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Bill: HB20-1002
Title: College Credit For Work Experience
VotesVotes all Legislators
Bill Subject- Higher Education
CCW Summary

Concerning a statewide plan for awarding college credit for work-related experience.

Intro Date01/08/2020
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/13/2020)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations (01/08/2020)
Senate Committee
House CommitteeEducation
Senate SponsorsR. Zenzinger (D)
T. Story (D)
House SponsorsB. McLachlan (D)
M. Baisley (R)
Official Summary

Making Higher Education Attainable Interim Study
Committee. The bill requires an existing council charged with looking
at general education courses (council) to implement a plan for
determining and awarding academic credit for postsecondary education
based on work-related experience.
Furthermore, state institutions of higher education (institutions) are

required to evaluate student learning from work-related experience and
award appropriate academic credit for the experience. Also, institutions
shall accept and transfer academic credit awarded for work-related
experience as courses with guaranteed-transfer designation, unless the
council creates a plan concerning awarding and transferring academic
credit for work-related experience for courses with guaranteed-transfer
designation.

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Bill: HB20-1022
Title: Sales And Use Tax Simplification Task Force
VotesVotes all Legislators
Bill Subject- Fiscal Policy & Taxes
CCW Summary

Concerning the sales and use tax simplification task force, and, in connection therewith, extending the task force, modifying the task force's duties, and removing the requirement that the task force undergo an evaluation by the department of regulatory agencies prior to the task force's repeal.

Intro Date01/08/2020
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/15/2020)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor (01/08/2020)
Senate Committee
House CommitteeBusiness Affairs and Labor
Senate SponsorsA. Williams (D)
J. Tate (R)
House SponsorsT. Kraft-Tharp (D)
K. Van Winkle (R)
Official Summary

Sales and Use Tax Simplification Task Force. The bill continues

the sales and use tax simplification task force for 5 years, modifies the
task force's duties, and removes the requirement that the task force
undergo an evaluation by the department of regulatory agencies prior to
the task force's repeal.

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Bill: HB20-1023
Title: State Address Data For Sales And Use Tax Collection
VotesVotes all Legislators
Bill Subject- State Revenue & Budget
CCW Summary

Concerning certain address database systems used for sales and use tax collection.

Intro Date01/08/2020
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/17/2020)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor (01/08/2020)
Senate Committee
House CommitteeBusiness Affairs and Labor
Senate SponsorsA. Williams (D)
J. Tate (R)
House SponsorsT. Kraft-Tharp (D)
K. Van Winkle (R)
Official Summary

Sales and Use Tax Simplification Task Force. The bill:
  • Establishes a hold harmless provision for vendors who use
the state's geographic information system database (GIS
database) to determine the jurisdictions to which sales or
use tax is owed and to calculate appropriate sales or use tax
rates for individual addresses;

  • Requires the department of revenue to notify vendors when
the GIS database is online, tested, and verified in writing
by the department of revenue to be operational, supported,
and available for use;
  • Requires the department of revenue to ensure that the GIS
database data is at least 95% accurate based on a
statistically valid sample of addresses from the database, or
based on another acceptable method of proving accuracy;
  • Requires the executive director of the department of
revenue to promulgate rules for the administration and use
of the GIS database;
  • Specifies that the statutory section regarding certified
address location databases used for collecting and remitting
sales and use tax is repealed 90 days after the date that the
revisor of statutes is notified by the department of revenue
that a geographic information system that meets the defined
scope of work set forth in the request for solicitation is
online, tested, and verified in writing by the department of
revenue to be operational, supported, and available for use;
and
  • Requires the department of revenue to notify the revisor of
statutes no later than 15 days after such a system is online,
tested, and verified in writing by the department of revenue
to be operational, supported, and available for use.

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Bill: HB20-1046
Title: Private Construction Contract Payment Requirements
VotesVotes all Legislators
Bill Subject- Business & Economic Development
CCW Summary

Concerning payments in construction contracts governing improvements to private real property.

Intro Date01/08/2020
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/14/2020)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor (01/08/2020)
Senate Committee
House CommitteeBusiness Affairs and Labor
Senate SponsorsJ. Gonzales (D)
House SponsorsD. Valdez (D)
Official Summary

In a construction contract of at least $150,000, the bill requires:
  • A property owner to make partial payments to the
contractor of any amount due under the contract at the end
of each calendar month or as soon as practicable after the
end of the month;
  • A property owner to pay the contractor at least 95% of the

value of satisfactorily completed work;
  • A property owner to pay the withheld percentage within 60
days after the contract is completed satisfactorily;
  • A contractor to pay a subcontractor for work performed
under a subcontract within 30 calendar days after receiving
payment for the work, not including a withheld percentage
not to exceed 5%;
  • A subcontractor to pay any supplier, subcontractor, or
laborer who provided goods, materials, labor, or equipment
to the subcontractor within 30 calendar days after receiving
payment under the subcontract; and
  • A subcontractor to submit to the contractor a list of the
suppliers, sub-subcontractors, and laborers who provided
goods, materials, labor, or equipment to the subcontractor
for the work.
The bill does not apply to contracts with public entities or to a
contract concerning one multi-family dwelling of no more than 4 units or
one single-family dwelling. A person who fails to make a required
payment must pay 1.5% interest per month until the debt is fully paid. In
a lawsuit to enforce the bill, the prevailing party is awarded attorney fees
and costs.

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Bill: HB20-1089
Title: Employee Protection Lawful Off-duty Activities
VotesVotes all Legislators
Bill Subject- Labor & Employment
CCW Summary

Concerning clarification that the prohibition on an employer terminating an employee for the employee's lawful off-duty activities extends to activities that are lawful under state law even if those activities are not lawful under federal law.

Intro Date01/10/2020
Fiscal Notes 
Full TextFull Text of Bill
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor (01/10/2020)
Senate Committee
House CommitteeBusiness Affairs and Labor
Senate Sponsors
House SponsorsJ. Melton (D)
Official Summary

The bill prohibits an employer from terminating an employee for
the employee's lawful off-duty activities that are lawful under state law

even if those activities are not lawful under federal law.

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Bill: HB20-1155
Title: Higher Efficiency New Construction Residence
VotesVotes all Legislators
Bill Subject- Housing
- Natural Resources & Environment
CCW Summary
Intro Date01/17/2020
Fiscal Notes 
Full TextFull Text of Bill
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment (01/17/2020)
Senate Committee
House CommitteeEnergy and Environment
Senate Sponsors
House SponsorsM. Weissman (D)
A. Valdez (D)
Official Summary

Current law requires a home builder to offer to a buyer of a new
home one of the following:
  • A solar panel system or a solar thermal system;
  • To prewire or preplumb the home for these systems; or
  • A chase or conduit to wire or plumb the home for these

systems in the future.
Section 1 of the bill changes this to require that the home builder offer
each of these options.
Section 2 requires a home builder to offer one of the following
options to a buyer of a newly constructed residence:
  • An electric vehicle charging system;
  • Upgrades of wiring to accommodate future installation of
an electric vehicle charging system; or
  • A 208- to 240-volt alternating current plug-in located in a
place accessible to a motor vehicle parking area.
Section 2 also requires the home builder to offer electric heating options.
These requirements apply to both traditional detached, single-family
homes and buildings that contain owner-occupied condominium units.

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Bill: SB20-065
Title: Limit Mobile Electronic Devices While Driving
VotesVotes all Legislators
Bill Subject- Transportation & Motor Vehicles
CCW Summary

Concerning a limitation on the use of mobile electronic devices while driving.

Intro Date01/08/2020
Fiscal Notes 
Full TextFull Text of Bill
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy (01/08/2020)
Senate CommitteeTransportation and Energy
House Committee
Senate Sponsors
House SponsorsD. Roberts (D)
Official Summary

The bill limits the use of a mobile electronic device while driving
to adult drivers who use the mobile electronic device through a hands-free
accessory.
The bill establishes penalties of $50 and 2 points for a first
violation, $100 and 2 points for a second violation, $200 and 4 points for
a third or subsequent violation, and $300 and 4 points if the violation

involves text messaging.

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Bill: SB20-080
Title: Consumer Protection Act Damages
VotesVotes all Legislators
Bill Subject- Civil Law
- Courts & Judicial
CCW Summary

Concerning amending the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act" to increase the damages for which a plaintiff is eligible.

Intro Date01/13/2020
Fiscal Notes 
Full TextFull Text of Bill
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (01/13/2020)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House Committee
Senate SponsorsR. Rodriguez (D)
House Sponsors
Official Summary

The bill amends the Colorado Consumer Protection Act (act) to
state that a plaintiff in an individual action may be awarded damages
equal to the sum of $500 per violation.
The bill also amends the act to state that, under the act, a class
action may be brought and damages may be awarded to the class.

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Bill: SB20-081
Title: School Information For Apprenticeship Directory
VotesVotes all Legislators
Bill Subject- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
- Labor & Employment
CCW Summary

Concerning including school information in the Colorado state apprenticeship resource directory.

Intro Date01/13/2020
Fiscal Notes 
Full TextFull Text of Bill
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Education (01/13/2020)
Senate CommitteeEducation
House Committee
Senate SponsorsJ. Danielson (D)
J. Bridges (D)
House SponsorsT. Sullivan (D)
C. Larson (R)
Official Summary

The bill requires the department of labor and employment to
collaborate with the department of education to include in the Colorado
state apprenticeship resource directory the name and contact information
for at least one designated apprenticeship training program contact for
every public high school and school district.

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Bill: SB20-093
Title: Consumer And Employee Dispute Resolution Fairness
VotesVotes all Legislators
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Labor & Employment
CCW Summary

Concerning protections related to mandatory agreement provisions, and, in connection therewith, enacting the "Consumer and Employee Dispute Resolution Fairness Act".

Intro Date01/13/2020
Fiscal Notes 
Full TextFull Text of Bill
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (01/13/2020)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House Committee
Senate SponsorsM. Foote (D)
S. Fenberg (D)
House SponsorsD. Jackson (D)
Official Summary

The bill enacts the Consumer and Employee Dispute Resolution
Fairness Act (act). For certain consumer and employment arbitrations,
the act:

  • Prohibits the waiver of standards for and challenges for
evident partiality prior to a claim being filed and requires
any waiver of such provisions after the claim is filed to be
in writing;
  • Provides that the right of a party to challenge an arbitrator
based on evident partiality is waived if not raised within a
reasonable time of learning of the information leading to
the challenge but that such right is not waived if caused by
the opposing party;
  • Establishes ethical standards for arbitrators; and
  • Requires specified public disclosures by arbitration
services providers but includes protections for certain
confidential information.
The bill also requires an individual arbitrator for certain consumer
and employment arbitrations to make additional disclosures of
information that might affect the arbitrator's impartiality.
The bill specifies how attorney fees and other reasonable expenses
are to be awarded if a court vacates an award because of an arbitrator's
evident partiality or failure to make required disclosures and clarifies
when appeals of orders may be made in consumer and employee
arbitrations.
The bill also provides that for a standard form contract involving
a consumer or employee:
  • Specified terms are unenforceable as against public policy;
  • Including an unenforceable term constitutes a deceptive
trade practice under the Colorado Consumer Protection
Act; and
  • How certain cost-shifting provisions are to be interpreted.

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Bill: SB20-099
Title: Thresholds For Sales Tax Collection Requirements
VotesVotes all Legislators
Bill Subject- Fiscal Policy & Taxes
CCW Summary
Intro Date01/14/2020
Fiscal Notes 
Full TextFull Text of Bill
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance (01/14/2020)
Senate CommitteeFinance
House Committee
Senate SponsorsB. Rankin (R)
House SponsorsP. Will (R)
Official Summary

The bill changes the dollar threshold for economic nexus for
purposes of retail sales made by retailers without physical presence in the
state from $100,000 to $200,000.
Current law temporarily allows small retailers with physical
presence in the state that have retail sales of $100,000 or less to source
sales to the business' location regardless of where the purchaser receives

the tangible personal property or service, thus providing an exception to
the sales tax sourcing rule. The bill changes this threshold to $200,000 or
less in retail sales and makes the exception permanent.

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