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.

SB18-266 (Lundberg/Young) Controlling Medicaid Costs

Originally Posted: April 27, 2018
Last Updated: May 4, 2018

This bill would require the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to provide information to providers participating in the Accountable Care Collaborative, the state Medicaid delivery system, regarding the cost and quality of medical services provided by hospitals and other Medicaid providers and the cost and quality of pharmaceuticals prescribed by Medicaid providers.

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HB18-1156 (Lee/Holbert) Limit Penalties for Juvenile Truancy

Originally Posted: March 2, 2018
Last Updated: April 27, 2018

This bill prohibits a court from placing a child in a juvenile detention facility for truancy. Currently, if a child between the ages of six and 17 has four unexcused absences in a month or 10 unexcused absences during the academic year, a judge may place the child in a juvenile detention facility.

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HB18-1335 (Young/Lundberg) County Child Care Assistance Program Block Grants

Originally Posted: March 30, 2018
Last Updated: April 27, 2018

This bill changes the funding method for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) to a percentage-based model, where county allocations will be determined based upon the results of an annual market rate study and each county’s share of the total number of children eligible to receive CCCAP assistance.

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