2018 Bills


Sponsors: Senator Jim Smallwood/Senator Nancy Todd and Rep. Tracy Kraft Tharp/Rep. Hugh McKean 

Background: In 2006 the legislature passed SB 06-020 allowing the Colorado State Board of Nursing to enter into a multi-state nurse licensure compact. The original Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) was an agreement between 25 states to allow a nurse with a multistate license in one compact state to practice in other NLC states. The NLC includes RN and LPN licensure only. The NLC has been operational and successful for more than 17 years. 

What does SB18-027 do? 
The bill would allow Colorado nurses to maintain their multistate license and join the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). The eNLC operates in the same way as the current NLC in that the bill allows for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPNs) to have one multistate license in their home state with the ability to practice in their home state and other eNLC states. This modern version of the original compact increases access to care, protects patient safety and reduces costs while supporting state-of-the-art health care delivery for today and in the future. 

SB18-027 must be passed by January 19, 2018. 



Good news from DORA! The FBI has approved the fingerprint process and applications will now make their way through the system. 

A big thanks is owed to DORA for working quickly to make sure newly licensed nurses are not held up in this process. 

HB 18-1034 Career & Technical Ed Capital Grant Program 

Sponsors: Rep. Hugh McKean/Rep. Phil Covarrubias and Senator Priola

What does HB18-1034 do? This bill would provide funding for capital construction (bricks and mortar) for technical schools to expand the physical presence for technical and trades educational opportunities.
STATUS:Assigned to Education - No hearing scheduled; Assigned to Appropriations - No hearing scheduled
HB 18-1057 Disclosure Of Information For Asset Recovery

Sponsors: Rep. Hugh McKean and Senator Coram

What does HB18-1057 do? Gives collection agents access to the state employment database through a process that ensures proper authorization and security of that information.
STATUS: Passed Judiciary 2/8/18. Referred to Finance, No hearing scheduled

HB 18-1137 Reporting Requirements DOT & DPS To GA

Sponsors: Rep. Hugh McKean and Senator Zenzinger

Background: This is a bill from the Statutory Revision Committee. This committee looks at our State Statutes and systematically refers bills to clarify or delete obsolete staturory language.

What does HB18-1037 do? This bill clarifies the reporting requirements for the Department of Transportation and Department of Public Safety.

STATUS: Passed State Affairs 2/8/18, Referred to the Committee of the Whole, No hearing scheduled
HB 18-1140 Public Official Personal Surety Bonds

Sponsors: Rep. Hugh McKean and Senator Moreno

Background: This is also a bill from the Statutory Revision Committee. We had this same question before us last year in reference to the position of State Engineer.  That requirement was removed.
What does HB18-1140 do? Deletes an obsolete requirement for certain public officials to post a personal surety bond.

STATUS: Passed State Affairs 2/8/18. Referred to the Committee of the Whole, No hearing scheduled
SB 18-095 Outdated References To "Illegitimate" Children

Sponsors: Senator Zinzinger/Senator Martinez Humenik and Rep. Hugh McKean/Rep. Hooton

Description: This is an example of a bill that we run to clean up obsolete language.  The use of the term illegitimate is one that carries a pergorative connotation and there is no need to continue its use.

What does SB18-095 do? Removes the  word "illegitimate".

STATUS: Assigned to Judiciary - Scheduled to be heard 2/7/18
SB 18-122 Deputy Sheriffs No Peace Officer Standards And Training Certification

Sponsors: Senator Martinez Humenik and Rep. Hugh McKean

Background: Two provisions of current law require deputy sheriffs to be certified by the peace officers standards and training (P.O.S.T.) board, but another provision describes the authority of a 'noncertified deputy sheriff'. The bill clarifies that some deputy sheriffs may serve without P.O.S.T. certification under certain circumstances.
What does SB18-122 do? HB 18-122 clarifies that under certain circumstances deputy sheriffs may serve without peace officers standards and training. This bill further clarifies that noncertified deputy sheriffs may be employed if their authority is limited to duties assigned by the chief of police, sheriff, or the chief executive of a law enforcement agency.

STATUS: Assigned to Judiciary-Scheduled to be heard 2/5/18
SB 18-150 Voter Registration Individuals Crimminal Justice System

Sponsors: Senator Fenberg/Senator Lundberg and Rep. McKean/Rep. Lee


What does SB18-150 do? SB 18-150 allows a person on parole to preregister to vote.  A person who preregisters is required to meet the same requirements as a person who registers. When the Secretary of State receives notice that a person who has preregistered to vote has been released from parole, the person is automatically registered to vote. The Division of Adult Parole is required to provide information to individuals on parole about their right to preregister to vote. 

STATUS: Assigned to State Affairs-Scheduled to be heard 2/12/18
HB 18-1190 Modify Job Creation Main Street Revitalization

Sponsors: Rep. Esgar/Rep. McKean and Senator Tate/Senator Garcia


What does HB 18-1190 do? 

STATUS: Assigned to Finance, Scheduled to be heard 2/21/18
Provider Access To Colorado Benefits Management System

Sponsors: Rep. McKean and Senator Jahn


What does  do? 

STATUS: Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services, No hearing scheduled
HB 18-1235 Sunset Custom Meat Processing

Sponsors: Rep. Hansen/Rep. McKean and Senator Scott


What does  do? 

STATUS: Assigned to House Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources, Scheduled to be heard 2/26/18

SB 18-037 Sentences For Habitual Crimminals

Sponsors: Senator Kagan and Rep. Lee/Rep. McKean


What does  do? 

STATUS: Assigned to Judiciary-Scheduled to be heard 2/12/18