HB 17-1022 (Salazar) Changes to Teaching History in Public Schools

Originally Posted: January 20, 2017
Last Updated: May 5, 2017


The bill requires that the history, culture and contribution of American Indians, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans be included in a high school history course as a graduation requirement.


The Colorado Children’s Campaign affirms it is important to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of history and culture and to highlight contributions from diverse groups.

Current Status

The bill died in the Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee on a vote of 3-2.

Previous Statuses

February 3, 2017

Passed the House Education Committee on a party line 7-6 vote and now heads to the House Appropriations Committee.

January 27, 2017

Scheduled to be heard in the House Education Committee on Monday, Jan. 30 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 0112.

January 20, 2017

Introduced in the House – Assigned to the House Education Committee.