Friday, June 5, 2015

DENVER — Friday, June 5, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed these bills into law today:





SB 15-011

Pilot Program Spinal Cord Injury Alternative Medicine

Sen. Todd / Rep. Primavera

Concerning the Pilot Program for persons with spinal cord injuries relating to the use of complementary and alternative medicine, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

SB 15-090

Temporary Registration Document Standards

Sen. Todd / Rep. Tyler

Concerning the adoption of standards governing temporary permits on motor vehicles for effective readability, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

HB 15-1310

Division Parks & Wildlife Acquire Real Property

Sen. Baumgardner / Rep. Rankin

Concerning the authority of the Division of Parks and Wildlife to acquire real property for their Garfield County Administrative Office and Public Service Center, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

HB 15-1318

Consolidate Intellectual And Developmental Disability Waivers

Rep. Young / Sen. Grantham

Concerning the requirements for administering a single Medicaid Waiver for home- and community-based services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

HB 15-1252

Extend Healthy Rivers Fund Voluntary Contribution

Rep. Mitsch Bush / Sen. Sonnenberg

Concerning an extension of the number of years the individual income tax return includes a voluntary contribution designation for the Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund.

HB 15-1166

South Platte Alluvial Aquifer Monitoring Network

Sen. Marble / Reps. Saine & Arndt

Concerning the creation of a tributary groundwater monitoring network in the South Platte River Alluvial Aquifer, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

HB 15-1283

Marijuana Reference Library And Lab Testing Access

Rep. Lebsock / Sen. Holbert

Concerning marijuana testing, and, in connection therewith, creating a reference lab by December 31, 2015, that will house a library of testing methodologies and making an appropriation.

HB 15-1368

Cross-system Response Pilot Intellectual Developmental Disability

Rep. Young / Sen. Grantham

Concerning the creation of a cross-system response for behavioral health crisis pilot program to serve individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

HB 15-1247

State Engineer Dam Safety Review Fees

Rep. Saine / Sen. Neville T.

Concerning the implementation of the Legislative Audit Committee’s recommendations for review of dam safety.

HB 15-1248

Child Welfare Check Potential Foster Parents

Rep. Singer / Sen. Hill

Concerning limited access by private child placement agencies to records relating to child abuse or neglect for purposes of ensuring safe placements for foster children, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

HB 15-1355

Family History Access Birth & Personal Records

Reps. Saine & Singer / Sens. Marble & Newell

Concerning access to personal records relating to a person’s family history.

HB 15-1357

Assessment Ratio For Residential Real Property

Reps. Court & DelGrosso / Sens. Neville T. & Johnston

Concerning the establishment of the ratio of valuation for assessment for residential real property.

SB 15-020

Education To Prevent Child Sexual Abuse & Assault

Sen. Newell / Rep. McCann

Concerning education regarding the prevention of child sexual abuse and assault, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

SB 15-109

Mandatory Abuse Report For Adult With A Disability

Sen. Grantham / Rep. Young

Concerning the mandatory reporting of mistreatment against an adult with a disability.

SB 15-195

Spending Savings From Earned Time In DOC

Sen. Steadman / Rep. Hamner

Concerning appropriating to the Department of Corrections moneys generated as savings from the awarding of achievement earned time to inmates, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations.

SB 15-196

Industrial Hemp Certified Seeds Concentration Test

Sens. Marble & Steadman / Reps. Lebsock & Saine

Concerning measures to ensure industrial hemp remains below a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of no more than three-tenths of one percent on a  dry weight basis, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

SB 15-220

Provision Of Security For General Assembly

Sens. Carroll & Cadman / Reps. Duran & DelGrosso

Concerning security for the Colorado General Assembly.

SB 15-256

CO Health Insurance Exchange Oversight Committee

Sen. Roberts / Rep. McCann

Concerning the operation of the Legislative Committee that oversees the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

SB 15-115

Sunset Medical Marijuana Programs

Sen. Hill / Rep. Pabon

Concerning the sunset review of the medical marijuana programs.

HB 15-1063

Prohibited Communications Concerning Patents

Rep. Pabon / Sen. Balmer

Concerning prohibited communication concerning patents, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

HB 15-1178

Emergency Well Pumping Damaging High Groundwater

Reps. Saine & Humphrey / Sens. Marble & Sonnenberg

Concerning the state engineer’s authority to allow well users to lower the water table in an area that the state engineer determines is experiencing damaging high groundwater levels, and, in connection therewith, establishing an emergency dewatering grant program for the purpose of lowering the water table in areas of Gilcrest, Colorado, and Sterling, Colorado and making an appropriation.

HB 15-1102

CO Cottage Foods Act Expansion

Reps. Hamner & Willett / Sens. Donovan & Grantham

Concerning the expansion of the “Colorado Cottage Foods Act”, and, in connection therewith, increasing the food products a producer can sell under the act, requiring an additional disclaimer, and making an appropriation.

SB 15-012

Colorado Works Pass-through Child Support Payment

Sen. Kefalas / Rep. Pettersen

Concerning the treatment of child support for purposes of the Colorado Works Program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

HB 15-1219

EZ Investment Tax Credit For Renewable Energy

Rep. McCann & Becker J. / Sens. Hodge & Sonnenberg

Concerning the enterprise zone investment tax credit for renewable energy projects, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

HB 15-1228

Special Fuel Tax On Liquefied Petroleum Gas

Reps. Mitsch Bush & Becker J. / Sen. Scott

Concerning the special fuel excise tax on liquefied petroleum gas, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

HB 15-1350

Review Performance Rules Alternative Educ Campuses

Rep. Pettersen / Sen. Hill

Concerning performance measures for accrediting an alternative education campus.

HB 15-1392

Payroll System To Pay State Employees Twice A Month

Reps. Young & Tate / Sens. Newell & Neville T.

Concerning changes to the State’s payroll system to allow all state employees to be paid twice a month.

HB 15-1352

Naturopathic Doctor Formulary Changes

Reps. Ginal & Conti / Sens. Crowder & Newell

Concerning modifications to the naturopathic formulary of medications that a registered naturopathic doctor is authorized to use in the practice of naturopathic medicine.

HB 15-1353

Continue Regulation Elevator Conveyances

Rep. Garnett / Sen. Martinez Humenik

Concerning the continuation of the regulation of conveyances, and, in connection therewith, extending the certification of conveyances and conveyance mechanics, contractors, and inspectors of elevators and escalators until July 1, 2022.

HB 15-1360

Acupuncturists Practice Injection Therapy

Rep. Ginal / Sen. Lundberg

Concerning the use of injection therapy by acupuncturists licensed pursuant to Article 29.5 of Title 12, Colorado Revised Statutes.

HB 15-1083

Patient Contribution Rehabilitation Services

Rep. Primavera / Sen. Crowder

Concerning patient financial contributions for physical rehabilitation services, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

HB 15-1261

Maximum Reserve For Cash Funds With Fee Revenue

Rep. Young / Sens. Grantham & Steadman

Concerning the maximum reserve for a cash fund with fee revenue.

HB 15-1273

Comprehensive School Discipline Reporting

Rep. Lawrence / Sen. Newell

Concerning additional comprehensive reporting requirements for school discipline reports, and, in connection therewith, requiring a post-enactment review of the implementation of this act and making an appropriation.

HB 15-1370

Auditor Access To Confidential County Records

Rep. Primavera / Sens. Guzman & Neville T.

Concerning access to certain records of a county Department of Human or Social Services containing personal identifying information by an auditor conducting a financial or performance audit of that department.

SB 15-029

Volunteer Firefighter Pension Plan Study

Sen. Ulibarri / Rep. Melton

Concerning a study of volunteer firefighter pension plans in the state, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

SB 15-184

No Detention For Failure To Attend School

Sen. Holbert / Rep. Fields

Concerning enforcement of compulsory education requirements.

SB 15-203

Sunset Debt-management Service Providers

Sen. Cooke / Rep. Pabon

Concerning continuation of the regulation of debt-management service providers by the Attorney General, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations of the 2014 Sunset Report by the Department of Regulatory Agencies.

SB 15-228

Medicaid Provider Rate Review

Sen. Steadman / Rep. Rankin

Concerning a process for the periodic review of provider rates under the “Colorado Medical Assistance Act”, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

SB 15-261

Utility's Public Notice Of Schedule Changes

Sen. Sonnenberg / Rep. Young

Concerning a modification to the statute that specifies the forms of public notice that a public utility may provide regarding a change in the public utility’s schedule of charges to allow a request for an alternative form of notice within the same formal application that the public utility files with the public utilities commission when applying for a change in the public utility’s schedule of charges.

HB 15-1282

Crimes Of Deception & Lying In Birth Certificates

Rep. Saine / Sen. Newell

Concerning the creation of crimes involving deception about material information in connection with the preparation of birth certificates.

HB 15-1309

Protective Restorations By Dental Hygienists

Rep. Ginal / Sen. Crowder

Concerning the placement of interim therapeutic restorations by dental hygienists, and, in connection therewith, ensuring medicaid and children’s basic health plan reimbursement for services provided through the use of telehealth related to interim therapeutic restoration procedures and making an appropriation.

HB 15-1333

Regional Center Depreciation Account In Cap Construction Fund

Rep. Vigil / Sen. Baumgardner

Concerning the creation of a Regional Center Depreciation Account in the Capital Construction Fund for maintenance of the state’s regional centers, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

HB 15-1337

Placement Stability For Children & With Siblings

Rep. Williams / Sen. Newell

Concerning placement stability for children.

HB 15-1340

Extend Multiple Sclerosis Check-off

Reps. Winter & Buck / Sens. Martinez Humenik & Newell

Concerning an extension of the period during which the voluntary contribution designation benefiting the Colorado Multiple Sclerosis Fund will appear on the State Individual Income Tax Return Form.

HB 15-1345

Low-speed Electric Three-wheel Motorcycle

Rep. Rosenthal / Sen. Neville T.

Concerning an exemption from certain traffic requirements for the riders of a three-wheel low-speed motorcycle.

HB 15-1366

Expand Job Growth Tax Credit For Higher Ed Project

Reps. Pabon & Willett / Sen. Balmer

Concerning the expansion of the Colorado Job Growth Incentive Tax Credit to allow credits for businesses that enter into a qualified partnership with a State Institution of Higher Education, , and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

HB 15-1387

End Transfer Of Medical Marijuana To Retail Marijuana

Reps. Pabon & Rankin / Sens. Steadman & Lambert

Concerning the elimination of the authorized transfer of medical marijuana to retail marijuana at the time that a retail marijuana establishment license becomes effective.

SB 15-192

Therapeutic Drug Selections For Long-term Care

Sen. Aguilar / Rep. Joshi

Concerning the provision of a therapeutic alternate drug selection to patients residing in certain long-term care facilities.

SB 15-209

HOA Manager Licensure Debt Collection Exclude Time Shares

Sen. Balmer / Rep. Williams

Concerning an amendment to specified statutes governing the management of the financial affairs of a unit owners’ association under the “Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act” so as to exempt communities in which a majority of units designated for residential use are timeshare units.

SB 15-210

Title Insurance Commission

Sen. Woods / Rep. Arndt

Concerning creation of the Title Insurance Commission, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

SB 15-229

ALS Motor Vehicle License Plate

Sen. Woods / Reps. Joshi & Mitsch Bush

Concerning the creation of an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis license plate for motor vehicles, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

SB 15-262

Blanket Sickness And Accident Insurance

Sen. Neville T. / Rep. Williams

Concerning updates to the statutes regulating blanket sickness and accident insurance.

SB 15-267

School Finance

Sen. Hill / Rep. Hamner

Concerning the financing of Public Schools, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

SB 15-270

Create The Office Of State Architect

Sen. Lambert / Rep. Rankin

Concerning the creation of the Office of the State Architect, and, in connection therewith, adding statewide planning responsibilities and making and reducing an appropriation.

SB 15-271

Continuation Of The Office Of Consumer Counsel

Sen. Sonnenberg / Rep. Becker J.

Concerning the continuation of the entities charged with representing the interests of certain utility consumers in matters heard by the Public Utilities Commission.

SB 15-278

Allow Dome Restoration Moneys For Cap Restoration

Sen. Lambert & Steadman / Rep. Hamner

Concerning an amendment to the Annual general Appropriation Act for the 2013-14 Fiscal Year to allow unspent moneys appropriated for the Colorado State Capitol Dome Restoration Project to be used for the next planned phase of the Colorado State Capitol restoration.

SB 15-281

Institute Charter School Plan Meetings

Sen. Hill / Rep. Kraft-Tharp

Concerning parent engagement in institute charter schools.

SB 15-283

Debt Collections Actions And Exemptions

Sen. Woods / Rep. Lee

Concerning debt collection proceedings, and, in connection therewith, increasing the scope and value of assets that may be exempted, clarifying definitions of “earnings”, and specifying the procedure for service of notice of exemption and pending levy in certain garnishment proceedings.

SB 15-202

Exclude Water Conditioning Appliance From Plumbing

Sen. Balmer / Rep. Pabon

Concerning the regulation of water conditioning appliances pursuant to the plumbing code.

HB 15-1301

Tobacco Credit Shipped To Out-of-state Consumers

Rep. Williams / Sens. Grantham & Hill

Concerning the creation of a credit for tobacco products that a distributor ships or transports to an out-of-state consumer, and, in connection therewith, creating the “Cigar On-Line Sales Equalization Act” and making an appropriation.

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