ALL Construction Bills

HB19-1008 Include Career And Technical Education In Building Excellent Schools Today Program 
Comment: 1/16
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp | C. Larson / N. Todd | P. Lundeen
Summary:

The bill amends the "Building Excellent Schools Today Act" to allow the public school capital construction assistance board (board) to provide grants to support career and technical education capital construction, which is defined as:

  • New construction or retrofitting of public school facilities for certain career and technical education programs; and
  • Equipment necessary for individual student learning and classroom instruction, including equipment that provides access to instructional materials or that is necessary for professional use by a classroom teacher.

The bill requires the board to report annually to the capital development committee and to the education and finance committees of the house of representatives and the senate, or to any successor committees, concerning the issuance and denial of career and technical education capital construction grants during the preceding year.


(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 Education
1/15/2019 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
1/18/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over to 01/25/2019 - No Amendments
1/25/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
1/28/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/29/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/13/2019 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/19/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/20/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/27/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/27/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/28/2019 Sent to the Governor
3/7/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-01-04

HB19-1012 DPA Department Of Personnel Flexible Administration Of Controlled Maintenance Payments 
Comment: Skip
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: S. Beckman | A. Valdez / R. Fields
Summary:

Capital Development Committee. The bill grants the state architect, through the executive director of the department of personnel, flexibility in administering the payment of certain controlled maintenance projects from the proceeds of the lease-purchase agreements executed as required by Senate Bill 17-267.
(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 Finance
1/14/2019 House Committee on Finance 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
1/23/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/19/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/22/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/1/2019 Sent to the Governor
3/1/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/1/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/11/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-01-04

HB19-1025 Limits On Job Applicant Criminal History Inquiries 
Comment: Skip
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Melton | L. Herod / M. Foote | R. Rodriguez
Summary:

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

  • Advertising that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position;
  • Placing a statement in an employment application that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position; or
  • Inquiring about an applicant's criminal history on an initial application.

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 law prohibits a person who has a particular criminal history from being employed in a particular job;
  • The employer is participating in a program to encourage employment of people with criminal histories; or
  • The employer is required by law to conduct a criminal history record check for the particular position.

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
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-01-04

HB19-1035 Remove Fee Cap Electrical Inspection Local Government Higher Education 
Comment: 1/16
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Rich | D. Roberts / R. Woodward | J. Ginal
Summary:

Current law prohibits local governments and state institutions of higher education from charging more than 15% more than the state charges to perform an inspection of electrical work and limits the fee for a permit for a hot water heater load control device to no more than $10. The bill deletes this $10 cap, specifies that the 15% cap relates to fees as they existed on January 1, 2014, and subjects the permit fee to the adjusted 15% cap.


(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 Transportation & Local Government
1/23/2019 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
1/28/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
1/29/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over to 01/31/2019 - No Amendments
1/30/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
1/31/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/4/2019 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 Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/20/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/20/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over to 03/22/2019
3/22/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
3/22/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/1/2019 Sent to the Governor
4/1/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/1/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/10/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-01-04

HB19-1040 Professional Land Surveyors Continuing Education 
Comment: 1/16
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Valdez / K. Donovan | D. Coram
Summary:

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


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

Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
1/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
1/30/2019 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-01-04

HB19-1055 Public School Cap Construction Financial Assistance 
Comment: 1/16
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: S. Bird / R. Zenzinger
Summary:

Current law requires the greater of the first $40 million of state retail marijuana excise tax revenue or 90% of the revenue to be credited to the public school capital construction assistance fund (assistance fund) and limits the maximum total amount of annual lease payments payable by the state under the terms of all outstanding lease-purchase agreements entered into as authorized by the "Building Excellent Schools Today Act" (BEST) to $100 million. Beginning July 1, 2019, the bill:

  • Requires all state retail marijuana excise tax revenue to be credited to the assistance fund;
  • Increases the maximum total amount of BEST annual lease payments to $105 million for state fiscal year 2019-20 and to $110 million for state fiscal year 2020-21 and each state fiscal year thereafter;
  • Changes the percentage of the state retail marijuana excise tax revenue credited to the assistance fund that is further credited to the charter school facilities assistance account of the assistance fund for distribution to charter schools from 12.5% to a percentage equal to the percentage of students included in the statewide funded pupil count who were enrolled in charter schools for the prior school year; and
  • Changes the total amount of money annually appropriated from the state education fund for charter school capital construction from a flat amount of $20 million per year to $20 million per year annually adjusted for changes in the percentage of students included in the statewide funded pupil count who are enrolled in charter schools.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Finance
2/7/2019 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Finance
3/4/2019 House Committee on Finance 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
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-01-04

HB19-1074 Daylight Saving Time Exemption 
Comment: 1/16
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: K. Ransom | P. Buck
Summary:

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 Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-01-11

HB19-1086 Plumbing Inspections Ensure Compliance 
Comment: 2/6 -- Reconsider position on 3/20
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: M. Duran / B. Pettersen
Summary:

Current law allows the state plumbing board to require licensees to demonstrate competency before reinstatement of an expired license. Section 1 of the bill expands the competency requirement to registrants.

To reinstate a license or registration that has been expired for 2 or more years, a person must demonstrate competency by:

  • Providing verification of a license in good standing from another state and proof of active practice in that state for the year previous to the date of receipt of the reinstatement application;
  • Satisfactorily passing the state plumbing examination; or
  • Any other means approved by the board.

To reinstate a license or registration that has been expired for less than two years (other than the first renewal or reinstatement of a license for which, as a condition of issuance, the applicant successfully completed a licensing examination), a person must have completed 8 hours of continuing education for every 12 months that have passed after the later of the last date of renewal or reinstatement.

The board is required to adopt rules establishing continuing education requirements and standards.

Section 2 requires state plumbing inspectors or plumbing inspectors employed by the state, an incorporated town or city, county, city and county, or qualified state institution of higher education (entity) to conduct a contemporaneous review of each plumbing project inspected to ensure compliance with the plumbing law, including specifically licensure and apprentice requirements. However, each entity need not perform a contemporaneous review for each inspection of a project. Each entity shall develop standard procedures to advise inspectors on how to conduct a contemporaneous review. Each entity must post its standard procedures on its public website and provide the director of the division of professions and occupations within the department of regulatory agencies with a link to the web page on which the standard procedures have been posted or, if the entity does not have a website, provide its current procedures to the director for posting on the board's website.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/14/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
1/14/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
3/6/2019 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/8/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/11/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/13/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/20/2019 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/25/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/28/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/29/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/1/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/5/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/8/2019 Sent to the Governor
4/8/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-01-14

HB19-1096 Colorado Right To Rest 
Comment: 2/6
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Melton
Summary:

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 Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-01-14

HB19-1107 Employment Support Job Retention Services Program 
Comment: 2/6
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Coleman / R. Fields | K. Priola
Summary:

The bill creates the employment support and job retention services program (program) within the division of employment and training (division) in the department of labor and employment (department) to provide emergency employment support and job retention services to eligible individuals in the state. The bill requires the director of the division (director) to contract with an entity to administer the program to provide reimbursement for employment support and job retention services provided to eligible individuals statewide. In order to be eligible for services for which a service provider may be reimbursed under the program, an individual must be 16 years of age or older, be eligible to work in the United States, have a household income that is at or below the federal poverty line, and be underemployed or unemployed and actively involved in employment preparation, job training, employment pursuit, or job retention activities. The director is required to establish procedures and guidelines to implement and set parameters for the operation of the program.

The general assembly is required to appropriate money annually to the employment support and job retention services cash fund created in the bill for allocation to the division to implement and operate the program. The department is authorized to accept gifts, grants, and donations for the implementation and operation of the program. The program is repealed, effective September 30, 2022.


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

Status: 1/14/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor + Appropriations
1/14/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor + Appropriations
1/30/2019 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to Appropriations
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-01-14

HB19-1117 Regulation Of Professions And Occupations Reform 
Comment:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: S. Sandridge
Summary:

Current law requires the department of regulatory agencies to analyze whether to begin or continue the regulation of a profession or occupation based on several factors. The bill elaborates on these factors and requires the department to find a present, significant, and substantiated harm to consumers before recommending regulation. The bill further requires the department to recommend only the least restrictive regulation necessary to address the harm and sets guidelines for recommended regulation.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/16/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor + Appropriations
1/16/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor + Appropriations
2/13/2019 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-01-16

HB19-1121 Fifth-year High School & ASCENT Program Students 
Comment: 2/6
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. McCluskie | D. Roberts
Summary:

Current law allows a school district to include in its pupil enrollment students who were enrolled in a school that was designated as an early college before June 6, 2018, and who, after completing 4 years of high school, enroll for the 2018-19 or 2019-20 budget year in postsecondary courses. The bill extends this authority for one year to include students who enroll in postsecondary courses for the 2020-21 budget year.

Under current law, the department of education (department) designates as ASCENT program participants qualified students who meet specified criteria. Beginning in the 2021-22 budget year, the bill directs the department to first designate from among the qualified students who meet the existing criteria each qualified student who meets additional criteria that indicate the student is likely to complete a high-demand postsecondary certificate or degree during the ASCENT program year. The concurrent enrollment advisory board must consult with several departments, the governing boards of state higher education institutions, and local education providers to develop guidelines for implementing the prioritization requirement.


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

Status: 1/16/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
2/12/2019 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-01-16

HB19-1170 Residential Tenants Health And Safety Act 
Comment:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Jackson | M. Weissman / A. Williams | J. Bridges
Summary:

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 residential premises is uninhabitable or otherwise unfit for human habitation;
  • The residential premises is in a condition that is materially dangerous or hazardous to the tenant's life, health, or safety; and
  • The landlord has received written notice of the condition and failed to cure the problem within a reasonable time.

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

  • Uninhabitable or otherwise unfit for human habitation or in a condition that is materially dangerous or hazardous to the tenant's life, health, or safety; and
  • The landlord has received reasonably complete written or electronic notice of the condition and failed to commence remedial action by employing reasonable efforts within:
  • 24 hours, where the condition is materially dangerous or hazardous to the tenant's life, health, or safety; or
  • 72 hours, where the premises is uninhabitable or otherwise unfit for human habitation.

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 premises lacks functioning appliances that conformed to applicable law at the time of installation and that are maintained in good working order; or
  • There is mold that is associated with dampness, or there is any other condition causing the premises to be damp, which condition, if not remedied, would materially interfere with the health or safety of the tenant.

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:

  • States that if a tenant gives a landlord notice of a condition that is imminently hazardous to life, health, or safety the landlord, at the request of the tenant, shall move the tenant to a comparable dwelling unit, as selected by the landlord, at no expense or cost to the tenant, or to a hotel room, as selected by the landlord, at no expense or cost to the tenant.
  • Allows a tenant who satisfies certain conditions to deduct from one or more rent payments the cost to repair or remedy a condition causing a breach;
  • Repeals the requirement that a tenant notify a local government before seeking an injunction for a breach;
  • Repeals provisions that allow a rental agreement to require a tenant to assume certain responsibilities concerning conditions and characteristics of a premises;
  • Creates an exception for single-family residence premises for which a landlord does not receive a subsidy from any governmental source, by which exception a landlord and tenant may agree in writing that the tenant is to perform specific repairs, maintenance tasks, alterations, and remodeling, subject to certain requirements:
  • Prohibits a landlord from retaliating against a tenant in response to the tenant having made a good-faith complaint to the landlord or to a governmental agency alleging a condition that renders the premises uninhabitable or any condition that materially interferes with the health or safety of the tenant; and
  • Repeals certain presumptions and specifies monetary damages that may be available to a tenant against whom a landlord retaliates.

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
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-02-05

HB19-1200 Reclaimed Domestic Wastewater Point Of Compliance 
Comment: 3/6
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Arndt / J. Bridges | D. Coram
Summary:

In 2018, the general assembly authorized the use of reclaimed domestic wastewater for irrigation of food crops and industrial hemp and for toilet flushing if, at the point of compliance in the water treatment process, the reclaimed domestic wastewater met certain water quality standards.

The bill authorizes the water quality control commission (commission) to adopt rules requiring a point of compliance for disinfection residual related to the treatment process for reclaimed domestic wastewater used for toilet flushing within a building where the general public can access the plumbing fixtures used to deliver the reclaimed domestic wastewater. If the commission adopts the rules, the rules must establish a point of compliance for disinfection residual at a single location between where reclaimed domestic wastewater is delivered to the occupied premises and before the water is distributed for use in the occupied premises.


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

Status: 2/20/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Rural Affairs & Agriculture
3/4/2019 House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/7/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/8/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/11/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
3/14/2019 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/19/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/20/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/27/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/28/2019 Sent to the Governor
3/28/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/4/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-02-21

HB19-1210 Local Government Minimum Wage 
Comment: 3/6
Position: Amend
Calendar Notification: Monday, April 22 2019
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(1) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: J. Melton | R. Galindo / J. Danielson | D. Moreno
Summary:

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
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-02-25

HB19-1212 Recreate Homeowners' Association Community Manager Licensing 
Comment: Skip
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: B. Titone | M. Duran / R. Fields
Summary:

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:

  • Allowing certain ministerial functions to be delegated to unlicensed persons while maintaining the license requirement for higher-level management functions such as the conduct of board meetings, handling of money, and negotiation of maintenance contracts. The director is authorized to adopt rules further clarifying these distinctions if necessary.
  • Scaling back the amount of, and circumstances in which, direct supervision of an apprentice is required; specifying that a supervising manager is accountable for the actions of an apprentice; and giving the director authority to adopt rules governing supervision of apprentices; and
  • Removing the automatic acceptance of certain private credentials as qualifications for licensure and substituting a requirement that the director specify the acceptable credentials by rule.

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, 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, contingent on the passage of House Bill 19-1172.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-02-25

HB19-1213 Urban Drainage Flood Control District Director Compensation 
Comment: Skip
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: B. Titone / K. Priola
Summary:

A member of a board of directors of an urban drainage and flood control district is currently limited to receiving $1,200 per year as compensation, not to exceed $75 per meeting attended. The bill changes these maximum amounts to be the same as the amounts allowed for directors of special districts generally, which is currently specified in statute as $2,400 per year, not to exceed $100 per meeting.


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

Status: 2/26/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
3/14/2019 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/19/2019 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/20/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/25/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
4/2/2019 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/5/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/8/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-02-26

HB19-1214 Joint Budget Committee Requirement To Recommend Capital Financing Methods 
Comment: 3/6
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: C. Hansen / B. Rankin
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The bill repeals a requirement that the joint budget committee develop and make recommendations concerning new methods of financing the state's ongoing capital construction, capital renewal, and controlled maintenance needs.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 2/27/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
3/15/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/15/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/18/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/19/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/20/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
4/9/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/10/2019 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/11/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-02-27

HB19-1227 Prevailing Wage Working Group In Department of Personnel and Administration 
Comment: March 20.
Position: Amend
Calendar Notification: Monday, April 22 2019
SENATE BUSINESS, LABOR, AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
1:30 PM SCR 354
(1) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: A. Benavidez / P. Lee
Summary:

The bill requires the executive director of the department of personnel or his or her designee, in coordination with the executive director of the department of labor and employment or his or her designee, to convene a prevailing wage working group to meet during the interim following the first regular session of the seventy-second general assembly to determine the most efficient and appropriate manner in which to implement a prevailing wage requirement for state contracts. The bill specifies the aspects of a potential prevailing wage requirement that the working group is required to consider.

The prevailing wage working group is required to solicit input from subject matter experts during the course of its work and is required to submit to the general assembly its recommendations for the most efficient and appropriate manner in which to implement a prevailing wage requirement for state contracts.


(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 Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/1/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - 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
4/9/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/10/2019 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/11/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/12/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-03-08

HB19-1231 New Appliance Energy And Water Efficiency Standards 
Comment: March 20. For consideration April 3..
Position: Deliberating
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, April 23 2019
SENATE TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY COMMITTEE
2:00 PM SCR 352
(3) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: M. Froelich | C. Kipp / P. Lee | K. Priola
Summary:

The bill updates and adopts standards for water efficiency and energy efficiency that apply to a list of consumer and commercial appliances and other products. The standards are based on state standards, federal Energy Star and WaterSense specifications, and industry standards in most cases or, where a standard is not incorporated by reference, the standard is specified by statute.

The standards apply to new products sold in Colorado and are phased in over a period of 3 years, with general service lamps covered beginning in 2020, air compressors and portable air conditioners covered beginning in 2022, and all other listed products covered beginning in 2021. The bill also keeps in place the water efficiency standards on certain products that were added to the Colorado statutes in 2014. The sale of a noncomplying product after the effective date of the applicable standard is punishable through a civil enforcement action by the attorney general, with penalties of up to $2,000 per violation or, in the case of the sale of a noncomplying product to an elderly person, $10,000 per violation.

The executive director of the department of public health and environment is directed to collect and publish the standards that are incorporated by reference. The executive director is also authorized, but not required, to adopt rules incorporating more recent versions of standards or test methods in order to maintain or improve consistency with other state or federal agency standards, subject to a one-year grace period between adoption and enforcement of any new or amended standards.


(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 Energy & Environment
3/25/2019 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
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 Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/4/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/5/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-03-08

HB19-1236 Workforce Diploma Pilot Program 
Comment: March 20.
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: M. Gray | T. Sullivan / N. Todd
Summary:

The bill creates the workforce diploma pilot program (program) in the department of education (department) to award completion payments to qualified providers for the attainment of certain outcomes achieved by eligible students enrolled in the courses or programs, including earning high school diplomas, course credits, or industry-recognized training certificates. The department shall administer the program.

Based on criteria listed in the bill, the department shall prepare a list of qualified providers. A qualified provider may be a public, nonprofit, or private accredited, degree-granting organization with at least 2 years of experience in providing adult dropout recovery services resulting in an accredited high school diploma, as well as other criteria.

The bill includes performance standards for qualified providers and allows the department to suspend or remove providers from the list of qualified providers for failing to meet those standards.

The bill sets forth the amount of the payments qualified providers receive for each performance goal met by their eligible students.

Qualified providers receiving payments must report certain information to the department. The department shall report to certain committees of the general assembly summarizing the information reported by qualified providers.

The bill repeals the program in 2022.


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

Status: 3/12/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
3/26/2019 House Committee on Education Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
4/9/2019 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-03-12

HB19-1240 Sales And Use Tax Administration 
Comment: April 3.
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp | K. Van Winkle / L. Court | J. Tate
Summary:

The bill:

  • Establishes economic nexus for purposes of retail sales made by retailers without physical presence and specifies that the economic nexus does not apply for sales made by such retailers prior to June 1, 2019;
  • Codifies the department of revenue's destination sourcing rule for state sales tax collection, for sales taxes imposed by any statutory incorporated town, city, or county, and for special districts, but specifies that a small retailer may source its sales to the business' location regardless of where the purchaser receives the tangible personal property or service until a geographic information system provided by the state is online and available for the retailer to determine the taxing jurisdiction in which an address resides;
  • Requires marketplace facilitators to collect and remit sales tax on behalf of marketplace sellers that enter into a contract with a marketplace facilitator that facilitates the sale of the marketplace seller's tangible personal property, commodities, or services through the marketplace facilitator's marketplace and also:
  • Allows marketplace facilitators to retain the vendor fee for the collection and remittance of the sales tax on sales made by marketplace sellers on its marketplace;
  • Provides the marketplace facilitator with audit relief if the marketplace facilitator can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the executive director of the department of revenue that it made a reasonable effort to obtain accurate information regarding the obligation to collect tax from the marketplace seller; and
  • Specifies that the marketplace seller does not have the liabilities, obligations, and rights of a retailer if the marketplace facilitator is required to collect and remit sales tax on its behalf, including licensing, collection, and remittance requirements; and
  • Repeals outdated references to remote sales and remote sellers that were added pursuant to House Bill 13-1295 but are not applicable because Congress never enacted an act that authorizes states to require certain retailers to pay, collect, or remit state or local sales taxes.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 3/12/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor + Finance
3/26/2019 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Finance
4/11/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/18/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended 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
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-03-12

HB19-1252 College Credit For Work Experience 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: T. Geitner | B. McLachlan / P. Lundeen | J. Bridges
Summary:

The bill requires the council created and existing pursuant to section 23-1-108.5 (council) to implement a plan for determining and awarding academic credit for postsecondary education based on past and present work-related experience.

As a part of the plan, the council must also determine how academic credit for postsecondary education will transfer to the extent possible from career and technical education programs and technical certificate programs to state public 2-year and 4-year institutions of higher education.

The council must consult with representatives from state institutions of higher education, representatives of the Colorado work force development council, and representatives from growing industries in implementing the plan.

The bill requires state institutions of higher education to develop plans to evaluate whether postsecondary education was acquired by work experience and to accept and transfer academic credit awarded for work-related experience as courses with guaranteed-transfer designation or as a part of a statewide articulation agreement.

The bill supplements Colorado's student bill of rights to include a provision declaring that the council shall implement a plan to award academic credit for past and present work-related experience.


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

Status: 3/19/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/2/2019 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-03-19

HB19-1257 Voter Approval To Retain Revenue For Ed & Transp 
Comment: April 3.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, April 23 2019
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
2:00 PM SCR 357
(7) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: K. Becker | J. McCluskie / L. Court | K. Priola
Summary:

Beginning with the 2018-19 fiscal year, the bill authorizes the state to annually retain and spend all state revenues in excess of the constitutional limitation on state fiscal year spending that the state would otherwise be required to refund. The bill is a referendum that will be submitted to the voters at the statewide election held on November 5, 2019, and approval of the ballot title at the election constitutes a voter-approved revenue change to the constitutional limitation on state fiscal year spending.

If approved, an amount of money equal to the state revenues retained under this measure is designated as part of the general fund exempt account. The general assembly is required to appropriate or the state treasurer is required to transfer this money to provide funding for:

  • Public schools;
  • Higher education; and
  • Roads, bridges, and transit.

Legislative council staff will be required to specify this retained amount and its associated uses in an annual report that it currently prepares related to revenue retained and spent under referendum C. In addition, the state auditor is required to contract with a private entity to annually conduct a financial audit regarding the use of the money that the state retains and spends under this measure.


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

Status: 3/20/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/1/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/9/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
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
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-03-20

HB19-1258 Allocate Voter-approved Revenue For Education & Transportation 
Comment: April 3.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, April 23 2019
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
2:00 PM SCR 357
(8) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: K. Becker | J. McCluskie / L. Court | K. Priola
Summary:

The bill is contingent on voters approving a related referred measure to annually retain and spend state revenues in excess of the constitutional spending limit. If the measure passes, in years when the state retains and spends revenue under the authority of the measure there will be additional revenue in the general fund exempt account (account). Section 1 of the bill requires 1/3 of this money in the account to be allocated to each of the purposes approved by voters, which are:

  • Public schools;
  • Higher education; and
  • Roads, bridges, and transit.

The general assembly is required to appropriate the money for public schools and higher education for the state fiscal year after the state retains the revenue under the authority of the voter-approved revenue change, with an exception for the state fiscal year 2018-19. The money appropriated for public schools must be distributed on a per pupil basis and used by public schools only for nonrecurring expenses for the purpose of improving classrooms, and it may not be used as part of a district reserve.

The state treasurer is required to transfer the remaining 1/3 of the money to the highway users tax fund (HUTF) after the state treasurer receives a report certifying the state's TABOR revenues (report). Section 3 clarifies that the report must include the money that the state keeps and spends as a result of the 2019 measure, and that this amount must be reported separately from the referendum C money in the account.

Under section 4 the money the state treasurer transfers to the HUTF is allocated 60% to the state highway fund, 22% to counties, and 18% to cities and incorporated towns. Under section 5 no more than 90% of the money allocated to the state highway fund may be expended for highway purposes or highway-related capital improvements and at least 10% must be expended for transit purposes or for transit-related capital improvements.

Section 2 includes a conforming amendment to ensure that the allocation for the referendum C money does not apply to any new revenue in the account as a result of the 2019 voter approval.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 3/20/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/1/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/9/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended 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 Finance
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-03-20

HB19-1260 Building Energy Codes 
Comment: April 3.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, April 23 2019
SENATE TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY COMMITTEE
2:00 PM SCR 352
(5) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: C. Kipp | A. Valdez / F. Winter | K. Priola
Summary:

The bill requires local jurisdictions to adopt one of the 3 most recent versions of the international energy conservation code at a minimum, upon updating any other building code, and encourages local jurisdictions to update the Colorado energy office on any changes to the jurisdictions' building and energy codes.


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

Status: 3/20/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
4/11/2019 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/16/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/17/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/17/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-03-20

HB19-1267 Penalties For Failure To Pay Wages 
Comment: April 3.
Position: Amend
Calendar Notification: Monday, April 22 2019
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS - CONSENT CALENDAR
(1) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: J. Singer | M. Froelich / J. Danielson | R. Rodriguez
Summary:

Under existing law, an employer who willfully refuses to pay a wage claim, or falsely denies the amount of a wage claim, or the validity thereof, or that the same is due, with intent to secure any discount or underpayment of such unpaid wage or with intent to annoy, harass, oppress, hinder, delay, or defraud the person who is owed wages (wage theft), is guilty of a misdemeanor.

The bill prohibits wage theft with the intent to coerce a person who is owed wages. The bill defines wage theft as theft, which is a felony when the theft is of an amount greater than $2,000. The bill removes the exemption from criminal penalties for an employer who is unable to pay wages or compensation because of a chapter 7 bankruptcy action or other court action resulting in the employer having limited control over his or her assets.

The bill defines "employee" as any person who performs labor or services for the benefit of an employer, provides factors that are relevant for determining whether a person is an employee, and maintains the exclusions from the definition in existing law. The bill defines "employer" as having the same meaning as set forth in the federal "Fair Labor Standards Act", specifically includes foreign labor contractors and migratory field labor contractors or crew leaders in the definition, and maintains the exclusions from the definition in existing law.

Under existing law, an employer who pays an employee a wage less than the minimum wage is guilty of a misdemeanor. Under the bill, a person who intentionally pays a wage less than the minimum commits theft, which is a felony when the theft is of an amount greater than $2,000.


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

Status: 3/25/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/2/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/5/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/9/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/10/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/11/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/18/2019 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-03-25

HB19-1283 Disclosure Of Insurance Liability Coverage 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Roberts / R. Rodriguez
Summary:

The bill requires an insurer that provides or may provide 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 days after receiving a written request from the claimant, a statement, made under oath, of a corporate officer setting forth the following information with regard to each known policy of insurance, including excess or umbrella insurance:

  • The name of the insurer;
  • The name of each insured party;
  • The limits of the liability coverage;
  • A statement of any policy or coverage defense that the insurer reasonably believes is available to the insurer at the time of making the statement; and
  • A copy of the policy.

An insured party, or the insured party's insurance agent, 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 and shall forward the request to all affected insurers. An insurer that receives such a request shall supply the requested information to the claimant or the claimant's attorney within 30 days of the receipt of the request.

An insurer or an insured party 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 claimant's written request. The penalty accrues until the insurer or an insured party provides the information required. An insurer or insured party who fails to make a required disclosure is also responsible for attorney fees and costs incurred by a claimant in enforcing the penalty.


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

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
Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-03-29

HB19-1289 Consumer Protection Act 
Comment: April 3.
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 24 2019
SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
1:30 PM SCR 352
(1) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: M. Weissman / M. Foote
Summary:

The bill:

  • Adds "recklessly" as a culpable mental state for certain violations of the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act" (Act) so that a person violates certain provisions of the Act by acting knowingly or recklessly;
  • Increases the potential penalty for a violation of the Act brought by the attorney general or a district attorney from $2,000 to $20,000 per violation and from $10,000 to $50,000 per violation committed against an elderly person; and
  • Specifies the calculation of potential damage awards in a private civil action for violations of the Act.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

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
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-03-29

HB19-1294 Transfer Apprenticeship Credit To College Credit 
Comment: April 3.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Monday, April 22 2019
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(3) in house calendar.
Sponsors: A. Benavidez | S. Jaquez Lewis / T. Story
Summary:

The bill requires the chief administrative officer of the Colorado community college system, or his or her designee, to convene a working group to determine the most efficient and appropriate manner in which to facilitate the transfer of earned construction industry registered apprenticeship program credit to college credit. If possible, the chief administrative officer shall include representatives from varying community colleges, area technical schools, local district colleges, relevant 4-year institutions that grant bachelor degrees, applicable union and non-union labor organizations, and other interested parties. The working group is required to meet during the interim following the first regular session of the seventy-second general assembly. The bill specifies issues in connection with the transfer of earned construction industry registered apprenticeship program credits to college credit that the working group is required to consider.

The working group is required to solicit input from subject matter experts, including, but not necessarily limited to, labor organizations, community college administrators, and people who are in or have completed registered apprenticeship programs. The working group is also required to submit to the general assembly its recommendations for the most efficient and appropriate manner in which to facilitate the transfer of earned construction industry registered apprenticeship program credits to college credit, including any recommendations for necessary legislation.


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

Status: 3/29/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/16/2019 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/19/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-04-01

HB19-1317 Income Tax Credit And Senior Property Tax Exemption 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: C. Kennedy | M. Weissman / L. Court
Summary:

The state constitution authorizes the general assembly to lower the maximum amount of the actual residential value of residential real property that is subject to the senior property tax exemption (exemption). Section 3 of the bill lowers the maximum amount to $0 for all property tax years beginning on and after January 1, 2020, which has the effect of eliminating the exemption. It does not affect the property tax exemption for disabled veterans. Under section 4 , a county assessor is no longer required to mail notices to seniors about the exemption, and under section 5 , an assessor is not required to accept applications or otherwise administer the exemption unless and until the general assembly enacts legislation to increase the maximum actual value of residential real property that is subject to the exemption. If the exemption is made available in the future, seniors must reapply for it.

Section 6 creates an income tax credit that is available for 10 tax years beginning on January 1, 2020, for a qualifying senior. A qualifying senior must be 65 years of age or older at the end of the income tax year for which the credit is claimed and have income that is less than or equal to $65,000, adjusted for inflation, or a surviving spouse who is at least 58 and meets the same income qualification.

If the qualifying senior's adjusted gross income for the taxable year is less than or equal to the base income amount, which is $12,000, adjusted for inflation, then the credit is equal to the maximum credit amount, which is $700, adjusted for inflation. The amount of the credit decreases by $50, adjusted for inflation, for each income grouping above the base income amount. The amount of the credit that exceeds the qualifying senior's income taxes due is refunded to the qualifying senior.

Section 6 also creates the credit stabilization cash fund. The state treasurer is annually required to transfer money from the cash fund to the general fund, or vice versa, depending on whether the total amount of the credits exceeds an approximation of what the state would have had to pay to backfill the senior homestead exemption.

If some or all of the credit is paid to the senior as a state income tax refund, and therefore taxable income, section 7 allows a qualifying senior to deduct an amount equal to the refundable amount of the credit from taxable income for purposes of determining state income taxes.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 4/8/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/18/2019 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-04-08

HB19-1319 Incentives Developers Facilitate Affordable Housing 
Comment: For consideration April 17.
Position:
Calendar Notification: Monday, April 22 2019
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(9) in house calendar.
Sponsors: S. Bird | H. McKean / F. Winter | D. Hisey
Summary:

Not later than July 1, 2020, section 2 of the bill requires each state agency and state institution of higher education that is currently required to report to the office of the state architect (office) all acquisitions of real property by the agency or institution and to identify each vacant facility under its control to also submit to the office a list of all nondeveloped real property owned by or under the control of the agency or institution. The bill requires each agency and institution to routinely update the real property information provided to the office. The office is required to supplement the report it makes available to the members of the capital development committee with the information provided by the agencies and institutions under the bill.

Not later than January 15, 2021, the bill requires the office to transmit to the division of housing (division) within the department of local affairs (department) a summary of the information it obtains pursuant to the bill in a manner that will allow members of the public to easily identify parcels of nondeveloped real property that are owned by or under the control of state agencies or institutions. On an annual basis thereafter, the office is required to transmit to the division any supplemental information that the state agencies and institutions provide to it. The division is required to post the information in a user-friendly format on a page on the website maintained by the department that is dedicated to the division.

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

  • A nonprofit corporation the earnings of which do not inure to a private shareholder, the property is irrevocably dedicated to charitable, religious, or hospital purposes; or
  • A nonprofit corporation is a general partner of a partnership that was formed for the purpose of creating or maintaining affordable housing.

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 this bill as introduced.)

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
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-04-08

SB19-006 Electronic Sales And Use Tax Simplification System 
Comment: 1/16
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: A. Williams / T. Kraft-Tharp | K. Van Winkle
Summary:

Sales and Use Tax Simplification Task Force. The bill requires the office of information technology (office) and the department of revenue (department), within existing resources, to conduct a sourcing method in accordance with the applicable provisions of the procurement code, and any applicable rules, for the development of an electronic sales and use tax simplification system (system). The bill also requires the office and the department to involve stakeholders to develop the scope of work.

The bill requires the general assembly to make any necessary appropriations for the initial funding and ongoing maintenance of the system from any net sales tax revenues that is credited to the general fund.

The bill specifies that on and after the date the system is online the department is required to accept any returns and payments processed through the system for state sales and use tax and for any sales and use taxes that are collected by the department on behalf of any local taxing jurisdiction.

The bill specifies that it is the general assembly's intent that a certain number of local taxing jurisdictions with home rule charters voluntarily use the system when the system comes online. Additionally, the bill states that it is the general assembly's intent that all local taxing jurisdictions with home rule charters voluntarily use the system within a specified number of years.


(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 Finance
1/22/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/25/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
1/28/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/31/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
2/11/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/8/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/8/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/11/2019 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/15/2019 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/19/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/2/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/2/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/3/2019 Sent to the Governor
4/12/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-01-04

SB19-097 Area Technical College Grant Program 
Comment: 2/6
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: T. Story | D. Coram / J. McCluskie | M. Soper
Summary:

The bill establishes a grant program to provide up to $4 million annually to area technical colleges (ATC) for specified capital construction and equipment purchases. An ATC may submit a request to the Colorado commission on higher education (commission). If there is more than one request in a year, the ATCs must prioritize the requests. The commission may include the grant request in its budget request for ATCs in the following state fiscal year. If the commission includes more than one request, it must prioritize the requests. If the ATC receives grant money, the ATC must submit a report back to the commission in any year in which it expends grant money.


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

Status: 1/23/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/21/2019 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/26/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/27/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/28/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
3/12/2019 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/27/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/28/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
3/29/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/8/2019 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 Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-01-24

SB19-103 Legalizing Minors' Businesses 
Comment: Skip
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: A. Williams | J. Tate / J. Coleman | T. Carver
Summary:

The bill prohibits any county, municipality, or city and county (local government) or any agency of a local government from requiring a license or permit for a business that is:

  • Operated on an occasional basis by a minor (a person under the age of 18 years); and
  • Located a sufficient distance from a commercial entity, determined by the local government, that is required to obtain a permit or license from the local government or an agency of the local government to prevent the minor's business from becoming a direct economic competitor of the commercial entity.

The bill defines "occasional basis" to mean the business does not operate more than 84 days in any one calendar year.

The bill specifies that it does not prohibit a local government from enacting and enforcing local laws under the local government's general police power in regard to the manner in which a business may be conducted by a minor with the exception of a requirement that the minor obtain a permit or license prior to engaging in the business.


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

Status: 1/23/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
2/11/2019 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/14/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
2/15/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/15/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
3/6/2019 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/8/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
3/11/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/21/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/21/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/22/2019 Sent to the Governor
4/1/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-01-24

SB19-130 Sales Tax Administration 
Comment:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: B. Gardner / J. Rich | C. Larson
Summary:

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:

  • Not requiring retailers without physical presence that only transact limited business in Colorado to collect sales tax;
  • Specifying that only the state's sales tax base, not a local sales tax base, will apply to all sales made by retailers without physical presence;
  • Requiring that the department of revenue (department) be responsible for all state and local sales tax administration and return processing, including the establishment of a single form for returns;
  • Specifying that a central audit bureau is the sole entity within the state that is responsible for auditing retailers without physical presence and specifying that the central audit bureau be developed by the department in coordination with local taxing jurisdictions;
  • Establishing that sales are taxed based on where the goods are delivered (destination sourcing) for all sales made by retailers without physical presence in the state, including local taxing jurisdictions, but specifying that destination sourcing is not required for sales made by Colorado retailers;
  • Requiring the department to provide information to retailers without physical presence that indicates the taxability of products and services along with any product and service exemptions from sales tax in the state;
  • Requiring the department to provide retailers without physical presence a sales tax rate database and a database of local taxing jurisdiction boundaries;
  • Requiring the department to make available free-of-charge software that calculates sales taxes due on each transaction at the time the transaction is completed, files sales tax returns, and updates to reflect any tax rate changes for the state or any local taxing jurisdiction;
  • Allowing the department to contract with one or more certified software providers without regard to the procurement code to provide the software or provide access to the software;
  • Allowing a retailer to elect to collect and remit sales tax on its own, without using the services of a certified software provider, or allowing a retailer to elect to use the services of a certified software provider;
  • Specifying that, in providing the software free of charge, the contracts negotiated between the department and the certified software providers must provide that all or a portion of the vendor fee may not be retained by the retailer electing to utilize the services of a certified software provider but will instead be retained by the certified software provider as payment for its services;
  • Requiring the department to establish certification procedures for persons to be approved as certified software providers; and
  • Providing the required relief of liability for errors to retailers without physical presence and other retailers utilizing the software.

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 Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-02-05

SB19-131 Exempt Certain Businesses From Destination Sourcing Rule 
Comment:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: R. Woodward / K. Van Winkle | J. Arndt
Summary:

On December 18, 2018, the department of revenue adopted various emergency rules related to sales tax collection, including a new destination sourcing rule that requires retailers to collect sales tax based on where the tangible personal property or service will be delivered instead of based on the taxing jurisdiction in which the retailer is located.

The bill specifies that the new destination sourcing rule does not apply to any retailer with physical presence that has generated less than $100,000 in gross revenue from the sale of tangible personal property or services outside of the taxing jurisdiction where the retailer is located. For those particular retailers with physical presence, the sale is sourced to the retailer's location, regardless of whether the tangible personal property or service is delivered outside of the taxing jurisdiction in which the retailer is located. The bill also adds the same exception to the statutory retailer's use tax collection requirement.


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

Status: 2/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/19/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-02-05

SB19-135 State Procurement Disparity Study 
Comment: 2/20
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: A. Williams | R. Rodriguez / J. Buckner | B. Buentello
Summary:

To ascertain whether disparities exist between the participation of historically underutilized businesses and other businesses in the state procurement system, the bill directs the department of personnel to contract for a disparity study of the Colorado procurement process and to make recommendations to address any discrepancies identified by the study.

The final report including the findings and recommendations from the study must be provided to the members of the general assembly and the executive director of the department of personnel (executive director) no later than December 1, 2020. The bill directs the executive director to transmit a copy of the final report to the minority business office, which shall post the report on its official website. In addition, the executive director is required to include the findings and recommendations from the study in its report to the applicable house and senate committees of reference during its hearing pursuant to the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act".

Any entity that is subject to the disparity study is required to respond to a request for information in connection with the study as soon as possible after receiving the request.

The bill appropriates $1.3 million from the general fund to the department of personnel for use by the division of accounts and control. The division may use the appropriation for procurement and contracts operating expenses. Any unexpended and unencumbered money from the appropriation remains available for expenditure by the department of personnel for the purposes of the bill in the next fiscal year without further appropriation.


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

Status: 2/8/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
2/25/2019 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/12/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended 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
4/15/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/18/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-02-08

SB19-138 Bond Requirements For Public Projects Using Private Financing 
Comment: 2/20
Position: Deliberating
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: F. Winter | K. Priola / S. Bird
Summary:

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 Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-02-12

SB19-156 Sunset State Electrical Board 
Comment: 3/6
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Monday, April 22 2019
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE (CONTINUED)
(1) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: R. Rodriguez / T. Sullivan
Summary:

Sunset Process - Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies' sunset review and report on the state electrical board by:

  • Continuing the functions of the board for 13 years, until 2032 ( sections 1 and 2 of the bill);
  • Repealing the limitations on the fees that local jurisdictions may charge ( sections 7 and 8 );
  • Clarifying that cables and systems utilized for conveying power are not exempt from regulation when they are part of a building's electrical system ( section 7 );
  • Defining "direct supervision", with regard to the oversight of apprentices, and "supervision" of electrical work ( sections 3, 6, and 9 );
  • Repealing the requirement that the board notify an applicant that he or she is qualified to take a licensure examination ( section 5 );
  • Directing the governor to consider that at least one of the 4 members of the board who must be a master or journeyman electrician should be an electrician who works primarily in the residential sector ( section 4 );
  • Clarifying that traffic signals are exempt from regulation ( section 7 );
  • Repealing redundant language regarding an inspection exemption and obsolete language regarding providing copies of the electrical code and standards ( section 7 ); and
  • Subjecting to regulation the alteration of existing facilities that are otherwise exempt from regulation ( section 7 ).

Sections 10 through 17 make conforming amendments to harmonize the bill with House Bill 19-1172, the bill to recodify and reorganize title 12.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/21/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/20/2019 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Finance
4/11/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/16/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/19/2019 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-02-21

SB19-157 Sunset Fire Suppression Registration And Inspection 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 24 2019
Business Affairs & Labor
1:30 p.m. Room LSB-A
(3) in house calendar.
Sponsors: F. Winter / L. Cutter
Summary:

Sunset Process - Senate Local Government Committee. The bill continues the fire suppression programs of the division of fire prevention and control in the department of public safety for 7 years, until 2026.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 2/21/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
3/21/2019 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to Finance
4/2/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/12/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/12/2019 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/15/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/15/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-02-21

SB19-169 Project Management Competencies For Certain Contracts 
Comment: 3/6
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 24 2019
Business Affairs & Labor
1:30 p.m. Room LSB-A
(4) in house calendar.
Sponsors: J. Tate | J. Bridges / J. Arndt
Summary:

Section 1: Currently, the office of state planning and budgeting is required to prepare the forms and instructions to be used in preparation of all budget requests and supplemental budget requests submitted to the joint technology committee (JTC). For a budget request for a major information technology project (major IT project) submitted to the JTC for funding in the 2020-2021 state fiscal year or any state fiscal year thereafter, the bill requires the forms and instructions to include the submission of a written business case specifying certain information about the major IT project and a survey of other states, including specified information, that have completed major IT projects with similar goals.

Section 2: The bill requires the office of information technology (office) to ensure that every major IT project has a project manager in the office who is regularly involved in the management of the project and who is required to develop, in coordination with the state agency that is a party to the contract (state agency), specified project baseline metrics to track the progress of the project. The office is required to ensure that the contractor does not begin work on a major IT project until the project manager has developed the baseline metrics and they have been approved by the applicable state agency. In addition, the office is required to develop, in cooperation with the applicable state agency, performance indicators to monitor the major IT project and quantitative critical success factors to track the success of the project.

The project manager is required to provide the baseline metrics, the performance indicators, the critical success factors, and a quarterly status report for each major IT project to the JTC. If the quarterly status report for a major IT project indicates that the project is unlikely to achieve the performance indicators established for the project, the office is required to place the project on a list for more intense monitoring. If the office determines that the major IT project is not in compliance with the established baseline metrics for the project, that the variances in the established performance indicators or success factors established for the project are intolerable, or that the project is otherwise in need of corrective action, the office is required to notify the applicable state agency of the its recommended corrective action for the project.

Section 3: For budget requests for a major IT project submitted to the JTC for funding in the 2020-2021 state fiscal year or any state fiscal year thereafter, a governmental body is required to provide for a change management plan, including specified information and the resources necessary for the execution of the change management plan. Governmental bodies are required to seek best practices with private- or public-sector experts when appropriate to develop and implement change management plans and are required to provide written change management plans to the JTC and the office of state planning and budgeting.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 2/27/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/3/2019 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/12/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - 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 with Amendments - Floor
4/16/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-02-27

SB19-171 Apprenticeships And Vocational Technical Training 
Comment: 3/6
Position: Amend
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, April 23 2019
Education
1:30 p.m. Room 0107
(1) in house calendar.
Sponsors: J. Danielson | J. Bridges / T. Sullivan | R. Galindo
Summary:

The bill requires the Colorado department of labor and employment (department) to create the Colorado state apprenticeship resource directory. The department is required to collect detailed information on each apprenticeship program in the state, including the application process, requirements for enrollment, costs, and program outcomes. The department is required to promote the availability of the directory.


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

Status: 2/28/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/21/2019 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/12/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/16/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/17/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/17/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-02-28

SB19-176 Expanding Concurrent Enrollment Opportunities 
Comment: 3/6
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, April 23 2019
Education
1:30 p.m. Room 0107
(3) in house calendar.
Sponsors: P. Lundeen | J. Bridges / J. McCluskie | T. Geitner
Summary:

The bill clarifies the differences between concurrent enrollment, dual enrollment programs, and other programs that enable a student to earn postsecondary credits while the student is enrolled in high school. Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, each school district, charter school, and public school operated by a board of cooperative services (local education provider) that enrolls students in grades 9 through 12 is required to provide the opportunity for concurrent enrollment. A local education provider cannot unreasonably deny approval for concurrent enrollment or limit the number of postsecondary courses in which a qualified student may enroll unless the local education provider is unable to provide access due to technological capacity. A local education provider may determine the manner in which it provides opportunities for concurrent enrollment.

The bill clarifies the information that a local education provider must provide to qualified students and their parents concerning concurrent enrollment, dual enrollment programs, the transferability of postsecondary course credits, and the costs that a qualified student or the student's parent may incur by enrolling in a postsecondary course through concurrent enrollment or a dual enrollment program. The bill clarifies that a qualified student and the student's parent are not required to pay tuition for concurrent enrollment or for enrolling in a postsecondary course through a pathways in technology early college high school, commonly known as a p-tech school.

The bill requires the department of education and the department of higher education to create a concurrent enrollment website to provide information to the public concerning the various types of programs available to enable students to earn postsecondary credits while enrolled in high school.

The bill creates the concurrent enrollment expansion and innovation grant program to provide grants to local education providers to use in starting to offer concurrent enrollment or expanding the availability of concurrent enrollment. The department of education must administer the grant program, including providing an annual report that explains how the grant money is used, who is enrolling in concurrent enrollment and the types of courses they are enrolling in, and the number and transferability of postsecondary credits earned through concurrent enrollment. The department must submit the report to the state board of education, the department of higher education, the Colorado commission on higher education, and the education committees of the general assembly. The department must also post the report to the concurrent enrollment website.

The bill directs the state board for community colleges and occupational education to provide management and coordination of efforts to implement efforts to maximize participation in concurrent enrollment through the community college system.


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

Status: 3/1/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/3/2019 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/16/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/16/2019 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/17/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/17/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-03-01

SB19-188 FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program 
Comment: March 20.
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: Monday, April 22 2019
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(2) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: F. Winter | A. Williams / M. Gray | M. Duran
Summary:

The bill creates the family and medical leave insurance (FAMLI) program and 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;
  • Because the eligible individual is unable to work due to the individual's own serious health condition or because the individual or a family member is the victim of abusive behavior; or
  • Due to certain needs arising from a family member's active duty service.

Each employee and employer in the state will pay one-half the cost of a premium as specified in the bill, which premium is based on a percentage of the employee's yearly wages. The premiums are deposited into the family and medical leave insurance fund, and family and medical leave benefits are paid to eligible individuals from 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 this bill as introduced.)

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
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-03-07

SB19-196 Colorado Quality Apprenticeship Training Act Of 2019 
Comment: March 20.
Position: Amend
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, April 23 2019
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1:30 p.m. Room LSB-A
(1) in house calendar.
Sponsors: P. Lee | J. Danielson / A. Garnett | M. Duran
Summary:

The bill modifies procurement requirements for state contracts for public projects. The bill makes the following changes:

Invitation for bids: Currently, all construction contracts for public projects that do not receive federal money may be solicited by invitation for bids. The bill specifies that only a construction contract for a public project that is reasonably expected to cost $1 million or less may be solicited by invitation for bids.

Competitive sealed best value bids: Currently, all construction contracts for public projects that do not receive federal money may be awarded by competitive sealed best value bidding. The bill specifies that, unless prohibited by federal law, a construction contract for a public project that is reasonably expected to cost over $1 million is required to be awarded through competitive sealed best value bidding or integrated project delivery, and a construction contract for a public project that is reasonably expected to cost $1 million or less may be awarded through competitive sealed best value bidding or integrated project delivery.

Current law specifies the evaluation factors that are required to be included in an invitation for competitive sealed best value bids for a public project. The bill adds several required evaluation factors including the craft labor staffing plan for the project for the bidder and the bidder's subcontractors, the anticipated utilization by the bidder and its subcontractors of apprentices registered with federal or state apprenticeship agencies to complete the work under the contract, and the safety plan and safety record of the bidder and the bidder's subcontractors.

Disclosure of subcontractors: The bill requires any contractor that responds to a competitive solicitation for a public project to disclose, in its initial bid or proposal, the top 5 subcontractor disciplines it plans to use to fulfill the requirements of the contract. The bill specifies how the top 5 subcontractor disciplines are measured and requires contractors to disclose subcontractors for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing requirements of the contract, even if they are not included in the top 5 disciplines.

Apprenticeship utilization requirements: The general contractor for a public project financed in whole or in part by state money in the amount of $1 million or more is required to submit, prior to the contract award, documentation to the contracting agency that certifies that all subcontractors used on the project participate in apprenticeship training programs that have been approved by a federal or state apprenticeship agency and have a proven record of graduating apprentices for at least 3 of the past 5 years. The contractor is required to provide specified supporting documentation to the contracting agency and the agency is required to make the documentation available to the public on its website. A contractor that plans to submit a bid for a public project may request a waiver of the apprenticeship requirements and the contracting agency is required make public all waivers and the specific rationale for granting the waiver.

Integrated project delivery: Current law specifies that integrated project delivery is a project delivery method in which there is a contractual agreement between an agency and a single participating entity for the design, construction, alteration, operation, repair, improvement, demolition, maintenance, or financing, or any combination of these services, for a public project. The bill adds additional evaluation factors that a contracting agency is required to use to evaluate proposals and the capabilities of participating entities. The additional factors include information about past performance and experience of the bidder, the bidder's project management plan for the contract, the bidder's staffing plan, the bidder's safety plan and safety record, the bidder's job standards, and the availability and use of domestically produced iron, steel, and related manufactured goods to execute the contract.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 3/13/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/8/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/11/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/12/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments - Committee
4/15/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/16/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/16/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-03-13

SB19-216 High School Innovative Learning Pilot 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Bridges / S. Bird
Summary:

The bill creates the high school innovative learning pilot program (pilot program) to support school districts, boards of cooperative services, and charter schools (local education providers) in providing innovative learning opportunities to students enrolled in grades 9 through 12 (high school students). Each local education provider that is selected to participate in the pilot program is allowed, for purposes of school finance, to count all high school students as full-time pupils regardless of whether they meet the required number of teacher-pupil instruction and contact hours for full-time enrollment.

A local education provider may apply to participate in the pilot program by submitting an application that, among other things, describes the local education provider's innovative learning plan (plan). The bill specifies other requirements for the application and requirements for the plan. The department of education (department) implements the pilot program by reviewing the applications and recommending to the state board of education (state board) the applicants that should participate in the pilot program, and the state board selects the participants. The recommendations and selections must be based on criteria specified in the bill. The bill limits the number of pilot program participants in the first year but states the intent of the general assembly to increase participation to 100% by the 2025-26 budget year.

The bill creates a grant program to award grants to local education providers that do not enroll any part-time high school students. A grant recipient must use the grant money to create and implement a plan and may request assistance from the contracting entity in creating the plan. A grant may be renewed for a total of 3 budget years.

The bill directs the department to contract with a statewide nonprofit entity to assist the department and local education providers in applying to participate in the pilot program, participating in the pilot program and the grant program, evaluating the pilot program and grant program, and preparing a report concerning implementation of the pilot program and grant program. The bill specifies information that each participating local education provider must submit to the department concerning its participation in the pilot program or grant program and requires the department to prepare an annual report summarizing the information and evaluating the success of the pilot program and grant program in increasing high school student participation in innovative learning opportunities.

The pilot program and the grant program are repealed July 1, 2025.


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

Status: 3/25/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/11/2019 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/16/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/19/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/19/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-03-26

SB19-225 Authorize Local Governments To Stabilize Rent 
Comment: For consideration April 17.
Position:
Calendar Notification: Monday, April 22 2019
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(5) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: J. Gonzales | R. Rodriguez / S. Lontine | S. Gonzales-Gutierrez
Summary:

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
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-04-02

SB19-237 Consumer Protection Act Damages 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 24 2019
SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
1:30 PM SCR 352
(2) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: R. Rodriguez
Summary:

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 this bill as introduced.)

Status: 4/9/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-04-09

SCR19-003 Replace Motor Fuel Taxes With Additional Sales Tax 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: K. Priola / M. Gray
Summary:

If approved by the voters of the state at the November 2020 general election, the concurrent resolution will amend the state constitution to require the general assembly to enact a law that will:

  • Effective July 1, 2021, repeal existing state excise taxes on gasoline and other liquid motor fuel, including diesel, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas (motor fuel taxes); except that the law shall not repeal the existing state excise tax on aviation fuel used for aviation purposes;
  • On and after July 1, 2021, levy an additional state sales and use tax (additional sales tax) at a rate calculated to generate the amount of net revenue needed to offset 99% of the state revenue loss resulting from the repeal of the motor fuel taxes for state fiscal year 2021-22; and
  • Require the net revenue generated by the additional sales tax to be credited to the highway users tax fund (HUTF), initially allocated to the state, counties, and municipalities in a manner that preserves existing HUTF allocations as nearly as possible, and used exclusively for the construction, maintenance, and supervision of the surface transportation system of the state.

The concurrent resolution specifies that for purposes of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, its approval by the voters of the state constitutes voter approval in advance for the state to levy the additional sales tax and to retain and spend all revenue generated by the additional state sales and use tax during a state fiscal year that exceeds the amount of revenue generated during the 2020-21 state fiscal year by the repealed gasoline and special fuel taxes as a voter-approved revenue change.


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

Status: 4/5/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
4/18/2019 Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Date Introduced: 2019-04-05