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Bill No. Title VotesHearing DateHearing TimeHearing RoomIntro DateDescriptionHistorySave to CalendarBill SubjectBill DocsSponsors (House and Senate)Fiscal NotesFull TextLobbyistsPositionCategoryCommentCustom SummarySummaryHouse SponsorsSenate SponsorsHouse CommitteeSenate CommitteeStatusAmendments
HB22-1065 Emergency Mental Health Treatment And Evaluation Standard Votes all Legislators01/14/2022Concerning the standard for emergency mental health treatment and evaluation.Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill DocumentsHouse:
A. Benavidez (D)
J. Amabile (D)
Senate:
Fiscal Notes : 01/19/2022Full Text of BillLobbyistsc

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment
of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and
Juvenile Justice Systems.
The bill changes the standard for an
emergency 72-hour mental health commitment for treatment and
evaluation to include when a person appears to have a mental health
disorder or be gravely disabled and, as a result of such mental health

disorder or being gravely disabled, appears to present an imminent or
substantial risk of harm to self or others. Substantial risk is defined.

A. Benavidez (D)
J. Amabile (D)
JudiciaryHouse Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed: 05/12/2022
HB22-1095 Physician Assistant Collaboration Requirements Votes all Legislators01/20/2022Concerning an expansion of a physician assistant's ability to practice, and, in connection therewith, changing the relationship between a physician assistant and a physician or podiatrist from supervision to collaboration for physician assistants with less experience or who are working in a new specialty, establishing the collaboration requirements, and requiring physician assistants with more experience to consult with the physician assistant's health-care team.Bill History - Professions & Occupations
Bill DocumentsHouse:
S. Lontine (D)
P. Will (R)
Senate:
F. Winter (D)
C. Simpson (R)
Fiscal Notes : 05/18/2022Full Text of BillLobbyistsb

The bill modifies the relationship between a physician assistant
and a physician or podiatrist by removing the requirement that a physician
assistant be supervised by a physician or podiatrist. Instead:
  • A physician assistant who has completed fewer than 3,000
hours of post-graduate clinical practice experience or who
is beginning practice in a new specialty must enter into a
collaborative plan with a physician; and
  • A physician assistant who has completed fewer than 3,000
hours of post-graduate clinical practice must enter into a
collaborative plan with a podiatrist before practicing
podiatry.
A physician assistant who has completed 3,000 or more practice
hours or, for a physician assistant practicing a new specialty, has
completed 2,000 practice hours in the new specialty and at least 3,000
total practice hours, is no longer required to maintain a collaborative plan
and is instead required to consult with and refer to appropriate members
of the physician assistant's health-care team based on a patient's
condition; the physician assistant's education, experience, and
competencies; and the standard of care. The bill specifies the
requirements of the collaborative plan.

S. Lontine (D)
P. Will (R)
F. Winter (D)
C. Simpson (R)
Health and InsuranceHouse Second Reading Lost with Amendments - Committee, Floor: 03/15/2022
HB22-1127 Income Tax Deduction For Rent Votes all Legislators01/21/2022Concerning the creation of an income tax deduction for rent paid.Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
Bill DocumentsHouse:
D. Woog (R)
Senate:
Fiscal Notes : 03/22/2022Full Text of BillLobbyistsc

The bill creates an income tax deduction of up to $17,500 for
tenants with taxable income under $40,000 for an individual or under
$80,000 for a head-of-household or a married couple for rent paid on a
rental residence in Colorado.

D. Woog (R)FinanceHouse Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 03/24/2022
HB22-1143 State Auxiliary Services Program Votes all Legislators02/04/2022Concerning the continuation of the state auxiliary services program to provide auxiliary services to state agencies.Bill History - Human Services
Bill DocumentsHouse:
M. Bradfield (R)
Senate:
J. Ginal (D)
Fiscal Notes : 02/15/2022Full Text of BillLobbyistsc

There is a state auxiliary services pilot program that arranges for
the provision of auxiliary services for state departments and agencies that
employ or serve individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind.
The bill requires the Colorado commission for the deaf, hard of hearing,
and deafblind (commission) to continue the operations of the state

auxiliary services program (program) indefinitely.
The commission is required to perform the following functions:
  • Coordinate on a statewide basis the day-to-day scheduling
for auxiliary services;
  • Create and manage efficient and consistent processes
through which an auxiliary services provider may submit
required documentation and receive payment for auxiliary
services provided;
  • Create and manage a process for the intake and fulfillment
of requests by state departments and agencies for auxiliary
services;
  • Resolve any issues that may arise with regard to auxiliary
services;
  • Communicate with auxiliary services users, auxiliary
services providers, and appointing authorities; and
  • Establish, monitor, and publish a list of CART providers
and qualified interpreters.
The bill requires the commission to convene an advisory council
to make recommendations concerning the provision of auxiliary services.
The bill requires the commission to include data on the functions
of the program in its annual report to the governor and the general
assembly.

M. Bradfield (R)J. Ginal (D)Public and Behavioral Health & Human ServicesHouse Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed: 05/12/2022
HB22-1158 Establish Substance Use Counseling Center Colorado Springs Votes all Legislators02/04/2022Concerning the establishment of a center at the Colorado Springs campus of the university of Colorado to provide accessible community services related to substance use.Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
- Public Health
Bill DocumentsHouse:
M. Snyder (D)
S. Sandridge (R)
Senate:
Fiscal Notes : 05/20/2022Full Text of BillLobbyistsc

The bill establishes the CARE center in the Colorado Springs
campus of the university of Colorado (center). The purpose of the center
is to provide accessible substance use prevention and treatment services

to the community, train competent and culturally responsive substance
use counselors, and collect data that will contribute to research regarding
the efficacy of substance use interventions. The center shall submit a
report on its work and data collected to the health and human services
committee of the senate and the public and behavioral health and human
services committee of the house of representatives, or any successor
committees, on or before December 30, 2027.

M. Snyder (D)
S. Sandridge (R)
Public and Behavioral Health & Human ServicesHouse Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely: 04/19/2022
HB22-1199 Visitation Requirements Health-care Facilities Votes all Legislators02/07/2022Concerning visitation requirements for health-care facilities.Bill History - Public Health
Bill DocumentsHouse:
T. Geitner (R)
Senate:
Fiscal Notes : 03/03/2022Full Text of BillLobbyistsc

The bill requires each health-care facility to permit patients and
residents in the health-care facility to receive visitors to the fullest extent
permitted under the least restrictive of any applicable state laws or local
ordinances.
The bill authorizes the department of public health and
environment (department) to issue a warning to a health-care facility if

the department finds that the health-care facility has violated an
applicable state law or local ordinance. The department may fine the
health-care facility for a violation of the state law or local ordinance.
If circumstances require the complete closure of a health-care
facility to visitors, the health-care facility is required to use its best efforts
to develop alternate visitation protocols that would allow visitation to the
greatest extent and as safely as possible.
A health-care facility is required to provide notice of its patient
and resident visitation rights and to allow compassionate care visits.
Notwithstanding other provisions of law to the contrary, each
health-care facility is required to allow compassionate care visits if
specific circumstances apply. A health-care facility may require
compassionate care visitors to pass a health screening and wear personal
protective equipment.

T. Geitner (R)Health and InsuranceHouse Committee on Health & Insurance Postpone Indefinitely: 03/23/2022
HB22-1219 Veterans Resource Information Clearinghouse Online Portal Votes all Legislators02/09/2022Concerning establishing an online portal within the veterans resource information clearinghouse.Bill History - Military & Veterans
Bill DocumentsHouse:
M. Duran (D)
D. Ortiz (D)
Senate:
B. Pettersen (D)
Fiscal Notes : 03/01/2022Full Text of BillLobbyistsb

Under existing law, the division of veterans affairs (division)
within the department of military and veterans affairs operates a veterans
resource information clearinghouse (clearinghouse) to provide
information concerning support, services, and other assistance available
to veterans and their families.
The bill requires the division to create and maintain an online

portal to assist veterans with accessing information provided through the
clearinghouse, allow users to maintain a personalized health record in the
portal, and offer secure care coordination and personalized care tools that
help veterans be more engaged in their health. The division is permitted
to enter into an agreement with a third party to create and maintain the
online portal or, if the third party maintains an existing, similar portal, to
expand and maintain that existing portal.

M. Duran (D)
D. Ortiz (D)
B. Pettersen (D)State, Civic, Military and Veterans AffairsHouse Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed: 05/12/2022
HB22-1239 Regulate Community Association Managers Votes all Legislators02/16/2022Concerning the regulation of community association managers by the division of real estate in the department of regulatory agencies.Bill History - Professions & Occupations
Bill DocumentsHouse:
B. Titone (D)
Senate:
J. Bridges (D)
Fiscal Notes : 03/18/2022Full Text of BillLobbyistsa

The bill establishes licensure requirements for business entities
that perform community association management for common interest
communities in the state. The division of real estate (division) in the
department of regulatory agencies (department) is tasked with
administering the regulatory program for community association

managers (CAMs). To be licensed, a business entity must:
  • Demonstrate compliance with insurance requirements
specified by the director of the division (director) by rule;
  • Designate an individual as the business entity's controlling
manager who is responsible for the community association
management activities of the business entity and its
employees;
  • Pay a fee based on the number of individuals who perform
community association management on behalf of the
business entity; and
  • Obtain criminal history record checks for its controlling
manager and each individual that performs community
association management on behalf of the business entity.
A business entity licensed as a CAM must ensure that its
controlling manager and each individual performing community
association management on behalf of the licensed entity is credentialed
by the Community Association Managers International Certification
Board or the Community Associations Institute and complies with
periodic continuing education requirements.
The bill sets forth various grounds for disciplining a licensed entity
and directs the director to establish a points-based disciplinary system for
determining the appropriate level of discipline to impose on a licensed
entity based on the level of violation.
The bill repeals the licensure of CAMs on September 1, 2029, and
directs the department to conduct a sunset review of the licensure
program before that date.

B. Titone (D)J. Bridges (D)Transportation and Local GovernmentHouse Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 03/21/2022
HB22-1271 Rights Of Persons Protected By Legal Guardian Votes all Legislators02/25/2022Concerning ensuring personal rights of protected persons through required duties of guardians.Bill History - Probate, Trusts, & Fiduciaries
Bill DocumentsHouse:
K. Ransom (R)
Senate:
Fiscal Notes : 04/29/2022Full Text of BillLobbyistsc

The bill establishes certain rights for a person who is protected
through a legal guardianship relationship (protected person) and duties of
a guardian or conservator (guardian). With certain exceptions, a guardian
shall notify within 7 days one or more of the protected person's close
family members and any person designated by the protected person when
the protected person:

  • Changes place of residence;
  • Resides at a location other than the protected person's
residence for more than 48 hours;
  • Is admitted to a medical facility for acute care or
emergency care; or
  • Dies.
The guardian, in conjunction with the protected person and any
close family members, shall develop an initial care plan, to be updated
annually. The care plan must include why the guardianship is necessary,
any necessary restrictions placed on visitation or access to reporting, how
the protected person's finances will be handled, and how the protected
person and close family members can obtain answers to questions that
arise.

K. Ransom (R)Public and Behavioral Health & Human ServicesHouse Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed: 05/12/2022
HB22-1357 Rate Increases homeowner's And Auto Insurance Votes all Legislators04/01/2022Concerning the oversight of insurance rates, and, in connection therewith, requiring insurers who issue private passenger motor vehicle insurance or homeowner's insurance to file requested rate increases with the commissioner of insurance for approval prior to implementing the rates.Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
- Insurance
Bill DocumentsHouse:
M. Weissman (D)
Senate:
Fiscal Notes : 04/04/2022Full Text of BillLobbyistsb

The bill reclassifies private passenger motor vehicle insurance and

homeowner's insurance as type I kinds of insurance for rate filing
increases, thereby requiring insurers to file and obtain prior approval of
requests for rate increases before implementing increased rates for those
lines of insurance. The rate filings remain on file for 60 days and must not
be approved or disapproved, and must not become effective, during the
60-day period except after a public hearing. If the commissioner of
insurance fails to make a determination on the rate filing within the
60-day period, the rate filing is deemed approved as of 12:01 a.m. on the
sixty-first day, unless during the 60-day period the commissioner
determines that a public hearing is in the public interest.

M. Weissman (D)FinanceHouse Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 04/25/2022
SB22-060 Limit Home Owners' Association Fee Increases For Common Elements Votes all Legislators01/18/2022Concerning limiting increases in fees associated with the use of common elements in a common interest community.Bill History - Housing
Bill DocumentsSenate:
J. Bridges (D)
House:
Fiscal Notes : 05/18/2022Full Text of BillLobbyistsb

The bill prohibits the unit owners' association of a common interest
community from increasing by more than 10% in any 12-month period
the amount of any fee that is charged on a regular and ongoing basis for
the use, rental, or operation of one or more common elements unless a
majority of the unit owners of the common interest community approve
the fee increase.

J. Bridges (D)Local GovernmentSenate Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely: 02/15/2022
SB22-072 Grants To Incentivize Home Use For Renters Votes all Legislators01/19/2022Concerning the creation of a grant program to make grant awards to home owners who make residential space in their homes available for individuals seeking housing on a long-term rental basis.Bill History - State Government
Bill DocumentsSenate:
P. Lundeen (R)
House:
Fiscal Notes : 02/10/2022Full Text of BillLobbyistsc

The bill creates the grants to homeowners to make residential
space available to renters grant program (grant program) as a 3-year pilot
program in the division of housing (division) within the department of

local affairs (DOLA). The grant program is established to provide state
assistance in the form of a one-time grant award of $500 to eligible
recipients who make residential space available within their homes for the
use of individuals seeking long-term rental housing. The grant program
must operate for 3 consecutive state fiscal years, commencing with the
2023-24 state fiscal year through the 2025-26 state fiscal year.
The division administers the grant program. The division is
required to create a process by which grant awards are made.
In order to be eligible to receive a grant award under the bill, an
individual must:
  • Be the owner of record of residential real property that the
individual occupies as the individual's primary residence
(owner-occupier);
  • Be at least 55 years of age as of the date of an application
submitted by the individual for a grant award;
  • Make residential space available within the
owner-occupier's home for use by an individual seeking
housing on a rental basis for a period of not less than 180
consecutive days.
The bill creates the grants to homeowners to make residential
space available to renters grant program fund (fund) in the state treasury.
The fund funds grant awards under the grant program and the
administrative costs of the division in administering the grant program.
The division is required to publish on an annual basis a report
summarizing the use of the money that was awarded under the grant
program in the preceding fiscal year. The bill specifies minimum contents
of the report, and the report must be posted on DOLA's and the division's
websites. The division is also required to prepare educational materials
concerning the grant program and to display such materials on its page on
DOLA's website.
Each county treasurer is required to include general information
about the grant program in the notice the assessor sends concerning the
property tax exemption for qualifying seniors. The division is required to
provide information to the county treasurers about the grant program for
inclusion in the notice.

P. Lundeen (R)Local GovernmentSenate Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely: 03/08/2022
SB22-093 Expand Senior And Veteran Property Tax Exemptions Votes all Legislators01/28/2022Concerning expansion of existing property tax exemptions for certain owner-occupied primary residences, and, in connection therewith, increasing the exempt amount of actual value of the owner-occupied primary residence of a qualifying senior or veteran with a disability and preserving the exemption of a senior who changes primary residences due to medical necessity.Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
Bill DocumentsSenate:
L. Liston (R)
House:
T. Carver (R)
Fiscal Notes : 02/08/2022Full Text of BillLobbyistsa


For property tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2022, the
bill:
  • Increases the maximum amount of actual value of the
owner-occupied residence of a qualifying senior or veteran
with a disability that is exempt from property taxation from
$200,000 to $400,000; and
  • Specifies that a senior is deemed to be a 10-year
owner-occupier of a primary residence that the senior has
owned and occupied for less than 10 years and therefore
qualifies for the senior property tax exemption for the
residence if:
  • The senior would have qualified for the senior
property tax exemption for the senior's former
primary residence but for the fact that medical
necessity required the senior to stop occupying the
former primary residence;
  • The senior has not previously received the
exemption for a former primary residence on the
basis of medical necessity; and
  • The senior has not owned and occupied another
primary residence since the senior first stopped
occupying his or her former primary residence due
to medical necessity.
Medical necessity is defined as a medical condition of a senior that a
physician licensed to practice medicine in Colorado has certified, on a
form developed by the state property tax administrator, as having required
the senior to stop occupying the senior's prior primary residence.
When applying for an exemption on the basis of medical necessity,
a senior must provide the form establishing proof of medical necessity.

T. Carver (R)L. Liston (R)State, Veterans and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/10/2022
SB22-111 Infection Prevention Grants To Nursing Facilities Votes all Legislators02/03/2022Concerning the ability of a nursing facility to be awarded a grant from the nursing home penalty cash fund for projects related to infection prevention and control.Bill History - Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill DocumentsSenate:
J. Smallwood (R)
House:
Fiscal Notes : 02/15/2022Full Text of BillLobbyistsb

Current law directs the departments of public health and
environment and health care policy and financing to consider allocating
money in the nursing home penalty cash fund for grants to be approved
for measures that will benefit residents of nursing facilities by fostering
innovation and improving the quality of life and care at the facilities. The

bill adds to the list of possible measures eligible for grant funding
projects aimed at infection prevention and control.
Awards for infection prevention and control are limited to
education support, workforce support, and physical enhancements for
infection control.

J. Smallwood (R)State, Veterans and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/17/2022
SB22-189 Colorado Geriatric Provider Pipeline Program Votes all Legislators03/29/2022Concerning creating the Colorado multidisciplinary geriatric provider pipeline program to support the health care of medically compromised older Coloradans.Bill History - Higher Education
- Human Services
Bill DocumentsSenate:
B. Pettersen (D)
J. Danielson (D)
House:
M. Duran (D)
B. Titone (D)
Fiscal Notes : 04/14/2022Full Text of BillLobbyistsc

The bill creates the Colorado multidisciplinary geriatric provider
pipeline program (program) in the university of Colorado Anschutz
medical campus. The program coordinates and expands geriatric training

opportunities for clinical graduate students enrolled in participating
institutions of higher education who study in the health-care fields of
medicine, medicine with a focus on training to be a physician assistant,
dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, psychology, and social work.
The bill creates the geriatric training executive advisory committee
(committee) to ensure that the training for the program is consistent and
collaborative across the health-care fields of study. The committee is
required to:
  • Set the program's standards for training and delivery of
medical care to the most frail and medically complex,
costly, and compromised older Coloradans;
  • Collaborate with participating institutions of higher
education across Colorado to select clinical graduate
students who have an interest in geriatric care to participate
in the program;
  • Analyze data collected by the program;
  • Build relationships, collaborate, and create a
multidisciplinary team that provides opportunities for
clinicians to work together in teams to better understand
the roles of each discipline and better place clinical
graduate students for experiential training opportunities;
and
  • Coordinate with graduates of the program for opportunities
to become trainers to future clinical graduate students once
practicing in the graduate's field of study.

M. Duran (D)
B. Titone (D)
B. Pettersen (D)
J. Danielson (D)
Health and Human ServicesSenate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 05/10/2022
SB22-SCR002 Homestead Property Tax Exemption Expansion Votes all Legislators04/11/2022Submitting to the registered electors of the state of Colorado an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning the expansion of the existing property tax exemption for certain owner-occupied primary residences, and, in connection therewith, increasing the exempt amount of actual value of the owner-occupied primary residence of a qualifying senior or veteran with a disability and allowing a senior who qualifies for the exemption to move and still claim the exemption without meeting the ten-year ownership and occupancy requirement, so long as the senior has continuously owned residential real property since qualifying for the exemption.Bill History - Fiscal Policy & Taxes
- Local Government
Bill DocumentsSenate:
L. Liston (R)
J. Ginal (D)
House:
Fiscal Notes : 04/22/2022Full Text of BillLobbyistsc

There is currently a property tax exemption for an owner-occupied
residence of a qualifying senior or veteran with a disability (homestead
exemption) that is equal to 50% of the first $200,000 of the actual value
of the property. For property tax years commencing on or after January
1, 2023, the concurrent resolution:
  • Increases the maximum amount of actual value of the
owner-occupied residence of a qualifying senior or veteran
with a disability that is exempt from property taxation from
$200,000 to $300,000 for the 2023 property tax year and to
$300,000 plus cumulative inflation for each property tax
year thereafter; and
  • Makes the homestead exemption portable by allowing a
senior who qualifies for the exemption to move and
continue to claim the exemption without meeting the
10-year ownership and occupancy requirement, so long as
the senior has continuously owned residential real property
since qualifying for the exemption.
The concurrent resolution also makes a conforming amendment so
that the change in the actual value of which 50% is exempt does not
affect the general assembly's ability to raise or lower this amount.

L. Liston (R)
J. Ginal (D)
State, Veterans and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 04/26/2022
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