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HB20-1022 Sales And Use Tax Simplification Task Force 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Friday, June 5 2020
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE
(6) in house 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
6/2/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/3/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
6/4/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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

Senate Journal, June 2
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB20-1022 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 reengrossed bill, page 2, line 3, strike "(3);" and substitute
"(1)(a), (3), and (5);".
Page 2, strike line 6 and substitute:

"creation - definition. (1) (a) (I) Notwithstanding section 2-3-303.3,
there is created the sales and use tax simplification task force, referred to
in this part 8 as the "task force". which THE TASK FORCE shall meet as
necessary during any legislative session or any interim between
legislative sessions to study the necessary components of a simplified
sales and use tax system for both the state and local governments,
including home rule municipalities and counties.
(II) (A) NOTWITHSTANDING SUBSECTION (1)(a)(I) OF THIS
SECTION, THE TASK FORCE SHALL NOT MEET DURING THE 2020 INTERIM.
(B) THIS SUBSECTION (1)(a)(II) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1,
2021.
(b) (I) THE TASK FORCE SHALL STUDY SALES".

Page 5, line 25, after "(2.5)" insert "(a)".

Page 5, line 26, strike "JUNE 5, 2020, AND EACH JUNE 5" and substitute
"JUNE 1, 2021, AND EACH JUNE 1".

Page 6, after line 7 insert:
"(b) STARTING IN 2021, THE TASK FORCE SHALL ELECT A CHAIR
AND A VICE-CHAIR AT THE FIRST MEETING HELD ON OR BEFORE JULY 16,
2021. THE CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR APPOINTMENTS MUST ALTERNATE
BETWEEN A MEMBER FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND A
MEMBER FROM THE SENATE WITH THE FIRST CHAIR BEING FROM THE
SENATE AND THE FIRST VICE-CHAIR BEING FROM THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES. THE PERSON SERVING AS CHAIR, OR A MEMBER OF THE
SAME HOUSE IF SUCH PERSON IS NO LONGER A MEMBER THEREOF, SHALL
SERVE AS VICE-CHAIR DURING THE NEXT LEGISLATIVE SESSION, AND THE
PERSON SERVING AS VICE-CHAIR, OR A MEMBER OF THE SAME HOUSE IF
SUCH PERSON IS NO LONGER A MEMBER THEREOF, SHALL SERVE AS CHAIR
DURING THE NEXT LEGISLATIVE SESSION.".

Page 6, line 8, strike "The task" and substitute "STARTING IN 2021, the
task".

Page 6, line 9, strike "JULY 17, 2020." and substitute "JULY 16, 2021.".

Page 6, after line 11 insert:
"(5) No later than November 1, 2017 NOVEMBER 1, 2021, and no
later than each November 1 thereafter, the task force shall make a report
to the legislative council created in section 2-3-301 that may or may not
include recommendations for legislation.".

Page 6, line 16, strike "2025." and substitute "2026.".

Page 6, strike lines 25 through 27 and substitute
"SECTION 4. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 2-3-1704, add (12)
as follows:
2-3-1704. Powers and duties of the joint technology
committee. (12) BETWEEN ADJOURNMENT SINE DIE OF THE SECOND
REGULAR SESSION OF THE SEVENTY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND
THE FIRST MEETING IN 2021 OF THE SALES AND USE TAX SIMPLIFICATION
TASK FORCE CREATED IN SECTION 39-26-802, THE COMMITTEE SHALL:
(a) SEEK REGULAR UPDATES FROM THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE REGARDING THE
DEVELOPMENT OF THE ELECTRONIC SALES AND USE TAX SIMPLIFICATION
SYSTEM DESCRIBED IN SENATE BILL 19-006, ENACTED IN 2019;
(b) ONCE THE ELECTRONIC SALES AND USE TAX SIMPLIFICATION
SYSTEM DESCRIBED IN SENATE BILL 19-006, ENACTED IN 2019, IS ONLINE,
MONITOR AND ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION BY BUSINESSES AND HOME
RULE MUNICIPALITIES; AND
(c) SEEK REGULAR UPDATES FROM THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE REGARDING THE
PURCHASE AND DEVELOPMENT OF A GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
(GIS) DATABASE TO MAINTAIN JURISDICTIONAL BOUNDARIES OF SALES
TAX DISTRICTS AND TO CALCULATE APPROPRIATE SALES AND USE TAX
RATES FOR INDIVIDUAL ADDRESSES FOR WHICH THE DEPARTMENT OF
REVENUE RECEIVED AN APPROPRIATION IN SENATE BILL 19-006, ENACTED
IN 2019.".

Page 7, strike lines 1 through 7.

Page 1, line 103, after "DUTIES," insert "AND".

Page 1, strike lines 106 and 107 and substitute "PRIOR TO THE TASK
FORCE'S REPEAL.".


Appro-
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Fiscal Notes:

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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 tax - state GIS database - hold harmless provision for vendors who use the database. The act:

  • 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 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 of revenue 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 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 by the department of revenue to be operational, supported, and available for use.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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".


Fiscal Notes:

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HB20-1024 Net Operating Loss Deduction Modifications 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Saturday, June 6 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(1) in senate 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
6/4/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/5/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
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


Fiscal Notes:

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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:

Administrative rules - online transparency task force - report. The act 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: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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
3/17/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/17/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
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:
Fiscal Notes:

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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
3/23/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

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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:
Fiscal Notes:

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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: NOT ON 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
5/26/2020 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/2/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

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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
5/26/2020 Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
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
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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
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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:
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Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: L. Herod (D) | M. Soper (R) / B. Gardner (R) | P. Lee (D)
Summary:

Continuation of 2019 rules of executive agencies - exceptions listed. Based on the findings and recommendations of the committee on legal services, the act 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 act. 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 this bill as enacted.)

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
3/20/2020 Governor Signed
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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)
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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
5/28/2020 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
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HB20-1222 Veterans Hiring Preference 
Comment:
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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
6/3/2020 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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HB20-1233 Basic Life Functions In Public Spaces 
Comment: PI'd
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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:
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HB20-1244 Department of Education Supplemental 
Comment:
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Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriation - department of education. The 2019 general appropriation act is amended to balance and make adjustments to the total amount appropriated to the department of education. The general funds portion is increased and the federal funds portion is decreased, resulting in an overall increase to the department.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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
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HB20-1245 Department of Governor, Lt. Governor, & OSPB Supplemental 
Comment:
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Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriation - offices of the governor, lieutenant governor, and state planning and budgeting. The 2019 general appropriation act is amended to balance and make adjustments to the total amount appropriated to the offices of the governor, lieutenant governor, and state planning and budgeting. The general fund, cash funds, and reappropriated funds portions of the appropriation are increased and the federal funds portion is decreased, resulting in no change in the total amount appropriated to the department.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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
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HB20-1246 Department of Health Care Policy & Financing Supplemental 
Comment:
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Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriation - department of health care policy and financing. The 2019 general appropriation act is amended to balance and make adjustments to the total amount appropriated to the department of health care policy and financing. The general funds and cash funds portions are increased and the federal funds portion is decreased, resulting in an overall increase to the department.

Restrictions on funds for the department in the 2018-19 fiscal year for the payment of overexpenditures of line item appropriations are released in accordance with section 24-75-109 (4)(a).


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

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
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HB20-1247 Department of Higher Education Supplemental 
Comment:
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Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriation - department of higher education. The 2019 general appropriation act is amended to balance and make adjustments to the total amount appropriated to the department of higher education. The general fund portion of the appropriation is increased and the federal funds portion is decreased, resulting in no change in the total amount appropriated to the department.

Appropriations made in House Bill 19-1196, concerning student financial assistance for students who are classified as in-state students for tuition purposes, are amended to add another appropriation to the department for a financial aid assessment tool and 0.2 FTE.


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

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
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HB20-1248 Department of Human Services Supplemental 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
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Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriation - department of human services. The 2019 general appropriation act is amended to balance and make adjustments to the total amount appropriated to the department of human services. The general funds and reappropriated funds portions are decreased and the cash funds and federal funds portions are increased, resulting in an overall increase to the department.

Appropriations made in Senate Bill 19-258, concerning child welfare services funded through federal child welfare laws, are amended to add another appropriation to the department for child welfare legal representation.

Appropriations made in Senate Bill 19-108, changes to improve outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system, are amended to decrease the appropriation to the department for personal services related to administration.


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

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:
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Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriation - department of local affairs. The 2019 general appropriation act is amended to balance and make adjustments to the total amount appropriated to the department of local affairs. The general funds and federal funds portions of the appropriation are increased.

Appropriations made in House Bill 19-1245, concerning an increase in affordable housing funding from increased state sales tax revenue that results from a modification to the state sales tax vendor fee, are amended to increase the amount appropriated to the department for the division of housing.


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

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:
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Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriation - department of natural resources. The 2019 general appropriation act is amended to balance and make adjustments to the total amount appropriated to the department of natural resources. The general funds and cash funds portions of the appropriation are increased and federal funds portion is decreased, resulting in an increase in the amount appropriated to the department.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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:
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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
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HB20-1255 Department of Public Health & Environment Supplemental 
Comment:
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Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriation - department of public health and environment. The 2019 general appropriation act is amended to balance and make adjustments to the total amount appropriated to the department of public health and environment. The general fund, cash funds, and reappropriated funds portions of the appropriation are increased and federal funds portion is decreased, resulting in an increase in the amount appropriated to the department.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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:
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Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriation - department of revenue. The 2019 general appropriation act is amended to balance and make adjustments to the total amount appropriated to the department of revenue. The cash funds portion of the appropriation is decreased.

Appropriations made in Senate Bill 19-248, concerning a requirement that the director of research of the legislative council convene a working group to conduct an analysis of the state tax system used by the department of revenue, are amended to clarify that the money appropriated is to be used by the executive director's office for personal services.

Appropriations made in House Bill 19-1230, concerning marijuana hospitality establishments, are amended to clarify the uses of the amount appropriated.

Appropriations made in House Bill 19-1234, concerning allowing delivery of regulated marijuana by regulated marijuana sellers, are amended to clarify the uses of the amount appropriated.

Appropriations made in House Bill 19-1090, concerning measures to allow greater investment flexibility in marijuana businesses, are amended to clarify the uses of the amount appropriated.

Appropriations made in House Bill 19-1327, concerning sports betting, are amended to clarify the uses of the amount appropriated.


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

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:
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Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriation - department of the treasury. The 2019 general appropriation act is amended to balance and make adjustments to the total amount appropriated to the department of the treasury. The cash funds portion of the appropriation is increased.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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:
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Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Supplemental appropriations - capital construction. The 2019 general appropriation act is amended to balance and make adjustments to the total amount appropriated capital construction projects. The capital construction fund, cash funds, and federal funds portions of the appropriation are increased.

The 2017 general appropriation act is amended to increase the amount appropriated to the department of human services for capital expansion and the department of corrections for information technology projects.

The 2016 general appropriation act is amended to add footnotes to explain that the appropriation made for certain capital construction, capital renewal, and capital lease purchase payments in the department of higher education remain available through June 30, 2020.

The 2015 general appropriation act is amended to add a footnote to explain that the appropriation made for certain capital construction, capital renewal, and capital lease purchase payments in the department of higher education remain available through June 30, 2020.


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

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:
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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
3/20/2020 Governor Signed
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
5/26/2020 Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
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: Thursday, December 31 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(10) 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
5/28/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over to 12/31/2020 - 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
5/27/2020 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

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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 the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

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
5/27/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB20-1345 Fiscal Year 2020-21 Legislative Appropriation Bill 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Friday, June 5 2020
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE
(4) in house 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
5/26/2020 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/28/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
6/1/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/1/2020 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
6/1/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2020 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
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

Senate Journal, May 28
HB20-1345 by Representative(s) Garnett and Neville, Becker; also Senator(s) Fenberg and Holbert--
Concerning payment of expenses of the legislative department.

Amendment No. 1(L.002), by Senator Fenberg.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, line 2, strike "$54,220,461" and
substitute "$50,753,612".

Page 2, line 3, strike "$52,984,839" and substitute "$49,517,990".

Page 2, line 6, strike "$18,243,644" and substitute "$17,518,829".

Page 2, line 7, strike "$18,153,644" and substitute "$17,428,829".

Page 2, line 13, strike "$10,911,908" and substitute "$10,264,142".

Page 2, line 15, strike "$9,892,066" and substitute "$9,244,300".

Page 2, line 20, strike "$2,100,866" and substitute "$1,937,700".

Page 2, line 25, strike "$11,267,315" and substitute "$10,107,460".

Page 2, line 26, strike "$11,141,535" and substitute "$9,981,680".

Page 3, line 3, strike "84.4" and substitute "81.4".

Page 3, line 4, strike "$7,721,751" and substitute "$7,076,386".

Page 3, line 9, strike "$1,657,284" and substitute "$1,594,343".

Page 3, line 11, strike "$1,657,284" and substitute "$1,594,343".

Page 3, line 21, strike "$50,000" and substitute "$25,000".

Page 3, after line 24 insert:

"SECTION 3. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 2-2-1601, amend
(2.6) as follows:
2-2-1601. Legislative department cash fund - redistricting
account - creation - definition. (2.6) (a) Notwithstanding any law to the
contrary, any moneys MONEY appropriated from the general fund to the
legislative department of the state government for any fiscal year
commencing on or after July 1, 2011, that are IS unexpended or not
encumbered as of the close of that fiscal year shall not revert to the
general fund and shall be transferred by the state treasurer and the
controller to the legislative department cash fund; EXCEPT THAT FOR THE
2019-20 FISCAL YEAR, ONE MILLION TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS
OF THE UNENCUMBERED AND UNEXPENDED MONEY THAT REMAINS AT THE
END OF THAT FISCAL YEAR REVERTS TO THE GENERAL FUND.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.


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


Fiscal Notes:

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
5/26/2020 House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


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


Fiscal Notes:

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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
5/27/2020 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB20-1360 2020-21 Long Bill 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Saturday, June 6 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(3) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Provides for the payment of expenses of the executive, legislative, and judicial departments of the state of Colorado, and of its agencies and institutions, for and during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, except as otherwise noted.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/2/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/2/2020 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
6/3/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
6/4/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/5/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
Amendments:

House Journal, June 2
3 Amendment No. 1, by Representative Kennedy.
4
5 Amend printed bill, page 121, line 4, strike "Individuals19" and substitute
6 "Individuals19,19a" in the TOTAL column strike "9,043,278,907" and
7 substitute "9,041,608,899", in the GENERAL FUND column strike
8 "2,350,087,446(M)" and substitute "2,349,587,446(M)", in the CASH
9 FUNDS column strike "1,208,691,357b" and substitute "1,208,601,844b",
10 and in the FEDERAL FUNDS column strike "5,356,382,984" and
11 substitute "5,355,302,489".
12
13 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
14
15 Page 122, line 1, strike "$880,731,898" and substitute "$880,642,385".
16
17 Page 129, line 8, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "7,130,420"
18 and substitute "8,196,518", in the GENERAL FUND column strike
19 "3,344,167(M)" and substitute "3,844,167(M)", and in the FEDERAL
20 FUNDS column strike "3,786,253" and substitute "4,352,351".
21
22 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
23
24 Page 138, after line 3 insert:
25
26 "19a Department of Health Care Policy and Financing,
27 Medical Services premiums and Long-term Care
28 Services for Medicaid Eligible Individuals -- It is
29 the General Assembly's intent that the Department
30 reduce rates for anesthesia services by $500,
31 General Fund.".
32
33 PURPOSE: Reduces appropriations to the Department of Health Care
34 Policy and Financing for anesthesia rates by $1.7 million total funds,
35 including $500,000 General Fund. Increases the appropriation for the
36 Commission on Family Medicine by $1.1 million total funds, including
37 $500,000 General Fund.
38
39 Fiscal Impact of Amendment
40 Health Care Policy
41 and Financing GF CF RF FF Total FTE
42 Medical Services
43 Premiums ($500,000) ($89,513) $0 ($1,080,495) ($1,670,008) 0.
44 Commission on
45 Family Medicine 500,000 0 0 566,098 1,066,098 0.
46 Total $0 ($89,513) $0 ($514,397) ($603,910) 0.
47
48 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Kennedy.
49
50 Amend printed bill, page 158, line 3, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column
51 strike "1,380,931,425" and substitute "1,381,181,425" and in the CASH
52 FUNDS column strike "1,277,752,411a" and substitute "1,278,002,411a".
53
1 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
2
3 Page 158, line 7, strike "$3,300,000" and substitute "$3,550,000".
4
5 Page 192, line 8, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "8,868,064"
6 and substitute "9,618,064" and in the CASH FUNDS column strike
7 "6,900,589n" and substitute "7,650,589n".
8
9 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
10
11 Page 194, line 10, strike "$873,672" and substitute "$1,623,672".
12
13 Page 215, line 4, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "5,090,842"
14 and substitute "7,590,842" and in the CASH FUNDS column strike
15 "3,090,842a" and substitute "5,590,842a".
16
17 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
18
19 Page 390, line 10, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "3,608,387"
20 and substitute "4,358,387" and in the CASH FUNDS column strike
21 "949,492b" and substitute "1,699,492b".
22
23 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
24
25 Page 391, line 4, strike "This amount" and substitute "Of this amount,
26 $949,492" and strike "C.R.S." and substitute "C.R.S., and $750,000 shall
27 be from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund created in Section 39-28.8-501 (1),
28 C.R.S.".
29
30 Page 428, strike lines 3 through 5.
31
32 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
33
34 Page 429, strike line 3.
35
36 PURPOSE: Eliminates funding for the Marijuana Education Campaign
37 in the Department of Public Health and Environment, for a total
38 reduction of $4,654,102 cash funds from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund
39 (MTCF). Adds $750,000 cash funds from the MTCF for the Health
40 Disparities Grant Program in the Department of Public Health and
41 Environment. Adds $250,000 cash funds from the MTCF for provider
42 education programs in the Center for Research into Substance Use
43 Disorder Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Support Strategies at the
44 University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in the Department of
45 Higher Education. Adds $750,000 cash funds from the MTCF for the
46 Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program in the Department of Human
47 Services. Adds $2,500,000 cash funds from the MTCF for the Circle
48 Program in the Department of Human Services. Leaves $404,102 cash
49 funds from the MTCF unallocated.
50
51 Fiscal Impact of Amendment
52 Department GF CF RF FF Total FTE
53 Higher
54 Education $0 $250,000 $0 $0 $250,000 0.
54 Fiscal Impact of Amendment
1 Human Services 0 3,250,000 0 0 0 0.
2 Public Health
3 and
4 Environment 0 (3,904,102) 0 0 (3,904,102) (3.7)
5 Total $0 ($404,102) $0 $0 ($404,102) (3.7)
6
7 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Singer.
8
9 Amend printed bill, page 189, line 11, strike "Staffing" and substitute
10 "Staffing43a".
11
12 Page 240, after line 17 insert:
13
14 "43a Department of Human Services, Division of Child Welfare,
15 County Level Child Welfare Staffing -- It is the General
16 Assembly's intent that appropriations in this line item increase in
17 fiscal years following the conclusion of the COVID-19 disaster
18 emergency in order to fully fund the cost of additional county
19 child welfare case aides, case workers, and supervisors as
20 identified in the 2014 Child Welfare Workload Study performed
21 by the Office of the State Auditor.".
22
23 PURPOSE: Adds a footnote in the Department of Human Services
24 expressing the intent of the General Assembly that funding for county
25 child welfare case aides, case workers, and supervisors increase in fiscal
26 years following the conclusion of the COVID-19 disaster emergency.
27
28 Fiscal Impact of Amendment
29 Department GF CF RF FF Total FTE
30 Human Services $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 0.
31
32 Amendment No. 4, by Representative Duran.
33
34 Amend printed bill, page 203, after line 6 insert:
35
36 ITEM & GENERAL
37 SUBTOTAL FUND
38 $ $
39
40
41 "Domestic Abuse
42 Program - COVID
43 Relief Funds50a 500,000 500,000d".
44
45 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
46
47 Page 204, after line 6 insert:
48
49 "d This amount shall be from the CARE subfund in the General Fund,
50 which includes federal funds received from the Coronavirus Relief Fund
51 under Title VI of the federal Social Security Act and transferred to the
1 General Fund by the Governor in Executive Order D 2020 070.".
2
3 Page 238, line 7, in the GENERAL FUND column strike "$973,189,422"
4 and substitute "$973,689,422d".
5
6 Page 238, after line 11 insert:
7
8 "d Of this amount, $500,000 shall be from the CARE subfund in the
9 General Fund, which includes federal funds received from the
10 Coronavirus Relief Fund under Title VI of the federal Social Security Act
11 and transferred to the General Fund by the Governor in Executive Order
12 D 2020 070.".
13
14 Page 243, after line 2 insert:
15
16 "50a Department of Human Services, Office of Self
17 Sufficiency, Colorado Works Program, Domestic
18 Abuse Program - COVID Relief Funds -- This
19 appropriation only remains available for
20 expenditure through December 30, 2020. The
21 general assembly finds and declares that the amount
22 appropriated is for costs that are necessary
23 expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 public
24 health emergency and that were not accounted for
25 in the budget most recently approved as of March
26 27, 2020.".
27
28 PURPOSE: Increases the General Fund appropriation to the Department
29 of Human Services by $500,000 from the CARE subfund in the General
30 Fund for the Domestic Abuse Program and adds a footnote indicating that
31 the appropriation is for costs that are necessary expenditures incurred due
32 to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
33
34 Fiscal Impact of Amendment
35 Department GF CF RF FF Total FTE
36 Human Services $500,000 $0 $0 $0 $500,000 0.
37
38 Amendment No. 5, by Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez.
39
40 Amend printed bill, page 237, line 1, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column
41 strike "14,148,659" and substitute "15,148,659" and in the CASH
42 FUNDS column strike "2,048,112d" and substitute "3,048,112d".
43
44 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
45
46 Page 322, line 3, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "1,950,673"
47 and substitute "950,673" and in the CASH FUNDS column strike
48 "1,950,673g" and substitute "950,673g".
49
50 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
51
52 PURPOSE: Adds $1.0 million cash funds from the Marijuana Tax Cash
53 Fund to S.B. 91-094 Programs in the Department of Human Services.
54 Reduces funding for the Gray and Black Market Marijuana Enforcement
1 Grant Program in the Department of Local Affairs by $1.0 million cash
2 funds from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund.
3
4 Fiscal Impact of Amendment
5 Department GF CF RF FF Total FTE
6 Human Services $0 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $1,000,000 0.
7 Local Affairs 0 (1,000,000) 0 0 (1,000,000) 0.
8 Total $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 0.
9
10 Amendment No. 6, by Representative Carver.
11
12 Amend printed bill, page 276, line 13, strike "INSURANCE" and
13 substitute "INSURANCE71a".
14
15 Page 289, after line 6, insert:
16
17 "71a Department of Labor and Employment,
18 Division of Unemployment Insurance -- The
19 General Assembly's intent is that the Governor
20 deposit into the Unemployment Compensation Fund
21 any of the $1.6 billion federal funds received from
22 the Coronavirus Relief Fund under Title VI of the
23 federal Social Security Act that the Governor has
24 allocated but that recipients cannot spend because
25 such expenditures are deemed not COVID-related
26 or otherwise inconsistent with federal requirements
27 for the use of these funds.".
28
29 PURPOSE: Adds a footnote in the Department of Labor and
30 Employment expressing legislative intent that the Governor deposit to
31 the Unemployment Compensation Fund any federal Coronavirus Relief
32 Fund money that has been allocated but cannot be spent due to federal
33 requirements.
34
35 Fiscal Impact of Amendment
36 Department GF CF RF FF Total FTE
37 All Departments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 0.
38
39 Amendment No. 7, by Representative Carver.
40
41 Amend printed bill, page 317, line 1, strike "GOVERNMENT" and
42 substitute "GOVERNMENT83a".
43
44 Page 328, after line 11 insert:
45
46 "83a Department of Local Affairs, Division of
47 Local Government -- The General Assembly's intent
59 48 is that the Governor allocate as grants to the
49 counties that did not receive direct allocations from
50 the Coronavirus Relief Fund any of the $1.6 billion
51 federal funds allocated to the State from the
1 Coronavirus Relief Fund under Title VI of the
2 federal Social Security Act that the Governor has
3 allocated but that recipients cannot spend because
4 such expenditures are deemed not COVID-related
5 or otherwise inconsistent with federal requirements
6 for the use of these funds.".
7
8 PURPOSE: Adds a footnote in the Department of Local Affairs
9 expressing legislative intent that the Governor distribute to local
10 governments that did not receive direct allocations from the federal
11 Coronavirus Relief Fund any of the state's allocation of Coronavirus
12 Relief Fund money that has been allocated but cannot be spent due to
13 federal requirements.
14
15 Fiscal Impact of Amendment
16 Department GF CF RF FF Total FTE
17 All Departments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 0.
18
19

House Journal, June 2
27 Amend printed bill, page 121, line 4, in the TOTAL column strike
28 "9,043,278,907" and substitute "9,049,328,048", in the GENERAL
29 FUND column strike "2,350,087,446(M)" and substitute
30 "2,353,908,112(M)", in the CASH FUNDS column strike
31 "1,208,691,357b" and substitute "1,208,736,485b", and in the FEDERAL
32 FUNDS column strike "5,356,382,984" and substitute "5,358,566,331".
33
34 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
35
36 Page 122, line 1, strike "$880,731,898" and substitute "$880,777,026".
37
38 Page 695, after line 15 insert:
39
40 "SECTION 23. Appropriation. Notwithstanding any other provision of
41 this act, appropriations in section 2 of this act are decreased by the
42 following amounts for vehicle lease payments:
43
44 Department Total Funds
44 General
44 Fund
44 Cash
44 Funds
44 Reappropriated
44 Funds
44 Federal
44 Funds
45 Agriculture $88,306 $88,306 $0 $0 $
46 Corrections 2,055,276 2,055,276 0 0
47 Education 19,776 19,776 0 0
48 Governor 20,594 20,594 0 0
49 Human 398,416 398,416 0 0
49 Department Total Funds
49 General
49 Fund
49 Cash
49 Funds
49 Reappropriated
49 Funds
49 Federal
49 Funds
1 Services
2 Judicial 174,492 174,492 0 0
3 Labor and
4 Employment 12,578 12,578 0 0
5 Law 18,710 18,710 0 0
6 Local Affairs 63,248 63,248 0 0
7 Military and
8 Veterans
9 Affairs 20,364 20,364 0 0
10 Natural
11 Resources 236,470 236,470 0 0
12 Public Health
13 and
14 Environment 5,164 5,164 0 0
15 Public Safety 587,182 587,182 0 0
16 Revenue 120,090 120,090 0 0
17 TOTAL $3,820,666 $3,820,666 $0 $0 $0".
18
19 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
20
21 PURPOSE: Decreases appropriations by $3.8 million General Fund for
22 Vehicle Lease Payments in multiple departments and increases the
23 appropriation for the Medical Services Premiums line item in the
24 Department of Health Care Policy and Financing by a like amount of
25 General Fund. It also increases the cash fund appropriation from the
128 26 Healthcare Affordability and Sustainability Fee Cash Fund by $45,
27 and the federal funds amount by $2,183,347 for a total increase of
28 $6,049,141 total funds to the Medical Services Premiums.
29
30 Fiscal Impact of Amendment
31 Department GF CF RF FF Total FTE
32 Multiple
33 Departments ($3,820,666) $0 $0 $0 ($3,820,666) 0.
34 Health Care
35 Policy and
36 Financing 3,820,666 45,128 0 2,183,347 6,049,141 0.
37 Total $0 $45,128 $0 $2,183,347 $2,228,475 0.
38
39 The amendment was declared passed by the following roll call vote:
40
1 YES 40 NO 23 EXCUSED 2 ABSENT
2 Arndt Y Exum Y Larson Y Singer N
3 Baisley Y Froelich Y Liston Y Sirota N
4 Benavidez N Garnett N Lontine N Snyder Y
5 Bird Y Geitner Y McCluskie N Soper Y
6 Bockenfeld Y Gonzales-Gutierrez E McKean Y Sullivan Y
7 Buck Y Gray N McLachlan Y Tipper Y
8 Buckner N Herod E Melton N Titone Y
9 Buentello Y Holtorf Y Michaelson Jenet N Valdez A. Y
10 Caraveo Y Hooton Y Mullica N Valdez D. Y
11 Carver Y Humphrey Y Neville Y Van Winkle Y
12 Catlin Y Jackson N Pelton Y Weissman N
13 Champion Y Jaquez Lewis N Ransom Y Will Y
14 Coleman N Kennedy N Rich Y Williams D. Y
15 Cutter Y Kipp N Roberts N Wilson Y
16 Duran N Kraft-Tharp N Saine Y Woodrow N
17 Esgar N Landgraf Y Sandridge Y Young Y
18 Speaker N

House Journal, June 2
50 Amend printed bill, page 276, line 13, strike "INSURANCE" and
51 substitute "INSURANCE71a".
52
53 Page 289, after line 6 insert:
1 "71a Department of Labor and Employment, Division of
2 Unemployment Insurance -- The General Assembly's
3 intent is that employers' unemployment insurance
4 premiums not be increased in January 2021, which may
5 be accomplished through the deposit of additional funds
6 into the Unemployment Compensation Fund or a
7 statutory change. Legislative Council Staff calculates
8 that to avoid a solvency surcharge, the balance in the
9 Unemployment Compensation Fund on June 30, 2020,
10 must be at least $684.9 million. Legislative Council
11 Staff also calculates that to avoid any increase in the
12 unemployment insurance premium rate schedule, the
13 balance in this fund on June 30, 2020, must be at least
14 $1,095.9 million. The June 30, 2020, balance in this
15 fund is expected to range from below zero, based on the
16 Legislative Council Staff May 2020 forecast, to
17 between $250 and $300 million, based on recent
18 estimates from the Department of Labor and
19 Employment.".
20
21 PURPOSE: Adds a footnote in the Department of Labor and
22 Employment expressing the General Assembly's intent that
23 unemployment insurance premiums not be increased in January 2021.
24
25 Fiscal Impact of Amendment
26 Department GF CF RF FF Total FTE
27 Labor and
28 Employment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 0.
29
30 The amendment was declared passed by the following roll call vote:
31
32 YES 40 NO 24 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
33 Arndt N Exum Y Larson Y Singer Y
34 Baisley Y Froelich N Liston Y Sirota Y
35 Benavidez Y Garnett N Lontine N Snyder N
36 Bird N Geitner Y McCluskie N Soper Y
37 Bockenfeld Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
38 Buck Y Gray Y McLachlan Y Tipper Y
39 Buckner N Herod E Melton N Titone Y
40 Buentello Y Holtorf Y Michaelson Jenet Y Valdez A. Y
41 Caraveo N Hooton N Mullica N Valdez D. Y
42 Carver Y Humphrey Y Neville Y Van Winkle Y
43 Catlin Y Jackson N Pelton Y Weissman N
44 Champion Y Jaquez Lewis Y Ransom Y Will Y
45 Coleman N Kennedy N Rich Y Williams D. Y
46 Cutter Y Kipp N Roberts N Wilson Y
47 Duran N Kraft-Tharp Y Saine Y Woodrow N
48 Esgar N Landgraf Y Sandridge Y Young Y
49 Speaker N

Senate Journal, June 4
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB20-1360 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 63, line 4, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL
column strike "4,785,007,994" and substitute "4,784,907,994" and in the
GENERAL FUND column strike "4,386,218,689" and substitute
"4,386,118,689".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

Page 386, line 13, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "430,860"
and substitute " 820,234".

Page 387, line 6, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike
"45,848,565" and substitute "46,237,939" and in the
REAPPROPRIATED FUNDS column strike "45,848,565a" and
substitute "46,237,939a".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

Page 699, strike lines 22 and 23.

Strike page 700.

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 121, line 4, in the TOTAL column strike "9,049,328,048" and
substitute "9,043,278,907", in the GENERAL FUND column strike
"2,353,908,112(M)" and substitute "2,350,087,446(M)", in the CASH
FUNDS column strike "1,208,736,485b" and substitute "1,208,691,357b",
and in the FEDERAL FUNDS column strike "5,358,566,331" and
substitute "5,356,382,984".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

Page 122, line 1, strike "$880,777,026" and substitute "$880,731,898".

Page 698, strike lines 16 through 20.

Page 699, strike lines 1 through 21.

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 158, line 3, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike
"1,381,181,425" and substitute "1,380,931,425" and in the CASH
FUNDS column strike "1,278,002,411a" and substitute "1,277,752,411a".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

Page 158, line 7, strike "$3,550,000" and substitute "$3,300,000".

Page 192, line 8, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "9,618,064"
and substitute "8,868,064" and in the CASH FUNDS column strike
"7,650,589n" and substitute "6,900,589n".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

Page 194, line 10, strike "$1,623,672" and substitute "$873,672".

Page 215, line 11, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike
"7,590,842" and substitute "5,090,842" and in the CASH FUNDS
column strike "5,590,842a" and substitute "3,090,842a".

Adjust affected total accordingly.

Page 393, line 10, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike
"4,358,387" and substitute "3,608,387" and in the CASH FUNDS
column strike "1,699,492b" and substitute "949,492b".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

Page 394, line 4, strike "Of this amount, $949,492" and substitute "This
amount" and strike "C.R.S., and $750,000 shall be from the Marijuana
Tax" and substitute "C.R.S."

Page 394, strike line 5.

Page 431, after line 2, insert:

ITEM & CASH
SUBTOTAL FUNDS
$ $

"Marijuana Education
Campaign 4,654,102 4,654,102e
(3.7 FTE)".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

Page 432, after line 2, insert:

"e This amount shall be from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund created in
Section 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S."

Page 203, strike lines 7 through 9.

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

Page 204, strike lines 9 and 10.

Page 238, line 15, in the GENERAL FUND column strike
"973,689,422d" and substitute "973,189,422".

Page 239, strike lines 5 and 6.

Page 243, strike lines 16 and 17.

Page 244, strike lines 1 and 2.

Page 237, line 9, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike
"15,148,659" and substitute "14,148,659" and in the CASH FUNDS
column strike "3,048,112d" and substitute "2,048,112d".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

Page 324, line 3, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "950,673"
and substitute "1,950,673" and in the CASH FUNDS column strike
"950,673g" and substitute "1,950,673g".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.


Appro-
priations


Fiscal Notes:

HB20-1361 Reduce The Adult Dental Benefit 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Saturday, June 6 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(4) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | J. McCluskie (D) / D. Moreno (D) | R. Zenzinger (D)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. Beginning when the higher federal match afforded through the federal "Families First Coronavirus Response Act" expires, the bill reduces the adult dental benefit so that it does not exceed $1,000 per year for a participant.

From the savings from the reduction of the adult dental benefit in the medical assistance program, the bill transfers $1,139,402 from the unclaimed property trust fund to the general fund in the 2020-21 fiscal year and $2,278,804 in the 2021-22 fiscal year. Furthermore, the bill requires $331,462 to be appropriated from the healthcare affordability and sustainability fee cash fund to offset general fund expenditures for the state medical assistance program.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/3/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
6/4/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/5/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB20-1364 Repeal Opioid Awareness Program And Appropriation 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Saturday, June 6 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(8) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | K. Ransom (R) / D. Moreno (D) | R. Zenzinger (D)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. Current law requires appropriations of $750,000 for state fiscal years 2019-20 through 2023-24 from the marijuana tax cash fund to the center for research into substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery support strategies to implement a program to increase public awareness concerning the safe use, storage, and disposal of opioids and the availability of naloxone and other drugs used to block the effects of an opioid overdose. The bill repeals the requirement reduces the appropriation to $250,000 for state fiscal years 2020-21 through 2023-24. and repeals the program, effective September 1, 2020. The bill also repeals the scheduled sunset review of the program prior to its repeal.

(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: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
6/2/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/3/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
6/4/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/5/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:

House Journal, June 1
53 Amendment No. 1, by Representative Kennedy.
54
55 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 3, strike "(5)(b)" and substitute
56 "(5)(b)(I)".
1 Page 2, line 6, after "(I)" insert "(A)".
2
3 Page 2, strike lines 11 through 19.
4
5 Page 3, strike lines 1 through 4 and substitute:
6
7 "(B) FOR THE 2020-21 STATE FISCAL YEAR, AND EACH STATE
8 FISCAL YEAR THEREAFTER THROUGH THE 2023-24 STATE FISCAL YEAR,
9 THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE TWO HUNDRED FIFTY
10 THOUSAND DOLLARS PER YEAR TO THE CENTER FROM THE MARIJUANA TAX
11 CASH FUND CREATED IN SECTION 39-28.8-501 (1) FOR THE PURPOSES OF
12 THIS SUBSECTION (5).".
13
14 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
15
16 Page 3, line 10, strike "$750,000." and substitute "$500,000.".
17
18 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
19 Reading and Final Passage.
20

House Journal, June 1
48 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 3, strike "(5)(b)" and substitute
49 "(5)(b)(I)".
50
51 Page 2, line 6, after "(I)" insert "(A)".
52
53 Page 2, strike lines 11 through 19.
54
55 Page 3, strike lines 1 through 4 and substitute:
56
1 "(B) FOR THE 2020-21 STATE FISCAL YEAR, AND EACH STATE
2 FISCAL YEAR THEREAFTER THROUGH THE 2023-24 STATE FISCAL YEAR,
3 THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE TWO HUNDRED FIFTY
4 THOUSAND DOLLARS PER YEAR TO THE CENTER FROM THE MARIJUANA TAX
5 CASH FUND CREATED IN SECTION 39-28.8-501 (1) FOR THE PURPOSES OF
6 THIS SUBSECTION (5).".
7
8 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
9
10 Page 3, line 10, strike "$750,000." and substitute "$500,000.".
11
12 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
13
14 YES 23 NO 41 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
15 Arndt N Exum N Larson Y Singer N
16 Baisley Y Froelich N Liston Y Sirota N
17 Benavidez N Garnett N Lontine N Snyder N
18 Bird N Geitner Y McCluskie N Soper E
19 Bockenfeld Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
20 Buck Y Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
21 Buckner N Herod N Melton N Titone N
22 Buentello N Holtorf Y Michaelson Jenet N Valdez A. N
23 Caraveo N Hooton N Mullica N Valdez D. N
24 Carver Y Humphrey Y Neville Y Van Winkle Y
25 Catlin Y Jackson N Pelton Y Weissman N
26 Champion Y Jaquez Lewis N Ransom Y Will Y
27 Coleman N Kennedy N Rich Y Williams D. Y
28 Cutter N Kipp N Roberts N Wilson Y
29 Duran N Kraft-Tharp N Saine Y Woodrow N
30 Esgar N Landgraf Y Sandridge Y Young N
31 Speaker N
32
33 Representative Williams moved to amend the Report of the Committee
34 of the Whole to show that L.001 the following Williams amendment to


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB20-1366 Higher Education Funding Allocation Model 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Saturday, June 6 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(10) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | J. McCluskie (D) / R. Zenzinger (D) | B. Rankin (R)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The bill makes revisions to the higher education funding provisions set forth in part 3 of article 18 of title 23, Colorado Revised Statutes, creating a new higher education funding allocation model (new funding model).

Under current law, state funding for state institutions of higher education (institutions) is provided through appropriations for fee-for-service contracts and student stipends through the college opportunity fund program. In addition, state funding to support specialty education programs, such as the health sciences center at the university of Colorado and the veterinary medicine program at Colorado state university, and area technical colleges and local district colleges, is provided through specialty education fee-for-service contracts and grants.

The bill creates a new funding model beginning with the 2021-22 state fiscal year that includes new provisions for calculating fee-for-service contracts for institutions and makes related changes to the calculation of state funding to support specialty education programs, area technical colleges, and local district colleges.

Under the new funding model, fee-for-service contracts for institutions are based on 3 components: Ongoing additional funding, performance funding, and temporary additional funding. The Colorado commission on higher education (commission), in conjunction with the department of higher education (department) and in collaboration with the institutions, shall calculate and make funding recommendations to the joint budget committee for these components as part of the annual budget request process.

Ongoing additional funding is base building and may be awarded to an institution to make progress toward the commission's master plan goals, which may include addressing base funding disparities or funding priorities not addressed through performance funding metrics. An institution may also receive ongoing additional funding through a formula set forth in the bill to recognize an institution's additional costs associated with educating and providing services to first-generation undergraduate students.

Performance funding is calculated based on an institution's change over time in performance on each performance funding metric compared to other institutions' change in performance and adjusted based on each institution's share of funding in the previous state fiscal year. The performance funding metrics include:

  • Resident student full-time equivalent enrollment;
  • Credential completion;
  • Resident Pell-eligible student population share;
  • Resident underrepresented minority student population share;
  • Retention rate;
  • One-hundred-percent-of-time graduation rate;
  • One-hundred-fifty-percent-of-time graduation rate; and
  • Resident first-generation undergraduate student population share.

The joint budget committee determines the amount of funding allocated to each performance funding metric for a fiscal year after considering recommendations from the commission and department that are developed in collaboration with the institutions.

Finally, temporary additional funding, which is not base building, may be awarded to an institution for a specified period of time to address commission master plan goals or other areas the commission identifies.

Under current law and the new model, minimum funding for specialty education programs, local district colleges, and area technical colleges provided pursuant to section 23-18-304, Colorado Revised Statutes, is based on their previous year's funding, increased or decreased by the average percentage change in state funding for all institutions (percentage change). However, the bill modifies how the percentage change is calculated so that it does not include amounts awarded to institutions for ongoing additional funding or temporary additional funding in the applicable state fiscal year.

The bill requires the annual budget request that the commission and the department submit relating to the new funding model to include detailed information and funding recommendations.

The bill also requires the commission, in conjunction with the department and in collaboration with the institutions, to identify and make recommendations to the joint budget committee by July 1, 2022, concerning ways to better measure success for students who are not first-time, full-time students. This may include a recommendation for a statutory change to the calculation of one of the graduation rate performance funding metrics.

The bill repeals fiscal limits, reporting requirements, and budget provisions that do not apply to the new funding model.

The bill makes conforming amendments in statute to reflect the creation of a new higher education funding model.


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

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
5/26/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/28/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/3/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
6/4/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/5/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB20-1371 Delay Substance Use And Mental Health Services Grant Program 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Saturday, June 6 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(15) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | J. McCluskie (D) / D. Moreno (D) | R. Zenzinger (D)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. Existing law requires the department of local affairs (department) to award grants to counties pursuant to the community substance use and mental health services grant program (grant program) and requires the general assembly, beginning in fiscal year 2020-21, to appropriate money for the grant program from the estimated savings from House Bill 19-1263, enacted in 2019.

The bill makes the department's requirement to issue grants subject to available appropriations, removes the requirement to appropriate money for the grant program, and states the general assembly's intent to fund the grant program with money generated from the estimated savings from House Bill 19-1263.


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

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/3/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
6/4/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/5/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB20-1373 Use Of Tobacco Revenues Under Fiscal Emergency 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Friday, June 5 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(3) in house calendar.
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | J. McCluskie (D) / D. Moreno (D) | R. Zenzinger (D)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. Pursuant to the declaration of a state fiscal emergency (emergency declaration), for the 2020-21 fiscal year only, the bill expands the purposes for which tobacco tax revenues in the tobacco education programs fund and the prevention, early detection, and treatment fund may be used to include any health-related purpose and to serve populations enrolled in the children's basic health plan and the Colorado medical assistance program at the programs' respective levels of enrollment as of January 1, 2005.

Also pursuant to the emergency declaration, for the 2020-21 fiscal year only, the bill authorizes grantees under certain programs funded through tobacco tax revenue to use the grant money to investigate and control the spread of COVID-19.

The bill repeals an obsolete provision of law.

The bill makes and reduces certain appropriations.


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

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB20-1380 Move Tobacco Litigation Settlement Moneys General Fund 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Saturday, June 6 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(22) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: J. McCluskie (D) | K. Ransom (R) / D. Moreno (D) | R. Zenzinger (D)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The bill redirects a portion of tobacco litigation settlement moneys (settlement moneys) to the general fund for state fiscal year (FY) 2020-21 by:

  • Transferring $20 million of settlement moneys received during FY 2019-20 to the general fund and offsetting the $20 million reduction in the amount of such settlement moneys available for allocation in FY 2020-21 to the programs that receive settlement moneys by allocating to the programs in FY 2020-21 $20 million of settlement moneys to be received by the state in FY 2020-21 that would otherwise be allocated in FY 2021-22;
  • Removing $2,000,130 of settlement moneys received in excess of projections during FY 2019-20 from the base amount used to calculate the statutory allocations of settlement moneys to various programs;
  • Reducing the statutory allocations of settlement moneys:
  • For the tobacco settlement defense account of the tobacco litigation settlement cash fund (litigation account) from 2.5% to 0.75% of the settlement moneys; and
  • For the state dental loan repayment program by $160,717;
  • Requiring all settlement moneys received during FY 2019-20 that are not allocated for state fiscal year 2020-21 under the modified statutory allocation formula to be transferred to the general fund on July 1, 2020;
  • Requiring additional July 1, 2020, transfers to the general fund of settlement moneys previously credited to cash funds that receive statutory allocations of settlement moneys as follows:
  • $8 million from the tobacco settlement defense account;
  • $4,237,375 from the nurse home visitor program fund; and
  • $3 million from the Colorado state veterans trust fund.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/3/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
6/4/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/5/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB20-1384 Wraparound Services For Eligible at-Risk Children 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Friday, June 5 2020
SPECIAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(1) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | J. McCluskie (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The bill removes the requirement that the department of health care policy and financing and the department of human services implement high-fidelity wraparound services for children and youth at risk of out-of-home placement or in an out-of-home placement unless money is appropriated for the implementation of the services.

The bill removes the requirement that the department of public health and environment provide statewide training for primary care providers on the standardized screening tools unless money is appropriated for the training.

The bill reduces appropriations to the department of health care policy and financing and the department of human services.


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

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
6/2/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/3/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
6/4/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/4/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/5/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
Amendments:

House Journal, May 27
21 HB20-1384 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
22 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
23 recommendation:
24
25 Amend printed bill, page 8, after line 22 insert:
26
27 "(5) To implement this act, the general fund appropriation made
28 in the annual general appropriation act for the 2020-21 state fiscal year to
29 the department of public health and environment for use by the prevention
30 services division for suicide prevention is decreased by $108,640, and the
31 related FTE is decreased by 0.2 FTE.".
32
33


Fiscal Notes:

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HB20-1385 Use Of Increased Medicaid Match 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Saturday, June 6 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(6) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | J. McCluskie (D) / D. Moreno (D) | R. Zenzinger (D)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. For fiscal years 2019-20 and 2020-21, the bill specifies that:

  • If a provider or a school district submits a certification of public expenditure pursuant to federal law, the provider, or school district shall receive federal matching funds in the amount of 50% of the amount certified, and any federal financial participation in excess of 50% of the amount certified must be transferred to the general fund for the medical assistance program;
  • The amount of increased federal financial participation in excess of 50% generated from appropriations out of the healthcare affordability and sustainability fee cash fund must be used to offset other general fund appropriations for the medical assistance program;
  • The amount of increased federal financial participation in excess of 50% for reimbursements and payments must be transferred from the medicaid nursing facility cash fund to the general fund for the medical assistance program expenditures; and
  • The appropriation to the university of Colorado for fee-for-service contracts for health services is reduced by the amount of federal financial participation that exceeds 50%.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/3/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
6/4/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/5/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB20-1386 Use Fees For Medical Assistance Program General Fund Offset 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Saturday, June 6 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(7) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: J. McCluskie (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. For the 2020-21 state fiscal year (FY 2020-21), the bill:

  • Authorizes the use of healthcare affordability and sustainability fee revenue for state medical assistance program expenditures;
  • Requires $161 million to be appropriated from the healthcare affordability and sustainability fee cash fund to offset general fund expenditures for the state medical assistance program;
  • Reduces the FY 2020-21 general fund appropriation to the department of health care policy and financing (HCPF) for medical services premiums by $161 million; and
  • Appropriates $161 million from the healthcare affordability and sustainability fee cash fund to HCPF for medical services premiums.

The bill also clarifies that if the amount of healthcare affordability and sustainability fee revenue collected exceeds a federal limit, hospitals that received such excess federal matching money are responsible for repaying the excess federal money and any associated federal penalties to the federal government.


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

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/3/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
6/4/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/5/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB20-1389 Suspend Transfers Child Welfare Services Cash Fund 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Friday, June 5 2020
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE - CONSENT CALENDAR
(4) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: J. McCluskie (D) | K. Ransom (R) / D. Moreno (D) | R. Zenzinger (D)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The bill suspends for 3 years transfers to the child welfare prevention and intervention services cash fund of unspent general fund appropriations to the child welfare services line item.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/3/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
6/4/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/4/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/5/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB20-1390 Discontinue Division of Youth Services Trauma Pilot Program 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Friday, June 5 2020
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE - CONSENT CALENDAR
(5) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | K. Ransom (R) / D. Moreno (D) | B. Rankin (R)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The bill repeals the pilot programs in the division of youth services that were created to aid in the establishment of a division-wide therapeutic and rehabilitative culture, including the use of trauma-responsive principles and practices.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/3/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
6/4/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/4/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/5/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB20-1391 Behavioral Health Programs Appropriations 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Friday, June 5 2020
SPECIAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(3) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | J. McCluskie (D) / D. Moreno (D) | R. Zenzinger (D)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The bill removes the requirement that the state department of human services (department) implement a behavioral health capacity tracking system and make available to the public appropriate information from the capacity tracking system, unless money is appropriated for the system.

The bill removes the requirement that the department implement a care navigation program to assist engaged clients in obtaining access to treatment for substance use disorders, unless money is appropriated for the program. The bill requires the department to report to the general assembly if the care navigation program is implemented.

The bill reduces appropriations.


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

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/3/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
6/4/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/4/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/5/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB20-1393 Expand Mental Health Diversion Pilot Program 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Saturday, June 6 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(13) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | J. McCluskie (D) / R. Zenzinger (D) | B. Rankin (R)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. Under current law, the alternative pilot programs to divert individuals with mental health conditions may operate in up to 4 judicial districts. The bill allows the programs to be expanded into 5 or more judicial districts to increase the number of participants.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/3/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
6/4/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/5/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB20-1395 End Skilled Worker Outreach, Recruitment, and Key Training Act Grants Transfer Money To General Fund 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Friday, June 5 2020
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE - CONSENT CALENDAR
(8) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: J. McCluskie (D) | K. Ransom (R) / D. Moreno (D) | B. Rankin (R)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The bill precludes the department of labor and employment from awarding or issuing grants under the "Skilled Worker Outreach, Recruitment, and Key Training Act", also known as the "WORK Act", as of the effective date of the bill. Additionally, the state treasurer is directed to transfer any balance in the WORK fund as of September 1, 2020, and September 1, 2021, to the general fund. The program is repealed on September 30, 2021. The bill adjusts the 2020 long bill by eliminating the $3.3 million appropriation for the program.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/3/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
6/4/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/4/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/5/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB20-1399 Suspend Limited Gaming Tax Transfers To Cash Funds 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Friday, June 5 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(25) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | J. McCluskie (D) / D. Moreno (D) | B. Rankin (R)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The bill suspends, for 2 years, the operation of statutory provisions allocating specific amounts of revenue derived from the tax on limited gaming activity to the following cash funds:

  • The Colorado travel and tourism promotion fund, administered by the board of directors of the Colorado tourism office;
  • The advanced industries acceleration cash fund, administered by the Colorado office of economic development;
  • The local government limited gaming impact fund, including the limited gaming impact account and the gambling addiction account, administered by the departments of local affairs and human services and local governmental entities;
  • The innovative higher education research fund, administered by the higher education competitive research authority;
  • The creative industries cash fund, administered by the council on creative industries; and
  • The Colorado office of film, television, and media operational account cash fund, administered by the Colorado office of film, television, and media.

The bill adjusts current long bill appropriations to fund the respective programs for the 2020-21 state fiscal year.


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

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/3/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
6/4/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/5/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
Amendments:

Senate Journal, June 4
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB20-1399 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 5, strike lines 15 through 21 and substitute:
"(3) For the 2020-21 state fiscal year, $33,272 is appropriated to
the department of local affairs for use by the administration division of
the executive director's office. This appropriation is from reappropriated
funds from the local government limited gaming impact fund under
subsection (2) of this section. To implement this act, the executive
director's office may use this appropriation as follows:
(a) $17,160 for health, life, and dental;
(b) $779 for workers' compensation;
(c) $323 for payment to risk management and property funds;
(d) $4,227 for capitol complex leased space;
(e) $8,083 for payments to OIT; and
(f) $2,700 for CORE operations.
(4) For the 2020-21 state fiscal year, $114,788 is appropriated to
the department of local affairs for use by the division of local
government. This appropriation is from reappropriated funds from the
local government limited gaming impact fund under subsection (2) of
this section. To implement this act, the division may use this
appropriation for program costs related to field services. This amount is
based on the assumption that the division will require an additional 1.0
FTE.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 5, line 27, strike "$1,743,464." and substitute "$1,710,192.".

Page 6, strike lines 1 through 6 and substitute:
"(6) For the 2020-21 state fiscal year, $16,748 is appropriated to
the department of local affairs for use by the division of local
government. This appropriation is from reappropriated funds from the
local government limited gaming impact fund under subsection (2) of
this section. To implement this act, the division may use this
appropriation for indirect cost assessment.".

Page 7, after line 17 insert:

"(7) To implement this act, the cash funds appropriation from
various cash fund sources made in the annual general appropriation act
for the 2020-21 state fiscal year to the department of local affairs for use
by the administration division of the executive director's office is reduced
by the following amounts:
(a) $17,160 for health, life, and dental;
(b) $779 for workers' compensation;
(c) $323 for payment to risk management and property funds;
(d) $4,227 for capitol complex leased space;
(e) $8,083 for payments to OIT; and
(f) $2,700 for CORE operations.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 8, strike lines 4 through 9 and substitute:
"(10) To implement this act, the cash funds appropriation from
the local government limited gaming impact fund created in section 44-
30-1301 (1)(a), C.R.S., made in the annual general appropriation act for
the 2020-21 state fiscal year to the department of local affairs for use by
the division of local government for indirect cost assessment is decreased
by $16,748.".

Appro-
priations


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB20-1400 Temporary Modification Of Limited Gaming Tax Revenue Allocation 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Saturday, June 6 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(26) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | J. McCluskie (D) / D. Moreno (D) | R. Zenzinger (D)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The bill temporarily modifies the manner in which limited gaming tax revenues are allocated between the limited gaming fund and the extended limited gaming fund ( i.e. , the portion of limited gaming tax revenues derived from increased hours of operation, enlarged wagering limit, and the addition of craps and roulette) in order to more equitably address recovery in the years immediately following the global pandemic and economic recession of 2020. The modification ends in the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which total limited gaming tax revenues again equal or exceed the total limited gaming tax revenues collected in state fiscal year 2018-19.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/3/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
6/4/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/5/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:

House Journal, June 1
50 Amendment No. 1, by Representative Esgar.
51
52 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 11, strike "AND".
53
54 Page 3, line 19, change the period to a semicolon and add "AND".
55
56 Page 3, after line 19 insert:
1 "(IV) THE ALLOCATION PROVISIONS OF SECTION 9(7) OF ARTICLE
2 XVIII OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION DO NOT CONTEMPLATE THE
3 UNPRECEDENTED SIGNIFICANT DECLINE IN LIMITED GAMING REVENUES
4 CAUSED BY THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC, AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DESIRES
5 TO ADDRESS THE ORIGINAL IMPLEMENTING STATUTORY FORMULA FOR THE
6 ALLOCATION OF GAMING REVENUES, CONSISTENT WITH THE STATE
7 CONSTITUTION, IN A MANNER THAT MODIFIES THE STATUTORY ANNUAL
8 ADJUSTMENT PROVISIONS TO RETAIN THE CONSTITUTIONAL ALLOCATION,
9 THUS REFLECTING THE PROPORTIONATE ALLOCATION TO THE
10 BENEFICIARIES OF LIMITED GAMING TAX REVENUES.".
11
12 Page 4, line 13, strike "SHALL".
13
14 Page 4, strike line 14 and substitute "ARE TEMPORARILY SUPERSEDED BY
15 THE SPECIFIC ALLOCATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE CONSTITUTIONAL ANNUAL
16 ADJUSTMENT".
17
18 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
19 Reading and Final Passage.
20


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HB20-1401 Marijuana Tax Cash Fund Spending And Transfer 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Friday, June 5 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(27) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | K. Ransom (R) / D. Moreno (D) | B. Rankin (R)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The bill repeals the prohibition on the general assembly appropriating the bulk of the money from the marijuana tax cash fund until the year following the year that the revenue is received by the state. Instead, the general assembly will be permitted to appropriate the money in the fund in the same year that the revenue is received, subject to the same reserve requirement. This change immediately increases the uncommitted balance in the fund for state fiscal year 2020-21, and the state treasurer is required to transfer $136,989,750 from the fund to the general fund on October 1, 2020. The reserve is also clarified in light of this change.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/3/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
6/4/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/5/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


HJR20-1008 Declaring Fiscal Emergency For Use Of Tobacco Tax 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Friday, June 5 2020
CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION(S)
(1) in house calendar.
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | J. McCluskie (D) / D. Moreno (D) | R. Zenzinger (D)
Summary: *** No bill summary available ***
Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/28/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/1/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

SB20-019 Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning Tax Policy 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: NOT ON 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
5/26/2020 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/28/2020 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 12/25/2020 - No Amendments
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


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


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: Friday, June 5 2020
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(24) in house 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
5/28/2020 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/3/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/4/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


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 - annual report. The act changes the date that the statutory revision committee is required to report its findings and recommendations to the general assembly from on or before November 15 of each year to on or before July 1 of each year.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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:

Fiscal Note


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:

Fiscal Note


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:

Fiscal Note


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:

Department of law - recodification. The act recodifies statutory provisions governing the department of law (department), especially by replacing outmoded language with updated terms and usage.

The act repeals outmoded language regarding internal divisions within the department, specifies the powers and duties of the attorney general, enumerates internal divisions of the department, updates the statutory provision authorizing the appointment of the chief deputy attorney general, and addresses the appointment and qualifications of the solicitor general.

The act updates statutory provisions governing the victims' services coordinator. It updates statutory provisions governing money received by the attorney general. It also 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. The act specifies requirements pertaining to the legal services the attorney general provides to state agencies and clarifies that nothing in the act is to be construed as affecting, limiting, or supplanting the common law authority of the attorney general or the department.

The act specifies requirements governing the provision of identification cards to retired peace officers.

The act addresses legal representation of the state auditor and 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.

The act also repeals existing outmoded sections of law.


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

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



Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


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
5/27/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
6/4/2020 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


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
5/27/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance
6/4/2020 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
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: Friday, June 5 2020
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(26) in house 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
5/27/2020 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/3/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
6/4/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
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.


House Journal, May 28
10 SB20-096 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
11 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
12 recommendation:
13
14 Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, after line 1 insert:
15
16 "SECTION 1. Legislative declaration. The general assembly
17 recognizes the importance of protecting personal information that is
18 disclosed and recorded, including both audio and video, during the remote
19 notarization process. Data privacy is an essential part of Colorado's
20 authorization of remote notarization and the security of personal data
21 from unauthorized use or theft is of critical importance in the
22 implementation of remote notarization requirements in Colorado.".
23
24 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
25
26 Page 12, line 16, strike "AN INDIVIDUAL" and substitute "A PERSON".
27
28 Page 14, line 10, strike "(1)(g) and (1)(h)" and substitute "(1)(g), (1)(h),
29 and (3)".
30
31 Page 14, line 11, strike "Rules." and substitute "Rules - definitions -
32 repeal.".
33
34 Page 14, after line 24 insert:
35
36 "(3) (a) AS USED IN THIS SUBSECTION (3):
37 (I) "INTERIM PERIOD" MEANS THE PERIOD BEGINNING ON MARCH
38 30, 2020, AND ENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 2020.
39 (II) "TEMPORARY RULE" MEANS RULE 5 OF THE NOTARY PROGRAM
40 RULES AS ADOPTED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE EFFECTIVE MARCH 30,
41 2020, AND PUBLISHED AT 8 CCR 1505-11, AND ANY ANALOGOUS
42 SUCCESSOR EMERGENCY RULE OF THE NOTARY PROGRAM THAT
43 AUTHORIZES REMOTE NOTARIZATIONS.
44 (b) DURING THE INTERIM PERIOD:
45 (I) A NOTARY PUBLIC COMMISSIONED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE
46 MAY PERFORM NOTARIAL ACTS WITH RESPECT TO A REMOTELY LOCATED
47 INDIVIDUAL USING AUDIO-VIDEO COMMUNICATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH,
48 AND SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS SET FORTH IN, THE
49 TEMPORARY RULE; AND
50 (II) INSOFAR AS IT RELATES TO ANY NOTARIAL ACT PERMITTED BY
51 THE TEMPORARY RULE AND PERFORMED DURING THE INTERIM PERIOD, ANY
52 REQUIREMENT IN THIS PART 5 OR TITLE 38 THAT AN INDIVIDUAL MAKING
53 A STATEMENT OR EXECUTING A SIGNATURE APPEAR PERSONALLY BEFORE
54 A NOTARIAL OFFICER IS SATISFIED BY THE PROCEDURES SPECIFIED IN AND
55 PERMITTED BY THE TEMPORARY RULE.
56 (c) THE SECRETARY OF STATE MAY AMEND THE TEMPORARY RULE
1 IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 4 OF THIS TITLE 24, BUT THE AMENDMENT
2 MUST NOT PERMIT THE PERFORMANCE OF A REMOTE NOTARIZATION WITH
3 RESPECT TO A RECORD DESCRIBED IN SECTION 5.2.2 OF THE TEMPORARY
4 RULE OTHER THAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE
5 TEMPORARY RULE AS IT EXISTED ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
6 SUBSECTION (3).
7 (d) A NOTARIAL ACT PERFORMED DURING THE INTERIM PERIOD
8 WITH RESPECT TO A REMOTELY LOCATED INDIVIDUAL THAT COMPLIED
9 WITH THE TEMPORARY RULE IS NOT INVALID DUE TO THE LACK OF EXPRESS
10 STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR THE NOTARIAL ACT.
11 (e) THE SECRETARY OF STATE SHALL UPDATE THE APPLICABLE
12 JOINT COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE DURING THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE'S
13 2020 PRESENTATION MADE PURSUANT TO SECTION 2-7-203 REGARDING
14 THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SUBSECTION (3).
15 (f) SUBSECTIONS (3)(b), (3)(c), AND (3)(e) OF THIS SECTION AND
16 THIS SUBSECTION (3)(f) ARE REPEALED, EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 31, 2020.".
17
18 Page 15, strike lines 16 through 25 and substitute:
19
20 "SECTION 9. Effective date - applicability. (1) This act:
5 21 (a) Takes effect upon passage; except that sections 1 through
22 and 7 of this act take effect December 31, 2020; and
23 (b) Applies to conduct occurring on or after March 30, 2020.
24 SECTION 10. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
25 determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
26 preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".
27
28

House Journal, June 3
50 SB20-096 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the
51 Committee of the Whole with favorable recommendation:
52
53 Amend reengrossed, page 15, after line 15 insert:
54
55 "SECTION 8. Appropriation. (1) For the 2020-21 state fiscal
1 year, $132,795 is appropriated to the department of state. This
2 appropriation is from the department of state cash fund created in section
3 24-21-104 (3)(b), C.R.S. To implement this act, the department may use
4 this appropriation as follows:
5 (a) $57,910 for use by the business and licensing division for
6 personal services, which amount is based on an assumption that the
7 division will require an additional 1.1 FTE;
8 (b) $7,685 for use by the business and licensing division for
9 operating expenses; and
10 (c) $67,200 for use by the information technology division for
11 personal services.".
12
13 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
14
15 Page 1, line 102, strike "COMMUNICATION." and substitute
16 "COMMUNICATION, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN
17 APPROPRIATION.".
18
19

House Journal, June 4
9 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated June 3, 2020, and placed
10 in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, June 3, 2020.
11
12 Amendment No. 2, Business Affairs & Labor Report, dated May 27, 2020,
13 and placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
14 May 28, 2020.
15
16 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Carver.
17
18 Amend the Business Affairs and Labor Committee Report, dated May 27,
19 2020, page 2, lines 38 and 39, strike "5 and 7" and substitute "6 and 8".
20
21 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
22 Reading and Final Passage.
23


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
3/23/2020 Governor Signed
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: Friday, June 5 2020
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(31) in house 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
5/27/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
6/3/2020 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/4/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note


SB20-186 Colorado Redistricting Commissions 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Friday, June 5 2020
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(13) in senate 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
5/27/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/2/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/4/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
6/5/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Amendments:

Senate Journal, May 27
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-186 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 5, line 16, after "THE" insert "CLERK AND
RECORDER OF EACH COUNTY, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF ITS".

Page 5, line 17, strike "COMMISSIONERS OF EACH COUNTY," and substitute
"COMMISSIONERS,".

Page 14, after line 6 insert:
"SECTION 8. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 2-2-506, amend
(1)(a) as follows:
2-2-506. Precinct boundaries. (1) (a) Pursuant to the provisions
of sections 1-5-101 and 1-5-102, C.R.S., the CLERK AND RECORDER OF
EACH COUNTY, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF ITS board of county
commissioners, of each county shall redraw the general election precincts
in such county to ensure that no general election precinct is contained
within more than one state representative, state senatorial, or
congressional district.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 17, strike lines 21 through 27 and substitute:
"SECTION 14. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend as
amended by House Bill 20-1010 2-2-901 as follows:
2-2-901. Population data for redistricting. For purposes of
redrawing the boundaries of congressional, state senatorial, and state
representative districts after each federal census, the independent
legislative and congressional redistricting commissions established
pursuant to sections 44 and 46 of article V of the state constitution shall
use population data supplied by the United States census bureau THAT
HAS BEEN USED TO APPORTION THE SEATS IN THE UNITED STATES HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES AMONG THE STATES as adjusted by the legislative
council staff and office of legislative legal services, or any successor
offices, pursuant to section 2-2-902.".

Strike page 18.

Page 19, strike lines 1 through 18.

Page 21, line 9, strike "FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND".

Page 21, line 11, strike "TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND".

Page 21, lines 12 and 13, strike "TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND".

Page 24, line 1, strike "18 to 24" and substitute "19 to 25".

Page 24, line 26, strike "19" and substitute "20".

Page 25, line 12, strike "19" and substitute "20".

Page 26, line 26, strike "22" and substitute "23".

Page 28, line 25, strike "ninety-nine" and substitute "two hundred".

Page 29, line 21, strike "ninety-nine" and substitute "two hundred".

Page 30, strike lines 11 through 20, and substitute:

"SECTION 26. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby
finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".


State,
Veterans, &
Military
Affairs

Senate Journal, June 4
SB20-186 by Senator(s) Fenberg and Holbert, Garcia; also Representative(s) Garnett and Neville,
Becker--Concerning the independent redistricting commissions in Colorado.

Amendment No. 1, State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, May 27, pages 581-582 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2(L.007), by Senator Fenberg.

Amend the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee Report dated
May 27, 2020, page 2, line 4, before "population" insert "TOTAL".


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



Fiscal Notes:

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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
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
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
5/26/2020 Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
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SB20-205 Sick Leave For Employees 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Saturday, June 6 2020
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
9:00 AM Old Supreme Court Chamber
(1) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: S. Fenberg (D) | J. Bridges (D) / K. Becker (D) | Y. Caraveo (D)
Summary:

The bill creates the "Healthy Families and Workplaces Act" (act), which requires employers to provide paid sick leave to employees under various circumstances.

On and after the effective date of the act through December 31, 2020, employers are required to provide each of their employees paid sick leave for employees to take for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the amounts and for the purposes specified in the federal "Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act" in the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act".

Additionally, beginning January 1, 2021, the act requires all employers in Colorado to provide paid sick leave to their employees, accrued at one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 48 hours.

An employee:

  • Begins accruing paid sick leave when the employee's employment begins;
  • May use paid sick leave as it is accrued; and
  • May carry forward and use in subsequent calendar years paid sick leave that is not used in the year in which it is accrued.

Employees may use accrued paid sick leave to be absent from work for the following purposes:

  • The employee has a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; needs a medical diagnosis, care, or treatment related to such illness, injury, or condition; or needs to obtain preventive medical care;
  • The employee needs to care for a family member who has a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; needs a medical diagnosis, care, or treatment related to such illness, injury, or condition; or needs to obtain preventive medical care;
  • The employee or family member has been the victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or harassment and needs to be absent from work for purposes related to such crime; or
  • A public official has ordered the closure of the school or place of care of the employee's child or of the employee's place of business due to a public health emergency, necessitating the employee's absence from work.

In addition to the paid sick leave accrued by an employee, the act requires an employer to provide its employees an additional amount of paid sick leave during a public health emergency in an amount based on the number of hours the employee works.

The act prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee who uses the employee's paid sick leave or otherwise exercises the employee's rights under the act. Employers are required to notify employees of their rights under the act by providing employees with a written notice of their rights and displaying a poster, developed by the division of labor standards and statistics (division) in the department of labor and employment, detailing employees' rights under the act.

Employers must retain records documenting, by employee, the hours worked, paid sick leave accrued, and paid sick leave used and make such records available to the division to monitor compliance with the act.

The director of the division will implement and enforce the act and adopt rules necessary for such purposes. The act treats an employee's information about the employee's or a family member's health condition or domestic abuse, sexual assault, or harassment case as confidential and prohibits an employer from disclosing such information or requiring the employee to disclose such information as a condition of using paid sick leave.

Employers, including public employers, that provide comparable paid leave to their employees and allow employees to use that leave as permitted under the act are not required to provide additional paid sick leave to their employees.

Employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement would not be entitled to paid sick leave under the act if the collective bargaining agreement expressly waives the requirements of the act and provides an equivalent benefit to covered employees.


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

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
6/3/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
Amendments:

Senate Journal, June 3
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-205 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 4, line 1, after "(5)." add ""EMPLOYEE" DOES
NOT INCLUDE AN "EMPLOYEE" AS DEFINED IN 45 U.S.C. SEC. 351 (d) WHO
IS SUBJECT TO THE FEDERAL "RAILROAD UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
ACT", 45 U.S.C. SEC. 351 ET SEQ.".

Page 4, line 12, strike "AND" and substitute "OR".

Page 4, strike lines 13 and 14 and substitute:

"(c) A PERSON FOR WHOM THE EMPLOYEE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR
PROVIDING OR ARRANGING HEALTH- OR SAFETY-RELATED CARE.".

Page 4, lines 22 and 23, strike "8-13.3-404 AND 8-13.3-405." and
substitute "8-13.3-404 TO 8-13.3-406.".

Page 5, after line 20 insert:

"(12) "YEAR" MEANS A REGULAR AND CONSECUTIVE
TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD AS DETERMINED BY AN EMPLOYER; EXCEPT THAT
FOR THE PURPOSES OF SECTION 8-13.3-411, "YEAR" MEANS A CALENDAR
YEAR.".

Page 5, line 22, strike "calendar".

Page 6, line 5, after "PERIOD." add "THIS SUBSECTION (2)(a) DOES NOT
LIMIT THE ABILITY OF AN EMPLOYEE TO USE PAID SICK LEAVE AS
PROVIDED IN SECTION 8-13.3-405.".

Page 6, strike lines 18 through 23 and substitute:

"(b) UP TO FORTY-EIGHT HOURS OF PAID SICK LEAVE THAT AN
EMPLOYEE ACCRUES IN A YEAR BUT DOES NOT USE CARRIES FORWARD TO,
AND MAY BE USED IN, A SUBSEQUENT YEAR; EXCEPT THAT AN EMPLOYER
IS NOT REQUIRED TO ALLOW THE EMPLOYEE TO USE MORE THAN
FORTY-EIGHT HOURS OF PAID SICK LEAVE IN A YEAR.".

Page 6, line 25, after "SECTION" insert "AND SECTION 8-13.3-405".

Page 7, line 2, after "TO" insert "SATISFY SECTION 8-13.3-405 AND".

Page 7, line 8, after "SECTION," insert "AND NOTWITHSTANDING SECTION
8-4-101 (14)(a)(IV),".

Page 7, line 9, strike "ACCRUED BUT".

Page 7, line 16, strike "TWELVE" and substitute "SIX".
Page 9, strike lines 19 through 22 and substitute:

"(2) AN EMPLOYER SHALL ALLOW AN EMPLOYEE TO USE PAID SICK
LEAVE UPON THE REQUEST OF AN EMPLOYEE. THE REQUEST MAY BE MADE
ORALLY, IN WRITING, ELECTRONICALLY, OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS
ACCEPTABLE TO THE EMPLOYER. WHEN POSSIBLE, THE EMPLOYEE SHALL
INCLUDE THE EXPECTED DURATION OF THE ABSENCE. AN EMPLOYER MAY
PROVIDE A WRITTEN POLICY THAT CONTAINS REASONABLE PROCEDURES
FOR THE EMPLOYEE TO PROVIDE NOTICE WHEN THE USE OF PAID SICK
LEAVE TAKEN UNDER THIS SECTION IS FORESEEABLE. AN EMPLOYER
SHALL NOT DENY PAID SICK LEAVE TO THE EMPLOYEE BASED ON
NONCOMPLIANCE WITH SUCH A POLICY.".

Page 12, strike lines 21 through 27.

Page 13, strike lines 1 and 2.

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 13, strike lines 14 through 16.

Renumber succeeding subsection accordingly.

Page 13, line 24, strike "ON" and substitute "(1) EMPLOYERS IN THE
STATE SHALL COMPLY WITH THE FEDERAL "EMERGENCY PAID SICK
LEAVE ACT" IN THE "FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT",
PUB. L. 116-127.
(2) ON".

Page 14, line 2, strike "PUB. L. 116-127." and substitute "PUB. L.
116-127, TO EACH EMPLOYEE WHO IS NOT COVERED UNDER THE
"EMERGENCY PAID SICK LEAVE ACT".".

Page 15, line 22, strike "THE".

Page 15 strike lines 23 and 24.

Page 16, line 13, strike "SHALL" and substitute "SHALL, UPON HIRING OR
WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION,".

Page 17, line 2, after "POSTER" insert "CREATED PURSUANT TO
SUBSECTION (3) OF THIS SECTION".

Page 17, after line 21 insert:

"(6) IF AN EMPLOYER DOES NOT MAINTAIN A PHYSICAL
WORKPLACE, OR AN EMPLOYEE TELEWORKS OR PERFORMS WORK
THROUGH A WEB-BASED PLATFORM, THE EMPLOYER SHALL PROVIDE THE
NOTICE REQUIRED IN THIS SECTION THROUGH ELECTRONIC
COMMUNICATION OR A CONSPICUOUS POSTING IN THE WEB-BASED
PLATFORM.".

Page 18, strike lines 15 through 17 and substitute "4.".

Page 19, strike lines 1 through 5 and substitute:

"(b) AFTER JANUARY 1, 2021, AN EMPLOYER WHO VIOLATES THIS
PART 4 IS LIABLE FOR BACK PAY AND ANY OTHER RELIEF AS PROVIDED BY
SECTION 8-5-104 (2)(a) AND (2)(b).".

Page 19, after line 7 insert:

"(d) BEFORE COMMENCING ANY CIVIL ACTION UNDER THIS
SECTION, AN AGGRIEVED PERSON MUST, IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE
4 OF THIS TITLE 8, SUBMIT A COMPLAINT TO THE DIVISION OR MAKE A
WRITTEN DEMAND FOR PAYMENT TO THE EMPLOYER.
(e) IF A PERSON AGGRIEVED BY A VIOLATION OF THIS PART 4 FILES
A CIVIL ACTION TO ENFORCE A JUDGMENT MADE UNDER THIS SECTION,
THE COURT SHALL WAIVE ANY FILING FEE REQUIRED UNDER ARTICLE 32
OF TITLE 13.".

Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.

Page 20, strike lines 10 through 14 and substitute:

"(2) NOTHING IN THIS PART 4 DIMINISHES:
(a) THE OBLIGATION OF AN EMPLOYER TO COMPLY WITH ANY
CONTRACT, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT, EMPLOYMENT BENEFIT
PLAN, OR OTHER AGREEMENT PROVIDING EMPLOYEES WITH A MORE
GENEROUS PAID SICK LEAVE POLICY THAN THE PAID SICK LEAVE POLICY
REQUIRED BY THIS PART 4; OR
(b) THE RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES, OR REMEDIES OF AN EMPLOYEE
UNDER A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING OR PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT,
EMPLOYER POLICY, OR EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT.".

Page 20, strike lines 26 and 27.

Page 21, strike lines 1 through 4 and substitute "DOES NOT APPLY TO AN
EMPLOYEE IN THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY WHO IS
COVERED BY A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT IF THE COLLECTIVE
BARGAINING AGREEMENT:
(a) EXPRESSLY PROVIDES FOR PAID SICK DAYS, PAID LEAVE, OR A
PAID TIME OFF POLICY THAT PERMITS THE USE OF SICK DAYS FOR THOSE
EMPLOYEES; OR
(b) WAIVES THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PART 4 IN CLEAR AND
UNAMBIGUOUS TERMS.
8-13.3-416. Employer policies. AN EMPLOYER POLICY ADOPTED
OR RETAINED MUST NOT DIMINISH AN EMPLOYEE'S RIGHT TO PAID SICK
LEAVE UNDER THIS PART 4. ANY AGREEMENT BY AN EMPLOYEE TO WAIVE
THE EMPLOYEE'S RIGHTS UNDER THIS PART 4 IS VOID AS AGAINST PUBLIC
POLICY.
8-13.3-417. Severability. IF ANY PROVISION OF THIS PART 4 OR
APPLICATION THEREOF TO ANY PERSON OR CIRCUMSTANCE IS JUDGED
INVALID, THE INVALIDITY DOES NOT AFFECT OTHER PROVISIONS OR
APPLICATIONS OF THIS PART 4 THAT CAN BE GIVEN EFFECT WITHOUT THE
INVALID PROVISION OR APPLICATION, AND TO THIS END THE PROVISIONS
OF THIS PART 4 ARE DECLARED SEVERABLE.".


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SB20-207 Unemployment Insurance 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Saturday, June 6 2020
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
9:00 AM Old Supreme Court Chamber
(2) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: C. Hansen (D) | F. Winter (D)
Summary:

For the purpose of creating a rebuttable presumption that an individual is an independent contractor, the bill allows the individual to establish that the person for whom he or she is performing services does not combine the business operations with the individual's business and the individual performs work that is not the primary work of the person or related to the primary work of the person. The bill authorizes the parties to demonstrate the satisfaction of the factors considered by the division of employment insurance in the department of labor and employment (division) in a manner other than a written document. If an individual is determined to be an employee for the pruposes of the wage theft laws, the individual is deemed an employee for the purposes of determining eligibility for unemployment insurance compensation benefits.

The bill exempts payment for services to an election judge for the purposes of calculating total unemployment compensation benefits.

Current law requires a deduction from the weekly total and partial unemployment benefit amounts of the part of wages that exceeds 25% of the weekly benefit amount. The bill changes the percentage of wages for calculating the deduction to 50%.

When determining whether an individual qualifies for unemployment insurance, the bill directs the division to consider whether the individual has separated from employment or has refused to accept new employment because:

  • The employer requires the individual to work in an environment that is not in compliance with: Federal centers for disease control and prevention guidelines applicable to the employer's business and workplace at the time of the determination; state and federal laws, rules, and regulations concerning disease mitigation and workplace safety; an executive order issued by the governor requiring the employer to close the business or modify the operation of the business; and any public health order issued by the department of public health and environment or a local government;
  • The individual is the primary caretaker of a child enrolled in a school that is closed due to a public health emergency or of a family member or household member who is quarantined due to an illness during a public health emergency; or
  • The employee is immunocompromised and more susceptible to illness during a public health emergency.

The bill changes the time period that an interested party has to respond to a notice of claim received by the division concerning unemployment benefits from 12 calendar days to 7 calendar days.

Current law authorizes the division to approve a work share plan submitted by an employer if the employee's normal weekly work hours have been reduced by at least 10% but not more than 40%. The bill changes the amount that hours may be reduced to an amount consistent with rules adopted by the division and federal law.

The bill removes the cap on the amount of money that can be paid into and remain in the employment support fund.

The bill requires the director of the division to study and report to the general assembly the feasibility of creating an unemployment insurance compensation program and fund for individuals engaged in independent trades, occupations, and professions.


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

Status: 5/26/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
6/2/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
Amendments:

Senate Journal, June 2
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-207 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 2 through 25.

Strike pages 4 and 5.

Page 6, strike lines 1 through 11.

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 6, line 15, strike "(4)" and substitute "(4)(a)".

Page 6, line 17, strike "twenty-five FIFTY" and substitute "twenty-five".

Page 6, after line 19, insert:

"(b) (I) NOTWITHSTANDING SUBSECTION (4)(a) OF THIS SECTION,
ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, AS AMENDED, AND
FOR TWO CALENDAR YEARS THEREAFTER, THERE SHALL BE DEDUCTED
FROM THE WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT THAT PART OF WAGES PAYABLE TO
AN INDIVIDUAL WITH RESPECT TO A WEEK THAT IS IN EXCESS OF FIFTY
PERCENT OF THE WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT, AND THE WEEKLY BENEFIT
AMOUNT RESULTING SHALL BE COMPUTED TO THE NEXT LOWEST
MULTIPLE OF ONE DOLLAR.
(II) THIS SUBSECTION (4)(b) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER
1, 2022.".

Page 6, line 24, strike "SERVICES." and substitute "SERVICES; EXCEPT
THAT "WAGES" INCLUDES PAYMENT MADE TO AN ELECTION JUDGE IF THE
PAYMENT EXCEEDS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO
FEDERAL LAW.".

Page 6, line 27, strike "(1)" and substitute "(1)(a)".

Page 7, line 5, strike "twenty-five FIFTY" and substitute "twenty-five".

Page 7, after line 8, insert:

"(b) (I) NOTWITHSTANDING SUBSECTION (1)(a) OF THIS SECTION,
ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, AS AMENDED, AND
FOR TWO CALENDAR YEARS THEREAFTER, PARTIAL BENEFITS SHALL BE IN
AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUAL'S WEEKLY BENEFIT
AMOUNT FOR TOTAL UNEMPLOYMENT, MINUS THAT PART OF WAGES
PAYABLE TO THE INDIVIDUAL WITH RESPECT TO THE WEEK THAT IS IN
EXCESS OF FIFTY PERCENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S WEEKLY BENEFIT
AMOUNT AS COMPUTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 8-73-102, AND
THE BENEFIT PAYMENT RESULTING SHALL BE COMPUTED TO THE NEXT
LOWER MULTIPLE OF ONE DOLLAR.
(II) THIS SUBSECTION (1)(b) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER
1, 2022.".

Page 7, line 10, strike the second "and".

Page 7, strike line 11 and substitute "(5)(b)(V), and (5)(b)(VI) as
follows:".

Page 9, line 23, strike "EMERGENCY." and substitute "EMERGENCY; OR
(VI) THE EMPLOYEE IS IMMUNOCOMPROMISED AND MORE
SUSCEPTIBLE TO ILLNESS OR DISEASE DURING A PUBLIC HEALTH
EMERGENCY AS EVIDENCED BY THE EMPLOYEE'S HEALTH CARE
PROVIDER.".

Page 12, strike line 10 and substitute "(1)(b); and repeal (2)(a.7) and
(2)(a.8) as follows:".

Page 12, strike lines 15 and 16 and substitute "8-76-102.5 (3)(a). or the
amount expended from the employment support fund in the year prior to
July 1, 2011, adjusted by the same percentage".

Page 13, after line 3 insert:

"(2) (a.7) Notwithstanding any provision of this subsection (2) to
the contrary, on March 5, 2003, the state treasurer shall deduct five
million four hundred thousand dollars from the employment support fund
and transfer such sum to the general fund.
(a.8) Notwithstanding any provision of this subsection (2) to the
contrary, on April 20, 2009, the state treasurer shall deduct five million
dollars from the employment support fund and transfer such sum to the
general fund.".

Page 13, strike lines 6 through 27.

Page 14, strike lines 1 through 3 and substitute:

"8-77-110. Office of future of work - study - report. (1) THE
OFFICE OF FUTURE OF WORK IN THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND
EMPLOYMENT, CREATED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER B 2019 009 SHALL, WITHIN
THE SCOPE OF THE EXECUTIVE ORDER, STUDY UNEMPLOYMENT
ASSISTANCE AS PART OF ITS STUDY ON THE MODERNIZATION OF WORKER
BENEFITS AND PROTECTIONS.
(2) ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 15, 2021, THE OFFICE OF THE FUTURE
OF WORK SHALL SUBMIT AN INITIAL REPORT AS DIRECTED BY THE
EXECUTIVE ORDER, TO THE GOVERNOR AND TO THE BUSINESS, LABOR,
AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE AND THE BUSINESS
AFFAIRS AND LABOR COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, OR
THEIR SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES.".



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SB20-211 Limitations On Extraordinary Collection Actions 
Comment:
JG Team Notes::
Personal Notes::
Calendar Notification: Friday, June 5 2020
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(5) in senate calendar.
Sponsors: F. Winter (D) | J. Gonzales (D)
Summary:

The bill establishes a 180-day prohibition on any new extraordinary debt collection actions from the effective date of the bill. An extraordinary collection action is defined as an action in the nature of a garnishment, attachment, levy, or execution to collect or enforce a judgment on a debt as defined under the "Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act" (FDCPA). The use of an extraordinary collection action during the period of the prohibition constitutes an unfair and unconscionable means of collecting a debt under the FDCPA. The administrator of the "Uniform Consumer Credit Code" (administrator) is authorized to issue an order extending the prohibition for up to an additional 180 days if the administrator finds that the extension is necessary to preserve the resources of state and local agencies or to protect the residents of Colorado from economic hardship as a result of the disaster emergency caused by COVID-19.

The bill amends provisions concerning property that is exempt from levy and sale under a writ of attachment or execution as follows:

  • The value of household goods that are exempt is increased from $3,000 to $6,000;
  • The value of a motor vehicle that is exempt is increased from $7,500 to $15,000;
  • The value of a motor vehicle kept and used by an elderly or disabled debtor that is exempt is increased from $12,500 to $20,000; and
  • An exemption for up to $7,000 in a depository account in the name of the debtor is added.

In addition, the formulas for determining the amount of earnings subject to garnishment are amended to increase the amount of a debtor's earnings that are exempt.

An attempt to collect amounts in excess of what is permitted under statutes limiting garnishment, attachment, and execution is an unfair or unconscionable debt collection practice for purposes of the FDCPA.


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

Status: 6/1/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
6/2/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/4/2020 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
Amendments:

Senate Journal, June 2
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-211 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 3, line 14, after the period add ""DEBT" DOES
NOT INCLUDE ANY DEBT ARISING OUT OF A PAST OR PRESENT CHILD
SUPPORT OBLIGATION.".


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