The 2021 Colorado Legislative Session technically convened (“gaveled in”) on January 13, 2021. However, the current plan is to return in full on February 16, 2021. A few minor and procedural bills have already been introduced, mainly those to allow the session to commence remotely. A handful of pandemic response bills were passed in a special session in November 2020, in a historic split session.
Priorities once the regular session starts will include addressing the economic effects of the pandemic, expanding health care (yet another public health insurance option appears to be in line for introduction after being sidelined last year), along with infrastructure concerns like education and transportation needs.
It is possible that bills that were introduced last year, but held due to the pandemic, may come be reintroduced this session. For example, there was a push at the end of the 2020 session regarding the introduction of a COVID presumption workers compensation bill. This did not pass last year, but may be reintroduced this year.