2007 Legislation - Colorado House of Representatives
Representative Looper - Prime Sponsored Bills
1068 - Would protect private property rights by making it more difficult for companies to condemn land for a toll road. Senate Committee on Transportation postponed indefinitely on March 22, 2007.
Amendment by Looper to protect Private Property Rights-1036 - Prohibits the state and specified political subdivisions otherwise possessing the power of eminent domain from exercising such power that results in the acquisition of appropriated water rights.
Passed 3rd Reading 2/26. Request a Conference Committee on April 3, 2007
1156 - Would require the seller of a residential home to provide information about the source of the water and if it is from a well, they must provide well depth, permit number, and anticipated life. House Third Reading Passed 64-0. Conference Committee agreed to re-pass bill with amendments (April 17, 2007). Sent to the governor on May 1, 2007.
HJR 1009 - urges the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs to build a national veterans' cemetery in the Pikes Peak region. Signed by the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate
Representative Looper - Co-Sponsored Bills
- 1110 - Remedies for the owner of private real property for diminution in the value of property caused by land use regulations imposed by public entities. Failed in Local Government Committee
- 1252 - Requires oil and gas properties to employ practices that minimize the damage and intrusion to the land when working on private property or when alternate methods are feasible. Passed 3rd Reading 2/28. House considered Senate amendments and re-passed on April 18, 2007.
- 1180 - Requires the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission to promulgate rules to ensure the accuracy of oil and gas production reporting by establishing standards for wellhead oil and gas measurement reporting.Passed 3rd Reading 2/12. Senate Third Reading Passed on April 18, 2007.
MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS
HB1232-Allows any school district to apply to the Department of Education for military dependent supplemental pupil enrollment aid for the cost of education pupils who are enrolled in the district as of February first of the applicable budget year. Passed House and Sentate.
- 1251 - Makes the statutory changes necessary to implement the property tax exemption for qualifying disabled veterans. Sent to Governor on April 12, 2007
- 1163- In state tuition for persons in the military. A member of the armed forces or a depended of the member eligible for instate tuition as a state institution of higher education if the member is transferred to Colorado on a temporary duty assignment. All members of the Colorado National Guard and their dependents are eligible for in-state tuition. Passed in House and Senate.
- 1253- Prohibits insurance carriers from denying coverage to an individual based solely on membership in the uniformed services of United States.
AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK & NATURAL RESOURCES
1036-Restricting the ability of governmental bodies to acquire specified water rights through the exercise of the power of eminent domain. No concurrence in Conference Committee.
- 1132 - Authorizes water court judges to include conditions in their decrees that address decreases in water quality resulting from a change in the use of a water right under specific conditions. Governor signed 3/12/07
- 1182 - Approving the species conservation eligibility list, recapitlizing the species conservation trust fund and making an appropriation. Passed House and Senate
- 1223 - Requires the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in consultation with the Department of Public Health and Environment to promulgate rules to minimize the adverse impacts to the health, safety, and welfare of the general public of oil and gas operation. Postponed Indefinitely in Senate.
- 1228 - Requires the PUC to develop a policy to establish incentives for consumers who produce distributed generation, including small wind turbines, thermal biomass, electric biomass and solar thermal energy. Passed House and Senate.
- 1145 - Would require the State Board of Land Commissioners to examine land under
their control and identify land suitable for developing qualified renewable energy resources. Sent to Governor on April 16, 2007
- 1277 - Would exempt from the sales and use tax the purchase of any infrastructure required to create a clean room in a manufacturing facility.
1325 - Increase in the property tax exemption for business personal property. Senate Committee on State, Veterans & Military Affairs Postponed Indefinitely.
HB1066-Concerning Reimbursement for supplemental on-line education courses, and making an appropriation in connection therewith.
HB1243-This bill creates the "STEM" (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) After-School Grant Program in the Colorado office of economic development. The STEM programs are educational activities and competitions that focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics after regular school hours.
1066 - Extends the repeal date for reimbursement of supplemental on-line education courses.
Passed 3rd Reading 2/9. Awaiting action by Senate Committee of the Whole (April 17, 2007).
1059 - Creates the school security infrastructure grant program.Passed 3rd Reading 2/14. Awaiting action by Senate Committee on Appropriations on March 15, 2007
1028 - A Police Officer and Firefighter's beneficiary designation shall be irrevocable unless there is a change in marital status changes. Any individual who retired unmarried but changes their marital status may elect options within 180 days of the change in status.Passed 3rd Reading 2/20. Sent to Governor 3/5
1030 - Requires all contribution deposits for police officers' and firefighters' new hire pension planes and the statewide death and disability plan to be made 10 days following the payment of salary to the member. Signed by Governor on March 29, 2007
1031 - Specifies that a governing body of an emergency service provider may adopt and administer a volunteer service award plan for bona fide volunteers who provide qualified emergency services.
Passed 3rd reading 1/23 Senate. Third Reading Passed 2/22.
HB1011 - Creates a presumption that an occupant who uses deadly physical force against an intruder at the occupants place of business. Passed 3rd Reading 2/14. Senate Committee on State, Veterans and Military Affairs postponed indefinitely.
1253 - Prohibits an insurance carrier from denying coverage to an individual solely based on that individual's membership in the uniformed services of the United States.
Passed 3rd Reading 2/16. Senate Third Reading Passed 3/2. Signed by Governor on April 2, 2007
1021 - Creates the Prescription Drug Information and Technical Assistant Program to provide advice about prescription drugs to Medicaid clients.
Passed 3rd Reading 2/23. Awaiting action by Senate Committee of the Whole (April 17, 2007).
1025 - Would require the Colorado Department of Human Services to create rules governing the methodology by which counties may negotiate rates, services, and outcomes with child welfare providers. Sent to Governor on April 16, 2007
1039 - Conforming the Long-Term Care Insurance Act to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Act. Signed by Governor on March 26, 2007.
1040 - Processes for persons who are not legally present in this country, passed in House & Senate.
MUNICIPALITIES, SPECIAL DISTRICTS AND COMMISSIONS
1097 - Authorizes a motor vehicle that is registered as a collectors' item to use the original license plates if such plates are at least 50 years old.Passed 3rd Reading 1/22. Waiting on action by Senate Committee on Appropriations (March 8, 2007).
1159 -- Requires all special district ballot issue elections to be conducted either as part of a coordinated election or in accordance with the provisions of the "Mail Ballot Election Act."
Passed 3rd Reading 2/28. House considered Senate amendments and re-passed (April 3, 2007).
1150 - Creates the renewable energy and infrastructure authority and allows the authority to issue and sell revenue bonds and to make loans for the development of electric transmission lines.
House Third Reading Passed 2/9. Conference Committee requested on April 18, 2007.
1197 - Allows a board of county commissioners to adopt an ordinance requiring a storm water management program.Signed by Governor on April 9, 2007
1334 - Allows a county to seek voter approval to impose up to a 2 percent sales tax to fund improvements made by a local government public safety organization. The bill specifies that money from the sales tax must be spent exclusively on improvements made by a local government public safety organization and prohibits the use of any pubic money to promote or urge voters to approve a public safety improvement tax. Passed in House and Senate.