Morgan's Bills - 2006 Legislative Session
Special Session 2006
(1) HB 06S-1001 - Eiigibility for Economic Development Incentives (Carroll / Hagedorn): This bill prevents businesses from receiving public funds, gifts, grants, donations at tax-payer expense unless they can prove compliance with immigration law. PASSED & SIGNED INTO LAW.
The following measures have been signed by the Governor: HB 1001 (M. Carroll), HB 1002 (Cloer), HB 1009 (Crane), HB 1014 (Buescher), HB 1015 (Kerr), HB 1017 (Solano), HB 1020 (Benefield), HB 1022 (Pommer), HB 1023 (Romanoff), SB 4 (Shaffer), SB 5 (Wiliams), SB 6 (Boyd), SB 7 (Gordon).
Regular Session 2006
(1) HB 06-1025 - Buckley AFB Residential Housing (Carroll/Hagedorn): This bill establishes the necessary concurrent state - federal jurisdiction over plats of land needed for residential housing on the base. PASSED & SIGNED INTO LAW.
(2) HB 06-1097 - Right to Change Doctor (Carroll/Tochtrop): This bill provides the right for a patient / injured worker in workers compensation the right to change physicians in certain circumstances. DEFEATED.
(3) SB 06 - 019 - Emergency Trauma Coverage in Auto (Tochtrop/Carroll): This bill provides that your insurance carrier must pay for all reasonable, necessary and accident related medical bills promptly, with a right to be reimbursed by the at fault driver's carrier once fault has been determined. DEFEATED.
(4) HB 06-1036 - Mandatory Offer of Med Pay Coverage (Carroll / Tochtrop): Bill requires that an auto insurance company must offer the option of "med pay" to a consumer. It allows a consumer to opt out of coverage only after informed disclosures of potential personal exposure if declined. DEFEATED.
(5) HB 06-1149 - Lobby Reform Bill (Carroll/Tupa): Bill fills in disclosure requirements and conflicts of interest loopholes identified by the Center for Public Integrity and brings greater accountability and disclosure about lobbying practices to the public. PASSED & SIGNED INTO LAW.
(6) Clean Campaign Act 2006 (Carroll): Bill addresses the problem of ever-deteriorating negative campaign practices without violating free speech rights. It requires disclosure of how much spent on negative campaign practices and a responsible point of contact who must be able to provide the underlying factual basis for claims and assertions. DEFEATED.
(7) HB 06-1002 - Office of Consumer Council (Carroll/Isgar): The OCC is a consumer protection body aimed to protect consumers on issues of telephone, cable, and utility rate issues. This bill continues the consumer protection jurisdiction of the OCC. PASSED & SIGNED INTO LAW.
(8) HB 06-1193 - Whistleblower Protection (Carroll/Hagedorn): This bill prevents an employer for firing a healthcare worker in retalliation for the working reporting substandard medical care for patient / public safety. Passed House & Senate. PASSED BUT GOV. OWENS VETOED.
(9) SB 06-89 - Homeowners Bill of Rights - Clean Up (Hagedorn/Carroll): This bill provides technical and implementation legislative clean up to last year's sweeping reform for homeowners rights. No new rights or remedies will be removed or added. PASSED & SIGNED INTO LAW.
(10) SB 06-88 - Sunshine in State Contracting (Hagedorn/Carroll): This bill provides that vendors who "wine-and-dine" in pursuit of obtaining state contracts must disclose what they spend in pursuit of landing state contracts. DEFEATED.
(11) Constitutional Cleanup (Carroll - Teck) Currently Colorado enjoys one of the largest and most cluttered constitutions of the 50 states. When we passed "single subject reform" in 1994 we forgot to include a provision that would allow us procedurally to ever repeal or amend previous multi-subject enactments. This would fix that. DEFEATED.
Other Key Bills This Session
NOTE: I am listing the legislation that generated the greatest interest or controversy while in session. To access all legislation, go to http://www.leg.state.co.us/. Inclusion does not necessarily mean I supported the bill.
HB 1005 Full Day Kindergarten Programs Vetoed
HB 1088 Remove SOLfor Criminal Sex Offenses Against Children Signed
HB 1119 Notify Consumers of Security Breaches Signed
HB 1145 CO Meth / Law Enforcement Task Force Signed
HB 1148 (No) Risk-Shifting in Construction Contracts Vetoed
HB 1161 Regulation of Mortgage Brokers Signed
HB 1169 Limit Access Records Divorce Cases Signed
HB 1175 Smoking Ban Signed
HB 1200 Low Income Energy Assistance Signed
HB 1212 Prescribing Emergency Contraception Vetoed
HB 1251 Prohibition on Price-Gouging re Gas Vetoed
HB 1278 CO Hospital Report Card Signed
HB 1289 Parent Choice re CSAPs Lost in Senate
HB 1309 State Control for Better Air Quality Vetoed
HB 1314 Worker Freedom Act Vetoed
HB 1326 Make Identity Theft a Felony Signed
HB 1330 Increased Insurance Disclosures to Division Signed
HB 1344 Domestic Partnership – Contractual Equality Vetoed
HB 1382 Rest in Peace Act – Military Funerals Signed
HB 1387 Foreclosure Reform for Homeowners Signed
SB 1 Bulk Purchase Prescription Drugs Vetoed
SB 51 Cash Gift Ban to Lawmakers Pending Governor
SB 64 Track Vendor Performance State Contracts Vetoed
SB 234 Best Value Contracting State Contracts Vetoed
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