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Bill HB19-1212 - B. Titone | M. Duran / R. Fields | N. Todd Recreate Homeowners' Association Community Manager Licensing
   Friday, May 3 2019
   THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE (CONTINUED)
   (1) in senate calendar.

Bill HB19-1322 - D. Roberts | P. Will / D. Moreno | D. Coram Expand Supply Affordable Housing
   Friday, May 3 2019
   THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
   (1) in senate calendar.

Bill SB19-237 - R. Rodriguez / D. Roberts Consumer Protection Act Damages
   Friday, May 3 2019
   Finance
   Upon Adjournment Room 0112
   (1) in house calendar.

Bill HB19-1025 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill HB19-1074 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill HB19-1075 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill HB19-1076 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill HB19-1096 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill HB19-1143 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill HB19-1170 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill HB19-1207 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill HB19-1210 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill HB19-1228 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill HB19-1230 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill HB19-1234 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill HB19-1283 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill HB19-1289 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill HB19-1319 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB19-004 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB19-011 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB19-034 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB19-051 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB19-056 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB19-085 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB19-130 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB19-138 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB19-141 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB19-142 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB19-188 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB19-224 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB19-225 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB19-226 - NOT ON CALENDAR


BILL HB19-1025
Position: Actively Monitor

Concerning the timing of an inquiry into a job applicant's criminal history, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Short Title: Limits On Job Applicant Criminal History Inquiries
Sponsors: J. Melton | L. Herod / M. Foote | R. Rodriguez

Effective September 1, 2019, for employers with 11 or more employees, and effective September 1, 2021, for all employers, the bill prohibits employers from:

An employer may obtain a job applicant's publicly available criminal background report at any time.

An employer is exempt from the restrictions on advertising and initial employment applications when:

The department of labor and employment is charged with enforcing the requirements of the bill and may issue warnings and orders of compliance for violations and, for second or subsequent violations, impose civil penalties. A violation of the restrictions does not create a private cause of action, and the bill does not create a protected class under employment anti-discrimination laws. The department is directed to adopt rules regarding procedures for handling complaints against employers.


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



Status
1/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
1/29/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/22/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/26/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/28/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/1/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/18/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/9/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/11/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/12/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/12/2019 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
4/12/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/29/2019 Sent to the Governor
4/29/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/29/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-01-04

Amendments


BILL HB19-1074
Position: Monitor

Concerning an exemption from daylight saving time.

Short Title: Daylight Saving Time Exemption
Sponsors: K. Ransom | P. Buck

Currently, "United States Mountain Standard Time" (MST) is the standard time within Colorado, except during the period of daylight saving time (i.e., the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November) when time is advanced one hour. The bill exempts the state from observing daylight saving time, making MST the standard time year-round.


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



Status
1/11/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Rural Affairs & Agriculture
1/31/2019 House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-01-11


BILL HB19-1075
Position: Monitor

Concerning the creation of a credit against the state income tax as a pilot program to promote employer-assisted housing projects in rural areas.

Short Title: Tax Credit Employer-assisted Housing Pilot Program
Sponsors: J. Wilson

As a pilot program to promote employer-assisted housing projects in rural areas, for income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2019, but prior to January 1, 2023, the bill creates a state income tax credit for a donation a taxpayer makes to a sponsor that is used solely for the costs associated with employer-assisted affordable housing 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, a nonprofit corporation that has been designated as a community development corporation under the federal tax code, or an international, nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization whose mission is concentrated on constructing affordable housing.

The amount of the credit allowed by the bill is 20% of the approved donation amount; except that the aggregate amount of the credit awarded to any one taxpayer is limited to $400 in any one income tax year.

The bill contains additional requirements pertaining to the manner in which the taxpayer submits information to receive the tax credit. The bill also requires periodic reporting of information on the use of the tax credit.


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



Status
1/11/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
2/7/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/9/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-01-11

Amendments


BILL HB19-1076
Position: Support

Concerning updates to the "Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act", and, in connection therewith, removing certain exceptions and adding provisions relevant to the use of electronic smoking devices.

Short Title: Clean Indoor Air Act Add E-cigarettes Remove Exceptions
Sponsors: D. Michaelson Jenet | C. Larson / K. Priola | K. Donovan

The bill amends the "Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act" by:



Status
1/11/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
2/27/2019 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/15/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/25/2019 - No Amendments
3/28/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/29/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/01/2019 - No Amendments
4/2/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/3/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/08/2019 - No Amendments
4/17/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/18/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/25/2019 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/26/2019 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/27/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/29/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/2/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/14/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/15/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/15/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-01-14

Amendments


BILL HB19-1096
Position: Monitor/Oppose

Concerning the creation of the "Colorado Right to Rest Act".

Short Title: Colorado Right To Rest
Sponsors: J. Melton

The bill creates the "Colorado Right to Rest Act", which establishes basic rights for people experiencing homelessness, including but not limited to the right to rest in public spaces, to shelter themselves from the elements, to eat or accept food in any public space where food is not prohibited, to occupy a legally parked vehicle, and to have a reasonable expectation of privacy of their property.

The bill prohibits discrimination based on housing status.

The bill creates an exemption of the basic right to rest for people experiencing homelessness for any county, city, municipality, or subdivision that can demonstrate that, for 3 consecutive months, the waiting lists for all local public housing authorities contain fewer than 50 people.

The bill allows the general assembly to appropriate money from the marijuana tax cash fund to the department of local affairs for the purpose of enabling governmental entities that do not meet the exemption requirement to reduce the housing waiting lists to fewer than 50 people for at least 6 months per year.

The bill allows any person whose rights have been violated to seek enforcement in a civil action.


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



Status
1/14/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
2/26/2019 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-01-14


BILL HB19-1143
Position: Support

Concerning a requirement that a retail food establishment only provide a single-use plastic beverage straw to a customer upon request of the customer.

Short Title: Distribute Plastic Straws Only Upon Request
Sponsors: S. Lontine / R. Fields | K. Priola

The bill prohibits a restaurant, food vendor, or other food service establishment from providing a single-use plastic beverage straw to a customer unless the customer requests a straw. The bill does not apply to the following:

A local government shall not regulate the use of single-use plastic beverage straws.


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



Status
1/29/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
2/25/2019 House Committee on Energy & Environment Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-01-29


BILL HB19-1170
Position: Actively Monitor

Concerning increasing tenant protections relating to the residential warranty of habitability.

Short Title: Residential Tenants Health And Safety Act
Sponsors: D. Jackson | M. Weissman / A. Williams | J. Bridges

Under current law, a warranty of habitability (warranty) is implied in every rental agreement for a residential premises, and a landlord commits a breach of the warranty (breach) if:

The bill states that a landlord breaches the warranty if a residential premises is:

Current law provides a list of conditions that render a residential premises uninhabitable. To this list, the bill adds 2 conditions; specifically, a residential premises is uninhabitable if:

The bill grants to county courts jurisdiction to provide injunctive relief related to a breach.

Current law requires a tenant to serve written notice upon a landlord before the landlord may be held liable for a breach. The bill expands the acceptable form of such notice to include electronic notice.

The bill also:

The bill states that if the same condition that substantially caused a breach recurs within 6 months after the condition is repaired or remedied, other than a condition that merely involves a nonfunctioning appliance, the tenant may terminate the rental agreement 14 days after providing the landlord written or electronic notice of the tenant's intent to do so. In the case of a condition that merely involves a nonfunctioning appliance, if the landlord remedies the condition within 14 days after receiving the notice, the tenant may not terminate the rental agreement.


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



Status
2/5/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
2/15/2019 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/20/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/22/2019 - No Amendments
2/22/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/25/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/26/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/27/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
3/14/2019 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/19/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/22/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/25/2019 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/26/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/28/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
3/28/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/12/2019 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
4/15/2019 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
4/16/2019 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/20/2019 Governor Signed
5/21/2019 Signed by Governor

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-02-05

Amendments


BILL HB19-1207
Position: Actively Support

Concerning a requirement that motor vehicles meet traction-control standards for winter conditions.

Short Title: Winter Conditions And Traction Control Requirements
Sponsors: D. Roberts / K. Donovan | B. Rankin

Currently, a person is required to use certain traction-control equipment, such as chains or snow-rated tires, when the Colorado department of transportation restricts road use due to a winter storm. The bill:



Status
2/21/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
3/5/2019 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/8/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/11/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/13/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
4/2/2019 Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/5/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/8/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/10/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/16/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/29/2019 Sent to the Governor
4/29/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/29/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/16/2019 Signed by Governor
5/17/2019 Governor Signed

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-02-21

Amendments


BILL HB19-1210
Position: Actively Oppose

Concerning the repeal of the prohibitions on a local government establishing minimum wage laws within its jurisdiction.

Short Title: Local Government Minimum Wage
Sponsors: J. Melton | R. Galindo / J. Danielson | D. Moreno

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


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



Status
2/25/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
3/6/2019 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/8/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/11/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/13/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/8/2019 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
4/15/2019 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/22/2019 - No Amendments
4/22/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/30/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/1/2019 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/2/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/17/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/17/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/17/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-02-25

Amendments


BILL HB19-1212
Position: Actively Monitor

Concerning the recreation of the community association manager licensing program.

Short Title: Recreate Homeowners' Association Community Manager Licensing
Sponsors: B. Titone | M. Duran / R. Fields | N. Todd

The licensing program for community association managers (CAMs), who engage in the business of handling certain matters on behalf of the executive boards of common interest communities, was created in 2013 and sunsetted on July 1, 2018.

Section 1 of the bill recreates and reenacts the CAM licensing program and the duties and responsibilities of the division of real estate and its director with regard to CAM licensing, as they existed on June 30, 2018, with amendments reflecting an extended sunset date of September 1, 2024, and the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies as contained in its 2017 sunset report as well as other changes. The changes made in accordance with the sunset report are:

Additional changes include the creation of a 7-member advisory committee to make recommendations to the director of the division of real estate regarding changes to the rules, adoption of guidelines and processes for the handling of complaints, the private credentials that are acceptable as part of the licensure qualifications, and other matters on which the director seeks input.

Section 3 duplicates and carries forward all of the preceding content as part of the recodification of title 12, Colorado Revised Statutes, by House Bill 19-1172.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)



Status
2/25/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
3/26/2019 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to Finance
4/17/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/23/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/25/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/26/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/30/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
5/1/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/2/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/2/2019 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/3/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-02-25

Amendments


BILL HB19-1228

Concerning an increase in the aggregate amount of the tax credits that the Colorado housing and finance authority may allocate in a calendar year under the Colorado affordable housing tax credit.

Short Title: Increase Tax Credit Allocation Affordable Housing
Sponsors: S. Bird | B. Titone / R. Zenzinger | J. Tate

Currently, under the affordable housing tax credit, during each calendar year of the period beginning in 2015 and ending in 2024 the Colorado housing and finance authority (CHFA) may allocate tax credits in an aggregate amount up to $5 million annually. The bill increases the annual aggregate cap to $10 million for the years beginning on January 1, 2020, and ending on December 31, 2024.


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



Status
3/8/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
3/21/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/12/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/15/2019 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/16/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/16/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/23/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/24/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/26/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/13/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/13/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/13/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/16/2019 Signed by Governor
5/17/2019 Governor Signed

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-03-08


BILL HB19-1230

Concerning marijuana hospitality establishments, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Short Title: Marijuana Hospitality Establishments
Sponsors: J. Singer | J. Melton / V. Marble | J. Gonzales

If approval is received by both the state and local licensing authorities, the bill authorizes marijuana hospitality spaces in which marijuana may be consumed on site and retail marijuana hospitality and sales establishments in which retail marijuana, retail marijuana concentrate, and retail marijuana products may be sold and consumed on site in the establishment's hospitality space.

The bill establishes requirements and prohibitions for the new hospitality spaces and requires the state licensing authority to promulgate rules governing the new hospitality licenses and spaces.

The bill makes smoking marijuana in the hospitality spaces an exception to the "Colorado Clean Air Act" and makes conforming amendments.


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



Status
3/8/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
3/27/2019 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Finance
4/8/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/16/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/17/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/18/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/25/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/26/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/29/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/30/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/1/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/2/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-03-08

Amendments


BILL HB19-1234

Concerning allowing delivery of regulated marijuana by regulated marijuana sellers, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Short Title: Regulated Marijuana Delivery
Sponsors: A. Valdez | J. Singer / J. Gonzales | V. Marble

The bill creates marijuana delivery permits for licensed medical marijuana centers and transporters and licensed retail marijuana stores and transporters that allow the centers, stores, and transporters to deliver medical marijuana, medical marijuana-infused products, retail marijuana, and retail marijuana products to customers. The bill gives the state licensing authority rule-making authority over the permit and delivery system. The bill specifies that a permit is valid for one year and may be renewed with the associated license. A one-dollar surcharge is assessed on each delivery, and that money is remitted to the municipality where the center or store is located, or to the county if the center or store is in an unincorporated area, for local law enforcement costs related to marijuana enforcement. Deliveries are limited to one per day, limited to private residences, and may not be made to college campuses. The bill provides protection against criminal prosecution for those making the deliveries. Delivery is only allowed in a jurisdiction if that jurisdiction has voted to allow delivery either by referendum or by the governing board of the jurisdiction. Medical marijuana delivery permitting for medical marijuana centers begins on January 2, 2020, and medical marijuana delivery permitting for medical marijuana transporters, and all retail marijuana delivery permitting, begins on January 2, 2021.

The bill requires responsible vendor training programs to include marijuana delivery training.

The bill appropriates $390,152 to the department of revenue from the marijuana cash fund. $349,450 is for marijuana enforcement including an additional 3.6 FTE; $35,752 is for legal services; and $4,950 is for vehicle lease payments.


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



Status
3/12/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
3/27/2019 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
4/2/2019 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Finance
4/8/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/16/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/17/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/18/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/25/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/26/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/29/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/30/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-03-12

Amendments


BILL HB19-1283

concerning insurance policies, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Short Title: Disclosure Of Insurance Liability Coverage
Sponsors: D. Roberts / R. Rodriguez

The bill requires an insurer that provides or may provide commercial automobile or personal automobile liability insurance coverage to pay all or a portion of a pending or prospective claim to provide to a claimant via mail, facsimile, or electronic delivery, within 30 calendar days after receiving a written request from the claimant, a statement setting forth the following information with regard to each known policy of insurance of the named insured, including excess or umbrella insurance:

An insured party, upon written request of a claimant or a claimant's attorney, shall disclose to the claimant or claimant's attorney the name and coverage of each known insurer of the insured party.

An insurer that violates the disclosure requirement is liable to the requesting claimant for damages in an amount of $100 per day, beginning on and including the thirty-first day following the receipt of the claimant's written request. The penalty accrues until the insurer provides the information required. An insurer who fails to make a required disclosure is also responsible for attorney fees and costs incurred by a claimant in enforcing the penalty.

The claimant and any attorney of the claimant shall not disclose the disclosed information to any party; except that the claimant and an attorney of the claimant may discuss the information with the claimant's insurer.

The bill makes an appropriation.


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



Status
3/28/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/9/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/18/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/18/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/19/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/22/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/25/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/26/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/27/2019 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2019 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/30/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/22/2019 Governor Signed

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-03-29

Amendments


BILL HB19-1289

Concerning the creation of additional protections in the Colorado consumer code, and, in connection therewith, enabling enforcement of the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act" for reckless acts.

Short Title: Consumer Protection Act
Sponsors: M. Weissman / M. Foote | J. Gonzales

The bill:



Status
3/29/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/9/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/15/2019 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/16/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/16/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/24/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/26/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/30/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/1/2019 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/2/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/3/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/23/2019 Signed by Governor

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-03-29

Amendments


BILL HB19-1319

Concerning incentives to assist land developers in providing affordable housing statewide, and, in connection therewith, identifying nondeveloped land owned by the state that could be developed for affordable housing purposes and making modifications to the administration of an existing property tax exemption that applies to certain affordable housing developments.

Short Title: Incentives Developers Facilitate Affordable Housing
Sponsors: S. Bird | H. McKean / F. Winter | D. Hisey

Not later than October 15, 2019, section 2 of the bill requires each state agency and state institution of higher education to submit to the capital development committee (committee) a list of all nondeveloped real property owned by or under the control of the agency or institution. The bill defines "nondeveloped real property" to mean unimproved real property that is not otherwise protected for or dedicated to another use such as an access or a conservation easement.

Not later than October 15 of each year thereafter, the bill requires each agency or institution to submit to the committee any additions or deletions to the list identifying any nondeveloped real property the agency has acquired or disposed of during the preceding state fiscal year. The committee is required to include this information in an annual report published on the website of the general assembly. The division of housing within the department of local affairs (division) is required to provide a link to the report on the division's website. The bill exempts the division of parks and wildlife in the department of natural resources from these requirements.

On a page on the website maintained by the department of local affairs that is dedicated to the division, section 3 requires the division to provide a link to the annual report that includes information on nondeveloped real property owned by or under the control of each state agency or institution of higher education. Not later than once annually by December 31 of each year, the division is required to update this link.

Under current law, certain property is exempt from the levy and collection of the real property tax if the property is owned by:

The statutory provisions that allow for the property tax exemption for a partnership satisfying the requirements of the exemption do not apply if, during a specified compliance period, the partnership which owns the residential structure distributes income or has income available for distribution to its partners or if the residential structure is sold or otherwise disposed of during the compliance period. If the property tax administrator (administrator) determines that income has been distributed or has been available for distribution or the residential property has been sold or otherwise disposed of, the administrator is required to revoke the property tax exemption for the residential property and to levy and collect property tax against the residential property, which would have otherwise been levied and collected from the date on which the exemption was initially granted plus all delinquent interest as provided for by law.

Under section 4 , for property tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2019, if the administrator determines that income has been distributed or has been available for distribution or the residential property has been sold or otherwise disposed of, the administrator is required to either revoke the property tax exemption for the residential property as of the date income becomes available for distribution or terminate the exemption as of the date the property is transferred. Under the bill, the administrator is no longer required in such circumstances to levy and collect property taxes that otherwise would have been levied and collected.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)



Status
4/8/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/15/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Legislative Council
4/18/2019 House Committee on Legislative Council Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/22/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/22/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/26/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/30/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/14/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/14/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/14/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/16/2019 Signed by Governor
5/17/2019 Governor Signed

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-04-08

Amendments


BILL HB19-1322

Concerning the use of money from certain state funds to expand the supply of affordable housing statewide.

Short Title: Expand Supply Affordable Housing
Sponsors: D. Roberts | P. Will / D. Moreno | D. Coram

Assuming certain conditions are satisfied affecting the state's fiscal situation, section 1 of the bill requires the state treasurer to transfer $30 million commencing with the 2020-21 state fiscal year and through and including the 2022-23 state fiscal year from the unclaimed property trust fund to the division of housing in the department of local affairs (division) to be deposited by the division into the housing development grant fund (housing fund) to finance the uses described in the statute.

For each state fiscal year that a transfer is not made, the bill specifies that the last year in which a transfer may be made is extended for an additional state fiscal year. The bill prohibits any transfer permitted from being made in more than 3 total state fiscal years.

Section 2 makes updates that are technical in nature to statutory provisions governing the division.

In addition to the other sources of money to be deposited into the housing fund, section 3 specifies that the housing fund also consists of money transferred by the state treasurer from the unclaimed property trust fund to the division to be deposited into the housing fund to supplement existing money in such fund to be expended for any of the purposes specified in the bill. This section also expands the source of money that may be deposited into the housing fund.

Subject to the limitation on the percentage of money appropriated from the housing fund that may be expended for the administrative costs of the division in administering the housing fund, the bill authorizes the division to expend money from the housing fund to hire and employ individuals in order to fulfill the purposes of the bill.


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



Status
4/12/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/17/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/25/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/25/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/26/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/29/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/30/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/2/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/16/2019 Signed by Governor
5/17/2019 Governor Signed

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-04-13

Amendments


BILL SB19-004
Position: Monitor

Concerning measures to address the high costs of health insurance in the state, and, in connection therewith, modifying the health care coverage cooperatives laws to include consumer protections and allow consumers to collectively negotiate rates directly with providers.

Short Title: Address High-cost Health Insurance Pilot Program
Sponsors: K. Donovan / D. Roberts | J. McCluskie

The bill modernizes laws authorizing health care cooperatives in the state to incorporate consumer protections such as coverage for preexisting conditions and to encourage consumers to help control health care costs by negotiating rates on a collective basis directly with providers.


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



Status
1/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/13/2019 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/29/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/2/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/3/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/3/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Rural Affairs & Agriculture
4/11/2019 House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/16/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/16/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - No Amendments
4/17/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/2/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/2/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/2/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2019 Signed by Governor

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-01-04

Amendments


BILL SB19-011
Position: Monitor

Concerning the conversion of certain fermented malt beverage licenses issued under the "Colorado Beer Code" to malt liquor licenses issued under the "Colorado Liquor Code".

Short Title: Fermented Malt Beverage And Malt Liquor License
Sponsors: A. Williams | J. Tate / A. Garnett | H. McKean

As of January 1, 2019, fermented malt beverages and malt liquors are defined similarly for purposes of the "Colorado Beer Code" (beer code) and the "Colorado Liquor Code" (liquor code). However, a person who manufacturers, sells at wholesale, or imports both fermented malt beverages and malt liquor must obtain a separate license under each code. The bill removes the dual licensing requirement by:



Status
1/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
1/9/2019 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/14/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/15/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/15/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
1/15/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
1/16/2019 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
1/16/2019 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
1/18/2019 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/22/2019 House Third Reading Laid Over to 01/23/2019 - No Amendments
1/23/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/24/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
1/24/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
1/25/2019 Sent to the Governor
1/31/2019 Governor Signed

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-01-04


BILL SB19-034
Position: Monitor

Concerning a local government's authority to establish standards for the use of environmentally discardable food containers, and, in connection therewith, authorizing a local government to establish standards for the use of ready-to-eat food containers that may be discarded through recycling or composting.

Short Title: Local Government Recycling Standards For Food Containers
Sponsors: D. Moreno / J. Arndt

Currently, state law preempts local governments from restricting or mandating containers for any consumer products. The bill allows a local government to set a standard for a retail food establishment's use of ready-to-eat food containers that may be discarded through recycling or composting.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



Status
1/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
4/9/2019 Senate Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-01-04


BILL SB19-051
Position: Monitor

Concerning the dedication of additional general fund money to fund transportation needs.

Short Title: Increase General Fund Funding For Transportation
Sponsors: R. Scott | J. Cooke

Current law, enacted in Senate Bill 18-001, requires the state treasurer to transfer, on July 1, 2019, a total amount of $150 million from the general fund to fund transportation needs as follows:

The bill increases the total amount of the July 1, 2019, transfer to $340 million so that the amount of the individual transfer to the multimodal transportation options fund is unchanged and the individual transfers to the state highway fund and the highway users tax fund are increased to the following amounts:



Status
1/8/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy + Appropriations
4/23/2019 Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
4/25/2019 Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-01-08


BILL SB19-056
Position: Monitor

Concerning the ability of private employers to give preference to veterans when making certain employment decisions.

Short Title: Veterans Employment Preference By Private Employer
Sponsors: D. Hisey / T. Carver

The bill allows private employers to give preference to veterans of the armed forces or the National Guard when hiring, promoting, and retaining employees as long as the veterans are as qualified as other individuals. The bill clarifies that employers who adopt a program that gives preferences to veterans are not committing a discriminatory or unfair labor practice.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



Status
1/10/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/30/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-01-10


BILL SB19-085
Position: Monitor/Oppose

Concerning the creation of the "Equal Pay for Equal Work Act" in order to implement measures to prevent pay disparities.

Short Title: Equal Pay For Equal Work Act
Sponsors: J. Danielson | B. Pettersen / J. Buckner | S. Gonzales-Gutierrez

The bill removes the authority of the director of the division of labor standards and statistics in the department of labor and employment (director) to enforce wage discrimination complaints based on an employee's sex and instead permits an aggrieved person to bring a civil action in district court to pursue remedies specified in the bill.

The bill allows exceptions to the prohibition against a wage differential based on sex if the employer demonstrates that a wage differential is based upon one or more factors, including:

The bill prohibits an employer from:

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


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



Status
1/17/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/20/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/29/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/2/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/3/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/4/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
4/17/2019 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/23/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/23/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/26/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/27/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/30/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/13/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/13/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/13/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/22/2019 Signed by Governor

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-01-17

Amendments


BILL SB19-130
Position: Monitor

Concerning sales tax administration, and, in connection therewith, simplifying the collection of sales tax by retailers without physical presence and reversing the department of revenue's destination sourcing rule for Colorado retailers.

Short Title: Sales Tax Administration
Sponsors: B. Gardner / J. Rich | C. Larson

The United States Supreme Court, on June 21, 2018, decided South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., et al. , overruling 2 previous United States Supreme Court cases that stood for the rule that a state could not require an out-of-state retailer to collect sales tax if the retailer lacked physical presence in the state. Because of the Wayfair decision, states can require retailers without physical presence in the state to collect sales tax on purchases made by in-state customers so long as the sales tax system in the state is not too burdensome for the out-of-state retailer. The bill simplifies the state sales tax system for retailers without physical presence by:

The bill allows local taxing jurisdictions governed by a home rule charter to opt in by passing an ordinance, resolution, or accepting the state's administration and distribution of its local sales tax on sales made by retailers without physical presence that is collected and remitted by such sellers in accordance with the bill.


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



Status
2/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/12/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Committee Vote - Final Action Failed
2/12/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-02-05


BILL SB19-138
Position: Monitor

Concerning bonding requirements for contractors that are a party to certain public-private initiatives.

Short Title: Bond Requirements For Public Projects Using Private Financing
Sponsors: F. Winter | K. Priola / S. Bird

Under current law, when a person, company, firm, corporation, or contractor (contractor) enters into a contract with a county, municipality, school district, or, in some instances, any other political subdivision of the state to perform work in connection with a project that has specified characteristics, the contractor is required to execute performance bonds and payment bonds.

The bill specifies that some of these bonding requirements apply to certain construction contracts situated or located on publicly owned property using public or private money or public or private financing.


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



Status
2/12/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/28/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/5/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/6/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/8/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
3/21/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/25/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/26/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/27/2019 - No Amendments
3/28/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/29/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/1/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/9/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/10/2019 Sent to the Governor
4/10/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/16/2019 Governor Signed

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-02-12

Amendments


BILL SB19-141
Position: Actively Monitor

Concerning the authority to create an entertainment district, and, in connection therewith, authorizing an entertainment district within a county or city and county and permitting an optional premises to be included in an entertainment district.

Short Title: Entertainment Districts Counties Optional Premises
Sponsors: K. Donovan / D. Roberts

Current law permits an entertainment district in an area located within a municipality and allows specified types of premises licensed to serve alcohol for consumption on the premises to be included in the entertainment district.

The bill allows an entertainment district to be formed in an area located within a city and county or within an unincorporated area of a county and adds optional premises licensees to the list of licensed premises permitted to attach to an entertainment district.


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



Status
2/15/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
3/5/2019 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/8/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/11/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/12/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
3/26/2019 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/29/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/1/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/24/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/24/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/25/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2019 Signed by Governor

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-02-15

Amendments


BILL SB19-142
Position: Monitor

Concerning the exclusion of hard cider from the "Colorado Wine Industry Development Act", and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Short Title: Hard Cider Exemption Wine Industry Development Act
Sponsors: K. Donovan / J. McCluskie

The bill:



Status
2/15/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/6/2019 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/12/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/12/2019 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/15/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/16/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
4/24/2019 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/26/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/27/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/29/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/10/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-02-15

Amendments


BILL SB19-188

Concerning the creation of a family and medical leave insurance program, and, in connection therewith, creating an implementation plan for a family and medical leave insurance program and making an appropriation.

Short Title: FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program
Sponsors: F. Winter | A. Williams / M. Gray | M. Duran

The bill creates a study of the implementation of a paid family and medical leave program in the state by:



Status
3/7/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/13/2019 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Finance
4/9/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/16/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/22/2019 - No Amendments
4/22/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/24/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/25/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2019 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
4/25/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/26/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/29/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/29/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/30/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/1/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Pass
5/1/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Reconsider
5/15/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/15/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2019 Sent to the Governor

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-03-07

Amendments


BILL SB19-224

Concerning the continuation of the regulated marijuana programs, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2018 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies and making an appropriation.

Short Title: Sunset Regulated Marijuana
Sponsors: J. Gonzales | S. Fenberg / L. Herod | K. Van Winkle

Sunset Process - Senate Finance Committee. Sections 1 to 44 of the bill make changes to the retail and medical marijuana codes and continue those codes until 2028 with a sunset review prior to 2028. The bill requires industrial hemp that is used in medical marijuana-infused products or retail marijuana products to be tested prior to manufacturing the product. The bill allows retail marijuana stores to sell industrial hemp consumables. The bill requires the state licensing authority to adopt equivalency standards for medical marijuana products and concentrate by July 1, 2020.

Under current law, there is an exception to the "Colorado Food and Drug Act" for medical marijuana but not one for retail marijuana. The bill repeals the exception for medical marijuana.

The bill streamlines the statutes related to license renewal by:

Under current law, there are 2 separate licenses related to research: A research and development license and the research and development cultivation license. The bill merges the 2 licenses into one.

Current law allows medical research facilities and pesticide manufacturers to obtain medical marijuana without a license. The bill repeals that provision.

The bill gives the state licensing authorities the ability to seek injunctive relief and investigatory subpoenas from district courts.

Under current law, there is a broad grant of confidentiality to records and information related to licensees. The bill provides similar protections to applicants, patients, and customers. The bill also makes the following information that was confidential available to the public: Final agency actions, testing records on an aggregated and de-identified basis, applicant and licensee demographic information on an aggregated and de-identified basis, and enforcement forms and compliance checklists.

In both the medical marijuana code and the retail marijuana code, there are unlawful acts sections that create criminal violations, but the provisions in the 2 codes are not the same. The bill makes the unlawful acts consistent.

The bill makes it an unlawful act to engage in a regulated marijuana business without the proper license and to adulterate or alter samples of marijuana or marijuana products to circumvent testing requirements.

Under current law, a person is prohibited from being licensed if the person discharged a sentence for a felony within 5 years of applying for licensure or discharged a drug felony conviction within 10 years of applying for licensure. The bill changes the law so a person is prohibited from licensure if the person was convicted of a felony within 3 years of applying for licensure or is currently serving a sentence for a felony or a deferred judgment or sentence.

The bill creates the following new categories of ownership: Controlling beneficial owner, passive beneficial owner, and indirect financial interest holder.

Under current law, a patient who has submitted an application to be on the registry but has not received a patient card must present a copy of the application and a certified mail return receipt when purchasing medical marijuana at a center. The bill repeals the requirement for a certified mail return receipt and requires proof of application.

Under current law, all fine revenue in the medical marijuana and retail marijuana programs goes to the marijuana cash fund. Generally, state fine revenue is credited to the general fund. The bill directs all fine revenue to the general fund.

The bill directs the state licensing authorities to track information on license disqualifications based on criminal history.

The bill makes technical changes and repeals obsolete provisions.

Sections 45 and 47 of the bill combine the laws for regulated medical marijuana and retail marijuana, currently separate articles in title 44, into one article in title 44.

Sections 48 to 76 of the bill make conforming amendments.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



Status
3/29/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/9/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/16/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/19/2019 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/22/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/22/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/24/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/26/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/29/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/29/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/30/2019 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/1/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-03-29

Amendments


BILL SB19-225

Concerning the ability of local governments to stabilize rents on private residential property.

Short Title: Authorize Local Governments To Stabilize Rent
Sponsors: J. Gonzales | R. Rodriguez / S. Lontine | S. Gonzales-Gutierrez

The bill repeals existing statutory language prohibiting counties or municipalities (local governments) from enacting any ordinance or resolution that would control rent on either private residential property or a private residential housing unit (collectively, private residential property). The bill authorizes local governments to enact and enforce any ordinance, resolution, agreement, deed restriction, or other measure that would stabilize rent on private residential property.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



Status
4/1/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/15/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/19/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/26/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/29/2019 - No Amendments
4/30/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/02/2019 - No Amendments

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-04-02

Amendments


BILL SB19-226

Concerning the ability of county governments to establish voluntary housing agreement programs in the unincorporated areas of a county.

Short Title: Voluntary Housing Agreements Unincorporated Areas
Sponsors: F. Winter / Y. Caraveo

The bill authorizes the board of county commissioners of any county, by duly enacted ordinances, resolutions, or other forms of binding law, to establish and create a program that implements voluntary housing agreements within an unincorporated area of the county. The bill defines "voluntary housing agreement program" to mean a program adopted by a county government that enables agreements between the county and a developer that increase the supply of housing stock within the county that is priced as affordable for low- and moderate-income households.

Nothing in the bill is intended to challenge or affect the legal status of any such program implemented and in effect prior to the effective date of the bill.


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



Status
4/1/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
4/9/2019 Senate Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-04-02


BILL SB19-237

Concerning amending the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act" to clarify the damages for which plaintiffs are eligible.

Short Title: Consumer Protection Act Damages
Sponsors: R. Rodriguez / D. Roberts

The bill amends the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act" (act) to clarify that a plaintiff in an individual action may be awarded damages equal to the sum of $500 per violation.

The bill also amends the act to clarify that, under the act, a class action may be brought and damages may awarded to the class.


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



Status
4/9/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/25/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/29/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/30/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
5/3/2019 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2019-04-09