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.


HB18-1282 (Lontine & Sias/Smallwood & Kefalas) Health Care Provider Unique Identification Per Site Or Service

Originally Posted: March 23, 2018
Last Updated: April 13, 2018

This bill requires an off-campus location of a hospital to use a unique national provider identifier, commonly referred to as an “NPI,” on all claims for reimbursement for health care services provided at the off-campus location. The bill also requires all Medicaid providers that are entities to use a unique NPI for all claims at each site at which they deliver services and for each provider type that the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has specified.

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HB18-1193 (Wilson & McLachlan) Extend Advanced Placement Incentives Program

Originally Posted: February 9, 2018
Last Updated: April 13, 2018

This bill extends the advanced placement incentives pilot program for three years and adds reporting requirements to help gauge the program’s success, including the number of students who enroll in advanced placement courses, those who take AP exams, and those who earn a score of 3 or higher on the exams

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HB18-1322 (Hamner/Lambert) 2018-19 “Long Bill” Appropriation Act (The State Budget)

Originally Posted: March 30, 2018
Last Updated: April 13, 2018

This bill, often referred to as the “Long Bill,” is the Joint Budget Committee’s budget package for state fiscal year 2018-2019. After several long days of debate, which provided legislators an opportunity to discuss policy priorities for our state and how best to allocate resources, the Colorado House passed the state budget with bipartisan support.

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HB18-1206 (Humphrey/Lundberg) Live and Let Live Act

Originally Posted: March 23, 2018
Last Updated: March 30, 2018

The bill allows businesses, adoption and foster care agencies, health care providers, government officials, and individuals to claim religion as an exemption from following laws that protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.

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