2019 LEGISLATION SCORECARD

 

 

2019 SENATE LEGISLATION

 

SB 19 025   INFORMATION TO STUDENTS REGARDING SAFE HAVEN LAWS   

Sponsors:       Sen. Smallwood / Rep. Hooten

Concerning providing information to public school students regarding laws that provide for the safe abandonment of newborn children.
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY: If a school district, charter school, institute charter school, or board of cooperative services (school) chooses to provide a local comprehensive health education program pursuant to article 25 of title 22, C.R.S., the school’s curriculum must include information relating to state laws that provide for the safe abandonment of newborn children to specific persons, including firefighters and clinic or hospital staff, within 72 hours of birth. 
January 4, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE

SB 19 025 Introduced in Senate  Assigned to the Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs.

 

January 23, 2019

SB 19 025 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs – Passed

MOTION:  Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs referred SB 19 025 as amended to Senate Committee of the Whole.

The motion passed on a vote of 5-0. CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

January 31, 2019

SB 19 025 Senate Third Reading – Passed 

Senate Committe of the Whole passed SB 19 025 on Third Reading with no amendments on a vote of 35–0. CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

February 4, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

SB 19 025 Introduced in House  Assigned to  the House Committee on Health & Insurance

 

February 26, 2019

SB 19 025 House Committee on Health & Insurance – Passed 

MOTION: House Committee on Health & Insurance referred Senate Bill 19-025 with no amendments to the Committee of the Whole.

The motion passed on a vote of 11-0 . CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

March 6, 2019

SB 19 025 House Third Reading – Passed 

Senate Committee of the Whole passed SB 19 025 on Third Reading with no amendments on a vote of 65–0. CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

March 15, 2019

SB 19 025 Sent to the Governor 

 

FINAL ACTION:  MARCH 25, 2019 THE GOVERNOR SIGNED SB 19 025 IN TO LAW.

 

 

SB 19 069    NONPUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS                      

Sponsors: Sen. Lundeen / Rep. Wilson & Rep. Buentello

Concerning nonpublic schools’ authority to operate certain teacher development programs.
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY:Under existing law, school districts, charter schools, and the state charter school institute are permitted to operate induction programs for teachers, special services providers, principals, and administrators, and alternative licensure programs for teachers and principals who do not hold professional licenses. The bill clarifies that nonpublic schools may operate such programs.
January 10, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE

SB 19 069 Introduced in Senate Assigned to the Senate Committee on Education

 

January 30, 2019

SB 19 069 Senate Committee on Education – Passed

MOTION: Senate Committee on Education referred SB 19 069 with no amendments  to the Senate Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.

The motion passed on a vote of 5-0. CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

February 5, 2019

SB 19 069 Senate Third Reading – Passed 

Senate Committee of the Whole passed SB 19 069 on Third Reading with no amendments on a vote of 35–0. CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

February 6, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

SB 19 069 Introduced in House Assigned to the House Committee on Education

 

February 21, 2019

SB 19 069 House Committee on Education – Passed

MOTION: House Committee on Education referred Senate Bill 19-069 with no amendments to the Committee of the Whole.

The motion passed on a vote of 11-0-2 Excused. CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

February 28, 2019

SB 19 069 House Third Reading – Passed 

House Committee of the Whole Passed SB 19 069 on Third Reading  with no amendments on a vote of  Aye: 64 No: 0 Vacancy 1.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

FINAL ACTION:  MARCH 18, 2019 THE GOVERNOR SIGNED SB 19 069 IN TO LAW.

 

 

SB 19 182    REPEAL THE DEATH PENALTY

Sponsors: Sen. Williams & Gonzales / Rep. Arndt & Benavidez

Concerning the repeal of the death penalty by the general assembly. 
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY:The bill repeals the death penalty in Colorado for offenses charged on or after July 1, 2019, and makes conforming amendments.
 

March 4, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE

SB 19 182 Introduced In Senate  Assigned to Judiciary

 

March 6, 2019

SB 19 182 Senate Committee on Judiciary – Passed

MOTION: Senate Committee on Judiciary refer SB 19 182 with no amendments to the Senate Committee of the Whole.

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

 

April 2, 2019

SB 19 182 Senate Second Reading – Laid Over to May 4, 2019

Senate Sponsor requested that SB 19 182 be Laid Over until May 4, 2019

The motion passed on a voice vote.

FINAL ACTION: SB 19 182 SENATE SECOND READING – LAID OVER TO MAY 4, 2019 KILLING THE BILL.

 

 

SB 19 185    PROTECTIONS FOR MINOR VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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

Concerning protections for minor human trafficking victims, and, in connection therewith, requiring a post-enactment review of the implementation of this act. 
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY: The bill clarifies definitions in the “Colorado Children’s Code” concerning victims of human trafficking of a minor for involuntary servitude and for sexual servitude.The bill creates immunity for a violation of a prostitution-related offense if probable cause exists to believe that a minor was a victim of either human trafficking of a minor for involuntary servitude or for sexual servitude.

The bill establishes an affirmative defense for all criminal violations, except class 1 felonies, if a minor proves that he or she was:

  • A victim of human trafficking of a minor for involuntary servitude or sexual servitude; and
  • Forced or coerced into engaging in the criminal acts.

The bill also requires a minor who engages in prostitution-related conduct to be referred to the county department of human or social services or the child abuse and that if a law enforcement officer encounters such a minor and there is probable cause to believe that the minor was a victim of human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude, the officer shall report the suspected violation to the county department of human or social services or the child abuse hotline.

March 4, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE

 

SB 19 185 Introduced In Senate Assigned to the Senate State Veterans & Military Affairs Committee

 

April 1, 2019

SB 19 185 Senate Committee on Senate State Veterans & Military Affairs – Passed 

MOTION: Referred as amended – Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole on a vote of 5-0.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

April 5, 2019

SB 19 185 Senate Third Reading Passed

Senate  Committee of the Whole passed SB 19 185 on Third Reading with no amendments on a vote of 33–0- 2 Excused. CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

April 5, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

 

SB 19 185  Introduced in the House – Assigned to Judiciary

April 16 2019 House  Committee on Judiciary – Passed

MOTION: House Judiciary Committee referred Senate Bill 19-185 to the Committee of the Whole.  The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

April 16 2019

SB 19 185 House Third Reading – Passed

Senate Committee of the Whole passed SB 19 185 on Third Reading with no amendments on a vote of 64 – 0 – 1 Excused.  CLICK HERE for the vote

FINAL ACTION: MAY 6, 2019 THE GOVERNOR SIGNED SB 19 185  IN TO LAW

 

 

SB 19 230   COLORADO REFUGEE SERVICES PROGRAM

Sponsors: Sen. Williams & Gonzales / Rep. Arndt & Benavidez

Concerning the repeal of the death penalty by the general assembly. 
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY:The bill repeals the death penalty in Colorado for offenses charged on or after July 1, 2019, and makes conforming amendments.
 

April 2, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE

SB 19 230 Introduced In Senate  Assigned to State Veterans & Military Affairs

 

April 8, 2019

SB 19 230 Senate Committee on State Veterans & Military Affairs – Passed

MOTION: Senate Committee on State Veterans & Military Affairs referred SB 19 230 with no amendments to the Senate Committee of the Whole.

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

 

April 12, 2019

SB 19 230 Senate Third Reading – Passed

Senate Committee of the Whole Passed SB 19 230 on Third Reading on a vote of 22 -10 – Excused: 3.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

April 12, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

SB 19 230 Introduced in the House – Assigned to State Veterans & Military Affairs

 

April 18, 2019

SB 19 230 House Committee on State Veterans & Military Affairs – Passed 

MOTION: House Committee on State Veterans & Military Affairs referred SB 19 230 with no amendments to the House Committee of the Whole.

The motion passed on a vote of 7-2CLICK HERE for the vote.

April 24, 2019

SB 19 230 House Third Reading – Passed

House Committee of the Whole Passed SB 19 230 on Third Reading on a vote of 41 -23 – 1 Excused.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

FINAL ACTION: MAY 28, 2019 THE GOVERNOR SIGNED SB 19 230 IN TO LAW

 

SB 19 257   PROTECT COLLEGEINVEST

Sponsors: Sen. Pettersen / Rep. Buentello & Rep. Cutter

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
BILL SUMMARY: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.

April 19, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE

SB 19 257 Introduced In Senate  Assigned to Finance

 

April 25, 2019

SB 19 257 Senate Committee on Finance – Passed

MOTION: Senate Committee on Finance referred SB 19 257 as amended to the Senate Committee of the Whole.

The motion passed on a vote of 4-3. CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

May 1, 2019 Senate Third Reading – Passed

The motion passed on a vote of 19 to 16. CLICK HERE for the vote.

May 1, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

SB 19 257 Assigned to Finance

May 2, 2019

SB 19 257 House Committee on Finance –  Passed

House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole.

The motion passed on a vote of  7-4. CLICK HERE for the vote.

FINAL ACTION:  NO FURTHER ACTION ON SB 19 257  DEEMED LOST

 

 

 

 

 

2019 HOUSE LEGISLATION

 

 

HB 19 1006 WILDFIRE MITIGATION WILDLAND-URBAN INTERFACE AREAS

Sponsors: Rep. McLachlan & Rep. Carver / Sen. Fields

Concerning measures to mitigate the effects of wildfires within wildland-urban interface areas, and, in connection therewith, creating a state grant program to promote forest management fuels reduction projects in such areas.
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY:  Wildfire Matters Review Committee. The bill creates a state grant program to be administered by the Colorado state forest service (forest service) to fund proactive forest management fuels reduction projects to reduce the impacts to life, property, and critical infrastructure caused by wildfires. To be eligible for a grant award, a grant recipient must be any one of a group of individual landowners as specified in the bill whose real property that is the subject of a grant application is located within a land area that is covered by a community wildfire protection plan. The bill specifies requirements pertaining to the evaluation of grant proposals. The forest service is to select the proposals that will receive funding, administer the grant program, and develop procedures by which applicants are to apply for grants. The bill imposes a monetary limit on the amount of a grant to be awarded and also requires a grant applicant to demonstrate an available amount of matching funds to be awarded a grant. The bill creates the forest management fuels reduction projects grant program cash fund in the state treasury. The bill requires the forest service to report annually to the general assembly on the number, location, and benefits of all projects for which a grant award is made. 
January 4, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

HB 19 1006 Introduced in House Assigned to the House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture

 

March 18, 2019 

HB 19 1006 House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture – Passed

MOTION: House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture referred HB 19 1006 as amended to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed without objection. CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

 

 

 

HB 19 1013     CHILD CARE EXPENSES TAX CREDIT LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

Sponsors: Rep. Exum /Sen. Pettersen 

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.
The CCC Supports this Legislation 
BILL SUMMARY:For income tax years prior to January 1, 2021, a resident 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 for the care of a dependent who is less than 13 years old. 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 makes the tax credit permanent.
January 4, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

HB 19 1013 Introduced in the House  Assigned to the House Committee on Finance & the House Committee on Appropriations

 

January 24, 2019 

HB 19 1013 House Committee on Finance – Passed

MOTION: House Committee on Finance referred HB 19 1013 as amended to the Committee on Appropriations.

The motion passed on a vote of 10-1. CLICK HERE for the Vote

 

April 12, 2019 

 House Appropriations – Passed 

 MOTION: House Committe on Appropriations referred HB 19 1013 unamended to the House Committee of the Whole.

The motion passed on a vote of 9-2.  CLICK HERE for the vote. 

 

April 16, 2019 

 House Third Reading – Passed 

House Committee of the Whole Passed HB 19 1013 on Third Reading unamended on a vote of 56 -7 – Excused: 2.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

April 16, 2019  INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE

HB 19 1013 Introduced in the Senate – Assigned to Finance

 

 

 

HB 19 1025 LIMITS ON JOB APPLICANT CRIMINAL HISTORY INQUIRIES

Sponsors: Rep. Melton & Rep. Herod / Sen. Foote and Rodriguez

Concerning the timing of an inquiry into a job applicant’s criminal history.
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY:The bill prohibits employers from:

 ! Advertising that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position;

 ! Placing a statement in an employment application that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position; or

 ! Inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history on an initial application.   An employer may obtain a job applicant’s criminal history at any time.   An employer is exempt from the restrictions on advertising and initial employment applications when:

 ! The law prohibits a person who has a particular criminal history from being employed in a particular job;

 ! The employer is participating in a program to encourage employment of people with criminal histories; or

 ! The employer is required by law to conduct a criminal history record check for the particular position.

The department of labor and employment is charged with enforcing the requirements of the bill and may issue warnings and orders of compliance for violations and, for second or subsequent violations, impose civil penalties. A violation of the restrictions does not create a private cause of action, and the bill does not create a protected class under employment anti-discrimination laws. The   department is directed to adopt rules regarding procedures for handling complaints against employers.

January 4, 2019 

HB 19 1025 Introduced in the House Assigned to the House Committee on Judiciary

 

January 29, 2019 

HB 19 1025 House Committee on Judiciary – Passed

MOTION: House Committee on Judiciary referred HB 19 1025 as amended  to the House Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 8-3. CLICK HERE for the Vote.

 

February 22,2019

HB 19 1025 House Committee on Appropriations – Passed

MOTION: House Committee on Appropriations referred HB 19 1025 as amended to the House Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 8-3. CLICK HERE for the Vote.

 

February 28,2019

HB 19 1025 House Third Reading – Passed

House Committee of the Whole Passed  HB 19 1025 on House Third Reading with no amendments on a vote of  Aye: 42 No: 22  Vacancy:1  CLICK HERE for the Vote

 

March 1, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE

HB 19 1025 Introduced in the Senate Assigned to the  Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

March 18, 2019

HB 19 1025 Senate Committee on Judiciary – Passed

MOTION: Senate Committee on Judiciary referred HB 19 1025 with no amendments to the  Senate Appropriations Committee. The motion passed  3-2  CLICK HERE for the Vote

April 9, 2019

HB 19 1025 Senate Committee on Appropriations – Passed

MOTION: Senate Committee on Appropriations referred HB 19 1025 with no amendments to the Senate Committee of the Whole . The motion passed 6-4  CLICK HERE for the Vote

 

April 12, 2019

HB 19 1025 Senate Third Reading – Passed

Senate Committee of the Whole Passed HB 19 1025 with no amendments.  The motion passed 20 -12 Other: 3.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

FINAL ACTION: 

 

 

HB 19 1032     COMPREHENSIVE HUMAN SEXUALITY EDUCATION

Sponsors:  Rep. Lontine / Sen. Todd & Sen, Coram

Concerning comprehensive human sexuality education, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
The CCC Opposes this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY:The bill moves provisions of the statutory legislative declaration to a nonstatutory legislative declaration.

The bill clarifies content requirements for public schools that offer comprehensive human sexuality education and prohibits instruction from explicitly or implicitly teaching or endorsing religious ideology or sectarian tenets or doctrines, using shame-based or stigmatizing language or instructional tools, employing gender norms or gender stereotypes, or excluding the relational or sexual experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender individuals.

Current law provides for a comprehensive human sexuality education grant program. The bill amends certain provisions of the grant program to:

Require the department of public health and environment to submit an annual report concerning the outcomes of the grant program indefinitely;

Add 8 representatives to the oversight entity and require membership of the oversight entity to be comprised of at least 7 members who are members of groups of people who have been or might be discriminated against;

Require grant applicants to demonstrate a need for money to implement comprehensive human sexuality education; and

Require that rural public schools or public schools that do not currently offer comprehensive human sexuality education receive priority when selecting grant applicants.

The bill provides a general appropriation of at least $1 million annually for the grant program.

The bill prohibits the state board of education from waiving the content requirements for any public school that provides comprehensive human sexuality education.

January 4, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

HB 19 1032 Introduced in the House Assigned to the House Committee on Health & Insurance

 

January 30, 2019

HB 19 1032 House Committee on Health & Insurance – Passed

MOTION: House Committee on Health & Insurance referred HB 19 1032 as amended  to the House Committee on Appropriations.  The motion passed on a vote of 7-4.  CLICK HERE to for the vote

 

February 12, 2019

HB 19 1032 House Committee on Appropriations – Passed 

MOTION: House Committee on Appropriations referred House Bill 19-1032 as amended to the House Committee of the Whole.  The motion passed on a vote of 7-4.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

February 19, 2019

HB 19 1032     House Third Reading – Passed

House Committee of the Whole passed HB 19 1032 on Third Reading with no  amendments on a vote of Aye: 39 No: 23 Excused: 2  Vacancy 1 CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

February 21, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE

HB 19 1032 Introduced in the Senate Assigned to the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services

 

February 28, 2019

HB 19 1032 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services – Passed

MOTION: Senate Committee on Health & Human Services referred HB 19 1032 as amended  to the Senate Committee on Appropriations.  The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.  CLICK HERE to for the vote

 

 

 

 

HB 19 1042     EXTEND COURT JURISDICTION FOR VULNERABLE YOUTH

Sponsors:  Rep. Gonzales-Gutierrez / Sen. Gonzales

Concerning expanding the jurisdiction of the courts for certain vulnerable youth.
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY: The bill extends the jurisdiction of the court for guardianship proceedings and proceedings concerning the allocation of parental responsibilities for certain unmarried youth under 21 years of age who meet the requirements for such orders, as well as criteria specified in the bill, and for whom findings are sought from the court that may support an application for special immigrant juvenile classification under federal law. The bill clarifies that juvenile courts exercising jurisdiction for certain purposes may also enter findings establishing eligibility for special immigrant juvenile classification under federal law.
January 4, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

HB 19 1042  Introduced in House – Assigned to  the House Committee on Judiciary

 

January 24, 2019

HB 19 1042 House Committee on Judiciary – Passed 

MOTION: House Committee on Judiciary referred House Bill 19-1042 as amended to the House Committee of the Whole.  The motion passed on a vote of 7-4.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

January 31, 2019

HB 19 1042 House Third Reading – Passed

House Committee of the Whole passed HB 19 1042 with no amendments, on Third Reading by a vote of Aye: 39 No: 23 Excused: 2  Vacancy 1.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

February 4, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE

HB 19 1042 introduced In Senate – Assigned to Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

February 25, 2019

HB 19 1042 Senate Committee on Judiciary – Passed

MOTION: Senate Committee on Judiciary referred House Bill 19-1042 with no amendments to the Senate Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2 CLICK HERE for the vote.

March 1, 2019 

HB 19 1042     3/01/2019 Senate Third Reading – Passed 

Senate Third Reading passed with no amendments on a vote of  Aye: 20 No: 12 Excused: 3  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

March 18, 2019  

HB 19 1042 Sent to the Governor   

 

FINAL ACTION:  MARCH 28, 2019 THE GOVERNOR SIGNED HB 19 1042 IN TO LAW.

 

 

 

HB 19 1051     COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY HUMAN TRAFFICKING-RELATED TRAINING

Sponsors:  Rep. Carver & Rep. McLachlan / Sen. Gardner & Sen. Ginal

Concerning human trafficking prevention training by the department of public safety.
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY: 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 2020, the council’s annual human trafficking report must include an update on the training provided.

The bill requires the Colorado school safety resource center to include awareness and prevention of human trafficking in the materials and training that it provides.

January 4, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

HB 19 1051 Introduced in the House – Assigned to House Committee on Judiciary

 

January 17, 2019

HB 19 1051 House Committee on Judiciary  – Passed 

MOTION: House Committee on Judiciary referred House Bill 19-1051 as amended to the House Committee on Appropriations.  The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

 

 

HB 19 1075   TAX CREDIT EMPLOYER-ASSISTED HOUSING PILOT PROGRAM

Sponsors:  Rep. Wilson / Sen. N/A

Concerning the creation of a credit against the state income tax as a pilot program to promote employer-assisted housing projects in rural areas.
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY:  As a pilot program to promote employer-assisted housing projects in rural areas, for income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2019, but prior to January 1, 2023, the bill creates a state income tax credit for a donation a taxpayer makes to a sponsor that is used solely for the costs associated with employer-assisted affordable housing in a rural area. The bill defines “sponsor” to mean the Colorado housing and finance authority, a housing authority operated by a county or municipality, a nonprofit corporation that has been designated as a community development corporation under the federal tax code, or an international, nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization whose mission is concentrated on constructing affordable housing.

The amount of the credit allowed by the bill is 20% of the approved donation amount; except that the aggregate amount of the credit awarded to any one taxpayer is limited to $400 in any one income tax year.

The bill contains additional requirements pertaining to the manner in which the taxpayer submits information to receive the tax credit. The bill also requires periodic reporting of information on the use of the tax credit.

 

January 11, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

HB 19 1075     Introduced in the House – Assigned to House Committee on Finance

 

February 7, 2019

HB 19 1075     House Committee on Finance – Passed

MOTION: House Committee on Finance referred HB 19 1075 as amended, to the House Committee on Appropriations.  The motion passed on a vote of 7-3-1.   CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

 

 

 

HB 19 1118 TIME PERIOD TO CURE LEASE VIOLATION

Sponsors: Rep. Jackson & Rep. Galindo / Sen. A. Williams

Concerning the time allowed for a tenant to cure a lease violation that is not a substantial violation.
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY:Current law requires a landlord to provide a tenant 3 days to cure a violation for unpaid rent or any other condition or covenant of a lease agreement, other than a substantial violation, before the landlord can initiate eviction proceedings based on that unpaid rent or other violation. Current law also requires 3 days’ notice prior to a tenancy being terminated for a subsequent violation of a condition or covenant of a lease agreement.

 

The bill requires a landlord, except for a landlord pursuant to a nonresidential agreement or an employer-provided housing agreement, to provide a tenant 10 days to cure a violation for unpaid rent or for a first violation of any other condition or covenant of a lease agreement, other than a substantial violation, before the landlord can initiate eviction proceedings. The bill requires 10 days’ notice prior to the landlord terminating a lease agreement for a subsequent violation of the same condition or covenant of the agreement. For a nonresidential agreement or an employer-provided housing agreement, three days’ notice is required to cure a violation for unpaid rent or for a first violation of any other condition or covenant of a lease agreement, or to terminate a lease for a subsequent violation of the same condition or covenant.

 

January 16, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

HB 19 1118 House Introduced In House – Assigned to House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor

 

February 13, 2019    

HB 19 1118 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor – Passed

MOTION: House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor referred HB 19-1118 unamended to the House Committee on Transportation & Local Government.

The motion passed on a vote of 9-0-2.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

February 27, 2019    

HB 19 1118 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government – Passed

MOTION: House Committee on Transportation & Local Government referred HB 19 1118 as amended to the  House Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-4.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

March 15, 2019        

HB 19 1118 House Third Reading –  Passed

Senate  Committee of the Whole passed HB 19 1118 unamended on a vote of Aye: 38 No: 26  Excused: 1 CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

March 19, 2019   INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE      

HB 19 1118 Introduced In Senate – Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology

 

April 8, 2019

HB 19 1118 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology  – Passed 

MOTION: House Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology referred House Bill 19-1118 unamended to the Senate Committee of the Whole.  The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

 

 

 

 

HB 19 1122 COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT MATERNAL MORTALITY REVIEW COMMITTEE

Sponsors: Rep. Buckner & Rep. Landgraf / Sen. Fields & Sen. Gardner

Concerning the creation of a maternal mortality review committee in the department of public health and environment
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY: The bill creates the Colorado maternal mortality review committee (committee), which is required to review maternal deaths, identify the causes of maternal mortality, and develop recommendations to address preventable maternal deaths, including legislation, policies, rules, and best practices that will support the health and safety of the pregnant and postpartum population in Colorado and prevent maternal deaths. The chief medical officer of the department of public health and environment (department) is directed to appoint at least 11 members to serve on the committee.

The bill requires certain health care providers and law enforcement officials to provide medical records to the department concerning each maternal death for access by the members of the committee. The records, notes, information, and activities of the committee are confidential.

January 16, 2019 INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

HB 19 1122 Introduced in the House – Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services

 

February 13, 2019

HB 19 1122  House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services – Passed

MOTION: House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services referred amended to the House Committee on Appropriations.  The motion passed on a vote of 11-0. CLICK HERE for the vote. 

April 12, 2019

HB 19 1122  House Committee on Appropriations – Passed

MOTION: House Committee on Appropriations referred HB 19 1122 as amended to the Committee of the Whole.  The motion passed on a vote of 11-0. CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HB 19 1123    INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR 529 ACCT K-12 EXPENSES           

Sponsors: Rep. Larson/ Sen. Smallwood   

Concerning the alignment of the state income tax deduction for contributions to a 529 account with the changes in the federal “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” of 2017 that allow tax-free distributions for elementary and secondary tuition expenses.    
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY: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, with some exceptions, but not for elementary and secondary tuition expenses. The federal “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, which became law in December 2017, added distributions for tuition expenses in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school as qualified distributions thereby allowing, on the federal level, income tax-free distributions for certain 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 a deduction for contributions to qualified state tuition programs for tuition expenses in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school and designating such expenses as qualified distributions, which ensures that a taxpayer does not encounter tax recapture of any claimed deductions when such contributions are distributed for tuition expenses in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school.

January 16, 2019

HB 19 1123  Introduced in the House – Assigned to the House Committee on Education

 

February 14, 2019

HB 19 1123  House Committee on Education – Laid Over

Lay Over Unamended – Amendment(s) Failed

 

February 19, 2019

HB 19 1123 House Committee on Education – Failed

MOTION: Refer House Bill 19-1123 to the House Committee on Finance.

The motion failed on a vote of 5-7-1.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

HB 19 1123 House Committee on Education – Postponed Indefinitely

Motion: Postpone House Bill 19-1123 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 7-5-1.  CLICK HERE for the vote.   

FINAL ACTION:  February 19, 2019 House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely

 

 

HB 19 1151    SPECIAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Sponsors: Rep. Geitner / Sen. None

 

Concerning scholarships for children with disabilities.
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARYThe bill creates the Colorado special education opportunity scholarship program (program) to provide scholarships to parents of eligible students with disabilities to use in purchasing services from an education provider or other educational services as selected by the parent. The department of education (department) must select up to 3 entities (scholarship facilitators) to implement the program by establishing and maintaining an account for each participating eligible student. The administrative costs of the scholarship facilitators are paid from money deposited in each account.

An eligible student who participates in the program receives a scholarship in an amount equal to the statewide per pupil revenues plus the amount of per pupil special education funding plus a proportional share of the funding for students with multiple disabilities if the eligible student has multiple disabilities. The eligible student must not be enrolled in a public school so long as the student is receiving a scholarship. The parent of a participating eligible student must use the money in the student’s account to purchase educational services or materials, as described in the bill, and maintain a record of and receipts for services and materials purchased. A parent may not accept any payment, rebate, or illegitimate refund from a provider from whom the parent purchases educational services or materials. The bill establishes the process for investigating and addressing, if necessary, any alleged misuse of scholarship money.

 

The bill specifies the duties of the scholarship facilitators, including publicizing the program, reporting specified information to the department, establishing the method for paying money out of the accounts, monitoring parents’ use of the money in the accounts, and approving educational services providers.

 

January 29, 2019

HB 19 1151 Introduced in the House – Assigned to House State Veterans & Military Affairs

 

February 14, 2019

HB 19 1151 House State Veterans & Military Affairs – Motion Failed

Motion: Refer House Bill 19-1151, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.

The motion failed on a vote of 3-6.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

February 14, 2019

HB 19 1151 House State Veterans & Military Affairs – Postponed Indefinitely

Motion: Postpone House Bill 19-1151 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 6-3.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

FINAL ACTION: February 14, 2019 House Committee on State Veterans & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

 

 

HB 19 1223    Social Security Disability Application Assistance

Sponsors: Rep. Michaelson Jenet and Larson / Sen. Winter

Concerning application assistance for persons seeking federal disability benefits
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY: The bill creates a program to help persons with disabilities participating in the state aid to the needy disabled program navigate the application process for federal disability benefits, including supplemental security income and social security disability insurance. The program is provided by participating county or district departments of human or social services (county departments) and is administered by the state department of human services (state department).

Funding for the program is distributed to participating county departments pursuant to an allocation formula determined by state department rules after the state department receives input from counties, county representatives, and other relevant stakeholders. 

The bill includes the services that may be provided by county departments participating in the program. The services may include assistance with compiling and drafting supporting documentation for the application for federal disability benefits and in completing and submitting the application.

The state department shall evaluate the program pursuant to the time frame set forth in the bill to determine if the program is meeting the program goals described in the bill.

The bill creates the disability benefits application assistance fund (fund) and requires the state treasurer and controller to annually transfer to the fund money appropriated for the aid to the needy disabled program that remains unencumbered and unexpended at the end of the fiscal year.

March 5, 2019

HB 19 1223   Introduced in the House – Assigned to House State Veterans & Military Affairs and House Appropriations

 

March 19, 2019

HB 19 1223   House State Veterans & Military Affairs – Passed

Motion: Refer House Bill 19-1223 to the Committee on Appropriations.

The motion passed on a vote of 8-1.  CLICK HERE for the vote

FINAL ACTION: 

 

HB 19 1312 School Immunization Requirement

Sponsors: Rep. Mullica / Sen. Gonzales & Sen. Priola

Concerning modernizing immunization requirements for school entry to improve vaccination rates.
The CCC is Monitoring the Legislation
BILL SUMMARYThe bill requires the department of public health and environment (department) to:

  • Develop a standardized form and submission process to claim a medical exemption to an immunization; and
  • Develop a standardized form and submission process to claim a religious or personal belief exemption to an immunization.

The department is:

  • Required to develop educational materials regarding immunizations to distribute to health care providers and facilities;
  • Required to present immunization exemption information during its annual SMART Act hearing; and
  • Required to use the existing immunization tracking system.

The state board of health is:

  • Required to promulgate rules adopting the medical exemption recommendations from the advisory committee on immunization practices of the centers for disease control and prevention in the federal department of health and human services, or any successor entity (ACIP);
  • Required to promulgate rules adopting the immunization recommendations from the ACIP;
  • Allowed to promulgate rules adopting additional immunizations not recommended by ACIP; and
  • Allowed to promulgate rules establishing the timing by which schools, parents, legal guardians, and students must demonstrate compliance with immunization requirements.

Concerning the immunization tracking system, the bill:

  • Requires a licensed physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse to inform a parent or legal guardian who is claiming a medical exemption that he or she may choose to exclude the student’s immunization information from the immunization tracking system before the student’s immunization data is sent to the immunization tracking system;
  • Requires the department or local or county, district, or municipal public health agency to inform a parent, legal guardian, or student who is claiming a religious or personal belief exemption that he or she may choose to exclude the student’s immunization information from the immunization tracking system before the student’s immunization data is sent to the immunization tracking system; and
  • Requires a practitioner who is a licensed physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse to submit immunization and medical exemption data to the immunization tracking system. However, the practitioner is not subject to a regulatory sanction for noncompliance.
April 3, 2019

HB 19 1312   Introduced in the House – Assigned to the House Health & Insurance Committee

 

SCHEDULED:

April 15, 2019 

HB 19 1312   Is scheduled to be heard in the House Health & Insurance Committee on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in the Old State Library (Room 271)