On June 5, 2013, Governor Hickenlooper signed 52 bills, the final bills of the 2013 legislative session. Any bills as yet not signed or vetoed by the governor 30 days after the last day of the legislative session, May 8, 2013, will become law.
Although there is not room here to summarize all of the bills signed on June 5, some of them are discussed below.
- SB 13-147 – Concerning an Employer’s Workers’ Compensation Liability to a Person When the Person is Injured While Not on the Employer’s Premises, by Sen. Cheri Jahn and Rep. Bob Gardner. The bill clarifies that an employer is not liable to a leased or subcontracted employee who is injured while not on the employer’s premises.
- SB 13-197 – Concerning Preventing Persons who have Committed Domestic Violence from Possessing Firearms and Making an Appropriation, by Sen. Evie Hudak and Reps. Beth McCann and Rhonda Fields. The bill restricts the ownership or transfer of firearms and ammunition by persons who are subjects of certain protection orders or who have been convicted of offenses with underlying an domestic violence component.
- HB 13-1020 – Concerning Evidence Collected in Connection with a Sexual Assault and Making an Appropriation, by Rep. Frank McNulty and Sen. Ellen Roberts. The bill sets forth several requirements for the collection and treatment of forensic sexual assault evidence.
- HB 13-1130 – Concerning Extended Operation of Interruptible Water Supply Agreements, by Reps. Jerry Sonnenberg & Randy Fischer and Sens. Nancy Todd & Randy Baumgardner. The bill allows the state engineer to approve extensions of interruptible water supply agreements.
- HB 13-1154 – Concerning Crimes Against Pregnant Women, by Reps. Mike Foote and Claire Levy and Sen. Pat Steadman. The bill creates a new article in the criminal code for crimes against pregnant women, including unlawful termination of pregnancy (exempting that of a medical provider) and vehicular termination of pregnancy.
- HB 13-1160 – Concerning Criminal Theft and Making and Reducing an Appropriation, by Rep. Dan Pabon and Sen. Steve King. The bill repeals some specific existing crimes of theft and adds those crimes to the existing crime of theft.
- HB 13-1230 – Concerning Compensation for Persons Who Are Exonerated of Their Crimes After a Period of Incarceration, by Reps. Angela Williams and Dan Pabon and Sen. Lucia Guzman. The bill creates a system of compensation for certain persons who are exonerated of criminal offenses after a period of incarceration.
- HB 13-1235 – Concerning Requirements Related to the Valuation of Real Property Prior to a State Agency Entering Into Contracts Related to Such Real Property, by Rep. Lilly Szabo and Sen. Randy Baumgardner. The bill requires a state agency to obtain valuation of real property prior to exercising an option to purchase the property if the total purchase price is greater than $100,000.
- HB 13-1284 – Concerning Documents that Can Be Filed Regarding Security Interests Under the “Uniform Commercial Code”, by Rep. Bob Gardner and Sen. Ellen Roberts. The bill requires a debtor under the Uniform Commercial Code to be identified on a Colorado-issued state identification card if no driver’s license is available.
For a complete list of Governor Hickenlooper’s 2013 legislative decisions, click here.