FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Office of Gov. John Hickenlooper
Eric Brown, (303) 547-5308
DENVER — Friday, May 9, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed four of five bills passed by the General Assembly to modernize the state’s telecommunications laws and provide regulatory certainty, expand broadband internet in unserved areas and protect public safety. The fifth telecommunications bill will be signed Saturday.
“We believe that this set of bills provides common sense limitations on regulation, maintains basic protections for the consumer and for public safety and will encourage private investment in new technology and infrastructure,” the governor wrote in a letter to the General Assembly.
The complete letter is attached to this press release.
Also today, the governor signed an additional 21 bills passed by the General Assembly:
|SB-14158||Recall Elections How Conducted & Align Article XXI||Steadman & Jones/Hullinghorst||Concerning the harmonization of statutory recall election provisions with the recall provisions in the state constitution to reflect the manner in which contemporary elections are conducted, and, in connection therewith, aligning circulator regulation and petition requirements with initiative and referendum circulator and petition requirements.|
|SB-14160||Transitional Living Program For Brain Injured||Newell/Primavera||Concerning removing limitations on a transitional living program for a person with a brain injury.|
|SB-14161||Update Uniform Election Code Of 1992||Ulibarri & Johnston/Hullinghors||Concerning the modernization of provisions of the "uniform election code of 1992" that ensure voter access for eligible electors, and, in connection therewith, reducing the deadline by which a voter registration application must be submitted via certain methods, altering procedures pertaining to national changeofaddress searches, allowing emergency ballots to be obtained for nonmedical reasons, amending provisions relating to military and overseas voters, increasing the penalty for providing false residential information, making the aiding or abetting the provision of false residential information a new felony offense, and making and reducing appropriations.|
|SB-14165||K12 Academic Growth Performance Evaluation 201415||Johnston & Kerr/Murray & Peniston||Concerning the percentage at which to rate the student academic growth standard for the purpose of licensed personnel performance evaluations in the 201415 academic year.|
|HB-141034||Wine Packaging Permits||Williams/Jahn||Concerning the creation of a wine packaging permit to allow certain alcohol beverage licensees to package wine produced by another wine manufacturer, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.|
|HB-141061||Eliminate Prison For Inability To Pay Fines||Salazar/Guzman||Concerning sentences imposing monetary payments in criminal actions, and, in connection therewith, eliminating prison sentences for persons who are unable to pay criminal monetary penalties.|
|HB-141095||CBI Cyber Crime Jurisdiction||Kagan & Gardner/Newell||Concerning the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's authority to investigate computer crime, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation|
|HB-141101||Community Solar Garden Business Personal Property Tax Exemption||Tyler/Schwartz||Concerning a partial business personal property tax exemption for community solar gardens.|
|HB-141130||Foreclosure Cure Remit Unpaid Fees To Borrower||McCann/Ulibarri||Concerning the disposition of moneys charged to borrowers for costs to be paid in connection with foreclosure.|
|HB-141162||Protect Rape Victim Where Child Conceived||Landgraf/Carroll||Concerning protection of the victim of a sexual assault in cases where a child was conceived as a result of the sexual assault, and, in connection therewith, making legislative changes in response to the study by and the report of the recommendations from the task force on children conceived through rape.|
|HB-141181||Sunset Continue Nursephysician Adv Task Force||Schafer/Kefalas||Concerning the sunset review of the nursephysician advisory task force for Colorado health care, and, in connection therewith, continuing the task force through September 1, 2020.|
|HB-141266||Valuebased Crime Threshold Level Changes||McCann & Gardner/Newell & King||Concerning the penalties for certain valuebased offenses, and, in connection therewith, reducing an appropriation.|
|HB-141284||Legislative License Plate Registration Number||Tyler & Coram/Todd & Crowder||Concerning registration with the department of revenue of distinguished license plates issued to members of the colorado general assembly.|
|HB-141290||Telepharmacy Remote Pharmacy Outlet||Becker/Roberts||Concerning an addition to the definition of "other outlet" to enable the operation of a remotely located telepharmacy outlet.|
|HB-141291||Permit Charter Schools Hire Armed School Security||McLachlan & Humphrey/Renfroe & Tochtrop||Concerning authorizing a charter school to employ a school security officer by contract to carry a concealed handgun if the person has a valid concealed carry permit.|
|HB-141295||Foreclosure Loan Single Contact No Dual Tracking||McCann/Ulibarri||Concerning residential mortgage foreclosures, and, in connection therewith, requiring a single point of contact and prohibiting dual tracking.|
|HB-141307||Recategorize Mineral County As Class V County||Vigil/Crowder||Concerning the recategorization of mineral county for the purpose of statutory provisions fixing the salaries of county officers.|
|HB-141312||Continue Foreclosure Deferment Program||Williams/Ulibarri||Concerning efforts to reduce the number of foreclosures in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, continuing the foreclosure deferment program.|
|HB-141319||Outcomesbased Funding For Higher Education||Ferrandino & Holbert/Lambert & Todd||Concerning the creation of an outcomesbased funding model for higher education, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing appropriations|
|HB-141327||Measures Expand Deployment Communication Networks||Williams & Murray/Scheffel & Tochtrop||Concerning measures to expand the deployment of communication networks, and, in connection therewith, enacting the "broadband deployment act" and making an appropriation.|
|HB-141329||Deregulate Internet Protocol Emerging Technology Telecommunication||Williams & Murray/Kerr & Scheffel||Concerning the exemption of certain internetprotocolenabled services from oversight by the public utilities commission, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.|
|HB-141330||Updating Telecommunications Technology Language||Williams/Tochtrop||Concerning an update of telecommunications terminology for intrastate telecommunications services.|
|HB-141331||Regulate Basic Local Exchange Service||Williams & Murray/ Nicholson & Kerr||Concerning the regulation of basic local exchange service as it affects effective competition, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.|
|HB-141345||Higher Ed Funding Transfer Authority||JBC||Concerning authority for the Department of Higher Education to transfer moneys allocated to the governing board of an institution of higher education between the governing board's appropriation for its feeforservice contracts and the governing board's spending authority for college opportunity stipends as a result of increases or decreases in student enrollment at the institution of higher education.|
|HB-141354||County Clerk Standing Jud Review SOS Election Action||Buckner & Gardner/Aguilar & Crowder||Concerning the ability of a county clerk and recorder to seek judicial review of final action by the secretary of state relating to elections.|
For a complete list of Hickenlooper’s 2014 legislation decisions, visit www.colorado.gov/governor.