HB19-1008: Include Career and Technical Education in BEST Program  (Rep. Larson-R, Sen. Todd-D, Sen. Lundeen-R)

  • This bill will bring SHOP back to schools. It would allow public schools to apply for BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) grants to support career and technical programs through new or rebuilt CTE facilities. The bill would help close the gap between the number of skilled jobs available in Colorado and the number of skilled employees for those jobs.
  • Status: Final Passage in the House, Passed Second Reading in Senate

SB19-006: Electronic Sales and Use Tax Simplification System (Sen. Williams-D, Rep. Van Winkle-R)

  • This bill came out of the Legislative Sales and Use Tax Simplification Task Force, created in 2016. SB19-006 requires the Department of Revenue to conduct a sourcing method for the development of an electronic sales and use tax simplification system and include the input of stakeholders. This system would be used by the state and local taxing jurisdictions.
  • Status: Final Passage in the Senate, Passed House Finance Committee on 2/11/19, referred to House Appropriations Committee

SB19-023: Cryptocurrency Exemption Colorado Digital Token Act (Sen. Tate-R, Sen. Fenberg-D)

  • The bill was introduced to streamline regulation of digital tokens and provide regulatory clarity for companies utilizing digital tokens. It provides a narrow exemption under the Colorado Securities Act for issuers of digital tokens that are being used for a consumptive purpose. There are exemptions for both the issuers of digital tokens and for the licensing of those issuers.
  • Status: Final Passage in the Senate, Final Passage in the House

HB19-1044: Advance Behavioral Health Orders Treatment (Rep. Landgraf-R, Sen. Todd-D, Sen. Coram-R)

  • This bill establishes in state statute an official document that can help alleviate confusion faced by all parties when an individual is unable to express his/her medical needs during a time of crisis. It would allow for the preparation of an advance directive for a designated agent who can make decisions in order to streamline emergency response and possibly reduce in-patient time for an individual. It would allow an individual to be engaged with his/her own health care decisions.
  • Status: Final Passage in the House, Assigned to Senate Health & Human Services Committee 

HB19-1063: At-Risk Information Sharing Between County Departments (Rep. Larson-R, Sen. Gardner-R, Sen. Lee-D)

  • This bill would allow information sharing between Adult Protective Services and Child Protective Services to determine risk in a household or on an on-going basis. It would also allow adults to access their own records.
  • Status: Final Passage in the House on 2/06/19, Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee on 2/25/19

HB19-1128: Lottery Intercepts (Rep. Saine-R, Sen. Fields-D, Sen. Smallwood-R)

  • This bill came out of the Legislative Audit Committee. It would allow lottery winnings to be intercepted to pay outstanding criminal court fines, fees, costs, or surcharges.
  • Status: Assigned to House Finance Committee on 2/21/19

HB19-1136: State Auditor Access To Records For Audits (Rep. Saine-R, Sen. Smallwood-R, Sen. Todd-D)

  • This bill came out of the Legislative Audit Committee. It would allow the state auditor access to the records for the Colorado new energy improvement district and the new energy improvement program; the use of money in the state historical fund that is used for the preservation and restoration of the cities of Central, Black Hawk, and Cripple Creek; the health benefit exchange; and community-centered boards.
  • Status: Passed the House on 2/12/19, Assigned to Senate State, Veteran, & Military Affairs on 2/20/19