The bill allows licensed physicians, physician assistants, or advanced practice nurses or a parents, guardians, or students 18 years of age or older to sign an immunization exemption letter without the use of the required specified form and with no expectations for what is included in the letter.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 17-1210 (Lontine & Buckner/Fields & Priola) Addressing Out-of-School Suspension & Expulsion of Young Children
HB 17-1210 would update statute to offer better guidance to administrators regarding out-of-school suspensions & expulsions for very young children.View Update
HB 17-1201 authorizes a school district, board of cooperative services, or institute charter high school (local education provider) to grant a high school diploma endorsement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to students who demonstrate mastery in STEM.View Update
HB 17-1186 requires health benefit plans that provide contraception coverage to reimburse providers for initially dispensing a three-month supply of prescription contraceptives and subsequently for dispensing a 12-month supply of the same prescription contraceptive to the insured person.View Update
HB 17-1181 aligns statewide, end-of-year testing for 9th grade to the high school assessment chosen every five years rather than the assessment used for grades 3 through 8.View Update
HB 17-1160 (Hamner & Wilson/Priola & Fields) Kindergarten through Third Grade English Learner Reading Assessment Language
HB 17-1160 allows school districts or charter schools to decide if they want to administer reading assessments to English language learner students in kindergarten through third grade in English or in students’ native language if the assessment is available in that language.View Update