ASLA - Colorado

HB19-1050 Encourage Use Of Xeriscape In Common Areas 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Encourage Use Of Xeriscape In Common Areas
Sponsors: B. Titone / K. Priola | F. Winter
Summary:

Section 1 of the bill augments an existing law that establishes the right of unit owners in common interest communities to use water-efficient landscaping, subject to reasonable aesthetic standards, by specifically extending the same policy to limited common elements, which are owned by the community and available for use by some but not all of the unit owners.

Sections 2 and 3 extend existing water conservation requirements, currently applicable only to certain public entities that supply water at retail and their customers, to property management districts and other special districts that manage areas of parkland and open space.
(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 Energy & Environment
1/17/2019 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
1/25/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
1/28/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/1/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
2/12/2019 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/15/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/19/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/26/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/27/2019 Sent to the Governor
2/27/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/7/2019 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, January 18
43 HB19-1050 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
44 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
45 recommendation:
46
47 Amend printed bill, page 2, strike lines 11 through 18 and substitute:
48 "(i) (I) The use of xeriscape or drought-tolerant vegetative
49 landscapes to provide ground covering to PROPERTY FOR WHICH A UNIT
50 OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE, INCLUDING A LIMITED COMMON ELEMENT OR
51 property owned by the unit owner. Associations may adopt and enforce
52 design or aesthetic guidelines or rules that require drought-tolerant
53 vegetative landscapes or regulate the type, number, and placement of
54 drought-tolerant plantings and hardscapes that may be installed on the A
55 unit owner's property or ON A LIMITED COMMON ELEMENT OR OTHER
56 property for which the unit owner is responsible.".
1 JUDICIARY
2 After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends the
3 following:
4



HB19-1117 Regulation Of Professions And Occupations Reform 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Regulation Of Professions And Occupations Reform
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
Amendments:

SB19-089 Exempt Colorado Department of Higher Education Regulation Professional Organization Member Education 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Exempt Colorado Department of Higher Education Regulation Professional Organization Member Education
Sponsors: R. Woodward
Summary:

Under current law, education offered by a bona fide trade, business, professional, or fraternal organization that primarily benefits the organization's membership or mission is exempted from regulation by the private occupational school division in the department of higher education.

The bill clarifies that the exemption covers educational services approved by the bona fide organization that are offered either by the organization or by an instructor approved by the organization.


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

Status: 1/23/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/4/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

SB19-135 State Procurement Disparity Study 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: State Procurement Disparity Study
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
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 26
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB19-135 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 10, strike lines 4 through 27.

Renumber succeeding C.R.S. section accordingly.

State,
Veterans, &
Military
Affairs

Senate Journal, April 12
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB19-135 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 10, after line 3 insert:

"(3) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY ANNUALLY APPROPRIATE TO
THE DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL SUCH AMOUNT AS IT DEEMS
APPROPRIATE FOR THE PURPOSES SPECIFIED IN THIS PART 10. ANY
UNEXPENDED AND UNENCUMBERED MONEY FROM AN APPROPRIATION
MADE FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PART 10 REMAINS AVAILABLE FOR
EXPENDITURE BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PART 10
IN THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR WITHOUT FURTHER APPROPRIATION.".

Printed bill, page 11, after line 15 insert:

"SECTION 2. Appropriation. (1) For the 2019-20 state fiscal
year, $1,300,000 is appropriated to the department of personnel for use
by the division of accounts and control. This appropriation is from the
general fund. To implement this act, the division may use this
appropriation for procurement and contracts operating expenses.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 1, line 105, strike "DETERMINATION AND" and substitute
"DETERMINATION,".

Page 1, line 107, strike "BUSINESSES." and substitute "BUSINESSES, AND,
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".


Appro-
priations