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Bill No. Title VotesFiscal NotesHearing DateHearing TimeHearing RoomIntro DateCCW SummaryHistorySave to CalendarBill SubjectFull TextLobbyistsStatusPositionCategoryCommentCustom SummaryOfficial SummaryHouse SponsorsSenate SponsorsHouse CommitteeSenate CommitteeBill Docs
HB19-1008 Include Career And Technical Education In Building Excellent Schools Today Program Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes : 06/19/201901/04/2019

Concerning the provision of grants for career and technical education capital construction through the "Building Excellent Schools Today Act".

Bill History - Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Full Text of BillLobbyistsGovernor Signed: 03/07/2019b

The bill amends the Building Excellent Schools Today Act to
allow the public school capital construction assistance board (board) to
provide grants to support career and technical education capital
construction, which is defined as:
  • New construction or retrofitting of public school facilities

for certain career and technical education programs; and
  • Equipment necessary for individual student learning and
classroom instruction, including equipment that provides
access to instructional materials or that is necessary for
professional use by a classroom teacher.
The bill requires the board to report annually to the capital
development committee and to the education and finance committees of
the house of representatives and the senate, or to any successor
committees, concerning the issuance and denial of career and technical
education capital construction grants during the preceding year.

T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
C. Larson (R)
N. Todd (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
EducationEducationBill Documents
HB19-1086 Plumbing Inspections Ensure Compliance Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes : 06/12/201901/14/2019

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

Bill History -
Full Text of BillLobbyistsGovernor Signed: 04/16/2019b

Current law requires plumbing inspectors employed by qualified
state institutions of higher education to possess the same qualifications
required of state plumbing inspectors. Section 1 of the bill requires the
same of inspectors employed by an incorporated town or city, county, or
city and county.
Section 2 requires state plumbing inspectors or plumbing

inspectors employed by the state, an incorporated town or city, county,
city and county, or qualified state institution of higher education (entity)
to conduct a contemporaneous review of each plumbing project inspected
to ensure compliance with the plumbing law, including specifically
licensure and apprentice requirements. However, each entity need not
perform a contemporaneous review for each inspection of a project. Each
entity shall develop standard procedures to advise inspectors on how to
conduct a contemporaneous review. Each entity must post its standard
procedures on its public website and provide the director of the division
of professions and occupations within the department of regulatory
agencies with a link to the web page on which the standard procedures
have been posted.

M. Duran (D)B. Pettersen (D)Business Affairs and LaborBusiness, Labor and TechnologyBill Documents
HB19-1294 Transfer Apprenticeship Credit To College Credit Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes : 07/30/201903/29/2019

Concerning a requirement that the chief administrative officer of the Colorado community college system create a working group to determine the best manner in which to facilitate the transfer of earned construction industry registered apprenticeship program credit to college credit.

Bill History - Higher Education
Full Text of BillLobbyistsGovernor Signed: 05/28/2019b

The bill requires the chief administrative officer of the Colorado

community college system, or his or her designee, to convene a working
group to determine the most efficient and appropriate manner in which to
facilitate the transfer of earned construction industry registered
apprenticeship program credit to college credit. If possible, the chief
administrative officer shall include representatives from varying
community colleges, area technical schools, local district colleges,
relevant 4-year institutions that grant bachelor degrees, applicable union
and non-union labor organizations, and other interested parties. The
working group is required to meet during the interim following the first
regular session of the seventy-second general assembly. The bill specifies
issues in connection with the transfer of earned construction industry
registered apprenticeship program credits to college credit that the
working group is required to consider.
The working group is required to solicit input from subject matter
experts, including, but not necessarily limited to, labor organizations,
community college administrators, and people who are in or have
completed registered apprenticeship programs. The working group is also
required to submit to the general assembly its recommendations for the
most efficient and appropriate manner in which to facilitate the transfer
of earned construction industry registered apprenticeship program credits
to college credit, including any recommendations for necessary
legislation.

A. Benavidez (D)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
T. Story (D)EducationAppropriationsBill Documents
SB19-171 Apprenticeships And Vocational Technical Training Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes : 07/10/201902/28/2019

Concerning the creation of the Colorado state apprenticeship resource directory.

Bill History - Labor & Employment
Full Text of BillLobbyistsGovernor Signed: 05/28/2019b

The bill requires the Colorado department of labor and
employment (department) to create the Colorado state apprenticeship
resource directory. The department is required to collect detailed
information on each apprenticeship program in the state, including the
application process, requirements for enrollment, costs, and program
outcomes. The department is required to promote the availability of the

directory.

T. Sullivan (D)
R. Galindo (D)
J. Danielson (D)
J. Bridges (D)
EducationEducationBill Documents
SB19-188 FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes : 09/10/201903/07/2019

Concerning the creation of a family and medical leave insurance program.

Bill History - Labor & Employment
- State Government
Full Text of BillLobbyistsGovernor Signed: 05/30/2019c

The bill creates the family and medical leave insurance (FAMLI)
program and the division of family and medical leave insurance (division)
in the department of labor and employment to provide partial wage
replacement benefits to an eligible individual who takes leave from work:
  • To care for a new child or a family member with a serious
health condition;

  • Because the eligible individual is unable to work due to the
individual's own serious health condition or because the
individual or a family member is the victim of abusive
behavior; or
  • Due to certain needs arising from a family member's active
duty service.
Each employee and employer in the state will pay one-half the cost
of a premium as specified in the bill, which premium is based on a
percentage of the employee's yearly wages. The premiums are deposited
into the family and medical leave insurance fund, and family and medical
leave benefits are paid to eligible individuals from the fund. The division
is established as an enterprise, and premiums paid into the fund are not
considered state revenues for purposes of the taxpayer's bill of rights
(TABOR).

M. Gray (D)
M. Duran (D)
A. Williams (D)
F. Winter (D)
FinanceBusiness, Labor and TechnologyBill Documents
SB19-196 Colorado Quality Apprenticeship Training Act Of 2019 Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes : 07/29/201903/13/2019

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

Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
Full Text of BillLobbyistsGovernor Signed: 05/28/2019c

The bill modifies procurement requirements for state contracts for
public projects. The bill makes the following changes:
Invitation for bids: Currently, all construction contracts for public
projects that do not receive federal money may be solicited by invitation
for bids. The bill specifies that only a construction contract for a public
project that is reasonably expected to cost $1 million or less may be

solicited by invitation for bids.
Competitive sealed best value bids: Currently, all construction
contracts for public projects that do not receive federal money may be
awarded by competitive sealed best value bidding. The bill specifies that,
unless prohibited by federal law, a construction contract for a public
project that is reasonably expected to cost over $1 million is required to
be awarded through competitive sealed best value bidding or integrated
project delivery, and a construction contract for a public project that is
reasonably expected to cost $1 million or less may be awarded through
competitive sealed best value bidding or integrated project delivery.
Current law specifies the evaluation factors that are required to be
included in an invitation for competitive sealed best value bids for a
public project. The bill adds several required evaluation factors including
the craft labor staffing plan for the project for the bidder and the bidder's
subcontractors, the anticipated utilization by the bidder and its
subcontractors of apprentices registered with federal or state
apprenticeship agencies to complete the work under the contract, and the
safety plan and safety record of the bidder and the bidder's subcontractors.
Disclosure of subcontractors: The bill requires any contractor
that responds to a competitive solicitation for a public project to disclose,
in its initial bid or proposal, the top 5 subcontractor disciplines it plans to
use to fulfill the requirements of the contract. The bill specifies how the
top 5 subcontractor disciplines are measured and requires contractors to
disclose subcontractors for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing
requirements of the contract, even if they are not included in the top 5
disciplines.
Apprenticeship utilization requirements: The general contractor
for a public project financed in whole or in part by state money in the
amount of $1 million or more is required to submit, prior to the contract
award, documentation to the contracting agency that certifies that all
subcontractors used on the project participate in apprenticeship training
programs that have been approved by a federal or state apprenticeship
agency and have a proven record of graduating apprentices for at least 3
of the past 5 years. The contractor is required to provide specified
supporting documentation to the contracting agency and the agency is
required to make the documentation available to the public on its website.
A contractor that plans to submit a bid for a public project may request a
waiver of the apprenticeship requirements and the contracting agency is
required make public all waivers and the specific rationale for granting
the waiver.
Integrated project delivery: Current law specifies that integrated
project delivery is a project delivery method in which there is a
contractual agreement between an agency and a single participating entity
for the design, construction, alteration, operation, repair, improvement,
demolition, maintenance, or financing, or any combination of these
services, for a public project. The bill adds additional evaluation factors
that a contracting agency is required to use to evaluate proposals and the
capabilities of participating entities. The additional factors include
information about past performance and experience of the bidder, the
bidder's project management plan for the contract, the bidder's staffing
plan, the bidder's safety plan and safety record, the bidder's job standards,
and the availability and use of domestically produced iron, steel, and
related manufactured goods to execute the contract.

A. Garnett (D)
M. Duran (D)
P. Lee (D)
J. Danielson (D)
State, Veterans, and Military AffairsState, Veterans and Military AffairsBill Documents
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