Governor John Hickenlooper (D) signed into law the most sweeping anti-gun legislation in the history of the Centennial State.
HB 1224 – Bans magazines with a capacity greater than fifteen rounds and would make a magazine with a removable floor plate illegal.
HB 1228 – Imposes a “gun tax” for a background check when purchasing a firearm.
HB 1229 – Criminalizes the private transfer of a firearm.
These new laws take effect on July 1.
If you want to tell the Governor what you think, here’s how to contact him: (click on the link you want to use)
Phone: (303) 866-2471
To be sure you don’t miss other activities that might interest you, please click on the calendar links below to see what else is planned in the House and Senate. I continue to say you will be amazed and perplexed what our legislature spends its time doing!
Spotlight on Bill Hearings and Floor Schedule
Information on hearings and bill progress. Suggested actions and effective strategies. THIS IS NOT EVERY ACTION. PLEASE REVIEW THE CALENDARS BELOW TO DISCOVER ANY ACTIONS NOT LISTED HERE.
Monday session starts at 1:00 PM since many legislators are attending the funeral for DOC Chief Tom Clements in Colorado Springs (10 AM)
WEEK OF MAR 25-29
This week we are going to “take a risk” and publish the entire calendar in an abbreviated form that is easier to read than what you see with the full calendar. It will be a longer email than usual. I will let you draw your own conclusions about how the legislature fills its time. Next week, we will go back
The budget bill — the “long bill” — has no bill number until Monday when it is read across the desk and assigned to committee.
Everything else is laid over until Tuesday.
GENERAL ORDERS – SECOND READING OF BILLS
HB 1139 the repeal of obsolete entities.
HB 1221 standards for the audit of pharmacies.
SB 158 preparation of cost-benefit analysis of proposed rules of executive branch agencies
HB 1147 Voter registration facilitated by state institutions of higher education.
SB 205 revisions to the Colorado medicaid false claims act
HB 1223 rules regarding an insurance carrier’s requirement to submit cost information to the commissioner.
HB 1202 counseling by medicaid providers relating to medical orders for scope of treatment.
SB 201 designating of dogs and cats that are adopted from Colorado animal shelters and rescues as the state pets.
SB 191 acquisition of rights-of-way by pipeline companies.
HB 1060 raising the maximum fine that may be assessed by a municipal court.
SB 212 “Green Mortgages”- increased options for financing available through the Colorado new energy improvement district for the completion of new energy improvements
CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS
SJR 020 recognition of “Colorado Aerospace Day”.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILLS
SB 070 purchase of vehicles that operate on alternative fuels for the state motor vehicle fleet system.
SECOND READING OF BILLS – CONSENT CALENDAR
SB 178 Red Rocks community college to offer a physician assistant studies program.
SB 137 improvements to prevent fraud in the medicaid program
HB 1074 reallocation of the primary care office from the prevention services division to the department of public health and environment
HB 1068 on-site inspections of medicaid providers.
1:30 PM SCR 354 Series of Committee of Reference hearings on the “Long Bill,” the 2013-2014 state budget
9:00 AM; SCR356, Monday, and Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 AM Joint House-Senate Committee on Implementation of Amendment 64
THIRD READING OF BILLS – FINAL PASSAGE
HB 1258 local government involvement with federal immigration issues.
SB 018 the use of consumer credit information by employers.
HB 1222 the expansion of the group of family members for whom Colorado employees are entitled to take leave from work under the federal “Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993″.
SB 058 parking privileges for persons with a permanent disability.
SB 023 the amount of damages that may be recovered by an injured party under the “Colorado Governmental Immunity Act”.
HB 1111 regulation of naturopathic doctors
SB 116 the authority of forensic psychologists to conduct mental health evaluations
SB 042 the renewal of distinguished foreign teaching physician licenses by a person ranked lower than an associate professor.
SECOND READING OF BILLS
HB 1105 the energy saving mortgage program
SB 043 the prohibition against knowingly permitting removal of alcohol beverages from an
HB 1215 restricting access by minors to artificial tanning devices.
HB 1231 a prohibition against routine tail docking of dairy cattle.
SB 005 designating Fort Carson police officers as peace officers.
SB 126 access to charging facilities for electric vehicles
SB 053 transfer of available student data
SB 030 “State Administrative Procedure Act”
SB 192 extend the time permitted for action based on the results of fingerprint-based criminal history record checks.
HB 1246 property tax exemptions for nonprofit organizations.
SB 013 peace officer authority for certain employees of the United States secret service.
SB 149 repeal of the advisory committee to establish anall-payer health claims database.
HB 1250 administration of county powers to maintain the landscape.
SB 076 elimination of fees related to archived material for the legislative branch of the state.
SB 048 use of highway user tax fund moneys allocated to local governments for multi-modal transportation infrastructure.
CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION(S)
HR 1008 creation of a House committee for the implementation of amendment 64.
HJR 1017 encouraging medical care professionals to provide perinatal bereavement services to parents who receive a fetal anomaly diagnosis.
GENERAL ORDERS – SECOND READING OF BILLS
SB 182 deceptive trade practices related to time share resale services.
SB 077 certain provisions of the Colorado probate code.
SB 184 repeal of the criminal penalties for discrimination in places of public accommodation.
SB 027 parking facilities by third parties at or near regional transportation district mass transit stations.
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS
HB 1144 elimination of the state sales and use tax exemption for cigarettes.
HB 1081 human s**uality education for K-12.
REQUEST FOR CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
HB 1058 guidelines for the determination of spousal maintenance.
9:00 a.m. Room SCR 356 Joint Select Committee on the Implementation of the Amendment 64 Task Force Recommendations
— Public testimony on recommendations from the Amendment 64 Task Force —
3:00 p.m.Room LSB-A State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
HB 1260 Bingo Raffle Increase Games Occasions
3:00 p.m.Room 0112 Education
SB 139 Supplemental On-line Education Services
HB 1244 Continuation Of Ed Success Task Force
7:30 a.m. Room 0112 Joint Select Committee on the Implementation of the Amendment 64 Task Force Recommendations
8:00 a.m. Room SCR 356 Capital Development Committee; Consideration of CSU Cash Project
1:30 p.m.Room LSB-A Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development
HB 1262 Allow Fraud Reports To Insurance-funded Entities
1:30 p.m. Room 0112 Judiciary
HB 1264 Repeal Of The Death Penalty–For Action Only
Room 0107 Public Health Care & Human Services
7:30 a.m. Room SCR 352 Committee to Investigate a Complaint under Joint Rule 36–Witness Testimony
8:00 a.m. Room 0107 Joint House Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources and Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
–Presentation on the State Capitol’s geothermal heating and cooling system–Black Footed Ferret Reintroduction in Colorado: Colorado Cattlemen’s Association
8:30 a.m. Room LSB-A Appropriations
SB 194 Repeal Low-income Telephone Assistance Program
Upon Adjournment Room 0107 Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources
HB 1268 Mineral Estate Disclosure Real Property Sale
Upon Adjournment Room 0112 Education
HB 1211 English Language Proficiency Programs
SB 071 Student ID Number For Adult Education Programs
Upon Adjournment Room LSB-A State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
HB 1235 Valuations Of Property Prior To State Purchase
1:30 p.m.Room LSB-A Finance
SB 199 Higher Education Revenue Bond Intercept Program
HB 1265 Enter Zone Bus Facility Employee Tax Credit
HB 1272 RTD & SCFD Sales & Use Tax Base
SB 171 Sunset Continue Licensing Of Money Transmitters
HB 1267 Increase Maximum Penalty Oil Gas Violations
1:30 p.m. Room 0112 Transportation & Energy
SB 186 Updating Requirements New Building Technologies
HB 1240 Penalties For Persistent Drunk Drivers
7:30 a.m. Room SCR 356 Joint Select Committee on the Implementation of the Amendment 64 Task Force Recommendations–Continued committee consideration of recommendations from the Amendment 64 Task Force
7:45 a.m. Room 0112 Joint House Transportation & Energy and Senate Transportation
Upon Adjournment, Room LSB-A Finance
SB 151 Review Massage Therapists
SB 159 Sunset Division Of Financial Services 2024
Upon Adjournment, Room 0107 Local Government
HB 1261 Fort Lyon Correctional Facility Prop
Upon Adjournment Room 0112 Transportation & Energy
Room LSB-A Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development
SB 154 Sunset Continue Division Of Banking
SB 155 Sunset Board Of Real Estate Appraisers
SB 156 Sunset Bd Of Mortgage Loan Originators
SB 161 Sunset Licensing Architects Engineers Surveyors
1:30 p.m. Room 0107 Health, Insurance & Environment
HB 1266 Health Insurance Alignment Federal Law
1:30 p.m. Room Old Supreme Court Chambers Judiciary
SB 195 No On-line Training For Concealed Handgun Permits
SB 197 No Firearms For Domestic Violence Offenders
*Dates and times are subject to last-minute change by the committee chairman. Be sure to check the calendar above.
State Assembly Bills
Bookmark these links and check daily to see what is going on… it changes so you have to check often. Give it a quick once-over now… you will be appalled at what is going on! Also, don’t be fooled by a bill’s title.
Senate Bill Calendar
House Bill Calendar
PLEASE REFER TO PREVIOUS ISSUES FOR OTHER BILLS. there are too many to do a blow-by-blow on every bill!
Colorado Republican Business Coalitions (CRBC) bills of interest. (click here for details)
SB 030: Additional Review of Rules Promulgated by Agencies
SB 020: Business Fiscal Impacts
SB 052: Transit-Oriented Development Claims
SB 136: Business Personal Property Tax Exemption with Opt Out
HB 1106: Prohibit Discrimination Labor Union Participation
HB 1107: Prohibit Collective Bargaining Public Employees
HB 1019: Regulatory Reform Act
HB 1069: Small Business Impact Statement required for all bills
HB 1174: Business Personal Property Tax Exemptions
HB 1177: Business Personal Property Tax Exemption
HB 1189: Exempt Business Personal Property purchased in 2014
HB 1001: Advanced Industries Accelleration Act
HB 1002: Small Business Development Centers
HB 1003: Economic Gardening Pilot Project
HB 1004: Colorado Careers Act
HB 1005: Basic Ed &Career & Tech Ed Pilot Program
HB 1030: Transportation Commission Members
HB 1136: Job Protection Civil Rights Enforcement Act
HB 1193: Advanced Industries Export Acceleration Program
HB 1222: Family Medical Leave
HB 1227: Income Protection Act
SB 213: Future School Finance Act
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners) Gun related bills (click here for details)
SB 140: No Federal laws for firearms- HELD OVER
HB 1085: Change Possession of Weapons by Previous Offender
HB 1043: Definition of a deadly weapon
HB 1224: High Capacity Magazine Ban
HB 1226: Campus Carry Ban
HB 1228: Increase Tax for Gun Purchase to cover Background Check
HB 1229: Mass Registration on all gun purchases
SB 196: Assault Weapons ban
SB 197: Prohibition of gun possession while under a restraining order (domestic violence)
SB 195: Prohibit online training for concealed carry qualification
No Bill Number assigned: Government oversight of personal mental health records;
Colorado Union of Taxpayers (CUT) (more here)
SB 066 Taxpayer Abortion Separation Act
SB 146 Board of Assessment Appeals
SB 173 Gaming tax sunset
SB 199 whether bonds issued by a state-supported institution of higher education qualify for the higher education revenue bond intercept program.
HB 1042 State Income Tax Deduction Disallowed
HB 1078 Repeal Colorado Health Benefits Exchange
HB 1092 Limit Executive Branch Expenditures for Professional Organization Memberships
HB 1128 Exclude Clean Counties from Enhance Emission Area
HB 1173 Reduce Approp For Legislative Liaison Salaries.
HB 1174 Personal Property Tax Exemptions
HB 1177 Business Personal Property Tax exemption
HB 1146 Property tax exemptions for nonprofit organizations
SB 048 Authorize Local Gov’t Use of HUTF for Transit
SB 050 Recycle Resources Economic Opportunity
SB 108 Mid-year School Finance Adjustments
SB 127 Sales Tax Revenue to Older Coloradans Cash Fund
SB 148 Continuation of Colorado Youth Advisory Council
SB 160 Continue Dental Advisory Committee
SB 163 Continue Committee on HEaring in Newborn Infants
SB 174 Continue Food Systems Advisory Council
SB 200 Medicaide Expansion
SB 212 colorado new energy improvement 103 district for mortgages requiring consent for subordination.
SB 213 financing of public schools, and, in connection therewith, creating the “public school finance act”
HB 1080 Aircraft Manufacturers Employee Income Tax Credit
HB 1144 Concerning elimination of state sales tax for cigarettes
HB 1161 Add tax on some Rental vehicles
HB 1206 Expand local government ability to enter into agreements with taxpayers
HB 1208 Funding of Creative Districts
HB 1212 Allow local Govt to form Job Creation Districts
HB 1216 Incentives for Renewable energy projects
HB 1228 Increase Tax for Gun Purchase to cover Background Check
HB 1234 Allow state to enter into lease purchase agreements.
HB 1252 Petroleum cleanup and redevelopment fund.
HB 1247 innovative motor vehicle income tax credit.
HB 1253 assess the availability of capital for small businesses in Colorado.
HB 1245 funding colorado health benefit exchange.
HB 1142 “urban and rural enterprise zone act”.
Principles of Liberty has a detailed listing and discussion of most bills. This is an exceptional analysis because they highlight the Principles of Liberty (!) on which their opinion is based Check it out!
This is how I recommend you use this information:
1. Click on the calendar links above
2. Scroll down to find the bill numbers that interest you or are “called out” by one of the organizations above. Go to the links for that organization’s “bill watch” to read the background and discussion about the bill.
3. Note the date and time of any activities related to the bill
4. Note the bill sponsors
5. Start making calls and writing letters; plan to attend the hearings.
6. Get all your associates and friends involved.
Legislators and races to watch.
(click on these links to connect directly to your state legislative reps) Want to know what they look like? click here
SD22 Kerr (must run again for a full term);
SD 5 Schwartz
SD 24 Tochtrop
SD 3 Giron
HD 59 McLanahan
HD 26 Mitsch Bush
HD 28 Petterson
HD 31 Salazar
HD 32 Moreno
HD 11 Singer
HD 23 Tyler
HD 62 Vigil
HD 50 Young
Races we are considering highlighting:
HD 33 Primavera
HD 35 Peniston