HB19-1004 Proposal For Affordable Health Coverage Option 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Proposal For Affordable Health Coverage Option
Sponsors: D. Roberts | M. Catlin / K. Donovan
Summary:

Proposal for a state option for health care coverage - creation - division of insurance - appropriation. The act requires the department of health care policy and financing and the division of insurance in the department of regulatory agencies (departments) to develop and submit a proposal (proposal) to certain committees of the general assembly concerning the design, costs, benefits, and implementation of a state option for health care coverage. Additionally, the departments shall present a summary of the proposal at the annual joint hearings with the legislative committees of reference during the interim before the 2020 legislative session.

The proposal must contain a detailed description of a state option and must identify the most effective implementation of a state option based on affordability to consumers at different income levels, administrative and financial burden to the state, ease of implementation, and likelihood of success in meeting the objectives described in the act. The proposal must also identify any necessary changes to state law to implement the proposal.

In developing the proposal, the departments shall engage in a stakeholder process that includes public and private health insurance experts, consumers, consumer advocates, employers, providers, and carriers. Further, the departments shall review any information relating to a pilot program operated by the state personnel director as a result of legislation that may be enacted during the 2019 legislative session.

The departments shall prepare and submit any necessary federal waivers or state plan amendments to implement the proposal, unless a bill is filed within the filing deadlines for the 2020 legislative session that substantially alters the federal authorization required for the proposal and the bill is not postponed indefinitely in the first committee.

For the 2018-19 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $75,000 from the general fund to the department of health care policy and financing for professional services, and $115,500 from the general fund to the department of regulatory agencies for the division of insurance for personal services.

For the 2019-20 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $150,000 from the general fund to the department of health care policy and financing for professional services, and $231,000 from the general fund to the department of regulatory agencies for the division of insurance for personal services.


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

Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
1/23/2019 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/28/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/1/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/4/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/7/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/13/2019 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/12/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/16/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/17/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/22/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/1/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/2/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/2/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2019 Signed by Governor
5/17/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1013 Child Care Expenses Tax Credit Low-income Families 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Child Care Expenses Tax Credit Low-income Families
Sponsors: T. Exum / B. Pettersen
Summary:

Child care expenses - income tax credit - individuals with low income - extension. For income tax years prior to January 1, 2021, a resident individual who has a federal adjusted gross income of $25,000 or less may claim a refundable state income tax credit for child care expenses for the care of a dependent who is less than 13 years old. The act extends the tax credit for 8 years.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
1/24/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/12/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/15/2019 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/16/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/16/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/23/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/24/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/26/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/14/2019 Signed by Governor
5/14/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/14/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/14/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/14/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1025 Limits On Job Applicant Criminal History Inquiries 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Limits On Job Applicant Criminal History Inquiries
Sponsors: J. Melton | L. Herod / M. Foote | R. Rodriguez
Summary:

Hiring practices - limitations on criminal history inquiries - exceptions - enforcement - appropriation. Effective September 1, 2019, for employers with 11 or more employees, and effective September 1, 2021, for all employers, employers are prohibited 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
  • Inquiring about an applicant's criminal history on an initial application.

An employer may obtain a job applicant's publicly available criminal background report at any time.

An employer is exempt from the restrictions on advertising and initial employment applications when:

  • The law prohibits a person who has a particular criminal history from being employed in a particular job;
  • The employer is participating in a program to encourage employment of people with criminal histories; or
  • The employer is required by law to conduct a criminal history record check for the particular position.

The department of labor and employment (department) is charged with enforcing the requirements of the act and may issue warnings and orders of compliance for violations and, for second or subsequent violations, impose civil penalties. A violation of the restrictions does not create a private cause of action, and the act does not create a protected class under employment anti-discrimination laws. The department is directed to adopt rules regarding procedures for handling complaints against employers.

The department is appropriated $38,113 from the employment support fund and 0.6 FTE to implement the act.


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

Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
1/29/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/22/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/26/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/28/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/1/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/18/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/9/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/11/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/12/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/12/2019 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
4/12/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/29/2019 Sent to the Governor
4/29/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/29/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/28/2019 Signed by Governor
5/28/2019 Governor Signed
5/31/2019 Governor Became Law
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1032 Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Friday, May 3 2019
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(1) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education
Sponsors: S. Lontine | Y. Caraveo / N. Todd | D. Coram
Summary:

Comprehensive human sexuality education - content requirements - grant program - appropriation. The act adds certain content requirements for public schools that offer comprehensive human sexuality education, including instruction on consent as it relates to safe and healthy relationships and safe haven laws.

The act prohibits instruction from emphasizing sexual abstinence as the primary or sole acceptable preventive method available to students and prohibits instruction from explicitly or implicitly using shame-based or stigmatizing language or instructional tools; employing gender stereotypes; or excluding the health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender individuals.

If a public school teaches comprehensive human sexuality education, the public school is not required to include instruction on pregnancy outcome options. However, if a public school opts to provide instruction on pregnancy outcome options, it must cover all pregnancy outcome options available.

Current law provides for a comprehensive human sexuality education grant program. The act amends certain provisions of the grant program to:

  • Require the department of public health and environment to submit an annual report concerning the outcomes of the grant program indefinitely;
  • Add 9 representatives to the oversight entity and require membership of the oversight entity to represent diverse community perspective and make an effort to include committee members who are diverse;
  • Require grant applicants to demonstrate a need for money to implement comprehensive human sexuality education; and
  • Require that rural public schools or public schools that do not currently offer comprehensive human sexuality education receive priority when selecting grant applicants.

The act prohibits the state board of education from waiving the content requirements for any public school that provides comprehensive human sexuality education. However, the act does not prohibit charter schools or institute charter schools from applying for a waiver.

For the 2019-20 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $1,000,000 from the general fund to the department of public health and environment to implement the act.


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

Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
1/30/2019 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/12/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/14/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/15/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/19/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/21/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/28/2019 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/23/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/25/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/2/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/3/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/3/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/16/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/31/2019 Signed by Governor
5/31/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1039 Identity Documents For Transgender Persons 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Identity Documents For Transgender Persons
Sponsors: D. Esgar / D. Moreno
Summary:

Registrar of vital statistics - department of revenue - issuance of new a birth certificate, driver's license, or identity document - requirements - appropriation. Under current law, a person born in Colorado who seeks a new birth certificate from the registrar of vital statistics (state registrar) to reflect a change in gender designation must obtain a court order indicating that the sex of the person has been changed by surgical procedure and ordering that the gender designation on the birth certificate be amended, and the person must obtain a court order with a legal name change. The act:

  • Repeals that provision and creates new requirements for the issuance of birth certificates to a person who has a gender different from the sex denoted on that person's birth certificate;
  • Requires that the state registrar issue a new birth certificate rather than an amended birth certificate. The act allows a person who has previously obtained an amended birth certificate under previous versions of the law to apply to receive a new birth certificate. A person is not required to obtain a court order for a legal name change in order to obtain a new birth certificate with a change in gender designation;
  • Gives the courts in this state jurisdiction to issue a decree to amend a birth certificate to reflect a change in sex designation for persons born in another state or foreign jurisdiction if the law of such other state or foreign jurisdiction requires a court decree in order to amend a birth certificate to reflect a change in sex designation;
  • Creates new requirements for the issuance of a new driver's license or identity document to a person who has a gender different from the sex denoted on that person's driver's license or identity document after certain documents are submitted to the department of revenue;
  • Exempts transgender persons from having to submit a public notice of name change.

The act appropriates $58,500 from the licensing services cash fund to the department of revenue for use by the division of motor vehicles for DRIVES maintenance and support.


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

Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
2/6/2019 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/11/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/14/2019 - No Amendments
2/14/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/15/2019 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
2/15/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/19/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/13/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/12/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/16/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/17/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/22/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/9/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/9/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/9/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/30/2019 Signed by Governor
5/31/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1051 Colorado Department of Public Safety HumanTrafficking-related Training 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Colorado Department of Public Safety HumanTrafficking-related Training
Sponsors: T. Carver | B. McLachlan / B. Gardner | J. Ginal
Summary:

Human trafficking prevention training - division of criminal justice - gifts, grants, and donations for training - school safety resource center materials and training. The act makes the division of criminal justice in the department of public safety (division) a resource to provide human trafficking prevention training (training) to law enforcement agencies and entities that provide services to human trafficking victims. The training may include:

  • Train-the-trainer programs;
  • Direct trainings; and
  • Online training programs.

The training may be provided to law enforcement agencies, organizations that provide direct services to human trafficking victims, school personnel and parents or guardians of students, and any other organization, agency, or group that would benefit from such training. The training must be developed in consultation with the Colorado human trafficking council (council). When considering requests for training, the division should give priority to requests from areas of the state that have limited access to training resources. The division may accept gifts, grants, and donations and shall not provide training until it receives sufficient money to cover the costs of implementing and providing the training.

Beginning in 2020, the council's annual human trafficking report must include an update on the training provided. The act repeals the training provisions on September 1, 2023, and requires a sunset review prior to the repeal.

The act requires the Colorado school safety resource center to include awareness and prevention of human trafficking in the materials and training that it provides.


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

Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
1/17/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/16/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/16/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/17/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/17/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/22/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/24/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/25/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/26/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/29/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/13/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/13/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/13/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/31/2019 Signed by Governor
5/31/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1056 Election Day Holiday In Place Of Columbus Day 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Election Day Holiday In Place Of Columbus Day
Sponsors: A. Benavidez / J. Gonzales
Summary:

The bill establishes election day as a state legal holiday in place of Columbus day. "Election day" is defined to fall on the day of a general election in even-numbered years and the day on which ballot issues must be decided under the state constitution in odd-numbered years.


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

Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Appropriations
1/31/2019 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
2/21/2019 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1058 Income Tax Benefits For Family Leave 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Income Tax Benefits For Family Leave
Sponsors: L. Landgraf | S. Beckman / K. Priola
Summary:

Section 2 of the bill establishes leave savings accounts. A leave savings account is an account with a financial institution for which the individual uses money to pay for any expense while he or she is on eligible leave, which includes:

  • The birth of a child of the individual and in order to care for the child;
  • The placement of a child with the individual for adoption or foster care;
  • Caring for a spouse, child, or parent of the individual if the spouse, child, or parent has a serious health condition;
  • A serious health condition that makes the individual unable to perform the functions of the position of the individual; or
  • Any qualifying exigency, as determined by the United States secretary of labor, arising out of the fact that a spouse, child, or parent of the individual is on covered active duty, or has been notified of an impending call or order to covered active duty, in the United States armed forces.

An individual may annually contribute up to $5,000 of state pretax wages to a leave savings account. Employers may also make a matching contribution to an employee's leave savings account. The department of revenue is required to establish a form about a leave savings account, and the individual must annually file this form to be eligible for the tax benefit.

Sections 3 and 4 allow an employee and an employer to claim a state income tax deduction for amounts they contribute to the employee's leave savings account. Section 3 also allows a taxpayer to deduct any interest or other income earned on the investment during the taxable year from their leave savings account.

Regardless of how the money is deposited in the leave savings account, if an individual uses money in the account for an unauthorized purpose, then the money is subject to recapture in the year it is withdrawn and to a penalty equal to 10% of the amount recaptured.

Section 5 creates an income tax credit for an employer that pays an employee for leave that is between 6 and 12 weeks long for one of the following reasons:

  • The birth of a child of the employee and in order to care for the child;
  • Placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care;
  • Caring for a spouse, child, or parent of the employee if the spouse, child, or parent has a serious health condition;
  • A serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the functions of the position of the employee; or
  • Any qualifying exigency, as determined by the United States secretary of labor, arising out of the fact that a spouse, child, or parent of the employee is on covered active duty, or has been notified of an impending call or order to covered active duty, in the United States armed forces.

For employers with fewer than 50 employees, the credit is equal to 50% of the amount paid, and for employers with 50 or more employees it is equal to 25% of the amount paid. The credit is not refundable, but it may be carried forward up to 5 years.


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

Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
1/31/2019 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1081 Respondent Rights Discrimination Complaints 
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Respondent Rights Discrimination Complaints
Sponsors: D. Williams
Summary:

With regard to employment, housing, public accommodations, and advertising discrimination complaints investigated by the civil rights division in the department of regulatory agencies and, in some cases, heard or pursued by the Colorado civil rights commission, the bill specifies that:

  • The respondent has a right to request representation by a public defender, regardless of indigent status or the lack of an arrest for or charge of a crime, at any point in the administrative process when the respondent is requested or required to participate;
  • The respondent may request to move the matter to a court of competent jurisdiction if the respondent asserts that the respondent engaged in the alleged discriminatory conduct on the basis of first amendment rights; and
  • If the respondent obtains a favorable decision after all appeals are exhausted or if the United States supreme court rules in favor of the respondent, the commission must pay the respondent's attorney fees and costs and lost business income, retroactive to appeals or actions for judicial review filed on or after December 1, 2013.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/11/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/29/2019 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1085 Grants For Property Tax Rent And Heat 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Grants For Property Tax Rent And Heat
Sponsors: T. Exum / R. Zenzinger
Summary:

Property tax and rent assistance grant - heat assistance grant - expansion - increase. A low-income senior or individual with a disability is currently eligible for 2 types of annual state assistance grants administered by the department of revenue related to his or her property: A grant for their property taxes or rent paid, with the latter being deemed a tax-equivalent payment (property tax and rent assistance grant), and a grant for heat or fuel expenses (heat assistance grant). Together these are commonly known as the "PTC" rebate.

The act expands the property tax and rent assistance grant by repealing the requirement that rent must be paid to a landlord that pays property tax. For both types of grants allowed under the PTC rebate program, the act increases the:

  • Maximum grant amounts;
  • Phase-out amounts, which are the income levels at which a person's maximum grant begins to decrease; and
  • Flat grant amounts, which are the minimum grant amounts assuming that the actual expenses exceed them.

All of these amounts will also continue to be adjusted for inflation in the future. Obsolete provisions relating to grants claimed for past years are repealed and other provisions relating to grants prior to 2019 are repealed after they become obsolete in the future.


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

Status: 1/14/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
1/28/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/18/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/18/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/19/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/22/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/25/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/26/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/29/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/30/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/1/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/2/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/14/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/15/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/15/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2019 Signed by Governor
5/20/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1096 Colorado Right To Rest 
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Colorado Right To Rest
Sponsors: J. Melton
Summary:

The bill creates the "Colorado Right to Rest Act", which establishes basic rights for people experiencing homelessness, including but not limited to the right to rest in public spaces, to shelter themselves from the elements, 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 their property.

The bill prohibits discrimination based on housing status.

The bill creates an exemption of the basic right to rest for people experiencing homelessness for any county, city, municipality, or subdivision that can demonstrate that, for 3 consecutive months, the waiting lists for all local public housing authorities contain fewer than 50 people.

The bill allows the general assembly to appropriate money from the marijuana tax cash fund to the department of local affairs for the purpose of enabling governmental entities that do not meet the exemption requirement to reduce the housing waiting lists to fewer than 50 people for at least 6 months per year.

The bill allows any person whose rights have been violated to seek enforcement in a civil action.


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

Status: 1/14/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
2/26/2019 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1103 Protect Human Life At Conception 
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Protect Human Life At Conception
Sponsors: S. Humphrey | L. Saine
Summary:

The bill prohibits terminating the life of an unborn child and makes a violation a class 1 felony. The following are exceptions to the prohibition:

  • A licensed physician performs a medical procedure designed or intended to prevent the death of a pregnant mother, if the physician makes reasonable medical efforts under the circumstances to preserve both the life of the mother and the life of her unborn child in a manner consistent with conventional medical practice; and
  • A licensed physician provides medical treatment, including chemotherapy or removal of an ectopic pregnancy, to the mother that results in the accidental or unintentional injury to or death of the unborn child.

The pregnant mother upon whom termination of the life of an unborn child is performed or attempted is not subject to a criminal penalty. The sale and use of contraception is not prohibited by the bill. A conviction related to the prohibition of the termination of the life of an unborn child constitutes unprofessional conduct for purposes of physician licensing.


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

Status: 1/14/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
2/13/2019 House Committee on Health & Insurance Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1107 Employment Support Job Retention Services Program 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Friday, May 3 2019
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE (CONTINUED)
(1) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Employment Support Job Retention Services Program
Sponsors: J. Coleman / R. Fields | K. Priola
Summary:

The bill creates the employment support and job retention services program (program) within the division of employment and training (division) in the department of labor and employment (department) to provide emergency employment support and job retention services to eligible individuals in the state. The bill requires the director of the division (director) to contract with an entity to administer the program to provide reimbursement for employment support and job retention services provided to eligible individuals statewide. In order to be eligible for services for which a service provider may be reimbursed under the program, an individual must be 16 years of age or older, be eligible to work in the United States, have a household income that is at or below the federal poverty line, and be underemployed or unemployed and actively involved in employment preparation, job training, employment pursuit, or job retention activities. The director is required to establish procedures and guidelines to implement and set parameters for the operation of the program.

The general assembly is required to appropriate money to the employment support and job retention services cash fund created in the bill for allocation to the division to implement and operate the program. The department is authorized to accept gifts, grants, and donations for the implementation and operation of the program. The program is repealed, effective September 30, 2022.


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

Status: 1/14/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor + Appropriations
1/14/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor + Appropriations
1/30/2019 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/26/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/27/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/29/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/30/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/1/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/2/2019 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/20/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/20/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/28/2019 Signed by Governor
5/28/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1111 Training Requirement For Colorado Civil Rights Commission 
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Training Requirement For Colorado Civil Rights Commission
Sponsors: M. Baisley
Summary:

The bill requires the attorney general, or his or her designee, to organize and provide a training of at least one hour, which all Colorado civil rights commission members are required to attend, regarding the state's obligation of religious neutrality and consistency when considering claims that involve freedom of speech or free exercise of religion under the first amendment of the United States constitution.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/15/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/29/2019 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1118 Time Period To Cure Lease Violation 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Time Period To Cure Lease Violation
Sponsors: D. Jackson | R. Galindo / A. Williams
Summary:

Violation of rental agreements - notice requirements - time to cure violation. The act concerns the time frames in which certain landlords must give notice to tenants prior to commencing eviction proceedings for failure to pay rent or for a first or subsequent violation of any other condition or covenant other than a substantial violation. Under most residential agreements, a landlord is required to give 10 days notice. Under a nonresidential or an employer-provided housing agreement, a landlord is required to give 3 days notice. For an exempt residential agreement, meaning for the lease of a single family home by a landlord who owns 5 or fewer single family rental homes, 5 days notice is required.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 1/16/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to
1/16/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
2/13/2019 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to Transportation & Local Government
2/27/2019 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/5/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/11/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/12/2019 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/15/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/19/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/8/2019 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/11/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/15/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/16/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/17/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/18/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/22/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/1/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/2/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/2/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2019 Governor Signed
5/21/2019 Signed by Governor
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1120 Youth Mental Health Education And Suicide Prevention 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Youth Mental Health Education And Suicide Prevention
Sponsors: D. Michaelson Jenet | D. Roberts / S. Fenberg
Summary:

Psychotherapy services - treatment of a minor without parental consent - mental health education resource bank - appropriation. The act allows a minor 12 years of age or older to seek and obtain psychotherapy services with or without the consent of the minor's parent or guardian if the mental health professional determines the minor is knowingly and voluntarily seeking the psychotherapy services and the psychotherapy services are clinically necessary. A mental health professional providing psychotherapy services to a minor may, with the consent of the minor, advise the minor's parent or legal guardian of the psychotherapy services provided, unless notifying the parent or legal guardian would be inappropriate or detrimental to the minor's care and treatment. However, the mental health professional is permitted to notify the minor's parent or legal guardian without the minor's consent if, in the opinion of the mental health professional, the minor is unable to manage his or her care or treatment.

The mental health professional is required to engage the minor in a discussion about the importance of involving and notifying the minor's parent or legal guardian and document any attempt to contact the minor's parent or legal guardian. If a minor communicates a clear and imminent threat to commit suicide, the mental health professional is required to notify the minor's parent or legal guardian of the minor's suicidal ideation.

The act requires the department of education, in consultation with the office of suicide prevention, the youth advisory council, and the suicide prevention commission, to create and maintain a mental health education literacy resource bank. The resource bank is available to the public free of charge. The act also requires the state board of education to adopt standards related to mental health, including suicide prevention.

The act appropriates $116,550 from the general fund to the department of education for the mental health education resource bank and technical assistance.

Specifies that certain provisions take effect only if House Bill 19-1172 becomes law.


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

Status: 1/16/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services + Appropriations
2/20/2019 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
3/1/2019 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/12/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/15/2019 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/16/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/16/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/22/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/24/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/26/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/30/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/1/2019 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/2/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/3/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/13/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/13/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/13/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/15/2019 Signed by Governor
5/16/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1122 Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment Maternal Mortality Review Committee 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment Maternal Mortality Review Committee
Sponsors: J. Buckner | L. Landgraf / R. Fields | B. Gardner
Summary:

Maternal mortality review committee - creation - appointments - duties - sunset review - appropriation. The act creates the Colorado maternal mortality review committee (committee), which is required to review maternal deaths, identify the causes of maternal mortality, and develop recommendations to address preventable maternal deaths, including legislation, policies, rules, and best practices that will support the health and safety of the pregnant and postpartum population in Colorado and prevent maternal deaths. The executive director of the department of public health and environment (department) is directed to appoint at least 11 members to serve on the committee.

The act requires certain health care providers and law enforcement officials to provide medical records to the department concerning each maternal death for access by the members of the committee. The records, notes, information, and activities of the committee are confidential.

The committee is repealed, effective September 1, 2029, and is subject to sunset review by the department of regulatory agencies prior to its repeal.

$145,167 is appropriated to the department for implementation of the act.


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

Status: 1/16/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
2/13/2019 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/12/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/15/2019 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/16/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/16/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/22/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/24/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/24/2019 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/10/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/15/2019 Signed by Governor
5/16/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1124 Protect Colorado Residents From Federal Government Overreach 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Friday, May 3 2019
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(1) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Protect Colorado Residents From Federal Government Overreach
Sponsors: A. Benavidez | S. Lontine / M. Foote | J. Gonzales
Summary:

Federal immigration enforcement - no arrest based on civil detainer - no personal information to immigration authorities from probation - advisement before immigration interview. The act allows a law enforcement officer or employee to cooperate or assist federal immigration enforcement authorities in the execution of a warrant issued by a federal judge or magistrate or honoring any writ issued by any state or federal judge concerning the transfer of a prisoner to or from federal custody.

The act prohibits a law enforcement officer from arresting or detaining an individual solely on the basis of a civil immigration detainer.

The act prohibits a probation officer or probation department employee from providing an individual's personal information to federal immigration authorities.

If a law enforcement officer is coordinating a telephone or video interview between federal immigration authorities and an individual in jail or another custodial facility, the individual must be advised that:

  • The interview is being sought by federal immigration authorities;
  • The individual has the right to decline the interview and remain silent;
  • The individual has the right to speak to an attorney before submitting to the interview; and
  • Anything the individual says may be used against him or her in subsequent proceedings, including in a federal immigration court.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 1/16/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government + Appropriations
3/27/2019 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Unamended to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
3/28/2019 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/9/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/11/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/22/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/23/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/30/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/2/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2019 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
5/16/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/16/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2019 Signed by Governor
5/28/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1129 Prohibit Conversion Therapy for A Minor 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Prohibit Conversion Therapy for A Minor
Sponsors: D. Michaelson Jenet | D. Esgar / S. Fenberg
Summary:

Physicians - mental health care providers - conversion therapy for minors prohibited - disciplinary action. The act prohibits a licensed physician specializing in psychiatry or a licensed, certified, or registered mental health care provider from engaging in conversion therapy with a patient under 18 years of age. A licensee who engages in these practices is subject to disciplinary action by the appropriate licensing board. "Conversion therapy" means efforts to change an individual's sexual orientation, including efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attraction or feelings toward individuals of the same sex.

Specified provisions of the act are contingent upon House Bill 19-1172 becoming law.


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

Status: 1/25/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
2/13/2019 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/15/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/19/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/20/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
3/18/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/21/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/22/2019 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/25/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/26/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over to 03/27/2019
3/26/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
3/28/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily04/01/2019
3/28/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over to 04/01/2019
4/5/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/9/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/9/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/9/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/30/2019 Signed by Governor
5/31/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1140 Live And Let Live Act 
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Live And Let Live Act
Sponsors: S. Humphrey / V. Marble
Summary:

The bill establishes the "Live and Let Live Act" in Colorado.


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

Status: 1/28/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/12/2019 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1150 Recreate Consumer Insurance Council 
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Recreate Consumer Insurance Council
Sponsors: B. Titone / J. Danielson
Summary:

Consumer insurance council - recreation - membership - meetings - expense reimbursement - sunset review. The act recreates and reenacts the consumer insurance council and its duties and responsibilities, as they existed prior to the repeal of the council on July 1, 2018, with the following modifications:

  • The council's authority to issue annual consumers' choice awards to health insurers is not reenacted;
  • The council is to consist of at least 6 members and not more than 15 members, consumers not engaged in the insurance industry may serve on the council, the council is to reflect the state's demographic diversity in addition to geographic diversity but need not include representation from each congressional district in the state, and the commissioner is to timely appoint members to the council;
  • Members are to be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in traveling to and from council meetings, including any required dependent care and dependent or attendant travel, food, and lodging expenses;
  • The council is to meet quarterly and may request to meet up to 4 more times per year; and
  • The council is authorized to submit recommendations to the commissioner, and the commissioner is required to timely respond to council recommendations.

The council is scheduled for sunset review and repeal on September 1, 2029.


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

Status: 1/29/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
2/13/2019 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/28/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/1/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/5/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/6/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/7/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/13/2019 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/29/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/2/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/3/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/5/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/8/2019 Sent to the Governor
4/8/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/16/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1156 Proof Of Citizenship To Register To Vote 
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Proof Of Citizenship To Register To Vote
Sponsors: P. Neville
Summary:

In connection with current procedures permitting an elector to register to vote on or immediately prior to or on election day, the bill requires that the elector provide a form of identification that includes proof of citizenship.


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

Status: 1/29/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/12/2019 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1164 Child Tax Credit 
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Child Tax Credit
Sponsors: J. Singer / R. Zenzinger | K. Priola
Summary:

In 2013, the general assembly created a child tax credit against state income taxes for a resident individual. But the credit, which is a percentage of the federal child tax credit based on the taxpayer's income, is only allowed after the United States congress enacts a version of the "Marketplace Fairness Act".

The bill repeals the contingent start of the tax credit and instead allows the credit to be claimed for any income tax year beginning with the 2019 income tax year.


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

Status: 1/30/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
2/25/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/9/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1170 Residential Tenants Health And Safety Act 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Residential Tenants Health And Safety Act
Sponsors: D. Jackson | M. Weissman / A. Williams | J. Bridges
Summary:

Tenants and landlords - warranty of habitability - breach of warranty - tenants' remedies. Under current law, a warranty of habitability (warranty) is implied in every rental agreement for a residential premises. The act states that, except in cases involving a condition that is based on the presence of mold, a landlord commits a breach of the warranty (breach) if the residential premises is:

  • Uninhabitable or otherwise unfit for human habitation or in a condition that materially interferes with the tenant's life, health, or safety; and
  • The landlord has received reasonably complete written or electronic notice of the condition and failed to commence remedial action by employing reasonable efforts within:
  • 24 hours, where the condition materially interferes with the tenant's life, health, or safety; or
  • 96 hours, where the premises is uninhabitable or otherwise unfit for human habitation and the tenant has included with the notice permission for the landlord or the landlord's authorized agent to enter the residential premises.

For cases involving a residential premises that has mold that is associated with dampness, or where there is any other condition causing the residential premises to be damp, which condition, if not remedied, would materially interfere with the life, health, or safety of a tenant, a landlord commits a breach if the landlord fails:

  • Within 96 hours after receiving reasonably complete written or electronic notice of the condition, to mitigate immediate risk of mold by installing a containment, stopping active sources of water to the mold, and installing a high-efficiency particulate air filtration device to reduce tenants' exposure to mold;
  • To maintain the containment until certain acts have been performed; and
  • Within a reasonable amount of time, to execute certain remedial actions to remove the health risk posed by mold.

Current law provides a list of conditions that render a residential premises uninhabitable. To this list, the act adds 2 conditions; specifically, a residential premises is uninhabitable if:

  • The premises lacks functioning appliances that conformed to applicable law at the time of installation and that are maintained in good working order; or
  • There is mold that is associated with dampness, or there is any other condition causing the residential premises to be damp, which condition, if not remedied, would materially interfere with the health or safety of the tenant, excluding the presence of mold that is minor and found on surfaces that can accumulate moisture as part of their proper functioning and intended use.

The act grants jurisdiction to county courts to provide injunctive relief related to a breach.

The act also:

  • States that if a tenant gives a landlord notice of a condition that materially interferes with the tenant's life, health, or safety, the landlord, at the request of the tenant, shall provide the tenant a comparable dwelling unit, as selected by the landlord, at no expense or cost to the tenant, or a hotel room, as selected by the landlord, at no expense or cost to the tenant;
  • Allows a tenant who satisfies certain conditions to deduct from one or more rent payments the cost to repair or remedy a condition causing a breach;
  • Repeals the requirement that a tenant notify a local government before seeking an injunction for a breach;
  • Repeals provisions that allow a rental agreement to require a tenant to assume certain responsibilities concerning conditions and characteristics of a residential premises;
  • Creates an exception for single-family residence premises for which a landlord does not receive a subsidy from any governmental source, by which exception a landlord and tenant may agree in writing that the tenant is to perform specific repairs, maintenance tasks, alterations, and remodeling, subject to certain requirements;
  • Prohibits a landlord from retaliating against a tenant in response to the tenant having made a good-faith complaint to the landlord or to a governmental agency alleging a condition that renders the premises uninhabitable or any condition that materially interferes with the life, health, or safety of the tenant;
  • Repeals certain presumptions that favor landlords; and
  • Specifies monetary damages that may be available to a tenant against whom a landlord retaliates.

The act states that if the same condition that substantially caused a breach recurs within 6 months after the condition is repaired or remedied, other than a condition that merely involves a nonfunctioning appliance, the tenant may terminate the rental agreement 14 days after providing the landlord written or electronic notice of the tenant's intent to do so. In a case concerning a condition that merely involves a nonfunctioning appliance, if the landlord remedies the condition within 14 days after receiving the notice, the tenant may not terminate the rental agreement.


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

Status: 2/5/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
2/15/2019 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/20/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/22/2019 - No Amendments
2/22/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/25/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/26/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/27/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
3/14/2019 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/19/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/22/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/25/2019 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/26/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/28/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
3/28/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/12/2019 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
4/15/2019 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
4/16/2019 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/10/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/10/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/20/2019 Governor Signed
5/21/2019 Signed by Governor
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1189 Wage Garnishment Reform 
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Wage Garnishment Reform
Sponsors: M. Gray | A. Valdez / J. Bridges | R. Fields
Summary:

Wage garnishment - disposable earnings - hardship exemption - notice - applicability. Under current law, the amount of an individual's disposable earnings subject to garnishment is either 25% of the individual's disposable weekly earnings or the amount by which an individual's disposable earnings for a week exceed 30 times the state or federal minimum wage, whichever is less. The act changes the amount subject to garnishment to 20% of the individual's disposable weekly earnings 40 times the amount by which an individual's disposable earnings for a week exceed the state or federal minimum wage.

Currently, the cost of court-ordered health insurance for a child provided by an individual is deducted from the individual's disposable earnings subject to garnishment. The act also deducts from an individual's disposable earnings subject to garnishment the cost of any health insurance that is provided by the individual's employer and voluntarily withheld from the individual's earnings.

The act creates an exemption that would permit individuals to prove that the amount of their pay subject to garnishment should be further reduced or eliminated altogether if the individual can establish that such reductions are necessary to support the individual or the individual's family. The act also requires clearer and more timely notice to an individual whose wages are being garnished and gives the individual more time after receiving the notice before garnishment starts.

The act applies to all writs of garnishment issued on or after October 1, 2020, regardless of the date of the judgment that is basis of the writ of garnishment.


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

Status: 2/19/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/1/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/4/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/08/2019 - No Amendments
4/4/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/08/2019 - No Amendments
4/4/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/08/2019 - No Amendments
4/4/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/08/2019 - No Amendments
4/4/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/08/2019 - No Amendments
4/8/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/9/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/10/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/16/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/19/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/22/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/23/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/29/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/14/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/14/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/14/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/20/2019 Governor Signed
5/21/2019 Signed by Governor
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1210 Local Government Minimum Wage 
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Local Government Minimum Wage
Sponsors: J. Melton | R. Galindo / J. Danielson | D. Moreno
Summary:

Minimum wage - local government to establish - limitations - enforcement - reports - eligible nursing facility provider reimbursement. The act allows a unit of local government to establish a minimum wage for individuals performing, or expected to perform, 4 or more hours of work for an employer in the local government's jurisdiction.

A minimum wage established by a local government is subject to the following limitations:

  • Prior to enacting a minimum wage law, the local government is required to consult with surrounding local governments and various stakeholders;
  • A minimum wage established by a local government must provide a tip offset equal to the tip offset provided in the state constitution;
  • The minimum wage law must not apply to time spent in a local government's jurisdiction solely for the purpose of traveling through the jurisdiction to a destination outside of the local government's boundaries;
  • All employed adult employees and emancipated minors shall be paid not less than the enacted minimum wage;
  • A local minimum wage increase must take effect on the same date as a scheduled increase to the statewide minimum wage; and
  • If a local minimum wage exceeds the statewide minimum wage, the local government may only increase the local minimum wage each year by up to $1.75 or 15%, whichever is higher.

A local government that enacts a minimum wage law may adopt provisions for the local enforcement of the law.

By July 1, 2021, the executive director of the department of labor and employment is required to issue a written report regarding local minimum wage laws in the state. If notified by the executive director of the department of labor and employment that a local government has enacted a minimum wage that exceeds the statewide minimum wage, the executive director of the department of health care policy and financing is required to submit a report to the joint budget committee with certain recommendations related to provider rates.

If 10% of local governments enact local minimum wage laws, a local government that has not enacted a local minimum wage law is prohibited from enacting a local minimum wage law until the general assembly has given authorization for additional local minimum wage laws by amending this act.

The executive director of the department of health care policy and financing is required to establish a process for eligible nursing facility providers to apply for a local minimum wage enhancement payment to be used to increase the compensation of its employees whenever a local government increases its minimum wage above the statewide minimum wage.


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

Status: 2/25/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
3/6/2019 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/8/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/11/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/13/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
4/8/2019 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
4/15/2019 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/22/2019 - No Amendments
4/22/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/30/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/1/2019 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/2/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/17/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/17/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/17/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/28/2019 Signed by Governor
5/28/2019 Governor Became Law
5/28/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1224 Free Menstrual Hygiene Products In Custody 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Free Menstrual Hygiene Products In Custody
Sponsors: L. Herod / F. Winter
Summary:

Facilities - menstrual hygiene products. The act requires the following facilities to provide whichever menstrual hygiene products are requested by a person in custody to the person in custody at no expense to the person in custody:

  • Local jails, multijurisdictional jails, and municipal jails;
  • Correctional facilities and private contract prisons; and
  • Department of human services facilities.

The act prohibits any facility required to provide menstrual hygiene products pursuant to the act from imposing any condition or restriction on a person's access to menstrual hygiene products.

The act requires cities and counties that are seeking reimbursement from the state for maintaining people in a local jail after their sentence to the department of corrections' custody to annually report costs of menstrual hygiene products to the joint budget committee.


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

Status: 3/6/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/14/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/19/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/20/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/25/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/1/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/4/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/5/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/8/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/19/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/22/2019 Sent to the Governor
4/22/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/25/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1225 No Monetary Bail For Certain Low-level Offenses 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: No Monetary Bail For Certain Low-level Offenses
Sponsors: L. Herod | M. Soper / P. Lundeen | P. Lee
Summary:

Defendant pretrial release - no monetary bond for low level offenses. Under current law, the court is required to release a person charged with a class 3 misdemeanor, petty offense, or unclassified offense on a personal recognizance bond unless certain conditions exist. The act removes petty offenses from that requirement. The act prohibits a court from imposing a monetary condition of release for a defendant charged with a traffic offense, petty offense, or comparable municipal offense, except for a traffic offense involving death or bodily injury, eluding a police officer, circumventing an interlock device, or a municipal offense with substantially similar elements to a state misdemeanor offense. The act does not prohibit a defendant's release based on a pretrial policy that includes monetary conditions if the defendant is informed that he or she would be released without monetary conditions if he or she waits for a bond hearing. The act does not prohibit issuance of a warrant with monetary conditions of bond for a defendant who fails to appear in court as required or who violates a condition of release.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 3/8/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/14/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/19/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/21/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/22/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/26/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/3/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/5/2019 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/8/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/19/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/22/2019 Sent to the Governor
4/22/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/25/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1226 Bond Reform 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Bond Reform
Sponsors: L. Herod | M. Soper / P. Lee
Summary:

Under current law, if a defendant is arrested for certain crimes and the court determines that the public would be in significant peril if the accused is released, the defendant is not bailable. The bill removes from the list of crimes that are not bailable the crime of possession of a weapon by a previous offender and sex assault crimes.

The bill requires each judicial district to develop:

  • A pretrial screening process; and
  • A chief judge administrative order specifying written criteria for the immediate release of certain defendants without any monetary conditions.

The office of the state court administrator shall develop statewide standards and guidelines for the pretrial screening process and written criteria for immediate release of certain defendants without any monetary conditions.

The bill creates a presumption that a defendant should be released with the least restrictive conditions possible and without monetary conditions unless the court finds one or more of the following:

  • The person poses a substantial risk of danger to the safety of any person or the community; or
  • There is a substantial risk that the person will attempt to flee prosecution; or
  • There is a substantial risk that the person will attempt to obstruct or otherwise wilfully avoid the criminal process; and
  • There are no reasonable nonmonetary conditions of release that reasonably assure:
  • The safety of any person or the community;
  • That the person will not attempt to flee prosecution; or
  • That the person will not attempt to obstruct or otherwise wilfully avoid the criminal justice process.

The bill requires the court to consider the results of empirically developed and validated risk assessment instruction when making determinations about the type of bond and conditions of release, but the assessment cannot be the sole basis for the decision. The bill outlines the other factors to consider in selecting the type of bond and conditions of release.

The bill delineates the types of bond that a court can set:

  • An unsecured personal recognizance bond, which may include an amount specified by the court;
  • An unsecured personal recognizance bond with additional nonmonetary conditions of release designed specifically to reasonably ensure the appearance of the person in court and the safety of any person or persons or the community;
  • A bond with secured monetary conditions; and
  • A bond with secured real estate conditions when the court determined that release on an unsecured personal recognizance bond without monetary conditions will not reasonably ensure the appearance of the person in court or the safety of any person or persons or the community.

The bill requires all counties and cities and counties to develop a pretrial services program by July 1, 2020. A community advisory board is established in each county or city and county to develop the plan for the pretrial services program. The chief judge shall approve the plan developed by the community advisory board prior to implementing and starting the pretrial services program. The bill prohibits for-profit entities from operating a pretrial services program and requires any entity operating a pretrial services program to be conflict free. The bill creates a funding program to allow judicial districts to develop and sustain pretrial programs. If a county is unable to operate a pretrial services program, the county shall file a statement of inability to comply with the state court administrator, which must outline, in detail, the reasons why the county is unable to provide a pretrial services program. The office of the state court administrator shall develop minimum standards for pretrial services programs, and the bill specifies other criteria for pretrial services programs. The bill requires the state court administrator to review and approve an empirically developed and validated risk assessment instrument to be used by pretrial services programs.

The bill specifies how a defendant, prosecuting attorney, or bonding and release commissioner can ask for a review and modification of bond.

The bill appropriates $440,493 from the general fund to the judicial department, of which, $330,253 goes to general court administration and $110, 240 goes to information technology services. The bill appropriates $39,813 to division of criminal justice in the department of public safety for administrative services.


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

Status: 3/8/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/14/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
4/9/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/22/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/26/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/29/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/1/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1263 Offense Level For Controlled Substance Possession 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Friday, May 3 2019
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(1) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Offense Level For Controlled Substance Possession
Sponsors: L. Herod | S. Sandridge / V. Marble | P. Lee
Summary:

Controlled substances - possession offenses - sentencing - substance use and mental health treatment - appropriation. The act makes possession of 4 grams or less of a controlled substance listed in schedule I or II a level 1 drug misdemeanor; except that possession of any amount of gamma hydroxybutyrate or a fourth or subsequent offense for possession of 4 grams or less of a schedule I or II controlled substance or any amount of a schedule III, IV, or V controlled substance is a level 4 drug felony.

The act makes possession of more than 6 ounces of marijuana or more than 3 ounces of marijuana concentrate a level 1 drug misdemeanor and possession of 3 ounces or less of marijuana concentrate a level 2 drug misdemeanor. The act clarifies that a person may not be arrested for the petty offense of possession of not more than 2 ounces of marijuana. A court may issue a warrant for arrest of a person who fails to appear in court as required by a summons for that possession offense.

A court is permitted to suspend a sentence to complete useful public service pursuant to the "Uniform Controlled Substances Act of 2013" when the sentence interferes with treatment or other probation requirements imposed by the court. A court is not required to sentence a person to complete useful public service if the person receives diversion or a deferred sentence. Only those convicted of a felony drug offense must submit to the fingerprinting and photographing requirements of the "Uniform Controlled Substances Act of 2013".

Persons convicted of the level 1 drug misdemeanors related to unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana or marijuana concentrate may be punished by a sentence of up to 180 days in the county jail or 2 years probation, with up to 180 days in jail as a condition of, or for a violation of, probation. For a third or subsequent offense, a person may be sentenced to up to 364 days in jail. In addition to any other sentence, the person convicted is subject to a maximum $1,000 fine.

Persons convicted of the level 2 drug misdemeanors related to unlawful use of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana or marijuana concentrate, unlawful use or possession of certain synthetic controlled substances, or abusing toxic vapors may be punished by a sentence of up to 120 days in the county jail or one year probation, with up to 120 days in jail as a condition of, or for a violation of, probation. For a third or subsequent offense, a person may be sentenced to up to 180 days in jail. In addition to any other sentence, the person convicted is subject to a maximum $500 fine.

The community substance use and mental health services grant program is established in the department of local affairs to provide grants to counties that provide substance use or mental health treatment services to, facilitate diversion programs for, or develop other strategies to reduce jail and prison bed use by, persons who come into contact with the criminal justice system. A county is eligible to receive a grant if it provides such treatment services and programs in collaboration with public health agencies, law enforcement agencies, and community-based organizations.

For the 2019-20 state fiscal year, $123,139 is appropriated from the general fund to the judicial department for probation programs to implement the act.


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

Status: 3/22/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/2/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Finance
4/8/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/16/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/17/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/18/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/22/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Finance
4/26/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/27/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/1/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments - Committee
5/2/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/3/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/3/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/16/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/16/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/28/2019 Signed by Governor
5/28/2019 Governor Became Law
5/28/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1266 Restore Voting Rights Parolees 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Restore Voting Rights Parolees
Sponsors: L. Herod / S. Fenberg
Summary:

Individuals serving a sentence of parole - eligibility to register and vote - meaning of full term of imprisonment - appropriation. Existing law prohibits a person serving a sentence of parole from being eligible to register to vote or to vote in any election. The act declares that the purposes of parole are served by restoring the vote to persons serving a sentence of parole.

The act clarifies that, for purposes of the "Uniform Election Code" and for applying state constitutional provisions governing disenfranchisement during imprisonment, persons sentenced to parole have completed their "full term of imprisonment" as that term appears in the state constitution. Accordingly, the act makes an individual serving a sentence of parole eligible to register to vote and to vote in any election.

The division of adult parole is required to provide an individual sentenced to parole information regarding the individual's voting rights, how the individual may register to vote and cast a ballot, and how the individual may obtain voter information materials.

The act repeals existing statutory provisions permitting a person on parole to preregister to vote so that the person is automatically registered to vote after being released from parole.

For the 2019-20 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $16,960 to the department of state for use by the information technology division.


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

Status: 3/22/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/2/2019 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/9/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/9/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/10/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/10/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/17/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/23/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/25/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/26/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/14/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/14/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/14/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2019 Signed by Governor
5/28/2019 Governor Became Law
5/28/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1267 Penalties For Failure To Pay Wages 
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Penalties For Failure To Pay Wages
Sponsors: J. Singer | M. Froelich / J. Danielson | R. Rodriguez
Summary:

Theft - wages - failure to pay wages - paying less than the minimum wage. The act defines wage theft as theft, which is a felony when the theft is of an amount greater than $2,000. The act adds refusing to pay wages or compensation with the intent to coerce a person who is owed wages as conduct that constitutes wage theft. The act removes the exemption from criminal penalties for an employer who is unable to pay wages or compensation because of a chapter 7 bankruptcy action or other court action resulting in the employer having limited control over his or her assets.

The act defines "employee" as any person who performs labor or services for the benefit of an employer and provides factors that are relevant for determining whether a person is an employee. The act defines "employer" as having the same meaning as set forth in the federal "Fair Labor Standards Act" and specifically includes foreign labor contractors and migratory field labor contractors or crew leaders in the definition.

The act defines intentionally paying a wage less than the minimum wage as theft, which is a felony when the theft is of an amount greater than $2,000.


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

Status: 3/25/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/2/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/5/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/9/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/10/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/11/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/18/2019 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/22/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/23/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/24/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/10/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/10/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/15/2019 Signed by Governor
5/16/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

HB19-1275 Increased Eligibility For Criminal Record Sealing 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Friday, May 3 2019
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE (CONTINUED)
(1) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Increased Eligibility For Criminal Record Sealing
Sponsors: M. Weissman | M. Soper / P. Lee
Summary:

Criminal record sealing - simplified sealing no conviction - petition for sealing petty offenses through class 3 felonies and level 2 drug felonies - appropriation. The act repeals and reenacts the statutes related to sealing criminal justice records. The act creates a simplified process to seal criminal justice records when:

  • A case against a defendant is completely dismissed because the defendant is acquitted of all counts in the case;
  • The defendant completes a diversion agreement when a criminal case has been filed; or
  • The defendant completes a deferred judgment and sentence and all counts are dismissed.

The court seals those records within the criminal case without requiring the defendant to file a separate civil action.

The act allows a defendant to petition for sealing criminal justice records when there is a criminal conviction and without requiring the defendant to file a separate civil action as follows:

  • If the offense is a petty offense or a drug petty offense, the motion may be filed one year after the later of the date of the final disposition of all criminal proceedings against the defendant or the release of the defendant from supervision concerning a criminal conviction. The court seals the records if the defendant has not been convicted of a criminal offense since the later of the above dates.
  • If the offense is a class 2 or 3 misdemeanor or any drug misdemeanor, the motion may be filed 2 years after the later of the date of the final disposition of all criminal proceedings against the defendant or the release of the defendant from supervision concerning a criminal conviction. The district attorney can object to the sealing. If the district attorney does not object and the crime is not a victims' rights act crime, the court seals the case if the defendant has not been convicted of a criminal offense since the later of the above dates. If the district attorney objects or the victim request a hearing, the court makes the determination after a hearing.
  • If the offense is a class 4, 5, or 6 felony, a level 3 or 4 drug felony, or a class 1 misdemeanor, the motion may be filed 3 years after the later of the date of the final disposition of all criminal proceedings against the defendant or the release of the defendant from supervision concerning a criminal conviction. The district attorney can object to the sealing. If the district attorney does not object and the crime is not a victims' rights act crime, the court seals the case if the defendant has not been convicted of a criminal offense since the later of the above dates. If the district attorney objects or the victim request a hearing, the court makes the determination after a hearing and considering the district attorney's position.
  • For all other offenses, the petition may be filed 5 years after the later of the date of the final disposition of all criminal proceedings against the defendant or the release of the defendant from supervision concerning a criminal conviction. The district attorney can object to the sealing. If the district attorney does not object, the court seals the case if the defendant has not been convicted of a criminal offense since the later of the above dates. If the district attorney objects, the court makes the determination after a hearing and considering the district attorney's position.

The act specifies the offenses for which sealing is not eligible including class 1, 2, and 3 felonies and level 1 drug felonies. The act retains the specific record sealing provisions for when no charges are filed and for victims of human trafficking, municipal offenses, and posting intimate photos of a person offenses.

The act states a defendant is not required to waive his or her right to file a motion to seal as a condition of a plea agreement.

The act appropriates $47,361 to the judicial department from the judicial stabilization cash fund for the trial courts. The act appropriates $443,847 to the department of public safety from the Colorado bureau of investigation identification unit fund for the biometric identification and records unit.


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

Status: 3/26/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/11/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
4/16/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Finance
4/19/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/25/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/25/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/26/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/29/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/30/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/2/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/3/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/20/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/20/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/28/2019 Signed by Governor
5/28/2019 Governor Became Law
5/28/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

SB19-002 Regulate Student Education Loan Servicers 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Regulate Student Education Loan Servicers
Sponsors: F. Winter | S. Fenberg / D. Roberts | D. Jackson
Summary:

Student loan servicers - license requirement - regulation by assistant attorney general - appropriation. The act requires an entity that services a student education loan owned by a Colorado resident to be licensed by the administrator of the "Uniform Consumer Credit Code". "Servicing" means receiving a scheduled periodic payment from a student loan borrower, applying the payments of principal and interest with respect to the amounts received from a student loan borrower, and similar administrative services. The act specifies particular acts that are required of or prohibited by student loan servicers and the administrator's powers and duties. Violation of the licensing law is a deceptive trade practice. The act also creates a student loan ombudsperson to provide timely assistance to student loan borrowers.

$115,273 is appropriated to the department of law from the general fund to implement the act.


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

Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/7/2019 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Finance
2/26/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/19/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/21/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/22/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/26/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/11/2019 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Finance
4/17/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/23/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/23/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/24/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/26/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
4/30/2019 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
4/30/2019 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
5/1/2019 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/7/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/7/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/7/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/13/2019 Signed by Governor
5/13/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

SB19-004 Address High-cost Health Insurance Pilot Program 
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Address High-cost Health Insurance Pilot Program
Sponsors: K. Donovan / D. Roberts | J. McCluskie
Summary:

Health care cooperatives - consumer protections - consumers negotiating rates.

The act modernizes laws authorizing health care cooperatives in the state to incorporate consumer protections such as coverage for preexisting conditions and to encourage consumers to help control health care costs by negotiating rates on a collective basis directly with providers. The act authorizes the commissioner of insurance to apply for a federal waiver as necessary to implement the act.


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

Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/13/2019 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/29/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/2/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/3/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/3/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Rural Affairs & Agriculture
4/11/2019 House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/16/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/16/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - No Amendments
4/17/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/2/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/2/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/2/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2019 Signed by Governor
5/17/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

SB19-008 Substance Use Disorder Treatment In Criminal Justice System 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Substance Use Disorder Treatment In Criminal Justice System
Sponsors: K. Priola | B. Pettersen
Summary:

Substance use disorders - alternatives to arrest and criminal charges for persons in need of substance use treatment - treatment in prisons and jails - record sealing - harm reduction program - appropriation. The act enacts policies related to the involvement of persons with substance use disorders in the criminal justice system. The Colorado commission on criminal and juvenile justice is required to study and make recommendations concerning:

  • Alternatives to filing criminal charges against individuals with substance use disorders who have been arrested for drug-related offenses;
  • Best practices for investigating unlawful opioid distribution in Colorado; and
  • A process for automatically sealing criminal records for drug offense convictions.

Jails that receive funding through the jail-based behavioral health services program must have a policy in place on or before January 1, 2020, that describes how medication-assisted treatment will be provided, when necessary, to individuals in the jail. The jail may enter into agreements with community agencies and organizations to assist in the development and administration of medication-assisted treatment.

The department of corrections (DOC) is required to allow medication-assisted treatment to be provided to persons who were receiving treatment in a local jail prior to being transferred to the custody of the DOC. The DOC may enter into agreements with community agencies and organizations to assist in the development and administration of medication-assisted treatment.

The act adds to an existing legislative declaration that the substance abuse trend and response task force should formulate a response to current and emerging substance abuse problems from the criminal justice, prevention, and treatment sectors that includes the use of drop-off treatment services, mobile and walk-in crisis centers, and withdrawal management programs as an alternative to entry into the criminal justice system for offenders of low-level drug offenses.

The act creates a simplified process for sealing convictions for level 4 drug felonies, all drug misdemeanors, and any offense committed prior to October 1, 2013, that would have been a level 4 drug felony or drug misdemeanor if committed on or after October 1, 2013. A defendant may file a motion to seal records 3 years or more after final disposition of the criminal proceedings. Conviction records may be sealed only after a hearing and upon court order. This provision of the act is contingent upon House Bill 19-1275 being enacted and becoming law.

The harm reduction grant program is established to reduce health risks associated with drug use and improve coordination between law enforcement agencies, public health agencies, and community-based organizations. Grants may be awarded to nonprofit organizations, public health agencies, and law enforcement agencies. The department of regulatory agencies shall review the grant program prior to its scheduled repeal in 2024.

The following appropriations are made for the 2019-20 state fiscal year:

  • $1,963,832 is appropriated from the general fund to the department of human services for use by the office of behavioral health;
  • $492,750 is appropriated from the general fund to the department of corrections;
  • $1,800,000 is appropriated from the marijuana tax cash fund to the harm reduction grant program, which the department of public health and environment is responsible for the accounting related to such appropriation; and
  • $40,300 is appropriated from the general fund to the department of public safety for use by the division of criminal justice for administrative services.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
4/3/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Finance
4/11/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/19/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/23/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/24/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/24/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/25/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Finance
4/26/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/29/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/29/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/30/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/15/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/15/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/22/2019 Signed by Governor
5/23/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

SB19-047 Remove Unauthorized Persons From Vacant Land 
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Remove Unauthorized Persons From Vacant Land
Sponsors: D. Hisey / B. Buentello
Summary:

Current law provides a procedure, in lieu of an eviction, to remove unauthorized persons from residential property. The bill expands the alternative procedure to authorize removal of unauthorized persons from vacant land.


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

Status: 1/7/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
2/5/2019 Senate Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

SB19-064 Retain Criminal Justice Programs Funding 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Retain Criminal Justice Programs Funding
Sponsors: P. Lee / M. Weissman
Summary:

Criminal justice programs - cash funds created - transfers. Currently, money appropriated but unspent for the community-based reentry grant program, the crime victims grant program, the justice reinvestment crime prevention grant program, and the justice reinvestment crime prevention small business program (programs) reverts to the general fund at the end of the fiscal year. The act creates cash funds for each of the programs so that money for the programs is appropriated into the cash funds and unspent money is available for spending in future years. At the end of the 2018-19 and 2019-20 fiscal years, unspent money for the programs is transferred to the new cash funds rather than reverting to the general fund.

Currently, the justice reinvestment crime prevention initiative is scheduled for repeal on September 1, 2020. The act extends the repeal date to September 1, 2023.


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

Status: 1/10/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
1/28/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/8/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/12/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/13/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/14/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/28/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/9/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/11/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/16/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/17/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2019 Sent to the Governor
4/25/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/25/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/14/2019 Governor Signed
5/15/2019 Signed by Governor
Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

SB19-085 Equal Pay For Equal Work Act 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Equal Pay For Equal Work Act
Sponsors: J. Danielson | B. Pettersen / J. Buckner | S. Gonzales-Gutierrez
Summary:

Wage discrimination based on sex - complaints - civil action - exceptions to prohibitions against wage differentials - prohibited acts of employer - employment announcements required - enforcement - rules. The act removes the authority of the director of the division of labor standards and statistics in the department of labor and employment (director) to enforce wage discrimination complaints based on an employee's sex and instead authorizes the director to create and administer a process to accept and mediate complaints of, and provide legal resources concerning, alleged violations and to promulgate rules for this purpose. An aggrieved person may bring a civil action in district court to pursue remedies specified in the act.

The act allows exceptions to the prohibition against a wage differential based on sex if the employer demonstrates that a wage differential is not based on wage rate history and is based upon one or more of the following factors, so long as the employer applies the factors reasonably and they account for the entire wage rate differential:

  • A seniority system;
  • A merit system;
  • A system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production;
  • The geographic location where the work is performed;
  • Education, training, or experience to the extent that they are reasonably related to the work in question; or
  • Travel, if the travel is a regular and necessary condition of the work performed.

The act prohibits an employer from:

  • Seeking the wage rate history of a prospective employee or requiring disclosure of wage rate as a condition of employment;
  • Relying on a prior wage rate to determine a wage rate;
  • Discriminating or retaliating against a prospective employee for failing to disclose the employee's wage rate history;
  • Discharging or retaliating against an employee for actions by an employee asserting the rights established by the act against an employer; or
  • Discharging, disciplining, discriminating against, or otherwise interfering with an employee for inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing the employee's wage rate.

The act requires an employer to announce to all employees employment advancement opportunities and job openings and the pay range for the openings. The director is authorized to enforce actions against an employer concerning transparency in pay and employment opportunities, including fines of between $500 and $10,000 per violation.

Employers are also required to maintain records of job descriptions and wage rate history for each employee while employed and for 2 years after the employment ends. Failure to maintain these records creates a rebuttable presumption, in a lawsuit alleging wage discrimination based on sex, that the records not maintained contained information favorable to the employee's claim.


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

Status: 1/17/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/20/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/29/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/2/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/3/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/4/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
4/17/2019 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/23/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/23/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/26/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/27/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
4/30/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/13/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/13/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/13/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/22/2019 Signed by Governor
5/22/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

SB19-108 Juvenile Justice Reform 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Juvenile Justice Reform
Sponsors: P. Lee | B. Gardner / D. Michaelson Jenet | M. Soper
Summary:

Juvenile justice reform - committee - membership - duties - juvenile detention working group - additional duties - district attorneys and juvenile probation use of screening tools - appropriation. The act establishes a committee on juvenile justice reform (committee) in the department of public safety (department) and establishes its membership. The act specifies duties of the committee including:

  • By September 1, 2019, adopting a validated risk and needs assessment tool or tools to be used throughout the juvenile justice system;
  • Selecting a mental health screening tool for juvenile offenders;
  • Selecting a validated risk screening tool to be used by district attorneys in determining a juvenile's eligibility for diversion;
  • By July 1, 2020, selecting a vendor to assist in the implementation of and provide training on the tools; and
  • Developing plans for measuring the effectiveness of the tools.

Under current law, there is a working group under the division of youth services on detention of juvenile offenders and alternative services to detention. The act adds to the working group's duties that by January 1, 2021 it must:

  • Adopt a research-based detention screening instrument, develop a plan for training on the new instrument, and submit a report on the use of the new instrument;
  • Establish criteria for the alternative services and report on the effectiveness of the alternative services;
  • Adopt a relative information form for parents and guardians to complete; and
  • Develop a system of graduated responses and reward for juvenile parole officers.

On and after January 1, 2021, the act requires district attorney's offices to use the risk screening tools and the results of the tools in determining a juvenile's eligibility for diversion and need for services. It specifies grounds that may not be used to deny diversion and directs the division of criminal justice to collect data and report on juvenile diversion programs.

The act restricts removing a juvenile from the custody of a parent, unless the detention screening is conducted and specified findings are made, and directs that unless physical restriction is required, custody of the juvenile is given to kin or another person. It limits which juveniles may be placed in detention. In releasing a juvenile from detention, the act requires the juvenile court to use the detention screening instrument.

For juvenile probation, the act requires the state court administrator to:

  • By January 1, 2021, develop a statewide system of graduated responses and incentives to change a juvenile's behavior and address violations; and
  • By July 1, 2021, develop statewide standards for juvenile probation supervision and services and provide annual training on the standards.

For the 2019-20 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $68,598 from the general fund to the judicial department; $500,000 from the general fund to the department of human services for the division of youth services; and $6,315 from the general fund to the legislative department.


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

Status: 1/29/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/27/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/16/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Legislative Council
4/18/2019 Senate Committee on Legislative Council Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/22/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/23/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/24/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/24/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/25/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/29/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/29/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/30/2019 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
5/1/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/17/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/17/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/17/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/28/2019 Signed by Governor
5/28/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

SB19-143 Parole Changes 
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Parole Changes
Sponsors: J. Gonzales | P. Lee / L. Herod
Summary:

Prison population management - file review - technical violations revoke parole - parolee intensive treatment program - full board approval circumstance - reentry services if not released on parole - table parole review - appropriation. Under current law, there are prison population measures that can be used when the vacancy rate drops below 2%. The act changes the rate to 3% and adds a new measure. The new measure allows the department to submit a list of inmates who meet a specified eligibility criteria, have a favorable parole plan, and have been assessed to be less than high risk to the parole board for a file review.

For technical parole violations related to possession of a deadly weapon, refusing or failing to comply with the requirements of sex offender treatment, absconding or willful failure to appear, unlawful contact with a victim, or willful tampering or removal of an electronic monitoring device, the act allows the parole board to revoke parole and place the inmate back in prison for up to the remainder of the inmate's parole.

The act allows the parole board to place a parolee who needs treatment and is amenable to treatment in a parolee intensive treatment program operated by the department in a level I security facility or equivalent facility.

If an inmate meets criteria and has an approved parole plan, has been assessed low or very low risk, and parole guidelines recommend release, the parole board may deny parole only by a majority vote of the full board.

The act provides an inmate released from prison without supervision the right to access reentry services for up to one year from the date of discharge.

The act requires the parole board to table a parole release decision if it finds the inmate's parole plan is inadequate and to require a new parole plan within 30 days.

The act appropriates $25,200 from the general fund to the department of corrections for information technology services.


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

Status: 2/15/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/20/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/12/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/12/2019 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/15/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/15/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to
4/15/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
4/18/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/26/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/27/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/29/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/9/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/10/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/28/2019 Signed by Governor
5/28/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

SB19-180 Eviction Legal Defense Fund 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Eviction Legal Defense Fund
Sponsors: F. Winter / J. McCluskie
Summary:

Forcible entry and detainer - legal aid services - eviction legal defense fund - appropriation. The act creates the eviction legal defense fund (fund). The state court administrator awards grants from the fund to qualifying nonprofit organizations (organizations) that provide legal advice, counseling, and representation for, and on behalf of, indigent clients who are experiencing an eviction or are at immediate risk of an eviction. The act lists permissible uses of grant money awarded from the fund.

Organizations that receive a grant from the fund are required to report to the state court administrator certain information about persons served and services provided by the organization. The state court administrator is required to evaluate the use of grants from the fund every 5 years and submit that evaluation to the general assembly.

For the 2019-20 state fiscal year, $750,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the eviction legal defense fund created through the act.


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

Status: 3/1/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/20/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/16/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/19/2019 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/22/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/22/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/22/2019 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
4/22/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/25/2019 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/27/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/29/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/15/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/15/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/29/2019 Signed by Governor
5/30/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

SB19-182 Repeal The Death Penalty 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Repeal The Death Penalty
Sponsors: A. Williams | J. Gonzales / J. Arndt | A. Benavidez
Summary:

The bill repeals the death penalty in Colorado for offenses charged on or after July 1, 2019, and makes conforming amendments.


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

Status: 3/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
3/6/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/11/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/20/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/01/2019 - No Amendments
4/2/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/04/2019 - No Amendments
Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill

SB19-188 FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program
Sponsors: F. Winter | A. Williams / M. Gray | M. Duran
Summary:

Paid family and medical leave - study - task force created - appropriation. The act creates a study of the implementation of a paid family and medical leave program in the state by:

  • Requiring the department of labor and employment to contract with experts in the field of paid family and medical leave to report on the establishment of a paid family and medical leave program for employees in the state;
  • Requiring the department to request information from third parties that may be willing to administer all or part of a paid family and medical leave program;
  • Creating the family and medical leave implementation task force, which is responsible for recommending a plan to implement a paid family and medical leave program for the state; and
  • Requiring an actuarial study of the final plan recommended by the task force.

To implement the act, $165,487 is appropriated to the department of labor and employment and $17,004 is appropriated to the department of public health and environment. Both appropriations are from the general fund.


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

Status: 3/7/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/13/2019 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Finance
4/9/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/16/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/22/2019 - No Amendments
4/22/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/24/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/25/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2019 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
4/25/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/25/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/26/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/29/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/29/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/30/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/1/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/1/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Pass
5/1/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Reconsider
5/15/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/15/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/16/2019 Sent to the Governor
5/29/2019 Signed by Governor
5/30/2019 Governor Signed
Fiscal Notes Status: No fiscal impact for this bill