HB20- 1411: COVID-19 Funds Allocation for Behavioral Health (Rep. Kraft-Tharp, Rep. Michaelson Jenet-D, Sen. Pettersen-D)

  • This bill appropriates money that the state received from the federal COVID relief fund for behavioral health services.
  • Status: Passed House & Senate, Waiting for Governor’s Signature

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: Passed House & Senate on 6/4/20, House Considered Senate Amendments – Result was to Concur – Repass

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: Governor Signed into Law on 3/11/20

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: Governor Signed into Law on 3/11/20

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, Postponed Indefinitely House Transportation & Local Government, 5/27/20

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: Adjournment Sine Die having passed, the bill is returned therewith to the House

HB20-1133: Land Use Entitlements & Municipal Disconnection (Rep. Kraft-Tharp, Rep. McKean-R, Senator Tate-R)

  • This bill adds some language to a statute created via HB16-1272, “Disconnection Of Land From a Municipality”, which modified procedures for when a an ordinance of land is disconnected from statutory cities and towns.
  • Status: Governor Signed into Law on 4/1/20

HB20-1165: Interior Design Practice (Rep. Kraft-Tharp, Rep. McKean-R, Senator Zenzinger-D, Senator Coram-R)

  • Currently, interior design work is exempted from the types of work that are regulated under the laws that govern architecture as a practice. This bill modifies the interior design exemption by removing inconsistencies in the language of the exemption. The bill also authorizes local governing authorities to reject building permit applications filed by an interior designer only for a reason provided by law, as well as modifying eligibility criteria for interior designers by removing references to educational requirements.
  • Status: Signed Into Law by Governor on 4/1/20

SB20-133: Business Fiscal Impact Statements (Rep. Kraft-Tharp, Rep. Williams-R, Senator Woodward-R)

  • This bill requires that the Legislative Council Staff prepares business fiscal impact notes on legislative bills each Legislative Session. A business fiscal impact note is a note that utilizes available data to analyze the direct economic effects of a particular bill on Colorado businesses, including costs relative to compliance, impacts on hiring or job losses, savings or cost reductions, and other fiscal impacts.
  • Status: Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postponed Indefinitely, 2/3/20

HB20-1284: Secure Transportation Behavioral Health (Rep. Kraft-Tharp, Rep. McCluskie-D, Senator Bridges-D, Senator Smallwood-R)

  • This bill would help individuals who are experiencing behavioral health crises secure safe transportation to a facility that can assist them with their needs. 
  • Status: Adjournment Sine Die having passed, the bill is returned therewith to the House

HB20-1298: Treat Economic Development Income Tax Credits Differently (Rep. Kraft-Tharp, Rep. Esgar-D, Senate President Garcia-D, Senator Tate-R)

  • This bill extends the program that gives power to the Economic Development Commission to allow certain businesses that make strategic capital investments in the State to carry-forward or transfer certain tax credits that encourage investment in Colorado jobs.
  • Status: Postponed Indefinitely, House Finance 5/28/20

HB20-1317: Colorado Children’s Trust Fund Board Updates (Rep. Kraft-Tharp, Rep. Landgraf-R, Sen. Hisey-R, Sen. Story-D)

  • This bill updates numerous provisions of the Colorado Children’s Trust Fund Act including renaming it to the”Colorado Child Abuse Prevention Trust Fund Act”, expanding the membership on the CO Child Abuse Prevention Board from the current 9 members to 17 members, expanding the powers of the board to include making recommendations to the legislature and state entities, and extending the repeal of the act from 2022 to 2026.
  • Status: Postponed to 12/31/20

SB20-200: Implementation of CO Secure Savings Programs (Rep. Kraft-Tharp, Speaker KC Becker-D, Sen. Donovan-D, Sen. Pettersen-D)

  • In 2019, the General Assembly created the CO Secure Savings Board, which studied the costs to the State of insufficient retirement savings, then created approaches to increasing retirement savings in CO. The Board found that a State-facilitated automatic enrollment individual retirement account program is the best option for CO, as well as recommended the establishment of such a program.
  • This bill creates the CO Secure Savings Program, which creates a fund in the State Treasury to consist of money appropriated by the GA, money transferred to the fund from the Federal government, money from fees and penalties in connection with the program, and any grants or donations made to the fund.
  • Status: Passed in Senate & House, waiting for Governor’s Signature