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Bill No. Title House SponsorsSenate SponsorsCCW SummaryStatusPosition
HB16-1005 Residential Precipitation Collection D. Esgar (D)
J. Danielson (D)
M. Merrifield (D)

The bill allows the collection of precipitation from a residential rooftop under certain conditions.  The bill requires the department of public health and environment to develop best practices for nonpotable usage of collected precipitation.  HOA's cannot prohibit using rain barrels for collection.

Governor Signed: 05/12/2016c
HB16-1008 Roadway Shoulder Access For Buses F. Winter (D)
J. Becker (R)
J. Cooke (R)
R. Heath (D)

CDOT must consult with the Colorado state patrol before making a designation of an area on a roadway not otherwise laned for traffic for use by commercial vehicles designed to transport sixteen passengers or more, and establishing conditions of use for the designated area.

Governor Signed: 03/09/2016c
HB16-1010 Destructive Rodent Pest Release Auth Reqmnts K. Priola (R)J. Sonnenberg (R)

The bill requires a person who plans to release destructive rodent pests into a county to notify any conservation district that includes a release location of the planned release

House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/21/2016c
HB16-1018 Transportation Advisory Committee Procedures D. Mitsch Bush (D)
T. Carver (R)
N. Todd (D)

The bill specifies the matters on which advice is to be provided by the statewide transportation advisory committee and requires the committee to provide its advice and comments to both the department of transportation and the transportation commission.

Governor Signed: 03/02/2016c
HB16-1029 Kei Vehicle Roadway Registration For Use J. Becker (R)J. Cooke (R)

The bill authorizes a person to drive a kei vehicle on a roadway if it is registered with the division of motor vehicles.

House Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely: 02/03/2016c
HB16-1030 Off-highway Vehicles Regulation & Local Government L. Court (D)
J. Brown (R)
K. Donovan (D)

The bill clarifies that local authorities may require drivers of off-highway vehicles to have driver's licenses and insurance.

Governor Signed: 04/12/2016c
HB16-1031 Modify Transportation Commission Membership T. Carver (R)J. Cooke (R)

The bill requires the transportation legislation review committee (TLRC) to study the 11 statutorily defined districts during the 2016 legislative interim to determine whether the number and boundaries of the districts should be modified and, if so, what specific modifications should be made.

Governor Signed: 06/10/2016c
HB16-1039 Interstate 70 Motor Vehicle Traction Equipment D. Mitsch Bush (D)
B. Rankin (R)
N. Todd (D)
K. Donovan (D)

The bill broadens this law to require the traction equipment to be carried on I-70 between milepost 133 (Dotsero) and milepost 259 (Morrison) when icy or snow-packed conditions are present.

Senate Committee on Transportation Postpone Indefinitely: 03/24/2016c
HB16-1061 Military Installation Transp Needs Planning D. Nordberg (R)
T. Carver (R)
N. Todd (D)

The bill requires the comprehensive statewide transportation plan prepared by the department of transportation to include an emphasis on coordination with federal military installations in the state to identify the transportation infrastructure needs of the installations and ensure that those needs are given full consideration during the formation of the plan.

Governor Signed: 03/31/2016c
HB16-1067 Regional Transportation Authority Mill Levy D. Mitsch Bush (D)K. Donovan (D)

Current law authorizes a regional transportation authority to impose a uniform mill levy of up to 5 mills on all taxable property within its territory, but the authorization is scheduled to repeal on January 1, 2019. The bill extends the authorization until January 1, 2029.

Senate Committee on Transportation Postpone Indefinitely: 03/08/2016c
HB16-1071 County Initiative Powers J. Windholz (R)

The bill makes the powers of a county subject to the rights of the registered electors of county governments to exercise the power of initiative granted to them by the bill.

House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/01/2016c
HB16-1078 Local Gov Employee Whistleblower Protection D. Kagan (D)M. Hodge (D)

The bill gives whistle blower protections to county, municipal, or local education provider employees.

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/27/2016c
HB16-1088 Fire Protection Dist Impact Fee On New Development T. Dore (R)E. Roberts (R)

The bill authorizes the board of a fire protection district to impose an impact fee on the construction of new buildings, structures, facilities, or improvements, including oil and gas wells, on previously improved or on unimproved real property under certain circumstances.

Governor Signed: 06/08/2016b
HB16-1109 Application Of State Water Law To Federal Agencies J. Becker (R)
K. Becker (D)
J. Sonnenberg (R)
K. Donovan (D)

The bill states basic tenets of Colorado water law concerning water as a transferable property right.

Governor Signed: 04/21/2016c
HB16-1138 General Fund Transfers For State Infrastructure J. Brown (R)

The bill adds on another year of transfers to the capital construction fund and the highway users tax fund.

House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/24/2016c
HB16-1144 Transparency College Courses High School Students J. Becker (R)
B. Pettersen (D)
K. Grantham (R)

The bill requires a public high school student's education provider to notify the student and his or her parent or legal guardian if the student enrolls in a postsecondary course that does not meet the statutory requirements for concurrent enrollment programs.

Governor Signed: 03/31/2016c
HB16-1155 Controlled-access Highway As County Primary Road L. Saine (R)
D. Mitsch Bush (D)
J. Sonnenberg (R)

The bill authorizes a county to designate a 4-lane controlled-access highway that is located in both unincorporated and incorporated areas of the county as a primary road of the county highway system.

Governor Signed: 04/22/2016c
HB16-1169 Ute Representatives For Transp Advisory Committee D. Coram (R)E. Roberts (R)

The bill expands the membership of the STAC to include one representative from each of the tribes as a full-fledged voting member and expresses the intent of the general assembly that these representatives replace the nonvoting representatives.

Governor Signed: 04/14/2016c
HB16-1172 CDOT Efficiency And Accountability Committee D. Primavera (D)
L. Saine (R)
C. Holbert (R)
T. Neville (R)

The bill requires the state transportation commission to reestablish the efficiency and accountability committee and expands the membership of the committee to include 4 state legislators and representatives of counties, municipalities, and nonpartisan good governance organizations. 

Governor Signed: 06/10/2016c
HB16-1186 MAP-21 Rail Fixed Guideway Safety Fund Grant Match M. Tyler (D)R. Baumgardner (R)

The bill directs the state treasurer to transfer the first $150,000 collected from public utilities as annual fees into the Colorado public utilities commission's fixed utility fund to meet Colorado's grant match obligation.

Governor Signed: 06/06/2016c
HB16-1205 Motorcycle Lane-splitting G. Klingenschmitt (R)J. Cooke (R)

The bill allows motorcycles to drive between rows of motor vehicles or overtake on the right when traffic is moving at less than 5 miles per hour.

House Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely: 02/17/2016c
HB16-1252 Suppl Approp Dept Of Cap Constr M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R)

Supplemental - Capital Construction

Governor Signed: 03/11/2016c
HB16-1255 Manage Forests To Improve Water Supply Conditions D. Coram (R)
E. Vigil (D)
R. Baumgardner (R)

The bill directs the Colorado state forest service to conduct, or contract with one or more entities to conduct, demonstration pilot projects that utilize Colorado's good neighbor authority with the United States forest service to implement forest management treatments that improve forest health and resilience and supply forest products to Colorado businesses and that target a Colorado watershed. 

Governor Signed: 04/21/2016c
HB16-1256 South Platte Water Storage Study J. Brown (R)J. Sonnenberg (R)

The bill requires the Colorado water conservation board (board), in collaboration with the state engineer, to conduct or commission a hydrology study of the South Platte river basin to determine, for each of the previous 20 years, the amount of water that has been delivered to Nebraska from the river in excess of the amount required under the South Platte river compact.

Governor Signed: 06/06/2016c
HB16-1283 Water Loss Audit Report Performance Standards K. Becker (D)

The bill requires that, on or before June 30, 2018, and on or before June 30 of each year thereafter, each covered entity must submit to the Colorado water conservation board (board) a completed and validated water loss audit report pursuant to guidelines that the board must adopt by January 1, 2018. 

House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely: 04/04/2016c
HB16-1303 Regional Transp Auth Annexed Vacant Land Sales Tax L. Landgraf (R)K. Grantham (R)

The bill prohibits a regional transportation authority from imposing sales tax on vacant land that is annexed by a nonmember jurisdiction.

House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 05/03/2016c
HB16-1304 Transportation Priorities Community Conversations M. Tyler (D)R. Heath (D)

The bill requires the department of transportation (CDOT) to hold at least one community conversation in each transportation planning region of the state (TPR) no later than October 1, 2016, in order to allow
members of the public to testify and be questioned regarding their top priorities for transportation funding and their preferred means of raising the revenue needed to fund those priorities.

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/04/2016c
HB16-1313 Auth Local Gov Master Plan Include Water Plan Goal D. Coram (R)
J. Arndt (D)
K. Donovan (D)

The bill authorizes local government master plans to include goals specified in the state water plan and to include policies that condition development approvals on implementation of those goals.

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/02/2016b
HB16-1314 Treat Preexisting Groundwater Depletions Replaced L. Saine (R)
S. Humphrey (R)
V. Marble (R)

The bill specifies that the state engineer and water judges must treat all out-of-priority groundwater depletions from agricultural wells occurring in water districts 1 through 6 and 64 in water division 1 that accrued between March 15, 1974, and December 31, 2014, as having been fully replaced.

House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely: 04/04/2016c
HB16-1334 Inclusionary Zoning County Unincorporated Areas F. Winter (D)M. Hodge (D)

The bill authorizes the board of county commissioners of any county, by duly enacted ordinances, resolutions, or other forms of binding law, to establish and create a program that implements inclusionary
zoning within an unincorporated area of the county. 

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/25/2016b
HB16-1340 Cnty Planning Commission Approval Reqmnt Exemption M. Tyler (D)R. Scott (R)

The bill exempts from the review requirement a proposed public project that is permitted under existing zoning laws or contemplated by a plan, proposal, or application, that the planning commission has already approved.

Senate Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely: 04/26/2016e
HB16-1354 Debt-free Schools Act J. Becker (R)
D. Mitsch Bush (D)
J. Sonnenberg (R)

The bill authorizes a school district, with voter approval, to impose an additional mill levy for the sole purpose of funding its capital construction and facility maintenance needs without borrowing money.

Governor Signed: 05/17/2016c
HB16-1355 Affirm Local Gov Siting Auth Oil & Gas Facilities S. Ryden (D)
M. Foote (D)
M. Jones (D)
J. Ulibarri (D)

The bill changes land use authority of local governments in relation to oil and gas mineral extraction areas.

House Second Reading Lost with Amendments - Floor: 04/04/2016c
HB16-1382 Divert Water Piscatorial Aesthetic Beneficial Use K. Becker (D)

The bill supersedes the court's holding in St. Jude's Co. by: amending the definition of beneficial use to include the diversion or release from storage of water for any purpose for which an appropriation is lawfully made.

House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely: 04/04/2016c
HB16-1405 2016-17 Long Appropriation Bill M. Hamner (D)P. Steadman (D) Governor Signed: 05/03/2016c
HB16-1416 State Infrastructure General Fund Transfers M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R) Governor Signed: 04/14/2016c
HB16-1450 Allocate Additional Available State Revenues D. Hullinghorst (D)P. Steadman (D)
L. Guzman (D)

The bill addresses the Hospital Provider Fee.

Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 05/10/2016c
SB16-008 Municipal State Highway Off-highway Vehicles E. Vigil (D)L. Crowder (R)

The bill grants municipalities the authority to allow off-highway vehicles to cross a state highway.

Governor Signed: 03/16/2016c
SB16-010 Off-highway Vehicle Powersports Dealer Purchase J. Becker (R)R. Baumgardner (R)

The bill exempts off-highway vehicles that have never been titled and were sold either in a jurisdiction that does not issue titles to off-highway vehicles or in Colorado before off-highway vehicles were titled. 

Governor Signed: 04/07/2016c
SB16-011 Terminate Use Of FASTER Fee Revenue For Transit P. Neville (R)T. Neville (R)

The bill repeals the statutory provisions that require these transit-related uses of the fee revenue. As a result, the revenue must be used only for road safety projects, as defined by FASTER.

House Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely: 02/17/2016e
SB16-012 Time To Reconstruct Residential Improvements J. Singer (D)R. Heath (D)

The bill adds the flexibility to the time period for those situations where the residential improvements are destroyed, demolished, or relocated as a result of a natural cause and the owners of such land need more documented time to reconstruct or relocate their residential improvements on their land.

Governor Signed: 04/05/2016c
SB16-028 Community Reinvestment Act R. Fields (D)M. Carroll (D)

The bill requires that on and after January 1, 2017, the state controller make available for inclusion in the Colorado transparency online project (TOP) system demographic data about certain government contracts in Colorado.

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/17/2016c
SB16-059 Authority Of Local Govs Promote Afford Housing J. Ulibarri (D)

The bill clarifies that a program enacted by a local government through an ordinance or resolution requires a land developer to mitigate the effects of new development by proving to a significant extent that affordable housing for new employees created by the development does not constitute rent control and, therefore, is not prohibited by the rent control statute if the program satisfies certain requirements.

Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 02/02/2016c
SB16-087 Highway-rail Crossing Signalization Fund Funding M. Tyler (D)R. Baumgardner (R)

The bill requires all or a portion of the 3% of the fees to be credited to the highway-rail crossing signalization fund using specified dollar amounts.

Governor Signed: 06/06/2016c
SB16-100 County Road & Bridge Tax Reduction Requirement D. Pabon (D)C. Jahn (D)

The bill prohibits a county from reducing the rate of the property tax unless it notifies all municipalities located within the county of its intent to do so.

House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/18/2016c
SB16-123 Free Access To High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes J. Singer (D)K. Lundberg (R)

The bill prohibits the department of transportation or the high-performance transportation enterprise from requiring a vehicle owner to use a switchable transponder.

House Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely: 04/21/2016c
SB16-128 Amend Augmentation & Substitute Water Supply Plans J. Arndt (D)M. Hodge (D)

The bill allows for amendments to decreed water plans for augmentation and approved substitute water supply plans.

Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely: 03/03/2016c
SB16-174 CO Water Conservation Bd Construction Fund Project E. Vigil (D)
D. Coram (R)
J. Sonnenberg (R)

The bill appropriates funds from the Colorado water conservation board (CWCB) construction fund to the CWCB or the division of water resources.

Governor Signed: 05/16/2016c
SB16-177 Modify 2015 Urban Renewal Legislation D. Hullinghorst (D)
P. Lawrence (R)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)
R. Heath (D)

The bill makes technical modifications to statutory provisions enacted by the general assembly in 2015 (2015 legislation) that addressed urban renewal plan allocating of tax revenue.

Governor Signed: 05/18/2016c
SB16-194 Regional Transportation Development Projects D. Moreno (D)
B. DelGrosso (R)
R. Scott (R) House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 05/10/2016c
SB16-210 Fix Colorado Roads Act B. DelGrosso (R)
K. Priola (R)
R. Baumgardner (R)

The bill will fix Colorado's bad shape roads.

House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/10/2016c
SB16-213 Construction Defect Litigation Study Group B. DelGrosso (R)
J. Singer (D)
M. Scheffel (R)
J. Ulibarri (D)

The bill establishes a construction defect litigation study group (study group) to investigate construction defect litigation and to create a report recommending statutory changes and a pilot program within the
judicial department for managing construction defect claims.

House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/10/2016c
SB16-214 Real-time Water Management Study L. Saine (R)
J. Danielson (D)
M. Hodge (D)
V. Marble (R)

The bill requires the Colorado water conservation board (board) to enter into a contract with the American Ground Water Trust (trust) to conduct a study of other western states' use of real-time water
management strategies for groundwater and surface water.

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 05/06/2016c
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