HB 20-1414

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jun 09, 2020
  • Passed House Jun 09, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jun 11, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Jul 14, 2020

Price Gouge Amid Disaster Deceptive Trade Practice


The act establishes that a person engages in a deceptive trade practice if the person, within 180 days following the declaration of a disaster or disaster emergency by the president of the United States or the governor of the state and in the geographic area for which the disaster was declared, sells, offers for sale, provides, or offers to provide any of the following at a price so excessive as to amount to price gouging: Building materials; Consumer food items; Emergency supplies; Fuel; Medical supplies; Other necessities; Repair or reconstruction services; Transportation, freight, or storage services; or Services used in an emergency cleanup. A price is not unreasonably excessive if the seller can prove that, due to events that gave rise to the disaster declaration, the price is attributable to additional costs imposed on the seller by the seller's supplier or suppliers or other direct costs of providing the good or service sold or offered for sale. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Bill Sponsors (4)



Jul 14, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Jul 02, 2020

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor


Signed by the President of the Senate


Signed by the Speaker of the House

Jun 12, 2020


House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

Jun 11, 2020


Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 10, 2020


Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee


Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Senate Committee of the Whole Finance

Jun 09, 2020


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance

  • Introduction


House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor

Jun 08, 2020


House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

Jun 05, 2020


House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Jun 04, 2020


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

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (07/14/2020) PDF
Final Act (07/02/2020) PDF
Rerevised (06/11/2020) PDF
Revised (06/10/2020) PDF
Reengrossed (06/09/2020) PDF
Engrossed (06/08/2020) PDF
Introduced (06/04/2020) PDF
PA2 (06/10/2020) PDF
PA1 (06/08/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (06/05/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (06/10/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (07/27/2020) PDF


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