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.


HB 16-1423 (Lundeen & Garnett/Hill) Student Data Collection, Use, Security 

Originally Posted: April 1, 2016
Last Updated: April 22, 2016

HB 16-1423 bolsters existing laws pertaining to student data security by adopting additional responsibilities for the State Board of Education, the Dept of Education, and school districts, BOCES, and charter schools to increase the transparency and security of students’ personally identifiable data.

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HB 16-1336 (Hamner & Rankin/Donovan) Study for the Creation of a Single Geographic Rating Area for Health Insurers to Use When Establishing Rates for Individual Health Insurance Plans

Originally Posted: March 11, 2016
Last Updated: April 22, 2016

HB 16-1336 would direct the Commissioner of Insurance to study the impacts and viability of creating a single geographic rating area, consisting of the entire state, for purposes of determining premium rates for individual health benefit plans.

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HB 16-1289 (Duran/Garcia) Incentives to Complete Career Development Courses

Originally Posted: March 4, 2016
Last Updated: April 22, 2016

HB 16-1289 creates a pilot program to increase access to career development courses. It would award $1,000 to school districts for each high school student who earns an industry certification tied to an in-demand job, finishes a workplace training program, or completes an AP Computer Science course.

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