HB 17-1002 renews current Colorado policy, expiring at the end of the year, which allows families earning less than $25,000 a year to claim a tax credit for child care expenses.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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HB 17-1320 (Michaelson Jenet & Landgraf/Fenberg & Coram) Age Of Consent for Outpatient Psychotherapy
This bill lowers the age at which a minor can seek and obtain outpatient psychotherapy services from a licensed mental health professional.View Update
HB 17-1211 would create the Discipline Strategies Pilot Program, funding professional development for educators in the use of evidence-based, culturally responsive disciplinary training and developmentally appropriate responses to the behavioral issues of children in preschool through 3rd grade.View Update
HB 17-1139 (Landgraf & Michaelson Jenet/Kefalas & Martinez Humenik) Medicaid Provider Compliance Billing Safety Rules
HB 17-1139 will improve the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing’s Medicaid program integrity and fraud efforts while increasing client protections from improper balance billing.View Update
SB 17-103 would enable a focus on early learning and development and PreK-3rd grade strategies as part of our approach to turning around low-performing elementary schools.View Update
HB 17-1022 requires that the history, culture and contribution of American Indians, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans be included in a high school History course as a graduation requirement.View Update