LEGISLATION

After my election in 2018 I pledged to work on legislation that would improve the lives of my constituents. I was proud to collaborate on several bills with other lawmakers to do just that. Below are some highlights from my first term. To see more of the legislation that we passed, visit 

 https://leg.colorado.gov/legislators/kerry-tipper

COVID-19

HB20-1412

This bill allocates $10 million to the low-income energy assistance fund to provide direct utility bill payment assistance to households facing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

HB20-1410

The act provides eviction assistance, rental assistance, residential mortgage assistance, and guidance on other housing assistance to households facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Healthcare

Criminal Justice

HB20-1010

This bill assigns people who are incarcerated to their last known residence in Colorado prior to incarceration for the purposes of redistricting. This ensures more fair representation for thousands of Coloradans.

HB20-1019

This bill enacts measures to reduce the state prison population, including limiting the usage of private prisons.

SB20-217

This bill requires body cams, bans choke holds, submits law enforcement to liability for egregious, intentional and unconstitutional conduct, and increases transparency and reporting by all law enforcement.

HB20-1158

This bill requires insurance plans issues on or after January 1, 2022 to cover diagnosis of infertility, treatment for infertility, and fertility preservation services. 

HB20-1061

This bill increases access to HIV prevention medication by eliminating therapy requirements and making such drugs available over the counter.

Environmental

Social Justice

HB20-1307

This bill bans the use of a panic defense in crimes against people who identify with gender or sexual minorities unless a party can show its relevance to the court.

HB20-1048

This bill enacts protections against discrimination on the basis on the basis of one's race include hair texture, hair type, or a protective hairstyle commonly or historically associated with race

HB20-1265

This bill increases public protections from emissions of air toxics

HB20-1061

This bill creates statewide goals to reduce 2025 greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26%, 2030 greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50%, and 2050 greenhouse gas emissions by at least 90% of the levels of statewide greenhouse gas emissions that existed in 2005.