Representatives Salazar and Melton presented House Bil 18-1067 to the committee, along with Amendment L.004 [Attachment A]. The bill prohibits a state or local government in Colorado (government entity) from enacting or enforcing laws, ordinances, rules, or regulations that limit, prohibit, or penalize certain actions, including the right of persons to: use and move freely in public spaces; rest or sleep in public spaces and protect oneself from the elements in a manner that does not obstruct the use of or access to private property; eat, share, accept, or give food in any public space where food is not prohibited; occupy a legally parked motor vehicle; and expect a reasonable amount of privacy over personal property. If a government entity can demonstrate that it offered housing to a person experiencing homelessness and that person refused to accept this offer, it is exempt from the bill's enforcement prohibition. Providers of services to persons experiencing homelessness are not obligated to provide shelter or other services that are unavailable or when the rules or policies of the provider disqualify the person from receiving services. Under the bill, public space includes property owned or leased by a state or local government or any property with an easement for public use. Enclosed buildings and structures are included when open to the public.