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.


HB19-1262 (Wilson & McLachlan/Bridges) State Funding for Full-day Kindergarten

Originally Posted: March 29, 2019
Last Updated: May 3, 2019

The bill would fund full-day kindergarteners as full-day students rather than treating them as half-day students as the state currently does. This will mean parents will no longer face the burden of tuition and districts will free up resources previously spent on full-day kindergarten to address local needs.

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HB19-1203 (Mullica/Todd) School Nurse Grant Program

Originally Posted: March 8, 2019
Last Updated: May 3, 2019

This bill would create the School Nurse Grant Program to increase the ability of schools to hire school nurses. Up to $3 million in grants could be made through the grant program to schools on a five-year cycle.

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SB19-188 (Winter & Williams/Gray & Duran) FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program

Originally Posted: March 15, 2019
Last Updated: May 3, 2019

This bill would create the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program to provide partial wage-replacement benefits to an eligible individual who takes leave from work to care for a new child or a family member with a serious health condition or who is unable to work due to the individual’s own serious health condition, or due to certain needs arising from a family member’s active duty service.

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