In 2013, the legislature passed a law allowing up to six Colorado DMV offices to offer driver’s licenses to immigrants residing in Colorado without proper documentation.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.
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.
This bill requires the Department of Human Services and the Department of Education to enter into an interagency agreement to study the administration of Early Intervention evaluations performed under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for children birth through age two.View Update
Under current law, when an individual is seen by an out-of-network provider at a facility that is a part of their provider network, the individual’s health insurance carrier is only allowed to charge the individual the amount they would pay if the services were provided by an in-network provider.View Update
SB18-151 (Priola & Fields/Wilson & Buckner) Colorado Department of Education Bullying Policies Research
The bill requires the Department of Education to develop a model bullying prevention and education policy based on best practices in other states.View Update
SB18-146 (Kefalas & Smallwood/Sias & Singer) Freestanding Emergency Departments Required Consumer Notices
The bill would require a freestanding emergency department to (i) provide any individual that enters the facility seeking treatment with a written statement of the nature of the facility and the individual’s rights at the facility, (ii) post a sign with information about the networks the facility.View Update
SB18-099 (Merrifield & Priola/Pettersen & Wilson) Align Early Childhood Quality Improvement Programs
This bill aligns child care quality improvement initiatives so that these initiatives are more efficient and follow best practices by revising the School Readiness Quality Improvement.View Update