HB 17-1323

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2017 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House May 01, 2017
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

PUC Ethics Add Consumer Protection


Section 2 of the bill prohibits a person from serving on the public utilities commission if he or she: Has, within the immediately preceding 4 years, served as an officer or director of a regulated utility; or Has or acquires any official relation to, or financial interest in, a regulated utility. 'Financial interest' does not include passive ownership of stocks through a mutual fund or similar vehicle. Section 3 encourages the director of the commission to assign employees to temporary training and development sessions with other state agencies, particularly those with which the commission has frequent interaction, to improve the employees' substantive expertise and familiarity with the operations of those agencies. Section 3 also requires the director to keep audio records of the commission's proceedings and make them publicly available online. In addition, section 3 expressly authorizes the executive director of the department of regulatory agencies (of which the commission is a part) to request that the state auditor conduct performance audits of the commission and its staff and operations. Section 5 directs the commission to adopt rules concerning conflicts of interest, incompatible activities, and ex parte communications to govern the conduct of commission members, staff, and administrative law judges. Sections 1 and 4 make conforming amendments. Section 6 appropriates $22,812 to the department of regulatory agencies for legal services.(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (3)


May 04, 2017


May 04, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

May 01, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Colorado General Assembly

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 28, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

Colorado General Assembly

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Apr 24, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Finance Appropriations

Apr 19, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Finance

  • Referral-Committee
Finance Transportation & Energy

Apr 07, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy + Appropriations

  • Introduction
Transportation & Energy Appropriations

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Amendment L.003 PDF
Amendment L.002 PDF
Amendment L.001 PDF
Amendment L.012 PDF
Amendment L.011 PDF
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (04/21/2017) PDF
PA2 (04/28/2017) PDF
Introduced (04/07/2017) PDF
Engrossed (04/28/2017) PDF
Reengrossed (05/01/2017) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/28/2017) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/18/2017) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/21/2017) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (05/02/2017) PDF
Fiscal Note FN4 (08/08/2017) PDF


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