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HB20-1126 Local Control Approvals Oil And Gas Applications 
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Sponsors: L. Saine | P. Buck / V. Marble | J. Cooke (R)
Summary:

Current law allows the director of the oil and gas conservation commission to delay the final determination regarding an oil and gas permit application pursuant to specified objective criteria. The bill repeals this authority and specifies that if a local government that has so-called "House Bill 1041 authority" approves an oil and gas application, the commission or director shall approve the application for a permit to drill.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/15/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
3/2/2020 House Committee on Energy & Environment Postpone Indefinitely
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HB20-1154 Workers' Compensation 
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Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp | K. Van Winkle (R) / V. Marble | J. Bridges (D)
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The bill:

  • Clarifies when payments for benefits and penalties payable to an injured worker are deemed paid ( section 1 );
  • Adds guardian and conservator services to the list of medical aid that an employer is required to furnish to an employee who is incapacitated as a result of a work-related injury or occupational disease ( section 2 );
  • Requires a claimant for mileage reimbursement for travel related to obtaining compensable medical care to submit a request to the employer or insurer within 120 days after the expense is incurred and requires the employer or insurer to pay or dispute mileage within 30 days of submittal and to include in the brochure of claimants' rights an explanation of rights to mileage reimbursement and the deadline for filing a request ( sections 2 and 7 );
  • Clarifies that offsets to disability benefits granted by the federal "Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Amendments of 1965" only apply if the payments were not already being received by the employee at the time of the work-related injury ( section 3 );
  • Prohibits the reduction of an employee's temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, or medical benefits based on apportionment under any circumstances; limits apportionment of permanent impairment to specific situations; and declares that the employer or insurer bears the burden of proof, by a preponderance of evidence, at a hearing regarding apportionment of permanent impairment or permanent total disability benefits ( section 4 );
  • Adds the conditions that, in order for an employer or insurer to request the selection of an independent medical examiner when an authorized treating physician has not determined that the employee has reached maximum medical improvement (MMI), an examining physician must serve a written report to the authorized treating physician specifying that the examining physician has determined that the employee has reached MMI; the authorized treating physician must examine the employee at least 20 months after the date of the injury and determine that the employee has reached MMI; the authorized treating physician must be served with a written report indicating MMI; and the authorized treating physician has responded that the employee has not reached MMI or has failed to respond within 15 days after service of the report ( section 5 );
  • Changes the whole person impairment rating applicable to an injured worker from 25% to 19% for purposes of determining the maximum amount of combined temporary disability and permanent partial disability payments an injured worker may receive ( section 6 );
  • Prohibits an employer or insurer from withdrawing an admission of liability 2 years after the date the admission of liability on the issue of compensability was filed, except in cases of fraud ( section 7 );
  • Prohibits the director of the division of workers' compensation or an administrative law judge from determining issues of compensability or liability unless specific benefits or penalties are awarded or denied at the same time ( section 8 );
  • Clarifies the scope of authority of prehearing administrative law judges ( section 9 );
  • Increases the threshold amount that an injured worker must earn in order for permanent total disability payments to cease and allows for annual adjustment of the threshold amount starting in 2021 ( section 11 ); and
  • Clarifies the orders that are subject to review or appeal ( sections 10 and 12 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/17/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
2/12/2020 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/16/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
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HB20-1180 Protect Pollinators Through Pesticide Regulation 
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Sponsors: C. Kipp (D) | S. Jaquez Lewis (D) / R. Fields (D) | K. Priola (R)
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To protect bee and other pollinator populations throughout the state, the bill requires the commissioner of agriculture (commissioner), on or before March 1, 2021, to adopt rules to regulate the use of neonicotinoid pesticides and sulfoximine pesticides by classifying specific neonicotinoid pesticides and sulfoximine pesticides as restricted-use pesticides. The commissioner's rules must exempt from the restricted use of the pesticides their use as indoor pest control, personal care, and pet care products; however, the commissioner, thereafter, may amend the rules to disallow their use as indoor pest control, personal care, or pet care products if the commissioner determines that another commercially available product that is not a neonicotinoid pesticide or a sulfoximine pesticide is as or more effective than a neonicotinoid pesticide or a sulfoximine pesticide when used in accordance with the product's label directions for the same indoor pest control, personal care, or pet care use or uses.

The commissioner's rules regarding the restricted use of neonicotinoid pesticides and sulfoximine pesticides must not apply to commercial applicators, limited commercial applicators, public applicators, qualified supervisors, certified operators, and private applicators.


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

Status: 1/29/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
3/5/2020 House Committee on Energy & Environment Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
3/9/2020 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
5/28/2020 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
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HB20-1233 Basic Life Functions In Public Spaces 
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Sponsors: J. Melton | A. Benavidez (D)
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The bill prohibits the state and any city, county, city and county, municipality, or other political subdivision (government entity) from restricting any person from:

  • Conducting basic life functions in a public space unless the government entity can offer alternative adequate shelter to the person and the person denies the alternative adequate shelter; and
  • Occupying a motor vehicle, provided that the motor vehicle is legally parked on public property or parked on private property with the permission of the property owner.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/31/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
2/26/2020 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
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HB20-1415 Whistleblower Protection Public Health Emergencies 
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Calendar Notification: Monday, June 15 2020
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS
(1) in house calendar.
News: COVID Relief Package Advances
Sponsors: L. Herod (D) | T. Sullivan (D) / B. Pettersen (D) | R. Rodriguez (D)
Summary:

The act prohibits a principal, which includes an employer, certain labor contractors, public employers, and entities that contract with 5 or more independent contractors, from discriminating, retaliating, or taking adverse action against any worker who:

  • In good faith, raises any concern about workplace health and safety practices or hazards related to a public health emergency to the principal, the principal's agent, other workers, a government agency, or the public if the workplace health and safety practices fail to meet guidelines established by a federal, state, or local public health agency with jurisdiction over the workplace;
  • Voluntarily wears at the worker's workplace the worker's own personal protective equipment, such as a mask, faceguard, or gloves, under specified circumstances; or
  • Opposes a practice the worker reasonably believes is unlawful or makes a charge, testifies, assists, or participates in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing of alleged unlawful acts.

Additionally, a principal is prohibited from requiring or attempting to require a worker to sign a contract or other agreement that limits or prevents the worker from disclosing information about workplace health and safety practices or hazards related to a public health emergency.

A worker who knowingly discloses false information or discloses information with reckless disregard for the truth or falsity of the information is not protected under the act.

A person may seek relief by:

  • Filing a complaint with the division of labor standards and statistics (division) in the department of labor and employment;
  • Bringing an action in district court, after exhausting administrative remedies; or
  • Bringing a whistleblower action in the name of the state in district court, after exhausting administrative remedies.

The division is authorized to adopt rules necessary to implement the act.

$270,153 is appropriated to the department of labor and employment from the employment support fund, of which $206,193 is allocated for use by the division for enforcement of worker's rights related to a public health emergency, based on the assumption that the division will require an additional 2.5 FTE, and $63,960 is reappropriated to the department of law for legal services.


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

Status: 6/4/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
6/6/2020 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/8/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
6/8/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
6/9/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/9/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
6/10/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/11/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/11/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
6/13/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/15/2020 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/26/2020 Sent to the Governor
6/26/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/26/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
7/11/2020 Governor Signed
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SB20-002 Rural Economic Development Initiative Grant Program 
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Sponsors: K. Donovan (D) | D. Coram (R) / B. McLachlan (D) | B. Buentello
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The act creates the rural economic development initiative (REDI) grant program in the department of local affairs (department) to provide grants for projects that create new jobs through a new employer or the expansion of an existing employer and for projects that create diversity and resiliency in the local economies of rural communities. The department is required to administer the REDI grant program in consultation with the Colorado office of economic development.

Entities eligible to receive REDI grant program money include local governments and organizations or individuals working in partnership with a local government, where the local government serves as the grant administrator, including intergovernmental agencies, councils of government, housing authorities, beginning farmers, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, nonprofit economic development organizations, and private employers.

The act specifies criteria that the department is required to consider when evaluating grant applications and requires the department to prioritize applications that would create new jobs. The act specifies the types of projects for which REDI grants may be awarded to eligible recipients and requires grant recipients to provide matching funds.

If the department determines that a rural community needs resources or assistance because it has been impacted by a significant economic event or an anticipated event that has been announced, the department may use all or a portion of the money appropriated for the purposes of the REDI grant program for the purposes of the "Rural Economic Advancement of Colorado Towns (REACT) Act".

The executive director of the department is required to adopt policies and procedures for the administration of the REDI grant program and is also required to produce a report summarizing the use of all money that was awarded as grants from the REDI grant program in the preceding fiscal year.


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

Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture & Natural Resources
1/23/2020 Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/28/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
1/29/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/30/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Rural Affairs & Agriculture + Appropriations
2/24/2020 House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/8/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/8/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/9/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/13/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/19/2020 Sent to the Governor
6/19/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/29/2020 Governor Signed
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SB20-010 Repeal Ban On Local Goverment Regulation Of Plastics 
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Sponsors: K. Donovan (D) / M. Froelich (D) | A. Valdez (D)
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The bill repeals language that prohibits local governments from banning the use or sale of specific types of plastic materials or restricting or mandating packaging or labeling of any consumer products.


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

Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
2/4/2020 Senate Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
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SB20-061 Yield To Bicycles In Bicycle Lanes 
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Sponsors: M. Foote / K. Becker
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The act creates a new traffic offense for failing to yield to a bicyclist or other authorized user in a bicycle lane. The offense is a class A traffic offense unless it is the proximate cause of a crash or if it causes bodily injury, then it is careless driving and is punished under the careless driving offense.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 0/0/2020 House Second Reading -
1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/3/2020 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/5/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/6/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/7/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
2/20/2020 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/25/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/28/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/2/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/3/2020 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/14/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/14/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/14/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/20/2020 Governor Signed
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SB20-101 Investigation Process For Pesticide Applicators 
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Sponsors: J. Sonnenberg (R)
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Current law requires certain commercial pesticide applicators to be licensed or registered. The bill requires the commissioner of agriculture (commissioner) to notify such a regulated person within 24 hours after the commissioner or department of agriculture receives a complaint about the person. The notice must include the alleged facts and any statute or rule the person is alleged to have violated. If the notice is not provided:

  • The commissioner is prohibited from suspending or revoking the person's license or registration, or imposing civil penalties; and
  • The person is immune from a criminal prosecution based on the facts alleged in the complaint.

The bill also requires the following proceedings to be brought within one year after the occurrence of the facts upon which they are based:

  • A proceeding to discipline a licensee or registrant;
  • A proceeding to impose civil penalties, not including failing to obtain the required license or registration; or
  • A criminal prosecution, not including failing to obtain the required license or registration.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/14/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture & Natural Resources
2/6/2020 Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Lay Over Amended
2/13/2020 Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Refer Amended to Finance
2/27/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/13/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
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SB20-189 Local Government Pesticide No Preemption 
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Sponsors: S. Fenberg (D) / L. Cutter (D) | M. Duran (D)
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Current state law prohibits local governments from substantively regulating the use and application of pesticides. The bill authorizes local governments to regulate pesticide use and application. In connection with this authorization, the bill:

  • Declares pesticide regulation a matter of both statewide and local concern;
  • Repeals provisions that prohibit local regulation of pesticide use and application and explicitly authorizes a county to enact this type of regulation;
  • Permits local governments to regulate pesticide use and application except in connection with the cultivation of marijuana and the production of agricultural products;
  • Clarifies that a local government must meet the requirements of state and federal law; and
  • Gives state courts exclusive jurisdiction to review local pesticide laws.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 3/2/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture & Natural Resources
5/27/2020 Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely
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SB20-205 Sick Leave For Employees 
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Calendar Notification: Monday, June 15 2020
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON SB20-205
Upon Adjournment SCR 357
(1) in senate calendar.
News: 12 bills Colorado lawmakers passed in 2020 that you should know about
Chaos and compromise: Colorado Legislature ends with a flurry of big bills
Colorado lawmakers focus on essential workers amid coronavirus, push to make paid sick leave a right for all
Sponsors: S. Fenberg (D) | J. Bridges (D) / K. Becker | Y. Caraveo (D)
Summary:

On the effective date of the act through December 31, 2020, all employers in the state, regardless of size, are required to provide each of their employees paid sick leave for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the amounts and for the purposes specified in the federal "Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act" in the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act".

Starting January 1, 2021, for employers with 16 or more employees, and starting January 1, 2022, for all employers, the act requires employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees, accrued at one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 48 hours per year.

An employee begins accruing paid sick leave when the employee's employment begins, may use paid sick leave as it is accrued, and may carry forward and use in subsequent calendar years up to 48 hours of paid sick leave that is not used in the year in which it is accrued. An employer is not required to allow the employee to use more than 48 hours of paid sick leave in a year.

Employees may use accrued paid sick leave to be absent from work for the following purposes:

  • The employee has a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; needs a medical diagnosis, care, or treatment related to such illness, injury, or condition; or needs to obtain preventive medical care;
  • The employee needs to care for a family member who has a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; needs a medical diagnosis, care, or treatment related to such illness, injury, or condition; or needs to obtain preventive medical care;
  • The employee or family member has been the victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or harassment and needs to be absent from work for purposes related to such crime; or
  • A public official has ordered the closure of the school or place of care of the employee's child or of the employee's place of business due to a public health emergency, necessitating the employee's absence from work.

In addition to the paid sick leave accrued by an employee, the act requires an employer, regardless of size, to provide its employees an additional amount of paid sick leave during a public health emergency in an amount based on the number of hours the employee works.

The act prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee who uses the employee's paid sick leave or otherwise exercises the employee's rights under the act. Employers are required to notify employees of their rights under the act by providing employees with a written notice of their rights and displaying a poster, developed by the division of labor standards and statistics (division) in the department of labor and employment (department), detailing employees' rights under the act.

The director of the division will implement and enforce the act and adopt rules necessary for such purposes. An employer found in violation of the act is liable to the employee for back pay and other equitable damages.

The act treats an employee's information about the employee's or a family member's health condition or domestic abuse, sexual assault, or harassment case as confidential and prohibits an employer from disclosing such information or requiring the employee to disclose such information as a condition of using paid sick leave.

The act specifies the conditions in which collective bargaining agreements result in compliance with, or exemption from, the act.

$206,566 is appropriated to the department for use by the division to implement the act, based on the assumption that the division will require an additional 2.7 FTE for such purpose.


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

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
6/3/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/6/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/8/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
6/9/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
6/9/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance + Appropriations
6/10/2020 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/11/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/11/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/12/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
6/13/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/13/2020 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
6/15/2020 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
6/15/2020 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Reconsider - CCR produced
6/15/2020 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
6/22/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/29/2020 Sent to the Governor
6/29/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
7/14/2020 Governor Signed
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SB20-207 Unemployment Insurance 
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News: Colorado’s unemployment fund is nearly $1 billion in debt. Small businesses are worried about paying the tab.
Sponsors: C. Hansen (D) | F. Winter (D) / M. Gray (D) | T. Sullivan (D)
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Beginning in calendar year 2021 and each year thereafter, the act increases the amount of wages paid to an individual employee during a calendar year on which the employer of that employee is required to pay premiums to the unemployment compensation fund (fund).

The act exempts payment for services to an election judge, up to the maximum amount permissible by federal law, for the purposes of calculating total unemployment compensation benefits.

Current law requires the weekly total and partial unemployment benefit amounts to be reduced by the amount of an individual's wages that exceeds 25% of the weekly benefit amount. For the next 2 calendar years only, the act changes the deduction amount to the amount of an individual's wages that exceeds 50% of the weekly benefit amount.

When determining whether an individual qualifies for unemployment insurance, the act directs the division of unemployment insurance (division) in the department of labor and employment (department) to consider whether the individual has separated from employment or has refused to accept new employment because:

  • The employer requires the individual to work in an environment that is not in compliance with: Federal centers for disease control and prevention guidelines applicable to the employer's business and workplace at the time of the determination; state and federal laws, rules, and regulations concerning disease mitigation and workplace safety; or an executive order issued by the governor, or a public health order issued by the department of public health and environment or a local government, requiring the employer to close the business or modify the operation of the business;
  • The individual is the primary caretaker of a child enrolled in a school that is closed due to a public health emergency or of a family member or household member who is quarantined due to an illness during a public health emergency; or
  • The employee is immunocompromised and more susceptible to illness during a public health emergency.

The act changes the time period that an interested party has to respond to a notice of claim received by the division concerning unemployment benefits from 12 calendar days to 7 calendar days.

Current law authorizes the division to approve a work share plan submitted by an employer if the employee's normal weekly work hours have been reduced by at least 10% but not more than 40%. The act changes the amount that hours may be reduced to an amount consistent with rules adopted by the division and federal law.

The act removes the cap on the amount of money that can be paid into and remain in the employment support fund.

The act prohibits the division from assessing a solvency surcharge for the fund on employers for the calendar years 2021 and 2022.

The act requires the state treasurer to transfer any unexpended federal funds received by the state from the federal "CARES Act" to the fund prior to the close of business on December 30, 2022.

The act requires the office of future of work in the department to study unemployment assistance as part of a study on the modernization of worker benefits and protections and report its findings to the governor and the general assembly.


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

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
6/2/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/6/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
6/6/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/8/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/8/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
6/9/2020 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/10/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/10/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
6/11/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/12/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/13/2020 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/22/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/29/2020 Sent to the Governor
6/29/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
7/14/2020 Governor Signed
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SB20-216 Workers' Compensation For COVID-19 
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Sponsors: R. Rodriguez (D) / K. Mullica (D)
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The bill provides that, for purposes of the "Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado", if an essential worker who works outside of the home contracts COVID-19, the contraction is:

  • Presumed to have arisen out of and in the course of employment; and
  • A compensable accident, injury, or occupational disease.

An essential worker is considered to have contracted COVID-19 if the worker tests positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, is diagnosed with COVID-19 by a licensed physician, or has COVID-19 listed as the cause of death on the worker's death certificate.


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

Status: 6/2/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
6/8/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/10/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
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SR20-001 Concerning the appointment of officers and employees for the Senate convened in the Second Regular Session of the Seventy-second General Assembly. 
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Sponsors: S. Fenberg (D)
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Status: 1/8/2020 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to
1/9/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/10/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
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