CSLC Bill Positions
June 19, 2020
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 $8.4 million from TANF State Reserve (federal dollars); capped at no more than $10 million
On Governor’s desk.
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, capping qualified immunity, and maintaining a state database of officers terminated for cause , or found to be untruthful.
Fiscal note: $703,360 in 2020-2021, $2.6 million in 2021-2022. $2.8 million in 2022-23
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).
This bill was killed and replaced by HB20-1420. It increases the State EITC from 10%- 15% beginning Tax Year2022 and extends eligibility for those without a work-authorized Social Security Number beginning in Tax Year 2021. HB 1420 implements a means tested delinking of Corporate Tax breaks in the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the CARES act to pay for this. EITC expansion for ITIN filers will cost $15.7 million per year. Increasing the EITC from 10% to 15% will cost $42 million. Money recaptured by partial closure of the link to Federal Corporate tax breaks will also go into the State Education for the next two years – $113 million will transfer in on March 2021 and $23 million will transfer in on March 2022. .
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
On Governor’s desk
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.
Fiscal note: $11,474 in 2020-2021; $29,075 in 2022