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Weekly Policy Update: The Final Tally - 2019 Legislative Session Comes to a Close

CBSA has worked hard this session to advocate on behalf of the industry. We’ve worked with our members and partners to advance proposals that promote patient safety, protect patient access, and enhance workforce development efforts, while coordinating to convey concerns with problematic legislation and mitigate threats to the industry in Colorado.

As the 2019 session comes to a close, here’s a look at what passed and what failed this year.

CBSA Position: Support

  • HB19-1041, Require Surgical Smoke Protection Policies
    • Status: Signed by Governor
  • HB19-1127, Lt. Governor Concurrent State Service
    • Status: Sent to Governor
  • HB19-1301, Health Insurance for Breast Imaging
    • Status: Passed; to be sent to Governor
  • HB19-1312, School Immunization Requirement
    • Status: Failed
  • SB19-006, Electronic Sales & Use Tax Simplification System
    • Status: Signed by the Governor
  • SB19-059, Automatic Enrollment in Advanced Course Grant Program
    • Status: Passed; to be sent to Governor
  • SB19-067, Rural Development Grant Program Creation
    • Status: Failed
  • SB19-176, Expanding Concurrent Enrollment Opportunities
    • Status: Passed House Third Reading on 5/2, Sent back to Senate to Concur House Amendments

CBSA Position: Oppose

  • HB19-1210, Local Government Minimum Wage
    • Status: Passed Senate Third Reading on 5/2, Sent back to House to Concur Senate Amendments
  • HB19-1216, Reduce Insulin Prices (CBSA Testified)
    • Status: Passed, to be sent to Governor
  • HB19-1296, Prescription Drug Cost Reduction Measures (CBSA Testified)
    • Status: Failed
  • SB19-005, Import Prescription Drugs From Canada (CBSA Testified)
    • Status: Passed, to be sent to Governor

Passed with the amendment that requires a separate bill to be passed if the waiver is approved by HHS, prior to implementation of the importation program.

  • SB19-188, Family Medical Leave Insurance Program
    • Status: Passed, to be sent to Governor
      • Amended into a study bill.

CBSA Position: Neutral

  • HB19-1131, Prescription Drug Cost Education (CBSA Testified)
    • Status: Passed, to be sent to Governor
  • SB19-085, Equal Pay for Equal Work Act
    • Status: Passed to be sent to Governor

Passed with a number of amendments that CBSA and the business community supports, including changes to reduce expensive litigation for employers.



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