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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 | M. Gray / K. Donovan | R. Fields
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

HB18-1004 Continue Child Care Contribution Tax Credit 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Continue Child Care Contribution Tax Credit
Sponsors: J. Coleman | J. Wilson / J. Tate | J. Kefalas
Summary:

A taxpayer who makes a monetary contribution to promote child care in the state is allowed an income tax credit that is equal to 50% of the total value of the contribution. This exemption is currently available for income tax years that commence prior to January 1, 2020. The bill extends the credit for 5 years.


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
1/29/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended 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 with Amendments - Committee
4/20/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/23/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/26/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/1/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2018 Senate Second Reading 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
5/30/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Coleman and Wilson
Senate Sponsors: Tate and Kefalas

HB18-1022 DOR Department Of Revenue Issue Sales Tax Request For Information 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: DOR Department Of Revenue Issue Sales Tax Request For Information
Sponsors: L. Sias | T. Kraft-Tharp / C. Jahn | T. Neville
Summary:

Sales and Use Tax Simplification Task Force. The bill requires the department of revenue to issue a request for information for an electronic sales and use tax simplification system that the state or any local government that levies a sales or use tax, including a home rule municipality and county, could choose to use that would provide administrative simplification to the state and local sales and use tax system.
(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
1/18/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
1/23/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/24/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/29/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/6/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/9/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/12/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/20/2018 Sent to the Governor
2/20/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/20/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/1/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Sias and Kraft-Tharp
Senate Sponsors: Jahn and Neville T.

HB18-1028 Attorney General Deceptive Practice Court Order 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Attorney General Deceptive Practice Court Order
Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp | C. Wist / L. Court | J. Tate
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:
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. Coram
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 / K. Priola
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

HB18-1036 Reduce Business Personal Property Taxes 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Reduce Business Personal Property Taxes
Sponsors: T. Leonard / T. Neville
Summary:

There is currently an exemption from property tax for business personal property that would otherwise be listed on a single personal property schedule that is equal to $7,400 for the current property tax year cycle. The bill raises the exemption to $50,000 commencing in tax year 2018, and continues to adjust it for inflation for subsequent property tax cycles, so that businesses with personal property under $50,000, or the inflation adjusted amount, would not have to file the business personal property tax forms nor pay the corresponding tax.

The bill also raises the value of business personal property that qualifies for an exemption for consumable property from $350, which is the value set by the property tax administrator, to $500.


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/1/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Leonard, Becker J., Humphrey, Liston, Ransom, Saine, Van Winkle, Lewis
Senate Sponsors: Neville T., Lundberg, Marble, Tate

HB18-1054 Affordable Housing Plastic Shopping Bag Tax 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Affordable Housing Plastic Shopping Bag Tax
Sponsors: P. Rosenthal / L. Court
Summary:

Contingent on prior voter approval, if a store that meets certain criteria provides any plastic shopping bags to a customer, then the store is required to collect a tax of 25 cents from the customer. The tax is the same regardless of the number of bags provided as part of a transaction, but does not apply if the customer is enrolled in the federal supplemental nutrition assistance program. The store is required to remit the tax revenue to the department of revenue (department) after keeping 1% of the taxes to cover the store's collection and remittance expenses. The department may require a store to make returns and payments electronically.

To comply with the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR), a ballot issue about the plastic shopping bag tax is referred to the voters at the November 2018 election. If the voters reject the tax, then the entire article containing the tax is repealed. If the voters approve the tax, then the tax will be imposed beginning January 1, 2019.

The tax revenue is deposited in the general fund via the old age pension fund. Then, an amount equal to the department's administrative expenses is transferred to the newly created plastic shopping bag tax administration cash fund and the remainder of the tax revenue is deposited in the housing development grant fund. The division of housing in the department of local affairs is required to use the money in the housing development grant fund for the existing purposes of the fund, which is to improve, preserve, or expand the supply of affordable housing in Colorado.


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government + Finance + Appropriations
1/31/2018 House Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Rosenthal
Senate Sponsors: Court

HB18-1067 Right To Rest Act 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Right To Rest Act
Sponsors: J. Melton | J. Salazar
Summary:

The bill creates the 'Colorado Right to Rest Act', which establishes basic rights for persons experiencing homelessness, including, but not limited to, the right to use and move freely in public spaces, to rest in public spaces, to eat or accept food in any public space where food is not prohibited, to occupy a legally parked vehicle, and to have a reasonable expectation of privacy of one's property. The bill does not create an obligation for a provider of services for persons experiencing homelessness to provide shelter or services when none are available.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
3/14/2018 House Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Melton and Salazar
Senate Sponsors:

HB18-1074 Deadly Force Against Intruder At A Business 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Deadly Force Against Intruder At A Business
Sponsors: J. Everett / V. Marble
Summary:

The bill extends the right to use deadly force against an intruder under certain conditions to include owners, managers, and employees of a business.


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

Status: 1/16/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/21/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Everett, Buck, Humphrey, Leonard, Lewis, Neville P., Ransom, Saine, Van Winkle,Williams D., Wist
Senate Sponsors: Marble, Grantham, Neville T., Holbert

HB18-1083 On-demand Air Carriers Sales And Use Tax Exemption 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: On-demand Air Carriers Sales And Use Tax Exemption
Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp | L. Sias / J. Tate | A. Williams
Summary:

The bill creates a sales and use tax exemption for aircraft used or purchased for use in interstate or intrastate commerce by an on-demand air carrier.

The bill specifies that a statutory town, city, or county may exempt the same items only by express inclusion of the exemption in its initial sales tax ordinance or resolution or by amendment thereto.

The bill requires any special district or other limited purpose governmental entity that is authorized by law to levy sales tax upon all transactions or incidents with respect to which the state levies sales tax to levy a tax on the same items.


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

Status: 1/18/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor + Finance
2/22/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Finance
3/5/2018 House Committee on Finance 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 with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/25/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/1/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/2/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar 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 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
5/4/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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
6/5/2018 Governor Vetoed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Kraft-Tharp and Sias, McKean
Senate Sponsors: Tate and Williams A.

HB18-1090 Credit Security Freeze For Minors And At-risk Adults 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Credit Security Freeze For Minors And At-risk Adults
Sponsors: C. Duran | K. Ransom
Summary:

Section 2 of the bill requires a consumer reporting agency that has a consumer file on an individual who is under 18 years of age to automatically place a security freeze on the individual's consumer report free of charge. Once the individual reaches 18 years of age, the consumer reporting agency shall automatically unfreeze the individual's consumer report unless the individual or the individual's guardian, at least one month before the individual turns 18 but not more than 6 months before the individual turns 18, requests that the security freeze be maintained.

Section 3 authorizes a guardian to request a security freeze for an individual who is under the charge of the guardian. If the consumer reporting agency does not yet have a consumer report for the individual at the time that a security freeze is requested, the consumer reporting agency is required to create a consumer record for the individual and place a security freeze on the consumer record.

The individual's guardian may request that the consumer reporting agency temporarily lift the security freeze placed on the individual's consumer report or record, lift the security freeze with respect to a specific third party, or permanently remove the security freeze.

A consumer reporting agency is not allowed to charge a fee for the placement, temporary lift, partial lift, or removal of a security freeze on the individual's consumer report or record.

Section 1 defines the terms 'guardian', 'legal guardian', 'protected consumer', 'sufficient proof of authority', and 'sufficient proof of identification' and amends the definition of 'security freeze' to apply to individuals under the charge of a guardian.

Section 4 adds a summary of rights that consumer reporting agencies are required to send to consumers concerning:

  • The automatic security freeze placed on individuals under 18 years of age for whom a consumer reporting agency has a consumer file; and
  • A guardian's right to request a security freeze for an individual who is under the guardian's charge and for whom a consumer reporting agency does not have a consumer file.

Sections 5 through 8 make conforming amendments.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/18/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/7/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Duran and Ransom
Senate Sponsors:

HB18-1106 Minimum Wage Requirement Waiver 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Minimum Wage Requirement Waiver
Sponsors: D. Williams
Summary:

Current law establishes and requires an annual adjustment of the minimum wage for certain employees. The bill allows an applicant for employment or an employee to negotiate a different wage that is agreeable to the employer and the applicant or employee. The bill requires employers to post a notice of the right to negotiate wages.


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

Status: 1/18/2018 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: Williams D., Humphrey, Neville P.
Senate Sponsors:

HB18-1113 Small Business Regulatory Reform 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Small Business Regulatory Reform
Sponsors: P. Neville / T. Neville | V. Marble
Summary:

The bill enacts the 'Regulatory Reform Act of 2018'. Section 2 of the bill makes legislative declarations about the importance of businesses with 100 or fewer employees to the Colorado economy and the difficulty these types of businesses have in complying with new administrative rules that are not known or understood by these businesses.

Section 3 defines 'new rule' as any regulatory requirement in existence for less than one year prior to its enforcement by a state agency, and 'minor violation' as any violation of a new rule by a business with 100 or fewer employees where the violation is minor in nature, involving record-keeping or other issues that do not affect the safety of the public. Section 3 provides exceptions from the definition of 'minor violation' for certain types of rules.

For the first minor violation of a new rule by a business of 100 or fewer employees, section 4 requires a state agency to issue a written warning and engage the business in educational outreach as to the methods of complying with the new rule. Section 3 requires state agencies to make information on new rules available and allows this information to be made available in electronic form.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/19/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/14/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors:

HB18-1119 Highway Building & Maintenance Funding 
Comment:
Position: Monitor Pending Amendments
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.

HB18-1125 Tax Credit Employer-assisted Housing Pilot Program 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Tax Credit Employer-assisted Housing Pilot Program
Sponsors: J. Wilson
Summary:

As a pilot program to promote employer-assisted housing projects in rural areas, for income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2018, but prior to January 1, 2022, the bill creates a state income tax credit for a donation a taxpayer makes to a sponsor that is used solely for the costs associated with an employer-assisted eligible activity in a rural area. The bill defines 'sponsor' to mean the Colorado housing and finance authority, a housing authority operated by a county or municipality, or a nonprofit corporation that has been designated as a community development corporation under the federal tax code.

The amount of the credit allowed by the bill is 20% of the approved amount of the donation as documented in a form and manner acceptable to the department of revenue (department); except that the aggregate amount of the credit awarded to any one taxpayer is limited to $400 in any one income tax year.

If the amount of the credit allowed exceeds the amount of the taxpayer's income tax liability in the income tax year for which the credit is being claimed, the amount of the credit not used as an offset against income taxes in such income tax year is not allowed as a refund but may be carried forward and applied against the income tax due in each of the 5 succeeding income tax years, but must first be applied against the income tax due for the earliest of the income tax years possible.

A taxpayer claiming the credit allowed by the bill is required to submit, maintain, and record any information that the department may require by rule regarding the taxpayer's donation to the sponsor, including the certificate received evidencing the donation. The bill specifies various verification procedures that the taxpayer and sponsor must follow for the taxpayer to be able to claim the credit.

The bill requires each sponsor that has issued certificates evidencing donations in a calendar year in the cumulative amount of $10,000 or more to report to the general assembly by the deadlines specified in the bill on the overall economic activity, usage, and impact to the state from the employer-assisted eligible activity for which it has certified a donation eligible for a tax credit under the bill.

The bill requires the department and the division of housing within the department of local affairs (division) to promulgate any rules necessary to facilitate the effective implementation of this tax credit. The department and the division may each develop policies and procedures necessary to facilitate the effective implementation of the tax credit.

The bill prohibits a taxpayer from claiming the tax credit under the bill for a donation for which the taxpayer is claiming any other state tax credit or deduction.

By the deadlines specified in the bill, the division is required to provide the department with an electronic report on the taxpayers who have received a tax credit under the bill for the calendar year that conforms to the income tax year for which the credit is allowed. The bill specifies information the report must contain.

The tax credit is repealed, effective July 1, 2032.


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

Status: 1/19/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
2/26/2018 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Wilson
Senate Sponsors:

HB18-1128 Protections For Consumer Data Privacy 
Comment:
Position: Oppose w/o amendments
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Protections For Consumer Data Privacy
Sponsors: C. Wist | J. Bridges / K. Lambert | L. Court
Summary:

Except for conduct in compliance with applicable federal, state, or local law, the bill requires covered and governmental entities in Colorado that maintain paper or electronic documents (documents) that contain personal identifying information (personal information) to develop and maintain a written policy for the destruction and proper disposal of those documents. Entities that maintain, own, or license personal information, including those that use a nonaffiliated third party as a service provider, shall implement and maintain reasonable security procedures for the personal information. The notification laws governing disclosure of unauthorized acquisitions of unencrypted and encrypted computerized data are expanded to specify who must be notified following such unauthorized acquisition and what must be included in such notification.


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

Status: 1/19/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/14/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended 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 with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/20/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/23/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/1/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/2/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/3/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/4/2018 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
5/29/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Wist and Bridges
Senate Sponsors: Lambert and Court

HB18-1135 Extend Advanced Industry Export Acceleration Program 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Extend Advanced Industry Export Acceleration Program
Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp | J. Wilson / J. Tate
Summary:

The bill extends the advanced industries export acceleration program that is currently managed by the office of economic development.


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

Status: 1/23/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor + Appropriations
2/8/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/19/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/20/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/23/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/25/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/26/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar 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
5/15/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/15/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/16/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/29/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Kraft-Tharp and Wilson
Senate Sponsors: Tate

HB18-1179 Prohibit Price Gouging On Prescription Drugs 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Prohibit Price Gouging On Prescription Drugs
Sponsors: J. Salazar
Summary:

The bill:

  • Prohibits a pharmaceutical manufacturer or wholesaler from price gouging on sales of essential off-patent or generic drugs;
  • Makes the practice of price gouging a deceptive trade practice under the 'Colorado Consumer Protection Act'; and
  • Requires the state board of pharmacy and the executive director of the department of health care policy and financing to report suspected price gouging to the attorney general. The attorney general is authorized to seek subpoenas and file lawsuits with the appropriate district courts.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/2/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
3/8/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
3/14/2018 House Committee on Finance 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 - Laid Over to 04/16/2018 - No Amendments
4/16/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/19/2018 - No Amendments
4/19/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 04/23/2018 - No Amendments
4/23/2018 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 04/27/2018 - No Amendments
4/27/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/2/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 08/31/2018 - No Amendments
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Salazar, Melton
Senate Sponsors:

HB18-1184 Create Next Generation 911 Board 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Create Next Generation 911 Board
Sponsors: T. Exum | P. Lawrence / I. Aguilar | B. Gardner
Summary:

The bill requires the public utilities commission (commission) to annually publish a 'state of 911' report. The report must address the commission's activities related to 911 service, the current statewide architecture and operations related to 911 service, 911 network reliability and resiliency, any identified gaps or vulnerabilities in 911 service, national trends and activities, funding, and the implementation of next generation 911. The commission is required to consult with public safety answering points, local 911 governing bodies, and statewide organizations representing public safety agencies in creating the report.


(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 Business Affairs and Labor
3/13/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
3/27/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended 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 with Amendments - Committee
4/20/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/23/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/26/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/30/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/15/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/15/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/16/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/29/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Exum and Lawrence
Senate Sponsors: Aguilar and Gardner

HB18-1185 Market Sourcing For Business Income Tax Apportionment 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Market Sourcing For Business Income Tax Apportionment
Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp | C. Wist / T. Neville | D. Moreno
Summary:

For income tax years commencing on and after January 1, 2019, the bill generally replaces the method for sourcing of sales for purposes of apportioning the income of a taxpayer that has income from the sale of services or from the sale, lease, license, or rental of intangible property in both Colorado and other states from the cost-of-performance test in the case of services and the commercial domicile test in the case of intangible property to a market-based sourcing system. Under this new system, receipts for the sale of services or from the sale, lease, license, or rental of intangible property are apportioned to Colorado based not on where the service is performed, but where the service is delivered.


(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 Business Affairs and Labor
2/15/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to Finance
2/28/2018 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 Amended 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 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
5/22/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/22/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/22/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/4/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Kraft-Tharp and Wist
Senate Sponsors: Neville T. and Moreno

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

HB18-1190 Modify Job Creation Main Street Revitalization Act 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Modify Job Creation Main Street Revitalization Act
Sponsors: D. Esgar | H. McKean / J. Tate | L. Garcia
Summary:

The bill makes the following modifications to the existing 'Colorado Job Creation and Main Street Revitalization Act':

  • Adds a definition of a key term and streamlines and clarifies existing definitions;
  • Adds subheadings to subsections to promote greater clarity;
  • Extends the last income tax year for which the tax credit is available from 2019 to 2029;
  • Separates subsections dealing solely with residential structures from subsections dealing solely with commercial structures to promote greater clarity;
  • Under the existing tax credit, the amount of the tax credit, measured by a percentage of the actual qualified rehabilitation expenditures, is increased when the historic structure, whether commercial or residential, is located in a disaster area. The bill also increases the amount of the tax credit when the structure is located in a rural community. The bill prohibits a taxpayer from claiming the benefits offered for a structure in a disaster area or in a rural community.
  • Requires the state historical society (society) to promulgate rules as necessary to to further implement the tax credits to be claimed for the substantial rehabilitation of qualified residential structures. Requires the society to promulgate rules on standards for the approval of the substantial rehabilitation of qualified residential structures and related reporting requirements.
  • In connection with the reservation of tax credits for qualified commercial structures, changes the existing requirements under which the Colorado office of economic opportunity (office) uses a lottery process to determine the order in which it will review applications and plans received on the same day to a process under which the office must date and timestamp each application and review a plan and application on the basis of the order in which such documents were submitted;
  • Streamlines procedures the owner of a qualified commercial structure is to follow upon the completion of rehabilitation of the structure to obtain a tax credit certificate;
  • For income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2020 but prior to January 1, 2030, maintains the aggregate limit on the amount of a tax credit certificate issued for any one qualified commercial structure at $1 million as for the 2016 through 2019 tax years;
  • For qualified commercial structures, regardless of the amount of estimated qualified rehabilitation expenditures, the bill maintains the aggregate amount of all tax credits that may be reserved for each of the 2020 through 2029 calendar years in the same amount as for the 2017 through 2019 tax years, at $10 million, but specifies that the aggregate reservation amount of the $10 million in tax credits in any tax year that may be reserved by the office must be equally split between large and small projects for qualified commercial structures;
  • Deletes existing provisions specifying the aggregate amount of tax credits that may be issued for particular income tax years;
  • Deletes a reporting requirement that is part of existing law but requires the society to provide a report to the department of revenue by March 15, 2019, and on a quarterly basis thereafter specifying the ownership of tax credits (as well as transfers of tax credits in the case of tax credits for qualified commercial structures) to be claimed for the rehabilitation of qualified residential and commercial structures covering the period since the last report;
  • Changes an existing provision mandating that the office, in consultation with the society, promulgate rules necessary to further implement the tax credits to be claimed for the substantial rehabilitation for qualified commercial structures so that the duty to promulgate rules is permissive; and
  • Clarifies that certain requirements found in existing law are intended to apply only to tax credits issued for qualified commercial structures.
    (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 Finance
2/28/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended 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 with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/25/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/1/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/2/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended 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
5/22/2018 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: Esgar and McKean, Arndt, Becker K., Catlin, Covarrubias, Duran, Hansen, Hooton,Lawrence, Liston, McLachlan, Michaelson Jenet, Rankin, Reyher, Roberts, Rosenthal,Singer, Thurlow, Winter
Senate Sponsors: Tate and Garcia, Coram, Crowder, Donovan, Fenberg, Grantham, Martinez Humenik,Priola

HB18-1195 Tax Credit Contributions Organizations Affordable Housing 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Tax Credit Contributions Organizations Affordable Housing
Sponsors: D. Pabon | J. Bridges / J. Tate
Summary:

For income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2019, but prior to January 1, 2023, the bill creates a state income tax credit for a donation of cash or securities a taxpayer makes to an eligible developer to be used solely for the costs associated with an eligible project.

The bill defines 'eligible developer' to mean, in part, a nonprofit community-based home ownership development organization that satisfies specified requirements relating to its background in the field of housing development and is developing or plans to develop the eligible project that is or will be receiving the donations for which the tax credits may be claimed. The bill defines 'eligible project' to mean the development of new residential housing for home ownership consisting of one or more residential units constructed for sale to a buyer whose median income is 120% or less of the area median income and for which each unit sold is to be preserved as affordable housing for a minimum of 15 years by means of a specified deed restriction or long-term land use. In order to be designated as an eligible developer authorized to accept donations, a nonprofit community-based home ownership development organization must satisfy certain criteria as created and evaluated and as may be amended by the Colorado housing and finance authority (authority).

The amount of the credit allowed by the bill is 50% of the amount of the money or the value of the securities donated to the eligible developer as documented in a form and manner acceptable to the department of revenue (department); except that the aggregate amount of the credit awarded to any one taxpayer under the bill is limited to $250,000 in any one income tax year.

The aggregate amount of tax credits certified is limited to $1.5 million for each tax year beginning January 1, 2019, but prior to the tax year beginning January 1, 2023.

If the amount of the credit allowed exceeds the amount of the taxpayer's income tax liability in the income tax year for which the credit is being claimed, the amount of the credit not used as an offset against income taxes in such income tax year is not allowed as a refund but may be carried forward and applied against the income tax due in each of the 5 succeeding income tax years, but must first be applied against the income tax due for the earliest of the income tax years possible.

A tax credit allowed by the bill is neither transferable nor assignable to any other taxpayer.

In order to claim the credit, the donation the taxpayer provides to obtain the credit must be accepted by the eligible developer to whom it has been given and certified by the authority. The authority is required to certify each donation. The authority completes certification by providing a certificate to the taxpayer in a format acceptable to the department evidencing that the certification requirements of the bill have been met. The authority is permitted to charge and collect an administrative fee from each applicant to recover program administration costs and expenses.

A taxpayer claiming the credit must submit, maintain, and record any information that the department may require by rule regarding the taxpayer's donation to the eligible developer, including the certificate received from the authority. A taxpayer is required to electronically file with the department the certificate the taxpayer receives from the authority.

Not later than January 15 of each year immediately following the year in which the authority certifies a tax credit, the authority is required to provide the department with an electronic report on the taxpayers who have received a credit for the calendar year that conforms to the income tax year for which the credit is allowed. The bill specifies information the report must contain.

The tax credit is repealed, effective July 1, 2030.


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

Status: 2/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
2/26/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/4/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/4/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/7/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/7/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/7/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Pabon, Landgraf
Senate Sponsors: Tate, Gardner, Scott

HB18-1207 Hospital Financial Transparency Measures 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Hospital Financial Transparency Measures
Sponsors: C. Kennedy | B. Rankin / D. Moreno | J. Smallwood
Summary:

The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing (department), in consultation with the Colorado healthcare affordability and sustainability enterprise board, to develop and prepare an annual report detailing uncompensated hospital costs and the different categories of expenditures made by general hospitals in the state (hospital expenditure report). In compiling the hospital expenditure report, the department shall use publicly available data sources whenever possible. Each general hospital in the state is required to make available to the department certain information, including:

  • Hospital cost reports submitted to the federal centers for medicare and medicaid services;
  • Annual audited financial statements; except that, if a hospital is part of a consolidated or combined group, the hospital may submit a consolidated or combined financial statement if the group's statement separately identifies the information for each of the group's licensed hospitals;
  • Utilization and staffing information and standard units of measure; and
  • Information accessed through a secure, online data collection and reporting system that provides a central location for the collection and analysis of hospital utilization and financial data.

The hospital expenditure report must include, but not be limited to:

  • A description of the methods of analysis and definitions of report components by payer group;
  • Uncompensated care costs by payer group; and
  • The percentage that different categories of expenses contribute to overall expenses of hospitals.

The department is required to submit the hospital expenditure report to the governor, specified committees of the general assembly, and the medical services board in the department. The department is also directed to post the hospital expenditure report on the department's website.


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

Status: 2/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
3/8/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/13/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2018 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: Kennedy and Rankin
Senate Sponsors: Moreno and Smallwood

HB18-1217 Income Tax Credit For Employer 529 Contributions 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Income Tax Credit For Employer 529 Contributions
Sponsors: K. Van Winkle | A. Garnett / B. Gardner
Summary:

The bill creates a temporary income tax credit for income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2019, but prior to January 1, 2022, for employers that make contributions to 529 qualified state tuition program accounts owned by their employees in an amount equal to 20% of the contribution, not to exceed $500.


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

Status: 2/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Finance
3/12/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Finance
3/14/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended 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 with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/20/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/23/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/26/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/1/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/07/2018 - No Amendments
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
5/29/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Van Winkle and Garnett
Senate Sponsors: Gardner

HB18-1230 Creation Of Work Status For Immigrants 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Creation Of Work Status For Immigrants
Sponsors: D. Pabon / I. Aguilar
Summary:

The bill creates in the department of labor and employment a purple card program that would allow certain persons who came to the United States without legal documentation to apply for a purple card allowing them to work legally in Colorado. The executive director of the department will ensure that the information provided by a purple card applicant remains confidential.

The bill appropriates $103,815 to the department to implement the bill.


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

Status: 2/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/24/2018 House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
4/26/2018 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Finance
4/30/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/2/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended 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 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/7/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Pabon
Senate Sponsors: Aguilar

HB18-1237 Sunset Continue Cost-benefit Analysis For Rules 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Sunset Continue Cost-benefit Analysis For Rules
Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp | K. Van Winkle / T. Neville
Summary:

Sunset Process - House Business Affairs and Labor Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies' (department) sunset review and report on requirements and procedures regarding the preparation of a cost-benefit analysis by:

  • Continuing the requirements and procedures indefinitely ( recommendation 1 , sections 1 and 2 of the bill);
  • Requiring state rule-making agencies to include on their applicable websites information about the cost-benefit analysis process and a link to the online regulatory notice enrollment form created by the executive director of the department or the executive director's designee ( recommendation 2 , section 2).
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 2/7/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
2/22/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/27/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/27/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/28/2018 - No Amendments
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 Business, Labor, & Technology
3/21/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/26/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/27/2018 Senate Second Reading Referred to Appropriations - No Amendments
4/3/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/4/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/5/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/6/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/6/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over to 04/09/2018
4/9/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Adhere
4/10/2018 Senate Considered House Adherence - Result was to Recede
4/17/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/19/2018 Sent to the Governor
4/19/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/25/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Kraft-Tharp and Van Winkle, Arndt, Coleman, Garnett, Gray, Liston, Rosenthal,Sandridge, Sias, Thurlow, Williams D.
Senate Sponsors: Neville T.

HB18-1250 Analysis To Improve Compliance With Rules By Businesses. 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Analysis To Improve Compliance With Rules By Businesses.
Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp | L. Sias / K. Priola
Summary:

The bill requires each state agency to conduct an analysis of noncompliance with its rules to identify rules with the greatest frequency of noncompliance, rules that generate the greatest amount of fines, how many first-time offenders were given the opportunity to cure a minor violation, and what factors contribute to noncompliance by regulated businesses. The analysis will guide each department on how to improve its education and outreach to regulated businesses on compliance with the department's rules. Each state agency is required to forward that analysis to the department of regulatory agencies, which shall compile and summarize those analyses into one combined analysis of noncompliance to be presented at the department of regulatory agencies' 'State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act' hearing.


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

Status: 2/21/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
3/15/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor 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 Laid Over to 03/23/2018 - No Amendments
3/23/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/26/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/26/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/11/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/16/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/17/2018 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
5/3/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Kraft-Tharp and Sias
Senate Sponsors: Priola

HB18-1261 Colorado Arbitration Fairness Act 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Colorado Arbitration Fairness Act
Sponsors: M. Weissman / 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. Roberts / 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:

HB18-1274 Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050
Sponsors: K. Becker | J. Bridges / A. Kerr
Summary:

The bill requires that, by the year 2050, statewide greenhouse gas emissions be reduced by at least 80% of the levels of greenhouse gas emissions that existed in the year 2005.


(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 Transportation & Energy
3/21/2018 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/26/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/27/2018 - No Amendments
3/27/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/28/2018 - No Amendments
3/28/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/29/2018 - No Amendments
3/29/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/02/2018 - No Amendments
4/2/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/3/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/3/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy + Transportation
4/11/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Becker K. and Bridges, Arndt, Foote, Herod, Kennedy, Lee, Michaelson Jenet, Roberts,Rosenthal, Singer, Weissman, Winter, Young
Senate Sponsors: Kerr, Aguilar, Court, Donovan, Fenberg, Fields, Garcia, Guzman, Jones, Kagan, Kefalas,Merrifield, Moreno, Todd, Williams A., Zenzinger

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. Moreno
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 | J. Bridges / K. Donovan | N. Todd
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

HB18-1305 Income Tax Check-off Young Americans Financial Education 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Income Tax Check-off Young Americans Financial Education
Sponsors: J. Coleman | P. Neville / T. Neville
Summary:

The bill creates the Young Americans Center for Financial Education fund (fund) in the state treasury. A voluntary contribution designation line for the fund will appear on the state individual income tax return form (form) for the 5 income tax years following the year that the executive director of the department of revenue (department) certifies to the revisor of statutes that:

  • There is a space available on the form; and
  • The fund is next in the queue.

Once the fund is placed on the form, the department is directed to determine annually the total amount contributed to the fund and report that amount to the state treasurer and the general assembly. The state treasurer is required to credit that amount to the fund, and the general assembly appropriates from the fund to the department the costs of administering money designated for the fund. After that amount is deducted, the money remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year is transferred to the Young Americans Center for Financial Education, a nonprofit organization.

Following the statutory 2-year grace period for new tax check-offs, the fund is required to achieve the minimum contribution amount of $50,000 per year to remain on the form.

The fund is repealed in the sixth income tax year following the year in which the director files the certification, unless it is continued by the general assembly before then.


(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 Finance
3/26/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended 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 - No Amendments
4/3/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/3/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/10/2018 Senate Committee on Finance 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
4/26/2018 Sent to the Governor
4/26/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/26/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/4/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Coleman and Neville P.
Senate Sponsors: Neville T.

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 | J. Becker / O. Hill | 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

HB18-1312 Open Internet Customer Protections In Colorado 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Open Internet Customer Protections In Colorado
Sponsors: C. Hansen | L. Herod / K. Donovan
Summary:

Section 1 of the bill disqualifies an internet service provider from receiving money from the high cost support mechanism if the internet service provider engages in any of the following practices:

  • Blocking lawful internet content, applications, services, or devices unless such blocking is conducted in a manner consistent with reasonable network management practices;
  • Engaging in paid prioritization of internet content;
  • Regulating network traffic by throttling bandwidth or otherwise impairing or degrading lawful internet traffic on the basis of internet content, application, service, or use of a device unless such impairment or degradation is conducted in a manner consistent with reasonable network management practices; or
  • Not providing transparency of its reasonable network management practices.

Section 1 also requires that, if the public utilities commission, after reviewing any federal agency or federal court decision against an internet service provider, determines that, based on the federal decision, the internet service provider has engaged in any of the practices listed above, the commission shall issue an order requiring the internet service provider to refund any money that the internet service provider received in the prior 24 months from the high cost support mechanism or from any other state support mechanism or other state funding source established to help finance broadband deployment.

Section 2 requires the broadband deployment board to periodically review the websites of the federal trade commission and the federal communications commission to determine if either agency issued a decision concerning a broadband deployment grant applicant or recipient. If, upon the board's review of any such agency decision, the board determines based on the federal agency's decision that a grant applicant or recipient has engaged in any of the practices listed above in section 1, the board shall deny the application and inform the public utilities commission about the grant recipient.

Section 3 requires the attorney general or the attorney general's designee, in collaboration with the broadband deployment board, to develop guidance for consumers on how to file a complaint with the federal trade commission to allege that an internet service provider has engaged in any of the practices listed above.

Section 4 requires a governmental body, when contracting for broadband internet access service, to give a preference to an internet service provider that certifies to the governmental body that it will not engage in any of the practices listed above in section 1.
(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 State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/11/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/16/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/17/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/17/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/23/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors:

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 / J. Cooke | A. Williams
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.

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

HB18-1358 Health Care Charges Billing Required Disclosures 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Health Care Charges Billing Required Disclosures
Sponsors: M. Foote | S. Beckman / K. Lundberg | I. Aguilar
Summary:

The bill imposes requirements on health care facilities, health care providers, pharmacies, and health insurers, starting January 1, 2019, to disclose information about health care charges. Specifically, section 2 of the bill enacts the 'Comprehensive Health Care Billing Transparency Act' (act), which requires health care facilities, including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, community clinics, and physician practice groups, to:

  • Publish their fee schedules or other lists of charges the facilities bill for specific health care services before applying any discounts, rebates, or other charge adjustment mechanisms;
  • Include in every bill sent to a patient an itemized detail of each health care service provided, the charge for the service, how any payment or adjustment by the patient's health insurer was applied to each line item in the bill, and, for hospitals, the amount of the healthcare affordability and sustainability fee the hospital is charged; and
  • In situations where an individual provides health insurance information to the facility or a provider in a facility setting, disclose whether the facility or provider participates in the individual's health insurance plan; whether the services the facility or provider will render will be covered as an in-network or out-of-network benefit; and whether the individual will receive a service from an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility.

For an individual health care provider who provides health care services at a health care facility, has a separate fee schedule for the services the provider delivers in the facility setting, and whose fees for those services are not included in the facility's published fee schedule, the provider must provide a fee schedule to the facility for posting on the facility's website.

Section 2 also prohibits a facility or provider from billing a patient or third-party payer an amount in excess of the lower of any established self-pay rate or the lowest rate negotiated with or reimbursed by any third-party payer, including the federal centers for medicare and medicaid services in the United States department of health and human services, for the particular health care services rendered to the patient if the facility or provider has failed to publish or provide its fee schedule.

Additionally, section 2 requires a pharmacy to publish a list of its retail drug prices, which is a list of the charges the pharmacy charges to an insured or uninsured person for prescription drugs it administers or dispenses, before any rebates, discounts, or other price adjustment mechanisms are applied. Section 4 specifies that failure to comply with the requirements to publish retail drug prices constitutes grounds for the state board of pharmacy to discipline a pharmacist.

Health insurers, facilities, and providers are prohibited from including any provision in a contract between the parties issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2019, that restricts the ability of a provider, facility, or health insurer to provide patients with the charge information required to be published. Section 2 also directs the state board of pharmacy to adopt rules necessary to implement the provisions of the act that are applicable to pharmacies and the executive director of the department of public health and environment to adopt any other rules necessary to implement and administer the act.

Section 3 requires health insurers to publish information about contract terms, cost-sharing arrangements, and prescription drug prices. The commissioner of insurance is directed to adopt rules to implement and administer these requirements and is authorized to use enforcement powers under current law to enforce the requirements on health insurers.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 4/4/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
4/27/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Foote and Beckman
Senate Sponsors: Lundberg and Aguilar

HB18-1368 Local Control Of Minimum Wage 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Local Control Of Minimum Wage
Sponsors: J. Danielson | J. Melton / M. Merrifield | D. Moreno
Summary:

The bill allows a unit of local government to enact laws increasing the minimum wage within its jurisdiction.


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

Status: 4/9/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
4/18/2018 House Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/23/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/24/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/26/2018 - No Amendments
4/26/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/26/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/3/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Danielson and Melton
Senate Sponsors: Merrifield and Moreno

HB18-1373 Private Entities Use State Telecommunications Network 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Private Entities Use State Telecommunications Network
Sponsors: J. Becker | C. Hansen / R. Baumgardner | J. Kefalas
Summary:

Capital Development Committee. The bill authorizes private entities to use the state telecommunications network through public-private partnerships considered, evaluated, and accepted by the chief information officer and relocates laws related to the state telecommunications network from the department of public safety's statutes to the statutes regarding telecommunications coordination within state government. The bill also specifies that any lease revenues from public-private partnerships must be credited 75% to the public safety communications trust fund for improvements to the state telecommunications network and 25% to the public school capital construction assistance fund for technology grants.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/9/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
4/19/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor 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 Finance
5/2/2018 Senate Committee on Finance 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
5/17/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/18/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/18/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/6/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Becker J. and Hansen, Esgar
Senate Sponsors: Baumgardner and Kefalas, Sonnenberg

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

HB18-1378 Equal Pay For Equal Work Act 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Equal Pay For Equal Work Act
Sponsors: J. Danielson | J. Buckner / K. Donovan | R. Fields
Summary:

The bill authorizes the director of the division of labor standards and statistics in the department of labor and employment (director) to administer and enforce the law that prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee on the basis of sex and to issue awards to employees and impose penalties on employers for violations. The bill removes the director's enforcement authority and instead permits an aggrieved person to bring a civil action in district court to pursue remedies specified in the bill. The bill allows exceptions to the prohibition if the employer demonstrates that a wage differential is based upon one or more factors including a seniority system, a merit system, or a system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production or a bona fide factor other than sex.

The bill prohibits an employer from discharging or retaliating against an employee for actions by an employee asserting the rights established by the bill against an employer.

An employer is required to announce to all employees employment advancement opportunities and the pay range for the opportunities. The director is authorized to enforce actions against an employer concerning transparency in pay and employment opportunities, including fines of between $500 and $10,000 per violation.

$85,034 is appropriated from the employment support fund to the department of labor and employment for use by the division of labor standards and statistics.


(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 Appropriations
4/26/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/30/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/1/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/4/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Danielson
Senate Sponsors: Donovan and Fields

HB18-1384 Study Health Care Coverage Options 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Study Health Care Coverage Options
Sponsors: D. Roberts | M. Catlin / D. Coram | K. Donovan
Summary:

The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing and the division of insurance in the department of regulatory agencies (departments) to conduct a study and to prepare and submit a report to certain committees of the general assembly concerning the costs, benefits, and feasibility of implementing a medicaid buy-in option, a public-private partnership option, or a community- or regionally based option for health care coverage.

The report must contain a detailed analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of each option and must identify the most feasible option based on objectives and criteria described in the bill.

In conducting the study, the departments shall engage in a stakeholder process that includes public and private health insurance experts, consumers, consumer advocates, providers, and carriers.

The bill includes an appropriation.


(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 Health, Insurance, & Environment
4/17/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/23/2018 House Committee on Appropriations 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
5/4/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Roberts and Catlin, Wilson
Senate Sponsors: Coram and Donovan

HB18-1386 Allow Treasurer Collect Property Tax Prepayments 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Allow Treasurer Collect Property Tax Prepayments
Sponsors: M. Gray
Summary:

The bill authorizes a county treasurer to accept, at the option of a taxpayer, prepayments of property taxes. Payments can only be made within one year of when the taxes are due and no interest accrues to the taxpayer. The taxes collected are distributed to taxing entities in January of the year in which they become due.


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

Status: 4/12/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/23/2018 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Gray
Senate Sponsors:

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. Coram | 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
5/30/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Weissman
Senate Sponsors:

HB18-1420 Early Childhood Development Special District 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Early Childhood Development Special District
Sponsors: M. Hamner | B. Rankin / R. Scott
Summary:

The bill authorizes the creation of early childhood development service districts (districts) to provide services for children from birth through 8 years of age. Early childhood development services are defined to include early care and educational, health, mental health, and developmental services, including prevention and intervention. Districts are authorized to seek voter approval to levy property taxes and sales taxes in the district to generate revenues to provide early childhood development services.

The district must be organized pursuant to the 'Special District Act' as modified by the bill. Under the bill, all eligible electors in the proposed district, rather than only property owners, are able to vote on the organization of the district and related ballot issues. The service plan for a proposed district is not required to be submitted to the planning commission for each county in which the special district is proposed to be located, and instead is submitted directly to the board of county commissioners (board) for such counties. In addition, the bill directs that the board shall not accept or act upon the request of a person owning property in the proposed service area to have his or her property excluded from the special district. The court conducting a hearing for the petition is also directed to not accept or act upon such a petition to exclude property from the district. The districts are governed by the 'Special District Act'; except that they are not subject to provisions concerning the inclusion or exclusion of property, procedures for the levy and collection of taxes, the certification and notice of special district taxes for general obligation indebtedness, property tax reduction agreements, and public improvement contracts.

A district is authorized to contract with or work with another district or other provider of early childhood development services to provide services throughout the district.


(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 Local Government
4/26/2018 House Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2018 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/27/2018 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: Hamner and Rankin
Senate Sponsors:

HB18-1426 Virtual Currency Exemption Money Transmitters Act 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 9 2018
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(3) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Virtual Currency Exemption Money Transmitters Act
Sponsors: D. Pabon | J. Melton / T. Neville | J. Tate
Summary:

The bill defines 'open blockchain token' and exempts certain open blockchain tokens from the definition of 'security' for purposes of the 'Colorado Securities Act'.


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

Status: 4/25/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/2/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs 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 to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/8/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/9/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2018 Senate Third Reading Lost - No Amendments
5/9/2018 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order: 3
House Sponsors: Pabon
Senate Sponsors: Neville, T.

HB18-1436 Extreme Risk Protection Orders 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Extreme Risk Protection Orders
Sponsors: A. Garnett | C. Wist / L. Court
Summary:

The bill creates the ability for a family or household member or a law enforcement officer to petition the court for a temporary extreme risk protection order (ERPO). The petitioner must establish by a preponderance of the evidence that a person poses a significant risk to self or others by having a firearm in her or her custody or control or by possessing, purchasing, or receiving a firearm. The petitioner must submit an affidavit signed under oath and penalty of perjury that sets forth facts to support the issuance of a temporary ERPO and a reasonable basis for believing they exist. The court must hold a temporary ERPO hearing in person or by telephone on the day the petition is filed or on the court day immediately following the day the petition is filed.

After issuance of a temporary ERPO, the court must schedule a second hearing no later than 7 days following the issuance to determine whether the issuance of a continuing ERPO is warranted. If a family or household member or a law enforcement officer establishes by clear and convincing evidence that a person poses a significant risk to self or others by having a firearm in his or her custody or control or by possessing, purchasing, or receiving a firearm, the court may issue a continuing ERPO. The ERPO would prohibit the respondent from possessing, controlling, purchasing, or receiving a firearm for 182 days.

Upon issuance of the ERPO, the respondent shall surrender all of his or her firearms and his or her concealed carry permit if the respondent has one. The respondent may surrender his or her firearms either to a law enforcement agency or a federally licensed firearms dealer. If a person other than the respondent claims title to any firearms surrendered to law enforcement, the firearm shall be returned to him or her.

The respondent can motion the court once during the 182-day ERPO for a hearing to terminate the ERPO. The petitioner has the burden of proof at a termination hearing. The court shall terminate the ERPO if the petitioner does not establish by clear and convincing evidence that the respondent continues to pose a significant risk of causing personal injury to self or others by having in his or her custody or control a firearm or by purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm. The party requesting the original ERPO may request an extension of the ERPO before it expires. The requesting party must show by clear and convincing evidence that the respondent continues to pose a significant risk of causing personal injury to self or others by having a firearm in his or her custody or control or by purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm. If the ERPO expires or is terminated, all of the respondent's firearms must be returned.

The bill requires the state court administrator to develop and prepare standard petitions and ERPO forms. Additionally, the state court administrator at the judicial department's 'State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act' hearing shall provide statistics related to petitions for ERPOs.


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

Status: 4/30/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
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 Laid Over to 05/04/2018 - No Amendments
5/4/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/7/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to
5/7/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/7/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Garnett and Wist
Senate Sponsors:

SB18-001 Transportation Infrastructure Funding 
Comment: Support with Bonding Payment coming from GF not out of current CDOT funds
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Transportation Infrastructure Funding
Sponsors: R. Baumgardner | J. Cooke / P. Buck | F. Winter
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

SB18-002 Financing Rural Broadband Deployment 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Financing Rural Broadband Deployment
Sponsors: D. Coram | J. Sonnenberg / K. Becker | C. Duran
Summary:

Section 1 of the bill amends the definition of 'broadband network' to increase the speed of downstream broadband internet service from at least 4 megabits per second to at least 10 megabits per second and the definition of 'unserved area' to refer to an area that is unincorporated, or within a city with a population of fewer than 7,500 inhabitants, and that is not receiving federal support to construct a broadband network to serve a majority of the households in each census block in the area.

Section 2 requires the public utilities commission (commission), in 2019, to allocate 60% of the total amount of high cost support mechanism (HCSM) money that the nonrural incumbent local exchange carrier would receive to the HCSM account dedicated to broadband deployment, and to allocate an additional 10% of the total money that the nonrural incumbent local exchange carrier would receive in each subsequent year until, in 2023, all of the money that the nonrural incumbent local exchange carrier would receive is allocated to the HCSM account dedicated to broadband deployment. Section 2 also removes a requirement that the commission reduce the rate of the HCSM surcharge by a certain percentage of the money transferred from the HCSM to the broadband fund for the deployment of broadband into rural areas. Section 2 requires that the HCSM surcharge rate that existed on January 1, 2018, be maintained; except that, in calendar year 2024, the commission may reduce the rate to ensure that the amount of money collected does not exceed $25 million in 2024. For the period of January 1, 2019, through December 1, 2023, section 2 maintains the amount of support received by rural telecommunications providers for basic service at the level of support they received on January 1, 2017. Section 2 also prohibits the commission from making effective competition determinations in 2019 through 2023 with respect to making distributions of high cost support mechanism money. Finally, section 2 requires the commission, on or before December 31, 2018, to establish a plan to eliminate, on an exchange-area-by-exchange-area basis, provider-of-last-resort obligations consistent with the reductions in the high cost support mechanism distributions for basic service.

Section 3 makes conforming amendments.

Section 4 updates language regarding the use of money from the HCSM for broadband deployment grant applications approved by the broadband deployment board (board) to have money transferred directly from the HCSM to approved broadband deployment grant applicants. Section 4 changes the membership of the board from 16 to 17 members, adding 2 members representing the broadband industry and removing one member representing the public. Section 4 clarifies conflict-of-interest procedures that a board member must follow. Section 4, with regard to the board's grant application process, also:

  • Allows a grant applicant to apply for grants for multiple projects in a single year;
  • Prohibits the board from funding a proposed project that overlaps or overbuilds another broadband project;
  • Clarifies that the board may award a grant for a proposed project that will provide high-speed internet access at measurable speeds of at least 10 megabits per second downstream and one megabit per second upstream or at measurable speeds at least equal to the federal communications commission's definition of high-speed internet access or broadband, whichever is faster;
  • Requires the board to grant an incumbent broadband provider's appeal if the incumbent broadband provider demonstrates, by a preponderance of the evidence, that an area covered by an application does not qualify as an unserved area; and
  • Allows an applicant to amend the applicant's application at any time to remove coverage of an area that does not qualify as an unserved area.

Sections 2 and 5 repeal the commission's functions of administering the high cost support mechanism on September 1, 2024, subject to the department of regulatory agencies' review of the functions through its sunset review process.
(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 Business, Labor, & Technology
1/31/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/5/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 02/07/2018 - No Amendments
2/7/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/8/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/9/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/9/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to
2/12/2018 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
2/15/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
3/5/2018 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
3/12/2018 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/15/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/16/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/20/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/27/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/29/2018 Sent to the Governor
3/29/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/2/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Becker K. and Duran
Senate Sponsors: Coram and Sonnenberg, Baumgardner, Cooke, Grantham, Holbert

SB18-006 Recording Fee To Fund Attainable Housing 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Recording Fee To Fund Attainable Housing
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger / F. Winter
Summary:

Currently, each county clerk and recorder collects a surcharge of one dollar for each document received for recording or filing in his or her office. The surcharge is in addition to any other fees permitted by statute. Section 2 of the bill allows counties to impose an increased surcharge in the amount of $5 for documents received for recording or filing on or after January 1, 2019.

In a county that has elected to collect the increased surcharge of $5, out of each $5 collected, the bill requires the clerk to retain one dollar to be used to defray the costs of an electronic or core filing system in accordance with existing law. The bill requires the clerk to transmit the other $4 collected to the state treasurer, who is to credit the same to the statewide attainable housing investment fund (fund).

Section 3 creates the fund in the Colorado housing and finance authority (authority). The bill specifies the source of money to be deposited into the fund and that the authority is to administer the fund. The bill directs that, of the money transmitted to the fund by the state treasurer, on an annual basis, not less than 25% of such amount must be expended for the purpose of supporting new or existing programs that provide financial assistance to persons in households with an income of up to 80% of the area median income for the purpose of allowing such persons to finance, purchase, or rehabilitate single family residential homes as well as to provide financial assistance to any nonprofit entity and political subdivision that makes loans to persons in such households to enable such persons to finance, purchase, or rehabilitate single family residential homes.

Section 3 also requires the authority to submit a report, no later than June 1 of each year, specifying the use of the fund during the prior calendar year to the governor and to the senate and house finance committees.


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/31/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
2/5/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Winter
Senate Sponsors: Zenzinger, Aguilar, Court, Donovan, Fenberg, Guzman, Kagan, Kefalas, Kerr, Moreno,Todd, Williams A.

SB18-007 Affordable Housing Tax Credit 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Affordable Housing Tax Credit
Sponsors: J. Tate | L. Guzman / C. Duran | J. Becker
Summary:

The bill changes the name of the existing low-income housing tax credit to the affordable housing tax credit. This change is reflected in sections 1 and 3 of the bill.

Section 2 extends the period during which the Colorado housing and finance authority may allocate affordable housing tax credits from December 31, 2019, to December 31, 2024.
(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 Finance
1/23/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
2/14/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/16/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/21/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/22/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/23/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
3/19/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended 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 with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/25/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/26/2018 - No Amendments
4/26/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/9/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/11/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/11/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/22/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Duran and Becker J.
Senate Sponsors: Tate and Guzman, Court, Fenberg, Fields, Jones, Merrifield, Todd, Zenzinger

SB18-009 Allow Electric Utility Customers Install Energy Storage Equipment 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Allow Electric Utility Customers Install Energy Storage Equipment
Sponsors: S. Fenberg | K. Priola / F. Winter | P. Lawrence
Summary:

The bill declares that consumers of electricity have a right to install, interconnect, and use energy storage systems on their property, and that this will enhance the reliability and efficiency of the electric grid, save money, and reduce the need for additional electric generation facilities.

The bill directs the Colorado public utilities commission to adopt rules governing the installation, interconnection, and use of customer-sited energy storage systems.


(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
1/25/2018 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
2/1/2018 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/7/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/8/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
2/21/2018 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/26/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/27/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 02/28/2018 - No Amendments
2/28/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/01/2018 - No Amendments
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
3/9/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/12/2018 Sent to the Governor
3/12/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/22/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors: Fenberg and Priola, Cooke, Guzman, Lundberg

SB18-027 Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact
Sponsors: J. Smallwood | N. Todd / T. Kraft-Tharp | H. McKean
Summary:

The bill repeals the current 'Nurse Licensure Compact' and adopts the 'Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact'.

The 'Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact' makes the following changes to the 'Nurse Licensure Compact':

  • Provides authority to each party state licensing board to obtain and submit criminal background checks for multistate nurse licensure candidates;
  • Allows the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators to adopt rules related to the compact; and
  • Specifies the procedure for states to enter, withdraw from, or amend the compact.
    (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 Finance + Appropriations
1/11/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
1/11/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/11/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
1/12/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
1/12/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
1/16/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
1/16/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
1/16/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
1/17/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/17/2018 Sent to the Governor
1/17/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
1/17/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
1/18/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Kraft-Tharp and McKean, Arndt, Becker J., Becker K., Benavidez, Bridges, Buck,Buckner, Carver, Covarrubias, Duran, Esgar, Garnett, Ginal, Gray, Hamner, Hansen, Herod,Hooton, Jackson, Kennedy, Landgraf, Lawrence, Lontine, Lundeen, McLachlan, Michaelson
Senate Sponsors: Smallwood and Todd, Aguilar, Cooke, Court, Crowder, Donovan, Fenberg, Fields,Grantham, Hill, Holbert, Kagan, Kefalas, Kerr, Lambert, Lundberg, Martinez Humenik,Merrifield, Moreno, Neville T., Priola, Sonnenberg, Tate, Williams A., Zenzinger

SB18-061 Reduce The State Income Tax Rate 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Reduce The State Income Tax Rate
Sponsors: J. Sonnenberg | K. Grantham / P. Lawrence
Summary:

For income tax years commencing on and after January 1, 2018, the bill reduces both the individual and the corporate state income tax rate from 4.63% to 4.43%. The bill also reduces the state alternative minimum tax by 0.2% for income tax years commencing on and after January 1, 2018.


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

Status: 1/11/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
1/30/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/11/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/13/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/17/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/18/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/19/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/23/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/2/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors: Sonnenberg and Grantham

SB18-062 Snow Removal Service Liability Limitation 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Snow Removal Service Liability Limitation
Sponsors: D. Moreno / J. Melton
Summary:

The bill enacts the 'Snow Removal Service Liability Limitation Act', which makes void provisions of snow removal agreements that require one party to indemnify the other party for damages, hold the other party harmless for damages, and provide for the defense of the other party in a liability lawsuit.


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

Status: 1/11/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/14/2018 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/21/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/22/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 02/27/2018 - No Amendments
2/27/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/28/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/1/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/12/2018 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/17/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/18/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/19/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/20/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/23/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/17/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/21/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/21/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/30/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors: Moreno

SB18-066 Extend Operation Of State Lottery Division 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Extend Operation Of State Lottery Division
Sponsors: J. Sonnenberg | L. Garcia / J. Arndt | C. Wist
Summary:

The bill extends the scheduled termination on July 1, 2024, of the state lottery division (division) in the department of revenue to July 1, 2049.


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

Status: 1/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
1/25/2018 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended to Finance
1/30/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/14/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/16/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/21/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/22/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/23/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
3/19/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/6/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/6/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 04/09/2018 - No Amendments
4/9/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/10/2018 - No Amendments
4/10/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/11/2018 - No Amendments
4/11/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/12/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/13/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/16/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/23/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/24/2018 Sent to the Governor
4/24/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/30/2018 Governor Signed
5/24/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Arndt and Wist, Becker K., Carver, Esgar, Gray, Kennedy, Landgraf, Liston, Reyher,Roberts
Senate Sponsors: Sonnenberg and Garcia, Baumgardner, Coram, Crowder, Donovan, Fenberg, Guzman,Jahn, Jones, Kefalas, Martinez Humenik, Priola

SB18-069 Enforcement Statewide Degree Transfer Agreements 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Enforcement Statewide Degree Transfer Agreements
Sponsors: C. Holbert | R. Zenzinger / A. Garnett | J. Becker
Summary:

If an institution of higher education admits as a junior a transfer student who holds an associate of arts degree, associate of applied science degree, or an associate of science degree that is the subject of a statewide degree transfer agreement, the institution shall not require the student to complete any additional courses to fulfill general education requirements. The institution may require the student to complete additional courses for the major that are not part of the statewide transfer agreement if doing so does not require the student to take more total credit hours or total time to receive the degree than students who started the degree program at the institution. If the institution requires the student to complete additional courses for the baccalaureate degree other than those authorized in the bill, the institution is responsible for the total cost of tuition for any required credit hours that exceed the total credit hours required for students who started the degree program at the institution or that extend the total time to complete the degree.


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

Status: 1/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
1/25/2018 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/30/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
1/31/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/1/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/2/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/7/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
2/26/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/1/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/02/2018 - No Amendments
3/2/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/05/2018 - No Amendments
3/5/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/6/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/8/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/15/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/15/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/16/2018 Sent to the Governor
3/22/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Garnett and Becker J.
Senate Sponsors: Holbert and Zenzinger

SB18-088 Taxation Of Retail Marijuana Sales 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Taxation Of Retail Marijuana Sales
Sponsors: B. Gardner / K. Becker
Summary:

Before the enactment of Senate Bill 17-267, the state levied 2 sales taxes on retail marijuana sales: The 2.9% general state sales tax levied pursuant to article 26 of title 39, C.R.S., and the retail marijuana sales tax, a 10% special sales tax levied on retail marijuana sales only pursuant to article 28.8 of title 39, C.R.S. Senate Bill 17-267 increased the total rate of state sales tax levied on retail marijuana sales, as authorized by prior voter approval, by exempting retail marijuana sales from the 2.9% general state sales tax and increasing the rate of the retail marijuana sales tax from 10% to 15%, effective July 1, 2017.

Because enabling statutes specify that the regional transportation district (RTD), the scientific and cultural facilities district (SCFD), and health services districts (HSD) may levy sales tax only on transactions upon which the state levies sales tax 'pursuant to the provisions of article 26 of title 29, C.R.S.,' the exemption of retail marijuana sales from the general state sales tax had the unintended consequence of exempting such sales from RTD, SCFD, and HSD sales taxes even though the state continues to levy the retail marijuana sales tax pursuant to article 28.8 of title 39, C.R.S. In addition, other statutes that empower certain special districts and authorities to levy sales taxes only upon transactions upon which the state levies sales tax, but do not specifically reference article 26, are sufficiently ambiguous that they could be interpreted to no longer authorize those special districts to levy sales tax on retail marijuana sales.

The bill clarifies that:

  • Retail marijuana sales remain subject to the sales taxes of the RTD, SCFD, and HSD and any other sales taxes that limited purpose governmental entities levied on retail marijuana sales before July 1, 2017; and
  • A special district or other limited purpose governmental entity that was not levying sales tax on retail marijuana before July 1, 2017, may not levy sales tax on retail marijuana sales.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/16/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
1/23/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/26/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
1/29/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/30/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/1/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
2/5/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/8/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/9/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
2/21/2018 Sent to the Governor
2/21/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/21/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/22/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Becker K., Arndt, Bridges, Buckner, Coleman, Duran, Esgar, Exum, Garnett, Gray,Hamner, Hansen, Herod, Hooton, Kennedy, Lawrence, Lee, Lontine, Melton, Michaelson
Senate Sponsors: Gardner, Aguilar, Coram, Court, Crowder, Donovan, Fenberg, Fields, Garcia, Grantham,Guzman, Jahn, Jones, Kagan, Kefalas, Kerr, Martinez Humenik, Merrifield, Priola, Todd,Williams A., Zenzinger

SB18-103 Issuance Of Performance-based Incentives For Film 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Issuance Of Performance-based Incentives For Film
Sponsors: N. Todd | J. Smallwood / T. Kraft-Tharp | T. Leonard
Summary:

Legislative Audit Committee. The bill strengthens the requirements necessary to earn performance-based incentives for film production activities in the state by:

  • Requiring a production company that originates production activities in Colorado to have engaged in production activities in the state for other projects in the 12 months prior to applying for the performance-based incentive for a new project, and if the production company creates a business entity for the sole purpose of conducting production activities in the state, requiring the manager of the business to be a resident of the state for 12 consecutive months as of the date of applying for a performance-based incentive as well as defining a manager as someone with decision-making authority to give permission or 'go-ahead' to move forward with a project;
  • Requiring a production company to provide documentation to prove that the production company meets the statutory definition of 'originates';
  • Requiring the production company's certified public accountant to provide in his or her written report documentation of the production company's expenditures, including the qualified local expenditures, and documentation that proves that the production company hired the necessary workforce to qualify for the performance-based incentive;
  • Requiring the office of economic development (office) to conduct a review of the certified public accountant's written report to ensure the statutory requirements are met;
  • Requiring the office to develop a list of certified public accountants that meet the statutory requirements and make the list available to all production companies as well as post it on the office of economic development's website; and
  • Specifying that the office shall not issue a performance-based incentive to a production company until the production company and the office have entered into a contract in accordance with the procurement code.

The bill also specifies that if a performance-based incentive is erroneously or improperly issued to a production company for any reason, the office is required to engage the services of the attorney general to recover from the production company any amount of the performance-based incentive that was erroneously or improperly issued.

The bill also requires the Colorado economic development commission to annually schedule an orientation with the staff of the office in order to receive an official overview of the statutory requirements for a production company to earn a performance-based incentive for film production in Colorado.


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

Status: 1/22/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/8/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/13/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/14/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/15/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
2/27/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/2/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/05/2018 - No Amendments
3/5/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/6/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/9/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/12/2018 Sent to the Governor
3/12/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/15/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Kraft-Tharp and Leonard, Winter
Senate Sponsors: Smallwood and Todd, Donovan

SB18-108 Eligibility Colorado Road And Community Safety Act 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Eligibility Colorado Road And Community Safety Act
Sponsors: L. Crowder | D. Coram / J. Arndt | J. Singer
Summary:

Currently, a person who is not lawfully present in the United States may obtain a driver's license or identification card if certain requirements are met. One of the requirements is that the person present a taxpayer identification card.

The bill allows a person to present a social security number as an alternative to a taxpayer identification card. The bill allows the license or identification card to be reissued or renewed in accordance with the process used for other licenses and identification cards.

A person whose license is lost or stolen may obtain a replacement without renewing the license.

$108,992 is appropriated to the department of revenue from the licensing services cash fund to implement the bill.


(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 State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/7/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
2/14/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/20/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/22/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/23/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/23/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
4/4/2018 House Committee on Local Government 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
4/17/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/18/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/19/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Adhere
4/26/2018 House Considered Senate Adherence - Result was to Recede
5/7/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/11/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/11/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/29/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Arndt and Singer
Senate Sponsors: Crowder and Coram

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

SB18-132 1332 State Waiver Catastrophic Health Plans 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: 1332 State Waiver Catastrophic Health Plans
Sponsors: J. Smallwood / C. Kennedy
Summary:

The bill requires the commissioner of insurance to conduct an actuarial analysis to determine if the sale of catastrophic health plans to Colorado residents 30 years of age and older and not meeting a hardship requirement would result in a reduction in advanced premium tax credits received by Colorado residents or increase the average premiums of individual health plans. If the actuarial analysis demonstrates that there would not be a reduction in advanced premiums tax credits or an increase in average premiums of individual health plans, the commissioner shall apply to the secretary of the United States department of health and human services for a 5-year waiver of the federal law restricting catastrophic health plans offered through the Colorado health benefit exchange. The waiver, if approved, would permit the offering of catastrophic health plans to any individual residing in Colorado rather than only individuals under the age of 30 or meeting a hardship requirement. Catastrophic health plans under the waiver must only be sold through the health benefit exchange and would not be eligible for advanced premium tax credits. If the waiver is denied, the statutory section is repealed.

The bill appropriates $9,200 to the department of regulatory agencies for use by the division of insurance for personal services.


(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 Health & Human Services
2/15/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/27/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/1/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/05/2018 - No Amendments
3/5/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/6/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 03/08/2018 - No Amendments
3/8/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/12/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
4/3/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/11/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/17/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/18/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/19/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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
5/3/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Kennedy
Senate Sponsors: Smallwood

SB18-142 Pilot Project For Sustainable Communities 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Pilot Project For Sustainable Communities
Sponsors: L. Crowder | J. Kefalas / J. Melton | L. Herod
Summary:

On solely a one-time basis within the state, the bill requires a state district court to waive all statutory requirements specified for the approval of a municipal incorporation that are not otherwise met by a petitioner if the petitioner files a request for such waiver with a state district court in accordance with the bill.

The bill defines 'petitioner' to mean a natural person or entity that seeks state district court approval of a pilot project in accordance with the bill and defines 'pilot project' to mean a one-time project for approval by a state district court of a municipal incorporation to facilitate the creation of a model for a sustainable community with significant affordable housing.

The petitioner commences the process for acquiring a waiver by filing an application with an appropriate state district court. The application must be supported by the formal endorsement in writing of any 2 of the following 3 individuals in office as of the time the application is submitted to the district court:

  • The governor of the state;
  • The president of the state senate; or
  • The speaker of the state house of representatives.

This formal endorsement must include a statement from the applicable elected official on his or her official letterhead as to why he or she believes approval of the pilot project is a model for sustainability and affordable housing while also being in the best interests of the people of the state.

Once a single waiver has been granted by a state district court under the bill, no additional waivers may be granted for any land area in the state under the bill unless the waiver has been approved by the general assembly by bill including the signature of the governor in accordance with all regular legal procedures and additionally by each of the 3 elected officials in accordance with the requirements of the bill.

A petitioner's request for a waiver must be filed with the district court not later than July 31, 2018. Any request for a waiver that is not filed by July 31, 2018, is of no legal force and effect.

If the petitioner satisfies all requirements, the district court is required to enter an order finding that the pilot project meets all of the applicable requirements, issuing the requested waiver, and approving the pilot project that is effective as of the date of the order.

Upon the entry by a district court of an order issuing the requested waiver and approving the pilot project, the pilot project is designated a town and as of that date possesses all of the rights, powers, and duties delegated to or imposed upon the towns of this state as provided by law, including powers relating to land use, zoning, and related matters. The territorial boundaries of the town are coterminous with the land area of the pilot project as specified in the waiver application.

Not less than 90 days after entry of the order, one or more owners of real property located within the territorial boundaries of the town, acting singularly or in combination, as applicable, are required to appoint 5 individuals to serve as the members of a town commission. The commission serves as the governing body of the town, and possesses all of the powers and duties possessed under law by a town council, until such time as the town elects a town council and other elective officers. The term of office of all such commission members is 4 years; except that the term of office of members of the commission may terminate earlier than 4 years upon the election of the town council and other elective officers at which time the commission ceases to exist. An individual need not be a registered elector of the town in order to accept appointment to the commission but any person serving on the commission must be a resident of the state.

At such time as the number of residents of the town equals or exceeds 150 natural persons, the commission is required to hold an election for the purpose of electing a town council and other elective officers. To the extent practicable, the election must be conducted in accordance with the applicable provisions of existing law. Upon the election of the town council and other elective officers, the town council becomes the governing body of the town and such council members and other elective officers must perform their duties and responsibilities as provided by law.

The bill clarifies that the town possesses the same authority as any other government in the state to cooperate with or enter into an intergovernmental agreement with another government for the provision of any goods or services to assist in the development, management, operation, or administration of the town.

The pilot project opportunity is repealed, effective July 1, 2019.


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

Status: 1/29/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/12/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Melton and Herod
Senate Sponsors: Crowder and Kefalas, Aguilar

SB18-145 Implement Employment First Recommendations 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Implement Employment First Recommendations
Sponsors: J. Kefalas / J. Ginal
Summary:

The bill requires the department of labor and employment and the state medical services board in the department of health care policy and financing to promulgate rules that require all providers of supported employment services for persons with disabilities to obtain a nationally recognized supported employment training certificate or earn a nationally recognized supported employment certification relating to supported employment services. The rules must specify time frames for completion of the training or certification. The time frames must provide for training to be completed over a 5-year period, subject to appropriations for reimbursement of vendors. The state medical services board shall adopt rules for administering the reimbursements to vendors, which must be $300 for each certification exam and $1,200 for each training program certificate, which includes reimbursement for both the cost of training and wages paid to employees during training.

The bill requires that the department of labor and employment's fee schedule for rehabilitation services include the discovery process as an alternative comprehensive assessment if appropriate for persons with disabilities.

The bill lists annual employment data, reported by county, that the department of health care policy and financing must collect.

The bill corrects the repeal provision language for the employment first advisory partnership and its duties.

The bill makes an appropriation.


(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 Business, Labor, & Technology
2/28/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/10/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/13/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/16/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/17/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/20/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
5/1/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/4/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended 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 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/16/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/18/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Ginal, Arndt
Senate Sponsors: Kefalas

SB18-146 Freestanding Emergency Departments Required Consumer Notices 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Freestanding Emergency Departments Required Consumer Notices
Sponsors: J. Kefalas | J. Smallwood / L. Sias | J. Singer
Summary:

The bill requires a freestanding emergency department (FSED), whether operated by a hospital at a separate, off-campus location or operating independently of a hospital system, to provide any individual that enters the FSED seeking treatment a written statement of patient information, which an FSED staff member or health care provider must explain orally and which must indicate that:

  • The facility is an emergency medical facility that treats emergency medical conditions;
  • For FSEDs that do not include an urgent care clinic on site, the facility is not an urgent care center or primary care provider;
  • For FSEDs that includes an urgent care clinic on site, the facility contains an urgent care center and operates at specified hours;
  • The FSED will screen and treat the individual regardless of ability to pay;
  • The individual has a right to ask questions about treatment options and costs and to receive prompt and reasonable responses;
  • The individual has a right to reject treatment;
  • The FSED encourages the individual to defer questions until after being screened for an emergency medical condition; and
  • The facility will provide the patient a more comprehensive statement of patient's rights after initial screening or treatment, as applicable.

The state board of health is authorized to update the patient information statement contents, by rule, as necessary.

Additionally, an FSED must post a sign that states 'This is an emergency medical facility that treats emergency medical conditions.' The sign must also indicate whether the facility contains an urgent care clinic.

After conducting an initial screening and determining that a patient does not have an emergency medical condition or after treatment has been provided to stabilize an emergency medical condition, the FSED must provide the patient a written disclosure that:

  • Specifies whether the facility accepts patients enrolled in medicaid, medicare, the children's basic health plan, or TRICARE;
  • Lists the particular health insurance provider networks and carriers with which the FSED participates or states that the FSED is not a participating provider in any provider networks;
  • Specifies the price listed on the FSED's chargemaster or other fee schedule for the 25 most common health care services it provides;
  • Contains the price listed on the FSED's chargemaster or other fee schedule for the facility fees associated with the 25 most common health care services the FSED provides;
  • Contains a statement specifying that the price listed on the chargemaster or fee schedule for any given health care service is the maximum charge that any patient will be billed and that the actual charge for a health care service may be lower based on health insurance benefits and the availability of discounts and financial assistance;
  • Contains a statement urging a person covered by health insurance to contact his or her health insurer for information about his or her financial responsibility and a person who is uninsured to contact the FSED's financial services office to discuss payment options and the availability of financial assistance prior to receiving health care services;
  • Contains information about the facility fees that the FSED charges; and
  • Includes the FSED's website address where the disclosure may be located.

The FSED must also post the information in the written disclosure on its website and update the written and web-based disclosure at least once every 6 months. Additionally, the FSED must provide all information in a clear and understandable manner and in languages appropriate to the communities and patients it serves.

The state board of health is authorized to adopt rules to implement and enforce the requirements of the bill.

$34,725 is appropriated from the health facilities general licensure cash fund to the health facilities and emergency medical services division in the department of public health and environment for administration and operations.


(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 Health & Human Services
2/14/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance
2/20/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
2/27/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/1/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/2/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/5/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
3/15/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
3/26/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/6/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/6/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/9/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/10/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/17/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/18/2018 Sent to the Governor
4/18/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/25/2018 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Sias and Singer, Hansen, Kennedy
Senate Sponsors: Kefalas and Smallwood, Martinez Humenik, Aguilar, Coram, Crowder, Donovan, Garcia,Gardner, Jahn, Moreno, Tate, Todd, Williams A.

SB18-171 Marketplace Contractor Workers' Compensation Unemployment 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Marketplace Contractor Workers' Compensation Unemployment
Sponsors: C. Holbert | A. Williams / 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: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Similar Coverage Independent Commercial Vehicles
Sponsors: J. Smallwood / T. Kraft-Tharp
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

SB18-193 Limit State Agency Occupational Regulations 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Limit State Agency Occupational Regulations
Sponsors: D. Coram / T. Carver
Summary:

The bill prohibits state agencies from imposing a personal qualification requirement in order to engage in a profession or occupation unless the agency can show that the requirement is demonstrably necessary and narrowly tailored to address a specific, legitimate public health, safety, or welfare objective. On or before July 1, 2019, every agency is required to review occupational regulations and determine whether the regulation should be repealed or amended. Any person may file a petition with an agency requesting that an occupational regulation be repealed or amended. Regardless of whether a petition is filed with an agency, any person may file a civil suit requesting the court enjoin an occupational regulation.


(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 Business, Labor, & Technology
3/14/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
3/28/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/10/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/13/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/16/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/17/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/20/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/2/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors: Coram, Baumgardner, Cooke, Crowder, Gardner, Grantham, Hill, Holbert, Lambert,Lundberg, Marble, Martinez Humenik, Neville T., Priola, Scott, Smallwood, Sonnenberg

SB18-248 Additional Revenues Urban Renewal Projects 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Additional Revenues Urban Renewal Projects
Sponsors: B. Martinez Humenik / P. Lawrence | M. Gray
Summary:

Under current law, in connection with the use of a special fund (fund) of an urban renewal authority (authority) to collect the increment used to finance urban renewal projects, any additional revenues received by a municipality, county, special district, or school district (collectively, taxing entity) resulting because the voters have authorized the taxing entity to retain and spend such money under the TABOR requirements of the state constitution after the creation of the fund or as a result of an increase in the property tax mill levy approved by the voters of the taxing entity after the creation of the fund, to the extent the total mill levy of any taxing entity exceeds the respective mill levy in effect at the time of approval or substantial modification of the urban renewal plan, are not included in the amount of the increment that is allocated to and, when collected, paid into the special fund.

Under the bill, such additional revenues that have been received because of the 2 specified forms of voter-approved revenue changes are restricted from being pledged by an authority for the payment of any bonds of, or any loans or advances to, or any indebtedness incurred by the authority without the consent of the relevant taxing entity. To the extent the authority has received a certain notification specified in the bill, such additional revenues shall then be promptly repaid by the authority to the municipality or other taxing entity. The bill requires the authority to be notified of the amount of additional revenues and the calculations used in computing the amount by the applicable municipality or other taxing entity prior to making repayment and, in any event, not later than February 1 in each fiscal year following the year in which a voter-approved revenue increase has taken effect.

The bill permits an authority and a municipality or any other taxing entity to negotiate for the purpose of entering into an agreement on the issues of the amount of repayment, the mechanics of how repayment of the additional revenues will be accomplished, a method for resolving disputes regarding the amount of repayment, and whether the municipality or taxing entity will waive the repayment requirement, singularly or in combination, and are further authorized to enter into an intergovernmental agreement regarding any of these issues.


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

Status: 4/16/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/24/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/25/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/26/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/26/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
5/2/2018 House Committee on Finance 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: Lawrence and Gray
Senate Sponsors: Martinez Humenik

SB18-265 Child Care Savings Account Income Tax Benefits 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Child Care Savings Account Income Tax Benefits
Sponsors: O. Hill
Summary:

Section 1 of the bill establishes a child care savings account, which is an account with a financial institution from which an individual uses money to pay a child care facility for the care of a dependent who is less than 6 years old (account). To be eligible to create an account, an individual must have federal taxable income of less than $90,000, or, in the case of individuals filing a joint return, $180,000.

A taxpayer may claim a credit that is equal to 10% of the amount that the taxpayer contributes to an account. The maximum credit allowed for an income tax year for a contribution to a single account is $250. A taxpayer may contribute to multiple accounts but cannot claim more than $25,000 of credits in an income tax year. A credit for a contribution to one's own account is refundable. All other credits are not refundable, but unused credits may be carried forward up to 5 years.

Money in the account may only be used for payments to the child care facility or bank fees. If an individual uses money for an unauthorized purpose, then any credit given for such amount is subject to recapture in the year it is withdrawn and there is a penalty equal to 10% of the credit recaptured.

The department of revenue is required to establish forms that an individual must annually file related to an account.

Section 2 allows an account holder to subtract an amount equal to the interest or income earned during the income tax year from the money in an account from his or her federal taxable income.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 4/20/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/30/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Finance
5/1/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/2/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors: Hill

SB18-273 Senior Property Tax Exemption Medical Necessity 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Senior Property Tax Exemption Medical Necessity
Sponsors: B. Gardner / T. Carver
Summary:

The bill specifies that for property tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2019, a senior is deemed to be a 10-year owner-occupier of a primary residence that the senior has owned and occupied for less than 10 years and therefore qualifies for the senior property tax exemption for the residence if:

  • The senior would have qualified for the senior property tax exemption for the senior's former primary residence but medical necessity forced the senior to stop occupying the former primary residence;
  • The senior has not previously received the exemption by operation of the medical necessity exemption for any former primary residence; and
  • The senior has not owned and occupied another primary residence since the senior first stopped occupying his or her former primary residence due to medical necessity.

'Medical necessity' is defined as a medical condition that a physician licensed to practice medicine in Colorado has certified as having required a senior to stop occupying his or her prior primary residence.


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

Status: 4/25/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/1/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/2/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar 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 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/8/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Carver
Senate Sponsors: Gardner

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 / C. Duran | P. Neville
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 / C. Duran | P. Neville
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