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Bill HB24-1300 - T. Story | K. Brown / J. Marchman Home Sale Wildfire Mitigation Requirements
   Tuesday, March 5 2024
   State Library Transportation, Housing & Local Government
   Upon Adjournment Room Old
   (2) in house calendar.

Bill HB24-1313 - S. Woodrow | I. Jodeh / C. Hansen | F. Winter Housing in Transit-Oriented Communities
   Wednesday, March 6 2024
   State Library Transportation, Housing & Local Government
   1:30 p.m. Room Old
   (4) in house calendar.

Bill HB24-1007 - M. Rutinel | J. Mabrey / T. Exum | J. Gonzales Prohibit Residential Occupancy Limits
   Tuesday, March 12 2024
   SENATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT & HOUSING COMMITTEE
   2:00 PM SCR 352
   (1) in senate calendar.

Bill HB24-1008 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill HB24-1062 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill HB24-1083 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill HB24-1091 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill HB24-1178 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB24-005 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB24-014 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB24-031 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB24-037 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB24-058 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB24-092 - NOT ON CALENDAR

Bill SB24-096 - NOT ON CALENDAR


BILL HB24-1007



Short Title: Prohibit Residential Occupancy Limits
Sponsors: M. Rutinel (D) | J. Mabrey (D) / T. Exum (D) | J. Gonzales (D)

The bill prohibits local governments from enacting or enforcing residential occupancy limits unless those limits are tied to a minimum square footage per person requirement that is necessary to regulate safety, health, and welfare based on familial relationship while allowing local governments to implement residential occupancy limits based on demonstrated health and safety standards such as international building code standards, fire code regulations, or Colorado department of public health and environment wastewater and water quality standards.

(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
1/10/2024 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation, Housing & Local Government
1/30/2024 House Committee on Transportation, Housing & Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/2/2024 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/5/2024 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/6/2024 House Third Reading Laid Over to 02/09/2024 - No Amendments
2/9/2024 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/12/2024 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government & Housing

Amendment

House Journal, January 31
5 HB24-1007 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
6 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
7 recommendation:
8
9 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 3, after "limits -" add "short title -".
10
11 Page 2, line 4, strike "THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDS" and substitute:
12
13 "THE SHORT TITLE OF THIS SECTION IS THE "HOME (HARMONIZING
14 OCCUPANCY MEASURES EQUITABLY) ACT."
15 (2) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDS".
16
17 Page 2, after line 7 insert:
18
19 "(3) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FURTHER FINDS AND DECLARES
20 THAT:
21 (a) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AIMS TO ENCOURAGE DENSER LIVING
22 ARRANGEMENTS, RECOGNIZING THEIR MULTIPLE SOCIETAL, ECONOMIC,
23 AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS. IT THEREFORE SEEKS TO LIMIT THE
24 ABILITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO IMPOSE ARBITRARY OCCUPANCY
25 LIMITS THAT DO NOT ALIGN WITH THESE PRINCIPLES.
26 (b) CERTAIN ARBITRARY OCCUPANCY LIMITS RESTRICT HOUSING
27 AVAILABILITY FOR COLORADANS. REDUCING THESE BARRIERS CAN
28 INCREASE AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPTIONS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
29 THEREFORE, IT IS NECESSARY TO MANDATE THAT ANY RESIDENTIAL
30 OCCUPANCY LIMITS WITHIN COLORADO BE DETERMINED BASED SOLELY ON
31 HEALTH AND SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS, AS DICTATED BY NATIONALLY
32 RECOGNIZED STANDARDS.
33 (4) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FURTHER FINDS AND DECLARES THAT
34 THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION ARE AS FOLLOWS:
35 (a) TO INCREASE THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING
36 OPTIONS, WHICH WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY ALLOWING MORE
37 INDIVIDUALS TO LEGALLY SHARE LIVING SPACES, PARTICULARLY IN AREAS
38 WITH HIGH HOUSING COSTS;
39 (b) TO ENHANCE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, WHICH WILL BE
40 ACCOMPLISHED BY PROMOTING INCREASED OCCUPANCY IN RESIDENTIAL
41 AREAS AND THEREBY SUPPORTING BUSINESSES AND SERVICES IN THOSE
42 COMMUNITIES;
43 (c) TO REDUCE HOUSING DISCRIMINATION, THEREBY ENSURING
44 THAT ALL INDIVIDUALS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR HOUSEHOLD COMPOSITION,
45 ARE AFFORDED EQUAL ACCESS TO HOUSING;
46 (d) TO ENCOURAGE MORE EFFICIENT USE OF HOUSING AND
47 RESOURCES, THEREBY REDUCING THE PER CAPITA ENVIRONMENTAL
48 FOOTPRINT OF HOUSEHOLDS, WHICH ALIGNS WITH COLORADO'S
49 COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY; AND
50 (e) TO MITIGATE LONELINESS AND SOCIAL ISOLATION AND
51 PROMOTE A SENSE OF BELONGING AND COMMUNITY COHESION BY
52 ENCOURAGING LIVING ARRANGEMENTS THAT FOSTER COMMUNITY AND
53 SOCIAL CONNECTIONS.".
54
55 Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.
56
1 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 9, strike "DWELLING, REGARDLESS OF".
2
3 Page 2, strike lines 10 through 12 and substitute "DWELLING BASED ON
4 FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIP. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS RETAIN THE AUTHORITY
5 TO IMPLEMENT RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCY LIMITS BASED ONLY ON
6 DEMONSTRATED HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS, SUCH AS
7 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE STANDARDS, FIRE CODE REGULATIONS, OR
8 COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
9 WASTEWATER AND WATER QUALITY STANDARDS.".
10
11 Page 2, lines 14 and 15, strike "COUNTY, TOWN, TERRITORIAL CHARTER
12 CITY, OR CITY AND COUNTY." and substitute "HOME RULE OR STATUTORY
13 COUNTY, TOWN, TERRITORIAL CHARTER CITY, OR CITY AND COUNTY.".
14
15 Amend printed bill, page 2, after line 15 insert:
16
17 "SECTION 2. Effective date. This act takes effect July 1, 2024.".
18
19 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.




BILL HB24-1008


Short Title: Wage Claims Construction Industry Contractors
Sponsors: M. Duran (D) | M. Froelich (D) / J. Danielson (D)

For wage claims brought by individuals working in the construction industry, the bill:



Status
1/10/2024 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
2/8/2024 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations

Amendment

House Journal, February 9
20 HB24-1008 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
21 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
22 recommendation:
23
24 Amend printed bill, page 2, after line 1 insert:
25
26 "SECTION 1. Legislative declaration. (1) The general
27 assembly finds and declares that:
28 (a) Wage theft, the failure to pay an employee the employee's
29 legally earned wages, is the largest form of theft in the United States, and
30 the Colorado Fiscal Institute estimates that wage theft transfers nearly
31 $728 million dollars to employers from the pockets of approximately
32 438,260 Colorado workers each year. Minor workers, women, and
33 workers of color are disproportionately impacted by wage theft.
34 (b) Wage theft not only affects Coloradans' ability to pay rent and
35 put food on the table, but it also denies our state and local governments
36 between $25 million and $42 million in revenue each year;
37 (c) To combat wage theft, the state must keep up with changes in
38 the marketplace. One of the most significant changes involves the
39 increasing use of labor market intermediaries to directly employ workers.
40 Too often, this fissuring of the labor market is used to outsource an
41 employer's responsibility to workers required by labor and employment
42 laws.
43 (d) Construction is an industry with extraordinary labor market
44 fissuring, with layers upon layers of contractors, subcontractors, labor
45 brokers, staffing agencies, etc. This incentivizes wage theft by favoring
46 inexpensive subcontractors. It also creates barriers to wage recovery
47 because undercapitalized subcontractors can't or won't pay wages.
48 (e) Due in part to these practices, workers in the construction
49 industry are disproportionately likely to experience wage theft. Federal
50 Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division data show that Colorado's
51 construction industry has double the number of wage theft violations that
52 it should have in proportion to the number of workers in the industry.
53 This is consistent with Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
54 data showing that while only 7% of Colorado workers are in construction,
55 construction workers make up 17% of administrative wage theft
56 complaints that are found valid after a full agency investigation.
1 (f) Federal data also show that in fiscal years 2022 and 2023, the
2 construction industry saw the highest dollar amount of wage theft of any
3 industry, totaling over $35 million in federal fiscal year 2023 alone. In
4 addition, the construction industry has among the highest number of
5 individual workers who are victims of wage theft.
6 (g) To effectively combat wage theft in the construction industry,
7 the state needs a tailored solution to ensure not only that workers have
8 substantive legal protection against wage theft, but also that the state has
9 the right alignment of business incentives to prevent wage theft before it
10 happens and the right access to capital to ensure that workers can recover
11 stolen wages;
12 (h) Creating general contractor accountability for wage theft
13 committed on their projects by a subcontractor at any tier provides such
14 a tailored solution. Such accountability will enlist general contractors in
15 the fight against wage theft, incentivize engagement with law-abiding
16 subcontractors who pay their workers correctly, and encourage general
17 contractors to root out bad actors who underbid for contracts knowing
18 they will make up the difference by denying their workers the wages they
19 earned.
20 (i) While creating general contractor liability for wage claims, this
21 act will also ensure that general contractors can efficiently seek
22 reimbursement from subcontractor employers for any amounts paid out
23 for wage claims owed to the subcontractors' employees. In this way, the
24 act will ensure that workers get paid, but will not leave general
25 contractors on the hook for a subcontractor's wage debts.
26 (j) This act narrowly focuses on general contractor liability for
27 wage debts owed to the workers on their projects who were engaged by
28 the general contractor's subcontractors at any tier. Such liability does not
29 extend to wage debts owed to the workers of general contractor suppliers
30 or other business partners. Also, liability for debts owed based on a wage
31 claim or investigation does not include liability for a subcontractor's
32 retaliatory acts.
33 (k) This act does not alter the division of labor standards and
34 statistics' existing obligation to treat a notice of citation or a notice of
35 assessment issued to an employer for a violation of wage law as a public
36 record pursuant to section 8-1-115 (1)(b), Colorado Revised Statutes, and
37 does not require the additional publication of a notice of citation or a
38 notice of assessment issued to a general contractor that is not the
39 employer of an employee who is the victim of wage theft;
40 (l) With this act, Colorado hopes not only to ensure that workers
41 get paid their legally earned wages, but also to partner with the many
42 general contractors who are abiding by the law and want to ensure all
43 workers on their job sites are paid in full and on time; and
44 (m) Therefore, the general assembly declares that wage theft is an
45 unacceptable business practice, and the state should use or adopt all
46 available tools to prevent wage theft before it happens and give workers
47 the means to recover stolen wages.".
48
49 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
50
51 Page 3, strike line 2 and substitute "SUBCONTRACTOR, IF SUCH CONTRACT
52 RELATES TO REAL PROPERTY OTHER THAN PROPERTY FOR WHICH THE
2 53 OWNER COULD CLAIM THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION PURSUANT TO PART
54 OF ARTICLE 41 OF TITLE 38.".
55
56
1 Page 4, strike lines 7 through 26 and substitute "in the construction
2 industry. (1) (a) A GENERAL CONTRACTOR ENTERING INTO A
3 CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT IN THIS STATE IS LIABLE FOR ALL AMOUNTS
4 OWED TO AN EMPLOYEE PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE 4 OR ARTICLE 6 OF
5 THIS TITLE 8 FOR THE EMPLOYEE'S LABOR, CONSTRUCTION, OR OTHER
6 WORK INCLUDED WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT,
7 INCLUDING AMOUNTS OWED BY A SUBCONTRACTOR AT ANY TIER ACTING
8 UNDER, BY, OR FOR THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR OR THE GENERAL
9 CONTRACTOR'S SUBCONTRACTORS.
10 (b) THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY UNDER
11 SUBSECTION (1)(a) OF THIS SECTION DOES NOT EXTEND TO DAMAGES
12 OWED FOR RETALIATION COMMITTED BY A SUBCONTRACTOR PURSUANT TO
13 SECTION 8-4-120 (3).
14 (2) UNLESS THE VIOLATION IS CAUSED BY THE GENERAL
15 CONTRACTOR'S LACK OF PAYMENT TO THE SUBCONTRACTOR IN
16 ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE GENERAL
17 CONTRACTOR AND THE SUBCONTRACTOR:
18 (a) A SUBCONTRACTOR EMPLOYER SHALL INDEMNIFY THE
19 GENERAL CONTRACTOR FOR:
20 (I) ALL AMOUNTS OWED BY THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR PURSUANT
21 TO SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION DUE TO THE SUBCONTRACTOR'S
22 VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE 4 OR ARTICLE 6 OF THIS TITLE 8; AND
23 (II) ALL ATTORNEY FEES PAID BY THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR TO
24 DEFEND AGAINST LIABILITY FOR SUBCONTRACTOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS
25 ARTICLE 4 OR ARTICLE 6 OF THIS TITLE 8;
26 (b) A GENERAL CONTRACTOR MAY BRING A CROSSCLAIM FOR
27 INDEMNIFICATION AGAINST THE SUBCONTRACTOR EMPLOYER IN ANY
28 ACTION RELATED TO THE WAGE CLAIM.
29 (3) A SUBCONTRACTOR'S FAILURE TO INDEMNIFY THE GENERAL
30 CONTRACTOR IS NOT A DEFENSE TO ANY ACTION BROUGHT AGAINST THE
31 GENERAL CONTRACTOR PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION.".
32
33 Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.
34
35 Page 6, strike line 10 and substitute:
36
37 "(II) CONTAINS A GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE THAT RESULTS IN A
38 FINAL AND BINDING DECISION;
39 (III) MAY BE USED TO RECOVER UNPAID WAGES ON BEHALF OF
40 EMPLOYEES COVERED BY THE AGREEMENT;
41 (IV) PROVIDES FOR THE COLLECTION OF UNPAID CONTRIBUTIONS
42 TO FRINGE BENEFIT TRUST FUNDS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO 29 U.S.C.
43 SEC. 186 (c)(5) AND (c)(6), BY OR ON BEHALF OF SUCH TRUST FUNDS;
44 AND".
45
46 Renumber succeeding subparagraph accordingly.
47
48 Page 6, strike lines 13 through 20 and substitute:
49
50 "SECTION 5. Act subject to petition - effective date -
51 applicability. (1) This act takes effect July 1, 2025; except that, if a
52 referendum petition is filed pursuant to section 1 (3) of article V of the
53 state constitution against this act or an item, section, or part of this act
54 within the ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general
55 assembly, then the act, item, section, or part will not take effect unless
56 approved by the people at the general election to be held in November
1 2024 and, in such case, will take effect July 1, 2025, or on the date of the
2 official declaration of the vote thereon by the governor, whichever is
3 later.
4 (2) This act applies to wage claims brought and investigations
5 commenced on or after the applicable effective date of this act.".
6




BILL HB24-1062


Short Title: Warrants for Metro Sewage Disposal Districts
Sponsors: G. Evans (R) | B. Titone (D) / K. Priola (D)

To protect public health and the environment, a metropolitan sewage disposal district (district) is required to ensure that wastewater generated by local businesses is properly treated pursuant to the industrial pretreatment program (program) approved by the environmental protection agency. This requires district inspectors to inspect certain properties to investigate actual, suspected, or potential violations of the program. Under current law, the boundaries of a district may exist within multiple municipal and county lines, which makes it challenging for the district to obtain administrative inspection warrants when property owners deny district inspectors entry to a property. The bill allows authorized inspectors of a district to enter and inspect, in a reasonable time and manner, any property for the purpose of investigating any violations of the program. If an inspection is denied, the bill authorizes a district to obtain a warrant from the district court or county court upon a proper showing of the need for entry and inspection.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)



Status
1/10/2024 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
2/1/2024 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/5/2024 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2024 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/7/2024 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government & Housing


BILL HB24-1083


Short Title: Construction Professional Insurance Coverage Transparency
Sponsors: J. Willford (D) | K. Brown (D) / L. Cutter (D)

The bill requires the division of insurance (division) to conduct or cause to be conducted a study of construction liability insurance for construction professionals in Colorado. The study must identify the following:

The bill requires that, at least 14 days prior to closing the sale of a new residence, the seller of the residence provide the purchaser and the county clerk and recorder's office for the county where the new residence is located with information regarding the insurance coverage for the property subject to the sale, including:



Status
1/10/2024 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
1/25/2024 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations

Amendment

House Journal, January 26
49 HB24-1083 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
50 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
51 recommendation:
52
53 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 4, strike "Construction" and substitute
54 "Residential construction".
55
1 Page 2, strike lines 7 and 8.
2
3 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
4
5 Page 2, after line 11 insert:
6
7 "(b) "RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION LIABILITY POLICY" MEANS AN
8 INSURANCE POLICY, INCLUDING A COMMERCIAL GENERAL LIABILITY
9 POLICY, AN ERRORS AND OMISSIONS POLICY, A DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
10 POLICY, A CONTRACTOR-CONTROLLED INSURANCE PROGRAM, AN
11 OWNER-CONTROLLED INSURANCE PROGRAM, OR ANY OTHER INSURANCE
12 POLICY, WHETHER UNDERLYING, EXCESS, OR UMBRELLA, THAT MAY COVER
13 OCCURRENCES OF DAMAGE OR INJURY DURING THE POLICY PERIOD AND
14 THAT MAY INSURE A CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL FOR LIABILITY ARISING
15 FROM RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION-RELATED WORK, INCLUDING:
16 (I) WHEN A CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL MAY BE ENTITLED TO
17 A DEFENSE OR INDEMNITY AS AN ADDITIONAL INSURED UNDER ANOTHER
18 CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL'S LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICY; OR
19 (II) WHEN A CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL MAY BE ENTITLED TO
20 A DEFENSE OR INDEMNITY AS AN ENROLLED CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL
21 UNDER AN OWNER-CONTROLLED INSURANCE PROGRAM OR A
22 CONTRACTOR-CONTROLLED INSURANCE PROGRAM.".
23
24 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
25
26 Page 2, line 12, strike "HAS THE MEANING SET FORTH IN", and substitute
27 "MEANS A MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROJECT, INCLUDING PROJECTS
28 WITH MORE THAN TWO ADJOINED UNITS OFFERED FOR INDIVIDUAL SALE.".
29
30 Page 2, strike line 13.
31
32 Page 3, line 1, before "CONSTRUCTION" insert "RESIDENTIAL".
33
34 Page 3, line 4, before "CONSTRUCTION" insert "RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY
35 DEVELOPERS'".
36
37 Page 3, line 6, strike "AT A MINIMUM:" and substitute "TO THE EXTENT
38 POSSIBLE:".
39
40 Page 3, line 7, before "CONSTRUCTION" insert "RESIDENTIAL".
41
42 Page 3, line 10, before "CONSTRUCTION" insert "RESIDENTIAL".
43
44 Page 3, line 11, strike "FIVE" and substitute "THREE".
45
46 Page 3, line 12, strike "FACTORS, CLASSIFICATIONS," and substitute
47 "CLASSIFICATIONS, LOSS COST MULTIPLIERS,".
48
49 Page 3, line 13, before "CONSTRUCTION" insert "RESIDENTIAL".
50
51 Page 3, line 17, after "PROJECTS;" add "AND".
52
53 Page 3, strike lines 18 and 19.
54
55 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
1 Page 3, line 21, before "CONSTRUCTION" insert "RESIDENTIAL".
2
3 Page 3, line 26, strike "PROGRAM; AND" and substitute "PROGRAM.".
4
5 Page 3, strike line 27.
6
7 Page 4, strike line 1.
8
9 Page 4, line 5, strike "ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2026," and substitute
10 "WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION,".
11
12 Page 4, line 6, strike "STUDY, INCLUDING THE COMMISSIONER'S FINDINGS
13 AND" and substitute "STUDY".
14
15 Page 4, strike lines 7 and 8.
16
17 Page 4, line 9, strike "APPROPRIATE,".
18
19 Page 4, after line 19 insert:
20
21 "(7) THE COMMISSIONER IS NOT REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THE
22 "PROCUREMENT CODE", ARTICLES 101 TO 112 OF TITLE 24, FOR THE
23 PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION.".
24
25 Renumber succeeding subsection accordingly.
26
27 Page 4, strike lines 21 through 27.
28
29 Strike pages 5 and 6.
30
31 Page 7, strike lines 1 through 23.
32
33 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.




BILL HB24-1091


Short Title: Fire-Hardened Building Materials in Real Property
Sponsors: K. Brown (D) | B. Titone (D) / L. Cutter (D) | S. Jaquez Lewis (D)

The bill generally prohibits covenants and other restrictions that disallow the installation, use, or maintenance of fire-hardened building materials in residential real property, including in common interest communities. However, the bill allows a unit owners' association of a common interest community to develop reasonable standards regarding the design, dimensions, placement, or external appearance of fire-hardened building materials used for fencing within the community.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)



Status
1/22/2024 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation, Housing & Local Government
1/31/2024 House Committee on Transportation, Housing & Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/2/2024 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/5/2024 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/7/2024 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government & Housing
2/20/2024 Senate Committee on Local Government & Housing Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/22/2024 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/23/2024 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Amendment

House Journal, February 1
1 HB24-1091 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
2 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
3 recommendation:
4
5 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 9, before "EFFECTIVELY" insert
6 "EXPLICITLY OR".
7
8 Page 5, line 15, strike "2021" and substitute "MOST RECENT VERSION OF
9 THE".
10
11 Page 5, line 18, before "VERSION" insert "MOST RECENT".
12
13 Page 5, strike lines 19 and 20 and substitute "WILDLAND FIRE
14 PROTECTION", AND THE CRITERIA FOR REDUCING STRUCTURE IGNITION".
15
16 Page 5, line 21, before "VERSION" insert "MOST RECENT".
17
18 Page 5, strike line 23 and substitute "FIRE"; OR".




BILL HB24-1178


Short Title: Local Government Authority to Regulate Pesticides
Sponsors: C. Kipp (D) | M. Froelich (D) / L. Cutter (D) | S. Jaquez Lewis (D)

Current law prohibits a local government from creating laws that regulate the use of pesticides by pesticide applicators regulated by state or federal law. The bill allows a local government to create and enforce laws regulating the sale or use of pesticides to protect the health and safety of the community with certain exceptions.


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



Status
2/1/2024 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
2/15/2024 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations

Amendment

House Journal, February 16
32 HB24-1178 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
33 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
34 recommendation:
35
36 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 27, after "CONVEYANCE" insert "OR
37 APPURTENANT FACILITIES" and strike "SUPPLIES" and substitute "SUPPLY".
38
39 Page 4, line 9, strike "OR".
40
41 Page 4, line 10, strike "MARIJUANA." and substitute "MARIJUANA; OR
42 (VII) FOR PROPERTY, LANDS, AND WATERS OWNED OR MANAGED,
43 IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BY THE PARKS AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION OR THE
44 DIVISION OF PARKS AND WILDLIFE.".
45
46 Page 4, line 15, strike "OR".
47
48 Page 4, strike lines 16 and 17 and substitute:
49
50 "(II) USED BY A COMMERCIAL APPLICATOR, QUALIFIED
51 SUPERVISOR, CERTIFIED OPERATOR, OR TECHNICIAN WORKING IN
52 STRUCTURAL OR PUBLIC HEALTH PEST CONTROL TO ASSIST IN COMPLIANCE
53 WITH FEDERAL LAW, PART 10 OF ARTICLE 12 OF TITLE 38, OR SECTION
54 38-12-505;
55 (III) INCONSISTENT WITH THE "COLORADO NOXIOUS WEED ACT",
56 ARTICLE 5.5 OF TITLE 35; OR
1 (IV) RELATED TO: THE LABELING OR REGISTRATION
2 REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES; DIRECTIONS FOR USE; CLASSIFICATION OF
3 PESTICIDES AS GENERAL OR RESTRICTED USE; MIXING AND LOADING;
4 LABEL-SPECIFIED SITES OF APPLICATION; TARGET PESTS; DOSAGE RATE;
5 METHOD OF APPLICATION; APPLICATION EQUIPMENT; FREQUENCY AND
6 TIMING OF APPLICATIONS; APPLICATION RATE; REENTRY INTERVALS;
7 WORKER SPECIFICATIONS; CONTAINER STORAGE AND DISPOSAL; REQUIRED
8 INTERVALS BETWEEN APPLICATION AND HARVEST OF FOOD OR FEED CROPS;
9 ROTATIONAL CROP RESTRICTIONS; WARNINGS AGAINST USE ON CERTAIN
10 CROPS, ANIMALS, OR OBJECTS; ANY LABEL-SPECIFIED WARNINGS AND
11 PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENTS OR STATEMENTS OF PRACTICAL
12 TREATMENT; OR LICENSURE, TRAINING, OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS,
13 INCLUDING ANY INSURANCE AND RECORD-KEEPING REQUIREMENTS.".
14
15 Page 4, line 20, strike "A" and substitute "ANY".
16
17 Page 4, strike line 21 and substitute "OR RULE OR REGULATION WITH
18 RESPECT TO PESTICIDES OR TO TAKE ANY ACTION OTHERWISE PROHIBITED
19 BY THIS SECTION IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH ANY SPECIFIC FEDERAL OR
20 STATE REQUIREMENT OR AVOID A FINE OR OTHER PENALTY UNDER
21 FEDERAL OR STATE LAW.".
22
23 STATE, CIVIC, MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS
24 After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends the
25 following:
26




BILL HB24-1300


Short Title: Home Sale Wildfire Mitigation Requirements
Sponsors: T. Story (D) | K. Brown (D) / J. Marchman (D)

Currently, 12 Colorado counties, including Archuleta, Boulder, Chaffee, Clear Creek, Douglas, Eagle, El Paso, Gilpin, Gunnison, Jefferson, Ouray, and Summit (affected counties), require some form of wildfire mitigation in connection with the construction of a new residence but not with the sale of an existing residence. Because the affected counties are among the most at-risk counties for wildfires, section 2 of the bill requires the affected counties to leverage their existing wildfire mitigation expertise to establish a program for point-of-sale wildfire mitigation certification in connection with the sale of an existing residence located in the county. Section 3 details the minimum requirements for a county point-of-sale wildfire mitigation certification program. The bill also specifies limitations on such programs and encourages counties to create and maintain a web-based clearing house of state and county-level technical assistance and funding resources. Section 3 also authorizes any county that is not an affected county and any municipality to establish by ordinance or regulation a program for a homeowner to obtain certification of compliance with the Colorado state forest service's phase one wildfire mitigation standards in connection with the sale of the homeowner's residence. Section 4 makes a conforming amendment to the existing Colorado state forest service web-based clearing house to require the inclusion of information to educate and assist homeowners in accessing resources to comply with the county point-of-sale programs established pursuant to section 3.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



Status
2/14/2024 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation, Housing & Local Government


BILL HB24-1313


Short Title: Housing in Transit-Oriented Communities
Sponsors: S. Woodrow (D) | I. Jodeh (D) / C. Hansen (D) | F. Winter (D)

Section 1 of the bill establishes a category of local government: A transit-oriented community. As defined in the bill, a transit-oriented community is either a local government that:

If the local government is a county, contains either a part of:

The bill requires a transit-oriented community to meet its housing opportunity goal and relatedly requires the department to:

A housing opportunity goal is a zoning capacity goal determined based on an average zoned housing density and the amount of transit-related areas within a transit-oriented community. The bill requires a transit-oriented community to meet its housing opportunity goal by ensuring that enough areas in the transit-oriented community qualify as transit centers. In order to qualify as a transit center, an area must:

A transit-oriented community is required to demonstrate that it has met is housing opportunity goal by submitting a housing opportunity goal report to the department of local affairs (department). A housing opportunity goal report must include:

Additionally, the bill requires a transit-oriented community to submit a progress report to the department every 3 years.

After receiving a transit-oriented community's housing opportunity goal report, the department shall either approve the report or provide direction to the transit-oriented community for amending and resubmitting the report and require the transit-oriented community to resubmit the report. If a transit-oriented community does not submit a housing opportunity goal report to the department on or before December 31, 2026, or if the department does not approve a transit-oriented community's housing opportunity goal report, the department will designate the transit-oriented community as a nonqualified transit-oriented community. Similarly, if a transit-oriented community does not submit a progress report to the department every 3 years, or if the department does not approve a transit-oriented community's progress report, the department will designate the transit-oriented community as a nonqualified transit-oriented community.

The state treasurer shall transfer any money that a nonqualified transit-oriented community would have otherwise been allocated from the highway users tax fund instead to the transit-oriented communities highway users tax account (account). The department shall not use any money in the account that is attributable to a specific nonqualified transit-oriented community until 180 days after the transit-oriented community became a nonqualified transit-oriented community. If a nonqualified transit-oriented community no longer qualifies as a nonqualified transit-oriented community during that 180-day period, the treasurer shall issue a warrant to the transit-oriented community for the amount of money that was diverted from the transit-oriented community to the account.

If the department does not approve a transit-oriented community's housing opportunity goal report on or before December 31, 2027, the department may seek an injunction requiring the transit-oriented community to comply with the requirements of the bill.

In addition to designating an area as a transit center for purposes of meeting a housing opportunity goal, the bill allows local governments to designate an area as a neighborhood center so long as the local government ensures that the area:

The bill also creates the transit-oriented communities infrastructure fund grant program (grant program) within the department. The purpose of the grant program is to assist local governments in upgrading infrastructure within transit centers and neighborhood centers. In administering the grant program, the department shall prioritize grant applicants based on the information in the reports described in the bill. Grants from the grant program are awarded from money in the transit-oriented communities infrastructure fund (fund). The fund consists of gifts, grants, and donations along with money that the general assembly may appropriate or transfer to the fund and money in the account described in the bill. The fund is continuously appropriated. On July 1, 2024, the state treasurer shall transfer $35 million from the general fund to the fund.

Section 2 prohibits a planned unit development resolution or ordinance for a planned unit development that is adopted on or after the effective date of the bill and that applies within a transit-oriented center or neighborhood center from restricting the development of housing more than the local law that applies to that transit-oriented center or neighborhood center. Section 3 states that any restriction by a unit owners' association within a transit-oriented center or neighborhood center on the development of housing that is adopted on or after the effective date of the bill and is beyond the local law that applies to that transit-oriented center or neighborhood center is void as a matter of public policy. Sections 4 and 5 require the Colorado housing and financing authority to allocate tax credits under the state affordable housing tax credit to qualified housing developments within transit centers.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



Status
2/20/2024 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation, Housing & Local Government


BILL SB24-005


Short Title: Prohibit Landscaping Practices for Water Conservation
Sponsors: D. Roberts (D) | C. Simpson (R) / K. McCormick (D) | B. McLachlan (D)

Water Resources and Agriculture Review Committee. On and after January 1, 2025 2026, the bill prohibits local governments and unit owners' associations of common interest communities from allowing the installation, planting, or placement of nonfunctional turf, artificial turf, or invasive plant species on commercial, institutional, or industrial property, or a transportation corridor common interest community property, or a street right-of-way, parking lot, median, or transportation corridor. The bill also prohibits the department of personnel from allowing the installation, planting, or placement of nonfunctional turf, artificial turf, or invasive plant species as part of a project for the construction or renovation of a state facility, which project commences on or after January 1, 2025.

(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
1/10/2024 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture & Natural Resources
1/25/2024 Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/30/2024 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
1/31/2024 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/2/2024 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Water & Natural Resources
2/26/2024 House Committee on Agriculture, Water & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/28/2024 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/29/2024 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/1/2024 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

Amendment

Senate Journal, January 26
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB24-005 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.
Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and substitute:

"SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add article 99 to title 37
as follows:
ARTICLE 99
Prohibition of Nonfunctional Turf,
Artificial Turf, and Invasive Plant Species
37-99-101. Legislative declaration. (1) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
FINDS THAT:
(a) AS COLORADO CONTINUES TO GRAPPLE WITH THE IMPACTS OF
CLIMATE CHANGE, GREEN URBAN SPACES, SUCH AS URBAN TREE CANOPIES, ARE
A VITAL ADAPTATION TOOL FOR MITIGATING THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE,
ESPECIALLY FOR MITIGATING THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECT, WHICH CAN
INCREASE ENERGY COSTS, AIR POLLUTION, AND HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES AND
DEATHS;
(b) HOWEVER, WATER SUPPLY IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES IS
UNDER INCREASING PRESSURE DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND INCREASING
DEMAND;
(c) MANY COMMUNITIES IN THE STATE OVERUSE NONNATIVE GRASS FOR
LANDSCAPING PURPOSES, WHICH REQUIRES LARGE AMOUNTS OF WATER TO
MAINTAIN;
(d) WHILE THERE ARE APPROPRIATE AND IMPORTANT USES FOR TURF,
INCLUDING FOR CIVIC, COMMUNITY, OR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES SUCH AS USE
IN PARKS, SPORTS FIELDS, AND PLAYGROUNDS, MUCH OF THE TURF IN THE STATE
IS NONFUNCTIONAL, LOCATED IN AREAS THAT RECEIVE LITTLE, IF ANY, USE, AND
COULD BE REPLACED WITH LANDSCAPING THAT ADHERES TO WATER-WISE
LANDSCAPING PRINCIPLES WITHOUT ADVERSELY IMPACTING QUALITY OF LIFE OR
LANDSCAPE FUNCTIONALITY;
(e) PROHIBITING THE INSTALLATION, PLANTING, OR PLACEMENT OF
NONFUNCTIONAL TURF IN APPLICABLE PROPERTY IN THE STATE CAN HELP
CONSERVE THE STATE'S WATER RESOURCES;
(f) INSTALLED VEGETATION THAT ADHERES TO WATER-WISE
LANDSCAPING PRINCIPLES CAN HELP REDUCE OUTDOOR DEMAND OF WATER;
AND
(g) ADDITIONALLY, ARTIFICIAL TURF CAN CAUSE NEGATIVE
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS, SUCH AS EXACERBATING HEAT ISLAND EFFECTS IN
URBAN AREAS AND RELEASING HARMFUL CHEMICALS, INCLUDING PLASTICS,
MICROPLASTICS, AND PERFLUOROALKYL AND POLYFLUOROALKYL CHEMICALS,
INTO THE ENVIRONMENT AND WATERSHEDS.
(2) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THEREFORE DECLARES THAT PREVENTING
THE INSTALLATION, PLANTING, OR PLACEMENT OF NONFUNCTIONAL TURF,
ARTIFICIAL TURF, AND INVASIVE PLANT SPECIES IN APPLICABLE PROPERTY IN
THE STATE IS:
(a) A MATTER OF STATEWIDE CONCERN; AND
(b) IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST.
37-99-102. Definitions. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE 99, UNLESS THE
CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
(1) (a) "APPLICABLE PROPERTY" MEANS:
(I) COMMERCIAL, INSTITUTIONAL, OR INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY;
(II) COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY PROPERTY; OR
(III) A STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY, PARKING LOT, MEDIAN, OR
TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR.
(b) "APPLICABLE PROPERTY" DOES NOT INCLUDE RESIDENTIAL
PROPERTY.
(2) "ARTIFICIAL TURF" MEANS AN INSTALLATION OF SYNTHETIC
MATERIALS DEVELOPED TO RESEMBLE NATURAL GRASS.
(3) "COMMERCIAL, INSTITUTIONAL, OR INDUSTRIAL" HAS THE MEANING
SET FORTH IN SECTION 37-60-135 (2)(b).
(4) "COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY" HAS THE MEANING SET FORTH IN
SECTION 38-33.3-103 (8).
(5) "COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY PROPERTY" MEANS PROPERTY
WITHIN A COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY THAT IS OWNED AND MAINTAINED BY
A UNIT OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, SUCH AS ENTRYWAYS, PARKS, AND OTHER
COMMON ELEMENTS AS DEFINED IN SECTION 38-33.3-103 (5).
(6) "DEPARTMENT" MEANS THE DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL CREATED
IN SECTION 24-1-128 (1).
(7) "FUNCTIONAL TURF" MEANS TURF THAT IS LOCATED IN A
RECREATIONAL USE AREA OR OTHER SPACE THAT IS REGULARLY USED FOR CIVIC,
COMMUNITY, OR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES, WHICH MAY INCLUDE
PLAYGROUNDS; SPORTS FIELDS; PICNIC GROUNDS; AMPHITHEATERS; PORTIONS
OF PARKS; AND THE PLAYING AREAS OF GOLF COURSES, SUCH AS DRIVING
RANGES, CHIPPING AND PUTTING GREENS, TEE BOXES, GREENS, FAIRWAYS, AND
ROUGHS.
(8) "INVASIVE PLANT SPECIES" HAS THE MEANING SET FORTH IN SECTION
37-60-135 (2)(e).
(9) "LOCAL ENTITY" MEANS A:
(a) HOME RULE OR STATUTORY CITY, COUNTY, CITY AND COUNTY,
TERRITORIAL CHARTER CITY, OR TOWN; AND
(b) SPECIAL DISTRICT.
(10) "MAINTAIN" OR "MAINTAINING" MEANS AN ACTION TO PRESERVE
THE EXISTING STATE OF NONFUNCTIONAL TURF, ARTIFICIAL TURF, OR AN
INVASIVE PLANT SPECIES THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN INSTALLED, PLANTED, OR
PLACED.
(11) "NATIVE PLANT" MEANS A PLANT SPECIES THAT IS INDIGENOUS TO
THE STATE OF COLORADO.
(12) "NEW DEVELOPMENT PROJECT" MEANS A NEW CONSTRUCTION
PROJECT THAT REQUIRES A BUILDING OR LANDSCAPING PERMIT, PLAN CHECK, OR
DESIGN REVIEW.
(13) (a) "NONFUNCTIONAL TURF" MEANS TURF THAT IS NOT
FUNCTIONAL TURF.
(b) "NONFUNCTIONAL TURF" INCLUDES TURF LOCATED IN A STREET
RIGHT-OF-WAY, PARKING LOT, MEDIAN, OR TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR.
(14) "REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT" MEANS A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
THAT:
(a) REQUIRES A BUILDING OR LANDSCAPING PERMIT, PLAN CHECK, OR
DESIGN REVIEW; AND
(b) RESULTS IN A DISTURBANCE OF MORE THAN FIFTY PERCENT OF THE
AGGREGATE LANDSCAPE AREA.
(15) "SPECIAL DISTRICT" HAS THE MEANING SET FORTH IN SECTION
32-1-103 (20).
(16) "TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR" MEANS A TRANSPORTATION
SYSTEM THAT INCLUDES ALL MODES AND FACILITIES WITHIN A DESCRIBED
GEOGRAPHIC AREA, HAVING LENGTH AND WIDTH.
(17) "TURF" HAS THE MEANING SET FORTH IN SECTION 37-60-135 (2)(i).
(18) "UNIT OWNERS' ASSOCIATION" HAS THE MEANING SET FORTH IN
SECTION 38-33.3-103 (3).
(19) "WATER-WISE LANDSCAPING" HAS THE MEANING SET FORTH IN
SECTION 37-60-135 (2)(l).
37-99-103. Prohibition of nonfunctional turf, artificial turf, and
invasive plant species - local entities - construction or renovation of state
facilities. (1) ON AND AFTER JANUARY 1, 2026, A LOCAL ENTITY SHALL NOT
INSTALL, PLANT, OR PLACE, OR ALLOW ANY PERSON TO INSTALL, PLANT, OR
PLACE, ANY NONFUNCTIONAL TURF, ARTIFICIAL TURF, OR INVASIVE PLANT
SPECIES, AS PART OF A NEW DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OR REDEVELOPMENT
PROJECT, ON ANY PORTION OF APPLICABLE PROPERTY WITHIN THE LOCAL
ENTITY'S JURISDICTION.
(2) ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2026, A LOCAL ENTITY SHALL ENACT OR
AMEND ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS, REGULATIONS, OR OTHER LAWS
REGULATING NEW DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ON
APPLICABLE PROPERTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS
SECTION.
(3) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT INSTALL, PLANT, OR PLACE, OR ALLOW
ANY PERSON TO INSTALL, PLANT, OR PLACE, ANY NONFUNCTIONAL TURF,
ARTIFICIAL TURF, OR INVASIVE PLANT SPECIES AS PART OF A PROJECT FOR THE
CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATION OF A STATE FACILITY, WHICH PROJECT
COMMENCES ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2025.
(4) NOTHING IN THIS SECTION PROHIBITS:
(a) A LOCAL ENTITY FROM MAINTAINING, OR ALLOWING ANY PERSON TO
MAINTAIN, ANY NONFUNCTIONAL TURF, ARTIFICIAL TURF, OR INVASIVE PLANT
SPECIES INSTALLED, PLANTED, OR PLACED BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2026;
(b) THE DEPARTMENT FROM MAINTAINING, OR ALLOWING ANY PERSON
TO MAINTAIN, ANY NONFUNCTIONAL TURF, ARTIFICIAL TURF, OR INVASIVE
PLANT SPECIES INSTALLED, PLANTED, OR PLACED AT A STATE FACILITY BEFORE
JANUARY 1, 2025;
(c) A LOCAL ENTITY OR THE DEPARTMENT FROM INSTALLING, OR
ALLOWING ANY PERSON TO INSTALL, GRASS SEED OR SOD THAT IS A NATIVE
PLANT OR HAS BEEN HYBRIDIZED FOR ARID CONDITIONS;
(d) A LOCAL ENTITY OR THE DEPARTMENT FROM ESTABLISHING
PROHIBITIONS ON, OR REQUIREMENTS FOR, NONFUNCTIONAL TURF, ARTIFICIAL
TURF, OR INVASIVE PLANT SPECIES THAT ARE MORE STRINGENT THAN THE
REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION; OR
(e) A LOCAL ENTITY OR THE DEPARTMENT FROM INSTALLING, OR
ALLOWING ANY PERSON TO INSTALL, ARTIFICIAL TURF ON ATHLETIC FIELDS OF
PLAY.
SECTION 2. Act subject to petition - effective date - applicability.
(1) This act takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the
ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly; except that,
if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to section 1 (3) of article V of the state
constitution against this act or an item, section, or part of this act within such
period, then the act, item, section, or part will not take effect unless approved
by the people at the general election to be held in November 2024 and, in such
case, will take effect on the date of the official declaration of the vote thereon
by the governor.
(2) This act does not apply to projects approved by the department of
personnel or a local entity before the effective date of this act.".

House Journal, February 27
46 SB24-005 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
47 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
48 recommendation:
49
50 Amend reengrossed bill, page 5, line 2, strike "AND".
51
52 Page 5, line 3, strike "DISTRICT." and substitute "DISTRICT; AND
53 (c) METROPOLITAN DISTRICT.".
54
55
1 Page 5, after line 16 insert:
2
3 "(c) "NONFUNCTIONAL TURF" DOES NOT INCLUDE TURF THAT IS
4 DESIGNATED TO BE PART OF A WATER QUALITY TREATMENT SOLUTION
5 REQUIRED FOR COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL AGENCY
6 WATER QUALITY PERMITTING REQUIREMENTS THAT IS NOT IRRIGATED AND
7 DOES NOT HAVE HERBICIDES APPLIED.".
8
9 Page 6, line 24, after "PROJECT" insert "DESIGN".
10
11




BILL SB24-014


Short Title: Seal of Climate Literacy Diploma Endorsement
Sponsors: C. Hansen (D) / B. McLachlan (D)

The bill authorizes a school district, board of cooperative services, district charter high school, or institute charter high school (local education provider) to grant a high school diploma endorsement in climate literacy (seal of climate literacy) to graduating students who demonstrate mastery in climate literacy and attain green skills or technical green skills. To obtain a seal of climate literacy, a student must complete the minimum high school graduation requirements of the local education provider, successfully complete 2 courses in the area of climate literacy selected by the local education provider, and successfully complete a final experiential learning project (final project) that is approved, supported, and facilitated by a climate literacy experiential learning provider (learning provider).

The local education provider may collaborate with local businesses, nonprofit organizations, industry leaders, and institutions of higher education to support students' climate literacy.

Beginning with students in the sixth grade, each local education provider shall annually notify students and their legal guardians of the requirements for obtaining a seal of climate literacy.

On or before July 1, 2025, and every July 1 thereafter, each local education provider shall collect data on the seal of climate literacy, including:

On or before October 1, 2025, and every October 1 thereafter, each local education provider shall submit a report to the department of education (department) summarizing the data collected.

The department may collaborate with a nonprofit organization to evaluate the data collected and prepare a report summarizing the data. On or before January 15, 2026, and every January 15 thereafter, the department shall submit the report to the house of representatives education committee and the senate education committee, or their successor committees, and the state board of education.


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



Status
1/10/2024 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
1/29/2024 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations

Amendment

Senate Journal, January 30
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB24-014 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 3, line 24, strike "OR".

Page 3, line 25, strike "SCHOOL" and substitute "SCHOOL, OR THE COLORADO
SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND".




BILL SB24-031


Short Title: Local Authority Enforce Violation of Noxious Weed Act
Sponsors: D. Roberts (D) / M. Lukens (D) | B. McLachlan (D)

Water Resources and Agriculture Review Committee. Current law allows the commissioner of agriculture to assess civil penalties for violations of state laws related to the prevention of noxious weeds (violations). The bill:

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


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



Status
1/10/2024 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture & Natural Resources
1/25/2024 Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/30/2024 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
1/31/2024 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/2/2024 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Water & Natural Resources
2/26/2024 House Committee on Agriculture, Water & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/28/2024 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/29/2024 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/1/2024 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

Amendment

Senate Journal, January 30
SB24-031 by Senator(s) Roberts, Bridges; also Representative(s) Lukens and McLachlan,
McCormick--Concerning local authority to enforce violations of laws related to the
prevention of noxious weeds.

Amendment No. 1(L.001), by Senator Roberts.

Amend printed bill, page 4, line 19, strike "COUNTY ATTORNEY" and substitute
"BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS".

Page 5, line 13, after "MAY" insert "PETITION THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
JUDICIAL DISTRICT WHERE A VIOLATION OCCURRED TO".

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


House Journal, February 27
13 SB24-031 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
14 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
15 recommendation:
16
17 Amend reengrossed bill, page 3, line 16, after "(2)" insert "(a)".
18
19 Page 3, after line 24 insert:
20
21 "(b) AS USED IN THIS SUBSECTION (2), "PERSON" DOES NOT
22 INCLUDE A STATE AGENCY.".
23
24 Strike "(2)" and substitute "(2)(a)"on: Page 3, lines 23 and 27.
25
26




BILL SB24-037


Short Title: Study Green Infrastructure for Water Quality Management
Sponsors: C. Simpson (R) | J. Bridges (D) / M. Lynch (R) | K. McCormick (D)

Water Resources and Agriculture Review Committee. The bill requires the division of administration (division) in the department of public health and environment (department), in collaboration with the university of Colorado's Mortenson center in global engineering and resilience and the Colorado water institute located within Colorado state university, to:



Status
1/10/2024 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture & Natural Resources
2/29/2024 Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Refer Amended to Appropriations


BILL SB24-058


Short Title: Landowner Liability Recreational Use Warning Signs
Sponsors: M. Baisley (R) | D. Roberts (D) / B. Titone (D) | S. Bird (D)

In current law, the "Colorado Recreational Use Statute" (CRUS) protects landowners (owners) from liability resulting from the use of their lands by other individuals for recreational purposes. However, the CRUS does not limit an owner's liability for injuries or death resulting from the owner's willful or malicious failure to guard or warn against a known dangerous condition, use, structure, or activity likely to cause harm (willful or malicious failure).

The bill states that under such circumstances, an owner does not commit a willful or malicious failure if:

The bill requires an individual who accesses land for recreational purposes to stay on the designated recreational trail, route, area, or roadway unless the owner expressly allows otherwise, or be deemed a trespasser.

Currently, the CRUS states that "owner" includes the possessor of any interest in land. The bill clarifies that "owner" includes a possessor or holder of a conservation easement.

The bill states that the CRUS may not be construed to limit an owner's ability to restrict or prohibit the use of the owner's land for any recreational purposes.

The bill also updates certain archaic language within the CRUS.


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



Status
1/17/2024 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
1/29/2024 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/1/2024 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/2/2024 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/5/2024 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
2/20/2024 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/22/2024 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/23/2024 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Amendment

Senate Journal, January 30
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB24-058 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar.
Amend printed bill, page 3, line 16, after "hang gliding," insert "PARAGLIDING,".

Page 5, strike lines 6 and 7 and substitute "CHANGING WEATHER
CONDITIONS; OPEN AND OBVIOUS VARIATIONS IN STEEPNESS,
SURFACE".


Judiciary





BILL SB24-092


Short Title: Cost Effective Energy Codes
Sponsors: B. Pelton (R) / R. Pugliese (R)

The bill requires any provision of any energy code adopted by a county or municipality on or after January 1, 2026, to be cost effective. "Cost effective" means, using the existing energy efficiency standards and requirements as a base of comparison, that the economic benefits of the proposed energy efficiency standards and requirements will exceed the economic costs of those standards and requirements based upon an incremental multi-year analysis that:



Status
1/24/2024 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government & Housing
2/29/2024 Senate Committee on Local Government & Housing Postpone Indefinitely


BILL SB24-096


Short Title: Limit Fenced Perimeter Security Alarm System Regulations
Sponsors: K. Van Winkle (R) / M. Soper (R)

The bill defines what a fenced perimeter security alarm system is and limits the extent to which a local government is authorized to impose requirements related to the use of a fenced perimeter security alarm system.


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



Status
1/24/2024 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government & Housing
2/29/2024 Senate Committee on Local Government & Housing Postpone Indefinitely