2017 Legislation

SB17-219 

"Sunset Local Boards Veterans Community Living Centers" 

Concerning the continuation of the local advisory boards for veterans community living centers.

This bill was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper on June 5, 2017 
"Sunset Board of Veterans Community Living Centers"
Concerning the continuation of the board of commissioners of veterans community living centers.
This bill was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper on June 1, 2017.
"Voluntary Firefighter Cancer Benefits Program"
Concerning the creation of the voluntary firefighter cancer benefits program.
This bill was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper on May 3, 2017.
"Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail Commission"
Concerning establishment of the southwest chief and front range passenger rail commission to oversee the preservation and expansion of Amtrak southwest chief rail service in Colorado and facilitate the development and operation of a front range passenger rail system that provides passenger rail service in and along the interstate 25 corridor.
This bill was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper on May 22, 2017
"Consumer Right to Know Electric Utility Charges
Concerning consumers' right to know their electric utility charges by requiring investor-owned electric utilities to provide their customers with a comprehensive breakdown of cost on their monthly bills.
This bill was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper on May 22, 2017
"Create Medication-assisted Treatment Pilot Program 
Concerning the creation of a pilot program in certain areas of the state experiencing high levels of opioid addiction to award grants to increase access to addiction treatment, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
This bill was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper on May 22, 2017
"Promote Runyon-Fountain Lakes State Wildlife Area"
Concerning promotion of the Runyon-Fountain lakes state wildlife area.
This bill was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper on March 30, 2017
"Treat Economic Development Income Tax Credits Differently"
Concerning the temporary authority of the Colorado economic development commission to allow certain businesses to treat specific existing income tax credits differently.
This bill was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper on May 24, 2017
"PUC Ethics Add Consumer Protection"
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, requiring the appointment of an ethics ombudsman, providing for periodic performance audits, and, making an appropriation.
This bill was postponed indefinitely by the Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
"Insurance Premium Tax Deposit to Local Firefighter Fund"
Concerning deposit of proceeds from the tax on insurance premiums to the local firefighter safety and disease prevention fund.
This bill was postponed indefinitely by the Senate Committee on Appropriations 
"Task Force Child Welfare Worker Resiliency Program" 
Concerning the creation of a task force to examine workforce resiliency in the child welfare system.
This bill was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper on May 22, 2017
"ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction Task Force Recommendations Heart Attack Care"
Concerning implementation of the STEMI task force recommendations relating to reporting confirmed heart attack incidents in the state.
This bill was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper on May 18, 2017
"Remove Fund Repeal & Clarify Organ Donor Process" 
Concerning the Emily Maureen Ellen Keyes organ and tissue donation awareness fund, and, in connection therewith, changing the name of the fund, extending the repeal date of the fund, requiring an annual report on the use of donated funds, clarifying that an organ and tissue donor designation is effective unless revoked by the donor, and making an appropriation.
This bill was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper on June 5, 2017
"Pueblo Chile Vehicle License Plate"
Concerning the creation of a Pueblo chile license plate 
This bill was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper on April 18, 2017
HB17-1004
"College Credit for Military Education and Training"
Concerning a statewide policy for awarding college credit for military education and training.
This bill was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper on June 1, 2017
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