson (R)
House Committee
Senate SponsorsR. Gardner (R)
Senate CommitteeFinance
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/11/2019)

Bill: SB19-131
Title: Exempt Certain Businesses From Destination Sourcing Rule
StatusSenate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely (02/19/2019)
Category

Tax & Budget: Gene Pielin, Steve Steele

Bill Position

Strongly Monitor- Is this a part of another bill?

Priority Bill
Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary

On December 18, 2018, the department of revenue adopted various
emergency rules related to sales tax collection, including a new
destination sourcing rule that requires retailers to collect sales tax based
on where the tangible personal property or service will be delivered
instead of based on the taxing jurisdiction in which the retailer is located.

The bill specifies that the new destination sourcing rule does not
apply to any retailer with physical presence that has generated less than
$100,000 in gross revenue from the sale of tangible personal property or
services outside of the taxing jurisdiction where the retailer is located. For
those particular retailers with physical presence, the sale is sourced to the
retailer's location, regardless of whether the tangible personal property or
service is delivered outside of the taxing jurisdiction in which the retailer
is located. The bill also adds the same exception to the statutory retailer's
use tax collection requirement.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date
House SponsorsK. Van Winkle (R)
J. Arndt (D)
House Committee
Senate SponsorsR. Woodward (R)
Senate CommitteeFinance
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/14/2019)

Bill: SB19-135
Title: State Procurement Disparity Study
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology (02/08/2019)
Category

Business Practices: Hunter White, Steve Steele, Cindy McCord, Troy Tinberg

Bill Position

Need Position

Priority Bill
Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary


To ascertain whether disparities exist between the participation of
historically underutilized businesses and other businesses in the state
procurement system, the bill directs the department of personnel to
contract for a disparity study of the Colorado procurement process and to
make recommendations to address any discrepancies identified by the
study.
The final report including the findings and recommendations from
the study must be provided to the members of the general assembly and
the executive director of the department of personnel (executive director)
no later than December 1, 2020. The bill directs the executive director to
transmit a copy of the final report to the minority business office, which
shall post the report on its official website. In addition, the executive
director is required to include the findings and recommendations from the
study in its report to the applicable house and senate committees of
reference during its hearing pursuant to the State Measurement for
Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act.
The executive director is required to develop a method to track the
number and percentage of all contracts entered into by all principal
departments of the executive branch of state government, institutions of
higher education, and the Colorado commission on higher education that
are awarded during any calendar year to a historically underutilized
business. The executive director is also required to make such
information available on the department of personnel's website.
Any entity that is subject to the disparity study is required to
respond to a request for information in connection with the study as soon
as possible after receiving the request.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date02/25/2019
House SponsorsJ. Buckner (D)
B. Buentello (D)
House Committee
Senate SponsorsR. Rodriguez (D)
A. Williams (D)
Senate CommitteeBusiness, Labor and Technology
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/22/2019)

Bill: SB19-138
Title: Bond Requirements For Public Projects Using Private Financing
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance (02/12/2019)
Category

Business Practices: Hunter White, Steve Steele, Cindy McCord, Troy Tinberg

Bill Position

Support

Priority Bill
Reason for Position
Background
Official Summary

Under current law, when a person, company, firm, corporation, or
contractor (contractor) enters into a contract with a county, municipality,
school district, or, in some instances, any other political subdivision of the
state to perform work in connection with a project that has specified
characteristics, the contractor is required to execute performance bonds
and payment bonds.

The bill specifies that these bonding requirements apply to all
construction contracts situated or located on public real property using
public or private money or public or private financing.

Plan of Action
Hearing Date02/28/2019
House SponsorsS. Bird (D)
House Committee
Senate SponsorsF. Winter (D)
K. Priola (R)
Senate CommitteeFinance
Fiscal Notes 
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