2012 Administrative Affairs
Bill # Short TitleSponsorsBill SummaryMost Recent StatusCalendar NotificationNews Links
HB12-1080Adams State College Name Change VIGIL / SCHWARTZ H.B. 12-1080 Adams state college - Adams state university. The act changes the name of Adams state college to Adams state university. APPROVED by Governor May 19, 2012 EFFECTIVE May 19, 2012 05/19/2012 Governor Action - Signed
NOT ON CALENDARRelease: Updated: Gov. HickenlooperÂ’s statewide bill signing tour schedule
House OKs Adams university status
HB12-1144Employment Contracts Non-tenure-track Professors FISCHER / BACON H.B. 12-1144 Higher education - institutions - employment contracts - non-tenure-track faculty. The act authorizes each system of higher education and each campus of each state institution of higher education to employ, with the approval of its chief executive officer, an unlimited number of non-tenure-track, half-time or longer classroom teachers under renewable 3-year employment contracts. The employment contract must include a provision that renders the contract unenforceable if the employing system or campus ceases to be an enterprise and does not have sufficient financial reserves to satisfy the contract. APPROVED by Governor April 12, 2012 EFFECTIVE August 8, 2012 NOTE: This act was passed without a safety clause. 04/12/2012 Governor Action - Signed
NOT ON CALENDARGov. Hickenlooper signs several bills
Budget cuts may not be needed
HB12-1163Conditional & Provisional Peace Officer Status WALLER The bill repeals the peace officers standards and training board's authority to grant conditional peace officer status. A peace officer may be granted provisional peace officer status if he or she has been a certified peace officer in good standing in another jurisdiction in the last 3 years. 03/22/2012 Governor Action - Signed
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HB12-1210Recognition Out-of-state Professionals To Practice BEEZLEY / JAHN The bill allows a person with a currently valid license, certificate, or registration in good standing from another state to practice his or her profession in this state for up to one year before the person has to meet the licensing, certification, or registration requirements in Colorado. For the person to be eligible to practice in this state, he or she shall have no other basis for disqualification from practice other than the lack of a license, certificate, or registration and shall apply for a license, certificate, or registration within 30 days after engaging in practice in Colorado. 03/15/2012 Senate Committee on Health and Human Services Postpone Indefinitely
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HB12-1252Transparency Of Higher Ed Financial Information NIKKEL / SPENCE Currently, the state's revenues and expenditures that are included in the state's official book of record are included in a free, searchable web-based system that is known as the transparency on-line project. A state institution of higher education's transactions are not included in the state's official book of record, and, accordingly, its revenues and expenditures are not included in the web-based system. The bill requires each state institution of higher education to develop, maintain, and make publicly available a searchable, on-line revenue and expenditure database. A state institution is required to include and exclude in its database the same information relating to each revenue and expenditure transaction that the department of transportation is required to include in its revenue and expenditure database. In addition to requiring transparency of all employee salaries anonymously, for each professor, a state institution is required to include information related not only to salary, but also the number of classes the professor personally taught, benefits paid by the institution, travel-related expenses, and grants received. For purposes of the bill, a "state institution of higher education" is defined to mean a public postsecondary institution that is governed by:
* The board of governors of the Colorado state university system;
* The board of regents of the university of Colorado;
* The board of trustees of the Colorado school of mines; or
* The board of trustees of the university of northern Colorado. The web-based system is required to include a link to all on-line databases. 
05/07/2012 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily with Amendments
NOT ON CALENDARHouse has its Lobato debate
SB12-111Full-time Equivalent Employees Dept Reporting HODGE / LEVY S.B. 12-111 Full-time equivalent employees - departmental reports. The act makes the following changes to a departmental report related to full-time equivalent employees (FTEs): The report will be prepared on an annual basis; A department is not required to reconcile the number of positions authorized with the number of payroll warrants issued; The department of higher education is to report the number of positions authorized at each institution of higher education; and Each department will submit its reconciliation or report to the department of personnel, and the department of personnel will submit the report to the office of state planning and budgeting and the joint budget committee. APPROVED by Governor March 19, 2012 EFFECTIVE August 8, 2012 NOTE: This act was passed without a safety clause. 03/19/2012 Governor Action - Signed
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