2019 Bill Tracker


HB19-1001 Hospital Transparency Measures To Analyze Efficacy 
Sponsors: C. Kennedy / D. Moreno
Short Title: Hospital Transparency Measures To Analyze Efficacy
Summary: The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing (department), in consultation with the Colorado healthcare affordability and sustainability enterprise board, to develop and prepare an annual report detailing uncompensated hospital costs and the different categories of expenditures made by hospitals in the state (hospital Capital letters or bold & italic numbers indicate new material to be added to existing statute. expenditure report). In compiling the hospital expenditure report, the department shall use publicly available data sources whenever possible. Each hospital in the state is required to make available to the department certain information, including: * Hospital cost reports submitted to the federal centers for medicare and medicaid services; * Annual audited financial statements; except that, if a hospital is part of a consolidated or combined group, the hospital may submit a consolidated or combined financial statement if the group''s statement separately identifies the information for each of the group''s licensed hospitals; * The total amount of unreimbursed care; * The gross patient service revenue; * Any property, plant, equipment, and accumulated depreciation; * All operating expenses; * Staffing information; * The total number of available beds and licensed beds; * The total number of inpatient surgeries; * The total number of births and newborn patient days; * The total number of admissions from the emergency department; and * Other gross charges categorized by primary care provider. The hospital expenditure report must include, but not be limited to: * A description of the methods of analysis and definitions of report components by payer group; * Uncompensated care costs by payer group; and * The percentage that different categories of expenses contribute to overall expenses of hospitals. The department is required to submit the hospital expenditure report to the governor, specified committees of the general assembly, and the medical services board in the department. The department is also directed to post the hospital expenditure report on the department''s website.
Status: 2/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
Calendar Notification: Thursday, February 28 2019
SENATE HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE
1:30 PM LSB-B
(1) in senate calendar.
Position: Monitor
News: House Committee Approves Hospital Transparency & ER Licensing Bills
Colorado Democrat seeking to unravel the mystery of hospital costs

HB19-1004 Proposal For Affordable Health Coverage Option 
Sponsors: D. Roberts | M. Catlin / K. Donovan
Short Title: Proposal For Affordable Health Coverage Option
Summary: The bill requires the department of health care policy and Capital letters or bold & italic numbers indicate new material to be added to existing statute. 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 analysis 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 bill. 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.
Status: 1/23/2019 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to Appropriations
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Position: Monitor
News: Roberts’ Bipartisan Public Health Care Option Bill Passes Committee
Roberts’ Bipartisan Public Health Care Option Bill Passes Committee

HB19-1025 Limits On Job Applicant Criminal History Inquiries 
Sponsors: J. Melton | L. Herod
Short Title: Limits On Job Applicant Criminal History Inquiries
Summary: The bill prohibits employers 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 Capital letters or bold & italic numbers indicate new material to be added to existing statute. * Inquiring about an applicant''s criminal history on an initial application. An employer may obtain a job applicant''s criminal history 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 is charged with enforcing the requirements of the bill 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 bill 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.
Status: 1/29/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Position: Actively Monitor
News: ‘Ban the Box’ bill would make it harder for employers to discriminate against people with criminal records

HB19-1075 Tax Credit Employer-assisted Housing Pilot Program 
Sponsors: J. Wilson
Short Title: Tax Credit Employer-assisted Housing Pilot Program
Summary: As a pilot program to promote employer-assisted housing projects in rural areas, for income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2019, but prior to January 1, 2023, the bill creates a state income tax credit for a donation a taxpayer makes to a sponsor that is used solely for the costs associated with employer-assisted affordable housing in a rural area. The bill defines "sponsor" to mean the Colorado housing and finance authority, a housing authority operated by a county or municipality, a nonprofit corporation that has been designated as a community development corporation under the federal tax code, or an international, nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization whose mission is concentrated on constructing affordable housing. The amount of the credit allowed by the bill is 20% of the approved donation amount; except that the aggregate amount of the credit awarded to any one taxpayer is limited to $400 in any one income tax year. The bill contains additional requirements pertaining to the manner in which the taxpayer submits information to receive the tax credit. The bill also requires periodic reporting of information on the use of the tax credit.
Status: 2/7/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Position: Monitor
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HB19-1123 Income Tax Deduction For 529 Account K-12 Expenses 
Sponsors: C. Larson / J. Smallwood
Short Title: Income Tax Deduction For 529 Account K-12 Expenses
Summary: Current law allows contributions to a qualified state tuition program, also known as a 529 account, so long as the distributions are used for qualified higher education expenses, with some exceptions, but not for elementary and secondary tuition expenses. The federal "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act", which became law in December 2017, added distributions for tuition expenses in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school as qualified distributions thereby allowing, on the federal level, income tax-free distributions for certain elementary and secondary education expenses in addition to already authorized income tax-free distributions for higher education expenses. The bill makes similar changes to Colorado law to allow a deduction for contributions to qualified state tuition programs for tuition expenses in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school and designating such expenses as qualified distributions, which ensures that a taxpayer does not encounter tax recapture of any claimed deductions when such contributions are distributed for tuition expenses in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school.
Status: 1/16/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Finance + Appropriations
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, February 19 2019
Education
1:30 p.m. Room 0107
(1) in house calendar.
Position: Monitor
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HB19-1136 State Auditor Access To Records For Audits 
Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp | L. Saine / J. Smallwood | N. Todd
Short Title: State Auditor Access To Records For Audits
Summary: Audit Committee. Under current law, the state auditor (auditor) generally has access at all times to all of the books, accounts, reports, vouchers, or other records or information in any state department, institution, or agency that is the subject of a performance or financial audit the auditor conducts. Section 2 of the bill extends the same authority to performance or financial audits the auditor conducts of: * The Colorado new energy improvement district and the new energy improvement program; * The use of money in the state historical fund that is used for the preservation and restoration of the cities of Central, Black Hawk, and Cripple Creek; * The health benefit exchange; and * Community-centered boards. The authority of the auditor or his or her designated representative to access books, accounts, reports, vouchers, or other records or information provided in connection with the audit of the use of money in the state historical fund terminates on the date the final audit report is released by the legislative audit committee. Under current law, any state employee or other individual acting in an oversight role as a member of a state committee, board, or commission who willfully and knowingly discloses the contents of any report prepared by or at the direction of the auditor prior to the release of such report by a majority vote of the legislative audit committee is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine. Section 1 extends the same criminal liability and penalty to any employee or other individual acting in an oversight role with respect to any audit of an entity, program, or use of money specified in the bill
Status: 2/12/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, February 20 2019
SENATE STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1:30 PM SCR 357
(1) in senate calendar.
Position: Monitor
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HB19-1163 Reduce Regulatory Burden Rules On Businesses 
Sponsors: T. Carver / J. Smallwood | J. Tate
Short Title: Reduce Regulatory Burden Rules On Businesses
Summary: Prior to adopting rules under the "State Administrative Procedure Act" (APA), a state agency (agency) is required to prepare a regulatory flexibility analysis in which the agency considers using regulatory methods that will accomplish the objectives of applicable statutes while minimizing the adverse impact on small businesses. For purposes of the regulatory flexibility analysis, the bill defines "small business" as a business that is independently owned and operated and employs 100 or fewer employees. When preparing the regulatory flexibility analysis, an agency is required to consider methods to reduce the impact on small businesses, including the following: * Establishing less stringent compliance or reporting requirements; * Establishing less stringent schedules or deadlines for compliance or reporting requirements; * Consolidating or simplifying compliance or reporting requirements; * Establishing different performance standards; and * Exempting small businesses from compliance requirements. The agency is also required to: * Determine the necessity for the proposed rules; * Identify the fiscal impact of the rules; * Identify and analyze the least costly alternatives to the rules and adopt the least costly alternatives unless the agency provides written justification for adopting a more costly regulatory approach; and * Analyze whether small businesses should be exempted from the rules or whether less burdensome rules should be applied to small businesses and adopt exemptions or less burdensome rules, unless the agency provides written justification for a more burdensome regulatory approach. The agency is required to file the regulatory flexibility analysis with the secretary of state for publication in the Colorado register at the same time that it files its notice of proposed rule-making and the draft of proposed rules. The existing provision in the APA on forming a representative group to give input on proposed rules is amended to require an agency proposing rules that are likely to have an impact on small businesses to expand outreach to and actively solicit representatives of small businesses to participate in the representative group and in the rule-making hearing for the rules. The agency must make good faith efforts to expand outreach and notification to small businesses that lack a trade association or lobbyist to represent the types of small businesses impacted by the proposed rules. The executive director of the department of regulatory agencies (executive director), or the executive director''s designee, shall develop a one-stop location on the department''s website that provides a place for small businesses and the public to access the regulatory flexibility analyses that agencies prepare. A small business that is adversely affected or aggrieved by the failure of an agency to comply with the regulatory flexibility analysis requirements may: * File a request with the executive director to require the agency to prepare a cost-benefit analysis of the proposed rules and to direct the agency to adjust the rule-making schedule to allow for the preparation of the cost-benefit analysis; or * Request a hearing on the matter before an administrative law judge
Status: 1/30/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment + Appropriations
Calendar Notification: Thursday, February 28 2019
Energy & Environment
Upon Adjournment Room 0112
(1) in house calendar.
Position: Monitor
News:

HB19-1164 Child Tax Credit 
Sponsors: J. Singer / R. Zenzinger | K. Priola
Short Title: Child Tax Credit
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.
Status: 1/30/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
Calendar Notification: Monday, February 25 2019
Finance
1:30 p.m. Room LSB-A
(2) in house calendar.
Position: Monitor
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HB19-1166 Name-based Criminal History Record Checks 
Sponsors: J. Singer
Short Title: Name-based Criminal History Record Checks
Summary: Current law requires certain people, including applicants for certain licenses, employment, or volunteer activities, to undergo a fingerprint-based criminal history record check. The bill adds the requirement that the person submit to a name-based criminal history record check when the fingerprint-based check reveals a record of arrest but does not show a disposition in the case.
Status: 2/13/2019 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Position: Monitor
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HB19-1168 State Innovation Waiver Reinsurance Program 
Sponsors: J. McCluskie | J. Rich / K. Donovan | B. Rankin
Short Title: State Innovation Waiver Reinsurance Program
Summary: The bill authorizes the commissioner of insurance to apply to the secretary of the United States department of health and human services for a state innovation waiver, for federal funding, or both, to allow the state to implement and operate a reinsurance program to assist health insurers in paying high-cost insurance claims. The state cannot implement the program absent waiver or funding approval from the secretary. The program is established as an enterprise for purposes of section 20 of article X of the state constitution. The division of insurance is to include an update regarding the program in its annual "SMART Act" report, and the program is subject to sunset review and repeal in 5 years.
Status: 2/1/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, February 27 2019
Health & Insurance
1:30 p.m. Room 0107
(1) in house calendar.
Position: Monitor
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HB19-1175 Property Tax Valuation Appeal Process 
Sponsors: M. Gray / J. Gonzales
Short Title: Property Tax Valuation Appeal Process
Summary: For counties that have elected to use the alternate protest and appeal procedures, section 1 of the bill requires: A taxpayer who owns rent-producing commercial real property to provide the assessor with property rental information (rental information) on or before July 15 of the year of the appeal; and The county assessor to mail the notice of determination regarding the appeal by August 15 of the year of the appeal instead of the last working day in August. For all counties, section 2 modifies: The rental information that a petitioner appealing the valuation of rent-producing commercial property or the denial of an abatement must provide to a county; and The information related to a county''s determination of the value that a county is required to provide to a petitioner who has filed an appeal with the board of assessment appeals. A petitioner who provides rental information to an assessor as part of an alternate protest and appeal is not required to provide the same information in an appeal of the valuation.
Status: 2/15/2019 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, February 19 2019
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(6) in house calendar.
Position: Monitor
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HB19-1176 Health Care Cost Savings Act of 2019 
Sponsors: E. Sirota | S. Jaquez Lewis / M. Foote
Short Title: Health Care Cost Savings Act of 2019
Summary: The bill creates the health care cost analysis task force (task force). The president of the senate, the minority leader of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the minority leader of the house of representatives shall each appoint 2 legislative members to the task force. The governor shall appoint 9 members to the task force. The executive directors of the departments of human services, public health and environment, and health care policy and financing, or their designees, also serve on the task force. The task force is required to issue a request for proposals and select an analyst to complete a health care cost analysis of 4 health care financing systems. The health care financing systems to be analyzed are: The current health care financing system, in which residents receive health care coverage from private and public insurance carriers or are uninsured; A public option system in which health benefit plans are sold through, and revenues and premiums are received from, the Colorado health benefit exchange, with additional funding as necessary through the general fund; A multi-payer universal health care financing system, in which competing insurance carriers or health maintenance organizations receive payments from a public financing authority; and A publicly financed and privately delivered universal health care system that directly compensates providers. The analyst is required to use the same specified criteria when conducting the analysis of each health care financing system. The task force is required to report the findings of the analyst to the general assembly. The task force may seek, accept, and expend gifts, grants, and donations for the analysis. The general assembly may appropriate money to the health care cost analysis cash fund for the purposes of the task force, the analysis, and reporting requirements.
Status: 2/12/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Position: Actively Monitor
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SB19-004 Address High-cost Health Insurance Pilot Program 
Sponsors: K. Donovan / D. Roberts
Short Title: Address High-cost Health Insurance Pilot Program
Summary: Sections 1 and 2 of the bill authorize the state personnel director to explore the feasibility of offering and, if feasible, to develop and implement a one-year pilot program in a limited geographic region of the state affected by high health insurance premiums to provide access to individuals in that region to participate in the group medical benefit plans offered to state employees. The pilot program would be available: * In the portions of Eagle and Garfield counties that are within the service area of the state group benefit plans; * To a limited number of individuals whose household income is more than 400 % but not more than 500 % of the federal poverty line; and * In the 2019-20 benefit plan year. Section 2 outlines the factors for the state personnel director to consider in determining the feasibility of the pilot program. Sections 3 through 15 modernize 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.
Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
Calendar Notification: Thursday, February 21 2019
SENATE HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE
1:30 PM LSB-B
(3) in senate calendar.
Position: Monitor
News:

SB19-006 Electronic Sales And Use Tax Simplification System 
Sponsors: A. Williams / T. Kraft-Tharp | K. Van Winkle
Short Title: Electronic Sales And Use Tax Simplification System
Summary: Sales and Use Tax Simplification Task Force. The bill requires the department of revenue (department), within existing resources, to conduct a sourcing method in accordance with the applicable provisions of the procurement code, and any applicable rules, for the development of an electronic sales and use tax simplification system (system). The bill also requires the department to involve stakeholders to develop the scope of work. The bill specifies that on and after the date the system is online the department is required to accept any returns and payments processed through the system for state sales and use tax and for any sales and use taxes that are collected by the department on behalf of any local taxing jurisdiction. The bill specifies that it is the general assembly's intent that a certain number of local taxing jurisdictions with home rule charters voluntarily use the system when the system comes online. Additionally, the bill states that it is the general assembly's intent that all local taxing jurisdictions with home rule charters voluntarily use the system within a specified number of years.
Status: 2/11/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Position: Support
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SB19-078 Open Internet Customer Protections In Colorado 
Sponsors: K. Donovan | J. Bridges / C. Hansen | L. Herod
Short Title: Open Internet Customer Protections In Colorado
Summary: Section 1 of the bill disqualifies an internet service provider (ISP) from receiving money from the high cost support mechanism if the ISP engages in any of the following practices: * Blocking lawful internet content, applications, services, or devices unless such blocking is conducted in a manner consistent with reasonable network management practices; * Engaging in paid prioritization of internet content; * Regulating network traffic by throttling bandwidth or otherwise impairing or degrading lawful internet traffic on the basis of internet content, application, service, or use of a device unless the impairment or degradation is conducted in a manner consistent with reasonable network management practices; or * Not providing reasonable transparency regarding its network management practices. Section 1 also requires that, if an ISP is found to have engaged in any of the practices listed above, the ISP must refund any money that it received in the prior 24 months from the high cost support mechanism or from any other state support mechanism or other state funding source established to help finance broadband deployment. Section 2 requires the broadband deployment board (board) to periodically review the federal trade commission''s and federal communications commission''s websites to identify any actions the federal agencies may have taken against an ISP that seeks or has received broadband deployment grant money from the board. If the board determines from a review of the federal agency action that the ISP engaged in one of the practices listed above, the board shall deny the application or inform the public utilities commission of the action. Section 3 requires the attorney general or the attorney general''s designee, in collaboration with the board, to develop guidance for consumers on how to file a complaint with the federal trade commission to allege that an ISP has engaged in any of the practices that violate federal law regarding interference with the open internet. The department of law shall post the guidance on its website. Section 4 requires a governmental body, when contracting for broadband internet access service, to give preference to an ISP that certifies to the governmental body that it will not engage in any of the practices listed in section 1.
Status: 2/11/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Position: Monitor
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SB19-085 Equal Pay For Equal Work Act 
Sponsors: J. Danielson | B. Pettersen / J. Buckner | S. Gonzales-Gutierrez
Short Title: Equal Pay For Equal Work Act
Summary: The bill 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 permits an aggrieved person to bring a civil action in district court to pursue remedies specified in the bill. The bill allows exceptions to the prohibition against a wage differential based on sex if the employer demonstrates that a wage differential is based upon one or more factors, including: * A seniority system; * A merit system; or * A system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production. The bill prohibits an employer from: * Seeking the wage rate history of a prospective employee; * 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; and * Discharging or retaliating against an employee for actions by an employee asserting the rights established by the bill against an employer. The bill 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.
Status: 1/17/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, February 20 2019
SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
1:30 PM SCR 352
(1) in senate calendar.
Position: Support
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SB19-086 Update Business Entity Laws 
Sponsors: P. Lee / S. Bird
Short Title: Update Business Entity Laws
Summary: The bill makes the following changes to the "Colorado Business Corporation Act" (CBCA) and conforming changes to the "Colorado Corporations and Associations Act" (CCAA): * Deletes definitions in the CCAA that are no longer necessary (section 1); * Updates provisions in the CCAA to clarify conversions and mergers of entities and exchanges of owners' interests in entities (sections 2 through 18); * Updates provisions in the CCAA addressing the requirements for the name of an entity formed under Colorado law or qualified to do business in Colorado as a foreign entity (sections 19 through 21); * Updates provisions in the CCAA regarding court proceedings that may be filed by a dissolved Colorado entity for a determination of the amount and form of security to be provided for payment of claims that are contingent or unknown or that arose from events occurring after dissolution (sections 22 through 24); * Adds definitions to and updates definitions in the CBCA (section 25); * Reorganizes certain provisions that are optional to include in the articles of incorporation of a Colorado corporation so that they appear in a single location to avoid confusion (section 28); * Adds an optional forum selection provision similar to that found in other states and the "Model Business Corporation Act" (section 29); * Adds a provision for ratification of defective corporate actions similar to that found in other states and the "Model Business Corporation Act" (section 31); * Updates provisions for proxies and treatment for voting purposes of shares held by intermediaries and nominees (sections 32 and 33); * Updates provisions for the general standards of conduct for directors and officers and standards of liabilities for directors (section 36); * Updates provisions dealing with conflicting interest transactions and corporate opportunities (section 37); * Updates provisions dealing with indemnification of directors, officers, employees, fiduciaries, and agents, and advancement of expenses (sections 39 through 47); * Updates provisions dealing with corporate mergers, conversions, and exchanges by reference to the updated provisions in the CCAA (sections 48 through 56); * Repeals and reenacts, with amendments, former article 113 of title 7, Colorado Revised Statutes, relating to dissenters' rights and substitutes provisions to define the procedure to obtain appraisal rights in lieu of dissenters' rights (section 57); and * Updates the provisions providing for the grounds and procedures for seeking judicial dissolution and providing for an election by one or more shareholders to purchase shares owned by the petitioning shareholders in lieu of proceeding with judicial dissolution (sections 58 through 61). The bill also updates certain provisions of articles 55 and 56 of title 7, Colorado Revised Statutes, regarding various forms of cooperatives, as well as articles 41 (domestic associations organized as savings and loan associations) and 103 (state banks) of title 11, Colorado Revised Statutes, to be consistent with changes made in the CBCA (sections 64 through 66, 69, and 70).
Status: 2/4/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
Calendar Notification: Friday, February 22 2019
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
8:00 AM LSB-B
(2) in senate calendar.
Position: Actively Monitor
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SB19-105 Colorado Uniform Directed Trust Act 
Sponsors: R. Rodriguez / K. Tipper
Short Title: Colorado Uniform Directed Trust Act
Summary: Colorado Commission on Uniform State Laws. Under current law, the administration of trusts, including directed trusts, is generally governed by certain provisions in the probate code. The bill repeals provisions governing directed trustees and creates a new "Colorado Uniform Directed Trust Act" (act). The new act includes provisions concerning: * Judicial proceedings; * Trust directors' powers; * Duties and liabilities of trust directors and directed trustees; and * Powers that are excluded from the act. The bill makes conforming amendments
Status: 2/12/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
Calendar Notification: Monday, March 4 2019
Finance
1:30 p.m. Room LSB-A
(2) in house calendar.
Position: Monitor
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SB19-109 Adjust Damages Limitations For Inflation 
Sponsors: S. Fenberg / A. Garnett
Short Title: Adjust Damages Limitations For Inflation
Summary: The limitations on the amount of damages for unlawfully serving alcohol, for noneconomic loss or injury, and for wrongful death were last adjusted for inflation on January 1, 2008. The bill adjusts those damage limitations for inflation on January 1, 2020, and each January 1 every 2 years thereafter.
Status: 2/15/2019 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, February 19 2019
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(1) in senate calendar.
Position: Actively Monitor
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SB19-130 Sales Tax Administration 
Sponsors: B. Gardner / J. Rich | C. Larson
Short Title: Sales Tax Administration
Summary: The United States Supreme Court, on June 21, 2018, decided South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., et al., overruling 2 previous United States Supreme Court cases that stood for the rule that a state could not require an out-of-state retailer to collect sales tax if the retailer lacked physical presence in the state. Because of the Wayfair decision, states can require retailers without physical presence in the state to collect sales tax on purchases made by in-state customers so long as the sales tax system in the state is not too burdensome for the out-of-state retailer. The bill simplifies the state sales tax system for retailers without physical presence by: * Not requiring retailers without physical presence that only transact limited business in Colorado to collect sales tax; * Specifying that only the state''s sales tax base, not a local sales tax base, will apply to all sales made by retailers without physical presence; * Requiring that the department of revenue (department) be responsible for all state and local sales tax administration and return processing, including the establishment of a single form for returns; * Specifying that a central audit bureau is the sole entity within the state that is responsible for auditing retailers without physical presence and specifying that the central audit bureau be developed by the department in coordination with local taxing jurisdictions; * Establishing that sales are taxed based on where the goods are delivered (destination sourcing) for all sales made by retailers without physical presence in the state, including local taxing jurisdictions, but specifying that destination sourcing is not required for sales made by Colorado retailers; * Requiring the department to provide information to retailers without physical presence that indicates the taxability of products and services along with any product and service exemptions from sales tax in the state; * Requiring the department to provide retailers without physical presence a sales tax rate database and a database of local taxing jurisdiction boundaries; * Requiring the department to make available free-of-charge software that calculates sales taxes due on each transaction at the time the transaction is completed, files sales tax returns, and updates to reflect any tax rate changes for the state or any local taxing jurisdiction; * Allowing the department to contract with one or more certified software providers without regard to the procurement code to provide the software or provide access to the software; * Allowing a retailer to elect to collect and remit sales tax on its own, without using the services of a certified software provider, or allowing a retailer to elect to use the services of a certified software provider; * Specifying that, in providing the software free of charge, the contracts negotiated between the department and the certified software providers must provide that all or a portion of the vendor fee may not be retained by the retailer electing to utilize the services of a certified software provider but will instead be retained by the certified software provider as payment for its services; * Requiring the department to establish certification procedures for persons to be approved as certified software providers; and * Providing the required relief of liability for errors to retailers without physical presence and other retailers utilizing the software. The bill allows local taxing jurisdictions governed by a home rule charter to opt in by passing an ordinance, resolution, or accepting the state''s administration and distribution of its local sales tax on sales made by retailers without physical presence that is collected and remitted by such sellers in accordance with the bill.
Status: 2/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Position: Actively Monitor
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SB19-131 Exempt Certain Businesses From Destination Sourcing Rule 
Sponsors: R. Woodward / K. Van Winkle | J. Arndt
Short Title: Exempt Certain Businesses From Destination Sourcing Rule
Summary: On December 18, 2018, the department of revenue adopted various emergency rules related to sales tax collection, including a new destination sourcing rule that requires retailers to collect sales tax based on where the tangible personal property or service will be delivered instead of based on the taxing jurisdiction in which the retailer is located. The bill specifies that the new destination sourcing rule does not apply to any retailer with physical presence that has generated less than $100,000 in gross revenue from the sale of tangible personal property or services outside of the taxing jurisdiction where the retailer is located. For those particular retailers with physical presence, the sale is sourced to the retailer''s location, regardless of whether the tangible personal property or service is delivered outside of the taxing jurisdiction in which the retailer is located. The bill also adds the same exception to the statutory retailer''s use tax collection requirement.
Status: 2/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, February 19 2019
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
2:00 PM SCR 357
(3) in senate calendar.
Position: Actively Monitor
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SB19-135 State Procurement Disparity Study 
Sponsors: A. Williams | R. Rodriguez / J. Buckner | B. Buentello
Short Title: State Procurement Disparity Study
Summary: Capital letters or bold & italic numbers indicate new material to be added to existing statute. To ascertain whether disparities exist between the participation of historically underutilized businesses and other businesses in the state procurement system, the bill directs the department of personnel to contract for a disparity study of the Colorado procurement process and to make recommendations to address any discrepancies identified by the study. The final report including the findings and recommendations from the study must be provided to the members of the general assembly and the executive director of the department of personnel (executive director) no later than December 1, 2020. The bill directs the executive director to transmit a copy of the final report to the minority business office, which shall post the report on its official website. In addition, the executive director is required to include the findings and recommendations from the study in its report to the applicable house and senate committees of reference during its hearing pursuant to the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act". The executive director is required to develop a method to track the number and percentage of all contracts entered into by all principal departments of the executive branch of state government, institutions of higher education, and the Colorado commission on higher education that are awarded during any calendar year to a historically underutilized business. The executive director is also required to make such information available on the department of personnel''s website. Any entity that is subject to the disparity study is required to respond to a request for information in connection with the study as soon as possible after receiving the request.
Status: 2/8/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Position: Monitor
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SCR19-001 Transfer Of GOCO Great Outdoors Colorado Money To State Education Fund 
Sponsors: J. Sonnenberg / R. Pelton
Short Title: Transfer Of GOCO Great Outdoors Colorado Money To State Education Fund
Summary: Beginning with the third quarter of the 2020-21 state fiscal year, the concurrent resolution allows the transfer of available net proceeds minus any money required to pay bonds issued by law by the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) trust fund board of every state-supervised lottery game operated under the authority of section 2 of article XVIII of the state constitution to the state education fund.
Status: 2/13/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Calendar Notification: Monday, February 25 2019
SENATE STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1:30 PM SCR 357
(1) in senate calendar.
Position: Monitor
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