March 30, 2021 Bill Positions from CSLC Will Be Voted on April 5 at Noon Follow Link: “registration” on cslc.org to get the link Please Let Us Know Whatever Are Your Concerns: You Can Also Connect With Us on FACEBOOK

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CSLC Bill Positions

March 30, 2021

SUPPORT

Senate Bill 21-173 Senators Julie Gonzales & Dominick Moreno and Reps Yadira Caraveo and
Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez
RIGHTS IN RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENTS
Limits late fees, prohibits evictions solely for unpaid late fees, adds financial penalty for illegal lock-outs by landlords, give
renters more time to come up with rent to avoid eviction; eliminates bond requirement for court proceedings, bans lease
clauses that provide financial incentives to landlords to evict.
Fiscal Note: Was about $200,000 in initial bill, but amendments reduced costs substantially.
In Senate Appropriations
Senate Bill 21-175 Senators Sonya Jaquez Lewis and Julie Gonzales and Representative Yadira
Caraveo and Chris Kennedy
PRESCRIPTION DRUG AFFORDABILITY REVIEW BOARD
Creates an independent panel of experts to conduct affordability reviews and set upper payment limits for the most
unaffordable drugs in Colorado. Manufacturers can appeal.
Fiscal Note: $793,569 in 2021-2; $481,479 in 2022-23
Senate Appropriations Committee
House Bill 21-1054 Representative Dominique Jackson and Senator Julie Gonzales
HOUSING PUBLIC BENEFIT VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT
Creates exception for housing programs on requirement that applicants for public benefits verify lawful presence in the US
unless otherwise required by federal law.
Fiscal note: None
Senate Third
House Bill 21-1117 Representatives Susan Lontine & Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez & Senators Julie
Gonzales & Robert Rodriguez
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY PROMOTE AFFORDABLE

HOUSING UNITS
Clarifies that the existing authority of cities and counties to plan for and regulate the use of land includes the authority to
regulate development or redevelopment in order to promote the construction of new affordable housing units. 
Fiscal note: None.
Senate State Affairs
House Bill 21-1121 Representatives Dominique Jackson and Iman Jodeh and Senator Julie Gonzales
RESIDENTIAL TENANCY PROCEDURES
Requires 10 days to execute Writ of restitution in evictions’ Limits rent increases to one annually.
Fiscal note: None
House Second

House Bill 21- 1150 Representative Iman Jodeh
COLORADO OFFICE OF NEW AMERICANS

Formally creates the Office of New Americans in the Department of Labor, but with a broad mission including economic
stability, and successful economic, social, linguistic, and cultural integration of immigrants and refugees in Colorado.
Fiscal Note: TBD
House State Affairs
House Bill 21-1194 Representatives Kerry Tipper and Naquetta Ricks and Senator Dominick Moreno
IMMIGRATION LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
Creates a grant program to provide representation to some of the indigent individuals in immigration deportation hearings
in Colorado. 30% is also designated for preventative legal work outside metro Denver.
Fiscal Note: $100,000/yr
House Judiciary Committee
House Bill 21-1198 Representative Iman Jodeh and Senators Janet Buckner and Chris Kolker
HEALTH CARE BILLING REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIGENT PATIENTS
Sets an enforceable standard for discounted care. Ensures that hospital providers screen patients that want assistance for
public coverage and discounts. Prohibits collection action unless they have screen patients and offered a fair payment
plan first.
Fiscal Note: TBD
House Health Insurance Committee
House Bill 21-1232 Representatives Dylan Roberts and Iman Jodeh and Senator Kerry Donovan
STANDARDIZED HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN COLORADO OPTION
In this two-staged bill, the Division of Insurance would create a standardized plan for 2023 with input from stakeholders.
The plan would be offered in the individual and small group markets, and be designed to reduce health disparities. At the

same time, insurance carriers would be directed to lower premiums by 10% the first year, compared with average
premiums in 2021, and by 20% the second year. If those targeted savings were not achieved, the state would stand up
the Colorado option, in which the standardized plan would be offered and limitations to reimbursement to providers would
be imposed by the Commissioner of Insurance in order to achieve the desired 20% reduction in premium costs.
Fiscal Note: TBD
House Health Insurance Committee

OPPOSED
House Bill 21-1191 Reps Kim Ransom and Tonya Van Beber
PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION COVID-19 VACCINE STATUS
Prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees or applicants based on COVID19 vaccination status.
The state or a business cannot discriminate against customers based on COVID19 Vaccinee Status.
Fiscal note: $21,904/yr
House Health Insurance

REQUEST FOR SUPPORT (Vote on April 5)

Senate Bill 21-158 Senators Jessie Danielson and Brittany Pettersen and Representatives Brianna
Titone and Monica Duran
INCREASE MEDICAL PROVIDERS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
Modifies the Colorado Health Service Corps program to include education loan repayment for geriatric advanced practice providers.
Fiscal Note:$257,841 for 2021-22; $429,611 2022—23.
Senate Appropriations

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