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HB18-1001 FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program
Sponsors: F. Winter (D) | M. Gray (D) / K. Donovan (D) | R. Fields (D)
Summary:

The bill creates the family and medical leave insurance (FAMLI) program in the division of family and medical leave insurance (division) in the department of labor and employment to provide partial wage-replacement benefits to an eligible individual who takes leave from work to care for a new child or a family member with a serious health condition or who is unable to work due to the individual's own serious health condition.

Each employee in the state will pay a premium determined by the director of the division by rule, which premium is based on a percentage of the employee's yearly wages and must not initially exceed .99%. The premiums are deposited into the family and medical leave insurance fund from which family and medical leave benefits are paid to eligible individuals. The director may also impose a solvency surcharge by rule if determined necessary to ensure the soundness of the fund. The division is established as an enterprise, and premiums paid into the fund are not considered state revenues for purposes of the taxpayer's bill of rights (TABOR).


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
2/6/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Finance
3/7/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/6/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/6/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/9/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/16/2018 - No Amendments
4/16/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/20/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/30/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Winter and Gray-
Senate Sponsors: Donovan--

HB18-1018 Human Trafficking Commercial Driver's License 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Human Trafficking Commercial Driver's License
Sponsors: T. Carver (R) | D. Jackson (D) / R. Zenzinger (D) | J. Cooke (R)
Summary:

Transportation Legislation Review Committee. The bill requires that the training to obtain a commercial driver's license to drive a combination vehicle contain education to prevent human trafficking if the training is conducted in a driving school. The department must also publish information about human trafficking for commercial driver's license holders and trainees.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
2/21/2018 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/26/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/27/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
3/20/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
3/21/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/26/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/28/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/29/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/3/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/10/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/11/2018 Sent to the Governor
4/11/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/12/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Carver and Jackson, Bridges, Esgar, Ginal, Hansen, Hooton, Lawrence, McLachlan-
Senate Sponsors: Zenzinger and Cooke, Court, Scott--

HB18-1028 Attorney General Deceptive Practice Court Order 
Comment:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Attorney General Deceptive Practice Court Order
Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp (D) | C. Wist / L. Court (D) | J. Tate (R)
Summary:

Under current law, if a person does not cooperate with an investigation by the attorney general or a district attorney regarding a potential deceptive trade practice, the attorney general or district attorney may seek a court order requiring compliance with the investigation. The application for a court order must state why the order is necessary to terminate or prevent a deceptive trade practice.

The bill would allow a judge to issue a court order if compliance with an investigation is necessary to investigate a deceptive trade practice.


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
1/23/2018 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
1/26/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/29/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 01/30/2018 - No Amendments
1/30/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/5/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/26/2018 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/1/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/2/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/5/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/6/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/12/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/13/2018 Sent to the Governor
3/13/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/15/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Kraft-Tharp and Wist-
Senate Sponsors: Court and Tate--

HB18-1030 Prohibit Discrimination Labor Union Participation 
Comment:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Prohibit Discrimination Labor Union Participation
Sponsors: J. Everett / T. Neville
Summary:

The bill prohibits an employer from requiring any person, as a condition of employment, to become or remain a member of a labor organization or to pay dues, fees, or other assessments to a labor organization or to a charity organization or other third party in lieu of the labor organization. Any agreement that violates these prohibitions or the rights of an employee is void.

The bill creates civil and criminal penalties for violations and authorizes the attorney general and the district attorney in each judicial district to investigate alleged violations and take action against a person believed to be in violation. The bill states that all-union agreements are unfair labor practices.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/24/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Everett, Buck, Humphrey, Leonard, Neville P., Ransom, Saine, Van Winkle, Williams D.,Wist, Lewis-
Senate Sponsors: Neville T., Holbert, Marble--

HB18-1033 Employee Leave To Participate In Elections 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Employee Leave To Participate In Elections
Sponsors: M. Weissman (D) / D. Coram (R)
Summary:

Currently, an employee may take leave for a period of time to vote in an election on the day of the election. The bill allows an employee to take leave to vote, register to vote, obtain a ballot or replacement ballot, or obtain documents or identification necessary to vote or register. For a general, primary, or coordinated election, the bill allows an employee to take the leave one time on any day that polling locations are open. For all other elections, the bill allows the employee to take the leave one time on any day during the 8 days prior to and including the day of the election. An employer may deny a request for leave if the employee has 3 consecutive hours in which he or she is not scheduled to work during the hours the employee is entitled to take the leave.


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/31/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/5/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/09/2018 - No Amendments
2/9/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/12/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/28/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Weissman-
Senate Sponsors: --

HB18-1034 Career And Technical Education Capital Grant Program 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Career And Technical Education Capital Grant Program
Sponsors: P. Covarrubias | H. McKean (R) / K. Priola (R)
Summary:

The bill creates the career and technical education capital grant program (program) in the department of labor and employment. The state work force development council (state council) will award grants through the program to area technical colleges, school districts, and community colleges to use for equipment, or construction and maintenance of buildings, related to career and technical education. In awarding grants, the state council will prioritize applicants from rural areas of the state and consider each applicant's demonstrated need. For each year in which it awards grants, the state council must publish a report that identifies the grant recipients and how the grant money was used.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
2/26/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/7/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Covarrubias and McKean-
Senate Sponsors: Priola--

HB18-1035 Increase General Fund Reserve 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Increase General Fund Reserve
Sponsors: S. Lebsock
Summary:

For the fiscal year 2017-18 and each fiscal year thereafter, the general fund reserve required by law is currently equal to 6.5% of the amount appropriated for expenditure from the general fund. The bill increases the general fund reserve to:

  • 7% for the fiscal year 2018-19;
  • 7.5% for the fiscal year 2019-20; and
  • 8% for the fiscal year 2020-21 and each fiscal year thereafter.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
1/24/2018 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Lebsock-
Senate Sponsors: --

HB18-1042 Private Interstate Commercial Vehicle Registration 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Private Interstate Commercial Vehicle Registration
Sponsors: J. Becker | J. Ginal (D) / R. Scott (R) | R. Zenzinger (D)
Summary:

Transportation Legislation Review Committee. The bill creates the expedited registration program (program). The program authorizes the department of revenue (department) to promulgate rules authorizing private providers to register interstate commercial vehicles. The provider may collect and retain a convenience fee.

The bill requires the program to:

  • Operate efficiently;
  • Result in overall cost savings to the state by providing additional services or by increasing the speed or quality of service; and
  • Register commercial vehicles and collect taxes and fees in compliance with state law.

To qualify, a private provider must:

  • Be approved by the department;
  • Use appropriate software approved by the department; and
  • Submit evidence of financial responsibility.

The department may deny, suspend, or revoke the authority to be a provider if the provider violates the law, makes a material misstatement in an application, or fails to perform.

To implement the bill, annual general appropriation to the department for driver services is decreased by $30,747, $25,471 is appropriated to the department from the licensing services cash fund, and $26,141 is appropriated to the department from the Colorado DRIVES vehicle services account.


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
1/31/2018 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/23/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/27/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/28/2018 - No Amendments
2/28/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/1/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/02/2018 - No Amendments
3/2/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/05/2018 - No Amendments
3/5/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
3/20/2018 Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/27/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/29/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/2/2018 Senate Second Reading Re-referred to Appropriations - No Amendments
4/11/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/11/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/12/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/12/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/26/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/11/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/14/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/14/2018 Sent to the Governor
6/6/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Becker J. and Ginal, Buck, Esgar, Hooton, Lawrence-
Senate Sponsors: Scott and Zenzinger, Baumgardner, Cooke--

HB18-1063 Consumer Control Of Consumer Credit Information 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Consumer Control Of Consumer Credit Information
Sponsors: D. Williams (R)
Summary:

Section 1 of the bill authorizes a consumer to require a consumer reporting agency to obtain the consumer's consent:

  • Before furnishing a consumer report concerning the consumer to a third party, except where the consumer reporting agency furnishes the consumer report in response to a court order; or
  • To sell, provide a copy of, or otherwise furnish to a third party any information in the file that the consumer reporting agency has on the consumer.

The consumer reporting agency must provide notice to the consumer of the consumer's right to require such consent.

Section 2 requires a consumer reporting agency to develop procedures by which a consumer, whose consumer or personal information has been hacked, altered, or otherwise compromised as a result of a security breach that occurred on or after January 1, 2017, at the consumer reporting agency, may request that the consumer reporting agency, free of charge:

  • Turn over to the consumer the consumer's file and any consumer reports that the consumer reporting agency has developed in relation to the consumer;
  • Purge from its physical and electronic records any information in the consumer's file and any consumer reports developed in connection with the consumer; and
  • No longer record and retain any information related to the consumer.

Section 2 further provides that the procedures a consumer reporting agency develops would not apply to publicly available information in a consumer's file and may include procedures for handling third-party requests for credit scoring, creditworthiness, or other information related to the consumer.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/7/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
2/14/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Williams D.-
Senate Sponsors: --

HB18-1119 Highway Building & Maintenance Funding 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Highway Building & Maintenance Funding
Sponsors: T. Leonard / T. Neville
Summary:

Section 9 of the bill requires the transportation commission (commission) to submit a ballot question to the voters of the state at the November 2018 statewide election which, if approved:

  • Will require the executive director of the department of transportation (CDOT) to issue transportation revenue anticipation notes (TRANs) in a maximum principal amount of $3.5 billion and with a maximum repayment cost of $5 billion; and
  • Will, in conjunction with sections 3, 4, and 7, repeal current law, enacted by Senate Bill 17-267, that requires the state treasurer to execute lease-purchase agreements of up to $1.88 billion for the purpose of funding high-priority qualified federal aid transportation projects.

The executive director must issue at least one-third of the TRANs within one year of the date of the official declaration of the vote on the ballot issue by the governor, issue at least two-thirds of the TRANs within 2 years of that date, and issue all of the TRANs within 3 years of that date. The additional TRANs must have a maximum repayment term of 20 years, and the certificate, trust indenture, or other instrument authorizing their issuance must provide that the state may pay them in full before the end of the specified payment term without penalty. TRANs must otherwise generally be issued subject to the same requirements as the TRANs issued in 1999; except that the commission must pledge to annually allocate from legally available money under its control any money needed for payment of TRANs until the TRANs are fully repaid.

Section 10 requires TRANs net proceeds not otherwise pledged for TRANs payments to be credited to the state highway fund and expended by CDOT only for qualified federal aid highway projects as described in section 6. CDOT may expend no more than 10% of the net proceeds for the administration and engineering of the projects being funded with the net proceeds.

On and after July 1, 2018, section 5 requires 7.5% of state sales and use tax net revenue to be credited to the state highway fund and used first to make TRANs payments. Section 6 requires state sales and use tax net revenue credited to the state highway fund that is not expended to make TRANs payments to be expended only for maintenance of qualified federal aid highways and requires TRANs net proceeds credited to the state highway fund to be expended only for qualified federal aid highway projects included in the strategic transportation project investment program of CDOT and designated for tier 1 funding as 10-year development program projects on CDOT's development program project list.

If the voters of the state approve the issuance of TRANs, CDOT is required to ensure that construction of one-third of the projects commences within one year of the date of the official declaration of the vote on the ballot issue by the governor, to ensure that construction of two-thirds of the projects commences within 2 years of that date, and ensure that construction of all of the projects commences within 3 years of that date. Section 7 requires CDOT to include specified information about the state sales and use tax net revenue and TRANs net proceeds in its annual report to the senate transportation committee and the house transportation and energy committee.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/19/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
2/21/2018 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Leonard, Neville P., Van Winkle, Saine, Humphrey, Beckman, Buck, Carver, Covarrubias,Liston, Williams D.-
Senate Sponsors: Neville T.--

HB18-1188 Electronic Data Transportation Infrastructure 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Electronic Data Transportation Infrastructure
Sponsors: D. Jackson (D) / O. Hill (R)
Summary:

Current law generally requires a state or local agency to get a search warrant before obtaining location information from an electronic device. The bill authorizes the Colorado department of transportation to use highway infrastructure technology to communicate with motor vehicles to facilitate transportation or manage traffic. The Colorado department of transportation (department) is prohibited from collecting personally identifying data except where necessary to administer HOV and toll lanes.

Current law requires a person testing an automated driving system for a motor vehicle to obtain approval from the department and the Colorado state patrol. The bill requires the department to publish any agreement concerning this testing and prohibits the department and the Colorado state patrol from releasing any trade secrets.


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

Status: 2/2/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
2/22/2018 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/27/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/28/2018 - No Amendments
2/28/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/1/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/02/2018 - No Amendments
3/2/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/05/2018 - No Amendments
3/5/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
4/10/2018 Senate Committee on Transportation Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Jackson, Wilson, Bridges, Coleman, Ginal, Melton, Roberts, Salazar-
Senate Sponsors: Hill, Zenzinger--

HB18-1261 Colorado Arbitration Fairness Act 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Colorado Arbitration Fairness Act
Sponsors: M. Weissman (D) / D. Kagan
Summary:

The bill applies to certain consumer and employment arbitrations and:

  • Establishes ethical standards for arbitrators;
  • Specifies that any party may challenge in court the impartiality of an arbitrator or arbitration services provider;
  • Requires specified disclosures by arbitrators and arbitration services providers;
  • Authorizes injunctive relief against an arbitrator or arbitration services provider who engages in certain specified acts; and
  • Specifies that a right conferred by the bill may not be waived prior to a demand or filing of a claim and only afterward by a signed waiver.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 2/26/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/15/2018 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/19/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/21/2018 - No Amendments
3/21/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/22/2018 - No Amendments
3/22/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/23/2018 - No Amendments
3/23/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/26/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/26/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Judiciary + Finance
4/18/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Weissman-
Senate Sponsors: --

HB18-1262 Arbitration Services Provider Transparency Act 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Arbitration Services Provider Transparency Act
Sponsors: D. Jackson (D) | D. Roberts (D) / D. Kagan
Summary:

The bill requires arbitration services providers that administer consumer or employment arbitrations to collect, publish, and make available specified information on those arbitrations administered in the previous 5 years. The bill amends a provision of the uniform arbitration act to make the bill effective.


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

Status: 2/26/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/15/2018 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/20/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/21/2018 - No Amendments
3/21/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/22/2018 - No Amendments
3/22/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/23/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/26/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Judiciary + Finance
4/18/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Jackson and Roberts-
Senate Sponsors: --

HB18-1266 Career Development Success Program Expansion 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Career Development Success Program Expansion
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | J. Wilson (R) / O. Hill (R) | N. Todd (D)
Summary:

The bill amends the existing career development success pilot program (program), which provides a distribution of up to $1,000 to school districts and charter schools for each high school student who successfully completes an identified industry-certificate, internship, or pre-apprenticeship program or computer science advanced placement (AP) course. The bill limits the distribution for industry certificates for a single school district or charter school to 10% of the total number of completed industry certificates reported.

The bill requires each school district and charter school that participates in the program to explain the program to all high school students with the goal of increasing participation in the industry certificate programs across all student subgroups.

Under existing law, the department of education is required to report on the implementation of the program. The bill expands the report to include specified information.

The bill extends the repeal date for the program for 5 years and removes the designation of 'pilot'.


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

Status: 3/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/19/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/19/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/20/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/23/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/26/2018 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/27/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/1/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/2/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/11/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/14/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/14/2018 Sent to the Governor
6/5/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Esgar and Wilson-
Senate Sponsors: Hill and Todd--

HB18-1278 Apprentice Utilization In Public Projects 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Apprentice Utilization In Public Projects
Sponsors: A. Benavidez (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

The bill requires the contractor for any public project that does not receive any federal money to use apprentices registered with an apprenticeship program for at least 25% of the workforce in an apprenticeable occupation that is hired to work on the public project (apprenticeship requirements). The apprenticeship program must be registered with the United States department of labor, office of apprenticeship. For purposes of the bill, a public project is a project under the supervision of any state agency, including the department of transportation, that is likely to cost $500,000 or more in any fiscal year.

A government agency may consider a bid or proposal for a public project that does not receive any federal money only if the bid or proposal indicates that at least 25% of the project workforce that is in an apprenticeable occupation and that is hired by the contractor to work on the public project will be apprentices registered with an apprenticeship program.

Upon completion of a public project, the contractor is required to submit an affidavit to the government agency stating that the contractor has either complied with the apprenticeship requirements or has made a good faith effort to comply. If the contractor complied with the apprenticeship requirements, the affidavit must include the names of the registered apprentices, identify the specific apprenticeship programs with which the apprentices are registered, and specify the total number of people in the workforce for the public project who are in apprenticeable occupations. If the contractor did not comply with the apprenticeship requirements, the affidavit must include documentation of the contractor's good faith effort to comply. If the contractor fails to submit the affidavit or if the state agency finds that the affidavit does not reflect the contractor's compliance or good faith effort to comply with the apprenticeship requirements, the agency may retain any unallocated portion of the amount of the contract price that the agency is authorized to withhold until the contract is completed as liquidated damages.

The bill specifies that the apprenticeship requirements do not supersede existing statutory requirements for licensed apprenticeable occupations.


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

Status: 3/7/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
3/20/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/23/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/26/2018 - No Amendments
3/26/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/27/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/28/2018 - No Amendments
3/28/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/29/2018 - No Amendments
3/29/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/02/2018 - No Amendments
4/2/2018 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/2/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/16/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Benavidez-
Senate Sponsors: Moreno--

HB18-1298 Colorado Secure Savings Plan 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Colorado Secure Savings Plan
Sponsors: B. Pettersen (D) | J. Bridges (D) / K. Donovan (D) | N. Todd (D)
Summary:

The bill establishes the Colorado secure savings plan (plan) board of trustees (board) to study the feasibility of creating the Colorado secure savings plan and other appropriate approaches to increase the amount of retirement savings by Colorado's private sector workers.

The board consists of the director of the governor's office of state planning and budgeting and 8 additional trustees with certain experience who are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate.

The board is required to conduct the following four analyses or assessments (analyses) within 2 years of the appointment of the board's membership, with an update to certain legislative committees after one year:

  • A detailed market and financial analysis to determine the financial feasibility and effectiveness of creating a retirement savings plan in the form of an automatic enrollment payroll deduction IRA, to be known as the Colorado secure savings plan. The plan would be designed to promote greater retirement savings for private sector employees in a convenient, low-cost, and portable manner.
  • A detailed market and financial analysis to determine the financial feasibility and effectiveness of a small business marketplace plan to increase the number of Colorado businesses that offer retirement savings plans for their employees. The marketplace plan would be voluntary for both employers and employees, open to all employees and employers with fewer than one hundred employees, and administered by the state department of labor and employment. The bill specifies certain duties of the state department of labor in connection with the marketplace plan if it is implemented.
  • An analysis of the effects that greater financial education among Colorado residents would have on increasing their retirement savings; and
  • An analysis of the effects that not increasing Coloradans' retirement savings would have on current and future state and local government expenditures.

The board may accept any gifts, grants, and donations, or any money from public or private entities to pay for the costs of the analyses. The board may delay implementation of one or more of the analyses if it does not obtain adequate money to conduct the analyses.

If after conducting the analyses the board finds that there are approaches to increasing retirement savings for private-sector employees in a convenient, low-cost, and portable manner that are financially feasible and self-sustaining, the board is required to recommend a plan to implement its findings to the governor and the general assembly.


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

Status: 3/16/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
4/5/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
4/19/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/24/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/25/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/1/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Pettersen and Bridges-
Senate Sponsors: Donovan and Todd--

HB18-1308 Workers' Compensation Out-of-state Workers Temporarily In Colorado 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Workers' Compensation Out-of-state Workers Temporarily In Colorado
Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp (D) | J. Becker / O. Hill (R) | D. Kagan
Summary:

The bill establishes an exemption from the 'Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado' for an out-of-state employer whose employees are working in Colorado on a temporary basis as long as:

  • The out-of-state employer furnishes coverage under the workers' compensation laws of the state in which the employee is regularly employed, which coverage applies to the employee while working temporarily in Colorado; and
  • The out-of-state employer's home state is contiguous to Colorado, recognizes the exemption, and provides a reciprocal exemption for Colorado employees temporarily working in that state.

The home state's workers' compensation laws are the sole remedy for an out-of-state worker who is injured while working temporarily in Colorado.

The division of workers' compensation in the department of labor and employment is authorized to enter into an agreement with a contiguous state to carry out the extraterritorial application of the workers' compensation or similar law of the other state.


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

Status: 3/20/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
3/27/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/29/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/02/2018 - No Amendments
4/2/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/3/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/3/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/16/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/19/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/26/2018 Sent to the Governor
4/26/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/26/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/30/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Kraft-Tharp and Becker J., Arndt, Liston-
Senate Sponsors: Hill and Kagan, Kefalas, Kerr, Moreno, Priola, Scott--

HB18-1316 Extend Colorado Department Of Labor And Employment Skilled Worker, Outreach, Recruitment, and Key Training Grant Program 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Extend Colorado Department Of Labor And Employment Skilled Worker, Outreach, Recruitment, and Key Training Grant Program
Sponsors: D. Pabon | T. Exum (D) / J. Cooke (R) | A. Williams (D)
Summary:

Under current law, the department of labor and employment (department) administers the skilled worker, outreach, recruitment, and key training (WORK) grant program, which provides matching grants to eligible public or private entities or organizations that provide skilled worker training programs in partnership with industry. The general assembly is directed to appropriate $10 million for the WORK grant program for the 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 fiscal years.

The bill:

  • Extends the program for 3 fiscal years;
  • Specifies deadlines for the department to award and issue matching grants to recipients;
  • Requires the department to develop an expedited application process for eligible applicants;
  • Specifies that the state work force development council (council), rather than the governor, is to appoint members to the WORK grant review committee;
  • Authorizes the executive committee of the council to make grant award determinations;
  • Requires the WORK grant review committee to submit its annual report to the general assembly by December 31 instead of by May 1 and to include the report as part of the Colorado talent pipeline report;
  • Requires the general assembly to appropriate an additional $7.6 million for the WORK grant program for the 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 fiscal years, with not more than $3.3 million in any fiscal year; specifies how the money available for matching grants must be allocated, to the extent possible; and allows the department to expend in the next fiscal year, without further appropriation, money that was not expended or encumbered in the fiscal year for which it was appropriated.

$1,000,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the WORK fund and is further appropriated to the department for the WORK grant program.


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

Status: 3/22/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/2/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/25/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/27/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
5/1/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/3/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/4/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/4/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/7/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/18/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/18/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/18/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/24/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Pabon and Exum, Kraft-Tharp, McKean-
Senate Sponsors: Cooke and Williams A.--

HB18-1340 Transfers Of Money For State's Infrastructure 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 9 2018
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON SB18-200
9:00 AM SCR 357
(1) in senate calendar.
Wednesday, May 9 2018
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB18-1340
Upon Adjournment JBC Hearing Room Legis. Serv. Bldg, 3rd Floor
(1) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Transfers Of Money For State's Infrastructure
Sponsors: M. Hamner / K. Lambert
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. For the 2018-19 fiscal year, the bill transfers:

  • $71,431,345 from the general fund to the capital construction fund;
  • $15,206,760 from the general fund to the information technology capital account of the capital construction fund;
  • $500,000 from the general fund exempt account of the general fund to the capital construction fund;
  • $30 million from the general fund to the controlled maintenance trust fund;
  • $150,000 from the preservation grant program account of the state historical fund for historical property rehabilitation in the capitol complex; and
  • $495 million from the general fund to the state highway fund if Senate Bill 18-001 does not pass. Of this amount, 25% is allocated to counties, 25% is allocated to municipalities, and 15% is allocated to the multimodal transportation options fund created in the bill.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 3/26/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
3/27/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/28/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/29/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/2/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
4/3/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/4/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/5/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/5/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over to 04/09/2018
4/9/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
5/9/2018 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/9/2018 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/9/2018 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
5/22/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/22/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/22/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/30/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee: CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON SB18-200
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB18-1340
Cal. Notif. Order: 1
1
House Sponsors: Hamner, Young, Rankin-
Senate Sponsors: Lambert, Lundberg, Moreno--

HB18-1341 Apprenticeship And Vocational Technical Training 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Apprenticeship And Vocational Technical Training
Sponsors: J. Danielson (D) | P. Covarrubias / S. Fenberg (D) | D. Coram (R)
Summary:

The bill requires the department of labor and employment to create the Colorado state apprenticeship resource directory. The department shall collect detailed information on apprenticeship programs in this state, including the application process, requirements for enrollment, costs, and program outcomes. The department shall promote the availability of the directory.


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

Status: 3/26/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/4/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/11/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/13/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/13/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/17/2018 - No Amendments
4/17/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/17/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/25/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Danielson and Covarrubias-
Senate Sponsors: --

HB18-1347 Biennial Registration Motor Vehicles Department Revenue 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Biennial Registration Motor Vehicles Department Revenue
Sponsors: S. Sandridge (R)
Summary:

Current law authorizes the department of revenue (department) to register motor vehicles biennially. The bill requires the department to promulgate rules offering motor vehicle owners the option to register motor vehicles biennially.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 4/2/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
4/25/2018 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Sandridge-
Senate Sponsors: --

HB18-1349 Department Of Transportation Waiver Valuations 
Comment:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Department Of Transportation Waiver Valuations
Sponsors: J. Ginal (D) / J. Cooke (R)
Summary:

Subject to certain specified conditions, federal law and regulations authorize a state department of transportation to prepare a waiver valuation, rather than a formal appraisal, to value both real property that it seeks to acquire for a federal aid transportation project and real property that it owns and seeks to dispose of if the anticipated value of the real property is $25,000 or less. Accordingly, current state law allows the department of transportation (CDOT) to prepare a waiver valuation for real property with an anticipated value of $25,000 or less when valuing real property that it seeks to acquire. However, current state law is more restrictive than federal law and regulations with respect to property that CDOT owns and seeks to dispose of and allows CDOT to use waiver valuations to value such property only if the anticipated value of the real property is $5,000 or less.

In order to fully harmonize state law governing waiver valuations with federal law and regulations, the bill authorizes CDOT to use waiver valuations for the valuation of real property that CDOT owns and seeks to dispose of if the real property is anticipated to have a value of $25,000 or less. The bill also:

  • Clarifies that a waiver valuation is not an appraisal; and
  • Amends the definition of 'real estate appraiser' to clarify that an individual, including an individual who is a licensed or certified real estate appraiser, is not an appraiser for purposes of the state laws regulating appraisers when the individual performs a waiver valuation.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/2/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
4/12/2018 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/23/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/24/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/2/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/3/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/4/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/16/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/24/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Ginal-
Senate Sponsors: --

HB18-1377 Prohibit Seeking Salary Information Job Applicant 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Prohibit Seeking Salary Information Job Applicant
Sponsors: J. Coleman (D) | B. Pettersen (D) / K. Donovan (D) | D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

The bill makes it an unfair employment practice for an employer to seek wage or salary history information, including compensation and benefits, about an applicant for employment, unless the employer notifies the applicant of the wage or salary range for the current employment opening or the applicant agrees to discuss his or her wage or salary history.


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

Status: 4/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/23/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/24/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/2/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Coleman and Pettersen-
Senate Sponsors: --

HB18-1383 Bonding Requirements For Public Projects Using Private Financing 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Bonding Requirements For Public Projects Using Private Financing
Sponsors: F. Winter (D) / K. Priola (R)
Summary:

Pursuant to current law, when a person, company, firm, corporation, or contractor (contractor) enters into a contract with certain governmental entities or governmental bodies to perform work in connection with certain projects, the contractor is required to execute performance bonds and payment bonds.

The bill specifies that these bonding requirements apply to all construction contracts situated or located on public real property using public or private money, public or private financing, or public real property; except that the bonding requirements do not apply in the case of contracts for the development, restoration, or enhancement of wildlife habitat.


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

Status: 4/12/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
4/24/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/27/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/2/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Winter-
Senate Sponsors: Priola--

HB18-1400 Increase Fees Stationary Sources Air Pollutants 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Increase Fees Stationary Sources Air Pollutants
Sponsors: K. Becker (D) | H. McKean (R) / R. Scott (R) | C. Jahn
Summary:

Current law sets the fees paid by stationary sources of air pollutants by statute and allows the air quality control commission to set the fees below the cap by rule as needed to comply with TABOR. The bill increases the statutory caps as follows:

Type of Fee Current Cap New Cap

Air pollutant emission notices$152.90$191.13

Per-ton fee for regulated pollutants$ 22.90$ 28.63

Per-ton fee for hazardous pollutants$152.90$191.13

Per-hour permit processing fee$ 76.45$ 95.56

The maximum statutory fees automatically increase by the rate of inflation on each January 1 from 2019 to 2028, but the actual fees collected will be set at or below the statutory cap by the commission by rule. The division of administration in the department of public health and environment shall prioritize its use of the revenues generated by the fee increases to reduce permit processing times.

The division will:

  • Engage affected industries to identify and assess measures to improve billing practices, increase accounting transparency, and assess potential efficiency improvements with respect to division activities financed by the fees; and
  • Report to the general assembly through 2022 to provide status updates on the stakeholder process.

The bill appropriates $1,555,293 to the department to implement the act.


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

Status: 4/18/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/23/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/25/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/27/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/2/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/3/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/4/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/4/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/7/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/15/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/16/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/18/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Becker K. and McKean-
Senate Sponsors: Scott and Jahn--

HB18-1418 Use Of Criminal Convictions In Employment 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Use Of Criminal Convictions In Employment
Sponsors: M. Weissman (D) / D. Coram (R) | D. Kagan
Summary:

Current law directs a state or local agency, when deciding whether to issue a license or permit, to consider an individual's criminal record in determining whether the individual is of good moral character. The bill changes the determination to consider whether the individual is qualified. The bill adds to the factors that an agency considers whether the applicant will be directly responsible for the care of individuals susceptible to abuse or mistreatment.

The bill also prohibits a state or local agency from taking adverse action concerning a license or permit or not extending an offer of employment if an individual has been arrested but not charged, or has been convicted but pardoned, had the conviction record sealed, or had a collateral order entered concerning the conviction.

The bill authorizes the department of regulatory agencies (department) to issue a conditional license to a person who has a criminal conviction and requires the department to delete and keep confidential the conditional designation if the person has no subsequent conviction when applying for renewal or within 2 years unless the department determines that the conditional designation remains necessary.

For sunset review hearings conducted after review by the department, the bill requires the collection of data concerning licensing and registration action taken due to specified criminal justice actions.


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

Status: 4/23/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/26/2018 House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
5/1/2018 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/2/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/3/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/4/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/7/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/8/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/8/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/22/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/22/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/22/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/30/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Weissman-
Senate Sponsors: --

SB18-001 Transportation Infrastructure Funding 
Comment:
Position: support with limits
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Transportation Infrastructure Funding
Sponsors: R. Baumgardner | J. Cooke (R) / P. Buck (R) | F. Winter (D)
Summary:

In 1999, the voters of the state authorized the executive director of the department of transportation (executive director) to issue transportation revenue anticipation notes (TRANs) in a maximum principal amount of $1.7 billion and with a maximum repayment cost of $2.3 billion in order to provide financing to accelerate the construction of qualified federal aid transportation projects. The executive director issued the TRANs as authorized, and the TRANs have been fully repaid. In 2017, the general assembly enacted Senate Bill 17-267 (SB 267), which requires the state to enter into a total of $1.88 billion of lease-purchase agreements and to use the proceeds of the lease-purchase agreements to fund transportation projects and specifically requires the state to enter into $380 million of the lease-purchase agreements in the 2018-19 state fiscal year and $500 million of such agreements in each of the 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22 state fiscal years.

Section 3 of the bill requires the state treasurer to transfer $500 million from the general fund to the state highway fund on June 30, 2019, and to transfer $250 million from the general fund to the state highway fund annually on June 30 of state fiscal years 2019-20 though 2038-39. Section 4 repeals the requirement that the state enter into $500 million of lease-purchase agreements in each of the 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22 state fiscal years but takes effect only if, as specified in section 12 , the voters of the state approve a ballot measure that authorizes the state to issue TRANS and that is either initiated and voted on at the 2018 general election or referred to the voters as specified in section 10 at the 2019 statewide election. Section 5 restricts the authority of the department of transportation (CDOT) and any enterprise of CDOT, such as the high-performance transportation enterprise, to construct or designate or enter into a public-private partnership to construct or designate a managed lane, which is defined as a toll lane, high-occupancy tool lane, or high-occupancy vehicle lane on any state highway.

Section 6 requires CDOT to expend the $500 million transferred from the general fund to the state highway fund pursuant to section 3 only for new highway construction projects and further specifies that:

  • If the voters of the state approve an initiated ballot measure that authorizes the state to issue TRANs at the November 2018 general election, CDOT shall expend the $250 million annually transferred from the general fund to the state highway fund pursuant to section 3 first, to the extent needed, for maintenance of the transportation infrastructure projects financed by the TRANs and thereafter exclusively for maintenance of the state highway system; and
  • If the voters of the state approve a ballot measure that authorizes the state to issue TRANs that is referred pursuant to section 10 at the November 2019 general election, CDOT shall expend the $250 million annually transferred from the general fund to the state highway fund pursuant to section 3 first, to the extent needed, to make the full amount of payments due on the TRANs and thereafter exclusively for maintenance of the state highway system.

Section 7 expresses the intent of the general assembly that CDOT strongly consider, when choosing between a standard low bid process or a design-build process for the procurement of a project contract, whether the use of the design-build process is likely to reduce competition and increase project costs.

Section 8 requires CDOT to include specified information about the general fund money transferred to the state highway fund pursuant to section 3 and the proceeds of SB 267 lease-purchase agreements in its annual report to the transportation committee of the senate and the transportation and energy committee of the house of representatives. Section 9 is nonsubstantive and changes the previously defined term 'revenue anticipation notes' to 'transportation revenue anticipation notes' to reflect the use of the latter term throughout the bill.

If no citizen-initiated ballot measure that authorizes the state to issue TRANs is approved by the voters of the state at the November 2018 general election, section 10 requires the submission of a ballot measure seeking voter approval for the state to issue TRANs in an amount of $3.5 billion with a maximum repayment cost of $5 billion at the November 2019 statewide election. Any TRANs issued following approval of the ballot measure must have a maximum repayment term of 20 years, the certificate, trust indenture, or other instrument authorizing their issuance must provide that the state may pay the TRANs in full before the end of the specified payment term without penalty, and the transportation commission must pledge to annually allocate from legally available money under its control any money needed for payment of the notes until the notes are fully repaid.

Section 11 requires TRANs proceeds not otherwise pledged for TRANs payments to be credited to the state highway fund and expended by CDOT only for qualified federal aid transportation projects that are included in CDOT's strategic transportation project investment program and designated for tier 1 funding as 10-year development program projects on CDOT's development program project list. At least 25% of the TRANs net proceeds must be used for projects in counties with populations of 50,000 or less and at least 10% of the TRANs net proceeds must be used for transit purposes or transit-related capital improvements.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
1/23/2018 Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Amended to Finance
3/1/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/7/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/9/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/12/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/14/2018 - No Amendments
3/14/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/15/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over with Amendments to 03/20/2018 - Floor
3/21/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/22/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/23/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 03/27/2018 - No Amendments
3/28/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/28/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/3/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy + Finance + Appropriations
5/3/2018 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Finance
5/4/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/4/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/7/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/8/2018 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/8/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/16/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/17/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/17/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/31/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Buck and Carver, Leonard-
Senate Sponsors: Baumgardner and Cooke, Coram, Crowder, Gardner, Grantham, Hill, Holbert, Lambert,Lundberg, Marble, Neville T., Scott, Sonnenberg, Tate--

SB18-041 Authorize Water Use Incidental Sand And Gravel Mines 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Authorize Water Use Incidental Sand And Gravel Mines
Sponsors: D. Coram (R) | R. Baumgardner / L. Saine (R) | J. Arndt (D)
Summary:

Water Resources Review Committee. Current law requires operators of sand and gravel open mines that expose groundwater to the atmosphere to obtain a well permit and either: A replacement plan approved by the ground water commission for designated groundwater; or a plan for augmentation approved by the water court or a plan of substitute supply approved by the state engineer for tributary groundwater. The bill specifies that the replacement plan (in section 1 of the bill) or the plan of substitute supply (in section 2 ) and the permit may authorize uses of water incidental to open mining for sand and gravel, including specifically (among other things) the mitigation of impacts from mining and dewatering.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
1/18/2018 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/23/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
1/24/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/26/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
2/12/2018 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/15/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/15/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/16/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/22/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/23/2018 Sent to the Governor
2/23/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/1/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Saine and Arndt, Esgar, Hansen, Willett-
Senate Sponsors: Coram and Baumgardner, Donovan, Jones, Sonnenberg--

SB18-048 Protect Act Local Government Authority Oil & Gas Facilities 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Protect Act Local Government Authority Oil & Gas Facilities
Sponsors: M. Jones / M. Foote (D)
Summary:

Section 1 of the bill specifies that the short title of the act is the 'Protect Act'.

Current law specifies that local governments have powers, commonly called 'House Bill 1041' powers, which are a type of land use authority, over oil and gas mineral extraction areas only if the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission has designated a specific area as an area of state interest; sections 3 and 4 repeal that limitation.

Section 5 includes specific authority to regulate the siting of oil and gas facilities in counties' existing land use authority. Section 6 makes the same changes with regard to municipalities' existing land use authority.

Sections 7 and 8 specify that the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission's authority to regulate oil and gas operations, including the siting of oil and gas facilities, does not exempt an oil and gas facility from a local government's siting authority and that an oil and gas operator must ensure that the location of an oil and gas facility complies with city, town, county, or city and county siting regulations.

Sections 5, 6, and 8 specify that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the governing body of a municipality and a board of county commissioners may, in order to protect the public safety, health, and welfare of the citizens of the local government, plan, zone, and refuse to allow oil and gas operations.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/29/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Foote-
Senate Sponsors: Jones--

SB18-078 Exempt Old Vehicles From Some Registration Charges 
Comment:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Exempt Old Vehicles From Some Registration Charges
Sponsors: R. Baumgardner / J. Becker
Summary:

Under current law:

  • An additional vehicle-age-based motor vehicle registration fee is imposed at the time of registration on passenger cars and certain other types of motor vehicles that are required to be registered; and
  • A road safety surcharge is imposed at the time of registration, subject to limited exceptions, on each vehicle that is required to be registered.

For registration periods commencing on or after July 1, 2018, the bill exempts any vehicle that is 30 years old or older from both the road safety surcharge and the additional vehicle-age-based motor vehicle registration fee.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
4/24/2018 Senate Committee on Transportation Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Becker J.-
Senate Sponsors: Baumgardner, Cooke, Coram, Crowder, Gardner, Lundberg, Marble, Neville T., Scott,Smallwood, Sonnenberg--

SB18-128 Legislative Approval For State Agency Fee Increase 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Legislative Approval For State Agency Fee Increase
Sponsors: B. Gardner (R) / L. Liston (R)
Summary:

Beginning September 1, 2018, the bill requires all state agency fee increases to start on July 1 of a given year, with the exception of an emergency fee increase. A state agency shall not increase a fee unless:

  • On or before the February 1 prior to the starting date of the increase, the state agency submits a fee increase proposal, which includes specified information, to the joint budget committee;
  • A majority of the members on the joint budget committee approve the fee increase as it is described in the fee increase proposal and without alteration; and
  • A grant of authority to the state agency for the fee increase is included in authorizing legislation, which is enacted and becomes law.

A state agency may adopt an emergency fee increase that does not meet these conditions, but on or before the next February 1 the state agency is required to submit a fee increase proposal for the emergency fee. If this fee increase proposal is approved by the joint budget committee and included in authorizing legislation, then the state agency may continue to impose the increased fee.

If a grant of authority for the associated emergency fee increase is not included in the next possible authorizing legislation, then the state agency is required to lower the fee to the amount it was prior to the increase and refund the increased amount of the fee to the fee payer. If a refund is impossible, then the state agency is required to immediately reduce the fee from its original amount by an amount equal to the emergency fee increase and keep it at that level until the amount of the lost revenue offsets the additional revenue from the increased fee. Thereafter, the fee may return to its original amount.

If a state agency adopts a fee increase after April 1, 2018, but prior to September 1, 2018, the fee increase is treated like an emergency fee for which the state agency is required to submit a fee increase proposal.


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

Status: 1/29/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/13/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/16/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/20/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/21/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/26/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
3/14/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Liston-
Senate Sponsors: Gardner--

SB18-167 Enforce Requirements 811 Locate Underground Facilities 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Enforce Requirements 811 Locate Underground Facilities
Sponsors: R. Scott (R) | K. Donovan (D) / F. Winter (D) | L. Saine (R)
Summary:

Current law requires a person, before conducting an excavation, to contact a nonprofit notification association (comprised of all owners and operators of underground facilities) by dialing '811' to learn the location of underground facilities in the excavation project area. The owners and operators must then accurately mark the location of their facilities. Violations of the excavation damage prevention law are enforced exclusively through civil actions initiated by damaged parties to collect specified civil penalties and damages. In 2016, the United States department of transportation's pipeline and hazardous materials safety administration (PHMSA) conducted an adequacy evaluation of Colorado's enforcement of its excavation damage prevention law and determined that the enforcement is inadequate, which may eventually result in the withholding of federal funds from Colorado.

The bill creates the underground damage prevention safety commission (commission) as an independent agency within the department of labor and employment. The commission has rule-making and enforcement authority regarding specified portions of the excavation damage prevention law and is required to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the notification association to facilitate implementation and administration of the law. The notification association is required to provide administrative support to the commission in performing its duties.

A review committee of the commission initially determines whether a violation of the law has occurred and, if appropriate, recommends remedial action, potentially including a fine. Fines range from $250 for a single minor violation within the previous 12 months to $75,000 for a fourth major violation within the previous 12 months. The full commission is bound by the review committee's determination of facts but determines the final agency action regarding alleged violations. Fines are credited to the damage prevention fund, which the commission will use to develop educational programming, including by making grants, that is designed to improve worker and public safety relating to excavation and underground facilities.

Current law allows only an excavator to submit a location request to the notification association. The bill authorizes a licensed professional engineer designing excavation to submit a location request. The engineer is required to ensure that the engineering plans meet certain standards established by the American Society of Civil Engineers for defining the accuracy of an underground facility location.

Current law creates 2 tiers of membership in the notification association. Tier 2 members are limited members with limited benefits and include certain special districts, local governments, cable television providers, and small telecommunications providers; tier 1 members are full members with full benefits, and tier 1 consists of all other owners and operators. If, after receiving a location request, the notification association determines that a tier 1 member owns or operates the underground facilities, the notification association contacts the tier 1 member to arrange for the marking of the underground facilities. If a tier 2 member owns or operates the underground facilities, the excavator must contact the tier 2 member to arrange for the marking of the underground facilities. Effective January 1, 2021, all underground facility owners and operators are full members of the notification association with full benefits, and excavators will no longer need to contact the owners or operators to arrange for the marking.

All new underground facilities installed on or after January 1, 2020, must be electronically locatable when installed. Home rule local governments and power authorities are not subject to the commission's enforcement authority, but the governing body of a home rule local government or power authority is required to either adopt a similar enforceable damage prevention safety program or waive its exemption and delegate its damage prevention enforcement authority to the commission.

Information regarding the location of underground facilities is exempt from the 'Colorado Open Records Act', pursuant to the existing exemption for specialized details of critical infrastructure.


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

Status: 2/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
2/22/2018 Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Amended to Finance
3/1/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/24/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/26/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/27/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/30/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/2/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/2/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/3/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/11/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/15/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/15/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/25/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Winter and Saine, Becker J.-
Senate Sponsors: Scott and Donovan, Martinez Humenik--

SB18-171 Marketplace Contractor Workers' Compensation Unemployment 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Marketplace Contractor Workers' Compensation Unemployment
Sponsors: C. Holbert (R) | A. Williams (D) / D. Pabon | L. Sias
Summary:

The bill establishes a test for determining whether a marketplace contractor is considered an 'employee' under the 'Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado' and whether services provided by a marketplace contractor are considered 'employment' under the 'Colorado Employment Security Act'.

The bill defines a 'marketplace contractor' as a person that enters into a written agreement with a marketplace platform to use the platform's online-enabled application, software, website, or system to receive services requests from third parties seeking the types of services offered by the contractor.


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

Status: 2/21/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
2/28/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/5/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/6/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/08/2018 - No Amendments
3/8/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/9/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/13/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/13/2018 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
3/16/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/10/2018 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/16/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/23/2018 - No Amendments
4/20/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/25/2018 - No Amendments
4/24/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/26/2018 - No Amendments
4/25/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/28/2018 - No Amendments
4/25/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/30/2018 - No Amendments
4/27/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 05/01/2018 - No Amendments
4/30/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 05/02/2018 - No Amendments
5/2/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 05/10/2018 - No Amendments
5/2/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Pabon and Sias, Hansen-
Senate Sponsors: Holbert and Williams A., Jahn--

SB18-178 Similar Coverage Independent Commercial Vehicles 
Comment:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Similar Coverage Independent Commercial Vehicles
Sponsors: J. Smallwood (R) / T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
Summary:

Current law requires independent operators of commercial vehicles to have workers' compensation or a private insurance policy that provides similar coverage. The bill changes 'private insurance policy' to 'occupational accident coverage insurance policy' and specifies the requirements for when such a policy may be considered as providing similar coverage.

The bill requires the commissioner of insurance to promulgate rules establishing the minimum coverages for benefits under an occupational accident coverage insurance policy.


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

Status: 2/21/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/21/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/26/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/27/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/2/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
4/10/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/13/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/18/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/19/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/26/2018 Sent to the Governor
4/26/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/4/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Kraft-Tharp-
Senate Sponsors: Smallwood--

SB18-184 Permit Short-term Extraction Construction Material 
Comment:
Position: Amend
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Permit Short-term Extraction Construction Material
Sponsors: D. Coram (R) / H. McKean (R) | D. Esgar (D)
Summary:

Section 1 of the bill creates a new class of limited impact construction materials permits for one-time activities that produce construction materials as a by-product and are not intended to be ongoing mining operations. Section 2 authorizes an application fee of $400 for the permit and an annual fee of $200.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 3/1/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
3/8/2018 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/13/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/15/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
3/26/2018 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/29/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/02/2018 - No Amendments
4/2/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/3/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/4/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/10/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/11/2018 Sent to the Governor
4/11/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/12/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: McKean and Esgar-
Senate Sponsors: Coram--

SB18-196 Repeal Late Vehicle Registration Fee 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Repeal Late Vehicle Registration Fee
Sponsors: T. Neville | K. Lundberg / K. Ransom (R)
Summary:

Under current law, if the owner of a motor vehicle fails to register the vehicle when required the owner must, upon registering the vehicle and subject to a $100 cap, pay a late fee of $25 for each month or portion of a month for which the registration is late. The bill repeals the late fee, effective January 1, 2019.


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

Status: 3/5/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
3/13/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/16/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/19/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/20/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/23/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/12/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Ransom, Buck, Everett, Humphrey, Leonard, Lewis, Liston, Neville P., Saine, Sandridge,Van Winkle, Williams D.-
Senate Sponsors: Neville T. and Lundberg, Baumgardner, Cooke, Coram, Crowder, Gardner, Grantham,Hill, Holbert, Lambert, Marble, Scott, Smallwood, Sonnenberg, Tate--

SB18-218 Colorado Water Conservation Board Construction Fund Project 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Colorado Water Conservation Board Construction Fund Project
Sponsors: D. Coram (R) / J. Arndt (D)
Summary:

The bill appropriates the following amounts from the Colorado water conservation board (CWCB) construction fund (fund) to the CWCB or the division of water resources in the department of natural resources for the following projects:

  • Continuation of the satellite monitoring system maintenance, $380,000 ( section 1 of the bill);
  • Continuation of the Colorado floodplain map modernization program, $100,000 ( section 2 );
  • Continuation of the Arkansas river decision support system, $500,000 ( section 3 );
  • Continuation of the weather modification program, $175,000 ( section 4 );
  • Continuation of the Colorado Mesonet, $150,000 ( section 5 );
  • Continuation of the water forecasting partnership project, $800,000 ( section 6 );
  • Acquisition of lidar data, $200,000 ( section 7 );
  • Continuation of technical assistance for federal irrigation improvement cost-sharing program, $200,000 ( section 8 );
  • Continuation of the Chatfield Reservoir channel improvements program, $200,000 ( section 9 );
  • South Platte river basin groundwater level data collection, analysis, and remediation, $500,000 ( section 10 );
  • Central Colorado water conservancy district - Chatfield reservoir reallocation project, $511,894.20 ( section 11 ); and
  • Continuation of the watershed restoration program, $2,000,000 ( section 12 ).

Section 13 directs the state treasurer to transfer $30,000,000 from the loan guarantee fund to the severance tax perpetual base fund on June 30, 2018. Section 14 authorizes the CWCB to loan up to $17,170,000 from the severance tax perpetual base fund to the Pueblo conservancy district to repair the levees within the City of Pueblo to bring the levees up to federal emergency management agency standards. Section 15 transfers $4 million on June 30, 2018, from the severance tax perpetual base fund to the fund for the Chatfield reservoir reallocation project; section 16 appropriates this money to the board for this purpose. Section 17 increases loan authorizations from the severance tax perpetual base fund for the Chatfield reservoir reallocation project in the following amounts:

  • Centennial water and sanitation district, an increase of $9,046,267 for a total of $53,486,267;
  • Central Colorado water conservancy district, an increase of $1,548,229 for a total of $29,999,929; and
  • Castle Pines north metro district, an increase of $1,319,464 for a total of $7,773,364.

Section 18 appropriates $8,000,000 to the department of natural resources from the fund for Republican river matters.

The state treasurer will make the following transfers from the fund:

  • Up to $500,000 on July 1, 2018, to the flood and drought response fund ( section 19 );
  • Up to $2,000,000 on July 1, 2018, to the litigation fund ( section 20 );
  • $500,000 on July 1, 2018, to the feasibility study small grant fund ( section 21 ); and
  • $2,000,000 on June 30, 2018, to the water supply reserve fund ( section 22 ).

Section 23 appropriates $7,000,000 from the fund to the CWCB for continuing implementation of the Colorado water plan as follows:

  • Up to $3,000,000 to facilitate the development of additional storage, artificial recharge into aquifers, and dredging existing reservoirs;
  • Up to $1,000,000 for agricultural projects;
  • Up to $1,000,000 for grant funding to implement long-term strategies for conservation, land use, and drought planning;
  • Up to $500,000 for grants for water education, outreach, and innovation efforts; and
  • Up to $1,500,000 for environmental and recreational projects.

Current law:

  • Prohibits the CWCB from using the fund for 'domestic water treatment and distribution systems'; section 24 harmonizes this with other laws by excluding 'water treatment facilities';
  • Continuously appropriates money in the emergency dam repair cash fund to the CWCB and authorizes the CWCB to transfer up to $50,000 from the fund to the emergency dam repair cash fund; section 25 adds the division of water resources to the continuous appropriation and increases the transfer cap to $500,000;
  • Repeals the natural hazard mapping fund on July 1, 2018; section 26 extends this to July 1, 2019; and
  • Authorizes taxpayers to contribute money to the Colorado healthy rivers fund, the department of revenue to deduct its administrative costs from that fund, and the annual transfer of the remaining balance to the fund; section 27 specifies that the transferred money is continuously appropriated to the CWCB.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 3/26/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
3/28/2018 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/10/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/11/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/12/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/17/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
4/23/2018 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/2/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/2/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/11/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/11/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/11/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/30/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Arndt-
Senate Sponsors: Coram--

SB18-268 Design Bid Build Highway Project Contract Awards 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Design Bid Build Highway Project Contract Awards
Sponsors: R. Scott (R) | D. Moreno (D) / B. McLachlan (D)
Summary:

If there are fewer than 3 bidders on a design bid build highway project, a provision of current law generally prohibits the department of transportation (CDOT) from awarding a contract in an amount that is more than 10% over CDOT's estimate on the project, but allows the executive director of CDOT (executive director) to award a contract that is more than 10% but less than 25% over the estimate if the estimate is less than $1,000,000. The bill authorizes a designee of the executive director to award such a contract.

Another provision of current law, which is scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2018, authorizes the executive director to award a contract for a design bid build highway project to the low responsible bidder regardless of CDOT's estimate on the project if the executive director determines that it is in the best financial, economic, or other interest of the state to do so and requires CDOT, in its annual report to its legislative oversight committees, to explain the reasons for making the award and estimate the amount of cost savings achieved by making any such award. The bill prevents the authorization and reporting requirements from being repealed.


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

Status: 4/20/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
4/24/2018 Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/27/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/1/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
5/2/2018 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/2/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 05/03/2018 - No Amendments
5/3/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/4/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/7/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/7/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/15/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/29/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: -
Senate Sponsors: Scott and Moreno--

SB18-276 Increase General Fund Reserve 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 9 2018
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(5) in house calendar.
Short Title: Increase General Fund Reserve
Sponsors: K. Lundberg | K. Lambert / M. Hamner | D. Young
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. For the fiscal year 2018-19, and each fiscal year thereafter, the bill increases the statutorily required general fund reserve from 6.5% to 7.25% of the amount appropriated for expenditure from the general fund.

The bill also repeals the following exceptions from the definition of expenditure that is used to calculate the general fund reserve:

  • Rental and other payments under a lease-purchase agreement for real property included in a separate, operating line item; and
  • Money that the state controller credits from the general fund to the capital construction fund or to the principal of the controlled maintenance trust fund.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/27/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
5/4/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/7/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/8/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/8/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/8/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/8/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/16/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/17/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/17/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/1/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order: 5
House Sponsors: Hamner and Young, Rankin-
Senate Sponsors: Lundberg and Lambert, Moreno--

SCR18-004 Congressional Redistricting 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Congressional Redistricting
Sponsors: K. Grantham | S. Fenberg (D) / C. Duran | P. Neville (R)
Summary:

The concurrent resolution amends the state constitution to create the independent congressional redistricting commission (commission) and to transfer the general assembly's responsibility to divide the state into congressional districts to the commission. Specifically, the concurrent resolution:

  • Specifies that the commission is appointed after each federal decennial census of the United States;
  • Specifies that the commission consists of 12 members, 4 of whom must be registered with the state's largest political party, 4 of whom must be registered with the state's second largest political party, and 4 of whom must not be registered with any political party;
  • Establishes the qualifications to serve on the commission and the method by which commissioners are appointed;
  • Authorizes the commission to adopt rules and specifies how the commission is staffed, how the commission is funded, how the commission is organized, and sets forth the ethical obligations of the commissioners;
  • Requires the commission to provide the opportunity for public involvement, including multiple hearings, the ability to propose maps, and to testify at commission hearings, and requires hearings to comply with state statutes regarding open meetings;
  • Mandates that paid lobbying of the commission be disclosed to the secretary of state by the lobbyist within 72 hours of when the lobbying occurred or when the payment for lobbying occurred, whichever is earlier;
  • Establishes prioritized factors for the commission to use in drawing districts, including federal requirements, the preservation of communities of interest and political subdivisions, and maximizing the number of competitive districts;
  • Prohibits the commission from approving a map if it has been drawn for the purpose of protecting one or more members of or candidates for congress or a political party, and codifies current federal law and related existing federal requirements prohibiting maps drawn for the purpose of or that results in the denial or abridgement of a person's right to vote or electoral influence on account of a person's race, ethnic origin, or membership in a protected language group;
  • Requires at least 8 of the 12 commissioners, including at least 2 of the commissioners who are not registered with any political party, to approve a redistricting map and specifies the date by which a final map must be approved;
  • Specifies that nonpartisan staff will draft a preliminary redistricting map and up to 3 additional maps, and, in the event of deadlock by the commission, creates a process by which nonpartisan staff submit a final map to the Supreme Court for review based on specified criteria; and
  • Allows for judicial review of a commission approved or nonpartisan staff submitted redistricting map, and limits Supreme Court review to whether the commission or the staff committed an abuse of discretion.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this concurrent resolution as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/18/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/23/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Legislative Council
4/26/2018 Senate Committee on Legislative Council Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/27/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/27/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/30/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/3/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/4/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/4/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/7/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/16/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/16/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: -
Senate Sponsors: Grantham and Fenberg, Jahn--

SCR18-005 Legislative Redistricting 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Legislative Redistricting
Sponsors: K. Grantham | S. Fenberg (D) / C. Duran | P. Neville (R)
Summary:

The concurrent resolution amends the state constitution to create the independent legislative redistricting commission (commission) to divide the state into state senate and state representative legislative districts. Specifically, the concurrent resolution:

  • Specifies that the commission is appointed after each federal decennial census of the United States;
  • Specifies that the commission consists of 12 members, 4 of whom must be registered with the state's largest political party, 4 of whom must be registered with the state's second largest political party, and 4 of whom must not be registered with any political party;
  • Establishes the qualifications to serve on the commission and the method by which commissioners are appointed;
  • Authorizes the commission to adopt rules and specifies how the commission is staffed, how the commission is funded, how the commission is organized, and sets forth the ethical obligations of the commissioners;
  • Requires the commission to provide the opportunity for public involvement, including multiple hearings, the ability to propose maps, and to testify at commission hearings, and requires hearings to comply with state statutes regarding open meetings;
  • Mandates that paid lobbying of the commission be disclosed to the secretary of state by the lobbyist within 72 hours of when the lobbying occurred or when the payment for lobbying occurred, whichever is earlier;
  • Establishes prioritized factors for the commission to use in drawing districts, including federal requirements, the preservation of communities of interest and political subdivisions, and maximizing the number of competitive districts;
  • Prohibits the commission from approving a map if it has been drawn for the purpose of protecting one or more members of or candidates for state legislative office or a political party, and codifies current federal law and related existing federal requirements prohibiting maps drawn for the purpose of or that results in the denial or abridgement of a person's right to vote or electoral influence on account of a person's race, ethnic origin, or membership in a protected language group;
  • Requires at least 8 of the 12 commissioners, including at least 2 of the commissioners who are not registered with any political party, to approve a redistricting map and specifies the date by which a final map must be approved;
  • Specifies that nonpartisan staff will draft a preliminary redistricting map and up to 3 additional maps, and, in the event of deadlock by the commission, creates a process by which nonpartisan staff submit a final map to the Supreme Court for review based on specified criteria; and
  • Allows for judicial review of a commission approved or nonpartisan staff submitted redistricting map, and limits Supreme Court review to whether the commission or the staff committed an abuse of discretion.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this concurrent resolution as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/18/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/23/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Legislative Council
4/26/2018 Senate Committee on Legislative Council Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/27/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/27/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/30/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/3/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/4/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/4/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/7/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/7/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/16/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/16/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: -
Senate Sponsors: Grantham and Fenberg, Jahn--