2021 Legislative Session: Passed Bills 

HB21-1102 Pet store Consumer Protection

Creates consumer protection measures that protect those looking to buy a cat or dog in the state by increasing transparency throughout the process. 

HB21-1106 Safe Storage of Firearms

Requires that firearms are responsibly and securely stored when they are not in use to prevent access by unsupervised children and other unauthorized users. The bill also requires licensed gun dealers to provide a locking device capable of securing the firearm when selling them.

 

HB21-1160 Socially Conscious Sheltering

Specifies the standard of care that each animal shelter and pet animal rescue is required to provide each dog and cat held in its custody. The bill also allows an animal shelter and pet animal rescue to transfer each dog and cat in its custody only by adopting the animal out, returning the animal to its owner, or transferring the animal to another animal shelter or pet animal rescue

HB21-1165 Assistance for Victims of Strangulation

Creates necessary access to medical care in forensics examination for victims of strangulation. The bill grants access to those victims and provides support to them in whatever direction they choose to move forward in.

HB21-1167 Retainage Reform

Prohibits a property owner from withholding from a contractor more than 5% of the price of completed work to ensure the work is satisfactorily completed, bringing this into alignment with existing statute.

HB21-1255 Protection Order Firearm Relinquishment 

Promotes compliance with state and federal firearms possession laws, in order to protect victims of domestic violence, their children and families. It lays out the framework for relinquishing firearms after being issues a protective order. 

HB21-1288 Colorado Startup Loan Program 

Helps support existing small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to access capital needed to continue their growth. Throughout the pandemic many businesses had to close their doors or deal with unexpected gaps, specifically underrepresented communities. The bill helps provide the necessary funds to restart or reorganize after facing related financial challenges.

HB21-1319 Modification to Prevailing Wage Requirements 

In 2019 the legislature passed Senate Bill 196, The Colorado Quality Apprenticeship Training Act. The goal of this legislation was to ensure that large state contracts adhered to apprenticeship training standards, and that wages were paid promptly and met prevailing standards.This bill’s implementation date was July 1st of this year, but because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the implementation date for this act must be pushed back, hence, this bill.

HB21-1218 Professional Fire Fighter License Plate Standards 

Current law sets standards for organizations that may qualify applicants to be issued a Colorado professional fire fighters license plate. One of the qualifications is that the organization has been in existence for at least 20 years. The bill lowers this requirement to at least 15 years.

SB21-135 Exotic Animal Traveling Act

Prohibits the use of certain exotic animals in a traveling animal act. This bill protects animals that are often kept in terrible conditions.

SB21-158 Increase Medical Providers for Seniors 

Incentivizes training and specialization in medical geriatric fields through a loan repayment program to make sure we have the medical providers we’ll need. The bill also focuses on areas with underserved communities like those in rural Colorado.

SB21-188 Ballot Access for Voters With Disabilities 

Makes ballots more accessible for those with disabilities by expanding the already existing digital system for requesting a ballot. This bill creates the option to both request and submit a ballot electronically for individuals with disabilities that make it difficult for them to cast a traditional mail or paper ballot.

SB21-190 Data Privacy for Consumers

Protects consumers personal data by making sure there’s a reasonable and clear way for consumers to opt out of data collection for targeted advertising and data sale. This bill also honors businesses ability to continue to use data and current practices such as targeted advertising under new and improved guidelines. It also creates a universal opt-out option that will be available in a few years.

SB21-102 Dental Hygienists Treatments Sunset

Allows for the continued dental hygienist administration of minimal invasive therapeutic techniques.

SB21-292 Federal Funding for Victims Assistance

Allocates federal COVID-19 relief funding for victims assistance services and resources. 

2020 Legislative Session: Passed Bills

HB20-1051 Identification Of Veteran Remains For Proper Military Burial

Permits veteran’s remains recovery organizations to determine whether any unclaimed cremated remains are of United States military veterans who are eligible for interment in a national cemetery or state veterans' cemetery.

HB20-1056 Nonsubstantive Reorganization Dental Practice Act

Reorganizes the Dental Practice Act, which includes the laws governing the practice of dentistry, dental hygiene, and other procedures, tasks, and activities related to those practices.

HB20-1210 Sunset State Board Of Chiropractic Examiners

Continues the state board of chiropractic examiners and implements changes recommended by the Department of Regulatory Agencies.

SB20-029 Cost Of Living Adjustment For Colorado Works Program

Provides a one-time $500 payment to Colorado families receiving TANF, allowing those who are experiencing extreme poverty to receive additional money as soon as possible to meet their basic needs.

SB20-096 Remote Notaries Protect Privacy

Authorizes public notaries to provide services virtually. An Executive Order implemented by Governor Polis due to COVID-19 introduced this practice, and this bill allows consumers to access a remote notary option on a permanent basis.

SB20-170 Update Colorado Employment Security Act

Updates the Colorado Employment Security Act, including eliminating a requirement that survivors of domestic violence provide written documentation of abuse in order to access unemployment.

SB20-208 Extending Expiring Tax Check-offs

Extends several tax checkoff voluntary contribution programs, preserving funding for crucial services for our state.

2019 Legislative Session: Passed Bills

HB19-1288 Foster Youth Sibling Bill Of Rights

Concerning increasing protections to ensure foster youth siblings maintain sibling relationships by providing foster youth siblings with certain rights, and, in connection therewith, establishing the foster youth sibling bill of rights.

 

HB19-1086 Plumbing Inspections Ensure Compliance

Concerning the conduct of plumbing inspections to ensure compliance with the plumbing law.

HB19-1038 Dental Services For Pregnant Women On Children's Basic Health Plan Plus

Concerning dental services for pregnant women covered under the children's basic health plan, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

SB19-238 Improve Wages And Accountability Home Care Workers

Concerning home care agencies, and, in connection therewith, requiring certain agencies to expend a minimum percentage of their reimbursements from the "Colorado Medical Assistance Act" as wages for employees who provide direct care, requiring the department of health care policy and financing to enforce training requirements and request an increase to the reimbursement rate for certain services provided under the "Colorado Medical Assistance Act", and making an appropriation.

SB19-205 Honor Service Of Women Veterans

Concerning the creation of a license plate to honor women veterans of the United States armed forces, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

SB19-196 Colorado Quality Apprenticeship Training Act Of 2019

Concerning the modification of procurement requirements for state contracts for public projects.

SB19-188 FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program

Concerning the creation of a family and medical leave insurance program, and, in connection therewith, creating an implementation plan for a family and medical leave insurance program and making an appropriation.

SB19-167 Honor Colorado Professional Fire Fighters

Concerning the creation of a Colorado professional fire fighters license plate, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

SB19-152 Sunset Public Safety Communications Subcommittee

Concerning the continuation of the public safety communications subcommittee, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2018 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.