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Budget and General Interest Bills

HB20-1022 Sales And Use Tax Simplification Task Force 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp (D) | K. Van Winkle (R) / A. Williams (D) | J. Tate (R)
Summary:

Sales and Use Tax Simplification Task Force. The bill continues the sales and use tax simplification task force for 5 years, modifies the task force's duties, and removes the requirement that the task force undergo an evaluation by the department of regulatory agencies prior to the task force's repeal.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 0/0/2020 House Third Reading -
1/8/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
1/21/2020 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/21/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/21/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/24/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/27/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/28/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/9/2020 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Appropriations
Amendments:

House Journal, January 22
29 HB20-1022 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
30 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
31 recommendation:
32
33 Amend printed bill, page 3, after line 6 insert:
34
35 "(F) STREAMLINING AND POSSIBLY MAKING UNIFORM THE STATE
36 AND LOCAL SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES, INCLUDING
37 REVIEWING BEST PRACTICES AMONG STATES IN THIS AREA;".
38
39 Reletter succeeding sub-subparagraphs accordingly.
40
41

House Journal, February 21
25 HB20-1022 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
26 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
27 recommendation:
28
29 Amend printed bill, page 6, after line 20 insert:
30
31 "SECTION 4. Appropriation. (1) For the 2020-21 state fiscal
32 year, $34,836 is appropriated to the legislative department. This
33 appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the
34 department may use this appropriation as follows:
35 (a) $22,302 for use by the legislative council, which amount is
36 based on an assumption that the legislative council will require an
37 additional 0.3 FTE; and
38 (b) $12,534 for use by the office of legislative legal services,
39 which amount is based on an assumption that the office will require an
40 additional 0.2 FTE.".
41
42 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
43
44 Page 1, line 103, strike "AND".
45
46 Page 1, line 106, strike "REPEAL." and substitute "REPEAL, AND MAKING
47 AN APPROPRIATION.".
48
49


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HB20-1023 State Address Data For Sales And Use Tax Collection 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp (D) | K. Van Winkle (R) / A. Williams (D) | J. Tate (R)
Summary:

Sales and Use Tax Simplification Task Force. The bill:

  • Establishes a hold harmless provision for vendors who use the state's geographic information system database (GIS database) to determine the jurisdictions to which sales or use tax is owed and to calculate appropriate sales or use tax rates for individual addresses;
  • Requires the department of revenue to notify vendors when the GIS database is online, tested, and verified in writing by the department of revenue to be operational, supported, and available for use;
  • Specifies that the notification to vendors may be provided in any way that the department deems appropriate and must be accomplished within existing resources;
  • Requires the department of revenue to ensure that the GIS database data is at least 95% accurate based on a statistically valid sample of addresses from the database, or based on another acceptable method of proving accuracy;
  • Requires the executive director of the department of revenue to promulgate rules for the administration and use of the GIS database;
  • Specifies that the statutory section regarding certified address location databases used for collecting and remitting sales and use tax is repealed 90 days after the date that the revisor of statutes is notified by the department of revenue that a geographic information system that meets the defined scope of work set forth in the request for solicitation is online, tested, and verified in writing by the department of revenue to be operational, supported, and available for use; and
  • Requires the department of revenue to notify the revisor of statutes no later than 15 days after such a system is online, tested, and verified in writing by the department of revenue to be operational, supported, and available for use.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
1/21/2020 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
1/24/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
1/28/2020 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
1/29/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/3/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
2/19/2020 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/24/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/1/2020 Governor Signed
3/6/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/6/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/10/2020 Sent to the Governor
Amendments:

House Journal, January 22
1 HB20-1023 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
2 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
3 recommendation:
4
5 Amend printed bill, page 3, lines 2 and 3, strike "IN WRITING".
6
7 Page 3, line 4, after the period insert "NOTIFICATION TO VENDORS MAY BE
8 PROVIDED IN ANY WAY THAT THE DEPARTMENT DEEMS APPROPRIATE AND
9 MUST BE ACCOMPLISHED WITHIN EXISTING RESOURCES.".
10
11 Page 4, line 3, strike "IN WRITING".
12
13 Page 4, line 9, strike "IN WRITING".


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HB20-1024 Net Operating Loss Deduction Modifications 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: A. Benavidez (D) | M. Snyder (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Tax Expenditure Evaluation Interim Study Committee. Colorado taxpayers can claim a net operating loss deduction on their Colorado tax return. Unless statute otherwise provides, the state deduction is currently allowed in the same manner that a similar deduction is allowed under the internal revenue code to determine federal taxable income.

Under current law, corporate taxpayers in Colorado are allowed to carry forward their net operating loss deduction for the same number of years as allowed for a federal net operating loss. For many years, taxpayers were limited to a 20-year carryforward period for both state and federal taxes. The federal "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (TCJA), enacted in 2017, allowed federal taxpayers unlimited years to carry forward net operating losses. Because Colorado's statute specifies that net operating losses may be carried forward "for the same number of years as allowed for a federal net operating loss", the TCJA's change resulted in the same change to Colorado's law. The bill partially decouples the corporate net operating loss deduction from the federal net operating loss deduction by returning the state's carryforward period to 20 years for net operating losses generated in income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2021 .

The bill also repeals a state provision that was effective only for financial institutions, so that, for purposes of the period of years a loss can be carried forward, financial institutions will now be treated the same as any other taxpayer.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Status: 0/0/2020 House Second Reading -
0/0/2020 House Third Reading -
1/8/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
1/27/2020 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/14/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/19/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/21/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/25/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/27/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/28/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
3/10/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
Amendments:

House Journal, January 29
26 HB20-1024 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
27 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
28 recommendation:
29
30 Amend printed bill, page 3, lines 12 and 13, strike "FOR INCOME TAX
31 YEARS COMMENCING BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2021, net" and substitute "Net".
32
33 Page 3, line 14, after "corporations" insert "GENERATED IN INCOME TAX
34 YEARS COMMENCING BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2021,".
35
36 Page 3, line 17, strike "FOR" and substitute "NET OPERATING LOSSES OF
37 CORPORATIONS GENERATED IN".
38
39 Page 3, line 18, strike "NET OPERATING LOSSES OF CORPORATIONS".
40
41


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HB20-1039 Transparent State Web Portal Search Rules 
Comment: May improve the transparency and information accessibility for rulemaking by state agencies
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Coleman (D) | M. Baisley (R) / R. Zenzinger (D) | J. Tate (R)
Summary:

Effective January 1, 2021, the bill requires an agency that is or will be conducting rule-making proceedings to post several types of notifications regarding the proceedings on an easily searched rule-making transparency website and mobile application created and hosted by the statewide internet portal authority. The bill creates an online transparency task force. Interested legislators and the following individuals, or their designees, may participate in the task force:

  • The head of each principal department;
  • The state's chief information officer; and
  • The executive director of the statewide internet portal authority, who is chair of the task force.

The purpose of the task force is to recommend:

  • Ways to enhance citizens' online access to rules and the rule-making process and to increase the transparency of the rule-making process;
  • Options for the design and implementation of an integrated state rule-making web portal;
  • Common rule-making agency reporting formats, workflows, timelines, and protocols; and
  • An entity to manage the integrated state rule-making web portal.

The task force shall submit a written report that summarizes its recommendations by January 1, 2021, to the general assembly's committees of reference with jurisdiction over business and state affairs and cease operations upon submission of the report.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Status: 0/0/2020 House Second Reading -
1/8/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor + Appropriations
2/19/2020 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/21/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/26/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/27/2020 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/28/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/2/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/11/2020 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/13/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/23/2020 Sent to the Governor
Amendments:

House Journal, February 20
49 HB20-1039 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
50 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
51 recommendation:
52
53 Amend printed bill, page 2, strike lines 16 through 26.
54
55 Strike pages 3 through 5 and substitute:
1 "SECTION 2. Online transparency task force. (1) There is
2 hereby created the online transparency task force. Interested legislators
3 and the following individuals, or their designees, may participate in the
4 task force:
5 (a) The executive director of each principal department;
6 (b) The secretary of state;
7 (c) The chief information officer appointed pursuant to section
8 24-37.5-103, Colorado Revised Statutes; and
9 (d) The executive director of the statewide internet portal
10 authority appointed pursuant to section 24-37.7-104 (1)(o), Colorado
11 Revised Statutes.
12 (2) The task force member specified in subsection (1)(d) of this
13 section shall chair the task force and call the first meeting of the task
14 force as soon as possible. The task force shall meet as necessary at the
15 call of the chair to timely complete its duties.
16 (3) The purpose of the task force is to recommend ways to
17 enhance citizens' online access to rules and the rule-making process and
18 to increase the transparency of the rule-making process, including
19 potential improvements to existing online resources and the potential
20 creation of new online resources.
21 (4) The task force shall submit a written report that summarizes
22 its recommendations by January 1, 2021, to the general assembly's
23 committees of reference with jurisdiction over business and state affairs.
24 SECTION 3. Act subject to petition - effective date. This act
25 takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the
26 ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly (August
27 5, 2020, if adjournment sine die is on May 6, 2020); except that, if a
28 referendum petition is filed pursuant to section 1 (3) of article V of the
29 state constitution against this act or an item, section, or part of this act
30 within such period, then the act, item, section, or part will not take effect
31 unless approved by the people at the general election to be held in
32 November 2020 and, in such case, will take effect on the date of the
33 official declaration of the vote thereon by the governor.".
34
35

House Journal, February 27
13 Amendment No. 1, Business Affairs & Labor Report, dated February 19,
14 2020, and placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House
15 Journal, February 20, 2020.
16
17 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Coleman.
18
19 Amend the Business Affairs and Labor Committee Report, dated
20 February 19, 2020, page 1, strike lines 7 and 8 and substitute:
21
22 "(a) The head of each principal department listed in section
23 24-1-110, Colorado Revised Statutes;".
24
25 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
26
27 Page 1, line 14, strike "(1)(d)" and substitute "(1)(c)".
28
29 Page 1, line 17, after the period add "The task force shall give public
30 notice of its meetings and provide an opportunity for the public to attend
31 and comment on its proceedings.".
32
33 Page 1, line 18, strike "recommend ways to" and substitute "recommend:
34 (a) Ways to".
35
36 Page 1, line 22, strike "resources." and substitute "resources;
37 (b) Options for the design and implementation of an integrated
38 state rule-making web portal;
39 (c) Common rule-making agency reporting formats, workflows,
40 timelines, and protocols; and
41 (d) An entity to manage the integrated state rule-making web
42 portal.".
43
44 Page 2, line 3, strike "affairs." and substitute "affairs and cease operations
45 upon submission of the report.".
46
47 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
48 Reading and Final Passage.
49


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HB20-1089 Employee Protection Lawful Off-duty Activities 
Comment: PI'd. Specifically targets off-duty use of marijuana. Could impact all employers. Preserved exceptions allow limitation if there is an occupational prohibition on the activity or if the activity causes a conflict of interest for the employer.
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Melton (D)
Summary:

The bill prohibits an employer from terminating an employee for the employee's lawful off-duty activities that are lawful under state law even if those activities are not lawful under federal law.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/10/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
2/19/2020 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
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HB20-1093 County Authority License And Regulate Business 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. McCluskie (D) | J. Wilson (R) / K. Donovan (D) | B. Rankin (R)
Summary:

The bill grants a board of county commissioners the authority to license and regulate any business located or business activity occurring within the county, including short-term lodging rentals or advertising for such rentals, an owner or owner's agent who rents or advertises the owner's lodging unit for a short-term stay, and to fix the fees, terms, and manner for issuing and revoking licenses issued therefor.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Status: 0/0/2020 House Third Reading -
1/13/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
2/5/2020 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/10/2020 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/11/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/12/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
3/5/2020 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/10/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/11/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/16/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/16/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/16/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
Amendments:
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HB20-1096 Authorize Protected Series Of Limited Liability Company 
Comment: PI'd. Would authorize 'series LLCs' in CO - complicated LLC structure that segregates lines of business (primary applicability in insurance/hedge fund sectors, but could have applicability to other large business structures) More background: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jayadkisson/2018/06/18/understanding-the-uniform-protected-series-act-what-is-a-protected-series/#7b2f11405824
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: M. Baisley (R) / J. Sonnenberg (R) | R. Woodward (R)
Summary:

In response to the growing popularity of series limited liability companies (series LLCs) in the United States, in 2017 the Uniform Law Commission promulgated the "Uniform Protected Series Act" (UPSA or Act). The bill enacts the UPSA, effective January 1, 2021.

Subpart 1 contains general provisions. The UPSA uses the term "protected series" to highlight the internal liability shields that are a defining characteristic of the Act, and to avoid confusion with the term "series", which is often used to refer to classes of interests in business entities that do not affect liabilities to third parties. If the requirements of the UPSA are satisfied, then assets of one protected series (referred to as "associated assets") are not available to satisfy claims of creditors of the LLC or of other protected series of the series LLC.

Subpart 2 explains how to establish a protected series. Subpart 3 includes the record-keeping requirements that must be satisfied for an asset to qualify as an "associated asset" under the Act. Subpart 3 also provides rules for associating members with a protected series and addresses series transferable interests, management, and nonassociated members' rights to information.

Subpart 4 covers limitations on liability and enforcement of claims. The Act provides 2 types of liability shields: Vertical and horizontal. The traditional vertical shield protects equity holders and managers from status-based liability for an organization's obligations. The horizontal shield protects a protected series of a series LLC and its associated assets from liability for the debts, obligations, and other liabilities of the company or of another protected series of the company. A creditor may enforce a judgment against another protected series of a series LLC by pursuing assets owned by the company or by another protected series of the company if the UPSA's requirements are not satisfied for these other assets (or "nonassociated assets").

Subpart 5 addresses grounds for dissolution and provisions for winding up. Subpart 6 includes restrictions on mergers and other entity transactions involving series LLCs and protected series. Subpart 7 addresses foreign protected series. Subpart 8 addresses transitional issues.


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

Status: 1/13/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
2/27/2020 House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
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HB20-1109 Tax Credit Employer Contributions To Employee 529s 
Comment: Continues existing employer tax credit
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Monday, March 30 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS - CONSENT CALENDAR
(1) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: K. Van Winkle (R) | A. Garnett (D) / B. Gardner (R) | N. Todd (D)
Summary:

The bill extends the income tax credit for employer contributions to employee 529 qualified state tuition programs for an additional 10 years.


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

Status: 1/15/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
1/30/2020 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
2/14/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/14/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/18/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/19/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/21/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
3/5/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/13/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
Amendments:
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HB20-1130 Online Availability Of Judicial Opinions 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: M. Soper (R) | M. Weissman (D) / J. Bridges (D) | D. Hisey (R)
Summary:

The bill requires the judicial department to publish opinions of the Colorado supreme court and the Colorado court of appeals online. The opinions must be published online in a searchable format and be made available free of charge. Colorado supreme court and court of appeals opinions that are not published pursuant to state law or court rules are exempt from the online publishing requirement.


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

Status: 1/15/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary + Appropriations
1/28/2020 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/6/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/6/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/9/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/10/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
Amendments:

House Journal, January 29
30 HB20-1130 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
31 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
32 recommendation:
33
34 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 24, after "SECTION," insert "ON OR
35 BEFORE MARCH 1, 2022,".
36
37 Page 2, line 26, strike "CHARGE:" and substitute "CHARGE, EVERY OPINION
38 OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF COLORADO AND THE COURT OF
39 APPEALS.".
40
41 Page 3, strike lines 1 through 6.
42
43


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HB20-1154 Workers' Compensation 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: T. Kraft-Tharp (D) | K. Van Winkle (R) / V. Marble (R) | J. Bridges (D)
Summary:

The bill:

  • Clarifies when payments for benefits and penalties payable to an injured worker are deemed paid ( section 1 );
  • Adds guardian and conservator services to the list of medical aid that an employer is required to furnish to an employee who is incapacitated as a result of a work-related injury or occupational disease ( section 2 );
  • Requires a claimant for mileage reimbursement for travel related to obtaining compensable medical care to submit a request to the employer or insurer within 120 days after the expense is incurred and requires the employer or insurer to pay or dispute mileage within 30 days of submittal and to include in the brochure of claimants' rights an explanation of rights to mileage reimbursement and the deadline for filing a request ( sections 2 and 7 );
  • Clarifies that offsets to disability benefits granted by the federal "Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Amendments of 1965" only apply if the payments were not already being received by the employee at the time of the work-related injury ( section 3 );
  • Prohibits the reduction of an employee's temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, or medical benefits based on apportionment under any circumstances; limits apportionment of permanent impairment to specific situations; and declares that the employer or insurer bears the burden of proof, by a preponderance of evidence, at a hearing regarding apportionment of permanent impairment or permanent total disability benefits ( section 4 );
  • Adds the conditions that, in order for an employer or insurer to request the selection of an independent medical examiner when an authorized treating physician has not determined that the employee has reached maximum medical improvement (MMI), an examining physician must serve a written report to the authorized treating physician specifying that the examining physician has determined that the employee has reached MMI; the authorized treating physician must examine the employee at least 20 months after the date of the injury and determine that the employee has reached MMI; the authorized treating physician must be served with a written report indicating MMI; and the authorized treating physician has responded that the employee has not reached MMI or has failed to respond within 15 days after service of the report ( section 5 );
  • Changes the whole person impairment rating applicable to an injured worker from 25% to 19% for purposes of determining the maximum amount of combined temporary disability and permanent partial disability payments an injured worker may receive ( section 6 );
  • Prohibits an employer or insurer from withdrawing an admission of liability 2 years after the date the admission of liability on the issue of compensability was filed, except in cases of fraud ( section 7 );
  • Prohibits the director of the division of workers' compensation or an administrative law judge from determining issues of compensability or liability unless specific benefits or penalties are awarded or denied at the same time ( section 8 );
  • Clarifies the scope of authority of prehearing administrative law judges ( section 9 );
  • Increases the threshold amount that an injured worker must earn in order for permanent total disability payments to cease and allows for annual adjustment of the threshold amount starting in 2021 ( section 11 ); and
  • Clarifies the orders that are subject to review or appeal ( sections 10 and 12 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/17/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
2/12/2020 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to Appropriations
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HB20-1168 Deadly Force Against Intruder At A Business 
Comment: PI'd. Repeat of R bill to allow use of deadly force in a business; gun rights
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: S. Sandridge (R)
Summary:

The bill extends the right to use deadly physical force against an intruder under certain conditions to include owners, managers, and employees of a business.


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

Status: 1/28/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/18/2020 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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HB20-1169 Prohibit Discrimination Labor Union Participation 
Comment: PI'd
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: K. Ransom (R) | P. Neville (R) / B. Gardner (R) | V. Marble (R)
Summary:

The bill prohibits an employer from requiring union membership or payment of union dues as a condition of employment. The bill creates civil and criminal penalties for employer violations regarding union membership and authorizes the attorney general and the district attorney in each judicial district to investigate alleged violations and take action against a person believed to be in violation. The bill states that all-union agreements are unfair labor practices.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/28/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/25/2020 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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HB20-1179 Rule Review Bill 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: L. Herod (D) | M. Soper (R) / B. Gardner (R) | P. Lee (D)
Summary:

Committee on Legal Services. Based on the findings and recommendations of the committee on legal services, the bill extends all state agency rules that were adopted or amended on or after November 1, 2018, and before November 1, 2019, with the exception of the rules specifically listed in the bill. Those specified rules will expire as scheduled in the "State Administrative Procedure Act" on May 15, 2020, on the grounds that the rules either conflict with statute or lack statutory authority.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/29/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Legal Services
3/5/2020 House Committee on Legal Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/9/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/10/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/11/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/12/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Legal Services
3/13/2020 Senate Committee on Legal Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/13/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/14/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/16/2020 Sent to the Governor
Amendments:
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HB20-1193 Income Tax Benefits For Family Leave 
Comment: Rs answer to paid family leave; would create tax sheltered savings accounts (similar to ed/retirement savings)
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: L. Landgraf (R) | K. Van Winkle (R)
Summary:

The bill creates tax incentives to encourage employers to voluntarily support paid parental and medical leave programs for their eligible employees and to encourage eligible employees to save for time away from work during parental and medical leave.

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

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

An individual may annually contribute up to $5,000 of wages to a leave savings account. An employer may make a contribution to the employee's leave savings account in any amount. The department of health care policy and financing is required to establish a form for an individual to report information regarding leave savings accounts, and the individual must annually file this form with the department of revenue to be eligible for the tax benefit.

Section 3 allows an employee to claim a state income tax deduction for amounts they or their employer contribute to a leave savings account. A taxpayer is also allowed to deduct any interest or other income earned during the taxable year on the investment of money in their leave savings account.

Section 4 creates an income tax credit for an employer that pays an employee for leave that is between 8 and 12 weeks long. The leave must be for one of the same reasons for which an employee may use money in a leave savings account as specified above. The amount of the credit is equal to 15% of the amount paid, so long as the amount paid is at least 50% of the employee's regular salary for a specified time period.

Section 4 also creates an income tax credit for an employer that contributes to an employee's leave savings account. The amount of the credit is equal to 15% of the amount contributed to the account; except that a credit is not allowed for contributions to a leave savings account that exceed $3,000 in a single year.

Both credits are not refundable, but they may be carried forward up to 5 years.

The bill also specifies that for employers, an amount equal to the amount the taxpayer contributed to an employee's leave savings account and an amount equal to the amount the taxpayer paid in wages for an employee while on family leave, to the extent an income tax credit is claimed, will be added to the taxpayer's federal taxable income.


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

Status: 1/30/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
Amendments:
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HB20-1222 Veterans Hiring Preference 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: T. Carver (R) / D. Hisey (R) | N. Todd (D)
Summary:

Because the United States equal employment opportunity commission and the federal courts have found that a private employer's veterans preference employment policy is not a violation of Title VII of the "Civil Rights Act of 1964" if there is a basis for the policy in state law, the bill creates a statutory basis to allow a private employer to give preference to a veteran of the armed forces or the National Guard and the spouse of a disabled veteran or a veteran killed in the line of duty when hiring a new employee as long as the veteran or the spouse is as qualified as other applicants for employment. The bill clarifies that an employer who adopts a program that gives preferences to veterans or their spouses is not committing a discriminatory or unfair labor practice.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/31/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
3/10/2020 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
Amendments:
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HB20-1233 Basic Life Functions In Public Spaces 
Comment: PI'd
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Melton (D) | A. Benavidez (D)
Summary:

The bill prohibits the state and any city, county, city and county, municipality, or other political subdivision (government entity) from restricting any person from:

  • Conducting basic life functions in a public space unless the government entity can offer alternative adequate shelter to the person and the person denies the alternative adequate shelter; and
  • Occupying a motor vehicle, provided that the motor vehicle is legally parked on public property or parked on private property with the permission of the property owner.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/31/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
2/26/2020 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

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HB20-1244 Department of Education Supplemental 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of education.


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

Status: 2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/5/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/25/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/25/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/4/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:
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HB20-1245 Department of Governor, Lt. Governor, & OSPB Supplemental 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriations are made to the offices of the governor, lieutenant governor, and state planning and budgeting.


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

Status: 2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/5/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/25/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/25/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/4/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:
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HB20-1246 Department of Health Care Policy & Financing Supplemental 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of health care policy and financing.


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

Status: 2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/5/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/25/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/25/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/4/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:
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HB20-1247 Department of Higher Education Supplemental 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of higher education.


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

Status: 2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/5/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
2/25/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/25/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/26/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/4/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:
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HB20-1248 Department of Human Services Supplemental 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of human services.


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

Status: 2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/5/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/25/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/25/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/4/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:
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HB20-1251 Department of Local Affairs Supplemental 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of local affairs.


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

Status: 2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/5/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/25/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/25/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/4/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:
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HB20-1253 Department of Natural Resources Supplemental 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of natural resources.


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

Status: 2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/5/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/25/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/25/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/4/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:
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HB20-1254 Department of Personnel Supplemental 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of personnel.


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

Status: 2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/5/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/25/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/25/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/4/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:
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HB20-1255 Department of Public Health & Environment Supplemental 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of public health and environment.


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

Status: 2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/5/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/25/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/25/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/4/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:
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HB20-1257 Department of Revenue Supplemental 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of revenue.


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

Status: 2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/5/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/25/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/25/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/4/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:
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HB20-1258 Department of Treasury Supplemental 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of the treasury.


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

Status: 2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/5/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/25/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/25/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/4/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:
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HB20-1259 Capital Construction Supplemental 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriations are made for capital construction projects.


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

Status: 2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/5/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
2/25/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/25/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/4/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:
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HB20-1260 School Finance Adjustment To 2019-20 Total Program 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | J. McCluskie (D) / R. Zenzinger (D) | B. Rankin (R)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The general assembly recognizes that the actual funded pupil count and the actual at-risk pupil count for the 2019-20 budget year are higher than anticipated when the appropriation amount was established during the 2019 legislative session, resulting in an increase in total program for the 2019-20 budget year.

In addition, specific ownership tax revenue was less than anticipated, but local property tax revenue was more than anticipated, resulting in a net increase in the local share of total program funding. The increase in the local share of total program funding offsets a portion of the increase in total program.

The bill declares the general assembly's intent to maintain the budget stabilization factor at the dollar amount of the original appropriation.

In addition, the total program amount set forth in statute must be increased to reflect the passage of House Bill 19-1262, concerning state funding for full-day kindergarten.

The bill makes an appropriation to increase the state share of total program.


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

Status: 2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/5/2020 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/6/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/2/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/3/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/3/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/11/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, February 4
45 HB20-1260 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
46 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
47 recommendation:
48
49 Amend printed bill, page 1, line 102, strike "YEAR." and substitute "YEAR,
50 AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
51
52


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HB20-1262 Housing Assistance Justice System Transition Money 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | J. McCluskie (D) / D. Moreno (D) | R. Zenzinger (D)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The housing assistance for persons transitioning from the criminal or juvenile justice system cash fund (cash fund), which is administered by the division of housing in the department of local affairs (division), currently includes reversions from unspent general fund appropriations to the division of criminal justice. The bill repeals these reversions. and replaces it with money that the division receives from the department of corrections or the department of human services from amounts the general assembly appropriated to those departments for persons transitioning from the criminal or juvenile justice system. The bill also adds explicit authority for the general assembly to appropriate this money to the departments of corrections and human services.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Status: 2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/5/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/10/2020 - No Amendments
2/10/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/12/2020 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
2/13/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
2/25/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/27/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/28/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/6/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/6/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/10/2020 Sent to the Governor
Amendments:

House Journal, February 12
8 Amendment No. 1, by Representative Singer.
9
10 Amend printed bill, page 2, strike lines 14 through 22.
11
12 Page 3, strike lines 1 through 10.
13
14 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
15
16 Page 3, strike lines 22 through 27.
17
18 Page 4, strike lines 1 and 2 and substitute "cash fund. Subject to".
19
20 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
21 Reading and Final Passage.
22


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HB20-1291 Uniform Collaborative Law Act 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: K. Tipper (D) / B. Gardner (R)
Summary:

The bill enacts the "Uniform Collaborative Law Act" (act). The bill authorizes a collaborative law process whereby disputes are resolved without intervention by a court or other tribunal. It specifies:

  • Requirements for a collaborative law participation agreement including that both sides be represented and advised by collaborative law lawyers; and
  • That communications made during the collaborative law process are confidential and may not be used in later proceedings except in specified situations.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 2/11/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/3/2020 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/5/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/6/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/9/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/10/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
Amendments:

House Journal, March 4
29 HB20-1291 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
30 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
31 recommendation:
32
33 Amend printed bill, page 10, strike lines 10 through 27 and substitute:
34
35 "13-24-110. (Reserved)".
36
37 Printed bill, page 12, line 11, strike "process." and substitute "process -
38 informed consent."
39
40 Page 18, line 4, strike "13-24-110,".
41
42 Page 18, after line 17 insert:
43
44 "13-24-123. Authority of supreme court. NOTHING IN THIS
45 ARTICLE 24 IMPINGES UPON THE AUTHORITY OF THE COLORADO SUPREME
46 COURT TO REGULATE THE CONDUCT OF ATTORNEYS IN THIS STATE.".
47
48

House Journal, March 5
51 Amendment No. 1, Judiciary Report, dated March 3, 2020, and placed in
52 member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, March 4, 2020.
53
54 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Tipper.
55
1 Amend printed bill, page 12, after line 10 insert:
2
3 "(2) NOTHING IN SECTION 13-24-117 WAIVES THE PROVISIONS OF
4 RULE 1.6 (b) OF THE COLORADO RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.".
5
6 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
7 Reading and Final Passage.
8


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HB20-1308 Nonsubstantive Emails And Open Meetings Law 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Monday, March 30 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(19) in house calendar.
Sponsors: J. Arndt (D) / J. Ginal (D)
Summary:

Under current provisions of the Open Meetings Law (OML), if elected officials use electronic mail to discuss pending legislation or other public business among themselves, the electronic mail constitutes a meeting that is subject to the OML's requirements. The bill substitutes the word "exchange" for the word "use" in describing the type of electronic mail communication that triggers the application of the OML.

The bill clarifies existing statutory provisions to specify that electronic mail communication between elected officials that does not relate to the merits or substance of pending legislation or other public business is not a meeting for OML purposes. Under the bill, the type of electronic communication that also does not constitute a meeting for OML purposes includes electronic communication regarding scheduling and availability as well as electronic communication that is sent by an elected official for the purpose of forwarding information, responding to an inquiry from an individual who is not a member of the state or local public body, or posing a question for later discussion by the public body.


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

Status: 2/21/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government
3/10/2020 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/13/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/14/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/30/2020 - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

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HB20-1309 Income Tax Credit For Telecommuting Employees 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: R. Holtorf (R) / L. Crowder (R)
Summary:

The bill creates a temporary income tax credit for employers in an amount of $1,000 for each employee that is allowed to telecommute at least two-thirds of the time that the employee is expected to work. Any part of the income tax credit that is not used may be carried forward for a 10-year period but may not be refunded.


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

Status: 2/21/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor + Finance + Appropriations
Amendments:
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HB20-1329 Department SMART Act Report Unfunded Programs 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: C. Kipp (D) | L. Saine (R) / N. Todd (D) | P. Lundeen (R)
Summary:

Section 1 of the bill requires a department to annually submit a report of all unfunded programs (report) to staff of legislative council (staff) along with a SMART Act report. An "unfunded program" is defined as any program, service, study, or other function that a department is required or permitted by law to undertake, but for which the department has not received an appropriation or money from any other source for the last 6 fiscal years. Staff will provide the report to the applicable SMART Act joint committee of reference and a compilation of the reports to the statutory revision committee. The department is required to include the report in its SMART Act presentation to the joint committee of reference.

Section 2 authorizes the statutory revision committee to recommend legislation to repeal an unfunded program included in the report.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/25/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
3/5/2020 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/10/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/11/2020 - No Amendments
3/11/2020 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/12/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/12/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB20-1345 Fiscal Year 2020-21 Legislative Appropriation Bill 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Monday, March 30 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(5) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: A. Garnett (D) | P. Neville (R) / S. Fenberg (D) | C. Holbert (R)
Summary:

The bill makes appropriations for matters related to the legislative department for the 2020-21 state fiscal year.


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

Status: 3/4/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
3/6/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/6/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/9/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/10/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
3/13/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Amendments:

House Journal, March 6
48 HB20-1345 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
49 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
50 recommendation:
51
52 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 2, strike "$54,220,436" and substitute
53 "$54,220,461".
54
55 Page 2, line 3, strike "$52,984,814" and substitute "$52,984,839".
56
1 Page 3, line 13, strike "$660,384" and substitute "$660,409".
2
3


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HB20-1348 Additional Liability Under Respondeat Superior 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: C. Kennedy (D) / J. Gonzales (D)
Summary:

A recent Colorado supreme court case held that in a civil action when an employer admits liability for the tortious actions of its employee, the plaintiff cannot assert additional claims against the employer arising out of the same incident. The bill allows a plaintiff to bring such claims against an employer.


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

Status: 3/5/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

HB20-1349 Colorado Affordable Health Care Option 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Roberts (D) | C. Kennedy (D) / K. Donovan (D)
Summary:

Beginning January 1, 2022, the bill requires a health insurance carrier (carrier) that offers an individual health benefit plan in this state to offer a Colorado option plan in the Colorado counties where the carrier offers the individual health benefit plan. The commissioner of insurance (commissioner) is required to develop and implement a Colorado option plan that must:

  • Be offered to Colorado residents who purchase health insurance in the individual market;
  • Implement a standardized plan that:
  • Allows consumers to easily compare health benefit plans; and
  • Provides first-dollar, predeductible coverage for certain services;
  • Include the essential health benefits package;
  • Provide different, specific levels of coverage;
  • Include a hospital reimbursement rate formula;
  • Require hospital participation;
  • Require a minimum medical loss ratio of 85%; and
  • Require carriers and pharmacy benefit management firms to pass rebate savings through to consumers and document the savings and pass-through in a form and manner determined by the commissioner.

The Colorado option advisory board (board) is created to advise and make recommendations to the commissioner on all aspects of the Colorado option plan.

The bill authorizes the commissioner to promulgate rules to develop, implement, and operate the Colorado option plan, including:

  • Expanding the Colorado option plan to the small group market;
  • Establishing a hospital reimbursement rate formula; and
  • Requiring carriers to offer the Colorado option plan in specific counties.

If a hospital refuses to participate in the Colorado option plan, the department of public health and environment may issue a warning, impose fines, or suspend, revoke, or impose conditions on the hospital's license.

The commissioner, in consultation with the board, is required to evaluate the Colorado option plan beginning July 1, 2024, and each year thereafter.


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

Status: 3/5/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance + Appropriations
3/11/2020 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to Appropriations
Amendments:

House Journal, March 12
54 HB20-1349 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
55 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
1 recommendation:
2
3 Amend printed bill, page 2, strike lines 2 through 4.
4
5 Page 3, strike lines 1 through 8.
6
7 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
8
9 Page 6, line 9, after "MEDICARE." insert "FOR A HOSPITAL THAT IS
10 REIMBURSED THROUGH THE MEDICARE PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM,
11 THE MEDICARE REIMBURSEMENT RATE IS BASED ON THE PROSPECTIVE
12 PAYMENT SYSTEM RATES. FOR A CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL, THE
13 MEDICARE REIMBURSEMENT RATE IS BASED ON ALLOWABLE COSTS AS
14 REPORTED IN MEDICARE COST REPORTS AND THE HISTORICAL
15 COST-TO-CHARGE RATIOS FOR THE SPECIFIC HOSPITAL.".
16
17 Page 11, line 10, strike "10-16-1207;" and substitute "10-16-1208;".
18
19 Page 12, line 1, after "STATE," insert "WITH AN AFFIRMATIVE VOTE OF THE
20 MAJORITY OF THE VOTING MEMBERS OF THE BOARD,".
21
22 Page 12, after line 10 insert:
23
24 "(c) FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF SATISFYING THE REQUIREMENT IN
25 SUBSECTION (1)(b) OF THIS SECTION, A LICENSED HEALTH CARE COVERAGE
26 COOPERATIVE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 10-16-1002 (2) THAT IS OPERATING
27 IN A COUNTY IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE TWO REQUIRED CARRIERS FOR
28 THAT COUNTY. UPON RATE-FILING BY A LICENSED HEALTH CARE
29 COVERAGE COOPERATIVE AND A CARRIER, IN THE INDIVIDUAL, SMALL
30 GROUP, OR LARGE GROUP MARKET, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL EXEMPT
31 THE CARRIER FROM OFFERING THE COLORADO OPTION PLAN IN THAT
32 COUNTY.".
33
34 Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.
35
36 Page 14, line 9, strike "TO MITIGATE" and substitute "DESIGNED TO
37 PREVENT".
38
39 Page 14, line 11 after "LINE;" insert "AND".
40
41 Page 14, strike lines 13 through 16 and substitute "BASED ON THE
42 ACTUARIAL VALUE OF SILVER PLANS.".
43
44 Page 16, lines 10 and 11, strike "HOSPITAL-BASED HEALTH CARE
45 PROVIDERS IN COLORADO" and substitute "A STATEWIDE,
46 MULTI-SPECIALTY ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING PHYSICIANS".
47
48 Page 16, strike lines 16 through 22 and substitute:
49
50 "(5) (a) THE COMMISSIONER MAY, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE
51 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE POLICY AND FINANCING AND THE BOARD,
52 EXEMPT A HOSPITAL FROM OR CHANGE THE HOSPITAL REIMBURSEMENT
53 RATE FORMULA IF THE HOSPITAL:
54 (I) DEMONSTRATES THAT THE HOSPITAL REIMBURSEMENT RATE
55 FOR THAT HOSPITAL WILL REQUIRE THE HOSPITAL TO CEASE CURRENT
1 LEVELS OF SERVICE AS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE COLORADO OPTION PLAN;
2 OR
3 (II) IS NEGOTIATING A CONTRACT IN GOOD FAITH WITH A LICENSED
4 HEALTH CARE COVERAGE COOPERATIVE AS DEFINED IN SECTION
5 10-16-1002 (2) TO SET REIMBURSEMENT RATES.".
6
7 Page 17, strike lines 3 through 16 and substitute:
8
9 "10-16-1207. Colorado option plan - expansion into the small
10 group market - rules. (1) ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 2024, WITH AN
11 AFFIRMATIVE VOTE OF THE MAJORITY OF THE BOARD AND IN
12 CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE POLICY AND
13 FINANCING AND AFTER CONSIDERATION OF THE EVALUATION REQUIRED IN
14 SECTION 12-16-1208, THE COMMISSIONER MAY PROMULGATE RULES TO
15 EXPAND THE COLORADO OPTION PLAN TO THE SMALL GROUP MARKET.
16 (2) IN PROMULGATING RULES PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (1) OF
17 THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL:
18 (a) ENSURE THAT A COLORADO OPTION PLAN OFFERED IN THE
19 SMALL GROUP MARKET MEETS ALL OF THE CRITERIA REQUIRED IN SECTION
20 10-16-1205 FOR THE COLORADO OPTION PLAN OFFERED IN THE INDIVIDUAL
21 MARKET; AND
22 (b) CONSIDER WHETHER PARTICIPATION IN A LICENSED HEALTH
23 CARE COVERAGE COOPERATIVE, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 10-16-1002 (2),
24 WOULD MEET THE REQUIREMENTS TO OFFER THE COLORADO OPTION PLAN
25 IN THE SMALL GROUP MARKET.".
26
27 Renumber succeeding C.R.S. section accordingly.
28
29 Page 17, line 21, after "FINDINGS" insert "AT A PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
30 BOARD PURSUANT TO SECTION 10-16-1204 (2) AND".
31
32 Page 19, line 19, after "PLAN" add "IN THE RELEVANT NETWORK AREA".
33
34 Page 19, line 23, strike "SHALL" and substitute "MAY".
35
36


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HB20-1353 Competitive Solicitation Under Procurement Code 
Comment: Expands term RFP (with regard to state agency processes) to include other methods of competitive solicitation
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Coleman (D)
Summary:

A request for proposals (RFP) is one of many types of competitive solicitation methods that a state agency is authorized to use pursuant to the state "Procurement Code" (Code). Legislation enacted by the general assembly often directs a state agency to issue an RFP for a project rather than generally requiring the state agency to use a method of competitive solicitation authorized by the Code.

The bill specifies that when a law requires a state agency to issue an RFP pursuant to the Code, the law will be construed to require a competitive solicitation pursuant to the Code, as deemed most appropriate and efficient for the project by the state agency, rather than only an RFP.


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

Status: 3/6/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


SB20-019 Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning Tax Policy 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Monday, March 30 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(9) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: J. Tate (R) / A. Benavidez (D) | R. Bockenfeld (R)
Summary:

Tax Expenditure Evaluation Interim Study Committee. The bill creates the legislative oversight committee concerning tax policy (committee), and the associated task force (task force).

The committee is required to consider the policy considerations contained in the tax expenditure evaluations prepared by the state auditor and is responsible for the oversight of the task force. The committee may recommend legislative changes that are treated as bills recommended by an interim legislative committee.

The task force is required to study tax policy and develop and propose for committee consideration any modifications to the current system of state and local taxation.

The task force is also authorized, upon request by a committee member, to provide evidence-based feedback on the potential benefits or consequences of a legislative or other policy proposal not directly affiliated with or generated by the task force, including any bill or resolution introduced by the general assembly that affects tax policy.


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

Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/6/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
2/18/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/13/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 19
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-019 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 3, strike lines 20 and 21.

Page 3, line 26, strike "SIX" and substitute "TEN".

Page 3, line 27, after "SENATORS" insert "AND ONE NONLEGISLATIVE
MEMBER WITH EXPERIENCE IN MATTERS OF TAX POLICY, ECONOMICS, OR
COMMERCE".

Page 4, line 2, after "SENATOR" insert "AND ONE NONLEGISLATIVE
MEMBER WITH EXPERIENCE IN MATTERS OF TAX POLICY, ECONOMICS, OR
COMMERCE".

Page 4, line 4, after "REPRESENTATIVES" insert "AND ONE
NONLEGISLATIVE MEMBER FROM A STATEWIDE ORGANIZATION
REPRESENTING COLORADO COUNTIES, MUNICIPALITIES, CITIES, OR
TOWNS".

Page 4, line 6, after "REPRESENTATIVE" insert "AND ONE NONLEGISLATIVE
MEMBER FROM A STATEWIDE ORGANIZATION REPRESENTING COLORADO
COUNTIES, MUNICIPALITIES, CITIES, OR TOWNS".

Page 4, strike lines 7 through 9 and substitute:

"(c) (I) THE NONLEGISLATIVE MEMBERS SHALL SERVE AS NON-
VOTING MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE.
(II) APPOINTEES TO THE COMMITTEE MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE
WITH OR INTEREST IN THE STUDY AREAS OF THE COMMITTEE.".

Renumber succeeding subparagraph accordingly.

Page 5, strike lines 9 through 11 and substitute "NECESSARY FOR THE
OPERATION OF THE COMMITTEE.".

Page 5, line 12, strike "MEMBERS" and substitute "LEGISLATIVE
MEMBERS".

Page 5, line 18, strike "THEY DEEM" and substitute "EACH DEEMS".

Page 5, line 19, strike "(I)".

Page 5, strike lines 21 through 25.

Page 5, line 26, strike "(I)".

Page 6, strike lines 2 and 3 and substitute:

"(c) THE COMMITTEE SHALL STUDY TAX POLICY AND MAY
DEVELOP ANY MODIFICATIONS TO THE CURRENT SYSTEM OF STATE AND
LOCAL TAXATION.
(d) UPON REQUEST BY A LEGISLATOR OR A LEGISLATIVE MEMBER
OF THE COMMITTEE, THE COMMITTEE SHALL PROVIDE EVIDENCE-BASED
FEEDBACK ON THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OR CONSEQUENCES OF A
LEGISLATIVE OR OTHER POLICY PROPOSAL NOT DIRECTLY AFFILIATED
WITH OR GENERATED BY THE COMMITTEE, INCLUDING ANY BILL OR
RESOLUTION INTRODUCED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT AFFECTS
TAX POLICY. THE FEEDBACK MUST BE PROVIDED WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF
THE REQUEST AND REMAIN AS CONCISE AS POSSIBLE WHILE CAPTURING
ANY AVAILABLE EVIDENCE. IF THE COMMITTEE CANNOT IDENTIFY
EVIDENCE TO EFFECTIVELY INFORM A RESPONSE, THE FEEDBACK WILL
INDICATE A LACK OF EVIDENCE.
(e) THE COMMITTEE MAY WORK WITH AND DEVELOP
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER STATE AGENCIES, GROUPS, INTERIM
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES, TASK FORCES, ORGANIZATIONS, OR STATEWIDE
INITIATIVES THAT ARE PURSUING ISSUES AND POLICY INITIATIVES SIMILAR
TO THOSE ADDRESSED IN THIS SUBSECTION (2) IN ORDER TO LEVERAGE
EFFICIENT POLICY-MAKING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH COLLABORATIVE
EFFORTS.".

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 6, line 12 strike "AND THE TASK FORCE".

Page 6, strike lines 17 through 27.

Strike pages 7 through 11.

Page 12, strike lines 1 through 3.

Renumber succeeding C.R.S. section number accordingly.
Trans-
portation &
Energy


Senate Journal, March 13
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-019 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 12, after line 5 insert:

"SECTION 2. Appropriation. (1) For the 2020-21 state fiscal
year, $80,222 is appropriated to the legislative department. This
appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the
department may use this appropriation as follows:
(a) $31,572 for use by the legislative council, which amount is
based on an assumption that the legislative council will require an
additional 0.5 FTE;
(b) $43,005 for use by the the office of legislative legal services,
which amount is based on an assumption that the office will require an
additional 0.6 FTE; and
(c) $5,645 for use by the general assembly.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 1, line 102, strike "POLICY." and substitute "POLICY, AND, IN
CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".


Appro-
priations


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SB20-020 Reduce The State Income Tax Rate 
Comment: PI'd
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Sonnenberg (R) / R. Pelton (R) | R. Holtorf (R)
Summary:

For income tax years commencing on and after January 1, 2020, the bill:

  • Reduces both the individual and the corporate state income tax rate from 4.63% to 4.49%; and
  • Reduces the state alternative minimum tax by 0.14%.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/22/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


SB20-021 Tax Expenditure Bill Requirements 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Tate (R) / M. Snyder (D) | A. Benavidez (D)
Summary:

Tax Expenditure Evaluation Interim Study Committee. Current law requires a legislative declaration stating the intended purpose of a new tax expenditure or the intended purpose for extending an expiring tax expenditure. The bill expands that law by:

  • Requiring a statutory legislative declaration, not nonstatutory;
  • Requiring any bill that creates a new tax expenditure to include a repeal of the expenditure after a specified period of tax years and any bill that extends an expiring tax expenditure to extend the expenditure for a specified period of tax years; and
  • Requiring the statement of the intended purpose to be a part of a tax preference performance statement, which includes:
  • The classification of the type of the tax expenditure; and
  • Detailed information regarding the legislative purpose of the tax expenditure, which, at minimum, includes clear, relevant, and ascertainable metrics and data requirements that allow the tax expenditure to be measured for effectiveness in achieving the intended purpose.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/6/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/14/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/18/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/19/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

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SB20-034 Statutory Revision Committee Annual Report 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Moreno (D) | R. Zenzinger (D) / H. McKean (R) | J. Arndt (D)
Summary:

Statutory Revision Committee. Current law requires the statutory revision committee to report its findings and recommendations to the legislature on or before November 15 of each year. The bill requires the annual report to occur on or before July 1 of each year.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 0/0/2020 House Second Reading -
1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/22/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/27/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/28/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/28/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/6/2020 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/11/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/14/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/14/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/18/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/27/2020 Sent to the Governor
2/27/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/5/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

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SB20-049 Senior Property Tax Exemption Medical Necessity 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: B. Gardner (R) / T. Carver (R) | S. Beckman (R)
Summary:

The bill specifies that for property tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2021, 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 the form establishing proof of medical necessity.


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

Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Finance
1/29/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

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SB20-062 Enactment of CRS 2019 
Comment: Watch for any amendments
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: B. Gardner (R) | P. Lee (D) / L. Herod (D) | M. Soper (R)
Summary:

Committee on Legal Services. The bill enacts the softbound volumes of the Colorado Revised Statutes 2019 as the positive and statutory law of the state of Colorado and establishes the effective date of said publication.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 0/0/2020 House Second Reading -
1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
1/22/2020 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/27/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/28/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/28/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
2/13/2020 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/19/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/20/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/21/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
2/27/2020 Sent to the Governor
2/27/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/5/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

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SB20-063 Recodify Statutes Concerning Department Of Law 
Comment: Nonsubstantive recodification. Watch for any amendments.
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: P. Lee (D) / M. Weissman (D) | H. McKean (R)
Summary:

The bill recodifies statutory provisions governing the department of law, especially by replacing outmoded language with updated terms and usage.

Section 1 of the bill repeals outmoded language regarding internal divisions within the department of law (department). Section 2 specifies the powers and duties of the attorney general. Section 3 enumerates internal divisions of the department. Section 4 updates the statutory provision authorizing the appointment of the chief deputy attorney general. Section 5 concerns the appointment and qualifications of the solicitor general.

Section 6 updates statutory provisions governing the victims' services coordinator. Section 7 updates statutory provisions governing money received by the attorney general. This section specifies that any money received by the attorney general belonging to the state or received by the attorney general in his or her official capacity must be paid as soon as practicable to the department of the treasury. Moreover, generally, the attorney general has such legal duties in regard to the activities of the state and its various departments, boards, commissions, bureaus, and agencies as are imposed by law. Section 8 specifies requirements pertaining to the legal services the attorney general provides to state agencies. Section 9 clarifies that nothing in the bill is to be construed as affecting, limiting, or supplanting the common law authority of the attorney general or the department.

Section 10 specifies requirements governing the provision of identification cards to retired peace officers.

Section 12 concerns legal representation of the state auditor. This section specifies that the duty of providing legal representation or otherwise rendering legal services to the state auditor in connection with the auditor's performance of his or her functions and duties is shared between the office of legislative legal services and the attorney general.

Section 14 repeals existing outmoded sections of law.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 0/0/2020 House Second Reading -
1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
1/22/2020 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
1/27/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
1/28/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
1/28/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
2/6/2020 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/12/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/14/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/18/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/19/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/2/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/4/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/4/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/11/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, January 23
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-063 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Amend printed bill, page 4, line 23, strike "AGENCIES;" and substitute
"AGENCIES EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SECTION 24-31-111 (5);".

Page 13, strike lines 11 through 13 and substitute "STATE AUDITOR, THE
AGENCY MAY EMPLOY COUNSEL OF ITS".

Page 14, line 6, strike "20-___" and substitute "20-063".


Education



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SB20-080 Consumer Protection Act Damages 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: R. Rodriguez (D) / S. Woodrow
Summary:

The bill amends the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act" (act) to state that a plaintiff in an individual action may be awarded damages equal to the sum of $500 per violation.

The bill also amends the act to state that, under the act, a class action may be brought and damages may be awarded to the class.


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

Status: 1/13/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/19/2020 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/24/2020 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 02/26/2020 - No Amendments
2/26/2020 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/2/2020 Senate Second Reading Lost - No Amendments
3/3/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/3/2020 Senate Second Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
3/4/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

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SB20-093 Consumer And Employee Dispute Resolution Fairness 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: M. Foote (D) | S. Fenberg (D) / D. Jackson (D) | M. Weissman (D)
Summary:

The bill enacts the "Consumer and Employee Dispute Resolution Fairness Act" (act). For certain consumer and employment arbitrations, the act:

  • Prohibits the waiver of standards for and challenges for evident partiality prior to a claim being filed and requires any waiver of such provisions after the claim is filed to be in writing;
  • Provides that the right of a party to challenge an arbitrator based on evident partiality is waived if not raised within a reasonable time of learning of the information leading to the challenge but that such right is not waived if caused by the opposing party;
  • Authorizes the nonobjecting party to seek provisional remedies from court if a party objects to an arbitrator and the parties are not able to agree on an arbitrator;
  • Establishes ethical standards for arbitrators; and
  • Requires specified public disclosures by arbitration services providers to the parties but includes protections for certain confidential information.

The bill also requires an individual arbitrator for certain consumer and employment arbitrations to make additional disclosures of information that might affect the arbitrator's impartiality.

The bill specifies how attorney fees and other reasonable expenses are to be awarded if a court vacates an award because of an arbitrator's evident partiality or failure to make required disclosures. and clarifies when appeals of orders may be made in consumer and employee arbitrations.

The bill also provides that for a standard form contract involving a consumer or an employee:

  • Specified terms are unenforceable as against public policy; and
  • Including an unenforceable term constitutes a deceptive trade practice under the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act"; and
  • How certain cost-shifting provisions are to be interpreted.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Status: 1/13/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
1/29/2020 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/3/2020 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/6/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/7/2020 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/5/2020 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 03/09/2020 - No Amendments
3/9/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
Amendments:

Senate Journal, January 30
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-093 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 5, line13, strike "AGREEMENT OR" and
substitute "AGREEMENT,".

Page 5, line 17, strike "ACT." and substitute "ACT, OR ARBITRATIONS
ADMINISTERED BY A BUSINESS OR TRADE ORGANIZATION AS DEFINED BY
SECTION 501(c)(6) OF THE "INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986", AS
AMENDED. IF ALL PARTIES ARE MEMBERS OF THAT BUSINESS OR TRADE
ORGANIZATION.".

Page 8, strike lines 26 and 27.

Page 9, strike lines 1 through 9.

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 16, line 13, after "AWARD" insert "TO THE PARTY THAT OBJECTED TO
THE ARBITRATOR'S EVIDENT PARTIALITY ON A BASIS THAT WAS
ULTIMATELY FOUND TO CONSTITUTE EVIDENT PARTIALITY AND AGAINST
THE PARTY THAT REQUIRED ARBITRATION WITH THE ARBITRATOR OVER
THE OTHER PARTY'S OBJECTION".

Page 16, strike lines 15 and 16 and substitute "PROCEEDINGS FROM THE
DATE A PARTY OBJECTED IN WRITING TO THE".

Page 16, line 18, strike "PARTIALITY; OR" and substitute "PARTIALITY.".

Page 16, strike lines 19 through 21.


Judiciary


Senate Journal, February 6
SB20-093 by Senator(s) Foote and Fenberg, Danielson, Fields, Garcia, Ginal, Gonzales, Lee,
Pettersen, Rodriguez, Story, Todd, Winter; also Representative(s) Jackson, Caraveo, Cutter,
Froelich, Jaquez Lewis, Lontine, Singer, Sullivan--Concerning protections related to
mandatory agreement provisions, and, in connection therewith, enacting the "Consumer and
Employee Dispute Resolution Fairness Act".

Amendment No. 1, Judiciary Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, January 30, page 126 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2(L.013), by Senator Fenberg.

Amend printed bill, page 19, line 8, strike "MORE" and substitute
"OUTSIDE OF COLORADO; OR".

Page 19, strike lines 9 through 21.

Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.

Amendment No. 3(L.011), by Senator Foote.

Amend printed bill, page 5, line 18, strike "and" and substitute "-".

Page 5, line 19, strike "objection." and substitute "objection - request
for provisional measures.".

Page 6, after line 22 insert:
"(6) IF A PARTY OBJECTS TO AN ARBITRATOR AND THE PARTIES
ARE NOT ABLE TO AGREE TO AN ARBITRATOR, WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS
AFTER THE OBJECTION, THE NONOBJECTING PARTY MAY SEEK
PROVISIONAL REMEDIES PURSUANT TO SECTION 13-22-208 (1), AND THE
COURT SHALL RESOLVE THE MOTION WITHIN NINETY DAYS AFTER THE
MOTION IS FILED.".

Amendment No. 4(L.012), by Senator Foote.

Amend printed bill, page 19, line 8, strike "MORE" and substitute
"OUTSIDE OF COLORADO;".

Page 19, strike lines 9 through 17.

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 19, line 20, strike "OR ENTITIES".

Amendment No. 5(L.014), by Senator Foote.

Amend printed bill, page 12, line 7, after "OF" insert "ANY AMOUNTS OR
SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS OF A CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT
AGREEMENT OR".

Amendment No. 6(L.022), by Senator Foote.

Amend printed bill, page 18, line 26, strike "EMPLOYMENT." and
substitute "EMPLOYMENT IN COLORADO.".

Amendment No. 7(L.020), by Senator Williams.

Amend printed bill, page 20, strike lines 2 through 4.

Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.

Amendment No. 8(L.021), by Senator Williams.

Amend printed bill, page 9, strike lines 26 and 27 and substitute
"DISPUTES OR EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES SHALL COLLECT AND PROVIDE AT
NO CHARGE TO PARTIES TO A CONSUMER OR EMPLOYMENT ARBITRATION
ADMINISTERED OR PROPOSED TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE ARBITRATION
SERVICES PROVIDER A SINGLE CUMULATIVE REPORT".

Page 10, strike lines 1 and 2.

Page 11, line 21, strike "PUBLIC" and substitute "PARTIES".

Page 11, strike lines 22 through 25 and substitute "INFORMATION USING
READILY AVAILABLE SOFTWARE.
(3) NOTHING IN THIS SECTION PROHIBITS AN ARBITRATION
SERVICES PROVIDER FROM MAKING THE REPORT REQUIRED BY
SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.".

Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.

Page 11, line 27, strike "COLLECT, PUBLISH," and substitute "COLLECT".

Amendment No. 9(L.010), by Senator Zenzinger.

Amend printed bill, page 2, after line 3 insert:
"SECTION 2. Legislative declaration. The general assembly
declares that nothing in this act is intended to approve, disapprove,
modify, or overrule Vallagio at Inverness Residential Condo. Ass'n v.
Metro Homes, Inc., 2017 CO 69, 395 P.3d 788.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Amendment No. 10(L.025), by Senator Fenberg.

Amend printed bill, page 18, line 8, strike "GOODS, SERVICES, OR".

Page 18, strike line 24.

Reletter succeeding sub-subparagraphs accordingly.

Amendment No. 11(L.024), by Senator Moreno.

Amend printed bill, page 16, strike line 6 and substitute "DOCUMENT.".

As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the calendar for third reading and final
passage.

Senate Journal, March 9
SB20-093 by Senator(s) Foote and Fenberg, Danielson, Fields, Garcia, Ginal, Gonzales, Lee,
Pettersen, Rodriguez, Story, Todd, Winter; also Representative(s) Jackson, Caraveo, Cutter,
Froelich, Jaquez Lewis, Lontine, Singer, Sullivan--Concerning protections related to
mandatory agreement provisions, and, in connection therewith, enacting the "Consumer and
Employee Dispute Resolution Fairness Act".

A majority of those elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, Senator Fenberg
was given permission to offer a third reading amendment.

Third Reading Amendment No. 1(L.052), by Senator Fenberg.

Amend engrossed bill, page 7, line 10, strike "disputes - definition." and
substitute "disputes.".

Page 7, line 27, strike "OR HAD" and after "ANY" insert "CONFLICT OF".

Page 8, line 5, after "ANY" insert "CONFLICT OF".

Page 8, strike lines 22 through 27.

Page 9, strike lines 1 though 11.

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 9, line 25, strike "13-22-223." and substitute "13-22-223, AND
NOTHING IN THIS SECTION MODIFIES OR LIMITS A COURT'S OBLIGATION TO
CONSIDER EVIDENCE OF AN ARBITRATOR'S PECUNIARY INTEREST,
FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIP, OR THE EXISTENCE OF AN ADVERSARIAL OR
SYMPATHETIC RELATIONSHIP TO DETERMINE EVIDENT PARTIALITY
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13-22-223.

Page 9, line 27, strike "arbitrations - public disclosures." and substitute
"arbitrations.".

Page 11, strike line 26 and substitute:

"(3) (a) A PARTY OR THE ARBITRATOR SERVICES PROVIDER MAY
REQUIRE THAT THE DISCLOSURES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS
SECTION BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL OR PRIVATE.
(b) NOTHING IN THIS SECTION PROHIBITS AN ARBITRATION".

Strike page 17.

Page 18, strike lines 1 and 2.

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

The amendment was passed on the following roll call vote:

YES 34 NO 0 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT 0
Bridges Y Gardner Y Marble Y Story Y
Cooke Y Ginal Y Moreno Y Tate Y
Coram Y Gonzales Y Pettersen Y Todd Y
Crowder Y Hansen Y Priola E Williams A. Y
Danielson Y Hill Y Rankin Y Winter Y
Donovan Y Hisey Y Rodriguez Y Woodward Y
Fenberg Y Holbert Y Scott Y Zenzinger Y
Fields Y Lee Y Smallwood Y President Y
Foote Y Lundeen Y Sonnenberg Y

Third Reading Amendment No. 2(L.053), by Senator Fenberg.

Amend engrossed bill, page 18, strike lines 11 through 15.

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 18, line 23, strike "(I)".

Page 18, line 25, strike "CONSUMER OR".

Page 19, line 1, strike "CONSUMER'S OR".

Page 19, strike lines 2 through 8 and substitute "IN EMPLOYMENT IN
COLORADO.".

Page 19, line 13, strike "CONSUMER OR".

Page 19. strike lines 20 and 21 and substitute "A MANNER THAT IS
PROHIBITED BY COLORADO LAW.".

Page 20, line 11, strike "CONSUMER OR".

Page 20, lines 12 and 13, strike "CONSUMER OR".

Page 21, line 5, after "selected," insert "and to contracts entered into,".

The amendment was passed on the following roll call vote:

YES 34 NO 0 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT 0
Bridges Y Gardner Y Marble Y Story Y
Cooke Y Ginal Y Moreno Y Tate Y
Coram Y Gonzales Y Pettersen Y Todd Y
Crowder Y Hansen Y Priola E Williams A. Y
Danielson Y Hill Y Rankin Y Winter Y
Donovan Y Hisey Y Rodriguez Y Woodward Y
Fenberg Y Holbert Y Scott Y Zenzinger Y
Fields Y Lee Y Smallwood Y President Y
Foote Y Lundeen Y Sonnenberg Y

The question being "Shall the bill, as amended, pass?", the roll call was taken with the
following result:

YES 19 NO 15 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT 0
Bridges Y Gardner N Marble N Story Y
Cooke N Ginal Y Moreno Y Tate N
Coram N Gonzales Y Pettersen Y Todd Y
Crowder N Hansen Y Priola E Williams A. Y
Danielson Y Hill N Rankin N Winter Y
Donovan Y Hisey N Rodriguez Y Woodward N
Fenberg Y Holbert N Scott N Zenzinger Y
Fields Y Lee Y Smallwood N President Y
Foote Y Lundeen N Sonnenberg N


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


SB20-096 Remote Notaries Protect Privacy 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: R. Rodriguez (D) | C. Holbert (R) / M. Duran (D) | T. Carver (R)
Summary:

Current law requires an individual who wishes to have a document notarized to appear personally before a notary public. The bill authorizes a notary public to perform a notarial act on behalf of an individual who is not in the notary's physical presence, but only with respect to an electronic document.

To perform a "remote notarization", a notary must use an electronic system that conforms to standards established by rules of the secretary of state, including using real-time audio-video communication. The bill establishes the standards that a notary must comply with to have satisfactory evidence of the identity of the individual seeking the remote notarization.

The bill also prohibits the use or sale of personal information of a remotely located individual by a remote notary and the provider of a remote notarization system except in specific, limited circumstances.

The bill takes effect on January 1, 2022.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Status: 1/14/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/12/2020 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/6/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/10/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/11/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/11/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 13
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-096 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 9, lines 23 and 24, strike "(9)(b), BUT MUST NOT
INCLUDE ANY OTHER INFORMATION." and substitute "(9)(b). A NOTARY
PUBLIC SHALL TAKE REASONABLE MEASURES TO NOT INCLUDE ANY OTHER
INFORMATION ON THE RECORDING.".

Page 9, line 25, strike "COLORADO".

Page 10, line 23, strike "AND".

Page 11, strike line 6 and substitute "INDIVIDUAL; AND
(V) THE STATEMENTS, ACTS, AND CONDUCT NECESSARY TO
PERFORM THE REQUESTED NOTARIAL ACT OR SUPERVISION OF SIGNING OR
WITNESSING OF THE SUBJECT RECORD.".

Page 11, after line 11 insert:

"(d) THE FAILURE OF A NOTARY PUBLIC TO PERFORM A DUTY OR
MEET A REQUIREMENT SPECIFIED IN THIS SUBSECTION (9) DOES NOT
INVALIDATE A REMOTE NOTARIZATION PERFORMED BY THE NOTARY
PUBLIC. A NOTARY PUBLIC IS NOT LIABLE TO ANY PERSON FOR DAMAGES
CLAIMED TO ARISE FROM A FAILURE TO PERFORM A DUTY OR MEET A
REQUIREMENT SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION (9)(b) OF THIS SECTION.".

Page 12, line 9, strike "TO COMPLY" and substitute "IN ACCORDANCE".

Page 13, line 14, strike everything after the period.

Page 13, strike lines 15 and 16.


Judiciary

Senate Journal, March 6
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-096 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 14, strike lines 7 through 15 and substitute
"applicability. (1) This act takes effect January 1, 2022; except that, if
a referendum petition is filed pursuant to section 1 (3) of article V of the
state constitution against this act or an item, section, or part of this act
within the ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general
assembly, then the act, item, section, or part will not take effect unless
approved by the people at the general election to be held in November
2020 and, in such case, will take effect January 1, 2022.".


Appro-
priations

Senate Journal, March 10
SB20-096 by Senator(s) Rodriguez; also Representative(s) Duran and Carver--Concerning an
authorization for notaries public to perform notarial acts using audio-video communication.

Amendment No. 1, Judiciary Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, February 13, pages 241-242 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2, Appropriations Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, March 6, page 447 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 3(L.007), by Senator Rodriguez.

Amend printed bill, page 11, line 25, strike "OR PURSUANT TO" and
substitute "BY FILING".

Page 12, strike lines 2 through 4 and substitute:

"(c) NOT USE, SELL, OR OFFER TO SELL TO ANOTHER PERSON OR
TRANSFER TO ANOTHER PERSON FOR USE OR SALE ANY PERSONAL
INFORMATION OBTAINED UNDER THIS SECTION THAT IDENTIFIES A
REMOTELY LOCATED INDIVIDUAL, A WITNESS TO A REMOTE
NOTARIZATION, OR AN INDIVIDUAL NAMED IN A RECORD PRESENTED FOR
REMOTE NOTARIZATION, EXCEPT:".

Page 12, line 5, strike "TO FACILITATE" and substitute "AS NECESSARY TO
FACILITATE".

Page 12, line 15, strike "PROVIDER" and substitute "PROVIDER,".

Page 12, line 16, strike "UNIT." and substitute "UNIT AND THE
TRANSFEREE AGREES TO COMPLY WITH THE RESTRICTIONS SET FORTH IN
THIS SUBSECTION (11).".

Page 12, after line 16 insert:

"(12) SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW OTHER THAN THIS ARTICLE 21,
IF A RECORD IS PRIVILEGED PURSUANT TO SECTION 13-90-107 (1)(b), THE
CORRESPONDING ELECTRONIC RECORD SECURED AND STORED BY THE
REMOTE NOTARIZATION SYSTEM AS PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE 21
REMAINS PRIVILEGED.".


Amendment No. 4(L.008), by Senator Rodriguez.

Amend printed bill, page 14, before line 6 insert:

"SECTION 7. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 10-11-122, add (4)
as follows:
10-11-122. Title commitments - rules. (4) (a) IF A TITLE
INSURANCE AGENT OR TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY IS REQUIRED TO
PROVIDE THE STATEMENT REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION,
THE AGENT OR COMPANY SHALL ALSO PROVIDE A STATEMENT
SUBSTANTIALLY AS FOLLOWS:
COLORADO NOTARIES MAY REMOTELY
NOTARIZE REAL ESTATE DEEDS AND OTHER
DOCUMENTS USING REAL-TIME AUDIO-VIDEO
COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY. YOU MAY
CHOOSE NOT TO USE REMOTE NOTARIZATION
FOR ANY DOCUMENT.
(b) FAILURE OF A PERSON TO PROVIDE THE STATEMENT REQUIRED
BY THIS SUBSECTION (4) DOES NOT SUBJECT THE PERSON TO ANY
LIABILITY UNDER THIS ARTICLE 11 OR TO THE PENALTY PROVISIONS OF
SECTION 10-3-111 AND DOES NOT AFFECT OR INVALIDATE ANY
PROVISIONS OF THE COMMITMENT FOR TITLE INSURANCE.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.


Amendment No. 5(L.009), by Senator Rodriguez.

Amend the Judiciary Committee Report, dated February 12, 2020, page
1, line 3, strike "TAKE REASONABLE MEASURES" and substitute "MAKE A
GOOD-FAITH EFFORT".


Amendment No. 6(L.010), by Senator Rodriguez.

Amend printed bill, page 7, line 8, strike "THIS STATE" and substitute
"THE STATE OF COLORADO".


As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the calendar for third reading and final
passage.



Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


SB20-133 Business Fiscal Impact Statements 
Comment: PI'd
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: R. Woodward (R) / T. Kraft-Tharp (D) | D. Williams (R)
Summary:

The bill requires the staff of the legislative council to prepare business fiscal impact notes (notes) on legislative bills in each regular session of the general assembly. The speaker of the house of representatives, the minority leader of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, and the minority leader of the senate are authorized to request 2 notes each, or more at the discretion of the director of research of the legislative council.

The bill requires the staff of the legislative council to meet with the member of leadership requesting the note and with the sponsor of the legislative bill to discuss whether a note can practically be completed for that legislative bill. If not, the member of leadership may request a note on a different legislative bill.

A business fiscal impact note is defined as a note that uses available data to analyze the potential direct economic effects of a legislative bill on Colorado businesses, including costs related to compliance, impacts on hiring or job losses, savings or cost reductions, and other fiscal impacts.

The bill requires the director of research of the legislative council to develop the procedures for requesting, completing, and updating the notes and to memorialize the procedures in a letter to the executive committee of the legislative council.

The staff of the legislative council must designate a 5-day period during which Colorado businesses can submit comments on the impacts of a legislative bill selected for the preparation of the note, or a shorter time if the bill is selected during the last 30 days of session. The staff must summarize and compile the comments as part of the note.

Finally, the legislative bill requires each state department, agency, or institution to cooperate with and provide information for a note of a legislative bill in the manner requested by the staff of the legislative council.


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

Status: 1/27/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/3/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


SB20-136 Statutory Revision Commitee Omnibus Bill 
Comment: Committee bill from Statutory Revision committee, similar to the non-substantive revisor's bill; cleans up provisions related to mental health, tourism, all healthcare providers (related to providers who work in FQHCs), water
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Moreno (D) / J. Arndt (D)
Summary:

Statutory Revision Committee. The bill makes the following changes to Colorado Revised Statutes, in accordance with the statutory charge of the statutory revision committee:

  • Section 1 of the bill contains a nonstatutory legislative declaration reflecting the scope of the statutory revision committee as it applies to the bill;
  • Sections 2-14 update incorrect references in statute related to the term "commitment", as used in the context of treatment and evaluation of mental health disorders, to the current language of "certification";
  • Sections 15-19 repeal subsections in title 43 that reference obsolete provisions or actions that have already occurred and are no longer relevant, including deleting references to the terms "motorscooter" and "motorbicycle", which were removed from statute by H.B. 09-1026;
  • Sections 20-28 conform and update obsolete federal references for the definition of a "federally qualified health center";
  • Sections 29-32 update outdated references to the "Colorado tourism board" and replace them with the "Colorado tourism office" and repeal a reference to a one-time transfer to a now-defunct tourism promotion fund;
  • Sections 33-38 repeal outdated and previously repealed references to the "pilot alternate protest procedure" in title 39; and
  • Sections 39-54 update, repeal, or correct miscellaneous references to programs, funds, boards or commissions, terminology, or other provisions in statute that conflict with current law;
  • Sections 55-57 update references to the term "regional accountable entity" to the current language of "managed care entity; and
  • Sections 58-60 repeal subsections in title 33 that reference obsolete or conflicting provisions or actions that have already occurred and are no longer relevant.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Status: 1/27/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/10/2020 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/13/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/19/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
3/3/2020 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/6/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
3/9/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/16/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/17/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/17/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 11
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-136 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Amend printed bill, page 17, line 10, after "the" insert "BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OF THE".

Page 35, after line 14 insert:
"SECTION 55. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 16-11.9-204, amend
(1)(f)(IV) as follows:
16-11.9-204. Behavioral health court liaisons - duties and
responsibilities - consultation and collaboration. (1) A court liaison
hired pursuant to this part 2 has the following duties and responsibilities:
(f) Identifying existing programs and resources that are already
available in the community, including but not limited to:
(IV) Behavioral health services provided for medicaid clients
through the regional accountable MANAGED CARE entity that the department
of health care policy and financing contracts with for the provision of such
services.
SECTION 56. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 25.5-1-130, amend
(2) as follows:
25.5-1-130. Improving access to behavioral health services for
individuals at risk of entering the criminal or juvenile justice system -
duties of the state department. (2) On or before July 1, 2021, the state
department shall work collaboratively with managed care entities to create
incentives for behavioral health providers to accept medicaid recipients
with severe behavioral health disorders. The incentives may include, but
need not be limited to, higher reimbursement rates, quality payments to
regional accountable MANAGED CARE entities for adequate networks,
establishing performance measures and performance improvement plans
related to network expansion, transportation solutions to incentivize
medicaid recipients to attend health care appointments, and incentivizing
providers to conduct outreach to medicaid recipients to ensure that they are
engaged in needed behavioral health services, including technical
assistance with billing procedures. The state department may seek any
federal authorization necessary to create the incentives described in this
subsection (2).
SECTION 57. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 27-63-104, amend
(2)(b) as follows:
27-63-104. Community behavioral health safety net system
advisory body - creation - membership - repeal. (2) Safety net system
comprehensive proposal. (b) The department and advisory body shall
solicit feedback from community stakeholders and engage community
stakeholders when developing the proposal described in subsection (2)(a)
of this section, including direct engagement of consumers and consumers'
families, managed service organizations, health care providers, regional
accountable MANAGED CARE entities, community mental health centers, and
substance use disorder services providers.
SECTION 58. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 33-1-125, amend
(3)(b)(I) as follows:
33-1-125. Colorado nongame conservation and wildlife
restoration cash fund - creation - disbursement of money - wildlife
rehabilitation grant program - authority and board created - process
- report - definitions. (3) (b) (I) Except as provided in subsection
(3)(b)(II) of this section, Appointments to the board are for three-year
terms. Each member serves at the pleasure of the director and continues
in office until the member's successor is appointed and qualified. The
director shall make the initial appointments to the board no later than
September 1, 2017.
SECTION 59. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 33-9-101, amend
(3)(e)(I); and repeal (3)(f) as follows:
33-9-101. Commission - creation - composition - terms -
vacancies - removal - meetings - strategic plan - legislative
declaration. (3) (e) (I) Except as provided in paragraph (f) of this
subsection (3), Terms of members serving pursuant to paragraph (b) of
subsection (2) SUBSECTION (2)(b) of this section are for four years.
(f) (I) Initial appointments of voting members of the commission
are as follows: Two members to serve until July 1, 2013; three members
to serve until July 18, 2014; three members to serve until July 18, 2015;
and three members to serve until July 18, 2016. All subsequent
appointments are for terms of four years.
(II) In making initial appointments to the commission under
subparagraph (I) of this paragraph (f), the governor may select persons
serving on the former parks and wildlife board, as that board existed on
June 30, 2012. However, a person so appointed is ineligible to serve any
of the initial appointments that would result in extending for more than
two years the date on which the person's parks and wildlife board term
would have expired.
SECTION 60. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 33-14-106, amend
(1) as follows:
33-14-106. Snowmobile recreation fund - creation - use of
money. (1) EXCEPT AS PROVIDED PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (2) OF THIS
SECTION, all fees from the registration of snowmobiles, all money
collected for fines under this article 14, and all interest earned on the fees
and fines shall be credited to the snowmobile recreation fund, hereby
created, and shall be used for the administration of this article 14 and for
the establishment and maintenance of snowmobile trails, vehicle parking
areas, and facilities. However, any fee money collected in excess of five
dollars per original or renewal registration shall be used exclusively for
direct services and not administrative costs.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.


Judiciary



Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


SB20-141 Cash Funds Maximum Reserve Exception 
Comment: PI'd
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Hisey (R)
Summary:

A cash fund with fee revenue has a limit on the amount of uncommitted reserves that there may be at the end of a fiscal year, which limit is equal to 16.5% of the amount expended from the cash fund during the fiscal year. The bill exempts from this maximum reserve the following cash funds administered by the division of fire prevention and control in the department of public safety:

  • The fire suppression cash fund;
  • The public school construction and inspection cash fund; and
  • The health facility construction and inspection cash fund.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/27/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/25/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


SB20-183 Definition Of State Agency For SIPA Statewide Internet Portal Authority Services 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: J. Tate (R) | N. Todd (D) / M. Baisley (R) | B. Titone (D)
Summary:

Joint Technology Committee. When the statewide internet portal authority (SIPA) was created, it was charged with offering information technology products and services to local governments and "state agencies". At that time, SIPA's statute defined "state agency" to have the same meaning as the term was defined in the statute that governed the former office of innovation and technology. That definition defined "state agency" to mean every state office, whether legislative, executive, or judicial, and all of its respective offices, departments, divisions, commissions, boards, bureaus, and institutions, excepting only state-supported institutions of higher education, the department of higher education, the Colorado commission on higher education, or other instrumentality thereof.

Subsequent to SIPA's creation, the statutes that governed the former office of innovation and technology were amended to create the office of information technology (OIT), and the definition of "state agency" was narrowed to cover only the agencies to be served by OIT. The statute now excludes the legislative and judicial departments, the departments of law, state, and treasury, state-supported institutions of higher education, and the department of education. The changes to the OIT definition of "state agency" have inadvertently excluded these agencies from the scope of state agencies that may obtain services from SIPA.

The bill restores the definition of "state agency" in SIPA's statutes to its original scope and also includes higher education institutions and agencies, as the practice has been for SIPA to serve all state agencies, including higher education institutions and agencies.


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

Status: 2/24/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/4/2020 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/9/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/10/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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SB20-186 Colorado Redistricting Commissions 
Comment:
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Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: S. Fenberg (D) | C. Holbert (R) / A. Garnett (D) | P. Neville (R)
Summary:

Executive Committee of the Legislative Council. Section 1 of the bill repeals the existing statutory criteria for congressional districts.

Sections 2 to 12 of the bill establish statutory provisions concerning congressional districts established by the new independent congressional redistricting commission (congressional commission) and update the existing statutory provisions related to the independent legislative redistricting commission (legislative commission), including:

  • Stating the general assembly's intent that the commissions apply the correct federal citation to the "Voting Rights Act of 1965" rather than the incorrect citation contained in the Colorado constitution;
  • Requiring the legislative commission to designate which year an election for each senate district takes place and to specify from which district a new senator is elected when there is a vacancy in a senatorial district;
  • Requiring the commissions to provide maps of the proposed and final congressional and legislative districts to county clerks, the Colorado supreme court, and the secretary of state;
  • Requiring boards of county commissioners to approve new precinct boundaries and to notify the secretary of state and major party chairs of the new precinct boundaries;
  • Specifying how the secretary of state may correct a redistricting plan if an approved plan fails to include property in any district, includes property in more than one district, or splits a residential parcel;
  • Specifying that the boundaries of a district approved in a redistricting plan do not change if there is a change in a county or municipal boundary; and
  • Requiring the secretary of state to provide maps of districts to candidates.

Section 13 of the bill repeals outdated provisions that prohibited the state from using population figures adjusted through statistical sampling for redistricting and requires the commissions to use the total population used by the federal census bureau in reapportioning the seats in congress.

Sections 14 to 17 of the bill make conforming amendments to update the statutes on the redistricting account in the legislative cash fund, the "Colorado Open Records Act", and duties of county commissioners to reflect the congressional and legislative commissions.

Sections 18 to 24 of the bill contain nonstatutory provisions relating to the congressional and legislative commissions as required by the state constitution, including:

  • Appointing nonpartisan staff to assist the commissions;
  • Directing staff to prepare forms for and review applications from persons interested in serving on the commissions and assisting the panels of retired justices and judges who appoint members of the commissions;
  • Assembling the necessary hardware, software, and information necessary for the commissions and nonpartisan staff to redistrict congressional and legislative districts; and
  • Establishing the necessary procedures for the judicial panels, commissions, and nonpartisan staff to receive a per diem and reimbursement of expenses.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/27/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
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SB20-192 Staffing Agency Requirements For Employees 
Comment: Employers who use employment agency required to check registration status (including fines of up to $500/day for noncompliance); some reporting requirements for temp agencies may intersect employers
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Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: R. Rodriguez (D) | J. Gonzales (D) / E. Sirota (D) | S. Woodrow
Summary:

The bill requires a staffing agency that places temporary and part-time employees with work-site employers to provide the employees specific information concerning the terms and conditions of employment. The information must be provided in writing before the end of the first pay period.

The bill requires the staffing agency to post a notice in its workplace that includes the name and telephone number of the division of labor standards and statistics (division) in the department of labor and employment and a description of employees' rights to the receipt of the required terms and conditions of employment.

A staffing agency and a work-site employer are prohibited from charging an employee:

  • A fee for certain work-related expenses or deducting expenses from the employee's wages without authorization from the employee;
  • The cost of required specific transportation services; or
  • More than the actual cost of optional transportation.

The bill prohibits a staffing agency from knowingly issuing, distributing, circulating, or providing false, fraudulent, or misleading information to an employee or applicant for employment and from refusing to refund fees or costs owed to the employee.

The bill requires each staffing agency to annually register and pay a fee to the division. Each staffing agency is required to submit information to the division in a form and manner required by the division. The division is required to maintain a list of the registration status of each staffing agency on its website. Employers who use staffing agencies are required to verify whether the staffing agency is registered with the division. The division may assess a fine for a violation and may revoke or suspend the registration of a staffing agency for any violation.

The division is authorized to promulgate rules, including rules that state the information that a staffing agency is required to submit to the division and that establish circumstances where a staffing agency's registration may be revoked or suspended.


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

Status: 3/4/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
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