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All-Hazards Resource Mobilization
12/04/2012 - FILED.
(Bill D) Concerns statewide all-hazards resource mobilization; clarifies the powers and duties of the Department of Public Safety with respect to the statewide all-hazards resource mobilization plan; specifies how mobilized entities receive reimbursement for expenses incurred by rendering assistance.
Advanced Industries Acceleration Act
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 227
Concerns an advanced industry grant program; enacts the advanced industries acceleration act; adds representatives from advanced industries to the economic development commission; repeals the bioscience discovery evaluation grant program and the clean technology discovery evaluation grant program; creates the Colorado advanced industries acceleration cash fund to be used to provide proof-of-concept grants, early-stage capital and retention grants, and infrastructure grants.
Transitional Jobs Program
06/03/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 357
Establishes a Transitional Jobs Program to offer offer the opportunity to work in transitional jobs to eligible individuals and provide priority transitional job offers to unemployed or underemployed non-custodial parents, veterans or displaced workers that are fifty years of age or older; provides for reimbursement to employers for wage-related costs and payroll taxes; makes an appropriation.
Extension of Veterans Preference
03/13/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 16
Concerns the extension of the veterans' preference in state hiring to the spouse of a veteran if the veteran is unable to work due to a military service-connected disability.
Evidence of Sexual Assault
06/06/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 368
Requires the Executive Director of the Department of Public Safety to adopt rules concerning forensic medical evidence of a sexual assault collected by law enforcement agencies; requires the consent of a victim prior to the release of evidence; requires law enforcement agencies to submit to the State Bureau of Investigation an inventory of unanalyzed evidence in active investigations; provides for the development of plans to analyze such evidence.
06/03/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 335
Requires school districts to monitor student attendance and identify students who are chronically absent or truant or have a significant number of unexcused absences; requires districts to implement best practices to improve student attendance and to contact local collaborative management, juvenile support services, or other local community services groups to coordinate the creation of a certain plan; relates to court proceedings, juvenile detention facility educational services and GED eligibility.
Statewide Resource Mobilization
06/07/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 369
Concerns statewide all-hazards resource mobilization; clarifies the Powers and duties of the department of public safety with respect to the statewide all-hazards resource mobilization plan; specifies how mobilized entities receive reimbursement for expenses incurred by rendering assistance.
Income Tax Deduction
06/03/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 327
Allows a taxpayer licensed under the Medical Marijuana Code or under regulations promulgated by the Department of Revenue to claim a state income tax deduction for an expenditure that is eligible to be claimed as a federal income tax deduction but is disallowed by section 280E because marijuana is a controlled substance under federal law; provides that eligible taxpayers include certain medical marijuana centers, cultivation operations, product manufacturers, testing facilities and retail stores.
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Avalanche Information Center
02/05/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 1
Concerns the retention of the Avalanche Information Center within the Department of Natural Resources; sets forth the duties and authority of the Information Center; authorizes the Center to enter into certain agreements and contract for the provision of services; makes changes concerning appropriations from the severance tax trust fund.
Medical Marijuana Vendors
04/08/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 93
Concerns standards for responsible medical marijuana vendors; relates to an application for an approved training program; relates to training age requirements, patient registration cards, privacy issues and unlawful acts; relates to acceptable forms of identification, key statutes and rules.
Public Insurance Adjusters
03/27/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 61
Concerns increased regulation of public insurance adjusters by the commissioner of insurance; includes such adjusters and insurance producers; extends continuing education requirements; continues the need to comply with financial responsibility requirements; sets standards for compensation, including limits in cases of catastrophic disasters; sets standards for funds holding; sets ethical standards of conduct; authorizes rules relating to requirements for written contracts.
Site Inspections of Medicaid Providers
04/16/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 119
Concerns on-site pre-enrollment and post-enrollment inspections of Medicaid providers; provides that payment for site inspectors shall not be based on any recovery paid by a provider for violations.
Public Health and Environment Department Primary Care
05/15/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 150
Moves the Primary Care Office and its powers, duties, and functions from the Prevention Services Division to the Department of Public Health and Environment; updates the law to make it consistent with federal requirements for programs operated by the Primary Care Office; reduces the number of members of the Health Service Corps Advisory Council and clarifies the moneys included in the Health Service Corps Fund.
Health Benefit Exchange
02/05/2013 - From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH, INSURANCE & ENVIRONMENT: Postponed indefinitely.
Concerns the repeal of the Colorado health benefit exchange act.
Department of Public Health and Environment
03/21/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 25
Concerns modification of the work of the department of public health and environment regarding health disparities to include health equity; renames the office of health disparities to the office of health equity and consolidates the duties of the minority health advisory commission and the inter-agency health disparities leadership council into the newly created health equity commission; provides for new totals and for the qualifications of the commission's membership.
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Duties Of Coroners
04/08/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 95
Repeals a provision in existing law that allows a coroner to ask a physician to make a scientific examination of the body of the deceased; adds several additional duties and responsibilities for coroners when a person dies under circumstances that may require an investigation.
Mandatory E-Verify Act
02/11/2013 - From HOUSE Committee on STATE, VETERANS AND MILITARY AFFAIRS: Postponed indefinitely.
Colorado Mandatory E-verify Act.
05/17/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 161
Concerns progressive raffles; provides that a bingo-raffle licensee may offer a progressive raffle in which the jackpot may be carried over and increased from one drawing to another until the jackpot is awarded; provides the licensee may award a consolidation prize in a progressive raffle in which the jackpot is not won; provides the procedures to be followed in setting up a consolidation prize; allows the licensing authority to establish, by rule, the maximum jackpot in a progressive raffle.
Mental Health Professionals Regulation
04/02/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 77
Concerns the regulation of mental health professionals; repeals the requirement that mental health professionals provide required disclosures orally; modifies the mental health professional peer health assistance program.
Naturopathic Doctors Regulation
06/07/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 371
Concerns the regulation of naturopathic doctors; requires naturopathic doctors to obtain a license to practice in the State; provides for specified education requirements, an examination, certain disclosures to patients, a prohibition against prescribing controlled substances, professional liability insurance requirements, and related matters.
06/03/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 338
Provides for the repeal of CoverColorado; requires the board of directors of CoverColorado to develop an orderly plan for cessation of the program including cessation of enrollment of new participants, termination of coverage for existing participants, payment or settlement of claims for covered services, and final disposition of all remaining funds.
Veteran Word Replacement
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 177
Concerns placement of the word veteran for veterans with proper documentation on identity documents issued by the Department of Revenue.
Pharmacist Substitute of Biosimilar Products
05/02/2013 - From SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Postponed indefinitely.
Concerns the ability of a pharmacist to substitute a biosimilar product for a prescribed biological product when certain conditions are satisfied.
Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity Defense Proof
02/13/2013 - From HOUSE Committee on STATE, VETERANS AND MILITARY AFFAIRS: Postponed indefinitely.
Concerns requiring the defendant to prove the affirmative defense of not guilty by reason of insanity by clear and convincing evidence.
Capacity Resource Center Evidence-based Practices
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 197
Concerns creating the evidence-based practices implementation for capacity resource center to assist agencies serving juvenile and adult populations to develop and sustain effective implementation frameworks to support the use of evidence-based practices; increases the efficacy of individuals who work with various offenders and victim populations by establishing an educational, skill-building, and consultation resource center to support practitioners in the implementation of such practices.
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 230
Permits a corporation to become a benefit corporation if it includes a statement to that effect in its articles of incorporation and also specifies in its articles of incorporation an additional purpose of providing a general or specific public benefit; provides dissenting rights for shareholders; provides that the corporation and its directors and officers are not liable for failure to pursue or create a general or specific public benefit; specifies directors' and officers' standards of conduct.
Senior Veterans Property Tax Exemptions
04/08/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 98
Concerns the administration of the property tax exemptions for qualifying seniors; requires notices of tax exemptions; provides for disabled veterans; includes notices of valuation.
Disaster Preparedness Item Sales and Use Tax Holiday
02/22/2013 - From HOUSE Committee on FINANCE: Postponed indefinitely.
Concerns a sales and use tax holiday for a disaster-preparedness item.
Facility Per Diem Rates
05/17/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 162
Provides that the General Fund portion of the per diem rate for nursing facility provider reimbursement shall be reduced by a specified percentage; authorizes an increase in the supplemental Medicaid payment due to the reduction.
Crimes Against Pregnant Women Act
06/07/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 372
Creates a new article for offenses against pregnant women; relates to unlawful termination of a pregnancy, vehicular unlawful termination of a pregnancy, aggravated vehicular unlawful termination of a pregnancy, and careless driving resulting in unlawful termination of a pregnancy; makes it clear that a court can impose consecutive sentences for a violation of this act and other associated convictions; excludes from prosecution medical care for which the mother provided consent.
Sexual Assault Victim Emergency Payment Program
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 215
Creates the Sexual Assault Victim Emergency Payment Program to help victims of sexual assault who need additional time to determine if they want to participate with the criminal justice system to pay for medical costs and fees associated with obtaining a medical forensic examination, which ensures that evidence of the assault is preserved regardless of whether the criminal justice system is engaged at the time of the assault and examination; relates to uncovered costs of the medical forensic examination.
Secretary of State Business Information Collection
05/17/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 160
Requires the Secretary of State to request information from each business owner that files documents with the Secretary of State regarding whether the business is owned by a woman, minority, veteran, or person with a disability and requires the Secretary of State to make the information available to the public.
Emergency Use of Epinephrine Injectors in Schools
06/03/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 348
Authorizes the governing authority of a school to adopt and implement a policy whereby schools under its jurisdiction may acquire and maintain a stock supply of epinephrine auto-injectors; authorizes such governing authority to permit a school nurse or other designated personnel to administer an auto-injector to certain students; provides for civil immunity; requires the promulgation of rules for treatment plans for the management of students with life threatening allergies; provides for certain training.
Higher Education Funding Before Medicaid Expansion
02/19/2013 - From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES: Postponed indefinitely.
Higher Ed Funding before Medicaid Expansion.
Income Tax Credits for Nonpublic Education
02/18/2013 - From HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION: Postponed indefinitely.
Income Tax Credits for Nonpublic Education.
Joint Budget Committee Appropriations Deadlines
04/19/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 123
Relates to deadlines for state agencies to submit documents related to appropriations to the joint budget committee; relates to supplemental budget requests.
Allocations of Tobacco Litigation Settlement Moneys
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 200
Concerns the allocation of tobacco litigation settlement moneys that were originally to be allocated to the nurse home visitor program but are currently scheduled to be transferred to the General Fund; requires such moneys to be allocated to the nurse home visitor program and the tobacco settlement defense account of the tobacco litigation settlement cash fund and making and reducing an appropriation.
Tobacco Program Cash Funds
03/27/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 74
Relates to the allocation of tobacco litigation settlement moneys; concerns the retention in a cash fund that funds tobacco programs of the lesser of all unencumbered moneys remaining in the fund at the end of any fiscal year or an amount of such moneys equal to five percent of the amount appropriated from the fund for the fiscal year.
Enterprise Zone Contribution Tax Credit
05/17/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 158
Allows a taxpayer to make a donation to an intermediary nonprofit organization for the enterprise zone contribution tax credit.
Accountable Care Collaborative Program
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 201
Creates a medicaid coordinated care system known referred to as the Accountable Care Collaborative to improve client health and reduce costs in the Medicaid program; Provides that one of the primary goals is to reduce costs to the Medicaid program through coordination between the primary care medical providers, the regional care collaborative organizations and the state wide data and analytic contractor; provides for contracts with regional organizations for the collaborative.
Debt Collection Activities By Department of Personnel
02/25/2013 - From HOUSE Committee on STATE, VETERANS AND MILITARY AFFAIRS: Postponed indefinitely.
Prohibits the department, including the state controller and the central collection services section, from providing debt collection services for a political subdivision of the state or for a privately owned or nonprofit entity.
Nursing Home Provider Fee
03/27/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 63
Clarifies what types of continuing care retirement communities are exempt from paying the nursing home provider fee; clarifies that authority of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to collect the fee and the timing of the fee; changes the frequency of when nursing facility providers are required to report the total number of days of care provided to nonmedicare residents.
Medicaid Providers Counseling
04/16/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 117
Concerns counseling by Medicaid providers relating to medical orders for scope of treatment; relates to counseling for persons with serious, chronic or terminal illness for which counseling may be reimbursed; provides that such counseling shall not take place until all necessary approvals under federal law and regulations have been obtained to receive federal financial participation for costs.
Child Support Revisions
04/12/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 103
Revises the schedule of basic child support obligations; revises the minimum child support amount for the number of children involved and there is parental combined monthly adjusted gross income; revises the low-income adjustment calculation; clarifies the term gross income; relates to social security disability benefits or retirement benefits; provides language regarding retroactive child support; revises the duties, make-up, and terms of the child support commission.
Audit of Pharmacies
04/16/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 118
Concerns standards for the audit of pharmacies; sets standards for a pharmacy benefit manager or an auditing entity acting on behalf of a pharmacy benefit manager to follow when auditing a pharmacy or other dispensing entity; requires written notice of audit; allows a pharmacy to produce additional claims documentation using any commercially reasonable method, including facsimile, mail, or electronic claims submission, if an audit results in the dispute or denial of a claim.
Warrior Transition Battalion Fishing Licenses
04/12/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 105
Provides for fishing licenses free of charge for people who are in the warrior transition battalion due to service in the United States armed forces.
Special Olympics Colorado Tax Checkoff
04/29/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 133
Concerns the voluntary contribution benefiting the special olympics Colorado fund that appears on the state individual income tax return forms.
Medical Marijuana Funding
06/03/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 328
Concerns funding issues related to medical marijuana.
Statewide Youth Development Plan Creation
05/30/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 307
Concerns the creation of a statewide youth development plan; directs the Tony Grampsas youth services board to convene, subject to available funding, a group of interested parties to create a statewide youth development plan and a baseline measurement of youth activities, based on available data and resources.
Persistent Drunk Drivers
06/03/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 361
Amends the definition of "persistent drunk driver" to include a person who refuses to take or complete, or to cooperate in the completing of, a test of his or her blood, breath, saliva, or urine as required by law; requires a person who is a persistent drunk driver to hold a restricted license requiring the use of an ignition interlock device; amends the purposes of the first time drunk driving offender account in the highway users tax fund to include appropriations to the Department of Revenue.
Health Benefit Exchange Funding
05/28/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 258
Allows the Health Benefit Exchange Board of Directors to assess against small group and individual health insurers in an amount necessary to provide for the sustainability of the exchange; allows a credit against the tax imposed against insurance companies to any insurance company that becomes a qualified taxpayer by making a contribution to the exchange.
Property Tax Exemptions for Nonprofit Organizations
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 203
Concerns modifications of provisions of existing in connection with current property tax exemptions for nonprofit housing providers for low-income housing.
Epilepsy Reporting Requirement of Sudden Death
04/02/2013 - From HOUSE Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES: Postponed indefinitely.
Concerns the creation of the sudden unexpected death in epilepsy reporting requirement act of 2013, and, in connection therewith, raising awareness about and requiring reporting of epilepsy-related deaths.
Private Occupational School Requirements
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 204
Concerns the regulation of private occupational schools by the private occupational school board, and, in connection therewith, making nonprofit private occupational schools subject to regulation by the private occupational school board; relates to the documentation necessary to establish an applying school's financial stability as required by the minimum standards and bond provisions of existing law; regards complaints of deceptive trade or sales practices.
Health Insurance Alignment Federal Law
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 217
Aligns the Health Care Coverage Act with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Acts; relates to essential health benefits, mandatory coverage provisions, individual and small employer health insurance carriers, dependent health coverage, discrimination against health care providers, health insurance rates, independent review of adverse determinations, preexisting conditions, wellness and prevention program requirements and carrier network adequacy.
Front Range Oil & Gas Human Health Study
04/11/2013 - From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH, INSURANCE & ENVIRONMENT: Postponed indefinitely.
Concerns the collection of human health data regarding oil and gas operations in counties near the front range.
Medicaid Management Information System Appropriation
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 205
Concerns the authority for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to expend an appropriation for the Medicaid management information system over the next two fiscal years.
Disaster Emergency Fund Transfer Repayment
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 206
Concerns the repayment of certain moneys transferred by the Governor to the Disaster Emergency Fund.
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State Recovery Audits Suspension
05/30/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 311
Concerns the suspension of recovery audits of state agencies until the data needed to conduct the audits is included in a modernized Colorado financial reporting system.
Keep Jobs In Colorado Act
05/28/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 266
Modifies procurement requirements for government contracts related to united states domestic employment; provides that whenever any public works project financed in whole or in part by funds of the state, counties, school districts, or municipalities of the state of Colorado are undertaken in this state, Colorado labor shall be employed to perform at least eighty percent of the work.
05/30/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 312
Directs the Governor to establish a position for climate change issues; requires the person appointed to that position to develop climate action plans and to report annually to the General Assembly regarding how climate change affects the State.
Civil Commitments and Task Force
05/23/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 232
Creates the civil commitment statute review task force; relates to the implementation of the consolidation of the mental health, alcohol, and substance use disorder statutes related to civil commitments; provides for the membership and duties of the task force; adds a definition of danger to self and others; amends the current definition of gravely disabled.
Mental Health Task Force
05/06/2013 - From SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, LABOR AND TECHNOLOGY: Postponed indefinitely.
Concerns creating a task force to consider persons who pose a threat of harm to themselves or others.
Call Location Information to Police in Emergency
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 214
Allows a law enforcement agency to acquire call location information from a telecommunications device without a court order in an emergency situation; relates to a hostage, endangered person or an armed person in a geographical area; relates to telephone, electronic, cellular or digital communication; requires a record of such request; relates to admissibility of evidence.
Pharmacy Intern Definition Repeal
06/03/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 320
Concerns the repeal of a portion of the definition of a pharmacy intern.
Veterinary Premises Definition Clarification
06/03/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 321
Concerns a clarification of the definition of veterinary premises in the Colorado veterinary practice act.
Persons With Disabilities Long-term Services Transfer
06/03/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 323
Concerns the transfer of the administration of long-term services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities to the department of health care policy and financing.
Undergraduate Student Health Insurance Requirement
06/03/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 322
Provides that if a governing board of an institution of higher education requires a student to purchase health care insurance, the board must allow the same exemption for those participating in a health care sharing ministry as specified in the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Retail Marijuana Taxes
06/03/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 330
Imposes, subject to voter approval, a sales tax and an excise tax on the sale of retail marijuana; allows the state to collect and spend any revenues generated by the retail marijuana sales tax and retail marijuana excise tax as voter approved revenue changes; requires the secretary of state to submit a ballot question at the statewide election; changes the name of the existing medical marijuana license cash fund to the marijuana cash fund.
Expand Senior Property Tax Exemption
04/24/2013 - From HOUSE Committee on FINANCE: Postponed indefinitely.
Concerns the extension of the property tax exemption for qualifying seniors to an individual who has not owned and occupied his or her residence for ten years if a medically verifiable mobility impairment or other ailment required the individual to change residences.
01/28/2013 - Passed SENATE.
Concerns recognition of military, veterans, and MIA/POW appreciation day.
National Guard and Reserve Retirees Designation
01/28/2013 - Passed SENATE.
Concerns the designation of national guard and reserve retirees as veterans.
Perinatal Bereavement Services
04/05/2013 - Passed SENATE.
Concerns encouraging medical care professionals to provide perinatal bereavement services to parents who receive a fetal anomaly diagnosis.
Long Term Services and Supports System
05/08/2013 - Passed SENATE.
Concerns guiding principles for redesigning colorado's long-term care services and supports system.
Long-Term Services Interim Committee
04/26/2013 - From JOINT Committee on LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL: Postponed indefinitely.
Concerns creation of an interim committee to study the system of long-term services.
Income Tax Credits for Working Families
06/07/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 381
Modifies the existing child care expenses income tax credit; allows the credit to be claimed for expenses related to caring for a dependent of the taxpayer who is physically or mentally incapable of caring for himself or herself and who lives with the taxpayer; creates a child tax credit against state income taxes for a resident individual who is eligible to claim the federal child tax credit; provides that this credit is refundable.
Addition of Deans of All Medical Schools
03/27/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 50
Concerns the addition of the deans of all medical schools in Colorado to the commission on family medicine that includes the Dean of the University School of Medicine or the dean's designee, the Director of Accredited Family Medicine programs in the state, a representative of the state Academy of Family Physicians, and a health care consumer appointed by the Governor for each congressional district in the state.
Department of Public Health and Environment
02/19/2013 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Concerns a supplemental appropriation to the Department of Public Health and Environment.
Elder Abuse and Exploitation Reports
05/23/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 233
Concerns abuse of at-risk adults; provides criminal penalties for mandated reporters who fail to report.
Forensic Psychologists Mental Health Evaluations
04/16/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 115
Concerns the authority of forensic psychologists to conduct mental health evaluations to determine a criminal defendant's sanity or impaired mental condition; authorizes certain licensed psychologists who have additional certifications in forensic psychology to perform such evaluations.
Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
03/27/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 51
Adds directors, coaches, assistant coaches, and athletic program personnel for private sports programs or organizations to the list of persons required to report suspected child abuse or neglect to the county or district Department of Social Services or local law enforcement agency.
Navy Seal Motor Vehicle License Plate
06/07/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 387
Concerns the creation of a navy seal license plate,and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Sales Tax Revenue to Older Coloradans Cash Fund
06/03/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 349
Concerns an increase in the amount of the state sales and use tax receipts that are credited to the Older coloradans cash fund,and,in connection therewith, making and reducing an appropriation.
Limited Gaming Revenues State Share Distribution
03/13/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 21
Concerns the distribution of the state share of limited gaming fund revenues; inserts dollar amounts instead of percentages for the transfers of the state share of limited gaming revenues to the travel and tourism promotion fund, the bioscience discovery evaluation cash fund, the local government limited gaming impact fund, the innovative higher education research fund, the creative industries cash fund and the Colorado office of film, television, and media operational account cash fund.
Medicaid Fraud Detection
05/30/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 285
Concerns system improvements to prevent fraud in the Medicaid program, and, in connection therewith, employing advanced data analytics.
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 178
Provides immunity for a person who administers an opiate antagonist during a drug overdose event; provides general immunity for a non-health care provider or health care facility who acts in good faith to administer an opiate antagonist to a person suffering a drug overdose; makes an appropriation; includes a hospital, hospice inpatient residence, nursing facility, dialysis treatment facility, assisted living facility or home health care provider.
Hospitals Financial Assistance Information Exemption
04/04/2013 - From SENATE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Postponed indefinitely.
Concerns the exemption of certain hospitals from the requirement to provide information concerning financial assistance.
All-Payer Health Claims Database Committee
05/15/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 152
Repeals the advisory committee to establish an all-payer health claims database.
Water Wastewater Facility Operators Certification Board
06/07/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 391
Concerns the continuation of the water and wastewater facility operators certification board, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations of the 2012 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies; makes changes concerning standards for the accreditation of training programs, certification examinations, certain exemptions for industrial wastewater treatment facilities, revocation of certification when necessary to protect the public health or environment and contracting rules.
Division of Financial Services 2024
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 193
Implements the recommendations of the sunset review and report on the Division of Financial Services by extending the repeal date of the Division.
Review Dental Advisory Committee
03/27/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 72
Reduces the Dental Advisory Committee membership; authorizes one member of the committee to represent either the Department of Human Services or an agency that coordinates dental services to low-income seniors rather than each having a member.
Advisory Committee on Hearing in Newborn Infants
04/02/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 79
Concerns the sunset review of the advisory committee on hearing in newborn infants, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations of the Department of Regulatory Agencies to continue the advisory committee indefinitely.
Medical Clean Claims Standards Processing
05/29/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 281
Concerns the development of standardized rules for use in processing medical claims, and, in connection therewith, extending the deadlines for development and implementation of the standardized rules, authorizing an appropriation of state moneys to help fund the development of the rules, and making an appropriation.
Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities
06/07/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 394
Concerns intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities,and,in connection therewith,making and reducing an appropriation.
Acupuncture Regulation Sunset
06/07/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 396
Concerns the continuation of the regulation of acupuncturists, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation; clarifies that an acupuncturist may not perform the practice of medicine, surgery, spinal adjustment, manipulation, or mobilization, or any other form of healing except as authorized; relates to denial of licensure and disciplinary action for failure to report an illness or condition that impacts a licensee's ability to practice with reasonable skill and patient safety.
Occupational Therapy Practice Act Sunset Review
06/07/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 411
Continues the regulation of the practice of occupational therapy; relates to licensure, the supervision of assistants, grounds for disciplining licensees, maintenance of professional competency, authorization to enter into agreements to limit practice when suffering from a physical or mental condition, and education, experience, and insurance requirements; requires health insurers to cover services provided by occupational therapy assistants to persons with autism spectrum disorder.
Public Accommodation Crime Discrimination
04/29/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 127
Concerns repeal of the criminal penalties for discrimination in places of public accommodation.
Tobacco Education Prevention Cessation Grant Program
04/19/2013 - In SENATE. Read second time and amended. To third reading.
Concerns expansion of the types of activities that are eligible for grants under the tobacco education, prevention, and cessation grant program.
Medicaid Eligibility Expansion
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 216
Allows moneys in the Hospital Provider Fee Cash Fund to be used to increase the income eligibility for parents and caretaker relatives of Medicaid children, and to increase the income eligibility for childless adults or adults without a dependent child; relates to hospital provider fees and federal waivers; provides an appropriation.
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Shelter Rescue Dogs and Cats Designation as State Pets
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 207
Relates to state pets; provides that dogs and cats that are adopted from the State animal shelters and rescues are hereby made and declared to be the state pets of the State.
Medicaid False Claims Act Federal Law Compliance
05/29/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 276
Concerns revisions to the Colorado Medicaid false claims act to comply with federal law.
Drug Paraphernalia Laws Limitations
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 179
Provides that a participant in an approved syringe exchange program shall be exempt from the provisions of existing law regarding drug paraphernalia.
Persons in Nursing Care Facilities Personal Allowance
05/07/2013 - From SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Postponed indefinitely.
Concerns an increase to the personal needs allowance for persons in nursing care facilities.
Alternative Health Care Consumer Protections
06/07/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 399
Amends existing laws which prohibit unlicensed persons from engaging in certain activities constituting the practice of medicine; provides that certain persons engaging in traditional, cultural, complementary, or alternative healing arts and health care treatments is not violating the practice acts regulating licensed, certified, or registered, and trained health care professionals; prohibits certain advertisements; requires certain disclosures, including disclosures concerning liability insurance.
Childhood Immunizations Access
06/03/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 350
Concerns improving access to childhood immunizations; authorizes the use of funds for the purchase of vaccines through a vaccine purchasing system; makes changes concerning an immunization tracking system; requires the convening of a task force to consider specified issues and includes primary care providers, including pediatricians and family physicians, and pharmacists on the task force; makes changes concerning the Children's Basic Health Plan.
STEMI Heart Attack & Stroke Data & Hospital Designation
05/29/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 277
Concerns the development of a system to improve quality of care to patients suffering specified acute incidents, and, in connection therewith, requiring the department of public health and environment to develop a system for designating hospitals based on their ability to treat stroke and heart attack patients and to maintain stroke and stemi heart attack databases to enable the compilation of information and statistics on the care provided to stroke and stemi heart attack patients.
Hearing Aid Dispensers Deceptive Trade Practices
05/29/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 271
Concerns deceptive trade practices related to the dispensing of hearing aids.
2013-14 Long Appropriations Bill
04/29/2013 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
2013-14 Long Appropriations Bill.
Title IV E Waiver Demonstration Project
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 221
Creates the Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project; authorizes the Department of Human Services to enter into performance agreements with counties or groups of counties; creates the Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project Cash Fund; provides for targeted allocations; requires reporting of intervention data; relates to child safety, permanency and well-being.
Tobacco Tax Medicaid Management Transfers
05/15/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 153
Relates to transfers from the Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Fund to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing for medicaid disease management and treatment programs; makes appropriations and adjustments to the 2013-14 long bill for the transfer for Fiscal Year 2013-14.
General Fund From Repealed Cash Funds
05/15/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 154
Concerns the transfer to the general fund of the balances from the repealed mandated health insurance benefits cash fund and the multiple employer welfare arrangement cash fund.
State Veterans Trust Fund Transfer
06/07/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 400
Concerns a transfer of moneys from the state general fund to the Colorado state veterans trust fund for the purpose of repaying moneys from the trust fund that were used to build national guard armories.
Hearing Aid Providers Regulation
06/07/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 401
Concerns the regulation of hearing aid providers by the division of professions and occupations within the department of regulatory agencies.
Adult Dental Benefit Medicaid
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 189
Relates to dental services for adults in the Medicaid program; includes pregnant women; provides for ratesetting; makes an appropriation; creates the Adult Dental Fund; provides for transfer of funds from the unclaimed property trust fund to the Adult Dental Fund.
Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force
05/30/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 295
Concerns a task force to study substance abuse.
Workers Compensation Medical Examiners Reports
05/29/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 267
Concerns procedures regarding independent medical examiners' reports in workers' compensation cases.
Child Fatality Review Teams Statutory Changes
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 222
Requires county or district public health agencies to establish local or regional child fatality prevention review teams operating under the purview of the Department of Public Health and Environment; requires reporting of case review findings to public and private agencies that have responsibilities for children; requires entering data into the web-based data-collection system; includes violence, motor vehicle incidents, child abuse, sudden unexpected infant death and suicide.
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Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act
05/30/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 290
Concerns expansion of the Michael Skolnik medical transparency act of 2010 to require additional health care providers to disclose information about their practice history,and,in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Oral Health Community Programs
06/07/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 404
Concerns the restructuring of the oral health programs administered by the department of public health and environment, and, in connection therewith, eliminating the oversight of complaints regarding dentists for the dental assistance program for seniors and creating the oral health community grants program.
Rural Family Medicine Residency Programs
05/29/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 262
Requires the commission on family medicine to support the development of rural family medicine residency programs.
Coordinated Behavioral Health Crisis Response
05/23/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 231
Directs the Department of Human Services to issue a request for proposals to entities with the capacity to create a statewide coordinated and seamless behavioral health crisis response system; relates to proposals for a 24-hour crisis telephone hotline, walk-in crisis services and crisis stabilization units, mobile crisis services, residential and respite crisis services, and a public information campaign; directs the Department of Human Services to establish a committee of interested stakeholders.
Wildfire Preparedness and Emergency Response Funds
05/28/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 250
Amends various provisions relating to wildfire preparedness and response; authorizes the Governor to direct the State Treasurer to transfer moneys from the Disaster Emergency Fund to the Wildfire Emergency Response fund; relates to providing firefighting services to federal, state, and local agencies; allows the General Assembly to appropriate revenues collected for insurance premium taxes to the Wildfire Emergency Response Fund and the Wildfire Preparedness Fund.
Address Confidentiality Program Funding
05/30/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 299
Repeals a provision providing that General Fund moneys may not be used for the Address Confidentiality Program in the Department of Personnel.
Interim Pipeline Safety Review Committee
04/23/2013 - In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Failed to pass SENATE.
Concerns the creation of an interim committee of the general assembly to review matters relating to pipeline safety.
Disability Investigational and Pilot Support Fund
05/28/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 256
Concerns the disability investigational and pilot support fund.
Drug Benefits Authorization Process
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 229
Requires the Commissioner of Insurance to develop, and prescribing providers, carriers, and, if applicable, pharmacy benefit management firms to use, a uniform prior authorization process for purposes of submitting and receiving requests for prior coverage approval of a drug benefit; provides that the commissioner is to appoint a work group of stakeholders to make recommendations on aspects of the process that the commissioner is to consider, including national standards for electronic prior authorization.
Tiered Electric Rate Medical Exemption
05/30/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 292
Tiered Electric Rate Medical Exemption.
Amendment 64 Implementation
06/03/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 332
Concerns implementation of amendment 64.
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Habit for Humanity of Colorado Fund
03/21/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 45
Creates the Habitat for Humanity of Colorado Fund; provides that a voluntary contribution designation line for the fund will appear on the state individual income tax return.
Emergency Provider and Rescue Unit Confidentiality
03/27/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 67
Amends existing law that makes certain communications between law enforcement officers and firefighters and their peer support team members confidential for purposes of testifying in court; extends this confidentiality to emergency medical service providers and members of rescue units.
05/30/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 288
Reauthorizes the division of professions and occupations to regulate audiologists; sets forth requirements for obtaining a license, including requirements relating to education and the maintenance of professional liability insurance; makes changes concerning the requirements that health benefit plans provide coverage for hearings aids for minor children.
Electronic Renewal of Identification Card
05/23/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 234
Authorizes the renewal of a state identification card by electronic means if the applicant is 65 years of age or older, attests to being lawfully present in the United States and a resident of the state, and pay any required fee or surcharge.
Complete Cemetery Expansion At Homelake Center
05/29/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 263
Clarifies that the cemetery at the State Veterans Center at Homelake Military Veterans Cemetery includes the 2 triangular areas that are adjacent to the circular cemetery proper; directs the State Department of Human Services to complete the ongoing project to expand the existing cemetery and make available new cemetery plots for eligible veterans of the U.S. armed forces; directs the State Department of Human Services to submit a report to the state, military, and veterans affairs committees.
Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan Incentives
03/27/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 54
Concerns incentive payments in prepaid inpatient health plan agreements; changes the time when a quality incentive payment is made under a prepaid inpatient health plan agreement.
Dialysis Clinic Authorization Treat Outpatients
03/27/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 53
Prohibits a dialysis treatment clinic from providing outpatient hemodialysis treatment to a non-end-stage renal disease patient without a referral for treatment from a board-certified or board-eligible nephrologist licensed as a physician in the state; eliminates the existing requirement that home dialysis only be used in cases of end-stage renal disease.
Permanent Disability Parking Privileges
04/29/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 136
Concerns the verification requirement for parking privileges for persons with a permanent disability; includes statements by a parent or guardian of a disabled person under 16 years of age; relates to driver licenses and identification cards; relates to a parking decal.
Funding to Public Schools for Medicaid
01/31/2013 - From SENATE Committee on EDUCATION: Postponed indefinitely.
Concerns a prohibition on reducing funding to public schools to finance the optional expansion of the Medicaid program to persons not traditionally eligible for Medicaid.
Civil Air Patrol Motor Vehicle License Plate
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 213
Provides for the creation of a civil air patrol license plate; makes an appropriation; provides for retired military veterans; relates to a passenger car, motorcycle or recreational vehicle.
Taxpayer Abortion Separation Act
02/04/2013 - From SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY: Postponed indefinitely.
Concerns compliance with section 50 of article v of the Colorado state constitution by prohibiting any entity that is involved with abortion services from receiving public funds.
Rule Review Bill
05/22/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 191
Repeals a rule of the Medical Services Board of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing concerning presumptive eligibility of prenatal care clients in the children's basic health plan; repeals a rule of the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners of the Department of Regulatory Agencies concerning the scope of practice of chiropractors.
Childrens Basic Health Plan
04/02/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 78
Concerns elimination of the waiting period for children's eligibility under the children's basic health plan; provides that to be eligible for a subsidy, a child must not be insured by a comparable health plan through an employer.
Fire and Police Pension Association Liability
03/27/2013 - Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 68
Provides that if an employer that is otherwise required to enroll its members under the statewide defined benefit plan or the statewide death and disability plan fails to properly enroll a member, neither the fire or police pension association nor the defined benefit system trust fund or death and disability trust fund is obligated or liable for any purpose to any person or employee arising from such failure.
Health Care Policy and Finance Appropriation
02/19/2013 - Signed by GOVERNOR.
Concerns a supplemental appropriation to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.
Disabled Veterans Exemption for Surviving Spouses
03/20/2013 - From SENATE Committee on STATE, VETERANS AND MILITARY AFFAIRS: Postponed indefinitely.
Concerns the extension of the property tax exemption granted to a qualifying disabled veteran to a surviving spouse of such a veteran who has limited financial means for up to three years following the death of the veteran.
Health Care Cooperative
04/04/2013 - In SENATE. Read third time. Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Concerns the creation of a Colorado health care cooperative to ensure access to a statewide health care system that provides health care services to all persons whose domicile is Colorado for all health-related issues, and, in connection therewith, creating an interim and then a permanent board of directors to administer the cooperative; requires the cooperative to contract with health care providers to deliver specific health care benefits; assesses a six percent payroll premium from employers.
Marijuana Taxes and Conditional Suspend Regulation
05/06/2013 - In HOUSE. To second reading.
Submits two questions concerning marijuana to the voters of the state at the statewide election to be held in November of 2013.
Women's Heart Health Awareness
02/01/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Concerns awareness of heart disease, and, in connection therewith, declaring February 2013 as American heart month and February 1, 2013, as national wear red day.
Interim Committee to Study Health Care
04/25/2013 - From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH, INSURANCE & ENVIRONMENT: Postponed indefinitely.
Concerns the creation of an interim committee to study ways to create a comprehensive health care system for all coloradans.
First Responder Appreciation Day
05/01/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Concerns the designation of September 27, 2013, as first responder appreciation day.
Revenue Estimate Resolution Requirement
05/08/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Concerns a repeal of the requirement that the executive committee of the legislative council review the status of the revenue estimate resolution in the event of a declared disaster emergency.
4-H Day Designation
01/28/2013 - Passed HOUSE.
Concerns the designation of January 28, 2013, as Colorado 4-h day.