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CUA has been advocating for Colorado consumers at the state legislature since we were founded. Each year, we analyze bills that are being considered and talk to legislators about those which are within the scope of our mission.
Below you will find a list of bills that are being considered during this legislative session and CUA’s position on these bills, if we have one. There is also a section below for bills that may be of interest to you, but that CUA is not taking a position about. Those are provided for information only.
We encourage our members to contact your representatives on any issue that concerns you. Visit this page to learn how to contact your representatives.
We also encourage you to contact representatives that serve on the committees that are hearing each bill, or that you consider going to the capitol to testify on bills that impact you personally. For each bill, we are listing which committee the bill is going to next.
Bills that CUA is supporting:
Two similar bills were originally introduced that to help to protect minors and vulnerable people from identity theft. The two bills, HB-1129 and HB-1090 were both scrapped in favor of the compromise bill:
We are happy to report that this bill passed and should be signed into law.
HB18-1001 FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program
Each employee in the state will pay a premium determined by the director of the division by rule, which premium is based on a percentage of the employee's yearly wages and must not initially exceed .99%. The premiums are deposited into the family and medical leave insurance fund from which family and medical leave benefits are paid to eligible individuals. The director may also impose a solvency surcharge by rule if determined necessary to ensure the soundness of the fund. The division is established as an enterprise, and premiums paid into the fund are not considered state revenues for purposes of the taxpayer's bill of rights (TABOR).
Next Step: House Finance Committee, March 7th
A taxpayer who makes a monetary contribution to promote child care in the state is allowed an income tax credit that is equal to 50% of the total value of the contribution. This exemption is currently available for income tax years that commence prior to January 1, 2020. The bill extends the credit for 5 years.
Next Step: House Appropriations; TBD, 2018
Concerning the requirement that a residential landlord provide a tenant with specified documents relevant to the landlord-tenant relationship, and, in connection therewith, specifying rent receipts and copies of any written lease agreement as documents that must be provided.
We are happy to report that this billed passed and was signed into law by the Governor on March 22.
HB18-1217 Income Tax Credit For Employer 529 Contributions
Bills that did not pass
SB18-120 Time Period For Tenant To Cure Unpaid Rent
SB18-147 Educator Loan Forgiveness Program