HB22-1002 Fifth Year High School Concurrent Enrollment 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

Under current law, a qualified student who is selected to participate in the accelerating students through concurrent enrollment (ASCENT) program by the department of education (department) may enroll in postsecondary courses and be included in the pupil enrollment of a school district, board of cooperative services, or charter school (local education provider) for funding during the year following the student's fourth year of high school. The number of students who are selected to participate in the ASCENT program is limited each year through the budget process.

The bill removes the limit on the number of program participants and allows each qualified student selected by the enrolling local education provider to participate in the program. The bill reduces the number of postsecondary credits a qualified student must have completed to be eligible to participate in the ASCENT program. The bill directs the department to distribute to each local education provider for each ASCENT program participant an amount equal to 3% of the per-pupil extended high school funding amount to pay for non-tuition expenses the qualified student incurs in participating in the postsecondary courses.

Under existing law, a qualified student who fails to complete a concurrent enrollment course must repay the local education provider for the amount of tuition, and a local education provider may require a qualified student to repay the tuition amount if the qualified student earns a failing grade for a concurrent enrollment course. The bill repeals these provisions.


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

Status: 1/12/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
2/3/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/12/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
Amendments:

House Journal, February 4
49 HB22-1002 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
50 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
51 recommendation:
52
53 Amend printed bill, page 8, line 6, after the period add "AT THE END OF
54 A SCHOOL YEAR, IF THE LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER HAS NOT
55 DISTRIBUTED ALL OF THE MONEY RECEIVED PURSUANT TO THIS
56 SUBSECTION (7), THE LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER SHALL DISTRIBUTE THE
1 REMAINDER IN AN EQUITABLE MANNER TO FULLY REIMBURSE, TO THE
2 EXTENT POSSIBLE, ALL ASCENT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS WHO
3 SUBMITTED RECEIPTS FOR QUALIFYING NON-TUITION EXPENSES THAT
4 EXCEEDED THE PER-PUPIL DISTRIBUTION AMOUNT. IF ANY AMOUNT
5 REMAINS AFTER ALL ASCENT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS ARE FULLY
6 REIMBURSED FOR QUALIFYING NON-TUITION EXPENSES, THE LOCAL
7 EDUCATION PROVIDER MAY RETAIN THE REMAINDER TO USE ONLY FOR
8 ASCENT PROGRAM EXPENSES IN SUBSEQUENT BUDGET YEARS.
9 (d) EACH LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER THAT ENROLLS ASCENT
10 PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS SHALL, AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH SCHOOL
11 YEAR, PROVIDE NOTICE TO THE PARTICIPANTS THAT, AT A MINIMUM,
12 SPECIFIES THE AMOUNT OF THE PER-PUPIL DISTRIBUTION AVAILABLE TO
13 EACH PARTICIPANT, THE TYPES OF QUALIFYING NON-TUITION EXPENSES
14 FOR WHICH A PARTICIPANT MAY CLAIM REIMBURSEMENT, AND THE
15 PROCEDURE AND TIMING FOR CLAIMING AND RECEIVING REIMBURSEMENTS,
16 INCLUDING ANY ADDITIONAL REIMBURSEMENT AMOUNTS DISTRIBUTED AT
17 THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (7)(c) OF THIS
18 SECTION.".
19
20 Page 11, strike lines 12 through 14 and substitute:
21 "22-35-112. Reports. (2) On or before February 1, 2011, and on
22 or before February 1 each year thereafter through 2016, and on or before
23 April 1, 2017, and on or before April 1 each year thereafter, ON OR
24 BEFORE APRIL 1, 2022, AND ON OR BEFORE MAY 1 EACH YEAR
25 THEREAFTER, the".
26
27 Page 12, after line 16 insert:
28
29 "SECTION 7. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-54-112, amend
30 (2)(c) as follows:
31 22-54-112. Reports to the state board. (2) (c) On or before
32 November 10 of each year, the secretary of the state charter school
33 institute board shall certify to the state board the pupil enrollment, and the
34 online pupil enrollment, AND THE EXTENDED HIGH SCHOOL PUPIL
35 ENROLLMENT of each institute charter school taken in the preceding
36 October.".
37
38 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
39
40



HB22-1005 Health-care Preceptors Tax Credit 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

Under existing law, for tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2017, but prior to January 1, 2023, the credit for health-care preceptors working in health professional shortage areas offers an income tax credit in the amount of $1,000 to health-care professionals in rural and frontier areas who provide a preceptorship, an uncompensated mentoring experience for eligible health professional students that includes a specified minimum amount of personalized instruction, training, and supervision, during the applicable income tax year.

The act modifies the tax credit by:

  • Extending the period for which the tax credit may be claimed to tax years commencing prior to January 1, 2033;
  • Allowing up to 300, rather than 200, preceptors to claim the credit in any tax year;
  • Expanding who may offer a preceptorship to include, in addition to a medical doctor, doctor of osteopathic medicine, advanced practice nurse, physician assistant, doctor of dental surgery, or doctor of dental medicine as provided by existing law, a registered nurse, registered dental hygienist, pharmacist, licensed clinical or counseling psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, psychiatric nurse specialist, licensed addiction counselor, or certified addiction counselor working in an outpatient clinical setting who has been licensed in his or her primary health-care field in the state by the applicable licensing authority;
  • Expanding who may participate in a preceptorship to include individuals matriculating at any accredited Colorado institution of higher education seeking a degree or certification in a primary health-care field;
  • Allowing nonconsecutive days to be counted when determining the eligibility of a preceptorship for the credit;
  • Modifying the definitions of "rural areas", "preceptorship", and "primary health-care" for purposes of the tax credit;
  • Modifying the certification requirements for taxpayers who claim the tax credit; and
  • Providing a tax preference performance statement for the tax credit.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 1/12/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
2/1/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to Finance
2/17/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/22/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/22/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/25/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/4/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended 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 - No Amendments
5/9/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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
6/1/2022 Signed by Governor
6/1/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, February 3
5 HB22-1005 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
6 the Committee on Finance with favorable
7 recommendation:
8
9 Amend printed bill, page 6, line 13, strike "GRADUATE" and substitute
10 "HEALTH PROFESSIONAL".
11
12 Page 7, line 2, after "HYGIENIST," insert "PHARMACIST,".
13
14 Page 9, line 18, strike "GRADUATE" and substitute "HEALTH
15 PROFESSIONAL".
16
17 Page 9, line 26, strike "GRADUATE" and substitute "HEALTH
18 PROFESSIONAL".
19
20

House Journal, April 22
49 Amendment No. 1, Health & Insurance Report, dated February 1, 2022,
50 and placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
51 February 3, 2022.
52
53 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
54 Reading and Final Passage.
55



HB22-1009 Continue Workforce Diploma Pilot Program 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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
Amendments:

House Journal, April 18
23 HB22-1009 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
24 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
25 recommendation:
26
27 Amend printed bill page 2, strike line 11 and substitute "(1) and (3); and
28 add (1.3), (1.5), (1.7), (2.2) and (2.4) as follows:".
29
30 Page 2, after line 13 insert:
31 "(1) "Department" means the department of education created and
32 existing pursuant to section 24-1-115 "AVERAGE COST PER GRADUATE"
33 MEANS THE TOTAL PROGRAM FUNDING RECEIVED BY A QUALIFIED
34 PROVIDER FOR A COHORT DURING THE TIME PERIOD FROM THE BEGINNING
35 OF THE COHORT THROUGH THE END OF THE COHORT PERIOD DIVIDED BY
36 THE TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO GRADUATED FROM THE COHORT
37 DURING THE COHORT PERIOD.
38 (1.3) "COHORT" MEANS THE GROUP OF STUDENTS WHO ENTER THE
39 PROGRAM DURING A TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD BEGINNING JULY 1 OF EACH
40 YEAR.
41 (1.5) "COHORT PERIOD" MEANS THE TWO-YEAR PERIOD BEGINNING
42 JULY 1 OF THE YEAR THE COHORT BEGINS THROUGH JUNE 30 OF THE
43 SUBSEQUENT STATE FISCAL YEAR.
44 (1.7) "DEPARTMENT" MEANS THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
45 CREATED AND EXISTING PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-1-115.
46 (2.2) "GRADUATE" MEANS A STUDENT WHO HAS SUCCESSFULLY
47 COMPLETED ALL OF THE STATE AND QUALIFIED PROVIDER REQUIREMENTS
48 NECESSARY TO OBTAIN A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.
49 (2.4) "GRADUATION RATE" MEANS THE NUMBER OF GRADUATES
50 FROM A COHORT WHO GRADUATED DURING THE COHORT PERIOD DIVIDED
51 BY THE TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN THE COHORT.".
52
53 Page 2, line 17, strike "(1) and (5)(a) introductory portion;" and substitute
54 "(1), (3)(a), (3)(i), (5)(a) introductory portion (5)(a)(I), and (7)(a);".
55
1 Page 2, after line 24 insert:
2 "(3) The criteria necessary to be a qualified provider includes:
3 (a) Experience providing dropout recovery services; as provided
4 in section 22-10.3-102 (4);
5 (i) The ability to provide preparation for industry-recognized
6 credentials OR CREDENTIALS THAT ALIGN WITH THE CAREER
7 DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS PROGRAM'S QUALIFIED PROGRAM LIST PUBLISHED
8 BY THE WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL PURSUANT TO SECTION
9 22-54-138 (3)(a);".
10
11 Page 3, after line 4 insert:
12 "(I) Two hundred fifty FIVE HUNDRED dollars for completion of
13 each half-credit; CREDIT, WHICH MAY INCLUDE COMPLETION OF TWO
14 HALF-CREDITS;".
15
16 Page 3, after line 13 insert:
17 "(7) (a) (I) The department shall review data from each qualified
18 provider to ensure the programs offered by each qualified provider are
19 meeting minimum program performance standards, including, FOR EACH
20 COHORT THAT BEGINS ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 2022, a minimum fifty
21 percent high school AVERAGE graduation rate from the qualified
22 provider's programs, calculated one year in arrears AND AN AVERAGE
23 COST PER GRADUATE OF NO MORE THAN SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.
24 (II) For purposes of subsection (7)(a)(I) of this section: ON JULY
25 1, 2022, AND ON JULY 1 OF EACH YEAR THEREAFTER, THE DEPARTMENT
26 SHALL ADJUST THE AMOUNT OF THE MAXIMUM AVERAGE COST PER
27 GRADUATE DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (7)(a)(I) OF THIS SECTION IN
28 ACCORDANCE WITH THE CORRESPONDING PERCENTAGE CHANGE IN THE
29 DENVER-AURORA-LAKEWOOD CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, OR ITS
30 APPLICABLE SUCCESSOR INDEX, PUBLISHED BY THE UNITED STATES
31 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS. THE DEPARTMENT
32 SHALL PUBLISH THE ADJUSTED AMOUNT ON ITS WEBSITE NO LATER THAN
33 JULY 15 OF EACH YEAR. FOR EACH COHORT, THE APPLICABLE MAXIMUM
34 AVERAGE COST PER GRADUATE IS THE AMOUNT IN EFFECT AT THE END OF
35 THE COHORT PERIOD.
36 (A) The high school graduation rate for a qualified provider is
37 determined by dividing the total number of high school graduates for the
38 cohort year by the total number of all students for the cohort year for
39 which the qualified provider has received payments; and
40 (B) The qualified provider's cost per graduate is not more than
41 seven thousand dollars, determined by dividing the total payments
42 received by the qualified provider for the cohort year divided by the total
43 number of students earning a high school diploma.".
44
45 Page 3, line 15, strike "portion" and substitute "portion, (1)(d), and (2);
46 and add (1)(f), (1)(g), (1)(h), and (3)".
47
48 Page 3, line 20, strike "department:" and substitute "department, BY
49 COHORT:
50 (d) The total number of industry-recognized credentials earned for
51 each tier of funding described in section 22-10.3-103 (5)(a) by eligible
52 students for whom the qualified provider is receiving payments; and
53
1 (f) THE AVERAGE COST PER GRADUATE FOR THE COHORT FOR
2 WHICH THE COHORT PERIOD ENDED IN THE PRIOR STATE FISCAL YEAR AND
3 UPDATED COST PER GRADUATE INFORMATION FOR ANY OTHER COHORT
4 FOR WHICH THE COHORT PERIOD HAS ENDED BUT A STUDENT FROM THE
5 COHORT ACHIEVED ONE OF THE OUTCOMES DESCRIBED IN SECTION
6 22-10.3-103 (5)(a) IN THE PRIOR STATE FISCAL YEAR;
7 (g) THE GRADUATION RATE FOR THE COHORT FOR WHICH THE
8 COHORT PERIOD ENDED IN THE PRIOR STATE FISCAL YEAR AND UPDATED
9 GRADUATION RATE INFORMATION FOR ANY OTHER COHORT FOR WHICH
10 THE COHORT PERIOD HAS ENDED BUT A STUDENT FROM THE COHORT
103 11 ACHIEVED ONE OF THE OUTCOMES DESCRIBED IN SECTION 22-10.3-
12 (5)(a) IN THE PRIOR STATE FISCAL YEAR; AND
13 (h) TO THE EXTENT AVAILABLE, THE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
14 OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE QUALIFIED PROVIDER'S PROGRAM,
15 INCLUDING AGE, GENDER, RACE, AND ETHNICITY. PROVIDING
16 DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION IS VOLUNTARY AND A STUDENT IS NOT
17 REQUIRED TO PROVIDE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION TO A QUALIFIED
18 PROVIDER. EACH QUALIFIED PROVIDER SHALL DEVELOP PROCEDURES FOR
19 REQUESTING, COMPLETING, AND UPDATING STUDENTS' DEMOGRAPHIC
20 INFORMATION.
21 (2) On or before October 15 of each year in which program
22 payments were disbursed for the prior state fiscal year, the department
23 shall submit to the education and the business affairs and labor
24 committees of the house of representatives, or any successor committees;
25 and to the education and the business, labor, and technology committees
26 of the senate, or any successor committees, a report listing THAT
27 INCLUDES A LIST OF program qualified providers, and summarizing the
28 information received from qualified providers pursuant to subsection (1)
29 of this section, and other workforce and postsecondary outcomes,
30 including employment and college enrollment.
31 (3) ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 15 OF EACH YEAR IN WHICH PROGRAM
32 PAYMENTS WERE DISBURSED FOR THE PRIOR STATE FISCAL YEAR, THE
33 DEPARTMENT SHALL PUBLISH ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE A REPORT
34 OF EACH QUALIFIED PROVIDER'S PROGRAM REPORT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL
35 COHORT MADE PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION.".
36
37 Page 3, strike lines 21 through 24 and substitute:
105 38 "SECTION 5. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend 22-10.3-
39 as follows:
40 22-10.3-105. Repeal of article. This article 10.3 is repealed,
41 effective July 1, 2022 2027.".
42
43



HB22-1010 Early Childhood Educator Income Tax Credit 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

For 4 income tax years beginning in 2022, the act creates a refundable income tax credit for an early childhood educator who:

  • Has an adjusted gross income that is less than or equal to $75,000 for an individual filing a single return or $150,000 for an individual filing a joint return;
  • Holds an early childhood professional credential for at least part of the income tax year; and
  • For at least 6 months of the income tax year, is either the licensee or employee of an "eligible program", as defined by the act.

The amount of the credit is dependent on the eligible early childhood educator's credentialing level, with higher levels receiving a larger credit, and is annually adjusted for inflation.

The department of human services, or a successor department, is required to annually 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 this bill as enacted.)

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
Amendments:

House Journal, February 4
42 HB22-1010 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
43 the Committee on Finance with favorable
44 recommendation:
45
46 Amend printed bill, page 2, after line 1 insert:
47 "SECTION 1. Legislative declaration. (1) The general assembly
48 hereby finds and declares that:
49 (a) Demand for early childhood educators and directors is
50 expected to increase by nearly twenty-five percent over the next ten years,
51 a rate that is even faster anticipated growth than for kindergarten through
52 twelfth grade educators, and the growth rates for early childhood
53 professionals are high everywhere, but are double in rural counties
54 compared to urban counties and highest in frontier counties;
55
1 (b) The early care and education sector is comprised almost
2 exclusively of women, forty percent of whom are people of color, and
3 failure to invest in this profession undermines the economic opportunity
4 of early educators and their ability to support the education of the children
5 in their classroom;
6 (c) These educators represent the most racially diverse sector of
7 the teaching workforce, compared to kindergarten through twelfth grade
8 and postsecondary education, but early educators are among the
9 lowest-paid professionals in every state, including Colorado;
10 (d) On average, early childhood educators earn less than half of
11 the salary of kindergarten teachers and over one-third report receiving
12 subsidies from public assistance programs to make ends meet;
13 (e) Low pay and instability in the early childhood sector contribute
14 to high turnover rates with half of all early childhood education
15 professionals changing jobs within three years;
16 (f) The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenges
17 facing the recruitment, retention, and professional development of the
18 early childhood workforce at a time when the need for access to early care
19 and education is acute for working families, and women in particular, to
20 be able to enter the workforce; and
21 (g) Investments in the early care and education workforce have a
22 significant return on investment with every dollar invested in the early
23 care and education sector resulting in two dollars and twenty-seven cents
24 in output in the state economy and every job created in the early care and
25 education sector resulting in an additional nearly one and one-half new
26 jobs in the state economy.
27 (2) Now, therefore, the general assembly declares that supporting
28 the early childhood workforce with a targeted tax credit can support
29 stability in the industry and, in turn, support working families, child
30 development, and economic growth.".
31
32 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
33
34 Page 4, line 7, strike "EIGHTY-FIVE" and substitute "ONE HUNDRED FIFTY".
35
36 Page 4, line 18, strike "MUST:".
37
38 Page 4, line 19, strike "(I) HAVE" and substitute "MUST HAVE" and strike
39 "TWO" and substitute "ONE".
40
41 Page 4, line 22, strike "CLAIMED; AND" and substitute "CLAIMED.".
42
43 Page 4, strike lines 23 through 27.
44
45 Page 5, strike lines 1 and 2.
46
47 Page 5, strike lines 17 through 23 and substitute:
48
49 "(A) SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS FOR AN EARLY CHILDHOOD
50 PROFESSIONAL I;
51 (B) ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR AN EARLY CHILDHOOD
52 PROFESSIONAL II; AND
53 (C) ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR AN EARLY
54 CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONAL III, EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONAL IV,
55 EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONAL V, OR EARLY CHILDHOOD
56 PROFESSIONAL VI.".
1 ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
2 After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends the
3 following:
4

House Journal, April 13
7 HB22-1010 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
8 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
9 recommendation:
10
11
12 Amend printed bill, page 7, after line 1 insert:
13
14 "SECTION 2. Appropriation. (1) For the 2022-23 state fiscal
15 year, $156,743 is appropriated to the department of revenue. This
16 appropriation is from General Fund. To implement this act, the
17 department may use this appropriation as follows:
18 (a) $125,991 for use by taxation services for personal services,
19 which amount is based on an assumption that the department will require
20 an additional 2.0 FTE;
21 (b) $21,570 for use by taxation services for operating expenses;
22 (c) $4,950 for tax administration IT system (GenTax) support;
23 (d) $3,200 for use by the executive director's office for personal
24 services; and
25 (e) $1,032 for the purchase of document management services.
26 (2) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $1,032 is appropriated to the
27 department of personnel. This appropriation is from reappropriated funds
28 received from the department of revenue under subsection (1)(e) of this
29 section. To implement this act, the department of personnel may use this
30 appropriation to provide document management services for the
31 department of revenue.".
32
33 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
34
35 Page 1 line 102, strike "EDUCATORS." and substitute "EDUCATORS, AND
36 IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
37
38

House Journal, April 13
18 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 14, 2022, and
19 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
20 April 14, 2022.
21
22 Amendment No. 2, Education Report, dated February 3, 2022, and placed
23 in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, February 4,
24 2022.
25
26 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
27 Reading and Final Passage.
28

Senate Journal, April 27
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB22-1010 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations
with favorable recommendation.
Amend reengrossed bill, page 5, line 20, strike "AND".

Page 5, strike lines 21 and 22.

Page 5, line 23, strike "(A)" and substitute "(II)".

Page 5, line 24, strike "SIX MONTHS" and substitute "PART".

Page 5, line 26, strike "(B) IS" and substitute "(III) FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS
OF THE INCOME TAX YEAR FOR WHICH THE CREDIT IS CLAIMED, IS".

Finance


Senate Journal, May 4
HB22-1010 by Representative(s) Sirota and Van Beber, Kipp; also Senator(s) Buckner and Kirkmeyer,
Story--Concerning an income tax credit for eligible early childhood educators, and in
connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Amendment No. 1, Finance Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, April 27, page(s) 1023 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2(L.004), by Senator Buckner.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 6, line 16, strike "2027," and substitute "2026,".

Page 7, line 19, strike "2027," and substitute "2026,".

Page 8, line 7, strike "2031." and substitute "2030.".

As amended, ordered revised and placed on the calendar for third reading and final
passage.


Senate Journal, May 4
HB22-1010 by Representative(s) Sirota and Van Beber, Kipp; also Senator(s) Buckner and Kirkmeyer,
Story--Concerning an income tax credit for eligible early childhood educators, and in
connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Senator Kirkmeyer moved to amend the report of the Committee of the Whole to show
that the following Buckner floor amendment, (L.004) to HB 22-1010, did not pass.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 6, line 16, strike "2027," and substitute
"2026,".

Page 7, line 19, strike "2027," and substitute "2026,".

Page 8, line 7, strike "2031." and substitute "2030.".

Less than a majority of all members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative,
the amendment to the report of the Committee of the Whole was lost on the following roll
call vote:

YES 13 NO 20 EXCUSED 2 ABSENT 0
Bridges N Ginal N Lee N Simpson Y
Buckner N Gonzales N Liston Y Smallwood E
Coleman N Hansen N Lundeen Y Sonnenberg Y
Cooke Y Hinrichsen N Moreno N Story N
Coram Y Hisey Y Pettersen N Winter N
Danielson N Holbert Y Priola Y Woodward Y
Donovan N Jaquez N Rankin Y Zenzinger N
Fields N Kirkmeyer Y Rodriguez N President N
Gardner Y Kolker N Scott E



HB22-1035 Modernization Of The Older Coloradans' Act 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act 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 act updates include:

  • Reorganizing the commission on 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: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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
Amendments:

House Journal, February 7
28 HB22-1035 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
29 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
30 recommendation:
31
32 Amend printed bill, page 3, strike line 7 and substitute "AND WELL-BEING;
33 SUPPORTING AFFORDABLE, HIGH-QUALITY, AND SUSTAINABLE LONG-TERM
34 SERVICES AND SUPPORTS; FOSTERING".
35
36 Page 3, line 8, strike "SELF-SUFFICIENCY," and substitute
37 "SELF-SUFFICIENCY;".
38
39 Page 3, line 9, strike "COMMUNITIES," and substitute "COMMUNITIES;".
40
41 Page 5, line 11, after "EXPERTS," insert "AREA AGENCIES ON AGING,".
42
43
1 Page 6, line 15, strike "PROTECT" and substitute "EMPOWER AND
2 PROTECT".
3
4 Page 6, line 17, strike "INVOLVE" and substitute "MEANINGFULLY
5 INVOLVE".
6
7 Page 7, line 3, strike "COLORADANS;" and substitute "COLORADANS,
8 PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO ARE MOST UNDERSERVED;".
9
10 Page 7, line 8, strike "STATE" and substitute "STATE, REGIONAL,".
11
12 Page 9, line 11, strike "REPRESENTATIVE" and substitute "DIRECTOR".
13
14 Page 9, line 24, after "POLICY" insert "OR ELDER LAW".
15
16 Page 9, line 25, strike "ISSUES." and substitute "OR ELDER RIGHTS
17 ISSUES.".
18
19 Page 10, line 5, strike "GROUPS;" and substitute "GROUPS, AND
20 INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING COMMUNITY-BASED SOCIAL OR MEDICAL
21 SERVICES THAT SUPPORT INDEPENDENT LIVING;".
22
23 Page 11, line 20, strike "FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION," and
24 substitute "AS USED IN THIS SECTION,".
25
26 Page 12, line 26, strike "AND;".
27
28 Page 12, after line 26 insert:
29
30 "(XII) DISPARITIES AMONG OLDER COLORADANS;
31 (XIII) ELDER RIGHTS; AND".
32
33 Renumber succeeding subparagraph accordingly.
34
35 Page 13, lines 24 and 25, strike "AT THE DIRECTION OF" and substitute "IN
36 COORDINATION WITH".
37
38 Page 14, after line 3 insert:
39
40 "(3) THE COMMISSION MAY SEEK, ACCEPT, AND EXPEND GIFTS,
41 GRANTS, OR DONATIONS FROM PRIVATE OR PUBLIC SOURCES FOR THE
42 PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION TO SUPPORT GENERAL OPERATIONS, SPECIAL
43 PROJECTS, RESEARCH, AND STAFFING NEEDS.".
44
45 Page 14, line 23, strike "STATE" and substitute "STATE, REGIONAL, AND
46 LOCAL GOVERNMENT".
47
48 Page 16, strike lines 11 through 27 and substitute:
49
50 "(g) (i) (I) Study and make recommendations to ensure that people
51 who are released from prison who are sixty-five years of age or older are
52 able to access health insurance after release, including:
53 (A) Health insurance options that might be available, including
54 medicare, medicaid, social security, the old age pension fund, or any other
55 potential options for health-care insurance, and any eligibility criteria that
56 may uniquely impact a formerly incarcerated population;
1 (B) Enrollment processes for each health insurance option and the
2 cost for each option;
3 (C) Processes the department of corrections would need to have
4 in place, both prior to release and after release, to ensure people sixty-five
5 years of age or older are able to enroll in affordable health insurance upon
6 release;
7 (D) Potential challenges, gaps, or resources needed to ensure that
8 inmates sixty-five years of age or older have health insurance upon
9 release; and
10 (E) Any other recommendations relevant to improving health-care
11 access for people sixty-five years of age or older after release from
12 prison.
13 (II) On or before January 1, 2022, the commission shall provide
14 a report with its findings and recommendations pursuant to this
15 subsection (1)(g) to the judiciary and health and insurance committees of
16 the house of representatives and the judiciary and health and human
17 services committees of the senate, or any successor committees. The
18 department of human services shall post the report on the Colorado
19 commission on aging's website.".
20
21 Page 17, strike lines 1 through 10.
22
23 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
24
25 Page 17, strike lines 20 through 27.
26
27 Page 18, strike lines 1 through 6.
28
29 Page 18, before line 7 insert:
30
31 "SECTION 6. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-11-201, amend
32 (6) as follows:
33 26-11-201. Definitions. As used in this part 2, unless the context
34 otherwise requires:
35 (6) "Greatest social need" means the need caused by noneconomic
36 factors ,which include physical and mental disabilities, language barriers,
37 and cultural or social isolation, including that caused by racial and ethnic
38 status, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER
39 IDENTITY, GENDER EXPRESSION, OR HIV STATUS, which THAT restrict an
40 individual's ability to perform normal daily tasks or which THAT threaten
41 his AN INDIVIDUAL'S capacity to live independently.".
42
43 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
44
45 Page 18, line 23, strike "AND OTHER AGING".
46
47 Page 18, strike lines 24 through 27 and substitute "DEVELOPED IN
48 ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL GUIDELINES, WITH ADDITIONAL CONTENT TO
49 THE PLAN TO BE DETERMINED COLLABORATIVELY BETWEEN THE STATE
50 OFFICE, THE COMMISSION, AND THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
51 CONVENED IN THE STATE OFFICE PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (1)(k) OF THIS
52 SECTION. THE ADDITIONAL CONTENT TO THE PLAN REFLECTS THE
53 COMPREHENSIVE IMPACTS AND PLANNING ASSOCIATED WITH COLORADO'S
54 DEMOGRAPHICS.".
55
56
1 Page 19, strike lines 1 through 3.
2
3 Page 22, line 23, after "RESPECTIVE" insert "STATE".
4
5 Page 23, strike lines 7 through 9 and substitute:
6
7 "(3) THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, IN COORDINATION
8 WITH RESPECTIVE STATE AGENCIES AND THE COMMISSION, SHALL IDENTIFY
9 APPROPRIATE POLICY STAFF WITHIN THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE FOR ONGOING
10 COORDINATION AND REPORTING NEEDS.".
11
12

House Journal, February 11
34 Amendment No. 1, Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
35 Report, dated February 4, 2022, and placed in member’s bill file; Report
36 also printed in House Journal, February 7, 2022.
37
38 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
39 Reading and Final Passage.
40

Senate Journal, March 1
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB22-1035 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent
Calendar.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 18, strike lines 10 through 16 and substitute:

"(6) "Greatest social need" means the need caused by noneconomic
factors, which include physical and mental disabilities, language barriers, and
cultural or social isolation, including that caused by racial and ethnic status,
which AS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FEDERALLY PROTECTED CLASS STATUSES
RECOGNIZED BY SECTION 504 OF THE FEDERAL "REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973",
29 U.S.C. SEC. 794, AS AMENDED; THE FEDERAL "AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990", 42 U.S.C. SEC. 12101 ET SEQ., AS AMENDED; AND
TITLE VII OF THE FEDERAL "CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964", 42 U.S.C. SEC. 2000e
ET SEQ., AS AMENDED, THAT restrict an individual's ability to perform normal
daily tasks or which THAT threaten his AN INDIVIDUAL'S capacity to live
independently.".


Health & The Committee on Health & Human Services has had under consideration and has had a
Human hearing on the following appointments and recommends that the appointments be placed
Services on the consent calendar and confirmed:

MEMBER OF THE
HEALTH INSURANCE AFFORDABILITY ENTERPRISE

for a term expiring September 24, 2022:

Samuel "Todd" Young of Grand Junction, Colorado, to serve as a representative of a
business that purchases or otherwise provides health insurance for its employees,
occasioned by the resignation of Shawn Satterfield of Evergreen, Colorado, appointed.


Business, The Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology has had under consideration and has
Labor, & had a hearing on the following appointments and recommends that the appointments be
Technology placed on the consent calendar and confirmed:

MEMBERS OF THE
UNDERGROUND DAMAGE PREVENTION SAFETY COMMISSION

for a term expiring January 1, 2024:

Esther Williams of Arvada, Colorado, to serve as a representative of investor-owned
utilities, occasioned by the resignation of Eric Kirkpatrick of Castle Rock, Colorado,
appointed;

effective January 2, 2022 for terms expiring January 1, 2025:

Rob Martindale of Grand Junction, Colorado, to serve as a representative of transportation,
appointed;

Julie McCaleb of Anton, Colorado to serve as a member actively engage in farming or
ranching, appointed;

Terri King of Pueblo, Colorado, to serve as a representative of telecommunications and
broadband companies, appointed;

Dana Bijold of Arvada, Colorado, to serve as a representative of engineers, reappointed;

Raymond Keith Swerdfeger of Pueblo West to serve as a representative of excavators,
reappointed.


Business, The Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology has had under consideration and has
Labor, & had a hearing on the following appointments and recommends that the appointments be
Technology placed on the consent calendar and confirmed:

MEMBERS OF THE
BOARD OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS

for terms expiring July 1, 2024:

Chris Andrew Brownlee of Grand Junction, Colorado, to serve as a representative of real
estate appraisers with experience in appraisal management, reappointed;

Patrice Suzanne Campbell, SRA of Grand Junction, Colorado, to serve as a representative
of real estate appraisers with experience in eminent domain matters, reappointed;

Harriete Irene Sanders of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a public member, reappointed;

Christopher Chippindale of Highlands Ranch, Colorado to serve as an officer or employee
of a commercial bank experienced in real estate lending, appointed.


Business, The Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology has had under consideration and has
Labor, & had a hearing on the following appointment and recommends that the appointment be
Technology placed on the consent calendar and confirmed:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND ADMINISTRATION

for a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor:

Anthony Gherardini of Aurora, Colorado, appointed.



HB22-1049 Prohibiting Transcript And Diploma Withholding 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act authorizes a postsecondary institution to refuse to provide a transcript or diploma to a current or former student on the grounds that the student owes a debt for tuition, room and board fees, or financial aid funds, unless the student owes a debt other than a debt for tuition, room and board fees, or financial aid funds, or if the student 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, the act prohibits the postsecondary institution from:

  • 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 act 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.

Beginning July 1, 2024, the act requires each postsecondary institution to annually report certain information to the department of higher education concerning transcript, diploma, and registration holds.

The act authorizes the student loan ombudsperson (ombudsperson) to provide information to the public regarding the limits on withholding a transcript or diploma and authorizes the ombudsperson and the administrator of the "Uniform Consumer Credit Code" (administrator) to receive complaints from a current or former student who has had a transcript or diploma withheld.

Beginning January 2025, the act requires the attorney general's office to compile data on the complaints received by the ombudsperson and the administrator concerning transcript and diploma holds and report the data through the annual SMART act hearing.


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

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
Amendments:

House Journal, February 17
30 HB22-1049 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
31 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
32 recommendation:
33
34 Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
35 substitute:
36
37 "SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 23-5-113.5 as
38 follows:
39 23-5-113.5. Prohibition on withholding transcripts and
40 diplomas - postsecondary institution - remedy - definitions. (1) AS
41 USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
42 (a) "DEBT" MEANS ANY MONEY, OBLIGATION, CLAIM, OR SUM, DUE
43 OR OWING, OR ALLEGED TO BE DUE OR OWING, FROM A CURRENT OR
44 FORMER STUDENT, BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE A FEE CHARGED TO A CURRENT
45 OR FORMER STUDENT FOR THE ACTUAL COST OF PROVIDING A TRANSCRIPT
46 OR DIPLOMA.
47 (b) "FINANCIAL AID FUNDS" MEANS FINANCIAL AID FUNDS THAT A
48 CURRENT OR FORMER STUDENT OWES TO A POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION
49 UNDER TITLE IV, OR TO THE STATE, DUE TO MISCALCULATION,
50 WITHDRAWAL, MISINFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER REASON, NOT INCLUDING
51 THE STANDARD REPAYMENT OF STUDENT LOANS.
52 (c) "POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION" MEANS A PUBLIC INSTITUTION
53 OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 23-4.5-102 (7); A PRIVATE
102 54 INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 23-18-
55 (9); OR A PRIVATE OCCUPATIONAL SCHOOL, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
56 23-2-102 (13).
1 (d) "ROOM AND BOARD FEES" MEANS ANY MONEY, OBLIGATION,
2 CLAIM, OR SUM, DUE OR OWING, OR ALLEGED TO BE DUE OR OWING, FROM
3 A CURRENT OR FORMER STUDENT FOR THE PROVISION OF CONTRACTUALLY
4 AGREED UPON ON-CAMPUS HOUSING OR MEAL SERVICES PLANS.
5 (e) "STUDENT LOAN BORROWER" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS SET
6 FORTH IN SECTION 5-20-103 (7).
7 (f) "STUDENT LOAN OMBUDSPERSON" MEANS THE STUDENT LOAN
8 OMBUDSPERSON DESIGNATED IN SECTION 5-20-104.
9 (2) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE
10 CONTRARY, WITH REGARD TO A CURRENT OR FORMER STUDENT WHO OWES
11 A DEBT, A POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION SHALL NOT:
12 (a) REFUSE TO PROVIDE A TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA FOR THE
13 CURRENT OR FORMER STUDENT ON THE GROUNDS THAT THE STUDENT
14 OWES A DEBT;
15 (b) CONDITION THE PROVISION OF A TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA ON
16 PAYMENT OF A DEBT;
17 (c) CHARGE A HIGHER FEE TO OBTAIN A TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA
18 OR PROVIDE LESS FAVORABLE TREATMENT IN RESPONSE TO A TRANSCRIPT
19 OR DIPLOMA REQUEST BECAUSE THE REQUESTING CURRENT OR FORMER
20 STUDENT OWES A DEBT; OR
21 (d) OTHERWISE USE TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA ISSUANCE AS A TOOL
22 FOR DEBT COLLECTION.
23 (3) (a) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROHIBITION STATED IN
24 SUBSECTION (2)(a) OF THIS SECTION, A POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION MAY
25 REFUSE TO PROVIDE A TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA FOR A CURRENT OR
26 FORMER STUDENT ON THE GROUNDS THAT THE STUDENT OWES A DEBT FOR
27 TUITION, ROOM AND BOARD FEES, OR FINANCIAL AID FUNDS, UNLESS THE
28 STUDENT IS REQUESTING THE TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA FOR ONE OF THE
29 FOLLOWING PURPOSES:
30 (I) A JOB APPLICATION;
31 (II) TRANSFERRING TO ANOTHER POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION;
32 (III) APPLYING FOR STATE, FEDERAL, OR INSTITUTIONAL
33 FINANCIAL AID;
34 (IV) PURSUIT OF OPPORTUNITIES IN THE MILITARY OR NATIONAL
35 GUARD; OR
36 (V) PURSUIT OF OTHER POSTSECONDARY OPPORTUNITIES.
37 (b) (I) EACH POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION SHALL ADOPT A
38 POLICY THAT OUTLINES THE PROCESS BY WHICH A STUDENT MAY OBTAIN
39 A TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A
40 CURRENT OR FORMER STUDENT'S TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA MAY BE
41 WITHHELD PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (3)(a) OF THIS SECTION. AT A
42 MINIMUM, THE POLICY MUST INCLUDE:
43 (A) THE ABILITY FOR THE STUDENT TO APPLY FOR A FINANCIAL
44 HARDSHIP WAIVER TO OBTAIN A TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA;
45 (B) AN EXCEPTION TO WITHHOLDING THE TRANSCRIPT OR
46 DIPLOMA FOR A STUDENT WHO DEMONSTRATES THE TRANSCRIPT OR
47 DIPLOMA IS REQUESTED FOR A PURPOSE SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION (3)(a)
48 OF THIS SECTION;
49 (C) AN OPPORTUNITY TO ESTABLISH A PAYMENT PLAN FOR THE
50 DEBT;
51 (D) IDENTIFICATION OF THE POINT AT WHICH A STUDENT WILL NO
52 LONGER BE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES DUE TO THE DEBT OWED; AND
53
1 (E) IDENTIFICATION OF THE POINT AT WHICH A STUDENT MAY BE
2 SUBJECT TO A TRANSCRIPT, DIPLOMA, OR REGISTRATION HOLD, INCLUDING
3 THE TIME FRAMES AND AMOUNTS FOR WHICH THE HOLDS ARE TO BE USED
4 AND THE LOWEST AMOUNT OF DEBT AT WHICH THE INSTITUTION WILL
5 ASSIGN THE DEBT TO A THIRD-PARTY COLLECTION AGENCY.
6 (II) THE POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION SHALL POST THE POLICY
7 DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (3)(b)(I) OF THIS SECTION AND THE
8 PROCEDURES FOR FILING A COMPLAINT WITH THE STUDENT LOAN
9 OMBUDSPERSON ON THE POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION'S WEBSITE AND
10 PROVIDE THE POLICY AND THE PROCEDURES TO STUDENTS AS PART OF THE
11 INFORMATION SHARED RELATING TO THE COST OF ATTENDANCE THAT
12 INCLUDES ANY ADDITIONAL FEES, FINANCIAL AID, SCHOLARSHIPS, OR
13 OTHER INFORMATION.
14 (4) (a) BEGINNING JULY 1, 2024, EACH POSTSECONDARY
15 INSTITUTION SHALL ANNUALLY REPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER
16 EDUCATION CONCERNING TRANSCRIPT AND REGISTRATION HOLDS,
17 INCLUDING:
18 (I) THE POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION'S POLICY DEVELOPED
19 PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (3)(b) OF THIS SECTION;
20 (II) THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS FOR WHOM THE POSTSECONDARY
21 INSTITUTION IS WITHHOLDING OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS, DIPLOMAS, AND
22 REGISTRATION PRIVILEGES; AND
23 (III) THE NUMBER OF PAST-DUE STUDENT ACCOUNTS ASSIGNED TO
24 THIRD-PARTY COLLECTION AGENCIES, INCLUDING THE NUMBER OF
25 STUDENTS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL PELL GRANTS.
26 (b) BEGINNING JANUARY 2025, AND EACH JANUARY THEREAFTER,
27 THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL ANNUALLY REPORT ON
28 THE INFORMATION DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (4)(a) OF THIS SECTION AT
29 THE DEPARTMENT'S ANNUAL HEARING PURSUANT TO THE "STATE
30 MEASUREMENT FOR ACCOUNTABLE, RESPONSIVE, AND TRANSPARENT
31 (SMART) GOVERNMENT ACT", PART 2 OF ARTICLE 7 OF TITLE 2.
32 (5) (a) THE STUDENT LOAN OMBUDSPERSON MAY PROVIDE
33 INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC REGARDING THE LIMITS DESCRIBED IN THIS
34 SECTION ON WITHHOLDING A TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA AND MAY RECEIVE
35 COMPLAINTS FROM STUDENT LOAN BORROWERS WHO HAVE HAD A
36 TRANSCRIPT WITHHELD.
37 (b) BEGINNING JANUARY 2025, AND EACH JANUARY THEREAFTER,
38 THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE SHALL COMPILE DATA ON THE
39 COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY THE STUDENT LOAN OMBUDSPERSON PURSUANT
40 TO SUBSECTION (5)(a) OF THIS SECTION AND ANNUALLY REPORT THE DATA
41 THROUGH THE ANNUAL HEARING FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW HELD
42 PURSUANT TO THE "STATE MEASUREMENT FOR ACCOUNTABLE,
2 43 RESPONSIVE, AND TRANSPARENT (SMART) GOVERNMENT ACT", PART
44 OF ARTICLE 7 OF TITLE 2.
45 (6) THIS SECTION DOES NOT PROHIBIT A PERSON FROM PURSUING
46 ANY OTHER REMEDY PROVIDED BY LAW FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS
47 SECTION.
48 SECTION 2. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
49 determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
50 preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".
51
52

House Journal, February 23
47 Amendment recommended by Education Report, dated February 16,
48 2022, and placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House
49 Journal, February 17, 2022.
50
51 Laid Over until Thursday, February 24, 2022.
52
53

House Journal, February 24
19 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated February 16, 2022, and
20 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
21 February 17, 2022.
22
23 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Ricks.
24
25 Amend the Education Committee Report, dated February 16, 2022, page
26 1, after line 17 insert:
27
28 "(c) "FOREIGN STUDENT" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH
29 IN SECTION 23-1-113.5 (4)(c).".
30
31 Page 1, line 18, strike "(c)" and substitute "(d)".
32
33 Page 1, line 23, strike "(d)" and substitute "(e)".
34
35 Page 2, strike lines 4 through 31 and substitute:
36
37 "(2) (a) A POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION MAY REFUSE TO PROVIDE
38 A TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA TO A CURRENT OR FORMER STUDENT, EXCEPT
39 A FOREIGN STUDENT, ON THE GROUNDS THAT THE STUDENT OWES A DEBT
40 FOR TUITION, ROOM AND BOARD FEES, OR FINANCIAL AID FUNDS, UNLESS
41 THE STUDENT IS REQUESTING AND CAN DEMONSTRATE THAT THE
42 TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA IS NEEDED FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
43 PURPOSES:
44 (I) A JOB APPLICATION;
45 (II) TRANSFERRING TO ANOTHER POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION;
46 (III) APPLYING FOR STATE, FEDERAL, OR INSTITUTIONAL FINANCIAL
47 AID;
48 (IV) PURSUIT OF OPPORTUNITIES IN THE MILITARY OR NATIONAL
49 GUARD; OR
50 (V) PURSUIT OF OTHER POSTSECONDARY OPPORTUNITIES.
51 (3) IF A POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION PROVIDES A CURRENT OR
52 FORMER STUDENT A TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION
53 (2) OF THIS SECTION, OR PROVIDES A TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA TO A
54 FOREIGN STUDENT WHO OWES A DEBT, THE POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION
55 SHALL NOT:
1 (a) CONDITION PROVISION OF THE TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA ON
2 PAYMENT OF A DEBT;
3 (b) CHARGE A HIGHER FEE TO OBTAIN THE TRANSCRIPT OR
4 DIPLOMA OR PROVIDE LESS FAVORABLE TREATMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE
5 TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA REQUEST BECAUSE THE REQUESTING CURRENT
6 OR FORMER STUDENT OWES A DEBT; OR
7 (c) OTHERWISE USE TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA ISSUANCE AS A TOOL
8 FOR DEBT COLLECTION.".
9
10 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Ricks.
11
12 Amend Education Committee Report, dated February 16, 2022, page 1,
13 strike line 27.
14
15 Page 2, strike line 1.
16
17 Page 2, strike lines 32 through 43 and substitute:
18 "(4) (a) EACH POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION SHALL ADOPT A
19 POLICY THAT OUTLINES THE PROCESS BY WHICH A STUDENT MAY OBTAIN
20 A TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A
21 TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA MAY BE WITHHELD PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION
22 (2) OF THIS SECTION FROM A CURRENT OR FORMER STUDENT, OTHER THAN
23 A FOREIGN STUDENT, WHO OWES A DEBT. AT A MINIMUM, THE POLICY
24 MUST INCLUDE:
25 (I) A REASONABLE PROCESS FOR VERIFICATION OF CONDITIONS A
26 CURRENT OR FORMER STUDENT MAY DEMONSTRATE TO RECEIVE AN
27 EXEMPTION PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (2) OF THIS SECTION;".
28
29 Page 3, line 1, strike "(C)" and substitute "(II)".
30
31 Page 3, line 3, strike "(D)" and substitute "(III)".
32
33 Page 3, line 5, strike "(E)" and substitute "(IV)".
34
35 Page 3, line 10, strike "(II)" and substitute "(b)".
36
37 Page 3, line 11, strike "(3)(b)(I)" and substitute "(4)(a)".
38
39 Page 3, line 18, strike "(4)" and substitute "(5)".
40
41 Page 3, line 23, strike "(3)(b)" and substitute "(4)(a)".
42
43 Page 3, line 32, strike "(4)(a)" and substitute "(5)(a)".
44
45 Page 3, line 36, strike "(5)" and substitute "(6)".
46
47 Page 3, line 39, strike "STUDENT LOAN BORROWERS" and substitute
48 "CURRENT OR FORMER STUDENTS".
49
50 Page 4, line 1, strike "(5)(a)" and substitute "(6)(a)".
51
52 Page 4, strike lines 6 through 8.
53
54 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
55 Reading and Final Passage.
1 ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE REPORT
2
3 Passed Second Reading: HB22-1049, as amended.
4
5 The Chairman moved the adoption of the Committee of the Whole
6 Report. As shown by the following roll call vote, a majority of those
7 elected to the House voted in the affirmative, and the Report was
8 adopted.
9
10 YES 41 NO 23 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
11 Amabile Y Exum Y Lynch N Sirota Y
12 Bacon Y Froelich Y McCluskie Y Snyder Y
13 Baisley N Geitner N McCormick Y Soper N
14 Benavidez Y Gonzales-Gutierrez Y McKean N Sullivan Y
15 Bernett Y Gray Y McLachlan Y Tipper Y
16 Bird Y Hanks N Michaelson Jenet Y Titone Y
17 Bockenfeld N Herod Y Mullica Y Valdez A. Y
18 Boesenecker Y Holtorf N Neville N Valdez D. Y
19 Bradfield N Hooton Y Ortiz Y Van Beber N
20 Caraveo Y Jodeh Y Pelton N Van Winkle N
21 Carver E Kennedy Y Pico N Weissman Y
22 Catlin N Kipp Y Ransom N Will N
23 Cutter Y Larson N Rich N Williams N
24 Daugherty Y Lindsay Y Ricks Y Woodrow Y
25 Duran Y Lontine Y Roberts Y Woog N
26 Esgar Y Luck N Sandridge N Young Y
27 Speaker Y

Senate Journal, March 18
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB22-1049 be amended as
follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, after line 6 insert:

"(a) "ADMINISTRATOR" MEANS AN ADMINISTRATOR OF THE "UNIFORM
CONSUMER CREDIT CODE" DESIGNATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 5-6-103.".

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 3, strike lines 1 and 2.

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 3, strike lines 14 through 27 and substitute:

"(2) (a) A POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION MAY REFUSE TO PROVIDE A
TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA TO A CURRENT OR FORMER STUDENT ON THE GROUNDS
THAT THE STUDENT OWES A DEBT FOR TUITION, ROOM AND BOARD FEES, OR
FINANCIAL AID FUNDS.
(b) NOTWITHSTANDING SUBSECTION (2)(a) OF THIS SECTION, A
POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION SHALL NOT REFUSE TO PROVIDE A TRANSCRIPT
OR DIPLOMA TO A CURRENT OR FORMER STUDENT:
(I) ON THE GROUNDS THAT THE STUDENT OWES A DEBT OTHER THAN A
DEBT FOR TUITION, ROOM AND BOARD FEES, OR FINANCIAL AID FUNDS; OR
(II) IF THE STUDENT CAN DEMONSTRATE THAT THE TRANSCRIPT OR
DIPLOMA IS NEEDED FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING EXEMPTIONS:
(A) A JOB APPLICATION;
(B) TRANSFERRING TO ANOTHER POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION;
(C) APPLYING FOR STATE, FEDERAL, OR INSTITUTIONAL FINANCIAL AID;
(D) PURSUIT OF OPPORTUNITIES IN THE MILITARY OR NATIONAL GUARD;
OR
(E) PURSUIT OF OTHER POSTSECONDARY OPPORTUNITIES.
(c) SUBSECTION (2)(b)(II) OF THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO A
FOREIGN STUDENT, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 23-1-113.5.".

Page 4, strike lines 3 and 4 and substitute "(2)(b) OF THIS SECTION, THE
POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION".

Page 4, lines 18 and 19, strike "STUDENT, OTHER THAN A FOREIGN STUDENT,"
and substitute "STUDENT".

Page 5, line 8, after "OMBUDSPERSON" insert "AND THE ADMINISTRATOR".

Page 6, line 7, strike "DIPLOMA AND" and substitute "DIPLOMA. THE STUDENT
LOAN OMBUDSPERSON AND THE ADMINISTRATOR".

Page 6, line 12, after "OMBUDSPERSON" insert "AND THE ADMINISTRATOR".

Page 6, after line 17 insert:

"SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 5-6-104, amend (1)(i);
and add (1)(k) as follows:
5-6-104. Powers of administrator - harmony with federal
regulations - reliance on rules. (1) In addition to other powers granted by this
code, the administrator, within the limitations provided by law, may:
(i) License and regulate collection agencies pursuant to article 16 of this
title 5; and
(k) RECEIVE AND ACT ON COMPLAINTS PURSUANT TO SECTION
23-5-113.5.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.




HB22-1050 International Medical Graduate Integrate Health-care Workforce 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

Section 1 of the act makes legislative declarations and findings regarding the shortage of health-care providers in the state, the presence of qualified, internationally trained medical professionals in the state, the ability of those professionals to assist the state in addressing health-care workforce needs, the barriers to entry into the health-care workforce these professionals face, and the need to reduce those barriers to facilitate the integration of these professionals into the state's health-care workforce.

Section 2 establishes the following 2 programs in the department of labor and employment (CDLE) to assist international medical graduates (IMGs) seeking to integrate into the state's health-care workforce:

  • The IMG assistance program, the purpose of which is to provide direct services to IMGs, including a review of an IMG's education, training, and experience to recommend appropriate next steps for integrating the IMG into the state's health-care workforce; technical support and guidance through the credential evaluation process; and scholarships to assist in defraying the costs of the medical licensure process; and
  • The clinical readiness program, the purpose of which is to provide a curriculum for and assessments of IMGs to help them build the skills necessary to enter a medical residency program.

Section 2 also directs the executive director of CDLE to include in CDLE's annual report to the general assembly pursuant to the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" information about the IMG assistance program, the clinical readiness program, and any progress made in addressing barriers IMGs face in securing positions in medical residency programs. To fund the programs, the act also authorizes the general assembly to appropriate money from the general fund or other sources and authorizes the CDLE to seek, accept, and expend gifts, grants, and donations from private and public sources. The act precludes the CDLE from implementing the programs unless sufficient amounts are received to fund the costs of the programs.

With regard to requirements for licensure under the "Colorado Medical Practice Act" (medical practice act):

  • Section 3 defines "IMG" for purposes of the medical practice act;
  • Section 4 reduces the length of postgraduate clinical training that an IMG must complete to qualify for a medical license from up to 3 years to one year; and
  • Section 5 allows an IMG to obtain a reentry license if the IMG has a current or expired international medical license and meets Colorado medical board-specified qualifications and requirements, including an assessment of the IMG's competency to practice.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 1/13/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
2/9/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/5/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/5/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/6/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/6/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
5/9/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/10/2022 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
6/7/2022 Signed by Governor
6/7/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, February 10
5 HB22-1050 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
6 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
7 recommendation:
8
9 Amend printed bill, page 4, after line 21 insert:
10
11 "(1) "ACGME" MEANS THE ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR
12 GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION, AN ORGANIZATION THAT SETS AND
13 MONITORS THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS FOR PHYSICIANS,
14 OR ANY SUCCESSOR ACCREDITING ENTITY.".
15
16 Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.
17
18 Page 8, line 15, after "SCHOOL" insert "OR ACGME-ACCREDITED
19 RESIDENCY PROGRAM".
20
21 Page 8, line 17, strike "PROGRAM AND" and substitute "PROGRAM. THE
22 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR".
23
24 Page 8, line 19, after "SCHOOL" insert "OR RESIDENCY PROGRAM".
25
26 Page 11, after line 21 insert:
27
28 "(6) THE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR SHALL ALLOW AN IMG WHO
29 SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES THE CLINICAL PROGRAM TO INTERVIEW FOR A
30 POSITION IN THE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR'S RESIDENCY PROGRAM.".
31
32 Renumber succeeding subsection accordingly.
33
34 Page 12, line 25, strike "(6)" and substitute "(7)".
35
36 Page 13, strike lines 2 through 27.
37
38 Strike page 14.
39
40 Page 15, strike lines 1 through 12.
41
42 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
43
44

Senate Journal, February 11
HB22-1050 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
recommendation:

Amend printed bill, page 4, after line 21 insert:

"(1) "ACGME" MEANS THE ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION, AN ORGANIZATION THAT SETS AND
MONITORS THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS FOR PHYSICIANS,
OR ANY SUCCESSOR ACCREDITING ENTITY.".

Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.

Page 8, line 15, after "SCHOOL" insert "OR ACGME-ACCREDITED
RESIDENCY PROGRAM".

Page 8, line 17, strike "PROGRAM AND" and substitute "PROGRAM. THE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR".

Page 8, line 19, after "SCHOOL" insert "OR RESIDENCY PROGRAM".

Page 11, after line 21 insert:

"(6) THE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR SHALL ALLOW AN IMG WHO
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES THE CLINICAL PROGRAM TO INTERVIEW FOR A
POSITION IN THE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR'S RESIDENCY PROGRAM.".

Renumber succeeding subsection accordingly.

Page 12, line 25, strike "(6)" and substitute "(7)".

Page 13, strike lines 2 through 27.

Strike page 14.

Page 15, strike lines 1 through 12.

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.


House Journal, May 5
37 HB22-1050 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
38 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
39 recommendation:
40
41 Amend printed bill, page 13, after line 1 insert:
42
43 "8-87-105. Funding for programs - gifts, grants, and donations
44 - implementation contingent on receipt of funding. (1) THE GENERAL
45 ASSEMBLY MAY APPROPRIATE MONEY FROM THE GENERAL FUND OR ANY
46 OTHER SOURCE TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE PURPOSES OF IMPLEMENTING
47 AND ADMINISTERING THE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND THE CLINICAL
48 PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE 87.
49 (2) THE DEPARTMENT MAY SEEK, ACCEPT, AND EXPEND GIFTS,
50 GRANTS, OR DONATIONS FROM PRIVATE OR PUBLIC SOURCES FOR THE
51 PURPOSES OF IMPLEMENTING AND ADMINISTERING THE ASSISTANCE
52 PROGRAM AND THE CLINICAL PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE 87.
53
1 (3) (a) UNLESS THE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES AN AMOUNT OF
2 APPROPRIATIONS, GIFTS, GRANTS, AND DONATIONS SUFFICIENT TO COVER
3 THE COSTS OF THE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT
4 IMPLEMENT THE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
5 (b) UNLESS THE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES AN AMOUNT OF
6 APPROPRIATIONS, GIFTS, GRANTS, AND DONATIONS SUFFICIENT TO COVER
7 THE COSTS OF THE CLINICAL PROGRAM, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT
8 IMPLEMENT THE CLINICAL PROGRAM.".
9
10 Page 17, line 5, strike "TRAINING, BUT THE" and substitute "TRAINING.".
11
12 Page 17, strike lines 6 and 7.
13
14

House Journal, May 5
33 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated May 5, 2022, and placed
34 in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May 5, 2022.
35
36 Amendment No. 2, Health & Insurance Report, dated February 9, 2022,
37 and placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
38 February 10, 2022.
39
40 On motion of Representative Bockenfeld, the bill was read at length.
41
42 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
43 Reading and Final Passage.
44



HB22-1098 Department Of Regulatory Agencies Barriers To Practice Regulated Professions 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act requires the director of the division of professions and occupations (director) in the department of regulatory agencies to complete, on or before June 1, 2023, an audit of the regulated professions and occupations and the regulation of various professions and occupations by regulators of a specific profession or occupation (regulator) to determine what barriers exist for licensing, certification, and registration of individuals with criminal history records and, on or before July 1, 2023, to report the findings to the general assembly.

The act limits the authority of a regulator to deny a license, certification, or registration based on an applicant's criminal history record on by requiring the hearing and mediation process established in current law. A regulator is required to document the grounds for the denial of the license, certification, or registration in writing to the applicant.

The act clarifies that a regulator may grant a conditional license, certification, or registration to an applicant with a criminal history record consistent with the process established in current law.

The director is required to compile de-identified information regarding the reasons why a license, certification, or registration was denied and make this information available to the public on the division's website.

The act requires state and local agencies responsible for issuing occupational or professional credentials (occupational agency), before making a final determination that an applicant's criminal conviction disqualifies the applicant from receiving a license, certification, permit, or registration, to provide a written notice to the applicant specifying the reason for the disqualification and the right of the applicant to submit additional evidence for the occupational agency to consider before making a final determination. A final determination to disqualify an applicant based on a criminal conviction must be issued in writing and include notice of the applicant's right to appeal the determination and the earliest date on which the applicant may reapply.

The act appropriates $11,036 from the division of professions and occupations cash fund to the department of regulatory agencies for use by the division of professions and occupations.


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

Status: 1/20/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
2/17/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Finance
2/28/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/11/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/14/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/15/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/16/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/18/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
3/30/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/8/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/8/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/11/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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
5/25/2022 Signed by Governor
5/25/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, February 18
14 HB22-1098 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
15 the Committee on Finance with favorable
16 recommendation:
17
18 Amend printed bill, page 3, strike line 2 and substitute "certification,
19 registration.".
20
21 Page 3, line 3, strike "history." and strike "FEBRUARY" and substitute
22 "JUNE".
23
24 Page 3, line 8, strike "THE" and substitute "ON OR BEFORE JULY 1, 2023,
25 THE".
26
27 Page 3, line 17, strike "AND".
28
29 Page 3, after line 17 insert:
30 "(c) RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SOLUTIONS TO ANY BARRIERS,
31 INCLUDING A PROCESS TO ADVISE INDIVIDUALS AS TO WHETHER AN
32 INDIVIDUAL WOULD QUALIFY FOR LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR
33 REGISTRATION BASED ON THE INDIVIDUAL'S CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD IF
34 THE INDIVIDUAL MEETS ALL OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE,
35 CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION AT THE TIME OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S
36 APPLICATION; AND".
37
38 Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.
39
40 Page 3, strike lines 23 through 27.
41
42 Page 4, strike lines 1 through 3 and substitute "CONSISTENT WITH SECTION
43 24-4-105 (4).".
44
45 Page 4, strike lines 6 through 9 and substitute "THE REGULATOR SHALL
46 DOCUMENT THE GROUNDS FOR DENIAL AND SUBMIT THE GROUNDS IN
47 WRITING TO THE APPLICANT.".
48
49 Page 4, line 10, strike "GRANT"and substitute "GRANT, CONSISTENT WITH
50 SECTION 24-34-107 (5),".
51
52 Page 4, strike lines 12 through 26 and substitute "HISTORY RECORD.".
53
54 Page 4, line 27, before "INFORMATION" insert "AGGREGATE".
55
1 Page 5, lines 5 and 6, strike "(7), (8), and (9)" and substitute "(7) and (8)".
2
3 Page 5, line 20, strike "SECTION WITHIN" and substitute "SECTION,
4 CONSISTENT WITH SECTION 24-4-104.".
5
6 Page 5, strike lines 21 and 22.
7
8 Page 6, strike line 2 and substitute "CREDENTIAL IN ACCORDANCE WITH
9 SECTION 24-4-106.".
10
11 Page 6, strike lines 3 through 17.
12
13

House Journal, March 11
1 HB22-1098 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
2 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
3 recommendation:
4
5 Amend printed bill, page 7, after line 11 insert:
6
7 "SECTION 4. Appropriation. For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
8 $11,036 is appropriated to the department of regulatory agencies for use
9 by the division of professions and occupations. This appropriation is from
10 the division of professions and occupations cash fund created in section
11 12-20-105 (3), C.R.S., and is based on an assumption that the division
12 will require an additional 0.2 FTE. To implement this act, the division
13 may use this appropriation for personal services.".
14
15 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
16
17 Page 1, line 103, strike "RECORD." and substitute "RECORD, AND, IN
18 CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
19
20

House Journal, March 15
15 Amendment No. 1, by Appropriations Report, dated March 11, 2022, and
16 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
17 March 11, 2022.
18
19 Amendment No. 2, Business Affairs & Labor Report, dated February 17,
20 2022, and placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House
21 Journal, February 18, 2022.
22
23 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
24 Reading and Final Passage.
25



HB22-1101 Public Employees' Retirement Association Service Retiree Employment In Rural Schools 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act expands a program, which had been scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2023, that allows a public employees' retirement association (PERA) service retiree to work full-time without any reduction in the service retiree's retirement benefits for a rural school district that has a critical shortage of qualified individuals with specific experience, skills, or qualifications that the service retiree has by:

  • Making the program permanent;
  • Adding school nurses and paraprofessionals to those who are eligible for post-PERA retirement full-time employment; and
  • Allowing a board of cooperative services or a charter school that is located within a rural school district and that has such a critical shortage to participate in the program.

The act also requires PERA to submit additional reports, containing the same types of information as the initial report that PERA submitted as required by law in 2020, to the finance committees of the general assembly on or before December 1, 2025, and on or before December 1 of each fifth year thereafter.


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

Status: 1/20/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
2/17/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/23/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/24/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/28/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/2/2022 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/4/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/7/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/10/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/11/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/11/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/18/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, February 18
15 HB22-1101 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
16 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
17 recommendation:
18
19 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 3, strike "(1.9)(a)(II)(B), (1.9)(a)(II)(C),"
20 and substitute "(1.9)(a)(II),".
21
22 Page 3, after line 4 insert:
23
24 "(A) The employer in the school division of the association that
25 hires the service retiree is a rural school district as determined by the
26 department of education based on the geographic size of the school
27 district and the distance of the school district from the nearest large,
28 urbanized area, A BOARD OF COOPERATIVE SERVICES, AS DEFINED IN
29 SECTION 22-5-103 (2), OR A CHARTER SCHOOL, AS DEFINED SECTION
30 22-5-119 (3)(d), THAT IS LOCATED WITHIN A RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT and,
31 IF THE EMPLOYER IS A SCHOOL DISTRICT, the school district enrolls six
32 thousand five hundred students or fewer in kindergarten through twelfth
33 grade;".
34
35 Page 3, line 5, strike "district" and substitute "district, BOARD OF
36 COOPERATIVE SERVICES, OR CHARTER SCHOOL".
37
38 Page 3, line 7, strike "district" and substitute "district, ENROLLED BY ONE
39 OR MORE OF THE DISTRICTS SERVED BY THE BOARD OF COOPERATIVE
40 SERVICES, OR ENROLLED BY THE CHARTER SCHOOL,".
41
42 Page 3, line 10, strike "district" and substitute "district, BOARD OF
43 COOPERATIVE SERVICES, OR CHARTER SCHOOL".
44
45 Page 3, line 14, strike "district." and substitute "district, BOARD OF
46 COOPERATIVE SERVICES, OR CHARTER SCHOOL.".
47
48

House Journal, February 23
11 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated February 18, 2022, and
12 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
13 February 18, 2022.
14
15 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
16 Reading and Final Passage.

Senate Journal, March 7
HB22-1101 by Representative(s) McLachlan and Catlin, Boesenecker, Valdez D.; also Senator(s)
Sonnenberg and Zenzinger--Concerning the expansion of a program that allows a public
employees' retirement association service retiree to work full-time without any reduction in
the service retiree's retirement benefits for a rural school district that has a critical shortage
of qualified individuals with specific experience, skills, or qualifications that the service
retiree has.

A majority of those elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, Senator Priola
was given permission to offer a third reading amendment.

Third Reading Amendment No. 1(L.004), by Senator Priola.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, strike line 4 and substitute: "(1.9)(i)(II), and
(1.9)(j) as follows:".

Page 4, line 24, strike "2023." and substitute "2023 IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE
BALANCE OF THE FUND AND ENSURE THAT THE ABILITY OF THE ASSOCIATION TO
PAY THE FULL AMOUNT OF THE BENEFIT OWED TO ALL CURRENT AND FUTURE
RETIREES IS NOT IMPAIRED, IF AN EMPLOYER HIRES A RETIREE WHO IS RECEIVING
A BENEFIT FOR THE RETIREE'S SERVICE TO A DIFFERENT EMPLOYER, THE
EMPLOYER SHALL, ON A MONTHLY BASIS FOR THE DURATION OF THE RETIREE'S
EMPLOYMENT WITH THE EMPLOYER, PAY TO THE ASSOCIATION AN AMOUNT
EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT OF THE MONTHLY BENEFIT RECEIVED BY THE RETIREE
FOR THE RETIREE'S SERVICE TO A DIFFERENT EMPLOYER. THE ASSOCIATION
SHALL CREDIT THE FULL AMOUNT OF ANY SUCH PAYMENT RECEIVED TO THE
TRUST FUND OF THE FUND FROM WHICH THE RETIREE'S BENEFIT IS BEING PAID.".


The amendment was lost on the following roll call vote:

YES 4 NO 27 EXCUSED 4 ABSENT 0
Bridges N Ginal N Lee N Simpson N
Buckner N Gonzales N Liston Y Smallwood Y
Coleman N Hansen N Lundeen N Sonnenberg N
Cooke N Hinrichsen N Moreno N Story E
Coram E Hisey N Pettersen N Winter N
Danielson N Holbert N Priola Y Woodward N
Donovan N Jaquez Y Rankin N Zenzinger N
Fields N Kirkmeyer E Rodriguez N President N
Gardner E Kolker N Scott N

The question being "Shall the bill pass?", the roll call was taken with the following result:

YES 28 NO 3 EXCUSED 4 ABSENT 0
Bridges Y Ginal Y Lee Y Simpson Y
Buckner Y Gonzales Y Liston Y Smallwood N
Coleman Y Hansen Y Lundeen Y Sonnenberg Y
Cooke Y Hinrichsen Y Moreno Y Story E
Coram E Hisey Y Pettersen Y Winter Y
Danielson Y Holbert Y Priola N Woodward Y
Donovan Y Jaquez N Rankin Y Zenzinger Y
Fields Y Kirkmeyer E Rodriguez Y President Y
Gardner E Kolker Y Scott Y



HB22-1107 Inclusive Higher Education Opportunities 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 11 2022
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS
(13) in house calendar.
Summary:

The act creates in the department of higher education (department) the inclusive higher education grant program to provide grants to state institutions of higher education for the purpose of establishing, or expanding existing, inclusive higher education programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The act requires the department to contract with an organization that has demonstrated success in assisting students with intellectual and developmental disabilities attend institutions of higher education to administer the grant program, perform annual evaluations of the grant recipients, and produce an annual report that is submitted to the education committees of the house of representatives and the senate.

The act appropriates $450,000 from the general fund to the department of higher education to implement the act.


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

Status: 1/20/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
2/16/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended 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 - No Amendments
5/2/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
5/9/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/9/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/10/2022 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
5/25/2022 Signed by Governor
5/26/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, April 29
48 HB22-1107 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
49 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
50 recommendation:
51
52 Amend printed bill, page 12, after line 7 insert:
53
54
1 "SECTION 2. Appropriation. For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
2 $450,000 is appropriated to the inclusive higher education opportunities
3 cash fund created in section 23-79-108 (1), C.R.S. This appropriation is
4 from the general fund. The department of higher education is responsible
5 for the accounting related to this appropriation.".
6
7 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
8
9 Page 1, line 103, strike "DISABILITIES." and substitute "DISABILITIES,
10 AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
11
12

House Journal, April 29
37 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 29, 2022, and
38 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
39 April 29, 2022.
40
41 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
42 Reading and Final Passage.
43

Senate Journal, May 9
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB22-1107 be
referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable recommendation and with a
recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar.
Amend reengrossed bill, page 5, strike lines 2 and 3.

Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.

Page 8, strike lines 8 and 9, and substitute "GRANTS MUST BE AWARDED AS
PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE 79.".

Page 8, strike line 14, and substitute "AWARD.".

Page 9, strike line 10, and substitute "ADMINISTERING ENTITY WITH FUNDS FROM
THE APPROPRIATION FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION.".

Page 11, strike lines 19 through 27, and substitute:
"23-79-108. Inclusive higher education opportunities -
funding. FOR THE 2022-23, 2023-24, 2024-25, 2025-26, AND 2026-27 STATE
FISCAL YEARS, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL ANNUALLY APPROPRIATE FOUR
HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IN EACH STATE FISCAL YEAR TO THE
DEPARTMENT FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE 79.".

Page 12, strike lines 1 through 13 and substitute:

"SECTION 2. Appropriation. For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
$450,000 is appropriated to the department of higher education. This
appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the department
may use this appropriation for the inclusive higher education grant program.".

Appro-
priations



HB22-1117 Use Of Local Lodging Tax Revenue 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act expands the allowable uses of the revenue from a local marketing district's marketing and promotion tax and a county's lodging tax to include:

  • Housing and childcare for the tourism-related workforce, including seasonal workers, and for other workers in the community;
  • Facilitating and enhancing visitor experiences; and
  • Capital expenditures related to these new purposes.

A local marketing district or county must obtain voter approval to use the tax revenue for the new allowable uses.


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

Status: 1/21/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
2/10/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/15/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/16/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/18/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
3/9/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/14/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/15/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/28/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/29/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/29/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/31/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, February 11
47 HB22-1117 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
48 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
49 recommendation:
50
51 Amend printed bill, page 2, after line 1 insert:
52
53 "SECTION 1. Legislative declaration. (1) The general assembly
54 hereby finds and declares that:
55
1 (a) In recent years, the role of destination marketing and
2 management organizations in Colorado has evolved to not only support
3 economic growth through tourism, but also to address the social, cultural,
4 and environmental issues related to tourism. In addition to inspiring travel
5 to and within a destination and enhancing a visitor's experience,
6 destination marketing and management organizations now use their
7 expertise to protect our destinations' cultural and natural assets and
8 improve our residents' quality of life. For example, the Colorado tourism
9 office has embedded destination stewardship and sustainable travel
10 principles into its strategic plans, annual campaigns, and key
11 programming.
12 (b) Destination marketing and management organizations across
13 the state are increasingly using their marketing budgets and robust
14 communication channels to disperse travelers and educate visitors on how
15 to travel responsibly and lessen their impact. With values-based
16 marketing campaigns and educational programs like the Colorado tourism
17 office's "Care for Colorado" and "Do Colorado Right", these
18 organizations are well-positioned to deliver messages that encourage the
19 positive change our communities ask all visitors--local, domestic, and
20 international--to adopt while in Colorado.
21 (c) The strides and responsive nature of this marketing approach
22 play a key role in ensuring that visitors responsibly enjoy their stays in the
23 state. A visitor's experience is also heavily influenced by the host
24 community's ability to support their residents and local workforce with
25 housing and other essential services, as well as a strong quality of life that
26 comes with our amazing natural and cultural assets. A thriving
27 community ensures more positive visitor interactions and experiences in
28 our restaurants, on our trails, and throughout our main streets. This, in
29 turn, increases the likelihood that a visitor will return and continue to
30 support our local businesses. Robust support for our residents' needs is
31 essential to the long-term health of both our communities and our
32 economy.".
33
34 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
35
36 Page 2, line 9, strike "WORKFORCE OR".
37
38 Page 2, line 11, strike "OR".
39
40 Page 2, after line 11 insert:
41 "(D) HOUSING AND CHILDCARE FOR THE TOURISM-RELATED
42 WORKFORCE, INCLUDING SEASONAL WORKERS, AND FOR OTHER WORKERS
43 IN THE COMMUNITY; OR".
44
45 Reletter succeeding sub-subparagraph accordingly.
46
47 Page 3, strike lines 2 and 3 and substitute:
48 "(A) CAPITAL EXPENDITURES FOR HOUSING AND CHILDCARE FOR
49 THE TOURISM-RELATED WORKFORCE, INCLUDING SEASONAL WORKERS,
50 AND FOR OTHER WORKERS IN THE COMMUNITY;".
51
52
1 Page 3, line 17, after "purpose." insert "IF A DISTRICT SEEKS TO USE THE
2 TAX REVENUE FOR A PURPOSE SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION (1)(e)(I)(D) OR
3 (1)(e)(I)(E) OF THIS SECTION, THEN THE BALLOT ISSUE AUTHORIZING THE
4 USE MUST SPECIFY HOW THE DISTRICT WILL SPEND THE TAX REVENUE
5 UNDER EITHER SUBSECTION.".
6
7 Page 3, line 22, after "ELECTION." insert "IF, AFTER JANUARY 1, 2022,
8 THERE IS A NEW TAX CREATED OR THE ALLOWABLE USES OF AN EXISTING
9 TAX ARE EXPANDED, AT LEAST TEN PERCENT OF THE TAX REVENUE MUST
10 BE USED FOR PURPOSES THAT WERE AUTHORIZED UNDER SECTION
11 29-25-111 (1)(e) PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2022.".
12
13 Page 4, line 6, strike "(2)(c),".
14
15 Page 4, lines 6 and 7, strike "(1.5) and (3)(a.5)" and substitute "(1.5),
16 (3)(a.5), and (3)(g)".
17
18 Page 4, line 17, strike "(1.5) A" and substitute "(1.5) (a) SUBJECT TO THE
19 LIMITATION SET FORTH IN SUBSECTION (1.5)(b) OF THIS SECTION, A".
20
21 Page 4, line 19, strike "(a)" and substitute "(I)".
22
23 Page 4, strike lines 20 through 22 and substitute:
24 "(II) HOUSING AND CHILDCARE FOR THE TOURISM-RELATED
25 WORKFORCE, INCLUDING SEASONAL WORKERS, AND FOR OTHER WORKERS
26 IN THE COMMUNITY; OR".
27
28 Page 4, line 23, strike "(d)" and substitute "(III)".
29
30 Page 4, after line 23 insert:
31 "(b) IF, AFTER JANUARY 1, 2022, THERE IS A NEW LODGING TAX
32 CREATED OR THE ALLOWABLE USES OF AN EXISTING LODGING TAX ARE
33 EXPANDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBSECTION (3)(a.5) OF THIS SECTION,
34 AT LEAST TEN PERCENT OF THE LODGING TAX REVENUE MUST BE USED FOR
35 THE PURPOSE OF ADVERTISING AND MARKETING LOCAL TOURISM.".
36
37 Page 4, strike lines 24 through 27.
38
39 Page 5, strike lines 1 through 6.
40
41 Page 6, after line 18 insert:
42 "(g) IF A COUNTY SEEKS TO USE LODGING TAX REVENUE FOR A
43 PURPOSE SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION (1.5)(a)(II) OR (1.5)(a)(III) OF THIS
44 SECTION, THEN THE BALLOT ISSUE AUTHORIZING THE USE MUST SPECIFY
45 HOW THE COUNTY WILL SPEND THE LODGING TAX REVENUE UNDER EITHER
46 SUBSECTION.".
47
48 Page 7, line17, strike "(1)".
49
50 Page 7, line 19, strike "assembly or on".
51
52 Page 7, line 20, strike "January 1, 2023, as specified in subsection (2) of
53 this section;" and substitute "assembly;".
54
55 Page 8, strike lines 1 and 2.
1 STATE, CIVIC, MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS
2 After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends the
3 following:
4

Senate Journal, February 11
HB22-1117 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation:

Amend printed bill, page 2, after line 1 insert:

"SECTION 1. Legislative declaration. (1) The general assembly
hereby finds and declares that:

(a) In recent years, the role of destination marketing and
management organizations in Colorado has evolved to not only support
economic growth through tourism, but also to address the social, cultural,
and environmental issues related to tourism. In addition to inspiring travel
to and within a destination and enhancing a visitor's experience,
destination marketing and management organizations now use their
expertise to protect our destinations' cultural and natural assets and
improve our residents' quality of life. For example, the Colorado tourism
office has embedded destination stewardship and sustainable travel
principles into its strategic plans, annual campaigns, and key
programming.
(b) Destination marketing and management organizations across
the state are increasingly using their marketing budgets and robust
communication channels to disperse travelers and educate visitors on how
to travel responsibly and lessen their impact. With values-based
marketing campaigns and educational programs like the Colorado tourism
office's "Care for Colorado" and "Do Colorado Right", these
organizations are well-positioned to deliver messages that encourage the
positive change our communities ask all visitors--local, domestic, and
international--to adopt while in Colorado.
(c) The strides and responsive nature of this marketing approach
play a key role in ensuring that visitors responsibly enjoy their stays in the
state. A visitor's experience is also heavily influenced by the host
community's ability to support their residents and local workforce with
housing and other essential services, as well as a strong quality of life that
comes with our amazing natural and cultural assets. A thriving
community ensures more positive visitor interactions and experiences in
our restaurants, on our trails, and throughout our main streets. This, in
turn, increases the likelihood that a visitor will return and continue to
support our local businesses. Robust support for our residents' needs is
essential to the long-term health of both our communities and our
economy.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 2, line 9, strike "WORKFORCE OR".

Page 2, line 11, strike "OR".

Page 2, after line 11 insert:
"(D) HOUSING AND CHILDCARE FOR THE TOURISM-RELATED
WORKFORCE, INCLUDING SEASONAL WORKERS, AND FOR OTHER WORKERS
IN THE COMMUNITY; OR".

Reletter succeeding sub-subparagraph accordingly.

Page 3, strike lines 2 and 3 and substitute:
"(A) CAPITAL EXPENDITURES FOR HOUSING AND CHILDCARE FOR
THE TOURISM-RELATED WORKFORCE, INCLUDING SEASONAL WORKERS,
AND FOR OTHER WORKERS IN THE COMMUNITY;".


Page 3, line 17, after "purpose." insert "IF A DISTRICT SEEKS TO USE THE
TAX REVENUE FOR A PURPOSE SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION (1)(e)(I)(D) OR
(1)(e)(I)(E) OF THIS SECTION, THEN THE BALLOT ISSUE AUTHORIZING THE
USE MUST SPECIFY HOW THE DISTRICT WILL SPEND THE TAX REVENUE
UNDER EITHER SUBSECTION.".

Page 3, line 22, after "ELECTION." insert "IF, AFTER JANUARY 1, 2022,
THERE IS A NEW TAX CREATED OR THE ALLOWABLE USES OF AN EXISTING
TAX ARE EXPANDED, AT LEAST TEN PERCENT OF THE TAX REVENUE MUST
BE USED FOR PURPOSES THAT WERE AUTHORIZED UNDER SECTION
29-25-111 (1)(e) PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2022.".

Page 4, line 6, strike "(2)(c),".

Page 4, lines 6 and 7, strike "(1.5) and (3)(a.5)" and substitute "(1.5),
(3)(a.5), and (3)(g)".

Page 4, line 17, strike "(1.5) A" and substitute "(1.5) (a) SUBJECT TO THE
LIMITATION SET FORTH IN SUBSECTION (1.5)(b) OF THIS SECTION, A".

Page 4, line 19, strike "(a)" and substitute "(I)".

Page 4, strike lines 20 through 22 and substitute:
"(II) HOUSING AND CHILDCARE FOR THE TOURISM-RELATED
WORKFORCE, INCLUDING SEASONAL WORKERS, AND FOR OTHER WORKERS
IN THE COMMUNITY; OR".

Page 4, line 23, strike "(d)" and substitute "(III)".

Page 4, after line 23 insert:
"(b) IF, AFTER JANUARY 1, 2022, THERE IS A NEW LODGING TAX
CREATED OR THE ALLOWABLE USES OF AN EXISTING LODGING TAX ARE
EXPANDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBSECTION (3)(a.5) OF THIS SECTION,
AT LEAST TEN PERCENT OF THE LODGING TAX REVENUE MUST BE USED FOR
THE PURPOSE OF ADVERTISING AND MARKETING LOCAL TOURISM.".

Page 4, strike lines 24 through 27.

Page 5, strike lines 1 through 6.

Page 6, after line 18 insert:
"(g) IF A COUNTY SEEKS TO USE LODGING TAX REVENUE FOR A
PURPOSE SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION (1.5)(a)(II) OR (1.5)(a)(III) OF THIS
SECTION, THEN THE BALLOT ISSUE AUTHORIZING THE USE MUST SPECIFY
HOW THE COUNTY WILL SPEND THE LODGING TAX REVENUE UNDER EITHER
SUBSECTION.".

Page 7, line17, strike "(1)".

Page 7, line 19, strike "assembly or on".

Page 7, line 20, strike "January 1, 2023, as specified in subsection (2) of
this section;" and substitute "assembly;".

Page 8, strike lines 1 and 2.
STATE, CIVIC, MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends the
following:

House Journal, February 15
29 Amendment No. 1, Finance Report, dated February 10, 2022, and placed
30 in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, February 11,
31 2022.
32
33 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Roberts.
34
35 Amend printed bill, page 7, strike line 1 and substitute "capital
36 expenditures, with the exception of:
37 (I) CAPITAL EXPENDITURES FOR HOUSING AND CHILDCARE FOR THE
38 TOURISM-RELATED WORKFORCE, INCLUDING SEASONAL WORKERS, AND
39 FOR OTHER WORKERS IN THE COMMUNITY;
40 (II) CAPITAL EXPENDITURES RELATED TO FACILITATING AND
41 ENHANCING VISITOR EXPERIENCES; OR
42 (III) Tourist information centers.".
43
44 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
45 Reading and Final Passage.
46



HB22-1133 Family And Medical Leave Insurance Fund 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act requires the state treasurer to transfer $57 million from the 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" (PFMLIA). The transferred 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 PFMLIA.

The division is required 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 PFMLIA. The executive director of the department of labor and employment is required to submit specified reports.

The act reduces the appropriations to state departments for employer premium payments for state fiscal year 2022-23.


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

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
Amendments:

House Journal, April 1
30 HB22-1133 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
31 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
32 recommendation:
33
34 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 20, strike "FROM THE GENERAL FUND".
35
36 Page 4, line 8, after "THEREAFTER," insert "AND NOTWITHSTANDING
37 SECTION 24-75-227 (3)(c),".
38
39 Page 4, line 9, strike "GENERAL FUND" and substitute "REVENUE LOSS
40 RESTORATION CASH FUND".
41
42 Page 1, line 103, strike "GENERAL FUND" and substitute "REVENUE LOSS
43 RESTORATION CASH FUND".
44

House Journal, April 1
31 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 1, 2022, and
32 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
33 April 1, 2022.
34
35 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Gray.
36
37 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 1, strike "advanced" and substitute
38 "advance".
39
40 Page 3, line 2, strike "advanced" and substitute "advance".
41
42 Page 4, line 21, strike "ADVANCED" and substitute "ADVANCE".
43
44 Page 4, line 24, after "8-13.3-516." insert "THE CREDIT SHALL BE
45 CALCULATED BY MULTIPLYING THE CREDIT BALANCE ON THE STATE'S
46 EMPLOYER ACCOUNT OR ACCOUNTS AS OF JUNE 30, 2022, AND AS OF JUNE
47 30 OF EACH YEAR THEREAFTER, BY A RATE EQUIVALENT TO THE RATE PER
48 ANNUM ON THE MOST RECENTLY ISSUED TEN-YEAR UNITED STATES
49 TREASURY NOTE, ROUNDED TO THE NEAREST ONE-TENTH OF ONE PERCENT,
50 AS REPORTED BY THE "WALL STREET JOURNAL", AS OF THE DATE OF THE
51 TRANSFER REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (4)(a) OF THIS SECTION.".
52
53 Page 4, line 24, strike "CREDIT" and substitute "CREDIT, CALCULATED IN
54 THIS MANNER,".
55
56
1 Page 4, line 26, strike "DOLLARS." and substitute "DOLLARS PLUS THE
2 AMOUNT OF INTEREST ACCRUED AS SET FORTH IN THIS SUBSECTION
3 (4)(b)(I).".
4
5 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
6 Reading and Final Passage.
7

Senate Journal, April 26
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB22-1133 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation.
Amend reengrossed bill, page 6, after line 1 insert:

APPROPRIATION FROM
ITEM &
SUBTOTAL
TOTAL GENERAL
FUND
GENERAL
FUND
EXEMPT
CASH
FUNDS
REAPPROPRIATED
FUNDS
FEDERAL
FUNDS
$ $ $ $ $ $ $
"SECTION 4. Appropriation to the department of agriculture for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022. Section 2 of HB 22-1329, amend Part I (1) and the affected
totals, as follows:
Section 2. Appropriation.
PART I
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

(1) COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Personal Services 2,200,581 715,439 1,368,649a 116,493(I)
(18.6 FTE)
Health, Life, and Dental 3,414,652 936,114 2,478,538b
Short-term Disability 29,224 9,930 19,294b
Paid Family and Medical
Leave Insurance 42,824 14,457 28,367b
S.B. 04-257 Amortization
Equalization Disbursement 954,351 323,967 630,384b
APPROPRIATION FROM
ITEM &
SUBTOTAL
TOTAL GENERAL
FUND
GENERAL
FUND
EXEMPT
CASH
FUNDS
REAPPROPRIATED
FUNDS
FEDERAL
FUNDS
$ $ $ $ $ $ $
S.B. 06-235 Supplemental
Amortization Equalization
Disbursement 954,351 323,967 630,384b
Salary Survey 628,110 211,167 416,943b
PERA Direct Distribution 308,025 308,025b
Shift Differential 5,870 54 5,816b
Temporary Employees
Related to Authorized Leave 41,536 41,536b
Workers' Compensation 176,126 34,834 141,292b
Operating Expenses1 480,706 215,869 263,887a 950(I)
Legal Services 970,527 183,328 787,199b
Administrative Law Judge
Services 19,491 19,491b
Payment to Risk Management
and Property Funds 428,108 259,549 168,559b
APPROPRIATION FROM
ITEM &
SUBTOTAL
TOTAL GENERAL
FUND
GENERAL
FUND
EXEMPT
CASH
FUNDS
REAPPROPRIATED
FUNDS
FEDERAL
FUNDS
$ $ $ $ $ $ $
Lab Depreciation 461,617 461,617b
Vehicle Lease Payments 381,404 160,267 215,931b 5,206(I)
Information Technology
4 Asset Maintenance 42,041 42,
Leased Space 19,301 19,301b
Office Consolidation COP 529,063 529,063b
Payments to OIT 3,094,477 2,005,283 1,089,194b
CORE Operations 156,241 21,310 117,971b 16,960a
Utilities 240,000 50,000 190,000a
Agriculture Management
Fund 2,048,914 2,048,914c
(2.0 FTE)
Indirect Cost Assessment 183,023 183,023c
14 17,810,
15 17,767,
APPROPRIATION FROM
ITEM &
SUBTOTAL
TOTAL GENERAL
FUND
GENERAL
FUND
EXEMPT
CASH
FUNDS
REAPPROPRIATED
FUNDS
FEDERAL
FUNDS
$ $ $ $ $ $ $

a These amounts shall be from departmental indirect cost recoveries or the Indirect Costs Excess Recovery Fund created in Section 24-75-1401 (2), C.R.S.
Pest Control, and Environmental Protection Cash Fund created in Section 35-1-106.3 (1), C.R.S., an estimated $759,656 shall be from the Agricultural Products Inspection Cash
Fund created in Section 35-23-114 (3)(a), C.R.S., an estimated $571,972 shall be from the Colorado State Fair Authority Cash Fund created in Section 35-65-107 (1), C.R.S., an
estimated $484,710 shall be from the Inspection and Consumer Services Cash Fund created in Section 35-1-106.5 (1), C.R.S., an estimated $437,029 shall be from the Agriculture
Management Fund created in Section 35-1-106.9, C.R.S., an estimated $375,276 shall be from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund created in Section 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S., an
estimated $248,280 shall be from the Marijuana Cash Fund created in Section 44-10-801, C.R.S., an estimated $61,663 shall be from the Pet Animal Care and Facility Fund created
in Section 35-80-116, C.R.S., an estimated $12,242(I) shall be from the Agriculture Value-added Cash Fund created in Section 35-75-205 (1), C.R.S., which amount is included for
informational purposes only, an estimated $6,708 shall be from the Alternative Livestock Farm Cash Fund created in Section 35-41.5-116, C.R.S., an estimated $6,704(I) shall be
10 from the Colorado Wine Industry Development Fund created in Section 35-29.5-105 (1), C.R.S., which amount is included for informational purposes only, an estimated $1,
shall be from the Aquaculture Cash Fund created in Section 35-24.5-111, C.R.S., and an estimated $2,882,458 $2,854,091 shall be from various sources of cash funds.
c This amount shall be from the Agriculture Management Fund created in Section 35-1-106.9, C.R.S.




HB22-1149 Advanced Industry Investment Tax Credit 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act extends the advanced industry investment tax credit (credit) for an additional 4 years, increases the aggregate annual maximum amount of credits that may be allowed from $750,000 to $4 million, increases the credit from 30% to 35% of the amount of a qualified investment in rural or economically distressed areas, and increases the total amount of the credit for each qualified investment from $50,000 to $100,000.

Current law requires that individuals who are co-owners of a business claim only their pro rata share of the credit. The act allows the credit to be allocated among partners, shareholders, members, or other constituent qualified investors in any manner agreed to by such partners, shareholders, members, or other constituent qualified investors.

The act appropriates $90,000 to the office of the governor for use by economic development programs for advanced industries.


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

Status: 2/4/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
2/28/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/27/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/27/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/28/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2022 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
5/27/2022 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
Amendments:

House Journal, March 1
1 HB22-1149 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
2 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
3 recommendation:
4
5 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 3, strike "(2)(c), (3)(a), (3)(b)(I), (3)(c),"
6 and substitute "(2)(c), (2)(d), (3)(a), (3)(b),".
7
8 Page 3, after line 26 insert:
9 "(d) As part of the application for an advanced industry
10 investment tax credit, the applicant and the qualified small business that
11 receives the investment must each provide written authorization to permit
12 the department of revenue to provide tax information to the office for the
13 purpose of determining if there are any misrepresentations on the
14 application. The authorization is limited to disclosure of income tax
15 information for the latest two years for which returns were filed with the
16 department of revenue preceding the date the application is filed and for
17 all tax years through the year in which the investment was made for
18 which a return was not filed as of the date of the application. The
19 applicant must also provide in the written authorization income tax
20 information for all tax years in which the applicant actually claims a tax
21 credit or carries forward a tax credit on a return filed with the department
22 of revenue. An applicant with an individual ownership interest as a
23 co-owner of a business and that may be entitled to a pro rata share of the
24 tax credit pursuant to section 39-22-532 (5), C.R.S. THAT IS A
25 PARTNERSHIP, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, S CORPORATION, OR SIMILAR
26 PASS-THROUGH ENTITY AND THAT MAY ALLOCATE THE CREDIT AMONG THE
27 PARTNERS, SHAREHOLDERS, MEMBERS, OR OTHER CONSTITUENT QUALIFIED
28 INVESTORS PURSUANT TO SECTION 39-22-532 (7) must provide a written
29 authorization with content similar to the authorization, and in the same
30 manner, as any other applicant is required to provide. If an applicant or
31 qualified small business fails to comply with this paragraph (d)
32 SUBSECTION (2)(d), an applicant is ineligible for a tax credit.".
33
34 Page 4, line 19, strike "2028;" and substitute "2027;".
35
36 Page 4, line 20, after "year" insert "THROUGH 2022".
37
38 Page 4, strike line 27.
39
40 Page 5, strike lines 1 through 10 and substitute:
41 "(II) The total amount of the tax credit for each qualified
42 investment shall not exceed fifty ONE HUNDRED thousand dollars. A
43 qualified investor may not claim more than one tax credit per qualified
44 small business, but may be eligible for a tax credit for qualified
45 investments in different qualified small businesses in the same or a
46 different year.".
47
48 Page 6, after line 2 insert:
49 "SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 39-22-532, repeal
50 (5); and add (7) as follows:
51 39-22-532. Advanced industry investment tax credit -
52 definitions. (5) Individuals who are co-owners of a business, including
53 partners in a partnership and shareholders of an S corporation, may each
54 claim only their individual pro rata shares of the Colorado innovation
55 investment tax credit allowed under this section based on their ownership
1 interests. The total of the tax credits allowed to all such owners may not
2 exceed the amount that would have been allowed to a sole owner.
3 (7) IF A QUALIFIED INVESTOR RECEIVING A CREDIT ALLOWED IN
4 THIS SECTION IS A PARTNERSHIP, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, S
5 CORPORATION, OR SIMILAR PASS-THROUGH ENTITY, THE QUALIFIED
6 INVESTOR MAY ALLOCATE THE CREDIT AMONG ITS PARTNERS,
7 SHAREHOLDERS, MEMBERS, OR OTHER CONSTITUENT QUALIFIED INVESTORS
8 IN ANY MANNER AGREED TO BY SUCH PARTNERS, SHAREHOLDERS,
9 MEMBERS, OR OTHER CONSTITUENT QUALIFIED INVESTORS. THE QUALIFIED
10 INVESTOR SHALL CERTIFY TO THE COLORADO OFFICE OF ECONOMIC
11 DEVELOPMENT THE AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT ALLOCATED TO EACH
12 PARTNER, SHAREHOLDER, MEMBER, OR OTHER CONSTITUENT QUALIFIED
13 INVESTOR, AND THE OFFICE SHALL ISSUE CREDIT CERTIFICATES IN THE
14 APPROPRIATE AMOUNTS TO EACH PARTNER, SHAREHOLDER, MEMBER, OR
15 OTHER CONSTITUENT QUALIFIED INVESTOR. EACH PARTNER,
16 SHAREHOLDER, MEMBER, OR OTHER CONSTITUENT QUALIFIED INVESTOR
17 SHALL BE ALLOWED TO CLAIM SUCH AMOUNT SUBJECT TO ANY
18 RESTRICTIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION AND SECTION 24-48.5-112.".
19
20 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
21
22

House Journal, April 27
19 HB22-1149 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
20 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
21 recommendation:
22 Amend the Finance Committee report dated February 28, 2022, page 1,
23 after line 2 insert:
24
25 "Page 2 of the bill, line 9, strike "2028," and substitute "2024,".
26
27 Page 3 of the bill, line 15, strike "2028;" and substitute "2024,".".
28
29 Page 2 of the report, line 1, strike ""2027;"." and substitute ""2023;".".
30
31 Page 2 of the report, after line 10 insert:
32
33 "Page 5 of the bill, line 25, strike "2027," and substitute "2023,".
34
35 Page 6 of the bill, line 1, strike "2023." and substitute "2022.".".
36
37 Page 2 of the report, line 36 strike "24-48.5-112."." and substitute:
38
39 "24-48.5-112.
40 SECTION 3. Appropriation. For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
41 $90,000 is appropriated to the office of the governor for use by economic
42 development programs. This appropriation is from the general fund and
8 43 is based on an assumption that the office will require an additional 0.
44 FTE. To implement this act, the office may use this appropriation for
45 advanced industries.".".
46
47 Page 2 of the report, after line 37 insert "Page 1 of the bill, line 102, strike
48 "CREDIT." and substitute "CREDIT, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH,
49 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".".
50
51

House Journal, April 27
53 Amendment No.1, Appropriations Report, dated April 27, 2022, and
54 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
55 April 27, 2022.
1 Amendment No. 2, Finance Report, dated February 28, 2022, and placed
2 in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, March 1,
3 2022.
4
5 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
6 Reading and Final Passage.
7



HB22-1166 Incentives Promote Colorado Timber Industry 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

Section 1 of the bill creates the timber industry workforce development program (internship program) in the Colorado state forest service (forest service) to provide incentives to timber businesses to hire interns through partial reimbursement of the costs to such businesses of hiring interns. Not later than January 1, 2023, the forest service is required to promulgate policies, procedures, and guidelines for administering the internship program. The bill specifies minimum components of the policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Subject to available appropriations, the forest service may reimburse a qualified timber business an amount not to exceed 50% of the actual cost to the business to employ the intern. The actual cost includes the wages paid to the intern, a reasonable allocation of fixed overhead expenses, and all incidental costs directly related to the internship. Based on the annual appropriation for the internship program, the forest service shall determine how many internships may be approved, the amount of reimbursement per internship, and whether a timber business may be reimbursed for more than one intern in the same fiscal year. However, no timber business may be reimbursed for more than 3 internships in the same fiscal year.

Under current law, for fiscal years commencing on or after July 1, 2008, but prior to the fiscal year commencing on July 1, 2020, and for fiscal years commencing on or after July 1, 2021, but prior to the fiscal year commencing on July 1, 2026, all sales, storage, and use of wood from salvaged trees in Colorado that were killed or infested by mountain pine beetles or spruce beetles, including but not limited to products such as lumber, furniture built from the salvaged trees, and wood chips or wood pellets generated from the salvaged trees, are exempt from the state sales and use tax.

For fiscal years commencing on or after July 1, 2022, but prior to the fiscal year commencing on July 1, 2026, section 2 extends this exemption to include all sales, storage, and use of wood harvested in Colorado that is sold on a retail basis, including but not limited to products such as lumber, furniture built from such wood, wood chips or wood pellets generated from such wood, and wood from salvaged trees in Colorado that were killed or infested by mountain pine beetles or spruce beetles.

For income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2021, but prior to January 1, 2027, section 3 allows a timber business doing business in Colorado to claim a credit against the state income tax for 20% of the costs incurred by the taxpayer in purchasing mechanized equipment, certain vehicles, and equipment infrastructure used in the production of wood products, not to exceed $10,000 for the aggregate of all such qualifying items purchased in any one income tax year. The bill specifies additional requirements concerning the administration of the tax credit.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/4/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
3/31/2022 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
4/21/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/12/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
Amendments:

House Journal, April 1
46 HB22-1166 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
47 the Committee on Finance with favorable
48 recommendation:
49
50 Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
51 substitute:
52
53 "SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 23-31-318 as
54 follows:
55
1 23-31-318. Timber, forest health, and wildfire mitigation
2 industries workforce development program - creation - rules -
3 legislative declaration - definitions. (1) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDS,
4 DETERMINES, AND DECLARES THAT:
5 (a) FINDING QUALIFIED AND TRAINED EMPLOYEES IS A
6 SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGE FOR THE STATE'S TIMBER, FOREST HEALTH, AND
7 WILDFIRE MITIGATION INDUSTRIES, AND IT IS ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT TO
8 PROVIDE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE TO YOUNGER WORKERS WHO ARE
9 INTERESTED IN BEGINNING CAREERS IN THE TIMBER, FOREST HEALTH, AND
10 WILDFIRE MITIGATION INDUSTRIES;
11 (b) THE BARRIERS TO ENTRY FOR YOUNGER WORKERS WHO ARE
12 INTERESTED IN BEGINNING A CAREER IN THE TIMBER, FOREST HEALTH,
13 AND WILDFIRE MITIGATION INDUSTRIES ARE SIGNIFICANT, INCLUDING
14 ACCESS TO TRAINING PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE REAL-WORLD WORK
15 EXPERIENCE;
16 (c) INTERNSHIPS ARE A RECOGNIZED WAY TO BUILD A TALENT
17 PIPELINE AND CAREER PATHWAY TO ALIGN EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND
18 WORK-BASED LEARNING; AND
19 (d) BY OFFERING INCENTIVES TO TIMBER BUSINESSES AND FOREST
20 HEALTH AND WILDFIRE MITIGATION ENTITIES TO CREATE INTERNSHIPS,
21 THERE WILL BE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS TO OBTAIN WORK
22 EXPERIENCE WITH TIMBER BUSINESSES OR WITH FOREST HEALTH OR
23 WILDFIRE MITIGATION ENTITIES.
24 (2) AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
25 (a) "FOREST HEALTH OR WILDFIRE MITIGATION ENTITY" MEANS A
26 FOR-PROFIT OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENTITY LOCATED OR OPERATING IN
27 COLORADO THAT CONCERNS ITSELF WITH FOREST HEALTH OR WILDFIRE
28 MITIGATION ACTIVITIES INCLUDING PRESCRIBED BURNING AS DEFINED IN
29 24-33.5-1217 OR OTHER SCIENCE-BASED FOREST MANAGEMENT
30 PRACTICES.
31 (b) "FOREST SERVICE" MEANS THE COLORADO STATE FOREST
32 SERVICE IDENTIFIED IN SECTION 23-31-302 AND THE DIVISION OF
33 FORESTRY CREATED IN SECTION 24-33-104.
34 (c) "INTERNSHIP PROGRAM" MEANS THE TIMBER, FOREST HEALTH,
35 AND WILDFIRE MITIGATION INDUSTRIES WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
36 PROGRAM CREATED IN SUBSECTION (3) OF THIS SECTION.
37 (d) "TIMBER BUSINESS" MEANS A FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS ENTITY
38 INCORPORATED OR LOCATED IN COLORADO THAT CONCERNS ITSELF WITH
39 FORESTRY, LOGGING, THE TIMBER TRADE, THE PRODUCTION OF WOOD
40 PRODUCTS SUCH AS FURNITURE, AND SECONDARY PRODUCTS SUCH AS
41 WOOD PULP FOR THE PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY.
42 (3) THE TIMBER, FOREST HEALTH, AND WILDFIRE MITIGATION
43 INDUSTRIES WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IS HEREBY CREATED IN
44 THE FOREST SERVICE TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES TO TIMBER BUSINESSES AND
45 FOREST HEALTH OR WILDFIRE MITIGATION ENTITIES TO HIRE INTERNS
46 THROUGH PARTIAL REIMBURSEMENT OF THE COSTS TO SUCH BUSINESSES
47 AND ENTITIES OF HIRING INTERNS. NOT LATER THAN JANUARY 1, 2023,
48 THE FOREST SERVICE SHALL PROMULGATE POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND
49 GUIDELINES FOR ADMINISTERING THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. THE
50 POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND GUIDELINES MUST SPECIFY, AT A MINIMUM:
51 (a) THE CRITERIA FOR SELECTING A TIMBER BUSINESS OR FOREST
52 HEALTH OR WILDFIRE MITIGATION ENTITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE
53 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM, INCLUDING THE ABILITY OF THE BUSINESS OR
54 ENTITY TO EFFECTIVELY SUPERVISE AN INTERN AND THE OPPORTUNITY
55 FOR AN INTERN TO GET MEANINGFUL WORK EXPERIENCE;
56
1 (b) THE CRITERIA FOR AN INTERNSHIP TO QUALIFY UNDER THE
2 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING:
3 (I) THE INTERNSHIP MUST PROVIDE AN INTERN AT LEAST ONE
4 HUNDRED THIRTY HOURS OF WORK EXPERIENCE; AND
5 (II) THE INTERNSHIP CANNOT EXCEED SIX MONTHS IN DURATION
6 PER INTERN;
7 (c) BEST PRACTICES FOR A TIMBER BUSINESS OR FOREST HEALTH
8 OR WILDFIRE MITIGATION ENTITY TO USE IN RECRUITING AND SELECTING
9 QUALIFIED INTERNS TO INCREASE REPRESENTATION OF HISTORICALLY
10 UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES IN THE TIMBER, FOREST HEALTH, AND
11 WILDFIRE MITIGATION INDUSTRIES. IN DEVELOPING BEST PRACTICES, THE
12 FOREST SERVICE SHALL SPECIFICALLY CONSIDER HOW TO EXTEND
13 OPPORTUNITIES TO INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE ACQUIRED EXPERIENCE IN
14 WILDLAND FIRE SERVICES THROUGH THE INMATE DISASTER RELIEF
15 PROGRAM, CREATED IN SECTION 17-24-124 (3).
16 (d) THE CRITERIA FOR A TIMBER BUSINESS OR FOREST HEALTH OR
17 WILDFIRE MITIGATION ENTITY TO USE IN SELECTING QUALIFIED INTERNS,
18 INCLUDING THE REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR AN INTERN AND
19 THE ABILITY OF THE INTERN TO PERFORM MEANINGFUL WORK FOR THE
20 BUSINESS;
21 (e) THE PROCESS AND TIMETABLE FOR SELECTING QUALIFIED
22 BUSINESSES AND ENTITIES AND QUALIFIED INTERNS;
23 (f) THE ACCOUNTING REQUIREMENTS FOR TRACKING INTERNSHIP
24 COSTS; AND
25 (g) THE PROCESS BY WHICH A TIMBER BUSINESS OR FOREST
26 HEALTH OR WILDFIRE MITIGATION ENTITY MUST SEEK REIMBURSEMENT
27 FROM THE STATE FOR THE INTERNSHIP COSTS IT HAS ASSUMED.
28 (4) SUBJECT TO AVAILABLE APPROPRIATIONS, THE FOREST SERVICE
29 MAY REIMBURSE A QUALIFIED TIMBER BUSINESS OR FOREST HEALTH OR
30 WILDFIRE MITIGATION ENTITY AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY PERCENT
31 OF THE ACTUAL COST TO THE BUSINESS OR ENTITY TO EMPLOY THE
32 INTERN. THE ACTUAL COST INCLUDES THE WAGES PAID TO THE INTERN, A
33 REASONABLE ALLOCATION OF FIXED OVERHEAD EXPENSES, AND ALL
34 INCIDENTAL COSTS DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE INTERNSHIP. BASED ON
35 THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION FOR THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM, THE FOREST
36 SERVICE SHALL DETERMINE HOW MANY INTERNSHIPS MAY BE APPROVED,
37 THE AMOUNT OF REIMBURSEMENT PER INTERNSHIP, AND WHETHER A
38 TIMBER BUSINESS OR FOREST HEALTH OR WILDFIRE MITIGATION ENTITY
39 MAY BE REIMBURSED FOR MORE THAN ONE INTERN IN THE SAME FISCAL
40 YEAR. HOWEVER, NO TIMBER BUSINESS OR FOREST HEALTH OR WILDFIRE
41 MITIGATION ENTITY MAY BE REIMBURSED FOR MORE THAN THREE
42 INTERNSHIPS IN THE SAME FISCAL YEAR.
43 SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 39-22-543 as
44 follows:
45 39-22-543. Credit for purchase of equipment, vehicles, and
46 structures used in the timber, forest health, and wildfire mitigation
47 - legislative declaration - definitions - repeal. (1) IN ACCORDANCE
48 WITH SECTION 39-21-304 (1), WHICH REQUIRES EACH BILL THAT CREATES
49 A NEW TAX EXPENDITURE TO INCLUDE A TAX PREFERENCE PERFORMANCE
50 STATEMENT AS PART OF A STATUTORY LEGISLATIVE DECLARATION, THE
51 GENERAL ASSEMBLY HEREBY FINDS AND DECLARES THAT THE GENERAL
52 LEGISLATIVE PURPOSES OF THE TAX CREDIT CREATED IN THIS SECTION ARE
53 TO IMPROVE INDUSTRY COMPETITIVENESS FOR THE STATE'S TIMBER
54 INDUSTRY AND PROVIDE TAX RELIEF FOR CERTAIN BUSINESSES ENGAGED
55 IN TIMBER, FOREST HEALTH, AND WILDFIRE MITIGATION ACTIVITIES,
56 THEREBY IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF COLORADO'S FORESTS AND
1 REDUCING THE RISK OF CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRE. THE SPECIFIC INTENDED
2 PURPOSE OF THE TAX CREDIT CREATED IN THIS SECTION IS TO REDUCE
3 BASIC OPERATIONAL COSTS FOR BUSINESSES OR ENTITIES ENGAGED IN THE
4 STATE'S TIMBER, FOREST HEALTH, AND WILDFIRE MITIGATION INDUSTRIES
5 BY ALLOWING SUCH BUSINESSES OR ENTITIES A SPECIFIED CREDIT AGAINST
6 THEIR INCOME TAXES FOR THEIR PURCHASE OF MECHANIZED EQUIPMENT,
7 VEHICLES, AND EQUIPMENT INFRASTRUCTURE USED TO MAKE WOOD
8 PRODUCTS OR CONDUCT PRESCRIBED BURNING OR OTHER SCIENCE-BASED
9 FOREST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, THEREBY PROMOTING THE STATE'S
10 TIMBER, FOREST HEALTH, AND WILDFIRE MITIGATION INDUSTRIES. IN
11 ORDER TO ALLOW THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE STATE AUDITOR TO
12 MEASURE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CREDIT, THE DEPARTMENT OF
13 REVENUE SHALL TRACK THE NUMBER OF CREDITS ALLOWED, THE TOTAL
14 VALUE OF THE CREDITS ALLOWED, THE AVERAGE AMOUNT OF EACH
15 CREDIT ALLOWED, AND THE NUMBER OF QUALIFYING ITEMS PURCHASED
16 FOR WHICH THE CREDIT WAS ALLOWED.
17 (2) AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
18 (a) "EQUIPMENT INFRASTRUCTURE" MEANS ANY EQUIPMENT USED
19 IN THE MANUFACTURING OF WOOD PRODUCTS AND INCLUDES, WITHOUT
20 LIMITATION, DRY KILNS, SAWMILLS, DEBARKERS, PELLET MILLS, AND
21 STRUCTURES NECESSARY TO ENCLOSE LOGGING OR OTHER OPERATIONS
22 ENGAGED IN BY A TAXPAYER.
23 (b) "QUALIFYING ITEMS" MEANS:
24 (I) ANY MECHANIZED EQUIPMENT THAT IS USED FOR THE
25 HARVESTING, SKIDDING, PROCESSING, AND LOADING OF TREES;
26 (II) ANY TRUCK OR TRAILER THAT IS USED FOR THE HAULING OF
27 LOGS;
28 (III) ANY EQUIPMENT THAT IS USED IN THE MANUFACTURING OF
29 WOOD PRODUCTS;
30 (IV) ANY EQUIPMENT THAT IS USED IN SMALL-DIAMETER TREE
31 REMOVAL AND PROCESSING; AND
32 (V) ANY EQUIPMENT THAT IS USED IN CONDUCTING PRESCRIBED
33 BURNING AS DEFINED IN SECTION 24-33.5-1202 (8.3).
34 (c) "TAXPAYER" MEANS ANY SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP, PARTNERSHIP,
35 LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION, SUBCHAPTER S CORPORATION, OR
36 REGULAR CORPORATION DOING BUSINESS IN THE STATE THAT CONCERNS
37 ITSELF WITH FORESTRY, LOGGING, THE TIMBER TRADE, THE PRODUCTION
38 OF WOOD PRODUCTS SUCH AS FURNITURE, AND SECONDARY PRODUCTS
39 SUCH AS WOOD PULP FOR THE PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY, OR WITH
40 FOREST HEALTH AND WILDFIRE MITIGATION ACTIVITIES INCLUDING
41 PRESCRIBED BURNING AS DEFINED IN 24-33.5-1217 OR OTHER
42 SCIENCE-BASED FOREST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
43 (3) WITH RESPECT TO TAX YEARS COMMENCING ON OR AFTER
44 JANUARY 1, 2022, BUT PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2027, THERE IS ALLOWED TO
22 45 ANY TAXPAYER A CREDIT AGAINST THE TAX IMPOSED BY THIS ARTICLE
46 IN THE AMOUNT OF TWENTY PERCENT OF THE COST INCURRED BY THE
47 TAXPAYER IN PURCHASING A QUALIFYING ITEM, NOT TO EXCEED TEN
48 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN THE AGGREGATE FOR ALL QUALIFYING ITEMS
49 PURCHASED IN ANY ONE INCOME TAX YEAR.
50 (4) (a) IF A QUALIFYING ITEM THAT WAS PRODUCED IN COLORADO
51 IS AVAILABLE, THE TAX CREDIT ALLOWED BY THIS SECTION MAY ONLY BE
52 CLAIMED FOR QUALIFYING ITEMS PRODUCED IN COLORADO. IF A
53 QUALIFYING ITEM PRODUCED IN COLORADO IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE TAX
54 CREDIT ALLOWED BY THIS SECTION MAY BE CLAIMED REGARDLESS OF
55 WHERE THE QUALIFYING ITEM IS PRODUCED.
56
1 (b) IF AN ELECTRIC-POWERED QUALIFYING ITEM IS AVAILABLE,
2 THE TAX CREDIT ALLOWED BY THIS SECTION MAY ONLY BE CLAIMED FOR
3 ELECTRIC-POWERED QUALIFYING ITEMS. IF AN ELECTRIC-POWERED
4 QUALIFYING ITEM IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE TAX CREDIT MAY BE CLAIMED
5 REGARDLESS OF THE POWER SOURCE OF THE QUALIFYING ITEM.
6 (5) IF THE AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION (3)
7 OF THIS SECTION EXCEEDS THE AMOUNT OF INCOME TAXES DUE ON THE
8 INCOME OF THE TAXPAYER IN THE INCOME TAX YEAR FOR WHICH THE
9 CREDIT IS BEING CLAIMED, THE AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT NOT USED AS AN
10 OFFSET AGAINST INCOME TAXES IN SAID INCOME TAX YEAR SHALL NOT BE
11 ALLOWED AS A REFUND BUT MAY BE CARRIED FORWARD AS A CREDIT
12 AGAINST SUBSEQUENT YEARS' TAX LIABILITY FOR A PERIOD NOT
13 EXCEEDING FIVE YEARS AND SHALL BE APPLIED FIRST TO THE EARLIEST
14 INCOME TAX YEARS POSSIBLE. ANY AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT THAT IS NOT
15 USED DURING SAID PERIOD SHALL NOT BE REFUNDABLE TO THE TAXPAYER.
16 (6) TO CLAIM A CREDIT UNDER THIS SECTION, A TAXPAYER MUST
17 SUBMIT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE WITH DOCUMENTATION IN A
18 FORM SATISFACTORY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE THAT
19 DEMONSTRATES THE TAXPAYER PURCHASED THE QUALIFYING ITEM AND
20 THE COST OF THE ITEM PURCHASED BY THE TAXPAYER.
21 (7) THIS SECTION IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2032.
22 SECTION 3. Act subject to petition - effective date. This act
23 takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the
24 ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly; except
25 that, if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to section 1 (3) of article V
26 of the state constitution against this act or an item, section, or part of this
27 act within such period, then the act, item, section, or part will not take
28 effect unless approved by the people at the general election to be held in
29 November 2022 and, in such case, will take effect on the date of the
30 official declaration of the vote thereon by the governor.".
31
32 Page 1, strike lines 104 through 106 and substitute "FOREST SERVICE
33 AND CREATING A STATE INCOME TAX".
34
35



HB22-1186 Adjustments To School Funding Fiscal Year 2021-22 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The general assembly recognizes that the actual funded pupil count and the at-risk pupil count for the 2021-22 budget year are lower than expected when the appropriation amount for the state share of total program funding was established during the 2021 legislative session, resulting in a decrease in total program funding for the 2021-22 budget year. In addition, local property tax revenue and specific ownership tax revenue are higher than anticipated, resulting in an increase in the local share of total program funding.

The act declares the general assembly's intent to maintain total program funding after application of the budget stabilization factor at the amount of the original appropriation for the 2021-22 budget year.

The act decreases the appropriation for the state share of total program funding by $139,565,749 in cash funds from the state education fund and adjusts the 2021-22 state fiscal year long bill accordingly.

The act appropriates $91,433,760 in cash funds from the state education fund to the department of education to distribute to school districts and institute charter schools that received lower than anticipated funding for at-risk pupils for the 2021-22 budget year. The appropriation is additional funding and does not affect a district's or institute charter school's total program.


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

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
2/25/2022 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
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 16
HB22-1186 by Representative(s) Herod and McCluskie, Ransom; also Senator(s) Hansen and Moreno,
Rankin--Concerning adjustments to school funding for the 2021-22 budget year, and, in
connection therewith, making and reducing an appropriation.

Senator Lundeen moved to amend the report of the Committee of the Whole to show that
the following Lundeen floor amendment, (L.001) to HB22-1186, did pass.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 7, after line 3, insert:

"SECTION 4. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 22-54-145 as
follows:
22-54-145. Application of additional funds - 2021-22 budget year -
repeal. (1) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ENCOURAGES SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND
INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOLS TO APPLY ANY FUNDS AVAILABLE IN THE 2021-22
BUDGET YEAR PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-54-103 (7)(e)(I), TOWARD BONUSES
FOR TEACHERS WHO RECEIVE A RATING OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PURSUANT TO
SECTION 22-9-106.
(2) THIS SECTION IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2023.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly. accordingly.

Less than a majority of all members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the
amendment to the report of the Committee of the Whole was lost on the following roll call
vote:

YES 15 NO 19 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT 0
Bridges N Gardner Y Lee N Simpson Y
Buckner N Ginal N Liston Y Smallwood Y
Coleman N Gonzales Y Lundeen Y Sonnenberg Y
Cooke Y Hansen N Moreno N Story N
Coram Y Hisey Y Pettersen N Winter N
Danielson E Holbert Y Priola Y Woodward Y
Donovan N Jaquez Lewis N Rankin N Zenzinger N
Fenberg N Kirkmeyer Y Rodriguez N President N
Fields N Kolker N Scott Y



HB22-1187 Office Of Economic Development COVID Relief Program Extension 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act extends deadlines related to COVID-19 relief programs within the Colorado office of economic development and international trade that are dedicated to accelerating the recovery of negatively impacted industries and businesses.

Specifically, the act extends the:

  • COVID-19 relief programs for small businesses spending authority for technical assistance from June 30, 2022, to December 31, 2023, and the reporting deadline from November 1, 2022, to November 1, 2023, and adds another report due on November 1, 2024;
  • Closing of the applications deadline for the small business accelerated growth program from December 31, 2022, to October 31, 2023; and
  • Deadline for eligible events to occur under the Colorado meetings and events incentive program from December 31, 2022, to June 30, 2024, and the reporting requirement due dates through July 1, 2025.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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 - 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
2/25/2022 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
Amendments:

HB22-1192 Displaced Workers Grant Appropriation 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act codifies the department of higher education's Colorado opportunity scholarship initiative's (initiative) displaced workers grant and extends the authority for the initiative to use a $13,050,000 appropriation received in the 2020-21 state fiscal year for the displaced workers grant to disperse grant awards to grant recipients through the 2023-24 state fiscal year.


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

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 - 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
2/25/2022 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
Amendments:

HB22-1193 Fund Just Transition Coal Workforce Programs 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act directs the state treasurer to transfer $2 million from the coal transition workforce assistance program account (account) to the just transition cash fund (fund) on March 7, 2022, and directs the general assembly to appropriate $150,000 from the fund to the department of higher education for allocation to the Colorado school of mines to expand the Carbon Ore, Rare Earth, and Critical Minerals Initiative for U.S. Basins (CORE-CM initiative) in the Greater Green river and Wind river basins.

Additionally, the act modifies the account as follows:

  • Removes the requirement that the department of labor and employment (department) expend specified percentages of money in the account by specified fiscal years; and
  • Removes the prioritization of account expenditures first for programs that directly support coal transition workers, thereby allowing the department to also expend money in the account for programs that support coal transition workers' family members and other household members.

The act also:

  • Repeals the $7,000,000 appropriation from the account to the department, made pursuant to House Bill 21-1290, concerning funding to provide just transition for coal transition workers and coal transition communities, for the 2020-21 state fiscal year;
  • Appropriates from the account to the department, for the coal transition workforce assistance program, $500,000 for the 2021-22 state fiscal year and $2 million for the 2022-23 state fiscal year;
  • Appropriates from the fund to the department, for authorized investments in just transition programs for communities, $1,295,000 for the 2021-22 state fiscal year and $555,000 for the 2022-23 state fiscal year; and
  • Appropriates $150,000 to the department of higher education for allocation to the Colorado school of mines to expand the CORE-CM initiative.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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 - 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
2/25/2022 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
Amendments:

HB22-1196 Pay Equity Study 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act requires 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 by the contractor performing the study to the members of the general assembly, the governor, and the executive director of Colorado workers for innovative and new solutions, a certified employee organization pursuant to the "Colorado Partnership for Quality Jobs and Services Act". $500,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the division of human resources in the department of personnel for expenses in connection with the pay equity study.


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

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
Amendments:

House Journal, February 8
1 HB22-1196 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
2 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
3 recommendation:
4
5 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 7, before "METHODOLOGIES" insert
6 "GOALS,".
7
8 Page 3, line 11, strike "ASSEMBLY." and substitute "ASSEMBLY, THE
9 GOVERNOR, AND THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COLORADO WORKERS FOR
10 INNOVATIVE AND NEW SOLUTIONS (WINS), A CERTIFIED EMPLOYEE
11 ORGANIZATION AS DEFINED IN SECTION 24-50-1102 (1).".
12
13

House Journal, February 9
6 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated February 8, 2022, and
7 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
8 February 8, 2022.
9
10 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
11 Reading and Final Passage.
12



HB22-1197 Effective Date Of Department Of Early Childhood 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act changes the effective date for the department of early childhood (department) from July 1, 2022, to March 1, 2022. The act transfers $3,500,000 from the general fund to the information technology capital account in the capital construction fund, effective April 1, 2022.

For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $3,500,000 from the information technology capital account in the capital construction fund to the department for data system capital construction costs and $326,413 from the general fund to the department for use by the executive director's office.


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

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
Amendments:

House Journal, February 8
15 HB22-1197 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
16 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
17 recommendation:
18
19 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 6, strike "HOUSE BILL 22-____." and
20 substitute "HOUSE BILL 22-1197.".
21
22

House Journal, February 9
20 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated February 8, 2022, and
21 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
22 February 8, 2022.
23
24 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
25 Reading and Final Passage.
26



HB22-1209 Sunset Strategic Action Planning Group On Aging 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act implements the recommendation of the department of regulatory agencies' sunset review and report concerning the strategic action planning group on aging by repealing the planning group.


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

Status: 2/8/2022 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
3/10/2022 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 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
4/7/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/8/2022 Sent to the Governor
4/8/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/12/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, March 24
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB22-1209 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent
Calendar.

Amend reengrossed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
substitute:
"SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-32-3407, amend (2)
as follows:
24-32-3407. Strategic action plan on aging cash fund. (2) The state
treasurer may invest any moneys MONEY in the fund not expended for the
purpose of this part 34 as provided by law. The state treasurer shall credit all
interest and income derived from the investment and deposit of moneys MONEY
in the fund to the fund. Any unexpended and unencumbered moneys MONEY
remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year remain in the fund and shall not
be credited or transferred to the general fund or another fund AS OF JUNE 30,
2022, SHALL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE OLDER COLORADANS CASH FUND,
CREATED IN SECTION 26-11-205.5 (5). MONEY TRANSFERRED TO THE OLDER
COLORADANS CASH FUND PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (2) MAY BE USED BY
THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES FOR THE COLORADO COMMISSION ON
AGING TO IMPLEMENT THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE STRATEGIC
ACTION PLANNING GROUP ON AGING, AS THAT GROUP EXISTED PRIOR TO JULY
1, 2022.
SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 2-3-1203, repeal
(13)(a)(II) as follows:
2-3-1203. Sunset review of advisory committees - legislative
declaration - definition - repeal. (13) (a) The following statutory
authorizations for the designated advisory committees are scheduled for repeal
on September 1, 2022:
(II) The strategic action planning group on aging created in section
24-32-3404, C.R.S.;
SECTION 3. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-11-101, amend as
amended by House Bill 22-1035 (1)(a) introductory portion as follows:
26-11-101. Commission on aging - created - definition. (1) (a) There
is created in the state department the Colorado commission on aging, referred
to in this article 11 as the "commission", for the purpose of coordinating and
guiding the implementation of the strategic action plan on aging, developed
pursuant to section 24-32-3406, AS THAT SECTION EXISTED PRIOR TO JUNE 30,
2022, and other strategies the commission may identify that support older
Coloradans. The commission shall consist of nineteen members who must be
appointed as follows:
SECTION 4. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-11-102, amend as
amended by House Bill 22-1035 (2)(a) introductory portion as follows:
26-11-102. Organization of commission. (2) (a) The commission may
establish standing subcommittees to support the implementation of the strategic
action plan on aging, developed pursuant to section 24-32-3406, AS THAT
SECTION EXISTED PRIOR TO JUNE 30, 2022, and work related to the lifelong
Colorado initiative established in part 3 of this article 11. The subcommittee
topics may include, but are not limited to:
SECTION 5. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-11-105, amend as
amended by House Bill 22-1035 (1)(b) and (1)(g) as follows:
26-11-105. Duties of commission - report. (1) The commission,
through its executive committee described in section 26-11-102 (1); in
coordination with the state department liaison to the commission, appointed
pursuant to section 26-11-104; and in coordination with independent staff,
contracted pursuant to section 26-11-104, shall carry out the following duties:
(b) Coordinate and implement the strategic action plan on aging
recommendations, developed pursuant to section 24-32-3406, AS THAT SECTION
EXISTED PRIOR TO JUNE 30, 2022, and additional recommendations the
commission makes;
(g) Review existing policies and programs across state agencies, and on
or before September 1, 2023, and on or before September 1 each year thereafter,
draft an annual report of issues and recommendations developed by the
commission that support the implementation of strategies in alignment with the
strategic action plan on aging developed pursuant to section 24-32-3406, AS
THAT SECTION EXISTED PRIOR TO JUNE 30, 2022, the lifelong Colorado initiative
created pursuant to section 26-11-302, and other recommendations that the
commission makes. The commission shall submit the annual report to the
governor, executive directors of impacted agencies, and the general assembly.
SECTION 6. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-11-203, amend as
amended by House Bill 22-1035 (1)(k) and (1)(l) as follows:
26-11-203. Duties of the state office. (1) In addition to such other
duties and functions as the executive director may allocate to the state office,
the state office shall have the following duties and functions:
(k) To convene and coordinate a technical advisory committee
comprised of key state department representatives, including but not limited to
the department of human services, department of labor and employment,
department of higher education, department of health care policy and financing,
department of transportation, department of public health and environment, and
department of local affairs, to direct the implementation of recommendations
and strategies provided in the strategic action plan on aging developed pursuant
to section 24-32-3406, AS THAT SECTION EXISTED PRIOR TO JUNE 30, 2022, and
recommendations the commission makes as set forth in section 26-11-105; and
(l) To coordinate with the technical advisory committee and
commission to develop, maintain, and make publicly available on the state
department's website a collection of available data sets; metrics specific to the
implementation of strategies in alignment with the strategic action plan on
aging developed pursuant to section 24-32-3406, AS THAT SECTION EXISTED
PRIOR TO JUNE 30, 2022, and the lifelong Colorado initiative created pursuant
to section 26-11-302; and other recommendations that the commission makes
as set forth in section 26-11-105.
SECTION 7. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-11-301, amend as
added by House Bill 22-1035 (4) as follows:
26-11-301. Definitions. As used in this part 3, unless the context
otherwise requires:
(4) "Strategic action plan on aging" means the strategic action plan on
aging developed pursuant to section 24-32-3406, AS THAT SECTION EXISTED
PRIOR TO JUNE 30, 2022.
SECTION 8. Effective date. (1) Except as other otherwise provided
in subsection (2) of this section, this act takes effect upon passage.
(2) Sections (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), and (7) of this act take effect only if
House Bill 22-1035 becomes law, in which case sections (2), (3), (4), (5), (6),
and (7) take effect upon the effective date of this act or the effective date of
House Bill 22-1035, whichever is later.
SECTION 9. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".


Health &
Human
Services



HB22-1215 Study Of Expanding Extended High School Programs 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act directs the commissioner of education (commissioner), in collaboration with the executive director of the department of higher education (executive director) and the chair of the state work force development council (council chair), to convene the secondary, postsecondary, and work-based learning integration task force (task force) to develop recommendations to support the expansion and alignment of programs that integrate secondary, postsecondary, and work-based learning opportunities throughout the state. The act specifies the membership of the task force, to be selected by the commissioner in collaboration with the executive director and the council chair, and the specific duties of the task force. The task force must prepare an interim report and a final report of its findings and recommendations and submit the reports by December 1, 2022, and December 1, 2023, respectively, to the governor, the education leadership council, the state board of education, the Colorado commission on higher education, and the education committees of the general assembly. The act creates a legislative advisory council to provide advice and comment to the task force.

For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, the act appropriates from the general fund $89,123 to the department of education and $1,966 to the legislative department to implement the act.


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

Status: 2/8/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/13/2022 House Committee on Education 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
4/25/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/28/2022 Senate Committee on Education 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
5/26/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/31/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/31/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/1/2022 Signed by Governor
6/3/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, April 13
25 HB22-1215 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
26 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
27 recommendation:
28
29 Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
30 substitute:
31 "SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add part 2 to article
32 35.3 of title 22 as follows:
2 33 PART
34 SECONDARY, POSTSECONDARY, AND
35 WORK-BASED LEARNING INTEGRATION
36
37 22-35.3-201. Legislative declaration. (1) THE GENERAL
38 ASSEMBLY FINDS THAT:
39 (a) COLORADO'S ECONOMIC VITALITY DEPENDS ON A HIGHLY
40 EDUCATED, SKILLED, AND DIVERSE WORKFORCE READY TO MEET THE JOB
41 DEMANDS OF A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD. THIS REQUIRES A
42 LEARNER-CENTERED APPROACH TO EVALUATING CURRENT PROGRAMS
43 DESIGNED TO INTEGRATE SECONDARY, POSTSECONDARY, AND
44 WORK-BASED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN HIGH
45 SCHOOL AND, ULTIMATELY, CREATING PATHWAYS AND WORKFORCE
46 OPTIONS THAT BLUR THE LINES BETWEEN EDUCATION AND CAREER.
47 (b) COLORADO IS CONSIDERED A NATIONAL LEADER IN
48 CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT POLICY. THE STATE HAS ENACTED SEVERAL
49 STATUTES AT DIFFERENT TIMES AUTHORIZING STUDENTS TO EARN
50 COLLEGE CREDITS WHILE ENROLLED IN HIGH SCHOOLS. THESE STATUTES
51 ADDRESS VARIOUS ASPECTS OF COLLEGE READINESS AND SUCCESS,
52 INCLUDING CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROGRAMS AUTHORIZED IN
53 ARTICLE 35 OF THIS TITLE 22; THE ACCELERATING STUDENTS THROUGH
54 CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT, OR ASCENT, PROGRAM CREATED IN SECTION
55 22-35-108; PATHWAYS IN TECHNOLOGY EARLY COLLEGE, OR P-TECH, HIGH
1 SCHOOLS AUTHORIZED IN PART 1 OF THIS ARTICLE 35.3; THE TEACHER
2 RECRUITMENT EDUCATION AND PREPARATION, OR TREP, PROGRAM
3 CREATED IN SECTION 22-35-108.5; ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES; THE
4 HIGH SCHOOL INNOVATIVE LEARNING PILOT PROGRAM CREATED IN
5 ARTICLE 35.6 OF THIS TITLE 22; THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS
6 PROGRAM CREATED IN SECTION 22-54-138; AND THE FOURTH-YEAR
7 INNOVATION PILOT PROGRAM CREATED IN PART 13 OF ARTICLE 3.3 OF
8 TITLE 23.
9 (c) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS ALSO ENACTED MANY STATUTES
10 DIRECTING COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND THE STATE WORK FORCE
11 DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL TO CREATE AND EXPAND CAREER PATHWAYS IN
12 A WIDE VARIETY OF CAREERS, RANGING FROM MANUFACTURING CAREER
13 PATHWAYS TO INTEGRATED CAREER PATHWAYS WITHIN GROWING
14 INDUSTRY SECTORS TO CAREER PATHWAYS FOR TEACHERS;
15 (d) THESE PROGRAMS AND STATUTES HAVE LED TO A SIGNIFICANT
16 EXPANSION OF WORK-BASED LEARNING AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH
17 EMPLOYERS AND A NOTABLE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS
18 COMPLETING INDUSTRY CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS, WORK-BASED LEARNING
19 EXPERIENCES, AND COURSES IN HIGH SCHOOLS THAT QUALIFY FOR BOTH
20 SECONDARY AND POSTSECONDARY CREDIT. THE DEPARTMENT OF
21 EDUCATION REPORTS THAT, BETWEEN 2016 AND 2021, OVER THIRTY-ONE
22 THOUSAND STUDENTS COMPLETED CREDENTIALS, WORK-BASED LEARNING
23 EXPERIENCES, AND QUALIFYING ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES
24 THROUGH THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM ALONE.
25 (e) IN ADDITION, THERE ARE MORE THAN TWENTY EARLY
26 COLLEGES AND SEVEN P-TECH SCHOOLS OPERATING WITHIN THE STATE,
27 AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ANNUALLY APPROPRIATES MONEY TO FUND
28 UP TO FIVE HUNDRED ASCENT PROGRAM STUDENTS;
29 (f) IMPORTANTLY, ALTHOUGH COLORADO HAS MANY EXAMPLES
30 OF INNOVATION THROUGH SECONDARY, POSTSECONDARY, AND
31 WORK-BASED LEARNING INTEGRATION PROGRAMS, THE SCALABILITY OF
32 THESE PROGRAMS, DESPITE THEIR SUCCESS, CAN BE LIMITED DUE TO
33 LEGAL, GEOGRAPHIC, AND FINANCIAL BARRIERS, AND THE MAJORITY OF
34 THESE PROGRAMS ARE GENERALLY AVAILABLE ONLY TO STUDENTS IN
35 URBAN AND LARGER SCHOOL DISTRICTS;
36 (g) THE TASK FORCE CREATED IN HOUSE BILL 21-1330 TO STUDY
37 ISSUES IN POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION RECOMMENDED THE STATE FOCUS
38 ON BLURRING THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL, POSTSECONDARY
39 EDUCATION, AND THE WORKFORCE. THE FINAL REPORT CALLED FOR
40 EXPANDING INNOVATIVE HIGH SCHOOL, POSTSECONDARY, AND
41 WORKFORCE OPTIONS AND PATHWAYS, BROADLY INCLUDING WORK-BASED
42 LEARNING, CREDENTIAL COMPLETION, AND APPRENTICESHIPS AMONG
43 OTHER EXPERIENCES, WITH A FOCUS ON HIGH-NEED, IN-DEMAND,
44 HIGH-VALUE BUSINESS- AND INDUSTRY-FOCUSED CAREER PATHWAYS.
45 (h) WHILE THERE IS A CLEAR PATTERN OF POSITIVE IMPACTS ON
46 STUDENTS RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATION IN SECONDARY,
47 POSTSECONDARY, AND WORK-BASED LEARNING INTEGRATION PROGRAMS,
48 THE COMPLICATED AND INTERWOVEN SET OF ISSUES RELATED TO
49 PROGRAM APPROVAL, AVAILABILITY, AND FUNDING RESULT IN UNEQUAL
50 STUDENT ACCESS ACROSS THE STATE; AND
51 (i) CONSEQUENTLY, THE STATE SHOULD PROVIDE WELL-INFORMED
52 EDUCATORS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICY PROFESSIONALS AN
53 OPPORTUNITY TO CAREFULLY DELIBERATE TO ENSURE THAT SUCCESSFUL,
54 HIGH-PERFORMING PROGRAMS ARE NOT ADVERSELY IMPACTED WHILE
55 STRATEGIES ARE DESIGNED TO ENABLE INNOVATION AND MORE EQUITABLE
1 ACCESS TO SECONDARY, POSTSECONDARY, AND WORK-BASED LEARNING
2 INTEGRATION PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS IN ALL REGIONS OF THE STATE.
3 (2) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDS, THEREFORE, THAT IT IS
4 NECESSARY TO DIRECT THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION, THE
5 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AND
6 THE CHAIR OF THE STATE WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL TO
7 CONVENE A SECONDARY, POSTSECONDARY, AND WORK-BASED LEARNING
8 INTEGRATION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP AND
9 RECOMMEND POLICIES, LAWS, AND RULES TO SUPPORT THE EQUITABLE
10 AND SUSTAINABLE EXPANSION AND ALIGNMENT OF PROGRAMS THAT
11 INTEGRATE SECONDARY, POSTSECONDARY, AND WORK-BASED LEARNING
12 OPPORTUNITIES IN ALL REGIONS OF THE STATE.
13 22-35.3-202. Definitions. AS USED IN THIS PART 2, UNLESS THE
14 CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
15 (1) "ASCENT PROGRAM" MEANS THE ACCELERATING STUDENTS
16 THROUGH CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROGRAM CREATED IN SECTION
17 22-35-108.
18 (2) "EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM" MEANS AN EDUCATIONAL
19 PROGRAM THAT ENABLES A STUDENT TO SIMULTANEOUSLY EARN A HIGH
20 SCHOOL DIPLOMA AND COMPLETE A POSTSECONDARY CERTIFICATE OR
21 DEGREE.
22 (3) "EDUCATION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL" MEANS THE GOVERNOR'S
23 EDUCATION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL CREATED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER B
24 2017-001.
25 (4) "EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR" MEANS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF
26 THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
27 (5) "P-TECH SCHOOL" MEANS A PATHWAYS IN TECHNOLOGY EARLY
28 COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL, OR PROGRAM WITHIN A HOST SCHOOL, THAT IS
29 APPROVED PURSUANT TO PART 1 OF THIS ARTICLE 35.3.
30 (6) (a) "SECONDARY, POSTSECONDARY, AND WORK-BASED
31 LEARNING INTEGRATION PROGRAM" MEANS A PROGRAM THAT:
32 (I) IS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN SECONDARY GRADES;
33 (II) INTEGRATES SECONDARY COURSE WORK WITH
34 POSTSECONDARY COURSE WORK OR WORK-BASED LEARNING, OR BOTH;
35 (III) IS DESIGNED TO LEAD TO ATTAINMENT OF A HIGH SCHOOL
36 DIPLOMA AND A POSTSECONDARY CREDENTIAL, INCLUDING A DEGREE OR
37 AN INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATE, BEFORE THE STUDENT
38 COMPLETES HIGH SCHOOL; AND
39 (IV) MAY BE COMPLETED WITHIN FOUR, FIVE, OR SIX YEARS OF
40 HIGH SCHOOL ENROLLMENT.
41 (b) "SECONDARY, POSTSECONDARY, AND WORK-BASED LEARNING
42 INTEGRATION PROGRAMS" INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, EARLY
43 COLLEGE PROGRAMS, P-TECH SCHOOLS, THE ASCENT PROGRAM, THE
44 TREP PROGRAM, THE HIGH SCHOOL INNOVATIVE LEARNING PILOT
45 PROGRAM CREATED IN ARTICLE 35.6 OF THIS TITLE 22, THE CAREER
46 DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS PROGRAM CREATED IN SECTION 22-54-138, AND
47 THE FOURTH-YEAR INNOVATION PILOT PROGRAM CREATED IN PART 13 OF
48 ARTICLE 3.3 OF TITLE 23.
49 (7) "STATE WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL" OR "STATE
50 COUNCIL" MEANS THE STATE WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
51 CREATED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT IN SECTION
52 24-46.3-101.
53 (8) "TASK FORCE" MEANS THE SECONDARY, POSTSECONDARY, AND
54 WORK-BASED LEARNING INTEGRATION TASK FORCE CONVENED PURSUANT
55 TO SECTION 22-35.3-203.
1 (9) "TREP PROGRAM" MEANS THE TEACHER RECRUITMENT
2 EDUCATION AND PREPARATION PROGRAM CREATED IN SECTION
3 22-35-108.5.
4 (10) (a) "WORK-BASED LEARNING" MEANS LEARNING THAT
5 OCCURS, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN THE WORKPLACE AND PROVIDES YOUTH
6 AND ADULTS WITH HANDS-ON REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
7 FOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT.
8 (b) "WORK-BASED LEARNING" INCLUDES ACTIVITIES SUCH AS JOB
9 SHADOWING, INTERNSHIPS, EXTERNSHIPS, PRE-APPRENTICESHIPS,
10 APPRENTICESHIPS, RESIDENCIES, AND INCUMBENT-WORKER TRAINING.
11 22-35.3-203. Secondary, postsecondary, and work-based
12 learning integration task force. (1) NO LATER THAN JULY 1, 2022, THE
13 COMMISSIONER, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AND THE CHAIR OF THE STATE
14 WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL SHALL JOINTLY CONVENE THE
15 SECONDARY, POSTSECONDARY, AND WORK-BASED LEARNING INTEGRATION
16 TASK FORCE. THE TASK FORCE MEMBERSHIP CONSISTS OF, AT A MINIMUM:
17 (a) THE COMMISSIONER OR THE COMMISSIONER'S DESIGNEE;
18 (b) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OR THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S
19 DESIGNEE;
20 (c) THE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE CAREER AND TECHNICAL
21 EDUCATION PROGRAM OR THE DIRECTOR'S DESIGNEE;
22 (d) THE CHAIR OF THE STATE COUNCIL OR THE CHAIR'S DESIGNEE;
23 AND
24 (e) THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS JOINTLY SELECTED BY THE
25 COMMISSIONER, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AND THE STATE COUNCIL
26 CHAIR:
27 (I) REPRESENTATIVES FROM SECONDARY EDUCATION WHO HAVE
28 EXPERIENCE IN CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROGRAMMING, INCLUDING, AT
29 A MINIMUM, REPRESENTATIVES OF SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS,
30 PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS, PARENTS, AND STUDENTS;
31 (II) REPRESENTATIVES FROM HIGHER EDUCATION WHO HAVE
32 EXPERIENCE IN CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROGRAMMING, INCLUDING, AT
33 A MINIMUM, REPRESENTATIVES OF FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER
34 EDUCATION, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, LOCAL DISTRICT COLLEGES, AREA
35 TECHNICAL SCHOOLS, AND STUDENTS;
36 (III) REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE EDUCATION LEADERSHIP
37 COUNCIL;
38 (IV) REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE DISABILITY COMMUNITY,
39 INCLUDING, AT A MINIMUM, REPRESENTATIVES OF DISABILITY ADVOCACY
40 GROUPS;
41 (V) REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY; AND
42 (VI) REPRESENTATIVES FROM EDUCATION ADVOCACY GROUPS
43 THAT ADDRESS HIGH SCHOOL, POSTSECONDARY, AND WORK-BASED
44 LEARNING INTEGRATION ISSUES.
45 (2) THE COMMISSIONER, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AND THE
46 STATE COUNCIL CHAIR, OR THEIR DESIGNEES, SHALL SERVE AS CO-CHAIRS
47 OF THE TASK FORCE. THE TASK FORCE SHALL MEET AT THE CALL OF THE
48 CO-CHAIRS AT LEAST FOUR TIMES FROM JULY 2022 THROUGH DECEMBER
49 2022 AND AT LEAST FOUR TIMES FROM MAY 2023 THROUGH DECEMBER
50 2023. THE TASK FORCE IS A STATE PUBLIC BODY FOR PURPOSES OF SECTION
51 24-6-402, AND MEETINGS OF THE TASK FORCE ARE SUBJECT TO THE
52 REQUIREMENTS OF SAID SECTION. THE TASK FORCE IS SUBJECT TO THE
53 PROVISIONS OF THE "COLORADO OPEN RECORDS ACT", PART 2 OF ARTICLE
54 72 OF TITLE 24.
55
1 (3) THE TASK FORCE MEMBERS SERVE WITHOUT COMPENSATION
2 BUT MAY BE REIMBURSED FOR EXPENSES DIRECTLY RELATING TO THEIR
3 SERVICE ON THE TASK FORCE.
4 (4) THE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION, HIGHER EDUCATION, AND
5 LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT SHALL PROVIDE TO THE TASK FORCE STAFF
6 SUPPORT AND MEETING SPACE UPON REQUEST OF THE CO-CHAIRS.
7 22-35.3-204. Task force duties - report. (1) THE TASK FORCE
8 SHALL:
9 (a) COORDINATE WITH THE EDUCATION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL AND
10 THE STATE WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL IN COMPLETING ITS
11 DUTIES;
12 (b) DESIGN AND RECOMMEND COMPREHENSIVE, UNIFORM POLICIES
13 THAT ENCOURAGE AND EMPOWER HIGH SCHOOLS AND POSTSECONDARY
14 INSTITUTIONS TO CREATE AND SUSTAIN SECONDARY, POSTSECONDARY,
15 AND WORK-BASED LEARNING INTEGRATION PROGRAMS IN EVERY REGION
16 OF THE STATE. THE TASK FORCE SHALL DESIGN THE POLICY
17 RECOMMENDATIONS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER, COORDINATION, AND
18 COLLABORATION OF THESE PROGRAMS AND MUST INCLUDE, AT A
19 MINIMUM, POLICIES THAT ENABLE A HIGH SCHOOL THAT CHOOSES TO
20 PROVIDE AN EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM TO STRUCTURE THE PROGRAM AS
21 A FOUR-YEAR PROGRAM, ENCOMPASSING GRADES NINE THROUGH TWELVE;
22 A FIVE-YEAR PROGRAM, ENCOMPASSING GRADES NINE THROUGH
23 THIRTEEN; OR A SIX-YEAR PROGRAM, ENCOMPASSING GRADES NINE
24 THROUGH FOURTEEN. IN DESIGNING COMPREHENSIVE, UNIFORM POLICIES
25 TO ENABLE FOUR-, FIVE-, AND SIX-YEAR EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAMS, THE
26 TASK FORCE SHALL ADDRESS THE WAYS IN WHICH EXISTING STATUTES AND
27 RULES MUST BE MODIFIED, COMBINED, OR REPEALED TO ACCOMPLISH THE
28 GOAL OF ENABLING SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS, WORKING
29 WITH POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS, TO PROVIDE EARLY COLLEGE
30 PROGRAMS.
31 (c) DESIGN AND RECOMMEND POLICIES TO COORDINATE AND
32 EXPAND INNOVATIVE POSTSECONDARY AND WORKFORCE CREDENTIAL
33 OPTIONS AND CAREER PATHWAYS AVAILABLE THROUGH SECONDARY,
34 POSTSECONDARY, AND WORK-BASED LEARNING INTEGRATION PROGRAMS,
35 WITH A FOCUS ON CAREER PATHWAYS LEADING TO CREDENTIALS
36 ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH-NEED, IN-DEMAND, HIGH-VALUE BUSINESSES AND
37 INDUSTRIES.
38 (d) MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A
39 STATEWIDE CORPS OF COUNSELORS TO ASSIST STUDENTS IN IDENTIFYING,
40 UNDERSTANDING, AND NAVIGATING OPTIONS FOR SECONDARY,
41 POSTSECONDARY, AND WORK-BASED LEARNING INTEGRATION PROGRAMS;
42 (e) MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING METHODS FOR
43 PUBLICIZING THE REQUIREMENTS, BENEFITS, AND AVAILABILITY OF
44 SECONDARY, POSTSECONDARY, AND WORK-BASED LEARNING INTEGRATION
45 PROGRAMS TO STUDENTS AND FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE;
46 (f) TAKING INTO ACCOUNT ALL EXISTING AND POTENTIAL FUNDING
47 SOURCES, DESIGN POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS THAT CREATE A UNIFORM
48 AND COMPREHENSIVE FUNDING MECHANISM FOR SECONDARY,
49 POSTSECONDARY, AND WORK-BASED LEARNING INTEGRATION PROGRAMS.
50 THE POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS MUST ADDRESS IMPLICATIONS FOR
51 EXISTING PROGRAMS, INCLUDING THE ASCENT PROGRAM, THE TREP
52 PROGRAM, AND P-TECH HIGH SCHOOLS.
53
1 (g) RECOMMEND CHARACTERISTICS OF AND STANDARDS FOR
2 SECONDARY, POSTSECONDARY, AND WORK-BASED LEARNING INTEGRATION
3 PROGRAMS FOR PURPOSES OF AUTHORIZING AND MEASURING THE
4 PERFORMANCE OF THESE PROGRAMS AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS
5 CONCERNING HOW BEST TO USE DATA TO BUILD EVIDENCE OF THE
6 LONG-TERM IMPACT OF THESE PROGRAMS. THE CHARACTERISTICS AND
7 STANDARDS MUST ALLOW HIGH SCHOOLS OF ALL SIZES AND FROM EVERY
8 REGION OF THE STATE TO DEMONSTRATE PROGRAM QUALITY, REGARDLESS
9 OF THE SIZE OF THE SCHOOL.
10 (h) IDENTIFY CHALLENGES STUDENTS FACE IN ACCESSING AND
11 COMPLETING CREDENTIALS THROUGH SECONDARY, POSTSECONDARY, AND
12 WORK-BASED LEARNING INTEGRATION PROGRAMS AND RECOMMEND WAYS
13 TO ADDRESS AND REDUCE THESE CHALLENGES.
14 (2) IN COMPLETING ITS DUTIES, THE TASK FORCE SHALL SOLICIT
15 INPUT FROM EMPLOYERS AND TEACHERS WHO WORK WITH SECONDARY,
16 POSTSECONDARY, AND WORK-BASED LEARNING INTEGRATION PROGRAMS
17 AND REPRESENTATIVES OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS, CHARTER SCHOOLS, BOARDS
18 OF COOPERATIVE SERVICES, AND POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS FROM
19 AROUND THE STATE WHO HAVE EXPERTISE IN SECONDARY,
20 POSTSECONDARY, AND WORK-BASED LEARNING INTEGRATION PROGRAMS.
21 THE TASK FORCE SHALL FOCUS ON THE ISSUES SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION
22 (1) OF THIS SECTION WITHOUT ADDRESSING THE COOPERATIVE
23 AGREEMENTS BETWEEN LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDERS AND INSTITUTIONS
24 OF HIGHER EDUCATION ENTERED INTO PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-35-104.
25 (3) THE TASK FORCE SHALL PREPARE AN INTERIM REPORT AND A
26 FINAL REPORT OF ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS WITH REGARD TO
27 THE ISSUES DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION AND SUBMIT
28 THE REPORTS TO THE GOVERNOR, THE EDUCATION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL,
29 THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, THE COLORADO COMMISSION ON
30 HIGHER EDUCATION, AND THE EDUCATION COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE
31 AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, OR ANY SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES.
32 THE TASK FORCE SHALL SUBMIT THE INTERIM REPORT ON OR BEFORE
33 DECEMBER 1, 2022, AND THE FINAL REPORT ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 1,
34 2023.
35 22-35.3-205. Legislative advisory council - created. THERE IS
36 CREATED A LEGISLATIVE ADVISORY COUNCIL CONSISTING OF LEGISLATORS
37 APPOINTED, ONE EACH, BY THE SPEAKER AND THE MINORITY LEADER OF
38 THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT AND THE MINORITY
39 LEADER OF THE SENATE, NO LATER THAN JULY 1, 2022. THE LEGISLATIVE
40 ADVISORY COUNCIL SHALL PROVIDE ADVICE AND COMMENT TO THE TASK
41 FORCE AND ACT AS A LIAISON BETWEEN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE
42 TASK FORCE.
43 22-35.3-206. Repeal of part. THIS PART 2 IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE
44 JANUARY 1, 2024.
45 SECTION 2. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
46 determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
47 preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".
48
49

House Journal, April 22
19 HB22-1215 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
20 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
21 recommendation:
22
23 Amend the Education Committee Report, dated April 13, 2022, page 4,
24 line 36, strike "THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR," and substitute "IN
25 COLLABORATION WITH THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR".
26
27 Page 4, line 37, strike "COUNCIL SHALL JOINTLY" and substitute
28 "COUNCIL, SHALL".
29
30 Page 5, line 4, strike "JOINTLY".
31
32 Page 5, strike line 5 and substitute "COMMISSIONER, IN COLLABORATION
33 WITH THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND THE STATE COUNCIL".
34
35 Page 5, strike lines 25 and 26 and substitute:
36 "(2) THE COMMISSIONER, OR THE COMMISSIONER'S DESIGNEE,
37 SHALL SERVE AS CHAIR".
38
39 Page 5, line 28, strike "CO-CHAIRS" and substitute "CHAIR".
40
41 Page 5, line 40, strike "CO-CHAIRS." and substitute "CHAIR, WORKING
42 WITH THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND THE STATE COUNCIL CHAIR.".
43
44 Page 8, after line 1 insert:
45
46 "SECTION 2. Appropriation. (1) For the 2022-23 state fiscal
47 year, $89,123 is appropriated to the department of education. This
48 appropriation is from the general fund, and is based on an assumption that
49 the department will require an additional 0.2 FTE. To implement this act,
50 the department may use this appropriation for college and career
51 readiness.
52 (2) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $1,966 is appropriated to the
53 legislative department for use by the general assembly. This appropriation
54 is from the general fund.".
55
1 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
2
3 Page 8 of the report, after line 4 insert:
4
5 "Page 1 of the bill, line 102, strike "COURSES." and substitute "COURSES,
6 AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".".
7
8

House Journal, April 22
20 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 22, 2022, and
21 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
22 April 22, 2022.
23
24 Amendment No. 2, Education Report, dated April 14, 2022, and placed in
25 member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 14, 2022.
26
27 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
28 Reading and Final Passage.
29



HB22-1216 Uniform Restrictive Employment Agreement Act 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

Colorado Commission on Uniform State Laws. The bill enacts the "Uniform Restrictive Employment Agreement Act" as drafted by the Uniform Law Commission, which regulates agreements between an employer and a worker or employee that prohibit or limit the worker or employee from working after the work relationship with the employer ends.

The bill:

  • Regulates all restrictive post-employment agreements, including noncompete agreements, confidentiality agreements, no-business agreements, nonsolicitation agreements, no-recruit agreements, payment-for-competition agreements, and training reimbursements agreements;
  • Prohibits noncompete agreements and all other restrictive agreements, except confidentiality agreements and training-reimbursement agreements, for low-wage workers, defined as those making less than the state's annual mean wage;
  • Requires advance notice and other procedural requirements for an enforceable noncompete agreement or other restrictive agreement; and
  • Creates penalties and enforcement by the state as well as private rights of action.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/9/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/6/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

HB22-1220 Removing Barriers To Educator Preparation 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The bill creates the student educator stipend program. The purpose of the student educator stipend program is to award stipend money to an eligible student to reduce the financial barriers of participating in required clinical practice as a student educator. An eligible student placed as a student educator in a 16-week academic residency may receive a stipend of $11,000, and an eligible student placed as a student educator in a 32-week academic residency may receive a stipend of $22,000.

The bill also creates the educator test stipend program. The purpose of the educator test stipend program is to award stipend money to approved programs of preparation to reduce financial barriers for eligible students preparing for the assessment of professional competencies for licensure and each required endorsement area. The approved program of preparation shall distribute the stipend money to an eligible student to pay the fees and costs associated with the assessment of professional competencies, which may include travel and lodging costs.

The bill creates the temporary educator loan forgiveness program. The purpose of the program is to pay the qualified loans of an educator who is hired for a hard-to-staff educator position. To qualify for the program, an educator must meet licensure requirements, enter the educator workforce on or after the 2019-20 state fiscal year and contract for a qualified position no later than the end of the 2021-22 state fiscal year, and be liable for an outstanding balance on a qualified loan. An educator who qualifies is eligible for up to $5,000 in loan forgiveness.

The bill requires the department of education (department), in collaboration with the department of higher education, and institutions of higher education, the state board for community colleges and occupational education, and school districts, to create a recommend to the state board of education the standards and procedures necessary to implement the multiple measures approach to measure the professional competencies of an applicant for an initial teacher license, in addition to the assessments currently approved by the state board of education. The state board of education shall promulgate rules to establish the standards and procedures to measure professional competencies through the multiple measures approach.Current law allows the department to issue a temporary educator eligibility authorization to a person enrolled in an approved program of preparation for a special education educator license who has not yet met the requirements for the applicable initial educator license. The bill allows the department to issue a temporary educator eligibility authorization an interim authorization to a person enrolled in an approved alternative teacher preparation program who is seeking an alternative teacher license and meets the requirements for an alternative teacher license, except that the person has not yet met the requirements for the applicable initial educator license.For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $52 million is appropriated to the department of higher education from the economic recovery and relief cash fund to be distributed to the following programs:

  • $39 million for the student educator stipend program;
  • $3 million for the educator test stipend program; and
  • $10 million for the temporary educator loan forgiveness program.

For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $720,612 is appropriated to the department from the general fund to implement the purposes of the bill.

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


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

Status: 2/10/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/2/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/29/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Re-Refer Unamended to Education
4/7/2022 House Committee on Education Re-Refer Amended 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 - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/22/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/22/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/28/2022 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended 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 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
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
5/26/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, April 8
50 HB22-1220 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be re-referred
51 to the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
52 recommendation:
53
54 Strike the Education Committee Report, dated March 2, 2022, and
55 substitute:
1 "Amend printed bill, page 4, line 4, strike "and".
2
3 Page 4, line 14, strike "efficient." and substitute "efficient; and".
4
5 Page 4, after line 14 insert:
6 "(l) While the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the
7 number of educators entering the educator workforce, the temporary
8 educator loan forgiveness program allows educators whose loans are
9 forgiven the flexibility and peace of mind to enter the educator
10 workforce.".
11
12 Page 4, line 15, after "(2)" insert "(a)".
13
14 Page 4, after line 23 insert:
15 "(b) The COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the educator
16 workforce, causing a severe shortage of educators and a number of vacant
17 educator positions. The expenditures for the educator programs and
18 services to support educators entering the workforce are considered
19 allowable uses under the "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021", Pub.L.
20 117-2, and are necessary to respond to the negative impacts of the
21 COVID-19 public health emergency.
22 (c) The general assembly further declares that the funding for
23 educator programs and services to support educators entering the
24 workforce described in this act are important government services.".
25
26 Page 9, after line 9 insert:
27 "(4) (a) FOR THE 2022-23 STATE FISCAL YEAR, THE GENERAL
28 ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE TO THE DEPARTMENT THIRTY-NINE
29 MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND RELIEF CASH
30 FUND CREATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-75-228 TO FUND STIPENDS FOR
31 ELIGIBLE STUDENTS.
32 (b) THE DEPARTMENT OR THE STIPEND RECIPIENTS SHALL SPEND
33 OR OBLIGATE ANY MONEY RECEIVED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (4)
2024 34 BY DECEMBER 31, 2024. ANY MONEY OBLIGATED BY DECEMBER 31,
35 MUST BE EXPENDED BY DECEMBER 31, 2026.
36 (c) THE DEPARTMENT AND ANY PERSON WHO RECEIVES MONEY
37 FROM THE DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING EACH STIPEND RECIPIENT, SHALL
38 COMPLY WITH THE COMPLIANCE, REPORTING, RECORD-KEEPING, AND
39 PROGRAM EVALUATION REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY THE OFFICE OF
40 STATE PLANNING AND BUDGETING AND THE STATE CONTROLLER IN
41 ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 24-75-226 (5).
42 (d) THIS SUBSECTION (4) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 31,
43 2027.".
44
45 Page 12, after line 2 insert:
46 "(4) (a) FOR THE 2022-23 STATE FISCAL YEAR, THE GENERAL
47 ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE TO THE DEPARTMENT THREE MILLION
48 DOLLARS FROM THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND RELIEF CASH FUND
49 CREATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-75-228 TO FUND STIPENDS FOR
50 ELIGIBLE STUDENTS.
51 (b) THE DEPARTMENT OR THE STIPEND RECIPIENT SHALL SPEND OR
52 OBLIGATE ANY STIPEND MONEY RECEIVED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION
53 (4) BY DECEMBER 31, 2024. ANY MONEY OBLIGATED BY DECEMBER 31,
54 2024 MUST BE EXPENDED BY DECEMBER 31, 2026.
55
1 (c) THE DEPARTMENT AND ANY PERSON WHO RECEIVES MONEY
2 FROM THE DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING EACH STIPEND RECIPIENT, SHALL
3 COMPLY WITH THE COMPLIANCE, REPORTING, RECORD-KEEPING, AND
4 PROGRAM EVALUATION REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY THE OFFICE OF
5 STATE PLANNING AND BUDGETING AND THE STATE CONTROLLER IN
6 ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 24-75-226 (5).
7 (d) THIS SUBSECTION (4) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 31,
8 2027.".
9
10 Page 14, after line 4 insert:
11 "SECTION 3. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add part 4 to article
12 3.9 of title 23 as follows:
13
4 14 PART
15 TEMPORARY EDUCATOR LOAN
16 FORGIVENESS PROGRAM
17
18 23-3.9-401. Definitions. AS USED IN THIS PART 4, UNLESS THE
19 CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
20 (1) "APPROVED PROGRAM OF PREPARATION" MEANS A PROGRAM
21 OF STUDY FOR PREPARATION THAT IS APPROVED BY THE COLORADO
22 COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-1-121,
23 INCLUDING A PREPARATION PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL COUNSELORS OR AN
102 24 ALTERNATIVE TEACHER PROGRAM, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 22-60.5-
25 (5), AND THAT UPON COMPLETION LEADS TO A RECOMMENDATION FOR
26 LICENSURE BY AN ACCEPTED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AS
27 DEFINED IN SECTION 22-60.5-102 (1).
28 (2) "AT-RISK PUPILS" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN
29 SECTION 22-54-103 (1.5)(a)(VI).
30 (3) "COMMISSION" MEANS THE COLORADO COMMISSION ON
31 HIGHER EDUCATION.
32 (4) "EDUCATOR" MEANS A TEACHER OR SCHOOL COUNSELOR.
33 (5) "FACILITY SCHOOL" MEANS AN APPROVED FACILITY SCHOOL,
34 AS DEFINED IN SECTION 22-2-402 (1).
35 (6) "QUALIFIED LOAN" MEANS AN EDUCATIONAL LOAN INCURRED
36 WHILE COMPLETING A PROGRAM OF PREPARATION, INCLUDING AN
37 ALTERNATIVE TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM APPROVED PURSUANT TO
38 ARTICLE 60.5 OF TITLE 22, THAT LEADS TO EDUCATOR LICENSURE
39 PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 60.5 OF TITLE 22, OR A BACHELOR'S OR MASTER'S
40 DEGREE IN THE AREA IN WHICH THE EDUCATOR IS EMPLOYED IN A
41 QUALIFIED POSITION.
42 (7) "QUALIFIED POSITION" MEANS:
43 (a) A HARD-TO-STAFF EDUCATOR POSITION IN A RURAL SCHOOL OR
44 RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, OR IN A FACILITY SCHOOL THAT IS IN A RURAL
45 SCHOOL DISTRICT, IDENTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
46 PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-3.9-102 (6); OR
47 (b) A HARD-TO-STAFF EDUCATOR POSITION IN A CONTENT
48 SHORTAGE AREA IDENTIFIED PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-3.9-102 (6) IN A
49 COLORADO PUBLIC SCHOOL, A SCHOOL OPERATED BY A BOARD OF
50 COOPERATIVE SERVICES CREATED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 5 OF TITLE 22, OR
51 A FACILITY SCHOOL.
52 (8) "RURAL SCHOOL" OR "RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT" MEANS A
53 PUBLIC SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT IDENTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
54 EDUCATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-3.9-102 (6).
55
1 (9) "SCHOOL" OR "PUBLIC SCHOOL" MEANS A PUBLIC SCHOOL THAT
2 SERVES ANY OF GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELVE AND THAT
3 DERIVES ITS SUPPORT, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM MONEY RAISED BY A
4 GENERAL STATE OR SCHOOL DISTRICT TAX. A PUBLIC SCHOOL INCLUDES A
5 CHARTER SCHOOL AUTHORIZED BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT PURSUANT TO PART
6 1 OF ARTICLE 30.5 OF TITLE 22, BY THE STATE CHARTER SCHOOL INSTITUTE
7 PURSUANT TO PART 5 OF ARTICLE 30.5 OF TITLE 22, OR BY THE COLORADO
102 8 SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-80-
9 (4).
10 23-3.9-402. Temporary educator loan forgiveness program -
11 administration - eligibility. (1) (a) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
12 AUTHORIZES THE COMMISSION TO DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN A TEMPORARY
13 EDUCATOR LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN THE
14 2022-23 STATE FISCAL YEAR FOR PAYMENT OF ALL OR PART OF THE
15 PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST OF THE QUALIFIED LOANS OF AN EDUCATOR WHO
16 IS HIRED FOR A QUALIFIED POSITION. THE COMMISSION SHALL DETERMINE
17 WHETHER A LOAN IS A QUALIFIED LOAN FOR PURPOSES OF THE TEMPORARY
18 EDUCATOR LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM. THE COMMISSION SHALL
19 DEVELOP LOAN REPAYMENT POLICIES THAT ENSURE THE MONEY IS USED
20 FOR THE REPAYMENT OF QUALIFIED LOANS OF EDUCATORS EMPLOYED IN
21 QUALIFIED POSITIONS.
22 (b) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE TO THE
23 COMMISSION TEN MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND
24 RELIEF CASH FUND CREATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-75-228 TO FUND
25 THE TEMPORARY EDUCATOR LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM. THE
26 COMMISSION OR A LOAN FORGIVENESS RECIPIENT SHALL SPEND OR
27 OBLIGATE ANY MONEY RECEIVED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION BY
28 DECEMBER 31, 2024. ANY MONEY OBLIGATED BY DECEMBER 31, 2024,
29 MUST BE EXPENDED BY DECEMBER 31, 2026.
30 (c) NO LATER THAN JULY 1, 2022, THE COMMISSION SHALL
31 APPROVE APPLICATIONS. IF MORE NEW PARTICIPANTS APPLY THAN CAN BE
32 APPROVED BASED ON THE MONEY AVAILABLE, THE COMMISSION SHALL:
33 (I) FIRST, APPROVE APPLICANTS WHO HAVE CONTRACTED FOR A
34 QUALIFIED POSITION IN A RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT OR RURAL SCHOOL
35 WHOSE PERCENTAGE OF AT-RISK PUPILS EXCEEDED SIXTY PERCENT IN THE
36 2021-22 BUDGET YEAR;
37 (II) SECOND, APPROVE APPLICANTS WHO HAVE CONTRACTED FOR
38 A QUALIFIED POSITION IN A CONTENT SHORTAGE AREA WITH A SCHOOL
39 WHOSE PERCENTAGE OF AT-RISK PUPILS EXCEEDED SIXTY PERCENT IN THE
40 2021-22 BUDGET YEAR;
41 (III) THIRD, APPROVE APPLICANTS WHO HAVE CONTRACTED FOR A
42 QUALIFIED POSITION IN A RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT OR RURAL SCHOOL; AND
43 (IV) FOURTH, APPROVE APPLICANTS WHO HAVE CONTRACTED WITH
44 A SCHOOL FOR A QUALIFIED POSITION IN A CONTENT SHORTAGE AREA.
45 (2) IN ADDITION TO ANY QUALIFICATIONS THE COMMISSION
46 SPECIFIES, TO QUALIFY FOR THE TEMPORARY EDUCATOR LOAN
47 FORGIVENESS PROGRAM, AN EDUCATOR MUST:
48 (a) GRADUATE FROM A PROGRAM OF PREPARATION THAT LEADS TO
49 EDUCATOR LICENSURE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 60.5 OF TITLE 22;
50 (b) MEET LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS PURSUANT TO SECTION
51 22-60.5-201 (1)(a) OR (1)(b) OR 22-60.5-210 (1)(a);
20 52 (c) ENTER THE EDUCATOR WORKFORCE ON OR AFTER THE 2019-
53 STATE FISCAL YEAR AND CONTRACT FOR A QUALIFIED POSITION NO LATER
54 THAN THE END OF THE 2021-22 STATE FISCAL YEAR; AND
55
1 (d) BE LIABLE FOR AN OUTSTANDING BALANCE ON A QUALIFIED
2 LOAN.
3 (3) AN EDUCATOR WHO HAS RECEIVED MONEY FROM THE
4 EDUCATOR LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM CREATED IN SECTION
5 23-3.9-102, STUDENT EDUCATOR STIPEND PROGRAM CREATED IN SECTION
6 23-3.9-302, OR EDUCATOR TEST STIPEND PROGRAM CREATED IN SECTION
7 23-3.9-303 IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR LOAN FORGIVENESS MONEY PURSUANT TO
8 THIS PART 4.
9 (4) AN EDUCATOR WHO QUALIFIES PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (2)
10 OF THIS SECTION IS ELIGIBLE FOR UP TO FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN LOAN
11 FORGIVENESS.
12 23-3.9-403. Reporting. THE COMMISSION, AND ANY PERSON WHO
13 RECEIVES MONEY FROM THE COMMISSION, INCLUDING EACH LOAN
14 FORGIVENESS RECIPIENT, SHALL COMPLY WITH THE COMPLIANCE,
15 REPORTING, RECORD-KEEPING, AND PROGRAM EVALUATION
16 REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY THE OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING AND
17 BUDGETING AND THE STATE CONTROLLER IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION
18 24-75-226 (5).
19 23-3.9-404. Repeal of part. THIS PART 4 IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE
20 JANUARY 31, 2027.".
21
22 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
23
24 Page 14, line 6, strike "portion and (5)(a)(I);" and substitute "portion,
25 (5)(a)(I), and (7);".
26
27 Page 14, after line 25 insert:
28 "(7) Interim authorization. (a) An interim authorization
29 authorizes a school district to employ a person who is:
30 (I) Certified or licensed, or is eligible for certification or
31 licensure, as a teacher, principal, or administrator in another state and
32 who has not successfully completed the assessment of professional
33 competencies to obtain an initial license under section 22-60.5-201 (1)(b),
34 22-60.5-301 (1)(a), or 22-60.5-306 (1)(a) but who meets the other
35 requirements for an initial license specified in said sections; OR
36 (II) SEEKING AN ALTERNATIVE TEACHER LICENSE PURSUANT TO
37 SECTION 22-60.5-201 (1)(a) AND MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR AN
38 ALTERNATIVE TEACHER LICENSE, EXCEPT THAT THE PERSON HAS NOT
39 SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE ASSESSMENT OF PROFESSIONAL
40 COMPETENCIES TO OBTAIN AN ALTERNATIVE TEACHER LICENSE.
41 (b) An interim authorization is valid for one year, and the
42 department of education may renew the authorization for one additional
43 year. The employing school district may include the period during which
44 a person works under an interim authorization toward the three full years
45 of continuous employment necessary to cease being a probationary
46 teacher pursuant to section 22-63-103 (7).
47 (b) (c) A school district that employs a person who holds an
48 interim authorization may provide an induction program for the person,
49 as described in section 22-60.5-204, 22-60.5-304, or 22-60.5-309,
50 whichever is applicable. If the person successfully completes the
51 induction program while employed under the interim authorization, the
52 person may apply completion of the induction program toward meeting
53 the requirements for a professional educator license.".
54
55 Page 15, line 9, after "APPROVED" insert "CONTENT-BASED OR".
1 Page 15, line 15, strike "STANDARDS; OR" and substitute "STANDARDS FOR
2 EXAMINATION BY A REVIEW PANEL;".
3
4 Page 15, line 19, strike "EDUCATION AND" and substitute "EDUCATION,".
5
6 Page 15, line 20, after "SECTION 23-3.9-301 (8)," insert "THE STATE
7 BOARD FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION
8 CREATED IN SECTION 23-60-104, AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS,".
9
10 Page 15, after line 26 insert:
11 "(c) THE DEPARTMENT MAY RECOMMEND TO THE STATE BOARD OF
12 EDUCATION EXISTING PROGRAMS, RESOURCES, AND MATERIALS THAT ARE
13 AVAILABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE
14 MULTIPLE MEASURES OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES SET FORTH IN
15 SUBSECTION (3)(a) OF THIS SECTION.".
16
17 Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.
18
19 Page 16, after line 3 insert:
20 "(e) BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2025, AND IN JANUARY EVERY YEAR
21 THEREAFTER, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL INCLUDE AS PART OF ITS "STATE
22 MEASUREMENT FOR ACCOUNTABLE, RESPONSIVE, AND TRANSPARENT
203 23 (SMART) GOVERNMENT ACT" HEARING REQUIRED BY SECTION 2-7-
24 INFORMATION CONCERNING:
25 (I) THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PANELISTS HIRED TO SIT ON A REVIEW
26 PANEL TO EXAMINE PORTFOLIOS OF COURSE WORK;
27 (II) THE TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS THE REVIEW PANEL REVIEWS
28 EDUCATOR PORTFOLIOS;
29 (III) THE TOTAL NUMBER OF EDUCATOR CANDIDATES WHO SUBMIT
30 A PORTFOLIO OF COURSE WORK FOR EXAMINATION BY THE REVIEW PANEL;
31 (IV) THE TOTAL NUMBER OF EDUCATOR CANDIDATES WHO SUBMIT
32 EVIDENCE OF ACHIEVING SUFFICIENTLY HIGH EDUCATION COURSE WORK
33 GRADES ON COURSE WORK ALIGNED WITH RELEVANT STANDARDS;
34 (V) THE TOTAL NUMBER OF EDUCATOR CANDIDATES WHO
35 COMPLETE AN APPROVED CONTENT-BASED ASSESSMENT;
36 (VI) THE TOTAL NUMBER OF EDUCATOR CANDIDATES WHO
37 COMPLETE AN APPROVED PERFORMANCE-BASED ASSESSMENT; AND
38 (VII) THE TOTAL NUMBER OF EDUCATOR CANDIDATES WHO
39 DEMONSTRATE PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES BY A COMBINATION OF THE
40 METHODS DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (3)(a) OF THIS SECTION.
41 (f) THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBSECTION (3) DO NOT AFFECT THE
42 TEACHER TRAINING REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED IN SECTION 22-7-1208 (6).".
43
44 Page 19, strike lines 21 through 27 and substitute:
45
46 "SECTION 9. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
47 determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
48 preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".
49
50 Page 20, strike lines 1 and 2.
51
52 Strike "2023" and substitute "2022" on: Page 7, lines 20 and 24; and
53 Page 11, lines 1 and 6.
54
55
1 Strike "OR" on: Page 17, lines 4, 13, and 21; Page 18, lines 10 and 22;
2 and Page 19, lines 7 and 15.
3
4 After "SECTION 22-60.5-111 (5)," insert "OR AN INTERIM AUTHORIZATION
5 PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-60.5-111 (7)," on: Page 17, lines 5 and 22;
6 Page 18, line 23; and Page 19, lines 8 and 16.
7
111 8 Strike "SECTION 22-60.5-111 (5)." and substitute "SECTION 22-60.5-
111 9 (5), OR AN INTERIM AUTHORIZATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-60.5-
10 (7)." on: Page 17, line 14; and Page 18, line 11.".
11
12

House Journal, April 21
27 HB22-1220 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
28 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
29 recommendation:
30
31 Amend the Education Committee Report, dated April 7, 2022, page 6,
32 after line 21 insert:
33
34 "Page 15 of the bill, after line 17 insert:
35 "(b) UP TO FIFTEEN PERCENT OF APPLICANTS FOR AN INITIAL
36 TEACHER LICENSE MAY USE THE PORTFOLIO OF COURSE WORK PATHWAY
37 DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (3)(a)(II) OF THIS SECTION.".
38
39 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.".
40
41 Page 7 of the committee report, strike line 22 and substitute:
42
43 "SECTION 9. Appropriation. (1) For the 2022-23 state fiscal
44 year, $720,612 is appropriated to the department of education. This
45 appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the
46 department may use this appropriation as follows:
47 (a) $689,737 for the office of professional services, which amount
48 is based on an assumption that the department will require an additional
49 3.6 FTE; and
50 (b) $30,875 for information technology services.
51 (2)(a) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $52,000,000 is
52 appropriated to the department of higher education. This appropriation is
53 from the economic recovery and relief cash fund created in section 24-75-
54 228 (2)(a), C.R.S., and is of money the state received from the federal
55 coronavirus state fiscal recovery fund. To implement this act, the
56 department may use this appropriation as follows:
1 (I) $39,000,000 for the student educator stipend program, which
2 amount is based on an assumption that the department will require an
3 additional 0.5 FTE;
4 (II) $3,000,000 for the educator test stipend program, which
5 amount is based on an assumption that the department will require an
6 additional 0.5 FTE; and
7 (III) $10,000,000 for the temporary educator loan forgiveness
8 program.
9 (b) Any money appropriated in this subsection (2) not expended
10 prior to July 1, 2023, is further appropriated to the department from July
11 1, 2023, through December 30, 2024, for the same purposes.
12 SECTION 10. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby
13 finds,".
14
15 Page 7 of the committee report, after line 35 insert:
16
17 "Page 1 of the bill, line 103, strike "WORKFORCE." and substitute
18 "WORKFORCE, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN
19 APPROPRIATION.".".
20
21

House Journal, April 21
35 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 21, 2022, and
36 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April
37 21, 2022.
38
39 Amendment No. 2, Education Report, dated April 7, 2022, and placed in
40 member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 8, 2022.
41
42 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Kipp:
43
44 Amend the Education Committee Report, dated April 7, 2022, page 5,
45 strike lines 30 and 31 and substitute:
46 "Page 14 of the bill, strike line 6 and substitute "(7) as follows:".".
47
48 Page 5 of the report, after line 31 insert:
49 "Page 14 of the bill, strike lines 8 through 25 and substitute "- rules.".".
50
51 Page 7 of the report, strike lines 28 through 35 and substitute:
52 "Strike "OR A TEMPORARY EDUCATOR ELIGIBILITY AUTHORIZATION
53 PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-60.5-111 (5)" and substitute "OR AN INTERIM
54 AUTHORIZATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-60.5-111 (7)" on: Page 17,
55 lines 4 and 5, 13 and 14, and 21 and 22; and Page 18, lines 10 and 11 and
56 22 and 23.
1 Strike "OR TEMPORARY EDUCATOR ELIGIBILITY AUTHORIZATION
2 PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-60.5-111 (5)" and substitute "OR AN INTERIM
3 AUTHORIZATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-60.5-111 (7)" on: Page 19,
4 lines 7 and 8 and 15 and 16.".".
5
6 Amendment No. 4, by Representative Kipp:
7
8 Amend the Education Committee Report, dated April 7, 2022, page 6,
9 strike lines 20 and 21 and substitute:
10 "Page 15 of the bill, strike lines 13 through 15 and substitute:
11 "(III) SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING AN EXAMINATION BY A REVIEW
12 PANEL OF AN APPROVED PORTFOLIO OF COURSE WORK; OR".".
13
14 Page 6 of the report, after line 25 insert:
15 "Page 15 of the bill, line 23, after "SECTION." insert "RECOMMENDATIONS
16 MAY INCLUDE A DEFINITION OF "SUFFICIENTLY HIGH EDUCATION COURSE
17 WORK GRADES" AND THE PROCESS FOR A REVIEW PANEL TO EXAMINE A
18 PORTFOLIO OF COURSE WORK.".".
19
20 Amendment No. 5, by Representative Kipp:
21
22 Amend the Education Committee Report, dated April 7, 2022, page 2,
23 line 9, strike "DECEMBER 31, 2024." and substitute "DECEMBER 30,
24 2024.".
25
26 Page 2, line 27, strike "DECEMBER 31, 2024." and substitute "DECEMBER
27 30, 2024.".
28
29 Page 4, line 25, strike "DECEMBER 31, 2024." and substitute "DECEMBER
30 30, 2024.".
31
32 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
33 Reading and Final Passage.
34

Senate Journal, April 28
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB22-1220 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations
with favorable recommendation.
Amend reengrossed bill, page 21, strike lines 22 through 25 and substitute:

"(II) SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING AN EXAMINATION BY A REVIEW PANEL
OF AN APPROVED PORTFOLIO OF COURSE WORK;
(III) SUBMITTING EVIDENCE OF ACHIEVING SUFFICIENTLY HIGH
EDUCATION COURSE WORK GRADES ON COURSE WORK ALIGNED WITH RELEVANT
STANDARDS; OR".

Page 22, strike lines 1 through 3 and substitute:

"(b) THE REVIEW PANEL MAY EXAMINE A PORTFOLIO OF COURSE WORK,
AS DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (3)(a)(II) OF THIS SECTION, FOR UP TO ONE
THOUSAND APPLICANTS FOR INITIAL TEACHER LICENSES. THE REVIEW PANEL
SHALL NOT EXAMINE A PORTFOLIO OF COURSE WORK FOR MORE THAN ONE
THOUSAND APPLICANTS FOR INITIAL TEACHER LICENSES.".


Education




HB22-1227 Sunset Health-care Work Force Data Advisory Group 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act implements the recommendation of the department of regulatory agencies, as specified in the department's sunset review of the health-care work force data advisory group, to sunset the advisory group.


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

Status: 2/11/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
3/8/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/11/2022 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/15/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/28/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/30/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
3/31/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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
4/12/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

HB22-1230 Employment Support And Job Retention Services 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act:

  • Expands the definition of "service provider" in the employment support and job retention services program (program) to include faith-based organizations and churches, community centers, neighborhood organizations, food banks, outreach providers, and local entities that provide employment services to community members;
  • Modifies the eligibility criteria for receiving services and the list of reimbursable services under the program;
  • Appropriates $250,000 annually from the general fund to the employment support and job retention services program cash fund;
  • Extends the program until September 1, 2029; and
  • Modifies the current reporting requirements to require the division of employment and training in the department of labor and employment to report on the efficacy of the program during the department's presentations at the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" hearings.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 2/11/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
3/9/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
3/17/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor 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 Passed - No Amendments
5/4/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
5/9/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/10/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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
5/16/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, May 3
25 HB22-1230 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
26 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
27 recommendation:
28
29 Amend the Business Affairs and Labor Committee Report, dated March
30 17, 2022, page 1, strike lines 1 through 6 and substitute:
31
32 "Amend printed bill, page 5, line 23, strike "(1)(a), (1)(c)," and substitute
33 "(1)(a)".
34
35 Page 6 of the bill, line 4, strike "FIVE HUNDRED" and substitute "TWO
36 HUNDRED FIFTY".
37
38 Page 6 of the bill, strike lines 8 through 13.".
39
40 Page 1 of the report, after line 10 insert:
41
42 "Page 6 of the bill, before line 24 insert:
43
44 "SECTION 7. Appropriation. (1) For the 2022-23 state fiscal
45 year, $250,000 is appropriated to the employment support and job
46 retention services program cash fund created in section 8-83-406 (1)(a),
47 C.R.S. This appropriation is from the general fund. The department of
48 labor and employment is responsible for the accounting related to this
49 appropriation.
50 (2) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $250,000 is appropriated to
51 the department of labor and employment for use by the division of
52 employment and training. This appropriation is from reappropriated funds
53 in the employment support and job retention services program cash fund
54 under subsection (1) of this section. To implement this act, the
55 department may use the appropriation for employment support and job
1 retention services.".
2
3 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
4
5 Page 1 of the bill, line 102 strike "PROGRAM." and substitute "PROGRAM,
6 AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".".
7
8

House Journal, May 3
36 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated May 3, 2022, and
37 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May 3,
38 2022.
39
40 Amendment No. 2, Business Affairs & Labor Report, dated March 17,
41 2022, and placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House
42 Journal, March 17, 2022.
43
44 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
45 Reading and Final Passage.
46

Senate Journal, May 9
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB22-1230 be
referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable recommendation.
Amend reengrossed bill, page 7, line 3, strike "section." and substitute "section
and is based on an assumption that the department will require an additional 0.5
FTE.".


Appro-
priations



HB22-1245 Foster Youth In Transition Program Clarifications 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act updates and clarifies language related to the foster youth in transition program (program), including:

  • Defining "dependent on the court" as being under the juvenile court's jurisdiction;
  • Directing the court to advise the juvenile of specific services;
  • Repealing certain provisions related to continuing jurisdiction of the court;
  • Adding provisions to the program for juveniles or youths who were in a dependency and neglect case or other case pursuant to the Children's Code;
  • Updating and specifying the form and content of the petition for the program; and
  • Adding language and requirements concerning the initial hearing related to the program.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 2/17/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/2/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/7/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/8/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/10/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/16/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/21/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/22/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/5/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/5/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/6/2022 Sent to the Governor
4/12/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, March 7
8 Amendment No. 1, Judiciary Report, dated March 2, 2022, and placed in
9 member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, March 3, 2022.
10
11 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
12 Reading and Final Passage.



HB22-1255 Improve Higher Education For Students With A Disability 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

Beginning in 2024, the act 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 act 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 this bill as enacted.)

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
Amendments:

House Journal, March 21
6 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated March 16, 2022, and placed
7 in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, March 17,
8 2022.
9
10 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
11 Reading and Final Passage.
12



HB22-1259 Modifications To Colorado Works Program 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 11 2022
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS
(10) in house calendar.
Summary:

The act 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 act 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 act removes the ban on eligibility.

No later than July 1, 2023, the act requires the state board to promulgate rules establishing statewide standards and procedures that require counties to:

  • 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; and
  • Inform and not penalize any applicant or household that demonstrates good cause for an exemption from work requirements which includes, 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 is experiencing hardship.

The act 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.

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. For the state fiscal year commencing July 1, 2022, the act requires the amount of the 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, 2024, and each state fiscal year thereafter, the act requires the amount of the basic cash assistance grant to equal or exceed 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.

On July 1, 2022, the act requires the state treasurer to transfer $21.5 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 act requires the state department to first expend any money remaining that is transferred to the Colorado long-term works reserve from the cash fund. The state department shall then expend money in an amount equal to one-third of the amount necessary to cover any such increase from available "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families" (TANF) funds, and an amount equal to two-thirds of the amount necessary to cover any such increase that the general assembly appropriates to the state department from the state general fund or any other available fund.

If the total statewide county TANF reserve falls below 15% of the county block grant amount, the act 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 act 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 act strongly encourages a county department 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 act 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.

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 act requires the percentage not to exceed one dollar.

The act requires the works allocation committee to review, at least quarterly, the balance of the Colorado long-term works reserve, the balance of the total statewide county TANF reserve, and the amount of basic cash assistance grants provided to participants to monitor whether the reserves will fall below specified amounts.

The act 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 act requires the state department to develop an outreach and engagement plan to promote access to the works program for eligible persons.

The act appropriates:

  • $3,500,00 from the economic recovery and relief cash fund to the department of human services for use by the office of economic security;
  • $9,849,303 from the Colorado long-term works reserve 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: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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
Amendments:

House Journal, April 13
35 HB22-1259 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
36 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
37 recommendation:
38
39 Amend printed bill, page 5, after line 18 insert:
40
19 41 "(f) To support the economic recovery from the COVID-
42 pandemic, the department of human services may receive additional
43 money to support subsidized training and employment. The money may
44 be used to support current Colorado works participants and individuals
45 who are eligible for short-term non-recurrent assistance and other
46 assistance, as defined by the state board of human services, whose
47 income does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty level.".
48
49 Page 5, after line 27 insert:
50
51 "(3) The general assembly further finds and declares that the
52 increase in basic cash assistance grants and funding for subsidized
53 employment established in this act are critical government services.".
54
55
1 Page 7, line 20, strike "INCLUDES" and substitute "INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT
2 LIMITED TO,".
3
4 Page 7, line 23, after "AGE;" insert "OR".
5
6 Page 7, line 25, strike "OR" and substitute "AND".
7
8 Page 7, strike lines 26 and 27.
9
10 Page 8, strike lines 1 and 2.
11
12 Page 8, strike lines 11 and 12 and substitute "REQUIRE COUNTIES TO
13 INFORM AND NOT PENALIZE ANY APPLICANT OR HOUSEHOLD THAT
14 DEMONSTRATES GOOD CAUSE FOR AN EXEMPTION FROM WORK
15 REQUIREMENTS, WHICH INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO,".
16
17 Page 8, line 15, after "AGE;" insert "OR".
18
19 Page 8, line 17, strike "OR" and substitute "AND".
20
21 Page 8, strike lines 18 through 21.
22
23 Page 9, strike lines 24 through 27 and substitute "becoming employed.".
24
25 Page 10, strike lines 1 through 4 and substitute "The rules promulgated
26 by".
27
28 Page 10, line 14, strike "BY THE 2027-28 STATE".
29
30 Page 10, strike line 15 and substitute "FOR THE STATE FISCAL YEAR
31 COMMENCING JULY 1, 2022, is equal to or".
32
33 Page 10, strike lines 21 through 27 and substitute "a participant in a
34 similarly sized household on January 1, 2008, ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF
35 THE AMOUNT OF BASIC CASH ASSISTANCE IN 2021, PLUS TWENTY PERCENT.
36 FOR THE STATE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING JULY 1, 2023, AND EACH
37 STATE FISCAL YEAR THEREAFTER, THE AMOUNT OF BASIC CASH
38 ASSISTANCE MUST BE EQUAL TO OR EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF BASIC CASH
39 ASSISTANCE FOR THE PREVIOUS STATE FISCAL YEAR PLUS A TWO PERCENT
40 COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT OR A COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT THAT IS
41 EQUAL TO THE AVERAGE OF THE FEDERAL SOCIAL SECURITY
42 ADMINISTRATION'S COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR THAT FISCAL YEAR
43 PLUS THE PREVIOUS TWO FISCAL YEARS, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.".
44
45 Strike page 11.
46
47 Page 12, strike lines 1 through 16 and substitute:
48
49 "(II) (A) ON JULY 1, 2022, THE STATE TREASURER SHALL
50 TRANSFER EIGHTEEN MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY
51 AND RELIEF CASH FUND, CREATED IN SECTION 24-75-228, TO THE
52 COLORADO LONG-TERM WORKS RESERVE TO COVER ANY INCREASE IN
53 BASIC CASH ASSISTANCE ABOVE THE AMOUNT OF BASIC CASH ASSISTANCE
54 IN STATE FISCAL YEAR 2021-22.
55
1 (B) THE MONEY TRANSFERRED PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION
2 (1)(b)(II)(A) OF THIS SECTION MUST BE EXPENDED NO LATER THAN
3 DECEMBER 30, 2026.
4 (C) THIS SUBSECTION (1)(b)(II) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1,
5 2027.
6 (III) (A) BEGINNING STATE FISCAL YEAR 2023-24, AND EACH
7 STATE FISCAL YEAR THEREAFTER, THE STATE DEPARTMENT SHALL EXPEND
8 MONEY IN EQUAL AMOUNTS FROM THE STATE GENERAL FUND, THE
9 UNCLAIMED PROPERTY TRUST FUND CREATED IN SECTION 38-13-801, AND
10 AVAILABLE TANF FUNDS, WHICH MUST INCLUDE FUNDS IN THE
11 COLORADO LONG-TERM WORKS RESERVE AND THE TOTAL STATEWIDE
12 COUNTY TANF RESERVE TO COVER ANY INCREASE IN BASIC CASH
13 ASSISTANCE ABOVE THE AMOUNT OF BASIC CASH ASSISTANCE IN STATE
14 FISCAL YEAR 2021-22. THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND COUNTIES SHALL
15 IDENTIFY AN EQUITABLE PORTION OF THE COLORADO LONG-TERM WORKS
16 RESERVE AND TOTAL STATEWIDE COUNTY TANF RESERVE FOR THE
17 IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SUBSECTION (1)(b)(III)(A).
18 (B) IF THE TOTAL STATEWIDE COUNTY TANF RESERVE FALLS
19 BELOW FIFTEEN PERCENT OF THE COUNTY BLOCK GRANT AMOUNT, THE
20 GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE MONEY FROM THE COLORADO
21 LONG-TERM WORKS RESERVE TO THE COUNTY BLOCK GRANT UNTIL THE
22 BALANCE OF THE TOTAL STATEWIDE COUNTY TANF RESERVE EXCEEDS
23 FIFTEEN PERCENT OF THE COUNTY BLOCK GRANT AMOUNT OR UNTIL THE
24 COLORADO LONG-TERM WORKS RESERVE FALLS BELOW TWENTY-FIVE
25 PERCENT OF THE STATE BLOCK GRANT AMOUNT.
26 (C) IF THE COLORADO LONG-TERM WORKS RESERVE FALLS BELOW
27 TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE STATE BLOCK GRANT AMOUNT AND THE
28 TOTAL STATEWIDE COUNTY TANF RESERVE EXCEEDS FIFTEEN PERCENT
29 OF THE COUNTY BLOCK GRANT AMOUNT, THE COUNTIES SHALL FUND THE
30 TANF PROGRAM FROM AVAILABLE TANF FUNDS UNTIL THE TOTAL
31 STATEWIDE COUNTY TANF RESERVE FALLS BELOW FIFTEEN PERCENT OF
32 THE COUNTY BLOCK GRANT AMOUNT. COUNTIES ARE ONLY REQUIRED TO
33 SPEND AVAILABLE TANF MONEY, INCLUDING COUNTY TANF RESERVES
34 AND THE MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT, FOR THE COLORADO WORKS
35 PROGRAM.
36 (IV) BEGINNING JANUARY 2023, AND EACH JANUARY
37 THEREAFTER, THE JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE SHALL AT LEAST ANNUALLY
38 REVIEW THE BALANCE OF THE COLORADO LONG-TERM WORKS RESERVE
39 AND THE TOTAL STATEWIDE COUNTY TANF RESERVE, AND, IF THE JOINT
40 BUDGET COMMITTEE DETERMINES THAT THE BALANCE OF THE COLORADO
41 LONG-TERM WORKS RESERVE WILL FALL BELOW TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT
42 OF THE STATE BLOCK GRANT AMOUNT AND THE BALANCE OF THE TOTAL
43 STATEWIDE COUNTY TANF RESERVE WILL FALL BELOW FIFTEEN PERCENT
44 OF THE COUNTY BLOCK GRANT AMOUNT IN THE CURRENT OR NEXT STATE
45 FISCAL YEAR, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE MONEY FROM
46 THE STATE GENERAL FUND OR THE UNCLAIMED PROPERTY TRUST FUND TO
47 COVER ANY INCREASE IN BASIC CASH ASSISTANCE ABOVE THE AMOUNT OF
48 BASIC CASH ASSISTANCE IN STATE FISCAL YEAR 2021-22 UNTIL THE
49 BALANCE OF THE COLORADO LONG-TERM WORKS RESERVE EXCEEDS
50 TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE STATE BLOCK GRANT AMOUNT AND THE
51 TOTAL STATEWIDE COUNTY TANF RESERVE EXCEEDS FIFTEEN PERCENT
52 OF THE COUNTY BLOCK GRANT AMOUNT.
53
1 (V) THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND A COUNTY DEPARTMENT THAT
2 RECEIVES MONEY FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT PURSUANT TO THIS
3 SECTION SHALL COMPLY WITH THE COMPLIANCE, REPORTING,
4 RECORD-KEEPING, AND PROGRAM EVALUATION REQUIREMENTS
5 ESTABLISHED BY THE OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING AND BUDGETING AND
6 THE STATE CONTROLLER IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 24-75-226 (5).".
7
8 Page 13, lines 3 and 4, strike "is strongly encouraged to SHALL ATTEMPT
9 TO" and substitute "is strongly encouraged to".
10
11 Page 13, strike line 25 through 27 and substitute:
12
13 "(2) Repealed.".
14
15 Page 14, line 1, strike "WORKS PROGRAM.".
16
17 Page 14, line 15, strike "THE" and substitute "TO THE EXTENT
18 PRACTICABLE, THE".
19
20 Page 14, line 16, strike "SHALL" and substitute "MAY".
21
22 Page 15, line 10, strike "DATA" and substitute "TO THE EXTENT
23 PRACTICABLE, DATA".
24
25 Page 15, after line 15 insert:
26
27 "(4) THE STATE DEPARTMENT MAY REVIEW AND CONSIDER
28 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF
29 THIS SECTION.".
30
31 Page 16, after line 1 insert:
32
33 "SECTION 9. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-2-720.5, amend
34 (3) as follows:
35 26-2-720.5. County block grant support fund - created.
36 (3) (a) A county that meets the criteria established by the state
37 department and the works allocation committee pursuant to subsection (2)
38 of this section may request moneys MONEY from the county block grant
39 support fund. Priority shall be given to any county that exhausts all
40 moneys MONEY available in the county's block grant for the Colorado
41 works program for that fiscal year.
42 (b) A COUNTY THAT IS PROJECTED TO EXHAUST ALL MONEY
43 AVAILABLE IN THE COUNTY'S TANF RESERVE AND FACES A LOCAL OR
44 STATEWIDE NATURAL DISASTER OR OTHER EMERGENCY MAY REQUEST
45 MONEY FROM THE COUNTY BLOCK GRANT SUPPORT FUND. THE STATE
46 DEPARTMENT, WITH INPUT FROM THE WORKS ALLOCATION COMMITTEE,
47 SHALL DEVELOP CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES TO INCLUDE USE OF THE
48 FUND IN CIRCUMSTANCES OF A NATURAL DISASTER OR OTHER
49 EMERGENCY.".
50
51 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
52
53 Page 16, strike line 21.
54
55 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
1 Page 17, line 2, strike "IN" and substitute "THROUGH".
2
3 Page 17, line 3, after "TO" insert "SOCIAL MEDIA,".
4
5 Page 17, strike lines 18 through 21.
6
7 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
8
9 Page 18, line 4, after "CULTURALLY" insert "AND LINGUISTICALLY".
10
11 Page 18, line 7, strike "STATE;" and substitute "STATE, OR, IN THE
12 INSTANCE OF A MONOLINGUAL SPEAKER OF A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN THE
13 SEVEN MOST COMMON LANGUAGES, USE BEST EFFORTS TO PROVIDE
14 SUPPORTS AND COMMUNICATION IN THE LANGUAGE SPOKEN BY THE
15 INDIVIDUAL;".
16
17 Page 18, lines 12 and 13, strike "ANY ALLOCATION OR POLICY ADVISORY
18 COMMITTEES." and substitute "OTHER POLICY CHANGES THAT IMPACT
19 RECIPIENTS.".
20
21 Page 18, after line 25 insert:
22
23 "(5) BEGINNING JANUARY 2023, AND EACH JANUARY
24 THEREAFTER, THE STATE DEPARTMENT SHALL INCLUDE INFORMATION ON
25 THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REQUIREMENTS IN THIS SECTION IN ITS
26 REPORT TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PUBLIC AND BEHAVIORAL
27 HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE AND THE SENATE HEALTH AND
28 HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE, OR THEIR SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES, AS
29 PART OF ITS "STATE MEASUREMENT FOR ACCOUNTABLE, RESPONSIVE,
30 AND TRANSPARENT (SMART) GOVERNMENT ACT" PRESENTATION
31 REQUIRED BY SECTION 2-7-203.
32 (6) THE STATE DEPARTMENT MAY REVIEW AND CONSIDER
33 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF
34 THIS SECTION.".
35 SECTION 11. Appropriation. For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
36 $7,000,000 is appropriated to the department of human services for use
37 by the office of economic security. This appropriation is from the
38 economic recovery and relief cash fund created in section 24-75-228,
39 C.R.S., and is of money the state received from the federal coronavirus
40 state fiscal recovery fund. To implement this act, the office may use this
41 appropriation for the employment opportunities with wages program. Any
42 money appropriated in this section not expended prior to July 1, 2023, is
43 further appropriated to the office from July 1, 2023, through December
44 30, 2024, for the same purpose.".
45
46 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
47
48 Strike "(4)(e)" and substitute "(4)(d)" on: Page 18, lines 15, 22, and 24.
49
50

House Journal, April 28
19 HB22-1259 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
20 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
21 recommendation:
22
23 Amend the Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Committee
24 Report, dated April 12, 2022, page 2, line 15, strike "TWENTY" and
25 substitute "TEN".
26
27 Page 2, line 30, after "ASSISTANCE" insert "PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION".
28
29 Page 3, line 6, after "SHALL" insert "FIRST EXPEND ANY MONEY
30 REMAINING THAT IS TRANSFERRED TO THE COLORADO LONG-TERM WORKS
31 RESERVE PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (1)(b)(II) OF THIS SECTION AND
32 THEN".
33
34 Page 6, line 11, strike "SECTION"." and substitute "SECTION.".
35
36 Page 6, strike line 21 and substitute:
37
38 "30, 2024, for the same purpose.
39 SECTION 12. Appropriation. (1) For the 2022-23 state fiscal
40 year, $12,824,070 is appropriated to the department of human services.
41 This appropriation is from the Colorado long-term works reserve created
42 in section 26-2-721 (1), C.R.S. To implement this act, the department
43 may use this appropriation as follows:
44 (a) $382,903 for use by the office of economic security for
45 administration related to the employment and benefits division, which
46 amount is based on an assumption that the division will require an
47 additional 5.0 FTE;
48 (b) $11,374,767 for use by the office of economic security for
49 county block grants; and
50 (c) $1,066,400 for use by the office of economic security for
51 operating and contract expenses related to the Colorado benefits
52 management system.
53
1 (2) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $1,066,400 is appropriated
2 to the office of the governor for use by the office of information
3 technology. This appropriation is from reappropriated funds received
4 from the department of human services under subsection (1)(c) of this
5 section. To implement this act, the office may use this appropriation to
6 provide information technology services for the department of human
7 services.".".
8
9 Page 6, after line 23 insert:
10
11 "Page 1 of the bill, line 101, strike "PROGRAM." and substitute
12 "PROGRAM, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN
13 APPROPRIATION.".".
14
15

House Journal, April 28
5 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 28, 2022, and
6 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
7 April 28, 2022.
8
9 Amendment No. 2, Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
10 Report, dated April 12, 2022, and placed in member’s bill file; Report
11 also printed in House Journal, April 13, 2022..
12
13 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
14 Reading and Final Passage.
15



HB22-1266 State Employee Total Compensation Philosophy 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The total compensation philosophy for employees in the state personnel system is modified to specify that it is the policy of the state to provide innovative total compensation that meets or exceeds total compensation provided by public or private sector employers to officers and employees in the state personnel system to ensure the recruitment, motivation, and retention of a qualified and competent workforce. References to "prevailing" total compensation and "prevailing practices" in connection with state employee benefits are eliminated.


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

Status: 2/25/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
3/3/2022 House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/4/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
3/7/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/8/2022 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 with Amendments - Floor
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
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
Amendments:

Senate Journal, March 18
HB22-1266 by Representative(s) Tipper and Gray; also Senator(s) Winter--Concerning modifications to
the state employee total compensation philosophy to provide flexibility in state employee
total compensation practices.

Amendment No. 1(L.002), by Senator Moreno.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, line 16, after "24-50-603 (9)." insert "ANY
MONETARY COMPONENTS OF TOTAL COMPENSATION ARE SUBJECT TO
AVAILABLE APPROPRIATIONS BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.".

As amended, ordered revised and placed on the calendar for third reading and final
passage.




HB22-1270 Change Term Name-based Criminal History Record Check 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act changes the term "name-based criminal history record check" to "name-based judicial record check" throughout the Colorado Revised Statutes.


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

Status: 2/25/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/16/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/21/2022 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/22/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/23/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/31/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary 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
Amendments:

HB22-1278 Behavioral Health Administration 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act creates the behavioral health administration (BHA) in the department of human services (department) to create a coordinated, cohesive, and effective behavioral health system in the state. The BHA will handle most of the behavioral health programs that were previously handled by the office of behavioral health in the department. The act establishes a commissioner as the head of the BHA and authorizes the commissioner and state board of human services to adopt and amend rules that previously were promulgated by the executive director of the department.

By July 1, 2024, the act requires the BHA to establish:

  • A statewide behavioral health grievance system;
  • A behavioral health performance monitoring system;
  • A comprehensive behavioral health safety net system;
  • Regionally-based behavioral health administrative service organizations;
  • The BHA as the licensing authority for all behavioral health entities; and
  • The BHA advisory council to provide feedback to the BHA on the behavioral health system in the state.

The act transfers to the department of public health and environment responsibility for community prevention and early intervention programs previously administered by the department.

The act makes extensive conforming amendments.

The act appropriates from the general fund to the department:

  • $671,538 for use by the executive director's office;
  • $542,470 for administration and finance; and
  • $2,495,231 for use by the behavioral health administration;

The act makes various adjustments to the 2022 general appropriations act for the department, the department of public health and environment, and the legislative department.

The act appropriates to the department of public health and environment $638,608 for use by the prevention services division of which $48,111 is from the general fund and $590,497 is from the marijuana tax cash fund.

The act appropriates to the department of public health and environment:

  • From reappropriated federal funds $8,181,248 for use by the prevention services division;
  • From the marijuana tax cash fund $18,127 for administration; and
  • From the general fund $11,846 for use by administration and support.

The act appropriates from the general fund to the department of health care policy and financing, $246,399 for use by the executive director's office.

The act appropriates from the division of insurance cash fund $142,766 to the department of regulatory agencies for use by the division of insurance.


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

Status: 3/2/2022 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
3/29/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/29/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Reconsider to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
4/8/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/11/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/12/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/27/2022 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 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
5/25/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/25/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/25/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, April 8
7 HB22-1278 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
8 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
9 recommendation:
10
11 Amend the Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Committee
12 Report, dated March 29, 2022, page 25, after line 26 insert:
13
14 "SECTION 223. Appropriation. (1) For the 2022-23 state fiscal
15 year, $671,538 is appropriated to the department of human services for
16 use by the executive director's office. This appropriation is from the
17 general fund. To implement this act, the office may use this appropriation
18 as follows:
19 (a) $259,000 for health life and dental;
20 (b) $3,703 for short-term disability;
21 (c) $115,705 for S.B. 04-257 amortization equalization
22 disbursement;
23 (d) $115,705 for S.B. 06-235 supplemental amortization
24 equalization disbursement; and
25 (e) $177,426 for the purchase of legal services.
26 (2) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $177,426 is appropriated to
27 the department of law. This appropriation is from reappropriated funds
28 received from the department of human services under subsection (1)(e)
29 of this section and is based on an assumption that the department of law
30 will require an additional 1.0 FTE. To implement this act, the department
31 of law may use this appropriation to provide legal services for the
32 department of human services.
33 SECTION 224. Appropriation. (1) For the 2022-23 state fiscal
34 year, $542,470 is appropriated to the department of human services for
35 administration and finance. This appropriation is from the general fund.
36 To implement this act, the office may use this appropriation as follows:
37 (a) $479,380 for personal services related to administration, which
38 amount is based on an assumption that the department will require an
39 additional 4.5 FTE; and
40 (b) $63,090 for operating expenses related to administration.
41 SECTION 225. Appropriation. For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
42 $2,495,231 is appropriated to the department of human services for use
43 by the behavioral health administration. This appropriation is from the
44 general fund and is based on an assumption that the administration will
45 require an additional 21.4 FTE. To implement this act, the administration
46 may use this appropriation for program administration related to
47 community behavioral health administration.
48 SECTION 226. Appropriation - adjustments to 2022 long bill.
49 (1) To implement this act, appropriations made in the annual general
50 appropriation act for the 2022-23 state fiscal year to the department of
51 human services are adjusted as follows:
52 (a) The general fund appropriation for use by the behavioral
53 health administration for prevention programs is decreased by $37,565;
54
1 (b) The general fund appropriation for use by the behavioral
2 health administration for community prevention and treatment programs
3 is decreased by $10,546;
4 (c) The cash funds appropriation from the marijuana tax cash fund
5 created in section 36-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S., for use by the behavioral
6 health administration for community prevention and treatment programs
7 is decreased by $498,550; and
8 (d) The cash funds appropriation from the marijuana tax cash fund
9 created in section 36-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S., for use by the behavioral
10 health administration for community behavioral health administration
11 program administration is decreased by $91,947, and the related FTE is
12 decreased by 11.2 FTE.
13 (2) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $638,518 is appropriated to
14 the department of public health and environment for use by the prevention
15 services division. This appropriation consists of $48,021 from the general
16 fund and $590,497 from the marijuana tax cash fund created in section
17 36-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S., and is based on an assumption that the division
18 will require an additional 11.2 FTE. To implement this act, the division
19 may use this appropriation for prevention programming.
20 (3) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $8,181,248 is appropriated
21 to the department of public health and environment for use by the
22 prevention services division. This appropriation is from reappropriated
23 funds that originated as federal substance abuse prevention and treatment
24 block grant funds reflected in multiple line items in the department of
25 human services. To implement this act, the division may use this
26 appropriation for prevention programming. This figure is subject to the
27 "(I)" notation as defined in the annual general appropriation act for the
28 same fiscal year.
29 SECTION 227. Appropriation. For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
30 $11,846 is appropriated to the department of public health and
31 environment for use by administration and support. This appropriation is
32 from the general fund and is based on an assumption that the department
33 will require an additional 0.2 FTE. To implement this act, the department
34 may use this appropriation for personal services related to administration.
35 SECTION 228. Appropriation - adjustments to 2022 long bill.
36 To implement this act, the general fund appropriation made in the annual
37 general appropriation act for the 2022-23 state fiscal year to the
38 department of public health and environment for use by the health
39 facilities and emergency medical services division for behavioral health
40 entity licensing is decreased by $36,033, and the related FTE is decreased
41 by 0.4 FTE.
42 SECTION 229. Appropriation. (1) For the 2022-23 state fiscal
43 year, $246,399 is appropriated to the department of health care policy and
44 financing for use by the executive director's office. This appropriation is
45 from the general fund. To implement this act, the office may use this
46 appropriation as follows:
47 (a) $227,524 for personal services, which amount is based on an
48 assumption that the office will require an additional 4.5 FTE; and
49 (b) $18,875 for operating expenses.
50 (2) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, the general assembly
51 anticipates that the department of health care policy and financing will
52 receive $246,399 in federal funds to implement this act, which amount is
53 subject to the "(I)" notation as defined in the annual general appropriation
54 act for the same fiscal year. The appropriation in subsection (1) of this
55 section is based on the assumption that the department will receive this
1 amount of federal funds to be used as follows:
2 (a) $227,524 for personal services; and
3 (b) $18,875 for operating expenses.
4 SECTION 230. Appropriation. (1) For the 2022-23 state fiscal
5 year, $142,766 is appropriated to the department of regulatory agencies
6 for use by the division of insurance. This appropriation is from the
7 division of insurance cash fund created in section 10-1-103 (3), C.R.S. To
8 implement this act, the division may use this appropriation as follows:
9 (a) $127,666 for personal services, which amount is based on an
10 assumption that the division will require an additional 2.0 FTE;
11 (b) $15,100 for operating expenses.".
12
13 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
14
15 Page 25 of the committee report, after line 29 insert "Page 1 of the bill,
16 line 102, strike "ADMINISTRATION." and substitute "ADMINISTRATION,
17 AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AND REDUCING AN
18 APPROPRIATION.".".
19
20

House Journal, April 11
5 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 8, 2022, and
6 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April
7 8, 2022.
8
9 Amendment No. 2, Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
10 Report, dated March 29, 2022, and placed in member’s bill file; Report
11 also printed in House Journal, March 30, 2022.
12
13 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Pelton.
14
15 Amend the Public and Behavioral Health and Human Services Committee
16 Report, dated March 29, 2022, page 21, strike line 3 and substitute:
17
18 ""SECTION 213. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 25-1.5-103, add
19 (1)(a)(I)(A.5) as follows:
20 25-1.5-103. Health facilities - powers and duties of department
21 - limitations on rules promulgated by department - definitions -
22 repeal. (1) The department has, in addition to all other powers and duties
23 imposed upon it by law, the powers and duties provided in this section as
24 follows:
25 (a) (I) (A.5) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBSECTION
26 (1)(a)(I)(A) OF THIS SECTION, AFTER JUNE 30, 2023, THE DEPARTMENT
27 SHALL NOT ISSUE A LICENSE TO A COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER,
28 AN ACUTE TREATMENT UNIT, OR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ENTITIES. PRIOR TO
29 THE EXPIRATION OF ANY LICENSE ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO SUCH AN
30 ENTITY, THE ENTITY SHALL APPLY TO THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
31 ADMINISTRATION PURSUANT TO PART 5 OF ARTICLE 50 OF TITLE 27. THIS
32 SUBSECTION (1)(a)(I)(A.5) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2024.
33 SECTION 214. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 27-66-101,".
34
35 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
36
37 Page 22, after line 41 insert:
38
39 "SECTION 216. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 12-280-135,
40 amend (1)(b) as follows:
41 12-280-135. Unused medication - licensed facilities -
42 correctional facilities - reuse - definitions - rules. (1) As used in this
43 section, unless the context otherwise requires:
44 (b) "Licensed facility" means a hospital, hospital unit, community
45 mental health center, acute treatment unit BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY
46 NET PROVIDER, hospice, nursing care facility, assisted living residence, or
47 any other facility that is required to be licensed pursuant to section
48 25-3-101, or a licensed long-term care facility as defined in section
49 25-1-124 (2.5)(b).
50 SECTION 217. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 13-21-117, amend
51 (1)(a) as follows:
52 13-21-117. Civil liability - mental health providers - duty to
53 warn - definitions. (1) As used in this section, unless the context
54 otherwise requires:
55
1 (a) "Mental health provider" means a physician, social worker,
2 psychiatric nurse, psychologist, or other mental health professional, or a
3 mental health hospital, community mental health center or clinic
4 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ENTITY, institution, or their staff.
5 SECTION 218. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend
6 13-64-303.5 as follows:
7 13-64-303.5. Exclusion - mental health- care facilities. The
8 provisions of section 13-64-301 do not apply to any outpatient mental
9 health-care facility, including but not limited to a community mental
10 health center or clinic A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY NET PROVIDER, and
11 to any extended care facility or hospice with sixteen or fewer inpatient
12 beds, including but not limited to nursing homes or rehabilitation
13 facilities. The department of public health and environment shall by rule
14 establish financial responsibility standards which THAT are less than those
15 prescribed in this section for classes of health-care institutions which
16 THAT have less risk of exposure to medical malpractice claims or for
17 other reasons that render the limits provided in section 13-64-301 (1)(b)
18 unreasonable or unattainable.
19 SECTION 219. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 14-15-107, amend
20 (5)(n) as follows:
21 14-15-107. Rights, benefits, protections, duties, obligations,
22 responsibilities, and other incidents of parties to a civil union.
23 (5) Rights, benefits, protections, duties, obligations, responsibilities, and
24 other incidents under law as are granted to or imposed upon spouses, that
25 apply in like manner to parties to a civil union under this section, include
26 but are not limited to:
27 (n) Laws or rules regarding the right to visit a partner who is in a
28 correctional facility, as defined in section 17-1-102 (1.7), a local jail, as
29 defined in section 17-1-102 (7), or a private contract prison, as defined in
30 section 17-1-102 (7.3), or who is receiving treatment in a public hospital
31 or a licensed private hospital, clinic, community mental health center or
32 clinic, or acute treatment unit BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY NET
33 PROVIDER, or institution that provides treatment for a person with a
34 behavioral or mental health disorder;
35 SECTION 220. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 16-8-115, amend
36 (3)(b) and (3)(e) as follows:
37 16-8-115. Release from commitment after verdict of not guilty
38 by reason of insanity or not guilty by reason of impaired mental
39 condition. (3) (b) When a defendant is conditionally released, the chief
40 officer of the institution in which the defendant is committed shall
41 forthwith give written notice of the terms and conditions of such release
42 to the executive director of the department of human services and to the
43 director of any community mental health center which BEHAVIORAL
44 HEALTH SAFETY NET PROVIDER THAT may be charged with continued
45 treatment of the defendant. The director of such mental health center
46 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY NET PROVIDER, shall make written reports
47 every three months to the executive director of the department of human
48 services and to the district attorney for the judicial district where the
49 defendant was committed and to the district attorney for any judicial
50 district where the defendant may be required to receive treatment
51 concerning the treatment and status of the defendant. Such reports shall
52 include all known violations of the terms and conditions of the
53 defendant's release and any changes in the defendant's mental status
54 which THAT would indicate that the defendant has become ineligible to
55 remain on conditional release as defined in section 16-8-102 (4.5).
56
1 (e) As long as the defendant is granted conditional release and is
2 subject to the provisions thereof, there shall be free transmission of all
3 information, including clinical information regarding the defendant,
4 among the department of human services, the appropriate community
5 mental health centers BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY NET PROVIDERS, and
6 appropriate district attorneys, law enforcement, and court personnel.
7 SECTION 221. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 16-11.9-203,
8 amend (5) introductory portion as follows:
9 16-11.9-203. Statewide behavioral health court liaison
10 program - established - purpose - administration. (5) Each judicial
11 district shall use allocated program money to partner with community
12 mental health providers such as a community mental health center, that
13 are able to provide a continuum of community-based behavioral health
14 services in their region to accomplish the program goals set forth in
15 subsections (1) and (2) of this section. Program money may be used for
16 the purposes established by the state court administrator pursuant to
17 subsection (3) of this section, including but not limited to:
18 SECTION 222. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 16-11.9-204,
19 amend as amended by House Bill 22-1278 (1)(f)(III) introductory
20 portion as follows:
21 16-11.9-204. Behavioral health court liaisons - duties and
22 responsibilities - consultation and collaboration. (1) A court liaison
23 hired pursuant to this part 2 has the following duties and responsibilities:
24 (f) Identifying existing programs and resources that are already
25 available in the community, including but not limited to:
26 (III) Community mental health centers BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
27 SAFETY NET PROVIDERS and other local community behavioral health
28 providers that receive state funding through the behavioral health
29 administration in the department of human services for services such as:
30 SECTION 223. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-1.9-102,
31 amend (1)(a)(IV) and (1)(a)(V) as follows:
32 24-1.9-102. Memorandum of understanding - local-level
33 interagency oversight groups - individualized service and support
34 teams - coordination of services for children and families -
35 requirements - waiver. (1) (a) Local representatives of each of the
36 agencies specified in this subsection (1)(a) and county departments of
37 human or social services may enter into memorandums of understanding
38 that are designed to promote a collaborative system of local-level
39 interagency oversight groups and individualized service and support
40 teams to coordinate and manage the provision of services to children and
41 families who would benefit from integrated multi-agency services. The
42 memorandums of understanding entered into pursuant to this subsection
43 (1) must be between interested county departments of human or social
44 services and local representatives of each of the following agencies or
45 entities:
46 (IV) Each community mental health center COMPREHENSIVE
47 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY NET PROVIDER;
48 (V) Each behavioral health ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
49 organization;
50 SECTION 224. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-110-207.5,
51 amend as it will become effective July 1, 2024, (1)(a) as follows:
52 24-110-207.5. Certification of certain entities as local public
53 procurement units - rules - report. (1) The executive director may
54 certify any of the following entities as a local public procurement unit:
55
1 (a) Any nonprofit community mental health center, as defined in
2 section 27-66-101, any nonprofit community mental health clinic, as
3 defined in section 27-66-101 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY NET PROVIDER,
4 AS DEFINED IN SECTION 27-50-101, any nonprofit case management
5 agency, as defined in section 25.5-6-1702 (2), or any nonprofit service
6 agency, as defined in section 25.5-10-202, if the entity uses the supplies,
7 services, or construction procured for the public mental health system or
8 the public developmental disability system;
9 SECTION 225. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 25-1-1202, amend
10 (1)(u) as follows:
11 25-1-1202. Index of statutory sections regarding medical
12 record confidentiality and health information. (1) Statutory provisions
13 concerning policies, procedures, and references to the release, sharing,
14 and use of medical records and health information include the following:
15 (u) Section 13-21-117, C.R.S., concerning civil liability of a
16 mental health professional, mental health hospital, community mental
17 health center, or clinic OR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY NET PROVIDER
18 related to a duty to warn or protect;
19 SECTION 226. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 25-1.5-103,
20 amend (1)(a)(I)(A); and repeal (2)(a), (2)(a.3), and (2)(b) as follows:
21 25-1.5-103. Health facilities - powers and duties of department
22 - limitations on rules promulgated by department - definitions.
23 (1) The department has, in addition to all other powers and duties
24 imposed upon it by law, the powers and duties provided in this section as
25 follows:
26 (a) (I) (A) To annually license and to establish and enforce
27 standards for the operation of general hospitals, hospital units as defined
28 in section 25-3-101 (2), freestanding emergency departments as defined
29 in section 25-1.5-114, psychiatric hospitals, community clinics,
30 rehabilitation hospitals, convalescent centers, community mental health
31 centers, acute treatment units, behavioral health entities, facilities for
32 persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, nursing care
33 facilities, hospice care, assisted living residences, dialysis treatment
34 clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, birthing centers, home care agencies,
35 and other facilities of a like nature, except those wholly owned and
36 operated by any governmental unit or agency.
37 (2) For purposes of this section, unless the context otherwise
38 requires:
39 (a) "Acute treatment unit" means a facility or a distinct part of a
40 facility for short-term psychiatric care, which may include substance
41 abuse treatment, and which provides a total, twenty-four-hour
42 therapeutically planned and professionally staffed environment for
43 persons who do not require inpatient hospitalization but need more
44 intense and individual services than are available on an outpatient basis,
45 such as crisis management and stabilization services.
46 (a.3) "Behavioral health entity" means a facility or provider
47 organization engaged in providing community-based health services,
48 which may include behavioral health disorder services, alcohol use
49 disorder services, or substance use disorder services, including crisis
50 stabilization, acute or ongoing treatment, or community mental health
51 center services as described in section 27-66-101 (2) and (3), but does not
52 include:
102 53 (I) Residential child care facilities, as defined in section 26-6-
54 (33); or
55
1 (II) Services provided by a licensed or certified mental health-care
2 provider under the provider's individual professional practice act on the
3 provider's own premises.
4 (b) "Community mental health center" means either a physical
5 plant or a group of services under unified administration and including at
6 least the following: Inpatient services; outpatient services; day
7 hospitalization; emergency services; and consultation and educational
8 services, which services are provided principally for persons with
9 behavioral or mental health disorders residing in a particular community
10 in or near which the facility is situated.
11 SECTION 227. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 25-1.5-112,
12 amend as amended in House Bill 22-1278 (2) introductory portion as
13 follows:
14 25-1.5-112. Colorado suicide prevention plan - established -
15 goals - responsibilities - funding - definition. (2) The suicide
16 prevention commission, together with the office of suicide prevention, the
17 behavioral health administration in the department of human services, the
18 department, and the department of health care policy and financing, is
19 strongly encouraged to collaborate with criminal justice and health-care
20 systems, mental and behavioral health systems, primary care providers,
21 physical and mental health clinics in educational institutions, community
22 mental health centers BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY NET PROVIDERS,
23 advocacy groups, emergency medical services professionals and
24 responders, public and private insurers, hospital chaplains, and
25 faith-based organizations to develop and implement:
26 SECTION 228. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 25-3-101, amend
27 (1) as follows:
28 25-3-101. Hospitals - health facilities - licensed - definitions.
29 (1) It is unlawful for any person, partnership, association, or corporation
30 to open, conduct, or maintain any general hospital; hospital unit;
31 freestanding emergency department as defined in section 25-1.5-114;
32 psychiatric hospital; community clinic; rehabilitation hospital;
33 convalescent center; behavioral health entity; community mental health
34 center or acute treatment unit licensed as a behavioral health entity;
35 facility for persons with developmental disabilities, as defined in section
36 25-1.5-103 (2)(c); nursing care facility; hospice care; assisted living
37 residence, except an assisted living residence shall be assessed a license
38 fee as set forth in section 25-27-107; dialysis treatment clinic; ambulatory
39 surgical center; birthing center; home care agency; or other facility of a
40 like nature, except those wholly owned and operated by any governmental
41 unit or agency, without first having obtained a license from the
42 department.
43 SECTION 229. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 25-3-103.7,
44 amend (1)(d); and repeal (1)(a) as follows:
45 25-3-103.7. Employment of physicians - when permissible -
46 conditions - definitions. (1) For purposes of this section:
47 (a) "Community mental health center" means a community mental
48 health center, as defined in section 25-1.5-103 (2), that is currently
49 licensed and regulated by the department pursuant to the department's
50 authority under section 25-1.5-103 (1)(a).
51 (d) "Health-care facility" means a hospital, hospice, community
52 mental health center, federally qualified health center, school-based
53 health center, rural health clinic, PACE organization, or long-term care
54 facility.
55
1 SECTION 230. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 25-20.5-1302,
2 amend (2) introductory portion as follows:
3 25-20.5-1302. Community behavioral health disaster
4 preparedness and response program - creation - department duties
5 - rules. (2) The program is intended to enhance, support, and formalize
6 behavioral health disaster preparedness and response activities conducted
7 by community behavioral health organizations; including community
8 mental health centers as defined in section 27-66-101 (2); except that the
9 activities must not replace or supersede any disaster plans prepared or
10 maintained by a local or interjurisdictional emergency management
11 agency, as established in section 24-33.5-707. The activities may include
12 but are not limited to:".
13
14 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
15
16 Page 25, after line 26 insert:
17
18 "SECTION 240. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 44-30-1301,
19 amend as amended in House Bill 22-1278 (2)(b)(I) as follows:
20 44-30-1301. Definitions - local government limited gaming
21 impact fund - rules - report - legislative declaration - repeal.
22 (2) (b) (I) For the 2008-09 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the
23 commissioner of the behavioral health administration in the department
24 of human services shall use the money in the gambling addiction account
25 to award grants for the purpose of providing gambling addiction
26 counseling services to Colorado residents and to provide gambling
27 addiction treatment training to staff at nonprofit community mental health
28 centers or clinics as defined in section 27-66-101 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
29 SAFETY NET PROVIDERS AS DEFINED IN SECTION 27-50-101. The behavioral
30 health administration may use a portion of the money in the gambling
31 addiction account, not to exceed ten percent in the 2008-09 fiscal year
32 and five percent in each fiscal year thereafter, to cover the
33 administration's direct and indirect costs associated with administering the
34 grant program authorized in this subsection (2)(b). The commissioner of
35 the administration shall award grants to state or local public or private
36 entities or programs that provide gambling addiction counseling services
37 and that have or are seeking nationally accredited gambling addiction
38 counselors. The commissioner of the administration shall award ten
39 percent of the money in the gambling addiction account in grants to
40 addiction counselors who are actively pursuing national accreditation as
41 gambling addiction counselors. In order to qualify for an accreditation
42 grant, an addiction counselor applicant must provide sufficient proof that
43 the applicant has completed at least half of the counseling hours required
44 for national accreditation. The commissioner of the administration shall
45 adopt rules establishing the procedure for applying for a grant from the
46 gambling addiction account, the criteria for awarding grants and
47 prioritizing applications, and any other provision necessary for the
48 administration of the grant applications and awards. Neither the entity,
49 program, or gambling addiction counselor providing the gambling
50 addiction counseling services nor the recipients of the counseling services
51 need to be located within the jurisdiction of an eligible local
52 governmental entity in order to receive a grant or counseling services. At
53 the end of a fiscal year, all unexpended and unencumbered money in the
54 gambling addiction account remains in the account and does not revert to
55 the general fund or any other fund or account.".
56
1 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
2
3 Page 25, strike line 28 and substitute "except that section 213 takes effect
4 July 1, 2023, and sections 214 through 240 take effect July 1, 2024.".".
5
6 Amendment No. 4, by Representative Pelton.
7
8 Amend the Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Committee
9 Report, dated March 29, 2022, page 1, line 17, strike "FACILITY" and
10 substitute "FACILITY, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 26-6-102 (33),".
11
12 Page 5, line 2, strike "CONTRACT MAY HAVE" and substitute
13 "CONTRACTING PROVISIONS MAY INCLUDE".
14
15 Page 6, line 10, strike "STANDARDS"." and substitute "STANDARDS,
16 INCLUDING STANDARDS SPECIFIC TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH, WHEN
17 APPROPRIATE,".".
18
19 Page 6, line 14, strike "SERVICES"." and substitute "SERVICES OR ACUTE
20 CARE HOSPITAL PROVIDING STABILIZATION".".
21
22 Page 7, line 20, strike "OBJECTIVE CRITERIA" and substitute "STANDARD
23 CRITERIA, AS DETERMINED BY THE BHA,".
24
25 Page 8, line 23, strike "CONTRACT" and substitute "CONTRACTING
26 PROVISIONS".
27
28 Page 8, line 24, strike "LIMITS" and substitute "LIMIT".
29
30 Page 10, strike lines 7 through 10.
31
32 Page 10, line 15, strike "AND".".
33
34 Page 10, strike lines 20 through 26 and substitute "ANNUAL
35 ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS. THE BHA SHALL ESTABLISH AND ENFORCE THE
36 MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE ADMINISTRATIVE COST RATIOS FOR THE
37 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS AND
38 REPORT THE ACTUAL PERFORMANCE OF EACH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
39 ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ORGANIZATION ANNUALLY.".".
40
41 Page 13, strike lines 18 through 23 and substitute "MEMBERSHIP OF THE
42 REGIONAL SUBCOMMITTEES MUST INCLUDE:
43 (a) AT LEAST ONE INDIVIDUAL WITH EXPERTISE IN THE
44 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NEEDS OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH;".
45
46 Page 16, strike lines 28 through 32.
47
48 Page 17, strike lines 1 through 12.
49 Strike "COMPREHENSIVE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY NET" and substitute
50 "COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH" on: Page 2, line 1;
51 Page 5, lines 4 and 5; Page 7, lines 2, 27 and 28, and 35; Page 11, line
52 26; and Page 23, lines 8, 18, and 41.
53
54
1 Amendment No. 5, by Representative Young.
2
3 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 6, after "DISTRESS," insert "SERIOUS
4 MENTAL DISTURBANCE,".
5
6 Page 6, line 26, strike "HEALTH." and substitute "HEALTH FOR CHILDREN,
7 YOUTH, AND ADULTS.".
8
9 Page 13, line 7, strike "PROGRAMS" and substitute "EDUCATION OR
10 TREATMENT".
11
12 Page 17, line 15, after "GRIEVANCES" insert "ACROSS PAYERS,
13 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS,
14 MANAGED CARE ENTITIES, AND PROVIDERS".
15
16 Page 17, line 21, after "REGION," insert "MANAGED CARE ENTITY,
17 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS,".
18
19 Page 18, line 10, strike "GRIEVANCE." and substitute "GRIEVANCE IN
20 ACCORDANCE WITH THE CHARGE OF THE OMBUDSMAN.".
21
22 Page 19, line 6, after "STANDARDS" insert "FOR TREATMENT OF CHILDREN,
23 YOUTH, AND ADULTS.".
24
25 Page 20, after line 2 insert:
26 "(4) THE BHA AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE POLICY
27 AND FINANCING SHALL COLLABORATE TO ALIGN PERFORMANCE METRICS
28 AND STANDARDS FOR PROVIDERS, MANAGED CARE ENTITIES, AND
29 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS TO THE
30 GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE.".
31
32 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
33
34 Page 24, line 18, after "27-50-108," insert "UPDATES ON FORMAL
35 AGREEMENTS AND COLLABORATIONS WITH STATE AGENCIES PURSUANT TO
36 THIS ARTICLE 50, OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE REIMBURSEMENT FOR
37 INTEGRATED PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES,".
38
39 Page 26, line 13, strike "BASIS." and substitute "BASIS FOR CHILDREN,
40 YOUTH, AND ADULTS.".
41
42 Page 26, strike line 26.
43
44 Renumber succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.
45
46 Page 27, line 9, strike "STANDARDS;" and substitute "STANDARDS,
47 INCLUDING STANDARDS SPECIFIC TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH, WHEN
48 APPROPRIATE;".
49
50 Page 28, after line 6 insert:
51 "(h) CLINICAL PRESENTATION OR BEHAVIORAL PRESENTATION IN
52 ANY PREVIOUS INTERACTION WITH A PROVIDER;".
53
54 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
55
56
1 Page 30, before line 9 insert:
2 "(5) NOTHING IN THIS SECTION LIMITS THE ABILITY OF STATE
3 AGENCIES TO AWARD CONTRACTS OR GRANTS FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF
4 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES DIRECTLY TO ANY COUNTY, CITY AND
5 COUNTY, MUNICIPALITY, SCHOOL DISTRICT, HEALTH SERVICE DISTRICT, OR
6 OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OR ANY COUNTY, CITY AND
7 COUNTY, DISTRICT, OR JUVENILE COURT, OR TO ANY NONPROFIT OR
8 FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW.".
9
10 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
11
12 Page 33, after line 22 insert:
13 "(d) REPORTING REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO CLAIMING FEDERAL
14 FUNDING FOR ELIGIBLE SERVICES AND PROGRAMS;".
15
16 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
17
18 Page 35, after line 1 insert:
19 "(i) COLLABORATE WITH SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE
20 SERVICE AREA TO IDENTIFY GAPS IN SERVICES AND TO PROMOTE STUDENT
21 ACCESS TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES AT SCHOOL AND IN THE
22 CONTRACTING WITH PROVIDERS TO BUILD THE NETWORK OF BEHAVIORAL
23 HEALTH SAFETY NET SERVICES, INCLUSION OF RELEVANT PROGRAMS OR
24 SERVICES ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL GRANTS OR REIMBURSEMENT, INCLUDING
25 RELEVANT PROGRAMS OR SERVICES IDENTIFIED IN THE FEDERAL TITLE
26 IV-E PREVENTION SERVICES CLEARINGHOUSE; AND".
27
28 Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.
29
30 Page 40, line 16, after "COMMISSIONER," insert "MEDICAL STAFF ABLE TO
31 PROVIDE MEDICAL CLEARANCE ON SITE, AND".
32
33 Page 56, line 27, strike "EFFORTS" and substitute "EFFORTS, INCLUDING
34 UPDATES RELATED TO PERFORMANCE DATA COLLECTED PURSUANT TO
35 SECTION 27-50-201 AND RELATED TO FORMAL AGREEMENTS AND
36 COLLABORATIONS WITH STATE AGENCIES PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE 50,
37 AND MAY PROVIDE FEEDBACK".
38
39 Page 57, line 11, strike "BHA DATA DASHBOARDS." and substitute
40 "PERFORMANCE DATA COLLECTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 27-50-201.".
41
42 Page 94, strike lines 2 through 4 and substitute "ITS POWERS, DUTIES, AND
43 FUNCTIONS ARE TRANSFERRED BY A".
44
45 Page 105, strike lines 20 and 21 and substitute "health center and clinic
46 ESSENTIAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY NET AND COMPREHENSIVE
47 COMMUNITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH providers, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
48 27-50-101, the".
49
50 Page 111, strike line 23 and substitute "ESSENTIAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
51 SAFETY NET AND COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH".
52
53
1 Strike "COMPREHENSIVE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY NET" and substitute
2 "COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH" on: Page 3, line 27;
3 Page 4, line 10; Page 29, line 23; Page 33, line 19; Page 39, line 8; Page
4 41, lines 4 and 5, 11, 15 and 16, 21 and 22, and 26 and 27; and Page 42,
5 lines 4 and 5, 10 and 11, 18, and 26.
6
7 Amendment No. 6, by Representative Young.
8
9 Amend printed bill, page 35, line 6, strike "AND".
10
11 Page 35, after line 6 insert:
12 "(k) CONSIDER, WHEN CONTRACTING WITH PROVIDERS TO BUILD
13 THE NETWORK OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY NET SERVICES, INCLUSION
14 OF RELEVANT PROGRAMS OR SERVICES ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL GRANTS OR
15 REIMBURSEMENT, INCLUDING RELEVANT PROGRAMS OR SERVICES
16 IDENTIFIED IN THE FEDERAL TITLE IV-E PREVENTION SERVICES
17 CLEARINGHOUSE; AND".
18
19 Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.
20
21 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
22 Reading and Final Passage.
23

Senate Journal, April 28
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB22-1278 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations
with favorable recommendation.
Amend reengrossed bill, page 3, line 16, strike "SECTION 26-6-102 (33)," and
substitute "SECTION 26-6-903 (29),".

Page 4, line 4, strike "SECTION 26-6-102 (33)," and substitute "SECTION
26-6-903 (29),".

Page 4, strike line 7 and substitute "AND ALL".

Page 6, strike line 16 and substitute:
"(b) THE BHA SHALL FURTHER IDENTIFY UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS
MEETING THE CRITERIA OF SUBSECTION (17)(a) OF THIS SECTION FOR SPECIFIC".

Page 6, line 26, after the period add "THE BHA SHALL ALSO CONSIDER INPUT
DIRECTLY FROM BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROVIDERS THAT ARE CULTURALLY AND
LINGUISTICALLY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE POPULATIONS THEY SERVE. THE BHA
SHALL CONSIDER RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS, THE ADVISORY COUNCIL, AND
REGIONAL SUBCOMMITTEES IN IDENTIFYING SUBPOPULATIONS.".
Page 16, line 5 and 6, strike "NULLIFIED PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (2)(a) OF
THIS SECTION." and substitute "NULLIFIED.".

Page 16, lines 18 and 19, strike "REPEALED PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (2)(a) OF
THIS SECTION." and substitute "REPEALED.".

Page 16, strike lines 24 through 27.

Page 17, strike line 1.

Page 17, line 2, strike "(b)" and substitute "(2)".

Page 24, strike lines 26 and 27 and substitute "(1) ON OR BEFORE JULY 1, 2023,
THE BHA SHALL WORK WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE POLICY AND
FINANCING, IN COLLABORATION WITH RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS AND OTHER
STATE AGENCIES, TO DEVELOP UNIVERSAL".

Page 25, strike line 1.

Page 28, after line 18, insert:
"(i) PRIORITIZE RELEVANT PROGRAMS OR SERVICES ELIGIBLE FOR
FEDERAL GRANTS OR REIMBURSEMENT, INCLUDING RELEVANT PROGRAMS OR
SERVICES IDENTIFIED IN THE FEDERAL TITLE IV-E PREVENTION SERVICES
CLEARINGHOUSE;".

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 34, line 15, strike "SUBPOPULATION" and substitute "UNDERSERVED
POPULATION".

Page 34, line 20, strike "A SUBPOPULATION OF" and substitute "ONE OR MORE
SPECIFIC UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS WITHIN".

Page 37, line 10, after "RULES." add "THE BHA IS AUTHORIZED TO AWARD
CONTRACTS TO MORE THAN ONE APPLICANT. THE BHA SHALL USE COMPETITIVE
BIDDING PROCEDURES TO ENCOURAGE COMPETITION AND IMPROVE THE QUALITY
OF SERVICES.".

Page 38, line 11, strike "THE CHIEF" and substitute "A".

Page 38, strike line 24 through 27.

Strike page 39.

Page 40, strike line 1.

Page 43, after line 4 insert:
"27-50-404. Care coordination - responsibilities of behavioral
health administrative services organizations - coordination with managed
care entities. (1) (a) BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
ORGANIZATIONS AND MANAGED CARE ENTITIES HAVE THE SHARED
RESPONSIBILITY OF PROVIDING CARE COORDINATION SERVICES IN A MANNER
CONSISTENT WITH ARTICLE 60 OF THIS TITLE 27 FOR INDIVIDUALS UTILIZING THE
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY NET SYSTEM.
(b) MANAGED CARE ENTITIES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING CARE
COORDINATION SERVICES, AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 25.5-5-419, TO
INDIVIDUALS ENROLLED IN THE STATE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
(c) BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS
ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING CARE COORDINATION SERVICES, WHETHER
DIRECTLY OR THROUGH CONTRACT WITH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY NET
PROVIDERS, TO INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN THE STATE
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, WITH ACCESS FOR PRIORITY POPULATIONS AS
REQUIRED BY PART 3 OF THIS ARTICLE 50.
(2) THE BHA SHALL ESTABLISH OBJECTIVE AND STANDARDIZED
PROCESSES FOR CARE COORDINATION, INCLUDING:
(a) COORDINATION BETWEEN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE
SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER CARE COORDINATION ENTITIES,
INCLUDING MANAGED CARE ENTITIES, CASE MANAGEMENT AGENCIES, COUNTIES,
AND OTHER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS,
TO ENSURE CONTINUITY OF CARE ACROSS SHARED POPULATIONS CONSISTENT
WITH SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION;
(b) REFERRAL PROCESSES BETWEEN ENTITIES, INCLUDING A
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ORGANIZATION'S
RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE CARE COORDINATION TO AN INDIVIDUAL PENDING
COMMENCEMENT OF CARE COORDINATION SERVICES BY ANOTHER ENTITY; AND
(c) PROCESSES TO ENSURE EFFICIENT AND PERSON-CENTERED CARE
COORDINATION SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE ACUTE AND COMPLEX
NEEDS, INCLUDING INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED IN THE CIVIL INVOLUNTARY
TREATMENT SYSTEM PURSUANT TO ARTICLES 65 AND 81 OF THIS TITLE 27;
INDIVIDUALS TRANSITIONING OUT OF TREATMENT SETTINGS OR ACUTE CARE
SETTINGS; AND INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED IN THE CHILD WELFARE, JUVENILE
JUSTICE, OR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS.
(3) A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ORGANIZATION
SHALL ENSURE CARE COORDINATION SERVICES THROUGH ITS NETWORK AND
INCLUDE LOCAL PARTNERS, WHEN APPROPRIATE, SUCH AS COUNTIES AND
SCHOOL DISTRICTS.".

Renumber succeeding C.R.S. section accordingly.

Page 57, line 14, after "(e)" insert "(I)".

Page 57, after line 15, insert:
"(II) THE ASSESSMENT OF CIVIL FINES SHALL FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES
SET FORTH IN SECTION 26.5-5-323.".

Page 65, line 13, strike "AND".

Page 65, line 17, strike "27-50-201." and substitute "27-50-201; AND
(d) PREPARING AN ANNUAL REPORT OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND
SUBMITTING IT TO THE BHA BY SEPTEMBER 1 OF EACH YEAR; THE REPORT
SHALL BE INCLUDED IN THE BHA'S ANNUAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM PLAN
PURSUANT TO SECTION 27-50-204 (1).".

Page 66, line 11, strike "AND".

Page 66, line 13, strike "YOUTH." and substitute "YOUTH; AND

(VIII) PERSONS WITH EXPERTISE IN CRIME VICTIMIZATION, TRAUMA, OR
ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES AS THEY IMPACT THE VICTIM'S LIFETIME.".

Page 70, line 2, after "add", insert "with amended and relocated provisions".

Page 72, after line 13 insert:
"25-20.5-1402. [Formerly 27-80-124] Colorado substance use
disorders prevention collaborative - created - mission - administration -
report - repeal. (1) The office of behavioral health DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT shall convene and administer a Colorado substance
use disorders prevention collaborative with institutions of higher education,
nonprofit agencies, and state agencies, referred to in this section as the
"collaborative", for the purpose of gathering feedback from local public health
agencies, institutions of higher education, nonprofit agencies, and state agencies
concerning evidence-based prevention practices to fulfill the mission stated in
subsection (2) of this section.
(2) The mission of the collaborative is to:
(a) Coordinate with and assist state agencies and communities to
strengthen Colorado's prevention infrastructure and to implement a statewide
strategic plan for primary prevention of substance use disorders for state fiscal
years 2021-22 through 2024-25;
(b) Advance the use of tested and effective prevention programs and
practices through education, outreach, advocacy, and technical assistance, with
an emphasis on addressing the needs of underserved populations and
communities;
(c) Direct efforts to raise public awareness of the cost savings of
prevention measures;
(d) Provide direct training and technical assistance to communities
regarding selection, implementation, and sustainment of tested and effective
primary prevention programs;
(e) Pursue local and state policy changes that enhance the use of tested
and effective primary prevention programs;
(f) Advise state agencies and communities regarding new and
innovative primary prevention programs and practices;
(g) Support funding efforts in order to align funding and services and
communicate with communities about funding strategies;
(h) Work with key state and community stakeholders to establish a
minimum standard for primary prevention programs in Colorado; and
(i) Work with prevention specialists and existing training agencies to
provide and support training to strengthen Colorado's prevention workforce.
(3) The office of behavioral health DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
AND ENVIRONMENT and the collaborative shall:
(a) Establish community-based prevention coalitions and delivery
systems to reduce substance misuse;
(b) Implement effective primary prevention programs in Colorado
communities with the goal of increasing the number of programs to reach those
in need statewide; and
(c) Coordinate with designated state agencies and other organizations
to provide prevention science training to systemize, update, expand, and
strengthen prevention certification training and provide continuing education
to prevention specialists.
(4) In order to implement and provide sustainability to the
collaborative, for state fiscal years 2021-22 through 2024-25, the general
assembly shall appropriate money from the marijuana tax cash fund created in
section 39-28.8-501 (1) to the office of behavioral health DEPARTMENT OF
PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT to accomplish the mission of the
collaborative.
(5) The office of behavioral health DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
AND ENVIRONMENT shall report its progress to the general assembly on or
before September 1, 2022, and each September 1 through September 1, 2025.
(6) This section is repealed, effective September 30, 2025.".

Page 74, line 6, strike "27-65-102 (17);" and substitute "27-65-102; (17);".

Page 115, line 7, strike "27-65-12 (11.5)," and substitute "27-65-102, (11.5),".

Page 116, line 21, strike "SERVICES;" and substitute "SERVICES, INCLUDING
SERVICES TO ADDRESS LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL BARRIERS NECESSARY TO
SERVE COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND OTHER UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS;".

Page 128, strike lines 9 through 25.

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 146, lines 4 and 5, strike "section 26-6-102 (39)." and substitute "section
26-6-102 (39). SECTION 26-6-903.".

Page 161, line 7, strike "section 26-6-102 (33)." and substitute "section
26-6-102 (33). SECTION 26-6-903 (29).".

Page 168, strike lines 24 through 27.

Page 169, strike lines 1 through 22 and substitute:
"SECTION 124. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend as amended
by Senate Bill 22-013 27-65-131 (1)(a) and (1)(c)(I) as follows:
27-65-131. Advisory board - service standards and rules.
(1) (a) There is created in the department the mental health advisory board for
service standards and rules, referred to as the "board" in this section, for the
purpose of assisting and advising the executive director COMMISSIONER in
accordance with section 27-65-130 in the development of service standards and
rules.
(c) The board includes:
(I) One representative each from the office of behavioral health
ADMINISTRATION, the department of human services, the department of public
health and environment, the university of Colorado health sciences center, and
a leading professional association of psychiatrists in this state;".

Page 173, line 23, strike "section 26-6-102 (30.5)," and substitute "section
26-6-102 (30.5), SECTION 26-6-903 (26).".

Page 184, line 16, after "(1)," insert "(2)(d),".

Page 184, after line 20, insert:
"(2) A public program may provide, but need not be limited to, any of
the following:
(d) Programs for prevention of alcohol and drug abuse ADMINISTERED
BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT;".

Page 185, line 26, strike "(2)(a)" and substitute "(2)(a); and add (4)".

Page 186, after line 23 insert:
"(4) AS OF JULY 1, 2022, THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND
ENVIRONMENT IS THE STATE DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
ADMINISTRATION OF PREVENTION SERVICES PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.".

Page 186, line 25, strike "(7)" and substitute "(7); and add (8)".

Page 187, line 1, strike "designation." and substitute "designation - repeal.".

Page 189, after line 18, insert:
"(8) THIS SECTION IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2024.".

Page 198, line 6, strike "(3)" and substitute "(3); and add (3.5)".

Page 199, after line 27 insert:
"(3.5) AS OF JULY 1, 2022, THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND
ENVIRONMENT IS THE STATE DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
ADMINISTRATION OF PREVENTION SERVICES PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.".

Page 205, strike lines 22 through 27 and substitute:
"SECTION 161. Repeal of relocated provision in this act. In
Colorado Revised Statutes, repeal 27-80-124.".

Page 206, strike lines 1 through 16.

Page 241, line 9, after "with" insert "A PUBLIC ENTITY OR".

Page 245, after line 16 insert:
"SECTION 213. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-5-116, amend as
added by House Bill 22-1283 (2)(a), (2)(b)(I), (2)(b)(II), (2)(c), (4)(a)
introductory portion, (4)(a)(II), (4)(b), (4)(c), (4)(d), (5), (6), and (8); and repeal
(7) as follows:
26-5-116. Out-of-home placement for children and youth with
mental or behavioral needs - funding - report - rules - legislative
declaration - definitions - repeal. (2) (a) On or before August 1, 2021, the
state department BHA shall develop a program to provide emergency resources
to licensed providers to help remove barriers such providers face in serving
children and youth whose behavioral or mental health needs require services
and treatment in a residential child care facility. Any such licensed provider
shall meet the requirements of a qualified residential treatment program, as
defined in section 26-5.4-102; a psychiatric residential treatment facility, as
defined in section 25.5-4-103 (19.5); treatment foster care; or therapeutic foster
care.
(b) (I) Beginning July 1, 2022, the state department BHA shall provide
ongoing operational support for psychiatric residential treatment facilities,
therapeutic foster care, treatment foster care, and qualified residential treatment
programs as described in subsection (2)(a) of this section.
(II) For the 2022-23 budget year, the general assembly shall appropriate
money from the behavioral and mental health cash fund created in section
24-75-230 to the state department BHA to fund operational support for
psychiatric residential treatment facilities for youth, qualified residential
treatment programs, therapeutic foster care, and treatment foster care for youth
across the state as described in this subsection (2).
(c) The state department BHA and any person who receives money
from the state department BHA shall comply with the compliance, reporting,
record-keeping, and program evaluation requirements established by the office
of state planning and budgeting and the state controller in accordance with
section 24-75-226 (5).
(4) (a) On or before December 31, 2021, The state department BHA
shall contract with licensed providers for the delivery of services to children and
youth who are determined eligible for and placed in the program. A provider
that contracts with the state department BHA shall not:
(II) Discharge a child or youth based on the severity or complexity of
the child's or youth's physical, behavioral, or mental health needs; except that
the state department BHA may arrange for the placement of a child or youth
with an alternate contracted provider if the placement with the alternate
provider is better suited to deliver services that meet the needs of the child or
youth.
(b) The state department BHA shall reimburse a provider directly for
the costs associated with the placement of a child or youth in the program for
the duration of the treatment, including the costs the provider demonstrates are
necessary in order for the provider to operate continuously during this period.
(c) The state department BHA shall coordinate with the department of
health care policy and financing to support continuity of care and payment for
services for any children or youth placed in the program.
(d) The state department BHA shall reimburse the provider one hundred
percent of the cost of unutilized beds in the program to ensure available space
for emergency residential out-of-home placements.
(5) (a) A hospital, health-care provider, provider of case management
services, school district, managed care entity, or state or county department of
human or social services may refer a family for the placement of a child or
youth in the program. The entity referring a child or youth for placement in the
program shall submit or assist the family with submitting an application to the
state department BHA for review. The state department BHA shall consider
each application as space becomes available. The state department BHA shall
approve admissions into the program and determine admission and discharge
criteria for placement.
(b) The state department BHA shall develop a discharge plan for each
child or youth placed in the program. The plan must include the eligible period
of placement of the child or youth and shall identify the entity that will be
responsible for the placement costs if the child or youth remains with the
provider beyond the date of eligibility identified in the plan.
(c) The entity or family that places the child or youth in the program
retains the right to remove the child or youth from the program any time prior
to the discharge date specified by the state department BHA.
(6) Within seven days after submitting an application to the state
department for placing a child or youth in the program, the state department
shall work with the referring entity and the child's or youth's parents or legal
guardians to ensure the child or youth is assessed for eligibility for enrollment
into the state medical assistance program. A child or youth who is eligible for
enrollment into the state medical assistance program shall be enrolled.
Enrollment of a child or youth into the state medical assistance program does
not constitute automatic placement into the program. AS USED IN THIS SECTION,
UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
(a) "FAMILY ADVOCATE" MEANS A PARENT OR PRIMARY CAREGIVER
WHO:
(I) HAS BEEN TRAINED IN A SYSTEM-OF-CARE APPROACH TO ASSIST
FAMILIES IN ACCESSING AND RECEIVING SERVICES AND SUPPORTS;
(II) HAS RAISED OR CARED FOR A CHILD OR ADOLESCENT WITH A
MENTAL HEALTH OR CO-OCCURRING DISORDER; AND
(III) HAS WORKED WITH MULTIPLE AGENCIES AND PROVIDERS, SUCH AS
MENTAL HEALTH, PHYSICAL HEALTH, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, JUVENILE JUSTICE,
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, EDUCATION, AND OTHER STATE AND LOCAL
SERVICE SYSTEMS.
(b) "FAMILY SYSTEMS NAVIGATOR" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO:
(I) HAS BEEN TRAINED IN A SYSTEM-OF-CARE APPROACH TO ASSIST
FAMILIES IN ACCESSING AND RECEIVING SERVICES AND SUPPORTS;
(II) HAS THE SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, AND KNOWLEDGE TO WORK WITH
CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH MENTAL HEALTH OR CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS;
AND
(III) HAS WORKED WITH MULTIPLE AGENCIES AND PROVIDERS,
INCLUDING MENTAL HEALTH, PHYSICAL HEALTH, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, JUVENILE
JUSTICE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, EDUCATION, AND OTHER STATE AND
LOCAL SERVICE SYSTEMS.
(7) On or before November 1, 2023, and every November 1 thereafter,
the state department shall submit a written report to the house of representatives
public and behavioral health and human services committee, the senate health
and human services committee, or their successor committees, and the joint
budget committee. At a minimum, the report must include:
(a) The number of applications received for placement of children and
youth in the program;
(b) The number of children and youth accepted for placement in the
program;
(c) The duration of each placement; and
(d) The daily rate paid to each provider for placement of children and
youth.
(8) This section is intended to provide enhanced emergency services
resulting from the increased need for services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
No later than September 30, 2024, the state department BHA shall submit
recommendations to the house of representatives public and behavioral health
and human services committee, the senate health and human services
committee, or their successor committees, and the joint budget committee about
how to provide necessary services for children and youth in need of residential
care, including hospital step-down services on an ongoing basis.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 255, line 16, after "center," insert "BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY NET
PROVIDER, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 27-50-101 (7),".

Page 261, after line 20 insert:
"SECTION 240. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 16-13-311, amend as
amended by House Bill 22-1278 (3)(a)(VII)(B) as follows:
16-13-311. Disposition of seized personal property. (3) (a) If the
prosecution prevails in the forfeiture action, the court shall order the property
forfeited. Such order perfects the state's right and interest in and title to such
property and relates back to the date when title to the property vested in the
state pursuant to section 16-13-316. Except as otherwise provided in subsection
(3)(c) of this section, the court shall also order such property to be sold at a
public sale by the law enforcement agency in possession of the property in the
manner provided for sales on execution, or in another commercially reasonable
manner. Property forfeited pursuant to this section or proceeds therefrom must
be distributed or applied in the following order:
(VII) The balance must be delivered, upon order of the court, as
follows:
(B) Twenty-five percent to the managed service BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES organization contracting with the behavioral health
administration in the department of human services serving the judicial district
where the forfeiture proceeding was prosecuted to fund detoxification and
substance use disorder treatment. Money appropriated to the managed service
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES organization must be in
addition to, and not be used to supplant, other funding appropriated to the
behavioral health administration; and
SECTION 241. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend as amended by
House Bill 22-1278 25.5-5-325 (2)(b) introductory portion and (2)(b)(I) as
follows:
25.5-5-325. Residential and inpatient substance use disorder
treatment - medical detoxification services - federal approval -
performance review report. (2) (b) Prior to seeking federal approval pursuant
to subsection (2)(a) of this section, the state department shall seek input from
relevant stakeholders, including existing providers of substance use disorder
treatment and medical detoxification services and managed service
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES organizations. The state
department shall seek input and involve stakeholders in decisions regarding:
(I) The coordination of benefits with managed service BEHAVIORAL
HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES organizations and the behavioral health
administration in the department of human services;
SECTION 242. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend as amended by
House Bill 22-1278 27-63-105 (2) as follows:
27-63-105. Safety net system implementation - safety net system
criteria. (2) The safety net system must have a network of behavioral
health-care providers that collectively offer a full continuum of services to
ensure individuals with severe behavioral health disorders are triaged in a
timely manner to the appropriate care setting if an individual behavioral
health-care provider is unable to provide ongoing care and treatment for the
individual. The BHA shall consider community mental health centers, managed
service BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY NET PROVIDERS, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES organizations, contractors for the statewide
behavioral health crisis response system, and other behavioral health
community providers as key elements in the behavioral health safety net system.
SECTION 243. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend as amended by
House Bill 22-1278 27-80-101 (2.6) as follows:
27-80-101. Definitions. As used in this article 80, unless the context
otherwise requires:
(2.6) "Designated service area" means the geographical substate
planning area specified by the commissioner to be served by a designated
managed service BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES organization,
as described in section 27-80-107.
SECTION 244. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend as amended by
House Bill 22-1278 27-80-106 (2)(a); and amend (2)(b) as follows:
27-80-106. Purchase of prevention and treatment services. (2) (a) In
addition to the services purchased pursuant to subsection (1) of this section,
using money appropriated for purposes of this section or available from any
other governmental or private source, the BHA may purchase services for the
treatment of alcohol and drug abuse or substance use disorders on a contract
basis from a designated managed service BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES organization for a designated service area as set
forth in section 27-80-107. A public or private agency, organization, or
institution approved by the BHA through the process set forth in section
27-80-107 may be designated as a designated managed service BEHAVIORAL
HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES organization.
(b) Designated managed service BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE
SERVICES organizations receiving money pursuant to this subsection (2) shall
comply with all relevant provisions of and rules promulgated pursuant to this
article 80.
SECTION 245. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend as amended by
House Bill 22-1278 27-80-107.5 (3), (4)(b), (4)(c), (5)(a), and (5)(b); and
amend (2) as follows:
27-80-107.5. Increasing access to effective substance use disorder
services act - managed service organizations - substance use disorder
services - assessment - community action plan - allocations - reporting
requirements - evaluation. (2) On or before February 1, 2017, each managed
service BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES organization
designated pursuant to section 27-80-107 shall assess the sufficiency of
substance use disorder services within its geographic region for adolescents
ages seventeen and younger, young adults ages eighteen through twenty-five,
pregnant women, women who are postpartum and parenting, and other adults
who are in need of such services. During the community assessment process,
each managed service BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
organization shall seek input and information from appropriate BEHAVIORAL
HEALTH entities, such as community mental health centers, behavioral health
organizations, county departments of human or social services, local public
health agencies, substance use disorder treatment providers, law enforcement
agencies, probation departments, organizations that serve veterans or homeless
individuals, and other relevant stakeholders. The community assessment must
include an analysis of existing funding and resources within the community to
provide a continuum of substance use disorder services, including prevention,
intervention, treatment, and recovery support services, for adolescents ages
seventeen and younger, young adults ages eighteen through twenty-five,
pregnant women, women who are postpartum and parenting, and other adults
who are in need of such services.
(3) (a) On or before March 1, 2017, each managed service BEHAVIORAL
HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES organization that has completed a
community assessment pursuant to subsection (2) of this section shall prepare
and submit in electronic format to the BHA and the department of health care
policy and financing a community action plan to increase access to effective
substance use disorder services, referred to in this section as the "community
action plan". The community action plan must summarize the results of the
community assessment and include a description of how the managed service
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES organization will utilize its
allocation of funding from the marijuana tax cash fund created in section
39-28.8-501, to address the most critical service gaps in its geographic region
and a timeline for implementation of the community action plan.
(b) A managed service BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE
SERVICES organization may periodically update its community action plan to
reflect changes in community needs and priorities. Any such updated plan must
be submitted in electronic format to the BHA and the department of health care
policy and financing.
(c) On or before May 1, 2017, the BHA shall post the community action
plans from the managed service BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE
SERVICES organizations developed pursuant to SUBSECTION (3)(a) OF THIS
SECTION on its website. On or before May 1, 2017, the BHA shall submit a
report summarizing all of the community action plans received from the
managed service BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
organizations to the joint budget committee, the health and human services
committee of the senate, and the public AND BEHAVIORAL health care and
human services committee of the house of representatives, or any successor
committees. The BHA shall post on its website any updated community action
plans received pursuant to subsection (3)(b) OF THIS SECTION.
(4) (b) On July 1, 2017, and on every July 1 thereafter, the BHA shall
disburse to each designated managed service BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES organization that has submitted a community action
plan one hundred percent of the designated managed service BEHAVIORAL
HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES organization's allocation from the money
appropriated from the marijuana tax cash fund.
(c) It is the intent of the general assembly that each designated managed
service BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES organization use
money allocated to it from the marijuana tax cash fund to cover expenditures
for substance use disorder services that are not otherwise covered by public or
private insurance. Each managed service BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES organization may use its allocation from the
marijuana tax cash fund to implement its community action plan, including
expenditures for substance use disorder services and for any start-up costs or
other expenses necessary to increase capacity to provide such services. A
designated managed service BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
organization must spend its allocation in the state fiscal year in which it is
received or in the next state fiscal year thereafter. If there is any money from the
allocation remaining after the second state fiscal year, then the designated
managed service BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES organization
shall return the money to the BHA. If an enhanced residential and inpatient
substance use disorder treatment and medical detoxification services benefit
becomes available under the Colorado medical assistance program, managed
service BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES organizations shall
determine to what extent money allocated from the marijuana tax cash fund
may be used to assist in providing substance use disorder treatment, including
residential and inpatient substance use disorder treatment and medical
detoxification services, if those services are not otherwise covered by public or
private insurance.
(5) (a) On or before September 1, 2017, and on or before each
September 1 thereafter, each designated managed service BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES organization shall submit an annual report to the
BHA, the joint budget committee, 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 their successor committees, concerning the
amount and purpose of actual expenditures made using money from the
marijuana tax cash fund in the previous state fiscal year. The report must
contain a description of the impact of the expenditures on addressing the needs
that were identified in the initial and any subsequent community as

Senate Journal, May 3
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB22-1278 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation.
Amend reengrossed bill, page 244, after line 2, insert:

"SECTION 213. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 10-22.3-101, amend
(3)(a) and (3)(b) as follows:
10-22.3-101. Opioid and other substance use disorders study
committee - creation - members - purposes. (3) (a) The committee may meet
in the 2022 and 2023 interims up to six times per interim IN THE 2023 AND 2025
INTERIMS. The committee may recommend up to a total of five bills during each
interim. Legislation recommended by the committee must be treated as
legislation recommended by an interim committee for purposes of applicable
deadlines, bill introduction limits, and any other requirements imposed by the
joint rules of the general assembly.
(b) By December 1, 2022, and December 1, 2023, AND DECEMBER 1,
2025, the committee shall make a report and a final report, respectively, to the
legislative council created in section 2-3-301 that may include
recommendations for legislation.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 263, line 19, strike "$638,518" and substitute "$638,608".

Page 263, line 21, strike "$48,021" and substitute "$48,111".

Page 264, after line 7 insert:

"SECTION 245. Appropriation - adjustments to 2022 long bill.
(1) To implement this act, appropriations made in the annual general
appropriation act for the 2022-23 state fiscal year to the department of human
services are adjusted as follows:
(a) The cash funds appropriation from the marijuana tax cash fund
created in section 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S., for health, life, and dental is
decreased by $12,282;
(b) The cash funds appropriation from the marijuana tax cash fund
created in section 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S., for short-term disability is decreased
by $91;
(c) The cash funds appropriation from the marijuana tax cash fund
created in section 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S., for S.B. 04-257 amortization
equalization disbursement is decreased by $2,877; and
(d) The cash funds appropriation from the marijuana tax cash fund
created in section 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S., for S.B. 06-235 supplemental
amortization equalization disbursement is decreased by $2,877.
(2) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $18,127 is appropriated to the
department of public health and environment. This appropriation is from the
marijuana tax cash fund created in section 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S. To
implement this act, the department may use this appropriation as follows:
(a) $12,282 for health, life, and dental;
(b) $91 for short-term disability;
(c) $2,877 for S.B. 04-257 amortization equalization disbursement; and
(d) $2,877 for S.B. 06-235 supplemental amortization equalization
disbursement.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 265, after line 18 insert:

"SECTION 250. Appropriation - adjustments to 2022 long bill.
(1) To implement this act, appropriations made in the annual general
appropriation act for the 2022-23 state fiscal year to the legislative department
are adjusted as follows:
(a) The general fund appropriation for use by the legislative council is
decreased by $20,736, and the related FTE is decreased by 0.3 FTE;
(b) The general fund appropriation for use by the office of legislative
legal services is decreased by $17,095, and the related FTE is decreased by 0.2
FTE; and
(c) The general fund appropriation for use by the general assembly is
decreased by $14,117.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 265, line 20, strike "213" and substitute "214" and strike "214" and
substitute "215".


Appro-
priations




HB22-1281 Behavioral Health-care Continuum Gap Grant Program 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act establishes the behavioral health-care continuum gap grant program in the behavioral health administration (BHA). The BHA administers the grant program. As part of the behavioral health-care continuum gap grant program, the BHA may award community investment grants to support services along the continuum of behavioral health-care and children, youth, and family services grants to expand youth-oriented and family-oriented behavioral health-care services. A community-based organization, local government, federally recognized Indian tribe, or nonprofit organization is eligible for a community investment grant. A community-based organization, local government, federally recognized Indian tribe, local collaborative management program, judicial district juvenile services planning committee, or nonprofit organization is eligible for a children, youth, and family services grant.

The BHA must develop a behavioral health-care services assessment tool that behavioral health-care continuum gap grant program applicants can use to identify regional gaps in behavioral health and substance use disorder services, underserved populations, and unmet behavioral health needs. In awarding grants, the BHA shall give preference to applicants providing a service that addresses a gap in services identified with the BHA's assessment tool or a county, regional, or community assessment tool.

In order to receive a community behavioral health-care continuum gap grant, an applicant must offer a monetary contribution or in-kind contributions that directly support the behavioral health-care services provided with the grant award. The BHA may waive the monetary or in-kind contribution requirement for applicants requesting a grant of less than $50,000. Each grant recipient must report to the BHA about its use of the grant award. The state department of human services must include information about the grant program in its annual "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" hearing.

The act establishes the substance use workforce stability grant program in the BHA. A substance use disorder treatment provider, a recovery provider, and local governments are eligible for a grant. In order to receive a grant, a provider must prioritize providing services to voluntary and civil clients. The BHA shall prioritize awarding grants to providers that offer same-day or next-day appointments, serve low-income and marginalized populations, or intend to expand the number of individuals they serve. A grant recipient shall use a grant award to support direct care staff who spend 50% or more of their time working with clients.

The act appropriates $75 million from the behavioral and mental health cash fund to the state department for the behavioral health-care continuum gap grant program and $15 million from the behavioral and mental health cash fund to the state department for the substance use workforce stability grant program.


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

Status: 3/7/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
4/5/2022 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
4/21/2022 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 Appropriations
5/6/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/6/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
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
5/18/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, April 6
34 HB22-1281 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
35 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
36 recommendation:
37
38 Amend printed bill, page 4, after line 7 insert:
39
40 "(2) "BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES REGION"
41 MEANS A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES REGION
42 DESIGNATED BY THE BHA COMMISSIONER AFTER CONSULTATION WITH
43 THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE POLICY AND FINANCING AND
44 CONSIDERATION OF THE REGIONAL STRUCTURE THAT SERVES THE
45 MEDICAID POPULATION.".
46
47 Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.
48
49 Page 4, strike line 16 and substitute "SERVICES.".
50
51 Page 4, line 26, strike "FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED INDIAN TRIBE,".
52
53 Page 5, line 12, before "NEED," insert "HIGHEST".
54
55 Page 5, after line 22 insert:
1 "(III) IN CONNECTION WITH THE REVIEW OF GRANT APPLICATIONS
2 AND AWARDS, THE BHA SHALL SOLICIT INPUT FROM A DIVERSE
3 STAKEHOLDER GROUP THAT REFLECTS THE GEOGRAPHIC AND
4 DEMOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY OF THE ENTIRE STATE, INCLUDING MEMBERS
5 FROM RURAL AND URBAN AREAS, AND MEMBERS OF DIVERSE RACIAL,
6 DISABILITY, AND CULTURAL GROUPS AND OF DIVERSE SEXUAL
7 ORIENTATIONS AND GENDERS.".
8
9 Page 6, line 4, after "IDENTIFIED" insert "LOCAL".
10
11 Page 6, line 5, strike "WITH SUPPORTING SERVICES".
12
13 Page 6, line 6, strike "CARE;" and substitute "CARE, INCLUDING SERVICES
14 FOR ADULTS OR FAMILIES WITH ACUTE, COMPLEX, OR SEVERE CONDITIONS
15 AND NEEDS;".
16
17 Page 6, line 10, strike "SERVICES." and substitute "SERVICES TO ADDRESS
18 IDENTIFIED LOCAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH-CARE NEEDS ALONG THE
19 CONTINUUM OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE, INCLUDING SERVICES FOR
20 CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES WITH ACUTE, COMPLEX, OR SEVERE
21 CONDITIONS AND NEEDS.".
22
23 Page 6, line 15, after "LOCAL GOVERNMENT," insert "FEDERALLY
24 RECOGNIZED INDIAN TRIBE,".
25
26 Page 6, line 22, after "COORDINATION," insert "TRAUMA RECOVERY,
27 TRAUMA-INFORMED TRAINING, TRAINING ON PROVIDING SERVICES IN A
28 CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE MANNER,".
29
30 Page 6, line 23, strike "HOMES, AND" and substitute "HOMES. A
31 COMMUNITY INVESTMENT GRANT AWARD MAY ALSO BE USED".
32
33 Page 6, line 24, strike "SERVICES." and substitute "SERVICES, WHICH MAY
34 INCLUDE THE CREATION OR REDESIGN OF MENTAL HEALTH INPATIENT
35 BEDS, EMERGENCY ROOM BEDS FOR MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS PATIENTS,
36 OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH BEDS, AND STEP-DOWN FACILITIES
37 CONNECTED WITH A HOSPITAL.".
38
39 Page 7, strike lines 1 through 7 and substitute:
40
41 "(II) A GRANT RECIPIENT THAT IS A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER,
42 WITHDRAWAL MANAGEMENT PROVIDER, OUTPATIENT SUBSTANCE USE
43 TREATMENT PROVIDER, OR HOSPITAL MAY USE A GRANT AWARD TO
44 CREATE A PROGRAM COMMONLY KNOWN AS "TREATMENT ON DEMAND"
45 TO PREPARE PROVIDERS TO OFFER SAME-DAY ACCESS TO INITIATE
46 MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT, SUBSTANCE USE COUNSELING, PEER
47 S U PP O R T , AND NAVIGATION S E R V IC E S . AS P A RT O F A
48 TREATMENT-ON-DEMAND PROGRAM, A GRANT AWARD MAY BE USED FOR:
49 (A) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO REDESIGN ACCESS AND IMPROVE
50 EFFICIENCIES THAT WOULD MAKE TREATMENT ACCESSIBLE ON A
51 SAME-DAY BASIS, INCLUDING EDUCATION OF PROVIDERS ON
52 DETERMINATION OF LEVELS OF CARE AS DESCRIBED BY THE AMERICAN
53 SOCIETY OF ADDICTION MEDICINE;
54 (B) DEVELOPING PROTOCOLS AND CREDENTIALING PROVIDERS TO
55 INITIATE PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGICAL TREATMENTS; OR
1 (C) RECRUITING AND TRAINING PEER SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS TO
2 ACT AS NAVIGATORS AND ADVOCATES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND DEVELOPING
3 PARTNERSHIPS ACROSS LEVELS OF CARE TO FACILITATE TRANSFERS OF
4 CARE FROM HOSPITAL AND WITHDRAWAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS TO
5 ONGOING TREATMENT.".
6
7 Page 7, strike lines 13 through 15 and substitute "BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
8 ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES REGION.".
9
10 Page 7, line 16, after "LOCAL GOVERNMENT;" insert "FEDERALLY
11 RECOGNIZED INDIAN TRIBE;".
12
13 Page 8, line 13, strike "contributing" and substitute "matching".
14
15 Page 8, line 16, after "TOOL" insert "OR A COUNTY, REGIONAL, OR
16 COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT TOOL".
17
18 Page 8, line 17, before "REGION" insert "BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
19 ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES".
20
21 Page 9, before line 1 insert:
22
23 "(d) A DEMONSTRATION THAT THE APPLICANT HAS
24 COLLABORATED OR COMMUNICATED WITH RELEVANT COMMUNITY-BASED
25 ORGANIZATIONS AND WITH A LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN WHICH SERVICES
26 WILL BE OFFERED;".
27
28 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
29
30 Page 9, lines 1 and 2, strike "CONTRIBUTING FUNDS OR NONFINANCIAL
31 CONTRIBUTING" and substitute "MATCHING".
32
33 Page 9, line 2, strike "(3)" and substitute "(3)(a)".
34
35 Page 9, line 4, strike "CONTRIBUTING FUNDS" and substitute "MATCHING
36 RESOURCES".
37
38 Page 9, line 9, strike "COMMITMENT" and substitute "PLAN".
39
40 Page 9, strike line 11 and substitute:
41
42 "(h) A DESCRIPTION OF THE APPLICANT'S EXPERIENCE IN
43 PROVIDING CULTURALLY COMPETENT AND GENDER RESPONSIVE SERVICES,
44 AND WHETHER THE APPLICANT IS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE INDIVIDUALS
45 THE APPLICANT SEEKS TO SERVE WITH THE GRANT; AND".
46
47 Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.
48
49 Page 9, strike lines 21 through 24 and substitute: "THAT OFFER A
50 MONETARY MATCH IN RESOURCES, WHICH MAY INCLUDE COMMUNITY
51 BENEFIT FUNDS, OR IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS , WHICH MAY INCLUDE
52 LOCAL COLLABORATION, THAT DIRECTLY SUPPORT THE BEHAVIORAL
53 HEATH-CARE SERVICES PROVIDED WITH A GRANT AWARD. THE BHA MAY
54 WAIVE THE MATCHING RESOURCES REQUIREMENT FOR AN".
55
1 Page 9, lines 26 and 27, strike "CONTRIBUTING FUNDS" and substitute
2 "MATCHING RESOURCES".
3
4 Page 10, strike lines 3 through 6 and substitute:
5
6 "(b) IN DETERMINING WHETHER AN APPLICANT HAS IDENTIFIED A
7 GAP IN SERVICES ON THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH-CARE SERVICE
8 CONTINUUM, THE BHA SHALL ACCEPT THE RESULTS OF AN ASSESSMENT
9 CONDUCTED BY THE APPLICANT WITH THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH-CARE
10 SERVICES ASSESSMENT TOOL DEVELOPED BY THE BHA OR A COUNTY,
11 REGIONAL, OR COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT TOOL THAT DEMONSTRATES
12 GAPS IN SERVICES.
13 (c) A PROGRAM FUNDED BY A GRANT AWARD MUST COMPLY WITH
14 THE FEDERAL "AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990", 42 U.S.C.
15 SEC.12101 ET SEQ., AS AMENDED, AND SERVE INDIVIDUALS WITH A
16 DISABILITY, AS DEFINED IN THE FEDERAL ACT, REGARDLESS OF PRIMARY
17 DIAGNOSIS, CO-OCCURRING CONDITIONS, OR IF THE INDIVIDUAL REQUIRES
18 ASSISTANCE WITH ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
19 12-270-104.".
20
21 Page 10, lines 19 and 20, strike "CONTRIBUTING FUNDS OR NONFINANCIAL
22 CONTRIBUTING" and substitute "MATCHING".
23
24

House Journal, April 19
6 HB22-1281 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
7 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
8 recommendation:
9
10 Amend printed bill, page 12, after line 8 insert:
11
12 "SECTION 3. Appropriation. For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
13 $90,000,000 is appropriated to the department of human services for use
14 by the behavioral health administration. This appropriation is from the
230 15 behavioral and mental health cash fund created in section 24-75-
16 (2)(a), C.R.S., and is of money the state received from the federal
17 coronavirus state fiscal recovery fund. The administration may use this
18 appropriation for the behavioral health-care continuum gap grant
19 program. Any money appropriated in this section not expended prior to
20 July 1, 2023, is further appropriated to the administration from July 1,
21 2023, through June 30, 2024, for the same purpose. These appropriations
22 are based on the assumption that the administration will require 5.0 FTE
23 in the 2022-23 state fiscal year and 4.5 FTE in the 2023-24 state fiscal
24 year to implement this act.".
25
26 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
27
28 Page 1, line 102, strike "SERVICES." and substitute "SERVICES, AND, IN
29 CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
30
31

House Journal, April 22
37 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 19, 2022, and
38 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April
39 19, 2022.
40
41 Amendment No. 2, Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
42 Report, dated April 5, 2022, and placed in member’s bill file; Report also
43 printed in House Journal, April 6, 2022.
44
45 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Ricks.
46
47 Amend the Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Committee
48 Report, dated April 5, 2022, page 3 of the report, strike line 12.
49
50 Page 3 of the report, strike lines 22 through 26 and substitute:
51 "Page 9 of the printed bill, line 1, strike "NONFINANCIAL" and substitute
52 "IN-KIND".
53
54 Page 9 of the bill, line 4, after "FUNDS" insert "OR IN-KIND CONTRIBUTING
55 RESOURCES".".
1 Page 4 of the report, strike lines 3 through 10 and substitute:
2
3 "Page 9 of the bill, strike lines 20 through 27 and substitute:
4 "(3) (a) THE BHA SHALL ONLY AWARD GRANTS TO APPLICANTS
5 THAT OFFER A MONETARY CONTRIBUTION OR IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS
6 THAT DIRECTLY SUPPORT THE SERVICES PROVIDED WITH A GRANT AWARD.
7 IN DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF CONTRIBUTING RESOURCES REQUIRED
8 FOR AN APPLICANT, THE BHA SHALL CONSIDER THE SIZE OF THE
9 APPLICANT ORGANIZATION, INCLUDING AVAILABLE STAFF AND ANNUAL
10 OPERATING BUDGET. THE BHA MAY WAIVE THE CONTRIBUTING
11 RESOURCES REQUIREMENT FOR AN APPLICANT THAT IS REQUESTING A
12 GRANT AWARD OF LESS THAN FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.".
13
14 Page 10 of the bill, strike lines 1 and 2.".
15
16 Page 4 of the report, strike lines 25 and 26 and substitute:
17 "Page 10 of the bill, line 19, strike "NONFINANCIAL" and substitute
18 "IN-KIND".".
19
20 Amendment No. 4, by Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez.
21
22 Amend printed bill, page 12, after line 8 insert:
23 "SECTION 3. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 27-60-205 as
24 follows:
25 27-60-205. Substance use workforce stability grant program
26 - repeal. (1) THERE IS ESTABLISHED IN THE BHA THE SUBSTANCE USE
27 WORKFORCE STABILITY GRANT PROGRAM, REFERRED TO IN THIS SECTION
28 AS THE "GRANT PROGRAM". THE BHA SHALL ADMINISTER THE GRANT
29 PROGRAM AND SHALL DEVELOP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE
30 GRANT PROGRAM, WHICH MUST INCLUDE A GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS,
31 CRITERIA FOR AWARDING GRANTS AND DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF A
32 GRANT AWARD, AND THE TIMELINE FOR AWARDING GRANTS AND
33 DISTRIBUTING GRANT MONEY.
34 (2) A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT PROVIDER OR A
35 RECOVERY PROVIDER, INCLUDING PROVIDERS THAT SERVE CHILDREN, AND
36 A LOCAL GOVERNMENT, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 27-60-301, IS ELIGIBLE
37 FOR A GRANT. IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A GRANT, A PROVIDER MUST SUBMIT
38 AN APPLICATION TO THE BHA AND MUST PRIORITIZE PROVIDING SERVICES
39 TO VOLUNTARY AND CIVIL CLIENTS.
40 (3) THE BHA SHALL ACCEPT AND REVIEW GRANT APPLICATIONS
41 AND AWARD GRANTS. THE BHA SHALL PRIORITIZE AWARDING GRANTS TO
42 PROVIDERS THAT OFFER SAME-DAY OR NEXT-DAY APPOINTMENTS, SERVE
43 LOW-INCOME AND MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS, OR INTEND TO EXPAND
44 THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS THEY SERVE.
45 (4) A GRANT RECIPIENT SHALL USE A GRANT AWARD TO SUPPORT
46 DIRECT CARE STAFF WHO SPEND FIFTY PERCENT OR MORE OF THEIR TIME
47 WORKING WITH CLIENTS. SUPPORTING DIRECT CARE STAFF MAY INCLUDE
48 TEMPORARY SALARY INCREASES, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION BONUSES,
49 AND OTHER TACTICS THAT SUPPORT STAFF.
50 (5) (a) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE TO THE
51 STATE DEPARTMENT FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE BEHAVIORAL
52 AND MENTAL HEALTH CASH FUND CREATED IN SECTION 24-75-230 FOR THE
53 GRANT PROGRAM.
54
1 (b) THE STATE DEPARTMENT, BHA, AND ANY PERSON WHO
2 RECEIVES MONEY FROM THE BHA, INCLUDING EACH GRANT RECIPIENT,
3 SHALL COMPLY WITH THE COMPLIANCE, REPORTING, RECORD-KEEPING,
4 AND PROGRAM EVALUATION REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY THE OFFICE
5 OF STATE PLANNING AND BUDGETING AND THE STATE CONTROLLER IN
6 ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 24-75-226 (5).
7 (6) THIS SECTION IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JUNE 30, 2027.".
8
9 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
10
11 Amendment No. 5, by Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez.
12
13 Amend printed bill, page 11, line 11, strike "NINETY" and substitute
14 "SEVENTY-FIVE".
15
16 Page 11, line 16, strike "FORTY-FIVE" and substitute "THIRTY-FIVE".
17
18 Page 11, line 18, strike "FORTY-FIVE" and substitute "FORTY".
19
20 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
21 Reading and Final Passage.
22



HB22-1282 The Innovative Housing Incentive Program 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act creates the innovative housing incentive program (program) within the office of economic development (office). A business located in Colorado that has 500 or fewer employees and that manufactures certain types of housing may apply for funding through the program. Funding may be awarded through grants for operating expenses and for incentives for units manufactured based on criteria established by the office such as affordability, location where the unit is installed in the state, or meeting energy efficiency standards. Funding may also be awarded through loans that fund a new housing manufacturing factory or the expansion of an existing housing manufacturing factory. The act creates the innovative housing incentive program fund, requires a $40 million transfer to the fund of money from the affordable housing and home ownership cash fund that originates from the general fund, and continuously appropriates all money in the fund to the office to fund the program. The office must annually report to the general assembly regarding the expenditure of money from the innovative housing incentive program fund.


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

Status: 3/7/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
3/24/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/12/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/13/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/25/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/28/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended 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
5/6/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/9/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/9/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2022 Signed by Governor
5/20/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, March 25
13 HB22-1282 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
14 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
15 recommendation:
16
17 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 8, strike "WORKING CAPITAL GRANTS,"
18 and substitute "GRANTS THAT REIMBURSE OPERATING EXPENSES,".
19
20 Page 3, line 24, strike "THAT" and substitute "THAT:".
21
22 Page 3, strike lines 25 through 27.
23
24 Page 4, strike lines 1 through 9 and substitute:
25
26 "(I) MANUFACTURES ONE OR MORE MANUFACTURED HOMES, AS
27 DEFINED IN SECTION 24-32-3302 (20); OR
28 (II) MANUFACTURES HOUSING IN ANY OTHER MANNER THAT THE
29 OFFICE DETERMINES TO BE INNOVATIVE AND ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING
30 INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PREFABRICATED PANELIZED
31 CONSTRUCTION, WHICH MAY INCLUDE STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS
32 OR INSULATING CONCRETE FORMS, 3D-PRINTED HOUSING, KIT HOMES
33 INSTALLED ON A PERMANENT FOUNDATION, OR TINY HOMES INSTALLED
34 ON A PERMANENT FOUNDATION.".
35
36 Page 4, after line 13 add:
37
38 "(g) (I) "TINY HOME" MEANS A STRUCTURE THAT:
39 (A) IS PERMANENTLY CONSTRUCTED ON A VEHICLE CHASSIS;
40 (B) IS DESIGNED FOR LONG-TERM RESIDENCY;
41 (C) INCLUDES ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL, OR PLUMBING SERVICES
42 THAT ARE FABRICATED, FORMED, OR ASSEMBLED AT A LOCATION OTHER
43 THAN THE SITE OF THE COMPLETED HOME;
44 (D) IS NOT SELF-PROPELLED; AND
45 (E) HAS A SQUARE FOOTAGE OF NOT MORE THAN FOUR HUNDRED
46 SQUARE FEET.
47 (II) "TINY HOME" DOES NOT INCLUDE:
48 (A) A MANUFACTURED HOME;
49 (B) A RECREATIONAL PARK TRAILER AS DEFINED IN SECTION
50 24-32-902 (8);
902 51 (C) A RECREATIONAL VEHICLE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 24-32-
52 (9);
53 (D) A SEMITRAILER AS DEFINED IN SECTION 42-1-102 (89); OR
54 (E) AN INTERMODAL SHIPPING CONTAINER.".
55
1 Page 5, line 7, strike "CAPITAL".
2
3 Page 5, line 11, after "DOLLARS." insert "THE OFFICE MAY CONSULT WITH
4 THE DIVISION, INDUSTRY EXPERTS, AND STAKEHOLDERS TO CONSIDER
5 OTHER AREAS WARRANTING AN AMOUNT NOT LESS THAN SEVENTY-FIVE
6 THOUSAND DOLLARS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CONCENTRATED
7 AREAS WITH LIMITED ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND INADEQUATE OR
8 POOR-QUALITY HOUSING.".
9
10 Page 6, line 1, strike "COVID-19-IMPACTED" and substitute "CERTAIN".
11
12 Page 6, line 8, after the period add "IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY CERTAIN
13 AREAS OF THE STATE ELIGIBLE FOR ADDITIONAL CUMULATIVE INCENTIVES
14 PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (4)(b)(II), THE OFFICE MAY CONSIDER
15 WHETHER THE AREA HAS LIMITED ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY OR
16 INADEQUATE OR POOR-QUALITY HOUSING, WHETHER THE AREA HAS A
17 LACK OF HOUSING INVENTORY, ESPECIALLY WORKFORCE HOUSING, DUE
18 TO POPULATION MIGRATION FROM URBAN AREAS, AND OTHER RELEVANT
19 DATA AS DETERMINED BY THE OFFICE.".
20
21 Page 6, line 14, after "A" insert "NEW".
22
23 Page 6, line 15, after "FACTORY" insert "OR THE EXPANSION OF AN
24 EXISTING PRIVATELY OWNED HOUSING FACTORY".
25
26 Page 7, line 2, strike "MARGIN;" and substitute "PRICE OR MARGIN OR A
27 PORTION OF ITS PRODUCTION FOR PURCHASE BY INDIVIDUALS OR
28 ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDING AFFORDABLE HOME OWNERSHIP
29 OPPORTUNITIES, INCLUDING OPPORTUNITIES THAT PROMOTE LONG-TERM
30 AFFORDABILITY;".
31
32
33 Page 7, after line 14 insert:
34
35 "(IV) THE OFFICE AND THE DIVISION SHALL COLLABORATE ON
36 REVIEWING LOAN APPLICATIONS AND THE APPROVAL OF LOAN AWARDS.
37 IN CONNECTION WITH THE REVIEW OF LOAN APPLICATIONS AND AWARDS,
38 THE OFFICE SHALL SOLICIT INPUT FROM A STAKEHOLDER GROUP THAT
39 INCLUDES REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE OFFICE, THE DIVISION,
40 GEOGRAPHICALLY DIVERSE INDUSTRY EXPERTS, AFFORDABLE HOUSING
41 EXPERTS, AND OTHER RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS.".
42
43 Renumber succeeding subparagraph accordingly.
44
45 Strike "WORKING CAPITAL" on: Page 5, lines 5, 11, and 12.
46
47



HB22-1295 Department Early Childhood And Universal Preschool Program 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

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Status: 3/11/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/17/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/23/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/23/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/24/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/25/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/25/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/31/2022 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended 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, Floor
4/13/2022 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/14/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/18/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/25/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/25/2022 Sent to the Governor
4/25/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, March 18
7 HB22-1295 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
8 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
9 recommendation:
10
11 Amend printed bill, page 11, line 24, strike "MULTIPLE" and substitute
12 "TWO".
13
14 Page 12, after line 27 insert:
15 "(g) IF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DECIDES NOT TO FOLLOW THE
16 RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COUNCIL WITH REGARD TO A RULE, THE
17 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHALL PROVIDE A WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF THE
18 RATIONALE FOR THE DECISION.".
19
20 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
21
22 Page 16, line 25, strike "POWERS." and substitute "POWERS,".
23
24 Page 21, line 3, strike "SERVICES" and substitute "SERVICES THAT ARE
25 UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE DEPARTMENT".
26
27 Page 21, line 17, after "DATA," insert "ELIMINATING DUPLICATION OF
28 DATA COLLECTION WHEN POSSIBLE,".
29
30 Page 31, after line 25 insert:
31 "(I) ADMINISTRATION OF PART C OF THE FEDERAL "INDIVIDUALS
32 WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT", 20 U.S.C. SEC. 1400 ET SEQ., AS
33 AMENDED, AND COORDINATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OF
34 THE TRANSITION OF CHILDREN FROM PART C TO PART B AS AGREED TO IN
35 THE INTERAGENCY OPERATING AGREEMENT DESCRIBED IN SECTION
36 26.5-3-404 (3) BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF
37 EDUCATION;".
38
39 Renumber succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.
40
41 Page 31, line 26, strike "INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT" and substitute
42 "MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING".
43
44 Page 36, line 12, strike "NETWORKS," and substitute "NETWORKS AND
45 COLLABORATIVES,".
46
47 Page 36, line 14, after the period add "THE SOLICITATION AND SELECTION
48 OF ENTITIES TO SERVE AS LOCAL COORDINATING ORGANIZATIONS ARE NOT
49 SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE "PROCUREMENT CODE", ARTICLES
50 101 TO 112 OF TITLE 24.".
51
52 Page 37, line 3, after "PROVIDERS," insert "EARLY CHILDHOOD
53 COUNCILS,".
54
55
1 Page 37, line 3, after "AGENCIES," insert "SCHOOL DISTRICTS, CHARTER
2 SCHOOLS,"
3
4 Page 37, line 12, strike "AND".
5
6 Page 37, after line 12 insert:
7 "(IV) FAMILY RESOURCE CENTERS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
8 26.5-3-102; AND".
9
10 Renumber succeeding subparagraph accordingly.
11
12 Page 43, strike lines 22 through 24 and substitute "PROVIDERS;".
13
14 Page 45, line 16, strike "(2)(a)(III)," and substitute "(2)(c),".
15
16 Page 46, line 14, after "RULE." insert "THE COORDINATOR AGREEMENTS
17 ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE "PROCUREMENT CODE",
18 ARTICLES 101 TO 112 OF TITLE 24.".
19
20 Page 47, line 10, strike "(2)(a)(III);" and substitute "(2)(c);".
21
22 Page 48, line 18, strike "(2)" and substitute "(3)".
23
24 Page 50, line 13, strike "(2)(a)(III)," and substitute "(2)(c),".
25
26 Page 52, after line 19 insert:
27 "(5) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHALL ESTABLISH BY RULE A
28 PROCESS BY WHICH AN APPLYING ENTITY THAT IS NOT SELECTED TO ACT
29 AS A LOCAL COORDINATING ORGANIZATION, OR A LOCAL COORDINATING
30 ORGANIZATION FOR WHICH THE COORDINATING AGREEMENT IS
31 TERMINATED, MAY APPEAL THE DECISION OF THE DEPARTMENT.".
32
33 Page 59, line 3, strike "42" and substitute "42 20".
34
35 Page 73, line 24, strike "seventeen" and substitute "seventeen NINETEEN".
36
37 Page 74, after line 1, insert:
38 "(b) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY
39 CHILDHOOD OR THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S DESIGNEE;".
40
41 Reletter succeeding paragraphs according.
42
43 Page 74, line 6, strike "two" and substitute "two THREE".
44
45 Page 74, line 18, strike "(2)(d)" and substitute "(2)(d) (2)(e)".
46
47 Page 83, line 13, strike "2023." and substitute "2028."
48
49 Page 84, line 24, before "there" insert "AS AMENDED,".
50
408 51 Page 90, line 16, strike "26.5-3-(408) (1)(a)." and substitute "26.5-3-
52 (1).".
53
54 Page 91, line 1, strike "PART" and substitute "PART".
55
1 Page 93, line 5, after "26.5-3-404." insert "[Formerly 27-10.5-704]".
2
3 Page 140, line 1, strike "26.5-5-303 (5)." and substitute "26.5-5-303.".
4
5 Page 140, line 15, strike "26.5-5-303 (5)," and substitute "26.5-5-303,".
6
7 Page 140, line 16, strike "26.5-5-303 (12)," and substitute "26.5-5-303,".
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9 Page 140, line 20, strike "26.5-5-303 (27)," and substitute "26.5-5-303,".
10
11 Page 142, line 12, strike "26.5-5-303 (5)." and substitute "26.5-5-303.".
12
13 Page 143, line 7, strike "26.5-5-303 (12)." and substitute "26.5-5-303.".
14
15 Page 159, after line 1 insert:
16
9 17 "PART
18 FAMILY STRENGTHENING HOME VISITING PROGRAMS
19
20 26.5-3-901. Legislative declaration. (1) THE GENERAL
21 ASSEMBLY FINDS AND DECLARES THAT:
22 (a ) T R A D I T I O N A L M E T H O D S O F D E L I V E R I N G
23 FAMILY-STRENGTHENING SERVICE PROGRAMS, WHICH OFTEN REQUIRE
24 PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN TO TRAVEL TO A PROGRAM SITE TO ACCESS
25 SERVICES DELIVERED SIMULTANEOUSLY TO MULTIPLE FAMILIES, OFTEN
26 CREATE BARRIERS, SUCH AS LIMITED ACCESS TO TRANSPORTATION OR
27 CREATION OF A STIGMA AROUND RECEIVING SERVICES, THAT PREVENT
28 FAMILIES, ESPECIALLY LOW-INCOME FAMILIES, FROM RECEIVING THE
29 BENEFITS OF THE SERVICES;
30 (b) EVIDENCE DEMONSTRATES THAT VOLUNTARY, HIGH-QUALITY,
31 EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS THAT DELIVER FAMILY-STRENGTHENING
32 SUPPORT SERVICES HELP PARENTS AND OTHER CAREGIVERS DEVELOP THE
33 SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE NEEDED TO PROMOTE THEIR CHILDREN'S
34 HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING;
35 (c) HOME VISITING IS A SERVICE DELIVERY STRATEGY THAT IS
36 SUCCESSFULLY USED TO DELIVER A WIDE ARRAY OF HIGH-QUALITY,
37 VOLUNTARY FAMILY-STRENGTHENING SUPPORT SERVICES AND THAT
38 ENABLES FAMILIES TO OVERCOME BARRIERS TO ACCESS BECAUSE THE
39 SERVICES ARE DELIVERED IN THE HOME OR OTHER CONVENIENT SETTINGS,
40 WHICH ARE OFTEN SELECTED BY THE FAMILY;
41 (d) HOME VISITING IS A SERVICE DELIVERY STRATEGY THAT CAN
42 BE LEVERAGED TO PROVIDE HIGH-QUALITY , VOLUNTARY ,
43 FAMILY-STRENGTHENING SUPPORT SERVICES TO MORE COLORADO
44 FAMILIES WHO HAVE FEWER RESOURCES AND ARE EXPOSED TO RISK
45 FACTORS THAT MAY LEAD TO POOR OUTCOMES IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT.
46 USING HOME VISITING TO PROVIDE THESE SERVICES RESULTS IN A STRONG
47 RETURN ON INVESTMENT BY IMPROVING SCHOOL READINESS AND HELPING
48 COLORADO'S CHILDREN REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.
49 (e) FAMILY-STRENGTHENING SUPPORT SERVICES THAT ARE
50 DELIVERED THROUGH HOME VISITING HAVE ALSO DEMONSTRATED
51 IMPROVED FAMILY AND CHILD OUTCOMES BY PROMOTING SOLID
52 PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS, IMPROVING CHILD AND PARENTAL
53 SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH, IMPROVING FAMILY
54 ECONOMIC SECURITY, IDENTIFYING DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS EARLY,
55 PROVIDING TIMELY CHILD WELFARE INTERVENTION SERVICES, AND
1 PREVENTING TRAUMA AND TOXIC STRESS.
2 (2) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDS, THEREFORE, THAT
3 AUTHORIZING GRANT PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT HOME VISITING PROGRAMS
4 THAT DELIVER HIGH-QUALITY, VOLUNTARY, FAMILY-STRENGTHENING
5 SUPPORT SERVICES IS ONE OF THE BEST STRATEGIES AVAILABLE TO
6 SUPPORT PARENTS AND OTHER CAREGIVERS IN PREPARING CHILDREN FOR
7 FUTURE SUCCESS AND ENSURE ALL COLORADO CHILDREN ARE READY TO
8 LEARN WHEN THEY ARRIVE AT SCHOOL.
9 26.5-3-902. Definition. AS USED IN THIS PART 9, UNLESS THE
10 CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES, "HOME VISITING" MEANS A
11 TWO-GENERATION DELIVERY STRATEGY THAT IS DESIGNED TO OVERCOME
12 BARRIERS TO ACCESSING SERVICES BY PROVIDING A COMPREHENSIVE
13 ARRAY OF VOLUNTARY, EVIDENCE-BASED, FAMILY-STRENGTHENING
14 SERVICES TO A FAMILY IN A LOCATION USUALLY SELECTED BY THE FAMILY
15 THAT IS CONGRUENT WITH THE SERVICES BEING PROVIDED, WHICH
16 LOCATION MAY INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE FAMILY'S
17 HOME, A HEALTH CARE SETTING, OR A FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER.
18 26.5-3-903. Family-strengthening grant programs - authorized
19 requirements - implementation partner - rules. (1) THE DEPARTMENT
20 IS AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE GRANT PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT LOCAL
21 P R O V ID E R S IN D E LIV E R IN G H IG H -Q U A LIT Y , V O LU N T A R Y ,
22 FAMILY-STRENGTHENING SUPPORT SERVICES USING HOME VISITING
23 STRATEGIES THAT ARE DESIGNED TO OVERCOME THE ACCESS BARRIERS
24 OFTEN CREATED BY TRADITIONAL DELIVERY STRATEGIES. THE EXECUTIVE
25 DIRECTOR MAY PROMULGATE RULES AS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT GRANT
26 PROGRAMS AS AUTHORIZED IN THIS SECTION.
27 (2) ANY GRANT PROGRAMS THAT THE DEPARTMENT OPERATES
28 PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MUST BE DESIGNED TO AWARD GRANTS TO
29 FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES PROVIDERS THAT PROVIDE A CONTINUUM OF
30 HIGH-QUALITY, VOLUNTARY, FAMILY-STRENGTHENING SUPPORT SERVICES
31 THAT:
32 (a) SERVE FAMILIES AT SOME POINT DURING THE PERIOD THAT
33 EXTENDS FROM PREGNANCY THROUGH THE CHILD'S ENROLLMENT IN
34 EARLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRADES;
35 (b) ARE EVIDENCE-BASED AND HAVE DEMONSTRATED SIGNIFICANT
36 POSITIVE OUTCOMES IN ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
37 (I) CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND SCHOOL READINESS;
38 (II) FAMILY ECONOMIC SELF-SUFFICIENCY;
39 (III) MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH;
40 (IV) REDUCTIONS IN CHILD MALTREATMENT;
41 (V) FAMILY LINKAGES AND REFERRALS TO RESOURCES; AND
42 (VI) POSITIVE PARENTING PRACTICES; AND
43 (c) ARE DELIVERED USING A HOME VISITING STRATEGY TO
44 PROVIDE FAMILY SERVICES THAT IS BASED ON A NATIONAL MODEL FOR
45 HOME VISITING SERVICES OR HAS BEEN OTHERWISE PROVEN EFFECTIVE IN
46 OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO ACCESSING SERVICES;
47 (3) IN IMPLEMENTING A FAMILY-STRENGTHENING GRANT
48 PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL
49 CONTRACT WITH AN IMPLEMENTATION PARTNER. IF A GRANT PROGRAM IS
50 BASED ON A NATIONAL MODEL FOR DELIVERING FAMILY-STRENGTHENING
51 SERVICES, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CONTRACT WITH A LOCAL PUBLIC OR
52 PRIVATE ENTITY THAT IS CERTIFIED, OR OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED, TO LEAD
53 IN IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL MODEL IN THE STATE, TO ACT AS THE
54 IMPLEMENTATION PARTNER. IF A GRANT PROGRAM IS NOT BASED ON A
55 NATIONAL MODEL, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ISSUE A REQUEST FOR
1 PROPOSALS TO SELECT AN IMPLEMENTATION PARTNER. THE PUBLIC OR
2 PRIVATE ENTITY THAT THE DEPARTMENT SELECTS MUST, AT A MINIMUM,
3 HAVE DEMONSTRATED EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE WITH HOME VISITING
4 AND THE TYPES OF FAMILY-STRENGTHENING SERVICES THAT MEET THE
5 PURPOSE OF THE GRANT PROGRAM. THE DUTIES OF AN IMPLEMENTATION
6 PARTNER MAY BE ESTABLISHED BY DEPARTMENT RULE AND MAY VARY
7 BASED ON THE PURPOSE OF A PARTICULAR GRANT PROGRAM, BUT MUST,
8 AT A MINIMUM, INCLUDE:
9 (a) ASSISTING THE DEPARTMENT IN REVIEWING APPLICATIONS AND
10 SELECTING GRANTEES; AND
11 (b) WORKING WITH APPLICANTS TO COMPLETE A COMMUNITY
12 READINESS ASSESSMENT WHEN NEEDED.
13 (4) THIS PART 9 DOES NOT APPLY TO NOR AFFECT
14 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE "COLORADO NURSE HOME VISITOR PROGRAM
15 ACT", PART 5 OF THIS ARTICLE 3.".
16
17 Page 164, line 20, strike "9858 (e)," and substitute "9858 (e) 9858e,".
18
19 Page 167, strike lines 11 and 12 and substitute "TITLE 26, by
20 DEPARTMENT rule; of the state board, or by policy of a county
21 department; or".
22
23 Page 167, strike lines 16 through 19 and substitute:
24 "(c) At the county's discretion, a family that transitions off the
25 works program, is eligible for CCCAP, and resides in a county that has
26 families on its waiting list may be added to the waiting list or be provided
27 child care assistance without first being added to the waiting list.".
28
29 Page 168, line 27, strike "REVISE," and substitute "REVISE, AS
30 APPROPRIATE,".
31
32 Page 169, strike lines 1 through 3 and substitute "as the family income
33 approaches self-sufficiency income levels. This revised copayment
34 schedule should allow families to retain a portion of its THEIR increases
35 in income.".
36
37 Page 175, strike lines 18 and 19 and substitute "to the child, the hours
38 authorized for the provision of child care through CCCAP must include
39 authorized hours for the child that promote".
40
41 Page 175, strike lines 23 through 25 and substitute "number of hours
42 authorized for AMOUNT OF child care AUTHORIZED should be based on the
43 number of hours the parent is participating in an eligible activity and the
44 PARENT'S AND child's needs for CHILD care.".
45
46 Page 177, lines 12 and 13, strike "NOT BE BASED ON DAILY
47 REIMBURSEMENT RATES" and substitute "ALLOW DAILY REIMBURSEMENT
48 RATES ONLY FOR DROP-IN CHILD CARE, BACK-UP CHILD CARE, AND CARE
49 THAT IS COMMONLY PAID ON A DAILY REIMBURSEMENT BASIS IN THE
50 CHILD CARE MARKET".
51
52 Page 179, lines 5 and 6, strike "Subject to available capacity to raise
53 federal or state funding, shall" and substitute "Subject to available
54 capacity to raise federal or state funding, Shall".
55
1 Page 189, line 17, strike "PART 1 OF".
2
3 Page 190, line 5, strike "26.5-2-102" and substitute "26.5-2-103".
4
5 Page 190, strike lines 12 through 14 and substitute:
6 "(13) "PARENT" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION
7 22-20-103.".
8
9 Page 194, line 12, after "PRESCHOOL," insert "OTHER THAN FEDERAL
10 MONEY PROVIDED THROUGH IDEA,".
11
12 Page 197, strike lines 3 through 6 and substitute "THE GOAL OF
13 SUPPORTING INCREASED ATTAINMENT OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES IN
14 EARLY CHILDHOOD OR BACCALAUREATE DEGREES WITH SUPPLEMENTAL
15 EARLY LEARNING CREDENTIALS FOR LEAD TEACHERS EMPLOYED BY
16 PRESCHOOL PROVIDERS; AND".
17
18 Page 200, line 7, strike "ALIGN, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE," and
19 substitute "ENSURE THAT A PRESCHOOL EDUCATOR MAY MEET THE
20 QUALIFICATIONS FOR PRESCHOOL EDUCATORS BY DEMONSTRATING
21 COMPLIANCE WITH THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR AN EARLY CHILDHOOD
22 TEACHING LICENSE ENDORSEMENT PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
23 EDUCATION.".
24
25 Page 200, strike lines 8 through 10.
26
27 Page 200, line 17, after "IS" insert "APPROPRIATE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD
28 EDUCATION AND".
29
30 Page 200, line 20, strike "ALIGN, TO THE FULLEST" and substitute "ALLOW,
31 TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE, A TEACHER WHO IS LICENSED BY THE
32 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO USE THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
33 REQUIRED TO RENEW THE TEACHING LICENSE TO ALSO MEET THE
34 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY THE
35 DEPARTMENT FOR TEACHERS EMPLOYED BY A PRESCHOOL PROVIDER.".
36
37 Page 200, strike lines 21 through 24.
38
39 Page 202, strike lines 12 and 13 and substitute "SCREENINGS, WHICH
40 MUST, AT A MINIMUM, INCLUDE THE USE OF VALID AND RELIABLE
41 SCREENING TOOLS THAT ARE".
42
43 Page 202, line 14, strike "APPROPRIATE;" and substitute "APPROPRIATE.".
44
45 Page 202, strike lines 15 through 17.
46
47 Page 202, line 19, strike "AN ADVISORY LIST" and substitute "A RESOURCE
48 BANK".
49
50 Page 202, line 20, strike "LIST" and substitute "RESOURCE BANK".
51
52 Page 202, line 27, strike "LITERACY" and substitute "LITERACY, AS
53 DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE,".
54
55 Page 203, strike line 3 and substitute "APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTION TO
1 SUPPORT CHILDREN'S SUCCESS IN EARLY ELEMENTARY GRADES WHEN
2 RECEIVING INSTRUCTION PURSUANT TO".
3
4 Page 203, line 4, strike "REQUIREMENTS OF".
5
6 Page 203, lines 12 and 13, strike "ON THE ADVISORY LIST" and substitute
7 "IN THE RESOURCE BANK".
8
9 Page 203, line 24, strike "ON THE ADVISORY LIST" and substitute "IN THE
10 RESOURCE BANK".
11
12 Page 203, line 25, strike "THIS LIST," and substitute "THE RESOURCE
13 BANK,".
14
15 Page 203, line 26, strike "ADVISORY LIST" and substitute "RESOURCE
16 BANK".
17
18 Page 203, line 27, strike "LIST" and substitute "RESOURCE BANK".
19
20 Page 204, line 1, strike "ADVISORY LIST," and substitute "RESOURCE
21 BANK,".
22
23 Page 204, strike lines 4 through 15 and substitute:
24 "(c) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL MAKE THE RESOURCE BANK
25 ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE.".
26
27 Page 204, line 17, strike "interagency agreement." and substitute
28 "memorandum of understanding.".
29
30 Page 204, lines 18 and 19, strike "AN INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT" and
31 substitute "A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING".
32
33 Page 205, line 2, strike "PRACTICES," and substitute "PRACTICES;".
34
35 Page 205, strike lines 3 through 6.
36
37 Page 205, strike lines 7 through 9 and substitute:
38 "(b) CREATE TRAINING FOR PRESCHOOL PROVIDERS CONCERNING
39 THE LEGAL OBLIGATIONS FOR SERVING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES,
40 INCLUDING THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF ADMINISTRATIVE
41 UNITS SPECIFIED IN IDEA AND ECEA; AND".
42
43 Page 205, line 14, strike "AN INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT" and substitute
44 "A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING".
45
46 Page 205, line 22, strike "FEDERALLY MANDATED TIMELINES," and
47 substitute "FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS AND TIMELINES,".
48
49 Page 206, strike lines 12 through 16.
50
51 Page 206, line 17, strike "(II)" and substitute "(I)".
52
53 Page 206, line 18, after "ECEA;" insert "AND".
54
55 Page 206, strike lines 19 and 20.
1 Page 206, line 21, strike "(IV)" and substitute "(II)".
2
3 Page 206, line 22, strike "LEGISLATIVE" and substitute "LEGAL".
4
5 Page 224, line 19, strike "QUALITATIVE DATA," and substitute
6 "QUANTITATIVE DATA, AND QUALITATIVE DATA IF AVAILABLE,".
7
8 Page 225, after line 13 insert:
9
3 10 "PART
11 KINDERGARTEN READINESS ONLINE PILOT PROGRAM
12
13 26.5-4-301. Legislative declaration. (1) THE GENERAL
14 ASSEMBLY FINDS AND DECLARES THAT:
15 (a) ALL CHILDREN IN THE YEAR BEFORE THEY ARE ELIGIBLE TO
16 ENROLL IN KINDERGARTEN SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL
17 AND ACADEMIC SUPPORTS THAT ARE IMPORTANT FOR SCHOOL READINESS;
18 (b) THE STATE SHOULD PROVIDE A WIDE RANGE OF CHOICES FOR
19 FAMILIES TO ACCESS KINDERGARTEN READINESS SUPPORTS, INCLUDING
20 THE OPTION FOR ONLINE KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAMS; AND
21 (c) TO RECEIVE STATE FUNDING, AN ONLINE KINDERGARTEN
22 READINESS PROGRAM SHOULD DEMONSTRATE STRONG EVIDENCE OF
23 EFFECTIVENESS IN TEACHING A DIVERSE ARRAY OF CHILDREN, PROVIDE
24 EVIDENCE-BASED ONLINE CURRICULUM, INCORPORATE FAMILY
25 ENGAGEMENT, AND UNDERGO PERIODIC EVALUATION TO MEASURE
26 EFFECTIVENESS IN PREPARING CHILDREN TO LEARN IN KINDERGARTEN.
27 (2) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THEREFORE FINDS THAT, TO BEST
28 SERVE ALL FAMILIES, IT IS APPROPRIATE FOR THE STATE TO SUPPORT AN
29 ONLINE KINDERGARTEN READINESS PILOT PROGRAM AS A CHOICE FOR
30 PARENTS WHO SEEK TO ACCESS ACADEMIC AND READINESS SUPPORT
31 SERVICES FOR THEIR CHILDREN IN THE YEAR PRECEDING KINDERGARTEN
32 ELIGIBILITY.
33 26.5-4-302. Online kindergarten readiness pilot program -
34 created- survey - provider selection - funding. (1) THERE IS CREATED
35 IN THE DEPARTMENT THE ONLINE KINDERGARTEN READINESS PILOT
36 PROGRAM, REFERRED TO IN THIS PART 3 AS THE "PILOT PROGRAM", TO
37 PROVIDE FUNDING FOR A VOLUNTARY, ONLINE KINDERGARTEN READINESS
38 PROGRAM THAT SERVES CHILDREN IN THE YEAR BEFORE ELIGIBILITY FOR
39 KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT. THE PURPOSES OF THE PILOT PROGRAM ARE
40 TO:
41 (a) HELP ENSURE THAT, IN THE YEAR BEFORE ELIGIBILITY FOR
42 KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT, CHILDREN RECEIVE PERSONALIZED, ONLINE
43 SUPPORT IN READING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE THAT IS
44 DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE;
45 (b) PROVIDE TRAINING FOR PARENTS AND OTHER FAMILY
46 MEMBERS TO HELP THEM ASSIST THEIR CHILDREN IN LEARNING; AND
47 (c) RAISE THE LEVEL OF KINDERGARTEN READINESS FOR ALL
48 CHILDREN, INCLUDING CHILDREN WHO ARE IN LOW-INCOME FAMILIES.
49 (2) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CONDUCT A STATEWIDE SURVEY TO
50 DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF FAMILIES WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN
51 PARTICIPATING IN THE PILOT PROGRAM. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL COMPILE
52 AND SUBMIT THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY BY DECEMBER 1, 2022, TO THE
53 JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE OFFICE
54 OF STATE PLANNING AND BUDGETING.
55
1 (3) (a) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ISSUE A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
2 FOR A PROVIDER TO MAKE AN ONLINE KINDERGARTEN READINESS
3 PROGRAM AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES STATEWIDE. AT A MINIMUM, A
4 PROVIDER MUST DEMONSTRATE:
5 (I) THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE TECHNOLOGY TO FAMILIES THAT
6 CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ONLINE PROGRAM BUT DO NOT HAVE THE
7 APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY TO BE ABLE TO DO SO;
8 (II) THE USE OF A CURRICULUM THAT IS DEVELOPMENTALLY
9 APPROPRIATE AND EVIDENCE BASED AND HAS DEMONSTRATED
10 EFFECTIVENESS IN PREPARING CHILDREN TO LEARN IN KINDERGARTEN;
11 (III) STRONG EVIDENCE OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROVIDER'S
12 ONLINE KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAM OVERALL IN PREPARING
13 CHILDREN TO LEARN IN KINDERGARTEN AND IN DEVELOPING STRONG
14 SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL SKILLS IN CHILDREN WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE
15 PROGRAM; AND
16 (IV) AN EFFECTIVE PLAN FOR RECRUITING FAMILIES FROM
17 DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS IN ALL GEOGRAPHIC AREAS OF THE STATE TO
18 VOLUNTARILY ENROLL IN THE PROGRAM.
19 (b) BY MARCH 15, 2023, BASED ON THE PROPOSALS RECEIVED,
20 THE DEPARTMENT SHALL SELECT AND CONTRACT WITH A SINGLE
21 PROVIDER TO PROVIDE AN ONLINE KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAM.
22 AT A MINIMUM, THE CONTRACT MUST REQUIRE THE PROVIDER TO PROVIDE
23 STATEWIDE NOTICE OF THE AVAILABILITY OF THE ONLINE KINDERGARTEN
24 READINESS PROGRAM AND BEGIN ENROLLING FAMILIES, FREE OF CHARGE,
25 FOR THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR.
26 26.5-4-303. Reporting. (1) BEGINNING WITH THE HEARING HELD
27 IN JANUARY OF 2025, AS PART OF THE ANNUAL HEARING HELD PURSUANT
28 TO THE "STATE MEASUREMENT FOR ACCOUNTABLE, RESPONSIVE, AND
29 TRANSPARENT (SMART) GOVERNMENT ACT", PART 2 OF ARTICLE 7 OF
30 TITLE 2, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF
31 THE PILOT PROGRAM, INCLUDING:
32 (a) THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN ENROLLED IN THE PILOT PROGRAM
33 FOR THE PRECEDING FISCAL YEAR;
34 (b) THE NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF CHILDREN ENROLLED IN
35 THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM WHO WERE IN LOW-INCOME FAMILIES AND WHO
36 MET ONE OR MORE OF THE QUALIFYING FACTORS ESTABLISHED IN
37 DEPARTMENT RULE PURSUANT TO SECTION 26.5-4-204 (4)(a)(II),
38 INCLUDING IDENTIFYING THE QUALIFYING FACTORS THAT WERE MET;
39 (c) THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE CHILDREN ENROLLED IN THE PILOT
40 PROGRAM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RACE, ETHNICITY,
41 DISABILITY, AND INCOME;
42 (d) QUANTITATIVE AND, TO THE EXTENT AVAILABLE, QUALITATIVE
43 DATA, INCLUDING STUDENT OUTCOMES TO THE EXTENT THEY ARE
44 AVAILABLE, DEMONSTRATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PILOT PROGRAM
45 IN IMPROVING THE OVERALL LEARNING AND KINDERGARTEN READINESS
46 OF CHILDREN ENROLLED IN THE PILOT PROGRAM; AND
47 (e) ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION NECESSARY TO DETERMINE
48 THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PILOT PROGRAM IN PREPARING CHILDREN TO
49 LEARN IN KINDERGARTEN.
50 (2) THE DEPARTMENT MAY REQUEST AND THE PROVIDER SHALL
51 PROVIDE INFORMATION AS NECESSARY FOR THE DEPARTMENT TO PREPARE
52 THE REPORT DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION.
53 (3) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ANNUALLY PUBLISH ON THE
54 DEPARTMENT WEBSITE THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE REPORT
55 DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION.
1 26.5-4-304. Repeal of part. THIS PART 3 IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE
2 JULY 1, 2029.".
3
4 Page 234, line 14, strike "PART 3 OF ARTICLE 5 OF THIS TITLE 26.5" and
5 substitute "PART 3 OF THIS ARTICLE 5".
6
7 Page 237, lines 21 and 22, strike "In addition, some children are placed
8 in facilities for residential care for their protection and well-being." and
9 substitute "In addition, some children are placed in facilities for
10 residential care for their protection and well-being.".
11
12 Page 253, line 9, strike "purpose;" and substitute "purpose, AS DEFINED
13 IN DEPARTMENT RULE;".
14
15 Page 255, line 2, after "body that" insert "HAS HAD ITS LICENSE
16 SUSPENDED PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-4-104 OR".
17
18 Page 255, line 3, strike "suspension or" and substitute "suspension or".
19
20 Page 274, strike lines 25 through 27.
21
22 Page 275, strike lines 1 through 18.
23
24 Page 288, line 21, strike "appeal, but that the" and substitute "appeal. but
25 that the entire appeals process shall last no more than one hundred
26 calendar days after the date of the notice of denial of the waiver request.".
27
28 Page 288, strike lines 22 through 24.
29
30 Page 310, lines 9 and 10, strike "subsection (3)" and substitute
31 "subsection (3) SUBSECTION (9)".
32
33 Page 313, line 6, strike "3;" and substitute "3 OR ANY OF THE STANDARDS
34 PRESCRIBED AND PUBLISHED IN DEPARTMENT RULE PURSUANT TO THIS
35 PART 3;".
36
37 Page 313, line 21, strike "For the purposes of this" and substitute "For the
38 purposes of this".
39
40 Page 313, line 22, before "SUBSECTION" insert "AS USED IN THIS".
41
42 Page 317, line 2, strike "OF THE DEPARTMENT".
43
44 Page 317, lines 4 and 5, strike "PART 3 AND shall render his or her A
45 recommendation to the" and substitute "shall render his or her
46 recommendation to PART 3 AND ISSUE AN INITIAL DECISION. The".
47
48 Page 317, strike line 6 and substitute "of human services who shall render
49 the final decision of the department," and substitute "of human services
50 who shall render SHALL REVIEW THE INITIAL DECISION AND ISSUE the final
51 decision of the department.".
52
53 Page 317, line 7, strike "and" and substitute "and", and strike "A" and
54 substitute "A".
55
1 Page 317, line 25, strike "(8)," and substitute "(7),".
2
3 Page 323, strike lines 12 through 14 and substitute "MUST be before an
4 administrative law judge, of the department, who shall render his or her
5 recommendation to WHO SHALL ISSUE AN INITIAL DECISION. The executive
6 director of the department who render SHALL REVIEW THE INITIAL
7 DECISION AND ISSUE the final decision of the department.".
8
9 Page 330, line 18, strike "DEPARTMENT" and substitute "DEPARTMENT, IN
10 PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EARLY CHILDHOOD LEADERSHIP COMMISSION,".
11
12 Page 330, line 21, after "DEPARTMENT" insert "AND THE COMMISSION".
13
14 Page 330, strike line 23 and substitute "EMPLOYMENT AND WITH".
15
16 Page 330, line 24, strike "WITH" and substitute "THAT HAVE".
17
18 Page 331, line 27, strike "ENSURING THAT ALL LEAD" and substitute
19 "SUPPORTING INCREASED ATTAINMENT OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES IN
20 EARLY CHILDHOOD OR BACCALAUREATE DEGREES WITH SUPPLEMENTAL
21 EARLY LEARNING CREDENTIALS FOR LEAD TEACHERS EMPLOYED BY
22 PRESCHOOL PROVIDERS;".
23
24 Page 332, strike lines 1 through 4.
25
26 Page 348, line 7, before "CHILD" insert "AND".
27
28 Page 355, line 6, strike "FOR PURPOSES OF" and substitute "AS USED IN".
29
30 Page 360, line 7, after "BODY" insert "FOR WHICH THE LICENSE IS
31 SUSPENDED PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-4-104 OR".
32
33 Page 360, line 8, strike "SUSPENSION OR".
34
35 Page 393, line 15, strike "NO LATER THAN JANUARY 1, 2016, THE" and
36 substitute "THE".
37
38 Page 410, line 6, strike "9;" and substitute "9 OR ANY OF THE STANDARDS
39 PRESCRIBED AND PUBLISHED IN DEPARTMENT RULE PURSUANT TO THIS
40 PART 9;".
41
42 Page 410, lines 21 and 22, strike "FOR THE PURPOSES OF" and substitute
43 "AS USED IN".
44
45 Page 422, line 17, after "(16)(a)(VII)" insert "and (23)".
46
47 Page 422, after line 27 insert:
48
49 "(23) (a) THE FOLLOWING STATUTORY AUTHORIZATIONS FOR THE
50 DESIGNATED ADVISORY COMMITTEES WILL REPEAL ON JULY 1, 2032:
51 (I) THE RULES ADVISORY COUNCIL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY
52 CHILDHOOD CONVENED PURSUANT TO SECTION 26.5-1-105 (2).
53 (b) THIS SUBSECTION (23) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2034.".
54
55
1 Page 423, line 7, strike "ARTICLE 26.5" and substitute "ARTICLE 3 OF
2 TITLE 26.5".
3
4 Page 429, line 10, strike "For the purposes of" and substitute "For the
5 purposes of AS USED IN".
6
7 Page 430, line 10, strike "(2)(k), (2)(k.5)," and substitute "(2)(j.8), (2)(k),
8 (2)(k.5), (2)(l),".
9
10 Page 430, line 11, strike "and (2)(y)" and substitute "(2)(s), (2)(y), and
11 (2.5)(a)".
12
13 Page 431, line 18, strike "state department of human services" and
14 substitute "state department of human services,".
15
16 Page 431, line 19, strike "CHILDHOOD" and substitute "CHILDHOOD,".
17
18 Page 432, after line 7, insert:
19 "(j.8) The state department of human services OR DEPARTMENT OF
20 EARLY CHILDHOOD investigating any person required to submit to a
21 background check pursuant to section 26-6-705 (2), when the person has
22 given written authorization to the state department of human services OR
23 DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD to check records or reports of child
24 abuse or neglect;".
25
26 Page 432, line 27, strike "services," and substitute "services OR
27 DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD,".
28
29 Page 433, line 8, after "services" insert "OR DEPARTMENT OF EARLY
30 CHILDHOOD".
31
32 Page 433, after line 19 insert:
33 "(l) The state department of human services OR DEPARTMENT OF
34 EARLY CHILDHOOD, when requested in writing by the department of
35 education to check records or reports of child abuse or neglect for the
36 purpose of aiding the department of education in its investigation of an
37 allegation of abuse by an employee of a school district in this state.
38 Within ten days of the department of education's request, the state
39 department of human services OR DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD
40 shall provide the date of the report of the incident, the location of
41 investigation, the type of abuse or neglect, and the county which THAT
42 investigated the incident contained in the confirmed reports of child abuse
43 or neglect. The department of education shall be IS subject to the fee
44 assessment established in subsection (2.5) of this section. Any employee
45 of the department of education who releases any information obtained
46 under this paragraph (l) SUBSECTION (2)(l) to any person not authorized
47 to receive such THE information pursuant to the provisions of section
48 22-32-109.7 C.R.S., or any member of the board of education of a school
49 district who releases such THE information obtained pursuant to said
50 section shall be deemed to have violated VIOLATES the provisions of
51 subsection (4) of this section and shall be IS subject to the penalty therefor
52 FOR THE VIOLATION.".
53
54 Page 434, after line 9, insert:
55
1 "(s) The state department of human services OR THE DEPARTMENT
2 OF EARLY CHILDHOOD investigating a prospective CASA volunteer for the
3 CASA program when the prospective CASA volunteer has given written
4 authorization to the CASA program to check any records or reports of
5 child abuse or neglect pursuant to section 19-1-205 (3)(a.5);".
6
7 Page 434, after line 15, insert:
8 "(2.5) Fee - rules - records and reports fund. (a) Any person or
9 agency provided information from the state department of human services
10 OR DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD pursuant to subsections (2)(i),
11 (2)(k) to (2)(o), (2)(t), and (2)(y) of this section and any child placement
12 agency must be assessed a fee that is established and collected by the
13 state department of human services pursuant to parameters set forth in
14 rule established by the state board of human services OR THE
15 DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD PURSUANT TO PARAMETERS SET
16 FORTH IN RULE ESTABLISHED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE
17 DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD, WHICHEVER IS APPLICABLE. At a
18 minimum, the rules must include a provision requiring the state
19 department of human services OR DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD, AS
20 APPLICABLE, to provide notice of the fee to interested persons and the
21 maximum fee amount that the department shall not exceed without the
22 express approval of the state board of human services OR EXECUTIVE
23 DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD, AS APPLICABLE.
24 The fee established must not exceed the direct and indirect costs of
25 administering subsections (2)(i), (2)(k) to (2)(o), (2)(t), and (2)(y) of this
26 section and the direct and indirect costs of administering section
27 19-3-313.5 (3) and (4).".
28
29 Page 435, line 7, strike "(2)(m)" and substitute "(2)(m), (2)(ll), and
30 (2)(mm); and add (2)(nn)".
31
32 Page 435, after line 13, insert:
33 "(ll) Officials or employees of county departments of health,
34 human services, or social services; and
35 (mm) Naturopathic doctor registered under article 250 of title 12;
36 AND
37 (nn) EMPLOYEES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD.".
38
39 Page 446, lines 21 and 22, strike "child care centers" and substitute "child
40 care centers PUBLIC PRESCHOOL PROVIDERS".
41
42 Page 448, line 11, before "and" insert "AS AMENDED,".
43
44 Page 452, after line 26 insert:
45 "SECTION 60. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-101-105,
46 amend (1)(a) introductory portion, (1)(a)(XIV), and (1)(a)(XV); and add
47 (1)(a)(XVI) as follows:
48 24-101-105. Appl

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14 HB22-1295 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
15 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
16 recommendation:
17
18 Amend the Education Committee Report, dated March 17, 2021, page 10,
19 after line 2, insert:
20
21 "Page 208 of the bill, line 22, strike "definitions." and substitute
22 "definitions - repeal.".
23
24 Page 213 of the bill, line 5, strike "UP TO THE AMOUNTS" and substitute
25 "AS".
26
27 Page 213 of the bill, line 7, strike "SERVICES" and substitute "SERVICES,
28 INCLUDING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES,".
29
30 Page 213 of the bill, strike lines 16 through 27 and substitute:
31 "(c) (I) (A) IN DISTRIBUTING FUNDING FOR PRESCHOOL SERVICES
32 PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION FOR THE 2023-24 FISCAL YEAR AND EACH
33 FISCAL YEAR THEREAFTER, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ENSURE THAT THE
34 AMOUNT OF FUNDING REQUIRED TO PROVIDE PRESCHOOL SERVICES TO ALL
35 THREE-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES WHO ENROLL IN THE
36 PRESCHOOL PROGRAM IS ANNUALLY DISTRIBUTED TO THE ENROLLING
37 PRESCHOOL PROVIDERS AND THE AMOUNT DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION
38 (3)(c)(I)(B) OF THIS SECTION IS DISTRIBUTED TO PROVIDE PRESCHOOL
39 SERVICES FOR ELIGIBLE CHILDREN WHO ARE THREE YEARS OF AGE OR
40 YOUNGER, AS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 26.5-4-204 (3)(a)(II) AND (3)(a)(III).
41 (B) TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR ELIGIBLE CHILDREN WHO ARE
42 THREE YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ANNUALLY
43 DISTRIBUTE THE AMOUNT ALLOTTED FOR THE 2022-23 FISCAL YEAR TO
44 PROVIDE PRESCHOOL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN THREE YEARS OF AGE OR
45 YOUNGER THROUGH THE "COLORADO PRESCHOOL PROGRAM ACT",
46 ARTICLE 28 OF TITLE 22, AS IT EXISTS PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2023, CALCULATED
47 AS AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN THREE YEARS OF AGE
23 48 OR YOUNGER ENROLLED BY EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE 2022-
49 FISCAL YEAR MULTIPLIED BY THE PER PUPIL FUNDING, AS DESCRIBED IN
50 SECTION 22-54-104 (3) OR (3.5), WHICHEVER IS APPLICABLE, FOR THE
51 ENROLLING SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE 2022-23 FISCAL YEAR.".
52
53 Page 214 of the bill, strike lines 1 through 14.
54
55 Page 214 of the bill, line 18, strike "THIS SUBSECTION (3)(c)" and
56 substitute "SUBSECTION (3)(c)(I)(B) OF THIS SECTION".
1 Page 214 of the bill, strike line 26 and substitute "DESCRIBED IN
2 SUBSECTION (3)(c)(I)(B) OF THIS SECTION, THE".
3
4 Page 215 of the bill, line 9, strike "APPROPRIATED" and substitute
5 "DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (3)(c)(I)(B) OF THIS SECTION".
6
7 Page 215 of the bill, lines 10 and 11, strike "AS DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION
8 (3)(c)(I) OF THIS SECTION".
9
10 Page 215 of the bill, line 17, strike "APPROPRIATED" and substitute
11 "DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (3)(c)(I)(B) OF THIS SECTION".
12
13 Page 215 of the bill, line 19, strike "AS DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION
14 (3)(c)(I) OF THIS SECTION".
15
16 Page 215 of the bill, line 27, strike "(3)(c)(I)" and substitute
17 "(3)(c)(I)(B)".
18
19 Page 216 of the bill, strike lines 5 through 27 and substitute:
20 "(4) (a) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THIS SECTION TO
21 THE CONTRARY, IF THE FUNDING THAT A PRESCHOOL PROVIDER THAT IS A
22 SCHOOL DISTRICT OR A CHARTER SCHOOL RECEIVES PURSUANT TO THIS
23 SECTION FOR ELIGIBLE CHILDREN ENROLLED IN THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
24 FOR THE 2023-24 FISCAL YEAR, CALCULATED AS THE PER-CHILD RATES FOR
25 THE 2023-24 FISCAL YEAR MULTIPLIED BY THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE
26 CHILDREN THE PRESCHOOL PROVIDER ENROLLS FOR THE 2023-24 FISCAL
23 27 YEAR, IS LESS THAN THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING ALLOTTED FOR THE 2022-
28 FISCAL YEAR FOR THE CHILDREN THE PRESCHOOL PROVIDER ENROLLED
29 THROUGH THE COLORADO PRESCHOOL PROGRAM, AS IT EXISTS PRIOR TO
30 JULY 1, 2023, CALCULATED AS FIFTY PERCENT OF THE PRESCHOOL
31 PROVIDER'S PER PUPIL FUNDING, AS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 22-54-104 (3)
32 OR (3.5), WHICHEVER IS APPLICABLE, FOR THE 2022-23 FISCAL YEAR
33 MULTIPLIED BY THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN THE PRESCHOOL PROVIDER
34 ENROLLED THROUGH THE COLORADO PRESCHOOL PROGRAM AND
35 DIRECTLY SERVED FOR THE 2022-23 FISCAL YEAR, THE DEPARTMENT
36 SHALL DISTRIBUTE TO THE PRESCHOOL PROVIDER FOR THE 2023-24 FISCAL
37 YEAR AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE DIFFERENCE IN SAID AMOUNTS.
38 (b) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THIS SECTION TO THE
39 CONTRARY, IF THE FUNDING THAT A COMMUNITY-BASED PRESCHOOL
40 PROVIDER RECEIVES PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION FOR ELIGIBLE CHILDREN
41 ENROLLED IN THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM FOR THE 2023-24 FISCAL YEAR,
42 CALCULATED AS THE PER-CHILD RATES FOR THE 2023-24 FISCAL YEAR
43 MULTIPLIED BY THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE CHILDREN THE PRESCHOOL
44 PROVIDER ENROLLS FOR THE 2023-24 FISCAL YEAR, IS LESS THAN THE
45 AMOUNT OF FUNDING THE COMMUNITY-BASED PRESCHOOL PROVIDER
46 RECEIVED FOR THE 2022-23 FISCAL YEAR PURSUANT TO A CONTRACT WITH
47 A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL TO INDIRECTLY SERVE CHILDREN
48 THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL ENROLLED THROUGH THE
49 COLORADO PRESCHOOL PROGRAM, AS IT EXISTS PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2023,
50 FOR THE 2022-23 FISCAL YEAR, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DISTRIBUTE TO
51 THE PRESCHOOL PROVIDER FOR THE 2023-24 FISCAL YEAR AN AMOUNT
52 EQUAL TO THE DIFFERENCE IN SAID AMOUNTS.
53 (c) ANY AMOUNT DISTRIBUTED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (4)
54 IS IN ADDITION TO THE AMOUNT CALCULATED FOR THE PRESCHOOL
55 PROVIDER FOR THE 2023-24 FISCAL YEAR PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
56
1 (d) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL COLLECT, AND PRESCHOOL
2 PROVIDERS SHALL PROVIDE, THE INFORMATION REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT
3 THIS SUBSECTION (4), WHICH MAY INCLUDE BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO:
4 (I) A SCHOOL DISTRICT'S PER PUPIL FUNDING AMOUNT
54 5 CALCULATED FOR THE 2022-23 FISCAL YEAR PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-
6 -104 (3) OR (3.5), WHICHEVER IS APPLICABLE;
7 (II) THE NUMBER OF PUPILS THAT A PRESCHOOL PROVIDER
8 ENROLLED THROUGH THE COLORADO PRESCHOOL PROGRAM, AS IT EXISTS
9 PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2023, FOR THE 2022-23 FISCAL YEAR; AND
10 (III) THE AMOUNTS PAID BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER
11 SCHOOLS TO COMMUNITY-BASED PRESCHOOL PROVIDERS PURSUANT TO
12 CONTRACTS ENTERED INTO FOR THE 2022-23 FISCAL YEAR IN ACCORDANCE
13 WITH THE COLORADO PRESCHOOL PROGRAM, AS IT EXISTS PRIOR TO JULY
14 1, 2023.
15 (e) THIS SUBSECTION (4) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2024.".
16
17 Strike page 217 of the bill.
18
19 Page 218 of the bill, strike lines 1 through 16.
20
21 Page 219 of the bill, strike lines 22 and 23 and substitute:
22 "(b) (I) FOR THE 2023-24 FISCAL YEAR, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
23 SHALL TRANSFER TO".
24
25 Page 219 of the bill, strike lines 26 and 27 and substitute "STATE
26 CONSTITUTION AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE
27 AMOUNT OF THE STATE SHARE OF TOTAL PROGRAM CALCULATED
28 PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 54 OF TITLE 22 FOR THE 2022-23 BUDGET YEAR,
29 AFTER APPLICATION OF THE BUDGET STABILIZATION FACTOR AND AFTER
30 ANY MID-YEAR ADJUSTMENT, AND THE AMOUNT THAT THE STATE SHARE
31 OF TOTAL PROGRAM, AFTER APPLICATION OF THE BUDGET STABILIZATION
32 FACTOR AND AFTER ANY MID-YEAR ADJUSTMENT, WOULD BE FOR THE
33 2022-23 BUDGET YEAR IF CALCULATED WITHOUT INCLUDING THE
34 STATEWIDE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM ENROLLMENT, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
35 22-54-103, FOR THE 2022-23 BUDGET YEAR AND THE NUMBER OF THREE-
36 AND FOUR-YEAR-OLD PUPILS WITH DISABILITIES RECEIVING AN
37 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM UNDER THE "EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN'S
38 EDUCATIONAL ACT", ARTICLE 20 OF TITLE 22, FOR THE 2022-23 BUDGET
39 YEAR.
40 (II) FOR THE 2024-25 FISCAL YEAR AND FOR EACH FISCAL YEAR
41 THEREAFTER, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL ANNUALLY TRANSFER TO
42 THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS CASH FUND FROM THE GENERAL FUND OR THE
43 STATE EDUCATION FUND CREATED IN SECTION 17 OF ARTICLE IX OF THE
44 STATE CONSTITUTION AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT DESCRIBED IN
45 SUBSECTION (1)(b)(I) OF THIS SECTION INCREASED ANNUALLY, BEGINNING
46 IN THE 2024-25 FISCAL YEAR, BY THE RATE OF INFLATION.".
47
48 Page 220 of the bill, strike lines 1 through 14.".
49
50 Page 11 of the committee report, line 12, strike "PROPOSALS" and
51 substitute "INFORMATION".
52
53 Page 11 of the committee report, strike line 30 and substitute:
54 "(b) BY MAY 1, 2023, BASED ON THE RESPONSES TO THE REQUEST
55 FOR INFORMATION, THE DEPARTMENT, SUBJECT TO AVAILABLE
56 APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE 2023-24 FISCAL YEAR, MAY".
1 Page 11 of the committee report, line 31, strike "DEPARTMENT SHALL".
2
3 Page 19 of the committee report, after line 23 insert:
4
5 "Page 485 of the bill, after line 5 insert:
6
7 "SECTION 117. Appropriation - adjustments to 2022 long
8 bill. (1) To implement this act, all of the appropriations made in the
9 annual general appropriation act for the 2022-23 state fiscal year to the
10 department of human services for use by the office of early childhood are
11 reduced to zero, and all of the related FTE are reduced to zero.
12 (2) All of the anticipated amount of federal funds received for the
13 2022-23 state fiscal year by the department of human services for use by
14 the office of early childhood included in the annual general appropriation
15 act for the 2022-23 state fiscal year are reduced to $0, and all of the
16 related FTE are reduced to zero.
17 (3) To implement this act, all of the appropriations made in the
18 annual general appropriation act for the 2022-23 state fiscal year to the
19 department of early childhood are reduced to $0, and all of the related
20 FTE are reduced to zero.
21 (4) To implement this act, appropriations made in the annual
22 general appropriation act for the 2022-23 state fiscal year to the
23 department of human services for use by the executive director's office
24 are adjusted as follows:
25 (a) The appropriation for health, life, and dental is decreased by
26 $1,255,561, which consists of $385,885 general fund, $3,362 from the
27 marijuana tax cash fund created in section 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S.,
28 $617,510 from various sources of cash funds, and $248,804 federal funds
29 from child care development funds;
30 (b) The appropriation for short-term disability is decreased by
31 $8,072, which consists of $3,656 general fund, $283 from the marijuana
32 tax cash fund created in section 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S., $2,781 from
33 various sources of cash funds, and $1,352 federal funds from child care
34 development funds;
35 (c) The appropriation for S.B. 04-257 amortization equalization
777 36 disbursement is decreased by $225,005, which consists of $121,
37 general fund, $29,943 from the marijuana tax cash fund created in section
38 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S., $26,434 from various sources of cash funds, and
39 $46,851 federal funds from child care development funds;
40 (d) The appropriation for S.B. 06-235 amortization equalization
777 41 disbursement is decreased by $225,005, which consists of $121,
42 general fund, $29,943 from the marijuana tax cash fund created in section
43 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S., $26,434 from various sources of cash funds, and
44 $46,851 federal funds from child care development funds;
45 (e) The appropriation for salary survey is decreased by $155,063,
46 which consists of $79,987 general fund and $75,076 federal funds from
47 child care development funds; and
48 (f) The appropriation for shift differential is decreased by
49 $113,658, which consists of $41,594 from various sources of cash funds
50 and $72,064 federal funds from child care development funds.
51 (5) (a) To implement this act, appropriations made in the annual
52 general appropriation act for the 2022-23 state fiscal year to the
53 department of human services are decreased as follows:
54
1
1 Total
1 Funds
1 General
1 Fund
1 Reappropriated
1 Funds
2 (1) Executive Director's Office
89 3 Personal Services $97,507 $4,418 $93,
76 4 Operating Expenses 39,280 2,204 37,
395 5 Workers' Compensation 66,234 3,839 62,
646 6 Legal Services 398,449 11,803 386,
790 7 Administrative Law Judge Services 25,790 0 25,
8 Payment to Risk Management and
441 9 Property Funds 3,653 212 3,
10 (2) Administration and Finance
11 (A) Administration
534 12 Personal Services 1,232,916 220,382 1,012,
290 13 Operating Expenses 25,309 2,019 23,
14 (B) Information Technology
443 15 Operating Expenses 9,771 328 9,
649 16 Microcomputer Lease Payments 12,029 380 11,
514 17 County Financial Management System 31,514 0 31,
640 18 Client Index Project 660 20
323 19 Payments to OIT 1,763,376 39,053 1,724,
433 20 CORE Operations 37,195 2,762 34,
475 21 Enterprise Content Management 21,197 1,722 19,
22 (C) Operations
298 23 Vehicle Lease Payments 8,906 608 8,
912 24 Capital Complex Leased Space 300,029 22,117 277,
467 25 Utilities 497 30
26 (D) Special Purpose
204 27 Injury Prevention Program 1,304 100 1,
28 Health Insurance Portability and
29 Accountability Act of 1996 - Security
76 30 Remediation 8,898 822 8,
695 31 TOTAL $4,084,514 $312,819 $3,771,
32
33 (b) For purposes of subsection (5)(a) of this section, the decreased
34 reappropriated funds are all from indirect cost recoveries.
35 (6) (a) To implement this act, appropriations made from
36 reappropriated funds in the annual general appropriation act for the
37 2022-23 state fiscal year to the department of human services are
38 increased by $1,405,214 as follows:
39
40 (1) Executive Director's Office
41 (A) General Administration
50742 Personal Services $97,
280 43 Operating Expenses $39,
44 (2) Administration and Finance
45 (A) Administration
916 46 Personal Services $1,232,
309 47 Operating Expenses $25,
48
1 (D) Special Purpose
304 2 Injury Prevention $1,
898 3 HIPPA $8,
4
5 (b) The reappropriated funds specified in subsection (6)(a) of this
6 section are funds received by the department of human services from the
7 department of early childhood.
8 (7) (a) To implement this act, the appropriation made in the annual
9 general appropriation act for the 2022-23 state fiscal year to the
10 department of health care policy and financing for use by department of
11 human services Medicaid-funded programs for division of community
12 and family support, early intervention services is decreased by
13 $4,063,691. This appropriation is from the general fund, which is subject
14 to the "(M)" notation as defined in the annual general appropriation act
15 for the same fiscal year.
16 (b) The decrease of the appropriation in subsection (7)(a) of this
17 section is based on the assumption that the anticipated amount of federal
18 funds received for the 2022-23 state fiscal year by the department of
19 health care policy and financing for division of community and family
20 support, early intervention services will decrease by $4,063,691.
21 (c) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $4,063,691 is appropriated to
22 the department of health care policy and financing for use by the
23 executive director's office, transfers to/from other departments. This
24 appropriation is from the general fund, which is subject to the "(M)"
25 notation as defined in the annual general appropriation act for the same
26 fiscal year. To implement this act, the department may use this
27 appropriation for transfer to the department of early childhood for early
28 intervention services.
29 (d) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, the general assembly
30 anticipates that the department of health care policy and financing will
31 receive $4,063,691 in federal funds for transfer to the department of early
32 childhood for early intervention services to implement this act. The
33 appropriation in subsection (7)(c) of this section is based on the
34 assumption that the department will receive this amount of federal funds.
35 (8) To implement this act, the general fund appropriation made in
36 the annual general appropriation act for the 2022-23 state fiscal year to
37 the governor - lieutenant governor - state planning and budgeting for use
38 by the office of the governor, special purpose for legal services is
39 decreased by $177,426.
40 (9) To implement this act, the appropriation from reapproriated
41 funds made in the annual general appropriation act for the 2022-23 state
42 fiscal year to the department of education for appropriated sponsored
43 programs is decreased by $651,922, and the related FTE is decreased by
44 6.0 FTE.
45 (10) (a) Section 24-75-112, C.R.S., provides definitions in order
46 to specify the purposes of certain line items of appropriation in subsection
47 (10)(c) of this section.
48 (b) Section 24-75-108 and section 2 of the annual general
49 appropriation act for the 2022-23 state fiscal year apply to the
50 appropriations in subsection (10)(c) of this section as if the appropriations
51 were included in the act.
52 (c)
52 APPROPRIATION FROM
52 ITEM &
52 SUBTOTAL
52 TOTAL GENERAL
52 FUND
52 GENERAL
52 FUND
52 EXEMPT
52 CASH
52 FUNDS
52 REAPPROPRIATED
52 FUNDS
52 FEDERAL
52 FUNDS
52 $ $ $ $ $ $ $
1 PART III
2 DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD
3
4 (1) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S OFFICE
5 (A) General Administration
6 Personal Services 3,201,419 2,144,852 27,542a 1,029,025b
7 (30.4 FTE)
8 Health, Life, and Dental 1,561,561 591,885 700,872c 268,804d
9 Short-term Disability 11,866 6,509 3,817c 1,540d
10 S.B. 04-257 Amortization
11 Equalization Disbursement 336,601 205,700 78,515c 52,386d
11 APPROPRIATION FROM
11 ITEM &
11 SUBTOTAL
11 TOTAL GENERAL
11 FUND
11 GENERAL
11 FUND
11 EXEMPT
11 CASH
11 FUNDS
11 REAPPROPRIATED
11 FUNDS
11 FEDERAL
11 FUNDS
11 $ $ $ $ $ $ $
1 S.B. 06-235 Supplemental
2 Amortization Equalization
3 Disbursement 336,601 205,700 78,515c 52,386d
4 Salary Survey 155,063 79,987 75,076d
5 Shift Differential 113,658 41,594c 72,064d
6 Workers' Compensation 66,234 3,839 62,395e
7 Operating Expenses 43,427 30,442 405a 467e 12,113f
8 Legal Services 694,159 307,513 386,646e
9 Administrative Law Judge Services 25,790 25,790e
10 Payment to Risk Management and
11 Property Funds 3,653 212 3,441e
12 Vehicle Lease Payments 8,906 608 8,298e
800 13 Capital Outlay 86,800 86,
800 APPROPRIATION FROM
800 ITEM &
800 SUBTOTAL
800 TOTAL GENERAL
800 FUND
800 GENERAL
800 FUND
800 EXEMPT
800 CASH
800 FUNDS
800 REAPPROPRIATED
800 FUNDS
800 FEDERAL
800 FUNDS
800 $ $ $ $ $ $ $
1 Capitol Complex Leased Space 300,029 22,117 277,912e
2 Operational Support Contract with
3 the Department of Human Services 1,405,214 229,945 1,175,269e
981 4 8,350,
5 a These amounts shall be from the Nurse Home Visitor Program Fund created in Section 26.5-3-507 (2)(c)(I), C.R.S.
6 b Of this amount, $887,363 shall be from Child Care Development Funds and $141,662(I) reflects funds anticipated to be received pursuant to Part C of the federal
7 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
8 c Of these amounts, $714,753 shall be from various cash funds, $125,029 shall be from the Preschool Programs Cash Fund created in Section 26.5-4-209 (1)(a), C.R.S., and
9 $63,531 shall be from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund created in Section 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S.
10 d These amounts shall be from Child Care Development Funds.
11 e These amounts shall be from departmental indirect cost recoveries or the Indirect Costs Excess Recovery Fund created in Section 24-75-1401 (2), C.R.S.
12 f Of this amount, $11,775 shall be from Child Care Development Funds and $338(I) reflects funds anticipated to be received pursuant to Part C of the federal Individuals with
13 Disabilities Education Act.
14
14 APPROPRIATION FROM
14 ITEM &
14 SUBTOTAL
14 TOTAL GENERAL
14 FUND
14 GENERAL
14 FUND
14 EXEMPT
14 CASH
14 FUNDS
14 REAPPROPRIATED
14 FUNDS
14 FEDERAL
14 FUNDS
14 $ $ $ $ $ $ $
1 (B) Information Technology Systems
2 Information Technology Contracts
3 and Equipment 5,021,705 3,948,984 72,721a 1,000,000b
4 Payments to OIT 1,763,376 39,053 1,724,323a
5 CORE Operations 37,195 2,762 34,433a
6 Child Care Automated Tracking
7 System 4,259,933 4,259,933b
209 8 11,082,
9
10 a These amounts shall be from departmental indirect cost recoveries or the Indirect Costs Excess Recovery Fund created in Section 24-75-1401 (2), C.R.S.
11 b These amounts shall be from Child Care Development Funds.
190 12 19,433,
190 APPROPRIATION FROM
190 ITEM &
190 SUBTOTAL
190 TOTAL GENERAL
190 FUND
190 GENERAL
190 FUND
190 EXEMPT
190 CASH
190 FUNDS
190 REAPPROPRIATED
190 FUNDS
190 FEDERAL
190 FUNDS
190 $ $ $ $ $ $ $
1 (2) PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS
2 Personal Services 1,149,447 225,762 923,685a
3 (9.5 FTE)
4 Operating Expenses 211,706 44,496 167,210a
5 Local Coordinating Organizations 5,273,021 5,273,021a
6 Early Childhood Councils1 3,331,173 3,331,173a
7 Child Care Resource and Referrals 2,489,666 2,489,666a
578 8 Family Resource Centers 1,161,578 1,161,
9 Indirect Cost Assessment 148,886 148,886a
477 10 13,765,
11 a These amounts shall be from Child Care Development Funds.
11 APPROPRIATION FROM
11 ITEM &
11 SUBTOTAL
11 TOTAL GENERAL
11 FUND
11 GENERAL
11 FUND
11 EXEMPT
11 CASH
11 FUNDS
11 REAPPROPRIATED
11 FUNDS
11 FEDERAL
11 FUNDS
11 $ $ $ $ $ $ $
1 (3) EARLY LEARNING ACCESS AND QUALITY
2 Personal Services 8,962,932 625,330 500,110a 7,837,492b
3 (50.4 FTE)
4 Operating Expenses 803,174 10,800a 792,374b
5 Capital Outlay 62,000 49,600a 12,400b
6 Child Care Assistance Program 157,916,576 28,790,460 15,064,026(I)c 114,062,090d
7 Intrastate Child Care Assistance
8 Program Redistribution 500,000 500,000b
9 Child Care Assistance Program
10 Stimulus - Eligibility Expansion and
11 Infant and Toddler Care
12 Reimbursement 25,970,215 25,970,215b
13 Workforce Recruitment and
14 Retention Grants 11,551,160 11,551,160b
14 APPROPRIATION FROM
14 ITEM &
14 SUBTOTAL
14 TOTAL GENERAL
14 FUND
14 GENERAL
14 FUND
14 EXEMPT
14 CASH
14 FUNDS
14 REAPPROPRIATED
14 FUNDS
14 FEDERAL
14 FUNDS
14 $ $ $ $ $ $ $
1 Professional Development and
2 Training 7,217,451 7,217,451b
3 Early Childhood Quality and
4 Availability 24,909,892 3,043,243 21,866,649b
5 Local Capacity Building Grants 17,319,546 17,319,546b
6 Indirect Cost Assessment 3,162,248 3,162,248b
194 7 258,375,
8 a These amounts shall be from the Preschool Programs Cash Fund created in Section 26.5-4-209 (1)(a), C.R.S.
9 b These amounts shall be from Child Care Development Funds.
10 c This amount shall be from local funds and reflects the local share of the costs of administering the Child Care Assistance Program and the local share of child care subsidies.
11 The (L) notation and the (I) notation apply to this amount.
12 d Of this amount, $113,962,090 shall be from Child Care Development Funds and $100,000 shall be from the Title XX Social Services Block Grant.
12 APPROPRIATION FROM
12 ITEM &
12 SUBTOTAL
12 TOTAL GENERAL
12 FUND
12 GENERAL
12 FUND
12 EXEMPT
12 CASH
12 FUNDS
12 REAPPROPRIATED
12 FUNDS
12 FEDERAL
12 FUNDS
12 $ $ $ $ $ $ $
1 (4) COMMUNITY AND FAMILY SUPPORT
2 Personal Services 4,213,192 2,135,321 378,689a 1,699,182b
3 (25.8 FTE)
4 Operating Expenses 332,341 185,233 52,188c 94,920d
5 Early Intervention 79,446,457 54,770,474 10,516,016(I)e 8,127,382f 6,032,585(I)g
6 Home Visiting 26,790,628 597,969 24,429,322h 1,763,337(I)i
7 Child Maltreatment Prevention 13,425,660 7,941,046 1,346,216j 4,138,398(I)k
8 Early Childhood Mental Health
9 Services2 6,188,456 1,333,541 4,854,915l
10 Social-Emotional Learning Programs
11 Grants 777,926 777,926m
11 APPROPRIATION FROM
11 ITEM &
11 SUBTOTAL
11 TOTAL GENERAL
11 FUND
11 GENERAL
11 FUND
11 EXEMPT
11 CASH
11 FUNDS
11 REAPPROPRIATED
11 FUNDS
11 FEDERAL
11 FUNDS
11 $ $ $ $ $ $ $
1 Child Care Services and Substance
2 Use Disorder Treatment Pilot
3 Program 500,000 500,
4 Indirect Cost Assessment 500,314 112,047n 388,267o
974 5 132,174,
6 a Of this amount, $198,861 shall be from the Nurse Home Visitor Program Fund created in Section 26.5-3-507 (2)(c)(I), C.R.S., $90,452 shall be from the Colorado Child
7 Abuse Prevention Trust Fund created in Section 26.5-3-206 (1), C.R.S., $88,267 shall be from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund created in Section 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S., and
8 $1,109(I) shall be from the Early Intervention Services Trust Fund created in Section 26.5-3-409 (2)(a), C.R.S. The Early Intervention Services Trust Fund amount is shown
9 for informational purposes only as this fund is not subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and the amount is exempt from the restrictions on state spending imposed
10 by Section 20 of Article X of the State Constitution pursuant to Section 26.5-3-409 (2)(a), C.R.S.
11 b Of this amount, $131,066 shall be from Child Care Development Funds, $1,407,469(I) reflects funds anticipated to be received pursuant to Part C of the federal Individuals
12 with Disabilities Education Act, $95,779(I) reflects funds anticipated to be received pursuant to Title IV-B, Subpart 2, of the Social Security Act, and $64,868(I) reflects funds
13 anticipated to be received pursuant to the Community-based Child Abuse Prevention Grant fund.
14 c Of this amount, $29,084 shall be from the Nurse Home Visitor Program Fund created in Section 26.5-3-507 (2)(c)(I), C.R.S., $20,254 shall be from the Marijuana Tax Cash
15 Fund created in Section 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S., and $2,850 shall be from the Colorado Child Abuse Prevention Trust Fund created in Section 26.5-3-206 (1), C.R.S.
16 d Of this amount, $35,902 shall be from Child Care Development Funds, $32,944(I) reflects funds anticipated to be received pursuant to Part C of the federal Individuals with
17 Disabilities Education Act, $21,024(I) reflects funds anticipated to be received pursuant to Title IV-B, Subpart 2, of the Social Security Act, and $5,050(I) reflects funds
18 anticipated to be received pursuant to the Community-based Child Abuse Prevention Grant fund.
18 APPROPRIATION FROM
18 ITEM &
18 SUBTOTAL
18 TOTAL GENERAL
18 FUND
18 GENERAL
18 FUND
18 EXEMPT
18 CASH
18 FUNDS
18 REAPPROPRIATED
18 FUNDS
18 FEDERAL
18 FUNDS
18 $ $ $ $ $ $ $
1 e This amount shall be from shall be from the Early Intervention Services Trust Fund created in Section 26.5-3-409 (2)(a), C.R.S. The Early Intervention Services Trust Fund
2 amount is shown for informational purposes only as this fund is not subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and the amount is exempt from the restrictions on state
3 spending imposed by Section 20 of Article X of the State Constitution pursuant to Section 26.5-3-409 (2)(a), C.R.S.
4 f This amount shall be from Medicaid funds transferred from the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.
5 g This amount reflects funds anticipated to be received pursuant to Part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
6 h This amount shall be from the Nurse Home Visitor Program Fund created in Section 26.5-3-507 (2)(c)(I), C.R.S., which is received as a damage award and, as such, does
7 not constitute fiscal year spending for the purposes of Section 20 of Article X of the State Constitution.
8 i This amount shall be from the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant program.
9 j Of this amount, $1,074,400(I)(L) shall be from local funds and $271,816 shall be from the Colorado Child Abuse Prevention Trust Fund created in Section 26.5-3-206 (1),
10 C.R.S.
11 k Of this amount, $3,390,000 reflects funds anticipated to be received pursuant to Title IV-B, Subpart 2, of the Social Security Act, and $748,398(I) reflects funds anticipated
12 to be received pursuant to the Community-based Child Abuse Prevention Grant fund.
13 l This amount shall be from Child Care Development Funds.
14 m This amount shall be from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund created in Section 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S.
14 APPROPRIATION FROM
14 ITEM &
14 SUBTOTAL
14 TOTAL GENERAL
14 FUND
14 GENERAL
14 FUND
14 EXEMPT
14 CASH
14 FUNDS
14 REAPPROPRIATED
14 FUNDS
14 FEDERAL
14 FUNDS
14 $ $ $ $ $ $ $
1 n This amount shall be from various sources of cash funds.
2 o Of this amount, $75,732 shall be from Child Care Development Funds and $312,535(I) shall be from various sources of federal funds.
3
4 (5) LICENSING AND ADMINISTRATION
5 Personal Services 9,460,393 2,403,584 1,052,212a 6,004,597b
6 (59.1 FTE)
7 Operating Expenses 1,037,528 14,619 265,915c 756,994d
8 Background Investigation Unit 1,524,812 1,524,812e
9 (12.5 FTE)
10 Indirect Cost Assessment 189,687 89,981f 99,706b
420 11 12,212,
12
12 APPROPRIATION FROM
12 ITEM &
12 SUBTOTAL
12 TOTAL GENERAL
12 FUND
12 GENERAL
12 FUND
12 EXEMPT
12 CASH
12 FUNDS
12 REAPPROPRIATED
12 FUNDS
12 FEDERAL
12 FUNDS
12 $ $ $ $ $ $ $
1 a Of this amount, $1,042,212 shall be from the Child Care Licensing Cash Fund created in Section 26.5-5-311 (4), C.R.S. and $10,000(I) shall be from the Child Care Cash
2 Fund created in Section 26.5-5-323 (4), C.R.S. The Child Care Cash Fund amount is shown for informational purposes as it is continuously appropriated for activities related
3 to the improvement of the quality of child care in Colorado, pursuant to Section 26.5-5-323 (4), C.R.S.
4 b These amounts shall be from Child Care Development Funds.
5 c This amount shall be from the Child Care Licensing Cash Fund created in Section 26.5-5-311 (4), C.R.S.
6 d Of this amount, $606,994 shall be from Child Care Development Funds and $150,000(I) shall be from Title IV-E of the Social Security Act. The amount from Title
7 IV-E of the Social Security Act is reflected pursuant to Section 26-1-111 (2)(d)(II)(B), C.R.S., and shall be used in determining the amount to be deposited to the Excess
8 Federal Title IV-E Reimbursements Cash Fund pursuant to Section 26-1-111 (2)(d)(II)(C), C.R.S.
9 e Of this amount, $1,143,273 shall be from the Records and Reports Fund created in Section 19-1-307 (2.5), C.R.S. and $381,539 shall be from the Child Care Licensing
10 Cash Fund created in Section 26.5-5-311 (4), C.R.S.
11 f This amount shall be from various sources of cash funds.
12
13 TOTALS PART III
14 (EARLY CHILDHOOD) $435,961,255 111,679,564 57,101,120a 11,899,077 255,281,494b
14 APPROPRIATION FROM
14 ITEM &
14 SUBTOTAL
14 TOTAL GENERAL
14 FUND
14 GENERAL
14 FUND
14 EXEMPT
14 CASH
14 FUNDS
14 REAPPROPRIATED
14 FUNDS
14 FEDERAL
14 FUNDS
14 $ $ $ $ $ $ $
1 a Of this amount, $26,665,551 contains an (I) notation and is included for informational purposes only.
2
3 b Of this amount, $14,914,387 contains an (I) notation and is included for informational purposes only.
4
5 FOOTNOTES -- The following statements are referenced to the numbered footnotes throughout section 2.
6
7 1 Department of Early Childhood, Partnerships and Collaborations, Early Childhood Councils -- It is the General Assembly's intent that these
8 funds be allocated to existing Early Childhood Councils.
9
10 2 Department of Early Childhood, Community and Family Support, Early Childhood Mental Health Services -- It is the General Assembly's
11 intent that this appropriation be used for the purpose of supporting early childhood mental health specialists in each community mental health
12 center.
13
14

House Journal, March 23
42 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated March 23, 2022, and
43 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
44 March 23, 2022.
45
46 Amendment No. 2, Education Report, dated March 17, 2022, and placed
47 in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, March 18,
48 2022.
49
50 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Sirota.
51
52 Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated March 23, 2022,
53 page 1, line 19, strike "(3)(a)(II) AND (3)(a)(III)." and substitute
54 "(3)(a)(III) AND (3)(a)(IV).".
55
56
1 Amendment No. 4, by Representative Sirota.
2
3 Amend the Education Committee Report, dated March 17, 2022, page 3,
4 line 11, strike ""two"" and substitute ""Two"" and strike ""two THREE"."
5 and substitute ""Two THREE".".
6
7 Page 6, line 25, strike "26," and substitute "26 OR".
8
9 Page 12, line 37, strike "27." and substitute "27 and substitute:
10 (III) Any applicant, licensee, or employee of the applicant or
11 licensee who meets the definition of a department employee or an
12 independent contractor, as those terms are defined in section 27-90-111,
13 or who works for a contracting agency, as defined in section 27-90-111,
14 and who will have direct contact with vulnerable persons, as defined in
15 section 27-90-111 (2)(e), is required to submit to a state and national
16 fingerprint-based criminal history record check in the same manner as
17 required pursuant to section 27-90-111 (9); except that the state
18 department shall not bear the cost of such criminal history record check
19 required by this subsection (7)(a)(III). The state department may also
20 conduct a comparison search on the Colorado state courts public access
21 system to determine the crime or crimes for which the individual having
22 direct contact with vulnerable persons was arrested or convicted and the
23 disposition of such crime or crimes. The criminal history record check
24 required by this subsection (7)(a)(III) must be submitted to the state
25 department prior to the individual having direct contact with vulnerable
26 persons, and an applicant, licensee, or employee of an applicant or
27 licensee must not be allowed to have direct contact with vulnerable
28 persons if he or she does not meet the requirements set forth in this
29 subsection (7) and in section 27-90-111 (9).".
30
31 Page 17, strike lines 20 through 23 and substitute:
32 "(XVI) THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD IN SOLICITING
33 AND SELECTING ENTITIES TO SERVE AS LOCAL COORDINATING
34 ORGANIZATIONS PURSUANT TO SECTION 26.5-2-103 AND COORDINATING
35 AGREEMENTS ENTERED INTO PURSUANT TO SECTION 26.5-2-105.".".
36
37 Page 18, line 18, strike "services or" and substitute "services, or".
38
39 Page 18, line 19, strike "department" and substitute "department, OR THE
40 DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD,".
41
42 Amendment No. 5, by Representative Sirota.
43
44 Amend printed bill, page 14, line 2, strike "22" and substitute "22, AS IT
45 EXISTS PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2023,".
46
47 Page 17, line 4, strike "AN" and substitute "THE".
48
49 Page 17, line 9, strike "AN" and substitute "THE".
50
51 Page 24, line 21, strike "UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM." and substitute
52 "COLORADO UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM PURSUANT TO PART 2 OF
53 ARTICLE 4 OF THIS TITLE 26.5.".
54
55 Page 32, strike lines 21 through 23.
56
1 Renumber succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.
2
3 Page 41, line 27, strike "TAX, THE AMOUNT" and substitute "TAX".
4
5 Page 42, strike line 1 and substitute "AND THE".
6
7 Page 43, line 3, after "WORKFORCE," insert "LOCAL EARLY CHILDHOOD
8 COUNCILS,".
9
10 Page 55, line 15, strike "or" and substitute "or, PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2023,".
11
12 Page 58, line 24, strike "22; C.R.S.;" and substitute "22, C.R.S. AS IT
13 EXISTS PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2023;".
14
15 Page 141, strike lines 26 and 27 and substitute "26.5-4-103; or the
16 Colorado preschool program, created in article 28 of title 22; and".
17
18 Page 190, line 21, before "PRESCHOOL" insert "PUBLIC".
19
20 Page 190, line 23, before "PRESCHOOL" insert "PUBLIC".
21
22 Page 206, line 6, strike "EQUITABLE".
23
24 Page 211, line 15, strike "INCREASED ANNUALLY" and substitute
25 "CONSTITUTIONAL COMPLIANCE RATE INCREASED ANNUALLY, BEGINNING
26 IN THE 2024-25 FISCAL YEAR,".
27
28 Amendment No. 6, by Representative Sirota.
29
30 Amend printed bill, page 9, line 7, after "(1)" insert "(a)".
31
32 Page 9, line 15, strike "(a)" and substitute "(I)".
33
34 Page 9, line 18, strike "(b)" and substitute "(II)".
35
36 Page 9, line 20, strike "(c)" and substitute "(III)".
37
38 Page 9, line 22, strike "(d)" and substitute "(IV)".
39
40 Page 9, line 24, strike "(e)" and substitute "(V)".
41
42 Page 10, after line 1, insert:
43 "(b) THE DEPARTMENT MAY ADOPT GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES
44 TO ASSIST IN THE IMPLEMENTATION AND DELIVERY OF THE PROGRAMS AND
45 SERVICES THAT THE DEPARTMENT PROVIDES PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE
46 26.5. WHEN APPROPRIATE TO REDUCE POTENTIAL ADMINISTRATIVE
47 BURDEN, THE DEPARTMENT MAY DIFFERENTIATE IN THE ADOPTED
48 GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES AMONG COMMUNITIES, INCLUDING
49 COMMUNITIES IN RURAL AREAS, BASED ON COMMUNITY CAPACITY AND
50 READINESS FOR IMPLEMENTING PROGRAMS AND DELIVERING SERVICES.".
51
52 Page 48, line 12, after "ASSISTANCE," insert "WHICH MAY BE PROVIDED
53 ONLINE,".
54
55
1 Page 48, line 14, strike "PLANS;" and substitute "PLANS. THE DEPARTMENT
2 SHALL PRIORITIZE COMMUNITIES, INCLUDING RURAL COMMUNITIES, THAT
3 LACK FUNDING AND CAPACITY TO RECEIVE THE FUNDING AND SUPPORTS
4 DESCRIBED IN THIS SUBSECTION (1)(e).".
5
6 Page 48, line 22, strike "INFORMATION" and substitute "INFORMATION,
7 INCLUDING BY POSTING INFORMATION ON THE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE,".
8
9 Amendment No. 7, by Representative Sirota.
10
11 Amend printed bill, page 344, after line 23 insert:
12
13 "SECTION 10. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-54-108, amend
14 (3)(b)(I); and add (3)(b)(V) as follows:
15 22-54-108. Authorization of additional local revenues.
16 (3) (b) (I) Except as otherwise provided in subparagraphs (II), (III), and
17 (IV) of this paragraph (b) SUBSECTIONS (3)(b)(II), (3)(b)(III), (3)(b)(IV),
18 AND (3)(b)(V) OF THIS SECTION, the total additional local property tax
19 revenues that may be received pursuant to elections held pursuant to this
20 section shall MUST not exceed under any circumstances twenty percent of
104 21 the district's total program, as determined pursuant to section 22-54-
22 (2), or two hundred thousand dollars, whichever is greater.
23 (V) (A) ON AND AFTER JULY 1, 2023, AND SUBJECT TO THE
24 PROVISIONS OF SUBSECTION (3)(b)(V)(B) OF THIS SECTION, THE TOTAL
25 ADDITIONAL LOCAL PROPERTY TAX REVENUES THAT MAY BE RECEIVED
26 PURSUANT TO AN ELECTION HELD PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MUST NOT
27 EXCEED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES: TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE
28 DISTRICT'S TOTAL PROGRAM PLUS THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING THE DISTRICT
29 RECEIVES FOR CHILDREN ENROLLED IN THE COLORADO UNIVERSAL
5 30 PRESCHOOL PROGRAM PURSUANT TO PART 2 OF ARTICLE 4 OF TITLE 26.
31 OR TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, WHICHEVER IS GREATER; PLUS AN
32 AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE MAXIMUM DOLLAR AMOUNT OF PROPERTY TAX
2 33 REVENUE THAT THE DISTRICT COULD HAVE GENERATED FOR THE 2001-
34 BUDGET YEAR IF, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION
35 22-54-107.5, THE DISTRICT SUBMITTED A QUESTION TO AND RECEIVED
36 APPROVAL OF THE ELIGIBLE ELECTORS OF THE DISTRICT AT AN ELECTION
37 HELD IN NOVEMBER 2001.
104 38 (B) REGARDLESS OF THE APPLICABILITY OF SECTION 22-54-
39 (5)(g), FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBSECTION (3)(b)(V), A DISTRICT'S TOTAL
104 40 PROGRAM IS THE AMOUNT CALCULATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-54-
41 (2).".
42
43 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
44
45 Amendment No. 8, by Representative Sirota.
46
47 Amend printed bill, page 344, after line 23 insert:
48 "SECTION 10. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-54-108, amend
49 (3)(b)(I) and (3)(b)(IV)(C); and add (3)(b)(V) as follows:
50 22-54-108. Authorization of additional local revenues -
51 definition. (3) (b) (I) Except as otherwise provided in subparagraphs (II),
52 (III), and (IV) of this paragraph (b) SUBSECTIONS (3)(b)(II), (3)(b)(III),
53 (3)(b)(IV), AND (3)(b)(V) OF THIS SECTION, the total additional local
54 property tax revenues that may be received pursuant to elections held
55 pursuant to this section shall MUST not exceed under any circumstances
56 twenty percent of the district's total program, as determined pursuant to
1 section 22-54-104 (2), or two hundred thousand dollars, whichever is
2 greater.
3 (IV) (C) For purposes of this subparagraph (IV) SUBSECTION
4 (3)(b)(IV) AND SUBSECTION (3)(b)(V) OF THIS SECTION, a "small rural
5 district" is a district in Colorado that the department of education
6 determines is rural, based on the geographic size of the district and the
7 distance of the district from the nearest large, urbanized area, and that
8 enrolls fewer than one thousand students in kindergarten through twelfth
9 grade.
10 (V) (A) ON AND AFTER JULY 1, 2023, AND SUBJECT TO THE
11 PROVISIONS OF SUBSECTION (3)(b)(V)(B) OF THIS SECTION, THE TOTAL
12 ADDITIONAL LOCAL PROPERTY TAX REVENUES THAT A SMALL RURAL
13 DISTRICT MAY RECEIVE PURSUANT TO AN ELECTION HELD PURSUANT TO
14 THIS SECTION MUST NOT EXCEED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES: THIRTY
15 PERCENT OF THE DISTRICT'S TOTAL PROGRAM PLUS THE AMOUNT OF
16 FUNDING THE DISTRICT RECEIVES FOR CHILDREN ENROLLED IN THE
17 COLORADO UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM PURSUANT TO PART 2 OF
18 ARTICLE 4 OF TITLE 26.5 OR TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS,
19 WHICHEVER IS GREATER; PLUS AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE MAXIMUM
20 DOLLAR AMOUNT OF PROPERTY TAX REVENUE THAT THE SMALL RURAL
21 DISTRICT COULD HAVE GENERATED FOR THE 2001-02 BUDGET YEAR IF, IN
22 ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 22-54-107.5, THE SMALL
23 RURAL DISTRICT SUBMITTED A QUESTION TO AND RECEIVED APPROVAL OF
24 THE ELIGIBLE ELECTORS OF THE DISTRICT AT AN ELECTION HELD IN
25 NOVEMBER 2001.
104 26 (B) REGARDLESS OF THE APPLICABILITY OF SECTION 22-54-
27 (5)(g), FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBSECTION (3)(b)(V), A SMALL RURAL
28 DISTRICT'S TOTAL PROGRAM IS THE AMOUNT CALCULATED PURSUANT TO
29 SECTION 22-54-104 (2).".
30
31 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
32
33 Amendment No. 9, by Representative Sirota.
34
35 Amend printed bill, page 29, line 5, strike "AND".
36
37 Page 29, line 6, after "STANDARDS," insert "AND IMPROVING SCHOOL
38 READINESS,".
39
40 Page 193, after line 8 insert:
41 "(II) PURSUANT TO IDEA AND ECEA, EVERY CHILD WHO IS THREE
42 OR FOUR YEARS OF AGE AND IS A CHILD WITH DISABILITIES MUST BE
43 OFFERED PRESCHOOL SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CHILD'S
44 INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM.".
45
46 Renumber succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.
47
48 Page 193, line 11, strike "IS A CHILD WITH DISABILITIES,".
49
50 Page 193, line 12, strike "FAMILY," and substitute "FAMILY".
51
52 Page 195, lines 9 and 10, strike "(3)(a)(II) OR (3)(a)(III)" and substitute
53 "(3)(a)(III) OR (3)(a)(IV)".
54
55 Page 195, line 16, strike "(3)(a)(IV)" and substitute "(3)(a)(V)".
56
1 Page 195, line 25, strike "(3)(a)(II) AND (3)(a)(III)" and substitute
2 "(3)(a)(III) AND (3)(a)(IV)".
3
4 Page 208, line 27, strike "(3)(a)(II) AND (3)(a)(III)," and substitute
5 "(3)(a)(III) AND (3)(a)(IV),".
6
7 Page 211, line 7, strike "(3)(a)(II) AND (3)(a)(III)" and substitute
8 "(3)(a)(III) AND (3)(a)(IV)".
9
10 Page 221, line 3, strike "(3)(a)(II) AND (3)(a)(III)." and substitute
11 "(3)(a)(III) AND (3)(a)(IV).".
12
13 Amendment No. 10, by Representative Sirota.
14
15 Amend printed bill, page 195, line 23, after "PRESCHOOL SERVICES," insert
16 "FOR PRESCHOOL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES,".
17
18 Page 208, line 25, after "PRESCHOOL SERVICES," insert "FOR PRESCHOOL
19 SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES,".
20
21 Page 209, after line 6 insert:
22
23 "(II) THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STATE AND ADMINISTRATIVE
24 UNITS TO MEET THE SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING MAINTENANCE OF
25 EFFORT REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED IN IDEA;".
26
27 Renumber succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.
28
29 Page 211, line 5, strike the first "SERVICES" and substitute "SERVICES, FOR
30 PRESCHOOL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES,".
31
32 Page 213, line 6, after "SECTION," insert "FOR CHILDREN WITH
33 DISABILITIES,".
34
35 Page 221, line 1, strike "KINDERGARTEN" and substitute "KINDERGARTEN,
36 TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR PRESCHOOL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH
37 DISABILITIES,".
38
39 Amendment No. 11, by Representative Sirota
40
41 Amend printed bill, page 222, after line 19 insert:
42 "(II) THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES WHO
43 RECEIVED PRESCHOOL SERVICES;".
44
45 Renumber succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.
46
47 Page 223, line19, after "SERVICES," insert "PRESCHOOL SERVICES FOR
48 CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES,".
49
50 Page 223, after line 27 add:
51 "(II) WAS DISTRIBUTED TO FUND PRESCHOOL SERVICES FOR
52 CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES;".
53
54 Renumber succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.
55
56
1 Amendment No. 12, by Representative Sirota.
2
3 Amend printed bill, page 209, line 1, after "SERVICES." insert "IN
4 ESTABLISHING THE PER-CHILD RATES, THE DEPARTMENT, AT A MINIMUM,
5 SHALL ENSURE THAT THE PER-CHILD RATE FOR PRESCHOOL SERVICES FOR
6 CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IS AT LEAST EQUAL TO THE GREATER OF THE
7 PER-CHILD RATE FOR UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL SERVICES OR THE STATE PER
8 PUPIL PRESCHOOL FUNDING RATE FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES FOR
9 THE 2022-23 BUDGET YEAR, AS DEFINED IN SUBSECTION (6) OF THIS
10 SECTION.".
11
12 Page 219, after line 7 insert:
13 "(6) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT
14 OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
15 (a) "DISTRICT EXTENDED HIGH SCHOOL PUPIL ENROLLMENT" HAS
16 THE SAME MEANING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 22-54-103.
17 (b) "FUNDED PUPIL COUNT" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS PROVIDED
18 IN SECTION 22-54-103.
19 (c) "ONLINE PUPIL ENROLLMENT" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS
20 PROVIDED IN SECTION 22-54-103.
21 (d) "STATE AVERAGE PER PUPIL FUNDING AMOUNT" MEANS THE
22 STATEWIDE TOTAL AMOUNT OF PER PUPIL FUNDING, AS DESCRIBED IN
23 SECTION 22-54-104 (3) OR (3.5), CALCULATED FOR ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS
24 FOR THE 2022-23 BUDGET YEAR DIVIDED BY THE STATEWIDE TOTAL
25 FUNDED PUPIL COUNT, MINUS THE STATEWIDE TOTAL DISTRICT EXTENDED
26 HIGH SCHOOL PUPIL ENROLLMENT AND THE STATEWIDE TOTAL ONLINE
27 PUPIL ENROLLMENT, FOR THE 2022-23 BUDGET YEAR.
28 (e) "STATE PER PUPIL PRESCHOOL FUNDING RATE FOR CHILDREN
29 WITH DISABILITIES FOR THE 2022-23 BUDGET YEAR" MEANS AN AMOUNT
30 EQUAL TO THE STATE'S SHARE PERCENTAGE OF STATEWIDE TOTAL
31 PROGRAM FUNDING FOR ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS CALCULATED PURSUANT
32 TO THE "PUBLIC SCHOOL FINANCE ACT OF 1994", ARTICLE 54 OF TITLE 22,
33 FOR THE 2022-23 BUDGET YEAR MULTIPLIED BY THE STATE AVERAGE PER
34 PUPIL FUNDING AMOUNT FOR THE 2022-23 BUDGET YEAR.".
35
36 Amendment No. 13, by Representative Sirota.
37
38 Amend printed bill, page 343, line 4, strike "A".
39
40 Page 343, strike lines 5-10.
41
42 Representative Williams moved the bill be laid over one day.
43
44 The motion was declared lost on a viva voce vote.
45
46 Representative Pico moved to rerefer the bill to the Committee on
47 Education.
48
49 The motion was declared lost on a standing vote by division.
50
51 Laid Over, as amended, until Thursday, March 24, 2022.
52
53

House Journal, March 23
50 Amend printed bill, page 484, after line 20 insert:
51 "SECTION 114. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-22-118, add
52 (5) as follows:
53
1 24-22-118. Revenue from nicotine products and additional
2 tobacco taxes - 2020 tax holding fund - preschool programs cash fund
3 - creation - definitions. (5) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THIS
4 SECTION OR SECTION 39-28-116 TO THE CONTRARY, MONEY SHALL NOT BE
5 CREDITED TO THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS CASH FUND PURSUANT TO THIS
6 SECTION OR SECTION 39-28-116 (6) IN ANY FISCAL YEAR IN WHICH THE
7 AMOUNT OF THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION TO FUND THE STATE'S SHARE OF
8 TOTAL PROGRAM FUNDING FOR ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND THE FUNDING
9 FOR INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOLS IS REDUCED BY THE BUDGET
10 STABILIZATION FACTOR PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-54-104 (5)(g).".
11
12 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
13
14 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
15
16 YES 24 NO 37 EXCUSED 4 ABSENT
17 Amabile N Exum N Lynch E Sirota N
18 Bacon N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder Y
19 Baisley Y Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
20 Benavidez N Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
21 Bernett N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper E
22 Bird N Hanks E Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
23 Bockenfeld Y Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. N
24 Boesenecker N Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
25 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz N Van Beber Y
26 Caraveo N Jodeh N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
27 Carver Y Kennedy N Pico Y Weissman N
28 Catlin Y Kipp N Ransom Y Will Y
29 Cutter N Larson Y Rich Y Williams Y
30 Daugherty N Lindsay N Ricks N Woodrow N
31 Duran N Lontine N Roberts Y Woog Y
32 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
33 Speaker E

House Journal, March 24
7 Amend printed bill, page 13, after line 7, insert:
8 "(g) FOLLOWING THE INITIAL APPOINTMENTS TO THE COUNCIL, FOR
9 SUBSEQUENT APPOINTMENTS, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHALL SOLICIT
10 NOMINATIONS FOR APPOINTEES FROM THE LOCAL COORDINATION
11 ORGANIZATIONS. IF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DOES NOT APPOINT AN
12 INDIVIDUAL NOMINATED BY A LOCAL COORDINATING ORGANIZATION, THE
13 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHALL PROVIDE A WRITTEN EXPLANATION TO THE
14 NOMINATING ORGANIZATION EXPLAINING THE REJECTION OF THE
15 NOMINATION.".
16
17 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
18
19 YES 26 NO 36 EXCUSED 3 ABSENT
20 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
21 Bacon N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
22 Baisley Y Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
23 Benavidez N Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
24 Bernett N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
25 Bird N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone Y
26 Bockenfeld Y Herod E Mullica Y Valdez A. N
27 Boesenecker N Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
28 Bradfield Y Hooton E Ortiz N Van Beber Y
29 Caraveo N Jodeh N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
30 Carver Y Kennedy N Pico Y Weissman N
31 Catlin Y Kipp N Ransom Y Will Y
32 Cutter N Larson Y Rich Y Williams Y
33 Daugherty N Lindsay N Ricks N Woodrow N
34 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
35 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
36 Speaker E

Senate Journal, April 1
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB22-1295 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations
with favorable recommendation.
Amend reengrossed bill, page 17, strike lines 25 through 27 and substitute:
"26.5-1-107. Final agency action - authority of executive director -
rules. HEARINGS".

Page 18, strike lines 1 through 3.

Page 24, after line 12 insert:
"(3) TO ASSIST THE DEPARTMENT IN EXECUTING THE FUNCTIONS AND
MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED IN THIS SECTION, THE EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR SHALL ENSURE THAT THERE IS AT LEAST ONE STAFF MEMBER AMONG
THE UPPER MANAGEMENT LEVELS OF THE DEPARTMENT WHOSE JOB
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE ENSURING THAT STAFF SUPPORT AND COMMUNICATE,
INTERACT, AND PARTNER WITH THE COUNTIES AND THE COUNTY DEPARTMENTS,
AS DEFINED IN SECTION 26.5-4-103.".

Renumber succeeding subsection accordingly.

Page 30, line 25, strike "DEPARTMENT;" and substitute "DEPARTMENT,
INCLUDING WHETHER TO CREATE A TYPE 1 POLICY BOARD WITHIN THE
DEPARTMENT TO BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR WITH THE CONSENT OF THE
SENATE AND TRANSFER RULE-MAKING AUTHORITY AND OVERSIGHT OF THE
DEPARTMENT FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO THE POLICY BOARD;".

Page 31, line 2, strike "AND".

Page 31, after line 2 insert:
"(IV) THE IMPACT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COLORADO
UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM PURSUANT TO PART 2 OF ARTICLE 4 OF THIS
TITLE 26.5 ON THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN SERVED BY THE COLORADO CHILD
CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM PURSUANT TO PART 1 OF ARTICLE 4 OF THIS TITLE
26.5. THE INDEPENDENT EVALUATOR SHALL EVALUATE THIS ISSUE IN
CONSULTATION WITH COUNTY DEPARTMENTS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
26.5-4-103.".

Renumber succeeding subparagraph accordingly.

Page 37, line 23, after the period add "IN IDENTIFYING COMMUNITIES AND
ESTABLISHING COMMUNITY BOUNDARIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE, THE
DEPARTMENT SHALL ENSURE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT IS NOT INCLUDED IN
MORE THAN ONE COMMUNITY WITHOUT THE PRIOR APPROVAL OF THE SCHOOL
DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION EXPRESSED IN AN APPROVED BOARD
RESOLUTION.".

Page 50, line 15, strike "PLAN," and substitute "PLAN;".

Page 50, line 16, after "26.5-2-104," insert "INCLUDING PROVIDING A MIXED
DELIVERY SYSTEM OF PRESCHOOL PROVIDERS;".

Page 88, strike line 27 and substitute:
"(6) "DEFINED SERVICE AREA", ON AND AFTER JULY 1, 2024, MEANS THE
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA THAT A COMMUNITY-CENTERED BOARD SERVES AS
SPECIFIED IN THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE COMMUNITY-CENTERED BOARD AND
THE DEPARTMENT.".

Page 89, strike line 1.
Page 165, after line 26 insert:

"(3) "COUNTY DEPARTMENT" MEANS THE COUNTY OR DISTRICT
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN OR SOCIAL SERVICES.".

Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.

Page 167, line 14, strike "rates." and substitute "rates - provider
recruitment.".

Page 168, line 7, after the period add "BEFORE ADOPTING A CHANGE TO THE
PROVIDER RATES OR OTHER PAYMENT POLICIES, THE DEPARTMENT, IN
CONSULTATION WITH THE COUNTY DEPARTMENTS AND PROVIDERS, SHALL
ANALYZE THE ANTICIPATED IMPACT OF THE CHANGE TO THE COLORADO CHILD
CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, INCLUDING THE IMPACT ON THE COSTS OF
SERVICES AND ON THE FAMILIES AND PROVIDERS THAT PARTICIPATE IN CCCAP.
THE DEPARTMENT SHALL INCLUDE AN ANALYSIS COMPLETED PURSUANT TO THIS
SUBSECTION (1)(a) IN THE REPORT DESCRIBED IN SECTION 26.5-4-109.".

Page 168, line 9, after "SECTION," insert "BUT NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 1,
2022,".

Page 168, line 10, strike "OF HUMAN AND SOCIAL SERVICES".

Page 168, line 20, strike "THE DEPARTMENT" and substitute "THE DEPARTMENT
SHALL INCLUDE AN EXPLANATION OF THE CALCULATION OF THE PROVIDER
RATES IN THE REPORT ON CCCAP REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SECTION 26.5-4-109,
BEGINNING WITH THE REPORT SUBMITTED ON NOVEMBER 1, 2024, AND IN EACH
SUBSEQUENT REPORT.
(4) THE DEPARTMENT, WORKING WITH EARLY CHILDHOOD COUNCILS AS
DEFINED IN SECTION 26.5-2-202, COUNTY DEPARTMENTS, AND LOCAL
COORDINATING ORGANIZATIONS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 26.5-2-102, SHALL
IDENTIFY AND RECRUIT PROVIDERS THROUGHOUT THE STATE TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. IN IDENTIFYING AND RECRUITING
PROVIDERS, THE DEPARTMENT AND LOCAL COORDINATING ORGANIZATIONS
SHALL ESTABLISH A MIXED DELIVERY SYSTEM OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
PROVIDERS IN COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE THAT ENABLES PARENTS
TO SELECT CCCAP PROVIDERS FOR THEIR CHILDREN FROM AS BROAD A RANGE
AS POSSIBLE WITHIN THEIR RESPECTIVE COMMUNITIES.".

Page 168, strike lines 21 through 23.

Page 168, strike line 25 and substitute "maintenance of effort - allocation
committee - rules. (1) THERE IS CREATED THE CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM ALLOCATION COMMITTEE CONSISTING OF ELEVEN MEMBERS, EIGHT
OF WHOM ARE APPOINTED BY A STATEWIDE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES AND
THREE OF WHOM ARE APPOINTED BY THE DEPARTMENT. OF THE MEMBERS
APPOINTED BY THE STATEWIDE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES, AT LEAST TWO
MEMBERS MUST BE FROM SMALL OR MEDIUM-SIZED COUNTIES AND AT LEAST
THREE MUST BE FROM LARGE COUNTIES, ONE APPOINTEE OF WHOM MUST BE A
REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE COUNTY THAT HAS THE GREATEST PERCENTAGE OF
THE STATE'S CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM CASELOAD. THE APPOINTING
AUTHORITIES SHALL CONSULT WITH EACH OTHER TO ENSURE THAT THE CHILD
CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ALLOCATION COMMITTEE IS REPRESENTATIVE OF
THE COUNTIES IN THE STATE. THE CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
ALLOCATION COMMITTEE SHALL DEVELOP ITS OWN OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES.
(1) (2) (a) Starting with the 2018-19 2023-24 state fiscal".

Strike page 169 and substitute "annually the state department shall THE
DEPARTMENT, UPON RECEIVING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE CHILD CARE
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ALLOCATION COMMITTEE, SHALL ANNUALLY establish
the amount of each county's block grant for CCCAP BASED ON AN ALLOCATION
FORMULA AGREED UPON BY THE DEPARTMENT AND THE CHILD CARE
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ALLOCATION COMMITTEE. The block grant shall be based
upon each county's percentage of the estimated total number of children eligible
to participate in CCCAP times the appropriate reimbursement rate for each
county as determined by the state required by section 26-2-803 Counties are
only required to spend the state CCCAP allocation and the maintenance of
effort for that allocation.
(b) IF THE DEPARTMENT AND THE CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
ALLOCATION COMMITTEE DO NOT REACH AN AGREEMENT ON THE ALLOCATION
FORMULA ON OR BEFORE JUNE 1 OF A STATE FISCAL YEAR FOR THE SUCCEEDING
STATE FISCAL YEAR, THE DEPARTMENT AND THE CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM COMMITTEE SHALL SUBMIT ALTERNATIVES TO THE JOINT BUDGET
COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM WHICH THE JOINT BUDGET
COMMITTEE SHALL SELECT AN ALLOCATION FORMULA BEFORE THE BEGINNING
OF THE SUCCEEDING STATE FISCAL YEAR.
(2) (3) The amount of each county's block grant determined by
subsection (1) of this section may be adjusted by the state department. The state
department shall, in consultation with the counties, THE DEPARTMENT, AFTER
INPUT FROM THE CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ALLOCATION COMMITTEE,
SHALL adopt rules regarding adjustments to the amount of a block grant, and the
rules must address the following factors:
(I) (a) The cost of living;
(II) (b) The cost of high-quality early childhood programs;
(III) (c) The cost of programs;
(IV) (d) The regional market rates OR COSTS for CCCAP;
(V) (e) Drastic economic changes; and
(VI) (f) Geographic differences within a county; AND
(g) OTHER FACTORS AS DETERMINED BY THE CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM ALLOCATION COMMITTEE.
(b) The state department may make an adjustment to the amount of a
block grant authorized by rules promulgated pursuant to subsection (2)(a) of
this section.
(3) The money in a county block grant allocated to a county pursuant
to this section must only be used for the provision of child care services under
PURSUANT TO DEPARTMENT rules promulgated by the state board pursuant to
this part 8 PART 1.".

Page 170, line 1, strike "(4)" and substitute "(4) (5)".

Page 170, line 7, strike "(5)" and substitute "(5) (6)".

Page 171, line 5, strike "EDUCATION" and substitute "EDUCATION, INCOME
SECURITY, AND CHILD WELFARE".

Page 186, strike lines 17 through 22 and substitute "program - reporting
requirements. (1) On or before December 1, 2016, and on or before December
1 each year thereafter, the state NOVEMBER 1, 2022, AND ON OR BEFORE
NOVEMBER 1 EACH YEAR THEREAFTER, THE department shall prepare a report
on CCCAP. Notwithstanding section 24-1-136 (11)(a)(I), the state department
shall provide the report to the public health care JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE OF
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, THE PUBLIC AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH and human
services committee of the house of representatives, and the health and human
services committee of the".

Page 186, line 27, strike "county;" and substitute "county, WHICH, BEGINNING
NOVEMBER 1, 2024, MUST INCLUDE THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN SERVED IN
PART-TIME CHILD CARE THROUGH CCCAP AND THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN
SERVED IN FULL-TIME CHILD CARE THROUGH CCCAP, BOTH GROUPS
DISAGGREGATED BY AGES FROM BIRTH THROUGH THIRTEEN YEARS OF AGE;".

Page 187, line 21, strike "and" and substitute "and".

Page 187, line 25, strike "CCCAP." and substitute "CCCAP, DISAGGREGATED
BY ESTIMATED AGES FROM BIRTH THROUGH THIRTEEN YEARS OF AGE; AND
(j) BEGINNING WITH THE REPORT SUBMITTED NOVEMBER 1, 2024, AND
IN EACH ANNUAL REPORT THEREAFTER:
(I) A YEAR-OVER-YEAR COMPARISON OF THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN
SERVED BY CCCAP TO SHOW FLUCTUATIONS IN THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN
SERVED;
(II) THE NUMBER OF INFORMAL, LICENSE-EXEMPT PROVIDERS, IN-HOME
PROVIDERS, COMMUNITY-BASED PROVIDERS, AND SCHOOL-BASED PROVIDERS
THAT AGREE TO SERVE CHILDREN WITH A CCCAP SUBSIDY COMPARED TO THE
TOTAL NUMBER OF PROVIDERS;
(III) THE NUMBER OF PROVIDER AGREEMENTS AND ENROLLMENT
CONTRACTS WITH PROVIDERS;
(IV) AN EXPLANATION OF THE CALCULATION OF THE MOST RECENTLY
ADOPTED PROVIDER RATES; AND
(V) AN EXPLANATION OF THE QUALITY INCENTIVES MADE AVAILABLE
TO PROVIDERS.".

Page 188, line 2, after "COUNTIES'" insert "AND THE DEPARTMENT'S".

Page 188, lines 5 and 6, strike "THE COUNTY'S OR GROUP OF COUNTIES' DUTY TO
ADMINISTER" and substitute "EACH PARTY'S DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO
WORK IN A COLLABORATIVE MANNER TO ADMINISTER, FINANCIALLY SUPPORT,".

Page 188, line 9, strike "SANCTIONED" and substitute "PENALIZED".

Page 188, line 11, strike "SANCTIONS" and substitute "PENALTIES".

Page 188, strike lines 19 through 24 and substitute:

"(3) IF A DISAGREEMENT CONCERNING THE PERFORMANCE CONTRACT
ARISES BETWEEN THE COUNTY OR GROUP OF COUNTIES AND THE DEPARTMENT,
EITHER PARTY MAY REQUEST RESOLUTION OF THE DISAGREEMENT THROUGH AN
INDEPENDENT DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS THAT IS AGREED UPON BY THE
PARTIES.".

Page 188, line 25, strike "ALL PARTIES.".

Page 189, lines 1 and 2, strike "EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RESOLVES THE MATTER."
and substitute "DISAGREEMENT IS RESOLVED.".

Page 209, after line 23 insert:
"(c) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ALLOW PRESCHOOL PROVIDERS AND
PUBLISHERS TO SUBMIT CURRICULA TO THE DEPARTMENT AT ANY TIME TO BE
REVIEWED AND CONSIDERED FOR INCLUSION IN THE RESOURCE BANK,
REGARDLESS OF THE SCHEDULE FOR REVIEWING THE RESOURCE BANK. THE
DEPARTMENT SHALL REVIEW ALL SUBMITTED CURRICULA IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE ADOPTED PROCEDURES DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (3)(b) OF THIS SECTION.".

Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.

Page 340, after line 17 insert:
"26.5-5-328. Applications for licenses - authority to suspend licenses
- rules - definitions. (1) EVERY APPLICATION BY AN INDIVIDUAL FOR A LICENSE
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OR ANY AUTHORIZED AGENT OF THE DEPARTMENT
MUST REQUIRE THE APPLICANT'S NAME, ADDRESS, AND SOCIAL SECURITY
NUMBER OR TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER.
(2) THE DEPARTMENT OR ANY AUTHORIZED AGENT OF THE DEPARTMENT
SHALL DENY, SUSPEND, OR REVOKE A LICENSE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF
SECTION 26-13-126, AND ANY RULES PROMULGATED TO IMPLEMENT SAID
SECTION, IF THE DEPARTMENT OR AGENT RECEIVES A NOTICE TO DENY, SUSPEND,
OR REVOKE FROM THE STATE CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT AGENCY BECAUSE
THE LICENSEE OR APPLICANT IS OUT OF COMPLIANCE WITH A COURT OR
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER FOR CURRENT CHILD SUPPORT, CHILD SUPPORT DEBT,
RETROACTIVE CHILD SUPPORT, CHILD SUPPORT ARREARAGES, OR CHILD SUPPORT
WHEN COMBINED WITH MAINTENANCE OR BECAUSE THE LICENSEE OR APPLICANT
HAS FAILED TO COMPLY WITH A PROPERLY ISSUED SUBPOENA OR WARRANT
RELATING TO A PATERNITY OR CHILD SUPPORT PROCEEDING. ANY SUCH DENIAL,
SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION MUST BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCEDURES
SPECIFIED BY RULE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND RULES
PROMULGATED BY THE STATE BOARD OF HUMAN SERVICES FOR THE
IMPLEMENTATION SECTION 26-13-126.
(3) (a) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF
UNDERSTANDING WITH THE STATE CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT AGENCY,
WHICH MEMORANDUM MUST IDENTIFY THE RELATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE
DEPARTMENT AND THE STATE CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WITH
RESPECT TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION AND SECTION 26-13-126.
(b) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAY PROMULGATE RULES TO IMPLEMENT
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
(4) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "LICENSE" MEANS ANY RECOGNITION,
AUTHORITY, OR PERMISSION THAT THE DEPARTMENT OR ANY AUTHORIZED
AGENT OF THE DEPARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED BY LAW TO ISSUE FOR AN
INDIVIDUAL TO PRACTICE A PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION OR RECREATIONAL
ACTIVITY. "LICENSE" INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, A LICENSE,
CERTIFICATE, CERTIFICATION, LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION, OR REGISTRATION
ISSUED FOR AN INDIVIDUAL TO PRACTICE A PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION OR FOR
AN INDIVIDUAL TO PARTICIPATE IN A RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY.".

Page 354, strike lines 22 through 27 and substitute:
"SECTION 10. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-54-108, amend
(3)(b)(I); repeal (3)(b)(IV)(C): and add (3)(b)(V) and (5) as follows:
22-54-108. Authorization of additional local revenues - definitions.
(3) (b) (I) Except as otherwise provided in subparagraphs (II), (III), and (IV) of
this paragraph (b) SUBSECTIONS (3)(b)(II), (3)(b)(III), (3)(b)(IV), AND (3)(b)(V)
OF THIS SECTION, the total additional local property tax revenues that may be
received pursuant to elections held pursuant to this section shall MUST not
exceed under any circumstances twenty percent of the district's total program,
as determined pursuant to section 22-54-104 (2), or two hundred thousand
dollars, whichever is greater.
(IV) (C) For purposes of this subparagraph (IV), a "small rural district"
is a district in Colorado that the department of education determines is rural,
based on the geographic size of the district and the distance of the district from
the nearest large, urbanized area, and that enrolls fewer than one thousand
students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
(V) (A) ON AND AFTER JULY 1, 2023, THE TOTAL ADDITIONAL LOCAL
PROPERTY TAX REVENUES THAT A DISTRICT MAY RECEIVE PURSUANT TO AN
ELECTION HELD PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MUST NOT EXCEED UNDER ANY
CIRCUMSTANCES: TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE DISTRICT'S TOTAL PROGRAM
OR TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, WHICHEVER IS GREATER; PLUS AN
AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE MAXIMUM DOLLAR AMOUNT OF PROPERTY TAX
REVENUE THAT THE DISTRICT COULD HAVE GENERATED FOR THE 2001-02
BUDGET YEAR IF, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION
22-54-107.5, THE DISTRICT SUBMITTED A QUESTION TO AND RECEIVED
APPROVAL OF THE ELIGIBLE ELECTORS OF THE DISTRICT AT AN ELECTION HELD
IN NOVEMBER 2001.
(B) ON AND AFTER JULY 1, 2023, THE TOTAL ADDITIONAL LOCAL
PROPERTY TAX REVENUES THAT A SMALL RURAL DISTRICT MAY RECEIVE
PURSUANT TO AN ELECTION HELD PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MUST NOT
EXCEED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES: THIRTY PERCENT OF THE SMALL RURAL
DISTRICT'S TOTAL PROGRAM OR TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS,
WHICHEVER IS GREATER; PLUS AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE MAXIMUM DOLLAR
AMOUNT OF PROPERTY TAX REVENUE THAT THE SMALL RURAL DISTRICT COULD
HAVE GENERATED FOR THE 2001-02 BUDGET YEAR IF, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
PROVISIONS OF SECTION 22-54-107.5, THE SMALL RURAL DISTRICT SUBMITTED
A QUESTION TO AND RECEIVED APPROVAL OF THE ELIGIBLE ELECTORS OF THE
SMALL RURAL DISTRICT AT AN ELECTION HELD IN NOVEMBER 2001.
(5) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHERWISE
REQUIRES:

(a) "SMALL RURAL DISTRICT" MEANS A DISTRICT IN COLORADO THAT
THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DETERMINES IS RURAL, BASED ON THE
GEOGRAPHIC SIZE OF THE DISTRICT AND THE DISTANCE OF THE DISTRICT FROM
THE NEAREST LARGE, URBANIZED AREA, AND THAT ENROLLS FEWER THAN ONE
THOUSAND STUDENTS IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE.
(b) "TOTAL PROGRAM", ON AND AFTER JULY 1, 2023, MEANS A
DISTRICT'S OR SMALL RURAL DISTRICT'S TOTAL PROGRAM CALCULATED
PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-54-104 (2), BEFORE APPLICATION OF THE BUDGET
STABILIZATION FACTOR PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-54-104 (5)(g), PLUS THE
AMOUNT THE DISTRICT OR SMALL RURAL DISTRICT RECEIVES FOR STUDENTS
ENROLLED THROUGH THE COLORADO UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
PURSUANT TO PART 2 OF ARTICLE 4 OF TITLE 26.5.".

Strike pages 355 and 356.

Page 357, strike lines 1 through 7.

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.


Education


Senate Journal, April 8
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB22-1295 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation.
Amend reengrossed bill, page 504, after "S.B. 06-235" insert "supplemental".

Page 505, line 11, in the Total Funds column strike "1,232,916" and substitute
"1,232,716" and in the General Fund column strike "220,382" and substitute
"220,182".

Page 505, line 30, in the Total Funds column strike "$4,084,514" and substitute
"$4,084,314" and in the General Fund column strike "$312,819" and substitute
"$312,619".

Page 506, line 6, strike "$1,405,214" and substitute "$1,405,014".

Strike page 509 through page 521 and substitute:
APPROPRIATION FROM
ITEM &
SUBTOTAL
TOTAL GENERAL
FUND
GENERAL
FUND
EXEMPT
CASH
FUNDS
REAPPROPRIATED
FUNDS
FEDERAL
FUNDS
$ $ $ $ $ $ $
"PART III
DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD

(1) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S OFFICE
(A) General Administration
Personal Services 3,201,419 2,144,852 27,542a 1,029,025b
(30.4 FTE)
Health, Life, and Dental 1,561,561 591,885 700,872c 268,804d
Short-term Disability 11,866 6,509 3,817c 1,540d
S.B. 04-257 Amortization
Equalization Disbursement 336,601 205,700 78,515c 52,386d
S.B. 06-235 Supplemental
Amortization Equalization
Disbursement 336,601 205,700 78,515c 52,386d
Salary Survey 155,063 79,987 75,076d
Shift Differential 113,658 41,594c 72,064d
Workers' Compensation 66,234 3,839 62,395e
Operating Expenses 43,427 30,442 405a 467e 12,113f
Legal Services 694,159 307,513 386,646e
Administrative Law Judge
Services 25,790 25,790e
Payment to Risk
Management and Property
Funds 3,653 212 3,441e
Vehicle Lease Payments 8,906 608 8,298e
11 Capital Outlay 86,800 86,
Capitol Complex Leased
Space 300,029 22,117 277,912e
Operational Support Contract
with the Department of
Human Services 1,405,014 229,745 1,175,269e
17 8,350,

a These amounts shall be from the Nurse Home Visitor Program Fund created in Section 26.5-3-507 (2)(c)(I), C.R.S.
b Of this amount, $887,363 shall be from Child Care Development Funds and $141,662(I) reflects funds anticipated to be received pursuant to Part C of the federal Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act.
shall be from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund created in Section 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S.
d These amounts shall be from Child Care Development Funds.
e These amounts shall be from departmental indirect cost recoveries or the Indirect Costs Excess Recovery Fund created in Section 24-75-1401 (2), C.R.S.
f Of this amount, $11,775 shall be from Child Care Development Funds and $338(I) reflects funds anticipated to be received pursuant to Part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act.

(B) Information Technology Systems
Information Technology
Contracts and Equipment 5,021,705 3,948,984 72,721a 1,000,000b
Payments to OIT 1,763,376 39,053 1,724,323a
CORE Operations 37,195 2,762 34,433a
Child Care Automated
Tracking System 4,259,933 4,259,933b
14 11,082,

a These amounts shall be from departmental indirect cost recoveries or the Indirect Costs Excess Recovery Fund created in Section 24-75-1401 (2), C.R.S.
b These amounts shall be from Child Care Development Funds.

19 19,432,

(2) PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS
Personal Services 1,216,887 293,202 923,685a
(10.4 FTE)
Operating Expenses 213,056 45,846 167,210a
6 Capital Outlay 6,200 6,
Local Coordinating
Organizations 5,273,021 5,273,021a
Early Childhood Councils1 3,331,173 3,331,173a
Child Care Resource and
Referrals 2,489,666 2,489,666a
12 Family Resource Centers 1,661,578 1,661,
Indirect Cost Assessment 241,942 241,942a
14 14,433,

a These amounts shall be from Child Care Development Funds.

(3) EARLY LEARNING ACCESS AND QUALITY
Personal Services 8,962,932 625,330 500,110a 7,837,492b
(59.9 FTE)
Operating Expenses 803,174 10,800a 792,374b
Capital Outlay 62,000 49,600a 12,400b
Child Care Assistance
Program 157,916,576 28,790,460 15,064,026(I)c 114,062,090d
Intrastate Child Care
Assistance Program
Redistribution 500,000 500,000b
Child Care Assistance
Program Stimulus -
Eligibility Expansion and
Infant and Toddler Care
Reimbursement 25,970,215 25,970,215b
Workforce Recruitment and
Retention Grants 11,551,160 11,551,160b
Professional Development
and Training 7,217,451 7,217,451b
Early Childhood Quality and
Availability 24,909,892 3,043,243 21,866,649b
Local Capacity Building
Grants 17,319,546 17,319,546b
Indirect Cost Assessment 2,620,768 2,620,768b
4 257,833,

a These amounts shall be from the Preschool Programs Cash Fund created in Section 26.5-4-209 (1)(a), C.R.S.
b These amounts shall be from Child Care Development Funds.
c This amount shall be from local funds and reflects the local share of the costs of administering the Child Care Assistance Program and the local share of child care subsidies. The (L)
notation and the (I) notation apply to this amount.
d Of this amount, $113,962,090 shall be from Child Care Development Funds and $100,000 shall be from the Title XX Social Services Block Grant.

(4) COMMUNITY AND FAMILY SUPPORT
Personal Services 4,213,192 2,135,321 378,689a 1,699,182b
(25.8 FTE)
Operating Expenses 332,341 185,233 52,188c 94,920d
Early Intervention 79,446,457 54,770,474 10,516,016(I)e 8,127,382f 6,032,585(I)g
Home Visiting 26,790,628 597,969 24,429,322h 1,763,337(I)i
Child Maltreatment
Prevention 13,575,660 8,091,046 1,346,216j 4,138,398(I)k
Early Childhood Mental
Health Services2 6,188,456 1,333,541 4,854,915l
Social-Emotional Learning
Programs Grants 777,926 777,926m
Child Care Services and
Substance Use Disorder
Treatment Pilot Program 500,000 500,
Indirect Cost Assessment 498,081 125,940n 372,141o
9 132,322,

a Of this amount, $198,861 shall be from the Nurse Home Visitor Program Fund created in Section 26.5-3-507 (2)(c)(I), C.R.S., $90,452 shall be from the Colorado Child Abuse
Prevention Trust Fund created in Section 26.5-3-206 (1), C.R.S., $88,267 shall be from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund created in Section 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S., and $1,109(I) shall
be from the Early Intervention Services Trust Fund created in Section 26.5-3-409 (2)(a), C.R.S. The Early Intervention Services Trust Fund amount is shown for informational purposes
only as this fund is not subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and the amount is exempt from the restrictions on state spending imposed by Section 20 of Article X of the
State Constitution pursuant to Section 26.5-3-409 (2)(a), C.R.S.
b Of this amount, $131,066 shall be from Child Care Development Funds, $1,407,469(I) reflects funds anticipated to be received pursuant to Part C of the federal Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act, $95,779(I) reflects funds anticipated to be received pursuant to Title IV-B, Subpart 2, of the Social Security Act, and $64,868(I) reflects funds anticipated
to be received pursuant to the Community-based Child Abuse Prevention Grant fund.
c Of this amount, $29,084 shall be from the Nurse Home Visitor Program Fund created in Section 26.5-3-507 (2)(c)(I), C.R.S., $20,254 shall be from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund created
in Section 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S., and $2,850 shall be from the Colorado Child Abuse Prevention Trust Fund created in Section 26.5-3-206 (1), C.R.S.
d Of this amount, $35,902 shall be from Child Care Development Funds, $32,944(I) reflects funds anticipated to be received pursuant to Part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act, $21,024(I) reflects funds anticipated to be received pursuant to Title IV-B, Subpart 2, of the Social Security Act, and $5,050(I) reflects funds anticipated to be received
pursuant to the Community-based Child Abuse Prevention Grant fund.
e This amount shall be from shall be from the Early Intervention Services Trust Fund created in Section 26.5-3-409 (2)(a), C.R.S. The Early Intervention Services Trust Fund amount
is shown for informational purposes only as this fund is not subject to appropriation by the General Assembly and the amount is exempt from the restrictions on state spending imposed
by Section 20 of Article X of the State Constitution pursuant to Section 26.5-3-409 (2)(a), C.R.S.
f This amount shall be from Medicaid funds transferred from the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.
g This amount reflects funds anticipated to be received pursuant to Part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
h This amount shall be from the Nurse Home Visitor Program Fund created in Section 26.5-3-507 (2)(c)(I), C.R.S., which is received as a damage award and, as such, does not constitute
fiscal year spending for the purposes of Section 20 of Article X of the State Constitution.
i This amount shall be from the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant program.
j Of this amount, $1,074,400(I)(L) shall be from local funds and $271,816 shall be from the Colorado Child Abuse Prevention Trust Fund created in Section 26.5-3-206 (1), C.R.S.
k Of this amount, $3,390,000 reflects funds anticipated to be received pursuant to Title IV-B, Subpart 2, of the Social Security Act, and $748,398(I) reflects funds anticipated to be received
pursuant to the Community-based Child Abuse Prevention Grant fund.
l This amount shall be from Child Care Development Funds.
m This amount shall be from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund created in Section 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S.
n This amount shall be from various sources of cash funds.
o Of this amount, $59,606 shall be from Child Care Development Funds and $312,535(I) shall be from various sources of federal funds.

(5) LICENSING AND ADMINISTRATION
Personal Services 9,460,393 2,403,584 1,052,212a 6,004,597b
(59.1 FTE)
Operating Expenses 1,037,528 14,619 265,915c 756,994d
Background Investigation
Unit 1,524,812 1,524,812e
(12.5 FTE)
Indirect Cost Assessment 1,136,458 101,138f 1,035,320b
8 13,159,

a Of this amount, $1,042,212 shall be from the Child Care Licensing Cash Fund created in Section 26.5-5-311 (4), C.R.S. and $10,000(I) shall be from the Child Care Cash Fund created
in Section 26.5-5-323 (4), C.R.S. The Child Care Cash Fund amount is shown for informational purposes as it is continuously appropriated for activities related to the improvement of
the quality of child care in Colorado, pursuant to Section 26.5-5-323 (4), C.R.S.
b These amounts shall be from Child Care Development Funds.
c This amount shall be from the Child Care Licensing Cash Fund created in Section 26.5-5-311 (4), C.R.S.
d Of this amount, $606,994 shall be from Child Care Development Funds and $150,000(I) shall be from Title IV-E of the Social Security Act. The amount from Title IV-E of the
Social Security Act is reflected pursuant to Section 26-1-111 (2)(d)(II)(B), C.R.S., and shall be used in determining the amount to be deposited to the Excess Federal Title IV-E
Reimbursements Cash Fund pursuant to Section 26-1-111 (2)(d)(II)(C), C.R.S.
e Of this amount, $1,143,273 shall be from the Records and Reports Fund created in Section 19-1-307 (2.5), C.R.S. and $381,539 shall be from the Child Care Licensing Cash Fund
created in Section 26.5-5-311 (4), C.R.S.
f This amount shall be from various sources of cash funds.
TOTALS PART III
(EARLY CHILDHOOD) $437,182,159 112,404,354 57,126,170a 11,899,077 255,752,558b

a Of this amount, $26,665,551 contains an (I) notation and is included for informational purposes only.
b Of this amount, $14,914,387 contains an (I) notation and is included for informational purposes only.

FOOTNOTES -- The following statements are referenced to the numbered footnotes throughout subsection 10(c).

1 Department of Early Childhood, Partnerships and Collaborations, Early Childhood Councils -- It is the General Assembly's intent that these funds be allocated
to existing Early Childhood Councils.

2 Department of Early Childhood, Community and Family Support, Early Childhood Mental Health Services -- It is the General Assembly's intent that this
appropriation be used for the purpose of supporting early childhood mental health specialists in each community mental health center.".


Appro-
priations


Senate Journal, April 12
HB22-1295 by Representative(s) Sirota and Garnett; also Senator(s) Buckner and Fenberg--Concerning
the department of early childhood, and, in connection therewith, establishing the duties of
the department of early childhood and the executive director of the department, relocating
early childhood programs from the departments of human services and education to the
department of early childhood, creating the Colorado universal preschool program, and
making and adjusting appropriations.

Amendment No. 1, Education Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, April 1, page(s) 572-577 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2, Appropriations Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, April 8, page(s) 666-676 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 3(L.079), by Senator Buckner.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 98, line 11, strike "27-10.5-702 (1)" and
substitute "27-10.5-705 (1)".

Page 168, line 11, strike "CHILD CARE".

Page 185, line 2, strike "BLENDED OR BRAIDED" and substitute "COMBINED AND
COORDINATED TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW".

Page 186, strike line 11 and substitute "this part 8 shall be interpreted to create
PART 1 CREATES a legal entitlement in any".

Page 186, strike line 13 and substitute:
"(2) No county may create or shall be deemed to create A COUNTY
SHALL NOT CREATE NOR BE INTERPRETED AS HAVING CREATED a legal".

Page 218, lines 22 and 23, strike "SERVICES, INCLUDING CHILDREN WITH
DISABILITIES," and substitute "SERVICES".

Page 380, line 11, strike "CRIMINAL HISTORY" and substitute "JUDICIAL".

Page 401, line 26, strike "CRIMINAL HISTORY" and substitute "JUDICIAL".

Page 402, line 10, strike "CRIMINAL HISTORY" and substitute "JUDICIAL".

Page 411, line 22, strike "CRIMINAL HISTORY" and substitute "JUDICIAL".

Page 488, after line 22 insert:
"SECTION 93. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend as added by
section 17 of House Bill 22-1295 26-6-911 (2)(b) as follows:
26-6-911. Foster care - kinship care - rules applying generally -
rule-making. (2) At a minimum, the rules described in subsection (1) of this
section must include the following:
(b) The immediate notification of a child's guardian ad litem OR
COUNSEL FOR YOUTH upon the child's placement in a foster care home, and the
provision of the guardian ad litem's OR COUNSEL FOR YOUTH'S contact
information to the foster parents;".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 522, line 13, after "date." insert "(1)".

Page 522, strike line 14 and substitute "except that:
(a) This section 123, sections 1, 2, and 124 of this act, and part 1".

Page 522, strike line 16 and substitute "passage; and
(b) Section 93 of this act takes effect only if House Bill 22-1038
becomes law, in which case section 93 takes effect January 9, 2023.".

Amend the Education Committee Report, dated March 31, 2022, page 4, line
21, after "PROGRAM" insert "ALLOCATION".

Page 5, line 1, strike "(3)" and substitute "(3) (4)".


Amendment No. 4(L.082), by Senator Fenberg.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 439, after line 21 insert:
"SECTION 28. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 13-54.5-101, amend
(2)(d) as follows:
13-54.5-101. Definitions. As used in this article 54.5, unless the
context otherwise requires:
(2) (d) For the purposes of writs of garnishment issued by a county
department of human or social services responsible for administering the state
public assistance programs AND THE COLORADO CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM, which writs are issued as a result of a judgment for a debt for
fraudulently obtained public assistance OR CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE,
fraudulently obtained overpayments of public assistance OR CHILD CARE
ASSISTANCE, or excess public assistance OR CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE paid for
which the recipient was ineligible, "earnings" includes workers' compensation
benefits.
SECTION 29. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 13-54.5-104, amend
(1)(c)(II) as follows:
13-54.5-104. Priority between multiple garnishments.
(1) (c) (II) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection (1), a
continuing garnishment obtained pursuant to section 26-2-128 (1)(a) C.R.S., OR
SECTION 26.5-4-113 (1)(a) for the satisfaction of a judgment for fraudulently
obtained public assistance OR CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE or fraudulently obtained
overpayments has priority over any other continuing garnishment other than a
garnishment for collection of child support under subparagraph (I) of this
paragraph (c) PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (1)(c)(I) OF THIS SECTION.
SECTION 30. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend 14-10-107.7 as
follows:
14-10-107.7. Required notice of involvement with state department
of human services. When filing a petition for dissolution of marriage or legal
separation, a petition in support or proceedings for the allocation of parental
responsibilities with respect to the children of the marriage, or any other matter
pursuant to this article 10 with the court, if the parties have joint legal
responsibility for a child for whom the petition seeks an order of child support,
the parties are required to indicate on a form prepared by the court whether or
not the parties or the dependent children of the parties have received within the
last five years or are currently receiving benefits or public assistance,
INCLUDING CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE, from either the state department of human
services or A county department of human or social services. If the parties
indicate that they have received such benefits or assistance, the court shall
inform the appropriate delegate child support enforcement unit so that the unit
can determine whether any support enforcement services are required. There is
no penalty for failure to report as specified in this section.
SECTION 31. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 14-14-102, amend (7) as
follows:
14-14-102. Definitions. As used in this article 14, unless the context
otherwise requires:
(7) "Public assistance" means assistance payments and social services
provided to or on behalf of eligible recipients through programs administered
or supervised by the state department of human services, either in cooperation
with the federal government or independently without federal aid, pursuant to
article 2 of title 26, C.R.S. OR BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD
PURSUANT TO PART 1 OF ARTICLE 4 OF TITLE 26.5.
SECTION 32. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 15-12-805, amend
(1)(f.7) as follows:
15-12-805. Classification of claims. (1) The personal representative
shall pay allowed claims against the estate of a decedent in the following order:
(f.7) The claim of a county department of human or social services, or
the state department of human services, OR THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY
CHILDHOOD for the excess public assistance, INCLUDING CHILD CARE
ASSISTANCE, paid OR PROVIDED for which the recipient was ineligible;".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 473, after line 5 insert:
"SECTION 76. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 25.5-4-301, amend
(1)(b) as follows:
25.5-4-301. Recoveries - overpayments - penalties - interest -
adjustments - liens - review or audit procedures. (1) (b) Recipient income
applied pursuant to section 25.5-4-209 (1) shall DOES not disqualify any
recipient, as defined in section 26-2-103 (8), C.R.S., from receiving benefits
under this article PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE 4, article 5 or 6 of this title TITLE
25.5, or public assistance under article 2 of title 26, C.R.S. PURSUANT TO
ARTICLE 2 OF TITLE 26, AND DOES NOT DISQUALIFY AN INDIVIDUAL FROM
RECEIVING CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PURSUANT TO PART 1 OF ARTICLE 4 OF
TITLE 26.5. If, at any time during the continuance of medical benefits, the
recipient becomes possessed of property having a value in excess of that
amount set by law or by the rules of the state department or receives any
increase in income, it is the duty of the recipient to notify the county department
thereof, and the county department may, after investigation, either revoke such
medical benefits or alter the amount thereof, as the circumstances may require.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 476, line 21 strike "(2)(d)(II)(C) and (2)(f);" and substitute "(2)(d)(II)(C),
(2)(f), and (2)(u);".

Page 478, after line 24 insert:
"(u) Coordinate prevention and intervention programs, OTHER THAN
PROGRAMS CREATED IN TITLE 26.5, focused on positive youth development in
accordance with state law and rules. The coordination must include the state
youth development plan developed pursuant to section 26-6.8-103.5 SECTION
26-1-111.3 that identifies key issues affecting youth to align strategic efforts
and achieve positive outcomes for youth.
SECTION 83. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-1-114.5, amend (3)
introductory portion as follows:
26-1-114.5. Records - access by county auditor. (3) Information
required to be kept confidential or exempt from public disclosure pursuant to
any other law or rule of the state department of human services OR THE
DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD or upon subpoena, search warrant,
discovery proceedings, or otherwise, including personal identifying information,
that is obtained by an auditor pursuant to subsection (1) of this section must not
be:
SECTION 84. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-1-116, amend (3) as
follows:
26-1-116. County boards - district boards. (3) The county board may
hold a meeting to address the public assistance and welfare duties,
responsibilities, and activities of the county department in conjunction with a
meeting of the board of county commissioners, upon full and timely notice
given pursuant to the provisions of section 24-6-402. C.R.S. The county board
shall act in accordance with rules adopted by the state board when addressing
public assistance, and welfare duties, responsibilities, and activities of the
county department. THE COUNTY BOARD SHALL ACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH
RULES ADOPTED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY
CHILDHOOD WHEN ADDRESSING CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE DUTIES,
RESPONSIBILITIES, AND ACTIVITIES OF THE COUNTY DEPARTMENT.
SECTION 85. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-1-117, amend (1) as
follows:
26-1-117. County director - district director. (1) It is the duty of the
county board to appoint a county director, who shall be IS charged with the
executive and administrative duties and responsibilities of the county
department, subject to the policies and rules, and regulations AND RULES of the
state department AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD, and who shall
serve SERVES as secretary to the county board, unless a secretary is otherwise
appointed by the board. The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE
COUNTY SHALL ESTABLISH THE salary of the county director. shall be established
by the board of county commissioners of the county. The state department shall
reimburse the salary of the county director as provided in section 26-1-120.
SECTION 86. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-1-118, amend (1) and
(2) as follows:
26-1-118. Duties of county departments, county directors, and
district attorneys. (1) (a) The county departments or other state designated
agencies, where applicable, shall serve as agents of the state department and
shall be ARE charged with the administration of public assistance, and welfare
and related activities in the respective counties in accordance with the rules and
regulations of the state department.
(b) THE COUNTY DEPARTMENTS OR OTHER STATE DESIGNATED
AGENCIES, WHERE APPLICABLE, SHALL SERVE AS AGENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT
OF EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ARE CHARGED WITH THE ADMINISTRATION OF CHILD
CARE ASSISTANCE AND RELATED ACTIVITIES IN THE RESPECTIVE COUNTIES IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD.
(2) The county departments or other state designated agencies, where
applicable, shall report to the state department AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY
CHILDHOOD at such times and in such manner and form as the state department
AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD may from time to time direct. The
state department AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD may require a
county department to report information concerning county employees,
including but not limited to qualifications, work schedules, pay, duties,
evaluations, training, and corrective and disciplinary actions. A county
department may provide such THE information by use of a unique identifier for
each employee that provides the information without identifying the name of
the employee. However, nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent
PREVENTS access by the state department OR THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY
CHILDHOOD to individual employee files, to the extent permitted by state and
federal law, for purposes of carrying out the responsibility of the state
department for the supervision and administration of programs funded in whole
or in part by the state department OR FOR PURPOSES OF CARRYING OUT THE
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD FOR THE
SUPERVISION AND ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE. The
state department AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD shall maintain
the confidentiality of such records in a manner consistent with state and federal
law.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 480, after line 5 insert:
"SECTION 88. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-1-123, amend (2)
and (3)(a) as follows:
26-1-123. County social services fund. (2) The county social services
fund shall consist CONSISTS of all moneys MONEY appropriated by the board of
county commissioners for public assistance and welfare and related purposes;
all moneys MONEY allotted, allocated, or apportioned to the county by the state
department OR THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD; such funds as are
granted to the state of Colorado by the federal government for public assistance
and welfare and related purposes and allocated to the county by the state
department OR THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD; and such other moneys
MONEY as may be provided from time to time from other sources. The fund
shall be IS available for the program and administrative costs of the county
department.
(3) (a) The county board shall administer the fund pursuant to rules
adopted by the state department AND BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY
CHILDHOOD FOR PURPOSES OF THE CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE. The county
treasurer shall be IS the treasurer and custodian of the fund and shall disburse
money from the fund only upon special county social services warrants drawn
by the person duly appointed by the county board. The county treasurer shall not
collect any fee as provided in section 30-1-102 C.R.S., for the collection or
deposit of any moneys MONEY in the county social services fund. Warrants shall
MUST be signed by one member of the county board, who shall be designated
by resolution for that purpose, and also signed by the person duly appointed by
the county board. Such signatures shall indicate the approval of the board of
county commissioners and the county board of social services. At such time as
Title XVI of the social security act FEDERAL "SOCIAL SECURITY ACT", as
amended by Public Law 92-603, becomes effective, the state board by rule may
make other provision for the issuance and signing of warrants under the old age
pension, aid to the blind, and aid to the needy disabled.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 483, after line 9 insert:
"SECTION 92. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-2-103, amend
(11)(b) as follows:
26-2-103. Definitions. As used in this article 2 and article 1 of this title
26, unless the context otherwise requires:
(11) (b) "Social services" does not include medicaid services unless
those services are delegated to the state department. "Social services" does not
include medical services covered by the old age pension health and medical care
program, the children's basic health plan, or the Colorado indigent care
program. "SOCIAL SERVICES" DOES NOT INCLUDE CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE
PROVIDED THROUGH THE COLORADO CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
PURSUANT TO PART 1 OF ARTICLE 4 OF TITLE 26.5.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 488, after line 22 insert:
"SECTION 105. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-13-125, amend
(8)(b) as follows:
26-13-125. State directory of new hires - definitions.
(8) (b) Information contained within the reports shall MUST be made available
to the administrators of the following programs for purposes of establishing or
verifying eligibility or benefit amounts: Public assistance pursuant to the
Colorado works program, as defined in section 26-2-703 (5); medicaid; food
stamps; supplemental security income benefits; cash assistance programs under
PURSUANT TO this title; public assistance as defined in section 26-2-103 (7);
CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PURSUANT TO PART 1 OF ARTICLE 4 OF TITLE 26.5, and
unemployment compensation.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 497, after line 18 insert:
"SECTION 120. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend 38-10-111.5 as
follows:
38-10-111.5. Trusts to establish or maintain eligibility for certain
public assistance void - exceptions. Any trust established by or for a person
that consists of the person's individual assets, income, or property of any kind
shall be IS void for the purpose of establishing or maintaining eligibility for any
public assistance as provided by article 2 of title 26, C.R.S., CHILD CARE
ASSISTANCE AS PROVIDED BY PART 1 OF ARTICLE 4 OF TITLE 26.5, or medical
assistance as provided by articles 4, 5, and 6 of title 25.5, C.R.S., unless the
trust is established in accordance with the provisions of sections 15-14-412.6
to 15-14-412.9. C.R.S.".

Page 499, after line 8 insert:
"SECTION126. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 39-21-108, amend
(3)(a)(I)(A) and (3)(b); and add (3)(a)(IX) as follows:
39-21-108. Refunds. (3) (a) (I) (A) Whenever it is established that any
taxpayer has, for any period open under the statutes, overpaid a tax covered by
articles 22 and 26 to 29 of this title 39, article 60 of title 34, and article 3 of title
42 and that: There is an unpaid balance of tax and interest accrued, according
to the records of the executive director, owing by such taxpayer for any other
period; there is an amount required to be repaid to the unemployment
compensation fund pursuant to section 8-81-101 (4), the amount of which has
been determined to be owing as a result of a final agency determination or
judicial decision or that has been reduced to judgment by the division of
unemployment insurance in the department of labor and employment; there is
any unpaid child support debt as set forth in section 14-14-104, or child support
arrearages that are the subject of enforcement services provided pursuant to
section 26-13-106, as certified by the department of human services; there are
any unpaid obligations owing to the state as set forth in section 26-2-133, for
overpayment of public assistance or medical assistance benefits, the amount of
which has been determined to be owing as a result of final agency determination
or judicial decision or that has been reduced to judgment, as certified by the
department of human services; THERE ARE ANY UNPAID OBLIGATIONS OWING TO
THE STATE AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 26.5-4-119, FOR OVERPAYMENT OF CHILD
CARE ASSISTANCE, THE AMOUNT OF WHICH HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO BE OWING
AS A RESULT OF FINAL AGENCY DETERMINATION OR JUDICIAL DECISION OR THAT
HAS BEEN REDUCED TO JUDGMENT AS CERTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY
CHILDHOOD; there is any unpaid loan or other obligation due to a
state-supported institution of higher education as set forth in section 23-5-115,
the amount of which has been determined to be owing as a result of a final
agency determination or judicial decision or that has been reduced to judgment,
as certified by the appropriate institution; there is any unpaid loan due to the
student loan division of the department of higher education as set forth in
section 23-3.1-104 (1)(p), the amount of which has been determined to be
owing as a result of a final agency determination or judicial decision or that has
been reduced to judgment, as certified by the division; there is any unpaid loan
due to the collegeinvest division of the department of higher education as set
forth in section 23-3.1-206, the amount of which has been determined to be
owing as a result of a final agency determination or judicial decision or that has
been reduced to judgment; there is any outstanding judicial fine, fee, cost, or
surcharge as set forth in section 16-11-101.8, or judicial restitution as set forth
in section 16-18.5-106.8, the amount of which has been determined to be owing
as a result of a final judicial department determination or certified by the
judicial department as a judgment owed the state or a victim; there is any
unpaid debt owing to the state or any agency thereof by such taxpayer, and that
is found to be owing as a result of a final agency determination or the amount
of which has been reduced to judgment and as certified by the state agency; or
the taxpayer is a qualified individual identified pursuant to section 39-22-120
(10) or 39-22-2003 (9), so much of the overpayment of tax plus interest
allowable thereon as does not exceed the amount of such unpaid balance or
unpaid debt must be credited first to the unpaid balance of tax and interest
accrued and then to the unpaid debt, and any excess of the overpayment must
be refunded. If the taxpayer elects to designate his or her refund as a credit
against a subsequent year's tax liability, the amount allowed to be so credited
must be reduced first by the unpaid balance of tax and interest accrued and then
by the unpaid debt. If the taxpayer filed a joint return, the executive director
shall notify the other taxpayer named on the joint return that the portion of the
overpayment that is generated by the other taxpayer's income will be refunded
upon receipt of a request detailing said amount.
(IX) ANY MONEY WITHHELD FOR PAYMENT OF OBLIGATIONS OWED TO
THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD FOR OVERPAYMENT OF CHILD CARE
ASSISTANCE BENEFITS PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (3) SHALL BE DEPOSITED
WITH THE STATE TREASURER FOR DISBURSEMENT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
EARLY CHILDHOOD. FOR ALL NAMES AND ASSOCIATED AMOUNTS CERTIFIED BY
THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD PURSUANT TO SECTION 26.5-4-119,
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SHALL PROVIDE TO
THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD THE NAMES OF TAXPAYERS AND THE
ASSOCIATED AMOUNTS DEPOSITED WITH THE STATE TREASURER AND ANY
OTHER IDENTIFYING INFORMATION AS REQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY
CHILDHOOD.
(b) In the event there are debts for overpayments of unemployment
insurance pursuant to section 8-81-101 (4), C.R.S., debts for unpaid child
support, as set forth in section 26-13-111, C.R.S., debts for overpayment of
public assistance or medical assistance benefits, as set forth in section 26-2-133,
C.R.S., DEBTS FOR OVERPAYMENT OF CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE, AS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 26.5-4-119, debts for any unpaid loan or other obligation due to a
state-supported institution of higher education, as set forth in section 23-5-115,
C.R.S., debts for any unpaid loan due to the student loan division of the
department of higher education, as set forth in section 23-3.1-104 (1)(p),
C.R.S., any amounts owed for judicial fines, fees, costs, or surcharges, as set
forth in section 16-11-101.8, C.R.S., any amounts owed for judicial restitution,
as set forth in section 16-18.5-106.8, C.R.S., and other unpaid debts owing to
the state or any agency thereof, as set forth in this subsection (3), then credit to
the unpaid debts shall be prorated on the basis of the ratio of the amount of each
such unpaid debt as compared to the total amount of unpaid debts.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.


Amendment No. 5(L.083), by Senator Buckner.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 165, line 23, after "the" insert "PUBLIC
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR CHILD CARE KNOWN AS THE".

Page 167, after line 4 insert:
"(9) "RECIPIENT" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL OR A FAMILY WHO IS
RECEIVING OR HAS RECEIVED BENEFITS FROM THE COLORADO CHILD CARE
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PART 1.".

Page 167, line 5, strike "(8) (9)" and substitute "(8) (10)".

Page 167, line 12, strike "(10)" and substitute "(10) (11)".

Page 167, after line 13 insert:
"26.5-4-104. Colorado child care assistance program - department
authority - cooperation with federal government - acceptance and
administration of money. (1) THE DEPARTMENT IS THE SOLE STATE AGENCY
FOR ADMINISTERING THE STATE PLAN FOR THE COLORADO CHILD CARE
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. THE DEPARTMENT, UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SHALL ADMINISTER AND SUPERVISE THE COLORADO
CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, WHICH PROGRAM IS DECLARED TO BE A
STATE AS WELL AS A COUNTY PURPOSE.
(2) (a) THE DEPARTMENT MAY ACCEPT ON BEHALF OF THE STATE OF
COLORADO THE PROVISIONS AND BENEFITS OF ACTS OF CONGRESS DESIGNED TO
PROVIDE MONEY OR OTHER PROPERTY FOR THE COLORADO CHILD CARE
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, WHICH MONEY OR OTHER PROPERTY IS DESIGNATED FOR
PURPOSES WITHIN THE FUNCTION OF THE DEPARTMENT, AND MAY ACCEPT ON
BEHALF OF THE STATE ANY OFFERS THAT HAVE BEEN OR MAY FROM TIME TO
TIME BE MADE OF MONEY OR OTHER PROPERTY BY ANY PERSONS, AGENCIES, OR
ENTITIES FOR THE COLORADO CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, WHICH
MONEY OR OTHER PROPERTY IS DESIGNATED FOR PURPOSES WITHIN THE
FUNCTION OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT; EXCEPT THAT, UNLESS OTHERWISE
EXPRESSLY PROVIDED BY LAW, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT ACCEPT SAID
MONEY OR OTHER PROPERTY UNLESS THE DEPARTMENT HAS RECOMMENDED
ACCEPTANCE TO AND RECEIVED THE WRITTEN APPROVAL OF THE GOVERNOR
AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. APPROVAL OF THE GOVERNOR AND THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL AUTHORIZES THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE MONEY OR
PROPERTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS AND FOR
THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE MONEY OR PROPERTY ARE INTENDED.
(b) THE STATE TREASURER IS DESIGNATED AS EX OFFICIO CUSTODIAN
OF ALL MONEY THAT THE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES PURSUANT TO THIS
SUBSECTION (2) FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND FROM ANY OTHER
SOURCE FOR WHICH THE APPROVAL REQUIRED IN SUBSECTION (2)(a) OF THIS
SECTION IS OBTAINED.
(c) THE STATE TREASURER SHALL HOLD MONEY RECEIVED PURSUANT
TO THIS SUBSECTION (2) SEPARATE AND DISTINCT FROM STATE MONEY AND IS
AUTHORIZED TO MAKE DISBURSEMENTS OF THE MONEY FOR THE DESIGNATED
PURPOSE OR FOR ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS, WHICH MAY BE PROVIDED IN GRANTS,
UPON WARRANTS ISSUED BY THE STATE CONTROLLER UPON THE VOUCHER OF
THE DEPARTMENT.
(3) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL COOPERATE WITH THE FEDERAL
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES
IN ANY REASONABLE MANNER, IN CONFORMITY WITH THE LAWS OF THIS STATE,
WHICH MAY BE NECESSARY TO QUALIFY FOR FEDERAL AID, INCLUDING THE
PREPARATION OF STATE PLANS, THE MAKING OF REPORTS IN SUCH FORM AND
CONTAINING SUCH INFORMATION AS A FEDERAL AGENCY MAY FROM TIME TO
TIME REQUIRE, AND THE COMPLIANCE WITH SUCH PROVISIONS AS THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT MAY FROM TIME TO TIME FIND NECESSARY TO ASSURE THE
CORRECTNESS AND VERIFICATION OF THE REPORTS.
(4) IN ADMINISTERING MONEY APPROPRIATED OR MADE AVAILABLE TO
THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE COLORADO CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, THE
DEPARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED TO:
(a) REQUIRE AS A CONDITION FOR RECEIVING GRANTS-IN-AID THAT
EACH COUNTY IN THIS STATE BEAR THE PROPORTION OF THE TOTAL EXPENSE OF
FURNISHING CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE AS IS FIXED BY LAW;
(b) TERMINATE GRANTS-IN-AID TO A COUNTY OF THIS STATE IF THE
COUNTY DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE LAWS AND RULES PROVIDING THE
GRANTS-IN-AID AND THE MINIMUM STANDARDS PRESCRIBED BY DEPARTMENT
RULES;
(c) UNDERTAKE IMMEDIATELY THE ADMINISTRATION OF CHILD CARE
ASSISTANCE WITHIN A COUNTY OF THIS STATE THAT HAS HAD ANY OR ALL OF ITS
GRANTS-IN-AID TERMINATED PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (4)(b) OF THIS SECTION;
EXCEPT THAT THE COUNTY SHALL CONTINUE TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF
SUBSECTION (4)(a) OF THIS SECTION;
(d) RECOVER ANY MONEY OWED BY A COUNTY TO THE STATE BY
REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF ANY PAYMENTS DUE FROM THE STATE IN
CONNECTION WITH CCCAP; AND
(e) TAKE ANY OTHER ACTION THAT MAY BE NECESSARY OR DESIRABLE
FOR CARRYING OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PART 1.
26.5-4-105. Colorado child care assistance program - department
duties. (1) IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER DUTIES SPECIFIED IN THIS PART 1, THE
DEPARTMENT, UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SHALL:
(a) ADMINISTER OR SUPERVISE THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXTENSION, AND
STRENGTHENING OF THE COLORADO CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN
COOPERATION WITH THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
SERVICES AND OTHER STATE OR FEDERAL AGENCIES;
(b) PROVIDE SERVICES TO COUNTY DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDING THE
ORGANIZATION AND SUPERVISION OF COUNTY DEPARTMENTS FOR THE
EFFECTIVE ADMINISTRATION OF CCCAP, AS SET OUT IN DEPARTMENT RULES AS
TO PROGRAM SCOPE AND CONTENT, INCLUDING PROVISION OF CHILD CARE
ASSISTANCE AND COMPILATION OF STATISTICS AND NECESSARY INFORMATION
RELATIVE TO CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE;
(c) PRESCRIBE FORMS NECESSARY FOR APPLICATIONS, REPORTS,
AFFIDAVITS, AND SUCH OTHER FORMS AS IT MAY DEEM NECESSARY AND
ADVISABLE;
(d) COOPERATE WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS, AGENCIES, AND
INSTITUTIONS OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS IN THE PERFORMANCE
OF ACTIVITIES IN CONFORMITY WITH THE PURPOSES OF THIS PART 1; AND
(e) ACT AS THE AGENT OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN ACTIVITIES
RELATED TO THE COLORADO CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN MATTERS OF
MUTUAL CONCERN IN CONFORMITY WITH THIS PART 1 AND IN THE
ADMINISTRATION OF ANY FEDERAL MONEY GRANTED TO THE STATE TO AID IN
THE FURTHERANCE OF CCCAP.
(2) THE DEPARTMENT MAY REVIEW ANY DECISION OF A COUNTY
DEPARTMENT AND MAY CONSIDER ANY APPLICATION FOR CHILD CARE
ASSISTANCE UPON WHICH A DECISION HAS NOT BEEN MADE BY THE COUNTY
DEPARTMENT WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME TO DETERMINE THE PROPRIETY OF
THE ACTION OR FAILURE TO TAKE TIMELY ACTION ON AN APPLICATION FOR
CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL MAKE SUCH ADDITIONAL
INVESTIGATION AS IT DEEMS NECESSARY AND SHALL, AFTER GIVING THE
COUNTY DEPARTMENT AN OPPORTUNITY TO REBUT ANY FINDINGS OR
CONCLUSIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT THAT THE ACTION OR DELAY IN TAKING
ACTION WAS A VIOLATION OF OR CONTRARY TO DEPARTMENT RULES, MAKE
SUCH DECISION AS TO THE GRANTING OF CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE AND THE
AMOUNT THEREOF AS IN ITS OPINION IS JUSTIFIABLE PURSUANT TO THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS PART 1 AND DEPARTMENT RULES. APPLICANTS OR
RECIPIENTS AFFECTED BY THE DECISIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT, UPON REQUEST,
SHALL BE GIVEN REASONABLE NOTICE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR A FAIR HEARING
BY THE DEPARTMENT.
26.5-4-106. Applications for child care assistance - verification -
award - not assignable - limitation. (1) (a) AN INDIVIDUAL WISHING TO APPLY
FOR CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE MAY DO SO, AND THE ASSISTANCE SHALL BE
FURNISHED WITH REASONABLE PROMPTNESS TO EACH ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUAL IN
ACCORDANCE WITH DEPARTMENT RULES.
(b) THE DEPARTMENT RULES MAY PROVIDE FOR A SIMPLIFIED
APPLICATION IN ORDER THAT CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE MAY BE FURNISHED TO
ELIGIBLE PERSONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND SHALL PROVIDE ADEQUATE
SAFEGUARDS AND CONTROLS TO ENSURE THAT ONLY ELIGIBLE PERSONS RECEIVE
CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE UNDER THIS PART 1. THE UNIFIED APPLICATION THAT
THE DEPARTMENT DEVELOPS PURSUANT TO SECTION 26.5-1-110 MUST AT SOME
POINT INCLUDE APPLICATION FOR CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE THROUGH CCCAP.
(c) A PERSON SEEKING CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE MUST SUBMIT AN
APPLICATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH DEPARTMENT RULE, AND THE DEPARTMENT
SHALL ENSURE THAT THE APPLICATION IS ROUTED TO THE APPLICANT'S COUNTY
OF RESIDENCE. AN APPLICATION FOR CHILD CARE ASSIS



HB22-1308 Agricultural Workforce Services Program 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act creates the Colorado agricultural workforce services program (program) in the department of agriculture (department), which program includes an online resource portal for agricultural employees to access information about their rights under labor laws and for agricultural employers to access information about compliance with labor laws.

For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $100,000 from the general fund to the department to be used as follows:

  • $29,086 for use by the commissioner's office and administrative services for personal services; and
  • $70,914 for use by the agricultural markets division for the program.

For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, the act also appropriates $42,859 from the general fund to the department of labor and employment for use by the division of labor standards and statistics.


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

Status: 3/18/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Water
4/4/2022 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Water 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 - No Amendments
5/2/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
5/6/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended 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
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
Amendments:

House Journal, April 5
7 HB22-1308 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
8 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
9 recommendation:
10
11 Amend printed bill, page 5, after line 11 insert:
12
13 "(e) IN ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING THE ONLINE PORTAL
14 DESCRIBED IN THIS SUBSECTION (3), THE DEPARTMENT MAY CONSULT WITH
7 15 THE COLORADO COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE DESCRIBED IN PART
16 OF ARTICLE 31 OF TITLE 23.".
17
18 Page 5, strike lines 14 and 15 and substitute "DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE
19 GRANTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF HELPING EMPLOYERS MAKE WORKPLACE
20 IMPROVEMENTS OR IMPLEMENT CHANGES NEEDED TO".
21
22 Page 5, strike lines 24 and 25 and substitute:
23
24 "(I) TO:
25 (A) COLORADO AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYERS; OR
26 (B) ENTITIES THAT PROVIDE SERVICES TO COLORADO
27 AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYERS, INCLUDING RESOURCES FOR THE BENEFIT OF
28 AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYEES; AND".
29
30

House Journal, April 29
39 HB22-1308 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
40 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
41 recommendation:
42
43 Amend printed bill, page 7, strike lines 8 through 10 and substitute
44 "ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE TWO HUNDRED FIFTEEN THOUSAND
45 DOLLARS FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE DEPARTMENT TO IMPLEMENT
46 THE ONLINE RESOURCE PORTAL DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (3) OF THIS
47 SECTION. ANY UNUSED MONEY DOES NOT REVERT".
48
49 Page 7, after line 27 insert:
50
51 "SECTION 3. Appropriation. (1) For the 2022-23 state fiscal
52 year, $215,000 is appropriated to the department of agriculture. This
53 appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the
54 department may use this appropriation as follows:
55
1 (a) $29,086 for use by the commissioners office and
2 administrative services for personal services, which amount is based on
3 an assumption that the office will require an additional 0.4 FTE; and
4 (b) $185,914 for use by the agricultural markets division for the
5 agriculture workforce development program.
6 (2) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $42,859 is appropriated to
7 the department of labor and employment for use by the division of labor
8 standards and statistics. This appropriation is from the general fund and
5 9 is based on an assumption that the division will require an additional 0.
10 FTE. To implement this act, the division may use this appropriation for
11 program costs related to labor standards.".
12
13 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
14
15 Page 1, line 104, strike "EMPLOYMENT." and substitute "EMPLOYMENT,
16 AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
17
18

House Journal, April 29
36 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 29, 2022, and
37 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
38 April 29, 2022.
39
40 Amendment No. 2, Agriculture, Livestock, & Water Report, dated
41 April 4, 2022, and placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in
42 House Journal, April 5, 2022.
43
44 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
45 Reading and Final Passage.
46



HB22-1310 529 Account Apprenticeship Expenses 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The federal "Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019" expanded qualified distributions from a qualified state tuition program (529 account) to include expenses for fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for the participation of a designated beneficiary in certain apprenticeship programs.

In light of these changes to federal law, the act amends Colorado law to clarify what qualifies as a qualified distribution from a 529 account for the purpose of determining state taxable income. The act allows expenses for fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for the participation of a designated beneficiary in certain apprenticeship programs to be treated as such a qualified distribution.


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

Status: 3/21/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/31/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Finance
4/14/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/21/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended 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 - Floor
4/25/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/27/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended 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 - Passed - No Amendments
5/4/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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
Amendments:

House Journal, April 22
51 Amendment No. 1, by Representative Kipp.
52
53 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 7, strike "section 529" and substitute
54 "section 529 SECTION 529 (e)(3)".
55
1 Page 2, line 8, strike "INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO" and substitute
2 "AND".
3
4 Page 3, line 8, after "529" insert "(e)(3)".
5
6 Page 3, line 9, strike "INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO" and substitute
7 "AND".
8
9 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
10 Reading and Final Passage.
11



HB22-1317 Restrictive Employment Agreements 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

Current law declares that a 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. The act adds exceptions 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; and
  • A covenant not to solicit customers governing a person who, at the time the covenant is entered into and at the time it is enforced, earns an amount of annualized cash compensation equivalent to or greater than sixty percent of the threshold amount for highly compensated workers if the nonsolicitation covenant is no broader than reasonably necessary to protect the employer's legitimate interest in protecting trade secrets.

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

  • A provision providing for recovery of the expense of educating and training a worker where the training is distinct from normal, on-the-job training, the employer's recovery is limited to the reasonable costs of the training and decreases over the course of the two years subsequent to the training proportionately based on the number of months that have passed since the completion of the training, and recovery for the costs of the training would not violate federal law;
  • A reasonable confidentiality provision relevant to the employer's business that does not prohibit disclosure of information that arises from the worker's general training, knowledge, skill, or experience, whether gained on the job or otherwise, information that is readily ascertainable to the public, or information that a worker otherwise has a right to disclose as legally protected conduct;
  • A covenant for the purchase and sale of a business or the assets of a business; or
  • A provision requiring the repayment of a scholarship provided to an individual working in an apprenticeship if the individual fails to comply with the conditions of the scholarship agreement.

The act prohibits an employer from entering into, presenting to a worker or prospective worker as a term of employment, or attempting to enforce any covenant not to compete that is void under the act. An employer who violates this provision is subject to a penalty of $5,000 for each worker or prospective worker, injunctive relief, and actual damages. In a private right of action, an employer may also be required to pay reasonable costs and attorney fees.


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

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
Amendments:

House Journal, April 8
44 HB22-1317 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
45 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
46 recommendation:
47
48 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 4 strike "employee" and substitute
49 "worker".
50
51 Page 3, line 3, strike "(I)".
52
53 Page 3, line 5, strike "EARNING" and substitute "WHO, AT BOTH THE TIME
54 THE COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE IS ENTERED INTO AND AT THE TIME THE
55 COVENANT IS ENFORCED, EARNS".
1 Page 3, strike lines 7 through 13 and substitute "COVENANT NOT TO
2 COMPETE IS FOR THE PROTECTION OF TRADE SECRETS AND IS NO BROADER
3 THAN IS REASONABLY NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE EMPLOYER'S
4 LEGITIMATE INTEREST IN PROTECTING TRADE SECRETS.
5 (a) Any contract for the purchase and sale of a business or the
6 assets of a business;
7 (b) Any contract for the protection of trade secrets;
8 (c) AS USED IN SUBSECTION (2)(b) OF THIS SECTION:
9 (I) "CASH COMPENSATION" MEANS THE COMPENSATION,
10 INCLUDING EARNED SALARY, EARNED BONUSES, EARNED COMMISSIONS, OR
11 ANY OTHER FORM OF TAXABLE COMPENSATION, REFLECTED AS WAGES,
12 TIPS, AND OTHER COMPENSATION ON THE WORKER'S IRS FORM W-2 OR
13 1099 PLUS ANY ELECTIVE DEFERRALS NOT REFLECTED AS WAGES, TIPS,
14 AND OTHER COMPENSATION ON THE WORKER'S FEDERAL FORM W-2,
15 INCLUDING EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTIONS TO A 401(k) PLAN, 403(b) PLAN,
16 FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT, OR HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT, OR
17 COMMUTER BENEFIT-RELATED DEDUCTIONS OR THE AMOUNT OF
18 COMPENSATION A WORKER WOULD HAVE EARNED, BUT FOR A LEAVE OF
19 ABSENCE TAKEN VOLUNTARILY BY THE WORKER.
20 (II) "THRESHOLD AMOUNT".
21
22 Page 4, strike lines 4 through 6 and substitute "SERVED AN EMPLOYER FOR
23 A PERIOD OF LESS THAN TWO YEARS, WHERE THE TRAINING IS DISTINCT
24 FROM NORMAL, ON-THE-JOB TRAINING, THE EMPLOYER'S RECOVERY IS
25 LIMITED TO THE REASONABLE COSTS OF SUCH TRAINING AND IS PRORATED
26 OVER THE COURSE OF THE TWO YEARS SUBSEQUENT TO THE TRAINING, AND
27 THE EMPLOYER RECOVERING FOR THE COSTS OF THE TRAINING WOULD NOT
201 28 VIOLATE THE "FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT OF 1938", 29 U.S.C. SEC.
29 ET SEQ., OR ARTICLE 4 OF TITLE 8;".
30
31 Page 4, line 11, strike "OR".
32
33 Page 4, strike line 12 and substitute "PUBLIC, OR INFORMATION THAT A
34 WORKER OTHERWISE HAS A RIGHT TO DISCLOSE AS LEGALLY PROTECTED
35 CONDUCT;
36 (c) A COVENANT FOR THE PURCHASE AND SALE OF A BUSINESS OR
37 THE ASSETS OF A BUSINESS.".
38
39 Page 5, after line 13 insert:
40
41 "(d) AN EMPLOYER SATISFIES THE NOTICE REQUIREMENT OF THIS
42 SUBSECTION (4) WHEN THE NOTICE:
43 (I) IS PROVIDED WITH A COPY OF THE AGREEMENT CONTAINING THE
44 COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE;
45 (II) IDENTIFIES THE AGREEMENT BY NAME AND STATES THAT THE
46 AGREEMENT CONTAINS A COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE THAT COULD
47 RESTRICT THE WORKERS' OPTIONS FOR SUBSEQUENT EMPLOYMENT
48 FOLLOWING THEIR SEPARATION FROM THE EMPLOYER; AND
49 (III) DIRECTS THE WORKER TO THE SPECIFIC SECTIONS OR
50 PARAGRAPHS OF THE AGREEMENT THAT CONTAIN THE COVENANT NOT TO
51 COMPETE.".
52
53 Page 5, line 14, after "(5)" insert "(a)".
54
55 Page 5, strike lines 24 through 27.
1 Page 6, strike lines 1 through 7 and substitute:
2
3 "(b) Notwithstanding subsection (3)(a) SUBSECTION (5)(a) of this
4 section, after termination of an agreement described in subsection (3)(a)
5 SUBSECTION (5)(a) of this section, a physician may disclose his or her
6 continuing practice of medicine and new professional contact information
7 to any patient with a rare disorder, as defined in accordance with criteria
8 developed by the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc., or a
9 successor organization, to whom the physician was providing consultation
10 or treatment before termination of the agreement. Neither the physician
11 nor the physician's employer, if any, is liable to any party to the prior
12 agreement for damages alleged to have resulted from the disclosure or
13 from the physician's treatment of the patient after termination of the prior
14 agreement.".
15
16 Page 6, strike lines 10 through 27 and substitute:
17
18 "(6) A COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE THAT APPLIES TO A WORKER
19 WHO, AT THE TIME OF TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT PRIMARILY RESIDED
20 OR WORKED IN COLORADO, MAY NOT REQUIRE THE WORKER TO
21 ADJUDICATE THE ENFORCEABILITY OF THE COVENANT OUTSIDE OF
22 COLORADO. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY CONTRACTUAL PROVISION TO THE
23 CONTRARY, COLORADO LAW GOVERNS THE ENFORCEABILITY OF A
24 COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE FOR A WORKER WHO AT THE TIME OF
25 TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT PRIMARILY RESIDED AND WORKED IN
26 COLORADO.".
27
28 Page 7, lines 1 and 2 strike "A RESTRICTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
29 OR".
30
31 Page 7, line 8, strike "AN" and substitute "A".
32
33 Page 7, line 21, strike "DAMAGES" and substitute "DAMAGES,
34 REASONABLE COSTS, AND ATTORNEY FEES".
35
36 Page 8, line 6 strike "restrictive employment agreements or".
37
38 Strike "RESTRICTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT OR" on: Page 2, line 12;
39 Page 3, lines 3 and 4, and 19; Page 4, lines 13, 15 and 16, and 17; Page
40 5, lines 8 and 12; and Page 7, lines 5 and 6 and 10.
41
42 Strike "AGREEMENT OR" on: Page 4, lines 23 and 26.
43
44 Strike "AGREEMENTS OR" on: Page 3, line 27; and Page 5, line 2.
45
46 Strike "EMPLOYEE" and substitute "WORKER" on: Page 4, lines 19 two
47 times, and 21; Page 5, lines 2, 4, 6, and 11; and Page 7, lines 4, 9 two
48 times, 14 two times, 16, 17, and 20 the second time.
49
50 Strike "EMPLOYEES" and substitute "WORKERS" on: Page 3, lines 6, 14,
51 and 15.
52
53 Strike "EMPLOYEE'S" and substitute "WORKER'S" on: Page 4, line 9; and
54 Page 5, line 5.
55
1 Strike "AN EMPLOYEE" and substitute "A WORKER" on: Page 4, line 3; and
2 Page 7, line 20.
3
4 Strike "AN EMPLOYEE" and substitute "A WORKER" on: Page 5, line 7; and
5 Page 7, line 1.
6
7

House Journal, April 13
23 Amendment No. 1, Judiciary Report, dated April 6, 2022, and placed in
24 member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 8, 2022.
25
26 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Tipper:
27
28 Amend the Judiciary Committee Report, dated April 6, 2022, page 2,
29 strike lines 5 and 6 and substitute "LIMITED TO THE REASONABLE COSTS OF
30 THE TRAINING AND DECREASES OVER THE COURSE OF THE TWO YEARS
31 SUBSEQUENT TO THE TRAINING PROPORTIONATELY BASED ON THE NUMBER
32 OF MONTHS THAT HAVE PASSED SINCE THE COMPLETION OF THE TRAINING,
33 AND".
34
35 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Tipper:
36
37 Amend the Judiciary Committee Report, dated April 6, 2022, page 1,
38 strike lines 3 through 10 and substitute:
39
40 "Page 3 of the bill, strike lines 3 through 12 and substitute:
41
42 "(b) THIS SUBSECTION (2) DOES NOT APPLY TO A COVENANT NOT
43 TO COMPETE GOVERNING A PERSON WHO, AT THE TIME THE COVENANT NOT
44 TO COMPETE IS ENTERED INTO AND AT THE TIME IT IS ENFORCED, EARNS AN
45 AMOUNT OF ANNUALIZED CASH COMPENSATION EQUIVALENT TO OR
46 GREATER THAN THE THRESHOLD AMOUNT FOR HIGHLY COMPENSATED
47 WORKERS, IF THE COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE IS FOR THE PROTECTION OF
48 TRADE SECRETS AND IS NO BROADER THAN IS REASONABLY NECESSARY TO
49 PROTECT THE EMPLOYER'S LEGITIMATE INTEREST IN PROTECTING TRADE
50 SECRETS.".".
51
52
1 Page 1 of the report, strike lines 15 through 25 and substitute:
2
3 "(I) "ANNUALIZED CASH COMPENSATION" MEANS:
4 (A) THE AMOUNT OF THE GROSS SALARY OR WAGE AMOUNT, THE
5 FEE AMOUNT, OR THE OTHER COMPENSATION AMOUNT FOR THE FULL YEAR,
6 IF THE PERSON WAS EMPLOYED OR ENGAGED FOR A FULL YEAR.
7 (B) THE COMPENSATION THAT THE PERSON WOULD HAVE EARNED,
8 BASED ON THE WORKER'S GROSS SALARY OR WAGE AMOUNT, FEE, OR
9 OTHER COMPENSATION IF THE WORKER WAS NOT EMPLOYED OR ENGAGED
10 FOR A FULL YEAR.".
11
12 Amendment No. 4, by Representative Tipper:
13
14 Amend printed bill, page 3, after line 26 insert:
15
16 "(III) IN DETERMINING WHETHER A WORKER'S CASH
17 COMPENSATION EXCEEDS THE THRESHOLD AMOUNT, WHERE THE WORKER
18 HAS BEEN EMPLOYED FOR LESS THAN A CALENDAR YEAR, THE WORKER'S
19 CASH COMPENSATION EXCEEDS THE THRESHOLD AMOUNT IF THE WORKER
20 WOULD REASONABLY EXPECT TO EARN MORE THAN THE THRESHOLD
21 AMOUNT DURING A CALENDAR YEAR OF EMPLOYMENT.".
22
23 Amendment No. 5, by Representative Tipper:
24
25 Amend printed bill, page 7, strike lines 15 and 16 and substitute "BY THE
26 CONDUCT. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND ANY EMPLOYEE OR".
27
28 Page 7, after line 22 insert:
29
30 "(c) IN ANY ACTION BROUGHT UNDER THIS SUBSECTION (8), IF THE
31 EMPLOYER SHOWS THAT THE ACT OR OMISSION GIVING RISE TO SUCH
32 ACTION WAS IN GOOD FAITH AND THAT THE EMPLOYER HAD REASONABLE
33 GROUNDS FOR BELIEVING THAT THE EMPLOYER'S ACT OR OMISSION WAS
34 NOT A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION, THE COURT MAY, IN ITS SOUND
35 DISCRETION, AWARD THE WORKER OR WORKERS NO PENALTY OR AWARD
36 A PENALTY OF ANY AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE AMOUNT SPECIFIED IN
37 SUBSECTION (8)(b) OF THIS SECTION."
38
39 Amendment No. 6, by Representative Tipper:
40
41 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 5, strike "(1) (a)" and substitute
42 "(1) Legislative intent. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY INTENDS TO PRESERVE
43 EXISTING STATE AND FEDERAL CASE LAW IN EFFECT BEFORE THE
44 EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT THAT:
45 (a) DEFINES WHAT COUNTS AS A COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE
46 THAT IS PROHIBITED BY THIS SECTION; AND
47 (b) SPECIFIES THE EXTENT TO WHICH A COVENANT NOT TO
48 COMPETE FOR THE PROTECTION OF TRADE SECRETS MUST BE TAILORED IN
49 SCOPE IN ORDER TO BE ENFORCEABLE UNDER THIS SECTION.
50 (1) (1.5) (a)".
51
52 Page 2, line 9, strike "(1)" and substitute "(1.5)".
53
54 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
55 Reading and Final Passage.

Senate Journal, April 27
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB22-1317 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation.
Amend reengrossed bill, page 5, lines 1 and 2, strike "WHO HAS SERVED AN
EMPLOYER FOR A PERIOD OF LESS THAN TWO YEARS,".

Page 5, line 19, strike "BUSINESS." and substitute "BUSINESS; OR".

Page 5, after line 19 insert:

"(d) A PROVISION REQUIRING THE REPAYMENT OF A SCHOLARSHIP
PROVIDED TO AN INDIVIDUAL WORKING IN AN APPRENTICESHIP IF THE
INDIVIDUAL FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE CONDITIONS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP
AGREEMENT.".

Page 8, line 20, strike "EMPLOYEE" and substitute "WORKER".


Health &
Human
Services

Senate Journal, May 2
HB22-1317 by Representative(s) Tipper; also Senator(s) Bridges--Concerning restrictive employment
agreements.

Amendment No. 1, Business, Labor & Technology Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, April 27, page(s) 1022 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2(L.017), by Senator Bridges.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 3, line 23, strike "SUBSECTION (2)(b) OF THIS
SECTION:" and substitute "THIS SUBSECTION (2):".

Page 4, after line 24 insert:

"(d) THIS SUBSECTION (2) DOES NOT APPLY TO A COVENANT NOT TO
SOLICIT CUSTOMERS GOVERNING A PERSON WHO, AT THE TIME THE COVENANT
IS ENTERED INTO AND AT THE TIME IT IS ENFORCED, EARNS AN AMOUNT OF
ANNUALIZED CASH COMPENSATION EQUIVALENT TO OR GREATER THAN SIXTY
PERCENT OF THE THRESHOLD AMOUNT FOR HIGHLY COMPENSATED WORKERS IF
THE NONSOLICITATION COVENANT IS NO BROADER THAN REASONABLY
NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE EMPLOYER'S LEGITIMATE INTEREST IN PROTECTING
TRADE SECRETS.".

As amended, ordered revised and placed on the calendar for third reading and final
passage.




HB22-1328 Modify Main Street Business Recovery Loan Program 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act adjusts various requirements applicable to the "Colorado Loans for Increasing Main Street Business Economic Recovery Act" (program) that provides small business recovery loans to Colorado businesses, funded in part through the sale of insurance premium tax credits. The act:

  • Extends the period through which the program can issue capital for the loan program through fiscal year 2023-24;
  • Increases the amount of capital that can be issued in the last 3 fiscal years of the program without increasing the total amount that can be issued for the life of the program;
  • Lowers the minimum amount of a loan to a small business from $30,000 to $10,000;
  • Lengthens the maximum initial maturity of a loan to a small business from 5 years to 10 years;
  • Changes the requirements for an eligible borrower to require one year of positive cash flow instead of 2, and at least one employee instead of at least 5 employees;
  • Clarifies the benchmarks that apply to the program for making loans to businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals;
  • Extends the time for the program to issue tax credits through state fiscal year 2022-23;
  • Extends the period through which the program can issue tax credits through fiscal year 2022-23 without changing the total amount of tax credits that can be issued over the life of the program;
  • Allows tax credits issued in fiscal years 2021-22 and 2022-23 to be claimed on a schedule beginning in a taxable year that begins on or after January 1, 2023; and
  • Removes a requirement that if additional state or federal money is appropriated or allocated to the program, the value of the tax credits authorized by the program must be reduced by the same amount.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 3/28/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
4/7/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to Finance
4/18/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/4/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/4/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/5/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/5/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/9/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/9/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/10/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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
Amendments:

HB22-1332 Office of Economic Development and International Trade American Rescue Plan Act Funds For Rural Colorado 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

Senate Bill 21-291 transferred $40 million of "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021" (ARPA) money from the economic recovery and relief cash fund to the Colorado economic development fund and directed the office of economic development and international trade (OEDIT) to use $10 million of the money transferred to incentivize small businesses to locate in rural Colorado and for the location neutral employment incentive program. To ensure that the use of the $10 million complies with ARPA requirements, the act instead directs OEDIT to use the money to incentivize or support businesses in rural Colorado or to undertake any other economic development activity in rural Colorado that is authorized by specified current law in response to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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

Status: 3/28/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
3/29/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/30/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
3/31/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/4/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
4/5/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/6/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/7/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/19/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/19/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/20/2022 Sent to the Governor
4/25/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

HB22-1349 Postsecondary Student Success Data System 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act requires the Colorado commission on higher education (commission) to enact a policy directing the department of higher education (department) to develop student success measures that measure the progression of students through postsecondary education and the impact of postsecondary pathways on a student's career opportunities and success. The student success measures must include postsecondary success measures and workforce success measures.

The act requires the department to create and maintain a statewide student success data system that includes institution-specific interfaces and a public interface. An institution interface includes student success data that may be more timely, more granular, appears in a different format, or include functionality that is different from information provided on the public interface. The public interface includes student success information that is aligned with the student success measures and must allow a user to view and compare student workforce success information for specific institutions of higher education in Colorado. The commission determines the information included in the public interface and how that information is disaggregated by various student populations, such as populations identified by race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic factors. The department may include in the statewide data system employment and wage outcome data of a workforce development or training program that joins the data system.

The act requires the commission to use the data included in the institution and statewide data system to examine educational and workforce success disparities among various student populations. The act requires the commission to facilitate information sharing among institutions about practices implemented by an institution based on data learned from the data system.

The department may enter into an agreement with a third party to create and maintain the data system. The act requires the department to update and modernize its data collection systems to facilitate the collection of student success data.

The act appropriates $3 million from the workers, employers, and workforce centers cash fund to the department for the data system. The appropriation is from the money in the cash fund that originated from the general fund.


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

Status: 3/29/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/7/2022 House Committee on Education 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
4/21/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/22/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/28/2022 Senate Committee on Education 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 with Amendments - 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
Amendments:

House Journal, April 8
14 HB22-1349 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
15 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
16 recommendation:
17
18 Amend printed bill page 4, line 6, after the period insert "THE
19 COMMISSION SHALL PRIORITIZE DEVELOPMENT OF THE POSTSECONDARY
20 SUCCESS MEASURES." and before "INCLUDE" insert "MAY".
21
22 Page 4, line 10, after the period insert: "THE STUDENT SUCCESS MEASURES
23 MUST INCLUDE DATA ON NONTRADITIONAL STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT FIRST-
24 TIME, FULL-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS, INCLUDING GRADUATION RATES
25 FOR NONTRADITIONAL STUDENTS, AND CREDENTIAL AND CERTIFICATE
26 COMPLETION RATES FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS. THE STUDENT SUCCESS
27 MEASURES MUST ALSO INCLUDE MEASURES FOR STUDENT ENROLLMENT
28 STATUS TWO, FOUR, AND SIX YEARS AFTER A STUDENT ENROLLS IN AN
29 INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.".
30
31 Page 4, line 11, before "INCLUDE," insert "MAY".
32
33 Page 4, line 19, strike "INSTITUTIONS" and substitute "EACH INSTITUTION".
34
35 Page 4, line 22, strike "AND".
36
37 Page 4, line 23, strike "TRADE." and substitute "TRADE, REPRESENTATIVES
38 FROM INDUSTRY, AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT SUPPORT CURRENT OR
39 POTENTIAL STUDENTS AND PARENTS.".
40
41 Page 6, line 5, after the period insert "THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND
42 EMPLOYMENT, THE COLORADO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, AND
43 THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL PROVIDE TO THE DEPARTMENT
44 THE INFORMATION THAT THE DEPARTMENT DEEMS NECESSARY TO
45 IMPLEMENT AND OPERATE THE DATA SYSTEM.".
46
47 Page 6, after line 5 insert:
48 "(c) THE DEPARTMENT MAY INCLUDE IN THE STATEWIDE DATA
49 SYSTEM EMPLOYMENT AND WAGE OUTCOME DATA OF A WORKFORCE
50 DEVELOPMENT OR TRAINING PROGRAM THAT JOINS THE DATA SYSTEM. IN
51 ORDER TO JOIN THE DATA SYSTEM, A WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OR
52 TRAINING PROGRAM MUST BE LISTED IN THE ELIGIBLE TRAINING PROVIDER
53 LISTS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 8-83-225 (1)(c) OR RECEIVING FUNDING
54 UNDER TITLE I OF THE FEDERAL "WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND
55 OPPORTUNITY ACT", 29 U.S.C. SEC. 3101 ET SEQ. THE DEPARTMENT MAY
1 PROVIDE A USER-FRIENDLY AND ACCESSIBLE OPTION FOR A PROGRAM
2 DESCRIBED IN THIS SUBSECTION (2)(c) TO DELIVER DATA TO THE
3 DEPARTMENT.".
4
5 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
6
7 Page 6, line 10, after the period, insert: "THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ALSO
8 SEEK INPUT FROM EACH INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION, COLORADO
9 EMPLOYERS, COLORADO STUDENTS, AND OTHER WORKFORCE TRAINING
10 PROVIDERS OFFERING AN INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIAL.".
11
12 Page 7, line 21, after "STATUS," insert "DISABILITY,".
13
14 Page 8, line 4, after "(5)" insert "(a)".
15
16 Page 8, line 10, after "STATUS," insert "DISABILITY, AGE,".
17
18 Page 8 after line 11 insert:
19 "(b) IN ORDER TO FURTHER THE GOAL OF USING DATA TO IMPROVE
20 INSTITUTIONAL DECISION-MAKING AND BEST PRACTICES, THE COMMISSION
21 SHALL FACILITATE INFORMATION SHARING AMONG INSTITUTIONS ABOUT
22 PRACTICES IMPLEMENTED BY AN INSTITUTION BASED ON DATA LEARNED
23 FROM THE DATA SYSTEM.".
24
25

House Journal, April 19
29 HB22-1349 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
30 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
31 recommendation:
32
33 Amend printed bill, page 9, after line 10 insert:
34
35 "SECTION 4. Appropriation. For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
36 $3,000,000 is appropriated to the department of higher education. This
37 appropriation is from the workers, employers, and workforce centers cash
38 fund created in section 24-75-231 (2)(a), C.R.S., is of money that
39 originates from the general fund, and is based on an assumption that the
40 department will require an additional 1.0 FTE in the FY 2022-23 and FY
41 2023-24 state fiscal years. To implement this act, the department may use
42 this appropriation for the student success data system. Any money
43 appropriated in this section not expended prior to July 1, 2023 is available
44 for expenditure in the 2023-24 state fiscal year for the same purpose.".
45
46 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
47
48 Page 1, line 102, strike "SUCCESS." and substitute "SUCCESS, AND, IN
49 CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
50
51

Senate Journal, May 4
HB22-1349 by Representative(s) Duran and Will; also Senator(s) Bridges and Priola--Concerning
improving decision-making to enhance postsecondary student success, and, in connection
therewith, making an appropriation.

Amendment No. 1(L.003), by Senator Bridges.

Amend reegrossed bill, page 9, line 22, after "(6)" insert "(a)".

Page 9, after line 26, insert:
"(b) THE DEPARTMENT, IN COLLECTING DATA FROM INSTITUTIONS, MAY
USE, WHEN POSSIBLE, OPEN-SOURCE DATA TRANSPARENCY LANGUAGES THAT
UTILIZE OPEN, INTEROPERABLE DATA FORMATS.".

As amended, ordered revised and placed on the calendar for third reading and final
passage.




HB22-1350 Regional Talent Development Iniative Grant Program 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act establishes the regional talent development initiative grant program (grant program) in the office of economic development (office) to fund talent development initiatives across the state that meet regional labor market needs and specified grant program goals, including initiatives that meet workforce development needs in regions as they recover from the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The office, a state agency designated by the office, or a third party with whom the office contracts is to serve as the administrator of the grant program (program administrator). The office is directed to appoint a steering committee of 5 to 8 business, civic, education, and nonprofit professionals (steering committee), including at least one member representing a rural area of the state, one member representing a 2-year institution of higher education, and one member representing a 4-year institution of higher education. The steering committee will support the program administrator in:

  • Developing a grant application process;
  • Establishing grant application selection and prioritization criteria; and
  • Appointing a selection committee to review grant applications and make grant award recommendations.

The office, in collaboration with the departments of labor and employment, higher education, and education and the steering committee, is to identify regions throughout the state to inform the selection of grant applications.

The office is to publish a report on the grant program by November 1, 2023, and by each November 1 through November 1, 2027.

The act creates the regional talent development initiative grant program fund (grant program fund) and directs the state treasurer to transfer $91 million from the workers, employers, and workforce centers cash fund (cash fund) to the grant program fund as follows:

  • $89,123,184 from federal money in the cash fund that the state received pursuant to the "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021"; and
  • $1,876,816 from money in the cash fund that originated from the general fund.

The money in the grant program fund is continuously appropriated to the office for the grant program and related costs. The grant program repeals on July 1, 2028.

The act also directs the state treasurer to transfer $32,373,184 from the money in the cash fund that originated from the general fund back to the general fund.


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

Status: 3/29/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/13/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/21/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended 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
4/25/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
5/2/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/4/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/4/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/5/2022 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
5/17/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/17/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/17/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/26/2022 Signed by Governor
5/26/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, April 13
1 HB22-1350 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
2 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
3 recommendation:
4
5 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 23, strike "GOVERNMENTS" and substitute
6 "GOVERNMENTS, INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION,".
7
8 Page 4, after line 8 insert:
9
10 "(5) "EVIDENCE-BASED" MEANS THAT AN INITIATIVE IS EITHER:
11 (a) A PROVEN PROGRAM OR PRACTICE, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
12 2-3-210 (2)(d); OR
13 (b) AN EVIDENCE-INFORMED PROGRAM OR PRACTICE, AS DEFINED
14 IN SECTION 2-3-210 (2)(a).".
15
16 Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.
17
18 Page 5, strike lines 11 through 13 and substitute "OFFICE SHALL ASSEMBLE
19 A STEERING COMMITTEE FOR".
20
21 Page 5, line 17, after "CRITERIA." add "THE STEERING COMMITTEE MUST
22 CONSIST OF NO FEWER THAN FIVE AND NO MORE THAN EIGHT MEMBERS, AT
23 LEAST ONE OF WHOM MUST REPRESENT A RURAL AREA OF THE STATE.
24 MEMBERS OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE MUST BE BUSINESS, CIVIC,
25 EDUCATION, AND NONPROFIT PROFESSIONALS AND INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE
26 REPRESENTATIVE OF A TWO-YEAR INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION
27 AND AT LEAST ONE REPRESENTATIVE OF A FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTION OF
28 HIGHER EDUCATION.".
29
30 Page 5, line 27, after "EVIDENCE-BASED," insert "ARE REGIONALLY
31 EQUITABLE,".
32
33 Page 6, line 9, strike "STATE" and substitute "STATE, USING THE MAP OF
34 REGIONAL OFFICES OF THE DIVISION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN THE
35 DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS AS A GUIDE,".
36
37 Page 7, line 10, strike "SYSTEM;" and substitute "SYSTEM AND THAT
38 ENSURE A HIGHLY SKILLED AND WELL-EDUCATED WORKFORCE;".
39
40 Page 9, line 5, after "RURAL" insert "AND LOWER-WEALTH".
41
42 Page 9, line 6, strike "AND".
43
44 Page 9, strike line 14 and substitute "EDUCATION; AND
45 (d) PROVIDE FOR CONSIDERATION OF INITIATIVES THAT ARE
46 EVIDENCE-BASED AND CAN BE SCALED TO MEET ADDITIONAL DEMANDS
47 AND, FOR AN INITIATIVE THAT IS CLASSIFIED AS EVIDENCE-BASED
48 PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-48.5-403 (5)(b), THAT INCLUDES A PLAN TO
49 EVALUATE THE INITIATIVE'S EFFECT ON EARNINGS AND OTHER OUTCOMES
201 50 USING ONE OF THE METHODOLOGIES DESCRIBED IN SECTION 2-3-
51 (2)(d).".
52
53 Page 10, after line 22 insert:
54
55
1 "(c) THE OFFICE AND ANY PERSON THAT RECEIVES MONEY FROM
2 THE OFFICE, INCLUDING THE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, SHALL COMPLY
3 WITH THE COMPLIANCE, REPORTING, RECORD-KEEPING, AND PROGRAM
4 EVALUATION REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY THE OFFICE OF STATE
5 PLANNING AND BUDGETING AND THE STATE CONTROLLER IN ACCORDANCE
6 WITH SECTION 24-75-226 (5).".
7
8

House Journal, April 22
7 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated April 13, 2022, and placed
8 in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 14,
9 2022.
10
11 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
12 Reading and Final Passage.
13

Senate Journal, May 2
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB22-1350 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations
with favorable recommendation.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 8, line 27, strike "REGION;" and substitute
"REGION, INCLUDING THE MOST RECENT COLORADO TALENT PIPELINE REPORT
PREPARED PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-46.3-103;".

Page 10, line 6, strike "2-3-201 (2)(d)" and substitute "2-3-210 (2)(d)".


Business,
Labor, &
Technology

Senate Journal, May 4
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB22-1350 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent
Calendar.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 12, line 1, strike "FIFTY-SIX MILLION SEVEN
HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND" and substitute "EIGHTY-NINE MILLION ONE
HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOUR".

Page 12, line 5, strike "THIRTY-FOUR MILLION TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND"
and substitute "ONE MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED SEVENTY-SIX THOUSAND EIGHT
HUNDRED SIXTEEN".

Page 12, after line 22 insert:

"SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-75-231, add (2)(c) as
follows:
24-75-231. Workers, employers, and workforce centers cash fund
- creation - allowable uses - definitions - repeal. (2) (c) THREE DAYS AFTER
THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBSECTION (2)(c), THE STATE TREASURER SHALL
TRANSFER THIRTY-TWO MILLION THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-THREE THOUSAND
ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOUR DOLLARS FROM THE MONEY IN THE FUND THAT
ORIGINATED FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE GENERAL FUND.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.


Appro-
priations




HB22-1365 Southern Colorado Institute Of Transportation Technology At Colorado State University - Pueblo 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act creates the southern Colorado institute of transportation technology (institute) at Colorado state university - Pueblo, which is designated as the host institution for the institute, and specifies that the role and mission of the institute is to conduct research related to the safety, security, and innovation of railroad, ground, and intermodal transportation and general issues related to surface transportation problems in the state. The institute must also support government and academic surface transportation related research and serve as a competitive funding resource for small Colorado businesses developing and testing surface transportation technologies.

The act also:

  • Establishes a governing board for the institute, requires the institute to have a director, and specifies the powers and duties of the governing board and the director;
  • Requires the institute to annually report to the joint budget committee and education committee of the general assembly; and
  • Specifies a process by which Colorado state university - Pueblo may opt out of being the host institution for the institute.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 4/11/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/21/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - No Amendments
4/26/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
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 Senate Committee of the Whole
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
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
5/27/2022 Signed by Governor
5/27/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, April 22
43 HB22-1365 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
44 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
45 recommendation:
46
47 Amend printed bill, page 4, line 14, strike "SEVEN" and substitute
48 "EIGHT".
49
50 Page 4, after line 19 insert:
51
52 "(III) ONE MEMBER OF A STATEWIDE LABOR ORGANIZATION
53 REPRESENTING RAIL WORKERS;".
54
55 Renumber succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.

House Journal, April 26
26 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated April 21, 2022, and placed
27 in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 22,
28 2022.
29
30 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
31 Reading and Final Passage.
32

Senate Journal, May 3
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB22-1365 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation.
Amend reengrossed bill, page 3, strike lines 2 through 6.

Page 4, line 14, strike "EIGHT" and substitute "NINE".

Page 4, after line 19 insert:

"(III) ONE MEMBER REPRESENTING A STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION
INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDER IN THE MISSION OF THE INSTITUTE;".

Renumber succeeding subparagaphs accordingly.

Page 5, line 8, strike "SHALL" and substitute "MAY".

Page 5, line 11, strike "SHALL" and substitute "MAY".

Page 5, lines 14 and 15, strike "SHALL CONSULT WITH THE TRANSPORTATION
TECHNOLOGY CENTER" and substitute "MAY CONSULT WITH THE ACADEMIC AND
INDUSTRY LEADERS".

Page 6, line 19 strike "EDUCATION." and substitute "EDUCATION; AND
(C) ANY OTHER RESEARCH AND TESTING ENTITY IN COLORADO THAT
PERFORMS SIMILAR FUNCTIONS TO THE ENTITIES DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTIONS
(4)(d)(II)(A) AND (4)(d)(II)(B) OF THIS SECTION.".


Trans-
portation &
Energy



HB22-1366 Improving Students' Postsecondary Options 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act establishes a number of new programs concerning postsecondary career and education options for students, including:

  • Establishing the postsecondary, workforce, career, and education grant program in the department of education (CDE) to provide grants to local education providers to improve the training of school educators and administrators, to support students and families in developing career and education plans for after high school, and to increase the number of students for whom applications for free financial aid are completed;
  • Creating regional postsecondary and workforce readiness coordinators in CDE to train educators concerning financial aspects of postsecondary options;
  • Updating the financial literacy resource bank to include more information and training concerning postsecondary financial aid;
  • Creating $500 stipends for teachers who successfully complete financial aid training;
  • Adding a requirement that public schools ensure students and families receive communication about available state and federal financial aid;
  • Requiring the department of higher education (CDHE) to develop a tool kit and training to help schools and nonprofit organizations support students and families in completing postsecondary state and federal financial aid applications and to increase the number of students completing the financial aid forms; and
  • Requiring CDHE to make certain improvements to streamline the Colorado application for financial aid.

The act appropriates to CDE from the general fund:

  • $1,150,000 for the postsecondary, workforce, career, and education grant and readiness program; and
  • $475,000 for financial aid training stipends and resource bank.

The act appropriates to CDHE from the general fund:

  • $680,000 for a financial aid toolkit;
  • $320,000 for financial aid assessment tool improvements; and
  • $250,000 for Colorado commission on higher education and higher education special purpose program administration.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 4/11/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/21/2022 House Committee on Education 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 - No Amendments
5/2/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
5/5/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/5/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/6/2022 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
Amendments:

House Journal, April 22
1 HB22-1366 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
2 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
3 recommendation:
4
5 Amend printed bill, page 5, line 24, strike "AND".
6
7 Page 6, line 2, strike "22-30.5-525." and substitute "22-30.5-525; AND".
8
9 Page 6, after line 2 insert:
10 "(g) COLLABORATING OR PARTNERING WITH NONPROFIT
11 ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDERS AND
12 STUDENTS WITH EDUCATION AND COMPLETION OF STUDENT APPLICATIONS
13 FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID AND APPLICATIONS FOR STATE STUDENT AID.".
14
15 Page 16, line 16, strike "OPTIONS;" and substitute "OPTIONS, INCLUDING
16 AVAILABLE STATE-SUPPORTED WEBSITES AND NAVIGATION TOOLS ON
17 POSTSECONDARY AND WORKFORCE OPPORTUNITIES;".
18
19 Page 19, line 6, strike "DATA" and substitute "SUBJECT TO DATA
20 AVAILABILITY AND DATA PRIVACY REQUIREMENTS, DATA".
21
22 Page 19, line 7, strike "RATES," insert "RATES BY HIGH SCHOOL AND
23 SCHOOL DISTRICT AND, WHERE AVAILABLE,".
24
25

House Journal, April 29
20 HB22-1366 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
21 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
22 recommendation:
23
24 Amend printed bill, page 9, line 6, strike "THREE" and substitute "TEN".
25
26 Page 10, line 12, strike "FIVE MILLION" and substitute "ONE MILLION, ONE
27 HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND".
28
29 Page 22, after line 15 insert:
30
31 "SECTION 9. Appropriation. (1) For the 2022-23 state fiscal
32 year, $1,625,000 is appropriated to the department of education. This
33 appropriation is from the general fund. Any money appropriated in this
34 subsection (1) not expended prior to July 1, 2023, is further appropriated
35 to the department for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 state fiscal years for the
36 same purpose. To implement this act, the department may use this
37 appropriation as follows:
38 (a) $1,150,000 for the postsecondary, workforce, career, and
39 education grant and readiness program, which amount is based on an
40 assumption that the department will require an additional 0.9 FTE; and
41 (b) $475,000 for financial aid training stipends and resource bank,
42 which amount is based on an assumption that the department will require
43 an additional 1.0 FTE.
44 (2) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $1,000,000 is appropriated
45 to the department of higher education. This appropriation is from the
46 general fund. Any money appropriated in this subsection (2) not expended
47 prior to July 1, 2023, is further appropriated to the department for the
48 2023-24 and 2024-25 state fiscal years for the same purpose. To
49 implement this act, the department may use this appropriation as follows:
50 (a) $680,000 for a financial aid toolkit, which amount is based on
51 an assumption that the department will require an additional 2.0 FTE; and
52 (b) $320,000 for financial aid assessment tool improvements,
53 which amount is based on an assumption that the department will require
54 an additional 1.0 FTE.
55
1 (3) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $250,000 is appropriated to
2 the department of higher education. This appropriation is from the general
3 fund and is based on an assumption that the department will require an
4 additional 2.0 FTE. To implement this act, the department may use this
5 appropriation for Colorado commission on higher education and higher
6 education special purpose program administration.".
7
8 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
9
10 Page 1, line 102, strike "INFORMATION." and substitute "INFORMATION,
11 AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
12
13

House Journal, April 29
17 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 29, 2022, and
18 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
19 April 29, 2022.
20
21 Amendment No. 2, Education Report, dated April 21, 2022, and placed
22 in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 22,
23 2022.
24
25 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
26 Reading and Final Passage.
27



HB22-1383 Employment Opportunities For Juveniles 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act allows the department of human services (department) to spend money appropriated to the department from the general fund in House Bill 22-1329 to expand career and technical education and vocational training programs in designated youth facilities for juveniles in the custody of the department.

The act prevents an employer from requiring an applicant for employment of any age to disclose information related to an arrest, detention, processing, diversion, supervision, adjudication, or court disposition that occurred while the applicant was subject to the process and jurisdiction of the juvenile court, and an applicant of any age is not required to disclose such information in response to an employer inquiry.

The act does not apply to the screening of applicants who have direct contact with vulnerable persons or the screening of applicants required by licensed child care, nor does it apply to any law enforcement agency or to any political subdivision.

The act prohibits state or local agencies from denying or taking adverse action against an applicant who has been adjudicated for a delinquent act in a juvenile proceeding, but who is otherwise qualified for a license, certification, permit, or registration.


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

Status: 4/18/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/26/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended 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 with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/2/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/2/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
5/3/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/5/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/6/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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
Amendments:

House Journal, April 27
5 HB22-1383 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
6 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
7 recommendation:
8
9 Amend printed bill, page 3, strike lines 14 through 19 and substitute
10 "juvenile justice system. The act does not limit the current application of
11 section 19-1-304 (1)(b.5) or (5), Colorado Revised Statutes, as those
12 provisions relate to specific information for certain offenses, including
13 unlawful sexual behavior, crimes of violence, possession of a handgun,
14 class 1, 2, 3, or 4 felonies, and crimes involving the use or possession of
15 a weapon.".
16
17 Page 4, strike lines 2 through 4 and substitute "- repeal. (4) (a) FOR THE
18 2022-23 STATE FISCAL YEAR, THE DEPARTMENT MAY SPEND MONEY
19 APPROPRIATED TO THE DEPARTMENT BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM
20 THE GENERAL FUND IN HOUSE BILL 22-1329 TO EXPAND THE".
21
22 Page 4, line 7, strike "(A)" and substitute "(I)".
23
24 Page 4, line 11, strike "(B)" and substitute "(II)".
25
26 Page 4, line 13, strike "(C)" and substitute "(III)".
27
28 Page 4, line 16, strike "(D)" and substitute "(IV)".
29
30 Page 4, strike lines 18 through 22.
31
32 Page 5, strike line 14 and substitute "EMPLOYMENT, AN".
33
34 Page 5, strike lines 20 through 27 and substitute:
35
36 "(c) NOTWITHSTANDING SUBSECTION (2)(b) OF THIS SECTION,
37 NOTHING IN THIS SECTION LIMITS PUBLIC ACCESS TO INFORMATION AS SET
38 FORTH IN SECTION 19-1-304 (1)(b.5) OR (5).".
39
40 Page 6, strike lines 1 through 7.
41
42 Page 6, line 10, strike "SECTION 27-90-111." and substitute "SECTION
43 27-90-111 OR THE SCREENING OF APPLICANTS REQUIRED BY LICENSED
44 CHILD CARE CENTERS PURSUANT TO SECTION 26-6-905 OR 26.5-5-309.".
45
46

House Journal, April 29
40 Amendment No. 1, Judiciary Report, dated April 26, 2022, and placed in
41 member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 27, 2022.
42
43 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Kipp.
44
45 Amend the Judiciary Committee Report, dated April 26, 2022, page 1,
46 strike line 17 and substitute:
47
48 "Page 5 of the bill, line 12, strike "COURT." and substitute "COURT AND AN
49 APPLICANT OF ANY AGE IS NOT REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE SUCH INFORMATION
50 IN RESPONSE TO ANY EMPLOYER INQUIRY.".
51
52 Page 5 of the bill, strike lines 13 through 19.
53
54 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.".
55
1 Page 1 of the report, strike line 19.
2
3 Page 2 of the report, line 1, strike "NOTHING" and insert "(b) NOTHING".
4
5 Page 2 of the report, after line 6 insert:
6
7 "Page 6 of the bill, after line 10 insert:
8 "(d) THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBSECTION (2) DO NOT APPLY TO
9 ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OF THE STATE OR TO ANY POLITICAL
10 SUBDIVISION.".
11
12 Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.".
13
14 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
15 Reading and Final Passage.
16



HB22-1394 Fund Just Transition Community And Worker Supports 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 11 2022
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS
(7) in house calendar.
Summary:

The act transfers $15 million from the general fund, with $5 million allocated to the just transition cash fund (fund) and $10 million allocated to the coal transition workforce assistance program account (account), and directs the department of labor and employment (department), through the just transition office (office), to expend the money for specified coal community and worker supports.

The act also:

  • Specifies that money remaining in the fund or the account at the end of any fiscal year remains in the fund or account, as applicable;
  • Eliminates the requirement to spend a certain percentage of the money in the fund by the end of specified fiscal years and instead allows the department to expend money in the fund through the end of the 2023-24 state fiscal year and authorizes roll-forward spending authority of amounts appropriated from the fund to the department pursuant to 2021 legislation through the 2023-24 state fiscal year;
  • Allows roll-forward spending authority of amounts appropriated from the account to the department pursuant to legislation passed earlier in the 2022 legislative session through the 2023-24 state fiscal year; and
  • Starting in 2022, requires the director of the office to report to the joint budget committee on the history of expenditures from the fund and the account and the purposes for which money in the fund and account were expended or obligated in the previous state fiscal year.

The act appropriates:

  • $5 million from the fund to the department for use by the division of employment and training (division) to implement coal community supports; and
  • $10 million from the account to the department for use by the division to implement coal worker supports.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 4/20/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
4/26/2022 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/27/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/27/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/28/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
5/2/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended 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 - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/6/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
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
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
Amendments:

House Journal, April 26
30 HB22-1394 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
31 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
32 recommendation:
33
34 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 2, after "amend" insert "(1),".
35
36 Page 2, line 6, strike "(4) (a) (I) (A) On" and substitute "(1) There is
37 hereby created in the state treasury the just transition cash fund. The fund
38 consists of money credited to the fund in accordance with section
39 39-29-108 (2)(d) and any other money that the general assembly may
40 appropriate or transfer to the fund. The state treasurer shall credit all
41 interest and income derived from the deposit and investment of money in
42 the fund to the fund. Subject to annual appropriation by the general
43 assembly, the office may expend money from the fund and the department
44 may expend money from the coal transition workforce assistance program
45 account of the fund created in section 8-83-504.5 (1) for purposes
46 specified in this part 5, including paying for the office's direct and indirect
47 costs in administering this part 5. ANY UNEXPENDED AND UNENCUMBERED
48 MONEY IN THE FUND AT THE END OF ANY FISCAL YEAR REMAINS IN THE
49 FUND AND SHALL NOT BE CREDITED OR TRANSFERRED TO THE GENERAL
50 FUND.
51 (4) (a) (I) (A) On".
52
53 Page 3, strike lines 20 through 24 and substitute:
54
55
1 "(III) (A) The office shall expend at least seventy percent of the
2 money TRANSFERRED TO THE FUND PURSUANT TO SUBSECTIONS
3 (4)(a)(I)(A) AND (4)(a)(I)(B) OF THIS SECTION by the close of state fiscal
4 year 2021-22 and shall expend any remaining money by the close of state
5 fiscal year 2022-23 2023-24.".
6
7 Page 4, line 8, after "(1)(e)" insert "and (1)(f)".
8
9 Page 6, after line 6 insert:
10
11 "(f) ANY UNEXPENDED AND UNENCUMBERED MONEY IN THE
12 ACCOUNT AT THE END OF ANY FISCAL YEAR REMAINS IN THE ACCOUNT AND
13 SHALL NOT BE CREDITED OR TRANSFERRED TO THE GENERAL FUND.
14 SECTION 3. In Session Laws of Colorado 2021, section 4 of
15 chapter 400, (HB21-1290), amend (1) as follows:
16 Section 4. Appropriation. (1) For the 2020-21 state fiscal year,
17 $8,000,000 is appropriated to the department of labor and employment for
18 use by the division of employment and training, just transition office. This
19 appropriation is from the just transition cash fund created in section
20 8-83-504 (1), C.R.S., and is based on an assumption that the department
21 will require an additional 1.0 FTE. To implement this act, the department
504 22 may use this appropriation for the purposes specified in section 8-83-
23 (4), C.R.S. Any money appropriated in this section not expended prior to
24 July 1, 2021, is further appropriated to the just transition office for the
25 2021-22, and 2022-23, AND 2023-24 state fiscal years for the same
26 purpose.
27 SECTION 4. In Session Laws of Colorado 2022, section 5 of
28 chapter 11, (HB22-1193), amend (3) and (4) as follows:
29 Section 5. Appropriation. (3) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year,
30 $1,295,000 is appropriated to the department of labor and employment for
31 use by the division of employment and training. This appropriation is
32 from the just transition cash fund created in section 8-83-504 (1), C.R.S.
33 To implement this act, the division may use this appropriation for the
34 purposes specified in section 8-83-504, C.R.S. ANY MONEY
35 APPROPRIATED IN THIS SUBSECTION (3) NOT EXPENDED BEFORE JULY 1,
23 36 2022, IS FURTHER APPROPRIATED TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE 2022-
37 AND 2023-24 STATE FISCAL YEARS FOR THE SAME PURPOSE.
38 (4) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $555,000 is appropriated to
39 the department of labor and employment for use by the division of
40 employment and training. This appropriation is from the just transition
41 cash fund created in section 8-83-504 (1), C.R.S. To implement this act,
42 the division may use this appropriation for the purposes specified in
43 section 8-83-504, C.R.S. ANY MONEY APPROPRIATED IN THIS SUBSECTION
44 (4) NOT EXPENDED BEFORE JULY 1, 2023, IS FURTHER APPROPRIATED TO
45 THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE 2023-24 STATE FISCAL YEAR FOR THE SAME
46 PURPOSE.".
47
48 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
49

House Journal, April 27
1 HB22-1394 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
2 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
3 recommendation:
4
5 Amend printed bill, page 6, after line 6 insert:
6
7 "SECTION 3. Appropriation. (1) For the 2022-23 state fiscal
8 year, $5,000,000 is appropriated to the department of labor and
9 employment for use by the division of employment and training. This
10 appropriation is from the just transition cash fund created in section 8-83-
11 504 (1), C.R.S. To implement this act, the department may use this
12 appropriation for just transition plan implementation/coal transition
13 community assistance as specified in section 8-83-504 (4), C.R.S. Any
14 money appropriated in this section not expended prior to July 1, 2023, is
15 further appropriated to the department through the 2025-26 state fiscal
16 year for the same purpose.
17 (2) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $10,000,000 is appropriated
18 to the department of labor and employment for use by the division of
19 employment and training. This appropriation is from the coal transition
20 workforce assistance program account of the just transition cash fund
21 created in section 8-83-504.5 (1). To implement this act, the department
22 may use this appropriation for coal transition worker assistance as
23 specified in section 8-83-504.5, C.R.S. Any money appropriated in this
24 section not expended prior to July 1, 2023, is further appropriated to the
25 department through the 2026-27 state fiscal year for the same purpose.".
26
27 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
28
29 Page 1, line 102, strike "TRANSITIONS." and substitute "TRANSITIONS,
30 AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
31
32

House Journal, April 27
33 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 27, 2022, and
34 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
35 April 27, 2022.
36
37 Amendment No. 2, Transportation & Local Government Report, dated
38 April 26, 2022, and placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in
39 House Journal, April 26, 2022.
40
41 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
42 Reading and Final Passage.
43

Senate Journal, May 4
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB22-1394 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation.
Amend reengrossed bill, page 8, line 11 , strike "Any".

Page 8, strike lines 12 through 14.

Page 8, line 21, strike "Any money appropriated in this".

Page 8, strike lines 22 and 23.


Appro-
priations



HB22-1407 Veterans Audit Higher Education Courses 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act requires an institution of higher education that has a program or policy that permits a person to audit courses for no credit to permit a veteran to audit courses, subject to any other requirements of the program or policy. An institution may set and collect a fee of no more than $10 per course audited by a veteran for up to three courses per academic semester. The institution may permit a veteran to audit additional courses for a different fee. The general assembly encourages each institution that does not have an existing audit program or policy to permit veterans to audit courses for no credit. A veteran auditing a course is not an eligible student for the purposes of receiving a college opportunity fund stipend.


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

Status: 4/26/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
4/28/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor 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 - No Amendments
5/2/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/5/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar 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
5/20/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/20/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/27/2022 Signed by Governor
5/27/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, April 28
37 HB22-1407 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
38 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
39 recommendation:
40
41 Amend printed bill, page 2, strike lines 19 through 25 and substitute:
42
43 "(2) AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION THAT HAS A
44 PROGRAM OR POLICY THAT PERMITS A PERSON TO AUDIT A COURSE
45 OFFERED BY THE INSTITUTION FOR NO CREDIT SHALL, AS PART OF THE
46 INSTITUTION'S PROGRAM OR POLICY, PERMIT A VETERAN TO AUDIT A
47 COURSE FOR NO CREDIT, SUBJECT TO ANY OTHER REQUIREMENTS OF THE
48 PROGRAM OR POLICY. THE INSTITUTION MAY SET AND COLLECT A FEE OF
49 NO MORE THAN TEN DOLLARS PER COURSE AUDITED BY A VETERAN.
50 (3) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ENCOURAGES EACH INSTITUTION
51 THAT DOES NOT HAVE A PROGRAM OR POLICY THAT PERMITS A PERSON TO
52 AUDIT A COURSE OFFERED BY THE INSTITUTION FOR NO CREDIT TO PERMIT
53 A VETERAN TO AUDIT A COURSE FOR NO CREDIT. AN INSTITUTION THAT
54 PERMITS A VETERAN TO AUDIT A COURSE SHALL NOT COLLECT A FEE OF
55 MORE THAN TEN DOLLARS PER COURSE.".
56
1 Page 3, strike lines 1 through 5.
2
3 Page 3, after line 5, insert:
4
5 "(4) AN INSTITUTION THAT PERMITS A VETERAN TO AUDIT A
6 COURSE FOR NO CREDIT IS NOT REQUIRED TO PERMIT A VETERAN TO AUDIT
7 MORE THAN THREE COURSES IN EACH ACADEMIC SEMESTER FOR THE FEE
8 OF UP TO TEN DOLLARS PER COURSE. AN INSTITUTION MAY PERMIT A
9 VETERAN TO AUDIT ADDITIONAL COURSES FOR A FEE IN A DIFFERENT
10 AMOUNT SET BY THE INSTITUTION.".
11
12 Renumber succeeding subsection accordingly.
13
14

House Journal, April 29
51 Amendment No. 1, Business Affairs & Labor Report, dated April 28,
52 2022, and placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House
53 Journal, April 28, 2022.
54
55 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
56 Reading and Final Passage.



SB22-003 Community College Nursing Bachelor Degree Eligibility 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act permits community colleges to offer a bachelor of science degree in nursing to students who have or are pursuing a practical nursing certificate.


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

Status: 1/12/2022 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
2/14/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/14/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/17/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/22/2022 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/23/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/25/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/30/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/1/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/1/2022 Sent to the Governor
4/7/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

SB22-008 Higher Education Support For Foster Youth 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act requires all public higher education institutions (institutions) in Colorado to provide to Colorado resident students who have been in foster care or, following an adjudication as neglected or dependent, in noncertified kinship care in Colorado at any time on or after reaching the age of 13 (qualifying students), financial assistance for the remaining balance of the student's total cost of attendance in excess of the amount of any private, state, or federal financial assistance received by the student (remaining balance financial assistance). Subject to available appropriations, the act requires the Colorado commission on higher education to provide to an institution money to cover 50 percent of the remaining balance financial assistance provided by the institution to qualifying students. The institutions are required to designate an employee to serve as a liaison to qualifying and prospective qualifying students.

The act requires the department of higher education to designate four full-time equivalent employees as foster care student navigators to provide guidance to prospective qualifying students with selecting institutions and programs and to assist students with completing an institution's application for admission, the free application for federal student aid, and, if eligible, the application for a Chafee ETV grant.

School district and state charter school institute child welfare education liaisons are required to provide students in out-of-home placement with information and assistance regarding remaining balance financial assistance for qualifying students.

The act appropriates $2,610,575 from the general fund to the department of higher education for aid for foster students.


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

Status: 1/12/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/3/2022 Senate Committee on Education 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 Education
4/14/2022 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/26/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/27/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/29/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/2/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/4/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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
5/26/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 4
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-008 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 2, strike lines 2 through 4 and substitute:
"SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add part 14 to article 3.3
of title 23 as follows:
PART 14
FOSTER YOUTH FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
23-3.3-1401. Financial aid for students who have been in".

Page 2, line 5, strike "higher education liaison" and substitute "institution
liaisons - regional navigators".

Page 3, line 5, strike "MUST WAIVE ANY" and substitute "SHALL PROVIDE
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO A QUALIFYING STUDENT FOR THE REMAINING
BALANCE OF THE STUDENT'S TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE IN EXCESS OF THE
AMOUNT OF ANY PRIVATE, STATE, OR FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
RECEIVED BY THE STUDENT, REFERRED TO IN THIS SECTION AS "REMAINING
BALANCE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE", DURING THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED
THIRTY-TWO SEMESTER HOURS OR ONE HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT QUARTER
HOURS THAT THE STUDENT IS ENROLLED AT THE INSTITUTION.".

Page 3, strike lines 6 through 12.

Page 3, line 13, strike "A TUITION WAIVER," and substitute "REMAINING
BALANCE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE,".

Page 3, line 23, strike "WAIVER" and substitute " FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE".

Page 4, after line 1, insert:
"(3) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE MONEY TO THE
COMMISSION TO COVER FIFTY PERCENT OF PROVIDING REMAINING BALANCE
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO QUALIFYING STUDENTS. SUBJECT TO AVAILABLE
APPROPRIATIONS, THE COMMISSION SHALL PROVIDE FUNDING TO AN
INSTITUTION EQUAL TO FIFTY PERCENT OF THE REMAINING BALANCE FINANCIAL
ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY THE INSTITUTION.
(4) THE COMMISSION SHALL PROMULGATE RULES NECESSARY FOR THE
ADMINISTRATION OF THIS SECTION.".

Renumber succeeding subsection accordingly.

Page 4, strike lines 6 through 14 and substitute "LIAISON. THE LIAISON SHALL
PROVIDE QUALIFYING STUDENTS AND PROSPECTIVE QUALIFYING STUDENTS
WITH".

Page 4, line 15, strike "TUITION WAIVERS," and substitute "FINANCIAL
ASSISTANCE,".

Page 4, after line 17 insert:

"(b) EACH INSTITUTION SHALL PROVIDE THE FOSTER CARE STUDENT
NAVIGATOR OFFICE DESCRIBED SUBSECTION (4) OF THIS SECTION WITH THE
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE LIAISON.
(6) (a) THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL ESTABLISH THE
FOSTER CARE STUDENT NAVIGATOR OFFICE TO ASSIST PROSPECTIVE QUALIFYING
STUDENTS IN APPLYING FOR AND ENROLLING IN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER
EDUCATION.
(b) THE HEAD OF THE OFFICE IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE FOSTER CARE
STUDENT NAVIGATOR OFFICE. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE COLORADO
COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL APPOINT THE DIRECTOR. THE
DIRECTOR SHALL HIRE STAFF NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE OFFICE'S
RESPONSIBILITIES.
(c) THE DIRECTOR, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSION,
SHALL DIVIDE THE STATE INTO FOUR REGIONS AND ASSIGN A REGIONAL
NAVIGATOR TO EACH REGION. EACH REGIONAL NAVIGATOR SHALL WORK WITH
SCHOOL DISTRICT AND STATE CHARTER SCHOOL INSTITUTE CHILD WELFARE
EDUCATION LIAISONS, DESCRIBED IN SECTION 22-32-138 (2), WITHIN THE
NAVIGATOR'S REGION TO IDENTIFY PROSPECTIVE QUALIFYING STUDENTS. THE
NAVIGATOR SHALL PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO PROSPECTIVE QUALIFYING STUDENTS
WITH SELECTING INSTITUTIONS AND PROGRAMS IN WHICH THE STUDENT MAY
WANT TO ENROLL. THE NAVIGATOR SHALL, AT THE REQUEST OF A STUDENT,
ASSIST THE STUDENT WITH COMPLETING AN INSTITUTION'S APPLICATION FOR
ADMISSION, THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID, AND, IF
ELIGIBLE, THE APPLICATION FOR A CHAFEE ETV GRANT.".
Page 5, strike lines 16 and 17 and substitute: "INFORMATION ABOUT THE
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DESCRIBED IN SECTION 23-3.3-1401.".


Judiciary


Senate Journal, March 18
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-008 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.
Amend the Senate Education Committee report dated February 3, 2022, page
3, after line 2 insert:

"Page 5, after line 17 insert:

"SECTION 3. Appropriation. For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
$2,702,512 is appropriated to the department of higher education. This
appropriation is from the general fund and is based on an assumption that the
department will require an additional 4.6 FTE. To implement this act, the
department may use this appropriation for the state aid for foster students
program.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 1, line 102, strike "PLACEMENT." and substitute "PLACEMENT, AND, IN
CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".".


Appro-
priations


House Journal, April 18
45 SB22-008 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
46 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
47 recommendation:
48
49 Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, line 7, strike "regional".
50
51 Page 2, after line 13 insert:
52 "(b) "COST OF ATTENDANCE" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS SET
53 FORTH IN SECTION 23-3.3-1002.".
54
55 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
1 Page 4, line 24, strike "NAVIGATOR OFFICE" and substitute
2 "NAVIGATORS".
3
4 Page 4, line 24, strike "SUBSECTION (4)" and substitute "IN SUBSECTION
5 (6)".
6
7 Page 4, strike lines 26 and 27 and substitute:
8
9 "(6) THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL DESIGNATE
10 FOUR FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT EMPLOYEES AS FOSTER CARE STUDENT
11 NAVIGATORS TO ASSIST PROSPECTIVE".
12
13 Page 5, strike lines 2 through 10 and substitute "OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
14 THE NAVIGATORS SHALL WORK".
15
16 Page 5, line 13, strike "WITHIN THE NAVIGATOR'S REGION".
17
18 Page 5, line 14, strike "THE" and substitute "A".
19
20 Page 5, line 16, strike "THE" and substitute "A".
21
22

House Journal, April 26
44 SB22-008 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
45 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
46 recommendation:
47
48 Amend reengrossed bill, page 6, line 22, strike "$2,702,512" and
49 substitute "$2,610,575".
50
51 Page 6, line 24, strike "4.6" and substitute "3.7".
52
53

House Journal, April 26
30 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 26, 2022, and
31 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
32 April 26, 2022.
33
34 Amendment No. 2, Education Report, dated April 14, 2022, and placed
35 in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 18,
36 2022.
37
38 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
39 Reading and Final Passage.
40



SB22-039 Funding For Educational Opportunities 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The bill requires the state treasurer to transfer $723 million from the general fund to the state education fund for the 2022-23 budget year.

The bill repeals the budget stabilization factor starting in the 2023-24 budget year, and for each budget year thereafter.

The bill creates the Hope Scholarship Program (program) in the department of education (department). The purpose of the program is to meet the educational needs of every eligible student by assisting with certain education expenses. The bill requires:

  • The department to contract with an entity that will administer the program (administering entity);
  • The department to transfer to the administering entity an amount equal to 125% of the prior budget year's average state share of per pupil revenues for an eligible student who receives a scholarship;
  • The department to prorate the amount transferred to the administering entity based on the amount of time remaining in the budget year, and deduct the amount transferred from the amount that the department distributes to the eligible student's school district of residence for the budget year in which an account is created, subject to limitations;
  • The parent of an eligible student to apply to the administering entity for a scholarship;
  • A parent of an eligible student to only spend scholarship money on defined eligible expenses; and
  • The administering entity to oversee the program and perform an audit to ensure scholarship money is spent on defined eligible expenses.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/14/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/24/2022 Senate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

SB22-045 Modifications To Colorado Public Benefit Corporation Act 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act modifies the "Public Benefit Corporation Act of Colorado" as follows:

  • Eliminates the requirement for approval of two-thirds of the outstanding shares to convert an existing corporation to a public benefit corporation (PBC) or an existing PBC into a non-PBC, thereby defaulting to the majority vote requirement applicable to other corporate conversions;
  • Eliminates the application of appraisal rights for shareholders objecting to the conversion of a non-PBC to a PBC;
  • Clarifies that a director's ownership of stock in a PBC does not inherently create a conflict of interest and specifies that, absent a conflict of interest, a director does not act in bad faith and does not breach a duty of loyalty if the director, in directing the business of the PBC, fails to satisfy a requirement to balance shareholder pecuniary interests, the best interests of those materially affected by the action, and the specific public benefit of the PBC; and
  • Clarifies the requirements for actions to enforce the requirements imposed on directors to balance the interests of shareholders, those materially affected by the corporate action, and the public benefit of the PBC.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 1/18/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
2/9/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended 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 Business Affairs & Labor
3/2/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/4/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
3/7/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/9/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/11/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/11/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/17/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

SB22-050 Work Opportunities For Offenders In Department Of Corrections 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act clarifies the opportunities available to inmates imprisoned by the department of corrections (department). The act clarifies that the rehabilitation and work opportunities available to inmates are to promote the person's successful rehabilitation, reentry, and reintegration into the community. The act clarifies a distinction between external programs, which occur in partnership with employers outside of department facilities, and internal programs, which occur inside a department facility and may be in partnership with employers outside of department facilities. The act amends inmate compensation and permissible deductions from an inmate's account.


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

Status: 1/18/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/16/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/22/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/23/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/23/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/9/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/12/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/14/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/15/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/21/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/23/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/23/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/30/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 17
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-050 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar.
Amend printed bill, page 2, strike lines 2 through 8.

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 2, line 15, strike "inmates OFFENDERS" and substitute "inmates".

Page 3, line 8, strike "Offender" and substitute "Inmate".

Page 3, line 9, strike "inmate OFFENDER" and substitute "inmate".

Page 3, line 10, strike "such inmate's THE OFFENDER'S" and substitute "such THE
inmate's".

Page 3, line 12, strike "OFFENDER'S" and substitute "INMATE'S".

Page 3, line 13, strike "OFFENDERS" and substitute "INMATES".

Page 3, line 20, strike "offenders" and substitute "offenders INMATES".

Page 4, line 2, strike "OFFENDERS'" and substitute "INMATES'".

Page 5, lines 14 and 15, strike "(1)(p), (1)(r), and (1)(t);" and substitute "(1)(p),
and (1)(r);".

Page 7, strike lines 5 through 7.

Page 7, line 12, strike "OFFENDERS" and substitute "INMATES".

Page 7, line 22, strike "offenders." and substitute "offenders INMATES.".
Page 8, line 10, strike "offenders" and substitute "inmates".

Page 8, strike line 12 and substitute "offender INMATE work assignments within
the division. Each such offender INMATE work".

Page 8, line 14, strike "offender, and" and substitute "offender, and INMATE,".

Page 8, line 15, strike "offender" and substitute "offender INMATE".

Page 8, line 17, strike "OFFENDER." and substitute "INMATE.".

Page 8, line 19, strike "offenders" and substitute "offenders INMATES".

Page 9, line 3, strike "OFFENDER" and substitute "INMATE".

Page 9, line 4, strike "OFFENDER" and substitute "INMATE".

Page 9, line 13, strike "offenders" and substitute "offenders INMATES".

Page 9, line 15, strike "offenders shall" and substitute "offenders shall
INMATES".

Page 9, line 16, strike "offenders." and substitute "offenders INMATES.".

Page 9, line 19, strike "offenders" and substitute "inmates".

Page 9, line 26, strike "OFFENDERS" and substitute "INMATES".

Page 10, line 11, strike "inmate OFFENDER" and substitute "inmate".

Page 10, line 20, strike "OFFENDER." and substitute "INMATE.".

Page 10, line 21, strike "inmate OFFENDER" and substitute "inmate".

Page 10, line 27, strike "OFFENDER'S" and substitute "INMATE'S".

Page 11, line 5, strike "Compensation of" and substitute "Compensation of
RESTITUTION FOR".

Page 11, line 6, strike "inmate OFFENDER" and substitute "inmate".

Page 11, lines 16 and 17, strike "inmate's OFFENDER'S" and substitute
"inmate's".

Page 11, line 23, strike "OFFENDER'S" and substitute "INMATE'S".

Page 11, line 24, strike "inmate OFFENDER" and substitute "inmate".

Page 12, lines 1 and 2, strike "inmate OFFENDER" and substitute "inmate".

Page 12, line 4, strike "OFFENDER'S" and substitute "INMATE'S".

Page 12, lines 5 and 6, strike "such inmate THE OFFENDER," and substitute "such
THE inmate,".

Page 12, lines 7 and 8, strike "inmate's OFFENDER'S" and substitute "inmate's".

Page 12, line 18, strike "OFFENDER" and substitute "INMATE".

Page 12, line 19, strike "OFFENDER until the prisoner OFFENDER" and substitute
"INMATE until the prisoner INMATE".

Page 12, line 20, strike "OFFENDER" and substitute "INMATE".

Page 13, line 4, strike "OFFENDER" and substitute "INMATE".

Page 13, line 7, strike "inmates, both male and female, OFFENDERS" and
substitute "inmates both male and female,".

Page 13, line 10, strike "inmates OFFENDERS," and substitute "inmates,".

Page 13, line 17, strike "OFFENDERS" and substitute "INMATES".

Page 13, line 26, strike "portion, (1)(a), (1)(d), (1)(e), (1)(f), (1)(g)," and
substitute "portion".

Page 14, line 5, strike "inmates OFFENDERS." and substitute "inmates.".

Page 14, line 6, strike "inmates OFFENDERS," and substitute "inmates,".

Page 14, line 7, strike "inmates OFFENDERS," and substitute "inmates,".

Page 14, line 8, strike "inmates OFFENDERS" and substitute "inmates".

Page 14, line 10, strike "inmates OFFENDERS" and substitute "inmates".

Page 14, strike lines 20 through 27.

Page 15, strike lines 1 through 10.

Page 15, line 11, strike "inmates be OFFENDERS" and substitute "inmates be".


House Journal, March 11
17 Amendment No. 1, by Representative Soper.
18
19 Amend reengrossed bill, page 11, strike lines 15 and 16 "(c) Payment of
20 incidental expenses of the inmate while the inmate is still in custody." and
21 substitute:
22
23 "(c) Payment of incidental PERSONAL expenses of the inmate
24 while the inmate is still in custody AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE
25 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.".
26
27 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
28 Reading and Final Passage.
29



SB22-066 Restore Unemployment Insurance Fund Balance 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The bill:

  • Requires the state treasurer to transfer $1.1 billion from the general fund to the unemployment compensation fund (fund) to restore the balance of the fund to the fund's pre-pandemic level; and
  • Requires the director of the division of unemployment insurance to repay the federal government for $1.014 billion of advances received from the federal government in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/19/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/3/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

SB22-077 Interstate Licensed Professional Counselor Compact 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 11 2022
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(27) in house calendar.
Summary:

The act enacts the "Interstate Licensed Professional Counselors Compact", which, once effective, will allow licensed professional counselors in any state that has joined the compact (member state) to provide:

  • Licensed professional counselor services in each member state under a privilege to practice; and
  • Telehealth services in each member state under a privilege to practice.

The act authorizes the state board of licensed professional counselor examiners (board) to promulgate rules and to facilitate Colorado's participation in the compact, including notification to the Counseling Compact Commission (commission) established by the compact of any adverse action taken by the board against a Colorado licensed professional counselor. The commission includes a delegate from each member state and has the powers and duties set forth in the act. The compact becomes effective on the date the compact is enacted in the tenth member state.

The act appropriates $104,538 to the department of regulatory agencies from the division of professions and occupations cash fund for use by the division of professions and occupations to implement the act.


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

Status: 1/19/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/7/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance
2/16/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/4/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/4/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/7/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/7/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
3/18/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Finance
3/31/2022 House Committee on Finance 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 - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/10/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/11/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/25/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/25/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/8/2022 Signed by Governor
6/8/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

SB22-088 Tuition Assistance For Building Trade Certificates 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

Under current law, there is a tuition assistance program (program) for students enrolled in career and technical education certificate programs at certain state institutions. The commission on higher education establishes policies and procedures for the program. The bill requires the policies and procedures to give some preference to students enrolled in building and construction trade certificate programs. The bill also requires the general assembly to annually appropriate $650,000 for the program.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/20/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/16/2022 Senate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

SB22-099 Sealing Criminal Records 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act requires a consumer reporting agency to exclude sealed and expunged records from a consumer report, unless the user of the report demonstrates that the user is otherwise required to consider the information pursuant to law.

Currently, there is a process that allows for automatic sealing of criminal justice records for certain drug offenses. The act extends automatic sealing to all offenses, including civil infractions, that allow a defendant to petition the court for sealing criminal justice records that are not subject to the victims rights act. The act streamlines the automatic record sealing process. The act allows a district attorney to object to the automatic sealing of a felony offense that is not a drug felony and, if the defendant requests a hearing in that case, the court shall schedule a hearing to determine whether to seal the records. The act requires the state court administrator to produce an annual report regarding automatic record sealing. During the 2023 and 2024 legislative sessions, the judicial department shall report on the progress of its implementation of the automatic sealing created by the act, including as part of the department's SMART act hearing.

The act requires district attorneys, in the completion of diversion prior to charges being filed, to seal diversion records without a court order.

The act provides that a defendant's and a district attorney's access to sealed records do not require a court order. The act provides the conditions that must be met for a researcher to access sealed records without a court order.

The act allows a record to be sealed if a defendant owes fines, court fees, late fees, or other court-ordered fees.

The act requires the Colorado bureau of investigation to produce an annual report regarding record sealing.

The act makes clarifying and organizational changes to the record sealing statutes.

The act appropriates $725,145 from the general fund to the judicial department to implement the act.


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

Status: 2/1/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/24/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/19/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/20/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/20/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/26/2022 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
5/10/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/11/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/31/2022 Governor Signed
6/1/2022 Signed by Governor
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 25
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-099 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 2, strike lines 2 through 14.

Page 3, strike lines 1 through 17 and substitute:
"SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend 5-18-105 as
follows:
5-18-105. Consumer reports - accuracy of information. Whenever
a consumer reporting agency prepares a consumer report, the agency shall
follow reasonable procedures to assure maximum possible accuracy of the
information concerning the consumer about whom the report relates, including
the use of the consumer's social security number if, in accordance with section
5-18-104 (1)(c)(I), the consumer's social security number is provided to the
consumer reporting agency by a person intending to use the information
contained in a consumer report in connection with a credit transaction involving
the consumer and the social security number was initially provided to the user
by the consumer in connection with that transaction. A CONSUMER REPORTING
AGENCY'S DUTY OF ACCURACY PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION INCLUDES THE
ACCURACY OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE RECORDS, AND THE CONSUMER REPORT
AGENCY SHALL EXCLUDE SEALED AND EXPUNGED RECORDS FROM A CONSUMER
REPORT, UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE SUCH INFORMATION UNDER
STATE OR FEDERAL STATUTE, RULES, OR REGULATIONS.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 3, lines 24 and 25, strike "RECORDS OF CHARGES OR INDICTMENTS
PENDING TRIAL, SEALED" and substitute "SEALED".

Page 4, line 11, after "amend" insert "(1)(b),".

Page 4, line 19, strike "CONVICTION" and substitute "JUDGMENT".

Page 5, after line 1 insert:

"(b) The state court administrator shall use the state conviction database
and the conviction databases of entities that do not report convictions to the
state database to compile the list. The state court administrator shall compile the
list based on a name-based review with sufficient points of reference for
identification validation as determined by the state court administrator. The
state court administrator must only include convictions on the list if sufficient
points of validation, as determined by the state court administrator, are present.
THE STATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY CASE IN WHICH
THERE IS NO FINAL DISPOSITION ON ALL CHARGES IN THE CASE. THE STATE
COURT ADMINISTRATOR SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY JUDGMENTS FOR WHICH THE
DEFENDANT HAS AN INTERVENING JUDGMENT DURING THE FOUR-YEAR WAITING
PERIOD IF THE JUDGEMENT IS FOR A CIVIL INFRACTION AND SHALL NOT INCLUDE
ANY CONVICTIONS FOR WHICH THE DEFENDANT HAS AN INTERVENING
CONVICTION DURING THE SEVEN-YEAR WAITING PERIOD IF THE CONVICTION IS
FOR A PETTY OFFENSE OR MISDEMEANOR OR DURING THE TEN-YEAR WAITING
PERIOD IF THE CONVICTION IS FOR A FELONY. The state court administrator shall
sort the list by judicial district of conviction.".

Page 5, line 3, strike "the list" and substitute "the A list OF DRUG CONVICTIONS,
MISDEMEANORS, AND PETTY OFFENSES THAT ARE ELIGIBLE".

Page 5, line 9, after the period add "THE STATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR SHALL
INCLUDE THE ELIGIBLE FELONY CONVICTIONS NOT FOUND IN ARTICLE 18 OF
TITLE 18 PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (1)(a.5) OF THIS SECTION BEGINNING ON
JULY 1, 2025.".

Page 5, lines 11 and 12, strike "the Colorado bureau of investigation." and
substitute "the Colorado bureau of investigation EACH DISTRICT ATTORNEY,
EXCEPT FOR CIVIL INFRACTIONS. THE STATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR SHALL
SEND THE LIST OF CIVIL INFRACTIONS TO BE SEALED WITH THE FINAL LIST
PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (3)(b) OF THIS SECTION TO THE CHIEF JUDGE FOR
EACH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.".

Page 5, line 12, strike "The Colorado bureau of investigation shall compare the
list" and substitute "The Colorado bureau of investigation shall compare the
list".

Page 5, strike lines 13 through 27 and substitute:
"with criminal history reports. The Colorado bureau of investigation shall
complete the comparison based on a fingerprint-based review with sufficient
points of reference for identification validation as determined by the Colorado
bureau of investigation. The Colorado bureau of investigation shall remove any
convictions from the list from the state court administrator in which sufficient
identification validation cannot be made by the Colorado bureau of
investigation and any convictions for which the defendant has an intervening
conviction during the seven-year waiting period if the conviction is for a petty
offense or misdemeanor, or during the ten-year waiting period if the conviction
is for a felony. The Colorado bureau of investigation shall forward each
amended list to each district attorney.".

Page 6, strike line 1.

Page 6, line 2, strike "(3) (a)" and substitute "(3) (a) (I)".

Page 6, lines 2 and 3, strike "Colorado bureau of investigation," and substitute
"Colorado bureau of investigation STATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR,".

Page 6, line 3, strike "district attorney" and substitute insert "ELECTED district
attorney, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE,".

Page 6, strike lines 5 through 17 and substitute "CONVICTION ON THE LIST FOR
CIRCUMSTANCES in which a condition of THE plea was that the defendant agreed
to not have the conviction record sealed, and convictions in which the defendant
has a pending criminal charge, AN INTERVENING CONVICTION, OR CONVICTIONS
THAT ARE INELIGIBLE FOR SEALING. Each district attorney shall send its
amended list to the state court administrator. The state court administrator shall
compile each of the lists into one final list and sort the convictions by judicial
district.
(II) FOR A FELONY CONVICTION FOR AN OFFENSE NOT IN ARTICLE 18 OF
TITLE 18, IN ADDITION TO THE OBJECTIONS IN SUBSECTION (3)(a)(I) OF THIS
SECTION, EACH DISTRICT ATTORNEY MAY, WITHIN FORTY-FIVE DAYS, OBJECT
WHEN THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAS A REASONABLE BELIEF, GROUNDED IN
SUPPORTING FACTS, THAT THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND PUBLIC SAFETY IN
RETAINING PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE CURRENT RECORD OR CASE OUTWEIGHS THE
PRIVACY INTEREST OF, OR ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES TO, THE DEFENDANT.
(III) EACH DISTRICT ATTORNEY SHALL FILE A NOTICE WITH THE COURT
IN THE CRIMINAL CASE THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF THE RECORD WITHOUT THE NEED
FOR ADDITIONAL SERVICE ON ANY PARTY, NOTING THE BASIS OF THE OBJECTION.
(IV) FOR OBJECTIONS PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (3)(a)(II) OF THIS
SECTION, THE NOTICE MUST EXPLAIN THE BASIS FOR THE OBJECTION AND
INCLUDE ANY AVAILABLE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS. IN SUCH CASES, THE COURT
SHALL SERVE NOTICE ON THE DEFENDANT AT THE DEFENDANT'S LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS AND EXPLAIN IN PLAIN LANGUAGE THAT THE DEFENDANT MAY
REQUEST A HEARING ON THE MATTER. IF THE DEFENDANT REQUESTS A HEARING,
THE COURT SHALL PROCEED PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-72-706.
(V) THE STATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR SHALL REMOVE THE
CONVICTIONS OBJECTED TO BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS FROM THE LIST, IF
ANY, AND THEN COMPILE EACH OF THE LISTS INTO ONE FINAL LIST AND SORT THE
CONVICTIONS BY JUDICIAL DISTRICT. ALL CONVICTIONS FROM THE INITIAL LISTS
SHALL BE INCLUDED UNLESS OBJECTED TO WITHIN THE FORTY-FIVE-DAY PERIOD
AS INELIGIBLE UNDER SUBSECTION (3)(a)(I), (3)(a)(II), or (3)(a)(III) OF THIS
SECTION."."

Page 6, line 19, strike "subsection (3)(a)" and substitute "subsection (3)(a)
SUBSECTION (3)(a)(IV)".

Page 6, lines 24 through 26, strike "investigation, the law enforcement agency
that investigated the case, and the district attorney's office that prosecuted the
case" and substitute "investigation the law enforcement agency that investigated
the case, and the district attorney's office that prosecuted the case WITHIN THE
DISTRICT COURT'S JUDICIAL DISTRICT".

Page 6, line 26, strike "those entities." and substitute "those entities THE
COLORADO BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION.".

Page 7, line 13, strike "ETHNICITY" and substitute "SEX".

Page 7, lines 13 and 14, strike "MISDEMEANORS AND FELONIES," and substitute
"BY OFFENSE LEVEL,".

Page 7, lines 14 and 15, strike "RECEIVED FROM THE STATE COURT
ADMINISTRATOR'S OFFICE".

Page 7, strike lines 18 through 26 and substitute:

"(II) THE STATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR SENT TO THE CHIEF JUDGES FOR
EACH JUDICIAL DISTRICT; AND
(III) THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OBJECTED TO DUE TO:
(A) INTERVENING CONVICTIONS;
(B) THE INELIGIBILITY OF THE OFFENSE;
(C) PENDING CHARGES;
(D) PLEA AGREEMENTS WAIVING THE RIGHT TO RECORD SEALING; AND
(E) OBJECTIONS PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (3)(a)(II) OF THIS SECTION.".

Page 8, line 3, strike "(10)(c)" and substitute "(10)(c); and add (10)(f)".

Page 8, after line 10 insert:

"(f) (I) UPON COMPLETION OF DIVERSION IN A CASE MANAGED BY A
DISTRICT ATTORNEY DIVERSION PROGRAM PRIOR TO CHARGES BEING FILED, THE
DISTRICT ATTORNEY SHALL SEAL THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S DIVERSION RECORD
WITHOUT A COURT ORDER. THIS SUBSECTION (10)(f) DOES NOT APPLY TO CASES
WITH OFFENSES LISTED IN SECTION 24-4.1-302 (1).
(II) THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SHALL NOTIFY THE COLORADO BUREAU
OF INVESTIGATION AND THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY THAT HAD CONTACT
WITH THE INDIVIDUAL THAT DIVERSION IS COMPLETE AND THE CRIMINAL
JUSTICE RECORDS ARE SEALED. ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY THAT
RECEIVES A NOTICE SHALL ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF THE NOTICE. THE
COLORADO BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY,
DIVERSION PROVIDER, AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY SHALL TREAT THE RECORDS AS
SEALED WITHIN THIRTY-FIVE DAYS AFTER THE COMPLETION OF DIVERSION, AND
ALL PROVISIONS OF SECTION 24-72-703 SHALL APPLY TO THOSE RECORDS.".

Page 13, line 6, after "(2)(b)," insert "(2)(c)," and strike "repeal (2)(c);".

Page 13, line 7, strike "(2)(a)(VII), (2)(d)(IV), and (13)" and substitute
"(2)(a)(VII), (2)(a)(VIII), and (2)(d)(IV)".

Page 13, line 11, after "criminal" insert "JUSTICE" and after the period add
"SUBSECTIONS (2), (4), (5), (6), (7), AND (12) OF THIS SECTION APPLY TO THE
AUTOMATIC SEALING OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE RECORDS PURSUANT TO SECTION
13-3-117.".

Page 13, line 15, strike "or party" and substitute "or party,".

Page 13, line 16, after "STATUTE" insert "OR RULES OR REGULATIONS".

Page 13, line 17, after "OF" insert "A PROSECUTOR".

Page 13, line 21, after "72" insert "AND SECTION 13-3-117".

Page 13, line 26, strike "RESTITUTION,".

Page 14, line 5, after "72" insert "AND SECTION 13-3-117".

Page 14, after line 16 insert:
"(VIII) A PROSECUTING ATTORNEY'S ACCESS TO RECORDS PURSUANT TO
THIS SUBSECTION (2) DOES NOT REQUIRE A COURT ORDER.
(IV) SEALED COURT RECORDS ARE OPEN TO INSPECTION WITHOUT
COURT ORDER TO ANY PERSON OR AGENCY FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES IF ALL OF
THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET:
(A) THE PERSON OR AGENCY CONDUCTING THE RESEARCH IS EMPLOYED
BY THE STATE OF COLORADO OR IS UNDER CONTRACT WITH THE STATE OF
COLORADO OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL SUBDIVISION AND IS AUTHORIZED BY
THE STATE OR SUBDIVISION TO CONDUCT THE RESEARCH;
(B) THE PERSON OR AGENCY CONDUCTING THE RESEARCH ENSURES
THAT ALL DOCUMENTS CONTAINING IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ARE
MAINTAINED IN SECURE LOCATIONS AND ACCESS TO SUCH DOCUMENTS BY
UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS IS PROHIBITED, THAT NO IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
IS INCLUDED IN DOCUMENTS GENERATED FROM THE RESEARCH CONDUCTED,
AND THAT ALL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION IS DELETED FROM DOCUMENTS USED
IN THE RESEARCH WHEN THE RESEARCH IS COMPLETED;
(C) THE PERSON OR AGENCY ONLY RELEASES ANY DATA IN AGGREGATE
FORM;
(D) IF APPLICABLE, WHEN PUBLICLY REPORTING DE-IDENTIFIED
AGGREGATE INFORMATION ABOUT CRIMINAL JUSTICE ISSUES, THE INFORMATION
WOULD BE INACCURATE WITHOUT THE INCLUSION OF SEALED RECORD
INFORMATION;
(E) IF APPLICABLE, WHEN THE PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH CANNOT BE
ACCOMPLISHED WITHOUT THE INCLUSION OF DE-IDENTIFIED SEALED RECORD
INFORMATION; AND
(F) IF APPLICABLE, WHEN THE PERSON OR AGENCY CONDUCTING THE
RESEARCH IS ALSO CONDUCTING DATA MAINTENANCE OR DATA LINKAGE ON
BEHALF OF A CUSTODIAN OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE RECORDS AND REQUIRES ACCESS
TO IDENTIFIED SEALED RECORD INFORMATION.".

Page 14, line 21, strike "A QUERY" and substitute "AN INQUIRY".

Page 15, line 1, after the period add "THE PERSON WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF THE
RECORDS AND THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY MAY INSPECT THE RECORDS
INCLUDED IN AN ORDER SEALING CRIMINAL RECORDS WITHOUT A COURT ORDER
AND ONLY FOR THE PURPOSES PERMITTED BY LAW.".

Page 15, strike lines 13 through 26.

Page 16, line 23, before "NEITHER" insert "restitution,".

Page 16, line 25, strike "restitution,".
Page 17, strike lines 2 through 4.

Page 17, line 6, strike "(2)(b)(I)(B); repeal" and substitute "(2)(b)(I)(B) and".

Page 17, line 11, after the period add "THE PERSON WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF THE
RECORDS AND THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY MAY INSPECT THE RECORDS
INCLUDED IN AN ORDER SEALING CRIMINAL RECORDS WITHOUT A COURT ORDER
AND ONLY FOR THE PURPOSES PERMITTED BY LAW.".

Page 17, line 22, after "REPORT" insert "THE NUMBER OF ARREST RECORDS
SEALED".

Page 17, line 26, strike "ETHNICITY" and substitute "SEX" and strike "FOR
MISDEMEANORS AND FELONIES:" and substitute "BY OFFENSE LEVEL.".

Page 17, strike line 27.

Page 18, strike lines 1 through 5.

Page 18, line 9, strike "(2)" and substitute "(2); and add (1)(a.5)".

Page 18, line 12, strike "MOTION AND AT THE TIME OF DISPOSITION," and
substitute "MOTION,".

Page 18, after line 13 insert:
"(a.5) THE COURT SHALL NOT REQUIRE A WRITTEN MOTION OR ANY
OTHER WRITTEN PLEADINGS FOR SEALING PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. THE
COURT SHALL ENTER AN ORDER SEALING RECORDS PURSUANT TO THIS
SUBSECTION (1) AT THE TIME OF DISPOSITION AND SHALL SERVE THE SEALING
ORDER PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-72-703(8) NO LATER THAN TWENTY-EIGHT
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF DISPOSITION.".

Page 19, line 26, after "(1)(b)(I)," insert "(1)(e)," and strike "(1)(e) and".

Page 19, line 27, strike "and (1)(b)(III.5)" and substitute "(1)(b)(III.5), and
(1)(i)".

Page 20, line 11, strike "AND" and substitute "OR".

Page 21, strike lines 2 through 6 and substitute:

"(e) Conviction records may not be sealed if the defendant still owes
restitution, fines, court costs, late fees, or other fees ordered by the court in the
case that is the subject of the motion to seal conviction records, unless the court
that entered the order for restitution fines, court costs, late fees, or other fees
vacated the order.".

Page 22, after line 1 insert:
"(i) THE COURT SHALL DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY OF A DRUG OFFENSE
COMMITTED ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2013, BY THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE
OFFENSE AT THE TIME OF CONSIDERING THE RECORD SEALING.".

Page 22, strike lines 24 and 25 and substitute:
"SECTION 15. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend 24-72-708 as
follows:".

Strike page 23.

Page 24, strike lines 1 through 7 and substitute:

"records. (a) (I) A defendant may file a motion IN THE CRIMINAL CASE in which
any conviction records pertaining to the defendant for a municipal violation are
located for the sealing of the conviction records WITHIN THE TIME FRAMES
DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (1)(a)(II) OF THIS SECTION, except basic
identification information, if:
(A) The motion is filed three or more years after the date of the final
disposition of all criminal proceedings against the defendant or the release of
the defendant from supervision concerning a criminal conviction, whichever is
later; and THE DEFENDANT HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED WITH OR CONVICTED OF A
FELONY, MISDEMEANOR, OR MISDEMEANOR TRAFFIC OFFENSE IN THREE OR MORE
YEARS SINCE THE DATE OF THE FINAL DISPOSITION OF ALL CRIMINAL
PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE DEFENDANT OR THE DATE OF THE DEFENDANT'S
RELEASE FROM SUPERVISION, WHICHEVER IS LATER; OR
(B) The defendant has not been charged or convicted of a felony,
misdemeanor, or misdemeanor traffic offense in the three or more years since
the date of the final disposition of all criminal proceedings against him or her
or the date of the defendant's release from supervision, whichever is later; and
THE DEFENDANT HAS A SINGLE SUBSEQUENT CONVICTION THAT WAS NOT A
FELONY AND DID NOT INVOLVE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
18-6-800.3(1); UNLAWFUL SEXUAL BEHAVIOR, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
16-22-102(9); OR CHILD ABUSE, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 18-6-401.
(C) The conviction records to be sealed are not for a misdemeanor
traffic offense committed either by a holder of a commercial learner's permit or
a commercial driver's license, as defined in section 42-2-402, or by the operator
of a commercial motor vehicle, as defined in section 42-2-402.
(II) (A) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1)(a)(I)(B) of this
section, a defendant may petition the district court of the district in which any
conviction records pertaining to the defendant for a municipal violation, except
a municipal assault or battery offense in which the underlying factual basis
involves domestic violence, as defined in section 18-6-800.3 (1), or any other
municipal violation in which the underlying factual basis involves domestic
violence, as defined in section 18-6-800.3 (1), or petty offense are located for
the sealing of the conviction records, except basic identification information,
if: A MOTION FILED PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (1)(a)(I) OF THIS SECTION MAY
BE FILED THREE YEARS AFTER THE LATER OF THE DATE OF THE FINAL
DISPOSITION OF ALL CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE DEFENDANT OR THE
RELEASE OF THE DEFENDANT FROM SUPERVISION CONCERNING A CRIMINAL
CONVICTION.
(A) The defendant was convicted of a single offense that was not a
felony and did not involve domestic violence as defined in section 18-6-800.3
(1), unlawful sexual behavior as defined in section 16-22-102 (9), or child
abuse as defined in section 18-6-401;
(B) That offense occurred within three years of the date of the final
disposition of all criminal proceedings against him or her related to the
conviction that the defendant is seeking to have sealed or within three years of
the date of the defendant's release from supervision related to the conviction
that the defendant is seeking to have sealed, whichever is later; and A MOTION
FILED PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (1)(a)(II) OF THIS SECTION MAY BE FILED TEN
YEARS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FINAL DISPOSITION OF ALL CRIMINAL
PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE DEFENDANT FOR THE SUBSEQUENT CRIMINAL CASE
OR TEN YEARS AFTER THE DATE OF THE DEFENDANT'S RELEASE FROM
SUPERVISION FOR THE SUBSEQUENT CRIMINAL CASE, WHICHEVER IS LATER. TO
FILE A MOTION PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (1)(A)(II) OF THIS SECTION, THE
DEFENDANT MUST NOT HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY, MISDEMEANOR, OR
MISDEMEANOR TRAFFIC OFFENSE IN TEN OR MORE YEARS SINCE THE DATE OF
THE FINAL DISPOSITION OF ALL CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE
DEFENDANT FOR THE SUBSEQUENT CRIMINAL CASE OR IN THE TEN OR MORE
YEARS SINCE THE DATE OF THE DEFENDANT'S RELEASE FROM SUPERVISION FOR
THE SUBSEQUENT CASE, WHICHEVER IS LATER.
(C) The defendant has not been convicted of a felony, misdemeanor, or
misdemeanor traffic offense in the ten or more years since the date of the final
disposition of all criminal proceedings against him or her for the subsequent
criminal case or in the ten or more years since the date of the defendant's release
from supervision for the subsequent case, whichever is later.
(b) Upon filing the petition MOTION, the defendant shall pay the filing
fee required by law.
(2) (a) Upon the filing of a motion, the court shall review the motion
and determine whether there are grounds pursuant to this section to proceed to
a hearing on the petition MOTION. If the court determines that the motion on its
face is insufficient or if the court determines that, after taking judicial notice of
matters outside the motion, the defendant is not entitled to relief pursuant to this
section, the court shall enter an order denying the motion and mail a copy of the
order to the defendant. The court's order shall specify the reasons for the denial
of the motion.
(b) IF THE PROSECUTOR FILES A WRITTEN OBJECTION, THE COURT SHALL
SET A DATE WITHIN FORTY-TWO DAYS OF THE FILING OF THE MOTION FOR A
HEARING AND THE COURT SHALL NOTIFY THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY, THE
MUNICIPAL POLICE DEPARTMENT OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, AND
ANY OTHER PERSON OR AGENCY IDENTIFIED BY THE DEFENDANT. If the court
determines that the petition MOTION is sufficient on its face and that no other
grounds exist at that time for the court to deny the petition pursuant to this
section MOTION, the court shall set a date for a hearing and the court shall notify
by certified mail the prosecuting attorney, the arresting agency, and any other
person or agency identified by the defendant GRANT THE MOTION.
(3) (c) After the hearing described in subsection (2) SUBSECTION (2)(b)
of this section is conducted and if the court finds that the harm to the privacy
of the defendant or the dangers of unwarranted, adverse consequences to the
defendant outweigh the public interest in retaining public access to the
conviction records, the court may order the conviction records, except basic
identification information, to be sealed. In making this determination, the court
shall, at a minimum, consider the factors in section 24-72-706 (1)(g).".

Page 24, strike line 9 and substitute "(2)(a) and (4)(b) as follows:".

Page 24, line 12, strike "INFRACTION," and substitute "INFRACTION AND NOT AN
OFFENSE OR CIVIL INFRACTION LISTED IN SUBSECTION (5)(a) OF THIS SECTION,".

Page 24, strike lines 18 through 22 and substitute:

"(4) (b) Conviction records may not be sealed if the defendant still owes
restitution, fines, court costs, late fees, or other fees ordered by the court in the
case that is the subject of the petition to seal conviction records, unless the court
that entered the order for restitution fines, court costs, late fees, or other fees has
vacated the order.".


Senate Journal, April 19
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-099 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar.
Amend the Judiciary Committee Report, dated February 24, 2022, page 1, line
6, after "report," insert "INCLUDING REPORTS THAT INCLUDE CRIMINAL JUSTICE
RECORDS,".

Page 1, line 15, strike "A CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCY'S".

Page 1, strike lines 16 through 21 and substitute "A CONSUMER REPORTING
AGENCY SHALL EXCLUDE SEALED AND EXPUNGED RECORDS FROM A CONSUMER
REPORT, UNLESS THE USER OF THE REPORT DEMONSTRATES THAT THE USER IS
OTHERWISE REQUIRED TO CONSIDER THE INFORMATION PURSUANT TO STATE OR
FEDERAL STATUTE, RULE, OR REGULATION.".".

Page 4 of the committee report, strike lines 20 through 28.

Page 8 of the committee report, line 13, strike "ON OR AFTER" and substitute
"BEFORE".

Page 8, strike lines 15 through 34.

Strike page 9 of the committee report.

Page 10 of the committee report, strike lines 1 through 41.

Amend printed bill, page 6, strike lines 18 through 27.

Page 7 of the bill, strike lines 1 and 2 and substitute:

"(b) (I) The district attorney STATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR shall send
the final list compiled pursuant to subsection (3)(a) SUBSECTION (3)(a)(V) of
this section to the chief judge for the judicial district. and The courts of that
judicial district shall enter sealing orders based on the list received WITHIN
FOURTEEN DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF THE AMENDED LIST FROM THE STATE COURT
ADMINISTRATOR.
(II) The district court shall send a copy of the sealing order to the
Colorado bureau of investigation, the law enforcement agency that investigated
the case, and the district attorney's office that prosecuted the case to facilitate
sealing of the records held by those entities THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICES.
The court shall also send a copy to the defendant if the contact information for
the defendant is available and to the state court administrator for purposes of
subsection (3)(c) SUBSECTIONS (3)(b)(III) AND (3)(c) of this section.
(III) THE STATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR SHALL ELECTRONICALLY SEND
ALL ORDERS SEALING RECORDS PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (3)(b) TO THE
COLORADO BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION USING AN INFORMATION-SHARING DATA
TRANSFER TO FACILITATE SEALING OF THE RECORDS HELD BY THE COLORADO
BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION.
(IV) THE DEFENDANT MAY OBTAIN A COPY OF THE SEALING ORDER
PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-72-703 (2)(c) AND SERVE THE SEALING ORDER ON
ANY CUSTODIAN OF THE RECORDS PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-72-703 (8),
INCLUDING THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY THAT INVESTIGATED THE CASE.".

Page 8 of the bill, after line 1 insert:

"(c) DURING THE 2023 AND 2024 LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS, THE JUDICIAL
DEPARTMENT SHALL REPORT ON THE PROGRESS OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION OF
SECTION 13-3-117, INCLUDING THE CREATION OF THE WEBSITE PURSUANT TO
SUBSECTION (3)(c) OF THIS SECTION, AS PART OF THE DEPARTMENT'S "STATE
MEASUREMENT FOR ACCOUNTABLE, RESPONSIVE, AND TRANSPARENT
(SMART) GOVERNMENT ACT" HEARING REQUIRED BY SECTION 2-7-203.".

Page 12 of the bill, line 17, after "add" insert "(2.5),".

Page 12, line 18, strike "(4.5)" and substitute "(4.5),".

Page 12, after line 20 insert:

"(2.5) "CONVICTION" MEANS A CRIMINAL JUDGMENT OF CONVICTION
AND DOES NOT INCLUDE INFRACTIONS THAT CONSTITUTE CIVIL MATTERS.".

Page 22 of the bill, strike lines 24 through 27.

Strike page 23 of the bill.

Page 24 of the bill, strike lines 1 through 7 and substitute:

"SECTION 16. In Colorado Revised Statutes, repeal and reenact,
with amendments, 24-72-708 as follows:
24-72-708. Sealing of criminal conviction records information for
municipal offenses for convictions. (1) Sealing of conviction records. A
DEFENDANT MAY FILE A MOTION IN THE CRIMINAL CASE IN WHICH ANY
CONVICTION RECORDS PERTAINING TO THE DEFENDANT FOR A MUNICIPAL
VIOLATION ARE LOCATED FOR THE SEALING OF THE CONVICTION RECORDS
WITHIN THE TIME FRAMES DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (3)(a) OF THIS SECTION,
EXCEPT BASIC IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION, IF:
(a) THE DEFENDANT HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED WITH OR CONVICTED OF
A FELONY, MISDEMEANOR, OR MISDEMEANOR TRAFFIC OFFENSE SINCE THE DATE
OF THE FINAL DISPOSITION OF ALL CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE
DEFENDANT OR THE DATE OF THE DEFENDANT'S RELEASE FROM SUPERVISION,
WHICHEVER IS LATER; AND
(b) THE CONVICTION RECORDS SOUGHT TO BE SEALED ARE NOT FOR A
MISDEMEANOR TRAFFIC OFFENSE COMMITTED EITHER BY A HOLDER OF A
COMMERCIAL LEARNER'S PERMIT OR A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, AS
DEFINED IN SECTION 42-2-402, OR BY THE OPERATOR OF A COMMERCIAL MOTOR
VEHICLE, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 42-2-402.
(2) Sealing of conviction records with a single subsequent offense.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBSECTION (1)(a) OF THIS SECTION, A
DEFENDANT MAY FILE A MOTION IN THE CRIMINAL CASE IN WHICH ANY
CONVICTION RECORDS PERTAINING TO THE DEFENDANT FOR A MUNICIPAL
VIOLATION OR PETTY OFFENSE ARE LOCATED FOR THE SEALING OF THE
CONVICTION RECORDS WITHIN THE TIME FRAMES DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION
(3)(b) OF THIS SECTION, EXCEPT BASIC IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION, IF:
(a) THE DEFENDANT WAS CONVICTED OF A SINGLE OFFENSE THAT WAS
NOT A FELONY AND DID NOT INVOLVE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS DEFINED IN
SECTION 18-6-800.3 (1), UNLAWFUL SEXUAL BEHAVIOR AS DEFINED IN SECTION
16-22-102 (9), OR CHILD ABUSE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 18-6-401;
(b) THE DEFENDANT HAS NOT BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY,
MISDEMEANOR, OR MISDEMEANOR TRAFFIC OFFENSE SINCE THE DATE OF THE
FINAL DISPOSITION OF ALL CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE DEFENDANT
FOR THE SUBSEQUENT CRIMINAL CASE OR SINCE THE DATE OF THE DEFENDANT'S
RELEASE FROM SUPERVISION FOR THE SUBSEQUENT CASE, WHICHEVER IS LATER;
AND
(c) THE CONVICTION SOUGHT TO BE SEALED IS NOT A MUNICIPAL
ASSAULT OR BATTERY OFFENSE IN WHICH THE UNDERLYING FACTUAL BASIS
INVOLVES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 18-6-800.3 (1), OR ANY
OTHER MUNICIPAL VIOLATION IN WHICH THE UNDERLYING FACTUAL BASIS
INVOLVES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 18-6-800.3 (1).
(3) Timing for filing motions. (a) A MOTION FILED PURSUANT TO
SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION MAY BE FILED THREE YEARS AFTER THE LATER
OF THE DATE OF THE FINAL DISPOSITION OF ALL CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS
AGAINST THE DEFENDANT OR THE RELEASE OF THE DEFENDANT FROM
SUPERVISION CONCERNING A CRIMINAL CONVICTION.
(b) A MOTION FILED PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (2) OF THIS SECTION
MAY BE FILED TEN YEARS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FINAL DISPOSITION OF ALL
CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE DEFENDANT FOR THE SUBSEQUENT
CRIMINAL CASE OR TEN YEARS AFTER THE DATE OF THE DEFENDANT'S RELEASE
FROM SUPERVISION FOR THE SUBSEQUENT CRIMINAL CASE, WHICHEVER IS
LATER.
(4) UPON FILING THE MOTION, THE DEFENDANT SHALL PAY THE FILING
FEE REQUIRED BY LAW.
(5) (a) UPON THE FILING OF A MOTION, THE COURT SHALL REVIEW THE
MOTION AND DETERMINE WHETHER THERE ARE GROUNDS PURSUANT TO THIS
SECTION TO PROCEED TO A HEARING ON THE PETITION. IF THE COURT
DETERMINES THAT THE MOTION ON ITS FACE IS INSUFFICIENT OR IF THE COURT
DETERMINES THAT, AFTER TAKING JUDICIAL NOTICE OF MATTERS OUTSIDE THE
MOTION, THE DEFENDANT IS NOT ENTITLED TO RELIEF PURSUANT TO THIS
SECTION, THE COURT SHALL ENTER AN ORDER DENYING THE MOTION AND MAIL
A COPY OF THE ORDER TO THE DEFENDANT. THE COURT'S ORDER SHALL SPECIFY
THE REASONS FOR THE DENIAL OF THE MOTION.
(b) IF THE COURT DETERMINES THAT THE PETITION IS SUFFICIENT ON ITS
FACE AND THAT NO OTHER GROUNDS EXIST AT THAT TIME FOR THE COURT TO
DENY THE PETITION PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, THE COURT SHALL GRANT THE
MOTION UNLESS THE PROSECUTION FILES AN OBJECTION. IF THE PROSECUTION
FILES A WRITTEN OBJECTION, THE COURT SHALL SET A DATE WITHIN FORTY-TWO
DAYS AFTER THE FILING OF THE MOTION FOR A HEARING AND THE COURT SHALL
NOTIFY THE PROSECUTION, THE MUNICIPAL POLICE DEPARTMENT OR LOCAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, AND ANY OTHER PERSON OR AGENCY IDENTIFIED BY
THE DEFENDANT.
(c) AFTER THE HEARING DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (5)(b) OF THIS
SECTION IS CONDUCTED AND IF THE COURT FINDS THAT THE HARM TO THE
PRIVACY OF THE DEFENDANT OR THE DANGERS OF UNWARRANTED, ADVERSE
CONSEQUENCES TO THE DEFENDANT OUTWEIGH THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN
RETAINING PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE CONVICTION RECORDS, THE COURT MAY
ORDER THE CONVICTION RECORDS, EXCEPT BASIC IDENTIFICATION
INFORMATION, TO BE SEALED. IN MAKING THIS DETERMINATION, THE COURT
SHALL CONSIDER THE FACTORS IN SECTION 24-72-706 (1)(g).
(d) PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-72-703 (12)(b), THE COURT SHALL NOT
FACTOR IN OR TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION ANY UNPAID FINES, COURT COSTS,
LATE FEES, OR OTHER FEES ORDERED BY THE COURT IN THE CASE THAT IS THE
SUBJECT OF THE MOTION TO SEAL WHEN THE COURT IS DETERMINING WHETHER
THE RECORD SHOULD BE SEALED. CONVICTION RECORDS MAY NOT BE SEALED
IF THE DEFENDANT STILL OWES RESTITUTION UNLESS THE COURT THAT ENTERED
THE ORDER FOR RESTITUTION VACATED THE ORDER.".

Page 24 of the bill, before line 23 insert:

"SECTION 18. Appropriation. (1) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
$725,145 is appropriated to the judicial department. This appropriation is from
the general fund. To implement this act, the department may use this
appropriation as follows:
(a) $58,632 for general courts administration, which amount is based
on an assumption that the department will require an additional 0.8 FTE;
(b) $6,520 for capital outlay; and
(c) $659,993 for information technology infrastructure.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 1 of the bill, line 103, strike "SHORTAGES AND" and substitute
"SHORTAGES,".

Page 1, line 104, strike "SEEKERS." and substitute "SEEKERS, AND MAKING AN
APPROPRIATION.".

Appro-
priations




SB22-116 Increase Occupational Credential Portability 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

Current law authorizes a regulator of a profession or occupation to approve an application for licensure, certification, registration, or enrollment by endorsement, reciprocity, or transfer through the occupational credential portability program (program). The act amends the program by:

  • Adding licensure, certification, registration, or enrollment in good standing through the federal government to the types of occupational credentials that qualify a person for a credential through the program;
  • Adding a military occupational specialty to the types of occupational credentials that qualify a person for a credential through the program;
  • If submitting proof of a credential from another jurisdiction as the basis for application under the program, requiring the applicant to have held the license, certification, registration, or enrollment, for at least one year, under a jurisdiction with a scope of practice that is substantially similar to the scope of practice of the profession or occupation required by Colorado law;
  • Removing the prohibition on approving licensure, certification, registration, or enrollment if such approval would violate an existing compact or reciprocity agreement;
  • Adding a requirement that an applicant for licensure, certification, registration, or enrollment have substantially equivalent education as required by Colorado law; and
  • Exempting engineers, surveyors, and architects from the program.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 2/3/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
2/23/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/28/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/1/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/8/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
4/6/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor 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
5/2/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, April 7
21 SB22-116 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
22 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
23 recommendation:
24
25 Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, line 6, strike "and".
26
27 Page 2, line 7, strike "portion;" and substitute "portion, and (3)(c)(I);".
28
29 Page 2, line 7, after "(3)(d.5)" insert "and (3)(e)(II.5)".
30
31 Page 3, after line 19 insert:
32
33 "(I) Lacks the requisite substantially equivalent EDUCATION,
34 experience, or credentials to practice the applicable profession or
35 occupation; or".
36
37 Page 3, after line 22 insert:
38
39 "(e) Subsections (3)(a) to (3)(d) of this section do not apply to the
40 following professions or occupations:
41 (II.5) ENGINEERS, SURVEYORS, AND ARCHITECTS, REGULATED
42 PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 120 OF THIS TITLE 12;".
43
44

House Journal, April 8
45 Amendment No. 1, Business Affairs & Labor Report, dated April 6, 2022,
46 and placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
47 April 7, 2022.
48
49 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
50 Reading and Final Passage.
51
52



SB22-125 Allow Rural Public Health-care Entity Cooperation 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The bill authorizes county public hospitals and affiliates and health service districts and affiliates authorized under certain statutory provisions, all of which are in rural areas of the state, to engage in activities that might be characterized as anticompetitive or that might result in a monopoly or displace competition.

The activities that a county public hospital or health service district may engage in include, among others, joint ventures, joint purchasing agreements, and joint negotiations.

In exercising these powers, the county public hospital or health service district or its affiliate is performing essential public functions on behalf of the state and is immune from any liability under federal and state antitrust laws.


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

Status: 2/3/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/22/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

SB22-130 State Entity Authority For Public-private Partnerships 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The executive director of the department of personnel (executive director) is required to:

  • Create requirements regarding the authority for state public entities to initiate requests for proposals or bids or to review any private partner-initiated proposals for public projects to be completed through public-private partnerships;
  • Create requirements regarding the authority for state public entities to execute public-private partnership agreements for public projects;
  • Further define any relevant terms defined in the act; and
  • Develop cost thresholds for public projects that qualify as a public-private partnership or a public-private agreement.

The public-private collaboration unit is established in the department of personnel (department). The unit is required to:

  • In coordination with relevant state public entities, identify, prioritize, and advance potential public projects that may be best delivered through a public-private partnership;
  • Facilitate collaboration between state public entities and private partners in connection with public projects;
  • Provide technical assistance and expertise to state public entities in connection with any aspect of proposed or approved public-private partnerships;
  • Create best practices that incorporate lessons learned from other public-private partnerships for every stage of the life cycle of a public-private partnership;
  • Conduct public and stakeholder engagement to encourage transparency, accountability, and information sharing regarding public-private partnerships;
  • Track proposed, ongoing, and completed public-private partnerships;
  • Attract private investments for public projects; and
  • In coordination with the department of early childhood, distribute funding to help increase the supply of child care facilities using public buildings or other appropriate public assets.

For the 2023-24 state fiscal year and for each state fiscal year thereafter, money is appropriated from the general fund to the department for the standard operating expenses of the public-private collaboration unit, including personal services and related costs.

A state public entity is authorized to initiate solicitations, review any private partner-initiated proposals, execute public-private partnership agreements, or execute public-private agreements to develop or operate a public project subject to the requirements of the act. Any public-private agreement entered into pursuant to the act must comply with applicable state laws and processes developed by the executive director. Nothing in the act prohibits, limits, or otherwise modifies the specific statutory authority of state public entities to enter into a public-private partnership, a public-private agreement, or other agreement or to use a statutory mechanism as authorized by any other provision of law. Public-private partnerships authorized by the act are exempt from the state "Procurement Code".

The Colorado economic development commission is required to establish a public-private partnership subcommittee (subcommittee) to review proposed contracts, sales, and leases of state property. The subcommittee consists of at least 3 members of the commission as selected by the commission. A state public entity that intends to enter into a contract, sale, or lease of state property is required to submit the proposed contract, sale, or lease of state property to the subcommittee for review before entering into the contract, sale, or lease of state property. The state public entity, in coordination with the Colorado economic development commission staff, is required to submit a report to the subcommittee regarding the anticipated use of the state property. The subcommittee is required to review the report and make any recommendations it deems necessary to the state public entity.

The executive director is required to annually report on the implementation and use of public-private partnerships pursuant to the act at its presentation to its committee of reference at a hearing held pursuant to the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act". The executive director is also required to submit the report to the joint budget committee.

The existing definition of "unused state-owned real property" is modified to require that the unused state-owned real property be identified in the inventory list of unused state-owned real property maintained by the department and that the property is not being used at its optimal or best use. Money in the existing unused state-owned real property fund is continuously, rather than annually, appropriated to the department for existing purposes and for public-private agreements and any associated costs of the agreements.

The state, by and through the division of employment and training the department of labor and employment, is authorized to dispose of a parcel of real property in Summit County. The proceeds must be credited to the employment support fund.


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

Status: 2/9/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/2/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/1/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/5/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/6/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/6/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
4/14/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/26/2022 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 Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/29/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/2/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/4/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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
5/26/2022 Signed by Governor
Amendments:

Senate Journal, March 3
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-130 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 7, after line 1 insert:

"24-94-105. Public-private partnership subcommittee review-
contract - lease - sale of state property. (1) EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED
IN SUBSECTION (2) OF THIS SECTION OR GRANTED BY LAW, A STATE PUBLIC
ENTITY THAT INTENDS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT, SALE, OR LEASE OF STATE
PROPERTY PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-82-102.5 OR 24-94-104 ON OR AFTER THE
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION SHALL SUBMIT THE PROPOSED CONTRACT,
SALE, OR LEASE OF STATE PROPERTY TO THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COLORADO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
CRATED IN SECTION 24-46-102 (5) FOR THE SUBCOMMITTEE'S REVIEW BEFORE
ENTERING INTO THE CONTRACT, SALE, OR LEASE OF STATE PROPERTY. THE
STATE PUBLIC ENTITY, IN COORDINATION WITH THE COLORADO ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION STAFF, SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE
SUBCOMMITTEE REGARDING THE ANTICIPATED USE OF THE STATE PROPERTY.
THE SUBCOMMITTEE SHALL REVIEW THE REPORT AND MAKE ANY
RECOMMENDATIONS IT DEEMS NECESSARY TO THE STATE PUBLIC ENTITY. THE
STATE PUBLIC ENTITY MUST CONSIDER THE SUBCOMMITTEE'S
RECOMMENDATIONS, BUT THE STATE PUBLIC ENTITY IS NOT REQUIRED TO
INCORPORATE ANY OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATIONS INTO THE
PROPOSED CONTRACT, SALE, OR LEASE OF STATE PROPERTY.
(2) SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO A STATE
PUBLIC ENTITY THAT INTENDS TO ENTER INTO A NEW CONTRACT, SALE, OR
LEASE OF STATE PROPERTY PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-82-102.5 OF 24-92-104
WITH EXISTING PRIVATE PARTNERS.".

Renumber succeeding C.R.S. sections accordingly.
Page 8, after line 3 insert:

"SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-46-102, add (5) as
follows:
24-46-102. Colorado economic development commission - creation
- membership - definition. (5) BEGINNING ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2022, THE
COMMISSION SHALL ESTABLISH A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP SUBCOMMITTEE
TO REVIEW PROPOSED CONTRACTS, SALES, AND LEASES OF STATE PROPERTY AS
SPECIFIED IN SECTION 24-94-105. THE SUBCOMMITTEE CONSISTS OF AT LEAST
THREE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION SELECTED BY THE COMMISSION. AT NO
TIME SHALL ALL OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE BE APPOINTEES FROM
THE SAME APPOINTING AUTHORITY.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.


Senate Journal, April 1
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-130 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.
Strike the Business, Labor, & Technology Committee Report, dated March 2,
2022.

Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and substitute:

"SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add article 94 to title 24
as follows:
ARTICLE 94
Public-private Partnerships for State Public Entities
24-94-101. Legislative declaration. (1) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
HEREBY FINDS AND DECLARES THAT:
(a) PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS ARE AN EFFECTIVE TOOL TO
LEVERAGE THE EXPERTISE AND RESOURCES OF BOTH THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
SECTORS TO ACCOMMODATE MULTIFACETED SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND
OPERATIONAL NEEDS;
(b) PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS HAVE A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF
ENABLING PUBLIC PROJECTS TO BE COMPLETED ON TIME AND AT A LOWER COST
THAN EITHER THE PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SECTORS ARE ABLE TO ACHIEVE ALONE;
(c) DELIVERING PUBLIC PROJECTS THROUGH PUBLIC-PRIVATE
PARTNERSHIPS IS AN EFFECTIVE MODEL TO ACCOMMODATE SOME OF OUR
STATE'S MOST PRESSING AND FOUNDATIONAL NEEDS, SUCH AS INCREASED
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CAPACITY, BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT, AFFORDABLE
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, AND CHILD CARE SERVICES;
(d) THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC FORCED THE CLOSURE OF MANY CHILD
CARE FACILITIES AND CLASSROOMS, EXACERBATING A CHILD CARE SHORTAGE
THAT FORCED MANY PARENTS TO COMPROMISE BETWEEN WORK AND FAMILY
LIFE; AND
(e) COLORADO FAMILIES HAVE LONG STRUGGLED WITH THE COST OF
CHILD CARE AND IT REMAINS ONE OF THE PRIMARY BARRIERS TO FULL
PARTICIPATION IN THE WORKFORCE.
(2) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FURTHER FINDS AND DECLARES THAT IT IS
THE INTENT OF THIS ARTICLE 94 TO PERMIT STATE PUBLIC ENTITIES TO ENTER
INTO PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS TO:
(a) DEVELOP, BUILD, FINANCE, OPERATE, AND MAINTAIN QUALITY,
COST-EFFECTIVE PUBLIC PROJECTS THAT PROVIDE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL
VALUE;
(b) PROVIDE A WELL-DEFINED AND TRANSPARENT PROCESS TO
FACILITATE COLLABORATION BETWEEN STATE PUBLIC ENTITIES AND PRIVATE
PARTNERS WHILE ENABLING ACCESS TO PRIVATE CAPITAL;
(c) BRING INNOVATIVE THINKING AND APPROACHES TO PUBLIC
PROJECTS;
(d) REDUCE TOTAL LIFE-CYCLE COSTS OF PUBLIC PROJECTS; AND
(e) ALLOW FOR COST, RISK, AND BENEFIT SHARING BETWEEN PUBLIC
AND PRIVATE PARTNERS.
24-94-102. Definitions. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE 94, UNLESS THE
CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
(1) "DEPARTMENT" MEANS THE DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL.
(2) "DEVELOP" MEANS TO PLAN, DESIGN, DEVELOP, BUILD, ESTABLISH,
FINANCE, LEASE, ACQUIRE, INSTALL, CONSTRUCT, RECONSTRUCT, OR EXPAND A
PUBLIC PROJECT.
(3) "EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR" MEANS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL OR THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S DESIGNEE.
(4) "FINANCE" MEANS THE SUPPLY BY A PRIVATE PARTNER OF
RESOURCES TO ACCOMPLISH ALL OR ANY PART OF THE WORK OR SERVICES FOR
A PUBLIC PROJECT, INCLUDING FUNDS, FINANCING, INCOME, REVENUE, COST
SHARING, TECHNOLOGY, PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT, EXPERTISE, DATA, OR
ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION, OR MAINTENANCE SERVICES.
(5) "OPERATE" MEANS TO FINANCE, OPERATE, MAINTAIN, IMPROVE,
EQUIP, MODIFY, REPAIR, OR ADMINISTER A PUBLIC PROJECT.
(6) "PRIVATE PARTNER" MEANS ANY NATURAL PERSON, CORPORATION,
GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP,
JOINT VENTURE, BUSINESS TRUST, PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION, NONPROFIT
ENTITY, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, OTHER PRIVATE BUSINESS ENTITY, OR ANY
COMBINATION THEREOF.
(7) "PUBLIC-PRIVATE AGREEMENT" MEANS ANY AGREEMENT BETWEEN
ONE OR MORE PRIVATE PARTNERS AND ONE OR MORE STATE PUBLIC ENTITIES
THAT CONTRACTUALLY PROVIDES FOR THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF ALL PARTIES IN
NEGOTIATING, DEVELOPING, OR OPERATING ANY ASPECT OF A PROPOSED OR
APPROVED PUBLIC PROJECT OR FINANCED PURCHASED OF AN ASSET.
"PUBLIC-PRIVATE AGREEMENT" DOES NOT MEAN A GRANT OR INCENTIVE
PROGRAM ESTABLISHED IN ANOTHER PROVISION OF LAW OR AN AGREEMENT
APPROVED BY THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION PURSUANT TO PARTS
1 AND 3 OF ARTICLE 46 OF THIS TITLE 24.
(8) "PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP" MEANS AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN
ONE OR MORE STATE PUBLIC ENTITIES AND ONE OR MORE PRIVATE PARTNERS BY
WHICH A STATE PUBLIC ENTITY MAY TRANSFER RESPONSIBILITY OR RISK TO A
PRIVATE PARTNER TO DEVELOP OR OPERATE A PUBLIC PROJECT AND, IN RETURN,
THE PRIVATE PARTNER MAY RECEIVE THE RIGHT TO ALL OR A PORTION OF FEES
GENERATED BY THE PUBLIC PROJECT OR OTHER PUBLIC MONEY. A
PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP DOES NOT CONFER ONTO THE RELATIONSHIP
FORMED ANY OF THE ATTRIBUTES OR INCIDENTS OF A PARTNERSHIP PURSUANT
TO SECTION 7-60-106 OR THE COMMON LAW. "PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP"
DOES NOT MEAN ANY GRANT OR INCENTIVE PROGRAM ESTABLISHED BY
ANOTHER PROVISION OF LAW OR AGREEMENTS THAT ARE APPROVED BY THE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO GRANT
OR INCENTIVE PROGRAMS DESCRIBED IN PARTS 1 AND 3 OF ARTICLE 46 OF THIS
TITLE 24.
(9) "PUBLIC PROJECT" MEANS ANY CONSTRUCTION, ALTERATION,
REPAIR, DEMOLITION, OR IMPROVEMENT OF ANY STATE-OWNED LAND, BUILDING,
STRUCTURE, FACILITY, ASSET, OR OTHER PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT SUITABLE FOR
AND INTENDED FOR USE IN THE PROMOTION OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE,
OR SAFETY, AND ANY MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS FOR THE UPKEEP OF SUCH
PROJECTS SUBJECT TO PART 2 OF ARTICLE 92 OF THIS TITLE 24. "PUBLIC
PROJECT" INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO A PROJECT FOR CIVIC, CHILD CARE,
MEDICAL, UTILITY, TELECOMMUNICATION, CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL, OR
EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES OR SERVICES.
(10) "STATE PUBLIC ENTITY" MEANS ANY DEPARTMENT, AGENCY, OR
SUBDIVISION OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF STATE GOVERNMENT; EXCEPT THAT
"STATE PUBLIC ENTITY" DOES NOT INCLUDE STATE ENTITIES THAT HAVE
SPECIFIC STATUTORY AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO PUBLIC-PRIVATE
PARTNERSHIPS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE AUTHORITY SPECIFIED IN
SECTIONS 23-3.1-301 (1), 23-3.1-306.5, 24-33.5-510, 26-6.9-102, 32-22-105
(1)(a) (VIII), 40-2-123, AND 43-4-806.
(11) "SUBCOMMITTEE" MEANS THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COLORADO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
CREATED IN SECTION 24-46-102 (5).
(12) "UNIT" MEANS THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE COLLABORATION UNIT
CREATED IN SECTION 24-94-103 (2).
24-94-103. Public-private partnerships - oversight of state public
entities in the executive branch of state government. (1) WITHIN ONE YEAR
OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ARTICLE 94, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHALL:
(a) CREATE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING THE AUTHORITY FOR STATE
PUBLIC ENTITIES TO INITIATE REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS OR BIDS OR TO REVIEW
ANY PRIVATE PARTNER-INITIATED PROPOSALS FOR PUBLIC PROJECTS TO BE
COMPLETED THROUGH PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS SUBJECT TO THE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S APPROVAL PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-94-104(1). THE
PROCESSES MAY INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT LIMITED TO:
(I) COMPLETION OF ANALYSES REGARDING PERCEIVED ADVANTAGES,
DISADVANTAGES, RISKS, BENEFITS, COSTS, AND VALUE-FOR-MONEY OF A
PROPOSED PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP;
(II) DOCUMENTED CONSIDERATIONS OF POTENTIAL FUNDING
ALTERNATIVES, IMPACTS ON AFFECTED COMMUNITIES, AND THE SUITABILITY
AND SCOPE OF A PROPOSED PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP;
(III) DOCUMENTED CONSIDERATIONS OF THE ENTIRE LIFE CYCLE OF A
PROPOSED PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP, INCLUDING PLANNING, DESIGN,
ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR, MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONS,
FINANCING, AND HANDOVER;
(IV) DUE DILIGENCE REQUIREMENTS; AND
(V) DEVELOPMENT OF ANY OTHER MATERIALS, ANALYSES,
CONSIDERATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, OR REPORTS NECESSARY FOR THE EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR TO MAKE A DETERMINATION THAT THE PROPOSAL FOR A
PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP SERVES AN IMPORTANT SOCIAL OR ECONOMIC
VALUE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO INCREASED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
CAPACITY, BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT, AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT,
CHILD CARE SERVICES, OR ANY OTHER PUBLIC BENEFIT.
(b) CREATE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING THE AUTHORITY FOR STATE
PUBLIC ENTITIES TO EXECUTE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS FOR
PUBLIC PROJECTS SUBJECT TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S APPROVAL PURSUANT
TO SECTION 24-94-104 (1). THE PROCESSES MAY INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE
LIMITED TO:
(I) ACCEPTABLE PROJECT DELIVERY METHODS, INCLUDING
ALTERNATIVE DELIVERY METHODS, FOR AN APPROVED PUBLIC-PRIVATE
PARTNERSHIP PROPOSAL;
(II) ACCEPTABLE FINANCING METHODS FOR AN APPROVED
PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A PLEDGE OF,
SECURITY OF, INTEREST IN, OR LIEN ON PROPERTY OR INTEREST IN PROPERTY,
AND ANY AMOUNTS, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS TO BE INCLUDED IN
PUBLIC-PRIVATE AGREEMENTS;
(III) REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE PUBLIC ENTITIES AND
PRIVATE PARTNERS THROUGHOUT THE LIFE CYCLE OF AN EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR-APPROVED PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP;
(IV) POLICIES CONCERNING TRANSPARENCY AND TIMELY REPORTING;
AND
(V) DEVELOPING A FAIR, UNBIASED METHOD OF CHOOSING PROPOSALS
BASED ON THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE STATE AND CONSIDERING FINANCIAL
COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE STATE AND PUBLIC PROJECT USERS.
(c) FURTHER DEFINE ANY RELEVANT TERMS IN THIS ARTICLE 94,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AND
PUBLIC-PRIVATE AGREEMENT; AND
(d) DEVELOP COST THRESHOLDS FOR PUBLIC PROJECTS THAT QUALIFY
AS A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP OR PUBLIC-PRIVATE AGREEMENT, WHICH
MAY DEPEND ON THE TYPE OF PROJECT AND THE RESPONSIBLE STATE PUBLIC
ENTITY.
(2) THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE
COLLABORATION UNIT IN THE DEPARTMENT. THE UNIT SHALL:
(a) IN COORDINATION WITH RELEVANT STATE PUBLIC ENTITIES,
IDENTIFY, PRIORITIZE, AND ADVANCE POTENTIAL PUBLIC PROJECTS THAT MAY
BE BEST DELIVERED THROUGH A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP;
(b) FACILITATE COLLABORATION BETWEEN STATE PUBLIC ENTITIES AND
PRIVATE PARTNERS IN CONNECTION WITH PUBLIC PROJECTS;
(c) PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND EXPERTISE TO STATE PUBLIC
ENTITIES IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ASPECT OF PROPOSED OR APPROVED
PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, WHICH MAY INCLUDE ASSISTANCE WITH:
(I) SATISFYING THE REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY THE EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR IN SUBSECTIONS (1)(a) AND (1)(b) OF THIS SECTION;
(II) PROJECT SCREENING, PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT, PROCUREMENT,
OPERATIONS, AND MANAGEMENT; AND
(III) SERVING AS A LIAISON WITH FEDERAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
OFFICIALS;
(d) CREATE BEST PRACTICES THAT INCORPORATE LESSONS LEARNED
FROM OTHER PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS FOR EVERY STAGE OF THE LIFE
CYCLE OF A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP, WHICH MAY INCLUDE:
(I) STANDARDIZING METHODOLOGIES AND PROCESSES;
(II) CREATING TEMPLATES FOR INTERAGENCY AGREEMENTS THAT
IDENTIFY PROJECT RESOURCES AND RESPONSIBILITIES; AND
(III) CREATING TEMPLATES FOR PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS THAT
ADDRESS RISK ALLOCATIONS, KEY TERMS, AND CONDITIONS;
(e) CONDUCT PUBLIC AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT TO ENCOURAGE
TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND INFORMATION SHARING REGARDING
PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS;
(f) TRACK PROPOSED, ONGOING, AND COMPLETED PUBLIC-PRIVATE
PARTNERSHIPS;
(g) ATTRACT PRIVATE INVESTMENTS FOR PUBLIC PROJECTS; AND
(h) IN COORDINATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD,
CREATED IN SECTION 24-1-120.5 (1), DISTRIBUTE FUNDING TO HELP INCREASE
THE SUPPLY OF CHILD CARE FACILITIES USING PUBLIC BUILDINGS OR OTHER
APPROPRIATE PUBLIC ASSETS.
(3) ANY ISSUANCE OR INCURRENCE OF FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS UNDER
THIS ARTICLE 94 MUST COMPLY WITH SECTION 24-36-121.
24-94-104. State public entity agreements - public-private
partnership. (1) A STATE PUBLIC ENTITY IS AUTHORIZED, EITHER SEPARATELY
OR IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER STATE PUBLIC ENTITY, TO INITIATE
SOLICITATIONS, REVIEW ANY PRIVATE PARTNER-INITIATED PROPOSALS, EXECUTE
PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS, OR EXECUTE PUBLIC-PRIVATE
AGREEMENTS TO DEVELOP OR OPERATE A PUBLIC PROJECT SUBJECT TO THE
REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTICLE 94.
(2) SUBJECT TO SUBSECTION (5) OF THIS SECTION, ANY STATE PUBLIC
ENTITY MUST OBTAIN APPROVALS FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IN THE TIME
AND MANNER DETERMINED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PURSUANT TO
SECTIONS 24-94-103(1)(a) AND (1)(b).
(3) ANY PUBLIC-PRIVATE AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO PURSUANT TO
SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION MUST COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE STATE LAWS
AND PROCESSES DEVELOPED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PURSUANT TO
SECTION 24-94-103(1)(a) AND 24-94-103 (1)(b).
(4) SUBJECT TO SUBSECTION (2) OF THIS SECTION, STATE PUBLIC
ENTITIES MAY REVIEW ANY PRIVATE PARTNER-INITIATED PROPOSALS BUT NEED
NOT RESPOND TO SUCH PROPOSALS.
(5) NOTHING IN THIS ARTICLE 94 SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT,
LIMIT, OR OTHERWISE MODIFY THE SPECIFIC STATUTORY AUTHORITY OF STATE
PUBLIC ENTITIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE AUTHORITY SPECIFIED IN
SECTIONS 23-3.1-301 (1), 23-3.1-306.5, 23-5-101.7, 24-33.5-510, 24-36-121,
26-6.9-102, 32-22-105 (1)(a)(VIII), 33-1-105(1), 33-10-107(1), 36-1-118(1),
40-2-123, AND 43-4-806, AND THE AUTHORITY SPECIFIED IN PARTS 1 AND 3 OF
ARTICLE 46 OF THIS TITLE 24 AND PARTS 8 AND 13 OF ARTICLE 82 OF THIS TITLE
24, TO ENTER INTO A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP, A PUBLIC-PRIVATE
AGREEMENT, OR OTHER AGREEMENT, OR TO UTILIZE A STATUTORY MECHANISM
AS AUTHORIZED BY ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW.
24-94-105. Public-private partnership subcommittee - contract
review - lease - sale of state property. (1) EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED
IN SUBSECTION (2) OF THIS SECTION, A STATE PUBLIC ENTITY THAT INTENDS TO
ENTER INTO A CONTRACT, SALE, OR LEASE OF STATE PROPERTY PURSUANT TO
SECTION 24-82-102.5 OR 24-94-104 ON OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
SECTION SHALL SUBMIT THE PROPOSED CONTRACT, SALE, OR LEASE OF STATE
PROPERTY TO THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP SUBCOMMITTEE CREATED IN
SECTION 24-46-102 (5) FOR THE SUBCOMMITTEE'S REVIEW BEFORE ENTERING
INTO THE CONTRACT, SALE, OR LEASE OF STATE PROPERTY. THE STATE PUBLIC
ENTITY, IN COORDINATION WITH THE COLORADO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
COMMISSION STAFF, SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE SUBCOMMITTEE
REGARDING THE ANTICIPATED USE OF THE STATE PROPERTY IN A TIME AND
MANNER ESTABLISHED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE. THE SUBCOMMITTEE SHALL
REVIEW THE REPORT AND MAKE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS IT DEEMS NECESSARY
TO THE STATE PUBLIC ENTITY. THE STATE PUBLIC ENTITY MUST CONSIDER THE
SUBCOMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATIONS, BUT NEED NOT INCORPORATE OR ADOPT
ANY OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS.
(2) SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO A STATE
PUBLIC ENTITY THAT INTENDS TO ENTER INTO A NEW CONTRACT, SALE, OR
LEASE OF STATE PROPERTY PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-82-102.5 OR 24-92-104
WITH EXISTING PRIVATE PARTNERS.
SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-46-102, add (5) as
follows:
24-46-102. Colorado economic development commission - creation
- membership - definition. (5) BEGINNING ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2022, THE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION SHALL ESTABLISH A PUBLIC-PRIVATE
PARTNERSHIP SUBCOMMITTEE TO REVIEW PROPOSED CONTRACTS, SALES, AND
LEASES OF STATE PROPERTY AS SPECIFIED IN SECTION 24-94-105. THE
SUBCOMMITTEE CONSISTS OF AT LEAST THREE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION AS
SELECTED BY THE COMMISSION. AT NO TIME SHALL ALL OF THE MEMBERS OF
THE SUBCOMMITTEE BE APPOINTEES FROM THE SAME APPOINTING AUTHORITY.
SECTION 3. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-101-105, amend
(1)(a)(XIV) and (1)(a)(XV); and add (1)(a)(XVI) as follows:
24-101-105. Application of this code. (1) (a) This code shall apply to
all publicly funded contracts entered into by all governmental bodies of the
executive branch of this state; except that this code shall not apply to:
(XIV) Annuities; and
(XV) Real property or interest in real property; AND
(XVI) PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AUTHORIZED BY PART 1 OF
ARTICLE 94 OF THIS TITLE 24.
SECTION 4. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-82-102.5, amend
(2)(c), (4)(d), and (5) as follows:
24-82-102.5. Unused state-owned real property - cash fund -
legislative declaration - definitions. (2) As used in this section, unless the
context otherwise requires:
(c) "Unused state-owned real property" means state-owned real property
IDENTIFIED IN THE INVENTORY LIST MAINTAINED ON THE DEPARTMENT'S
WEBSITE PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (3) OF THIS SECTION, THAT IS NOT BEING
USED AT ITS OPTIMAL OR BEST USE, THAT IS owned by or under the control of a
state agency, not including the division of parks and wildlife in the department
of natural resources and not including the state board of land commissioners or
any state institution of higher education as defined in section 24-30-1301 (18),
AND that is not otherwise protected for or dedicated to another use such as an
access or a conservation easement.
(4) (d) The department may enter into contracts with qualified
developers for proposals to construct affordable housing, child care facilities,
public school facilities, or residential mental and behavioral health care
facilities, or to place renewable energy facilities on unused state-owned real
property that the department has deemed suitable under subsection (4)(a) of this
section, subject to available appropriations. Budget requests under this section
must be made through the process established in section 24-37-304 (1)(c.3).
except that budget requests under this section may not be made through a
request for a supplemental appropriation. Notwithstanding section 24-82-102
(2)(a), contracts between the state and qualified developers may not require
improvements constructed on state property for the purposes of this section to
become the property of the state upon termination of a lease for such property.
(5) (a) The unused state-owned real property fund is hereby created in
the state treasury. Unless otherwise directed, the state treasurer shall credit all
proceeds from the sale, rent, or lease, including any leases entered into under
section 24-82-102 (2)(a), of unused state-owned real property AND ANY
REVENUE GENERATED FROM PUBLIC-PRIVATE AGREEMENTS PURSUANT TO
SECTION 24-94-103 to the fund. The fund also consists of any other money that
the general assembly may appropriate or transfer to the fund.
(b) The state treasurer shall credit all interest and income derived from
the deposit and investment of money in the unused state-owned real property
fund to the fund. Any unexpended and unencumbered money in the fund at the
end of a fiscal year remains in the fund. Subject to annual appropriation by the
general assembly, The department may expend money from the fund for
(c) (I) THE MONEY IN THE UNUSED STATE-OWNED REAL PROPERTY FUND
IS CONTINUOUSLY APPROPRIATED TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR:
(A) The purposes set forth in this section, including for appraisals,
surveys, and property improvement, and for any operational costs to administer
this section; AND
(B) PUBLIC-PRIVATE AGREEMENTS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 24-94-102
(7), AND ANY ASSOCIATED COSTS.
(II) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL MAKE AN ANNUAL APPROPRIATION
FROM THE FUND TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE STANDARD OPERATING EXPENSES
OF THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE COLLABORATION UNIT CREATED IN SECTION 24-94-103
(2), INCLUDING PERSONAL SERVICES AND RELATED COSTS.
(d) ON JULY 1, 2022, THE STATE TREASURER SHALL TRANSFER FIFTEEN
MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE FUND.
SECTION 5. Appropriation. (1) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
$406,683 is appropriated to the department of personnel. This appropriation is
from the unused state-owned real property fund created in section 24-82-102.5
(5)(a), C.R.S. To implement this act, the department may use this appropriation
as follows:
(a) $283,984 for personal services related to the public-private
collaboration unit, which amount is based on an assumption that the department
will require an additional 3.0 FTE;
(b) $22,650 for operating expenses related to the public-private
collaboration unit; and
(c) $100,049 for the purchase of legal services.
(2) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $100,049 is appropriated to the
department of law. This appropriation is from reappropriated funds received
from the department of personnel under subsection (1)(c) of this section and is
based on an assumption that the department of law will require an additional 0.6
FTE. To implement this act, the department of law may use this appropriation
to provide legal services for the department of personnel.
(3) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $88,713 is appropriated to the
department of law. This appropriation is from the general fund and is based on
an assumption that the department of law will require an additional 0.5 FTE. To
implement this act, the department of law may use this appropriation to provide
legal services to state agencies. SECTION 6. Safety
clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this
act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or
safety.".

Amend printed bill, page 1, line 102, strike "PROJECTS." and substitute
"PROJECTS, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN
APPROPRIATION.".


House Journal, April 13
33 SB22-130 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
34 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
35 recommendation:
36
37 Amend reengrossed bill, page 9, after line 26 insert:
38
39 "(3) FOR THE 2023-24 STATE FISCAL YEAR AND FOR EACH STATE
40 FISCAL YEAR THEREAFTER, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL MAKE AN
41 APPROPRIATION FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE
42 STANDARD OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE
43 COLLABORATION UNIT CREATED IN SUBSECTION (2) OF THIS SECTION,
44 INCLUDING PERSONAL SERVICES AND RELATED COSTS.".
45
46 Renumber succeeding subsection accordingly.
47
48 Page 14, strike line 15 and substitute:
49
50 "(II) FOR THE 2022-23 STATE FISCAL YEAR, THE GENERAL
51 ASSEMBLY SHALL MAKE AN".
52
53

House Journal, April 26
20 SB22-130 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
21 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
22 recommendation:
23
24 Amend reengrossed bill, page 13, strike lines 14 and 15 and substitute
25 "Budget requests under this section must be made through the process
26 established in section 24-37-304 (1)(c.3); except that budget requests".
27
28 Page 14, line 23, strike "$406,683" and substitute "$306,634".
29
30 Page 15, line 2, after "FTE;" insert "and".
31
32 Page 15, line 4, strike "unit; and" and substitute "unit.".
33
34 Page 15, strike line 5.
35
36 Page 15, line 6, strike "$100,049" and substitute "$49,285".
37
38 Page 15, lines 8 and 9, strike "under subsection (1)(c) of this section" and
39 substitute "from the unused state-owned real property fund created in
40 section 24-82-102.5 (5)(a), C.R.S.,".
41
42 Page 15, line 10, strike "0.6 FTE" and substitute "0.3 FTE".
43
44 Page 15, strike lines 13 through 17.
45
46

House Journal, April 26
49 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 26, 2022, and
50 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
51 April 26, 2022.
52
53 Amendment No. 2, Business Affairs & Labor Report, dated April 14,
54 2022, and placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House
55 Journal, April 14, 2022.
56
1 Amendment No. 3, by Representative McCluskie:
2
3 Amend reengrossed bill, page 5, strike lines 4 through 10 and substitute:
4
5 "(8) "PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP" MEANS AN AGREEMENT
6 BETWEEN ONE OR MORE STATE PUBLIC ENTITIES AND ONE OR MORE
7 PRIVATE PARTNERS BY WHICH A STATE PUBLIC ENTITY MAY ALLOCATE
8 RESPONSIBILITY OR RISK TO A PRIVATE PARTNER TO DEVELOP OR OPERATE
9 A PUBLIC PROJECT AND, IN RETURN, THE PRIVATE PARTNER MAY RECEIVE
10 THE RIGHT TO ALL OR A PORTION OF FEES GENERATED BY THE PUBLIC
11 PROJECT, AVAILABILITY PAYMENTS MADE BY THE STATE PUBLIC ENTITY,
12 OTHER PUBLIC MONEY, OR ANY OTHER LEGALLY AVAILABLE
13 CONSIDERATION. A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP DOES".
14
15 Page 11, after line 25 insert:
16
17 "24-94-106. Report. (1) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OR THE
18 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S DESIGNEE SHALL ANNUALLY REPORT ON THE
19 IMPLEMENTATION AND USE OF THIS ARTICLE 94 AT ITS PRESENTATION TO
20 ITS COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE AT A HEARING HELD PURSUANT TO SECTION
21 2-7-203 (2)(a) OF THE "STATE MEASUREMENT FOR ACCOUNTABLE,
22 RESPONSIVE, AND TRANSPARENT (SMART) GOVERNMENT ACT".
23 (2) THE REPORT PRESENTED PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS
24 SECTION SHALL INCLUDE:
25 (a) THE NUMBER OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS THAT WERE
26 EXECUTED TO DEVELOP OR OPERATE A PUBLIC PROJECT PURSUANT TO THIS
27 ARTICLE 94 DURING THE YEAR IN WHICH THE REPORT IS PRESENTED;
28 (b) THE PROJECT DELIVERY METHOD AND FINANCING METHOD OF
29 EACH PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION (2)(a) OF
30 THIS SECTION; AND
31 (c) AN OVERVIEW OF THE IMPORTANT SOCIAL OR ECONOMIC
32 VALUE OF EACH PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION
33 (2)(a) OF THIS SECTION.
34 (3) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OR THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S
35 DESIGNEE SHALL ANNUALLY PROVIDE THE INFORMATION SPECIFIED IN
36 SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION TO THE JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE.".
37
38 Amendment No. 4, by Representative McCluskie:
39
40 Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, after line 1 insert:
41
42 "SECTION 1. Department of labor and employment
43 authority to dispose of real property. (1) The state of Colorado, acting
44 by and through the division of employment and training in the department
45 of labor and employment, is authorized to dispose of real property with
21 46 the following legal description: "Lot 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
47 BLOCK 3 FRISCO TOWN SUB, County of Summit, State of Colorado.".
48 (2) The capital development committee, the state controller, and
49 the office of the state architect must approve all agreements relating to the
50 disposition of the real property prior to closing.
51 (3) The proceeds of the disposition of the real property described
52 in subsection (1) of this section must be credited to the employment
53 support fund created in section 8-77-109, Colorado Revised Statutes, to
54 be used for the future improvement of buildings used by the department
55 of labor and employment.".
56
1 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
2
3 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
4 Reading and Final Passage.
5



SB22-140 Expansion Of Experiential Learning Opportunities 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act requires, on or before January 1, 2023, the department of labor and employment (department), in partnership with the business experiential-learning commission in the department, the office of economic development, the state work force development council, local district colleges, the departments of education and higher education, the state board for community colleges and occupational education, and area technical colleges, to provide incentives to eligible employers to create high-quality, work-based learning opportunities for adults and youth (incentive program).

The department is required to select at least 2 work-based learning intermediaries (intermediaries) to coordinate employers, schools, youth, and adults participating in the incentive program to establish work-based learning opportunities and select employers to participate in the incentive program.

The department is required to provide monetary incentives to the selected intermediaries and employers for the implementation of work-based learning opportunities. The department is required to compile data concerning the incentive program and submit a report to the business committees of the senate and house of representatives during the "SMART Act" hearings held each legislative session.

On or before January 1, 2023, the office of future work in the department and its partners are required to create a digital navigation program and employ digital navigators to:

  • Reach out to youth and adults who have been historically excluded or disengaged from work-based learning opportunities and connect them with available opportunities;
  • Address digital inequities, including access to digital technology and computer and technology skills training, cybersecurity, and affordable internet service;
  • Refer youth and adults to career navigation services; and
  • Provide a one-stop service that includes: Making referrals to work-based learning programs; facilitating enrollment in digital literacy classes, workshops, and upskilling and work-based learning opportunities; and assisting with digital skill development, job applications, and access to other benefits and services.

The act authorizes the executive director of the department to promulgate rules to implement the incentive program and the digital navigation program.

The office of new Americans in the department is required to:

  • By September 1, 2022, convene a global talent task force to study the pathways for obtaining certain in-demand occupational licenses, look at international credentials, and take advantage of the global pool of skilled workers; and
  • By January 1, 2023, establish a virtual, career-aligned English as a second language program to provide tools for new Americans and English language learners to enter into work-based learning programs to improve language and skills development for specific occupations and careers.

$6,100,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the department for use in the 2022-23 state fiscal year for:

  • State operations and program costs;
  • The office of future work; and
  • The office of new Americans.

If the department does not expend the appropriated amount by July 1, 2023, the money ir further appropriated to the department for use in the 2023-24 state fiscal year.

$11,319 is appropriated from the general fund to the legislative department for use by the general assembly.


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

Status: 2/24/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/16/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/20/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/21/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/21/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
4/27/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended 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
5/9/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/20/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/20/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/3/2022 Signed by Governor
6/3/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, March 17
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-140 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 8, strike line 9.

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 9, lines 3 and 4, strike "office of future work" and substitute "creation".

Page 9, line 9, after "EDUCATION," insert "LOCAL DISTRICT COLLEGES,".

Page 10, strike line 16 and substitute "ANNUAL COLORADO TALENT REPORT
PREPARED PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-46.3-103 (3);".

Page 24, line 26, strike "FORCE." and substitute "FORCE THAT INCLUDES DIVERSE
REPRESENTATION REFLECTIVE OF THE STATE.".

Page 24, line 27, strike "PROCESS" and substitute "PATHWAYS".

Page 25, line 4, strike "NEEDS" and substitute "NEEDS, AS DETERMINED BY THE
ANNUAL COLORADO TALENT REPORT PREPARED PURSUANT TO SECTION
24-46.6-103(3),".

Page 25, line 19, strike "TEN" and substitute "TWELVE".

Page 26, line 1, strike "AND".

Page 26, after line 3 insert:

"(F) ONE REPRESENTATIVE OF LOCAL DISTRICT COLLEGES; AND
(G) ONE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE STATE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
COUNCIL CREATED IN SECTION 24-46.3-101.".

Page 26, strike lines 15 through 18 and substitute:

"(VI) THE GOVERNOR SHALL APPOINT ONE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR.".

Page 27, after line 2 insert:

"(c) THE ONA MAY, AS APPROPRIATE, PROVIDE A FIFTY-DOLLAR
STIPEND TO EACH TASK FORCE MEMBER PER TASK FORCE MEETING THAT THE
MEMBER ATTENDS TO RECOGNIZE THE TASK FORCE MEMBERS WHO ARE NOT
OTHERWISE COMPENSATED FOR THE TIME SERVED ON THE TASK FORCE.".

Page 31, lines 24 and 25, strike "OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS." and substitute
"AWARENESS AND EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH
SCHOOL LEVELS AND WORK-BASED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AT THE HIGH
SCHOOL LEVEL.".

Page 33, after line 2 insert:

"SECTION 18. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-3.3-1303, amend
(1)(b) as follows:
23-3.3-1303. Fourth-year innovation pilot program - creation -
eligibility - award of state funding - commission policies. (1) (b) The pilot
program is limited to five local education providers or group of providers with
the first cohort of graduates graduating early during the 2021-22 school year
and the last cohort of graduates graduating early during the 2025-26 school
year. EACH YEAR OF THE PROGRAM, a local education provider or a group of
local education providers may apply to the department to participate in the pilot
program. A SCHOOL OR LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER APPROVED BY THE
DEPARTMENT MAY BE ADDED TO AN EXISTING GROUP OF LOCAL EDUCATION
PROVIDERS. The commission shall select pilot program participants, including
a mix of urban, suburban, and rural local education providers. In the pilot
program application, the applicant or applicants shall indicate which high
schools are participating in the pilot program. With approval of the charter
school, a school district that is selected to participate in the pilot program may
also include a charter school authorized by the school district as one of its
designated high schools.
SECTION 19. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-26.3-602, amend (3)
as follows:
24-46.3-602. Definitions. As used in this part 6 and part 7 of this article
46.3, unless the context otherwise requires:
(3) "Incumbent worker" means a worker who qualifies as an incumbent
worker under 20 CFR 680.780 IS CURRENTLY EMPLOYED AND EXPECTS TO
REMAIN EMPLOYED BY THE SAME EMPLOYER DURING AND AFTER PARTICIPATION
IN A TRAINING PROGRAM OR TRAINING OPPORTUNITY.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Finance


Senate Journal, April 19
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-140 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 33, after line 2 insert:

"SECTION 18. Appropriation. (1) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
$6,100,000 is appropriated to the department of labor and employment. This
appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the department
may use this appropriation as follows:
(a) $3,000,000 for state operations and program costs, which amount
is based on an assumption that the division of employment and training will
require an additional 2.5 FTE;
(b) $2,000,000 for the office of future work, which amount is based on
an assumption that the executive director's office will require an additional 1.0
FTE; and
(c) $1,100,000 for the office of new americans, which amount is based
on an assumption that the executive director's office will require an additional
3.4 FTE.
(2) Any money appropriated in this subsection (1) not expended prior
to July 1, 2023, is further appropriated to the department for the 2023-24 state
fiscal year and subsequent fiscal years for the same purpose.
(3) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $11,319 is appropriated to the
legislative department for use by the general assembly. This appropriation is
from the general fund. To implement this act, the general assembly may use this
appropriation for per diem and travel reimbursement expenses.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 1, line 106, strike "AND".

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


Appro-
priations


Senate Journal, April 20
SB22-140 by Senator(s) Coleman; also Representative(s) McLachlan--Concerning the expansion of
experiential learning opportunities through relationships with employers, and, in
connection therewith, establishing a work-based learning incentive program, a digital
navigation program, a career-aligned English as a second language program, a global
talent task force to study in-demand occupations, and making an appropriation.

Amendment No. 1, Business, Labor & Technology Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, March 17, page(s) 432-433 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2, Appropriations Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, April 19, page(s) 786-787 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 3(L.007), by Senator Coleman.

Amend printed bill, page 15, lines 16 and 17, strike "SUBSEQUENT FISCAL
YEARS" and substitute "THE 2023-24 STATE FISCAL YEAR".

Page 19, lines 10 and 11, strike "SUBSEQUENT FISCAL YEARS" and substitute
"THE 2023-24 STATE FISCAL YEAR".

Page 24, lines 20 and 21, strike "SUBSEQUENT FISCAL YEARS" and substitute
"THE 2023-24 STATE FISCAL YEAR".

Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated April 19, 2022, page 1,
line 17, strike "and subsequent fiscal years".


Amendment No. 4(L.008), by Senator Coleman.

Amend printed bill, page 4, line 21, strike "economy." and substitute "economy,
especially in critical and growing industries including construction, education,
health care, and technology.".

Page 9, line 26, after "AREA," insert "A REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP
PROGRAM,".

Page 10, line 5, strike "AND".

Page 10, line 9, strike "SECTION." and substitute "SECTION; AND
(IV) SUPPORT EMPLOYERS IN LEARNING ABOUT THE WORK-BASED
LEARNING QUALITY EXPECTATIONS AND SHARE BEST PRACTICES FOR MEETING
THE WORK-BASED LEARNING QUALITY EXPECTATIONS DEVELOPED IN
SUBSECTION (5) OF THIS SECTION.".

Page 12, line 1, strike "AND".

Page 12, after line 1 insert:
"(g) PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND PLANNING ASSISTANCE TO
EMPLOYERS AND WORK-BASED LEARNING INTERMEDIARIES REGARDING THE
WORK-BASED LEARNING QUALITY EXPECTATIONS DEVELOPED IN SUBSECTION (5)
OF THIS SECTION; AND".

Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.

Page 12, line 18, strike "PROVIDERS OR" and substitute "PROVIDERS,".

Page 12, strike line 19 and substitute "HIGHER EDUCATION, OR OTHER TRAINING
PROVIDERS SUCH AS REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS;".

Page 12, line 21, strike "AND" and strike "EDUCATION" and substitute
"EDUCATION, OR OTHER TRAINING PROVIDERS SUCH AS REGISTERED
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS".

Page 14, line 22, strike "AND".

Page 14, line 24, strike "AND".

Page 14, after line 24 insert:
"(V) ALIGNMENT WITH THE MINIMUM STANDARDS SET BY THE FEDERAL
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OR THE STATE APPRENTICESHIP AGENCY, WHERE
APPLICABLE; AND
(VI) GRADUATION AND COMPLETIONS RATES OF THE PROGRAMS, WHERE
APPLICABLE; AND".

Page 16, line 2, after "COMPUTER" insert "AND TECHNOLOGY".

As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the calendar for third reading and final
passage.

House Journal, May 3
39 SB22-140 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
40 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
41 recommendation:
42
43 Amend reengrossed bill, page 35, line 12, strike "2.5" and substitute
44 "2.3".
45
46 Page 35, line 15, strike "1.0" and substitute "0.9".
47
48 Page 35, line 18, strike "3.4" and substitute "1.9".
49
50

House Journal, May 3
20 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated May 3, 2022, and
21 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May 3,
22 2022.
23
24 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
25 Reading and Final Passage.
26



SB22-145 Resources To Increase Community Safety 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act establishes 3 new grant programs within the division of criminal justice (division) in the department of public safety:

  • A multidisciplinary crime prevention and crisis intervention grant program to award grants to law enforcement, other local governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, community-based organizations, and third-party membership organizations or administrators to identify high-crime areas and to implement crime prevention and intervention strategies in those areas;
  • A law enforcement workforce recruitment, retention, and tuition grant program to award grants to law enforcement agencies to address workforce shortages, improve training, and improve relationships between law enforcement and impacted communities; and
  • A state's mission for assistance in recruitment and training (SMART) policing grant program to increase the number of P.O.S.T.-certified and non-certified law enforcement officers who are representative of the communities they police and provide training for those additional law enforcement officers.

The act directs the executive director of the department of public safety to establish policies and procedures and create advisory committees consisting of diverse members to review applications and make recommendations on who should receive grants and the amount of the grants.

The act requires the division to create a project management team to coordinate grant programs.

The act requires the division to host a statewide forum which may be facilitated by a national criminal justice organization to solicit suggestions on crime prevention measures related to the grant programs.

The act requires the general assembly to appropriate money for the grant programs in the 2022-23 and 2023-24 fiscal years, for the statewide forum in the 2022-23 fiscal year, and for the project management team in the 2022-23 and 2023-24 fiscal years. The act appropriates from the general fund:

  • $300,000 to the division of criminal justice in the department of public safety to implement the act;
  • $7.5 million to the multidisciplinary crime prevention and intervention grant fund;
  • $3.75 million to the law enforcement workforce recruitment, retention, and tuition grant fund; and
  • $3.75 million to the SMART policing grant fund.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 3/3/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
3/29/2022 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/22/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/26/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/27/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
5/3/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/4/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/4/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/6/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/10/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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
5/20/2022 Signed by Governor
5/20/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, March 30
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-145 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 2, strike line 9 and substitute "and crisis intervention
programs;".

Page 2, line 10, after "prevention" insert "and crisis intervention".
Page 3, strike line 8 and substitute "incarceration, and economic factors, due to
various socioeconomic factors which can lead to arrest and incarceration;".

Page 3, line 19, after "prevention" insert "and crisis intervention".

Page 4, line 5, after "and" insert "crisis".

Page 4, strike line 20 and substitute:
"(C) FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED TRIBES WITH JURISDICTION IN
COLORADO;".

Page 4, strike lines 22 through 27 and substitute:
(E) "THIRD-PARTY MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS OR ADMINISTRATORS
ON BEHALF OF ELIGIBLE GRANT RECIPIENTS.
(III) ANY THIRD-PARTY GRANT ADMINISTRATOR SHALL:
(A) BE A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION IN GOOD STANDING WITH THE
SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE;
(B) HAVE EXPERIENCE AS A THIRD-PARTY ADMINISTRATOR FOR A
STATE, MULTISTATE, FEDERAL, OR FOUNDATION GRANT PROGRAM;
(C) BE CAPABLE OF PROVIDING A UNIFIED CASE MANAGEMENT,
FINANCIAL, AND DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM RELATED TO SERVICES AND
PAYMENTS RECEIVED UNDER THE GRANT PROGRAM;
(D) BE CAPABLE OF PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND OTHER
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES TO GRANTEES TO IMPROVE
DELIVERY OF SERVICES, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, OR DATA COLLECTION; AND
(E) HAVE EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCY IN WORKING WITH
UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES, PARTICULARLY COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.
(IV) ELIGIBLE ENTITIES MAY JOINTLY COLLABORATE ON
APPLICATIONS.".

Renumber succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.

Page 5, strike lines 8 and 9 and substitute:
(F) OTHER RESEARCH-INFORMED CRIME AND CRISIS PREVENTION AND
RECIDIVISM REDUCTION PROGRAMS; AND".

Page 5, strike lines 25 and 26 and substitute "DIVISION SHALL WORK TO ENSURE
ELIGIBLE COMMUNITIES ARE INFORMED OF THE EXISTENCE OF THE GRANT
PROGRAM.".

Page 6, line 9, strike "AND".

Page 6, line 13, strike "GRANTS" and substitute "A ONE- OR TWO-YEAR GRANT".

Page 6, line 14, after "GRANTS." add "IF A GRANTEE THAT RECEIVED A
TWO-YEAR GRANT DECIDES NOT TO ACCEPT GRANT FUNDING IN THE SECOND
YEAR, THE DIRECTOR MAY APPORTION THOSE GRANT FUNDS TO OTHER
GRANTEES; AND
(d) IN AWARDING GRANTS, GIVE CONSIDERATION TO APPLICANTS THAT
ARE CULTURALLY COMPETENT, GENDER-RESPONSIVE, AND REPRESENTATIVE OF
THE INDIVIDUALS THE APPLICANT GENERALLY SEEKS TO SERVE WITH THE
GRANT.".

Page 6, line 17, after the period insert "THE DIRECTOR SHALL ENSURE THAT THE
COMPOSITION OF THE COMMITTEE IS RACIALLY, ETHNICALLY, AND
GEOGRAPHICALLY DIVERSE AND REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COMMUNITIES WHERE
CRIME IS DISPROPORTIONATELY HIGH.".

Page 6, line 18, strike "ELEVEN" and substitute "THIRTEEN".

Page 6, line 26, strike "POLICY;" and substitute "POLICY AND RESEARCH OR
EVALUATION OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES THAT REDUCE CRIME
AND VIOLENCE;".

Page 7, after line 1 insert:
"(C) A MEMBER OF LAW ENFORCEMENT FROM A COMMUNITY OF OVER
FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND RESIDENTS;".
Reletter succeeding sub-subparagraphs accordingly.

Page 7, strike line 3 and substitute "BETWEEN FIFTY THOUSAND AND FOUR
HUNDRED THOUSAND RESIDENTS;".

Page 7, before line 7, insert:
(F) A MEMBER WHO REPRESENTS A FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED TRIBE WITH
JURISDICTION IN COLORADO;".

Reletter succeeding sub-subparagraphs accordingly.

Page 7, strike line 8 and substitute "13-90-107 (1)(k)(II), WITH EXPERIENCE IN
PROVIDING CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE SERVICES IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR OR
A REPRESENTATIVE FROM A COMMUNITY-BASED VICTIM SERVICES
ORGANIZATION THAT SPECIALIZES IN SERVING VICTIMS OF COLOR;".

Page 7, line 10, strike "HEALTH-CARE;" and substitute "HEALTH CARE WITH
EXPERIENCE IN PROVIDING CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE CARE IN COMMUNITIES OF
COLOR AND UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS;".

Page 7, strike line 12, and substitute "SPECIALIZING IN DIVERTING INDIVIDUALS
FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM WITH EXPERIENCE IN PROVIDING
CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE SERVICES IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND
UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS;".

Page 7, strike lines 13 and 14.

Page 7, strike line 15 and substitute:
"(J) A MEMBER WHO SPECIALIZES IN VIOLENCE PREVENTION, INCLUDING
IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS; AND
(K) A COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE.".

Page 7, strike lines 24 through 27 and substitute:
(d) IF NECESSARY, IN EACH FISCAL YEAR THE DIVISION MAY RELEASE UP
TO TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL YEARLY GRANT AWARD TO A GRANTEE
TO BE USED FOR GRANTEE START-UP EXPENSES NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE
GRANTS, INCLUDING HIRING PROGRAM STAFF, ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES, OR
OTHER ALLOWABLE EXPENSES DETERMINED BY THE DIVISION AND DOCUMENTED
BY THE APPLICANT. APPLICANTS MUST NOT USE MORE THEN TEN PERCENT OF
THE TOTAL YEARLY GRANT AWARD FOR ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS.".

Page 8, strike lines 1 and 2.

Page 8, line 18, after "(c)" insert "(I)".

Page 8, after line 21 insert:
"(II) EACH YEAR, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHALL AWARD GRANTS
FROM THE GRANT PROGRAM OF NOT LESS THAN TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED
THOUSAND DOLLARS IN TOTAL TO:
(A) LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, INCLUDING TRIBAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES; OR
(B) COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS, INCLUDING LOCAL
HEALTH OR HUMAN SERVICE AGENCIES.
(III) EACH YEAR, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHALL AWARD GRANTS
FROM THE GRANT PROGRAM OF NOT LESS THAN TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED
THOUSAND DOLLARS IN TOTAL TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS.
(IV) EACH YEAR, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAY AWARD GRANTS FROM
THE MONEY REMAINING AFTER THE MONEY IS AWARDED PURSUANT TO
SUBSECTIONS (4)(c)(II) AND (4)(c)(III) OF THIS SECTION TO THE ENTITIES
IDENTIFIED IN THOSE SUBSECTIONS. FOR GRANTS AWARDED PURSUANT TO THIS
SUBSECTION (4)(c)(IV), THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHALL GIVE PREFERENCE TO
APPLICATION IN WHICH TWO OR MORE ELIGIBLE ENTITIES COLLABORATED.".

Page 9, line 2, after the second "A" insert "NARRATIVE AND FINANCIAL".

Page 9, line 3, strike "UTILIZED" and substitute "UTILIZED, INCLUDING DATA
AND OTHER INFORMATION RELEVANT TO THE PERFORMANCE METRICS
ESTABLISHED IN SUBSECTION (2) OF THIS SECTION,".

Page 9, line 17, strike "AND".

Page 9, line 19, strike "OFFICERS." and substitute "OFFICERS; AND
(III) IMPROVE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND
IMPACTED COMMUNITIES.".

Page 9, strike line 22 and substitute "MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES, TRIBAL
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES THAT SERVE FEWER THAN FIFTY".

Page 9, line 23, strike "RESIDENTS;" and substitute "RESIDENTS, AND
THIRD-PARTY MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS ON BEHALF OF A LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCY;".

Page 11, line 3, strike "HEALTH" and substitute "HEALTH, IMPLICIT BIAS,
CULTURAL COMPETENCY, CRITICAL INCIDENT, DE-ESCALATION, AND TRAUMA
RECOVERY".

Page 11, line 4, strike "AND".

Page 11, line 6, strike "OFFICERS." and substitute "OFFICERS; AND
(V) INCREASE ACTIVITIES INTENDED TO FOSTER A MORE POSITIVE
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND IMPACTED COMMUNITIES.".

Page 12, line 2, strike "APPLICATIONS" and substitute "APPLICATIONS,
PERFORMANCE METRICS THAT GRANTEES WILL BE EXPECTED TO PROVIDE, DATA
AND OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION REQUIRED AS PART OF THEIR GRANT
REPORT DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (5) OF THIS SECTION,".

Page 12, line 16, strike "AND".

Page 12, line 22, strike "TRAINER." and substitute "TRAINER; AND
(d) DEVELOP GOALS FOR FOSTERING BETTER RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND IMPACTED COMMUNITIES.".

Page 12, line 25, after the period insert "THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHALL
ENSURE THAT THE COMPOSITION OF THE COMMITTEE IS RACIALLY, ETHNICALLY,
AND GEOGRAPHICALLY DIVERSE AND REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COMMUNITIES
WHERE CRIME IS DISPROPORTIONATELY HIGH." and strike "TEN" and substitute
"TWELVE".

Page 13, line 11, strike "ISSUES;" and substitute "ISSUES, WITH EXPERIENCE IN
PROVIDING CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE CARE IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND
UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS;".

Page 13, line13, strike "13-90-107 (1)(k)(II);" and substitute "13-90-107
(1)(k)(II), WITH EXPERIENCE IN PROVIDING CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE SERVICES
IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, OR A REPRESENTATIVE FROM A COMMUNITY-BASED
VICTIM SERVICES ORGANIZATION THAT SPECIALIZES IN SERVING VICTIMS OF
COLOR;".

Page 13, line 18, strike "AND".

Page 13, after line 20 insert:
"(H) A REPRESENTATIVE OF A FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED TRIBE WITH
JURISDICTION IN COLORADO; AND
(I) A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE COLORADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SYSTEM;".

Page 14, line 11, strike "AND".

Page 14, line 12, strike "ENDS." and substitute "ENDS; AND
(IV) IF THE GRANT INCLUDES ACTIVITIES THAT ARE LIKELY TO FOSTER
A MORE POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE
IMPACTED COMMUNITY.".

Page 15, line 12, after "A" insert "FINANCIAL AND NARRATIVE".

Page 15, line 13, strike "UTILIZED." and substitute "UTILIZED, INCLUDING DATA
AND OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION ON PERFORMANCE METRICS DESCRIBED IN
SUBSECTION (2) OF THIS SECTION.".

Page 16, line 10, strike "CENSUS." and substitute "CENSUS AND TRIBAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND THIRD-PARTY MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS ON
BEHALF OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.".

Page 17, line 18, strike "APPLICATIONS" and substitute "APPLICATIONS,
PERFORMANCE METRICS THAT GRANTEES WILL BE EXPECTED TO PROVIDE, DATA,
AND OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION AS PART OF THEIR GRANT REPORT
DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (5) OF THIS SECTION.".

Page 20, line 5, before "REPORT", insert "NARRATIVE AND FINANCIAL".

After "AND" insert "CRISIS" on Page 4, lines 8 and 11; Page 5, line 1; Page 6,
lines 11 and 16; and Page 8, line 4.


Local
Government

Senate Journal, April 26
SB22-145 by Senator(s) Buckner and Cooke; also Representative(s) Valdez A.--Concerning measures
to provide resources to increase community safety.

Amendment No. 1, Local Government Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, March 30, page(s) 529-533 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2, Appropriations Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, April 22, page(s) 848-849 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 3(L.016), by Senator Cooke.

Amend printed bill, page 13, strike lines 14 and 15.

Reletter succeeding sub-subparagraphs accordingly.

Page 13, after line 20 insert:
"(III) A MEMBER OF THE COLORADO PEACE OFFICERS STANDARDS AND
TRAINING UNIT IN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE APPOINTED BY THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL;"

Renumber succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.

Amendment No. 4(L.017), by Senator Buckner.

Amend printed bill, page 20, line 22, strike "22-___," and substitute "22-145,".

Page 21, line 11, strike "22-___," and substitute "22-145,".

Page 21, line 27, strike "22-___," and substitute "22-145,".

Amendment No. 5(L.018), by Senator Buckner.

Amend the Local Government Committee Report, dated March 29, 2022, page
5, line 1, strike ""RESIDENTS, AND" and substitute ""RESIDENTS;".

Page 5, line 3, strike "AGENCY;"." and substitute "AGENCY; AND ANY STATE
INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 23-18-102 (10),
THAT OPERATES A LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY:".".


As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the calendar for third reading and final
passage.




SB22-165 Colorado Career Advisor Training Program 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act creates the Colorado career advisor training program in the department of education to provide training programs and courses to Colorado career advisors. The department of education, in coordination with the department of higher education, department of labor and employment, Colorado workforce development council, and the Colorado community college system, administers the program.

The act appropriates $1 million from the general fund to the department of education.


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

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
Amendments:

House Journal, April 27
10 SB22-165 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
11 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
12 recommendation:
13
14 Amend reengrossed bill, page 4, strike lines 11 through 16 and substitute:
15
16 "SECTION 3. Appropriation. For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
17 $1,000,000 is appropriated to the department of education for the use by
18 the office of postsecondary and workforce readiness. This appropriation
19 is from the general fund. To implement this act, the department may use
20 this appropriation for the Colorado career advisor training program and
21 to contract for implementation of such program.".
22
23

House Journal, May 3
5 SB22-165 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
6 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
7 recommendation:
8
9 Amend the Education Committee Report, dated April 27, 2022, strike
10 lines 2 through 7 and substitute:
11
12 ""SECTION 3. Appropriation. For the 2022-23 state fiscal
13 year, $1,000,000 is appropriated to the department of education. This
14 appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the
15 department may use this appropriation for the Colorado career advisor
16 training program.".".
17
18

House Journal, May 3
49 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated May 3, 2022, and
50 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May 3,
51 2022.
52
53 Amendment No. 2, Education Report, dated April 27, 2022, and placed
54 in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 27,
55 2022.
1 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
2 Reading and Final Passage.
3



SB22-172 Colorado Rural Health-care Workforce Initiative 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act establishes the Colorado rural health-care workforce initiative (initiative) to expand the number of health-care professionals practicing in Colorado's rural or frontier counties. As part of the initiative, an institution of higher education (institution) is authorized to establish and operate a health-care professionals rural track within any health-care professional education program offered by the institution.

A rural track must set aside seats in its health-care professional education program for students who express an interest in studying and working in a rural or frontier county, offer didactic curriculum related to practicing the health-care discipline in rural or frontier counties, place students in rural or frontier counties for hands-on instruction and training, and award scholarships to students in the rural track. In order to receive a scholarship, a student must commit to working as a health-care professional in a rural or frontier county for 2 years after completing education and training.

The rural office at the university of Colorado's school of medicine (rural program office) provides technical assistance to the institutions operating a rural track regarding recruiting and admitting students committed to working in rural areas and identifying rural or frontier counties in which students may be placed for clinical training. The rural program office also facilitates, arranges, or advises an institution about arranging housing for students placed in a rural or frontier county. The rural program office must provide, without charge, to institutions operating a rural track, didactic curriculum related to practicing in rural or frontier counties. The act requires the rural program office to annually evaluate the effectiveness of the initiative and report to the general assembly's education committees about the initiative.

The act requires the department of higher education (department) to enter into limited purpose fee-for-service contracts to provide funding for the rural program office to carry out its duties related to the initiative. The department is also required to enter into limited purpose fee-for-service contracts with institution governing boards to operate a rural track in programs specified in the act. The department is required to allocate money to Colorado mountain college to establish a rural track in its nursing program.

The act appropriates $1,200,000 to the department from the general fund for fee-for-service contracts and allocations for the initiative.


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

Status: 3/23/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/11/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended 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
5/4/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
5/6/2022 House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/6/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/6/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/9/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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
6/1/2022 Signed by Governor
6/1/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, April 12
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-172 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill page 4, line 5, after "TRACK" insert "OR PROGRAM".

Page 8, line 1, strike "25." and substitute "25 OR FOR THE DENTAL LOAN
REPAYMENT PROGRAM DESCRIBED IN ARTICLE 23 OF TITLE 25.".

Page 9, strike lines 3 through 8 and substitute:
"(b) THE RURAL PROGRAM OFFICE MAY COLLABORATE WITH THE
COLORADO AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS, THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT, A STATEWIDE ORGANIZATION OF HOSPITALS, AND
THE COLORADO RURAL HEALTH CENTER TO ASSESS UNMET RURAL COMMUNITY
HEALTH-CARE PRIORITY NEEDS, COLLECT DATA TO SUPPORT THE ASSESSMENT,
AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR FUNDING TO
SUPPORT ADDING MORE SCHOOLS, PROGRAMS, AND HEALTH-CARE
PROFESSIONALS TO MEET THAT NEED. THE RURAL PROGRAM OFFICE MAY
INCLUDE THE RECOMMENDATIONS IN ITS ANNUAL REPORT.".

Page 10, line 24, before "SCHOOL" insert "IN ITS DOCTOR OF MEDICINE PROGRAM
IN THE".

Page 11, line 3, strike "AND".

Page 11, after line 3, insert:
"(IX) COLORADO MOUNTAIN COLLEGE, IN ITS NURSING PROGRAM;
(X) FORT LEWIS COLLEGE, IN ITS NURSING PROGRAM OPERATED IN
AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO NURSING PROGRAM; AND".

Renumber succeeding subparagraph accordingly.

Page 11, strike lines 6 through 8 and substitute:
"(A) MORGAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, IN ITS NURSING PROGRAM; AND
(B) TRINIDAD STATE COLLEGE, IN ITS NURSING PROGRAM.".


Health &
Human
Services

Senate Journal, May 3
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-172 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar.
Amend printed bill, page 9, strike lines 26 and 27 and substitute:
"23-76.5-105. Initiative funding - fee for service contracts - repeal.
(1) SUBJECT TO AVAILABLE APPROPRIATIONS, THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER
EDUCATION SHALL ENTER INTO A LIMITED PURPOSE FEE-FOR-SERVICE CONTRACT
WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER PURSUANT TO
SECTION 23-18-308 TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE RURAL PROGRAM OFFICE TO
CARRY OUT ITS DUTIES DESCRIBED IN SECTION 23-76.5-103. THE FUNDING FOR
THE RURAL PROGRAM OFFICE MAY BE INCLUDED IN A SINGLE FEE-FOR-SERVICE
CONTRACT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (2) OF THIS SECTION.
(2) SUBJECT TO AVAILABLE APPROPRIATIONS, THE DEPARTMENT OF
HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL ENTER INTO A LIMITED PURPOSE FEE-FOR-SERVICE
CONTRACT WITH THE GOVERNING BOARDS OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING
INSTITUTIONS, EXCEPT FOR COLORADO MOUNTAIN COLLEGE, FOR ALLOCATION
TO EACH PROGRAM".

Page 10, strike lines 1 through 10.

Page 10, line 24, strike "AND".

Page 10, strike line 26 and substitute "PROGRAM; AND
(C) AT THE HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER CAMPUS, IN ITS PHYSICIAN
ASSISTANTS PROGRAM IN THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE;".

Page 11, after line 8 insert:
"(b) (I) SUBJECT TO AVAILABLE APPROPRIATIONS, THE DEPARTMENT OF
HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL ALLOCATE MONEY TO COLORADO MOUNTAIN
COLLEGE TO ESTABLISH A RURAL TRACK IN ITS NURSING PROGRAM.".

Page 11, line 9, strike "(b)" and substitute "(II)".

Page 11, line 10, after "INSTITUTION" insert "AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER
EDUCATION SHALL NOT ENTER INTO A LIMITED PURPOSE FEE-FOR-SERVICE
CONTRACT WITH A GOVERNING BOARD OR ALLOCATE MONEY TO AN
INSTITUTION".

Page 11, line 12, strike "(c) THIS SUBSECTION (2)" and substitute:
"(III) THIS SUBSECTION (2)(b)".

Page 11, after line 12, insert:
"SECTION 3. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-18-308, add (1)(j) as
follows:
23-18-308. Fee-for-service contracts - limited purpose - repeal.
(1) Subject to available appropriations, the department shall enter into
fee-for-service contracts for the following purposes:
(j) THE COLORADO RURAL HEALTH-CARE WORKFORCE INITIATIVE
ESTABLISHED IN ARTICLE 76.5 OF THIS TITLE 23, INCLUDING FOR HEALTH-CARE
PROFESSIONALS RURAL TRACKS AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND
ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS AND EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO'S SCHOOL OF MEDICINE'S RURAL PROGRAM.
SECTION 4. Appropriation. (1) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
$1,135,000 is appropriated to the department of higher education. This
appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the department
may use this appropriation for the college opportunity fund program to be used
for limited purpose fee-for-service contracts with state institutions.
(2) For the FY 2022-23 state fiscal year $1,135,000 is appropriated to
the department of higher education. This appropriation is from reappropriated
funds received from the limited purpose fee-for-service contracts with state
institutions under subsection (1) of this section. To implement this act, the
department may use this appropriation as follows:
(a) $65,000 for the trustees of Adams state university for allocation to
its nursing program;
(b) $65,000 for the trustees of Colorado Mesa university for allocation
to its nursing program;
(c) $65,000 for the trustees of Metropolitan state university of Denver
for allocation to its nursing program;
(d) $65,000 for the trustees of Western Colorado university for
allocation to its behavioral science in rural community health program;
(e) $65,000 for the board of governors of the Colorado state university
system for allocation to Colorado state university Pueblo for its school of
nursing;
(f) $65,000 for the trustees of Fort Lewis college for allocation to its
nursing program;
(g) $550,000 for the regents of the university of Colorado, which
amount includes $225,000 for allocation to the health sciences center for the
rural program office, $65,000 for allocation to the health sciences center for the
school of dental medicine, $65,000 for allocation to the health sciences center
for the school of medicine for the doctor of medicine program, $65,000 for
allocation to the health sciences center for the school of medicine for the
physician assistant program, $65,000 for allocation to the Colorado Springs
campus for its nursing program, and $65,000 for allocation to the Colorado
school of public health operated by the university of Colorado, Colorado state
university, and the university of Northern Colorado;
(h) $65,000 for the university of Northern Colorado for allocation to its
school of nursing; and
(i) $130,000 for the state board for community colleges and
occupational education state system community colleges, which amount
includes $65,000 for allocation to Morgan community college for its nursing
program and $65,000 for allocation to Trinidad state college for its nursing
program.
(3) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $65,000 is appropriated to the
department of higher education. This appropriation is from the general fund. To
implement this act, the department may use this appropriation for Colorado
mountain college for allocation to its nursing program.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 1, line 103, strike "AREAS." and substitute "AREAS, AND, IN CONNECTION
THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".


Appro-
priations




SB22-181 Behavioral Health-care Workforce 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act requires the behavioral health administration (BHA) in the department of human services (department) to create and implement a behavioral health-care provider workforce plan on or before September 1, 2022.

The plan must:

  • Include recruitment methods to increase and diversify the behavioral health-care provider workforce;
  • Require the BHA to partner with the department of higher education to better prepare the future behavioral health-care provider workforce for public sector service, to develop paid job shadowing and internship opportunities, and to develop partnerships with learning facilities and training centers;
  • Include strategies for the BHA to work with community colleges and other institutions of higher education to recruit residents of health professional shortage areas, with the goal of educating these individuals in behavioral health-care fields so that they will return to practice in areas of need;
  • In collaboration with institutions of higher education, the community college system, the department of higher education, and the work force development council, create a new program to help behavioral health-care providers advance in their respective fields;
  • Require the BHA to expand the peer support professional workforce;
  • Include proposals to work with law enforcement organizations to cross-train first responders in behavioral health, increase cultural competencies, and reduce the stigma of receiving mental health services; and
  • Through an interagency agreement with other state agencies, raise awareness among health-care providers concerning opportunities to invest in and strengthen their behavioral health-care staff.

The act requires the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies (DORA) to make recommendations to expand the portability of existing credentialing requirements and behavioral health-care practice through telehealth.

The act requires the BHA to:

  • In collaboration with DORA, establish workforce standards that strengthen the behavioral health-care provider workforce and increase opportunities for unlicensed behavioral health-care providers;
  • Work with other state agencies to reduce the administrative burden across agencies to ensure behavioral health-care providers have additional time to focus on patient care;
  • Collaborate with other state agencies on behavioral health-care issues;
  • Use the learning management system to develop and implement a comprehensive, collaborative, and cross-system training certification and training curriculum of evidence-based treatment and evidence-based criminal justice approaches for behavioral health-care providers working in programs to obtain a criminal justice treatment provider endorsement; and
  • Develop methods to strengthen Colorado's current behavioral health-care provider workforce.

In 2023 and 2024, the department is required to provide an overview of the BHA's progress toward addressing the behavioral health-care provider workforce shortage during the hearings held prior to the regular session of the general assembly under the "SMART Act".

On or before January 1, 2023, and January 1, 2024, the community college system is required to submit a report to the BHA that includes a summary of the behavioral health career pathway and it implementation.

Pursuant to the relief authorized by the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, for the 2022-23 state fiscal year, the act, appropriates the following amounts from the behavioral and mental health cash fund for the purposes of the act:

  • $36,806,984 to the department for use by the BHA;
  • $20,000,000 to the department of public health and environment for use by the primary care office to provide loan repayment and scholarships for behavioral health-care providers and candidates for licensure who are participating in the Colorado health service corps; and
  • $15,193,018 to the department of higher education.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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

SB22-192 Opportunities For Credential Attainment 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The act requires:

  • The department of higher education (department), in consultation with state institutions of higher education (institutions) and a business organization or industry representative, to develop and implement a process that encourages institutions to identify incremental achievements on the path to degree completion, organize stackable credentials, and identify how credentials may be evaluated and then may become stacked into stackable credential pathways to provide increased access to employment and may result in a degree;
  • The department to facilitate the creation of stackable credential pathways for at least 3 growing industries by January 1, 2024, and at least 2 more growing industries by January 1, 2025;
  • The general assembly to appropriate $1 million to the department from the workers, employers, and workforce centers cash fund for the 2022-23 fiscal year; and
  • The department of higher education to submit a report to the education committees regarding implementation of the act that includes data collected by institutions to measure the total number of credits, credentials, certificates, and professional licenses earned in each pathway at each institution and the funding allocated and distributed to implement the act.

The act requires the department to allocate and disburse funds to community and technical colleges and local district colleges to fund student access to nondegree credential programs. The general assembly is required to appropriate $1.8 million to the department for this purpose for the 2022-23 fiscal year.

The act requires the general assembly to appropriate $800,000 to the department of education for the adult education and literacy grant program for the 2022-23 fiscal year.


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

Status: 3/29/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/14/2022 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 Unamended to Appropriations
5/2/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/2/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/3/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/4/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Not Repassed
5/4/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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
5/26/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, April 18
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-192 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 3, after line 1 insert:
"(e) The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated workforce challenges and
institutions of higher education were required to pivot and accelerate a response
to workforce demands by creating short-term programs to respond to immediate
workforce needs. There is a continued need to ensure that these short-term
programs have value and transparency and can be incorporated into degree
pathways to best serve learner and earner needs;".

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 5, line 11, strike "INSTITUTIONS," and substitute "INSTITUTIONS AND AT
LEAST ONE BUSINESS ORGANIZATION OR REPRESENTATIVE OF INDUSTRY,".

Page 5, strike lines 22 through 27 and substitute:
"(a) EVALUATE THE QUALITY OF NONDEGREE CREDENTIALS THAT ARE
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE THAT LEAD TO IN-DEMAND LIVING WAGE JOBS
IDENTIFIED IN THE MOST RECENT COLORADO TALENT REPORT AND RESPOND TO
CRITICAL JOB SHORTAGES IN COLORADO. THE DEPARTMENT, IN COLLABORATION
WITH INSTITUTIONS, SHALL EVALUATE THE QUALITY OF NONDEGREE
CREDENTIALS USING THE FRAMEWORK AND PROCESS CREATED IN THIS
SUBSECTION (2) AND INFORMED BY ONE OR MORE QUALITY STANDARDS
FRAMEWORKS DEVELOPED BY NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.".
Page 6, strike lines 1 and 2.

Page 8, line 5, after "SECTION." insert "THE DEPARTMENT SHALL SPEND OR
OBLIGATE ANY MONEY BY DECEMBER 31, 2024. ANY MONEY OBLIGATED BY
DECEMBER 31, 2024, MUST BE EXPENDED BY DECEMBER 31, 2026.".

Page 9, line 15, strike "SECTION 23-60-205." and substitute "SECTION 23-60-205
OR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION THAT OFFER CAREER AND TECHNICAL
EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ASSOCIATE DEGREES."

Page 11, after line 18 insert:
"SECTION 4. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-3.3-1006, amend
(1)(a)(I) as follows:
23-3.3-1006. Colorado opportunity scholarship initiative - federal
money - institutional allocations - purposes - reporting - rules - definitions
- repeal. (1) As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) "Eligible student" means an undergraduate, in-state student who:
(I) Earned some postsecondary credits from a public or private higher
education institution but did not complete a credential REQUIRING THIRTY
CREDITS OR MORE before deciding not to enroll for two or more consecutive
semesters; or".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.


Education


House Journal, May 2
26 SB22-192 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
27 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
28 recommendation:
29
30 Amend reengrossed bill, page 13, line 7, strike "C.R.S." and substitute
31 "C.R.S., and is of money that originates from the general fund.".
32
33 Page 13, after line 8 insert:
34 "(4) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $475,275 is appropriated
35 to the department of higher education, which amount is based on an
36 assumption that the department will require an additional 1.5 FTE. This
37 appropriation is from reappropriated funds in the credentials to support
38 Colorado jobs cash fund under subsection (3) of this section. To
39 implement this act, the department may use the appropriation for
40 development and implementation of stackable credentials.".
41
42

House Journal, May 2
23 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated May 2, 2022, and placed
24 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May 2, 2022.
25
26 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Esgar.
27
28 Amend reengrossed bill, page 8, strike lines 15 through 17 and substitute
29 "SECTION.".
30
31 Page 8, strike lines 24 through 27.
32
33 Page 9, strike lines 1 and 2.
34
35 Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.
36
37 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Esgar.
38
39 Amend reengrossed bill, page 9, after line 13, insert:
40
41 "(8) (a) NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SUPERCEDES OR REPLACES THE
42 CURRICULUM OR PROGRAM STANDARDS OF A CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
43 REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM THAT IS REGISTERED AND
44 APPROVED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OR THE STATE
45 APPRENTICESHIP AGENCY.
46 (b) NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SUPERCEDES OR REPLACES ANY
47 STATUTORY OR REGULATORY TRAINING REQUIREMENT FOR A
48 PROFESSIONAL LICENSE OR CREDENTIAL REGULATED BY THE DEPARTMENT
49 OF REGULATORY AGENCIES.".
50
51 Renumber succeeding subsection accordingly.
52
53 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
54 Reading and Final Passage.



SB22-232 Creation Of Colorado Workforce Housing Trust Authority 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 11 2022
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(28) in house calendar.
Summary:

The act creates the middle-income housing authority (authority) for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, rehabilitating, owning, operating, and financing affordable rental housing projects for middle-income workforce housing. The authority is governed by a board of directors composed of appointees by the governor with the consent of the senate. The bill specifies requirements governing the appointment of board members and other administrative details. The board must solicit project proposals by October 1, 2022. Rental units in affordable rental housing projects must provide middle-income workforce housing with stable rents.

The authority is a "public entity" and is a "special purpose authority" for the purpose of TABOR.

The authority is authorized to exercise the powers necessary to acquire, construct, rehabilitate, own, operate, and finance affordable rental housing projects, including but not limited to:

  • The power to issue bonds in connection with its affordable rental housing projects payable solely from revenues from affordable rental housing projects and with no recourse to the state;
  • The power to enter into public-private partnerships and to contract with experienced real estate professionals to develop and operate affordable rental housing projects;
  • The power to employ its own personnel or contract with public or private entities, or both, for services necessary or convenient to the conduct of all of the authority's activities;
  • To provide assistance to tenants in its rental housing to enable a transition to home ownership; and
  • To establish one or more controlled entities to carry out its activities.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 4/26/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/3/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs 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
5/10/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/10/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/10/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/11/2022 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/11/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/25/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/25/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/3/2022 Signed by Governor
6/3/2022 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, May 3
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-232 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 3, strike lines 13 through 19.

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 4, lines 17 and 18, strike "ESPECIALLY IN OUR TREASURED HERITAGE
NEIGHBORHOODS,".

Page 5, line 8, strike "INTEREST," and substitute "INTEREST".

Page 5, strike lines 9 through 11, and substitute "AND IS A MATTER OF
STATEWIDE CONCERN. THE ACTIVITIES".

Page 5, lines 18 and 19, strike "A PROJECT" and substitute "REAL PROPERTY
THAT HAS THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF PROVIDING RENTAL HOUSING FOR
MIDDLE-INCOME INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES, WHICH PROPERTY IS".

Page 6, after line 10 insert:

"(7) "MIDDLE-INCOME INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES" MEANS, ONLY FOR
PURPOSES OF THIS PART 11, INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES WITH INCOME LEVELS
DESCRIBED IN SECTION 29-4-1107 (1)(c)(I), AS MODIFIED, IN EXCEPTIONAL
CIRCUMSTANCES, BY THE BOARD PURSUANT TO SECTION 29-4-1107 (2)(c).".

Page 6, line 21, strike "ELEVEN" and substitute "THIRTEEN".

Page 7, line 8, strike "SERVE ON THE BOARD" and substitute "BE THE
DIRECTOR".

Page 7, line 14, strike "WORKS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF WORKFORCE HOUSING;
AND" and substitute "HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE DEVELOPING HOUSING AT
EIGHTY PERCENT TO ONE HUNDRED PERCENT AREA MEDIAN INCOME;".

Page 7, line 16, strike "DESIGNEE." and substitute "DESIGNEE; AND".

Page 7, after line 16 insert:

"(F) BE THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF HOUSING ESTABLISHED IN
SECTION 24-32-704, OR THE DIRECTOR'S DESIGNEE.".

Page 7, line 20, strike "THREE" and substitute "FOUR".

Page 7, line 21, strike "THREE" and substitute "FOUR".

Page 10, line 18, after "(11)" insert "(a)".

Page 11, after line 6 insert:

"(b) PROPERTY SOLD BY THE AUTHORITY OR OTHERWISE NOT OWNED BY
THE AUTHORITY, A CONTROLLED ENTITY, OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY
EXEMPT FROM TAXATION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ALL TAXATION AND
ASSESSMENTS IMPOSED BY THE STATE, A CITY, A COUNTY, A CITY AND COUNTY,
ANY OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE, OR A LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL
ENTITY.".

Page 11, line 11, after "(13)" insert "(a)".

Page 11, after line 19 insert:

"(b) ON A QUARTERLY BASIS, THE AUTHORITY SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT
TO THE GOVERNOR, TO THE STATE AUDITOR, AND TO THE SENATE COMMITTEES
ON FINANCE AND HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OR ANY SUCCESSOR
COMMITTEE, AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEES ON FINANCE,
HEALTH AND INSURANCE AND PUBLIC AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND HUMAN
SERVICES OR ANY SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES. ANY DEVELOPER OR OPERATOR OF
AN AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT MUST PROVIDE TO THE AUTHORITY
INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THIS SUBSECTION (13)(b). THE REPORT SHALL
INCLUDE FOR EACH AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT:
(I) THE NUMBER OF UNITS DEVELOPED AND MUST SPECIFY AT WHAT
AREA MEDIAN INCOME LEVELS;
(II) THE NUMBER OF UNITS OCCUPIED;
(III) THE AVERAGE AREA MEDIAN INCOME BEING SERVED;
(IV) THE ACTUAL RENTS CHARGED FOR EACH UNIT;
(V) ACTUAL INCOMES OF HOUSEHOLDS RESIDING WITHIN THE UNITS
AND LENGTH OF OCCUPANCY;
(VI) THE AVERAGE MARKET RENT FOR A UNIT OF THE SAME TYPE, SIZE,
AND AMENITIES PRIOR TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AFFORDABLE RENTAL
HOUSING PROJECT; AND
(VII) THE AVERAGE MARKET RENT FOR A UNIT OF THE SAME TYPE, SIZE,
AND AMENITIES AFTER ONE YEAR OF OCCUPANCY OF AT LEAST 50% OF THE
UNITS DEVELOPED IN THE AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT, AND FOR
EACH YEAR THEREAFTER.".

Page 13, line 12, strike "PART 11;" and substitute "PART 11. NOTHING IN THIS
SUBSECTION (1)(m) GRANTS THE AUTHORITY THE POWER TO REDEFINE TERMS
THAT ARE ALREADY DEFINED IN THIS PART 11.".
Page 15, line 24, strike "ACTIVITIES;" and substitute "ACTIVITIES. THE
AUTHORITY SHALL HIRE FULL-TIME STAFF WHO ARE FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES OF
THE AUTHORITY AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC MEETING
LAWS AND OPEN RECORDS REQUESTS, AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT
PROPOSAL SOLICITATION AND REVIEW, AND REPORTING.".

Page 17, line 5, after "PROPOSALS" insert "AS PART OF AN INITIAL PILOT
PROGRAM".

Page 17, line 8, after the period add "THE AUTHORITY MAY CONTINUE TO
SOLICIT PROPOSALS AS PART OF THE INITIAL PILOT PROGRAM; EXCEPT THAT THE
AUTHORITY SHALL SELECT PROPOSED AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECTS
THAT WILL DEVELOP AN AGGREGATE OF NOT MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND FIVE
HUNDRED UNITS. AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECTS SELECTED IN THE
INITIAL PILOT PROGRAM MUST HAVE GEOGRAPHIC, INCOME, AND PROJECT-SIZE
DIVERSITY AND BE PROPOSED BY A VARIETY OF DEVELOPER ENTITIES INCLUDING
NONPROFITS, HOUSING AUTHORITIES, FOR-PROFIT DEVELOPERS, OR LOCAL
GOVERNMENTS.".

Page 17, line 9, strike "THE" and substitute "SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF
SUBSECTION (1)(a) OF THIS SECTION, THE".

Page 17, line 20, after the period add "THE AUTHORITY'S OVERALL PORTFOLIO
OF AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECTS MUST MAINTAIN THAT EIGHTY
PERCENT ARE NEW BUILD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.".

Page 18, strike lines 6 through 19 and substitute "FAMILIES WITH ANNUAL
INCOME OF THE HOUSEHOLD BETWEEN EIGHTY PERCENT AND ONE HUNDRED
TWENTY PERCENT OF THE AREA MEDIAN INCOME OF THE HOUSEHOLDS OF THAT
SIZE IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT IS
LOCATED; EXCEPT THAT, FOR MIDDLE-INCOME INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES
RESIDING IN A RURAL RESORT COUNTY, THE ANNUAL INCOME OF THE
HOUSEHOLD SHALL BE BETWEEN EIGHTY PERCENT AND ONE HUNDRED FORTY
PERCENT OF THE AREA MEDIAN INCOME OF THE HOUSEHOLDS OF THAT SIZE IN
THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT IS
LOCATED;".

Page 18, line 23, strike "AND".

Page 18, strike lines 24 through 27 and substitute:
"(IV) PROVIDES FOR THE LONG-TERM AFFORDABILITY OF RENTAL UNITS;
(V) HAS MINIMAL NEGATIVE IMPACT ON EXISTING OR PLANNED
AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS IN THE STATE, WHICH IMPACTS SHALL BE
EVALUATED BY THE AUTHORITY IN CONSULTATION WITH OTHER HOUSING
AUTHORITIES, NONPROFITS, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, OR ANY OTHER APPLICABLE
ENTITY;
(VI) TARGETS A DIVERSE RANGE OF INCOME LEVELS AND PROPOSES AT
LEAST TWENTY PERCENT OF THE RENTAL UNITS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES
WITH ANNUAL INCOME OF THE HOUSEHOLD AT EIGHTY PERCENT OF THE AREA
MEDIAN INCOME OF HOUSEHOLDS OF THAT SIZE IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE
HOUSING IS LOCATED OR DEMONSTRABLY TARGETS THE LOWEST POSSIBLE AREA
MEDIAN INCOME GIVEN THE PROPOSED SCOPE OF THE DEVELOPMENT; AND
(VII) PROMOTES MIXED-INCOME DEVELOPMENT WHERE A PERCENTAGE
OF UNITS, PROPORTIONAL TO THE LOCAL DEMONSTRATED HOUSING NEEDS
WITHIN A PARTICULAR DEVELOPMENT, HAVE RESTRICTED AVAILABILITY TO
HOUSEHOLDS AT OR BELOW THE INCOME LEVELS SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION
(1)(c)(I) OF THIS SECTION. THE PERCENTAGE OF RESTRICTED UNITS AND
AFFORDABILITY LEVELS MUST COMPLY WITH ANY LOCAL LAWS PROMOTING THE
DEVELOPMENT OF NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS PURSUANT TO SECTION
29-20-104 (1).".

Page 19, strike lines 8 through 18.

Page 20, after line 1, insert:

"(II) SHOW HOW THE DEVELOPMENT ALIGNS WITH THE IDENTIFIED
NEEDS OF A COMMUNITY WHERE THE PROPOSED AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING
PROJECT WILL BE LOCATED, AS DEFINED IN THE COMMUNITY'S HOUSING NEEDS
ASSESSMENT, WHERE AVAILABLE.".

Renumber succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.

Page 20, line 24, after the period add "A PROPOSED AFFORDABLE RENTAL
HOUSING PROJECT THAT RECEIVES A WAIVER BY THE BOARD PURSUANT TO THIS
SUBSECTION (2)(c) MUST STILL TARGET MIDDLE-INCOME HOUSING IN THE
PROPOSAL.".

Page 21, strike lines 1 through 7 and substitute "INCLUDE AN AGREEMENT FROM
THE DEVELOPER AND THE OPERATOR".

Page 21, after line 10 insert:

"(4) (a) THE AUTHORITY SHALL ESTABLISH A PROCESS TO PROVIDE
NOTIFICATION TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES WHERE A PROPOSED
AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT WILL BE LOCATED PRIOR TO SELECTION
OF THE PROJECT.
(b) THE AUTHORITY MUST WORK IN COOPERATION WITH AND SOLICIT
FEEDBACK FROM OVERLAPPING LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES FOR ANY
PROPOSED AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT. IF, AFTER GOOD FAITH
NEGOTIATIONS, A HOME RULE MUNICIPALITY THAT HAS OPTED INTO THE PILOT
PROGRAM SET FORTH IN SUBSECTION (1)(a) OF THIS SECTION, OR A COUNTY IF
A PROPOSED AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT IS LOCATED OUTSIDE OF
A HOME RULE MUNICIPALITY AND THAT HAS OPTED INTO THE PILOT PROGRAM
SET FORTH IN SUBSECTION (1)(a) OF THIS SECTION, IN COOPERATION WITH OTHER
IMPACTED ENTITIES, DETERMINES THAT THE PROPOSED AFFORDABLE RENTAL
HOUSING PROJECT IS NOT FEASIBLE AS PROPOSED, THE AUTHORITY SHALL NOT
SELECT THE PROPOSED AFFORDABLE HOUSING RENTAL PROJECT.".

Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.

Page 21, line 16, after the period add "THE AUTHORITY MAY ESTABLISH
ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS ON DEVELOPER FEES, INCLUDING CAPS ON
OPERATING FEES AND OTHER MARKUPS, WHICH SHALL BE SET FORTH IN THE
CONTRACT.".

Page 21, line 19, strike "AUTHORITY." and substitute "AUTHORITY; EXCEPT
THAT, AND SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE AUTHORITY, A HOUSING AUTHORITY
WHOSE PROPOSAL IS SELECTED MAY RETAIN A PORTION OF INTEREST IN THE
AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT.".

Page 22, after line 12, insert:

"(9) THE AUTHORITY SHALL CONTRACT WITH AN OUTSIDE GROUP TO
EVALUATE THE SUCCESS OF ITS AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECTS.".

Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.

Page 22, line 13, strike "(10)" and substitute "(10) (a)".

Page 22, line 24, after the period insert "RENT SET BY THE AUTHORITY MUST BE
AT LEAST TEN PERCENT BELOW MARKET RENTAL RATES AND SHALL NOT EXCEED
MAXIMUM RENTS FOR HOUSEHOLDS OF A GIVEN SIZE AND INCOME LEVEL AS
PUBLISHED ANNUALLY BY THE COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY
CREATED IN SECTION 29-4-704.
(b) RENTAL UNITS IN AN AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT SHALL
NOT BE RENTED ON A SHORT-TERM BASIS.".

Page 23, after line 5 insert:
"(12) THE AUTHORITY SHALL NOT UTILIZE STATE FUNDING WHERE THE
MONEY ORIGINATES FROM THE FEDERAL "AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF
2021", PUB.L. 117-2, AS THE ACT MAY BE SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED, FOR ANY
LOAN, GRANT, OR OTHER PROGRAM ESTABLISHED BY SENATE BILLS 22-146,
22-159, AND 22-160, ENACTED IN 2022, AND HOUSE BILLS 22-1282 AND
22-1304, ENACTED IN 2022.
(13) THE AUTHORITY SHALL NOT USE ANY FUNDING AVAILABLE TO IT
TO ACQUIRE EXISTING FEDERAL LIHTC SUBSIDIZED PROPERTIES ADMINISTERED
BY THE COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY CREATED IN SECTION
29-4-704, THE COLORADO STATE AFFORDABLE HOUSING TAX CREDIT
SUBSIDIZED PROPERTIES, OR THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE 515 RURAL RENTAL HOUSING LOAN PROGRAM SUBSIDIZED
PROPERTIES WITHOUT GUARANTEES OF CORRESPONDING AFFORDABILITY AND
CONTINUANCE WITH ANY EXISTING RENTAL ASSISTANCE CONTRACTS.".

Page 24, line 4, after "ACTIVITIES" insert "RELATING TO AFFORDABLE RENTAL
HOUSING PROJECTS".

Page 24, line 5, strike "DUTIES." and substitute "DUTIES RELATING TO
AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECTS.".


Page 26, line 22, strike "PARTY" and substitute "PARTY.".

Page 26, strike line 23.

Page 26, line 24, strike "NEED NOT" and substitute "SHALL".

Page 26, line 25, after the period add "SUCH LIEN OF THE PLEDGE IS SUPERIOR
ONLY TO ANY OTHER LIEN ON THE SAME REVENUE, ASSETS, OR PROPERTY THAT
IS FILED LATER IN TIME OTHER THAN A LIEN FOR PROPERTY TAXES.".

Page 30, line 8, strike "ANY STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT" and substitute
"THE STATE, A LOCAL GOVERNMENT, OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE
STATE, INCLUDING THE COLORADO HOUSING AND FINANCE AUTHORITY
CREATED IN SECTION 29-4-704,".


State,
Veterans, &
Military
Affairs

House Journal, May 10
53 SB22-232 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
54 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
55 recommendation:
1 Amend reengrossed bill, page 6, line 10, strike "LOCATED;" and substitute
2 "LOCATED, AS MODIFIED, IN EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES, BY THE
3 BOARD PURSUANT TO SECTION 29-4-1107 (2)(c);".
4
5 Page 6, strike line 27.
6
7 Strike page 7 and substitute:
8 "(b) THE BOARD CONSISTS OF THIRTEEN PERSONS.
9 (c) THE GOVERNOR SHALL APPOINT TO THE BOARD, WITH THE
10 CONSENT OF THE SENATE:
11 (I) AT LEAST ONE MEMBER WITH EXPERIENCE IN ONE OF EACH OF
12 THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
13 (A) THE DEVELOPMENT OF RENTAL HOUSING;
14 (B) REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS; AND
15 (C) PUBLIC FINANCE; AND
16 (II) AT LEAST ONE MEMBER WHICH MEETS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
17 CRITERIA:
18 (A) BE THE DIRECTOR OF A LOCAL HOUSING AUTHORITY;
19 (B) BE AN ELECTED COUNTY COMMISSIONER FROM A COUNTY IN
20 THE STATE; AND
21 (C) BE A REPRESENTATIVE FROM A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
22 THAT HAS EXPERIENCE DEVELOPING MIDDLE-INCOME HOUSING.
23 (d) IN ADDITION TO THE APPOINTMENTS SET FORTH IN SUBSECTION
24 (2)(c)(I) OF THIS SECTION, THE GOVERNOR SHALL APPOINT TO THE BOARD:
25 (I) THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
26 ESTABLISHED IN SECTION 24-48.5-101 (1), OR THE DIRECTOR'S DESIGNEE;
27 AND
28 (II) THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF HOUSING ESTABLISHED IN
29 SECTION 24-32-704, OR THE DIRECTOR'S DESIGNEE.
30 (e) IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBSECTION (2)
31 OF THIS SECTION, WHEN MAKING APPOINTMENTS TO THE BOARD,
32 REASONABLE EFFORTS MUST BE MADE TO APPOINT MEMBERS THAT
33 REFLECT THE GEOGRAPHIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY OF THE ENTIRE
34 STATE.
35 (f) (I) EACH MEMBER IS APPOINTED FOR A TERM OF FOUR YEARS;
36 EXCEPT THAT THE TERMS SHALL BE STAGGERED SO THAT NO MORE THAN
37 FIVE MEMBERS' TERMS EXPIRE IN THE SAME YEAR.".
38
39 Page 8, strike lines 1 through 5 and substitute:
40 "(f) (II) NOTWITHSTANDING THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBSECTION
41 (2)(f)(I) OF THIS SECTION, THE FIRST APPOINTED MEMBERS SHALL SERVE
42 INITIAL TERMS OF TWO-YEARS FOR FOUR MEMBERS, THREE-YEARS FOR
43 ANOTHER FOUR MEMBERS, AND FOUR-YEARS FOR THE REMAINING FIVE
44 MEMBERS. THIS SUBSECTION (2)(f)(II) IS REPEALED ON JULY 1, 2028.".
45
46 Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.
47
48 Page 8, strike lines 14 and 15 and substitute "BY THE GOVERNOR FOR
49 MISCONDUCT, INCOMPETENCE, NEGLECT OF DUTY, OR OTHER CAUSE.".
50
51 Page 8, strike lines 16 through 18 and insert:
52
53
1 "(3) THE GOVERNOR SHALL MAKE INITIAL APPOINTMENTS OF
2 BOARD MEMBERS IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBSECTION (2)(b) OF THIS
3 SECTION ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2022, AND SHALL APPOINT ONE OF
4 THE MEMBERS TO SERVE AS THE INITIAL CHAIRPERSON. THE INITIAL
5 CHAIRPERSON HAS THE AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH AND ADMINISTER
6 MATTERS RELATED TO THE INITIAL SET UP OF THE AUTHORITY, INCLUDING
7 STAFFING, LEGAL SERVICES, OR TO COORDINATE WITH THE OFFICE OF
8 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, CREATED IN SECTION 24-48.5-101 (1), OR THE
9 DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS, CREATED IN SECTION 24-1-125 (1), ON
10 ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED TO THE INITIAL
11 SET UP AND OPERATION OF THE AUTHORITY, WHICH CONTRACTS SHALL BE
12 FOR A TERM OF NO LONGER THAN ONE YEAR FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2022,
13 AND SHALL BE RATIFIED BY THE BOARD AT ITS INITIAL MEETING SET FORTH
14 IN SUBSECTION (4)(a) OF THIS SECTION. THE AUTHORITY MAY HIRE STAFF
11 15 AS IT DEEMS NECESSARY OR CONVENIENT TO ADMINISTER THIS PART
16 AND THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OR THE DEPARTMENT OF
17 LOCAL AFFAIRS MAY ASSIST THE AUTHORITY WITH ADMINISTERING THIS
18 PART 11. THE AUTHORITY MAY COOPERATE AND ENTER INTO CONTRACTS
19 WITH THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OR THE DEPARTMENT OF
20 LOCAL AFFAIRS, OR WITH ANOTHER AGENCY OR ENTITY, FOR
21 ADMINISTRATIVE OR OPERATIONS MATTERS, INCLUDING FOR STAFFING.
22 THE AUTHORITY SHALL PAY THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, THE
23 DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, OR ANOTHER AGENCY OR ENTITY
24 THAT THE AUTHORITY HAS ENTERED INTO A CONTRACT WITH FOR ALL
25 COSTS INCURRED FOR SERVICES, STAFFING, AND ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS
26 THAT ARE APPROVED BY THE INITIAL CHAIRPERSON AND RATIFIED BY THE
27 BOARD OR THAT ARE APPROVED BY THE AUTHORITY.
28 (4) (a) WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF THE GOVERNOR'S INITIAL
29 APPOINTMENTS PURSUANT TO SUBSECTIONS(2) AND (3) OF THIS SECTION,
30 THE INITIAL CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD AS DESIGNATED BY THE
31 GOVERNOR SHALL SET DATES FOR THE FIRST AND SECOND BOARD
32 MEETINGS WHICH MUST BE HELD BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2022. THE BOARD
33 MAY ELECT A NEW CHAIRPERSON PURSUANT TO SECTION 29-4-1105 (1)(n)
34 AT EITHER INITIAL MEETING. SUBSEQUENT MEETINGS SHALL BE SET BY THE
35 CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD.".
36
37 Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.
38
39 Page 9, strike line 24 and substitute "ANY CONTRACT, TRANSACTION, OR
40 PROPOSAL WITH THE AUTHORITY OR ANY INTEREST, DIRECT OR INDIRECT,
41 IN A NONPROFIT OR FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL
42 TO THE AUTHORITY SHALL DISCLOSE".
43
44 Page 11, after line 22 insert:
45
46 "(c) IF THE AUTHORITY DESIRES TO VOLUNTARILY SELL AN
47 AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT, IT SHALL NOTIFY ALL LOCAL
48 GOVERNMENTS IN THE AREA IN WHICH THE PROJECT IS LOCATED, BROADLY
49 ADVERTISE THE SALE, AND FAVOR BUYERS THAT AGREE TO MAINTAIN THE
50 PROJECT AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING, PROVIDED THAT THE FINANCIAL TERMS
51 OF THE PURCHASE ARE SUFFICIENT TO SATISFY ALL OF THE AUTHORITY'S
52 OBLIGATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE PROJECT. THIS SUBSECTION (11)(c)
53 SHALL NOT APPLY TO A SALE THAT OCCURS IN CONNECTION WITH THE
54 FORECLOSURE OF A MORTGAGE OR DEED OF TRUST THAT IS PLACED ON THE
55 PROJECT AS PART OF FINANCING IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROJECT.".
1 Page 12, line 19, after "SPECIFY" insert "FOR INCOME-RESTRICTED UNITS".
2
3 Page 13, line 3, strike "50%" and substitute "FIFTY PERCENT".
4
5 Page 15, line 25, strike "11." and substitute "11; AND
6 (r) OTHER POWERS NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE AUTHORITY'S
7 SPECIFIC GOALS AS REQUIRED UNDER THIS PART 11.".
8
1104 9 Page 18, line 21, strike "29-4-1104 (11)(a)." and substitute "29-4-
10 (12)(a).".
11
12 Page 18, line 23, strike "OCTOBER 1, 2022," and substitute "APRIL 1,
13 2023,".
14
15 Page 18, line 26, strike "JANUARY 1, 2023," and substitute "JULY 1,
16 2023,".
17
18 Page 19, line 7, strike "ENTITIES" and substitute "ENTITIES.".
19
20 Page 19, strike lines 8 and 9 and substitute "WHEN THE AUTHORITY HAS
21 DETERMINED IT HAS".
22
23 Page 20, line 25, strike "PROVIDES" and substitute "PROVIDE".
24
25 Page 20, line 27, strike "HAS" and substitute "HAVE".
26
27 Page 21, line 5, strike "TARGETS" and substitute "TARGET".
28
29 Page 21, line 15, strike "PROMOTES" and substitute "PROMOTE".
30
31 Page 21, lines 12 and 13 strike "INCOME, AS SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION
32 (1)(c)(I) OF THIS SECTION," and substitute "INCOME FOR MIDDLE-INCOME
33 INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 29-4-1103 (7).".
34
35 Page 21, line 18, strike "OR BELOW".
36
37 Page 22, line 13, strike "PROJECT," and substitute "PROJECT USING INITIAL
38 RESTRICTED RENTS AND WITH NO UPWARD TRENDING OF RENTS,".
39
40 Page 22, line 18, strike "AVAILABLE." and substitute "AVAILABLE;".
41
42 Page 22, after line 18 insert:
43
44 "(III) INCLUDE AN ESTIMATE OF THE RENT SAVINGS TO
45 INCOME-RESTRICTED TENANTS, AN ESTIMATE OF THE TAX SAVINGS
46 RESULTING FROM THE AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT'S
47 EXEMPTION FROM STATE AND LOCAL TAXES, A COMPARISON OF THE
48 ESTIMATED RENT SAVINGS AND ESTIMATED TAX SAVINGS, AND A
49 DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE TAX SAVINGS WILL BE USED TO PRODUCE RENT
50 SAVINGS OR OTHER BENEFITS TO INCOME-RESTRICTED TENANTS;".
51
52 Renumber succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.
53
54 Page 23, strike lines 13 through 15 and substitute "UNIQUE ECONOMIC
55 AND HOUSING COST ATTRIBUTES IN THE LOCAL".
1 Page 24, strike lines 14 through 25 and substitute:
2
3 "(b) (I) THE AUTHORITY MUST PROVIDE AND DELIVER WRITTEN
4 NOTICE OF A PROPOSED AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT TO THE
5 COUNTY AND MUNICIPALITY WHERE THE PROJECT IS PROPOSED TO BE
6 LOCATED WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS OF THE AUTHORITY RECEIVING A
7 PROJECT PROPOSAL. THE COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY MAY OBJECT TO A
8 PROJECT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SUBSECTION (4)(b) AT ANY TIME
9 WITHIN NINETY DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF THE NOTICE. THE AUTHORITY
10 SHALL NOT SELECT A PROPOSED AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT
11 IF THE COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH THE PROJECT IS TO BE
12 LOCATED OBJECTS TO THE PROJECT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS
13 SUBSECTION (4)(b).
14 (II) EACH COUNTY AND MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH A PROPOSED
15 AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT WILL BE LOCATED MUST SOLICIT
16 FEEDBACK FROM OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL JURISDICTIONS IN THE
17 AREA IN WHICH THE PROJECT WILL BE LOCATED TO DETERMINE THE
18 IMPACT OF THE PROPOSED AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT ON THE
19 OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL JURISDICTIONS.
20 (III) DURING THE NINETY DAY NOTICE PERIOD PURSUANT TO
21 SUBSECTION (4)(b)(I) OF THIS SECTION, THE AUTHORITY SHALL USE BEST
22 EFFORTS TO WORK IN COOPERATION WITH OVERLAPPING LOCAL
23 GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES FOR ANY PROPOSED AFFORDABLE RENTAL
24 HOUSING PROJECT. IF AFTER NEGOTIATIONS, A COUNTY OR A
25 MUNICIPALITY, OR BOTH, WITHIN WHICH BOUNDARIES A PROPOSED
26 AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT WILL BE LOCATED AND THAT HAS
27 OPTED INTO THE PILOT PROGRAM SET FORTH IN SUBSECTION (1)(a) OF THIS
28 SECTION, PROVIDES WRITTEN NOTICE TO THE AUTHORITY THAT THE
29 PROPOSED AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT IS NOT FEASIBLE AS
30 PROPOSED, WITH THE REASONS WHY THE PROJECT IS NOT FEASIBLE, THE
31 AUTHORITY SHALL NOT SELECT THE PROPOSED AFFORDABLE RENTAL
32 HOUSING PROJECT OR SHALL REQUEST THAT THE PROPOSAL BE
33 RESUBMITTED FOR RECONSIDERATION BY THE AUTHORITY AND THE
34 APPLICABLE COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY, OR BOTH, AND SHALL TAKE INTO
35 ACCOUNT FEEDBACK RECEIVED FROM THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL
36 ENTITIES. NOTHING IN THIS SUBSECTION (4)(b)(III) PRECLUDES A LOCAL
37 GOVERNMENT FROM OBJECTING TO A PROJECT PROPOSAL THAT IS
38 RESUBMITTED TO THE AUTHORITY. IF THE PROPOSAL IS APPROVED BY THE
39 COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY, OR BOTH AS APPLICABLE, OR IF NO FEEDBACK
40 IS RECEIVED BY THE AUTHORITY FROM THE COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY, OR
41 BOTH AS APPLICABLE, THEN THE AUTHORITY MAY SELECT THE
42 AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT.
43 (IV) IF A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY HAS NOT APPROVED OR
44 OBJECTED TO THE PROJECT WITHIN SEVENTY-FIVE DAYS OF THE DATE THE
45 AUTHORITY DELIVERS ITS FIRST NOTICE REGARDING THE PROPOSED
46 PROJECT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBSECTION (4)(b)(I) OF THIS SECTION,
47 THE AUTHORITY MUST DELIVER A SECOND NOTICE REMINDING THE COUNTY
48 OR MUNICIPALITY THAT ANY OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSED PROJECT ARE
49 DUE WITHIN NINETY DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF THE FIRST NOTICE SENT
50 PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (4)(b)(I) OF THIS SECTION.
51 (V) A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY MAY APPROVE A PROPOSED
52 AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT AT ANY TIME, WHICH APPROVAL
53 ENDS THE NINETY DAY OBJECTION PERIOD SET FORTH IN THIS SUBSECTION
54 (4)(b). THE AUTHORITY MAY OFFER INCENTIVES TO OBTAIN SUCH
55 APPROVAL.".
1 Page 25, line 13, strike "THE" and substitute "NOTWITHSTANDING THE
2 PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBSECTION (6),".
3
4 Page 26, line 9, strike "RENTAL" and substitute "INCOME-RESTRICTED
5 RENTAL".
6
7 Page 26, line 21, after "AUTHORITY" insert "FOR INCOME-RESTRICTED
8 UNITS".
9
10 Page 33, line 21, strike "SIX" and substitute "ONE".
11
12 Page 35, line 11, strike "AFFORDABLE" and substitute "ANY TYPE OF".
13
14 Page 35, line 14, strike "$6,000,000" and substitute "$1,000,000".
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16

House Journal, May 10
1 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated May 10, 2022, and
2 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
3 May 10, 2022.
4
5 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Herod.
6
7 Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated May 10, 2022, page
8 1, strike lines 1 through 4 and substitute:
9
10 "Amend reengrossed bill, page 6, strike line 27.".
11
12 Page 3, line 4, strike "GOVERNMENT," and substitute "AFFAIRS,".
13
14 Page 3, lines 24 and 25, strike "ALL LOCAL GOVERNMENTS" and substitute
15 "IN WRITING RELEVANT PUBLIC ENTITIES, INCLUDING STATE AGENCIES,
16 LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, AND PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES".
17
18 Page 3, line 25, strike "LOCATED," and substitute "LOCATED. NOTICE
19 MUST INCLUDE A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY TO BE SOLD. NOTIFIED
20 PUBLIC ENTITIES HAVE NINETY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF NOTICE TO
21 SUBMIT A PROPOSED PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT, AND OBTAIN
22 BINDING COMMITMENT FOR ANY NECESSARY FINANCING OR GUARANTEES.
23 AFTER THE NINETY-DAY PERIOD HAS ELAPSED, THE AUTHORITY MAY".
24
25 Page 3, line 29, strike "PROJECT. THIS SUBSECTION (11)(c)" and substitute
26 "PROJECT.".
27
28 Page 3, strike lines 30 through 32.
29
30 Page 4, strike line 14.
31
32 Page 4, line 17, strike "(7)."." and substitute "(7)".".
33
34 Page 4, after line 17 insert:
35
36 "Page 21 of the bill, line 15, strike "PROMOTES" and substitute
37 "PROMOTE".".
38
39 Page 6 of the report, line 21, strike "(6),"." and substitute "(6), THE".".
40
41 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Pelton.
42
43 Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated May 10, 2022, page
44 1, line 17, after "A" insert "RURAL".
45
46 Amendment No. 4, by Representative Herod.
47
48 Amend reengrossed bill, page 6, line 6, after "PART 11," insert "UNLESS
49 AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED UNDER SECTION 29-4-1107 (2)(c),".
50
51 Page 6, line 15, strike "LOCATED, AS" and substitute "LOCATED.".
52
53 Page 6, strike lines 16 and 17.
54
55 Page 13, line 1, strike "AND".
1 Page 13, line 5, strike "THEREAFTER." and substitute "THEREAFTER;
2 (VIII) THE AMOUNT OF MIDDLE-INCOME RENTAL SAVINGS
3 ACCRUED TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY FROM THE DEVELOPMENT;
4 (IX) THE AMOUNT OF TAX EXEMPTIONS ACCRUED; AND
5 (X) THE RENTS CHARGED AND OCCUPANCY RATES OF NONINCOME
6 RESTRICTED UNITS OF HOUSING.".
7
8 Page 17, line 27, strike "TO" and substitute "IN ORDER TO ISOLATE
9 OPERATING RISK ON A PROJECT-BY-PROJECT BASIS, TO".
10
11 Page 18, lines 1 and 2, strike "TO CARRY OUT ANY OF THE AUTHORITY'S
12 ACTIVITIES," and substitute "ON A PER-PROJECT BASIS FOR THE DURATION
13 OF THE AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING PROJECT UNLESS THE CONTROLLED
14 ENTITY MUST OVERSEE MORE THAN ONE AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING
15 PROJECT AS DEMONSTRATED BY AN APPLICANT FOR FUNDING TO THE
16 AUTHORITY,".
17
18 Page 18, line 7, after "OF" insert "OR AGENT TO OVERSEE".
19
20 Page 18, line 9, after "BODY" insert "OR AGENT".
21
22 Page 19, line 7, strike "PROPOSED".
23
24 Page 26, line 24, strike "DEVELOPMENT." and substitute "DEVELOPMENT
25 OR PUBLISHED BY THE COLORADO DIVISION OF HOUSING OR OTHER
26 STATEWIDE AUTHORITY ON HOUSING.".
27
28 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
29 Reading and Final Passage.
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House Journal, May 11
22 Amend revised bill, page 6, line 6, strike "UNLESS AS OTHERWISE
23 PROVIDED UNDER" and substitute "EXCEPT AS MODIFIED IN EXCEPTIONAL
24 CIRCUMSTANCES BY THE BOARD PURSUANT TO".
25
26 Page 8, strike line 7 and substitute "FIVE MEMBERS, AND FOUR-YEARS FOR
27 THE REMAINING FIVE".
28
29 Page 24, line 20, strike "RENTS," and substitute "RENTS, EXCEPT AS
30 OTHERWISE ALLOWED UNDER THIS PART 11,".
31
32 The amendment was declared passed by the following roll call vote:
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34 YES 45 NO 20 EXCUSED 0 ABSENT
35 Amabile Y Exum Y Lynch N Sirota Y
36 Bacon Y Froelich Y McCluskie Y Snyder Y
37 Baisley N Geitner N McCormick Y Soper Y
38 Benavidez Y Gonzales-Gutierrez Y McKean N Sullivan Y
39 Bernett Y Gray Y McLachlan Y Tipper Y
40 Bird Y Hanks N Michaelson Jenet Y Titone Y
41 Bockenfeld N Herod Y Mullica Y Valdez A. Y
42 Boesenecker Y Holtorf N Neville N Valdez D. Y
43 Bradfield N Hooton Y Ortiz Y Van Beber N
44 Caraveo Y Jodeh Y Pelton N Van Winkle N
45 Carver N Kennedy Y Pico N Weissman Y
46 Catlin Y Kipp Y Ransom N Will N
47 Cutter Y Larson Y Rich Y Williams N
48 Daugherty Y Lindsay Y Ricks Y Woodrow Y
49 Duran Y Lontine Y Roberts Y Woog N
50 Esgar Y Luck N Sandridge N Young Y
51 Speaker Y
52
53 The question being, "Shall the bill, as amended, pass?".
54
1 A roll call vote was taken. As shown by the following recorded vote, a
2 majority of those elected to the House voted in the affirmative, and the
3 bill, as amended, was declared passed.
4
5 YES 43 NO 22 EXCUSED 0 ABSENT
6 Amabile Y Exum Y Lynch N Sirota Y
7 Bacon Y Froelich Y McCluskie Y Snyder Y
8 Baisley N Geitner N McCormick Y Soper Y
9 Benavidez Y Gonzales-Gutierrez Y McKean N Sullivan Y
10 Bernett Y Gray Y McLachlan Y Tipper Y
11 Bird Y Hanks N Michaelson Jenet Y Titone Y
12 Bockenfeld N Herod Y Mullica Y Valdez A. Y
13 Boesenecker Y Holtorf N Neville N Valdez D. Y
14 Bradfield N Hooton Y Ortiz Y Van Beber N
15 Caraveo Y Jodeh Y Pelton N Van Winkle N
16 Carver N Kennedy Y Pico N Weissman N
17 Catlin Y Kipp Y Ransom N Will N
18 Cutter Y Larson Y Rich N Williams N
19 Daugherty Y Lindsay Y Ricks Y Woodrow Y
20 Duran Y Lontine Y Roberts Y Woog N
21 Esgar Y Luck N Sandridge N Young Y
22 Speaker Y
23 Co-sponsor(s) added: Representative(s) Bacon, Bird, Esgar, Exum, Froelich,
24 Hooton, Lindsay, Michaelson Jenet, Ricks, Roberts
25