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.


HB21-1232 (Roberts & Jodeh/Donovan) Standardized Health Benefit Plan Colorado Option

Originally Posted: March 26, 2021
Last Updated: June 11, 2021

This bill would require the Commissioner of Insurance to develop a standardized health insurance plan for individual and small group markets that: offers coverage at bronze, silver and gold levels; is offered through Colorado’s health insurance exchange; offers a standardized set of benefits developed through a stakeholder process; and provides first-dollar, predictable coverage for certain high value services.

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HB21-1117 (Lontine & Gonzales-Gutierrez/Gonzales & Rodriguez) Local Government Authority Promote Affordable Housing Units

Originally Posted: February 26, 2021
Last Updated: June 11, 2021

This bill would clarify existing statute to provide that local governments may promote the development of affordable housing by requiring the inclusion of affordable units in new or redeveloped housing, as long as the local government provides a choice of alternatives to the developer to meet this requirement.

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