Bill # / Sponsor
Bill Title
CCC Position
 HB 19 1006

Rep. McLachlan

Rep. Carver

Sen. Fields

WILDFIRE MITIGATION WILDLAND-URBAN INTERFACE AREAS

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.

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION: 

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.

INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE        

January 4, 2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to the House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture

 

HOUSE ACTIVITY:

March 18, 2019 House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture Refer Amended to the House Committee on Appropriations

April 19, 2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House COW

April 19, 2019 House Second Reading Special Order – Passed with Amendments – Committee

April 22, 2019 House Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE

April 22, 2019 Introduced In Senate – Assigned to Appropriations

SENATE ACTIVITY:

April 24, 2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended – Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

April 24, 2019 Senate Second Reading Special Order – Passed – No Amendments

April 25, 2019 Senate Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

 

FINAL ACTION

 

 READ HB 19 1006

 

Bill # / Sponsor
Bill Title
CCC Position
 HB 19 1013

Rep. Exum

Sen. Pettersen

CHILD CARE EXPENSES TAX CREDIT LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

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.

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION: 

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.

INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

January 4, 2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to the House Committee on Finance & the House Committee on Appropriations

 

HOUSE ACTIVITY     

January 24, 2019 House Committee on Finance referred as  amended to the House Committee on Appropriations

February 12, 2019 House Committee on Appropriations Laid Over

April 12, 2019 House Committee on Appropriations referred unamended to the House Committee of the Whole.

April 12, 2019 House Second Reading Passed as Amended

April 16, 2019 House Third Reading Passed

INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE

April 16, 2019 Introduced in the Senate – Assigned to the Senate Committee on Finance

SENATE ACTIVITY:

April 23, 2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

April 24, 2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate COW

April 26, 2019 Senate Second Reading Passed – No Amendments

April 27, 2019 Senate Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

 

 

FINAL ACTION: 

 READ HB 19 1013

 

Bill # / Sponsor
Bill Title
CCC Position
 HB 19 1025

Rep. Melton

Rep. Herod

Sen. N/A

LIMITS ON JOB APPLICANT CRIMINAL HISTORY INQUIRIES

Concerning the timing of an inquiry into a job applicant’s criminal history.

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION: 

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.

INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE  

January 4, 2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to the House Committee on Judiciary

 

HOUSE ACTIVITY:     

January 29, 2019 House Committee on Judiciary referred amended to the House Committee on Appropriations

February 22, 2019 House Committee on Appropriations referred as amended, to the House Committee of the Whole.

February 26, 2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments to the House Committee of the Whole

February 28, 2019 House Third Reading Passed with No Amendments

INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE       

March 1, 2019 Introduced in the Senate – Assigned to the Senate Committee on Judiciary

SENATE ACTIVITY:

March 18, 2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary referred unamended to the Senate Committee on Appropriations

April 9, 2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Referred Unamended , to the Senate Committee of the Whole

April 11, 2019 Senate Second Reading Passed – No Amendments

April 12, 2019 Senate Third  Reading Reconsidered with No Amendments

April 12, 2019 Senate Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

 

 FINAL ACTION: 

 

 READ HB 19 1025

 

 

Bill # / Sponsor  
Bill Title
CCC Position
HB 19 1032

Rep. Lontine  

Sen. Todd 

Sen. Coram

COMPREHENSIVE HUMAN SEXUALITY EDUCATION

Concerning comprehensive human sexuality education, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

OPPOSE
 DESCRIPTION: 

 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.

INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

January 4, 2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to the House Committee on Health & Insurance

HOUSE ACTIVITY:    

January 30, 2019 House Committee on Health & Insurance referred amended to  the House Committee on Appropriations

February 12, 2019 House Committee on Appropriations referred amended to House Committee of the Whole

February 13, 2019 House Second Reading Laid Over Until February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 House Second Reading Passed with amendments 

February 19, 2019 House Third Reading Passed with no amendments

 

INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE       

February 21, 2019 Introduced in Senate – Assigned to House Committee on Health & Human Services

SENATE ACTIVITY:

February 28, 2019 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services referred as amended to the Senate Committee on Appropriations

April 23, 2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Referred Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole.

SCHEDULED: Monday, April 29, 2019 

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily

 

 FINAL ACTION: 

 READ HB 19 1032

 

 

 

Bill # / Sponsor
Bill Title
CCC Position
 HB 19 1042

Rep. Gonzales-Gutierrez

Sen. Gonzales

EXTEND COURT JURISDICTION FOR VULNERABLE YOUTH

Concerning expanding the jurisdiction of the courts for certain vulnerable youth.

SUPPORT
DESCRIPTION: 

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 who seek findings from the court that may support an application for special immigrant juvenile classification under federal law.

INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

1/04/2019 Introduced in House – Assigned to the House Committee on Judiciary

HOUSE ACTIVITY:       

January 24, 2019 House Committee on Judiciary referred as amended to the House Committee of the Whole

January 30, 2019 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments 

Janaury 31, 2019 House Third Reading Passed with no amendments

 

INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE

February 4, 2019 introduced In Senate – Assigned to the Senate Committee on Judiciary

SENATE ACTIVITY:    

February 25, 2019 Senate Committee on Judiciary referred unamended to the Senate Committee of the Whole

February 28, 2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with no amendments

March 1, 2019 Senate Third Reading Passed with no amendments

March 15, 2019 Signed by the Speaker of the House

March 18, 2019 Signed by the President of the Senate

March 18, 2019 Sent to the Governor

 

FINAL ACTION: 

MARCH 28, 2019 GOVERNOR SIGNED IN TO LAW

 

 READ THE FINAL ACT HB 19 1042

 

 

Bill # / Sponsor    
Bill Title
CCC Position
 HB 19 1051

Rep. Carver 

Rep. McLachlan

Sen.Gardner  

Sen. Ginal

COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY HUMAN TRAFFICKING-RELATED TRAINING

Concerning human trafficking prevention training by the department of public safety.

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION: 

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.

INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE      

January 4, 2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to the House Committee on Judiciary

HOUSE ACTIVITY:     

January 17, 2019 House Committee on Judiciary referred as amended to the House Committee on Appropriations

April 16, 2019 House Committee on Appropriations referred as amended to the House Committee of the Whole

April 16, 2019 House Second Reading Special Order  – Passed as amended

April 17, 2019 House Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE      

April 17, 2019 Introduced in the Senate – Assigned to Judiciary

SENATE ACTIVITY:

April 24, 2019 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments

April 25, 2019 Senate Third Reading Passed  – No Amendments

4/27/2019 House Considered Senate Amendments – Result was to Laid Over Daily

SCHEDULED

Monday, April 29, 2019 House Considered Senate Amendments

 

 FINAL ACTION: 

 READ  HB 19 1051

 

Bill # / Sponsor
Bill Title
CCC Position
HB 19 1075

 Rep. Wilson  

 Sen. N/A

TAX CREDIT EMPLOYER-ASSISTED HOUSING PILOT PROGRAM

Concerning the creation of a credit against the state income tax as a pilot program to promote employer-assisted housing projects in rural areas.

 

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION: 

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.

INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

January 11, 2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to the House Committee on Finance.

HOUSE ACTIVITY:

February 7, 2019 House Committee on  Finance referred as amended to the Committee on Appropriations.

 

SCHEDULED

House Committee on Appropriations Not Scheduled

 

 FINAL ACTION: 

 READ  HB 19 1075

 

Bill # / Sponsor
Bill Title
CCC Position
HB 19 1118

Rep. Jackson

Rep. Galindo

Sen. A. Williams

TIME PERIOD TO CURE LEASE VIOLATION

Concerning the time allowed for a tenant to cure a lease violation that is not a substantial violation.       

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION: 

Current law requires a landlord to provide a tenant 3 days to cure a violation for unpaid rent or any other condition or covenant of a lease agreement, other than a substantial violation, before the landlord can initiate eviction proceedings based on that unpaid rent or other violation. Current law also requires 3 days’ notice prior to a tenancy being terminated for a subsequent violation of a condition or covenant of a lease agreement.

The bill requires a landlord to provide a tenant 14 days to cure a violation for unpaid rent or for a first violation of any other condition or covenant of a lease agreement, other than a substantial violation, before the landlord can initiate  eviction proceedings. The bill requires 14 days’ notice prior to the landlord terminating a lease agreement for a subsequent violation of the same condition or covenant of the agreement.

 

INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE      

January 16, 2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to the House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor

HOUSE ACTIVITY:     

February 13, 2019 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor referred unamended to the House Committee on Transportation & Local Government

February 27, 2019 House  Committee on Transportation & Local Government referred unamended to the House Committee of the Whole.

March 11, 2019 House Second Reading Special Order – Passed as  amended

March 15, 2019 House Third Reading Passed with no amendments

 

INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE        

March 19, 2019 Introduced in the Senate – Assigned to the Senate Committee on Business Affairs, Labor & Technology

SENATE ACTIVITY:

April 8, 2019 Senate Committee on Business Affairs, Labor & Technology Referred Unamended to the Senate Committee of the Whole

April 11 Senate Second Reading Laid Over

April 15 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments

April 16, 2019 Senate Third Reading Passed

April 17, 2019 House to Consider Senate Amendments – Result was to Concur and Repass

 

 FINAL ACTION: 

 

 READ  HB 19 1118

 

Bill # / Sponsor
Bill Title
CCC Position
 HB 19 1122

Rep. Buckner &

Rep. Landgraf

Sen. Fields &

Sen. Gardner

COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT MATERNAL MORTALITY REVIEW COMMITTEE

Concerning the creation of a maternal mortality review committee in the department of public health and environment.

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION: 

The bill creates the Colorado maternal mortality review committee (committee), which is required to review maternal deaths, identify the causes of maternal mortality, and develop recommendations to address preventable maternal deaths, including legislation, policies, rules, and best practices that will support the health and safety of the pregnant and postpartum population in Colorado and prevent maternal deaths. The chief medical officer of the department of public health and environment (department) is directed to appoint at least 11 members to serve on the committee.

The bill requires certain health care providers and law enforcement officials to provide medical records to the department concerning each maternal death for access by the members of the committee. The records, notes, information, and activities of the committee are confidential.

INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

January 16, 2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to the House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services

HOUSE ACTIVITY:       

February 13, 2019 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services referred as amended to the House Committee on Appropriations

April 12, 2019 House Committee on Appropriations referred as amended to the House Committee of the Whole

April 12, 2019 House Second Reading Special Order passed as amended to the Committee of the Whole

April 16, 2019 House Third Reading Passed

 

INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE

April 16, 2019 Introduced in the Senate – Assigned to the State Veterans & Military Affairs Committee 

SENATE ACTIVITY:

April 22,2019 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations

April 24, 2019 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate COW

April 24, 2019Senate Second Reading Special Order – Passed – No Amendments

April 25, 2019 Senate Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

SCHEDULED   

House to Consider Senate Amendments – Not Scheduled

 

 

FINAL ACTION: 

 READ HB 19 1122

 

Bill # / Sponsor
Bill Title
CCC Position
HB 19 1123

Rep. Larson

Sen. Smallwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR 529 ACCT K-12 EXPENSES

Concerning the alignment of the state income tax deduction for contributions to a 529 account with the changes in the federal “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” of 2017 that allow tax-free distributions for elementary and secondary tuition expenses.

 

SUPPORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 DESCRIPTION: 

Current law allows contributions to a qualified state tuition program, also known as a 529 account, so long as the distributions are used for qualified higher education expenses, with some exceptions, but not for elementary and secondary tuition expenses. The federal “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, which became law in December 2017, added distributions for tuition expenses in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school as qualified distributions thereby allowing, on the federal level, income tax-free distributions for certain elementary and secondary education expenses in addition to already authorized income tax-free distributions for higher education expenses.

The bill makes similar changes to Colorado law to allow a deduction for contributions to qualified state tuition programs for tuition expenses in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school and designating such expenses as qualified distributions, which ensures that a taxpayer does not encounter tax recapture of any claimed deductions when such contributions are distributed for tuition expenses in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school.

INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE     

January 16, 2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to the House Committee on Education

HOUSE ACTIVITY:    

February 14, 2019 House Committee on Education Laid Over Unamended – Amendment(s) Failed

February 19, 2019 House Committee on Education Postponed Indefinitely

FINAL ACTION       

FEBRUARY 19, 2019 HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

 

 READ HB 19 1123

 

Bill # / Sponsor
Bill Title
CCC Position
HB 19 1151

 Rep. Geitner

 Sen. N/A

SPECIAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Concerning scholarships for children with disabilities.

SUPPORT
DESCRIPTION: 

The bill creates the Colorado special education opportunity scholarship program (program) to provide scholarships to parents of eligible students with disabilities to use in purchasing services from an education provider or other educational services as selected by the parent. The department of education (department) must select up to 3 entities (scholarship facilitators) to implement the program by establishing and maintaining an account for each participating eligible student. The administrative costs of the scholarship facilitators are paid from money deposited in each account.

An eligible student who participates in the program receives a scholarship in an amount equal to the statewide per pupil revenues plus the amount of per pupil special education funding plus a proportional share of the funding for students with multiple disabilities if the eligible student has multiple disabilities. The eligible student must not be enrolled in a public school so long as the student is receiving a scholarship. The parent of a participating eligible student must use the money in the student’s account to purchase educational services or materials, as described in the bill, and maintain a record of and receipts for services and materials purchased. A parent may not accept any payment, rebate, or illegitimate refund from a provider from whom the parent purchases educational services or materials. The bill establishes the process for investigating and addressing, if necessary, any alleged misuse of scholarship money.

The bill specifies the duties of the scholarship facilitators, including publicizing the program, reporting specified information to the department, establishing the method for paying money out of the accounts, monitoring parents’ use of the money in the accounts, and approving educational services providers.

INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE  

January 29, 2019 Introduced In House – Assigned to the House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

HOUSE ACTIVITY:            

February 14, 2019 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postponed Indefinitely

FINAL ACTION   

FEBRUARY 14, 2019 HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

 

 TO READ  HB 19 1151

 

Bill # / Sponsor
Bill Title
CCC Position
 HB 19 1223

Rep. Michaelson Jenet &

Rep. Larson

 

Sen. Winter

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY APPLICATION ASSISTANCE

Concerning application assistance for persons seeking federal disability benefits.

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION: 

The bill creates a program to help persons with disabilities participating in the state aid to the needy disabled program navigate the application process for federal disability benefits, including supplemental security income and social security disability insurance. The program is provided by participating county or district departments of human or social services (county departments) and is administered by the state department of human services (state department).

Funding for the program is distributed to participating county departments pursuant to an allocation formula determined by state department rules after the state department receives input from counties, county representatives, and other relevant stakeholders.

The bill includes the services that may be provided by county departments participating in the program. The services may include assistance with compiling and drafting supporting documentation for the application for federal disability benefits and in completing and submitting the application.

The state department shall evaluate the program pursuant to the time frame set forth in the bill to determine if the program is meeting the program goals described in the bill.

The bill creates the disability benefits application assistance fund (fund) and requires the state treasurer and controller to annually transfer to the fund money appropriated for the aid to the needy disabled program that remains unencumbered and unexpended at the end of the fiscal year.

INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE       

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

HOUSE ACTIVITY:    

March 19, 2019 The House Committee on State Veterans & Military Affairs referred unamended to the House Committee on Appropriations

April 19, 2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole.

April 19, 2019 House Second Reading Special Order – Passed with Amendments – Committee

April 22, 2019 House Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE

April 22, 2019 Introduced in Senate – Assigned to Finance

SENATE ACTIVITY:

April 26, 2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

 

SCHEDULED

The House Committee on Appropriations is Not Scheduled

 

FINAL ACTION: 

 

 

 READ HB 19 1223

 

Bill # / Sponsor
Bill Title
CCC Position
 HB 19 1312

Rep. Mullica

Sen. Gonzales & 

Sen. Priola

SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENT

Concerning modernizing immunization requirements for school entry to improve vaccination rates.

MONITOR
 DESCRIPTION:  The bill requires the department of public health and environment (department) to:

  • Develop a standardized form and submission process to claim a medical exemption to an immunization; and
  • Develop a standardized form and submission process to claim a religious or personal belief exemption to an immunization.

The department is:

  • Required to develop educational materials regarding immunizations to distribute to health care providers and facilities;
  • Required to present immunization exemption information during its annual SMART Act hearing; and
  • Required to use the existing immunization tracking system.

The state board of health is:

  • Required to promulgate rules adopting the medical exemption recommendations from the advisory committee on immunization practices of the centers for disease control and prevention in the federal department of health and human services, or any successor entity (ACIP);
  • Required to promulgate rules adopting the immunization recommendations from the ACIP;
  • Allowed to promulgate rules adopting additional immunizations not recommended by ACIP; and
  • Allowed to promulgate rules establishing the timing by which schools, parents, legal guardians, and students must demonstrate compliance with immunization requirements.

Concerning the immunization tracking system, the bill:

  • Requires a licensed physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse to inform a parent or legal guardian who is claiming a medical exemption that he or she may choose to exclude the student’s immunization information from the immunization tracking system before the student’s immunization data is sent to the immunization tracking system;
  • Requires the department or local or county, district, or municipal public health agency to inform a parent, legal guardian, or student who is claiming a religious or personal belief exemption that he or she may choose to exclude the student’s immunization information from the immunization tracking system before the student’s immunization data is sent to the immunization tracking system; and
  • Requires a practitioner who is a licensed physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse to submit immunization and medical exemption data to the immunization tracking system. However, the practitioner is not subject to a regulatory sanction for noncompliance.
INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE       

April 3, 2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to the House Committee on Health & Insurance.

HOUSE ACTIVITY:    

April 15, 2019 House Committee on Health & Insurance referred as amended to the House Committee of the Whole.

April 24, 2019 House Second Reading Special Order – Passed with Amendments – Committee, Floor

April 25, 2019 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily – No Amendments

April 26, 2019 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily – No Amendments

April 27, 2019 House Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

 

INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE

 

 

SCHEDULED

 

 

FINAL ACTION: 

 

 

 READ HB 19 1312

 

 

Bill # / Sponsor
Bill Title
CCC Position
 HB 19 1323

Rep. Herod

Rep. VanWinkle

Sen. Todd

Sen. Lundeen

OCCASIONAL SALES BY CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

Concerning an exemption from state sales tax for occasional sales by charitable organizations.

SUPPORT
 DESCRIPTION: Under current law, up to $25,000 of the funds raised by a charitable organization through occasional sales are exempt from state sales tax. The bill increases that amount to $45,000. The bill also removes the requirement that occasional sales by charitable organizations take place for no more than 12 days, whether consecutive or not, during any calendar year.
INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE       

April 12, 2019 Introduced in the House – Assigned to the House Committee on Finance

HOUSE ACTIVITY:

April 17, 2019 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations

April 27, 2019 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House COW

April 27, 2019 House Second Reading Special Order – Passed with Amendments – Committee

April 29, 2019 House Third Reading Passed

 

INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE

 

 

FINAL ACTION: 

 

 

 READ HB 19 1323