Legislation

2017 LEGISLATION

To view all bills passed in 2017, visit the 2017 Digest of Bills

Concerning modernization of various laws relating to the office of the state auditor.
03/1/2017 | Governor Signed
Concerning an exemption from the water quality control commission’s graywater control regulations for graywater used for the purpose of scientific research involving human subjects.
/2017 | Governor Signed
HB17-1025
Concerning the repeal of obsolete laws relating to reapportionment of state legislative districts.
03/8/2017 | Governor Signed
Rep. J. Arndt | Sen. C. Holbert

HB17-1030
Update 1921 Irrigation District Law
Concerning updates to the 1921 law governing irrigation districts.
03/8/2017 | Governor Signed
Rep. J. Arndt | Rep. J. Becker | Sen. R. Baumgardner | Sen. J. Sonnenberg

HB17-1032
First Responder Peer Support Testimony Privilege
Concerning the evidentiary privilege for communications made during the provision of certain peer support services.
03/16/2017 | Governor Signed
Rep. J. Arndt | Sen. J. Cooke

HB17-1074
Repeal Obsolete Law Colorado Congressional Districts
Concerning the repeal of obsolete laws relating to redistricting of congressional districts.
03/8/2017 | Governor Signed
Rep. J. Arndt | Sen. C. Holbert

HB17-1076
Artificial Recharge Nontributary Aquifer Rules
Concerning rule-making by the state engineer regarding permits for the use of water artificially recharged into nontributary groundwater aquifers.
03/30/2017 | Governor Signed
Rep. J. Arndt

HB17-1113
Allow Electronic Committee Participation During Interim
Concerning electronic participation in committee meetings during the legislative interim.
05/22/2017 | Sent to the Governor
Rep. J. Arndt | Rep. Y. Willett

HB17-1130
Reimburse Expenses Restorative Justice Council
Concerning allowing reimbursement for expenses for members of the restorative justice coordinating council.
03/9/2017 | Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Rep. J. Arndt | Sen. D. Kagan

HB17-1148
Registration Of Industrial Hemp Cultivators
Concerning applications for registration to cultivate industrial hemp.
03/23/2017 | Governor Signed
Rep. J. Arndt | Sen. J. Cooke

HB17-1196
Credit Hours Required For Barbers Cosmetologists
Concerning changes to the training requirements for applicants for licensure under the ‘Barber and Cosmetologist Act’.
04/13/2017 | Governor Signed
Rep. J. Arndt | Sen. K. Priola

Concerning the issuance of identification documents under the ‘Colorado Road and Community Safety Act’.
04/25/2017 | Senate Committee on Transportation Postpone Indefinitely

HB17-1219
Extend Colorado Water Conservation Board Fallowing And Leasing Pilot Program
Concerning an extension of the agricultural water leasing pilot program administered by the Colorado water conservation board.
5/3/2017 | Governor Signed
Rep. J. Arndt | Rep. B. McLachlan | Sen. K. Donovan | Sen. L. Crowder

HB17-1231
Market Conduct Examinations Insurance Companies
Concerning a reorganization of statutes governing the authority of the commissioner of insurance to examine companies engaged in the business of insurance in this state.

Rep. J. Arndt | Rep. P. Lawrence | Sen. J. Tate | Sen. J. Smallwood

HB17-1233
Protect Water Historical Consumptive Use Analysis
Concerning protection of the historical consumptive use analysis of a water right involved in a water conservation program.
/2017 | Governor Signed
Rep. J. Arndt
Concerning the funding of Colorado water conservation board projects, and, in connection therewith, making appropriations.
Concerning the scheduled repeal of reports by the department of natural resources to the general assembly.
Concerning the scheduled repeal of reports by educational agencies to the general assembly.
HB17-1291
Alternate Storage Not Change If Already Quantified
Concerning the ability to store water at an alternate place of storage if the historical consumptive use of the water right has already been quantified in a previous change of the water right.

Rep. J. Becker | Rep. J. Arndt
Concerning the parks and wildlife commission’s authority to set certain charges assessed on people engaging in activities regulated by the division of parks and wildlife, and, in connection therewith, setting certain hunting, fishing, parks, and recreation fees and fines, creating an aquatic nuisance species sticker and associated fee structure, and requiring reporting by the division of parks and wildlife on fee amounts and the use of division-managed lands by nonconsumptive users.
05/4/2017 | Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Concerning the authority of a local government master plan to include policies to implement state water plan goals as a condition of development approvals.
05/1/2017 | House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely
Concerning a requirement to include measurable goals that are subject to deadlines in Colorado’s climate action plan.
Concerning marijuana research authorization.

SB17-018
Statutory Revision Committee Senate Bill 16-146 Fix
Concerning a correction to an amending clause in Senate Bill 16-146 related to the repeal of part 14 of article 4 of title 25.
03/1/2017 | Governor Signed
Sen. D. Moreno | Rep. J. Arndt

SB17-026
State Engineer Statutes Cleanup
Concerning requirements governing implementation of the state engineer’s functions, and, in connection therewith, restructuring the fee that the state engineer may charge for rating certain types of water infrastructure, repealing certain requirements, and updating language in the statutes regarding the division of water resources.
Sen. J. Sonnenberg | Rep. J. Arndt

SB17-031
Reporting Requirements By Department Of Corrections To General Assembly
Concerning the scheduled repeal of reports by the department of corrections to the general assembly.
03/30/2017 | Governor Signed
Sen. J. Tate | Rep. J. Arndt

SB17-036
Appellate Process Concerning Groundwater Decisions
Concerning the appellate process governing a district court’s review of final agency actions concerning groundwater.
04/18/2017 | Governor Signed
Sen. R. ScottSen. D. Coram |Rep. J. Becker | Rep. J. Arndt

SB17-044
Reporting Requirements By DORA To General Assembly
Concerning the scheduled repeal of reports by the department of regulatory agencies to the general assembly.
03/1/2017 | Governor Signed
Sen. A. Kerr | Rep. J. Arndt

SB17-046
Modernize Procedures For Unpaid Checks & Warrants
Concerning the modernization of procedures pertaining to warrants and checks not yet presented to the state treasurer for payment.
04/6/2017 | Governor Signed
Sen. J. Tate | Rep. J. Arndt

Concerning the consolidation of grant programs relating to forest management.
03/16/2017 | Governor Signed

SB17-056
Reporting Requirements By Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment To General Assembly
Concerning the scheduled repeal of reports by the department of public health and environment to the general assembly.
03/16/2017 | Governor Signed
Sen. A. Kerr | Rep. J. Arndt

SB17-081
Rural Broadband Deployment
Concerning the use of high cost support mechanism funds for rural broadband deployment.
02/22/2017 | Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Sen. K. Donovan | Rep. K. Becker | Rep. J. Arndt

SB17-100
Land Stewardship Volunteer Grantee Immunity
Concerning qualified immunity for persons performing land stewardship activities on public lands.
04/6/2017 | Governor Signed
Sen. J. Sonnenberg | Rep. L. Landgraf | Rep. J. Arndt

SB17-109
Industrial Hemp Animal Feed
Concerning the use of industrial hemp in products designed for consumption.
03/20/2017 | Governor Signed
Sen. K. Donovan | Rep. J. Arndt

SB17-129
Clerk And Recorder Preserve Plats Electronically
Concerning the electronic preservation of a plat recorded by a county clerk and recorder.

Sen. J. Sonnenberg | Rep. J. Becker | Rep. J. Arndt

SB17-140
Torrens Title Registration System
Concerning the Torrens title registration system.

Sen. J. Sonnenberg | Rep. J. Becker | Rep. J. Arndt

Concerning the continuation of the restorative justice coordinating council.
04/28/2017 | Governor Signed
Concerning the scheduled repeal of reports by the department of law to the general assembly.
Concerning access to the department of revenue’s records concerning ownership interests in motor vehicles by certain state-regulated entities.

HJR17-1003
Water Projects Eligibility Lists
Concerning approval of water project revolving fund eligibility lists administered by the Colorado water resources and power development authority.
02/21/2017 | Governor Signed
Rep. J. Arndt | Sen. J. Sonnenberg

SJR17-009
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Concerning awareness day for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
02/17/2017 | Signed by the President of the Senate
Sen. J. Kefalas | Sen. B. Gardner | Rep. B. Rankin | Rep. J. Arndt

Concerning the designation of March 22, 2017, as ‘Colorado Agriculture Day’.
03/24/2017 | Signed by the Speaker of the House

2016 LEGISLATION

HB 16-1004  Measurable Goals Deadline CO Climate Action Plan  Failed in Senate Ag. Committee

HB16-1025  Renewal Property Casualty Insurance    Signed into law March 16th, 2016

HB16-1042  Liquor License Exemption Higher Ed Brewing Program  Signed into law March 18, 2016

HB16-1121  Performance Evaluation Natl Board Certified Teacher   Failed in Ed Committee

HB16-1139  Allow Electric Committee Participation During Interm   Failed in Senate

HB16-1226  Agricultural Innovation Grants Sent to Appropriations Committee

HB16-1228 Agriculture Protection Water Right Transfer Mechanism Signed into law May 18th

HB16-1273  CDOT Parking Facilities Failed in the Senate

SB 16-127  Repeal Medical Clean Claims Task Force Signed into law April 5, 2016

HB16-1375 Due Dates For Reports Involving Department Of Higher Education Signed into law June 6, 2016

HB16-1313 Authority Local Government Master Plans Include Water Plan Goals Failed in the Senate

HB16-1392 Water Banks Administration 4/11/16 Postponed Indefinitely in House Agriculture Committee  This bill will be worked on during the interim and in Water Resources Review Committee

2015 LEGISLATION

HB15-1038   Flex Market Bill    Failed in the Senate

HB15-1159  Instream Flow Incentive Tax Credit for Water Rights Holders   Failed in the Senate

This authorizes tax credits to water right owners who donated their water rights to the State of Colorado for permanent river restoration efforts.

HB 15-1320  Agricultural Market Development Grants    Failed in the Senate

SB15-183 Quantity Water Rights Historical Consumptive Use    Signed into law

HB15-1166  Groundwater Monitering Network in the South PlatteRiver Alluvial Aquifer Signed into law

SB15-55   Return Of Water From Tail Ditch    Signed into law

SB15-106  Sunset Barber & Cosmetologist Act    Signed into law

SB15-138  ASCENT Program Funding    Signed into law

HB15-1072 Interactive Electronic Harassment    Signed into law

HB15-1094 Restorative Justice Council And Pilot Changes    Signed into law