Laws Enacted

  • Each year, CML analyzes the laws passed by the Colorado General Assembly that affect cities and towns, and compiles that information into the publication, Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities. That publication, both for the current year and several past years, is now available free online.

  • 2017 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities

    2017 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipal Government. Issues include: beer & liquor, budget, building regulations, criminal justice, economic development, employment, energy, federal mineral lease, homelessness, immigration, marijuana, municipal courts, natural resources, open records, pensions/retirement, public safety, special districts taxation, telecommunications, transportation, urban renewal, water & wastewater, and workers' compensation. Reprinted bills: HB 17-1162, HB 17-1777, HB 17-1193, HB 17-1203, HB 17-1204, HB 17-1216, HB 17-1220, HB 17-1229, HB 17-1313, HB 17-1338, SB 17-040, SB 17-112, SB 17-214, SB 17-267, and SB 17-279.

     

    2016 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities

    2016 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities. Issues include: affordable housing, airports, animal control, beer & liquor, building codes, criminal justice, elections, emergency management, employment, ethics, forest health, government, health insurance, immigration, land use, limited gaming, marijuana, municipal courts, pensions/retirement, professions & occupation, public records, public safety, severance tax, taxation, transportation, urban renewal, water & wastewater, and workers' compensation. Reprinted bills: HB 16-1069, HB 16-1261, HB 16-1309, HB 16-1311, HB 16-1439, SB 16-036, SB 16-177, SB 16-186, SB 16-197, SB 16-211, SB 16-218.

     

    2015 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities

    2015 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities. Issues include: beer & liquor, building codes, economic development, elections, environment, federal mineral lease, federal public lands, governmental immunity, health care, historic preservation, initiative process, marijuana, municipal finance, pensions/retirement, public safety, taxation, telecommunications, urban renewal, utilities, and water & wastewater. Reprinted bills: HB 15-1130, HB 15-1197, HB 15-1202, HB 15-1217, HB 15-1262, HB 15-1290, HB 15-1348, HB 15-1367, SB 15-058, SB 15-212, SB 15-282.

    2014 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities

    2014 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities. Issues include: affordable housing, beer & liquor, criminal justice, economic development, elections, employment, federal mineral lease, fire & police pension, government, historic preservation, land use, law enforcement, marijuana, municipal finance, oil & gas, open meetings, open records, pensions & retirement, planning, public safety, solid waste, TABOR, taxation, telecommunications, tobacco, transportation, water & wastewater, and workers' compensation. Reprinted bills: HB 14-1029, HB 14-1061, HB 14-1105, HB 14-1152, HB 14-1122, HB 14-1193, HB 14-1393, SB 14-054, SB 14-172.

    2013 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities

    2013 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities. Issues include: affordable housing, beer & liquor, building codes, counties, criminal justice, economic development, elections, emergency management, forest health, immigration, labor, law enforcement, liability, limited gaming, marijuana, municipal courts, municipal finance, municipal government, oil & gas, open records, pensions/retirement, personnel, special districts, taxation, transportation, unemployment insurance, water, workers' compensation, and youth development. Reprinted bills: HB 13-1041, HB 13-1044, HB 13-1292, SB 13-025, SB 13-048.

    2012 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities

    2012 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities. Issues include: affordable housing, animal welfare, beer & liquor, building codes, criminal law, economic development, elections, emergency management, energy, ethics, film, forest health, Governmental Immunity Act, law enforcement, municipal courts, municipal finance, open meetings, Open Records Act, pensions/retirement, publication, public safety, real property, rulemaking, severance tax/federal mineral lease, solicitation, solid waste, taxation, transportation, unemployment insurance, and water/wastewater. Reprinted bills: HB 12-1224, SB 12-026.

    2011 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities.

    2011 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities. Issues include: affordable housing, animal welfare, beer & liquor, building permits, construction, criminal law, economic development, employment, environment, forest health, health insurance, historic preservation, home rule, land development charges, law enforcement, local government, medical marijuana, municipal courts, public recreation facilities, public safety, real estate, severance tax/federal mineral lease, state budget, state government, taxation, water/wastewater, and workers compensation. Reprinted bills: HB 11-1043, HB 11-1115, HB 11-1199, HB 11-1202, HB 11-1275, HJR 11-1025, SB 11-066, SB 11-086, SB 11-206, SB 11-227, SB 11-273.

    2010 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities

    2010 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities. Issues include: affordable housing, beer & liquor, code enforcement, conservation trust fund, elections, ethics, health care, historic preservation, insurance, land use, law enforcement, medical marijuana, municipal court, municipal finance, pensions/retirement, public safety, publication of legal noticies, real property, renewable energy, severance tax/federal mineral lease, solid waste, special districts, state budget, taxation, transportation, utilities, water, and workers compensation. Reprinted bills: SB 10-025, SB 10-109, SB 10-120, HB 10-1017, HB 10-1051, HB 10-1063, HB 10-1107, HB 10-1201, HB 10-1284.

    2009 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities

    2009 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities. Issues include: building permits, conservation easements, counties, criminal law, economic development, elections, employment, environment, ethics, firefighters, governmental immunity, health care, historic preservation, housing, junior college districts, law enforcement, methamphetamine, motor vehicles, municipal court, municipal finance, pensions/retirement, public records, purchasing, severance tax/federal mineral lease, solid waste, special districts, state budget, substance abuse, taxation, traffic regulation, transportation, underground facilities, water, wildfire mitigation, and workers compensation. Reprinted bills: SB 09-075, SB 09-165, SB 09-232, HB 09-1026.

    2008 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities

    2008 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipalities. Issues include Subjects: adverse possession, animals, building permits, citizen initiatives, civil procedure, counties, discrimination, downtown development authorities, economic development, elections, elevator/escaltor, employment, environment, federal public lands, gaming, health care, health insurance, historic preservation, housing, illegal immigration, land use, law enforcement, liquor, marketing authority, massage therapists, municipal incorporation, open records, outdoor advertising, pensions/retirement, public safety, public securities, renewable energy, schools, severance tax/federal mineral lease, special districts, tax increment finance, taxation, telecommunications, transportation, urban renewal, water, workers compensation, and youth advisory council. Reprinted bills: SCR 08-003, SB 08-170, SB 08-193, SB 08-224, HB 08-1027.