Amendments for SB22-002

Senate Journal, February 23
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-002 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 3, strike line 5 and substitute "EMERGENCY FUND AND
THE WILDLAND FIRE COST".

Page 3, line 16, after "(6)" insert "TO PAY FOR THE COSTS OF EQUIPMENT USED
IN FIRE SUPPRESSION ACTIVITIES IN RESPONSE TO THE FIRE AND".

Page 4, line 12, strike "(3) introductory portion,".

Page 4, strike line 27.

Page 5, strike lines 1 through 24 and substitute:

"(2) The division shall use the moneys MONEY in the fund to award
need-based grants to governing bodies and volunteer fire departments to
provide funding or reimbursement for equipment and training designed to
increase firefighter safety and prevent occupation-related diseases, INCLUDING
THE COSTS OF DISPOSING OF AND REPLACING DAMAGED OR OBSOLETE
EQUIPMENT. The division may expend up to three percent per year from the
fund for its direct and indirect costs in administering the grant program. The
general assembly intends that the need-based grants from the fund are in
addition to, and do not supplant, other sources of funding regarding firefighting.
(3) The director shall promulgate rules governing the award of grants
pursuant to subsection (2) of this section, including consideration of:".

Page 6, strike lines 12 and 13 and substitute:

"(a) DEMONSTRATE THE GREATEST NEED FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO
ENSURE THE SAFETY OF VOLUNTEER AND SEASONAL FIREFIGHTERS;"

Page 6, strike lines 17 and 18 and substitute:

"(c) RELY PRIMARILY OR SOLELY ON VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND
ARE SERVING COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY WILDLAND FIRES.".

Page 6, line 21, strike "FIVE" and substitute "FOUR".

Page 7, line 6, after "(b)" insert "(I)".

Page 7, after line 12 insert:

"(II) THE DIVISION MAY USE A PORTION OF THE MONEY IN THE FUND TO
DIRECTLY PURCHASE AND DISTRIBUTE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TO GOVERNING
BODIES AND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS TO DIRECTLY PAY FOR TRAINING
DESIGNED TO INCREASE FIREFIGHTER SAFETY AND PREVENT
OCCUPATION-RELATED DISEASES FOR GOVERNING BODIES AND VOLUNTEER FIRE
DEPARTMENTS OR TO REIMBURSE GOVERNING BODIES AND VOLUNTEER FIRE
DEPARTMENTS FOR THE COSTS OF PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING
WITHOUT REQUIRING A GRANT APPLICATION AND PEER REVIEW PROCESS
PURSUANT TO SUBSECTIONS (2) AND (3) OF THIS SECTION. IN DISTRIBUTING
EQUIPMENT, PAYING FOR TRAINING, OR PROVIDING REIMBURSEMENT PURSUANT
TO THIS SUBSECTION (4)(b)(II), THE DIVISION SHALL PRIORITIZE GOVERNING
BODIES AND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
CRITERIA SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION (3.5) OF THIS SECTION.
(5) THE DIVISION SHALL SUBMIT AN ANNUAL REPORT ON THE
EXPENDITURES FROM THE LOCAL FIREFIGHTER SAFETY AND DISEASE
PREVENTION FUND TO THE WILDFIRE MATTERS REVIEW COMMITTEE CREATED IN
SECTION 2-3-1602. THE REPORT MUST INCLUDE INFORMATION ON THE NUMBER
OF GRANTS MADE AND THE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEER AND PAID FIREFIGHTERS IN
EACH FIRE DEPARTMENT THAT RECEIVED A GRANT, EQUIPMENT, OR TRAINING
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. NOTWITHSTANDING THE REQUIREMENT IN SECTION
24-1-136 (11)(a)(I), THE REQUIREMENT TO SUBMIT THE REPORT REQUIRED IN
THIS SUBSECTION (5) CONTINUES INDEFINITELY.
SECTION 4. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add part 5 to article 5 of
title 29 as follows:
PART 5
FIREFIGHTER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
BENEFITS PROGRAM
29-5-501. Definitions. AS USED IN THIS PART 5, UNLESS THE CONTEXT
OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
(1) "BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES" INCLUDES BUT IS NOT
LIMITED TO INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT SERVICES TO PREVENT, IDENTIFY, AND
TREAT SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS, SUBSTANCE MISUSE, SLEEP DISORDERS, AND
MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS, INCLUDING SERVICES TO SUPPORT AN
INDIVIDUAL'S SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL HEALTH.
(2) (a) "EMPLOYER" MEANS:
(I) A MUNICIPALITY, SPECIAL DISTRICT, FIRE AUTHORITY, OR COUNTY
IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT THAT EMPLOYS ONE OR MORE FIREFIGHTERS;
(II) THE DIVISION OF FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL CREATED IN
SECTION 24-33.5-1201; AND
(III) A COUNTY SHERIFF, IF THE COUNTY SHERIFF IS THE AUTHORITY
WITH JURISDICTION TO PROVIDE FIRE SUPPRESSION AND RESPONSE SERVICES
WITHIN THE COUNTY SHERIFF'S JURISDICTION.
(b) "EMPLOYER" DOES NOT INCLUDE A POWER AUTHORITY CREATED
PURSUANT TO SECTION 29-1-204 OR A MUNICIPALLY OWNED UTILITY.
(3) "FIREFIGHTER" MEANS A FULL- OR PART-TIME EMPLOYEE OF AN
EMPLOYER WHOSE DUTIES ARE DIRECTLY INVOLVED WITH THE PROVISION OF
FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES AND A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER AS DEFINED IN
SECTION 31-30-1102, INCLUDING A PERSON MEETING THIS DEFINITION WHO
PROVIDES VOLUNTEER SERVICES TO A FIRE AUTHORITY CREATED BY AN
INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT PROVIDING FIRE PROTECTION.
(4) "FUND" MEANS THE FIREFIGHTER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH BENEFIT
PROGRAM CASH FUND CREATED IN SECTION 29-5-502 (3).
(5) "TRUST" MEANS A MULTIPLE EMPLOYER HEALTH TRUST, AS
DESCRIBED IN SECTION 10-3-903.5 (7)(b)(I), ESTABLISHED FOR THE PURPOSES
OF THIS PART 5.
29-5-502. Required benefits - firefighter behavioral health benefit
cash fund - reimbursement. (1) AN EMPLOYER SHALL PAY CONTRIBUTIONS
INTO A MULTIPLE EMPLOYER HEALTH TRUST, AS DESCRIBED IN SECTION
10-3-903.5 (7)(b)(I), THAT IS ESTABLISHED FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PART 5
IN ORDER TO PROVIDE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO ITS
FIREFIGHTERS.
(2) THE TRUST SHALL ESTABLISH EMPLOYERS' CONTRIBUTION LEVELS
AND SHALL PROVIDE THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO EACH
EMPLOYER'S FIREFIGHTERS FOR UP TO TEN YEARS AFTER THE FIREFIGHTER
CEASES EMPLOYMENT OR VOLUNTEERING FOR THE EMPLOYER.
(3) (a) THERE IS CREATED IN THE STATE TREASURY THE FIREFIGHTER
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH BENEFIT PROGRAM CASH FUND. THE FUND CONSISTS OF
ANY MONEY THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY APPROPRIATE OR TRANSFER TO
THE FUND.
(b) THE STATE TREASURER SHALL CREDIT ALL INTEREST AND INCOME
DERIVED FROM THE DEPOSIT AND INVESTMENT OF MONEY IN THE FUND TO THE
FUND.
(c) MONEY IN THE FUND IS CONTINUOUSLY APPROPRIATED TO THE
DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS FOR THE PURPOSE OF REIMBURSING EMPLOYERS
FOR THE DIRECT COSTS OF COMPLYING WITH THIS SECTION.
(d) SUBJECT TO SUFFICIENT MONEY BEING AVAILABLE IN THE FUND, THE
DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS SHALL FULLY REIMBURSE EMPLOYERS FROM
THE FUND FOR THE DIRECT COSTS OF PAYING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TRUST IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PART 5. THE DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS MAY USE
A PORTION OF THE MONEY IN THE FUND TO PAY ITS DIRECT AND INDIRECT COSTS
IN IMPLEMENTING THIS SECTION.
(e) IF THE DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE
TRUST, DETERMINES THAT THE MONEY IN THE FUND EXCEEDS THE AMOUNT
NEEDED TO FULLY REIMBURSE EMPLOYERS PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (3)(d) OF
THIS SECTION IN A GIVEN FISCAL YEAR, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS MAY DIRECT THE STATE TREASURER TO
TRANSFER THE EXCESS AMOUNTS TO THE LOCAL FIREFIGHTER SAFETY AND
DISEASE PREVENTION FUND CREATED IN SECTION 24-33.5-1231 (1).
(4) (a) FOR EACH FISCAL YEAR, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL
APPROPRIATE ONE MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE FUND.
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY APPROPRIATE ADDITIONAL MONEY TO THE FUND
AS NECESSARY TO MEET THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS OF
FIREFIGHTERS ACROSS THE STATE.
(b) ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2032, THE STAFF OF THE JOINT
BUDGET COMMITTEE SHALL REVIEW THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PART 5 AND
MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE AND TO THE
WILDFIRE MATTERS REVIEW COMMITTEE OR ANY SUCCESSOR COMMITTEE AS TO
WHETHER THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (4)(a) OF
THIS SECTION SHOULD BE ADJUSTED BASED ON THE CURRENT BEHAVIORAL
HEALTH CARE NEEDS OF FIREFIGHTERS.
(5) IF, AT ANY TIME, THE FUNDING PROVIDED FOR THE BENEFIT
REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION IS INSUFFICIENT TO COVER THE COST OF THE BENEFIT
AND TO FULLY REIMBURSE EMPLOYERS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS, THEN THE
REQUIREMENT IN THIS SECTION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TRUST BECOMES
OPTIONAL PURSUANT TO SECTION 29-1-304.5.
(6) FOR THE PURPOSE OF EMPLOYER POLICIES AND BENEFITS, THE NEED
FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE SCREENING OR SERVICES IS TREATED AS AN
ON-THE-JOB INJURY OR ILLNESS. THIS SUBSECTION (6) DOES NOT AFFECT ANY
DETERMINATION AS TO WHETHER THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE NEED IS
COVERED UNDER THE "WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT OF COLORADO",
ARTICLES 40 TO 47 OF TITLE 8.
(7) THE BENEFITS COVERED OR PAID FOR PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
MUST BE OFFSET BY ANY PAYMENTS MADE UNDER THE "WORKERS
COMPENSATION ACT OF COLORADO", ARTICLES 40 TO 47 OF TITLE 8.
29-5-503. Authority of the trust - rules - report. (1) IN ADDITION TO
ANY OTHER AUTHORITY GIVEN TO THE TRUST, THE TRUST HAS THE AUTHORITY
TO:
(a) CREATE A PROGRAM DESCRIPTION TO FURTHER DEFINE THE BENEFITS
AVAILABLE PURSUANT TO THIS PART 5;
(b) ESTABLISH AND MODIFY THE CONTRIBUTION RATES, BENEFIT
LEVELS, AND STRUCTURE OF THE BENEFITS PROVIDED BASED ON ACTUARIAL
RECOMMENDATIONS AND WITH INPUT FROM A COMMITTEE OF THE TRUST
CONSISTING OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM LABOR, MANAGEMENT, VOLUNTEER,
AND TRUST ADMINISTRATION; AND
(c) ADOPT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF
THE TRUST.
(2) ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 2024, THE TRUST, TOGETHER WITH THE
DIVISION OF FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
SAFETY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS, SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT TO
THE WILDFIRE MATTERS REVIEW COMMITTEE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS
PART 5. THE REPORT MUST, AT A MINIMUM:
(a) DISCUSS THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE FIREFIGHTER BEHAVIORAL
HEALTH BENEFITS PROGRAM IS MEETING THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
OF FIREFIGHTERS IN THE STATE;
(b) ASSESS THE ONGOING FUNDING NEEDS OF THE TRUST AND WHETHER
THE APPROPRIATION REQUIRED BY SECTION 29-5-502 (4)(a) IS SUFFICIENT TO
ALLOW THE TRUST TO MEET THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS OF
FIREFIGHTERS; AND
(c) RECOMMEND ANY CHANGES NEEDED TO MORE EFFECTIVELY MEET
THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS OF FIREFIGHTERS ACROSS THE STATE.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 8, after line 21 insert:

"SECTION 8. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 10-3-903.5, amend
(7)(b)(I) as follows:
10-3-903.5. Jurisdiction over providers of health-care benefits -
rules. (7) (b) A multiple employer health trust is any trust that is:
(I) Sponsored, maintained, and funded by one or more entities of state
government or political subdivisions of the state organized pursuant to state law
and is for the benefit of the entity's employees, including a multiple employer
health trust established for the purposes of part 3, or 4, OR 5 of article 5 of title
29; or".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.


Trans-
portation &
Energy

Senate Journal, April 1
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-002 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.
Strike the Local Government Committee Report, dated February 22, 2022, and
substitute:

"Amend printed bill, page 3, strike line 5 and substitute "EMERGENCY FUND AND
THE WILDLAND FIRE COST".

Page 4, line 12, strike "(3) introductory portion,".

Page 4, line 13, after "(3.5)" insert "and (5)".

Page 4, line 15, strike "rules." and substitute "rules - report.".

Page 5, line 5, after the semicolon add "AND".

Page 5, line 7, strike "diseases; AND" and substitute "diseases.".

Page 5, strike lines 8 through 15 and substitute:

"(II) REIMBURSE A MULTIPLE EMPLOYER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRUST
FOR THE DIRECT COSTS OF PROVIDING A PROGRAM PURSUANT TO PART 5 OF
ARTICLE 5 OF TITLE 29. IN FISCAL YEAR 2022-23, THE TOTAL REIMBURSEMENT
PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (2)(a)(II) MUST NOT EXCEED ONE MILLION
DOLLARS. IN SUBSEQUENT FISCAL YEARS, THE FIRE SERVICE TRAINING,
CERTIFICATION, AND FIREFIGHTER SAFETY ADVISORY BOARD, CREATED IN
SECTION 24-33.5-1204 (1) SHALL MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE DIVISION
BASED UPON THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE AND SAFETY NEEDS OF
FIREFIGHTERS AS TO THE AMOUNT OF MONEY IN THE FUND THAT MAY BE USED
FOR THIS PURPOSE.".

Page 5, strike lines 21 through 24 and substitute:

"(3) The director shall promulgate rules governing the award of grants
pursuant to subsection (2) of this section, including consideration of:".

Page 6, strike lines 12 and 13 and substitute:

"(a) DEMONSTRATE THE GREATEST NEED FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO
ENSURE THE SAFETY OF VOLUNTEER AND SEASONAL FIREFIGHTERS;".

Page 6, strike lines 17 and 18 and substitute:

"(c) RELY PRIMARILY OR SOLELY ON VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND
ARE SERVING COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY WILDLAND FIRES.".

Page 7, line 6, after "(b)" insert "(I)".

Page 7, after line 12 insert:

"(II) THE DIVISION MAY USE A PORTION OF THE MONEY IN THE FUND TO
DIRECTLY PURCHASE AND DISTRIBUTE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TO GOVERNING
BODIES AND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS TO DIRECTLY PAY FOR TRAINING
DESIGNED TO INCREASE FIREFIGHTER SAFETY AND PREVENT
OCCUPATION-RELATED DISEASES FOR GOVERNING BODIES AND VOLUNTEER FIRE
DEPARTMENTS OR TO REIMBURSE GOVERNING BODIES AND VOLUNTEER FIRE
DEPARTMENTS FOR THE COSTS OF PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING
WITHOUT REQUIRING A GRANT APPLICATION AND PEER REVIEW PROCESS
PURSUANT TO SUBSECTIONS (2) AND (3) OF THIS SECTION. IN DISTRIBUTING
EQUIPMENT, PAYING FOR TRAINING, OR PROVIDING REIMBURSEMENT PURSUANT
TO THIS SUBSECTION (4)(b)(II), THE DIVISION SHALL PRIORITIZE GOVERNING
BODIES AND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
CRITERIA SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION (3.5) OF THIS SECTION.
(5) THE DIVISION SHALL SUBMIT AN ANNUAL REPORT ON THE
EXPENDITURES FROM THE LOCAL FIREFIGHTER SAFETY AND DISEASE
PREVENTION FUND TO THE WILDFIRE MATTERS REVIEW COMMITTEE CREATED IN
SECTION 2-3-1602. THE REPORT MUST INCLUDE INFORMATION ON THE NUMBER
OF GRANTS MADE AND THE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEER AND PAID FIREFIGHTERS IN
EACH FIRE DEPARTMENT THAT RECEIVED A GRANT, EQUIPMENT, OR TRAINING
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. NOTWITHSTANDING THE REQUIREMENT IN SECTION
24-1-136 (11)(a)(I), THE REQUIREMENT TO SUBMIT THE REPORT REQUIRED IN
THIS SUBSECTION (5) CONTINUES INDEFINITELY.
SECTION 4. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add part 5 to article 5 of
title 29 as follows:
PART 5
FIREFIGHTER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
BENEFITS PROGRAM
29-5-501. Definitions. AS USED IN THIS PART 5, UNLESS THE CONTEXT
OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
(1) "EMPLOYER" MEANS A MUNICIPALITY, SPECIAL DISTRICT, FIRE
AUTHORITY, OR COUNTY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT THAT EMPLOYS ONE OR MORE
FIREFIGHTERS. "EMPLOYER" ALSO MEANS THE DIVISION OF FIRE PREVENTION
AND CONTROL CREATED IN SECTION 24-33.5-1201. "EMPLOYER" DOES NOT
INCLUDE A POWER AUTHORITY CREATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 29-1-204 OR A
MUNICIPALLY OWNED UTILITY.
(2) "FIREFIGHTER" MEANS A FULL- OR PART-TIME EMPLOYEE OF AN
EMPLOYER WHOSE DUTIES ARE DIRECTLY INVOLVED WITH THE PROVISION OF
FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES AND A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER AS DEFINED IN
SECTION 31-30-1102. "FIREFIGHTER" INCLUDES A PERSON MEETING THIS
DEFINITION WHO PROVIDES VOLUNTEER SERVICES TO A FIRE AUTHORITY
CREATED BY AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT PROVIDING FIRE
PROTECTION.
(3) "TRUST" MEANS A MULTIPLE EMPLOYER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
TRUST DESCRIBED IN SECTION 10-3-903.5 (7)(e), ESTABLISHED FOR THE
PURPOSES OF THIS PART 5.
29-5-502. Required program - reimbursement. (1) AN EMPLOYER
SHALL PARTICIPATE IN A MULTIPLE EMPLOYER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRUST IN
ORDER TO PROVIDE THE PROGRAM SPECIFIED IN THIS SECTION FOR ITS
FIREFIGHTERS. IF AT ANY TIME THE FUNDING PROVIDED PURSUANT TO
SUBSECTION (4) OF THIS SECTION IS INSUFFICIENT TO COVER THE COST OF THE
PROGRAM REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION, THEN THE REQUIREMENT TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE PROGRAM BECOMES OPTIONAL PURSUANT TO SECTION 29-1-304.5.
(2) A TRUST SHALL PROVIDE A PROGRAM PLANNED, ORGANIZED,
OPERATED, AND MAINTAINED TO PROVIDE BASIC SERVICES TO FIREFIGHTERS FOR
THE PREVENTION, DIAGNOSIS, AND INITIAL TREATMENT OF EMOTIONAL,
BEHAVIORAL, OR MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS. SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THE
PROGRAM SHALL BE RENDERED PRIMARILY ON AN OUTPATIENT AND
CONSULTATIVE BASIS, INCLUDING SERVICES DELIVERED TELEPHONICALLY OR
REMOTELY.
(3) SUBJECT TO AVAILABLE APPROPRIATIONS AND THE REQUIREMENTS
OF SECTION 24-33.5-1231 (2)(a)(II), THE DIVISION OF FIRE PREVENTION AND
CONTROL SHALL REIMBURSE A MULTIPLE EMPLOYER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
TRUST FOR THE DIRECT COSTS OF PROVIDING A PROGRAM AS REQUIRED BY THIS
PART 5 FROM THE LOCAL FIREFIGHTER SAFETY AND DISEASE PREVENTION FUND
CREATED IN SECTION 24-33.5-1231 (1).
29-5-503. Authority of the trust - rules - report. (1) IN ADDITION TO
ANY OTHER AUTHORITY GIVEN TO THE TRUST, THE TRUST HAS THE AUTHORITY
TO:
(a) CREATE A PROGRAM DESCRIPTION TO FURTHER DEFINE THE SERVICES
AVAILABLE PURSUANT TO THIS PART 5;
(b) STRUCTURE THE SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THE PROGRAM BASED
ON ACTUARIAL RECOMMENDATIONS AND WITH INPUT FROM A COMMITTEE OF
THE TRUST CONSISTING OF REPRESENTATIVES OF LABOR, MANAGEMENT,
ADMINISTRATION, AND EMPLOYERS SERVING DIFFERENT SIZED POPULATIONS;
AND
(c) ADOPT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF
THE TRUST.
(2) ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 2024, THE TRUST, TOGETHER WITH THE
DIVISION OF FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
SAFETY, SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE WILDFIRE MATTERS REVIEW
COMMITTEE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PART 5. THE REPORT MUST, AT
A MINIMUM:
(a) DISCUSS THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE PROGRAM PROVIDED UNDER
THIS PART 5 IS MEETING THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS OF FIREFIGHTERS
IN THE STATE;
(b) ASSESS THE ONGOING FUNDING NEEDS OF THE TRUST AND WHETHER
THE AVAILABLE FUNDING IS SUFFICIENT TO ALLOW THE TRUST TO MEET THE
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS OF FIREFIGHTERS; AND
(c) RECOMMEND ANY CHANGES NEEDED TO MORE EFFECTIVELY MEET
THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS OF FIREFIGHTERS ACROSS THE STATE.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 8, after line 21 insert:

"SECTION 8. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 10-3-903.5, amend
(7)(a); and add (7)(e) as follows:
10-3-903.5. Jurisdiction over providers of health-care benefits -
rules. (7) (a) The provisions of this section and any other laws of this state that
regulate insurance or insurance companies shall not apply to any multiple
employer health trust which THAT meets the requirements of paragraph (b) of
this subsection (7) or SUBSECTION (7)(b) OF THIS SECTION, any multiple
employer welfare arrangement which THAT meets the requirements of paragraph
(c) of this subsection (7) SUBSECTION (7)(c) OF THIS SECTION, OR ANY MULTIPLE
EMPLOYER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRUST THAT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF
SUBSECTION (7)(e) OF THIS SECTION. Any such trust or arrangement shall be
subject to the requirements of this subsection (7) and section 10-3-1104. The
exemption provided by this subsection (7) shall not apply to any entity if the
division of insurance determines that its operation is hazardous to the public or
to individuals receiving benefits.
(e) A MULTIPLE EMPLOYER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRUST IS ANY TRUST
THAT IS SPONSORED AND MAINTAINED BY ONE OR MORE ENTITIES OF STATE
GOVERNMENT OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE, ORGANIZED
PURSUANT TO STATE LAW, AND FUNDED BY THE STATE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
ENTITIES' EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING A MULTIPLE EMPLOYER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
TRUST ESTABLISHED FOR THE PURPOSES OF PART 5 OF ARTICLE 5 OF TITLE 29.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.".

Amend printed bill, page 8, before line 22 insert:

"SECTION 7. Appropriation. (1) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
$5,000,000 is appropriated to the local firefighter safety and disease prevention
fund created in section 24-33.5-1231 (1), C.R.S. This appropriation is from the
General Fund. The department of public safety is responsible for the accounting
related to this appropriation.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 1, line 103, strike "FIREFIGHTERS." and substitute "FIREFIGHTERS, AND,
IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".


Appro-
priations


House Journal, April 26
19 SB22-002 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
20 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
21 recommendation:
22
23 Amend reengrossed bill, page 6, strike lines 22 through 24 and substitute:
24 "FISCAL YEAR 2022-23, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE ONE
25 MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE FUND FOR THE
24 26 IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION. IN EACH OF FISCAL YEARS 2023-
27 AND 2024-25, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE FIVE MILLION
28 DOLLARS FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE FUND FOR THE
29 IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY".
30
31 Page 6, line 27, strike "SEPTEMBER 1, 2032," and substitute "SEPTEMBER
32 1, 2025,".
33
34 Page 7, lines 1 and 2, strike "THE GRANT PROGRAM" and substitute "THIS
35 SECTION".
36
37 Page 7, strike lines 4 and 5 and substitute "SUCCESSOR COMMITTEE AS TO
38 THE AMOUNT OF FUTURE APPROPRIATIONS TO THE FUND".
39
40 Page 13, line 7, strike "$5,000,000" and substitute "$1,000,000".
41
42

House Journal, April 26
14 Amendment recommended by Appropriations Report, dated April 26,
15 2022, and placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House
16 Journal, April 26, 2022.
17
18 Amendment recommended by Transportation & Local Government
19 Report, dated April 19, 2022, and placed in member’s bill file; Report
20 also printed in House Journal, April 20, 2022.
21
22 Laid over until Wednesday, April 27, 2022.
23

House Journal, April 27
47 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 26, 2022, and
48 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
49 April 26, 2022.
50
51 Amendment No. 2, Transportation & Local Government Report, dated
52 April 19, 2022, and placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in
53 House Journal, April 20, 2022.
54
55 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
56 Reading and Final Passage.