Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position

  SB 17 39

  Sen. Lundberg

  Rep. N/A


Education Income Tax Credits for Nonpublic School

Concerning the creation of income tax credits for nonpublic education.

DESCRIPTION: The bill establishes a private school tuition income tax credit for income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2018, 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 may not be refunded, and the department of revenue is granted rule-making authority. In addition, the credit may be transferred, subject to certain limitations.
 INTRODUCED:  01/10/2017 Introduced in Senate –  Assigned to  Finance

 ACTION: 02/07/2017 Senate Committee on Finance Referred 

 Unamended to Senate Appropriations

 SCHEDULED: Senate Appropriations Not Scheduled



Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position

SB 17 62

  Sen. T. Neville

  Rep. Humphrey



Student Free Speech Public Higher Ed Campuses    

Concerning the right to free speech on campuses of public institutions of higher education.

 DESCRIPTION: The bill prohibits public institutions of higher education from restricting a student’s constitutional right to speak in any way in a public forum, including speaking verbally, holding a sign, or distributing flyers or materials. Additionally, a public institution of higher education shall not impose unreasonable restrictions on the time, place, and manner of student speech that occurs in a public forum and is protected by the first amendment. Court actions for violations of the provisions of the bill are allowed and include recovery of reasonable court costs and attorney fees. Public institutions of higher education are prohibited from designating any area on campus as a free speech zone.
 INTRODUCED:  01/13/2017  In the Senate – Assigned to Education

 ACTION: 02/02/2017 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

 ACTION: 02/08/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily – No Amendments

 ACTION: 02/10/2017 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments – Floor

 LAST SENATE ACTION: 02/13/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments – Floor

 INTRODUCED02/16/2017 Introduced in The House – Assigned To State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

 ACTION:  03/08/2017 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs   Refer Amended to House COW

 SCHEDULED03/16/2017 House Second Reading Thursday, March 16





Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position

  SB 17  95

  Sen. Guzman

  Rep. Garnett


Repeal the Death Penalty

Concerning the repeal of the death penalty.

DESCRIPTION: The bill repeals the death penalty in Colorado for offenses committed on or after July 1, 2017, and makes conforming amendments.
 INTRODUCED:  01/18/2017 Introduced in Senate – Assigned to  Judiciary

ACTION: 1/13/2017  Senate Committee On Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely




Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position

  SB 17  216

  Sen. Gardner

  Rep. K. Becker &

  Rep. Lontine 


Sunset Continue Fair Debt Collections Act

Concerning continuation of the regulation of collection agencies under the ‘Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations of the 2016 sunset report of the department of regulatory agencies.


 DESCRIPTION: Sunset Process – Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill implements the  recommendations of the sunset review and report on the continuation of  the  ‘Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’ (Act) by:

  • Continuing the Act through 2028;
  • Defining what is expected of a collection agency that purchases, sells, or attempts to collect on a purchased debt;
  • Clarifying that when a collection agency attempts to collect on a debt, the Act applies, by removing language from the definition of ‘debt’;
  • Clarifying that the statute of limitations for private actions and actions by the administrator of the Act is 4 years;
  • Repealing the collection agency board; and
  • Allowing consumers who have monetary judgments against a collection agency to access surety bond funds.
 INTRODUCED: 03/10/2017 | Introduced In Senate – Assigned to Judiciary