HB18-1308 - Workers' Compensation Out-of-state Workers Temporarily In Colorado

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning an exemption from the "Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado" for nonresident employers whose employees are temporarily working in Colorado.

The bill establishes an exemption from the 'Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado' for an out-of-state employer whose employees are working in Colorado on a temporary basis as long as:


  • The out-of-state employer furnishes coverage under the workers' compensation laws of the state in which the employee is regularly employed, which coverage applies to the employee while working temporarily in Colorado; and
  • The out-of-state employer's home state is contiguous to Colorado, recognizes the exemption, and provides a reciprocal exemption for Colorado employees temporarily working in that state.

The home state's workers' compensation laws are the sole remedy for an out-of-state worker who is injured while working temporarily in Colorado.

The division of workers' compensation in the department of labor and employment is authorized to enter into an agreement with a contiguous state to carry out the extraterritorial application of the workers' compensation or similar law of the other state.

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


Latest update: April 30, 2018
04/30/2018 - Governor Signed
04/26/2018 - Sent to the Governor
04/26/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/26/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/19/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/18/2018 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
04/16/2018 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/03/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
04/03/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/02/2018 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/30/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/02/2018 - No Amendments
03/27/2018 - House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/20/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor