PSD Legislative Report for the 2013 Legislative Session
(Inclusion of bills in the report does not constitute a position on any bill)


HB13-1006 K-12 Breakfast After The Bell Nutrition Program 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: MORENO / GIRON
Summary: The bill creates the "Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program" (program). The program requires every school with 70% or more students eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch to offer a free breakfast to each student in the school. Individual schools may select a method and time to offer the breakfast, so long as it occurs after the first bell of the school day. Exemptions are made for small schools and school districts and for public and charter schools that do not currently participate in the federal school lunch program.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
1/28/2013 01/28/2013 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/14/2013 03/14/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/15/2013 03/15/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/15/2013 03/15/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/21/2013 03/21/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/21/2013 03/21/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/16/2013 04/16/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/17/2013 04/17/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/29/2013 04/29/2013:31 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/29/2013 04/29/2013:19 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/15/2013 05/15/2013 Governor Action - Signed
5/16/2013 05/16/2013 Governor action - signed
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HB13-1007 Early Childhood & School Readiness Leg Commission 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: PENISTON / HUDAK
Summary: The general assembly originally created the early childhood and school readiness legislative commission (commission) in 2009, and the commission repealed on July 1, 2012. The bill recreates the commission as it previously existed, but the commission will be staffed by legislative staff and will be eligible for funding through the appropriation for legislative studies. The commission repeals July 1, 2018.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
2/25/2013 02/25/2013 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/1/2013 04/01/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Re-Refer Unamended to Legislative Council
4/1/2013 04/01/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to
4/1/2013 04/01/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Legislative Council
4/26/2013 04/26/2013 House Committee on Legislative Council Re-Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 House Third Reading Passed
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/17/2013 05/17/2013:01 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2013 05/20/2013:24 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
6/5/2013 06/05/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1015 Disclose Mental Health Claims All-payer Database 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: KRAFT-THARP / KEFALAS
Summary: Current law prohibits small group health plans from disclosing mental health history, diagnosis, or treatment services information received in an initial application for coverage, or in subsequent claims for benefits, without the written consent of the insured person. The bill repeals this prohibition, thereby enabling small group carriers to report mental health claims data to the all-payer claims database.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
1/29/2013 01/29/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/1/2013 02/01/2013 House Second Reading Passed
2/4/2013 02/04/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/8/2013 02/08/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/4/2013 03/04/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/11/2013 03/11/2013:42 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/15/2013 03/15/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1020 Testing Evidence Of Sexual Assault 
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 8 2013
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE
(4) in house calendar.
Sponsors: MCNULTY / ROBERTS
Summary: The bill requires the executive director of the department of public safety to adopt rules concerning forensic medical evidence of a sexual assault (forensic evidence) collected by law enforcement agencies. The rules shall include:
* Standards for when forensic evidence must be submitted by law enforcement agencies to the Colorado bureau of investigation or another accredited crime laboratory (laboratory); and
* Time frames for when the forensic evidence must be submitted, analyzed, and compared to DNA databases. The bill requires the consent of the victim prior to the release of forensic evidence following disclosure of the purpose for the release and allows the victim to withdraw consent. To resolve the backlog of unanalyzed forensic evidence, the bill requires:
* Law enforcement agencies to submit to the Colorado bureau of investigation (CBI) an inventory of all unanalyzed forensic evidence in active investigations that meets the standard for mandatory submission; and
* The CBI to submit a plan to analyze all of the forensic evidence inventories by law enforcement agencies. A law enforcement agency may develop its own plan to analyze forensic evidence if the evidence will be analyzed by June 30, 2014.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary + Appropriations
2/7/2013 02/07/2013 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
4/15/2013 04/15/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/16/2013 04/16/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
5/8/2013 05/08/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/17/2013 05/17/2013:10 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2013 05/20/2013:59 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
6/5/2013 06/05/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1021 Improving School Attendance 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: FIELDS / HUDAK
Summary: The bill requires each school district to monitor student attendance and to identify:
* each student who is chronically absent. A student is chronically absent if he or she is absent, excused or unexcused, for 10 percent or more of the school year;
* each student who has a significant number of unexcused absences; and
* each student who is habitually truant. A student is habitually truant if he or she has 4 unexcused absences in one month or 10 unexcused absences in a school year. If a student is chronically absent, the school district must implement best practices and research-based strategies to improve the student's attendance. If a student is habitually truant, the school district shall contact the local collaborative management group, juvenile support services group, or other local community services group to coordinate the creation of a multidisciplinary plan to improve the student's school attendance. A school district shall initiate court proceedings to enforce school attendance requirements but only if implementation of the student's multidisciplinary plan is unsuccessful. If a school district initiates court proceedings, it must submit evidence of the student's attendance record and the efforts made to improve the student's attendance. If the court issues an order to compel attendance, the order must also require the parent and student to cooperate in implementing the multidisciplinary plan. Under current law, the court may sentence the student to detention if the student does not comply with the valid court order. The bill limits the term of detention to no more than 5 days. Under current law, a person who is 17 years of age or older may take the GED. A student who is 16 years of age may take the GED, but only if the student provides evidence that the GED is necessary for the student to participate in an educational or vocational program. Under the bill, a student who is 16 years of age and who is under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court may take the GED if the judicial officer or administrative hearing officer finds it is in the student's best interest to do so. The bill clarifies that a school district that is required to provide educational services to a juvenile detention facility shall provide the services for a number of hours that is comparable to the compulsory school attendance requirements and shall provide educational services that align with, and are designed to enable the juveniles to meet, the state model content standards.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
2/4/2013 02/04/2013 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/17/2013 05/17/2013:19 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2013 05/20/2013:13 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor action - signed
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1034 Update Wholesale Farm Product Commodity Marketing 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: SONNENBERG / GIRON
Summary: The regulation of the wholesale marketing by dealers of most farm products is currently governed by a separate law from the wholesale marketing by commodity handlers of agricultural commodities such as wheat, corn, and other seeds. Sections 1 and 4 of the bill amend the definition of "credit sale contract" by changing the date on which the sale price is to be paid from at least 60 days after delivery of farm products or commodities to at least 30 days after delivery. Similarly, sections 3 and 5 require dealers and commodity handlers to provide a credit sale contract within 30 days after a purchase, rather than 60 days after the receipt, of farm products or commodities. These sections also repeal a requirement that credit sale contracts specifically state that they are an extension of credit and substitute a requirement that the contract include one or more statements specified by the commissioner of agriculture by rule, including one that warns a producer that entering into a credit sale contract entails a risk that the bond may not completely protect the producer from loss in the event of a failure of the dealer or commodity handler. Sections 2 and 8:
* Repeal the law specifying that credit sale contracts do not require a bond; and
* Authorize producers or dealers protected by a letter of credit or surety bond to ask the department of agriculture to recover damages covered by the letter or bond. An action to recover damages must be filed within 180 days, rather than 24 months, after the date of the transaction or loss. Section 9 repeals a requirement that state agencies determine whether a financial institution upon which an irrevocable letter of credit is drawn will be able to make payment on the letter before accepting an irrevocable letter of credit. Current law requires commodity warehouses to issue paper receipts. Sections 6 and 7 authorize commodity warehouses to issue electronic receipts.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
1/28/2013 01/28/2013 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
1/31/2013 01/31/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
2/1/2013 02/01/2013 House Second Reading Passed
2/4/2013 02/04/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/8/2013 02/08/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
2/13/2013 02/13/2013 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/19/2013 02/19/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/22/2013 02/22/2013:03 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/25/2013 02/25/2013:41 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/25/2013 02/25/2013 Sent to the Governor
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1043 Modify Definition Of Deadly Weapon 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: FOOTE
Summary: Under current law, for the purposes of criminal law, a deadly weapon is defined as a firearm, whether loaded or unloaded; a knife; a bludgeon; or any other weapon, device, instrument, material, or substance, whether animate or inanimate, that in the manner it is used or intended to be used is capable of producing death or serious bodily injury. The bill modifies this definition so that a firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, qualifies as a deadly weapon regardless of the manner in which it is used or intended to be used.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
2/7/2013 02/07/2013 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/11/2013 02/11/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
2/12/2013 02/12/2013 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily
2/13/2013 02/13/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/19/2013 02/19/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/25/2013 02/25/2013 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/28/2013 02/28/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
3/4/2013 03/04/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/7/2013 03/07/2013:51 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/8/2013 03/08/2013:07 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/15/2013 03/15/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1055 Colorado Works Redetermination Of Eligibility 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: MAY / KEFALAS
Summary: The bill removes the requirement that annual redetermination of eligibility for the Colorado works program be done in person and allows the department to use other methods to determine continued eligibility for the program.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
1/22/2013 01/22/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
1/25/2013 01/25/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
1/28/2013 01/28/2013 House Second Reading Passed
1/29/2013 01/29/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/8/2013 02/08/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/26/2013 02/26/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/4/2013 03/04/2013:23 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/5/2013 03/05/2013:43 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1063 Emer Service Providers Critical Care Endorsement 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: GARCIA / GIRON
Summary: The bill directs the executive director of the department of public health and environment (director) or, if the director is not a physician, the chief medical officer, to adopt rules establishing standards for a critical care endorsement for emergency medical service providers. The director or chief medical officer must adopt these rules by December 31, 2013.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
1/22/2013 01/22/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
1/25/2013 01/25/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
1/28/2013 01/28/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
1/29/2013 01/29/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/8/2013 02/08/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/26/2013 02/26/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/4/2013 03/04/2013:37 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/5/2013 03/05/2013:57 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1065 Federal Professionals Mental Health Authority 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: STEPHENS
Summary: The bill amends the definition of "professional person", for purposes of providing care and treatment to persons with a mental illness, to include a person licensed in another state who is providing medical or clinical services at a treatment facility in Colorado that is operated by the United States.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
1/29/2013 01/29/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/1/2013 02/01/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/4/2013 02/04/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/8/2013 02/08/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/4/2013 03/04/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/7/2013 03/07/2013:46 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/8/2013 03/08/2013:29 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/15/2013 03/15/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1068 On-site Inspections Of Medicaid Providers 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: YOUNG / ROBERTS
Summary: Currently, state law requires the department of health care policy and financing (department) to provide advance notice to a medicaid provider of a review or audit of the provider. Federal law requires that the department require a provider to permit the department or its contractors and the federal medicaid agency or its agent to conduct on-site inspections of provider locations, unannounced and without advance notice to the provider, for purposes of ensuring the accuracy of records and compliance with federal and state medicaid requirements. The bill amends the statute to allow for unannounced inspections of medicaid providers.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
2/19/2013 02/19/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/22/2013 02/22/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
2/25/2013 02/25/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/26/2013 02/26/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/21/2013 03/21/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/26/2013 03/26/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/27/2013 03/27/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/3/2013 04/03/2013:53 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/4/2013 04/04/2013:02 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/4/2013 04/04/2013 Sent to the Governor
4/8/2013 04/08/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1074 CDPHE Primary Care Office 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: KRAFT-THARP / ROBERTS
Summary: This bill moves the primary care office and its powers, duties, and functions from the prevention services division to the department of public health and environment (CDPHE). The bill updates the law to make it consistent with federal requirements for programs operated by the primary care office. The bill reduces the number of members of the Colorado health service corps advisory council and clarifies the moneys included in the Colorado health service corps fund.
Status: 1/11/2013 01/11/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment + Appropriations
1/29/2013 01/29/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/15/2013 02/15/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/22/2013 02/22/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/21/2013 03/21/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/26/2013 03/26/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/27/2013 03/27/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/2/2013 04/02/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/18/2013 04/18/2013:23 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/19/2013 04/19/2013:54 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 Sent to the Governor
4/26/2013 04/26/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1081 Comprehensive Human Sexuality K-12 Education 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: DURAN / TODD
Summary: The bill moves and adds language to the content standards for the instruction of comprehensive human sexuality education. The bill creates the comprehensive human sexuality education grant program (program) in the department of public health and environment (department). An oversight entity will assess available funding opportunities and work with appropriate state departments to apply for federal and state grant moneys to fund the program. Once the program is funded, the oversight entity and the department shall work together to notify school districts, boards of cooperative services, and the state charter school institute of the program. The oversight entity will develop criteria for grant applications and for determining who will receive grant moneys and for how long. The oversight entity shall review all of the grant applications and make recommendations to the department concerning the awarding of grants through the program. The moneys distributed through the program must only be used for the purpose of providing comprehensive human sexuality education programs that are evidence-based, culturally sensitive, medically accurate, age-appropriate, reflective of positive youth development approaches, and that comply with statutory content standards. The state board of health shall promulgate rules for the implementation of the program. Schools that receive funding for local comprehensive health education programs are required to implement an opt-out policy rather than an opt-in policy for comprehensive health and sexuality education programs.
Status: 1/16/2013 01/16/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
1/16/2013 01/16/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
2/7/2013 02/07/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/7/2013 02/07/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/12/2013 02/12/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
2/15/2013 02/15/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
2/19/2013 02/19/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/28/2013 02/28/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/28/2013 02/28/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/7/2013 03/07/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/7/2013 03/07/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/14/2013 03/14/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments
3/14/2013 03/14/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/15/2013 03/15/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/18/2013 03/18/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/20/2013 03/20/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/11/2013 04/11/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Reject, Discharge and Appoint
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 Second Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 Senate Consideration of Second Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 House Consideration of Second Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/17/2013 05/17/2013:56 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2013 05/20/2013:10 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor action - signed
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1082 Expunging Juvenile Delinquency Records 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: LABUDA
Summary: A court that adjudicates a person a juvenile delinquent shall consider initiating expungement proceedings for the person's records not more than 30 days after the person's sentence is discharged. A court that adjudicates a person an aggravated juvenile offender or a violent juvenile offender, or that adjudicates a person a juvenile delinquent for a felony offense of unlawful sexual behavior, shall consider initiating expungement proceedings for the person's records not more than 5 years after the person's sentence is discharged. The bill permits a court to order a petitioner's records expunged in cases where the petitioner has been convicted of a misdemeanor since the termination of the court's jurisdiction or the petitioner's unconditional release from parole supervision. Under current law, the public has access to arrest and criminal records information, including a physical description, that concerns a juvenile who is adjudicated a juvenile delinquent or is subject to a revocation of probation for:
* Committing the crime of possession of a handgun by a juvenile;
* Committing an act that would constitute a class 1, 2, 3, or 4 felony; or
* Committing an act that would constitute any crime that involves the use or possession of a weapon if such act were committed by an adult. The bill limits the public's access to include only arrest and criminal records information, including a physical description, that concerns a juvenile who is adjudicated a juvenile delinquent or is subject to a revocation of probation for:
* Committing the crime of possession of a handgun by a juvenile; or
* Committing an act that would constitute a class 1 felony.
Status: 1/16/2013 01/16/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/14/2013 03/14/2013 House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
4/2/2013 04/02/2013 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/5/2013 04/05/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/8/2013 04/08/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/10/2013 04/10/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/11/2013 04/11/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
5/6/2013 05/06/2013:29 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/6/2013 05/06/2013:32 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/17/2013 05/17/2013 Governor Action - Signed
5/18/2013 05/18/2013 Governor action - signed
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HB13-1083 Motorcycle Operator Safety Training Program 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: GINAL / TOCHTROP
Summary: The bill directs the office of transportation safety to set standards for the motorcycle operator safety training program (program), both for students and instructors. Meeting the standards qualifies a student to get a motorcycle endorsement on the student's driver's license. The office will also establish a system to record program data, including accidents, injuries, and fatalities. A person who is eligible for a driver's license with a motorcycle endorsement from another state and is now a Colorado resident will be eligible for the program. The bill repeals a requirement that a program course charge be the same for all students. The bill prohibits expending program moneys on program vendor operating expenses or motorcycles, helmets, textbooks, and other capital expenses, except for mobile training expenses. The motorcycle operator safety advisory board (board) is recreated, consisting of 12 members who represent:
* The office of transportation safety's director;
* The department of revenue's executive director;
* The chief of the Colorado state patrol;
* For-profit program vendors;
* Nonprofit program vendors;
* Retail motorcycle dealers;
* Third-party testers;
* Program instructor training specialists;
* The motorcycle riding community;
* Motorcycle training providers not affiliated with the program;
* Law enforcement agencies; and
* Motorcycle insurance providers. The board's duties are to recommend training methods to increase safety and program effectiveness, recommend improvements to the program and training, and make recommendations on expenditures of motorcycle operator safety training fund moneys. The board meets quarterly. By September 1 of each year, the department of transportation makes an annual report to the legislative audit committee, house transportation committee, and senate transportation committee. The report must comment on the effectiveness of the program, annual motorcycle deaths, availability of training throughout the state, historic and current training costs, and other performance measures.
Status: 1/16/2013 01/16/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
2/7/2013 02/07/2013 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/12/2013 02/12/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
2/13/2013 02/13/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/14/2013 02/14/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/19/2013 02/19/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/14/2013 03/14/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/20/2013 03/20/2013:27 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/21/2013 03/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/21/2013 03/21/2013:28 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/29/2013 03/29/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1088 Office Of Health Equity CDPHE 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: FIELDS / GIRON
Summary: The bill changes the name of the office of health disparities in the department of public health and environment to the office of health equity (office) and adds duties to the office that include promoting health equity and including more diverse groups that may be affected by health equity and health disparity issues. The bill also replaces the minority health advisory commission with the health equity commission (commission). The purpose of the commission is to serve as an advisor to the office on health equity issues. The commission representation is changed from 13 to 15 members and includes the executive directors of the department of human services and department of health care policy and financing. The members of the commission must represent diverse populations in Colorado that include those whose health equity may be affected due to ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and socioeconomic status and also must have expertise in at least one specified area. The commission's new duties include coordination of the departments' health equity efforts and health disparities grant program and strengthening partnerships with communities impacted by health disparities. The bill changes the sunset review date of the commission from 2017 to 2023.
Status: 1/16/2013 01/16/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
2/5/2013 02/05/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/7/2013 02/07/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
2/8/2013 02/08/2013 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily
2/11/2013 02/11/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/19/2013 02/19/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/28/2013 02/28/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/11/2013 03/11/2013:54 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/15/2013 03/15/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1104 Mental Hlth Profl Oral Disclosure Peer Assist 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: KRAFT-THARP / NEWELL
Summary: Current law requires all mental health professionals to disclose specified information to clients during the initial client contact both orally and in writing. Section 1 of the bill eliminates the requirement that mental health professionals disclose the required information orally. Current law also requires mental health professionals, upon initial application or renewal of a license, certification, or registration, to pay a fee to fund the costs of the mental health professional peer health assistance program, the purpose of which is to provide assistance to a professional needing help in dealing with a physical, emotional, or psychological condition that may impact his or her ability to practice his or her mental health profession. Section 2 of the bill modifies the program as follows:
* Requires the director of the division of professions and occupations (director) to annually review the fee amount and adjust the fee as necessary to reflect program usage, but not to exceed $25;
* Requires a designated provider that is chosen to provide the program to take into consideration, when referring a mental health professional for treatment, the cost of the treatment and whether it poses a financial hardship on the professional, and, if so, requires the designated provider to consider alternative treatment or referral to a treatment program that offers a sliding-scale fee;
* Precludes the director from selecting a designated provider until each mental health board has provided input, and further precludes the selection of a designated provider until the boards and director obtain input from mental health professionals; and
* Requires a designated provider to notify the applicable board when a mental health professional successfully completes the program, and requires the board to reinstate the professional's license, registration, or certification upon successful completion of the program.
Status: 1/18/2013 01/18/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
2/7/2013 02/07/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/11/2013 02/11/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
2/12/2013 02/12/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/14/2013 02/14/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/7/2013 03/07/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/14/2013 03/14/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/20/2013 03/20/2013:55 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/21/2013 03/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/21/2013 03/21/2013:41 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/29/2013 03/29/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1111 Regulate Naturopathic Doctors 
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 8 2013
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE
(5) in house calendar.
Sponsors: GINAL / NEWELL
Summary: Currently, naturopathic doctors are not regulated by the state and are not required to obtain a license to practice naturopathic medicine in Colorado. The bill requires naturopathic doctors to obtain a license to practice in Colorado on or after January 1, 2014. The newly created board of naturopathic medicine in the department of regulatory agencies (department) is tasked with all functions necessary to regulate naturopathic doctors, including adopting rules, establishing application procedures, approving education and training, and disciplining naturopathic doctors. To be licensed by the state, a naturopathic doctor must:
* Be at least 21 years of age;
* Have a bachelor's degree and a doctor of naturopathy degree from an approved naturopathic medical college;
* Pass a competency-based naturopathic licensing examination; and
* Not have had a license to practice as a naturopathic doctor or other health care license, registration, or certification refused, revoked, or suspended by another jurisdiction. The bill prohibits a licensed naturopathic doctor from engaging in certain acts such as:
* Prescribing, dispensing, administering, or injecting a controlled substance or device;
* Performing surgical procedures;
* Practicing the profession of, holding oneself out as, or claiming to be another licensed health care professional;
* Using general or spinal anesthetics; or
* Administering ionizing radioactive substances for therapeutic purposes. Naturopathic doctors are required to make certain written disclosures to their patients, obtain a written acknowledgment from the patient that he or she has received the disclosures, and maintain the patient's acknowledgment for 7 years after services are rendered to the patient. Additionally, naturopathic doctors are to recommend that patients seeking treatment for cancer consult with an oncologist. The bill grants title protection to licensed naturopathic doctors and creates penalties for unauthorized practice as a naturopathic doctor. The bill also establishes grounds for disciplining a licensed naturopathic doctor and sets forth the methods of and procedures for disciplining a licensee. Naturopathic doctors are required to obtain professional liability insurance and are responsible for their acts and omissions in the practice of naturopathic medicine. Certain health care providers are shielded from liability resulting from a naturopathic doctor's practice of naturopathic medicine but are liable for grossly negligent, willful, or wanton acts or omissions of a naturopathic doctor with whom they have a business or supervisory relationship. The licensing of naturopathic doctors is subject to sunset review by the department and is set to repeal on September 1, 2019.
Status: 1/18/2013 01/18/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
2/14/2013 02/14/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/15/2013 03/15/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/18/2013 03/18/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/22/2013 03/22/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/25/2013 03/25/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
5/8/2013 05/08/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/16/2013 05/16/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/17/2013 05/17/2013:51 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2013 05/20/2013:38 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
6/5/2013 06/05/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1115 CoverColorado Repeal 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: MCCANN / STEADMAN
Summary: The bill recognizes that as a result of the passage of health care reform by the federal government, Colorado residents termed "high risk" for purposes of health insurance coverage will be able to obtain health insurance coverage regardless of preexisting medical conditions. Therefore, there is no reason for the continued existence of the CoverColorado program. The bill provides for the repeal of CoverColorado, effective March 31, 2015. Prior to the repeal, the bill requires the board of directors of CoverColorado to develop an orderly plan for cessation of the program including:
* Cessation of enrollment of new participants for coverage after December 1, 2013;
* Termination of health care coverage for existing participants, effective April 1, 2014;
* Payment or settlement of claims for covered services and all other outstanding liabilities by December 31, 2014; and
* By March 31, 2015, final disposition of all remaining funds in any account of the program.
Status: 1/18/2013 01/18/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
1/18/2013 01/18/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/10/2013 04/10/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/11/2013 04/11/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/23/2013 04/23/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/26/2013 04/26/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/26/2013 04/26/2013 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered
4/26/2013 04/26/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/6/2013 05/06/2013:04 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/6/2013 05/06/2013:06 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor action - signed
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1117 Alignment Of Child Development Programs 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: HAMNER / HODGE
Summary: Section 1 of the bill states the general assembly's recognition that it is in the state's best interest for a specific office within the department of human services (department) to administer early childhood programs. Section 2 of the bill specifies that the department has the responsibility to administer early childhood programs and to assist the state board of human services in awarding grants. Participation in any early childhood program is voluntary and is not intended to interfere with parental rights. Section 3 of the bill moves the early childhood leadership council (ECLC) from the governor's office to the department. The overall membership is reduced from 35 to 20 members, by removing representatives of the office of information technology, the office of economic development, the state workforce development council, and the legislature. The reconstituted ECLC will now include representatives from the local public health community. The ECLC's duties are changed to include more advising and monitoring of efforts around early childhood programs. The ECLC was scheduled to repeal July 1, 2013, but this date is extended to September 1, 2018. The bill relocates several boards and programs from the department of public health and environment to the department of human services without substantive change:
* The nurse home visitation program (section 4);
* The Tony Grampsas youth services program, the Colorado youth mentoring services program, the Colorado student dropout prevention and intervention program, and the Colorado student before-and-after-school project (section 5);
* The Colorado Children's Trust Fund and its board (sections 7 and 8); and
* The family resource center program (sections 9-11). The remaining sections of the bill make conforming amendments.
Status: 1/18/2013 01/18/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services + Appropriations
1/18/2013 01/18/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services + Appropriations
1/29/2013 01/29/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
1/29/2013 01/29/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/15/2013 02/15/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/22/2013 02/22/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/23/2013 04/23/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/26/2013 04/26/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/6/2013 05/06/2013:16 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/6/2013 05/06/2013:19 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1139 Repeal Various Obsolete Entities 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: RANKIN
Summary: The bill repeals the following entities, which are each obsolete for various reasons (including significant period of inactivity, lack of appointees, fulfillment of duties, or prior transfer of functions to other bodies):
* The state officials' compensation commission;
* The state standards and assessments development and implementation council in the department of education;
* The microenterprise development advisory council;
* The gulf war syndrome advisory committee;
* The radiation advisory committee;
* The statewide poison control oversight board;
* The panel of experts appointed by the governor to advise the state department of health care policy and financing regarding the creation of a centennial care choices program; and
* The minerals, energy, and geology policy advisory board in the department of natural resources. As a result of the above repeals, sections 2 through 9 contain conforming amendments.
Status: 1/18/2013 01/18/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
3/20/2013 03/20/2013 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/25/2013 03/25/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/26/2013 03/26/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/27/2013 03/27/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/3/2013 04/03/2013:18 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/4/2013 04/04/2013:15 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/4/2013 04/04/2013 Sent to the Governor
4/8/2013 04/08/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1144 Eliminate Cigarette Sales & Use Tax Exemption 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: KAGAN / STEADMAN
Summary: Prior to July 1, 2009, cigarettes were exempt from the state sales and use tax. This exemption was suspended from that date until July 1, 2013, so that cigarettes were subject to the state sales and use tax. During this same period, local sales and use tax exemptions for cigarettes were left unchanged. The bill makes permanent the state sales and use tax on cigarettes by repealing the state exemption altogether. The local exemptions remain unchanged.
Status: 1/18/2013 01/18/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
1/30/2013 01/30/2013 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/1/2013 02/01/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/4/2013 02/04/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/8/2013 02/08/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/26/2013 02/26/2013 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/4/2013 03/04/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/7/2013 03/07/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/28/2013 04/28/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/17/2013 05/17/2013:35 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2013 05/20/2013:49 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor action - signed
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1158 Cottage Foods Act 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: HAMNER / SCHWARTZ
Summary: The bill amends the "Colorado Cottage Foods Act" to clarify the food handling and safety course requirement for producers. Food producers under the act are exempted from regulation under the "Farm Products Act". A person is allowed to sell up to 250 dozen eggs per month under the act.
Status: 1/29/2013 01/29/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
2/14/2013 02/14/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/22/2013 02/22/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/18/2013 03/18/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/19/2013 03/19/2013 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered
3/19/2013 03/19/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/19/2013 03/19/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/21/2013 03/21/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
3/21/2013 03/21/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/26/2013 03/26/2013:56 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/27/2013 03/27/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/27/2013 03/27/2013:45 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/4/2013 04/04/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1159 Use Cell Phones To Present Evidence Of Insurance 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: ROSENTHAL / TOCHTROP
Summary: Under current law, when an accident occurs, or when requested to do so following any lawful traffic contact or during any traffic investigation by a peace officer, an owner or operator of a motor vehicle or low-power scooter (driver) must present to the requesting officer immediate evidence of a complying policy or certificate of self-insurance in full force and effect. The bill allows a driver to use a cell phone or other electronic device to present such evidence. If a driver uses a cell phone or other electronic device to present evidence of insurance:
* The law enforcement officer to whom the operator presents the device shall not explore the contents of the cell phone or other electronic device other than to examine the driver's policy or certificate of self-insurance; and
* The law enforcement officer to whom the operator presents the device, and any law enforcement agency that employs the officer, are immune from any civil damages resulting from the officer dropping or otherwise unintentionally damaging the cell phone or other electronic device. Under current law, if an insurer issues or renews a policy of insurance, the insurer must provide the insured a proof of insurance certificate or insurance identification card to accompany the insured's registration application or renewal card or provide other proof of insurance. The bill allows an insurer to provide such proof of insurance or insurance identification card in either paper or electronic format.
Status: 1/29/2013 01/29/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/22/2013 02/22/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
2/25/2013 02/25/2013 House Second Reading Passed
2/26/2013 02/26/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/18/2013 03/18/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
3/19/2013 03/19/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/25/2013 03/25/2013:25 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/26/2013 03/26/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/26/2013 03/26/2013:51 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/4/2013 04/04/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1163 Sexual Assault Victim Emergency Payment Program 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: KAGAN / AGUILAR
Summary: The sexual assault victim emergency payment program (program) is created in the division of criminal justice (division) within the department of public safety. The purpose of the program is to help victims of sexual assault who need additional time to determine if they want to participate with the criminal justice system to pay for medical costs and fees associated with obtaining a medical forensic examination, which ensures that evidence of the assault is preserved regardless of whether the criminal justice system is engaged at the time of the assault and examination. The program is the payor of last resort. The division shall determine an annual cap on payment amount per victim based on actual and reasonable costs and available funds. Priority for the program must be to pay for indirect medical costs and fees incurred as the result of obtaining medical forensic examinations following a sexual assault for medical-reporting victims. Such indirect medical costs and fees may include, but are not limited to, emergency department fees and costs, laboratory fees, prescription medication, and physician's fees. The program may also pay for any uncovered direct costs of the medical forensic examination for a medical-reporting victim.
Status: 1/30/2013 01/30/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
2/14/2013 02/14/2013 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/10/2013 04/10/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/11/2013 04/11/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary + Appropriations
4/23/2013 04/23/2013 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/26/2013 04/26/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
5/6/2013 05/06/2013:44 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/6/2013 05/06/2013:48 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/13/2013 05/13/2013 Governor action - signed
5/13/2013 05/13/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1166 Repeal Crimes With Marital Status As Element 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: KAGAN / STEADMAN
Summary: The bill repeals the crime of promoting sexual immorality and adultery. The bill makes conforming amendments.
Status: 1/30/2013 01/30/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/26/2013 02/26/2013 House Second Reading Passed
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/15/2013 03/15/2013:32 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/15/2013 03/15/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/15/2013 03/15/2013:38 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/22/2013 03/22/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1171 Emergency Use Of Epinephrine Injectors In Schools 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: PRIMAVERA / TODD
Summary: The governing authority of public and nonpublic schools may adopt a policy to authorize the school nurse or other designated school personnel to administer an epinephrine auto-injector to any student that the school nurse or designated school personnel in good faith believes is experiencing anaphylaxis, in accordance with a standing protocol from a licensed physician, physician's assistant, or advance practice nurse with prescriptive authority, and regardless of whether the student has a prescription for an epinephrine auto-injector. Schools may acquire and maintain a stock supply of epinephrine auto-injectors. A governing authority of a school may enter into arrangements with manufacturers or third-party suppliers of epinephrine auto-injectors to obtain epinephrine auto-injectors at fair-market or reduced prices or for free. The state board of education, with assistance from the department of public health and environment, is required to adopt rules on the management of students with life-threatening allergies, training of users of epinephrine auto-injectors, and on the reporting of incidences of anaphylaxis and the administration of epinephrine auto-injectors. The bill requires a public school that obtains epinephrine auto-injectors to meet the rules on training, maintenance, and physician involvement requirements. The department of education shall develop and publish an annual report compiling, summarizing, and analyzing all incident reports submitted to the department. The bill limits the liability of a public or nonpublic school and a good-faith user of an epinephrine auto-injector in emergency situations in school settings when the school has adopted a policy on the administration of epinephrine auto-injectors in accordance with a standing protocol. To qualify for the limited immunity protection, a nonpublic school must follow the state board of education's rules on training, maintenance, and physician-involvement requirements. The bill extends the limited immunity under current law available to a public school to a nonpublic school when a student self-administers an epinephrine auto-injector pursuant to an approved treatment plan.
Status: 1/30/2013 01/30/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
1/30/2013 01/30/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
2/12/2013 02/12/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/12/2013 02/12/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/1/2013 04/01/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/2/2013 04/02/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/3/2013 04/03/2013 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily
4/5/2013 04/05/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/17/2013 05/17/2013:34 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2013 05/20/2013:21 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor action - signed
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1180 Allocation Of Tobacco Litigation Settlement Moneys 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: GEROU / STEADMAN
Summary: Joint Budget Committee. Senate Bill 11-224 reduced the original allocations of tobacco litigation settlement moneys (settlement moneys) to the nurse home visitor program (program) for fiscal years 2011-12 through 2016-17 and required the settlement moneys saved by reducing the allocations to be transferred to the general fund. The bill:
* Requires the settlement moneys saved by reducing the allocation for fiscal year 2012-13 to be transferred to the tobacco settlement defense account of the tobacco litigation settlement cash fund instead of the general fund; and
* Generally restores the allocations to the program to their original levels for fiscal years 2013-14 through 2016-17, but reduces the original allocations for fiscal years 2013-14 and 2014-15 by $1 million each and requires the settlement moneys saved by reducing the allocations to be transferred to the tobacco settlement defense account of the tobacco litigation settlement cash fund. In order to clarify the historical record of allocations of settlement moneys already made to the program, the bill also reorganizes through repeal and reeenactment the statutory provision that has specified and continues to specify the allocation of settlement moneys to the program.
Status: 1/31/2013 01/31/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
1/31/2013 01/31/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
2/19/2013 02/19/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations
2/19/2013 02/19/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/16/2013 04/16/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/17/2013 04/17/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/2/2013 05/02/2013:14 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/2/2013 05/02/2013:10 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/11/2013 05/11/2013 Governor action - signed
5/11/2013 05/11/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1181 Tobacco Program Cash Funds 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: LEVY / STEADMAN
Summary: Joint Budget Committee. Current law allocates tobacco litigation settlement moneys (settlement moneys) for various programs (tobacco programs), and the allocation for many programs is a statutorily specified percentage of the total amount of settlement moneys annually received by the state. The general assembly typically appropriates the entire estimated amount of the statutory allocation for such a program based on a projection of the amount of settlement moneys that the state will receive. But if the actual amount of settlement moneys received by the state exceeds the projected amount, the annual appropriation for a program will be less than the statutory allocation to the program. In many cases, the portion of the statutory allocation in excess of the annual appropriation that cannot be spent reverts to the general fund or the tobacco litigation settlement cash fund at the end of the fiscal year and is lost to the program. The bill helps ensure that a program affected as described above can spend its entire statutory allocation of settlement moneys by:
* Creating separate dedicated cash funds for those tobacco programs that do not already have such cash funds; and
* Requiring the lesser of all unexpended and unencumbered moneys remaining in the cash fund of a tobacco program at the end of any fiscal year or an amount of such moneys equal to 5% of the amount appropriated from the cash fund for the fiscal year to remain in the cash fund instead of being transferred.
Status: 1/31/2013 01/31/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
2/19/2013 02/19/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/22/2013 02/22/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
2/26/2013 02/26/2013 House Second Reading Passed
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/28/2013 02/28/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments
3/14/2013 03/14/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/19/2013 03/19/2013:33 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/19/2013 03/19/2013:58 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/19/2013 03/19/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/22/2013 03/22/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1182 Legislative Digital Policy Advisory Committee 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: LEVY / LAMBERT
Summary: Joint Budget Committee. The bill establishes the legislative digital policy advisory committee (advisory committee). The advisory committee consists of the state archivist, the librarian of the supreme court library, the state librarian, the director of research of the legislative council staff, the director of the office of legislative legal services, the chief clerk of the house of representatives, and the secretary of the senate, or any of their designees. The advisory committee is required to develop plans relating to:
* Converting existing archived recordings of legislative proceedings into a digital format; and
* Implementation of the "Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act". The advisory committee is required to report its findings to the committee on legal services and the joint budget committee by November 1, 2013.
Status: 1/31/2013 01/31/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/31/2013 01/31/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/18/2013 02/18/2013 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/18/2013 02/18/2013 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
2/26/2013 02/26/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/28/2013 02/28/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/28/2013 02/28/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Legislative Council
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Legislative Council
4/26/2013 04/26/2013 Senate Committee on Legislative Council Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
5/17/2013 05/17/2013:47 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2013 05/20/2013:37 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/23/2013 05/23/2013 Governor action - signed
5/23/2013 05/23/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1202 Counseling Relating To Scope Of Treatment Medicaid 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: GEROU
Summary: The bill adds counseling by medicaid providers relating to medical orders for scope of treatment to the services included in the medicaid program.
Status: 2/1/2013 02/01/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
2/26/2013 02/26/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/4/2013 03/04/2013 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily
3/7/2013 03/07/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/20/2013 03/20/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/25/2013 03/25/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/26/2013 03/26/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/27/2013 03/27/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/1/2013 04/01/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/2/2013 04/02/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
4/3/2013 04/03/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/4/2013 04/04/2013:24 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/4/2013 04/04/2013:35 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/4/2013 04/04/2013 Sent to the Governor
4/8/2013 04/08/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1215 Restrict Minors Access Artificial Tanning Devices 
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 8 2013
(1) in house calendar.
Sponsors: PENISTON / TOCHTROP
Summary: Effective July 1, 2013, the bill:
* Prohibits the use of artificial tanning devices by minors under 15 years of age unless the use is prescribed by a physician; and
* Requires a signed parental consent form or physician prescription for minors 15 years of age or older but under 18 years of age to use an artificial tanning device. A parental consent form is valid for 6 months unless the parent withdraws his or her consent. The department of public health and environment is to develop a consent form that details the health risks associated with the use of artificial tanning devices. Owners, operators, and employees of artificial tanning devices are subject to penalties of up to $200 for each failure to comply with the requirements of the bill.
Status: 2/4/2013 02/04/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development
2/26/2013 02/26/2013 House Committee on Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development Refer Unamended to Health, Insurance & Environment
3/14/2013 03/14/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/19/2013 03/19/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/22/2013 03/22/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/26/2013 03/26/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/27/2013 03/27/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Reengrossed w/ Amendments
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adhere
5/8/2013 05/08/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over to 05/10/2013
5/8/2013 05/08/2013 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Other
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HB13-1222 Family Care Act Family Medical Leave Eligibility 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: PENISTON / ULIBARRI
Summary: Under the federal "Family and Medical Leave Act" (FMLA), an employee is entitled to 12 workweeks of leave during a 12-month period to care for a spouse, child, or parent of the employee who has a serious health condition. In the case of a parent using FMLA leave to care for a child, the FMLA permits the leave only for the parent of a child who is under 18 years of age or is incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability. Current Colorado law is silent with regard to required family and medical leave, so Colorado employees are entitled to leave as specified in the FMLA. The bill expands the group of family members for whom employees in Colorado may take FMLA leave when the family member has a serious health condition to include a person to whom the employee is related by blood, adoption, legal custody, marriage, or civil union or with whom the employee resides and is in a committed relationship. As a result, an employee is permitted to use FMLA leave for a child, regardless of the age or dependency of the child, as well as for a sibling, partner in a civil union, grandparent, grandchild, or in-law. An employee who is denied leave to care for a person in the expanded group of family members has the right to recover damages or equitable relief, as is currently the case for persons denied leave to care for a family member for whom leave is permitted under the FMLA.
Status: 2/7/2013 02/07/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
2/28/2013 02/28/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/7/2013 03/07/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/15/2013
3/18/2013 03/18/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/22/2013 03/22/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/25/2013 03/25/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/1/2013 04/01/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/11/2013 04/11/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/16/2013 04/16/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/17/2013 04/17/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/22/2013 04/22/2013:10 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/25/2013 04/25/2013:30 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1224 Prohibiting Large-capacity Ammunition Magazines 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: FIELDS / HODGE
Summary: The bill prohibits the sale, transfer, or possession of an ammunition feeding device that is capable of accepting, or that can be readily converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition or more than 5 shotgun shells (large-capacity magazine). A person may possess a large-capacity magazine if he or she owns the large-capacity magazine on the effective date of the bill and maintains continuous possession of the large-capacity magazine. A person who sells, transfers, or possesses a large-capacity magazine in violation of the new provision commits a class 2 misdemeanor. A large-capacity magazine that is manufactured in Colorado on or after the effective date of the bill must include a serial number and the date upon which the large-capacity magazine was manufactured or assembled. The serial number and date must be legibly and conspicuously engraved or cast upon the outer surface of the large-capacity magazine. The Colorado bureau of investigation may promulgate rules that may require a large-capacity magazine that is manufactured on or after the effective date of the bill to bear identifying information in addition to the serial number and date of assembly. A person who manufactures a large-capacity magazine in Colorado in violation of the new provision commits a class 2 misdemeanor.
Status: 2/7/2013 02/07/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
2/12/2013 02/12/2013 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/15/2013 02/15/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/18/2013 02/18/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/4/2013 03/04/2013 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/15/2013 03/15/2013:00 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/15/2013 03/15/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/15/2013 03/15/2013:10 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/20/2013 03/20/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1226 No Concealed Carry At Colleges 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: LEVY / HEATH
Summary: Under current law, a person who possesses a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun (permit) may do so in all areas of the state, with certain exceptions. The bill creates a new exception stating that a permit does not authorize a permit holder to possess a concealed handgun:
* In any building or structure, or any portion thereof, that is used by a public institution of higher education for any purpose;
* In any stadium or arena that is used by a public institution of higher education to host events, including but not limited to athletic and extracurricular events and graduation ceremonies; or
* At an outdoor, institution-sponsored event on the campus of the institution at which the chief administrator of the institution's campus, in consultation with the chief officer of the institution's campus safety agency, has elected to prohibit the carrying of firearms. A permit holder who is employed or retained by contract by a public institution of higher education as a security officer may carry a concealed handgun onto the real property, or into any improvement erected thereon, of the public institution of higher education while the permittee is on duty.
Status: 2/7/2013 02/07/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
2/13/2013 02/13/2013 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
2/14/2013 02/14/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/15/2013 02/15/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/18/2013 02/18/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
3/4/2013 03/04/2013 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/10/2013
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HB13-1228 Payment For Background Checks For Gun Transfers 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: COURT / HEATH
Summary: The Colorado bureau of investigation (CBI) shall impose a fee for performing an instant criminal background check pursuant to the transfer of a firearm. The amount of the fee shall not exceed the total amount of direct and indirect costs incurred by CBI in performing the background check. The amount collected as fees shall be transferred to the state treasurer for credit to the instant criminal background check cash fund (fund), which fund is created in the bill.
Status: 2/7/2013 02/07/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
2/13/2013 02/13/2013 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
2/14/2013 02/14/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/15/2013 02/15/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/18/2013 02/18/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
3/4/2013 03/04/2013 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/20/2013 03/20/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1229 Background Checks For Gun Transfers 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: FIELDS / CARROLL
Summary: Unless a specified exception applies, before any person who is not a licensed gun dealer transfers or attempts to transfer possession of a firearm, he or she shall:
* Require that a background check be conducted of the prospective transferee; and
* Obtain approval of the transfer from the Colorado bureau of investigation (bureau) after a background check has been requested by a licensed gun dealer. A prospective firearm transferor shall arrange for the services of one or more licensed gun dealers to obtain a background check. A prospective firearm transferee shall not accept possession of a firearm unless the prospective firearm transferor has obtained approval of the transfer from the bureau after a background check has been requested by a licensed gun dealer. A prospective firearm transferee shall not knowingly provide false information to a prospective firearm transferor or to a licensed gun dealer for the purpose of acquiring a firearm. A person who violates the new provisions commits a class 1 misdemeanor. Under current law, the clerk of the court of every judicial district and probate court in the state must periodically report to the national instant criminal background check system subject to specified court orders relating to mental health or substance abuse. The bill requires the clerk of the court to also report this information to the Colorado bureau of investigation. A court, upon becoming aware that the basis upon which a record of a mentally ill person reported by the clerk of the court does not apply or no longer applies, shall:
* Update, correct, modify, or remove the record from any database that the federal or state government maintains and makes available to the national instant criminal background check system, consistent with the rules pertaining to the database; and
* Notify the attorney general that such basis does not apply or no longer applies. The bill sets forth a judicial process whereby a person who has been prohibited from possessing a firearm may apply or petition for relief from federal firearms prohibitions, as permitted by federal law. In granting relief to a petitioner, the court shall issue findings that:
* The petitioner is not likely to act in a manner that is dangerous to public safety; and
* Granting relief to the petitioner is not contrary to the public interest. If the court denies relief to a petitioner, the petitioner may petition the court of appeals to review the denial, including the record of the denying court. A review of a denial shall be de novo in that the court of appeals may, but is not required to, give deference to the decision of the denying court. In reviewing a denial, the court of appeals may receive additional evidence necessary to conduct an adequate review.
Status: 2/7/2013 02/07/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
2/12/2013 02/12/2013 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
2/14/2013 02/14/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/15/2013 02/15/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/18/2013 02/18/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
3/4/2013 03/04/2013 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
3/14/2013 03/14/2013 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
3/15/2013 03/15/2013 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
3/15/2013 03/15/2013 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
3/18/2013 03/18/2013:24 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/19/2013 03/19/2013:50 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/19/2013 03/19/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/20/2013 03/20/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1238 Transfer Funds For Med Marijuana Enforcement 
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 8 2013
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE
(6) in house calendar.
Sponsors: MCCANN / NEWELL
Summary: The bill transfers $2.5 million from the medical marijuana program cash fund to the department of human services for marijuana and prescription drug abuse treatment each year for the next 4 years. A portion of that money shall fund prevention programs in the Tony Grampsas youth services program. The state licensing authority shall collect both the application and licensing fees at the time of application and will refund the licensing fee if the applicant is denied a local license or withdraws the application. The state licensing authority shall post a report on its web site by October 31, 2013, that shows the number of applications received, licenses granted, applications denied, applications withdrawn, and the results of enforcement efforts.
Status: 2/20/2013 02/20/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
3/19/2013 03/19/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/19/2013 03/19/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/17/2013 04/17/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
5/8/2013 05/08/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/17/2013 05/17/2013:38 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2013 05/20/2013:26 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor action - signed
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1239 Creation Of A Statewide Youth Development Plan 
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 8 2013
(3) in house calendar.
Sponsors: MCCANN / HODGE
Summary: The bill directs the Tony Grampsas youth services board to convene, subject to available funding, a group of interested parties to create a statewide youth development plan and a baseline measurement of youth activities, based on available data and resources.
Status: 2/21/2013 02/21/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
4/15/2013 04/15/2013 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments
4/16/2013 04/16/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/16/2013 04/16/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/8/2013 05/08/2013 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/17/2013 05/17/2013:46 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2013 05/20/2013:44 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor action - signed
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1245 Funding Colorado Health Benefit Exchange 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: MCCANN / STEADMAN
Summary: On and after January 1, 2014, in order to fund the Colorado health benefit exchange, the bill allows:
* The health benefit exchange board of directors to assess against small group and individual health insurers in an amount necessary to provide for the sustainability of the exchange; and
* A credit against the tax imposed against insurance companies to any insurance company that becomes a qualified taxpayer by making a contribution to the exchange.
Status: 3/1/2013 03/01/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
4/10/2013 04/10/2013 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/17/2013 04/17/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/17/2013 04/17/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/17/2013 05/17/2013:41 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2013 05/20/2013:54 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/23/2013 05/23/2013 Governor action - signed
5/23/2013 05/23/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1266 Health Insurance Alignment Federal Law 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: MCCANN / AGUILAR
Summary: The bill aligns the "Colorado Health Care Coverage Act" (Colorado law) with the federal "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010" and the federal "Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010" (federal law) to give the insurance commissioner the necessary authority to regulate health insurers with respect to new requirements of the federal law. The bill includes the following changes to Colorado law:
* Makes defined terms in Colorado law consistent with the requirements of federal law;
* Enacts the terms of Colorado's essential health benefits package;
* Conforms Colorado's current mandatory coverage provisions to the requirements of federal law;
* Requires all individual and small employer health insurance carriers selling health benefit plans in Colorado to issue and renew plans to all eligible individuals;
* Conforms Colorado law to federal law requirements for dependent health coverage for persons under 26 years of age;
* Prohibits discrimination against licensed or certified health care providers by health insurance carriers in the participation of health care providers in individual or group health benefit plans;
* Conforms Colorado law regulating health insurance rates and the filing of health insurance plans to the requirements of federal law;
* Aligns Colorado law with federal law for internal and external independent review of adverse determinations of health insurance carriers with respect to denial of benefits;
* Consistent with federal law, prohibits carriers offering individual or small employer health benefit plans from imposing any preexisting condition exclusion with respect to coverage;
* Makes wellness and prevention program requirements consistent with federal law;
* Conforms carrier network adequacy requirements to federal law; and
* Authorizes the insurance commissioner to adopt rules necessary to comply with requirements of federal law.
Status: 3/18/2013 03/18/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
3/18/2013 03/18/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/3/2013 04/03/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/8/2013 04/08/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/9/2013 05/09/2013:41 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/10/2013 05/10/2013:01 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2013 05/10/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/13/2013 05/13/2013 Governor action - signed
5/13/2013 05/13/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1271 Child Abuse Reporting Hotline & Child Welfare Rules 
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 8 2013
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE
(7) in house calendar.
Sponsors: SINGER / NEWELL
Summary: The bill authorizes the creation of a child abuse reporting hotline system (hotline system) that provides a uniform method of contact that directly, immediately, and efficiently routes the person to the applicable entity responsible for accepting a report about possible child abuse or neglect and that is advertised to the public as a place for reporting known or suspected child abuse or neglect (report) or for making a request for information or services (an inquiry). The hotline system will be developed through a statewide child abuse hotline steering committee (steering committee) that includes state, county, and comprehensive and appropriate stakeholder representation. The bill declares that the purpose of the hotline system is to enhance the current child welfare system and to provide an additional option for the public to make an initial report or inquiry. The bill further states that a county department of social services (county department) will retain screening responsibilities, unless the board of county commissioners of that county has approved the use of the hotline system on behalf of the county and such arrangement has been approved by the executive director of the state department of human services (state department). The purpose of the steering committee is to develop an implementation plan for the hotline system to be advertised to the public and to make recommendations for rules relating to the hotline system and providing consistent practices in response to reports and inquiries. The steering committee shall submit a report no later than July 1, 2014, containing its recommendations to the executive director of the state department, who shall provide the report to the state board of human services (state board). The hotline system will provide some method of contact to the public that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hotline system shall be operational and publicized to the public statewide no later than January 1, 2015. With the express written consent of the board of county commissioners, a county department may request that the state department assist that county department with taking reports of possible child abuse and neglect and inquiries from the public. The executive director must approve of this arrangement in writing. The state board is given rule-making authority to adopt rules, based upon the recommendations of the steering committee, governing the following:
* The type of technology that may be used by the hotline system for directly routing initial contacts from the hotline system to the applicable entity responsible for taking a report or responding to an inquiry, including but not limited to a single statewide toll-free telephone number, with flexibility to adapt the methods to changing and emerging technologies as appropriate;
* The operation of the hotline system, including the central record-keeping and tracking of reports and inquiries statewide, and a requirement that record-keeping and tracking of reports and inquiries be accessible to all counties;
* Standards and steps for information and referral (instances where there is no report of abuse or neglect but the person contacting the county department or the hotline system is making an inquiry);
* How an initial contact to the hotline system is directly routed to the applicable entity responsible for taking a report or responding to an inquiry;
* A formal process for a county department to opt to have the state department receive reports or inquiries on behalf of the county department after hours subject to a requirement that the board of county commissioners must officially approve the use of the hotline system on behalf of the county and that the arrangement must be approved by the executive director;
* A process for a county department to opt to have another county department receive reports or inquiries on behalf of the county department after hours or on a short-term basis with notification of such arrangement to the executive director;
* Standardized training and certification standards for all staff prior to receiving reports and inquiries;
* A consistent screening process with criteria and steps for the county department to respond to a report or inquiry;
* A consistent decision-making process with criteria and steps for a county department to follow when deciding how to act on a report or inquiry and when to take no action on a report or inquiry. The state department is directed to report about the hotline system and the adoption of rules as part of the state department's annual SMART act presentations to the general assembly. This bill makes conforming amendments to the statutes concerning reports made by the public or by a mandatory reporter to allow a report to be made through the hotline system when the county commissioners have given prior approval for the report to be filed through the hotline system and the executive director of the state department has approved such an arrangement.
Status: 3/18/2013 03/18/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
3/18/2013 03/18/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/17/2013 04/17/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/17/2013 04/17/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
5/8/2013 05/08/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/10/2013 05/10/2013:08 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/14/2013 05/14/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/14/2013 05/14/2013:23 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/14/2013 05/14/2013 Governor action - signed
5/14/2013 05/14/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1281 Medicaid Management Info System Approp Two Years 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: GEROU / HODGE
Summary: Joint Budget Committee. The bill establishes that unexpended and unencumbered moneys from an appropriation in the annual general appropriation act to the department of health care policy and financing (state department) for the medicaid management information system remain available for expenditure by the state department in the next fiscal year without further appropriation. On or before June 30 of each year, the state department is required to notify the state controller of the amount of the appropriation for the current fiscal year that the state department needs to remain available for expenditure for the next fiscal year, and it may not expend more than this amount. The state department must report to the joint budget committee the amount of the appropriation that remains available and the purpose for which the moneys are being used.
Status: 3/26/2013 03/26/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
3/26/2013 03/26/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/15/2013 04/15/2013 House Second Reading Passed
4/16/2013 04/16/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
5/7/2013 05/07/2013:33 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/8/2013 05/08/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/8/2013 05/08/2013:47 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/11/2013 05/11/2013 Governor action - signed
5/11/2013 05/11/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1291 Colorado Early Head Start Grant Program 
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 8 2013
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE
(8) in house calendar.
Sponsors: DURAN
Summary: The bill creates the Colorado early head start grant program (grant program) in the office of early childhood programs in the department of human services (office). Eligibility for the grant program is limited to current grantees of the federal early head start program, and the goal is to increase the number of infants, toddlers under 3 years of age, and pregnant women served through qualified early head start programs. The office is directed to administer the grant program with the director of head start programs (director). The director shall establish an application process, including guidelines and award criteria for the grant program. In fiscal year 2013-14, grant proposals must be received on or before July 31, 2013, and grant awards must be made on or before September 1, 2013. For each subsequent fiscal year, subject to available appropriations, the proposal deadline is June 30, and grant awards are to be made on or before August 1. Grantees and the director are required to provide annual reports concerning the use of grant moneys. The Colorado early head start grant program fund is created.
Status: 4/2/2013 04/02/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/2/2013 04/02/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/16/2013 04/16/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/16/2013 04/16/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
5/8/2013 05/08/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/17/2013 05/17/2013:44 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2013 05/20/2013:01 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor action - signed
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1293 Gov To Create Exec Branch Climate Change Position 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: ROSENTHAL
Summary: The bill directs the governor to establish a position for climate change issues. The person appointed to that position is required to develop climate action plans and to report annually to the general assembly regarding how climate change affects the state.
Status: 4/5/2013 04/05/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
4/5/2013 04/05/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
4/15/2013 04/15/2013 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/15/2013 04/15/2013 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/17/2013 04/17/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
5/17/2013 05/17/2013:04 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2013 05/20/2013:46 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor action - signed
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1317 Implement Amendment 64 Majority Recommendation 
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 8 2013
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(4) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: PABON
Summary: Sections 1 through 4. The bill converts the medical marijuana enforcement division to the marijuana enforcement division and gives the division the authority to regulate medical marijuana and retail marijuana. The bill allows the division to receive moneys from the general fund. The bill deposits all of the application and licensing fees and sales, use, and special marijuana sales taxes from retail marijuana into a cash fund and permits supplementing the fund with moneys from the general fund to allow the division to operate. Once the division achieves a balance of cash funds sufficient to support the division, any excess revenue up to the amount of general fund moneys provided shall be transferred to the general fund. The bill sets the application fees for applicants who are current medical marijuana licensees or applicants at $500 and at $5,000 for new applicants. One half of the fee is transferred to the local jurisdiction. On September 30, 2014, and each year thereafter, the state licensing authority must provide a report to the joint budget committee and the finance committees regarding the amount of revenue generated by retail marijuana and its regulatory work. The bill creates the regulatory framework for retail marijuana. The bill allows an existing medical marijuana licensee or an existing medical marijuana applicant the opportunity to apply for a retail marijuana license with the option of converting its operation to a retail marijuana business or retaining a medical marijuana business and adding a retail marijuana business. The bill places a 3-month moratorium on retail marijuana license applications from individuals who are not currently licensed for medical marijuana or an applicant for a medical marijuana license. The state licensing authority must act upon the applications no sooner than 45 days after receipt and no later than 90 days after receipt. The following businesses must be licensed to operate a retail marijuana business: retail marijuana stores, retail marijuana products manufacturers, retail marijuana cultivation facilities, and marijuana testing facilities. The bill allows the state licensing authority to issue a state license that is conditioned on the local jurisdiction's approval. The bill requires the state licensing authority to promulgate rules as required by the constitution and authorizes the state licensing authority to promulgate other rules with the assistance of the department of public health and environment. The bill describes persons who are prohibited from being licensees and requires license applicants to undergo a background check. The bill also limits the areas where a licensed operation may be located. The state licensing authority may set fees for the various types of licenses it issues. The bill requires all officers, managers, and employees of a retail marijuana business to be residents of Colorado. All owners must be residents of Colorado for at least 2 years prior to applying for licensure. A licensed retail marijuana store and licensed retail marijuana products manufacturer may either grow its own marijuana or purchase it from a retail marijuana cultivation facility. A retail marijuana store may only sell one-fourth of an ounce of marijuana to a nonresident during a single transaction. A retail marijuana store may not sell any retail marijuana product that contains nicotine or alcohol. A retail marijuana store must place each sold item in a sealed nontransparent container at the point of sale.
Status: 4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Finance
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Finance
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/26/2013 04/26/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2013 04/26/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 House Third Reading Passed
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
5/8/2013 05/08/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments
5/8/2013 05/08/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/17/2013 05/17/2013:34 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2013 05/20/2013:45 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor action - signed
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1318 Retail Marijuana Taxes 
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 8 2013
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(3) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: SINGER
Summary: Subject to voter approval at the statewide election in November 2013, the bill imposes a sales tax and an excise tax on the sale of retail marijuana, which was legalized by section 16 of article XVIII of the state constitution. Sales tax: Beginning January 1, 2014, the bill imposes a tax of 15% on the sale of retail marijuana or retail marijuana products to a consumer by a retail marijuana store. The tax imposed is in addition to the 2.9% state sales tax and any local government sales tax that is imposed on the sale of all property and services pursuant to current law. On or after January 1, 2014, the general assembly is authorized to establish a rate that is lower than 15% by a bill enacted by the general assembly and signed into law by the governor. After establishing a tax rate that is lower that 15% the general assembly may increase the rate by bill enacted by the general assembly and signed into law by the governor, so long as the rate does not exceed 15%. An increase in the rate does not require additional voter approval. A retail marijuana store is required to add the tax imposed as a separate and distinct item, and when added, the tax constitutes a part of the total price of the retail marijuana or retail marijuana products purchased. A retail marijuana store is required to collect and remit the tax to the department in the same manner as the state sales tax is collected and remitted to the department pursuant to current law. Of the revenues collected pursuant to the 15% sales tax, 10% will be distributed to each local government in the state that has one or more retail marijuana stores within its boundaries. Each local government's share of the revenues collected shall be apportioned according to the percentage of retail marijuana and retail marijuana products sales tax revenues collected by the department in the local government as compared to the total retail marijuana and retail marijuana products sales tax collections that may be allocated to all local governments in the state. The remaining revenues shall be deposited in the marijuana cash fund and appropriated as directed by the general assembly. Excise tax: Beginning January 1, 2014, the bill imposes a tax on the sale or transfer of unprocessed retail marijuana by a retail marijuana cultivation facility to a retail marijuana store, retail marijuana product manufacturing facility, or another retail marijuana cultivation facility. The amount of the tax is 15% of the average market rate of unprocessed retail marijuana statewide on the date that it is sold or transferred, as determined by the department, and the tax is imposed when a retail marijuana cultivation facility sells or transfers unprocessed retail marijuana to a retail marijuana store, a retail marijuana product manufacturing facility or another retail marijuana cultivation facility. On or after January 1, 2014, the general assembly is authorized to establish a rate that is lower than 15% of the average market rate by a bill enacted by the general assembly and signed into law by the governor. After establishing a tax rate that is lower that 15% the general assembly may increase the rate by bill enacted by the general assembly and signed into law by the governor, so long as the rate does not exceed 15%. An increase in the rate does not require additional voter approval. The bill specifies that every retail marijuana cultivation facility is required to keep certain records regarding the sale or transfer of unprocessed retail marijuana and is required to collect and remit the tax to the department. As required by section 16 of article XVIII of the state constitution, the bill specifies that the first $40 million received and collected in payment of the excise tax on unprocessed retail marijuana shall be transferred to the public school capital construction assistance fund currently created in law. Any amount remaining after the transfer shall be transferred to the marijuana cash fund. Revenue and spending limitations: The bill allows the state to collect and spend any revenues generated by the retail marijuana sales tax and retail marijuana excise tax as voter approved revenue changes. Submission of ballot questions by the secretary of state: The bill requires the secretary of state to submit a ballot question at the statewide election to be held in November 2013 asking the voters to:
* Allow the general assembly to impose a retail marijuana sales tax at a rate not to exceed 15% of the sale of retail marijuana and retail marijuana products;
* Allow the general assembly to impose a retail excise tax at a rate not to exceed 15% of the average market rate of unprocessed retail marijuana on unprocessed retail marijuana at the time when a retail marijuana cultivation facility sells or transfers retail marijuana to a retail marijuana product manufacturing facility, a retail marijuana store, or another retail marijuana cultivation facility;
* Allow the general assembly to decrease or increase the rate of either tax without further voter approval so long as the rate does not exceed 15% for either tax; and
* Allow any additional tax revenue to be collected and spent notwithstanding any limitations in TABOR or any other law. Marijuana cash fund: The bill changes the name of the existing medical marijuana license cash fund to the marijuana cash fund. The bill specifies that the sale of marijuana or marijuana products by a medical marijuana center to a consumer and the sale or transfer of unprocessed marijuana by a marijuana cultivation facility to a medical marijuana center are not subject to either tax. The department of revenue (department) is required to promulgate rules for the implementation of both taxes.
Status: 4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/26/2013 04/26/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/27/2013 04/27/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/27/2013 04/27/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over with Amendments
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 House Third Reading Passed
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
5/8/2013 05/08/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
5/8/2013 05/08/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/17/2013 05/17/2013:42 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2013 05/20/2013:59 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor action - signed
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-001 Colorado Working Families Economic Opportunity Act 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: KEFALAS / KAGAN
Summary: Section 2 of the bill modifies the existing child care expenses income tax credit by:
* Allowing a taxpayer who is eligible for, but does not claim, the federal child care expenses income tax credit to claim the state credit;
* Basing the amount of the state credit on the eligible federal credit as opposed to the actual federal credit claimed; and
* Allowing the credit to be claimed for expenses related to caring for a dependent of the taxpayer who is physically or mentally incapable of caring for himself or herself and who lives with the taxpayer. Section 3 of the bill creates a child tax credit against state income taxes for a resident individual who is eligible to claim the federal child tax credit. The amount of this credit is $100 for each qualifying child who is 5 years of age or under at the end of the taxable year for which the credit is claimed. This credit is refundable. The Colorado earned income tax credit, which is 10% of the federal earned income tax credit, is a refund mechanism under the taxpayer's bill of rights (TABOR). So, it only applies if the state revenues are in excess of the constitutional limitation on state fiscal year spending. Section 4 of the bill removes this contingency so that an eligible taxpayer may claim the Colorado earned income tax credit for any tax year beginning in 2013.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/3/2013 04/03/2013 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/3/2013 04/03/2013 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/16/2013 04/16/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/17/2013 04/17/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Finance
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Finance
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 House Third Reading Passed
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:48 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:46 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
6/5/2013 06/05/2013 Governor action - signed
6/5/2013 06/05/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-004 Electronic Renewal Senior Identification Card 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: KEFALAS / GINAL
Summary: The bill authorizes a person over 65 years of age to electronically renew an identification card issued by the department of revenue.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
1/22/2013 01/22/2013 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Amended to Appropriations
1/31/2013 01/31/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/31/2013 01/31/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/4/2013 02/04/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/5/2013 02/05/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/5/2013 02/05/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/23/2013 04/23/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/10/2013 05/10/2013:15 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/10/2013 05/10/2013:13 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2013 05/10/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2013 05/16/2013 Governor action - signed
5/16/2013 05/16/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-008 Eliminate Waiting Period Under CHP+ 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: NEWELL / MCCANN
Summary: Under current law, a child is eligible for children's basic health plan benefits if he or she has not been on a comparable health plan with an employer paying at least 50% of the cost for at least 3 months. The bill eliminates this waiting period.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
1/30/2013 01/30/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/15/2013 02/15/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/15/2013 03/15/2013 House Second Reading Passed
3/18/2013 03/18/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/22/2013 03/22/2013:59 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/22/2013 03/22/2013:02 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/25/2013 03/25/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/29/2013 03/29/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-010 Dean Allopathic Osteopathic Sch Commn Family Med 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: LUNDBERG / HULLINGHORST
Summary: Under current law, the commission on family medicine (commission) comprises the following members:
* The dean of the university of Colorado school of medicine or the dean's designee;
* The director of accredited family medicine programs in the state;
* A representative of the Colorado academy of family physicians; and
* A health care consumer appointed by the governor from each congressional district in the state. The bill adds as members of the commission the deans of all accredited allopathic and osteopathic schools of medicine in the state or their designees. Additionally, the bill clarifies that the limitation on the number of commission members from that same major political party applies only to governor appointees from each of the 7 congressional district in the state and reduces that limitation from 8 to 4 members.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
1/30/2013 01/30/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/4/2013 02/04/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
2/5/2013 02/05/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/5/2013 02/05/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 House Second Reading Passed
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/15/2013 03/15/2013:30 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/15/2013 03/15/2013:32 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/18/2013 03/18/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/22/2013 03/22/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-011 Colorado Civil Union Act 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: STEADMAN / FERRANDINO
Summary: The bill creates the "Colorado Civil Union Act" (Act) to authorize any 2 unmarried adults, regardless of gender, to enter into a civil union. Parties wanting to enter into a civil union apply to a county clerk and recorder for a civil union license. Certain persons may certify a civil union. After the civil union is certified, the officiant files the civil union certificate with the county clerk and recorder. A priest, minister, rabbi, or other official of a religious institution or denomination or an Indian nation or tribe is not required to certify a civil union in violation of his or her right to free exercise of religion. The criteria for a valid civil union are set forth in the bill. The executive director of the department of public health and environment and the state registrar of vital statistics shall issue forms necessary to implement the Act. Each county clerk and recorder submits records of registered civil unions to the office of vital statistics. A county clerk and recorder collects a fee for a civil union license, which fee is credited to the vital statistics records cash fund. The state registrar of vital statistics is authorized to set and collect an additional fee for verification of civil unions, which fee is credited to the vital statistics records cash fund. A county clerk and recorder collects a $20 fee to be credited to the Colorado domestic abuse program fund. The rights, benefits, protections, duties, obligations, responsibilities, and other incidents under law that are granted or imposed under the law to spouses apply in like manner to parties to a civil union, including the following:
* Responsibility for financial support of a party to a civil union;
* Rights and abilities concerning transfer of real or personal property to a party to a civil union;
* The ability to file a claim based on wrongful death, emotional distress, loss of consortium, dramshop, or other laws, whether common law or statutory, related to or dependent upon spousal status;
* Prohibitions against discrimination based upon spousal status;
* The probate laws relating to estates, wills, trusts, and intestate succession, including the ability to inherit real and personal property from a party in a civil union under the probate code;
* The probate laws relating to guardianship and conservators, including priority for appointment as a conservator, guardian, or personal representative;
* Survivor benefits under and inclusion in workers' compensation laws;
* The right of a partner in a civil union to be treated as a family member or as a spouse under the "Colorado Employment Security Act" for purposes of unemployment benefits;
* The ability to adopt a child of a party to a civil union;
* The ability to insure a party to a civil union under group benefit plans for state employees;
* The ability to designate a party to a civil union as a beneficiary under the state public employees retirement system;
* Survivor benefits under local government firefighter and police pensions;
* Protections and coverage under domestic abuse and domestic violence laws;
* Rights and protections under victims' compensation laws and victims and witness protection laws;
* Laws, policies, or procedures relating to emergency and nonemergency medical care and treatment and hospital visitation;
* Rights to visit a party in a civil union in a correctional facility, jail, or private contract prison or in a facility providing mental health treatment;
* The ability to file a complaint about the care or treatment of a party in a civil union in a nursing home;
* Rights relating to declarations concerning administering, withholding, or withdrawing medical treatment, proxy decision-makers and surrogate decision-makers, CPR directives, or directives concerning medical orders for scope of treatment forms with respect to a party to a civil union;
* Rights concerning the disposition of the last remains of a party to a civil union;
* The right to make decisions regarding anatomical gifts;
* Eligibility for family leave benefits;
* Eligibility for public assistance benefits;
* A privilege from providing compelled testimony against a party in a civil union and evidentiary privileges for parties to a civil union;
* The right to apply for emergency or involuntary commitment of a party to a civil union;
* The right to claim a homestead exemption;
* The ability to protect exempt property from attachment, execution, or garnishment;
* Dependent coverage under life insurance for plans issued, delivered, or renewed on or after January 1, 2014;
* Dependent coverage under health insurance policies for plans issued, delivered, or renewed on or after January 1, 2014; and
* Other insurance policies that provide coverage relating to joint ownership of property for plans issued, delivered, or renewed on or after January 1, 2014. The same processes that are provided in law for dissolution, legal separation, and declaration of invalidity of a marriage apply to dissolution, legal separation, and declaration of invalidity of a civil union. Any person who enters into a civil union in Colorado consents to the jurisdiction of the courts of Colorado for the purpose of any action relating to a civil union even if one or both parties cease to reside in the state. The courts are directed to follow the laws of Colorado in a matter filed in Colorado that is seeking a dissolution, legal separation, or invalidity of a civil union that was entered into in another state. The courts are authorized to collect docket fees for the dissolution of a civil union, legal separation of a civil union, and declaration of invalidity of a civil union. Parties to a civil union may create agreements modifying the terms and conditions of a civil union in the manner specified in the law for creating marital agreements. The Act states that this Act does not invalidate or affect an otherwise valid domestic partnership agreement or civil contract between 2 individuals who are not married to each other if the agreement or contract was made prior to the effective date of this Act or, if made after the effective date of this Act, the agreement or contract is not made in contemplation of entering into a civil union. The Act shall not be construed to create a marriage between the parties to a civil union or alter the public policy of this state that recognizes only the union of one man and one woman as a marriage. The Act includes a reciprocity and principle of comity section that states that a relationship between 2 persons that does not comply with section 31 of article II of the state constitution and that is legally entered into in another jurisdiction is deemed in Colorado to be a civil union and that, under principles of comity, a civil union or domestic partnership or a substantially similar legal relationship between 2 persons that is legally created in another jurisdiction is deemed to be a civil union for purposes of Colorado law. The Act includes a severability clause. Until a statutory change is enacted to authorize the filing of a joint state tax return by parties to a civil union, the Act shall not be construed to permit the filing of a joint income tax return by the parties to a civil union. A custodian of records is prohibited from allowing a person, other than the person in interest or an immediate family member of the person in interest, to inspect the application for a civil union license of any person; except that a district court may order the custodian to permit inspection of the license application for a civil union upon a showing of good cause. A record of an application for a civil union license is available for public inspection 50 years after the date that the record was created. A person who has entered into a designated beneficiary agreement under Colorado's designated beneficiary statute is precluded from entering into a civil union with a different person. If both parties to a designated beneficiary agreement are eligible to enter into a valid civil union and subsequently enter into a civil union, the civil union certificate constitutes a superseding legal document that supersedes and invalidates the prior designated beneficiary agreement. The bill makes other conforming amendments. The bill takes effect May 1, 2013; except that the provisions relating to the inclusion of a partner in a civil union as a dependent on a health or life insurance policy and the provisions relating to insurance policies concerning the ownership of property take effect January 1, 2014.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
1/23/2013 01/23/2013 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
1/31/2013 01/31/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/4/2013 02/04/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over with Amendments to 02/08/2013
2/4/2013 02/04/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 02/08/2013
2/4/2013 02/04/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over
2/8/2013 02/08/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/11/2013 02/11/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/11/2013 02/11/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary + Finance + Appropriations
2/28/2013 02/28/2013 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Finance
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 House Committee on Finance Re-Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 House Second Reading Passed
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/19/2013 03/19/2013:05 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/19/2013 03/19/2013:52 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/19/2013 03/19/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/21/2013 03/21/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-012 Child Abuse Reporting Youth Sports Organizations 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: HEATH / SINGER
Summary: The bill adds directors, coaches, assistant coaches, and athletic program personnel for private sports programs or organizations to the list of persons required to report suspected child abuse or neglect to the county or district department of social services or local law enforcement agency.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
1/30/2013 01/30/2013 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/4/2013 02/04/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/5/2013 02/05/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/5/2013 02/05/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
2/26/2013 02/26/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/7/2013 03/07/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Reconsider
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Reconsider
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/15/2013 03/15/2013:11 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/15/2013 03/15/2013:13 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/18/2013 03/18/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/22/2013 03/22/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-014 Immunity For Admin Emer Drugs To Overdose Victims 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: AGUILAR
Summary: A person who acts in good faith to administer an opiate antagonist to another person whom the person believes to be suffering an opiate-related drug overdose event shall be immune from criminal prosecution for, and is not liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions made as a result of, such act. A licensed health care practitioner who is permitted by law to prescribe or dispense an opiate antagonist shall be immune from criminal prosecution for, and is not liable for any civil damages for resulting from:
* Such prescribing, dispensing, administering, or distribution; or
* Any outcomes resulting from the eventual administration of the opiate antagonist. The prescribing, dispensing, administering, or distribution of an opiate antagonist by a licensed health care practitioner shall not constitute unprofessional conduct if he or she prescribed, dispensed, administered, or distributed the opiate antagonist in a good faith effort to assist:
* A person who is experiencing or likely to experience an opiate-related drug overdose event; or
* A family member, friend, or other person who is in a position to assist a person who is experiencing or likely to experience an opiate-related drug overdose event.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/14/2013 02/14/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/14/2013 02/14/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/7/2013 03/07/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
3/7/2013 03/07/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
3/19/2013 03/19/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/19/2013 03/19/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 House Third Reading Passed
5/8/2013 05/08/2013:50 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/8/2013 05/08/2013:42 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/8/2013 05/08/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/10/2013 05/10/2013 Governor action - signed
5/10/2013 05/10/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-026 Update Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: CARROLL
Summary: Currently, the "Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act of 2010" (act) requires most regulated health care providers who are applying for, renewing, reinstating, or reactivating a license, certification, or registration to disclose specified information about their practice history to the director of the division of professions and occupations for inclusion in a publicly available database. The bill adds the following health care providers to the list of providers required to report information to the director, with the requirement taking effect July 1, 2014:
* Athletic trainers;
* Massage therapists;
* Certified nurse aides;
* Occupational therapists;
* Respiratory therapists;
* Pharmacists;
* Psychiatric technicians; and
* Surgical assistants and surgical technologists. Additionally, the bill removes from the list of health care providers subject to the act hearing aid providers because the state no longer licenses those professionals.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
1/30/2013 01/30/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
1/30/2013 01/30/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/15/2013 02/15/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
2/22/2013 02/22/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/25/2013 02/25/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/25/2013 02/25/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
2/25/2013 02/25/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance
3/21/2013 03/21/2013 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/23/2013 04/23/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:57 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:00 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/24/2013 05/24/2013 Governor Action - Signed
5/25/2013 05/25/2013 Governor action - signed
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SB13-029 Habitat For Humanity Of CO Tax Checkoff Creation 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: KERR / DELGROSSO
Summary: The bill creates the Habitat for Humanity of Colorado fund (fund) in the state treasury. A voluntary contribution designation line for the fund will appear on the state individual income tax return form (form) for the 5 income tax years following the year that the executive director of the department of revenue (department) certifies to the revisor of statutes that:
* There is a space available on the form; and
* The fund is next in the queue. Once the fund is placed on the form, the department is directed to determine annually the total amount contributed to the fund and report that amount to the state treasurer and the general assembly. The state treasurer is required to credit that amount to the fund, and the general assembly appropriates from the fund to the department the costs of administering moneys designated for the fund. After that amount is deducted, the moneys remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year are transferred to Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, a nonprofit organization. Following the statutory 2-year grace period for new tax checkoffs, the fund is required to achieve the minimum contribution amount of $75,000 per year to remain on the form.
Status: 1/9/2013 01/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
1/29/2013 01/29/2013 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/1/2013 02/01/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
2/4/2013 02/04/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/4/2013 02/04/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed
3/4/2013 03/04/2013 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/8/2013 03/08/2013:14 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/8/2013 03/08/2013:31 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/15/2013 03/15/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-033 In-state Classification CO High School Completion 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: GIRON / DURAN
Summary: The bill requires an institution of higher education (institution) in Colorado to classify a student as an in-state student for tuition purposes if the student:
* Attends a public or private high school in Colorado for at least 3 years immediately preceding graduation or completion of a general equivalency diploma (GED) in Colorado; and
* Is admitted to a Colorado institution or attends an institution under a reciprocity agreement. In addition to the above requirements, a student who does not have lawful immigration status must submit an affidavit stating that the student has applied for lawful presence or will apply as soon as he or she is able to do so. These students shall not be counted as resident students for any other purpose, but are eligible for the college opportunity fund stipend pursuant to the provisions of that program, and may be eligible for institutional or other financial aid. The bill creates an exception to the requirement of admission to an institution within 12 months after graduating or completing a GED for certain students who either graduated or completed a GED prior to a certain date and who have been continuously present in Colorado for a specified period of time prior to enrolling in an institution. The bill exempts persons receiving educational services or benefits from institutions of higher education from providing any required documentation of lawful presence in the United States.
Status: 1/15/2013 01/15/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
1/24/2013 01/24/2013 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
2/15/2013 02/15/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over with Amendments to 02/22/2013
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 02/22/2013
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over
2/22/2013 02/22/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/25/2013 02/25/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/25/2013 02/25/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 House Second Reading Passed
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/23/2013 04/23/2013:48 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/23/2013 04/23/2013:53 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/23/2013 04/23/2013 Sent to the Governor
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-039 Regulate Audiology Practice 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: AGUILAR / MCCANN
Summary: Since 1996, Colorado has regulated audiologists practicing in the state, first requiring audiologists to register with the division of registrations (division) in the department of regulatory agencies (department), and later requiring audiologists to obtain a license from the division. The regulation of audiologists has been subject to numerous sunset reviews by the department, all of which have recommended continuing the regulation of audiologists in the state. Notwithstanding the recommendation in the 2011 sunset report to continue regulating audiologists, in the 2012 regular session, the general assembly did not enact legislation to continue regulating audiologists. As a result, the regulatory statutes expired on July 1, 2012. The bill reauthorizes the division, now known as the division of professions and occupations, to regulate audiologists. Audiologists will be required to obtain a license to practice audiology in this state, and the bill sets forth the requirements for obtaining a license. The bill establishes grounds and procedures for disciplining audiologists. The director of the division is authorized to implement and administer the bill and adopt rules as necessary to accomplish those purposes. The bill establishes conduct relating to the sale and delivery of hearing aids by hearing aid sellers that constitutes a deceptive trade practice. The regulation of audiologists is subject to sunset review and repeal on September 1, 2020.
Status: 1/16/2013 01/16/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
1/16/2013 01/16/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/14/2013 02/14/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/14/2013 02/14/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily
2/22/2013 02/22/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments
2/22/2013 02/22/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
2/22/2013 02/22/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
3/14/2013 03/14/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Unamended to Finance
3/14/2013 03/14/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Unamended to Finance
3/20/2013 03/20/2013 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/23/2013 04/23/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:17 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:19 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/24/2013 05/24/2013 Governor Action - Signed
5/25/2013 05/25/2013 Governor action - signed
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SB13-042 Foreign Asst Med Professor Renew Physician License 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: MORSE / WALLER
Summary: Current law allows distinguished foreign teaching physicians to be licensed to practice medicine at a state medical school. The license is valid for one year only; to renew the license, the distinguished foreign teaching physician must have been invited by the school to serve as a full-time member of its academic faculty at a rank equal to an associate professor or higher. Assistant professors cannot renew their licenses. The bill allows an assistant professor who is a distinguished foreign teaching physician to renew his or her license.
Status: 1/16/2013 01/16/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/6/2013 02/06/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/11/2013 02/11/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
2/12/2013 02/12/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/13/2013 02/13/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
3/14/2013 03/14/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/19/2013 03/19/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/22/2013 03/22/2013 House Second Reading Passed
3/25/2013 03/25/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/2/2013 04/02/2013:09 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/10/2013 04/10/2013:06 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/10/2013 04/10/2013 Sent to the Governor
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 Governor Action - Signed
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Sent to the Governor
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SB13-047 Youth In Foster Care And Identity Theft Protection 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: NEWELL
Summary: The bill amends the statute for protection of youth in foster care against identity theft by:
* Removing the exclusion of youth who are in the custody of the division of youth corrections or a state mental hospital;
* Expanding the ages of the youth covered to any youth who is 16 years of age or older and in foster care; and
* Requiring the department of human services to obtain annual credit reports rather than a single report.
Status: 1/16/2013 01/16/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
1/16/2013 01/16/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/6/2013 02/06/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/6/2013 02/06/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/5/2013 04/05/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/10/2013 04/10/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/11/2013 04/11/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/23/2013 04/23/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/23/2013 04/23/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/26/2013 04/26/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 House Third Reading Passed
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:28 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:25 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor action - signed
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-053 Exchange Of Student Data K-12 And Postsecondary 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: KERR / HAMNER
Summary: The bill establishes a procedure between the department of education and the department of higher education that allows for the transfer of available student data relevant to the transition from high school to the postsecondary system. The procedure must utilize student unit record data currently collected and maintained by the department of education and administered at no charge to local education providers, public institutions of higher education, or students.
Status: 1/16/2013 01/16/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/14/2013 02/14/2013 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
2/22/2013 02/22/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/25/2013 02/25/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/25/2013 02/25/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/18/2013 03/18/2013 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/21/2013 03/21/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/26/2013 03/26/2013 House Second Reading Passed
3/27/2013 03/27/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/2/2013 04/02/2013:02 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/3/2013 04/03/2013 Sent to the Governor
4/3/2013 04/03/2013:58 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/8/2013 04/08/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-079 Rule Review Bill 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: MORSE / GARDNER
Summary: Committee on Legal Services. Based on the findings and recommendations of the committee on legal services, the bill extends all state agency rules and regulations that were adopted or amended on or after November 1, 2011, and before November 1, 2012, with the exception of the rules and regulations specifically listed in the bill. Those specified rules and regulations will expire as scheduled in the "State Administrative Procedure Act" on May 15, 2013, on the grounds that the rules and regulations either conflict with statute or lack or exceed statutory authority. The bill repeals, effective May 15, 2013, a rule of the medical services board of the department of health care policy and financing concerning presumptive eligibility of prenatal care clients in the children's basic health plan. The bill repeals, effective May 15, 2013, a rule of the Colorado state board of chiropractic examiners of the department of regulatory agencies concerning the scope of practice of chiropractors.
Status: 1/22/2013 01/22/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Legal Services
2/1/2013 02/01/2013 Senate Committee on Legal Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
2/22/2013 02/22/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/26/2013 02/26/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered
3/4/2013 03/04/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Legal Services
4/5/2013 04/05/2013 House Committee on Legal Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/10/2013 04/10/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/11/2013 04/11/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/30/2013 04/30/2013:08 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/1/2013 05/01/2013:10 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/11/2013 05/11/2013 Governor action - signed
5/11/2013 05/11/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-100 Suppl Approp Dept Of Public Health & Environment 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: STEADMAN / LEVY
Summary: Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of public health and environment.
Status: 1/28/2013 01/28/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
1/31/2013 01/31/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/1/2013 02/01/2013 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed
2/4/2013 02/04/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/4/2013 02/04/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/8/2013 02/08/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/8/2013 02/08/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed
2/11/2013 02/11/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/14/2013 02/14/2013:08 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/14/2013 02/14/2013:56 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/14/2013 02/14/2013 Sent to the Governor
2/19/2013 02/19/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-109 State Agency Indirect Cost Recovery 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: LAMBERT / DURAN
Summary: Joint Budget Committee. When a state government agency's indirect cost collections for a fiscal year differ from the agency's annual appropriation for indirect costs, the amount collected in excess of the appropriation reverts to the general fund. In following fiscal years, the amount of indirect costs collected by an agency may be insufficient to pay all of its appropriated indirect costs, in which case the agency must seek a supplemental appropriation or find other means of paying those costs. In order to more efficiently account for annual fluctuations in the amount of indirect costs collected by state government agencies, the bill:
* Creates the indirect costs excess recovery fund (fund) and separate departmental accounts within the fund for all principal departments of state government other than the department of higher education;
* Requires all moneys collected and unspent by an agency for indirect costs in excess of the actual indirect costs incurred during the fiscal year to be credited at the end of the fiscal year to the departmental account within the fund;
* Allows any moneys in a departmental account within the fund to be appropriated to the department to be used by the department for the purpose of paying for indirect costs in a year in which an under-collection occurs; and
* Requires the state treasurer to credit all interest and income earned on the deposit and investment of moneys in any account of the fund to the account. The bill also requires the state controller to report annually to the joint budget committee of the general assembly regarding the revenues, expenditures, and balance of each account of the indirect costs excess recovery fund.
Status: 1/28/2013 01/28/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
1/31/2013 01/31/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/1/2013 02/01/2013 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed
2/4/2013 02/04/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/4/2013 02/04/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/8/2013 02/08/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/8/2013 02/08/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
2/11/2013 02/11/2013 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments
2/11/2013 02/11/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/13/2013 02/13/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
2/26/2013 02/26/2013:22 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/26/2013 02/26/2013:27 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/27/2013 02/27/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-111 Require Reports Of Elder Abuse And Exploitation 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: HUDAK / SCHAFER
Summary: Current law states that specified professionals who have reasonable cause to believe that a person 18 years of age or older who is susceptible to mistreatment, self-neglect, or exploitation because the individual is unable to perform or obtain services necessary for his or her health, safety, or welfare or lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions concerning his or her person or affairs (at-risk adult) should report that fact to a county department of social services (county department) or a local law enforcement agency. Under the bill, on and after July 1, 2014, certain professionals (mandatory reporters) who observe the abuse or exploitation of a person who is 70 years of age or older (at-risk elder) or who have reasonable cause to believe that an at-risk elder has been abused or has been exploited and is at imminent risk of abuse or exploitation are required to report such fact to a law enforcement agency within 24 hours after making the observation or discovery. A mandatory reporter who fails to report commits a class 3 misdemeanor. Within 24 hours after receiving a report of abuse or exploitation of an at-risk elder, a law enforcement agency shall notify the at-risk elder's county department and district attorney's office of the report. The law enforcement agency shall complete a criminal investigation when appropriate. Upon completion of an investigation, the law enforcement agency shall provide a report of the investigation to the at-risk elder's county department and a district attorney's office. A person who reports an incident of abuse or exploitation to a law enforcement agency is immune from a civil action or criminal prosecution if the report was made in good faith. A person who knowingly makes a false report commits a class 3 misdemeanor. The new reporting duty does not increase the professional duty of care, if any, that is owed to an at-risk elder by a mandatory reporter. The bill adds physical therapists, emergency medical service providers, chiropractors, and clergy to the list of professionals who are currently urged to report the mistreatment, self-neglect, or exploitation of an at-risk adult. These professions are also included within the new list of mandatory reporters. A person who exercises undue influence to convert or take possession of an at-risk elder's money, assets, or other property commits statutory theft. On or before January 1, 2014, the peace officers standards and training board (P.O.S.T. board) shall create and implement a training curriculum to prepare peace officers to recognize and address incidents of abuse and exploitation of at-risk elders. On and after January 1, 2015, each county sheriff and each municipal law enforcement agency of the state shall employ at least one peace officer who has successfully completed the training curriculum. The P.O.S.T. board may charge a fee to each peace officer who enrolls in the training curriculum. The amount of the fee shall not exceed the direct and indirect costs incurred by the P.O.S.T. board in providing the curriculum. On and after January 1, 2014, the state department of human services (state department) shall implement a program to generate awareness among:
* The residents of the state regarding the mistreatment, self-neglect, and exploitation of at-risk adults;
* The professionals who are urged to report the mistreatment, self-neglect, or exploitation of an at-risk adult; and
* Mandatory reporters. On or before December 31, 2016, the state department shall prepare and deliver to the joint budget committee and to the health and human services committee of the senate; the health, insurance, and environment committee of the house of representatives; and the public health care and human services committee of the house of representatives, or to any successor committee, a report concerning the implementation of mandatory reports of abuse and exploitation of at-risk elders. Under current law, for the purposes of enhanced penalties for offenses committed against at-risk adults, an at-risk adult is defined as any person 60 years of age or older or any person 18 years of age or older who is a person with a disability. The bill changes this definition to raise the minimum age of 60 years of age to 70 years of age. The bill repeals provisions concerning protection against financial exploitation of at-risk adults. The bill repeals the elder abuse task force.
Status: 1/25/2013 01/25/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/5/2013 04/05/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/10/2013 04/10/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/11/2013 04/11/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/15/2013 04/15/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/15/2013 04/15/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 House Third Reading Passed
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/10/2013 05/10/2013:12 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/10/2013 05/10/2013:09 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2013 05/10/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2013 05/16/2013 Governor action - signed
5/16/2013 05/16/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-137 Improving Medicaid Fraud Detection 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: ROBERTS
Summary: The bill directs the chief information officer of the office of information technology (office) to design and implement a medicaid fraud detection system (system) for the purpose of detecting and preventing medicaid provider and client fraud, waste, and abuse. The system designed by the chief information officer shall include industry best practices relating to fraud detection and prevention. The chief information officer shall also incorporate emerging strategies and technologies into the system as they become available. Among other data and information, the system shall utilize medicaid claims and billing data and information from providers, and state and federal agency data-matching systems. Utilizing appropriate data-sharing protocols, the bill requires state agencies to provide data and information to the office for purposes of implementing the system. The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing (state department) to collaborate with the office in the design, implementation, and operation of the system. Consistent with state and federal law concerning data sharing and medicaid records, the state department shall provide necessary data and information to the office concerning medicaid providers and clients. The state department shall participate in securing funding for the system, as such funding may be available, and shall consider various funding mechanisms for the system.
Status: 1/29/2013 01/29/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
1/29/2013 01/29/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/21/2013 03/21/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/21/2013 03/21/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/26/2013 03/26/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/27/2013 03/27/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/15/2013 04/15/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/21/2013 04/21/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/23/2013 04/23/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:12 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:14 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/24/2013 05/24/2013 Governor Action - Signed
5/25/2013 05/25/2013 Governor action - signed
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SB13-138 School Resource Officer Programs In Public Schools 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: KING
Summary: The bill defines "school resource officer" and "community partners" and expressly includes school resource officers as community partners for the purposes of school safety, readiness, and incident management. The school safety resource center is required to contract the services of a full-time grant writer and to create and provide templates and guidance to school districts and schools seeking school safety funding. The school safety resource center is also required to provide suggestions concerning training for school resource officers. The school safety resource center advisory board is increased from 13 to 14 members to reflect the addition of a school resource officer.
Status: 1/29/2013 01/29/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary + Education
2/6/2013 02/06/2013 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Education
2/13/2013 02/13/2013 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/14/2013 03/14/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/18/2013 03/18/2013 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/23/2013 04/23/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/30/2013 04/30/2013:38 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/1/2013 05/01/2013:41 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/23/2013 05/23/2013 Governor action - signed
5/23/2013 05/23/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-143 Institute Charter School Assistance Fund 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: GRANTHAM / PENISTON
Summary: Under current law, in any year in which a negative factor does not apply in calculating school finance moneys, the state charter school institute (institute) withholds 1% of the moneys due to institute charter schools. The institute deposits this amount in the institute charter school assistance fund (assistance fund) and uses it to make grants and loans to institute charter schools for capital construction and emergency purposes. The bill repeals the institute's authority to withhold this money. Under current law, the institute can retain from year-to-year in the state charter school institute fund a balance of up to 10% of the total amount allocated to institute charter schools. The bill changes the authorized balance to up to 20% of the total amount that the institute may retain for administrative purposes for the applicable budget year. But, the state charter school institute board (board) may annually adjust the percentage limit by multiplying the total pupil enrollment of institute charter schools for the applicable budget year by a per-pupil dollar amount that the board annually sets in collaboration with a council of state charter schools. Any amount that exceeds the authorized retention amount is transferred to the assistance fund at the end of the budget year. The bill prohibits the institute from retaining a balance in the assistance fund of more than $750,000 at the end of a budget year. The institute must allocate any amount that exceeds the limit to the institute charter schools on a per-pupil basis. The board may annually adjust the limit on the assistance fund end-of-year balance. The board may adjust the limit by multiplying the total pupil enrollment of institute charter schools for the applicable budget year by a per-pupil dollar amount that the board annually sets in collaboration with a council of state charter schools. Under current law, an institute charter school can apply for moneys from the assistance fund if it has a capital facility emergency or a special education funding emergency. The bill directs the board to adopt rules that define a reasonable funding emergency and allows an institute charter school to receive moneys from the assistance fund for an emergency that meets the definition.
Status: 1/29/2013 01/29/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/11/2013 02/11/2013 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/14/2013 02/14/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
2/15/2013 02/15/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/18/2013 02/18/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/4/2013 03/04/2013 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/7/2013 03/07/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 House Second Reading Passed
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/15/2013 03/15/2013:46 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/15/2013 03/15/2013:49 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/18/2013 03/18/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/22/2013 03/22/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-148 Sunset CO Youth Advisory Council 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: KEFALAS / PENISTON
Summary: Sunset Process - Health and Human Services Committee. The bill extends the Colorado youth advisory council indefinitely.
Status: 1/30/2013 01/30/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
1/30/2013 01/30/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/5/2013 04/05/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/10/2013 04/10/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/10/2013 04/10/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Legislative Council
4/26/2013 04/26/2013 House Committee on Legislative Council Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 House Third Reading Passed
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:08 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:06 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
6/5/2013 06/05/2013 Governor action - signed
6/5/2013 06/05/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-153 Sunset Farm-to-school Coordination Task Force 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: GIRON / SCHAFER
Summary: Sunset Process - Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee. The bill continues the interagency farm-to-school coordination task force indefinitely.
Status: 1/30/2013 01/30/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
2/14/2013 02/14/2013 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 House Second Reading Passed
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/15/2013 03/15/2013:05 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/15/2013 03/15/2013:07 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/18/2013 03/18/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/22/2013 03/22/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-160 Sunset Review Dental Advisory Committee 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: CROWDER / PRIMAVERA
Summary: Sunset Process - Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Under current law, there are 10 members of the dental advisory committee (committee). The bill reduces the committee to 7 members by eliminating one of 2 dentists providing dental care to seniors and one senior eligible for benefits, and by authorizing one member of the committee to represent either the department of human services or an agency that coordinates dental services to low-income seniors rather than each having a member. The bill eliminates the repeal of the committee.
Status: 2/4/2013 02/04/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/13/2013 02/13/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/19/2013 02/19/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 House Second Reading Passed
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/15/2013 03/15/2013:23 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/15/2013 03/15/2013:25 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/18/2013 03/18/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/22/2013 03/22/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-163 Sunset Review Newborn Infants Hearing Advisory Cmt 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: NEWELL / SINGER
Summary: Sunset Process - Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The bill implements the recommendation of the department of regulatory agencies, as contained in the sunset report, to continue the advisory committee on hearing in newborn infants indefinitely.
Status: 2/6/2013 02/06/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/25/2013 02/25/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
2/26/2013 02/26/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/26/2013 02/26/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/15/2013 03/15/2013 House Second Reading Passed
3/18/2013 03/18/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/22/2013 03/22/2013:00 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/22/2013 03/22/2013:03 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/25/2013 03/25/2013 Sent to the Governor
3/29/2013 03/29/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-174 Sunset Continue Food Systems Advisory Council 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: SCHWARTZ / LEBSOCK
Summary: Sunset Process - Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee. In 2010, the general assembly created the Colorado food systems advisory council (council) to foster a healthy food supply available to all Colorado residents while enhancing the state's agricultural and natural resources, encouraging economic growth, expanding the viability of agriculture, and improving the health of Colorado's communities and residents by making recommendations to the general assembly. The council is scheduled to repeal July 1, 2013. The bill continues the council indefinitely. The bill also adds 2 more members to the committee and ensures diversity among the existing members.
Status: 2/11/2013 02/11/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
2/11/2013 02/11/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
2/14/2013 02/14/2013 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/14/2013 02/14/2013 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/20/2013 02/20/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
2/21/2013 02/21/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/17/2013 04/17/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/23/2013 04/23/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/8/2013 05/08/2013:58 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/8/2013 05/08/2013:14 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/8/2013 05/08/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor action - signed
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-185 Tobacco Ed Prevention Cessation Grant Program 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: NICHOLSON
Summary: Under existing law, the department of public health and environment (department) awards grants through the tobacco education, prevention, and cessation grant program. The department uses revenue from the tobacco sales and use tax to fund the grants. The statute specifies several types of programs that are eligible for grants, including education programs and other programs related to preventing the use of tobacco products, reducing the exposure to secondhand smoke, and eliminating health disparities among segments of the population that have higher than average tobacco burdens. The bill allows the department to award grants for other activities related to these issues.
Status: 2/22/2013 02/22/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/18/2013 03/18/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/20/2013
3/20/2013 03/20/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/21/2013 03/21/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/22/2013 03/22/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/01/2013
4/1/2013 04/01/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/2/2013 04/02/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/05//2013
4/5/2013 04/05/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/10/2013
4/10/2013 04/10/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/11/2013 04/11/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/15/2013 04/15/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/16/2013 04/16/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/19/2013
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily
4/23/2013 04/23/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 5/9/2013
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SB13-190 Implementation Of Fin Report Sys Modernization 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: STEADMAN / GEROU
Summary: Joint Budget Committee. The bill authorizes the state to enter into one or more lease-purchase agreements for the implementation costs of the Colorado financial reporting system modernization project. The bill also requires the office of information technology (office) to ensure that the Colorado financial reporting system include any functionality that the legislative branch deems to be of particular importance, or promptly explain why such functionality cannot be incorporated. The office must also report to the joint budget committee regarding its progress on the project in a format and at time intervals specified by the joint budget committee in writing.
Status: 2/22/2013 02/22/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
3/14/2013 03/14/2013 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/15/2013 03/15/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/19/2013 03/19/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
3/20/2013 03/20/2013 House Second Reading Passed
3/21/2013 03/21/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/2/2013 04/02/2013:37 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/3/2013 04/03/2013 Sent to the Governor
4/3/2013 04/03/2013:39 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/4/2013 04/04/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-194 Repeal Low-income Telephone Assistance Program 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: STEADMAN / GEROU
Summary: Currently a telephone assistance program gives a state subsidy to low-income individuals for local telephone services; it is funded by a monthly charge on telephone lines and eligible wireless handsets. The bill repeals the program and the monthly fee.
Status: 2/27/2013 02/27/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/5/2013 03/05/2013 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/12/2013 03/12/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
3/19/2013 03/19/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/27/2013 03/27/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/27/2013 03/27/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 House Third Reading Passed
3/28/2013 03/28/2013:04 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/1/2013 04/01/2013:51 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/1/2013 04/01/2013 Sent to the Governor
4/1/2013 04/01/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-195 No On-line Training For Concealed Handgun Permits 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: TOCHTROP / MAY
Summary: Under current law, an applicant for a concealed handgun permit is required to demonstrate competence with a handgun. An applicant may demonstrate such competence through various means, including the submission of a training certificate showing that the applicant has completed a handgun training class. The bill provides that, for the purpose of the concealed handgun application process, a "handgun training class" does not include any firearms safety course that allows a person to complete any portion of the course:
* Via the internet or an electronic device; or
* In any location other than the physical location where the certified instructor offers the course.
Status: 2/27/2013 02/27/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/4/2013 03/04/2013 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/3/2013 04/03/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/15/2013 04/15/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 House Third Reading Passed
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:04 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:01 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/24/2013 05/24/2013 Governor Action - Signed
5/25/2013 05/25/2013 Governor action - signed
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SB13-196 Assault Weapon Responsibility Act 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: MORSE / FIELDS
Summary: The bill concerns liability for the discharge of an assault weapon. It defines an assault weapon as any firearm except:
* Handguns;
* Shotguns; and
* Bolt-action rifles. The bill establishes strict liability against a person who discharges an assault weapon for damages caused by the discharge. It creates an exception for damages occurring within a dwelling if the assault weapon was used to defend the person or others from another person who was about to use physical force against the person or another person within the dwelling. The bill establishes certain exceptions to liability for an owner of an assault weapon. The bill establishes liability for a person who owns, obtains, or possesses an assault weapon for damages caused by the discharge of the assault weapon by a third person if the person was negligent in storing the assault weapon or allowing a third party to come into possession of the assault weapon. The bill establishes liability for a seller and transferor of an assault weapon for damages caused by the discharge of the assault weapon by a third party if the person:
* Negligently entrusted the assault weapon to a third party whom the person knew or reasonably should have known might use the weapon to cause bodily injury to the third party or others; or
* Sold or transferred the assault weapon in violation of any state or federal law. The bill establishes liability for a seller, distributor, or manufacturer of an assault weapon for damages caused by the discharge of the assault weapon by a third party if the person sold or transferred the assault weapon in violation of any state or federal law. The bill requires sellers, distributors, and manufacturers to:
* Use the highest degree of care in selling, transferring, distributing, and storing assault weapons; and
* To receive information to have reasonable grounds to believe that the weapon will not be possessed by a person who may use it dangerously or unlawfully. The bill specifies that failure to do so constitutes a violation of state law. The bill repeals the statutes that prohibit certain civil actions from being brought against manufacturers of firearms and ammunition.
Status: 2/27/2013 02/27/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/4/2013 03/04/2013 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/10/2013
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SB13-197 No Firearms For Domestic Violence Offenders 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: HUDAK / MCCANN
Summary: When a court subjects a person to a protection order to prevent domestic violence or a protection order that prohibits the person from possessing or controlling firearms or other weapons, or the court convicts a person of a misdemeanor or felony domestic violence offense, the court shall require the person to relinquish any firearm or ammunition in the person's immediate possession or control or subject to the person's immediate possession or control. In the case of a person who is served in court with a protection order to prevent domestic violence, and in the case of a person who is served with a mandatory protection order prohibiting the person from possessing or controlling firearms or other weapons, the person must relinquish any firearm or ammunition within 24 hours. In the case of a person who is served outside of the court with a protection order to prevent domestic violence, the person must relinquish any firearm or ammunition within 48 hours. However, a court may allow a person up to 72 hours to comply if the person demonstrates to the satisfaction of the court that he or she is unable to comply within 24 or 48 hours, as applicable. To satisfy the requirement, the person may:
* Sell or transfer possession of the firearm or ammunition to a federally licensed firearms dealer;
* Arrange for the storage of the firearm or ammunition by a law enforcement agency; or
* Sell or transfer the firearm or ammunition to a private party; except that the person shall not transfer a firearm or ammunition to a private party unless the private party has been approved to possess or purchase a firearm pursuant to a background check of the national instant criminal background check system. If a person is unable to satisfy the requirement because he or she is incarcerated or otherwise held in the custody of a law enforcement agency, the court, as a condition of the person's sentence, shall require the person to relinquish any firearm or ammunition in the person's immediate possession or control or subject to the person's immediate possession or control before the person may be released from such incarceration or custody. If a person sells or otherwise transfers a firearm or ammunition to a private party, the person shall acquire:
* From the transferee, a written receipt acknowledging the transfer, which receipt shall be dated and signed by the person and the transferee; and
* From the licensed gun dealer who requests from the Colorado bureau of investigation a background check of the transferee, a written statement of the results of the background check. If a local law enforcement agency elects to store firearms or ammunition for a person:
* The agency may charge a fee for such storage, the amount of which shall not exceed the direct and indirect costs incurred by the agency in providing such storage; and
* The agency may establish policies for disposal of abandoned or stolen firearms or ammunition. A federally licensed firearms dealer who takes possession of a firearm or ammunition, and a law enforcement agency that stores a firearm or ammunition, shall issue a receipt to the person who transfers possession of the firearm or ammunition. Not more than 3 calendar days after relinquishing the firearm or ammunition, the person shall file a copy of the receipt with the court as proof of the relinquishment. A person who fails to timely file a receipt commits a class 2 misdemeanor. A person subject to a protection order who possesses or attempts to purchase or receive a firearm or ammunition while the protection order is in effect violates the protection order.
Status: 2/27/2013 02/27/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/4/2013 03/04/2013 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/6/2013 03/06/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/8/2013 03/08/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/11/2013 03/11/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/13/2013 03/13/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/15/2013 04/15/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
4/22/2013 04/22/2013 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments
4/23/2013 04/23/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:19 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:17 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
6/5/2013 06/05/2013 Governor action - signed
6/5/2013 06/05/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-200 Expand Medicaid Eligibility 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: AGUILAR / FERRANDINO
Summary: Under current law, moneys in the hospital provider fee cash fund may be used to increase, up to 100% of the federal poverty line (FPL), the medicaid eligibility income level for parents of children who are eligible for medicaid and for childless adults or adults without a dependent child in the home. The bill allows moneys in the hospital provider fee cash fund to be used to increase the income eligibility for parents and caretaker relatives of medicaid children from 61% to 133% of FPL and to increase the income eligibility for childless adults or adults without a dependent child to up to 133% of FPL. In addition, to implement the federal Affordable Care Act, the bill amends the optional eligibility groups in Colorado's medicaid program to increase the income eligibility levels for parents and caretaker relatives of medicaid children from 100% to 133% of FPL and for childless adults or adults without dependent children as described in federal law to 133% of FPL.
Status: 3/1/2013 03/01/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/1/2013 03/01/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/14/2013 03/14/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/14/2013 03/14/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/5/2013 04/05/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/12/2013
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/15/2013 04/15/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/15/2013 04/15/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/15/2013 04/15/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/23/2013 04/23/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/23/2013 04/23/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
4/26/2013 04/26/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Reconsider
5/10/2013 05/10/2013:43 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/10/2013 05/10/2013:41 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2013 05/10/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/13/2013 05/13/2013 Governor action - signed
5/13/2013 05/13/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-230 2013-14 Long Appropriations Bill 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: STEADMAN / LEVY
Summary: *** No bill summary available ***
Status: 3/25/2013 03/25/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
3/26/2013 03/26/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/27/2013 03/27/2013 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
4/2/2013 04/02/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/4/2013 04/04/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/5/2013 04/05/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/8/2013 04/08/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
4/10/2013 04/10/2013 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Reengrossed w/ Amendments
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Reject, Discharge and Appoint
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 Second Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Reengrossed w/ Amendments
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 House Consideration of Second Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 Senate Consideration of Second Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
4/17/2013 04/17/2013:34 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Sent to the Governor
4/18/2013 04/18/2013:51 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-232 Continue Tobacco Tax Medicaid Management Transfers 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: HODGE / GEROU
Summary: Joint Budget Committee. The prevention, early detection, and treatment fund (fund) receives moneys from cigarette and tobacco taxes. Under current law, the state treasurer transfers $2 million from the fund to the department of health care policy and financing for medicaid disease management and treatment programs, but the transfer is scheduled to expire after the 2012-13 fiscal year. The bill extends the transfer permanently by eliminating the expiration. The bill makes appropriations and adjustments to the 2013-14 long bill for the transfer for fiscal year 2013-14.
Status: 3/25/2013 03/25/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
3/26/2013 03/26/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/27/2013 03/27/2013 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
4/2/2013 04/02/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/4/2013 04/04/2013 House Second Reading Passed
4/5/2013 04/05/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/17/2013 04/17/2013:49 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Sent to the Governor
4/18/2013 04/18/2013:05 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-238 Regulation Hearing Aid Providers Sellers 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: TOCHTROP / RYDEN
Summary: Colorado has regulated hearing aid providers since 1995. The regulation and subsequent licensure of hearing aid providers has been renewed through sunset reviews as recommended by the department of regulatory agencies (department). Notwithstanding the recommendation by the department in the 2011 sunset report, the general assembly did not enact legislation to continue the licensure of hearing aid providers, and the state regulation of hearing aid providers expired on July 1, 2012. The bill:
* Authorizes the division of professions and occupations within the department to regulate hearing aid providers;
* Requires hearing aid providers to obtain a license to practice as hearing aid providers in this state and sets forth the requirements for obtaining a license;
* Establishes requirements relating to the sale and delivery of hearing aids by hearing aid providers; and
* Establishes grounds and procedures for disciplining hearing aid providers. The regulation of hearing aid providers is subject to sunset review and repeal on September 1, 2020.
Status: 3/26/2013 03/26/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/26/2013 03/26/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/26/2013 04/26/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 House Committee on Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 House Committee on Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 House Third Reading Passed
5/24/2013 05/24/2013:22 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/24/2013 05/24/2013:20 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/24/2013 05/24/2013 Sent to the Governor
6/5/2013 06/05/2013 Governor action - signed
6/5/2013 06/05/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-242 Adult Dental Benefit Medicaid 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: NICHOLSON / PRIMAVERA
Summary: The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing (state department) to design and implement a dental benefit for adults in the medicaid program. The state department shall use a collaborative stakeholder process to consider the components of the dental benefit. Additionally, the bill includes certain provisions that must be contained in any contract with an administrative service organization should the state department choose to use an administrative service organization to administer the dental benefit. The bill creates the adult dental fund. Further, the bill authorizes the treasurer to transfer principal and interest from the unclaimed property trust fund to the adult dental fund for use in implementing the dental benefit.
Status: 4/1/2013 04/01/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/1/2013 04/01/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/5/2013 04/05/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/5/2013 04/05/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/16/2013 04/16/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 House Third Reading Passed
5/10/2013 05/10/2013:31 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/10/2013 05/10/2013:29 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2013 05/10/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/11/2013 05/11/2013 Governor action - signed
5/11/2013 05/11/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-251 Driver's License & Identification Documentation 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: ULIBARRI / MELTON
Summary: The bill repeals a prohibition against issuing a driver's license or identification card to a person who is not lawfully present in the U.S. and sets documentary standards for proof of identity and residency. To be licensed, the person must prove the payment of taxes and provide, from the applicant's country of origin, a valid passport, consular identification card, or military identification. A person may provide an individual taxpayer identification number instead of a social security number. A driver's license or identification card will indicate that the holder is not a citizen of the United States.
Status: 4/1/2013 04/01/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/10/2013 04/10/2013 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/23/2013 04/23/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments
4/26/2013 04/26/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/26/2013 04/26/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Finance
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Finance
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 House Third Reading Passed
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:22 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:18 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
6/5/2013 06/05/2013 Governor action - signed
6/5/2013 06/05/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-255 Statutory Changes To Child Fatality Review Teams 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: KEFALAS / MAY
Summary: Sections 1 and 4 of the bill require county or district public health agencies to establish or arrange to be established local or regional child fatality prevention review teams operating under the purview of the department of public health and environment (local or regional review team). County or district public health agencies may collaborate to form a regional child fatality prevention review team. Section 2 revises and updates language in the legislative declaration for the Colorado department of public health and environment (CDPHE) child fatality review teams. Section 3 adds a definition of a "local or regional review team". Section 5 details the responsibility of local or regional review teams. The local or regional review teams are required to report case review findings to public and private agencies that have responsibilities for children and make prevention recommendations. The local and regional review teams shall also enter data into the web-based data-collection system utilized by CDPHE. Section 6 amends the membership of CDPHE's state-level child fatality prevention review team (CDPHE state review team) to include a member from the office of Colorado's child protection ombudsman and to make numerous currently nonvoting positions into voting positions. Section 7 of the bill tasks the CDPHE state review team with the following duties:
* To conduct an individual case-specific review of every child abuse or neglect fatality in Colorado, if a local or regional review team has not conducted such a review;
* To conduct a review of systemic child welfare issues;
* To utilize a child fatalities data-collection system;
* To collaborate with the Colorado department of human services child fatality review team (CDHS review team) to make joint recommendations for the prevention of child abuse and neglect fatalities;
* To work directly with professionals who have information regarding the cause or circumstances leading to a child's fatality;
* To administer moneys to county and district public health agencies to support local and regional review teams;
* To provide training and technical assistance to local and regional review teams regarding the facilitation of a child fatality review process, data collection, evidence-based prevention strategies, and the development of prevention recommendations, as well as strategies for convening a local or regional review team, establishing methods of notification after a child fatality, and strategies to address conflicts of interest; and
* To provide an annual data report to local and regional review teams. Sections 8 and 9 provide conforming amendments. Section 10 deals with the time frame in which the CDHS review team is required to conduct a review. Currently, the CDHS review team is required to conduct an in-depth case review after an incident of egregious abuse or neglect against a child, a near fatality, or a child fatality that involves a suspicion of abuse or neglect (incident) when the child or family has had previous involvement with the state or county within the previous 2 years. The bill changes that time frame to 3 years. The CDHS review team is given the additional duty to make annual policy recommendations that address systems involved with children and to follow up on specific system recommendations. The CDHS review team is required to make annual reports to both the public and the legislature concerning such recommendations. Current law also requires the CDHS review team to complete a draft, confidential, case-specific review report and submit the draft to any county department of social services with previous involvement with the child or family related to the incident within 30 days. That 30-day period is extended to 55 days. Language is added to ensure that any information released to the public by the CDHS review team is not contrary to the best interests of the child who is the subject of the report, or his or her siblings, is in the public's interest, and is consistent with the federal "Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Reauthorization Act of 2010".
Status: 4/9/2013 04/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/26/2013 04/26/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 House Third Reading Passed
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/10/2013 05/10/2013:55 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/10/2013 05/10/2013:53 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2013 05/10/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/14/2013 05/14/2013 Governor action - signed
5/14/2013 05/14/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-260 Financing Of Public Schools 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: HUDAK / HAMNER
Summary: The bill amends the "Public School Finance Act of 1994" (act) to modify the funding for public schools from preschool through the twelfth grade for the 2013-14 budget year, and, in some circumstances, for budget years thereafter, as follows: Statewide base per pupil funding: For the 2013-14 budget year, the statewide base per pupil funding is increased to $5,954.28 to account for a 1.9% inflation rate. Funded pupil count: Currently, a district's funded pupil count is calculated by adding the district's on-line pupil enrollment, preschool program enrollment, supplemental kindergarten enrollment, and accelerating students through concurrent enrollment (ASCENT) program pupil enrollment, all for the applicable budget year, and the greater of the district's pupil enrollment for the current budget year or an average of the district's pupil enrollment for the current budget year and the 2, 3, or 4 immediately preceding budget years. In addition, the bill specifies that, notwithstanding the calculation for determining funded pupil count, for the 2013-14 budget year and each budget year thereafter, a district's funded pupil count will not be less than 50 pupils. Negative factor: During the 2010 and 2011 legislative sessions, the general assembly amended the act for the 2010-11 budget year and budget years thereafter to reduce the amount of the annual appropriation to fund the state's share of total program funding for all school districts and the funding for institute charter schools (total program funding) to assist in stabilizing the state budget. The general assembly accomplished the reduction to each district through a calculation that resulted in a factor, called the negative factor, to be applied to each district's total program funding amount in the applicable budget year. For the 2013-14 budget year, the general assembly has determined that application of the negative factor to total program funding is necessary, but without an additional reduction in the amount of the annual appropriation to fund the state's share of total program funding. For the 2013-14 budget year, the bill increases the total program funding amount by a specified amount compared with the amount currently required in law to account for increases in student enrollment. Charter school at-risk supplemental aid: Currently, certain qualified school districts, district charter schools, and institute charter schools receive at-risk supplemental aid (aid) in addition to the at-risk funding received pursuant to the act. A portion of the funding for the aid comes from the amount recovered by the department of education (department) from school district and charter school audits. The bill eliminates this funding source for the aid and funds the aid from the state public school fund. Charter school capital construction: Currently, $6 million from the state education fund is annually appropriated for capital construction costs for all eligible districts and for all eligible institute charter schools. For the 2013-14 budget year only, the appropriation from the state education fund for charter school capital construction costs is increased to $7 million. In addition to the changes to the act, the bill modifies other provisions related to funding for public schools as follows: "READ Act" funding: During the 2012 legislative session, the general assembly enacted the "READ Act" and specified that, for the 2013-14 state fiscal year and for each state fiscal year thereafter, any interest or income, up to $16 million, earned on the investment of moneys in the public school fund in excess of $11 million, other than interest and income credited to the public school capital construction assistance fund, shall be transferred to the early literacy fund to be used for purposes of the "READ Act". The bill eliminates the provision that authorizes the early literacy fund to receive a transfer from the public school fund and, for the 2013-14 budget year and each budget year thereafter, requires the state treasurer to annually transfer $16 million from the state education fund to the early literacy fund for purposes of the "READ Act". Educator effectiveness: The great teachers and leaders fund was created to accept moneys to be used for the implementation of the state council for educator effectiveness. For the 2013-14 fiscal year, the bill requires the state treasurer to transfer $200,000 to the great teachers and leaders fund from the state education fund. "Tier B" special education funding: "Tier B" special education funding is $6,000 per child with one or more specific disabilities described in law. The department determines the percentage of children for which a district receives such funding based on the amount remaining from the appropriation for special education funding after several other special education funding requirements have been met. For the 2013-14 budget year and each budget year thereafter, the appropriation for special education is increased by $20 million and is required to be used for "Tier B" special education funding. Colorado preschool program: The Colorado preschool program (CPP) serves children from ages 3 to 5 who lack overall learning readiness due to one or more factors specified in law. For the 2013-14 budget year and each budget year thereafter, the bill increases the number of children who may participate in CPP by 3,200 for a total of 23,360 children who may participate in CPP statewide. The bill allows school districts to serve the total number of additional children eligible to participate in CPP pursuant to the bill with either a half-day or full-day of preschool through the CPP or through a full-day of kindergarten through preexisting school district full-day kindergarten programs. Expanding quality incentive program: The bill creates, in the department and within the CPP, the expanding quality incentive program (program). Through the program, an eligible school district may apply to the department for a grant to obtain a school-readiness quality rating for the district's preschool program and, based on the quality rating that the district's preschool program achieves, receive a quality improvement grant that the district must use to enhance the quality of the district's preschool program. Once every 2 years, school districts, based on the recommendation of the school district's preschool program advisory council, may apply to the department to participate in the program. A school district is eligible to participate in the program only if it has established a preschool program through the CPP that is in compliance with the requirements of the CPP and is licensed by the department of human services. School districts that contract out all or any portion of the school district's preschool program to a head start or child care agency must allow the head start or child care agency to participate in the program. A classroom that is rated with zero, one, or 2 stars will receive a quality improvement grant for 2 years to be used in furtherance of the district's quality improvement plan generated by the quality improvement rating. Each district that participates in the program must report specified information to the department after the second year in which the district receives the quality improvement grant. In addition, the department must include certain information about the program in its annual report to the general assembly regarding the CPP. The state board of education must promulgate rules to implement and operate the program. Public school fund: The bill eliminates the requirement that up to $16 million from the interest or income earned on the public school fund be used for the "READ Act" and increases the amount of interest or income earned on the investment of the moneys in the public school fund that shall be credited to the state public school fund for distribution as provided by law from $11 million to $16 million. "BEST Act": The bill excludes from the definition of "public school lands income" the income received from bonus payments between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2016, under the terms of the oil and gas development lease for the Lowry Range property entered into in March 2012. Quality teacher recruitment: The bill requires the department to contract at least one organization (vendors) to create a quality teacher recruitment program (recruitment program) for the state to recruit, select, train, and retain highly qualified teachers to teach in schools and school districts in Colorado that can demonstrate historic difficulty in recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers. The department must select a vendor that:
* Commits to working with one or more districts in the state for at least 2 years to recruit highly qualified teachers;
* Has a documented history of recruiting, training, and retaining highly qualified teachers in areas of Colorado or in other states that have had historic difficulty in recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers;
* Commits to hiring only teachers who are highly qualified pursuant to the United States department of education guidelines;
* Can demonstrate that the teachers it has worked with in the past achieve high academic growth from their students based on state achievement data or independent studies;
* Has a documented history of providing professional development for educators; and
* Commits to matching 100% of any moneys paid to the vendor through the contract. The bill requires a vendor that enters into a contract with the department to operate a recruitment program to submit a report to the department that includes specified data and performance metrics from the prior school year. In addition, the department must contract with a third party to evaluate the recruitment program and to submit a report to the department regarding the progress of the vendor based on the same specified data and performance metrics. Nationally board certified teachers: The department is required to award an annual stipend to a teacher or principal who is employed to teach in a school district, a program operated by a board of cooperative services, a district charter school, or an institute charter school, and who holds a certification from the national board for professional teaching or principal standards. The bill increases the appropriation from the state education fund for the stipends by $1,339,200.
Status: 4/9/2013 04/09/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/11/2013 04/11/2013 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/16/2013 04/16/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/19/2013 04/19/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/29/2013 04/29/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 House Third Reading Passed
5/1/2013 05/01/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/10/2013 05/10/2013:08 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/10/2013 05/10/2013:05 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2013 05/10/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/17/2013 05/17/2013 Governor Action - Signed
5/18/2013 05/18/2013 Governor action - signed
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SB13-261 Oral Health Community Programs 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: NICHOLSON / MCCANN
Summary: The bill restructures the oral health programs administered by the department of public health and environment (department) by repealing the current dental assistance and water fluoridation programs and replacing them with a consolidated oral health community grants program. Under the program, the department will award grants to communities to assist with implementing oral health strategies, including school dental sealant programs and water fluoridation systems. The bill also repeals the oversight provided by a designated group of dentists for the dental assistance program for seniors.
Status: 4/11/2013 04/11/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/11/2013 04/11/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/23/2013 04/23/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
4/24/2013 04/24/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 House Second Reading Passed
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 House Third Reading Passed
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:15 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:12 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
6/5/2013 06/05/2013 Governor action - signed
6/5/2013 06/05/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-278 Child Welfare And Drug-endangered Child Definition 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: KERR / YOUNG
Summary: The bill creates a definition of a "drug-endangered child" in the context of child abuse or neglect.
Status: 4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/18/2013 04/18/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
4/25/2013 04/25/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/30/2013 04/30/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/2/2013 05/02/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/3/2013 05/03/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed
5/6/2013 05/06/2013 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/7/2013 05/07/2013 House Third Reading Passed
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:22 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2013 05/21/2013:19 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/21/2013 05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor action - signed
5/28/2013 05/28/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SCR13-002 Colorado Health Care Cooperative 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: AGUILAR / GINAL
Summary: *** No bill summary available ***
Status: 3/27/2013 03/27/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/4/2013 04/04/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/9/2013 04/09/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/10/2013 04/10/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/11/2013 04/11/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
4/12/2013 04/12/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 1/8/2014
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SJR13-007 Community Mental Health Organizations 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: TODD / DELGROSSO & ...
Summary: *** No bill summary available ***
Status: 1/22/2013 01/22/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to
1/22/2013 01/22/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 01/24/2013
1/24/2013 01/24/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
1/24/2013 01/24/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to
1/24/2013 01/24/2013 House Third Reading Passed
1/30/2013 01/30/2013:05 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
1/30/2013 01/30/2013:32 PM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
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SJR13-012 Women's Heart Health Awareness 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: GIRON / BUCK & ...
Summary: *** No bill summary available ***
Status: 1/31/2013 01/31/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to
2/1/2013 02/01/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
2/1/2013 02/01/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to
2/1/2013 02/01/2013 House Third Reading Passed
2/5/2013 02/05/2013:59 PM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/6/2013 02/06/2013:39 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
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SJR13-024 Child Abuse Prevention Month 
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: NEWELL
Summary: *** No bill summary available ***
Status: 3/28/2013 03/28/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to
3/28/2013 03/28/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily
4/1/2013 04/01/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
4/1/2013 04/01/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to
4/1/2013 04/01/2013 House Third Reading Passed
4/4/2013 04/04/2013:53 AM 04:10 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/4/2013 04/04/2013:54 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House
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