HB19-1013 (Exum/Pettersen) Child Care Expenses Tax Credit Low-Income Families

Originally Posted: January 11, 2019
Last Updated: June 5, 2019


This bill would extend Colorado’s low income child care expenses tax credit, which is currently set to expire at the end of the next tax year, for an additional eight years. This tax credit is available to families making $25,000 per year or less.


The Children’s Campaign strongly supports this bill. More than 36,000 families have benefitted from this tax credit each year for the past five years. This is a necessary component of our child care affordability strategies since low-income families, often lacking a federal tax liability, need a different approach to support their child care expenses at the state level.


Current Status

Signed by the governor on May 14 

Previous Statuses

January 11, 2019

Assigned to the House Finance & Appropriations Committees.

April 19, 2019

Passed the House Finance Committee on a bipartisan vote of 10-1 and now heads to the House Appropriations Committee.

April 26, 2019

Passed the Senate Finance Committee unanimously and the Senate Appropriations Committee on a bipartisan vote of 9-1 and now heads to the Senate floor

May 10, 2019

Passed the Senate on a bipartisan vote of 27-7 and now heads to the governor’s desk for signature.