Capitol Updates

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.


HB20-1138 (Coleman & Larson/Bridges & Gardner) Real Property Index

Originally Posted: February 21, 2020
Last Updated: June 19, 2020

This bill would require each state agency, state institution of higher education, and political subdivision of the state to submit to the Office of the State Architect a list of all usable real property owned by or under the control of the agency, institution, or political subdivision of the state.

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HB20-1418 (Becker / Todd) Public School Finance

Originally Posted: June 12, 2020
Last Updated: June 19, 2020

Passed as a bill each year separate from the budget, the School Finance Act (SFA) sets funding levels for Colorado’s 178 school districts for next school year. This year’s SFA is longer than usual because it incorporates several changes that were necessary because of the COVID crisis. Because of low

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HB20-1149 (Gonzales-Gutierrez/Moreno) 16-yr-olds Voting In School Board Elections

Originally Posted: March 6, 2020
Last Updated: June 19, 2020

This bill would allow young people who are ages 16 and 17 who are preregistered to vote in elections for the state board of education, school district officers, and on referred measures regarding mill levies, property taxes, school district organization and representation, and school district financial obligations or indebtedness.

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