2022 Legislative Session
Women's Lobby of Colorado
Bill Tracker

HB22-1006 Child Care Center Property Tax Exemption 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Child Care Center Property Tax Exemption
Sponsors: D. Roberts (D) / K. Van Winkle (R) | K. Donovan (D) | J. Smallwood (R)
Summary:

Under the state constitution, property that is used solely and exclusively for charitable purposes is exempt from property tax, unless otherwise provided by general law. Under this constitutional authority, there is currently an exemption for property used as an integral part of a child care center. Section 2 of the bill modifies this exemption by repealing the requirement that the property must be owned for strictly charitable purposes and not for private gain or corporate profit, and that the property must be irrevocably dedicated to a charitable purpose. These changes allow property that is used by a tenant or subtenant to operate a child care center to be eligible for the exemption, and the bill specifies that in such case, only the operator's use is to be considered for purposes of determining whether the property is eligible for the exemption.Section 3 requires such an operator, or the operator's authorized agent, to sign the exemption application form and to provide the property tax administrator with any requested information related to the exemption. Sections 4 and 5 make conforming amendments.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/12/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
2/1/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/28/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/28/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/29/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/29/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/4/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/6/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/6/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/9/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/16/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/1/2022 Signed by Governor
6/1/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1008 Implementation Of Fertility Coverage 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Implementation Of Fertility Coverage
Sponsors: K. Tipper (D) | M. Soper (R) / S. Fenberg (D) | F. Winter (D)
Summary:

With respect to coverage for fertility diagnosis and treatment and fertility preservation services (fertility services) under health benefit plans, the bill clarifies that coverage for fertility services under large employer policies and contracts is not subject to a determination as to whether federal law requires the state to defray the costs of the coverage, and, therefore requires large employer plans issued or renewed in this state must on or after January 1, 2023, to cover fertility services, and the division of insurance in the department of regulatory agencies (division) must implement the coverage requirement.

In addition, for individual and small group policies and contracts, the bill:

  • Requires coverage for fertility services under individual and small group policies and contracts issued on or after the January 1 following the calendar year in which the division receives confirmation from the federal department of health and human services (federal department), or the federal department otherwise determines, or renewed in this state 12 months after the federal department of health and human services determines that coverage for fertility services does not require defrayal by the state; and
  • Requires the division to implement the fertility services coverage requirement once effective.

(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.)

Status: 1/12/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
2/9/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/14/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/15/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/18/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/21/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended
3/21/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/24/2022 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/25/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/28/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/7/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/8/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/8/2022 Sent to the Governor
4/13/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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Amendments: Amendments

HB22-1009 Continue Workforce Diploma Pilot Program 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Continue Workforce Diploma Pilot Program
Sponsors: M. Gray (D) | T. Sullivan (D) / R. Zenzinger (D)
Summary:

The workforce diploma pilot program was established in 2019 as a pilot program scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2022. The bill continues the pilot program indefinitely as the workforce diploma program (program). The bill requires the department of education to annually adjust the amounts paid to qualified providers under the program in accordance with the corresponding percentage change in the consumer price index.


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

Status: 1/12/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/14/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/12/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1010 Early Childhood Educator Income Tax Credit 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Early Childhood Educator Income Tax Credit
Sponsors: E. Sirota (D) | T. Van Beber (R) / J. Buckner (D) | B. Kirkmeyer (R)
Summary:

Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission. For 5 income tax years, the bill creates a refundable income tax credit for an eligible early childhood educator who:

  • Has an adjusted gross income below specified thresholds; and
  • For at least 6 months of the taxable year, holds an early childhood professional credential and is either the head of a family child care home or is employed with an eligible early childhood education program or a family child care home.

The bill specifies that an early childhood education program must have achieved at least a level 2 quality rating under the Colorado shines quality rating and improvement system and either have fiscal agreements with the Colorado child care assistance program or meet the federal early head start or head start standards for a program. The amount of the credit is dependent on the eligible early childhood educator's credentialing level and is annually adjusted for inflation.

The department of human services, or a successor department, is required to provide the department of revenue with an electronic report of each individual who held an early childhood professional credential during the previous calendar year for which the credit is allowed.


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

Status: 1/12/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
2/3/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Finance
2/10/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/14/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/14/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/14/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/18/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/20/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/27/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/3/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/4/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/5/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/1/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/1/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/1/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/3/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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Amendments: Amendments

HB22-1028 Statewide Regulation Of Controlled Intersections 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Statewide Regulation Of Controlled Intersections
Sponsors: M. Gray (D) | E. Hooton (D) / F. Winter (D) | K. Priola (R)
Summary:

Transportation Legislation Review Committee. An existing statute allows a municipality or county to adopt an ordinance or resolution specifying that a person riding a bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or electric scooter may make a safety stop, rather than a full stop, under certain circumstances when approaching an intersection that is controlled by a stop sign or a traffic control signal as follows:

  • When approaching a stop sign, if it is safe to proceed, the person may, after slowing to a reasonable speed of 15 miles per hour or less, or 10 or 20 miles per hour or less if so specified by municipality or county for a particular intersection and marked with appropriate signage, and yielding the right-of-way to any traffic or pedestrian in or approaching the intersection, continue through the intersection without stopping; and
  • When approaching an illuminated red traffic control signal, the person must first stop at the intersection and yield to all other traffic and pedestrians and then, when safe to do so, may proceed straight or make a right turn through the intersection or, subject to specified conditions, make a left turn onto a one-way street only.

The bill amends the statute to make the substantive requirements described above uniform statewide for most persons approaching a controlled intersection who are not operating a motor vehicle; except that the statewide "reasonable speed" is 10 rather than 15 miles per hour or less and the only municipal or county "reasonable speed" variance option is to increase the maximum "reasonable speed" for a particular intersection to 20 miles per hour. Such persons include pedestrians (approaching a controlled intersection with a stop sign) and operators of low-speed conveyances, as defined in the bill (approaching a controlled intersection with a stop sign or a traffic control signal).

The regulation of persons approaching controlled intersections is declared to be a matter of mixed state and local concern, and the amended statute is thus declared to supersede any conflicting local ordinance or resolution but not to affect the validity of any nonconflicting local ordinance or resolution that regulates the conduct of persons approaching controlled intersections. The bill does not create any right for a pedestrian or the operator of a low-speed conveyance to travel on any portion of a roadway where travel is otherwise prohibited by state law or a local ordinance or resolution.

The department of transportation, in collaboration with the departments of education and public safety and appropriate nonprofit organizations and advocacy groups, is required to incorporate legal requirements and safe practices for approaching controlled intersections as a pedestrian or while operating a low-speed conveyance into educational materials for persons under the age of 18 and the general public. The division of motor vehicles in the department of revenue is required to include in updates to the "Colorado Driver Handbook" updated information regarding legal requirements and safe practices for approaching controlled intersections that reflect the changes made by 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.)

Status: 1/12/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
2/15/2022 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/18/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/22/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
3/15/2022 Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/18/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/21/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/22/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
3/23/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/7/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/8/2022 Sent to the Governor
4/8/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/13/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1031 Consumer Right To Repair Powered Wheelchairs 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Consumer Right To Repair Powered Wheelchairs
Sponsors: B. Titone (D) | D. Ortiz (D) / R. Zenzinger (D) | J. Cooke (R)
Summary:

Usually, an owner of a powered wheelchair must seek diagnostic, maintenance, or repair services of the wheelchair from the manufacturer.

The bill requires a manufacturer to provide parts, embedded software, firmware, tools, or documentation, such as diagnostic, maintenance, or repair manuals, diagrams, or similar information, to independent repair providers and owners of the manufacturer's powered wheelchairs to allow an independent repair provider or owner to conduct diagnostic, maintenance, or repair services on the owner's powered wheelchair. A manufacturer's failure to comply with the requirement is a deceptive trade practice. In complying with the requirement to provide these resources, a manufacturer need not divulge any trade secrets to independent repair providers and owners.

Any new contractual provision or other arrangement that a manufacturer enters into that would remove or limit the manufacturer's obligation to provide these resources to independent repair providers and owners is void and unenforceable.


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

Status: 1/12/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
3/22/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/25/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/28/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/29/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/30/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/18/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/21/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/22/2022 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 04/26/2022 - No Amendments
4/26/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/27/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/28/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/25/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/25/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/2/2022 Signed by Governor
6/2/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1035 Modernization Of The Older Coloradans' Act 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Modernization Of The Older Coloradans' Act
Sponsors: M. Young (D) | M. Bradfield (R) / J. Ginal (D) | B. Rankin (R)
Summary:

The bill updates the "Older Coloradans' Act" (act). The purpose of the act is to support older Coloradans through community planning, social services, health and well-being services, and strategies to prepare the state's infrastructure for an increasing older population of Coloradans.

The bill updates include:

  • Reorganizing the commission on the aging (commission) and increasing membership from 17 to 19 in order to coordinate and implement the strategic action plan on aging (plan) and to make recommendations;
  • Appointing a state department of human services (state department) liaison to act as the primary contact for the commission in order to coordinate commission-related duties with the state department and other state agencies;
  • Convening a technical advisory committee (committee) comprised of key state agency representatives to direct the implementation of the plan and the commission's recommendations; and
  • Creating the lifelong Colorado initiative within the state department's state office on aging to coordinate strategies and implementation of the plan and the commission's recommendations with the commission, committee, and key state agencies.

(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.)

Status: 1/12/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
2/4/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/9/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/11/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/14/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/17/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/28/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/3/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/4/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/7/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
3/8/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/17/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/18/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/18/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/24/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1041 Privacy Protections For Protected Persons 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Privacy Protections For Protected Persons
Sponsors: A. Boesenecker (D) | C. Larson (R) / J. Ginal (D)
Summary:

The bill adds child representatives, code enforcement officers, health-care workers, mortgage servicers, and office of the respondent parents' counsel staff members and contractors to the list of protected persons whose personal information may be withheld from the internet if the protected person believes dissemination of such information poses an imminent and serious threat to the protected person or the safety of the protected person's immediate family.

The bill adds a protected person's full name and home address to the list of personal information that the protected person's written request for removal must include.

The bill authorizes access to records maintained by a county recorder, county assessor, or county treasurer for certain individuals if such access is related to a real estate matter.

(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.)

Status: 1/12/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
2/4/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/9/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/11/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/14/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/17/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/28/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/3/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/4/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/7/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
3/8/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/17/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/18/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/18/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/24/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1047 Protecting Human Life At Conception 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Protecting Human Life At Conception
Sponsors: P. Neville (R)
Summary:

The bill prohibits terminating the life of an unborn child and makes a violation a class 1 felony. The following are exceptions to the prohibition:

  • A licensed physician performs a medical procedure designed or intended to prevent the death of a pregnant mother, if the physician makes reasonable medical efforts u nder the circumstances to preserve both the life of the mother and the life of her unborn child in a manner consistent with conventional medical practice; and
  • A licensed physician provides medical treatment, including chemotherapy or removal of an ectopic pregnancy, to the mother that results in the accidental or unintentional injury to or death of the unborn child.

The pregnant mother upon whom termination of the life of an unborn child is performed or attempted is not subject to a criminal penalty. A conviction related to the prohibition of the termination of the life of an unborn child constitutes unprofessional conduct for purposes of physician licensing. The bill does not prohibit the sale and use of contraception.

The bill states that any act, law, treaty, order, or regulation of the United States government that denies or prohibits protection of a human person's inalienable right to life is null, void, and unenforceable, in this state and that the courts of the United States have no jurisdiction to interfere with Colorado's interest in protecting human life at conception, when human life begins.


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

Status: 1/12/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
2/23/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1049 Prohibiting Transcript And Diploma Withholding 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Prohibiting Transcript And Diploma Withholding
Sponsors: J. Bacon (D) | N. Ricks (D) / B. Pettersen (D) | J. Bridges (D)
Summary:

The bill authorizes a postsecondary institution to refuse to provide a transcript or diploma to a current or former student, except a foreign student, on the grounds that the student owes a debt for tuition, room and board fees, or financial aid funds, unless the student is requesting and can demonstrate that the transcript or diploma is needed for certain purposes.If a postsecondary institution provides a transcript or diploma to a current or former student or foreign student who owes a debt, the bill prohibits a the postsecondary institution from:

  • Refusing to provide a transcript or diploma for a current or former student on the grounds that the student owes a debt;
  • Conditioning the provision of a transcript or diploma on the payment of a debt, other than a fee charged to provide the transcript or diploma;
  • Charging a higher fee to obtain a transcript or diploma or providing less favorable treatment in response to a transcript or diploma request because a current or former student owes a debt; or
  • Using transcript or diploma issuance as a tool for debt collection.

The bill provides a civil right of action to a current or former student whose transcript or diploma is withheld for any of the prohibited reasons and entitles the person to injunctive relief, a civil penalty of up to $500 for each violation, and reasonable attorney fees and costs.The bill authorizes the administrator of the "Uniform Consumer Credit Code" to enjoin the practice of withholding a transcript or diploma and assess a postsecondary institution a penalty of $500 for each violation.The bill requires each postsecondary institution to adopt a policy that outlines the process by which a student may obtain a transcript or diploma and the circumstances under which a transcript or diploma may be withheld from a current or former student, except a foreign student.Beginning July 1, 2024, the bill requires each postsecondary institution to annually report certain information to the department of higher education concerning transcript, diploma, and registration holds.The bill authorizes the student loan ombudsperson to provide information to the public regarding the limits on withholding a transcript or diploma and may receive complaints from a current or former student who has had a transcript or diploma withheld.Beginning January 2025, the bill requires the attorney general's office to compile data on the complaints received by the student loan ombudsperson concerning transcript and diploma holds and annually report the data through the annual SMART act hearing.

(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.)

Status: 1/13/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
2/16/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/22/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/24/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/25/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/28/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/3/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/17/2022 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/22/2022 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/28/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/29/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/30/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
3/31/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/14/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/14/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/14/2022 Sent to the Governor
4/21/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1051 Mod Affordable Housing Tax Credit 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Mod Affordable Housing Tax Credit
Sponsors: S. Bird (D) | H. McKean (R) / R. Zenzinger (D) | D. Hisey (R)
Summary:

The Colorado housing and finance authority (CHFA), under the Colorado affordable tax credit program, may allocate income tax credits in an annual aggregate amount of up to $10 million for the years beginning on January 1, 2020, and ending on December 31, 2024. The bill extends this period to December 31, 2034, and increases the annual aggregate cap for the years beginning on January 1, 2023, and ending on December 31, 2034, to $15 million 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 this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/13/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
2/16/2022 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Unamended to Finance
2/28/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/29/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/29/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/2/2022 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/2/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/4/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/6/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/6/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/25/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/25/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/26/2022 Signed by Governor
5/26/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1055 Sales Tax Exemption Essential Hygiene Products 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Sales Tax Exemption Essential Hygiene Products
Sponsors: S. Lontine (D) | L. Herod (D) / S. Jaquez Lewis (D) | F. Winter (D)
Summary:

The bill creates a state sales tax exemption commencing January 1, 2023, for all sales, storage, use, and consumption of feminine hygiene incontinence products and diapers and period products . The bill further provides that local statutory taxing jurisdictions may choose to adopt either or both exemptions by express inclusion in their sales and use tax ordinance or resolution.

(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.)

Status: 1/13/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
2/14/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/15/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/16/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/17/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/21/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/4/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/29/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/29/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/2/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/25/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/25/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/3/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1064 Prohibit Flavored Tobacco Regulate Synthetic Nicotine 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Prohibit Flavored Tobacco Regulate Synthetic Nicotine
Sponsors: K. Mullica (D) | J. Bacon (D) / K. Priola (R) | R. Fields (D)
Summary:

Section 1 of the bill makes legislative findings. Section 3 prohibits a cigarette, tobacco product, or nicotine product (product) retailer from selling, offering for sale, advertising for sale, displaying, shipping, delivering, or marketing in the state any flavored product, and section 2 defines flavored product as a product imparting a taste or smell other than the taste or smell of tobacco. Section 3 also prohibits the sale, offer for sale, advertising for sale, displaying, or marketing of a synthetic nicotine product and section 2 defines synthetic nicotine as nicotine derived from a source other than tobacco. A retailer, manufacturer of products, or employee or agent of a retailer or manufacturer of products engages in conduct creating a rebuttable presumption that a product is a flavored product if the person makes a public statement or claim, uses text or images, or takes other action directed toward consumers indicating that the product has a taste or smell other than the taste or smell of tobacco. Section 3 exempts pipe tobacco products, premium cigars, and shisha tobacco from the prohibition, as well as exempting a cigar-tobacco bar located in a licensed gaming establishment.Section 4 imposes the same penalties for selling, offering for sale, advertising for sale, displaying, or marketing in the state any flavored product or synthetic nicotine product that apply to unlawful sales of products to minors.Section 5 amends the definition of product to include products containing synthetic nicotine. and section 2 defines synthetic nicotine as nicotine derived from a source other than tobacco.Section 6 directs the prevention services division in the department of public health and environment (department) to convene a working group to develop, implement, and administer a grant program to award 2-year grants to applicants who are able to provide evidence-informed and individualized wrap-around services in Sections 6 and 7 add to the tobacco education, prevention, and cessation grant program in the department of public health and environment the authority to award grant money to provide resources to communities disproportionately impacted by targeted tobacco and nicotine marketing and sales or by increased or minimally improved tobacco-use and nicotine-use prevalence rates. Section 6 also directs the general assembly to appropriate $10 million from the general fund to the department for the grant program. and by the prevalence of tobacco and nicotine product use.

(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.)

Status: 1/14/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
3/16/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to Finance
4/4/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/3/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/3/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/4/2022 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/6/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/9/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/10/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes:

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Amendments: Amendments

HB22-1075 Induced Termination Of Pregnancy State Registrar 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Induced Termination Of Pregnancy State Registrar
Sponsors: S. Luck (R)
Summary:

The bill requires health-care providers that perform induced terminations of pregnancies to report specified information concerning the women who obtain the procedure to the state registrar of vital statistics in the department of public health and environment in an electronic format as prescribed by the state registrar. The reported information must not include information that could identify the women who obtained induced terminations of pregnancies.

The bill requires the state registrar to annually create a summary report of the information reported by health-care providers and to make the report available to the public. The bill places limitations on how and to whom the state registrar may release the information reported to the state registrar. A physician or physician assistant who falsifies or fails to submit the required information engages in unprofessional conduct pursuant to the "Colorado Medical Practice Act". An advanced practice registered nurse who falsifies or fails to submit the required information is subject to discipline pursuant to the "Nurse and Nurse Aide Practice Act".


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

Status: 1/18/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
2/23/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1079 Abolishing Abortion In Colorado 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Abolishing Abortion In Colorado
Sponsors: D. Williams (R)
Summary:

The bill defines a "person" to include an unborn child at all stages of gestation, from fertilization to natural death, as it relates to a private right of action and current homicide and assault provisions.

The bill declares that any existing state law relating to prenatal homicide or regulating abortion or abortion facilities is superseded to the extent it conflicts or is inconsistent with the provisions of the bill. The bill requires the state to enforce homicide and assault provisions without regard to the opinion of the United States supreme court in Roe v. Wade and other supreme court decisions, past and future.

The bill authorizes the state to disregard any federal court decision that purports to enjoin or void this requirement and subjects a Colorado judge to impeachment or removal if the judge purports to enjoin, stay, overrule, or void the requirement.


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

Status: 1/19/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
2/23/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1082 Establish Fair Housing Unit Department Of Law 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Establish Fair Housing Unit Department Of Law
Sponsors: E. Hooton (D) | J. Bacon (D) / J. Gonzales (D)
Summary:

The bill:

  • Expands the statutory list of state laws for which the attorney general may bring civil and criminal enforcement actions to include various statutory provisions relating to housing; and
  • Creates the fair housing unit within the department of law; and
  • When there is reason to believe that there is a potential violation of law that risks consumer harm, public health, or public safety, or that is based on a substantiated complaint, authorizes the attorney general to investigate any person or organization as often as necessary in order to carry out the purposes of statutory provisions governing the department of law. The attorney general may direct or subpoena any person whose testimony may be required about potential violations of law and may direct or subpoena the person to produce records the attorney general considers relevant to the inquiry. The bill does not limit the scope of the attorney general's authority to review and investigate potential violations of law or harm discovered in the course of an investigation.

Nothing in the bill impacts or affects banking examinations and regulations promulgated by primary federal and state banking authorities, notwithstanding the attorney general's existing legal authority.

(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.)

Status: 1/19/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
2/9/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/3/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/3/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/4/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/7/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/10/2022 - No Amendments
3/10/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/11/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/31/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/21/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/22/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/28/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/14/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/16/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2022 Signed by Governor
5/17/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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Amendments: Amendments

HB22-1083 Colorado Homeless Contribution Income Tax Credit 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Colorado Homeless Contribution Income Tax Credit
Sponsors: K. Tipper (D) | J. Rich (R) / F. Winter (D) | C. Simpson (R)
Summary:

The bill repeals an existing income tax credit available to taxpayers who make contributions to enterprise zone administrators to promote temporary, emergency, or transitional housing programs for people experiencing homelessness and replaces that income tax credit with one that is available in the entire state. Instead of having the enterprise zone administrators and the office of economic development manage the credit, the bill places that responsibility on the division of housing in the department of local affairs.

The bill also expands the scope so that a taxpayer may claim the tax credit when permissible contributions are made not only to an approved project, but also to approved nonprofit organizations providing certain qualifying activities.

The amount of the income tax credit remains the same for each contribution; except that, for contributions made in an underserved, rural county, the amount is 30% rather than 25%, and the new credit is capped at $750,000 in contributions per income tax year for the nonprofit organization, and if the nonprofit organization also administers one or more approved projects, the new credit is capped at an additional $750,000 per project income tax year. The new credit's availability is limited to 8 6 years, and, in the same manner as the enterprise zone tax credit that is being repealed, any credit in excess of a taxpayer's liability for the income tax year for which the credit is claimed may be carried forward for up to 5 years.

(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.)

Status: 1/19/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
2/10/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/14/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/14/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/18/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/20/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/25/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/28/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/28/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/29/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/2/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/19/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/19/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/19/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/31/2022 Governor Signed
6/1/2022 Signed by Governor
Fiscal Notes:

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Amendments: Amendments

HB22-1084 Ineligible Jurors Voter Registration 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Ineligible Jurors Voter Registration
Sponsors: A. Pico (R) / D. Hisey (R)
Summary:

The bill requires the state court administrator to provide the secretary of state with a report of all persons who report as ineligible to serve as a trial or grand juror because they are either not a citizen or do not reside in the county in which they are summoned for juror service. The bill also requires the secretary of state to forward this report to each county clerk and recorder.

The bill then requires county clerk and recorders to cancel the voter registration of any elector who is either not a citizen or does not reside in the county and who the county clerk and recorders have received notice of from the state court administrator's report. The secretary of state may cancel the voter registration of any elector who is not a citizen and who the secretary of state has received notice of from the state court administrator's report.

Nothing in the bill allows a county clerk and recorder or the secretary of state to cancel the registration of a uniformed-service voter who is absent from the county in which he or she is registered to vote by reason of active duty.


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

Status: 1/19/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
2/14/2022 House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1085 Paper Ballot Fraud Countermeasures 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Paper Ballot Fraud Countermeasures
Sponsors: R. Hanks (R)
Summary:

The bill requires that paper used for paper ballots have certain fraud countermeasures and that paper ballot records be provided by vendors that have one or more specified accreditations in any primary, general, coordinated statewide, or statewide recall election.

The bill also requires the general assembly to annually appropriate money from the general fund to the department of state as necessary for the department of state to pay county clerk and recorders for the costs related to complying with the requirements of the bill.


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

Status: 1/19/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
2/14/2022 House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1086 The Vote Without Fear Act 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: The Vote Without Fear Act
Sponsors: T. Sullivan (D) | J. Bacon (D) / R. Fields (D) | S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
Summary:

The bill prohibits a person from openly carrying a firearm within any polling location or central count facility, or within 100 feet of a ballot drop box or any building in which a polling location or central count facility is located, while an election or any related ongoing election administration activity is in progress. The designated election official responsible for any central count facility, polling location, or drop box involved in that election cycle shall visibly place a sign notifying persons of the one-hundred foot no open carry zone for firearms required pursuant to this section.

Exceptions are made for persons who own private property within the 100-foot buffer zone to carry a firearm on the private property; and for peace officers acting within the scope and authority of their duties to carry a firearm; and uniformed security guards employed by a contract security agency acting within the scope of the authority granted by and in the performance of a contractual agreement for the provision of security services with a person or entity that owns or controls the facility, building, or location.

Openly carrying a firearm inside or within 100 feet of a polling location, central count facility, or drop box is a misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum $1,000 fine, up to 364 days imprisonment in the county jail, or both; except that, for a first offense, the fine shall not exceed two hundred fifty dollars and the sentence of imprisonment shall not exceed one hundred twenty days.

(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.)

Status: 1/19/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
2/14/2022 House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/17/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/22/2022 - No Amendments
2/22/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/23/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/25/2022 - No Amendments
2/25/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
2/28/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/3/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
3/15/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/18/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/21/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/25/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/25/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/30/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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Amendments: Amendments

HB22-1090 Reasonable Independence For Children 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Reasonable Independence For Children
Sponsors: K. Ransom (R) | M. Young (D) / J. Buckner (D) | J. Smallwood (R)
Summary:

Under current law, a child is neglected or dependent if the child's environment is injurious to the child's health or welfare. The bill clarifies that a child is not neglected when allowed to participate in certain independent activities that a reasonable and prudent parent, guardian, or legal custodian would consider safe given the child's maturity, condition, and abilities.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/20/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
2/11/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/16/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/17/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/18/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/24/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/9/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/14/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/15/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/25/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/25/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/30/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1094 Medicaid Assistance For Survivors Of Torture 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Medicaid Assistance For Survivors Of Torture
Sponsors: B. Titone (D) | N. Ricks (D) / R. Fields (D)
Summary:

Beginning January 1, 2023, the bill grants a survivor of torture who is receiving care and rehabilitation services from a rehabilitative service provider eligibility for medical assistance without federal financial participation.


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

Status: 1/20/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
2/16/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/12/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
Fiscal Notes:

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Amendments: Amendments

HB22-1095 Physician Assistant Collaboration Requirements 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Physician Assistant Collaboration Requirements
Sponsors: S. Lontine (D) | P. Will (R) / F. Winter (D) | C. Simpson (R)
Summary:

The bill modifies the relationship between a physician assistant and a physician or podiatrist by removing the requirement that a physician assistant be supervised by a physician or podiatrist. Instead:

  • A physician assistant who has completed fewer than 3,000 hours of post-graduate clinical practice experience or who is beginning practice in a new specialty must enter into a collaborative plan with a physician; and
  • A physician assistant who has completed fewer than 3,000 hours of post-graduate clinical practice must enter into a collaborative plan with a podiatrist before practicing podiatry.

A physician assistant who has completed 3,000 or more practice hours or, for a physician assistant practicing a new specialty, has completed 2,000 practice hours in the new specialty and at least 3,000 total practice hours, is no longer required to maintain a collaborative plan and is instead required to consult with and refer to appropriate members of the physician assistant's health-care team based on a patient's condition; the physician assistant's education, experience, and competencies; and the standard of care. The bill specifies the requirements of the collaborative plan.


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

Status: 1/20/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
2/23/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/28/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/04/2022 - No Amendments
3/4/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/7/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/10/2022 - No Amendments
3/10/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/11/2022 House Third Reading Re-referred to House Committee of the Whole - No Amendments
3/14/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/15/2022 House Second Reading Lost with Amendments - Committee, Floor
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1106 Concealed Handguns On School Grounds 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Concealed Handguns On School Grounds
Sponsors: P. Neville (R)
Summary:

With certain exceptions, current law prohibits a concealed carry permit holder from carrying a concealed handgun on public elementary, middle, junior high, or high school grounds. The bill removes this limitation. The bill prohibits a local government from prohibiting carrying a concealed handgun on school grounds by a person who has a valid concealed carry permit.


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

Status: 1/20/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
2/28/2022 House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1125 Income Tax Rate Reduction 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Income Tax Rate Reduction
Sponsors: J. Rich (R) / J. Sonnenberg (R)
Summary:

One of the mechanisms for refunding state revenues in excess of the state fiscal year spending limit imposed by the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR) is a temporary income tax rate reduction. For any state fiscal year commencing on or after July 1, 2022, the bill makes this income tax rate reduction permanent and establishes the reduction as always equaling a .05% reduction of the current income tax rate.

Thus, under the bill, every year when the executive director of the department of revenue determines it is necessary to reduce the state income tax, both the individual state income tax rate and the corporate tax rate are permanently reduced by .05%.

The bill exempts the state income tax rate and corporate tax rate reduction in the bill from the otherwise required tax preference performance statement and repeal date.


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

Status: 1/21/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
3/14/2022 House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1126 Eligible Educator Classroom Expenses Tax Credit 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Eligible Educator Classroom Expenses Tax Credit
Sponsors: J. Rich (R) / J. Cooke (R)
Summary:

For 5 income tax years beginning in 2022, the bill creates a refundable state income tax credit for a Colorado teacher or classroom paraprofessional (eligible educator) for their classroom expenses. An eligible educator cannot claim the credit for an expense that the educator claims as a federal educator expense deduction for purposes of the educator's federal income tax, and the maximum amount of the credit per income tax year is $500.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/21/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
2/28/2022 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
3/3/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/3/2022 House Committee on Finance Reconsider to Finance
5/12/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1130 Exception To Employer Sick Leave Requirement 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Exception To Employer Sick Leave Requirement
Sponsors: R. Bockenfeld (R)
Summary:

In 2020, the general assembly enacted, and the governor subsequently signed into law, Senate Bill 20-205 (SB20-205), which required that employers offer sick leave to their employees. SB20-205 included an exception for employers with fewer than 16 employees, but the exception repealed January 1, 2022. The bill recreates this exception to apply in perpetuity.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/21/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
2/7/2022 House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1131 Reduce Justice-involvement For Young Children 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Reduce Justice-involvement For Young Children
Sponsors: S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D) | J. Bacon (D) / J. Gonzales (D)
Summary:

The bill changes the minimum age of a juvenile who is subject to the juvenile court's jurisdiction. Under current law, juveniles who are 10 years of age and older can be prosecuted in juvenile court. The bill removes juveniles who are 10, 11, and 12 years of age from the juvenile court's jurisdiction and increases the age for a prosecution in juvenile court to 13 years of age; except in the case of a homicide, then the juvenile court's jurisdiction extends to juveniles who are 10, 11, and 12 years of age.

The bill changes the minimum age of a county court's concurrent original jurisdiction with the district court in criminal actions that constitute misdemeanors or petty offenses to a person who is 13 years of age.

The bill changes the minimum age of a municipal court's jurisdiction for a charge of a municipal offense to a person who is 13 years of age.

The bill clarifies that juveniles who are 10, 11, and 12 years of age may be taken into temporary custody by law enforcement for safety and then may be referred to appropriate services. Existing funding used to serve children who are 10, 11, and 12 years of age through the Colorado youth detention continuum may continue to serve those children.

Under current law, a juvenile court may transfer the juvenile to district court for criminal proceedings under certain conditions. The bill eliminates the ability for the juvenile court to transfer the juvenile to the district court for juveniles who are 12 or 13 years of age. Furthermore, for a juvenile who is 14 years of age or older, the bill changes the current authority of the juvenile court to transfer the juvenile's case for any delinquent act that constitutes any felony to only any delinquent act that constitutes a class 1 or class 2 felony or a crime of violence.

The bill extends certain sentencing limitations that are currently provided to juveniles who are 10 or 11 years of age to juveniles who are 13 or 14 years of age.


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

Status: 1/21/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
2/16/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
3/9/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/22/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/27/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/28/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
5/3/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/6/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/6/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/9/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/1/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/1/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/1/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/7/2022 Signed by Governor
6/7/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1133 Family And Medical Leave Insurance Fund 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Family And Medical Leave Insurance Fund
Sponsors: M. Gray (D) | Y. Caraveo (D) / F. Winter (D)
Summary:

The bill requires the state treasurer to transfer money from the general fund revenue loss restoration cash fund to the family and medical leave insurance fund for use by the division of family and medical leave insurance (division) created under the "Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act" (act). The money is an advance payment of premiums for state employee coverage that the state is required to pay under the family and medical leave insurance program established by the act. The bill directs the division to credit the transferred money to state employer accounts and to annually continue to credit money to the state employer accounts until such accounts have a zero dollar balance and begin owing quarterly premiums as set forth in the act. The bill also requires the executive director of the department of labor and employment to submit a report concerning the state employer accounts to several state departments and agencies.

(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.)

Status: 1/21/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
2/3/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/1/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/1/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/4/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/7/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
4/26/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/28/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/29/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/2/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/16/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/16/2022 Signed by Governor
5/17/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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Amendments: Amendments

HB22-1136 Ultrasound Video Demonstration In Sex Education 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Ultrasound Video Demonstration In Sex Education
Sponsors: A. Pico (R)
Summary:

The bill requires a 5-minute high-definition ultrasound video demonstration showing each stage of human development as a requirement of comprehensive human sexuality education.


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

Status: 1/31/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
3/16/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1153 Affirm Parentage Adoption In Assisted Reproduction 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Affirm Parentage Adoption In Assisted Reproduction
Sponsors: K. Tipper (D) | D. Esgar (D) / J. Bridges (D) | D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Whenever a child is conceived or born as a result of assisted reproduction and the person who did not give birth is a parent or a presumed parent, the bill allows the parents to complete an adoption of the child to affirm parentage in accordance. In such an instance, both parents must join the adoption petition as petitioners. The bill details what must be included on the form for adoption as well as jurisdictional requirements and options.

(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.)

Status: 2/4/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
2/22/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/25/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/28/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/3/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/23/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/28/2022 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/30/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/1/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/4/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/5/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over to 04/08/2022
4/8/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/6/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/9/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/9/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/23/2022 Signed by Governor
5/23/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1155 In-state Tuition For Colorado High School Graduates 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: In-state Tuition For Colorado High School Graduates
Sponsors: P. Will (R) | J. McCluskie (D) / J. Gonzales (D) | D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Under existing law, an institution of higher education (institution) must classify a student, other than a nonimmigrant alien, as an in-state student for tuition purposes if the student attended high school in Colorado for at least 3 years immediately preceding the date the student either graduated from a Colorado high school or successfully completed a high school equivalency examination and the student is admitted to college within 12 months of graduating high school or completing the equivalency examination. The bill repeals the requirements that a student has attended a Colorado high school for 3 years and be admitted to college within 12 months of graduating or completing an equivalency examination.

The bill requires an institution to classify a student as an in-state student for tuition purposes if the student:

  • Graduated from a Colorado high school or was physically present in Colorado for at least one year immediately preceding the date the student successfully completed a high school equivalency examination in Colorado; and
  • Has resided been physically present in Colorado for at least 12 consecutive months prior to enrolling in an institution.

The bill clarifies that a student who is classified as an in-state student because the student meets the requirements in the bill is an in-state student for the purposes of determining whether an institution meets the minimum required percentage of in-state students in an incoming freshman class.

Because the bill repeals the requirement to be admitted to college within 12 months of graduation, the bill also repeals the exception to that requirement for a student who does not have lawful immigration status and graduated or successfully completed the equivalency examination prior to September 1, 2013.

(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.)

Status: 2/4/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/6/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/11/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/12/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/14/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/21/2022 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/25/2022 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/26/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/27/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2022 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
4/27/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/25/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/25/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/26/2022 Signed by Governor
5/26/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1169 Prohibit Sexual Act Without Consent 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Prohibit Sexual Act Without Consent
Sponsors: D. Michaelson Jenet (D) | M. Soper (R) / F. Winter (D) | D. Hisey (R)
Summary:

Under current law, sexual assault can be committed by means of sexual intrusion or penetration when the actor causes submission of the victim by means sufficient to cause submission against the victim's will. The bill changes that element to when the actor causes sexual intrusion or sexual penetration knowing the victim does not consent.


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

Status: 2/4/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
2/15/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/18/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/22/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/9/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/11/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/17/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/18/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/18/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/24/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1191 Extending Reproductive Health-care Program Implementation 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Extending Reproductive Health-care Program Implementation
Sponsors: L. Herod (D) | J. McCluskie (D) / D. Moreno (D) | S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The bill extends the date by which the department of health care policy and financing shall administer the reproductive health-care program from January 1, 2022, to July 1, 2022.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 2/7/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/8/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/9/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/10/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/14/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
2/15/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/16/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/17/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/17/2022 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
2/17/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/25/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/7/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1196 Pay Equity Study 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Pay Equity Study
Sponsors: L. Herod (D) | D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D) | B. Pettersen (D)
Summary:

The bill directs the equity diversity and inclusion task force (task force) established through a partnership agreement entered into pursuant to the "Colorado Partnership for Quality Jobs and Services Act" (partnership agreement) to contract for a pay equity study to assess pay inequities specific to gender, race, and other protected classes, to provide recommendations to alleviate pay inequities, and to comply with any other specifications set by the state personnel director, the task force, or the partnership agreement. A final report including findings and recommendations from the study must be provided to the members of the general assembly, the governor, and to the executive director of Colorado workers for innovative and new solutions (WINS), a certified employee organization pursuant to the "Colorado Partnership for Quality Jobs and Services Act" .

(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.)

Status: 2/7/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/8/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/9/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/10/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/14/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
2/15/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/16/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/17/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/25/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/1/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1244 Public Protections From Toxic Air Contaminants 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 11 2022
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE (continued)
(2) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Public Protections From Toxic Air Contaminants
Sponsors: C. Kennedy (D) | S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D) / J. Gonzales (D)
Summary:

The bill creates a new program to regulate a subset of air pollutants, referred to as "toxic air contaminants", which are defined as hazardous air pollutants, covered air toxics, and all other air pollutants that the air quality control commission (commission) designates by rule as a toxic air contaminant based on its adverse health effects . In implementing the program, the commission has the authority to adopt rules that are more stringent than the corresponding requirements of the federal "Clean Air Act".The division of administration (division) in the department of public health and environment will publish an initial list of toxic air contaminants. Beginning no later than January 1, 2024, September 30, 2030, and every 5 years thereafter, the commission will review the list of existing toxic air contaminants and determine whether to add any additional toxic air contaminants to the list.

On or before April 1 June 30 of each year, beginning on April 1 June 30, 2024, owners and operators of major and synthetic minor certain sources of pollution will submit to the division of administration (division) in the department of public health and environment (department) an annual toxic emissions inventory report that reports the levels of criteria air pollutants and toxic air contaminants that were emitted by the source in the preceding calendar year, beginning with January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023. The division will also conduct a study and prepare a report on the types of information available to the division regarding toxic air contaminants and, no later than December 31, 2024, may require additional types of information to be included in annual toxic emissions reports submitted for calendar year 2025 and each calendar year thereafter.

Beginning no later than January 1, 2024, the division will develop a monitoring program to determine the concentration of toxic air contaminants in the ambient air of the state. The monitoring program will establish at least 6 long-term monitoring sites throughout covering urban and rural areas of the state. The division must provide public notice of and an opportunity to comment on the locations of the monitoring sites. No later than May 1, 2025, and by May 1 of each year thereafter, the division will provide public notice of and an opportunity to comment on the monitoring program.

On or before November October 1, 2025, and at least every 5 years by each October 1 thereafter, the division will prepare a report summarizing the findings of the monitoring program provide public notice of and an opportunity to comment on the report, and submit the report to the general assembly. The division will also report on the need for any additional monitoring sites during the hearings held pursuant to the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" prior to the 2027 legislative session.Beginning no later than July 1, 2027, the commission will identify by rule toxic air contaminants that may pose a risk of harm to public health in the state (high-risk toxic air contaminants) and adopt health-based standards and emissions limitations (airborne toxic control measures) for high-risk toxic air contaminants.On or before July 1, 2032, and at least every 5 years thereafter, the commission will review the health-based standards and airborne toxic control measures to determine if the commission should:

  • Identify any additional high-risk toxic air contaminants; and
  • Adjust the existing health-based standards and airborne toxic control measures.

Beginning on July 1, 2027, when applying for a new or modified air pollution permit that is subject to the new source review requirements of the federal "Clean Air Act", the owner or operator of a stationary source of pollution must submit an analysis of the impacts of the stationary source's emissions of toxic air contaminants on concentrations of toxic air contaminants in the ambient air. The division may only approve the application if the division determines, based on the analysis, that the source's emissions will not contribute to an increase in concentrations in the ambient air at or in excess of a health-based standard.Beginning on July 1, 2027, to protect public health and the environment, the division may reopen any existing air pollution permits and require the owner or operator of a stationary source of pollution to submit to the division an analysis of the impacts of the stationary source's emissions of toxic air contaminants on concentrations of toxic air contaminants in the ambient air. If the division determines, based on the analysis, that the source's emissions contribute to concentrations in the ambient air at or in excess of a health-based standard, the division may require a decrease or cessation in the applicable emissions over the shortest practicable time until the emissions no longer contribute to concentrations in the ambient air at or in excess of a health-based standard.The bill also creates the toxic air contaminant scientific advisory board (advisory board) in the department. The advisory board consists of 3 voting members appointed by the executive director of the department and a nonvoting member representing the department. Each member of the advisory board shall:

  • Be professionally active or engaged in scientific research;
  • Be highly qualified to evaluate health effects from exposure to toxic substances; and
  • Have expertise in pathology, oncology, epidemiology, or toxicology.

The advisory board will advise the commission on identifying toxic air contaminants and high-risk toxic air contaminants, establishing and revising health-based standards for high-risk toxic air contaminants, and reviewing and revising the list of covered air toxics.No later than December 31, 2024, the commission will identify by rule up to 5 toxic air contaminants that may pose a risk of harm to public health (priority toxic air contaminants). No later than September 30, 2025, the commission will establish by rule health-based standards for any priority toxic air contaminant identified by the commission.On or before September 30, 2029, and at least once every 5 years thereafter, the commission will:

  • Determine whether to identify any additional priority toxic air contaminants;
  • Determine whether to revise existing health-based standards; and
  • No more than 12 months after identifying any additional priority toxic air contaminants, adopt health-based standards for those toxic air contaminants.

No later than April 30, 2026, the commission will adopt emission control regulations designed to reduce emissions of each priority toxic air contaminant. For new emission sources of priority toxic air contaminants, the commission will adopt more stringent emission control regulations.

No later than September 30, 2030, and at least once every 5 years thereafter, the commission will:

  • Adopt emission control regulations for any additional priority toxic air contaminants identified by the commission; and
  • Determine whether to revise existing emission control regulations.

No later than December 31, 2025, the division will conduct an assessment to determine the needs of the division to administer an air permitting program to regulate new, modified, and existing stationary sources that emit priority toxic air contaminants. The division will provide public notice and hold at least 2 public meetings at which members of the public have an opportunity to comment on the assessment. The division will report on the assessment during the hearings held pursuant to the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" prior to the 2026 legislative session.

(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.)

Status: 2/16/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
4/7/2022 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/3/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/5/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/6/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/6/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/9/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/10/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/10/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/11/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/11/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/20/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/20/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/2/2022 Signed by Governor
6/2/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1255 Improve Higher Education For Students With A Disability 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Improve Higher Education For Students With A Disability
Sponsors: D. Ortiz (D) | M. Bradfield (R) / R. Zenzinger (D) | B. Kirkmeyer (R)
Summary:

The bill requires the department of higher education (department) to submit, as a part of its annual "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" hearing, data related to postsecondary outcomes for students with a disability. The department shall gather the data in collaboration with institutions of higher education (institutions).

The bill creates the postsecondary services advisory committee (committee) in the department for the purpose of making recommendations to institutions and the general assembly concerning necessary services and best practices to improve successful outcomes for students with disabilities at institutions. The committee is required to complete and submit a report to the education committees of the house of representatives and the senate by June 15, 2023, and June 14, 2024. The committee is repealed on June 30, 2024.


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

Status: 2/22/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/16/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/21/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/22/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/23/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/31/2022 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/4/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/5/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/18/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/19/2022 Sent to the Governor
4/21/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1259 Modifications To Colorado Works Program 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 11 2022
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS
(10) in house calendar.
Short Title: Modifications To Colorado Works Program
Sponsors: M. Duran (D) | I. Jodeh (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

The bill allows the state board of human services (state board) to utilize eligibility processes from other public assistance or entitlement programs when promulgating rules for redetermining and verifying eligibility for the Colorado works program (works program).

When determining income requirements for the works program, the bill requires the department of human services (state department) to use an income conversion ratio for converting weekly and biweekly income to a monthly amount using the lowest ratio or methodology that results in the lowest monthly income amount allowable under federal law.

Current law prohibits a person convicted of a drug-related felony offense from being eligible for assistance under the works program unless the person is determined by a county department of human or social services (county department) to have taken action toward rehabilitation. The bill removes the ban on eligibility.

The bill requires the state board to promulgate rules establishing statewide standards and procedures that require counties to: offer an extension:

  • Offer an extension beyond the 60-month lifetime maximum for all households that demonstrate good cause, which includes, but is not limited to , an applicant or participant who is a child-only case, the head of a single parent household and has a child under one year of age, or experiencing hardship; or addressing family or medical needs; and
  • Inform and not penalize any applicant or household that demonstrates good cause for an exemption from work requirements to all households that demonstrate good cause, which includes, for but is not limited to, an applicant or participant who is the head of a single-parent household and has a child under one year of age or experiencing hardship. or addressing family or medical needs.

The bill requires the state department to annually review and promulgate rules as necessary to update the standard of need to ensure the standard of need is equitable, promotes economic mobility and self-sufficiency, and reflects the current economic status of the state.

The bill requires the state department to disregard any earned income for at least the first 6 months an applicant or participant is employed while enrolled in the works program. The bill requires that the state department determine the amount of earned income that must be disregarded after the first 6 months and ensure a gradual step down of the amount of earned income disregarded and that the appropriate work supports are made available to the applicant or participant.

Current law requires the state department to ensure the amount of a basic cash assistance grant that an applicant or participant receives is equal to or exceeds 102% of the need standard for a participant in a similarly sized household on January 1, 2008. By the 2027-28 state fiscal year, For the state fiscal year commencing July 1, 2022, the bill requires the amount of basic cash assistance grant to equal or exceed 100% of the basic cash assistance in 2021, plus 10%. For the state fiscal year commencing July 1, 2023, and each state fiscal year thereafter, the bill requires the amount of the basic cash assistance grant to equal or exceed 50% of the federal poverty guidelines established by the federal department of health and human services for a similarly sized household for that fiscal year the amount of basic cash assistance for the previous state fiscal year plus a 2% cost of living adjustment or a cost of living adjustment that is equal to the average of the federal social security administration's cost of living adjustment for that fiscal year plus the previous 2 fiscal years, whichever is greater.No later than January 1, 2023, the bill requires the state department to begin phasing in the increase in basic cash assistance that is equal to or exceeds 50% of the federal poverty guidelines. The bill requires the state treasurer to transfer $18 million from the economic recovery and relief cash fund (cash fund) to the Colorado long-term works reserve to cover any increase in basic cash assistance above the amount of basic cash assistance in state fiscal year 2021-22. Beginning in state fiscal year 2023-24, and each state fiscal year thereafter, the bill requires the state department to first expend any money remaining that is transferred to the Colorado long-term works reserve from the cash fund and then expend money in equal amounts from the state general fund, the unclaimed property trust fund, and available TANF funds to cover any increase in basic cash assistance above the amount in state fiscal year 2021-22.If the total statewide county TANF reserve falls below 15% of the county block grant amount, the bill requires the general assembly to appropriate money from the Colorado long-term works reserve to the county block grant until the balance of the total statewide TANF reserve exceeds 15% or until the Colorado long-term works reserve falls below 25% of the state block grant amount. If the Colorado long-term works reserve falls below 25%, of the state block grant amount and the total statewide county TANF reserve exceeds 15% of the county block grant amount, the bill requires counties to fund the TANF program from available TANF funds until the total statewide county TANF reserve falls below 15% of the county block grant amount.

The bill requires strongly encourages a county department to attempt to contact each participant using each method of communication provided by the participant in order to conduct exit and follow-up interviews upon case closure. The bill expands the purpose of the exit and follow-up interviews to include evaluating the participant's experience with the works program, how well the program met the participant's needs and assisted the participant in meeting the participant's goals, and informing the state department of any changes to rules that are needed to improve the participant's experience.The bill requires the state department to monitor impacts to counties' workload in the works program and consult with counties regarding additional need for money to administer the works program.

Beginning January 2023, and each January thereafter, the state department is required to submit a report to the general assembly on the effectiveness of the works program.

Current law requires the state board to promulgate rules that require a percentage reduction in the basic cash assistance grant upon the imposition of a sanction affecting the grant, with the percentage to be specified in the rules but not to be less than 25%. The bill requires the percentage not to exceed one dollar.

The bill authorizes a county department that is projected to exhaust all money available in the county's TANF reserve and faces a local or statewide natural disaster or other emergency to request money from the county block grant support fund.

No later than September 30, 2022, the bill requires the state department to develop an outreach and engagement plan to promote access to the works program for eligible persons.

The bill appropriates $19,824,070 to the department of human services and $1,066,400 to the office of the governor for use by the office of information technology .

(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.)

Status: 2/23/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
4/12/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/28/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/28/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/29/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/29/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/4/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/6/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/6/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/9/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/11/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/26/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/31/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/31/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/3/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1279 Reproductive Health Equity Act 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Reproductive Health Equity Act
Sponsors: M. Froelich (D) | D. Esgar (D) / J. Gonzales (D)
Summary:

The bill declares that every individual has a fundamental right to use or refuse contraception; every pregnant individual has a fundamental right to continue the pregnancy and give birth or to have an abortion; and a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent or derivative rights under the laws of the state.

The bill prohibits state and local public entities from:

  • Denying, restricting, interfering with, or discriminating against an individual's fundamental right to use or refuse contraception or to continue a pregnancy and give birth or to have an abortion in the regulation or provision of benefits, services, information, or facilities; and
  • Depriving, through prosecution, punishment, or other means, an individual of the individual's right to act or refrain from acting during the individual's own pregnancy based on the potential, actual, or perceived impact on the pregnancy, the pregnancy's outcomes, or on the pregnant individual's health.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 3/3/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
3/9/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/12/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/17/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/22/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/23/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/28/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/29/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/29/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/4/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1284 Health Insurance Surprise Billing Protections 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Health Insurance Surprise Billing Protections
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | M. Catlin (R) / B. Gardner (R) | B. Pettersen (D)
Summary:

The bill changes current state law to align with the federal "No Surprises Act" (act) by:

  • Allowing a covered person who requests an independent external review of a health-care coverage decision to request a review to determine if the services that were provided or may be provided by an out-of-network provider or facility are subject to an in-network benefit level of coverage;
  • Requiring that payments made for health-care services provided at an in-network facility or by an out-of-network provider be applied to the covered person's in-network deductible and any out-of-pocket maximum amounts as if the services were provided by an in-network provider;
  • Requiring that emergency health-care services, regardless of the facility at which they are provided, be covered at the in-network benefit level;
  • Requiring each health insurance carrier (carrier) to cover post-stabilization services to stabilize a patient after a medical emergency at the in-network benefit level unless specific criteria are met;
  • Requiring carriers to develop disclosures to provide to covered persons that comply with the act;
  • Requiring the commissioner of insurance (commissioner) and certain regulators of health-care occupations to adopt rules concerning disclosure requirements, including a list of ancillary services for which a provider or facility cannot charge a balance bill;
  • Requiring the commissioner to convene a work group to facilitate and streamline the implementation of the payment of claims for services provided by an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility and for services surrounding a medical emergency;
  • Prohibiting a carrier from recalculating a covered person's cost-sharing amount based on an additional payment made as a result of arbitration;
  • Requiring the parties to an arbitration over health-care coverage to split the costs of the arbitrator if the parties reach an agreement before the final decision of the arbitrator;
  • Allowing administrators of self-funded health benefit plans to elect to be subject to state law concerning coverage for health-care services from out-of-network providers and facilities;
  • Authorizing the commissioner to promulgate rules to implement the requirements of the act;
  • Changing the amount of time that a managed care plan must allow a person to continue to receive care from a provider from 60 to 90 days after the date an in-network provider is terminated from a plan without cause;
  • Implementing specific requirements for health-care coverage and services for covered persons who are continuing care patients of a provider or facility whose contract with the patient's health insurer is terminated; and
  • Allowing an out-of-network provider and an out-of-network facility to charge a covered person a balance bill for health-care services other than ancillary services if the out-of-network provider complies with specific notice requirements and obtains the covered person's signed consent.

The bill changes from January 1 to March 1 the date by which a carrier is required to submit information to the commissioner concerning the use of out-of-network providers and out-of-network facilities and the impact on health insurance premiums for consumers.


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

Status: 3/8/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
4/13/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/21/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/22/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/25/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/28/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/3/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/4/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/6/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/3/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/6/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/6/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/8/2022 Signed by Governor
6/8/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1287 Protections For Mobile Home Park Residents 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Protections For Mobile Home Park Residents
Sponsors: A. Boesenecker (D) | E. Hooton (D) / F. Winter (D)
Summary:

The bill amends the "Mobile Home Park Act" and the "Mobile Home Park Act Dispute Resolution and Enforcement Program" to:

  • Prohibit a landlord from increasing rent on a mobile home lot by an amount that exceeds the greater of inflation or 3 percentage points in any 12-month period;
  • Require the landlord or the landlord's representative to attend up to 2 public meetings for residents of the park each year at the request of the residents;
  • Clarify that a landlord is responsible for the cost of repairing any damage to a mobile home or lot that results from the landlord's failure to maintain the premises of the park;
  • Clarify the triggering events that demonstrate a park owner's intent to sell a park for purposes of providing notice to home owners and the method for giving notice;
  • Change the period in which a group or association of mobile home owners may make an offer to purchase the park from 90 to 180 days, and provide for tolling of that time period in certain circumstances;
  • Provide a right of first refusal for a public entity that accepts an assignment of a group or association of mobile home owners' opportunity to purchase;
  • Clarify the obligations of a landlord to provide notice to home owners concerning the terms and conditions of an offer to purchase the park that the landlord would accept and to negotiate in good faith with the home owners;
  • Require a landlord who changes the use of the land comprising the park to compensate a mobile home owner who has not given notice to terminate the lease or rental agreement and who is displaced by the change in use for the reasonable costs of relocating the mobile home to a location within 100 miles of the park, the fair market value of the mobile home before the change in use, or in the amount of $7,500 for a single-section mobile home or $10,000 for a multi-section mobile home;
  • Allow the department to enforce statutory provisions concerning the required notice of intent to sell or change the use of the land and the mobile home owners' opportunity to purchase by imposing a fine for a violation or filing for injunctive relief in district court;
  • Allow the attorney general to investigate and enforce statutory provisions providing protections for mobile home owners;
  • Allow a resident, local government, or a nonprofit to file a complaint with the division under the dispute resolution program;
  • Clarify the procedures and penalties that apply when a party does not respond to a subpoena from the division;
  • Allow the division to take immediate action in response to complaints or violations that will cause immediate harm to mobile home owners;
  • Prohibit landlords from harassing or coercing mobile home owners in an effort to require a mobile owner to sign an agreement or to influence a decision by the home owner about an opportunity to purchase;
  • Establish criteria for when a mobile home park rule or regulation that limits a home owner's right to control the use, appearance, and structure of a mobile home is enforceable;
  • Prohibit a landlord from interfering with the mobile home owner's right to sell a mobile home to the buyer of his or her choice, except in limited circumstances;
  • Establish record retention requirements for landlords; and
  • Consolidate provisions concerning private rights of action for landlords, home owners, and residents, and establish penalties and remedies available in private actions.

(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.)

Status: 3/8/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
3/23/2022 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/21/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/22/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/25/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/2/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/5/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/5/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/6/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/9/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/14/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/16/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/26/2022 Signed by Governor
5/26/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1288 Safe Reporting Assaults Suffered By Sex Workers 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Safe Reporting Assaults Suffered By Sex Workers
Sponsors: B. Titone (D) | M. Soper (R) / J. Smallwood (R) | R. Fields (D)
Summary:

The bill grants immunity to the charge of prostitution, soliciting for prostitution, or prostitute making display (prostitution offense) to a person who seeks assistance from a law enforcement officer, the 911 system, or a medical provider for a victim or as a victim of a violent crime or offense (crime) if the evidence for the charge of a prostitution offense was obtained as a result of the person seeking assistance or as a result of the need for assistance. A person who receives immunity for a prostitution offense is not immune from prosecution for other offenses, and a district attorney or law enforcement officer may obtain or use evidence obtained from a report, recording, or other statement provided as a result of the initial prostitution offense to prosecute any other offense.

For the purposes of the bill, "person" is defined as the victim of the crime, a person who is a victim of human trafficking for sexual servitude, or a witness to the crime. The bill sets forth the applicable violent crimes or offenses.


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

Status: 3/9/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/16/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/18/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/21/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/23/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/7/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/12/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/13/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/21/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/22/2022 Sent to the Governor
4/22/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/2/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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Amendments: Amendments

HB22-1289 Health Benefits For Colorado Children And Pregnant Persons 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Health Benefits For Colorado Children And Pregnant Persons
Sponsors: S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D) | J. McCluskie (D) / D. Moreno (D) | R. Fields (D)
Summary:

The bill makes the following changes to health insurance coverage for low-income pregnant people and children in low-income families:

  • Provides full health insurance coverage for Colorado pregnant people who would be eligible for medicaid and the children's basic health plan (CHIP) if not for their immigration status and continues that coverage for 12 months postpartum at the CHIP federal matching rate;
  • Provides comprehensive health insurance coverage to all Colorado children who would be eligible for medicaid and CHIP if not for their immigration status;
  • Requires the state department of health care policy and financing (department) to create an outreach and enrollment strategy for enrolling eligible groups into new coverage options;
  • Requires the department to report to the joint budget committee in its 2024 presentation, as well as in its "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" reports, beginning in January 2026, information concerning the state-funded health and medical care program, the state children's basic health plan, and its plans and progress in implementing the coverage expansion for lawfully residing persons;
  • Allows the state controller to allow the department to make an expenditure in excess of the amount authorized if the amount is for the state medical assistance program or the state children's basic health plan;
  • Makes comprehensive lactation supports and supplies, including breast pumps, a covered benefit for perinatal people on medicaid and CHIP; support services, lactation supplies and equipment, and maintenance of multi-use loaned equipment. Lactation equipment must include a single-user double electric breast pump, pump parts, and pump collection kit, and must be available prior to delivery.
  • Draws down federal funds to improve perinatal and postpartum support and requires that priorities for the funds be determined through a stakeholder process;
  • Permanently authorizes an existing survey of birthing parents, run by the state department of public health and environment and increases the ability of the survey to collect and report on the experiences of birthing people of color in Colorado;
  • Creates a special enrollment period for health insurance coverage due to pregnancy so that an eligible person can sign up for insurance as soon as the person becomes pregnant; and
  • Improves the quality of health insurance coverage available through the health insurance affordability enterprise.

(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.)

Status: 3/9/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
3/25/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/20/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/21/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/22/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/22/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/28/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/3/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2022 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/4/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/5/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/3/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/6/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/6/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/7/2022 Signed by Governor
6/7/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1290 Changes To Medicaid For Wheelchair Repairs 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Changes To Medicaid For Wheelchair Repairs
Sponsors: B. Titone (D) | D. Ortiz (D) / R. Zenzinger (D) | D. Coram (R)
Summary:

The bill prohibits the department of health care policy and financing (state department) from requiring prior authorization for any repair of complex rehabilitation technology (CRT).

No later than October 1, 2023, the bill requires the medical services board to promulgate rules establishing repair metrics for all CRT suppliers and CRT professionals. Prior to promulgating rules, the bill requires the state department to engage in a stakeholder process. Beginning January 2024, the bill requires the state department to report on the metrics and compliance with the metrics.

The bill authorizes the state department to assess a fine for violations of repair metric rules on a supplier Beginning 3 years after the date the repair metric rules are established, the bill authorizes the state department to engage in a stakeholder process to determine the need for additional accountability of a qualified CRT supplier through penalties, audits, or similar tools, for violations of the metric rules .

Beginning December 1, 2024, the bill requires the state department to reimburse labor costs at a rate that is 25% higher for clients residing in rural areas than urban areas.

The bill appropriates $112,668 from the general fund to department of health care policy and financing to implement 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.)

Status: 3/9/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
3/22/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/21/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/21/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/22/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/25/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/28/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/3/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2022 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/4/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/5/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/25/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/25/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/2/2022 Signed by Governor
6/2/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1300 Local Enforcement To Prevent Human Trafficking 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Local Enforcement To Prevent Human Trafficking
Sponsors: T. Carver (R) | L. Daugherty (D) / R. Fields (D) | B. Gardner (R)
Summary:

The bill allows a board of county commissioners (board) to adopt a local resolution or ordinance to establish business licensure requirements to regulate massage facilities for the sole purpose of deterring illicit massage businesses and preventing human trafficking. The bill allows the board to charge an administrative licensure fee for a massage facility.

The bill allows a board to adopt a resolution or ordinance to regulate and prohibit activities to prevent the operation of illicit massage businesses that engage in human trafficking-related offenses.

The bill allows municipalities to access criminal record history information of a licensee of a massage facility furnished by criminal justice agencies, subject to any restrictions imposed by the agencies. If a municipality adopts a resolution or ordinance to license a massage facility or prohibit activities to prevent the operation of illicit massage businesses that engage in human trafficking-related offenses, the bill requires municipal police departments to conduct background checks on the applicant's or licensee's criminal history and provide the municipality information to determine whether the applicant or licensee is approved or denied for a license based on the criminal history record information.

(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.)

Status: 3/15/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/23/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/28/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/29/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/30/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
4/19/2022 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/21/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/22/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/27/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/31/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/31/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/8/2022 Signed by Governor
6/8/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1305 Paid Family Medical Leave Premium Reduction 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Paid Family Medical Leave Premium Reduction
Sponsors: Y. Caraveo (D) | M. Gray (D) / F. Winter (D) | J. Coleman (D)
Summary:

The bill reduces the premium paid by employers for the state's paid family and medical leave program, starting January 1, 2023, through June 30, 2023, from nine-tenths of 1% of wages per employee to eighty-one hundredths of 1% of wages per employee.

The bill requires the state treasurer to transfer $57.5 million from the general fund to the family and medical leave insurance fund.


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

Status: 3/18/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
3/28/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/8/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/8/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/11/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/13/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/2/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1309 Hospital Dispense Drugs To Sexual Assault Victims 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Hospital Dispense Drugs To Sexual Assault Victims
Sponsors: M. Froelich (D) / F. Winter (D) | S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
Summary:

The bill allows a hospital employee or agent to dispense a 7-day to 28-day supply of drugs for prophylaxis of sexually transmitted infections to an emergency room patient who is a victim of sexual assault.

(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.)

Status: 3/21/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
4/12/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/14/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/18/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/19/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/27/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/28/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/29/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/23/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/25/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/26/2022 Signed by Governor
5/26/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1317 Restrictive Employment Agreements 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Restrictive Employment Agreements
Sponsors: K. Tipper (D) / J. Bridges (D)
Summary:

The bill declares that a restrictive employment agreement or covenant not to compete that restricts the right of any person to receive compensation for performance of labor for any employer is void, with certain exceptions. One exception is for a covenant not to compete governing a person who, at the time the covenant not to compete is entered into and at the time it is enforced, earns an amount of annualized cash compensation equivalent to or greater than the threshold amount for highly compensated workers, if the covenant not to compete is for the protection of trade secrets and is no broader than is reasonably necessary to protect the employer's legitimate interest in protecting trade secrets.

Additionally, if the employer provides proper notice of the restrictive employment agreement or covenant not to compete to the employee or prospective employee worker or prospective worker , the following agreements or covenants are not prohibited:

  • A provision providing for recovery of the expense certain expenses of educating and training an employee who has served an employer for a period of less than 2 years, unless the education and training was primarily for the benefit or convenience of the employer a worker ;
  • A reasonable confidentiality provision relevant to the employer's business that does not prohibit disclosure of information that arises from the employee's worker's general training, knowledge, skill, or experience, whether gained on the job or otherwise, or information that is readily ascertainable to the public, or information that a worker otherwise has a right to disclose as legally protected conduct ; and
  • Agreements or covenants with a person earning annual cash compensation greater than the threshold amount for highly compensated employees.

The bill limits choice of law and choice of venue provisions in restrictive employment agreements and covenants not to compete.

The bill prohibits an employer from entering into, presenting to an employee or prospective employee a worker or prospective worker as a term of employment, or attempting to enforce any restrictive employment agreement or covenant not to compete that is void under the bill. An employer who violates this provision is subject to a penalty of $5,000 for each employee or prospective employee worker or prospective worker, injunctive relief, and actual damages.

(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.)

Status: 3/24/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/6/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/14/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/18/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/19/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/27/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/29/2022 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/2/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/3/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/4/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/3/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/6/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/6/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/8/2022 Signed by Governor
6/8/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1326 Fentanyl Accountability And Prevention 
Comment: Oppose amendment that would felonize simple possession.
Position: Monitor/Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Fentanyl Accountability And Prevention
Sponsors: A. Garnett (D) / B. Pettersen (D) | J. Cooke (R)
Summary:

The bill makes the unlawful possession of any material, compound, mixture, or preparation that weighs more than 4 grams and contains any amount of fentanyl, carfentanal, or an analog thereof a level 4 drug felony.

The bill creates an exemption to the unlawful possession of a controlled substance offense for employees, agents, or volunteers of certain agencies who are in possession of the controlled substance, including fentanyl, carfentanal, or an analog thereof, for the purpose of safe disposal of the controlled substance.

The bill makes the unlawful distribution, manufacturing, dispensing, or sale of a material, compound, mixture, or preparation containing fentanyl, carfentanal, or an analog thereof:

  • A level 1 drug felony if it weighs more than 50 grams;
  • A level 2 drug felony if it weighs more than 4 grams, but not more than 50 grams; and
  • A level 3 drug felony if it weighs not more than 4 grams.

The bill makes it a level 1 drug felony if the defendant unlawfully distributed, manufactured, dispensed, or sold a material, compound, mixture, or preparation containing fentanyl, carfentanal, or an analog thereof, and a person died as a proximate cause of using or consuming it.

The bill makes a defendant a special offender, making them subject to a level 1 drug felony, if:

  • The defendant introduced or imported into Colorado any material, compound, mixture, or preparation that weighs more than 4 grams and contains fentanyl or carfentanal; or
  • The defendant unlawfully distributed, manufactured, dispensed, or sold a material, compound, mixture, or preparation containing fentanyl or carfentanal, and the defendant possessed pill or tablet manufacturing equipment with the intent to use the equipment in the manufacture of a controlled substance.

For certain offenses, the bill requires a court to order placement in a residential treatment facility for treatment of an addiction that includes fentanyl, carfentanal, or an analog thereof as a condition of probation if recommended pursuant to a substance abuse assessment. Furthermore, for certain offenses, a court is required to order a fentanyl education class, which is developed by the office of behavioral health.

The bill expands the list of eligible entities that are eligible for standing orders to receive opiate antagonists.

The bill creates immunity from civil liability for certain persons who or entities that act in good faith to furnish a non-laboratory synthetic opiate detection test to another person.

The bill requires a jail, upon release, to provide opiate antagonists and prescribe medication for an opiate use disorder to certain persons.

The bill requires community corrections programs to assess individuals residing in the programs for substance use withdrawal symptoms and develop protocols for medical detoxification monitoring, medication-assisted treatment, and other appropriate withdrawal management care.

The bill permits the correctional treatment board to direct money in the correctional treatment cash fund for drug overdose prevention, opiate antagonists, and non-laboratory synthetic opiate detection tests.

The bill permits a school district board of education, the charter school institute, or governing board of a nonpublic school to adopt and implement a policy to permit a school to acquire and maintain non-laboratory synthetic opiate detection tests and furnish them on school grounds.

For the 2022-23 fiscal year, the bill requires the appropriation of $20 million from the behavioral and mental health cash fund to the opiate antagonist bulk purchase fund.

For the 2022-23 fiscal year, the bill requires the appropriation of $300,000 to the department of public health and environment for the purchase and distribution of non-laboratory synthetic opiate detection tests to eligible entities.

The bill requires the department of public health and environment to develop and implement a statewide fentanyl prevention and education campaign.

The bill expands the types of entities that are eligible for a harm reduction grant and the permissible uses of the grant funds. For the 2022-23 fiscal year, the bill requires the appropriation of $6 million from the behavioral and mental health cash fund to the harm reduction grant program cash fund.

The bill requires a jail that receives funding through the jail-based behavioral health services program to develop protocols for medication-assisted treatment and withdrawal management care and develop and implement a policy that describes the provision of medication-assisted treatment to individuals upon release. For the 2022-23 fiscal year, the bill requires the appropriation of $3 million from the behavioral and mental health cash fund for these purposes.

The bill requires each managed service organization to evaluate current supply and necessary demand within its region for certain harm reduction and treatment services and report their findings to the general assembly.

The bill requires the legislative services agencies of the general assembly to perform a post-enactment review of certain criminal provisions 3 years following the act becoming law.


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

Status: 3/25/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/12/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
4/13/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/22/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/22/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/25/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/26/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
4/28/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/4/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/5/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/6/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/9/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
5/11/2022 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
5/11/2022 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/11/2022 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/23/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/25/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/25/2022 Signed by Governor
5/25/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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HB22-1345 Perfluoroalkyl And Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 11 2022
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS
(2) in house calendar.
Short Title: Perfluoroalkyl And Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals
Sponsors: L. Cutter (D) | M. Bradfield (R) / J. Gonzales (D) | P. Lee (D)
Summary:

Section 1 of the bill enacts the "Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals Consumer Protection Act" to establish a regulatory scheme that collects information from product manufacturers regarding the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS chemicals) in their products and phases out prohibits the sale or distribution of certain products that contain intentionally added PFAS chemicals perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS chemicals) . Section 1 requires manufacturers of products that are sold or distributed in the state and that contain intentionally added PFAS chemicals to provide written notification (notification) to the executive director (executive director) of the Colorado department of public health and environment (department) that provides:

  • The trade name of the product;
  • A description of the purpose that PFAS chemicals serve in the product;
  • Contact information for the manufacturer; and
  • Any additional information required by the executive director.

For manufacturers that were already selling or distributing a product containing intentionally added PFAS chemicals in the state before January 1, 2025, the notification must be made no later than 30 days before January 1, 2025. For manufacturers that begin to sell or distribute a product containing intentionally added PFAS chemicals in the state on or after January 1, 2025, the notification must be made at least 30 days after the manufacturer begins selling or distributing the product in the state.No later than 30 days after the executive director receives a notification, the executive director shall publish the trade name of the product and manufacturer name on the department's website. A manufacturer submitting the notification to the executive director must pay a fee established by the executive director. The fee will be credited to the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances cash fund (fund).

On and after January 1, 2024, a person shall not sell or distribute in the state any products in the following product categories if the products contain intentionally added PFAS chemicals:

  • Carpets or rugs;
  • Cookware;
  • Cosmetics;
  • Fabric treatments;
  • Food packaging;
  • Juvenile products;
  • Oil and gas products;
  • Textile furnishings; and
  • Upholstered furniture.

No later than January 1, 2025, the executive director will identify by rule a list of priority products and priority product categories. No later than December 31, 2027, the executive director will promulgate rules prohibiting the sale or distribution of said priority products or priority product categories that contain intentionally added PFAS chemicals and that have not been exempted by the executive director.No later than January 1, 2028, the executive director will identify by rule another list of priority products or priority product categories. No later than December 31, 2030, the executive director will promulgate rules prohibiting the sale or distribution of said priority products or priority product categories that contain intentionally added PFAS chemicals and that have not been exempted by the executive director.A manufacturer or consumer that applies for an exemption for a priority product or priority product category identified by the executive director must pay a fee established by the executive director. The fee will be credited to the fund.On and after January 1, 2024, a manufacturer of cookware sold in the state that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals in the handle of the product or in any product surface that comes into contact with food, foodstuffs, or beverages is required to:

  • List the presence of PFAS chemicals on the product label of the cookware; and
  • Include a statement on the product label of the cookware that directs the consumer to a website with information about why PFAS chemicals were intentionally added to the product.

On and after January 1, 2024, a manufacturer of cookware is prohibited from making a statement that the cookware is free of PFAS chemicals unless no individual PFAS chemical is intentionally added to the cookware.Section 2 includes products that do not contain intentionally added PFAS chemicals in the definition of "environmentally preferable products" for the purposes of state agency procurement.

The bill also:

  • Defines certain terminology ( section 3 );
  • As of January 1, 2024, repeals the exemption for gasoline distribution facilities, refineries, and chemical plants from the restriction (sales restriction) on the sale of class B firefighting foam (firefighting foam) that contains PFAS chemicals ( section 4 );
  • As of January 1, 2024, allows the executive director to grant a temporary exemption from the sales restriction for the purchase of firefighting foam that is used to extinguish class B fires at a facility that engages in the wholesale distribution of crude petroleum ( section 4 );
  • Requires a person that uses firefighting foam to prohibit a release of the firefighting foam into the environment, fully contain the firefighting foam during its use, safely store the firefighting foam, and report certain information to the water quality spills hotline within 24 hours if there is a release of the firefighting foam into the environment ( section 5 4 );
  • Requires a person that uses firefighting foam to report its use to the water quality spills hotline within 24 hours after the use ( section 5 4 ); and
  • Authorizes the attorney general to enforce laws regulating firefighting foams that contain PFAS chemicals ( section 6 5 ); and
  • Extends the date that the restriction on the use of firefighting foam that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals at certain airports goes into effect (section 6).

(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.)

Status: 3/28/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
4/14/2022 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
4/25/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/27/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/29/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/2/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/2/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/5/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/6/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/6/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/9/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/11/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/1/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/1/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/1/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/3/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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Amendments: Amendments

HB22-1348 Oversight Of Chemicals Used In Oil & Gas 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 11 2022
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(4) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Oversight Of Chemicals Used In Oil & Gas
Sponsors: M. Froelich (D) | Y. Caraveo (D) / F. Winter (D)
Summary:

The bill establishes a regulatory scheme that requires disclosure of certain chemical information for products used in downhole oil and gas operations (chemical disclosure information). On or before July 31, 2023, the oil and gas conservation commission (commission) is required to utilize or develop a chemical disclosure website to collect and share certain chemical disclosure information to the public (chemical disclosure website).

On and after July 31, 2023, a manufacturer that sells or distributes a chemical product operators, service providers, and direct vendors that provide chemical products directly to an operator or service provider at a well site (discloser) for use in underground oil and gas operations (downhole operations) in the state must disclose to the commission:

  • The trade name of the chemical product;
  • A list of the names of each chemical used in the chemical product;
  • The estimated amount of each chemical used in the chemical product; and
  • A description of the intended purpose of the chemical used in the chemical product.

The manufacturer discloser must also provide the commission with a declaration that the chemical product contains no intentionally added perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl chemicals.

For manufacturers disclosers that were already selling or distributing a chemical product for use in downhole operations in the state before July 31, 2023, the disclosure and declaration must be made at least 30 days before July 31, 2023. For manufacturers disclosers that begin to sell or distribute a chemical product for use in downhole operations in the state on or after July 31, 2023, the disclosure and declaration must be made at least 30 days before the manufacturer discloser begins selling or distributing the chemical product.If a manufacturer does not provide the disclosure information for a chemical product that it sells or distributes for use in downhole operations in the state to the discloser upon the request of the discloser, the manufacturer must provide the commission with a trade secret form of entitlement for the chemical product. If, after making a request to the manufacturer, the discloser is unable to disclose the disclosure information, the discloser shall disclose to the commission:

  • The name of the chemical product's manufacturer;
  • The chemical product's trade name;
  • The amount or weight of the chemical product; and
  • A safety data sheet for the chemical product.

On and after July 31, 2023, an operator of downhole operations using a chemical product must disclose to the commission:

  • The date of commencement of downhole operations;
  • The county of the well site where downhole operations are being conducted;
  • The numerical identifier assigned by the American Petroleum Institute US well number assigned to the well where downhole operations are being conducted; and
  • The trade names and quantities of any chemical products the operator plans to use used in downhole operations.

The operator must also provide the commission with a declaration that the chemical product contains no intentionally added perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl chemicals.

For downhole operations that commenced before July 31, 2023, and that will be ongoing on July 31, 2023, the disclosure and declaration must be made at least 75 days before within 120 days after July 31, 2023. For downhole operations that commence on or after July 31, 2023, the disclosure and declaration must be made at least 75 days before within 120 days after the commencement of downhole operations.

The commission will use the chemical disclosure information to create a chemical disclosure list for each well site, which will include:

  • An alphabetical list of names of chemicals that will be used in downhole operations at the well site; and
  • The total estimated amount of each chemical that will be used at the well site.

The commission will post each chemical disclosure list on the chemical disclosure website. The commission shall provide the chemical disclosure list to the applicable operator within 7 days after the operator's disclosures.

Prior to the commencement of downhole operations, the operator is required to disclose the chemical disclosure list to communities near where downhole operations will be conducted, local public water administrators, and, if there is a high-priority habitat near where downhole operations are being conducted, the division of parks and wildlife. For downhole operations that commenced before July 31, 2023, and that will be ongoing on July 31, 2023, the disclosure of the chemical disclosure list by the operator to these entities must be made at least 60 days before July 31, 2023. For downhole operations that commence on or after July 31, 2023, the disclosure of the chemical disclosure list by the operator to these entities must be made at least 60 days before commencement of downhole operations The disclosure of the chemical disclosure list to these entities must be made within 30 days after the operator's receipt of the chemical disclosure list from the commission.

If a manufacturer believes that any information that will be included on a chemical disclosure list is a trade secret, the manufacturer must file a trade secret claim with the commission. If the commission determines that the information covered by the trade secret claim constitutes a trade secret, the commission shall not include the information in any applicable chemical disclosure list.

On or before July 31, 2023, the commission must promulgate rules that set standards for the disclosure of the chemical disclosure information to:

  • An officer or employee of the United States, the state, or a local government in connection with the officer's or employee's official duties;
  • Contractors of the United States, the state, or a local government if the commission determines that the disclosure is necessary for performance of a contract or the protection of public health and safety;
  • A health-care professional in connection with an emergency or with diagnosing or treating a patient; and
  • In order to protect public safety, a person who is employed in public health or a scientist or researcher employed by an institution of higher education.

No later than February 1, 2025, and no later than February 1 each year thereafter, the commission shall submit and present an annual report to the general assembly based on the chemical disclosure information.

(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.)

Status: 3/28/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
4/14/2022 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/22/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/27/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
5/3/2022 Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/10/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/10/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/11/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/11/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/1/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/1/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/1/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/8/2022 Signed by Governor
6/8/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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Amendments: Amendments

HB22-1355 Producer Responsibility Program For Recycling 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 11 2022
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(5) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Producer Responsibility Program For Recycling
Sponsors: L. Cutter (D) / K. Priola (R) | J. Gonzales (D)
Summary:

On or before June 1, 2023, the executive director (executive director) of the Colorado department of public health and environment (department) must designate a nonprofit organization (organization) to implement and manage a statewide program (program) that provides recycling services to covered entities in the state, which are defined as residences, businesses, schools, hospitality locations, government buildings, and public places. The program is funded by annual dues (producer responsibility dues) paid by producers of products that use covered materials (producers). Covered materials are defined as packaging materials and paper products that are sold, offered for sale, or distributed in the state .

The bill creates the producer responsibility program for statewide recycling advisory board (advisory board) that consists of members who have expertise in recycling programs and are knowledgeable about recycling services in the different geographic regions of the state.

Prior to the implementation of the program, the organization must:

  • On or before September 1, 2023, hire an independent third party to conduct an assessment of the recycling services currently provided in the state and the recycling needs in the state that are not being met (needs assessment);
  • On or before April 1, 2024, report the results of the needs assessment to the advisory board and the executive director; and
  • On or before February 1, 2025, after soliciting input from the advisory board and other key stakeholders, submit a plan proposal for the program (plan proposal) to the advisory board and executive director.

The plan proposal will initially cover recycling services only for residential covered entities. The plan proposal must:

  • Describe how the organization will meet certain convenience standards and statewide recycling, collection, and postconsumer-recycled-content rates (rates);
  • Establish a funding mechanism through the collection of producer responsibility dues that covers the organization's costs in implementing the program and the costs of the department in overseeing the program;
  • Establish an objective formula to reimburse 100% of the net recycling services costs of public and private recycling service providers (providers) performing services under the program;
  • Provide a list of covered materials (minimum recyclable list) that providers performing services under the program must collect to be eligible for reimbursement under the program;
  • Set minimum rate targets that the state will strive to meet by January 1, 2030, and January 1, 2035, and describe how the state can meet increased rates after 2035; and
  • Describe a process and timeline, beginning no later than 2028, to expand recycling services to applicable nonresidential covered entities.

As part of the program, the organization must:

  • Utilize and expand on providers' existing recycling services to provide statewide recycling services at no charge to covered entities for all covered materials on the minimum recyclable list;
  • Develop and implement a statewide education and outreach program on the recycling and reuse of covered materials;
  • Contract with an independent third party to conduct an annual audit of the program; and
  • Submit an annual report to the advisory board and the executive director describing the progress of the program (annual report).

On January 1, 2025, and each January 1 thereafter, as an alternative to participating in the program, a producer may submit an individual plan proposal to the advisory board. The advisory board will review and make recommendations on, and the executive director shall approve or reject, the individual plan proposal.The bill establishes the producer responsibility program for statewide recycling administration fund (fund). On or before June 30, 2026, and on each June 30 thereafter, the department will notify the organization of its costs in overseeing and enforcing the program, and the organization will transmit a portion of the producer responsibility dues to the fund for the purposes of reimbursing the department for its costs.

Effective July 1, 2025, a producer may not sell or distribute any products that use covered materials in the state unless the producer is participating in the program or, after January 1, 2029, as set forth in an additional producer responsibility program that has been approved by the executive director the final plan or another plan approved by the executive director .

The advisory board has the following duties:

  • Advise the organization on the needs assessment;
  • Review the needs assessment;
  • Review the plan proposal and make recommendations to the executive director regarding its approval or rejection;
  • Review any necessary amendments to the program, make recommendations on the amendments to the organization, and then make recommendations to the executive director regarding approval or rejection of the amendments;
  • Review the annual report submitted by the organization; and
  • Consult with the organization on the development and updating of the minimum recyclable list.

The bill establishes an administrative penalty for the organization's or a producer's violation of the relevant statutes and rules. The collected penalties are deposited into the recycling resources economic opportunity fund.

(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.)

Status: 3/31/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
4/13/2022 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/26/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/28/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/29/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/2/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/2/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/4/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/6/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/6/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/9/2022 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/10/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/11/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/11/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/27/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/31/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/31/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/3/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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Amendments: Amendments

HB22-1364 Food Pantry Assistance Grant Program 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Food Pantry Assistance Grant Program
Sponsors: L. Cutter (D) | M. Soper (R) / T. Story (D) | K. Priola (R)
Summary:

The food pantry assistance grant program is set to repeal on June 30, 2023. The bill extends the food pantry assistance grant program through July 1, 2028.

For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, the bill appropriates $5 million from the general fund. For the 2023-24 state fiscal year, the bill appropriates $3.5 million from the general fund. For the 2024-25 state fiscal year through the 2026-27 state fiscal year, the bill appropriates $2 million annually from the general fund to be used only for the purchase of Colorado agricultural products; agricultural products that hold cultural significance for indigenous first nations people, or for other cultures or subcultural groups, including the ways in which those agricultural products are produced; agricultural products sold by agricultural producers located within 400 miles of the grant recipient; agricultural products sold by indigenous first nations producers located within Colorado and in neighboring states; and technical assistance.

The bill allows up to $100,000 annually of the appropriation to be used to hire a nonprofit entity to provide technical assistance to a grant recipient to train food pantries and assist in the location and purchase of Colorado agricultural products. The bill also allows a grant recipient to pre-purchase Colorado agricultural products.


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

Status: 4/8/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Water
4/18/2022 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Water Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/22/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/22/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/25/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/26/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
5/4/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/4/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/5/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/27/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/31/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/31/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/3/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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SB22-014 Colorado Youth Advisory Council Updates 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Colorado Youth Advisory Council Updates
Sponsors: D. Moreno (D) / H. McKean (R) | B. McLachlan (D)
Summary:

Colorado Youth Advisory Council Review Committee. The Colorado youth advisory council (council) is comprised of legislative members and nonlegislative members who are 14 to 19 years old. Under existing law, nonlegislative members are appointed to the council by a majority vote of its members. The bill changes the deadline to appoint nonlegislative members and removes the requirement that nonlegislative members be selected by a majority vote of the council.

Existing law requires the council to elect 2 co-chairs and 2 vice-chairs and permits the council to further develop a leadership structure for the council. The bill repeals the requirement to appoint co-chairs and vice-chairs, requires the council to adopt written bylaws setting forth a leadership structure for the council, and clarifies that the council can elect members to serve in any leadership position described in its bylaws.

The council is required to meet 4 times per year. The bill requires that 2 meetings be held in person.

The bill changes the council's annual reporting requirement so that the council reports to the Colorado youth advisory council review committee (review committee) during the interim.

The bill requires the chair of the review committee and the chair of the legislative council to sign council contracts and requires the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives to appoint the chair and vice-chair of the review committee on an annually alternating basis.


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

Status: 1/12/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/8/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/11/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/14/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/14/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/3/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/8/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
3/9/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/11/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/11/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/11/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/17/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

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SB22-018 Expand Court Reminder Program 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Expand Court Reminder Program
Sponsors: P. Lee (D) | J. Cooke (R) / A. Benavidez (D) | M. Soper (R)
Summary:

Under existing law, the court reminder program (program) provides 2 text message reminders to criminal defendants and juveniles who have been alleged to have committed a delinquent act (collectively, "defendants") to appear at each of their scheduled court appearances. The defendants must enroll in the program and provide a telephone number specifically for the purposes of the program.

The bill requires every defendant to be automatically enrolled in the program and allows a defendant to opt out of the program. The bill clarifies that defendants alleged to have committed traffic offenses are enrolled in the program. The bill requires the program to use the best contact information available to the courts. The bill requires the program to provide at least 3 reminders, including one reminder the day before the court appearance, and, for court appearances that can be attended virtually, the final reminder must include a link to the virtual court appearance. The program must send reminders by text message, but may use another method if a defendant is unable to receive text messages.

The program is required to track the number of defendants that opt out of the program and to implement or recommend changes to improve participation. The judicial department is required to report information regarding reminders sent by methods other than text message.

The bill requires the state court administrator to convene a working group to study best practices in court reminders, assess the effectiveness of the program, and recommend appropriate changes to the program to the state court administrator. In its annual State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent Government Act hearing, the judicial department is required to present the recommendations made by the working group, whether the recommendations were implemented, and the rationale for implementing or rejecting any recommendation.

Because defendants are automatically enrolled in the program, the bill repeals provisions related to notifying defendants of the opportunity to enroll in the program.

The bill appropriates $74,713 to the judicial department from the general fund to implement the act.

(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.)

Status: 1/12/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/3/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/18/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/18/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/21/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/21/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/6/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/29/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/29/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/2/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/6/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/6/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/9/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/19/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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SB22-019 Access To Suppressed Court Eviction Records 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Access To Suppressed Court Eviction Records
Sponsors: F. Winter (D) / S. Woodrow (D)
Summary:

Under existing law, a court record in an eviction proceeding is automatically suppressed and only available to judges; court staff; a party to the case and, if represented, the party's attorneys; authorized judicial department staff; and a person with a valid court order authorizing access to the court record. The bill permits an attorney, with permission of a party included in a suppressed court record, to access the record for the purpose of:

  • Providing legal advice to, or evaluating whether to enter an appearance on behalf of, the party included in the record ; or
  • Evaluating whether the matter is suitable for mediation or in preparation for a mediation between the parties included in the court record.

(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.)

Status: 1/12/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/9/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/11/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/14/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/14/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
2/23/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/28/2022 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/1/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/7/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/8/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/9/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/15/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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SB22-023 Deceptive Tactics Juvenile Custodian Interrogation 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 11 2022
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(8) in house calendar.
Short Title: Deceptive Tactics Juvenile Custodian Interrogation
Sponsors: J. Gonzales (D) / J. Bacon (D) | S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Summary:

The bill prohibits a law enforcement officer or an agent who assists, cooperates with, or otherwise facilitates a custodial interrogation ( interrogation) with a juvenile (law enforcement official) from using deception and false facts or beliefs (deception) to obtain a statement or admission from the juvenile. Any statement or admission obtained during the course of a juvenile custodial interrogation in which a law enforcement official knowingly uses deception is presumptively inadmissible against the juvenile in an evidentiary hearing unless the prosecution proves by clear and convincing evidence that the statement or admission was made voluntarily.

The bill requires law enforcement officials to electronically record all juvenile custodial interrogations.The bill instructs the P.O.S.T. board to develop an in-person interactive training program for peace officers on the uniform standards regarding interrogations of juveniles. The training must provide education for peace officers on juvenile development and culture and its impact on interrogations; interpreting juvenile behavior during an interrogation; techniques for building and establishing rapport during an interrogation; constructing age appropriate questions; and cautions and considerations for interrogating juveniles in custody.

(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.)

Status: 1/12/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/10/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/15/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/16/2022 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/17/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/17/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/15/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/5/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/6/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/10/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/11/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/11/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Adhere
Fiscal Notes:

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SB22-037 Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program
Sponsors: D. Moreno (D) / K. Tipper (D) | I. Jodeh (D)
Summary:

The bill makes the following modifications to the Tony Grampsas youth services program (program) in the state department of human services (state department):

  • Eliminates state agencies and state-operated programs from the list of entities that can apply for a grant to participate in the program ( section 1 of the bill);
  • Changes the definition of "entity" to ensure compliance with federal case law ( section 1 );
  • Adds prevention services to the services provided for youth and their families through community-based programming, including services for reducing crime and violence, abuse and neglect, drug and alcohol use, and school dropouts ( section 2 );
  • Changes certain criteria for adult and youth members to be appointed to the Tony Grampsas youth services board ( section 3 );
  • Requires the grant application process for participating in the program to identify and prioritize funding programs that meet a need in the community ( section 3 );
  • Requires entities that provide evidence-informed services for the youth mentoring services program to meet certain criteria ( section 4 );
  • For entities providing services for the Colorado student before-and-after-school project, specifies that the services may include alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use intervention, prevention, and education components ( section 6 );
  • For the funds that provide grant money to entities for providing services for the program, requires unexpended and unencumbered money remaining in the funds at the end of a state fiscal year to remain in the funds and available for expenditure by the state department in the following state fiscal year without further appropriations ( sections 2 to 6 ); and
  • Makes technical changes and corrections to the program.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/12/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/3/2022 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/8/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/9/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/10/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
2/25/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/2/2022 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/3/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/8/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/8/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/9/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/17/2022 Governor Signed
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SB22-040 Actuarial Reviews Health Insurance Mandate Legislation 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Actuarial Reviews Health Insurance Mandate Legislation
Sponsors: J. Smallwood (R) | F. Winter (D) / P. Will (R) | S. Lontine (D)
Summary:

The bill requires the division of insurance (division), to retain a contractor on or before November 1, 2022, to retain by contract one or more entities that have experience in actuarial reviews for the purpose of performing actuarial reviews of proposed legislation legislative proposals that may impose a new health benefit mandate on health benefit plans or reduce or eliminate coverage mandated under health benefit plans . The contractor contractors , under the direction of the division, shall conduct an actuarial review of up to 5 6 legislative proposals. for each regular legislative session, each at the request of a member of the general assembly. Each actuarial review performed by the contractor must consider the predicted effects of the legislative proposal during the 5 and 10 years immediately following the effective date of the proposed legislation, or during another time period following the effective date if such consideration is more actuarially feasible, including specifically described considerations.

In preparing a fiscal note for any legislative proposal that may impose a new health benefit mandate on health benefit plans, the legislative service agency charged with preparing the fiscal note shall either: include a statement that a report has been prepared by the contractors for the legislative proposal and an indication of how the report may be obtained in its entirety.

  • Include in the fiscal note information that is produced by the contractor in review of the legislative proposal; or
  • If no information is produced by the contractor in review of the legislative proposal, indicate such fact in the fiscal note.

For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, the bill appropriates $100,000 from the division of insurance cash fund to the department of regulatory agencies for use by the division of insurance as follows:

  • $50,000 for personal services; and
  • $50,000 for operating expenses.

(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.)

Status: 1/14/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/23/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/2/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/2/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/3/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
5/4/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/9/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/9/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/18/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/18/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/18/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/8/2022 Signed by Governor
6/8/2022 Governor Signed
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SB22-049 Victim Rights Act 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Victim Rights Act
Sponsors: R. Fields (D) | B. Gardner (R) / K. Tipper (D) | T. Carver (R)
Summary:

The bill updates the "Victim Rights Act" (act). The purpose of the act is to ensure all victims of crimes are protected by law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and judges.

The bill updates include:

  • Allowing a victim or the victim's designees to appear in court proceedings in person, by phone, or virtually via video or audio technology, or similar technology;
  • Requiring victims to receive a free copy of the initial incident report from the investigating law enforcement agency that includes, at a minimum, the victim's name, the offender's name, the date of the crime, the charges, and a summary of the incident. The investigating law enforcement agency is required to notify the district attorney of the information the victim received in the incident report and when it was provided to the victim. The district attorney is required to provide this information to any defendant involved in the case through the discovery process.
  • Requiring defendants to attend sentencing hearings , in person, by phone, or virtually by audio or video, or similar technology, to hear the victim's impact statement, unless the court excludes the defendant;
  • Clarifying that a victim or the victim's designees have a right to consult with the prosecution after any crime against the victim has been charged, and the prosecutor shall explain the defendant's sentencing terms;
  • Requiring the court to provide the victim or the victim's designees with translation or interpretation services as needed during all critical stages of the hearing;
  • Clarifying that a victim or the victim's designees have a right to attend all parole board hearings;
  • Requiring a court to order a bond hearing in any case that falls under the act; and
  • Clarifying that more than one person can represent the interests of a victim who is deceased or incapacitated.

(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.)

Status: 1/18/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/9/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
2/10/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/18/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/22/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/22/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/13/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/14/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/18/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/19/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/20/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/28/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/28/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/28/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/6/2022 Governor Signed
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SB22-052 Medical Assistance Income Eligibility Requirements 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Medical Assistance Income Eligibility Requirements
Sponsors: S. Jaquez Lewis (D) | J. Smallwood (R) / K. Mullica (D) | M. Bradfield (R)
Summary:

The bill aligns the medicaid and children's basic health plan income eligibility requirements for pregnant women and children with federal law.

Current law requires money in the healthcare affordability and sustainability fee cash fund (fund) to be used to expand eligibility for medicaid by increasing the income eligibility level for children and pregnant women under the children's basic health plan to up to 250% of the federal poverty line. The bill increases the eligibility level to up to 260%. Under current law, if the money in the fund is insufficient to fully fund all the purposes of the fund, the medical services board (state board) may reduce the percentage of the federal poverty level. The bill authorizes the state board to reduce the percentage of the federal poverty level to below 260%, but not below 250%.

The bill increases the medicaid income eligibility level for pregnant women from 133% of the federal poverty level to a federally approved specified percentage of the federal poverty level, adjusted for family size, as set forth in rules promulgated by the state board. The bill increases the medicaid income eligibility level for pregnant women from 185% of the federal poverty level to 195% of the federal poverty level, adjusted for family size.

The bill increases the income eligibility level under the children's basic health plan for children and pregnant women from 250% of the federal poverty level to a federally approved specified percentage of the federal poverty level, adjusted for family size, as set forth in state board rule 260% of the federal poverty level.

(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.)

Status: 1/18/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/9/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/14/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/15/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/16/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
3/4/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/8/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/9/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/10/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/18/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/18/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/18/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/24/2022 Governor Signed
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SB22-057 Violent Crime Victim Brain Injury Screening Program 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Violent Crime Victim Brain Injury Screening Program
Sponsors: J. Cooke (R) | R. Fields (D) / M. Weissman (D)
Summary:

The bill creates the victims of a violent crime brain injury task force (task force). The purpose of the task force is to develop a plan for the creation and implementation of a pilot program that would identify and screen for the identification, screening, support, and services of victims of violent crimes for symptoms of possible brain injury and providing those who screen positive with the appropriate support and services. The bill describes the necessary elements of the plan, the membership for the task force, and reporting requirements.

The task force is repealed, effective June 30, 2026.

The bill makes an appropriation.

(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.)

Status: 1/18/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/16/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/18/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/22/2022 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/24/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/25/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/25/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/5/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/27/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/27/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/29/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/10/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/31/2022 Governor Signed
6/1/2022 Signed by Governor
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SB22-064 Neighborhood Youth Organizations 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Neighborhood Youth Organizations
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger (D) | B. Rankin (R) / H. McKean (R) | C. Kipp (D)
Summary:

Under current law, a neighborhood youth organization (NYO) serves youth as young as 6 years of age and as old as 18 years of age. The bill lowers the minimum age of a youth member to 5 years of age.

The bill permits an NYO to create an electronic or written process to record the daily arrival and departure times of youth members in order to track attendance, assess the impact of programs and services on youth members, and ensure an NYO operates in the best interest and safety of youth members.

The bill requires each NYO to create a data system to manage individual youth member personally identifiable information (identifiable information). The governing board of each licensed NYO is required to develop a detailed data security plan for the identifiable information.

The bill requires that an NYO's programs and services must occur primarily in a facility the NYO leases or owns or has been granted use of or access to.

The bill requires an NYO to offer programs and services that are evidence- or research-based, age-appropriate, and foster supportive relationships with peers and adults while offering character and leadership development, academic supports, job skills training, behavioral health supports, health and nutrition services, and other critical resources and services that a community identifies as necessary. An NYO serves all children, youth, and families, but with a focus on programs and services that ensure affordable access for low-income populations.

(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.)

Status: 1/18/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/9/2022 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/11/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/14/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/14/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
2/25/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/2/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/3/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/4/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/11/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/11/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/11/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/17/2022 Governor Signed
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SB22-082 Geographical Area Hazardous Air Pollution Rule 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Geographical Area Hazardous Air Pollution Rule
Sponsors: K. Donovan (D)
Summary:

The bill requires the division of administration in the department of public health and environment to analyze data published by the United States environmental protection agency. The purpose of this analysis is to identify geographical areas in which hazardous air pollutants have the greatest negative effects on human health and then to propose a rule to the air quality control commission to address these areas. The commission will consider the rule at a hearing.

The division will also create and publish a map showing areas where hazardous air pollutants have the greatest potential for causing chronic human health effects.


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

Status: 1/20/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/16/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely
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SB22-087 Healthy Meals For All Public School Students 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Healthy Meals For All Public School Students
Sponsors: B. Pettersen (D) | R. Fields (D) / S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D) | D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Summary:

The bill creates the healthy school meals for all program (program) in the department of education (department) to reimburse school food authorities for free meals provided to students who are not eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the federal school meals programs. The program begins operating in the 2023-24 budget year, subject to the state being selected to participate in the federal demonstration project to use medicaid eligibility to identify students who are eligible for the federal school meals programs (demonstration project).

A school food authority that chooses to participate in the program (participating school food authority) must:

  • Provide free meals to all students enrolled in the public schools that the participating school food authority serves;
  • Provide to the department annual notice of participation; and
  • Maximize the amount of federal reimbursement by participating in the federal community eligibility provision to identify students who are eligible for the federal school meals programs.

The amount of reimbursement distributed pursuant to the program is equal to the federal free reimbursement rate multiplied by the total number of meals served, minus any other federal or state reimbursement the school food authority receives for providing meals.

The bill requires the department to:

  • Participate in the federal community eligibility provision for the state as a whole, if that option is available; and
  • Apply to participate in the demonstration project.

Under the bill, a participating school food authority that creates a parent and student committee to advise on food purchasing (advisory committee) is eligible to receive a local food purchasing grant (grant) to purchase Colorado grown, raised, or processed products for school meals. Each eligible participating school food authority must comply with reporting requirements. The bill establishes the amount of the grants, limits on how the grant money may be spent, and the required membership of the advisory committee. The department must annually review a sample of the invoices for purchases made using grant money to ensure compliance with purchasing requirements.

Under the bill, a participating school food authority may receive an additional amount to increase the wages for individuals employed to prepare and serve food.

The bill creates the local school food purchasing technical assistance and education grant program (grant program), under which a statewide nonprofit organization distributes grants to promote the purchase of Colorado grown, raised, or processed products by participating school food authorities and to assist participating school food authorities in preparing meals using basic ingredients rather than processed products. The nonprofit organization must report annually to the department concerning implementation of the grant program.

The department must submit to committees of the general assembly a biennial report concerning implementation of the program. The department must contract with an independent auditor to conduct a biennial financial and performance audit of the program. The report and the audit must include implementation of the program, implementation of the local food purchasing grants, use of the additional amount for increasing wages, and implementation of the grant program.

The bill directs the general assembly to appropriate annually, by line item in the annual appropriation bill, the amount necessary to implement the program, including a specified amount for the grant program.


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

Status: 1/20/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/2/2022 Senate Committee on Education Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
3/17/2022 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/10/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
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SB22-089 Sex Offender Management Board 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Sex Offender Management Board
Sponsors: B. Gardner (R)
Summary:

Under current law, there is a single sex offender management board that sets standards for sex offender treatment and approves sex offender treatment providers (treatment providers), among other things. The bill creates 2 boards, one for adult sex offenders and one for juvenile sex offenders.

Under current law, a sex offender is given the choice of 2 treatment providers. The bill allows a sex offender access to the list of all treatment providers to choose from, with some restrictions.

The bill gives prosecutors discretion to permit a sex offender evaluation to be dispensed with if it is only triggered by sexual offense history.

The bill directs the department of corrections (department) to identify all inmates who are required to undergo sex-offense treatment, are eligible to receive sex-offense treatment, and have not been provided with the opportunity to undergo sex-offense treatment while incarcerated. The department shall provide this data to the adult sex offender management board prior to August 31, 2022. The division of parole in the department and the adult sex offender management board shall meet and develop solutions to address the needs of treatment for offenders incarcerated in the department. The adult sex offender management board shall present findings to the division of criminal justice in the department of public safety prior to January 1, 2023.

The bill requires the boards to create a joint application review subcommittee to serve each board for the application and review process of treatment providers, evaluators, and polygraph examiners. The bill requires the boards to maintain a record of any denial or removal from the list of approved treatment providers or other sanctions due to a provider's criminal history.

The bill requires the adult sex offender management board to conduct a reoffense research project to collect and analyze data related to rearrest and reconviction rates for sex offenders.


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

Status: 1/20/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/3/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
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SB22-097 Whistleblower Protection Health & Safety 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Whistleblower Protection Health & Safety
Sponsors: B. Pettersen (D) | R. Rodriguez (D) / L. Herod (D) | T. Sullivan (D)
Summary:

Current law provides whistleblower protections for workers who raise a reasonable concern about health or safety related to a public health emergency. The bill expands the protection to all health and safety concerns regardless of whether there is a declared public health emergency.


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

Status: 2/1/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
2/16/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/18/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/22/2022 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/28/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/29/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/29/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
4/12/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/29/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/2/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/6/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/6/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/9/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/31/2022 Signed by Governor
5/31/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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SB22-100 Continue Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Continue Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board
Sponsors: F. Winter (D) | B. Gardner (R) / M. Duran (D) | D. Esgar (D)
Summary:

The bill requires the domestic violence fatality review board (review board) to:

  • Provide technical assistance and training to local governments to help establish and maintain a review team and provide technical assistance and training to existing review teams;
  • Pursue and implement any recommendations received in the previous year pertaining to improving communication and information-sharing between public and private organizations and agencies as to domestic violence incidents and risk, reducing the incidence of domestic violence and domestic violence fatalities in the state, and improving responses to domestic violence incidents ;
  • Provide any necessary coordination between local governments and organizations to assist with domestic violence prevention and responses to fatalities; and
  • Make a recommendation in its 2022 annual written report whether and how diversity, equity, and inclusion training could be provided for individuals who provide initial call response functions and could be provided for local boards that may conduct a fatality review to create greater trust between local agencies and victims of domestic violence;
  • Coordinate with stakeholders to develop best practices for collecting data on domestic violence-related fatalities;
  • Coordinate to implement effective information-sharing related to identified domestic violence fatalities;
  • Perform outreach to local governments and organizations to promote the development of local review teams; and
  • Prioritize development and support of local review teams in underserved and rural communities.

The review board is set to repeal on September 1, 2022. The bill extends the repeal to September 1, 2027, and requires a sunset review prior to the repeal. The bill also repeals the review board's associated cash fund. The bill appropriates $43,350 to the department of law from the general fund to implement the act.

(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.)

Status: 2/1/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/17/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/11/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/11/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/14/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/29/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/8/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/8/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/11/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/12/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/21/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/21/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/21/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/3/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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SB22-102 Transparency Out-of-home Placements Developmental Disabilities 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Transparency Out-of-home Placements Developmental Disabilities
Sponsors: B. Kirkmeyer (R) / M. Young (D)
Summary:

The bill requires the state department of human services (department) to promulgate additional rules relating to children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (children and youth) who are in out-of-home placements. The additional rules include access to the interdisciplinary appeals review panel (review panel) for the appeals process for children and youth who have been determined to be ineligible for the program of services (program) for children and youth who have been placed out of the home. The bill allows for the addition of additional members to the review panel.

To promote transparency and accountability, the bill requires the department to submit a report on details of the program to the health and human services committee of the senate and the public and behavioral health and human services committee of the house of representatives, or any successor committees, and details the information required on the report.


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

Status: 2/1/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/14/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/16/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/17/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/17/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
3/4/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/8/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
3/9/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/11/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/11/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/11/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/17/2022 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes:

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SB22-127 Special Education Funding 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Special Education Funding
Sponsors: B. Kirkmeyer (R) | R. Zenzinger (D) / C. Larson (R) | J. McCluskie (D)
Summary:

Legislative Interim Committee on School Finance. Current law requires the department of education to distribute to each administrative unit $1,250 for each child with a disability who receives special education services from the administrative unit. The bill increases the amount to $1,750 and requires the amount to increase by the rate of inflation each budget year beginning with the 2024-25 budget year.

The bill increases the required annual appropriation by an additional $40 million $26.8 million to fund children who have one or more disabilities and receive special education services from an administrative unit and requires the amount to increase by the rate of inflation each budget year beginning with the 2024-25 budget year.

The bill requires the special education fiscal advisory committee to submit a report to the education committees of the general assembly on or before January 1, 2023. The report must include the following information:

  • An analysis of funding for special education services in other states compared to the funding model used in Colorado, with a focus on the proportionate share between federal, state, and local funding and how other states fund different categories of disabilities to target the needs of children with disabilities;
  • An analysis of the actual costs to provide special education services to children with disabilities in Colorado;
  • An analysis of the effectiveness of the current model for funding special education services, including whether the current funding model adequately supports special education services;
  • An examination of the high-cost special education trust fund (fund) that includes how the fund is operated, who receives funding from the fund, and how the fund impacts those who receive funds;
  • An analysis of the current disability categories for children with disabilities and whether the disability categories are sufficient for meeting the needs of children with disabilities; and
  • Recommended changes, if any, to the special education services funding model.

The bill appropriates $80 million from the state education fund to the department of education for special education programs for children with disabilities.

(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.)

Status: 2/8/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/16/2022 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/1/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/1/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/1/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/4/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/4/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/13/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/26/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/29/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/10/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/26/2022 Governor Signed
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SB22-138 Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Colorado 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 11 2022
SPECIAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(1) in house calendar.
Short Title: Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Colorado
Sponsors: C. Hansen (D) | K. Priola (R) / A. Valdez (D) | K. McCormick (D)
Summary:

Section 1 of the bill requires that, beginning in 2023, each insurance company issued a certificate of authority to transact insurance business to prepare and file an annual report with the insurance commissioner providing a climate-risk assessment for the insurance company's investment portfolio from the previous 12 months. The commissioner of insurance is required to post the reports on the division of insurance's website. Section 1 defines "climate-risk assessment" as a determination of the economic and business risks that climate change poses to an investment that reports more than $100 million on its annual schedule T filing with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) participate in and complete the NAIC's "Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey" or successor survey or reporting mechanism.Section 2 requires the board of trustees of the public employees' retirement association (PERA board ) to prepare a similar include as part of its annual investment stewardship report, and post it which report is posted on the PERA board's website , a description of climate-related investment risks, impacts, and strategies .Section 3 adds wastewater thermal energy equipment to the definition of "pollution control equipment", which equipment may be certified by the division of administration (division) in the department of public health and environment (CDPHE). Similarly, section 13 adds wastewater thermal energy to the definition of "clean heat resource", which resources a gas distribution utility includes in its clean heat plan filed with the public utilities commission.Section 3 4 updates the statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals to add a 40% 65% reduction goal for 2028 2035 compared to 2005 GHG pollution levels and a 75% reduction goal for 2040 compared to 2005 GHG pollution levels.Section 4 defines a small off-road engine as a gasoline-powered engine of 50 horsepower or less used to fuel small off-road equipment like lawn mowers and leaf blowers. Section 4 phases out the use of small off-road engines by prohibiting their sale in nonattainment areas of the state on or after January 1, 2030, and by providing financial incentives to promote the replacement of small off-road engines with electric-powered, small off-road equipment before 2030.Section 11 establishes a state income tax credit in an amount equal to 30% of the purchase price for new, electric-powered, small off-road equipment for purchases made in income tax years 2023 through 2029. Section 5 requires the air quality control commission (AQCC), on or before August 1, 2023, to adopt rules to reduce GHG emissions, at a minimum, from sources in the industrial and manufacturing sector that reported GHG emissions greater than 25,000 metric tons from 2020 pursuant to the AQCC rule commonly known as "regulation number 22".Section 6 7 gives the oil and gas conservation commission (COGCC) authority over class VI injection wells used for sequestration of GHG including through the issuance and enforcement of permits if the governor and COGCC have determined that the state has sufficient resources to ensure the safe and effective regulation of the sequestration of GHG gases in accordance with a study that the COGCC conducts . If the governor and COGCC determine there are sufficient resources, the COGCC may seek primacy under the federal "Safe Drinking Water Act" and, once granted, may issue and enforce permits for class VI injection wells. The COGCC shall require, as part of its regulation of class VI injection wells, that operators of the wells provide adequate financial assurance, which financial assurance must be maintained until the COGCC approves the closure of a class VI injection well site.Section 7 8 requires the commissioner of agriculture or the commissioner's designee, in consultation with the Colorado energy office , and the air quality control commission the AQCC, and an institution of higher education with expertise in climate change mitigation, adaptation benefits, and other environmental benefits related to agricultural research , to conduct a study examining carbon reduction and sequestration opportunities in the agricultural sector and in land management in the state, including the potential development of certified carbon offset programs or credit instruments. On or before December 15, 2022 October 1, 2024 , the commissioner of agriculture or the commissioner's designee is required to submit a report summarizing the study, including any legislative recommendations, to the general assembly. The commissioner of agriculture may adopt rules incorporating recommendations and any recommended carbon offsets may be incorporated into the AQCC's rules.

In support of the use of agrivoltaics, which is the colocation integration of solar energy generation facilities on a parcel of land with agricultural activities, section 8 9 authorizes the Colorado agriculture value-added development board (board) to provide financing, including grants or loans, for agricultural research on the use of agrivoltaics. Section 9 directs the state treasurer to transfer $1,800,000 per year through 2027 from the general fund to the agriculture value-added cash fund for implementation of agrivoltaics research. For a research project for which the board awards money to study the use of agrivoltaics, sections 5 and 8 6 and 9 require the director of the division of parks and wildlife to consult on the research project regarding the wildlife impacts of agrivoltaic use.Section 9 10 authorizes the board to seek, accept, and expend gifts, grants, and donations, including donations of in-kind resources such as solar panels, for use in agricultural research projects. Section 9 10 also updates the statutory definition of "agrivoltaics" to list additional agricultural activities on the parcel of land on with which solar panel generation facilities may be colocated integrated , including animal husbandry, cover cropping for soil health, and carbon sequestration.Section 10 11 amends the statutory definition of "solar energy facility" used in determining the valuation of public utilities for property tax purposes to include agrivoltaics.Section 12 establishes a state income tax credit in an amount equal to 30% of the purchase price for new, electric-powered, small off-road equipment, which is defined as a lawn mower, leaf blower, or trimmer, for purchases made in income tax years 2023 through 2029. The tax credit may be claimed by a seller of electric-powered, small off-road equipment that demonstrates that it provided the purchaser a 30% discount from the purchase price of the electric-powered, small off-road equipment.Section 14 appropriates for state fiscal year 2022-23:

  • $81,429 from the oil and gas conservation and environmental response fund to the department of natural resources for use by the COGCC for the underground injection program;
  • $145,789 from the general fund to CDPHE for use by the division for regulation of stationary sources; and
  • $2,098,784 from the general fund to the department of agriculture for conservation services.

(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.)

Status: 2/16/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
3/15/2022 Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Finance
3/30/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/21/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/22/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/22/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
4/28/2022 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Unamended to Finance
5/5/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/9/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/9/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
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SB22-146 Middle Income Access Program Expansion 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Middle Income Access Program Expansion
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger (D) | D. Hisey (R) / M. Snyder (D) | M. Catlin (R)
Summary:

The bill appropriates $25 million from the affordable housing and home ownership cash fund which is funded from the general fund to the department of local affairs (DOLA) for expansion of the middle income access program created and administered by the Colorado housing and finance authority (CHFA). The bill requires the division of housing within DOLA to contract with CHFA for administration of the money transferred.

(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.)

Status: 3/7/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
3/29/2022 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/8/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/12/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/13/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/13/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
4/20/2022 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/26/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/29/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/10/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2022 Signed by Governor
5/16/2022 Governor Signed
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SB22-165 Colorado Career Advisor Training Program 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Colorado Career Advisor Training Program
Sponsors: J. Bridges (D) / M. Lindsay | T. Geitner (R)
Summary:

The bill creates the Colorado career advisor training program in the department of education (department) to provide training to career advisors in Colorado. The department administers the program. The bill creates in the department the Colorado advisor training program fund (fund) and appropriates one million dollars from the general fund to the fund for purposes of the program.


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

Status: 3/21/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/7/2022 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/22/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/22/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/25/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/27/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/3/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/3/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/4/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/6/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/18/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/18/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/18/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/3/2022 Signed by Governor
6/3/2022 Governor Signed
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SB22-171 Privacy Protections For Educators 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Privacy Protections For Educators
Sponsors: J. Bridges (D) | K. Priola (R) / B. McLachlan (D) | C. Kipp (D)
Summary:

The bill adds educators to the list of protected persons whose personal information may be withheld from the internet if the protected person believes dissemination of such information poses an imminent and serious threat to the protected person or the safety of the protected person's immediate family.

Under current law, the "Colorado Open Records Act" (CORA) definition of "personnel file" does not include the specific date of an educator's absence from work. The bill amends the CORA definition of "personnel file" to include the specific date of an educator's absence from work.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 3/21/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/14/2022 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/20/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/21/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/21/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/27/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/28/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/29/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/10/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/26/2022 Governor Signed
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SB22-183 Crime Victims Services 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Crime Victims Services
Sponsors: F. Winter (D) | B. Gardner (R) / M. Duran (D) | M. Weissman (D)
Summary:

Under existing law, the state department of human services (department) reimburses local governments and nongovernmental agencies that operate domestic abuse programs for providing services to victims of domestic violence. The bill renames "domestic abuse programs" as "domestic violence programs" and requires the department to reimburse a nongovernmental agency or a federally recognized Indian tribe that operates a domestic violence, sexual assault, or culturally specific program (program) that provides services to victims of domestic abuse or sexual assault (program services). The bill repeals the requirement that programs must request information from each client concerning the relationship of the client to the alleged perpetrator of the abuse.

The bill permits the department to enter into an agreement with a federally recognized state or tribal domestic violence or sexual assault coalition (coalition) for program services and other related services. A coalition shall provide training and technical assistance for programs and may participate in systems advocacy, develop and implement policies to improve the response to and prevention of domestic violence or sexual assault, and conduct statewide community outreach and public education related to domestic violence and sexual assault. A coalition may enter into an agreement for program services with a nongovernmental agency or federally recognized Indian tribe that operates a program.

The bill creates the state domestic violence and sexual assault services fund and transfers $6 million to the fund from the behavioral and mental health cash fund.

The bill creates the Colorado crime victim services fund (victim services fund) and requires the state treasurer to transfer $35 million to the fund from the economic recovery and relief cash fund. The division of criminal justice in the department of public safety makes grants from the victim services fund to government agencies and nonprofit organizations that provide services for crime victims.


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

Status: 3/28/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/7/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/12/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/12/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/13/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/13/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/20/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/3/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/3/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/4/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/6/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/11/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/19/2022 Governor Signed
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SB22-185 Security For Colorado Seniors 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Security For Colorado Seniors
Sponsors: J. Danielson (D) | J. Buckner (D) / M. Lindsay | M. Young (D)
Summary:

The bill renames the area agency on aging grant program to the strategic investments in aging grant program (grant program). The grant program administers state assistance to finance projects across the state that are intended to assist and support older Coloradans.

The bill extends the grant program indefinitely to continue the support of projects that promote the health, equity, well-being, and security of older Coloradans across the state.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 3/29/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/11/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/14/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/18/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
5/2/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/3/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/4/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/9/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/18/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/18/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/18/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/8/2022 Signed by Governor
6/8/2022 Governor Signed
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SB22-187 Supporting Recovery Programs Persons Who Wander 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Supporting Recovery Programs Persons Who Wander
Sponsors: J. Danielson (D) / L. Cutter (D) | M. Lindsay
Summary:

The bill expands the grant program administered by the Colorado bureau of investigation (CBI) that assists counties in implementing recovery programs for persons who wander (grant program). A recovery program for persons who wander (recovery program), currently known as a lifesaver program, is a program under which a participant has a device that may be used to assist in attempting to electronically locate the participant. The bill expands the grant program to apply to recovery programs established or maintained by counties and municipalities (local governments) or local government designees. The bill also removes limits on the amount local governments and their designees may be awarded in any single grant and on the amount of money that the general assembly may annually appropriate to the recovery program cash fund that funds the grant program. Further, the bill allows the executive director of the department of public safety to award grants to assist in maintaining and implementing recovery programs.

The bill also requires the CBI to establish a website that lists those local governments and local government designees that have a recovery program, describes how to contact those local governments and local government designees, lists resources for caretakers of persons with medical conditions that cause wandering, provides procedures to follow when a participant of a recovery program is determined to be missing, describes how the technology used by the various local governments and local government designees for recovery programs works, and provides any other information the CBI may conclude is necessary to better explain and publicize recovery programs.


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

Status: 3/29/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/11/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/2/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/2/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/3/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
5/4/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/5/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/6/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/10/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/18/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/18/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/18/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/26/2022 Governor Signed
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SB22-188 Behavioral Health Support For Criminal Justice Advocates 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Behavioral Health Support For Criminal Justice Advocates
Sponsors: R. Fields (D) | D. Coram (R) / D. Roberts (D) | B. Titone (D)
Summary:

The bill creates the public defender and prosecutor behavioral health support grant program (grant program) (program) in the department of local affairs (department). The department administers the program. The office of the state public defender and district attorney offices are eligible for a grant. The department allocates fifty percent of program money to the office of the state public defender and the remaining fifty percent to the Colorado district attorneys' council (CDAC). CDAC administers a grant program to award grants to individual district attorney's offices. A grant recipient and the office of the state public defender may use grant program money for counseling services, including reimbursements for the costs of counseling services; training and education programs that teach the symptoms of job-related trauma; how to prevent and treat trauma; and peer support programs. The department is office of the state public defender and CDAC are annually required to report to the general assembly House and Senate judiciary committees about the grant program.

The bill prohibits a district attorney or public defender peer support team member from being examined as a witness in court about any communication between the peer support team member and a person receiving peer support services without the consent of the person who received the peer support services.

The bill appropriates $500,000 for the 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.)

Status: 3/29/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/7/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/12/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/12/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/13/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/13/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/20/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/9/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/9/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/16/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/20/2022 Signed by Governor
5/20/2022 Governor Signed
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SB22-189 Colorado Geriatric Provider Pipeline Program 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Colorado Geriatric Provider Pipeline Program
Sponsors: J. Danielson (D) | B. Pettersen (D) / M. Duran (D) | B. Titone (D)
Summary:

The bill creates the Colorado multidisciplinary geriatric provider pipeline program (program) in the university of Colorado Anschutz medical campus. The program coordinates and expands geriatric training opportunities for clinical graduate students enrolled in participating institutions of higher education who study in the health-care fields of medicine, medicine with a focus on training to be a physician assistant, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, psychology, and social work.

The bill creates the geriatric training executive advisory committee (committee) to ensure that the training for the program is consistent and collaborative across the health-care fields of study. The committee is required to:

  • Set the program's standards for training and delivery of medical care to the most frail and medically complex, costly, and compromised older Coloradans;
  • Collaborate with participating institutions of higher education across Colorado to select clinical graduate students who have an interest in geriatric care to participate in the program;
  • Analyze data collected by the program;
  • Build relationships, collaborate, and create a multidisciplinary team that provides opportunities for clinicians to work together in teams to better understand the roles of each discipline and better place clinical graduate students for experiential training opportunities; and
  • Coordinate with graduates of the program for opportunities to become trainers to future clinical graduate students once practicing in the graduate's field of study.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 3/29/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/18/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/10/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
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