HB20-1022: Sales & Use Simplification Task Force (Rep. Kraft-Tharp, Rep. Van Winkle-R, Senator Williams-D, Senator Tate-R)

  • This bill continues the sales and use tax simplification task force for 5 years, modifies the task force’s duties, and removes the requirement that the task force undergo an evaluation by the Department of Regulatory Agencies prior to the task force’s repeal.
  • Status: Introduced, Passed in House Business Affairs & Labor Committee Hearing

HB20-1023: State Address Data For Sales & Use Tax Collection (Rep. Kraft-Tharp, Rep. Van Winkle-R, Senator Williams-D, Senator Tate-R)

  • This bill helps businesses and vendors by clarifying use of the state’s GIS system, which helps vendors find out what their sales and use tax in their geographic area is.
  • Status: Introduced, Passed in House Business Affairs & Labor Committee Hearing

SB20-047: Financial Institute Agent Analyses Not Real Estate Appraisal (Rep. Kraft-Tharp, Rep. Van Winkle-R, Senator Tate-R, Senator Williams-D)

  • Current law exempts from the definition of a “real estate appraisal” certain analyses prepared by an officer, director, or regularly salaried employee of a financial institution or its affiliate when the analyses are used for internal purposes only. Federal law also exempts such analyses when they are prepared by an agent of a financial institution or its affiliate. This bill adds these agents to the list of people who can make these exempt analyses.
  • Status: Introduced, Committee Hearing in Senate Business, Labor and Technology 1/27

HB20-1083: Nursing Home Definition For Residential Property Tax (Rep. Kraft-Tharp, Rep. Van Winkle-R, Senator Holbert-R)

  • Under current Colorado law, nursing homes at which people stay for terms of more than 30 days are considered to be residential properties; however, similar facilities at which people stay for under 30 days are considered to be non-residential properties. This bill defines a nursing home to include, among other things, a nursing home that provides convalescent care and rehabilitation services. The bill specifies that land on which a nursing home is situated and any improvements affixed to that land is classified and assessed as residential real property, regardless of a resident’s length of stay.
  • Status: Introduced, Committee Hearing in House Transportation & Local Government 2/5

HB20-1154: Workers’ Compensation (Rep. Kraft-Tharp, Rep. Van Winkle-R, Senator Marble-R, Senator Bridges-D)

  • This bill concerns worker’s compensation in Colorado by doing many things, the main highlights being: clarifying when payments for benefits to an injured worker are due, adds guardian/conservator services to the list of medical aid that an employer is required to furnish to an employee who is injured as a result of work-related injury, requires a claim for mileage reimbursement for travel related to obtaining said compensation, prohibits the reduction of an employee’s disability/temporary medical benefits, increases the threshold amount that an injured worker must earn in order to obtain permanent payments, and clarifies the orders that are subject to review or appeal.
  • Status: Introduced.