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Bill: HB19-1006
Title: Wildfire Mitigation Wildland-urban Interface Areas
Official Summary

Wildfire Matters Review Committee. The bill creates a state
grant program to be administered by the Colorado state forest service

(forest service) to fund proactive forest management fuels reduction
projects to reduce the impacts to life, property, and critical infrastructure
caused by wildfires.
To be eligible for a grant award, a grant recipient must be any one
of a group of individual landowners as specified in the bill whose real
property that is the subject of a grant application is located within a land
area that is covered by a community wildfire protection plan.
The bill specifies requirements pertaining to the evaluation of
grant proposals. The forest service is to select the proposals that will
receive funding, administer the grant program, and develop procedures
by which applicants are to apply for grants.
The bill imposes a monetary limit on the amount of a grant to be
awarded and also requires a grant applicant to demonstrate an available
amount of matching funds to be awarded a grant.
The bill creates the forest management fuels reduction projects
grant program cash fund in the state treasury.
The bill requires the forest service to report annually to the general
assembly on the number, location, and benefits of all projects for which
a grant award is made.

Custom Summary
StatusGovernor Signed (05/31/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Comment
Category
Intro Date01/04/2019
CCW Summary

Concerning measures to mitigate the effects of wildfires within wildland-urban interface areas, and, in connection therewith, creating a state grant program to promote forest management fuels reduction projects in such areas.

House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
B. McLachlan (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
House CommitteeRural Affairs and Agriculture
Senate CommitteeAppropriations
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/17/2019)
Position

Bill: HB19-1009
Title: Substance Use Disorders Recovery
Official Summary

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee.
The bill:
  • Expands the housing voucher program currently within the
department of local affairs to include individuals with a
substance use disorder and appropriates $4.3 million each
of the next 5 fiscal years to support the program (section
1
);
  • Requires each recovery residence operating in Colorado to
be licensed by the department of public health and
environment (section 2); and
  • Creates the opioid crisis recovery fund for money the state
receives as settlement or damage awards resulting from
opioid-related litigation (section 3).

Custom Summary
StatusGovernor Signed (05/23/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Comment
Category
Intro Date01/04/2019
CCW Summary

Concerning supports for persons recovering from substance use disorders, and, in connection therewith, expanding a program in the department of local affairs that provides vouchers for housing assistance to certain individuals, requiring each recovery residence operating in Colorado to be licensed by the department of public health and environment, and creating the opioid crisis recovery fund.

House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
C. Kennedy (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
B. Pettersen (D)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/09/2019)
Position

Bill: HB19-1174
Title: Out-of-network Health Care Services
Official Summary

The bill:
  • Requires health insurance carriers, health care providers,
and health care facilities to provide patients covered by
health benefit plans with information concerning the
provision of services by out-of-network providers and
in-network and out-of-network facilities;

  • Outlines the disclosure requirements and the claims and
payment process for the provision of out-of-network
services;
  • Requires the commissioner of insurance, the state board of
health, and the director of the division of professions and
occupations in the department of regulatory agencies to
promulgate rules that specify the requirements for
disclosures to consumers, including the timing, the format,
and the contents and language in the disclosures;
  • Establishes the reimbursement amount for out-of-network
providers that provide health care services to covered
persons at an in-network facility and for out-of-network
providers or facilities that provide emergency services to
covered persons; and
  • Creates a penalty for failure to comply with the payment
requirements for out-of-network health care services.

Custom Summary
StatusSigned by the President of the Senate (05/15/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Comment
Category
Intro Date02/07/2019
CCW Summary

Concerning out-of-network health care services provided to covered persons.

House SponsorsD. Esgar (D)
M. Catlin (R)
Senate SponsorsB. Pettersen (D)
R. Gardner (R)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
House CommitteeHealth and Insurance
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (08/13/2019)
Position

Bill: HB19-1279
Title: Protect Public Health Firegfighter Safety Regulation PFAS Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
Official Summary

The bill prohibits the use of class B firefighting foam that contains
intentionally added perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS
foam) for training purposes and creates a civil penalty for doing so.
The bill also creates the Firefighting Foams Control Act (act)
which:
  • Prohibits the sale of PFAS foam in certain circumstances;

  • Requires manufacturers of PFAS foam to notify sellers of
the provisions of the act;
  • Requires manufacturers to disclose whether the personal
protective equipment they produce contains perfluoroalkyl
and polyfluoroalkyl substances;
  • Allows for the department of public health and
environment to request a certificate of compliance from a
manufacturer of class B firefighting foam or firefighting
personal protective equipment to ensure that those
manufacturers are complying with the limitations on the
manufacture of PFAS foam as set forth in the act;
  • Creates a civil penalty for violating the provisions of the
act; and
  • Requires the department of public health and environment
to conduct a survey to determine the amount of PFAS foam
currently held, used, and disposed of by fire departments.

Custom Summary
StatusGovernor Signed (06/03/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Comment
Category
Intro Date03/27/2019
CCW Summary

Concerning the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

House SponsorsL. Landgraf (R)
T. Exum Sr. (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
D. Hisey (R)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/22/2019)
Position

Bill: SB19-020
Title: Wildland Fire Airspace Patrol System
Official Summary

Wildfire Matters Review Committee. The bill requires the center
of excellence for advanced technology aerial firefighting, subject to
available appropriations, to study and, if feasible, implement a system to
patrol the airspace above a wildland fire.

Custom Summary
StatusGovernor Signed (06/03/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Comment
Category
Intro Date01/04/2019
CCW Summary

Concerning development of a system to patrol the airspace above wildland fires.

House SponsorsB. McLachlan (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
D. Coram (R)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
House CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/18/2019)
Position

Bill: SB19-040
Title: Establish Colorado Fire Commission
Official Summary

The bill establishes the Colorado fire commission (commission)
in the division of fire prevention and control in the department of public
safety. The commission's purpose is to enhance public safety in Colorado
through an integrated statewide process focused on the fire service's
capacity to conduct fire management and use, preparedness, prevention,
and response activities to safeguard lives, property, and natural resources,

and increase the resiliency of local and regional communities. The
commission may establish task forces to study and make
recommendations on specific subjects within the commission's areas of
study. The commission is repealed effective September 1, 2024, and is
subject to a sunset review prior to its repeal.

Custom Summary
StatusGovernor Signed (06/03/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Comment
Category
Intro Date01/04/2019
CCW Summary

Concerning the establishment of the Colorado fire commission.

House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
D. Roberts (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
D. Hisey (R)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
House CommitteeRural Affairs and Agriculture
Senate CommitteeAgriculture and Natural Resources
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/26/2019)
Position

Bill: SB19-061
Title: Self-contained Breathing Apparatus Testing And Certification
Official Summary

Currently, local fire departments and other users of self-contained
breathing apparatus (SCBA) rely on certification under standards
promulgated by the United States department of transportation (DOT) or
the national institute for occupational safety and health (NIOSH) for
quality control of pressure vessels. These certifications are considered
valid through the vessel's recommended service life, but that service life

is finite.
Section 1 of the bill declares that, with the emergence of new
technology to test the continuing safety of vessels that are at the end of
their initial recommended service life, vessels that remain safe can and
should be recertified for an additional period rather than discarded,
resulting in a saving of tax dollars for local governments.
Sections 2 through 4 give the executive director of the department
of public health and environment the authority to inspect SCBA
equipment and, if necessary, to write rules governing the inspection and
certification of pressure vessels. Any such rules must incorporate or
recognize current DOT or NIOSH standards for certification and
recertification with regard to any technology that is accepted by those
federal agencies.

Custom Summary
StatusGovernor Signed (05/20/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Comment
Category
Intro Date01/10/2019
CCW Summary

Concerning standards for the certification of certain types of respirators equipped with pressure vessels.

House SponsorsJ. Arndt (D)
E. Hooton (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Zenzinger (D)
J. Tate (R)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
House CommitteeHealth and Insurance
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/18/2019)
Position

Bill: SB19-157
Title: Sunset Fire Suppression Registration And Inspection
Official Summary

Sunset Process - Senate Local Government Committee. The bill

continues the fire suppression programs of the division of fire prevention
and control in the department of public safety for 7 years, until 2026.

Custom Summary
StatusGovernor Signed (05/23/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Comment
Category
Intro Date02/21/2019
CCW Summary

Concerning the continuation of the fire suppression programs of the division of fire prevention and control in the department of public safety, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendation contained in the 2018 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.

House SponsorsL. Cutter (D)
Senate SponsorsF. Winter (D)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
House CommitteeBusiness Affairs and Labor
Senate CommitteeLocal Government
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/28/2019)
Position

Bill: SB19-242
Title: Emergency Medical Service Providers Licensing
Official Summary

Currently, regulation of an emergency medical service (EMS)
provider, including a paramedic, involves certification. Section 2 of the
bill authorizes a certified EMS provider to apply for licensure from the
department of public health and environment (department) based on a
demonstration to the satisfaction of the department that the EMS provider
has completed a 4-year bachelor's degree program from an accredited
college or university.
Sections 1 and 3 to 26 make conforming amendments, and
sections 27 and 28 make conforming amendments to harmonize the bill
with the title 12 recodification bill, House Bill 19-1172.

Custom Summary
StatusGovernor Signed (05/31/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Comment
Category
Intro Date04/15/2019
CCW Summary
House SponsorsC. Kennedy (D)
Senate SponsorsL. Garcia (D)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
House CommitteeHealth and Insurance
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (08/06/2019)
Position

Bill: SB19-255
Title: Gallagher Amendment Residential Assessment Rate
Official Summary

Based on a residential target percentage that is equal to 45.69%,
the bill lowers the ratio of valuation for assessment for residential real
property from 7.2% to 7.15% for property tax years commencing on and
after January 1, 2019, until the next property tax year that the general
assembly adjusts this ratio.

Custom Summary
StatusHouse Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/30/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Comment
Category
Intro Date04/17/2019
CCW Summary

Concerning the establishment of the ratio of valuation for assessment for residential real property.

House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
D. Esgar (D)
Senate SponsorsL. Court (D)
J. Tate (R)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
House CommitteeFinance
Senate CommitteeFinance
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/22/2019)
Position
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