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.


HB18-1266 (Esgar & Wilson/Hill & Todd) Career Development Success Program Expansion

Originally Posted: March 16, 2018
Last Updated: April 20, 2018

The bill extends the Career Success Pilot Program (HB16-1289) for another five years, through 2024. The program seeks to increase access to career development courses and awards $1,000 bonuses to school districts for each high school student who earns an industry certification tied to an in-demand job, finishes a rigorous workplace training program tied to key industry needs, or completes a Computer Science AP course.

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HB18-1333 (Young/Lambert) Part C Child Find Responsibilities

Originally Posted: March 30, 2018
Last Updated: April 20, 2018

This bill requires the Department of Human Services and the Department of Education to enter into an interagency agreement to study the administration of Early Intervention evaluations performed under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for children birth through age two.

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HB18-1335 (Young/Lundberg) County Child Care Assistance Program Block Grants

Originally Posted: March 30, 2018
Last Updated: April 20, 2018

This bill changes the funding method for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) to a percentage-based model, where county allocations will be determined based upon the results of an annual market rate study and each county’s share of the total number of children eligible to receive CCCAP assistance.

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