Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position

SB 15 – 012

Sen. Kefalas

Rep. Pettersen

 Colorado Works Pass-through Child      Support Payment

 Concerning the treatment of child support  for  purposes of  the Colorado works  program

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION:   Early Childhood and School Readiness Commission. Pursuant to the Colorado works  program, while a recipient is receiving assistance, the recipient must assign to the department of human  services (state department) his or her right to receive child support for purposes of reimbursing the state  for the assistance paid to the recipient. The bill requires the state department to pass through to the  recipient current child support collected by the state department pursuant to the assignment. The state  department shall annually report to the joint budget committee the amount of child support passed through  to recipients. Further, the amount of the child support pass-through will not be included in income for  purposes of calculating the amount of the applicant’s or participant’s basic cash assistance payment.
 ACTIVITY:

   01/07/2015 Introduced In Senate – Assigned to Health & Human Services
  01/22/2015 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance
  02/10/2015 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
  04/10/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
  04/14/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments – Committee, Floor
  04/15/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed – No Amendments
  04/15/2015 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered – No Amendments
  04/15/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed – No Amendments
  04/16/2015 Introduced In House – Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
  04/24/2015 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to       Appropriations
  05/01/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
  05/01/2015 House Second Reading Special Order – Passed with Amendments – Committee
  05/04/2015 House Third Reading Passed – No Amendments
  05/04/2015 Senate Considered House Amendments – Result was to Concur – Repass
  05/08/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
  05/08/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
  05/08/2015 Sent to the Governor

 

 FINAL ACTION: 06/05/2015 Governor Signed Into Law

 CLICK HERE TO READ SB 15-12

 

 

Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position
SB 15 – 030

Sen. Carroll

Rep. Foote

Prostitution Defense For Human

Trafficking Victim

 Concerning removing culpability for prostitution  for a victim of human trafficking.

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION:

 The bill creates an affirmative defense to the crime of prostitution on or after July 1, 2015, if the person  committed the act  as a direct result of being a victim of human trafficking. A person charged with or  convicted of prostitution before July 1,  2015, may petition to have the court vacate his or her record of any  conviction for that offense. The court may grant the  motion upon a finding that the defendant’s participation  in the offense was a direct result of being a victim of human  trafficking.

 ACTIVITY:

  01/07/2015 Introduced In Senate – Assigned to Judiciary

  01/28/2015 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  02/02/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments – Committee

  02/03/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

  02/04/2015 Introduced In House – Assigned to Judiciary

  03/12/2015 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  03/16/2015 House Second Reading Passed – No Amendments

  03/17/2015 House Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

  04/06/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate

  04/09/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House

  04/09/2015 Sent to the Governor

 

 FINAL ACTION:  04/16/2015 Governor Signed In To Law

 

 CLICK HERE TO READ SB 15-30

 

 

Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position
SB 15 – 034

Sen. Ulibarri

Rep. Lebsoc

Reduce Finance Charge Limit

For Credit Cards

 

 Concerning a reduction in the maximum  permissible finance charge that s creditor may  apply to a credit card.

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION:

 Under current law, the maximum permissible finance charge that a lender or seller may impose on a    supervised loan or consumer credit sale pursuant to a revolving credit account, including a credit card  transaction, is 21% per year on the unpaid balance of the amount financed. The bill reduces the maximum  permissible finance charge to 12.5% per year on the unpaid balance of the amount financed for a credit

 ACTIVITY:

  01/07/2015 Introduced In Senate – Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology

 
 FINAL ACTION:  01/26/2015 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postponed Indefinitely 

 

CLICK HERE TO READ SB 15-34

 

 

Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position
SB 15 – 045

Sen. Lundberg

Tax Credits For Nonpublic Education

Concerning the creation of income tax credits for nonpublic education.

SUPPORT
DESCRIPTION:

 The bill establishes a private school tuition income tax credit for income tax years commencing on or after  January 1, 2016, that allows any taxpayer to claim a credit when the taxpayer enrolls a dependent qualified  child in a private school or the taxpayer provides a scholarship to a qualified child for enrollment in a private  school and the private school issues the taxpayer a credit certificate for either enrolling a  dependent qualified child in the private school or providing a scholarship to a qualified child for enrollment  in the private school. The credit may be carried forward for 3 years but not refunded, and the department of  revenue is granted rule-making authority. The amount of the credit is:

 For any qualified child attending a private school on a full-time basis as described in the state board of  education rules, 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 any qualified child attending a private school on a half-time basis as described in the state board of  education rules, 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  establishes an income tax credit for income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2016, 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 as described in the state board of education rules in a public school in the state  prior to being taught at home; and

 In an amount equal to $500 for a taxpayer who uses home-based education for a qualified child who was  enrolled on a half-time basis as described in the state board of education rules in a public school in the state  prior to being taught at home. The credit may be carried forward for 3 years but not refunded.

 ACTIVITY:

  01/07/2015 Introduced In Senate – Assigned to Education

  02/05/2015 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Finance
  02/10/2015 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  03/13/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
  03/17/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/19/2015 – No Amendments
  03/19/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily – No Amendments
  03/20/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily – No Amendments
  03/23/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily – No Amendments
  03/24/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments – Floor
  03/25/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

  03/30/2015 Introduced In House – Assigned to Education + Finance

 FINAL ACTION: 04/27/2015 House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely 

 CLICK HERE TO READ SB 15-45

 

 

 

Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position
SB 15 – 077

Sen. T. Neville

Rep. P. Neville

Creation of the Parent’s Bill of Rights 

 

 Concerning the creation of a parent’s bill of  rights.

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION:

 The bill establishes a parent’s bill of rights that sets forth specific parental rights related to education, health  care, and mental health care of minor children.

 ACTIVITY:

 01/14/2015 Introduced In Senate – Assigned to Education

 02/05/2015 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

 02/11/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments – Committee, Floor

 02/12/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

 02/17/2015 Introduced In House – Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services

 
 FINAL ACTION: 03/17/2015 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Postponed Indefinitely

 

CLICK HERE TO READ SB 15-77

 

 

Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position
SB 15 – 258

Sen. Baumgardner

Rep. Ginal

“Colorado Electric Consumers”

  Protection Act

Concerning a requirement for coordinated review prior to the adoption of a state plan for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by Colorado electric utilities, and, in connection therewith, enacting the “Colorado Electric Consumers’ Protection Act”.

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION:

 Concerning a requirement for coordinated review prior to  the adoption of a state plan for the reduction of  carbon dioxide emissions by  Colorado electric utilities, and, in connection therewith, enacting the “Colorado  Electric Consumers’ Protection Act”.

 ACTIVITY:

 04/02/2015 Introduced In Senate – Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy

 04/09/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to  Appropriations

 04/17/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

 04/22/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed

 04/23/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

 04/24/2015 Introduced In House – Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

 FINAL ACTION: 05/04/2015 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

 

CLICK HERE TO READ SB 15-258

 

 

 

 

Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position
SB 15 – 268

Sen. Cadman

Rep. 

Offenses Against the Unborn

Concerning offenses against the unborn.

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION:

 The bill defines “person” for the purposes of homicide and assault offenses  as a human being and includes  an unborn child at every stage of gestation from conception until live birth. For purposes of a prosecution of  a homicide or assault offense, the bill does not apply to:

The bill defines “person” for the purposes of homicide and assault offenses as a human being and includes an unborn child at every stage of gestation from conception until live birth. For purposes of a prosecution of a homicide or assault offense, the bill does not apply to: 

     •  An act committed by the mother of her unborn child; 

     •  A medical procedure performed by a physician or other licensed 

         medical  professional at the request of a mother of her unborn child or the

         mother’s legal guardian; or

      •  The lawful dispensation or administration of lawfully prescribed medication.

 

    FINAL ACTION: 06/05/2015 Governor Signed Into Law

 ACTIVITY:

04/14/2015 Introduced In Senate – Assigned to Judiciary

 04/22/2015 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

 04/27/2015 Senate Second Reading Special Order – Passed – No Amendments

 04/28/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

 04/28/2015 Introduced In House – Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

 

 FINAL ACTION: 05/04/2015 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

CLICK HERE TO READ SB 15-268