The Children’s Campaign supports developing a public health insurance option for Colorado. By providing a less expensive health insurance option, this plan could increase competition in the health insurance market (where 14 counties only have one health insurance carrier) and reduce health insurance costs in an equitable way across the state.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.
Need help finding specific info? Updates are sorted in reverse-chronological order, based on the date they were last updated. You can also use the update filters in the sidebar to filter this archive by update type and by Colorado Children's Campaign's position on the legislation. For additional legislative information, including capitol updates prior to 2016, please see our Legislative blog category.
This bill would prohibit licensed medical and mental health providers from engaging in conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth in Colorado, and would subject any licensed provider who engages in this practice to disciplinary action by the appropriate licensing boards.View Update
This bill would strengthen the warranty of habitability in Colorado law to ensure that all Colorado families have access to a safe, healthy place to live.View Update
HB19-1038 Dental Services for Pregnant Women on Child Health Plan Plus (Duran & Lontine/Ginal & Story)
This bill would provide dental insurance for the 900 pregnant Coloradans each year who use Colorado’s Children’s Basic Health Plan Plus (CHP+) for their health insurance.View Update
This bill authorizes local communities to create special districts for the purpose of delivering early childhood development services for children from birth through eight years of age.View Update
HB19-1194 (Lontine & Larson/Priola & Fields) School Removal for Public Preschool through Second Grade
This bill would ensure that the standards for suspension and expulsion of young children from school are developmentally appropriate, and that young children are removed from school only to address ongoing safety concerns.View Update