Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position

HB 17 1002

 Rep. Pettersen

 Sen. Merrifield

 
Child Care Expenses Income Tax Credit Extension

Concerning the extension of the income tax credit for child care expenses paid by a resident individual with a federal adjusted gross income of twenty-five thousand dollars or less.

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION:  For the 3 income tax years prior to January 1, 2017, a residential  individual who  has a federal adjusted gross income of $25,000 or less may claim a  refundable state income tax  credit for child care expenses.

 The tax credit is equal to 25% of eligible child care expenses that the individual  incurred during  the taxable year, up to a maximum amount of $500 for a single  dependent or $1,000 for 2 or  more dependents. The bill extends the tax credit for 3  more income tax years.

  INTRODUCED: 01/11/2017 Introduced in House – Assigned to Finance &    House Appropriations

  ACTION: House Committee on Finance Referred Unamended to House 

  Appropriations 

  SCHEDULED:  Not Scheduled

  ACTION: 

  FINAL ACTION: 

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Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position

HB 17 1072

 Rep. Landgraf

 Sen. 

 
Human Trafficking Sexual Servitude

Concerning human trafficking for sexual servitude.

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION:  The bill amends the language defining the crime of human trafficking for sexual servitude to include ‘purchasing’ another person or a minor for the purpose of coercing the person or minor to engage in commercial sexual activity. Current law requires a person convicted of human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude to be placed on the Colorado sex offender registry; the bill extends that requirement to persons convicted of human trafficking of any person of any age.
 INTRODUCED: 01/10/2017  In the House – Assigned to Judiciary
 ACTION: 02/07/2017 House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony or Committee Discussion Only

ACTION: House Judiciary Thursday, March 16  1:30 Room 271  #2

ACTION: 03/14/2017 House Judiciary Passed to Committee of the Whole

SCHEDULED: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 House Second Reading

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Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position

HB 17 1085

 Rep. P. Neville

 Sen. N/A

 
Women’s Health Protection Act

Concerning the adoption of the ‘Women’s Health Protection Act’. 

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION:  The bill requires all abortion clinics to file an annual registration  with the attorney  general. The attorney general shall create and make available the  registration form.  While keeping identifying information of any women who sought  an abortion private,  the registration form must include the following information:

 The number of abortions performed at the clinic during the previous year, including  the trimester in which the abortion was performed, based on appropriately  maintained records kept by the clinic;

 A specific report for each abortion performed at or after 20 weeks’ gestation;

 A description of the method or methods of abortion performed at the clinic;

 The name of each physician performing abortions at the clinic, along with the state  of each physician’s licensure, any board certifications or specialties maintained by  the physician, and any disciplinary action taken against the physician in the last 5  years;

 The number of babies born alive at the clinic during the year, whether the babies  were born prior to, during, or after the attempted completion of an abortion,  whether or not these babies survived, whether or not they were viable, and whether  or not they were transported to a hospital; and

 The number of patients, including women and born-alive infants, who were  transported to a hospital from the clinic following a partially or fully completed  abortion in the previous year.

 The attorney general has 30 days to reject an inaccurate or incomplete registration  form and 30 days from the date of discovery to reject a form that contains false or  fraudulent information. Failure to file a registration form or operating without a  registration form subjects an abortion clinic to a fine, a suspension, or closure. All  registration forms and inspection or investigation forms are public records.

 The attorney general has a duty to inspect, without notice, each registered abortion  clinic at least annually. At a minimum, each inspection must determine whether the  abortion clinic is performing abortions at or after 20 weeks’ gestation and whether it  is operating with:

 Medically modern ultrasound equipment;

 Equipment to preserve the life of and to resuscitate born-alive infants;

 Legally approved methods of medical and hazardous waste disposal;

 Medically safe standards for sterilization of instruments and procedure areas and  storage, medically safe policies for expired and opened medicines, and emergency  exits sufficient to accommodate a stretcher or gurney; and

 Proper ‘Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996’ policies.

 If the attorney general finds an inspection violation, he or she may impose a fine up  to $5,000 or impose a suspension or closure of the abortion clinic.

  INTRODUCED: 01/18/2017 Introduced in House – Health, Insurance &    Environment  Committee

 SCHEDULED: Thursday, February 9th at 1:30 p.m. in Room 271

 ACTION: House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee Postponed the Bill Indefinitely

 FINAL ACTION: February 9, 2017 – House Health, Insurance &  Environment Committee Postponed the Bill Indefinitely

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Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position

HB 17 1086

 Rep. Everett &  Nordberg

 Sen. Marble

 
Abortion Pill Reversal Information Act

Concerning creation of the ‘Abortion Pill Reversal Information Act’.

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION:  The bill ensures that a woman is given information regarding the  possibility of  an abortion pill reversal so that she is fully informed and is given  options to continue the  pregnancy and preserve the mother-child relationship when  she desires to do so. The  department of public health and environment must  publish a statement on its website regarding  abortion pill reversal. The woman’s  doctor shall provide her with this statement at least 24 hours  before providing the  abortion pill.
  INTRODUCED: 01/18/2017 Introduced in House – Health, Insurance &      Environment  Committee

 SCHEDULED: Thursday, February 9th at 1:30 p.m. in Room 271

 ACTION: House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee Postponed the Bill  Indefinitely

 FINAL ACTION: February 9, 2017 – House Health, Insurance &  Environment Committee Postponed the Bill Indefinitely

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Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position

HB 17 1116

 Rep. Hamner &  Exum

 Sen. Martinez-  Humenik

 
Continue Low-income Household Energy Assistance

Concerning low-income household energy assistance.

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION:  Current law provides that the department of human services low-  income energy  assistance fund, the energy outreach Colorado low-income energy  assistance fund, and the  Colorado energy office low-income energy assistance fund  receive conditional funding from the  severance tax operational fund through the  state fiscal year commencing July 1, 2018. The bill  removes the automatic repeal  which means that these funds will be eligible for this conditional  funding  indefinitely.
 INTRODUCED: 01/20/2017  In the House – Assigned to Transportation &   Energy
 ACTION: 02/16/2017 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations

ACTION: 03/03/2017  House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

ACTION: 03/08/2017 House Second Reading Passed

LAST HOUSE ACTION: 03/09/2017 House Third Reading Passed

INTRODUCED: 03/10/2017 Introduced in the Senate – Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy

SCHEDULED: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 357 in Senate Agriculture, Natural resources & Energy 

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Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position

HB 17 1172

 Rep. Carver & Navarro

 Sen. Cooke

 
Penalties for Child Sex Traffickers

Concerning penalties for child sex traffickers

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION:  The bill requires a court to sentence a person convicted of a class 2 felony for human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude to the department of corrections for a term of at least the minimum of the presumptive range for a class 2 felony, which is 8 years.
 INTRODUCED: 02/06/2017  In the House – Assigned to jJdiciary
 ACTION: 03/07/2017 House Committee on Judiciary Referred Unmended to Appropriations

NOT SCHEDULED  House Appropriations

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Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position

HB 17 1187

 Rep. Thurlow

 Sen. Crowder

 
Change to the Growth Factor in the Excess State Revenues Cap

Concerning a change to the growth factor in the excess state revenues cap.

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION:  In 2005, voters approved Referendum C, which is a voter-approved revenue change  to the TABOR fiscal year spending limit. Under the referendum, the state is  permitted to retain and spend all state revenues up to the excess state revenues  cap. The excess state revenues cap is adjusted annually for inflation and population  changes, among other things.

 The bill modifies the excess state revenues cap by allowing an annual adjustment  for an increase based on the average annual change of Colorado personal income  over the last 5 years, rather than adjusting for inflation and population. Colorado  personal income is the total personal income for Colorado as reported by a federal  agency. As the modification may increase the amount that the state retains and  spends in a given fiscal year, the bill seeks voter approval for the change, as  required by TABOR.

INTRODUCED:  2/14/2017  In the House – Assigned to Finance

ACTION:  02/27/2017  House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

ACTION:  03/03/2017  House Appropriations Passed

ACTION:  03/07/2017  House Second Reading Passed with Amendments

ACTION:  03/09/2017 House Third Reading Passed

INTRODUCED:  03/10/2017 Introduced in The Senate Assigned To SVMA

SCHEDULED:  03/20/2017  Senate SVMA Monday, March 20 – 1:30 – Room 357 #3

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