2013 Joint Budget Committee
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HB13-1152Nursing Facility Per Diem Rates LEVY / HODGE Joint Budget Committee. The bill reduces the general fund portion of the per diem rate paid to nursing facilities commencing in the 2013-14 fiscal year and continuing in each fiscal year thereafter. Additionally, the bill repeals obsolete provisions. 05/03/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1155Correct HB12-1268 Provisions That Effect Transfers GEROU / HODGE Joint Budget Committee. House Bill 12-1268 provided for the transfer from the Colorado department of public health and environment to the division of fire prevention and control (DFPC) in the Colorado department of public safety of the functions, personnel, and property directed principally for life safety code inspections of heath care facilities. The transfer was scheduled to occur on July 1, 2013, and was expressly conditioned on the state receiving, prior to that date, a modification of its agreement with the United States department of health and human services (HHS) pursuant to section 1864 of the federal "Social Security Act" that would allow DFPC to perform those functions. However, that agreement (as modified and as further set forth in the associated operations manual) does not require modification in order for such reassignment of functions to occur. Instead, the secretary of the HHS (secretary) must merely approve of the transfer. The bill therefore makes approval from the secretary the operative event upon which the House Bill 12-1268 transfers occur. 03/14/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1179Agency & OSPB Deadlines To Submit Approp Documents LEVY / STEADMAN Joint Budget Committee. Section 1 of the bill establishes the following deadlines for a state agency to submit a budget request or a budget request amendment to the joint budget committee (JBC):
* November 1 for a budget request;
* January 2 for a budget request amendment related to most supplemental appropriation requests; and
* January 15 for stand-alone budget request amendments and budget request amendments by the department of education (DOE) related to a supplemental appropriation request for current-year enrollment changes and by the department of corrections (DOC) and the division of youth corrections in the department of human services (DYC) related to a supplemental appropriation request for current-year caseload growth. Section 1 also establishes the following deadlines for a state agency to request the JBC for a supplemental appropriation:
* January 2 for most supplemental appropriation requests; and
* January 15 for DOE to request a supplemental appropriation related to current-year enrollment changes and for DOC and DYC to each request a supplemental appropriation related to current-year caseload growth. A state agency may submit a budget request amendment or request a supplemental appropriation after these deadlines if it is based upon circumstances unknown to, and not reasonably foreseeable by, the state agency prior to the applicable deadline. These deadlines apply to the office of state planning and budgeting (OSPB) if it submits a request on behalf of a state agency. Section 2 makes conforming amendments related to OSPB's role in the submission of these appropriation-related documents. 
04/18/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1180Allocation Of Tobacco Litigation Settlement Moneys GEROU / STEADMAN 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. 
05/11/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1181Tobacco Program Cash Funds LEVY / STEADMAN 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. 
03/22/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1182Legislative Digital Policy Advisory Committee LEVY / LAMBERT 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. 
05/23/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1183Extend Conservation Easement Tax Credit Cap LEVY / LAMBERT Joint Budget Committee. Taxpayers are allowed to claim a state income tax credit for donating a conservation easement. Current law caps the total amount of credits that may be claimed by all taxpayers each year for a 3-year period. The amount of the cap is $22 million for 2011 and 2012 and $34 million for 2013. Credits that exceed the amount allowed for each year are placed on a wait list for a future year. The bill extends the cap for 2014 and later years and increases the annual amount of the cap for these years to $45 million. Clarifying amendments on the process of administering the cap are made. 05/23/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1184Supplier Database Cash Fund DURAN / HODGE Joint Budget Committee. Currently, the department of personnel operates a statewide centralized electronic procurement system (system). The state treasurer credits the fees and other moneys collected in connection with the system to the electronic procurement program account, which is created in the supplier database cash fund (fund). The bill specifies that beginning on July 1, 2013, the state treasurer shall credit the fees and other moneys collected in connection with the system to the fund. In addition, the bill requires that any moneys remaining in the electronic program procurement account on June 30, 2013, shall be transferred to the fund. Presently, the interest earned on the investment or deposit of moneys in the fund is credited to the general fund. The bill requires that such interest and all unexpended or unencumbered moneys in the fund remain in the fund rather than be credited to the general fund. 03/22/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1185Low-income Energy Assistance Transfer From Sev Tax GEROU / STEADMAN Joint Budget Committee. Current statute provides a schedule that determines when transfers to 3 funds are made in a fiscal year from the operational account of the severance tax trust fund to provide energy-related assistance to low-income households. The bill repeals that statutory section on July 1, 2013. The effect of this repeal is that the transfers for providing energy-related assistance to low-income households will then be made to all 3 funds 3 times in a fiscal year rather than each fund getting only one transfer in a fiscal year. This will help ensure that any proportional reductions that might need to occur as allowed by law are borne equally by the 3 funds throughout the fiscal year. The bill also provides a mechanism for the state treasurer to equalize the distributions for the 2012-13 state fiscal year. 03/22/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-108Mid-year School Finance Adjustments STEADMAN / GEROU Joint Budget Committee. The general assembly recognizes that increases in the funded pupil count and the number of at-risk students have increased the amount required for total program funding for the 2012-13 budget year. Decreases in the amount of property tax and specific ownership tax revenues available to school districts have also increased the amount of the state share for total program funding for the 2012-13 budget year. Based on these circumstances, the bill increases the minimum level of total program funding for the 2012-13 budget year. The bill also specifies that the minimum level of total program funding for the 2013-14 budget year and each budget year thereafter is an amount equal to the total program funding for the immediately preceding budget year adjusted by the amount necessary to increase the state average per pupil revenues by the rate of inflation. In addition, the bill clarifies that the state board of education is prohibited from designating a total number of participants in the accelerating students through concurrent enrollment (ASCENT) program in any school year that exceeds the total number of ASCENT program participants that the general assembly approved in the annual general appropriation act for the applicable fiscal year. 04/08/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-109State Agency Indirect Cost Recovery LAMBERT / DURAN 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. 
03/08/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-110Wildland Fire Cost Recovery Fund LAMBERT / LEVY Joint Budget Committee. House Bill 12-1283 established the wildland fire cost recovery fund (fund), which is administered by the division of fire prevention and control in the department of public safety to finance personnel and operating expenses associated with wildland fire suppression activities. The bill:
* Makes the fund noninterest-bearing;
* Exempts wildland fire cost recovery activities for which the fund is used from the $12 million limit imposed on advances authorized by the controller; and
* Corrects an incorrect statutory citation relating to the fund. 
02/19/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-112Cap 2012-13 School Land Revenues Transfers STEADMAN / GEROU Joint Budget Committee. The bill caps the 2012-13 state fiscal year transfer of interest and income earned on the investment of moneys in the public school fund to the state public school fund at $20 million and ensures that, for the 2012-13 state fiscal year, after the transfer for purposes of the "Building Excellent Schools Today Act" (BEST) program, the remaining interest and income earned on the investment of moneys in the permanent school fund remain in the fund and become part of the principal of the fund. The 2012-13 state fiscal year transfer from royalties and other payments for the depletion or extraction of a natural resource on public school lands to the state public school fund is capped at $27 million, and a portion of the royalties and other payments for the depletion or extraction of a natural resource on the lands are ensured to be deposited into the permanent school fund to become part of the principal of the fund for the 2012-13 state fiscal year, after transfers to specific state land board funds and the BEST program. 03/22/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-113Natural Resource Damage Recovery Fund HODGE / LEVY Joint Budget Committee. The natural resource damage recovery fund (fund) consists of moneys recovered through litigation by the state acting as the trustee of natural resources pursuant to the federal "Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980". Moneys in the fund must be used for purposes authorized by the federal act and in a manner that is consistent with a judicial order, decree, or judgment governing the use of a particular recovery. The moneys in the fund are subject to annual appropriation. Annual interest earned on the moneys in the fund related to a specific litigation settlement is used to repay loans from the hazardous substance response fund and the general fund related to the litigation. This repayment system is repealed on July 1, 2017. The bill authorizes the department of public health and environment to expend the custodial moneys in the fund without further appropriation for the existing purposes. It also permits the department to accept moneys from public or private sources for the purpose of repaying the loans to the natural resource damage recovery fund or the general fund. These payments will reduce the amount of interest from the fund that is required to be transferred to the hazardous substance response fund and the general fund. In addition, the repeal of the repayment system is delayed until July 1, 2020. 03/29/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-114Investigation & Application Fees Racing Cash Fund HODGE / LEVY Joint Budget Committee. Currently, the Colorado racing commission sets investigation and application fees for persons applying for licenses or registrations related to racing. The bill requires those fees to be credited to the racing cash fund administered by the division of racing events in the department of revenue. 03/08/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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SB13-115Waste Tire Fee Administration Cash Fund HODGE / GEROU Joint Budget Committee. The department of revenue currently collects a waste tire fee of $1.50 on the sale of each new tire. The state treasurer is required to pay the department up to 1.66% of these fees for its direct and indirect costs associated with the administration of the fee. The bill creates a cash fund for this portion of the fees that are already allocated to the department, and the general assembly is required to annually appropriate the moneys in the fund for the department's administrative expenses. 03/08/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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