2018 LEGISLATION SCORECARD

SENATE LEGISLATION

 

 SB 18 007 AFFORDABLE HOUSING TAX CREDIT

 Sponsors: Sen. Tate & Sen. Guzman / Rep. Duran & Rep. J. Becker

 Concerning the Colorado affordable housing tax credit, and, in connection therewith,   renaming the low-income housing tax credit the Colorado affordable housing tax credit   and extending the period during which the Colorado housing and finance authority may   allocate affordable housing tax credits.

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION: The bill changes the name of the existing low-income housing tax credit   to the affordable housing tax credit. This change is reflected in sections 1 and 3 of the   bill. Section 2 extends the period during which the Colorado housing and finance authority   may allocate affordable housing tax credits from December 31, 2019, to December 31,   2024.

 

 SB 18 007 Senate Finance Committee:  January 23, 2018

 MOTION:  Refer Senate Bill 18-007 to the Committee on Appropriations

 The Motion Passed 3 – 2 CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 007 Senate Appropriations Committee:  February 14, 2018 

 MOTION:  Refer Senate Bill 18-007 Unamended to the Committee of the Whole

 The Motion Passed 5 – 2 CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 007 Senate Third Reading:  February 22, 2018   

 Senate Third Reading Passed   25 –  9  with  1 17C CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 007 House Finance Committee:  March 19, 2018 

 MOTION: Refer SB 18 007 Amended to Appropriations

 The Motion Passed 10 – 3  CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 SB 18 007 House Appropriations Committee:  April 23, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-007 to the Committee of the Whole.

 The Motion Passed 9 – 4 CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 SB 18 007 House Third Reading:  April 26, 2018

 House Third Reading Passed 43 – 22   CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 007 Senate to Concur with House Amendments:  April 27, 2018

 MOTION: Concur with House Amendments  

 The Motion Passed 34 – 0 with 1 Excused  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 007 Sent to the Governor: May 11, 2018

 

 FINAL ACTION: MAY 22, 2018 THE GOVERNOR SIGNED SB 18 007 INTO LAW.

 

 

 

 SB 18 013 EXPAND CHILD NUTRITION SCHOOL LUNCH PROTECTION ACT

 Sponsors: Sen. Fields & Sen. Gardner / Rep. Michaelson Jenet

 Concerning expanding the grades eligible for the child nutrition school lunch protection   program.

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION: Current law creates an annual appropriation to provide lunches at no   charge to children in state-subsidized early childhood education programs administered by   public schools or in kindergarten through fifth grade who would otherwise have to pay for   a reduced-price lunch.

 The bill extends the grade of eligibility to eighth grade in schools that elect to participate   in the expanded program.

 The bill authorizes an annual appropriation, including a cap on the amount of the annual   appropriation, to cover the expanded grades of eligible children.

 

 SB 18 013 Senate Education Committee:  January  25, 2018 

 MOTION:  Refer Senate Bill 18-013 to the Committee on Appropriations. 

 The Motion Passed 5 – 2  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 013 Senate Appropriations Committee:  April 27, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-013, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.

 The Motion passed on a vote of 4 – 3  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 013 Senate Third Reading:  May 2, 2018

 Senate Third Reading Passed 24 – 11  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 013 House Education Committee:  May 7, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-013 to the Committee on Appropriations.

 The Motion passed on a vote of 6 – 5. CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 013 House Appropriations Committee:  May 7, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-013 to the Committee of the Whole.

 The Motion Passed passed on a vote of 9 – 4. CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 013 House Third Reading:  May 8, 2018

 House Third Reading Passed 36 – 29  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 013 Sent to the Governor: May 17, 2018

 

 FINAL ACTION: MAY 29, 2018 GOVERNOR SIGNED INTO LAW

 

 

 

 SB 18 042 CONCERNING THE CREATION OF THE AGRICULTURAL WORKFORCE   DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

 Sponsors: Sen. Donovan & Sen. Crowder / Rep. Catlin & Rep. MacLachlan

 Concerning the creation of the agricultural workforce development program. 

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION 

 

 DESCRIPTION: Young and Beginning Farmers Interim Study Committee. The bill   requires the commissioner of agriculture to create, by rule, the agricultural workforce   development program to provide incentives to agricultural businesses to hire interns.   Qualified agricultural businesses may be reimbursed an amount not to exceed 50% of the   actual cost of hiring a qualified intern. The rules must include specified criteria for   qualifying businesses and interns participating in the program. Qualified internships must   include at least 130 hours of work experience and cannot exceed 6 months in duration.   The program is repealed on July 1, 2024.
 

 SB 18 042 Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources & Energy Committee:   February 1, 2018

 MOTION:  Refer Senate Bill 18 42 to the Committee on Appropriations.

 The Motion Passed 9 – 2  CLICK HERE For Vote  

  

 SB 18 042 Senate Appropriations Committee:  April 11, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-042, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.

 The Motion passed on a vote of 4 – 3. CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 042 Senate Third Reading:  April 17, 2018

 Senate Third Reading Passed 22 – 13  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 042 House Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Committee:     April 30, 2018 

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-042 to the Committee on Appropriations.

 The Motion Passed on a vote of  9 – 2. CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 042 House Appropriations Committee: May 2, 2018

 MOTION:  Refer Senate Bill 18-042, as amended, to the Committee of the   Whole.

 The Motion Passed  on a vote of 10 – 3. CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 042 House Third Reading:  May 3, 2018

 House Third Reading Passed 49 – 16   CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 042 Senate Considered House Amendments:   May 3, 2018

 Result was to Adhere 34 – 0 with 1 Excused CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 042 House Considered Senate Adherence:  May 9, 2018 

 Result was to Recede 59 –  6  CLICK HERE For Vote

 MOTION: Repassed 50 – 15  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 042 Sent to the Governor: May 16, 2018

 

 FINAL ACTION: MAY 24, 2018 GOVERNOR SIGNED INTO LAW

 

 

 SB 18 050 FREE-STANDING EMERGENCY FACILITY AS SAFE HAVEN

 Sponsors: Sen. Smallwood / Rep. Coleman & Rep. Catlin

 Concerning including staff of free-standing emergency facilities as part of Colorado’s safe   haven laws.

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION: The bill expands Colorado’s safe haven laws to include staff members of   community clinic emergency centers as persons allowed to take temporary physical   custody of infants 72 hours old or younger when the infant is voluntarily surrendered by   its parent or parents.

 

 SB 18 050 Senate Health & Human Services Committee:  January 18, 2018    

 MOTION:  Refer Senate Bill 18-050, as amended, to the Committee of the   Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.

 The Motion Passed 5 – 0  CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 SB 18 050 Senate Third Reading:  January 23, 2018

 Senate Third Reading Passed 35 – 0 CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 SB 18 050 House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee:                         February 15, 2018

 MOTION:  Refer Senate Bill 18-007 Unamended to the Committee of the Whole

 The Motion Passed 13 – 0   CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 SB 18 050 House Third Reading:  February 21, 2018   

 House Third Reading Passed 61 – 0 with 4 Excused  CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 SB 18 050 Senate Considered House Amendments:  February 22, 2018

 Senate Concurred with House Amendments 35 – 0  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 050 Sent to the Governor: March 2, 2018

 

 FINAL ACTION: GOVERNOR SIGNED SB 18 050 INTO LAW ON MARCH 7, 2018 

 

 

 

 SB 18 055 INCREASE SURCHARGE FOR TRAFFICKING CHILDREN

 Sponsors: Sen. T. Neville & Rep. Van Winkle & Hooton

 Concerning the crimes against children surcharge in cases involving trafficking of children.

 

 THE CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION: Current law requires each person who is convicted of a crime against a   child to pay a surcharge to the clerk of the court for the judicial district in which the   conviction occurs. The bill adds the crime of human trafficking of a minor for sexual   servitude to the definition of crime against a child for purposes of the surcharge. For a   class 2 felony, the amount of the fine is $1,500. The bill states that if the class 2 felony is   for human trafficking of a minor for involuntary servitude or for human trafficking of a   minor for sexual servitude, then the amount of the fine is $3,000. Additionally, in cases   where an offender is required to pay the new surcharge, the court is encouraged to delay   any finding of indigence until 6 months after the offender’s conviction, at which time the   court may require the defendant or defendant’s counsel to submit documents that   substantiate the defendant’s indigence.

 

 SB 18 055 Senate Finance Committee:  January 23, 2018 

 MOTION:  Refer Senate Bill 18-055 to the Committee of the Whole and with a   recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.

 The Motion Passed  5 – 0  CLICK HERE for Vote  

 

 SB 18 055 Senate Third Reading:  January 30, 2018 

 Senate Third Reading Passed 33 – 0 with 2 Excused   CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 SB 18 55 House Judiciary Committee: March 29, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-055 to the Committee of the Whole.

 The motion passed on a vote of 9 – 1. CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 SB 18 055 House Third Reading:  April 5, 2018   

 House Third Reading Passed 62 – 0  with 3 Excused  CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 SB 18 055 Senate Considered House Amendments:  April 6, 2018

 Senate Concurred with House Amendments 34 YES 0 NO 1 EXCUSED

 CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 055 Sent to the Governor: April 17, 2018

 

 FINAL ACTION: GOVERNOR SIGNED SB 18 055 INTO LAW ON APRIL 23, 2018

 

 

 SB 18 083 EDUCATION INCOME TAX CREDITS FOR NONPUBLIC SCHOOL

 Sponsors: Sen. Lundberg / Rep. Ransom

 Concerning the creation of income tax credits for nonpublic education.

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION: The bill establishes a private school tuition income tax credit   commencing on or after January 1, 2019, that allows any taxpayer to claim a credit when   the taxpayer enrolls a qualified child in a private school or the taxpayer provides a   scholarship to a qualified child for enrollment in a private school. The private school   issues the taxpayer a credit certificate and the amount of the credit is:

 For full-time attendance, an amount equal to either the tuition paid or the scholarship   provided to a qualified child, as applicable, or 50% of the previous year’s state average   per pupil revenues, whichever is less; and

 For half-time attendance, an amount equal to either the tuition paid or the scholarship   provided to a qualified child, as applicable, or 25% of the previous year’s state average   per pupil revenues, whichever is less.

 The bill also establishes an income tax credit commencing on or after January 1, 2019,   that allows any taxpayer who uses home-based education for a qualified child to claim an   income tax credit in an amount equal to:

 $1,000 for a taxpayer who uses home-based education for a qualified child who was   enrolled on a full-time basis in a public school in the state prior to being taught at home;   and $500 for a taxpayer who uses home-based education for a qualified child who was   enrolled on a half-time basis in a public school in the state prior to being taught at home.

 Both credits may be carried forward for 3 years but may not be refunded. In addition, the   credits may be transferred, subject to certain limitations.

 

 SB 18 083 Senate Finance Committee:   February 6, 2018

 MOTION:  Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

 The Motion Passed  3 – 2  CLICK HERE for Vote    

 

 SB 18 083 Senate Appropriations Committee:  April 10, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-083, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole

 The Motion passed on a vote of 4 – 3 CLICK HERE for Vote

 

  SB 18 083 Senate Third Reading:  April 17, 2018

 Senate Third Reading Passed 18 – 17 CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 083 House Education Committee: May 7, 2018

 MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 18-083 indefinitely.

 The Motion passed on a vote of 7 – 6.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 FINAL ACTION: HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION POSTPONED SB 18 083   INDEFINITELY ON MAY 7, 2018

 

 

 SB 18 084 PROTECTION MINOR VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 Sponsors: Sen. Kefalas / Rep. Landgraf & Rep. Lundeen

 Concerning enhancing protections for minors who are victims of human trafficking

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION: The bill establishes legislation to further protect minors who are victims   of human trafficking of a minor for involuntary servitude and human trafficking of a   minor for sexual servitude (minor who is a victim of human trafficking). The term   ‘sexually exploited minor’ is clarified to include a person less than 18 years of age who   has been a victim of human trafficking or has engaged in certain prostitution-related   activities.

 A statutory presumption is established that any person who is less than 18 years of age   who engages in conduct that would constitute prostitution if such person were an adult is   presumed to be a minor who is a victim of human trafficking, and must be referred to the   appropriate county department of human or social services for care and services.

 The bill makes conforming amendments.

 

 SB 18 084 Senate Health & Human Services Committee:  February 15, 2018 

 MOTION:  Refer Senate Bill 18-084, as amended, to the Committee on   Appropriations. 

 The Motion Passed  on a vote of 5 – 0  CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 SB 18 084 Senate Appropriations Committee:  April 3, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-084 to the Committee on Judiciary.

 The Motion passed on a vote of 7 – 0 CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 SB 18 084 Senate Judiciary Committee:  April 9, 2018

 MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 18-084 indefinitely using a reversal of the   previous roll call to postpone   indefinitely.

 The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.   CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 FINAL ACTION: SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY POSTPONED SB 18 084   INDEFINITELY ON APRIL 9, 2018

 

 

 SB 18 087 IN-STATE TUITION FOREIGN NATIONALS SETTLED IN CO                   

 Sponsors: Sen. Fenberg / Rep. Michaelson Jenet & Rep. Winter

 Concerning in-state tuition at institutions of higher education for certain foreign nationals   legally settled in Colorado.

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION: The bill contains a legislative declaration about the circumstances   facing special immigrants and refugees and the benefit of access to education. The bill   grants eligibility for in-state tuition status to refugees and special immigrants admitted to   the United States pursuant to federal law who have settled in Colorado.

 

 SB 18 087 Senate State Veterans & Military Affairs Committee:                     February 5, 2018   

 MOTION:  Refer Senate Bill 18-087 to the Committee of the Whole and with a   recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.

 The Motion Passed  5 – 0  CLICK HERE for Vote 

 

 SB 18 087 Senate Third Reading:  February 9, 2018

 Senate Third Reading Passed  33 – 0 with 2 Excused   CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 SB 18 087 House Education Committee:  March 21, 2018

 Motion: Refer Senate Bill 18-087 to the Committee of the Whole.

 The Motion Passed 8 – 5  CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 SB 18 087 House Third Reading:  April 2, 2018 

 House Third Reading Passed  37- 27 with  1 Excused CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 087 Sent to the Governor: April 9, 2018

 

 FINAL ACTION:  GOVERNOR SIGNED SB 18 087 INTO LAW ON APRIL 12 2018

 

 

 

 SB 18 108 ELIGIBILITY COLORADO ROAD AND COMMUNITY SAFETY ACT

 Sponsors: Sen. Crowder & Sen. Coram / Rep. Arndt & Rep. Singer

 Concerning the issuance of identification documents under the “Colorado Road and   Community Safety Act” to persons who are not lawfully present in the United States.

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION: Currently, a person who is not lawfully present in the United States   may obtain a driver’s license or identification card if certain requirements are met. One   of the requirements is that the person present a taxpayer identification card.

 The bill allows a person to present a social security number as an alternative to a   taxpayer identification card. The bill allows the license or identification card to be   reissued or renewed in accordance with the process used for other licenses and   identification cards.

 A person whose license is lost or stolen may obtain a replacement without renewing the   license.

 SB 18 108 Senate State Veterans & Military Affairs Committee:                           February 14, 2018

 Motion:  Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer   Amended to Appropriations

 The Motion Passed 3 – 2  CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 SB 18 108 Senate Appropriations Committee:  March 20, 2018

 Motion: Refer Senate Bill 18-108, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.

 The Motion Passed  6 – 1   CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 SB 18 108 Senate Third Reading:   March 23, 2018

 Senate Third Reading Passed 25 – 10   CLICK HERE for Vote 

 

 SB 18 108  House Local Government Committee:  April 4, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-108 to the Committee on Appropriations.

 The Motion Passed  11 – 2 CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 SB 18 108 House Appropriations Committee:  April 11, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-108, as amended, to the Committee of the   Whole. 

 The Motion passed on a vote of 10 – 3. CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 108 House Third Reading:  April 18, 2018

 House Third Reading Passed  38 – 24 with 3 Excused CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 108 Senate Considered House Amendments:  April 19, 2018

 Result was to Adhere 31 – 4   CLICK HERE For Vote 

 

 SB 18 108 House Considered Senate Adherence:  April 26, 2018

 Result was to Recede 43 – 22  CLICK HERE For Vote

 Vote to Repass 38 – 27  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 108 Sent to the Governor: May 11, 2018

 

 FINAL ACTION: MAY 29, 2018 GOVERNOR SIGNED INTO LAW

 

 

 SB 18 120 TIME PERIOD FOR TENANT TO CURE UNPAID RENT    

 Sponsors: Sen. A. Williams & Sen. Priola / Rep. Jackson& Rep. Wilson

 Concerning the time allowed for a tenant to cure a lease violation for unpaid rent.

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION: Current law requires a landlord to provide a tenant 3 days to cure a   violation for unpaid rent before the landlord can initiate eviction proceedings based on   that unpaid rent.

 The bill allows landlords to initiate an eviction proceeding after providing 3 days’ notice   but requires landlords to accept payment of all outstanding amounts due before the date   by which a tenant is required to appear in court in an eviction proceeding. For a second   or subsequent violation of the same agreement within 6 months of a violation, a landlord   may require payment within 3 days.

 

 SB 18 120 Senate Business, Labor & Technology Committee:                         February 14, 2018

 Motion:  To Postpone Senate Bill 18-120 indefinitely.

 The Motion Passed 7 – 0  CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 FINAL ACTION: SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR & TECHNOLOGY   POSTPONED SENATE BILL 18-120 INDEFINITELY ON FEBRUARY 14, 2018

 

 

 

 SB 18 141 INCOME TAX CHECK-OFF NONPROFIT DONATION FUND 

 Sponsors: Sen. Court / Rep. Wilson

 Concerning voluntary contribution designations on the Colorado individual income tax   return form.

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION:

 Section 1 of the bill creates the donate to a Colorado nonprofit fund (fund) in the state   treasury. A voluntary contribution designation line for the fund will appear on the state   individual income tax return form in the first income tax year:

  • In which the department of revenue (department) has received sufficient funding to implement the program;
  • That begins on or after January 1, 2019; and
  • That begins after a space becomes available and the fund is next in the queue.

 If the space for the fund becomes available before all three conditions are met, the bill     requires the department to hold the space for the fund until all three conditions are met,   and to include the line thereafter. The line will allow a taxpayer receiving a refund to   designate a contribution to an eligible charitable organization (eligible organization) of   their choice.

 The bill requires the secretary of state to provide a list of eligible organizations. To be   eligible, an organization must be registered and in good standing with the secretary under   the ‘Colorado Charitable Solicitations Act’ and be a nonprofit that is tax exempt under   section 501 (c)(3) of the internal revenue code. A charity may request to exclude itself   from the list. The department will make the list of eligible organizations available to the   public and a taxpayer may choose a single charity from the list to receive the contribution   through the fund.

 Once the fund is placed on the form, the department is directed to determine annually the   total amount designated to the fund, and the total amounts designated to each eligible   organization, and to report those amounts to the state treasurer and the general   assembly. The state treasurer is required to credit the total amount to the fund. The bill   requires the general assembly to appropriate from the fund to the department, the   secretary of state, and the state treasurer their actual, reasonable costs for implementing   the fund.

 After the appropriations for the administration of the fund are deducted, the state   treasurer is required to distribute the contributions to the charities as designated by   taxpayers after a reduction proportionate to the amount deducted from the fund for   administration. The department is not liable to a taxpayer or charity for an error in   distributing a contribution.

 The fund is repealed if the department does not raise sufficient funding to implement the   program through gifts, grants, and donations by September 30, 2020.

 Section 2 excludes the fund from the time limitations and minimum contribution   requirements imposed on voluntary contribution funds. It also adds a limitation that a   taxpayer cannot contribute to any voluntary contribution fund or combination of voluntary   contribution funds in an amount that exceeds the amount of the taxpayer’s refund.

 

 SB 18 141 Senate Finance Committee:  February 15, 2018

 MOTION:  Refer Senate Bill 18-141 as amended, to the Committee of the Whole   and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.

 The Motion Passed 5 – 0.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 141 Senate Third Reading:  February 22, 2018

 Senate Third Reading Passed 32 – 2 with 1 Excused   CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 141 House Finance Committee:  April 2, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-141 to the Committee on Appropriations.

 The Motion passed on a vote of 8 – 5.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 141 House Appropriations Committee: April 11, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-141 to the Committee of the Whole.

 The Motion passed on a vote of 11-2. CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 141 House Third Reading:  April 18, 2018

 House Third Reading Passed 53 YES 9 NO 3 EXCUSED  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 141 Senate to Concur with House Amendments:  April 27, 2018

Passed & Re-Adopted  33 – 1 with 1 Excused  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 141 Senate to Repass:  April 27, 2018

 Passed  30 – 4 with 1 Excused   CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 141 Sent to the Governor: May 11, 2018

 

 FINAL ACTION: MAY 29, 2018 GOVERNOR SIGNED INTO LAW

   

 

 

 SB 18 201 RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION CHILD CARE LICENSING EXEMPTION

 Sponsors: Sen. Priola / Rep. 

 Concerning exempting religious organizations from child care licensing requirements for   the time period during which church services are being offered.

 

 The CCC IS MONITORING THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION: Current law allows a child care licensing exemption for certain     facilities,   including shopping centers and churches, that provide on-site child care for   children for   less than 3 hours while people are making use of the facility or attending   church services.  The bill retains the 3-hour limit on the licensing exemption for facilities   like shopping centers but removes the time limit for churches, provided that the child   care is   being offered contemporaneously with church services or other church programs   at the   on-site child care location.

 

 SB 18 201 Senate Business, Labor & Technology Committee:  April 2, 2018

 MOTION:Refer Senate Bill 18-201, as amended, to the Committee of the   Whole.

 The Motion passed on a vote of 4 – 3.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 201 Senate Third Reading:  April 12, 2018

 Senate Third Reading Passed 18  – 16 with 1 Excused CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 201 House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee:                 May 1, 2018

 MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 18-201 indefinitely.

 The Motion passed on a vote of 8 – 4.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 FINAL ACTION: MAY 1, 2018 HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE &   HUMAN SERVICES POSTPONED SB 18 201 INDEFINITELY.

 

                                               

 

 SB 18 234 HUMAN REMAINS DISPOSITION SALE BUSINESS

 Sponsors: Sen. Coram & Sen. Crowder / Rep. Kraft-Tharp & Rep. Catlin

 Concerning measures to reduce the sale without consent of the remains of a human who   was born alive, and, in connection therewith, registering nontransplant tissue banks and   prohibiting certain   owners of nontransplant tissue banks from owning certain other   businesses that provide for the final   disposition of human remains, and making an   appropriation.

 The CCC IS SUPPORTING THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION:

 The bill makes it unlawful under the ‘Mortuary Science Code’ for a person to own more   than a 10% indirect interest in a funeral establishment or crematory while     simultaneously  owning interest in a nontransplant tissue bank. The bill requires   nontransplant tissue banks to:

  • Register with the director of the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies; and
  • Make disclosures, keep records and make them available to interested parties and the director, and maintain a standard of practice.

 The registration of nontransplant tissue banks sunsets on September 1, 2024.

 

 SB 18 234 Senate Judiciary Committee:  April 18, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-234, as amended, to the Committee of the   Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.

 The Motion passed on a vote of 4 – 0.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 234 Senate Third Reading:  April 24, 2018

 Senate Third Reading Passed 35 – 0  CLICK HERE For Vote 

 

 SB 18 234 House Health, Insurance, & Environment Committee May 1, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-234, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.

 The Motion passed on a vote of 11 – 2.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 234 House Finance Committee:  May 2, 2108

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-234, as amended, to the Committee on     Appropriations.

 The Motion passed on a vote of 10 – 1. CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 234 House Appropriations Committee:  May 4, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-234, as amended, to the Committee of the   Whole.

 The motion passed on a vote of 11-2. CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 234 House Third Reading:  May 7, 2018

 House Third Reading Passed 56 –  9  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 234 Senate Considered House Amendments:  May 7, 2018

 Result was to Concur   19 – 16   CLICK HERE For Vote

 Vote to Repass  19 – 16   CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 234 Sent to the Governor: May 16, 2018

 

  FINAL ACTION: MAY 30, 2018 GOVERNOR SIGNED INTO LAW

 

 SB 18 272 CRISIS AND SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING GRANT PROGRAM

 Sponsors: Sen. Martinez-Humenik & Sen. Todd / Rep. Carver & McLachlan

 Concerning suicide prevention training in schools, and, in connection therewith, making   an appropriation.

 
 The CCC IS SUPPORTING THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION:

 The bill creates the crisis and suicide prevention training grant program (grant program)   in the  department of public health and environment (department). The purpose of the   grant program is to   provide financial assistance to schools in providing crisis and   suicide prevention training to schools,   with priority given to those schools that have   previously not received such training. The grant program   may authorize up to $400,000   in grants per year in varying amounts. The office of suicide prevention   and the school   safety resource center shall work collaboratively with the department to develop   guidelines and criteria for the grant program. Grant recipients are required to report on   their activities   using grant money.

 The crisis and suicide prevention training grant program fund is created and authorized   to accept appropriations from the general assembly, as well as gifts, grants, and   donations.

 The bill makes conforming amendments that authorize the existing office of suicide     prevention in statute.

 

 SB 18 272 Senate Health & Human Services Committee: April 25, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-272 to the Committee on Appropriations.

 The motion passed on a vote of 10 – 3. CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 272 Senate Appropriations Committee: May 4, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-272, as amended, to the Committee of the   Whole.

 The Motion passed on a vote of 6 – 1.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 272 Senate Third Reading:  May 7, 2018

 Senate Third Reading Passed 27  – 8   CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 272 House Public Health & Human Services Committee:  May 8, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-272 to the Committee on Appropriations.

 The motion passed on a vote of 10 – 3. CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 272 House Appropriations Committee:  May 8, 2018

 MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 18-272 to the Committee of the Whole.

 The motion passed on a vote of 11 – 2.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

  SB 18 272 House Third Reading:  May 9, 2018

 House Third Reading Passed 53 – 12   CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 SB 18 272 Sent to the Governor: May 21, 2018

 

 FINAL ACTION:  MAY 30, 2018 GOVERNOR SIGNED INTO LAW

 

 

 

                                          2018 HOUSE LEGISLATION

 

 HB 18 1004   Continue Child Care Contribution Tax Credit              

 Sponsors: Rep. Coleman & Rep. Wilson & Sen. Tate & Sen. Kefalas

 Concerning the continuation of the income tax credit for a qualifying contribution to   promote child care in the state.
 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION: A taxpayer who makes a monetary contribution to promote child care   in the state is allowed an income tax credit that is equal to 50% of the total value of the   contribution. This exemption is currently available for income tax years that commence   prior to January 1, 2020. The bill extends the credit for 5 years.
 HB 18 1004 House Finance Committee:  January 29, 2018

 MOTION:  Refer House Bill 18-1004, as amended, to the Committee on   Appropriations.

 The Motion Passed 9 – 4.  CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 HB 18 1004  House Appropriations Committee:  April 19, 2018

 MOTION: Refer House Bill 18-1004 to the Committee of the Whole.

 The Motion passed on a vote of 9 – 4. CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1004  House Third Reading:  April 20, 2018

 House Third Reading Passed  39 – 22  with 4 Excused  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1004 Senate Finance Committee:  April 26, 2018

 MOTION: Refer House Bill 18-1004 to the Committee on Appropriations.

 The Motion Passed on a vote of 4 – 1.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1004 Senate Appropriations Committee:  May 1, 2018

 MOTION: Refer House Bill 18-1004 to the Committee of the Whole.

 The Motion Passed on a vote of 5 – 2. CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1004 Senate Third Reading:  May 4, 2018

 Senate Third Reading Passed 28 – 6 with 1 Excused CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1004  Sent to the Governor: May 16, 2018

 

 FINAL ACTION: MAY 30, 2018 GOVERNOR SIGNED INTO LAW 

 

 

 

 HB 18 1013   Income Tax Credit for Endowment Contributions              

 Sponsors: Rep. Garnett & Sen. Priola

 Concerning an income tax credit for charitable contributions to an eligible endowment   fund.
 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION: The bill creates the “Nonprofit Sustainability Act of 2018”. For income   tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2019, but prior to January 1, 2022, the bill   allows an individual taxpayer to claim an income tax credit for a contribution of money to   an eligible endowment fund that is equal to 25% of the contribution. An “eligible   endowment fund” is defined in the bill as an endowment fund that is managed in   accordance with the “Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act”.

 A Colorado charitable organization that receives the donation is required to provide a   credit certificate to the taxpayer, who must submit the certificate to the department of   revenue along with his or her tax return. The maximum credit an individual may claim for   an income tax year is $5,000. Unused credits are not refunded and may not be carried   forward. A taxpayer may not claim the credit if he or she claims any other state income   tax credit for the same charitable contribution. The department of revenue is required to   track all the credits claimed in each income tax year and, when the total amount of   credits claimed equals twelve million dollars per income tax year, is required to disallow   all subsequent credits claimed in that income tax year.

 

 HB 18 1013 House Finance Committee:  January 31, 2018

 MOTION:  Refer House Bill 18-1013 to the Committee on Appropriations.

 Motion Passed  8 – 5.  CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 HB 18 1013 House Apropriations Committee: May 10, 2018

 MOTION: Postpone House Bill 18-1013 indefinitely.

 The Motion Passed on a vote of 13 – 0.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 FINAL ACTION: HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS POSTPONED         HB 18 1013 INDEFINITELY ON MAY 10 2018

 

 

 HB 18 1018  Human Trafficking Commercial Driver’s License

 Sponsors: Rep. Carver & Jackson & Sen. Zenzinger & Cooke

  Concerning a requirement that education to prevent human trafficking be included in the   training to obtain a commercial driver’s license.

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION: Transportation Legislation Review Committee. The bill requires that the   training to obtain a commercial driver’s license to drive a combination vehicle contain   education to prevent human trafficking if the training is conducted in a driving school.   The department must also publish information about human trafficking for commercial   driver’s license holders and trainees.

 

 HB 18 1018  House Transportation & Energy Committee:  February 21, 2018

 Motion: Refer House Bill 18-1018, as amended, to the Committee of the   Whole.           

 Motion Passed  12 – 1.  CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 HB 18 1018  House Third Reading:  February 27,2018

 House Third Reading Passed   54  – 10 with 1 Excused  CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 HB 18 1018 Senate State Veterans & Military Affairs Committee:                     March 21, 2018 

 Motion: Refer House Bill 18-1018, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.

 Motion Passed  3 – 1. CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 HB 18 1018  Senate Third Reading:  March 29, 2018

 Senate Third Reading Passed  23 – 12   CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 HB 18 1018 House Consider Senate Amendments:  April 3, 2018

 Result was to Concur  55 – 9   with 1 Excused CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 Vote to Repass  46 – 18 with 1 Excused  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1018  Sent to the Governor:  April 11, 2018

 

 FINAL ACTION: FINAL ACT

 

 

 HB 18 1021 Task Force for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

 Sponsors: Rep. Hooton & Rep. Landgraf & Sen. Kefalas

 Concerning addressing the issue of youth who are experiencing homelessness in   Colorado.

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION: The bill establishes the task force concerning youth who are   experiencing homelessness (task force) to study and make recommendations on issues   related to the issue of youth experiencing homelessness in Colorado. The membership   of the task force is set forth, as well as reporting requirements and a repeal date.

 The bill makes conforming amendments to correct citations to an earlier relocation of   the office of homeless youth services to the department of local affairs.

 

 HB 18 1021 House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee:     January 30 2018

 Motion: Refer House Bill 18-1021, as amended, to the Committee of the   Whole.           

 The motion passed on a vote of 11 – 2.  CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 HB 18 1021 House Third Reading:  March 9, 2018

 House Third Reading Passed  40 – 18  with 6 Excused &  1 Vacant Seat

 CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 HB 18 1021 Senate State Veterans & Military Affairs Committee:               March 21, 2018

 Motion: Postpone House Bill 18-1021 indefinitely.

 The motion passed on a vote of 3 – 2  CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 FINAL ACTION:  SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE VETERANS & MILITARY   AFFAIRS  POSTPONED HB 18 1021 INDEFINITELY ON MARCH 21, 2018

 

 

 HB 18 1082 A Woman’s Right to Accurate Health Care Info

 Sponsors: Rep. Saine & Sen. Marble

 Concerning the creation of the “women’s reproductive information guarantee for health   and transparency right) act”.

 

  The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION: The bill ensures that women are fully and accurately informed about   their personal medical conditions regarding their pregnancies and health care options.   Current medical procedures already use ultrasound technology to provide information   regarding the gestational age of a child in utero. The bill ensures that a woman has the   opportunity to see or forego seeing her ultrasound. The bill gives the woman a choice   between an abdominal or vaginal ultrasound. The bill allows a woman the opportunity to   find a provider of ultrasound technology that will provide the service free of charge. The   bill requires that a woman be given full and accurate information regarding her abortion.   The bill describes the information that the physician performing the abortion provides to   the woman and gives the woman an opportunity to sign or refuse to sign a receipt of   information. The bill requires the abortion provider to provide certain information to the   woman at least 24 hours prior to performing an abortion.

 The bill creates a civil right of action for noncompliance with the requirements, making   a physician’s noncompliance with the requirements unprofessional conduct and making a   violation of the requirements a crime.

 

 HB 18 1082 House Health, Insurance, & Environment Committee:                       February 22, 2018

 Motion:  Postpone House Bill 18-1082 indefinitely using a reversal of the         previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call,   therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.

 The motion passed 7 – 6  CLICK HERE for Vote

 FINAL ACTION:  HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH,  INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT POSTPONED HB 18 1082 INDEFINITELY ON FEBRUARY 22, 2018

 

 

 HB 18 1115 Department of Public Safety Human Trafficking-Related Training

 Sponsors: Rep. Carver & Rep. Ginal & Sen. Cooke & Sen. Garcia

 Concerning the provision of training materials related to human trafficking by the   department of public safety.

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION:

 The bill requires the division of criminal justice to provide human trafficking training to   law enforcement agencies and entities that provide services to human trafficking victims.   The training may include:

  • Train-the-trainer programs;
  • Direct trainings; and
  • Online training programs.

 The training may be provided to law enforcement agencies, organizations that provide   direct services to human trafficking victims, school personnel and parents or guardians   of students, and any other organization, agency, or group that would benefit from such   training. The training must be developed in consultation with the Colorado human   trafficking council. When considering requests for training, the division should give   priority to requests from areas of the state that have limited access to training   resources.  Beginning in 2019, the council’s annual human trafficking report must   include an update on the trainings provided.

 

 HB 18 1115 House Judiciary Committee: March 13, 2018 

 MOTION: Refer House Bill 18-1115, as amended, to the Committee on   Appropriations.   

 The motion passed on a vote of 11 – 0.  CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 HB 18 1115  House Appropriations Committee: April 30, 2018

 MOTION: Refer House Bill 18-1115, as amended, to the Committee of the   Whole.

 The motion passed on a vote of 10 – 2.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1115 House Third Reading:   May 1, 2018

 House Third Reading Passed  54 – 7  with 4 Excused  

 CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1115 Senate Finance Committee:  May 2, 2018

 MOTION: Refer House Bill 18-1115, as amended, to the Committee on   Appropriations.

 The motion passed on a vote of 5 – 0.  CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 HB 18 1115 Senate Appropriations Committee: May 8, 2018

 MOTION: Postpone House Bill 18-1115 indefinitely using a reversal of the   previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call,   therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.

 The motion passed on a vote of 4 – 3.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 FINAL ACTION:  HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS POSTPONED       HB 18 1115 INDEFINITELY ON MAY 8 2018

 

 

 HB 18 1120 The Prohibition of Dismemberment Abortions

 Sponsors: Rep. P. Neville & Sen. T. Neville & Sen. Marble

 Concerning the termination of state funding for higher education institutions that   engage in the trafficking of aborted human body parts.

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION: The bill prohibits dismemberment abortions.

 

 HB 18 1120 February 28, 2018 House Committee on State Veterans & Military   Affairs

 Motion:   Postpone House Bill 18-1120 indefinitely using a reversal of the   previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call,   therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.

 The motion passed 6 – 3 CLICK HERE for Vote

FINAL ACTION:  FEBRUARY 28, 2018 HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE VETERANS & MILITARY AFFAIRS POSTPONE HB 18 1120 INDEFINITELY

 

 

 

 HB 18 1121 No Funding Trafficking Aborted Human Body Parts

 Sponsors: Rep. Leonard & Sen. T. Neville & Marble

 Concerning the termination of state funding for higher education institutions that   engage in the trafficking of aborted human body parts.

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION:Each higher education institution that receives funding from the state   must file a verified report each December 1 with the joint budget committee stating   whether or not the institution engaged, directly or indirectly, in the harvesting,   trafficking, purchasing, or selling of aborted human body parts in the previous year. If a   higher education institution files a report affirming that the institution engaged, directly   or indirectly, in the harvesting, trafficking, purchasing, or selling of aborted human body   parts, the general assembly shall not appropriate any state funding to that institution in   the next fiscal year.

 

 February 28, 2018 House Committee on State Veterans & Military Affairs

 Motion:   Postpone House Bill 18-1121 indefinitely using a reversal of the   previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call,   therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.

 The motion passed 5 – 3 CLICK HERE for Vote

 FINAL ACTION:  FEBRUARY 28, 2018 HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE   VETERANS & MILITARY AFFAIRS POSTPONED HB 18 1121 INDEFINITELY

 

 

 

 HB 18 1177 Youth Suicide Prevention

 Sponsors: Rep. Michaelson Jenet & Sen. Fenberg & Sen. Coram

 Concerning multiple approaches to help prevent youth suicide.
 The CCC IS MONITORING THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION:

 The bill requires the office of suicide prevention (office) in the department of public   health and environment (department) to work with appropriate entities to develop and   implement a plan to provide access to training programs related to youth suicide   prevention for people who regularly interact with youth but who are not in a profession   that typically provides such training opportunities, such as camp counselors, recreation   center employees, youth group leaders, clergy, and parents. The office is required to   approve at least 3 nonprofit organizations statewide to participate in a coordinated   program of youth suicide prevention training. Classes and programs offered by the   approved nonprofit organizations must be free to the public, and the department shall   reimburse the approved nonprofit organization for any direct or indirect costs associated   with such classes and programs.

 The bill further directs the department to coordinate efforts to create and implement a   statewide awareness campaign about suicide and youth suicide prevention, as well as   awareness of the suicide prevention hotline. The awareness campaign may include, but   is not limited to, the use of written, electronic, radio, and television media.

 The age of consent for a minor to seek and obtain outpatient psychotherapy services is   lowered from 15 years of age or older to 12 years of age and older. The licensed mental   health provider is immune from civil or criminal liability for providing outpatient   psychotherapy services unless he or she acts negligently or outside the scope of his or   her practice.

 The bill clarifies that the age of consent for a minor seeking inpatient psychotherapy or   other inpatient mental health services without the consent of a parent or legal guardian   remains 15 years of age or older.

 

 HB 18 1177 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services:   March 13, 2018

 Motion:  Refer House Bill 18-1177, as amended, to the Committee on   Appropriations. 

 The motion passed  7 – 4 with 2 Excused  CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 HB 18 1177 House Appropriations Committtee April 19, 2018

Refer House Bill 18-1177, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.

 The motion passed on a vote of 8 – 5. CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1177 House Third Reading  April 20, 2018

 House Third Reading Passed 34 – 27 with 4 Excused CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1177 Senate State Veterans & Military Affairs Committee  May 1, 2018

MOTION: Postpone House Bill 18-1177 indefinitely.

 The motion passed on a vote of 3 – 2.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 FINAL ACTION: MAY 1, 2018 SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE VETERANS &   MILITARY AFFAIRS   POSTPONED HB 18 1177 INDEFINITELY

 

 

 HB 18 1195 Tax Credit Contributions Organizations Affordable Housing

 Sponsors: Rep. Pabon & Sen. Tate

 Concerning the creation of a credit against the state income tax to promote   contributions to nonprofit organizations engaged in the development of affordable   housing for home ownership.

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION:

 For income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2019, but prior to January 1,   2030, the bill creates a state income tax credit for a donation of cash or securities a   taxpayer makes to an eligible developer to be used solely for the costs associated with   an eligible project.

 The bill defines ‘eligible developer’ to mean, in part, a nonprofit community-based home   ownership development organization that satisfies specified requirements relating to its   background in the field of housing development and is developing or plans to develop   the eligible project that is or will be receiving the donations for which the tax credits   may be claimed. The bill defines ‘eligible project’ to mean the development of new   residential housing for home ownership consisting of one or more residential units   constructed for sale to a buyer whose median income is 120% or less of the area   median income and for which each unit sold is to be preserved as affordable housing by   means of a specified deed restriction. In order to be designated as an eligible developer   authorized to accept donations, a nonprofit community-based home ownership   development organization must satisfy certain criteria as created and evaluated by the   Colorado housing and finance authority (authority).

 The amount of the credit allowed by the bill is 50% of the amount of the money or the   value of the securities donated to the eligible developer as documented in a form and   manner acceptable to the department of revenue (department); except that the   aggregate amount of the credit awarded to any one taxpayer under the bill is limited to   $250,000 in any one income tax year.

 The aggregate amount of tax credits certified is limited to $20 million for each of the   January 1, 2020, through the January 1, 2029, tax years.

 If the amount of the credit allowed exceeds the amount of the taxpayer’s income tax   liability in the income tax year for which the credit is being claimed, the amount of the   credit not used as an offset against income taxes in such income tax year is not allowed   as a refund but may be carried forward and applied against the income tax due in each   of the 5 succeeding income tax years, but must first be applied against the income tax   due for the earliest of the income tax years possible.

 A tax credit allowed by the bill is neither transferable nor assignable to any other   taxpayer.

 In order to claim the credit, the donation the taxpayer provides to obtain the credit must   be accepted by the eligible developer to whom it has been given and certified by the   authority. The authority is required to certify each donation. The authority completes   certification by providing a certificate to the taxpayer in a format acceptable to the   department evidencing that the certification requirements of the bill have been met.

 he authority is permitted to charge and collect an administrative fee from each   applicant to recover program administration costs and expenses.

 A taxpayer claiming the credit must submit, maintain, and record any information that   the department may require by rule regarding the taxpayer’s donation to the eligible   developer, including the certificate received from the authority. A taxpayer is required to   electronically file with the department the certificate the taxpayer receives from the   authority.

 The tax credit is repealed, effective July 1, 2040.

 

 HB 18 1195 House Committee on Finance February 26, 2018

 Motion: House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations  

 The motion passed 8-5 CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 HB 18 1195 House Committee on Appropriations May 4, 2018

 Motion: Refer House Bill 18-1195, as amended, to the Committee of the   Whole.

 The motion passed on a vote of 8 – 5.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1195 House Third Reading May 7, 2018

 House Third Reading Passed  39 – 26 CLICK HERE For Vote 

 

 HB 18 1195 Senate State Veterans & Military Affairs Committee  May 7, 2018

 MOTION: Postpone House Bill 18-1195 indefinitely.

 The motion passed on a vote of 3 – 2.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 FINAL ACTION: SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE VETERANS &   MILITARY AFFAIRS   POSTPONED HB 18 1195 INDEFINITELY ON MAY 7, 2018 .

 

 

 

 

 

 HB 18 1209 No 529 Acct Income Tax Deduction for K-12 Expenses

 Sponsors: Rep. Pettersen & Rep. Garnett

 Concerning amendments to the state income tax deduction for contributions to a   qualified 529 account to ensure that the state income tax deduction is not aligned with   the changes in the federal “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” of 2017 that allow tax-free   distributions for elementary and secondary school expenses.

 

 The CCC OPPOSES THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION:

 The federal ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’, which became law in December 2017, added   distributions for elementary or secondary school expenses as qualified distributions from   a qualified state tuition program, also known as a 529 account, thereby allowing, on the   federal level, income tax-free distributions for elementary and secondary school   expenses in addition to already authorized income tax-free distributions for higher   education expenses.

 The bill amends Colorado law to ensure that a taxpayer may not claim a deduction for   contributions to qualified state tuition programs for elementary or secondary school   expenses and clarifies that such expenses are not qualified distributions.

 

 HB 18 1209 House Education Committee: March 26, 2018

 Motion: House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House   Committee of the Whole  

 The motion passed 7 – 6 CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 HB 18 1209 House Third Reading:  April 17, 2018

 The motion passed 35 – 28 with 2 Excused  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1209 Senate Finance Committee: April 19, 2018

 Motion: Refer House Bill 18-1209 to the Committee of the Whole. 

 The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 Motion: Postpone House Bill 18-1209 indefinitely.

 The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 FINAL ACTION:  SENATE FINANCE POSTPONED HB 18 1209 INDEFINITELY   ON APRIL 19, 2018.

 

 

 HB 18 1217 Income Tax Credit for Employer 529 Contributions

 Sponsors: Rep. Van Winkle & Rep. Garnett & Sen. Gardner

 Concerning a temporary income tax credit for employers that make contributions to 529   qualified state tuition program accounts owned by their employees, and, in connection   therewith, enacting the “Working Families College Savings Act”.

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION: The bill creates a temporary income tax credit for employers that   make contributions to 529 qualified state tuition program accounts owned by their   employees.

 

 HB 18 1217 House Education Committee:  March 12, 2018

 MOTION: Refer House Bill 18-1217 to the Committee on Finance.

 The motion passed on a vote of 12 – 1. CLICK HERE for Vote

 

 HB 18 1217 House Finance Committee: March 14, 2018

 MOTION: Refer House Bill 18-1217, as amended, to the Committee on   Appropriations.  

 The motion passed on a vote of 11 – 2. CLICK HERE for Vote

 

  HB 18 1217 House Appropriations Committee: April 19, 2017

 MOTION: Refer House Bill 18 – 1217 to the Committee of the Whole.

 The motion passed on a vote of 12 – 1.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

  HB 18 1217 House Third Reading: April 20, 2018

 MOTION: House Third Reading Passed 55 – 6 with 4 Excused 

 CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1217 Senate Finance Committee: April 26, 2018

 MOTION: Refer House Bill 18-1217 to the Committee on Appropriations.

 The motion passed on a vote of 4 – 1.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1217 Senate Appropriations Committee: May 1, 2018

 MOTION: Refer House Bill 18-1217 to the Committee of the Whole.

 The motion passed on a vote of 7 – 0.  CLICK HERE For Vote 

 

 HB 18 1217 Senate Third Reading: May 4, 2018

 MOTION: Third Reading Passed 27 – 7 with 1 Excused  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1217 Sent to the Governor May 16, 2018 

 

 FINAL ACTION: MAY 29, 2018 GOVERNOR SIGNED INTO LAW

 

 

 

 

 HB 18 1221 Income Tax Deduction For 529 Acct K-12 Expenses

 Sponsors: Rep. Leonard & Sen. Neville

 Concerning the alignment of the state income tax deduction for contributions to a   qualified 529 account with the changes in the federal “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” of 2017   that allow tax-free distributions for kindergarten through twelfth grade school expenses.

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION:

 Current law allows contributions to a qualified state tuition program, also known as a   529 account, so long as the distributions are used for qualified higher education   expenses (and some additional exceptions), but not for kindergarten through twelfth   grade school expenses. The federal ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’, which became law in   December 2017, added distributions for kindergarten through twelfth grade expenses as   qualified distributions thereby allowing, on the federal level, income tax-free   distributions for elementary and secondary education expenses in addition to already   authorized income tax-free distributions for higher education expenses.

  The bill makes similar changes to Colorado law to allow contributions to qualified state   tuition programs for kindergarten through twelfth grade expenses thereby allowing a   taxpayer to claim a deduction for such contributions and clarifying that such expenses   are qualified distributions, ensuring that a taxpayer does not encounter tax recapture of   any claimed deductions when such contributions are distributed for kindergarten   through twelfth grade school expenses.

 

 HB 18 1221 House Education Committee: March 26, 2018

 Motion: Refer House Bill 18-1221 to the Committee on Finance.  

 The motion failed on a vote of 6-7. CLICK HERE For Votes

 

 Motion:  Postpone House Bill 18-1221 indefinitely.

 The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.  CLICK HERE For Votes

 

 FINAL ACTION: HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION POSTPONED HB 18 1221   INDEFINITELY ON MARCH 26, 2018

 

 

 

 HB 18 1231 Repeal Columbus Day as State Legal Holiday

 Sponsors: Rep. Benavidez & Sen. Lundberg

 Concerning the repeal of Columbus Day as a legal holiday, and, in connection therewith,   making election day a legal holiday.

 

 The CCC MONITORED THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION:

 Currently, Columbus day is one of 10 legal holidays in Colorado. Section 2 of the bill   repeals Columbus day as a state legal holiday and replaces it with election day. ‘Election   day’ is defined to fall   on the day of a general election in even-numbered years and the   day on which ballot issues must be   decided under the state constitution in odd-   numbered years.

 Section 1 contains a nonstatutory legislative declaration and sections 4 and 5 make   conforming   amendments.

 

 HB 18 1231 House Local Government Committee: February 28 2018

 Motion: Refer House Bill 18-1031, as amended, to the Committee of the   Whole.           

 The motion passed on a vote of 7 – 6.  CLICK HERE for Vote

 

  HB 18 1231 House Appropriations Committee: April 23, 2018

 Motion: Refer House Bill 18-1231, as amended, to the Committee of the   Whole.

 The motion failed on a vote of 5-8.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 Motion: Postpone House Bill 18-1231 indefinitely.

 The motion passed on a vote of 13 – 0.  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 FINAL ACTION: HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS POSTPONED             HB 18 1231 INDEFINITELY ON APRIL 23, 2018

 

 

 HB 18 1256 Sunset Continue Civil Rights Division & Commission

 Sponsors: Rep. Duran & Sen. Gardner

 Concerning continuation of the regulation of civil rights issues, and, in connection   therewith, implementing the recommendation in the department of regulatory agencies’   2017 sunset review and report on the Colorado civil rights division and the Colorado civil   rights commission to continue the division and commission.

 

 The CCC MONITORED THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION:

 Sunset Process – House Judiciary Committee. The bill implements the recommendation   of the department of regulatory agencies in its sunset review of the Colorado civil rights   division and the Colorado civil rights commission to continue the commission and the   division and their respective functions for 9 years, through September 1, 2027.

 The bill appropriates $1,642,843 to the department of regulatory agencies for the 2018-   19 fiscal year for use by the civil rights division for personal services, operating   expenses, hearings, and commission meeting costs.

 The appropriation assumes that the division will require 27.2 FTE to implement the bill.   The bill also acknowledges, for informational purposes, that the civil rights division will   receive $496,489 in federal funds for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

 

 HB 18 1256  House Judiciary Committee: March 13, 2018

 Motion: Refer House Bill 18-1256 to the Committee on Appropriations.

 The motion passed on a vote of 10 -1 CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1256 House Appropriations Committee: March 16, 2018

 Motion: Refer House Bill 18-1256  as amended, to the Committee of the   Whole.

 The motion passed on a vote of 8 -5  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1256 House Third Reading: March 21, 2018

 Motion: Third Reading Passed   36 – 26  with 2 Excused  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1256 Senate Judiciary Committee: April 18, 2018

 Motion: Refer House Bill 18-1256 as amended, to the Committee on   Appropriations.

 The motion passed on a vote of 5 – 0  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1256 Senate Appropriations Committee: April 24, 2018

 Motion: Refer House Bill 18-1256, as amended, to the Committee of the   Whole.

 The motion passed on a vote of 7 – 0  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1256 Senate Third Reading: April 30, 2018

 Senate Third Reading Passed 35 – 0 CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1256 House Consider Senate Amendments: May 3, 2018

 The Result was to Not Concur – Request Conference Committee.  CLICK HERE   For Vote

 

 HB 18 1256 Conference Committee Report: May 9, 2018

 Conference Committee Report – Senate

 Motion: Adopt Conference Committee Report

 Motion Passed 26 – 9 CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 Conference Committee Report – House

 Motion: Adopt & Repass Conference Committee Report

 Motion Passed 43- 21 with 1 Excused CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1256 Sent to the Governor: May 22, 2018

 

 FINAL ACTION: MAY 22, 2018 GOVERNOR SIGNED INTO LAW

 

 

 

 

 HB 18 1310 Emergency Employment Support Services Pilot Program DOLA

 Sponsors: Rep. Coleman & Sen. Fields

 Concerning the creation of a pilot program for emergency employment support services

 

 The CCC SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION:

 The bill creates a 3-year pilot program in the division of employment and training   (division) in the department of labor and employment (department) to provide   emergency employment support services to rural and nonrural counties in the state. The   bill requires the division to contract with an administering entity to operate the pilot   program to provide reimbursement for emergency employment support services   provided to eligible individuals in the eligible counties. In order to be eligible for services   for which a service provider may be reimbursed under the pilot program, an individual   must be 16 years or older, eligible to work in the United States, have an income at or   below 200% of the federal poverty line, and be actively pursuing employment or job   training.

 The bill sets forth a list of services that are eligible for reimbursement. The bill requires   the administering entity to report to the division at the end of the pilot program. The   division is required to devise a formula for poverty reduction, employment, and   workforce development programs for the distribution of money within the program area.

 The bill establishes the emergency employment support services pilot program cash   fund to consist of gifts, grants, and donations, and any other money that the general   assembly may transfer to the fund.

 The pilot program is subject to sunset review at the end of the 3-year period.

 The division is required to promulgate rules to implement and set parameters for the   operation of the pilot program.

 

 HB 18 1310 House Business Affairs and Labor Committee: April 5, 2018

 Motion: Refer House Bill 18-1310, as amended, to the Committee on       Appropriations.

 The motion passed on a vote of 7 – 5 CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1310 House Appropriations Committee: April 19 2018

 Motion: Refer House Bill 18-1310, as amended, to the Committee of the   Whole.

 The motion passed on a vote of 9 – 4 CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1310 House Third Reading: April 24, 2018

 House Third Reading Passed 37 – 28 CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1310 Senate State Veterans & Military Affairs Committee: May 2, 2018

 Motion: Postpone House Bill 18-1310 indefinitely.

 The motion passed on a vote of 3 – 2 CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 FINAL ACTION: SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE VETERANS & MILITARY   AFFAIRS POSTPONED HB 18 1310 INDEFINITELY ON MAY 2, 2018

 

 

 HB 18 1440  Preneed Funeral Contract Sellers

 Sponsors: Rep. Valdez & Sen. Todd

 Concerning preneed funeral contract sellers.

 

 The CCC MONITORED THIS LEGISLATION

 

 DESCRIPTION:

The bill:

  • Creates the preneed relief fund to provide restitution to preneed contract buyers;
  • Requires funeral establishments to identify the individuals who sell preneed funeral contracts at, or on behalf of, the establishment; and
  • Requires that all registered funeral establishments also be licensed as preneed contract sellers.

 $28,403 is appropriated from the division of insurance cash fund to the department of   regulatory agencies to implement the bill.

 

 HB 18 1440 House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee:           May 4, 2018

 Motion: Refer House Bill 18-1440 to the Committee on Finance.

 The motion passed on a vote of 9 – 2 with 2 Excused CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1440 House Finance Committee: May 4, 2018

 Motion: Refer House Bill 18-1440 to the Committee on Appropriations

The motion passed on a vote of 8 – 5  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1440 House Appropriations Committee: May 7, 2018

 Motion: Refer House Bill 18-1440, as amended, to the Committee of the   Whole.

 The motion passed on a vote of 11 – 2  CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1440 House Third Reading: May 8, 2018

 House Third Reading Passed 42 – 23 CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 HB 18 1440 Senate State Veterans & Military Affairs Committee: May 8, 2018

 Motion: Postpone House Bill 18-1440 indefinitely.

 The motion passed on a vote of 3 – 2 CLICK HERE For Vote

 

 FINAL ACTION: SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE VETERANS & MILITARY   AFFAIRS POSTPONED HB 18 1440 INDEFINITELY ON MAY 8, 2018