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Bill: HB22-1002
Title: Fifth Year High School Concurrent Enrollment
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/01/2022)
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Intro Date01/12/2022
DescriptionConcerning expanding student access to enrollment in postsecondary courses while the student is enrolled in high school.
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Under current law, a qualified student who is selected to
participate in the accelerating students through concurrent enrollment
(ASCENT) program by the department of education (department) may
enroll in postsecondary courses and be included in the pupil enrollment
of a school district, board of cooperative services, or charter school (local

education provider) for funding during the year following the student's
fourth year of high school. The number of students who are selected to
participate in the ASCENT program is limited each year through the
budget process.
The bill removes the limit on the number of program participants
and allows each qualified student selected by the enrolling local education
provider to participate in the program. The bill reduces the number of
postsecondary credits a qualified student must have completed to be
eligible to participate in the ASCENT program. The bill directs the
department to distribute to each local education provider for each
ASCENT program participant an amount equal to 3% of the per-pupil
extended high school funding amount to pay for non-tuition expenses the
qualified student incurs in participating in the postsecondary courses.
Under existing law, a qualified student who fails to complete a
concurrent enrollment course must repay the local education provider for
the amount of tuition, and a local education provider may require a
qualified student to repay the tuition amount if the qualified student earns
a failing grade for a concurrent enrollment course. The bill repeals these
provisions.

House SponsorsM. Weissman (D)
J. Bacon (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Buckner (D)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed (05/12/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Buckner (D)
House:
M. Weissman (D)
J. Bacon (D)

Bill: HB22-1005
Title: Health-care Preceptors Tax Credit
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/31/2022)
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Intro Date01/12/2022
DescriptionConcerning modifications to the existing tax credit for rural and frontier health-care preceptors.
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- Health Care & Health Insurance
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Under current law, for tax years commencing on or after January
1, 2017, but prior to January 1, 2023, the credit for health-care preceptors
working in rural and frontier areas offers an income tax credit in the
amount of $1,000 to health-care professionals who provide a
preceptorship, an uncompensated mentoring experience for eligible health
professional students that includes a specified minimum amount of

personalized instruction, training, and supervision, during the applicable
income tax year.
The bill modifies the tax credit by:
  • Extending the period for which the tax credit may be
claimed to tax years commencing prior to January 1, 2033;
  • Allowing up to 300, rather than 200, preceptors to claim
the credit in any tax year;
  • Expanding who may offer a preceptorship to include a
medical doctor, doctor of osteopathic medicine, advanced
practice nurse, physician assistant, doctor of dental surgery
or doctor of dental medicine, registered nurse, registered
dental hygienist, licensed clinical or counseling
psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, licensed
professional counselor, licensed marriage and family
therapist, psychiatric nurse specialist, licensed addiction
counselor, or certified addiction counselor working in an
outpatient clinical setting who has been licensed in his or
her primary health-care field in the state by the applicable
licensing authority;
  • Expanding who may participate in a preceptorship to
include individuals matriculating at any accredited
Colorado institution of higher education seeking a degree
or certification in a primary health-care field;
  • Allowing nonconsecutive days to be counted when
determining the eligibility of a preceptorship for the credit;
  • Modifying the definitions of rural areas, preceptorship,
and primary health-care for purposes of the tax credit;
  • Modifying the certification requirements for taxpayers who
claim the tax credit; and
  • Providing a tax preference performance statement for the
tax credit.

House SponsorsJ. McCluskie (D)
P. Will (R)
Senate SponsorsB. Rankin (R)
House CommitteeHealth and Insurance
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusGovernor Signed (06/01/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
B. Rankin (R)
House:
J. McCluskie (D)
P. Will (R)

Bill: HB22-1010
Title: Early Childhood Educator Income Tax Credit
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/10/2022)
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Intro Date01/12/2022
DescriptionConcerning an income tax credit for eligible early childhood educators, and in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative
Commission. For 5 income tax years, the bill creates a refundable income
tax credit for an eligible early childhood educator who:
  • Has an adjusted gross income below specified thresholds;
and
  • For at least 6 months of the taxable year, holds an early

childhood professional credential and is either the head of
a family child care home or is employed with an eligible
early childhood education program or a family child care
home.
The bill specifies that an early childhood education program must
have achieved at least a level 2 quality rating under the Colorado shines
quality rating and improvement system and either have fiscal agreements
with the Colorado child care assistance program or meet the federal early
head start or head start standards for a program. The amount of the credit
is dependent on the eligible early childhood educator's credentialing level
and is annually adjusted for inflation.
The department of human services, or a successor department, is
required to provide the department of revenue with an electronic report
of each individual who held an early childhood professional credential
during the previous calendar year for which the credit is allowed.

House SponsorsE. Sirota (D)
T. Van Beber (R)
Senate SponsorsJ. Buckner (D)
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusGovernor Signed (06/03/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Buckner (D)
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House:
E. Sirota (D)
T. Van Beber (R)

Bill: HB22-1011
Title: Wildfire Mitigation Incentives For Local Governments
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/04/2022)
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Intro Date01/12/2022
DescriptionConcerning the establishment of a state grant program that provides funding to local governments that dedicate resources for wildfire mitigation purposes.
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Wildfire Matters Review Committee. The bill establishes the
wildfire mitigation incentives for local government grant program (grant
program) in the Colorado state forest service (forest service). The grant
program is established to provide state funding assistance in the form of
grant awards to local governments to match revenue raised by such

governments from a dedicated revenue source that is intended to be used
for forest management or wildfire mitigation efforts at the local level.
Such wildfire mitigation efforts include, without limitation, projects that
promote fuel breaks, forest thinning, a reduction in the amount or extent
of fuels contributing to wildfires, outreach and education efforts directed
at property owners and other members of the public, and any other means
of forest management or wildfire mitigation as determined appropriate for
funding by the forest service.
The grant program is administered by the forest service.
On or before March 1, 2023, the forest service is required to adopt
polices, procedures, and guidelines for the grant program that include,
without limitation:
  • Procedures and timelines by which an eligible recipient
may apply for a grant;
  • Criteria for determining grant eligibility and grant amounts;
and
  • Reporting requirements for grant recipients.
Any funding awarded under the grant program must match
revenues raised by the local government from a dedicated revenue source
that is intended to be used for forest management or wildfire mitigation
efforts at the local level in accordance with policies, procedures, and
guidelines developed by the forest service.
In allocating funding under the grant program, preference will be
given to certain eligible recipients based on prioritization factors
enumerated in the bill.
Eligible recipients may apply for funding from the grant program,
and the recipient's application for funding may be approved by the forest
service, before the local government has created a dedicated revenue
source that forms the basis for the match if the electors of the local
government approve a ballot issue creating the revenue source at an
election that takes place in the same calendar year in which the funding
is awarded.
The bill creates the wildfire mitigation incentives local government
grant program fund in the state treasury.
On or before November 1, 2024, and on or before November 1 of
each year thereafter, the forest service is required to publish a report
summarizing the use of all of the money that was awarded under the grant
program in the preceding fiscal year. The bill specifies additional required
components of the report. The report must be posted on the website of the
forest service. The bill requires the Colorado department of higher
education to summarize the information contained in the report in its
State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent
(SMART) Government Act hearings.
The bill requires the forest service to prepare educational materials
concerning the grant program and to display such materials on its official
website. In addition, the forest service is also required to undertake
outreach activities to inform local governments located in priority areas
for wildfire mitigation of the grant program.

House SponsorsL. Cutter (D)
M. Snyder (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
T. Story (D)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate CommitteeAppropriations
StatusGovernor Signed (06/03/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
P. Lee (D)
T. Story (D)
House:
L. Cutter (D)
M. Snyder (D)

Bill: HB22-1012
Title: Wildfire Mitigation And Recovery
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/06/2022)
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Intro Date01/12/2022
DescriptionConcerning healthy forests, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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Wildfire Matters Review Committee. Section 1 of the bill
creates the wildfire mitigation and recovery grant program (grant
program) in the Colorado state forest service (forest service) to provide
grants to help counties with forested areas prevent and recover from
wildfire incidents and ensure that such efforts are undertaken in a manner

that reduces the amount of carbon that enters the atmosphere. In
expending grant money, a county, to the extent practicable, shall ensure
that biomass that is removed from forests is recycled or disposed of in a
manner that reduces the amount of carbon that enters the atmosphere.
The forest service shall administer the grant program and, subject
to available appropriations, award grants out of money annually
appropriated to the forest service for the grant program. The forest service
shall review grant applications in consultation with the division of fire
prevention and control in the department of public safety and with the
Colorado forest health council in the department of natural resources.
The grant program is repealed, effective September 1, 2028.
Before the repeal, the grant program is scheduled for a sunset review by
the department of regulatory agencies. Section 2 schedules this review.

House SponsorsD. Valdez (D)
L. Cutter (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
J. Ginal (D)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusGovernor Signed (06/03/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
P. Lee (D)
J. Ginal (D)
House:
D. Valdez (D)
L. Cutter (D)

Bill: HB22-1013
Title: Microgrids For Community Resilience Grant Program
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/03/2022)
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Intro Date01/12/2022
DescriptionConcerning the creation of a grant program to build community resilience regarding electric grid disruptions through the development of microgrids, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill creates the microgrids for community resilience grant
program (grant program) to be administered by the division of local
government (division) in the department of local affairs (department), in
collaboration with the Colorado resiliency office (office) in the division.
A cooperative electric association or a municipally owned utility (utility)

may apply to the division for a grant award to finance the purchase of
microgrid resources in eligible rural communities within the utility's
service territory that are at significant risk of severe weather or natural
disaster events and in which there are one or more community anchor
institutions. The microgrids, which can be connected to or be
disconnected from, and work independent of, the utility's electric grid,
can increase an eligible rural community's resilience regarding any
interruptions to the electric grid, such as those caused by severe weather
or natural disaster events. On an annual basis, the division is required to
report on the progress of the grant program, submit copies of the report
to the house of representatives energy and environment committee and
the senate transportation and energy committee, or their successor
committees, and publish the report on the department's website.

House SponsorsM. Snyder (D)
R. Pelton (R)
Senate SponsorsF. Winter (D)
D. Hisey (R)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate CommitteeTransportation and Energy
StatusGovernor Signed (06/02/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
F. Winter (D)
D. Hisey (R)
House:
M. Snyder (D)
R. Pelton (R)

Bill: HB22-1020
Title: Customer Right To Use Energy
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/25/2022)
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Intro Date01/12/2022
DescriptionConcerning a guarantee of a customer's right to use energy.
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The bill prohibits a state agency, local government, and common
interest community from limiting or prohibiting the use of natural gas,
propane, solar photovoltaics, micro wind turbines, or small hydroelectric
power for electricity generation, cooking, hot water, or space heating in
residences, units, or businesses.

House SponsorsD. Woog (R)
Senate SponsorsB. Kirkmeyer (R)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Energy & Environment Postpone Indefinitely (02/03/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House:
D. Woog (R)

Bill: HB22-1021
Title: Reduce State Income Tax Rate
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/19/2022)
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Intro Date01/12/2022
DescriptionConcerning a reduction of the state income tax rate.
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For income tax years commencing on and after January 1, 2022,
the bill reduces both the individual and the corporate state income tax
rates from 4.55% to 4.4%. The bill also exempts the rate reductions from
the existing statutory requirements that tax expenditure legislation include
a tax preference performance statement in a statutory legislative
declaration and a repeal after a specified period of tax years.

House SponsorsK. Ransom (R)
Senate SponsorsJ. Sonnenberg (R)
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/14/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Sonnenberg (R)
House:
K. Ransom (R)

Bill: HB22-1026
Title: Alternative Transportation Options Tax Credit
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/06/2022)
Hearing Date
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Intro Date01/12/2022
DescriptionConcerning the replacement of the income tax deduction for amounts spent by an employer to provide alternative transportation options to employees with an income tax credit for amounts spent by an employer for that purpose, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning Tax Policy. The
bill replaces an existing income tax deduction for expenses incurred by

employers when providing alternative transportation options to employees
with a refundable income tax credit of 50% of such expenses for such
employers. The credit is allowed for income tax years beginning on or
after January 1, 2023, but before January 1, 2033.

House SponsorsS. Bird (D)
D. Woog (R)
Senate SponsorsL. Liston (R)
C. Hansen (D)
House CommitteeFinance
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusSigned by the President of the Senate (05/31/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
L. Liston (R)
C. Hansen (D)
House:
S. Bird (D)
D. Woog (R)

Bill: HB22-1033
Title: Constitutional Carry Of A Handgun
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/19/2022)
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Intro Date01/12/2022
DescriptionConcerning the authority to carry a handgun.
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The bill grants a person who is at least 21 years old and permitted
to possess a handgun pursuant to federal and state law the same authority
to carry a concealed handgun as a person who holds a permit to carry a
concealed handgun (permit). A person who carries a concealed handgun
without a permit has the same rights, limitations, and authority to carry as
a person who holds a permit. A person may obtain a permit for the
purpose of using the permit to carry a concealed handgun in another state
that recognizes a Colorado permit.

Under existing law, a permit is valid for 5 years. The bill makes a
permit valid for the life of the permit holder. Existing permits, other than
temporary emergency permits, are converted to lifetime permits. Because
permits are valid for the life of the holder, the bill repeals provisions
relating to the renewal of permits. The bill repeals the temporary
emergency permit to carry a concealed handgun.
The bill repeals local government authority to regulate open or
concealed carry of a handgun, including repealing the authority of special
districts and the governing boards of institutions of higher education, as
applicable.

House SponsorsR. Hanks (R)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteePublic and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely (02/08/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:

House:
R. Hanks (R)

Bill: HB22-1045
Title: Statutory Initiative Petition Signature Requirements
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/31/2022)
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Intro Date01/12/2022
DescriptionConcerning a requirement that any petition for a citizen-initiated statutory change be signed by at least two percent of the registered electors who reside in each state senate district for the change to be placed on the ballot.
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The Colorado constitution currently requires any petition for a
citizen-initiated constitutional amendment to be signed by at least 2% of

the registered electors who reside in each state senate district for the
change to be placed on the ballot. If a constitutional amendment that
extends this requirement to a citizen-initiated statutory change is
approved by the voters of the state at the 2022 general election, the bill
makes a conforming statutory change to extend the requirement.

House SponsorsR. Holtorf (R)
Senate SponsorsJ. Sonnenberg (R)
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (01/31/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Sonnenberg (R)
House:
R. Holtorf (R)

Bill: HB22-1050
Title: International Medical Graduate Integrate Health-care Workforce
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DescriptionConcerning facilitating the integration of international medical graduates into the Colorado health-care workforce.
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Section 1 of the bill makes legislative declarations and findings
regarding the shortage of health-care providers in the state, the presence
of qualified, internationally trained medical professionals in the state, the
ability of those professionals to assist the state in addressing health-care
workforce needs, the barriers to entry into the health-care workforce these

professionals face, and the need to reduce those barriers to facilitate the
integration of these professionals into the state's health-care workforce.
Section 2 establishes the following 2 programs in the department
of labor and employment (CDLE) to assist international medical
graduates (IMGs) seeking to integrate into the state's health-care
workforce:
  • The IMG assistance program, the purpose of which is to
provide direct services to IMGs, including a review of an
IMG's education, training, and experience to recommend
appropriate next steps for integrating IMGs into the state's
health-care workforce; technical support through the
credential evaluation process; and scholarships to assist in
defraying the medical licensure process; and
  • The clinical readiness program, the purpose of which is to
provide curriculum for and assessments of IMGs to help
them build the skills necessary to enter a medical residency
program.
Section 2 also directs the executive director of CDLE to include
in its annual report to the general assembly pursuant to the State
Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART)
Government Act information about the IMG assistance program, the
clinical readiness program, and any progress made in addressing barriers
IMGs face in securing positions in medical residency programs.
Section 3 authorizes the executive director of the department of
regulatory agencies (DORA), subject to available funding, to award
funding to medical residency programs to provide additional residency
positions dedicated to qualified IMGs and directs the executive director
of DORA to report on any funding awarded for this purpose as part of
DORA's annual report to the general assembly pursuant to the State
Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART)
Government Act.
With regard to requirements for licensure under the Colorado
Medical Practice Act (act):
  • Section 4 defines IMG for purposes of the act;
  • Section 5 reduces the length of postgraduate clinical
training that an IMG must complete to qualify for a
medical license from up to 3 years to one year; and
  • Section 6 allows an IMG to obtain a reentry license if the
IMG has a current or expired international medical license
and meets Colorado medical board-specified qualifications
and requirements, including an assessment of the IMG's
competency to practice.

House SponsorsN. Ricks (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Buckner (D)
House CommitteeHealth and Insurance
Senate CommitteeAppropriations
StatusSigned by the Speaker of the House (05/25/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Buckner (D)
House:
N. Ricks (D)

Bill: HB22-1051
Title: Mod Affordable Housing Tax Credit
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/04/2022)
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Intro Date01/13/2022
DescriptionConcerning modification of the Colorado affordable housing tax credit, and, in connection therewith, extending the time during which the credit may be claimed and increasing the yearly amount of credits that can be allocated.
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The Colorado housing and finance authority (CHFA), under the
Colorado affordable tax credit program, may allocate income tax credits

in an annual aggregate amount of up to $10 million for the years
beginning on January 1, 2020, and ending on December 31, 2024. The
bill extends this period to December 31, 2034, and increases the annual
aggregate cap for the years beginning on January 1, 2023, and ending on
December 31, 2034, to $15 million.

House SponsorsH. McKean (R)
S. Bird (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Zenzinger (D)
D. Hisey (R)
House CommitteeTransportation and Local Government
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusGovernor Signed (05/26/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
R. Zenzinger (D)
D. Hisey (R)
House:
H. McKean (R)
S. Bird (D)

Bill: HB22-1056
Title: Emergency Temporary Care For Children
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/08/2022)
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Intro Date01/13/2022
DescriptionConcerning emergency temporary care for children, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill permits county departments of human or social services
(county departments) to enter into an agreement with one or more
facilities to provide emergency temporary shelter to children who are
neglected and dependent, who are taken into temporary custody, or who
have had contact with law enforcement and are unable to return home.
Emergency temporary shelter is described in the bill as the temporary

care of a child in a physically unrestricted setting for no more than 5 days,
pending a return to the child's home or placement in an alternate setting.
Receiving temporary care in emergency temporary shelter is voluntary,
and a child may leave emergency temporary shelter at any time.
A county department may contract with any of the following
facilities to provide emergency temporary shelter in the county: Group
care facilities and homes or a foster care home, homeless youth shelter,
residential child care facility, respite child care center, specialized group
facility, or any other licensed or certified 24-hour nonsecure care and
treatment facility away from the child's parent or guardian. A county can
enter into agreements with more than one facility, and 2 or more counties
may jointly enter into an agreement with a facility.
The bill requires the general assembly to appropriate money to the
state department of human services (state department) for emergency
temporary shelter services. The state department allocates the money to
a county after approving the county's emergency temporary shelter plan.

House SponsorsD. Michaelson Jenet (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Moreno (D)
House CommitteePublic and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
StatusSigned by the President of the Senate (05/31/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
D. Moreno (D)
House:
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)

Bill: HB22-1059
Title: Two-thirds Voting Requirement For Bills With Fees
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/01/2022)
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Intro Date01/14/2022
DescriptionConcerning a requirement that any bill that imposes, increases, or authorizes the imposition of a fee be approved by a two-thirds vote of all members elected to each house of the general assembly to become law.
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The bill creates a requirement that any bill that imposes a new fee,
authorizes the imposition of a new fee, increases an existing fee, or
authorizes the increase of an existing fee be approved by a two-thirds vote

of all members elected to each house of the general assembly to become
law. The two-thirds vote requirement applies only to the vote on final
passage of such a bill in each house of the general assembly.
The bill defines a fee as a charge that is levied to defray the cost
of the particular government service provided to those charged and not
levied for the purpose of raising any revenue for a general public purpose.

House SponsorsM. Soper (R)
Senate SponsorsJ. Sonnenberg (R)
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/21/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Sonnenberg (R)
House:
M. Soper (R)

Bill: HB22-1060
Title: Contribution Limits School Dist Dir Candidate
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Hearing Date
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Intro Date01/14/2022
DescriptionConcerning the establishment of contribution limits under the "Fair Campaign Practices Act" for candidates for school district director, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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Current law regulating campaign finance does not set limits on
contributions to candidates for school district director.
Section 2 of the bill:
  • Sets aggregate limits on contributions to candidates for
school district director from persons other than small donor

committees for any regular biennial or special school
election in the amount of $2,500; and
  • Sets aggregate limits on contributions to candidates for
school district director from small donor committees for
any regular biennial or special school election in the
amount of $25,000.
The bill requires that these aggregate contribution limits be
periodically adjusted for inflation consistent with other contribution
limits.
Section 3 subjects the new contribution limits to existing statutory
provisions governing the disclosure of campaign contributions.
Section 4 contains requirements governing when a candidate for
school district director is required to disclose information concerning
campaign contributions and clarifies that such candidates are required to
file their disclosure with the secretary of state.

House SponsorsE. Sirota (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusGovernor Signed (04/13/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Gonzales (D)
House:
E. Sirota (D)

Bill: HB22-1062
Title: Expand Sales And Use Tax Exemption For Food
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Hearing Date
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Intro Date01/14/2022
DescriptionConcerning the expansion of the sales and use tax exemption for food to include food that is not prepared for domestic home consumption.
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The bill expands the state sales and use tax exemption for food,
which currently exempts most food for domestic home consumption, by
also exempting from state sales and use tax most food that is not for
domestic home consumption and is instead prepared for on-site
consumption at a restaurant, grocery store, or other establishment or to be

carried out and consumed without additional cooking or preparation.

House SponsorsH. McKean (R)
Senate SponsorsD. Hisey (R)
House CommitteeFinance
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely (05/02/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
D. Hisey (R)
House:
H. McKean (R)

Bill: HB22-1063
Title: Jail Standards Commission
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/28/2022)
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Intro Date01/14/2022
DescriptionConcerning creation of a jail standards commission to standardize the operation of Colorado jails, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill creates the Colorado jail standards commission
(commission) in the department of public safety. The commission creates
standards for the operation of Colorado's county jails (jails) and updates
the standards as necessary. The commission consists of the following 20
members:
  • 5 sheriffs or senior jail administrators;

  • 2 county commissioners;
  • 3 people with lived experience of being incarcerated or
having a family member who is or was incarcerated in a
jail;
  • One mental health professional with experience working in
a jail;
  • One health professional with experience working in a jail;
  • One person representing a lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, or queer advocacy organization;
  • One person representing an organization advocating for the
rights of people with disabilities;
  • One person representing an organization advocating for the
rights of communities of color;
  • One person representing an organization advocating for the
rights of persons with mental or physical disabilities;
  • One non-law-enforcement person with experience working
in a jail, appointed by the executive director of the
department of public safety;
  • The state public defender or the state public defender's
designee;
  • One district attorney, appointed by the Colorado district
attorneys' council; and
  • One person representing the department of public safety
with expertise in jail operations.
The commission shall develop standards for all aspects of jail
operations as follows:
  • Reception and release;
  • Classification of inmates;
  • Security;
  • Housing;
  • Sanitation and environmental conditions;
  • Communication;
  • Visitation;
  • Health care, mental and behavioral health care, and dental
care;
  • Food service;
  • Recreation and programming;
  • Inmate disciplinary processes;
  • Restrictive housing;
  • Inmate grievances;
  • Staffing; and
  • Inmates' prerogatives.
The commission shall establish standards regarding oversight of
the standards; compliance with the standards, including a requirement for
a biennial compliance inspection of each jail; a complaint process and
investigation process; and possible sanctions for noncompliance with or
violations of the standards. The department of public safety shall
promulgate rules adopting the standards and possible sanctions.
The department of public safety shall provide oversight of the
implementation of the standards. The commission shall evaluate the
effectiveness of the standards after implementation and make any needed
changes to the standards.
The bill sunsets the commission on September 1, 2029.

House SponsorsA. Benavidez (D)
J. Amabile (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Cooke (R)
J. Coleman (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSigned by the President of the Senate (06/06/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Cooke (R)
J. Coleman (D)
House:
A. Benavidez (D)
J. Amabile (D)

Bill: HB22-1067
Title: Clarifiying Changes To Ensure Prompt Bond Hearings
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/20/2022)
Hearing Date
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Intro Date01/14/2022
DescriptionConcerning clarifying changes to measures that ensure defendants have a prompt bond hearing, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing an appropriation.
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Under current law, when a defendant is detained in jail on a
municipal hold, the defendant must receive a hearing before the
municipal court within 2 calendar days, excluding Sundays and federal
holidays. The bill requires the hearing to be held within 48 hours after the
defendant arrives at the jail.
The bill makes clarifying changes to the district attorney assistance

for bond hearings grant program and repeals the district attorney
assistance for bond hearings cash fund.

House SponsorsS. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
S. Woodrow (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
R. Rodriguez (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (05/27/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
P. Lee (D)
R. Rodriguez (D)
House:
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
S. Woodrow (D)

Bill: HB22-1069
Title: Parent Authority To Request Public School Reforms
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date01/18/2022
DescriptionConcerning parents' authority to request reforms for low-performing schools.
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The bill authorizes the parents of children enrolled in a
low-performing school, or the parents of children enrolled in schools that
matriculate to a low-performing school, (petitioner) to petition the school
district board of education for the low-performing school, or the state
charter school institute board if the low-performing school is an institute
charter school, (oversight board) to implement specified reforms. A

school is considered low-performing if it is required to adopt a priority
improvement or turnaround plan for 2 consecutive school years. The bill
specifies the types of reforms that a petitioner may request and the
requirements for petitions. A petition must be signed by at least 50% of
the parents of students enrolled in the low-performing school or in
schools that matriculate to the low-performing school.
If an oversight board receives a valid petition, the oversight board
must hold a meeting at which the petitioner may present the requested
reforms. The oversight board may propose alternative reforms, and the
petitioner may amend the requested reforms or withdraw the petition. At
the conclusion of the meeting, if the petitioner has not withdrawn the
petition, the oversight board must vote whether to implement the reforms,
as originally presented or as amended, and, if applicable, adopt a plan to
implement the reforms by the following school year.
If the oversight board chooses not to approve and adopt a plan to
implement the reforms, the petitioner may submit the petition to the state
board of education (state board) and may consider recall procedures
against the oversight board if it is a school district board of education.
If the state board receives a petition, it must hold a public hearing
at which it takes testimony from the petitioners, other eligible parents, and
the oversight board concerning the requested reforms. At the conclusion
of the hearing, the state board must decide whether to require the school
district or state charter school institute, whichever is applicable, to
implement the reforms or to require other specified actions. If the state
board requires the school district or the institute to take actions, the
low-performing school is subject to the same oversight and requirements
that apply to public schools that have been on priority improvement or
turnaround plans for 5 school years.

House SponsorsR. Bockenfeld (R)
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (03/03/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
K. Priola (R)
House:
R. Bockenfeld (R)

Bill: HB22-1078
Title: Voting Systems Standards Adoption
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/11/2022)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
Intro Date01/19/2022
DescriptionConcerning the adoption of voting systems standards, and, in connection therewith, requiring the adoption of voting systems standards promulgated by the federal election assistance commission and allowing the secretary of state to promulgate voting systems standards.
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Beginning January 1, 2023, the bill requires that all voting systems

and voting equipment satisfy the latest voting systems standards
promulgated by the federal election assistance commission. The bill also
allows the secretary of state to promulgate rules requiring that voting
systems and voting equipment satisfy additional requirements, so long as
such requirements meet or exceed the latest voting systems standards
promulgated by the federal election assistance commission.

House SponsorsM. Baisley (R)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/14/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:

House:
M. Baisley (R)

Bill: HB22-1082
Title: Establish Fair Housing Unit Department Of Law
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/08/2022)
Hearing Date
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Intro Date01/19/2022
DescriptionConcerning the enforcement of state housing laws by the department of law, and, in connection therewith, establishing a fair housing unit within the department of law.
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The bill:
  • Expands the statutory list of state laws for which the
attorney general may bring civil and criminal enforcement

actions to include various statutory provisions relating to
housing; and
  • Creates the fair housing unit within the department of law.

House SponsorsE. Hooton (D)
J. Bacon (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (05/17/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Gonzales (D)
House:
E. Hooton (D)
J. Bacon (D)

Bill: HB22-1083
Title: Colorado Homeless Contribution Income Tax Credit
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date01/19/2022
DescriptionConcerning the creation of the Colorado homeless contribution income tax credit, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill repeals an existing income tax credit available to
taxpayers who make contributions to enterprise zone administrators to
promote temporary, emergency, or transitional housing programs for
people experiencing homelessness and replaces that income tax credit
with one that is available in the entire state. Instead of having the
enterprise zone administrators and the office of economic development

manage the credit, the bill places that responsibility on the division of
housing in the department of local affairs.
The bill also expands the scope so that a taxpayer may claim the
tax credit when permissible contributions are made not only to an
approved project, but also to approved nonprofit organizations providing
certain qualifying activities.
The amount of the income tax credit remains the same for each
contribution; except that, for contributions made in an underserved, rural
county, the amount is 30% rather than 25%, and the new credit is capped
at $750,000 in contributions for the nonprofit organization, and if the
nonprofit organization also administers one or more approved projects,
the new credit is capped at an additional $750,000 per project. The new
credit's availability is limited to 8 years, and, in the same manner as the
enterprise zone tax credit that is being repealed, any credit in excess of a
taxpayer's liability for the income tax year for which the credit is claimed
may be carried forward for up to 5 years.

House SponsorsK. Tipper (D)
J. Rich (R)
Senate SponsorsF. Winter (D)
C. Simpson (R)
House CommitteeFinance
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusGovernor Signed (05/31/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
F. Winter (D)
C. Simpson (R)
House:
K. Tipper (D)
J. Rich (R)

Bill: HB22-1084
Title: Ineligible Jurors Voter Registration
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/10/2022)
Hearing Date
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Intro Date01/19/2022
DescriptionConcerning cancellation of the voter registration of certain ineligible jurors, and, in connection therewith, requiring the state court administrator to provide the secretary of state with a report of all persons who report as ineligible to serve as a trial or grand juror because they are either not a citizen or do not reside in the county in which they are summoned for juror service and requiring the cancellation of the voter registration of those jurors.
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The bill requires the state court administrator to provide the
secretary of state with a report of all persons who report as ineligible to
serve as a trial or grand juror because they are either not a citizen or do
not reside in the county in which they are summoned for juror service.
The bill also requires the secretary of state to forward this report to each
county clerk and recorder.
The bill then requires county clerk and recorders to cancel the
voter registration of any elector who is either not a citizen or does not
reside in the county and who the county clerk and recorders have received
notice of from the state court administrator's report. The secretary of state
may cancel the voter registration of any elector who is not a citizen and
who the secretary of state has received notice of from the state court
administrator's report.
Nothing in the bill allows a county clerk and recorder or the
secretary of state to cancel the registration of a uniformed-service voter
who is absent from the county in which he or she is registered to vote by
reason of active duty.

House SponsorsA. Pico (R)
Senate SponsorsD. Hisey (R)
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/14/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
D. Hisey (R)
House:
A. Pico (R)

Bill: HB22-1086
Title: The Vote Without Fear Act
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/15/2022)
Hearing Date
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Intro Date01/19/2022
DescriptionConcerning prohibiting openly carrying firearms at a voting location.
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The bill prohibits a person from openly carrying a firearm within
any polling location or central count facility, or within 100 feet of a ballot
drop box or any building in which a polling location or central count
facility is located, while an election or any related ongoing election
administration activity is in progress. Exceptions are made for persons
who own private property within the 100-foot buffer zone to carry a

firearm on the private property and for peace officers acting within the
scope and authority of their duties to carry a firearm.
Openly carrying a firearm inside or within 100 feet of a polling
location, central count facility, or drop box is a misdemeanor, punishable
by a maximum $1,000 fine, up to 364 days imprisonment in the county
jail, or both.

House SponsorsT. Sullivan (D)
J. Bacon (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusGovernor Signed (03/30/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
R. Fields (D)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House:
T. Sullivan (D)
J. Bacon (D)

Bill: HB22-1094
Title: Medicaid Assistance For Survivors Of Torture
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date01/20/2022
DescriptionConcerning eligibility for medical assistance for survivors of torture.
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Beginning January 1, 2023, the bill grants a survivor of torture
who is receiving care and rehabilitation services from a rehabilitative
service provider eligibility for medical assistance without federal
financial participation.

House SponsorsN. Ricks (D)
B. Titone (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House CommitteeHealth and Insurance
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed (05/12/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
R. Fields (D)
House:
N. Ricks (D)
B. Titone (D)

Bill: HB22-1096
Title: Bill Drafting Transparency
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date01/20/2022
DescriptionConcerning an increase in the transparency of bill requests made by members of the general assembly.
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The bill requires the office of legislative legal services (office) to
publish drafts on the general assembly's website (website) of any bills that
may be introduced as one of a legislator's 5 bills by right (covered bills).
Specifically, the bill establishes the following requirements for the office:
  • 40 days prior to the 1st day of a regular legislative session,
the office is required to publish the current draft of a

returning member's covered bill;
  • 30 days prior to the 1st day of a regular legislative session,
the office is required to publish the subject of a new
member's request for a covered bill;
  • 10 days prior to the 1st day of a regular legislative session,
the office is required to publish the current draft of a new
member's covered bill;
  • If there is no draft as of the deadline, the office is required
to publish the subject of the request for the covered bill and
then publish the draft as soon as it has been completed;
  • A redraft of the covered bill is required to be published;
and
  • The office is required to publish a notice of any covered
bill that is withdrawn after the bill subject or draft has been
published on the website.
To accommodate the deadlines for publishing the bill drafts and
subjects on the website, the bill establishes the following bill request
deadlines for covered bills:
  • 70 days prior to the 1st day of a regular legislative session
for a returning member; and
  • 33 days prior to the 1st day of a regular legislative session
for a new member.

House SponsorsS. Luck (R)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/10/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:

House:
S. Luck (R)

Bill: HB22-1102
Title: Veterans And Military Status In Fair Housing
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/01/2022)
Hearing Date
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Intro Date01/20/2022
DescriptionConcerning protected classes in fair housing practices, and, in connection therewith, including a veteran or military status as a protected class.
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The bill forbids anyone selling or renting a dwelling from
discriminating against an individual based on their veteran or military
status. The bill forbids anyone from refusing to negotiate for housing with
an individual on the basis of their veteran or military status or otherwise
denying or withholding housing on the basis of an individual's veteran or

military status. For purposes of the bill, an individual who was
dishonorably discharged from military service does not have veteran or
military status.

House SponsorsT. Sullivan (D)
D. Ortiz (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Gardner (R)
N. Hinrichsen (D)
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (04/04/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
R. Gardner (R)
N. Hinrichsen (D)
House:
T. Sullivan (D)
D. Ortiz (D)

Bill: HB22-1105
Title: Deadly Force Against Intruder At A Business
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/25/2022)
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Intro Date01/20/2022
DescriptionConcerning the use of deadly physical force against a person who has made an illegal entry into a place of business.
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The bill extends the right to use deadly physical force against an
intruder under certain conditions to include owners, managers, and
employees of a business.

House SponsorsS. Sandridge (R)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/28/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:

House:
S. Sandridge (R)

Bill: HB22-1106
Title: Concealed Handguns On School Grounds
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date01/20/2022
DescriptionConcerning allowing concealed handgun permit holders to carry concealed handguns on school grounds.
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With certain exceptions, current law prohibits a concealed carry
permit holder from carrying a concealed handgun on public elementary,
middle, junior high, or high school grounds. The bill removes this
limitation. The bill prohibits a local government from prohibiting carrying
a concealed handgun on school grounds by a person who has a valid
concealed carry permit.

House SponsorsP. Neville (R)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/28/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:

House:
P. Neville (R)

Bill: HB22-1107
Title: Inclusive Higher Education Opportunities
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date01/20/2022
DescriptionConcerning measures related to creating higher education opportunities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill creates in the department of higher education (department)
the inclusive higher education grant program to provide grants to state
institutions of higher education for the purpose of establishing, or
expanding existing, inclusive higher education programs for students with
intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The bill requires the department to contract with an organization
that has demonstrated success in assisting students with intellectual and
developmental disabilities attend institutions of higher education to
administer the grant program, perform annual evaluations of the grant
recipients, and produce an annual report that is submitted to the education
committees of the house of representatives and the senate.

House SponsorsM. Young (D)
M. Bradfield (R)
Senate SponsorsJ. Cooke (R)
J. Bridges (D)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate CommitteeAppropriations
StatusGovernor Signed (05/26/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Cooke (R)
J. Bridges (D)
House:
M. Young (D)
M. Bradfield (R)

Bill: HB22-1121
Title: Supporting Local Media
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/18/2022)
Hearing Date
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Intro Date01/21/2022
DescriptionConcerning supporting local media.
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The bill requires all state departments to spend at least 50% of the
money they spend on advertising to Colorado residents in a fiscal year on
advertising through local newspapers. The bill further requires all
departments to report on their advertising spending during their annual
State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent
(SMART) Government Act presentations.
The bill also creates an income tax credit for supporting local
newspapers. For income tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2023,

but before January 1, 2033:
  • A taxpayer is allowed a credit against their income taxes in
an amount equal to 50%, not to exceed $250, of the total
amount paid by the taxpayer for local newspaper
subscriptions or memberships for the personal use of the
taxpayer and of the contributions made by the taxpayer to
nonprofit local newspapers; and
  • A small business is allowed a credit against their income
taxes, not to exceed $2,500, in an amount equal to the
amount paid by the eligible small business for local
newspaper advertising.
If the amount of the credit allowed exceeds the amount of income
taxes otherwise due in the income tax year for which the credit is being
claimed, the bill permits the amount of the credit not used in the income
tax year to be carried forward as a credit against subsequent years' income
tax liability for a period not to exceed 10 years. Any amount of the credit
that is not used after such period is not refunded to the taxpayer.

House SponsorsL. Cutter (D)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeBusiness Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed (05/12/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:

House:
L. Cutter (D)

Bill: HB22-1123
Title: Standard Deduction Adjustment
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Intro Date01/21/2022
DescriptionConcerning an inflationary adjustment to the federal standard deduction for purposes of providing state income tax relief.
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For the purposes of determining state taxable income and
calculating state income tax for taxpayers who claim the standard
deduction allowed under section 63 (c) of the internal revenue code, the
bill subtracts an amount from the taxpayer's federal taxable income equal
to the standard deduction claimed by the taxpayer not adjusted pursuant

to section 63 (c)(4) or (c)(7)(B)(ii) of the internal revenue code multiplied
by the combination of:
  • The percentage change in the United States department of
labor's bureau of labor statistics consumer price index for
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood for all items paid by all urban
consumers, or its applicable predecessor or successor
index, (CPI) in the most recent year compared to 2017; and
  • Twenty thousandths of a percent for every percent that the
United States department of labor's bureau of labor
statistics motor fuel index, or its applicable predecessor or
successor index, exceeds the increase in CPI since 2017.
The subtraction is only allowed for income tax years commencing
on or after January 1, 2023.

House SponsorsT. Geitner (R)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeFinance
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely (04/25/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:

House:
T. Geitner (R)

Bill: HB22-1125
Title: Income Tax Rate Reduction
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date01/21/2022
DescriptionConcerning a requirement that any state income tax rate reduction implemented temporarily in order to refund excess state revenues remain in effect permanently.
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One of the mechanisms for refunding state revenues in excess of
the state fiscal year spending limit imposed by the Taxpayer's Bill of
Rights (TABOR) is a temporary income tax rate reduction. For any state
fiscal year commencing on or after July 1, 2022, the bill makes this
income tax rate reduction permanent and establishes the reduction as

always equaling a .05% reduction of the current income tax rate.
Thus, under the bill, every year when the executive director of the
department of revenue determines it is necessary to reduce the state
income tax, both the individual state income tax rate and the corporate tax
rate are permanently reduced by .05%.
The bill exempts the state income tax rate and corporate tax rate
reduction in the bill from the otherwise required tax preference
performance statement and repeal date.

House SponsorsJ. Rich (R)
Senate SponsorsJ. Sonnenberg (R)
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/14/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Sonnenberg (R)
House:
J. Rich (R)

Bill: HB22-1127
Title: Income Tax Deduction For Rent
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date01/21/2022
DescriptionConcerning the creation of an income tax deduction for rent paid.
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The bill creates an income tax deduction of up to $17,500 for
tenants with taxable income under $40,000 for an individual or under
$80,000 for a head-of-household or a married couple for rent paid on a
rental residence in Colorado.

House SponsorsD. Woog (R)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeFinance
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely (03/24/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:

House:
D. Woog (R)

Bill: HB22-1134
Title: Measures To Reduce Use Single-use Meal Accessories
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date01/28/2022
DescriptionConcerning measures to reduce the use of single-use meal accessories.
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The bill specifies that, commencing January 1, 2023, a retail food
establishment or third-party food delivery service (service) may provide
a customer with single-use food serviceware or a single-use condiment
that accompanies food ordered for delivery or carryout only if the
customer requests single-use food serviceware or a single-use condiment
or confirms that the customer wants single-use food serviceware or a

single-use condiment when offered, with limited exceptions.

House SponsorsB. Titone (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
House CommitteeBusiness Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely (02/16/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
K. Priola (R)
House:
B. Titone (D)

Bill: HB22-1138
Title: Reduce Employee Single-occupancy Vehicle Trips
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date02/04/2022
DescriptionConcerning the creation of programs to reduce the number of single-occupancy vehicle commuter trips by improving access to alternative transportation options.
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For income tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2023, but
before January 1, 2030, the bill creates an income tax credit (tax credit)
for any employer that:

  • Creates a clean commuting plan to implement strategies to
increase the use of alternative transportation options and
reduce the number of measurable vehicle miles driven by
its employees in single-occupancy vehicles when
commuting to and from their work site (clean commuting
plan) for the purpose of reducing automobile-related air
pollution, traffic congestion, and transportation costs,
particularly for essential workers and workers earning
under $40,000 per year;
  • Conducts an employer commuter survey to determine how
its employees commute to and from their work site; and
  • Offers 2 or more alternative transportation options to some
or all of its employees in furtherance of the employer's
clean commuting plan.
The amount of the tax credit is 50% of the amount spent by the
employer to provide alternative transportation options to some or all of its
employees.
In addition, the bill requires the executive director of the
department of transportation (director), in coordination with the Colorado
energy office and metropolitan planning organizations, to create an
annual commuter survey for employers to use to determine how their
employees commute to and from their work site. The director and the
Colorado energy office are required to determine the content of the
commuter survey and the form and manner in which the commuter survey
will be completed and returned to the department of transportation.
Beginning in specified calendar years, in an effort to reduce the
number of employees who commute to and from their work site in a
single-occupancy vehicle, employers with over 100 employees are
required to:
  • Annually conduct a commuter survey of its employees and
submit the completed commuter surveys to the department
of transportation by April 30 of the year in which the
survey was conducted;
  • Offer its employees qualified transportation fringe benefits
allowed pursuant to federal law;
  • Offer its employees commuter choice information in
electronic or hard copy format and update the information
every 6 months; and
  • Offer a cash allowance in lieu of a parking space under
certain circumstances.
The bill requires that any private sector employer that wishes to
claim the tax credit participate in the employer commuter survey and
submit the results of the survey to the department by April 30 of the year
in which the survey is conducted, even if the employer's participation in
the commuter survey is not otherwise required.
For the 2023-24 state fiscal year, and for each state fiscal year
thereafter through the 2029-30 state fiscal year, of the money allocated to
the transportation commission for state multimodal projects from the
multimodal transportation and mitigation options fund, the transportation
commission is required to allocate $250,000 to each of the transportation
management associations and transportation management organizations
operating in a nonattainment area for the purposes of assisting employers
in creating a clean commuting plan and complying with the requirements
of the bill.

House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
M. Gray (D)
Senate SponsorsF. Winter (D)
C. Hansen (D)
House CommitteeFinance
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely (02/28/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
F. Winter (D)
C. Hansen (D)
House:
L. Herod (D)
M. Gray (D)

Bill: HB22-1143
Title: State Auxiliary Services Program
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Intro Date02/04/2022
DescriptionConcerning the continuation of the state auxiliary services program to provide auxiliary services to state agencies.
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There is a state auxiliary services pilot program that arranges for
the provision of auxiliary services for state departments and agencies that
employ or serve individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind.
The bill requires the Colorado commission for the deaf, hard of hearing,
and deafblind (commission) to continue the operations of the state

auxiliary services program (program) indefinitely.
The commission is required to perform the following functions:
  • Coordinate on a statewide basis the day-to-day scheduling
for auxiliary services;
  • Create and manage efficient and consistent processes
through which an auxiliary services provider may submit
required documentation and receive payment for auxiliary
services provided;
  • Create and manage a process for the intake and fulfillment
of requests by state departments and agencies for auxiliary
services;
  • Resolve any issues that may arise with regard to auxiliary
services;
  • Communicate with auxiliary services users, auxiliary
services providers, and appointing authorities; and
  • Establish, monitor, and publish a list of CART providers
and qualified interpreters.
The bill requires the commission to convene an advisory council
to make recommendations concerning the provision of auxiliary services.
The bill requires the commission to include data on the functions
of the program in its annual report to the governor and the general
assembly.

House SponsorsM. Bradfield (R)
Senate SponsorsJ. Ginal (D)
House CommitteePublic and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed (05/12/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Ginal (D)
House:
M. Bradfield (R)

Bill: HB22-1145
Title: Possess Large Ammunition Magazine For Competitions
VotesVotes all Legislators
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DescriptionConcerning permitting possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines for participation in a shooting competition.
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Under existing law, it is unlawful for a person to sell, transfer, or
possess large-capacity ammunition magazines (LCMs), with some
exceptions. The bill allows a person to possess an LCM for the purpose
of participating in a firearm shooting competition that is sanctioned by,
under the auspices of, or in coordination with a state agency.

House SponsorsP. Will (R)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/28/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:

House:
P. Will (R)

Bill: HB22-1151
Title: Turf Replacement Program
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Hearing Date
Hearing Time
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Intro Date02/04/2022
DescriptionConcerning measures to incentivize water-wise landscapes, and, in connection therewith, creating a state program to finance the voluntary replacement of irrigated turf and making an appropriation.
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The bill requires the Colorado water conservation board (board)
to develop a statewide program to provide financial incentives for the
voluntary replacement of irrigated turf with water-wise landscaping (turf

replacement program). The bill defines water-wise landscaping as a
water- and plant-management practice that emphasizes using plants with
lower water needs. Local governments, certain districts, Native American
tribes, and nonprofit organizations with their own turf replacement
programs may apply to the board for money to help finance their turf
replacement programs. The board will contract with one or more third
parties to administer one or more turf replacement programs in areas
where local turf replacement programs do not exist.

House SponsorsM. Catlin (R)
D. Roberts (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Bridges (D)
C. Simpson (R)
House CommitteeAgriculture, Livestock, and Water
Senate CommitteeAppropriations
StatusSigned by the Speaker of the House (05/25/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Bridges (D)
C. Simpson (R)
House:
M. Catlin (R)
D. Roberts (D)

Bill: HB22-1159
Title: Waste Diversion And Circular Economy Development Center
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date02/04/2022
DescriptionConcerning waste diversion, and, in connection therewith, creating the circular economy development center in the department of public health and environment, establishing the costs of operating the center as a permissible use of money from the front range waste diversion cash fund and the recycling resources economic opportunity fund, and extending and removing certain repeal dates associated with existing statutory waste diversion efforts.
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Section 1 of the bill makes legislative findings and declarations.
Section 2 creates the circular economy development center (center) in the
department of public health and environment (department). The purpose
of the center is to grow existing markets; create new markets; and provide
necessary infrastructure, logistics, and marketing to create a sustainable
circular economy for recycled commodities in Colorado. On or before
July 1, 2023, subject to available appropriations, the department must
contract with a third-party administrator to operate the center.
The center must conduct a statewide, end-market gap analysis and
opportunity assessment and submit a final report of the analysis and
assessment to the department by August 1, 2024. Beginning September
1, 2023, and on or before each September 1 thereafter, the center must
also submit a report to the department describing the progress of the
center. The department must include the report in its annual presentation
to the general assembly pursuant to the State Measurement for
Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act.
Section 2 also repeals the center, effective September 1, 2030.
Section 3 requires the front range waste diversion enterprise
(enterprise), in coordination with the department, to pay for direct and
indirect costs associated with the operation of the center through the front
range waste diversion cash fund (fund). Section 3 also makes changes to
the front range waste diversion enterprise grant program as follows:
  • Current law imposes limitations for grant applications that
are received from a waste hauler or a landfill owner or
operator. Specifically, as to the portions of such an
application that relate to infrastructure or equipment, only
50% of infrastructure or equipment can be funded through
the grant program and, if the board awards a grant to a
waste hauler or landfill owner or operator for infrastructure
or equipment, the grantee is ineligible to receive a grant for
the following 5 years. The bill removes these limitations.
  • Current law prohibits the board of directors of the
enterprise from allocating more than 20% of the annual
fund revenue in any single grant award. The bill raises this
maximum to 50%.
Section 3 also extends the repeal date of the enterprise from
September 1, 2029, to September 1, 2030.
Sections 4 and 5 extend the repeal dates of the recycling resources
economic opportunity program and the associated recycling resources
economic opportunity fund from July 1, 2026, to September 1, 2030.
Section 4 also requires the department to use money appropriated from
the recycling resources economic opportunity fund to pay for direct and
indirect costs associated with the operation of the center.
Under current law, the solid waste user fee is repealed, effective
July 1, 2026. Section 6 extends this repeal date to September 1, 2030.
Section 6 also extends, from September 1, 2029, to September 1, 2030,
the repeal date of a specific user fee that is associated with the solid waste
user fee.

House SponsorsL. Cutter (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
F. Winter (D)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusGovernor Signed (06/03/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
K. Priola (R)
F. Winter (D)
House:
L. Cutter (D)

Bill: HB22-1168
Title: Public School Hunter Education Seventh Grade Course
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DescriptionConcerning permitting public schools to provide a hunter education course to seventh grade students.
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The bill allows local education providers, upon entering into an
agreement with an individual or entity that offers hunter education
courses certified by the division of parks and wildlife (division), to
provide a hunter education course (course) to all seventh graders. The
course must satisfy the requirements of a hunter education course
certified by the division; except that hands-on activities are not required.

The course must be taught by a division-certified instructor. A parent or
legal guardian must provide permission for a student to participate in any
hands-on activities that are offered as part of the course. The bill defines
local education providers to mean school districts, charter schools, and
boards of cooperative services that enroll students in seventh grade. The
parks and wildlife commission may accept completion of a course toward
meeting the requirements of a hunter education certificate.

House SponsorsH. McKean (R)
K. Mullica (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Ginal (D)
R. Woodward (R)
House CommitteeAgriculture, Livestock, and Water
Senate CommitteeAgriculture and Natural Resources
StatusGovernor Signed (04/21/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Ginal (D)
R. Woodward (R)
House:
H. McKean (R)
K. Mullica (D)

Bill: HB22-1202
Title: At-risk Student Measure For School Finance
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DescriptionConcerning the creation of a new measure in the public school funding formula for identifying at-risk students, and, in connection therewith, creating a working group in the department of education to implement the new measure in a future budget year and making an appropriation.
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identifies a new at-risk measure to identify students who are at risk of
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below-average academic outcomes because of socioeconomic
disadvantage or poverty in order to allocate resources through the state's
public school funding formula to serve those students. The new at-risk
measure will include:
  • The percentage of students certified as eligible for the
school lunch program based on documentation of benefit
receipt or categorical eligibility, supplemented by the
expansion of direct certification to participants in the
medical assistance program and the children's basic health
plan; and
  • A neighborhood socioeconomic-status index that weights
student needs based on socioeconomic-status index
neighborhood factors linked to each student's census block
group.
The commissioner of education (commissioner) shall convene a
working group to prepare for the implementation of the new at-risk
measure in the 2023-24 budget year. The bill specifies the membership
of the working group.
The bill includes issues that the working group may consider in
constructing and implementing the new at-risk measure, including
collecting necessary data, constructing a neighborhood
socioeconomic-status index linked to students' addresses, and testing the
at-risk measure with actual student data, if available.
The commissioner shall report findings and recommendations for
the construction and implementation of the new at-risk measure to the
legislative interim committee on school finance, the joint budget
committee, and the education committees of the general assembly.
The bill requires the department of education to apply to the
United States department of agriculture to obtain authorization for direct
certification of students participating in the medical assistance program
and the children's basic health plan.

House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
J. McCluskie (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Zenzinger (D)
J. Coleman (D)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate CommitteeEducation
StatusGovernor Signed (05/03/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
R. Zenzinger (D)
J. Coleman (D)
House:
L. Herod (D)
J. McCluskie (D)

Bill: HB22-1203
Title: Income Tax Credits For Nonpublic Education
VotesVotes all Legislators
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DescriptionConcerning the creation of income tax credits for nonpublic education.
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The bill establishes a private school tuition income tax credit for
income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2023, but prior to
January 1, 2028, that allows any taxpayer to claim a credit when the
taxpayer enrolls a qualified child in a private school or the taxpayer
provides a scholarship to a qualified child for enrollment in a private
school. The private school issues the taxpayer a credit certificate and the

amount of the credit is:
  • For full-time attendance, an amount equal to either the
tuition paid or the scholarship provided to a qualified child,
as applicable, or 50% of the previous year's state average
per pupil revenues, whichever is less; and
  • For half-time attendance, an amount equal to either the
tuition paid or the scholarship provided to a qualified child,
as applicable, or 25% of the previous year's state average
per pupil revenues, whichever is less.
The bill also establishes an income tax credit for income tax years
commencing on or after January 1, 2023, but prior to January 1, 2028,
that allows any taxpayer who uses home-based education for a qualified
child to claim an income tax credit in an amount equal to:
  • $1,500 for a taxpayer who uses home-based education for
a qualified child who was enrolled on a full-time basis in a
public school in the state prior to being taught at home; and
  • $750 for a taxpayer who uses home-based education for a
qualified child who was enrolled on a half-time basis in a
public school in the state prior to being taught at home.
Both credits may be carried forward for 3 years but may not be
refunded. In addition, the credits may be transferred, subject to certain
limitations.

House SponsorsR. Hanks (R)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeEducation
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (02/24/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:

House:
R. Hanks (R)

Bill: HB22-1204
Title: Election Systems
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Intro Date02/07/2022
DescriptionConcerning election systems, and, in connection therewith, requiring votes to be cast in person on election day, limiting the use of electronic voting systems, establishing requirements for precinct polling places, requiring the secretary of state to withdraw the state from the electronic registration information center, and establishing additional requirements for the conduct of elections.
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The bill makes changes to the laws governing elections. The
secretary of state is required, within 30 days after the effective date of the
bill, to withdraw the state from participation in the electronic registration
information system.
Voters are required to cast their ballots in person at the voters'
precinct polling place on election day, unless the voter has completed a
valid request for an absentee ballot. A voter may request an absentee
ballot if the voter will be out of the state on election day, is hospitalized
or in a nursing home, has a visual impairment, or is a uniformed overseas
voter. All ballots are required to be counted by hand. Counting and
canvassing must be completed within 24 hours after polls close. County
clerk and recorders are required to mail ballots to electors prior to election
day, with written instructions advising that the voter must appear in
person at a precinct polling place to cast the ballot. A person is required
to show a valid state-issued identification to vote.
County clerk and recorders are required to divide the county into
precincts and to designate adequate and reasonable polling places in each
precinct. County clerk and recorders are required to use schools and
government buildings as polling places when possible and are prohibited
from changing a polling place in a precinct unless the electors of the
precinct are given 2 years notice, or in the event of an emergency
rendering the original polling place unusable.
The bill establishes new requirements for the certification and use
of electronic voting systems. The secretary of state (secretary) is required
to create a committee consisting of a member of the faculty in the
engineering department at a state institution of higher education, a
member of the state bar of Colorado, and one person familiar with voting
processes in the state. The committee must test voting systems and make
recommendations to the secretary, who is then required to make final
adoption of the systems to be certified for use in the state. Use of
electronic voting systems is limited to complying with accessibility
requirements for voters who are blind or visually impaired established in
the bill.
The bill makes additional changes to the election laws, including:
  • Requiring county clerk and recorders to send sample ballot
proofs of primary ballots to party committee chairs, and to
send a proof of the general election ballot to any candidate
who was not on the primary ballot;
  • Establishing a 100-foot limit around polling places,
requiring voters to promptly leave the 100-foot area after
voting, and allowing electioneering activity outside the
100-foot limit except in specific circumstances;
  • Requiring ballots to be printed on anti-fraud paper;
  • Allowing a court to order a recount when presented with
facts that require one; and
  • Establishing new election offenses related to unlawful acts
by voters and other persons.

House SponsorsR. Hanks (R)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/14/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:

House:
R. Hanks (R)

Bill: HB22-1206
Title: Prohibit Discriminatory Practices In Schools
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DescriptionConcerning prohibiting discriminatory practices in public schools.
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The bill prohibits teaching or using instructional materials at
public schools that promote discrimination.
The bill prohibits public schools from certain discriminatory
practices based on a student's, student's family, or teacher's race or
ethnicity.
The bill creates a $25,000 fine to be paid by the school district of

the public school, or by the state charter school institute in the case of an
institute charter school, to the state education fund if the commissioner of
education finds that a public school knowingly violates a prohibition.
The bill waives sovereign immunity and creates a civil action
against a public school and the school district or board of cooperative
services or the state charter school institute that violates a prohibition.

House SponsorsD. Williams (R)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (03/22/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:

House:
D. Williams (R)

Bill: HB22-1223
Title: Mobile Home Property Tax Sale Notice And Exemption
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DescriptionConcerning property taxation of mobile homes, and, in connection therewith, creating an exemption for low-value mobile homes and modifying the notice requirements for mobile homes to be sold due to delinquent taxes and making an appropriation.
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Section 1 of the bill creates a property tax exemption for mobile
homes that have an assessed value of $2,000 or less.

Section 2 eliminates the requirement that a county treasurer
publish a notice in a newspaper of a sale of a mobile home due to
property taxes owed if:
  • A distraint warrant has been delivered to the owner of the
mobile home or to his or her agent; and
  • The county treasurer publishes a notice of the sale on the
treasurer's website.

House SponsorsJ. Rich (R)
C. Kipp (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Coram (R)
J. Ginal (D)
House CommitteeTransportation and Local Government
Senate CommitteeAppropriations
StatusGovernor Signed (06/02/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
D. Coram (R)
J. Ginal (D)
House:
J. Rich (R)
C. Kipp (D)

Bill: HB22-1242
Title: Regulate Tiny Homes Manufacture Sale And Install
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DescriptionConcerning the regulation of structures that are manufactured at a location that is not at the site where the structure is occupied, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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Current law regulates the manufacturers, sellers, and installers of
manufactured homes. This regulation includes requirements for the
installation of manufactured homes, contract and disclosure requirements,
and the registration, escrow, reimbursement, bonding, and inspections of
the manufacturers, installers, and sellers. In addition, the state housing

board (board) sets standards for the proper manufacture and installation
of manufactured homes. The board consults with an advisory committee
when promulgating rules.
The bill adds tiny homes, which are typically manufactured, to this
regulation on substantially similar terms. This includes adding 2
representatives of the tiny home industry to the advisory committee. The
board is given the duty to regulate foundations for manufactured homes
and factory-built structures where no construction standards otherwise
exist.
In addition to adding tiny homes to these provisions, the bill
addresses tiny home regulation in the following manner:
  • The board shall promulgate rules establishing specific
standards for tiny homes. When the national or
international standard is created, the board may use that
standard. The board may modify these standards as
necessary.
  • The board shall establish standards for connecting a tiny
home to utilities, including water, sewer, natural gas, and
electricity;
  • A local government may require the inspection of a tiny
home manufactured before July 1, 2023, if the tiny home is
not manufactured in accordance with the board's standards;
  • A state electrical inspector or a local government may
approve the connection of a tiny home for electric utility
service if the tiny home is in compliance with applicable
codes and standards for connection for electric utility
service; and
  • A state plumbing inspector or a local government may
approve the connection of a tiny home for water, gas, or
sewer utility service if the tiny home is in compliance with
applicable codes and standards for connection for water,
gas, or sewer utility service.
If a tiny home is approved for connection to utilities through the
process described above, the tiny home may be connected to the
appropriate utilities. Current law governing the connection to each utility
is amended to avoid conflicts with the process established in the bill.
Selling or installing a tiny home without complying with the bill
is declared a deceptive trade practice, which subjects a violator to
damages in a lawsuit, a class 1 misdemeanor, and civil penalties of:
  • Up to $20,000 per violation;
  • Up to $10,000 for violating a court order or injunction; and
  • Up to $50,000 per violation if the victim is an elderly
person.
Current law regulates mobile home parks, including notice
requirements, lease termination limits and requirements, security deposit
regulations, entry fee prohibitions, antitrust prohibitions, selling fee
prohibitions, kickback prohibitions, retaliation prohibitions, regulation of
how and if park rules are established, a right of first refusal when the
owner wants to sell the mobile home park, a peaceful enjoyment right,
and remedy provisions. The bill includes tiny homes under these
provisions.
Current law exempts manufactured homes from sales and use tax.
The bill adds tiny homes to this exemption.

House SponsorsT. Exum Sr. (D)
C. Kipp (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Ginal (D)
D. Hisey (R)
House CommitteeTransportation and Local Government
Senate CommitteeBusiness, Labor and Technology
StatusSigned by the Speaker of the House (05/16/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Ginal (D)
D. Hisey (R)
House:
T. Exum Sr. (D)
C. Kipp (D)

Bill: HB22-1244
Title: Public Protections From Toxic Air Contaminants
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DescriptionConcerning measures to increase public protection from toxic air contaminants, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill creates a new program to regulate a subset of air
pollutants, referred to as toxic air contaminants, which are defined as
hazardous air pollutants, covered air toxics, and all other air pollutants
that the air quality control commission (commission) designates by rule
as a toxic air contaminant based on its adverse health effects. In
implementing the program, the commission has the authority to adopt

rules that are more stringent than the corresponding requirements of the
federal Clean Air Act.
Beginning no later than January 1, 2024, and every 5 years
thereafter, the commission will review the list of existing toxic air
contaminants and determine whether to add any additional toxic air
contaminants to the list.
On or before April 1 of each year, beginning on April 1, 2024,
owners and operators of major and synthetic minor sources of pollution
will submit to the division of administration (division) in the department
of public health and environment (department) an annual emissions
inventory report that reports the levels of criteria air pollutants and toxic
air contaminants that were emitted by the source in the preceding calendar
year, beginning with January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023.
Beginning no later than January 1, 2024, the division will develop
a monitoring program to determine the concentration of toxic air
contaminants in the ambient air of the state. The monitoring program will
establish at least 6 long-term monitoring sites throughout urban and rural
areas of the state. The division must provide public notice of and an
opportunity to comment on the locations of the monitoring sites.
On or before November 1, 2025, and at least every 5 years
thereafter, the division will prepare a report summarizing the findings of
the monitoring program, provide public notice of and an opportunity to
comment on the report, and submit the report to the general assembly.
Beginning no later than July 1, 2027, the commission will identify
by rule toxic air contaminants that may pose a risk of harm to public
health in the state (high-risk toxic air contaminants) and adopt
health-based standards and emissions limitations (airborne toxic control
measures) for high-risk toxic air contaminants.
On or before July 1, 2032, and at least every 5 years thereafter, the
commission will review the health-based standards and airborne toxic
control measures to determine if the commission should:
  • Identify any additional high-risk toxic air contaminants;
and
  • Adjust the existing health-based standards and airborne
toxic control measures.
Beginning on July 1, 2027, when applying for a new or modified
air pollution permit that is subject to the new source review requirements
of the federal Clean Air Act, the owner or operator of a stationary
source of pollution must submit an analysis of the impacts of the
stationary source's emissions of toxic air contaminants on concentrations
of toxic air contaminants in the ambient air. The division may only
approve the application if the division determines, based on the analysis,
that the source's emissions will not contribute to an increase in
concentrations in the ambient air at or in excess of a health-based
standard.
Beginning on July 1, 2027, to protect public health and the
environment, the division may reopen any existing air pollution permits
and require the owner or operator of a stationary source of pollution to
submit to the division an analysis of the impacts of the stationary source's
emissions of toxic air contaminants on concentrations of toxic air
contaminants in the ambient air. If the division determines, based on the
analysis, that the source's emissions contribute to concentrations in the
ambient air at or in excess of a health-based standard, the division may
require a decrease or cessation in the applicable emissions over the
shortest practicable time until the emissions no longer contribute to
concentrations in the ambient air at or in excess of a health-based
standard.
The bill also creates the toxic air contaminant scientific advisory
board (advisory board) in the department. The advisory board consists of
3 voting members appointed by the executive director of the department
and a nonvoting member representing the department. Each member of
the advisory board shall:
  • Be professionally active or engaged in scientific research;
  • Be highly qualified to evaluate health effects from
exposure to toxic substances; and
  • Have expertise in pathology, oncology, epidemiology, or
toxicology.
The advisory board will advise the commission on identifying
toxic air contaminants and high-risk toxic air contaminants, establishing
and revising health-based standards for high-risk toxic air contaminants,
and reviewing and revising the list of covered air toxics.

House SponsorsC. Kennedy (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusGovernor Signed (06/02/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Gonzales (D)
House:
C. Kennedy (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)

Bill: HB22-1249
Title: Electric Grid Resilience And Reliability Roadmap
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DescriptionConcerning the creation of a microgrid roadmap for improving electric grids in the state, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill requires the Colorado energy office (office), in
collaboration with the department of local affairs (department) and the
Colorado resiliency office (resiliency office), to develop a grid resilience
and reliability roadmap (roadmap) for improving the resilience and
reliability of electric grids in the state (grid), which roadmap must include
guidance on how microgrids may be used to harden the grid, improve grid

resilience and reliability, and help serve communities' electricity needs
independent of the grid. In developing the roadmap, the office,
department, and resiliency office are required to engage interested
persons throughout the state in stakeholder meetings and consider
stakeholder input. The roadmap may identify:
  • The potential benefits of developing microgrids, including
whether and how developing microgrids improves grid
resilience and reliability;
  • The critical facilities and infrastructure and the high-risk
communities that should be prioritized for microgrid
projects (projects);
  • Existing and potential threats to grid resilience and
reliability and how microgrids may help to overcome the
threats; and
  • Recommendations regarding potential legislative or
administrative changes needed to help facilitate projects,
including needed statutory or rule changes, metrics for
evaluating the costs and benefits of microgrids, financial
and technical support for microgrid deployment, and
education and outreach programs.
The office and department are required to post the roadmap on
their websites. The office is also required to submit a copy of the roadmap
to the public utilities commission (commission), and, on or before March
1, 2025, in collaboration with the department, present the roadmap to the
legislative committees of reference with jurisdiction over energy matters.
On a periodic basis at least every 5 years, the office, department, and
resiliency office are required to review the roadmap and, if necessary,
update it. If the roadmap is updated, it must be posted on the office's and
department's websites and submitted to the commission and the legislative
committees of reference with jurisdiction over energy matters.

House SponsorsE. Hooton (D)
T. Bernett (D)
Senate SponsorsB. Rankin (R)
C. Hansen (D)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate CommitteeTransportation and Energy
StatusGovernor Signed (06/02/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
B. Rankin (R)
C. Hansen (D)
House:
E. Hooton (D)
T. Bernett (D)

Bill: HB22-1255
Title: Improve Higher Education For Students With A Disability
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DescriptionConcerning measures to improve postsecondary education outcomes for students with a disability.
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The bill requires the department of higher education (department)
to submit, as a part of its annual State Measurement for Accountable,
Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act hearing, data
related to postsecondary outcomes for students with a disability. The
department shall gather the data in collaboration with institutions of
higher education (institutions).

The bill creates the postsecondary services advisory committee
(committee) in the department for the purpose of making
recommendations to institutions and the general assembly concerning
necessary services and best practices to improve successful outcomes for
students with disabilities at institutions. The committee is required to
complete and submit a report to the education committees of the house of
representatives and the senate by June 15, 2023, and June 14, 2024. The
committee is repealed on June 30, 2024.

House SponsorsM. Bradfield (R)
D. Ortiz (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Zenzinger (D)
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate CommitteeEducation
StatusGovernor Signed (04/21/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
R. Zenzinger (D)
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House:
M. Bradfield (R)
D. Ortiz (D)

Bill: HB22-1259
Title: Modifications To Colorado Works Program
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DescriptionConcerning modifications to the Colorado works program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill allows the state board of human services (state board) to
utilize eligibility processes from other public assistance or entitlement
programs when promulgating rules for redetermining and verifying
eligibility for the Colorado works program (works program).
When determining income requirements for the works program,
the bill requires the department of human services (state department) to
use an income conversion ratio for converting weekly and biweekly
income to a monthly amount using the lowest ratio or methodology that

results in the lowest monthly income amount allowable under federal law.
Current law prohibits a person convicted of a drug-related felony
offense from being eligible for assistance under the works program unless
the person is determined by a county department of human or social
services to have taken action toward rehabilitation. The bill removes the
ban on eligibility.
The bill requires the state board to promulgate rules establishing
statewide standards and procedures that require counties to offer an
extension:
  • Beyond the 60-month lifetime maximum for all households
that demonstrate good cause, which includes an applicant
or participant who is a child-only case, the head of a single
parent household and has a child under one year of age,
experiencing hardship, or addressing family or medical
needs; and
  • From work requirements to all households that demonstrate
good cause, which includes for an applicant or participant
who is the head of a single-parent household and has a
child under one year of age, experiencing hardship, or
addressing family or medical needs.
The bill requires the state department to annually review and
promulgate rules as necessary to update the standard of need to ensure the
standard of need is equitable, promotes economic mobility and
self-sufficiency, and reflects the current economic status of the state.
The bill requires the state department to disregard any earned
income for at least the first 6 months an applicant or participant is
employed while enrolled in the works program. The bill requires that the
state department determine the amount of earned income that must be
disregarded after the first 6 months and ensure a gradual step down of the
amount of earned income disregarded and that the appropriate work
supports are made available to the applicant or participant.
Current law requires the state department to ensure the amount of
a basic cash assistance grant that an applicant or participant receives is
equal to or exceeds 102% of the need standard for a participant in a
similarly sized household on January 1, 2008. By the 2027-28 state fiscal
year, and each state fiscal year thereafter, the bill requires the amount of
the basic cash assistance grant to equal or exceed 50% of the federal
poverty guidelines established by the federal department of health and
human services for a similarly sized household for that fiscal year.
No later than January 1, 2023, the bill requires the state department
to begin phasing in the increase in basic cash assistance that is equal to or
exceeds 50% of the federal poverty guidelines.
The bill requires a county department to attempt to contact each
participant using each method of communication provided by the
participant in order to conduct exit and follow-up interviews upon case
closure. The bill expands the purpose of the exit and follow-up interviews
to include evaluating the participant's experience with the works program,
how well the program met the participant's needs and assisted the
participant in meeting the participant's goals, and informing the state
department of any changes to rules that are needed to improve the
participant's experience.
The bill requires the state department to monitor impacts to
counties' workload in the works program and consult with counties
regarding additional need for money to administer the works program.
Beginning January 2023, and each January thereafter, the state
department is required to submit a report to the general assembly on the
effectiveness of the works program.
Current law requires the state board to promulgate rules that
require a percentage reduction in the basic cash assistance grant upon the
imposition of a sanction affecting the grant, with the percentage to be
specified in the rules but not to be less than 25%. The bill requires the
percentage not to exceed one dollar.
No later than September 30, 2022, the bill requires the state
department to develop an outreach and engagement plan to promote
access to the works program for eligible persons.

House SponsorsM. Duran (D)
I. Jodeh (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Moreno (D)
House CommitteePublic and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusGovernor Signed (06/03/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
D. Moreno (D)
House:
M. Duran (D)
I. Jodeh (D)

Bill: HB22-1273
Title: Protections For Elections Officials
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DescriptionConcerning protections for election officials.
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The bill makes it unlawful for a person to threaten, coerce, or
intimidate, or attempt to threaten, coerce, or intimidate, an election
official with the intent to interfere with the performance of the official's
duties or with the intent to retaliate against the official for the
performance of the official's duties. The prohibition does not apply to an
enforcement action taken by the secretary of state to enforce state election
laws.
The bill also prohibits a person from making the personal

information of an election official or an election official's immediate
family publicly available on the internet if the person knows or
reasonably should know that doing so will pose an imminent and serious
threat to the election official or the election official's immediate family.
There is a presumption that dissemination of the personal information of
an election official or the election official's immediate family poses an
imminent and serious threat if a federal, state, or local law enforcement
agency has issued a safety warning or advisory that applies to the election
official. For the purposes of this restriction, election official is defined
to include a county clerk and recorder, a municipal clerk, an election
judge, a member of a canvassing board, a member of a board of county
commissioners, a member or secretary of a board of directors authorized
to conduct public elections, a representative of a governing body, or any
other person contracted for or engaged in the performance of election
duties.
An election worker may file a request with a state or local official
to remove personal information from records that the official makes
available on the internet. The request must include an affirmation under
penalty of perjury that the election worker has reason to believe that the
dissemination of the election worker's personal information on the
internet poses an imminent and serious threat to the safety of the election
worker. After receiving a request from an election worker, the state or
local official is also required to deny access to the personal information
in response to a request for records under the Colorado Open Records
Act; except that certain individuals may access records maintained by a
county recorder, county assessor, or county treasurer if such access is
related to a real estate matter. For purposes of this protection, election
worker is defined to include a county clerk and recorder, county election
staff, a municipal clerk, municipal election staff, the secretary of state,
and the secretary of state's election staff but does not include an election
judge or a temporary employee.

House SponsorsM. Duran (D)
E. Sirota (D)
Senate SponsorsB. Pettersen (D)
S. Fenberg (D)
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusGovernor Signed (06/02/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
B. Pettersen (D)
S. Fenberg (D)
House:
M. Duran (D)
E. Sirota (D)

Bill: HB22-1279
Title: Reproductive Health Equity Act
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DescriptionConcerning the codification of a person's fundamental right to make reproductive health-care decisions free from government interference.
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The bill declares that every individual has a fundamental right to
use or refuse contraception; every pregnant individual has a fundamental
right to continue the pregnancy and give birth or to have an abortion; and
a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent or derivative
rights under the laws of the state.

The bill prohibits state and local public entities from:
  • Denying, restricting, interfering with, or discriminating
against an individual's fundamental right to use or refuse
contraception or to continue a pregnancy and give birth or
to have an abortion in the regulation or provision of
benefits, services, information, or facilities; and
  • Depriving, through prosecution, punishment, or other
means, an individual of the individual's right to act or
refrain from acting during the individual's own pregnancy
based on the potential, actual, or perceived impact on the
pregnancy, the pregnancy's outcomes, or on the pregnant
individual's health.

House SponsorsD. Esgar (D)
M. Froelich (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeHealth and Insurance
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (04/04/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Gonzales (D)
House:
D. Esgar (D)
M. Froelich (D)

Bill: HB22-1282
Title: The Innovative Housing Incentive Program
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DescriptionConcerning the creation of the innovative housing incentive program.
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The bill creates the innovative housing incentive program
(program) within the office of economic development (office). A business
located in Colorado that manufactures certain types of housing may apply
for funding through the program. Funding may be awarded through grants
for capital operating expenses and for incentives for units manufactured
based on criteria established by the office, such as affordability, location

where the unit is installed in the state, or meeting energy efficiency
standards. Or, funding may be awarded through loans for the purpose of
funding a manufacturing factory. The bill creates the innovative housing
incentive program fund, requires a $40 million transfer to the fund, and
continuously appropriates all money in the fund to the office to fund the
program.

House SponsorsK. Mullica (D)
M. Lynch (R)
Senate SponsorsJ. Bridges (D)
R. Woodward (R)
House CommitteeBusiness Affairs and Labor
Senate CommitteeBusiness, Labor and Technology
StatusGovernor Signed (05/20/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Bridges (D)
R. Woodward (R)
House:
K. Mullica (D)
M. Lynch (R)

Bill: HB22-1287
Title: Protections For Mobile Home Park Residents
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DescriptionConcerning protections for mobile home park residents, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill amends the Mobile Home Park Act and the Mobile
Home Park Act Dispute Resolution and Enforcement Program to:
  • Prohibit a landlord from increasing rent on a mobile home
lot by an amount that exceeds the greater of inflation or 3
percentage points in any 12-month period;
  • Require the landlord or the landlord's representative to
attend up to 2 public meetings for residents of the park
each year at the request of the residents;

  • Clarify that a landlord is responsible for the cost of
repairing any damage to a mobile home or lot that results
from the landlord's failure to maintain the premises of the
park;
  • Clarify the triggering events that demonstrate a park
owner's intent to sell a park for purposes of providing
notice to home owners and the method for giving notice;
  • Change the period in which a group or association of
mobile home owners may make an offer to purchase the
park from 90 to 180 days, and provide for tolling of that
time period in certain circumstances;
  • Provide a right of first refusal for a public entity that
accepts an assignment of a group or association of mobile
home owners' opportunity to purchase;
  • Clarify the obligations of a landlord to provide notice to
home owners concerning the terms and conditions of an
offer to purchase the park that the landlord would accept
and to negotiate in good faith with the home owners;
  • Require a landlord who changes the use of the land
comprising the park to compensate a mobile home owner
who has not given notice to terminate the lease or rental
agreement and who is displaced by the change in use for
the reasonable costs of relocating the mobile home to a
location within 100 miles of the park, the fair market value
of the mobile home before the change in use, or in the
amount of $7,500 for a single-section mobile home or
$10,000 for a multi-section mobile home;
  • Allow the department to enforce statutory provisions
concerning the required notice of intent to sell or change
the use of the land and the mobile home owners'
opportunity to purchase by imposing a fine for a violation
or filing for injunctive relief in district court;
  • Allow the attorney general to investigate and enforce
statutory provisions providing protections for mobile home
owners;
  • Allow a resident, local government, or a nonprofit to file a
complaint with the division under the dispute resolution
program;
  • Clarify the procedures and penalties that apply when a
party does not respond to a subpoena from the division;
  • Allow the division to take immediate action in response to
complaints or violations that will cause immediate harm to
mobile home owners;
  • Prohibit landlords from harassing or coercing mobile home
owners in an effort to require a mobile owner to sign an
agreement or to influence a decision by the home owner
about an opportunity to purchase;
  • Establish criteria for when a mobile home park rule or
regulation that limits a home owner's right to control the
use, appearance, and structure of a mobile home is
enforceable;
  • Prohibit a landlord from interfering with the mobile home
owner's right to sell a mobile home to the buyer of his or
her choice, except in limited circumstances;
  • Establish record retention requirements for landlords; and
  • Consolidate provisions concerning private rights of action
for landlords, home owners, and residents, and establish
penalties and remedies available in private actions.

House SponsorsE. Hooton (D)
A. Boesenecker (D)
Senate SponsorsF. Winter (D)
House CommitteeTransportation and Local Government
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusGovernor Signed (05/26/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
F. Winter (D)
House:
E. Hooton (D)
A. Boesenecker (D)

Bill: HB22-1289
Title: Health Benefits For Colorado Children And Pregnant Persons
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DescriptionConcerning improving access to health benefits for economically insecure Colorado families by enhancing public health programs, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill makes the following changes to health insurance coverage
for low-income pregnant people and children in low-income families:
  • Provides full health insurance coverage for Colorado
pregnant people who would be eligible for medicaid and
the children's basic health plan (CHIP) if not for their

immigration status and continues that coverage for 12
months postpartum at the CHIP federal matching rate;
  • Provides comprehensive health insurance coverage to all
Colorado children who would be eligible for medicaid and
CHIP if not for their immigration status;
  • Requires the state department of health care policy and
financing to create an outreach and enrollment strategy for
enrolling eligible groups into new coverage options;
  • Makes comprehensive lactation supports and supplies,
including breast pumps, a covered benefit for perinatal
people on medicaid and CHIP;
  • Draws down federal funds to improve perinatal and
postpartum support and requires that priorities for the funds
be determined through a stakeholder process;
  • Permanently authorizes an existing survey of birthing
parents, run by the state department of public health and
environment and increases the ability of the survey to
collect and report on the experiences of birthing people of
color in Colorado;
  • Creates a special enrollment period for health insurance
coverage due to pregnancy so that an eligible person can
sign up for insurance as soon as the person becomes
pregnant; and
  • Improves the quality of health insurance coverage available
through the health insurance affordability enterprise.

House SponsorsJ. McCluskie (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
D. Moreno (D)
House CommitteePublic and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
StatusSigned by the President of the Senate (06/06/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
R. Fields (D)
D. Moreno (D)
House:
J. McCluskie (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)

Bill: HB22-1302
Title: Health-care Practice Transformation
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Intro Date03/16/2022
DescriptionConcerning health-care practice transformation to support whole-person health through integrated care models, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill creates the primary care and behavioral health statewide
integration grant program in the department of health care policy and
financing to provide grants to primary care clinics for implementation of
evidence-based clinical integration care models.
The bill requires the department of health care policy and

financing, in collaboration with the behavioral health administration and
other agencies, to develop a universal contract for behavioral health
services.
The bill makes an appropriation.

House SponsorsC. Kennedy (D)
P. Will (R)
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House CommitteePublic and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
StatusGovernor Signed (05/18/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
K. Priola (R)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House:
C. Kennedy (D)
P. Will (R)

Bill: HB22-1303
Title: Increase Residential Behavioral Health Beds
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DescriptionConcerning an increase in the number of residential behavioral health beds, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill requires the department of human services (department)
to renovate a building at the mental health institute at Fort Logan to create
at least 16 additional civil beds for persons in need of residential
behavioral health treatment. The bill authorizes the new beds to be used
for persons needing competency restoration services until the backlog of

such persons is eliminated.
The bill also directs the department and the department of health
care policy and financing to create, develop, or contract to add at least
125 additional beds at mental health residential treatment facilities
(treatment facilities) throughout the state for adults in need of ongoing
supportive services. The bill requires treatment facilities to be licensed by
the department of public health and environment as an assisted living
facility or by the department as a behavioral health entity during the
2022-23 state fiscal year. Starting in the 2023-24 state fiscal year, the
treatment facilities must be licensed by the behavioral health
administration.
The bill appropriates $65 million for the renovation of the building
and the creation, development, or contracting for the new beds at
treatment facilities.

House SponsorsS. Sandridge (R)
J. Amabile (D)
Senate SponsorsF. Winter (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
House CommitteePublic and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
StatusSigned by the Speaker of the House (05/18/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
F. Winter (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
House:
S. Sandridge (R)
J. Amabile (D)

Bill: HB22-1304
Title: State Grants Investments Local Affordable Housing
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DescriptionConcerning state grants for investments in affordable housing at the local level, and, in connection therewith, creating the local investments in transformational affordable housing grant program and the infrastructure and strong communities grant program to invest in infill infrastructure projects that support affordable housing, and making an appropriation.
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The bill creates 2 state grant programs:
  • The local investments in transformational affordable
housing grant program (affordable housing grant program),
administered by the division of housing (DOH) in the
department of local affairs (department); and
  • The infrastructure and strong communities grant program
(strong communities grant program), administered by the
division of local government (DLG) in the department.
The affordable housing grant program provides grants to local
governments and nonprofit organizations to enable such entities to make
investments in their communities or regions of the state in
transformational affordable housing and housing related matters. The
strong communities grant program provides grants to eligible local
governments to enable local governments to invest in infill infrastructure
projects that support affordable housing.
The strong communities grant program portion of the bill requires
a multi-agency group, comprised of DLG, the state energy office, and the
department of transportation, with the assistance of stakeholders, to
develop a list of sustainable land use best practices that will accomplish
the goals of the grant program and improve a local government's viability
in being considered for a grant award.
The bill requires both DOH and DLG to develop policies,
procedures, and guidelines governing the administration of the respective
grant programs. The bill specifies how grant funding is to be prioritized
and eligible uses of grant money awarded under the grant programs.
The bill creates 2 funds in the state treasury: The local investments
in transformational affordable housing fund and the infrastructure and
strong communities grant program fund. The bill specifies requirements
pertaining to the administration of these funds.
Both funds are initially supported with a transfer of a specified
amount of money from different funds.
Both grant programs are subject to reporting requirements
specified in the bill, and both grant programs are repealed by a date
specified in the bill.

House SponsorsD. Roberts (D)
M. Bradfield (R)
Senate SponsorsJ. Coleman (D)
J. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeTransportation and Local Government
Senate CommitteeLocal Government
StatusGovernor Signed (06/01/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Coleman (D)
J. Gonzales (D)
House:
D. Roberts (D)
M. Bradfield (R)

Bill: HB22-1314
Title: Towing Carrier Nonconsensual Tows
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Intro Date03/21/2022
DescriptionConcerning the rights of a person with ownership interest in a vehicle that has been towed from private property without the person's consent, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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Current law requires a towing carrier (carrier) to notify law
enforcement, within 30 minutes after towing an abandoned vehicle, of the
carrier's name and the storage location and description of the vehicle. The
bill clarifies that the carrier is deemed to have complied if:
  • The carrier gave the location of the storage facility to law

enforcement when obtaining authorization for the tow; or
  • The carrier made 2 or more attempts within the 30 minutes
after the tow to notify a law enforcement agency but was
unsuccessful for reasons beyond the control of the carrier.
When a carrier tows a vehicle without the owner's or lienholder's
consent, current law requires the carrier to notify the department of
revenue, the owner, and the lienholder of the tow between 2 and 10 days
after the tow, thus imposing a 2-day waiting period before notification.
The bill repeals this waiting period and instead requires notice within 10
days after the tow. The carrier is authorized to use a telephone to notify
the owner or lienholder. Current law also denies the carrier daily storage
fees if the carrier fails to reasonably notify the owner and lienholder. The
bill forbids daily storage fees until the carrier has sent the required notice
to the owner and lienholder.
The bill requires that carriers that are towing a vehicle from private
property without the owner's, operator's, or lienholder's consent:
  • Charge the same fees for tows made without the owner's
consent as the carrier charges for tows made with the
owner's consent. These fees must be filed with the public
utilities commission (PUC) and posted at the carrier's
storage location.
  • Accept cash and major credit cards, as defined by rule of
the PUC, and, upon request, disclose the accepted forms of
payment;
  • Not charge storage fees for a day on which the carrier did
not store the vehicle;
  • Before connecting to a vehicle, photographically document
the vehicle's condition and the reason for the tow. Failure
to produce documentation of the vehicle's condition or the
reason for the tow creates a rebuttable presumption that any
damages to the vehicle were caused by the carrier or that
the tow was not authorized.
  • Maintain an area at each storage facility with lighting
adequate to inspect a vehicle for damage;
  • Upon demand of the owner, retrieve the vehicle or the
contents of the towed vehicle or allow the owner to retrieve
the vehicle or the contents;
  • Obtain authorization from the property owner, leaseholder,
or common interest community within 24 hours before
towing a vehicle from private property;
  • Give 24 hours' written notice before removing a vehicle
from a parking spot or the common areas of a
condominium, cooperative, apartment, or mobile home
park;
  • Upon request, provide evidence of the carrier's insurance
coverages;
  • Have a sign at storage facilities that states the name,
telephone number, and hours of operation of the carrier's
business;
  • Upon request, provide an itemized bill showing each
charge and the rate for each fee that the person has
incurred;
  • Give a written notice of the ability to make a complaint to
the PUC;
  • To perform a nonconsensual tow, other than for an
abandoned motor vehicle, from private property normally
used for parking, the property owner must have provided
adequate signs communicating the parking regulations that
subject a vehicle to being towed; and
  • Unless ordered by a peace officer, not tow a vehicle from
private property because the rear license plate shows the
vehicle registration is expired.
A carrier's mechanic's lien is abolished if the carrier tows a vehicle
from private property without the owner's, operator's, or lienholder's
consent.
If a carrier fails to comply with the provisions of the bill, the
carrier may not charge or retain any fees or charges for the services
performed with respect to the vehicle and must return any fees it collected
with respect to the vehicle. It is an affirmative defense in any action to
collect towing fees that the carrier failed to comply with these provisions.
If a carrier damages a vehicle or violates these provisions in a manner that
causes damages and refuses to reimburse the owner, operator, or
lienholder, the owner or lienholder may recover attorney fees.
The carrier and an owner or lienholder may use mediation to
resolve disputes involving nonconsensual tows. Any mediated agreement
may be submitted to the office of tow hearings (office), which is created
in the bill, and a court, both of which are authorized to enforce the
agreement.
The office is created within the PUC to adjudicate disputes
between carriers and owners or lienholders when a vehicle is towed from
private property without the owner's or lienholder's consent. The office
will employ hearing officers or use administrative law judges to govern
proceedings and to hold hearings to determine whether a carrier violated
the law or caused damages. The office may order carriers to reimburse
owners or lienholders, and this reimbursement may include attorney fees.
The final actions of the office are subject to judicial review in accordance
with the State Administrative Procedure Act.
Carriers are required to record certain information about each
nonconsensual tow, retain the information in their records for 3 years, and
produce the records within 48 hours upon request.
A carrier is prohibited from paying money or other valuable
consideration to a landowner or business for the privilege of
nonconsensually towing vehicles.
It is a deceptive trade practice to violate the provisions of the bill,
and the attorney general is responsible for enforcement.

House SponsorsE. Hooton (D)
N. Ricks (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Sonnenberg (R)
J. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeBusiness Affairs and Labor
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusSigned by the President of the Senate (06/06/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Sonnenberg (R)
J. Gonzales (D)
House:
E. Hooton (D)
N. Ricks (D)

Bill: HB22-1345
Title: Perfluoroalkyl And Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals
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Intro Date03/28/2022
DescriptionConcerning measures to increase protections from perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals.
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Section 1 of the bill enacts the Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl
Chemicals Consumer Protection Act to establish a regulatory scheme
that collects information from product manufacturers regarding the use
of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS chemicals) in
their products and phases out the sale or distribution of products that
contain intentionally added PFAS chemicals. Section 1 requires

manufacturers of products that are sold or distributed in the state and that
contain intentionally added PFAS chemicals to provide written
notification (notification) to the executive director (executive director) of
the Colorado department of public health and environment (department)
that provides:
  • The trade name of the product;
  • A description of the purpose that PFAS chemicals serve in
the product;
  • Contact information for the manufacturer; and
  • Any additional information required by the executive
director.
For manufacturers that were already selling or distributing a
product containing intentionally added PFAS chemicals in the state before
January 1, 2025, the notification must be made no later than 30 days
before January 1, 2025. For manufacturers that begin to sell or distribute
a product containing intentionally added PFAS chemicals in the state on
or after January 1, 2025, the notification must be made at least 30 days
after the manufacturer begins selling or distributing the product in the
state.
No later than 30 days after the executive director receives a
notification, the executive director shall publish the trade name of the
product and manufacturer name on the department's website. A
manufacturer submitting the notification to the executive director must
pay a fee established by the executive director. The fee will be credited
to the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances cash fund (fund).
On and after January 1, 2024, a person shall not sell or distribute
in the state any products in the following product categories if the
products contain intentionally added PFAS chemicals:
  • Carpets or rugs;
  • Cookware;
  • Cosmetics;
  • Fabric treatments;
  • Food packaging;
  • Juvenile products;
  • Oil and gas products;
  • Textile furnishings; and
  • Upholstered furniture.
No later than January 1, 2025, the executive director will identify
by rule a list of priority products and priority product categories. No later
than December 31, 2027, the executive director will promulgate rules
prohibiting the sale or distribution of said priority products or priority
product categories that contain intentionally added PFAS chemicals and
that have not been exempted by the executive director.
No later than January 1, 2028, the executive director will identify
by rule another list of priority products or priority product categories. No
later than December 31, 2030, the executive director will promulgate
rules prohibiting the sale or distribution of said priority products or
priority product categories that contain intentionally added PFAS
chemicals and that have not been exempted by the executive director.
A manufacturer or consumer that applies for an exemption for a
priority product or priority product category identified by the executive
director must pay a fee established by the executive director. The fee will
be credited to the fund.
Section 2 includes products that do not contain intentionally added
PFAS chemicals in the definition of environmentally preferable
products for the purposes of state agency procurement.
The bill also:
  • Defines certain terminology (section 3);
  • As of January 1, 2024, repeals the exemption for gasoline
distribution facilities, refineries, and chemical plants from
the restriction (sales restriction) on the sale of class B
firefighting foam (firefighting foam) that contains PFAS
chemicals (section 4);
  • As of January 1, 2024, allows the executive director to
grant a temporary exemption from the sales restriction for
the purchase of firefighting foam that is used to extinguish
class B fires at a facility that engages in the wholesale
distribution of crude petroleum (section 4);
  • Requires a person that uses firefighting foam to prohibit a
release of the firefighting foam into the environment, fully
contain the firefighting foam during its use, safely store the
firefighting foam, and report certain information to the
water quality spills hotline within 24 hours if there is a
release of the firefighting foam into the environment
(section 5);
  • Requires a person that uses firefighting foam to report its
use to the water quality spills hotline within 24 hours after
the use (section 5); and
  • Authorizes the attorney general to enforce laws regulating
firefighting foams that contain PFAS chemicals (section 6).

House SponsorsL. Cutter (D)
M. Bradfield (R)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
J. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusGovernor Signed (06/03/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
P. Lee (D)
J. Gonzales (D)
House:
L. Cutter (D)
M. Bradfield (R)

Bill: HB22-1348
Title: Oversight Of Chemicals Used In Oil & Gas
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DescriptionConcerning enhanced oversight of the chemicals used in oil and gas production, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill establishes a regulatory scheme that requires disclosure
of certain chemical information for products used in downhole oil and gas
operations (chemical disclosure information). On or before July 31, 2023,
the oil and gas conservation commission (commission) is required to
utilize or develop a chemical disclosure website to collect and share
certain chemical disclosure information to the public (chemical disclosure

website).
On and after July 31, 2023, a manufacturer that sells or distributes
a chemical product for use in underground oil and gas operations
(downhole operations) in the state must disclose to the commission:
  • The trade name of the chemical product;
  • A list of the names of each chemical used in the chemical
product;
  • The estimated amount of each chemical used in the
chemical product; and
  • A description of the intended purpose of the chemical used
in the chemical product.
The manufacturer must also provide the commission with a
declaration that the chemical product contains no intentionally added
perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl chemicals.
For manufacturers that were already selling or distributing a
chemical product for use in downhole operations in the state before July
31, 2023, the disclosure and declaration must be made at least 30 days
before July 31, 2023. For manufacturers that begin to sell or distribute a
chemical product for use in downhole operations in the state on or after
July 31, 2023, the disclosure and declaration must be made at least 30
days before the manufacturer begins selling or distributing the chemical
product.
On and after July 31, 2023, an operator of downhole operations
using a chemical product must disclose to the commission:
  • The date of commencement of downhole operations;
  • The county of the well site where downhole operations are
being conducted;
  • The numerical identifier assigned by the American
Petroleum Institute to the well where downhole operations
are being conducted; and
  • The trade names and quantities of any chemical products
the operator plans to use in downhole operations.
The operator must also provide the commission with a declaration
that the chemical product contains no intentionally added perfluoroalkyl
or polyfluoroalkyl chemicals.
For downhole operations that commenced before July 31, 2023,
and that will be ongoing on July 31, 2023, the disclosure and declaration
must be made at least 75 days before July 31, 2023. For downhole
operations that commence on or after July 31, 2023, the disclosure and
declaration must be made at least 75 days before commencement of
downhole operations.
The commission will use the chemical disclosure information to
create a chemical disclosure list for each well site, which will include:
  • An alphabetical list of names of chemicals that will be used
in downhole operations at the well site; and
  • The total estimated amount of each chemical that will be
used at the well site.
The commission will post each chemical disclosure list on the
chemical disclosure website. The commission shall provide the chemical
disclosure list to the applicable operator within 7 days after the operator's
disclosures.
Prior to the commencement of downhole operations, the operator
is required to disclose the chemical disclosure list to communities near
where downhole operations will be conducted, local public water
administrators, and, if there is a high-priority habitat near where
downhole operations are being conducted, the division of parks and
wildlife. For downhole operations that commenced before July 31, 2023,
and that will be ongoing on July 31, 2023, the disclosure of the chemical
disclosure list by the operator to these entities must be made at least 60
days before July 31, 2023. For downhole operations that commence on or
after July 31, 2023, the disclosure of the chemical disclosure list by the
operator to these entities must be made at least 60 days before
commencement of downhole operations.
If a manufacturer believes that any information that will be
included on a chemical disclosure list is a trade secret, the manufacturer
must file a trade secret claim with the commission. If the commission
determines that the information covered by the trade secret claim
constitutes a trade secret, the commission shall not include the
information in any applicable chemical disclosure list.
On or before July 31, 2023, the commission must promulgate rules
that set standards for the disclosure of the chemical disclosure
information to:
  • An officer or employee of the United States, the state, or a
local government in connection with the officer's or
employee's official duties;
  • Contractors of the United States, the state, or a local
government if the commission determines that the
disclosure is necessary for performance of a contract or the
protection of public health and safety;
  • A health-care professional in connection with an
emergency or with diagnosing or treating a patient; and
  • In order to protect public safety, a person who is employed
in public health or a scientist or researcher employed by an
institution of higher education.
No later than February 1, 2025, and no later than February 1 each
year thereafter, the commission shall submit and present an annual report
to the general assembly based on the chemical disclosure information.

House SponsorsM. Froelich (D)
Y. Caraveo (D)
Senate SponsorsF. Winter (D)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate CommitteeTransportation and Energy
StatusSigned by the Speaker of the House (06/01/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
F. Winter (D)
House:
M. Froelich (D)
Y. Caraveo (D)

Bill: HB22-1355
Title: Producer Responsibility Program For Recycling
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DescriptionConcerning the creation of the producer responsibility program for statewide recycling, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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On or before June 1, 2023, the executive director (executive
director) of the Colorado department of public health and environment
(department) must designate a nonprofit organization (organization) to
implement and manage a statewide program (program) that provides
recycling services to covered entities in the state, which are defined as
residences, businesses, schools, government buildings, and public places.

The program is funded by annual dues (producer responsibility dues) paid
by producers of products that use covered materials (producers). Covered
materials are defined as packaging materials and paper products that are
sold, offered for sale, or distributed in the state.
The bill creates the producer responsibility program for statewide
recycling advisory board (advisory board) that consists of members who
have expertise in recycling programs and are knowledgeable about
recycling services in the different geographic regions of the state.
Prior to the implementation of the program, the organization must:
  • On or before September 1, 2023, hire an independent third
party to conduct an assessment of the recycling services
currently provided in the state and the recycling needs in
the state that are not being met (needs assessment);
  • On or before April 1, 2024, report the results of the needs
assessment to the advisory board and the executive
director; and
  • On or before February 1, 2025, after soliciting input from
the advisory board and other key stakeholders, submit a
plan proposal for the program (plan proposal) to the
advisory board and executive director.
The plan proposal will initially cover recycling services only for
residential covered entities. The plan proposal must:
  • Describe how the organization will meet certain
convenience standards and statewide recycling, collection,
and postconsumer-recycled-content rates (rates);
  • Establish a funding mechanism through the collection of
producer responsibility dues that covers the organization's
costs in implementing the program and the costs of the
department in overseeing the program;
  • Establish an objective formula to reimburse 100% of the
net recycling services costs of public and private recycling
service providers (providers) performing services under the
program;
  • Provide a list of covered materials (minimum recyclable
list) that providers performing services under the program
must collect to be eligible for reimbursement under the
program;
  • Set minimum rate targets that the state will strive to meet
by January 1, 2030, and January 1, 2035, and describe how
the state can meet increased rates after 2035; and
  • Describe a process and timeline, beginning no later than
2028, to expand recycling services to applicable
nonresidential covered entities.
As part of the program, the organization must:
  • Utilize and expand on providers' existing recycling services
to provide statewide recycling services at no charge to
covered entities for all covered materials on the minimum
recyclable list;
  • Develop and implement a statewide education and outreach
program on the recycling and reuse of covered materials;
  • Contract with an independent third party to conduct an
annual audit of the program; and
  • Submit an annual report to the advisory board and the
executive director describing the progress of the program
(annual report).
Effective July 1, 2025, a producer may not sell or distribute any
products that use covered materials in the state unless the producer is
participating in the program or, after January 1, 2029, as set forth in an
additional producer responsibility program that has been approved by the
executive director.
The advisory board has the following duties:
  • Advise the organization on the needs assessment;
  • Review the needs assessment;
  • Review the plan proposal and make recommendations to
the executive director regarding its approval or rejection;
  • Review any necessary amendments to the program, make
recommendations on the amendments to the organization,
and then make recommendations to the executive director
regarding approval or rejection of the amendments;
  • Review the annual report submitted by the organization;
and
  • Consult with the organization on the development and
updating of the minimum recyclable list.
The bill establishes an administrative penalty for the organization's
or a producer's violation of the relevant statutes and rules. The collected
penalties are deposited into the recycling resources economic opportunity
fund.

House SponsorsL. Cutter (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
J. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusGovernor Signed (06/03/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
K. Priola (R)
J. Gonzales (D)
House:
L. Cutter (D)

Bill: HB22-1361
Title: Oil And Gas Reporting
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DescriptionConcerning measures to enhance oversight of oil and gas operations within the state.
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The bill requires:
  • No later than January 1, 2023, the oil and gas conservation
commission (commission) to promulgate rules to require an
oil and gas operator to conduct meter certification and
calibration on an annual basis and submit an annual report
to the commission that describes the results of that meter

certification and calibration;
  • No later than February 1, 2025, the state auditor to select a
random sample of operators (random sample) and provide
the list of operators in the random sample to the
commission, the executive director of the department of
revenue (executive director), and the division of
administration in the department of public health and
environment (division);
  • No later than April 15, 2025, the commission, executive
director, and division to submit certain reporting
information for the operators in the random sample for
calendar year 2023 and other information to the state
auditor;
  • No later than May 1, 2025, the state auditor to commence
conducting or cause to be conducted a performance audit
based on the information submitted by the commission, the
executive director, and the division; and
  • No later than March 1, 2026, the state auditor to prepare a
report and recommendations based on the performance
audit, which the state auditor will present to the legislative
audit committee.
The bill also establishes a maximum penalty of $1,000 per day per
violation for oil and gas operators in relation to violations related to the
filing of air pollution emission notices with the division.

House SponsorsA. Boesenecker (D)
Senate SponsorsT. Story (D)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate CommitteeTransportation and Energy
StatusSigned by the Speaker of the House (06/01/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
T. Story (D)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House:
A. Boesenecker (D)

Bill: HB22-1362
Title: Building Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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Intro Date04/07/2022
DescriptionConcerning the reduction of building greenhouse gas emissions, and, in connection therewith, requiring the director of the Colorado energy office and the executive director of the department of local affairs to appoint an energy code board that develops two model codes, requiring local governments and certain state agencies to adopt and enforce codes that are consistent with the model codes developed by the energy code board, creating the building electrification for public buildings grant program, creating the high-efficiency electric heating and appliances grant program, and establishing the clean air building investments fund.
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The bill requires the Colorado energy office (office) to identify for
adoption 3 sets of model code language:
  • Model electric and solar ready code language;
  • Model low energy and carbon code language; and
  • Model green code language.
On or before January 1, 2025, municipalities, counties, the office
of the state architect, the division of housing, and the division of fire
prevention and control shall adopt and enforce an energy code that
achieves equivalent or better energy performance than the 2021
international energy conservation code and the model electric and solar
ready code language identified for adoption by the office.
On or before January 1, 2030, municipalities, counties, the office
of the state architect, the division of housing, and the division of fire
prevention and control shall adopt and enforce an energy code that
achieves equivalent or better energy and carbon emissions performance
than the model low energy and carbon code language identified for
adoption by the office.
In the event of a conflict between the 2021 international energy
conservation code, the 2024 international energy conservation code, or
any of these 3 sets of model code language and either the Colorado
plumbing code or the national electric code, the Colorado plumbing code
or the national electric code prevails.
The bill creates 2 primary grant programs:
  • The building electrification for public buildings grant
program to provide grants to local governments, school
districts, state agencies, and special districts for the
installation of high-efficiency electric heating equipment;
and
  • The high-efficiency electric heating and appliances grant
program to provide grants to local governments, utilities,
nonprofit organizations, and housing developers for the
installation of high-efficiency electric heating equipment in
multiple structures within a neighborhood.
The bill establishes the clean air building investments fund, a
continuously appropriated cash fund, to fund the creation,
implementation, and administration of both of these grant programs.
The bill also requires the following transfers from the general
fund:
  • $3 million to the energy fund created for the Colorado
energy office to issue grants and provide training related to
the 2021 international energy conservation code, electric
and solar ready codes, and low energy and carbon codes;
  • $10 million to the clean air building investments fund for
the creation, implementation, and administration of the
building electrification for public buildings grant program;
and
  • $12 million to the clean air building investments fund for
the creation, implementation, and administration of the
high-efficiency electric heating and appliances grant
program.

House SponsorsA. Valdez (D)
T. Bernett (D)
Senate SponsorsF. Winter (D)
C. Hansen (D)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusGovernor Signed (06/02/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
F. Winter (D)
C. Hansen (D)
House:
A. Valdez (D)
T. Bernett (D)

Bill: HB22-1376
Title: Supportive Learning Environments For K-12 Students
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Intro Date04/14/2022
DescriptionConcerning supportive learning environments for K-12 students, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill requires the department of education (department) to
compile data and create reports based on information received from
school districts and charter schools (schools) related to chronic
absenteeism rates, the number of in-school and out-of-school suspensions,
the number of expulsions, the number of students handcuffed or
restrained, the number of referrals to law enforcement, and the number of

school-related arrests. The department shall annually update and post
such data and reports on its website.
The department shall create easily accessible and user-friendly
school district profiles relating to school climate, including school climate
surveys.
Restrictions concerning the use of restraints on students are
increased, including providing, creating, and implementing training for
school staff and school security staff on the use of restraints and adding
restrictions to the use of restraints on students.
The department is required to develop a policy for hiring, training,
and evaluating school resource officers.
For the state fiscal year 2022-23, the bill requires an additional
appropriation of $2 million to the department to continue the expelled and
at-risk student services program for the purpose of providing services and
supports to develop effective attendance and discipline systems, to
address educational inequities and disproportionate discipline practices,
and to offer staff training and technical assistance to ensure the culturally
responsive implementation of services and supports.

House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
M. Young (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
F. Winter (D)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (05/26/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
K. Priola (R)
F. Winter (D)
House:
L. Herod (D)
M. Young (D)

Bill: HB22-1377
Title: Grant Program Providing Responses To Homelessness
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DescriptionConcerning the creation of the connecting Coloradans experiencing homelessness with services, recovery care, and housing supports grant program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill creates the connecting Coloradans experiencing
homelessness with services, treatment, and housing supports grant
program (grant program), administered by the division of housing
(division) in the department of local affairs (department).

The grant program provides grants to local governments and
nonprofit organizations to enable those entities to make investments and
improvements in their communities or regions of the state to address and
respond to the needs of people experiencing homelessness.
The bill requires the division to develop policies, procedures, and
guidelines governing the administration of the grant program. The bill
specifies how grant funding is to be awarded and the eligible uses of grant
money awarded under the grant program. The bill specifies requirements
for grant recipients.
The bill creates the connecting Coloradans experiencing
homelessness with services, treatment, and housing supports fund (fund)
in the department. The bill specifies requirements pertaining to the
administration of the fund. The bill requires a transfer of $105 million
from the economic recovery and relief cash fund to the fund to administer
the grant program.
The bill sets forth specified reporting requirements pertaining to
the grant program.
The bill requires the department, in conjunction with the
department of health care policy and financing, to report to the house of
representatives public and behavioral health and human services
committee and the senate health and human services committee, and to
its committee of reference during its State Measurement for
Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act
hearing, any results, recommendations, and federal implications
concerning any supportive housing pilot program currently being
administered by the department in conjunction with the department of
health care policy and financing.
The bill requires the division to report on the activities of the grant
program as part of the regular annual public report prepared by the
division on affordable and emergency housing spending.

House SponsorsT. Exum Sr. (D)
S. Woodrow (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Gonzales (D)
C. Kolker (D)
House CommitteeTransportation and Local Government
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusGovernor Signed (05/31/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Gonzales (D)
C. Kolker (D)
House:
T. Exum Sr. (D)
S. Woodrow (D)

Bill: HB22-1378
Title: Denver-metro Regional Navigation Campus Grant
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DescriptionConcerning the Denver-metropolitan regional navigation campus grant to address homelessness, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill directs the division of housing in the department of local
affairs (division) to award a grant to a local government in the Denver
metropolitan area or a community partner in conjunction with a local
government in order to build or acquire, and then facilitate, a regional
navigation campus to respond to and prevent homelessness.
The bill requires the division, in collaboration with the department

of human services and the behavioral health administration in the
department of human services, to establish the application requirements,
review applications, select a grant recipient, and ensure the grant is only
awarded after a fair and rigorous open competition among eligible
applicants.
The bill creates the regional navigation campus cash fund and
requires the state treasurer to transfer $50 million from the economic
recovery and relief cash fund to the regional navigation campus cash fund
on July 1, 2022.

House SponsorsT. Sullivan (D)
I. Jodeh (D)
Senate SponsorsC. Hansen (D)
J. Coleman (D)
House CommitteeTransportation and Local Government
Senate CommitteeTransportation and Energy
StatusGovernor Signed (05/31/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
C. Hansen (D)
J. Coleman (D)
House:
T. Sullivan (D)
I. Jodeh (D)

Bill: HB22-1381
Title: Colorado Energy Office Geothermal Energy Grant Program
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Intro Date04/18/2022
DescriptionConcerning the creation of a geothermal energy grant program to facilitate the development of geothermal energy resources.
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The bill creates the geothermal energy grant program (grant
program) in the Colorado energy office (office) within the office of the
governor. The grant program offers 3 types of grants:
  • The single-structure geothermal grant, which is awarded to
applicants that are constructing new buildings and that are

installing a geothermal system as the primary heating
system for the building;
  • The community district heating grant, which is awarded to
support ground-source, water-source, or multisource
thermal systems that serve more than one building; and
  • The geothermal electricity generation grant, which is
awarded to support the development of geothermal
electricity generation and hydrogen generation produced
from geothermal energy.
The bill sets qualifications, limits, and standards for awarding the grants.
A grantee is prohibited from using the money for any purpose not
specified in statute or in the grant application. Using the grant money for
another purpose subjects the grantee to a civil action seeking repayment.
The bill creates the geothermal energy grant fund (fund).The grant
money in the fund is allocated in the following percentages:
  • Up to 40% of the total money in the fund may be awarded
in grants for cost-matching public-private partnerships to
support the development of geothermal electricity
generation and resource development, which may include
hydrogen generation produced from geothermal energy;
  • Up to 60% of the total money in the fund may be awarded
in grants for constructing new buildings and remodeling
existing buildings using geothermal heating, and one-fourth
of the money must be awarded to eligible entities from or
projects in low-income, disproportionately impacted, or just
transition communities; and
  • Up to 25% of the total money in the fund may be awarded
in grants to support the development of district heating
systems in new construction or to retrofit existing
buildings.
The money in the fund is continuously appropriated to implement
the grant program. The state treasurer will transfer $20 million from the
general fund to the fund.
The office administers the grant program and, in doing so, must
develop and apply criteria for evaluating and awarding grant applications
that:
  • Prioritize projects in low-income, disproportionately
impacted, or just transition communities; and
  • Maximize the number of additional projects that would
otherwise not occur without grant money.
Each grantee must submit an annual report to the office for 2 years
following receipt of a grant award. By February 1, 2024, and each year
thereafter, the office must submit a report to the transportation and energy
committee of the senate and the energy and environment committee of the
house of representatives. The report must include:
  • The grant expenditures;
  • The percentage of each type of grant awarded;
  • The total amount of matching funds that grantees provided
to receive a grant;
  • The percentage of grants awarded to and for projects in
low-income, disproportionately impacted, or just transition
communities; and
  • To the extent available, the effects of the grants on gas use,
electricity use, emissions, and energy costs.

House SponsorsH. McKean (R)
B. Titone (D)
Senate SponsorsF. Winter (D)
R. Woodward (R)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusGovernor Signed (06/02/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
F. Winter (D)
R. Woodward (R)
House:
H. McKean (R)
B. Titone (D)

Bill: HB22-1391
Title: Modifications To Severance Tax
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DescriptionConcerning the state severance tax on oil and gas, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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Joint Budget Committee. The bill changes the calculation of the
ad valorem credit allowed against the state severance tax on oil and gas.
In tax years beginning on and after January 1, 2024, the credit for ad
valorem taxes is calculated on a per-well basis for wells that are not
exempt from taxation by applying the prior year's mill levy to the current
year's gross income multiplied by an assessment rate of 87.5%, and taking
87.5% of that amount for the credit. This calculation is simplified to
multiplying 76.56% of the gross income of the well by the mill levy fixed

in the prior calendar year.
A working group consisting of the director of the office of state
planning and budgeting and the executive directors of the departments of
revenue, natural resources, education, and local affairs, or their designees,
is required to develop an implementation plan for making additional
changes to the state severance tax on oil and gas. The implementation
plan must make recommendations concerning the steps necessary to
change the legal incidence of tax from interest owners to operators while
maintaining revenue neutrality, require electronic filing of returns for
severance taxes, and require additional electronic data collection to the
tax.

House SponsorsJ. McCluskie (D)
Senate SponsorsB. Rankin (R)
C. Hansen (D)
House CommitteeFinance
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusSigned by the President of the Senate (05/31/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
B. Rankin (R)
C. Hansen (D)
House:
J. McCluskie (D)

Bill: HB22-1394
Title: Fund Just Transition Community And Worker Supports
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DescriptionConcerning funding for just transition programs to assist communities with economic transitions, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill transfers $15 million from the general fund, with $5
million allocated to the just transition cash fund and $10 million allocated
to the coal transition workforce assistance program account, and directs
the department of labor and employment, through the just transition
office, to expend the money for specified coal community and worker
supports.

House SponsorsD. Esgar (D)
D. Roberts (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Donovan (D)
F. Winter (D)
House CommitteeTransportation and Local Government
Senate CommitteeBusiness, Labor and Technology
StatusSigned by the Speaker of the House (06/01/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
K. Donovan (D)
F. Winter (D)
House:
D. Esgar (D)
D. Roberts (D)

Bill: HB22-1413
Title: Remote Testimony Before Legislative Committees
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DescriptionConcerning authority for the executive committee of the legislative council to allow remote testimony before legislative committees, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing an appropriation.
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Under current law, the legislative council committee of the general
assembly is permitted to establish policies allowing legislative
committees to take remote testimony from one or more centralized remote
sites around the state. The bill would allow the executive committee of
the legislative council to establish policies allowing legislative

committees to take testimony from government officials and employees
and the public.

House SponsorsD. Esgar (D)
H. McKean (R)
Senate SponsorsC. Holbert (R)
S. Fenberg (D)
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate CommitteeAppropriations
StatusSigned by the President of the Senate (05/25/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
C. Holbert (R)
S. Fenberg (D)
House:
D. Esgar (D)
H. McKean (R)

Bill: SB22-003
Title: Community College Nursing Bachelor Degree Eligibility
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Intro Date01/12/2022
DescriptionConcerning permitting community colleges to offer a bachelor of science degree in nursing to certain students.
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Under existing law, community colleges may offer a bachelor of
science degree in nursing as a completion degree to students who have or
are pursuing an associate degree in nursing. The bill permits community
colleges to offer a bachelor of science degree in nursing to students who
have or are pursuing a certificate in nursing.

House SponsorsT. Exum Sr. (D)
K. Mullica (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Buckner (D)
K. Donovan (D)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate CommitteeEducation
StatusGovernor Signed (04/07/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Buckner (D)
K. Donovan (D)
House:
T. Exum Sr. (D)
K. Mullica (D)

Bill: SB22-004
Title: Evidence-based Training In Science Of Reading
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DescriptionConcerning measures to support evidence-based literacy instruction for students in early grades, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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By the beginning of the 2023-24 school year and continuing
thereafter, the bill requires each school district, board of cooperative
services, and charter school (local education provider) to ensure that the
principal in a school that serves kindergarten or any of grades one through
3 and each school district administrator with responsibility that pertains
to programs in kindergarten or any of grades one through 3 to

successfully complete evidence-based training in the science of reading.
The local education provider may request a one-year extension from the
state board of education to ensure that the teachers, principals, and
administrators whom it employs meet the training requirements. Each
local education provider must submit to the department of education
(department) evidence that it is in compliance with the principal and
administrator training requirements to receive per-pupil intervention
money in a budget year.
The bill requires the board of trustees for each public library to
adopt a policy by January 1, 2023, to support parents and children in
improving literacy through the science of reading. The policy must
include a requirement that:
  • Each librarian successfully complete evidence-based
training in the science of reading;
  • The director of the board of trustees maintain an accurate
list on the library website of the librarians who successfully
complete the training; and
  • The director of the board of trustees identify materials and
activities for parents and children to improve literacy and
ensure that the materials and activities are available in the
public library and are updated monthly.
Upon request of a local education provider or the board of trustees
of a public library, the department shall provide training in the science of
reading to principals and administrators of the local education provider
and librarians of the public library for free.
The bill directs the state librarian to work with public libraries
throughout the state to facilitate access to evidence-based training in the
science of reading for librarians and assist in identifying materials and
activities for parents and children to improve literacy.

House SponsorsJ. McCluskie (D)
Senate SponsorsB. Rankin (R)
J. Bridges (D)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate CommitteeEducation
StatusGovernor Signed (05/31/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
B. Rankin (R)
J. Bridges (D)
House:
J. McCluskie (D)

Bill: SB22-007
Title: Increase Wildfire Risk Mitigation Outreach Efforts
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DescriptionConcerning outreach to the public relating to wildfire risk mitigation practices, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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Wildfire Matters Review Committee. The bill requires the
Colorado state forest service (forest service) to convene a working group
(working group) that includes the division of fire prevention and control
in the department of public safety (DFPC) and the United States forest
service (USFS), and that may include other local, state, or federal partners
and entities engaged in wildfire risk mitigation in the wildland-urban

interface (WUI).
The working group shall consider how best to conduct enhanced
wildfire awareness month outreach campaigns in 2023 and 2024, as well
as other outreach efforts that inform and motivate residents in the WUI
to engage in more wildfire risk mitigation. The working group's
considerations also include how best to distribute educational resources
and information and which methods of outreach are most effective in
reaching the targeted audience.
After considering feedback from the working group, and subject
to available appropriations, the forest service shall implement an
enhanced wildfire awareness month outreach campaign in conjunction
with the DFPC and the USFS in 2023 and 2024, as well as other outreach
efforts in the 2022-23 and 2023-24 state fiscal years.
In implementing an enhanced wildfire awareness month outreach
campaign and other outreach efforts, the forest service may, subject to
available appropriations:
  • Develop or contract for the development or placement of
marketing and educational materials, including videos,
direct mail, social media, print media, television and radio
spots, and billboards;
  • Conduct or contract for educational events targeted to
residents in the WUI;
  • Retain consultants, as necessary, to implement all or part of
an outreach campaign, as well as other outreach efforts;
  • Make enhancements to the forest service's web-based
clearinghouse for technical assistance and funding
resources and coordinate with working group partners and
other entities to provide links to web-based educational
resources and information; and
  • Secure necessary staff to implement the outreach efforts.
The bill requires the state forester to report to the wildfire matters
review committee during the 2023 and 2024 legislative interims
concerning the outreach efforts implemented pursuant to the bill,
including the amount and use of money appropriated for outreach efforts
and the impact of those efforts in increasing awareness of wildfire risk
mitigation in the WUI.

House SponsorsL. Cutter (D)
M. Snyder (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
T. Story (D)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate CommitteeLocal Government
StatusGovernor Signed (06/03/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
P. Lee (D)
T. Story (D)
House:
L. Cutter (D)
M. Snyder (D)

Bill: SB22-008
Title: Higher Education Support For Foster Youth
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DescriptionConcerning postsecondary education support for certain students who have been in out-of-home placement, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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Colorado Youth Advisory Council Review Committee. The bill
requires all public higher education institutions (institutions) in Colorado
to waive undergraduate tuition and fees for Colorado resident students
who have been in foster care or, following an adjudication as neglected
or dependent, in noncertified kinship care in Colorado at any time on or
after reaching the age of 13 (qualifying students). The institutions are

required to designate an employee to serve as a liaison to qualifying or
prospective qualifying students.
Under existing law, school districts and the state charter school
institute must designate an employee to act as the child welfare education
liaison. The bill requires child welfare education liaisons to provide
students in out-of-home placement with information and assistance
regarding the tuition waiver for qualifying students.

House SponsorsH. McKean (R)
B. McLachlan (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate CommitteeEducation
StatusGovernor Signed (05/26/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
K. Priola (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
House:
H. McKean (R)
B. McLachlan (D)

Bill: SB22-019
Title: Access To Suppressed Court Eviction Records
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Intro Date01/12/2022
DescriptionConcerning access to automatically suppressed court records of eviction proceedings.
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Under existing law, a court record in an eviction proceeding is
automatically suppressed and only available to judges; court staff; a party
to the case and, if represented, the party's attorneys; authorized judicial
department staff; and a person with a valid court order authorizing access
to the court record. The bill permits an attorney, with permission of a
party included in a suppressed court record, to access the record for the

purpose of providing legal advice to, or evaluating whether to enter an
appearance on behalf of, the party included in the record.

House SponsorsS. Woodrow (D)
Senate SponsorsF. Winter (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (03/15/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
F. Winter (D)
House:
S. Woodrow (D)

Bill: SB22-029
Title: Investment Water Speculation
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Intro Date01/12/2022
DescriptionConcerning water speculation in the state.
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Water Resources Review Committee. Section 1 of the bill
prohibits a purchaser of agricultural water rights that are represented by
shares in a mutual ditch company from engaging in investment water
speculation. Investment water speculation is the purchase of agricultural
water rights that are represented by shares in a mutual ditch company in
the state with the intent, at the time of purchase, to profit from an increase
in the water's value in a subsequent transaction or by receiving payment
from another person for nonuse of all or a portion of the water subject to

the water right.
On or after January 1, 2023, the state engineer or the state
engineer's designee (state engineer) may investigate complaints of
investment water speculation. If a purchaser holds, or by virtue of a
proposed sale or transfer, will hold at least a minimum percent of the
shares in a mutual ditch company, about which minimum percent the
mutual ditch company must determine and notify the state engineer on or
before December 31, 2022, there is a rebuttable presumption that the
purchaser is engaged in investment water speculation. The state engineer
may fine a purchaser up to $10,000 for a violation and require, for a
period of up to 2 years after a fine has been imposed, that any sale or
transfer of shares in a mutual ditch company to the purchaser be subject
to approval by the state engineer.
If the state engineer believes that a complaint is frivolous or was
filed for the purpose of harassing a seller or purchaser, the state engineer
may refer the matter to the attorney general's office for the attorney
general or the attorney general's designee (attorney general) to investigate
and, if the attorney general determines that enforcement is warranted,
bring a civil action in a court of competent jurisdiction alleging the
complaint is frivolous or was filed for the purpose of harassment. If the
attorney general prevails in the civil action, the court may fine a
complainant up to $1,000, prohibit the complainant from filing any
complaints alleging investment water speculation for up to one year, and
grant attorney fees and court costs. Section 3 authorizes the attorney
general to bring a civil action against a complainant if the state engineer
refers the matter to the attorney general.
Section 2 requires the board of directors of a mutual ditch
company to determine the minimum percent of agricultural water rights
held by all of the shareholders in the mutual ditch company that a
purchaser holds or, by virtue of the sale or transfer of shares in the mutual
ditch company, will hold that creates a rebuttable presumption that the
purchaser is engaging in investment water speculation.

House SponsorsK. McCormick (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Coram (R)
K. Donovan (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeAgriculture and Natural Resources
StatusSenate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Lay Over Amended (04/21/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
D. Coram (R)
K. Donovan (D)
House:
K. McCormick (D)

Bill: SB22-039
Title: Funding For Educational Opportunities
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Hearing Date
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Intro Date01/14/2022
DescriptionConcerning funding for educational opportunities, and, in connection therewith, creating a scholarship program for students to pursue educational opportunities.
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The bill requires the state treasurer to transfer $723 million from
the general fund to the state education fund for the 2022-23 budget year.
The bill repeals the budget stabilization factor starting in the
2023-24 budget year, and for each budget year thereafter.
The bill creates the Hope Scholarship Program (program) in the

department of education (department). The purpose of the program is to
meet the educational needs of every eligible student by assisting with
certain education expenses. The bill requires:
  • The department to contract with an entity that will
administer the program (administering entity);
  • The department to transfer to the administering entity an
amount equal to 125% of the prior budget year's average
state share of per pupil revenues for an eligible student who
receives a scholarship;
  • The department to prorate the amount transferred to the
administering entity based on the amount of time remaining
in the budget year, and deduct the amount transferred from
the amount that the department distributes to the eligible
student's school district of residence for the budget year in
which an account is created, subject to limitations;
  • The parent of an eligible student to apply to the
administering entity for a scholarship;

  • A parent of an eligible student to only spend scholarship
money on defined eligible expenses; and
  • The administering entity to oversee the program and
perform an audit to ensure scholarship money is spent on
defined eligible expenses.

House Sponsors
Senate SponsorsP. Lundeen (R)
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeEducation
StatusSenate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (02/24/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
P. Lundeen (R)
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House:

Bill: SB22-051
Title: Policies To Reduce Emissions From Built Environment
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date01/18/2022
DescriptionConcerning policies to reduce emissions from the built environment.
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The bill specifies that air-source and ground-source heat pump
systems are household furnishings exempt from the levy and collection
of property tax. The bill exempts air-source and ground-source heat pump
systems from the definition of fixtures for property tax purposes.
Beginning July 1, 2024, the bill exempts from state sales and use
tax all sales, storage, and use of eligible decarbonizing building materials.

Eligible decarbonizing building materials are defined as building
materials that have a maximum acceptable global warming potential as
determined by the office of the state architect.
In addition, beginning January 1, 2023, the bill exempts from state
sales and use tax all sales, storage, and use of air-source and
ground-source heat pump systems that are used in commercial or
residential buildings.
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.

House SponsorsE. Sirota (D)
Senate SponsorsC. Hansen (D)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate CommitteeTransportation and Energy
StatusGovernor Signed (06/02/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
C. Hansen (D)
House:
E. Sirota (D)

Bill: SB22-063
Title: Property Ownership Fairness Act
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date01/18/2022
DescriptionConcerning the "property ownership fairness act".
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The bill enacts the Property Ownership Fairness Act (act). The
bill entitles a property owner to seek just compensation from a
governmental entity that enacts a land use law reducing the right of a
property owner to use, divide, sell, or possess their property and reducing
the fair market value of the property. The bill sets forth the procedure by
which a property owner can demand just compensation and sets forth
exceptions where a property owner is not entitled to seek just
compensation for a land use law. Additionally, the bill prohibits a

governmental entity from enacting a land use law that caps residential
building permits issued in a single or multi-year period with the intent of
limiting growth or development.

House SponsorsA. Pico (R)
Senate SponsorsL. Liston (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/01/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
L. Liston (R)
House:
A. Pico (R)

Bill: SB22-072
Title: Grants To Incentivize Home Use For Renters
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date01/19/2022
DescriptionConcerning the creation of a grant program to make grant awards to home owners who make residential space in their homes available for individuals seeking housing on a long-term rental basis.
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The bill creates the grants to homeowners to make residential
space available to renters grant program (grant program) as a 3-year pilot
program in the division of housing (division) within the department of

local affairs (DOLA). The grant program is established to provide state
assistance in the form of a one-time grant award of $500 to eligible
recipients who make residential space available within their homes for the
use of individuals seeking long-term rental housing. The grant program
must operate for 3 consecutive state fiscal years, commencing with the
2023-24 state fiscal year through the 2025-26 state fiscal year.
The division administers the grant program. The division is
required to create a process by which grant awards are made.
In order to be eligible to receive a grant award under the bill, an
individual must:
  • Be the owner of record of residential real property that the
individual occupies as the individual's primary residence
(owner-occupier);
  • Be at least 55 years of age as of the date of an application
submitted by the individual for a grant award;
  • Make residential space available within the
owner-occupier's home for use by an individual seeking
housing on a rental basis for a period of not less than 180
consecutive days.
The bill creates the grants to homeowners to make residential
space available to renters grant program fund (fund) in the state treasury.
The fund funds grant awards under the grant program and the
administrative costs of the division in administering the grant program.
The division is required to publish on an annual basis a report
summarizing the use of the money that was awarded under the grant
program in the preceding fiscal year. The bill specifies minimum contents
of the report, and the report must be posted on DOLA's and the division's
websites. The division is also required to prepare educational materials
concerning the grant program and to display such materials on its page on
DOLA's website.
Each county treasurer is required to include general information
about the grant program in the notice the assessor sends concerning the
property tax exemption for qualifying seniors. The division is required to
provide information to the county treasurers about the grant program for
inclusion in the notice.

House Sponsors
Senate SponsorsP. Lundeen (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeLocal Government
StatusSenate Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely (03/08/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
P. Lundeen (R)
House:

Bill: SB22-073
Title: Alternative Energy Sources
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
Intro Date01/19/2022
DescriptionConcerning alternative energy sources, and, in connection therewith, requiring a feasibility study for the use of small modular nuclear reactors as a source of carbon-free energy and for recycled energy, specifying the maximum nameplate capacity of a generation unit for pumped hydroelectricity.
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The bill requires the director of the office of economic

development (office) or the director's designee to conduct or cause to be
conducted a study (feasibility study) regarding the feasibility of using
small modular nuclear reactors as a carbon-free energy source for the
state and includes specific items that must be included in the feasibility
study.
By July 1, 2024, the director of the office is required to provide a
written report to the committees of the senate and house of
representatives having jurisdiction over energy matters regarding the
findings and conclusions from the feasibility study. The bill appropriates
$500,000 from the general fund to the office for the 2022-23 fiscal year
to be used for the purposes of the feasibility study.
In addition, current law defines recycled energy as energy
produced by a generation unit with a nameplate capacity of not more than
15 megawatts. For pumped hydroelectricity generation only, the bill
specifies that the energy be produced by a generation unit with a
nameplate capacity of not more than 400 megawatts.

House SponsorsH. McKean (R)
Senate SponsorsB. Rankin (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/17/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
B. Rankin (R)
House:
H. McKean (R)

Bill: SB22-082
Title: Geographical Area Hazardous Air Pollution Rule
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date01/20/2022
DescriptionConcerning addressing the geographical areas with the greatest concentration of air pollutants that affect human health.
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The bill requires the division of administration in the department
of public health and environment to analyze data published by the United
States environmental protection agency. The purpose of this analysis is
to identify geographical areas in which hazardous air pollutants have the
greatest negative effects on human health and then to propose a rule to the

air quality control commission to address these areas. The commission
will consider the rule at a hearing.
The division will also create and publish a map showing areas
where hazardous air pollutants have the greatest potential for causing
chronic human health effects.

House Sponsors
Senate SponsorsK. Donovan (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
StatusSenate Committee on Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely (02/16/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
K. Donovan (D)
House:

Bill: SB22-084
Title: 529 Plan Education Loan Payment Eligible Distribution
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date01/20/2022
DescriptionConcerning the inclusion of a qualified education loan payment as an eligible distribution from a 529 plan for purposes of the state income tax deduction for contributions to 529 plans.
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Under federal law, money deposited in a qualified tuition program
under section 529 of the internal revenue code (529 plan) grows tax
deferred and is withdrawn tax free when used for eligible expenses. In

addition to the federal tax benefit, the state provides an incentive for the
deposit of money into a 529 plan by offering a state income tax deduction
for contributions to a plan.
In 2019, the federal government included paying principal or
interest on any qualified education loan, up to a $10,000 lifetime limit per
plan beneficiary or sibling of a plan beneficiary, as an eligible expense.
Current law requires the state income tax deduction to be
recaptured from the taxpayer if a distribution is not used for listed
purposes. The bill specifies that using a 529 plan for paying principal or
interest on any qualified education loan, not to exceed $10,000, is also an
eligible distribution for purposes of the state income tax deduction for
contributions to such 529 plans.

House SponsorsM. Bradfield (R)
Senate SponsorsR. Gardner (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/08/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
R. Gardner (R)
House:
M. Bradfield (R)

Bill: SB22-086
Title: Homestead Exemption And Consumer Debt Protection
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date01/20/2022
DescriptionConcerning assets exempted from seizure in certain proceedings, and, in connection therewith, expanding the amount and application of the homestead exemption to include personal property that is actually used as a residence, increasing the scope and amount of assets that may be exempted, adding certain new exemptions, recreating and increasing an exemption for money in depository accounts, and removing a requirement that a person must deposit and not commingle funds in order to render child support payments or unemployment benefits exempt from levy to pay a debt.
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Section 1 of the bill makes legislative findings and declarations.
Colorado's statutory homestead exemption exempts a portion of a
homestead from seizure to satisfy a debt, contract, or civil obligation.
Section 2 increases the amount of the homestead exemption:
  • From $75,000 to $300,000 if the homestead is occupied as
a home by an owner of the home or an owner's family; and
  • From $105,000 to $400,000 if the homestead is occupied
as a home by an owner who is elderly or disabled, an
owner's spouse who is elderly or disabled, or an owner's
dependent who is elderly or disabled.
Section 3 expands the meaning of homestead to expressly
include a dwelling, and section 4 defines a dwelling as conventional
housing and personal property that is actually used as a residence,
including any vehicle, trailer, vessel, camper coach, mounted equipment,
railway car, shipping or cargo container, or shed.
Section 5 increases the maximum amounts of existing exemptions
from levy and sale under a writ of attachment or execution for certain
types of property and creates new exemptions for:
  • Firearms and hunting and fishing equipment;
  • Economic impact payments;
  • Health savings accounts; and
  • Money placed into a life expectancy set-aside account or
similar reserve fund, escrow, or impound account, which
money is derived from reverse mortgage proceeds that are
designated for specific uses.
Section 5 also recreates and increases an exemption for money in
depository accounts.
Sections 5, 6, and 7 remove a requirement that a person must
deposit child support payments in an account designated for the child and,
with regard to child support payments and unemployment benefits, not
commingle funds in order to claim an exemption for child support
payments or an exemption for unemployment benefits.

House SponsorsM. Gray (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Senate SponsorsF. Winter (D)
J. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusGovernor Signed (04/07/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
F. Winter (D)
J. Gonzales (D)
House:
M. Gray (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)

Bill: SB22-087
Title: Healthy Meals For All Public School Students
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date01/20/2022
DescriptionConcerning providing healthy meals to public school students.
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The bill creates the healthy school meals for all program (program)
in the department of education (department) to reimburse school food
authorities for free meals provided to students who are not eligible for
free or reduced-price meals under the federal school meals programs. The
program begins operating in the 2023-24 budget year, subject to the state
being selected to participate in the federal demonstration project to use

medicaid eligibility to identify students who are eligible for the federal
school meals programs (demonstration project).
A school food authority that chooses to participate in the program
(participating school food authority) must:
  • Provide free meals to all students enrolled in the public
schools that the participating school food authority serves;
  • Provide to the department annual notice of participation;
and
  • Maximize the amount of federal reimbursement by
participating in the federal community eligibility provision
to identify students who are eligible for the federal school
meals programs.
The amount of reimbursement distributed pursuant to the program
is equal to the federal free reimbursement rate multiplied by the total
number of meals served, minus any other federal or state reimbursement
the school food authority receives for providing meals.
The bill requires the department to:
  • Participate in the federal community eligibility provision
for the state as a whole, if that option is available; and
  • Apply to participate in the demonstration project.
Under the bill, a participating school food authority that creates a
parent and student committee to advise on food purchasing (advisory
committee) is eligible to receive a local food purchasing grant (grant) to
purchase Colorado grown, raised, or processed products for school meals.
Each eligible participating school food authority must comply with
reporting requirements. The bill establishes the amount of the grants,
limits on how the grant money may be spent, and the required
membership of the advisory committee. The department must annually
review a sample of the invoices for purchases made using grant money to
ensure compliance with purchasing requirements.
Under the bill, a participating school food authority may receive
an additional amount to increase the wages for individuals employed to
prepare and serve food.
The bill creates the local school food purchasing technical
assistance and education grant program (grant program), under which a
statewide nonprofit organization distributes grants to promote the
purchase of Colorado grown, raised, or processed products by
participating school food authorities and to assist participating school
food authorities in preparing meals using basic ingredients rather than
processed products. The nonprofit organization must report annually to
the department concerning implementation of the grant program.
The department must submit to committees of the general
assembly a biennial report concerning implementation of the program.
The department must contract with an independent auditor to conduct a
biennial financial and performance audit of the program. The report and
the audit must include implementation of the program, implementation of
the local food purchasing grants, use of the additional amount for
increasing wages, and implementation of the grant program.
The bill directs the general assembly to appropriate annually, by
line item in the annual appropriation bill, the amount necessary to
implement the program, including a specified amount for the grant
program.

House SponsorsD. Michaelson Jenet (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
B. Pettersen (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeEducation
StatusSenate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely (05/10/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
R. Fields (D)
B. Pettersen (D)
House:
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)

Bill: SB22-088
Title: Tuition Assistance For Building Trade Certificates
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DescriptionConcerning tuition assistance for students enrolled in building trade programs.
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Under current law, there is a tuition assistance program (program)
for students enrolled in career and technical education certificate
programs at certain state institutions. The commission on higher
education establishes policies and procedures for the program. The bill
requires the policies and procedures to give some preference to students
enrolled in building and construction trade certificate programs. The bill

also requires the general assembly to annually appropriate $650,000 for
the program.

House Sponsors
Senate SponsorsL. Liston (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeEducation
StatusSenate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (02/16/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
L. Liston (R)
House:

Bill: SB22-098
Title: Program Allowing Redispensing Of Unused Drugs
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DescriptionConcerning a task force to examine the creation of a program allowing for the use of donated unused drugs, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill creates the Colorado drug reuse opportunity program
(program). The program allows members of the public, health-care
providers, pharmacies, health-care facilities, drug manufacturers, and
other entities to donate prescription drugs, excluding controlled
substances, and over-the-counter medicine (drugs) to be distributed or
redispensed to Colorado residents with a prescription for such a drug or

symptoms treatable with such a drug (eligible patients). Donated drugs
are free to eligible patients, although there may be a fee for processing
and redispensing the drugs.
The bill establishes requirements for:
  • Donating unused drugs, receiving and accepting drug
donations, and redispensing and administering unused
drugs to eligible patients;
  • Storing, repackaging, and labeling donated drugs;
  • Disposing of donated drugs that cannot be redispensed; and
  • Record keeping relating to the donation, receipt, and reuse
of the donated drugs.
In redispensing the donated drugs, to the extent possible, the
program gives priority to eligible patients who are not covered by health
insurance or who lack adequate health insurance coverage or whose
income falls below a certain income level.
The state board of pharmacy shall promulgate rules, including
rules for donating and receiving drugs, labeling and repackaging drugs,
and redispensing or administering drugs by persons authorized to
dispense or administer drugs.
With certain exceptions, the bill provides immunity from civil or
criminal liability or professional discipline for a manufacturer, donor, or
receiver of drugs for activities directly attributable to donating, receiving,
redispensing, or administering a drug under the program.

House SponsorsD. Roberts (D)
P. Will (R)
Senate SponsorsR. Rodriguez (D)
House CommitteeHealth and Insurance
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
StatusGovernor Signed (06/08/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
R. Rodriguez (D)
House:
D. Roberts (D)
P. Will (R)

Bill: SB22-127
Title: Special Education Funding
VotesVotes all Legislators
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DescriptionConcerning funding for special education services, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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Legislative Interim Committee on School Finance. Current law
requires the department of education to distribute to each administrative
unit $1,250 for each child with a disability who receives special education
services from the administrative unit. The bill increases the amount to
$1,750 and requires the amount to increase by the rate of inflation each
budget year beginning with the 2024-25 budget year.
The bill increases the required annual appropriation by an
additional $40 million to fund children who have one or more disabilities
Capital letters or bold & italic numbers indicate new material to be added to existing law.
and receive special education services from an administrative unit and
requires the amount to increase by the rate of inflation each budget year
beginning with the 2024-25 budget year.
The bill requires the special education fiscal advisory committee
to submit a report to the education committees of the general assembly on
or before January 1, 2023. The report must include the following
information:
  • An analysis of funding for special education services in
other states compared to the funding model used in
Colorado, with a focus on the proportionate share between
federal, state, and local funding and how other states fund
different categories of disabilities to target the needs of
children with disabilities;
  • An analysis of the actual costs to provide special education
services to children with disabilities in Colorado;
  • An analysis of the effectiveness of the current model for
funding special education services, including whether the
current funding model adequately supports special
education services;
  • An examination of the high-cost special education trust
fund (fund) that includes how the fund is operated, who
receives funding from the fund, and how the fund impacts
those who receive funds;
  • An analysis of the current disability categories for children
with disabilities and whether the disability categories are
sufficient for meeting the needs of children with
disabilities; and
  • Recommended changes, if any, to the special education
services funding model.

House SponsorsC. Larson (R)
J. McCluskie (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Zenzinger (D)
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate CommitteeEducation
StatusGovernor Signed (05/26/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
R. Zenzinger (D)
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House:
C. Larson (R)
J. McCluskie (D)

Bill: SB22-129
Title: Process For Proposed Air Quality Rules
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/01/2022)
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Intro Date02/09/2022
DescriptionConcerning the procedures for proposals filed in anticipation of an air quality control commission rule-making hearing.
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The bill requires the air quality control commission (commission)
to include in a notice of proposed rule-making a description of the classes
of persons, including businesses, that will be affected by the proposed
rule.
A person who proposes a rule differing from the rule proposed by

the commission or a revision of limited applicability shall file the
proposal by a deadline determined by the commission by rule, and must
include a description of the classes of persons, including businesses, that
will be affected by the proposal.
If the proposal is an alternative proposal, as defined by the
commission by rule, the person must include with the proposal an initial
economic impact analysis of the proposed rule.
The commission shall designate a hearing officer to consider
proposals filed with the commission. Not later than 10 business days after
the proposal is filed with the commission, the hearing officer shall
determine if the proposal is an alternative proposal, warranting
consideration by the commission. The hearing officer shall provide notice
of its determination to persons that have filed written requests with the
commission to receive notice.

House Sponsors
Senate SponsorsJ. Cooke (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/22/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Cooke (R)
House:

Bill: SB22-131
Title: Protect Health Of Pollinators And People
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date02/10/2022
DescriptionConcerning measures to improve pollinator habitats for the protection of the environment.
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The bill implements a number of measures to protect pollinators
and people throughout the state. Section 1 of the bill makes legislative
findings.
Section 2 restricts the use of pesticides on the grounds of a school,
preschool program, child care center, or children's resident camp and
requires that notification be sent when a pesticide is used at such a

location. The executive director of the department of public health and
environment may adopt rules to implement section 2.
Section 3 requires the executive director of the department of
natural resources or the executive director's designee (DNR executive
director) to conduct a study on how to address pollinator decline and
increase pollinator health in the state. In conducting the study, the DNR
executive director shall consult with other state agencies and with
scientists with expertise in pollinator health, ecological processes,
biodiversity, native plants, and ecological land management. The DNR
executive director shall submit a report of the study to the general
assembly and the governor on or before January 1, 2024.
Section 4 creates a pilot grant program in the department of
agriculture to provide financial grants to agricultural producers to test the
use of noncoated seed-applied systemic insecticide on their crops.
Sections 5 and 6 require the commissioner of agriculture to adopt
rules designating as restricted-use certain pesticides that contain an active
ingredient belonging to the neonicotinoid class of insecticides or the
sulfoxomine class of insecticides, but allowing the use of such pesticides
in pet care, personal care, wood preservatives, and indoor pest-control
products and products used on golf courses. The commissioner's rules
will not affect the use of the restricted-use pesticides for agricultural
purposes.
Sections 7 through 10 authorize local governments to regulate
pesticide use and remove certain preemptions regarding local government
regulation of pesticide use.

House SponsorsM. Froelich (D)
C. Kipp (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeAgriculture and Natural Resources
StatusSenate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely (03/03/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
K. Priola (R)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House:
M. Froelich (D)
C. Kipp (D)

Bill: SB22-133
Title: Provide Security For Certain Elected Officials
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Intro Date02/14/2022
DescriptionConcerning the provision of security by the Colorado state patrol for certain elected officials, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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Current law requires the Colorado state patrol to provide
protection for members of the general assembly when they are present in
the state capitol buildings group and to respond to complaints relating to
criminal activity or security threats against a member of the general
assembly. Current law also authorizes the Colorado state patrol to provide
additional protection and security services to a member of the general

assembly in certain circumstances as requested by legislative leadership.
After considering several factors, the Colorado state patrol determines
whether the protection and security services are needed.
The bill requires the executive committee of the legislative council
(executive committee) to establish a process that allows a member of the
general assembly to appeal to the executive committee if the member
requests protection and security services from the Colorado state patrol
and the Colorado state patrol determines that the services are not needed.
The bill requires the executive committee to review the reasons for the
request for protection and security services and the reasons for the
Colorado state patrol's determination that the services are not needed.
If the executive committee determines that the protection and
security services requested by the member of the general assembly are
needed, the executive committee is required to coordinate with the
Colorado state patrol to provide the protection and security services
requested by the member of the general assembly. The executive
committee is required to reimburse the Colorado state patrol for any costs
incurred by the Colorado state patrol in providing protection and security
services to a member of the general assembly when the Colorado state
patrol or the executive committee determines that the protection and
security services are needed. The executive committee is required to
authorize the reimbursement from the legislative department cash fund.
In addition, the bill specifies that the Colorado state patrol is
required to provide the same protection and security services to the
secretary of state, attorney general, and state treasurer (statewide
constitutional officers) when they are present in the state capitol buildings
group as it provides to members of the general assembly and that
statewide constitutional officers may also request that the Colorado state
patrol provide additional protection and security services to a statewide
constitutional officer upon request of the officer.
The bill establishes an appeal process for statewide constitutional
officers that is similar to the process for members of the general
assembly; except that the bill requires the executive director of the
department of public safety (director) to establish a process that allows a
statewide constitutional officer to appeal to the director. If the director
determines that the protection and security services requested by the
statewide constitutional officer are needed, the director is required to
coordinate with the Colorado state patrol to provide the services and the
Colorado state patrol bears the cost of providing the services.
If the director determines that the protection and security services
requested by a statewide constitutional officer are not needed but the
statewide constitutional officer requests that the Colorado state patrol still
provide the services, the statewide constitutional officer is required to
reimburse the Colorado state patrol for the cost of providing the
protection and security services.
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House SponsorsD. Esgar (D)
S. Woodrow (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
F. Winter (D)
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusGovernor Signed (06/08/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
K. Priola (R)
F. Winter (D)
House:
D. Esgar (D)
S. Woodrow (D)

Bill: SB22-138
Title: Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Colorado
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date02/16/2022
DescriptionConcerning measures to promote reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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Section 1 of the bill requires each insurance company issued a
certificate of authority to transact insurance business to prepare and file
an annual report with the insurance commissioner providing a
climate-risk assessment for the insurance company's investment portfolio
from the previous 12 months. The commissioner of insurance is required
to post the reports on the division of insurance's website. Section 1

defines climate-risk assessment as a determination of the economic and
business risks that climate change poses to an investment.
Section 2 requires the board of trustees of the public employees'
retirement association (PERA board) to prepare a similar annual report
and post it on the PERA board's website.
Section 3 updates the statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emission
reduction goals to add a 40% reduction goal for 2028 compared to 2005
GHG pollution levels and a 75% reduction goal for 2040 compared to
2005 GHG pollution levels.
Section 4 defines a small off-road engine as a gasoline-powered
engine of 50 horsepower or less used to fuel small off-road equipment
like lawn mowers and leaf blowers. Section 4 phases out the use of small
off-road engines by prohibiting their sale in nonattainment areas of the
state on or after January 1, 2030, and by providing financial incentives to
promote the replacement of small off-road engines with electric-powered,
small off-road equipment before 2030.
Section 11 establishes a state income tax credit in an amount equal
to 30% of the purchase price for new, electric-powered, small off-road
equipment for purchases made in income tax years 2023 through 2029.
Section 6 gives the oil and gas conservation commission authority
over class VI injection wells used for sequestration of GHG, including
through the issuance and enforcement of permits.
Section 7 requires the commissioner of agriculture or the
commissioner's designee, in consultation with the Colorado energy office
and the air quality control commission, to conduct a study examining
carbon reduction and sequestration opportunities in the agricultural sector
in the state, including the potential development of certified carbon offset
programs or credit instruments. On or before December 15, 2022, the
commissioner of agriculture or the commissioner's designee is required
to submit a report summarizing the study, including any legislative
recommendations, to the general assembly.
In support of the use of agrivoltaics, which is the colocation of
solar energy generation facilities on a parcel of land with agricultural
activities, section 8 authorizes the Colorado agriculture value-added
development board (board) to provide financing, including grants or
loans, for agricultural research on the use of agrivoltaics. For a research
project for which the board awards money to study the use of agrivoltaics,
sections 5 and 8 require the director of the division of parks and wildlife
to consult on the research project regarding the wildlife impacts of
agrivoltaic use.
Section 9 authorizes the board to seek, accept, and expend gifts,
grants, and donations, including donations of in-kind resources such as
solar panels, for use in agricultural research projects. Section 9 also
updates the statutory definition of agrivoltaics to list additional
agricultural activities on the parcel of land on which solar panel
generation facilities may be colocated, including animal husbandry, cover
cropping for soil health, and carbon sequestration.
Section 10 amends the statutory definition of solar energy
facility used in determining the valuation of public utilities for property
tax purposes to include agrivoltaics.

House SponsorsA. Valdez (D)
K. McCormick (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
C. Hansen (D)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate CommitteeTransportation and Energy
StatusHouse Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments (05/09/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
K. Priola (R)
C. Hansen (D)
House:
A. Valdez (D)
K. McCormick (D)

Bill: SB22-146
Title: Middle Income Access Program Expansion
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date03/07/2022
DescriptionConcerning the expansion of the Colorado housing and finance authority's middle income access program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill transfers $25 million to the department of local affairs
(DOLA) for expansion of the middle income access program created and
administered by the Colorado housing and finance authority (CHFA). The
bill requires the division of housing within DOLA to contract with CHFA
for administration of the money transferred.

House SponsorsM. Catlin (R)
M. Snyder (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Zenzinger (D)
D. Hisey (R)
House CommitteeTransportation and Local Government
Senate CommitteeLocal Government
StatusGovernor Signed (05/16/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
R. Zenzinger (D)
D. Hisey (R)
House:
M. Catlin (R)
M. Snyder (D)

Bill: SB22-152
Title: Residence Of Voter Whose Home Is Destroyed
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date03/08/2022
DescriptionConcerning authorization for a person whose residence is destroyed or becomes uninhabitable to continue to use the address of the residence as the person's residence for purposes of voting if the person intends to return to the residence once it is replaced or becomes habitable.
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The bill allows a person whose residence has been destroyed or

rendered uninhabitable by a natural disaster or by other means to maintain
residency for purposes of voting at the address of the destroyed residence
if the person intends to return to the residence once it is replaced or
becomes habitable. In such a case, the person's residence given for motor
vehicle registration and for state income tax purposes is not required to
be the same as the person's residence for voting purposes.

House SponsorsM. Gray (D)
T. Bernett (D)
Senate SponsorsS. Fenberg (D)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusGovernor Signed (04/13/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
S. Fenberg (D)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House:
M. Gray (D)
T. Bernett (D)

Bill: SB22-153
Title: Internal Election Security Measures
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date03/11/2022
DescriptionConcerning increasing internal election security measures, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill increases election security measures for the secretary of
state's office, election officials, candidates for elected office, and voters.
Current law authorizes the attorney general and the secretary of
state (secretary) to enforce the provisions of the election code by
injunctive action brought in the district court for the judicial district in
which any violation occurs. Section 4 of the bill requires the district court
and the supreme court, if applicable, to expedite scheduling and the
issuance of any orders in connection with an enforcement action so a final

ruling is made within specified periods.
Section 5 authorizes a coordinated election official or the
secretary's office to file a petition in district court alleging that a person
charged with a duty under the election code has committed or is about to
commit a breach or neglect of duty or other wrongful act.
Current law specifies that certain employees in the clerk and
recorder's office are required to complete a certification program for
election officials provided by the secretary (certification program).
Section 6 includes a designated election official for a county, a
coordinated election official for a county, and employees in the election
division of the department of state (department), at the discretion of the
secretary, as people required to complete the certification program.
Section 6 also specifies new requirements for the length of time that an
employee, designated election official, or coordinated election official has
to complete the certification program.
The curriculum for the certification program is required to include
specified courses. Section 7 requires that courses in voter registration and
list maintenance, accessibility, coordinated elections, mail ballot and
in-person voting processes, voting systems testing, risk-limiting audits,
canvass, and election security be included in the certification program
curriculum.
Section 8 specifies the circumstances under which a person is
ineligible to serve as a designated election official for a county or a
coordinated election official. Section 8 also specifies that, while serving
as a designated election official or a coordinated election official, a
person is prohibited from knowingly or recklessly making, publishing,
broadcasting, or circulating any false statement for the purposes of
promoting misinformation or disinformation related to the administration
of elections.
Certain elected officials or candidates for elective office are
currently prohibited from preparing, maintaining, or repairing any voting
equipment or device that is to be used in an election. Section 9 modifies
the prohibition to apply to any contact with the voting equipment or
device, rather than just physical contact. Section 9 also prohibits any
elected official or candidate for elective office in a political subdivision
with a population of 100,000 or more from having access to or being
present in a room with voting equipment or devices without being
accompanied by one or more persons with authorized access.
The governing body of any political subdivision is currently
authorized to adopt an electronic or electromechanical voting system.
Section 10 requires that for elections conducted under the Uniform
Election Code of 1992, the governing body of any political subdivision
is required to adopt an electronic or electromechanical voting system to
be used for tabulating votes at all elections held by the political
subdivision. This requirement does not apply to counties with fewer than
1,000 active electors at the date of the last general election.
Section 11 prohibits a county from creating, permitting any person
to create, or disclosing to any person an image of the hard drive of any
voting system component without the express written permission of the
department.
By a specified date, section 12 requires a designated election
official to keep all components of a voting system in a location where
entry is controlled by use of a key card access system and that is under
video security surveillance recording. The designated election official is
required to ensure that records in connection with access to the location
of the voting system and video recordings of the location are created and
maintained for specified periods. Section 3 defines terms in connection
with these requirements.
Section 12 also directs the general assembly to make an
appropriation from the general fund to the department of state for the
2022-23 state fiscal year to be used to administer a grant program to
provide assistance to counties in complying with the security
requirements of the bill.
Section 13 states that if a majority of a canvass board in a county
is unable to or does not certify the abstract of votes for any reason by the
applicable deadline, the secretary is required to review the noncertified
abstract of votes and other evidence provided by the canvass board. If,
after review, the secretary determines that the noncertified abstract of
votes is sufficiently explicit in showing how many votes were cast for
each candidate, ballot question, or ballot issue, the secretary is required
to certify the results for the county and proceed to certifying state results.
Current law requires a person to comply with certain rules of the
secretary when carrying out the duties of the secretary. Section 14
specifies that a person is also required to comply with other policies of
the secretary, including the acceptable use policy for the statewide voter
registration system, when carrying out such duties. Section 14 also
specifies that any person who willfully interferes with a person in
notifying or obstructs a person from notifying the department of a
potential violation or retaliates against a person for providing such notice
is subject to current penalties for election offenses.
Current law prohibits a person from tampering with electronic
voting equipment with the intent to change the tabulation of votes in an
election. In addition, section 15 prohibits a person from accessing
electronic voting equipment or an election-night reporting system without
authorization and specifies that a person who accesses such equipment or
system is guilty of a class 5 felony. Section 15 also specifies that an
authorized person who knowingly publishes or causes to be published
passwords or other confidential information relating to a voting system
will immediately have their authorized access revoked and is guilty of a
class 5 felony.
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House SponsorsS. Lontine (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
S. Fenberg (D)
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusGovernor Signed (06/02/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
K. Priola (R)
S. Fenberg (D)
House:
S. Lontine (D)

Bill: SB22-159
Title: Revolving Loan Fund Invest Affordable Housing
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Intro Date03/17/2022
DescriptionConcerning the creation of a revolving loan fund within the division of housing in the department of local affairs to make investments in transformational affordable housing, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill creates the transformational affordable housing revolving
loan fund program (loan program) in the division of housing (division) in
the department of local affairs (department) as a revolving loan program

in accordance with the requirements of the bill and the policies
established by the division. The loan program provides flexible,
low-interest, and below-market rate loan funding to assist eligible
recipients in completing the eligible loan projects identified in the bill.
The division may administer the loan program or, if it determines
that it would be more efficient and effective to contract out full or partial
administration of the program, the division may enter into a contract with
a third-party entity to administer the loan program.
The division is required to establish and publicize policies for the
loan program. The bill specifies factors the division is encouraged to
consider in evaluating loan applications.
The transformational affordable housing revolving loan fund
(fund) is created in the state treasury and the bill specifies requirements
pertaining to the administration of the fund.
The bill requires a transfer of a specified sum of money to the
fund.
The division is required to report on the activities of the loan
program as part of the regular annual public report prepared by the
division on affordable housing spending undertaken by the state.

House SponsorsP. Will (R)
D. Ortiz (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Zenzinger (D)
J. Bridges (D)
House CommitteeFinance
Senate CommitteeLocal Government
StatusGovernor Signed (05/26/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
R. Zenzinger (D)
J. Bridges (D)
House:
P. Will (R)
D. Ortiz (D)

Bill: SB22-160
Title: Loan Program Resident-owned Communities
VotesVotes all Legislators
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DescriptionConcerning programs to preserve mobile home communities, and, in connection therewith, establishing a revolving loan and grant program to assist mobile home owners seeking to purchase their communities, and making an appropriation.
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The bill establishes a revolving loan and grant program to provide
assistance and financing to mobile home owners seeking to organize and
purchase their mobile home parks. The division of housing (division) in

the department of local affairs (department) is required to contract with
at least 2, and not more than 3, loan program administrators, unless the
division determines that there is only one qualified applicant during an
open and competitive selection process, in which case the division may
contract with a single administrator.
The administrators are required to use money provided by the loan
program to make loans to mobile home owners seeking to purchase their
mobile home parks. The division is required to establish a grant program
to provide grants to nonprofit organizations that provide technical and
other assistance to eligible home owners seeking to organize to purchase
their mobile home parks. The division is also required to establish a grant
program to provide grants to eligible home owners to support programs
to ensure the long term affordability of a resident-owned park, including
by stabilizing lot rents and limiting rent increases.

House SponsorsA. Boesenecker (D)
M. Lindsay (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Gonzales (D)
N. Hinrichsen (D)
House CommitteeTransportation and Local Government
Senate CommitteeLocal Government
StatusGovernor Signed (05/17/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Gonzales (D)
N. Hinrichsen (D)
House:
A. Boesenecker (D)
M. Lindsay (D)

Bill: SB22-180
Title: Programs To Reduce Ozone Through Increased Transit
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Intro Date03/25/2022
DescriptionConcerning programs to reduce ground level ozone through increased use of transit.
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The bill creates the ozone season transit grant program (program)
in the Colorado energy office (office). The program provides grants to the
regional transportation district (RTD) and transit associations in order to
provide free transit services for at least 30 days during ozone season. A
transit association receiving a grant may use the money to make grants to
eligible transit agencies. The eligible transit agencies may use the money

to provide at least 30 days of new or expanded free transit services during
ozone season. The RTD may use grant money to cover up to 80% of the
costs of providing free transit for at least 30 days on all services offered
by the RTD during ozone season. Eligible transit agencies and the RTD
can use the money to cover lost fare box revenues and to pay for other
expenses necessary to implement the program, including expenses
associated with an increase in ridership as a result of the program. The
RTD and a transportation association receiving a grant are required to
report to the office on the services offered and estimates of the change in
ridership as a result of the program.
The office is required to establish policies governing the program
and to report to the house and senate transportation committees by
December 31 of each year of the program. The program is repealed,
effective July 1, 2024.
The transit and rail division (division) in the department of
transportation is required to create a 3-year pilot project to extend
state-run transit services throughout the state with the goals of reducing
ground level ozone, increasing ridership, and reducing vehicle miles
traveled in the state. The division is required to report to the
transportation legislation review committee on the pilot project. The pilot
project is repealed, effective July 1, 2026.

House SponsorsM. Gray (D)
J. Bacon (D)
Senate SponsorsF. Winter (D)
N. Hinrichsen (D)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate CommitteeTransportation and Energy
StatusGovernor Signed (05/26/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
F. Winter (D)
N. Hinrichsen (D)
House:
M. Gray (D)
J. Bacon (D)

Bill: SB22-182
Title: Economic Mobility Program
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/29/2022)
Hearing Date
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Hearing Room
Intro Date03/28/2022
DescriptionConcerning measures to address economic mobility for Coloradans, and, in connection therewith, creating the economic mobility program within the department of public health and environment and authorizing the department of higher education to contract for the use of an online platform to assist students with accessing public benefits and making an appropriation.
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The bill creates the economic mobility program within the
department of public health and environment and creates the economic
mobility program fund, requiring a $4 million transfer to the fund from

the economic recovery and relief cash fund.

House SponsorsM. Young (D)
L. Daugherty (D)
M. Lindsay (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Coram (R)
C. Hansen (D)
House CommitteeFinance
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusGovernor Signed (06/03/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
D. Coram (R)
C. Hansen (D)
House:
M. Young (D)
L. Daugherty (D)
M. Lindsay (D)

Bill: SB22-193
Title: Air Quality Improvement Investments
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/05/2022)
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Intro Date03/30/2022
DescriptionConcerning measures to improve air quality in the state, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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Industrial and manufacturing operations clean air grant
program. Section 1 of the bill creates the industrial and manufacturing
operations clean air grant program (clean air grant program) through
which the Colorado energy office (office) awards grant money to private
entities, local governments, and public-private partnerships for voluntary
projects to reduce air pollutants from industrial and manufacturing

operations.
Voluntary projects eligible for grant money include:
  • Energy efficiency projects;
  • Renewable energy projects;
  • Beneficial electrification projects;
  • Transportation electrification projects;
  • Projects producing or utilizing clean hydrogen;
  • Projects involving carbon capture at industrial facilities;
  • Methane capture projects;
  • Projects producing or utilizing sustainable aviation fuel;
and
  • Industrial process changes that reduce emissions.
Starting in 2025, the office is required to report annually on the
progress of the clean air grant program, submit the report to the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over energy matters, and post the
reports on the office's website.
On June 30, 2022, the state treasurer shall transfer $25 million
from the general fund to the industrial and manufacturing operations
clean air grant program cash fund, which fund is created in the bill. The
fund may also consist of money from federal sources and from gifts,
grants, and donations. The money in the fund is continuously appropriated
to the office for its administration of the clean air grant program.
The clean air grant program is repealed on September 1, 2029.
Community access to electric bicycles. Section 2 creates the
community access to electric bicycles grant program (electric bicycles
grant program) through which the office awards grant money to local
governments and nonprofit organizations that administer or plan to
administer a bike share program or an ownership program for the
provision of electric bicycles in a community. Section 2 also creates the
community access to electric bicycles rebate program (rebate program)
through which the office provides individuals in low- and
moderate-income households, or bicycle shops that sell electric bicycles
to program participants at discounted prices, rebates for purchases of
electric bicycles used for commuting purposes.
Starting in 2025, the office is required to report annually on the
progress of the electric bicycles grant program and the rebate program,
submit copies of the report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over transportation matters, and post the report on the office's website.
On June 30, 2022, the state treasurer shall transfer $12 million
from the general fund to the community access to electric bicycles cash
fund, which fund is created in the bill. The fund may also consist of
money from federal sources and from gifts, grants, and donations. The
money in the fund is subject to annual appropriation by the general
assembly to the office for its administration of the electric bicycles grant
program and the rebate program.
The electric bicycles grant program and the rebate program are
repealed on September 1, 2028.
Diesel truck emissions reduction grant program. Section 3
creates the diesel truck emissions reduction grant program (diesel trucks
grant program) through which the division of administration (division) in
the department of public health and environment (department) awards
grant money to certain private and public entities for decommissioning
diesel trucks and replacing the trucks with newer model trucks. The
division is required to determine eligibility for the grant money and the
eligible fuel types for qualifying as a replacement vehicle under the diesel
trucks grant program.
Starting in 2023, the department is required to report annually on
the progress of the diesel trucks grant program and submit a copy of the
report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over energy matters.
On June 30, 2022, the state treasurer shall transfer $15 million
from the general fund to the diesel truck emissions reduction grant
program cash fund, which fund is created in the bill. The fund may also
consist of money from federal sources and from gifts, grants, and
donations. The money in the fund is subject to annual appropriation by
the general assembly to the department for use by the division for its
administration of the diesel trucks grant program.
The diesel trucks grant program is repealed on July 1, 2032.
Electrifying school buses grant program. Section 3 also creates
the electrifying school buses grant program (school buses grant program)
through which the department, with technical assistance from the office,
awards grant money to school districts and charter schools to help finance
the purchase and maintenance of electric-powered school buses, the
conversion of fossil-fuel-powered school buses to electric-powered
school buses, charging infrastructure, and upgrades for electric charging
infrastructure and the retirement of fossil-fuel-powered school buses.
Starting in 2025, and every odd-numbered year thereafter, the
department is required to report on the progress of the school buses grant
program, submit copies of the report to the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over education and transportation matters, and post copies of
the report on its website.
On June 30, 2022, the state treasurer shall transfer $65 million
from the general fund to the electrifying school buses grant program cash
fund, which fund is created in the bill. The fund may also consist of
money from federal sources and from gifts, grants, and donations. The
money in the fund is subject to annual appropriation by the general
assembly to the department for its administration of the school buses
grant program.
The school buses grant program is repealed on September 1, 2034.
Section 4 updates the definition of federal act regarding the
reference to the federal Clean Air Act. Section 4 also updates the
definition of issue with respect to an order, permit, determination, or
notice issued by the division, to remove certified mail and add electronic
mail as options to issue such order, permit, determination, or notice.
Section 5 clarifies that the statutory fee caps for fees collected by
the air quality enterprise apply only to the annual stationary source
emission fees. The statutory fee caps are $1 million for state fiscal year
2021-22, $3 million for state fiscal year 2022-23, $4 million for state
fiscal year 2023-24, and $5 million on and after July 1, 2024.
Section 6 removes the requirement that the division make the
forms on which a person provides details necessary for filing an air
pollution emission notice available at all of the air pollution control
authority offices.
Section 7 extends the time within which the commission must
grant or deny a request for a hearing from within 15 days after the request
was made to within 30 days after the request was made.
Existing law authorizes the commission to submit any additions or
changes to the state implementation plan (SIP) to the administrator of the
federal environmental protection agency (administrator) for conditional
or temporary approval pending legislative council review of the additions
or changes. Section 8 authorizes the commission to submit the changes
or additions to the administrator as a provisional submission, pending
possible introduction and enactment of a bill to modify or delete all or a
portion of the commission's additions or changes to the SIP.
Section 9 makes a conforming amendment.
Section 10 appropriates the money transferred from the general
fund to the cash funds created in sections 1, 2, and 3 to the office, the
division, and the department for their administration of the programs
described in sections 1, 2, and 3. Additionally, section 10 appropriates
from the general fund:
  • $750,000 to the department of personnel for the costs of
issuing free annual eco passes to state employees; and
  • $7,000,000 to the department of public health and
environment to finance the aerial surveying of pollutants.

House SponsorsM. Froelich (D)
A. Valdez (D)
Senate SponsorsS. Fenberg (D)
J. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate CommitteeTransportation and Energy
StatusGovernor Signed (06/02/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
S. Fenberg (D)
J. Gonzales (D)
House:
M. Froelich (D)
A. Valdez (D)

Bill: SB22-198
Title: Orphaned Oil And Gas Wells Enterprise
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/18/2022)
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Intro Date04/07/2022
DescriptionConcerning measures to address orphaned wells in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, creating the orphaned wells mitigation enterprise.
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The bill creates the orphaned wells mitigation enterprise
(enterprise) in the department of natural resources for the purpose of:
  • Plugging, reclaiming, and remediating orphaned wells
located in the state for which no owner or operator can be
found or for which the owner or operator is unwilling or

unable to pay the costs of plugging and abandoning the
well;
  • Ensuring that the costs associated with the plugging,
reclaiming, and remediating of orphaned wells are borne by
operators in the form of mitigation fees;
  • Determining the amounts of mitigation fees; and
  • Imposing and collecting mitigation fees.
On or before August 1, 2022; on or before April 30, 2023; and on
or before April 30 each year thereafter, each operator shall pay a
mitigation fee to the enterprise for each well that has been spud but is not
yet plugged and abandoned, in accordance with rules promulgated by the
Colorado oil and gas conservation commission (commission), in the
following amounts:
  • For operators with production that is equal to or less than
a threshold to be determined by rules of the commission,
$125 for each well; or
  • For operators with production that exceeds a threshold to
be determined by rules of the commission, $225 for each
well.
Money collected as mitigation fees is credited to the orphaned
wells mitigation enterprise cash fund (fund), which is created in the bill.
The bill also creates the orphaned wells mitigation enterprise board
(enterprise board) and requires the enterprise board to administer the
enterprise and, at least annually, to:
  • Consider whether the mitigation fee amounts should be
increased or reduced, based on current circumstances and
reasonably anticipated future expenditures from the fund;
  • If the enterprise board determines that an increase or
reduction of the mitigation fee amounts is warranted, adjust
the mitigation fee amounts; and
  • Advise the commission of the outcome of the enterprise
board's deliberations.
The commission may promulgate rules as necessary to implement
the enterprise.

House SponsorsM. Weissman (D)
P. Will (R)
Senate SponsorsR. Scott (R)
S. Fenberg (D)
House CommitteeFinance
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusGovernor Signed (06/02/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
R. Scott (R)
S. Fenberg (D)
House:
M. Weissman (D)
P. Will (R)

Bill: SB22-199
Title: Native Pollinating Insects Protection Study
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/03/2022)
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Intro Date04/08/2022
DescriptionConcerning a study regarding the protection of native pollinating insects in the state, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill requires the executive director of the department of
natural resources or the executive director's designee (executive director)
to conduct a study as soon as practicable regarding the challenges
associated with native pollinating insect decline, their associated
ecosystems, and their health and resilience in the state. Based on the
results of the study, the executive director is required to make

recommendations:
  • For the protection of native pollinating insects;
  • On best practices for state agencies in implementing
policies and practices regarding native pollinating insects;
and
  • On how to develop education and outreach programming.
On or before January 1, 2024, the executive director shall submit
to the general assembly and the governor a report summarizing the study
and the executive director's recommendations based on the study.

House SponsorsM. Froelich (D)
C. Kipp (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House CommitteePublic and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusGovernor Signed (05/27/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
K. Priola (R)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House:
M. Froelich (D)
C. Kipp (D)

Bill: SB22-211
Title: Repurpose The Ridge View Campus
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/03/2022)
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Intro Date04/18/2022
DescriptionConcerning the repurposing of the Ridge View campus into a supportive residential community for people experiencing homelessness, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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In 2001, the state began operating an academic model juvenile
facility on the parcel of real property formerly known as the Lowry
bombing range and currently referred to as the Ridge View campus. The
juvenile facility, known as the Ridge View Youth Services Center,
operated for 20 years at the Ridge View campus until the state closed the

facility in 2021. The bill requires that the Ridge View campus be
repurposed and converted into the Ridge View Supportive Residential
Community to provide transitional housing, a continuum of behavioral
health service treatment, medical care, vocational training, and skill
development for its residents and the general public.
The department of human services (department) is required to
transfer ownership of all or part of the Ridge View campus to the
department of personnel for use by the division of housing (division) for
the purposes of repurposing the Ridge View campus. The division, in
collaboration with the behavioral health administration and the
department of human services, is required to develop a feasible master
plan for the redevelopment and operations of the Ridge View campus and
is required to enter into one or more contracts with private contractors to
establish the Ridge View Supportive Residential Community at the Ridge
View campus.
The Ridge View Supportive Residential Community is required to
provide the following services and programs:
  • A transitional housing program for individual adults with
case management, care coordination, and vocational and
housing placement assistance;
  • A continuum of behavioral health services and treatment,
informed by American Society of Addiction Medicine
standards, available to people coming from the transitional
housing program and to the general public; and
  • A federally qualified health clinic at which people have
access to medical treatments that help facilitate recovery,
including medical and dental care and a continuum of
behavioral health services. The health clinic and all
behavioral health services and treatment are required to be
accessible to people receiving other treatment at the Ridge
View Supportive Residential Community, people residing
in the transitional housing, and the general public.
The bill specifies eligibility criteria for the programs and services
that will be offered at the Ridge View Supportive Residential Community
and specifies how individuals may be referred to the community.
For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, the bill requires the general
assembly to appropriate money from the economic recovery and relief
cash fund to the division for the repurposing of the Ridge View campus
and authorizes the division to use up to 10% of the amount appropriated
for its administrative costs in connection with the repurposing of the
Ridge View campus. The bill requires the division to comply with
specified reporting requirements.

House SponsorsA. Valdez (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
N. Hinrichsen (D)
House CommitteePublic and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
StatusGovernor Signed (05/31/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
R. Fields (D)
N. Hinrichsen (D)
House:
A. Valdez (D)

Bill: SB22-213
Title: Child Care Support Programs
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/27/2022)
Hearing Date
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Hearing Room
Intro Date04/19/2022
DescriptionConcerning continuing support for necessary child care programs, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill appropriates:
  • $50 million from federal funds from child care
development funds for the purposes of implementing the
child care sustainability grant program;
  • $19 million from the economic recovery and relief cash
fund to emerging and expanding the child care grant

program;
  • $10 million from the economic recovery and relief cash
fund to implement the employer-based child care facility
grant program;
  • $15 million from the economic recovery and relief cash
fund to implement the early child care and education
recruitment and retention grant and scholarship program.
Of the $15 million, $2 million must be dedicated for home
visiting workforce, early childhood mental health
consultants, and early intervention providers, with $1.4
million of the $2 million dedicated for non-educator
workforce scholarships and loan forgiveness, and $600,000
for developing consistent workforce pathways; and
  • One million dollars to create and implement
family-strengthening grant programs from the economic
recovery and relief cash fund.
The bill creates the family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) support
programs, which include an advisory group and a training program. The
family, friend, and neighbor advisory group is created to advise the
department on the needs of FFN providers and to make recommendations
on changes to regulations, policies, funding, and procedures that would
benefit the FFN community. The family, friend, and neighbor training
program is created to allow community-based organizations and nonprofit
organizations that have expertise working with FFN providers to provide
them with information, training, and technical assistance to support best
practices.
Subject to available appropriations, the department of early
childhood shall make existing state programs available to the FFN
community, including, but not limited to, home visitation, early
intervention, early childhood mental health, workforce recruitment and
retention, and family resource center services.
The bill appropriates $4.5 million from the economic recovery and
relief cash fund to implement the FFN support programs.

House SponsorsA. Valdez (D)
K. Tipper (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Sonnenberg (R)
R. Fields (D)
House CommitteePublic and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
StatusGovernor Signed (06/03/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
J. Sonnenberg (R)
R. Fields (D)
House:
A. Valdez (D)
K. Tipper (D)

Bill: SB22-222
Title: Amount Of Tax Owed Table For Initiatives
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Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
Intro Date04/21/2022
DescriptionConcerning a requirement that the ballot title and fiscal summary for any ballot initiative that increases or decreases state income tax rates include a table showing the average tax change for tax filers in different income categories.
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The bill is a referred measure that will, if approved by the voters
of the state at the 2022 general election, require:

  • The director of research of the legislative council of the
general assembly to include a table in the fiscal summary
for any initiated measure that would either increase or
decrease the individual income tax rate. The table must
have 4 columns as follows:
  • A column identifying 8 income categories;
  • A column identifying the current average income
tax owed by taxpayers in each income category;
  • A column identifying the average income tax owed
by taxpayers in each income category if the initiated
measure were to pass; and
  • A column identifying the difference between the
average income tax owed by taxpayers in each
income category if the initiated measure were to
pass and if the initiated measure were not to pass.
  • The ballot title for a measure that either increases or
decreases the individual income tax rate to include the table
created by the director of research of the legislative council
of the general assembly for the measure's fiscal summary.

House SponsorsC. Kennedy (D)
M. Weissman (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Moreno (D)
B. Pettersen (D)
House CommitteeState, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusSigned by the Speaker of the House (05/25/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
D. Moreno (D)
B. Pettersen (D)
House:
C. Kennedy (D)
M. Weissman (D)

Bill: SB22-232
Title: Creation Of Colorado Workforce Housing Trust Authority
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/10/2022)
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Intro Date04/26/2022
DescriptionConcerning the provision of workforce housing through the creation of the middle-income housing authority, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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The bill creates the Colorado workforce housing trust authority
(authority) for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, rehabilitating,
owning, operating, and financing affordable rental housing projects for
middle-income workforce housing. The authority is governed by a board
of directors composed of appointees by the governor with the consent of

the senate. The bill specifies requirements governing the appointment of
board members and other administrative details. The board must solicit
project proposals by October 1, 2022. Rental units in affordable rental
housing projects must provide middle-income workforce housing with
stable rents.
The authority is a public entity and is a special purpose
authority for the purpose of TABOR.
The authority is authorized to exercise the powers necessary to
acquire, construct, rehabilitate, own, operate, and finance affordable
rental housing projects, including but not limited to:
  • The power to issue bonds payable solely from revenues
from affordable rental housing projects and with no
recourse to the state;
  • The power to enter into public-private partnerships and to
contract with experienced real estate professionals to
develop and operate affordable rental housing projects;
  • The power to employ its own personnel or contract with
public or private entities, or both, for services necessary or
convenient to the conduct of all of the authority's activities;
  • To provide assistance to tenants in its rental housing to
enable a transition to home ownership; and
  • To establish one or more controlled entities to carry out its
activities.

House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
T. Bernett (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Moreno (D)
J. Bridges (D)
House CommitteeAppropriations
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusGovernor Signed (06/03/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
D. Moreno (D)
J. Bridges (D)
House:
L. Herod (D)
T. Bernett (D)

Bill: SB22-233
Title: TABOR Refund Mechanism For FY 2021-22 Only
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DescriptionConcerning an additional mechanism to refund excess state revenues for state fiscal year 2021-22 only that provides a refund in an identical amount to each qualified resident individual, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
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If the state exceeds its constitutional spending limit, then it is
required by the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR) to refund the excess
state revenues (TABOR refunds). There are currently 3 TABOR refund

mechanisms: Reimbursement to counties for the senior homestead
exemption, a temporary income tax rate reduction, and a sales tax refund.
The bill establishes a temporary fourth TABOR refund mechanism
for excess state revenues from all sources for state fiscal year 2021-22.
Under this mechanism, if the amount of excess state revenues exceeds the
projected total amount of TABOR refunds issued as reimbursement to
counties for the senior homestead exemption and, if applicable, through
the temporary income tax rate reduction, then on or before September 30,
2022, the state treasurer is required to issue refund checks to every
qualified individual in an identical amount. The amount of the refund is
$400 for every qualified individual who files a single income tax return
or who receives a property tax, rent, or heat credit rebate and $800 for
each pair of qualified individuals who file a joint income tax return or
who receive a property tax, rent, or heat credit rebate; except that the
executive director of the department of revenue has the authority to adjust
these amounts to avoid refunding more excess state revenues than are
required to be refunded based on the amount or anticipated amount of
excess state revenues set forth in the state controller's certification of state
revenues.
Qualified individual is defined for purposes of the bill as a
natural person who is a Colorado resident for the entire 2021income tax
year and files a state income tax return for the 2021 income tax year or
receives a property tax, rent, or heat credit rebate.

House SponsorsT. Exum Sr. (D)
L. Daugherty (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Rodriguez (D)
N. Hinrichsen (D)
House CommitteeFinance
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusGovernor Signed (05/23/2022)
Sponsors (House and Senate)Senate:
R. Rodriguez (D)
N. Hinrichsen (D)
House:
T. Exum Sr. (D)
L. Daugherty (D)
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