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HB18-1001 FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program 
Comment: Karen B, Kris
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: F. Winter | M. Gray / K. Donovan | R. Fields
Summary:

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

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


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
2/6/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Finance
3/7/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/6/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/6/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/9/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/16/2018 - No Amendments
4/16/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/20/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/30/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes: 04/16/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1001
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpE   LandgrafN   LawrenceN   LebsockN
  LeeY   LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN
  LontineY   LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY
  SandridgeN   SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN
  ValdezY   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN
  Williams D.N   WilsonN   WinklerN   WinterY
  WistN   YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/06/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1001
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1001, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinN   WinterY
  YoungY


02/06/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1001
House Business Affairs and Labor - Refer House Bill 18-1001, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
  ArndtY   ColemanY   GarnettY   GrayY
  Kraft-TharpY   ListonN   RosenthalY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   ThurlowN   Van WinkleN   Williams D.N
  WinterY


03/07/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1001
House Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1001 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanN   BenavidezY   CovarrubiasN   FooteY
  GrayY   HerodY   KennedyY   LawrenceN
  Michaelson JenetY   PabonY   SandridgeN   ThurlowN
  Van WinkleN


04/30/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1001
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1001 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


04/30/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1001
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1001 to the Committee on Finance.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


04/30/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1001
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1001, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinN   WinterY
  YoungY


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

HB18-1003 Opioid Misuse Prevention 
Comment: Ed, Jeanette, Diane
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: B. Pettersen / K. Priola | C. Jahn
Summary:

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee. Section 1 of the bill establishes in statute the opioid and other substance use disorders study committee, consisting of 5 senators and 5 representatives from the general assembly, to:

  • Study data and statistics on the scope of the substance use disorder problem in Colorado;
  • Study current prevention, intervention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery resources available to Coloradans, as well as public and private insurance coverage and other sources of support for treatment and recovery resources;
  • Review the availability of medication-assisted treatment and the ability of pharmacists to prescribe those medications;
  • Examine measures that other states and countries use to address substance use disorders;
  • Identify the gaps in prevention, intervention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery resources available to Coloradans and hurdles to accessing those resources; and
  • Identify possible legislative options to address gaps and hurdles to accessing prevention, intervention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery resources.

The committee is authorized to meet 6 times in a calendar year and may report up to 6 legislative measures to the legislative council, which bills are exempt from bill limitations and introduction deadlines. The committee is repealed on July 1, 2020.

Section 2 requires the governor to direct the Colorado consortium for prescription drug abuse prevention to:

  • Create a process to develop a plan that addresses the full continuum of recovery services;
  • Develop a definition for recovery residences and recommend whether the residences should be licensed; and
  • Report recommendations to the general assembly.

Section 3 specifies school-based health care centers may apply for grants from the school-based health center grant program to expand behavioral health services to include treatment for opioid and other substance use disorders and requires the department of public health and environment to prioritize funding to the centers that serve communities with high-risk factors.

Section 4 directs the department of health care policy and financing, starting July 1, 2018, to award grants to organizations to operate a substance abuse screening, brief intervention, and referral program.

Section 5 creates the Charlie Hughes and Nathan Gauna opioid prevention pilot program in the Tony Grampsas youth services program for preventing opioid use among the youth population and supporting youth whose family members experience addiction. The Tony Grampsas youth services board shall oversee a grant process for the pilot program using specific criteria. The Tony Grampsas youth services program shall award the grants on or before October 1, 2018. The bill creates a fund for the direct and indirect costs associated with the program. The department of human services is required to work with the grant recipients and submit a report to the general assembly on or before January 1, 2021, regarding the progress of the grant recipients.

Section 6 directs the center for research into substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery to develop and implement continuing medical education activities to help prescribers of pain medication to safely and effectively manage patients with chronic pain, and when appropriate, prescribe opioids. Sections 3 through 6 also direct the general assembly to appropriate money to implement those sections.

Section 7 appropriates:

  • $675,00 to the department of health care policy and financing from the marijuana tax cash fund to implement the bill;
  • $750,000 to the department of higher education from the marijuana tax cash fund for research purposes;
  • $1,500,000 to the youth opioid and substance use prevention fund from the marijuana tax cash fund;
  • $500,000 to the department of human services from reappropriated funds for use by the division of child welfare;
  • $90,928 to the department of humans services from the marijuana tax cash fund for use by the division of child welfare;
  • $39,249 to the legislative department from the general fund; and
  • $775,00 to the department of public health and environment from the marijuana tax cash fund for use by the prevention services division.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
3/13/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/20/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/23/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/25/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Legislative Council
4/26/2018 Senate Committee on Legislative Council Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/27/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/1/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/2/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/2/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/4/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/16/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 04/20/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1003
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezE   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasE
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalE
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomN   ReyherY   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarE   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonY   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


05/02/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1003
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerN   CookeN   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GranthamY
  GuzmanY   HillN   HolbertN   JahnY
  JonesY   KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY
  LambertY   LundbergY   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY
  MerrifieldY   MorenoY   Neville T.N   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/19/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1003
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1003, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EsgarY
  EverettN   GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY
  Kraft-TharpY   PabonY   RankinY   Van WinkleN
  YoungY


03/13/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1003
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1003, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanN   CatlinY   DanielsonY   EverettE
  GinalY   HootonY   LandgrafY   McKeanY
  Michaelson JenetY   PabonE   PettersenY   RansomN
  SingerY


04/27/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1003
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1003, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  GardnerY   GuzmanY   LambertY   LundbergY
  MorenoY   SonnenbergY   Williams A.Y


04/25/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1003
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1003, as amended, to the Committee on Legislative Council.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1007 Substance Use Disorder Payment And Coverage 
Comment: Ed, Jeanette, Diane
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: C. Kennedy | J. Singer / K. Lambert | C. Jahn
Summary:

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee. The bill requires all individual and group health benefit plans to provide coverage without prior authorization for a five-day supply of at least one of the federal food and drug administration-approved drugs for the treatment of opioid dependence for a first request within a 12-month period.

The bill prohibits carriers from taking adverse action against a provider or from providing financial incentives or disincentives to a provider based solely on a patient satisfaction survey relating to the patient's satisfaction with pain treatment.

The bill clarifies that an 'urgent prior authorization request' to a carrier includes a request for authorization of medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders.

The bill permits a pharmacy that has entered into a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement with one or more physicians to administer injectable antagonist medication for substance use disorders and receive an enhanced dispensing fee for the administration.

The bill requires the Colorado medical assistance program to authorize reimbursement for at least one federal food and drug administration-approved ready-to-use opioid overdose reversal drug without prior authorization.

The bill permits a pharmacy that has entered into a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement with one or more physicians to administer injectable opioid antagonist medication for substance use disorders and receive an enhanced dispensing fee under the Colorado medical assistance program for the administration.

The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing and the office of behavioral health in the department of human services to establish rules that standardize utilization management authority timelines for the nonpharmaceutical components of medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders.


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
3/13/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/16/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/19/2018 - No Amendments
3/16/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 03/19/2018 - No Amendments
3/19/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/26/2018 - No Amendments
3/26/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/27/2018 - No Amendments
3/27/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/28/2018 - No Amendments
3/28/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/29/2018 - No Amendments
3/29/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/02/2018 - No Amendments
4/2/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/09/2018 - No Amendments
4/9/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/10/2018 - No Amendments
4/10/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/13/2018 - No Amendments
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 04/19/2018 - No Amendments
4/19/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/20/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/23/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/1/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/2/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2018 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
5/21/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 04/20/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1007
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezE   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasE
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalE
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.Y   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarE   SandridgeN
  SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonN   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


05/03/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1007
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerE   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GranthamY
  GuzmanY   HillN   HolbertN   JahnY
  JonesY   KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY
  LambertY   LundbergY   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikN
  MerrifieldY   MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergE   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/13/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1007
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1007, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanE   CatlinY   DanielsonY   EverettE
  GinalY   HootonY   LandgrafY   McKeanY
  Michaelson JenetY   PabonE   PettersenY   RansomN
  SingerY


05/01/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1007
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1007 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  CookeY   CourtY   FenbergY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1009 Diabetes Drug Pricing Transparency Act 2018 
Comment: Diane, Ed, Fran, Christina
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Roberts / K. Donovan
Summary:

The bill creates the 'Diabetes Drug Pricing Transparency Act of 2018'. The state board of health is responsible for implementing the act. Drug manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers, insurers, and pharmacies must submit annual reports to the state board regarding prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes. The state board analyzes the submitted information and publishes a report. The state board may impose penalties on drug manufacturers or pharmacy benefit managers who do not comply with reporting requirements. Nonprofit organizations advocating for patients with diabetes or funding diabetes medical research that receive contributions from certain diabetes drug manufacturers must annually report those contributions.

$287,602 is appropriated from the general fund to the department of public health and environment to implement the act. $10,656 of this amount is reappropriated to the department of law for legal services to the department of public health and environment.


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
3/22/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/20/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/23/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/2/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes: 04/20/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1009
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezE   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasE
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalE
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarE   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonN   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/19/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1009
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1009, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EsgarY
  EverettN   GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY
  Kraft-TharpY   PabonY   RankinN   Van WinkleN
  YoungY


03/22/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1009
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1009, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasN   EsgarY
  GinalY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  KennedyY   LandgrafN   LontineY   RansomN
  WilsonN


05/02/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1009
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1009 indefinitely.
  CookeY   CourtN   HillY   MarbleY
  MorenoN


05/02/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1009
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1009 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CookeN   CourtY   HillN   MarbleN
  MorenoY


05/02/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1009
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1009, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EsgarY
  EverettN   GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY
  Kraft-TharpY   PabonY   RankinN   Van WinkleN
  YoungY


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

HB18-1012 Vision Care Plans Carriers Eye Care Providers 
Comment: Ed
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Becker | S. Lontine / K. Lundberg | I. Aguilar
Summary:

The bill prohibits a carrier or entity that offers a vision care plan from requiring an eye care provider with whom the carrier or entity contracts to:

  • Provide services or materials to a covered person at a fee set by, or subject to the approval of, the carrier or entity unless certain conditions are met;
  • Charge a covered person for noncovered services or noncovered materials in any amount less than the usual and customary amount that the eye care provider charges individuals who do not have coverage for such materials and services; or
  • Participate, as a condition of participation in a vision plan, in any of the carrier's or entity's other vision plan networks.

The bill prohibits a carrier or entity from changing the terms of a contract between the carrier or entity and an eye care provider without communication with the eye care provider.

The bill requires the commissioner of insurance to institute a corrective action plan or use any of the commissioner's enforcement powers against a carrier or entity that is not in compliance with the above requirements.


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
2/8/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/13/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/13/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/14/2018 - No Amendments
2/15/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/21/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/8/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/13/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/14/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/15/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/21/2018 Sent to the Governor
3/21/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/21/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/29/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 02/15/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1012
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonE   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LebsockY
  LeeY   LeonardY   LewisE   ListonY
  LontineY   LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinY   RansomN   ReyherY
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineY   SalazarY
  SandridgeN   SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY
  ValdezY   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettY
  Williams D.N   WilsonY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


03/14/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1012
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsE   GarciaY   GardnerN   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.N   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergY   TateN
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/08/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1012
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1012, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  LandgrafY   LontineY   RansomN   RobertsY
  WilsonY


03/08/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1012
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1012, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  AguilarY   CrowderY   KefalasY   Martinez HumenikY
  SmallwoodN


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1032 Access Medical Records State Emergency Medical Services Patient Care Database 
Comment: Jeanette, Diane
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: C. Kennedy | D. Thurlow / R. Fields | J. Tate
Summary:

The bill requires the department of public health and environment to provide individualized patient information from the department's EMS agency patient care database to health information organization networks for any use allowed under the federal 'Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996' (HIPAA). By contract with health information organization networks, the department must control access to patient information and limit the use of patient information to only those purposes allowed under HIPAA.


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
1/30/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/2/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/05/2018 - No Amendments
2/5/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/21/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/1/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services 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 to 03/07/2018 - No Amendments
3/8/2018 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
Floor Votes: 02/06/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1032
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteE   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LebsockN
  LeeY   LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN
  LontineY   LundeenN   McKeanY   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinY   RansomN   ReyherN
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY
  SandridgeN   SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowY
  ValdezY   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettY
  Williams D.N   WilsonY   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


03/08/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1032
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerN   CookeN   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerN   GuzmanY
  HillN   HolbertN   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertN
  LundbergN   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.N   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergN   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 01/30/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1032
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1032 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  LandgrafY   LontineY   RansomN   RobertsY
  WilsonY


03/01/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1032
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1032 to the Committee of the Whole.
  AguilarY   CrowderY   KefalasY   Martinez HumenikY
  SmallwoodY


Bill Version: Signed Act

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

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

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

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


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government + Finance + Appropriations
1/31/2018 House Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 01/31/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1054
House Local Government - Postpone House Bill 18-1054 indefinitely.
  ExumY   KennedyN   Kraft-TharpY   LebsockY
  ListonY   McKeanY   RansomY   ReyherY
  RosenthalN   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  WilsonY


01/31/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1054
House Local Government - Refer House Bill 18-1054 to the Committee on Finance.
  ExumN   KennedyY   Kraft-TharpN   LebsockN
  ListonN   McKeanN   RansomN   ReyherN
  RosenthalY   SingerN   ThurlowN   ValdezN
  WilsonN


Bill Version: Introduced

HB18-1065 DHS Department of Human Services Employee Discipline Harm To Vulnerable Persons 
Comment: Christina, Fran, Jarett
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: S. Beckman | J. Buckner / K. Lambert
Summary:

The Colorado department of human services (department) operates numerous facilities in the state that provide direct care to vulnerable people, including veterans and their families, youth in rehabilitation programs, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and people with mental health diagnoses. Current law specifies when an employee of the department (employee) will be suspended or dismissed after being charged with specified criminal offenses. However, the department has encountered difficulty in suspending, dismissing, or otherwise disciplining employees through the administrative process when the employee was involved in an egregious incident of mistreatment of a vulnerable person but was not convicted of a criminal offense. The bill specifies that:

  • In considering a disciplinary action against an employee for engaging in mistreatment, abuse, neglect, or exploitation, against a vulnerable person, the appointing authority shall give weight to the safety of vulnerable persons over the interests of any other person.
  • If the appointing authority finds that the employee has engaged in mistreatment, abuse, neglect, or exploitation against a vulnerable person, the appointing authority may take such disciplinary action as the appointing authority deems appropriate, up to and including termination, taking into consideration the harm or risk of harm to vulnerable persons created by the employee's actions.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
2/8/2018 House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
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 Laid Over to 03/23/2018 - No Amendments
3/23/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/26/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/26/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/2/2018 Senate Committee on Judiciary 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
4/16/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/17/2018 Sent to the Governor
4/17/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/23/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 03/26/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1065
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverE   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   District 34V   DuranY   EsgarY
  EverettY   ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY
  GinalY   GrayY   HamnerY   HansenE
  HerodY   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY
  KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY
  LeeY   LeonardY   LewisY   ListonY
  LontineY   LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.E   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinY   RansomY   ReyherY
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineY   SalazarY
  SandridgeY   SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY
  ValdezY   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettY
  Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


04/05/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1065
  AguilarE   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/15/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1065
House Judiciary - Refer House Bill 18-1065, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BenavidezY   CarverY   FooteE   HerodY
  LeeY   LundeenE   MeltonY   SalazarY
  WeissmanY   WillettE   WistY


04/02/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1065
Senate Judiciary - Refer House Bill 18-1065 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  CookeY   CoramY   FieldsY   GardnerY
  KaganY


Bill Version: Signed Act

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Status: 1/18/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/7/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/07/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1090
House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1090 indefinitely.
  BenavidezY   FooteY   HootonY   HumphreyY
  LeonardY   LontineY   MeltonY   WeissmanY
  Williams D.Y


Bill Version: Introduced

HB18-1091 Dementia Diseases And Related Disabilities 
Comment: Kelley
Position: Strongly Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: S. Beckman | J. Ginal / J. Smallwood | N. Todd
Summary:

The bill updates statutory references to Alzheimer's and other dementia diseases and reflects that dementia diseases have related disabilities impacting memory and other cognitive abilities. Missing persons with a dementia disease and related disability are added to the missing senior citizen and missing person with developmental disabilities alert program, and the program is renamed to reflect this change. The Alzheimer's disease treatment and research center within the university of Colorado school of medicine is renamed the dementia diseases and related disabilities treatment and research center.


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

Status: 1/18/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
2/13/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/16/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/20/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 02/21/2018 - No Amendments
2/21/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/21/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/28/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/5/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/6/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 03/08/2018 - No Amendments
3/8/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/19/2018 Sent to the Governor
3/19/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/19/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/29/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 02/21/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1091
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettY
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LebsockY
  LeeY   LeonardY   LewisY   ListonY
  LontineY   LundeenY   McKeanE   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.Y   PabonE
  PettersenY   RankinY   RansomY   ReyherY
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineE   SalazarY
  SandridgeY   SiasE   SingerE   ThurlowY
  ValdezY   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettY
  Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


03/08/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1091
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GranthamY
  GuzmanY   HillY   HolbertY   JahnY
  JonesY   KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY
  LambertY   LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY
  MerrifieldY   MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/13/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1091
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1091 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanY   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalY   HumphreyY   JacksonY   KennedyY
  LandgrafY   LontineY   RansomY   RobertsY
  WilsonY


02/28/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1091
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1091 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  AguilarE   CrowderY   KefalasY   Martinez HumenikY
  SmallwoodY


02/28/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1091
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1091 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanY   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalY   HumphreyY   JacksonY   KennedyY
  LandgrafY   LontineY   RansomY   RobertsY
  WilsonY


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1097 Patient Choice Of Pharmacy 
Comment: Jeanette
Position: Strongly Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: M. Catlin | J. Danielson / D. Coram | N. Todd
Summary:

The bill prohibits a carrier that offers or issues a health benefit plan that covers pharmaceutical services, including prescription drug coverage, or a pharmacy benefit management firm managing those benefits for a carrier, from:

  • Limiting or restricting a covered person's ability to select a pharmacy or pharmacist of the covered person's choice if certain conditions are met;
  • Imposing a copayment, fee, or other cost-sharing requirement for selecting a pharmacy of the covered person's choosing;
  • Imposing other conditions on a covered person, pharmacist, or pharmacy that limit or restrict a covered person's ability to use a pharmacy of the covered person's choosing; or
  • Denying a pharmacy or pharmacist the right to participate in any of its pharmacy network contracts in this state or as a contracting provider in this state if the pharmacy or pharmacist has a valid license in Colorado and the pharmacy or pharmacist agrees to specified conditions.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/18/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
2/15/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/20/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/22/2018 - No Amendments
2/22/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/23/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/19/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes: 02/23/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1097
  ArndtY   Becker J.E   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanN   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettN   GinalY
  GrayN   HamnerY   HansenN   HerodN
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonE   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpN   LandgrafN   LawrenceN   LebsockN
  LeeY   LeonardN   LewisY   ListonY
  LontineY   LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.E   PabonE
  PettersenY   RankinN   RansomN   ReyherY
  RobertsY   RosenthalN   SaineY   SalazarY
  SandridgeN   SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN
  ValdezY   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettE
  Williams D.N   WilsonN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/15/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1097
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1097 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasN   EsgarY
  GinalY   HumphreyN   KennedyY   LandgrafN
  LontineY   RansomN   RobertsY   ValdezY
  WilsonN


03/19/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1097
Senate Business, Labor, & Technology - Postpone House Bill 18-1097 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  JahnY   KerrN   Neville T.Y   PriolaY
  SmallwoodY   TateY   Williams A.Y


03/19/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1097
Senate Business, Labor, & Technology - Refer House Bill 18-1097 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasN   EsgarY
  GinalY   HumphreyN   JahnN   KennedyY
  KerrY   LandgrafN   LontineY   Neville T.N
  PriolaN   RansomN   RobertsY   SmallwoodN
  TateN   ValdezY   Williams A.N   WilsonN


Bill Version: Reengrossed

HB18-1111 Modifications To PERA Public Employees' Retirement Association Board Of Trustees 
Comment: Jeanette, Kip, Eileen
Position: Strongly Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Everett / T. Neville
Summary:

Currently, the board of trustees (board) of the public employees' retirement association (PERA) is composed of the following 15 trustees:

  • The state treasurer;
  • 3 elected members of the state division;
  • 4 elected members of the school division;
  • One elected member of the local government division;
  • One elected member of the judicial division;
  • 2 elected retirees; and
  • 3 trustees appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate who are not PERA members or retirees and who are experts in certain fields.

There is also one ex officio trustee from the Denver public schools division.

The bill modifies the composition of the board by:

  • Eliminating one elected member trustee position from the state division;
  • Eliminating 3 elected member trustee positions from the school division;
  • Requiring both elected members from the state division and the members from the school division, the local government division, and the judicial division to be at least 20 years from retirement eligibility; and
  • Adding 4 more trustees appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate who are not PERA members or retirees and who are experts in certain fields to replace the eliminated elected member trustee positions. The additional appointed trustees must have significant experience and competence in investment management, finance, banking, economics, accounting, pension administration, or actuarial analysis.

The bill does not change the inclusion on the board of the state treasurer, the elected members from the local government division and the judicial division, or the ex officio trustee from the Denver public schools division.

In addition, PERA's nonstatutory governance manual permits a trustee of the board to make reasonable requests for information from PERA when the information is necessary for the purposes of fulfilling the trustee's duties as a member of the board. The governance manual also includes limitations on the nature of requests for information that a trustee can make.

The bill authorizes a trustee, in his or her capacity as a member of the board and in furtherance of his or her fiduciary duties and obligations to the members and benefit recipients of PERA, to review all records or information within the custody and control of PERA. Upon request of a trustee, the executive director of PERA or the board is required to provide access to any records or information requested. Neither the executive director nor the board may deny a trustee's request for records or information based on the expenditure of staff time or the need to use outside resources to fill the request, or any other reason. A trustee is prohibited from using any records or information provided for personal use and PERA is required to keep certain information confidential when providing requested records or information to a trustee.


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

Status: 1/19/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/14/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/14/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1111
House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1111 indefinitely.
  BenavidezY   FooteY   HerodE   HumphreyN
  LeonardN   LontineY   MeltonY   WeissmanY
  Williams D.N


02/14/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1111
House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1111, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BenavidezN   FooteN   HerodE   HumphreyY
  LeonardY   LontineN   MeltonN   WeissmanN
  Williams D.Y


Bill Version: Introduced

HB18-1112 Pharmacist Health Care Services Coverage 
Comment: Bob E., Muriel, Diane
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Becker | D. Esgar / L. Crowder
Summary:

The bill requires a health benefit plan to provide coverage for health care services provided by a pharmacist if:

  • The services are provided within a health professional shortage area; and
  • The health benefit plan provides coverage for the same services provided by a licensed physician or advanced practice nurse.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/19/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
2/20/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/23/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/26/2018 - No Amendments
2/26/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/27/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/5/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/19/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/22/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/23/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/29/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/2/2018 Sent to the Governor
4/2/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/9/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 02/27/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1112
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LebsockY
  LeeY   LeonardN   LewisY   ListonN
  LontineY   LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinY   RansomN   ReyherY
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarE
  SandridgeN   SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowY
  ValdezY   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettY
  Williams D.N   WilsonY   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


03/23/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1112
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerN   CookeN   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillN   HolbertN   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertN
  LundbergN   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottN   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergY   TateN
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/20/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1112
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1112 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalE   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  LandgrafY   LontineY   RansomN   RobertsY
  WilsonY


03/19/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1112
Senate Business, Labor, & Technology - Refer House Bill 18-1112 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalE   HumphreyN   JacksonY   JahnY
  KennedyY   KerrY   LandgrafY   LontineY
  Neville T.Y   PriolaY   RansomN   RobertsY
  SmallwoodN   TateY   Williams A.Y   WilsonY


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1114 Require License Practice Genetic Counseling 
Comment: Jeanette, Christina
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Ginal | J. Buckner / N. Todd
Summary:

The bill enacts the 'Genetic Counselor Licensure Act'. On and after June 1, 2019, a person cannot practice genetic counseling without being licensed by the director of the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies. To be licensed, a person must have graduated with an appropriate genetic counseling degree and have been certified by a national body, except that the director may issue a provisional license to a candidate for certification pursuant to requirements established by rule.

The bill gives title protection to genetic counselors and standard licensing, rule-making, and disciplinary powers to the director. Genetic counselors must have insurance unless the director, by rule, finds that insurance is not reasonably available. The bill repeals the act on September 1, 2025. Genetic counselors are subject to the mandatory disclosures of the 'Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act of 2010'.

$22,677 is appropriated to the department of regulatory agencies from the division of professions and occupations cash fund to implement the act.


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

Status: 1/19/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
3/8/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
3/14/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/6/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/6/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/9/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/12/2018 - No Amendments
4/12/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/24/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes: 04/12/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1114
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetE   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonN   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/06/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1114
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1114, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinN   WinterY
  YoungY


03/14/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1114
House Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1114 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanN   BenavidezY   CovarrubiasN   FooteY
  GrayY   KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   LawrenceY
  Michaelson JenetY   PabonY   SandridgeN   ThurlowY
  Van WinkleN


03/14/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1114
House Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1114, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
  BucknerY   EsgarY   GinalY   JacksonY
  LandgrafN   LontineY   Neville P.N   RansomN
  RobertsY   WilsonN


03/08/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1114
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1114, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasN   EsgarY
  GinalY   JacksonY   KennedyY   LandgrafN
  LontineY   Neville P.N   RansomN   RobertsY
  WilsonN


04/24/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1114
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1114 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


04/24/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1114
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1114 to the Committee on Finance.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


04/24/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1114
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1114, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinN   WinterY
  YoungY


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

HB18-1118 Create Health Care Legislative Review Committee 
Comment: Jeanette, Kelley
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Ginal | S. Beckman / I. Aguilar | L. Crowder
Summary:

The bill recreates the former health care task force, renamed as the statewide health care review committee, to study health care issues that affect Colorado residents throughout the state. The committee consists of the members of the house of representatives committees on health, insurance, and environment and on public health care and human services and the senate committee on health and human services. The committee is permitted to meet up to 2 times during the interim between legislative sessions, including 2 field trips.

For the 2018-19 fiscal year, the bill appropriates $23,951 from the general fund to the legislative department to implement the bill.


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

Status: 1/19/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
2/15/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/16/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/20/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/21/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/26/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/2/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes: 03/21/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1118
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   District 34V   DuranY   EsgarY
  EverettN   ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY
  GinalY   GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY
  HerodY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonE
  KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY
  LeeY   LeonardN   LewisN   ListonY
  LontineY   LundeenN   McKeanE   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetE   Neville P.Y   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinY   RansomN   ReyherY
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY
  SandridgeN   SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowY
  ValdezY   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN
  Williams D.N   WilsonY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/16/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1118
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1118, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanY   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.Y   PabonY   RankinY   WinterY
  YoungY


02/15/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1118
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1118, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanY   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalY   HumphreyN   KennedyY   LandgrafN
  LontineY   RansomN   RobertsY   ValdezY
  WilsonY


04/02/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1118
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1118 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


04/02/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1118
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1118 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   MarbleE
  SonnenbergN


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Status: 1/19/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
2/21/2018 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/21/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1119
House Transportation & Energy - Postpone House Bill 18-1119 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  Becker J.N   BridgesY   BuckN   CarverN
  EsgarY   GinalY   HansenY   JacksonY
  LawrenceN   LewisN   McLachlanY   RobertsY
  WinterY


02/21/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1119
House Transportation & Energy - Refer House Bill 18-1119, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
  Becker J.Y   BridgesN   BuckY   CarverY
  EsgarN   GinalN   HansenN   JacksonN
  LawrenceY   LewisY   McLachlanN   RobertsN
  WinterN


Bill Version: Introduced

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Status: 1/19/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
2/26/2018 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/26/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1125
House Finance - Postpone House Bill 18-1125 indefinitely.
  BeckmanY   BenavidezY   CovarrubiasY   FooteE
  GrayE   HerodN   KennedyY   LawrenceY
  Michaelson JenetN   PabonN   SandridgeY   ThurlowN
  Van WinkleY


02/26/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1125
House Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1125, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanN   BenavidezN   CovarrubiasE   FooteY
  GrayN   HerodY   KennedyY   LawrenceN
  Michaelson JenetY   PabonY   SandridgeN   ThurlowY
  Van WinkleN


Bill Version: Introduced

HB18-1127 Residential Landlord Rental Application 
Comment: Kris
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Jackson | C. Kennedy / S. Fenberg
Summary:

The bill:

  • Limits the fee to cover a landlord's costs for a personal reference check or for obtaining a consumer credit report or tenant screening report;
  • Requires a landlord to provide each prospective tenant with written notice of the landlord's tenant selection criteria and the grounds upon which a rental application may be denied before accepting an application or collecting an application fee; and
  • Requires a landlord to provide a prospective tenant with an adverse action notice if the landlord takes adverse action on a prospective tenant after reviewing the prospective tenant's rental application.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/19/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
2/12/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/16/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/20/2018 - No Amendments
2/20/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/22/2018 - No Amendments
2/22/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/23/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 02/26/2018 - No Amendments
2/26/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/5/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Business, Labor, & Technology + Finance
3/14/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes: 02/26/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1127
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumE   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceN   LebsockY
  LeeY   LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN
  LontineY   LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinN   RansomN   ReyherY
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarE
  SandridgeN   SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN
  ValdezY   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN
  Williams D.N   WilsonN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/12/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1127
House Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1127, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanN   BenavidezY   CovarrubiasN   FooteY
  GrayY   HerodY   KennedyY   LawrenceN
  Michaelson JenetY   PabonY   SandridgeN   ThurlowN
  Van WinkleN


03/14/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1127
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1127 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


03/14/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1127
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1127 to the Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

HB18-1136 Substance Use Disorder Treatment 
Comment: Ed, Jeanette, Diane
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: B. Pettersen / K. Priola | C. Jahn
Summary:

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee. The bill adds residential and inpatient substance use disorder services and medical detoxification services to the Colorado medical assistance program. The benefit is limited to persons who meet nationally recognized, evidence-based level of care criteria for residential and inpatient substance use disorder treatment. The benefit will not be effective until the department of health care policy and financing (department) seeks and receives any federal authorization necessary to secure federal financial participation in the program. Prior to seeking federal approval, the department shall seek input from stakeholders regarding decisions relating to the benefit.

The department shall prepare and submit a performance review report to committees of the general assembly concerning services provided under the benefit and the effectiveness of those services. After considering the performance review report, the general assembly may enact legislation modifying or repealing the benefit.

If an enhanced residential and inpatient substance use disorder treatment and medical detoxification services benefit becomes available, managed care organizations shall reprioritize the use of money allocated from the marijuana tax cash fund to assist in providing treatment, including residential treatment, to persons who are not otherwise covered by public or private insurance.


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

Status: 1/23/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
3/13/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/20/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/23/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/25/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/27/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/1/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/2/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 05/07/2018 - No Amendments
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
5/17/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/18/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/18/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/5/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 04/20/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1136
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezE   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasE
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalE
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisY   ListonY   LontineY
  LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomN   ReyherY   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarE   SandridgeN
  SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowN   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettY   Williams D.N
  WilsonY   WinklerN   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


05/04/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1136
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerE   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GranthamY
  GuzmanY   HillY   HolbertY   JahnY
  JonesY   KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY
  LambertY   LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY
  MerrifieldY   MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/19/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1136
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1136, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanY   DanielsonY   EsgarY
  EverettN   GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY
  Kraft-TharpY   PabonY   RankinY   Van WinkleN
  YoungY


03/13/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1136
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1136, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanN   CatlinY   DanielsonY   EverettE
  GinalY   HootonY   LandgrafN   McKeanY
  Michaelson JenetY   PabonE   PettersenY   RansomN
  SingerY


04/27/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1136
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1136 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  GardnerY   GuzmanY   LambertY   LundbergY
  MorenoY   SonnenbergY   Williams A.Y


04/25/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1136
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1136, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanY   DanielsonY   EsgarY
  EverettN   GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY
  Kraft-TharpY   PabonY   RankinY   Van WinkleN
  YoungY


04/25/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1136
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1136, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillE   MarbleE
  SonnenbergY


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1148 Stage Four Advanced Metastatic Cancer Step Therapy 
Comment: Diane
Position: Strongly Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Michaelson Jenet / L. Crowder
Summary:

The bill prohibits a carrier that issues a health benefit plan that covers treatment for stage four advanced metastatic cancer from requiring a cancer patient to undergo step therapy prior to receiving a drug approved by the United States food and drug administration if use of the approved drug is consistent with best practices for treatment of the cancer and as long as the drug is on the carrier's prescription drug formulary.


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

Status: 1/31/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
2/20/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/23/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/26/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/5/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/21/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/23/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/28/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/29/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/4/2018 Sent to the Governor
4/4/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/4/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/9/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 02/26/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1148
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumE   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LebsockY
  LeeY   LeonardN   LewisY   ListonY
  LontineY   LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinN   RansomY   ReyherY
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineY   SalazarE
  SandridgeN   SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY
  ValdezY   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettY
  Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


03/29/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1148
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillN   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertN
  LundbergN   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.N   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/20/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1148
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1148, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanY   CatlinY   DanielsonY   EverettE
  GinalY   HootonY   LandgrafY   McKeanY
  Michaelson JenetY   PabonY   PettersenY   RansomY
  SingerY


03/21/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1148
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1148 to the Committee of the Whole.
  AguilarY   CrowderY   KefalasY   Martinez HumenikY
  SmallwoodN


03/21/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1148
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1148, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanY   CatlinY   DanielsonY   EverettE
  GinalY   HootonY   LandgrafY   McKeanY
  Michaelson JenetY   PabonY   PettersenY   RansomY
  SingerY


Bill Version: Signed Act

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

The bill:

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

Status: 2/2/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
3/8/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
3/14/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/11/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/13/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 04/16/2018 - No Amendments
4/16/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/19/2018 - No Amendments
4/19/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 04/23/2018 - No Amendments
4/23/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/25/2018 - No Amendments
4/24/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/26/2018 - No Amendments
4/25/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/27/2018 - No Amendments
4/27/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/2/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 08/31/2018 - No Amendments
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/11/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1179
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1179, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   EsgarY   GarnettY
  HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY   PabonY
  RankinN   Van WinkleN   Williams D.N   WinterY
  YoungY


03/14/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1179
House Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1179 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanN   BenavidezY   CovarrubiasN   FooteY
  GrayY   KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   LawrenceN
  Michaelson JenetY   PabonY   SandridgeN   ThurlowN
  Van WinkleN


03/14/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1179
House Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1179, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
  BucknerY   EsgarY   GinalY   JacksonY
  LandgrafN   LontineY   Neville P.N   RansomN
  RobertsY   WilsonN


03/08/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1179
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1179, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasN   EsgarY
  GinalY   JacksonY   KennedyY   LandgrafN
  LontineY   Neville P.N   RansomN   RobertsY
  WilsonN


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

HB18-1182 Statewide System For Advance Directives 
Comment: Jeanette, Kelley, Jarett
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Ginal | L. Landgraf / L. Court | D. Coram
Summary:

Not more than 30 days after receiving at least $750,000 in gifts, grants, and donations for the purpose of creating and administering a statewide electronic system (system) that allows medical professionals and individuals to upload and access advance directives, the department of public health and environment shall create such a system. 'Advance directive' means:

  • A declaration as to medical treatment;
  • A medical durable power of attorney;
  • A directive relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
  • A medical orders for scope of treatment form;
  • A designated beneficiary agreement; or
  • Any legal form of these types that has been properly executed in another state in accordance with the laws of that state.

The department shall contract with one or more health information organization networks for the administration and maintenance of the system during the next year. On or before November 1, 2018, the department shall promulgate rules to administer the system.

The system is repealed, effective September 1, 2028. Prior to such repeal, the department of regulatory agencies shall perform a sunset review of the system.


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

Status: 2/2/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
3/29/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/29/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1182
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Postpone House Bill 18-1182 indefinitely.
  BeckmanY   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalY   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY
  KennedyY   LandgrafY   LontineY   RansomY
  WilsonY


Bill Version: Introduced

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

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


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

Status: 2/2/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
3/13/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
3/27/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/20/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/23/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/26/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/30/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/15/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/15/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/16/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/29/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 04/20/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1184
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezE   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasE
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettY
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalE
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LeeY
  LeonardY   LewisY   ListonY   LontineY
  LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.Y   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomY   ReyherY   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineY   SalazarE   SandridgeY
  SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettY   Williams D.Y
  WilsonY   WinklerY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


05/01/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1184
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/19/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1184
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1184 to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanY   DanielsonY   EsgarY
  EverettY   GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY
  Kraft-TharpY   PabonY   RankinY   Van WinkleY
  YoungY


03/27/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1184
House Business Affairs and Labor - Refer House Bill 18-1184, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  ArndtY   ColemanY   ExumY   GarnettY
  GrayY   Kraft-TharpY   ListonY   SandridgeE
  SiasE   ThurlowY   Van WinkleY   Williams D.Y
  WinterY


04/26/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1184
Senate Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1184 to the Committee of the Whole.
  CourtN   JahnY   Neville T.Y   SmallwoodY
  TateY


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1192 Application Assistance Federal Disability Benefits 
Comment: Kris Jeanette
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: L. Landgraf | D. Michaelson Jenet / D. Coram
Summary:

The bill creates a program to help persons with disabilities participating in the state aid to the needy disabled program navigate the application process for federal disability benefits, including supplemental security income and social security disability insurance. The program is provided by county departments of human or social services (county departments) and is administered by the state department of human services (state department).

Funding for the program is distributed to county departments pursuant to an allocation formula determined by state department rules, after receiving input from counties, county representatives, and other relevant stakeholders.

The bill includes the services that may be provided by county departments participating in the program. The services may include assistance with compiling and drafting supporting documentation for the application for federal disability benefits and in completing and submitting the application.

The state department shall evaluate the program pursuant to the time frame set forth in the bill to determine if the program is meeting the program goals described in the bill.

The bill creates the disability benefits application assistance fund (fund) and requires the state treasurer and controller to annually transfer to the fund money appropriated for the aid to the needy disabled programs that remains unencumbered and unexpended at the end of the fiscal year.


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

Status: 2/2/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
3/9/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/09/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1192
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Postpone House Bill 18-1192 indefinitely.
  BeckmanY   CatlinE   DanielsonY   EverettY
  GinalY   HootonY   KennedyY   LandgrafY
  McKeanY   Michaelson JenetY   PabonY   RansomY
  SingerY


Bill Version: Introduced

HB18-1196 Applications For Aid To The Needy Disabled Program 
Comment: Jeanette
Support with amendment
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: T. Exum / N. Todd | B. Martinez Humenik
Summary:

Under current law, in order to receive assistance under the aid to the needy disabled program, an applicant must be examined by a physician, physician assistant, advanced practice nurse, or registered nurse. The bill adds to the list of persons authorized to perform an examination a licensed psychologist, or any other licensed or certified health care personnel the department of human services deems appropriate. Any person who performs an examination is required to certify the diagnosis, prognosis, and other relevant medical or mental factors relating to the applicant's disability.


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

Status: 2/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
2/20/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/23/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/26/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 02/27/2018 - No Amendments
2/27/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/5/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/8/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/13/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/14/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/15/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/21/2018 Sent to the Governor
3/21/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/21/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/29/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 02/27/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1196
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceN   LebsockY
  LeeY   LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN
  LontineY   LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarE
  SandridgeN   SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN
  ValdezY   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN
  Williams D.N   WilsonN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


03/14/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1196
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerN   CookeN   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderN   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsE   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillN   HolbertN   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertN
  LundbergY   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.N   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergN   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/20/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1196
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1196, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanY   CatlinY   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GinalY   HootonY   LandgrafN   McKeanY
  Michaelson JenetY   PabonY   PettersenY   RansomN
  SingerY


03/08/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1196
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1196, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  AguilarY   CrowderY   KefalasY   Martinez HumenikY
  SmallwoodY


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1205 Financial Relief Defray Individual Health Plan Costs 
Comment: Jarett
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Roberts / K. Donovan
Summary:

The bill creates a financial relief program, available from July 1, 2018, through December 31, 2019, to provide financial assistance to individuals and their families who reside in a county within one of the 3 most costly geographic insurance rating areas of the state and who spend more than 20% of their household income on individual health insurance premiums. The Colorado health benefit exchange (exchange) is to oversee the program, and counties may elect to administer the program in their counties. For any county that opts not to administer the program, the exchange is to administer the program in that county.

Financial relief is available to individuals and families determined eligible based on the following:

  • The individual or family enrolled in and paid premiums for a bronze, silver, or gold level individual health benefit plan purchased through the exchange;
  • The individual or family has a household income of more than 400%, but not more than 500%, of the federal poverty line;
  • The individual or family does not have access to a government-sponsored program, such as medicaid or medicare, or an affordable employer-sponsored plan; and
  • The individual or family pays more than 20% of the household income on premiums for the plan.

The exchange is to certify that an individual or family has enrolled in one of the specified health benefit plans, the premium amount of the plan, the household income of the individual or family, and that the individual or family does not have access to a government-sponsored program or employer-sponsored plan.

The amount of financial relief is calculated based on the cost of the premium for the lowest-cost bronze health benefit plan available to the individual or family through the exchange, minus an amount equal to 20% of the individual's or family's household income. The general assembly is to appropriate not more than $6 million from the general fund to provide financial assistance to individuals who qualify under the program.

A carrier offering individual health benefit plans on the exchange must permit an individual to purchase an individual health benefit plan on the exchange during a special enrollment period that begins June 1, 2018, and ends August 1, 2018, for plans effective through December 31, 2018. For the 2019 plan year, individuals are subject to the standard open enrollment period specified in law.

The program repeals on September 1, 2020, unless congress enacts and the president signs legislation repealing the advance premium tax credit authorized under federal law, in which case the program repeals upon the date of the repeal of said tax credit.

$6,000,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the department of health care policy and financing for use by the exchange, which is commonly referred to as 'Connect for Health Colorado', to implement the bill.


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

Status: 2/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment + Appropriations
3/8/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/23/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/24/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/25/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/3/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes: 04/25/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1205
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafE   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettY   Williams D.N
  WilsonN   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/23/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1205
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1205 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BucknerY   CovarrubiasN   EsgarY   GinalY
  JacksonY   KennedyY   LandgrafN   LontineY
  RansomN   RobertsY   WilsonN


04/23/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1205
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1205, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinN   WinterY
  YoungY


03/08/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1205
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1205 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasN   EsgarY
  GinalY   JacksonY   KennedyY   LandgrafN
  LontineY   Neville P.N   RansomN   RobertsY
  WilsonN


05/03/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1205
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1205 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   LambertY
  MarbleY


05/03/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1205
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1205 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   LambertN
  MarbleN


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Status: 2/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
3/8/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/13/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/30/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes: 03/14/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1207
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   District 34V   DuranY   EsgarY
  EverettN   ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY
  GinalY   GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY
  HerodY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonE
  KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceN
  LeeY   LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN
  LontineY   LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinY   RansomN   ReyherN
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY
  SandridgeN   SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowN
  ValdezY   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettY
  Williams D.N   WilsonN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/08/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1207
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1207 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalY   JacksonY   KennedyY   LandgrafN
  LontineY   Neville P.N   RansomN   RobertsY
  WilsonN


04/30/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1207
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1207 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


04/30/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1207
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1207 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CourtY   CovarrubiasY
  EsgarY   FenbergY   GinalY   HillN
  JacksonY   KennedyY   LandgrafN   LontineY
  MarbleN   Neville P.N   RansomN   RobertsY
  SonnenbergN   WilsonN


Bill Version: Reengrossed

HB18-1211 Medicaid Fraud Control Unit 
Comment: Anne Jeanette
Position: Strongly Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: C. Wist | M. Foote / J. Smallwood | I. Aguilar
Summary:

The bill establishes the medicaid fraud control unit (unit) in the department of law. The unit is responsible for investigation and prosecution of medicaid fraud and waste, as well as patient abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Prior to initiating a criminal prosecution, the unit must consult with the district attorney of the judicial district where the prosecution would be initiated. The department of health care policy and financing is authorized to require medicaid providers to include information about reporting medicaid fraud to the unit in any explanation of benefits provided to a medicaid beneficiary.

The bill creates offenses related to making false statements on applications, medicaid fraud, and credit and recovery of medicaid payments. The bill makes it unlawful to receive certain kickbacks, bribes, and rebates related to the administration of a medicaid service. Actions brought under the provisions of the bill must commence within 3 years after the discovery of the offense, but no later than six years after the commission of the offense.


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

Status: 2/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
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 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 Health & Human Services
3/29/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/4/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/5/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/17/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/19/2018 Sent to the Governor
4/19/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/25/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 03/26/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1211
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverE   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   District 34V   DuranY   EsgarY
  EverettY   ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY
  GinalY   GrayY   HamnerY   HansenE
  HerodY   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY
  KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY
  LeeY   LeonardY   LewisY   ListonY
  LontineY   LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.E   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinY   RansomY   ReyherY
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineY   SalazarY
  SandridgeY   SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY
  ValdezY   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettY
  Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


04/05/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1211
  AguilarE   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/15/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1211
House Judiciary - Refer House Bill 18-1211, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BenavidezY   CarverY   FooteY   HerodY
  LeeY   LundeenY   MeltonY   SalazarY
  WeissmanY   WillettE   WistY


03/29/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1211
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1211 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  AguilarY   CrowderY   KefalasY   Martinez HumenikY
  SmallwoodY


03/29/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1211
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1211, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BenavidezY   CarverY   FooteY   HerodY
  LeeY   LundeenY   MeltonY   SalazarY
  WeissmanY   WillettE   WistY


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1212 Freestanding Emergency Departments Licensure 
Comment: Jeanette, Christina, Ed
Position: Strongly Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: C. Kennedy | L. Landgraf / J. Kefalas
Summary:

The bill creates a new license, referred to as a 'freestanding emergency department license', for the department of public health and environment (CDPHE) to issue on or after July 1, 2021, to a health facility that offers emergency care, that may offer primary and urgent care services, and that is either:

  • Owned or operated by, or affiliated with, a hospital or hospital system and is located more than 250 yards from the main campus of the hospital; or
  • Independent from and not operated by or affiliated with a hospital or hospital system and is not attached to or situated within 250 yards of, or contained within, a hospital.

The state board of health is to adopt rules regarding the new license, including rules to set licensure requirements and fees, safety and care standards, and staffing requirements.

A health facility with a freestanding emergency department license is limited in the amount of facility fees the facility can charge patients. CDPHE may fine or take action on the license of a freestanding emergency department that charges facility fees in violation of the limits established in the bill, in accordance with the rules established by the state board of health.

The bill appropriates $29,411 from the health facilities general licensure cash fund to the department of public health and environment to implement the bill.


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

Status: 2/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
3/15/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
4/11/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/20/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/23/2018 - No Amendments
4/23/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/24/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/24/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/1/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes: 04/24/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1212
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayN   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpN   LandgrafY   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonN   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/19/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1212
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1212, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EsgarY
  EverettN   GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY
  Kraft-TharpN   PabonY   RankinN   Van WinkleN
  YoungY


04/11/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1212
House Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1212, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanN   BenavidezY   CovarrubiasN   FooteY
  GrayY   HerodY   KennedyY   LawrenceN
  LontineY   PabonY   SandridgeN   ThurlowN
  Van WinkleN


03/15/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1212
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1212, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasN   EsgarY
  GinalY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  LandgrafY   LontineY   RansomN   RobertsY
  WilsonN


05/01/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1212
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1212 indefinitely.
  CookeY   CourtN   FenbergN   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


05/01/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1212
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1212, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
  CookeN   CourtY   FenbergY   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

HB18-1219 Provider Access To Colorado Benefits Management System 
Comment: Jeanette, Anne, Harvey
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: H. McKean / C. Jahn
Summary:

The program of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE program) provides comprehensive medical and social services to certain individuals 55 years of age and older with the goal of helping those individuals live and stay in their homes. The Colorado benefits management system (CBMS) is the computer system that determines an applicant's eligibility for public assistance in the state of Colorado, including the PACE program. The bill provides read-only access to information in the CBMS related to medicaid eligibility for PACE providers.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/24/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/24/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1219
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Postpone House Bill 18-1219 indefinitely.
  BeckmanE   CatlinY   DanielsonY   EverettY
  GinalY   HootonE   LandgrafY   LontineY
  Michaelson JenetE   PettersenE   RansomY   SingerY
  WinklerE


Bill Version: Introduced

HB18-1256 Sunset Continue Civil Rights Division And Commission 
Comment: Jeanette, Christina
Position: Strongly Support
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 9 2018
CONFERENCE COMMITTEES TO REPORT
(2) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: C. Duran | L. Herod / B. Gardner
Summary:

Sunset Process - House Judiciary Committee. The bill implements the recommendation of the department of regulatory agencies in its sunset review of the Colorado civil rights division and the Colorado civil rights commission to continue the commission and the division and their respective functions for 9 years, through September 1, 2027.

The bill appropriates $1,642,843 to the department of regulatory agencies for the 2018-19 fiscal year for use by the civil rights division for personal services, operating expenses, hearings, and commission meeting costs.

The appropriation assumes that the division will require 27.2 FTE to implement the bill. The bill also acknowledges, for informational purposes, that the civil rights division will receive $496,489 in federal funds for the 2018-19 fiscal year.


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

Status: 2/23/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/13/2018 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/16/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/20/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/21/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/26/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/18/2018 Senate Committee on Judiciary 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, Floor
4/30/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/30/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/3/2018 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 No Report
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
5/22/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 03/21/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1256
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   District 34V   DuranY   EsgarY
  EverettN   ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY
  GinalY   GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY
  HerodY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonE
  KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceN
  LeeY   LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN
  LontineY   LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetE   Neville P.N   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY
  SandridgeN   SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowY
  ValdezY   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN
  Williams D.N   WilsonN   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


04/30/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1256
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/16/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1256
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1256, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinN   WinterY
  YoungY


03/13/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1256
House Judiciary - Refer House Bill 18-1256 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BenavidezY   CarverY   FooteY   HerodY
  LeeY   LundeenY   MeltonY   SalazarY
  WeissmanY   WillettN   WistY


04/24/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1256
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1256, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  GarciaY   GardnerY   LambertY   LundbergY
  MorenoY   SonnenbergY   Williams A.Y


04/18/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1256
Senate Judiciary - Refer House Bill 18-1256, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinN   WinterY
  YoungY


04/18/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1256
Senate Judiciary - Refer House Bill 18-1256, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CookeY   CoramY   FieldsY   GardnerY
  KaganY


Bill Version: Conference Committee

HB18-1260 Prescription Drug Price Transparency 
Comment: Ed
Position: Strongly Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Ginal | D. Jackson / D. Moreno
Summary:

The bill enacts the 'Colorado Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act of 2018', which requires:

  • Health insurers, starting in 2021, to submit to the commissioner of insurance (commissioner), as part of the health care cost reporting requirement, information regarding prescription drugs covered under their health insurance plans that were dispensed in the preceding calendar year;
  • Prescription drug manufacturers to notify state purchasers, health insurers, and pharmacy benefit management firms when the manufacturer, on or after July 1, 2020, increases the price of certain prescription drugs by more than 10% or introduces a new specialty drug in the commercial market; and
  • Prescription drug manufacturers, within 15 days after the end of each calendar quarter that starts on or after July 1, 2020, to provide specified information to the commissioner regarding the drugs about which manufacturers are required to notify purchasers of a drug price increase or new specialty drug on the market.

The commissioner is required to post the information received from prescription drug manufacturers on the division of insurance website. Additionally, the commissioner, or a disinterested third-party contractor, is to analyze the data submitted by health insurers and prescription drug manufacturers and other relevant information to determine the effect of prescription drug costs on health insurance premiums. The commissioner is to publish a report each year, submit the report to specified legislative committees, and present the report during annual 'State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act' hearings. The commissioner is authorized to adopt rules as necessary to implement the requirements of the act.

A prescription drug manufacturer that fails to notify purchasers or fails to report required data to the commissioner is subject to discipline by the state board of pharmacy, including a penalty of $1,000 per day for each day the manufacturer fails to comply with the notice or reporting requirements. The commissioner is to report manufacturer violations to the state board of pharmacy.


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

Status: 2/26/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
3/8/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/27/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/29/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/02/2018 - No Amendments
4/2/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/03/2018 - No Amendments
4/3/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/04/2018 - No Amendments
4/4/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/09/2018 - No Amendments
4/9/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/10/2018 - No Amendments
4/10/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/11/2018 - No Amendments
4/11/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/12/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/13/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/16/2018 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
4/30/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes: 04/17/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1260
  ArndtN   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesE   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinE   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonN   PettersenY
  RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonN   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/27/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1260
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1260 to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EsgarY
  EverettN   GarnettY   HamnerY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.E   PabonY   RankinN   WinterY
  YoungY


03/16/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1260
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1260, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasN   EsgarY
  GinalY   JacksonY   KennedyY   LandgrafN
  LontineY   Neville P.N   RansomN   RobertsY
  WilsonN


03/08/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1260
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1260, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasN   EsgarY
  GinalY   JacksonY   KennedyY   LandgrafN
  LontineY   Neville P.N   RansomN   RobertsY
  WilsonN


04/30/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1260
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1260 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


04/30/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1260
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1260 to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EsgarY
  EverettN   GarnettY   HamnerY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.E   PabonY   RankinN   WinterY
  YoungY


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

HB18-1261 Colorado Arbitration Fairness Act 
Comment: Ed
Position: Strongly Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: M. Weissman / D. Kagan
Summary:

The bill applies to certain consumer and employment arbitrations and:

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

Status: 2/26/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/15/2018 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/19/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/21/2018 - No Amendments
3/21/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/22/2018 - No Amendments
3/22/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/23/2018 - No Amendments
3/23/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/26/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/26/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Judiciary + Finance
4/18/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes: 03/26/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1261
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverE   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   District 34V   DuranY   EsgarY
  EverettN   ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY
  GinalY   GrayY   HamnerY   HansenE
  HerodY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceN
  LeeY   LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN
  LontineY   LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.E   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY
  SandridgeN   SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN
  ValdezY   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN
  Williams D.N   WilsonN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/15/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1261
House Judiciary - Refer House Bill 18-1261, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BenavidezY   CarverN   FooteY   HerodY
  LeeY   LundeenN   MeltonY   SalazarY
  WeissmanY   WillettE   WistN


04/18/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1261
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1261 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


04/18/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1261
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1261 to the Committee on Judiciary.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


04/18/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1261
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1261, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BenavidezY   CarverN   FooteY   HerodY
  LeeY   LundeenN   MeltonY   SalazarY
  WeissmanY   WillettE   WistN


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

HB18-1262 Arbitration Services Provider Transparency Act 
Comment: Ed
Position: Strongly Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Jackson | D. Roberts / D. Kagan
Summary:

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


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

Status: 2/26/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/15/2018 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/20/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/21/2018 - No Amendments
3/21/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/22/2018 - No Amendments
3/22/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/23/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/26/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Judiciary + Finance
4/18/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes: 03/23/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1262
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   District 34V   DuranY   EsgarY
  EverettN   ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY
  GinalY   GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY
  HerodE   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceN
  LeeY   LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN
  LontineY   LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetE   Neville P.N   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY
  SandridgeN   SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN
  ValdezY   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN
  Williams D.N   WilsonN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/15/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1262
House Judiciary - Refer House Bill 18-1262, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BenavidezY   CarverN   FooteY   HerodY
  LeeY   LundeenN   MeltonY   SalazarE
  WeissmanY   WillettE   WistN


04/18/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1262
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1262 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


04/18/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1262
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1262 to the Committee on Judiciary.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


04/18/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1262
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1262, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BenavidezY   CarverN   FooteY   HerodY
  LeeY   LundeenN   MeltonY   SalazarE
  WeissmanY   WillettE   WistN


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

HB18-1265 Sunset Continue Stroke Advisory Board 
Comment: Jeanette, Christina
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: S. Lontine | S. Beckman / L. Crowder
Summary:

Sunset Process - House Health, Insurance, and Environment Committee. The bill implements the recommendation in the department of regulatory agencies' sunset review of the stroke advisory board by continuing the board but imposes a 10-year sunset period rather than continuing the board indefinitely, as was recommended.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 3/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
3/22/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/27/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/28/2018 - No Amendments
3/28/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/29/2018 - No Amendments
3/29/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/02/2018 - No Amendments
4/2/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/2/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/3/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/3/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/12/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2018 Senate Second Reading 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
5/4/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 04/03/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1265
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisY   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonE
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomE   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonY   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


04/19/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1265
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerN   CookeN   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerN   GuzmanY
  HillN   HolbertN   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.N   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergN   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/22/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1265
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1265 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanY   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalY   HootonE   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  KennedyY   LandgrafY   LontineY   RansomN
  WilsonY


04/12/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1265
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1265 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  AguilarY   CrowderY   KefalasY   Martinez HumenikE
  SmallwoodY


04/12/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1265
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1265 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanY   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalY   HootonE   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  KennedyY   LandgrafY   LontineY   RansomN
  WilsonY


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1267 Income Tax Credit For Retrofitting Home For Health 
Comment: Jeanette, Diane
Position: Strongly Support
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 9 2018
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE (CONTINUED)
(7) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: M. Gray | H. McKean / J. Tate
Summary:

The bill provides an income tax credit to an individual who retrofits or hires someone to retrofit the individual's residence. The bill specifies that the retrofit must:

  • Be necessary to ensure the health, welfare, and safety of a qualified individual;
  • Increase the residence's visitability;
  • Enable greater accessibility and independence in the residence for a qualified individual;
  • Be required due to illness, impairment, or disability of a qualified individual; and
  • Allow a qualified individual to age in place.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 3/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
3/26/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/30/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/30/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/1/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/2/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/4/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/8/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/8/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No 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
Floor Votes: 05/01/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1267
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezN   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonY   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetE   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasY   SingerE   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonY   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


05/09/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1267
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerN   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertN   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergN   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/30/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1267
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1267, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanY   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinY   WinterY
  YoungY


03/26/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1267
House Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1267 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanY   BenavidezN   CovarrubiasY   FooteY
  GrayY   HerodY   KennedyY   LawrenceY
  Michaelson JenetY   PabonY   SandridgeY   ThurlowY
  Van WinkleE


05/03/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1267
Senate Appropriations - Postpone House Bill 18-1267 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  GardnerY   KerrN   LambertN   LundbergN
  MorenoY   SonnenbergY   Williams A.Y


05/04/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1267
Senate Appropriations - Reconsider
  GarciaY   GardnerY   LambertY   LundbergY
  MorenoE   SonnenbergY   Williams A.Y


05/04/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1267
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1267 to the Committee of the Whole.
  GarciaY   GardnerN   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MorenoN   SonnenbergN   Williams A.N


05/02/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1267
Senate Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1267 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  JahnY   KaganY   Neville T.Y   ScottY
  TateY


05/02/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1267
Senate Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1267, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanY   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinY   WinterY
  YoungY


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1279 Electronic Prescribing Controlled Substances 
Comment: Diane, Jeanette
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar / K. Priola | D. Moreno
Summary:

The bill requires podiatrists, physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, and optometrists, starting July 1, 2021, and dentists and practitioners serving rural communities or in a solo practice, starting July 1, 2022, to prescribe schedule II, III, or IV controlled substances only via a prescription that is electronically transmitted to a pharmacy unless a specified exception applies. Prescribers are required to indicate on license renewal questionnaires whether they have complied with the electronic prescribing requirement. Pharmacists need not verify the applicability of an exception to electronic prescribing when they receive an order for a controlled substance in writing, orally, or via facsimile transmission and may fill the order if otherwise valid under the law.


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

Status: 3/7/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
3/29/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/4/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/09/2018 - No Amendments
4/9/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/10/2018 - No Amendments
4/10/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/11/2018 - No Amendments
4/11/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/12/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/13/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/16/2018 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
Floor Votes: 04/17/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1279
  ArndtN   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesE   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinE   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonN   HumphreyN   JacksonN   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineN
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenN
  RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettY   Williams D.N
  WilsonY   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/29/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1279
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1279, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasN   EsgarY
  GinalY   HootonN   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  KennedyY   LandgrafY   LontineN   RansomN
  WilsonY


04/25/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1279
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1279 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


04/25/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1279
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1279 to the Committee of the Whole.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


04/25/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1279
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1279, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasN   EsgarY
  GinalY   HootonN   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  KennedyY   LandgrafY   LontineN   RansomN
  WilsonY


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

HB18-1284 Disclosure Of Prescription Costs At Pharmacies 
Comment: Ed
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Buckner | J. Wilson / B. Martinez Humenik | J. Kefalas
Summary:

The bill enacts the 'Patient Drug Costs Savings Act' (act). The act prohibits a carrier that has a contract with a pharmacy or pharmacist, or a pharmacy benefit management firm acting on behalf of a carrier, from:

  • Prohibiting a pharmacy or pharmacist from, or penalizing a pharmacy or pharmacist for, providing a covered person information on the amount of the covered person's cost share for the covered person's prescription drug and the clinical efficacy of any more affordable alternative drugs that are therapeutically equivalent; or
  • Requiring a pharmacy to charge or collect a copayment from a covered person that exceeds the total submitted charges by the network pharmacy.

The act requires the commissioner of insurance to act when the commissioner determines that a carrier or pharmacy benefit management firm has not complied with the above prohibitions.


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

Status: 3/8/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
3/29/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/4/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/5/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/5/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/12/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2018 Senate Second Reading 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
Floor Votes: 04/05/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1284
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonE   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonY   LontineY
  LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.Y   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomY   ReyherY   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineE   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettY   Williams D.E
  WilsonY   WinklerY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


04/19/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1284
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillN   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/29/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1284
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1284 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanY   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  KennedyY   LandgrafY   LontineY   RansomY
  WilsonY


04/12/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1284
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1284 to the Committee of the Whole.
  AguilarY   BeckmanY   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY
  CrowderY   EsgarY   GinalY   HootonY
  HumphreyN   JacksonY   KefalasY   KennedyY
  LandgrafY   LontineY   Martinez HumenikY   RansomY
  SmallwoodY   WilsonY


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1285 Remuneration-exempt Disability Parking Placard 
Comment: Christine, Bob E, Ed, Jeanette
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Pabon / J. Smallwood | N. Todd
Summary:

The bill creates a remuneration-exempt identifying placard that exempts an individual with a disability from paying for parking if the disability limits the individual's:

  • Fine motor control in both hands;
  • Ability to reach a height of 48 inches from the ground due to lack of finger, hand, or upper extremity strength or mobility; or
  • Ability to reach or access a parking meter due to the use of a wheelchair or other ambulatory device.

The bill repeals existing authority for a person with a disability to park without paying.

The bill appropriates $9,870 to the department of revenue from the general fund for use by the division of motor vehicles to order license plates to implement the act.


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

Status: 3/8/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
4/4/2018 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended 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
4/16/2018 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/16/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/24/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/26/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/27/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/11/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/14/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/14/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/29/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 04/16/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1285
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettY
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpE   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LebsockY
  LeeY   LeonardY   LewisY   ListonY
  LontineY   LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.Y   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinY   RansomY   ReyherY
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineY   SalazarY
  SandridgeY   SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY
  ValdezY   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettY
  Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WinklerY   WinterY
  WistY   YoungY


04/30/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1285
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/11/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1285
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1285, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanY   EsgarY   GarnettY
  HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY   PabonY
  RankinY   Van WinkleY   Williams D.Y   WinterY
  YoungY


04/04/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1285
House Transportation & Energy - Refer House Bill 18-1285, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  Becker J.Y   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverY   EsgarY   GinalY   HansenY
  LawrenceY   LewisY   LundeenY   McLachlanY
  RobertsY   WinklerY   WinterY


04/26/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1285
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1285 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  CookeY   GardnerY   GuzmanY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MorenoY   Williams A.Y


04/24/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1285
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1285 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergN


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1288 Conflict-free Case Management 
Comment: Bob E, Jeanette
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Young | F. Winter / B. Martinez Humenik
Summary:

The bill implements conflict-free case management for individuals enrolled in home- and community-based services under Colorado's medicaid program. The definition of conflict-free case management is included in the bill and reflects the policy that case management services are provided to an individual who is enrolled in home- and community-based services by an agency that is not also providing the same individual services and supports.

The bill defines and authorizes case management agencies that will provide case management services and contains provisions for the department of health care policy and financing's oversight of case management agencies. The medical services board shall promulgate rules upon the enactment of the bill for the certification and decertification of case management agencies, as well as rules that ensure that an individual enrolled in home- and community-based services has access to case management services and that there is a process for a person to select the case management agency of his or her choice.

The bill authorizes the department of health care policy and financing to seek a federal exemption from conflict-free case management for rural single entry point agencies, as defined in the bill.

The bill contains time frames for the implementation of conflict-free case management in Colorado, and includes a date by which all persons receiving home- and community-based services will be served through a system of conflict-free case management.


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

Status: 3/8/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/10/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended 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 Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/17/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/17/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/24/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes: 04/17/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1288
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesE   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinE   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonN   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/10/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1288
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1288, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanN   CatlinE   DanielsonY   EverettE
  GinalY   HootonY   LandgrafN   LontineY
  Michaelson JenetE   PettersenY   RansomN   SingerY
  WinklerN


04/24/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1288
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1288 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


04/24/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1288
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1288, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanN   CatlinE   CourtY   DanielsonY
  EverettE   FenbergY   GinalY   HillN
  HootonY   LandgrafN   LontineY   MarbleN
  Michaelson JenetE   PettersenY   RansomN   SingerY
  SonnenbergN   WinklerN


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

HB18-1294 Sunset Continue Regulation Nursing Home Administrators 
Comment: Diane, Jeanette
Position: Strongly Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: S. Lontine | J. Buckner / L. Crowder
Summary:

Sunset Process - House Health, Insurance, and Environment Committee. The bill partially implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies, as contained in the department's sunset review of nursing home administrators

by continuing the regulation of nursing home administrators by the board of examiners of nursing home administrators in the division of professions and occupations for 5 years, until September 1, 2023.

The bill requires the board of examiners of nursing home administrators to record by board member each vote imposing discipline or dismissing a complaint.

The bill requires a nursing home administrator to report to law enforcement possible felony conduct by an employee. If the employee holds a state license, the administrator must also report the conduct to the appropriate occupational board or the director of the division of professions and occupations. Failure to report is grounds for discipline.


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

Status: 3/13/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
4/12/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
4/23/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/25/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/27/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/3/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/3/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2018 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
5/29/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 04/27/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1294
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonE   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonY   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonY   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


05/04/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1294
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerE   CookeN   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GranthamY
  GuzmanY   HillN   HolbertN   JahnY
  JonesY   KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY
  LambertY   LundbergY   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY
  MerrifieldY   MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergN   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/25/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1294
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1294, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanY   EsgarY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinY   WinterY
  YoungY


04/23/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1294
House Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1294, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanY   BenavidezY   CovarrubiasY   FooteY
  GrayY   HerodY   KennedyE   LawrenceY
  Michaelson JenetE   PabonY   SandridgeN   ThurlowY
  Van WinkleN


04/12/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1294
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1294, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
  BeckmanY   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalE   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  KennedyY   LandgrafY   LontineY   RansomN
  WilsonY


05/03/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1294
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1294 to the Committee of the Whole.
  GardnerN   KerrY   LambertY   LundbergN
  MorenoY   SonnenbergN   Williams A.Y


05/03/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1294
Senate Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1294, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  JahnY   Neville T.Y   SmallwoodY   TateY
  ZenzingerY


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1298 Colorado Secure Savings Plan 
Comment: Charles, Kip, Rich,
Position: Strongly Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: B. Pettersen | J. Bridges / K. Donovan | N. Todd
Summary:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Status: 3/16/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
4/5/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
4/19/2018 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/24/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/25/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/1/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes: 04/25/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1298
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafE   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonN   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/19/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1298
House Business Affairs and Labor - Refer House Bill 18-1298, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  ArndtY   ColemanY   ExumY   GarnettY
  GrayY   Kraft-TharpY   ListonN   RosenthalY
  SandridgeN   SiasN   ThurlowN   Van WinkleN
  Williams D.N


05/01/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1298
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1298 indefinitely.
  CookeY   CourtN   FenbergN   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


05/01/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1298
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1298 to the Committee of the Whole.
  CookeN   CourtY   FenbergY   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

HB18-1311 Single Geographic Rating Area Individual Health Plan 
Comment: Diane
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: B. Rankin | M. Hamner
Summary:

Under current law, health insurers are permitted to consider the geographic location of the policyholder when establishing health insurance rates for individual and group insurance plans.

For an individual health plan issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2019, the bill prohibits a health insurer from considering the geographic location of the policyholder when establishing rates for the plan, thereby creating a single geographic rating area consisting of the entire state for purposes of all individual health benefit plans.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 3/21/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment + Finance + Appropriations
4/19/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/19/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1311
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Postpone House Bill 18-1311 indefinitely.
  BeckmanY   BucknerY   CovarrubiasE   EsgarY
  GinalY   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY
  KennedyY   LandgrafY   LontineY   RansomY
  WilsonY


Bill Version: Introduced

HB18-1315 Manufactured Home Sales Tax Exemption 
Comment: Kris, Ed
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: B. McLachlan | J. Becker / J. Kefalas | K. Lundberg
Summary:

Under current law, 48% of the purchase price of a manufactured home constructed in compliance with the federal 'National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974' (federal act) is exempt from state sales and use tax. The subsequent sale of the manufactured home is entirely exempt from state sales and use tax. These existing exemptions apply to any local government that imposes a sales and use tax based on the state tax.

The bill entirely exempts manufactured homes constructed in compliance with the federal act from the state sales and use tax. The exemption automatically applies to a special district or other limited purpose authority that has the same tax base as the state, but does not apply to a statutory municipality or county unless it creates a local exemption based on the state exemption.


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

Status: 3/22/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/9/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/26/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2018 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 Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/7/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/7/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/8/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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
Floor Votes: 04/27/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1315
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonE   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LeeY
  LeonardY   LewisY   ListonY   LontineY
  LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomY   ReyherY   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineY   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettY   Williams D.Y
  WilsonY   WinklerY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


05/08/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1315
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/26/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1315
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1315, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanY   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinY   WinterY
  YoungY


04/09/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1315
House Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1315 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanY   BenavidezY   CovarrubiasY   FooteY
  GrayY   HerodY   KennedyY   LawrenceY
  Michaelson JenetY   PabonY   SandridgeY   ThurlowY
  Van WinkleY


05/07/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1315
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1315 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  GarciaY   GardnerY   LambertY   LundbergY
  MorenoY   SonnenbergY   Williams A.Y


05/02/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1315
Senate Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1315 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  JahnY   KaganY   Neville T.Y   ScottY
  TateY


05/02/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1315
Senate Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1315, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanY   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinY   WinterY
  YoungY


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1321 Efficient Administration Medicaid Transportation 
Comment: Jeanette, Christina
Position: Strongly Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: H. McKean | J. Arndt / D. Moreno | B. Martinez Humenik
Summary:

The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing (department) to create and implement a method for meeting urgent transportation needs within the existing nonemergency medical transportation benefit under the medical assistance program.

The method created by the department must provide medical service provider and facility access to approved providers who can meet urgent transportation needs, and include an efficient method for obtaining and paying for the transportation services.

The department shall annually report to certain committees of the general assembly on the implementation and effectiveness of the process.

The bill includes an appropriation to implement the bill.


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

Status: 3/23/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
4/12/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment 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
4/25/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/2/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/7/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/7/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/8/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
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
Floor Votes: 04/25/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1321
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafE   LawrenceY   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonY   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonY   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


05/08/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1321
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerN   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderN   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillN   HolbertN   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertN
  LundbergN   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergN   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/23/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1321
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1321, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinY   WinterY
  YoungY


04/23/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1321
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1321, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY   GinalY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  LandgrafY   LontineY   RansomN   WilsonY


04/12/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1321
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1321, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  KennedyY   LandgrafY   LontineY   RansomN
  WilsonY


05/07/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1321
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1321 to the Committee of the Whole.
  GarciaY   GardnerY   LambertN   LundbergY
  MorenoY   SonnenbergN   Williams A.Y


05/02/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1321
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1321 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CookeY   CourtY   HillN   MarbleN
  MorenoY


05/02/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1321
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1321, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinY   WinterY
  YoungY


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1326 Support For Transition From Institutional Settings 
Comment: Jeanette, Christina, Rich
Position: Strongly Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Young / K. Lambert
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The bill directs the department of health care policy and financing (department) to provide community transition services and supports to persons who are in an institutional setting, who are eligible for medicaid, and who desire to transition to a home- or community-based setting (eligible persons). The services and supports must be available to eligible persons who transitioned from an institutional setting for up to one year.

The bill requires the department to submit an annual report to specified committees of the general assembly on the effectiveness of providing the services and supports.


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

Status: 3/26/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
3/27/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/28/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 03/29/2018 - No Amendments
3/28/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
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 - Consent Calendar 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 Concur - Repass
4/17/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/19/2018 Sent to the Governor
4/19/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/30/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 03/29/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1326
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettY
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LeeY
  LeonardY   LewisE   ListonY   LontineY
  LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.Y   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomY   ReyherY   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineY   SalazarY   SandridgeY
  SiasE   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettY   Williams D.Y
  WilsonY   WinklerY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


04/05/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1326
  AguilarE   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/27/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1326
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1326 to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanY   DanielsonY   EsgarY
  EverettY   GarnettY   HamnerY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.Y   PabonY   RankinY   WinterY
  YoungY


04/03/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1326
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1326, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  GarciaY   GardnerY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MorenoY   SonnenbergY


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1340 Transfers Of Money For State's Infrastructure 
Comment: Rich, Ed
Position: Monitor
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.
Sponsors: M. Hamner / K. Lambert
Summary:

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

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

Status: 3/26/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
3/27/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/28/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/29/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/2/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
4/3/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/4/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/5/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/5/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over to 04/09/2018
4/9/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
5/9/2018 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/9/2018 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/9/2018 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
5/22/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/22/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/22/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/30/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 03/29/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1340
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasE   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonN   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


04/05/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1340
  AguilarE   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/27/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1340
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1340 to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EsgarY
  EverettN   GarnettY   HamnerY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinY   WinterY
  YoungY


04/03/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1340
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1340, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  GarciaY   GardnerY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MorenoY   SonnenbergY


Bill Version: Conference Committee

HB18-1357 Behavioral Health Care Ombudsperson Parity Reports 
Comment: Jeanette, Christina
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Michaelson Jenet / B. Gardner | A. Williams
Summary:

Section 1 of the bill establishes an office of the ombudsman for behavioral health access to care as an independent office within the office of the executive director of the department of human services to assist Coloradans in accessing behavioral health care.

Section 3 requires the commissioner of insurance to report on issues related to mental health parity requirements.

$85,695 is appropriated from the general fund to the department of human services to use for the office of the ombudsman for behavioral health access to care, and $8,355 is appropriated from the division of insurance cash fund to the division of insurance to implement the bill.


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

Status: 4/4/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/17/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/30/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/30/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/1/2018 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/1/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/3/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/3/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/4/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/4/2018 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/16/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/24/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 05/01/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1357
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerE   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonN   WinklerY   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


05/04/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1357
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerE   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderN   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GranthamY
  GuzmanY   HillY   HolbertN   JahnY
  JonesY   KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY
  LambertN   LundbergY   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY
  MerrifieldY   MorenoY   Neville T.N   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergN   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/30/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1357
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1357, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinN   WinterY
  YoungY


04/17/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1357
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1357, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanN   CatlinE   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GinalY   HootonY   LandgrafY   LontineY
  Michaelson JenetY   PettersenY   RansomN   SingerY
  WinklerN


05/03/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1357
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1357 to the Committee of the Whole.
  GardnerY   KerrY   LambertY   LundbergY
  MorenoY   SonnenbergN   Williams A.Y


05/03/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1357
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1357, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillY   MarbleN


05/03/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1357
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1357, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinN   WinterY
  YoungY


05/03/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1357
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1357, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillY   LambertN
  MarbleN


Bill Version: Signed Act

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Status: 4/4/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
4/27/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/27/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1358
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Postpone House Bill 18-1358 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalY   HootonY   HumphreyY   KennedyY
  LandgrafY   LontineY   Michaelson JenetY   RansomY
  WilsonY


04/27/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1358
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1358, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanY   BucknerN   CovarrubiasN   EsgarN
  GinalN   HootonN   HumphreyN   KennedyN
  LandgrafN   LontineN   Michaelson JenetN   RansomN
  WilsonN


Bill Version: Introduced

HB18-1364 Sunset Colorado Council Persons With Disabilities 
Comment: Bob E., Christina
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 9 2018
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE (CONTINUED)
(1) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: D. Michaelson Jenet | L. Landgraf / B. Martinez Humenik | R. Zenzinger
Summary:

Sunset Process - House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee. The bill continues the Colorado advisory council for persons with disabilities (council), but transfers it from the office of the governor to the department of health care policy and financing (department). The makeup of the council is decreased from no more than 20 members to a total of 10 members, 3 of whom are nonvoting members. The newly appointed council shall convene its first meeting on or before August 1, 2018, and meet quarterly thereafter. The department is authorized to provide staff support to the council. The powers and duties of the council are expanded and articulated.

On or before January 1, 2019, the department shall designate, from interested applicants, a Colorado nonprofit organization (nonprofit) to perform the duties and responsibilities of the disabled parking education program that, under current law, is under the purview of the council. On or before December 1, 2019, the council shall make a recommendation to the department concerning whether or not to contract with the nonprofit to administer the disabled parking program for an addition year or to return the duties to the council.

The council is scheduled for a sunset review prior to repeal in September 2023.

The bill makes conforming amendments.


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

Status: 4/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/17/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/27/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/27/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/30/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/3/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/8/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/8/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - 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
5/30/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 04/30/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1364
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezE   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisE   ListonY   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonY   WinklerY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


05/09/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1364
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerN   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertN   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergN   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/27/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1364
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1364, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanY   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinY   WinterY
  YoungY


04/17/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1364
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1364, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanY   CatlinE   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GinalY   HootonY   LandgrafY   LontineY
  Michaelson JenetY   PettersenY   RansomN   SingerY
  WinklerY


05/08/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1364
Senate Appropriations - J.004
  Garcia   Gardner   Lambert   Lundberg
  Moreno   Sonnenberg   Williams A.


05/08/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1364
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1364, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  GarciaY   GardnerY   LambertY   LundbergY
  MorenoY   SonnenbergN   Williams A.Y


05/03/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1364
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1364, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   LambertY
  MarbleN


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1365 Primary Care Infrastructure Creation 
Comment: Diane
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Ginal | L. Sias / K. Priola | D. Moreno
Summary:

The bill establishes a primary care payment reform collaborative in the primary care office in the department of public health and environment. To facilitate the collaborative's work, the administrator of the all-payer health claims database is to report data on primary care spending by private health insurers, insurers providing state employee health benefit plans, and the department of health care policy and financing under the state medicaid program and the children's basic health plan.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 4/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
4/24/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Legislative Council
4/26/2018 House Committee on Legislative Council Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/24/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1365
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1365, as amended, to the Committee on Legislative Council.
  BeckmanY   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  KennedyY   LandgrafY   LontineY   RansomN
  WilsonY


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

HB18-1370 Drug Coverage Health Plan 
Comment:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar | J. Singer / C. Jahn
Summary:

The bill prohibits a health insurance carrier from excluding or limiting a drug under a health benefit plan and from moving the drug to a disadvantaged tier in the plan formulary if the drug was covered at the time the covered person enrolled in the plan. A carrier may not increase the amount that a covered person pays for a copayment, coinsurance, or deductible or set limits while the covered person is covered by the health benefit plan for drugs that were covered when the person became covered under the plan.

If a carrier uses a tiered plan, the carrier may not move a drug to a disadvantaged tier under specified circumstances.

A carrier may limit coverage for a drug or biosimilar product if a provider prescribes a generic drug or biosimilar product to treat the covered person's medical condition instead of the originally-prescribed drug and the covered person agrees.


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

Status: 4/9/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
5/3/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 05/03/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1370
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Postpone House Bill 18-1370 indefinitely.
  BeckmanY   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalY   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY
  KennedyY   LandgrafY   LontineY   RansomY
  WilsonY


Bill Version: Introduced

HB18-1380 Grants For Property Tax Rent And Heat 
Comment:
Position: Strongly Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: M. Weissman | T. Exum / J. Kefalas | B. Martinez Humenik
Summary:

A low-income senior or individual with a disability is currently eligible for 2 types of annual state assistance grants administered by the department of revenue related to his or her property: A grant for their property taxes or rent paid, with the latter being deemed a tax-equivalent payment (property tax and rent assistance grant), and a grant for heat or fuel expenses (heat assistance grant). Together these are commonly known as the 'PTC' rebate.

The bill expands the property tax and rent assistance grant by repealing the requirement that rent must be paid to a landlord that pays property tax. For grants claimed for 2018, the bill also increases the:

  • Maximum property tax and rent assistance grant from $700 to $753;
  • Maximum heat assistance grant from $192 to $206; and
  • Flat grant amount, which is the minimum grant amount, from $227 to $244 for the property tax and rent assistance grant and from $73 to $78 for the heat assistance grant, assuming that the actual expenses exceed these amounts.

All of these increases reflect inflationary growth since 2014, and all of these amounts will continue to be adjusted annually for inflation.

Under current law, the maximum eligible income amounts and the phase-out amount are also annually adjusted for inflation, albeit without being defined as such. The amounts specified for grants claimed for 2018 are the inflation-adjusted amounts, and they will continue to be adjusted for inflation in the future.

Obsolete provisions relating to grants claimed for past years are repealed and other provisions relating to grants prior to 2018 are repealed after they become obsolete in the future.


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

Status: 4/11/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/24/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended 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 State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/3/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes: 04/27/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1380
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonE   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinN   RansomN   ReyherY   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonN   WinklerY   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/25/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1380
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1380, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   EsgarY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinN   WinterY
  YoungY


04/24/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1380
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1380 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanE   CatlinN   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GinalY   HootonY   LandgrafN   LontineY
  Michaelson JenetY   PettersenY   RansomN   SingerY
  WinklerY


05/03/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1380
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1380 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   LambertY
  MarbleY


05/03/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1380
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1380 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   LambertN
  MarbleN


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

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

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

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

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

The bill includes an appropriation.


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

Status: 4/12/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
4/17/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/23/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/24/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/25/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/4/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes: 04/25/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1384
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafE   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonY   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinN   RansomN   ReyherY   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonY   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/23/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1384
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1384 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BucknerY   CovarrubiasN   EsgarY   GinalY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  LandgrafN   LontineY   RansomN   WilsonY


04/23/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1384
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1384, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinN   WinterY
  YoungY


04/17/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1384
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1384 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasN   EsgarY
  GinalY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  KennedyY   LandgrafN   LontineY   RansomN
  WilsonY


05/04/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1384
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1384 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


05/04/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1384
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1384 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


05/03/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1384
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1384, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinN   WinterY
  YoungY


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

HB18-1397 Landlord Tenant Warranty Of Habitability 
Comment: Christine, Diane
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Jackson / D. Moreno
Summary:

Under current law, a warranty of habitability (warranty) is implied into every rental agreement for a residential premises. The bill makes the following changes related to the warranty:

  • Current law requires written notice before a landlord can be held liable for a breach of the warranty (breach). The bill expands the acceptable notice to also include electronic notice, defines electronic notice, and specifies the time within which the landlord is required to commence remedial action ( sections 3 and 4 of the bill).
  • Jurisdiction to provide injunctive relief related to a breach is expanded to include a county court, including a small claims court ( sections 1, 2, and 6 ).
  • The absence of mold is added to the basic requirements for a habitable residence ( section 5 ).
  • As long as certain conditions are met, a tenant is authorized to deduct the cost of repair from subsequent rent ( section 6 ).
  • The requirement that a tenant notify a local government before seeking an injunction is repealed ( section 7 ).
  • The prohibition on retaliation for a tenant's alleging a breach is modified to specify damages and to eliminate presumptions ( section 8 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/17/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
5/1/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/2/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/3/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/4/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes: 05/03/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1397
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonN   PettersenY
  RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonN   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 05/01/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1397
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1397 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasN   EsgarY
  GinalY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  KennedyY   LandgrafN   LontineY   RansomN
  WilsonN


05/04/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1397
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1397 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


05/04/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1397
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1397 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CourtY   CovarrubiasN
  EsgarY   FenbergY   GinalY   HillN
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  LandgrafN   LontineY   MarbleN   RansomN
  SonnenbergN   WilsonN


Bill Version: Reengrossed

HB18-1401 RTD Regional Transportation District Low-income Fare Program 
Comment: Rich
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: F. Winter | D. Jackson
Summary:

The bill authorizes the regional transportation district (RTD) to create a program to offer reduced fares to low-income riders and directs the rail and transit division of the department of transportation to provide assistance and oversight. The bill makes an appropriation of $80,000 to be used to establish and implement the program.


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

Status: 4/18/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
4/25/2018 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/30/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/30/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1401
House Appropriations - Postpone House Bill 18-1401 indefinitely.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanY   DanielsonY   EverettY
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.Y   PabonY   RankinY   WinterY
  YoungY


04/25/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1401
House Transportation & Energy - Refer House Bill 18-1401, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  Becker J.N   BridgesY   BuckN   CarverN
  EsgarY   GinalY   HansenY   JacksonY
  LawrenceN   LewisE   LundeenN   McLachlanY
  RobertsY   SaineN   WinterY


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

HB18-1405 Providers Of Legal Services Reporting Exception 
Comment: Rich
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: P. Lee / B. Gardner
Summary:

Under current law, staff, and staff of contracted providers, of area agencies on aging are mandatory reporters of the mistreatment of an at-risk elder or an at-risk adult with an intellectual and developmental disability. The bill creates a mandatory reporter exception for attorneys at law providing legal assistance to individuals pursuant to a contract with an area agency on aging, the staff of such attorneys at law.


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

Status: 4/19/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/27/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/30/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/1/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/3/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/4/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/17/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/18/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/18/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/6/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 05/01/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1405
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettY
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LeeY
  LeonardE   LewisE   ListonY   LontineY
  LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetE   Neville P.Y   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomY   ReyherY   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineY   SalazarY   SandridgeY
  SiasY   SingerE   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettY   Williams D.Y
  WilsonY   WinklerY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


05/04/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1405
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerE   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GranthamY
  GuzmanY   HillY   HolbertY   JahnY
  JonesY   KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY
  LambertY   LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY
  MerrifieldY   MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/27/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1405
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1405, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanY   CatlinY   DanielsonY   EverettY
  GinalY   HansenY   HootonY   KennedyY
  LontineE   RansomY   SiasY   SingerY
  WinklerY


05/03/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1405
Senate Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1405 to the Committee of the Whole.
  JahnY   Neville T.Y   SmallwoodE   TateE
  ZenzingerY


05/03/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1405
Senate Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1405, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanY   CatlinY   DanielsonY   EverettY
  GinalY   HansenY   HootonY   KennedyY
  LontineE   RansomY   SiasY   SingerY
  WinklerY


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1407 Access To Disability Services And Stable Workforce 
Comment:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Young | B. Rankin / K. Lambert | D. Moreno
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing (department) to seek federal approval for a 6.5% increase in the reimbursement rate for certain services specified in the bill that are delivered through the home- and community-based services intellectual and developmental disabilities, supported living services, and children's extensive supports waivers.

Service agencies shall use 100% of the increased funding resulting from the increase in the reimbursement rate for compensation, as defined in the bill, for direct support professionals, as defined in the bill.

The bill requires service agencies to document the use of the increased funding for compensation using a reporting tool developed by the department and the service agencies, and to submit a report to the department for the 2018-19 through the 2020-21 fiscal years. The department has access to the supporting documentation and may determine that a service agency is not using the increased funding as required. The state department has ongoing discretion to request information from service agencies demonstrating how the agencies are maintaining the increases in compensation for direct support professionals beyond the 3-year reporting period.

If the department determines that a service agency does not use 100% of the increased funding resulting from the increase in the reimbursement rate for compensation for direct support professionals, the service agency may take action within a specific time frame to contest the determination or submit a corrective action plan to the department.

The department shall recoup from the service agency the amount of funding resulting from the reimbursement rate increase that is not used for compensation for direct support professionals.

Once sufficient data is available to assess the impact and outcomes of the reimbursement rate increase on persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the department shall include the impact and outcome data, including staff stability survey data, in its annual report to the general assembly concerning the waiting list for intellectual and developmental disability services.

The bill requires the department to initiate 300 nonemergency enrollments from the waiting list for the home- and community-based services developmental disabilities waiver in the 2018-19 state fiscal year.

The medical services board (board) in the department shall promulgate rules establishing additional criteria for reserve capacity enrollments based on the age and capacity of a person's parent or caregiver. As part of the rule-making process, the board shall solicit stakeholder feedback from persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The department shall include in a monthly report the number of persons who were moved off the developmental disabilities waiting list for both nonemergency enrollments and reserve capacity enrollments.


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

Status: 4/19/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/27/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/30/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/30/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/1/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
5/3/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/4/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/15/2018 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
Floor Votes: 05/01/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1407
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettY
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LeeY
  LeonardY   LewisE   ListonY   LontineY
  LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetE   Neville P.Y   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomY   ReyherY   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineY   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasY   SingerE   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettY   Williams D.Y
  WilsonY   WinklerY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


05/04/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1407
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerE   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GranthamY
  GuzmanY   HillY   HolbertY   JahnY
  JonesY   KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY
  LambertY   LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY
  MerrifieldY   MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/30/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1407
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1407, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanY   DanielsonY   EverettY
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.Y   PabonY   RankinY   WinterY
  YoungY


04/27/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1407
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1407, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanY   CatlinY   DanielsonY   EverettY
  GinalY   HansenY   HootonY   KennedyY
  LontineY   RansomY   SiasY   SingerY
  WinklerY


05/03/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1407
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 18-1407 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  GardnerY   GranthamY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MorenoY   Williams A.Y


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1431 Statewide Managed Care System 
Comment: CG
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 9 2018
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE (CONTINUED)
(10) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: J. Ginal / J. Smallwood
Summary:

The bill amends, repeals, and relocates provisions of part 4 of article 5 of title 25.5, Colorado Revised Statutes, relating to managed care provisions under the medical assistance program to align with the federal 'Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Final Rule of 2016', and to reflect the implementation of the accountable care collaborative as the statewide managed care system.

The bill:

  • Updates the definition of the statewide managed care system and makes conforming amendments throughout the statutes;
  • Integrates medicaid community mental health services into the statewide managed care system;
  • Includes capitated rates specifically for community mental health services;
  • Establishes the medical home model of care for the statewide managed care system;
  • Relocates provisions relating to graduate medical education;
  • Clarifies that the statewide managed care system is authorized to provide services under a single managed care entity (MCE) or a combination of MCE types, including primary care case management entities authorized under federal law;
  • Removes duplicate provisions relating to the medicaid reform and innovation pilot program;
  • Relocates provisions relating to the requirement that MCEs certify capitation payments as sufficient;
  • Removes outdated language referencing behavioral health organizations;
  • Updates the definitions for 'managed care' and 'managed care entities' and adds definitions for 'medical home' and 'primary care case management entities';
  • Aligns provisions in statutes relating to the features of MCEs with new and existing federal managed care regulations that require:
  • Criteria for accepting enrollees and protecting enrollees from discrimination;
  • Provisions relating to network adequacy standards;
  • Revised communication standards;
  • Updated provisions relating to grievances and appeals;
  • Participation in a comprehensive quality assessment and performance improvement program; and
  • Administration of a program integrity system;
  • Removes certain provisions from statute relating to prescription drug contracting practices that were relevant to a competitive managed care organization model or that duplicated provisions established in rule;
  • Removes references to the obsolete primary care physician program;
  • Increases the timeline for the rate setting process for capitation rates to meet new federal review requirements;
  • Repeals statutory sections that contain provisions that are relocated or revised and included in other statutory sections in the bill, and repeals statutory sections that include obsolete programs or policies; and
  • Updates statutory references to reflect the relocated, revised, or repealed provisions.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/27/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
5/3/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment 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
5/7/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/7/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/8/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - 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
Floor Votes: 05/07/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1431
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenY   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomN   ReyherY   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonY   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


05/09/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1431
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerN   CookeN   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.N   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 05/03/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1431
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer House Bill 18-1431 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanY   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonE
  KennedyE   LandgrafY   LontineY   RansomN
  WilsonE


05/07/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1431
Senate Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1431, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  JahnY   KerrY   LambertY   Neville T.N
  SmallwoodY


Bill Version: Signed Act

HB18-1432 Prohibit Housing Discrimination Source Of Income 
Comment: CG
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: L. Herod / R. Fields
Summary:

The bill adds discrimination based on source of income as a type of unfair housing practice. 'Source of income' is defined to include any source of money paid directly, indirectly, or on behalf of a person, including income from any lawful profession or from any government or private assistance, grant, or loan program.

A person is prohibited from refusing to show, rent, lease, or transmit an offer to rent or lease housing based on a person's source of income. In addition, a person cannot discriminate in the terms or conditions of a rental agreement against another person based on source of income, or based upon the person's participation in a third-party contract required as a condition of receiving public housing assistance. A person cannot include in any advertisement for the rent or lease of housing any limitation or preference based on source of income, or use representations related to a person's source of income to induce another person to rent or lease property.


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

Status: 4/27/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
5/2/2018 House Committee on Local Government 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 State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/4/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
6/6/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 05/03/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1432
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonN   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 05/02/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1432
House Local Government - Refer House Bill 18-1432, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  ColemanY   ExumY   GrayY   KennedyY
  ListonN   McKeanN   PabonY   RansomN
  ReyherN   RosenthalY   ThurlowN   ValdezY
  WilsonN


05/04/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1432
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 18-1432 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


05/04/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1432
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 18-1432 to the Committee of the Whole.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


Bill Version: Pre-Amended

HB18-1433 Naturopathic Doctor Terminology And Disclosure 
Comment: CG
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 9 2018
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE (CONTINUED)
(9) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: M. Gray / J. Tate | D. Coram
Summary:

As it relates to naturopathic doctors, the bill:

  • Requires that the statement provided to a patient before treatment disclose that the naturopathic doctor is registered;
  • Removes the requirement that naturopathic doctors use the term 'registered' in the naturopathic doctor's title;
  • Requires a naturopathic doctor to qualify any specialty services provided to the public with 'naturopathic' or 'naturopath'; and
  • Clarifies the circumstances under which a naturopathic doctor can use the term 'physician'.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/27/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
5/1/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to 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
5/3/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/4/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/8/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/8/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
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
Floor Votes: 05/03/2018 - House Floor Vote for HB18-1433
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettY
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonY   LontineY
  LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.Y   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomY   ReyherY   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineY   SalazarY   SandridgeY
  SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettY   Williams D.Y
  WilsonY   WinklerY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


05/09/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for HB18-1433
  AguilarN   BaumgardnerN   CookeN   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderN   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerN   GuzmanY
  HillN   HolbertN   JahnN   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertN
  LundbergN   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergN   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 05/01/2018 - House Committee Vote for HB18-1433
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer House Bill 18-1433 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanY   CatlinY   DanielsonY   EverettY
  GinalY   HootonY   LandgrafY   LontineY
  Michaelson JenetY   RansomY   RosenthalY   WinklerY
  YoungY


05/04/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for HB18-1433
Senate Finance - Refer House Bill 18-1433 to the Committee of the Whole.
  JahnN   KaganN   Neville T.Y   SmallwoodY
  TateY


Bill Version: Signed Act

SB18-001 Transportation Infrastructure Funding 
Comment: Bob E.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: R. Baumgardner | J. Cooke / P. Buck | F. Winter
Summary:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
1/23/2018 Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Amended to Finance
3/1/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/7/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/9/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/12/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/14/2018 - No Amendments
3/14/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/15/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over with Amendments to 03/20/2018 - Floor
3/21/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/22/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/23/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 03/27/2018 - No Amendments
3/28/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/28/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/3/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy + Finance + Appropriations
5/3/2018 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Finance
5/4/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/4/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/7/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/8/2018 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/8/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/16/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/17/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/17/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/31/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 03/28/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for SB18-001
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GranthamY
  GuzmanY   HillY   HolbertY   JahnY
  JonesY   KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY
  LambertY   LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY
  MerrifieldY   MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


05/08/2018 - House Floor Vote for SB18-001
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonN   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/07/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-001
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 18-001, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  GarciaN   GardnerY   KerrN   LambertY
  LundbergY   MorenoN   SonnenbergY


03/07/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-001
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 18-001, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
  BaumgardnerY   CookeY   ScottY   ToddN
  ZenzingerN


03/01/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-001
Senate Finance - Refer Senate Bill 18-001 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CourtN   JahnY   Neville T.Y   SmallwoodY
  TateY


01/23/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-001
Senate Transportation - Refer Senate Bill 18-001, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
  BaumgardnerY   CookeY   ScottY   ToddN
  ZenzingerN


05/04/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-001
House Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 18-001 to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanY   DanielsonY   EsgarY
  EverettN   GarnettY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinN   WinterY
  YoungY


05/04/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-001
House Finance - Refer Senate Bill 18-001 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanY   BridgesY   CovarrubiasY   FooteY
  GrayY   KennedyY   LawrenceN   Michaelson JenetY
  PabonY   RosenthalY   SandridgeY   ThurlowY
  Van WinkleN


05/02/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-001
House Transportation & Energy - Refer Senate Bill 18-001, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  GarciaN   GardnerY   KerrN   LambertY
  LundbergY   MorenoN   SonnenbergY


05/03/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-001
House Transportation & Energy - Refer Senate Bill 18-001, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
  Becker J.N   BridgesY   BuckN   CarverN
  EsgarY   GinalY   HansenY   JacksonY
  LawrenceN   ListonN   LundeenN   McLachlanY
  RobertsY   SaineN   WinterY


Bill Version: Signed Act

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

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

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

Section 3 makes conforming amendments.

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

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

Sections 2 and 5 repeal the commission's functions of administering the high cost support mechanism on September 1, 2024, subject to the department of regulatory agencies' review of the functions through its sunset review process.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
1/31/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/5/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 02/07/2018 - No Amendments
2/7/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/8/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/9/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/9/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to
2/12/2018 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
2/15/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
3/5/2018 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
3/12/2018 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/15/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/16/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/20/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/27/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/29/2018 Sent to the Governor
3/29/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/2/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 02/08/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for SB18-002
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertN   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertN
  LundbergN   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


03/16/2018 - House Floor Vote for SB18-002
  ArndtY   Becker J.E   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   District 34V   DuranY   EsgarY
  EverettN   ExumE   FooteY   GarnettY
  GinalY   GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY
  HerodY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY
  LeeY   LeonardN   LewisY   ListonE
  LontineY   LundeenN   McKeanY   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.Y   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinY   RansomN   ReyherY
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY
  SandridgeN   SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY
  ValdezY   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettE
  Williams D.N   WilsonY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 01/31/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-002
Senate Business, Labor, & Technology - Refer Senate Bill 18-002, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  JahnY   KerrY   Neville T.Y   PriolaY
  SmallwoodY   TateY   Williams A.Y


03/12/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-002
House Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources - Refer Senate Bill 18-002, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  ArndtY   Becker J.E   BuckN   CatlinY
  DanielsonY   EsgarY   HansenY   JacksonY
  JahnY   KerrY   LewisY   McKeanY
  Neville T.Y   PriolaY   RobertsY   SaineE
  SmallwoodY   TateY   ValdezY   Williams A.Y


Bill Version: Signed Act

SB18-005 Rural Economic Advancement Of Colorado Towns 
Comment: Karen B, Kris
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: K. Donovan | R. Scott / D. Roberts
Summary:

The bill authorizes the executive director of the department of local affairs (executive director) or the executive director's designee to coordinate the provision of nonmonetary resources to assist with job retention or creation in a rural community experiencing a significant economic event, such as a plant closure or layoffs, including industry-wide layoffs, that has a significant, quantifiable impact on jobs within that community.


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/7/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/13/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/16/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
3/5/2018 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/8/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/9/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2018 Sent to the Governor
3/14/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/14/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/22/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 02/13/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for SB18-005
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerN   CookeN   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerN   GuzmanY
  HillN   HolbertN   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertN
  LundbergN   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikN   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.N   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergN   TateN
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


03/09/2018 - House Floor Vote for SB18-005
  ArndtY   Becker J.E   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   District 34V   DuranY   EsgarY
  EverettN   ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY
  GinalY   GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY
  HerodY   HootonY   HumphreyE   JacksonE
  KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceN
  LeeY   LeonardE   LewisN   ListonN
  LontineY   LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY
  SandridgeN   SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowN
  ValdezY   Van WinkleE   WeissmanY   WillettN
  Williams D.E   WilsonN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/07/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-005
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer Senate Bill 18-005, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   MarbleN
  SonnenbergY


03/05/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-005
House Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources - Refer Senate Bill 18-005 to the Committee of the Whole.
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   BuckN   CatlinY
  DanielsonY   EsgarY   HansenY   JacksonY
  LewisN   McKeanY   RobertsY   SaineN
  ValdezY


03/05/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-005
House Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources - Refer Senate Bill 18-005, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   MarbleN
  SonnenbergY


Bill Version: Signed Act

SB18-006 Recording Fee To Fund Attainable Housing 
Comment: Ed, Kip Rich
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger / F. Winter
Summary:

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

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

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

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


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/31/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
2/5/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/05/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-006
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone Senate Bill 18-006 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


02/05/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-006
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer Senate Bill 18-006, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


Bill Version: Introduced

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

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

Section 2 extends the period during which the Colorado housing and finance authority may allocate affordable housing tax credits from December 31, 2019, to December 31, 2024.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
1/23/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
2/14/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/16/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/21/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/22/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/23/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
3/19/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/23/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/24/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/25/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/26/2018 - No Amendments
4/26/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/9/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/11/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/11/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/22/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 02/22/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for SB18-007
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerN   CookeN   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillN   Holbert1   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertN
  LundbergN   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.N   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergN   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


04/26/2018 - House Floor Vote for SB18-007
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettY   Williams D.N
  WilsonY   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/14/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-007
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 18-007 to the Committee of the Whole.
  GarciaY   GardnerY   KerrY   LambertN
  LundbergN   MorenoY   SonnenbergY


01/23/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-007
Senate Finance - Refer Senate Bill 18-007 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CourtY   JahnY   Neville T.N   SmallwoodN
  TateY


04/23/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-007
House Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 18-007 to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinN   WinterY
  YoungY


03/19/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-007
House Finance - Refer Senate Bill 18-007 to the Committee of the Whole.
  GarciaY   GardnerY   KerrY   LambertN
  LundbergN   MorenoY   SonnenbergY


03/19/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-007
House Finance - Refer Senate Bill 18-007, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanN   BenavidezY   CovarrubiasY   FooteY
  GrayY   HerodY   KennedyY   LawrenceY
  Michaelson JenetY   PabonY   SandridgeN   ThurlowY
  Van WinkleN


Bill Version: Signed Act

SB18-010 Residential Lease Copy And Rent Receipt 
Comment: Kris
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: B. Martinez Humenik | A. Williams / T. Exum
Summary:

The bill requires a residential landlord to provide each tenant with a copy of a written rental agreement signed by the parties and to give a tenant a contemporaneous receipt for any payment made in person with cash or a money order. For payments not made in person with cash or a money order, the landlord must provide a receipt if the tenant requests it.

The landlord may provide the tenant with an electronic copy of the agreement or the receipt unless the tenant requests a paper copy.


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
2/13/2018 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/15/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/16/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/20/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
3/5/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/8/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/9/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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
Floor Votes: 02/16/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for SB18-010
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerN   CookeN   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillN   HolbertN   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertN
  LundbergN   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.N   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottE   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergN   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


03/09/2018 - House Floor Vote for SB18-010
  ArndtY   Becker J.E   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   District 34V   DuranY   EsgarY
  EverettN   ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY
  GinalY   GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY
  HerodY   HootonY   HumphreyE   JacksonE
  KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceY
  LeeY   LeonardE   LewisN   ListonN
  LontineY   LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY
  SandridgeN   SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY
  ValdezY   Van WinkleE   WeissmanY   WillettN
  Williams D.E   WilsonN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/13/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-010
Senate Local Government - Refer Senate Bill 18-010, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  CrowderY   DonovanY   GardnerY   KefalasY
  Martinez HumenikY


03/05/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-010
House Finance - Refer Senate Bill 18-010 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanY   BenavidezY   CovarrubiasY   FooteY
  GrayY   HerodY   KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY
  LawrenceY   Michaelson JenetY   SandridgeN   ThurlowY
  Van WinkleY


Bill Version: Signed Act

SB18-022 Clinical Practice For Opioid Prescribing 
Comment: Diane, Jeanette, Ed
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Tate | I. Aguilar / B. Pettersen | C. Kennedy
Summary:

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee. The bill restricts the number of opioid pills that a health care practitioner, including physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, and veterinarians, may prescribe for an initial prescription to a seven-day supply and allows each health care practitioner to exercise discretion to include a second fill for a seven-day supply, unless, in the judgment of the practitioner, the patient:

  • Has chronic pain that typically lasts longer than 90 days or past the time of normal healing, as determined by the podiatrist, or following transfer of care from another podiatrist who prescribed an opioid to the patient;
  • Has been diagnosed with cancer and is experiencing cancer-related pain; or
  • Is experiencing post-surgical pain that, because of the nature of the procedure, is expected to last more than 14 days.

Additionally, an advanced practice nurse may prescribe a refill if the patient is undergoing palliative or hospice care. The restrictions repeal on September 1, 2021.

Current law allows health care practitioners and other individuals to query the prescription drug monitoring program (program). The bill requires health care practitioners to indicate his or her specialty or practice area upon the initial query and to query the program prior to prescribing the second fill for an opioid unless the person receiving the prescription meets certain requirements.

The bill requires the department of public health and environment to report to the general assembly its findings from studies regarding the prescription drug monitoring program conducted pursuant to a federal grant program.


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/8/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/13/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/14/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 02/16/2018 - No Amendments
2/21/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/22/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/23/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
5/3/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/4/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/7/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/7/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/15/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 02/22/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for SB18-022
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerN   CookeN   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillN   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.N   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergN   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


05/07/2018 - House Floor Vote for SB18-022
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonY   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/08/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-022
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer Senate Bill 18-022, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  AguilarY   CrowderY   KefalasY   Martinez HumenikY
  SmallwoodY


05/03/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-022
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer Senate Bill 18-022, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  AguilarY   BeckmanN   BucknerY   CovarrubiasN
  CrowderY   EsgarY   GinalY   HootonY
  HumphreyN   JacksonY   KefalasY   KennedyY
  LandgrafY   LontineY   Martinez HumenikY   RansomN
  SmallwoodY   WilsonY


Bill Version: Signed Act

SB18-023 Promote Off-label Use Pharmaceutical Products 
Comment: Diane, Fran
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: B. Martinez Humenik / J. Ginal
Summary:

The bill allows a pharmaceutical manufacturer or its representative to promote the off-label use of a prescription drug, biological product, or device approved by the United States food and drug administration.


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/15/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/15/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-023
Senate Health & Human Services - Postpone Senate Bill 18-023 indefinitely.
  AguilarY   CrowderY   KefalasY   Martinez HumenikY
  SmallwoodN


Bill Version: Introduced

SB18-024 Expand Access Behavioral Health Care Providers 
Comment: Ed, Jeanette, Diane
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: C. Jahn | J. Tate / J. Singer | B. Pettersen
Summary:

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee. The bill modifies the Colorado health service corps program administered by the primary care office in the department of public health and environment as follows:

  • For purposes of determining areas in the state in which there is a shortage of health care professionals and behavioral health care providers to meet the needs of the community, allows the primary care office, under guidance adopted by the state board of health, to develop and administer state health professional shortage areas using state-specific methodologies;
  • Allows behavioral health care providers, which include licensed and certified addiction counselors, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed psychologists, licensed physician assistants with specific training in substance use disorders, advanced practice nurses, and physicians certified or trained in addiction medicine, pain management, or psychiatry, and candidates for licensure as an addiction counselor, professional counselor, clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or psychologist, to participate in the loan repayment program on the condition of committing to provide behavioral health care services in health professional shortage areas for a specified period;
  • Directs the advisory council to prioritize loan repayment and scholarships for those behavioral health care providers, candidates for licensure, or addiction counselors who provide behavioral health care services in nonprofit or public employer settings but permits consideration of applicants practicing in a private setting that serves underserved populations;
  • Establishes a scholarship program to help defray the education and training costs associated with obtaining certification as an addiction counselor or with progressing to a higher level of certification;
  • Adds 2 members to the advisory council that reviews program applications, which members include a representative of an organization representing substance use disorder treatment providers and a licensed or certified addiction counselor who has experience in rural health, safety net clinics, or health equity;
  • Modifies program reporting requirements and requires annual reporting that coincides with required SMART Act reporting by the department; and
  • Requires the general assembly to annually appropriate $2.5 million from the marijuana tax cash fund to the primary care office to provide loan repayment for behavioral health care providers and candidates for licensure participating in the Colorado health service corps and to award scholarships to addiction counselors participating in the scholarship program.

The bill appropriates $2.5 million from the marijuana tax cash fund to the department of public health and environment for use by the primary care office in the prevention services division to implement the bill.


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

Status: 1/10/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
1/25/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/10/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/13/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/16/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/17/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/20/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
4/27/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/2/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/2/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/14/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/15/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/15/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 04/17/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for SB18-024
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerN   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillN   HolbertN   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.N   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergN   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


05/03/2018 - House Floor Vote for SB18-024
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettY   Williams D.N
  WilsonY   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/10/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-024
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 18-024, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  GardnerY   GuzmanY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MorenoY   SonnenbergN


01/25/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-024
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer Senate Bill 18-024, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  AguilarY   CrowderY   KefalasY   Martinez HumenikY
  SmallwoodN


05/02/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-024
House Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 18-024 to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinY   WinterY
  YoungY


04/27/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-024
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer Senate Bill 18-024 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanN   CatlinY   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GinalY   HansenY   HootonY   KennedyY
  LontineY   RansomN   SiasN   SingerY
  WinklerN


04/27/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-024
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer Senate Bill 18-024, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  GardnerY   GuzmanY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MorenoY   SonnenbergN


Bill Version: Signed Act

SB18-054 Cap Fee Increases Assisted Living Residences 
Comment: Rich, Kelley
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: L. Crowder / L. Liston
Summary:

Under current law, the state board of health (board) is authorized to establish a schedule of fees for health facilities, including assisted living residences, which fees must be sufficient to meet the department of public health and environment's direct and indirect costs in regulating health facilities. With regard to most department-regulated health facilities, the board cannot increase fees by more than the inflation rate. However, the inflation rate limitation does not apply to the fees assessed by the department against assisted living residences.

Starting August 1, 2019, the bill imposes the inflation rate limitation on fees assessed against assisted living residences.


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

Status: 1/11/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
1/24/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/29/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
1/30/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/2/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
2/13/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/16/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/20/2018 - No Amendments
2/20/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/21/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/27/2018 Sent to the Governor
2/27/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/27/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/1/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 01/30/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for SB18-054
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillE   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


02/21/2018 - House Floor Vote for SB18-054
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettY
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LebsockY
  LeeY   LeonardY   LewisY   ListonY
  LontineY   LundeenY   McKeanE   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.Y   PabonE
  PettersenY   RankinY   RansomY   ReyherN
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineE   SalazarY
  SandridgeN   SiasE   SingerE   ThurlowY
  ValdezY   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettY
  Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 01/24/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-054
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer Senate Bill 18-054, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  AguilarY   CrowderY   KefalasY   Martinez HumenikY
  SmallwoodY


02/13/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-054
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer Senate Bill 18-054 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanY   CatlinY   DanielsonE   EverettY
  GinalY   KennedyY   LandgrafY   McKeanY
  Michaelson JenetY   PabonY   PettersenE   RansomY
  SingerY


Bill Version: Signed Act

SB18-065 Add Health Maintenance Organizations Life And Health Insurance Protection Association 
Comment: Jerry
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: B. Gardner / T. Kraft-Tharp
Summary:

The bill amends the 'Life and Health Insurance Protection Association Act' as follows:

  • Adds health maintenance organizations (HMOs) as members of the association and subjects HMOs to assessments from the association;
  • Allocates responsibility for long-term care insurance assessments between health insurance and life insurance association members; and
  • Requires member insurers that write health benefit plans in Colorado to collect a fee of up to $2 per month from each certificate holder, policyholder, or contract holder for each certificate, policy, or contract the member insurer issues, to be deposited into a fund for the purpose of defraying the costs of a health insurer insolvency.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
1/31/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
2/5/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Committee Vote - Final Action Failed
2/5/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/05/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-065
Senate Business, Labor, & Technology - Refer Senate Bill 18-065, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  JahnN   KerrN   Neville T.Y   PriolaY
  SmallwoodN   TateY   Williams A.N


Bill Version: Introduced

SB18-068 False Reporting Of An Emergency 
Comment: Kelley
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Cooke / K. Van Winkle | J. Bridges
Summary:

Under current law, there is a crime of false reporting to authorities. The bill creates a crime of false reporting of an emergency by criminalizing an act of false reporting to authorities that includes a false report of an imminent threat to the safety of a person or persons by use of a deadly weapon. False reporting of an emergency is a class 1 misdemeanor, but it can be a felony depending on the harm caused by the false report. For purposes of the crime of false reporting to authorities and false reporting of an emergency, the defendant may be tried in the county where the defendant made the report, the county where the false report was communicated to law enforcement, or the county where law enforcement responded to the false report.

For fiscal years 2019-20 through 2022-23, the bill appropriates $16,500 from the general fund to the department of corrections.


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

Status: 1/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
1/29/2018 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
2/27/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/1/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/2/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/5/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/8/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/22/2018 House Committee on Judiciary Lay Over Amended
4/3/2018 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/11/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/17/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/18/2018 - No Amendments
4/18/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/23/2018 - No Amendments
4/23/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/24/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 04/27/2018 - No Amendments
4/27/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
5/4/2018 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
5/7/2018 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/8/2018 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - 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
6/6/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 03/05/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for SB18-068
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


04/24/2018 - House Floor Vote for SB18-068
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezN   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettY
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LeeY
  LeonardY   LewisY   ListonY   LontineY
  LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.Y   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomY   ReyherY   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineY   SalazarY   SandridgeY
  SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettY   Williams D.Y
  WilsonY   WinklerY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/27/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-068
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 18-068, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  GarciaY   GardnerY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MorenoY   SonnenbergY


01/29/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-068
Senate Judiciary - Refer Senate Bill 18-068 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CookeY   CoramY   FieldsY   GardnerY
  KaganY


04/11/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-068
House Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 18-068, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanY   EsgarY   GarnettY
  HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY   PabonY
  RankinY   Van WinkleY   Williams D.Y   WinterY
  YoungY


03/22/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-068
House Judiciary - Refer Senate Bill 18-068, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  GarciaY   GardnerY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MorenoY   SonnenbergY


04/03/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-068
House Judiciary - Refer Senate Bill 18-068, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BenavidezN   CarverY   HerodY   LeeY
  LundeenY   MeltonE   RobertsY   SalazarY
  WeissmanY   WillettY   WistY


Bill Version: Conference Committee

SB18-071 Extend Substance Abuse Trend And Response Task Force 
Comment: Ed, Jeanette, Diane
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: C. Jahn | L. Crowder / D. Esgar
Summary:

The state substance abuse trend and response task force is scheduled to be repealed effective July 1, 2018. The bill extends the repeal for 10 years to September 1, 2028.

The bill appropriates $3,000 from the substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment cash fund to pay for expenses of the task force.


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

Status: 1/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
1/25/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/31/2018 Senate Second Reading Referred to Appropriations - No Amendments
2/27/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/1/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/05/2018 - No Amendments
3/5/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/6/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/08/2018 - No Amendments
3/7/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 03/08/2018 - No Amendments
3/8/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/12/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
3/20/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/6/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/6/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 04/09/2018 - No Amendments
4/9/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/10/2018 - No Amendments
4/10/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/11/2018 - No Amendments
4/11/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/12/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/13/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/16/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/19/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/20/2018 Sent to the Governor
4/20/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/26/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 03/08/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for SB18-071
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerN   CookeN   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillN   HolbertN   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergN   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.N   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergN   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


04/16/2018 - House Floor Vote for SB18-071
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpE   LandgrafY   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinN   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonY   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/27/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-071
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 18-071, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  GarciaY   GardnerY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MorenoY   SonnenbergY


01/25/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-071
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer Senate Bill 18-071, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  AguilarY   CrowderY   KefalasY   Martinez HumenikN
  SmallwoodY


04/06/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-071
House Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 18-071 to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanY   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.N   PabonY   RankinY   WinterY
  YoungY


03/20/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-071
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer Senate Bill 18-071 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanY   CatlinY   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GinalY   HootonY   LandgrafE   LontineY
  McKeanY   Michaelson JenetY   PettersenY   RansomN
  SingerY


03/20/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-071
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer Senate Bill 18-071, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  GarciaY   GardnerY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MorenoY   SonnenbergY


Bill Version: Signed Act

SB18-080 Wholesale Canadian Drug Importation Program 
Comment: Ed, Fran
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: I. Aguilar / S. Lontine
Summary:

The bill creates the 'Colorado Wholesale Importation of Prescription Drugs Act', under which the department of health care policy and financing (department) must design a program to import prescription pharmaceuticals from Canada for sale to Colorado consumers. The program design must ensure both drug safety and cost savings for Colorado consumers. The department must submit the program design to the secretary of the United States department of health and human services and request the secretary's approval of the program as meeting the requirements of federal law to import Canadian pharmaceutical products.

If the secretary approves the program, the department must implement the program. The department must adopt a funding mechanism to cover the program's administrative costs, and the department must annually report on the program to the general assembly.


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

Status: 1/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/31/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
2/5/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/05/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-080
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone Senate Bill 18-080 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


02/05/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-080
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer Senate Bill 18-080 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


Bill Version: Introduced

SB18-081 Emergency Medical Service Providers Licensing 
Comment: PI
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: L. Garcia
Summary:

Currently, regulation of an emergency medical service provider, including a paramedic, is referred to as certification. Section 1 of the bill changes 'certification' references to 'licensure'.

Section 2 requires an emergency medical service provider applying for a new license or renewing, reinstating, or reactivating a license to comply with the 'Michael Skilnik Medical Transparency Act of 2010'.

Sections 3 to 29 make conforming amendments.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
1/24/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 01/24/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-081
Senate Business, Labor, & Technology - Postpone Senate Bill 18-081 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  JahnN   KerrN   Neville T.Y   PriolaY
  SmallwoodY   TateY   Williams A.N


01/24/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-081
Senate Business, Labor, & Technology - Refer Senate Bill 18-081, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  JahnY   KerrY   Neville T.N   PriolaN
  SmallwoodN   TateN   Williams A.Y


Bill Version: Introduced

SB18-082 Physician Noncompete Exemption For Rare Disorder 
Comment: Diane
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger / C. Kennedy
Summary:

An agreement among physicians may contain a covenant not to compete, under which a physician who leaves the group practice may be compelled to pay damages if he or she solicits patients who are former or prospective patients of the group practice. The bill makes an exception in the case of patients with a rare disorder, as determined in accordance with nationally recognized criteria, who would otherwise not have ready access to a physician with the necessary expertise to treat the disorder.


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

Status: 1/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/5/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/8/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/9/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
3/13/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/16/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/16/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/19/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/20/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/21/2018 Sent to the Governor
3/26/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/27/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/2/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 02/09/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for SB18-082
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertE
  LundbergY   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottE   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


03/19/2018 - House Floor Vote for SB18-082
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   District 34V   DuranY   EsgarY
  EverettN   ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY
  GinalY   GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY
  HerodY   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY
  KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY
  LeeY   LeonardN   LewisE   ListonY
  LontineY   LundeenN   McKeanN   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinY   RansomY   ReyherY
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY
  SandridgeN   SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowY
  ValdezY   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettN
  Williams D.N   WilsonY   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/05/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-082
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer Senate Bill 18-082 to the Committee of the Whole.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillY   MarbleN
  SonnenbergY


03/13/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-082
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer Senate Bill 18-082 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanN   BucknerY   CourtY   CovarrubiasN
  EsgarY   FenbergY   GinalY   HillY
  HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY   LandgrafN
  LontineY   MarbleN   RansomN   RobertsY
  SonnenbergY   WilsonN


Bill Version: Signed Act

SB18-091 Modernize Behavioral Health Terminology 
Comment: Kelley, Christina
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: B. Martinez Humenik / D. Thurlow
Summary:

Statutory Revision Committee. The bill is a follow-up and clean-up to Senate Bill 17-242, which updated and modernized terminology in the Colorado Revised Statutes related to behavioral health, including mental health disorders, alcohol use disorders, and substance use disorders.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/22/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/7/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/13/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/15/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
2/27/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/2/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/05/2018 - No Amendments
3/5/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/6/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/9/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/12/2018 Sent to the Governor
3/12/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/15/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 02/13/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for SB18-091
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


03/06/2018 - House Floor Vote for SB18-091
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   District 34V   DuranY   EsgarY
  EverettY   ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY
  GinalY   GrayE   HamnerY   HansenY
  HerodY   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY
  KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY
  LeeY   LeonardY   LewisY   ListonY
  LontineY   LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinY   RansomY   ReyherY
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineY   SalazarY
  SandridgeN   SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY
  ValdezY   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettY
  Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/07/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-091
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer Senate Bill 18-091, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  AguilarE   CrowderE   KefalasY   Martinez HumenikY
  SmallwoodY


02/27/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-091
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer Senate Bill 18-091 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanY   CatlinY   DanielsonY   EverettY
  GinalY   HootonY   LandgrafE   McKeanY
  Michaelson JenetE   PabonE   PettersenE   RansomY
  SingerY


02/27/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-091
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer Senate Bill 18-091, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  AguilarE   CrowderE   KefalasY   Martinez HumenikY
  SmallwoodY


Bill Version: Signed Act

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

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


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

Status: 1/22/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
2/5/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/8/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/9/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/14/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
3/14/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/19/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/20/2018 - No Amendments
3/20/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/21/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/27/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/29/2018 Sent to the Governor
3/29/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/2/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 02/09/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for SB18-104
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerN   CookeN   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertE
  LundbergN   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.N   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottE   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergN   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


03/21/2018 - House Floor Vote for SB18-104
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   District 34V   DuranY   EsgarY
  EverettN   ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY
  GinalY   GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY
  HerodY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonE
  KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceY
  LeeY   LeonardN   LewisY   ListonN
  LontineY   LundeenN   McKeanE   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetE   Neville P.N   PabonY
  PettersenY   RankinY   RansomN   ReyherN
  RobertsY   RosenthalY   SaineN   SalazarY
  SandridgeN   SiasN   SingerY   ThurlowY
  ValdezY   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettY
  Williams D.N   WilsonY   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/05/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-104
Senate Business, Labor, & Technology - Refer Senate Bill 18-104, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  JahnY   KerrY   Neville T.N   PriolaY
  SmallwoodY   TateY   Williams A.Y


03/14/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-104
House Finance - Refer Senate Bill 18-104 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanY   BenavidezY   CovarrubiasY   FooteY
  GrayY   KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   LawrenceY
  Michaelson JenetE   PabonY   SandridgeN   ThurlowY
  Van WinkleN


03/14/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-104
House Finance - Refer Senate Bill 18-104, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  JahnY   KerrY   Neville T.N   PriolaY
  SmallwoodY   TateY   Williams A.Y


Bill Version: Signed Act

SB18-115 Apply Stark Laws To Medical Referrals Outside Medicaid 
Comment: Kelley Diane
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: I. Aguilar / B. Pettersen
Summary:

Current law prohibits a health care provider who receives reimbursement through the state's medical assistance program (medicaid) from making referrals for medical services to an entity owned or controlled by the provider or an immediate family member of the provider. The bill extends this prohibition to include all health care providers, not only those who receive reimbursement through medicaid.

Sections 2 and 3 of the bill make the prohibited referrals a deceptive trade practice under the 'Colorado Consumer Protection Act', entitling any person harmed by the violator's conduct to damages, including treble damages in a case involving bad-faith conduct. In addition to these private remedies, the Colorado attorney general is authorized to seek injunctions and civil penalties, require reimbursement of charges collected, and refer violators for investigation of insurance fraud.

Section 4 allows insurers to withhold payment of questionable charges pending investigation pursuant to the prompt payment statute.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/29/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/14/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/14/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-115
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone Senate Bill 18-115 indefinitely.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


Bill Version: Introduced

SB18-120 Time Period For Tenant To Cure Unpaid Rent 
Comment: Rich, Kris
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: A. Williams | K. Priola / D. Jackson | J. Wilson
Summary:

Current law requires a landlord to provide a tenant 3 days to cure a violation for unpaid rent before the landlord can initiate eviction proceedings based on that unpaid rent.

The bill allows landlords to initiate an eviction proceeding after providing 3 days' notice but requires landlords to accept payment of all outstanding amounts due before the date by which a tenant is required to appear in court in an eviction proceeding. For a second or subsequent violation of the same agreement within 6 months of a violation, a landlord may require payment within 3 days.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/29/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
2/7/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
2/14/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/14/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-120
Senate Business, Labor, & Technology - Postpone Senate Bill 18-120 indefinitely.
  JahnY   KerrY   Neville T.Y   PriolaY
  SmallwoodY   TateY   Williams A.Y


Bill Version: Introduced

SB18-146 Freestanding Emergency Departments Required Consumer Notices 
Comment: Kris, Ed, Christina
Position: Strongly Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Kefalas | J. Smallwood / L. Sias | J. Singer
Summary:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Status: 1/29/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/14/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance
2/20/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
2/27/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/1/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/2/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/5/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
3/15/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
3/26/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/6/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/6/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/9/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/10/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/17/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/18/2018 Sent to the Governor
4/18/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/25/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 03/05/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for SB18-146
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerN   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleN   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


04/09/2018 - House Floor Vote for SB18-146
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonE   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonN   LontineY
  LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.Y   PabonE   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomN   ReyherY   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineY   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettY   Williams D.N
  WilsonY   WinklerN   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/27/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-146
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 18-146, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  GarciaY   GardnerY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MorenoY   SonnenbergY


02/20/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-146
Senate Finance - Refer Senate Bill 18-146 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CourtE   JahnY   Neville T.Y   SmallwoodY
  TateY


02/14/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-146
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer Senate Bill 18-146, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
  AguilarY   CrowderN   KefalasY   Martinez HumenikY
  SmallwoodY


04/06/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-146
House Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 18-146 to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanY   DanielsonY   EverettN
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.Y   PabonY   RankinY   WinterY
  YoungY


03/26/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-146
House Finance - Refer Senate Bill 18-146 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanY   BenavidezY   CovarrubiasY   FooteY
  GrayY   HerodY   KennedyY   LawrenceY
  Michaelson JenetY   PabonY   SandridgeN   ThurlowY
  Van WinkleY


03/26/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-146
House Finance - Refer Senate Bill 18-146, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  GarciaY   GardnerY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MorenoY   SonnenbergY


03/15/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-146
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer Senate Bill 18-146, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  GarciaY   GardnerY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MorenoY   SonnenbergY


03/15/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-146
House Health, Insurance, & Environment - Refer Senate Bill 18-146, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
  BeckmanY   BucknerY   CovarrubiasY   EsgarY
  GinalY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  LandgrafY   LontineY   RansomN   RobertsY
  WilsonY


Bill Version: Signed Act

SB18-152 Prohibit Price Gouging On Prescription Drugs 
Comment: Ed, Christina
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: I. Aguilar / S. Lontine
Summary:

The bill:

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

Status: 1/29/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/14/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/14/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-152
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone Senate Bill 18-152 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


02/14/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-152
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer Senate Bill 18-152, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


Bill Version: Introduced

SB18-153 Behavioral Health Care Related To Suicide Ideation 
Comment: Ed
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Kefalas
Summary:

The department is required to study and address gaps in suicide prevention issues and to collaborate with other offices and the community to evaluate best practices for suicide prevention and intervention and opioid abuse issues. The department is required to report findings to the general assembly.

The bill requires the department of public health and environment (department) to work with Colorado hospitals to evaluate the Colorado suicide prevention plan. The department is also required to develop a health authorization release form to improve communication between behavioral health professionals regarding the person giving consent.

A health care facility is required to have a plan for individuals transitioning from inpatient to outpatient care.


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

Status: 1/29/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/12/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
2/14/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/14/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-153
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone Senate Bill 18-153 indefinitely.
  CourtN   FenbergN   HillY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


02/14/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-153
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer Senate Bill 18-153, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CourtY   FenbergY   HillN   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


Bill Version: Introduced

SB18-168 Medication-assisted Treatment Through Pharmacies 
Comment: Diane
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Tate
Summary:

The bill requires extended-release opioid antagonists for use in medication-assisted treatment to be included as a pharmacy benefit under the medical assistance program.

The bill permits a pharmacist who has entered into a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement with one or more prescribers to administer injectable medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders and receive an enhanced dispensing fee under the Colorado medical assistance program for the administration.


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

Status: 2/21/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/30/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/30/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-168
Senate Business, Labor, & Technology - Postpone Senate Bill 18-168 indefinitely.
  JahnY   KerrY   Neville T.Y   PriolaY
  SmallwoodY   TateY   Williams A.Y


Bill Version: Introduced

SB18-174 Service Providers For Persons With Developmental Disabilities 
Comment: Jeanette
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: B. Gardner / L. Sias
Summary:

The bill defines 'case management agency' and adds a case management agency to the definition of 'provider' that provides services and supports to persons with developmental disabilities. The bill requires providers and service agencies to operate pursuant to department of health care policy and financing rules.

Under existing law, a person with a developmental disability cannot maintain a liability action against a provider unless the person claiming the injury has filed for dispute resolution by the department of human services or a community-centered board. The bill adds the department of health care policy and financing and case management agencies to the list of entities to which a person may file for dispute resolution.

The bill identifies a person with a developmental disability who is served in a residential setting as a tenant of the provider and allows property rights to accrue for such a tenant.

Under existing law, a provider that accepts a referral for community placement from the department of human services is not subject to liability for accepting the person for community placement. The bill removes liability when accepting a referral from the department of health care policy and financing.

Except in emergencies, the bill requires person-centered planning to occur prior to removing a person with a developmental disability from a residential setting when the person may be at risk of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, exploitation, or other harm. In an emergency, such person-centered planning must occur as soon as possible following removal. The bill authorizes case management agencies to remove a person with a developmental disability from a residential setting and subjects those agencies to the same standards of liability as other entities authorized to remove such persons from residential settings.


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

Status: 2/21/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
2/27/2018 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/2/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/5/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/6/2018 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 03/08/2018 - No Amendments
3/13/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
3/27/2018 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services 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
4/12/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/17/2018 Sent to the Governor
4/17/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/23/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 03/13/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for SB18-174
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


04/03/2018 - House Floor Vote for SB18-174
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettY
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LeeY
  LeonardY   LewisY   ListonY   LontineY
  LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonE
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.Y   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomE   ReyherY   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineY   SalazarY   SandridgeY
  SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettY   Williams D.Y
  WilsonY   WinklerY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 02/27/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-174
Senate Local Government - Refer Senate Bill 18-174 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  CrowderY   DonovanY   GardnerY   KefalasY
  Martinez HumenikY


03/27/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-174
House Public Health Care & Human Services - Refer Senate Bill 18-174, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BeckmanY   CatlinY   DanielsonY   EverettE
  GinalY   HootonY   LandgrafY   LontineY
  McKeanY   Michaelson JenetY   PettersenY   RansomY
  SingerY


Bill Version: Signed Act

SB18-200 Modifications To PERA Public Employees' Retirement Association To Eliminate Unfunded Liability 
Comment: Eileen, Ed, Jeanette
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 9 2018
CONFERENCE COMMITTEES TO REPORT
(1) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: J. Tate | K. Priola / K. Becker | D. Pabon
Summary:

The public employees' retirement association (PERA) provides retirement and other benefits to employees of the school districts, state, local governments, and other public entities across the state. The bill makes changes to the hybrid defined benefit plan administered by PERA with the goal of eliminating, with a high probability, the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of each of PERA's divisions and thereby reach a 100% funded ratio for each division within the next 30 years. The bill modifies benefits, increases contributions, ensures alignment of contributions, service credit, and benefits, and makes other modifications as follows:

Highest Average Salary (HAS): Currently, for a PERA member who is not in the judicial division of PERA, the member's HAS is based on an average of the highest annual salaries associated with 3 periods of 12 consecutive months of service with a base year. For a PERA member who is in the judicial division of PERA, the member's HAS is based on an average of the highest annual salaries associated with 12 consecutive months of service. For all new PERA members hired on or after January 1, 2020, who are not in the judicial division, and for all existing PERA members who do not have 5 years of service credit as of January 1, 2020, who are not in the judicial division, the bill modifies the HAS calculation to be based on an average of the highest annual salaries associated with 7 periods of 12 consecutive months of service with a base year. For all new PERA members hired on or after January 1, 2020, who are in the judicial division, and for all existing PERA members in the judicial division who do not have 5 years of service credit as of January 1, 2020, the bill modifies the HAS calculation to be based on an average of the highest annual salaries associated with 3 periods of 12 consecutive months of service with a base year.

Definition of salary: The bill modifies the definition of salary. Specifically, the bill states that amounts deducted from pay pursuant to a cafeteria plan or a qualified transportation plan are included in the definition of salary. In addition, the bill clarifies that unused sick leave converted to cash payments is included in the definition of salary and that insurance premiums paid by employers are not included in the definition of salary.

Termination of affiliation: Current law allows a political subdivision of the state that is an employer associated with PERA and that is assigned to the local government division of PERA to terminate its affiliation with PERA upon application to the PERA board. The bill specifies that any employer that ceases operations or ceases to participate in PERA for any reason is deemed to have terminated its affiliation with PERA. The bill states that any such employer is required to fully fund its share of the unfunded liability of the defined benefit plan and its share of the unfunded liability of the health care trust fund. The bill specifies that the PERA board will determine the amount of such payments and that such determinations may be appealed by the employer through the administrative review process established in the board rules. The bill further specifies that the employees of an employer that terminates its affiliation with PERA will become inactive members of PERA as of the date of the termination. Such members may elect to have their member contributions credited to an alternative pension plan or refunded. In the absence of such election, the member contributions will remain with PERA.

Increase in member contributions: Currently, all PERA members with the exception of state troopers contribute 8% of their salary to PERA on a monthly basis. State troopers contribute 10% of their salary to PERA on a monthly basis. On July 1, 2018, and again on January 1, 2019, the monthly member contribution to PERA will increase by .5% of salary. On July 1, 2019, and again on January 1, 2020, the monthly member contribution to PERA will increase by 1% of salary. When all increases are fully implemented, the total contribution will be 11% of salary each month for PERA members who are not state troopers and 13% each month for PERA members who are state troopers.

Automatic contribution and annual increase amount changes: The bill specifies the circumstances under which the member contribution rate and the annual increase percentage for retirement benefits can be adjusted so the fund remains within the target of paying off the unfunded liability within 30 years. The bill specifies that the yearly adjustments can be up to one-quarter of one percent on the annual increase percentage and one-half of one percent on the employee contribution percentage. The bill places limits on how much the annual increase and contribution rates can be adjusted.

Defined contribution supplement: Beginning January 1, 2021, the bill requires employer contribution rates to be adjusted to include a defined contribution supplement. The defined contribution supplement for each division will be the employer contribution amount paid to defined contribution plan participant accounts that would have otherwise gone to the defined benefit trusts to pay down the unfunded liability, plus any defined benefit investment earnings thereon, expressed as a percentage of salary on which employer contributions have been made. The employer contribution amounts only include contributions made on behalf of eligible employees who commence employment on or after January 1, 2019.

Earned service credit for part-time work: Currently, a PERA member earns a full year of service credit for 12 months of employment if the member earns a salary of 80 times federal minimum wage in each month. This applies even if the member does not work full time. In addition, a PERA member earns a full year of service credit if the member's employment pattern covers at least 8 months but less than 12 months in a year, so long as the member worked at least 8 months in the 12-month period. The bill modifies the way service credit is earned for part-time work for any PERA member who was not a member, inactive member, or retiree on or before December 31, 2019. Such members earn a full year of service credit for 12 months of employment if the member works full time or works at least 8 months but less than 12 months in a year. If the member does not work full time, the earned service credit will be determined by the ratio of part-time work to full-time work and the number of months for which contributions are remitted to the number of months required for a year of service credit.

Service retirement eligibility for new members: For PERA members who begin employment on or after January 1, 2020, the bill increases the age and service requirements for full-service retirement benefits for most divisions to age 65 with a minimum of 5 years of service or any age with a minimum of 40 years of service credit. For state troopers who begin employment on or after January 1, 2020, the bill increases the age and service requirements for full-service retirement benefits to age 55 with a minimum of 25 years of service credit or any age with a minimum of 35 years of service credit. State troopers are also eligible for full-service retirement benefits at age 65 with 5 years of service credit. For PERA members who begin employment on or after January 1, 2020, the bill also increases the age and service requirements for a reduced service retirement benefit to 55 years with a minimum of 25 years of service credit; except that, for state troopers, the bill increases the requirements to 55 years with a minimum of 20 years of service credit.

Cost of living adjustment (COLA) for all retirees, members, and inactive members: Currently, the annual COLA for benefit recipients who began membership prior to January 1, 2007, is 2%. For the years 2018 and 2019, the bill reduces the COLA to 0%. For each year thereafter, the bill changes the COLA to 1.25%, unless it is adjusted pursuant to the automatic adjustment provisions explained above. In addition, the bill requires benefit recipients whose effective date of retirement is on or after January 1, 2011, and who have not received a COLA on or before May 1, 2018, to receive benefits for at least a 36-month period following retirement before the benefit is adjusted with the COLA.

Defined contribution plan: Currently, members in the state division of PERA hired on or after January 1, 2006, may choose to participate in the defined contribution plan administered by PERA rather than the defined benefit plan. A member's participant account receives the monthly employer contribution, and the amortization equalization disbursement (AED) and supplemental amortization equalization disbursement (SAED) payments are used to amortize the unfunded liability of the defined benefit plan. Beginning January 1, 2019, members of the school division, the Denver public schools division, local government division, and judicial division of PERA hired on or after that date may also choose to participate in the defined contribution plan. A new member's participant account will receive the same employer contribution as received by current members of the defined contribution plan.

Public pension legislative oversight committee: The bill creates the public pension legislative oversight committee to study and develop proposed legislation relating to the funding and benefit designs of PERA and the fire and police pension association. The committee is comprised of 4 senators appointed by the president of the senate, 4 representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, and 4 experts in the area of pensions or retirement plan designs appointed by the state treasurer. The bill specifies limitations on the number of appointees that may be from the same political party. The bill also specifies that the state treasurer's appointees are required to have significant experience and competence in investment management, finance, banking, economics, accounting, pension administration, or actuarial analysis and shall not be members, inactive members, or retirees of PERA or the fire and police pension association. The bill repeals the police officers' and firefighters' pension reform commission on January 1, 2019.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 3/7/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
3/13/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
3/15/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/20/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/22/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/23/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments - Committee
3/26/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/27/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/3/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
4/16/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/23/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/24/2018 - No Amendments
4/24/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 04/25/2018 - No Amendments
4/25/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 04/30/2018 - No Amendments
4/30/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/1/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/2/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
5/9/2018 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/9/2018 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/21/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/23/2018 Sent to the Governor
5/23/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/4/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 03/27/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for SB18-200
  AguilarN   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtN   CrowderY   DonovanN   FenbergN
  FieldsN   GarciaN   GardnerY   GuzmanN
  HillY   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesN
  KaganN   KefalasN   KerrN   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldN
  MorenoN   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddN   Williams A.N   ZenzingerN


05/01/2018 - House Floor Vote for SB18-200
  ArndtY   Becker J.N   Becker K.Y   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckN   BucknerY
  CarverN   CatlinN   ColemanY   CovarrubiasN
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettN
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafN   LawrenceN   LeeY
  LeonardN   LewisN   ListonE   LontineY
  LundeenN   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.N   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomN   ReyherN   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineE   SalazarY   SandridgeN
  SiasN   SingerE   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   WillettN   Williams D.N
  WilsonE   WinklerN   WinterY   WistN
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/20/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-200
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 18-200, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  GarciaN   GardnerY   KerrN   LambertY
  LundbergY   MorenoN   SonnenbergY


03/15/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-200
Senate Finance - Refer Senate Bill 18-200, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CourtN   JahnY   Neville T.Y   SmallwoodY
  TateY


04/19/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-200
House Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 18-200, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.N   BeckmanN   DanielsonY   EsgarY
  EverettN   GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY
  Kraft-TharpY   PabonY   RankinY   Van WinkleN
  YoungY


04/16/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-200
House Finance - Refer Senate Bill 18-200, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BeckmanN   BenavidezY   CovarrubiasY   FooteY
  GrayY   HerodY   KennedyY   LawrenceY
  Michaelson JenetY   PabonY   SandridgeN   ThurlowY
  Van WinkleN


Bill Version: Conference Committee

SB18-204 Limit RTD Regional Transportation District Discount Fare Programs 
Comment: Laura, Bob E
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: T. Neville / K. Lewis
Summary:

The bill prohibits the regional transportation district from offering new discount fare or incentive programs adopted after the effective date of the bill without prior legislative approval.


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

Status: 3/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
3/20/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/23/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/27/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/09/2018 - No Amendments
4/9/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/20/2018 - No Amendments
4/23/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/30/2018 - No Amendments
4/30/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/03/2018 - No Amendments
5/3/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/07/2018 - No Amendments
5/7/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/10/2018 - No Amendments
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/20/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-204
Senate Finance - Refer Senate Bill 18-204 to the Committee of the Whole.
  CourtN   JahnN   MarbleY   Neville T.Y
  TateY


Bill Version: Introduced

SB18-214 Request Self-sufficiency Waiver Medicaid Program 
Comment: Christina
Position: Strongly Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: L. Crowder / S. Beckman
Summary:

The bill directs the department of health care policy and financing (department) to prepare and submit a waiver to the federal government requesting authority to implement certain self-sufficiency provisions as part of the Colorado medical assistance program (medicaid). The bill:

  • Requires able-bodied adults as a condition of eligibility for medicaid to become employed, actively seek employment, attend job or vocational training, or volunteer at a nonprofit organization; except that this requirement does not apply to certain persons specified in the bill;
  • Requires able-bodied adults to verify income monthly for determination of eligibility;
  • Authorizes the department to prohibit enrollment in medicaid if a person fails to report a change in family income or makes a false statement regarding compliance with the work requirement;
  • Establishes a lifetime limit on medicaid benefits of 5 years, and includes persons excepted from the limit; and
  • Authorizes the department to impose copayments to deter the use of emergency departments and ambulance services for nonemergency services and nonemergency transportation.

The bill requires the department to report to the general assembly regarding the preparation, submission, approval, implementation, and outcome of the self-sufficiency waiver provisions.


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

Status: 3/19/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/29/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 03/29/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-214
Senate Health & Human Services - Postpone Senate Bill 18-214 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  AguilarY   CrowderN   KefalasY   Martinez HumenikY
  SmallwoodN


03/29/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-214
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer Senate Bill 18-214 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  AguilarN   CrowderY   KefalasN   Martinez HumenikN
  SmallwoodY


Bill Version: Introduced

SB18-237 Out-of-network Providers Carriers Required Notices 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: B. Gardner / D. Esgar
Summary:

Under current law, when a health care provider who is not under a contract with a health insurer, and is therefore an out-of-network provider, renders health care services to a person covered under a health benefit plan at a facility that is part of the provider network under the plan (in-network facility), the health insurer is required to cover the services of the out-of-network provider at the in-network benefit level and at no greater cost to the covered person than if the services were provided by an in-network provider.

The bill specifies that the in-network benefit level also applies to emergency services provided to a covered person by an out-of-network provider or at an out-of-network facility.

The bill also requires health care facilities, providers, and health insurers to provide disclosures to consumers about the potential effects of receiving nonemergency services from an out-of-network provider or emergency services at an out-of-network facility. The commissioner of insurance, the director of the division of professions and occupations, and the state board of health are directed to adopt rules detailing the disclosure requirements imposed on carriers, providers, and health facilities.

Additionally, if a covered person receives nonemergency services provided by an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility or emergency services provided by an out-of-network provider or at an out-of-network facility and pays the out-of-network provider or facility an amount in excess of the required cost-sharing amount, the out-of-network provider or facility must refund the overpayment and must pay interest on the overpayment if the provider or facility fails to timely refund the overpayment.


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

Status: 4/9/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/18/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/18/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-237
Senate Health & Human Services - Postpone Senate Bill 18-237 indefinitely.
  AguilarN   CrowderY   KefalasN   Martinez HumenikY
  SmallwoodY


04/18/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-237
Senate Health & Human Services - Refer Senate Bill 18-237, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  AguilarY   CrowderN   KefalasY   Martinez HumenikN
  SmallwoodN


Bill Version: Introduced

SB18-266 Controlling Medicaid Costs 
Comment:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: K. Lundberg / D. Young
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The bill directs the department of health care policy and financing (department) to provide information to providers participating in the accountable care collaborative regarding:

  • Cost and quality of medical services provided by hospitals and other medicaid providers; and
  • Cost and quality of available pharmaceuticals prescribed by medicaid providers.

The department may make the same information available to other medicaid providers.

The department shall automatically review claims to identify and correct improper coding prior to payment and may obtain commercial technology to conduct the reviews.

The department is authorized to pursue cost-control strategies, value-based payments, and other approaches to reduce the rate of expenditure growth in the medicaid program. The department shall allow recipients, providers, and stakeholders an opportunity to comment and shall report to the joint budget committee prior to implementing any strategies or measures. The department is required to contract for an independent evaluation of any measures pursued and to provide reports to the joint budget committee on the evaluations.

Subject to federal approval, the department is also directed to design and implement an evidence-based hospital review program to ensure that utilization of hospital services is based on a recipient's need for care. Prior to implementing any changes, the department shall allow recipients, providers, and stakeholders an opportunity to comment and shall report to the joint budget committee. The department shall also report to the joint budget committee on the estimated savings from the changes.


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

Status: 4/20/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
4/24/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended 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 - Floor
4/30/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned 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 - Floor
5/3/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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
5/29/2018 Governor Signed
Floor Votes: 04/30/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for SB18-266
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerY   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GuzmanY
  HillY   HolbertY   JahnY   JonesY
  KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY   LambertY
  LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY   MerrifieldY
  MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PresidentY   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


05/03/2018 - House Floor Vote for SB18-266
  ArndtY   Becker J.Y   Becker K.Y   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BridgesY   BuckY   BucknerY
  CarverY   CatlinY   ColemanY   CovarrubiasY
  DanielsonY   DuranY   EsgarY   EverettY
  ExumY   FooteY   GarnettY   GinalY
  GrayY   HamnerY   HansenY   HerodY
  HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY   KennedyY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LawrenceY   LeeY
  LeonardY   LewisY   ListonY   LontineY
  LundeenY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   Neville P.Y   PabonY   PettersenY
  RankinY   RansomY   ReyherY   RobertsY
  RosenthalY   SaineY   SalazarY   SandridgeY
  SiasY   SingerY   ThurlowY   ValdezY
  Van WinkleY   WeissmanY   WillettY   Williams D.Y
  WilsonY   WinklerY   WinterY   WistY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 04/24/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-266
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 18-266 to the Committee of the Whole.
  GarciaY   GardnerY   LambertY   LundbergY
  MorenoY   SonnenbergY   Williams A.Y


05/02/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-266
House Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 18-266 to the Committee of the Whole.
  Becker J.Y   BeckmanY   DanielsonY   EverettE
  GarnettY   HamnerY   HansenY   Kraft-TharpY
  Neville P.Y   PabonY   RankinY   WinterY
  YoungY


Bill Version: Signed Act

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

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

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

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


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

Status: 4/25/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/1/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/2/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/4/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/4/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/8/2018 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Floor Votes: 05/04/2018 - Senate Floor Vote for SB18-273
  AguilarY   BaumgardnerE   CookeY   CoramY
  CourtY   CrowderY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GranthamY
  GuzmanY   HillY   HolbertY   JahnY
  JonesY   KaganY   KefalasY   KerrY
  LambertY   LundbergY   MarbleY   Martinez HumenikY
  MerrifieldY   MorenoY   Neville T.Y   PriolaY
  ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY   TateY
  ToddY   Williams A.Y   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Committee Votes: 05/02/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-273
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 18-273 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  GarciaY   GardnerY   LambertY   LundbergY
  MorenoY   SonnenbergY   Williams A.Y


05/01/2018 - Senate Committee Vote for SB18-273
Senate Finance - Refer Senate Bill 18-273, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  JahnY   KaganY   Neville T.Y   ScottY
  TateY


05/08/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-273
House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs - Postpone Senate Bill 18-273 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  BenavidezY   FooteY   HootonY   HumphreyY
  LeonardY   LontineY   MeltonY   WeissmanY
  Williams D.Y


05/08/2018 - House Committee Vote for SB18-273
House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs - Refer Senate Bill 18-273 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BenavidezN   FooteN   HootonN   HumphreyN
  LeonardN   LontineN   MeltonN   WeissmanN
  Williams D.N


Bill Version: Pre-Amended