Legislation - 2013

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Legislation - 2013

HB13-1003: CREATION OF AN ECONOMIC GARDENING PILOT PROJECT IN THE COLORADO OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Rep. Garcia, Rep. Lee, & Sen. Heath

Created an economic gardening pilot project in the Colorado Office of Economic Development. Through the pilot project, staff members of the Office and Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) who have been trained and certified in economic gardening principles and practices provide 12 months of strategic assistance to at least 20 Colorado-headquartered second-stage companies and SBDC clients selected by the state director of SBDCs in the office. The state director reports annually on the results of the pilot project to the general assembly, and the pilot project terminates in 2016.

Signed by Governor Hickenlooper

HB13-1063: CRITICAL CARE ENDORSEMENT TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PROVIDERS

Rep. Garcia & Sen. Giron

The bill directs the executive director of the Department of Public Health and Environment or, if the director is not a physician, the chief medical officer, to adopt rules establishing standards for a critical care endorsement for emergency medical service providers. The director or chief medical officer must adopt these rules by December 31, 2013.

Signed by Governor Hickenlooper

HB13-1261: USE OF THE PROPERTY WHERE THE FORT LYON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WAS LOCATED

Rep. Garcia, Rep. Dore & Sen. Crowder, Sen. Giron

The bill designates a portion of the Fort Lyon property, which was the site of a former state correctional facility, as a transitional residential community for the homeless to provide substance abuse supportive services, medical care, job training, and skill development for the residents. For this purpose, the division of housing in the department of local affairs is required to provide for the maintenance and operation of the Fort Lyon property and to enter into a contract with a private contractor to establish the residential community.

Postponed Indefinitely in Senate Appropriations

SB13-038: EMERGENCY PROVIDER AND RESCUE UNIT CONFIDENTIALITY

Rep. Garcia & Sen. Balmer 

Current law makes certain communications between law enforcement officers and firefighters and their peer support team members confidential for purposes of testifying in court. The bill extends this confidentiality to emergency medical service providers and members of rescue units.

Signed by Governor Hickenlooper

SB13-120: NAVY SEAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATE

Rep. Garcia & Sen. Harvey

The bill creates the Navy SEAL license plate. A person must demonstrate being a Navy SEAL by submitting a DD214 and certification from the UDT-SEAL association, inc. In addition to the normal motor vehicle fees, the plate requires 2 one-time fees of $25. One of the fees is credited to the highway users tax fund and the other to the licensing services cash fund

Signed by Governor Hickenlooper

SB13-138: SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAMS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Rep. Garcia, Rep. McLachlan & Sen. King

The bill defines "school resource officer" and "community partners" and expressly includes school resource officers as community partners for the purposes of school safety, readiness, and incident management. The school safety resource center is required to contract the services of a full-time grant writer and to create and provide templates and guidance to school districts and schools seeking school safety funding. The school safety resource center is also required to provide suggestions concerning training for school resource officers. The school safety resource center advisory board is increased from 13 to 14 members to reflect the addition of a school resource officer.

Signed by Governor Hickenlooper

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

HJR13-1008: HONORING THE USS PUEBLO

HJR13-1026: PROTECT AGRICULTURAL WATER SUPPLIES

HOUSE MEMORIALS

HM13-1002: MEMORIALIZING FORMER REP. FRANK EDWARDS EVANS

HM13-1003: MEMORIALIZING REP. ROBERT JACKSON

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