2016 Bills

Rain Barrel Bill Signing

HB16-1005: Residential Precipitation Collection Sponsors: Reps. Esgar, Danielson and Sen. Merrifield Status: Passed House on 3/1/2016, Passed Senate on 4/1/2016, Signed by the Governor 5/12/2016

  • Concerning the use of rain barrels to collect precipitation from a residential rooftop for nonpotable outdoor uses.

 

HB16-1081: Obsolete Reporting Department of Health Care Policy and Financing Sponsors: Reps. Esgar, Ransom and Sens. Newell, Lundberg Status: Passed House on 2/9/2016, Passed Senate on 2/24/2016, Signed by the Governor 3/18/2016

  • Concerning removing obsolete reporting provisions in title 25.5 of the Colorado Revised Statutes.

 

HB16-1100: Define Tuition Status Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Sponsors: Reps. Pettersen, Esgar and Sen. Cooke Status: Passed House on 3/16/2016, Passed Senate on 3/30/2016, Signed by the Governor 5/17/2016

  • Concerning the ability of unaccompanied homeless youth to determine domicile for purposes of in-state tuition status at institutions of higher education.

 

HB16-1136: Multiple Crew Members Required for Freight Trains Sponsors: Rep. Esgar and Sen. Garcia Status: Passed House on 3/4/2016, Postponed indefinitely by the Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs on 3/28/2016

  • Concerning a requirement that a common carrier engaged in the transportation of property by railroad have at least two crew members aboard a freight train while the freight train is moving.

 

HB16-1265: Expunge Arrest Records Based on Mistaken Identity Sponsors: Reps. Melton, Esgar and Sens. Johnston, Cooke Status: Passed House on 3/17/2016, Passed Senate on 3/31/2016, Signed by the Governor 6/10/2016

  • Concerning expungement of arrest records based on mistaken identity.

 

HB16-1289: Incentives to Complete Career Development Courses Sponsors: Reps. Esgar, Duran and Sens. Garcia, Crowder Status: Passed House on 4/18/2016, Passed Senate on 5/6/2016, Signed by the Governor 5/27/2016

  • Concerning incentives for local education providers to encourage high school students to successfully complete career development course work.

 

HB16-1290: Extend Transitional Jobs Program Sponsors: Reps. Kraft-Tharp, Esgar and Sens. Hill, Kerr Status: Passed House on 4/18/2016, Passed Senate on 5/6/2016, Signed by the Governor 5/20/2016

  • Concerning an extension of the transitional jobs program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. 

 

HB16-1294: Contraception Coverage Public and Private Insurance Sponsors: Reps. Lontine, Esgar and Sen. Guzman Status: Passed House on 3/29/2016, Postponed Indefinitely by Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs 4/11/2016

  • Concerning health care coverage for contraceptives for women. 

 

HB16-1376: Expand Authority of the Consumer Counsel Sponsors: Reps. Winter, Esgar and Sen. Carroll Status: Passed House on 5/3/2016, Postponed Indefinitely by Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs 5/5/2016

  • Concerning increasing the authority of the office of consumer counsel to advocate on behalf of consumers of public utility services, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

 

HB16-1393: Search Warrant for Communicable Disease Testing Sponsors: Reps. Foote, Esgar and Sen. Cooke Status: Passed House on 4/29/2016, Passed Senate on 5/4/2016, Signed by the Governor 6/10/2016

  • Concerning procedures for ordered testing for communicable diseases.

 

HB16-1447: State Fair Funding Sponsors: Rep. Esgar and Sen. Garcia Status: Passed House on 5/6/2016, Postponed Indefinitely by Senate Committee on Finance 5/9/2016

  • Concerning a 2016-2017 state fiscal year general fund transfer to the Colorado state fair authority cash fund to improve the Colorado state fair’s horse show arena area, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

 

SB16-060: State Fiscal Responsibility for Providing Courts Sponsors: Sen. Garcia and Rep. Esgar Status: Postponed Indefinitely by Senate Committee on Appropriations 4/29/2016

  • Concerning the transfer of the fiscal responsibility of providing court facilities in each county away from the counties to the state over time.

 

SB16-068: Hunter Safety Pink Sponsors: Sen. Donovan and Reps. Esgar, Willett Status: Passed Senate 2/10/2016, Passed House 3/22/2016, Signed by the Governor  4/12/2016

  • Concerning wearing fluorescent pink garments to hunt big game.

 

SB16-109: State Patrol Facility in Pueblo Sponsors: Sen. Garcia and Rep. Esgar Status: Postponed Indefinitely by Senate Committee on Appropriations 4/1/2016

  • Concerning a state patrol facility in Pueblo, Colorado.

 

SB16-146: Modernize Statutes Sexually Transmitted Infections Sponsors: Sen. Steadman and Rep. Esgar Status: Passed Senate 5/2/2016, Passed House 5/10/2016, Signed by the Governor  6/6/2016

  • Concerning modernizing statutes related to sexually transmitted infections.

 

SB16-150: Marriages by Individuals in Civil Unions Sponsors: Sen. Steadman and Rep. Esgar Status: Passed Senate 4/29/2016, Passed House 5/10/2016, Signed by the Governor  6/8/2016

  • Concerning marriages by individuals who are parties to a civil union, and, in connection therewith, prohibiting marriages in circumstances in which one of the parties is already in a civil union with another individual, addressing the legal effect of parties to a civil union marrying each other, clarifying the dissolution process when parties to a civil union marry, and amending the bigamy statute to include parties to a civil union.