SB21-004: Jurisdiction Over Pueblo Chemical Depot

Prime Sponsors: Senators Leroy Garcia and Cleave Simpson, Representative Daneya Esgar and Stephanie Luck

Concerning concurrent legislative jurisdiction over real property constituting the United States Army Pueblo chemical depot. 

Status: Governor signed (4/20/2021)

SB21-015: Veterans Service Organization Stipend for Funeral Services

Prime Sponsors: Senators Leroy Garcia and John Cooke

Concerning a stipend for veterans service organizations that provide funeral services for honorably discharged veterans.

Status: House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs refer unamended to appropriations.

SB21-064: Retaliation Against an Elected Official

Prime Sponsors: Senators Leroy Garcia and John Cooke, Representative Kyle Mullica

Concerning criminalizing retaliation against an elected official.

Status:  House committee on Judiciary refer amended to Appropriations

SB21-097: Sunset Continue Medical Transparency Act

Prime Sponsors: Senators Leroy Garcia and Jim Smallwood

Concerning the continuation of the "Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act of 2010", and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendation contained in the 2020 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.

Status: Sent to the Governor (4/29/2021)

SB21-112: General Fund Transfer to Capital Construction Fund State Parks

Prime Sponsors: Senators Leroy Garcia and Cleave Simpson, Representatives Julie McCluskie and Perry Will

Concerning a 2020-21 state fiscal year transfer from the general fund to the capital construction fund for increased access at certain state parks, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Status: Signed by the Governor (3/21/2021)

SB21-129: Veterans Suicide Prevention Pilot Program

Prime Sponsors: Senator Leroy Garcia and Representative David Ortiz

Concerning establishing a pilot program to reduce the suicide rate among veterans.

Status: Senate Third Reading passed - no amendments

SB21-144: Sunset Homeland Security and All-Hazards Advisory Committee

Prime Sponsors: Senators Leroy Garcia and John Cooke

Concerning the continuation of the homeland security and all-hazards senior advisory committee, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2020 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.

Status: Signed by the Governor (4/29/2021)

SB21-150: Reserve Big Game Hunting Licenses for Residents

Prime Sponsors: Senators Leroy Garcia and Rob Woodward

Concerning a limitation on the allocation of big game hunting licenses to nonresidents of Colorado.

Status: Senate committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources postpone indefinitely

SB21-156: Nurse Intake of 911 Calls Grant Program

Prime Sponsors: Senator Leroy Garcia and Representative Kyle Mullica

Concerning the creation of a pilot grant program for the use of nurses in 911 dispatch to help divert incoming 911 calls that do not require emergency medical service to other types of medical care.

Status: Senate Committee on Appropriations refer amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

SB21-172: Education Pay Raise Fund

Prime Sponsors: Senators Leroy Garcia and Jessie Danielson, and Representatives Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez and David Ortiz

Concerning creation of a fund to assist in increasing the amount paid to person employed by local education providers.

Status: Passed Senate Third reading - introduced in the House and sent to Education committee

SB21-238: Create Front Range Passenger Rail District

Prime Sponsors: Senators Leroy Garcia and Rachel Zenzinger, and Representatives Daneya Esgar and Matt Gray

Concerning the front range passenger rail district, and in connection therewith, creating the district for the purpose of planning, designing, developing, financing, constructing, operating, and maintaining a passenger rail system and specifying the territory, governing structure, powers, and duties of the district. 

Status: Senate committee on Appropriations refer amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

SB21-244: Funding Health Benefits for Legislative Aides

Prime Sponsors: Senators Leroy Garcia and Stephen Fenburg, and Representatives Daneya Esgar and Alec Garnett

Concerning funding for permanent part-time legislative aides for members of the general assembly to allow aides to be eligible to enroll in the state health benefit plans pursuant to a policy adopted by the executive committee of the general assembly.

Status: House Committee on Appropriations refer unamended to Legislative council.

HB21-1005: Health Care Services Reserve Corps Task Force

Prime Sponsors: Senator Leroy Garcia, Representatives Kyle Mullica and Yadira Caraveo

Concerning the establishment of the health care services reserve corps task force.

Status: House Committee on Appropriations refer amended to House Committee of the whole

HB21-1006: Fifth-day School Enrichment Programs Funding

Prime Sponsors: Senators Leroy Garcia and Dennis Hisey, Representatives Daneya Esgar and Perry Will

Concerning fifth-day school week supplemental educational programs.

Status: Senate committee on Education refer amended to Appropriations

HB21-1016: Transfer Jurisdiction to Veteran's Speciality Court

Prime Sponsors: Senators Leroy Garcia and  Bob Gardner, Representatives David Ortiz and Mike Lynch

Concerning the authority to transfer jurisdiction of a veteran defendant's case to a jurisdiction with a veteran's speciality court.

Status: House considered Senate Amendments - result was not concur - request conference committee

HB21- 1065: Veterans' Hiring Preference

Prime Sponsors: Senators Leroy Garcia and Bob Gardner, Representatives David Ortiz and Terri Carver

Concerning the authority of a private employer to adopt a veterans' preference employment policy when hiring new employees.

Status: House Second Reading laid over daily- no amendments

HB21-1116: Purple Heart Recipient Free State Park Access

Prime Sponsors: Senators Leroy Garcia and Larry Liston, Representatives David Ortiz and Richard Holtorf

Concerning access to state parks by a purple heart recipients.

Status: Senate Third reading passed - no amendments

HB21-1162: Management of Plastic Products

Prime Sponsors: Senators Leroy Garcia and Julie Gonzales, Representatives Alex Valdez and Lisa Cutter

Concerning the management of plastic products, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Status: House Third reading passed - no amendments 

HB21-1218: Professional Fire Fighters License Plate Standards

Prime Sponsors: Senators Jessie Danielson and Leroy Garcia, Representatives Monica Duran and Rod Bockenfeld

Concerning organizational requirements to qualify applicants to be issued the Colorado professional fire fighters license plate.

Status: Governor signed (5/7/2021)

HB21-1257: Recognition of Veterans in Capitol Complex Parks

Prime Sponsors: Senator Leroy Garcia, Representatives Alec Garnett and Patrick Neville

Concerning the recognition of veterans in relation to certain parks within the state capitol complex.

Status: House committee on Appropriations refer amended to House committee of the whole

HB21-1262: Money Support Agricultural Events Organization

Prime Sponsors: Senators Leroy Garcia and  Jerry Sonnenberg, Representatives Susan Lontine and Mike Lynch

Concerning monetary support for agricultural events in Colorado, and in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Status: Introduced in Senate - assigned to Agriculture & Natural Resources committee