2020 Legislature Jan 18


These are just a few bills that caught our attention in this year’s legislative session so far.

You can go to the legislature’s website to read these and other bills at




To express your views on any particular matter you can contact:


Rep. Marc Catlin at marc.catlin.house@state.co.us



Sen. Don Coram at don.coram.senate@state.co.us


HB20-1001 Nicotine Product Regulation

Raises age to 21 (emancipated at 18); raises fines from $1000 to $15000; sets up license to sell; more entrapment ala liquor stores

HB20-1006 Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants

Utilize the mental health consultants, through on-site visits, to support a variety of early childhood settings and practices from the prenatal period through 8 years of age.

HB20-1008 Health Care Cost-sharing Consumer Protections

Report specified information to the commissioner of insurance  regarding its operations, financial statements, membership, and medical bills submitted, paid, and denied; aimed at Medi-Share for one

*HB20-1031 Replace Columbus Day With New State Holiday

Another attack on culture and tradition; contains ‘safety clause’

***HB20-1033 Live And Let Live Act

Addresses situation with ‘Masterpiece Bake Shop’; protects from Government discrimination on basis of religion————U.S. 1st amend   CO Sec 2

***HB20-1040 Concealed Handguns On School Grounds

Removes restrictions

HB20-1060 Natural Organic Reduction Human Remains

Composting dead bodies seems creepy

**HB20-1062 Colorado Student Free Expression Law

U.S. 1st amend——-CO Sec 2

*HB20-1063 Fundamental Family Rights In Colorado

Aimed at protecting from Government overreach

*HB20-1068 Born Alive Child Physician Relationship

Dr must treat a child born alive (abortion) same as any other patient

**HB20-1070 Local Government Liable Fracking Ban Oil And Gas Moratorium

Local government must pay lost royalties

Due process clauses———–takings clauses

**HB20-1075 Protect Human Life At Conception

And nullifies any Federal law, rule, treaty, or judgment to the contrary

Due process clauses

*HB20-1081 Multilingual Ballot Access

Ridiculous.  Learn English and American culture and obtain citizenship  before we let you vote

***HB20-1098 Prohibition On Abortion After Twenty-two Weeks

Due process clauses

***HB20-1099 Repeal Ammunition Magazine Prohibition

U.S. 2nd amend————CO Sec 2

*HB20-1114 Protect Minors From Mutilation And Sterilization

Prohibits sex reassignment

HB20-1126 Local Control Approvals Oil And Gas Applications

State must approve permit passed locally

HB20-1135 Replace High School Social Studies Assessment

Adds citizenship test to State assessment tests

HB20-1142 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Establishes fees from insurers to fund an enterprise

*HB20-1144 Parent’s Bill Of Rights

**HB20-1147 Reasonable Independence For Children In Activities

Good idea, open to misinterpretation by authorities———–free range parenting

Neither Constitution gives authority to interfere in reasonable parenting style

*HB20-1149 16-year-olds Voting In School District Elections

Not mature enough to buy certain products, enlist, etc then not to vote either

SB20-002 Rural Economic Development Initiative Grant Program

As if we don’t have enough already

SB20-004 Post-secondary Education Loan Repayment Assistance

So Colorado taxpayers without a degree will pay for those who do

*SB20-020 Reduce The State Income Tax Rate

4.63 to 4.49

*SB20-049 Senior Property Tax Exemption Medical Necessity

Restores property tax exemption if senior must move due to medical reasons

SB20-054 Rural Development Grant Program Creation

This never works, otherwise we would have succeeded with the other programs

**SB20-064 Authority Attorney General Challenge Fed-reviewed Mergers And Antitrust

Feds regulate interstate commerce

U.S. Art1 Sec 8

**SB20-083 Prohibit Courthouse Civil Arrest

Seems like a slam at I.C.E., feds enforce immigration law

U.S. Art 1 Sec 8

**SB20-100 Repeal The Death Penalty

Death penalty is not a deterrent because we don’t use it.  It has worked every time we did

Due process clauses

*SB20-105 Daylight Saving Time Observed Year Round

SB20-108 Landlord Prohibitions Tenant Citizenship Status


** = Constitutional concerns

* = Kill Committee

HB 20-1001 thru 1163       at least 19 bills deal with school or childhood issues

SB 20-101 thru 113           at least 17 bills deal with school or childhood issues