Capitol Update: Wins and misses on behalf of kids at the Colorado State Capitol

The Colorado General Assembly wrapped up its 2017 Regular Session last week and we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of legislative wins and misses on behalf of Colorado kids. Click here to read our 2017 Legislative Impacts for a concise summary of new laws affecting kids.

Yesterday, Gov. John Hickenlooper was joined by champions for reducing early childhood discipline disparities for the signing of HB 17-1211. Sponsored by Rep. James Coleman and Sen. Kevin Priola, the bipartisan law sets up a grant program for schools to implement professional development strategies to promote alternatives to early childhood suspension and expulsion from preschool through third grade. The program must still be funded through gifts, grants or donations.


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