Affairs 

Bill # / Sponsor 
Bill Title
CCC Position

SB 19 025                  

Sen. Smallwood

Rep. Hooten

 

 

 

 INFORMATION TO STUDENTS REGARDING SAFE HAVEN LAWS

Concerning providing information to public school students regarding laws that provide for the safe abandonment of newborn children.   

SUPPORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION:

If a school district, charter school, institute charter school, or board of cooperative services (school) chooses to provide a planned curriculum that includes comprehensive human sexuality education, 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.

 

INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE   

January 4, 2019 Introduced in Senate – Assigned to Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

 

SENATE ACTIVITY:

January 16, 2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Laid Over as amended

January 23, 2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs referred amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

January 28, 2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily 

January 28 2019 Senate Second Reading Passed as amended 

January 31/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed unamended

 

INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE    

February 4, 2019 Introduced in House – Assigned to House Committee onrHealth & Insurance

 

HOUSE ACTIVITY:

February 26, 2019 House Committee on Health & Insurance Referred unamended to the House Committee of the Whole.

March 5, 2019 House Second Reading Passed – No Amendments

March 6, 2019 House Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

March 14, 2019 Signed by the President of the Senate

March 15, 2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House

March 15,2019 Sent to the Governor

 

FINAL ACTION:  

MARCH 25, 2019 THE GOVERNOR SIGNED SB 19 025 IN TO LAW

 

  READ THE FINAL ACT SB 19 025

 

Bill # / Sponsor 
Bill Title
CCC Position

SB 19 069                 

Sen. Lundeen

Rep. Wilson 

 

 

 

Nonpublic School Teacher Development Programs  

Concerning nonpublic schools’ authority to operate certain teacher development programs. 

 

SUPPORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION:  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.

INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE 

January 10,2019 Introduced in the Senate – Assigned to the Senate Committee on Education

 

SENATE ACTIVITY:

January 30, 2019 Senate Committee on Education referred unamended to the Senate Committee of the Whole Consent Calendar

February 4, 2019 Senate Second Reading Passed unamended

February 5, 2019 Senate Third Reading Passed  unamended

 

INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

February 6, 2019 Introduced In House – Assigned to the House Committee on Education

 

HOUSE ACTIVITY:

February 21, 2019 House Committee on Education referred unamended to the House Committee of the Whole

February 26, 2019 House Second Reading Passed unamended

February 28, 2019 House Third Reading Passed unamended

March 7,2019 Signed by the President of the Senate

March 8, 2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House

March 8, 2019 Sent to the Governor

 

FINAL ACTION:

MARCH 18, 2019 THE GOVERNOR SIGNED SB 19 069 IN TO LAW

 

  READ THE FINAL ACT SB 19 069

 

 

Bill # / Sponsor 
Bill Title
CCC Position

SB 19 182                  

Sen. A. Williams

Sen. Gonzales

Rep. Arndt

Rep. Benavidez 

Repeal The Death Penalty

Concerning the repeal of the death penalty by the general assembly.
 
 
SUPPORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION:

The bill repeals the death penalty in Colorado for offenses charged on or after July 1, 2019, and makes conforming amendments.

 

INTRODUCEDIN THE SENATE    

March 4, 2019 Introduced in Senate – Assigned to Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

SENATE ACTIVITY:

March 6, 2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary referred unamended to the Senate Committee of the Whole

April 2, 2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to May 4, 2019 – No Amendments.  This action killed SB 19 182.

FINAL ACTION:  

APRIL 02, 2019 SENATE SECOND READING LAID OVER SB 19 182 TO MAY 04, 2019

 

  READ SB 19 182

 

 

Bill # / Sponsor 
Bill Title
CCC Position

SB 19 185                

Sen. Fields

Sen. Lundeen

Rep. Landgraf

 

 

 

 

Protections for Minor Human Trafficking Victims

Concerning protections for minor human trafficking victims, and, in connection therewith, requiring a post-enactment review of the implementation of this act.
 

SUPPORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION:

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.

 

INTRODUCED N THE SENATE    

March 5, 2019 Introduced in Senate – Assigned to the Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

 

SENATE ACTIVITY:

April 1, 2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended – Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

April 4, 2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments

April 5, 2019 Senate Third Reading Passed Unamended

 

INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE    

April 5, 2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to House Judiciary

HOUSE ACTIVITY:

April 16, 2019 House Judiciary passed to House Committee of the Whole

April 18, 2019 House Second Reading Special Order – Passed – No Amendments

April 19, 2019 House Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

April 29, 2019    Signed by the Speaker of the House

April 29, 2019    Signed by the President of the Senate

April 29, 2019    Sent to the Governor

 

FINAL ACTION:  

MAY 6,2019       GOVERNOR SIGNED IN TO LAW

  READ THE FINAL ACT SB 19 185

 

 

 

Bill # / Sponsor 
Bill Title
CCC Position

SB 19 230                

Sen. Moreno

Rep. 

 

Colorado Refugee Services Program

Concerning the Colorado refugees service program.
 
 
SUPPORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION:  The bill codifies the existing Colorado refugee services program (program) that is administered by the state department of human services (department) pursuant to a 1994 executive order. The executive order designates the department as the state agency responsible for the development, review, and administration of Colorado’s refugee services plan (state plan), in accordance with Title IV of the federal “Immigration and Nationality Act”, as amended by the federal “Refugee Act of 1980”. The program receives federal grant money.

The bill establishes the program in the department and designates the department as the agency responsible for the development, review, and administration of the state plan. The program must be administered in accordance with the state plan and must include certain services and assistance for refugees. The program may provide additional services and assistance to support refugee resettlement and integration. The general assembly is permitted to appropriate money to the department for the administration of the program.

 

INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE   

April 2, 2019 Introduced in Senate – Assigned to Senate Committee on State Veterans & Military Affairs

 

SENATE ACTIVITY:

April 8, 2019 Senate Committee on State Veterans & Military Affairs referred unamended to the Senate Committee of the Whole

April 11, 2019 Senate Second Reading Passed- No Amendments

April 12, 2019 Senate Third Reading Passed- No Amendments

 

INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

April 12, 2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to State Veterans & Military Affairs

HOUSE ACTIVITY:

April 18, 2019 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

April 22, 2019 House Second Reading Special Order – Laid Over Daily – No Amendments

April 23, 2019 House Second Reading Special Order – Passed – No Amendments

April 24, 2019 House Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

May 7, 2019       Signed by the Speaker of the House

May 7, 2019       Signed by the President of the Senate

May 7, 2019       Sent to the Governor

 

FINAL ACTION:  

MAY 28, 2019    GOVERNOR SIGNED IN TO LAW 

  READ  THE FINAL ACT SB 19 230

 

 

Bill # / Sponsor 
Bill Title
CCC Position

SB 19 257            

Sen. Pettersen

Rep. Buentello

Rep. Cutter

 

Protect Collegeinvest

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

OPPOSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 DESCRIPTION:  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.

 

INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE   

April 19, 2019 Introduced in Senate – Assigned to Senate Finance

 

SENATE ACTIVITY:

April 25, 2019 Senate Committee on Finance referred amended to the Senate Committee of the Whole

April 29, 2019 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily – No Amendments

April 30, 2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments – Committee

May 1, 2019  Senate Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

 

HOUSE ACTIVITY:

May 1, 2019 Introduced In House – Assigned to Finance

May 2, 2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

FINAL ACTION:  

SB 19 257 DEEMED LOST

 

  READ SB 19 257