SB 17-272 adds measures for high school students to demonstrate college and career readiness based on the demonstration options currently included in the state’s graduation guidelines.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 17-1307 creates the Family and Medical Leave Insurance program to provide partial wage-replacement benefits to individuals who take leave from work to care for a new child or a family member with a serious health condition or who are unable to work due to their own serious health conditions.View Update
HB 17-1301 (Michaelson Jenet/ Fields & Holbert) No Withholding Student Transcripts for Library Fines
HB 17-1301 removes authority from school districts to withhold student records, including transcripts or diplomas, for failure to pay any fines or fees from the school district. These fines include the replacement of textbooks, library resources or other school property.View Update
SB 17-068 creates access to the Behavioral Health Care Professional Matching Grant Program and the School Counselor Corps Grant Program for elementary schools.View Update
SB 17-003 repeals the 2010 state law that established Connect for Health Colorado, our state-run insurance Marketplace where consumers can shop for health plans and receive tax credits and subsidies to help them afford those plans.View Update
SB 17-254, often referred to as the “Long Bill,” is the Joint Budget Committee’s budget package for state fiscal year 2017-2018.View Update