Associated General Contractors/Colorado -- Legislative Committee Bill Tracker

HB21-1007 State Apprenticeship Agency 
Short Title: State Apprenticeship Agency
Summary:

The bill creates the state apprenticeship agency (SAA) in the department of labor and employment (department) as a type 1 agency. The executive director of the department is required to appoint a director of the SAA (director). The purpose of the SAA is to:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the United States department of labor's office of apprenticeship concerning apprentices and registered apprenticeship programs; and
  • Oversee apprenticeship programs, including registration, required standards for registration, quality assurance, the promotion of apprenticeships, and the provision of technical assistance.

The director shall establish the state apprenticeship council (SAC) and an interagency advisory committee on apprenticeship (IAC). The governor and the director appoint the members of the SAC and the IAC. The SAC is charged with overseeing registered apprenticeship programs for the building and construction trades in this state and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and standards. The IAC is charged with the same responsibilities for all other apprenticeships not in the building and construction trades.

The bill requires the SAA to accept applications for registration of apprenticeship programs beginning July 1, 2023. The SAA may deregister an apprenticeship program for noncompliance with the requirements in the bill. The SAA shall conduct a hearing upon request of the SAC or the IAC regarding issues of noncompliance and deregistration.

The director of the SAA is authorized to promulgate rules to implement the state apprenticeship registration program.


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

Sponsors: T. Sullivan (D) | D. Ortiz / J. Danielson (D) | R. Rodriguez (D)
Position: Amend
Comment: 3-2-21
Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor + Appropriations
3/11/2021 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/7/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/11/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/12/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/12/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
5/24/2021 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/28/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/28/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
6/1/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
6/3/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
6/7/2021 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
6/7/2021 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
6/21/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/22/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/22/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/22/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/23/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, June 8 2021
CONSIDERATION OF CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT(S)
(3) in house calendar.
Fiscal Notes:

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HB21-1019 Modification To Regulations Of Factory-built Structures 
Short Title: Modification To Regulations Of Factory-built Structures
Summary:

The bill makes the following modifications to the regulations of factory-built structures, manufactured housing, and installers and sellers of manufactured housing:

  • Clarifies that the division of housing (division) has enforcement powers over the installation and sale of manufactured homes and over the safety of hotels and multi-family structures where no other construction standards exist;
  • Clarifies that a manufacturer who violates applicable law is subject to registration revocation or any other measures prescribed by the division or applicable law;
  • Clarifies that a local government may enforce local rules governing the installation of factory-built housing that are approved by the division of housing (division) ;
  • Clarifies that authority granted to the division is over work related to factory-built structures that is completed offsite or completed onsite with components shipped with the factory-built structure;
  • Clarifies that a local government's authority is over work completed onsite and is not over work performed offsite or work that is completed onsite using components shipped with the factory-built structure;
  • Allows the division to authorize a local government to inspect and charge fees related to work that is completed onsite using components shipped with a factory-built structure;
  • Clarifies that a factory-built structure bearing an insignia of approval issued by the division complies with applicable state codes and local government installation requirements approved by the division;
  • Clarifies that an insignia of approval affixed to the factory-built structure does not expire unless the design and construction of the factory-built structure has been modified by approved plans;
  • Clarifies that a homeowner who installs a manufactured home for their own personal use is not required to register with the division;
  • Allows the division to set the minimum amount of a surety bond, filed by insurance, and educational requirements for a registered installer of a manufactured home by rule-making;
  • Creates disclosure requirements relating to financial instruments and legal actions for installation contracts;
  • Requires installers to contact the division if the installer is not able to strictly comply with the manufacturer's instructions;
  • Clarifies that a manufacturer must receive an installation authorization unless the installation is occurring in a jurisdiction where a local government is acting as an independent contractor;
  • Clarifies that an installation insignia must be affixed to the manufactured home by the division or the local government independent contractor upon the completion of the installation;
  • Clarifies what costs the installer may be required to pay if a manufactured home was not completely installed;
  • Requires an insurer or financial institution to pay the division or owner of a manufactured home the amount of a claim against the letter of credit, certificate of deposit, or surety bond filed with the division by a registered installer if there has been a final judgment against the registered installer finding that the installer failed to perform as required by applicable law ;
  • Clarifies that a local government's authority over installations of manufactured homes to government may only enact installation rules related to weight restrictions for snow roof loads or wind shear factors geographic or climatic conditions and any such rules cannot be applied to conflict with the standards set by the United States department of housing and urban development federal law ;
  • Allows a local government to require onsite mitigation addressing public safety requirements applicable to manufactured homes that comply with the federal manufactured home construction and safety standard;
  • Clarifies that a person who is employed by a registered seller to negotiate for the sale of manufactured homes is not considered a seller for purposes of the applicable registration requirements;
  • Removes the requirement that a seller of a manufactured home escrow all down payments paid by a purchaser in a separate fiduciary account;
  • Allows the division to set escrow requirements and the minimum amount of a surety bond financial instrument filed by a registered seller of a manufactured home through rule-making;
  • Removes the requirement that the division send the attorney general a monthly list of all persons registered and bonded with the division;
  • Removes the restriction that any letter of credit, certificate of deposit, or surety bond financial instrument filed with the division is only revocable upon the written consent of the attorney general;
  • Allows the division to execute a surety bond filed by a registered seller on behalf of the purchaser of a manufactured home;
  • Removes the requirement that a seller of a manufactured home disclose in a sales contract language pertaining to escrow requirements that are eliminated by the bill;
  • Clarifies the disclosures that are required to be made in contracts for the sale of manufactured homes;
  • Clarifies that any fines paid to the division by a seller must be credited by the state treasurer to the building regulation fund;
  • Clarifies the types of homes that may not be excluded by counties and municipalities ; and
  • Clarifies that a county or municipality must comply with the state requirements for local installation standards when enacting building code provisions for a manufactured home.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Sponsors: E. Hooton (D) / J. Ginal (D) | R. Woodward (R)
Position: Monitor
Comment: 3-2-21
Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
3/23/2021 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/26/2021 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/29/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/30/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/12/2021 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/15/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/16/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/30/2021 Sent to the Governor
4/30/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB21-1083 State Board Assessment Appeals Valuation Adjustment 
Short Title: State Board Assessment Appeals Valuation Adjustment
Summary:

Under current law, when a property owner appeals the valuation of property set by a county board of equalization, the state board of assessment appeals may not increase the valuation the valuation may not be increased on appeal . The bill removes this restriction.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Sponsors: A. Benavidez (D) / K. Priola (R) | R. Zenzinger (D)
Position: Oppose
Comment: 4-6-21
Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
2/24/2021 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/1/2021 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/2/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/4/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
3/16/2021 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/19/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/22/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/29/2021 Sent to the Governor
3/29/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/29/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/7/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB21-1167 Private Construction Contract Payments 
Short Title: Private Construction Contract Payments
Summary:

The bill prohibits a property owner from withholding from a contractor more than 5% of the price of completed work to ensure the work is satisfactorily completed. The contractor and subcontractors are also prohibited from withholding more than 5% from subcontractors and suppliers. The bill also clarifies that these prohibitions do not apply to other types of contractual conditions made before payment is due.

The contract may require lien waivers to be executed before payment is made.

The bill applies to:

  • A contract that has a price of at least $150,000; and
  • A subcontract or supply agreement to such a contract.

The bill does not apply to a single contract that governs:

  • The building of:
  • A single-family dwelling;
  • A multifamily dwelling with 4 or fewer family dwelling units; or
  • A contract with a public entity.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Sponsors: M. Duran (D) | P. Will (R) / J. Gonzales (D) | R. Scott (R)
Position: Support
Comment:
Status: 3/4/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
3/18/2021 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/23/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/25/2021 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/26/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/29/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/26/2021 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/29/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/11/2021 Sent to the Governor
5/11/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/11/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/17/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB21-1174 Transfer Senate Bill 20-219 Certificates Of Participation Issuance Premium To Capital Construction Fund 
Short Title: Transfer Senate Bill 20-219 Certificates Of Participation Issuance Premium To Capital Construction Fund
Summary:

Capital Development Committee. The bill requires the state treasurer to transfer to the capital construction fund any excess proceeds from the issuance of a lease-purchase agreement under Senate Bill 20-219 that are initially credited to the emergency controlled maintenance account.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Sponsors: E. Hooton (D) / T. Story (D)
Position: Support
Comment: 3-16-21
Status: 3/4/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
3/18/2021 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/14/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/18/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/19/2021 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/20/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/24/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
5/28/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/28/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/1/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/16/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/16/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/17/2021 Sent to the Governor
7/2/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB21-1213 Conversion Of Pinnacol Assurance 
Short Title: Conversion Of Pinnacol Assurance
Summary:

Section 2 of the bill:

  • Sets forth a process and deadlines for and requires the conversion of Pinnacol Assurance from a political subdivision of the state to a stock insurance company owned by a mutual insurance holding company, the initial members of which are the policyholders of Pinnacol Assurance immediately prior to the conversion, and also sets forth a process and deadlines for the disaffiliation of Pinnacol Assurance from the public employees' retirement association (PERA), with details as to how the disaffiliation is to be accomplished;
  • Requires the transfer of a specified amount from Pinnacol Assurance to the state within 5 days of the effective date of the conversion and requires the money transferred to be allocated in equal shares to the controlled maintenance trust fund and to the just transition trust fund; and
  • Requires the commissioner of insurance to contract with an insurance company as the carrier of last resort for employers seeking workers' compensation insurance and for the successor stock insurance company to serve in that capacity for a transitional period.

Section 3 repeals the existing statutes concerning Pinnacol Assurance in its current form as a political subdivision of the state.Sections 4 to 35 make conforming amendments necessitated by the conversion of Pinnacol Assurance from a political subdivision of the state to a stock insurance company owned by a mutual insurance holding company and the disaffiliation of Pinnacol Assurance from PERA.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Sponsors: M. Soper (R)
Position:
Comment: 3-16-21
Status: 3/5/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs + Finance
3/22/2021 House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB21-1264 Funds Workforce Development Increase Worker Skills 
Short Title: Funds Workforce Development Increase Worker Skills
Summary:

The bill creates the stimulus investments in reskilling, upskilling, and next-skilling workers program (program) as an initiative of the state work force development council (state council) to facilitate training for unemployed and underemployed workers in the state during times of substantial unemployment, defined as a statewide an unemployment rate that exceeds 4% statewide or within a work force development area . The bill appropriates $25 million for the program and directs the state council to use the money to support individuals in need of:

  • Reskilling, which supports unemployed and underemployed workers to change industries in order to return to work or obtain more appropriate work based on their skills;
  • Upskilling, which assists workers in increasing skill levels to retain or advance in their employment; or
  • Next-skilling, which supports workers in developing future-ready skills necessary for employment in the twenty-first century.

The state council, in collaboration with the department of labor and employment (department) , is directed to allocate funding as follows:

  • $2.75 million to local work force development areas and to develop for the program;
  • $3 million for a grant program developed by the state council to award grants to other partners to provide reskilling, upskilling, and next-skilling supports to eligible individuals for up to 13 months ; and
  • $1.25 million fror the department to conduct outreach and recruitment, provide access to digital platforms for career navigation, issue licenses for virtual training classes, and implement, administer, and report on the program, with any portion of the money allocated for these that is unencumbered and unexpended as of June 30, 2022, reallocated for the program and the grant program.

Starting in 2022, as part of the Colorado talent report, the state council is directed to report on the activities and outcomes resulting from the program. The program repeals on June 30, 2024.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Sponsors: T. Sullivan (D) | M. Young (D) / C. Kolker | D. Hisey (R)
Position: Support
Comment: 2-20-21
Status: 4/6/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
4/21/2021 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/28/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/28/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/29/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
5/12/2021 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/3/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/3/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
6/4/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
6/7/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
6/8/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/22/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/22/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/22/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/23/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, June 8 2021
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS
(19) in house calendar.
Fiscal Notes:

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HB21-1286 Energy Performance For Buildings 
Short Title: Energy Performance For Buildings
Summary:

Section 1 of the bill requires owners of certain large buildings (covered buildings), on an annual basis, to collect and report to the Colorado energy office (office) the covered building's energy use. The bill establishes a process requiring certain electric and gas utilities to provide energy-use data to a covered building owner when requested by the covered building owner.

Section 1 also requires that, on or before June 1, 2027, a covered building owner demonstrate that, in 2026, the covered building met performance standards set forth in the bill. A covered building owner must demonstrate compliance with the performance standards every 5 years after June 1, 2027. A task force consisting of various building owners, building professionals, utility representatives, and local government representatives is authorized to recommend modifications of the performance standards for adoption as rules by the air quality control commission (commission), which is required to adopt rules in 2026 or 2027 that extend or modify the performance standards and waivers and extensions of time related to the performance standards . Thereafter, the commission may, as the commission deems necessary, modify the performance standards by rule.Section 2 authorizes the office to use the energy fund to help finance its work to administer the benchmarking and performance standard program described in section 1 (program).Section 2 3 requires the office to administer the program and assist covered building owners with the reporting requirements set forth in section 1 by:

  • Creating a database of covered buildings and owners required to comply with section 1;
  • Tracking compliance with the program and providing a list of noncompliant owners of covered buildings to the division of administration in the department of public health and environment;
  • Developing publicly available, digitally interactive maps and lists showing the energy-use and performance-standard data reported;
  • Coordinating with any local government that implements its own energy benchmarking requirements or energy performance program, including coordination of reporting requirements; and
  • Collecting an annual fee from owners of covered buildings of $100 per covered building ; except that owners of certain types of public covered buildings are exempt from paying the fee . The office is required to transfer the fees collected to the state treasurer, who will credit the fees to the climate change mitigation and adaptation fund (fund) created in section 2 3 .

Section 3 4 imposes penalties for violations of section 1 of up to $500, up to $2,000, or up to $5,000, depending on whether the violations are first violations or subsequent violations, and requires that the civil penalty payments be credited to the fund. Certain subsequent violations are also subject to a penalty of 2 cents per square foot of gross floor area of the covered building for each day that the violations continue. Owners of certain types of public covered buildings are exempt from paying the penalties.Section 4 5 modifies the definition of an "energy performance contract" that a governing body of a municipality, county, special district, or school district (board) enters into for evaluation, recommendations, or implementation of energy-saving measures to remove requirements that a board's payment for goods and services pursuant to the contract be made within a certain number of years of the contract's execution.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Sponsors: C. Kipp (D) | A. Valdez (D) / K. Priola (R) | B. Pettersen (D)
Position: Oppose
Comment: 5-4-21
Status: 4/21/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
5/6/2021 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
5/17/2021 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/21/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/21/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/24/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/25/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/26/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/26/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
6/1/2021 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/3/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/4/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
6/7/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
6/8/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/21/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/21/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/21/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/24/2021 Signed by Governor
6/24/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, June 8 2021
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS
(31) in house calendar.
Fiscal Notes:

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HB21-1290 Additional Funding For Just Transition 
Short Title: Additional Funding For Just Transition
Summary:

The bill makes general fund transfers of $8 million to the just transition cash fund (fund) and $7 million to a newly created coal transition worker assistance program account (account) in the fund. The just transition office (office) is required to expend at least 70% of the money transferred to the fund in by the close of state fiscal year (FY) 2021-22 and any remaining money in state FY 2022-23 to implement the final just transition plan for Colorado and to provide supplemental funding for existing state programs that the office identifies as the most effective vehicles for targeted investment in coal transition communities. In expending the money, the office is required to develop specific criteria for prioritizing the expenditures, emphasize investment in tier one transition communities, as defined by the bill, and support specified types of programs in accordance with specified requirements and limitations.

Subject to specified requirements and limitations, the department of labor and employment (CDLE) is required to expend at least 70% of the money transferred to the account in by the close of state FY 2021-22 and any remaining money in state FY 2022-23 first for assistance programs that directly assist coal transition workers and then, if money remains, to support family and other household members of coal transition workers and create and implement a pilot program to test innovative coal transition work support programs.

The bill also:

  • Amends and supplements existing definitions of "coal transition community" and "coal transition worker" to improve the implementation of just transition;
  • For state FY 2020-21, appropriates $8 million from the fund to CDLE for use by the office to implement the final just transition plan for Colorado and to provide supplemental funding for existing state programs that the office identifies as the most effective vehicles for targeted investment in coal transition communities as specified in the bill. Any portion of the appropriation not spent by the close of state FY 2020-21 remains available for expenditure by the office for the same purposes until the close of state FY 2022-23; and
  • For state FY 2020-21, appropriates $7 million from the account to CDLE for use by CDLE first for assistance programs that directly assist coal transition workers and then, if money remains, to support family and other household members of coal transition workers and create and implement a pilot program to test innovative coal transition work support programs as specified in the bill. Any portion of the appropriation not spent by the close of state FY 2020-21 remains available for expenditure by CDLE for the same purposes until the close of state FY 2022-23.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | P. Will (R) / S. Fenberg (D) | B. Rankin (R)
Position: Support
Comment: 5-18-21
Status: 4/21/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
5/6/2021 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/14/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/18/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/19/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/20/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/20/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
5/24/2021 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/1/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/1/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/11/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/11/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/11/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/30/2021 Signed by Governor
6/30/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB21-1303 Global Warming Potential For Public Project Materials 
Short Title: Global Warming Potential For Public Project Materials
Summary:

The department of personnel office of the state architect and the department of transportation are each required to establish policies regarding the global warming potential for specific categories of eligible materials used to construct certain public projects.

The department of personnel office of the state architect is required to establish a maximum acceptable global warming potential for each category of eligible material used in certain public projects under its purview. The bill specifies which building materials are eligible materials. The department of personnel office of the state architect is required to set base the maximum acceptable global warming potential at on the industry average of global warming potential emissions for that material and to express it as a number that states the maximum acceptable global warming potential for each category of eligible material.Specifications for solicitations for a public project requested by the department of personnel are required to include that the global warming potential for any eligible material that will be used in the project shall not exceed the maximum acceptable global warming potential for that material determined by the department.

The department of transportation is required to develop policies to determine, track, and record greenhouse gas emissions for each category of eligible materials used in certain public projects under its purview in a manner consistent with criteria in an environmental product declaration.

The department of personnel office of the state architect and the department of transportation are both are required to strive to achieve continuous reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in construction materials over time for the projects under their purview.

For solicitations for certain public projects under the purview of the department of personnel office of the state architect or the department of transportation issued after certain dates, the contractor that is awarded the contract is required to submit a current environmental product declaration for each eligible material proposed to be used in the public project.

A contractor that is awarded a contract for a public project is prohibited from installing any eligible material on the project until the contractor submits an environmental product declaration for that material.

The department of personnel office of the state architect and the department of transportation are required to annually report to the general assembly regarding the implementation of the bill.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Sponsors: T. Bernett | B. McLachlan (D) / C. Hansen (D)
Position: Support
Comment: 5-18-21
Status: 5/5/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
5/20/2021 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/21/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/21/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/22/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/24/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/24/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
5/25/2021 Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/25/2021 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/28/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/28/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
6/1/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
6/7/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/21/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/21/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/21/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
7/6/2021 Signed by Governor
7/6/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB21-1306 Accreditation Of Postsecondary Institutions 
Short Title: Accreditation Of Postsecondary Institutions
Summary:

Current law requires a private college or university operating in the state to be institutionally accredited on the basis of an on-site review by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the United States department of education (DOE). The bill allows private colleges and universities and private occupational schools to be accredited by:

  • Institutional or programmatic accrediting bodies recognized by the DOE; or by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or
  • Programmatic accrediting bodies that may are recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as having the ability to accredit freestanding, single-purpose institutions of construction education .

If an institution intends to seek institutional accreditation from a programmatic accrediting body, the scope of such recognition must reflect the accrediting body's ability, as recognized by the DOE or the CHEA, to accredit a freestanding, single-purpose institution.

The bill states it is a deceptive trade or sales practice for a private occupational school to advertise or otherwise represent that it is accredited unless the school is accredited by an accrediting body that is recognized by the DOE or is accredited by a programmatic accrediting body that is recognized by the CHEA as having the ability to accredit a freestanding, single-purpose institution of construction education .

The bill allows an educational institution or educational service that is exempt from the requirements of the "Private Occupational Education Act of 1981" to waive its exempt status in order to apply for authorization to operate a private occupational school, subject to certain conditions.

For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, the bill appropriates $98,796 to the department of higher education from the private occupational schools fund. $45,626 of this amount is for use by the division of private occupational schools, and $53,170 of this amount is reappropriated to the department of law to use to provide legal services to the department of higher education.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Sponsors: A. Garnett (D) | T. Geitner (R) / R. Rodriguez (D) | P. Lundeen (R)
Position: Support
Comment: 5-18-21
Status: 5/5/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
5/19/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Finance
5/22/2021 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/24/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/25/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/25/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/26/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/26/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/27/2021 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/2/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/2/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/22/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/22/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/22/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/23/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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HB21-1311 Income Tax 
Short Title: Income Tax
Summary:

Section 2 of the bill modifies how taxable income is determined for individuals for purposes of the state income tax. Specifically, it:

  • Imposes a cap for taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes equal to or exceeding $400,000 on certain itemized deductions claimed under the internal revenue code;
  • Repeals, for social security income that is included in federal taxable income only, the cap on the deduction for pension and annuity income received;
  • Adds a cap, per taxpayer per beneficiary, on the deduction for contributions made to 529 plans;
  • Requires individual taxpayers to add amounts of federal taxable income that are equal to the enhanced federal deductions for food and beverage in a restaurant for the 2022 income year; and
  • Extends the limit on the federal deduction allowed under section 199A of the internal revenue code.

Section 3 increases the earned income tax credit to 20% for income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2022, and but before January 1, 2023, and income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2026. Section 3 also increases the earned income tax credit to 25% for income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2023, but before January 1, 2026. Finally, section 3 applies the lowered minimum age for individuals without a qualifying child in the federal "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021" to the state credit for income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2022.Section 4 funds the child tax credit for income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2022, and allows a child tax credit in the state regardless of the federal requirement that a qualifying child must have a social security number for the federal child tax credit. Section 4 also specifies that if the changes to the federal child tax credit in the "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021" are no longer in effect, the percentages of the state child tax credit are increased.Sections 5 through 7 make the state's corporate income tax more uniform compared to other states by replacing the current combined reporting standard with the multistate tax commission's standard. In addition, these sections modify Section 5 modifies the computation of the corporate income tax receipts factor to make it more congruent with the unitary business principle combined reporting .In addition to making the state's corporate income tax more uniform compared to other states, section 6 Section 5 also prevents corporations from using tax shelters in foreign jurisdictions for the purpose of tax avoidance.Section 7 Section 6 functions to prevent corporations from using tax shelters in foreign jurisdictions for the purpose of tax avoidance and additionally modifies how taxable income is determined for C corporations for purposes of the state income tax. Specifically, it requires corporate taxpayers to add amounts of federal taxable income that are equal to the enhanced federal deductions for food and beverage in a restaurant for the 2022 income year.Section 8 repeals a Section 7 limits the state subtraction for certain capital gains incurred by allowing the subtraction to a taxpayer who is required to file a Schedule F, profit or loss from farming, as an attachment to the taxpayer's federal income tax return for the tax year in which the net capital gains arise for the sale of real property, not tangible personal property, that is classified as agricultural land for property tax purposes .Section 9 Section 8 creates a temporary income tax credit for a business for a percentage of the conversion costs to convert the business to a worker-owned coop, an employee stock ownership plan, or an employee ownership trust.Sections 10 through 13 9 through 12 address the avoidance of income tax by certain captive insurance companies.Section 13 adds an appropriation to the office of the governor for use by the office of economic development for the administration of the income tax credit for a business converting to a worker-owned coop, an employee stock ownership plan, or an employee ownership trust.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Sponsors: E. Sirota (D) | M. Weissman (D) / C. Hansen (D) | D. Moreno (D)
Position: Oppose
Comment: 5-18-21
Status: 5/10/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
5/14/2021 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/18/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/20/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/21/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/22/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/24/2021 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/25/2021 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/25/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/26/2021 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/1/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/2/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
6/3/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
6/4/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
6/7/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/16/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/16/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/17/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/23/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB21-1312 Insurance Premium Property Sales Severance Tax 
Short Title: Insurance Premium Property Sales Severance Tax
Summary:

The bill makes changes to several state and local government taxes.

Insurance premium tax. Currently, the insurance premium tax is equal to 2% of premiums collected or contracted for covering property or risks in this state; except that a company that is deemed to maintain a home office or regional home office in this state pays tax of 1%. Section 2 of the bill requires a company to have at least 2.5% a minimum percentage of its total domestic workforce in the state in order for the company to be deemed to maintain a home office or regional home office. This percentage is 2% for 2022, 2.25% for 2023, and 2.5% for 2024 and thereafter. This section also narrows the tax exemption for annuities considerations to those that are purchased in connection with a qualified retirement plan, a Roth 401(k), or an individual retirement account. For the purpose of auditing a company's tax statement, section 2 also authorizes the commissioner of insurance to appoint an independent examiner to conduct an examination on behalf of the commissioner.Property tax. For purposes of imposing the property tax, section 4 requires the actual value of real property to reflect the value of the fee simple estate. Section 5 requires that the actual value of personal property be determined based on the property's value in use, which will be defined by the property tax administrator.

There is an exemption from property tax for business personal property that would otherwise be listed on a single personal property if the property is less than a certain amount, which increases with inflation each property tax cycle. For the next current property tax cycle, section 6 increases the exemption from $7,900 to $50,000. Similar to the reimbursement for the homestead exemption, the state is required to reimburse local governments for lost property tax revenue caused by the increase. The first reimbursement will be based on actual property tax schedules filed, and future reimbursements will be adjusted estimates based on the initial amount. Section 7 requires the assessor to provide an estimate of the exempt business personal property along with the certifications to local governments.Sales and use tax. The state sales and use tax is imposed on the sale and use of tangible personal property. Section 7 8 codifies the department of revenue rule that the definition of "tangible personal property" includes "digital goods". Section 8 9 specifies that the state sales tax applies to amounts charged for mainframe computer access, photocopying, and packing and crating.

A retailer who collects state sales tax is currently allowed to retain 4% of the state sales taxes collected, with a monthly cap of $1,000, as compensation for the retailer's expenses incurred in collecting and remitting the tax (vendor fee). Beginning January 1, 2022, section 9 10 eliminates the vendor fee for any filing period that the retailer's total taxable sales were greater than $1 million.Severance taxes. The severance tax on oil and gas is currently imposed on gross income, which is equal to the net amount realized for the sale of the oil and gas. The net amount realized is equal to the gross lease revenues, less deductions for any transportation, manufacturing, or processing costs by the taxpayer borne by the taxpayer (netback deductions). Section 10 11 limits the netback deductions to direct costs actually paid by the taxpayer for those purposes, which disallows costs of capital and other indirect expenses.

Currently, the first 300,000 tons of coal produced in each quarter is exempt from the property tax. There is also a tax credit equal to 50% for coal produced from underground mines and another credit in the same amount for lignitic coal. Beginning with the 2022 taxable year, section 11 12 phases out the quarterly exemption and both tax credits. The additional severance tax that results from these changes is credited to the just transition cash fund under section 12 13 .

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Sponsors: M. Weissman (D) | E. Sirota (D) / C. Hansen (D) | D. Moreno (D)
Position: Oppose
Comment: 5-18-21
Status: 5/10/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
5/14/2021 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/18/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/20/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/21/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/22/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/24/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/26/2021 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/1/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/2/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
6/3/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
6/4/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
6/7/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/16/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/16/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/17/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/23/2021 Signed by Governor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB21-1319 Temporary Modifications To Prevailing Wage Requirements 
Short Title: Temporary Modifications To Prevailing Wage Requirements
Summary:

Senate Bill 19-196, enacted in 2019, requires that a state agency (agency) specify a general prevailing rate of wages and other payments provided to employees (prevailing rate) in certain contracts for public projects, and it applies to state solicitations issued for projects (solicitations) on or after July 1, 2021.

For solicitations issued on July 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021, only, the bill requires that the agency obtain the general prevailing rate directly from the United States department of labor. For solicitations issued on or after January 1, 2022, the agency must obtain the general prevailing rate from the director of the Colorado department of personnel and administration (department).

For solicitations issued on July 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021, only, the bill requires that the agency keep a schedule of the prevailing rate on file for the life of the project. Beginning on January 1, 2022, the director of the department is required to keep a schedule of the customary prevailing rate in his or her office.

The bill also permits the department to include only solicitations issued on or after January 1, 2022, rather than solicitations issued on or after July 1, 2021, in its annual reports detailing the amount of apprenticeship training contributions paid.


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

Sponsors: M. Duran (D) / P. Lee (D)
Position: Support
Comment:
Status: 5/14/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
5/20/2021 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/21/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/22/2021 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/24/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/24/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
5/26/2021 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/28/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/1/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/14/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/14/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/15/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/23/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB21-119 Increasing Access To High-Quality Credentials 
Short Title: Increasing Access To High-Quality Credentials
Summary:

The career development success program provides financial incentives for participating school districts and participating charter schools to encourage pupils enrolled in grades 9 through 12 to enroll in and successfully complete qualified industry-credential programs; qualified internship, residency, or construction industry pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship programs; and qualified advanced placement courses (programs and courses). The bill amends the list of qualified programs by removing residency programs and expanding pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs to include any industry program, not just construction industry programs.

The bill expands the definition of a qualified industry-credential program to include a career and technical education program that, upon completion, results in an industry-recognized credential with labor market value aligned with a high-skill, high-wage, in-demand job.

Current law requires the work force development council (council) to identify the programs and courses by identifying the jobs included in the Colorado talent report with the greatest regional and state demand, including jobs in in-demand industries. The bill requires the council to consult with relevant industries to identify the programs and courses by identifying high-skill, high-wage jobs in in-demand industries that have labor market value. Any programs and courses the council determines do not demonstrate labor market value may be removed from the council's website.

Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, and each school year thereafter, the department of education (department), in coordination with the department of labor and employment, the department of higher education, the Colorado community college system, and employers from in-demand industries, shall identify the top 10 industry-recognized credentials that may be awarded to high school students. For each identified credential, the department shall specify how the courses taken to earn the credential align with the state academic standards.

The bill requires each participating school district, each nonparticipating school district on behalf of its participating charter schools, and the state charter school institute on behalf of each participating institute charter school to report to the department the total number of pupils who successfully complete a program or course, disaggregated by the student's race, ethnicity, and gender, and whether the student is a student with a disability, an English language learner, or eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

Current law requires each participating school district and each participating charter school to regularly communicate to all high school students the availability of programs and courses and the benefits a student receives as a result of successfully completing one of the programs or courses. The bill expands this requirement to all middle school students and the students' families.

The bill requires each participating school district and each participating charter school to communicate how industry-recognized credentials and guaranteed-transfer pathways courses that are included in such credentials are aligned with postsecondary degrees and high-skill, high-wage, in-demand jobs, and the top 10 industry-recognized credentials identified by the department. The communications must be provided in a language that the students and the students' families understand.

The bill updates the department's annual reporting requirements to the general assembly to include:

  • Whether the students participating in the programs and courses enlisted in the military or entered the workforce after graduation;
  • How money received under the career development success program was used to promote the availability of programs and courses; and
  • How the participating school district or participating charter school determined which programs and courses to offer, including how the programs and courses are aligned with local workforce needs.

No later than July 1, 2022, the department, in collaboration with the Colorado community college system, shall publish and disseminate materials through existing and relevant platforms used to engage with districts that include, at a minimum, the top 10 industry-recognized credentials and a sample communications plan for how a participating school district or participating charter school may communicate the value of credentials and experiences to students and families.

The bill requires participating school districts and participating charter schools to utilize program funding to promote access to programs and courses.

The bill requires the return on investment report to include information specifically identifying the number of high school students enrolled and the number of degrees and certificates awarded through the career development success program.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Sponsors: J. Bridges (D) | P. Lundeen (R) / D. Esgar (D) | T. Geitner (R)
Position: Monitor
Comment: 3-2-21
Status: 2/23/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/17/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/1/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/6/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/7/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/8/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
5/5/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/14/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/14/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/17/2021 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/18/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/19/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/8/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/8/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/8/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/30/2021 Signed by Governor
6/30/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB21-176 Protecting Opportunities And Workers' Rights Act 
Short Title: Protecting Opportunities And Workers' Rights Act
Summary:

For purposes of addressing discriminatory or unfair employment practices pursuant to Colorado's anti-discrimination laws, the bill enacts the "Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights (POWR) Act", which:

  • Continues the Colorado civil rights division (division) and the Colorado civil rights commission (commission) indefinitely;
  • Directs the division to include "harassment" as a basis or description of discrimination on any charge form or charge intake mechanism;
  • Allows an employment discrimination claim to be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction in the county or district where the alleged discriminatory or unfair employment practice occurred; and allows an individual to file a civil action, without otherwise exhausting administrative proceedings and remedies, as long as the individual either files a charge with the Colorado civil rights commission (commission) or serves a written demand for the relief on the individual's employer and allows the employer 14 days to respond;
  • Directs the division to develop and provide to employers, free of charge, training and education programs regarding the prevention of harassment and discrimination in the workplace, bystander intervention, and workplace civility;
  • Expands the definition of "employee" to include individuals in domestic service individuals who perform a service for a price, including independent contractors, subcontractors, and their employees; and individuals who offer services or labor without pay and specifies that an individual performing services for pay for another is deemed an employee unless, by a preponderance of the evidence, it is proven that the individual satisfies the conditions under the state wage law for a determination that the individual is not an employee;
  • Adds a requirement that a written, electronic, or oral agreement or contract under which a person performs services for another must require that the person for whom the services are performed shall not engage in any discriminatory or unfair employment practice with respect to the individual performing the services ;
  • Adds new definitions of "caregiver", "care recipient", "child", "minor child", and "harass" or "harassment" "hostile work environment", and "independent contractor" and repeals the current definition of "harass" that requires creation of a hostile work environment;
  • Adds protections from discriminatory or unfair employment practices for individuals based on their "marital status" or "caregiver status";
  • Specifies that in harassment claims, the alleged conduct need not be severe or pervasive to constitute a discriminatory or unfair employment practice, and an employer has an affirmative defense to the claim if the employer demonstrates that, when the employer knew or should have known of the harassment, the employer took prompt, reasonable, and, if warranted, remedial action to end the harassment, deter future harassers, and protect employees;
  • Specifies that it is a discriminatory or unfair employment practice for an employer to fail to initiate an investigation of a complaint or fail to take prompt , reasonable, and, if warranted, remedial action; if appropriate;
  • Specifies the requirements for an employer to avoid liability when an employee proves that a supervisor unlawfully harassed that employee;
  • Prohibits certain preemployment medical examinations, imposes limitations on inquiries and examinations about an employee's disability during employment, and specifies that violations of these prohibitions and limitations constitute discriminatory or unfair employment practices;
  • Expands the time limit to file a charge with the commission from 6 months to 300 days after the alleged discriminatory or unfair employment practice occurred;
  • Repeals the limits on remedies in cases involving age discrimination;
  • Limits the ability of an employer to require confidentiality of claims once a charge is filed with the commission Specifies requirements that must be satisfied for a nondisclosure provision in an agreement between an employer and employee to be enforceable; voids a nondisclosure provision if a party makes a material misrepresentation; and requires the division to provide to a charging party other charges filed with the division against the same respondent; and
  • Requires employers with 20 or more employees to provide and maintain records of training and education to all employees regarding harassment and discrimination prevention, bystander intervention, and workplace civility, encourages other employers to provide the training and education, and authorizes the division director to impose penalties on employers that fail to comply with the training and recordkeeping requirements.

The bill appropriates the following amounts to the following departments to implement the bill:

  • $539,292 and 6.0 FTE to the department of corrections;
  • $71,905 and 0.8 FTE to the department of education;
  • $134,823 and 1.5 FTE to the office of the governor;
  • $22,471 and 0.5 FTE to the department of health care policy and financing;
  • $449,410 and 5.0 FTE to the department of human services;
  • $449,410 and 5.0 FTE to the judicial department;
  • $107,858 and 1.2 FTE to the department of labor and employment;
  • $401,180 and 2.5 FTE to the department of law;
  • $134,823 and 1.5 FTE to the department of natural resources;
  • $630,465 and 1.5 FTE to the department of personnel;
  • $125,835 and 1.4 FTE to the department of public health and environment;
  • $161,788 and 1.8 FTE to the department of public safety;
  • $652,879 and 9.7 FTE to the department of regulatory agencies;
  • $134,823 and 1.5 FTE to the department of revenue; and
  • $269,646 and 3.0 FTE to the department of transportation.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Sponsors: F. Winter (D) | B. Pettersen (D) / S. Lontine (D) | M. Gray (D)
Position: Oppose
Comment: 4-6-21
Status: 3/8/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/1/2021 Senate Committee on Judiciary Lay Over Amended
5/6/2021 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/24/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/26/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/27/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/1/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
6/3/2021 House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
6/7/2021 House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


SB21-197 Workers' Compensation Physician 
Short Title: Workers' Compensation Physician
Summary:

The bill provides injured workers control over the selection of the primary treating physician in workers' compensation cases, allowing them to choose from any level I or level II accredited physician through the division of workers' compensation. The bill creates the mechanism by which the injured worker may select the treating physician, and requires the employer or insurer to choose the physician when an injured worker is unable or unwilling to select the treating physician.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Sponsors: R. Rodriguez (D) / S. Woodrow (D) | A. Boesenecker
Position: Oppose
Comment: 4-6-21
Status: 3/24/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/28/2021 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/4/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/10/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
5/27/2021 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


SB21-199 Remove Barriers To Certain Public Opportunities 
Short Title: Remove Barriers To Certain Public Opportunities
Summary:

The bill states that, upon passage of the bill, verification of lawful presence in the United States is not required for any purpose that lawful presence is not required by law, ordinance, or rule to receive benefits pursuant to a federal stimulus law or rule.The Effective July 1, 2022, the bill repeals existing provisions that require a person to demonstrate the person's lawful presence in the United States to be eligible for certain public benefits and requires that lawful presence is not a requirement of eligibility for state or local public benefits, as defined by 8 U.S.C. sec. 1621.

The bill amends certain statutory provisions that still require lawful presence to clarify acceptable documents to demonstrate eligibility. The general assembly shall not allocate additional funding to any state or local public benefit program for this purpose for fiscal year 2021-22. However, starting for fiscal year 2022-23, any additional funding required for a state or local public benefit program for this purpose is subject to the standard budget process for the applicable program.

Current law prohibits a state agency or political subdivision from entering into or renewing a public contract with a contractor who knowingly employs or contracts persons who are undocumented. The bill repeals that requirement and associated statutory provisions.

Current law requires that state agencies and local governments use secure and verifiable identity documents when providing services or issuing official documents. The bill repeals that requirement and associated statutory provisions.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Sponsors: S. Jaquez Lewis | F. Winter (D) / D. Esgar (D) | S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Position:
Comment: 4-6-21
Status: 3/26/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/22/2021 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/14/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/18/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/19/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/19/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
5/27/2021 House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/1/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/2/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/2/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/3/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
6/4/2021 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/7/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/7/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/16/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/16/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/16/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/25/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


SB21-200 Reduce Greenhouse Gases Increase Environmental Justice 
Short Title: Reduce Greenhouse Gases Increase Environmental Justice
Summary:

Current law requires the air quality control commission (AQCC) to adopt rules that will result in the statewide reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 26% by 2025, 50% by 2030, and 90% by 2050, as compared to 2005 emissions. Section 2 of the bill supplements these requirements by:

  • Directing the AQCC to:
  • Consider the social cost of GHG emissions;
  • Require GHG reductions on a linear or more stringent path; and
  • Finalize its implementing rules by March 1, 2022, including specific net emission weight limits for various emission sectors, subject to modification by the AQCC, including through the use of a multi-sector program;
  • Directing each wholesale generation and transmission electric cooperative to file with the public utilities commission a responsible energy plan that will achieve at least an 80% GHG reduction by 2030 as compared to 2005 levels and specifying that if a plan is not filed, the cooperative must achieve at least a 90% GHG reduction by 2030 as compared to 2005 levels; and
  • Directing each retail, wholesale, and municipal electric utility and cooperative electric association to reduce its GHG emissions by at least 95% between 2035 and 2040 and by 100% by 2040.

Section 3 adds GHG to the definition of "regulated pollutant", prohibits the AQCC from excluding GHG emissions from the requirement to pay annual emission fees that are based on emissions of regulated pollutants, gives the AQCC rule-making authority to set the GHG annual emission fee, and authorizes the use of these fees for outreach to and engagement of disproportionately impacted communities. Section 4 requires the AQCC's GHG reporting rules to establish an assumed emission rate representing the average regional fossil fuel generation emission rate for electricity generated by a renewable energy resource for which the associated renewable energy credit is not retired in the year generated.Section 5 creates an environmental justice ombudsperson position and an environmental justice advisory board in the department of public health and environment. The ombudsperson and the advisory board will work collaboratively to promote environmental justice in Colorado. Sections 2 and 5 specify processes for soliciting and facilitating input from disproportionately impacted communities regarding proposed AQCC rule changes and departmental decision-making.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Sponsors: F. Winter (D) | D. Moreno (D) / D. Jackson (D)
Position:
Comment: 4-6-21
Status: 3/29/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
4/20/2021 Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Finance
4/28/2021 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/12/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/14/2021 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/7/2021 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 12/09/2021 - No Amendments
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB21-202 Public School Air Quality Improvement Grants 
Short Title: Public School Air Quality Improvement Grants
Summary:

The bill transfers $10 million from the general fund to the public school capital construction assistance fund (assistance fund) for the purpose of providing "Building Excellent Schools Today Act" (BEST) grants to fund public school air quality improvement projects. The public school capital construction assistance board (board) is authorized to make the grants and is required to prioritize grant awards based on grant applicants' existing calculated local match requirements for BEST grants, with applicants with the lowest matching money requirements having the highest priority and applicants with the highest matching money requirements having the lowest priority. The board is also required to submit a report about the grants to the general assembly during the department of education's 2022 "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" presentation to legislative committees of reference. Notwithstanding the use of existing calculated local match requirements for grant prioritization purposes, the grants are exempted from existing matching money requirements for BEST grants. The bill makes an appropriation of $10 million from the assistance fund to the board.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Sponsors: D. Moreno (D) | P. Lundeen (R) / E. Sirota (D) | C. Larson (R)
Position: Support
Comment: 4-6-21
Status: 3/31/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/15/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/30/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/30/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/5/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
5/20/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/28/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/28/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
6/1/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/10/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/10/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/10/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/16/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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SB21-207 Public School Capital Construction Assistance Fund Transfer 
Short Title: Public School Capital Construction Assistance Fund Transfer
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. On June 1, 2022, the state treasurer is required to transfer $100 million from the marijuana tax cash fund to the public school capital construction assistance fund (BEST fund).
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Sponsors: D. Moreno (D) | B. Rankin (R) / L. Herod (D)
Position: Support
Comment: 4-20-21
Status: 4/5/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
4/6/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/8/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
4/13/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/14/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/15/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/16/2021 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/19/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/21/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/21/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/22/2021 Sent to the Governor
4/30/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB21-218 Colorado Department Of Labor And Employment Employment And Training Technology Fund 
Short Title: Colorado Department Of Labor And Employment Employment And Training Technology Fund
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. Under current law, revenue from an assessment on employers' unemployment insurance premiums, not to exceed $10 million per year and not to exceed cumulative revenue of $100 million, is allocated to the employment and training technology fund (technology fund) in the division of unemployment insurance (division) in the department of labor and employment to fund employment and training automation initiatives established by the director of the division. Any amount of revenues from the assessment that exceeds the $10 million annual cap or the $100 million cumulative revenue cap is allocated to the unemployment compensation fund. Additionally, if the balance in the unemployment compensation fund falls below $100 million, the balance in the technology fund is allocated to the unemployment compensation fund.

The bill:

  • Eliminates the allocation of the technology fund balance to the unemployment compensation fund when the unemployment compensation fund balance falls below $100 million;
  • Eliminates the $10 million cap on annual allocations to the technology fund and adds a new, $7 million annual cap starting July 1, 2023;
  • Eliminates the Adds a cap of $31 million on cumulative revenue to the technology fund until June 30, 2023 ;
  • Transfers any amounts credited to and remaining in the technology fund between July 1, 2020, and the effective date of the bill to the unemployment compensation fund; and
  • Repeals the assessment for the technology fund on June 30, 2031.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Sponsors: C. Hansen (D) | B. Rankin (R) / J. McCluskie (D)
Position: Support
Comment: 4-20-21
Status: 4/5/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
4/6/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/8/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/9/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
4/13/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/14/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/15/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/16/2021 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/19/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/26/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/26/2021 Sent to the Governor
4/26/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/27/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB21-232 Displaced Workers Grant 
Short Title: Displaced Workers Grant
Summary:

The bill appropriates money to the department of higher education for the Colorado opportunity scholarship initiative's displaced workers grant.


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

Sponsors: R. Zenzinger (D) | B. Kirkmeyer / C. Kipp (D) | S. Bird (D)
Position:
Comment: 4-20-21
Status: 3/31/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/14/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/30/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/30/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/5/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
5/19/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/4/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
6/4/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
6/7/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/8/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/14/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/14/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/15/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/24/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB21-233 Colorado Department Of Labor And Employment Unemployment Insurance Division Enterprise 
Short Title: Colorado Department Of Labor And Employment Unemployment Insurance Division Enterprise
Summary:

The bill establishes the left-behind workers program (program) in the division of unemployment insurance (division) in the department of labor and employment (department) for the purpose of providing unemployment assistance relief payments to eligible individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own, who meet specified criteria, and who are ineligible for regular unemployment benefits due to their immigration status. The bill requires the department to contract with a third-party administrator to administer the program. The third-party administrator must provide outreach to unemployed individuals who may be eligible to receive unemployment assistance relief payments, screen applicants for eligibility, and make payments to eligible individuals.The bill establishes the left-behind workers fund (fund) as part of the enterprise that is administered by the division. The fund consists of a percentage of the premium currently assessed by the division and paid by employers.The bill includes the employment support fund as part of the enterprise that is administered by the division requires the executive director of the department of labor and employment (executive director), in partnership with the director of the division of unemployment insurance, the new American advisor, or the office of new Americans (ONA), if established, to study the feasibility of establishing a contract with a nonprofit, third-party entity to administer a wage replacement program for individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who are ineligible for regular unemployment benefits due to their immigration status. The executive director and the new American advisor or ONA are required to submit recommendations to the governor and to the senate business, labor, and technology committee and the house of representatives business affairs and labor committee.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Sponsors: R. Rodriguez (D) | C. Hansen (D) / A. Benavidez (D) | S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Position: Monitor
Comment: 4-20-21
Status: 4/5/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
5/24/2021 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/28/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/28/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
6/1/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/1/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
6/3/2021 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/4/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
6/4/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
6/7/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/8/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/17/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/17/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/17/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
7/2/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB21-246 Electric Utility Promote Beneficial Electrification 
Short Title: Electric Utility Promote Beneficial Electrification
Summary:

The bill directs the public utilities commission (PUC) to establish energy savings targets and approve plans under which investor-owned electric utilities will promote the use of energy-efficient electric equipment in place of less efficient fossil-fuel-based systems. This directive would substantially follow the model of existing demand-side management (DSM) policies established by the PUC.

Section 1 of the bill declares that DSM has provided substantial economic and environmental benefits, and the PUC's administration of DSM has successfully carried out legislative intent; therefore, the PUC is directed to implement the beneficial electrification programs and plans using the same approach.Sections 2 and 4 3 and 5 specify the parameters for these programs and plans, including the types of systems and appliances that are eligible for installation, the criteria to be considered when the PUC evaluates plan proposals, the implementation of plans, utility cost-recovery mechanisms, and performance incentives. Section 4 5 also requires that any installation, upgrade, or new construction under a beneficial electrification program must be performed either by utility employees or by qualified, Colorado-licensed contractors. For large projects, contractors must be selected from a list, maintained by the Colorado department of labor and employment, of contractors that participate in apprenticeship programs registered with the United States department of labor. Section 2 adds heat pumps to the list of energy efficiency measures that cannot be prohibited under the covenants of a homeowners' association.Section 3 4 directs the PUC to apply current standards for measurement of the social cost of carbon emissions, including methane, in evaluating the cost, benefit, or net present value of utility plans and proposals for beneficial electrification.Section 5 6 makes a conforming amendment.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Sponsors: S. Fenberg (D) / A. Valdez (D) | M. Froelich (D)
Position: Amend
Comment: 5-4-21
Status: 4/16/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
4/29/2021 Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/7/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/11/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/12/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/12/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
5/27/2021 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/4/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
6/4/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
6/7/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/8/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/15/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/15/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/15/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/21/2021 Signed by Governor
6/21/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB21-260 Sustainability Of The Transportation System 
Short Title: Sustainability Of The Transportation System
Summary:



The length of the bill summary for this bill requires it to be published on a separate page here: https://leg.colorado.gov/sb21-260-bill-summary
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Sponsors: S. Fenberg (D) | F. Winter (D) / A. Garnett (D) | M. Gray (D)
Position:
Comment: 5-18-21
Status: 5/4/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/10/2021 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/12/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/14/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/17/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/17/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
5/24/2021 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/28/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/28/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
6/1/2021 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/2/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/8/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/8/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/8/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/16/2021 Governor Signed
6/17/2021 Signed by Governor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB21-262 Special District Transparency 
Short Title: Special District Transparency
Summary:

The bill makes various changes to statutory provisions to promote transparency for special districts. Specifically:

  • Under current law, the designated election official is required to provide notice by publication of a call for nominations for a regular local government election. Except for metropolitan districts organized after January 1, 2000, section 1 of the bill eliminates the requirement that notice be made exclusively by publication and allows the notice to be made by any 2 of 5 means, including publication, specified in the bill.
  • In the case of any metropolitan district that was organized after January 1, 2000, the bill requires the notice of the call for nominations to be made by emailing the notice to each active registered elector of the metropolitan district as specified in the registration list provided by the county clerk and recorder as of the date that is 150 days prior to the date of the regular local government election. Where the active registered elector does not have an e-mail address on file for such purpose with the county clerk and recorder as of that date, the public notice must be made by mailing the notice, at the lowest cost option, to each address at which one or more active registered electors of the metropolitan district resides as specified in the registration list provided by the county clerk and recorder as of that date.
  • In addition to the means of providing public notice of the call for nominations that is required under the bill, the bill also requires the designated election official to additionally provide public notice by any one of 4 alternate means as specified in the bill;
  • Section 2 exempts inactive special districts from new requirements under the bill concerning maintenance of a district's website and a district's annual report;
  • Section 3 requires a metropolitan district, by a certain date, to establish, maintain, and annually update an official website in a form that is readily accessible to the public that contains information that is specified in the bill;
  • Section 4 adds to existing statutory requirements regarding the annual report to be filed by a special district and, among other things, supplements the type of information to be included in the annual report;
  • In the case of any contracts or agreements entered into by the special district with a person or private entity for the person or private entity's advance of funds on behalf or for the benefit of the special district for the design or construction of public improvements that is anticipated to result in a future reimbursement of the person or private entity by the special district for the costs associated with the design or construction, section 5 requires that, prior to payment or reimbursement of the advance of funds by the special district, a professional engineer registered in the state of Colorado prepares a written certification attesting to various statements enumerated in the bill;
  • Section 6 prohibits a metropolitan district from exercising its power of dominant eminent domain within a municipality or the unincorporated area of a county, other than within the boundaries of the jurisdiction that approved its service plan, without a written resolution approving the exercise of dominant eminent domain by the governing body of the municipality in connection with property that is located within an incorporated area or by the board of county commissioners of the county in connection with property that is located within an unincorporated area; and
  • Section 7 requires, on and after January 1, 2022, each owner of real property that sells real property that includes a newly constructed residence that is located within a metropolitan district, concurrently with or prior to the execution of a contract to sell the property, to provide to the purchaser of the property certain information or statements specified in the bill relating to the finances of the metropolitan district, including information about the debt obligations of the district and an estimate of property taxes applicable to the property at the time of the sale.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Sponsors: R. Zenzinger (D) | B. Gardner (R) / S. Bird (D) | H. McKean (R)
Position: Support
Comment: 5-18-21
Status: 5/5/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
5/13/2021 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/17/2021 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/19/2021 - No Amendments
5/19/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/20/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/24/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
6/2/2021 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
6/4/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
6/7/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/8/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/22/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/22/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/22/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/28/2021 Signed by Governor
6/28/2021 Signed by Governor
6/28/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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SB21-265 Transfer From General Fund To State Highway Fund 
Short Title: Transfer From General Fund To State Highway Fund
Summary:



On July 1, 2021, the bill requires the state treasurer to transfer $124 million from the general fund to the state highway fund.

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

Sponsors: R. Zenzinger (D) | B. Rankin (R) / J. McCluskie (D) | H. McKean (R)
Position:
Comment: 5-18-21
Status: 5/6/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
5/12/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/14/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/17/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/19/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/26/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/28/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/1/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/15/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/15/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/15/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/18/2021 Governor Signed
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Fiscal Notes:

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