"This legislation will continue making
Senate Bill 99 (Morse/Ferrandino) will allow the state to create an online catalog for state procurement, which will result in significant savings.
SB 121 (White/Marostica) will help restaurants lower their operational costs by eliminating the sales and use tax for free or reduced-price meals provided to employees.
SB 162 (Schwartz/Liston) will make sure that
"Schools, hospitals and businesses cannot succeed where there is limited or no broadband access," said Sen. Schwartz. "It is important for us to focus our economic development statewide -- in rural areas in addition to our cities. This bill will expand broadband access and pull down federal recovery dollars for investment. With SB 162,
"I'm pleased to have been a sponsor of SB 162," said Rep. Liston. "Once underway, this bill will help create jobs in the build-out of the state's broadband capabilities, and, at the same time, provide broadband services to the citizens of rural
SB 257 (Schwartz/Fischer) makes a variety of changes to 2008's Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) legislation to increase the chances that Colorado will obtain a better credit rating and lower interest rates.
"With this legislation, we will build a better tomorrow by building excellent schools today," said Rep. Fischer. "We are quite literally laying the foundations for quality schools across our state. No investment we make expands future opportunity as much as a quality education in a safe and modern school building."
SB 285 (Heath/Summers & Solano) is a companion to the Colorado ASCENT bill, which establishes the nation's first statewide concurrent-enrollment plan, giving students a chance to earn a college degree while finishing high school. It clarifies that concurrent credits may be earned in career and technical education courses.
"SB 285 will ensure that all students will have an opportunity for success through opening the door to multiple pathways, not only for students in academic programs, but also for those pursuing careers in technical education," Rep. Summers said.
HB 1067 (Pommer/White) creates the Instream Flow Incentive Tax Credit program, which will help
HB 1196 (Gerou/Boyd) establishes the Nursing Facility Culture Change Accountability Board and helps fund measures that will increase the quality of life for nursing facility residents.
HB 1202 (Todd/Foster) provides a level of oversight and basic standards of practice for funeral homes and crematories in
HB 1339 (Green/Boyd) brings the definition of "clinical social practice" in line with current practice, and helps alleviate confusion as to the types of continuing education and licensing requirements needed for clinical social workers.