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Bill: HB17-1001
Title: Employee Leave Attend Child's Academic Activities
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsA. Kerr (D)
House SponsorsJ. Buckner (D)
Official Summary

In 2009, the general assembly enacted the Parental Involvement
in K-12 Education Act (2009 act), which allowed an employee of an
employer who is subject to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of
1993 to take leave from work for the purpose of attending academic
activities for or with the employee's child. Under the 2009 act, academic
activities included parent-teacher conferences or meetings related to
special education services, interventions, dropout prevention, attendance,
truancy, or discipline issues. The leave was allowed for an employee who
is the parent or legal guardian of a child enrolled in a public or private
school or in a nonpublic home-based educational program in this state in
kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Leave under the 2009 act was limited to 6 hours per month and 18
hours in any academic year. The 2009 act permitted employers to:
  • Restrict the use of leave in cases of emergency or other
situations that may endanger a person's health or safety or
if the employee's absence would halt the employer's service
or production; and
  • Limit the leave to 3-hour increments at a time and require
the employee to submit written verification from the school
or school district of the activity necessitating the leave.
An employee was required to provide the employer with at least
one week's notice of the leave except in emergency situations.
The 2009 act specified that the 2009 act would repeal on
September 1, 2015. The repeal provision was never amended, so the 2009
act repealed on September 1, 2015.
The bill recreates and reenacts the 2009 act with the following
modifications:
  • School districts and institute charter schools must post on
their websites, and include in district-wide or school-wide
communications sent to parents and the community at
large, information about the act;
  • The Colorado state advisory council for parent involvement
in education must also provide information about the act to
the extent possible within existing resources; and
  • The act continues indefinitely and the original repeal date
in the 2009 act is amended to specify that the repeal was to
apply only to the 2009 act.

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House CommitteeEducation
Intro Date01/11/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/22/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/15/2017)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
- Labor & Employment
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CCW Summary

Concerning the ability of an employee of an employer who employs at least fifty employees to take up to eighteen hours of leave from work for purposes of attending his or her child's academic activities.

 

Position

Bill: HB17-1002
Title: Child Care Expenses Income Tax Credit Extension
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsJ. Kefalas (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)
House SponsorsB. Pettersen (D)
T. Exum Sr. (D)
Official Summary

For the 3 income tax years prior to January 1, 2017, a residential
individual who has a federal adjusted gross income of $25,000 or less
may claim a refundable state income tax credit for child care expenses.
The tax credit is equal to 25% of eligible child care expenses that the
individual incurred during the taxable year, up to a maximum amount of
$500 for a single dependent or $1,000 for 2 or more dependents. The bill
extends the tax credit for 3 more income tax years.

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House CommitteeFinance
Intro Date01/11/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/25/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (06/02/2017)
Senate CommitteeFinance
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Fiscal Policy & Taxes
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CCW Summary

For the 3 income tax years prior to January 1, 2017, a residentialindividual who has a federal adjusted gross income of $25,000 or lessmay claim a refundable state income tax credit for child care expenses.

Position

Bill: HB17-1035
Title: Sex Assault And Stalking Victims May Break Leases
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsJ. Cooke (R)
House SponsorsD. Jackson (D)
Official Summary

Under current law, if a tenant notifies his or her landlord in writing
that he or she is the victim of domestic violence or domestic abuse and
provides to the landlord evidence in the form of a police report written
within the prior 60 days or a valid protection order, and the tenant seeks
to vacate the premises due to fear of imminent danger for self or children,
then the tenant may terminate the rental agreement or lease and vacate the
premises with minimal remaining obligations. The bill extends this
privilege to victims of unlawful sexual behavior and stalking. The bill
also provides that a statement from a medical professional or from an
application assistant designated by the address confidentiality program
confirming the tenant's victim status is a third means of presenting
evidence to the landlord.
Under current law, a dangerous or uninhabitable condition in a
rented property does not constitute a breach of the warranty of habitability
if the condition is caused by the misconduct of the tenant, a member of
the tenant's household, a guest or invitee of the tenant, or a person under
the tenant's direction or control. However, such a condition is not
misconduct by a victim of domestic violence or domestic abuse if the
condition is the result of domestic violence or domestic abuse and the
landlord has been given written notice and evidence of domestic violence
or domestic abuse. The bill adds language to provide the same protection
for tenants who are victims of unlawful sexual behavior or stalking.

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House CommitteeJudiciary
Intro Date01/11/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (08/04/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (06/01/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Housing
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CCW Summary

Concerning allowing certain crime victims to break their rental agreements under certain circumstances.

Position

Bill: HB17-1038
Title: Prohibit Corporal Punishment Of Children
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsR. Zenzinger (D)
House SponsorsS. Lontine (D)
Official Summary

The bill prohibits a person employed by or volunteering in a public
school, a state-licensed child care center, a family child care home, or a
specialized group facility from imposing corporal punishment on a child.
Corporal punishment means the willful infliction of, or willfully
causing the infliction of, physical pain on a child.

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House CommitteeEducation
Intro Date01/11/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/25/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (03/13/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
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CCW Summary

Concerning prohibiting corporal punishment of children in certain public settings.

Position

Bill: HB17-1039
Title: Restorative Justice Communication Issues
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsD. Kagan (D)
House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
Official Summary

The bill makes all communications during the restorative justice
process made by all participants in the process confidential unless:
  • All participants in the process, including the restorative
justice program or restorative justice facilitator, consent in
writing to waive confidentiality of specific communications
for a stated purpose;
  • An offender or other participant commits a chargeable
offense as part of a restorative justice or restorative practice
communication;
  • A report is made by a statutory mandatory reporter of
behavior that threatens the safety of a child under 18 years
of age; or
  • Disclosure of a communication is necessary and relevant to
an action alleging willful or wanton misconduct of a
restorative justice facilitator or organization.
The bill requires the restorative justice program or facilitator to
disclose those exceptions and any other applicable exceptions prior to
starting the process.
The bill requires the court, during the arraignment advisement, to
inform the defendant that if convicted the sentence may include
restorative justice practices. The bill allows the district attorney to include
restorative justice practices as part of a recommended sentence in a plea
bargain. The bill directs that the presentence report must include an
assessment of the defendant's suitability for restorative justice practices.

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House CommitteeJudiciary
Intro Date01/11/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/24/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (03/20/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- Civil Law
- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Google Cal
History 
CCW Summary

Concerning communication issues related to restorative justice.

Position

Bill: HB17-1040
Title: Interception Of Human Trafficking Communications
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
C. Jahn (D)
House SponsorsM. Foote (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
Official Summary

Under current law, a judge may issue an ex parte order authorizing
the interception of certain communications if there is probable cause to
believe that evidence of a crime that is on the statutory list will be
obtained. The bill adds to the list of crimes human trafficking for
involuntary servitude and for sexual servitude.

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House CommitteeJudiciary
Intro Date01/11/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/01/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (03/23/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Telecommunications & Information Technology
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History 
CCW Summary

Concerning authorizing the interception of communication relating to a crime of human trafficking.

Position

Bill: HB17-1045
Title: Extend Home Care Allowance Grant Program
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsK. Lambert (R)
House SponsorsD. Young (D)
Official Summary

The bill modifies the repeal date of the home care allowance grant
program (program). The program will repeal when the revisor of statutes
receives notice that there is a consumer-directed service delivery option
available for homemaker, personal care, and medical support services for
individuals who are receiving home-based and community-based services
pursuant to the supported living services waiver.
The bill requires the executive director of the department of human
services and the executive director of the department of health care policy
and financing to notify the revisor of statutes when the triggering event
occurs.

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House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Intro Date01/11/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (09/15/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (06/05/2017)
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
Bill Subject- Fiscal Policy & Taxes
- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Human Services
- State Government
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History 
CCW Summary

Concerning the home care allowance grant program.

Position

Bill: HB17-1052
Title: Child Welfare Allocation Formula Factors
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsJ. Smallwood (R)
House SponsorsS. Beckman (R)
Official Summary

The bill removes certain data-gathering factors currently required
to be taken into consideration in determining a fiscal year's child welfare
allocation formula for counties and replaces those with a broader scope
of factors that directly affect the population of children in need of child
welfare services, as determined by the state department of human services
and the child welfare allocations committee.

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House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Intro Date01/11/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/31/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (03/16/2017)
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Human Services
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History 
CCW Summary

Concerning factors to take into consideration in determining the child welfare allocation formula in a given fiscal year.

Position

Bill: HB17-1059
Title: Reporting Requirements By Department Of Public Safety To General Assembly
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsJ. Tate (R)
House SponsorsD. Thurlow (R)
Official Summary

Statutory Revision Committee. Pursuant to section 24-1-136
(11)(a)(I), Colorado Revised Statutes, any report that is required to be
made to the general assembly by an executive agency or the judicial
branch on a periodic basis expires on the day after the third anniversary
of the date on which the first report was due unless the general assembly,
acting by bill, continues the requirement.
Sections 1, 3, and 4 continue indefinitely the reporting
requirements contained in those statutory sections.
Sections 2, 5, 6, and 7 repeal reporting requirements by the
department of public safety that were scheduled to repeal according to
section 24-1-136 (11)(a)(I). Currently there is no repeal date listed in the
organic statute.

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House CommitteeJudiciary
Intro Date01/11/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/11/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (03/30/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- State Government
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History 
CCW Summary

Concerning the scheduled repeal of reports by the department of public safety to the general assembly. 

Position

Bill: HB17-1064
Title: Misuse Of Electronic Images By A Juvenile
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House SponsorsY. Willett (R)
Official Summary

The bill creates the crime of misuse of electronic images by a
juvenile. The offense prohibits a juvenile from knowingly distributing,
displaying, or publishing through digital or electronic means, or
possessing, a sexually explicit image of himself or herself or of another
juvenile who, as depicted in the image, is within 4 years of age of the
charged juvenile. If a juvenile is charged with the crime of misuse of
electronic images by a juvenile, he or she cannot be charged with sexual
exploitation of a child. It is an affirmative defense to the distribution
offense if the juvenile committed the act as a result of coercion,
intimidation, or harassment. It is an affirmative defense to the possession
offense if the juvenile:
  • Did not solicit or request to be supplied with the image or
images; and
  • Did not participate in or encourage the making of the image
or images; and
  • Did not transmit or distribute the image or images to
another person; and
  • Took reasonable steps to either destroy or delete the images
within 72 hours or reported the receipt of such image or
images to law enforcement or a school official within 72
hours.

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House CommitteeJudiciary
Intro Date01/11/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/06/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (04/20/2017)
Senate Committee
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Telecommunications & Information Technology
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History 
CCW Summary

Concerning creating the crime of misuse of electronic images by a juvenile.

 

Position

Bill: HB17-1078
Title: Transfer Funds From Family Support Loan Program
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsD. Coram (R)
House SponsorsL. Landgraf (R)
Official Summary

The bill repeals the Colorado family support loan fund and
transfers any money remaining in that fund to a new fund created in the
family support services program.
The new family support services fund may be used for expenses
relating to the termination and wind up of the Colorado family support
loan fund, and to provide services under the family support services
program to support families caring for a family member with intellectual
and developmental disabilities.

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House CommitteeHealth, Insurance, & Environment
Intro Date01/17/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/31/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (03/08/2017)
Senate CommitteeFinance
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Human Services
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History 
CCW Summary

Concerning the repeal of the Colorado family support loan program, and, in connection therewith, transferring funds from the Colorado family support loan program to the family support services program to provide services for families of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Position

Bill: HB17-1086
Title: Abortion Pill Reversal Information Act
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsV. Marble (R)
House SponsorsD. Nordberg (R)
J. Everett (R)
Official Summary

The bill ensures that a woman is given information regarding the
possibility of an abortion pill reversal so that she is fully informed and is
given options to continue the pregnancy and preserve the mother-child
relationship when she desires to do so. The department of public health
and environment must publish a statement on its website regarding
abortion pill reversal. The woman's doctor shall provide her with this
statement at least 24 hours before providing the abortion pill.

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House CommitteeHealth, Insurance, & Environment
Intro Date01/18/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/25/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusHouse Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely (02/09/2017)
Senate Committee
Bill Subject- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Human Services
- Public Health
Google Cal
History 
CCW Summary

Concerning creation of the 'Abortion Pill Reversal Information Act'.

Position

Bill: HB17-1087
Title: Office Of Public Guardianship Pilot Program
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsK. Lundberg (R)
House SponsorsD. Young (D)
Official Summary

The bill creates the office of public guardianship (office) within
the judicial department to provide legal guardianship services to indigent
and incapacitated adults who:
  • Have no responsible family members or friends who are
available and appropriate to serve as a guardian; and
  • Lack adequate resources to compensate a private guardian
and pay the costs and fees associated with an appointment
proceeding.
The office is established as a pilot program, to be evaluated and
then continued, discontinued, or expanded at the discretion of the general
assembly in 2021. On or before January 1, 2021, the director of the office
shall submit a report to the judiciary committees of the senate and the
house of representatives. The report, at a minimum, must:
  • Quantify, to the extent possible, Colorado's unmet need for
public guardianship services for indigent and incapacitated
adults;
  • Quantify, to the extent possible, the average annual cost of
providing guardianship services to indigent and
incapacitated adults;
  • Quantify, to the extent possible, the net cost or benefit, if
any, to the state that may result from the provision of
guardianship services to each indigent and incapacitated
adult in each judicial district of the state;
  • Assess whether an independent statewide office of public
guardianship is preferable and feasible;
  • Analyze costs and off-setting savings to the state from the
delivery of public guardianship services; and
  • Provide uniform and consistent data elements regarding
service delivery in an aggregate format that does not
include any personal identifying information of any person.
The bill creates the public guardianship commission (commission)
within the judicial department and charges the commission with
appointing a director of the office. The director serves at the pleasure of
the commission.
The bill creates the office of public guardianship cash fund (fund)
in the state treasury. The fund consists of any money that the office
receives from gifts, grants, or donations as well as any other money
appropriated to the fund by the general assembly.
The office and the fund are repealed, effective June 30, 2021.

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House CommitteeJudiciary
Intro Date01/18/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (08/08/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (06/05/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Civil Law
- Courts & Judicial
Google Cal
History 
CCW Summary

Concerning an office of public guardianship. 

Position

Bill: HB17-1101
Title: Division Of Youth Corrections Monetary Incentives Award Program
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsN. Todd (D)
K. Priola (R)
House SponsorsP. Rosenthal (D)
Official Summary

The bill creates the youth corrections monetary incentives award
program (program) in the division of youth corrections in the department
of human services (department). The purpose of the program is to provide
monetary awards and incentives for academic, social, and psychological
achievement to juveniles committed to the department. The department
is directed to adopt rules concerning the administration of the program,
including participation criteria, guidelines, and award amounts. At a
minimum, a juvenile in the program must maintain an outstanding
academic record during each academic term and make continual progress
in therapeutic or other programs he or she is assigned to. Rules for the
program must state that the incentive money may only be used for
educational purposes, independent living expenses, restitution expenses,
or other expenses approved as necessary and valid by the juvenile's case
manager.
The department shall credit and hold in trust any incentive money
awarded to a juvenile to that juvenile's account, if he or she has one
established. If the juvenile does not have an account established, the
department shall establish an account for a juvenile at such time as he or
she begins to earn incentive awards through the program.
The department is authorized to accept gifts, grants, and donations
for the purposes of the program.

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House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Intro Date01/19/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/09/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (04/04/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Google Cal
History 
CCW Summary

Concerning the creation of the youth corrections monetary incentives award program in the division of youth corrections.

Position

Bill: HB17-1106
Title: Extend Early Childhood Leadership Commission
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsN. Todd (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)
House SponsorsB. Pettersen (D)
J. Wilson (R)
Official Summary

The bill amends the statutes relating to the early childhood
leadership commission (commission) in the department of human services
(department) as follows:
  • Makes changes to the legislative declaration, mission, and
duties of the commission to include consideration of
families of pregnant women and children;
  • Increases membership from 20 members to 25 members.
Among other members described in the bill, the new
members may include representatives of programs
providing early childhood services and supports for
military families.
  • Changes the title of the person appointed to assist the
department in fulfilling the duties of the commission from
executive director to director;
  • Removes the requirement that the director be compensated
from money credited to the early childhood leadership
commission fund;
  • Permits the commission to seek, accept, and expend gifts,
grants, and donations for the expenses of the commission;
  • Allows general fund appropriations for the commission;
and
  • Extends the repeal date and sunset review of the
commission prior to its repeal from 2018 to 2023.

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House CommitteeEducation
Intro Date01/19/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/29/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (05/02/2017)
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
- Human Services
Google Cal
History 
CCW Summary

Concerning the early childhood leadership commission.

Position

Bill: HB17-1109
Title: Child Sex Assault Pattern Offense Place Of Trial
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
J. Cooke (R)
House SponsorsJ. Danielson (D)
T. Carver (R)
Official Summary

In current law, several sex-assault-on-a-child crimes are designated
pattern offenses, meaning that the defendant has a pattern of sexually
assaulting the same child repeatedly. When such assaults occur in more
than one jurisdiction, the district attorney in each such jurisdiction must
prosecute a case for the incident that occurred in his or her jurisdiction.
The bill allows a prosecutor to charge and bring a pattern-offense case for
all such assaults in any jurisdiction where one of the acts occurred. The
bill allows the prosecution of a defendant charged with
s e x - a s s a u l t - o n - a - c h i l d p a t t e r n o f f e n s e o r
sex-assault-on-a-child-in-a-position-of-trust pattern offense to be tried:
  • In a county where at least one or more of the incidents of
sexual contact occurred;
  • In a county where an act in furtherance of the offense was
committed; or
  • In a county where the victim resided during all or part of
the offense.

Hearing Room
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House CommitteeJudiciary
Intro Date01/20/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/01/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (04/04/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Google Cal
History 
CCW Summary

Concerning prosecuting in one jurisdiction a person who has committed sexual assaults against a child in different jurisdictions.

Position

Bill: HB17-1110
Title: Jurisdiction Juvenile Court Parental Responsibilities
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsN. Todd (D)
House SponsorsS. Beckman (R)
Official Summary

The bill allows the juvenile court to take jurisdiction involving a
juvenile in a juvenile delinquency case and subsequently enter orders
involving parental responsibilities, parenting time, and child support
when:
  • The juvenile court has maintained jurisdiction in a case
involving an adjudicated juvenile, a juvenile with a
deferred adjudication, or a juvenile on a management plan;
  • An action related to parental responsibilities or custody
involving the same juvenile is not pending in a district
court; and
  • All parties are in agreement or have been given proper
notice.

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House CommitteeJudiciary
Intro Date01/20/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/22/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (04/18/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial
Google Cal
History 
CCW Summary Concerning juvenile court jurisdiction regarding matters related to parental responsibilities in a juvenile delinquency case.  
Position

Bill: HB17-1111
Title: Dependency And Neglect Civil Protection Orders
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House SponsorsS. Beckman (R)
Official Summary

The bill clarifies that the juvenile court (court) has jurisdiction to
enter civil protection orders in dependency and neglect actions in the
same manner as district and county courts. The court must follow the
same procedures for the issuance of the civil protection orders and use
standardized forms. Civil protection orders must be entered into the
central registry for protection orders and are enforced in the same manner
as civil protection orders issued by other courts.
If the civil protection order is made permanent, it remains in effect
after the termination of the dependency and neglect action. The clerk of
the court shall file a certified copy of a permanent civil protection order
in an existing district court case, if applicable, or with the county court in
the county where the protected party resides.

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House CommitteeJudiciary
Intro Date01/20/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/09/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (04/04/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial
Google Cal
History 
CCW Summary

Concerning allowing juvenile courts to enter civil protection orders in dependency and neglect cases.

Position

Bill: HB17-1122
Title: Gender Identification On Birth Certificates
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsD. Moreno (D)
House SponsorsD. Esgar (D)
Official Summary

Under current law, a person born in Colorado who seeks a new
birth certificate from the registrar of vital statistics (state registrar) to
reflect a change in gender designation must obtain a court order
indicating that the sex of the person has been changed by surgical
procedure and ordering that the gender designation on the birth certificate
be amended, and the person must obtain a court order with a legal name
change. The bill repeals that provision and creates new requirements for
the issuance of birth certificates in cases of changes to gender
designation.
Under the bill, known as the 2017 Birth Certificate Modernization
Act, the state registrar shall issue a new birth certificate with a different
gender designation to a person who was born in this state when the state
registrar receives:
  • A written request from the person or the person's legal
representative requesting a new birth certificate with a
gender designation that differs from the gender designated
on the person's original birth certificate; and
  • A statement from a medical or mental health care provider
licensed in good standing stating that the person has
undergone treatment appropriate for that person for the
purpose of gender transition or stating that the person has
an intersex condition, and that in the provider's professional
opinion the person's gender designation should be changed
accordingly.
The bill requires that the state registrar issue a new birth certificate
rather than an amended birth certificate. The bill allows a person who has
previously obtained an amended birth certificate under previous versions
of the law to apply to receive a new birth certificate.
A person is not required to obtain a court order for a legal name
change in order to obtain a new birth certificate with a change in gender
designation. The bill creates a process for a person to update the person's
name on a birth certificate at other times than the issuance of the new
birth certificate.
The state registrar is prohibited from requesting additional medical
information but is authorized to contact the medical or mental health
provider to verify the provider's statement. The courts in this state are
given jurisdiction to issue a decree to amend a birth certificate to reflect
a change in gender designation for certain persons if the law in another
state or foreign jurisdiction requires a court decree in order to amend a
birth certificate to reflect a change in gender designation.

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Intro Date01/24/2017
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StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/27/2017)
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Concerning the issuance of a new birth certificate with a gender designation that differs from the gender designated on the person's original birth certificate.

Position

Bill: HB17-1134
Title: Hold Colorado Government Accountable Sanctuary Jurisdictions
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsV. Marble (R)
House SponsorsD. Williams (R)
Official Summary

The bill is known as the Colorado Politician Accountability Act.
The bill includes a legislative declaration that states that addressing
sanctuary jurisdictions is a matter of statewide concern and that makes
findings about how sanctuary policies are contrary to federal law and state
interests.
The bill creates a civil remedy against the state or a political
subdivision of the state (jurisdiction) and against its elected officials for
creating sanctuary policies. The bill also creates a crime of rendering
assistance to an illegal alien that can be brought against an elected official
for creating a sanctuary jurisdiction.
An elected official is responsible for the creation of a sanctuary
jurisdiction if the elected official votes in favor of imposing or creating
a law, ordinance, or policy that allows the jurisdiction to operate as a
sanctuary jurisdiction, fails to take steps to try to change a law, ordinance,
or policy that allows the jurisdiction to operate as a sanctuary jurisdiction,
or is a county sheriff who imposes or enforces a policy that allows the
jurisdiction to operate as a sanctuary jurisdiction in a county in which the
elected officials have not voted to impose or create a sanctuary
jurisdiction.
The bill allows any person who claims that he or she is a victim of
any crime committed by an illegal alien who established residency in a
sanctuary jurisdiction to file a civil action for compensatory damages
against a jurisdiction and against the elected officials of the jurisdiction
who were responsible for creating the policy to operate as a sanctuary
jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the protections of the Colorado
Governmental Immunity Act, the jurisdiction and its officials who are
responsible for creating a sanctuary jurisdiction are civilly liable for
damages if the person who engaged in the criminal activity:
  • Is determined to be an illegal alien;
  • Had established residency in the sanctuary jurisdiction; and
  • Is convicted of the crime that is a proximate cause of the
injury to a person or property.
The maximum amount of compensatory damages for injury to
persons is $700,000 per person or $1,980,000 for injury to 2 or more
persons; except that no person may recover in excess of $700,000. The
maximum amount of compensatory damages for injury to property is set
at $350,000 per person or $990,000 for injury to multiple persons; except
that no person may recover in excess of $350,000.
The bill defines a sanctuary jurisdiction as a jurisdiction that
adopts a law, ordinance, or policy on or after the effective date of this bill
that prohibits or in any way restricts an official or employee of the
jurisdiction from:
  • Cooperating and complying with federal immigration
officials or enforcing federal immigration law;
  • Sending to or receiving from or requesting from federal
immigration officials information regarding the citizenship
or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of an individual;
  • Maintaining or exchanging information about an
individual's immigration status, lawful or unlawful, with
other federal agencies, state agencies, or municipalities;
  • Inquiring about an individual's name, date and place of
birth, and immigration status while enforcing or conducting
an official investigation into a violation of any law of this
state;
  • Continuing to detain an individual, regardless of the
individual's ability to be released on bail, who has been
identified as an illegal alien while in custody for violating
any state law; or
  • Verifying the lawful presence and eligibility of a person
applying for a state or local public benefit as required by
state and federal law.
The bill sets forth the requirements for determining when an illegal
alien has established residency in a sanctuary jurisdiction. An illegal
alien is defined as a person who is not lawfully present within the United
States, as determined by federal immigration law.
The governing body of any jurisdiction is prohibited from adopting
a law, ordinance, rule, policy, or plan or taking any action that limits or
prohibits an elected official, employee, or law enforcement officer from
communicating or cooperating with an appropriate public official,
employee, or law enforcement officer of the federal government
concerning the immigration status of an individual residing in the state.
The governing body of a jurisdiction is required to provide written notice
to each elected official, employee, and law enforcement officer of the
jurisdiction of his or her duty to communicate and cooperate with the
federal government concerning enforcement of any federal or state
immigration law. The governing body of any jurisdiction in this state is
required to annually submit a written report to the department of public
safety (department) that the jurisdiction is in compliance with the
cooperation and communication requirements. If the department does not
receive those written reports, the department is required to provide the
name of that jurisdiction to the state controller.
A law enforcement officer of a jurisdiction who has reasonable
cause to believe that an individual under arrest is not lawfully present in
the United States shall immediately report the individual to the
appropriate U.S. immigration and customs enforcement office (ICE)
within the department of homeland security. The governing body of any
jurisdiction is required to report annually to the department on the number
of individuals who were reported to ICE by law enforcement officers
from that jurisdiction. The department is directed to compile and submit
annual reports on compliance to the general assembly and to the state
controller. The state controller is required to withhold the payment of any
state funds to any jurisdiction that is found by the department to have
failed to comply with these reporting requirements. The state controller
shall withhold funds until the department notifies the state controller that
the jurisdiction is in compliance.
The bill creates the crime of rendering assistance to an illegal alien
through a sanctuary jurisdiction, which is a class 4 felony. A person who
is an elected official of a jurisdiction commits rendering assistance to an
illegal alien through a sanctuary jurisdiction if, with intent to hinder,
delay, or prevent the discovery, detection, apprehension, prosecution,
conviction, or punishment of illegal aliens within the jurisdiction:
  • He or she was responsible for creating a sanctuary
jurisdiction in the jurisdiction to which the official is
elected; and
  • When, as a result of the protection afforded by a sanctuary
jurisdiction, a third person engages in criminal activity and
the third person:
  • Is an illegal alien as legally defined by federal
immigration law;
  • Had established residency in the sanctuary
jurisdiction that was created by the official; and
  • Has been convicted of a crime that caused injury to
a person or to property.
A person who has knowledge of a crime committed by an illegal
alien as a result of the creation of a sanctuary jurisdiction may file an
affidavit with the attorney general or with a district attorney outlining the
crime and requesting that charges be brought or that a grand jury be
impaneled. The attorney general or district attorney shall investigate and
respond in writing with his or her decision to the person filing the
affidavit within 49 days. If the attorney general or district attorney
declines to bring charges or impanel a grand jury, the person may file a
second affidavit directly with the applicable court.
The bill includes a severability clause and a provision that states
that the bill is not subject to judicial review.
The bill takes effect upon passage and applies to acts or omissions
occurring on or after said date.

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House CommitteeState, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Intro Date01/30/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/17/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/22/2017)
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CCW Summary

Concerning holding Colorado government accountable for creating sanctuary jurisdiction policies.

Position

Bill: HB17-1150
Title: No Bail For Stalking And Domestic Violence Offenders
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsO. Hill (R)
House SponsorsC. Navarro (R)
Official Summary

Current law allows a court to grant bail after a person is convicted,
pending sentencing or appeal; except that no bail is allowed for persons
convicted of certain specific crimes. To this list of crimes the bill adds
stalking and felony offenses for which acts of domestic violence are the
underlying factual basis.

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House CommitteeJudiciary
Intro Date02/02/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/09/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (05/03/2017)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
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Concerning disallowing a court from granting bail to offenders who have committed certain crimes.

Position

Bill: HB17-1156
Title: Prohibits Conversion Therapy Mental Health Provider
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsS. Fenberg (D)
House SponsorsP. Rosenthal (D)
Official Summary

The bill prohibits a licensed physician specializing in psychiatry
or a licensed or registered mental health care provider from engaging in
conversion therapy with a patient under 18 years of age. A licensee who
engages in these efforts is subject to disciplinary action by the appropriate
licensing board. Conversion therapy means efforts that seek to change
an individual's sexual orientation, including efforts to change behaviors
or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic
attraction or feelings toward individuals of the same sex.

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House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Intro Date02/06/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/14/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/22/2017)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Bill Subject- Health Care & Health Insurance
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Concerning a prohibition on conversion therapy by a licensed mental health care provider.

Position

Bill: HB17-1175
Title: Domestic Violence Awareness Barbers Cosmetologists
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House SponsorsE. Hooton (D)
Official Summary

The bill requires barbers, hairstylists, cosmetologists, estheticians,
and nail technicians, as part of the requirement to renew their professional
licenses, to take a one-time training course for one hour on domestic
violence and sexual assault awareness. The bill does not impose a
mandatory reporting requirement on these professionals and specifically
grants them immunity from civil and criminal liability for reporting or
failing to report potential domestic violence or sexual assault.

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House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Intro Date02/06/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/16/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (04/12/2017)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Bill Subject- Business & Economic Development
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CCW Summary

Concerning domestic violence awareness training under the 'Barber and Cosmetologist Act'.

Position

Bill: HB17-1204
Title: Juvenile Delinquency Record Expungement
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsJ. Cooke (R)
House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
Official Summary

Under current law, there is limited access to juvenile delinquency
records. The bill restricts that access by making certain records public
only after a court orders that a child be charged as an adult, consistent
with recent changes to the direct file statute, and by eliminating the
requirement that the prosecuting attorney notify the school principal of
minor offenses. The bill also ensures that the juvenile and his or her
attorney can access the juvenile's records, and that juvenile record
information is available to agencies that require the information for
research purposes, with protections against the disclosure of identifying
information.
Under current law, a juvenile or someone on the juvenile's behalf
must petition, after an applicable waiting period of one to 5 years, for
expungement. The bill requires the court to automatically expunge
records in certain situations. In some situations, the juvenile must still
petition for expungement. Records will be expunged immediately upon:
  • A finding of not guilty at an adjudicatory trial;
  • Dismissal of the entire case;
  • The completion of a sentence for a municipal offense; and
  • The completion of a juvenile sentence for a petty offense or
a class 2 or class 3 misdemeanor that is not a sex offense or
does not involve domestic violence.
Records will be eligible for expungement upon the completion of
a juvenile sentence when the juvenile has a class 1 misdemeanor or a
misdemeanor involving domestic violence; or the dismissal after
completion of juvenile diversion, a deferred adjudication, or an informal
adjustment; or the adjudication of a first-time felony and the adjudicated
felony is not a crime of violence, is not an offense involving unlawful
sexual behavior, and is not a class 1 or class 2 felony. The court sends a
notice to the prosecuting attorney that the records are eligible for
expungement. The prosecuting attorney shall notify the victim, and the
victim and the prosecuting attorney have the right to object to the
expungement. If there is no objection, the court enters an expungement
order. If there is an objection, the court holds a hearing to determine if the
juvenile is sufficiently rehabilitated and whether expungement is in the
best interest of the juvenile and the community.
All other juveniles must file a petition to request expungement
after an applicable waiting period. Records will be eligible for
expungement one year after a law enforcement contact that did not result
in a referral to another agency. Records will be eligible for expungement
one year from the date of the completion of a juvenile sentence if the
juvenile was not adjudicated a repeat, mandatory, aggravated, or violent
juvenile offender. After the petition is filed, the court shall hold a hearing,
and the court shall grant expungement if it finds that the juvenile has been
rehabilitated and that expungement is in the best interest of the juvenile
and the community. A person who is adjudicated as a repeat or mandatory
offender, violent juvenile offender, or aggravated juvenile offender;
adjudicated for homicide or vehicular homicide as a juvenile offender; or
adjudicated for a felony offense involving unlawful sexual behavior is not
eligible for expungement.
The bill requires written notice of the right to expungement and of
the expungement process to the juvenile.
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House CommitteeJudiciary
Intro Date02/23/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/03/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (05/18/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
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Concerning juvenile delinquency record expungement.

Position

Bill: HB17-1207
Title: No Detention Facility Requirement Youth Ages 10-12
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
Official Summary

The bill creates provisions that remove the requirements for the
department of human services to receive, detain, or provide care for any
juvenile who is 10 years of age and older but less than 13 years of age,
unless the juvenile has been arrested or adjudicated for a felony or a
weapons charge that is a misdemeanor or felony. Provisions remain in
statute for other programs and services for the age group that will no
longer require placement of the juvenile in a detention facility.

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House CommitteeJudiciary
Intro Date02/24/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/06/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (05/30/2017)
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Human Services
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CCW Summary

Concerning the requirement for the department of human services to place a juvenile who is ten years of age and older but less than thirteen years of age in a detention facility unless the juvenile is charged with a serious offense.

Position

Bill: HB17-1210
Title: School Discipline For Preschool Through 2nd Grade
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
R. Fields (D)
House SponsorsJ. Buckner (D)
S. Lontine (D)
Official Summary

With regard to students enrolled in preschool, kindergarten, first
grade, or second grade, the bill prohibits a school district, board of
cooperative services, charter school, or public preschool program
(enrolling entity) from expelling a student, except as specifically required
by federal law, and allows the enrolling entity to impose an out-of-school
suspension on the student only under specified circumstances for 3 school
days. Under additional specified circumstances, the enrolling entity may
extend the out-of-school suspension to a total of 5 school days. Each
school district and charter school must ensure that its school discipline
code reflects the requirements specified in the bill. The state board of
education cannot waive the provisions concerning expulsion and
suspension of young students for school districts or charter schools.
The bill specifies that school districts are required to adopt
prevention and early intervention strategies to reduce the need for early
childhood and early elementary grade suspensions and expulsions. The
bill expands the expelled and at-risk student services grant program to
include services for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary grade
students and their families.

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House CommitteeEducation
Intro Date02/27/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/06/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
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StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (04/17/2017)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Bill Subject- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
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Concerning the discipline of preschool through second grade students enrolled in publicly funded education programs.

Position

Bill: HB17-1211
Title: Educators Professional Development Discipline Strategies
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
House SponsorsJ. Coleman (D)
Official Summary

The bill creates the discipline strategies pilot program (pilot
program) to provide money to school districts, boards of cooperative
services, and charter schools for professional development for educators
in the use of culturally responsive methods of student discipline for
students enrolled in preschool through third grade and developmentally
appropriate responses to the behavioral issues of students enrolled in
preschool through third grade. The department of education (department)
and the state board of education (state board) must implement the pilot
program by reviewing applications, awarding grants, and preparing a
report concerning implementation of the pilot program, including its
success in reducing the use of exclusionary discipline practices. The
department must submit the report to the state board, the joint budget
committee, and the education committees of the general assembly.
The pilot program must be paid for exclusively with gifts, grants,
and donations, and the department and the state board are not required to
implement the pilot program in a year in which they do not receive a
sufficient amount in gifts, grants, and donations.

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House CommitteeEducation
Intro Date02/27/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/08/2017)
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LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (05/18/2017)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Bill Subject- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
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Concerning professional development for educators regarding disciplinary strategies for young students.

Position

Bill: SB17-004
Title: Access To Providers For Medicaid Recipients
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsJ. Tate (R)
House SponsorsC. Wist (R)
Official Summary

Under current law, recipients of services under the Colorado
medical assistance program (medicaid) are not responsible for the cost of
services by a medical provider or the cost remaining after payment by
medicaid or another private insurer, regardless of whether the medical
provider is enrolled in the medicaid program, unless the medical services
provided are nonreimbursable by medicaid. The bill amends the statute
so that the prohibition on charging medicaid recipients for medical
services applies only if the medical provider is enrolled in medicaid.
Prior to providing medical services to a medicaid recipient, a
nonenrolled provider must enter into a written agreement with the
recipient as specified in the bill. If the requirements are met, the medicaid
recipient would be responsible for the cost of the medical services.

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House CommitteeState, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Intro Date01/11/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/23/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (04/19/2017)
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
Bill Subject- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Public Health
- State Government
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Concerning access by medicaid recipients to nonenrolled medical providers.

Position

Bill: SB17-011
Title: Study Transportation Access For People With Disabilities
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsK. Lambert (R)
House SponsorsP. Lawrence (R)
Official Summary

The bill creates a technical demonstration forum consisting of
seven members to study and document how advanced technologies can
improve transportation access for people with disabilities. The forum
consists of the following agency officers or their designees:
  • The executive director of the department of labor and
employment, who serves as chair of the forum;
  • The executive director of the department of health care
policy and financing, who serves as vice-chair of the
forum;
  • The director of the public utilities commission;
  • The chief information officer of the office of information
technology;
  • The executive director of the department of human
services;
  • The director of the division of veterans affairs; and
  • The superintendent of the Colorado school for the deaf and
the blind.
To demonstrate the transportation access needs of people with
disabilities in both urban and rural areas of the state, the forum is directed
to study the transportation access needs of people with disabilities in El
Paso and Teller counties and explore technological and transportation
business solutions that could increase transportation access for people
with disabilities in those areas. The forum may recommend that the
executive director of the department of labor and employment enter into
a contract with a technology developer or transportation business to
conduct one or more pilot projects in El Paso County, Teller County, or
both counties to demonstrate the efficacy of a certain technology or
transportation business product to improve transportation access for
people with disabilities.
On or before December 31, 2017, the forum is required to publish
a report of its research and findings, including the results of any pilot
projects and any legislative recommendations developed, and to furnish
copies of the report to the governor, members of the general assembly's
majority and minority leadership, and the members of the joint budget
committee.
The forum and its responsibilities are repealed, effective July 1,
2018.

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House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Intro Date01/11/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/09/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (03/20/2017)
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
Bill Subject- Human Services
- Public Health
- Transportation & Motor Vehicles
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CCW Summary

Concerning the creation of a technical demonstration forum to study solutions to improve transportation access for people with disabilities.

Position

Bill: SB17-012
Title: Competency Restoration Services And Education
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsB. Martinez Humenik (R)
House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
Official Summary

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment
of Persons with Mental Illness in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice
Systems.
The bill addresses various issues relating to the restoration of
competency for juveniles and adults in the juvenile and criminal justice
systems, including:
  • Requiring the court to consider whether restoration to
competency services should occur on an outpatient basis if
the defendant is on bond or summons;
  • Requiring that, in addition to providing competency
restoration services in the least restrictive environment, the
provision of such services and a juvenile's participation in
those services occur and are reviewed by the court in a
timely manner;
  • Establishing the unit within the department of human
services that administers behavioral health programs and
services, including those relating to mental health and
substance abuse, also known as the office of behavioral
health (office), as the entity responsible for the oversight of
restoration education and the coordination services
necessary to competency restoration; and
  • Setting forth the duties of the office related to competency
restoration services and education.

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Intro Date01/11/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/09/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSent to the Governor (05/18/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
- Human Services
- Public Health
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Concerning competency restoration services for defendants deemed incompetent to proceed.

Position

Bill: SB17-016
Title: County Choice Child Protection Teams
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsC. Jahn (D)
T. Neville (R)
House SponsorsD. Nordberg (R)
T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
Official Summary

Legislative Audit Committee. Current law requires the creation
of a child protection team for any county or group of contiguous counties
receiving more than 50 referrals related to child abuse or neglect in a
year. Other counties or groups of contiguous counties are encouraged, but
not required, to establish a child protection team. The bill makes it
optional for all counties and groups of contiguous counties to establish a
child protection team.

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House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Intro Date01/11/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/10/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (04/04/2017)
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Human Services
- Local Government
- State Government
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CCW Summary

Concerning the optional creation of a child protection team by a county.

Position

Bill: SB17-019
Title: Medication Mental Illness In Justice Systems
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsB. Martinez Humenik (R)
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
Official Summary

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment
of Persons with Mental Illness in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice
Systems.
The bill implements recommendations from the task force
concerning the treatment of persons with mental illness in the criminal
and juvenile justice systems and the medication consistency work group
of the behavioral health transformation council to promote increased
medication consistency for persons with mental illness in the criminal and
juvenile justice systems. The recommendations include:
  • Requiring the unit and office within the department of
human services that administers behavioral health
programs (OBH), including those related to mental health
and substance use, and the department of corrections to
promulgate rules that require providers under each
department's authority to use an agreed upon medication
formulary (formulary) by mental health providers and
justice system providers (providers);
  • Requiring OBH to conduct annual and biannual reviews of
the formulary to address any urgent concerns related to the
formulary, update the formulary, and ensure compliance
with the medicaid formulary;
  • Requiring the department of corrections, county jails,
community mental health centers, the division of youth
corrections, and other providers to share patient-specific
mental health care and treatment information, provided
federal and state confidentiality requirements are met;
  • Requiring OBH and relevant providers to develop a plan
for electronically sharing patient-specific mental health
care and treatment information across systems;
  • Requiring OBH to encourage providers to utilize
cooperative purchasing for the formulary to maximize
statewide cost savings;
  • Encouraging the pharmaceutical cooperative purchasing
entity to include an ongoing drug utilization review
process;
  • Requiring OBH to investigate and develop options for
collaboration with local county jails to coordinate
medication purchasing. Based on that information, the
behavioral health transformation council shall develop a
medication purchasing plan on or before July 1, 2017; and
  • Requiring the department of human services and the
department of corrections to report progress on the
implementation and use of the medication formulary and
cooperative purchasing as part of each department's State
Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and
Transparent (SMART) Government Act hearing,
beginning in January 2018 and annually thereafter.

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House CommitteeHealth, Insurance, & Environment
Intro Date01/11/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/08/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSent to the Governor (05/18/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Human Services
- Public Health
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CCW Summary

Concerning increasing medication consistency for persons with mental illness in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.

Position

Bill: SB17-021
Title: Assistance To Released Mentally Ill Offenders
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsB. Martinez Humenik (R)
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
Official Summary

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment
of Persons with Mental Illness in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice
Systems.
The bill directs the division of housing in the department of
local affairs to establish a program to provide vouchers and supportive
services to persons with a mental illness who are being released from the
department of corrections (DOC) or jails. The program is funded by
general fund appropriations and from money unspent by the division of
criminal justice (CDPS) for community corrections programs in the
previous fiscal year.
The bill directs the behavioral health unit in the department of
human services, in conjunction with the DOC, to implement reentry
programs to assist persons with a mental illness who are transitioning
from incarceration. If necessary, the programs may receive money from
the community corrections appropriation to CDPS.
The bill appropriates $2.7 million to the department of local
affairs.

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House CommitteeHealth, Insurance, & Environment
Intro Date01/11/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/09/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSent to the Governor (05/18/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Housing
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CCW Summary

Concerning reentry services for persons with mental illness in the criminal justice system, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Position

Bill: SB17-024
Title: Clarify Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities Hearsay Exception
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House SponsorsD. Young (D)
Official Summary

Under current law, there is an exception to the hearsay rule for a
person with an intellectual and developmental disability if the
out-of-court statement relates to certain specified crimes. Current law also
provides increased penalties if certain crimes are committed against
at-risk persons. The bill clarifies that the hearsay exception applies if the
defendant is charged under the increased penalties for crimes against
at-risk persons.

Hearing Room
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House CommitteeJudiciary
Intro Date01/11/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/01/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (03/30/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
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History 
CCW Summary

Concerning the hearsay exception for persons with an intellectual and developmental disability when a defendant is charged with a crime against an at-risk person.

Position

Bill: SB17-028
Title: Healthy Families And Military Preparedness Act
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsR. Gardner (R)
House SponsorsD. Nordberg (R)
T. Exum Sr. (D)
Official Summary

The bill requires the state department of human services (state
department) and county departments of human or social services (county
departments) to provide notice and to collect and share information with
the command authority of national military installations regarding any
report received of known or suspected instances of child abuse or neglect
in which the person having custody or control of the child is a member of
the armed forces or a spouse, significant other, or family member of the
member of the armed forces assigned to that military installation.
The state department and county departments may enter into
memorandums of understanding with military installations establishing
protocols for the sharing of information and for collaboration on the
investigations into child abuse or neglect by a member of the armed
forces or a spouse, significant other, or family member of the member of
the armed forces.
The state board of human services shall promulgate rules related
to the collection and sharing of information.
The bill allows designated authorities at the military base of
assignment or installation for the member of the armed forces or a spouse,
significant other, or family member of the member of the armed forces to
have access to reports of child abuse or neglect.
Reports of known or suspected child abuse or neglect must include
the military affiliation of any person who has custody or control of the
child who is the subject of the investigation of child abuse or neglect, if
such individual is a member of the armed forces or a spouse, significant
other, or family member of the member of the armed forces.

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Comment
Custom Summary
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Intro Date01/11/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/13/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSent to the Governor (05/18/2017)
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Civil Law
- Human Services
- Local Government
- Military & Veterans
- Public Health
Google Cal
History 
CCW Summary

Concerning the promotion of healthy families through the sharing of information related to investigations of child abuse or neglect between departments of human services and military installations when a person affiliated with the military installation is involved with the investigation.

Position

Bill: SB17-051
Title: Revisions To Victims' Rights Laws
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House SponsorsM. Foote (D)
P. Lawrence (R)
Official Summary

The bill makes various amendments to statutes concerning the
rights of crime victims, including the following:
The definition of crime is amended to include:
  • Failure to stop at the scene of an accident that results in
serious bodily injury of another person;
  • Violation of a protection order issued against a person
charged with stalking; and
  • Posting a private image for harassment or for pecuniary
gain.
The definition of critical stages is amended to include any full
board review hearing.
The definition of modification of sentence is amended to include
a resentencing following a probation revocation hearing or a request for
early termination of probation.
The bill creates a victim's right:
  • To be heard at any court proceeding at which the court
considers a request for progression from a person accused
or convicted of a crime against the victim and who is in the
custody of the state mental health hospital. Progression
includes off-grounds supervised or unsupervised privileges,
community placement, conditional release, unconditional
discharge, or a special furlough.
  • To be informed of the results of a probation or parole
revocation hearing; and
  • To be informed of the governor's decision to commute or
pardon a person convicted of a crime against the victim
before such information is publicly disclosed.
The bill requires a district attorney's office, if practicable, to
inform a victim of any pending motion to sequester the victim from a
critical stage in the case.
Unless a victim requests otherwise, the district attorney shall
inform each victim of the right to receive information from the state
mental health hospital concerning the custody and release of a person
convicted of a crime against the victim and ordered by a court into the
hospital's care, including how the victim may request notification from
the hospital.
Upon the written request of a victim, the Colorado mental health
institute at Pueblo or the Colorado mental health institute at Fort Logan
shall notify the victim of certain information regarding any person who
was charged with or convicted of a crime against the victim.
The bill requires the juvenile parole board to report additional
information concerning juvenile parole hearings.
The court shall inform the probation department before any
hearing regarding any request by a probationer for early termination of
probation or any change in the terms and conditions of probation.

Hearing Room
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Custom Summary
House CommitteeJudiciary
Intro Date01/13/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/27/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (04/28/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- Civil Law
- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Google Cal
History 
CCW Summary

Concerning the rights of crime victims.

Position

Bill: SB17-057
Title: Colorado Healthcare Affordability & Sustainability Enterprise
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsL. Guzman (D)
House Sponsors
Official Summary

The bill creates the Colorado healthcare affordability and
sustainability enterprise (enterprise) as a type 2 agency and
government-owned business within the department of health care policy
and financing (HCPF) for the purpose of participating in the
implementation and administration of a state Colorado healthcare
affordability and sustainability program (program) on and after July 1,
2017, and creates a board consisting of 13 members appointed by the
governor with the advice and consent of the senate to govern the
enterprise. The business purpose of the enterprise is, in exchange for the
payment of a new healthcare affordability and sustainability fee (fee) by
hospitals to the enterprise, to administer the program and thereby support
hospitals that provide uncompensated medical services to uninsured
patients and participate in publicly funded health insurance programs by:
  • Participating in a federal program that provides additional
matching money to states;
  • Using fee revenue, which must be credited to a newly
created healthcare affordability and sustainability fee fund
and used solely for purposes of the program, and federal
matching money to:
  • Reduce the amount of uncompensated care that
hospitals provide by increasing the number of
individuals covered by publicly funded health
insurance; and
  • Increase publicly funded insurance reimbursement
rates to hospitals; and
  • Providing or contracting for or arranging advisory and
consulting services to hospitals and coordinating services
to hospitals to help them more effectively and efficiently
participate in publicly funded insurance programs.
The bill does not take effect if the federal centers for medicare and
medicaid services determine that it does not comply with federal law.
The enterprise is designated as an enterprise for purposes of the
taxpayer's bill of rights (TABOR) so long as it meets TABOR
requirements. The primary powers and duties of the enterprise are to:
  • Charge and collect the fee from hospitals;
  • Leverage fee revenue collected to obtain federal matching
money;
  • Utilize and deploy both fee revenue and federal matching
money in furtherance of the business purpose of the
enterprise;
  • Issue revenue bonds payable from its revenues;
  • Enter into agreements with HCPF as necessary to collect
and expend fee revenue;
  • Engage the services of private persons or entities serving as
contractors, consultants, and legal counsel for professional
and technical assistance and advice and to supply other
services related to the conduct of the affairs of the
enterprise, including the provision of additional business
services to hospitals; and
  • Adopt and amend or repeal policies for the regulation of its
affairs and the conduct of its business.
The existing hospital provider fee program is repealed and the
existing hospital provider fee oversight and advisory board is abolished,
effective July 1, 2017.
The bill specifies that so long as the enterprise qualifies as a
TABOR-exempt enterprise, fee revenue does not count against either the
TABOR state fiscal year spending limit or the referendum C cap, the
higher statutory state fiscal year spending limit established after the voters
of the state approved referendum C in 2005. The bill clarifies that the
creation of the new enterprise to charge and collect the fee is the creation
of a new government-owned business that provides business services to
hospitals as an enterprise for purposes of TABOR and related statutes and
does not constitute the qualification of an existing government-owned
business as a new enterprise that would require or authorize downward
adjustment of the TABOR state fiscal year spending limit or the
referendum C cap.

Hearing Room
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Custom Summary
House Committee
Intro Date01/13/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/15/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSenate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely (03/21/2017)
Senate CommitteeFinance
Bill Subject- Fiscal Policy & Taxes
- Health Care & Health Insurance
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CCW Summary

Concerning the creation of an enterprise that is exempt from the requirements of section 20 of article X of the state constitution and related statutory provisions to administer a fee-based healthcare affordability and sustainability program for hospitals.

Position

Bill: SB17-068
Title: School Counselors Early Support For Students
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsN. Todd (D)
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
Official Summary

Under current law, a public school that includes any of grades 7
through 12 is eligible to receive a grant through the behavioral health care
professional matching grant program. Sections 2 to 5 of the bill add
elementary schools to the list of public schools eligible to receive a grant
through the program.
Under current law, a public middle, junior, or high school is
eligible to receive a grant through the school counselor corps grant
program. Sections 6 to 10 of the bill add elementary schools to the list of
public schools eligible to receive a grant through the program.

Hearing Room
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House CommitteeEducation
Intro Date01/13/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/15/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (04/18/2017)
Senate CommitteeEducation
Bill Subject- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Google Cal
History 
CCW Summary

Concerning early support for student success through access to school counselors, and, in connection therewith, serving all grades through the behavioral health care professional matching grant program and the school counselor corps grant program.

Position

Bill: SB17-074
Title: Create Medication-assisted Treatment Pilot Program
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsL. Garcia (D)
House SponsorsD. Esgar (D)
Official Summary

The bill creates the medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
expansion pilot program, administered by the university of Colorado
college of nursing, to expand access to medication-assisted treatment to
opioid-dependent patients in Pueblo and Routt counties. The pilot
program will provide grants to community- and office-based practices,
behavioral health organizations, and substance abuse treatment
organizations to:
  • Assist nurse practitioners and physician assistants working
in those settings to obtain training and support required
under the federal Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery
Act of 2016 (CARA) to enable them to prescribe
buprenorphine as part of providing MAT to
opioid-dependent patients; and
  • Provide behavioral therapies in conjunction with
medication as part of the provision of MAT to
opioid-dependent patients.
The general assembly is directed to appropriate $500,000 per year
for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 fiscal years from the marijuana tax cash
fund to the university of Colorado board of regents, for allocation to the
college of nursing to implement the pilot program.
Each grant recipient must submit a report to the college of nursing
regarding the use of the grant, and the college of nursing must submit a
summarized report to the governor and the health committees of the
senate and house of representatives regarding the pilot program.
The pilot program is established and funded for 2 years and repeals
on June 30, 2020.

Hearing Room
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Comment
Custom Summary
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Intro Date01/13/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/30/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (05/22/2017)
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
Bill Subject- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Higher Education
- Human Services
- Public Health
Google Cal
History 
CCW Summary

Concerning the creation of a pilot program in certain areas of the state experiencing high levels of opioid addiction to award grants to increase access to addiction treatment.

Position

Bill: SB17-082
Title: Regulation Of Methadone Treatment Facilities
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsK. Lambert (R)
House SponsorsP. Lundeen (R)
Official Summary

Current law requires the department of human services to establish
standards for facilities that treat drug abusers or dispense controlled
substances to drug abusers. This authority includes standards for
methadone treatment facilities.
The bill defines methadone treatment facilities, removes regulatory
authority over methadone treatment facilities from the department of
human services, and authorizes regulatory authority of methadone
treatment facilities by the department of public health and environment.
The bill requires additional standards for methadone treatment
facilities, including minimum distances for such facilities from schools,
colleges, residential child care facilities, and public parks, and a
disclosure of infractions by the owner of the facility, its holding company,
and any other entity under the holding company. When infractions are
disclosed, the department must determine whether the public interest
requires denial of an application or other remedial action.
The bill also specifies that a methadone treatment facility is not a
medical clinic for zoning purposes.

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House CommitteeState, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Intro Date01/13/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/24/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (04/27/2017)
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
Bill Subject- Human Services
- Public Health
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History 
CCW Summary

Concerning the regulation of methadone treatment facilities.

Position

Bill: SB17-087
Title: Determinate Sentence For Indeterminate Sex Offense
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsI. Aguilar (D)
House Sponsors
Official Summary

Currently, a court is required to sentence certain sex offenders to
an indeterminate sentence that is a maximum of the sex offender's life.
The bill allows the court to choose either the indeterminate sentence or a
determinate sentence in those cases. The bill addresses the factors related
to punishment and treatment that a court must consider when deciding
between an indeterminate or a determinate sentence. The court must
specify its reasons on the record for choosing either a determinate or an
indeterminate sentence.

Hearing Room
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Comment
Custom Summary
House Committee
Intro Date01/18/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/30/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (02/22/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
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History 
CCW Summary

Concerning granting judicial discretion to sentence a defendant to an indeterminate or determinate sentence for a sexual offense, and, in connection therewith, requiring the criteria and basis for the sentencing decision to be articulated on the public record.

Position

Bill: SB17-091
Title: Allow Medicaid Home Health Services In Community
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsL. Crowder (R)
D. Moreno (D)
House SponsorsJ. Ginal (D)
Official Summary

Under current law, for some clients, home health services under
the medicaid program may only be provided in the client's residence. The
bill removes the location restriction for home health services to comply
with changes to federal medicaid rules that allow for services to be
delivered in the community as well as the residence.

Hearing Room
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Comment
Custom Summary
House CommitteeHealth, Insurance, & Environment
Intro Date01/18/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/08/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSent to the Governor (05/18/2017)
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
Bill Subject- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Human Services
Google Cal
History 
CCW Summary

Concerning allowing medicaid home health services to be provided in the community.

Position

Bill: SB17-110
Title: Accessibility Of Exempt Family Child Care
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsJ. Kefalas (D)
L. Crowder (R)
House SponsorsJ. Wilson (R)
J. Danielson (D)
Official Summary

The bill increases the accessibility of legal child care by expanding
the circumstances under which an individual can care for children from
multiple families for less than 24 hours without obtaining a child care
license.

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House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Intro Date01/27/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/07/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (03/30/2017)
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Human Services
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History 
CCW Summary

Concerning expanding the number of unrelated children to no more than four to qualify for license-exempt family child care.

Position

Bill: SB17-126
Title: Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsL. Guzman (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House SponsorsM. Hamner (D)
Y. Willett (R)
Official Summary

The bill creates the Colorado domestic violence fatality review
board (board) in the department of law (department). The review board
includes the attorney general or his or her designee, who acts as chair, and
at least 16 other members, to be appointed by the attorney general.
The review board shall:
  • Coordinate with local and regional domestic violence
review teams (review teams) to collect data;
  • Review and analyze the data; and
  • Prepare recommendations for the general assembly.
The board shall submit a written report of its recommendations to
the health and human services and judiciary committees of the senate and
the public health care and human services and judiciary committees of the
house of representatives on or before December 1, 2018, and on or before
December 1 each year thereafter. The report may include, but is not
limited to the following:
  • Recommendations for improving communication between
public and private organizations and agencies;
  • The number of domestic violence fatalities and near-death
incidents that occurred in each county during the preceding
year and the factors associated with each fatality;
  • Recommendations for reducing the incidence of domestic
violence in the state, and for improving responses to
domestic violence incidents by the legal system and by
communities; and
  • Recommendations directed at primary prevention of
domestic violence.
A city, county, or district court may establish a review team to
review fatal and near-fatal incidents of domestic violence, related
domestic violence matters, and suicides related to domestic abuse. Each
review team shall collect data and report it to their communities and to the
review board. A local or regional child fatality prevention review team
may operate as a domestic violence review team.
The bill creates the Colorado domestic violence review board cash
fund (fund) and authorizes the department and the review board to seek,
accept, and expend gifts, grants, and donations to the fund from private
or public sources.
The board is repealed, effective September 1, 2028. Before the
repeal, the review board shall be reviewed by the department of
regulatory agencies.

Hearing Room
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Comment
Custom Summary
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Intro Date01/27/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/21/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSent to the Governor (05/18/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- State Government
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History 
CCW Summary

Concerning the Colorado domestic violence fatality review board.

Position

Bill: SB17-163
Title: Supplemental Appropriations Department of Human Services
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsK. Lambert (R)
House SponsorsM. Hamner (D)
Official Summary

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of human
services.

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House CommitteeAppropriations
Intro Date02/03/2017
Fiscal Notes 
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (03/01/2017)
Senate CommitteeAppropriations
Bill Subject- State Revenue & Budget
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History 
CCW Summary

Concerning a supplemental appropriation to the department of human services.

Position

Bill: SB17-201
Title: Sunset Domestic Violence Offender Management Board
Hearing Date
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
J. Cooke (R)
House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
Official Summary

Sunset Process - Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill extends
the domestic violence offender management board (board) until
September 1, 2022. In addition, the bill:
  • Changes the appointment authority for 5 members of the
board from the executive director of the department of
regulatory agencies (DORA) to the executive director of
the department of public safety (director);
  • Changes the qualifications for 5 members of the board to
require all to have experience in the field of domestic
violence, at least 3 members to be licensed mental health
professionals, and at least 3 to be on the list of approved
providers published by the board;
  • Repeals language concerning staggered terms for members
of the initial board;
  • Authorizes the board to elect a presiding officer rather than
having the director appoint the presiding officer;
  • Changes the responsibility for the review of providers'
applications and review of mandatory continuing education
course requirements from DORA to the board; and
  • Makes the board solely responsible for publishing the list
of approved providers and relieves DORA from this
responsibility.

Hearing Room
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Custom Summary
House CommitteeJudiciary
Intro Date02/28/2017
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/08/2017)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSent to the Governor (05/19/2017)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Google Cal
History 
CCW Summary

Concerning the continuation of the domestic violence offender management board, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations of the 2016 sunset report issued by the department of regulatory agencies.

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