Jefferson County Business Lobby

2017 Legislative Positions

HB17-1002 Child Care Expenses Income Tax Credit Extension 
Summary: Extends an existing $500 refundable tax credit for child care expenses for individuals with an AGI of $25,000 or less.
Sponsors: B. Pettersen | T. Exum / B. Martinez Humenik | J. Kefalas
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 1-14-17
Status: 1/11/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
2/27/2017 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/2/2017 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/2/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/5/2017 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/9/2017 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/9/2017 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/10/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/10/2017 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/19/2017 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/19/2017 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/22/2017 Sent to the Governor
6/2/2017 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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HB17-1009 Restore Nonessential Articles Tax Exemptions 
Summary: Restores the sales tax exemption for certain food service items.
Sponsors: K. Van Winkle
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 1-14-17
Status: 1/11/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/26/2017 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB17-1018 Extend Voter Approval Window For RTA Regional Transportation Authority Mill Levy 
Summary: Extends the date by which a Regional Transportation Authority may seek a mill levy increased from voters.
Sponsors: D. Mitsch Bush | L. Liston / B. Gardner
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 1-14-17
Status: 1/11/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
1/25/2017 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
1/30/2017 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/31/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/31/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
2/14/2017 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/17/2017 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/21/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/27/2017 Sent to the Governor
2/27/2017 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/27/2017 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/1/2017 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB17-1090 Advanced Industry Investment Tax Credit Extension 
Summary: Extends the tax credit for taxpayers investing in an advanced industry business.
Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp | J. Wilson / B. Gardner | J. Kefalas
Position: Strongly Support
Comment: Reviewed 1/30/17
Status: 1/19/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor + Finance + Appropriations
2/7/2017 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to Finance
3/1/2017 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/2/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/2/2017 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/3/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/5/2017 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/9/2017 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/9/2017 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/10/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2017 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/19/2017 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/19/2017 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/22/2017 Sent to the Governor
6/6/2017 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB17-1119 Payment Of Workers' Compensation Benefits 
Summary: Creates a fund to compensate workers injured on the job in cases where the worker's employer didn't carry Workers Comp insurance. The fund is financed from penalties on employers who fail to carry Workers Comp insurance as required by law.
Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp | L. Sias / C. Jahn | J. Tate
Position: Conditionally Support
Comment: Reviewed 1/30/17
Status: 1/20/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
3/28/2017 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Finance
4/12/2017 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/28/2017 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/28/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/1/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/4/2017 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Finance
5/5/2017 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/9/2017 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/9/2017 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/10/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2017 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/19/2017 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/19/2017 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/22/2017 Sent to the Governor
6/5/2017 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB17-1123 Extend On-premises Retail Alcohol Beverages Sales Hours 
Summary: Permits local governments to extend the hours for the on-premise sale and consumption of alcohol beyond that currently permitted by state law.
Sponsors: S. Lebsock | D. Thurlow / V. Marble
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 1/30/17
Status: 1/24/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
2/8/2017 House Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/13/2017 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/15/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/15/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/13/2017 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/16/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/24/2017 - No Amendments
3/24/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/28/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/31/2017 - No Amendments
3/31/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/07/2017 - No Amendments
4/7/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/18/2017 - No Amendments
4/7/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/13/2017 - No Amendments
4/13/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/25/2017 - No Amendments
4/13/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/21/2017 - No Amendments
4/24/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/11/2017 - No Amendments
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB17-1169 Construction Defect Litigation Builder's Right To Repair 
Summary: Permits homebuilders to inspect and repair alleged construction defects before a lawsuit is filed.
Sponsors: T. Leonard / J. Tate
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 1/30/17.
Status: 2/6/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
3/1/2017 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB17-1216 Sales And Use Tax Simplification Task Force 
Summary: Creates a task force to study and recommend proposals to simplify Colorado local sales tax system.
Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp | L. Sias / T. Neville | C. Jahn
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 3-13-17.
Status: 2/28/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
3/21/2017 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/13/2017 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/13/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/17/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/19/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/25/2017 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Legislative Council
4/28/2017 Senate Committee on Legislative Council Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/5/2017 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/9/2017 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/22/2017 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/24/2017 Sent to the Governor
5/24/2017 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/5/2017 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB17-1242 New Transportation Infrastructure Funding Revenue 
Summary: Increases the state sales tax from 2.9% to 3.52% to fund road and transit infrastructure improvements through upfront state bonding and ongoing funding to local governments.
Sponsors: D. Mitsch Bush | C. Duran / R. Baumgardner | K. Grantham
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 3-13-17.
Status: 3/8/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
3/22/2017 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Finance
3/27/2017 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/29/2017 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/30/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/31/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
3/31/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/11/2017 Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Amended to Finance
4/25/2017 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB17-1254 Noneconomic Damages Cap Wrongful Death Of Child 
Summary:

The bill eliminates the cap on noneconomic damages for the wrongful death of a minor child. The bill clarifies that, for purposes of the wrongful death statutes, 'minor child' is defined using the general statutory definition of 'minor', which is 'any person who has not attained the age of twenty-one years'.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Sponsors: K. Becker | J. Salazar / D. Kagan
Position: Oppose
Comment: Reviewed 3-27-17
Status: 3/10/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/26/2017 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/27/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/28/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/3/2017 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB17-1270 Agency Discretion Enforcing Rules Small Business 
Summary: Gives regulatory agencies the discretion waive penalties for minor paperwork-related violations.
Sponsors: P. Lawrence | T. Kraft-Tharp / D. Coram | A. Williams
Position: Support
Comment: Email vote 3-21
Status: 3/16/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
3/28/2017 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/31/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/3/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2017 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
5/9/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB17-1279 Construction Defect Actions Notice Vote Approval 
Summary: Requires a 50% majority vote of HOA members, with some exclusions, before commencement of a construction defect lawsuit.
Sponsors: A. Garnett | L. Saine / J. Tate | L. Guzman
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 3-27-17
Status: 3/17/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/19/2017 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/21/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/24/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/24/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
5/1/2017 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2017 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/4/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/15/2017 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/18/2017 Sent to the Governor
5/18/2017 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/25/2017 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB17-1290 Colorado Secure Savings Plan 
Summary:

The bill establishes the Colorado secure savings plan (plan), which is a retirement savings plan for private-sector employees in the form of an automatic enrollment payroll deduction individual retirement account. Employers with a specified number of employees in the state are required to participate in the plan, but any employer may choose to participate in the plan.

The Colorado secure savings plan board of trustees (board) is created and consists of the state controller, the director of the governor's office of state planning and budgeting, and 7 additional trustees with certain experience who are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate. The trustees on the board have a fiduciary duty to the plan's enrollees and beneficiaries and are required to:

  • Establish investment options that offer employees returns on contributions without incurring debt or liabilities to the state;
  • Establish the process for allocating investment earnings and losses to individual plan accounts on a pro rata basis;
  • Make and enter into contracts and hire staff as necessary for the administration of the plan;
  • Conduct a periodic review of the performance of any investment vendors;
  • Cause money in the Colorado secure savings plan fund (fund) to be invested with the intent to achieve cost savings through efficiencies and economies of scale;
  • Establish the process for an enrollee to contribute a portion of his or her wages to the plan for automatic deposit and establish the process by which the participating employer forwards those contributions to the plan;
  • Establish the process for enrollment in the plan including the process by which an employee can opt not to participate in the plan;
  • Accept gifts, grants, and donations from specified entities and pursue options for bank loans or a line of credit to cover the start-up costs of the plan;
  • Procure, as needed, insurance against loss in connection with the property, assets, or activities of the plan;
  • Allocate administrative fees to individual retirement accounts in the plan on a pro rata basis;
  • Set minimum and maximum contribution levels;
  • Facilitate education and outreach to employers and employees;
  • Ensure that the plan complies with all applicable state and federal laws;
  • Deposit all gifts, grants, donations, fees, and earnings from investment of moneys in the fund into the fund and pay the administrative costs and expenses for the creation, management, and operation of the plan from moneys in the fund;
  • Determine any nominal and reasonable assistance that may be provided to businesses to offset the initial costs of enrolling employees in the plan and complying with audits and plan implementation;
  • Prepare or cause to be prepared certain annual audits and annual reports regarding the plan;
  • Develop a process to ensure that employers are in compliance with the requirements of the plan and develop a penalty structure for employers who fail, without reasonable cause, to enroll employees in the plan;
  • Conduct or cause to be conducted a financial feasibility study to ensure that the plan will be self-sustaining; and
  • Conduct an analysis of relevant consumer protections available under federal law and make recommendations to the general assembly regarding additional necessary consumer protections that should be included in legislation implementing the plan.

The bill specifies the process by which the board is required to engage an investment manager to invest the assets of the plan and specifies the investment options that the board is required to create.

The bill creates the fund as a trust outside of the state treasury, specifies that the fund will include the individual retirement accounts of enrollees in the plan, and allows the board to use a certain percentage of money in the fund for the administrative expenses of the plan. The money in the fund is not property of the state and cannot be commingled with state money.

The board must design and disseminate employer and employee information packets regarding the plan and the options for employee participation in the plan to all employers that participate in the plan.

If, based on the required financial feasibility study, the board determines that the plan will be self-sustaining and would promote greater retirement savings for private-sector employees, the board must recommend to the general assembly that the plan be implemented. The board may not implement the plan unless the general assembly, acting by bill, directs the board to implement the plan.

The bill dictates the timing for the board to implement the plan, if directed to do so by the general assembly, and a time frame for employers to establish a system by which enrollees in the plan can remit payroll deduction contributions to the plan. Employers must automatically enroll employees in the plan unless an employee has opted out of participation in the plan. Enrollees may select an investment option and contribution level or use the default investment option and contribution amount established by the board.

The bill specifies that the state and employers do not have any duty or liability to any party for the payments of any retirement savings benefits accrued by any individual through the plan.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Sponsors: J. Buckner | B. Pettersen / N. Todd | K. Donovan
Position: Oppose
Comment: Reviewed 3-27-17
Status: 3/24/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
4/13/2017 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/18/2017 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/19/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/19/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/26/2017 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB17-1300 Apprentice Utilization In Public Projects 
Summary: Requires 25% of the workforce on state-funded projects to be registered apprentices, a requirement that would be very costly and difficult to meet outside of Denver and is accompanied by significant penalties.
Sponsors: A. Benavidez / D. Moreno
Position: Oppose
Comment: Reviewed 4-10-17
Status: 3/28/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
4/13/2017 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2017 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/21/2017 - No Amendments
4/21/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/24/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/24/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/1/2017 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB17-1305 Limits On Job Applicant Criminal History Inquiries 
Summary: Prohibits an employer from inquiring about the criminal history of prospective employees on an initial job application, or stating that applicants with a criminal history may not apply.
Sponsors: J. Melton | M. Foote / L. Guzman
Position: Oppose
Comment: Reviewed 4-10-17
Status: 3/29/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/13/2017 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/21/2017 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/21/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/24/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/24/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/1/2017 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB17-1307 Family And Medical Leave Insurance Program Wage Replacement 
Summary: Creates a wage replacement insurance program for employees taking family and medical leave, which is currently mandated but unpaid under federal law. Employees would pay, and employers would collect, premiums for a state fund for those taking leave. Leave requirements are significantly more generous under this bill than federal law.
Sponsors: F. Winter / D. Moreno | R. Fields
Position: Oppose
Comment: Reviewed 4-10-17
Status: 3/29/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
4/11/2017 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Finance
4/19/2017 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/25/2017 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/27/2017 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/28/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/3/2017 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB17-1356 Treat Economic Development Income Tax Credits Differently 
Summary: Permits economic development credits to be transferable.
Sponsors: C. Duran | D. Esgar / J. Tate | L. Garcia
Position:
Comment: Reviewed 5-8-17
Status: 4/24/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/26/2017 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/28/2017 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/28/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/1/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
5/4/2017 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/8/2017 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/9/2017 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/22/2017 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/24/2017 Sent to the Governor
5/24/2017 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/24/2017 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB17-001 Alleviate Fiscal Impact State Rules Small Business 
Summary: Requires a regulatory agency to waive a fine for a first-time violation of certain new regulations by a small business.
Sponsors: T. Neville / P. Neville
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 1-16-17
Status: 1/11/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
1/25/2017 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/30/2017 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
1/31/2017 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/1/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor + Appropriations
3/2/2017 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB17-002 Compulsory Review Of Rules By Each Principal Department 
Summary: Requires regulatory agencies to review its rules every three years to determine if those rules are still necessary.
Sponsors: B. Martinez Humenik / P. Lawrence
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 1-16-17
Status: 1/11/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
2/14/2017 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/6/2017 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/10/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/11/2017 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/12/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/17/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/26/2017 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB17-009 Business Personal Property Tax Exemption 
Summary: Increases the exemption for Business Personal Property Taxes from $7,300 to $21, 900 and indexes the exemption for inflation thereafter.
Sponsors: L. Crowder / T. Leonard
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 1-16-17
Status: 1/11/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/2/2017 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/11/2017 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/13/2017 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/17/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/17/2017 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
4/19/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Appropriations
5/3/2017 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB17-057 Colorado Healthcare Affordability & Sustainability Enterprise 
Summary: Creates an enterprise for the Hospital Provider Fee, freeing up state funds for transportation and supporting local hospitals.
Sponsors: L. Guzman
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 1/30/17
Status: 1/13/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
3/21/2017 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB17-156 Homeowners' Association Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timelines 
Summary: Requires consent of all owners in an HOA to approve a construction defect lawsuit and preserves alternative dispute resolution in HOA governing docs.
Sponsors: O. Hill / L. Saine | C. Wist
Position: Support
Comment:
Status: 2/1/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
2/27/2017 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/2/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/6/2017 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/7/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/20/2017 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB17-157 Construction Defect Actions Notice Vote Approval 
Summary: A worse version of the primary construction litigation reform bill supported by JCBL (SB156), this bill actually restricts the ability of developers to resolve problems and negates local ordinances designed to encourage construction of affordable multi-family housing.
Sponsors: A. Williams / J. Melton
Position: Oppose
Comment: Reviewed 2-27-17
Status: 2/17/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/13/2017 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB17-186 Reduce Regulatory Burden Rules On Businesses 
Summary: Directs regulatory agencies to craft rules that can be tailored for easier small business compliance.
Sponsors: J. Tate / P. Lawrence | T. Carver
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 2-27-17
Status: 2/14/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
2/27/2017 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Finance
3/2/2017 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/6/2017 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/10/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/11/2017 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/12/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor + Appropriations
4/27/2017 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB17-191 Market-based Interest Rates On Judgments 
Summary: Moves the statutorily-established 9% interest rate on judgments in lawsuits to a floating market-based rate.
Sponsors: J. Tate / Y. Willett | C. Wist
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 3-13-17.
Status: 2/14/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/7/2017 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/10/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/15/2017 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/16/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/21/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/19/2017 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB17-267 Sustainability Of Rural Colorado 
Summary: Designed to increase funding for rural hospitals, roads and schools, the bill implements the Hospital Provider Fee Enterprise and creates $1.5 billion in transportation bonds.
Sponsors: J. Sonnenberg | L. Guzman / J. Becker | K. Becker
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 4-10-17
Status: 3/27/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
4/11/2017 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/5/2017 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/5/2017 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/8/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
5/8/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/8/2017 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/8/2017 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/8/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 05/09/2017 - No Amendments
5/9/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/19/2017 Sent to the Governor
5/19/2017 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/19/2017 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/30/2017 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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SB17-276 Alleviate Fiscal Impact State Rules Small Business 
Summary: The third bill this session to grant a right to cure minor regulatory paperwork violations for small businesses. Regulatory agencies must waive fines for employers with less than 100 employees if the violation is remedied.
Sponsors: T. Neville / P. Neville
Position: Actively Support
Comment: Reviewed 4-10-17
Status: 3/31/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/12/2017 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/19/2017 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/20/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/26/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/4/2017 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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SB17-279 Applicability Recent Urban Renewal Legislation 
Summary: Clean up legislation to recent legislation specifying how municipal and county governments resolve differences over urban renewal tax policies.
Sponsors: B. Martinez Humenik | R. Zenzinger / M. Gray | S. Beckman
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 4-10-17
Status: 3/31/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
4/6/2017 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/11/2017 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/12/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/12/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
4/25/2017 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/27/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/18/2017 Sent to the Governor
5/18/2017 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/18/2017 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/25/2017 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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SB17-280 Extending The Economic Development Commission 
Summary: Extends the important Economic Development Commission, which oversees Colorado's many eco devo programs, until 2025.
Sponsors: J. Tate / D. Thurlow | T. Kraft-Tharp
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 4-10-17
Status: 3/31/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/5/2017 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/25/2017 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/27/2017 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/28/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
5/2/2017 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/5/2017 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/5/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/8/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/18/2017 Sent to the Governor
5/18/2017 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/18/2017 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2017 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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SB17-303 State Highway System Funding And Financing 
Summary: Finances $4 billion in transportation bonds through an increase in the specific ownership tax, diverting 10% of sales tax revenue to transportation and continuing SB228 funding.
Sponsors: J. Cooke | T. Neville / C. Wist | P. Neville
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 5-8-17
Status: 4/27/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/2/2017 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/5/2017 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/9/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over with Amendments to 05/11/2017 - Committee
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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