Bills

2022 Legislative Session

SB22-006
Sales Tax Assistance For Small Businesses

Senators Kolker & Rodriguez, Representatives McLachlan & Snyder

Retailers with total taxable sales in the amount of $100,000 or less, for sales made in 2023, may retain 5.3 percent of the sales tax reported as compensation for the retailer's expenses incurred in collecting and remitting the tax (vendor fee). 

Additional information on this bill can be found here

SB22-034
Business Filing Address And Name Fraud

Senators Kolker & Priola, Representative Bird

The bill creates a remediation process for a person whose business identity or personal identifying information has been used in the filing of documents with the Secretary of State without authority or for fraudulent activity.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

SB22-068
Provider Tool To View All-Payer Claims 

Senators Rodriguez & Kolker, Representatives Lontine & Woog

The bill requires the All-Payer Claims Database administrator to implement a tool to facilitate the review of certain health claims reimbursement data that are included in the database.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

SB22-079
Dementia Training Requirements For Direct-Care Staff Of Specified Facilities

Senators Kolker & Ginal, Representative Young

The bill requires the Department of Public Health and Environment, with regard to nursing care facilities and assisted living residences, and the medical services board in the department of Health Care Policy and Financing, with regard to adult day care facilities, to adopt rules requiring these facilities to provide dementia training for staff providing direct-care services to clients and residents of the facilities.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

SB22-106
Conflict Of Interest In Public Behavioral Health

Senators Kolker & Sonnenberg, Representatives Michaelson Jenet & Rich

This bill requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) to require managed care entities, administrative service organizations, and managed service organizations that have 25 percent or more ownership by providers of behavioral health services to comply with specified conflict of interest policies to promote transparency and accountability.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

SB22-124
SALT Parity Act

Senators Kolker & Woodward, Representatives Ortiz & Van Winkle

The bill allows pass-through businesses to elect to retroactively pay their state income tax at the entity level, rather than the individual level, beginning in tax year 2018.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

SB22-147
Behavioral Health Care Services For Children

Senators Kolker & Sonnenberg, Representatives Young & Pelton

The bill creates in the university of Colorado the Colorado pediatric psychiatry consultation and access program (CoPPCAP). The purpose of CoPPCAP is to support primary care providers in identifying and treating mild to moderate behavioral health conditions in children in primary care practices or school-based health centers.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

HB22-1001
Reduce Fees For Business Filings

Representatives Cutter & Sullivan, Senators Kolker & Petersen

The bill requires the reduction of new business registrations and annual business renewals fees for small businesses.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

HB22-1004
Driver License Fee Reduction

Representatives Ortiz & Young, Senators Kolker & Fields

The bill requires the state treasurer to transfer $3,900,000 from the general fund to the licensing services cash fund in order to avoid an increase in the driver license fee.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

HB22-1017
Increase Alcohol Beverage Excise Tax Exemption

Representatives Bird & Woog, Senators Kolker & Liston

The bill expands the current excise tax exemption for alcohol brought by an individual twenty one years of age or older into the state from another state or a foreign country.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

HB22-1023
Farm Close-out Exemption Exclude Motor Vehicles

Representative Benavidez, Senator Kolker 

The bill excludes sales of vehicles subject to state registration requirements from the farm close-out sale tax exemption.

A farm close-out sale, which is a farmer's or rancher's sale by auction or private treaty of all tangible personal property used in carrying on the farming or ranching operations, is exempt from the sales and use tax. 

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

HB22-1024
Sales & Use Tax Exemption For Public Schools Construction

Representatives Bird, Woog, Duran, Gray, Jodeh, Kipp, McCluskie, Mullica, Van Winkle, Senators Kolker, Hansen, Liston

Under current law, all sales of construction and building materials to contractors and subcontractors for use in the building, erection, alteration, or repair of structures, highways, roads, streets, and other public works are exempt from the sales and use tax levied by the state and certain local governments. Home rule cities continue to levy the tax on sales of construction and building materials within their jurisdiction. The bill extends the exemption to the sales and use tax levied by home rule cities on such materials for use in connection with the building, erection, alteration, or repair of a public school.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

HB22-1025
Repeal Of Infrequently Used Tax Expenditures

Representative Benavidez, Senator Kolker

The bill eliminates several tax expenditures from the state’s insurance premium tax, income tax, sales and use tax, and liquor excise tax.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

HB22-1029
Compensatory Direct Distribution To PERA

Representatives Bird & Sandridge, Senators Kolker & Priola

The bill restores a suspended direct distribution payment of $225.0 million to the Public Employees' Retirement Association that was not made on July 1, 2020, due to pandemic-related budget cuts, plus an estimate of missed investment gains that would have accrued over two years.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

HB22-1109
On-demand Air Carrier Aircraft Sales Tax Exemption

Representatives Woog & Bird, Senators Kolker & Liston

For 7 years beginning on January 1, 2023, the bill creates a sales and use tax exemption for the sale, storage, use, or consumption of an aircraft used or purchased for use in interstate or intrastate commerce by an on-demand air carrier.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

HB22-1214
Behavioral Health Crisis Response System

Representatives Young & Pelton, Senator Kolker

The bill requires crisis system facilities and programs, including crisis walk-in centers and mobile crisis programs, to meet minimum standards to provide mental health and substance use disorder services. The bill clarifies that crisis system facilities and programs shall provide behavioral health services to individuals of any age experiencing a substance use disorder crisis.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

HB22-1243
School Security and School Behavioral Health Services Funding

Representatives Exum & Van Winkle, Senator Kolker

The bill creates a cash fund and appropriates money to three programs related to school safety and behavioral mental health.

Additional information on this bill can be found here.

HJR22-1011
Honoring Gold Star Families

Representatives Bernett & Geitner, Senators Kolker & Lundeen

Resolution to honor the pride and the pain of the parents, partners, children and siblings of our fallen heroes and recognize the families of these proud patriots with an expression of profound gratitude and respect.

Additional information on this act can be found here.

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.