Associated General Contractors/Colorado -- Legislative Committee Bill Tracker


HB18-1005 Notice To Students Of Postsecondary Courses 
Short Title: Notice To Students Of Postsecondary Courses
Summary:

Under current law, a school district, board of cooperative services, district charter school, or institute charter school (local education provider) must notify students and their parents of opportunities for concurrent enrollment in postsecondary courses. The bill requires the notice to include information regarding the local education provider's timelines that affect student eligibility to take these courses and a statement informing students that they may significantly reduce college expenses, increase the likelihood of completing college, and earn marketable workforce skills by taking concurrent enrollment courses.

Prior to the beginning of the enrollment period for postsecondary concurrent enrollment courses, the local education provider shall provide students and their parents with written notice of postsecondary courses offered at the local education provider's facility and the cost of those courses, as well as notice regarding postsecondary courses offered at the postsecondary institution's facility and the cost of those courses.


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

Sponsors: B. Pettersen | J. Becker / K. Priola
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 1-16-18
Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
1/29/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/1/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/02/2018 - No Amendments
2/2/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/05/2018 - No Amendments
2/5/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/6/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
Calendar Notification: Thursday, March 1 2018
SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1:30 PM SCR 352
(1) in senate calendar.
Fiscal Notes:

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HB18-1019 Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade Accreditation Weighted Factors 
Short Title: Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade Accreditation Weighted Factors
Summary:

For purposes of determining annual accreditation categories for school districts and the state charter school institute (institute), and for determining a public school's performance plan, the bill requires the state board of education (state board) to establish weighted values that assign greater value to high school graduation rates that are based on more rigorous course work requirements for achievement of a high school diploma.

The bill requires the state board to compare school district performance based on school district size to ensure that accreditation categories are fairly and equitably assigned across school districts of similar size.

The state board shall also assign greater value to public schools, school districts, and the institute for graduation requirements that meet or exceed the Colorado commission on higher education's suggested college admission course requirements.


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

Sponsors: M. Foote
Position: Oppose
Comment: Reviewed 1-16-18
Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
Calendar Notification: Monday, March 12 2018
Education
1:30 p.m. Room 0112
(1) in house calendar.
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HB18-1022 DOR Department Of Revenue Issue Sales Tax Request For Information 
Short Title: DOR Department Of Revenue Issue Sales Tax Request For Information
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.)

Sponsors: L. Sias | T. Kraft-Tharp / C. Jahn | T. Neville
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 1-16-18
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
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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HB18-1030 Prohibit Discrimination Labor Union Participation 
Short Title: Prohibit Discrimination Labor Union Participation
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.)

Sponsors: J. Everett / T. Neville
Position: Monitor
Comment: Reviewed 1-16-18
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
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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HB18-1034 Career And Technical Education Capital Grant Program 
Short Title: Career And Technical Education Capital Grant Program
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.)

Sponsors: P. Covarrubias | H. McKean / K. Priola
Position: Conditionally Support
Comment: Reviewed 1-16-18. To be reviewed again.
Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
Calendar Notification: Monday, February 26 2018
Education
1:30 p.m. Room 0112
(3) in house calendar.
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HB18-1038 Land Surveyors Continuing Education Requirement 
Short Title: Land Surveyors Continuing Education Requirement
Summary:

The bill requires the state board of licensure for architects, professional engineers, and professional land surveyors to adopt rules establishing a continuing education requirement to maintain the competency of professional land surveyors.


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

Sponsors: D. Valdez / D. Coram | K. Donovan
Position: Monitor
Comment: Reviewed 1-16-18
Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
1/18/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
1/23/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/23/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
1/24/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/29/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, February 28 2018
SENATE STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1:30 PM SCR 357
(2) in senate calendar.
Fiscal Notes:

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HB18-1070 Additional Public School Capital Construction Funding 
Short Title: Additional Public School Capital Construction Funding
Summary:

Currently, the first $40 million of retail marijuana excise tax revenue annually collected is credited to the public school capital construction assistance fund (assistance fund) for purposes of the 'Building Excellent Schools Today Act' (BEST) and the remainder of the revenue is credited to the state public school fund. For state fiscal years commencing on and after July 1, 2018, sections 1 and 3 of the bill increase the amount of retail marijuana excise tax revenue credited to the assistance fund to the greater of 90% of the revenue annually collected or the first $40 million of such revenue. The remainder of the revenue continues to be credited to the state public school fund. Section 2 increases the maximum total annual amount of lease payments on BEST lease-purchase agreements authorized to be paid with both state money and local matching money to $110 million for the 2018-19 fiscal year and $120 million for the 2019-20 fiscal year and for each fiscal year thereafter.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Sponsors: D. Young | C. Wist / R. Scott | R. Zenzinger
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 1-16-18
Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Finance + Appropriations
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB18-001 Transportation Infrastructure Funding 
Short Title: Transportation Infrastructure Funding
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.

Section 8 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:

  • Would authorize the executive director to issue additional TRANs in a maximum principal amount of $3.5 billion and with a maximum repayment cost of $5 billion; and
  • Would, 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 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. Additional TRANs must otherwise generally be issued subject to the same requirements and for the same purposes as the original TRANs; except that the 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 9 requires TRANs proceeds not otherwise pledged for TRANs payments to be credited to the state highway fund.

On and after July 1, 2018, section 5 requires 10% 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 specifies that state sales and use tax net revenue credited to the state highway fund that is not expended to make TRANs payments and TRANs net proceeds credited to the state highway fund must be used only for qualified federal aid transportation projects that are included in the strategic transportation project investment program of the department of transportation (CDOT) 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. 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.)

Sponsors: R. Baumgardner | J. Cooke / P. Buck
Position: Deliberating
Comment: Reviewed 1-16-18. Review at next meeting.
Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
1/23/2018 Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Amended to Finance
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB18-007 Affordable Housing Tax Credit 
Short Title: Affordable Housing Tax Credit
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 this bill as introduced.)

Sponsors: J. Tate | L. Guzman / C. Duran | J. Becker
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 1-16-18
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
Calendar Notification: Thursday, February 22 2018
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(2) in senate calendar.
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SB18-045 Repeal Architectural Paint Stewardship Act 
Short Title: Repeal Architectural Paint Stewardship Act
Summary:

The bill repeals the 'Architectural Paint Stewardship Act', which act requires architectural paint producers to create paint stewardship programs for the recycling of architectural paint and to fund the paint stewardship programs by charging assessments on retailers and distributors, who are then required to add the amount of the assessments to the purchase price of containers of architectural paint sold in Colorado.


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

Sponsors: K. Lundberg / K. Ransom
Position: Oppose
Comment: Reviewed 1-16-18
Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
1/25/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
2/14/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/16/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/21/2018 Senate Second Reading Lost with Amendments - Committee
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB18-069 Enforcement Statewide Degree Transfer Agreements 
Short Title: Enforcement Statewide Degree Transfer Agreements
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.)

Sponsors: C. Holbert | R. Zenzinger / A. Garnett | J. Becker
Position: Deliberating
Comment: Reviewed 1-16-18
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
Calendar Notification: Monday, February 26 2018
Education
1:30 p.m. Room 0112
(4) in house calendar.
Fiscal Notes:

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SB18-133 Higher Education Certificate Performance Funding 
Short Title: Higher Education Certificate Performance Funding
Summary:

Under current law, higher education fee-for-service contracts include performance funding based in part on the number of degrees or certificates awarded by each institution. The bill sets the minimum amount of performance funding received for each certificate awarded at 50% of the amount for each bachelor's degree awarded.


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

Sponsors: B. Gardner / C. Duran
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 2-6-18
Status: 1/29/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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SB18-167 Enforce Requirements 811 Locate Underground Facilities 
Short Title: Enforce Requirements 811 Locate Underground Facilities
Summary:

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

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

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

Current law allows only an excavator to submit a location request to the notification association. The bill authorizes a licensed professional engineer designing excavation to submit a location request. The engineer is required to ensure that the engineering plans meet certain standards established by the American Society of Civil Engineers for defining the accuracy of an underground facility location. The notification association will collect a fee for each location request, which is deposited in the safety commission fund and used to pay the commission's expenses.

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

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

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


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

Sponsors: R. Scott | K. Donovan / F. Winter | L. Saine
Position:
Comment: Staff Recommendation: Get Input
Status: 2/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
Calendar Notification: Thursday, February 22 2018
SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
Upon Adjournment SCR 352
(1) in senate calendar.
Fiscal Notes:

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