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
3/1/2018 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/6/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/7/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/8/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/15/2018 Sent to the Governor
3/15/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/22/2018 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON 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 the level of attainment for accreditation of each public high school, each school district, the state charter school institute, and the state as a whole on the postsecondary and workforce readiness performance indicator, the bill adds additional measures of the percentage of students who successfully complete:

  • An advanced placement course in a subject other than English language arts or math and earn a score of 3 or higher on the end-of-course advanced placement exam;
  • A concurrent enrollment course in a subject other than English language arts or math and earn a grade of 'B' or higher in the course; and
  • An international baccalaureate course in a subject other than English language arts or math and earn a score of 4 or higher.

The bill appropriates $30,000 to the department of education for information technology services to implement the bill.


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

Sponsors: M. Foote / K. Priola
Position: Oppose
Comment: Reviewed 1-16-18
Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/21/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Amended 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, Floor
4/25/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/26/2018 - No Amendments
4/26/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/26/2018 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 to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/7/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments - Committee
5/8/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/9/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2018 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
5/29/2018 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 9 2018
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(1) in senate calendar.
Fiscal Notes:

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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
3/1/2018 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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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
Fiscal Notes:

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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
2/26/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/7/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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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
2/28/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON 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 4 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. If, for any state fiscal year, the total amount of revenue credited to the assistance fund from all sources during the prior state fiscal year is less than the total amount of all payments due during the state fiscal year on BEST lease-purchase agreements, then section 3 requires the amount of the annual appropriation to fund the state's share of total program funding for all school districts and institute charter schools to be reduced and general fund money made available by the reduction to be transferred to the assistance fund to make up for the shortfall. Section 5 appropriates $34 million from the assistance fund to the department of education for BEST lease-purchase agreement payments.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

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
2/21/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Finance
3/19/2018 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, Floor
4/9/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to
4/9/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/18/2018 Senate Committee on Education 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 Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/27/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/30/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/3/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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
5/30/2018 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB18-1261 Colorado Arbitration Fairness Act 
Short Title: Colorado Arbitration Fairness Act
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.)

Sponsors: M. Weissman / D. Kagan
Position: Oppose
Comment: Reviewed 3-6-18
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
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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HB18-1262 Arbitration Services Provider Transparency Act 
Short Title: Arbitration Services Provider Transparency Act
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.)

Sponsors: D. Jackson | D. Roberts / D. Kagan
Position: Oppose
Comment: Reviewed 3-6-18
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
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB18-1266 Career Development Success Program Expansion 
Short Title: Career Development Success Program Expansion
Summary:

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

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

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

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


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

Sponsors: D. Esgar | J. Wilson / O. Hill | N. Todd
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 3-20-18
Status: 3/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/19/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/19/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/20/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/23/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/26/2018 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/27/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/1/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/2/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/11/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/14/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/14/2018 Sent to the Governor
6/5/2018 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB18-1278 Apprentice Utilization In Public Projects 
Short Title: Apprentice Utilization In Public Projects
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.)

Sponsors: A. Benavidez / D. Moreno
Position: Oppose
Comment: Reviewed 3-20-18
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
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB18-1308 Workers' Compensation Out-of-state Workers Temporarily In Colorado 
Short Title: Workers' Compensation Out-of-state Workers Temporarily In Colorado
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.)

Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp | J. Becker / O. Hill | D. Kagan
Position: Neutral
Comment: Reviewed 4-3-18
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
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB18-1316 Extend Colorado Department Of Labor And Employment Skilled Worker, Outreach, Recruitment, and Key Training Grant Program 
Short Title: Extend Colorado Department Of Labor And Employment Skilled Worker, Outreach, Recruitment, and Key Training Grant Program
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.)

Sponsors: D. Pabon | T. Exum / J. Cooke | A. Williams
Position: Strongly Support
Comment: Reviewed 4-3-18
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
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB18-1340 Transfers Of Money For State's Infrastructure 
Short Title: Transfers Of Money For State's Infrastructure
Summary:

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

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

Sponsors: M. Hamner / K. Lambert
Position: Monitor
Comment: Reviewed 4-3-18
Status: 3/26/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
3/27/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/28/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/29/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/2/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
4/3/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/4/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/5/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/5/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over to 04/09/2018
4/9/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
5/9/2018 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/9/2018 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/9/2018 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
5/22/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/22/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/22/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/30/2018 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 9 2018
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON SB18-200
9:00 AM SCR 357
(1) in senate calendar.
Wednesday, May 9 2018
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB18-1340
Upon Adjournment JBC Hearing Room Legis. Serv. Bldg, 3rd Floor
(1) in senate calendar.
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HB18-1341 Apprenticeship And Vocational Technical Training 
Short Title: Apprenticeship And Vocational Technical Training
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.)

Sponsors: J. Danielson | P. Covarrubias / S. Fenberg | D. Coram
Position: Amend
Comment: Reviewed 4-3-18
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
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB18-1342 Allow Pre-Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act Homeowners' Association Members to Veto Homeowners' Association Budget 
Short Title: Allow Pre-Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act Homeowners' Association Members to Veto Homeowners' Association Budget
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.)

Sponsors: J. Melton / N. Todd
Position: Monitor
Comment: Reviewed 4-3-18
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
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB18-1372 Exempt Fund From Capital Construction Funding Mechanism 
Short Title: Exempt Fund From Capital Construction Funding Mechanism
Summary:

Capital Development Committee. The bill exempts the department of human services' regional center depreciation account in the capital construction fund from the definition of 'cash fund' for purposes of the requirements under the automatic cash fund funding mechanism for payment of future costs attributable to certain of the state's capital assets.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Sponsors: D. Esgar | J. Becker / J. Kefalas
Position: Monitor
Comment: Reviewed 4-17-18
Status: 4/9/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/16/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/17/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/24/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/25/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/26/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/7/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/7/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/29/2018 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB18-1374 Controlled Maintenance Financed Acquired Prop 
Short Title: Controlled Maintenance Financed Acquired Prop
Summary:

Capital Development Committee. The bill specifies that any real property acquired by a state agency or a state institution of higher education through a lease-purchase agreement is not eligible for state controlled maintenance funding. The bill specifies that any bill enacted by the general assembly on or after the effective date of the legislation authorizing a lease-purchase agreement for the acquisition of real property must include a requirement that the state agency or state institution of higher education entering into the lease-purchase agreement present a plan to the capital development committee, by a specified date, that details how the state agency or state institution of higher education is prepared to fund the controlled maintenance needs of the real property so that at least a specified amount is available for the controlled maintenance needs of the real property. The plan may include an additional lease-purchase agreement for such controlled maintenance needs or may include a request for partial or complete state funding of such controlled maintenance needs. The bill also requires the state treasurer to advise any state agency or state institution of higher education regarding the controlled maintenance reserve requirement.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Sponsors: C. Hansen | D. Esgar / J. Kefalas | R. Baumgardner
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 4-17-18
Status: 4/9/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/16/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended 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
4/24/2018 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 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/3/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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
5/24/2018 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB18-1383 Bonding Requirements For Public Projects Using Private Financing 
Short Title: Bonding Requirements For Public Projects Using Private Financing
Summary:

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

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


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

Sponsors: F. Winter / K. Priola
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 4-17-18
Status: 4/12/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
4/24/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/27/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/2/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB18-1418 Use Of Criminal Convictions In Employment 
Short Title: Use Of Criminal Convictions In Employment
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.)

Sponsors: M. Weissman / D. Coram | D. Kagan
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 5-1-18
Status: 4/23/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/26/2018 House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
5/1/2018 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/2/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/3/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/4/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/7/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/8/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/8/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/22/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/22/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/22/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/30/2018 Governor Signed
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. 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.)

Sponsors: R. Baumgardner | J. Cooke / P. Buck | F. Winter
Position: Deliberating
Comment: Reviewed 1-16-18.
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
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 the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

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
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
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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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
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
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB18-123 Asbestos Trust Claims Transparency Act 
Short Title: Asbestos Trust Claims Transparency Act
Summary:

The bill enacts the 'Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act'. Federal bankruptcy law provides companies with asbestos liabilities the ability to channel their future liabilities into trusts. Plaintiffs harmed from asbestos exposure may file claims with the trusts and file lawsuits against companies that are still solvent. The bill addresses the disconnect between these separate compensation systems. The bill sets forth requirements for the filing of asbestos trust claims and provides for their admissibility so that juries are informed about all of a plaintiff's exposure to asbestos and can properly determine fault.


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

Sponsors: J. Sonnenberg / L. Liston
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 3-6-18
Status: 1/29/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/28/2018 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/5/2018 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 to 03/15/2018 - No Amendments
3/15/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 03/22/2018 - No Amendments
3/22/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/26/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments - Floor
3/29/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/4/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/24/2018 House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON 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
3/29/2018 Senate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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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 specified portions of the excavation damage prevention law and is required to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the notification association to facilitate implementation and administration of the law. The notification association is required to provide administrative support to the commission in performing its duties.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Sponsors: R. Scott | K. Donovan / F. Winter | L. Saine
Position: Amend
Comment: Rereviewed 3-6-18.
Status: 2/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
2/22/2018 Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Amended to Finance
3/1/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/24/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/26/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/27/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/30/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/2/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/2/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/3/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/11/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/15/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/15/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/25/2018 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB18-171 Marketplace Contractor Workers' Compensation Unemployment 
Short Title: Marketplace Contractor Workers' Compensation Unemployment
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.)

Sponsors: C. Holbert | A. Williams / D. Pabon | L. Sias
Position: Neutral
Comment: Reviewed 3-6-18
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
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB18-178 Similar Coverage Independent Commercial Vehicles 
Short Title: Similar Coverage Independent Commercial Vehicles
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.)

Sponsors: J. Smallwood / T. Kraft-Tharp
Position: Monitor
Comment: Reviewed 3-6-18
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
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB18-184 Permit Short-term Extraction Construction Material 
Short Title: Permit Short-term Extraction Construction Material
Summary:

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

Sponsors: D. Coram / H. McKean | D. Esgar
Position: Amend
Comment: Reviewed 3-6-18
Status: 3/1/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
3/8/2018 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/13/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/15/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
3/26/2018 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/29/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/02/2018 - No Amendments
4/2/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/3/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/4/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/10/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/11/2018 Sent to the Governor
4/11/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/12/2018 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB18-193 Limit State Agency Occupational Regulations 
Short Title: Limit State Agency Occupational Regulations
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.)

Sponsors: D. Coram / T. Carver
Position: Monitor
Comment: Reviewed 3-20-18
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
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB18-208 Create Governor's Mansion Maintenance Fund 
Short Title: Create Governor's Mansion Maintenance Fund
Summary:

Capital Development Committee. The bill creates the governor's mansion maintenance fund (fund), which is comprised of the money generated from the mansion's operation, such as rental fees. Subject to annual appropriation by the general assembly, the governor's office may expend money from the fund for any operating costs for any governor's mansion activities and the department of personnel may expend money from the fund for controlled maintenance of the governor's mansion, except that any appropriation for controlled maintenance is subject to the capital development committee's review. The bill also specifies that the department of personnel is still authorized to seek controlled maintenance funding for the mansion through the existing statutory request process if the money in the fund is insufficient to cover all controlled maintenance needs.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Sponsors: R. Baumgardner | J. Kefalas / D. Esgar | C. Hansen
Position: Neutral
Comment: Reviewed 4-3-18
Status: 3/19/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
3/27/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/3/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/4/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/5/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/16/2018 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 - No Amendments
4/25/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/26/2018 - No Amendments
4/26/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/4/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/4/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/29/2018 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB18-232 Calculation For Art In Public Places Requirement 
Short Title: Calculation For Art In Public Places Requirement
Summary:

Capital Development Committee. The bill clarifies that for any capital construction project that is the subject of a lease-purchase agreement, the one percent of the total construction costs that is required to be used for the acquisition of works of art is calculated on the state-funded portion of the total construction costs and not on the total construction costs.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Sponsors: J. Sonnenberg | J. Kefalas / D. Esgar | C. Hansen
Position: Monitor
Comment: Reviewed 4-17-18
Status: 4/9/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/12/2018 Senate Committee on Finance 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
4/18/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/25/2018 House Committee on Finance Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
4/30/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/30/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2018 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
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB18-248 Additional Revenues Urban Renewal Projects 
Short Title: Additional Revenues Urban Renewal Projects
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.)

Sponsors: B. Martinez Humenik / P. Lawrence | M. Gray
Position: Monitor
Comment: Reviewed 5-1-18
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
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SCR18-004 Congressional Redistricting 
Short Title: Congressional Redistricting
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.)

Sponsors: K. Grantham | S. Fenberg / C. Duran | P. Neville
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 5-1-18
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
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SCR18-005 Legislative Redistricting 
Short Title: Legislative Redistricting
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.)

Sponsors: K. Grantham | S. Fenberg / C. Duran | P. Neville
Position: Support
Comment: Reviewed 5-1-18
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
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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