2019 LEGISLATION SCORECARD

SENATE LEGISLATION

SB 19 025        INFORMATION TO STUDENTS REGARDING SAFE HAVEN LAWS   

Sponsors:       Sen. Smallwood / Rep. Hooten

Concerning providing information to public school students regarding laws that provide for the safe abandonment of newborn children.
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY: If a school district, charter school, institute charter school, or board of cooperative services (school) chooses to provide a local comprehensive health education program pursuant to article 25 of title 22, C.R.S., the school’s curriculum must include information relating to state laws that provide for the safe abandonment of newborn children to specific persons, including firefighters and clinic or hospital staff, within 72 hours of birth. 
SB 19 025 Introduced in Senate January 4, 2019 – Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs.

 

SB 19 025 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs January 23, 2019

MOTION:  Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs referred SB 19 025 as amended to Senate Committee of the Whole.

The motion passed on a vote of 5-0. CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

SB 19 025 Senate Third Reading Passed – January 31, 2019

Senate Committe of the Whole passed SB 19 025 on Third Reading with no amendments on a vote of 35–0. CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

SB 19 025 Introduced in House February 4, 2019 – Assigned to Health & Insurance

 

SB 19 025 House Committee on Health & Insurance Passed February 26, 2019

MOTION: House Committee on Health & Insurance referred Senate Bill 19-025 with no amendments to the Committee of the Whole.

The motion passed on a vote of 11-0. CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

SB 19 025 House Third Reading Passed – March 6, 2019

Senate Committee of the Whole passed SB 19 025 on Third Reading with no amendments on a vote of 65–0. CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

SB 19 025 Sent to the Governor March 15, 2019

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SB 19 069    NONPUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS                      

Sponsors: Sen. Lundeen / Rep. Wilson & Rep. Buentello

Concerning nonpublic schools’ authority to operate certain teacher development programs.
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY:Under existing law, school districts, charter schools, and the state charter school institute are permitted to operate induction programs for teachers, special services providers, principals, and administrators, and alternative licensure programs for teachers and principals who do not hold professional licenses. The bill clarifies that nonpublic schools may operate such programs.
SB 19 069 Introduced in Senate January 10, 2019 – Assigned to Education

 

SB 19 069 Senate Committee on Education January 30, 2019

MOTION: Senate Committee on Education referred SB 19 069 with no amendments  to the Senate Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.

The motion passed on a vote of 5-0. CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

SB 19 069 Senate Third Reading Passed – February 5, 2019

Senate  Committee of the Whole passed SB 19 069 on Third Reading with no amendments on a vote of 35–0. CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

SB 19 069 Introduced in House February 6, 2019 – Assigned to Education

 

SB 19 069 House Committee on Education February 21, 2019

MOTION: House Committee on Education refer Senate Bill 19-069 with no amendments to the Committee of the Whole.

The motion passed on a vote of 11-0. CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

SB 19 069 House Third Reading Passed – February 28, 2019

House Committee of the Whole Passed SB 19 069 on Third Reading  with no amendments on a vote of  64–0–1 Vacancy.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

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SB 19 182    REPEAL THE DEATH PENALTY

Sponsors: Sen. Williams & Gonzales / Rep. Arndt & Benavidez

Concerning the repeal of the death penalty by the general assembly. 
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY:The bill repeals the death penalty in Colorado for offenses charged on or after July 1, 2019, and makes conforming amendments.
SB 19 182 Introduced In Senate March 4, 2019 – Assigned to Judiciary

 

SB 19 182 Senate Committee on Judiciary March 6, 2019

MOTION: Senate Committee on Judiciary refer SB 19 182 with no amendments to the Senate Committee of the Whole.

The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

 

 

SB 19 185    PROTECTIONS FOR MINOR VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Sponsors: Sen. Fields & Sen. Lundeen / Rep. Landgraf

Concerning protections for minor human trafficking victims, and, in connection therewith, requiring a post-enactment review of the implementation of this act. 
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY: The bill clarifies definitions in the “Colorado Children’s Code” concerning victims of human trafficking of a minor for involuntary servitude and for sexual servitude.The bill creates immunity for a violation of a prostitution-related offense if probable cause exists to believe that a minor was a victim of either human trafficking of a minor for involuntary servitude or for sexual servitude.

The bill establishes an affirmative defense for all criminal violations, except class 1 felonies, if a minor proves that he or she was:

  • A victim of human trafficking of a minor for involuntary servitude or sexual servitude; and
  • Forced or coerced into engaging in the criminal acts.

The bill also requires a minor who engages in prostitution-related conduct to be referred to the county department of human or social services or the child abuse and that if a law enforcement officer encounters such a minor and there is probable cause to believe that the minor was a victim of human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude, the officer shall report the suspected violation to the county department of human or social services or the child abuse hotline.

SB 19 185 Introduced In Senate March 4, 2019 – Assigned to the Senate State Veterans & Military Affairs Committee

 

 

 

 

2019 HOUSE LEGISLATION

 

HB 19 1006 WILDFIRE MITIGATION WILDLAND-URBAN INTERFACE AREAS

Sponsors: Rep. McLachlan & Rep. Carver / Sen. Fields

Concerning measures to mitigate the effects of wildfires within wildland-urban interface areas, and, in connection therewith, creating a state grant program to promote forest management fuels reduction projects in such areas.
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY:  Wildfire Matters Review Committee. The bill creates a state grant program to be administered by the Colorado state forest service (forest service) to fund proactive forest management fuels reduction projects to reduce the impacts to life, property, and critical infrastructure caused by wildfires. To be eligible for a grant award, a grant recipient must be any one of a group of individual landowners as specified in the bill whose real property that is the subject of a grant application is located within a land area that is covered by a community wildfire protection plan. The bill specifies requirements pertaining to the evaluation of grant proposals. The forest service is to select the proposals that will receive funding, administer the grant program, and develop procedures by which applicants are to apply for grants. The bill imposes a monetary limit on the amount of a grant to be awarded and also requires a grant applicant to demonstrate an available amount of matching funds to be awarded a grant. The bill creates the forest management fuels reduction projects grant program cash fund in the state treasury. The bill requires the forest service to report annually to the general assembly on the number, location, and benefits of all projects for which a grant award is made. 
HB 19 1006 Introduced in House January 4, 2019 – Assigned to Rural Affairs & Agriculture

 

HB 19 1006 House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture March 18, 2019

MOTION: House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture referred HB 19 1006 as amended to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0. CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

 

 

HB 19 1013     CHILD CARE EXPENSES TAX CREDIT LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

Sponsors: Rep. Exum /Sen. Pettersen 

Concerning the extension of the income tax credit for child care expenses paid by a resident individual with a federal adjusted gross income of twenty-five thousand dollars or less.
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY:For income tax years prior to January 1, 2021, a resident individual who has a federal adjusted gross income of $25,000 or less may claim a refundable state income tax credit for child care expenses for the care of a dependent who is less than 13 years old. The tax credit is equal to 25% of eligible child care expenses that the individual incurred during the taxable year, up to a maximum amount of $500 for a single dependent or $1,000 for 2 or more dependents. The bill makes the tax credit permanent.
HB 19 1013 Introduced in the House January 4, 2019 – Assigned to Finance & Appropriations

 

HB 19 1013 House Committee on Finance January 24, 2019

MOTION: House Committee on Finance referred HB 19 1013 as amended to the Committee on Appropriations.

The motion passed on a vote of 10-1. CLICK HERE for the Vote

 

 

 

 

 

HB 19 1025 LIMITS ON JOB APPLICANT CRIMINAL HISTORY INQUIRIES

Sponsors: Rep. Melton & Rep. Herod / Sen. Foote and Rodriguez

Concerning the timing of an inquiry into a job applicant’s criminal history.
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY:The bill prohibits employers from:

 ! Advertising that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position;

 ! Placing a statement in an employment application that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position; or

 ! Inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history on an initial application.   An employer may obtain a job applicant’s criminal history at any time.   An employer is exempt from the restrictions on advertising and initial employment applications when:

 ! The law prohibits a person who has a particular criminal history from being employed in a particular job;

 ! The employer is participating in a program to encourage employment of people with criminal histories; or

 ! The employer is required by law to conduct a criminal history record check for the particular position.

The department of labor and employment is charged with enforcing the requirements of the bill and may issue warnings and orders of compliance for violations and, for second or subsequent violations, impose civil penalties. A violation of the restrictions does not create a private cause of action, and the bill does not create a protected class under employment anti-discrimination laws. The   department is directed to adopt rules regarding procedures for handling complaints against employers.

HB 19 1025       Introduced in the House January 4, 2019 – Assigned to Judiciary

 

HB 19 1025       House Committee on Judiciary January 29, 2019

MOTION: House Committee on Judiciary referred HB 19 1025 as amended  to the Committee on Appropriations.

The motion passed on a vote of 8-3. CLICK HERE for the Vote

 

HB 19 1025       House Committee on Appropriations February 22,2019

MOTION: House Committee on Appropriations referred HB 19 1025 as amended to the House Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 8-3. CLICK HERE for the Vote

 

HB 19 1025       House Third Reading February 28, 2019

House Committee of the Whole Passed  HB 19 1025 on House Third Reading with no amendments on a vote of  42 Yes – 22 No  – 1 Vacancy CLICK HERE for the Vote

 

HB 19 1025      Senate Committee on Judiciary March 18, 2019

MOTION: Senate Committee on Judiciary referred HB 19 1025 with no amendments to the  Senate Appropriations Committee. The motion passed  3-2  CLICK HERE for the Vote

 

 

 

HB 19 1032     COMPREHENSIVE HUMAN SEXUALITY EDUCATION

Sponsors:  Rep. Lontine / Sen. Todd & Sen, Coram

Concerning comprehensive human sexuality education, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
The CCC Opposes this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY:The bill moves provisions of the statutory legislative declaration to a nonstatutory legislative declaration.

The bill clarifies content requirements for public schools that offer comprehensive human sexuality education and prohibits instruction from explicitly or implicitly teaching or endorsing religious ideology or sectarian tenets or doctrines, using shame-based or stigmatizing language or instructional tools, employing gender norms or gender stereotypes, or excluding the relational or sexual experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender individuals.

Current law provides for a comprehensive human sexuality education grant program. The bill amends certain provisions of the grant program to:

Require the department of public health and environment to submit an annual report concerning the outcomes of the grant program indefinitely;

Add 8 representatives to the oversight entity and require membership of the oversight entity to be comprised of at least 7 members who are members of groups of people who have been or might be discriminated against;

Require grant applicants to demonstrate a need for money to implement comprehensive human sexuality education; and

Require that rural public schools or public schools that do not currently offer comprehensive human sexuality education receive priority when selecting grant applicants.

The bill provides a general appropriation of at least $1 million annually for the grant program.

The bill prohibits the state board of education from waiving the content requirements for any public school that provides comprehensive human sexuality education.

HB 19 1032 Introduced in the House January 4, 2019 – Assigned to Health & Insurance

 

HB 19 1032      House Committee on Health & Insurance January 30, 2019

Motion: House Committee on Health & Insurance referred HB 19 1032 as amended  to the House Committee on Appropriations.  The motion passed on a vote of 7-4.  CLICK HERE to for the vote

 

HB 19 1032     House Committee on Appropriations February 12, 2019

Motion: House Committee on Appropriations referred House Bill 19-1032 as amended to the House Committee of the Whole.  The motion passed on a vote of 7-4.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

HB 19 1032     House Third Reading February 19, 2019

House Committee of the Whole passed HB 19 1032 on Third Reading with no  amendments on a vote of 39 Aye – 23 No  – 2 Excused CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

 

HB 19 1042     EXTEND COURT JURISDICTION FOR VULNERABLE YOUTH

Sponsors:  Rep. Gonzales-Gutierrez / Sen. Gonzales

Concerning expanding the jurisdiction of the courts for certain vulnerable youth.
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY: The bill extends the jurisdiction of the court for guardianship proceedings and proceedings concerning the allocation of parental responsibilities for certain unmarried youth under 21 years of age who meet the requirements for such orders, as well as criteria specified in the bill, and for whom findings are sought from the court that may support an application for special immigrant juvenile classification under federal law. The bill clarifies that juvenile courts exercising jurisdiction for certain purposes may also enter findings establishing eligibility for special immigrant juvenile classification under federal law.
HB 19 1042     1/04/2019 Introduced in House – Assigned to Judiciary

 

HB 19 1042     1/24/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

MOTION: House Committee on Judiciary referred House Bill 19-1042 as amended to the House Committee of the Whole.  The motion passed on a vote of 7-4.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

HB 19 1042     1/31/2019 House Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

House Committee of the Whole passed HB 19 1042 with no amendments, on Third Reading by a vote of Aye: 39 No: 23 Excused 2.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

HB 19 1042     2/04/2019 introduced In Senate – Assigned to Judiciary

 

HB 19 1042     2/25/2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

MOTION: Senate Committee on Judiciary referred House Bill 19-1042 with no amendments to the Senate Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2 CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

HB 19 1042     3/01/2019 Senate Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

Senate Third Reading passed with no amendments on a vote of  Aye: 20 No: 12 Excused: 3  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

HB 19 1042     3/18/2019 Sent to the Governor    

 

 

 

HB 19 1051     COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY HUMAN TRAFFICKING-RELATED TRAINING

Sponsors:  Rep. Carver & Rep. McLachlan / Sen. Gardner & Sen. Ginal

Concerning human trafficking prevention training by the department of public safety.
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY: The bill requires the division of criminal justice to provide human trafficking training to law enforcement agencies and entities that provide services to human trafficking victims. The training may include:Train-the-trainer programs;

Direct trainings; and Online training programs.

The training may be provided to law enforcement agencies, organizations that provide direct services to human trafficking victims, school personnel and parents or guardians of students, and any other organization, agency, or group that would benefit from such training. The training must be developed in consultation with the Colorado human trafficking council. When considering requests for training, the division should give priority to requests from areas of the state that have limited access to training resources. Beginning in 2020, the council’s annual human trafficking report must include an update on the training provided.

The bill requires the Colorado school safety resource center to include awareness and prevention of human trafficking in the materials and training that it provides.

HB 19 1051     1/04/2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to Judiciary

 

HB 19 1051     1/17/2019 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Appropriations Committee 

MOTION: House Committee on Judiciary referred House Bill 19-1051 as amended to the House Committee on Appropriations.  The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.  CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

 

 

HB 19 1075     TAX CREDIT EMPLOYER-ASSISTED HOUSING PILOT PROGRAM

Sponsors:  Rep. Wilson / Sen. N/A

Concerning the creation of a credit against the state income tax as a pilot program to promote employer-assisted housing projects in rural areas.
The CCC Supports this Legislation
BILL SUMMARY:  As a pilot program to promote employer-assisted housing projects in rural areas, for income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2019, but prior to January 1, 2023, the bill creates a state income tax credit for a donation a taxpayer makes to a sponsor that is used solely for the costs associated with employer-assisted affordable housing in a rural area. The bill defines “sponsor” to mean the Colorado housing and finance authority, a housing authority operated by a county or municipality, a nonprofit corporation that has been designated as a community development corporation under the federal tax code, or an international, nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization whose mission is concentrated on constructing affordable housing.

The amount of the credit allowed by the bill is 20% of the approved donation amount; except that the aggregate amount of the credit awarded to any one taxpayer is limited to $400 in any one income tax year.

The bill contains additional requirements pertaining to the manner in which the taxpayer submits information to receive the tax credit. The bill also requires periodic reporting of information on the use of the tax credit.

 

HB 19 1075     Introduced in the House January 11, 2019 – Assigned to Finance

 

HB 19 1075     House Committee on Finance February 7, 2019

MOTION: House Committee on Finance referred HB 19 1075 as amended, to the House Committee on Appropriations.  The motion passed on a vote of 7-3.   CLICK HERE for the vote.

 

 

 

 

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