The bill would authorize the state to file a State Innovation Waiver under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act to establish a state reinsurance program.View Update
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.
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This bill would prohibit licensed medical and mental health providers from engaging in conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth in Colorado, and would subject any licensed provider who engages in this practice to disciplinary action by the appropriate licensing boards.View Update
HB19-1257 (Becker & McCluskie/Court & Priola) Voter Approval to Retain Revenue for K-12 Education & Transportation, HB19-1258 Allocate Voter-Approved Revenue for Education and Transportation
TABOR hinders our ability as a state to invest in and support Colorado communities. Because revenue limits have put our state budget on autopilot, we don’t have what is needed to support priorities like education and transportation.View Update
This bill would help protect consumers who unknowingly receive care from an out-of-network provider at an emergency room or while accessing care at an in-network hospital and then receive a surprise bill for this care.View Update
HB19-1194 (Lontine & Larson/Priola & Fields) School Removal for Public Preschool through Second Grade
This bill would ensure that the standards for suspension and expulsion of young children from school are developmentally appropriate, and that young children are removed from school only to address ongoing safety concerns.View Update
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.View Update