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.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, often referred to as the “Long Bill,” is the Joint Budget Committee’s budget package for state fiscal year 2016-2017. The Long Bill is accompanied by a package of bills that help to balance the state budget.View Update
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
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.View Update
HB 16-1291 directs the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) to update the academic standards to include technology skills and creates a voluntary resource bank that schools and districts can use to expand school programming for computer science.View Update
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.View Update
HB 16-1227 (Kagan & DelGrosso/Hill & Crowder) Exemptions from Child Support Enforcement Requirements As A Condition of Receiving Child Care Assistance
Current law requires nearly all applicants for child care assistance to engage child support enforcement prior to receiving a subsidy. HB 16-1227 would eliminate that condition for teen parents and domestic violence survivors.View Update