2018 Bills

Mussel-free Colorado Act Signing

HB18-1008: Mussel-free Colorado Act Sponsors: Reps. Esgar, Arndt and Sens. Donovan, Coram Status: Passed House on 2/27/2018, Passed Senate on 4/3/2018, Signed by the Governor 4/23/2018

  • Concerning the financing of the division of parks and wildlife’s aquatic nuisance species program, and, in connection therewith, creating an aquatic nuisance species stamp for the operation of motorboats and sailboats in waters of the state, increasing penalties related to the introduction of aquatic nuisance species into the waters of the state, and combining two separate funds related to the aquatic nuisance species program into one fund.

 

HB18-1046: New Birth Certificate to Reflect Gender Change Sponsors: Rep. Esgar and Sen. Moreno Status: Passed House on 2/27/2018, postponed indefinitely by Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs on 3/28/2018.

  • Concerning the issuance of a new birth certificate with a gender designation that differs from the gender designated on the person’s original birth certificate.

 

HB18-1112: Pharmacist Health Care Services Coverage Sponsors: Reps. Becker, Esgar and Sen. Crowder Status: Passed House on 2/27/2018, Passed Senate on 3/23/2018, Signed by the Governor 4/9/2018

  • Concerning covered health care services provided by a pharmacist.

 

HB18-1190: Modify Job Creation Main Street Revitalization Act Sponsors: Reps. Esgar, McKean and Sens. Tate, Garcia Status: Passed House on 4/25/2018, Passed Senate on 5/4/2018, Signed by the Governor 5/30/2018

  • Concerning modifications to the “Colorado Job Creation and Main Street Revitalization Act”.

 

HB18-1266: Career Development Success Program Expansion Sponsors: Reps. Esgar, Wilson and Sens. Hill, Todd Status: Passed House on 4/20/2018, Passed Senate on 5/2/2018, awaiting Governor’s action

  • Concerning expanding the career development success pilot program.

 

HB18-1273: Protect Colorado Residents from Federal Government Overreach Sponsors: Reps. Salazar, Esgar and Sen. Merrifield Status: Passed House on 4/18/2018, postponed indefinitely by Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs on 4/30/2018.

  • Concerning protection for Colorado residents from federal government overreach based on a person’s status.

 

HB18-1277: BEST Building Excellent Schools Today Financial Assistance Grant Application Requirements Sponsors: Reps. Becker, Esgar and Sens. Baumgardner, Kefalas Status: Passed House on 4/3/2018, Passed Senate on 4/24/2018, Signed by the Governor 5/29/2018

  • Concerning a requirement that an application for a “Building Excellent Schools Today Act” grant of financial assistance for public school capital construction include a plan for the future use or disposition of any existing public school facility that the applicant will stop using for its current use if it receives the grant.

 

HB18-1279: Electronic Prescribing Controlled Substances Sponsors: Rep. Esgar and Sens. Priola, Moreno Status: Passed House on 4/17/2018, postponed indefinitely by Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs on 4/25/2018.

  • Concerning a requirement that certain practitioners prescribe controlled substances electronically.

 

HB18-1281: Public Utilities Commission Ethics and Improved Public Information Reporting Sponsors: Rep. Esgar and Sen. Garcia Status: Passed House on 4/19/2018, postponed indefinitely by Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs on 4/30/2018.

  • Concerning measures to enhance the consumer protection mission of the Colorado public utilities commission, and, in connection therewith, prohibiting a person with recent connections to a regulated utility from serving on the commission and providing for periodic performance audits.

 

HB18-1295: Hemp Products Deemed Not Adulterated or Misbranded Sponsors: Reps. Salazar, Esgar and Sen. Coram Status: Passed House on 4/9/2018, Passed Senate on 4/25/2018, Signed by the Governor 5/30/2018

  • Concerning modifications to the “Colorado Food and Drug Act” to allow products containing industrial hemp, and, in connection therewith, establishing that products containing industrial hemp are not adulterated or misbranded by virtue of containing industrial hemp.

 

HB18-1370: Drug Coverage Health Plan Sponsors: Reps. Esgar, Singer and Sen. Jahn Status: Postponed indefinitely by House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment on 5/3/2018

  • Concerning a prohibition against excluding a drug from a health coverage plan if the drug was approved by the plan for coverage of the covered person at the time the covered person enrolled in the plan.

 

HB18-1371: Capital Construction Budget Items Sponsors: Reps. Esgar, Becker and Sens. Kefalas, Baumgardner Status: Passed House on 4/18/2018, Passed Senate on 4/26/2018, Signed by the Governor 5/29/2018

  • Concerning capital construction budget items, and, in connection therewith, codifying the three-year period that capital construction budget items remain available and clarifying the deadlines for the submission of capital construction budget requests, budget request amendments, and budget request amendments that are related to a request for a supplemental appropriation.

 

HB18-1372: Exempt Fund from Capital Construction Funding Mechanism Sponsors: Reps. Esgar, Becker and Sen. Kefalas Status: Passed House on 4/18/2018, Passed Senate on 4/26/2018, Signed by the Governor 5/29/2018

  • Concerning an exemption of the regional center depreciation account in the capital construction fund from the definition of cash fund for purposes of the requirements under the automatic cash fund funding mechanism for payment of future costs attributable to certain of the state’s capital assets.

 

HB18-1374: Controlled Maintenance Financed Acquired Prop Sponsors: Reps. Hansen, Esgar and Sens. Kefalas, Baumgardner Status: Passed House on 4/20/2018, Passed Senate on 4/26/2018, Signed by the Governor 5/24/2018

  • Concerning controlled maintenance needs of real property acquired through a lease-purchase agreement.

 

HB18-1435: Protection of Colorado Call Center Jobs Sponsors: Rep. Esgar Status: Postponed indefinitely by House Committee on Finance on 4/30/2018

  • Concerning the protection of Colorado call center jobs, and, in connection therewith, keeping Colorado consumer information safe.

 

HB18-1438: Health Care Coverage Reproductive Health Care Sponsors: Rep. Esgar Status: Postponed indefinitely by House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment on 5/3/2018

  • Concerning health care coverage for reproductive health care.

 

SB18-020: Registered Psychotherapists Auricular Acudetox Sponsors: Sen. Garcia and Rep. Esgar Status: Passed Senate on 1/24/2018, Passed House 3/6/2018, Signed by the Governor 3/22/2018

  • Concerning mental health care professionals who are permitted to perform auricular acudetox.

 

SB18-038: Reclaimed Water Use on Industrial Hemp Sponsors: Sens. Donovan, Coram and Reps. Esgar, Willett Status: Passed Senate on 4/12/2018, Passed House 5/3/2018, awaiting Governor’s action

  • Concerning the allowable uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater, and, in connection therewith, allowing reclaimed domestic wastewater to be used for industrial hemp cultivation and making an appropriation.

 

SB18-071: Extend Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force Sponsors: Sens. Jahn, Crowder and Rep. Esgar Status: Passed Senate on 3/8/2018, Passed House 4/16/2018, Signed by the Governor 4/26/2018

  • Concerning an extension of the repeal of the state substance abuse trend and response task force, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

 

SB18-113: Circle Substance Use Disorder Treatment Prog Sponsors: Sen. Garcia and Rep. Esgar Status: Postponed indefinitely by Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs on 2/7/2018

  • Concerning establishing the circle program for substance use disorders.

 

SB18-208: Create Governor’s Mansion Maintenance Fund Sponsors: Sens. Baumgardner, Kefalas and Reps. Esgar, Hansen Status: Passed Senate on 4/5/2018, Passed House 4/26/2018, awaiting Governor’s action

  • Concerning the creation of the governor’s mansion maintenance fund.

 

SB18-232: Calculation for Art in Public Places Requirement Sponsors: Sens. Sonnenberg, Kefalas and Reps. Esgar, Hansen Status: Passed Senate on 4/17/2018, Passed House 5/1/2018, awaiting Governor’s action

  • Concerning a clarification of the calculation used to determine the amount of money that must be spent to acquire works of art for capital construction projects that are the subject of a lease-purchase agreement.

 

SB18-237: Out-of-network Providers Carriers Required Notices Sponsors: Sen. Gardner and Rep. Esgar Status: Postponed indefinitely by Senate Committee on Health & Human Services on 4/18/2018

  • Concerning health care services provided by an out-of-network provider that are covered benefits under a covered person’s health benefit plan, and, in connection therewith, requiring carriers to cover emergency services rendered by an out-of-network provider at the in-network benefit level; requiring health care facilities, out-of-network providers, and carriers to disclose specified information to a covered person regarding services provided by an out-of-network provider; and specifying billing procedures for out-of-network providers.

 

SB18-243: Retail Sales Alcohol Beverages Sponsors: Sens. Holbert, Guzman and Reps. Esgar, McKean Status: Passed Senate on 5/1/2018, Passed House 5/8/2018, awaiting Governor’s action

  • Concerning the retail sale of alcohol beverages, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.