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:  Signed by the Governor

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: Signed by the Governor

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: Signed by the Governor

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: Signed by the Governor

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:  Signed by the Governor

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: Signed by the Governor

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: Signed by the Governor

SB19-041: Health Insurance Contract Carrier And Policyholder (Sen. Smallwood-R, Sen. Winter-D)

  • Under current law, a health insurance policyholder needs to pay premiums up until the date that the policyholder notifies the carriers that they’re ineligible and they have 30 days to give that notification. This bill changes that so that the policyholder only has to pay the premiums up to the date of ineligibility as long as they notify the insurance company within 10 days. This change does not apply to involuntary terminations.
  • Status:  Signed by the Governor

SB19-173 Colorado Secure Savings Plan Board (Sen. Donovan-D, Sen. Pettersen-D)

  • This bill would establish the Colorado Secure Savings Plan Board to study the feasibility of creating an approach to increase the amount of retirement savings by Colorado’s private sector workers. The board would consist of the state treasurer or the treasurer’s designee and eight trustees appointed by the governor.
  • Status: Signed by the Governor

SB19-195: Child & Youth Behavioral Health System Enhancements (Sen. Fields-D, Sen. Gardner-R, Rep. Landgraf-R)

  • The bill creates the Office of Children and Youth Behavioral Health Policy Coordination in the Office of the Governor. The bill also creates the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Policy Coordination Commission and the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Advisory Council in the office.
  • Status: Signed by the Governor

SB19-155: Sunset Accountancy Board (Sen. Williams-D, Sen. Priola-R, Rep. Snyder-D)

  • The bill implements the recommendations of the Department of Regulatory Agencies’ sunset review and report on the State Board of Accountancy.
  • Status: Signed by the Governor

HB19-1240: Sales & Use Tax Administration (Rep. Van Winkle-R, Sen. Court-D, Sen. Tate-R)

  • The bill does five main things:
    • Establishes economic nexus for purposes of retail sales made by retailers without physical presence.
    • Codifies DOR’s destination sourcing rule for state sales tax collection and for sales taxes imposed by a statutory incorporated town, city, or county.
    • Establishes an exemption for in-state small businesses under $100,000 of revenue to source their sales to origin sales rather than destination sourcing until an electronic system is in place.
    • Requires marketplace facilitators to collect and remit sales tax on behalf of marketplace sellers that enter into a contract with a marketplace facilitator that facilitates the sale of the marketplace seller’s tangible personal property, commodities, or services through the marketplace facilitator’s marketplace.
    • Repeals outdated references to remote sales and remote sellers that were added with HB13-1295 but are not applicable because Congress never enacted an act that authorizes states to require certain retailers to pay, collect, or remit state or local sales taxes.
  • Status: Signed by the Governor

HB19-1246: Local Government Regulation of Food Trucks (Rep. Van Winkle-R)

  • The bill requires a local government to grant a business license to a food truck operator that has obtained a license from another local government, and prohibits the local government from imposing additional licensing requirements.
  • Status: Signed by the Governor

HB19-1286: Motor Vehicle Wholesaler Authorized Individuals (Rep. Liston-R, Sen. Todd-D)

  • Current law requires a wholesaler’s license to sell motor vehicles or powersports vehicles to dealers. The bill limits the number of individuals who may act as a wholesaler under a license to 2.
  • Status: Signed by the Governor

HB19-1307: Clarify Disclosure Of A Report To At-Risk Adult (Rep. Larson-R, Sen. Lee-D, Sen. Gardner-R)

  • HB19-1063 allowed an at-risk adult to access a report of the mistreatment or self-neglect of an at-risk adult without a court order, but the bill did not specify that only the individual who is the subject of the report may access the report. The bill clarifies that a court order is not required when a report of the mistreatment or self-neglect of an at-risk adult is disclosed to the at-risk adult who is the subject of the report.
  • Status: Signed by the Governor

SJR19-007: Designate Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week (Sen. Moreno-D)

  • Declared the first full week of May “Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week”, with the goals of raising awareness of this potentially debilitating disease, encouraging individuals not afflicted with TD to consider the effects of TD on individuals and society, and encouraging Coloradans to contribute to charities supporting TD research and awareness. TD is a movement disorder that is characterized by random, involuntary, and uncontrolled movements of different muscles in the face, trunk, and extremities. Develping TD has been linked to the use of dopamine receptor blocking agents (DRBAs). Many people with serious, chronic mental illness, such as schizophrenia and other schizoaffective disorders, bipolar disorder, or severe depression, require treatment with DRBAs, as well as many people who have gastrointestinal disorders.

Tribute: Resiliency Week

  • Declared September 1-7, 2019 “Resiliency Week” to raise public awareness about the need to plan for disasters with a pre-disaster mitigation strategy. The tribute honored men and women who work as first responders in a disaster to keep Coloradans safe. The tribute was brought by The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) and the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association.