70th General Assembly Legislative Proposals
HB15-1043 Felony Offense For Repeat DUI Offenders—Establishes a class 4 felony DUI if a violation occurs after three or more prior convictions. Signed by the Governor. Read more...
HB15-1178 Emergency Well Pumping Damaging High Groundwater—Establishes a grant program for the emergency pumping of dewatering wells in the areas of Gilcrest, LaSalle, and Sterling, Colorado. Signed by the Governor.
HB1166 South Platte Alluvial Aquifer Monitoring Network—Establishes one of the first systems in the nation to allow for the design and operation of a tributary groundwater monitoring network in the South Platte River aquifer. Signed by the Governor.
HB16-1172 CDOT Efficiency And Accountability Committee—Reestablishes the Efficiency and Accountability Committee in the Department of Transportation to ensure effective management of FASTER revenue. Signed by the Governor.
SB16-050 Retailer Hold Harmless For Assigned Location Code—Releases retailers from liability for uncollected sales tax if the Department of Revenue made an error and misassigned a location code to the retailer. Signed by the Governor.
HJR16-1025 Honoring Gold Star Families:
While national monuments and memorials serve as strong visible reminders for the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation, Gold Star Families are a living legacy to each fallen soldier and can help us all remember and honor these heroes by name. Passed House and Senate.
HB16-1155 Controlled-access Highway As County Primary Road --Establishes authority for a County to designate a four lane controlled access highway as a primary road in the County highway system so that the Weld County HWY49 project can be successfully completed. Signed by the Governor.
HB1282 Crimes of Lying and Deception on Birth Certificates—Creates a crime of misrepresentation of material information in preparation of a birth certificate and a disclaimer warning on the birth certificate worksheet. Signed by the Governor.
HB1106 Clarify Access to Adoption Records-- Clarifies that an agency is required to release the adoption records without redaction to authorized persons. Signed by the Governor.
HB15-1355 Family History Access Birth & Personal Records—Creates the Heritage Act, which allows an adult to have access to a non-certified copy of their unaltered original birth certificate and the amended birth certificate of an adult sibling or half-sibling upon evidence of at least one common birth parent between the adult adoptee and sibling or half sibling. Signed by the Governor.
HB16-1117 Record Custodial Interrogations—Requires law enforcement who are investigating a class 1 or 2 felony or a felony sex assault to make an audio-video recording to custodial interrogations. Signed by the Governor.
SB16-019 Videotape Mental Condition Evaluations--An interview conducted in any case that includes a class 1 or class 2 felony charge or felony sex offense charge as described in CRS 18-3-402, 404, 405, or 405.5 must be video and audio recorded and preserved. Signed by Governor.
SB 196 Industrial Hemp Certified Seeds The bill requires the department of agriculture to administer an industrial hemp (non-THC) certified seed program and provides criminal immunity to transporting and possessing (non-THC) hemp. Signed by the Governor.
69th General Assembly Legislative Proposals:
I passed five pieces of legislation in 2014 including a resolution protecting agricultural water supplies, a bill that reduced government agency regulations and rules, bills that gave Colorado citizens equal treatment under the law with respect to their records, and lastly, a bill that gets government out of the way in times of disaster by reducing taxes.