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HB19-1006 Wildfire Mitigation Wildland-urban Interface Areas 
Comment: Scheduled for H. 3rd Rdg on 4/22.
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 24 2019
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
7:30 AM LSB-B
(1) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Wildfire Mitigation Wildland-urban Interface Areas
Sponsors: B. McLachlan | T. Carver / R. Fields
Summary:

Wildfire Matters Review Committee. Section 1 of the bill allows the forest restoration and wildfire risk mitigation grant program cash fund (fund) to accept as a component of the fund money appropriated or transferred to the fund by the general assembly. This section of the bill also expresses the intent of the general assembly that any additional amount of money appropriated for the 2019-20 state fiscal year to the fund be expended on grants that will support the maximum number of effective forest management fuels reduction projects to reduce the impacts to life, property, and critical infrastructure caused by wildfire.

Section 2 exempts appropriations made to the fund from existing statutory requirements relating to appropriations for financial assistance to students attending postsecondary education institutions.

Section 3 appropriates $1 million from the general fund to be deposited into the fund for the use of the forest restoration and wildfire risk mitigation grant program.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Rural Affairs
1/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Rural Affairs & Agriculture
3/18/2019 House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture 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
4/22/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/22/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
Cal. Notif. Committee: SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
Cal. Notif. Date: 2019-04-24
Cal. Notif. Order: 1

HB19-1045 Office Of Public Guardianship Operation Conditions 
Comment: Passed out of House and scheduled in S. Judiciary on 4/22/19.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Friday, April 26 2019
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
Upon Adjournment SCR 357
(2) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Office Of Public Guardianship Operation Conditions
Sponsors: M. Snyder | M. Soper / J. Ginal
Summary: Bill removes the restriction that the Office has to wait to conduct its duties until the public guardianship cash fund has received $1,750,000 in gifts, grants, and donations.
Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
2/14/2019 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 Unamended to Finance
Cal. Notif. Committee: SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
Cal. Notif. Date: 2019-04-26
Cal. Notif. Order: 2

HB19-1047 Metropolitan District Fire Protection Sales Tax 
Comment: Signed by Governor on 3/21/19.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Metropolitan District Fire Protection Sales Tax
Sponsors: B. Buentello / J. Danielson | L. Garcia
Summary: Impacts Pueblo West fire district.
Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Rural Affairs
1/4/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Rural Affairs & Agriculture
1/28/2019 House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
1/30/2019 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/31/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
2/26/2019 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/1/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/4/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/8/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/11/2019 Sent to the Governor
3/11/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/21/2019 Governor Signed
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HB19-1071 Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment Water Quality Control 
Comment: Signed by Governor on 3/7/19.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment Water Quality Control
Sponsors: H. McKean / R. Zenzinger
Summary:

Statutory Revision Committee. The bill:

  • Eliminates the requirement that the state board of health approve a municipality's entrance into a joint operating agreement with an industrial enterprise for work relating to sewerage facilities; and
  • Clarifies that the board of directors of a water conservancy district must comply with the rules of the water quality control commission concerning the manner in which watercourses of the district are used for waste disposal.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/11/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
1/24/2019 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
1/28/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
1/29/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over to 01/31/2019 - No Amendments
1/30/2019 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/31/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture & Natural Resources
2/14/2019 Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/20/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/21/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/27/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/27/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/28/2019 Sent to the Governor
3/7/2019 Governor Signed
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HB19-1075 Tax Credit Employer-assisted Housing Pilot Program 
Comment: Passed out of H. Finance on 2/7/19 and sent to H. Approps cmte.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Tax Credit Employer-assisted Housing Pilot Program
Sponsors: J. Wilson
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.


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

Status: 1/11/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
2/7/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
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HB19-1095 Physician Assistants Supervision And Liability 
Comment: Passed out of House & Senate. House to consider Senate amendments on 4/22/19.
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Physician Assistants Supervision And Liability
Sponsors: L. Cutter | L. Landgraf / R. Fields
Summary:

The bill establishes supervisory requirements for physician assistants who:

  • Have practiced for less than 3 years;
  • Have practiced for 3 years or more; or
  • Have practiced for at least 12 months and are making a substantive change in their scope of practice or practice area.

Current law states that a licensed physician may be responsible for the direction and supervision of up to 4 physician assistants at any one time and may be responsible for the direction and supervision of more than 4 physician assistants upon receiving specific approval from the Colorado medical board (board). The bill states that a licensed physician may be responsible for the direction and supervision of up to 8 physician assistants at any one time. A licensed physician shall not be made responsible for the direction and supervision of more than 4 physician assistants unless the licensed physician agrees to assume the responsibility.

The bill adds 1 more physician assistant as a member of the board, for a total of 2 physician assistant members. Current law requires the president of the board to establish a licensing panel consisting of 3 members of the board. The bill adds a fourth member to the licensing panel; that is, a person who is a physician assistant member of the board.

The bill states that a physician assistant who has practiced for at least 3 years may be liable for damages resulting from negligence in providing care to a patient; except that a physician assistant is not liable for any such damages that occur as a result of the physician assistant following a direct order from a supervising physician. A physician assistant who may be liable for damages shall maintain professional liability insurance in an amount not less than one million dollars per claim and three million dollars for all claims.

The bill makes an appropriation.


(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 Health & Insurance
2/19/2019 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/8/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/12/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/14/2019 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 Health & Human Services
4/3/2019 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/16/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/19/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/22/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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HB19-1126 Veteran And Military Green Alert Program 
Comment: Died on Feb. 7th in House State Affairs Cmte.
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Veteran And Military Green Alert Program
Sponsors: S. Sandridge
Summary:

The bill creates a green alert program (program) to notify the public when a veteran or military service member is missing who is known to have a physical or mental health condition that is related to his or her service or who is at imminent risk of self-harm (at-risk veteran or service member). The Colorado bureau of investigation (CBI) shall implement the program, and the director of the department of public safety shall promulgate rules regarding implementation of the program. The program rules must, at a minimum:

  • Include a procedure for local law enforcement agencies to verify that an at-risk veteran or service member is missing and to notify the CBI; and
  • Require the CBI to issue an alert after confirming the local law enforcement agencies' information.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/23/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Appropriations
2/7/2019 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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HB19-1141 Preserve Senior And Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption 
Comment: Died in H. State Affairs Cmte on 4/18/19.
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Preserve Senior And Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption
Sponsors: S. Beckman
Summary:

The bill specifies that for property tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2020, a senior is deemed to be a 10-year owner-occupier of a primary residence that the senior has owned and occupied for less than 10 years and therefore qualifies for the senior property tax exemption for the residence if:

  • The senior would have qualified for the senior property tax exemption for the senior's former primary residence but for the fact that medical necessity required the senior to stop occupying the former primary residence;
  • The senior has not previously received the exemption for a former primary residence on the basis of medical necessity; and
  • The senior has not owned and occupied another primary residence since the senior first stopped occupying his or her former primary residence due to medical necessity.

"Medical necessity" is defined as a medical condition of a senior that a physician licensed to practice medicine in Colorado has certified, on a form developed by the state property tax administrator, as having required the senior to stop occupying the senior's prior primary residence. When applying for such an exemption, a senior must provide to the assessor the form establishing proof of medical necessity.

For any property tax year commencing on or after January 1, 2019, the bill prohibits the general assembly from reducing or suspending the exemption for qualifying seniors and disabled veterans by lowering the maximum amount of actual value of residential real property that is the primary residence of a qualifying senior or a qualifying disabled veteran of which 50% is exempt from property taxation below $200,000 unless the amount of general fund revenue for the state fiscal year that ended during the prior property tax year is less than the amount of general fund revenue for the next preceding state fiscal year. If the general assembly lowers the amount of actual value of residential real property that is the primary residence of a qualifying senior or a qualifying disabled veteran of which 50% is exempt from property taxation for a property tax year below $200,000 in accordance with the new limitation established by the bill, that amount automatically increases to $200,000 for any subsequent property tax year for which the amount of general fund revenue for the state fiscal year that ended during the prior property tax year is equal to or more than the amount of general fund revenue for the next preceding state fiscal year.


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

Status: 1/28/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/18/2019 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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HB19-1157 Modify Specific Ownership Tax Rates 
Comment: Died in House Transp & Local Gov't cmte on Mar. 20th.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Modify Specific Ownership Tax Rates
Sponsors: L. Liston
Summary:

On and after July 1, 2020, the bill modifies the rates of specific ownership tax imposed on motor vehicles, commercial trailers, and special mobile machinery that is less than 25 years old, increasing the total amount of specific ownership tax revenue collected. Additional specific ownership tax revenue generated by the specific ownership tax rate modifications is transferred to the highway users tax fund (HUTF) for allocation to the state, counties, and municipalities in accordance with the existing "second stream" statutory formula for the allocation of HUTF money. The state, counties, and municipalities may expend the revenue only for construction, reconstruction, repairs, improvement, planning, supervision, and maintenance of state highways, county roads, and municipal streets, including the acquisition of rights-of-way and access rights.


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

Status: 1/29/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government + Finance
3/20/2019 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
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HB19-1160 Mental Health Facility Pilot Program 
Comment: Passed House & scheduled for S. Consent Calendar for 4/22.
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 24 2019
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE - CONSENT CALENDAR
(4) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Mental Health Facility Pilot Program
Sponsors: L. Landgraf | J. Singer / P. Lee | B. Gardner
Summary:

The bill creates a new 3-year mental health facility pilot program to provide residential care, treatment, and services to persons with either a mental health diagnosis or a physical health diagnosis. It contains requirements for applicants and directs the department of public health and environment (department) to select one or 2 applicants for the pilot program.

The bill appropriates $30,370 to the department.


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

Status: 1/30/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services + Appropriations
2/27/2019 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/15/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/15/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/18/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/19/2019 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/20/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/25/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/3/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/19/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/23/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
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Cal. Notif. Date: 2019-04-24
Cal. Notif. Order: 4

HB19-1199 Colorado Clean Pass Act 
Comment: Died in H. Finance Cmte on 4/15/19. Sponsor PI'd bill.
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Colorado Clean Pass Act
Sponsors: A. Valdez / B. Pettersen | F. Winter
Summary:

On and after July 1, 2022, the bill requires the high-performance transportation enterprise (HPTE) to impose an express lane access fee (access fee) in a specified amount annually at the time of registration of any eligible plug-in electric motor vehicle that weighs 19,500 pounds or less, that is certified as being qualified for the federal plug-in electric drive motor vehicle tax credit or can be recharged from an external source of electricity and that stores electricity in a rechargeable battery that propels or contributes to the propulsion of the vehicle's drive wheels if the owner of the vehicle chooses to pay the access fee in exchange for the right to operate the vehicle on express lanes without regard to the number of persons in the vehicle for free on any express lane that is a high occupancy vehicle lane and for a reduced toll on any express lane that is a toll lane or a high occupancy toll lane. HPTE is not authorized to impose the access fee upon the registration of a vehicle registered for a registration period beginning on or after July 1, 2020, but before July 1, 2022, but, upon the registration of a vehicle for such a registration period, the owner of an eligible plug-in electric motor vehicle may choose to apply for the right to operate the vehicle for free on any express lane that is a high occupancy vehicle lane without regard to the number of persons in the vehicle and for a reduced toll on any express lane that is a toll lane or a high occupancy toll lane.

A plug-in electric motor vehicle is an "eligible plug-in electric motor vehicle" if it is being registered for its 1st, 2nd, or 3rd registration period under the ownership of the same owner and if making the vehicle eligible would not cause the total number of eligible vehicles to exceed a specified cap that increases annually for 5 years until reaching a permanent maximum amount. "Express lane" is defined to include any high occupancy vehicle lane, toll lane, or high occupancy toll lane that HPTE, a private partner of HPTE, or HPTE in conjunction with a private partner of HPTE or the department of transportation (CDOT) operates and maintains or that HPTE designates as an express lane, which currently includes:

  • Operating express lanes on Interstate Highway 25 between downtown Denver and 120th Avenue, on Interstate Highway 70 between Idaho Springs and Empire, and on U.S. Highway 36 between Denver and Boulder; and
  • Planned express lanes on: (1) Interstate Highway 25 between 120th Avenue and State Highway E-470, Johnstown and Fort Collins, and Monument and Castle Rock; (2) Interstate Highway 70 between Interstate Highway 25 and Chambers Road; and (3) State Highway C-470 between Interstate Highway 25 and Wadsworth Boulevard.

Each county clerk and recorder, acting as an authorized agent of the department of revenue, is required to collect the access fee, and access fee revenue is credited to the statewide transportation enterprise special revenue fund for use by HPTE. The owner of an eligible plug-in electric motor vehicle may choose not to pay the access fee, but must pay the fee to be authorized to operate the vehicle for free on any express lane that is a high occupancy vehicle lane and for a reduced toll on any express lane that is a toll lane or a high occupancy toll lane, without regard to the number of persons in the vehicle. If the free or reduced toll use of express lanes by eligible plug-in electric motor vehicles is determined to cause a decrease in the level of service for other bona fide users of the express lanes so that CDOT or HPTE is violating or will violate within the next 3 months contractual level of service guarantees or will be unable to satisfy debt service coverage requirements, then CDOT may restrict or eliminate free and reduced toll use of the express lanes by eligible plug-in electric motor vehicles for as long as the violation or inability is expected to continue. CDOT is required to report annually during its "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" hearing regarding the actual and projected free and reduced toll use of express lanes by eligible plug-in electric vehicles and any actions that it has taken or expects to take to restrict, limit, or restore such use.

The existing authorization for a limited number of inherently low-emission vehicles or hybrid vehicles to use express lanes without regard to the number of persons in the vehicle and without paying a toll expires for each participating vehicle on the date of the first registration of the vehicle for a registration period that begins on or after July 1, 2022.

The department of revenue and CDOT are required to coordinate to establish electronic processes that:

  • Automatically notify HPTE and, if deemed necessary by HPTE, any private partner of HPTE that operates an express lane, when the owner of a plug-in electric motor vehicle pays the access fee so that HPTE, directly or through its private partners, can successfully administer and enforce the conditions of access for eligible plug-in electric motor vehicles to express lanes; and
  • Automatically notify each authorized agent when the access fee can or cannot be collected in accordance with the limitation on the number of eligible plug-in electric motor vehicles.

CDOT is authorized to promulgate administrative rules to ensure proper implementation, administration, and enforcement of the conditions of access for eligible plug-in electric motor vehicles to express lanes.


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

Status: 2/20/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment + Appropriations
3/4/2019 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
4/15/2019 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
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HB19-1228 Increase Tax Credit Allocation Affordable Housing 
Comment: Passed H. 2nd Rdg on 4/12/19. Scheduled in S. Finance on 4/23/19.
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Increase Tax Credit Allocation Affordable Housing
Sponsors: S. Bird | B. Titone / R. Zenzinger | J. Tate
Summary:

Currently, under the affordable housing tax credit, during each calendar year of the period beginning in 2015 and ending in 2024 the Colorado housing and finance authority (CHFA) may allocate tax credits in an aggregate amount up to $5 million annually. The bill increases the annual aggregate cap to $10 million for the years beginning on January 1, 2020, and ending on December 31, 2024.


(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 Finance + Appropriations
3/21/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended 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 - No Amendments
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
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HB19-1257 Voter Approval To Retain Revenue For Ed & Transp 
Comment: Passed in House and scheduled for S. Finance on 4/23/19.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Voter Approval To Retain Revenue For Ed & Transp
Sponsors: K. Becker | J. McCluskie / L. Court | K. Priola
Summary:

Beginning with the 2018-19 fiscal year, the bill authorizes the state to annually retain and spend all state revenues in excess of the constitutional limitation on state fiscal year spending that the state would otherwise be required to refund. The bill is a referendum that will be submitted to the voters at the statewide election held on November 5, 2019, and approval of the ballot title at the election constitutes a voter-approved revenue change to the constitutional limitation on state fiscal year spending.

If approved, an amount of money equal to the state revenues retained under this measure is designated as part of the general fund exempt account. The general assembly is required to appropriate or the state treasurer is required to transfer this money to provide funding for:

  • Public schools;
  • Higher education; and
  • Roads, bridges, and transit.

Legislative council staff will be required to specify this retained amount and its associated uses in an annual report that it currently prepares related to revenue retained and spent under referendum C. In addition, the state auditor is required to contract with a private entity to annually conduct a financial audit regarding the use of the money that the state retains and spends under this measure.


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

Status: 3/20/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/1/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/9/2019 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
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HB19-1258 Allocate Voter-approved Revenue For Education & Transportation 
Comment: Passed in House and scheduled in S. Finance on 4/23/19.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Allocate Voter-approved Revenue For Education & Transportation
Sponsors: K. Becker | J. McCluskie / L. Court | K. Priola
Summary:

The bill is contingent on voters approving a related referred measure to annually retain and spend state revenues in excess of the constitutional spending limit. If the measure passes, in years when the state retains and spends revenue under the authority of the measure there will be additional revenue in the general fund exempt account (account). Section 1 of the bill requires 1/3 of this money in the account to be allocated to each of the purposes approved by voters, which are:

  • Public schools;
  • Higher education; and
  • Roads, bridges, and transit.

The general assembly is required to appropriate the money for public schools and higher education for the state fiscal year after the state retains the revenue under the authority of the voter-approved revenue change, with an exception for the state fiscal year 2018-19. The money appropriated for public schools must be distributed on a per pupil basis and used by public schools only for nonrecurring expenses for the purpose of improving classrooms, and it may not be used as part of a district reserve.

The state treasurer is required to transfer the remaining 1/3 of the money to the highway users tax fund (HUTF) after the state treasurer receives a report certifying the state's TABOR revenues (report). Section 3 clarifies that the report must include the money that the state keeps and spends as a result of the 2019 measure, and that this amount must be reported separately from the referendum C money in the account.

Under section 4 the money the state treasurer transfers to the HUTF is allocated 60% to the state highway fund, 22% to counties, and 18% to cities and incorporated towns. Under section 5 no more than 90% of the money allocated to the state highway fund may be expended for highway purposes or highway-related capital improvements and at least 10% must be expended for transit purposes or for transit-related capital improvements.

Section 2 includes a conforming amendment to ensure that the allocation for the referendum C money does not apply to any new revenue in the account as a result of the 2019 voter approval.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 3/20/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/1/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/9/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, 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 Finance
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HB19-1261 Climate Action Plan To Reduce Pollution 
Comment: Passed on H. 3rd Rdg on 4/16. Scheduled for S. State Affairs on 4/22.
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 24 2019
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
7:30 AM LSB-B
(9) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Climate Action Plan To Reduce Pollution
Sponsors: K. Becker | D. Jackson / F. Winter | A. Williams
Summary:

Section 1 of the bill states that Colorado shall have statewide goals to reduce 2025 greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26%, 2030 greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50%, and 2050 greenhouse gas emissions by at least 90% of the levels of greenhouse gas emissions that existed in 2005.

Section 3 specifies considerations that the air quality control commission is to take into account in implementing policies and promulgating rules to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, including the benefits of compliance and the equitable distribution of those benefits, the costs of compliance, opportunities to incentivize clean energy in transitioning communities, and the potential to enhance the resilience of Colorado's communities and natural resources to climate impacts. The commission will consult with the public utilities commission with regard to rules that affect the providers of retail electricity in Colorado.

Section 4 appropriates $281,588 from the general fund to the department of public health and environment to implement the bill, of which $93,267 is reappropriated to the department of law.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 3/21/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
4/5/2019 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/9/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/15/2019 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/15/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/16/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/22/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/22/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
Cal. Notif. Committee: SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
Cal. Notif. Date: 2019-04-24
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HB19-1279 Protect Public Health Firegfighter Safety Regulation PFAS Polyfluoroalkyl Substances 
Comment: Passed House on 4/18. Scheduled for S. HHS on 4/25 @ 1:30pm in LSB-B.
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Thursday, April 25 2019
SENATE HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE
1:30 PM LSB-B
(4) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Protect Public Health Firegfighter Safety Regulation PFAS Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
Sponsors: T. Exum | L. Landgraf / P. Lee | D. Hisey
Summary:

The bill prohibits the use of class B firefighting foam that contains intentionally added perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS foam) for training purposes and creates a civil penalty for doing so.

The bill also creates the "Firefighting Foams Control Act" (act) which:

  • Prohibits the sale of PFAS foam in certain circumstances;
  • Requires manufacturers of PFAS foam to notify sellers of the provisions of the act;
  • Requires manufacturers to disclose whether the personal protective equipment they produce contains perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances;
  • Allows for the department of public health and environment to request a certificate of compliance from a manufacturer of class B firefighting foam or firefighting personal protective equipment to ensure that those manufacturers are complying with the limitations on the manufacture of PFAS foam as set forth in the act;
  • Creates a civil penalty for violating the provisions of the act; and
  • Requires the department of public health and environment to conduct a survey to determine the amount of PFAS foam currently held, used, and disposed of by fire departments.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 3/27/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
4/11/2019 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Unamended 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 - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
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 Health & Human Services
Cal. Notif. Committee: SENATE HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE
Cal. Notif. Date: 2019-04-25
Cal. Notif. Order: 4

HB19-1298 Electric Motor Vehicle Charging Station Parking 
Comment: Passed out of House on 4/18. Scheduled in S. Biz & Labor Cmte on 4/25.

Amendment adopted lowering the fee/surcharge per PPACG request.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 24 2019
SENATE BUSINESS, LABOR, AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
1:30 PM SCR 354
(2) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Electric Motor Vehicle Charging Station Parking
Sponsors: J. Melton / K. Priola
Summary:

The bill authorizes the owner of a plug-in electric motor vehicle (electric vehicle) charging station to install a sign that identifies the station. If the sign is installed, a person is prohibited from:

  • Parking in the space if the vehicle is not an electric vehicle; and
  • Using the dedicated charging station for parking if the electric vehicle is not charging.

An electric vehicle is rebuttably presumed to not be charging if the electric vehicle is parked in a charging station and is not electrically connected to the charger for longer than 30 minutes. A person may park an electric vehicle at a charging station after the electric vehicle is fully charged in a parking lot:

  • That serves a lodging business if the person is a client of the lodging business and has parked the electric vehicle in the lot to charge overnight;
  • That serves an airport if the person is a client of the airport and has parked the electric vehicle in the lot to charge when traveling; or
  • Between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The penalty for a violation is a $150 fine and a $32 surcharge.


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

Status: 4/1/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
4/11/2019 House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Unamended to Transportation & Local Government
4/15/2019 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/17/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/18/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
Cal. Notif. Committee: SENATE BUSINESS, LABOR, AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Cal. Notif. Date: 2019-04-24
Cal. Notif. Order: 2

HB19-1317 Income Tax Credit And Senior Property Tax Exemption 
Comment: Died in H. State Affairs Cmte on 4/18/19.
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Income Tax Credit And Senior Property Tax Exemption
Sponsors: C. Kennedy | M. Weissman / L. Court
Summary:

The state constitution authorizes the general assembly to lower the maximum amount of the actual residential value of residential real property that is subject to the senior property tax exemption (exemption). Section 3 of the bill lowers the maximum amount to $0 for all property tax years beginning on and after January 1, 2020, which has the effect of eliminating the exemption. It does not affect the property tax exemption for disabled veterans. Under section 4 , a county assessor is no longer required to mail notices to seniors about the exemption, and under section 5 , an assessor is not required to accept applications or otherwise administer the exemption unless and until the general assembly enacts legislation to increase the maximum actual value of residential real property that is subject to the exemption. If the exemption is made available in the future, seniors must reapply for it.

Section 6 creates an income tax credit that is available for 10 tax years beginning on January 1, 2020, for a qualifying senior. A qualifying senior must be 65 years of age or older at the end of the income tax year for which the credit is claimed and have income that is less than or equal to $65,000, adjusted for inflation, or a surviving spouse who is at least 58 and meets the same income qualification.

If the qualifying senior's adjusted gross income for the taxable year is less than or equal to the base income amount, which is $12,000, adjusted for inflation, then the credit is equal to the maximum credit amount, which is $700, adjusted for inflation. The amount of the credit decreases by $50, adjusted for inflation, for each income grouping above the base income amount. The amount of the credit that exceeds the qualifying senior's income taxes due is refunded to the qualifying senior.

Section 6 also creates the credit stabilization cash fund. The state treasurer is annually required to transfer money from the cash fund to the general fund, or vice versa, depending on whether the total amount of the credits exceeds an approximation of what the state would have had to pay to backfill the senior homestead exemption.

If some or all of the credit is paid to the senior as a state income tax refund, and therefore taxable income, section 7 allows a qualifying senior to deduct an amount equal to the refundable amount of the credit from taxable income for purposes of determining state income taxes.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 4/8/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/18/2019 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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HB19-1319 Incentives Developers Facilitate Affordable Housing 
Comment: Passed Leg Council Cmte. Scheduled for House 2nd Rdg on 4/22.
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Friday, April 26 2019
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
Upon Adjournment SCR 357
(4) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Incentives Developers Facilitate Affordable Housing
Sponsors: S. Bird | H. McKean / F. Winter | D. Hisey
Summary:

Not later than October 15, 2019, section 2 of the bill requires each state agency and state institution of higher education to submit to the capital development committee (committee) a list of all nondeveloped real property owned by or under the control of the agency or institution. The bill defines "nondeveloped real property" to mean unimproved real property that is not otherwise protected for or dedicated to another use such as an access or a conservation easement.

Not later than October 15 of each year thereafter, the bill requires each agency or institution to submit to the committee any additions or deletions to the list identifying any nondeveloped real property the agency has acquired or disposed of during the preceding state fiscal year. The committee is required to include this information in an annual report published on the website of the general assembly. The division of housing within the department of local affairs (division) is required to provide a link to the report on the division's website. The bill exempts the division of parks and wildlife in the department of natural resources from these requirements.

On a page on the website maintained by the department of local affairs that is dedicated to the division, section 3 requires the division to provide a link to the annual report that includes information on nondeveloped real property owned by or under the control of each state agency or institution of higher education. Not later than once annually by December 31 of each year, the division is required to update this link.

Under current law, certain property is exempt from the levy and collection of the real property tax if the property is owned by:

  • A nonprofit corporation the earnings of which do not inure to a private shareholder, the property is irrevocably dedicated to charitable, religious, or hospital purposes; or
  • A nonprofit corporation is a general partner of a partnership that was formed for the purpose of creating or maintaining affordable housing.

The statutory provisions that allow for the property tax exemption for a partnership satisfying the requirements of the exemption do not apply if, during a specified compliance period, the partnership which owns the residential structure distributes income or has income available for distribution to its partners or if the residential structure is sold or otherwise disposed of during the compliance period. If the property tax administrator (administrator) determines that income has been distributed or has been available for distribution or the residential property has been sold or otherwise disposed of, the administrator is required to revoke the property tax exemption for the residential property and to levy and collect property tax against the residential property, which would have otherwise been levied and collected from the date on which the exemption was initially granted plus all delinquent interest as provided for by law.

Under section 4 , for property tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2019, if the administrator determines that income has been distributed or has been available for distribution or the residential property has been sold or otherwise disposed of, the administrator is required to either revoke the property tax exemption for the residential property as of the date income becomes available for distribution or terminate the exemption as of the date the property is transferred. Under the bill, the administrator is no longer required in such circumstances to levy and collect property taxes that otherwise would have been levied and collected.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/8/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/15/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Legislative Council
4/18/2019 House Committee on Legislative Council Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/22/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/22/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
Cal. Notif. Committee: SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
Cal. Notif. Date: 2019-04-26
Cal. Notif. Order: 4

HB19-1322 Expand Supply Affordable Housing 
Comment: Passed H. Finance on 4/17 & sent to H. Approps.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Expand Supply Affordable Housing
Sponsors: D. Roberts | P. Will / D. Moreno | D. Coram
Summary:

Assuming certain conditions are satisfied affecting the state's fiscal situation, section 1 of the bill requires the state treasurer to transfer a specified amount of money commencing with the 2019-20 state fiscal year and through and including the 2025-26 state fiscal year from the unclaimed property trust fund to the division of housing in the department of local affairs (division) to be deposited by the division into the housing development grant fund.

Section 2 makes parallel changes found in section 1 to the "Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act".

In addition to the other sources of money to be deposited into the housing development grant fund, section 4 specifies that the fund also consists of money transferred by the state treasurer from the unclaimed property trust fund to the division to be deposited into the housing development grant fund to supplement existing money in such fund to be expended for any of the purposes specified in the bill. This section also expands the source of money that may be deposited into the housing development grant fund.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 4/12/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
4/17/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
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SB19-017 Requirements For CDOT Colorado Department of Transportation Land Acquisitions 
Comment: Signed by Governor.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Requirements For CDOT Colorado Department of Transportation Land Acquisitions
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger / D. Roberts
Summary:

Transportation Legislation Review Committee. Current law provides that when the department of transportation (CDOT) needs to acquire land in order to establish, open, relocate, widen, add mass transit to, or otherwise alter a portion of a state highway, it may only acquire the land after:

  • The chief engineer of CDOT has provided a written report to the transportation commission that describes the project and all land to be acquired for the project, includes a map of the existing and future boundaries of the highway, and estimates the damages and benefits to each affected landowner; and
  • The transportation commission has determined that, after providing 10 days written notice to the affected landowner of the date, time, and location of the commission meeting at which a resolution to authorize a proposed action and the filing of a petition in condemnation for land will be considered and providing the landowner with an opportunity to be heard at the meeting, the project will serve public interest or convenience and adopted a resolution authorizing the chief engineer to offer affected landowners appropriate compensation.

The bill authorizes CDOT, acting through the chief engineer, to acquire land in such circumstances by purchase or exchange without providing the report or obtaining transportation commission approval. If CDOT needs to acquire land in such circumstances through condemnation, it must provide the report and obtain transportation commission approval.


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

Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
1/22/2019 Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/8/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/13/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/14/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government + Appropriations
2/20/2019 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/8/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/8/2019 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
3/11/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/21/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/21/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/22/2019 Sent to the Governor
3/28/2019 Governor Signed
12/26/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to
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SB19-020 Wildland Fire Airspace Patrol System 
Comment: Scheduled for S. Consent Calendar for 4/23/19.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 24 2019
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE - CONSENT CALENDAR
(5) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Wildland Fire Airspace Patrol System
Sponsors: D. Coram | R. Fields / B. McLachlan
Summary: Intent is to address problem of individuals activating drones over fires which causes air tankers to be grounded and endangers air crafts engaged in fire prevention. Sponsor is working w/Ctr of Excellence to identify the individuals using the drones. Problem occurred 28 times in US and 6x in Colorado (twice in Sen. Coram's district). $350,000 state fiscal impact to Dept of Public Safety.
Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/14/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs 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
12/26/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to
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Cal. Notif. Date: 2019-04-24
Cal. Notif. Order: 5

SB19-029 Income Tax Residency Presumption For Military 
Comment: Signed by Governor on 3/15/19.
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Income Tax Residency Presumption For Military
Sponsors: L. Crowder / L. Landgraf | T. Sullivan
Summary:

Under current law, an individual in active duty military service whose home of record is Colorado and whose state of residence is a state other than Colorado is allowed to reacquire residency in Colorado and not pay Colorado state income tax on his or her military income.

The bill creates a presumption that the individual's state of residence is a state other than Colorado if the individual was stationed in another state and provides certain documentation to demonstrate that the other state was the individual's residence. If an individual is presumed to have a state of residence other than Colorado, the presumption may only be overcome with a preponderance of specific evidence that clearly establishes that the individual did not intend to change his or her residence to a state other than Colorado.


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

Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/23/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/28/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/29/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/31/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Finance
2/5/2019 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Finance
2/25/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/28/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/1/2019 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/4/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/5/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/11/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/11/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/12/2019 Sent to the Governor
3/15/2019 Governor Signed
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SB19-037 Wildfire Mitigation 
Comment: Died in S. State Affairs Cmte on 1/28/19.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Wildfire Mitigation
Sponsors: R. Woodward
Summary:

In connection with any land area that is owned by the federal or state government that is located either within the territorial boundaries of a county or outside of but within 5 miles of the territorial boundaries of a county, where a supply of wildfire fuel materials exists on the land that is sufficiently concentrated posing a substantial threat of causing or aggravating a wildfire in such area, or where the federal or state government has failed to create a defensible space on such land to reduce the potential for damage from a wildfire, section 1 of the bill permits the board of county commissioners of any county to use persons employed by the county or to contract with for-profit or not-for-profit organizations or entities to supply persons able to enter the federal or state land for the sole purpose of removing such fuel materials or creating such defensible space.

Under the bill, a person employed by or contracting with the county is not liable for any damages caused by any conduct he or she undertakes in accordance with this authority unless the person's conduct was due to willful misconduct, gross negligence, or bad faith.

Section 2 appropriates $10 million for the 2019-20 state fiscal year, from the general fund to the department of higher education for allocation to the Colorado state university system to be used for the forest restoration and wildfire mitigation grant program.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/28/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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SB19-051 Increase General Fund Funding For Transportation 
Comment: Assigned to S. Transp cmte but not scheduled for committee hearing yet. Fiscal note available. No state appropriation needed.
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Increase General Fund Funding For Transportation
Sponsors: R. Scott | J. Cooke
Summary: This bill increases the total amount transferred in FY 2019-20 by $190 million ($340 million total) from the General Fund to two cash funds in FY 2019-20 as follows: • an additional $161.5 million to the SHF; and • an additional $28.5 million to the HUTF for equal allocation to counties and municipalities.
Status: 1/8/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy + Appropriations
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SB19-053 California Motor Vehicle Emission Standards 
Comment: Bill died on 2/14/19 in Senate Health & Human Services Cmte.
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: California Motor Vehicle Emission Standards
Sponsors: J. Cooke
Summary:

The bill prohibits the air quality control commission from adopting motor vehicle emission standards that are more stringent than federal standards and from adopting the California motor vehicle emission standards and test procedures unless they are the same as the federal standards.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/8/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/14/2019 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely
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SB19-056 Veterans Employment Preference By Private Employer 
Comment: Bill died in Senate State Affairs Cmte.
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Veterans Employment Preference By Private Employer
Sponsors: D. Hisey / T. Carver
Summary:

The bill allows private employers to give preference to veterans of the armed forces or the National Guard when hiring, promoting, and retaining employees as long as the veterans are as qualified as other individuals. The bill clarifies that employers who adopt a program that gives preferences to veterans are not committing a discriminatory or unfair labor practice.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/10/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/30/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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SB19-072 Bill Of Rights Protected Person Under Guardianship 
Comment: Died in Senate Judiciary Cmte on 2/13/19.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Bill Of Rights Protected Person Under Guardianship
Sponsors: C. Holbert / K. Ransom | J. Melton
Summary: Established bill of rights for persons who are protected through a legal guardianship relationship. Bill required $600,000 and 4.8 FTE for Judicial Dept.
Status: 1/10/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/13/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
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SB19-076 CDOT Colorado Department Of Transportation Consulting Engineer Contracts 
Comment: Signed by Governor on 4/12/19.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: CDOT Colorado Department Of Transportation Consulting Engineer Contracts
Sponsors: R. Scott / J. Rich | D. Valdez
Summary:

The bill requires the efficiency and accountability committee of the department of transportation (CDOT) to study and report to the executive director of CDOT and the transportation commission its findings and any recommendations regarding specified issues relating to consulting engineer contracts for CDOT projects. CDOT must annually report to its legislative oversight committees, as part of its annual "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" hearing, regarding the findings and any recommendations reported by the efficiency and accountability committee and the position of CDOT with respect to the findings and any recommendations.


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

Status: 1/10/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
2/12/2019 Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/20/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/21/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/22/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
3/20/2019 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/22/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/25/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/26/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/2/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/2/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/3/2019 Sent to the Governor
4/12/2019 Governor Signed
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SB19-101 Prerequisites For Construction Of Managed Lanes 
Comment: Died in S. Transp cmte on 2/26.
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Prerequisites For Construction Of Managed Lanes
Sponsors: P. Lundeen / T. Carver
Summary: Prohibited CDOT or any enterprise of CDOT from constructing or designating a managed lane on a state highway unless certain conditions are met as prescribed in the bill.
Status: 1/23/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
2/26/2019 Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
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SB19-107 Broadband Infrastructure Installation 
Comment: Passed in S. Biz & Labor Cmte on 4/15/19 and strike-below amendment was adopted. Passed in S. Local Gov't on 4/16 and Scheduled for S. 2nd Rdg on 4/23/19.

PPACG took a support if amended position on 2/4/19.
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 24 2019
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE (CONTINUED)
(11) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Broadband Infrastructure Installation
Sponsors: K. Donovan / D. Roberts
Summary: Authorizes an electric utility or other electricity supplier to install and maintain above-ground broadband internet service infrastructure for internal use, for external use in providing broadband internet service, or for lease of any excess capacity to a broadband internet service provider. Also authorizes a provider to enter into a contract with a landowner to access an electric utility's existing easement on the landowner's private property if certain conditions are met as prescribed in the bill.
Status: 1/29/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology + Local Government
4/15/2019 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Local Government
4/16/2019 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/19/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/23/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
Cal. Notif. Committee:
Cal. Notif. Date: 2019-04-24
Cal. Notif. Order: 11

SB19-132 Senior Property Tax Exemption Medical Necessity 
Comment: Assigned to S. Finance Cmte. Not scheduled for cmte hearing yet.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Senior Property Tax Exemption Medical Necessity
Sponsors: B. Gardner / T. Carver
Summary:

The bill specifies that for property tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2020, a senior is deemed to be a 10-year owner-occupier of a primary residence that the senior has owned and occupied for less than 10 years and therefore qualifies for the senior property tax exemption for the residence if:

  • The senior would have qualified for the senior property tax exemption for the senior's former primary residence but for the fact that medical necessity required the senior to stop occupying the former primary residence;
  • The senior has not previously received the exemption for a former primary residence on the basis of medical necessity; and
  • The senior has not owned and occupied another primary residence since the senior first stopped occupying his or her former primary residence due to medical necessity.

"Medical necessity" is defined as a medical condition of a senior that a physician licensed to practice medicine in Colorado has certified, on a form developed by the state property tax administrator, as having required the senior to stop occupying the senior's prior primary residence.

When applying for such an exemption, a senior must provide to the assessor the form establishing proof of medical necessity.


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

Status: 2/4/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
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SB19-188 FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program 
Comment: Passed S. Finance Cmte on 4/9/19 with a strike-below amendment and passed in S. Approps on 4/16 after a delay. Scheduled for S. 2nd Rdg on 4/18 but delayed until 4/22.19.
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 24 2019
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS (CONTINUED)
(5) in senate calendar.
Short Title: FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program
Sponsors: F. Winter | A. Williams / M. Gray | M. Duran
Summary:

The bill creates the family and medical leave insurance (FAMLI) program and the division of family and medical leave insurance (division) in the department of labor and employment to provide partial wage replacement benefits to an eligible individual who takes leave from work:

  • To care for a new child or a family member with a serious health condition;
  • Because the eligible individual is unable to work due to the individual's own serious health condition or because the individual or a family member is the victim of abusive behavior; or
  • Due to certain needs arising from a family member's active duty service.

Each employee and employer in the state will pay one-half the cost of a premium as specified in the bill, which premium is based on a percentage of the employee's yearly wages. The premiums are deposited into the family and medical leave insurance fund, and family and medical leave benefits are paid to eligible individuals from the fund. The division is established as an enterprise, and premiums paid into the fund are not considered state revenues for purposes of the taxpayer's bill of rights (TABOR).


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

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
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Cal. Notif. Date: 2019-04-24
Cal. Notif. Order: 5

SB19-196 Colorado Quality Apprenticeship Training Act Of 2019 
Comment: Passed on S. 2nd Rdg on 4/16 and sent to H. State Affairs and scheduled for cmte hearing on 4/23/19.
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Colorado Quality Apprenticeship Training Act Of 2019
Sponsors: P. Lee | J. Danielson / A. Garnett | M. Duran
Summary:

The bill modifies procurement requirements for state contracts for public projects. The bill makes the following changes:

Apprenticeship utilization requirements: The general contractor for a public project financed in whole or in part by state money in the amount of $1 million or more is required to submit, prior to the contract award, documentation to the contracting agency that certifies that all subcontractors used on the project participate in apprenticeship training programs that have been approved by a federal or state apprenticeship agency and have a proven record of graduating apprentices at specified rates. The contractor is required to provide specified supporting documentation to the contracting agency and the agency is required to make the documentation available to the public on its website. A contractor that plans to submit a bid for a public project may request a waiver of the apprenticeship requirements and the contracting agency is required make public all waivers and the specific rationale for granting the waiver. The apprenticeship utilization requirements do not apply to the department of transportation.

Prevailing wage requirements: Any contractor who is awarded a contract for a public project, including an integrated project delivery contract, by an agency of government for $500,000 or more (public project), and any subcontractors working on the public project, are required to pay their employees a prevailing wage at weekly intervals. This requirement does not apply to contracts that include federal money. This requirement also does not apply to the department of transportation; except that the department of transportation is required to pay employees performing work on public projects, regardless of the amount of funding source of the project, in accordance with the federal "Davis-Bacon Act".

Before awarding a contract for a public project, an agency of government is required obtain the general prevailing rate of the regular, holiday, and overtime wages paid and the general prevailing payments on behalf of employees to lawful welfare, pension, vacation, apprentice training, and education funds in the state (wages) for each employee needed to execute the contract for the public project.

An agency of government is required to specify in the competitive solicitation for a public project and in the contract for such public project the general prevailing rate of the wages paid in the geographic locality for each employee needed to execute the contract. The contract is also required to include other specified information regarding the payment of wages. If the contractor or subcontractor fails to pay wages as are required by the contract, the contracting agency of government is not allowed to approve a warrant or demand for payment to the contractor until the contractor provides evidence that the wages have been paid

The executive director of the department of personnel is required to determine the applicable prevailing wage for public projects and is required to use appropriate wage determinations issued by the United States department of labor in accordance with the federal "Davis-Bacon Act" to establish the prevailing wage rates for the applicable trades or occupation for the geographic locality of the public project.

Each contractor awarded a contract for public project and each subcontractor who performs work on the public project is required to post in conspicuous places on the job site posters that contain the current prevailing rate of wages to execute the contract and the rights and remedies of any employee for nonpayment of any wages earned. The executive director of the department of personnel is required to create the posters and provide them to contractors and subcontractors.

The executive director of the department of personnel is required to establish a separate apprenticeship contribution rate under the prevailing wage requirements.

The bill specifies enforcement provisions, overseen by the department of labor and employment, for violations of the prevailing wage requirements and specifies that an employee or former employee of a contractor or subcontractor is allowed to bring a civil action for a violation of the prevailing wage requirements.


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

Status: 3/13/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/8/2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/11/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/12/2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments - Committee
4/15/2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/16/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/16/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/23/2019 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
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SB19-207 FY 2019-20 Long Bill 
Comment: Signed by Governor on 4/18/19.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: FY 2019-20 Long Bill
Sponsors: D. Moreno / D. Esgar
Summary:

Provides for the payment of expenses of the executive, legislative, and judicial departments of the state of Colorado, and of its agencies and institutions, for and during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, except as otherwise noted.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 3/25/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
3/26/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/27/2019 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/28/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/29/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
4/2/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/4/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/5/2019 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2019 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
4/11/2019 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
4/12/2019 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
4/12/2019 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
4/16/2019 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/17/2019 Sent to the Governor
4/17/2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/18/2019 Governor Signed
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SB19-239 Address Impacts Of Transportation Changes 
Comment: Scheduled in S. Transp cmte on 4/23/19.
Position: Oppose
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Address Impacts Of Transportation Changes
Sponsors: F. Winter | J. Bridges / M. Gray | C. Hansen
Summary:

The bill requires the department of transportation (CDOT) to convene and engage in robust consultation with a stakeholder group comprised of representatives of specified industries, workers, governmental entities, planning organizations, and interest groups that will potentially be affected by the adoption of new and emerging transportation technologies and business models. The stakeholder group is required to:

  • Examine the economic, environmental, and transportation system impacts of the adoption of new and emerging transportation technologies and business models;
  • Identify potential means of addressing the impacts that increase positive impacts and mitigate negative impacts; and
  • Present to CDOT, no later than November 1, 2019, a report of policy recommendations regarding the impacts examined and means of addressing those impacts with funding from the imposition of fees on the use of motor vehicles used for commercial purposes, as defined by the bill. The report must identify potential fees that are structured and reasonably calculated to:
  • Avoid causing the state to incur new or additional obligations to refund excess state revenue;
  • Generate sufficient revenue for the state and local governments to mitigate specified impacts to the transportation system;
  • Fund needed transportation infrastructure, including multimodal infrastructure and the infrastructure needed to support the adoption of zero-emissions vehicles;
  • Defray the administrative costs of fee collection;
  • Incentivize the adoption of zero-emissions vehicles for utilization as motor vehicles used for commercial purposes; and
  • Incentivize multiple passenger ride sharing for motor vehicles used for commercial purposes and the use of such vehicles as a first and last mile solution for users of public transit.

CDOT is required to report on the progress and policy recommendations of the stakeholder group, CDOT's preliminary plans and recommendations regarding the development and promulgation of rules, and any recommendations that CDOT has regarding the need for related legislation during its 2019 annual presentation to legislative oversight committees required by the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act". No later than October 1, 2020, within any statutory parameters established by the general assembly through legislation enacted during the 2020 legislative session, and giving strong consideration to the policy recommendations report provided by the stakeholder group, CDOT is required to promulgate rules to the extent necessary to effectively implement the bill. If the general assembly does not impose fees on motor vehicles used for commercial purposes through legislation enacted during the 2020 legislative session and instead enacts legislation that authorizes CDOT or any CDOT enterprise to impose such fees, the rules may impose fees to the extent authorized by the legislation. During the 2020 legislative interim, CDOT must present a final written report regarding the stakeholder group, rule-making processes, and rules promulgated to the transportation legislation review committee.


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

Status: 4/15/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
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SB19-254 Nursing Home Penalty Cash Fund 
Comment: Scheduled for S. Approps on 4/23/19.
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Thursday, April 25 2019
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS - CONSENT CALENDAR
(2) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Nursing Home Penalty Cash Fund
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger / K. Ransom
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. Currently, the department of public health and environment and the department of health care policy and financing may not expend money from the nursing home penalty cash fund for grants benefitting residents of nursing facilities by fostering innovation and improving quality of life and care at the facilities (grants) if the expenditures would cause the fund balance to fall below $1 million. The bill repeals this reserve and instead requires the medical services board to establish a minimum reserve that will have the same limit on expenditures for grants. The annual cap on expenditures for grants, which is $250,000 or possibly a lesser amount depending on whether the fund balance exceeds $2 million, is also repealed.

The sunset review of the use of grants and the related nursing home innovations grant board is also repealed.


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

Status: 4/17/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
4/23/2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
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Cal. Notif. Date: 2019-04-25
Cal. Notif. Order: 2