Bill # / Sponsor
Bill Title
CCC Position
 HB 19 1025

Rep. Melton

Rep. Herod

Sen. N/A

 Limits On Job Applicant  Criminal History  Inquiries

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION: 

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.

 ACTIVITY:   

 1/04/2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to Judiciary

  1/24/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Appropriations

 

 SCHEDULED: 

 House Committee on Appropriations Not Scheduled 

 FINAL ACTION: 

 READ HB 19 1025

 

Bill # / Sponsor  
Bill Title
CCC Position
HB 19 1032

Rep. Lontine  

Sen. Todd 

Sen. Coram

Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education OPPOSE
 DESCRIPTION: 

 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.

 ACTIVITY:  

 1/04/2019| Introduced in the House – Assigned to Health & Insurance

 1/30/2019 House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to House Appropriations

 2/12/2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

2/14/2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily – No Amendments

2/15/2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments – Committee, Floor

 SCHEDULED:  

 Tuesday, February 19th House Third Reading Scheduled

 

 FINAL ACTION: 

 READ HB 19 1032

Bill # / Sponsor    
Bill Title
CCC Position
 HB 19 1051

Rep. Carver 

Rep. McLachlan

Sen.Gardner  

Sen. Ginal

Colorado Department Of Public Safety Human Trafficking-Related Training

SUPPORT
 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 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.

 ACTIVITY:  

01/04/2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to Judiciary

01/17/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations

 SCHEDULED: House Appropriations Not Scheduled

 FINAL ACTION: 

 READ  HB 19 1051

Bill # / Sponsor
Bill Title
CCC Position
HB 19 1075

 Rep. Wilson  

 Sen. N/A

Tax Credit Employer-Assisted Housing Pilot Program

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION: 

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.

 ACTIVITY:  

1/11/2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to Finance

2/07/2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations

 SCHEDULED: 

House Appropriations Committee Not Scheduled   

 

 FINAL ACTION: 

 READ  HB 19 1075

Bill # / Sponsor
Bill Title
CCC Position
HB 19 1118

Rep. Jackson

Rep. Galindo

Sen. A. Williams

 

Time Period to Cure Lease Violation

 

 

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION: 

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 to provide a tenant 14 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 14 days’ notice prior to the landlord terminating a lease agreement for a subsequent violation of the same condition or covenant of the agreement.

 

 ACTIVITY:  

1/16/2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor

 2/13/2019 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to Transportation & Local Government

SCHEDULED: 

Scheduled Wednesday, February 27, in House Transportation & Local Government at 1:30 pm in Room 112 #3

 

 

 

 FINAL ACTION: 

 READ  HB 19 1118

Bill # / Sponsor
Bill Title
CCC Position
HB 19 1123

Rep. Larson

Sen. Smallwood

 Income Tax Deduction For 529 Acct K-12 Expenses

 

 

 

SUPPORT
 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, 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.

 ACTIVITY:   01/16/2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to Education

SCHEDULED:   

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

House Education Committee at 1:30 in Room 107 #1

 

 FINAL ACTION: 

 READ HB 19 1123

Bill # / Sponsor
Bill Title
CCC Position
 HB 19

 Rep. 

 Sen. 

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION: 
 ACTIVITY:  

 

 

 

 FINAL ACTION: 

 TO READ  HB 19