2013 Administrative Affairs
Bill # Short TitleSponsorsBill SummaryMost Recent StatusCalendar NotificationNews Links
HB13-1048Deadly Force Against Intruder At A Business EVERETT / GRANTHAM The bill extends the right to use deadly force against an intruder under certain conditions to include owners, managers, and employees of businesses. 02/04/2013 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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SB13-023Increase Damages Caps Under CGIA CADMAN Currently, the "Colorado Governmental Immunity Act" (act) sets as a maximum amount that may be recovered by a person suing a public entity or public employee for loss or injury caused by the entity or employee in any single occurrence, whether from one or more public entities and public employees:
* For any injury to one person in any single occurrence, the sum of $150,000; and
* For an injury to 2 or more persons in any single occurrence, the sum of $600,000, and, in such circumstances, the act prohibits any single person from recovering in excess of $150,000. To ensure these limitations on damages reflect the effects of inflation since the specific limitations were last increased by the general assembly, the bill increases the damages limitation for any injury to one person in any single occurrence to $478,000. For an injury to 2 or more persons in any single occurrence, the bill increases the damages limitation to $990,000 and further specifies that, in such circumstances, a single person is precluded from recovering in excess of $478,000. The bill further provides that the increased damages amounts are:
* Exclusive of interest awarded; and
* Adjusted for inflation every 4 years. The bill requires the attorney general to make this required adjustment on an every 4-year basis commencing January 1, 2018, to certify the amount of the adjustment, and to publish the amount of the adjustment on the attorney general's web site. 
04/19/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-028Track Utility Data High Performance State Building JONES / TYLER For all state-assisted facilities that complete the design process on or after July 1, 2013, each state agency is required to monitor, track, and verify utility vendor bill data pertaining to the state-assisted facility and annually report to the office of the state architect any necessary information used to ensure that the increased initial costs of the substantial renovation, design, or new construction, including the time value of money, to achieve the highest performance certification attainable are recouped. A state agency may use a commercial utility tracking software for this purpose. The annual report must include information related to building performance based on the state-assisted facility's utility consumption. State-assisted facilities that have achieved the highest performance certification attainable and completed the design process prior to July 1, 2013, are strongly encouraged to monitor, track, and verify utility vendor bill data pertaining to such state-assisted facility to ensure that the increased initial costs to achieve the highest performance certification attainable are recouped. 03/22/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-054Underage Person Alcohol Consumption Parent Consent BROPHY / PRIOLA Current law prohibits a person under 21 years of age (underage person) from possessing or consuming alcohol unless:
* The underage person is legally present on private property with the knowledge and consent of the property owner; and
* The parent or legal guardian of the underage person is present on the property and consents to the possession or consumption by the underage person. Additionally, an underage person may possess or consume alcohol for religious, educational, or medical purposes. The "Colorado Liquor Code" also prohibits a person from selling, serving, or delivering an alcohol beverage to an underage person. The bill permits a restaurant or other establishment licensed to sell alcohol for on-premises consumption to serve, and an underage person to consume on the licensed premises, an alcohol beverage if the underage person's parent or legal guardian who is at least 21 years of age purchases the alcohol beverage for the underage person and accompanies the underage person while he or she is consuming the alcohol beverage. If the licensed establishment reasonably relies on documentation or other representation of the parent or legal guardian relationship, and the person purchasing the alcohol beverages is not, in fact, the parent or legal guardian of the underage person, that reliance and alcohol beverage sale is not grounds for revocation or suspension of the establishment's liquor license. 
01/30/2013 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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SB13-071Student ID Number For Adult Education Programs HUDAK / FIELDS Educational Success Task Force. The bill requires the commissioner of education to assign a unique student identifier for each person enrolled in an adult basic education program or high school equivalency certificate (GED) program, if the person has not previously been assigned a state-assigned student identifier in Colorado. The department shall retain records of the state-assigned student identifiers for persons enrolled in adult basic education programs or GED programs. 04/19/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-140No Federal Laws Concerning Colorado Firearms MARBLE / SAINE An employee, agent, or agency of the state, including but not limited to a peace officer, shall not enforce or attempt to enforce any statute, rule, regulation, order, action, or act of the United States government that relates to a firearm, ammunition, ammunition magazine, or firearm accessory that:
* Is manufactured commercially or privately within Colorado; and
* Remains exclusively within the borders of Colorado. A statute, rule, or regulation of the United States government that becomes effective on or after January 1, 2013, shall be unenforceable within the borders of Colorado if the statute, rule, or regulation purports to:
* Ban or restrict ownership of a semi-automatic firearm or ammunition magazine;
* Require any firearm, ammunition magazine, or firearm accessory to be registered in any manner;
* Restrict a Colorado resident from purchasing any firearm from a licensed firearms dealer or a private seller in another state; or
* Restrict a resident from another state who visits Colorado from purchasing or possessing any firearm. The attorney general may defend a resident of Colorado who is prosecuted by the United States government for a violation of federal law relating to the manufacture, transfer, or possession of a firearm, an ammunition magazine, ammunition, or a firearm accessory if the firearm, ammunition magazine, ammunition, or firearm accessory at issue:
* Was manufactured commercially or privately within Colorado or purchased from any licensed firearms dealer or private party in Colorado or in another state; and
* Remained exclusively within the borders of Colorado. An employee or agent of the United States government who enforces or attempts to enforce a statute, rule, regulation, order, action, or act of the United States government commits a class 1 misdemeanor if the statute, rule, or regulation relates to a firearm, ammunition, ammunition magazine, or firearm accessory that:
* Is manufactured commercially or privately within Colorado; and
* Remains exclusively within the borders of Colorado. 
04/01/2013 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
NOT ON CALENDARColorado GOP bill would nullify possible federal gun limits