A Glance at Bills
HB 17-1026 Reverse Mortgages Repayment When Home Uninhabitable: The bill extends the amount of time a homeowner with a reverse mortgage can be absent from the property without the home being foreclosed, up from 60 days to 5 years if the home is uninhabitable due to a natural disaster.
Sponsors: Rep. Jonathan Singer (D) and Sen. Matt Jones (D)
To be heard by House Local Government Committee Feb. 15
SB17-099 National Popular Vote Agreement: The bill joins Colorado to an agreement among states to elect the president of the United States by national popular vote.
Sponsors: Sen. Andy Kerr (D) and Rep. Paul Rosenthal (D)
To be heard by Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee Feb. 15
HB 17-1127 Exempt Feminine Hygiene Products from Sales Tax
The bill creates a state sales tax exemption, commencing January 1, 2018, for all sales, storage, and use of feminine hygiene products.
Sponsors: Rep. Susan Lontine (D) & Sen. Beth Humenik (R)
To be heard by House Finance Committee Feb.13
HB 17-1099 No Funding Trafficking Aborted Human Body Parts: This bill withholds state funding for higher education institutions that directly or indirectly used aborted tissue, usually for stem cell research.
Sponsors: Rep. Timothy Leonard (R)
To be heard by House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee Feb. 15
& The Ugly
SB17-003 Repeal Colorado Health Benefit Exchange: The bill repeals the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange Act passed in 2010.
Sponsors: Sen. Jim Smallwood (R) and Rep. Patrick Neville (R)
Passed the Senate Finance Committee on a 3-2 party line vote