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Legislation in the 2018 Session

Updated Sun, 17 November, 2019
Passed/Signed into Law
Summary Sponsors Status
HB18-1003 - Opioid Misuse Prevention

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee. Section 1 of the bill establishes in statute the opioid and other substance use disorders study committee, consisting of 5 senators and 5 representatives from the general assembly, to:

 

  • Study data and statistics on the scope of the substance use disorder problem in Colorado;
  • Study current prevention, intervention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery resources available to Coloradans, as well as public and private insurance coverage and other sources of support for treatment and recovery resources;
  • Review the availability of medication-assisted treatment and the ability of pharmacists to prescribe those medications;
  • Examine measures that other states and countries use to address substance use disorders;
  • Identify the gaps in prevention, intervention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery resources available to Coloradans and hurdles to accessing those resources; and
  • Identify possible legislative options to address gaps and hurdles to accessing prevention, intervention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery resources.

The committee is authorized to meet 6 times in a calendar year and may report up to 6 legislative measures to the legislative council, which bills are exempt from bill limitations and introduction deadlines. The committee is repealed on July 1, 2020.

Section 2 requires the governor to direct the Colorado consortium for prescription drug abuse prevention to:

  • Create a process to develop a plan that addresses the full continuum of recovery services;
  • Develop a definition for recovery residences and recommend whether the residences should be licensed; and
  • Report recommendations to the general assembly.

Section 3 specifies school-based health care centers may apply for grants from the school-based health center grant program to expand behavioral health services to include treatment for opioid and other substance use disorders and requires the department of public health and environment to prioritize funding to the centers that serve communities with high-risk factors.

Section 4 directs the department of health care policy and financing, starting July 1, 2018, to award grants to organizations to operate a substance abuse screening, brief intervention, and referral program.

Section 5 creates the Charlie Hughes and Nathan Gauna opioid prevention pilot program in the Tony Grampsas youth services program for preventing opioid use among the youth population and supporting youth whose family members experience addiction. The Tony Grampsas youth services board shall oversee a grant process for the pilot program using specific criteria. The Tony Grampsas youth services program shall award the grants on or before October 1, 2018. The bill creates a fund for the direct and indirect costs associated with the program. The department of human services is required to work with the grant recipients and submit a report to the general assembly on or before January 1, 2021, regarding the progress of the grant recipients.

Section 6 directs the center for research into substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery to develop and implement continuing medical education activities to help prescribers of pain medication to safely and effectively manage patients with chronic pain, and when appropriate, prescribe opioids. Sections 3 through 6 also direct the general assembly to appropriate money to implement those sections.

Section 7 appropriates:

  • $675,00 to the department of health care policy and financing from the marijuana tax cash fund to implement the bill;
  • $750,000 to the department of higher education from the marijuana tax cash fund for research purposes;
  • $1,500,000 to the youth opioid and substance use prevention fund from the marijuana tax cash fund;
  • $500,000 to the department of human services from reappropriated funds for use by the division of child welfare;
  • $90,928 to the department of humans services from the marijuana tax cash fund for use by the division of child welfare;
  • $39,249 to the legislative department from the general fund; and
  • $775,00 to the department of public health and environment from the marijuana tax cash fund for use by the prevention services division.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

     

House:
Pettersen (D)
Senate:
Priola (R)
Passed/Signed into Law
05/21/2018 - Governor Signed
05/16/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/16/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
HB18-1007 - Substance Use Disorder Payment And Coverage

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee. The bill requires all individual and group health benefit plans to provide coverage without prior authorization for a five-day supply of at least one of the federal food and drug administration-approved drugs for the treatment of opioid dependence for a first request within a 12-month period.

The bill prohibits carriers from taking adverse action against a provider or from providing financial incentives or disincentives to a provider based solely on a patient satisfaction survey relating to the patient's satisfaction with pain treatment.

The bill clarifies that an 'urgent prior authorization request' to a carrier includes a request for authorization of medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders.

The bill permits a pharmacy that has entered into a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement with one or more physicians to administer injectable antagonist medication for substance use disorders and receive an enhanced dispensing fee for the administration.

The bill requires the Colorado medical assistance program to authorize reimbursement for at least one federal food and drug administration-approved ready-to-use opioid overdose reversal drug without prior authorization.

The bill permits a pharmacy that has entered into a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement with one or more physicians to administer injectable opioid antagonist medication for substance use disorders and receive an enhanced dispensing fee under the Colorado medical assistance program for the administration.

The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing and the office of behavioral health in the department of human services to establish rules that standardize utilization management authority timelines for the nonpharmaceutical components of medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Kennedy ()
Singer (D)
Senate:
Lambert (R)
Passed/Signed into Law
05/21/2018 - Governor Signed
05/14/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/14/2018 - Sent to the Governor
HB18-1032 - Access Medical Records State Emergency Medical Services Patient Care Database

The bill requires the department of public health and environment to provide individualized patient information from the department's EMS agency patient care database to health information organization networks for any use allowed under the federal 'Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996' (HIPAA). By contract with health information organization networks, the department must control access to patient information and limit the use of patient information to only those purposes allowed under HIPAA.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Kennedy ()
Thurlow (R)
Senate:
Fields (D)
Passed/Signed into Law
03/22/2018 - Governor Signed
03/15/2018 - Sent to the Governor
03/15/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
HB18-1039 - Change Date Of Regular Special District Elections

Currently, regular special district elections are held on the Tuesday immediately succeeding the first Monday of May in every even-numbered year. Commencing in 2023, the bill moves such elections to the Tuesday following the first Monday of May in odd-numbered years.

In order to implement the new date on which regular special district elections will be held, section 4 of the bill provides that the directors elected at the special district elections held in 2020 and 2022 will serve 3-year terms.

Section 5 makes a conforming amendment to the 'Rail District Act of 1982', which uses the same election schedule as provided for special district directors.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Ransom (R)
Senate:
Gardner (R)
Passed/Signed into Law
03/15/2018 - Governor Signed
03/09/2018 - Sent to the Governor
03/08/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
HB18-1047 - Fair Campaign Practices Act Technical Changes

The bill makes technical modifications to the 'Fair Campaign Practices Act' (FCPA) to facilitate its administration. Specifically:

 

  • Section 1 of the bill excludes from the definition of 'contribution' in the FCPA the payment of legal fees to advise a candidate on compliance with campaign finance law or regulations or to represent a candidate or candidate committee in any action in which the candidate or candidate committee has been named as a defendant. This section also excludes from the definition of 'expenditure' in the FCPA legal services paid to defend a candidate or candidate committee against any action brought to enforce the campaign finance provisions of the state constitution or the FCPA.
  • Sections 2, 4, and 8 modify various existing statutory provisions to reflect distinctions among different types of committees or other entities. Section 4 also allows a disbursement that is not otherwise defined as an expenditure to be reported to the appropriate officer.
  • Sections 3 and 4 eliminate unnecessary, overly burdensome, and potentially unconstitutional double reporting of certain campaign contributions.
  • Sections 4 and 5 clean up and correct errors that resulted from campaign finance legislation adopted during the 2016 regular session.
  • Section 5 also removes certain paper-filing provisions that are rendered obsolete by electronic filing. Further, section 5 permits the secretary of state to give notice of certain campaign finance reporting deficiencies by regular mail if an e-mail address is not known.
  • Sections 6 and 7 clarify procedures to be followed in connection with a person's failure to file a candidate affidavit or disclosure statement and the investigation of campaign finance violations. Section 7 also allows the parties in a campaign finance enforcement action in which attorney fees and costs have been awarded to apply to the district court to convert an award of fees and costs into a district court judgment. Section 7 also allows the secretary of state to intervene in any action pending before the administrative courts or the court of appeals that is brought to enforce the campaign finance provisions of the state constitution or the FCPA.
  • Section 9 allows the secretary of state discretion in deciding whether to forward to the state controller the collections of past-due debts resulting from campaign finance violations.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

     

House:
Lontine (D)
Senate:
Gardner (R)
Passed/Signed into Law
04/23/2018 - Governor Signed
04/16/2018 - Sent to the Governor
04/16/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
HB18-1064 - Training Program Prevention Child Sexual Abuse

The bill directs the Colorado children's trust fund board to develop and administer a training program to prevent child sexual abuse (program) for early childhood providers and others who interact with young children.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate:
Coram (R)
Fields (D)
Passed/Signed into Law
05/24/2018 - Governor Signed
05/18/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/18/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
HB18-1078 - Court Programs For Veterans

At the first appearance of a defendant in court or upon arraignment, and before accepting a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, the court shall ascertain whether the defendant is currently serving in the United States armed forces or is a veteran of such forces. The court shall inform any such defendant that he or she may be entitled to receive mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, or other services as a veteran.

Under current law, the chief judge of a judicial district may establish an appropriate program for the treatment of veterans and members of the military. The bill states that, in establishing any such program, the chief judge, in collaboration with the probation department, the district attorney, and the state public defender, shall establish program guidelines and eligibility criteria.

The bill requires a court, in determining whether to issue an order to seal criminal records of a petitioner who has successfully completed a veterans treatment program, to consider such factor favorably in making the determination.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Landgraf (R)
Exum (D)
Senate:
Gardner (R)
Passed/Signed into Law
04/12/2018 - Governor Signed
04/11/2018 - Sent to the Governor
04/11/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
HB18-1094 - Children And Youth Mental Health Treatment Act

The bill extends indefinitely the 'Child Mental Health Treatment Act' and renames it the 'Children and Youth Mental Health Treatment Act' (act). Significant changes to the act include:

 

  • Continuing the ability of a parent or guardian of a non-medicaid eligible child or youth to receive mental health services for the child or youth without unwarranted child welfare involvement;
  • When evaluating a child or youth for eligibility for mental health treatment services (services), the evaluating mental health agency shall use a standardized risk stratification tool;
  • Establishing a new definition of 'mental health agency' to capture a larger set of behavioral health services providers;
  • Reporting requirements for the department of health care policy and financing and mental health agencies that provide services for children and youth are updated and clarified;
  • Requiring the department of human services to maintain and update a list of providers on its website, as well as post information from various reports required by the act, excluding any personal health information; and
  • Revising the membership of the advisory board that assists and advises the executive director of the department of human services with the development of service standards and rules for the provision of services.

The bill makes conforming amendments.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Herod (D)
Wist (R)
Senate:
Moreno (D)
Passed/Signed into Law
05/30/2018 - Governor Signed
05/22/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/22/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
HB18-1101 - Retail Marijuana Sales Tax Appropriations For Schools

Joint Budget Committee. Beginning in state fiscal year 2018-19, current law:

 

  • Requires 12.59% of the gross retail marijuana sales tax revenue remaining in the general fund after a required allocation of 10% of the revenue to local governments to be transferred to the state public school fund; and
  • Continuously appropriates that revenue for the same state fiscal year in which it is transferred from the state public school fund to the department of education to help meet the state share of total program funding for school districts and institute charter schools.

The bill eliminates the continuous appropriation of the revenue in the state fiscal year in which it is transferred to the state public school fund and instead specifies that beginning in state fiscal year 2019-20, the general assembly may appropriate all or any portion of the revenue transferred to the state public school fund during the prior state fiscal year to the department of education to help meet the state share of total program funding for school districts and institute charter schools.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Hamner (D)
Senate:
Lambert (R)
Passed/Signed into Law
03/15/2018 - Governor Signed
03/13/2018 - Sent to the Governor
03/13/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
HB18-1112 - Pharmacist Health Care Services Coverage

The bill requires a health benefit plan to provide coverage for health care services provided by a pharmacist if:

 

  • The services are provided within a health professional shortage area; and
  • The health benefit plan provides coverage for the same services provided by a licensed physician or advanced practice nurse.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

     

House:
Becker (R)
Esgar (D)
Senate:
Crowder (R)
Passed/Signed into Law
04/09/2018 - Governor Signed
04/02/2018 - Sent to the Governor
04/02/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
HB18-1130 - School District-authorized Instructors

Under current law, the department of education may issue a professional teacher license or professional special services license to a teacher or special services provider who holds a comparable license from another state and has 3 years of continuous teaching or special services experience. The bill changes the requirement from 3 years of continuous experience to 3 years of experience within the previous 7 years.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Williams (R)
Senate:
Gardner (R)
Passed/Signed into Law
03/29/2018 - Governor Signed
03/21/2018 - Sent to the Governor
03/21/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
SB18-002 - Financing Rural Broadband Deployment

Section 1 of the bill amends the definition of 'broadband network' to increase the speed of downstream broadband internet service from at least 4 megabits per second to at least 10 megabits per second and the definition of 'unserved area' to refer to an area that is unincorporated, or within a city with a population of fewer than 7,500 inhabitants, and that is not receiving federal support to construct a broadband network to serve a majority of the households in each census block in the area.

Section 2 requires the public utilities commission (commission), in 2019, to allocate 60% of the total amount of high cost support mechanism (HCSM) money that the nonrural incumbent local exchange carrier would receive to the HCSM account dedicated to broadband deployment, and to allocate an additional 10% of the total money that the nonrural incumbent local exchange carrier would receive in each subsequent year until, in 2023, all of the money that the nonrural incumbent local exchange carrier would receive is allocated to the HCSM account dedicated to broadband deployment. Section 2 also removes a requirement that the commission reduce the rate of the HCSM surcharge by a certain percentage of the money transferred from the HCSM to the broadband fund for the deployment of broadband into rural areas. Section 2 requires that the HCSM surcharge rate that existed on January 1, 2018, be maintained; except that, in calendar year 2024, the commission may reduce the rate to ensure that the amount of money collected does not exceed $25 million in 2024. For the period of January 1, 2019, through December 1, 2023, section 2 maintains the amount of support received by rural telecommunications providers for basic service at the level of support they received on January 1, 2017. Section 2 also prohibits the commission from making effective competition determinations in 2019 through 2023 with respect to making distributions of high cost support mechanism money. Finally, section 2 requires the commission, on or before December 31, 2018, to establish a plan to eliminate, on an exchange-area-by-exchange-area basis, provider-of-last-resort obligations consistent with the reductions in the high cost support mechanism distributions for basic service.

Section 3 makes conforming amendments.

Section 4 updates language regarding the use of money from the HCSM for broadband deployment grant applications approved by the broadband deployment board (board) to have money transferred directly from the HCSM to approved broadband deployment grant applicants. Section 4 changes the membership of the board from 16 to 17 members, adding 2 members representing the broadband industry and removing one member representing the public. Section 4 clarifies conflict-of-interest procedures that a board member must follow. Section 4, with regard to the board's grant application process, also:

 

  • Allows a grant applicant to apply for grants for multiple projects in a single year;
  • Prohibits the board from funding a proposed project that overlaps or overbuilds another broadband project;
  • Clarifies that the board may award a grant for a proposed project that will provide high-speed internet access at measurable speeds of at least 10 megabits per second downstream and one megabit per second upstream or at measurable speeds at least equal to the federal communications commission's definition of high-speed internet access or broadband, whichever is faster;
  • Requires the board to grant an incumbent broadband provider's appeal if the incumbent broadband provider demonstrates, by a preponderance of the evidence, that an area covered by an application does not qualify as an unserved area; and
  • Allows an applicant to amend the applicant's application at any time to remove coverage of an area that does not qualify as an unserved area.

Sections 2 and 5 repeal the commission's functions of administering the high cost support mechanism on September 1, 2024, subject to the department of regulatory agencies' review of the functions through its sunset review process.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Becker (D)
Duran (D)
Senate:
Coram (R)
Sonnenberg (R)
Passed/Signed into Law
04/02/2018 - Governor Signed
03/29/2018 - Sent to the Governor
03/29/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
SB18-013 - Expand Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act

Current law creates an annual appropriation to provide lunches at no charge to children in state-subsidized early childhood education programs administered by public schools or in kindergarten through fifth grade who would otherwise have to pay for a reduced-price lunch.

The bill extends the grade of eligibility to eighth grade in schools that elect to participate in the expanded program.

The bill authorizes an annual appropriation, including a cap on the amount of the annual appropriation, to cover the expanded grades of eligible children.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate:
Fields (D)
Gardner (R)
Passed/Signed into Law
05/29/2018 - Governor Signed
05/17/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/17/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
SB18-022 - Clinical Practice For Opioid Prescribing

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee. The bill restricts the number of opioid pills that a health care practitioner, including physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, and veterinarians, may prescribe for an initial prescription to a seven-day supply and allows each health care practitioner to exercise discretion to include a second fill for a seven-day supply, unless, in the judgment of the practitioner, the patient:

 

  • Has chronic pain that typically lasts longer than 90 days or past the time of normal healing, as determined by the podiatrist, or following transfer of care from another podiatrist who prescribed an opioid to the patient;
  • Has been diagnosed with cancer and is experiencing cancer-related pain; or
  • Is experiencing post-surgical pain that, because of the nature of the procedure, is expected to last more than 14 days.

Additionally, an advanced practice nurse may prescribe a refill if the patient is undergoing palliative or hospice care. The restrictions repeal on September 1, 2021.

Current law allows health care practitioners and other individuals to query the prescription drug monitoring program (program). The bill requires health care practitioners to indicate his or her specialty or practice area upon the initial query and to query the program prior to prescribing the second fill for an opioid unless the person receiving the prescription meets certain requirements.

The bill requires the department of public health and environment to report to the general assembly its findings from studies regarding the prescription drug monitoring program conducted pursuant to a federal grant program.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Pettersen (D)
Kennedy ()
Senate:
Aguilar (D)
Passed/Signed into Law
05/21/2018 - Governor Signed
05/16/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/16/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
SB18-050 - Free-standing Emergency Facility As Safe Haven

The bill expands Colorado's safe haven laws to include staff members of community clinic emergency centers as persons allowed to take temporary physical custody of infants 72 hours old or younger when the infant is voluntarily surrendered by its parent or parents.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Coleman (D)
Catlin (R)
Senate:
Smallwood (R)
Passed/Signed into Law
03/07/2018 - Governor Signed
03/02/2018 - Sent to the Governor
03/01/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
SB18-071 - Extend Substance Abuse Trend And Response Task Force

The state substance abuse trend and response task force is scheduled to be repealed effective July 1, 2018. The bill extends the repeal for 10 years to September 1, 2028.

The bill appropriates $3,000 from the substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment cash fund to pay for expenses of the task force.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Esgar (D)
Senate:
Crowder (R)
Passed/Signed into Law
04/26/2018 - Governor Signed
04/20/2018 - Sent to the Governor
04/20/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
SB18-076 - Ban Vote Trading

The bill makes it a misdemeanor criminal offense for a person to trade a vote or offer to trade a vote with another elector in this state or a person in another state in exchange for the other person's vote for or against a particular candidate, ballot issue, or ballot question.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Melton (D)
Senate:
Lundberg (R)
Passed/Signed into Law
05/04/2018 - Governor Signed
04/26/2018 - Sent to the Governor
04/26/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
SB18-086 - Cyber Coding Cryptology For State Records

The chief information security officer in the governor's office of information technology (OIT), the director of OIT, the department of state, and the executive director of the department of regulatory agencies are required to take certain actions to protect state records containing trusted sensitive and confidential information from criminal, unauthorized, or inadvertent manipulation or theft.

The chief information security officer is required to:

 

  • Identify, assess, and mitigate cyber threats to state government;
  • Annually collect information from all public agencies to assess the nature of threats to data systems and the potential risks and civil liabilities from the theft or inadvertent release of such information;
  • In coordination and partnership with specified agencies, boards, and councils, annually assess the data systems of each public agency for the benefits and costs of adopting and applying distributed ledger technologies such as blockchains;
  • Develop and maintain a series of metrics to identify, assess, and monitor each public agency data system for its platform descriptions, vulnerabilities, risks, liabilities, appropriate employee access control, and the benefits and costs of adopting encryption and distributed ledger technologies.

The director of OIT is required to consider the annual metrics from the office of the chief information security officer to recommend programs, contracts, and upgrades of data systems that have good cost-benefit potential or return on investment. In addition, OIT and the office of the chief information security officer are required to consider developing public-private partnerships and contracts to allow capitalization of encryption technologies while protecting intellectual property rights.

The department of state is required to consider research, development, and implementation for encryption and data integrity techniques, including distributed ledger technologies such as blockchains. The department of state is required to consider using distributed ledger technologies when accepting business licensing records and when distributing department of state data to other departments and agencies.

The executive director of the department of regulatory agencies or the director's designee is required to consider secure encryption methods, including distributed ledger technologies, to protect against falsification, create visibility to identify external hacking threats, and to improve internal data security.

In addition, the bill specifies that institutions of higher education may include distributed ledger technologies within their curricula and research and development activities.

The bill also specifies that the university of Colorado at Colorado Springs and any nonprofit organization with which the university has a partnership may consider:

 

  • Encouraging coordination with the United States department of commerce and the national institute of standards and technologies to develop the capability to act as a Colorado in-state center of excellence on cybersecurity advice and national institute of standards and technologies standards;
  • Studying efforts to protect privacy of personal identifying information maintained within distributed ledger programs, ensuring that programs make all attempts to follow best practices for privacy, and providing advice to all program stakeholders on the requirement to maintain privacy in accordance with required regulatory bodies and governing standards; and
  • Encouraging the use of distributed ledger technologies, such as blockchains, within their proposed curricula for public sector education.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

     

House:
Ginal (D)
Rankin (R)
Senate:
Lambert (R)
Williams (D)
Passed/Signed into Law
05/30/2018 - Governor Signed
05/16/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/16/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
SB18-087 - In-state Tuition Foreign Nationals Settled In Colorado

The bill contains a legislative declaration about the circumstances facing special immigrants and refugees and the benefit of access to education. The bill grants eligibility for in-state tuition status to refugees and special immigrants admitted to the United States pursuant to federal law who have settled in Colorado.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Michaelson Jenet (D)
Winter (D)
Senate:
Fenberg (D)
Passed/Signed into Law
04/12/2018 - Governor Signed
04/09/2018 - Sent to the Governor
04/06/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
SB18-088 - Taxation Of Retail Marijuana Sales

Before the enactment of Senate Bill 17-267, the state levied 2 sales taxes on retail marijuana sales: The 2.9% general state sales tax levied pursuant to article 26 of title 39, C.R.S., and the retail marijuana sales tax, a 10% special sales tax levied on retail marijuana sales only pursuant to article 28.8 of title 39, C.R.S. Senate Bill 17-267 increased the total rate of state sales tax levied on retail marijuana sales, as authorized by prior voter approval, by exempting retail marijuana sales from the 2.9% general state sales tax and increasing the rate of the retail marijuana sales tax from 10% to 15%, effective July 1, 2017.

Because enabling statutes specify that the regional transportation district (RTD), the scientific and cultural facilities district (SCFD), and health services districts (HSD) may levy sales tax only on transactions upon which the state levies sales tax 'pursuant to the provisions of article 26 of title 29, C.R.S.,' the exemption of retail marijuana sales from the general state sales tax had the unintended consequence of exempting such sales from RTD, SCFD, and HSD sales taxes even though the state continues to levy the retail marijuana sales tax pursuant to article 28.8 of title 39, C.R.S. In addition, other statutes that empower certain special districts and authorities to levy sales taxes only upon transactions upon which the state levies sales tax, but do not specifically reference article 26, are sufficiently ambiguous that they could be interpreted to no longer authorize those special districts to levy sales tax on retail marijuana sales.

The bill clarifies that:

 

  • Retail marijuana sales remain subject to the sales taxes of the RTD, SCFD, and HSD and any other sales taxes that limited purpose governmental entities levied on retail marijuana sales before July 1, 2017; and
  • A special district or other limited purpose governmental entity that was not levying sales tax on retail marijuana before July 1, 2017, may not levy sales tax on retail marijuana sales.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

     

House:
Becker (D)
Senate:
Gardner (R)
Passed/Signed into Law
02/22/2018 - Governor Signed
02/21/2018 - Sent to the Governor
02/21/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
SB18-090 - Terminology Referencing "Rights Of Married Women"

Statutory Revision Committee. The bill modernizes the language in statutory sections concerning the 'rights of married women' to be inclusive of married men and women.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Hooton (D)
Senate:
Zenzinger (D)
Passed/Signed into Law
03/29/2018 - Governor Signed
03/26/2018 - Sent to the Governor
03/26/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
SB18-091 - Modernize Behavioral Health Terminology

Statutory Revision Committee. The bill is a follow-up and clean-up to Senate Bill 17-242, which updated and modernized terminology in the Colorado Revised Statutes related to behavioral health, including mental health disorders, alcohol use disorders, and substance use disorders.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Thurlow (R)
Senate:
Passed/Signed into Law
03/15/2018 - Governor Signed
03/12/2018 - Sent to the Governor
03/12/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
SB18-101 - Colorado State University Global Campus Student Admission Criteria

Under existing law, Colorado state university - global campus is prohibited from admitting first-time freshman baccalaureate students who reside in Colorado and who are under 23 years of age. The bill removes that prohibition.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Hamner (D)
Van Winkle (R)
Senate:
Holbert (R)
Todd (D)
Passed/Signed into Law
03/22/2018 - Governor Signed
03/12/2018 - Sent to the Governor
03/12/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
Postponed Indefinitely
Summary Sponsors Status
HB18-1001 - FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program

The bill creates the family and medical leave insurance (FAMLI) program in the division of family and medical leave insurance (division) in the department of labor and employment to provide partial wage-replacement benefits to an eligible individual who takes leave from work to care for a new child or a family member with a serious health condition or who is unable to work due to the individual's own serious health condition.

Each employee in the state will pay a premium determined by the director of the division by rule, which premium is based on a percentage of the employee's yearly wages and must not initially exceed .99%. The premiums are deposited into the family and medical leave insurance fund from which family and medical leave benefits are paid to eligible individuals. The director may also impose a solvency surcharge by rule if determined necessary to ensure the soundness of the fund. The division is established as an enterprise, and premiums paid into the fund are not considered state revenues for purposes of the taxpayer's bill of rights (TABOR).

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Winter (D)
Gray (D)
Senate:
Donovan (D)
Fields (D)
Postponed Indefinitely
04/30/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
04/20/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/16/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
HB18-1009 - Diabetes Drug Pricing Transparency Act 2018

The bill creates the 'Diabetes Drug Pricing Transparency Act of 2018'. The state board of health is responsible for implementing the act. Drug manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers, insurers, and pharmacies must submit annual reports to the state board regarding prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes. The state board analyzes the submitted information and publishes a report. The state board may impose penalties on drug manufacturers or pharmacy benefit managers who do not comply with reporting requirements. Nonprofit organizations advocating for patients with diabetes or funding diabetes medical research that receive contributions from certain diabetes drug manufacturers must annually report those contributions.

$287,602 is appropriated from the general fund to the department of public health and environment to implement the act. $10,656 of this amount is reappropriated to the department of law for legal services to the department of public health and environment.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Roberts (D)
Senate:
Donovan (D)
Postponed Indefinitely
05/02/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
04/23/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/20/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
HB18-1014 - Social Studies Assessment In High Schools

The bill removes the requirement that the state assessment in social studies be administered in high school.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

 

House:
Buck (R)
Senate:
Postponed Indefinitely
02/28/2018 - House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
02/05/2018 - House Committee on Education Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
01/10/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
HB18-1015 - Repeal Ammunition Magazine Prohibition

The bill repeals statutory provisions:

 

  • Prohibiting the possession of certain ammunition magazines; and
  • Requiring each of certain ammunition magazines that are manufactured in Colorado on or after July 1, 2013, to include a permanent stamp or marking indicating that the magazine was manufactured or assembled after July 1, 2013.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

     

House:
Humphrey (R)
Saine (R)
Senate:
Hill (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
02/21/2018 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
01/10/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
HB18-1016 - Honor The Service Of The Seabees

The bill creates the Seabees license plate. In addition to the standard motor vehicle fees, the plate requires 2 one-time fees of $25. One fee is credited to the highway users tax fund and the other to a fund that provides licensing services. $1,918 is appropriated to the division of motor vehicles from the license plate cash fund to implement the bill.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Danielson (D)
Senate:
Fields (D)
Postponed Indefinitely
03/20/2018 - Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
03/12/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
03/05/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
HB18-1030 - Prohibit Discrimination Labor Union Participation

The bill prohibits an employer from requiring any person, as a condition of employment, to become or remain a member of a labor organization or to pay dues, fees, or other assessments to a labor organization or to a charity organization or other third party in lieu of the labor organization. Any agreement that violates these prohibitions or the rights of an employee is void.

The bill creates civil and criminal penalties for violations and authorizes the attorney general and the district attorney in each judicial district to investigate alleged violations and take action against a person believed to be in violation. The bill states that all-union agreements are unfair labor practices.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

House:
Everett (R)
Senate:
Neville (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
01/24/2018 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
01/10/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
HB18-1037 - Concealed Handguns On School Grounds

With certain exceptions, current law limits the authority of a person who holds a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun by prohibiting a permit holder from carrying a concealed handgun on public elementary, middle, junior high, or high school grounds. The bill removes this limitation.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

 

House:
Neville (R)
Senate:
Neville (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
02/21/2018 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
01/10/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
HB18-1054 - Affordable Housing Plastic Shopping Bag Tax

Contingent on prior voter approval, if a store that meets certain criteria provides any plastic shopping bags to a customer, then the store is required to collect a tax of 25 cents from the customer. The tax is the same regardless of the number of bags provided as part of a transaction, but does not apply if the customer is enrolled in the federal supplemental nutrition assistance program. The store is required to remit the tax revenue to the department of revenue (department) after keeping 1% of the taxes to cover the store's collection and remittance expenses. The department may require a store to make returns and payments electronically.

To comply with the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR), a ballot issue about the plastic shopping bag tax is referred to the voters at the November 2018 election. If the voters reject the tax, then the entire article containing the tax is repealed. If the voters approve the tax, then the tax will be imposed beginning January 1, 2019.

The tax revenue is deposited in the general fund via the old age pension fund. Then, an amount equal to the department's administrative expenses is transferred to the newly created plastic shopping bag tax administration cash fund and the remainder of the tax revenue is deposited in the housing development grant fund. The division of housing in the department of local affairs is required to use the money in the housing development grant fund for the existing purposes of the fund, which is to improve, preserve, or expand the supply of affordable housing in Colorado.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

House:
Rosenthal (D)
Senate:
Court (D)
Postponed Indefinitely
01/31/2018 - House Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
01/10/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government + Finance + Appropriations
HB18-1058 - Financial Assistance For County Jails And Courts

County Courthouse and County Jail Funding and Overcrowding Solutions Interim Study Committee. Current law tasks the underfunded courthouse facility cash fund commission to evaluate grant applications and issue grants to counties for underfunded courthouse facilities through master planning services, matching funds or leverage grant funding opportunities, or for addressing emergency needs due to the imminent closure of a court facility.

The bill changes the name of the commission and the fund and expands the responsibilities of the commission to include jails in addition to court facilities. Additionally, the bill allows grants to be issued for up to 50% of a county's annual voter-approved debt service on any county-approved financing of the construction or remodeling costs of a court or jail facility. The bill also creates a low-interest loan program to be administered by the commission whereby counties may apply for low-interest loans to finance the capital construction or remodeling costs of a court or jail facility.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

 

House:
Beckman (R)
Senate:
Coram (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
03/08/2018 - House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
01/10/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary + Finance
HB18-1059 - Require 911 Call

The bill establishes a crime if a person knows or should know that another person is in need of emergency assistance and fails to call 911 or use another means to summon assistance.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

House:
Wilson (R)
Senate:
Postponed Indefinitely
02/06/2018 - House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
01/10/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
HB18-1062 - Sales Tax On Retail Marijuana

On March 1, 2018, the bill repeals the general state sales tax exemption for sales of retail marijuana and reduces the retail marijuana sales tax by 2.9% from 15% to 12.1%. With the repeal of the state exemption, sales of retail marijuana will automatically be subject to the sales tax levied by a limited purpose governmental entity whose sales tax authority is the same as the state.

Currently, statutory municipalities and counties are authorized to create an exemption for sales of retail marijuana that are exempt from the state general sales tax. Along with the repeal of the state exemption, this contingent authority is repealed.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

House:
Lebsock (D)
Senate:
Postponed Indefinitely
02/07/2018 - House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
01/10/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
HB18-1067 - Right To Rest Act

The bill creates the 'Colorado Right to Rest Act', which establishes basic rights for persons experiencing homelessness, including, but not limited to, the right to use and move freely in public spaces, to rest in public spaces, to eat or accept food in any public space where food is not prohibited, to occupy a legally parked vehicle, and to have a reasonable expectation of privacy of one's property. The bill does not create an obligation for a provider of services for persons experiencing homelessness to provide shelter or services when none are available.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

 

House:
Melton (D)
Salazar (D)
Senate:
Postponed Indefinitely
03/14/2018 - House Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely
01/10/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
HB18-1068 - Eliminate Registered In Naturopathic Doctor Title

Current law requires a naturopathic doctor to use the term 'registered' in the doctor's title. The bill changes the titles that naturopathic doctors may use by eliminating the word 'registered'.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Ginal (D)
Landgraf (R)
Senate:
Crowder (R)
Coram (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
02/26/2018 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
02/12/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
01/30/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
HB18-1072 - Red Light Camera Repeal

The bill repeals the authorization for the state, a county, a city and county, or a municipality to use automated vehicle identification systems (including red light cameras) to identify violators of traffic regulations and issue citations based on photographic evidence and creates a prohibition on such activity.

The bill repeals the authorization for the department of public safety to use an automated vehicle identification system to detect speeding violations within a highway maintenance, repair, or construction zone.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

House:
Humphrey (R)
Senate:
Neville (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
02/14/2018 - House Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
01/10/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
HB18-1074 - Deadly Force Against Intruder At A Business

The bill extends the right to use deadly force against an intruder under certain conditions to include owners, managers, and employees of a business.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

 

House:
Everett (R)
Senate:
Marble (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
02/21/2018 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
01/16/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
HB18-1082 - A Woman's Right To Accurate Health Care Information

The bill ensures that women are fully and accurately informed about their personal medical conditions regarding their pregnancies and health care options. Current medical procedures already use ultrasound technology to provide information regarding the gestational age of a child in utero. The bill ensures that a woman has the opportunity to see or forego seeing her ultrasound. The bill gives the woman a choice between an abdominal or vaginal ultrasound. The bill allows a woman the opportunity to find a provider of ultrasound technology that will provide the service free of charge. The bill requires that a woman be given full and accurate information regarding her abortion. The bill describes the information that the physician performing the abortion provides to the woman and gives the woman an opportunity to sign or refuse to sign a receipt of information. The bill requires the abortion provider to provide certain information to the woman at least 24 hours prior to performing an abortion.

The bill creates a civil right of action for noncompliance with the requirements, making a physician's noncompliance with the requirements unprofessional conduct and making a violation of the requirements a crime.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

 

House:
Saine (R)
Senate:
Marble (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
02/22/2018 - House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely
01/17/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
HB18-1085 - Health Effects Industrial Wind Turbines

The bill requires the department of public health and environment to research and compile information on the health effects of noise and stray voltage from industrial wind energy turbines on humans and animals. The department must report research results to the general assembly by January 1, 2020, and present the report to a joint legislative committee of reference. The research and reporting requirements are repealed July 1, 2020.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

House:
Lundeen (R)
Senate:
Postponed Indefinitely
02/08/2018 - House Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
01/18/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
HB18-1088 - Funding For Full-day Kindergarten

Under existing law, the 'Public School Finance Act of 1994' funds kindergarten students as half-day pupils plus the supplemental kindergarten enrollment, which is an additional .08 of a full-day pupil. The bill increases the supplemental kindergarten enrollment for the 2018-19 budget year and each budget year thereafter to .16 of a full-day pupil. The bill specifies the intent of the general assembly to continue increasing the supplemental kindergarten enrollment each budget year until students enrolled in kindergarten are funded as full-day pupils in the 2023-24 budget year.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

 

House:
Wilson (R)
Senate:
Postponed Indefinitely
05/07/2018 - House Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
02/12/2018 - House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
01/18/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
HB18-1097 - Patient Choice Of Pharmacy

The bill prohibits a carrier that offers or issues a health benefit plan that covers pharmaceutical services, including prescription drug coverage, or a pharmacy benefit management firm managing those benefits for a carrier, from:

 

  • Limiting or restricting a covered person's ability to select a pharmacy or pharmacist of the covered person's choice if certain conditions are met;
  • Imposing a copayment, fee, or other cost-sharing requirement for selecting a pharmacy of the covered person's choosing;
  • Imposing other conditions on a covered person, pharmacist, or pharmacy that limit or restrict a covered person's ability to use a pharmacy of the covered person's choosing; or
  • Denying a pharmacy or pharmacist the right to participate in any of its pharmacy network contracts in this state or as a contracting provider in this state if the pharmacy or pharmacist has a valid license in Colorado and the pharmacy or pharmacist agrees to specified conditions.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

     

House:
Catlin (R)
Danielson (D)
Senate:
Coram (R)
Todd (D)
Postponed Indefinitely
03/19/2018 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
03/12/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
02/23/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
HB18-1106 - Minimum Wage Requirement Waiver

Current law establishes and requires an annual adjustment of the minimum wage for certain employees. The bill allows an applicant for employment or an employee to negotiate a different wage that is agreeable to the employer and the applicant or employee. The bill requires employers to post a notice of the right to negotiate wages.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

House:
Williams (R)
Senate:
Postponed Indefinitely
01/24/2018 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
01/18/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
HB18-1110 - Colorado Constitutional Right

The bill prohibits the state or a state agency, or an employee or personnel of the state or a state agency while acting in an official capacity, from aiding or assisting a federal agency in:

  • Arresting a Colorado citizen or person lawfully present in Colorado for committing an act in Colorado that is a Colorado constitutional right; or
  • Violating a Colorado constitutional right of a Colorado citizen or a person lawfully present in Colorado.

The bill does not prohibit the state, an agency of the state, or an employee or personnel of the state or a state agency from participating in an investigation until it is recognized that the action being investigated is a Colorado constitutional right.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

House:
Lebsock (D)
Senate:
Postponed Indefinitely
02/01/2018 - House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
01/19/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
HB18-1113 - Small Business Regulatory Reform

The bill enacts the 'Regulatory Reform Act of 2018'. Section 2 of the bill makes legislative declarations about the importance of businesses with 100 or fewer employees to the Colorado economy and the difficulty these types of businesses have in complying with new administrative rules that are not known or understood by these businesses.

Section 3 defines 'new rule' as any regulatory requirement in existence for less than one year prior to its enforcement by a state agency, and 'minor violation' as any violation of a new rule by a business with 100 or fewer employees where the violation is minor in nature, involving record-keeping or other issues that do not affect the safety of the public. Section 3 provides exceptions from the definition of 'minor violation' for certain types of rules.

For the first minor violation of a new rule by a business of 100 or fewer employees, section 4 requires a state agency to issue a written warning and engage the business in educational outreach as to the methods of complying with the new rule. Section 3 requires state agencies to make information on new rules available and allows this information to be made available in electronic form.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

House:
Neville (R)
Senate:
Neville (R)
Marble (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
02/14/2018 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
01/19/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
HB18-1118 - Create Health Care Legislative Review Committee

The bill recreates the former health care task force, renamed as the statewide health care review committee, to study health care issues that affect Colorado residents throughout the state. The committee consists of the members of the house of representatives committees on health, insurance, and environment and on public health care and human services and the senate committee on health and human services. The committee is permitted to meet up to 2 times during the interim between legislative sessions, including 2 field trips.

For the 2018-19 fiscal year, the bill appropriates $23,951 from the general fund to the legislative department to implement the bill.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Ginal (D)
Beckman (R)
Senate:
Aguilar (D)
Crowder (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
04/02/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
03/26/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/21/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
HB18-1124 - General Assembly Legislative Aides

The bill permits each member of the general assembly to employ one full-time legislative aide to assist the member with his or her legislative duties and functions. With the exception of a constituent or legislative stakeholder meeting with a legislator, a legislative aide is required to perform all of his or her work at the capitol complex facilities.

The executive committee of the legislative council is required to establish the annual salaries for legislative aides that are not less than $28,000, adjusted for inflation. The general assembly shall annually appropriate money that is sufficient for each member of the general assembly to employ a full-time legislative aide. The appropriation must be in a separate line item to the legislative department.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

 

House:
Hansen (D)
Senate:
Postponed Indefinitely
05/04/2018 - House Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
01/19/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
HB18-1127 - Residential Landlord Rental Application

The bill:

 

  • Limits the fee to cover a landlord's costs for a personal reference check or for obtaining a consumer credit report or tenant screening report;
  • Requires a landlord to provide each prospective tenant with written notice of the landlord's tenant selection criteria and the grounds upon which a rental application may be denied before accepting an application or collecting an application fee; and
  • Requires a landlord to provide a prospective tenant with an adverse action notice if the landlord takes adverse action on a prospective tenant after reviewing the prospective tenant's rental application.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

     

House:
Jackson (D)
Kennedy ()
Senate:
Fenberg (D)
Postponed Indefinitely
03/14/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
03/05/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Business, Labor, & Technology + Finance
02/26/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
HB18-1157 - Increased Reporting Oil And Gas Incidents

Section 1 of the bill requires oil and gas operators to file written reports with the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission and other affected stakeholders for each major and minor 'reportable event'. Operators must also give oral notice of major reportable events.

A 'major reportable event' includes an incident involving:

 

  • The unauthorized release of more than 25 barrels of oil, produced water, oilfield chemicals, or exploration and production waste; and
  • The unauthorized flaring, venting, or wasting of:
  • More than 500,000 cubic feet of gas at any drilling or producing well site or at any injection or disposal facility; or
  • More than 1,500,000 cubic feet of gas at any transportation, gathering, or processing facility;
  • A fire that consumes at least these volumes of liquid or gas;
  • A spill, venting, or fire, regardless of the volume involved, that occurs within 500 feet of:
  • A sensitive area, as that term is defined by rule; or
  • A park, recreation site, wildlife refuge, lake, reservoir, stream, or urban or suburban area;
  • An accident that involves a fatal injury;
  • A blowout or loss of control of a well; and
  • An uncontrolled release of gas containing 100 or more parts per million of hydrogen sulfide.

A 'minor reportable event' includes an incident involving:

 

  • The unauthorized release of more than 5 barrels and up to 25 barrels of oil, produced water, oilfield chemicals, or exploration and production waste;
  • The unauthorized flaring, venting, or wasting of more than 50,000 cubic feet and up to 500,000 cubic feet of gas at a drilling or producing well site or at an injection or disposal facility;
  • The unauthorized venting or wasting of more than 50,000 cubic feet and up to 1,500,000 cubic feet of gas at a transportation, gathering, or processing facility;
  • Any uncontrolled fire or explosion; and
  • An accident involving serious bodily injury.

The commission will post the reports, notifications, and an annual summary on its website in a database that is searchable by operator, location, type of event, date, and other criteria established by the commission.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Becker (D)
Singer (D)
Senate:
Fenberg (D)
Postponed Indefinitely
04/19/2018 - Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
04/09/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
04/09/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
HB18-1177 - Youth Suicide Prevention

The bill strongly encourages the office of suicide prevention (office) in the department of public health and environment (department) to work with appropriate entities to develop and implement a plan to provide access to training programs related to youth suicide prevention for people who regularly interact with youth but who are not in a profession that typically provides such training opportunities, such as camp counselors, recreation center employees, youth group leaders, clergy, and parents. The office is required to contract with a Colorado nonprofit organization to offer such training through an existing statewide coordinated model. Classes and programs offered by the approved nonprofit organizations must be evidence-based and culturally sensitive, in both English and Spanish, and free to the public. The department shall reimburse the approved nonprofit organization for any direct or indirect costs associated with such classes and programs.

The age of consent for a minor to seek and obtain outpatient psychotherapy services is lowered from 15 years of age or older to 12 years of age and older. The licensed mental health provider is immune from civil or criminal liability for providing outpatient psychotherapy services unless he or she acts negligently or outside the scope of his or her practice.

The bill clarifies that the age of consent for a minor seeking inpatient psychotherapy or other inpatient mental health services without the consent of a parent or legal guardian remains 15 years of age or older.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate:
Fenberg (D)
Coram (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
05/01/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
04/23/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/20/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
HB18-1180 - Mental Health Professional Dismissed Complaint Colorado Open Records Act Access

Under current law, when a complaint against a mental health professional is dismissed, information contained in the files of a mental health professional regulatory board is exempt from disclosure under the open records law. The bill allows a mental health professional who is a respondent to a dismissed complaint to access the information contained in the division of professions and occupations's and applicable regulatory boards' files. The names of the respondent's clients and other recipients of services, and any other information that would identify an individual person, must be redacted from the information provided to the respondent.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Melton (D)
Senate:
Smallwood (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
03/21/2018 - Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely
03/05/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
02/27/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
HB18-1182 - Statewide System For Advance Directives

Not more than 30 days after receiving at least $750,000 in gifts, grants, and donations for the purpose of creating and administering a statewide electronic system (system) that allows medical professionals and individuals to upload and access advance directives, the department of public health and environment shall create such a system. 'Advance directive' means:

 

  • A declaration as to medical treatment;
  • A medical durable power of attorney;
  • A directive relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
  • A medical orders for scope of treatment form;
  • A designated beneficiary agreement; or
  • Any legal form of these types that has been properly executed in another state in accordance with the laws of that state.

The department shall contract with one or more health information organization networks for the administration and maintenance of the system during the next year. On or before November 1, 2018, the department shall promulgate rules to administer the system.

The system is repealed, effective September 1, 2028. Prior to such repeal, the department of regulatory agencies shall perform a sunset review of the system.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

 

House:
Ginal (D)
Landgraf (R)
Senate:
Court (D)
Coram (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
03/29/2018 - House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely
02/02/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
SB18-017 - Determinate Sentence For Indeterminate Sex Offense

Sentencing in the Criminal Justice System Interim Study Committee. Currently, a court is required to sentence certain sex offenders to an indeterminate sentence that is a maximum of the sex offender's life. The bill allows the court to choose either the indeterminate sentence or a determinate sentence in those cases. The bill addresses the factors related to punishment and treatment that a court must consider when deciding between an indeterminate or a determinate sentence. The court must specify its reasons on the record for choosing either a determinate or an indeterminate sentence.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

House:
Senate:
Lundberg (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
02/12/2018 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
01/31/2018 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
01/10/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
SB18-023 - Promote Off-label Use Pharmaceutical Products

The bill allows a pharmaceutical manufacturer or its representative to promote the off-label use of a prescription drug, biological product, or device approved by the United States food and drug administration.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

House:
Ginal (D)
Senate:
Postponed Indefinitely
02/15/2018 - Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely
01/10/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
SB18-029 - Development of Marijuana Tracking Technology

The bill requires the institute of cannabis research at Colorado state university - Pueblo (institute) to develop marijuana tracking technology (technology). The technology must include an agent that is applied to a marijuana plant, marijuana product, industrial hemp, or industrial hemp product and then scanned by a device. The scan, at a minimum, would indicate whether the marijuana or hemp was cultivated, manufactured, or sold by a licensed marijuana business or registered hemp cultivator. The institute shall select a vendor to develop the technology. After the technology is developed, the state licensing authority must be satisfied that the technology provides an effective means of tracking marijuana. After the state licensing authority determines the technology is an effective means of tracking marijuana, it shall promulgate rules that require the technology to be used by licensed marijuana businesses, and the commissioner of the department of agriculture shall promulgate rules that require registered industrial hemp cultivators to use the technology. The technology that scans the marijuana must be made available to law enforcement and the department of revenue.

The bill clarifies that the gray and black market marijuana enforcement grant program could award grants to law enforcement agencies to purchase the marijuana scanning technology.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

House:
Pabon (D)
Willett (R)
Senate:
Lambert (R)
Garcia (D)
Postponed Indefinitely
02/07/2018 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
01/10/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
SB18-040 - Substance Use Disorder Harm Reduction

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee. The bill:

  • Specifies that hospitals may be used as clean syringe exchange sites ( section 1 );
  • Provides civil immunity for participants of a clean syringe exchange program ( section 1 );
  • Creates a supervised injection facility pilot program in the city and county of Denver and provides civil and criminal immunity for the approved supervised injection facility ( sections 2 through 4 );
  • Allows school districts and nonpublic schools to develop a policy by which schools are allowed to obtain a supply of opiate antagonists and school employees are trained to administer opiate antagonists to individuals at risk of experiencing a drug overdose ( sections 5 through 11 ); and
  • Requires the commission on criminal and juvenile justice to study certain topics related to sentencing for opioid-related offenses ( section 12 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)
House:
Singer (D)
Senate:
Lambert (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
02/14/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
01/10/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
SB18-048 - Protect Act Local Government Authority Oil & Gas Facilities

Section 1 of the bill specifies that the short title of the act is the 'Protect Act'.

Current law specifies that local governments have powers, commonly called 'House Bill 1041' powers, which are a type of land use authority, over oil and gas mineral extraction areas only if the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission has designated a specific area as an area of state interest; sections 3 and 4 repeal that limitation.

Section 5 includes specific authority to regulate the siting of oil and gas facilities in counties' existing land use authority. Section 6 makes the same changes with regard to municipalities' existing land use authority.

Sections 7 and 8 specify that the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission's authority to regulate oil and gas operations, including the siting of oil and gas facilities, does not exempt an oil and gas facility from a local government's siting authority and that an oil and gas operator must ensure that the location of an oil and gas facility complies with city, town, county, or city and county siting regulations.

Sections 5, 6, and 8 specify that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the governing body of a municipality and a board of county commissioners may, in order to protect the public safety, health, and welfare of the citizens of the local government, plan, zone, and refuse to allow oil and gas operations.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

House:
Foote (D)
Senate:
Jones (D)
Postponed Indefinitely
01/29/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
01/10/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
SB18-049 - Use Of Mobile Electronic Devices While Driving

Current law prohibits the use of wireless telephones while driving for individuals who are younger than 18 years of age. The bill:

  • Extends the prohibition to drivers of all ages;
  • Increases the penalty for minor drivers from $50 per violation to $300 per violation, to match the penalty that currently applies to adult drivers;
  • Extends the existing prohibition of the use of wireless telephones to include all mobile electronic devices;
  • Creates an exception to the prohibition of the use of mobile electronic devices for adult drivers who use a mobile electronic device through the use of a hands-free device; and
  • Repeals a sentence enhancement for a violation that causes a bodily injury or death.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)
House:
Melton (D)
Senate:
Court (D)
Postponed Indefinitely
01/24/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
01/10/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
SB18-052 - Repeal Ammunition Magazine Prohibition

The bill repeals statutory provisions:

 

  • Prohibiting the possession of certain ammunition magazines; and
  • Requiring each of certain ammunition magazines that are manufactured in Colorado on or after July 1, 2013, to include a permanent stamp or marking indicating that the magazine was manufactured or assembled after July 1, 2013.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

     

House:
Humphrey (R)
Saine (R)
Senate:
Hill (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
04/25/2018 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
04/03/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/29/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
SB18-053 - Primary Offense For No Safety Belt

Current law requires every driver of and every front-seat passenger in a motor vehicle equipped with a safety belt system to wear a fastened safety belt while the motor vehicle is being operated. The bill extends this requirement to every passenger in a motor vehicle.

Current law provides that a law enforcement officer may not cite a driver of a motor vehicle for a failure to wear a safety belt unless the driver was stopped for a different alleged traffic violation. The bill repeals this limitation, allowing a law enforcement officer to stop and cite a driver solely for a failure to wear a safety belt.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

House:
Young (D)
Senate:
Court (D)
Postponed Indefinitely
01/24/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
01/10/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
SB18-058 - Failure Report Child Abuse Statute Of Limitations

The bill makes failure to report child abuse or neglect one of the crimes in which the statute of limitations begins to run upon discovery of the criminal act or the delinquent act.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

House:
Carver (R)
Senate:
Fields (D)
Postponed Indefinitely
02/14/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
02/05/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
01/11/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
SB18-061 - Reduce The State Income Tax Rate

For income tax years commencing on and after January 1, 2018, the bill reduces both the individual and the corporate state income tax rate from 4.63% to 4.43%. The bill also reduces the state alternative minimum tax by 0.2% for income tax years commencing on and after January 1, 2018.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Lawrence (R)
Senate:
Sonnenberg (R)
Grantham (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
05/02/2018 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
04/23/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/19/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
SB18-070 - Church Property Tax Exemption

Under the state constitution, property that is used solely and exclusively for religious worship is exempt from property tax, unless otherwise provided by general law. By statute, the property must be owned and used solely and exclusively for religious purposes to qualify for the exemption. The bill eliminates the ownership requirement, which is not expressly included in the state constitution, so that a property leased to a church or other organization that uses it solely and exclusively for religious purposes is exempt from property tax.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Leonard (R)
Humphrey (R)
Senate:
Neville (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
04/04/2018 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
03/13/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/08/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
SB18-080 - Wholesale Canadian Drug Importation Program

The bill creates the 'Colorado Wholesale Importation of Prescription Drugs Act', under which the department of health care policy and financing (department) must design a program to import prescription pharmaceuticals from Canada for sale to Colorado consumers. The program design must ensure both drug safety and cost savings for Colorado consumers. The department must submit the program design to the secretary of the United States department of health and human services and request the secretary's approval of the program as meeting the requirements of federal law to import Canadian pharmaceutical products.

If the secretary approves the program, the department must implement the program. The department must adopt a funding mechanism to cover the program's administrative costs, and the department must annually report on the program to the general assembly.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

House:
Lontine (D)
Senate:
Aguilar (D)
Postponed Indefinitely
02/05/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
01/31/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
01/12/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
SB18-089 - Elements Of The Crime Of Hazing

The bill amends the criminal act of hazing to include emotional and psychological, as well as physical, harm. The bill also extends the crime of hazing to actions involving adult organizations and those actions that occur on public or private property. An affirmative defense is added that provides a means for a person who is charged with hazing to attempt to prove that he or she was, at the time of the offense, also a victim of hazing and as such was forced to commit the activity that constituted hazing of another individual.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

House:
Melton (D)
Senate:
Williams (D)
Postponed Indefinitely
02/14/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
02/12/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
01/16/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
SB18-097 - Concealed Handgun Carry With No Permit

The bill allows a person who legally possesses a handgun under state and federal law to carry a concealed handgun in Colorado. A person who carries a concealed handgun under the authority created in the bill has the same carrying rights and is subject to the same limitations that apply to a person who holds a permit to carry a concealed handgun under current law, including the prohibition on the carrying of a concealed handgun on the grounds of a public elementary, middle, junior high, or high school.

The bill reduces an appropriation.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Van Winkle (R)
Senate:
Neville (R)
Postponed Indefinitely
03/21/2018 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
03/12/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/08/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
Inactive
Summary Sponsors Status
HB18-1126 - Limit Homeowners' Association Regulation Of Dogs By Size Or Breed

In the law governing common interest communities, the bill invalidates any covenant that prohibits the keeping of certain types of dogs based solely on a breed, weight, or size classification. Other regulations, such as the prevention of nuisance barking and requirements concerning the number of dogs per household and the disposal of waste, remain valid.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

 

House:
Rosenthal (D)
Senate:
Inactive
02/26/2018 - House Third Reading Lost - No Amendments
02/23/2018 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/22/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/23/2018 - No Amendments
HB18-1179 - Prohibit Price Gouging On Prescription Drugs

The bill:

 

  • Prohibits a pharmaceutical manufacturer or wholesaler from price gouging on sales of essential off-patent or generic drugs;
  • Makes the practice of price gouging a deceptive trade practice under the 'Colorado Consumer Protection Act'; and
  • Requires the state board of pharmacy and the executive director of the department of health care policy and financing to report suspected price gouging to the attorney general. The attorney general is authorized to seek subpoenas and file lawsuits with the appropriate district courts.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

     

House:
Salazar (D)
Senate:
Inactive
05/02/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 08/31/2018 - No Amendments
04/27/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/25/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/27/2018 - No Amendments
HB18-1181 - Nonresident Electors And Special Districts

Section 1 of the bill expands the definition of 'eligible elector', as used in reference of persons voting in special district elections, to include a natural person who owns, or whose spouse or civil union partner owns, taxable real or personal property situated within the boundaries of the special district or the area to be included in the special district and who has satisfied all other requirements in the bill for registering to vote in an election of a special district but who is not a resident of the state.

Section 2 prohibits a person from voting in a special district election unless that person is an eligible elector as defined by the bill. The section also requires any natural person desiring to vote at any election as an eligible elector to sign a self-affirmation that the person is an elector of the special district. The bill specifies the form the affirmation must take.

Section 3 specifies procedures by which the eligible elector who is an eligible elector in another state becomes registered to be able to vote in the special district election. This section also contains an affirmation to be executed by the voter upon completing his or her application for registration. The oath or affirmation must be notarized by the elector.

Section 3 also permits any special district organized under the laws of the state, upon passage of a resolution by the board of the district (board), to allow an elector whose eligibility has been established through the procedures specified in the bill to vote for candidates for the board of directors of the special district. The bill makes clear that no person who is designated as an eligible elector is permitted to cast a ballot at any special district election without first having been registered within the time and in the manner required by the bill. The bill only applies to a special district whose board, by resolution, permits an eligible elector who is not a resident of the state to vote in elections of the special district.

A person who is designated as an eligible elector in accordance with the bill is only permitted to vote in an election of the special district with which the person has registered and for a candidate for the board of directors of the special district who is listed on the ballot of the special district with which the elector is registered. A person who is designated as an eligible elector in accordance with the bill is only permitted to vote for candidates for the board and is not authorized to vote for any other candidates or ballot issues or ballot questions that may appear on the regular ballot of the special district.

The bill describes procedures by which an eligible elector who is a resident of another state registers to vote with the special district.

The form used to register an eligible elector under this section must contain a question asking the elector to confirm that he or she desires to receive a ballot from the special district. Unless the elector has executed the form to indicate that he or she desires to receive a ballot from the special district, the designated election official is not required to send a ballot to the elector. The special district is solely responsible for maintaining the list of nonresident owners of property within the special district who are eligible to vote in an election of the special district.

Section 4 authorizes each special district board to select, in an exercise of its own discretion and by majority vote of the board's voting members, one or more additional board members, each of whom shall serve as a nonvoting member of the board. A member of the board appointed for this purpose must be a person who is a nonresident of the state of Colorado but is otherwise eligible to cast a ballot in elections of the special district in accordance with the bill. A board with 3 members may appoint no more than one nonvoting member of the board. A board with 5 members may appoint no more than 2 nonvoting members of the board. The term of such board members is 4 years subject to renewal of one or more additional 4-year terms in the discretion of a majority of the voting members of the board. Any board member appointed for this purpose may be removed for cause at any time by a majority of the voting members of the board.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

House:
Liston (R)
Senate:
Inactive
06/01/2018 - Governor Vetoed
05/16/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/16/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
Active
Summary Sponsors Status
HB18-1136 - Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee. The bill adds residential and inpatient substance use disorder services and medical detoxification services to the Colorado medical assistance program. The benefit is limited to persons who meet nationally recognized, evidence-based level of care criteria for residential and inpatient substance use disorder treatment. The benefit will not be effective until the department of health care policy and financing (department) seeks and receives any federal authorization necessary to secure federal financial participation in the program. Prior to seeking federal approval, the department shall seek input from stakeholders regarding decisions relating to the benefit.

The department shall prepare and submit a performance review report to committees of the general assembly concerning services provided under the benefit and the effectiveness of those services. After considering the performance review report, the general assembly may enact legislation modifying or repealing the benefit.

If an enhanced residential and inpatient substance use disorder treatment and medical detoxification services benefit becomes available, managed care organizations shall reprioritize the use of money allocated from the marijuana tax cash fund to assist in providing treatment, including residential treatment, to persons who are not otherwise covered by public or private insurance.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

House:
Pettersen (D)
Senate:
Priola (R)
Active
05/18/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/18/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/17/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
SB18-094 - Behavioral Health Definition Sections

Statutory Revision Committee. The bill repeals section 27-60-102.5, Colorado Revised Statutes, which is a duplicate definitions section for general provisions related to behavioral health found in article 60 of title 27, Colorado Revised Statutes. Two separate, but substantively the same, definition sections were added by 2 separate bills in the 2017 legislative session. The bill leaves in place section 27-60-100.3, Colorado Revised Statutes, enacted by Senate Bill 17-242.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

House:
Hooton (D)
Senate:
Active
03/16/2018 - Sent to the Governor
03/15/2018 - Governor Signed
03/12/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House