SB 16-190 would require the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) and county departments of human services to endeavor to meet federal performance measures for administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known in Colorado as Food Assistance.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 16-1440 aims to increase administrative flexibility for school districts and schools across Colorado.View Update
HB 16-1322 requires health benefit plans that are required to provide contraception coverage to reimburse providers for dispensing contraceptives.View Update
SB 16-188 would address key issues related to charter school funding and facilities by creating mill levy equalizations among public school students; reducing requirements imposed on charter schools as conditions of qualifying for capital construction funding; and leveling the BEST playing fields.View Update
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
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