June 5 Bills Important for Support

 

CSLC Bill Positions

June 5, 2020

 

SUPPORT

 

Senate Bill 20-009   Senators Rachel Zenzinger & Bob Rankin and Rep Barbara McLachlan

EXPAND ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM

Expands one of the two existing state Adult Education Grant Programs, established in 2014, to include not only the current partnerships with post-secondary institutions and job training and placement programs, but also partnerships with K-12 schools, since many of these students are caregivers to students and working to improve their basic literacy and numeracy skills themselves. 

Fiscal Note: None as Amended. On governor’s desk.

 

Senate Bill 20-029 Senators Rhonda Fields and Dominick Moreno and Representative James Coleman and Monica Duran

COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR COLORADO WORK PROGRAM

As amended, would give a one time supplemental payment of $500 of those currently on TANF

Fiscal note: Approximately $4 million from TANF State Reserve (federal dollars). 

Passed Senate. In House Education

 

Senate Bill 20-100 Senators Julie Gonzales and Jack Tate and Representative Jennie Arndt and Adrienne Benavidez

REPEAL THE DEATH PENALTY

Repeals the Colorado Death Penalty

Fiscal Note: None.  Passed legislature, signed into law

 

Senate Bill 20-217 Senators LeRoy Garcia and Rhonda Fields and Representative Herod and Gonzales-Gutierrez

ENHANCE LAW ENFORCEMENT INTEGRITY

This bill promotes law enforcement accountability and transparency by mandating use  of body cameras to record interactions with the public; departments must track and record data on use of force, stops and searches and forcible entry into homes; names allowable conditions for use of deadly force, requires decertification of officers convicted of violent crimes, disallowing qualified immunity, and maintaining a state database of officers terminated for cause , or found to be untruthful.

Fiscal note: $1.6 million in 2020-2021, $1.2 million in 2021-2022. In Senate Appropriations

 

House Bill 20-1009 Representative Dominique Jackson and Senator Faith Winter 

SUPPRESSING COURT RECORDS OF EVICTION PROCEEDINGS

Suppresses from public view courts records of proceedings which do not actual result in eviction. Also suppresses records of eviction if both parties agree to suppress record.

Fiscal note:    None   

Passed legislature, signed into law

 

House Bill 20-1203   Representatives Emily Sirota and Matt Grey and Senator Julie Gonzales

HELPING FAMILIES GET AHEAD ACT

Doubles the state Earned Income Tax Credit and begins to actually pay the Colorado Child Tax Credit.

Pays for it by decoupling from new federal tax law allowing a 20% deduction on income for pass-through corporations.

Fiscal note: $155 million cost paid for by closing state income tax loophole for pass through corporations of about the same amount). 

In House Appropriations.  Will be killed and replaced by a new bill, doubling the EITC for Tax Year 2023, using closed Corporate tax loopholes for the State General Fund shortfall for the next couple years.

 

WAS FOR VOTE TO SUPPORT ON MARCH 9, 

WHEN OUR MEETINGS CEASED 

 

Senate Bill 20-163 Senators Julie Gonzales and Kevin Priola and Representative Mullica

SCHOOL ENTRY IMMUNIZATIONS

The bill directs the Department of Public Health and Environment to make modifications to school entry immunization documents and processes. To increase the rate of childhood immunizations in Colorado

Fiscal note: 2020-21- $48,837; 2021-22- $26,555 

House Health Insurance

 

House Bill 20-1332 Representatives Leslie Herod and Dominique Jackson & Senator Rhonda Fields

PROHIBIT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION SOURCE OF INCOME 

Prohibits source of income discrimination in housing.

House Finance

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