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Governor Polis Signs Bills Into Law to Support Coloradans With Disabilities, Providing Affordable and Accessible Healthcare, and Strengthen AmeriCorps in Colorado

MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2024

DENVER – Today, Governor Polis signed bills into law in ceremonies at the Governor’s Residence at Boettcher Mansion to support Coloradans with disabilities, ensure Coloradans have access to affordable and accessible healthcare, and support Colorado AmeriCorps members and the work they do to support Colorado communities.

Governor Polis signed the following bills into law:

  • HB24-1115 – Prescription Drug Label Accessibility, sponsored by Representatives Mary Young and Junie Joseph, and Senator Steve Fenberg.
  • HB24-1161 – Motor Vehicle Access Individuals with Disabilities, sponsored by Representative David Ortiz and Senator Nick Hinrichsen.
  • HB24-1229 – Presumptive Eligibility for Long-Term Care, sponsored by Representative Regina English and Senators Kyle Mullica and Perry Will.
  • HB24-1240 – AmeriCorps Education Award Tax Subtraction, sponsored by Representatives Junie Joseph and Ron Weinberg, and Senators Janice Rich and Tony Exum.
  • HB24-1322 – Medicaid Coverage Housing & Nutrition Services, sponsored by Representatives Kyle Brown and Shannon Bird, and Senators Barbara Kirkmeyer and Robert Rodriguez.
  • HB24-1360 – Colorado Disability Opportunity Office, sponsored by Representatives David Ortiz and Chad Clifford, and Senator Robert Rodriguez.
  • HB24-1382 – Insurance Coverage Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Syndrome, sponsored by Representatives Judy Amabile and Kyle Brown, and Senator Kyle Mullica.

“The Polis-Primavera administration is committed to ensuring that all Coloradans can thrive in our beautiful state. With the creation of the Colorado Disability Opportunity Office, we are providing greater collaboration on policies impacting Coloradans with disabilities to ensure they can access the tools and resources they need to live the purposeful and independent lives they desire and deserve,” said Lieutenant Governor Primavera.

  • HB24-1472 Raise Damage Limit Tort Actions, sponsored by Representatives Kyle Brown and Rose Pugliese, and Senators Kyle Mullica and Bob Gardner.

“Thanks to this bipartisan legislation we are preventing costly and divisive ballot measures that would be bad for the future of Colorado. This law will protect patient rights while saving Coloradans money on healthcare, creating a more affordable future for all of us,” said Governor Polis.

  • SB24-042 – Sickle Cell Disease Community Outreach & Services, sponsored by Senators Janet Buckner and Rhonda Fields, and Representatives Regina English and Jennifer Bacon.
  • SB24-110 – Medicaid Prior Authorization Prohibition, sponsored by Senators Robert Rodriguez and Barbara Kirkmeyer, and Representatives Judy Amabile and Emily Sirota.
  • SB24-124 – Health-Care Coverage for Biomarker Testing, sponsored by Senators Janice Rich and Dafna Michaelson Jenet, and Representatives Anthony Hartsook and Monica Duran.