This bill clarifies the content requirements for public schools that offer comprehensive human sexuality education and requires that such courses are taught in an inclusive way.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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The bill would create the Local Accountability System Grant Program in the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) to support local accountability systems that supplement the state accountability system.View Update
The bill creates the School Leadership Pilot Program to provide professional development for public middle and high school principals.View Update
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
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.View Update
HB19-1122 (Buckner & Landgraf/ Fields & Gardner) Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment Maternal Mortality Review Committee
The Children’s Campaign strongly supports this bill. Colorado’s maternal mortality rate has dramatically increased in recent years with behavioral health issues and self-harm being the two leading causes of death among new moms.View Update