2016 Bills

HB 16-1041 Removing Unreasonable Bond Requirement

House Sponsorship: Lebsock

Senate Sponsorship: Holbert

Status: Signed in to law.


HB 16-1084 Removing Outdated Language from State Statutes

House Sponsorship: Lebsock

Senate Sponsorship: Holbert

Under current law, a “head of family” is allowed to brew beer for family without a liquor license. This bill eliminates outdated language, “head of family” and replaces it with “adult” and replaces “family use” with “personal use”.

Status: Signed in to law.


HB 16-1145 Document Fees for Residential Real Property

House Sponsorship: Lebsock

Senate Sponsorship: Tate

This bill will establish uniformity in how counties calculate fees so that insurance companies and mortgage companies can be in compliance with consumer protection regulations.

Status: Signed in to law.


HB 16-1176 Employee Purchase Program

House Sponsorship: Lebsock

Senate Sponsorship: Tate

This bill allows alcohol wholesalers to establish a purchase plan for employees.

Status: Signed in to law.


HB 16-1231 Limited Use of Red Light Cameras

House Sponsorship: Lebsock

Senate Sponsorship: Carroll

Current law allows the use of red light cameras on all traffic signals. This bill phases out the use of red light cameras.  On December 31, 2016 red light camera will no longer be allowed.

Status: Passed by the House and Senate. Vetoed.


HB 16-1396 Replace “Alien” with theTerminology “Undocumented Immigrant”

House Sponsorship: Lebsock

Senate Sponsorship: Hodge

This bill replaces the term “alien” and “illegal alien” with “undocumented immigrant” and “foreign national”.

Status: Passed the House. Failed in Senate.


HB 16-1430 Oil and Gas Share Development Plans with Local Governments

House Sponsorship: Lebsock

Senate Sponsorship: Hodge

Under current rules oil and gas companies are required to share their development plans with local municipalities. Why are counties left out? This bill simply adds counties to the planning process.

Status: Passed the House. Failed in Senate.


 SB 16-116 Deceptive Trade Practices for Private Companies Failing to Adhere to Court Orders Sealing Criminal Records

Senate Sponsorship: Johnston

House Sponsorship: Lee and Lebsock

In a criminal case where the person of interest is completely dismissed, acquitted, completes a diversion agreement or completes a deferred judgment, the person is eligible to have the charge sealed from his or her criminal record. The person may request it at the end of the court when the dismissal takes place or in writing. When the request is received, the courts must expedite the process and seal the records without making the person go through a civil action to request the sealing. Once the record is sealed, the person may request a copy of that order be given to other custodians of that record, so they will also be sealed.

Status: Signed in to law.