CSL Bill Status Report

Colorado Senior Lobby

HB15-1018 Protecting Seniors From Elder Abuse 
Comment: Strongly Support:
Responsibility: Charles Carter
Ed Shackelford
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Protecting Seniors From Elder Abuse
Sponsors: DANIELSON
Summary: Current law lists a number of persons who are required to report to law enforcement the abuse or exploitation of a person 70 years of age or older. The bill adds additional persons to the list.
Status: 01/07/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary + Public Health Care & Human Services
02/03/2015 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Public Health Care & Human Services
02/20/2015 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/10/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/13/2015 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/14/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/15/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/16/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/20/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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HB15-1029 Health Care Delivery Via Telemedicine Statewide 
Comment: Support
Governor signed
Responsibility: Jeanette Hensley
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Health Care Delivery Via Telemedicine Statewide
Sponsors: BUCK / KEFALAS
Summary: Under current law, health benefit plans issued, amended, or renewed in this state cannot require in-person health care delivery for a person covered under the plan who resides in a county with 150,000 or fewer residents if the care can be appropriately delivered through telemedicine and the county has the technology necessary for care delivery via telemedicine. Starting January 1, 2016, the bill removes the population restrictions and precludes a health benefit plan from requiring in-person care delivery when telemedicine is appropriate, regardless of the geographic location of the health care provider and the recipient of care. A provider need not demonstrate that a barrier to in-person care exists for coverage of telemedicine under a health benefit plan to apply. In addition, carriers:
* Must reimburse providers who deliver care through telemedicine on the same basis that the carrier is responsible for coverage of services delivered in person;
* Cannot charge deductible, copayment, or coinsurance amounts that are not equally imposed on all terms and services covered under the health benefit plan; and
* Cannot impose an annual or lifetime dollar maximum that applies separately to telemedicine services.
Status: 01/07/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
01/22/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/27/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
01/28/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/06/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
02/19/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/24/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/25/2015 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/26/2015 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/27/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/27/2015 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
03/02/2015 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
03/04/2015 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
03/11/2015 Sent to the Governor
03/11/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/12/2015 Sent to the Governor
03/12/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
03/20/2015 Governor Signed
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HB15-1033 Strategic Planning Group On Aging 
Comment: Strongly Support
sent to governor
Responsibility: Rich Mauro
Ed Shackelford
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Strategic Planning Group On Aging
Sponsors: PRIMAVERA / CROWDER
Summary: The bill establishes a strategic action planning group (group), appointed by the governor, to study issues related to the increasing number of Colorado residents 50 years of age and older (older adults) and to issue a comprehensive strategic action plan on aging (plan). The bill directs specific areas for the group to analyze and to make recommendations. The group shall also make two updates to the plan. The bill establishes a cash fund to receive appropriations and gifts, grants, and donations to pay for the group's work.
Status: 01/07/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
01/07/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
02/17/2015 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
02/17/2015 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/10/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/13/2015 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/14/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/15/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/17/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/17/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/22/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/22/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/24/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/24/2015 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
04/27/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/08/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/08/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/11/2015 Sent to the Governor
06/04/2015 Signed by Governor
06/04/2015 Governor Signed
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HB15-1057 The Statewide Initiative Process 
Comment: Monitor
Responsibility: Georgia Milstein
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 6 2015
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(34) in senate calendar.
Short Title: The Statewide Initiative Process
Sponsors: COURT / SONNENBERG
Summary: Under current law, the director of research of the legislative council of the general assembly (director) is required to prepare a fiscal impact statement for each initiative in the ballot information booklet (blue book). This fiscal impact statement includes an abstract. The bill requires the director to prepare an initial fiscal impact statement for each initiative submitted to the title board and to further summarize the abstract into a 2-sentence fiscal impact summary. When preparing the initial fiscal impact statement, the director is required to consider the proponents' fiscal impact estimate, which the proponents are strongly encouraged to submit along with the initiative for review and comment. The abstract from the initial fiscal impact statement must be printed at the beginning of an initiative petition section that is circulated for signatures and the fiscal impact summary must be printed on each succeeding section page. The director is also required to post the initial fiscal impact statement on legislative council staff's web site. When preparing the fiscal impact statement for the blue book, the director is permitted to update the initial fiscal impact statement. The bill also requires the designated representatives of the initiative proponents to appear at all review and comment meetings. If either designated representative fails to appear at a review and comment meeting, the initiative is considered withdrawn, but the proponents are permitted to resubmit the initiative for another review and comment meeting.
Status: 01/07/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
01/07/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/25/2015 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
03/25/2015 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
04/20/2015 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Legislative Council
04/20/2015 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Legislative Council
04/24/2015 House Committee on Legislative Council Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/29/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
05/01/2015 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
05/04/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/04/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/04/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/05/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/05/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/05/2015 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/05/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/06/2015 Senate Third Reading Lost - No Amendments
05/06/2015 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
05/06/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/13/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/18/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/18/2015 Sent to the Governor
05/18/2015 Signed into law by the Governor
05/18/2015 Governor Signed
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HB15-1100 Sales Tax Revenue To Older Coloradans Cash Fund 
Comment: Strongly Support
Responsibility: Rich Mauro
Ed Shackelford
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Sales Tax Revenue To Older Coloradans Cash Fund
Sponsors: LEBSOCK / CROWDER
Summary: The state constitution requires 85% of the net revenue from the state sales and use tax to be credited to the old age pension fund, and most of this revenue is then transferred to the general fund. The remaining 15% of the net revenue is credited to the general fund; except that $10 million is credited to the older Coloradans cash fund. Beginning with the next fiscal year, the bill increases the net revenue that is credited to the older Coloradans cash fund by $4 million, which proportionally decreases the allocation to the general fund.
Status: 01/15/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
02/18/2015 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/10/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/13/2015 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/14/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/15/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/16/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
04/28/2015 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
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HB15-1135 Terminally Ill Individuals End-of-life Decisions 
Comment: Monitor
Responsibility: Ed Shackelford
Sheila Shaffer
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Terminally Ill Individuals End-of-life Decisions
Sponsors: COURT / GUZMAN
Summary: The bill enacts the "Colorado Death with Dignity Act" (act), which authorizes an individual with a terminal illness to request, and the individual's attending physician to prescribe to the individual for self-administration by ingestion, life-ending medication intended to hasten the individual's death. The individual must:
* Be a Colorado resident;
* Be an adult who is able to make and communicate health care decisions;
* Have a terminal illness; and
* Voluntarily request life-ending medication to self-administer by ingestion. The act outlines the manner by which a terminally ill individual must request life-ending medication to self-administer by ingestion, which includes:
* A requirement to make the request orally on 2 separate occasions and by a written, signed, and witness-verified request;
* A waiting period between the oral requests, the written request, and the time the attending physician may write the prescription; and
* The individual's right to rescind the request at any time and in any manner. Any person who participates in the life-ending process, including a physician who prescribes life-ending medication to an individual with a terminal illness, is protected from civil and criminal liability and professional disciplinary action if the physician or other person acts in good-faith compliance with the requirements of the act. The attending physician is required to:
* Determine that an individual is suffering from a terminal illness, is capable, is making the request voluntarily, and is a Colorado resident;
* Inform the individual of his or her medical diagnosis and prognosis, the potential risks and probable result of taking the medication, and feasible alternatives;
* Refer the individual to a consulting physician for medical confirmation of the diagnosis, prognosis, and a determination that the patient is capable and is acting voluntarily;
* Refer the individual for counseling, if appropriate;
* Inform the individual of his or her right to rescind the request for life-ending medication at any time; and
* Document in the individual's medical record the procedures followed and related facts. The bill requires the physician to either dispense the medication directly to the patient or, with the patient's consent, contact a pharmacist about the prescription and personally deliver, mail, or electronically transmit the prescription to the pharmacist, who can dispense the medication to the patient, the patient's expressly identified agent, or the physician. A health care provider cannot discipline a physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider for actions taken in good-faith compliance with the act or for refusing to act; however, a provider that has a policy prohibiting other health care providers from participating under the act while on the provider's premises and that notifies providers of that policy may sanction a provider who violates the policy. A person who is present when a terminally ill individual self-administers by ingestion life-ending medication is not subject to criminal or civil liability for failing to prevent the patient from self-administering the medication. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, or other health care providers have no duty to participate in providing life-ending medication to a terminally ill individual. The bill specifies that life, health, or accident insurance or annuity policies cannot be affected by a terminally ill individual's request for or ingestion of medication to end his or her life. The act does not authorize a health care provider to end an individual's life by lethal injection, mercy killing, or active euthanasia and clarifies that a health care provider does not engage in those prohibited activities when he or she participates under the act to assist a terminally ill individual in obtaining life-ending medication. A person commits a class 2 felony if he or she:
* Without the permission of the terminally ill individual, willfully alters or forges a request for life-ending medication or conceals or destroys a rescission of the request; or
* Coerces or exerts undue influence on a terminally ill individual to request life-ending medication or to destroy a rescission of the request.
Status: 01/27/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
02/06/2015 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely
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HB15-1143 Tax Incentive For Home Health Care 
Comment: Support
Responsibility: Ed Shackielford
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Tax Incentive For Home Health Care
Sponsors: CONTI / CROWDER
Summary: This bill creates a five-year income tax credit for a percentage of the costs incurred by a qualifying senior for durable medical equipment, telehealth equipment, home modifications, or home health care services in each income tax year, subject to a maximum amount, in order to assist the qualifying senior with seeking health care in his or her home.
Status: 01/28/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment + Finance + Appropriations
02/26/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
03/11/2015 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
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HB15-1151 Floor For Medicaid Provider Rates 
Comment: Monitor
Responsibility:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Floor For Medicaid Provider Rates
Sponsors: RANKIN / LAMBERT
Summary: Joint Budget Committee. Current law authorizes the medical services board by rule to establish payment rates for services under medicaid. The bill requires those rates to be not less than 60% of:
* The rate for the equivalent service under medicare; or
* If there is no equivalent medicare rate, the average fair market rate for the service.
Status: 01/28/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment + Appropriations
03/12/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely
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HB15-1163 Contingent Repeal Hlth Ins Laws Aligning With ACA 
Comment: Monitor
Responsibility:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Contingent Repeal Hlth Ins Laws Aligning With ACA
Sponsors: KLINGENSCHMITT
Summary: In 2013, the general assembly enacted House Bill 13-1266 to align state health insurance laws with the requirements of the federal "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (ACA). The bill adds an automatic repeal to the following provisions in the state health insurance laws that is triggered if the comparable federal law requirement under the ACA is repealed by congress and approved by the president:
* The requirement that carriers offer health benefit plans that cover an essential health benefits package with bronze, silver, gold, and platinum levels of coverage;
* The requirement that dependant coverage under a health plan be available to a child under 26 years of age, regardless of dependency or marital status;
* The requirement that carriers issue or renew a plan to any eligible individual or small employer that agrees to pay the required premiums;
* The requirements regarding open and special enrollment periods;
* The prohibition against discriminating with respect to participation under the plan or coverage by any provider acting within the scope of his or her license;
* The requirement to offer continuation coverage to an employee who is no longer employed by the employer through whom the employee was covered under a health benefit plan;
* Fair market standards;
* Procedures for denial of benefits and internal reviews;
* The prohibition against preexisting condition exclusions;
* The requirements pertaining to grace periods for a newly insured individual to pay premiums for coverage; and
* The cap on incentives under a wellness program.
Status: 01/29/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
02/19/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely
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HB15-1179 Third Party Medicaid Payment Responsibility System 
Comment: Monitor
Responsibility:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Third Party Medicaid Payment Responsibility System
Sponsors: JOSHI
Summary: The department of health care policy and financing (department) has an enforceable right and a lien right against third parties responsible for a medicaid recipient's health care costs when the department has provided medicaid moneys for those costs. The bill creates a system through which the department can determine whether a third party has responsibility for any portion of a medicaid recipient's health care costs. The system requires the department to commence any action to recover moneys within 2 years after the date of the accident or event causing the injury to the medicaid recipient. The system does not apply to insurance policies that do not pay for bodily injury, claims for property damage or loss of use of property, claims made against accident and health policies, whether expense incurred or indemnity, and all workers' compensation claims. The system requires that prior to paying $2,000 or more on behalf of or to a claimant on a claim under a contract of insurance, every covered insurer shall exchange information with the department through a data matching process with one or more insurers using automated data exchanges that, to the maximum extent feasible, compare claimant information held by insurers with the information in the department's database of medicaid recipients. If the department determines there is a match between a medicaid recipient and an insured, the department provides a notice of lien to the insurer for the recovery of medical expense benefits. The insurer withholds the lesser of the amount of the claim payment or the full amount of the lien and remits that amount to the department. The bill requires the department to notify a recipient and his or her attorney, if represented, of actions taken under the bill and affords the recipient the right to request a hearing to remedy grievances. The bill makes any insurer, insurance claim data collection organization, and their employees, providing data or making lien payments under the bill, immune from any civil liability for providing data or making lien payments under the bill. The bill specifies that any person found to be immune under the bill is entitled to recover reasonable attorney fees and costs from the party that brought the action against the person found to be immune.
Status: 01/29/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
02/13/2015 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely
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HB15-1182 Scope Of Practice Certified Nurse Aides 
Comment: Support
Governor signed
Responsibility: Ed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Scope Of Practice Certified Nurse Aides
Sponsors: LONTINE / AGUILAR
Summary: The bill allows a certified nurse aide who is deemed competent by a registered nurse to perform the following tasks:
* Digital stimulation, insertion of a suppository, or the use of an enema to stimulate a bowel movement;
* G-tube and j-tube feedings; and
* Placement in a client's mouth of presorted medication that has been boxed or packaged by a registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse, or a pharmacist. A registered nurse who in good faith determines that a certified nurse aide is competent to perform the tasks is not liable for the actions of the certified nurse aide.
Status: 01/29/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
02/17/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/20/2015 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/23/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/24/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/25/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/03/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
03/12/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/17/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/18/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/19/2015 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
03/20/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/20/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
03/20/2015 Sent to the Governor
03/31/2015 Governor Became Law
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HB15-1211 License Reqmnts For Durable Med Equip Suppliers 
Comment: Support
governor signed
Responsibility: Ed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: License Reqmnts For Durable Med Equip Suppliers
Sponsors: YOUNG / SONNENBERG
Summary: The bill narrows the definition of "durable medical equipment (DME) supplier" and exempts persons or entities that supply or provide insulin infusion products and products as part of Medicare's national mail-order program. Current law requires a DME supplier to have a physical location within the state or within 50 miles of the state. The bill deletes this requirement and allows an applicant for a DME supplier license to instead attest that he or she is capable of selling and servicing products sold in that state on a 24-hour-per-day, 7-day-per-week basis.
Status: 02/04/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
02/26/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
03/06/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/09/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/10/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/12/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
03/18/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/19/2015 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
03/20/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/20/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/20/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
03/20/2015 Sent to the Governor
03/26/2015 Governor Signed
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HB15-1233 Respite Care Study Task Force 
Comment: Support with amendment
Responsibility: Ed Shackelford
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Respite Care Study Task Force
Sponsors: LANDGRAF / AGUILAR
Summary: The bill creates the respite care task force to study the dynamics of supply and demand with regard to respite care services in Colorado. The majority and minority leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives shall appoint 9 members to the task force, who shall serve without compensation. The department of human services is directed to provide staff support to the task force. The task force is required to submit a report to the general assembly by December 1, 2015.
Status: 02/19/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
02/19/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
03/31/2015 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
03/31/2015 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/10/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/13/2015 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/17/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/20/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/20/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/20/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/22/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/22/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/24/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/24/2015 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/27/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/30/2015 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/30/2015 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
05/08/2015 Sent to the Governor
05/11/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/13/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/14/2015 Sent to the Governor
05/29/2015 Signed by Governor
05/29/2015 Governor Signed
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HB15-1235 Colorado Retirement Security Task Force 
Comment: Support
Responsibility: Rich Mauro
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Colorado Retirement Security Task Force
Sponsors: BUCKNER / STEADMAN
Summary: The bill creates the Colorado retirement security task force (task force) in the legislative branch to study, assess, and report on the factors that affect Coloradans' ability to save for a financially secure retirement and on the feasibility of creating a retirement savings plan for private sector employees. The bill directs the task force to consider specified factors and develop certain recommendations in the course of its duties. The membership of the task force is specified. The task force must meet beginning in the 2015 legislative interim and through December 2016, as necessary, as determined by the members of the task force. The task force is required to solicit and accept input from private citizens, state and local governmental entities, and public or private organizations to assist in the work of the task force. The legislative council staff is required to provide staff support to the task force. The task force is required to submit 2 reports to the general assembly regarding the factors that affect Coloradans' ability to save for a financially secure retirement and on the feasibility of creating a retirement savings plan for private sector employees.
Status: 02/19/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
03/24/2015 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/02/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/06/2015 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/13/2015 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/16/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/17/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/20/2015 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/23/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/24/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/29/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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HB15-1242 Patient Caregiver Designation Hospital Requirement 
Comment: Support
sent to governor
Responsibility:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Patient Caregiver Designation Hospital Requirement
Sponsors: DANIELSON / AGUILAR
Summary: The bill requires each general hospital to give each patient or the patient's legal guardian the opportunity to designate a caregiver within 24 hours after the patient's admission to the hospital and prior to the patient's release from the hospital or transfer to another facility. The hospital is required to:
* Record the designation of the caregiver in the patient's medical record;
* Consult with the patient regarding the capabilities and limitations of the caregiver;
* Provide a discharge plan to the patient; and
* Provide the caregiver with instructions and training concerning the aftercare of the patient.
Status: 02/20/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
03/20/2015 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/24/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/25/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/27/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
04/08/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/13/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/14/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/15/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/22/2015 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/22/2015 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/24/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/28/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/28/2015 Sent to the Governor
05/08/2015 Governor Signed
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HB15-1264 Homeless Persons' Bill Of Rights 
Comment: Support
Responsibility:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Homeless Persons' Bill Of Rights
Sponsors: SALAZAR / KEFALAS
Summary: The bill creates the "Colorado Right to Rest Act", which establishes basic rights for persons experiencing homelessness, including, but not limited to, the right to use and move freely in public spaces without discrimination, to rest in public spaces without discrimination, to eat or accept food in any public space where food is not prohibited, to occupy a legally parked vehicle, and to have a reasonable expectation of privacy of one's property. A person whose rights have been violated may seek enforcement in a civil action, and a court may award relief and damages as appropriate. The bill does not create an obligation for a provider of services for persons experiencing homelessness to provide shelter or services when none are available.
Status: 03/04/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/15/2015 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
04/27/2015 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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HB15-1302 Assisted Living Facility Admr Continuing Ed 
Comment: Support
Responsibility: Ed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Assisted Living Facility Admr Continuing Ed
Sponsors: PRIMAVERA / MARTINEZ HUMENIK
Summary: The bill requires an operator of an assisted living facility to ensure that the administrator of the facility completes 30 hours of continuing education every 2 years. The operator must maintain records on the premises of the facility as proof of the fulfillment of the educational requirements. The department of public health and environment is required to promulgate rules concerning the educational requirements.
Status: 03/20/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
03/31/2015 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
04/14/2015 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/17/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/20/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/20/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/28/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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HB15-1374 Option To Invest TABOR Refund In State Services 
Comment: Support
Responsibility:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Option To Invest TABOR Refund In State Services
Sponsors: COURT / STEADMAN
Summary: When state revenues exceed the state fiscal year spending limit specified in the taxpayer's bill of rights (TABOR), the state is required to refund the revenues in excess of the fiscal year spending limit unless voters approve a revenue change allowing the state to keep such revenues. The general assembly has implemented mechanisms to refund revenues in excess of the state fiscal year spending limit to taxpayers, including a state sales tax refund. The bill requires the executive director of the department of revenue (executive director) to include a line on the state individual income tax return form that allows each individual taxpayer to direct the state to invest all or a portion of the taxpayer's state sales tax refund in state services. The executive director is required to include such line on the state individual income tax return form only when the amount of state revenue exceeds the state's fiscal year spending limit. In addition, the bill clarifies that an investment of all or a portion of a taxpayer's state sales tax refund in state services is included in the definition of "gift" for purposes of TABOR.
Status: 04/21/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
04/23/2015 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/24/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/24/2015 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/27/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/28/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/28/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/01/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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HB15-1376 Implement HOA Info Office Study Recommendations 
Comment: Monitor
Responsibility: Ed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Implement HOA Info Office Study Recommendations
Sponsors: RYDEN
Summary: Under House Bill 13-1134, enacted in 2013, the director of the division of real estate (director) conducted a study of the functions and duties of other states' homeowners' association (HOA) offices. The director developed a report of the resulting study entitled the "2013 Study of Comparable HOA Information and Resource Centers" (report). The bill implements the following recommendations included in the report:
* Replace the per-HOA fee paid by HOAs to fund the HOA information and resource center (center) with a per-unit fee, to be calculated by the director;
* Require the HOA information officer (officer), who is the head of the center, to develop, maintain, and publish a statewide election monitoring referral list consisting of independent contractors who can monitor HOA elections; and
* Require the officer to develop, maintain, and publish a statewide mediation services referral list consisting of independent contractors who provide mediation services on HOA matters.
Status: 04/22/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
04/28/2015 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/29/2015 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/30/2015 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/01/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/01/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/04/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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HB15-1381 Office Of Consumer Counsel Continuation 
Comment: Support
Responsibility: Ed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Office Of Consumer Counsel Continuation
Sponsors: ESGAR / GARCIA
Summary: The bill continues the office of consumer counsel for 11 years to 2026.
Status: 04/24/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
04/29/2015 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/30/2015 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/01/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/01/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/04/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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HB15-1383 Modifications Low-income Housing Tax Credit 
Comment: Support
Responsibility: Rich
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Modifications Low-income Housing Tax Credit
Sponsors: TYLER
Summary: The bill makes the following modifications to the existing Colorado low-income housing credit:
* Extends from 2 years to 5 years, through the calendar year ending December 31, 2019, the period during which the Colorado housing and finance authority may allocate low-income housing tax credits; and
* Adds provisions enabling the transfer of such income tax credits.
Status: 04/24/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/29/2015 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Finance
04/29/2015 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/01/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
05/01/2015 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/04/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/04/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/04/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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HB15-1384 Funding Affordable Housing 
Comment: Support
Responsibility: Rich
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Funding Affordable Housing
Sponsors: TYLER
Summary: Section 1 of the bill requires the state treasurer, for the 2015-16 state fiscal year and for the next 4 state fiscal years, to transmit 1/3 of the available balance in the state's unclaimed property trust fund (unclaimed property moneys) to the Colorado housing and finance authority (authority) to be deposited by the authority into the affordable housing assistance fund (fund) for the purposes of supporting new or existing programs that:
* Provide rental assistance to persons in low- or extremely low-income households across the state to enable such persons to obtain rental housing; and
* Promote the construction, acquisition, or rehabilitation of either rental housing for persons in low- or extremely low-income households across the state or owner-occupied housing for persons in low- or moderate-income households across the state. Section 2 of the bill authorizes the authority to accept the unclaimed property trust fund moneys from the state treasurer, to deposit such moneys into the fund, and to enter into an agreement with the division of housing in the department of local affairs (division) whereby the authority will partner with the division to most effectively administer the moneys in the fund to support new or existing programs that will best serve the purposes of the bill. Section 3 of the bill creates the fund in the authority. This section specifies the source of moneys to be deposited into the fund. All moneys in the fund must be expended for the purpose of supporting new or existing programs that provide rental assistance or promote the construction, acquisition, or rehabilitation of either rental housing for persons in low- or extremely low-income households or owner-occupied housing for persons in low- or moderate-income households. These programs are to be administered by the division pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement with the authority. The bill specifies the date by which the agreement is to be entered into and the contents of the agreement. The fund provisions are repealed, effective July 1, 2023. Section 4 of the bill specifies that the division is to administer all new or existing programs supported by the fund. In administering such programs, the division is required, with the approval of the state housing board, to allocate such moneys to new or existing programs as it determines in its sole administrative discretion will best satisfy the purposes of the bill with restrictions placed on the yearly allocation for rental assistance for persons in low- or extremely low-income households and for the construction, acquisition, or rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing for persons in low- or moderate-income households. The rental assistance that the division may provide includes, without limitation, the provision of rental assistance vouchers.
Status: 04/24/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/29/2015 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/30/2015 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
05/01/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/01/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/04/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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HB15-1388 SCORE Act For PERA Pension Obligation Bonds 
Comment:
Responsibility:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: SCORE Act For PERA Pension Obligation Bonds
Sponsors: PABON / HOLBERT
Summary: The state and school divisions of the public employees' retirement association (PERA) each have an unfunded accrued actuarial liability (UAAL), a shortfall in the amount of each division's assets needed, according to actuarial projections, to pay the benefits projected to be owed to each division's PERA members in the future. Current law requires state and school division employers to make amortization equalization disbursement (AED) payments and supplemental amortization equalization disbursement (SAED) payments in order to reduce and eventually eliminate the UAAL over a 30-year period. Section 3 of the bill authorizes the Colorado housing and finance authority (CHFA) to issue bonds and cause net bond proceeds to be deposited to the PERA state and school division trust funds if:
* The governor and the state treasurer have obtained an unappealable court judgment, which they are required to seek, that the issuance of bonds is constitutional; and
* The governor and the state treasurer certify that doing so will eliminate the UAALs sooner than would otherwise be the case. Section 4 of the bill creates state division and school division AED and SAED special revenue funds (special funds). If CHFA issues bonds:
* PERA must enter into a contract with CHFA under which PERA agrees to make payments to CHFA to ensure that CHFA can repay the bonds; and
* PERA must deposit AED and SAED payments that it receives into the special funds for the purpose of making payments to CHFA. Section 4 of the bill also creates an "intercept" program that allows the state treasurer to make AED and SAED payments to PERA on behalf of a school division employer that fails to make such payments and to withhold monthly payments of state total program and county-collected property taxes from the school division employer to the extent necessary to cover the AED and SAED payments. The bill also generally specifies various requirements relating to the amount of bonds that may be issued and the manner of issuance and repayment.
Status: 04/28/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
04/29/2015 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/30/2015 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
05/01/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/01/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
05/05/2015 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
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HB15-1389 Create New Hospital Provider Fee Enterprise 
Comment:
Responsibility:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Create New Hospital Provider Fee Enterprise
Sponsors: HULLINGHORST
Summary: The bill creates the health care affordability enterprise (enterprise) as a type 2 agency and government-owned business within the department of health care policy and financing (HCPF) for the purpose of charging and collecting a new hospital provider fee that replaces the existing hospital provider fee and participating in the implementation and administration of the state hospital provider fee program (program) created by the "Health Care Affordability Act of 2009" on and after July 1, 2016. The bill does not take effect if the federal centers for medicare and medicaid services determine that it does not comply with federal law. The enterprise is designated as an enterprise for purposes of the taxpayer's bill of rights (TABOR) so long as it meets TABOR requirements. The primary powers and duties of the enterprise are to:
* Charge and collect a new hospital provider fee;
* Leverage new hospital provider fee revenue collected to obtain federal matching money, working with or through HCPF and the state medical services board to the extent required by federal law or otherwise necessary; and
* Expend money from a newly created new hospital provider fee cash fund for the purposes of the program;
* Issue revenue bonds payable from its revenues;
* Enter into agreements with HCPF as necessary to collect and expend new hospital provider fee revenue;
* Engage the services of private consultants and legal counsel; and
* Adopt and amend or repeal policies for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business. The powers, duties, and functions of the existing hospital provider fee oversight and advisory board (advisory board) are transferred, by a type 3 transfer, to the enterprise on July 1, 2016, and the advisory board is abolished. The current members of the advisory board continue to serve as members of the enterprise board, and future enterprise board appointments are done in the same way as current advisory board appointments. The bill specifies that unlike hospital provider fees charged and collected by HCPF before July 1, 2016, so long as the enterprise qualifies as a TABOR-exempt enterprise, new hospital provider fee revenue does not count against either the TABOR state fiscal year spending limit or the referendum C cap, the higher statutory state fiscal year spending limit established after the voters of the state approved referendum C in 2005. The bill clarifies that termination of the authority of HCPF to charge and collect hospital provider fees and creation of a new enterprise to charge and collect a new hospital provider fee does not constitute qualification of an enterprise for purposes of TABOR or state law and therefore does not require or authorize downward adjustment of the TABOR fiscal year spending limit or the referendum C cap.
Status: 04/29/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
04/30/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/01/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/01/2015 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/04/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/05/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/05/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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SB15-001 Excess State Revenues Refund Mechanism 
Comment: Monitor
Responsibility: John Stoffel
Charles Carter
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Excess State Revenues Refund Mechanism
Sponsors: CADMAN
Summary: Current law provides 3 mechanisms for refunding state revenues in excess of the state fiscal year spending limit imposed by the taxpayer's bill of rights (TABOR) and subsequently increased by a voter-approved revenue change in 2005 (excess state revenues): An earned income tax credit; a temporary income tax rate reduction; and a state sales tax refund that is paid to taxpayers through the state income tax system in amounts based on 6 income-based tiers. For refunds of excess state revenues for fiscal year 2014-15 or any subsequent fiscal year, the bill repeals the temporary income tax rate reduction refund mechanism and replaces the 6-tier state sales tax refund mechanism with a 3-tier state sales tax refund mechanism that is similarly administered. The bill does not affect the earned income tax credit refund mechanism. The tiers of the new 3-tier state sales tax refund mechanism are annually adjusted for inflation.
Status: 01/07/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
05/04/2015 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
05/04/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/04/2015 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/05/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/05/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
05/05/2015 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
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SB15-071 Pharm Substitute Interchangeable Biological Drug 
Comment: Strongly oppose
governor signed
Responsibility: Sheila Shaffer
John Stoffel
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Pharm Substitute Interchangeable Biological Drug
Sponsors: JAHN / MCCANN
Summary: Current law permits a pharmacist to substitute an equivalent drug product for a prescribed drug if the substituted drug is the same generic drug type as the prescribed drug and the pharmacist determines that the substituted drug is therapeutically equivalent to and interchangeable with the prescribed drug. While a pharmacist may substitute chemical drugs, current law does not allow a pharmacist to substitute biological drug products. The bill allows a pharmacist to substitute a biological product if the federal food and drug administration (FDA) has determined that the biological product is interchangeable with the prescribed biological product and if the practitioner has not indicated that the prescription must be dispensed as written. Within a reasonable time after a pharmacist dispenses a biological product, the dispensing pharmacist or the pharmacist's designee must communicate to the prescribing practitioner the specific biological product dispensed to the patient, including the name of the product and manufacturer, through an electronic system. Otherwise, the communication can occur via facsimile, telephone, electronic transmission, or other prevailing means, but the pharmacist is not required to communicate with the prescribing practitioner when:
* No interchangeable biological product exists in the market; or
* The prescription is a refill that is unchanged from the prior filling. As is required with substitutions of chemical drugs:
* The pharmacy from which an interchangeable biological product is dispensed must retain a record of the substitution for at least 2 years; and
* The pharmacist substituting an interchangeable biological product for a prescribed biological product must notify the purchaser orally and in writing and may only substitute a biological product if the substituted product costs less than the prescribed biological product, unless the prescribed biological product is not in stock and the purchaser consents to the higher-priced product. The bill requires the state board of pharmacy to maintain a link on its web site to the FDA resource that identifies biological products approved as interchangeable with specific biological products.
Status: 01/14/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
01/29/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/04/2015 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
02/05/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/10/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
03/05/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/09/2015 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/10/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/19/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
03/25/2015 Sent to the Governor
04/03/2015 Governor Signed
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SB15-074 Transparency In Direct Pay Health Care Prices 
Comment: Monitor
Responsibility: Sheila Shaffer
Cheryl Dingwell
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Transparency In Direct Pay Health Care Prices
Sponsors: NEVILLE T. / JOSHI
Summary: The bill creates the "Transparency in Health Care Prices Act", which requires health care professionals and health care facilities to make available to the public the direct pay prices they assess for common health care services they provide. Health care professionals and facilities are not required to submit their direct pay prices to any government agency for review or approval. Additionally, the act prohibits health insurers and health systems from penalizing a person who pays directly for health care services. Any Colorado citizen may seek injunctive relief against the person allegedly violating the act, and the prevailing party is entitled to reasonable attorney fees and costs.
Status: 01/14/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
02/05/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/10/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
02/11/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/17/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/16/2015 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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SB15-079 Doc Recording Fee To Fund Affordable Housing 
Comment: Support
Responsibility: Rich Mauro
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Doc Recording Fee To Fund Affordable Housing
Sponsors: ULIBARRI
Summary: Section 1 of the bill raises to $2 the surcharge to be imposed by each county clerk and recorder (clerk) for each document received for recording or filing in his or her office on or after July 1, 2015. The surcharge is in addition to any other fees permitted by statute. Out of each $2 collected, the bill requires the clerk to retain one dollar to be used to defray the costs of an electronic or core filing system in accordance with existing law. The bill requires the clerk to transmit the other dollar collected to the state treasurer, who is to credit the same to the statewide affordable housing investment fund (fund). Section 2 of the bill creates the fund in the Colorado housing and finance authority (authority). The bill specifies the source of moneys to be deposited into the fund and that the authority is to administer the fund. Moneys in the fund are to be expended by the authority for the development and preservation of affordable housing on a statewide basis. Section 2 of the bill also requires the authority to submit a report, no later than June 1 of each year, specifying the use of the fund during the prior calendar year to the governor and to the senate and house finance committees.
Status: 01/14/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/11/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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SB15-080 Participation In PERA's Defined Contribution Plan 
Comment: Oppose
Responsibility: Eileen Bond
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Participation In PERA's Defined Contribution Plan
Sponsors: HILL
Summary: The public employees' retirement association (PERA) administers a defined benefit retirement plan and a defined contribution retirement plan. Currently, only specified state employees are allowed to participate in PERA's defined contribution plan. The bill allows all employees who are hired by a PERA-affiliated employer on or after January 1, 2016, to opt to participate in the defined contribution plan rather than the defined benefit plan. Newly eligible employees are given an initial period to elect to join the defined contribution plan. Thereafter, employees are subject to the existing laws governing participation and termination of membership in the defined benefit and defined contribution plans. In addition, beginning on January 1, 2016, the bill allows any employee who is a PERA member and who participates in the defined benefit plan to make a written election during the annual open enrollment period for the state employees group benefit plan to participate in PERA's defined contribution plan. The written election is irrevocable and effective the first day of the annual state employees group benefit plan year. An employee who elects to participate in the defined contribution plan is required to specify whether he or she wants to:
* Terminate future defined benefit contributions while maintaining his or her rights relative to any contributions or benefits accrued prior to such election; or
* Terminate membership in the defined benefit plan and require PERA to pay all member contributions, accrued interest on such contributions, and matching employer contributions to the defined contribution plan.
Status: 01/14/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
02/10/2015 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/13/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/17/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/17/2015 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
02/17/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/20/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Finance
03/18/2015 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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SB15-095 Manufactured Home Communities 
Comment: Monitor
Responsibility: Ed Shackelford
Sheila Shaffer
Rich Mauro
Cheryl Dingwell
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Manufactured Home Communities
Sponsors: KEFALAS / TYLER
Summary: In connection with the existing "Mobile Home Park Act" (act), sections 1 through 6 of the bill change the name of the act to the "Manufactured Home Community Act". These sections of the bill also change the names of the terms "mobile home" and "mobile home park" in the act to "manufactured home" and "manufactured home community", respectively. Sections 7 and 8 of the bill add certain functions to the division of housing within the department of local affairs for the purpose of preserving and promoting manufactured home communities and the manufactured home industry. The bill specifies the powers and duties of the division in connection with manufactured home communities. The bill requires the division to create a dispute resolution program that will provide landlords, management, and home owners with a cost-effective and time-efficient process to resolve disputes concerning alleged violations of the"Manufactured Home Community Act". This section of the bill also creates in the state treasury the manufactured home community fund. The fund is administered by the division. The bill specifies, without being exclusive, certain permitted uses of moneys from the fund.
Status: 01/14/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
02/03/2015 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
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SB15-097 Supplemental Needs Trust For Certain PERA Benefits 
Comment: Support
signed by governor
Responsibility: Eileen Bond
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Supplemental Needs Trust For Certain PERA Benefits
Sponsors: AGUILAR / LANDGRAF
Summary: Currently, retirees of the public employees' retirement association (PERA) seeking to provide for the well-being of their dependents who are disabled by naming such dependents as cobeneficiaries risk that the dependents will lose the right to needs-based government benefits as a result of such designation. Additionally, eligible survivors who are entitled to survivor benefits under the law currently risk losing the right to needs-based government benefits as a result of such entitlement. The bill allows a PERA retiree to designate a supplemental needs trust as a cobeneficiary eligible to receive a continuing benefit upon the PERA retiree's death. The bill also states that a supplemental needs trust is an eligible survivor under PERA law and able to receive PERA survivor benefits as provided under the PERA law and rules.
Status: 01/14/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
02/10/2015 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
02/13/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/18/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/19/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
02/20/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/25/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
03/12/2015 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/16/2015 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/17/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/06/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/09/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/10/2015 Sent to the Governor
04/16/2015 Governor Signed
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SB15-109 Mandatory Abuse Report For Adult With A Disability 
Comment: Oppose as amended
Support original bill with Scott Story comments
Responsibility: Ed Shackelford
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Mandatory Abuse Report For Adult With A Disability
Sponsors: GRANTHAM / YOUNG
Summary: Joint Budget Committee. Under current law, certain persons are required to report to a law enforcement agency if the person observes or has reason to believe that a person 70 years of age or older has been abused or exploited. The bill expands this requirement to also cover a person with a disability who is 18 years of age or older.
Status: 01/23/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
01/23/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
02/11/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
02/11/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
02/25/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
02/25/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/10/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/14/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/15/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/16/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
04/16/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
04/23/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
04/23/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
04/28/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/28/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/29/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/29/2015 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/30/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/01/2015 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/13/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/14/2015 Sent to the Governor
05/14/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
06/05/2015 Signed by Governor
06/05/2015 Governor Signed
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SB15-123 Patient Choose Pharmacy To Fill Prescriptions 
Comment: Monitor
Responsibility:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Patient Choose Pharmacy To Fill Prescriptions
Sponsors: CROWDER / PRIMAVERA
Summary: Pharmacy benefit management firms (PBM) that administer prescription drug benefits and carriers, under the terms of the health benefit plans offering prescription drug benefits, may require a person who is eligible for prescription drug benefits to fill a prescription drug order through either a mail-order pharmacy or another pharmacy designated by the PBM or carrier. The bill allows a covered person who receives a prescription order for a specialty drug or biological product to fill the prescription order at a network pharmacy chosen by the covered person if the covered person properly notifies the PBM or carrier. For proper notification, the covered person must include in the notice an attestation from the chosen local pharmacy that the pharmacy:
* Is able to comply with applicable state and federal laws and the requirements of the manufacturer and the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention for the particular medication; and
* Accepts the payment terms for specialty drugs and biological products provided under the applicable health benefit plan to existing network pharmacies. The PBM or carrier must pay claims for specialty drugs or biological products timely and in the same manner as it pays claims for other prescriptions. A PBM or carrier is prohibited from:
* Imposing different payment terms than those imposed when a covered person fills a prescription for a specialty drug or biological product at a mail-order or other designated pharmacy; or
* Providing an incentive for a covered person to fill a specialty drug or biological product prescription at a mail-order or other designated pharmacy. Violation of the requirements of the bill constitutes an unfair or deceptive act or practice in the business of insurance.
Status: 01/26/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
02/12/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/18/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 02/20/2015 - No Amendments
02/20/2015 Senate Second Reading Lost - No Amendments
02/20/2015 Senate Second Reading Lost with Amendments - Committee, Floor
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SB15-125 Statewide Registry For Advance Directives 
Comment: Monitor
Responsibility:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Statewide Registry For Advance Directives
Sponsors: STEADMAN
Summary: On and after January 1, 2016, the department of public health and environment (department) shall maintain a statewide registry of advance directives (registry), including an internet web site."Advance directive" means:
* A declaration as to medical treatment;
* A medical durable power of attorney;
* A directive relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
* A medical orders for scope of treatment form;
* A designated beneficiary agreement; or
* Any legal form of these types that has been properly executed in another state in accordance with the laws of that state. On or before November 1, 2015, the department shall promulgate rules to administer the registry. Each county clerk and recorder shall enter each recorded designated beneficiary agreement into the registry not later than 14 days after the designated beneficiary agreement is recorded.
Status: 01/26/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
02/09/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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SB15-137 PACE Program Flexibility For Business Entity 
Comment: Support
sent to governor
Responsibility: Ed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: PACE Program Flexibility For Business Entity
Sponsors: BALMER / DELGROSSO
Summary: Under current law, nonprofit organizations are authorized to offer the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE program). If permitted by federal law, the bill authorizes public, private, and for-profit entities, in addition to nonprofit entities, to provide the PACE program.
Status: 01/28/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
03/02/2015 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/05/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/10/2015 - No Amendments
03/10/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/11/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/16/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
04/02/2015 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/10/2015 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/13/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/14/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/15/2015 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/16/2015 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/27/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/28/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/29/2015 Sent to the Governor
05/08/2015 Governor Signed
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SB15-177 HOA Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timelines 
Comment: Oppose
Responsibility: Ed Shackelford
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: HOA Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timelines
Sponsors: SCHEFFEL / DELGROSSO
Summary: The bill states that when the governing documents of a common interest community require mediation or arbitration of a construction defect claim and the requirement is later amended or removed, mediation or arbitration is still required for a construction defect claim. These provisions are in section 2 of the bill. Section 2 also specifies that the mediation or arbitration must take place in the judicial district in which the community is located and that the arbitrator must:
* Be a neutral third party;
* Make certain disclosures before being selected; and
* Be selected as specified in the common interest community's governing documents or, if not so specified, in accordance with the uniform arbitration act. Section 1 adds definitions of key terms. Section 3 requires that before a construction defect claim is filed on behalf of the association:
* The parties must submit the matter to mediation before a neutral third party; and
* The board must give advance notice to all unit owners, together with a disclosure of the projected costs, duration, and financial impact of the construction defect claim, and must obtain the written consent of the owners of units to which at least a majority of the votes in the association are allocated. Section 4 adds to the disclosures required prior to the purchase and sale of property in a common interest community a notice that the community's governing documents may require binding arbitration of certain disputes.
Status: 02/10/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
03/18/2015 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/23/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/24/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/25/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/30/2015 - No Amendments
03/30/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 4/6/15 - No Amendments
04/06/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/10/2015 - No Amendments
04/10/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/13/2015 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/14/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/22/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/27/2015 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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SB15-178 Sunset Continue Comm'n For Deaf & Hard Of Hearing 
Comment: Support
signed by governor
Responsibility: Bob Epstein
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Sunset Continue Comm'n For Deaf & Hard Of Hearing
Sponsors: NEWELL / DANIELSON
Summary: Sunset Process - Senate Health and Human Services Committee. In accordance with the recommendation of the department of regulatory agencies contained in its sunset review, the bill continues the Colorado commission for the deaf and hard of hearing for 9 years, until 2024. In addition, the bill:
* Requires the commission to report to the general assembly annually, on or before September 1 of each year, with recommendations for administrative and legislative changes that would benefit the deaf and hard of hearing community;
* Limits the terms of commissioners to 2 consecutive 4-year terms;
* Repeals the requirement for Senate confirmation of commissioner appointments;
* Clarifies that the commission also serves persons who are deaf-blind;
* Changes the membership of the commission to add a commissioner who is deaf-blind in place of the existing position for a member of the public; and
* Makes technical changes to the commission's enabling statute to remove obsolete or conflicting language.
Status: 02/17/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
03/05/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/10/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/11/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/16/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
03/31/2015 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/06/2015 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/07/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/21/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/22/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/23/2015 Sent to the Governor
05/01/2015 Governor Signed
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SB15-192 Therapeutic Drug Selections For Long-term Care 
Comment: Monitor
Responsibility:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Therapeutic Drug Selections For Long-term Care
Sponsors: AGUILAR / JOSHI
Summary: The bill authorizes a licensed pharmacist to provide therapeutic alternate drug selections, either a therapeutic interchange selection or a therapeutically equivalent selection, as those terms are defined, to a patient if, during the patient's stay at a licensed nursing care facility or a long-term acute care hospital, the selection has been approved:
* In accordance with written guidelines and procedures for making therapeutic alternate drug selections as developed by the nursing care facility or the long-term acute care hospital; and
* By a licensed physician, a licensed physician assistant under the supervision of a licensed physician, or a licensed nurse registered as an advanced practice nurse and authorized to prescribe controlled substances or prescription drugs who has entered into a written agreement to collaborate with a licensed physician. If a licensed nursing care facility or a long-term acute care hospital has an existing quality assessment and assurance committee of which a licensed pharmacist is a member, the bill authorizes the committee to develop a facility formulary with written guidelines and procedures for making therapeutic interchange and therapeutically equivalent selections from the formulary. If a nursing care facility or a long-term acute care hospital does not have an existing quality assessment and assurance committee of which a licensed pharmacist is a member, the bill authorizes the facility to form such a committee and develop a facility formulary with written guidelines and procedures for making therapeutic interchange and therapeutically equivalent selections from the formulary.
Status: 03/03/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
03/03/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
03/12/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/12/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/17/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/18/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/23/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
03/23/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
04/16/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/16/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/20/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/21/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/22/2015 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/11/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/11/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/11/2015 Sent to the Governor
06/05/2015 Signed by Governor
06/05/2015 Governor Signed
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SB15-197 Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriptive Authority 
Comment: Monitor
sent to governor
Responsibility:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriptive Authority
Sponsors: CROWDER / FIELDS
Summary: Current law requires an advanced practice nurse to complete 1,800 hours of prescribing in a preceptorship and to complete 1,800 hours of prescribing in a mentorship in order to achieve full prescriptive authority. The bill reduces the requirement to achieve full prescriptive authority to 1,000 practice hours. Current law requires a licensed physician to mentor an advanced practice nurse. The bill allows the role of mentor to be filled by an advanced practice nurse with prescriptive authority and the same role and population focus as the applicant. Current law prescribes the applicant's interaction with the preceptor and the mentor. The bills allows synchronous remote collaboration during the mentorship. Current law requires completion of 1,800 hours in a preceptorship to obtain provisional prescriptive authority. The bill allows provisional prescriptive authority upon graduation and passage of the certification examination.
Status: 03/03/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
03/03/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
03/12/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/12/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/17/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/18/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/19/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/23/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
03/23/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
04/02/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/02/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/10/2015 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/13/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/27/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/28/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/29/2015 Sent to the Governor
05/18/2015 Signed into law by the Governor
05/18/2015 Governor Signed
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SB15-228 Medicaid Provider Rate Review 
Comment: Support
Responsibility: Bob
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Medicaid Provider Rate Review
Sponsors: STEADMAN / RANKIN
Summary: Joint Budget Committee. The bill establishes a process for the department of health care policy and financing (department) to review provider fee rates. It requires the department to establish a schedule of rates to be reviewed so that every rate is reviewed every 5 years. It authorizes out-of-cycle review of rates at the request of the joint budget committee (JBC) or the medicaid provider rate review advisory committee (committee) established pursuant to the bill. In reviewing rates, the department first conducts an analysis of the access, services, quality, and utilization of the service and provides a report to the JBC and the committee. The department then conducts a review of the report, including public meetings, with stakeholders. The department works with the office of state planning and budgeting to develop recommendations within the overall state budget. Finally, the department submits a report to the JBC on the review and its recommendations on or before November 1 of each year. The bill requires leadership in both houses to appoint members of the committee and establishes duties for the committee.
Status: 03/20/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
03/20/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
03/26/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
03/26/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/10/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/14/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/15/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/16/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/20/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
04/20/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
04/30/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/30/2015 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/01/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/01/2015 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/04/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/13/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/14/2015 Sent to the Governor
05/14/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
06/05/2015 Signed by Governor
06/05/2015 Governor Signed
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SB15-240 Funding Formula Independent Living Centers 
Comment: signed by governor
Responsibility:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Funding Formula Independent Living Centers
Sponsors: STEADMAN / YOUNG
Summary: Joint Budget Committee. The bill instructs the state department of human services to promulgate a rule for the distribution of state moneys to independent living centers.
Status: 03/27/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
03/30/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/01/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
04/02/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/06/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
04/07/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/08/2015 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/09/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/21/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/22/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/23/2015 Sent to the Governor
05/01/2015 Governor Signed
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SB15-265 Health Insurance Hospital Liens 
Comment: Support
Responsibility:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Health Insurance Hospital Liens
Sponsors: CADMAN / HULLINGHORST
Summary: The bill requires a hospital to submit charges for hospital care and services to a patient's payer of benefits, as defined in the bill, before a lien for hospital care is created.
Status: 04/09/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
04/16/2015 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/21/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/22/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/22/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
04/28/2015 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/30/2015 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
05/01/2015 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
05/04/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/04/2015 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/13/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/14/2015 Sent to the Governor
05/14/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/29/2015 Signed by Governor
05/29/2015 Governor Signed
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SB15-271 Continuation Of The Office Of Consumer Counsel 
Comment: Support with amendments
Responsibility: Ed
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 6 2015
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(10) in house calendar.
Short Title: Continuation Of The Office Of Consumer Counsel
Sponsors: SONNENBERG
Summary: The bill implements the recommendations contained in the department of regulatory agencies' sunset report on the office of consumer counsel and the utility consumers' board by:
* Continuing the office for 6 years to 2021;
* Continuing the utility consumers' board;
* Limiting the number of terms that a board member may serve to 2 consecutive terms; and
* Limiting the purview of both entities to include electric and gas service but not telephone service.
Status: 04/20/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
04/20/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
04/29/2015 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/29/2015 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/01/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/04/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/04/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
05/04/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
05/05/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
05/05/2015 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
05/05/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
05/05/2015 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
05/06/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/06/2015 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Adhere
05/07/2015 House Considered Senate Adherence - Result was to Recede
05/18/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/18/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/18/2015 Sent to the Governor
06/05/2015 Signed by Governor
06/05/2015 Governor Signed
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SB15-289 Cap Fee Increases Assisted Living Residences 
Comment:
Responsibility:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Cap Fee Increases Assisted Living Residences
Sponsors: CROWDER
Summary: Under current law, the state board of health (board) is authorized to establish a schedule of fees for health facilities, including assisted living residences, which fees must be sufficient to meet the department of public health and environment's direct and indirect costs in regulating health facilities. With regard to most department-regulated health facilities, the board cannot increase fees by more than the inflation rate. However, the inflation rate limitation does not apply to the fees assessed against assisted living residences. The bill imposes the inflation rate limitation on fees assessed against assisted living residences.
Status: 04/30/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
05/04/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Finance
05/04/2015 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/04/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/04/2015 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/05/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/05/2015 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
05/05/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
05/05/2015 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
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