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.

LEGISLATIVE IMPACTS 2017

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is the leading voice for kids at the Colorado State Capitol and in communities across the state. Since 1985 we’ve worked with policymakers from every corner of the state and every political perspective to improve the well-being of Colorado kids. We are pleased to see bipartisan support this year in many areas impacting children’s lives.

NEW PROGRESS FOR KIDS

Charter School Funding Equity: HB 17-1375 (Pettersen & Sias/Williams & Hill) requires school districts to either create a plan outlining how they will spend local tax revenues equitably or to share 95 percent of tax revenues with all schools in the district, regardless of school governance type.

Early Learning Strategies in Education Accountability: SB 17-103 (Merrifield/Pettersen) adds a focus on early learning and preschool through third grade strategies for schools and districts that are struggling to ensure all children are on track for success.

Child Care Expenses Tax Credit: HB 17-1002 (Pettersen & Exum/Kefalas & Martinez Humenik) reauthorizes Colorado’s expiring refundable tax credit for child care expenses for working families for another three years. This successful credit helps more than 35,000 Coloradans offset their child care expenses by more than $6 million each year so they can work.

Behavioral Health Support for Young Students: SB 17-068 (Todd/Singer) expands eligibility for the School Behavioral Health Professionals and Counselor Corps grant programs to include elementary schools and adds support for 150 more health professionals.

The Early Childhood Leadership Commission: HB 17-1106 (Pettersen & Wilson/Martinez Humenik & Todd) continues the ECLC, our statewide coordinating body for early childhood initiatives, for another six years.

Alternative Educator Licensure for Early Childhood Educators: HB 17-1332 (Bridges & Wilson/Fenberg & Smallwood) removes a statutory barrier that had precluded early childhood educators working in community-based early learning settings from enrolling in alternative teacher licensure programs.

Language Choice in Early Literacy Assessments: HB 17-1160 (Hamner & Wilson/Fields & Priola) creates additional flexibility for English Language Learners in kindergarten through third grade so that they can take reading assessments in their native language while still developing proficiency in English.

Addressing Teacher Shortages: HB 17-1003 (McLachlan/Coram) requires the creation of a strategic plan to address teacher shortages, including early childhood educators.

School Finance Planning: HB 17-1340 (Lundeen & Garnett/Moreno & Hill) establishes an interim legislative committee on school finance and creates opportunities to improve equity and adequacy in how the state funds students in preschool through 12th grade.

Professional Development to Address Early Childhood Suspension & Expulsion: HB 17-1211 (Coleman/Priola) establishes a grant program that, if funded, will allow schools to implement professional development strategies to promote alternatives to early childhood suspension and expulsion from preschool through third grade.

Seal of Biliteracy: SB 17-123 (Priola & Zenzinger/Hamner & Wilson) establishes requirements by which high school students may earn a diploma endorsement in biliteracy if they demonstrate proficiency in English and at least one foreign language.

Access to Contraception: HB 17-1186 (Pettersen & Landgraf/Coram) provides access to a 12-month supply of prescription contraceptives, which reduces unintended pregnancies.

Modern Technology Education In Public Schools:  HB17-1184 (Duran/Grantham) directs the State Board of Education to incorporate skills relating to information and communications technologies into the 10 content areas during the upcoming state academic standards review.

Budget Wins:

  • An increase of $9.7 million for the Department of Education to expand access to school-based behavioral health professionals.
  • An increase of $2.5 million for the Department of Human Services to expand access to quality child care via the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program.
  • An increase of $572,000 to serve 1,300 families with children birth to age 3 in the evidence-based Healthy Steps for Young Children home visitation program.
  • An increase of $45,000 to expand access to pregnancy-related depression screening during pediatric well-child check-ups.
  • Maintaining $775,000 in funding for the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, an anonymous and voluntary survey administered to students in grades 6-12 that produces the state’s most reliable source of information on student health behavior.
  • An increase of $261.8 million in additional K-12 financing, including a requirement that the “negative factor” (renamed the “budget stabilization factor” in statute) be held constant at $828.3 million next year.
  • Maintaining funding for the Colorado Family Planning Program, including access to long-acting reversible contraceptives.

PROTECTING PROGRESS

Student Exemption from Immunization Requirements: SB 17-250 (Neville & Marble/Neville & Lebsock) was successfully defeated. It would have loosened the process for medical and non-medical exemptions from immunization requirements for children enrolling in school or child care.

Maintaining Innovations in Education: SB 17-067 (Merrifield), if it had passed, would have eliminated the use of objective student achievement data in our educator evaluation system. HB 17-1062, HB 17-1117, and SB 17-101 would have eliminated or made optional key statewide assessments that provide student growth information.

Maintaining the Colorado Health Insurance Marketplace: SB17-003 (Smallwood/Neville) was defeated, but would have repealed the bipartisan state law that established Connect for Health Colorado, our state-run insurance Marketplace, limiting Colorado’s flexibility to innovate and design our own state solution for customers to shop for health plans and receive tax credits and subsidies to help them afford those plans.

Maintaining Financial Protections in Medicaid: SB17-004 (Tate/Wist), if passed, would have allowed medical providers who are not enrolled in the Medicaid program to charge Medicaid clients for services that would otherwise be paid for by Medicaid, creating financial strain and stress for families that is bad for kids’ healthy development.

Medicaid Delivery & Payment Initiatives: HB 17-1353 (Young/Lundberg) codifies the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC), the primary Medicaid delivery system in Colorado, and Department of Health Care Policy and Financing’s work to continue to integrate physical and behavioral health care and provide access to a medical home through the ACC.

MISSED OPPORTUNITIES

Addressing Early Childhood Suspension and Expulsion: HB 17-1210 (Lontine & Buckner/Priola & Fields) would have established more developmentally appropriate standards for out-of-school suspension and expulsion of young children in public school settings.

Funding for Full-Day Kindergarten: HB 17-1042 (Wilson) would have increased funding for children enrolled in full-day kindergarten programs who are currently only funded for a little more than a half-day.

A Vision for Education in Colorado: HB 17-1287 (Hamner & Rankin/Priola & Kerr) would have laid out a process for establishing a coherent vision for Colorado’s P-12 public education system.

Mother-Baby Unit: The final state budget failed to include funding for a mother-baby unit within the Department of Corrections that would have allowed infants and toddlers to bond with new mothers facing incarceration.

Two Generation Pilot Program: The final state budget did not include a proposed “Two Generations Reaching Opportunity” pilot program to combine evidence-based home visiting outreach with comprehensive services for adults that lead to economic self-sufficiency.

School Finance and Taxpayer Equality: Joint Budget Committee staff presented recommendations to legislators that would have addressed Colorado’s uneven property tax system and improved the adequacy of K-12 funding by referring a statewide measure to voters to require a more consistent level of local investment in education through local property taxes

May 12, 2017

School Finance Act

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

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

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

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

HB17-1375 (Pettersen & Sias) Distributing Mill Levy Override Revenue to Schools

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

May 05, 2017

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

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

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

HB17-1320 (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

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

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

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

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

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