Capitol Update: Wins and misses on behalf of kids at the Colorado State Capitol

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 19, 2017

The Colorado General Assembly wrapped up its 2017 Regular Session last week and we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of legislative wins and misses on behalf of Colorado kids. Click here to read our 2017 Legislative Impacts for a concise summary of new laws affecting kids.

Yesterday, Gov. John Hickenlooper was joined by champions for reducing early childhood discipline disparities for the signing of HB 17-1211. Sponsored by Rep. James Coleman and Sen. Kevin Priola, the bipartisan law sets up a grant program for schools to implement professional development strategies to promote alternatives to early childhood suspension and expulsion from preschool through third grade. The program must still be funded through gifts, grants or donations.


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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit