August 23, 2019

Bills Regarding Water Law, Elections, County Assessor Reports, and More Signed by Governor

On Tuesday, February 18, and Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Governor Hickenlooper signed six bills into law. He has, to date, signed seven bills.

  • HB 14-1164 – Concerning Nonpartisan Elections Not Coordinated by a County Clerk and Recorder, and, in Connection Therewith, Creating the “Colorado Local Government Election Code” for the Conduct of Such Elections by Special Districts, Harmonizing Residency Requirements for Voter Registration, Modifying the “Colorado Municipal Election Code of 1965,” and Clarifying When Elections are Coordinated by County Clerk and Recorders, by Rep. Dickey Lee Hullinghorst and Sen. Jessie Ulibarri. The bill creates the Colorado Local Government Election Code to govern the conduct of nonpartisan elections by special districts that are not coordinated by a county clerk. Signed by Governor Hickenlooper on February 18, 2014.
  • HB 14-1053 – Concerning the Authority of the Commissioner of Insurance to Adopt Rules to Ensure Consistent Requirements for Pediatric Dental Benefits in Health Benefit Plans Offered in Colorado Regardless of the Method by Which a Plan is Purchased, by Rep. Beth McCann and Sen. Irene Aguilar. The bill allows the Commissioner of Insurance to promulgate rules in order to ensure that pediatric dental benefits are consistent regardless of whether the insurance is purchased inside or outside the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange. Signed by Governor Hickenlooper on February 19, 2014.
  • HB 14-1027 – Concerning the Clarification of the Definition of a Plug-In Electric Motor Vehicle, by Rep. Randy Fischer and Sen. Matt Jones. The bill clarifies that plug-in electric vehicles are those that can be recharged by an external source. The clarification is intended to assist county clerks and recorders in collecting a $50 fee for plug-in electric motor vehicles. Signed by Governor Hickenlooper on February 19, 2014.
  • HB 14-1020 – Concerning the Consolidation of Two Reports on Taxable Property that County Assessors Submit to their Boards of Equalization, by Rep. Steve Lebsock and Sens. David Balmer and Jeanne Nicholson. The bill requires that county assessors combine annual reports on taxable real property and taxable personal property, and also specifies that the reports must be submitted on or before July 15 each year. Signed by Governor Hickenlooper on February 19, 2014.
  • SB 14-026 – Concerning the Removal of Certain Statutory Printing Requirements for Information Provided by the Division of Water Resources, by Sen. Mary Hodge and Rep. Edward Vigil. The bill eliminates printing requirements for certain reports, which allows these reports to be submitted electronically. It also allows the Division of Water Resources to respond electronically to requests from the public. Signed by Governor Hickenlooper on February 19, 2014.
  • SB 14-007 – Concerning Authority for a Board of County Commissioners to Transfer County General Fund Moneys to its County Road and Bridge Fund After a Declared Disaster Emergency in the County, by Sens. Kevin Lundberg and Matt Jones and Reps. Mike Foote and Brian DelGrosso. The bill allows a board of county commissioners to transfer money from the general fund to disaster response, particularly repair of roads and bridges, when an emergency disaster is declared in a county. Signed by Governor Hickenlooper on February 19, 2014.

For a complete list of Governor Hickenlooper’s 2014 legislative decisions, click here.

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