Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association

HB18-1001 FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program 
Position: Actively Monitor
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
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-01-10
Amendments: Amendments

HB18-1033 Employee Leave To Participate In Elections 
Position: Monitor/Oppose
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
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-01-10
Amendments: Amendments

HB18-1067 Right To Rest Act 
Position: Monitor
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
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-01-10
Amendments:

HB18-1074 Deadly Force Against Intruder At A Business 
Position: Monitor
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
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-01-16
Amendments:

HB18-1084 County Lodging Tax Revenue Allowable Uses 
Position: Actively Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: County Lodging Tax Revenue Allowable Uses
Sponsors: D. Thurlow | M. Hamner / D. Coram
Summary:

Counties are currently authorized, with prior voter approval, to levy a county lodging tax for the purpose of advertising and marketing local tourism. The bill eliminates the requirement that the lodging tax be used for advertising and marketing local tourism. If a county already has a lodging tax that is limited to advertising and marketing local tourism, then the county would need prior voter approval to begin using the lodging tax revenues for any other purpose. The requirement that election costs be reimbursed from a county lodging tax tourism fund, which will no longer be the sole depository of the county tourism tax revenue, is discontinued.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/18/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
2/14/2018 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-01-18
Amendments:

HB18-1119 Highway Building & Maintenance Funding 
Position: Actively Monitor
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
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-01-19
Amendments:

HB18-1175 Sunset Community Association Managers 
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Sunset Community Association Managers
Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp | D. Thurlow / B. Gardner
Summary:

Sunset Process - House Business Affairs and Labor Committee. Sections 1 and 2 of the bill continue the licensing of community association managers and management companies, subject to regulation by the director of the division of real estate, for an additional 5 years, until September 1, 2023. ( Recommendation 1 )

Section 3 allows certain ministerial functions to be delegated to unlicensed persons while maintaining the license requirement for higher-level management functions such as the conduct of board meetings, handling of money, and negotiation of maintenance contracts. The director is authorized to adopt rules further clarifying these distinctions if necessary. ( Recommendation 3 )

Sections 4 and 6 through 8 scale back the amount of, and circumstances in which, direct supervision of an apprentice is required and specify that a supervising manager is accountable for the actions of an apprentice. Section 5 gives the director authority to adopt rules governing supervision of apprentices. ( Recommendation 4 )

Section 9 removes the automatic acceptance of certain private credentials as qualifications for licensure and substitutes a requirement that the director specify the acceptable credentials by rule. ( Recommendation 5 )

Sections 10 and 11 add due-process protections and specific procedural requirements to the director's authority to issue cease-and-desist orders. The director also has the option to issue an order to show cause and to hold a hearing before, rather than after, ordering a respondent to cease and desist from suspected unauthorized practices. ( Recommendation 6 )
(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
2/13/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to Finance
2/28/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/16/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended 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 - No Amendments
3/23/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/26/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/10/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-02-02
Amendments:

HB18-1258 Marijuana Accessory Consumption Establishments 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Marijuana Accessory Consumption Establishments
Sponsors: J. Singer | J. Melton / T. Neville | S. Fenberg
Summary:

The bill authorizes each licensed medical marijuana center or retail marijuana store to establish one retail marijuana accessory consumption establishment (establishment) that may sell marijuana, marijuana concentrate, and marijuana-infused products for consumption, other than smoking, at the establishment. The bill contains requirements for obtaining endorsements, authorizing an establishment, and required actions and prohibited actions for persons operating an establishment.


(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 Finance
3/19/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended 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 - 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 Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/11/2018 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/11/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/17/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/24/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/26/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/27/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/3/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/11/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/14/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/14/2018 Sent to the Governor
6/4/2018 Governor Vetoed
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-02-26
Amendments: Amendments

HB18-1342 Allow Pre-Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act Homeowners' Association Members to Veto Homeowners' Association Budget 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Allow Pre-Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act Homeowners' Association Members to Veto Homeowners' Association Budget
Sponsors: J. Melton / N. Todd
Summary:

Common interest communities created before the July 1, 1992, enactment of the 'Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act' (Act) are exempt from many of the Act's provisions, including a provision allowing a majority of the unit owners in a common interest community to veto a budget proposed by the common interest community's executive board. The bill requires a common interest community that predates the Act to allow its unit owners to veto, by majority vote, a budget proposed by the common interest community's executive board; except that the bill does not apply to a common interest community that predates the Act if the common interest community's declaration sets a maximum assessment amount or provides a limit on the amount that the common interest community's annual budget may be increased.


(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 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
4/16/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/17/2018 - No Amendments
4/17/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/18/2018 - No Amendments
4/18/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/19/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/20/2018 - No Amendments
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 - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/30/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/11/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/14/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/14/2018 Sent to the Governor
6/6/2018 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-03-26
Amendments: Amendments

HB18-1368 Local Control Of Minimum Wage 
Position:
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
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-04-09
Amendments:

SB18-001 Transportation Infrastructure Funding 
Position: Actively Support
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
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-01-10
Amendments: Amendments

SB18-002 Financing Rural Broadband Deployment 
Position: Actively 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
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-01-10
Amendments: Amendments

SB18-040 Substance Use Disorder Harm Reduction 
Position: Monitor/Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Substance Use Disorder Harm Reduction
Sponsors: K. Lambert | C. Jahn / J. Singer
Summary:

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee. The bill:

  • Specifies that hospitals may be used as clean syringe exchange sites ( section 1 );
  • Provides civil immunity for participants of a clean syringe exchange program ( section 1 );
  • Creates a supervised injection facility pilot program in the city and county of Denver and provides civil and criminal immunity for the approved supervised injection facility ( sections 2 through 4 );
  • Allows school districts and nonpublic schools to develop a policy by which schools are allowed to obtain a supply of opiate antagonists and school employees are trained to administer opiate antagonists to individuals at risk of experiencing a drug overdose ( sections 5 through 11 ); and
  • Requires the commission on criminal and juvenile justice to study certain topics related to sentencing for opioid-related offenses ( section 12 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/14/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-01-10
Amendments:

SB18-044 Veterans Employment Preference By Private Employer 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 9 2018
CONSIDERATION OF ADHERENCE
(2) in house calendar.
Short Title: Veterans Employment Preference By Private Employer
Sponsors: L. Crowder / L. Landgraf
Summary:

The bill allows private employers to give preference to veterans when hiring, promoting, and retaining employees as long as the veterans are equally as qualified as other individuals. The bill clarifies that employers who adopt a program that gives preferences to veterans are not committing a discriminatory or unfair labor practice.


(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 State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/22/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/25/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/26/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/31/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/22/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
3/8/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/12/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/21/2018 - No Amendments
3/19/2018 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 04/16/2018 - No Amendments
4/16/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/19/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over with Amendments to 04/20/2018 - Committee
4/24/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/26/2018 - No Amendments
4/30/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 05/02/2018 - No Amendments
5/2/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/3/2018 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/3/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Adhere
5/9/2018 House Considered Senate Adherence - Result was to Adhere
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-01-10
Amendments: Amendments

SB18-061 Reduce The State Income Tax Rate 
Position: Monitor
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
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-01-11
Amendments: Amendments

SB18-062 Snow Removal Service Liability Limitation 
Position: Amend
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
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-01-11
Amendments: Amendments

SB18-067 Auction Alcohol In Sealed Container Special Events 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Auction Alcohol In Sealed Container Special Events
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger | K. Priola / T. Kraft-Tharp | K. Van Winkle
Summary:

Current law prohibits:

  • A person from selling alcohol beverages at retail in sealed containers unless the person holds a retail liquor store or liquor-licensed drugstore license;
  • A person from removing alcohol beverages from an establishment that is licensed under the 'Colorado Liquor Code' to sell alcohol beverages only for consumption on the licensed premises; and
  • A person licensed to sell alcohol beverages at retail to have on the licensed premises any alcohol beverage that the licensee is not permitted under its license to sell.

These prohibitions preclude an organization holding a special event at a premises licensed to sell alcohol beverages for consumption on the licensed premises from bringing alcohol beverages in sealed containers onto the premises in order to auction the alcohol beverages for fundraising purposes.

The bill provides exceptions to these prohibitions and specifically allows certain organizations to bring onto and remove from the premises where the event will be held, whether licensed or unlicensed, alcohol beverages in sealed containers that were donated to or otherwise lawfully obtained by the organization and will be used for an auction for fundraising purposes as long as the alcohol beverages remain in sealed containers at all times and the licensee does not realize any financial gain related to the alcohol beverage auction.

The exceptions are authorized for an organization that is eligible to apply for a special event permit, is exempted from special event permit requirements, or is holding a special event at a retail premises licensed to sell alcohol beverages for on-premises consumption.

The retail value of alcohol beverages donated by a retail liquor store, liquor-licensed drugstore, or fermented malt beverage retailer is not included in the calculation of the $2,000 limit on the purchase of alcohol beverages from those retailers by persons licensed to sell alcohol beverages for on-premises consumption. Additionally, a retailer that donates alcohol beverages is liable for unlawful acts committed by the organization or other person involving the donated alcohol beverages or on the licensed premises where the event is held. If an unlawful act is committed on a licensed premises where a special event is held, the licensing authorities are required to consider mitigating factors, including the licensee's lack of knowledge of the violation, in determining whether to hold the licensee responsible.

The bill applies to the following types of organizations:

  • An organization formed for a social, fraternal, patriotic, political, or athletic purpose and not for pecuniary gain;
  • An organization that is a regularly chartered branch, lodge, or chapter of a national organization or society organized for social, fraternal, patriotic, political, or fraternal purposes and is nonprofit in nature;
  • An organization that is a regularly established religious or philanthropic institution;
  • An organization that is a state institution of higher education; or
  • A political candidate.
    (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 Business, Labor, & Technology
1/29/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/1/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/2/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/7/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
2/15/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/20/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/21/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/27/2018 Sent to the Governor
2/27/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/27/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/1/2018 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-01-12
Amendments: Amendments

SB18-097 Concealed Handgun Carry With No Permit 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Concealed Handgun Carry With No Permit
Sponsors: T. Neville / K. Van Winkle
Summary:

The bill allows a person who legally possesses a handgun under state and federal law to carry a concealed handgun in Colorado. A person who carries a concealed handgun under the authority created in the bill has the same carrying rights and is subject to the same limitations that apply to a person who holds a permit to carry a concealed handgun under current law, including the prohibition on the carrying of a concealed handgun on the grounds of a public elementary, middle, junior high, or high school.

The bill reduces an appropriation.


(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 State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/14/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs 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 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 State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
3/21/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-01-22
Amendments: Amendments

SB18-103 Issuance Of Performance-based Incentives For Film 
Position: Monitor
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
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-01-22
Amendments:

SB18-104 Federal Funds For Rural Broadband Deployment 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Federal Funds For Rural Broadband Deployment
Sponsors: K. Donovan / Y. Willett | B. McLachlan
Summary:

The bill requires the broadband deployment board, on or before January 1, 2019, to petition the federal communications commission (FCC) for a waiver from the FCC's rules prohibiting a state entity from applying for federal money earmarked for broadband deployment in remote areas of the nation through the remote areas fund created as part of the connect America fund established by the FCC.


(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 Business, Labor, & Technology
2/5/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/8/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/9/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/14/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
3/14/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/19/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/20/2018 - No Amendments
3/20/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/21/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-01-22
Amendments: Amendments

SB18-138 Transfer Alcohol From Surrendered License 
Position: Actively Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Transfer Alcohol From Surrendered License
Sponsors: B. Gardner | A. Kerr / M. Gray | L. Liston
Summary:

The bill allows persons with the following retail licenses to purchase alcohol beverages from another retail licensee when there is common ownership between the licensees and the seller has surrendered its license within the last 60 days:

  • Beer and wine;
  • Hotel and restaurant;
  • Tavern;
  • Retail gaming tavern;
  • Brew pub;
  • Club;
  • Arts nonprofit;
  • Racetrack;
  • Vintner's restaurant;
  • Distillery pub; or
  • Lodging and entertainment facility.

The seller must return all alcohol beverages bought on credit, allow wholesalers 30 days to purchase back inventory, have paid all wholesale bills, and sell to only one licensed premises. A wholesaler is prohibited from transporting the inventory from the seller's premises to the buyer's premises. The seller may transport the inventory.


(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
2/12/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/15/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/16/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/21/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
3/8/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/13/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/14/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/15/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/21/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/22/2018 Sent to the Governor
3/22/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/2/2018 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-01-29
Amendments: Amendments

SB18-186 Allow Retail Marijuana Store To Sell Consumables 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Allow Retail Marijuana Store To Sell Consumables
Sponsors: V. Marble
Summary:

Under current law, a retail marijuana store is prohibited from selling any consumable product other a retail marijuana product. The bill removes that prohibition.


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

Status: 3/5/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/14/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Committee Vote - Final Action Failed
3/19/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-03-05
Amendments:

SB18-211 Marijuana Consumption Club License 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Marijuana Consumption Club License
Sponsors: V. Marble / J. Melton
Summary:

The bill creates a marijuana consumption club (club) license. The license is subject to the same licensing requirements as other retail marijuana licenses. The license may be issued to a person who operates an establishment where retail marijuana or retail marijuana products may be sold and consumed. The club's sales are limited to the same limits as a retail marijuana store. The club may not serve food prepared on site or alcohol. Entry to the club is restricted to those persons at least 21 years of age. A club shall purchase its retail marijuana or retail marijuana products from a licensed marijuana business or get a cultivation license and sell its own marijuana. A club may not permit outside marijuana or marijuana products. All retail marijuana or retail marijuana products must be consumed or disposed of on site. A club and its employees shall successfully complete a responsible vendor program annually. A club has the same immunity to a lawsuit for an injury caused by a club patron that a bar enjoys.

The bill allows a local government to permit clubs in its jurisdiction. If a local government permits clubs, it shall adopt an approval or licensing requirement. In order to operate as a club, the club must comply with the local and state licensing regulations. A club is exempt from the 'Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act' for marijuana consumption purposes if it is fully ventilated. Public display, consumption, or use of marijuana in a club is not a criminal offense.


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

Status: 3/19/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/2/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-03-19
Amendments:

SB18-244 Alcohol Beverage Sale By Hotel Restaurant Licensee 
Position: Actively Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Alcohol Beverage Sale By Hotel Restaurant Licensee
Sponsors: T. Neville / D. Pabon
Summary:

The bill allows a hotel that has a hotel and restaurant liquor license to sell in sealed containers up to 750 milliliters of vinous liquors and 72 ounces of fermented malt beverages or malt liquors, per transaction, to the hotel's guests for on-premises consumption.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 4/16/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/30/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Date Introduced: 2018-04-17
Amendments: