Overview of Colorado Workforce Development Programs
This memorandum provides a summary of various workforce development programs in Colorado.
Home Modification Tax Credit
Report No. 2023-TE1
Overview of Colorado Economic Development Programs and Incentives
This memorandum provides an overview of programs that are designed to provide a boost to Colorado's economy, including incentivizing businesses to locate in Colorado, expand their Colorado-based workforce, or otherwise grow their Colorado business operations. This memorandum does not include...
Minors' Medical Records and Consent to Care (22-10)
This issue brief provides an overview of minors’ rights to deny others access to medical records under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and Colorado state law. It also discusses state law pertaining to the ability of minors to consent to...
2021 and 2022 Behavioral Health Legislation
The opioid epidemic, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the rise of homelessness strained Colorado’s behavioral health system. This memorandum covers the actions the Colorado General Assembly has taken to strengthen Colorado’s behavioral health care system, including creating the Behavioral Health...
2022 Statewide Health Care Review Committee Final Report
Pursuant to Section 10-16-221, Colorado Revised Statutes, the Statewide Health Care Review Committee was created to study health care issues across the state.
Off-Premises Retail Liquor Licensing (22-11)
This issue brief provides an overview of Colorado laws related to the retail sale of alcohol, including beer, wine, and spirits, in original sealed containers for off‑premises consumption.
Overview of Behavioral Health Administration (22-06)
The health care system frequently distinguishes between physical and behavioral health. Physical health refers to the condition of the body. Behavioral health refers to the condition of cognitive processing systems. Behavioral health services include, among others: individual and group therapy...
Regional Trends in Labor Force and Employment During the Pandemic Recovery
This memorandum highlights regional and sectoral differences in Colorado’s labor market and employment recovery from the pandemic‑induced recession, including in labor force, job openings, and employment.
Summary of 2022 Public Health Legislation
During the 2022 legislative session, the General Assembly considered numerous bills related to public health, including bills related to service providers and equipment, rare diseases, environmental quality, and data collection.
Marijuana Related Tax Expenditures
Report No. 2022-TE37
Job Growth Credit
Report No. 2022-TE38
Summary of 2022 Health Care and Health Insurance Legislation
The General Assembly adopted several measures during the 2022 legislative session related to health care and health insurance.
Summary of 2022 Behavioral Health Legislation
During the 2022 legislative session, the General Assembly considered measures related to behavioral health, including several bills recommended by Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force to address gaps in the continuum of care using federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, as well...
Insurance Premium Tax Credit for Contributions to the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange
Report No. 2022-TE28
Preservation of Historic Structures Tax Credit
Report No. 2022-TE33
Summary of 2022 Business and Economic Development Legislation
During the 2022 legislative session, the General Assembly passed numerous bills related to general business issues and economic development initiatives.
Catastrophic Health Insurance Deduction
Report No. 2022-TE15
Medical Savings Account Deductions
Report No. 2022-TE16
Long-Term Care Insurance Credit
Report No. 2022-TE17
2022 Sunset Review Hearings
Sunset laws allow the General Assembly to periodically review the need for state regulations, advisory committees, or state agencies and to update the law creating the agency or function. To accomplish this review, committees of reference hold public sunset hearings on sunset reports issued by...
Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force Report
The Governor and General Assembly formed the Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force and Subpanel to develop recommendations in 2021. Comprised of legislators, executive branch representatives, and diverse behavioral health practitioners and experts, the Task Force and ...
Child Care Facility Investment Credits
Report No. 2022-TE8
Contaminated Land Redevelopment Credit
Report No. 2022-TE11