2022 Colorado Nonprofit Association Colorado Legislative Matrix

HB22-1001 Reduce Fees For Bus Filings 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 11 2022
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS
(11) in house calendar.
News:
Sponsors: L. Cutter (D) | T. Sullivan (D) / B. Pettersen (D) | C. Kolker (D)
Summary: Transfers $17M from the general fund transfer to the Dept. of State cash fund to waive certain business registration fees for FY '22-23 . These fees include new biz registrations and annual biz renewals, trade name registrations and renewals, and registered agent statements of change. Currently, business fees typically range from $10 to $50 per report filed.
Status: 5/16/2022 Signed by Governor
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HB22-1006 Child Care Center Property Tax Exemption 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
News: Colorado’s 2022 legislative session: A look at the first education bills
Sponsors: D. Roberts (D) | K. Van Winkle (R) / K. Donovan (D) | J. Smallwood (R)
Summary: Colorado's constitution exempts property that used solely and exclusively for charitable purposes from property tax. State law exempts property used as integral part of a child care center. 1006 allows property that is not owned but is used by a tenant or subtenant to operate a child care center to be eligible for the exemption. The operator of the center must apply for exemption with the property tax administrator and provide requested information.
Status: 5/16/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
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HB22-1014 Epilepsy Awareness Special License Plate 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
News: Fertility treatment, powerline trails, bicycle safety among focus of new Colorado laws
Sponsors: I. Jodeh (D) / B. Pettersen (D)
Summary: Creates the epilepsy awareness license plate for motor vehicles. Designates a nonprofit organization focused on epilepsy awareness and services to qualify applicants for issuance of the license plate. A license plate purchaser must donate to an epilepsy org, pay required taxes and fees, and 2 one-time $25 fees for license plate issuance.
Status: 5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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HB22-1016 Voluntary Contribution Check-off Feeding Colorado 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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Sponsors: T. Carver (R) | B. McLachlan (D) / D. Hisey (R) | R. Fields (D)
Summary: Creates the Feeding Colorado tax checkoff fund (fund) appearing on the state income tax return for the 5 years after line is available and the fund is next in the queue. Following the statutory 2-year grace period for new tax check-offs, the fund is required to achieve the minimum contribution amount of $50,000 per year to remain on the form. The fund is repealed on the sixth income tax year unless continued by the general assembly before then.
Status: 4/14/2022 Sent to the Governor
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HB22-1026 Alternative Transportation Options Tax Credit 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 11 2022
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS
(12) in house calendar.
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Sponsors: S. Bird (D) | D. Woog (R) / C. Hansen (D) | L. Liston (R)
Summary: Replaces an existing income tax deduction for expenses incurred by employers when providing alternative transportation options to employees with a refundable income tax credit of 50% of such expenses for such employers. Options include carpooling and transit passes. The credit is allowed for income tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2023, but before January 1, 2033.
Status: 5/11/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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HB22-1051 Mod Affordable Housing Tax Credit 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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Sponsors: S. Bird (D) | H. McKean (R) / R. Zenzinger (D) | D. Hisey (R)
Summary: Allows the Colorado housing and finance authority (CHFA) to allocate income tax credits up to $15M per year prior to December 31, 2034.
Status: 5/9/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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HB22-1077 Colorado Nonprofit Security Grant Program 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
News: Colorado faith and advocacy groups back bill aimed at helping protect them against violence
Sponsors: D. Michaelson Jenet (D) | I. Jodeh (D) / K. Priola (R) | C. Hansen (D)
Summary: Creates the Colorado nonprofit security grant program to provide up to $1.5M to qualified nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack and that applied for, but did not receive, a grant from the federal nonprofit security grant program. Grant recipients may use the money for physical security enhancements and other security-related activities.
Status: 5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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HB22-1083 Colorado Homeless Contribution Income Tax Credit 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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Sponsors: K. Tipper (D) | J. Rich (R) / F. Winter (D) | C. Simpson (R)
Summary: Repeals part of an existing income tax credit available to taxpayers who make contributions to enterprise zone administrators to promote temporary, emergency, or transitional housing programs for people experiencing homelessness and replaces that income tax credit with one that is available in the entire state. Places responsibility on the division of housing in the department of local affairs to administer the credit. The amount of the income tax credit remains the same for each contribution; except that, for contributions made in an underserved, rural county, the amount is 30% rather than 25%, and the new credit is capped at $750,000 in contributions for the nonprofit organization, and if the nonprofit organization also administers one or more approved projects, the new credit is capped at an additional $750,000 per project. The new credit's availability is limited to 8 years, and, in the same manner as the enterprise zone tax credit that is being repealed, any credit in excess of a taxpayer's liability for the income tax year for which the credit is claimed may be carried forward for up to 5 years.
Status: 5/19/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
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HB22-1093 Updates To Bingo And Raffles Law 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
News:
Sponsors: K. McCormick (D) | P. Will (R) / J. Smallwood (R) | R. Zenzinger (D)
Summary: Authorizes the licensing authority to approve additional types of equipment that players may use, including certain electronic devices that reveal the winning or nonwinning status of tickets in pull tab games, and clarify that these devices are not defined as slot machines or other prohibited devices. Removes a prohibition on the charging of license fees by the licensing authority for the licensing of certain devices.
Status: 4/13/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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HB22-1098 Department Of Regulatory Agencies Barriers To Practice Regulated Professions 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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Sponsors: S. Bird (D) | J. Bacon (D) / L. Liston (R) | J. Coleman (D)
Summary: Requires the division of professions and occupations to complete an audit of regulated professions and occupations to determine what barriers exist for licensing, certification, and registration of individuals with criminal history records. Limits the authority of a regulator to deny a license, certification, or registration based on an applicant's criminal history record except when the applicant's criminal history record jeopardizes the applicant's ability to practice the regulated profession or issuance would not serve public safety or commercial or consumer protection interests. A regulator is required to notify the individual, specify the reasons for any denial, and allow the individual to submit additional information. A regulator may grant a conditional license, certification, or registration if the applicant will have appropriate oversight provided by the applicant's employer. Requires a regulator to issue a pre-determination letter upon request and for a reasonable fee advising the individual if the criminal history may prevent the individual from receiving a license, certification, or registration to practice an occupation or profession. A final determination to disqualify an applicant based on a criminal conviction must be issued in writing and include notice of the applicant's right to appeal the determination and the earliest date on which the applicant may reapply.
Status: 5/19/2022 Signed by the President of the Senate
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HB22-1118 Sales And Use Tax Refunds 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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Sponsors: L. Daugherty (D) / C. Kolker (D)
Summary: The bill requires the executive director of the department of revenue (executive director) to issue a voucher to the controller in favor of a purchaser who makes a valid and complete claim for a sales and use tax overpayment refund on or after July 1, 2022. The voucher must be for the amount of the refund of the sales or use tax overpayment without interest. If a purchaser makes a frivolous claim for a sales and use tax refund, the bill requires the executive director to assess and collect, in addition to other penalties provided by law, a civil penalty equal to 10% of the total refund claimed. If the frivolous claim is prepared, in whole or in part, by a person other than the purchaser, the executive director can impose the penalty on that other person. In certain cases, the executive director may waive this penalty.
Status: 4/19/2022 Sent to the Governor
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HB22-1230 Employment Support And Job Retention Services 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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Sponsors: M. Duran (D) | T. Exum (D) / R. Fields (D) | K. Priola (R)
Summary: The bill: Expands the definition of "service provider" in the "Employment Support and Job Retention Services Program" (program) to include faith-based organizations and churches, community centers, neighborhood organizations, food banks, outreach providers, and local entities that provide employment services to community members; Modifies the eligibility criteria for receiving services and the list of reimbursable services under the program; Appropriates $500,000 annually to the employment support and job retention services program cash fund (fund) and removes the requirement that the money be subject to annual appropriations and instead continuously appropriates the money in the fund; Repeals the current repeal date on the program and extends the program indefinitely; and Modifies the current reporting requirements to require the division of employment and training in the department of labor and employment to report on the efficacy of the program during the department's presentations at the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" hearings.
Status: 5/16/2022 Signed by Governor
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HB22-1240 Mandatory Reporters 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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Sponsors: M. Froelich (D) | M. Young (D) / R. Fields (D) | C. Simpson (R)
Summary: The bill creates the mandatory reporter task force (task force). The purpose of the task force is to analyze best practices and recommend changes to training materials and reporting procedures for people required by law to report child abuse or neglect. The task force shall analyze the effectiveness of mandatory reporting and its relationship with systemic issues, including the disproportionate impact of mandatory reporting on families of color and under-resourced communities. The task force may propose clarifications to the law to help implement its recommendations. The task force operates for 2 years. The task force shall submit a final report on its findings and recommendations on January 1, 2025, to the house of representatives public and behavioral health and human services committee and the senate health and human services committee, or their successor committees, the governor, and the department of human services. The bill also updates mandatory reporting requirements and procedures for people required to report child abuse or neglect (mandatory reporters). The updates include: Changing the time frame for reporting child abuse or neglect from "immediately" to "within 24 hours"; Requiring reporting on unlawful sexual behavior; Requiring employers to notify and to provide materials to their employees regarding mandatory reporter responsibilities; and Changing the mental state of a person who violates the mandatory reporter provision from "willfully" to "knowingly".
Status: 5/9/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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HB22-1267 Culturally Relevant Training Health Professionals 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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Sponsors: A. Valdez (D) | A. Boesenecker (D) / J. Ginal (D) | R. Fields (D)
Summary: The bill requires the office of health equity (office) in the department of public health and environment to: Create a culturally relevant and affirming health-care training grant program to provide money to nonprofit entities to develop new, culturally responsive training programs to benefit priority populations; and Contract with a third-party administrator to administer the program. The third-party administrator is required to: Issue a request for proposal for applications from nonprofit entities who wish to participate in the program to develop culturally relevant and affirming health-care training for health-care professionals; and Submit the list of the qualified applicants for the program to the health equity commission in the office for approval. Each regulator in the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies for the applicable health-care professional is required to provide information concerning the training courses available to the licensee, certificate holder, or registrant. The regulator is required to encourage participation in the training courses. The general assembly is required to appropriate $1 million to the department for allocation to the office for the program.
Status: 5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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HB22-1269 Health-care Sharing Plan Reporting Requirements 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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Sponsors: S. Lontine (D) / C. Hansen (D)
Summary: Starting October 1, 2022, and by each March 1 thereafter, the bill requires any person that is not authorized to engage in the business of insurance in this state but that offers or intends to offer a plan or arrangement to facilitate payment of or to cover health-care costs or services for Colorado residents to annually submit to the commissioner of insurance (commissioner) specified information and a certification that the information is accurate and complies with the requirements of the bill. The submission must include information about the operation of the plan or arrangement in the immediately preceding calendar year, including: The number of participants in the plan or arrangement; The total amount of fees, dues, or other payments collected from participants and the percentage of fees, dues, or other payments that the person retained; The total amount of payments made to providers or to reimburse participants for health-care services provided or received; The estimated number of participants the person anticipates in the next calendar year; The counties in which the person offers or intends to offer a plan or arrangement and any other states in which the person offers a plan or arrangement; A list of third parties associated with, or offering or enrolling participants in a plan or arrangement on behalf of, the person and a detailed accounting of commissions or other remuneration paid to a third party for services provided in promoting or administering the plan or arrangement; The person's reserve balance; and Contact information for an individual serving as the person's contact person in this state, a list of the person's officers and directors, and the person's organizational chart. Within 45 days after receipt, the commissioner is to determine whether a submission by a person is complete. Each year, the commissioner is to compile a report summarizing the information submitted by persons, post the report on the division of insurance website, and submit the report to specified legislative committees. The commissioner is authorized to adopt rules to implement the bill and to issue an emergency cease-and-desist order against a person that fails to comply with the requirements of the bill.
Status: 5/5/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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HB22-1272 Repeal Of Attorney Fees On Motions To Dismiss 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
News:
Sponsors: S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D) | A. Benavidez (D) / J. Gonzales (D) | R. Rodriguez (D)
Summary: Under current law, a defendant may be awarded reasonable attorney fees in tort actions if the case is dismissed on motion of the defendant prior to trial. The bill eliminates this provision.
Status: 5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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HB22-1305 Paid Family Medical Leave Premium Reduction 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
News: Democrats’ plan to reduce Colorado’s paid family leave fees would last 6 months, cut premium rate by 0.09 percentage points
Sponsors: Y. Caraveo (D) | M. Gray (D) / F. Winter (D) | J. Coleman (D)
Summary: The bill reduces the premium paid by employers for the state's paid family and medical leave program, starting January 1, 2023, through June 30, 2023, from nine-tenths of 1% of wages per employee to eighty-one hundredths of 1% of wages per employee. The bill requires the state treasurer to transfer $57.5 million from the general fund to the family and medical leave insurance fund.
Status: 5/2/2022 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
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HB22-1315 Colorado 2-1-1 Collaborative Funding 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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Sponsors: M. Snyder (D) | J. Rich (R) / C. Hansen (D) | K. Priola (R)
Summary: For the 2021-22 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the bill requires the general assembly to annually appropriate $2 million from the general fund to the department of human services (department) for the issuance of annual grants to the Colorado 2-1-1 collaborative. For the 2021-22 fiscal year, the bill requires the general assembly to appropriate $3 million from the general fund to the department for the issuance of a grant to the Colorado 2-1-1 collaborative for technological upgrades
Status: 5/9/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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HB22-1328 Modify Main Street Business Recovery Loan Program 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
News:
Sponsors: B. Titone (D) | B. McLachlan (D) / K. Donovan (D)
Summary: The bill adjusts various requirements applicable to the "Colorado Loans for Increasing Main Street Business Economic Recovery Act" (program) that provides small business recovery loans to Colorado businesses, funded in part through the sale of premium tax credits. The bill: Capital letters or bold & italic numbers indicate new material to be added to existing statute. * Extends the period through which the program can issue capital for the loan program through fiscal year 2023-24; * Increases the amount of capital that can be issued in the last 3 fiscal years without increasing the total amount that can be issued for the life of the program; * Lowers the minimum amount of a loan to a small business from $30,000 to $10,000; * Lengthens the maximum initial maturity of a loan to a small business from 5 years to 10 years; * Changes the requirements for an eligible borrower to require one year of positive cash flow instead of 2, and at least one employee instead of at least 5 employees; * Clarifies the benchmarks that apply to the program for making loans to businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals; * Extends the time for the program to issue tax credits through state fiscal year 2022-23; * Allows tax credits issued in fiscal years 2021-22 and 2022-23 to be claimed on a schedule beginning in a taxable year that begins on or after January 1, 2023; and * Removes a requirement that if additional state or federal money is appropriated or allocated to the program, the value of the tax credits authorized by the program must be reduced by the same amount.
Status: 5/10/2022 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
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HB22-1332 Office of Economic Development and International Trade American Rescue Plan Act Funds For Rural Colorado 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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Sponsors: J. McCluskie (D) | L. Herod (D) / C. Hansen (D) | B. Rankin (R)
Summary: Joint Budget Committee. Senate Bill 21-291 transferred $40 million of "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021" (ARPA) money from the economic recovery and relief cash fund to the Colorado economic development fund and directed the office of economic development and international trade (OEDIT) to use $10 million of the money transferred to incentivize small businesses to locate in rural Colorado and for the location neutral employment incentive program. To ensure that the use of the $10 million complies with ARPA requirements, the bill instead directs OEDIT to use the money to support businesses in rural Colorado that undertake economic development activity in rural Colorado in response to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Status: 4/20/2022 Sent to the Governor
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HB22-1347 Workers' Compensation Updates 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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Sponsors: L. Daugherty (D) / R. Rodriguez (D)
Summary: The bill amends the "Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado" by: * Creating a process for a claimant to receive advance Capital letters or bold & italic numbers indicate new material to be added to existing statute. payment for mileage expenses for travel that is reasonably necessary and related to obtaining compensable treatment, supplies, or services; * Specifying how to determine the benefit amount for medical impairment when the amount payable using the schedule of injuries would exceed the amount payable for nonscheduled injuries; * Increasing the benefit payable for funeral and burial expenses; and * Requiring reporting of active medical treatments necessary to cure and relieve an injury lasting for a period of more than 180 calendar days after the date of the injury.
Status: 5/10/2022 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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SB22-006 Sales Tax Assistance For Small Bus 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
News:
Sponsors: C. Kolker (D) | R. Rodriguez (D) / B. McLachlan (D) | M. Snyder (D)
Summary: The bill permits a retailer with total taxable sales in the amount of $100,000 or less to retain 5.3% of the sales tax reported as compensation for the retailer's expenses incurred in collecting and remitting the tax (vendor fee) for sales made in 2023, rather than retaining a 4% vendor fee, which is what current law allows. The bill also clarifies that the Capital letters or bold & italic numbers indicate new material to be added to existing statute. calculation of the amount that is credited to the housing development grant fund is only based on the changes to the vendor fee from House Bill 19-1245, and not on any subsequent modifications, including those changes made in this bill.
Status: 5/16/2022 Signed by Governor
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SB22-034 Business Filing Address And Name Fraud 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
News:
Sponsors: C. Kolker (D) | K. Priola (R) / S. Bird (D) | S. Sandridge (R)
Summary: Creates a complaint process for a person whose business identity or personal identifying information has been used in the filing of these documents with the secretary of state without authority or for fraudulent activity. The secretary may forward the complaint to the attorney general for further investigation. The attorney general may refer the complaint to an administrative law judge. If an administrative law judge determines that an entity has been created fraudulently or without authorization, the secretary of state will mark the business record with a notice that the entity is fraudulent or unauthorized and disable filing functionality. Fraudulent filings are unfair or deceptive trade practices under the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act" subject to AG's enforcement.
Status: 5/9/2022 Sent to the Governor
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SB22-066 Restore Unemployment Insurance Fund Balance 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
News: By the numbers: What's left in the 2022 Colorado General Assembly session
Sponsors: R. Woodward (R) / K. Van Winkle (R)
Summary: Requires the state treasurer to transfer $1.1B billion from the general fund to the unemployment compensation fund to restore the balance to pre-pandemic level; and requires the division of unemployment insurance to repay the federal government for $1.014 billion of advances received from the federal government in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Status: 5/3/2022 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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SB22-097 Whistleblower Protection Health & Safety 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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Sponsors: B. Pettersen (D) | R. Rodriguez (D) / L. Herod (D) | T. Sullivan (D)
Summary: Current law provides whistleblower protections for workers who raise a reasonable concern about health or safety related to a public health emergency. The bill expands the protection to all health and safety concerns regardless of whether there is a declared public health emergency.
Status: 5/9/2022 Sent to the Governor
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SB22-106 Conflict Of Interest In Public Behavioral Health 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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Sponsors: C. Kolker (D) | J. Sonnenberg (R) / D. Michaelson Jenet (D) | J. Rich (R)
Summary: On or before October 1, 2022, the bill requires each managed care entity, administrative service organization, and managed service organization that has 25% or more provider ownership to comply with certain conflict of interest policies in order to promote transparency and accountability.
Status: 5/16/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
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SB22-107 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb License Plate 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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Sponsors: B. Gardner (R) / M. Snyder (D)
Summary: The bill creates the Pikes Peak international hill climb special license plate. In addition to the standard motor vehicle fees, the plate requires 2 one-time fees of $25. One of the fees is credited to the highway users tax fund and the other to the licensing services cash fund.
Status: 5/10/2022 Sent to the Governor
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SB22-119 Conservation Easement Tax Credit 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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Sponsors: C. Simpson (R) | F. Winter (D)
Summary: Creates a new state income tax credit for certain taxpayers who were denied state income tax credits for conservation easements donated between 2000 and 2013 if the federal internal revenue service allowed a federal income tax deduction for the same donation. A donation is eligible for the new credit only if the land subject to the donated conservation easement for which the original credits were disallowed was owned by the landowner, a family member of the landowner, or a trust or other legal entity controlled by the landowner or one or more members of the family of the landowner for not less than 3 consecutive years prior to the date of the donation. The amount of the new credit is based upon the amount of the original credit that could have been claimed at the time of the original donation based upon the value of the donation accepted by the internal revenue service; except that the fair market value of the land used to calculate the value of the new credit cannot exceed 250% of the donor's cost basis in the land subject to the donated conservation easement. The amount of the new credit is reduced by any amount that was allowed to be claimed against Colorado income tax or otherwise reinstated to the claimant of the original credit. The new credit is not refundable but may be carried forward or transferred in the same manner as the original credit. The department of revenue is required to make information about the new credit available online. The bill establishes a process for applying to the division of conservation to claim the new credit. If the original credit that was denied was transferred to another taxpayer as transferee, the bill provides a process for all parties to the transaction to submit a mutual application to claim the new credit or, if there is objection, an ombudsman process to resolve disputes about the distribution of the credit.
Status: 5/10/2022 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
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SB22-144 Public And Nonprofit Entities Rideshare Contracts 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
News:
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger (D) / C. Kipp (D) | J. Rich (R)
Summary: Current law regulates transportation network companies, which are commonly known as ridesharing companies, and the services they provide. Current law exempts services provided under a contract between a ridesharing company and a school, a school district, the federal government, a state, a political subdivision of a state, or a tax-exempt The bill removes these exemptions, so that ridesharing companies that contract with these entities will be regulated in the same manner as other types of ridesharing companies and services.
Status: 5/10/2022 Sent to the Governor
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SB22-159 Revolving Loan Fund Invest Affordable Housing 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
News:
Sponsors: J. Bridges (D) | R. Zenzinger (D) / D. Ortiz (D) | P. Will (R)
Summary: The bill creates the transformational affordable housing revolving loan fund program (loan program) in the division of housing (division) in the department of local affairs (department) as a revolving loan program in accordance with the requirements of the bill and the policies established by the division. The loan program provides flexible, low-interest, and below-market rate loan funding to assist eligible recipients in completing the eligible loan projects identified in the bill. The division may administer the loan program or, if it determines that it would be more efficient and effective to contract out full or partial administration of the program, the division may enter into a contract with a third-party entity to administer the loan program. The division is required to establish and publicize policies for the loan program. The bill specifies factors the division is encouraged to consider in evaluating loan applications. The transformational affordable housing revolving loan fund (fund) is created in the state treasury and the bill specifies requirements pertaining to the administration of the fund. The bill requires a transfer of a specified sum of money to the fund. The division is required to report on the activities of the loan program as part of the regular annual public report prepared by the division on affordable housing spending undertaken by the state.
Status: 5/18/2022 Signed by the Speaker of the House
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SB22-163 Establish State Procurement Equity Program 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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Sponsors: J. Coleman (D) | C. Kolker (D) / N. Ricks (D)
Summary: The bill establishes the state procurement equity program (program) in the department of personnel and administration (department) for the purpose of eliminating disparities, including the substantial disparities identified in the state disparity study report prepared as required by Senate Bill 19-135, between the availability of historically underutilized businesses and the utilization of such businesses in state procurement. For preliminary implementation of the program, the department, in line with recommendations made in the state disparity study report, is required to: * Coordinate with the procurement technical assistance center to increase the number of historically underutilized businesses that have the registrations and certifications required to be eligible to apply for and positioned to compete for all state procurement opportunities that they are capable of performing and the number of opportunities available for such businesses; * Provide solicitation assistance, defined by the bill as the provision of real-time responses to questions asked by potential contractors who seek guidance as to how best to respond to solicitations for state contracts, including guidance regarding availability of opportunities, interpretation of solicitation documents, and solicitation response procedures and best practices; and * Create a bond assistance program to help historically underutilized businesses to offset all or a portion of the cost of obtaining a surety bond that is required for a solicitation for a state procurement opportunity. The bill transfers $2 million from the general fund to a newly created bond assistance program cash fund, and the fund is continuously appropriated to the department to implement the bond assistance program. The department is also required to convene and engage in robust consultation with a stakeholder group consisting of government employees with procurement expertise, an employee of the procurement technical assistance center, owners or high-ranking employees of various types of historically underutilized businesses, and owners or high-ranking employees of businesses that are not historically underutilized businesses but have a demonstrable record of successful engagement and contracting with small businesses and have competed for or been awarded state contracts. The stakeholder group also includes any other individuals who have a demonstrable commitment to furthering equity in government procurement and substantial knowledge of procurement equity best practices who the department deems necessary or appropriate to include. The stakeholder group is required to: * Closely examine the findings, conclusions, and recommendations in the state disparity study report; * Using the information in the state disparity study report as a baseline for studying procurement equity programs in other states and at the federal and large local government level, identify best practices for successful program implementation and administration; and * No later than November 1, 2022, present to the department a report of specific policy recommendations that includes, at a minimum: * Prioritization of the recommendations in the state disparity study report; * A preliminary estimate of the amount of initial and ongoing funding, personnel, information technology resources, and other resources needed to implement the policy recommendations in accordance with identified best practices; * A step-by-step timeline for full implementation of the program; * Suggested methodologies and metrics for evaluating the success of the program and ensuring program accountability on both the state agency and prime contractor sides; and * Identification of any public or private sources of funding or other resources that may be available to expedite the implementation or ongoing administration of the program and reduce costs to the state. The department is required to report on its preliminary implementation of the program, the progress and policy recommendations of the stakeholder group, the preliminary plans and recommendations of the department regarding full implementation of the program, and any recommendations that the department has regarding the need for related legislation during its 2023 annual presentation to legislative oversight committees required by the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act"
Status: 5/10/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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SB22-166 Nongame Conservation Check-off Extension 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
News:
Sponsors: K. Donovan (D) / K. McCormick (D) | P. Will (R)
Summary: The voluntary contribution to the Colorado nongame conservation and wildlife restoration cash fund, which was authorized to appear on the state income tax return from January 1, 2017, to January 1, 2022, is currently scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023, unless it is continued or reestablished by the general assembly before its repeal. The bill extends the voluntary contribution indefinitely.
Status: 5/11/2022 Sent to the Governor
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SB22-168 Backcountry Search And Rescue 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
News:
Sponsors: K. Donovan (D) | B. Rankin (R) / J. McCluskie (D) | P. Will (R)
Summary: The bill transfers the duties, powers, and functions of the department of local affairs (DOLA) related to backcountry search and rescue, the backcountry search and rescue card (card) and the backcountry search and rescue fund (fund) to the division of parks and wildlife (division), effective January 1, 2023. On and after January 1, 2023: * All positions of employment and appropriations for personal services in DOLA related to backcountry search and rescue and the administration of the card and fund are transferred to the division; * The division is required to administer the card program and to process requests for reimbursement for search and rescue efforts from the fund and assumes all rights and obligations previously vested in DOLA; * The parks and wildlife commission is required to promulgate rules establishing the price and vendor fee for the card, and the amount of the surcharges imposed on certain hunting and fishing licenses and on boats, snowmobile, and off-highway vehicle registrations that are credited to the fund; and * The fund is continuously appropriated to the division to reimburse local governments for backcountry search and rescue efforts and to support search and rescue efforts throughout the state. The bill amends current laws providing immunity from civil liability in certain circumstances to volunteer firefighters and incident management teams responding to emergencies and to volunteers providing services to nonprofit organizations to include individuals engaged in backcountry search and rescue efforts. The bill makes a dependent of a person who died or was permanently disabled while engaged in backcountry search and rescue efforts eligible for educational benefits that are currently extended to the dependents of individuals who die or are permanently disabled while on active duty as a Colorado National Guardsman or while working as a police officer, sheriff, or other law enforcement officer or firefighter.
Status: 5/11/2022 Sent to the Governor
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SB22-182 Economic Mobility Program 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, May 11 2022
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(2) in house calendar.
News:
Sponsors: C. Hansen (D) | D. Coram (R) / L. Daugherty (D) | M. Young (D)
Summary: The bill creates the economic mobility program within the department of public health and environment and creates the economic mobility program fund, requiring a $4 million transfer to the fund from the economic recovery and relief cash fund.
Status: 5/11/2022 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
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