Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position
HB 13 – 1176

Rep. Saine
Sen. Marble

Income Tax Credits for Nonpublic Education

Concerning the creation of Income Tax Credits for Nonpublic Education

MONITOR
DESCRIPTION:

The bill establishes a private school tuition income tax credit for income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2014, that allows any
taxpayer to claim a credit when a private school issues the taxpayer a credit certificate for enrolling a dependent qualified child in the private
school or for offering a scholarship to a qualified child for enrollment inthe private school. The credit may be carried forward for 3 years but not
refunded, and the department of revenue is granted rule-making authority.
The amount of the credit is:

  • For any qualified child attending a private school on a full-time basis as described in the state board of education rules, either an amount equal to the scholarship offered to a qualified child or 50% of the previous year’s state average per pupil revenue, whichever is less; and
  • For any qualified child attending a private school on a half-time basis as described in the state board of education rules, either an amount equal to the scholarship offered to a qualified child or 25% of the previous year’s state average per pupil revenue, whichever is less. The bill establishes an income tax credit for income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2014, that allows any taxpayer who decides to home-school a qualified child to claim an income tax credit:
  • In an amount equal to $1,000 for a taxpayer who home-schools a qualified child who was enrolled on a full-time basis as described in the state board of education rules in a public school in the state prior to being home-schooled; and
  • In an amount equal to $500 for a taxpayer who home-schools a qualified child who was enrolled on a half-time basis as described in the state board of education rules in a public school in the state prior to being home-schooled.

The credit may be carried forward for 3 years but not refunded.

 

ACTIVITY:

01/31/2013 Introduced In House – Assigned to Education + Appropriations

FINAL ACTION:

02/18/2013 House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely

 

 

Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position
HB 13 – 1033

Rep. Humphrey
Sen.

Abortion Ban

Concerning a prohibition on abortion.

SUPPORT
The bill prohibits abortion and makes any violation a class 3 felony. The following are exceptions to the prohibition:
A licensed physician performs a medical procedure designed or intended to prevent the death of a pregnant mother, if the physician makes reasonable medical efforts under the circumstances to preserve both the life of the mother and the life of her unborn child in a manner consistent with conventional medical practice;

DESCRIPTION:

A licensed physician provides medical treatment to the mother that results in the accidental or unintentional injury or death to the unborn child.

The pregnant mother upon whom an abortion is performed or attempted is not subject to a criminal penalty. The sale and use of contraception is not prohibited by the bill. A conviction related to the abortion prohibition constitutes unprofessional conduct for purposes of physician licensing.

 

ACTIVITY:

01/09/2013 Introduced In House – Assigned to Health Insurance & Environment – Judiciary – Appropriations

FINAL ACTION:

02/05/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Postpone Indefinitely

 

 

Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position
HB 13 – 1066

Rep. Priola
Sen.

Preservation of Religious Freedom

Concerning the preservation of a person’s exercise of religion.

SUPPORT
DESCRIPTION:

The bill restricts a governmental entity from substantially burdening a person’s exercise of religion, even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, unless the governmental entity demonstrates that the application of the burden to the person is both essential to furthering a compelling governmental interest and is the least restrictive means of doing so. The grant of permissible state moneys, benefits, or exemptions is not a violation of the act.
A person whose exercise of religion has been burdened by a governmental entity may assert that violation as a claim or defense in any judicial or administrative proceeding and may obtain such declaratory relief or monetary damages as may be properly awarded by a court. If a person prevails in a proceeding to enforce the act, he or she may recover reasonable costs and attorney fees. If a court finds a person abused the protections of this act by filing a frivolous or fraudulent claim, that person may be assessed the governmental entity’s court costs and may be enjoined from filing further claims.

 

ACTIVITY:

01/09/2013 Introduced In House – Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
02/11/2013 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

FINAL ACTION:

Postpone Indefinitely

 

Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position
HB 13 – 1081

Rep. Duran
Sen. Todd

Human Sexuality Education

Concerning Human Sexuality Education

OPPOSE
DESCRIPTION:

The bill moves and adds language to the content standards for the instruction of comprehensive human sexuality education.
The bill creates the comprehensive human sexuality education grant program (program) in the department of public health and environment (department). An oversight entity will assess available funding opportunities and work with appropriate state departments to apply for federal and state grant moneys to fund the program. Once the program is funded, the oversight entity and the department shall work together to notify school districts, boards of cooperative services, and the state charter school institute of the program. The oversight entity will develop criteria for grant applications and for determining who will receive grant moneys and for how long.
The oversight entity shall review all of the grant applications and make recommendations to the department concerning the awarding of grants through the program. The moneys distributed through the program must only be used for the purpose of providing comprehensive human sexuality education programs that are evidence-based, culturally sensitive, medically accurate, age-appropriate, reflective of positive youth development approaches, and that comply with statutory content standards. The state board of health shall promulgate rules for the implementation of the program.
Schools that receive funding for local comprehensive health education programs are required to Implement an opt-out policy rather than an opt-in policy for comprehensive health and sexuality education programs.

 

ACTIVITY:

01/16/2013 Introduced In House – Assigned to Health, Insurance & Environment
02/07/2013 House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/15/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
02/19/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
02/20/2013 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily
02/21/2013 House Third Reading Passed
02/28/2013 Introduced In Senate – Assigned to Health & Human Services
03/07/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/12/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments
03/13/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments
03/14/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments
03/15/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
03/18/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
03/20/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments – Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/11/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments – Result was to Not Concur – Request Conference Committee
04/18/2013 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
04/19/2013 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report – Repass

 

Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position
HB 13 – 1131

Rep. Saine
Sen. Harvey

Ban Sex-selection Abortions

Concerning the prenatal sex nondiscrimination act.

SUPPORT
DESCRIPTION:

The performance of an abortion for the purposes of sex selection;
Coercion of an abortion for the purposes of sex selection;
Solicitation or acceptance of funds for the performance of an abortion for the purposes of sex selection; or
Transporting a woman into Colorado so the woman can receive an abortion for the purposes of sex selection.

ACTIVITY:

01/18/2013 Introduced In House – Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
02/27/2013 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

FINAL ACTION:

Postpone Indefinitely

 

Bill # / Sponsor (s)
Bill Title
CCC Position
HB 13 – 1017

Rep. Landgraf
Sen. Aguilar

Perinatal Bereavement Services

Concerning encouraging medical care professionals to provide perinatal bereavement services to parents who
receive a fetal anomaly diagnosis.

SUPPORT
DESCRIPTION:

WHEREAS, As prenatal diagnosis improves, increasingly more lethal fetal anomalies are diagnosed earlier in pregnancy; and
WHEREAS, Parents who receive a fetal anomaly diagnosis face difficult challenges and choices; and
WHEREAS, Currently, parents are often not informed that 6 perinatal bereavement services are an option; and
WHEREAS, Only twenty percent of parents who receive a fetal anomaly diagnosis decide to continue the pregnancy; and
WHEREAS, Perinatal bereavement services can be a source of strength and understanding for the parents as they struggle with the
diagnosis; and
WHEREAS, Perinatal bereavement services give parents control over the choices that they face; and
WHEREAS, Perinatal bereavement services help parents to aid the rest of the family in coping with and understanding the circumstances of the pregnancy; and
WHEREAS, Parents who choose to continue the pregnancy in the supportive, compassionate care of perinatal bereavement services report being emotionally and spiritually prepared for the death of their child; and
WHEREAS, Studies reveal that when given the option, at least eighty to eighty-seven percent of parents choose to continue pregnancy in the supportive environment of perinatal bereavement services; and
WHEREAS, It is important for parents who are facing a fetal anomaly diagnosis to receive information regarding perinatal bereavement services, so they can make a fully informed choice; now,
therefore,
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty-ninth General Assembly of the State of Colorado, the Senate concurring herein:
That the General Assembly encourages medical professionals who provide care to parents who receive a fetal anomaly diagnosis to provide
those parents with information regarding perinatal bereavement services.
Be It Further Resolved, That copies of this Joint Resolution be sent to Governor John Hickenlooper; Dr. Christopher Urbina, executive director of the department of public health and environment; the Colorado chapter of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; the Colorado Medical Society; the Colorado chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; and the Colorado Hospital Association.

 

ACTIVITY:

03/11/2013 Introduced In House – Assigned to
03/12/2013 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily
03/18/2013 House Third Reading Passed
03/28/2013 Introduced In Senate – Assigned to
03/28/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily
03/28/2013 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered
03/28/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
04/01/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 04/03/2013
04/03/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily
04/04/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily
04/05/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed

FINAL ACTION:

04/05/2013 Resolution Passed