Each week of the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly we’ll bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health and education of Colorado kids. Below is a list of all the bills we are tracking. Each bill title links to analysis, testimony, fact sheets, vote totals and other information to help you stay informed.

April 28, 2017

HB17-1139 (Landgraf & Michaelson Jenet/Kefalas & Martinez Humenik) Medicaid Provider Compliance Billing Safety Rules

HB17-1211 (Coleman/Priola) Early Elementary Educators Professional Development Discipline Strategies

HB17-1287 (Hamner & Rankin/Kerr & Priola) Achieving A Vision for Education in Colorado

HB17-1320 (Michaelson Jenet/Fenberg & Coram) Age Of Consent for Outpatient Psychotherapy

HB17-1332 (Bridges & Wilson/Smallwood & Fenberg) Teacher Licensure Programs in Nonpublic Child Care & Preschool Facilities

HB17-1340 (Lundeen & Garnett) Legislative Interim Committee on School Finance

HB17-1344 (Bridges & Pettersen/Priola &Todd) Innovative Teacher Preparation Pilot Programs

HB17-1353 (Young/Lundberg) Implement Medicaid Delivery & Payment Initiatives

HB17-1355 (Young/Lundberg) County Block Grant Money to Child Care Quality Programs

SB17-107 (Merrifield/McLachlan) Reward Access to Arts Education In Public Schools  

April 21, 2017

HB17-1003 (McLachlan/Coram) Strategic Plan to Address Teacher Shortages

HB17-1139 (Landgraf & Michaelson Jenet/Kefalas & Martinez Humenik) Medicaid Provider Compliance Billing Safety Rules

HB17-1160 (Hamner & Wilson/Priola & Fields) Kindergarten through Third Grade English Learner Reading Assessment Language

HB17-1181 (Lundeen & Pettersen/ Priola & Todd) Required State Assessment For Ninth-grade Students

HB 17-1186 (Pettersen & Landgraf/Coram) Health Coverage Prescription Contraceptives Supply

HB17-1201 (Coleman/Zenzinger & Priola) Science Technology Engineering Math Diploma Endorsement

HB17-1210 Lontine & Buckner/ Fields & Priola) School Discipline for Preschool Through 2nd Grade

HB17-1211 (Coleman/Priola) Early Elementary Educators Professional Development Discipline Strategies

HB17-1287 (Hamner & Rankin/Kerr & Priola) Achieving A Vision for Education in Colorado

HB17-1320 (Michaelson Jenet & Landgraf/Fenberg & Coram) Age Of Consent for Outpatient Psychotherapy

HB17-1332 (Bridges & Wilson/Fenberg & Smallwood) Access to Alternative Teacher Licensure for Early Childhood Educators

HB17-1340 (Lundeen & Garnett) Legislative Interim Committee on School Finance

SB 17-004 (Tate/Wist) Access to Non-Enrolled Providers for Medicaid Recipients

SB17-103 (Merrifield) Early Learning Strategies in Education Accountability

SB17-250 (Marble & Neville/Lebsock & Neville) Student Exemption from Immunization Requirements

April 14, 2017

HB17-1003 (McLachlan/Coram) Strategic Plan to Address Teacher Shortages

HB17-1106 (Wilson & Pettersen/Martinez Humenik) Extend Early Childhood Leadership Commission

HB17-1139 (Landgraf &Michaelson Jenet/Kefalas & Martinez Humenik) Medicaid Provider Compliance Billing Safety Rules

HB17-1160 (Hamner & Wilson/Priola & Fields) Kindergarten through Third Grade English Learner Reading Assessment Language

HB17-1181 (Lundeen & Pettersen/ Priola & Todd) Required State Assessment For Ninth-grade Students

HB 17-1186 (Pettersen & Landgraf/Coram) Health Coverage Prescription Contraceptives Supply

HB17-1201 (Coleman/Zenzinger & Priola) Science Technology Engineering Math Diploma Endorsement

HB17-1210 Lontine & Buckner/ Fields & Priola) School Discipline for Preschool Through 2nd Grade

HB17-1211 (Coleman/Priola) Educators Professional Development Discipline Strategies

HB17-1320 (Michaelson Jenet & Landgraf/Fenberg & Coram) Age Of Consent for Outpatient Psychotherapy

HB17-1332 (Bridges & Wilson/Smallwood & Fenberg) Teacher Licensure Programs in Nonpublic Child Care & Preschool Facilities

SB 17-004 (Tate/Wist) Access to Non-Enrolled Providers for Medicaid Recipients

SB17-103 (Merrifield) Early Learning Strategies in Education Accountability

SB17-107 (Merrifield/McLachlan) Reward Access To Arts Education In Public Schools  

SB17-267 (Sonnenberg & Guzman/Becker K. & Becker J.) Sustainability of Rural Colorado

April 7, 2017

Long Bill

HB 17-1106 (Wilson & Pettersen) Extend the Early Childhood Leadership Commission

HB17-1139 (Landgraf & Michaelson Jenet/Martinez Humenik & Kefalas) Improve Medicaid Program Integrity and Client Protections

HB17-1160 (Hamner & Wilson/Priola & Fields) Kindergarten through Third Grade English Learner Reading Assessment Language

HB 17-1186 (Pettersen & Landgraf/Coram) Health Coverage Prescription Contraceptives Supply

HB17-1201 (Coleman/Zenzinger & Priola) Science Technology Engineering Math Diploma Endorsement

HB17-1301 (Michaelson Jenet/ Fields & Holbert) No Withholding Student Transcripts for Library Fines

HB17-1307 (Winter) Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program Wage Replacement

SB 17-003 (Smallwood/Neville) Repeal Colorado Health Benefit Exchange

SB 17-004 (Tate/Wist) Access to Non-Enrolled Providers for Medicaid Recipients

SB17-068 (Todd/Singer) Early Support for Student Success through Access to School Counselors

SB17-103 (Merrifield) Early Learning Strategies in Education Accountability

SB17-272 (Priola/Pettersen & Lundeen) Measures of Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness

March 31, 2017

Long Bill: SB 17-254 (Lambert/Hamner)

HB17-1003 (McLachlan) Strategic Plan to Address Teacher Shortages

HB 17-1106 (Wilson & Pettersen) Extend the Early Childhood Leadership Commission

HB17-1184 (Duran/Grantham) Modern Technology in Public Schools

HB 17-1186 (Pettersen & Landgraf/Coram) Health Coverage Prescription Contraceptives Supply

SB17-068 (Todd/Singer) Early Support for Student Success through Access to School Counselors

SB17-114 (Moreno) Accountability for School Districts & Schools

 

March 24, 2017

Preserve the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey

State Budget Package

HB17-1003 (McLachlan) Strategic Plan to Address Teacher Shortages

HB17-1178 (Wilson) Administrative Flexibility for School Districts

HB17-1181 (Pettersen & Lundeen/Priola & Todd) Required State Assessment for Ninth-grade Students

HB17-1184 (Duran/Grantham) Modern Technology in Public Schools

HB 17-1186 (Pettersen & Landgraf/Coram) Health Coverage Prescription Contraceptives Supply

HB 17-1187 (Thurlow/Crowder) Change Excess State Revenues Cap Growth Factor

HB17-1201 (Coleman/Zenzinger & Priola) Science Technology Engineering Math Diploma Endorsement

HB 17-1210 (Lontine & Buckner/Priola & Fields) Addressing Out-of-School Suspension & Expulsion of Young Children

HB 17-1211 (Coleman/Priola) Disciplinary Strategies Professional Development for Educators

SB17-057 (Guzman) Colorado Healthcare Affordability & Sustainability Enterprise

SB17-065 (Lundberg) Transparency in Direct Pay Health Care Prices

March 17, 2017

SB17-061 (Hill & William/Sias) Additional Funding Charter School Operating Costs

SB17-068 (Todd/Singer) Early Support for Student Success through Access to School Counselors

HB17-1160 (Hamner & Wilson/Priola & Fields) Kindergarten through Third Grade English Learner Reading Assessment Language

HB 17-1186 (Pettersen & Landgraf/Coram) Health Coverage Prescription Contraceptives Supply

HB17-1201 (Coleman/Zenzinger & Priola) Science Technology Engineering Math Diploma Endorsement

HB 17-1210 (Lontine & Buckner/Priola & Fields) Addressing Out-of-School Suspension & Expulsion of Young Children

HB 17-1211 (Coleman/Priola) Disciplinary Strategies Professional Development for Educators

March 10, 2017

School Property Tax Equality

HB 17-1210 (Lontine & Buckner/Fields & Priola) Addressing Out-of-School Suspension & Expulsion of Young Children

HB 17-1211 (Coleman/Priola) Disciplinary Strategies Professional Development for Educators

Pregnant and Expectant Mothers Facing Incarceration (Dept. of Corrections Budget Request R-01)

HB17-1001 (Buckner/Kerr) Employee Leave for Children’s Academic Activities

HB 17-1038 (Lontine) Prohibit Corporal Punishment of Children in Certain Public Settings

HB 17-1106 (Wilson & Pettersen) Extend the Early Childhood Leadership Commission

HB 17-1135 (Bridges/Priola) Portability of Background Checks for Child Care Providers

HB17-1181 (Pettersen & Lundeen/Priola & Todd) Required State Assessment for Ninth-grade Students

HB17-1184 (Duran/Grantham) Modern Technology in Public Schools

HB 17-1186 (Pettersen & Landgraf/Coram) Health Coverage Prescription Contraceptives Supply

HB 17-1187 (Thurlow/Crowder) Change Excess State Revenues Cap Growth Factor

HB17-1201 (Coleman/Zenzinger & Priola) Science Technology Engineering Math Diploma Endorsement

SB17-061 (Hill & William/Sias) Additional Funding Charter School Operating Costs

SB17-110 (Crowder & Kefalas) Accessibility of Exempt Family Child Care

SB17-123 (Zenzinger & Priola/Wilson & Hamner) Diploma Seal of Biliteracy

March 03, 2017

HB 17-1210 (Lontine & Buckner/Fields & Priola) Addressing Out-of-School Suspension & Expulsion of Young Children

HB 17-1211 (Coleman/Priola) Disciplinary Strategies Professional Development for Educators

HB 17-1187 (Thurlow/Crowder) Change Excess State Revenues Cap Growth Factor

HB 17-1002 (Pettersen & Exum/Kefalas) Renewing the Child Care Tax Credit for Low Income Families

HB 17-1106 (Wilson & Pettersen) Extend the Early Childhood Leadership Commission

HB 17-1135 (Bridges/Priola) Portability of Background Checks for Child Care Providers

HB17-1160 (Hamner & Wilson/Priola & Fields) Kindergarten through Third Grade English Learner Reading Assessment Language

HB17-1181 (Pettersen & Lundeen/Priola & Todd) Required State Assessment for Ninth-grade Students

HB17-1184 (Duran/Grantham) Modern Technology in Public Schools

HB 17-1186 (Pettersen & Landgraf/Coram) Health Coverage Prescription Contraceptives Supply

SB 17-004 (Tate/Wist) Access to Non-Enrolled Providers for Medicaid Recipients

SB17-061 (Hill & William/Sias) Additional Funding Charter School Operating Costs

SB17-065 (Lundberg) Transparency in Direct Pay Health Care Prices

SB17-110 (Crowder & Kefalas) Accessibility of Exempt Family Child Care

SB17-123 (Zenzinger & Priola/Wilson & Hamner) Diploma Seal of Biliteracy

February 24, 2017

HB 17-1160 (Hamner & Wilson/Priola & Fields) Kindergarten Through Third Grade English Learner Reading Assessment Language

HB 17-1002 (Pettersen & Exum/Kefalas) Renewing the Child Care Tax Credit for Low Income Families

SB 17-123 (Zenzinger & Priola/Wilson & Hamner) Seal of Biliteracy for High School Diplomas

HB 17-1186 (Pettersen & Landgraf/Coram) Health Coverage Prescription Contraceptives Supply

HB 17-1187 (Thurlow/Crowder) Change Excess State Revenues Cap Growth Factor

HB 17-1184 (Duran/Grantham) Modern Technology Education in Public Schools

SB 17-061 (Hill & William/Sias) Funding for Charter Operating Costs

HB 17-1135 (Bridges) Portability of Background Checks for Child Care Providers

February 17, 2017

HB17-1184 (Duran/Grantham) Modern Technology Education in Public Schools

HB17-1181 (Pettersen & Lundeen/Priola & Todd) Required State Assessment for Ninth-grade Students

SB17-103 (Merrifield) Early Learning Strategies in Education Accountability

CDPHE Figure Setting

HB17-1135 (Bridges) Portability of Background Checks for Child Care Providers

HB 17-1038 (Lontine) Prohibit Corporal Punishment of Children in Certain Public Settings

SB17-110 (Crowder & Kefalas) Accessibility of Exempt Family Child Care

SB17-068 (Todd/Singer) Early Support for Student Success through Access to School Counselors

HB17-1089 (Lundeen) Parent Choice in Low-performing School Districts

HB17-1117 (Leonard/Neville) Repeal Assessments in 9th Grade & Social Studies

HB17-1062 (Buck/Merrifield &Marble) Making Certain State Assessments Optional

SB17-107 (Merrifield/McLachlan) Reward Access to Arts Education in Public Schools

SB17-119 (Court) Restoration of School District Mill Levies

SB17-123 (Zenzinger & Priola/Wilson & Hamner) Seal of Biliteracy for High School Diplomas

SB17-067 (Merrifield) Educator Effectiveness 50% Student Academic Growth

SB17-101 (Todd/Carver) 9th and 10th Grade Assessments in Public Schools

SB17-114 (Moreno) Accountability for School Districts & Schools

February 10, 2017

SB17-061 (Hill & Williams/Sias) Funding for Charter Operating Costs

HB17-1160 (Hamner & Wilson/Fields & Priola) Reading Assessment Language for English Learners

SB17-068 (Todd/Singer) Early Support for Student Success through Access to School Counselors

SB17-110 (Crowder & Kefalas) Accessibility of Exempt Family Child Care

SB17-103 (Merrifield) Early Learning Strategies in Education Accountability

HB17-1135 (Bridges) Portability of Background Checks for Child Care Providers

HB17-1139 Improve Medicaid Program Integrity and Client Protections

SB17-121 (Lundberg/Crowder/Landgraf/Danielson) Improve Medicaid Client Correspondence

SB17-123 (Zenzinger & Priola/Wilson & Hamner) Seal of Biliteracy for High School Diplomas

SB17-064 (Kefalas/Lontine) License Freestanding Emergency Departments

HB17-1001 (Buckner/Kerr) Employee Leave for Children’s Academic Activities

HB17-1178 (Wilson) Administrative Flexibility for School Districts 

SB17-101 (Todd/Carver) 9th and 10th Grade Assessments in Public Schools

SB17-067 (Merrifield) Educator Effectiveness 50% Student Academic Growth 

HB17-1117 (Leonard/Neville) Repeal Assessments in 9th Grade and Social Studies 

HB17-1089 (Lundeen) Parent Choice in Low-performing School Districts 

HB17-1062 (Buck/Marble & Merrifield) Making Certain State Assessments Optional

SB 17-003 (Smallwood/Neville) Repeal Colorado Health Benefit Exchange

SB 17-004 (Tate/Wist) Access to Non-Enrolled Providers for Medicaid Recipients

SB17-114 (Moreno) Accountability for School Districts & Schools

SB17-119 (Court) Restoration of School District Mill Levie

February 03, 2017

SB17-110 (Crowder & Kefalas) Accessibility of Exempt Family Child Care

SB17-061 (Hill & Williams/Sias) Funding for Charter Operating Costs

Medicaid Funding for Connect for Health Colorado

SB17-103 (Merrifield) Early Learning Strategies in Education Accountability

HB17-1135 (Bridges) Portability of Background Checks for Child Care Providers

SB17-123 (Zenzinger & Priola/Wilson & Hamner) Seal of Biliteracy for High School Diplomas

HB 17-1106 (Wilson & Pettersen) Extend the Early Childhood Leadership Commission

HB 17-1038 (Lontine) Prohibit Corporal Punishment of Children in Certain Public Settings

SB17-064 (Kefalas/Lontine) License Freestanding Emergency Departments

HB17-1001 (Buckner/Kerr) Employee Leave for Children’s Academic Activities

SB17-101 (Todd/Carver) 9th and 10th Grade Assessments in Public Schools

SB 17-003 (Smallwood/Neville) Repeal Colorado Health Benefit Exchange

SB 17-004 (Tate/Wist) Access to Non-Enrolled Providers for Medicaid Recipients

SB17-107 (Merrifield/McLachlan) Reward Access to Arts Education in Public Schools

SB17-114 (Moreno) Accountability for School Districts & Schools

SB17-119 (Court) Restoration of School District Mill Levies

HB17-1022 (Salazar) Teaching Competent History in Public School

January 27, 2017

HB 17-1106 (Wilson & Pettersen) Extend the Early Childhood Leadership Commission

HB 17-1038 (Lontine) Prohibit Corporal Punishment of Children in Certain Public Settings

HB 17-1042 (Wilson) Increasing Funding for Full-Day Kindergarten

HB 17-1117 (Leonard/Neville) Repeal Assessments in 9th Grade and Social Studies

HB 17-1089 (Lundeen) Parent Choice in Low-performing School Districts

SB 17-003 (Smallwood/Neville) Repeal Colorado Health Benefit Exchange

SB 17-029 (Kerr/Pettersen) Funding for Full-Day Kindergarten

SB17-065 (Lundberg) Transparency in Direct Pay Health Care Prices

HB 17-1022 (Salazar) Teaching Competent History in Public Schools

January 20, 2017

SB17-068 (Todd/Singer) Early Support for Student Success Through Access to School Counselors

SB17-061 (Hill & William/Sias) Funding for Charter Operating Costs

HB 17-1038 (Lontine) Prohibit Corporal Punishment of Children in Certain Public Settings

HB17-1001 (Buckner/Kerr) Employee Leave for Children’s Academic Activities

SB17-064 (Kefalas/Lontine) License Freestanding Emergency Departments 

SB17-057 (Guzman) Colorado Healthcare Affordability & Sustainability Enterprise

HB 17-1042 (Wilson) Increasing Funding for Full-Day Kindergarten

SB17-067 (Merrifield) Educator Effectiveness and Student Academic Growth

SB 17-003 (Smallwood/Neville) Repeal Colorado Health Benefit Exchange

SB 17-004 (Tate/Wist) Access to Non-Enrolled Providers for Medicaid Recipients

SB17-065 (Lundberg) Transparency in Direct Pay Health Care Prices

HB 17-1022 (Salazar) Changes to teaching History in Public Schools

January 13, 2017

HB 17-1038 (Lontine) Prohibit Corporal Punishment of Children in Certain Public Settings  

HB 17-1002 (Pettersen & Exum/Kefalas) Renewing the Child Care Tax Credit for Low Income Families

HB17-1003 (McLachlan) Strategic Plan to Address Teacher Shortages

HB 17-1062 (Buck) Local Education Providers choose to administer state assessments in specific grades

SB 17-004 (Tate/Wist) Access to Non-Enrolled Providers for Medicaid Recipients

SB 17-029 (Kerr/Pettersen) Funding for Full-Day Kindergarten

HB 17-1042 (Wilson) Increasing Funding for Full-Day Kindergarten

SB 17-003 (Smallwood/Neville) Repeal Colorado Health Benefit Exchange