Bills

2021 Legislative Session

HB21-1122
First Responder Interactions Persons With Disabilities

Representatives Froelich & Larson, Senator Kolker

This bill seeks to improve first responder interactions with people with disabilities. To do this, the legislation would create a task force to identify training and curriculum models that are effective in teaching first responders how to better communicate and understand these populations. This task force will then submit a report and generate new curriculum to be used statewide, ensuring the protection of both vulnerable communities and peace officers.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

HB21-1130
Expand Transition Specialist Program

Representatives Bradfield & Michaelson Jenet, Senators Kolker & Gardner

The bill expands the community transition specialist program (program) by redefining "high-risk individual" to allow more individuals to access program services. The bill also expands facilities that can access program services.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

HB21-1013
Division of Domestic Stock Insurer

Representatives Snyder & Van Winkle, Senator Kolker

Concerning the division of a domestic stock insurer into multiple resulting domestic stock insurers, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

HB21-1168
Historically Underutilized Businesses Local Government Procurement

Representatives Bacon & Ricks, Senator Kolker

Concerning historically underutilized businesses in local government procurement.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

HB21-1193
Consumer Protection Supplemental Restraint Systems

Representative Gray, Senators Kolker & Priola

The bill makes it a deceptive trade practice for a person to knowingly or intentionally manufacture, import, distribute, sell, offer for sale, install, or reinstall a device intended to replace a supplemental restraint system component if the device is:

 

  • A counterfeit supplemental restraint system component;

  • A nonfunctional airbag; or

  • Any object in lieu of a supplemental restraint system component that was not designed in accordance with federal safety regulations for the make, model, and year of the vehicle in which it is or will be installed.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

HB21-1198
Health-care Billing Requirements For Indigent Patients

Representative Jodeh, Senators Buckner & Kolker

Concerning health-care billing requirements for indigent patients receiving services not reimbursed through the Colorado indigent care program, and, in connection therewith, establishing procedures before initiating collections proceedings against a patient.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

HB21-1264
Funds Workforce Development Increase Worker Skills

Representatives Sullivan & Young, Senators Kolker & Hisey

Concerning the allocation of state money for workforce development activities to increase the skills of Colorado workers, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

HB21-1273
Colorado Department Of Education Report Concerning School Psychologists

Representative Cutter, Senator Kolker

The bill requires the department of education to prepare an annual report on the number of pupils enrolled in public schools in the state, and the total number of licensed school psychologists in the state and employed by a school district, a board of cooperative services, or the state charter school institute who are reported as full-time equivalent employees. The report must state the number of pupils and licensed and employed school psychologists in total for the state and disaggregated by school district, board of cooperative services, and the state charter school institute.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

SB21-019
Authorize Notices Of Valuation On Postcard

Representatives Tipper & Rich, Senators Kolker & Simpson

The bill allows assessors to mail abbreviated notices of valuation on a postcard for property tax purposes. The bill specifies the minimum information that must be included on the postcard.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

SB21-081
Measures To Prevent The Misuse Of Safe2Tell

Representative Michaelson Jenet, Senator Kolker

The bill allows the attorney general to disclose to law enforcement personnel any materials or information obtained through the implementation or operation of the safe2tell program (program) if the attorney general reasonably deems such disclosure necessary for the prevention of imminent physical harm or serious bodily injury to one or more persons.

 

The bill permits a court to issue a search warrant court order for production of records upon the request of a law enforcement agency, public safety agency, or district attorney, under seal, for program materials identifying a reporting party if the court, following an in camera review, determines probable cause exists that a reporting party to the program knowingly used the program in the commission of false reporting of an emergency and release of program materials is justified on balance in view of the probable violation and the program purpose of anonymity . The court may lift the sealing only on a motion of a district attorney upon showing of good cause following an in camera review of the information. If changes are filed against a person that rely on the information provided pursuant to the court order, the sealing order automatically expires and the information is subject to discovery obligations.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

SB21-092
Sunset Surgical Assistants And Surgical Technologists

Representatives Jodeh & Soper, Senators Kolker & Simpson

Concerning the continuation of the regulation of persons who assist surgeons, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2020 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

SB21-096
Sunset Workers' Compensation Classification Appeals Board

Representative Bird, Senators Kolker & Priola

Concerning the continuation of the workers' compensation classification appeals board, and, in connection therewith, implementing recommendations contained in the 2020 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

SB21-128
Modification To Administration Of The Nursing Home Penalty Cash Fund

Representative Lontine, Senator Kolker

Concerning modifications to the administration of the nursing home penalty cash fund, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

SB21-141
Statewide Internet Portal Authority Competitive Solicitation Method

Representatives Bernett & Baisley, Senators Kolker & Priola

The responsibilities of the statewide internet portal authority (SIPA) include developing the officially recognized statewide internet portal, entering into a contract with a statewide internet portal integrator for the development, support, maintenance, and enhancement of the equipment and systems used for the statewide internet portal, and providing appropriate administration and oversight of the statewide internet portal integrator. Current law specifies that SIPA may not enter into a contract with a statewide portal integrator unless the statewide portal integrator was chosen by the authority pursuant to a request for proposals.

The bill retains the requirement for a competitive solicitation for the contract with the statewide portal integrator, but authorizes competitive solicitation methods other than a request for proposals, including the invitation to negotiate.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

SB21-154
988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network

Representatives Cutter & Soper, Senators Kolker & Simpson

Concerning the implementation of the 988 national suicide prevention lifeline network in Colorado.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

SB21-239
2-1-1 Statewide Human Services Referral System

Representatives Amabile & Van Beber, Senators Kolker & Zenzinger

The bill expands the necessary human referral services authorized by the Colorado 2-1-1 collaborative (collaborative) to include necessary referrals for behavioral health services and other resources in the state for Coloradans, particularly for individuals who are unemployed, regardless of whether they receive benefits.

 

The bill requires the department of human services' office of behavioral health to contract with the collaborative to hire and train specialized personnel. The bill also requires the office of behavioral health to collaborate with the collaborative to engage in targeted marketing and outreach, and to ensure the marketing and outreach are targeted to traditionally underserved communities, such as immigrant, low-income, and communities of color.

 

The bill also requires the collaborative to coordinate with the department of labor and employment (department) to target, conduct outreach, and market to individuals who are unemployed, regardless of whether they receive benefits, and may need referrals for behavioral health services and other resources.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.