DENVER — Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 — Gov. Jared Polis signed these bills into law yesterday.







Recreation Of The Colorado Water Institute

Rep. Arndt; Sen. Ginal

The Colorado water institute was created in 1981 and automatically repealed in 2017. The bill recreates the institute.


Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Age

Sen. Scott; Rep. Saine

The bill authorizes the department of revenue to adopt rules authorizing a person who is at least 18 years of age but under 21 years of age to be licensed to drive a commercial vehicle in interstate commerce if the person holds a commercial driver's license and operation of a commercial  vehicle in interstate commerce by a person in that age range is permitted under federal law.


Board Of Health Approval For Legal Services

Sen. Moreno, Sen. Zenzinger; Rep. McKean

The bill removes the requirement that the state board of health (state board) approve the retention of counsel when the executive director of the department of public health and environment seeks to bring an action to enjoin, prosecute, or enforce public health laws or standards and the local district attorney fails to act.The bill also removes the requirement that an agency, through its county or district board of health or through

its public health director, acquire the approval of the state board before retaining counsel to defend the agency and its officers and employees against actions brought against them.


Allow On And Off Premises Beer License Rural Areas

Rep. McKean; Sen. Holbert

Recent legislation (Senate Bill 18-243) terminated the licensing of retailers to sell fermented malt beverages (formerly known as "3.2 beer" but now including all beer) for consumption on and off a licensed premises, requiring the holder of such a license to combine its renewal application with an application to convert the license into either a license to sell for consumption on the licensed premises or a license to sell for consumption off the licensed premises.


Clarify Radiation Advisory Committee Compensation

Rep. Hooton; Sen. McKean

The bill clarifies that members of the radiation advisory committee are reimbursed for necessary and actual expenses incurred in attendance at meetings or for authorized business of the committee.


Enactment of CRS 2018

Sen. Lee; Rep. Herod

This bill enacts the softbound volumes of the Colorado Revised Statutes 2018 and the Special Supplement 2018 as the positive and statutory law of the state of Colorado and establishes the effective date of said publications.

HJR 19-1005

Water Projects Eligibility Lists

Rep. Roberts; Sen. Donovan

Concerning water projects eligibility lists.