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Transparency Bills 2010

Transparency Bills 2010

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Colorado State Legislature 2010 Transparency Bills
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Bill # Bill Title HB 10-1036 CONCERNING ON-LINE PUBLIC ACCESS TO PUBLIC SCHOOL FINANCIAL INFORMATION.

Bill Sponsors Rep. Scanlan; Massey Sen. Romer

HB 10-1078 CONCERNING THE SPECIFICITY OF THE DATA INCLUDED IN THE WEB-BASED Nikkel Rep. SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES THE PUBLIC ACCESS TO STATE FINANCIAL Sen. Kopp INFORMATION.

HB 10-1098 CONCERNING INCREASED TRANSPARENCY IN THE GOVERNANCE OF COOPERATIVE ELECTRIC ASSOCIATIONS.

Rep. Levy

HB 10-1119 CONCERNING THE PROCESS BY WHICH THE STATE ANNUALLY ALLOCATES Rep. Ferrandino MONEYS FOR ITS BUDGET. Sen. Shaffer B.

HB 10-1171 CONCERNING EDUCATION-RELATED DATA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Rep. Benefield Sen. Steadman

HB 10-1178 CONCERNING INCREASING THE TRANSPARENCY IN THE USE OF GIFTS, GRANTS, AND DONATIONS TO FUND PROGRAMS BY STATE AGENCIES.

Rep. Stephens Sen. Scheffel

HB 10-1260 CONCERNING THE SUNSET REVIEW OF THE COLORADO STATE BOARD OFRep. Riesberg; Acree MEDICAL EXAMINERS, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, CONTINUING THE Newell Sen. BOARD AND THE REGULATION OF PHYSICIANS AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS UNTIL JULY 1, 2019, AND IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED IN THE SUNSET REVIEW AND REPORT OF THE BOARD. HB 10-1287 CONCERNING THE USE OF A STATE-OWNED MOTOR VEHICLE FOR COMMUTING Rep. Lambert PURPOSES. Sen. Cadman

HB 10-1330 CONCERNING THE CREATION OF AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO MAKE Rep. Kefalas; Kagan RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE CREATION OF A COLORADO ALLPAYER Morse Sen. HEALTH CLAIMS DATABASE FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRANSPARENT PUBLIC REPORTING OF HEALTH CARE INFORMATION. HB 10-1332 CONCERNING THE CREATION OF THE "MEDICAL CLEAN CLAIMS TRANSPARENCY AND UNIFORMITY ACT". Rep. Miklosi Sen. Romer

HB 10-1344 CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF QUALITY STANDARDS FOR CHARTERING AUTHORITIES OF CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Rep. Carroll T.

HB 10-1354 CONCERNING POLICY STUDIES CONDUCTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DURING THE LEGISLATIVE INTERIM.

Rep. Benefield; Looper Sen. Morse

HB 10-1374 CONCERNING PAROLE AND RELEASE GUIDELINES FOR SEX OFFENDERS Rep. Ferrandino

Sen. Penry

HB 10-1393 CONCERNING THE INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THE WEB-BASED SYSTEMRep Nikkel THAT PROVIDES THE PUBLIC ACCESS TO STATE FINANCIAL INFORMATION. Kopp Sen

HJR 10-1013 CONCERNING THE UNITED STATES BALANCE OF TRADE DEFICIT.

Rep. Gardner B. Sen. Tochtrop

SB 10-062

CONCERNING THE EXISTING CATEGORICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS Sen. Steadman DESCRIBED BY SECTION 17 OF ARTICLE IX OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION, Rep. Peniston AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.

SB 10-087

CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE IN CONNECTION WITH THE REGULATION OF LOBBYISTS.

Sen. Steadman Rep. Liston

SB 10-091

CONCERNING REQUIRING LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDERS TO MAINTAIN ONLINE Sen. Harvey PUBLIC ACCESS TO FINANCIAL DATA, AND, IN CONNECTION Rep. Stephens THEREWITH, ENACTING THE "PUBLIC SCHOOL FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY ACT".

SB 10-096

CONCERNING A REQUIREMENT THAT UTILITIES DISCLOSE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH CUSTOMERS' UTILITY BILLS.

Sen. Renfroe Rep. DelGrosso

SB 10-114

CONCERNING THE "COLORADO TAXPAYER TRANSPARENCY ACT OF 2010".Sen. Carroll M. Rep. Weissmann

SB 10-124

CONCERNING A REQUIREMENT THAT CERTAIN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS Sen. Carroll M. DISCLOSE INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR PRACTICE HISTORY. Rep. Ryden

SB 10-126

CONCERNING INCREASED TRANSPARENCY REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR Carroll M. Sen. CERTAIN PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURERS. Rep. Tyler

SB 10-171

CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A CHILD PROTECTION OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM.

Sen. Newell Rep. Gagliardi

Bill # Summary This bill, recommended by the Interim Committee to Study School Finance, requires that HB 10-1036 local education providers (which includes school districts, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), the State Charter School Institute, district charter schools, and institute charter schools) post specified financial information online in a format that can be downloaded by the public. The bill requires the Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) to modify the Transparency Online Project (TOP) website to show transaction-level data on state expenditures contained in the state's accounting system. This data must be shown in the most specific level available and made available in a machine-readable format. Current law allows cooperative electric associations (CEAs) to exempt themselves from regulation by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and operate solely under the control of their elected board of directors. This bill establishes statutory requirements regarding board meetings, the election of board members, and conflicts of interest. Specifically, the bill requires that an opportunity for public input be provided at board meetings, and that meeting minutes be posted on the CEA's web site. HB 10-1078

HB 10-1098

This bill requires each state agency to present, on an annual basis, the department's strategic HB 10-1119 plan to the relevant committee of reference of the General Assembly. The presentation is to include a discussion of the department's goals and performance measures. The departments' strategic plans are required to be posted on both the departments' web sites and the Office of State Planning and Budgeting's (OSPB) web site. The OSPB is required to prepare and publish an annual performance report. This bill repeals several data reporting requirements for local school districts. If HB10-1171 is passed then 1178 repeals specific age and data reporting. HB 10-1171

This bill directs any state agency that receives gifts, grants, and donations to make an annual HB 10-1178 report to the General Assembly. Beginning in 2011, the report will list each gift, grant, or donation received; its source and use; and its impact on the sustainability of certain programs. Upon receipt of a gift, grant, or donation from a non-governmental entity, a state agency is to request a letter from the donor that specifies the amount, duration, purpose, and bill number, if applicable.

HB10-1260 implements the recommendations of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) in its sunset review of the Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners. Renamed the Colorado Medical Board, the board is continued through July 1, 2019.

HB 10-1260

As of October 1, 2010, a state-owned vehicle may be used by an employee for commuting purposes only HB 10-1287 if current law requirements are met, the employee's job description requires it, and the employee agrees to allow the state to deduct reimbursement for commuting from his or her salary. A state agency may not waive reimbursement except for an employee who drives a clearly marked police or fire vehicle, or other qualified non-personal use vehicle. HB10-1330 requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (DHCPF) to create HB 10-1330 an advisory committee to make recommendations for creating a Colorado all-payer health claims database. The database is to be user-friendly, public, and meet certain criteria for transparency and data quality. This bill creates the Medical Clean Claims Transparency and Uniformity Act. It requires the HB 10-1332 executive director of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to organize a task force of industry and government representatives to develop a standardized set of payment rules and claim edits to be used by payers and health care providers in Colorado. No later than January 1, 2011, this bill requires that the State Board of Education adopt new HB 10-1344 standards for state entities to use when authorizing charter schools. Entities that authorize charter schools include public school districts and the state Charter School Institute (CSI). The bill specifies some minimum standards the board is required to adopt. The standards are to serve as a reference in decisions on charter school approvals, renewals, revocations, and appeals. All interim studies will be one-year studies conducted by the appropriate joint committee of reference of the general assembly, based on the issues to be studied. The bill repeal the interim committees that currently are established in statute and make conforming amendments, including specifying the appropriate committees of reference for reports that, under current law, are submitted to statutory interim committees. HB 10-1354

The DCJ and the parole board are directed to develop an administrative release guideline for use byHB 10-1374 the

board in evaluating all applications for parole. The guidelines are to include release recommendations for each risk category of offender. the bill requires the Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) to make changes to the HB 10-1393 Transparency Online Project (TOP) website to show more detailed information on state expenditures contained in the state's financial data system. The bill creates a process for members of the public to challenge the exclusion of data by a state agency, including action in state district court. When specific expenditure data is excluded, the TOP website must explain the exclusion and provide aggregated expenditure data. That the General Assembly calls upon our federal policymakers to: Support policies that promote American interests by requiring full reciprocity, fairness, and transparency in all U.S. trade agreements HJR 10-1013

This bill alters the way in which the state pays for categorical programs within the Colorado SB 10-062 Department of Education (CDE). Specifically, the bill eliminates the current requirement that funding increases for these programs be reflected in the annual Long Bill. Instead, for FY 2010-11 and thereafter, the Long Bill will include a separate line item appropriation reflecting the minimum funding increase required for these programs under Amendment 23. The bill, as amended by the Senate SVMA Committee, makes several changes to the regulation of lobbyists by the Secretary of State, specifically: encourages volunteer lobbyists to register with either the Secretary of State or the General Assembly; • exempts volunteer lobbyists who register with the Secretary of State from paying registration fees or penalties from late filing of disclosure statements; • allows the Secretary of State to set the registration fee paid by professional lobbyists in rule to cover the costs of registering volunteer lobbyists; • imposes a new $100 per day fine on lobbyists who fail to file disclosure statements within 10 days of the due date, in addition to the current $10 per day fine; This bill requires local education providers, which include school districts, boards of cooperative services (BOCES), the state Charter School Institute, district charter schools, and institute charter schools, to develop and maintain online revenue and expenditure databases by September 1, 2011. SB 10-087

SB 10-091

This bill requires all investor-owned gas and electric utilities (IOUs) to provide their customers with information on factors affecting utility rates on a quarterly basis. Specifically, the bill requires electric utilities to provide information on the percentage of the utility's electricity attributable to each fuel type used, the load profile for each, and the total cost of generating electricity per kilowatt-hour for each.

SB 10-096

The bill extends the Colorado Open Records Act to apply to documents kept by private SB 10-114 entities that receive public moneys or perform a governmental or public function. Any contract for the performance of a governmental or public function, and performance measures included in such a contract, are also open for public inspection. The requirements of the bill apply only to records and contracts that concern the receipt of public moneys or the performance of public functions. This bill modifies the Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act, which requires regulated SB 10-124 medical practitioners to disclose certain information to the State Board of Medical Examiners in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) whenever they obtain or renew a license. The board gathers the specified information and makes it available to the public. The bill requires that all impacted professionals report the physical location of their practice, information about past education and licenses or certifications, and information about disciplinary actions. SB10-126 requires manufacturers of FDA-approved drugs, medical devices, and other SB 10-126 medical supplies to file annual disclosure statements with the Secretary of State. In these statements, manufacturers must disclose: (1) any payment made to a health practitioner; and (2) any health practitioner that has an ownership interest in the manufacturer. The bill requires the Department of Human Services to establish and operate a Child SB 10-171 Protection Ombudsman Program, or to contract for such a program with a public agency or private nonprofit organization. The program is required to review and resolve complaints, investigate cases when appropriate, make recommendations to improve the child welfare system, promote best practices, and report to the Governor and the General Assembly.

Fiscal Note (Expenditures) No $ Appropriated passed

Status

FY 2010-2011: $170,206 FY 2011-2012: $77,244

postposed

No $ Appropriated

passed

FY 2011-2012: $25,000

passed

none

passed

FY 2010-2011: $482,294 FY 2011-2012: $441,198

passed

FY 2010-2011: $175,609 FY 2011-2012: $161,305

passed

State revenue will increase Appropriations for vehicles will decrease.

passed

No $ Appropriated

passed

FY 2010-11: $65,000 FY 2011-12: $65,000

passed

FY 2010-11: $43,194

Not passed

No Fiscal Note Yet

Not passed

Savings for state

passed

None

passed

No Fiscal Note

passed

FY 2010-11: $1,511

passed

FY 2010-11: $47,360 FY 2011-12: $0

passed

No $ Appropriated

02/15/2010 Senate Committee on State, Veterans & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

Bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact

02/09/2010 Senate Committee on Local Government and Energy Postpone Indefinitely

Bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact

Not passed

FY 2010-11: $98,873 FY 2011-12: $272,428

passed

FY 2010-11: $271,975 FY 2011-12: $109,930 FY 2012-13: $176,060

passed

FY 2010-11: $117,000 FY 2011-12: $339,000 FY 2012-13: $339,000 Expenditures to be offset by State Revenue

passed

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