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LOOK UP BILLS

*Please Note! You can look up all bills and read them for yourself online at if you reference the bill numbers at http://www.leg.state.co.us.  You can view the status sheet providing an overview of all legislation by clicking here for house bills and here for senate bills.  Also, if you wish to monitor the states legislation by topic statebillinfo.com is another incredible resource.

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LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR

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House Calendar

Senate Calendar

Morgan's Legislative Accomplishments



IN HEALTH CARE REFORM

  • Require Health Insurance to Justify Rate Increases & Transparency
  • Public Notice all Insurance Rate Increases at Division of Insurance
  • Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act - Doctor Histories Online
  • Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency #2 - Other Health Professions Online
  • Improved Standards for Unlicensed Personnel Administering Medications
  • Protecting Insurance Coverage for Patients in Clinical Research Trials
  • Eliminate Gender Discrimination in Individual Health Insurance Market
  • Whistleblower Protection for Health Care Workers for Safety
  • Give injured workers right to choose / change their doctor
  • Medical Homes for Children in Medicaid & CHP
  • Provide Public Hearings & Input Prior to Hospital Mergers
  • Provide pharmaceutical transparency data to Colorado public
  • Prohibit insurance companies paying bonuses to deny claims
  • Continue Direct Entry Midwives Access with Safety Enhancements in CO

IN HOUSING & PROPERTY RIGHTS

  • Create & Continue Foreclosure Reform:  Helping Families Stay in Their Home
  • Continued Division of Real Estate
  • Increase homeowner rights in HOAs (Added over 30 rights)
  • Create HOA Information Office and complaint tracking
  • Reduce, Disclose Conflicts of Interest in HOAs, Special Districts
  • Require Public Filings of Title Insurance & Transparency
  • Special District Accountability Act of 2009 (elections & transparency reform)
  • Reduce abuse of "blighting" agricultural lands for developers

 FOR VETERANS & MILITARY

  • Create & Renew Military Family Relief Fund
  • Fix Jurisdiction to Create Military Family Housing Buckley Air Force Base

IN RENEWABLE ENERGY & ECONOMY

  • Affordable Renewable Energy & Efficiency Financing Options
  • 3rd Party Leasing Residential & Commercial Solar
  • Brought 3 new companies (& jobs) to Colorado
  • A Standard Solar Option For New Homes to Reduce Carbon Emissions

FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT REFORMS

  • Enhanced auditing over "special purpose authorities" and "TABOR enterprises"
  • Citizens United:  Close Disclosure loopholes for corporate and union spending
  • Taxpayer Transparency in Government Contracts
  • End abuses of "blighting" ag land to trigger subsidy to developers
  • Election Reform:  Increasing Drop-Off Locations for Mail Ballots
  • Voter Blue Book Added Information
  • Lobbying Reform & Transparency
  • Close 4 Campaign Finance Loopholes
  • Require 527 Soft Money Disclosures to Public
  • Establish Election Reform Commission
  • Special District Accountability Act - Notice to Voters, Transparency
  • Restore accountability to State Internet Portal Authority via auditor

IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

  • Overhaul of Parole Board appointments, qualifications, criteria
  • Solitary Confinement Reforms
  • Juvenile Justice Reform on Housing Juveniles in Adult Prison Populations
  • Due Process for People Permanently Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial
  • 60 Days Credit by DOC for Non-Violent Offenders Model Inmates
  • Add 2 Days Earned Time in County for Good Behavior
  • Limit Loss of Driver's License to Driving-Related Offenses

REGARDING IMMIGRATION - STATE

  • Ensure OED grants only to business in compliance with immigration law

FOR CONSUMER PROTECTION

  • Continue Requirement for CO Office for Debt Collectors
  • Continued Office Consumer Council for Utility Ratepayers
  • Spam Reduction Act of 2008
  • Continued Oversight on Life Insurance in Colorado
  • Public Rate Filings for Title Insurance

ECONOMIC HARDSHIP

  • Revise & restore Colorado Low Income Telephone Users Fund
  • See also foreclosure reform
  • See also health care reform

FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS

  • Codify Advisory Council for Persons With Disabilities
  • Disability Appointments to State Boards & Commissions

FOR WORKERS RIGHTS

  • Protect workers from ID theft by allowing work ID alternative to state ID
  • Give injured workers right to choose / change doctor
  • Provide notice to all injured workers of their rights when injured on the job
  • Create the first worker satisfaction survey for injured workers in CO
  • Increase transparency of Pinnacol Assurance
  • Update enforcement and penalties for violation of Workers Comp Act
  • Create meaningful medical prompt pay for injured workers 
  • Provide greater public notice about Pinnacol Assurance Board meetings
  • Eliminate bonus, incentives for denial of WC claims
  • Give workers right to know financial relationships in "independent" medical exams
  • Protect patients / workers from ex parte communications
  • Prevent insurance companies from taking money back if injured worker dies

 

Morgan Carroll speaking at an Earth Day bill signing ceremony for SB 51
Morgan Carroll at Earth Day bill signing ceremony for SB09-51