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Bill No. Title House CommitteeHouse SponsorsSenate CommitteeSenate SponsorsStatusPositionDescription
HB21-1023 Energy Facility Real Property Classification FinanceP. Will (R)D. Coram (R)House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 03/17/2021gConcerning the classification of real property on which a renewable energy facility is located.
HB21-1024 Title Certificates Off-highway Vehicle Transfers Transportation and Local GovernmentK. Van Winkle (R)
M. Snyder (D)
FinanceK. Priola (R)
F. Winter (D)
Governor Vetoed: 07/02/2021cConcerning requirements relating to the transfer of an off-highway vehicle, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
HB21-1040 General Fund Money For Reintroduction Of Wolves Energy and EnvironmentP. Will (R)B. Rankin (R)
K. Donovan (D)
House Committee on Energy & Environment Postpone Indefinitely: 03/10/2021bConcerning the requirement that the costs associated with the reintroduction of gray wolves in the state be paid exclusively from the general fund.
HB21-1043 Study Underground Water Storage Maximum Beneficial Use Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterR. Holtorf (R)J. Sonnenberg (R)House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed: 06/15/2021bConcerning a study of underground water storage to maximize the beneficial use of water within Colorado.
HB21-1045 Invasive Pest Control Administration Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterD. Valdez (D)
M. Young (D)
Agriculture and Natural ResourcesR. Fields (D)Governor Signed: 05/20/2021bConcerning the department of agriculture's authority to control pests.
HB21-1046 Water Share Right Mutual Ditch Corporation Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterM. Catlin (R)Agriculture and Natural ResourcesJ. Sonnenberg (R)
R. Fields (D)
Governor Signed: 05/20/2021bConcerning the use of a water right obtained through a mutual ditch corporation.
HB21-1052 Define Pumped Hydroelectricity As Renewable Energy Energy and EnvironmentH. McKean (R)Agriculture and Natural ResourcesR. Woodward (R)Governor Signed: 04/22/2021bConcerning the inclusion of pumped hydroelectric energy generation in the definition of "eligible energy resources" for purposes of meeting Colorado's renewable energy standard.
HB21-1061 Residential Land Property Tax Classification Transportation and Local GovernmentM. Gray (D)Local GovernmentC. Hansen (D)Governor Signed: 04/27/2021cConcerning the definition of residential land for the purpose of property tax classification.
HB21-1062 Deregulation Direct Sale Of Animal Shares Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterD. Valdez (D)J. Sonnenberg (R)House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Water Postpone Indefinitely: 02/22/2021bConcerning the sale of animals for consumption to informed end consumers in a manner that exempts the sale from certain laws.
HB21-1068 Insurance Coverage Mental Health Wellness Exam Health and InsuranceD. Michaelson Jenet (D)
B. Titone (D)
Health and Human ServicesD. Moreno (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
Governor Signed: 07/06/2021bConcerning health insurance coverage for an annual mental health wellness examination performed by a qualified mental health care provider, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
HB21-1083 State Board Assessment Appeals Valuation Adjustment Transportation and Local GovernmentA. Benavidez (D)Local GovernmentK. Priola (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
Governor Signed: 04/07/2021cConcerning the modification on appeal of property valuation set by the county board of equalization.
HB21-1106 Safe Storage Of Firearms State, Civic, Military and Veterans AffairsM. Duran (D)
K. Mullica (D)
JudiciaryJ. Bridges (D)
C. Hansen (D)
Governor Signed: 04/19/2021cConcerning measures to secure firearms to prevent use by persons not lawfully permitted to possess firearms.
HB21-1109 Broadband Board Changes To Expand Broadband Service Transportation and Local GovernmentB. Titone (D)
M. Soper (R)
Business, Labor and TechnologyD. Coram (R)
J. Bridges (D)
Governor Signed: 07/07/2021bConcerning the broadband deployment board, and, in connection therewith, moving the board from the department of regulatory agencies to the office of information technology, modifying the composition of the board, requiring the board to develop a request for proposal process for deploying broadband into critically unserved areas in the state, requiring the board to give additional consideration to proposed projects that would include discounted service for low-income households, and making an appropriation.
HB21-1138 Restrict Off-highway Vehicles On Public Roads Transportation and Local GovernmentB. McLachlan (D)
M. Catlin (R)
Local GovernmentD. Hisey (R)Governor Signed: 05/07/2021cConcerning clarifying restrictions on the operation of off-highway vehicles.
HB21-1145 Support Pollinator Special License Plate Energy and EnvironmentM. Soper (R)
C. Kipp (D)
FinanceS. Jaquez Lewis (D)
C. Simpson (R)
Governor Signed: 06/22/2021cConcerning the creation of a special license plate to support pollinators, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
HB21-1150 Create The Colorado Office Of New Americans State, Civic, Military and Veterans AffairsI. Jodeh (D)FinanceJ. Gonzales (D)Governor Signed: 06/25/2021cConcerning the creation of the Colorado office of new Americans.
HB21-1158 Special Fuel Farm Equipment Sales Use Tax FinanceD. Valdez (D)
M. Lynch (R)
Agriculture and Natural ResourcesB. Kirkmeyer (R)Governor Signed: 05/07/2021cConcerning nonsubstantive modifications to sales and use tax exemptions, and, in connection therewith, reorganizing sales and use tax exemptions for agriculture, livestock, and special fuels.
HB21-1166 Behavioral Health Crisis Response Training Public and Behavioral Health & Human ServicesP. Will (R)
M. Young (D)
Health and Human ServicesJ. Ginal (D)Governor Signed: 06/15/2021bConcerning training providers across the state in cross-system behavioral health crisis response as it relates to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
HB21-1181 Agricultural Soil Health Program Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterP. Will (R)
K. McCormick (D)
Agriculture and Natural ResourcesF. Winter (D)
C. Simpson (R)
Governor Signed: 06/21/2021cConcerning the creation of a voluntary soil health program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
HB21-1194 Immigration Legal Defense Fund JudiciaryN. Ricks (D)
K. Tipper (D)
JudiciaryD. Moreno (D)Governor Signed: 06/25/2021cConcerning creation of the immigration legal defense fund, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
HB21-1208 Natural Disaster Mitigation Enterprise Energy and EnvironmentM. Gray (D)
L. Cutter (D)
FinanceK. Priola (R)
F. Winter (D)
Governor Signed: 07/06/2021eConcerning the creation of an enterprise that is exempt from the requirements of section 20 of article X of the state constitution to administer a fee-based natural disaster mitigation grant program.
HB21-1213 Conversion Of Pinnacol Assurance State, Civic, Military and Veterans AffairsM. Soper (R)House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 03/22/2021cConcerning the conversion of Pinnacol Assurance from a political subdivision of the state into a stock insurance company owned by a mutual insurance holding company.
HB21-1233 Conservation Easement Tax Credit Modifications Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterD. Roberts (D)
P. Will (R)
FinanceK. Donovan (D)
F. Winter (D)
Governor Signed: 06/30/2021bConcerning modifications to the requirements for claiming an income tax credit for the donation of a perpetual conservation easement, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
HB21-1242 Create Agricultural Drought And Climate Resilience Office Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterB. McLachlan (D)Agriculture and Natural ResourcesK. Donovan (D)Governor Signed: 06/24/2021cConcerning the creation of an agricultural drought and climate resilience office in the department of agriculture, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
HB21-1243 Wolf Reintroduction Funding With No License Fees Energy and EnvironmentD. Valdez (D)
P. Will (R)
Agriculture and Natural ResourcesB. Rankin (R)
K. Donovan (D)
Governor Signed: 06/27/2021bConcerning the establishment of funding for the program to reintroduce and manage gray wolves in the state from sources other than hunting and fishing license fees.
HB21-1260 General Fund Transfer Implement State Water Plan Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterA. Garnett (D)
M. Catlin (R)
Agriculture and Natural ResourcesK. Donovan (D)
C. Simpson (R)
Governor Signed: 06/24/2021bConcerning transfers of money from the general fund to implement the state water plan, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
HB21-1262 Money Support Agricultural Events Organization Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterS. Lontine (D)
M. Lynch (R)
Agriculture and Natural ResourcesJ. Sonnenberg (R)
L. Garcia (D)
Governor Signed: 06/29/2021bConcerning monetary support for agricultural events in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
HB21-1266 Environmental Justice Disproportionate Impacted Community Energy and EnvironmentM. Weissman (D)
D. Jackson (D)
FinanceJ. Buckner (D)
F. Winter (D)
Governor Signed: 07/02/2021cConcerning efforts to redress the effects of environmental injustice on disproportionately impacted communities, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
HB21-1268 Study Emerging Technologies For Water Management Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterB. Titone (D)
P. Will (R)
Agriculture and Natural ResourcesC. Hansen (D)
C. Simpson (R)
Governor Signed: 06/18/2021bConcerning a requirement that Colorado institutions of higher education study potential uses of emerging technologies to more effectively manage Colorado's water supply, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation conditioned on the receipt of matching funds from gifts, grants, and donations.
HB21-1301 Cannabis Outdoor Cultivation Measures Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterD. Esgar (D)
R. Holtorf (R)
FinanceD. Coram (R)
D. Moreno (D)
Governor Signed: 06/23/2021bConcerning the removal of impediments to cannabis farming, and, in connection therewith, permitting contingency plans to reduce crop loss based on adverse weather and convening a working group to examine measures to reduce cross-pollination, and making an appropriation.
HB21-1308 Property Tax Administrative Procedures Transportation and Local GovernmentM. Gray (D)
C. Larson (R)
K. Priola (R)
D. Moreno (D)
House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Postpone Indefinitely: 05/19/2021cConcerning the administrative procedures related to property taxation, and, in connection therewith, increasing public participation related to modifications of the property tax manuals, requiring a notice of valuation to include a range of possible property tax values, requiring the assessor to correct systematic errors, and extending the deadlines for taxpayers to protest and appeal valuations of real and personal property.
HB21-1311 Income Tax FinanceM. Weissman (D)
E. Sirota (D)
FinanceD. Moreno (D)
C. Hansen (D)
Governor Signed: 06/23/2021gConcerning income tax, and, in connection therewith, requiring additions to Colorado taxable income in amounts related to limiting certain federal itemized deductions, extending the limit on the federal deduction allowed under section 199A of the internal revenue code, limiting the deduction for contributions made to 529 plans, disallowing an enhanced federal deduction for food and beverage expenses at restaurants, and limiting the capital gains subtraction; allowing a subtraction from Colorado taxable income in amounts related to repealing the cap on the deduction for certain social security income; reducing state income tax revenue by increasing the earned income tax credit, funding the child tax credit, and allowing a temporary income tax credit for a business equal to a percentage of the conversion costs to convert the business to a worker-owned coop, an employee stock ownership plan, or an employee ownership trust; increasing state income tax revenue by modifying the computation of the corporate income tax receipts factor to make it more congruent with combined reporting; preventing corporations from using tax shelters in foreign jurisdictions for the purpose of tax avoidance; clarifying that certain captive insurance companies are not exempt from income tax; and making an appropriation.
SB21-011 Pharmacist Prescribe Dispense Opiate Antagonist Public and Behavioral Health & Human ServicesK. Mullica (D)
R. Pelton (R)
Health and Human ServicesR. Fields (D)Governor Signed: 06/04/2021bConcerning responsibilities of a pharmacist related to opiate antagonists.
SB21-033 Conservation Easement Working Group Proposals FinanceD. Roberts (D)
P. Will (R)
FinanceJ. Sonnenberg (R)
F. Winter (D)
House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed: 06/15/2021bConcerning the adoption of statutory changes related to conservation easements that were recommended by the conservation easement working group convened in accordance with House Bill 19-1264, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
SB21-034 Water Resource Financing Enterprise Agriculture and Natural ResourcesD. Coram (R)Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely: 03/11/2021cConcerning the creation of an enterprise that is exempt from the requirements of section 20 of article X of the state constitution to administer a fee-based water resources financing program.
SB21-060 Expand Broadband Service FinanceD. Roberts (D)Business, Labor and TechnologyK. Donovan (D)Governor Signed: 06/27/2021bConcerning broadband deployment, and, in connection therewith, implementing a program to provide financial assistance for income-eligible households to access broadband service.
SB21-070 County Authority To Register Businesses Transportation and Local GovernmentS. Bird (D)Local GovernmentD. Moreno (D)Governor Signed: 04/08/2021cConcerning the authority of a board of county commissioners to require the registration of businesses.
SB21-072 Public Utilities Commission Modernize Electric Transmission Infrastructure Energy and EnvironmentM. Catlin (R)
A. Valdez (D)
Transportation and EnergyD. Coram (R)
C. Hansen (D)
Governor Signed: 06/24/2021cConcerning the expansion of electric transmission facilities to enable Colorado to meet its clean energy goals, and, in connection therewith, creating the Colorado electric transmission authority, requiring transmission utilities to join organized wholesale markets, and allowing additional classes of transmission utilities to obtain revenue through the colocation of broadband facilities within their existing rights-of-way.
SB21-079 Deregulate Meat Sales Direct To Consumers Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterD. Valdez (D)
R. Pelton (R)
Health and Human ServicesJ. Sonnenberg (R)Governor Signed: 04/29/2021bConcerning the sale of animals for consumption to informed end consumers in a manner that exempts the sale from certain laws.
SB21-080 Protections For Entities During COVID-19 S. Bird (D)
M. Bradfield (R)
Business, Labor and TechnologyR. Woodward (R)Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely: 03/08/2021bConcerning protections for entities that comply with public health guidelines related to COVID-19.
SB21-087 Agricultural Workers' Rights State, Civic, Military and Veterans AffairsY. Caraveo (D)
K. McCormick (D)
Business, Labor and TechnologyD. Moreno (D)
J. Danielson (D)
Governor Signed: 06/25/2021cConcerning agricultural workers' rights, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
SB21-105 Implement And Finance Gray Wolf Reintroduction P. Will (R)Agriculture and Natural ResourcesD. Coram (R)Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely: 03/11/2021bConcerning the implementation of proposition 114 concerning the restoration of gray wolves in Colorado.
SB21-113 Firefighting Aircraft Wildfire Mgmt And Response Appropriations J. McCluskie (D)
M. Lynch (R)
AppropriationsB. Rankin (R)
S. Fenberg (D)
Governor Signed: 03/21/2021bConcerning state funding of firefighting aircraft to respond to wildfires.
SB21-135 Prohibit Certain Animals In Traveling Animal Act Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterM. Froelich (D)
M. Duran (D)
Agriculture and Natural ResourcesJ. Ginal (D)
R. Zenzinger (D)
Governor Signed: 05/14/2021cConcerning a prohibition on the use of certain animals in a traveling animal act.
SB21-137 Behavioral Health Recovery Act Public and Behavioral Health & Human ServicesC. Kennedy (D)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Health and Human ServicesB. Pettersen (D)
F. Winter (D)
Governor Signed: 06/28/2021bConcerning the "Behavioral Health Recovery Act of 2021", and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
SB21-154 988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network Public and Behavioral Health & Human ServicesL. Cutter (D)
M. Soper (R)
Health and Human ServicesC. Kolker (D)
C. Simpson (R)
Governor Signed: 06/28/2021bConcerning the implementation of the 988 national suicide prevention lifeline network in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
SB21-163 Cost-benefit Analysis For Rules Additional Requirements Business, Labor and TechnologyB. Rankin (R)Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely: 03/24/2021bConcerning additional requirements for a cost-benefit analysis performed in connection with a state agency's adoption of rules.
SB21-164 Uniform Easement Relocation Act Agriculture and Natural ResourcesR. Gardner (R)Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely: 03/18/2021eConcerning the "Uniform Easement Relocation Act".
SB21-170 Wildland Fire Mitigation Cooperative Electric Association M. Lynch (R)Transportation and EnergyJ. Ginal (D)
D. Hisey (R)
Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely: 04/06/2021gConcerning standards applicable to cooperative electric association wildland fire mitigation, and, in connection therewith, requiring wildland fire protection plans, providing authority for vegetation management, and limiting cooperative electric association liability.
SB21-189 Colorado Water Conservation Board Construction Fund Project Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterM. Catlin (R)
K. McCormick (D)
Agriculture and Natural ResourcesK. Donovan (D)Governor Signed: 06/24/2021bConcerning the funding of Colorado water conservation board projects, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
SB21-203 Funding For Colorado Proud Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterD. Valdez (D)
R. Pelton (R)
Agriculture and Natural ResourcesJ. Bridges (D)
C. Simpson (R)
Governor Signed: 06/21/2021bConcerning an appropriation to the department of agriculture for the Colorado proud program.
SB21-204 Rural Economic Development Initiative Grant Program Funding Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterM. Young (D)
T. Van Beber (R)
Local GovernmentB. Rankin (R)
K. Donovan (D)
Governor Signed: 06/15/2021bConcerning an appropriation to the department of local affairs for the rural economic development initiative grant program.
SB21-229 Rural Jump-start Zone Grant Program Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterH. McKean (R)
J. Amabile (D)
Local GovernmentJ. Danielson (D)
T. Story (D)
Governor Signed: 06/15/2021bConcerning the creation of the rural jump-start zone grant program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
SB21-234 General Fund Transfer Agriculture And Drought Resiliency Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterL. Cutter (D)
R. Holtorf (R)
Agriculture and Natural ResourcesJ. Sonnenberg (R)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
Governor Signed: 06/15/2021bConcerning creation of the agriculture and drought resiliency fund, and, in connection therewith, transferring money from the general fund to the fund and making an appropriation.
SB21-235 Stimulus Funding Department Of Agriculture Efficiency Programs Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterT. Bernett (D)
K. McCormick (D)
Agriculture and Natural ResourcesK. Priola (R)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
Governor Signed: 06/15/2021bConcerning additional funding for programs of the department of agriculture to support increased efficiency in agricultural operations, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
SB21-240 Watershed Restoration Grant Program Stimulus Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterM. Catlin (R)
C. Kipp (D)
Agriculture and Natural ResourcesJ. Danielson (D)
C. Simpson (R)
Governor Signed: 06/15/2021cConcerning the transfer of money from the general fund to the Colorado water conservation board construction fund for watershed protection programs, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
SB21-248 Loan Program For Colorado Agriculture Agriculture, Livestock, and WaterR. Holtorf (R)
K. McCormick (D)
Agriculture and Natural ResourcesK. Donovan (D)
C. Simpson (R)
Governor Signed: 06/29/2021bConcerning assistance for agriculture in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, establishing a loan program in the department of agriculture, transferring money from the general fund to a new agricultural future loan program cash fund to be used for the loan program, and making an appropriation.
SB21-249 Keep Colorado Wild Annual Pass Energy and EnvironmentK. Tipper (D)
P. Will (R)
Agriculture and Natural ResourcesK. Donovan (D)
S. Fenberg (D)
Governor Signed: 06/21/2021cConcerning the creation of an optional discounted parks and public lands access pass that is purchased at the time a motor vehicle is registered, and, in connection therewith, using the pass fees to finance a number of goals of the division of parks and wildlife related to increased conservation of, safety at, and access to state parks and public lands; and making an appropriation.
SB21-260 Sustainability Of The Transportation System FinanceA. Garnett (D)
M. Gray (D)
FinanceF. Winter (D)
S. Fenberg (D)
Governor Signed: 06/17/2021gConcerning the sustainability of the transportation system in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, creating new sources of dedicated funding and new state enterprises to preserve, improve, and expand existing transportation infrastructure, develop the modernized infrastructure needed to support the widespread adoption of electric motor vehicles, and mitigate environmental and health impacts of transportation system use; expanding authority for regional transportation improvements; and making an appropriation.
SB21-263 Outdoor Advertising Act Transportation and Local GovernmentK. Van Winkle (R)
H. McKean (R)
S. Bird (D)
J. McCluskie (D)
Local GovernmentR. Zenzinger (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
Governor Signed: 06/30/2021cConcerning the regulation of outdoor advertising.
SB21-293 Property Tax Classification And Assessment Rates FinanceD. Esgar (D)
M. Gray (D)
M. Soper (R)
FinanceB. Rankin (R)
C. Hansen (D)
Governor Signed: 06/23/2021cConcerning property taxation, and, in connection therewith, establishing subclasses of residential and nonresidential property; for the 2022 and 2023 property tax years, temporarily reducing the assessment rate for property classified as agricultural property or renewable energy production property from twenty-nine percent to twenty-six and four-tenths percent, for property classified as multi-family residential real property from seven and fifteen one-hundredths percent to six and eight-tenths percent, contingent on the assessment rate not otherwise being reduced by an initiated measure, and for all other residential real property from seven and fifteen one-hundredths percent to six and ninety-five one-hundredths percent; restructuring the assessment rate laws; expanding the property tax deferral program to allow taxpayers to defer increases in property taxes in limited circumstances; and making an appropriation.
SB21-SR16 Protect Animals from Unnecessary Suffering and Exploitation Title approved: 3/17/2021: 03/17/2021e

By significantly extending the period of time that livestock must be raised and
cared for prior to slaughter, the initiative will increase costs for meat producers and increase the price of meat products paid by consumers.

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