This bill would allow school-based health care centers to provide treatment for opioid and other substance use disorders and to apply for grants to provide these services. The bill would also establish the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee in statute until 2020.View Update
Each week during sessions 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. Check the updates below for analysis, testimony, fact sheets, vote totals, and other information to help you stay informed.
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This bill addresses coverage requirements for substance use disorder treatment.View Update
The bill requires the State Board of Education to create a weighted accreditation system that assigns greater value to high school graduation rates that are based on more rigorous coursework requirements.View Update
HB18-1134 (Pettersen & Wilson/Merrifield & Martinez Humenik) Use of Colorado Preschool Program Positions
With limited resources to support access to full-day kindergarten, this bill ensures that slots allocated to school districts are focused on children with demonstrated challenges that put them at risk of not being school-ready.View Update
This bill prohibits a court from placing a child in a juvenile detention facility for truancy. Currently, if a child between the ages of six and 17 has four unexcused absences in a month or 10 unexcused absences during the academic year, a judge may place the child in a juvenile detention facility.View Update
The bill requires the Office of Suicide Prevention in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to provide access to training programs related to youth suicide prevention for people who interact with youth on a regular basis, but have often not received training.View Update