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Legislative Year: 2021 Change

Bill Detail: HB21-1108

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Title Gender Identity Expression Anti-discrimination
Status Governor Signed (05/20/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
  • Fiscal Policy & Taxes
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Higher Education
  • Housing
  • Human Services
  • Labor & Employment
  • Local Government
  • State Government
House Sponsors D. Esgar (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Moreno (D)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 02/16/2021

The bill amends the definition of sexual orientation and adds
definitions of the terms gender expression and gender identity. The
bill also adds the terms gender expression and gender identity to
statutes prohibiting discrimination against members of a protected class,
including statutes prohibiting discriminatory practices in the following

  • Membership of the Colorado civil rights commission;
  • Employment practices;
  • Housing practices;
  • Places of public accommodation;
  • Publications that advertise places of public
  • Consumer credit transactions;
  • Selection of patients by direct primary health care
  • Sales of cemetery plots;
  • Membership in labor organizations;
  • Colorado labor for public works projects;
  • Issuance or renewal of automobile insurance policies;
  • The provision of funeral services and crematory services;
  • Eligibility for jury service;
  • Issuance of licenses to practice law;
  • The juvenile diversion program;
  • Access to services for youth in foster care;
  • Enrollment in a charter school, institute charter school,
public school, or pilot school;
  • Local school boards' written policies regarding
employment, promotion, and dismissal;
  • The assignment or transfer of a public school teacher;
  • Leasing portions of the grounds of or improvements on the
grounds of the Colorado state university - Pueblo and the
Colorado school of mines;
  • Enrollment or classification of students at private
occupational schools;
  • Training provided to peace officers concerning the
prohibition against profiling;
  • Criminal justice data collection;
  • Employment in the state personnel system;
  • The availability of services for the prevention and
treatment of sexually transmitted infections;
  • Membership of the health equity commission;
  • The availability of family planning services;
  • Requirements for managed care programs participating in
the state medicaid program and the children's basic health
  • The treatment of and access to services by individuals in
facilities providing substance use disorder treatment
  • Employment practices of county departments of human or
social services involving the selection, retention, and
promotion of employees;
  • Practices of the Colorado housing and finance authority in
making or committing to make a housing facility loan;
  • The imposition of occupancy requirements on charitable
property for which the owner is claiming an exemption
from property taxes based on the charitable use of the
  • The determination of whether expenses paid at or to a club
that has a policy to restrict membership are tax deductible;
  • Practices of transportation network companies in providing
services to the public.

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