Gov. Polis signs bills into law

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis signed the following bills into law.







Restore Voting Rights Parolees

Rep. Herod / Sen. Fenberg

Concerning the voting rights of persons serving a sentence of parole, and in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Limits On Job Applicant Criminal History Inquiries

Reps. Melton & Herod / Sens. Foote & Rodriguez

Concerning the timing of an inquiry into a job applicant's criminal history, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Inquiry Into College Applicant Criminal History

Sens. Rodriguez & Tate / Reps. Herod & Soper

Concerning an inquiry into a college applicant's nonacademic conduct prior to admission.


Parole Changes

Sens. Gonzales & Lee / Rep. Herod

Concerning changes related to parole release to alleviate prison population issues, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Sexual Assault While In Custody Or Detained

Rep. Herod / Sen. Danielson

Concerning sex offenses committed by a peace officer, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Prompt Pretrial Liberty And Fairness

Sens. Bridges & Marble / Reps. Herod & Gonzales-Gutierrez

Concerning defendants' rights related to pretrial bond.


Use CSP II To House Inmates In An Emergency

Sens. Garcia & Hisey / Reps. Herod & Wilson

Concerning measures to address prison population management issues, and, in connection therewith, authorizing the emergency use of the Centennial south campus of the Centennial correctional facility to house inmates.


Colorado Second Chance Scholarship

Sens. Moreno & Bridges / Reps. Exum & Tipper  

Concerning the creation of the Colorado second chance scholarship in the pursuit of higher education for youth previously committed to the division of youth services, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Offense Level For Controlled Substance Possession

Sens. Marble & Lee / Reps. Herod and Sandridge

Concerning changing the penalty for certain violations pursuant to the "Uniform Controlled Substances Act of 2013", and, in connection therewith, making and reducing an appropriation.


Reimburse Expenses Restorative Justice Council

Sen. Court / Rep. Arndt

Concerning allowing reimbursement for expenses for members of the restorative justice coordinating council.


State Court Administrator Reminder Program

Sens. Lee & Cooke / Reps. Benavidez & Carver

Concerning requiring the state court administrator to administer a program to remind criminal defendants to appear in court as scheduled, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Juvenile Justice Reform

Sens. Lee & Gardner / Reps. Michaelson Jenet & Soper

Concerning changes to improve outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Increased Eligibility For Criminal Record Sealing

Sen. Lee / Reps. Weissman & Soper

Concerning increased eligibility for the sealing of criminal justice records by individuals who are not under supervision, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Victim Notification Criminal Proceedings

Reps. Sullivan & Baisley / Sens. Foote & Cooke

Concerning eliminating requirements that victims must opt in to effect their rights in criminal proceedings, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Colorado Refugee Services Program

Sen. Moreno / Rep. Herod

Concerning the Colorado refugee services program.


More Colorado Road And Community Safety Act Offices

Sens. Coram & Moreno / Reps. Galindo & Singer

Concerning the issuance by the department of revenue of identification documents to people who are not lawfully present in Colorado on a permanent basis, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Protect Colorado Residents From Federal Government Overreach

Sens. Foote & J. Gonzales / Reps. Benavidez & Gonzales

Concerning clarification of the authority of criminal justice officials with respect to the enforcement of certain federal civil laws.


Law Enforcement Information Sharing Grant Program

Sen. Fields / Rep. Benavidez

Concerning the creation of the law enforcement, public safety, and criminal justice information sharing grant program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Remedying Improper Guilty Pleas

Sen. Gonzales / Rep. Tipper

Concerning a remedy for improperly entered guilty pleas, and in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Inclusion Of American Minorities In Teaching Civil Government

Reps. Gonzales-Gutierrez & Buentello / Sen. Gonzales

Concerning the inclusion of matters relating to American minorities in the teaching of social contributions in civil government in public schools, and, in connection therewith, establishing the history, culture, social contributions, and civil government in education commission to make recommendations to include the history, culture, and social contributions of American Indians, Latinos, African Americans, and Asian Americans, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals within these minority groups, the contributions and persecution of religious minorities, and the intersectionality of significant social and cultural features within these communities, in the teaching and content standards for history and civics, and making an appropriation.


Interest On Orders Of Restitution

Reps. Melton & Gonzales-Gutierrez / Sen. Lee

Concerning interest on orders of restitution, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Juvenile Record Expungement Clean-up

Reps. Gonzales-Gutierrez & Bockenfeld / Sens. Lee & Cooke

Concerning expungement of juvenile records, and, in connection therewith, making clarifying changes to the expungement process and procedure and clarifying that juvenile record expungement applies to municipal courts.


Admissibility Of Statements By A Juvenile

Reps. Gonzales-Gutierrez & Michaelson Jenet / Sen. Gonzales

Concerning the admissibility of statements by a juvenile.


Aligning Indian Child Welfare Act Requirements

Reps. Gonzales - Gutierrez & Catlin / Sens. Coram & Rodriguez

Concerning the alignment of compliance with the federal "Indian Child Welfare Act".


Alcohol Beverage Consumption National Western Center

Sen. Gonzales / Reps. Valdez & Humphrey

Concerning an exception to the prohibition on removing an alcohol beverage from a premises licensed to serve alcohol beverages at the national western center.


Time Requirements For Food Stamp Appeals

Sen. Gonzales / Rep. Tipper

Concerning granting the department of human services rule-making authority to amend the length of time permitted to satisfy administrative appeal requirements for the food stamp program in order to comply with federal law.


License Business Selling Its Used Motor Vehicles

Sens. Gonzales & Scott / Reps. Benavidez & Bockenfeld

Concerning the licensing of a business selling used motor vehicles that the business used for its purposes, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Lieutenant Governor Concurrent State Service

Reps. Garnett & Lontine / Sens Fenberg & Fields

Concerning the appointment of the lieutenant governor to serve concurrently as the director of the office of saving people money on health care, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Court-appointed Special Advocate Program Oversight

Reps. Singer & Michaelson Jenet / Sens. Smallwood & Donovan

Concerning administration of the court-appointed special advocate program.


Clarify Disclosure Of A Report To At-risk Adult

Reps. Kraft-Tharp & Larson / Sens. Lee & Gardner

Concerning the clarification that the disclosure of a report of the mistreatment or self-neglect of an at-risk adult shall only be made to the at-risk adult who is the subject of the report.


Telephone Users Disabilities Fund Talking Book Library

Rep. Hansen / Sen. Zenzinger

Concerning the use of money in the Colorado telephone users with disabilities fund to provide talking book library services for certain persons with disabilities, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Background Checks Persons Who Work With Children

Sens. Ginal & Hisey / Rep. Singer

Concerning matters related to background checks for persons who have contact with children.


Electronic Documents Motor Vehicle Appropriation

Sen. Bridges / Rep. Esgar

Concerning electronic documents related to the ownership of a vehicle.


Sunset Home Care Agencies

Sen. Pettersen / Rep. Kennedy

Concerning the continuation of the regulation by the department of public health and environment of entities that provide home care services, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2018 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.


Colorado Quality Apprenticeship Training Act Of 2019

Sens. Lee & Danielson / Reps. Garnett & Duran

Concerning the modification of procurement requirements for state contracts for public projects.


Apprenticeships And Vocational Technical Training

Sens. Danielson & Bridges / Reps. Sullivan & Galindo

Concerning the creation of the Colorado state apprenticeship resource directory, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Transfer Apprenticeship Credit To College Credit

Reps. Benavidez & Jaquez Lewis / Sen. Story

Concerning a requirement that the chief administrative officer of the Colorado community college system create a working group to determine the best manner in which to facilitate the transfer of earned construction industry registered apprenticeship program credit to college credit, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Improve Wages And Accountability Home Care Workers

Sens. Danielson & Moreno / Reps. Kennedy & Duran

Concerning home care agencies, and, in connection therewith, requiring certain agencies to expend a minimum percentage of their reimbursements from the "Colorado Medical Assistance Act" as wages for employees who provide direct care, requiring the department of health care policy and financing to enforce training requirements and request an increase to the reimbursement rate for certain services provided under the "Colorado Medical Assistance Act", and making an appropriation.


Local Government Minimum Wage

Reps. Melton & Galindo / Sens. Danielson & Moreno

Concerning the repeal of the prohibitions on a local government establishing minimum wage laws within its jurisdiction.


Monitoring Colorado Call Center Job Losses

Reps. Esgar & Galindo / Sen. Rodriguez

Concerning the monitoring of Colorado call center job losses.


Just Transition From Coal-based Electrical Energy Economy

Reps. Becker & Galindo / Sens. Winter & Donovan

Concerning a just transition from a coal-based electrical energy economy, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.


Employment Support Job Retention Services Program

Rep. Coleman / Sens. Fields & Priola

Concerning the creation of the employment support and job retention services program within the division of employment and training in the department of labor and employment, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.



*Click here to see the full signing statement for HB19-1263.