Capitol Updates: Movement this week on early childhood educator tax credit, vaping restrictions and tenants’ rights

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 1, 2019

Each week during the 2019 session of the Colorado General Assembly, we bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health, and education of Colorado kids. See our website for complete analysis, testimony, fact sheets, vote totals, and other information to help you stay informed. Here are a few highlights from the Gold Dome this week:

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HB19-1005 (Buckner & Wilson/Todd & Priola) Income Tax Credit for Early Childhood Educators

This bill would establish a new tax credit for early childhood educators that is tied to their credential level and would be available at qualifying licensed homes and schools. Read more about the bill and why the Children’s Campaign testified in support this week by clicking here.

HB19-1076 (Michaelson Jenet & Larson/Priola & Donovan) Clean Indoor Air Act Add E-cigarettes Remove Exceptions

This bill would add the use of electronic smoking devices, such as e-cigarettes, to the activities prohibited in indoor public spaces and workplaces under Colorado’s Clean Indoor Air Act. The bill would also remove outdated exceptions from the law, including smoking areas in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and airports. Learn more about why the Children’s Campaign supports this bill here.

HB19-1118 (Jackson & Galindo/Williams) Time Period to Cure Lease Violation

This bill would increase the amount of notice that a landlord must provide to a tenant in the event of a lease violation from three days to 14 days before a landlord can initiate eviction proceedings against the tenant. Learn more about why the Children’s Campaign supports this bill here.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.