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HB16-1001 State Contr Certify Compliance With Equal Pay Laws 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: State Contr Certify Compliance With Equal Pay Laws
Sponsors: DANIELSON
Summary: The bill requires a business that bids for a contract with a governmental body to submit with its bid certification that it is in compliance with state and federal equal pay standards and laws; except that this requirement does not apply to businesses that have 50 or fewer employees. Tharp, Lebsock, Lee, Lontine, McCann, Melton, Moreno, Pettersen, Salazar, Singer, Tyler, Arndt, Becker K., Fields, Garnett, Ginal, Mitsch Bush, Pabon, Primavera, Rosenthal, Ryden, Vigil, Williams, Winter, Young The executive director of the department of personnel, or the executive director's designee (executive director), is required to develop a form for a business to use to certify that it is in compliance with equal pay standards and laws and that, if awarded a contract, it will remain in compliance with such standards and laws throughout the term of the contract. The executive director is required to ensure that the form requires a business to certify certain general information regarding its employees and employment and hiring practices in connection with equal pay laws. A business that is awarded a contract is required to ensure that any subcontractor that it uses to fulfill the terms of the contract is also in compliance with equal pay standards and laws. All businesses that are awarded contracts by a governmental body or that are subcontractors for a business that was awarded a contract by a governmental body are required to keep and maintain certain information related to their employees, broken down into categories by gender, race, ethnicity, and national origin, for the term of the contract with the governmental body. If, after awarding a contract to a business, a governmental body determines that the business knowingly submitted false information on the certification form for equal pay compliance required by the bill, the governmental body is required to terminate the contract.
Status: 01/13/2016 00:10 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
01/13/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
03/15/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
03/17/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/21/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/22/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/24/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/24/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/30/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Danielson and Buckner, Court, Duran, Esgar, Foote, Hamner, Hullinghorst, Kagan, Kraft-
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1002 Employee Leave Attend Child's Academic Activities 
Comment: Oppose with out amendments
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Employee Leave Attend Child's Academic Activities
Sponsors: BUCKNER / KERR
Summary: In 2009, the general assembly enacted the "Parental Involvement in K-12 Education Act" (2009 act), which allowed an employee of an employer who is subject to the federal "Family and Medical Leave Act" to take leave from work for the purpose of attending academic activities for or with the employee's child. Under the 2009 act, academic activities included parent-teacher conferences or meetings related to special education services, interventions, dropout prevention, attendance, truancy, or discipline issues. The leave was allowed for an employee who is the parent or legal guardian of a child enrolled in a public or private school or in a nonpublic home-based educational program in this state in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Leave under the 2009 act was limited to 6 hours per month and 18 hours in any academic year. The 2009 act permitted employers to:
* Restrict the use of leave in cases of emergency or other situations that may endanger a person's health or safety or if the employee's absence would halt the employer's service or production; and
* Limit the leave to 3-hour increments at a time and require the employee to submit written verification from the school or school district of the activity necessitating the leave. An employee was required to provide the employer with at least one week's notice of the leave except in emergency situations. The 2009 act specified that the 2009 act would repeal on September 1, 2015. The repeal provision was never amended, so the 2009 act repealed on September 1, 2015. The bill recreates and reenacts the 2009 act with some modifications as follows:
* Renames the act the "Parental Involvement in Preschool Through Twelfth Grade Education Act" and expands the scope to allow leave to attend academic activities for a child in preschool;
* Expands the types of academic activities for which a parent is entitled to leave from work to allow parents to attend meetings with school counselors in which the employee's child is directly participating or to attend academic achievement ceremonies;
* Requires school districts and institute charter schools to post on their websites, and include in district-wide or school-wide communications sent to parents and the community at large, information about the act;
* Requires the Colorado state advisory council for parent involvement in education to also provide information about the act to the extent possible within existing resources; and
* Continues the act indefinitely and amends the original repeal date in the 2009 act to specify that the repeal was to apply only to the 2009 act.
Status: 01/13/2016 00:10 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
01/13/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
01/27/2016 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/29/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
01/29/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/03/2016 - No Amendments
House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/03/2016 - No Amendments
House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/03/2016 - No Amendments
02/03/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
02/04/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/19/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/09/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Buckner, Fields
Senate Sponsors: Kerr

HB16-1003 Middle Class College Savings Act 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 13 2016
Finance
1:30 p.m. Room LSB-A
(4) in house calendar.
Short Title: Middle Class College Savings Act
Sponsors: PETTERSEN / MERRIFIELD
Summary: For purposes of calculating a taxpayer's Colorado taxable income, current state law begins from a base of the taxpayer's federal taxable income and provides for various modifications to that base, including subtractions from federal taxable income (state income tax deductions) in amounts equal to the full amounts of both contributions made by a taxpayer to the qualified state tuition program established by collegeinvest and distributions of investment earnings taken from the plan. The bill modifies these state income tax deductions by making the percentages of the amounts of contributions or distributions allowed to be subtracted from a taxpayer's taxable income dependent upon the amount of the taxpayer's federal adjusted gross income as follows:
* 200% of the amounts of contributions or distributions for a taxpayer whose federal adjusted gross income is $150,000 or less;
* 150% of the amounts of contributions or distributions for a taxpayer whose federal adjusted gross income is more than $150,000 but not more than $250,000; and
* 15% of the amounts of contributions or distributions for a taxpayer whose federal adjusted gross income is more than $250,000 but not more than $500,000. The bill eliminates deductions for a taxpayer whose federal adjusted gross income is more than $500,000.
Status: 01/13/2016 00:10 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
01/13/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
03/07/2016 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Finance
House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Finance
House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Finance
04/13/2016 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/28/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/28/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 05/02/2016 - No Amendments
House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 05/02/2016 - No Amendments
House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 05/02/2016 - No Amendments
House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/02/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/03/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/03/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/05/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee: Finance
Cal. Notif. Order: 4
House Sponsors: Pettersen and Young
Senate Sponsors: Merrifield and Todd

HB16-1004 Measurable Goals Deadlines CO Climate Action Plan 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Measurable Goals Deadlines CO Climate Action Plan
Sponsors: WINTER
Summary: The bill requires:
* The state climate action plan to include specific measurable goals, the achievement of which will either reduce Colorado's greenhouse gas emissions or increase Colorado's adaptive capability to respond to climate change, along with associated near-term, mid-term, and long-term deadlines to achieve the goals; and
* The annual climate report to the general assembly to include an analysis of the progress made in meeting the measurable goals and deadlines specified in the plan.
Status: 01/13/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
02/04/2016 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/08/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
02/09/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/04/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
03/24/2016 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
03/30/2016 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Winter and Arndt
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1005 Residential Precipitation Collection 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Residential Precipitation Collection
Sponsors: ESGAR / MERRIFIELD
Summary: Section 1 of the bill allows the collection of precipitation from a residential rooftop if:
* A maximum of 2 rain barrels with a combined storage capacity of 110 gallons or less are used;
* Precipitation is collected from the rooftop of a building that is used primarily as a single-family residence or a multi-family residence with 4 or fewer units;
* The collected precipitation is used on the residential property on which the precipitation is collected; and
* The collected precipitation is applied to outdoor purposes such as lawn irrigation and gardening. Section 1 also requires the state engineer, to the extent practicable within existing resources, to provide information on the permitted use of rain barrels on the state engineer's website. Section 2 requires the department of public health and environment, to the extent practicable within existing resources, to develop best practices for nonpotable usage of collected precipitation and vector control and to post any best practices developed on the department's website. Section 3 prevents a homeowners' association from prohibiting a unit owner from using rain barrels for precipitation collection.
Status: 01/13/2016 00:10 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
01/13/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
01/13/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
02/22/2016 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/22/2016 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/24/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/29/2016 - No Amendments
House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/29/2016 - No Amendments
House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/29/2016 - No Amendments
02/29/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/01/2016 House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/04/2016 - No Amendments
03/01/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/04/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/04/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
03/04/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
03/24/2016 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
03/24/2016 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
03/30/2016 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/30/2016 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/31/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
04/01/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/01/2016 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
04/01/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
05/05/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/05/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/05/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the President of the Senate
Signed by the Speaker of the House
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the President of the Senate
Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/12/2016 Governor Signed
05/12/2016 Signed by Governor
Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Esgar and Danielson
Senate Sponsors: Merrifield

HB16-1006 Clarify Tax Exemptions For Housing Authorities 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Clarify Tax Exemptions For Housing Authorities
Sponsors: BECKER K.
Summary: The bill clarifies that the exemption from government charges for property owned by or leased to a housing authority, an entity that is wholly owned by an authority, an entity in which an authority has an ownership interest, or an entity in which an entity wholly owned by an authority has an ownership interest applies to all taxes levied and all fees imposed by the state or any county, city and county, municipality, or other political subdivision of the state.
Status: 01/13/2016 00:10 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
01/13/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
02/17/2016 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
03/18/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/21/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/22/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/22/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/31/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/22/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/25/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/26/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/26/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/29/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/29/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/10/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/10/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the President of the Senate
Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the President of the Senate
05/11/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/11/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
05/18/2016 Signed by Governor
05/18/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Becker K. and Garnett
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1011 Metro Dist Authority Promote Business Development 
Comment: Monitor
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Metro Dist Authority Promote Business Development
Sponsors: VIGIL
Summary: The bill removes a specified minimum dollar amount of valuation for assessment of commercial property in a metropolitan district that is currently required for the district's board to provide activities in support of business development within the district.
Status: 01/13/2016 00:10 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
01/13/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
01/28/2016 House Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/01/2016 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/02/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/03/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
03/07/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/10/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/11/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/11/2016 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
03/11/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
03/30/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/04/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
Signed by the President of the Senate
Signed by the President of the Senate
04/05/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
04/15/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Vigil
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1048 Expand Business Enterprise Program 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 13 2016
SENATE BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
2:00 PM SCR 354
(1) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Expand Business Enterprise Program
Sponsors: PRIMAVERA / LUNDBERG
Summary: Interim Committee to Study Vocational Rehabilitative Services for the Blind. The business enterprise program administered by the department of labor and employment as of July 1, 2016, provides training, assistance, and priority to persons who are blind and who wish to operate vending facilities on state property. Under the current program, state property includes any building, land, or other real property owned, leased, or occupied by a department or agency of the state except property owned, leased, or occupied by a higher education institution or the board of commissioners of the Colorado state fair authority. The bill removes the exception for property owned, leased, or occupied by higher education institutions or the state fair authority, thereby granting priority to persons who are blind and are licensed vendors to operate vending facilities on higher education and state fair authority properties. Additionally, the bill expands the program to allow persons who are blind and determined qualified to operate other types of businesses on state property. The bill also changes the criteria for determining when a vending facility or other business cannot be operated by a blind vendor to more closely follow the standard under federal law. The bill contains a clause specifying that additional appropriations are not necessary to implement the bill.
Status: 01/13/2016 00:10 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
01/13/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
03/24/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/31/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/01/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/01/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/13/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/18/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/19/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/26/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/27/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/27/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the President of the Senate
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the President of the Senate
05/04/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee: SENATE BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Cal. Notif. Order: 1
House Sponsors: Primavera, Danielson, Windholz
Senate Sponsors: Lundberg, Aguilar

HB16-1049 Crowdfunding Escrow In Depository Institutions 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Crowdfunding Escrow In Depository Institutions
Sponsors: LEE
Summary: The bill amends the "Colorado Crowdfunding Act", enacted in 2015, by:
* Using the defined term "depository institution" to describe the entity that an issuer must use to set up an escrow account to hold the proceeds of a sale of intrastate securities; and
* Allowing the issuer to terminate the escrow account once the minimum amount of proceeds from the sale of the securities have been deposited into the account.
Status: 01/13/2016 00:10 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
01/13/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
01/20/2016 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
01/25/2016 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
01/26/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/01/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
02/18/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/23/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/24/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/29/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/01/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
03/01/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the President of the Senate
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the President of the Senate
03/09/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Lee
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1067 Regional Transportation Authority Mill Levy 
Comment: Support
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Regional Transportation Authority Mill Levy
Sponsors: MITSCH BUSH / DONOVAN
Summary: Current law authorizes a regional transportation authority to impose a uniform mill levy of up to 5 mills on all taxable property within its territory, but the authorization is scheduled to repeal on January 1, 2019. The bill extends the authorization until January 1, 2029.
Status: 01/13/2016 00:10 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
01/13/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
02/10/2016 House Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/16/2016 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/17/2016 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/18/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/19/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
03/08/2016 Senate Committee on Transportation Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on Transportation Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Mitsch Bush
Senate Sponsors: Donovan

HB16-1069 Allow City To Set Housing Auth Commn Term Length 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Allow City To Set Housing Auth Commn Term Length
Sponsors: RANKIN
Summary: Currently, for those housing authorities not comprised exclusively of members of the city's governing body who are serving ex officio, housing authority commissioner terms are 5 years in length. The bill allows the governing body to set, by resolution, the length of commissioner terms.
Status: 01/13/2016 00:10 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
01/13/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
01/28/2016 House Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/01/2016 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/02/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/03/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
02/16/2016 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/19/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/22/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/23/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
02/25/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/01/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
03/01/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the President of the Senate
03/09/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Rankin and Moreno
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1087 Increase Vendor Fee For Collecting State Sales Tax 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Increase Vendor Fee For Collecting State Sales Tax
Sponsors: BECKER J.
Summary: A retailer that collects sales tax is currently allowed to retain 3 1/3% of the tax reported to cover the expense of collecting and remitting the tax. This amount is know as the "vendor's fee". The bill increases this amount gradually over a period of 5 years until it equals 5 1/2% of the tax reported.
Status: 01/19/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Finance
Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Finance
02/17/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Finance
House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Finance
03/16/2016 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Becker J., Everett, Coram, Wilson, Nordberg, DelGrosso, Landgraf, Lundeen, Neville P.,Joshi, Sias, Brown
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1095 Health Insurance For Prescription Eye Drop Refills 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Health Insurance For Prescription Eye Drop Refills
Sponsors: MCCANN / CROWDER
Summary: The bill requires health benefit plans, except for supplemental policies, to provide coverage for the renewal of prescription eye drops if:
* The renewal is requested within a specified amount of time, depending on how many days the prescription is for; and
* The original prescription states that additional quantities are needed and the renewal does not exceed the number of quantities needed. The bill also requires coverage for an additional bottle of prescription eye drops if the bottle is requested at the time of the original prescription and the bottle is needed for use in a day care center or school.
Status: 01/19/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
02/02/2016 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/08/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/09/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/16/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
02/18/2016 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/23/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/24/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/29/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/01/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
03/01/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the President of the Senate
03/09/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: McCann, Ginal, Primavera
Senate Sponsors: Crowder

HB16-1109 Application Of State Water Law To Federal Agencies 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Application Of State Water Law To Federal Agencies
Sponsors: BECKER J. / SONNENBERG
Summary: Section 1 of the bill states basic tenets of Colorado water law concerning water as a transferable property right. Section 2 specifies that the United States forest service (USFS) or the federal bureau of land management (bureau) shall establish federal water rights in accordance with the federal reserved water rights doctrine or Colorado water law. Section 2 prohibits the state and division engineers from enforcing or administering any USFS or bureau effort that:
* Requires a full or partial transfer of ownership in a water right to the USFS or the bureau;
* Restricts the use or alienability of the water right; or
* Requires a third party that supplies water to a federal special use permit holder to supply the water for a set period of time or in a set amount. Sections 1 and 2 clarify that the bill does not impact any federal government authority to impose bypass flow requirements in connection with a special use permit or other authorization.
Status: 01/20/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
03/07/2016 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/17/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/23/2016 - No Amendments
House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/23/2016 - No Amendments
03/28/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
03/29/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/29/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/30/2016 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/31/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
04/01/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/08/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/11/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/11/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the President of the Senate
04/21/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Becker J. and Becker K., Coram, Brown, Buck, Dore, Lebsock, Mitsch Bush
Senate Sponsors: Sonnenberg and Donovan, Baumgardner, Cooke

HB16-1114 Repeal Duplicate Reporting Requirements 
Comment: Support
Position:
Calendar Notification: Thursday, April 7 2016
Appropriations
8:00 a.m. Room LSB-A
(9) in house calendar.
Short Title: Repeal Duplicate Reporting Requirements
Sponsors: DELGROSSO / ULIBARRI
Summary: The bill eliminates current employment verification standards that:
* Require each employer in Colorado to attest that the employer has verified the legal work status of each employee, has not altered or falsified the employee's identification documents, and has not knowingly hired an unauthorized alien;
* Require each employer in Colorado to submit documentation to the director of the division of labor (director) within the department of labor and employment that demonstrates that the employer is in compliance with federal employment verification requirements;
* Authorize the director to conduct random audits of employers to ensure compliance with the federal laws;
* Require the director to request documentation if the director receives a valid complaint that an employer is not in compliance with federal law; and
* Fine an employer for failing to provide documentation or for the provision of fraudulent documentation.
Status: 01/20/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
03/22/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/07/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/11/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/12/2016 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/14/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/14/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
04/14/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/25/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/25/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Appropriations
Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/29/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/02/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/03/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/10/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/10/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the President of the Senate
05/11/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
06/08/2016 Signed by Governor
06/08/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee: Appropriations
Cal. Notif. Order: 9
House Sponsors: DelGrosso
Senate Sponsors: Ulibarri

HB16-1119 Modify Sales & Use Tax Exemption For Aircraft 
Comment: Support
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Modify Sales & Use Tax Exemption For Aircraft
Sponsors: THURLOW / HOLBERT
Summary: Currently, the sale of a new or used aircraft that is purchased by a person who is not a resident of the state and the sale of a new or used aircraft that is purchased for use by an on-demand carrier (aircraft), regardless of whether the purchaser is a resident of the state, are exempt from sales and use tax if certain criteria are satisfied. One of the criteria to qualify for the sales and use tax exemption is that the aircraft will be removed from the state within 120 days after the date of the sale. The bill modifies this criteria and requires that the aircraft be removed from the state within 120 days after the date of the sale or within 30 days after the completion of certain work on the aircraft that is associated with the sale of the aircraft, whichever is longer.
Status: 01/20/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
02/04/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/08/2016 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/09/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/16/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
03/01/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/04/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/07/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/11/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/15/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
03/15/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the President of the Senate
03/23/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Thurlow, Becker K.
Senate Sponsors: Holbert

HB16-1132 Residential Storage Condo Unit As Real Property 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Residential Storage Condo Unit As Real Property
Sponsors: VAN WINKLE / GRANTHAM
Summary: The bill establishes that a residential storage condominium unit is a residential improvement. This allows the unit to be assessed as residential real property, which currently has an assessment ratio of 7.96%, instead of as nonresidential property, which has an assessment ratio of 29%. A residential storage condominium unit is defined to mean a building or portion thereof that is:
* A unit under the "Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act";
* More than 400 square feet, unless the unit is in the same common interest community as the residence;
* Used by its owner to store items from or related to the owner's Colorado residence; and
* Not used for storage related to a business. For a building unit to qualify as a residential storage condominium unit, the owner of the building unit must annually submit an affidavit of intended use and ownership documentation. The property tax administrator is required to establish the form of the affidavit and to prepare and publish standards for assessors to determine whether a building unit qualifies as a residential storage condominium unit. The bill establishes penalties for a person that knowingly provides false information on the affidavit. An assessor may inspect a building unit to confirm that it qualifies as a residential storage condominium unit, and an owner is required to grant the assessor reasonable access to the building unit for the inspection.
Status: 01/20/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
02/03/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Van Winkle and Melton
Senate Sponsors: Grantham and Jahn

HB16-1136 Multiple Crew Members Required For Freight Trains 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Multiple Crew Members Required For Freight Trains
Sponsors: ESGAR / GARCIA
Summary: The bill requires a common carrier engaged in the transportation of property by railroad to have at least 2 crew members aboard a railroad train or light engine operated in connection with carrying freight while the freight train or light engine is moving. A violation of the requirement is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of $250 to $1,000 for a first offense, $1,000 to $5,000 for a second offense committed within 3 years, or $5,000 to $10,000 for a third or subsequent offense committed within 3 years.
Status: 01/20/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
02/25/2016 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/03/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/04/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/09/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/28/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Esgar, Danielson, Winter, Melton, Garnett, Mitsch Bush, Tyler, Lebsock, Duran, Primavera
Senate Sponsors: Garcia

HB16-1138 General Fund Transfers For State Infrastructure 
Comment: Support
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: General Fund Transfers For State Infrastructure
Sponsors: BROWN
Summary: Under current law, once a trigger based on economic growth occurs, the state treasurer is required to transfer a percentage of the total general fund revenues to the capital construction fund and the highway users tax fund (HUTF), which is further allocated to the state highway fund. The required transfers will be made for each state fiscal year in a 5-year period, but the amount of the transfers for a state fiscal year may be reduced or eliminated if the state has to refund excess state revenues under the taxpayer's bill of rights. In general, if the refund is greater than 1.5% but less than 3% of the total general fund revenues, then the required transfers are halved, and if it is greater than 3%, then the required transfers are eliminated altogether. For each state fiscal year that the required transfers are reduced or eliminated, section 1 of the bill adds on another year of transfers to the capital construction fund and the highway users tax fund. Therefore, there will be 5 fiscal years with the full statutory transfers to the funds, regardless of the number of fiscal years that it takes to do so. Section 2 specifies that the moneys in the state highway fund allocated from any of the statutorily required transfers to the HUTF may be used for general highway operations and maintenance.
Status: 01/20/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
02/24/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Brown, Saine, Priola, Humphrey, Neville P., Van Winkle, Wilson, Nordberg, Landgraf,Becker J., Coram, Buck, Thurlow, Ransom, Carver, Joshi, Willett, Wist, Conti, Lawrence,Navarro, Roupe, Windholz
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1139 Allow Electronic Cmt Participation During Interim 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Allow Electronic Cmt Participation During Interim
Sponsors: WILLETT
Summary: The bill gives the executive committee of the legislative council the power and duty to consider, recommend, and establish policies regarding electronic participation by senators or representatives in committee meetings during the legislative interim.
Status: 01/20/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
02/03/2016 House Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/08/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
02/09/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/16/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
02/23/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Legislative Council
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Legislative Council
03/04/2016 Senate Committee on Legislative Council Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Legislative Council Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/09/2016 Senate Second Reading Lost with Amendments - Committee
Senate Second Reading Lost with Amendments - Committee
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Willett and Arndt
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1142 Rural & Frontier Health Care Preceptor Tax Credit 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Rural & Frontier Health Care Preceptor Tax Credit
Sponsors: BUCK / CROWDER
Summary: For income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2017, but prior to January 1, 2020, the bill offers an income tax credit in the amount of $1,000 to a health care professional who provides a preceptorship during the applicable income tax year. A preceptorship is defined as a mentoring experience in which a preceptor provides a program of personalized instruction, training, and supervision for a total of not less than 4 weeks per calendar year that is offered to an eligible graduate student to enable the student to obtain an eligible professional degree. The credit is available to a taxpayer who:
* Is licensed to practice one of a number of primary health care fields of medicine; and
* Practiced his or her primary health care field of medicine in a rural or frontier area during the portion of the income tax year for which the preceptor is claiming the tax credit. The bill caps the number of preceptors that may claim the tax credit for any one income tax year at 300. The bill specifies the manner in which the taxpayer is required to apply for the credit and procedures to be followed if a preceptor fails to satisfy the requirements of the bill for a particular tax year. If the amount of the credit allowed exceeds the amount of the income tax otherwise due, the bill allows the balance to be carried forward and applied against the income tax due in each of the 5 succeeding income tax years.
Status: 01/21/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services + Finance
Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services + Finance
02/16/2016 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance
House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance
03/17/2016 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
05/05/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/05/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/06/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/06/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/09/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/09/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/09/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/10/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/17/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/17/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
Signed by the President of the Senate
Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/18/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/18/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
06/06/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Buck and Ginal
Senate Sponsors: Crowder and Cooke

HB16-1148 Health Benefit Exchange Rules and Policies 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Health Benefit Exchange Rules and Policies
Sponsors: SIAS / ROBERTS
Summary: The bill gives the health insurance exchange oversight committee (committee) oversight over rules and policies proposed by the health benefit exchange that affect bidding and awarding contracts, carrier and regulating carrier participation, regulating broker participation and compensation, interacting with other state agencies, managing and compensating the assistance network, or the handling of any type of appeal. The exchange is required to hold a public meeting for a proposed rule or policy and allow for public participation and comment. A committee member may request that the exchange present a rule or policy to the committee, and the committee may repeal the rule or policy by a majority vote. The committee has the authority to review rules and policies implemented and contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2015.
Status: 01/21/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
02/10/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/16/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/17/2016 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/18/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/19/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
02/25/2016 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/01/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/02/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/03/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
03/09/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/14/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
03/14/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the President of the Senate
03/22/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Sias, Primavera
Senate Sponsors: Roberts and Kefalas

HB16-1154 Employer Definition Clarify Franchisee Status 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Employer Definition Clarify Franchisee Status
Sponsors: DELGROSSO
Summary: The bill clarifies that the definition of "employer" only includes a person that possesses authority to control an employee's terms and conditions of employment and actually exercises that authority directly. The bill specifies that a franchisor is not considered an employer of a franchisee's employees unless a court finds that a franchisor exercises a type or degree of control over the franchisee or the franchisee's employees not customarily exercised by a franchisor for the purpose of protecting the franchisor's trademarks and brand.
Status: 01/25/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
03/16/2016 House Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
House Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: DelGrosso
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1156 Extend Pay Transparency Protection All Employees 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Monday, April 11 2016
SENATE STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1:30 PM SCR 356
(3) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Extend Pay Transparency Protection All Employees
Sponsors: DANIELSON
Summary: Current law states that it is a discriminatory and unfair labor practice for an employer to discharge, discipline, discriminate against, coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any employee or other person because the employee inquired about, disclosed, compared, or otherwise discussed the employee's wages, unless otherwise permitted by federal law. Federal law exempts certain classes of employers from discrimination laws. The bill strikes the reference to that exemption and extends the current law to those classes of employers, thereby providing discrimination protections to all employees.
Status: 01/28/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
03/22/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/28/2016 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/29/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/29/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/11/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/14/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/15/2016 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/19/2016 Senate Third Reading Lost - No Amendments
04/19/2016 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Lost - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
Cal. Notif. Committee: SENATE STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Cal. Notif. Order: 3
House Sponsors: Danielson and Salazar, Tyler, Becker K., Buckner, Esgar, Fields, Garnett, Ginal,Hullinghorst, Kagan, Lee, Lontine, Melton, Moreno, Pettersen, Primavera, Singer, Vigil,Williams, Winter
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1166 Prohibit Seeking Salary History For Job Applicants 
Comment: Oppose
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Prohibit Seeking Salary History For Job Applicants
Sponsors: PETTERSEN / DONOVAN
Summary: The bill makes it an unfair employment practice for an employer to seek salary history information, including compensation and benefits, about an applicant for employment.
Status: 01/29/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
03/17/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/21/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/24/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/28/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/28/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/30/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Pettersen and Winter, Arndt, Danielson, Esgar, Fields, Garnett, Ginal, Hamner, Lebsock,Melton, Pabon, Primavera, Tyler
Senate Sponsors: Donovan, Todd

HB16-1167 Colorado Family First Employer Act 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, April 12 2016
Business Affairs and Labor
1:30 p.m. Room LSB-A
(1) in house calendar.
Short Title: Colorado Family First Employer Act
Sponsors: WINTER / TODD
Summary: The bill creates the "Colorado Family First Employer Act". The Colorado family first employer program, created in the bill, requires the department of labor and employment (department) to establish a program that designates Colorado employers that meet certain family-friendly criteria as Colorado family first employers. The office of the governor is authorized to recognize the employers who have been certified by the department with an award. The designated employers may use a logo, created by the office of the governor, for promotional purposes.
Status: 01/29/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
04/12/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/22/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/22/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/25/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/25/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Business, Labor, & Technology + Appropriations
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Business, Labor, & Technology + Appropriations
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee: Business Affairs and Labor
Cal. Notif. Order: 1
House Sponsors: Winter and Pettersen, Becker K., Danielson, Esgar, Fields, Garnett, Ginal, Hamner,Kagan, Lebsock, Melton, Pabon, Primavera, Tyler
Senate Sponsors: Todd and Donovan

HB16-1180 Free Exercise Of Religion 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Free Exercise Of Religion
Sponsors: HUMPHREY / NEVILLE T.
Summary: The bill:
* Specifies that no state action may burden a person's exercise of religion, even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, unless it is demonstrated that applying the burden to a person's exercise of religion is essential to further a compelling governmental interest and the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest;
* Defines "exercise of religion" as the practice or observance of religion. The bill specifies that exercise of religion includes the ability to act or refuse to act in a manner substantially motivated by a person's sincerely held religious beliefs, whether or not the exercise is compulsory or central to a larger system of religious belief; except that it does not include the ability to act or refuse to act based on race or ethnicity.
* Provides a claim or defense to a person whose exercise of religion is burdened by state action; and
* Specifies that nothing in the bill creates any rights by an employee against an employer unless the employer is a government employer.
Status: 02/02/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/16/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Humphrey, Carver, Everett, Joshi, Klingenschmitt, Neville P., Nordberg, Ransom, Saine,Van Winkle, Becker J., Buck, Wilson, Sias, Leonard, Wist, Brown, Conti, Landgraf,Lawrence, Navarro, Priola, Willett, Windholz
Senate Sponsors: Neville T., Holbert, Marble, Lundberg

HB16-1181 Local Government Fracking Ban Liable Royalties 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Local Government Fracking Ban Liable Royalties
Sponsors: BUCK
Summary: The bill specifies that a local government that bans hydraulic fracturing of an oil and gas well is liable to the mineral interest owner for the value of the lost royalties.
Status: 02/02/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
02/24/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Buck, Saine, Neville P., Ransom, Klingenschmitt, Priola, Van Winkle, Wist, Leonard,DelGrosso, Brown, Conti, Navarro, Thurlow, Windholz
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1184 HCSM Fund Transfers To Broadband Fund 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: HCSM Fund Transfers To Broadband Fund
Sponsors: RANKIN / GRANTHAM
Summary: Joint Budget Committee. The public utilities commission provides financial assistance to telecommunications companies that provide basic telephone service or broadband service in areas that lack effective competition by assessing a surcharge on all telecommunications companies in the state and allocating those contributions to the high cost support mechanism (HCSM). A portion of the HCSM is transferred to the broadband fund, which fund is administered by the broadband deployment board (board). The board awards grants for projects aimed at deploying broadband service in unserved areas of the state. From 2016 to 2023, the HCSM surcharge is statutorily reduced by a percentage of the amount of contributions that were allocated to the broadband fund in the previous year. The bill requires that HCSM funds allocated to the broadband fund be transferred on July 1 of each year and that HCSM money in the broadband fund be continuously appropriated.
Status: 02/03/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
03/04/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/07/2016 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/08/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/11/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
03/18/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/22/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/24/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/28/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/04/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/04/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the President of the Senate
04/05/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
04/12/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Rankin, Hamner, Young
Senate Sponsors: Grantham, Lambert, Steadman

HB16-1191 Bill Of Rights For Persons Who Are Homeless 
Comment: Oppose
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Bill Of Rights For Persons Who Are Homeless
Sponsors: SALAZAR
Summary: The bill creates the "Colorado Right to Rest Act", which establishes basic rights for persons experiencing homelessness, including, but not limited to, the right to use and move freely in public spaces without discrimination, to rest in public spaces without discrimination, to eat or accept food in any public space where food is not prohibited, to occupy a legally parked vehicle, and to have a reasonable expectation of privacy of one's property. The bill does not create an obligation for a provider of services for persons experiencing homelessness to provide shelter or services when none are available.
Status: 02/03/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
02/24/2016 House Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
House Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Salazar and Melton
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1202 Mandatory Employer E-verify Participation 
Comment: Monitor for Amendments
Position: Actively Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Mandatory Employer E-verify Participation
Sponsors: WIST / TATE
Summary: Current law requires employers in Colorado to examine the legal work status of newly hired employees, within 20 days after hiring, using paper-based forms of identification. The bill will instead require all employers, upon hiring a new employee on or after January 1, 2017, to participate in the federal electronic verification program (e-verify program) to determine the work eligibility status of newly hired employees. Employers must retain a written or electronic copy of the employment eligibility information received through the e-verify program regarding each newly hired employee, and the director of the division of labor (director) in the department of labor and employment (department) may review employers' documentation and conduct random audits of employers to ensure compliance. An employer is subject to a fine of up to $5,000 for a first offense and up to $25,000 for a second offense if the employer knowingly:
* Fails to submit the required documentation to the director;
* Submits false or fraudulent documentation; or
* Fails to participate in the e-verify program. For a subsequent offense, the employer is subject to a fine of up to $25,000 and suspension of all the employer's business licenses for up to 6 months. The bill also requires the department, as part of its quarterly electronic publication to all employers in the state, to notify employers of the requirements of the bill and to include a link to its website, on which a permanent notice must be posted detailing the requirements of the bill and instructions for enrolling in the e-verify program. The secretary of state's website must also include information regarding the requirements of the bill and the penalties for noncompliance. The bill takes effect January 1, 2017.
Status: 02/04/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/09/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Wist, Humphrey, Klingenschmitt, Dore, Rankin, Willett, Joshi
Senate Sponsors: Tate

HB16-1209 Working Group To Study Program Eval 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Working Group To Study Program Eval
Sponsors: RANKIN
Summary: The bill creates a results first working group that consists of members appointed by the governor from the governor's office, executive branch agencies, the general assembly, the judicial branch, a nonprofit membership association whose purpose is to offer assistance to county commissioners, mayors, and council members, and local nonprofits or service providers. The working group is tasked with making legislative, policy, and budgetary recommendations to the general assembly, the governor's office, and the executive branch agencies regarding program evaluation practices.
Status: 02/04/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
02/17/2016 House Committee on Local Government Refer Amended to Appropriations
House Committee on Local Government Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/28/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Legislative Council
04/28/2016 House Committee on Refer Amended to Legislative Council
House Committee on Refer Amended to Legislative Council
05/06/2016 House Committee on Legislative Council Postpone Indefinitely
House Committee on Legislative Council Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Rankin and Becker K.
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1213 Civil Action For Intrusion With Electronic Device 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Civil Action For Intrusion With Electronic Device
Sponsors: LAWRENCE / LUNDBERG
Summary: The bill states that, with certain exceptions, a person has a private civil right of action against another person if:
* With malicious intent, the other person intrudes, physically or otherwise, upon the person through the use of any device to capture, without the person's consent, a photograph, sound recording, or other physical impression or digital image of the person;
* The person has a reasonable expectation of privacy at the time of the intrusion;
* The intrusion is unreasonably offensive or objectionable; and
* The person suffers emotional distress as a result of the intrusion. The bill makes legislative findings and declarations.
Status: 02/04/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
03/24/2016 House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Lawrence, Van Winkle, Wilson
Senate Sponsors: Lundberg and Newell

HB16-1217 Implement HOA Info Office Study Recommendations 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Implement HOA Info Office Study Recommendations
Sponsors: RYDEN / CARROLL
Summary: Under House Bill 13-1134, enacted in 2013, the director of the division of real estate (director) conducted a study of the functions and duties of other states' homeowners' association (HOA) offices. The director developed a report of the resulting study entitled the 2013 Study of Comparable HOA Information and Resource Centers (report). The bill implements the following recommendations included in the report:
* Replace the per-HOA fee paid by HOAs to fund the HOA information and resource center (center) with a per-unit fee, to be calculated by the director;
* Require the HOA information officer (officer), who is the head of the center, to develop, maintain, and publish a statewide election monitoring referral list consisting of independent contractors who can monitor HOA elections; and
* Require the officer to develop, maintain, and publish a statewide referral list containing the names and contact information for independent contractors who provide mediation or arbitration services on HOA matters.
Status: 02/04/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/06/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/11/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/12/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/13/2016 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/14/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/14/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Ryden, Lontine, Pettersen, Primavera, Williams
Senate Sponsors: Carroll

HB16-1267 Colorado Veterans' Service-To-Career Pilot Program 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Colorado Veterans' Service-To-Career Pilot Program
Sponsors: LEE / WOODS
Summary: The bill creates the Colorado veterans' service-to-career pilot program (program) for the purpose of enhancing work force center services that are not available under federal law. The department of labor and employment will select one or more work force centers to contract with a nonprofit agency to administer the program. Work force centers selected by the department and the nonprofit agency shall develop and expand programs to provide work force development-related services specifically tailored to the unique needs and talents of veterans, spouses, and other eligible participants. The services provided by the program may include:
* Skills training;
* Opportunities for apprenticeship placements;
* Opportunities for internship placements;
* Opportunities for work placements with businesses or other organizations; and
* Support services. The department shall develop a grant program so that work force centers may apply for money to administer the program. Money for the internships and apprenticeships may come from the employer, federal money, and grant money though the general fund. The bill outlines specific requirements that work force centers must meet in order to apply to the grant program.
Status: 02/17/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
03/03/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
05/03/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
05/03/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
05/04/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/04/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
05/05/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
05/06/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/06/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/06/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
05/09/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/09/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/17/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/17/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/18/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/18/2016 Sent to the Governor
05/20/2016 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Lee and Fields, Duran
Senate Sponsors: Woods and Carroll, Cadman

HB16-1274 ID Documents Unlawful Presence 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: ID Documents Unlawful Presence
Sponsors: SINGER / ULIBARRI
Summary: Currently, a person who is not lawfully present in the United States may obtain a driver's license or identification card if certain requirements are met. One of the requirements is that the person present a taxpayer identification card. The bill allows a social security number to also meet this requirement. The bill also allows such a license to be reissued or renewed in accordance with the process used by other licensees. An appropriation is made to open additional offices to perform these functions. Currently, a footnote in the long bill states an intention that the number of offices offering these licenses be decreased when the appropriation is spent. The bill repeals this footnote.
Status: 02/17/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/28/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Finance
04/20/2016 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/22/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/22/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/25/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/25/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/04/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Singer, Becker K., Esgar, Fields, Garnett, Lontine, Melton, Mitsch Bush, Primavera, Ryden,Salazar, Tyler, Vigil
Senate Sponsors: Ulibarri, Aguilar, Guzman, Heath, Hodge, Jones, Merrifield, Steadman

HB16-1275 Taxation Of Corp Income Sheltered In Tax Haven 
Comment: Oppose
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Taxation Of Corp Income Sheltered In Tax Haven
Sponsors: FOOTE / JONES
Summary: The bill pertains to an affiliated group of corporations filing a combined report. In a combined report filing, the tax is based on a percentage of the entire taxable income of all of the includable corporations, but the tax is assessed only against the corporation or corporations doing business in Colorado. Including more affiliated corporations in the combined report may result in an increase in income subject to tax. There are jurisdictions located outside of the United States with no tax or very low rates of taxation, strict bank secrecy provisions, a lack of transparency in the operation of its tax system, and a lack of effective exchange of information with other countries. There are several common legal strategies for sheltering corporate income in such jurisdictions, often called "tax havens". Notwithstanding a current requirement in state law that those corporations with 80% or more of their property and payroll assigned to locations outside of the United States be excluded from a combined report, the bill makes a corporation that is incorporated in a foreign jurisdiction for the purpose of tax avoidance an includable C corporation for purposes of the combined report. The bill defines a corporation incorporated in a foreign jurisdiction for the purpose of tax avoidance to mean any C corporation that is incorporated in a jurisdiction that has no or nominal effective tax on the relevant income and that meets one or more of 5 factors listed in the bill, unless it is proven to the satisfaction of the executive director of the department of revenue that such corporation is incorporated in that jurisdiction for a legitimate business purpose. The bill requires the state controller to credit a specified amount per fiscal year to the state education fund to be used to help fund public school education. The bill requires the secretary of state to submit a ballot question, to be treated as a proposition, at the statewide election to be held in November 2016 asking the voters:
* To increase taxes annually by the taxation of a corporation's state income that is sheltered in a foreign jurisdiction for the purpose of tax avoidance;
* To use the resulting tax revenue to help fund elementary and secondary public school education; and
* To allow an estimate of the resulting tax revenue to be collected and spent notwithstanding any limitations in section 20 of article X of the state constitution (TABOR).
Status: 02/17/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
02/24/2016 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
03/04/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/07/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/07/2016 House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/09/2016 - No Amendments
03/09/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/09/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/28/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Foote and Pettersen
Senate Sponsors: Jones and Donovan

HB16-1285 Privatizing Public Safety Driving Test Retake 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Privatizing Public Safety Driving Test Retake
Sponsors: PABON / CROWDER
Summary: The bill sets up a procedure whereby, after qualifying for a driver's license but failing the driving test, an applicant for a driver's license who is not a permanent lawful resident may use a private vendor to readminister the driving test. The applicant must successfully complete the driver's test within 60 days after the first attempt.
Status: 02/19/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to
03/03/2016 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/07/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/09/2016 - No Amendments
03/09/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/14/2016 - No Amendments
03/14/2016 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/15/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/18/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/25/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Pabon
Senate Sponsors: Crowder

HB16-1287 CDLE Pre-apprenticeship & Apprenticeship Study 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Monday, April 11 2016
SENATE BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
2:00 PM SCR 354
(1) in senate calendar.
Short Title: CDLE Pre-apprenticeship & Apprenticeship Study
Sponsors: ROSENTHAL / COOKE
Summary: The bill requires the department of labor and employment to study the barriers to the use of pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs by Colorado businesses and make a report and recommendations based on the study. The report and recommendations that come from the study must be provided to the state work force development council for inclusion in the annual Colorado talent report.
Status: 02/24/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
03/17/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/21/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/24/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/28/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/28/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
04/18/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/21/2016 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/22/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/25/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/29/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/29/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
05/10/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/10/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/11/2016 Sent to the Governor
06/06/2016 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee: SENATE BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Cal. Notif. Order: 1
House Sponsors: Rosenthal and Wilson
Senate Sponsors: Cooke and Kefalas

HB16-1288 Industry Infrastructure Grant Program 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 13 2016
Finance
1:30 p.m. Room LSB-A
(3) in house calendar.
Short Title: Industry Infrastructure Grant Program
Sponsors: KRAFT-THARP / TATE
Summary: The bill creates the industry infrastructure grant program (program) within the state work force development council (council). The council is required to work with an authorized entity to award grants to entities that develop and maintain industry competency standardization to support businesses in their implementation of work site training programs that are organized in conjunction with education entities. The bill creates the industry infrastructure fund to pay for the program. The fund consists of general fund money, a donation from the authorized nonprofit entity, and any other gifts, grants, or donations that the council receives.
Status: 02/24/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
03/15/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Finance
04/13/2016 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/22/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/22/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/25/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/25/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
05/02/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Finance
05/05/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/05/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/05/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/06/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/09/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/17/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/18/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/18/2016 Sent to the Governor
05/20/2016 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee: Finance
Cal. Notif. Order: 3
House Sponsors: Kraft-Tharp
Senate Sponsors: Tate

HB16-1289 Incentives To Complete Career Development Courses 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Incentives To Complete Career Development Courses
Sponsors: DURAN / GARCIA
Summary: The bill creates the career development success pilot program to provide financial incentives for school districts and charter schools to encourage pupils enrolled in grades 9 through 12 to enroll in and successfully complete identified industry-certificate, internship, and pre-apprenticeship programs related to top jobs or jobs in other high-demand industries and computer science advanced placement (AP) courses. The state work force development council, in collaboration with the departments of education, higher education, and labor and employment and the office of economic development, must annually identify the level of regional and state demand for various jobs and those industry-certificate programs and qualifying internship and pre-apprenticeship programs that are related to the in-demand jobs. Starting June 30, 2016, each school district that chooses to participate, each nonparticipating school district on behalf of its charter schools that choose to participate, and the state charter school institute (institute) on behalf of institute charter schools that choose to participate, must annually report to the department of education (department) the number of students who successfully earned an industry certificate by completing an identified industry-certificate program or successfully completed an internship or pre-apprenticeship program or qualified to receive college credit for completing a computer science AP course for that school year. Beginning in the 2017-18 budget year and in each budget year thereafter, the general assembly shall appropriate at least $1,000,000 for the career development success pilot program. In each budget year, the department shall first distribute to each school district and, through the institute, to each institute charter school $1,000 for each student reported as successfully earning an industry certificate by completing an identified industry-certificate program in the preceding school year. If there is money remaining in the appropriation after the first distribution, the department must distribute to each school district and, through the institute, to each institute charter school $1,000 for each student reported as successfully completing an identified internship or pre-apprenticeship program in the preceding school year. And if there is money remaining after the second distribution, the department must distribute to each school district and, through the institute, to each institute charter school $1,000 for each student reported as successfully completing a computer science AP course in the preceding school year. Each district and the institute shall transfer to its charter schools 100% of the amount received on behalf of the students enrolled in each charter school. With each distribution, if the amount of the appropriation is insufficient to fully fund the students included in the distribution, the department must proportionately reduce the amount distributed for each student. Beginning in 2017, the department must provide to the joint education committee of the general assembly a report on the implementation and impact of the career development success pilot program. The career development success pilot program is repealed in 2019.
Status: 02/24/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
03/28/2016 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/15/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/15/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/18/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/18/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
04/28/2016 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/05/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/05/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/06/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/17/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/18/2016 Sent to the Governor
05/27/2016 Signed by Governor
05/27/2016 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Duran and Esgar
Senate Sponsors: Garcia and Crowder

HB16-1290 Extend Transitional Jobs Program 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Extend Transitional Jobs Program
Sponsors: ESGAR / HEATH
Summary: Current law provides money to employers to hire eligible persons for transitional jobs through June 30, 2017, with no new jobs offered after December 31, 2016. The bill extends these dates to June 30, 2022, and December 31, 2021.
Status: 02/24/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
03/15/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/15/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/15/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/18/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/18/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
04/27/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/05/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/05/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/06/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/09/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/17/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/17/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/18/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/18/2016 Sent to the Governor
05/20/2016 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Esgar and Kraft-Tharp
Senate Sponsors: Heath and Hill

HB16-1292 Income Tax Credit For Sandwich Generation 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 13 2016
Finance
1:30 p.m. Room LSB-A
(5) in house calendar.
Short Title: Income Tax Credit For Sandwich Generation
Sponsors: KAGAN / DONOVAN
Summary: The bill creates a refundable income tax credit for middle- and low-income taxpayers who claim exemptions for dependents on their federal income tax return for both qualifying children and qualifying relatives.
Status: 02/24/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services + Finance
03/15/2016 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
03/18/2016 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to Finance
04/13/2016 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee: Finance
Cal. Notif. Order: 5
House Sponsors: Kagan, Lebsock, Rosenthal, Ryden, Vigil
Senate Sponsors: Donovan

HB16-1299 Attorney Fees & Costs In Empl Discrimination Cases 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Attorney Fees & Costs In Empl Discrimination Cases
Sponsors: WIST / JAHN
Summary: Under current law, if a plaintiff brings an employment discrimination action that the court finds to be frivolous, groundless, or vexatious, the court may award the defendant attorney fees and costs. The bill modifies the standard for awarding attorney fees and costs to a prevailing defendant to allow an award when the plaintiff pursues a claim that lacks substantial merit because it is pursued in bad faith or when a reasonable person would not believe the claim is likely to succeed.
Status: 02/26/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/28/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Wist
Senate Sponsors: Jahn

HB16-1301 Business Income Tax Credit Offer Apprenticeships 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Business Income Tax Credit Offer Apprenticeships
Sponsors: GARNETT / SCHEFFEL
Summary: The bill provides an income tax credit to qualified Colorado businesses that meet certain criteria and retain pre-apprentices or apprentices. The credit is administered by the Colorado department of labor and employment.
Status: 02/26/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
03/09/2016 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/15/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/15/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/18/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/18/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
05/06/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Garnett
Senate Sponsors: Scheffel

HB16-1302 Align With Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Thursday, September 15 2016
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(2) in house calendar.
Short Title: Align With Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act
Sponsors: DURAN / NEWELL
Summary: The bill changes the title of the "Colorado Work Force Investment Act" to the "Colorado Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act" and aligns the current state statute with the federal "Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act" (federal act). Passage of the federal act in July 2014, created inconsistencies between Colorado statutes and federal law in regards to workforce development activities. This bill updates the language of the "Colorado Work Force Investment Act" to comport with the federal act. It also clarifies the roles that specific entities within Colorado play in work force development programs. It removes requirements that existed in state law that no longer apply due to the changes in federal law.
Status: 02/26/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
04/05/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/07/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/08/2016 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/08/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/11/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
04/11/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
04/27/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/27/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/29/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/02/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/03/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/03/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
05/17/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/17/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/18/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/18/2016 Sent to the Governor
05/19/2016 Signed by Governor
05/19/2016 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order: 2
House Sponsors: Duran and DelGrosso
Senate Sponsors: Newell

HB16-1303 Regional Transp Auth Annexed Vacant Land Sales Tax 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Regional Transp Auth Annexed Vacant Land Sales Tax
Sponsors: LANDGRAF
Summary: The bill prohibits a regional transportation authority from imposing sales tax on vacant land that is annexed by a nonmember jurisdiction.
Status: 02/29/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
04/06/2016 House Committee on Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/11/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/12/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/18/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/22/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Referred to Judiciary - No Amendments
05/03/2016 House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Landgraf
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1304 Transportation Priorities Community Conversations 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 13 2016
Transportation & Energy
1:30 p.m. Room 271
(3) in house calendar.
Short Title: Transportation Priorities Community Conversations
Sponsors: TYLER
Summary: The bill requires the department of transportation (CDOT) to hold at least one community conversation in each transportation planning region of the state (TPR) no later than October 1, 2016, in order to allow members of the public to testify and be questioned regarding their top priorities for transportation funding and their preferred means of raising the revenue needed to fund those priorities. To ensure maximum public participation for each community conversation, CDOT and the Colorado office of economic development must provide extensive public notice of each community conversation and CDOT must hold each community conversation at a time outside of regular business hours or most convenient to the local community and at a location that is convenient for as much of the population of the TPR as feasible and allow remote testimony. Within each TPR, the representative of the TPR on the statewide transportation advisory committee must convene an open house meeting or panel of individuals with expertise in transportation and economic development to interact with and receive testimony from the public at any community conversation. The representative of the TPR must lead the meeting or serve as the chair of the panel, and the meeting or panel must also include any member of the transportation commission and any regional transportation director for CDOT whose district or region includes any portion of the TPR and a representative of any regional economic development district that includes any portion of the TPR. The representative of the TPR shall also ensure that each state legislator, county commissioner, and municipal mayor and council member whose district, county, or municipality includes any portion of the TPR receives an invitation to participate in any community conversation held in the TPR. After all community conversations in a TPR are held, and no later than November 1, 2016, the representative of the TPR who convened the community conversations must develop and submit to the executive director of CDOT a regional community conversation report that ranks both the top transportation priorities for the TPR and the preferred means of raising the revenue needed to fund those priorities. The executive director must compile the regional reports into a statewide report that ranks the top transportation priorities for the state and the preferred means of raising the revenue to fund those priorities. The executive director must present the report during CDOT's SMART Act presentation made before the commencement of the 2017 regular legislative session.
Status: 02/29/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
04/13/2016 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/22/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/22/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/25/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/25/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/04/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee: Transportation & Energy
Cal. Notif. Order: 3
House Sponsors: Tyler, Coram, Becker J., Mitsch Bush, Ryden
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1310 Operators Liable For Oil And Gas Operations 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Operators Liable For Oil And Gas Operations
Sponsors: SALAZAR / CARROLL
Summary: Under current law governing relations between surface owners and oil and gas operators, to prevail on a claim the surface owner must present evidence that the operator's use of the surface materially interfered with the surface owner's use of the surface of the land. The bill amends this to allow proof that the operator's oil and gas operations harmed the surface owner's use of the surface of the land, caused bodily injury to the surface owner or any person residing on the property of the surface owner, or damaged the surface owner's property. The bill also holds oil and gas operators strictly liable for their conduct if oil and gas operations, including a hydraulic fracturing treatment or reinjection operation, cause an earthquake that damages property or injures an individual. A plaintiff establishes a prima facie case of causation by showing that: An earthquake has occurred; the earthquake damaged the plaintiff's property or injured the plaintiff; and the oil and gas operations occurred within an area that has been determined to have experienced induced seismicity by a study of induced seismicity that has been independently peer-reviewed. Plaintiffs have 5 years after discovery of the damages or injury to file an action.
Status: 03/02/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
03/10/2016 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/14/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/16/2016 - No Amendments
03/16/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/16/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/21/2016 - No Amendments
03/17/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
03/18/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/21/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
04/28/2016 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Salazar
Senate Sponsors: Carroll

HB16-1313 Auth Local Gov Master Plan Include Water Plan Goal 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 13 2016
Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
Upon Adjournment Room 0107
(1) in house calendar.
Short Title: Auth Local Gov Master Plan Include Water Plan Goal
Sponsors: ARNDT
Summary: The bill authorizes local government master plans to include goals specified in the state water plan and to include policies that condition development approvals on implementation of those goals.
Status: 03/02/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
03/21/2016 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
04/13/2016 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/15/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/18/2016 House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/19/2016 - No Amendments
04/19/2016 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/20/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/20/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
05/02/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee: Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
Cal. Notif. Order: 1
House Sponsors: Arndt and Coram
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1329 Limited Liability Companies Governing Law 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Thursday, April 7 2016
Business Affairs and Labor
1:30 p.m. Room LSB-A
(3) in house calendar.
Short Title: Limited Liability Companies Governing Law
Sponsors: LEE
Summary: Section 1 of the bill deletes the requirement that a partner's contribution to a limited liability company is a prerequisite to become a member of the company. Section 2 clarifies that the tax status of a limited liability company does not affect the immunity of a member of the company from liability for the company's acts. Section 3 limits the applicability of the statute of frauds, which requires certain contracts to be written to be enforceable, to operating agreements for limited liability companies. Section 4 reconciles the various partnership and limited liability company acts regarding compensation of a partner for services performed during the windup of the entity's affairs.
Status: 03/02/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
04/07/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/13/2016 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/14/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/14/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
04/26/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/28/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
04/29/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/05/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/05/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/05/2016 Sent to the Governor
06/06/2016 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee: Business Affairs and Labor
Cal. Notif. Order: 3
House Sponsors: Lee
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1346 Open Records Subject To Inspection Denial 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Open Records Subject To Inspection Denial
Sponsors: LAWRENCE
Summary: The bill allows a custodian to deny access to confidential personal information records and employee personal e-mail addresses. The provisions of the "Colorado Open Records Act" that relate to civil or administrative investigations and trade secrets and other privileged and confidential information apply to the judicial branch.
Status: 03/09/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/06/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Lawrence
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1347 Employer Information Concerning Wage Law Violation 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Employer Information Concerning Wage Law Violation
Sponsors: DANIELSON / ULIBARRI
Summary: Current law requires employers to release requested information to the division of labor in the department of labor and employment (division) and allows the division to have access to employers' premises and all books, records, and payrolls of employers. Current law also prohibits the release of any of this information obtained by the division if the release of the information might reveal a trade secret. The bill clarifies that information obtained by the division that relates to a finding of a violation of wage laws by the division is not confidential and shall be released to the public or for use in a court proceeding, unless the director makes a determination that the information includes specific information that is a trade secret.
Status: 03/09/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
04/21/2016 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/25/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/26/2016 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/27/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/27/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
05/06/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Danielson
Senate Sponsors: Ulibarri

HB16-1355 Affirm Local Gov Siting Auth Oil & Gas Facilities 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Affirm Local Gov Siting Auth Oil & Gas Facilities
Sponsors: FOOTE / ULIBARRI
Summary: Current law specifies that local governments have so-called "House Bill 1041" powers, which are a type of land use authority, over oil and gas mineral extraction areas only if the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission has identified a specific area for designation; sections 2 and 3 repeal that limitation. Section 4 includes specific authority to regulate the siting of oil and gas facilities in counties' existing land use authority. Section 5 makes the same changes with regard to municipalities' existing land use authority. Sections 6 and 7 specify that the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission's authority to regulate oil and gas operations, including the siting of oil and gas facilities, does not exempt oil and gas facilities from local governments' siting authority and that oil and gas operators must ensure that the location of oil and gas facilities complies with city, town, county, or city and county siting regulations.
Status: 03/11/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/21/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/04/2016 House Second Reading Lost with Amendments - Floor
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Foote and Ryden
Senate Sponsors: Ulibarri and Jones

HB16-1376 Expand Authority Office Of Consumer Counsel 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Expand Authority Office Of Consumer Counsel
Sponsors: ESGAR
Summary: Currently, the office of consumer counsel (OCC) is authorized to intervene on behalf of customers of electric utilities and gas utilities in proceedings before the Colorado public utilities commission. The bill grants the OCC authority to speak for customers of providers of telecommunications, water, taxi and bus service, and all other services defined as public utilities under the "Public Utilities Law".
Status: 03/16/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
04/06/2016 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Finance
04/21/2016 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/28/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/28/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/29/2016 House Third Reading Laid Over to 05/02/2016 - No Amendments
05/02/2016 House Third Reading Laid Over to 05/03/2016 - No Amendments
05/03/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/03/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/05/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Esgar and Winter, Becker K., Danielson, Fields, Garnett, Hullinghorst, Kagan, Lebsock,Lontine, McCann, Melton, Mitsch Bush, Moreno, Pettersen, Primavera, Ryden, Salazar, Tyler
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1388 Employer Hiring Criminal History Employee 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, April 12 2016
Judiciary
1:30 p.m. Room 0112
(1) in house calendar.
Short Title: Employer Hiring Criminal History Employee
Sponsors: MCCANN
Summary: The bill generally prohibits an employer from:
* Advertising that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position;
* Placing a statement in an employment application that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position; or
* Making an inquiry about a candidate's arrests or criminal convictions until the candidate has been offered an interview or a conditional offer of employment. An employer is exempt from these restrictions when:
* The law forbids a person from being employed on account of a criminal conviction or requires an employer to consider a candidate's criminal history for the job;
* The employer is participating in a program to encourage employment of people with criminal histories; or
* The job requires a fidelity bond and the criminal history would disqualify the candidate. An employer must keep applications for 9 months. The department of labor and employment will enforce the section with civil penalties. A violation of the restrictions does not create a private cause of action.
Status: 03/16/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
04/12/2016 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/22/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/22/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
04/22/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
04/26/2016 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/27/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/27/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/04/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee: Judiciary
Cal. Notif. Order: 1
House Sponsors: McCann, Court, Duran, Foote, Kagan, Lebsock, Lee, Melton, Moreno, Salazar, Tyler
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1399 Workers' Compensation For PTSD 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Friday, April 8 2016
Public Health Care and Human Services
Upon Adjournment Room 0107
(3) in house calendar.
Short Title: Workers' Compensation For PTSD
Sponsors: SINGER / NEWELL
Summary: The bill clarifies that a workers' compensation claim for mental impairment may not be denied based on the occupation of the worker. Each claimant is required to be evaluated by a licensed, level II fully accredited physician, psychiatrist, or psychologist.
Status: 03/22/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
04/08/2016 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/15/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/15/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/18/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/18/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/27/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee: Public Health Care and Human Services
Cal. Notif. Order: 3
House Sponsors: Singer
Senate Sponsors: Newell

HB16-1403 Colorado Secure Savings Plan 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 20 2016
Finance
1:30 p.m. Room LSB-A
(5) in house calendar.
Short Title: Colorado Secure Savings Plan
Sponsors: PETTERSEN / TODD
Summary: The bill establishes the Colorado secure savings plan (plan), which is a retirement savings plan for private-sector employees in the form of an automatic enrollment payroll deduction individual retirement account. Employers with a specified number of employees in the state are required to participate in the plan, but any employer may choose to participate in the plan. The Colorado secure savings plan board of trustees (board) is created and consists of the state controller, the director of the governor's office of state planning and budgeting, and 7 additional trustees with certain experience who are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate. The trustees on the board have a fiduciary duty to the plan's enrollees and beneficiaries and are required to:
* Establish investment options that offer employees returns on contributions without incurring debt or liabilities to the state;
* Establish the process for allocating investment earnings and losses to individual plan accounts on a pro rata basis;
* Make and enter into contracts and hire staff as necessary for the administration of the plan;
* Conduct a periodic review of the performance of any investment vendors;
* Cause moneys in the Colorado secure savings plan fund (fund) to be held and invested together in trust;
* Establish the process for an enrollee to contribute a portion of his or her wages to the plan for automatic deposit and establish the process by which the participating employer forwards those contributions to the plan;
* Establish the process for enrollment in the plan including the process by which an employee can opt not to participate in the plan;
* Accept gifts, grants, and donations from specified entities and pursue options for bank loans or a line of credit to cover the start-up costs of the plan;
* Procure, as needed, insurance against loss in connection with the property, assets, or activities of the plan;
* Allocate administrative fees to individual retirement accounts in the plan on a pro rata basis;
* Set minimum and maximum contribution levels;
* Facilitate education and outreach to employers and employees;
* Ensure that the plan complies with all applicable state and federal laws;
* Deposit all gifts, grants, donations, fees, and earnings from investment of moneys in the fund into the fund and pay the administrative costs and expenses for the creation, management, and operation of the plan from moneys in the fund;
* Determine any nominal and reasonable assistance that may be provided to businesses to offset the initial costs of enrolling employees in the plan;
* Prepare or cause to be prepared certain annual audits and annual reports regarding the plan; and
* Develop a process to ensure that employers are in compliance with the requirements of the plan and develop a penalty structure for employers who fail, without reasonable cause, to enroll employees in the plan. The bill specifies the process by which the board is required to engage an investment manager to invest the assets of the plan and specifies the investment options that the board is required to create. The bill creates the Colorado secure savings plan fund as a trust outside of the state treasury, specifies that the fund will include the individual retirement accounts of enrollees in the plan, and allows the board to use a certain percentage of moneys in the fund for the administrative expenses of the plan. The moneys in the fund are not property of the state and cannot be commingled with state moneys. The board is required to design and disseminate to all employers that are required to or that choose to participate in the plan employer and employee information packets regarding the plan and the options for employee participation in the plan. The bill dictates the timing for the board to implement the plan and a time frame for employers to establish a system by which enrollees in the plan can remit payroll deduction contributions to the plan. Employers are required to automatically enroll employees in the plan unless an employee has opted out of participation in the plan. Enrollees may select an investment option and contribution level or use the default investment option and contribution amount established by the board. The bill specifies that the state and employers do not have any duty or liability to any party for the payments of any retirement savings benefits accrued by any individual through the plan.
Status: 03/24/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
05/04/2016 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee: Finance
Cal. Notif. Order: 5
House Sponsors: Pettersen and Buckner, Danielson, Duran, Esgar, Winter
Senate Sponsors: Todd and Donovan

HB16-1420 CO Healthcare Affordability & Sustainability Enter 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Friday, April 15 2016
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(1) in house calendar.
Short Title: CO Healthcare Affordability & Sustainability Enter
Sponsors: HULLINGHORST / CROWDER
Summary: The bill creates the Colorado healthcare affordability and sustainability enterprise (enterprise) as a type 2 agency and government-owned business within the department of health care policy and financing (HCPF) for the purpose of participating in the implementation and administration of a state Colorado healthcare affordability and sustainability program (program) on and after July 1, 2016, and creates a board consisting of 13 members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate to govern the enterprise. The business purpose of the enterprise is, in exchange for the payment of a new healthcare affordability and sustainability fee (fee) by hospitals to the enterprise, to administer the program and thereby support hospitals that provide uncompensated medical services to uninsured patients and participate in publicly funded health insurance programs by:
* Participating in a federal program that provides additional matching money to states;
* Using fee revenue, which must be credited to a newly created healthcare affordability and sustainability fee fund and used solely for purposes of the program, and federal matching money to:
* Reduce the amount of uncompensated care that hospitals provide by increasing the number of individuals covered by publicly funded health insurance; and
* Increase publicly funded insurance reimbursement rates to hospitals; and
* Providing or contracting for or arranging advisory and consulting services to hospitals and coordinating services to hospitals to help them more effectively and efficiently participate in publicly funded insurance programs. The bill does not take effect if the federal centers for medicare and medicaid services determine that it does not comply with federal law. The enterprise is designated as an enterprise for purposes of the taxpayer's bill of rights (TABOR) so long as it meets TABOR requirements. The primary powers and duties of the enterprise are to:
* Charge and collect the fee from hospitals;
* Leverage fee revenue collected to obtain federal matching money;
* Utilize and deploy both fee revenue and federal matching money in furtherance of the business purpose of the enterprise;
* Issue revenue bonds payable from its revenues;
* Enter into agreements with HCPF as necessary to collect and expend fee revenue;
* Engage the services of private persons or entities serving as contractors, consultants, and legal counsel for professional and technical assistance and advice and to supply other services related to the conduct of the affairs of the enterprise, including the provision of additional business services to hospitals; and
* Adopt and amend or repeal policies for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business. The existing hospital provider fee program is repealed and the existing hospital provider fee oversight and advisory board is abolished, effective July 1, 2016. The bill specifies that so long as the enterprise qualifies as a TABOR-exempt enterprise, fee revenue does not count against either the TABOR state fiscal year spending limit or the referendum C cap, the higher statutory state fiscal year spending limit established after the voters of the state approved referendum C in 2005. The bill clarifies that the creation of the new enterprise to charge and collect the fee is the creation of a new government-owned business that provides business services to hospitals as an enterprise for purposes of TABOR and related statutes and does not constitute the qualification of an existing government-owned business as a new enterprise that would require or authorize downward adjustment of the TABOR state fiscal year spending limit or the referendum C cap. In order to compensate for a proposed reduction in the amount of the fiscal year 2016-17 long bill appropriation of revenue from fees collected by HCPF from hospitals and federal matching money, the bill appropriates $146,693,573 in healthcare affordability and sustainability fees and federal funds to the enterprise for fiscal year 2016-17.
Status: 03/28/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
03/29/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/31/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/04/2016 - No Amendments
04/04/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/06/2016 - No Amendments
04/06/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/11/2016 - No Amendments
04/08/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/15/2016 - No Amendments
04/18/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/28/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/29/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/10/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
05/10/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order: 1
House Sponsors: Hullinghorst
Senate Sponsors: Crowder

HB16-1430 Oil & Gas Operators Share Dev Plans With Local Gov 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 13 2016
Transportation & Energy
1:30 p.m. Room 271
(1) in house calendar.
Short Title: Oil & Gas Operators Share Dev Plans With Local Gov
Sponsors: LEBSOCK
Summary: The Colorado oil and gas conservation commission recently promulgated several rules to implement 2 of the recommendations of the governor's oil and gas task force. The bill codifies some of the essential elements of one of the 2 recommendations, with the following modifications: The rules require operators to share their development plans with municipalities where the proposed operations will occur; and the bill adds counties where the proposed operations will occur.
Status: 04/01/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
04/13/2016 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/20/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/21/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/22/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
04/28/2016 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee: Transportation & Energy
Cal. Notif. Order: 1
House Sponsors: Lebsock
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1431 OED Small Business Endeavor Program 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Thursday, April 14 2016
Business Affairs and Labor
1:30 p.m. Room LSB-A
(2) in house calendar.
Short Title: OED Small Business Endeavor Program
Sponsors: WINTER
Summary: The bill creates the small business endeavor program (program) in the Colorado office of economic development (office) to encourage a larger and more diverse field of businesses to compete for state government contracts. In connection with the program, the office is required to:
* Determine the criteria necessary for a small business to be a participant in the program, taking into account the north American industry classification system codes and Colorado's unique market conditions;
* Determine the manner in which a business may apply to become a participant in the program; and
* Ensure that a list of the small businesses that have been approved to participate in the program is available on the office's website. The office may allow a small business that has earned a small business certification from a local government in the state to be automatically recognized as a participant in the program by the office. In connection with the program, the office is required to outline best practices for small businesses that are participants in the program when competing for state government contracts and to provide advice and recommendations to governmental bodies concerning the opportunities for small businesses that are participants in the program. The bill requires the office to include in the annual report that it submits to the general assembly certain demographic information regarding small businesses that participate in the program and information regarding the contracts that governmental bodies awarded to such small businesses in the prior fiscal year.
Status: 04/01/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
04/19/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee: Business Affairs and Labor
Cal. Notif. Order: 2
House Sponsors: Winter and Wist
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1432 Personnel Files Employee Inspection Right 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, April 19 2016
Judiciary
1:30 p.m. Room 0112
(1) in house calendar.
Short Title: Personnel Files Employee Inspection Right
Sponsors: WINTER
Summary: The bill allows an employee or former employee at least annually to request that his or her employer permit the employee or former employee to inspect or request copies of the employee's or former employee's personnel file at the employer's office and at a time convenient to both the employer and the employee or former employee. Employees or former employees are required to pay reasonable costs of duplication of documents.
Status: 04/01/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
04/19/2016 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/22/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/25/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/25/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
04/27/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/29/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/10/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/10/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/11/2016 Sent to the Governor
06/10/2016 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee: Judiciary
Cal. Notif. Order: 1
House Sponsors: Winter
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1435 Low-wage Employer Corporate Responsibility Act 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Low-wage Employer Corporate Responsibility Act
Sponsors: DURAN / KEFALAS
Summary: The bill, known as the "Corporate Responsibility Act", creates the employment-related public benefits enterprise (enterprise) as a government-owned business and type 1 agency within the department of health care policy and financing (HCPF). The enterprise has the business purpose of improving the health of the pool of workers for low-wage employment and their families and thereby benefitting low-wage employers by giving them access to a healthier pool of workers. The board of directors of the enterprise (board) consists of 7 members appointed by the governor: 2 who are representatives of employers; 2 who are representatives of organized labor; one who is employed and is receiving assistance under a state-subsidized health care assistance program; one who represents a nonprofit organization that provides health care services to low-income individuals; and one who represents a nonprofit organization that advocates in support of health care services for low-income individuals. Various powers of the enterprise are specified. On and after January 1, 2017, the enterprise must impose an employment-related public benefits fee (fee) based on a per-hour worked basis for each employee of a low-wage employer that employs 250 or more employees in Colorado, but a low-wage employer may credit health care expenditures to or on behalf of a low-wage employee against the public benefits fee for each low-wage employee's hours. The enterprise must set the fee in an amount that is reasonably calculated to reflect the benefit received by such employers from the provision of state-subsidized health care program assistance to low-wage employees in the state and the costs to the state of providing that assistance but is neither less than 25 cents nor more than one dollar per hour worked. So long as the enterprise meets the constitutional requirements for enterprise status under the taxpayer's bill of rights, fee revenue does not count against the state fiscal year spending limit. The employment-related public benefits fee fund (fund) is created in the state treasury, and all fee revenue and interest and income derived from the deposit and investment of the fund is credited to the fund. The enterprise may expend money from the fund to support and improve health care services provided to individuals who are eligible to receive services under the "Colorado Medical Assistance Act" and to defray its administrative expenses in implementing and administering provisions of the bill. It is prohibited to transfer money in the fund to any other state fund or department or agency of state government. Employers are prohibited from taking various specified actions, including the discharge of low-wage employees during a specified period following the implementation of the fee, for the purpose of avoiding or reducing their liability for the fee. Employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees for whistleblowing or taking various other specified actions relating to implementation or enforcement of the bill, such retaliation is defined as an unfair employment practice, and an employee retaliated against may file a complaint with the Colorado civil rights division. The attorney general and district attorneys are concurrently responsible for the enforcement of the "Corporate Responsibility Act".
Status: 04/06/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment + Appropriations
04/28/2016 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
05/05/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
05/05/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over to 05/09/2016 - No Amendments
05/09/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
05/10/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/10/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/10/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Duran and Becker K., Arndt, Buckner, Court, Danielson, Esgar, Ginal, Hullinghorst,Kagan, Lebsock, Lontine, Melton, Moreno, Pabon, Pettersen, Primavera, Ryden, Salazar,Singer, Tyler, Winter, Young
Senate Sponsors: Kefalas and Ulibarri

HB16-1438 Employer Accommodations Related To Pregnancy 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Employer Accommodations Related To Pregnancy
Sponsors: WINTER / MARTINEZ HUMENIK
Summary: The bill makes it an unfair employment practice if an employer fails to provide reasonable accommodations for an applicant for employment or an employee for conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth. The bill requires each employer to provide a notice of rights regarding the unfair employment practice to his or her employees.
Status: 04/12/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
04/21/2016 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
04/26/2016 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/28/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/29/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/29/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
05/06/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/06/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/09/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/17/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/18/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/18/2016 Sent to the Governor
06/01/2016 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Winter
Senate Sponsors: Martinez Humenik

HB16-1450 Allocate Additional Available State Revenues 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Allocate Additional Available State Revenues
Sponsors: HULLINGHORST
Summary: Contingent upon the passage of legislation (the CHASE Act) that eliminates the hospital provider fee at the end of fiscal year 2015-16, the bill:
* Requires annual estimation for each of the fiscal years 2016-17 through 2020-21 of the total amount of general fund revenues that the state would have been required to make unavailable for expenditure in the fiscal year and refund in the next fiscal year but for the enactment of the CHASE Act;
* Requires the amount that is estimated for each fiscal year and relied upon by the general assembly in developing and enacting the state budget for the next fiscal year to be allocated in specified amounts and percentages to:
* Repayment of the state severance tax trust fund and the local government severance tax fund for money diverted from those funds since July 1, 2006;
* The state education fund;
* The college opportunity fund program and institutions of higher education to offset student tuition costs, improve student services and academic quality, address controlled maintenance needs, and provide additional need-based student financial assistance;
* The general fund;
* The capital construction fund;
* The highway users tax fund for allocation to the state highway fund for expenditure by the department of transportation (CDOT) for specified transportation projects.
Status: 04/21/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
04/26/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/28/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/29/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/10/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
05/10/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Hullinghorst
Senate Sponsors:

HB16-1465 Modifications Low-income Housing Tax Credit 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Modifications Low-income Housing Tax Credit
Sponsors: DURAN / ULIBARRI
Summary: The bill makes the following modifications to the existing Colorado low-income housing tax credit:
* Extends from 2 years to 5 years, through the calendar year ending December 31, 2019, the period during which the Colorado housing and finance authority may allocate low-income housing tax credits; and
* Deletes provisions added in 2014 that exempted credit allocations to developments located in counties impacted by a natural disaster from the overall aggregate annual limitation on the amount of credits that may be allocated, but clarifies that the exemption from the overall annual limitation still applies to credit allocations for such purposes allocated in 2015 and 2016.
Status: 05/04/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
05/05/2016 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/05/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/05/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/06/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/06/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
05/09/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/09/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/09/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/10/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/17/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/20/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/20/2016 Sent to the Governor
06/06/2016 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Duran and Becker J., Tyler, Pabon, Arndt, Becker K., Ginal, Kraft-Tharp, McCann,Mitsch Bush, Moreno, Rosenthal, Ryden, Williams, Winter, Brown, Conti, Landgraf,Lawrence, Priola, Rankin, Roupe, Thurlow, Wilson
Senate Sponsors: Ulibarri and Cooke

HB16-1466 Promoting Affordable Housing 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Promoting Affordable Housing
Sponsors: TYLER / ULIBARRI
Summary: Section 1 of the bill requires the state treasurer, on or before June 30, 2016, to transfer $40 million from the state's unclaimed property trust fund (unclaimed property moneys) to the division of housing in the department of local affairs (division) and to the Colorado housing and finance authority (authority). Of the moneys to be transferred, the bill requires the state treasurer to transmit:
* $30 million to the division to be deposited by the division into the housing development grant fund (HDG fund) to improve, preserve, or expand the supply of affordable housing in Colorado, which includes rental assistance for persons in households with low and very low incomes; and
* $10 million to the authority to be deposited by the authority into the affordable housing assistance fund (affordable housing fund) to support new or existing programs that provide financial assistance to persons in households with an income of 80% or less of the area median income for the purpose of allowing such persons to finance, purchase, or rehabilitate single family residential homes as well as to provide financial assistance to any nonprofit entity and political subdivision that makes loans to persons in such households to enable such persons to finance, purchase, or rehabilitate single family residential homes. If the economic and revenue forecast prepared by legislative council staff in June 2016 shows that the transfer required by the bill will result in the state exceeding the constitutional spending limit for the state fiscal year 2015-16, then the transfer must be reduced by the amount that causes the state to exceed the spending limit. Section 2 creates the affordable housing fund in the authority, which fund is to be administered by the authority. This section specifies the source of moneys to be deposited into such fund, restricts the use of the moneys in the fund, and gives the authority the sole administrative discretion to determine how best to expend moneys deposited into the affordable housing fund that support the programs that it administers under the bill. Sections 3 and 4 direct the division to administer all new or existing programs to improve, preserve, or expand the supply of affordable housing in Colorado that are supported by the $30 million transfer from the unclaimed property trust fund to the HDG fund under the bill. In administering such programs, the division is authorized, with the approval of the state housing board, to allocate such moneys to new or existing programs as it determines will best satisfy the purposes specified in the bill.
Status: 05/04/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
05/05/2016 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
05/05/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/05/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/06/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/06/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/09/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/09/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Tyler and Becker K.
Senate Sponsors: Ulibarri

HB16-1467 First-time Home Buyer Savings Acct Tax Deduction 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: First-time Home Buyer Savings Acct Tax Deduction
Sponsors: DURAN / SCHEFFEL
Summary: The starting point for determining state income tax liability is federal taxable income. This number is adjusted for additions and subtractions (deductions) that are used to determine Colorado taxable income, which amount is multiplied by the state's 4.63% income tax rate. The bill allows an individual taxpayer to claim a deduction for the interest and other income earned on contributions made to a first-time home buyer savings account (account). Beginning January 1, 2017, any individual may create a first-time home buyer savings account with a financial institution to be used to pay or reimburse a qualified beneficiary's eligible expenses for the purchase of a primary residence in Colorado. To qualify as a beneficiary, a person must never have owned a single-family, owner-occupied primary residence or, as a result of the individual's dissolution of marriage, must have been off title for at least 3 years. There are annual and total limits on the contributions to an account and on the interest and other income earned in the account that is deductible. An individual may be the account holder of multiple accounts and may jointly own the account with another individual, if they file a joint income tax return. An account holder must designate a qualified beneficiary by April 15 of the following year and may designate himself or herself as the qualified beneficiary. An account holder may change the designated qualified beneficiary at any time, but there may not be more than one qualified beneficiary at any time. An account holder cannot have multiple accounts with the same beneficiary, but an individual may be designated as the qualified beneficiary of multiple accounts. Money must stay in the account for at least one year before it is used. After that time, the money in the account that is used for a down payment and closing costs related to a qualified beneficiary's purchase of his or her primary residence in the state is exempt from the state income tax, as are several other uses. If the money in the account is used for any other purpose, then a pro rata share is subject to recapture in the taxable year in which it is used. In addition, the account holder is liable for a penalty that is a percentage of the amount recaptured, unless a qualified beneficiary purchases a home outside of the state or the qualified beneficiary dies and is not replaced. The department of revenue is required to establish a form that an account holder must complete and file with his or her state income tax return.
Status: 05/04/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
05/05/2016 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/05/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/05/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
05/06/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/06/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
05/09/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/09/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/09/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/10/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/17/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/20/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/20/2016 Sent to the Governor
06/10/2016 Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Duran and Salazar
Senate Sponsors: Scheffel and Martinez Humenik

SB16-032 Working Group For Econ Dev In Distressed Regions 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Working Group For Econ Dev In Distressed Regions
Sponsors: MERRIFIELD
Summary: The bill creates the economic development working group for highly distressed urban regions of the state (working group). The working group consists of:
* Four members of the general assembly appointed by leadership in each house in such a way to ensure that the 4 members represent urban regions of the state;
* The executive director of the Colorado office of economic development (office), or his or her designee; and
* Four other members appointed by the legislative members of the working group and the representative of the office with consideration for county issues, municipal issues, and issues related to economic development in urban areas. The working group must select data that is appropriate, consistently available, timely, and reflective of current reality, which data will then be used to ascertain the highly distressed urban regions of the state. The bill requires the working group to:
* Establish the regions and post their names and boundaries on the office's website;
* Discuss and evaluate other economic development efforts in the regions and their best practices;
* Discuss and evaluate the possibility of creating tax-free zones or other economic development tools for the regions; and
* Make detailed legislative recommendations to the general assembly in order to quickly improve the economic vitality of those regions.
Status: 01/13/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
02/17/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors: Merrifield and Heath, Aguilar, Hodge, Todd

SB16-033 Public Health Notice Sick Leave 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Public Health Notice Sick Leave
Sponsors: ULIBARRI / SALAZAR
Summary: The bill requires licensees of retail food establishments to post a public health notice if they do not allow employees at least 5 days of sick leave per year.
Status: 01/13/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
02/03/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Salazar
Senate Sponsors: Ulibarri

SB16-038 Transparency Of Community-centered Boards 
Comment: Oppose
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Transparency Of Community-centered Boards
Sponsors: AGUILAR / YOUNG
Summary: Section 2 of the bill makes all writings made, maintained, or kept by a community-centered board (CCB) that receives more than 75% of its funding on an annual basis from the federal, the state, or a local government or from any combination of such governmental entities subject to public inspection as a "public record" under "Colorado Open Records Act". Section 3 of the bill requires the state auditor, at least once every 5 years or more frequently at the state auditor's discretion, to conduct or cause to be conducted a performance audit of each CCB that receives more than 75% of its funding on an annual basis from federal, state, or local government, or from any combination of such governmental entities, to determine whether such CCB is effectively and efficiently fulfilling its statutory obligations. A CCB becomes subject to the audit requirement when the CCB initially satisfies the 75% funding requirement for any one year regardless of whether or not the funding level decreases below 75% in any subsequent year. Section 3 of the bill further requires the state auditor to submit a written report and recommendations on each audit conducted and to present the report and recommendations to the legislative audit committee. The cost of any performance audit undertaken is imposed on the CCB. Section 2 of the bill also makes each CCB subject to the requirements of the "Colorado Local Government Audit Law".
Status: 01/13/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
02/01/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
03/30/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Finance
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Finance
04/14/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/19/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/20/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/20/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/03/2016 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
05/03/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Referred to Appropriations - No Amendments
House Second Reading Special Order - Referred to Appropriations - No Amendments
House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
05/04/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
05/05/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
05/05/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
05/06/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/09/2016 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/11/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
Signed by the President of the Senate
05/12/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/12/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the Speaker of the House
06/11/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Young, Esgar, Ginal, Landgraf, Lontine, McCann, Tyler
Senate Sponsors: Aguilar, Newell, Guzman, Heath, Hodge, Kerr, Merrifield, Steadman, Todd, Kefalas,Ulibarri

SB16-046 Preserve Options Respond EPA Clean Power Plan Rule 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Preserve Options Respond EPA Clean Power Plan Rule
Sponsors: COOKE
Summary: The federal environmental protection agency (EPA) has promulgated rules to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil-fuel-fired electric generating units (the "clean power plan"). The rules require states to submit a plan to the EPA detailing how they will comply with the clean power plan, but allow states to qualify for a 2-year extension on filing a plan by filing an "initial submittal". The bill directs the air quality control commission (AQCC) to:
* Conduct a public input process necessary to make the initial submittal and thereby qualify for the 2-year extension without making any binding commitments in any way not required by the express provisions of the clean power plan, including to submit a state plan in the future;
* Consider specific factors in developing the state plan; and
* Submit a report, prepared jointly with the public utilities commission, to the general assembly that discusses the proposed state plan in connection with the factors. Once the AQCC prepares a draft plan, it must submit it to the general assembly. The AQCC cannot submit the plan to the EPA unless the general assembly has approved it by adoption of a joint resolution. If a court stays the clean power plan or holds that it is invalid, implementation of the state plan must be suspended or terminated, as appropriate. The existing process for legislative review of state implementation plans is expanded to include a state plan as required by the clean power plan.
Status: 01/19/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
03/17/2016 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors: Cooke

SB16-050 Retailer Hold Harmless For Assigned Location Code 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Retailer Hold Harmless For Assigned Location Code
Sponsors: NEVILLE T. / SAINE
Summary: Legislative Audit Committee. Any business owner who wants to sell retail goods in the state (retailer) must first obtain a sales tax license from the department of revenue (department). Given the complexity of the state's local sales tax system, in which rates vary depending on applicable jurisdictions such as cities, counties, and special districts, a key step in the process is the department's method of determining which local taxing jurisdictions apply to the retailer's location. The department has created a system of location codes that identifies tax liabilities for various geographic regions of the state. When a retailer registers for a sales tax license, the department assigns one of these location codes to the business site and prints it on the sales tax license to represent the retailer's liability for collecting local sales taxes. A November 2015 performance audit of the department by the office of the state auditor reflects that the department does not sufficiently ensure it assigns location codes to business sites that accurately reflect the sales tax jurisdictions that apply to their locations. The bill specifies that if a retailer obtains a license as required by law in good faith, the retailer provides a business address that conforms with the United States postal service's address database and is correct, the department assigns an incorrect location code to the retailer, and the retailer in good faith collects and remits sales taxes for the local jurisdictions represented by the assigned location code, then the retailer is held harmless for any tax, charge, penalty, interest, or fee payable as a result of failing to collect and remit sales taxes for a local jurisdiction as a result of the incorrect location code.
Status: 01/19/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
01/27/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/01/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/02/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/02/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/18/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/22/2016 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/23/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/10/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
Signed by the President of the Senate
03/11/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/11/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/18/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Saine and Ryden, Kraft-Tharp, Nordberg, Primavera
Senate Sponsors: Neville T. and Jahn, Carroll

SB16-054 Local Government Minimum Wage 
Comment: Oppose
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Local Government Minimum Wage
Sponsors: MERRIFIELD
Summary: The bill permits a unit of local government to enact laws with respect to the minimum wage within its jurisdiction.
Status: 01/19/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
02/17/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors: Merrifield, Carroll, Garcia, Guzman, Heath, Jones, Kerr, Todd

SB16-056 Enhanced Whistleblower Protections 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Monday, April 11 2016
SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
1:30 PM LSB-B
(2) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Enhanced Whistleblower Protections
Sponsors: LAMBERT
Summary: The bill broadens the protections of the state whistleblower protection law by specifying that no appointing authority or supervisor may take disciplinary action against a state employee for disclosing information that is not subject to public inspection under the "Colorado Open Records Act", or that is confidential under any other provision of law, to any of the following state entities that are designated as whistleblower review agencies:
* The office of legislative legal services;
* The state attorney general; or
* The commission on judicial discipline. The bill requires whistleblower review agencies to:
* Confer with each other within 30 days of receiving information and agree on whether information disclosed to a whistleblower review agency is confidential under law and, if so, to maintain the confidentiality of information if required by law;
* Release information to members of the general assembly and to the public if information is determined to be releasable;
* Maintain records of information disclosed to whistleblower review agencies and the decisions of the whistleblower review agencies with respect to the information; and
* Designate a person or persons as a point of contact for whistleblower review agency activities and publicize the information. Within 60 days after receiving any information, a whistleblower review agency may confer with and transfer the information to the entity having jurisdiction or authority to investigate any allegation of unlawful behavior.
Status: 01/19/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
04/11/2016 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/22/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/25/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/26/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/27/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/09/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
05/09/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
05/10/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/11/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/11/2016 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/18/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
Signed by the President of the Senate
05/20/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/20/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the Speaker of the House
06/10/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee: SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
Cal. Notif. Order: 2
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors: Lambert

SB16-058 CO Farm To Consumer Sales 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Thursday, April 7 2016
Appropriations
8:00 a.m. Room LSB-A
(15) in house calendar.
Short Title: CO Farm To Consumer Sales
Sponsors: HILL
Summary: Section 1 of the bill exempts certain food producers from licensure, inspection, and other regulation for transactions that:
* Occur directly between the producer and an informed end consumer;
* Occur only in Colorado; and
* Do not involve interstate commerce. An informed end consumer assumes the risks inherent in the purchase, use, or ingestion of the food or food products purchased under this exemption and is legally responsible for all damage, injury, or death that may result from those inherent risks. The bill preserves negligence actions that are not based on these inherent risks. Section 2 of the bill exempts certain producers from the requirements of the "Colorado Cottage Foods Act". Section 3 of the bill creates 2 exemptions from federal inspection for producers who slaughter no more than 20,000 poultry per calendar year. The department of agriculture must license and inspect producers operating under this exemption. The bill requires the department of agriculture to develop rules pertaining to producers who slaughter more than 1,000 but not more than 20,000 poultry and sell to grocery stores.
Status: 01/19/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
02/17/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations
Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations
03/04/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/08/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/09/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/09/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/14/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
03/24/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/07/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/11/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/12/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/14/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/15/2016 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/22/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
Signed by the President of the Senate
04/26/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/26/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/04/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee: Appropriations
Cal. Notif. Order: 15
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors: Hill

SB16-059 Authority Of Local Govs Promote Afford Housing 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Authority Of Local Govs Promote Afford Housing
Sponsors: ULIBARRI
Summary: In 1981, the general assembly enacted legislation that prohibits counties and municipalities (local governments) from enacting any ordinance or resolution that would control rent on private residential property (rent control statute). The bill clarifies that a program enacted by a local government through an ordinance or resolution requires a land developer to mitigate the effects of new development by proving to a significant extent that affordable housing for new employees created by the development does not constitute rent control and, therefore, is not prohibited by the rent control statute if the program satisfies each of the following requirements:
* The program is adopted to address, and the shortage of affordable housing results from, the adverse effects of high levels of economic development within the local government;
* The program applies only to the new construction of residential housing units;
* The application of any rental rate restriction imposed by the program has no relationship to the characteristics or zoning classification of a particular unit but rather is based upon the number of employees generated by a particular development; and
* If the program requires the land developer to generate a certain number of affordable housing units for a set percentage of new employees created by the development, the program also allows the land developer to select from among alternatives to such requirement. The alternative methods of mitigation may include:
* The imposition of deed restrictions on the title of newly constructed housing units that designates such units as affordable housing;
* The imposition of deed restrictions on the title of existing residential housing units constructed prior to the effective date of the ordinance, resolution, or other form of legislation enacted by the local government that designates such units as affordable housing;
* The payment by the land developer of a fee to the local government in lieu of deed restricted housing; or
* The conveyance by the developer of real property to the local government with a fair market value that is equivalent to a fee paid in lieu of deed restricted housing.
Status: 01/19/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
02/02/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors: Ulibarri

SB16-061 Ratepayer Protection Carbon Dioxide Increased Cost 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Ratepayer Protection Carbon Dioxide Increased Cost
Sponsors: COOKE
Summary: The bill directs the public utilities commission to create a ratepayer protection program, pursuant to which an electric utility's increased costs attributable to compliance with the federal environmental protection agency's regulations that limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil-fuel-fired electric generating units are paid from a state fund rather than by the utility's customers. The fund is financed by appropriations from the stationary sources control fund.
Status: 01/19/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
03/10/2016 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/01/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/05/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/06/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/06/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy + Appropriations
Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy + Appropriations
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/27/2016 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
House Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors: Cooke and Sonnenberg

SB16-067 Broadband Personal Property Tax Exemption 
Comment: Support
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Friday, April 8 2016
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(1) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Broadband Personal Property Tax Exemption
Sponsors: SCHEFFEL / WILLIAMS
Summary: Section 2 of the bill creates a property tax exemption for any locally assessed personal property that:
* A broadband provider acquires on or after January 1, 2016; and
* Is directly used by the broadband provider or any other person to provide broadband service. Electronics, equipment, transmission facilities, and fiber optic and copper cables are examples of property that may qualify for the exemption. Section 3 of the bill creates the same exemption for a public utility that is assessed statewide by excluding personal property from the factors that the property tax administrator uses to value the public utility.
Status: 01/19/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
03/31/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/05/2016 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/06/2016 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/07/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/08/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/12/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor + Finance
Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor + Finance
05/10/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to Finance
05/10/2016 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to Finance
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order: 1
House Sponsors: Williams, Brown, Conti, Lawrence, Priola, Rankin, Saine, Thurlow, Van Winkle, Willett
Senate Sponsors: Scheffel, Hill, Holbert, Lundberg, Roberts, Woods

SB16-070 Prohibit Discrimination Labor Union Participation 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Prohibit Discrimination Labor Union Participation
Sponsors: NEVILLE T. / EVERETT
Summary: The bill prohibits an employer from requiring any person, as a condition of employment, to become or remain a member of a labor organization or to pay dues, fees, or other assessments to a labor organization or to a charity organization or other third party in lieu of the labor organization. Any agreement that violates these prohibitions or the rights of an employee is void. The bill creates civil and criminal penalties for violations and authorizes the attorney general and the district attorney in each judicial district to investigate alleged violations and take action against a person believed to be in violation. The bill states that all-union agreements are unfair labor practices.
Status: 01/19/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
02/10/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/16/2016 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 02/19/2016 - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 02/19/2016 - No Amendments
02/19/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
02/22/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
02/22/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
04/04/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Everett, Brown, Buck, Humphrey, Neville P., Saine
Senate Sponsors: Neville T., Cadman, Cooke, Crowder, Grantham, Hill, Holbert, Lundberg, Marble, Scheffel,Tate, Woods

SB16-076 Repeal Employment Verification Standards 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Repeal Employment Verification Standards
Sponsors: ULIBARRI / DELGROSSO
Summary: The bill eliminates current employment verification standards that:
* Require each employer in Colorado to attest that the employer has verified the legal work status of each employee, has not altered or falsified the employee's identification documents, and has not knowingly hired an unauthorized alien;
* Require each employer in Colorado to submit documentation to the director of the division of labor (director) within the department of labor and employment that demonstrates that the employer is in compliance with federal employment verification requirements;
* Authorize the director to conduct random audits of employers to ensure compliance with the federal laws;
* Require the director to request documentation if the director receives a valid complaint that an employer is not in compliance with federal law; and
* Fine an employer for failing to provide documentation or for the provision of fraudulent documentation.
Status: 01/19/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
02/10/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
02/16/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: DelGrosso
Senate Sponsors: Ulibarri

SB16-082 HOA Whisteblower Protection 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: HOA Whisteblower Protection
Sponsors: CARROLL / RYDEN
Summary: The bill prohibits a homeowners' association or other person from retaliating or discriminating against a homeowner who files a complaint; otherwise acts in furtherance of a complaint, report, or investigation of an alleged violation of the "Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act" (CCIOA) or a legally enforceable document created under the CCIOA; or exercises or attempts to exercise any right as a homeowner.
Status: 01/19/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
02/10/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
03/02/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Ryden
Senate Sponsors: Carroll

SB16-096 Creation Of The Pay Equity Commission 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Creation Of The Pay Equity Commission
Sponsors: HEATH
Summary: On July 1, 2015, the statutes creating the pay equity commission (commission) expired in accordance with an automatic self-repeal clause. The bill reestablishes the commission within the Colorado department of labor and employment (department). The appointing authorities are to appoint 11 members to the commission within 90 days after May 25, 2016, with representatives of large and small private, for-profit employers, a women's national association, a labor organization, a statewide association of attorneys, higher education, the department, the civil rights division in the department of regulatory agencies, a national organization that serves minority communities and communities of color, and a business association. The commission is charged with the following tasks:
* Educating employers in the state about issues or practices that may contribute to pay inequities;
* Working with business groups and educational institutions to develop and maintain an inventory of best practices for encouraging equal pay;
* Encouraging employers to implement equal pay best practices;
* Studying other state models of equal pay practices that achieve pay equity;
* Developing a program recognizing employers who pursue pay equity practices;
* Conducting outreach and education to employees and employers regarding pay equity; and
* Working to establish Colorado as a model employer with regard to pay equity. The commission is required to submit annual reports to the executive director of the department; the business, labor, and technology committee of the senate; and the business affairs and labor committee of the house of representatives. Each report should detail the work the commission has done. The commission may submit recommendations for policy or administrative changes, upon approval of 2/3 of its members, and any such recommendations shall be included in the commission's annual reports.
Status: 01/29/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
02/24/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors: Heath, Newell, Todd, Aguilar, Carroll, Donovan, Garcia, Guzman, Hodge, Jahn, Johnston,Jones, Kefalas, Kerr, Merrifield, Steadman, Ulibarri

SB16-100 County Road & Bridge Tax Reduction Requirement 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Monday, April 18 2016
State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
1:30 p.m. Room LSB-A
(2) in house calendar.
Short Title: County Road & Bridge Tax Reduction Requirement
Sponsors: JAHN / PABON
Summary: Current law:
* Requires each county to annually adopt a road and bridge budget, which must show the aggregate amount estimated to be expended for county road and bridge construction, maintenance, and administration and the aggregate amount estimated to be paid from the county road and bridge fund to municipalities in the county; and
* Authorizes each county to levy a property tax, taking into account other available money, at a rate sufficient to fund the county road and bridge budget. The bill prohibits a county from reducing the rate of the property tax unless it notifies all municipalities located within the county of its intent to do so, and either:
* A majority of the municipalities consent to the reduction; or
* The county annually makes an additional payment to each municipality that compensates the municipality fully for the reduction in the amount of tax revenues that it receives due to the rate reduction.
Status: 01/29/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
02/16/2016 Senate Committee on Transportation Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
Senate Committee on Transportation Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
03/17/2016 Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/22/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/24/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/24/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Introduced In House - Assigned to
03/28/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/18/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee: State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Cal. Notif. Order: 2
House Sponsors: Pabon
Senate Sponsors: Jahn

SB16-114 Employee-earned Paid Sick Leave 
Comment: Oppose
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Employee-earned Paid Sick Leave
Sponsors: CARROLL / DANIELSON
Summary: The bill creates the "Healthy Families and Workplaces Act" (act), which requires all private employers in Colorado to provide paid sick leave to their employees, accrued at one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked, subject to the following limits:
* For employers employing 10 or more employees, the employer is not required to provide more than a total of 72 hours of paid sick leave in a 12-month period; and
* For employers employing fewer than 10 employees, the employer is not required to provide more than a total of 40 hours of paid sick leave in a 12-month period. An employee would start accruing paid sick leave when his or her employment begins and would be permitted to use his or her accrued paid sick leave as it is accrued. Additionally, an employee would be allowed to carry forward and use in subsequent calendar years paid sick leave that is not used in the year in which it is accrued, subject to the caps on the total amount of leave allowed in a 12-month period. Employees may use accrued paid sick leave to be absent from work for the following purposes:
* The employee has a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; needs a medical diagnosis, care, or treatment related to such illness, injury, or condition; or needs to obtain preventive medical care;
* The employee needs to care for a family member who has a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; needs a medical diagnosis, care, or treatment related to such illness, injury, or condition; or needs to obtain preventive medical care;
* The employee or family member has been the victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or harassment and needs to be absent from work for purposes related to such crime; or
* A public official has ordered the closure of the school or place of care of the employee's child or of the employee's place of business due to a public health emergency, necessitating the employee's absence from work. The bill prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee who uses his or her paid sick leave or otherwise exercises his or her rights under the act. Employers are required to notify employees of their rights under the act by providing employees with a written notice of their rights and displaying a poster, developed by the division of labor (division) in the department of labor and employment, detailing employees' rights under the act. Employers must retain records documenting, by employee, the hours worked, paid sick leave accrued, and paid sick leave used and make such records available to the division to monitor compliance with the act. The director of the division will implement and enforce the act and adopt rules necessary for such purposes. The bill treats an employee's information about his, her, or a family member's health condition or domestic abuse, sexual assault, or harassment case as confidential and prohibits an employer from disclosing such information or requiring the employee to disclose such information as a condition of using paid sick leave. Employers, including public employers, that provide comparable paid leave to their employees and allow employees to use that leave as permitted under the act are not required to provide additional paid sick leave to their employees. Employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement would not be entitled to sick leave under the act if the collective bargaining agreement expressly waives the requirements of the act and provides an equivalent benefit to covered employees.
Status: 02/01/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
02/22/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Danielson, Winter, Lebsock
Senate Sponsors: Carroll and Ulibarri, Aguilar, Guzman, Jones, Kerr, Merrifield

SB16-117 Limit State Agency Authority To Impose Fines 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Limit State Agency Authority To Impose Fines
Sponsors: SONNENBERG
Summary: For purposes of the bill, a "discretionary fine" means a penalty in an amount set by a state agency that is capped in law at $1,000 or more or that has no statutory cap. A state agency is prohibited from imposing a discretionary fine unless:
* The state agency provides written notice of the violation of the state law or rule to the violator; and
* The violator fails to cure the violation on or before the 20th business day after receipt of the written notice of the violation. The bill also establishes a maximum amount of a discretionary fine, notwithstanding any specific provision of law to the contrary. But this maximum only applies if a violator provides the state agency with the requested information that allows the state agency to determine the maximum amount.
Status: 02/01/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
02/25/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/15/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/20/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/21/2016 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/22/2016 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/25/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/26/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
05/05/2016 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors: Sonnenberg

SB16-122 More Oversight Of Department Of Transportation 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: More Oversight Of Department Of Transportation
Sponsors: BAUMGARDNER / NORDBERG
Summary: The bill requires additional oversight of the department of transportation (CDOT) as follows:
* Section 1 requires the state auditor to conduct a risk-based performance audit of CDOT no later than June 30, 2018.
* Section 2 limits CDOT's existing authority to enter into a lease-purchase agreement that requires total payments exceeding $500,000 without specific prior authorization by a bill enacted by the general assembly to lease-purchase agreements for the lease and purchase of personal property only.
* Section 3 requires CDOT:
* To close each transportation project and release any money budgeted for the project as quickly as feasible and within one year following the substantial completion of the project unless a pending legal claim related to the project or an unusual circumstance beyond the control of CDOT unavoidably requires a longer time to close the project;
* To report on its public website within 2 weeks of a competitively bid transportation contract award, the identity of the winning bidder, the amount of the winning bid, and whether or not the bid awarded was the low bid, and, if not, why CDOT chose the bid over a lower bid;
* To annually report to the transportation commission regarding the percentages and total amount of money budgeted and expended during the preceding fiscal year for payments to private sector contractors for work on transportation projects and total transportation project costs for projects completed by CDOT employees, including indirect cost recoveries and employee salaries; and
* On or after July 1, 2016, and on and after July 1 of each year thereafter, to report to the transportation legislation review committee regarding amendments made to the statewide transportation improvement plan that were adopted during the most recently ended fiscal year and that added or deleted a project from the plan or modified the funding priority of any project included in the plan. The report must include an explanation of the reasons for each reported policy amendment and administrative action amendment.
Status: 02/01/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
02/09/2016 Senate Committee on Transportation Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
Senate Committee on Transportation Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
02/23/2016 Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/23/2016 Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/26/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/29/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/29/2016 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
02/29/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/29/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
03/17/2016 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/21/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/24/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/28/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/29/2016 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/05/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
Signed by the President of the Senate
04/07/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/08/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
04/14/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Nordberg and Brown
Senate Sponsors: Baumgardner

SB16-129 Neutral Oversight Of Oil And Gas Activities 
Comment:
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Neutral Oversight Of Oil And Gas Activities
Sponsors: JONES / ARNDT
Summary: The bill implements a recommendation of the Colorado oil and gas task force to clarify the balanced responsibilities that the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission has with respect to its oversight of oil and gas operations.
Status: 02/18/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
03/02/2016 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Arndt
Senate Sponsors: Jones

SB16-134 Professional Licensing For Military Veterans 
Comment:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, April 19 2016
Business Affairs and Labor
1:30 p.m. Room LSB-A
(1) in house calendar.
Short Title: Professional Licensing For Military Veterans
Sponsors: HEATH / DANIELSON
Summary: Section 1 of the bill requires the Colorado department of public health and environment (CDPHE) to consider crediting a military veteran's training, education, and experience toward the qualifications for certification as an emergency medical service provider. Section 2 of the bill requires the Colorado department of revenue (DOR) to consider crediting a military veteran's training, education, and experience toward the qualifications for a commercial driver's license. Section 3 of the bill requires the division of veterans affairs to make reasonable efforts to notify a discharged member of the obligations of CDPHE and DOR under sections 1 and 2 of the bill and of the duties and functions of a professional licensing authority that is regulated by the department of regulatory agencies.
Status: 02/18/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
02/18/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
03/16/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/16/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/21/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/22/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/22/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/19/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/22/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
04/25/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/05/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
Signed by the President of the Senate
05/10/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/10/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/27/2016 Signed by Governor
05/27/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee: Business Affairs and Labor
Cal. Notif. Order: 1
House Sponsors: Danielson and Kagan
Senate Sponsors: Heath and Garcia, Aguilar, Carroll, Donovan, Guzman, Hodge, Johnston, Jones, Kefalas,Kerr, Merrifield, Newell, Steadman, Ulibarri

SB16-136 Broadband Deployment 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Broadband Deployment
Sponsors: DONOVAN
Summary: Absent voter approval at an election, a local government is prohibited from providing its own cable television service, telecommunications service, or advanced service, which is defined as high-speed internet access greater than 256 kilobits per second. If no private provider of advanced service provides advanced service anywhere within the boundaries of a local government and if certain circumstances are met, the local government is exempt from the prohibition as an unserved area. Sections 1 through 6 of the bill modify the law respecting a local government's provision of these services. Section 1 updates the definition of "advanced service" to mean high-speed internet access capability at measurable speeds of at least 10 megabits per second downstream and one megabit per second upstream. Section 3 permits a local government to evaluate the feasibility of, or need for, providing cable television service, telecommunications service, or broadband service without having to call an election first. Section 3 also requires a local government to give at least 60 days' public notice to private providers of cable television, telecommunications, or advanced service of its intent to consider a ballot measure concerning the provision of such services and to publish a plan for the proposed service. Section 4 modifies the exemption from seeking voter approval to cover those local governments with an area that constitutes an unserved area, which is defined for advanced service as an area with advanced service that consists of one or more contiguous census blocks in which a majority of the households lack access to at least one provider of advanced service that uses satellite technology and at least one provider of advanced service that uses nonsatellite technology. Section 5 expands the activities that a local government may engage in without seeking voter approval to include leasing space or capacity to a private provider, entering into a joint trenching agreement with a private provider if the lease, trenching agreement is made or entered into in a nondiscriminatory and competitively neutral manner. Section 5 also excludes from the voter approval requirement a local government's purchase, lease, construction, maintenance, or operation of middle-mile transport facilities that are made available on a nondiscriminatory, nonexclusive, competitively neutral basis. Section 7 updates the definition of broadband network for purposes of telecommunications regulation and deregulation. Section 8 updates how the public utilities commission (commission) makes an effective competition determination for high cost support mechanism (HCSM) funding, which is financial assistance provided to telecommunications companies that provide basic telephone service or broadband service in areas that lack effective competition. Section 8 also updates the process for seeking review of an effective competition determination made by the commission. Section 10 establishes that HCSM funding cannot be used to support more than one business line per individual business, one wireline per individual household, or one wireless line per individual household. Sections 9 and 11 change the broadband fund to the broadband support mechanism, for the administration of money to award grants to projects aimed at deploying broadband service in unserved areas of the state. Section 11 also requires that a reasonable reserve of money be maintained in the broadband support mechanism. Section 11 further requires the executive director of the department of local affairs and the chief information officer of the office of information technology to report to the broadband deployment board on a quarterly basis to ensure nonduplication of state funding of broadband deployment projects.
Status: 03/04/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/16/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors: Donovan

SB16-141 Machine-readable Identification Information Retail 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Machine-readable Identification Information Retail
Sponsors: JONES / FOOTE
Summary: The bill prohibits a merchant from reading, collecting, or decoding machine-readable information from a driver's license or identification card or storing this information after the sale is consummated. The following persons are exempt:
* A peace officer, state agency, or local government agency if acting within the course and scope of official duties; and
* A business acting as required by state or federal law; or
* A business preventing fraud or other criminal activity when an individual returns an item or requests a refund or an exchange if the business entity only reads the individual's name, address, and date of birth. A violation is a class 1 misdemeanor and a deceptive trade practice. This allows the state attorney general or a district attorney to seek civil penalties for a violation.
Status: 03/04/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
03/14/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Foote
Senate Sponsors: Jones

SB16-177 Modify 2015 Urban Renewal Legislation 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, April 12 2016
SENATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE
2:00 PM SCR 353
(2) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Modify 2015 Urban Renewal Legislation
Sponsors: MARTINEZ HUMENIK / HULLINGHORST
Summary: The bill makes technical modifications to statutory provisions enacted by the general assembly in 2015 (2015 legislation) that addressed urban renewal plan allocating of tax revenue. Among the modifications, the bill:
* In various places, substitutes the term "authority" for the terms "governing body" or "municipality" and "taxing entity" for the term "public body". Defines "taxing entity" to mean any county, special district, or other public body that levies an ad valorem property tax on property within the urban renewal area subject to a tax allocation provision.
* Clarifies that the subject of the agreement about which the authority and the taxing bodies are required to negotiate under the 2015 legislation concerns the sharing of incremental property tax revenue allocated to the special fund of the authority.
* Clarifies that the shared tax revenues governed by the agreement are limited to incremental revenue generated by the taxes levied upon taxable property by the taxing entity within the area covered by the urban renewal plan in addition to any incremental sales tax generated within the area included within the urban renewal plan by the imposition of the municipal sales tax and, at the option of any other taxing entity levying a sales tax within the area covered by the urban renewal plan, any incremental sales tax revenues of such other taxing entity that is included within the agreement.
* Deletes language from the 2015 legislation that permitted the municipality to delegate to the authority the responsibility for negotiating the subject agreement.
* In connection with the subject of the required mediation between the authority and taxing entities, clarifies that the main issue of the mediation is the sharing of incremental property tax revenues and urban renewal project costs among the authority and any such taxing entities whose incremental property tax revenues will be allocated pursuant to an urban renewal plan and with whom an intergovernmental agreement with the authority has not been reached.
* Requires the mediation to be conducted by a mediator jointly selected by the parties. Specifies the method of selecting a 3-mediator panel if the parties are unable to agree on the selection of a single mediator. Specifies the minimum qualifications of the mediator and the method for allocating the payment of the fees and costs of the mediation.
* Clarifies that the mediator must issue his or her findings of fact as to the appropriate sharing of costs and incremental property tax revenues. Strikes language from the 2015 legislation that required the municipality to either agree to the mediator's findings by including in the urban renewal plan cost allocation provisions determined by the mediator or by entering into an intergovernmental agreement with the taxing entity providing an alternative cost allocation methodology. Instead, specifies that, with respect to the use of incremental property tax revenues of each other taxing entity, following the issuance of findings by the mediator, the municipality is required to:
* Incorporate the mediator's findings on the use of incremental property tax revenues of any taxing body into the urban renewal plan and proceed to adopt the plan;
* Amend the urban renewal plan to delete authorization of the use of the incremental property tax revenues of any taxing body with whom an agreement has not been reached; or
* Direct the authority to either incorporate the mediator's findings into one or more intergovernmental agreements with other taxing entities or to enter into new negotiations with one or more taxing entities and to enter into one or more intergovernmental agreements with such taxing entities that incorporate such new or different provisions concerning the sharing of costs and incremental property tax revenues with which the parties are in agreement.
* Clarifies that nothing in the 2015 legislation is intended to impair, jeopardize, or put at risk any existing bonds, investments, loans, contracts, or financial obligations of an urban renewal authority outstanding as of December 31, 2015, or the pledge of pledged revenues or assets to the payment thereof that occurred on or before December 31, 2015.
Status: 03/30/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
04/12/2016 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/14/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/15/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/18/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/18/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/27/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/27/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/28/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/29/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2016 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/06/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
Signed by the President of the Senate
05/09/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/09/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/18/2016 Signed by Governor
05/18/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee: SENATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE
Cal. Notif. Order: 2
House Sponsors: Hullinghorst and Lawrence
Senate Sponsors: Martinez Humenik and Heath, Kefalas

SB16-179 CDLE Unemployment Insurance Classification 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 13 2016
SENATE BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
2:00 PM SCR 354
(2) in senate calendar.
Short Title: CDLE Unemployment Insurance Classification
Sponsors: ROBERTS / DELGROSSO
Summary: Under current law, the department of labor and employment (CDLE) determines whether an individual is classified as an employee or an independent contractor for purposes of unemployment insurance eligibility. CDLE has the authority to audit businesses to gather information to assist in making the determination. As it relates to the audit process, the bill requires CDLE to:
* Develop guidance for employers on the statutory factors specified that determine the classification;
* Clarify the process by which an employer or individual may submit further information in response to a determination by the department and prior to an appeal;
* Establish an individual to serve as a resource for employers on certain classification and audit matters;
* Establish internal methods to improve consistency between auditors; and
* Establish an independent review of a portion of audit and appeal results at least twice a year to monitor trends and make improvements to the audit process.
Status: 04/01/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
04/13/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Appropriations
Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/27/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/28/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/29/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor + Appropriations
Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor + Appropriations
05/03/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to Appropriations
House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/05/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/05/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/09/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/10/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/18/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
Signed by the President of the Senate
05/20/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/20/2016 Sent to the Governor
Sent to the Governor
Signed by the Speaker of the House
06/10/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee: SENATE BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Cal. Notif. Order: 2
House Sponsors: DelGrosso and Lee, Saine
Senate Sponsors: Roberts and Heath

SB16-184 Market-based Interest Rates On Judgments 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Market-based Interest Rates On Judgments
Sponsors: CADMAN / WILLETT
Summary: The current rate of postjudgment interest is 2% over the Kansas City discount rate with a floor of 8%. The bill eliminates the floor. The current interest rate for judgments for personal injury damages caused by a tort is 9%. The bill ties this interest rate to the current rate of postjudgment interest.
Status: 04/11/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
05/04/2016 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/04/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/05/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/05/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/09/2016 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Willett
Senate Sponsors: Cadman and Scheffel

SB16-217 Expedite Litigation Workers' Comp Claims 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Expedite Litigation Workers' Comp Claims
Sponsors: HILL / WILLIAMS
Summary: The bill requires that any admission of liability in a workers' compensation case that purports to reduce the amount of compensation normally provided by law must include a statement by a representative of the employer listing the specific facts on which the reduction is based and permitting a party to request an expedited hearing on the issue of whether the reduction may be taken. The bill extends the time in which an expedited hearing must be held from 40 to 60 days and permits a party to request an expedited hearing on the issue of whether a compliant designated medical provider list was provided. The bill provides for the creation of forms by the division of workers' compensation regarding a request for a change of physician and clarifies when, following a change of physician, an injured worker's treatment relationship with a previously authorized treating physician is terminated.
Status: 05/06/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/06/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/06/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/09/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/09/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/10/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/10/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/11/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/18/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
Signed by the President of the Senate
05/20/2016 Sent to the Governor
05/20/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
Signed by the Speaker of the House
Sent to the Governor
06/10/2016 Governor Signed
Governor Signed
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors: Williams
Senate Sponsors: Hill

SCR16-003 Repeal The TABOR Ballot Estimate Penalty 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Repeal The TABOR Ballot Estimate Penalty
Sponsors: STEADMAN & HODGE
Summary: *** No bill summary available ***
Status: 04/11/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/18/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors:

SCR16-004 Real Estate Transfer Tax For Affordable Housing 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Real Estate Transfer Tax For Affordable Housing
Sponsors: ULIBARRI
Summary: *** No bill summary available ***
Status: 04/11/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/20/2016 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Order:
House Sponsors:
Senate Sponsors: