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Bill Detail: HB22-1308

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Title Agricultural Workforce Services Program
Status Governor Signed (06/03/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Labor & Employment
House Sponsors K. McCormick (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Donovan (D)
House Committee Agriculture, Livestock, and Water
Senate Committee Appropriations
Date Introduced 03/18/2022
Summary

The bill creates the Colorado agricultural workforce services
program (program) in the department of agriculture (department) and
requires the department to create and maintain an online resource portal

for agricultural employees and employers.
The bill also creates the Colorado agricultural workplace
improvement grant program (grant program) and requires the department
to administer the grant program and, subject to available appropriations,
award grants. The department may determine minimum eligibility
requirements for grant recipients; however, the department may award
grants only:
  • To entities that provide services to Colorado agricultural
employers or agricultural employees; and
  • For the purpose of facilitating labor law compliance,
improving workplaces, and providing education to
agricultural employees to help them understand their legal
rights.
On or before January 1, 2023, and on or before January 1 each year
thereafter, the department shall submit to the agriculture, livestock, and
water committee of the house of representatives and the agriculture and
natural resources committee of the senate a report concerning the
operations of the program, including the grant program.
For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, the general assembly must
appropriate $500,000 from the general fund to the department to
implement the program, including the grant program. Any unused money
does not revert to the general fund but is continuously appropriated to the
department.
The grant program is repealed, effective January 1, 2026.

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