ASLA - Colorado

HB15-1003 Fund Safe Routes To School Program 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Fund Safe Routes To School Program
Sponsors: TYLER / TODD
Summary: Transportation Legislation Review Committee. For the 2015-16 fiscal year, the bill requires the department of transportation to award grants under the safe routes to school program using state moneys available to the department in a total amount of at least $3 million. The required total amount is reduced by the amount of any federal moneys received by the department for the program. Under current law, the department must award at least 20% but not more than 30% of the state grant money for noninfrastructure programs.
Status: 01/07/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
04/15/2015 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/22/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/23/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/27/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/27/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/04/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

House Journal, April 16
53 HB15-1003 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
54 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
55 recommendation:
56
1 Amend printed bill, page 2, strike lines 5 through 23 and substitute:
2
3 "(3.5) (b) (I) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a) of this
4 subsection (3.5), for the state fiscal year YEARS commencing July 1, 2014,
5 AND JULY 1, 2015, all of the grants awarded must be for noninfrastructure
6 programs.
7 (II) This paragraph (b) is repealed, effective July 1, 2015 JULY 1,
8 2018.
9 (5) (a) For the fiscal year YEARS commencing July 1, 2014, AND
10 JULY 1, 2015, if the state receives federal moneys for the safe routes to
11 school program, the state general fund appropriation for the program is
12 reduced by the amount of the federal moneys received.
13 (b) This subsection (5) is repealed, effective July 1, 2015 JULY 1,
14 2018.
15 SECTION 2. Appropriation. For the 2015-16 state fiscal year,
16 $750,000 is appropriated to the department of transportation. This
17 appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the
18 department may use this appropriation to make grants under the safe
19 routes to school program. Any moneys appropriated in this section not
20 expended prior to July 1, 2016, are further appropriated to the department
21 for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 state fiscal years for the same purpose.".
22
23 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
24
25

House Journal, April 22
54 HB15-1003 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
55 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
56 recommendation:
1 Amend the Transportation & Energy Committee Report, dated April 15,
2 2015, page 1, after line 21 insert:
3
4 "Page 1 of the bill, line 101, strike "PROGRAM." and substitute
5 "PROGRAM, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN
6 APPROPRIATION.".".
7
8



HB15-1006 Invasive Phreatophyte Grant Program 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 6 2015
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(11) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Invasive Phreatophyte Grant Program
Sponsors: CORAM / SONNENBERG
Summary: Water Resources Review Committee. The bill establishes a 5-year grant program for the management of invasive phreatophytes, which are deep-rooted plants that consume water from the water table or the layer of soil just above the water table. Section 1 of the bill creates the invasive phreatophyte grant program account in the noxious weed management fund. Section 2 creates the grant program. The department of agriculture administers the grant program under its authority to manage noxious weeds. To qualify for a grant, an applicant must propose a project for the management of invasive phreatophytes that utilizes best management practices.
Status: 01/07/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources + Appropriations
01/07/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources + Appropriations
02/02/2015 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to Appropriations
02/02/2015 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/22/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Re-Refer Unamended to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
04/22/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Re-Refer Unamended to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
04/27/2015 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
04/27/2015 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
04/29/2015 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Re-Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/29/2015 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Re-Refer Amended 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 Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy + Appropriations
05/04/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/04/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy + Appropriations
05/04/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy 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
05/06/2015 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
05/12/2015 Signed into law by the Governor
05/12/2015 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, February 3
30 HB15-1006 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
31 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
32 recommendation:
33
34 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 11, strike "GENERAL FUND" and substitute
35 "SEVERANCE TAX OPERATIONAL FUND, CREATED IN SECTION 39-29-109 (2)
36 (b), C.R.S.,".
37
38 Page 3, line 4, strike "WATER." and substitute "WATER AND PROTECT THE
39 RIPARIAN HABITAT NATIVE TO EACH BASIN IN WHICH PROJECTS ARE
40 PROPOSED.".
41
42 Page 3, strike line 6 and substitute "AWARD GRANTS, GIVING PRIORITY TO
43 PROPOSED PROJECTS THAT DEMONSTRATE AN INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT
44 APPROACH TO INVASIVE PHREATOPHYTES AND ACHIEVE SPECIFIED
45 MANAGEMENT OBJECTIVES. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ALSO GIVE PRIORITY
46 TO:".
47
48 Page 3, strike lines 16 through 22.
49
50 Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.
51
52 Page 3, line 26, after "RECEIVED," insert "AND IN CONSULTATION WITH
53 THE COLORADO WATER CONSERVATION BOARD CREATED IN SECTION
54 37-60-102, C.R.S.; THE AFFECTED BASIN ROUNDTABLES OR THEIR
55 SUCCESSOR ORGANIZATIONS; LOCAL WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS;
56 AND LOCAL WATERSHED GROUPS, IF SUCH GROUPS EXIST,".
1 Page 4, line 3, strike "SECTION." and substitute "SECTION AND REQUIRE
2 THAT PROPOSED PROJECTS BE ENDORSED BY THE BASIN ROUNDTABLE OR
3 ITS SUCCESSOR ORGANIZATION IN EACH BASIN IN WHICH THE PROJECTS ARE
4 PROPOSED.".
5
6 Page 4, after line 18 insert:
7
8 "SECTION 3. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 39-29-109.3, add
9 (2) (o) as follows:
10 39-29-109.3. Severance tax operational fund - repeal.
11 (2) Subject to the requirements of subsections (3) and (4) of this section,
12 if the general assembly chooses not to spend up to one hundred percent
13 of the moneys in the operational fund as specified in subsection (1) of this
14 section, the state treasurer shall transfer the following:
15 (o) (I) TO THE INVASIVE PHREATOPHYTE MANAGEMENT GRANT
16 PROGRAM DESCRIBED IN SECTION 35-5.5-116.5, C.R.S., FOR THE FIVE
17 FISCAL YEARS COMMENCING ON JULY 1, 2015, FIVE MILLION DOLLARS.
18 (II) THIS PARAGRAPH (o) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2021.".
19
20 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
21
22

House Journal, April 29
53 HB15-1006 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be re-referred
54 to the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
55 recommendation:
56
1 Amend the Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Committee
2 Report, dated February 2, 2015, strike lines 1 through 3 and substitute:
3
4 "Amend printed bill, page 2, strike line 2 and substitute:
5
6 "SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 37-60-131".
7
8 Page 2 of the printed bill, strike lines 4 through 21 and substitute:
9
10 "37-60-131. Invasive phreatophyte control program - creation
11 - fund - repeal. (1) THE BOARD SHALL EXPEND MONEYS FROM THE
12 COLORADO WATER CONSERVATION BOARD CONSTRUCTION FUND TO
13 AWARD GRANTS UNDER THE INVASIVE PHREATOPHYTE CONTROL
14 PROGRAM, CREATED HEREIN, FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF INVASIVE".
15
16 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
17
18 Page 2 of the printed bill, line 23, strike "DEPARTMENT" and substitute
19 "BOARD".".
20
21 Page 1 of the committee report, after line 6 insert:
22
23 "Page 3 of the printed bill, line 5, strike "DEPARTMENT" and substitute
24 "BOARD".".
25
26 Page 1 of the committee report, line 10, strike "DEPARTMENT" and
27 substitute "BOARD".
28
29 Page 1 of the committee report, after line 11 insert:
30
31 "Page 3 of the printed bill, line 10, strike "DEPARTMENT" and substitute
32 "BOARD".
33
34 Page 3 of the printed bill, line 11, strike "DEPARTMENT" and substitute
35 "BOARD".".
36
37 Page 1 of the committee report, after line 13 insert:
38
39 "Page 3 of the printed bill, line 24, strike "DEPARTMENT'S" and substitute
40 "BOARD'S".
41
42 Page 3 of the printed bill, line 25, strike "DEPARTMENT," and substitute
43 "BOARD,".".
44
45 Page 1 of the committee report, strike lines 15 and 16 and substitute "THE
46 AFFECTED BASIN ROUNDTABLES OR THEIR".
47
48 Page 2 of the committee report, after line 4 insert:
49
50 "Page 4 of the printed bill, line 4, strike "DEPARTMENT" and substitute
51 "BOARD".
52
53 Page 4 of the printed bill, line 7, strike "DEPARTMENT" and substitute
54 "BOARD".
55
56 Page 4 of the printed bill, strike lines 9 and 10 and substitute: "STATE
1 TREASURER, WHO SHALL CREDIT THEM TO THE COLORADO WATER
2 CONSERVATION BOARD CONSTRUCTION FUND.".
3
4 Page 4 of the printed bill, line 11, strike "DEPARTMENT" and substitute
5 "BOARD".
6
7 Page 4 of the printed bill, strike line 16 and substitute "MARCH 1, 2018,
8 THE BOARD SHALL PROVIDE THE COMMITTEES A".
9
10 Page 4 of the printed bill, line 18, strike "2021." and substitute "2018.".".
11
12 Page 2 of the committee report, strike lines 13 through 15 and substitute:
13
14 "(o) (I) TO THE COLORADO WATER CONSERVATION BOARD
15 CONSTRUCTION FUND FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INVASIVE
16 PHREATOPHYTE CONTROL PROGRAM CREATED IN SECTION 37-60-131,
17 C.R.S., FOR THE TWO FISCAL YEARS COMMENCING ON JULY 1, 2015, TWO
18 MILLION DOLLARS; EXCEPT THAT, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING ON
19 JULY 1, 2016, THE STATE TREASURER SHALL NOT TRANSFER ANY MONEYS
20 TO THE COLORADO WATER CONSERVATION BOARD CONSTRUCTION FUND
21 UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH (o) IF THE PROPORTIONAL REDUCTION SET FORTH
22 IN PARAGRAPH (b) OF SUBSECTION (4) OF THIS SECTION IS TRIGGERED FOR
23 THE OTHER TRANSFERS LISTED IN THIS SUBSECTION (2).".
24
25 Page 2 of the committee report, line 16, strike "2021."." and substitute
26 "2018.".".
27
28

House Journal, May 1
13 HB15-1006 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
14 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
15 recommendation:
16
17 Amend printed bill, page 4, before line 19 insert:
18
19 "SECTION 3. Appropriation. For the 2015-16 state fiscal year,
20 $2,000,000 is appropriated to the department of natural resources for use
21 by the Colorado water conservation board. This appropriation is from the
22 Colorado water conservation board construction fund created in section
23 37-60-121 (1) (a), C.R.S. The Colorado water conservation board may
24 use this appropriation to implement this act.".
25
26 Renumber succeed section accordingly.
27
28 Page 1, line 102, strike "PHREATOPHYTES." and substitute
29 "PHREATOPHYTES, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN
30 APPROPRIATION.".
31
32



HB15-1065 Regulatory Reform Act Of 2015 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Regulatory Reform Act Of 2015
Sponsors: SZABO / NEVILLE T.
Summary: The bill enacts the "Regulatory Reform Act of 2015". Section 2 makes legislative declarations about the importance of businesses with 100 or fewer employees to the Colorado economy and the difficulty these types of businesses have in complying with new administrative rules that are not known or understood by these businesses. Section 3 defines "new rule" as any regulatory requirement in existence for less than one year prior to its enforcement by a state agency, and "minor violation" as any violation of a new rule by a business of 100 or fewer employees where the violation is minor in nature, involving record-keeping and issues that do not affect the safety of the public or workers. Section 2 provides exceptions from the definition of "minor violation" for certain types of rules. For the first minor violation of a new rule by a business of 100 or fewer employees, section 4 of the bill requires a state agency to issue a written warning and engage the business in educational outreach as to the methods of complying with the new rule. Section 3 requires state agencies to make information on new rules available and allows this information to be made available in electronic form.
Status: 01/09/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Appropriations
03/30/2015 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

HB15-1096 Small Business Definition 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Small Business Definition
Sponsors: ROUPE
Summary: The bill creates a general definition of the term "small business" for purposes of Colorado law to apply in situations where a more specific definition does not exist in the statutes. The definition of "small business" created by the bill would not apply to any situation involving a state program where it is necessary for a state entity to use a different definition of small business or to apply different standards to the criteria governing eligibility for assistance to businesses resulting from conditions on the use of public or private moneys.
Status: 01/14/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
02/03/2015 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

HB15-1197 Indemnity In Public Construction Contracts 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Indemnity In Public Construction Contracts
Sponsors: TATE / JAHN
Summary: Currently, public entities in construction-related contracts are prohibited from being indemnified for the public entity's own negligence. The bill clarifies this provision by specifying that:
* It also applies to a design contract and to an obligation to pay for the defense of the public entity;
* The contractor's obligation is limited to the amount of negligence attributable to the contractor and its agents, representatives, subcontractors, and suppliers; and
* The obligation only arises when the amount of its liability for the losses of the third party are adjudicated.
Status: 02/02/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
02/26/2015 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/06/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/09/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/12/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
03/23/2015 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/26/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/27/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/30/2015 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/01/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/02/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/02/2015 Sent to the Governor
04/10/2015 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, February 27
11 HB15-1197 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
12 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
13 recommendation:
14
15 Amend printed bill, page 2, strike lines 20 and 21 and substitute "from
16 that public entity's own negligence then such covenant, promise,
17 agreement, or combination thereof is void as against public policy and".
18
19 Page 3, line 1, strike "insurance." and substitute "insurance, OR
20 INSURANCE POLICIES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE DEFENSE, INDEMNIFICATION,
21 OR HOLDING HARMLESS OF PUBLIC ENTITIES.".
22
23 Page 3, line 17, strike "ADJUDICATED." and substitute "DETERMINED BY
24 ADJUDICATION OR BY ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION BETWEEN THE
25 INDEMNITY OBLIGOR AND OBLIGEE.".
26
27

House Journal, March 6
12 Amendment No. 1, Judiciary Report, dated February 26, 2015, and placed
13 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, February 27,
14 2015.
15
16 Amendment No. 2, moved by Representative(s) Tate.
17
18 Amend the Judiciary Committee Report, dated February 26, 2015, page
19 1, strike line 8, and substitute "ADJUDICATION, ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE
20 RESOLUTION, OR OTHERWISE RESOLVED BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT
21 BETWEEN THE".
22
23 Amendment No. 3, moved by Representative(s) Tate.
24
25 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 17, strike "TO THE THIRD PARTY".
26
27 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
28 Reading and Final Passage.
29

Senate Journal, March 24
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB15-1197 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent
Calendar.


Amend reengrossed bill, page 3, line 2, strike "ENTITIES." and substitute
"ENTITIES".

Page 3, line 12, strike "AND" and substitute "OR".

Page 3, line 16, strike "THE" and substitute "IF THE INDEMNITY OBLIGOR
IS A PERSON OR ENTITY PROVIDING ARCHITECTURAL, ENGINEERING,
SURVEYING, OR OTHER DESIGN SERVICES, THEN THE".



HB15-1259 Residential Precipitation Collection Rain Barrels 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Residential Precipitation Collection Rain Barrels
Sponsors: ESGAR / MERRIFIELD
Summary: Section 1 of the bill allows the collection of precipitation from a residential rooftop if:
* A maximum of 2 rain barrels with a combined storage capacity of 100 gallons or less are used;
* Precipitation is collected from the rooftop of a building that is used primarily as a single-family residence or a multi-family residence with 4 or fewer units;
* The collected precipitation is used on the residential property on which the precipitation is collected; and
* The collected precipitation is applied to outdoor purposes such as lawn irrigation and gardening. Section 1 of the bill also requires the state engineer, to the extent practicable within existing resources, to provide information on the permitted use of rain barrels on the state engineer's web site. Section 2 requires the department of public health and environment, to the extent practicable within existing resources, to develop best practices for nonpotable usage of collected precipitation and vector control and to post any best practices developed on the department's web site. Section 3 prevents a homeowners' association from prohibiting a unit owner from using rain barrels for precipitation collection.
Status: 03/04/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
03/16/2015 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/20/2015 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
03/23/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/25/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
04/16/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Lay Over Amended
05/05/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/05/2015 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 05/07/2015 - No Amendments
Amendments:

House Journal, March 20
34 Amendment No. 1, by Representative(s) Duran.
35
36 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 4, after "HUNDRED" insert "TEN".
37
38 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
39 Reading and Final Passage.
40

Senate Journal, May 5
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB15-1259 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 4, line 27, after "(j)" insert "(I)".

Page 5, line 2, after "C.R.S." add "THIS PARAGRAPH (j) DOES NOT CONFER
UPON A RESIDENT OF A COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY THE RIGHT TO
PLACE A RAIN BARREL ON PROPERTY OR TO CONNECT A RAIN BARREL TO
ANY PROPERTY THAT IS:
(A) LEASED, EXCEPT WITH PERMISSION OF THE LESSOR;
(B) A COMMON ELEMENT OR A LIMITED COMMON ELEMENT OF A
COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY;
(C) MAINTAINED BY THE UNIT OWNERS' ASSOCIATION FOR A
COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY; OR
(D) ATTACHED TO ONE OR MORE OTHER UNITS, EXCEPT WITH
PERMISSION OF THE OWNERS OF THE OTHER UNITS.
(II) A COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY MAY IMPOSE REASONABLE
AESTHETIC REQUIREMENTS THAT GOVERN THE PLACEMENT OR EXTERNAL
APPEARANCE OF A RAIN BARREL.".



SB15-008 Promote Water Conservation In Land Use Planning 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Promote Water Conservation In Land Use Planning
Sponsors: ROBERTS / VIGIL
Summary: Water Resources Review Committee. The bill directs the Colorado water conservation board (CWCB), in consultation with the division of planning in the department of local affairs (DOLA), to:
* Develop and provide free training programs, on a recurring basis, for local government water use, water demand, and land use planners regarding best management practices for water demand management and water conservation; and
* Make recommendations regarding how to better integrate water demand management and conservation planning into land use planning, including, as appropriate, legislative, regulatory, and guidance or policy recommendations. The CWCB and the Colorado water resources and power development authority, in determining whether to render financial assistance to a local governmental water supply entity, must consider whether the entity's planners, if it has any, have taken the training and are actively applying it in their planning decisions.
Status: 01/07/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
01/14/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
02/13/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations 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 Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
02/24/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/27/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources + Appropriations
03/16/2015 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to Appropriations
03/27/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/30/2015 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/31/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/16/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/17/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/23/2015 Sent to the Governor
05/01/2015 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 20
SB15-008 by Senator(s) Roberts, Hodge, Jones; also Representative(s) Vigil, Coram, Mitsch Bush--
Concerning the promotion of water conservation in the land use planning process.

Amendment No. 1, Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, January 15, page(s) 48 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2, Appropriations Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, February 13, page(s) 257 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 3(L.004), by Senator Roberts.

Amend the corrected Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy
Committee Report, dated January 14, 2015, page 1, strike lines 18
through 20 and substitute:

"(f) (I) BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR WATER DEMAND
MANAGEMENT, WATER EFFICIENCY, AND WATER CONSERVATION THAT
MAY BE IMPLEMENTED THROUGH LAND USE PLANNING EFFORTS.".

Page 2, after line 2 insert:

"Page 3 of the bill, line 10, strike "MANAGEMENT" and substitute
"MANAGEMENT, WATER EFFICIENCY,".".

As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the calendar for third reading and final
passage.




SB15-022 Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program
Sponsors: ROBERTS
Summary: Wildfire Matters Review Committee. In 2013, the general assembly created the wildfire risk reduction grant program, funded through the wildfire risk reduction fund. An initial transfer of $9,800,000 was made from the general fund to the wildfire risk reduction fund as a result of that legislation. Section 4 of the bill directs the state treasurer to make a similar transfer, effective July 1, 2015. Sections 1 and 3 change terminology to broaden references to hazardous fuels from "forest" to "wild land vegetation" and specify methods of manipulation or removal of fuel. Section 2:
* Encourages grant applicants to utilize the labor of veterans participating in a unit or program recognized by the Colorado state forest service that employs veterans in wildfire mitigation activities; and
* Removes the requirement for grant applicants to specify the location of projects in relation to United States forest service (USFS) projects using USFS maps.
Status: 01/07/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
01/07/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
01/15/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/15/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/17/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/21/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/22/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/23/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/24/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
04/24/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
04/29/2015 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/29/2015 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources 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
05/08/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/08/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/08/2015 Sent to the Governor
05/12/2015 Signed into law by the Governor
05/12/2015 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, April 17
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB15-022 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 4, strike lines 22 through 27.

Page 5, strike lines 1 through 5 and substitute:

"SECTION 4. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 39-29-109.3, add
(2) (o) as follows:
39-29-109.3. Severance tax operational fund - repeal.
(2) Subject to the requirements of subsections (3) and (4) of this section,
if the general assembly chooses not to spend up to one hundred percent
of the moneys in the operational fund as specified in subsection (1) of
this section, the state treasurer shall transfer the following:
(o) (I) TO THE WILDFIRE RISK REDUCTION FUND CREATED IN
SECTION 36-7-405, C.R.S., FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING ON JULY
1, 2015, ONE MILLION DOLLARS.
(II) THIS PARAGRAPH (o) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017.".



SB15-031 Reciprocity To Practice Occupation Or Profession 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Reciprocity To Practice Occupation Or Profession
Sponsors: HILL
Summary: Current law allows a military spouse to practice an occupation or profession during the person's first year of residence in Colorado if the person is authorized to practice in another state, there is no basis to disqualify the person from practice, and the person consents to the jurisdiction of the disciplinary authority of the appropriate agency. The bill expands this practice to all persons during their first year of residence in Colorado.
Status: 01/07/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
01/28/2015 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

SB15-091 Reduce Statute Of Limitations Construction Defects 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Reduce Statute Of Limitations Construction Defects
Sponsors: SCOTT
Summary: The bill reduces the maximum statutory limitation period for an action against an architect, contractor, builder or builder vendor, engineer, or inspector performing or furnishing the design, planning, supervision, inspection, construction, or observation of construction of any improvement to real property from 8 years to 4 years.
Status: 01/14/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/16/2015 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/19/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/20/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
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 03/31/2015 - 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 4/6/2015 - No Amendments
04/06/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/09/2015 - No Amendments
04/09/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/10/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/13/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/22/2015 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

Senate Journal, March 17
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB15-091 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 2, strike line 3 and substitute "(1) (a) and (2);
and add (1.5) as follows:".

Page 2, line 6, strike "Notwithstanding" and substitute "Notwithstanding
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (1.5) OF THIS SECTION,
NOTWITHSTANDING".

Page 2, line 12, strike "six".

Page 2, line 13, strike "THREE" and substitute "six".

Page 2, strike lines 15 through 19 and substitute:

"(1.5) (a) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF SUBSECTION (1)
OF THIS SECTION TO THE CONTRARY, ALL ACTIONS AGAINST ANY
ARCHITECT, CONTRACTOR, BUILDER OR BUILDER VENDOR, ENGINEER, OR
INSPECTOR PERFORMING OR FURNISHING THE DESIGN, PLANNING,
SUPERVISION, INSPECTION, CONSTRUCTION, OR OBSERVATION OF
CONSTRUCTION OF ANY IMPROVEMENT TO SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED
RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY SHALL BE BROUGHT WITHIN THE TIME
PROVIDED IN SECTION 13-80-102 AFTER THE CLAIM FOR RELIEF ARISES,
AND NOT THEREAFTER, BUT IN NO CASE SHALL SUCH AN ACTION BE
BROUGHT MORE THAN FIVE YEARS AFTER THE SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION
OF THE IMPROVEMENT TO THE REAL PROPERTY, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN
SUBSECTION (2) OF THIS SECTION.
(b) IF A CAUSE OF ACTION SUBJECT TO THIS SUBSECTION (1.5)
ARISES DURING THE FOURTH OR FIFTH YEAR AFTER SUBSTANTIAL
COMPLETION OF THE IMPROVEMENT TO SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED
RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY, THE ACTION MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN
ONE YEAR AFTER THE DATE UPON WHICH THE CAUSE OF ACTION ARISES.
(2) EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (1.5) OF THIS SECTION,
in case any such cause of action arises during the fifth or sixth year after
substantial completion of the improvement to real property, said action
shall be brought within one year after the date upon which the cause of
action arises.".



SB15-114 No County Eminent Domain Open Space 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: No County Eminent Domain Open Space
Sponsors: CROWDER
Summary: The bill prohibits a county government from either:
* Acquiring by condemnation property located within its territorial boundaries for the purpose of parks, recreation, open space, conservation, preservation of views or scenic vistas, or for similar purposes; or
* Providing funding, in whole or in part, to any other public or private party for the acquisition by condemnation of property located within its territorial boundaries for the purpose of parks, recreation, open space, conservation, preservation of views or scenic vistas, or for similar purposes.
Status: 01/26/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
02/10/2015 Senate Committee on Local Government Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
02/17/2015 Senate Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

SB15-119 Sunset Pesticide Applicators 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 6 2015
(2) in senate calendar.
Wednesday, May 6 2015
CONSIDERATION OF CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
(1) in house calendar.
Short Title: Sunset Pesticide Applicators
Sponsors: SONNENBERG / BECKER K.
Summary: Sunset Process - Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the sunset review and report on the regulation of pesticide applicators by the department of agriculture by:
* Extending the repeal date of the regulatory program until September 1, 2024 (sections 1 and 2 of the bill);
* Adding a representative of the agricultural sector affected by the federal pesticide worker protection standard and a representative of organic farmers to the pesticide advisory committee (section 3);
* Reducing the period for which private applicators must maintain records from 3 years to 2 years in keeping with applicable federal requirements (section 4); and
* Measuring the deadline for licensing applications by when the application is received rather than by when it is postmarked (sections 5 and 6).
Status: 01/26/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
01/26/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
02/05/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended to Finance
02/05/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended to Finance
02/12/2015 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/18/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/19/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/24/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
02/24/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
04/22/2015 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/22/2015 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/23/2015 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/27/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/28/2015 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/29/2015 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
05/04/2015 First Conference Committee Result was to Committee Recessed
05/06/2015 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
05/06/2015 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
05/06/2015 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - 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
05/19/2015 Signed into law by Governor
05/19/2015 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, April 23
24 SB15-119 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
25 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
26 recommendation:
27
28 Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, line 3, strike "(55) (j)" and substitute
29 "(53.5) (h)".
30
31 Page 2, line 12, strike "(55)" and substitute "(53.5)".
32
33 Page 2, line 13, strike "2024:" and substitute "2022:".
34
35 Page 2, line 14, strike "(j)" and substitute "(h)".
36
37 Page 3, line 3, strike "2024," and substitute "2022,".
38
39 Page 3, strike lines 13 through 27.
40
41 Page 4, strike lines 1 through 3.
42
43 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
44
45 Page 5, after line 14 insert:
46
10947 "SECTION 6. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend 35-10-
48 as follows:
49 35-10-109. Limited commercial and public applicators - no
50 business license required - training -rules. (1) No A business license
51 shall be IS NOT required for limited commercial or public applicators;
52 except that the commissioner shall require such applicators that apply
53 restricted-use pesticides to register with the department. The
54 commissioner shall determine the form and manner of the registration, as
55 well as the amount of any administrative fees associated with such THE
56 registration. A limited commercial or public applicator may register
1 voluntarily, regardless of whether such THE applicator applies
2 restricted-use pesticides, by submitting a request in the form and manner
3 specified by the commissioner.
4 (2) (a) A PUBLIC APPLICATOR SHALL NOT ALLOW A PERSON
5 WORKING FOR IT TO APPLY A GENERAL-USE PESTICIDE THAT HAS BEEN
6 LISTED BY THE COMMISSIONER BY RULE UNLESS THE PERSON HAS BEEN
7 TRAINED IN THE CORE ELEMENTS OF PESTICIDE USE AS REQUIRED BY THE
8 COMMISSIONER BY RULE. THE PUBLIC APPLICATOR SHALL MAINTAIN A
9 RECORD OF THE TRAINING AS SPECIFIED BY THE COMMISSIONER BY RULE.
10 (b) THE OWNER OR DESIGNEE OF A LIMITED COMMERCIAL
11 APPLICATOR MUST BE TRAINED IN THE CORE ELEMENTS OF PESTICIDE USE
12 AS REQUIRED BY THE COMMISSIONER BY RULE BEFORE APPLYING A
13 GENERAL-USE PESTICIDE THAT HAS BEEN LISTED BY THE COMMISSIONER
14 BY RULE. THE LIMITED COMMERCIAL APPLICATOR SHALL MAINTAIN A
15 RECORD OF THE TRAINING AS SPECIFIED BY THE COMMISSIONER BY RULE.
16 SECTION 7. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend 35-10-124 as
17 follows:
18 35-10-124. Information. (1) The commissioner, in cooperation
19 with other agencies of this state or the federal government, may publish
20 information pertaining to the use and handling of pesticides and conduct
21 workshops for the purpose of informing the pesticide applicators of new
22 developments in the field of pesticides.
23 (2) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE INTERNET ACCESS TO
24 FINALIZED ENFORCEMENT ACTION INFORMATION TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
25 CONSISTING OF, AT A MINIMUM, THE NAME OF THE VIOLATOR, DATE OF THE
26 ACTION, CITY OR COUNTY IN WHICH THE VIOLATION OCCURRED, NEAREST
27 MAJOR INTERSECTION OF ROADS TO WHERE THE VIOLATION OCCURRED,
28 AND FINAL ENFORCEMENT DISPOSITION. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
29 PUBLISH THE INFORMATION IN A FORM AND MANNER DESIGNATED BY THE
30 COMMISSIONER WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE FINAL DISPOSITION.
31 SECTION 8. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 35-10-125, amend
32 (1), (2) introductory portion, (2) (f), (2) (h), and (2) (i); and add (2) (j),
33 (2) (k), and (2) (l) as follows:
34 35-10-125. Advisory committee - sunset review. (1) The state
35 agricultural commission created by section 35-1-105 shall appoint an
36 advisory committee of eleven FIFTEEN members to ADVISE THE
37 COMMISSIONER ON AGRICULTURAL, HUMAN HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL,
38 WILDLIFE, WORKER SAFETY, AND OTHER MATTERS REGARDING THE USE OF
39 PESTICIDES IN COLORADO AND TO assist the commissioner in
40 promulgating rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this
41 article.
42 (2) The committee shall consist IS A STATE PUBLIC BODY, AS THAT
43 TERM IS DEFINED IN SECTION 24-6-402 (1) (d), C.R.S., AND CONSISTS of
44 the following members:
45 (f) Two representatives from public applicators registered under
46 this article, each of whom shall MUST be an elected official or a designee
47 thereof, AND AT LEAST ONE OF WHOM MUST BE TRAINED IN INTEGRATED
48 PEST MANAGEMENT;
49 (h) A representative TWO REPRESENTATIVES from the Colorado
50 department of public health and environment, and BOTH OF WHOM HAVE
51 EXPERTISE IN EITHER:
52 (I) HUMAN HEALTH WITH RESPECT TO TOXICOLOGY, PEST-RELATED
53 DISEASE VECTORS, AND EPIDEMIOLOGY;
54 (II) HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND FOOD SAFETY;
55 (III) AIR POLLUTION AND HAZARDOUS PESTICIDE AIR POLLUTANTS;
56 OR
1 (IV) WATER POLLUTION AND AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES;
2 (i) Two representatives from the general public, one of whom is
3 actively engaged in URBAN agricultural production;
4 (j) A MEMBER OF A STATE OR NATIONAL APIARY OR BEEKEEPER
5 ASSOCIATION WHO IS CURRENTLY ACTIVE IN APIARY MANAGEMENT AND
6 WHO IS EITHER AN ELECTED OFFICIAL OF OR A DESIGNEE OF THE
7 ASSOCIATION;
8 (k) A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR WHO IS
9 A WORKER, AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN 40 CFR 170.3; AND
10 (l) A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR WHO IS
11 ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN ORGANIC AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION.".
12
13 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
14
15



SB15-180 Regulatory Reform Act 2015 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Regulatory Reform Act 2015
Sponsors: NEVILLE T. / NEVILLE P.
Summary: The bill enacts the "Regulatory Reform Act of 2015". Section 2 makes a legislative declaration about the importance of businesses with 100 or fewer employees to the Colorado economy and acknowledges the difficulty these types of businesses have in complying with new administrative rules that are not known or understood by these businesses. Section 3 defines "new rule" as any regulatory requirement in existence for less than one year prior to its enforcement by a state agency, and "minor violation" as any violation of a new rule by a business of 100 or fewer employees where the violation is minor in nature, involving record-keeping and issues that do not affect the safety of the public or workers. Section 3 provides exceptions from the definition of "minor violation" for certain types of rules. For the first minor violation of a new rule by a business of 100 or fewer employees, section 4 of the bill requires a state agency to issue a written warning and engage the business in educational outreach as to the methods of complying with the new rule. Section 4 requires state agencies to make information on new rules available and allows this information to be made available in electronic form.
Status: 02/17/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
03/09/2015 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/12/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/16/2015 - No Amendments
03/16/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/17/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/20/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/30/2015 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

SB15-270 Create The Office Of State Architect 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Create The Office Of State Architect
Sponsors: LAMBERT / RANKIN
Summary: Joint Budget Committee. The bill statutorily creates the office of the state architect (office) within the department of personnel (department). The bill makes conforming amendments to replace the office as the responsible party for duties attributed in current law to the department. The office is already managing these responsibilities in practice. The bill adds a new responsibility to the office for statewide planning. With respect to the planning responsibilities, the office must:
* Work with the office of state planning and budgeting and the Colorado commission on higher education to develop and establish criteria for recommending capital construction projects;
* Review and make recommendations to the office of state planning and budgeting regarding all capital construction budget requests and supplemental budget requests submitted by a state agency;
* Review and make recommendations to the office of state planning and budgeting regarding all capital construction budget requests and supplemental budget requests of a state institution of higher education received after the Colorado commission of higher education's review and approval as specified in current law;
* Review each state agency's operational master plan and approve each state agency's facilities master plans, facilities program plans, and 5-year plans;
* Provide the capital development committee with a report regarding the approved facilities master plans, facilities program plans, and 5-year plans of each state agency and state institution of higher education;
* Develop, after consultation with the office of state planning and budgeting, standards for the preparation of current facilities master plans coordinated with operational master plans, and facility program plans coordinated with operational program plans for each state agency, except state institutions of higher education;
* Coordinate the preparation and maintenance of long-range master plans that recommend executive and legislative actions for achieving desired state objectives and that include recommended methods for evaluation. The bill makes clear that the acquisition of a capital asset or a capital construction project for any state agency or state institution of higher education may not be authorized unless the facilities program plan has been approved by the state architect. The bill also clarifies that it is the policy of the General Assembly to only appropriate funds for capital construction projects if such projects have been approved by the office. The bill also specifies that the office of state planning and budgeting's plan for capital construction expenditures must consider recommendations made by the office.
Status: 04/20/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned 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
04/27/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
04/29/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended 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
05/18/2015 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
Amendments:

Senate Journal, April 24
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB15-270 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend printed bill page 4, line 12, strike "BUDGETING" and substitute
"BUDGETING,".

Page 4, line 13, strike "AND" and strike "EDUCATION" and substitute
"EDUCATION, THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AND A
REPRESENTATIVE FROM A STATE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION".

Page 4, line 18, strike "OR BY A STATE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER
EDUCATION".

Page 4, line 20, strike "1310," insert "1310 AND MADE BY STATE
INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AS PROVIDED TO THE OFFICE BY THE
DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AS REQUIRED IN SECTION
24-30-1310,".

Page 4, line 26, strike "OR STATE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER".

Page 4, line 27, strike "EDUCATION'S".

Page 5, line 3, after the period add "IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE
COLORADO COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION WILL HAVE PREVIOUSLY
MADE A DETERMINATION THAT A STATE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER
EDUCATION'S CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION OR CAPITAL RENEWAL PROJECT IS
INCLUDED IN THE INSTITUTION'S FACILITY PROGRAM PLAN AS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 23-1-106, C.R.S.".

Page 15, line 26, strike "OFFICE FOR REVIEW." and substitute "OFFICE.".

Page 16, strike lines 18 through 21.

Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.

Page 16, line 26, strike "AGENCY AND STATE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER
EDUCATION." and substitute "AGENCY.".

Page 17, after line 16 insert:

"(7) IT IS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S INTENT THAT THE OFFICE
CONSULT WITH ALL STAKEHOLDERS IN ESTABLISHING NEW PROCEDURES
RELATED TO ITS STATEWIDE PLANNING FUNCTIONS AND THAT THE
CURRENT PROCESS FOR REVIEW OF ANY CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION OR
CAPITAL RENEWAL REQUEST FOR STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER
EDUCATION, ASIDE FROM THE CHANGES SET FORTH IN SENATE BILL
15-270, REMAIN THE SAME.".

Page 18, line 23, after "C.R.S." insert "OR BY THE COLORADO
COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 23-1-106,
C.R.S.".

Page 30, after line 11 insert:

"SECTION 23. Appropriation - adjustment to 2015 long bill.
(1) To implement this act, the general fund appropriation made in the
annual general appropriation act for the 2015-16 state fiscal year to the
department of personnel for statewide planning services in the office of
the state architect is decreased by $105,531.
(2) For the 2015-16 state fiscal year, $105,531 is appropriated to
the department of personnel for use by the office of the state architect.
This appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the
office of the state architect may use this appropriation as follows:
(a) $99,878 for personal services, which amount is based on an
assumption that the office of the state architect will require an additional
1.0 FTE; and
(b) $5,653 for operating expenses.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 1, line 103, strike "RESPONSIBILITIES." and substitute
"RESPONSIBILITIES AND MAKING AND REDUCING AN APPROPRIATION.".

House Journal, April 29
43 SB15-270 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
44 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
45 recommendation:
46
47 Amend reengrossed bill, page 4, strike lines 22 through 24 and substitute
48 "OFFICE AS SPECIFIED IN SECTION".
49
50 Page 5, line 7, strike "IT IS".
51
52 Page 5, strike lines 8 through 12.
53
54 Page 15, line 22, strike "(I)".
55
56 Page 16, strike lines 1 through 8.
1 Page 16, line 12, strike "AND THE DEPARTMENT".
2
3 Page 16, line 13, strike "OF HIGHER EDUCATION".
4
5 Page 28, line 2, strike "ARCHITECT." and substitute "ARCHITECT FOR
6 STATE AGENCIES, AND RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE COLORADO
7 COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION FOR STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER
8 EDUCATION.".
9
10