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Archives for April 20, 2012

HB 12-1335: House Long Appropriations Bill

On April 4, 2012, Rep. Cheri Gerou and Sen. Mary Hodge introduced HB 12-1335 – Long Appropriations Bill. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

Provides for the payment of expenses of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial departments of the state of Colorado, and of its agencies and institutions, for and during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012, except as otherwise noted. The bill passed the House on April 12 and is assigned to the Appropriations Committee in the Senate. The Appropriations Committee will review the bill on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 a.m.

Since this summary, the bill was amended in the Appropriations Committee and referred to the House Committee of the Whole.

Summaries of other featured bills can be found here.

HB 12-1334: Extension of Funding for Agricultural Energy Related Projects from Operational Account of Severance Tax Trust Fund

On March 29, 2012, Rep. Jon Becker and Sen. Mary Hodge introduced HB 12-1334 – Concerning the Extension of Severance Tax Funding for the Promotion of Agricultural Energy-Related Projects. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

Joint Budget Committee.

In 2006, the general assembly approved a transfer of $500,000 from the severance tax trust fund for 3 years to promote agricultural energy-related projects. In 2009, the general assembly approved a two year extension. The bill extends the funding for an additional five years from the severance tax trust fund to promote agricultural energy-related projects. On April 4, the Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Committee referred the unamended bill the Appropriations Committee to consider the fiscal impact to the state.

Since this summary, the bill was amended in the Appropriations Committee and referred to the House Committee of the Whole.

Summaries of other featured bills can be found here.

HB 12-1333: Requiring Employee Consent for Automatic Payroll Deductions of Public School Employees for Labor Organizations

On March 29, 2012, Rep. Jon Becker introduced HB 12-1333 – Concerning Public School Employees’ Participation in Labor Organizations. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

The bill allows a public school employee to request that his or her employer deduct dues for the benefit of a labor organization from the employee’s wages. An employer is required to commence or cease making the deductions within 30 days after receiving a written request from an employee. A labor organization that receives dues from an employee’s wages is required to make an annual financial disclosure to the employee. An employee may join or terminate membership with a labor organization at any time. The bill is assigned to the Education Committee; the bill is scheduled for committee review on Monday, April 23 at 1:30 p.m.

Summaries of other featured bills can be found here.

HB 12-1332: Mandating Licensure of Anesthesiologist Assistants and Enacting Requirements for Practicing as Anesthesiologist Assistants

On March 29, 2012, Rep. David Balmer and Sen. Lucia Guzman introduced HB 12-1332 – Concerning Licensure of Anesthesiologist Assistants. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

The bill prohibits an individual from practicing as an anesthesiologist assistant without a license issued by the Colorado medical board, effective July 1, 2013. In order to be licensed as an anesthesiologist assistant, an applicant must be at least 21 years of age and have:

  • Successfully completed an education program for anesthesiologist assistants that conforms to standards delineated by the commission on accreditation of allied health education programs and approved by the board;
  • Successfully completed the national certifying examination for anesthesiologist assistants that is administered by the national commission for certification of anesthesiologist assistants; and
  • Submitted an application to the board in the manner designated by the board and paid the appropriate fee established by the board.

The bill allows a physician who specializes in anesthesiology to delegate medical tasks to a licensed anesthesiologist assistant, including the authority to administer medications. The tasks are limited to the medical functions that constitute the delivery of or provision of anesthesia services as practiced by the supervising physician.

An anesthesiologist assistant is subject to the same standards for licensing, unprofessional conduct, and discipline that exist for physician assistants. The bill was amended by the Health and Environment Committee on April 3 and referred to the full House for consideration on 2nd Reading.

Since this summary, the bill passed the Second Reading with amendments and was laid over daily for third reading.

Summaries of other featured bills can be found here.

HB 12-1329: Public Trustee in Certain Counties to Cease Being Appointed by Governor and Instead County Treasurer to Be Public Trustee for Those Counties

On March 21, 2012, Rep. Ray Scott introduced HB 12-1329 – Concerning the County Treasurer Becoming the Public Trustee in Certain Counties Where the Public Trustee is Currently Appointed by the Governor. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

Currently, the 11 counties designated as counties of the first or second class for purposes of the public trustee law have a public trustee who is appointed by the governor. In counties of the third class, the county treasurer serves as the public trustee. On January 1, 2013, certain counties of the second class change to counties of the third class. In such counties, the term of the public trustee appointed by the governor expires on December 31, 2012, and the county treasurer of the county becomes the public trustee on January 1, 2013. Under the bill, certain counties shall no longer have a separate office of the public trustee with the trustee appointed by the governor. The bill is assigned to the Local Government Committee; the bill is scheduled for committee review on Monday, April 16 at 1:30 p.m.

Since this summary, the House Committee on Local Government laid over the bill unamended–their amendments failed.

Summaries of other featured bills can be found here.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 4/19/12

On Thursday, April 19, 2012, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinions and ten unpublished opinions.

Unpublished

Isaacson v. Isaacson

Employers’ Mutual Casualty Co. v. Bartile Roofs, Inc.

United States v. Trejo-Luna

Robledo v. Jones

Dowell v. Garcia

Allen v. Workman

United States v. Singleton

United States v. Hanns

Proffit v. State of Wyoming

United States v. Morales-Martinez

No case summaries are provided for unpublished opinions. However, published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.