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Colorado Senate Bill 040: Change rules governing public disclosure of government documents

 

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Senate Bill 040, Change rules governing public disclosure of government documents: Passed 35 to 0 in the state Senate and 39 to 26 in the State House on May 10, 2017 

 

To alter the reasons why a custodian of records may deny a request to examine public records. The bill would allow custodians of records to deny requests if the record related to physical or digital infrastructure in specific ways, including details of vulnerabilities. The bill also clarifies when a custodian must provide records in digital formats to those requesting the records.

 

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Colorado Senate Bill 300: Order study of health insurance options for high-risk individuals to be conducted by health insurance commissioner

 

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Senate Bill 300, Order study of health insurance options for high-risk individuals to be conducted by health insurance commissioner: Passed 35 to 0 in the state Senate on May 10, 2017 and 40 to 25 in the state House on May 10, 2017

 

To direct the commissioner of insurance to study options for providing health insurance to people who pose high risks for insurers. The bill would require the study to examine ramifications for providing that insurance, including impact on business and consumers, federal rules, options for funding, financial sustainability, and other considerations.  The bill would require the study be produced for the joint budget committee and other committees before October 1, 2017.

 

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Colorado House Bill 1143: Audit government communications with Medicaid recipients

 

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House Bill 1143, Audit government communications with Medicaid recipients: Passed 63 to 0 in the state House on February 21, 2017

 

To audit correspondence between the government and recipients of Medicaid for readability, understandability, and accuracy.

 

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Cottage food freedom; raise fees on food sellers & electricians; reduce duplicative employer reports; ban asking job-applicants for salary history

 

 

 

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Senate Bill 058 Expand the Colorado Cottage Food Act: Passed 65 to 0 in the House on 4/14/2016

 

To expand provisions which allow homemade food producers to sell certain items directly to consumers.

 

House Bill 1114 Ease employment reporting requirements for businesses: Passed 65 to 0 in the House on 4/14/2016

 

To eliminate certain employment verification standards that duplicate other requirements and employer mandates.

House Bill 1401 Increase licensing fees paid by retail food establishments and add new licensing requirements: Passed 42 to 11 in the House on 4/8/2016

 

To increase the annual licensing fees paid by retail food sellers and to create a new license for retail food establishments that prepare or serve food that is pre-packaged or does not require time or temperature control for safety.

 

House Bill 1073 Increase the licensing requirements that electricians face: Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on 3/28/2016

 

To add requirements for continuing education for electricians who seek to renew their license to do business. It would also expand enforcement at the local level.

 

House Bill 1166 Ban businesses from asking prospective workers about their salary history: Passed 34 to 31 in the House on 3/28/2016

 

To make the act of asking a job applicant's his or her salary history an unfair employment practice prohibited by law.

 

Mandate multicultural schools; criminalize false charity reports; expand police ‘profiling’ ban

 

 

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House Bill 1036 Require civic and multicultural education in public schools: Passed 36 to 29 in the House on 5/2/2016

 

To require public schools to provide instruction on US and Colorado history and governance, including material on the history, culture, and contributions of the American Indians, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans.

 

House Bill 1334 Expand subsidies for real estate developers: Passed 34 to 31 in the House on 4/14/2016

 

To authorize the Board of County Commissioners of any county to enact ordinances, resolutions, or other forms of binding law to create programs that subsidize low-income housing developers in unincorporated areas of the county.

 

House Bill 1318 Make it a crime to make false statements in a charity's financial reports: Passed 53 to 11 in the House on 4/14/2016

 

To make falsifying a charitable organization's financial reports or registration documents a second degree perjury offense.

Senate Bill 144 Allow military personnel who are under 21 years old to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun: Passed 21 to 14 in the Senate on 5/2/2106

 

To approve concealed carry permits for certain military personal who are not otherwise old enough to apply.

 

House Bill 1295 Create the Chicano special license plate: Passed 34 to 31 in the House on 4/14/2016

 

To create the Chicano special license plate. A person can use the plate if they provide a certificate confirming a donation to an organization chosen by the Department of Revenue based on the organization's provision of services to the Latino community.

 

House Bill 1263 Expand the definition of "profiling" by police officers: Passed 26 to 9 in the Senate on 3/31/2016

 

To add gender, national origin, language, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability to those categories which the police must generally not use in performing their duties so that they do not "profile" suspects

 

Criminalize renegade masseuses; birth control insurance mandate; more medical license mandates and midwife regulations

 

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House Bill 1294 Require some health insurers to include contraceptive coverage at no cost: Passed 35 to 30 in the House on 3/29/2016

 

To require some insurance plans to include coverage for contraceptives, voluntary sterilization, and education about contraception. It would not apply to employer-sponsored plans, which are covered under the federal law known as ERISA, though it would apply to managed care plans in Medicaid, the state's health care program for low-income people.

 

House Bill 1160 Extend the professional regulation of surgical assistants and surgical technologists: Passed 21 to 12 in the Senate on 4/14/2016

 

To continue the professional regulation of surgical assistants and surgical technologists by the Department of Regulatory Affairs for another five years.

 

House Bill 1360 Extend and update the state regulation governing midwives: Passed 47 to 18 in the House on 4/11/2016

 

To extend the regulation of midwives by the Division of Professions and Occupations for seven years, and to make certain changes to their allowed practices.

 

House Bill 1320 Criminalize the unlicensed practice of massage: Passed 52 to 1 in the House on 4/8/2016

 

To make changes to the regulation of massage therapists to include age restrictions, fines and penalties for indecent exposure.

 

Going Up: Higher property taxes, cell phone and airborne ambulance taxes; higher utility expenses; higher DMV fees

 

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House Bill 1414 Impose a new tax on cell phones: Passed 28 to 7 in the Senate on 4/7/2016

To raise $2.2 million in new tax revenues annually through a new monthly surcharge on cellphone contracts.

 

House Bill 1415 Increase fees at the DMV: Passed 35 to 30 in the House on 4/1/2016

 

To increase fees at the Division of Motor Vehicles to more fully cover the expenses of that agency.

 

House Bill 1354, Let school districts add a property tax for buildings: Passed 53 to 12 in the House on 4/1/2016

 

To allow a school district to impose an additional property tax to fund its construction and maintenance needs without borrowing money.

 

Senate Bill 16-061 Shift the costs of complying with federal environmental rules utility customers to taxpayers: Passed 18 to 17 in the Senate on 4/6/2016

 

To allow utilities to avoid the costs of certain federal environmental rules that cover fossil-fuel electric plants and instead create a new taxpayer-funded state program to offset these costs.

 

House Bill 1280 Impose a new tax for air ambulances: Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on 4/14/2016

 

To create a new state level regulatory framework and impose new taxes on those providing air ambulance services.

 

Pharmacy freedom; food stamps for marijuana; home-grown pot and deliveries; & wine-to-your-door too

 

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House Bill 1361 Prohibit health plans from restricting access to pharmacies: Passed 34 to 31 in the House on 4/14/2016

To prohibit health plans from limiting or restricting a covered person's ability to select a pharmacy or pharmacist of their choice.

House Bill 1255 Prohibit the use of Electronic Benefits Cards (EBT) in certain locations: Passed 28 to 7 in the Senate on 4/16/2015

To define a list of locations and businesses where the use of EBT cards is prohibited, including liquor establishments, gaming establishments, and businesses involved in state legalized marijuana.

House Bill 1211 Create a licensing framework for marijuana-delivery companies: Passed 48 to 17 in the House on 4/14/2016

To create a process and requirements for state and local marijuana transporter licenses. A marijuana transporter is a third party that provides logistics, distribution, and storage of medical and retail marijuana and marijuana-infused products for a retail business.

Senate Bill 080 Impose a restriction on home-based marijuana growers: Passed 54 to 11 in the House on 4/16/16

To require home growers of marijuana to put the crops in an enclosed space beyond the reach of minors.

House Bill 1271 Allow wineries to deliver their products to customers directly: Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on 5/2/2016

To allow certain wineries with special shipping permits to deliver their wine directly to consumers without being forced to use a common carrier (such as UPS, FedEx or the Postal Service).

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