Jefferson County Business Lobby Bill Tracker

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Bill HB22-1001 - L. Cutter | T. Sullivan / B. Pettersen | C. Kolker Reduce Fees For Bus Filings
   Wednesday, May 11 2022
   CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS
   (11) in house calendar.

Bill HB22-1026 - S. Bird | D. Woog / C. Hansen | L. Liston Alternative Transportation Options Tax Credit
   Wednesday, May 11 2022
   CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS
   (12) in house calendar.

Bill HB22-1244 - C. Kennedy | S. Gonzales-Gutierrez / J. Gonzales Public Protections From Toxic Air Contaminants
   Wednesday, May 11 2022
   THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE (continued)
   (2) in senate calendar.

Bill HB22-1345 - L. Cutter | M. Bradfield / J. Gonzales | P. Lee Perfluoroalkyl And Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals
   Wednesday, May 11 2022
   CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS
   (2) in house calendar.

Bill HB22-1348 - M. Froelich | Y. Caraveo / F. Winter Oversight Of Chemicals Used In Oil & Gas
   Wednesday, May 11 2022
   THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
   (4) in senate calendar.

Bill HB22-1355 - L. Cutter / K. Priola | J. Gonzales Producer Responsibility Program For Recycling
   Wednesday, May 11 2022
   THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
   (5) in senate calendar.

Bill HB22-1362 - T. Bernett | A. Valdez / C. Hansen | F. Winter Building Greenhouse Gas Emissions
   Wednesday, May 11 2022
   CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS
   (4) in house calendar.

Bill HB22-1370 - I. Jodeh | E. Sirota / F. Winter | J. Buckner Coverage Requirements For Health-care Products
   Wednesday, May 11 2022
   CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS
   (9) in house calendar.

Bill HB22-1409 - L. Herod | B. Titone / J. Coleman | D. Hisey Community Revitalization Grant Program Funding
   Wednesday, May 11 2022
   CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS
   (8) in house calendar.

Bill HB22-1417 - D. Roberts | C. Larson / R. Rodriguez Alcohol Beverages Task Force And Retailer Licenses
   Wednesday, May 11 2022
   SPECIAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
   (1) in senate calendar.

Bill SB22-053 - J. Sonnenberg / B. McLachlan | T. Geitner Health Facility Visitation During Pandemic
   Wednesday, May 11 2022
   THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
   (30) in house calendar.

Bill SB22-078 - B. Kirkmeyer | J. Ginal / T. Geitner | S. Bird Prior Authorization Exemption Health-care Provider
   Wednesday, May 11 2022
   SPECIAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
   (2) in house calendar.

Bill SB22-138 - C. Hansen | K. Priola / A. Valdez | K. McCormick Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Colorado
   Wednesday, May 11 2022
   SPECIAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
   (1) in house calendar.

Bill SB22-206 - S. Fenberg / J. Amabile Disaster Preparedness And Recovery Resources
   Wednesday, May 11 2022
   THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
   (23) in house calendar.

Bill SB22-230 - S. Fenberg | D. Moreno / D. Esgar Collective Bargaining For Counties
   Wednesday, May 11 2022
   THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
   (3) in house calendar.

Bill SB22-232 - J. Bridges | D. Moreno / L. Herod | T. Bernett Creation Of Colorado Workforce Housing Trust Authority
   Wednesday, May 11 2022
   THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
   (28) in house calendar.

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BILL HB22-1001

Concerning a transfer from the general fund to the department of state cash fund to allow the department of state to reduce business-related fees for state fiscal year 2022-23.


Position: Support

Date Introduced: 2022-01-12
Sponsors: L. Cutter (D) | T. Sullivan (D) / B. Pettersen (D) | C. Kolker (D)

The act requires the state treasurer to transfer $8,435,000 from the general fund to the department of state cash fund on July 1, 2022, for use by the department of state to offset the costs of reducing certain of the secretary of state's business-related fees during state fiscal year 2022-23.


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



Status
1/12/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
2/16/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Finance
3/7/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/18/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/18/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/21/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/23/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
3/30/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/9/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/9/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/10/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/11/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/14/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/16/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2022 Signed by Governor
5/16/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1002

Concerning expanding student access to enrollment in postsecondary courses while the student is enrolled in high school.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-01-12
Sponsors: M. Weissman (D) | J. Bacon (D) / J. Buckner (D)

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

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1009

Concerning continuing the workforce diploma pilot program as the workforce diploma program.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-01-12
Sponsors: M. Gray (D) | T. Sullivan (D) / R. Zenzinger (D)

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


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



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

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1020

Concerning a guarantee of a customer's right to use energy.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-12
Sponsors: D. Woog (R) / B. Kirkmeyer (R)

The bill prohibits a state agency, local government, and common interest community from limiting or prohibiting the use of natural gas, propane, solar photovoltaics, micro wind turbines, or small hydroelectric power for electricity generation, cooking, hot water, or space heating in residences, units, or businesses.


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



Status
1/12/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
2/3/2022 House Committee on Energy & Environment Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1025

Concerning the repeal of infrequently used tax expenditures, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-12
Sponsors: A. Benavidez (D) / C. Kolker (D)

The act repeals the following tax expenditures:

The act also repeals the requirement that a specific amount of a state-employed chaplain's salary must be designated as a rental allowance, thereby making it exempt from federal income tax.


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



Status
1/12/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
2/7/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended 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 to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/12/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/13/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/29/2022 Sent to the Governor
4/29/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/2/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1026

Concerning the replacement of the income tax deduction for amounts spent by an employer to provide alternative transportation options to employees with an income tax credit for amounts spent by an employer for that purpose, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2-23-22

Position: Support

Date Introduced: 2022-01-12
Sponsors: S. Bird (D) | D. Woog (R) / C. Hansen (D) | L. Liston (R)

The act replaces an existing income tax deduction for expenses incurred by employers when providing alternative transportation options to employees with a refundable income tax credit of 50% of such expenses for such employers, including local government employers, subject to the limitations that the maximum amount spent in any income tax year for which an employer may claim a credit is $250,000 and that the maximum amount spent in any income tax year for any one employee for which an employer may claim a credit is $2,000 dollars.

For purposes of the act, alternative transportation options means free or partially subsidized, generally accepted transportation demand management strategies, including but not limited to ridesharing arrangements, provision of ridesharing vans or low-speed conveyances such as human-powered or electric bicycles, shared micromobility options such as bikesharing and electric scooter sharing programs, carsharing programs, and guaranteed ride home programs. The credit is allowed for income tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2023, but before January 1, 2025.

$93,758 is appropriated from the general fund to the department of revenue for implementation of the act.


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



Status
1/12/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
2/3/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/29/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/2/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/3/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/4/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/4/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/9/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/9/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/9/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/10/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/11/2022 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
6/7/2022 Signed by Governor
6/7/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1027

Concerning the extension of the small retailer exception to the sales and use tax destination sourcing rules.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-01-12
Sponsors: K. Van Winkle (R) | C. Kipp (D) / J. Bridges (D) | R. Woodward (R)

State sales tax is currently calculated based on the buyer's address when the taxable product or service is delivered to a consumer, and this is known as destination sourcing. There is an exception that allows small retailers with less than $100,000 of retail sales to source their sales to the business' location regardless of where a purchaser receives the tangible personal property or service. The act extends the repeal of this exception from February 1, 2022, until October 1, 2022.


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



Status
1/12/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
1/20/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
1/21/2022 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/21/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
1/24/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/25/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
1/26/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/27/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
1/28/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/28/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
1/28/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
1/28/2022 Sent to the Governor
1/31/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1039

Concerning simplification of the means by which proof of eligibility for sales and use tax exemptions is established.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-01-12
Sponsors: C. Kipp (D) | K. Van Winkle (R) / J. Bridges (D) | R. Woodward (R)

For some, but not all, exemptions from state and state-collected local sales and use taxes, a person who wishes to establish the right to obtain an exemption is either explicitly required by state law or required by the department of revenue (department) as it administers and enforces state law to complete a form created by the department, which, depending on which exemption is sought, may be described as an affidavit, application, certificate, certification, declaration, or statement. The act requires the department to examine its forms and requirements relating to their use and, to the extent feasible without impairing the proper administration of the exemptions, simplify the forms and related requirements for persons making tax-exempt purchases. Exceptions to existing statutory requirements relating to the forms are made for any simplifications made by the department.


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



Status
1/12/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
2/17/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/23/2022 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/24/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/28/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
3/9/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/14/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/15/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/25/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/25/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/30/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1050

Concerning facilitating the integration of international medical graduates into the Colorado health-care workforce.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-13
Sponsors: N. Ricks (D) / J. Buckner (D)

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:

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):



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

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1059

Concerning a requirement that any bill that imposes, increases, or authorizes the imposition of a fee be approved by a two-thirds vote of all members elected to each house of the general assembly to become law.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-14
Sponsors: M. Soper (R) / J. Sonnenberg (R)

The bill creates a requirement that any bill that imposes a new fee, authorizes the imposition of a new fee, increases an existing fee, or authorizes the increase of an existing fee be approved by a two-thirds vote of all members elected to each house of the general assembly to become law. The two-thirds vote requirement applies only to the vote on final passage of such a bill in each house of the general assembly.

The bill defines a "fee" as a charge that is levied to defray the cost of the particular government service provided to those charged and not levied for the purpose of raising any revenue for a general public purpose.


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



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

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1062

Concerning the expansion of the sales and use tax exemption for food to include food that is not prepared for domestic home consumption.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-14
Sponsors: H. McKean (R) / D. Hisey (R)

The bill expands the state sales and use tax exemption for food, which currently exempts most food for domestic home consumption, by also exempting from state sales and use tax most food that is not for domestic home consumption and is instead prepared for on-site consumption at a restaurant, grocery store, or other establishment or to be carried out and consumed without additional cooking or preparation.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



Status
1/14/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
3/7/2022 House Committee on Finance Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
5/2/2022 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1064

Concerning tobacco products, and, in connection therewith, prohibiting the distribution of flavored cigarettes, tobacco products, or nicotine products, amending the definition of cigarette, tobacco product, or nicotine product to include products containing synthetic nicotine, prohibiting the distribution of synthetic nicotine products, and directing the prevention services division in the department of public health and environment to convene a working group to develop and implement a grant program to address the needs of communities disproportionately impacted by tobacco and nicotine marketing, sales, and use.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-14
Sponsors: K. Mullica (D) | J. Bacon (D) / K. Priola (R) | R. Fields (D)

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

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


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



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

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1071

Concerning available relief for plaintiffs who prevail in a class action under the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act".
2-23-22

Position: Oppose

Date Introduced: 2022-01-18
Sponsors: S. Woodrow (D) / R. Rodriguez (D)

The act states that in a class action under the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act", a successful plaintiff may recover actual damages, injunctive relief allowed by law, and reasonable attorney fees and costs.


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



Status
1/18/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
2/8/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/10/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/11/2022 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/14/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/17/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/2/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/4/2022 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/7/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/8/2022 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
3/21/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1098

Concerning the elimination of barriers to obtaining authority to practice an occupation based on an individual's criminal history record, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-20
Sponsors: S. Bird (D) | J. Bacon (D) / L. Liston (R) | J. Coleman (D)

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

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1099

Concerning mandatory disclosures of third-party sellers selling through online marketplaces.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-20
Sponsors: T. Carver (R) | D. Roberts (D) / R. Woodward (R) | R. Zenzinger (D)

The act requires an online marketplace (marketplace) to require each high-volume third-party seller (seller) selling through its marketplace to disclose to the marketplace, and the marketplace to verify:

A marketplace must suspend any future sales activity of a seller that does not provide the information.

The marketplace also must require a seller with an aggregate total of $20,000 or more in annual gross revenues on the marketplace to disclose to the consumer the identity of the seller, including:

The marketplace must disclose to consumers a reporting mechanism for consumers to report suspicious marketplace activity.

A violation of the disclosure requirements is a deceptive trade practice.


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



Status
1/20/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
2/10/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/15/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/16/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/22/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/2/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/4/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - 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
3/17/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1105

Concerning the use of deadly physical force against a person who has made an illegal entry into a place of business.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-20
Sponsors: S. Sandridge (R)

The bill extends the right to use deadly physical force against an intruder under certain conditions to include owners, managers, and employees of a business.


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



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

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1109

Concerning the creation of a sales and use tax exemption for an on-demand air carrier's aircraft.
2

Position: Support

Date Introduced: 2022-01-20
Sponsors: D. Woog (R) | S. Bird (D) / L. Liston (R) | C. Kolker (D)

For 7 years beginning on January 1, 2023, the bill creates a sales and use tax exemption for the sale, storage, use, or consumption of an aircraft used or purchased for use in interstate or intrastate commerce by an on-demand air carrier. An on-demand air carrier is an entity authorized by the federal aviation administration to operate an aircraft to transport people or property in compliance with the administration's certification and operations requirements.

The aeronautics division in the department of transportation is required to provide the state auditor with any available information that would assist the state auditor's measurement of the effectiveness of the exemption.

The bill specifies that a statutory town, city, or county may exempt the same items only by express inclusion of the exemption in its initial sales tax ordinance or resolution or by amendment thereto and also that the exemptions do not apply to the tax imposed by a special district or other limited purpose governmental entity.


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



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
3/3/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/12/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1112

Concerning the notices required pertaining to on-the-job injuries covered by workers' compensation insurance.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-01-21
Sponsors: L. Daugherty (D) / J. Gonzales (D)

Current law requires an injured employee or someone else with knowledge of the injury to notify the employer within 4 days after the occurrence of an on-the-job injury, authorizes a reduction in compensation to the injured employee for failure to timely notify the employer, and tolls the 4-day period if the employer has failed to post a notice specifying the injured employee's notification deadline. The act changes the 4-day notice period to a 10-day notice period and prohibits a loss of compensation if the employer had actual notice of the injury or good cause is shown for the employee's failure to timely report the injury.

If an employer fails to provide a copy of the notice of the injury to the employee or fails to post the required notice to employees, the act specifies that the time period allotted to the employee to notify the employer of an injury is tolled for the duration of the failure.

The act also changes the notice that an employer is required to post in the workplace to require that the notice state the name of the insurer and that the:

With regard to occupational diseases, the act also:



Status
1/21/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
2/17/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor 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 Business, Labor, & Technology
3/7/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/10/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/11/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/17/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/18/2022 Sent to the Governor
3/18/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/24/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1115

Concerning the prescription drug monitoring program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-01-21
Sponsors: C. Kipp (D) | M. Soper (R) / B. Pettersen (D) | S. Jaquez Lewis (D)

The act:

$2,016,475 is appropriated from the prescription drug monitoring 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
1/21/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
2/16/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/4/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/4/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/5/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/5/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
5/6/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/6/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/9/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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
6/7/2022 Signed by Governor
6/7/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1118

Concerning limitations on purchasers' claims for sales and use tax refunds.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-01-21
Sponsors: L. Daugherty (D) / C. Kolker (D)

Under the act, if a purchaser files a sales and use tax refund claim between July 1, 2022, and July 1, 2026, interest will accrue on the refund from the date that the purchaser files the claim, so long as the refund is paid more than 180 days from the date that the purchaser files the claim.

If a purchaser files a claim for a sales and use tax refund that is incomplete, duplicative of another claim, or lacks a reasonable basis in law or fact, the act requires the executive director of the department of revenue (executive director) to assess and collect, in addition to other penalties provided by law, a civil penalty. The civil penalty is equal to 5% of the total refund claimed if the claim is materially incomplete and is equal to 10% of the total refund claimed if the claim is duplicative or lacking a reasonable basis in law or in fact.

Prior to assessing a civil penalty for a claim that the executive director deems materially incomplete, the executive director is required to provide notice to the purchaser or the preparer of the claim, specify what is missing, and state the conditions that will lead to the executive director assessing the civil penalty. If a sales and use tax refund claim on which the executive director assesses a civil penalty is prepared, in whole or in part, by a person other than the purchaser, the penalty is imposed on that other person. The executive director shall give the person against whom the civil penalty is assessed written notice, and that person may petition for a hearing and appeal the civil penalty. The executive director may waive the penalty if the person against whom the penalty is assessed establishes that a duplicate claim was not intentional and was either minimal or immaterial or demonstrates other good cause for waiver.


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



Status
1/21/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
2/21/2022 Governor Signed
3/3/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/18/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/18/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/21/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/23/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
3/30/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/1/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/4/2022 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

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1119

Concerning civil liability for presenting false claims for payment to the state, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-01-21
Sponsors: M. Gray (D) | M. Weissman (D) / F. Winter (D)

The act establishes the "Colorado False Claims Act" (false claims act). Pursuant to the false claims act, a person is liable to the state or a political subdivision of the state for a civil penalty if the person commits, conspires to commit, or aids and abets the commission of any of the following (collectively, "false claims"):

A person who makes a false claim is liable to the state for a civil penalty of $11,800 to $23,600 per violation, plus 3 times the amount of the damages sustained by the state. A court may assess a reduced penalty if the person who makes a false claim furnishes to investigators all the information the person knows about the violation within 30 days after first learning of a potential violation, the person did not know about the investigation when the person furnished the information, and the person fully cooperated with the investigation as follows:

The civil penalty range amounts for a violation are annually adjusted for inflation, rounded upward or downward to the nearest ten-dollar increment and certified by the secretary of state. A person who makes a false claim is also liable for the costs incurred for the investigation and prosecution of the false claim.

The attorney general may accept from a person alleged to have made a false claim an assurance of discontinuance or a consent order approved by a court in lieu of, or as a part of, a false claims action. Proof by a preponderance of the evidence of a violation of an assurance or stipulation or consent order is prima facie evidence of a violation for the purposes of any civil action or proceeding brought by the attorney general after the alleged violation of the assurance or stipulation or consent order, whether a new action or a motion or petition in a pending action or proceeding.

The false claims act requires the attorney general to investigate false claims. The attorney general or a private person may bring a civil action against a person who made a false claim. The attorney general may intervene in an action brought by a private person. A private person who brings a false claims action may be awarded up to 30% of the proceeds from the action based on the extent the private person contributed to the investigation and prosecution of the false claim. If the private person is an employee of the state and learns information about the false claim in the course of the person's work, the court will award that amount to the state.

The false claims act requires that a false claims action be filed in a state district court or federal court with jurisdiction over the action. A court cannot hear a false claim action:

The false claims act prohibits retaliatory action against an individual because of the individual's efforts in furtherance of investigating, prosecuting, or stopping false claims. A court hearing a false claims action may hear a claim for retaliation against the individual.

The false claims act clarifies how information subject to a person's attorney-client privilege is protected, unless the privilege is waived, an exception to the privilege applies, or disclosure of the information is permitted by an attorney pursuant to certain federal regulations applicable to attorneys appearing and practicing before the federal securities and exchange commission, the applicable Colorado rules of professional conduct, or otherwise.

The false claims recovery cash fund (fund) is created and any proceeds retained by the state from a false claims action are transferred to the fund. Subject to annual appropriation, the department of law may use money in the fund for the costs of investigating and prosecuting false claims. Remaining proceeds are transferred to the fund from which the false claim was paid and the false claims act sets forth the process for paying to a political subdivision any proceeds recovered that are attributable to the political subdivision.

The false claims act requires the attorney general to annually submit a report to specified committees of reference about false claims actions during the previous fiscal year.

The act authorizes the state auditor to share information about potential false claims with the attorney general and a political subdivision.

The act appropriates $13,568 from the general fund to the legislative department for use by the office of the state auditor.


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



Status
1/21/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/15/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
4/5/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Finance
4/14/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/22/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/27/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/28/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
5/3/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Finance
5/6/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/6/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/6/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/9/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/3/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/6/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/6/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/7/2022 Signed by Governor
6/7/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1122

Concerning prohibiting certain practices by entities obligated to pay for prescription drug benefits, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-01-21
Sponsors: P. Will (R) | M. Lindsay / S. Jaquez Lewis (D)

The act enacts the "Colorado 340B Prescription Drug Program Anti-discrimination Act" (act), which prohibits health insurers, PBMs, and other third-party payers (third-party payers) from discriminating against entities participating in the federal 340B drug pricing program (340B covered entity), including a pharmacy that contracts with a 340B covered entity to provide dispensing services to the 340B entity (contract pharmacy). Specifically, the act prohibits a third-party payer from:

A violation of the act is an unfair or deceptive act or practice in the business of insurance. The act authorizes the commissioner of insurance to adopt rules to implement the act.

The act appropriates $17,109 from the division of insurance cash fund to the department of regulatory agencies for use by the division of insurance to implement the act.


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



Status
1/21/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
3/2/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
4/1/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance 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 - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/20/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/22/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/22/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/28/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
5/2/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/6/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/6/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/9/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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
6/2/2022 Signed by Governor
6/2/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1125

Concerning a requirement that any state income tax rate reduction implemented temporarily in order to refund excess state revenues remain in effect permanently.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-21
Sponsors: J. Rich (R) / J. Sonnenberg (R)

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

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

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


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



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

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1128

Concerning legislative review of government regulations that significantly increase the regulatory burden on certain regulated entities.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-21
Sponsors: A. Pico (R)

Under current law, executive agency rules take effect 20 days after the agency adopts the rule, or on a later date if specified in the rule. After adoption, the office of legislative legal services (OLLS) at the direction of the general assembly's committee on legal services (committee) reviews agency rules on an annual cycle, commencing with agency rules adopted on or after November 1 of one year through October 31 of the following year, and recommends the expiration of certain rules to the committee based a determination that the rules do not comply with statute. The committee votes on whether to recommend the nonextension of those rules to the general assembly, as reflected in the annual rule review bill. Rules that are not extended by the general assembly in the annual rule review bill expire on May 15 of the year following the year in which they were enacted.

The bill requires the governor or the governor's designee to review each proposed rule for compliance with the agency's statutory authority and other criteria set forth in statute, and prohibits an agency from adopting such proposed rule unless and until the governor or governor's designee determines its compliance.

The bill creates a new prior review process for review of rules adopted by an agency on and after November 1, 2022, that significantly increase the regulatory burden on businesses, professions, occupations, and industries, including the oil and gas, aerospace, energy efficiency and environmental technology, transportation, and agriculture industries (economic impact rules). As part of the rule-making process, the agency determines whether the rule is an economic impact rule at the conclusion of the rule-making process. The agency must send the list of economic impact rules to the general assembly, the OLLS, and the secretary of state. A rule that an agency determines to be an economic impact rule cannot take effect until completion of the prior review process established in the bill.

Each economic impact rule is assigned to a single legislative prior review committee consisting of the members of either the house of representatives' or senate's committee of reference that hears matters relating to the subject of the economic impact rule or that considered the legislation authorizing the economic impact rule. Within 21 days after the commencement of the regular legislative session, the prior review committee may select economic impact rules for review under the prior review process established in the bill. Economic impact rules that are not selected for prior review take effect on the twenty-second day after the commencement of the legislative session.

With respect to economic impact rules selected by a prior review committee for prior review, the prior review committee may take the following actions:

If the committee takes no action on a selected economic impact rule within 64 days after the commencement of the applicable regular legislative session, the selected rule is deemed effective on the sixty-fifth day after the commencement of the legislative session.


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



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

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1130

Concerning an exception to the requirement that employers provide sick leave to their employees, which exception applies only to employers that have less than a certain number of employees.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-21
Sponsors: R. Bockenfeld (R)

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



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

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1134

Concerning measures to reduce the use of single-use meal accessories.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-01-28
Sponsors: B. Titone (D) / K. Priola (R)

The bill specifies that, commencing January 1, 2023, a retail food establishment or third-party food delivery service (service) may provide a customer with single-use food serviceware or a single-use condiment that accompanies food ordered for delivery or carryout only if the customer requests single-use food serviceware or a single-use condiment or confirms that the customer wants single-use food serviceware or a single-use condiment when offered, with limited exceptions.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



Status
1/28/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
2/16/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1138

Concerning the creation of programs to reduce the number of single-occupancy vehicle commuter trips by improving access to alternative transportation options.
2-23-22

Position: Oppose

Date Introduced: 2022-02-04
Sponsors: M. Gray (D) | L. Herod (D) / F. Winter (D) | C. Hansen (D)

For income tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2023, but before January 1, 2030, the bill creates an income tax credit (tax credit) for any employer that:

The amount of the tax credit is 50% of the amount spent by the employer to provide alternative transportation options to some or all of its employees.

In addition, the bill requires the executive director of the department of transportation (director), in coordination with the Colorado energy office and metropolitan planning organizations, to create an annual commuter survey for employers to use to determine how their employees commute to and from their work site. The director and the Colorado energy office are required to determine the content of the commuter survey and the form and manner in which the commuter survey will be completed and returned to the department of transportation.

Beginning in specified calendar years, in an effort to reduce the number of employees who commute to and from their work site in a single-occupancy vehicle, employers with over 100 employees are required to:

The bill requires that any private sector employer that wishes to claim the tax credit participate in the employer commuter survey and submit the results of the survey to the department by April 30 of the year in which the survey is conducted, even if the employer's participation in the commuter survey is not otherwise required.

For the 2023-24 state fiscal year, and for each state fiscal year thereafter through the 2029-30 state fiscal year, of the money allocated to the transportation commission for state multimodal projects from the multimodal transportation and mitigation options fund, the transportation commission is required to allocate $250,000 to each of the transportation management associations and transportation management organizations operating in a nonattainment area for the purposes of assisting employers in creating a clean commuting plan and complying with the requirements of the bill.


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



Status
2/4/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
2/28/2022 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1144

Concerning the ability of individuals to demonstrate naturally acquired immunity to COVID-19 in lieu of complying with requirements imposed to limit the transmission of COVID-19.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-02-04
Sponsors: M. Baisley (R)

The bill requires an employer, as a condition of employment, or a state agency that imposes a COVID-19 vaccine or testing requirement to allow a person subject to the requirement to instead provide documentation demonstrating that the person has naturally acquired immunity to the disease.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



Status
2/4/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
3/2/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1149

Concerning the expansion of the advanced industry investment tax credit, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-02-04
Sponsors: M. Lynch (R) | S. Bird (D) / B. Rankin (R) | C. Hansen (D)

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

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1152

Concerning limitations on the ability of an employer to take an adverse action against an employee based on the employee's use of marijuana.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-02-04
Sponsors: E. Hooton (D)

The bill prohibits an employer from taking adverse action against an employee, including an applicant for employment, who engages in the use of:

An employer is permitted to impose restrictions on employee use of medical or retail marijuana under specified circumstances.


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



Status
2/4/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
3/24/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1159

Concerning waste diversion, and, in connection therewith, creating the circular economy development center in the department of public health and environment, establishing the costs of operating the center as a permissible use of money from the front range waste diversion cash fund and the recycling resources economic opportunity fund, and extending and removing certain repeal dates associated with existing statutory waste diversion efforts.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-02-04
Sponsors: L. Cutter (D) / K. Priola (R) | F. Winter (D)

The act creates the circular economy development center (center) in the department of public health and environment (department). The purpose of the center is to grow existing markets; create new markets; and provide necessary infrastructure, systems, logistics, and marketing to create a sustainable circular economy for recycled commodities and compost in Colorado. On or before July 1, 2023, subject to available appropriations, the department must contract with a third-party administrator to operate the center.

The center must conduct a statewide, end-market gap analysis and opportunity assessment and submit a final report of the analysis and assessment to the department by August 1, 2024. Beginning September 1, 2023, and on or before each September 1 thereafter, the center must also submit a report to the department describing the progress of the center. The department must include the report in its annual presentation to the general assembly pursuant to the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act".

The center is repealed, effective September 1, 2030. Before the repeal, the activities of the center are scheduled for a sunset review by the department of regulatory agencies.

The act requires the front range waste diversion enterprise (enterprise), in coordination with the department, to pay for direct and indirect costs associated with the operation of the center through the front range waste diversion cash fund (fund). The act also makes changes to the front range waste diversion enterprise grant program as follows:

The act also requires the department to use money appropriated from the recycling resources economic opportunity fund to pay for up to 40% of the direct and indirect costs associated with the operation of the center.

Under current law, the solid waste user fee is repealed, effective July 1, 2026. The act eliminates this repeal date and extends, from September 1, 2029, to September 1, 2030, the repeal date of a specific user fee that is associated with the solid waste user fee.


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



Status
2/4/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
3/3/2022 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/8/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/9/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/2/2022 Senate Committee on Finance 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
5/27/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/31/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/31/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/3/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1200

Concerning a requirement that an employer grant an employee an exemption from a COVID-19 vaccine requirement under specified circumstances.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-02-07
Sponsors: K. Van Winkle (R)

The bill requires an employer that imposes a COVID-19 vaccine requirement to grant an employee an exemption if the employee submits a written request stating that compliance with the requirement would endanger the employee's or household member's health and well-being or would violate or conflict with the employee's sincerely held religious beliefs. If an employer terminates an employee for failing to comply with the employer's COVID-19 vaccine requirement, the terminated employee is not disqualified from eligibility for unemployment benefits.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



Status
2/7/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
3/3/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1201

Concerning standards for immunization requirements.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-02-07
Sponsors: T. Van Beber (R) | M. Soper (R)

The bill allows individuals who are required to receive an immunization for any purpose to claim an exemption from the requirement if the:

The bill requires the department of public health and environment to post on its website:



Status
2/7/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
3/3/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1215

Concerning expanding opportunities for high school students to enroll in postsecondary courses, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-02-08
Sponsors: J. McCluskie (D) | J. Bacon (D) / J. Bridges (D)

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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1216

Concerning the regulation of restrictive employment agreements through the enactment of the "Uniform Restrictive Employment Agreement Act".
2


Date Introduced: 2022-02-09
Sponsors: K. Tipper (D) / J. Bridges (D)

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:



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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1218

Concerning resource efficiency related to constructing a building for occupancy.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-02-09
Sponsors: A. Valdez (D) / F. Winter (D) | K. Priola (R)

Section 1 of the act relocates existing statutes that require contractors to offer certain resource efficiency options when constructing certain buildings. Section 1 also requires certain new commercial buildings and multifamily residences to include electric vehicle charging as follows:

The act applies to the construction of a new high-occupancy building project or to the renovation of 50% or more of an existing high-occupancy building project and to:

Section 3 requires a project to comply with these provisions to obtain a building permit. The state electrical board is required to set standards for waiving the requirement to comply with these provisions for renovations. Local governments that perform inspections may also issue such a waiver.


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



Status
2/9/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
2/16/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to Energy & Environment
4/14/2022 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/20/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/22/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
4/26/2022 Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/28/2022 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/02/2022 - No Amendments
4/29/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/2/2022 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/4/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
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
5/20/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/20/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/7/2022 Governor Vetoed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1244

Concerning measures to increase public protection from toxic air contaminants, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
1


Date Introduced: 2022-02-17
Sponsors: C. Kennedy (D) | S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D) / J. Gonzales (D)

The act creates a new program to regulate a subset of air pollutants, referred to as "toxic air contaminants", which are defined as hazardous air pollutants, covered air toxics, and all other air pollutants that the air quality control commission (commission) designates as a toxic air contaminant. In implementing the program, the commission has the authority to adopt rules that are more stringent than the corresponding requirements of the federal "Clean Air Act".

The division of administration (division) in the department of public health and environment (department) will publish an initial list of toxic air contaminants by October 1, 2022. Beginning no later than September 30, 2030, and at least every 5 years thereafter, the commission will review the list of existing toxic air contaminants and determine whether to designate any additional air pollutants as toxic air contaminants.

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

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

On or before October 1, 2025, and by each October 1 thereafter, the division will prepare a report summarizing the findings of the monitoring program, post the report on its website, and submit the report to the general assembly. The division will also report on the need for any additional monitoring sites during the hearings held pursuant to the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" prior to the 2027 legislative session.

No later than April 30, 2025, the commission will identify by rule up to 5 toxic air contaminants that may pose a risk of harm to public health (priority toxic air contaminants). No later than April 30, 2026, the commission will propose health-based standards for priority toxic air contaminants for approval by the general assembly.

On or before September 30, 2029, and at least once every 5 years thereafter, the commission will:

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

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

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

For the 2022-2023 state fiscal year,$3,135,853 is appropriated from the general fund to the department to implement the act, of which:



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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1250

Concerning nonsubstantive changes to title 7 of the Colorado revised statutes.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-02-18
Sponsors: S. Woodrow (D) | A. Pico (R) / R. Zenzinger (D) | R. Woodward (R)

The act makes technical changes to the "Colorado Corporations and Associations Act" and the "Colorado Business Corporation Act" as follows:



Status
2/18/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/8/2022 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/10/2022 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/11/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2022 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
4/1/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/4/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/4/2022 Sent to the Governor
4/7/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1262

Concerning the continuation of the authority of the director of the division of workers' compensation to impose fines on an employer for a subsequent failure to carry workers' compensation insurance within a specified period after a previous failure, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendation in the 2021 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-02-24
Sponsors: T. Sullivan (D) | M. Snyder (D) / R. Rodriguez (D) | J. Cooke (R)

The act implements the recommendation of the department of regulatory agencies, as specified in the department's sunset review of the authority of the director of the division of workers' compensation to impose fines on an employer for a subsequent failure to carry workers' compensation insurance within 7 years after an initial failure to carry the required insurance, by continuing the director's authority for 11 years, until September 1, 2033.


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



Status
2/24/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
3/16/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor 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 Business, Labor, & Technology
3/28/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology 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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1272

Concerning the repeal of the provision awarding a defendant attorney fees in a tort action when the case is dismissed on motion of the defendant prior to trial.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-02-25
Sponsors: S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D) | A. Benavidez (D) / J. Gonzales (D) | R. Rodriguez (D)

Under current law, a defendant may be awarded reasonable attorney fees in tort actions if a case is dismissed on a motion of the defendant prior to trial. The act states that a defendant may not be awarded reasonable attorney fees in cases dismissed prior to trial in which the plaintiff brought non-frivolous claims in order to challenge precedent or for a similar reason.


(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 Laid Over to 03/23/2022 - No Amendments
3/23/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/24/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/25/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/29/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/21/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/25/2022 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/26/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/27/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2022 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 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/25/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/8/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1277

Concerning authorizing public entities to use credit unions as financial institutions, and, in connection therewith, allowing credit unions to make loans to public entities and authorizing the deposit of public money in credit unions.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-01
Sponsors: K. Mullica (D) | P. Neville (R) / J. Gonzales (D)

Under current law, public money may be deposited in or invested with banks and savings and loan associations that are protected by the federal deposit insurance corporation. The bill permits the deposit or investment of public money with a credit union that is federally insured by the national credit union administration.Section 1 of the bill authorizes credit unions to make loans to public entities, and section 2 authorizes the state commissioner of financial services to assess each credit union for the cost of monitoring compliance with laws that protect public deposits.Section 4 renames the "Savings and Loan Association Public Deposit Protection Act" the "Credit Union and Savings and Loan Association Public Deposit Protection Act" (deposit protection act), and sections 5 through 13 add references to credit unions throughout the deposit protection act.Section 15 amends the law allowing public entities to use depositories that are federally insured to include credit unions.Sections 3, 14, and 16 through 24 make conforming amendments to statute to authorize public entities or officials to deposit money with federally insured credit unions and to reflect the renaming of the deposit protection act.


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



Status
3/1/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
3/24/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1282

Concerning the creation of the innovative housing incentive program.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-07
Sponsors: K. Mullica (D) | M. Lynch (R) / J. Bridges (D) | R. Woodward (R)

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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1284

Concerning updates to state surprise billing laws to facilitate the implementation of surprise billing protections, and, in connection therewith, aligning state law with the federal "No Surprises Act" and making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-08
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | M. Catlin (R) / B. Gardner (R) | B. Pettersen (D)

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

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

$233,018 is appropriated from the division of insurance cash fund to the department of regulatory agencies for use in the 2022-23 state fiscal year for personal services, operating expenses, and to purchase legal services, and of that amount, $88,713 is reappropriated to the department of law to provide legal services for the department of regulatory agencies.

$7,506 is appropriated from the health facilities general licensure cash fund to the department of public health and environment for use in the 2022-23 state fiscal year by health facilities and emergency medical services division to implement the act.


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



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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1285

Concerning a prohibition against a hospital taking certain debt collection actions against a patient if the hospital is not in compliance with hospital price transparency laws.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-08
Sponsors: P. Neville (R) | D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D) | J. Cooke (R)

The act prohibits a hospital or other person or entity collecting on behalf of the hospital from initiating or pursuing collection actions against a patient or patient guarantor for debt incurred by the patient on the date or dates of service when the hospital was not in material compliance with federal hospital price transparency laws.

Nothing in the act:

If a patient believes that a hospital was not in material compliance with price transparency laws, the patient or patient guarantor may file a lawsuit. If a judge or jury finds the hospital out of material compliance with federal hospital price transparency laws, the hospital is subject to a penalty equal to the amount of the debt, must refund any amount paid on the debt, dismiss any court action initiated by the hospital, and pay attorney fees and costs the patient or patient guarantor incurred relating to the action.

Critical access hospitals have until February 15, 2023, to comply with federal hospital price transparency laws before the provisions of the act apply.


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



Status
3/8/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
4/13/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/22/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/25/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/26/2022 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/26/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/28/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/2/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
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
6/1/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/1/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/1/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/8/2022 Signed by Governor
6/8/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1296

Concerning the definition of a nursing home for purposes of the residential real property classification.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-12
Sponsors: K. Mullica (D) | K. Van Winkle (R) / K. Priola (R)

Under current law, facilities that provide long-term nursing, rest, and assisted living services, where residents reside for more than 30 days, are classified as residential properties. However, facilities that provide short-term convalescent care and rehabilitation services, where patrons visit the facility periodically or temporarily reside there for less than 30 days, are valued and classified as nonresidential property.

The act defines a nursing home as a licensed nursing care facility, including a nursing care facility that provides convalescent care and rehabilitation services. The act specifies that land on which a nursing home is situated and any improvements affixed to that land for the use of the nursing home are classified and assessed as residential real property, regardless of a resident's length of stay.


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



Status
3/11/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
4/12/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/13/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/14/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/25/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/26/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2022 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
6/2/2022 Signed by Governor
6/2/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1297

Concerning the designation of daylight saving time as the standard year-round time within the state when allowed by federal law.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-12
Sponsors: C. Kipp (D) | P. Neville (R) / J. Bridges (D) | R. Scott (R)

Currently, "United States Mountain Standard Time" (MST), defined in federal law as coordinated universal time minus 7 hours, is the standard time within Colorado. During the period of daylight saving time (i.e., the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November) time is advanced one hour. Federal law allows a state to stay on standard time year round, but does not currently allow a state to adopt daylight saving time year round.

The act makes daylight saving time, defined as coordinated universal time minus 6 hours, the year-round standard time within the state. The change takes effect only if a federal law is enacted to allow states to remain on daylight saving time year round and at least 4 states in the MST zone, in addition to Colorado, enact legislation making daylight saving time the state's standard time throughout the year.


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



Status
3/11/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
3/28/2022 House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/31/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/31/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/1/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/4/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/12/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/19/2022 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
6/2/2022 Signed by Governor
6/2/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1304

Concerning state grants for investments in affordable housing at the local level, and, in connection therewith, creating the local investments in transformational affordable housing grant program and the infrastructure and strong communities grant program to invest in infill infrastructure projects that support affordable housing, and making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-16
Sponsors: D. Roberts (D) | M. Bradfield (R) / J. Coleman (D) | J. Gonzales (D)

The act creates 2 state grant programs:

The affordable housing grant program provides grants to local governments and nonprofit organizations to enable such entities to make investments in their communities or regions of the state in transformational affordable housing and housing related matters. The strong communities grant program provides grants to eligible local governments to enable local governments to invest in infill infrastructure projects that support affordable housing.

The strong communities grant program requires a multi-agency group, comprised of DLG, the state energy office, and the department of transportation, with the assistance of stakeholders, to develop a list of sustainable land use best practices that will accomplish the goals of the grant program and improve a local government's viability in being considered for a grant award.

The act requires both DOH and DLG to develop policies, procedures, and guidelines governing the administration of the respective grant programs. The act specifies how grant funding is to be prioritized and eligible uses of grant money awarded under the grant programs.

The act creates 2 funds in the state treasury: The local investments in transformational affordable housing fund and the infrastructure and strong communities grant program fund. The act specifies requirements pertaining to the administration of these funds.

The affordable housing grant program is initially funded by a transfer to the local investments in transformational affordable housing fund of $138 million of money from the affordable housing and home ownership cash fund that originated from the federal coronavirus state fiscal recovery fund. The strong communities grant program is initially funded by a transfer to the infrastructure and strong communities grant program fund of $40 million of money from the affordable housing and home ownership cash fund that originated from the federal coronavirus state fiscal recovery fund.

Both grant programs are subject to reporting requirements specified in the act, and both grant programs are repealed, effective December 31, 2026.

For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $431,985 is appropriated from various sources to the governor's office to implement the act.


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



Status
3/16/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
3/29/2022 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/8/2022 House Committee on Appropriations 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 Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/20/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/20/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
4/28/2022 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/3/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2022 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/4/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/5/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/16/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/1/2022 Signed by Governor
6/1/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1305

Concerning a temporary reduction of the premium an employer must pay for each of its employees for the purposes of the "Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act".


Date Introduced: 2022-03-18
Sponsors: Y. Caraveo (D) | M. Gray (D) / F. Winter (D) | J. Coleman (D)

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

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


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



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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1306

Concerning broadband deployment grant processes implemented by the broadband deployment board.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-18
Sponsors: B. Titone (D) | M. Baisley (R) / J. Bridges (D) | K. Priola (R)

In 2021, the general assembly authorized the broadband deployment board (board) to award money that the state received under the federal "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021" (federal act) for broadband deployment projects. The act updates the requirements for awarding grant money pursuant to the federal act to require that applications comply with finalized federal regulations regarding use of money under the federal act. The act also:



Status
3/18/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
4/5/2022 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/8/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/12/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
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 - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/26/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2022 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/28/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/27/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/31/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/31/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/2/2022 Signed by Governor
6/2/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1317

Concerning restrictive employment agreements.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-24
Sponsors: K. Tipper (D) / J. Bridges (D)

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:

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:

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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1325

Concerning alternative payment models for primary care services, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-24
Sponsors: C. Kennedy (D) | Y. Caraveo (D) / J. Ginal (D)

The act requires the division of insurance (division) to collaborate with the department of health care policy and financing, the department of personnel, the department of public health and environment, and the primary care payment reform collaborative (collaborative) to develop and promulgate rules for alternative payment model parameters for primary care services offered through health benefit plans.

The alternative payment model parameters must:

For health-care plans that are issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2025, each carrier must ensure that the carrier's alternative payment models for primary care incorporate the aligned alternative payment model parameters created by the division.

By December 1, 2023, the commissioner of insurance must promulgate rules detailing the requirements for alternative payment model parameters alignment. The division shall allow carriers the flexibility to determine which network providers and products are best suited to achieve the goals and incentives set by the division.

Once the division has 5 years of data, the division is required to analyze the data, produce a report on the data, and present the findings to the general assembly during the department of regulatory agencies' presentation to legislative committees at hearings held pursuant to the "SMART Act".

To assist carriers with implementing primary care alternative payment models, the division is required to retain a third-party contractor to design an evaluation plan for such implementation and retain a third-party contractor to provide technical assistance to carriers.

With regard to the collaborative, the act:

With regard to the all-payer health claims database, the act:

For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $56,328 is appropriated to the department of personnel from the general fund for use by the division of human resources to implement the act.


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



Status
3/24/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
4/13/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/21/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/21/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/22/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/25/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/28/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer 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, 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
5/18/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/18/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/18/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/18/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1328

Concerning modifications to the "Colorado Loans for Increasing Main Street Business Economic Recovery Act".


Date Introduced: 2022-03-28
Sponsors: B. Titone (D) | B. McLachlan (D) / K. Donovan (D)

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:



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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1345

Concerning measures to increase protections from perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-28
Sponsors: L. Cutter (D) | M. Bradfield (R) / J. Gonzales (D) | P. Lee (D)

The act enacts the "Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals Consumer Protection Act" to establish a regulatory scheme that prohibits the sale or distribution of certain products that contain intentionally added perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS chemicals).

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

On and after January 1, 2024, a manufacturer of cookware sold in the state that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals in the handle of the product or in any product surface that comes into contact with food, foodstuffs, or beverages is required to:

On and after January 1, 2024, a manufacturer of cookware is prohibited from making a statement that the cookware is free of PFAS chemicals unless no individual PFAS chemical is intentionally added to the cookware.

On and after January 1, 2025, a person shall not sell or distribute in the state any products in the following product categories if the products contain intentionally added PFAS chemicals:

On and after January 1, 2027, a person shall not sell or distribute in the state any products in the following product categories if the products contain intentionally added PFAS chemicals:

The act includes products that do not contain intentionally added PFAS chemicals in the definition of "environmentally preferable products" for the purposes of state agency procurement.

The act also:



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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1347

Concerning workers' compensation, and, in connection therewith, increasing funeral benefits, allowing for advance mileage expense payments, addressing the payment of scheduled ratings, and requiring reporting of certain active medical treatments.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-28
Sponsors: L. Daugherty (D) / R. Rodriguez (D)

The act amends the "Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado" by:



Status
3/28/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
4/13/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/14/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
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
4/28/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - 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
6/3/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/6/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/6/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/8/2022 Signed by Governor
6/8/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1348

Concerning enhanced oversight of the chemicals used in oil and gas production, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-28
Sponsors: M. Froelich (D) | Y. Caraveo (D) / F. Winter (D)

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

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

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

For disclosers that were already selling, distributing, or using a chemical product for use in downhole operations in the state before July 31, 2023, the disclosure and declaration must be made at least 30 days before July 31, 2023. For disclosers that begin to sell or distribute a chemical product for use in downhole operations in the state, or that begin to use a chemical product in downhole operations in the state, on or after July 31, 2023, the disclosure and declaration must be made at least 30 days before the discloser begins selling, distributing, or using the chemical product.

If a manufacturer does not provide the disclosure information for a chemical product that it sells or distributes for use in downhole operations in the state to the discloser upon the request of the discloser or commission, the manufacturer must provide the commission with a trade secret form of entitlement for the chemical product. If, after making a request to the manufacturer, the discloser is unable to disclose the disclosure information, the discloser shall disclose to the commission:

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

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

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

The commission will use the chemical disclosure information to create a chemical disclosure list for each well site, which will include an alphabetical list of names and Chemical Abstracts Service numbers of chemicals that will be used in downhole operations at the well site. The commission will post each chemical disclosure list on the chemical disclosure website. The commission shall provide the chemical disclosure list to the applicable operator within 7 days after the operator's disclosures.

The operator is required to disclose the chemical disclosure list to persons and entities near where downhole operations will be conducted. The disclosure of the chemical disclosure list to these persons and entities must be made within 30 days after the operator's receipt of the chemical disclosure list from the commission.

The commission will prepare and present an annual report to the general assembly that includes a list of chemicals used in downhole operations in the state in the prior calendar year.

For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $61,500 is appropriated from the oil and gas conservation and environmental response fund to the department of natural resources (department) to implement the act, which amount is reappropriated to the office of the governor for use by the office of information technology to provide information technology services for the department.


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



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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1350

Concerning the creation of a grant program to meet workforce needs throughout the state.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-29
Sponsors: J. McCluskie (D) | J. Rich (R) / J. Bridges (D) | P. Lundeen (R)

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:

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:

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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1354

Concerning mental health in workers' compensation cases.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-31
Sponsors: M. Lindsay | D. Michaelson Jenet (D) / F. Winter (D)

The act clarifies provisions in the "Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado" (workers' compensation act) relating to the release and disclosure of mental health records pertaining to an injured employee making a claim under the workers' compensation act (claimant).

The act:

The act authorizes the director to promulgate rules necessary for the implementation of the act.

The act requires a person providing mental health services under the workers' compensation act to be a licensed mental health provider.


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



Status
3/31/2022 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
4/21/2022 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, Floor
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 Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2022 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/4/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/5/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/1/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/1/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/1/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/8/2022 Signed by Governor
6/8/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1355

Concerning the creation of the producer responsibility program for statewide recycling, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-31
Sponsors: L. Cutter (D) / K. Priola (R) | J. Gonzales (D)

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

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

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

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

As part of the program, the organization must:

On January 1, 2025, and each January 1 thereafter, as an alternative to participating in the program, a producer may submit an individual plan proposal to the advisory board. The advisory board will review and make recommendations on, and the executive director shall approve or reject, the individual plan proposal.

The act establishes the producer responsibility program for statewide recycling administration fund (fund). On or before June 30, 2026, and on each June 30 thereafter, the department will notify the organization of its costs in overseeing and enforcing the program, and the organization will transmit a portion of the producer responsibility dues to the fund for the purposes of reimbursing the department for its costs.

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

The advisory board has the following duties:

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

For the 2022-23 fiscal year, $119,130 is appropriated from the general fund to the department to implement the act, of which $20,503 is reappropriated to the department of law to provide legal services for the department.


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



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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1362

Concerning the reduction of building greenhouse gas emissions, and, in connection therewith, requiring the director of the Colorado energy office and the executive director of the department of local affairs to appoint an energy code board that develops two model codes, requiring local governments and certain state agencies to adopt and enforce codes that are consistent with the model codes developed by the energy code board, creating the building electrification for public buildings grant program, creating the high-efficiency electric heating and appliances grant program, and establishing the clean air building investments fund.


Date Introduced: 2022-04-07
Sponsors: T. Bernett (D) | A. Valdez (D) / C. Hansen (D) | F. Winter (D)

The act requires the director of the Colorado energy office (office) and the executive director of the department of local affairs to appoint an energy code board (board) that will develop for adoption by counties, municipalities, and state agencies 2 sets of model codes. The director of the office and the executive director of the department shall also appoint an executive committee for the board. The board shall develop a model electric and solar ready code on or before June 1, 2023, and a model low energy and carbon code on or before July 1, 2025. The office shall, independent of the board, identify model green code language for adoption by counties, municipalities, and state agencies.

Every element of either model code adopted by the board must be approved by two-thirds of the board. If two-thirds of the board fail to adopt an element required by statute for either model code, the executive committee must vote on that element. An element of either model code must be approved by the majority of the executive committee to be adopted.

In the event of a conflict between the 2021 international energy conservation code, the 2024 international energy conservation code, the model electric ready and solar ready code, or any other model codes adopted by either a local government or divisions in the executive branch and either the Colorado plumbing code or the national electric code, the Colorado plumbing code or the national electric code prevails.

The act establishes when the office of the state architect, the division of housing, and the division of fire prevention and control must adopt and enforce codes that achieve equivalent or better energy performance than the codes adopted by the board as follows:

Likewise, the act establishes when municipalities and counties must adopt and enforce codes that achieve equivalent or better energy performance than the codes adopted by the board as follows:

However, rather than either the model electric and solar ready code or the model low energy and carbon code, a rural county that applies for and is not awarded a grant that significantly assists in energy code adoption and enforcement training is instead required to adopt and enforce an energy code that achieves equivalent or better energy performance than one of the 3 most recent editions of the international energy conservation code.

The act also creates 2 primary grant programs that will be administered by the office:

The clean air building investments fund, a continuously appropriated cash fund, is established by the act to fund the creation, implementation, and administration of both of these grant programs.

Lastly, the act also requires the following transfers from the general fund:



Status
4/7/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
4/14/2022 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/22/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/29/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/2/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/2/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/5/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Finance
5/5/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/6/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/6/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/9/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/11/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/20/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/20/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/2/2022 Signed by Governor
6/2/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1363

Concerning measures to increase the accountability of special districts to taxpayers.


Date Introduced: 2022-04-07
Sponsors: M. Weissman (D) | A. Boesenecker (D) / J. Gonzales (D) | T. Story (D)

The bill makes the following modifications to statutory provisions governing special districts to increase the accountability of special districts to taxpayers:

(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
4/7/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
4/26/2022 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/28/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/29/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
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 Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1367

Concerning modifications to laws prohibiting discrimination in employment practices, and, in connection therewith, repealing the exclusion of domestic workers from the definition of "employee", extending the time limit for filing a charge alleging unfair or discriminatory employment practices with the Colorado civil rights commission, repealing the prohibition against certain damages in cases alleging age-based discrimination, and making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-04-11
Sponsors: S. Lontine (D) | M. Gray (D) / F. Winter (D) | B. Pettersen (D)

The act amends employment discrimination laws, commonly referred to as the "Colorado Anti-discrimination Act" or "CADA", as follows:

The act appropriates $113,548 from the general fund to the department of regulatory agencies for use by the civil rights division to implement the act, with $98,718 allocated for personal services and $14,830 for operating expenses.


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



Status
4/11/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/19/2022 House Committee on Judiciary 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, Floor
4/28/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
5/3/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/6/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/6/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/1/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/1/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/1/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/8/2022 Signed by Governor
6/8/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1370

Concerning coverage requirements for health-care products, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-04-13
Sponsors: I. Jodeh (D) | E. Sirota (D) / F. Winter (D) | J. Buckner (D)

Beginning in 2023, the act requires each health insurance carrier (carrier) that offers an individual or small group health benefit plan in this state to offer at least 25% of its health benefit plans on the Colorado health benefit exchange (exchange) and at least 25% of its plans not on the exchange in each bronze, silver, gold, and platinum benefit level in each service area as copayment-only payment structures for all prescription drug cost tiers.

Starting in 2024, a carrier or, if a carrier uses a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) for claims processing services or other prescription drug or device services under a health benefit plan offered by the carrier in the individual market, the PBM, or a representative of the carrier or the PBM, is prohibited from modifying or applying a modification to the current prescription drug formulary during the current plan year.

The act repeals and reenacts the current requirements for step therapy and requires a carrier to use clinical review criteria to establish the step-therapy protocol.

For each health benefit plan issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2024, the bill requires each carrier or PBM to demonstrate to the division of insurance that:

The act requires the division of insurance to conduct and complete a study to evaluate how rebates my be applied in the individual market to reduce consumers' costs.

The act requires health insurers to annually report:

The act requires the commissioner of insurance (commissioner) to promulgate rules to implement the rebate requirements in the act.

Beginning in 2023, the act requires the department of health care policy and financing, in collaboration with the administrator of the all-payer claims database, to conduct an annual analysis of the prescription drug rebates received in the previous calendar year, by carrier and prescription drug tier, and make the analysis available to the public.

For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $252,667 is appropriated from the division of insurance cash fund to the department of regulatory agencies for use by the division of insurance to implement the act.


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



Status
4/13/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
4/27/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance 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, Floor
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 Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
5/6/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs 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
5/17/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/17/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/17/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/18/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1383

Concerning increasing the workforce by removing barriers to employment opportunities for juveniles.


Date Introduced: 2022-04-18
Sponsors: C. Kipp (D) | R. Holtorf (R) / P. Lee (D)

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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1409

Concerning additional funding for the community revitalization grant program.


Date Introduced: 2022-04-26
Sponsors: L. Herod (D) | B. Titone (D) / J. Coleman (D) | D. Hisey (R)

To provide additional funding for the community revitalization grant program, the act requires the state treasurer to transfer $20 million from the economic recovery and relief cash fund to the community revitalization fund on July 1, 2022. On and after the effective date of the act, for-profit entities and organizations are no longer eligible to receive grants through the program.


(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 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
5/2/2022 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 Laid Over Daily
5/11/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/27/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/31/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/31/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/3/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL HB22-1416

Concerning procedural requirements for the administration of property tax, and, in connection therewith, requiring the property tax administrator to maintain a list of persons interested in receiving notifications about possible amendments to property tax manuals, requiring public hearings with notice in connection with amendments to property tax manuals, requiring petitions for changes to property tax materials to be in writing, requiring notification about the opportunity to obtain additional information about the valuation of commercial property, requiring notification about the abatement process, allowing for the correction of errors impacting valuation of a class or subclass of property, establishing a process for accelerated consideration of certain appeals, and making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-05-03
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | P. Neville (R) / C. Kolker (D) | B. Rankin (R)

The property tax administrator is required by law, after consultation with the advisory committee to the property tax administrator and subject to the approval of the state board of equalization, to prepare and publish manuals, appraisal procedures, instructions, and guidelines (property tax materials) concerning the administration of property tax. Beginning January 1, 2023, section 1 of the act requires the administrator to conduct a public hearing on a proposed change to the property tax materials before submitting the proposed change to the advisory committee to the property tax administrator. The administrator must publish notice of the hearing and mail notice to those people who so request. At the hearing, interested persons may submit information and the administrator is required to consider any submissions. Any interested person may also file a written petition to the administrator for the issuance, amendment, or repeal of any property tax materials.

Currently, a taxpayer who wishes to protest the valuation of their taxable real property must file a notice of their objection and protest with the assessor by June 1. Sections 3 and 4 extend this deadline to June 8. Section 4 also requires an assessor who discovers any error that impacts the valuation of a class or subclass of property to recommend to the county board of equalization an adjustment to the class or subclass of property to correct the error.

Section 5 requires the state board of assessment appeals to advance an appeal concerning the valuation of rent-producing commercial real property on the board of assessment appeals' calendar when the taxpayer provides certain relevant information and requests an advancement on or before July 15 of the same calendar year. The board of assessment appeals may charge a fee to a taxpayer, if the board of assessment appeals advances the taxpayer's appeal.

Section 6 places a 5% cap on the amount by which a valuation of property set by a county board of equalization can be increased on appeal.

$2000 is appropriated from the general fund to the department of local affairs for use by the board of assessment appeals for implementation of the act.


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



Status
5/2/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
5/4/2022 House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs 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
5/6/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/6/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
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
5/16/2022 Signed by Governor
5/16/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL HB22-1417

Concerning the regulation of alcohol beverages, and, in connection therewith, creating an alcohol beverage regulation task force.


Date Introduced: 2022-05-03
Sponsors: D. Roberts (D) | C. Larson (R) / R. Rodriguez (D)

The bill creates a task force in the department of revenue to study the regulation of alcohol beverages. The task force is required to review the current statutes regulating alcohol beverages and make recommendations concerning how to modernize, clarify, and harmonize the statutes. The task force is required to report its findings to the general assembly by December 1, 2023.

The bill modifies laws governing the licensure of retail liquor stores and liquor-licensed drugstores and creates the new beer-and-wine-licensed grocery store license.With regard to retail liquor store licenses, the bill:

With regard to liquor-licensed drugstore licenses, the bill:

With regard to beer-and-wine-licensed grocery store licenses, 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
5/2/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
5/4/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Finance
5/5/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended 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 with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/10/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/10/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/10/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily with Amendments - Floor

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-006

Concerning an increase in the amount of sales tax revenue that a retailer may retain to cover the retailer's expense in collecting and remitting the tax, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-01-12
Sponsors: C. Kolker (D) | R. Rodriguez (D) / B. McLachlan (D) | M. Snyder (D)

The act permits a retailer with total taxable sales in the amount of $100,000 or less for any filing period to retain 5.3% of the sales tax reported as compensation for the retailer's expenses incurred in collecting and remitting the tax (vendor fee) for sales made in 2023, rather than retaining a 4% vendor fee, which is what current law allows. The act also clarifies that the calculation of the amount that is credited to the housing development grant fund is only based on the changes to the vendor fee from House Bill 19-1245, and not on any subsequent modifications, including the changes made in the act. The act allows the executive director of the department of revenue to deduct processing costs from the electronic payment of taxes and fees in lieu of imposing a convenience fee.


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



Status
1/12/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/16/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/11/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/11/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/14/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
3/28/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended 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 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
5/11/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/11/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/11/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2022 Signed by Governor
5/16/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-032

Concerning simplification of local sales and use tax compliance and administration for retailers that make retail sales in local taxing jurisdictions where they have limited physical presence, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-01-12
Sponsors: J. Bridges (D) | R. Woodward (R) / C. Kipp (D) | K. Van Winkle (R)

In order to enable the streamlining of the imposition, collection, and administration of sales and use taxes imposed by local taxing jurisdictions on retail sales made by retailers that have a state standard retail license and either do not have physical presence within a local taxing jurisdiction or have only incidental physical presence within a local taxing jurisdiction through the streamlining of application requirements for and elimination of fees for local general business licenses, the act requires the department of revenue (department) to require sufficient information to be collected from such a retailer, when the retailer applies for or renews a state standard retail business license through the state's electronic sales and use tax simplification system (SUTS) or by other means or at any other time to the extent necessary, and made available to local taxing jurisdictions to ensure that concerns of local taxing jurisdictions, including but not limited to concerns relating to administrative efficiency, retailer compliance, and collection of sales and use tax revenue, are addressed. The department is required to consult with local taxing jurisdictions when determining what information to collect and how to make the information collected available to local taxing jurisdictions. The department is also required to consult with retailers and to address any reasonable concerns that they may have. The department is required to accomplish these tasks expeditiously so that no later than July 1, 2023, and sooner if feasible, a retailer that has a state standard retail license and either does not have physical presence within a local taxing jurisdiction or has only incidental physical presence can make retail sales within the local taxing jurisdiction without having to obtain a general business license from the local taxing jurisdiction.

On and after July 1, 2022, a local taxing jurisdiction is prohibited from charging a fee for a local general business license to a retailer that has a state standard retail license, makes retail sales within the local taxing jurisdiction, and either does not have physical presence within the local taxing jurisdiction or has only incidental physical presence within the local taxing jurisdiction. On and after July 1, 2023, a local taxing jurisdiction is prohibited from requiring such a retailer to apply separately to the local taxing jurisdiction for a general business license. A local taxing jurisdiction must automatically issue a general business license to such a retailer unless the local taxing jurisdiction has previously revoked a general business license held by the retailer for a violation of its local code.

For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $2,100 is appropriated to the department for use by the taxation services division to implement the act.


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



Status
1/12/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
1/26/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended 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 Business Affairs & Labor
3/17/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/1/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/1/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/4/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/14/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/14/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/14/2022 Sent to the Governor
4/21/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL SB22-034

Concerning measures to counteract the filing of fraudulent business documents with the secretary of state.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-01-12
Sponsors: C. Kolker (D) | K. Priola (R) / S. Bird (D) | S. Sandridge (R)

Under the law, a business entity submits filing documents that concern the creation, organization, and operations of an entity to the secretary of state through an online filing system. By submitting a document, an individual affirms under penalty of perjury that the individual is authorized to file the document, the facts in the document are true, and the document otherwise complies with the secretary of state's filing requirements. The secretary of state saves the document in an online database as a ministerial act and does not independently verify whether the document is accurate.

The act creates a complaint process for a person whose business identity or personal identifying information has been used in the filing of these documents with the secretary of state without authority or for fraudulent activity. If a complaint is submitted with the secretary of state, the secretary must forward the complaint to the attorney general for further investigation. The attorney general may investigate the complaint and refer the complaint to an administrative law judge.

If an administrative law judge determines that an entity has been created fraudulently or without authorization, the secretary of state is required to:

If an administrative law judge determines that an unauthorized filing was made for a legitimate entity, the secretary of state is required to:

If a person alleged to have committed fraud or unauthorized acts fails to respond to the complaint, the allegations are deemed conceded, and the secretary of state is directed to take the appropriate steps listed above in the same manner as if the finding had been made by an administrative law judge.

The act creates a working group to study measures to counteract and prevent fraudulent filings in the online business filing system. The working group has 11 persons who represent the affected state agencies, businesses, and the Colorado bar association. The working group is directed to submit a report to the general assembly by January 31, 2023, containing potential legislative provisions to counteract and prevent fraudulent filings, as well as the costs and benefits associated with each potential legislative provision. The report may include specific recommendations to the general assembly.

Fraudulent filings are made an unfair or deceptive trade practice under the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act" and as such are subject to enforcement by the attorney general's office.


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



Status
1/12/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
2/7/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended 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 with Amendments - Committee
2/17/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/17/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
2/24/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/15/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/16/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 03/21/2022 - No Amendments
3/21/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/25/2022 - No Amendments
3/25/2022 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/28/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/29/2022 House Third Reading Re-referred to House Committee of the Whole - No Amendments
3/30/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments - Floor
3/31/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/06/2022 - No Amendments
4/6/2022 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/7/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/8/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/11/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/12/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
4/21/2022 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
4/22/2022 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
4/25/2022 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/6/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/6/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/9/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/2/2022 Signed by Governor
6/2/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-035

Concerning the occupational accident insurance coverage that independent contractors of carriers may acquire pursuant to standards set by the division of insurance.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-12
Sponsors: R. Rodriguez (D) | J. Smallwood (R) / S. Bird (D) | K. Van Winkle (R)

Under current law, common carriers and contract carriers may use independent contractors for transportation services. The contract must provide for coverage under either workers' compensation or an occupational accident insurance policy that provides "similar coverage" to that available under workers' compensation. "Similar coverage" must meet or exceed standards set by the division of insurance and is defined to require benefits that are at least comparable to the benefits offered under the workers' compensation system.

The act changes the definition of "similar coverage" to an occupational accident insurance policy that provides a minimum aggregate policy limit of $1,500,000 for all benefits paid for the benefit of the operator. The act also defines "commercial vehicle" and "operator" for the purpose of occupational accident insurance required by independent contractors of carriers.


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



Status
1/12/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/13/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/19/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/20/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/20/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
4/27/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/28/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/29/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/6/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/6/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/9/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/17/2022 Signed by Governor
5/17/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL SB22-040

Concerning actuarial reviews of proposed legislation that may impose a new health benefit mandate on health benefit plans, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-14
Sponsors: J. Smallwood (R) | F. Winter (D) / P. Will (R) | S. Lontine (D)

The act requires the division of insurance (division), on or before November 1, 2022, to retain by contract one or more entities that have experience in actuarial reviews, health-care policy, and health equity (contractors) for the purpose of performing actuarial reviews of legislative proposals that may impose a new health benefit coverage mandate on health benefit plans or reduce or eliminate coverage mandated under health benefit plans. The contractors, under the direction of the division, shall conduct an actuarial review of up to 6 such legislative proposals for each regular legislative session as follows:

Each actuarial review performed by the contractors must consider the predicted effects of the legislative proposal during the 5 and 10 years immediately following the effective date of the proposed legislation, or during another time period following the effective date if such consideration is more actuarially feasible, including specifically described considerations.

A request for an actuarial review and the final report resulting from such a request must be treated as confidential except by the member of the general assembly who made the request until the legislative proposal that is the subject of the actuarial review is introduced in the regular legislative session following the submission of the request for the actuarial review or, if no such legislative proposal is introduced, until after the end of the legislative session following the submission of the request.

The division may not engage any contractor to perform an actuarial review unless the division determines that there are adequate resources available within existing appropriations to compensate the contractor for the actuarial review.

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

The act is repealed, effective November 1, 2027.

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



Status
1/14/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/23/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/2/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/2/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/3/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
5/4/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/9/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/9/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/18/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/18/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/18/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/8/2022 Signed by Governor
6/8/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-045

Concerning modifications to the laws governing public benefit corporations.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-18
Sponsors: P. Lee (D) / S. Bird (D)

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



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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL SB22-050

Concerning work opportunities for persons imprisoned by the department of corrections.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-18
Sponsors: J. Coleman (D) | D. Hisey (R) / M. Soper (R) | T. Exum (D)

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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-051

Concerning policies to reduce emissions from the built environment.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-01-18
Sponsors: C. Hansen (D) / E. Sirota (D)

For income tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2023, but before January 1, 2025, any purchaser of an air-source heat pump system, ground-source heat pump system, water-source heat pump system, or variable refrigerant flow heat pump system (heat pump system) or a heat pump water heater that installs a residential or commercial heat pump system or a residential or commercial heat pump water heater into real property in the state is allowed an income tax credit in an amount equal to 10% of the purchase price of the heat pump system or heat pump water heater.

For income tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2023, but before January 1, 2025, any purchaser of an energy storage system that installs the energy storage system in a residential dwelling in the state is allowed an income tax credit in an amount equal to 10% of the purchase price of the energy storage system.

For the heat pump system and heat pump water heater income tax credit and for the energy storage system income tax credit, the purchaser may assign the income tax credit to the seller of the heat pump system, heat pump water heater, or energy storage system (seller) at the time of purchase. If the purchaser assigns the credit, the seller must compensate the purchaser for the full nominal value of the tax credit. The act specifies the requirements of the purchaser, seller, and the department of revenue in connection with the assignment of either income tax credit.

Beginning July 1, 2024, all sales, storage, and use of eligible decarbonizing building materials are exempt from state sales and use tax. "Eligible decarbonizing building materials" are building materials that have a maximum acceptable global warming potential as determined by the office of the state architect (office) and that are on a list of eligible materials maintained by the office. Manufacturers may submit the environmental product declaration of an eligible material to the office for the office's review. The office is required to compile a list of eligible materials and the manufacturers of those materials based on the information voluntarily submitted to the office by the manufacturers.

Beginning January 1, 2023, all sales, storage, and use of heat pump systems or heat pump water heaters that are used in commercial or residential buildings are exempt from state sales and use tax. To be eligible for the sales and use tax exemption under certain circumstances, the purchaser of the heat pump system or heat pump water heater is required to certify that all necessary mechanical, plumbing, and electrical work performed in connection with the installation of the heat pump system or heat pump water heater will be performed by a certified contractor on a certified contractor list created pursuant to current law or by employees of a utility, subject to state licensing requirements and all applicable state and local rules, codes, and standards.

Beginning January 1, 2023, all sales, storage, and use of energy storage systems that are used in a residential dwelling are exempt from state sales and use tax.

A statutory town, city, or county may exempt the same items that are exempt from state sales and use tax pursuant to the act only by express inclusion of the exemption in its initial sales tax ordinance or resolution or by amendment thereto.

After January 1, 2023, an investor-owned gas utility may apply to the public utilities commission for approval to measure the amount of use for billing purposes in either fuel commodity units or for energy services provided. The public utilities commission is required to approve, deny, or modify the utility's application.


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



Status
1/18/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
2/8/2022 Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Finance
3/2/2022 Senate Committee on Finance 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, Floor
4/6/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/6/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
4/21/2022 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
5/2/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/4/2022 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 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
5/17/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/17/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/17/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/2/2022 Signed by Governor
6/2/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-053

Concerning visitation rights at health-care facilities, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-18
Sponsors: J. Sonnenberg (R) / B. McLachlan (D) | T. Geitner (R)

Subject to the limitations in state and federal law and state or local public health orders, the act specifies that a patient or resident of a hospital, a nursing care facility, or an assisted living residence (collectively referred to as "health-care facility") may have at least one visitor of the patient's or resident's choosing during the stay or residency. A health-care facility is required to have written policies and procedures that are consistent with state and federal law regarding the visitation rights of patients and residents, including policies and procedures setting forth any necessary or reasonable restriction or limitation to ensure the health and safety of patients, staff, or visitors that the health-care facility may need to place on patient and resident visitation rights and the reasons for the restriction or limitation.

The act allows a health-care facility to impose specific requirements on visitors during a period when the risk of transmission of a communicable disease is heightened, including the requirement to wear medical masks or other protective equipment and be screened or tested for a communicable disease. A health-care facility may impose visitation restrictions for a patient or resident with a communicable disease who is isolated.

$45,409 is appropriated from the general fund to the department of public health and environment for use by the health facilities and emergency medical services division for the nursing and acute care facility survey.


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



Status
1/18/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/1/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
2/24/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs 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
3/25/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/28/2022 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/29/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/4/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
5/10/2022 House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/10/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/10/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/11/2022 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/11/2022 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
6/8/2022 Signed by Governor
6/8/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-063

Concerning the "property ownership fairness act".
1


Date Introduced: 2022-01-18
Sponsors: L. Liston (R) / A. Pico (R)

The bill enacts the "Property Ownership Fairness Act" (act). The bill entitles a property owner to seek just compensation from a governmental entity that enacts a land use law reducing the right of a property owner to use, divide, sell, or possess their property and reducing the fair market value of the property. The bill sets forth the procedure by which a property owner can demand just compensation and sets forth exceptions where a property owner is not entitled to seek just compensation for a land use law. Additionally, the bill prohibits a governmental entity from enacting a land use law that caps residential building permits issued in a single or multi-year period with the intent of limiting growth or development.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



Status
1/18/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/8/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
3/1/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL SB22-066

Concerning the restoration of the money spent by the state during the COVID-19 pandemic for the state's unemployment insurance program.
2-23-22

Position: Support

Date Introduced: 2022-01-20
Sponsors: R. Woodward (R) / K. Van Winkle (R)

The bill:



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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL SB22-073

Concerning alternative energy sources, and, in connection therewith, requiring a feasibility study for the use of small modular nuclear reactors as a source of carbon-free energy and for recycled energy, specifying the maximum nameplate capacity of a generation unit for pumped hydroelectricity.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-20
Sponsors: B. Rankin (R) / H. McKean (R)

The bill requires the director of the office of economic development (office) or the director's designee to conduct or cause to be conducted a study (feasibility study) regarding the feasibility of using small modular nuclear reactors as a carbon-free energy source for the state and includes specific items that must be included in the feasibility study.

By July 1, 2024, the director of the office is required to provide a written report to the committees of the senate and house of representatives having jurisdiction over energy matters regarding the findings and conclusions from the feasibility study. The bill appropriates $500,000 from the general fund to the office for the 2022-23 fiscal year to be used for the purposes of the feasibility study.

In addition, current law defines recycled energy as energy produced by a generation unit with a nameplate capacity of not more than 15 megawatts. For pumped hydroelectricity generation only, the bill specifies that the energy be produced by a generation unit with a nameplate capacity of not more than 400 megawatts.


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



Status
1/19/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/15/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
2/17/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL SB22-078

Concerning alternatives to health insurer prior authorization requirements for health-care providers that achieve a specified approval rate on prior authorization requests.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-01-19
Sponsors: B. Kirkmeyer (R) | J. Ginal (D) / T. Geitner (R) | S. Bird (D)

With regard to health-care services, section 1 of starting January 1, 2024, the bill requires a health insurance carrier (carrier) or private utilization review organization (organization) , as applicable, to offer a qualified provider with at least a 95% approval rate of prior authorization requests over the prior 12 months an alternative to prior authorization requirements, including an exemption from the requirements or incentive awards or other innovative programs to reward provider compliance designed by the carrier or organization that reduce patient wait times or administrative burdens to receiving the requested health-care service . To be a "qualified provider", a provider must:

A carrier or organization is required to inform a provider of the provider's status as a qualified provider and, at least annually, to reevaluate whether a provider satisfies the requirements of a qualified provider.With regard to drug benefits, section 2 requires a carrier or pharmacy benefit management firm, as applicable, to offer the same types of alternatives to prior authorization requirements to a provider who has at least a 95% approval rate of prior authorization requests over the prior 12 months.

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


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



Status
1/19/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/7/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/15/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/17/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/18/2022 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/22/2022 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 02/24/2022 - No Amendments
2/24/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/24/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
5/2/2022 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended 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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-082

Concerning addressing the geographical areas with the greatest concentration of air pollutants that affect human health.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-01-20
Sponsors: K. Donovan (D)

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

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


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



Status
1/20/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/16/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL SB22-088

Concerning tuition assistance for students enrolled in building trade programs.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-01-20
Sponsors: L. Liston (R)

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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL SB22-097

Concerning the expansion of protections for workers who raise workplace health and safety concerns, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2-23-22

Position: Oppose

Date Introduced: 2022-02-01
Sponsors: B. Pettersen (D) | R. Rodriguez (D) / L. Herod (D) | T. Sullivan (D)

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

To implement the act, the act appropriates:



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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-099

Concerning the procedure for sealing of criminal records for nonviolent offenses, and, in connection therewith, addressing workforce shortages, minimizing barriers to employment for job seekers, and making an appropriation.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-02-01
Sponsors: D. Hisey (R) | R. Rodriguez (D) / K. Tipper (D) | C. Larson (R)

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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-106

Concerning addressing conflicts of interest in regional organizations responsible for public behavioral health services, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-02-01
Sponsors: C. Kolker (D) | J. Sonnenberg (R) / D. Michaelson Jenet (D) | J. Rich (R)

On or before January 1, 2023, the act requires each managed care entity, administrative service organization, and managed service organization that has 25% or more ownership by providers of behavioral health services to comply with certain conflict of interest policies in order to promote transparency and accountability.

The act appropriates $42,658 from the general fund to the department of health care policy and financing to implement the act.


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



Status
2/1/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/23/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services 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 Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
4/5/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/29/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/2/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/3/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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
5/20/2022 Signed by Governor
5/20/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-115

Concerning clarifying certain terms as the terms relate to a landowner's liability.
2-23-22

Position: Support

Date Introduced: 2022-02-03
Sponsors: S. Jaquez Lewis (D) | B. Gardner (R) / M. Soper (R) | K. Tipper (D)

The bill clarifies the meaning of terms related to landowner liability and declares that the Colorado court of appeals and supreme court decisions in Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, Inc. v. Wagner should not be relied upon to the extent that those decisions determined:



Status
2/3/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/16/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/22/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
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 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 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/25/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/28/2022 Sent to the Governor
4/7/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-122

Concerning the enactment of amendments to the "Colorado Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act" recommended by the uniform law commission, and, in connection therewith, changing the name of the "Colorado Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act" to the "Colorado Uniform Voidable Transactions Act".
2


Date Introduced: 2022-02-03
Sponsors: B. Gardner (R) / K. Tipper (D)

Colorado Commission on Uniform State Laws. In 2014, the Uniform Law Commission approved a set of amendments to the "Colorado Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act". The bill enacts those amendments. The principal features of the amendments are:



Status
2/3/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/3/2022 Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL SB22-124

Concerning the authority of a pass-through business entity to elect to pay state income taxes at the entity level.
1


Date Introduced: 2022-02-03
Sponsors: R. Woodward (R) | C. Kolker (D) / D. Ortiz (D) | K. Van Winkle (R)

The "SALT Parity Act" was enacted in 2021 and, for income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2022, it allowed pass-through entities to elect to pay state income tax at the entity level, which allows the entity to claim an unlimited deduction at the federal level for state and local taxes paid. While this election reduces federal taxable income for the pass-through entity, it does not reduce or increase Colorado taxable income under current law based on additions and subtractions (deductions) to the state income tax.

The act converts the state income tax deductions created to keep state revenue neutrality into a tax credit and makes provisions of the "SALT Parity Act" retroactive to January 1, 2018. An S corporation or a partnership must make the retroactive election on or after September 1, 2023, but before July 1, 2024, in a composite amended tax return for all of the years for which the election is made that is filed on behalf of the S corporation or partnership and the electing pass-through entity owners.


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



Status
2/3/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/23/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/26/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/26/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/27/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
5/4/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor 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 Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/10/2022 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/10/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/11/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/11/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/11/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2022 Signed by Governor
5/16/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-129

Concerning the procedures for proposals filed in anticipation of an air quality control commission rule-making hearing.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-02-09
Sponsors: J. Cooke (R)

The bill requires the air quality control commission (commission) to include in a notice of proposed rule-making a description of the classes of persons, including businesses, that will be affected by the proposed rule.

A person who proposes a rule differing from the rule proposed by the commission or a revision of limited applicability shall file the proposal by a deadline determined by the commission by rule, and must include a description of the classes of persons, including businesses, that will be affected by the proposal.

If the proposal is an alternative proposal, as defined by the commission by rule, the person must include with the proposal an initial economic impact analysis of the proposed rule.

The commission shall designate a hearing officer to consider proposals filed with the commission. Not later than 10 business days after the proposal is filed with the commission, the hearing officer shall determine if the proposal is an alternative proposal, warranting consideration by the commission. The hearing officer shall provide notice of its determination to persons that have filed written requests with the commission to receive notice.


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



Status
2/9/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/22/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL SB22-136

Concerning measures to promote the governance of special districts, and, in connection therewith, requiring greater disclosure of developer-affiliated board activity, requiring processes to facilitate resident representation on special district boards, and extending the powers of initiative and referendum to the electors of special districts.
1


Date Introduced: 2022-02-16
Sponsors: T. Story (D) / M. Weissman (D) | A. Boesenecker (D)

Section 1 of the bill extends the powers of the initiative and referendum reserved to the people in the state constitution to the electors of special districts.Section 2 requires each developer-affiliated board (board) of a special district (district) to issue an agenda and board packet for each board meeting. The board must send the agenda and board packet by regular United States mail and by e-mail to each resident of the district along with a separate statement that expressly discloses to each resident the fact that the board has a conflict of interest with the residents and that residents of the district may serve on the board.

The bill also requires each board to send a self-nomination form to each resident of the district with each agenda and board packet with instructions that a resident may follow for completing the form and delivering the completed form to the manager and legal counsel of the district.

Immediately upon receiving a self-nomination form from a resident for a position on the board, the board must identify the board position to be terminated and immediately appoint the resident who submitted the self-nomination form to fill the position. A developer-affiliated position is immediately terminated upon receipt by the board of a self-nomination form from a resident. If self-nomination forms are received from residents in an amount that exceeds the positions on the board, the board is required to immediately call a special election to fill all of the developer-affiliated positions.


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



Status
2/16/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
3/1/2022 Senate Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill


BILL SB22-138

Concerning measures to promote reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
3


Date Introduced: 2022-02-16
Sponsors: C. Hansen (D) | K. Priola (R) / A. Valdez (D) | K. McCormick (D)

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

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

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


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



Status
2/16/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
3/15/2022 Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Finance
3/30/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/21/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/22/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/22/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
4/28/2022 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Unamended to Finance
5/5/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/9/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/9/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-140

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.
2


Date Introduced: 2022-02-24
Sponsors: J. Coleman (D) | B. Gardner (R) / B. McLachlan (D) | J. Amabile (D)

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:

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:

$6,100,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the department for use in the 2022-23 state fiscal year for:

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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-146

Concerning the expansion of the Colorado housing and finance authority's middle income access program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-07
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger (D) | D. Hisey (R) / M. Snyder (D) | M. Catlin (R)

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


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



Status
3/7/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
3/29/2022 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/8/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/12/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/13/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/13/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
4/20/2022 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/26/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/29/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/10/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2022 Signed by Governor
5/16/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-157

Concerning the enforcement of laws relating to unfair business practices committed by regulated persons.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-15
Sponsors: C. Holbert (R) | S. Fenberg (D) / E. Hooton (D) | K. Van Winkle (R)

The act authorizes a district attorney or a deputy or assistant district attorney (district attorney), in investigating a complaint alleging a violation of consumer protection laws, to request records from a state or local licensing authority (licensing authority) regarding a person that the licensing authority regulates (regulated person) and that is the subject of the complaint if the complaint alleges:

The act only applies to those state licensing authorities that authorize a licensee to perform activities at specific premises. A district attorney's authority to request records from a licensing authority does not apply with respect to a complaint alleged against a person regulated by a board or commission.

The licensing authority shall share with, and allow inspection of its records by, the district attorney upon receipt of such request if the licensing authority has already determined not to take action against the regulated person or persons.

Additionally, the act authorizes a state licensing authority, subject to approval by the head of the executive department in which the state licensing authority is located, to enter into an interagency agreement with the attorney general or the attorney general's designee for the referral of complaints alleging violations of consumer protection laws.

A regulated person is entitled to costs and reasonable attorney fees incurred and actual damages sustained in relation to the district attorney's or attorney general's investigation and in relation to a licensing authority's investigation in a related matter if a court determines that the complaint that led to the district attorney's or attorney' general's investigation is frivolous, groundless, and was filed in bad faith or if the regulated person prevails or substantially prevails in the matter.


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



Status
3/15/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/28/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/30/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/31/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/31/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
4/13/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/14/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/18/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/19/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/28/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/28/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/28/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/6/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-159

Concerning the creation of a revolving loan fund within the division of housing in the department of local affairs to make investments in transformational affordable housing, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-17
Sponsors: J. Bridges (D) | R. Zenzinger (D) / D. Ortiz (D) | P. Will (R)

The act creates the transformational affordable housing revolving loan fund program (loan program) in the division of housing (division) in the department of local affairs (department) as a revolving loan program in accordance with the requirements of the act and the policies established by the division. The loan program provides flexible, low-interest, and below-market rate loan funding to assist eligible recipients in completing the eligible loan projects identified in the act.

The division may administer the loan program or, if it determines that it would be more efficient and effective to contract out full or partial administration of the loan program, the division may enter into a contract with a third-party entity to administer the loan program.

Any loan made under the loan program by the state, any department, division, or agency of the state, or any administrator to a district, as defined in the TABOR amendment to the state constitution, must either be approved by the voters of the district in accordance with TABOR or be structured so that it is not a multiple-fiscal year direct or indirect district debt or other financial obligation whatsoever that requires voter approval under TABOR.

The act specifies eligibility requirements in order for projects to be funded under the loan program.

The division is required to establish and publicize policies for the loan program. The division is encouraged to consider prioritizing applications for funding that satisfy certain objectives specified in the act.

The transformational affordable housing revolving loan fund (fund) is created in the state treasury and the act specifies requirements pertaining to the administration of the fund.

On July 1, 2022, the state treasurer is required to transfer $150 million from the affordable housing and home ownership cash fund to the fund.

The division is required to report on the activities of the loan program as part of the regular annual public report prepared by the division on affordable housing spending undertaken by the state.

For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $379,081 to the office of the governor for use by the office of information technology (OIT). The appropriation is from reappropriated money from the fund. To implement the act, OIT may use the appropriation to provide information technology services for the department.


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



Status
3/17/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
4/5/2022 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Amended to Finance
4/13/2022 Senate Committee on Finance 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, Floor
4/25/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
5/2/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/3/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended 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
5/18/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/18/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/18/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/26/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-161

Concerning the modernization of procedures for the enforcement of laws governing the employer-employee relationship, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-21
Sponsors: J. Danielson (D) | S. Jaquez Lewis (D) / M. Duran (D) | M. Froelich (D)

The act updates and modifies laws pertaining to the payment of wages and employee misclassification, and the enforcement procedures and remedies for violations of those laws, as follows:

Section 16 appropriates $345,069 to the department of labor and employment for the 2022-23 state fiscal year to implement the act as follows:

Section 16 also appropriates $95,200 to the department of law for the 2022-23 state fiscal year for use by consumer protection to implement the act, which amount assumes the department will require an additional 0.8 FTE.


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



Status
3/21/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/20/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/2/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/2/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/3/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
5/4/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended 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 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
5/20/2022 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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-163

Concerning establishment of a procurement equity program to remediate disparities in state procurement, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-21
Sponsors: J. Coleman (D) | C. Kolker (D) / N. Ricks (D)

The act establishes the state procurement equity program (program) in the department of personnel (department) for the purpose of reducing disparities identified in the state disparity study report prepared as required by Senate Bill 19-135 between the availability of historically underutilized businesses and the utilization of such businesses in state procurement.

For preliminary implementation of the program, the department, in line with recommendations made in the state disparity study report, is required to:

The department is also required to convene, contract with a facilitator to facilitate discussion among, engage in consultation with, and strongly consider the formal policy recommendations of a stakeholder group, which, to the extent practicable, consists of government employees with procurement expertise, an employee of the procurement technical assistance center, a representative of the associated general contractors, owners or high-ranking employees of various types of historically underutilized businesses, and owners or high-ranking employees of businesses that are not historically underutilized businesses but have a demonstrable record of successful engagement and contracting with small businesses and have competed for or been awarded state contracts. The stakeholder group also includes any other individuals who have a demonstrable commitment to furthering equity in government procurement and substantial knowledge of procurement equity best practices who the department deems necessary or appropriate to include. The stakeholder group is required to:

The department is required to report on its progress and policy recommendations and any suggested remedial measures of the stakeholder group, the preliminary plans, recommendations, and remedial measures of the department regarding full implementation of the program, and any recommendations that the department has regarding the need for related legislation during its January 2025 annual presentation to legislative oversight committees required by the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act".

$2,007,707 is appropriated from the general fund to the department, of which:



Status
3/21/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/20/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/29/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/29/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/2/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/2/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
5/4/2022 House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/5/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/5/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
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
5/20/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/20/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/8/2022 Signed by Governor
6/8/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-192

Concerning the creation of opportunities for credential attainment, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-29
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger (D) | C. Simpson (R) / D. Esgar (D) | M. Catlin (R)

The act requires:

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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-193

Concerning measures to improve air quality in the state, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-03-30
Sponsors: S. Fenberg (D) | J. Gonzales (D) / A. Valdez (D) | M. Froelich (D)

Section 1 of the act creates the industrial and manufacturing operations clean air grant program (clean air grant program) through which the Colorado energy office (office) awards grant money to private entities, local governments, tribal governments, and public-private partnerships for voluntary projects to reduce air pollutants from industrial and manufacturing operations.

Voluntary projects eligible for grant money include:

Starting in 2025, the office is required to report annually on the progress of the clean air grant program, submit the report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over energy matters, and post the reports on the office's website.

On June 30, 2022, the state treasurer shall transfer $25 million from the general fund to the industrial and manufacturing operations clean air grant program cash fund, which fund is created in the act. The fund may also consist of money from federal sources and from gifts, grants, and donations. The money in the fund is continuously appropriated to the office for its administration of the clean air grant program. The office may use up to 9% of the money in the fund for its administrative costs in implementing the clean air grant program.

The clean air grant program is repealed on September 1, 2029.

Section 1 also creates the cannabis resource optimization cash fund, which fund the office is required to administer to provide financial incentives for energy and water use conservation and sustainability practices in cannabis operations. The state treasurer is directed to transfer $1.5 million from the general fund to the cannabis resource optimization cash fund on July 1, 2022.

Section 2 creates the community access to electric bicycles grant program (electric bicycles grant program) through which the office awards grant money to local governments, tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations that administer or plan to administer a bike share program or an ownership program for the provision of electric bicycles in a community. Section 2 also creates the community access to electric bicycles rebate program (rebate program) through which the office provides rebates for purchases of electric bicycles and equipment used for commuting purposes to individuals in low- and moderate-income households, businesses, or nonprofit organizations (program participants) or bicycle shops that sell electric bicycles to program participants at discounted prices.

Starting in 2025, the office is required to report annually on the progress of the electric bicycles grant program and the rebate program, submit copies of the report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation matters, and post the report on the office's website.

On June 30, 2022, the state treasurer shall transfer $12 million from the general fund to the community access to electric bicycles cash fund (fund), which fund is created in the act. The fund may also consist of money from federal sources and from gifts, grants, and donations. The money in the fund is continuously appropriated to the office for its administration of the electric bicycles grant program and the rebate program. The office may use up to 9% of the money in the fund for its administrative costs in implementing the electric bicycles grant program and the rebate program.

The electric bicycles grant program and the rebate program are repealed on September 1, 2028.

Section 3 creates the electrifying school buses grant program (school buses grant program) through which the department of public health and environment (department), with technical assistance from the office, awards grant money to school districts, including schools operated by tribal governments, and charter schools, or nonprofit partners acting on behalf of a school district or charter school, to help finance the procurement and maintenance of electric-powered school buses, the conversion of fossil-fuel-powered school buses to electric-powered school buses, charging infrastructure, and upgrades for electric charging infrastructure and the retirement of fossil-fuel-powered school buses. The department of education is authorized to provide assistance to school districts and charter schools in applying for or implementing a project funded with grant money.

Starting in 2025, and every odd-numbered year thereafter, the department is required to report on the progress of the school buses grant program, submit copies of the report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over education, energy and environment, and transportation matters, and post copies of the report on its website.

On June 30, 2022, the state treasurer shall transfer $65 million from the general fund to the electrifying school buses grant program cash fund (electric school buses fund), which fund is created in the act. The electrifying school buses fund may also consist of money from federal sources and from gifts, grants, and donations. The money in the electrifying school buses fund is continuously appropriated to the department for its administration of the school buses grant program. The department may use up to 8% of the money in the electrifying school buses fund for its administrative costs in implementing the electrifying school buses grant program.

The school buses grant program is repealed on September 1, 2034.

Section 4 updates the definition of "federal act" regarding the reference to the federal "Clean Air Act". Section 4 also updates the definition of "issue" with respect to an order, permit, determination, or notice issued by the division of administration in the department (division), to remove certified mail and add electronic mail as options to issue such order, permit, determination, or notice.

Section 5 clarifies that the statutory fee caps for fees collected by the air quality enterprise apply only to the annual stationary source emission fees. The statutory fee caps are $1 million for state fiscal year 2021-22, $3 million for state fiscal year 2022-23, $4 million for state fiscal year 2023-24, and $5 million on and after July 1, 2024.

Section 6 removes the requirement that the division make the forms on which a person provides details necessary for filing an air pollution emission notice available at all of the air pollution control authority offices.

Section 7 authorizes a person to seek judicial review of the division's failure to grant or deny a renewable operating permit until the division grants or denies the permit and authorizes the division to contract with third parties to perform permit application reviews, air quality monitoring reviews, or other work to support the division's air quality permit programs.

Section 8 extends the time within which the air quality control commission must grant or deny a request for a hearing from within 15 days after the request was made to within 30 days after the request was made and, if granted, requires the commission to set the hearing no later than 90 days after its first regularly scheduled meeting following receipt of the hearing request.

Existing law authorizes the commission to submit any additions or changes to the state implementation plan (SIP) to the administrator of the federal environmental protection agency (administrator) for conditional or temporary approval pending legislative council review of the additions or changes. Section 9 authorizes the commission to submit the changes or additions to the administrator as a provisional submission, pending possible introduction and enactment of a bill to modify or delete all or a portion of the commission's additions or changes to the SIP.

Section 11 appropriates from the general fund:

Section 11 also appropriates $44,365 from the electrifying school buses grant program cash fund to the department of education to provide technical assistance to school districts and charter schools applying for grant money from the school buses grant program and implementing projects awarded grant money.


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



Status
3/30/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
4/5/2022 Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/12/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/14/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/18/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
4/21/2022 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/4/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/5/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/6/2022 House Third Reading 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
5/18/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/18/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/18/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/2/2022 Signed by Governor
6/2/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-200

Concerning a grant program to improve access to health care in rural communities.


Date Introduced: 2022-04-08
Sponsors: J. Ginal (D) | B. Rankin (R) / M. Soper (R) | J. McCluskie (D)

The act establishes the rural provider access and affordability stimulus grant program (grant program) in the Colorado department of health care policy and financing (state department). As part of the grant program, the state department may award grants for projects that modernize the affordability solutions and the information technology of health-care providers in rural communities (rural providers) and projects that expand access to health care in rural communities. The types of rural providers eligible for grants under the grant program are rural hospitals that have a lower net patient revenue or fund balance than other rural hospitals in the state, as determined by the medical services board (state board) by rule.

On or before December 31, 2022:

The act creates the rural provider access and affordability advisory committee (advisory committee) in the state department. The advisory committee is required to advise the state department on the administration of the grant program, the adoption of the guidelines, and the selection of grant recipients. The advisory committee is also required to advise on the rules.

The act also creates the rural provider access and affordability fund (fund) in the state treasury. The act requires the state treasurer to transfer $10,000,000 from the economic recovery and relief cash fund to the fund for awarding grants under the grant program and the administration of the grant program.

The state department is directed to include a report on the progress of the grant program during its presentation to joint legislative committees pursuant to the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act".

The grant program is repealed on July 1, 2025.


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



Status
4/8/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/25/2022 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/28/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/28/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/29/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/29/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
5/3/2022 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services 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
6/1/2022 Signed by Governor
6/1/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-206

Concerning resources for disaster preparedness and recovery, and, in connection therewith, creating the disaster resilience rebuilding program, the sustainable rebuilding program, the office of climate preparedness, and making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-04-14
Sponsors: S. Fenberg (D) / J. Amabile (D)

Section 2 of the act creates the disaster resilience rebuilding program in the division of local government (division) in the department of local affairs. The disaster resilience rebuilding program's purpose is to provide loans and grants to homeowners, owners of residential rental property, businesses, governmental entities, and other organizations working to rebuild after a disaster emergency. The division may contract with a governmental entity, bank, community development financial institution, or other entity to administer the disaster resilience rebuilding program.

The division or an administrator is required to establish policies for administering the disaster resilience rebuilding program, including application requirements, eligibility requirements for applicants, maximum assistance levels, loan terms, equitable outreach, and any specific criteria for the allowable uses of the loans and grants. The division is required to prioritize applicants who demonstrate that their needs cannot be met by other sources of assistance.

Loans and grants may be used to:

Section 2 also creates the disaster resilience rebuilding program fund. The state treasurer is required to transfer $15 million from the general fund to the fund after the effective date of the act. The money in the fund is continuously appropriated to the division for the rebuilding program.

Section 3 creates the sustainable rebuilding program in the Colorado energy office. The office is required to consult with the department of local affairs in creating the sustainable rebuilding program. The sustainable rebuilding program's purpose is to provide loans and grants to homeowners, owners of residential rental property, and businesses that are rebuilding after a wildfire or other natural disaster to cover costs associated with building high performing, energy efficient, and resilient homes and structures. The office may contract with a governmental entity, Colorado-based nonprofit green bank with history and expertise in providing loans and grants for energy efficiency projects and services, business nonprofit organization, bank, or community development financial institution to administer the sustainable rebuilding program.

The Colorado energy office or an administrator is required to establish policies for administering the sustainable rebuilding program, including application requirements, eligibility requirements for homeowners and businesses, maximum assistance levels, loan terms, equitable outreach, and any specific criteria for the allowable uses of the loans and grants.

The loans and grants may be used to:

The act creates the sustainable rebuilding program fund. The state treasurer is required to transfer $20 million to the fund after the effective date of the act. The money in the fund is continuously appropriated to the office for the sustainable rebuilding program and for development of the disaster survivor portal that may be created as authorized by section 6.

Section 4 creates the office of climate preparedness in the governor's office. The office is required to coordinate disaster recovery efforts for the governor's office and to develop, publish, and implement the statewide climate preparedness roadmap (roadmap).

The office of climate preparedness may establish interagency and intergovernmental task forces and community advisory groups to inform and support the work of the office. The office may promote community engagement and information sharing and further efforts to implement the recommendations of the roadmap.

The office of climate preparedness is required to coordinate the implementation of the roadmap and may establish criteria for evaluating existing programs in all other state agencies to ensure implementation of the roadmap and its governing principles.

No later than December 1, 2023, the office of climate preparedness is required to prepare and publish and, every 3 years thereafter, update the roadmap. The roadmap must integrate and include information from all existing and future state plans that address climate mitigation, adaptation, resiliency, and recovery. The roadmap must build upon this previous body of work, seek to align existing plans, and identify any gaps in policy, planning, or resources. The roadmap must identify strategies for how the state will grow in population and continue to develop in a manner that meets certain goals specified in the act.

Section 5 requires the commissioner of insurance (commissioner) to conduct a study and prepare a report on methods to address the stability, availability, and affordability of homeowner's insurance in Colorado with a focus on stabilizing the market. The commissioner may contract with a third party and is required to consult with stakeholders in completing the study.

Section 6 removes the existing cap on the size of grants that the governor may provide to individuals to meet disaster-related expenses that cannot be met from other means of assistance. Section 6 also requires the office of emergency management to coordinate with the governor's office, federal agencies, and other state and local agencies to ensure that individual disaster assistance is delivered in a coordinated effort. The office of emergency management is authorized to create a disaster survivor portal in collaboration with the department of local affairs and the Colorado energy office. The portal may provide a coordinated method to access individual disaster assistance benefits, including from the disaster resilience rebuilding program and the sustainable rebuilding program.

Section 7 requires the division of fire prevention and control (DFPC) in the department of public safety to establish and maintain a statewide fire dispatch center for rapid responses to wildfires and all-hazard incidents.

Section 8 authorizes the center of excellence within the DFPC to develop and implement a Colorado team awareness kit. Section 8 also requires the transfer of $15,500,000 from the disaster emergency fund to the Colorado firefighting air corps fund for use by the DFPC to implement the statewide fire dispatch center and the team awareness kit and for the leasing of appropriate aviation resources for wildfire suppression. Section 9 requires the transfer of $2,700,000 from the disaster emergency fund to the capital construction fund for use by the DFPC for capital construction related to aviation resources for wildfire suppression.

The $2,700,000 transferred in section 9 is appropriated to the department of public safety in section 12 for capital construction related to aviation resources for wildfire suppression.


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



Status
4/14/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/26/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/2/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/2/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/3/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
5/4/2022 House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/9/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/9/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/10/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/11/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/11/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/17/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/17/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/17/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/17/2022 Signed by Governor
5/17/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-215

Concerning the creation of the "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act" cash fund to be used for nonfederal match funding requirements for infrastructure projects eligible to receive federal funding under the federal "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act", and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-04-19
Sponsors: C. Hansen (D) | R. Zenzinger (D) / L. Herod (D) | J. McCluskie (D)

The act creates the "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act" cash fund (fund) and requires the state treasurer to transfer $80,250,000 to the fund. The money in the fund is subject to annual appropriation by the general assembly to the office of the governor (office) and to departments. Money in the fund is to be used, subject to approval by the governor, as the nonfederal matching funding necessary for the state or a local government to be eligible to receive federal approval and federal funds for certain categories of infrastructure projects allowed under the federal "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act". The office must establish a process for receiving, reviewing, and approving applications and awarding and distributing money from the fund. The office, as well as state departments receiving money from the fund, are subject to annual reporting requirements.

$60 million is appropriated from the fund to the office and to a department, as defined in the act, for the 2021-22 state fiscal year, and any money appropriated and not expended prior to July 1, 2022, is further appropriated through the 2026-27 state fiscal year.


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



Status
4/19/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
4/21/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/25/2022 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/26/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/4/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/4/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/6/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/9/2022 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
5/20/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/20/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/7/2022 Signed by Governor
6/7/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-228

Concerning the requirement that retail establishments accept United States currency.


Date Introduced: 2022-04-25
Sponsors: R. Rodriguez (D) / A. Valdez (D)

Colorado law requires retail establishments to accept United States currency. One of the exceptions to the requirement is for security deposits. The act:

The attorney general is authorized to bring a civil and criminal action to enforce the provision.


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



Status
4/25/2022 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
4/28/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/29/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/29/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
5/4/2022 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/5/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/6/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/9/2022 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/25/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/25/2022 Sent to the Governor
6/7/2022 Signed by Governor
6/7/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-230

Concerning the expansion of county employees' rights to collective bargaining, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-04-25
Sponsors: S. Fenberg (D) | D. Moreno (D) / D. Esgar (D)

Beginning July 1, 2023, the act grants the public employees of a county with a population of 7,500 people or more (county employees) the right to:

The act clarifies that county employees may participate fully in the political process.

Additionally, the act:

The act states that the collective bargaining agreement is an agreement negotiated between an exclusive representative and a county, with the approval of the board of county commissioners of the county, that must:

The act prohibits a collective bargaining agreement from:

The act describes the dispute resolution process that the exclusive representative and a county must follow if an impasse arises during the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement.

The act sets forth the actions taken during the collective bargaining process by a county or an exclusive representative that are unfair labor practices.

To implement the act, $326,092 is appropriated from the general fund to the department of labor and employment and from that appropriation, $59,142 is reappropriated to the department of law to provide legal services for the department of labor and employment.


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



Status
4/25/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/27/2022 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/29/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/29/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/2/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/2/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
5/5/2022 House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/6/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/6/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/9/2022 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/11/2022 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/11/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/18/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/18/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/18/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/27/2022 Signed by Governor
5/27/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-232

Concerning the provision of workforce housing through the creation of the middle-income housing authority, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-04-27
Sponsors: J. Bridges (D) | D. Moreno (D) / L. Herod (D) | T. Bernett (D)

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:



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

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-233

Concerning an additional mechanism to refund excess state revenues for state fiscal year 2021-22 only that provides a refund in an identical amount to each qualified resident individual, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Date Introduced: 2022-04-27
Sponsors: N. Hinrichsen | R. Rodriguez (D) / T. Exum (D) | L. Daugherty (D)

If the state exceeds its constitutional spending limit, then it is required by the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR) to refund the excess state revenues (TABOR refunds). There are currently 3 TABOR refund mechanisms: Reimbursement to counties for the senior homestead exemption, a temporary income tax rate reduction, and a sales tax refund.

The act establishes a temporary fourth TABOR refund mechanism for excess state revenues from all sources for state fiscal year 2021-22. Under this mechanism, if the amount of excess state revenues exceeds the projected total amount of TABOR refunds issued as reimbursement to counties for the senior homestead exemption and, if applicable, through the temporary income tax rate reduction, then on or before September 30, 2022, the department of revenue is required to issue refund checks to every qualified individual in an identical amount; except that, for qualified individuals who were granted an extension to file a state income tax return and timely file the state income tax return, the refund checks must be issued on or before January 31, 2023.

The refund amount is $400 for every qualified individual who files a single income tax return or who applies for a property tax, rent, or heat credit rebate and $800 for each pair of qualified individuals who file a joint income tax return or who apply for a property tax, rent, or heat credit rebate; except that:

Any increase or decrease to the refund amount must be rounded to the nearest fifty dollar increment and must maintain an equal temporary refund for every qualified individual that is doubled for each pair of qualified individuals filing a joint return or applying jointly for a property tax, rent, or heat credit rebate.

"Qualified individual" is defined for purposes of the act as a natural person who is at least 18 years of age on or before December 31, 2021, is a Colorado resident for the entire 2021income tax year, and files a state income tax return for the 2021 income tax year or applies for a property tax, rent, or heat credit rebate.

$2,578,995 is appropriated from the general fund to the department of revenue to implement the temporary TABOR refund mechanism and $1,715,635 of that appropriation is reappropriated to the department of personnel to provide related document management services for the department of revenue.


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



Status
4/27/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/29/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/2/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/2/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/3/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
5/5/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended 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 Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/10/2022 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/10/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/10/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Reconsider
5/10/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/11/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/11/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/11/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/23/2022 Signed by Governor
5/23/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-234

Concerning unemployment compensation.
5-3-22


Date Introduced: 2022-04-27
Sponsors: C. Hansen (D) | B. Rankin (R) / D. Ortiz (D) | M. Snyder (D)

The act:



Status
4/27/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/29/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/2/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/2/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily with Amendments - Floor
5/4/2022 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/5/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/5/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
5/5/2022 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/6/2022 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/6/2022 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/9/2022 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
5/20/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/20/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/25/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments


BILL SB22-238

Concerning reductions in real property taxation for only the 2023 and 2024 property tax years, and, in connection therewith, reducing the assessment rates for certain classes of nonresidential property and all residential property and the amount of actual value to which the rate is applied for all residential real property and commercial property for 2023; reducing the assessment rates for all multi-family residential real property to a set amount for 2024; reducing the assessment rates for all residential real property other than multi-family residential real property for 2024 by an amount determined by the property tax administrator to cumulatively with the other provisions of the bill reduce statewide property tax revenue for 2023 and 2024 by a specified amount; reducing the assessment rates for real and personal property that is classified as agricultural or renewable energy production property for 2024; and requiring the state to reimburse local governments, excluding school districts, in 2024 for 2023 reductions in their property tax revenue resulting from the bill.


Date Introduced: 2022-05-03
Sponsors: C. Hansen (D) | B. Rankin (R) / M. Weissman (D) | P. Neville (R)

For the 2023 property tax year:

For the 2024 property tax year:

Section 4 requires the adjustment of the ratio of valuation for assessment for all residential real property other than multi-family residential real property for the 2024 property tax year so that the aggregate decrease in local government property tax revenue during the 2023 and 2024 property tax years, as a result of the act, equals $700 million.

Section 5 requires the state treasurer to reimburse counties for the reduction in property tax revenue resulting from the act during the 2023 property tax year and requires the property tax administrator, using information provided by each county treasurer, to report this amount to the general assembly. The state treasurer is required to fully reimburse any county that:

The state treasurer is also required to reimburse a county 90% of the amount of the reduction if the county:

Lastly, the state treasurer is also required to reimburse any county that does not qualify for full or 90% reimbursement 65% of the amount of the reduction excluding the aggregate decrease in local government property tax revenue during the 2023 and 2024 property tax years, as a result of the act for municipalities, fire districts, health services districts, water districts, sanitation districts, school districts, and library districts in those counties. If municipalities, fire districts, health services districts, water districts, sanitation districts, and library districts in those counties had an increase of less than 10 % in assessed value of real property between the 2022 and 2023 property tax years, the state treasurer is required to reimburse the entire amount of the aggregate decrease in local government property tax revenue for those local governmental entities during the 2023 property tax years, as a result of the act. If municipalities, fire districts, health services districts, water districts sanitation districts, and library districts in those counties had an increase of 10% or more in assessed value of real property between the 2022 and 2023 property tax years, the state treasurer is required to reimburse 90% of the aggregate decrease in local government property tax revenue for those local governmental entities during the 2023 property tax years, as a result of the act. County treasurers must then distribute these reimbursements to the local governmental entities, excluding school districts, within the treasurer's county as if the revenue had been regularly paid as property tax. The lesser of $240 million of reimbursement or the amount of reimbursement that can be paid from such excess state revenues must be paid as a refund of state fiscal year 2022-23 excess state revenues that are not being refunded through specified existing refund mechanisms, and the rest of the reimbursement must be paid from the general fund.

For school districts, section 6 requires the state treasurer to transfer $200 million from the general fund to the state public school fund to offset school district property tax revenue reductions.

Section 5 also requires the property tax administrator to prepare a report that identifies the aggregate reduction in local government property tax revenue during the 2023 property tax year resulting from the act.


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



Status
5/2/2022 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
5/3/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended 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 with Amendments - Floor
5/4/2022 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
5/4/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/4/2022 Introduced In House - Assigned 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 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/6/2022 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/6/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/6/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/9/2022 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2022 Signed by Governor
5/16/2022 Governor Signed

Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

Amendments