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Bill: HB18-1003
Title: Opioid Misuse Prevention
CCW Summary

Concerning measures to prevent opioid misuse in Colorado.

Official Summary

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study
Committee. Section 1 of the bill establishes in statute the opioid and
other substance use disorders study committee, consisting of 5 senators
and 5 representatives from the general assembly, to:
  • Study data and statistics on the scope of the substance use
disorder problem in Colorado;
  • Study current prevention, intervention, harm reduction,
treatment, and recovery resources available to Coloradans,

as well as public and private insurance coverage and other
sources of support for treatment and recovery resources;
  • Review the availability of medication-assisted treatment
and the ability of pharmacists to prescribe those
medications;
  • Examine measures that other states and countries use to
address substance use disorders;
  • Identify the gaps in prevention, intervention, harm
reduction, treatment, and recovery resources available to
Coloradans and hurdles to accessing those resources; and
  • Identify possible legislative options to address gaps and
hurdles to accessing prevention, intervention, harm
reduction, treatment, and recovery resources.
The committee is authorized to meet 6 times in a calendar year and
may report up to 6 legislative measures to the legislative council, which
bills are exempt from bill limitations and introduction deadlines. The
committee is repealed on July 1, 2020.
Section 2 specifies school-based health care centers may apply for
grants from the school-based health center grant program to expand
behavioral health services to include treatment for opioid and other
substance use disorders.
Section 3 directs the department of health care policy and
financing, starting July 1, 2018, to award grants to organizations to
operate a substance abuse screening, brief intervention, and referral
program.
Section 4 directs the center for research into substance use
disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery to develop and implement
continuing medical education activities to help prescribers of pain
medication to safely and effectively manage patients with chronic pain,
and when appropriate, prescribe opioids. Sections 2 through 4 also direct
the general assembly to appropriate money to implement those sections.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (09/17/2018)
House SponsorsB. Pettersen (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
C. Jahn (D)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (05/21/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Bill: HB18-1004
Title: Continue Child Care Contribution Tax Credit
CCW Summary

Concerning the continuation of the income tax credit for a qualifying contribution to promote child care in the state.

Official Summary

A taxpayer who makes a monetary contribution to promote child
care in the state is allowed an income tax credit that is equal to 50% of the
total value of the contribution. This exemption is currently available for
income tax years that commence prior to January 1, 2020. The bill
extends the credit for 5 years.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (08/30/2018)
House SponsorsJ. Wilson (R)
J. Coleman (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Kefalas (D)
J. Tate (R)
House CommitteeFinance
Senate CommitteeFinance
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (05/30/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Bill: HB18-1006
Title: Infant Newborn Screening
CCW Summary

Concerning modifications to the newborn screening program administered by the department of public health and environment.

Official Summary

The bill updates the current newborn screening program to require
more timely newborn hearing screenings. The department of public health
and environment is authorized to assess a fee for newborn screening and
necessary follow-up services. The bill creates the newborn hearing
screening cash fund for the purpose of covering the costs of the program.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (08/21/2018)
House SponsorsL. Liston (R)
M. Hamner (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Moreno (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (06/04/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Bill: HB18-1007
Title: Substance Use Disorder Payment And Coverage
CCW Summary

Concerning payment issues related to substance use disorders.

Official Summary

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study
Committee. The bill requires all individual and group health benefit
plans to provide coverage without prior authorization for a five-day
supply of buprenorphine for a first request within a 12-month period.
Additionally, all individual and group health benefit plans that
cover physical therapy, acupuncture, or chiropractic services shall not

subject those services to dollar limits, deductibles, copayments, or
coinsurance provisions that are less favorable than those applicable to
primary care services under the plan if the covered person has a diagnosis
of chronic pain and has or has had a substance use disorder diagnosis.
The bill prohibits carriers from taking adverse action against a
provider or from providing financial incentives or disincentives to a
provider based solely on a patient satisfaction survey relating to the
patient's satisfaction with pain treatment.
The bill clarifies that an urgent prior authorization request to a
carrier includes a request for authorization of medication-assisted
treatment for substance use disorders.
The bill permits a pharmacist who has entered into a collaborative
pharmacy practice agreement with one or more physicians to administer
injectable medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders and
receive an enhanced dispensing fee for the administration.
The bill prohibits carriers from requiring a covered person to
undergo step therapy using a prescription drug or drugs that include an
opioid before covering a non-opioid prescription drug recommended by
the covered person's provider.
The bill requires the Colorado medical assistance program to
authorize reimbursement for a ready-to-use version of intranasal naloxone
hydrochloride without prior authorization.
The bill prohibits the requirement that a recipient of medical
assistance undergo a step-therapy protocol using a prescription drug
containing an opioid prior to authorizing reimbursement for a non-opioid
prescription drug recommended by the person's health care provider.
The bill permits a pharmacist who has entered into a collaborative
pharmacy practice agreement with one or more physicians to administer
injectable medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders and
receive an enhanced dispensing fee under the Colorado medical
assistance program for the administration.
The bill requires the department of health care policy and
financing and the office of behavioral health in the department of human
services to establish rules that standardize utilization management
authority timelines for the non-pharmaceutical components of
medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/24/2018)
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
C. Kennedy (D)
Senate SponsorsC. Jahn (D)
K. Lambert (R)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (05/21/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Bill: HB18-1018
Title: Human Trafficking Commercial Driver's License
CCW Summary

Concerning a requirement that education to prevent human trafficking be included in the training to obtain a commercial driver's license.

Official Summary

Transportation Legislation Review Committee. The bill
requires that the training to obtain a commercial driver's license contain
education to prevent human trafficking. The department of revenue must
collaborate with organizations that specialize in the recognition and
prevention of human trafficking, and other state agencies. The department

must also publish information about human trafficking for commercial
driver's license holders and trainees.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (09/11/2018)
House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
D. Jackson (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Cooke (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (04/12/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
Hearing Date
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Bill: HB18-1021
Title: Task Force For Youth Experiencing Homelessness
CCW Summary

Concerning addressing the issue of youth who are experiencing homelessness in Colorado.

Official Summary

The bill establishes the task force concerning youth who are
experiencing homelessness (task force) to study and make
recommendations on issues related to the issue of youth experiencing
homelessness in Colorado. The membership of the task force is set forth,
as well as reporting requirements and a repeal date.
The bill makes conforming amendments to correct citations to an

earlier relocation of the office of homeless youth services to the
department of local affairs.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/07/2018)
House SponsorsL. Landgraf (R)
E. Hooton (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Kefalas (D)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/21/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Bill: HB18-1046
Title: New Birth Certificate To Reflect Gender Change
CCW Summary

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.

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
or for an intersex individual.
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 courts in this state are given jurisdiction to issue a decree to
amend a birth certificate to reflect a change in gender designation for
persons born in another state or foreign jurisdiction if the law of such
other state or foreign jurisdiction requires a court decree in order to
amend a birth certificate to reflect a change in gender designation.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (08/02/2018)
House SponsorsD. Esgar (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Moreno (D)
House CommitteeHealth, Insurance, & Environment
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/28/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
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Bill: HB18-1050
Title: Competency To Proceed Juvenile Justice System
CCW Summary

Concerning competency to proceed for juveniles involved in the juvenile justice system.

Official Summary

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment
of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and
Juvenile Justice Systems.
The bill establishes a juvenile-specific
definition of competent to proceed and incompetent to proceed for
juveniles involved in the juvenile justice system, as well as specific
definitions for developmental disability, mental capacity, and mental

disability when used in this context. The bill clarifies the procedures for
establishing incompetency, as well as for establishing the restoration of
competency.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/21/2018)
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (03/22/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
Hearing Date
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Bill: HB18-1063
Title: Consumer Control Of Consumer Credit Information
CCW Summary

Concerning a consumer's right to control the information contained in the file that a consumer reporting agency has on the consumer.

Official Summary

Section 1 of the bill authorizes a consumer to require a consumer
reporting agency to obtain the consumer's consent:
  • Before furnishing a consumer report concerning the
consumer to a third party, except where the consumer
reporting agency furnishes the consumer report in response

to a court order; or
  • To sell, provide a copy of, or otherwise furnish to a third
party any information in the file that the consumer
reporting agency has on the consumer.
The consumer reporting agency must provide notice to the consumer of
the consumer's right to require such consent.
Section 2 requires a consumer reporting agency to develop
procedures by which a consumer, whose consumer or personal
information has been hacked, altered, or otherwise compromised as a
result of a security breach that occurred on or after January 1, 2017, at the
consumer reporting agency, may request that the consumer reporting
agency, free of charge:
  • Turn over to the consumer the consumer's file and any
consumer reports that the consumer reporting agency has
developed in relation to the consumer;
  • Purge from its physical and electronic records any
information in the consumer's file and any consumer
reports developed in connection with the consumer; and
  • No longer record and retain any information related to the
consumer.
Section 2 further provides that the procedures a consumer
reporting agency develops would not apply to publicly available
information in a consumer's file and may include procedures for handling
third-party requests for credit scoring, creditworthiness, or other
information related to the consumer.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/04/2018)
House SponsorsD. Williams (R)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeState, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Senate Committee
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/14/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
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Bill: HB18-1064
Title: Training Program Prevention Child Sexual Abuse
CCW Summary

Concerning a training program to prevent child sexual abuse for persons who work with young children in some capacity as part of their employment.

Official Summary

The bill directs the Colorado children's trust fund board to develop
and administer a training program to prevent child sexual abuse
(program) for early childhood providers and others who interact with
young children.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/22/2018)
House SponsorsD. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Coram (R)
R. Fields (D)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (05/24/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
Hearing Date
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Bill: HB18-1066
Title: Clarify Sexually Exploitative Material Discovery
CCW Summary

Concerning clarifying that the law enforcement and defense counsel exemption for sexual exploitation of a child crime does not change the discovery procedures for sexually exploitative material.

Official Summary

Last session, Senate Bill 17-115 expanded the group of people
who, if they possessed sexually exploitative material in the performance
of their duties, could not commit sexual exploitation of a child to all law

enforcement personnel and defense counsel personnel. The bill clarifies
that the sexual exploitation of a child statute does not change the
discovery procedure for sexually exploitative materials and that the
defendant and defense counsel personnel are not allowed to receive
copies of the materials.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/21/2018)
House SponsorsY. Willett (R)
Senate SponsorsJ. Cooke (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (03/22/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
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Bill: HB18-1067
Title: Right To Rest Act
CCW Summary

Concerning the creation of the 'Colorado Right to Rest Act'.

Official Summary

The bill creates the Colorado Right to Rest Act, which
establishes basic rights for persons experiencing homelessness, including,
but not limited to, the right to use and move freely in public spaces, to rest
in public spaces, to eat or accept food in any public space where food is
not prohibited, to occupy a legally parked vehicle, and to have a
reasonable expectation of privacy of one's property. The bill does not

create an obligation for a provider of services for persons experiencing
homelessness to provide shelter or services when none are available.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/17/2018)
House SponsorsJ. Melton (D)
J. Salazar (D)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeLocal Government
Senate Committee
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusHouse Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely (03/14/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
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Bill: SB18-011
Title: Students Excused From Taking State Assessments
CCW Summary

Concerning treatment of students who are excused by their parents from participating in state assessments.

Official Summary

Under current law, each school district, board of cooperative
services that operates a school, and charter school (local education
provider) must adopt a written policy and procedure by which a parent
may excuse his or her student from participating in the state assessments.
The bill clarifies that the local education provider determines whether
notice from the parent must be in writing.

Under current law, a local education provider shall not punish a
student whose parent excuses him or her from taking a state assessment.
The bill clarifies that a local education provider also shall not prohibit the
student from participating in an activity or receiving any other form of
reward that recognizes participation in the state assessments. If a local
education provider does not comply with these restrictions, the
department of education must note the failure to comply on the
performance report prepared for the local education provider and for the
specific public school if the local education provider is a school district
or board of cooperative services. If a local education provider fails to
comply 3 or more times during a school year, the state board of education
must impose a significant penalty, as provided by rule, on the local
education provider in calculating the local education provider's
accreditation rating for that school year.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/14/2018)
House SponsorsP. Lundeen (R)
T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
Senate SponsorsA. Kerr (D)
C. Holbert (R)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate CommitteeEducation
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (04/12/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
Hearing Date
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Bill: SB18-013
Title: Expand Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act
CCW Summary

Concerning expanding the grades eligible for the child nutrition school lunch protection program.

Official Summary

Current law creates an annual appropriation to provide lunches at
no charge to children in state-subsidized early childhood education
programs administered by public schools or in kindergarten through fifth
grade who would otherwise have to pay for a reduced-price lunch.
The bill extends the grade of eligibility to eighth grade in schools
that elect to participate in the expanded program.

The bill authorizes an annual appropriation, including a cap on the
amount of the annual appropriation, to cover the expanded grades of
eligible children.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/21/2018)
House SponsorsD. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate CommitteeEducation
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (05/29/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
Hearing Date
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Bill: SB18-024
Title: Expand Access Behavioral Health Care Providers
CCW Summary

Concerning modifications to the Colorado health service corps program administered by the department of public health and environment to expand the availability of behavioral health care providers in shortage areas in the state.

Official Summary

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study
Committee. The bill modifies the Colorado health service corps program

administered by the primary care office in the department of public health
and environment as follows:
  • For purposes of determining areas in the state in which
there is a shortage of health care professionals and
behavioral health care providers to meet the needs of the
community, allows the primary care office, under guidance
adopted by the state board of health, to develop and
administer state health professional shortage areas using
state-specific methodologies;
  • Allows behavioral health care providers, which include
licensed and certified addiction counselors, licensed
professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers,
licensed marriage and family therapists, clinical
psychologists, advanced practice nurses, and physicians
certified or trained in addiction medicine, pain
management, or psychiatry, and candidates for licensure as
an addiction counselor, professional counselor, clinical
social worker, marriage and family therapist, or
psychologist, to participate in the loan repayment program
on the condition of committing to provide behavioral health
care services in health professional shortage areas for a
specified period;
  • Directs the advisory council to prioritize loan repayment
and scholarships for those behavioral health care providers,
candidates for licensure, or addiction counselors who
provide behavioral health care services in nonprofit or
public employer settings but permits consideration of
applicants practicing in a private setting that serves
underserved populations;
  • Establishes a scholarship program to help defray the
education and training costs associated with obtaining
certification as an addiction counselor or with progressing
to a higher level of certification;
  • Adds 2 members to the advisory council that reviews
program applications, which members include a
representative of an organization representing substance
use disorder treatment providers and a licensed or certified
addiction counselor who has experience in rural health,
safety net clinics, or health equity;
  • Modifies program reporting requirements and requires
annual reporting that coincides with required SMART Act
reporting by the department; and
  • Requires the general assembly to annually appropriate $2.5
million from the marijuana tax cash fund to the primary
care office to provide loan repayment for behavioral health
care providers and candidates for licensure participating in
the Colorado health service corps and to award
scholarships to addiction counselors participating in the
scholarship program.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/21/2018)
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
B. Pettersen (D)
Senate SponsorsC. Jahn (D)
J. Tate (R)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (05/21/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
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Bill: SB18-040
Title: Substance Use Disorder Harm Reduction
CCW Summary

Concerning measures to address the opioid crisis in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, providing immunity for individuals who provide clean syringes through a clean syringe exchange program, creating a supervised injection facility pilot program, allowing school districts to develop policies for the supply and administration of opiate antagonists, and requiring the commission on criminal and juvenile justice to study certain topics related to sentencing for opioid-related offenses.

Official Summary

Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study
Committee. The bill:
  • Specifies that hospitals may be used as clean syringe
exchange sites (section 1);
  • Provides civil immunity for participants of a clean syringe
exchange program (section 1);
  • Creates a supervised injection facility pilot program in the
city and county of Denver and provides civil and criminal
immunity for the approved supervised injection facility
(sections 2 through 4);
  • Allows school districts and nonpublic schools to develop a
policy by which schools are allowed to obtain a supply of
opiate antagonists and school employees are trained to
administer opiate antagonists to individuals at risk of
experiencing a drug overdose (sections 5 through 11); and
  • Requires the commission on criminal and juvenile justice
to study certain topics related to sentencing for
opioid-related offenses (section 12).

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (08/06/2018)
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
Senate SponsorsC. Jahn (D)
K. Lambert (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/14/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room

Bill: SB18-050
Title: Free-standing Emergency Facility As Safe Haven
CCW Summary

Concerning including staff of free-standing emergency facilities as part of Colorado's safe haven laws.

Official Summary

The bill expands Colorado's safe haven laws to include staff
members of free-standing emergency facilities as persons allowed to take
temporary physical custody of infants 72 hours old or younger when the
infant is voluntarily surrendered by its parent or parents.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/21/2018)
House SponsorsJ. Coleman (D)
M. Catlin (R)
Senate SponsorsJ. Smallwood (R)
House CommitteeHealth, Insurance, & Environment
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (03/07/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
Hearing Date
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Bill: SB18-055
Title: Increase Surcharge For Trafficking Children
CCW Summary

Concerning the crimes against children surcharge in cases involving trafficking of children.

Official Summary

Current law requires each person who is convicted of a crime
against a child to pay a surcharge to the clerk of the court for the judicial
district in which the conviction occurs. The bill adds the crime of human
trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude to the definition of crime
against a child for purposes of the surcharge. For a class 2 felony, the
amount of the fine is $1,500. The bill states that if the class 2 felony is for

human trafficking of a minor for involuntary servitude or for human
trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude, then the amount of the fine is
$3,000. Additionally, in cases where an offender is required to pay the
new surcharge, the court is encouraged to delay any finding of indigence
until 6 months after the offender's conviction, at which time the court may
require the defendant or defendant's counsel to submit documents that
substantiate the defendant's indigence.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/22/2018)
House SponsorsK. Van Winkle (R)
E. Hooton (D)
Senate SponsorsT. Neville (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeFinance
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (04/23/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
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Bill: SB18-057
Title: Use Of Criminal Records With Respect To Housing
CCW Summary

Concerning consequences of records with respect to housing.

Official Summary

Under current law, it is an unfair housing practice to honor or
exercise, or attempt to honor or exercise, any restrictive covenant
pertaining to housing. Section 1 of the bill adds to the definition of
restrictive covenant limitations on the transfer, rental, or lease of
housing based on records of any arrest or charge that did not result in a
conviction and the criminal case is not actively pending (arrest records)

or criminal justice records that have been sealed or expunged.
Section 2 makes it an unfair housing practice to inquire about or
take an adverse action based on arrest records or sealed or expunged
criminal justice records. Section 3 prohibits landlords from requiring an
applicant to disclose any information contained in sealed criminal
records. Section 4 prohibits housing authorities from denying or
terminating dwelling accommodations, or taking adverse action against
a person, on the basis of arrest records or certain conviction records.
Section 6 requires a landlord to provide applicants with access to
records that are used as the basis for denying a rental application.
Section 5 prevents certain tenant criminal records from being
admitted as evidence in a civil case against a landlord that is based on the
tenant's conduct.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (07/11/2018)
House Sponsors
Senate SponsorsD. Kagan (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/07/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
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Bill: SB18-058
Title: Failure Report Child Abuse Statute Of Limitations
CCW Summary

Concerning making failure to report child abuse a crime in which the statute of limitations begins to run upon discovery of the act.

Official Summary

The bill makes failure to report child abuse or neglect one of the
crimes in which the statute of limitations begins to run upon discovery of
the criminal act or the delinquent act.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/14/2018)
House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/14/2018)
VotesVotes all Legislators
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room

Bill: SB18-060
Title: Protective Orders In Criminal Cases
CCW Summary

Concerning protective orders in criminal cases.

Official Summary

Current law provides that in cases involving domestic violence and
in cases involving certain other crimes, a court may enter any of several
types of protection orders against the defendant. The bill adds 2 new
potential protection orders to the list of options available to the court.
They are:
  • An order prohibiting the taking, transferring, concealing,
harming, disposing of, or threatening to harm an animal
owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the alleged

victim or witness; and
  • An order directing a wireless telephone service provider to
transfer the financial responsibility for and rights to a
wireless telephone number or numbers to the petitioner if
the petitioner satisfies certain criteria.
The bill also clarifies that the issuance of a protection order in a
case involving domestic violence or any of certain crimes does not
preclude a court from issuing a protective order in a civil proceeding.

Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/21/2018)
House SponsorsM. Hamner (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Coram (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
LobbyistsLobbyists
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