Rocky Mountain Cradle To Career Partnership (RMC2C)
2020 Session

RMC2C Bill Tracker

HB20-1002 College Credit For Work Experience 
Comment: Higher Education
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: College Credit For Work Experience
Sponsors: B. McLachlan (D) | M. Baisley (R) / R. Zenzinger (D) | T. Story (D)
Summary: Making Higher Education Attainable Interim Study Committee. The bill requires an existing council charged with looking at general education courses (council) to implement a plan for determining and awarding academic credit for postsecondary education based on work-related experience. Furthermore, state institutions of higher education (institutions) are required to evaluate student learning from work-related experience and award appropriate academic credit for the experience. Also, institutions shall accept and transfer academic credit awarded for work-related experience as courses with guaranteed-transfer designation, unless the council creates a plan concerning awarding and transferring academic credit for work-related experience for courses with guaranteed-transfer designation.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
1/28/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/13/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/28/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
6/2/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/4/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/5/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
6/6/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Finance
6/8/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/9/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/9/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/10/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/26/2020 Sent to the Governor
6/26/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/26/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
7/8/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, January 29
22 HB20-1002 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
23 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
24 recommendation:
25
26 Amend printed bill, page 3, strike lines 12 through 27.
27
28 Strike pages 4 through 8 and substitute:
29
30 "SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 23-5-145.5 as
31 follows:
32 23-5-145.5. Credit for work-related experience - plan - report
33 - definitions - repeal. (1) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE
34 CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
35 (a) "COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION" OR "COMMISSION" HAS
36 THE SAME MEANING SET FORTH IN SECTION 23-1-101.1 (1).
37 (b) "COUNCIL" MEANS THE COUNCIL CREATED AND EXISTING
38 PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-1-108.5, CONVENED BY THE COMMISSION ON
39 HIGHER EDUCATION.
40 (c) "GUARANTEED-TRANSFER PATHWAYS" OR "GT PATHWAYS"
41 MEANS THE STATEWIDE ARTICULATION MATRIX SYSTEM OF COMMON
42 COURSE NUMBERING FOR GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES DESCRIBED IN
43 SECTION 23-1-108.5 (3)(c).
44 (d) "STATE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION" OR "INSTITUTION"
45 HAS THE SAME MEANING SET FORTH IN SECTION 23-1-135 (2).
46 (e) "STATEWIDE DEGREE TRANSFER AGREEMENT" MEANS A
47 STATEWIDE DEGREE TRANSFER AGREEMENT DESCRIBED IN SECTION
48 23-1-108 (7).
49 (f) "WORK-RELATED EXPERIENCE" MEANS ANY EXPERIENCE
50 ACQUIRED WITHIN THE PAST TEN YEARS THROUGH PAID OR UNPAID
51 EMPLOYMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SELF-EMPLOYMENT, AN
52 INTERNSHIP, A RESIDENCY, A PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM, OR AN
53 APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM THAT MAY LEAD TO OR RESULT IN A BUSINESS
54 CREDENTIAL, AN INDUSTRY CREDENTIAL, A TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE, OR
55 A PROFESSIONAL LICENSE.
1 (2) (a) ON OR BEFORE JULY 1, 2020, THE COMMISSION, IN
2 CONSULTATION WITH ALL STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION,
3 SHALL DEVELOP A PROCESS FOR STUDENTS TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR ANY
4 COURSE IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM THROUGH SUCCESSFUL
5 COMPLETION OF A PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT, INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT,
6 EXAMINATION, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF THAT IS APPROPRIATE TO
7 THE LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE.
8 (b) BEGINNING IN THE 2020-21 ACADEMIC YEAR, EACH
9 INSTITUTION SHALL GRANT FULL COURSE CREDIT TO A STUDENT FOR A
10 COURSE THAT THE STUDENT SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THROUGH THE
11 REQUIRED PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT, INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT,
12 EXAMINATION, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF FREE OF TUITION. ANY
13 COURSE CREDIT GRANTED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (2) MUST BE
14 TRANSFERABLE TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION PURSUANT TO COMMISSION
15 POLICY REGARDING GT PATHWAYS OR A STATEWIDE DEGREE TRANSFER
16 AGREEMENT.
17 (c) AN INSTITUTION MAY ESTABLISH AND CHARGE A FEE TO A
18 STUDENT TO ADMINISTER A PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT, INDIVIDUAL
19 ASSESSMENT, EXAMINATION, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF. A FEE MUST
20 BE TRANSPARENT AND REFLECT THE ACTUAL COST TO ADMINISTER A
21 PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT, INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT, EXAMINATION, OR ANY
22 COMBINATION THEREOF, INCLUDING FACULTY OR STAFF TIME AND
23 RESOURCES, AND ANY APPROPRIATELY AMORTIZED INFRASTRUCTURE
24 COST.
1 25 (d) ON OR BEFORE JULY 1, 2021, AND ON OR BEFORE EACH JULY
26 THEREAFTER, EACH INSTITUTION SHALL REPORT TO THE COMMISSION
27 REGARDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SUBSECTION (2). THE REPORT
28 MUST INCLUDE, AT A MINIMUM:
29 (I) THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO WERE AWARDED CREDIT AND
30 TRANSFERRED CREDIT PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (2);
31 (II) DATA REGARDING THE AGE AND DEMOGRAPHICS OF STUDENTS
32 WHO WERE AWARDED CREDIT AND TRANSFERRED CREDIT TO OR FROM THE
33 INSTITUTION PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (2); AND
34 (III) THE FEE ESTABLISHED AND CHARGED BY THE INSTITUTION, IF
35 ANY, TO ADMINISTER A PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT, INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT,
36 EXAMINATION, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF PURSUANT TO THIS
37 SUBSECTION (2).
38 (3) ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2022, THE COUNCIL, IN
39 COLLABORATION WITH THE COMMISSION, SHALL CREATE, ADOPT, AND
40 IMPLEMENT A PLAN, REFERRED TO IN THIS SECTION AS THE "PLAN", TO
41 AWARD POSTSECONDARY ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR COURSES IN GT
42 PATHWAYS OR A STATEWIDE DEGREE TRANSFER AGREEMENT FOR
43 LEARNING DEMONSTRATED FROM WORK-RELATED EXPERIENCE. IN
44 CREATING THE PLAN, PRIORITY MAY BE GIVEN TO WORK-RELATED
45 EXPERIENCE THAT IS RESPONSIVE TO WORKFORCE DEMANDS AND GROWING
46 INDUSTRIES IDENTIFIED BY THE MOST RECENT COLORADO TALENT PIPELINE
47 REPORT PREPARED PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-46.3-103 OR IDENTIFIED IN
48 CONSULTATION WITH THE COLORADO WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT
49 COUNCIL IN SECTION 24-46.3-101.
50 (4) THE PLAN MUST INCLUDE:
51 (a) A PROCESS FOR ASSESSING AND ALIGNING WORK-RELATED
52 EXPERIENCE TO THE KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR
53 AWARDING POSTSECONDARY ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR COURSES IN GT
54 PATHWAYS OR A STATEWIDE DEGREE TRANSFER AGREEMENT, WHICH
55 CREDIT GRANTED MUST BE TRANSFERABLE TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION
1 PURSUANT TO COMMISSION POLICY REGARDING GT PATHWAYS OR A
2 STATEWIDE DEGREE TRANSFER AGREEMENT; AND
3 (b) A PROCESS FOR EVALUATING CREDENTIALS EARNED BY A
4 STUDENT AT AN AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE PURSUANT TO SECTION
5 23-60-802 AND DETERMINING HOW POSTSECONDARY ACADEMIC CREDIT
6 WILL TRANSFER FROM AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGES, IF APPROPRIATE, TO
7 PUBLIC TWO-YEAR AND FOUR-YEAR STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER
8 EDUCATION.
9 (5) THE COUNCIL, IN CREATING THE PLAN, SHALL CONSULT WITH:
10 (a) REPRESENTATIVES OF INSTITUTIONS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
11 LIMITED TO, FACULTY MEMBERS AND REGISTRARS;
12 (b) REPRESENTATIVES OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT REPRESENT
13 STUDENTS IN COLORADO;
14 (c) REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COLORADO WORK FORCE
15 DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL;
16 (d) REPRESENTATIVES OF INDUSTRIES WITH HIGH WORKFORCE
17 DEMAND AND GROWING INDUSTRIES IDENTIFIED IN THE MOST RECENT
18 COLORADO TALENT PIPELINE REPORT AND ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTING
19 THEM; AND
20 (e) REPRESENTATIVES SELECTED BY THE COMMISSION.
21 (6) UPON COMPLETION OF THE PLAN, THE COUNCIL, IN
22 COLLABORATION WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION
23 (5) OF THIS SECTION, SHALL CONTINUE TO WORK TOWARD EXPANDING
24 OPPORTUNITIES FOR AWARDING POSTSECONDARY ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR
25 LEARNING ACQUIRED FROM WORK-RELATED EXPERIENCE NOT OTHERWISE
26 ADDRESSED IN THIS SECTION.
27 (7) BEGINNING IN THE 2022-23 ACADEMIC YEAR, UNLESS THE PLAN
28 IS IMPLEMENTED PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF THE 2022-23 ACADEMIC
29 YEAR, AN INSTITUTION SHALL ACCEPT IN AND TRANSFER WITHIN THE
30 INSTITUTION AND TO OTHER INSTITUTIONS POSTSECONDARY ACADEMIC
31 CREDIT AWARDED FOR WORK-RELATED EXPERIENCE FOR A COURSE THAT
32 IS GT PATHWAYS DESIGNATED OR PART OF A STATEWIDE DEGREE
33 TRANSFER AGREEMENT.
34 (8) (a) DURING THE SECOND REGULAR SESSION OF THE
35 SEVENTY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN 2022, THE DEPARTMENT OF
36 HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL REPORT TO THE EDUCATION COMMITTEES OF
37 THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, OR ANY SUCCESSOR
38 COMMITTEES, REGARDING THE CREATION, ADOPTION, AND
39 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
40 (b) THIS SUBSECTION (8) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2022.
41 (9) (a) ON OR BEFORE MARCH 1, 2024, AND ON OR BEFORE MARCH
42 1 OF EACH YEAR THEREAFTER, THE COUNCIL SHALL REPORT TO THE
43 EDUCATION COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF
44 REPRESENTATIVES, OR ANY SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES, REGARDING THE
45 CONTINUED IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION. THE REPORT MUST
46 INCLUDE, AT A MINIMUM:
47 (I) THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO WERE AWARDED CREDITS AND
48 WHO TRANSFERRED CREDITS TO OR FROM AN INSTITUTION PURSUANT TO
49 THIS SECTION;
50 (II) DATA REGARDING THE AGE AND DEMOGRAPHICS OF STUDENTS
51 WHO WERE AWARDED CREDITS AND WHO TRANSFERRED CREDITS TO OR
52 FROM AN INSTITUTION PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION;
53 (III) THE IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES OF THIS SECTION;
54 (IV) THE FEE ESTABLISHED AND CHARGED BY INSTITUTIONS, IF
55 ANY, TO ADMINISTER A PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT, INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT,
1 EXAMINATION, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION
2 (2) OF THIS SECTION;
3 (V) THE DIRECT COSTS IMPOSED ON INSTITUTIONS TO IMPLEMENT
4 THIS SECTION; AND
5 (VI) ANY RECOMMENDED STATUTORY REVISIONS TO THIS SECTION.
136 6 (b) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 24-1-
7 (11)(a)(I), THE REPORTING REQUIREMENT PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION
8 (9) CONTINUES UNTIL THE REPEAL OF THIS SUBSECTION (9).
9 (c) THIS SUBSECTION (9) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2029.
10 SECTION 3. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-1-125, add (4.7)
11 as follows:
12 23-1-125. Commission directive - student bill of rights - degree
13 requirements - implementation of core courses - competency test -
14 prior learning - prior work-related experience. (4.7) Prior
15 work-related experience. PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-5-145.5, THE
16 COUNCIL CREATED AND EXISTING PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-1-108.5, IN
17 COLLABORATION WITH THE COMMISSION, SHALL CREATE, ADOPT, AND
18 IMPLEMENT A PLAN TO DETERMINE AND AWARD POSTSECONDARY
19 ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR WORK-RELATED EXPERIENCE.
20 SECTION 4. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
21 determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
22 preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".
23
24

House Journal, March 13
22 HB20-1002 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
23 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
24 recommendation:
25
26 Amend the House Education Committee Report, dated January 28, 2020,
27 page 5, after line 11 insert:
28
29 "SECTION 4. Appropriation. For the 2020-21 state fiscal year,
30 $156,828 is appropriated to the department of higher education. This
31 appropriation is from the general fund and is based on an assumption that
32 the department will require an additional 0.9 FTE. To implement this act,
33 the department may use this appropriation for administration related to
34 the Colorado commission on higher education and higher education
35 special purpose programs.".
36
37 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
38
39 Page 5, after line 14 insert:
40
41 "Page 1 of the printed bill, line 102, strike "EXPERIENCE." and substitute
42 "EXPERIENCE, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN
43 APPROPRIATION.".".
44
45

House Journal, June 1
8 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated January 28, 2020, and placed
9 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, January 29,
10 2020.
11
12 Amendment No. 2, by Representative McLachlan.
13
14 Amend the Education Committee Report, dated January 28, 2020, page
15 2, strike lines 6 through 41.
16
17 Page 3, strike line 1 and substitute:
18 "(2) (a) THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION, IN
19 CONSULTATION WITH INSTITUTIONS, SHALL CONDUCT A STUDY
20 CONCERNING AWARDING ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING
21 OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN ALL INSTITUTIONS. THE STUDY MUST EXAMINE:
22 (I) THE PROCESSES BY WHICH A STUDENT CAN RECEIVE ACADEMIC
23 CREDIT FOR ANY COURSE IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM, FREE OF
24 TUITION, THROUGH SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A PORTFOLIO
25 ASSESSMENT, INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT, EXAMINATION, OR ANY
26 COMBINATION THEREOF THAT IS APPROPRIATE TO THE LEARNING
27 OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE;
28 (II) THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS TO A STUDENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT
29 LIMITED TO IMPACT ON A STUDENT'S OVERALL ATTENDANCE COST,
30 WHETHER A POLICY WOULD ACCELERATE THE TIME TO COMPLETE A
31 POSTSECONDARY CREDENTIAL, AND THE IMPACT ON THE STATE'S GOAL TO
32 INCREASE CREDENTIAL ATTAINMENT RATES; AND
33 (III) THE COSTS TO INSTITUTIONS TO DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN
34 PROCESSES TO GRANT ACADEMIC CREDIT TO A STUDENT FOR PRIOR
35 LEARNING AND THE ABILITY TO RECOVER ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS FROM
36 STUDENTS REQUESTING THE PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT.
37 (b) ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2021, THE COMMISSION SHALL
38 REPORT TO THE EDUCATION COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF
39 REPRESENTATIVES, OR ANY SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES, THE RESULTS OF THE
40 STUDY DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (2)(a) OF THIS SECTION.".
41
42 Page 3, line 2, strike "(3)" and substitute "(3) (a)".
43
44 Page 3, after line 13 insert:
45 "(b) THE COUNCIL, COMMISSION, OR DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER
46 EDUCATION, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF, MAY SEEK, ACCEPT, AND
47 EXPEND GIFTS, GRANTS, OR DONATIONS FROM PRIVATE OR PUBLIC SOURCES
48 FOR THE PURPOSES OF CREATING, ADOPTING, AND IMPLEMENTING A PLAN
49 PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. THE PLAN SHALL NOT BE CREATED, ADOPTED,
50 OR IMPLEMENTED UNLESS SUFFICIENT MONEY IS AVAILABLE FROM GIFTS,
51 GRANTS, OR DONATIONS TO COVER THE COSTS OF CREATING, ADOPTING,
52 AND IMPLEMENTING A PLAN PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.".
53
54 Amendment No. 3, by Representative McLachlan.
55
56 Amend the Education Committee Report, dated January 28, 2020, page
1 4, lines 34 and 35, strike "THEREOF PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (2) OF THIS
2 SECTION;" and substitute "THEREOF;".
3
4 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
5 Reading and Final Passage.
6


Floor Votes: 06/04/2020 - House Floor Vote for HB20-1002
  ArndtY   BaisleyY   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BuckY   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverY   CatlinY
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafY   LarsonY   ListonY   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleN   PeltonY
  RansomY   RichY   RobertsY   SaineY
  SandridgeN   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperY   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


06/10/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for HB20-1002
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HansenY   HillY   HiseyY
  HolbertY   LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleY
  MorenoY   PettersenY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 03/13/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1002
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 20-1002, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BucknerY   ColemanY
  EsgarY   KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   McCluskieY
  PeltonY   RansomY   RichY


01/28/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1002
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1002, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BaisleyY   BuckY   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY
  LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY   WilsonY
  YoungY


06/09/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1002
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 20-1002 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  DonovanY   GardnerY   GinalY   HansenY
  HiseyY   RankinY   RodriguezY   ToddY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


06/08/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1002
Senate Finance - Refer House Bill 20-1002 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  GonzalesY   HansenY   LundeenY   RodriguezY
  TateY   ToddY   WoodwardY


06/06/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1002
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 20-1002 to the Committee on Finance.
  FieldsY   FooteY   HansenY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1005 Enhance Safe2tell 
Comment: K-12 (Mental Health)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Enhance Safe2tell
Sponsors: D. Michaelson Jenet (D) | K. Van Winkle (R) / R. Fields (D) | P. Lundeen (R)
Summary: School Safety Committee. Under current law, the safe2tell program is required to provide awareness and educational materials to preschools. The bill repeals this requirement. The bill requires the safe2tell program to: ! Devise a process so that all calls and texts are received initially by a crisis operator and then non-crisis calls and texts are routed appropriately; ! Align the process and procedures for tips received via all communication methods; and ! Conduct an annual advertising campaign regarding awareness, use, and misuse of safe2tell. The bill allows the attorney general to disclose to law enforcement personnel any materials or information obtained through the implementation or operation of the program if the attorney general reasonably deems such disclosure necessary for the prevention of imminent physical harm or serious bodily injury to one or more persons.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
2/6/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/6/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/6/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/9/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/10/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
5/27/2020 Senate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

House Journal, February 7
21 HB20-1005 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
22 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
23 recommendation:
24
25 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 2, after "amend" insert "(2)(e), (2)(f),".
26
27 Page 2, line 3, strike "(2)(o), (2)(p), and (2)(q)" and substitute "(2)(o) and
28 (2)(p)".
29
30 Page 2, after line 6 insert:
31 "(e) Promptly forward information received by the program to the
32 appropriate law enforcement or public safety agency or school officials.
33 THE PROGRAM IS NOT REQUIRED TO FORWARD INFORMATION IF THE CALL
34 WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE STATEWIDE CRISIS RESPONSE SYSTEM CREATED
35 PURSUANT TO SECTION 27-60-103.
36
37 (f) Train law enforcement dispatch centers, school districts,
38 individual schools, and other entities determined by the attorney general
39 on appropriate awareness and response to safe2tell tips. TRAINING
40 MATERIALS OUTLINING APPROPRIATE RESPONSE TO SAFE2TELL TIPS WILL
41 BE DEVELOPED IN COLLABORATION WITH STAKEHOLDERS TO ENSURE
42 STANDARDIZED MESSAGING.".
43
44 Page 3, strike lines 3 through 7 and substitute:
45 "(o) ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 2021, THE DEPARTMENT, IN
46 COLLABORATION WITH STAKEHOLDERS, SHALL DEVISE A PROCESS AND
47 DEVELOP STANDARDIZED PROTOCOLS SO THAT ANY COMMUNICATION
48 RELATED TO MENTAL HEALTH OR SUBSTANCE USE RECEIVED BY
49 SAFE2TELL, INCLUDING ANY COMMUNICATION RELATED TO ANOTHER
50 PERSON, MAY BE TRANSFERRED, AS APPROPRIATE, TO THE STATEWIDE
51 CRISIS RESPONSE SYSTEM CREATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 27-60-103;
52 AND".
53
54 Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.
55
56

House Journal, March 6
15 HB20-1005 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
16 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
17 recommendation:
18
19 Amend printed bill, page 3, after line 20 insert:
20
21 "SECTION 3. Appropriation. For the 2020-21 state fiscal year,
22 $50,000 is appropriated to the department of law. This appropriation is
23 from the general fund. To implement this act, the department may use this
24 appropriation for the office of community engagement.".
25
26 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
27
28 Page 1, line 101, strike "PROGRAM." and substitute "PROGRAM, AND, IN
29 CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
30
31


Floor Votes: 03/09/2020 - House Floor Vote for HB20-1005
  ArndtY   BaisleyY   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BuckY   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverY   CatlinY
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafY   LarsonY   ListonY   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleN   PeltonY
  RansomN   RichY   RobertsY   SaineY
  SandridgeY   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperE   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 03/06/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1005
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 20-1005, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BucknerY   ColemanY
  EsgarY   KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   McCluskieY
  PeltonY   RansomN   RichY


02/06/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1005
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1005, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BaisleyY   BuckY   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  CaraveoY   ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY
  GeitnerY   LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


05/27/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1005
Senate Education - Postpone House Bill 20-1005 indefinitely.
  BridgesY   HillN   LundeenN   StoryY
  ToddY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1007 Diverse Kindergarten Through 12th Grade Educator Workforce Report 
Comment: K-12 (Educators )
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Diverse Kindergarten Through 12th Grade Educator Workforce Report
Sponsors: J. Coleman (D) | B. Buentello (D) / R. Fields (D) | P. Lundeen (R)
Summary: The bill directs the department of higher education and the department of education to convene a workgroup on diversity in the educator workforce (workgroup). The department of higher education and the department of education shall select the members of the workgroup, which shall include but are not limited to those agencies, persons, and organizations specifiedin the bill. The workgroup shall investigate barriers to the preparation, retention, and recruitment of a diverse educator workforce and shall consider strategies to increase diversity in the educator workforce. The bill includes specific issues for the workgroup to consider. The workgroup shall submit a written report of its findings and recommendations to the education committees of the general assembly no later than September 30, 2021. The workgroup may submit interim findings and recommendations during the 2021 legislative session. Under current law, the department of higher education reports annually concerning educator preparation programs, including enrollment, graduation rates, outcomes of graduates, and performance on assessments administered for licensure. The bill requires the department to include the required information disaggregated by the candidates' or graduates' gender, race, and ethnicity. Further, the information contained in the annual report must be posted on the department of higher education's and the department of education's websites.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
1/28/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/14/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/14/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/18/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/19/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/21/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/5/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/13/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

House Journal, January 29
26 HB20-1007 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
27 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
28 recommendation:
29
30 Amend printed bill, page 4, line 13, strike "MEMBERS," and substitute
31 "MEMBERS AND MAY SEEK RECOMMENDATIONS OR NOMINATIONS FROM
32 INTERESTED STAKEHOLDERS.".
33
34 Page 4, line 14, strike "WHICH" and substitute "THE SELECTED
35 WORKGROUP".
36
37 Page 4, strike lines 23 through 26 and substitute:
38 "(e) REPRESENTATIVES FROM COMMUNITY COLLEGES GOVERNED
39 BY THE STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND OCCUPATIONAL
40 EDUCATION;
41 (f) TEACHERS SERVING IN TRADITIONAL DISTRICT SCHOOLS WHO
42 HOLD AN INITIAL OR PROFESSIONAL TEACHER'S LICENSE PURSUANT TO
43 ARTICLE 60.5 OF TITLE 22;
44 (g) TEACHERS SERVING IN DISTRICT CHARTER SCHOOLS;".
45
46 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
47
48

House Journal, February 14
32 HB20-1007 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
33 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
34 recommendation:
35
36 Amend printed bill, page 9, after line 3 insert:
37
38 "SECTION 3. Appropriation. For the 2020-21 state fiscal year,
39 $7,400 is appropriated to the department of higher education. This
40 appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the
41 department may use this appropriation for a workgroup on diversity in the
42 educator workforce.".
43
1 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
2
3 Page 1, line 102, strike "SCHOOLS." and substitute "SCHOOLS, AND, IN
4 CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
5
6

House Journal, February 18
51 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated January 28, 2020, and placed
52 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, January 29,
53 2020.
54
55 Amendment No. 2, recommended by Appropriations Report, dated
1 February 14, 2020, and placed in member's bill file; Report also printed
2 in House Journal, February 14, 2020.
3
4 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Coleman.
5
6 Amend printed bill, page 4, line 2, after "WHO" insert "HAVE A DISABILITY
7 OR WHO".
8
9 Page 4, line 4, after "THE" insert "DISABILITY,".
10
11 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
12 Reading and Final Passage.
13


Floor Votes: 02/19/2020 - House Floor Vote for HB20-1007
  ArndtE   BaisleyN   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldE   BuckN   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverN   CatlinY
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerN   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafY   LarsonY   ListonN   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleN   PeltonY
  RansomN   RichY   RobertsY   SaineN
  SandridgeN   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperN   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.N   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 02/14/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1007
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 20-1007, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BirdY   BucknerY   ColemanY   EsgarY
  KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   McCluskieY   PeltonY
  RansomY   RichY   Van WinkleN


01/28/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1007
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1007, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BaisleyY   BuckY   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY
  LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY   WilsonY
  YoungY


06/13/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1007
Senate Appropriations - Postpone House Bill 20-1007 indefinitely.
  FooteY   GardnerY   GonzalesY   HansenY
  HiseyY   MorenoY   RankinY   RodriguezY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


03/05/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1007
Senate Education - Refer House Bill 20-1007 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BridgesY   HillE   LundeenY   StoryY
  ToddY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1011 Helping Others Manage Early Childhood Act 
Comment: Early Childhood
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Helping Others Manage Early Childhood Act
Sponsors: J. Wilson (R) | J. Buckner (D) / B. Pettersen (D) | T. Story (D)
Summary: Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission. The bill creates the "Helping Others Manage Early (HOME) Childhood Act" (HOME Act). The HOME Act consists of 3 components: ! A public awareness campaign (campaign), implemented by a third-party entity contracted by the department of human services (department). The campaign will target those persons connected with early childhood in some fashion, from families to providers, and inform them on what is expected from early childhood providers, what is expected from children by the time they enter kindergarten, and what resources are available throughout the state. ! A series of multicounty workshops directed at early childhood providers to provide information on best practices for effective early childhood education. The multicounty workshops will also provide information on the requirements and procedures for licensure. ! A series of regional workshops designed to educate interested providers on how to start an early child care center or preschool, as well as any requirements and procedures for licensure. The bill directs that the department provide adequate child care for the multicounty and regional workshops to allow for maximum attendance. The bill includes a repeal date of 2023 with a provision for a mandatory prior review of the effectiveness of the 3 components.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/16/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 02/04/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1011
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1011, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BaisleyN   BirdY   BuckN   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY
  GeitnerN   LarsonN   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetE
  WilsonY


Amendments:

HB20-1015 Future Educator Pathways Grant Program 
Comment: K-12 (Educators )
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Future Educator Pathways Grant Program
Sponsors: B. Buentello (D) | J. Wilson (R) / J. Bridges (D)
Summary: The bill creates the future educator pathways grant program (grant program) in the department of education (department) to provide grants to local education providers, as defined in the bill, to create future educator pathways programs. The department shall administer the grant program, and the state board of education (state board) shall promulgate necessary rules for the grant program. Future educator pathways programs prepare future educators, including future educators in early childhood education, by providing students with opportunities for concurrent enrollment and apprenticeships that lead to college credit toward degrees and credentials as educators. The state board, after consultation with the department of labor and employment and the department of higher education, shall promulgate rules establishing requirements for apprenticeship programs. The bill specifies the dates by which an eligible local education provider must apply to the department for grant money and the information required in the grant program application. The state board shall award grants to one or more qualified local education providers by dates specified in the bill. A local education provider that receives a grant is required to use the grant money for specified purposes in connection with apprenticeship programs and concurrent enrollment. To receive a grant, a local education provider shall commit to match state grant money with local money equal to 25% of the grant award. The bill specifies that the state board is required to ensure that grants are awarded to geographically diverse local education providers and to a mix of rural, urban, and suburban local education providers. In addition, the state board shall award at least 20% of the total amount awarded in grants to eligible rural local education providers, as defined in the bill, and at least 70% of the total amount awarded in grants to future educator pathways programs that provide apprenticeships. The bill creates the future educator pathways fund (fund) in the state treasury and requires the state treasurer to transfer an amount of money specified in the bill from the general fund to the fund in the 2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23 state fiscal years. The state board may award grant program grants in a fourth year of the program if money remains in the fund after the third grant cycle. The department is required to submit an annual report on the grant program to the governor and the house and senate education committees that includes specified information, including a final report.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
1/28/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/16/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
Amendments:

House Journal, January 29
50 HB20-1015 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
51 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
52 recommendation:
53
54 Amend printed bill, page 6, line 17, strike "STANDARDS;" and substitute
55 "STANDARDS OR WITH THE COLORADO EARLY CHILDHOOD
1 COMPETENCIES;".
2
3 Page 6, line 21, after "ENSURE" insert "ALIGNMENT OF EARNED CREDIT
4 WITH DEGREE PATHWAYS AT ONE OR MORE STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER
5 EDUCATION OR TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDIT AS PART OF A STATEWIDE
6 DEGREE TRANSFER AGREEMENT.".
7
8 Page 6, strike line 22.
9
10 Page 7, after line 11 insert:
11 "(10) "STATE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION" MEANS A STATE
102 12 INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION AS DEFINED IN SECTION 23-18-
13 (10).
14 (11) "STATEWIDE DEGREE TRANSFER AGREEMENTS" MEANS
15 STATEWIDE DEGREE TRANSFER AGREEMENTS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO
16 SECTION 23-1-108 (7)(a).".
17
18 Page 7, line 23, strike "THE STATE BOARD, AFTER CONSULTATION" and
19 substitute "THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CONSULT".
20
21 Page 7, line 25, after "EDUCATION," insert "AND, AFTER SUCH
22 CONSULTATION, THE STATE BOARD".
23
24 Page 8, line 6, strike "ROLES." and substitute "ROLES WITH THE COLORADO
25 EARLY CHILDHOOD COMPETENCIES.".
26
27 Page 8, lines 7 and 8, strike "TRANSFERABLE HIGHER EDUCATION CREDITS
28 FOR COURSES AND" and substitute "CREDIT THAT IS ALIGNED WITH DEGREE
29 PATHWAYS AT ONE OR MORE STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
30 OR THAT IS PART OF A STATEWIDE DEGREE TRANSFER AGREEMENT,".
31
32 Page 8, line 9, strike "LEARNING" and substitute "LEARNING,".
33
34 Page 8, line 14, after "AND" insert "MAY INCLUDE".
35
36 Page 9, line 3, strike "GUARANTEED-TRANSFER."
37
38 Page 9, strike lines 4 through 6 and substitute "DEGREE PATHWAYS AND
39 THAT IS ELIGIBLE FOR".
40
41 Page 9, after line 17 insert:
42 "(d) A LIST OF CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES THAT
43 STUDENTS MAY TAKE DURING THE PROGRAM AND WHICH STATE
44 INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION WILL ACCEPT CREDIT FOR THOSE
45 COURSES;".
46
47 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
48
49 Page 9, line 18, after "TRAINING" insert "ALIGNED TO EDUCATOR
50 PREPARATION STANDARDS".
51
52 Page 9, after line 19 insert:
53 "(f) A DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER
54 WILL WORK TO ENSURE THAT PARTICIPANTS IN FUTURE EDUCATOR
55 PATHWAYS PROGRAMS REFLECT THE SOCIOECONOMIC, RACIAL, AND
1 ETHNIC DIVERSITY OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY;".
2
3 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
4
5 Page 10, strike lines 3 and 4 and substitute "PROGRAM MONEY WILL LEAD
6 TO CREDIT THAT IS ALIGNED WITH DEGREE PATHWAYS AT ONE OR MORE
7 STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND".
8
9 Page 10, line 8, strike "FEBRUARY 1," and substitute "FEBRUARY 28,".
10
11 Page 11, line 8, strike "TWENTY" and substitute "THIRTY-FIVE".
12
13 Page 12, line 2, after "PARAPROFESSIONAL" insert "OR ASSISTANT EARLY
14 CHILDHOOD TEACHER".
15
16 Page 12, line 20, after "PARAPROFESSIONAL" insert "OR ASSISTANT EARLY
17 CHILDHOOD TEACHER".
18
19


Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 01/28/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1015
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1015, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BaisleyN   BuckN   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerN
  LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY   WilsonY
  YoungY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1016 Increase Quality In Early Childhood Education Programs 
Comment: Early Childhood
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Increase Quality In Early Childhood Education Programs
Sponsors: J. McCluskie (D) | J. Wilson (R) / B. Pettersen (D)
Summary: Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission. The bill requires the department of human services (state department) to provide technical assistance and financial incentives to programs that are rated at a level one or 2 in the Colorado shines system (system) to support the programs in advancing to a higher quality level, and to programs that are rated at a level 3, 4, or 5 to support the programs in maintaining a high-quality level or advancing to a higher quality level. Each early childhood council (council) shall support the state department with this assistance by providing local community outreach and engagement strategies. The bill requires each council seeking to apply for school-readiness quality improvement funding (funding) to describe how the council will target and recruit programs that are rated in the system at a level one or higher in the council's 3-year school readiness plan. Councils that received funding prior to the 2020-21 fiscal year must amend the council's 3-year school readiness plan.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/16/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 02/04/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1016
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1016, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BaisleyN   BirdY   BuckN   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY
  GeitnerN   LarsonN   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


Amendments:

HB20-1032 Timing K-12 Education Standards Review 
Comment: K-12 (Education Standards)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Timing K-12 Education Standards Review
Sponsors: C. Kipp (D) | J. Wilson (R) / J. Ginal (D) | D. Coram (R)
Summary: The bill requires the state board of education (state board) to stagger the review and revision of the preschool through elementary and secondary education standards as follows: ! On or before July 1, 2022, and on or before July 1 every 6 years thereafter, the state board shall review and revise 1/3 of the preschool through elementary and secondary education standards; ! On or before July 1, 2024, and on or before July 1 every 6 years thereafter, the state board shall review and revise 1/3 of the preschool through elementary and secondary education standards; and ! On or before July 1, 2026, and on or before July 1 every 6 years thereafter, the state board shall review and revise the remaining 1/3 of the preschool through elementary and secondary education standards. The state board shall ensure that all preschool through elementary and secondary education standards are reviewed one time every 6 years.
Status: 0/0/2020 House Third Reading -
1/8/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
1/28/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/21/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/21/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/24/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/27/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/28/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/12/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/2/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/3/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/4/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/19/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/19/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/22/2020 Sent to the Governor
Amendments:

House Journal, January 29
21 HB20-1032 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
22 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
23 recommendation:
24
25 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 8, before "ONE-THIRD" insert
26 "APPROXIMATELY".
27
28 Page 3, line 13, before "ONE-THIRD" insert "APPROXIMATELY".
29
30 Page 3, line 18, before "ONE-THIRD" insert "APPROXIMATELY".
31
32


Floor Votes: 02/27/2020 - House Floor Vote for HB20-1032
  ArndtY   BaisleyY   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BuckY   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverY   CatlinY
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonE
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafY   LarsonY   ListonY   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleY   PeltonY
  RansomY   RichY   RobertsY   SaineY
  SandridgeY   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperY   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


06/04/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for HB20-1032
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GarciaY   GardnerE   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HansenY   HillY   HiseyY
  HolbertY   LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleY
  MorenoY   PettersenY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 02/21/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1032
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 20-1032 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BirdY   ColemanY   DuranY   EsgarY
  KippY   Kraft-TharpY   McCluskieY   McKeanY
  PeltonY   RansomY   RichY


01/28/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1032
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1032, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BaisleyY   BuckY   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY
  LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY   WilsonY
  YoungY


06/02/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1032
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 20-1032 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  FooteY   GardnerY   GonzalesY   HansenY
  HiseyY   MorenoY   RankinY   RodriguezY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


03/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1032
Senate Education - Refer House Bill 20-1032 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BridgesY   HillE   LundeenE   StoryY
  ToddY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1034 Income Tax Deduction For 529 Account K-12 Kindergarten Through 12th-grade Expenses 
Comment: K-12 (Taxes)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Income Tax Deduction For 529 Account K-12 Kindergarten Through 12th-grade Expenses
Sponsors: C. Larson (R)
Summary: Current law allows contributions to a qualified state tuition program, also known as a 529 account, so long as the distributions are used for qualified higher education expenses, with some exceptions, but not for elementary and secondary tuition expenses. The federal "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act", which became law in December 2017, qualified distributions for elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school tuition expenses. On the federal level, this allowed income tax-free distributions for certain elementary and secondary education expenses in addition to already authorized income tax-free distributions for higher education expenses. The bill makes similar changes to Colorado law to allow a deduction for contributions to qualified state tuition programs for elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school tuition expenses. Designating such expenses as qualified distributions ensures that a taxpayer does not encounter tax recapture of any claimed deductions when such contributions are distributed for elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school tuition expenses.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Finance
5/26/2020 House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 05/26/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1034
House Education - Postpone House Bill 20-1034 indefinitely.
  BaisleyY   BirdY   BuckY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY
  KippY   LarsonN   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


Amendments:

HB20-1053 Supports For Early Childhood Educator Workforce 
Comment: Early Childhood (Workforce)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Supports For Early Childhood Educator Workforce
Sponsors: E. Sirota (D) | J. Wilson (R) / T. Story (D) | B. Pettersen (D)
Summary: Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission. The bill directs the state board of human services (state board) in the department of human services (DHS) to establish licensing standards that will allow an early care and education program to be licensed for a period of time determined by the state board if one or more early childhood educators have pursued DHS-approved early childhood credentials but have not yet completed the credential and other state-board-determined quality, safety, and supervision conditions are met. The state board shall also promulgate rules allowing an early childhood educator to earn points toward an early childhood credential based on the candidate's prior experience and demonstrated competency. The bill directs DHS and the department of education (CDE) to streamline and align the early childhood professional credential, child care program licensing, and educator licensing to make requirements clear and consistent and to reduce the administrative burden and paperwork burden relating to credentialing and licensing of early childhood educators. The bill directs DHS to analyze and prepare a written report every 2 years on the gap between Colorado's current supply of early childhood educators and the current and future need for early childhood educators in the state. The report will be posted on DHS's website. The bill directs DHS and CDE to direct resources to support concurrent enrollment opportunities and career pathways for high school students and other nontraditional students interested in earning college credit toward becoming an early childhood educator. The bill creates the early care and education recruitment and retention grant and scholarship program in DHS (grant and scholarship program). DHS shall administer the program directly or by contract. The state board shall establish an application process for the grant and scholarship program, and DHS shall award grants and scholarships to eligible individuals or entities for the purposes of increasing the number of individuals qualified as early childhood educators to teach in a program serving children 5 years of age or younger and to retain early childhood educators teaching in those programs. Individuals and entities eligible for a grant or scholarship include individuals pursuing a career in early childhood education, nonprofit entities that administer scholarship programs aligned with the purposes of the grant and scholarship program, licensed early care and education programs, and institutions of higher education that administer scholarship programs aligned with the purposes of the grant and scholarship program. The bill includes a list of eligible expenditures of the grant or scholarship money, including, among others, payment of tuition and other expenses for courses that lead to a degree or credential as an early childhood educator or a higher degree or qualification that results in retention of an educator; payment for the costs of coaching, mentoring, professional development, and other costs and programs that lead to credentialing; payments to licensed providers; and money for programs, schools, and institutions of higher education to establish "grow-your-own" programs to support individuals completing qualifications to become early childhood educators. The bill creates a fund for the grant and scholarship program and requires DHS to report on the grant and scholarship program at least every 2 years and post the report on its website. The bill creates the early childhood educator apprenticeship program (apprenticeship program) in the division of employment and training (division) in the department of labor and employment (CDLE). The division shall administer the apprenticeship program. The executive director of CDLE shall establish program standards relating to eligibility criteria for local entities, including workforce development programs, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and early childhood councils, to receive money to support existing apprenticeship programs and to implement new apprenticeship programs for early childhood educators. The bill includes the approved uses of funding provided through the apprenticeship program. The bill creates a fund for the apprenticeship program.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/8/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
6/8/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
6/9/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/9/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
6/10/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/10/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/11/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/19/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/19/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/22/2020 Sent to the Governor
7/8/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, June 8
18 HB20-1053 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
19 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
20 recommendation:
21
22 Strike the Education Committee Report, dated February 4, 2020, and
23 substitute the following:
24
25 "Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
26 substitute:
27 "SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-6-106, add (7)
28 as follows:
29 26-6-106. Standards for facilities and agencies - rules. (7) THE
30 STATE BOARD SHALL PROMULGATE RULES CONCERNING STANDARDS FOR
31 LICENSING EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS THAT FACILITATE THE
32 RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF COLORADO'S EARLY CHILDHOOD
33 EDUCATOR WORKFORCE AS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 26-6-122.
34 SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 26-6-122 as
35 follows:
36 26-6-122. Pathways to the classroom and retention strategies
37 for early childhood educators - standards - alignment across agencies
38 - report - rules. (1) THE STATE BOARD SHALL PROMULGATE RULES
39 ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR LICENSING THAT ALLOW AN EARLY CARE
40 AND EDUCATION PROGRAM TO BE LICENSED FOR A PERIOD OF TIME
41 DETERMINED BY THE STATE BOARD IF A STATE-BOARD-APPROVED NUMBER
42 OF ASPIRING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS IN THE PROGRAM ARE
43 PURSUING A STATE-AGENCY-APPROVED EARLY CHILDHOOD CREDENTIAL
44 AND OTHER QUALITY, SAFETY, AND SUPERVISION CONDITIONS ARE MET.
45 (2) THE STATE BOARD SHALL PROMULGATE RULES THAT ALLOW AN
46 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR TO EARN POINTS TOWARD AN EARLY
47 CHILDHOOD CREDENTIAL THAT MEETS CHILD CARE LICENSING STANDARDS
48 BASED ON THE CANDIDATE'S PRIOR EXPERIENCE AND DEMONSTRATED
49 COMPETENCY. THE LICENSING PATHWAY MUST ALSO INCLUDE WAYS IN
50 WHICH A CANDIDATE IN A SECOND CAREER OR CHANGING CAREERS CAN
51 EARN POINTS OR CREDITS FOR PRIOR EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES
52 THAT APPLY TOWARD THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR AN EARLY CHILDHOOD
53 EDUCATOR CREDENTIAL. THE STANDARDS AND CREDENTIAL AWARDING
54 PROCESS MAY USE VALIDATED TOOLS TO AWARD POINTS FOR
55 DEMONSTRATED COMPETENCIES.
56 (3) THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
1 SHALL ALIGN, TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, THE STATE'S EARLY CHILDHOOD
2 PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIAL, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EDUCATOR
3 LICENSING, AND CHILD CARE PROGRAM LICENSING IN ORDER TO MAKE THE
4 REQUIREMENTS AS CONSISTENT AND CLEAR AS POSSIBLE TO EDUCATORS
5 AND PROVIDERS. THE ALIGNMENT PROCESS MUST INCLUDE EXAMINING
6 STRATEGIES THAT SUPPORT RECIPROCITY FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD
7 EDUCATOR CREDENTIALS OR QUALIFICATIONS EARNED OUTSIDE OF
8 COLORADO.
9 (4) THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
10 SHALL STREAMLINE ALL PAPERWORK THAT LICENSED EARLY CARE AND
11 EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS MUST
12 COMPLETE TO MEET CHILD CARE LICENSING AND EARLY CHILDHOOD
13 EDUCATOR CREDENTIALING COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS. THE STATE
14 AGENCIES SHALL IDENTIFY WAYS TO SHARE INFORMATION AND REPORTS
15 ACROSS THE AGENCIES IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND
16 PAPERWORK BURDEN ON EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND
17 EDUCATORS. THE STREAMLINING PROCESS MUST INCLUDE A SYSTEMS SCAN
18 OF PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES, IDENTIFICATION OF OVERLAPPING
19 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, AND WAYS TO REDUCE THE ADMINISTRATIVE
20 AND PAPERWORK BURDEN ON PROGRAMS AND educators.
21 (5) NOTWITHSTANDING SECTION 24-1-136 (11)(a)(I), NO LATER
22 THAN JANUARY 31, 2022, AND NO LATER THAN JANUARY 31 EACH YEAR
23 THEREAFTER, THE STATE DEPARTMENT SHALL PREPARE A WRITTEN REPORT
24 CONCERNING COLORADO'S CURRENT SUPPLY OF QUALIFIED EARLY
25 CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS.
26 (6) THE STATE DEPARTMENT, THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER
27 EDUCATION, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL DEVELOP
28 RESOURCES TO SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO INCREASE CONCURRENT
29 ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OR OTHER
30 NONTRADITIONAL STUDENTS TO EARN HIGHER EDUCATION CREDITS AND
31 DEGREES THAT ALLOW THEM TO SERVE AS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS
32 AND SHALL SUPPORT CAREER PATHWAYS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
33 EARNING COLLEGE CREDITS TOWARD BECOMING EARLY CHILDHOOD
34 EDUCATORS, INCLUDING CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT, CAREER AND
35 TECHNICAL EDUCATION, THE ASCENT PROGRAM, AND OTHER CAREER
36 PATHWAYS.
37 SECTION 3. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-6.5-106, amend
38 (6)(b) and (8)(a); and add (4.5) as follows:
39 26-6.5-106. School-readiness quality improvement program -
40 created - Colorado shines quality rating and improvement system -
41 rules. (4.5) State assistance (a) THE STATE DEPARTMENT MAY PROVIDE
42 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND FINANCIAL INCENTIVES TO:
43 (I) PROGRAMS THAT ARE RATED IN THE COLORADO SHINES SYSTEM
44 AT A LEVEL ONE OR TWO TO SUPPORT THE PROGRAMS IN ADVANCING TO A
45 LEVEL THREE OR HIGHER QUALITY LEVEL; AND
46 (II) PROGRAMS THAT ARE RATED IN THE COLORADO SHINES
47 SYSTEM AT A LEVEL THREE, FOUR, OR FIVE TO SUPPORT THE PROGRAMS IN
48 MAINTAINING A HIGH-QUALITY LEVEL OR ADVANCING TO A HIGHER
49 QUALITY LEVEL.
50 (b) THE EARLY CHILDHOOD COUNCIL MAY SUPPORT THE STATE
51 DEPARTMENT WITH THE ASSISTANCE DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (4.5)(a)
52 OF THIS SECTION BY PROVIDING LOCAL COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND
53 ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES.
54 (6) School-readiness plans. Each early childhood council seeking
55 to apply for school-readiness quality improvement funding pursuant to
56 this section shall prepare and submit to the state department a three-year
1 school-readiness plan that outlines strategies to improve the school
2 readiness of children. The school-readiness plan, at a minimum, must
3 include:
4 (b) A plan that describes how the early childhood council will
5 target and recruit programs that are rated in the Colorado shines system
6 at a level two ONE or higher. or that are licensed programs with a
7 demonstrated hardship that are actively working toward achieving a
8 Colorado shines system level two rating. The early childhood council
9 must target and recruit programs to increase the access and availability of
10 quality child care for children participating in the Colorado child care
11 assistance program, created in part 8 of article 2 of this title 26. IF THE
12 EARLY CHILDHOOD COUNCIL RECEIVED SCHOOL-READINESS QUALITY
13 IMPROVEMENT FUNDING PRIOR TO THE 2020-21 FISCAL YEAR, THE EARLY
14 CHILDHOOD COUNCIL SHALL AMEND THE THREE-YEAR SCHOOL READINESS
15 PLAN TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION.
16 (8) Funding. (a) The school-readiness quality improvement
17 program shall be IS funded using federal child care development fund
18 money or other federal OR STATE money annually appropriated for the
19 program. The state department shall allocate the money to the eligible
20 early childhood councils for distribution to early childhood education
21 programs, as provided in this section.
22 SECTION 4. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add part 4 to article
23 6.5 of title 26 as follows:
4 24 PART
25 EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL
26 HEALTH CONSULTATION PROGRAM
27 26-6.5-401. Definitions. AS USED IN THIS PART 4, UNLESS THE
28 CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
29 (1) "DEPARTMENT" MEANS THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN
30 SERVICES.
31 (2) "MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANT" MEANS AN EARLY CHILDHOOD
32 MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANT WHO IS FUNDED BY APPROPRIATIONS
33 ALLOCATED OR AWARDED TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE PROGRAM AND
34 WHO MEETS THE QUALIFICATIONS OUTLINED IN THE PROGRAM DESIGNED
35 AND DEVELOPED PURSUANT TO THIS PART 4.
36 (3) "PROGRAM" MEANS THE STATEWIDE VOLUNTARY PROGRAM OF
37 EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTATION DESIGNED,
38 IMPLEMENTED, AND OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT PURSUANT TO THIS
39 PART 4.
40 26-6.5-402. Early childhood mental health consultation -
41 statewide program - creation - purpose - rules. (1) (a) ON OR BEFORE
42 JULY 1, 2022, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DESIGN, IMPLEMENT, AND OPERATE
43 THE STATEWIDE VOLUNTARY PROGRAM OF EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL
44 HEALTH CONSULTATION TO EXPAND AND ENHANCE CURRENT PRACTICES
45 ACROSS THE STATE. THE DEPARTMENT, THROUGH THE PROGRAM, SHALL
46 SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH IN A VARIETY OF SETTINGS, INCLUDING BUT NOT
47 LIMITED TO EARLY CHILD CARE AND LEARNING, ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS,
48 HOME VISITATION, CHILD WELFARE, PUBLIC HEALTH, AND HEALTH CARE,
49 INCLUDING SETTINGS PROVIDING PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM CARE.
50 (b) IN DESIGNING AND DEVELOPING THE PROGRAM, THE
51 DEPARTMENT SHALL WORK IN CONSULTATION WITH THE NATIONAL CENTER
52 OF EXCELLENCE FOR INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH
53 CONSULTATION FUNDED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
54 AND HUMAN SERVICES; NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ENTITIES THAT SUPPORT
55 IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS OR PROGRAMS THAT FOCUS
56 ON PROMOTING THE SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL, AND BEHAVIORAL OUTCOMES OF
1 YOUNG CHILDREN; AND KEY STAKEHOLDERS IN THE STATE, INCLUDING
2 MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS WITH
3 EXPERTISE IN MENTAL HEALTH, ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTING PARENTS
4 OF CHILDREN WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL
5 HEALTH CONSULTATION, HOSPITALS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
6 ORGANIZATIONS WITH EXPERTISE WORKING WITH CHILDREN FACING
7 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND OTHER CHALLENGES TO OPTIMAL GROWTH AND
8 DEVELOPMENT, EARLY CHILD CARE AND EDUCATION PROVIDERS, AND
9 CLINICIANS WITH EXPERTISE IN INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL
10 HEALTH.
11 (c) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL COORDINATE WITH
12 COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS TO ENSURE THE EFFECTIVE
13 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM AND MODEL OF CONSULTATION
14 ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 26-6.5-403, AS WELL AS SUPPORT
15 THE AVAILABILITY OF RESOURCES ACROSS THE STATE TO SUPPORT THE
16 PROGRAM AND THE MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS IN THE PROGRAM IN
17 THEIR WORK.
18 (d) THE DEPARTMENT MAY PROMULGATE RULES FOR THE DESIGN,
19 IMPLEMENTATION, AND OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM.
20 (2) THE PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM IS TO:
21 (a) INCREASE THE NUMBER OF QUALIFIED AND APPROPRIATELY
22 TRAINED MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS THROUGHOUT THE STATE WHO
23 WILL CONSULT WITH PROFESSIONALS WORKING WITH CHILDREN ACROSS A
24 DIVERSITY OF SETTINGS, AS WELL AS OTHER ADULTS, INCLUDING FAMILY
25 MEMBERS, WHO DIRECTLY INTERACT WITH AND CARE FOR CHILDREN;
26 (b) SUPPORT AND PROVIDE GUIDANCE AND TRAINING, THROUGH
27 VISITS WITH MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS IN THE PROGRAM, TO
28 FAMILIES, EXPECTING FAMILIES, CAREGIVERS, AND PROVIDERS ACROSS A
29 DIVERSITY OF SETTINGS IN ADDRESSING THE HEALTHY SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL
30 DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES DURING THE
31 PRENATAL PERIOD THROUGH EIGHT YEARS OF AGE;
32 (c) DEVELOP A DEFINED MODEL OF CONSULTATION THAT IS
33 ROOTED IN DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION FOR THE STATE PURSUANT
34 TO SECTION 26-6.5-403 THAT INCLUDES QUALIFICATIONS AND
35 COMPETENCIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS, JOB EXPECTATIONS,
36 EXPECTED OUTCOMES, AND GUIDANCE ON RATIOS BETWEEN MENTAL
37 HEALTH CONSULTANTS IN THE PROGRAM AND THE SETTINGS THEY
38 SUPPORT; AND
39 (d) DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN A STATEWIDE PROFESSIONAL
40 DEVELOPMENT PLAN PURSUANT TO SECTION 26-6.5-404 THAT ASSISTS THE
41 MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS IN MEETING THE EXPECTATIONS AND
42 DEVELOPING THE COMPETENCIES SET FORTH IN THE MODEL OF
43 CONSULTATION ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 26-6.5-403;
44 (3) NOTHING IN THIS PART 4 CREATES OR EXPANDS THE
45 REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OVER MENTAL HEALTH
46 PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE NOT FUNDED BY APPROPRIATIONS MADE TO THE
47 DEPARTMENT FOR THE PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THIS PART 4.
48 26-6.5-403. Model of early childhood mental health
49 consultation - standards and guidelines - qualifications. (1) ON OR
50 BEFORE JULY 1, 2022, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DESIGN AND DEVELOP, IN
402 51 CONSULTATION WITH THE STAKEHOLDERS LISTED IN SECTION 26-6.5-
52 (1)(b), A MODEL OF CONSULTATION FOR THE PROGRAM THAT INCLUDES
53 QUALIFICATIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS, JOB EXPECTATIONS,
54 EXPECTED OUTCOMES, AND GUIDANCE ON RATIOS BETWEEN MENTAL
55 HEALTH CONSULTANTS AND THE SETTINGS THEY SUPPORT, REFERRED TO
56 IN THIS SECTION AS "THE MODEL". THE MODEL MUST INCLUDE STANDARDS
1 AND GUIDELINES TO ENSURE THE PROGRAM IS IMPLEMENTED EFFECTIVELY,
2 WITH PRIMARY CONSIDERATION GIVEN TO EVIDENCE-BASED SERVICES. THE
3 STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES MUST INCLUDE:
4 (a) CLEAR QUALIFICATIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS
5 IN THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING, AT A MINIMUM, EXPERTISE IN ADULT AND
6 CHILD MENTAL HEALTH THEORY, PRACTICE, AND SERVICES; EARLY
7 CHILDHOOD, CHILD DEVELOPMENT, AND FAMILY SYSTEMS; KNOWLEDGE
8 OF, AND SKILLS TO ADDRESS, CIRCUMSTANCES THAT AFFECT CHILDREN'S
9 BEHAVIOR AND MENTAL HEALTH; KNOWLEDGE OF DEVELOPMENTAL
10 SCIENCE AND MILESTONES; KNOWLEDGE OF A CONSULTATIVE MODEL OF
11 PRACTICE; AND AVAILABLE RESOURCES AND SERVICES TO CHILDREN AND
12 FAMILIES TO ALLEVIATE FAMILY STRESS;
13 (b) EXPECTATIONS FOR THE PLACEMENT OF REGIONAL
14 CONSULTANTS THAT WILL MOST EFFECTIVELY MEET LOCAL COMMUNITY
15 NEED FOR MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS IN THE PROGRAM. THE
16 DEPARTMENT SHALL PERIODICALLY CONDUCT AN OPEN AND COMPETITIVE
17 SELECTION PROCESS FOR THE PLACEMENT OF ANY PUBLICLY FUNDED
18 MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS IN THE PROGRAM.
19 (c) GUIDANCE CONCERNING THE SCOPE OF WORK THAT MENTAL
20 HEALTH CONSULTANTS IN THE PROGRAM MAY PROVIDE TO PROFESSIONALS
21 WORKING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, INCLUDING GUIDANCE
22 ON APPROPRIATE REFERRALS, TRAINING, COACHING, PREVENTION, AND
23 ANY OTHER APPROPRIATE SERVICES;
24 (d) METHODS TO INCREASE THE AVAILABILITY OF BILINGUAL OR
25 MULTILINGUAL MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS IN THE PROGRAM AND
26 OTHERWISE ENSURE THE CULTURAL COMPETENCY OF MENTAL HEALTH
27 CONSULTANTS IN THE PROGRAM AND ENSURE THAT THE CONSULTANT
28 POPULATION REFLECTS AN ARRAY OF CHARACTERISTICS AND
29 BACKGROUNDS AND IS REFLECTIVE OF THE DIVERSITY OF THE PROVIDERS,
30 CHILDREN, AND FAMILIES BEING SERVED;
31 (e) GUIDANCE ON THE DIVERSE SETTINGS IN WHICH AND TYPES OF
32 PROVIDERS WITH WHOM MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS IN THE PROGRAM
33 MAY WORK TO MEET THE VARIED NEEDS OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FROM
34 PRENATAL THROUGH EIGHT YEARS OF AGE. THE MODEL MUST INCLUDE
35 PROVISIONS THAT ENSURE THAT MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS IN THE
36 PROGRAM MAY WORK WITH A DIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONALS AND
37 CAREGIVERS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO EARLY CHILD CARE AND
38 EDUCATION TEACHERS AND PROVIDERS, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
39 AND ADMINISTRATORS, HOME VISITORS, CHILD WELFARE CASEWORKERS,
40 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS,
41 INCLUDING SETTINGS PROVIDING PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM CARE.
42 (f) ANTICIPATED OUTCOMES THAT THE PROGRAM AND MENTAL
43 HEALTH CONSULTANTS IN THE PROGRAM SHOULD ACHIEVE, INCLUDING:
44 (I) PROMOTING SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
45 OF CHILDREN;
46 (II) PROVIDING GUIDANCE TO PROFESSIONALS AND CAREGIVERS
47 TO EFFECTIVELY UNDERSTAND AND SUPPORT CHILDREN'S POSITIVE
48 BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT;
49 (III) UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF TRAUMA AND ADVERSITY,
50 INCLUDING OPPRESSION, PREJUDICE, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, AND
51 GENDER INEQUITY, ON THE DEVELOPING BRAIN TO ULTIMATELY REDUCE
52 CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS AND INCREASE POSITIVE EARLY EXPERIENCES;
53 (IV) PROMOTING HIGH QUALITY INTERACTIONS AND
54 RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CHILDREN AND ADULTS;
55 (V) SUPPORTING THE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF
56 ADULTS WHO CARE FOR CHILDREN;
1 (VI) CONNECTING AND REFERRING CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND
2 PROVIDERS TO PROGRAMS, RESOURCES, AND SUPPORTS THAT WILL ASSIST
3 THEM IN THEIR DEVELOPMENT AND SUCCESS WHILE ADDRESSING BARRIERS
4 TO ACCESSING SUCH RESOURCES AND SUPPORTS;
5 (VII) SUPPORTING EQUITABLE, INCLUSIVE OUTCOMES FOR THE
6 DIVERSE PROVIDERS, CHILDREN, AND FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE;
7 AND
8 (g) GUIDANCE ON APPROPRIATE RATIOS OF MENTAL HEALTH
9 CONSULTANTS AND THE SETTINGS THEY SUPPORT, AS WELL AS CASELOAD
10 EXPECTATIONS.
11 26-6.5-404. Statewide professional development plan for early
12 childhood mental health consultants. (1) ON OR BEFORE JULY 1, 2022,
13 THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DEVELOP A STATEWIDE PROFESSIONAL
14 DEVELOPMENT PLAN TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS IN THE
15 PROGRAM IN MEETING THE EXPECTATIONS SET FORTH IN THE MODEL OF
16 CONSULTATION DESCRIBED IN SECTION 26-6.5-403, REFERRED TO IN THIS
17 SECTION AS "THE PLAN". IN DEVELOPING THE PLAN, THE DEPARTMENT
18 SHALL WORK COLLABORATIVELY, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, WITH THE
19 NATIONAL CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD
20 MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTATION FUNDED BY THE UNITED STATES
21 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. THE DEPARTMENT MAY
22 IMPLEMENT THE PLAN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NONPROFITS, INSTITUTIONS
23 OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AND CREDENTIALING PROGRAMS FOCUSED ON
24 INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH.
25 (2) THE PLAN MUST INCLUDE, AT A MINIMUM, TRAINING RELATED
26 TO:
27 (a) TRAUMA AND TRAUMA-INFORMED PRACTICES AND
28 INTERVENTIONS;
29 (b) ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES;
30 (c) THE SCIENCE OF RESILIENCE AND INTERVENTIONS TO PROMOTE
31 RESILIENCE;
32 (d) CHILD DEVELOPMENT THROUGH EIGHT YEARS OF AGE;
33 (e) CAREGIVER SUBSTANCE USE AND EFFECTIVE FAMILY
34 INTERVENTIONS;
35 (f) IMPACT OF INEQUITY AND BIAS ON CHILDREN, FAMILIES,
36 CAREGIVERS, MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS, AND PROVIDERS, AND
37 STRATEGIES TO MITIGATE SUCH IMPACT;
38 (g) SENSORY PROCESSING ISSUES;
39 (h) THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS AND
40 DISABILITIES, INCLUDING CHILDREN BORN PREMATURELY OR WITH SPECIAL
41 HEALTH CARE NEEDS, AND SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW;
42 (i) COLORADO'S CHILD PROTECTION AND FOSTER CARE SYSTEM;
43 (j) OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, SPEECH THERAPY, PHYSICAL
44 THERAPY, AND MENTAL HEALTH THERAPY;
45 (k) OTHER PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SUPPORTS AND SERVICES;
46 (l) EARLY CHILDHOOD SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND
47 FAMILY SYSTEMS;
48 (m) EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS AND
49 EFFECTIVE TREATMENT MODELS; AND
50 (n) CONSULTATION AS A MODEL OF ADULT LEARNING.
51 (3) THE PLAN MUST ALSO:
52 (a) ALLOW MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS IN THE PROGRAM TO
53 ACCESS REGIONALLY APPROPRIATE AND CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE
54 PROGRAMS TO BEST LINK THEM TO THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THEIR
55 COMMUNITIES AND THEIR UNIQUE NEEDS;
56 (b) INCLUDE STRATEGIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS IN
1 THE PROGRAM TO ESTABLISH INDIVIDUALIZED COACHING AS REQUESTED
2 BY TEACHERS, CAREGIVERS, AND FAMILIES; AND
3 (c) PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR REGULAR SUPPORT MEETINGS
4 BETWEEN MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS IN THE PROGRAM;
5 SUPERVISORS, INCLUDING REFLECTIVE SUPERVISORS; AND PEER MENTAL
6 HEALTH CONSULTANTS. THE SUPPORT MEETINGS MUST INCLUDE
7 REFLECTIONS ON THE PRACTICE IMPACT OF ATTITUDES AND VALUES.
8 26-6.5-405. Statewide qualifications and competencies for
9 early childhood mental health consultants. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL
10 ENSURE THAT EACH MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANT FUNDED THROUGH THE
11 PROGRAM MEETS THE QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES OUTLINED IN
12 THE PROGRAM AS DESIGNED AND DEVELOPED PURSUANT TO THIS PART 4.
13 SECTION 5. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
14 determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
15 preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".".
16
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Floor Votes: 06/09/2020 - House Floor Vote for HB20-1053
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  BirdY   BockenfeldN   BuckN   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverN   CatlinY
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumE   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerN   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpE
  LandgrafN   LarsonN   ListonN   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonE
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleN   PeltonY
  RansomN   RichN   RobertsY   SaineN
  SandridgeN   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperN   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.N   WilsonY   WoodrowY
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06/11/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for HB20-1053
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  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GardnerY   GinalY   GonzalesY
  HansenY   HillY   HiseyY   HolbertN
  LeeY   LundeenN   MarbleN   MorenoY
  PettersenY   PresidentY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottN   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardN   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 06/08/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1053
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 20-1053, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
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  KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY   McCluskieY
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02/04/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1053
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1053, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
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  BuentelloY   ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY
  GeitnerN   LarsonN   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetE
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06/10/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1053
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 20-1053 to the Committee of the Whole.
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  StoryY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1058 Behavior Analysts In Public Schools 
Comment: K-12 (Mental Health)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Behavior Analysts In Public Schools
Sponsors: M. Froelich (D) / J. Bridges (D)
Summary: The bill requires an administrative unit to allow a behavior analyst to provide medically necessary services to a student during school hours if the student's parent or legal guardian requests such services. The bill requires each administrative unit to adopt a policy that outlines certain requirements for a behavior analyst who is providing services in a school setting and parents who request the services of a behavior analyst. An administrative unit may establish consequences for a behavior analyst for failure to comply with the administrative unit's policy. The bill requires each administrative unit to establish reporting requirements and prohibits an administrative unit from entering into a contract or an exclusive agreement with a behavior analyst that prohibits the parent or legal guardian from choosing a behavior analyst for the student.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/3/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/5/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/6/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/9/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/10/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
5/27/2020 Senate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

House Journal, March 4
24 HB20-1058 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
25 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
26 recommendation:
27
28 Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
29 substitute:
30
31 "SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 22-20-121 as
32 follows:
33 22-20-121. Behavior analysis services in school - written policy
34 - definition. (1) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT
35 OTHERWISE REQUIRES "BEHAVIOR ANALYST" MEANS A BOARD CERTIFIED
36 BEHAVIOR ANALYST, A BOARD CERTIFIED ASSISTANT BEHAVIOR ANALYST,
37 OR A REGISTERED BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN WHO IS OVERSEEN BY A BOARD
38 CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR ANALYST OR BOARD CERTIFIED ASSISTANT BEHAVIOR
39 ANALYST DURING THE NORMAL COURSE OF THE BEHAVIOR ANALYST'S
40 PROFESSIONAL DUTIES.
41 (2) NO LATER THAN JULY 1, 2021, EACH ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT
42 SHALL ADOPT A POLICY CONCERNING BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS PROVIDING
43 MEDICALLY NECESSARY SERVICES TO A STUDENT DURING SCHOOL HOURS.
44 PRIOR TO ADOPTING SUCH POLICY, EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF
45 EDUCATION SHALL DISCUSS, IN PUBLIC AT A REGULARLY SCHEDULED
46 MEETING OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION, BEHAVIOR
47 ANALYSTS PROVIDING MEDICALLY NECESSARY SERVICES TO A STUDENT
48 DURING SCHOOL HOURS.
49 (3) THE POLICY ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MUST BE
50 POSTED AND MADE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE ON THE ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT'S
51 WEBSITE.
52 SECTION 2. Act subject to petition - effective date. This act
53 takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the
54 ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly (August
55 5, 2020, if adjournment sine die is on May 6, 2020); except that, if a
1 referendum petition is filed pursuant to section 1 (3) of article V of the
2 state constitution against this act or an item, section, or part of this act
3 within such period, then the act, item, section, or part will not take effect
4 unless approved by the people at the general election to be held in
5 November 2020 and, in such case, will take effect on the date of the
6 official declaration of the vote thereon by the governor.".
7
8

House Journal, March 5
28 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated March 3, 2020, and placed
29 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, March 4,
30 2020.
31
32 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Froelich.
33
34 Amend the Education Committee Report, dated March 3, 2020, page 1,
35 line 17, after "SHALL" insert "SOLICIT AND RECEIVE INPUT FROM PARENTS
36 AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND".
37
38 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
39 Reading and Final Passage.
40


Floor Votes: 03/09/2020 - House Floor Vote for HB20-1058
  ArndtY   BaisleyY   Becker-   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BuckY   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverY   CatlinY
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafY   LarsonY   ListonY   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleY   PeltonY
  RansomY   RichY   RobertsY   SaineY
  SandridgeY   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperE   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 03/03/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1058
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1058, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BaisleyY   BuckY   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumE   GeitnerY
  KippY   LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


05/27/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1058
Senate Education - Postpone House Bill 20-1058 indefinitely.
  BridgesY   HillY   LundeenY   StoryY
  ToddY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1062 Colorado Student Free Expression Law 
Comment: Higher Education
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Colorado Student Free Expression Law
Sponsors: B. McLachlan (D) / P. Lee (D) | D. Coram (R)
Summary: The bill clarifies that the term "student publication" can mean a publication in written, broadcast, or online format. A student advisor is required to encourage expression consistent with high standards of English and journalism. The bill also adds a provision to protect public school employees from any form of retaliation resulting solely from the employee's actions to protect a student's rights of free expression or refusing to infringe on student conduct that is protected by the Colorado student free expression law or by the first amendment to the United States constitution.
Status: 0/0/2020 House Second Reading -
1/8/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
2/6/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/11/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/12/2020 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/13/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/4/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/9/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/10/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/17/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/17/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/23/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/24/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, February 7
1 HB20-1062 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
2 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
3 recommendation.
4
5 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 12, strike "SHALL" and substitute "MAY".
6
7


Floor Votes: 02/13/2020 - House Floor Vote for HB20-1062
  ArndtY   BaisleyY   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldE   BuckY   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverY   CatlinY
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarE   ExumE   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisE   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafE   LarsonY   ListonY   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleY   PeltonY
  RansomY   RichY   RobertsY   SaineY
  SandridgeE   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperY   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


03/10/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for HB20-1062
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HansenY   HillY   HiseyY
  HolbertY   LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleY
  MorenoY   PettersenY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottE   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 02/06/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1062
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1062, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BaisleyY   BuckY   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  CaraveoY   ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY
  GeitnerY   LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


03/04/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1062
Senate Education - Refer House Bill 20-1062 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  BridgesY   HillY   LundeenY   StoryY
  ToddY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1110 Higher Education Student Emergency Assistance Grants 
Comment: Higher Education
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Higher Education Student Emergency Assistance Grants
Sponsors: B. McLachlan (D) | T. Exum (D) / K. Donovan (D) | D. Coram (R)
Summary: The bill creates the emergency completion and retention grant program (grant program) in the department of higher education (department). The department implements the grant program by annually distributing an amount to each state institution of higher education (institution) to use in awarding emergency assistance grants to eligible students who are experiencing qualifying financial emergencies. The bill describes minimum procedures an institution shall adopt for the financial aid director at the institution to award the emergency assistance grants. The department is required to include in the annual financial aid report submitted to the joint budget committee a summary of the implementation of the grant program and an evaluation of its effect in increasing the retention and completion rates at institutions.
Status: 1/15/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
2/6/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/16/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-15
Committee Votes: 02/06/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1110
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1110 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BaisleyN   BuckN   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  CaraveoY   ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY
  GeitnerN   LarsonN   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonN


Amendments:

HB20-1111 Parent Authority To Require Educational Reforms 
Comment: K-12 (School Performance)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Parent Authority To Require Educational Reforms
Sponsors: T. Geitner (R)
Summary: The bill authorizes the parents of children enrolled in a low-performing school, or the parents of children enrolled in schools that matriculate to the low-performing school, (petitioners) to petition the school district board of education for the low-performing school, or the state charter school institute board if the low-performing school is an institute charter school, (oversight board) to implement specified reforms. A school is considered low-performing if it is required to adopt a priority improvement or turnaround plan for 2 consecutive school years. The bill specifies the types of reforms that petitioners may request and the requirements for petitions. A petition must be signed by at least 50% of the parents of students enrolled in the low-performing school or in schools that matriculate to the low-performing school. If an oversight board receives a valid petition, the oversight board must hold a hearing at which the petitioners may present the requested reforms. The oversight board may propose alternative reforms, and the petitioners may amend the requested reforms or withdraw the petition. At the conclusion of the meeting, if the petitioners have not withdrawn the petition, the oversight board must vote whether to implement the reforms, as originally presented or as amended, and adopt a plan to implement the reforms by the following school year. If the oversight board chooses not to approve and adopt a plan to implement the reforms, the petitioners may submit the petition to the state board of education (state board) and may consider recall procedures against the oversight board if it is a school district board of education. If the state board receives a petition, it must hold a public hearing at which it takes testimony from the petitioners, other eligible parents, and the oversight board concerning the requested reforms. At the conclusion of the meeting, the state board must decide whether to require the school district or state charter school institute, whichever is applicable, to implement the reforms or require other specified actions. If the state board requires the school district or the institute to take actions, the low-performing school is subject to the same oversight and requirements that apply to public schools that have been on priority improvement or turnaround plans for 5 school years.
Status: 1/15/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/13/2020 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-15
Committee Votes: 02/13/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1111
House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 20-1111 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  DuranY   HumphreyN   Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY
  LontineY   RichN   SirotaY   Williams D.N
  WoodrowY


02/13/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1111
House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 20-1111 to the Committee of the Whole.
  DuranN   HumphreyY   Jaquez LewisN   KennedyN
  LontineN   RichY   SirotaN   Williams D.Y
  WoodrowN


02/13/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1111
House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 20-1111 to the Committee on Education.
  DuranN   HumphreyY   Jaquez LewisN   KennedyN
  LontineN   RichY   SirotaN   Williams D.Y
  WoodrowN


Amendments:

HB20-1125 Eligible Educator Supplies Tax Credit 
Comment: K-12 (Taxes)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Eligible Educator Supplies Tax Credit
Sponsors: M. Baisley (R) | B. Buentello (D) / R. Zenzinger (D) | R. Woodward (R)
Summary: Currently, under the federal educator expense deduction, an eligible educator can claim a deduction, not to exceed $250, for the purchase of school supplies and certain professional development courses. The bill creates a state income tax credit for an eligible educator for the purchase of school supplies that qualify for the deduction that exceeds $250 but are less than $750. The amount of the credit that exceeds the educator's income taxes is refunded to the educator.
Status: 1/15/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
2/3/2020 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/16/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
Amendments:

House Journal, February 4
15 HB20-1125 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
16 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
17 recommendation:
18
19 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 22, strike "SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY" and
20 substitute "FIVE HUNDRED".
21
22


Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-15
Committee Votes: 02/03/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1125
House Finance - Refer House Bill 20-1125, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BenavidezN   BirdY   BockenfeldY   GrayY
  HerodY   Kraft-TharpY   RichY   SandridgeY
  SnyderY   SullivanY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1127 Extend Public Employees' Retirement Association Retiree Work After Retirement Limit 
Comment: K-12 (Economics/Retirement)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Extend Public Employees' Retirement Association Retiree Work After Retirement Limit
Sponsors: J. McCluskie (D) | B. McLachlan (D) / N. Todd (D) | J. Sonnenberg (R)
Summary: Current law allows a service retiree of any division of the public employees' retirement association (PERA) to work for a PERA employer for limited periods and to receive a salary without reduction in benefits under certain circumstances. Boards of cooperative services (BOCES) provide special education services to the school districts they serve. Almost all of these school districts are in rural parts of the state and it is difficult for BOCES to find qualified people to serve as special service providers in these areas. BOCES could address this issue by hiring service retirees, but PERA's employment-after-retirement provisions, including the limitation on the number of days in a calendar year that a service retiree may work for a PERA employer without a reduction in benefits, make it difficult to do so. The bill modifies the current PERA employment-after-retirement provisions for certain retirees hired by a BOCES if: ! The BOCES hires the service retiree to provide services in 2 or more rural school districts as determined by the department of education based on the geographic size of the school district and the distance of the school district from the nearest large, urbanized area; ! The BOCES hires the service retiree for the purpose of providing special services to students enrolled by the districts served by the BOCES; and ! The BOCES determines that there is a critical shortage of special service providers and that the service retiree has specific experience, skills, or qualifications that would benefit the districts that the BOCES serves. A service retiree who is a special service provider and who is hired by a BOCES may receive salary without a reduction in benefits for any length of employment in a calendar year if the service retiree has not worked for any PERA employer during the month of the effective date of retirement. The bill requires a BOCES that hires the service retiree to provide full payment of all PERA employer contributions, disbursements, and working retiree contributions. In addition, the BOCES is required to pay an additional amount equal to 2% of the retiree's salary to PERA. A service retiree may not receive salary without reduction in benefits and without limitation in a calendar year for more than 5 consecutive years, and all BOCES combined are prohibited from hiring more than a total of 40 people over 5 years pursuant to the extension in PERA's employment-after-retirement limitations. PERA is required to submit a report to the general assembly regarding specified aspects of the extension of PERA's employment-after-retirement limitations.
Status: 0/0/2020 House Second Reading -
1/15/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
2/10/2020 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
2/21/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/25/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/27/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/28/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/2/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
3/12/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/26/2020 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/28/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/1/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/16/2020 Sent to the Governor
6/16/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/16/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
Amendments:
Floor Votes: 02/28/2020 - House Floor Vote for HB20-1127
  ArndtY   BaisleyN   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BuckY   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverN   CatlinY
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerN   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodE
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafN   LarsonN   ListonN   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleN   PeltonY
  RansomN   RichY   RobertsY   SaineN
  SandridgeY   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperE   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.N   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


06/01/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for HB20-1127
  BridgesY   CookeN   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GardnerN   GinalY   GonzalesY
  HansenY   HillY   HiseyY   HolbertN
  LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleN   MorenoY
  PettersenY   PresidentY   PriolaN   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottN   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-15
Committee Votes: 02/21/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1127
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 20-1127 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BirdY   ColemanY   DuranY   EsgarY
  KippY   Kraft-TharpY   McCluskieY   McKeanY
  PeltonY   RansomY   RichY


02/10/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1127
House Finance - Refer House Bill 20-1127 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BaisleyY   BenavidezY   BirdY   GrayY
  HerodY   Kraft-TharpY   LarsonN   SandridgeY
  SnyderY   SullivanY


03/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1127
Senate Finance - Refer House Bill 20-1127 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  GonzalesY   HansenY   LeeY   LundeenY
  TateY   ToddY   WoodwardY


Amendments:

HB20-1128 Educator Education Requirements Special Education 
Comment: K-12 (Special Education)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Educator Education Requirements Special Education
Sponsors: B. Buentello (D) | J. Wilson (R) / R. Zenzinger (D) | K. Priola (R)
Summary: For renewal of an educator license, the bill requires teachers, special services providers, principals, and administrators to complete 10 clock hours of professional development during the term of the license relating to increasing awareness of laws and practices relating to the education of students with disabilities in the classroom, including but not limited to child find and inclusive learning environments. The bill also requires each educator preparation program, alternative teacher program, and alternative principal preparation program to include course work that provides educator candidates or alternative teacher or principals with an overview of federal laws relating to the education of students with disabilities, individualized education programs, and child find and that teaches educators effective special education classroom practices, including but not limited to inclusive learning environments.
Status: 1/15/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/14/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/14/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/20/2020 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/21/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/24/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/12/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/13/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/14/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2020 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/17/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/17/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/23/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/24/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, February 20
39 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated February 4, 2020, and placed
40 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, February 3,
41 2020.
42
43 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Buentello.
44
45 Amend the Education Committee Report, dated February 4, 2020, page
46 1, strike lines 4 through 6 and substitute:
47
48 "Page 4, line 27, strike "BUT NOT LIMITED TO" and substitute "EDUCATING
49 STUDENTS WITH BEHAVIORAL CONCERNS OR BEHAVIORAL DISABILITIES,
50 WHICH LAWS AND PRACTICES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO".".
51
52 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Buentello.
53
54 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 18, strike "(3)(b.5)," and substitute
55 "(3)(b)(I), (3)(b.5),".
56
1 Page 3, line 19, strike "(3)(b.7)" and substitute "(3)(b.7), (3)(b.8),".
2
3 Page 4, after line 11 insert:
4 "(b) (I) Specify any particular type of professional development
5 activity as a requirement or partial requirement for license renewal,
6 EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (3)(b.7) OF THIS SECTION;".
7
8 Page 5, after line 7 insert:
9 "(b.8) NOTHING IN SUBSECTION (3)(b.7)(I) OF THIS SECTION
10 PROHIBITS A LICENSEE FROM APPLYING A SINGLE PROFESSIONAL
11 DEVELOPMENT COURSE OR ABILITY TO ONE OR MORE CONTENT OR HOURLY
12 REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION OR BY RULE OF
13 THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.".
14
15 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
16 Reading and Final Passage.
17

Senate Journal, March 12
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB20-1128 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation.

Amend reengrossed bill, page (3), line 19, strike "(3)(b.7), (3)(b.8)," and
substitute "(3)(b.7)".

Page 4, line 12, strike "(b)".

Page 4, strike lines 25 through 27 and substitute:

"(b.7) (I) IN SELECTING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
FOR RENEWAL OF A PROFESSIONAL TEACHER, SPECIAL SERVICES,
PRINCIPAL, OR ADMINISTRATOR LICENSE, IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER
REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION, THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSEE
SHALL COMPLETE TEN OF THE CLOCK HOURS OF PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED DURING THE TERM OF ANY PROFESSIONAL
LICENSE IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES RELATING TO
INCREASING AWARENESS OF LAWS AND PRACTICES RELATING TO
EDUCATING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE CLASSROOM, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO CHILD FIND AND INCLUSIVE LEARNING
ENVIRONMENTS.".

Page 5, strike lines 1 through 6.

Page 5, line 14, strike "(b.8)" and substitute "(III)".

Page 6, strike lines 7 and 8 and substitute "ENVIRONMENTS.".


Education


Floor Votes: 02/21/2020 - House Floor Vote for HB20-1128
  ArndtY   BaisleyY   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldE   BuckY   BucknerE
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverN   CatlinY
  ChampionN   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodE
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisE   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafY   LarsonY   ListonN   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleN   PeltonY
  RansomN   RichY   RobertsY   SaineN
  SandridgeN   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperN   SullivanY   TipperE   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


03/14/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for HB20-1128
  BridgesY   CookeE   CoramY   CrowderN
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GarciaY   GardnerN   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HansenY   HillE   HiseyY
  HolbertY   LeeY   LundeenN   MarbleE
  MorenoY   PettersenY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottE   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergN
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardE   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-15
Committee Votes: 02/14/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1128
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 20-1128 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BirdY   BucknerY   ColemanY   EsgarY
  KennedyY   Kraft-TharpY   McCluskieY   PeltonY
  RansomN   RichN   Van WinkleY


02/04/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1128
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1128, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BaisleyY   BirdY   BuckY   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY
  GeitnerY   LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


03/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1128
Senate Education - Refer House Bill 20-1128, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BridgesY   HillN   LundeenN   StoryY
  ToddY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1131 Menstrual Hygiene Products In Schools Program 
Comment: K-12 (Student Health)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Menstrual Hygiene Products In Schools Program
Sponsors: B. Titone (D) | Y. Caraveo (D) / F. Winter (D)
Summary: The bill creates in the department of public health and environment (department) the menstrual hygiene products accessibility grant program (grant program) to provide awards to public schools or school districts in order to provide menstrual hygiene products at no expense to students. The state board of health is required to promulgate rules necessary for the implementation of the grant program. The department shall award grants subject to available appropriations, and may seek, accept, and expend gifts, grants, or donations from private or public sources.
Status: 1/15/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
2/6/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/16/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
Amendments:

House Journal, February 7
12 HB20-1131 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
13 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
14 recommendation:
15
16 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 17, strike "ANNUALLY".
17
18 Page 3, line 25, strike "GRANT, DISTRIBUTING AWARDS," and substitute
19 "GRANT AWARD".
20
21 Page 4, line 4, strike "AT A MINIMUM, THE" and substitute "THE".
22
23 Page 4, strike lines 6 and 7.
24
25 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
26
27 Page 4, line 11, after "SEQ.;" add "AND".
28
29 Page 4, strike lines 12 through 16.
30
31 Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.
32
33 Page 4, strike lines 23 through 27 and substitute:
34
35 "(2) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL REVIEW THE APPLICATIONS
36 RECEIVED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
37 (3) A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT IS ELIGIBLE FOR A
38 GRANT AWARD IF IT IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FUNDING PURSUANT TO TITLE
6301 39 I OF THE FEDERAL "EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT", 20 U.S.C. SEC.
40 ET SEQ., AND DOES NOT CURRENTLY PROVIDE MENSTRUAL HYGIENE
41 PRODUCTS TO STUDENTS FOR FREE.
42 (4) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PRIORITIZE GRANT AWARDS TO
43 PUBLIC SCHOOLS OR SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE ORDER THAT COMPLETED
44 APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT; EXCEPT THAT A
45 PUBLIC SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT SERVES HIGH SCHOOL
46 STUDENTS ARE GIVEN PRIORITY BEFORE A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR SCHOOL
47 DISTRICT THAT SERVES JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL OR MIDDLE SCHOOL
48 STUDENTS.
49 (5) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DISTRIBUTE A ONE THOUSAND
50 DOLLAR GRANT AWARD TO AN ELIGIBLE GRANT RECIPIENT. THE
51 DEPARTMENT SHALL DISTRIBUTE GRANT AWARDS THROUGH JUNE 30,
52 2022, OR UNTIL THE APPROPRIATION FOR THE GRANT FUNDING IS
53 EXHAUSTED, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST.".
54
55 Page 5, strike lines 1 through 12.
56
1 Page 6, strike lines 12 through 15 and substitute:
2
3 "25-20.5-1205. Funding for grant program. (1) THE GENERAL
4 ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE
5 2020-21 FISCAL YEAR FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE DEPARTMENT TO
6 IMPLEMENT THE GRANT PROGRAM. ANY UNEXPENDED AND
7 UNENCUMBERED MONEY FROM THE APPROPRIATION MADE TO THE
8 DEPARTMENT FOR GRANTS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION REMAINS
9 AVAILABLE FOR EXPENDITURE BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR GRANTS IN THE
10 2021-22 FISCAL YEAR WITHOUT FURTHER APPROPRIATION.".
11
12


Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-15
Committee Votes: 02/06/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1131
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1131, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BaisleyN   BuckN   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  CaraveoY   ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY
  GeitnerN   LarsonN   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonN


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1135 Replace High School Social Studies Assessment 
Comment: K-12 (Assessments)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Replace High School Social Studies Assessment
Sponsors: P. Buck (R) | B. McLachlan (D) / N. Todd (D) | P. Lundeen (R)
Summary: The bill replaces the requirement that the state assessment in social studies be administered to high school students with a requirement that high school students take the United States citizenship test in the year they are scheduled to graduate.
Status: 0/0/2020 House Second Reading -
1/16/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
2/13/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended
2/13/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/19/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/20/2020 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/21/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/24/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/5/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/13/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/26/2020 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/28/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
6/1/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2020 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
6/10/2020 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
7/2/2020 Sent to the Governor
7/2/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
7/2/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
Amendments:

House Journal, February 14
43 HB20-1135 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
44 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
45 recommendation:
46
47 Amend corrected printed bill, page 2, strike line 3 and substitute
48 "(1)(a)(III) as follows:".
49
50 Page 2, strike lines 10 through 21.
51
52 Page 3, strike lines 14 through 27.
53
54 Strike pages 4 through 7.
55
56 Page 8, strike lines 1 through 20.
1 Page 1, strike lines 101 through 103 and substitute "CONCERNING
2 REMOVING THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
3 TO ADMINISTER A STATE ASSESSMENT IN SOCIAL STUDIES TO HIGH
4 SCHOOL STUDENTS.".
5
6

Senate Journal, March 13
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB20-1135 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent
Calendar.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 3, before line 4 insert:

"SECTION 2. Appropriation - adjustments to 2020 long bill.
To implement this act, the cash funds appropriation from the state
education fund created in section 17 (4)(a) of article IX of the state
constitution, made in the annual general appropriation act for the
2020-21 state fiscal year to the department of education for the statewide
assessment program is decreased by $667,680.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 1, line 103, strike "STUDENTS." and substitute "STUDENTS, AND, IN
CONNECTION THEREWITH, REDUCING AN APPROPRIATION.".


Appro-
priations


Floor Votes: 02/21/2020 - House Floor Vote for HB20-1135
  ArndtY   BaisleyY   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldE   BuckY   BucknerE
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverY   CatlinY
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodE
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisE   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafY   LarsonY   ListonY   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleY   PeltonY
  RansomY   RichY   RobertsY   SaineY
  SandridgeY   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperY   SullivanY   TipperE   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


06/01/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for HB20-1135
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HansenY   HillY   HiseyY
  HolbertY   LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleY
  MorenoY   PettersenY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-16
Committee Votes: 02/13/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1135
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1135, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BaisleyY   BuckY   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerE
  KippY   LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


03/13/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1135
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 20-1135, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  FooteY   GardnerY   GonzalesY   HansenY
  HiseyY   MorenoY   RankinY   RodriguezY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


03/13/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1135
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 20-1135, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  FooteY   GardnerY   GonzalesY   HansenY
  HiseyY   MorenoY   RankinY   RodriguezY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


03/05/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1135
Senate Education - Refer House Bill 20-1135 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BridgesY   HillE   LundeenY   StoryY
  ToddY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1149 16-year-olds Voting In School District Elections 
Comment: K-12 (Elections)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: 16-year-olds Voting In School District Elections
Sponsors: S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary: The bill allows a person who is preregistered to vote in school district elections beginning at 16 years of age. A school district election is defined as an election to recall a school district officer or an election called under title 22, Colorado Revised Statutes, including elections for: ! The state board of education; ! School district officers; Referred measures to impose or increase mill levies or to raise and expend property taxes; ! Referred measures relating to the organization of or plan of representation for school districts; and ! Referred measures related to the financial obligations and indebtedness of school districts. When a person preregisters, they must receive information concerning their eligibility to vote in school district elections and how to update their preregistration information and obtain and cast a ballot. The bill repeals the requirement that the voter information of preregistrants be kept confidential. A preregistrant is automatically registered to vote in all elections upon turning age 18. Individuals committed to juvenile detention facilities must be given information about their right to preregister and vote in school district elections. A preregistrant can circulate and sign petitions to nominate or recall a school district officer or to initiate an election under title 22, Colorado Revised Statutes. A preregistrant cannot run for office or be appointed to fill a vacancy. If a juvenile is charged with an election offense and no other crime is charged, the juvenile court is prohibited from transferring the charge to a district court. For any election in which preregistrants are eligible to vote and in which the county clerk and recorder has responsibilities for the election, the state is required to reimburse the county for the direct costs associated with ballots sent to preregistrants. The school district's share of the costs of the election in a cost-sharing agreement must be reduced by the amount of the state's reimbursement.
Status: 1/17/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
3/3/2020 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/16/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
Amendments:

House Journal, March 4
14 HB20-1149 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
15 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
16 recommendation:
17
18 Amend printed bill, page 4, line 19, strike "(3)(a)(I)" and substitute
19 "(3)(a)(I); and add (3)(a)(III)".
20
21 Page 5, after line 7 insert:
22
23 "(III) THE QUESTION "TO YOUR KNOWLEDGE, ARE YOU OR IS
24 ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD ENROLLED IN THE ADDRESS
25 CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM?". IF A PERSON ANSWERS "YES" TO THIS
26 QUESTION, THE PERSON MUST BE PREVENTED FROM CONTINUING THE
27 REGISTRATION PROCESS.".
28
29 Page 8, line 14, strike "Such" and substitute "Such EXCEPT AS PROVIDED
30 IN SECTION 24-30-2108 (3) AND 24-72-204 (3.5),".
31
32 Page 9, strike lines 15 through 25.
33
34 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
35
36 Page 10, line 6, after "ON" insert "HOW A PARTICIPANT IN THE ADDRESS
37 CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM CREATED IN PART 21 OF ARTICLE 30 OF TITLE
38 24 CAN REGISTER TO VOTE AND UPDATE THEIR REGISTRATION WITH THE
39 COUNTY'S DESIGNATED ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM ELECTION
40 STAFF, AND ON".
41
42 Page 16, strike lines 14 through 20 and substitute:
43
44 "SECTION 23. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 1-7.5-208, add
45 (3)(c) as follows:
46 1-7.5-208. Certificate of mail ballots cast - survey of returns.
47 (3)(c) IF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF BALLOTS RETURNED BY PREREGISTRANTS
48 VOTING IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTION IN ANY PRECINCT IS LESS THAN
49 TEN:
50 (I) THE RETURNS FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTION FOR ALL
51 SUCH PRECINCTS IN THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION SHALL BE REPORTED
52 TOGETHER; AND
53 (II) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE
54 BALLOTS RETURNED BY PREREGISTRANTS IN THAT PRECINCT ARE NOT
55 PUBLIC RECORDS SUBJECT TO INSPECTION.".
1 Page 18, after line 14 insert:
2
3 "SECTION 28. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 8-12-105, amend
4 (5) as follows:
5 8-12-105. Minimum age requirements - maximum hours of
6 work. (5) (a) In seasonal employment for the culture, harvest, or care of
7 perishable products where wages are paid on a piece basis, as determined
8 in accordance with the provisions of section 8-6-106, a minor fourteen
9 years of age or older may be permitted to work hours in excess of the
10 limitations of subsection (4) of this section; but in no case is he OR SHE
11 permitted to work more than twelve hours in any twenty-four-hour period
12 nor more than thirty hours in any seventy-two-hour period; except that a
13 minor fourteen or fifteen years of age may work more than eight hours
14 per day on only ten days in any thirty-day period. Overtime wage
15 provisions of subsection (4) of this section shall not apply to this
16 subsection (5).
17 (b) A MINOR SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER SERVING AS A
18 STUDENT ELECTION JUDGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 1-6-101 MAY
19 BE PERMITTED TO WORK HOURS IN EXCESS OF THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS
20 SECTION; EXCEPT THAT A MINOR IS NOT PERMITTED TO WORK AS A
21 STUDENT ELECTION JUDGE MORE THAN TWELVE HOURS IN ANY
22 TWENTY-FOUR-HOUR PERIOD NOR MORE THAN THIRTY HOURS IN ANY
23 SEVENTY-TWO-HOUR PERIOD.".
24
25 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
26
27 Page 28, after line 14 insert:
28
29 SECTION 52. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-72-205.5,
30 amend (4)(b)(III) as follows:
31 24-72-205.5. Public inspection of ballots - stay period -
32 recounts - rules governing public inspection of ballots - legislative
33 declaration - definitions. (4) (b) In connection with the public
34 inspection of the ballots to which this section pertains:
35 (III) To protect the privacy of particular electors, any ballots cast
36 by electors within groups of discrete individuals who are more susceptible
37 of being personally identified, such as military and overseas electors,
38 shall be made available for public inspection only to the extent such
39 ballots may be duplicated without identifying elector information. Insofar
40 as such ballots are not able to be duplicated without identifying elector
41 information, they are not available for public inspection. Notwithstanding
42 any other provision of this section, no ballot, or any portion thereof, may
43 be made available for inspection where the ballot, or any requested
44 portion thereof, is identical in printed form, considering a combination of
45 the election contests at issue and precinct coding, to only nine or fewer
46 ballots, or comparable portions thereof, among all ballots used in the
47 same election. However, any such ballot, or any requested portion thereof,
48 that is identical in printed form to ten or more ballots, or comparable
49 portions thereof, used in the same election may be inspected.
50 NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS SECTION, IF THE TOTAL
51 NUMBER OF BALLOTS RETURNED BY PREREGISTRANTS VOTING IN A SCHOOL
52 DISTRICT ELECTION IN ANY PRECINCT IS LESS THAN TEN, THE BALLOTS
53 RETURNED BY PREREGISTANTS IN THAT PRECINCT SHALL NOT BE MADE
208 54 AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 1-7.5-
55 (3)(c).".
1 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
2
3


Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-17
Committee Votes: 03/03/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1149
House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 20-1149, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  DuranY   HumphreyN   Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY
  LontineY   RichN   SirotaY   Williams D.N
  WoodrowY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1186 Teachers' Rights Opt-in Organization Membership 
Comment: Teacher's Rights
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Teachers' Rights Opt-in Organization Membership
Sponsors: L. Liston (R)
Summary: Current law states that a school district cannot require, by inference or otherwise, a teacher to become a member of a group or organization as part of their employment contract or agreement. The bill clarifies that a teacher has the right to opt in or opt out of membership in a group or organization at any time. The state board of education is required to promulgate rules that require the department of education to notify in writing or electronically teachers, at least 2 times per year, of their rights relating to opting in or out of membership in a group or organization related to their employment.
Status: 1/30/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/25/2020 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-30
Committee Votes: 02/25/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1186
House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 20-1186 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  DuranE   HumphreyN   Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY
  LontineY   RichN   SirotaY   Williams D.N
  WoodrowY


02/25/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1186
House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 20-1186 to the Committee of the Whole.
  DuranE   HumphreyY   Jaquez LewisN   KennedyN
  LontineN   RichY   SirotaN   Williams D.Y
  WoodrowN


Amendments:

HB20-1204 Tax Deduction For Donation To Scholarship Organization 
Comment: Tax Deduction
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Tax Deduction For Donation To Scholarship Organization
Sponsors: K. Ransom (R) / J. Smallwood (R) | J. Tate (R)
Summary: For income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2021, the bill allows an individual or corporate taxpayer to subtract from the taxpayer's federal taxable income any amount contributed to an eligible scholarship granting organization, to the extent such amount is not claimed as a deduction on the taxpayer's federal tax return. An eligible scholarship granting organization is defined as a charitable nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to dependent children for tuition expenses for the child's enrollment in a private school so long as the child qualifies for free or reduced-cost lunch. An eligible scholarship organization is required to undergo an annual financial and compliance audit of its accounts and records conducted by an independent certified public accountant and is required to submit the audit to the department of education. The department of education is required to review each audit it receives and submit an annual list to the department of revenue of eligible nonprofit scholarship granting organizations that are in compliance with the requirements specified for the deduction.
Status: 1/30/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
2/27/2020 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-30
Committee Votes: 02/27/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1204
House Finance - Postpone House Bill 20-1204 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  BenavidezY   BirdY   BockenfeldN   ChampionN
  GrayY   HerodY   Kraft-TharpY   RichE
  SandridgeN   SnyderY   SullivanY


02/27/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1204
House Finance - Refer House Bill 20-1204, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BenavidezN   BirdN   BockenfeldY   ChampionY
  GrayN   HerodN   Kraft-TharpN   RichE
  SandridgeY   SnyderN   SullivanN


Amendments:

HB20-1231 Amend Programs Addressing Educator Shortages 
Comment: Educator Shortages
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Amend Programs Addressing Educator Shortages
Sponsors: J. Wilson (R) / N. Todd (D)
Summary: The bill amends and repeals, in part, the existing grow your own educator program to authorize local education providers, including school districts, charter schools, and boards of cooperative services, to establish local grow your own educator programs that give high school students the opportunity to participate in a teacher preparation pathway in which high school students can receive college credit for course work that leads to an education or related degree or credential at a 2- or 4-year institution of higher education. The department of education, in consultation with the department of higher education, shall create a framework for local grow your own educator programs, including the accumulation of transferable postsecondary credit. As part of the grow your own educator program, the bill creates a grow your own educator scholarship to award $5,000 to students in higher education preparation programs who have completed not less than the final 24 credit hours required for an education or related degree or credential and agree to work as an educator in a Colorado public school upon completion of the degree or credential. In awarding scholarships, the state board shall prioritize students who participated in a local education provider's grow your own educator program while in high school and who complete their final field work in a school of the local education provider. Next, the state board shall prioritize scholarships to students who participated in a local education provider's grow your own educator program while in high school and who commit to teaching in a content shortage area or in a rural area. The bill amends the teacher of record license to apply to students participating in a Colorado-approved program of preparation and who will be employed with a local education provider experiencing a critical teacher shortage, without the need to show that no other licensed applicant has applied. The bill removes references to the grow your own educator program that no longer apply. The bill amends the teacher of record program to remove the requirement that a teacher participating in the program must fill a position for which no other licensed applicant has applied. The bill directs the Colorado commission on higher education, in collaboration with the governing boards and the higher education council, to negotiate statewide degree transfer agreements so that statewide degree transfer agreements are in place no later than 2022 for educator preparation programs, including but not limited to elementary and secondary education; early childhood education; special education; speech and language pathology; occupational therapy; world languages; mathematics; science; and STEM, as defined in statute. Credits accumulated pursuant to a statewide degree transfer agreement apply to the transfer of course work, regardless of whether the course work was successfully completed at a 2-year or 4-year state institution of higher education and regardless of whether the credit is being transferred to a 2-year or 4-year state institution of higher education.
Status: 1/31/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
5/26/2020 House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-31
Committee Votes: 05/26/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1231
House Education - Postpone House Bill 20-1231 indefinitely.
  BaisleyY   BirdY   BuckY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY
  KippY   LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonN


05/26/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1231
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1231, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BaisleyN   BirdN   BuckN   BuentelloN
  ColemanN   CutterN   ExumN   GeitnerN
  KippN   LarsonN   McLachlanN   Michaelson JenetN
  WilsonY


Amendments:

HB20-1235 Colorado Department Of Education Support For Family Engagement Practices 
Comment: Family-School Partnerships
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Colorado Department Of Education Support For Family Engagement Practices
Sponsors: J. Coleman (D) | C. Larson (R)
Summary: The bill establishes the position of family-school partnership coordinator (coordinator) in the department of education. The coordinator supports local education providers with researching, designing, and implementing research-based family-school partnerships and supports educator preparation programs that provide training to educators related to implementing family-school partnerships. The coordinator is required to prepare a report every year that describes innovations that advance family engagement practices and provides information about research and resources available to local education providers and educator preparation programs that may assist in implementing family-school partnerships.
Status: 1/31/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
2/20/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/16/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
Amendments:

House Journal, February 21
5 HB20-1235 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
6 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
7 recommendation:
8
9 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 11, strike "family engagement" and
10 substitute "family-school partnership".
11
12 Page 2, lines 20 and 21, strike "family engagement," and substitute
13 "family-school partnerships,".
14
15 Page 3, line 4, strike "partnership" and substitute "partnerships".
16
17 Page 3, line 5, strike "Act"" and substitute "Act", in particular, through
18 schools and school districts that receive funding pursuant to Title I, Title
19 III, and Title IV of the act,".
20
21 Page 3, line 7, strike "students and families." and substitute "students,
22 families, and schools.".
23
24 page 3, after line 20 strike "definitions." and substitute
25 "definitions - repeal.".
26
27 Page 5, line 5, strike "TRAINING AND" and substitute "TRAINING,
28 INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CULTURALLY RELEVANT STRATEGIES AND
29 OTHER".
30
31 Page 5, after line 20 insert:
32 "(V) HELPING LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDERS AND EDUCATOR
33 PREPARATION PROGRAMS BUILD CAPACITY FOR PARTNERING WITH
34 FAMILIES OF STUDENTS SERVED BY A LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER;"
35
36 Renumber succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.
37
38 page 6, after line 1 insert:
39 "(c) THE FAMILY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP COORDINATOR MAY ONLY
40 PROVIDE DIRECT SUPPORT OR OTHER ASSISTANCE RELATING TO
41 FAMILY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS TO A LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER AT THE
42 REQUEST OF THE LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL
43 NOT REQUIRE A LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER TO RECEIVE ANY SUPPORT OR
44 ASSISTANCE FROM THE COORDINATOR.".
45
46 Page 7, after line 2 insert:
47 "(b) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF SUBSECTION (3)(a) OF
48 THIS SECTION, THE FAMILY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP COORDINATOR IS NOT
49 REQUIRED TO INCLUDE IN THE COORDINATOR'S REPORT ANY INFORMATION
50 THAT IS INCLUDED IN ANY OTHER REPORT PUBLISHED BY THE
51 DEPARTMENT. FOR ANY INFORMATION OMITTED PURSUANT TO THIS
52 SUBSECTION (3)(b), THE COORDINATOR SHALL INCLUDE IN THE
53 COORDINATOR'S REPORT AN EXPLANATION THAT THE INFORMATION WAS
54 OMITTED AND A REFERENCE TO THE REPORT THAT INCLUDES THE
55 INFORMATION.".
1 Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.
2
3 Page 7, strike line 5 and substitute "STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AND TO THE
4 PUBLIC ON ITS WEBSITE IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH. THE DEPARTMENT
5 SHALL ALSO PUBLISH THE REPORT ON ITS WEBSITE IN ANY OTHER
6 LANGUAGE AT THE REQUEST OF A LOCAL PARENT, FAMILY, AND STUDENT
7 ORGANIZATION. NOTWITHSTANDING".
8
9 Page 7, line 6, strike "NOTWITHSTANDING".
10
11 Page 7, line 7, before "SUBMIT" insert "THE DEPARTMENT SHALL".
12
13 Page 7, after line 8 insert:
14 "(d) IN ITS FINAL REPORT BEFORE THE HOUSE AND SENATE
15 COMMITTEES OF REFERENCE PURSUANT TO SECTION 2-7-203 PRIOR TO THE
16 REPEAL OF THIS SECTION, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL INCLUDE A
17 RECOMMENDATION OF WHETHER THE FAMILY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP
18 COORDINATOR POSITION SHOULD BE EXTENDED.
19 (4) THIS SECTION IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JUNE 30, 2025.".
20
21 Strike "FAMILY ENGAGEMENT" and substitute "FAMILY-SCHOOL
22 PARTNERSHIP" on: Page 6, lines 12, 16, and 22.
23
24


Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-31
Committee Votes: 02/20/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1235
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1235, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BaisleyN   BuckN   BucknerE   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   KippY
  LarsonY   ListonN   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1238 Safe And Healthy Learning Environments For Students 
Comment: Keeping Students Enrolled
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Safe And Healthy Learning Environments For Students
Sponsors: S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D) | D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Summary: The bill requires the department of education (department) to give preference to grant applicants that articulate a strong, comprehensive approach to significantly reduce the use of school policing, school resource officers, and invasive security technologies and practices, and implement evidence-based or promising practices designed to promote school safety and healthy learning environments. The department shall also give preference to grant applicants that demonstrate the applicant's current use of evidence-based or promising practices designed to promote school safety and healthy learning environments. The preference criteria only applies to the student re-engagement grant program, the expelled and at-risk student services grant program, the school bullying prevention and education grant program, and the behavioral health care professional matching grant program.
Status: 1/31/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
5/26/2020 House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-31
Committee Votes: 05/26/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1238
House Education - Postpone House Bill 20-1238 indefinitely.
  BaisleyY   BirdY   BuckY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerE
  KippY   LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


Amendments:

HB20-1240 Early College Program And P-tech School Expansion 
Comment: Early College & P-Tech
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Early College Program And P-tech School Expansion
Sponsors: J. McCluskie (D) | P. Will (R) / K. Donovan (D) | B. Rankin (R)
Summary: The bill creates the early college policy development advisory group (advisory group) to design and recommend policies and changes to law to support the statewide development of and funding for early college programs and p-tech schools. The bill specifies the membership of the advisory group, which is appointed by the governor and must include members of the education leadership council, and the specific duties of the advisory group. In completing its duties, the advisory group must coordinate with the education leadership council. The advisory group must prepare an interim report and a final report of its findings and recommendations, and submit the reports by December 1, 2020, and December 1, 2021, respectively, to the governor, the education leadership council, the state board of education (state board), the Colorado commission on higher education (CCHE), and the education committees of the general assembly. The bill creates a legislative advisory council to provide advice and comment to the advisory group. The bill expands the existing concurrent enrollment expansion and innovation grant program to include grants for specified purposes related to providing opportunities for students to simultaneously enroll in postsecondary courses or engage in work-based learning opportunities while enrolled in high school. The bill extends for 2 additional budget years funding for students who enroll in an early college program that was approved before June 6, 2018, and who enroll in postsecondary courses in the fifth or sixth year of high school. The bill authorizes the distribution of state financial assistance to students who enroll in postsecondary courses while still enrolled in high school.
Status: 1/31/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
3/5/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/16/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
Amendments:

House Journal, March 6
23 HB20-1240 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
24 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
25 recommendation:
26
27 Amend printed bill, page 6, strike lines 6 and 7 and substitute
28 "NECESSARY TO DIRECT THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION TO CONVENE
29 AN EARLY COLLEGE POLICY DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE".
30
31 Page 6, strike lines 15 and 16.
32
33 Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.
34
35 Page 6, after line 19 insert:
36 "(2) "COMMISSIONER" MEANS THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION
37 APPOINTED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION PURSUANT TO SECTION
38 1 OF ARTICLE IX OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION.".
39
40 Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.
41
42 Page 7, strike lines 8 through 27 and substitute:
43 "(7) "TASK FORCE" MEANS THE EARLY COLLEGE POLICY
44 DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE CONVENED BY THE COMMISSIONER PURSUANT
45 TO SECTION 22-35.3-203.
46 22-35.3-203. Early college policy development task force.
47 (1) NO LATER THAN JULY 1, 2020, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CONVENE
48 THE EARLY COLLEGE POLICY DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE. THE TASK FORCE
49 MEMBERSHIP CONSISTS OF:
50 (a) THE COMMISSIONER OR THE COMMISSIONER'S DESIGNEE;
51 (b) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER
52 EDUCATION OR THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S DESIGNEE; AND
53 (c) THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS SELECTED BY THE
54 COMMISSIONER:
55 (I) INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE SERVING ON THE EDUCATION
1 LEADERSHIP COUNCIL;
2 (II) TWO TEACHERS EMPLOYED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN COLORADO,
3 AT LEAST ONE OF WHOM HOLDS A LICENSE ISSUED PURSUANT TO SECTION
4 22-60.5-201, WHO BOTH HAVE EXPERIENCE IN CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT
5 PROGRAMMING; AND
6 (III) TWO SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS WHO BOTH HAVE
7 EXPERIENCE IN CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROGRAMMING.".
8
9 Strike page 8.
10
11 Page 9, strike lines 1 and 2.
12
13 Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.
14
15 Page 9, line 3, before the first "THE", insert "THE COMMISSIONER OR THE
16 COMMISSIONER'S DESIGNEE SHALL SERVE AS CHAIR OF THE TASK FORCE.".
17
18 Page 9, line 17, strike "Advisory group" and substitute "Task force".
19
20 Page 10, strike lines 14 through 18.
21
22 Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.
23
24 Page 11, after line 3 insert:
25 "(2) IN COMPLETING ITS DUTIES, THE TASK FORCE SHALL SOLICIT
26 INPUT FROM EMPLOYERS THAT WORK WITH P-TECH SCHOOLS, TEACHERS
27 WHO WORK IN EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAMS OR P-TECH SCHOOLS, AND
28 REPRESENTATIVES OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS, CHARTER SCHOOLS, BOARDS OF
29 COOPERATIVE SERVICES, AND POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS FROM
30 AROUND THE STATE WHO HAVE EXPERTISE IN EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAMS
31 AND P-TECH SCHOOLS.".
32
33 Renumber succeeding subsection accordingly.
34
35 Page 11, after line 22 insert:
36 "22-35.3-206. Early college programs - funding. (1) BEGINNING
37 IN THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR, A LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER, AS
38 DEFINED IN SECTION 22-35-103, MAY ENROLL A STUDENT FOR A FIFTH
39 YEAR OF PARTICIPATION IN THE LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER'S EARLY
40 COLLEGE PROGRAM IF THE LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER, IN PARTNERSHIP
41 WITH AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION AS DEFINED IN SECTION
42 22-35-103, RECEIVES SUFFICIENT FINANCIAL RESOURCES IN THE FORM OF
43 GIFTS, GRANTS, DONATIONS, OR FUNDING THROUGH THE STATE FINANCIAL
44 ASSISTANCE PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-3.3-102 TO PAY FOR THE
45 STUDENT'S TUITION, FEES, BOOKS, AND MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR
46 PARTICIPATION IN THE EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM. THE LOCAL EDUCATION
47 PROVIDER SHALL NOT INCLUDE THE FIFTH-YEAR STUDENT IN THE LOCAL
48 EDUCATION PROVIDER'S PUPIL ENROLLMENT, AS DEFINED SECTION
49 22-54-103.
50 (2) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBSECTION (1) OF
51 THIS SECTION TO THE CONTRARY, THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO A
52 LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER IF:
53 (a) THE FIFTH-YEAR STUDENT PARTICIPATES IN THE ACCELERATING
54 STUDENTS THROUGH CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO
55 SECTION 22-35-108;
1 (b) THE LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER IS A P-TECH SCHOOL; OR
2 (c) SECTION 22-54-103 (10)(g) APPLIES TO THE LOCAL EDUCATION
3 PROVIDER.".
4
5 Page 11, line 23, strike "22-35.3-206." and substitute "22-35.3-207.".
6
7 Page 12, lines 4 and 5, strike "PROGRAMS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
8 22-35.3-202, AND PROVIDING" and substitute "PROGRAMS OR P-TECH
9 SCHOOLS OR IN PROVIDING OTHER".
10
11 Page 13, line 11, strike "NEED." and substitute "NEED OR APPLICANTS
12 THAT PROVIDED PROGRAMS THAT WERE DESIGNATED AS EARLY COLLEGES
13 BY THE STATE BOARD AS OF JUNE 6, 2018, BUT FOR WHICH THE
14 DESIGNATION WAS SUBJECT TO REVIEW AS PROVIDED IN SECTION
15 22-35-103 (10)(b).".
16
17 Page 13, line 14, strike "TWO" and substitute "THREE".
18
19 Page 13, line 16, strike "SECTION." and substitute "SECTION, AND THE
20 DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT AWARD GRANTS FOR THE PURPOSES SPECIFIED IN
21 SUBSECTION (1.5) OF THIS SECTION FROM MONEY APPROPRIATED TO THE
22 DEPARTMENT FOR GRANTS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION THAT IS IN
23 ADDITION TO THE MONEY APPROPRIATED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION
24 (4)(b.5).".
25
26 Page 13, strike lines 17 through 27.
27
28 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
29
30 Page 14, after line 14 insert:
31
32 "SECTION 4. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-3.3-102, amend
33 (3) as follows:
34 23-3.3-102. Assistance program authorized - procedure -
35 audits. (3) (a) Each state institution shall administer a financial
36 assistance program according to policies and procedures established by
37 the governing board of the institution. Each private institution of higher
38 education, as defined in section 23-18-102 (9), that participates in the
39 program of financial assistance established pursuant to this section shall
40 administer a financial assistance program according to policies and
41 procedures established by the governing board of the institution. Each
42 participating nonpublic institution that is not a private institution of
43 higher education shall administer a financial assistance program
44 according to policies and procedures established by the commission. Each
45 institution shall fund its assistance program using state moneys MONEY
46 allocated to the institution and institutional moneys MONEY.
47 (b) AN ELIGIBLE INSTITUTION THAT INTENDS TO USE STATE MONEY
48 TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO A STUDENT WHO IS ENROLLED IN
49 HIGH SCHOOL AND ENROLLED IN ONE OR MORE POSTSECONDARY COURSES
50 FOR POSTSECONDARY COURSE CREDIT MUST SUBMIT AN AFFIRMATION OF
51 INTENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON OR BEFORE JULY
52 1 OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR IN WHICH THE INSTITUTION INTENDS TO PROVIDE
53 THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. IN THE AFFIRMATION OF INTENT, THE
54 INSTITUTION SHALL CONFIRM THAT IT WILL AWARD FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
55 ONLY TO SUCH STUDENTS WHO DEMONSTRATE FINANCIAL NEED BASED ON
1 ELIGIBILITY FOR FREE OR REDUCED-PRICE MEALS PURSUANT TO THE
42 2 FEDERAL "RICHARD B. RUSSELL NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT",
3 U.S.C. SEC. 1751 ET SEQ., OR BASED ON INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE
4 STUDENT'S COMPLETED FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID.".
5
6 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
7
8 Strike "ADVISORY GROUP" and substitute "TASK FORCE" on: Page 9, lines
9 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 18, and 24; Page 10, line 4; and Page 11,
10 lines 4, 11 and 12, 20, and 21 and 22.
11
12 Page 1, line 102, strike "COURSES, AND, IN" and substitute "COURSES.".
13
14 Page 1, strike lines 103 and 104.
15
16


Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-31
Committee Votes: 03/05/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1240
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1240, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BaisleyN   BuckN   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerN
  KippY   LarsonN   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1260 School Finance Adjustment To 2019-20 Total Program 
Comment: School Finance
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: School Finance Adjustment To 2019-20 Total Program
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | J. McCluskie (D) / R. Zenzinger (D) | B. Rankin (R)
Summary: Joint Budget Committee. The general assembly recognizes that the actual funded pupil count and the actual at-risk pupil count for the 2019-20 budget year are higher than anticipated when the appropriation amount was established during the 2019 legislative session, resulting in an increase in total program for the 2019-20 budget year. In addition, specific ownership tax revenue was less thananticipated, but local property tax revenue was more than anticipated, resulting in a net increase in the local share of total program funding. The increase in the local share of total program funding offsets a portion of the increase in total program. The bill declares the general assembly's intent to maintain the budget stabilization factor at the dollar amount of the original appropriation. In addition, the total program amount set forth in statute must be increased to reflect the passage of House Bill 19-1262, concerning state funding for full-day kindergarten. The bill makes an appropriation to increase the state share of total program.
Status: 2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
2/4/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/5/2020 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/6/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/2/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/3/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/3/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/11/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, February 4
45 HB20-1260 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
46 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
47 recommendation:
48
49 Amend printed bill, page 1, line 102, strike "YEAR." and substitute "YEAR,
50 AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
51
52


Floor Votes: 02/06/2020 - House Floor Vote for HB20-1260
  ArndtE   BaisleyY   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BuckY   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverY   CatlinY
  ColemanY   CutterY   District 38V   District 6V
  DuranY   EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY
  GarnettY   GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY
  HerodY   HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyY
  JacksonY   Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY
  Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LarsonY   ListonY
  LontineY   McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY
  MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleY
  PeltonY   RansomY   RichY   RobertsY
  SaineY   SandridgeY   SingerY   SirotaY
  SnyderY   SoperY   SullivanY   TipperY
  TitoneY   Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleY
  WeissmanY   WillY   Williams D.E   WilsonY
  YoungY


02/13/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for HB20-1260
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GarciaE   GardnerY   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HansenY   HillY   HiseyY
  HolbertE   LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleY
  MorenoY   PettersenE   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-02-03
Committee Votes: 02/04/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1260
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 20-1260, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   ColemanY   EsgarY
  KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY   McCluskieY
  PeltonY   RansomY   WillY


02/11/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1260
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 20-1260 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  FooteY   GardnerY   GonzalesY   HansenY
  HiseyY   MorenoY   RankinY   RodriguezY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1263 Eliminate Sub-minimum Wage Employment 
Comment: Workforce
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Eliminate Sub-minimum Wage Employment
Sponsors: Y. Caraveo (D) | R. Pelton (R) / J. Gonzales (D)
Summary: The bill phases out sub-minimum wage employment for employers that hold a special certificate from the United States department of labor that authorizes employers to pay employees whose earning capacity is impaired by age, physical or mental deficiency, or injury less than the minimum wage. The bill requires each employer that holds a special certificate to submit a transition plan to the Colorado department of labor and employment detailing how the employer plans to phase out sub-minimum wage employment. The bill requires the employment first advisory partnership in the department of labor and employment to develop actionable recommendations to address structural and fiscal barriers to phase out sub-minimum wage employment and successfully implement competitive integrated employment and report the recommendations to the general assembly. The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing to grant money to private employers, not to exceed $25,000 per employer, to provide assistance in developing and implementing a transition plan to phase out sub-minimum wage employment. The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing to add employment-related services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Status: 2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor + Appropriations
2/26/2020 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/16/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
Amendments:

House Journal, February 27
43 HB20-1263 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
44 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
45 recommendation:
46
47 Amend printed bill, page 4, strike line 7 and substitute "THE HIGHEST
48 APPLICABLE MINIMUM WAGE.".
49
50 Page 4, line 9, strike "STATE OR".
51
52 Page 4, strike line 10 and substitute "HIGHEST APPLICABLE MINIMUM
53 WAGE.".
54
55 Page 4, line 26, after "EMPLOYERS" insert "AND OTHER INTERESTED
1 STAKEHOLDERS".
2
3 Page 5, strike line 2, and substitute "2024.".
4
5 Page 5, line 3, strike "2025," and substitute "2024,".
6
7 Page 5, line 4, strike "FEDERAL OR STATE" and substitute "HIGHEST
8 APPLICABLE".
9
10 Page 5, line 10, strike "JULY" and substitute "APRIL".
11
12 Page 5, line 24, strike "JULY" and substitute "APRIL".
13
14 Page 5, line 25, after the first "THE" insert "JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE,
15 THE".
16
17 Page 5, line 26, strike "REPRESENTATIVES" and substitute
18 "REPRESENTATIVES,".
19
20 Page 6, strike line 5 and substitute:
21 "25.5-6-413. Elimination of".
22
23 Page 6, line 7, strike "declaration - repeal." and substitute
24 "declaration.".
25
26 Page 6, strike lines 25 through 27.
27
28 Strike page 7.
29
30 Page 8, strike lines 1 through 5.
31
32 Page 8, line 6, strike "(3)" and substitute "(2)".
33
34 Page 8, line 24, strike "(3)(a)" and substitute "(2)(a)".
35
36 Page 8, line 25, strike "(4)" and substitute (3)".
37
38 Page 9, line 3, strike "(5)" and substitute "(4)".
39
40 Page 9, line 5, strike "(4)" and substitute "(3)".
41
42


Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-02-03
Committee Votes: 02/26/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1263
House Business Affairs & Labor - Refer House Bill 20-1263, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  ArndtY   BirdY   ColemanY   DuranY
  Kraft-TharpY   McKeanY   SandridgeN   SnyderY
  SullivanY   Van WinkleN   WillY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1269 Create School Safety Account And Related Tax Credits 
Comment: School Safety/Tax Credits
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Create School Safety Account And Related Tax Credits
Sponsors: P. Neville (R)
Summary: The bill creates the "Child Safety Account Act", which allows for a student who is directly affected by or involved in a safety incident occurring at a public school, but is not the perpetrator, to qualify for a child safety account. A child safety account is an account that must be used to pay for eligible expenses necessary for the education of the qualified student. The bill requires the department of education (department) to contract with an entity that will administer the child safety account program (administering entity). Upon the creation of a child safety account, the department shall transfer to the administering entity an amount equal to the state share of per pupil revenues of the enrolling school district or institute charter school for the budget year in which the account is created and deduct the amount transferred from that amount that the department distributes to the school district's or institute charter school's budget for the budget year. The general assembly shall annually appropriate to the department the amount required to be transferred from the department to the administering entity for the child safety accounts. In a budget year in which the general assembly does not appropriate a sufficient amount to fully fund the child safety accounts, the department shall reduce the amount transferred to the administering entity for distribution to each child safety account by the same percentage that the deficit bears to the amount required to fully fund the child safety accounts. If a child safety account has been closed, any amount remaining in the account must be transferred to the department, and the department shall transfer the money to the treasurer for deposit into the general fund. In order to qualify for a child safety account, the parent of a student must apply to the administering entity. A child safety account continues to be active, without need for renewal, until the qualified student completes twelfth grade or ceases to be enrolled in a participating school or nonpublic home-based educational program. Any unexpended amount left in the child safety account at the end of a school year remains in the account and may be expended on eligible expenses in subsequent school years and used for eligible expenses while the student remains enrolled in an institution of higher education. The administering entity is required to monitor the expenses made from money in child safety accounts. If it appears the money in a child safety account was used for an expense that was not an eligible expense, the administering entity is required to convene a review committee to determine whether the expense was an eligible expense, and if not an eligible expense, whether it was a good-faith mistake. The review committee is required to take appropriate action depending upon the outcome of the review. The administering entity is required to oversee scholarship-granting organizations. A scholarship-granting organization shall accept scholarship applications from qualified students with child safety accounts, who shall use the awarded amounts to pay for eligible expenses above the amount credited to the child safety account. The scholarship-granting organization shall also accept donations from individuals or corporations for scholarship applicants. The bill creates an income tax credit for parents of qualified students with child safety accounts for payments of eligible expenses above the amount provided through a child safety account. The bill creates a tax credit to encourage donations for individuals or corporations that donate to scholarship-granting organizations for scholarships for qualified students with child safety accounts.
Status: 2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/18/2020 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-02-03
Committee Votes: 02/18/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1269
House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone House Bill 20-1269 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  DuranY   HumphreyN   Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY
  LontineY   RichN   SirotaY   Williams D.N
  WoodrowY


02/18/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1269
House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 20-1269 to the Committee on Finance.
  DuranN   HumphreyY   Jaquez LewisN   KennedyN
  LontineN   RichY   SirotaN   Williams D.Y
  WoodrowN


Amendments:

HB20-1275 In-state Tuition At Community College For Military 
Comment: Higher Education
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: In-state Tuition At Community College For Military
Sponsors: B. Buentello (D) / D. Hisey (R) | P. Lee (D)
Summary: The bill allows an active or honorably discharged member of the armed forces of the United States or a dependent of said member eligibility for in-state tuition status at a community college regardless of whether the person satisfies Colorado domicile or residency status.
Status: 0/0/2020 House Third Reading -
2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
2/18/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/21/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/24/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/27/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/2/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/11/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/13/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/14/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2020 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/17/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/17/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/23/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/27/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, February 19
14 HB20-1275 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
15 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
16 recommendation:
17
18 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 10, strike "OR HONORABLY DISCHARGED
19 MEMBER" and substitute "MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED
20 STATES OR A VETERAN".
21
22 Page 2, line 11, strike "STATES" and substitute "STATES," and strike
23 "MEMBER" and substitute "MEMBER,".
24
25 Page 3, strike lines 2 through 7 and substitute:
26
27 "(b) "DEPENDENT" MEANS EITHER:
28 (I) A SPOUSE OF AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF
29 THE UNITED STATES OR A VETERAN, LIVING OR DECEASED, OF THE ARMED
30 FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES, AT THE TIME THE SPOUSE IS REQUESTING
31 IN-STATE TUITION CLASSIFICATION; OR
32 (II) A CHILD UNDER TWENTY-THREE YEARS OF AGE EITHER BORN
33 TO OR LEGALLY ADOPTED BY AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES
34 OF THE UNITED STATES OR A VETERAN, LIVING OR DECEASED, OF THE
35 ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES.".
36
37

Senate Journal, March 13
HB20-1275 by Representative(s) Buentello; also Senator(s) Hisey and Lee--Concerning providing in-
state tuition status at a community college for military families regardless of whether
Colorado domicile status is satisfied.

Amendment No. 1(L.002), by Senator Lee.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, line 12, strike "MEMBER," and substitute
"MEMBER OR VETERAN,".


As amended, ordered revised and placed on the calendar for third reading and final
passage.



Floor Votes: 02/27/2020 - House Floor Vote for HB20-1275
  ArndtY   BaisleyY   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BuckY   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverY   CatlinY
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfN   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonE
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafY   LarsonY   ListonN   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleY   PeltonY
  RansomY   RichY   RobertsY   SaineY
  SandridgeY   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperY   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


03/14/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for HB20-1275
  BridgesY   CookeE   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GardnerY   GinalY   GonzalesY
  HansenY   HillE   HiseyY   HolbertY
  LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleE   MorenoY
  PettersenY   PresidentY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottE   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardE   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-02-03
Committee Votes: 02/18/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1275
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1275, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BaisleyY   BuckY   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY
  KippY   LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetE
  WilsonY


03/11/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1275
Senate Education - Refer House Bill 20-1275 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BridgesY   HillY   LundeenY   StoryY
  ToddY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1276 Individualized Student Degree Programs 
Comment: Student Degree Program
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Individualized Student Degree Programs
Sponsors: T. Geitner (R)
Summary: The bill creates the Colorado individualized combined degree pilot program (pilot program) that the department of higher education must administer, working with the department of education. The pilot program is designed to assist school districts and charter schools in providing individualized degree programs that enable a participating student to design and complete an educational program that is unique to the student and results in the simultaneous completion of a high school diploma and a baccalaureate degree during the 4 years in which the student is enrolled in high school. A school district or charter school may apply to participate in the pilot program by submitting an application to the department of higher education, which shall select up to 10 participants. Each participating school district and charter school must establish a local individualized combined degree program (local program), which must meet specified requirements. Each participating school district or charter school must transfer a specified percentage of per pupil revenue to the individualized degree account created for each participating student that is enrolled in the school district or charter school. The bill specifies that each student who participates in a local program must, with the student's parents, select individuals to serve as an advisory board to help the student design and complete the student's individualized degree program. The student's individualized degree program may be an existing baccalaureate degree program at an institution of higher education or may be designed specifically to meet the student's unique educational and career goals. A uniquely designed degree program must meet specified requirements and is subject to approval by the Colorado commission on higher education. Each participating student must apply for federal and state student financial assistance. A portion of the money annually appropriated for state student financial assistance must be distributed to students participating in local programs based on each student's demonstrated financial need. Each participating student must create an individual degree account with collegeinvest. The money that the student receives from the school district or charter school and the state and federal financial assistance that the student receives must be credited to the account. The student, with the approval of the student's parent and advisory board, must use the money in the student's account only to pay for the costs incurred in obtaining the student's baccalaureate degree. On or before January 15, 2024, and annually thereafter through 2030, the department of higher education, working with the department of education, shall prepare a report concerning the effectiveness of the pilot program and submit the report to the governor, the Colorado commission on higher education, the state board of education, and the education committees of the general assembly. The pilot program is repealed, July 1, 2030.
Status: 2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
3/5/2020 House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-02-03
Committee Votes: 03/05/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1276
House Education - Postpone House Bill 20-1276 indefinitely.
  BaisleyY   BuckN   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY
  KippY   LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


Amendments:

HB20-1280 CDHE Data For Student Return On Investment Metrics 
Comment: Higher Education
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: CDHE Data For Student Return On Investment Metrics
Sponsors: C. Kipp (D) | C. Larson (R) / J. Bridges (D) | J. Smallwood (R)
Summary: The bill authorizes the department of higher education (department) to collect the data necessary to calculate return on investment metrics similar to the student cost and employment outcome information for certain higher education institutions not currently covered in the department's annual return on investment report. The department may include the information collected in its annual return on investment report.
Status: 0/0/2020 House Second Reading -
2/3/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
2/20/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/25/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/27/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/28/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/2/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/11/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/13/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/17/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/17/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/23/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/27/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:
Floor Votes: 02/28/2020 - House Floor Vote for HB20-1280
  ArndtY   BaisleyY   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BuckY   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverY   CatlinY
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodE
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafY   LarsonY   ListonY   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleY   PeltonY
  RansomY   RichY   RobertsY   SaineY
  SandridgeY   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperE   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


03/14/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for HB20-1280
  BridgesY   CookeE   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HansenY   HillE   HiseyY
  HolbertY   LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleE
  MorenoY   PettersenY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottE   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardE   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-02-03
Committee Votes: 02/20/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1280
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1280 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BaisleyN   BuckY   BucknerE   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   KippY
  LarsonY   ListonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


03/11/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1280
Senate Education - Refer House Bill 20-1280 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  BridgesY   HillY   LundeenY   StoryY
  ToddY


Amendments:

HB20-1288 Increase Curriculum Transparency School Literacy 
Comment: School Curriculum
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Increase Curriculum Transparency School Literacy
Sponsors: J. Rich (R) / B. Rankin (R) | N. Todd (D)
Summary: The bill amends the "Colorado READ Act" to require each local education provider to post on its website: The core and supplemental reading curriculum, or a detailed description of the reading curriculum, by grade, used in each of its schools; The core and supplemental reading instructional programs and intervention reading instruction, services, and other supports provided in each of its schools; The number of students enrolled in kindergarten and first through third grades who have READ plans, as well as the number of students who have achieved reading competency; and The local education provider's budget and narrative explanation for the use of the "Colorado READ Act" intervention money.
Status: 2/4/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
3/12/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/16/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
Amendments:

House Journal, March 13
18 HB20-1288 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
19 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
20 recommendation:
21
22 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 5, strike "EACH LOCAL EDUCATION
23 PROVIDER" and substitute "THE DEPARTMENT".
24
25 Page 3, lines 7 and 8, strike "LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER'S" and
26 substitute "DEPARTMENT'S".
27
28 Page 3, line 8, strike "EACH SCHOOL-LEVEL WEBSITE MUST" and substitute
29 "A SCHOOL DISTRICT'S WEBSITE MUST INCLUDE AND A SCHOOL-LEVEL
30 WEBSITE MAY".
31
32 Page 3, lines 9 and 10, strike "LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER'S" and
33 substitute "DEPARTMENT'S".
34
35 Page 3, after line 10 insert:
36 "(c) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THIS PART 12 TO THE
37 CONTRARY, EACH LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER SHALL SUBMIT THE
38 INFORMATION REQUIRED TO BE POSTED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (8)
39 TO THE DEPARTMENT AS PART OF THE "COLORADO READ ACT" DATA
40 COLLECTION.".
41
42


Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-02-04
Committee Votes: 03/12/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1288
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1288, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BaisleyY   BuckY   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY
  KippY   LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1295 Education Accountability And Accreditation Systems Audit 
Comment: Accountability
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Education Accountability And Accreditation Systems Audit
Sponsors: S. Bird (D) | J. Wilson (R) / N. Todd (D)
Summary: The bill directs the state auditor to contract with a public or private entity to conduct a performance audit of the statewide public education accountability and accreditation systems. The bill specifies the issues that the performance audit must address. By October 1, 2021, and following release by the legislative audit committee, the final report of the performance audit must be submitted to the commissioner of education, the state board of education, and the education committees of the general assembly. The bill specifies the authority of the state auditor to access records and information held by public schools, school districts, and the state charter school institute.
Status: 2/12/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
5/26/2020 House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-02-12
Committee Votes: 05/26/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1295
House Education - Postpone House Bill 20-1295 indefinitely.
  BaisleyY   BirdY   BuckY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY
  KippY   LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


Amendments:

HB20-1300 Changes To Local School Food Purchasing Program 
Comment: School Lunch
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Changes To Local School Food Purchasing Program
Sponsors: B. Buentello (D) | R. Pelton (R) / J. Bridges (D) | D. Coram (R)
Summary: For the local school food purchasing program, the bill: * Makes technical changes to when a local education provider may apply to the program and when the department of education (department) selects providers; * Requires the department to ensure geographic and district pupil size diversity among providers; * Changes the limit for the number of lunches that all local education providers provided in the prior year to 10 million; * Changes the reimbursement formula to $0.05 for every meal that the local education provider provided in the previous year; and * Specifies that if the department does not spend the full appropriation for the program, up to 5% of the appropriation is available to the department in the following year to pay for the required evaluation and report.
Status: 0/0/2020 House Third Reading -
2/13/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Rural Affairs & Agriculture + Appropriations
2/20/2020 House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture Refer Unamended to Appropriations
2/21/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
2/25/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/26/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/27/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture & Natural Resources
3/12/2020 Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/13/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/17/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/17/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/23/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/27/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:
Floor Votes: 02/26/2020 - House Floor Vote for HB20-1300
  ArndtY   BaisleyN   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BuckN   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverN   CatlinY
  ChampionN   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerN   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafY   LarsonN   ListonY   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleN   PeltonY
  RansomN   RichY   RobertsY   SaineN
  SandridgeN   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperN   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.N   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


03/14/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for HB20-1300
  BridgesY   CookeE   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HansenY   HillE   HiseyY
  HolbertY   LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleE
  MorenoY   PettersenY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottE   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardE   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-02-13
Committee Votes: 02/21/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1300
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 20-1300 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BirdY   ColemanY   DuranY   EsgarY
  KippY   Kraft-TharpY   McCluskieY   McKeanY
  PeltonY   RansomY   RichY


02/20/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1300
House Rural Affairs & Agriculture - Refer House Bill 20-1300 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  ArndtY   BuentelloY   CatlinY   HoltorfE
  PeltonY   RobertsY   TitoneY   Valdez D.Y
  WillE   WoodrowY   YoungY


03/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1300
Senate Agriculture & Natural Resources - Refer House Bill 20-1300 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  CoramY   DanielsonY   DonovanY   RodriguezY
  SonnenbergY


Amendments:

HB20-1312 Behavioral Health Training Requirements Educator License 
Comment:
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Behavioral Health Training Requirements Educator License
Sponsors: D. Michaelson Jenet (D) | B. Titone (D) / N. Todd (D) | D. Hisey (R)
Summary: The bill creates a requirement that of the 90 hours of professional development training currently required for educator licensure renewal during the term of the educator's license, at least 10 of those hours must include some form of behavioral health training that is culturally responsive and trauma- and evidence-informed. The bill requires teacher preparation programs to include in program graduation requirements that each teacher candidate in an initial educator licensure program complete at least 10 hours of behavioral health training that is culturally responsive and trauma- and evidence-informed.
Status: 2/21/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/12/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/28/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over to 06/01/2020 - No Amendments
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/8/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
6/9/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/9/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
6/10/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/10/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/11/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
7/2/2020 Sent to the Governor
7/2/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
7/2/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
7/8/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, March 13
44 HB20-1312 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
45 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
46 recommendation:
47
48 Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
49 substitute:
50
51 "SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-60.5-110, amend
52 (3)(b) introductory portion, (3)(b)(I), (3)(b.5), (3)(c)(X), and (3)(c)(XI);
53 and add (3)(c)(XII) and (3)(f) as follows:
54 22-60.5-110. Renewal of licenses - rules. (3) (b) A professional
55 licensee shall complete such ongoing professional development within the
1 period of time for which such professional license is valid. Such
2 professional development may include, but need not be limited to,
3 in-service education programs, including programs concerning juvenile
4 mental health issues and the awareness and prevention of youth suicide
5 and training in preventing, identifying, and responding to child sexual
6 abuse and assault; BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRAINING THAT IS CULTURALLY
7 RESPONSIVE AND TRAUMA- AND EVIDENCE-INFORMED; INCREASING
8 AWARENESS OF LAWS AND PRACTICES RELATING TO THE EDUCATION OF
9 STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE CLASSROOM, INCLUDING BUT NOT
10 LIMITED TO CHILD FIND AND INCLUSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS; college
11 or university credit from an accepted institution of higher education or a
12 community, technical, or local district college; educational travel that
13 meets the requirements specified in subsection (3)(d) of this section;
14 involvement in school reform; service as a mentor teacher for teacher
15 candidates participating in clinical practice, as defined in section
16 23-78-103; internships; and ongoing professional development training
17 and experiences. The state board of education, by rule, may establish
18 minimum criteria for professional development; except that such criteria
19 shall not:
20 (I) Specify any particular type of professional development
21 activity as a requirement or partial requirement for license renewal,
22 EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (3)(f) OF THIS SECTION;
23 (b.5) In adopting minimum criteria for professional development
24 activities, the state board, by rule, may require all or a portion of the
25 professional development activities to be related to increasing the license
26 holder's competence in his or her existing or potential endorsement area;
27 or to increasing the professional licensee's skills and competence in
28 delivery of instruction in his or her existing or potential endorsement area;
29 or in the teaching of literacy; INCREASING AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE
30 OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONCERNS, RESPONSES, AND STRATEGIES; OR
31 INCREASING AWARENESS OF LAWS AND PRACTICES RELATING TO
32 EDUCATING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE CLASSROOM, INCLUDING
33 BUT NOT LIMITED TO CHILD FIND AND INCLUSIVE LEARNING
34 ENVIRONMENTS.
35 (c) In selecting professional development activities for the
36 renewal of a professional license pursuant to this section, each licensee
37 shall choose those activities that will aid the licensee in meeting the
38 standards for a professional educator, including but not limited to the
39 following goals:
40 (X) Effective organization and management of human and
41 financial resources to create a safe and effective working and learning
42 environment; and
43 (XI) Awareness of warning signs of dangerous behavior in youth
44 and situations that present a threat to the health and safety of students, and
45 knowledge of the community resources available to enhance the health
46 and safety of students and the school community, YOUTH MENTAL
47 HEALTH, SAFE DE-ESCALATION OF CRISIS SITUATIONS, RECOGNITION OF
48 SIGNS OF POOR MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE, AND SUPPORT OF
49 STUDENTS USING CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE AND TRAUMA- AND
50 EVIDENCE-INFORMED PRACTICES; AND
51 (XII) AWARENESS OF LAWS AND PRACTICES RELATING TO
52 EDUCATING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE CLASSROOM, INCLUDING
53 BUT NOT LIMITED TO CHILD FIND AND INCLUSIVE LEARNING
54 ENVIRONMENTS, AND RELATING TO STUDENTS WITH BEHAVIORAL
55 CONCERNS OR BEHAVIORAL DISABILITIES.
1 (f) (I) IN SELECTING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES FOR
2 RENEWAL OF A PROFESSIONAL TEACHER LICENSE, IN ADDITION TO THE
3 OTHER REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION, THE PROFESSIONAL
4 TEACHER LICENSEE SHALL COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF TEN CLOCK HOURS OF
5 THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS REQUIRED DURING THE TERM OF
6 ANY PROFESSIONAL LICENSE RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRAINING
7 T H A T IS C U LT U RA LLY R E SPONSIVE A N D T R A U M A - A N D
8 EVIDENCE-INFORMED.
9 (II) THE TEN CLOCK HOURS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION
10 (3)(f)(I) OF THIS SECTION MAY BE OBTAINED THROUGH ANY COMBINATION
11 OF COURSES RELATED TO SUBSECTION (3)(f)(I) OF THIS SECTION, SO LONG
12 AS AT LEAST ONE OF THE REQUIRED CLOCK HOURS IS RELATED TO
13 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRAINING THAT IS CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE AND
14 TRAUMA- AND EVIDENCE-INFORMED AND ONE OF THE REQUIRED CLOCK
15 HOURS IS RELATED TO INCREASING AWARENESS OF LAWS AND PRACTICES
16 RELATING TO EDUCATING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE
17 CLASSROOM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CHILD FIND AND INCLUSIVE
18 LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS.
19 (III) A PROFESSIONAL TEACHER LICENSEE WHO HAS LESS THAN
20 THREE YEARS LEFT IN THE LICENSE RENEWAL PERIOD ON JUNE 30, 2020,
21 HAS UNTIL THE END OF THE NEXT APPLICABLE RENEWAL PERIOD TO
22 COMPLETE THE REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED IN SUBSECTION (3)(f)(I) OF
23 THIS SECTION AND MAY SUBMIT CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES COMPLETED
24 WITHIN FIVE YEARS PRIOR TO JUNE 30, 2020, TO SATISFY THE
25 REQUIREMENTS OF SUBSECTION (3)(f)(I) OF THIS SECTION.
26 (IV) NOTHING IN SUBSECTION (3)(f)(I) OF THIS SECTION PROHIBITS
27 A PROFESSIONAL TEACHER LICENSEE FROM APPLYING A SINGLE
28 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE OR ACTIVITY TO ONE OR MORE
29 CONTENT OR HOURLY REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS
30 SECTION OR BY RULE OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
31 (V) THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRAINING REQUIRED PURSUANT TO
32 SUBSECTION (3)(f)(I) OF THIS SECTION MAY INCLUDE PROGRAMS SUCH AS:
33 (A) MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID SPECIFIC FOR YOUTH AND TEENS;
34 (B) STAFF DEVELOPMENT TRAINING MODULES CONCERNING HOW
35 TO PREVENT TEEN SUICIDE;
36 (C) INTERCONNECTED SYSTEMS FRAMEWORK FOR POSITIVE
37 BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS AND MENTAL HEALTH;
38 (D) TRAINING APPROVED OR PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
39 WHERE THE TEACHER IS EMPLOYED;
40 (E) TRAINING CONCERNING STUDENTS WITH BEHAVIORAL
41 CONCERNS OR DISABILITIES;
42 (F) TRAINING MODULES CONCERNING CHILD TRAUMATIC STRESS;
43 AND
44 (G) ANY OTHER PROGRAM OR TRAINING THAT MEETS THE
45 REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBSECTION (3)(f).
46 SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-1-121, add
47 (2)(d.5) as follows:
48 23-1-121. Commission directive - approval of educator
49 preparation programs - review. (2) The commission shall adopt
50 policies establishing the requirements for educator preparation programs
51 offered by institutions of higher education. The department shall work in
52 cooperation with the state board of education in developing the
53 requirements for educator preparation programs. At a minimum, the
54 requirements must ensure that each educator preparation program
55 complies with section 23-1-125, is designed on a performance-based
1 model, and includes:
2 (d.5) A REQUIREMENT THAT EACH TEACHER CANDIDATE IN AN
3 INITIAL LICENSURE PROGRAM COMPLETE AT LEAST ONE SEMESTER OR
4 QUARTER-LENGTH COURSE IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRAINING USING
5 CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE AND TRAUMA- AND EVIDENCE-INFORMED
6 PRACTICES;
7 SECTION 3. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
8 determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
9 preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".
10
11

House Journal, June 8
8 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated March 12, 2020, and placed
9 in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, March 13,
10 2020.
11
12 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Michaelson Jenet.
13
14 Strike the Education Committee Report, dated March 12, 2020, and
15 substitute:
16
17 "Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
18 substitute:
19 "SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-60.5-110, amend
20 as amended by House Bill 20-1128 (3)(b) introductory portion, (3)(b)(I),
1128 21 (3)(b.5), and (3)(c)(XI); amend as added by House Bill 20-
22 (3)(b.7)(I); and add (3)(f) as follows:
23 22-60.5-110. Renewal of licenses. (3) (b) A professional licensee
24 shall complete such ongoing professional development within the period
25 of time for which such professional license is valid. Such professional
26 development may include but need not be limited to in-service education
27 programs, including programs concerning juvenile mental health issues
28 and the awareness and prevention of youth suicide; training in preventing,
29 identifying, and responding to child sexual abuse and assault;
30 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRAINING THAT IS CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE AND
31 TRAUMA- AND EVIDENCE-INFORMED; and laws and practices relating to the
32 education of students with disabilities in the classroom, including but not
33 limited to child find and inclusive learning environments; college or
34 university credit from an accepted institution of higher education or a
35 community, technical, or local district college; educational travel that
36 meets the requirements specified in subsection (3)(d) of this section;
37 involvement in school reform; service as a mentor teacher for teacher
38 candidates participating in clinical practice, as defined in section
39 23-78-103; internships; and ongoing professional development training
40 and experiences. The state board of education, by rule, may establish
41 minimum criteria for professional development; except that such criteria
42 shall not:
43 (I) Specify any particular type of professional development
44 activity as a requirement or partial requirement for license renewal,
45 except as provided in subsection (3)(b.7) OR (3)(f) of this section;
46 (b.5) In adopting minimum criteria for professional development
47 activities, the state board, by rule, may require all or a portion of the
48 professional development activities to be related to increasing the license
49 holder's competence in his or her existing or potential endorsement area;
50 increasing the professional licensee's skills and competence in delivery
51 of instruction in his or her existing or potential endorsement area; the
52 teaching of literacy; INCREASING AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE OF
53 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONCERNS, RESPONSES, AND STRATEGIES; or
54 increasing awareness of laws and practices relating to educating students
55 with disabilities in the classroom, including but not limited to child find
56 and inclusive learning environments.
1 (b.7) (I) EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (3)(f) OF THIS
2 SECTION FOR RENEWAL OF A PROFESSIONAL TEACHER LICENSE, in selecting
3 professional development activities for renewal of a professional teacher,
4 special services, principal, or administrator license, in addition to the
5 other requirements set forth in this section, the professional SPECIAL
6 SERVICES, PRINCIPAL, OR ADMINISTRATOR licensee shall complete A
7 MINIMUM OF ten of the clock hours of professional development HOURS
8 required during the term of any professional SPECIAL SERVICES,
9 PRINCIPAL, OR ADMINISTRATOR license in professional development
10 activities relating to increasing awareness of laws and practices relating
11 to educating students with disabilities in the classroom, including but not
12 limited to child find and inclusive learning environments.
13 (c) In selecting professional development activities for the
14 renewal of a professional license pursuant to this section, each licensee
15 shall choose those activities that will aid the licensee in meeting the
16 standards for a professional educator, including but not limited to the
17 following goals:
18 (XI) Awareness of warning signs of dangerous behavior in youth
19 and situations that present a threat to the health and safety of students and
20 knowledge of the community resources available to enhance the health
21 and safety of students and the school community, YOUTH MENTAL
22 HEALTH, SAFE DE-ESCALATION OF CRISIS SITUATIONS, RECOGNITION OF
23 SIGNS OF POOR MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE, AND SUPPORT OF
24 STUDENTS. TRAINING PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (3)(c)(XI)
25 MUST BE PROVIDED USING CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE AND TRAUMA- AND
26 EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES; and
27 (f) (I) IN SELECTING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES FOR
28 RENEWAL OF A PROFESSIONAL TEACHER LICENSE ONLY, IN ADDITION TO
29 THE OTHER REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION, EXCEPT FOR
30 THOSE SET FORTH FOR SPECIAL SERVICES, PRINCIPAL, OR ADMINISTRATOR
31 LICENSES IN SUBSECTION (3)(b.7) OF THIS SECTION, THE PROFESSIONAL
32 TEACHER LICENSEE SHALL COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF TEN CLOCK HOURS OF
33 THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS REQUIRED DURING THE TERM OF
34 ANY PROFESSIONAL LICENSE IN TRAINING RELATING TO:
35 (A) BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRAINING THAT IS CULTURALLY
36 RESPONSIVE AND TRAUMA- AND EVIDENCE-INFORMED; AND
37 (B) INCREASING AWARENESS OF LAWS AND PRACTICES RELATING
38 TO EDUCATING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE CLASSROOM,
39 INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CHILD FIND AND INCLUSIVE LEARNING
40 ENVIRONMENTS.
41 (II) THE TEN CLOCK HOURS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION
42 (3)(f)(I) OF THIS SECTION MAY BE OBTAINED THROUGH ANY COMBINATION
43 OF COURSES RELATED TO SUBSECTION (3)(f)(I) OF THIS SECTION, SO LONG
44 AS AT LEAST ONE OF THE REQUIRED CLOCK HOURS IS RELATED TO
45 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRAINING THAT IS CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE AND
46 TRAUMA- AND EVIDENCE-INFORMED AND ONE OF THE REQUIRED CLOCK
47 HOURS IS RELATED TO INCREASING AWARENESS OF LAWS AND PRACTICES
48 RELATING TO EDUCATING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE
49 CLASSROOM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CHILD FIND AND INCLUSIVE
50 LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS.
51 (III) A PROFESSIONAL TEACHER LICENSEE WHO HAS LESS THAN
52 THREE YEARS LEFT IN THE LICENSE RENEWAL PERIOD ON JUNE 30, 2020,
53 HAS UNTIL THE END OF THE NEXT APPLICABLE RENEWAL PERIOD TO
54 COMPLETE THE REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED IN SUBSECTION (3)(f)(I) OF
55 THIS SECTION AND MAY SUBMIT CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES COMPLETED
56 WITHIN FIVE YEARS PRIOR TO JUNE 30, 2020, TO SATISFY THE
1 REQUIREMENTS OF SUBSECTION (3)(f)(I) OF THIS SECTION.
2 (IV) NOTHING IN SUBSECTION (3)(f)(I) OF THIS SECTION PROHIBITS
3 A PROFESSIONAL TEACHER LICENSEE FROM APPLYING A SINGLE
4 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE OR ACTIVITY TO ONE OR MORE
5 CONTENT OR HOURLY REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS
6 SECTION OR BY RULE OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
7 (V) THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRAINING REQUIRED PURSUANT TO
8 SUBSECTION (3)(f)(I) OF THIS SECTION MAY INCLUDE PROGRAMS SUCH AS:
9 (A) MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID SPECIFIC TO YOUTH AND TEENS;
10 (B) STAFF DEVELOPMENT TRAINING MODULES CONCERNING HOW
11 TO PREVENT TEEN SUICIDE;
12 (C) INTERCONNECTED SYSTEMS FRAMEWORK FOR POSITIVE
13 BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS AND MENTAL HEALTH;
14 (D) TRAINING APPROVED OR PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
15 WHERE THE TEACHER IS EMPLOYED;
16 (E) TRAINING CONCERNING STUDENTS WITH BEHAVIORAL
17 CONCERNS OR DISABILITIES;
18 (F) TRAINING MODULES CONCERNING CHILD TRAUMATIC STRESS;
19 AND
20 (G) ANY OTHER PROGRAM OR TRAINING THAT MEETS THE
21 REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBSECTION (3)(f).
22 SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-1-121, add
23 (2)(d.5) as follows:
24 23-1-121. Commission directive - approval of educator
25 preparation programs - review. (2) The commission shall adopt
26 policies establishing the requirements for educator preparation programs
27 offered by institutions of higher education. The department shall work in
28 cooperation with the state board of education in developing the
29 requirements for educator preparation programs. At a minimum, the
30 requirements must ensure that each educator preparation program
31 complies with section 23-1-125, is designed on a performance-based
32 model, and includes:
33 (d.5) A REQUIREMENT THAT EACH TEACHER CANDIDATE IN AN
34 INITIAL LICENSURE PROGRAM COMPLETE AT LEAST ONE SEMESTER OR
35 QUARTER-LENGTH COURSE IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRAINING USING
36 CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE AND TRAUMA- AND EVIDENCE-INFORMED
37 PRACTICES;
38 SECTION 3. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
39 determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
40 preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".".
41
42 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
43 Reading and Final Passage.
44


Floor Votes: 06/09/2020 - House Floor Vote for HB20-1312
  ArndtY   BaisleyN   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldN   BuckN   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverN   CatlinN
  ChampionN   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumE   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerN   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfN   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpE
  LandgrafN   LarsonN   ListonN   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonE
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleN   PeltonN
  RansomN   RichN   RobertsY   SaineN
  SandridgeN   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperN   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY
  WillN   Williams D.N   WilsonN   WoodrowY
  YoungY


06/11/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for HB20-1312
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CrowderN
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GardnerY   GinalY   GonzalesY
  HansenY   HillN   HiseyY   HolbertY
  LeeY   LundeenN   MarbleN   MorenoY
  PettersenY   PresidentY   PriolaY   RankinN
  RodriguezY   ScottN   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergN
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardN   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-02-21
Committee Votes: 03/12/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1312
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1312, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BaisleyN   BuckN   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerN
  KippY   LarsonN   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonN


06/10/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1312
Senate Finance - Refer House Bill 20-1312 to the Committee of the Whole.
  GonzalesY   HansenY   LundeenE   RodriguezY
  TateY   ToddY   WoodwardN


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1326 Create Occupational Credential Portability Program 
Comment: Workforce
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Create Occupational Credential Portability Program
Sponsors: S. Bird (D) | K. Van Winkle (R) / P. Lee (D) | B. Gardner (R)
Summary: The bill: Creates the occupational credential portability program that would apply to most professions and occupations regulated by the division of professions and occupations within the department of regulatory agencies; Requires the director of the division and most regulatory boards and commissions within the division (regulators) to strive to reduce certification, registration, and licensure barriers for applicants; and Gives regulators rule-making authority to establish an occupational credential portability program in the least burdensome way necessary to protect the public.
Status: 2/25/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
3/11/2020 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/26/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/27/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/27/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/28/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/2/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/16/2020 Sent to the Governor
6/16/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/16/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/25/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, March 12
47 HB20-1326 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
48 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
49 recommendation:
50
51 Amend printed bill, page 2, after line 1 insert:
52
53 "SECTION 1. Short title. The short title of this act is the "Red
54 Tape Reduction Act".
55
1 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
2
3 Page 4, line 12, strike "CREDENTIALS" and substitute "CREDENTIALS, AS
4 REQUIRED BY THE PART OR ARTICLE OF THIS TITLE 12 THAT REGULATES
5 THE APPLICABLE PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION,".
6
7 Page 4, line 15, strike "AND".
8
9 Page 4, line 17, strike "12-20-105." and substitute "12-20-105; AND
10 (C) COMPLIANCE WITH ANY OTHER APPLICABLE REQUIREMENT,
12 11 INCLUDING PASSING AN EXAM, OF THE PART OR ARTICLE OF THIS TITLE
12 THAT REGULATES THE APPLICABLE PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION.".
13
14 Page 4, line 23, after "IF" insert "APPROVING THE LICENSURE,
15 CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION, OR ENROLLMENT WOULD VIOLATE AN
16 EXISTING COMPACT OR RECIPROCITY AGREEMENT OR IF".
17
18 Page 5, after line 16, insert:
19
20 "(II) ELECTRICIANS, REGULATED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 115 OF
21 THIS TITLE 12;".
22
23 Renumber succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.
24
25 Page 6, after line 1, insert:
26
27 "(IX) PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS, REGULATED PURSUANT TO
28 ARTICLE 160 OF THIS TITLE 12;".
29
30 Renumber succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.
31
32 Page 8, strike lines 1 through 18.
33
34 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
35
36

House Journal, May 26
20 Amendment No. 1, Business Affairs & Labor Report, dated March 11,
21 2020, and placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House
22 Journal, March 12, 2020.
23
24 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Van Winkle.
25
26 Amend printed bill, page 4, line 2, strike "SUBSECTION (3)(c)" and
27 substitute "SUBSECTIONS (3)(c) AND (3)(f)".
28
29 Page 5, line 13, strike "THIS SUBSECTION (3) DOES" and substitute
30 "SUBSECTIONS (3)(a) TO (3)(d) OF THIS SECTION DO".
31
32 Page 6, after line 5 insert:
33
34 "(f) (I) EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION (3)(f)(III) OF THIS
35 SECTION, A MILITARY SPOUSE DULY LICENSED, CERTIFIED, REGISTERED, OR
36 ENROLLED IN GOOD STANDING IN ANOTHER STATE OR UNITED STATES
37 TERRITORY TO PRACTICE A PARTICULAR PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION IS,
38 UPON APPLICATION TO THE DIVISION FOR LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION,
39 REGISTRATION, OR ENROLLMENT IN THAT PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION IN
40 THIS STATE, ENTITLED TO THE ISSUANCE OF A TEMPORARY LICENSE,
41 CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION, OR ENROLLMENT UPON SUBMISSION OF
42 SATISFACTORY PROOF TO THE REGULATOR, UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY,
43 OF THE APPLICANT'S ACTIVE LICENSE, CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION, OR
44 ENROLLMENT IN ANOTHER STATE OR UNITED STATES TERRITORY IN GOOD
45 STANDING, AND THAT THE APPLICANT HAS NOT COMMITTED AN ACT THAT
46 WOULD BE GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION UNDER THE LAW
47 GOVERNING THE APPLICABLE PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION.
48 (II) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBSECTION (3)(f):
49 (A) "IN GOOD STANDING" MEANS THAT A LICENSE, CERTIFICATION,
50 REGISTRATION, OR ENROLLMENT HAS NOT BEEN REVOKED, EXPIRED, OR
51 SUSPENDED AND AGAINST WHICH THERE ARE NO OUTSTANDING
52 DISCIPLINARY OR ADVERSE ACTIONS.
53 (B) "MILITARY SPOUSE" MEANS THE SPOUSE OF A PERSON WHO IS
54 ACTIVELY SERVING IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES AND WHO IS
55 STATIONED IN COLORADO IN ACCORDANCE WITH MILITARY ORDERS.
56 (III) AN APPLICANT IS NOT ENTITLED TO TEMPORARY LICENSURE,
1 CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION, OR ENROLLMENT PURSUANT TO THIS
2 SUBSECTION (3)(f) IF APPROVING THE TEMPORARY LICENSURE,
3 CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION, OR ENROLLMENT WOULD VIOLATE AN
4 EXISTING COMPACT OR RECIPROCITY AGREEMENT OR IF THE REGULATOR
5 DEMONSTRATES BY A PREPONDERANCE OF EVIDENCE, AFTER NOTICE AND
6 OPPORTUNITY FOR A HEARING, THAT:
7 (A) THE APPLICANT HAS COMMITTED AN ACT THAT WOULD BE
8 GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION UNDER THE LAW GOVERNING THE
9 APPLICABLE PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION; OR
10 (B) THE APPLICANT'S LICENSE, CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION, OR
11 ENROLLMENT ISSUED BY ANOTHER STATE OR UNITED STATES TERRITORY
12 IS NOT IN GOOD STANDING.
13 (IV) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THE LAW TO THE
14 CONTRARY:
15 (A) A TEMPORARY LICENSE, CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION, OR
16 ENROLLMENT ISSUED TO A MILITARY SPOUSE PURSUANT TO THIS
17 SUBSECTION (3)(f) IS VALID FOR THREE YEARS AFTER THE DATE OF
18 ISSUANCE.
19 (B) EACH REGULATOR SHALL WAIVE THE APPLICATION FEE FOR
20 TEMPORARY LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, REGISTRATIONS, OR
21 ENROLLMENTS ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (3)(f).
22 SECTION 4. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 12-20-301, repeal (3)
23 as follows:
24 12-20-301. Definitions. As used in this part 3, unless the context
25 otherwise requires:
26 (3) "Military spouse" means the spouse of a person who is actively
27 serving in the United States armed forces and who is stationed in
28 Colorado in accordance with military orders.
29 SECTION 5. In Colorado Revised Statutes, repeal 12-20-304 as
30 follows:
31 12-20-304. Military spouse - authority to practice - reciprocity
32 - notice. (1) Notwithstanding any other part or article of this title 12, a
33 person need not obtain authority to practice an occupation or profession
34 under this title 12 during the person's first year of residence in Colorado
35 if:
36 (a) The person is a military spouse who is authorized to practice
37 that occupation or profession in another state;
38 (b) Other than the person's lack of licensure, registration, or
39 certification in Colorado, there is no basis to disqualify the person under
40 this title 12; and
41 (c) The person consents, as a condition of practicing in Colorado,
42 to be subject to the jurisdiction and disciplinary authority of the
43 appropriate agency.
44 (2) If a person who is practicing in Colorado under this section
45 applies for authority to continue to practice after the first year under a part
46 or article of this title 12, the applicant shall notify the agency receiving
47 the application of the following:
48 (a) The applicant is currently practicing in Colorado under this
49 section;
50 (b) The date the applicant began practicing in Colorado; and
51 (c) The name and contact information of any person employing
52 the applicant to practice in Colorado.
53 (3) If an agency denies the application for authority to practice
54 under this title 12, the agency shall notify the employer that the person
55 was denied authority to continue to practice under this title 12.
56 (4) This section does not:
1 (a) Prevent an agency from entering into a reciprocity agreement
2 with the regulating authority of another state or jurisdiction if otherwise
3 authorized by law; and
4 (b) Apply to the authority to practice under article 120, 240, or
5 275 of this title 12.".
6
7 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
8
9 Page 34, strike line 27.
10
11 Strike page 35 and substitute:
12
13 "SECTION 47. Applicability. This act applies to conduct
14 occurring on or after the effective date of this act.
15 SECTION 48. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
16 determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
17 preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".
18
19 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Van Winkle.
20
6 21 Amend the Bird floor amendment (HB1326_L.004), page 1, strike line
22 and substitute:
23
24 ""(f) EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2021:
25 (I) EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION (3)(f)(III) OF THIS".
26
27 Page 2, strike line 8 and substitute "ISSUANCE AND MAY NOT BE
28 RENEWED.".
29
30 Page 3, strike lines 11 and 12 and substitute:
31
32 ""SECTION 47. Effective date - applicability. (1) This act:
33 (a) Takes effect upon passage; except that sections 4 and 5 of this
34 act take effect January 1, 2021; and
35 (b) Applies to conduct occurring on or after said dates.".
36
37 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
38 Reading and Final Passage.
39


Floor Votes: 05/27/2020 - House Floor Vote for HB20-1326
  ArndtY   BaisleyY   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BuckY   BucknerE
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverY   CatlinY
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonE
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafY   LarsonY   ListonY   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonE
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleY   PeltonY
  RansomY   RichY   RobertsY   SaineY
  SandridgeY   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperY   SullivanY   TipperE   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


06/03/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for HB20-1326
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HansenY   HillE   HiseyY
  HolbertY   LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleY
  MorenoY   PettersenY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-02-25
Committee Votes: 03/11/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1326
House Business Affairs & Labor - Refer House Bill 20-1326, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  ArndtY   BirdY   ColemanY   DuranY
  Kraft-TharpY   McKeanY   SandridgeY   SnyderY
  SullivanY   Van WinkleY   Williams D.Y


05/28/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1326
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 20-1326 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  FieldsY   FooteY   HansenY   MarbleE
  SonnenbergY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1336 Holocaust And Genocide Studies In Public Schools 
Comment:
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Holocaust And Genocide Studies In Public Schools
Sponsors: D. Michaelson Jenet (D) | E. Sirota (D) / S. Fenberg (D) | D. Hisey (R)
Summary: The bill requires the state board to adopt standards related to Holocaust and genocide studies on or before July 1, 2021. The bill requires each school district board of education and charter school to incorporate the standards on Holocaust and genocide studies adopted by the state board into an existing course that is currently a condition of high school graduation for school years beginning on or after July 1, 2022. The bill requires the department of education to create and maintain a publicly available resource bank of materials pertaining to Holocaust and genocide courses and programs, which must be available for access by public schools no later than July 1, 2021.
Status: 3/2/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/12/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/3/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
6/4/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
6/5/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/6/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
6/8/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/9/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/9/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/10/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/29/2020 Sent to the Governor
6/29/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/29/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
Amendments:

House Journal, June 3
19 HB20-1336 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
20 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
21 recommendation:
22
23 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 8, after "(2)" insert "(a)" and strike
24 "2022," and substitute "2023,".
25
26 Page 3, after line 13 insert:
27
28 "(b) THE PROVISIONS OF SUBSECTION (2)(a) OF THIS SECTION
29 APPLIES ONLY IF THE STANDARDS ARE ADOPTED BY THE STATE BOARD ON
30 OR BEFORE JULY 1, 2023.".
31
32 Page 4, after line 6 insert:
33
34 "(c) THE ADOPTION OF THE STANDARDS IDENTIFIED IN THIS
35 SUBSECTION (2.7) IS CONDITIONAL ON THE RECEIPT OF GIFTS, GRANTS, OR
36 DONATIONS.".
37
38 Page 5, strike line 27.
39
40 Strike page 6 and substitute:
41
42 "SECTION 4. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
43 determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
44 preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".
45
46


Floor Votes: 06/05/2020 - House Floor Vote for HB20-1336
  ArndtY   BaisleyY   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BuckY   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverY   CatlinY
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafY   LarsonY   ListonY   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleY   PeltonY
  RansomY   RichY   RobertsY   SaineY
  SandridgeY   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperY   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneE
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


06/10/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for HB20-1336
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GardnerY   GinalY   GonzalesY
  HansenY   HillY   HiseyY   HolbertY
  LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleY   MorenoY
  PettersenY   PresidentY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-03-02
Committee Votes: 06/03/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1336
House Appropriations - Refer House Bill 20-1336, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   ColemanY   EsgarY
  HootonY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY   McCluskieY
  PeltonY   RansomY   RichY


03/12/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1336
House Education - Refer House Bill 20-1336 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BaisleyY   BuckY   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY
  KippY   LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


06/09/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1336
Senate Appropriations - Refer House Bill 20-1336 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  DonovanY   GardnerY   GinalY   HansenY
  HiseyY   RankinY   RodriguezY   ToddY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


06/08/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for HB20-1336
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer House Bill 20-1336 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  FieldsY   FooteY   HillY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY


Amendments: Amendments

HB20-1346 Extend Innovative Industries Workforce Development Program 
Comment:
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Extend Innovative Industries Workforce Development Program
Sponsors: S. Bird (D) | L. Cutter (D) / P. Lee (D) | D. Hisey (R)
Summary: The bill extends the repeal date of the innovative industries workforce development program for 5 years, until July 1, 2025. The bill also appropriates $900,000 from the general fund to the division of employment and training in the department of labor and employment to be used for program reimbursements during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020.
Status: 3/5/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor + Appropriations
5/27/2020 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-03-05
Committee Votes: 05/27/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1346
House Business Affairs & Labor - Postpone House Bill 20-1346 indefinitely.
  ArndtY   BirdY   ColemanY   DuranY
  Kraft-TharpY   McKeanY   SandridgeY   SnyderY
  SullivanY   Van WinkleY   Williams D.Y


Amendments:

HB20-1358 K-12 Seizure Safe Schools 
Comment:
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: K-12 Seizure Safe Schools
Sponsors: K. Mullica (D) | H. McKean (R)
Summary: The bill requires the parent or legal guardian (parent) of a student who has been diagnosed with a seizure disorder, including epilepsy, (student) to submit a signed seizure action plan (plan) to the school if the student may need assistance with seizure-related care in a school setting. The parent is required to provide updated information to the plan when necessary. K-12 public schools are required to, and private schools are encouraged to, provide annual seizure-related training to school personnel who have direct contact with or supervise students who have a seizure disorder
Status: 3/9/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
5/26/2020 House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-03-09
Committee Votes: 05/26/2020 - House Committee Vote for HB20-1358
House Education - Postpone House Bill 20-1358 indefinitely.
  BaisleyY   BirdY   BuckY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY
  KippY   LarsonE   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


Amendments:

SB20-001 Expand Behavioral Health Training For K-12 Educators 
Comment: K-12 (Behavioral Health)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Expand Behavioral Health Training For K-12 Educators
Sponsors: R. Fields (D) / E. Sirota (D) | K. Van Winkle (R)
Summary: School Safety Committee. The bill requires the department of education (department) to offer a train the trainer program (program) designed to improve school culture, promote youth behavioral and mental health, and prepare attendees to teach a youth behavioral and mental health training course. The department must make the program available to employees of a school district, charter school, or board of cooperative services (local education provider). A local education provider and its employees are not required to participate in the program. The department may enter into an agreement with an organization to provide the program. The department is required to annually evaluate the effectiveness of the program. The general assembly is required to annually appropriate up to $1 million for the program. The program is repealed June 30, 2024. The program must include evidence-based instruction on, and prepare an attendee to teach a youth behavioral and mental health training course that includes, any of the following subjects: ! Using trauma-informed approaches to improve overall school climate and culture; ! Identifying behavioral and mental health challenges and substance use disorders; ! Restorative practices for addressing youth behavioral and mental health challenges; ! Improving youth social and emotional health; ! Bullying prevention and intervention strategies; ! Encouraging positive bystander behavior; ! Best practices for providing assistance in noncrisis situations; ! De-escalation of crisis situations; or ! Identifying and accessing available behavioral and mental health resources and substance use disorder support services and treatment.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/6/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/13/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/26/2020 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/28/2020 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 12/31/2020 - No Amendments
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 7
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-001 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 3, line 2, strike "OR".

Page 3, line 4, strike "SCHOOLS." and substitute "SCHOOLS, OR THE
COLORADO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND.".

Page 3, lines 23 and 24, strike "PROVIDE EVIDENCE-BASED INSTRUCTION
ON, AND".

Page 3, lines 25 and 26, strike "THAT INCLUDES, ANY OF" and substitute
"TO EDUCATORS AND OTHER SCHOOL PERSONNEL WHO HAVE DIRECT
CONTACT WITH STUDENTS. THE TRAIN THE TRAINER PROGRAM MUST BE
EVIDENCE-BASED AND COMPREHENSIVE, AND MAY INCLUDE BUT IS NOT
LIMITED TO INSTRUCTION ON".

Page 4, after line 4 insert:
"(c) SUICIDE PREVENTION PRACTICES;"

Renumber succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 4, line 17, strike "OR".

Page 4, after line 17 insert:
"(j) BEST PRACTICES FOR MAINTAINING STUDENT PRIVACY AND
CONFIDENTIALITY IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL AND STATE
PRIVACY LAWS; OR".

Renumber succeeding paragraph accordingly.

Page 4, line 27, after the period insert "THE ORGANIZATION ALSO MUST
HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO MEASURE TRAINING OUTCOMES BY ASSESSING
ATTENDEE KNOWLEDGE BEFORE AND AFTER TRAINING IS PROVIDED.".


Finance

Senate Journal, March 13
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-001 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 5, after line 16 insert:

"SECTION 2. Appropriation. For the 2020-21 state fiscal year,
$997,850 is appropriated to the department of education. This
appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the
department may use this appropriation for the youth behavioral and
mental health train the trainer program.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 1, line 102, strike "EDUCATORS." and substitute "EDUCATORS, AND,
IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".


Appro-
priations


Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 03/13/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-001
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 20-001, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  FooteY   GardnerN   GonzalesY   HansenY
  HiseyY   MorenoY   RankinY   RodriguezY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


02/06/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-001
Senate Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-001, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BridgesY   LundeenY   PriolaY   StoryY
  ToddY


Amendments: Amendments

SB20-004 Postsecondary Education Loan Repayment Assistance 
Comment: Higher Education
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Postsecondary Education Loan Repayment Assistance
Sponsors: S. Fenberg (D) / L. Herod (D) | J. McCluskie (D)
Summary: The bill creates the "Get on Your Feet Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program" to provide no more than 24 monthly payments on a qualified loan on behalf of a qualified recipient. A qualified recipient is required to satisfy eligibility and program participation requirements. The department of higher education is required to administer the program pursuant to guidelines promulgated by the commission on higher education. A person who received a program award but did not satisfy all eligibility and program participation requirements may be required to fully or partially reimburse the state.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/13/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/10/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 14
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-004 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 4, strike lines 12 through 17 and substitute:
"(c) "INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION" MEANS A STATE
INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION AS DEFINED IN SECTION 23-18-102
(10)(a) OR A LOCAL DISTRICT COLLEGE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 23-71-102
(1).".

Page 5, after line 21 insert:
"(a) HAVE GRADUATED FROM A HIGH SCHOOL LOCATED IN
COLORADO, GRADUATED FROM AN ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL WHILE RESIDING
IN COLORADO, OR SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED A HIGH SCHOOL
EQUIVALENCY EXAMINATION WHILE RESIDING IN COLORADO;".

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.



Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 06/10/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-004
Senate Appropriations - Postpone Senate Bill 20-004 indefinitely.
  FooteY   GardnerY   HansenY   HiseyY
  MorenoY   RankinY   RodriguezY   WinterY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerN


02/13/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-004
Senate Finance - Refer Senate Bill 20-004, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  GonzalesY   HansenY   LeeY   LundeenN
  TateY   ToddY   WoodwardN


Amendments: Amendments

SB20-006 Amend Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative 
Comment: Higher Education
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Amend Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger (D) | T. Story (D) / C. Kipp (D) | M. Baisley (R)
Summary: Making Higher Education Attainable Interim Study Committee. The bill amends provisions relating to the Colorado opportunity scholarship initiative, including: ! Removing the definition of "tuition assistance" and replacing it with a definition for "financial assistance" that is tied to cost of attendance, as defined in the bill, and making amendments throughout to reflect the changed terms; ! Removing the statutory restriction that not more than 10% of money in the fund in any fiscal year may be awarded to state agencies and nonprofit organizations for student success and support services and for other services, and the requirement that a certain percentage of the money awarded for student success and support services and for other services be awarded to nongovernmental entities; ! Removing the requirement that the initiative be administered from existing personnel; ! Changing the current provision that, to the extent practicable, scholarships must be equally distributed between students who are eligible for federal PELL grants and students within a certain range of income. Instead, the bill requires scholarships to be equitably distributed between students with an expected family contribution, as defined in the bill, of less than 100% of the annual federal PELL grant award and students with an expected family contribution between 100% and 250% of the annual federal PELL grant award. ! Removing references to obsolete reports and requirements. The bill appropriates $5 million to the Colorado opportunity scholarship initiative fund to implement the initiative.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
1/22/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/12/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/13/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/14/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
2/27/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/3/2020 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/4/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/14/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/14/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/14/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/20/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, January 24
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-006 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 3, strike line 1 and substitute "MONEY THAT A
STUDENT'S".

Page 6, after line 3 insert:
"SECTION 4. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-3.3-1005,
amend (4) as follows:
23-3.3-1005. Colorado opportunity scholarship initiative fund
- created - rules. (4) The department is authorized to spend FROM THE
FUND AN AMOUNT OF MONEY EQUAL TO not more than three SEVEN AND
ONE-HALF percent of the moneys in TOTAL EXPENDITURES FROM the fund
FOR THE PRIOR FISCAL YEAR to pay the direct and indirect costs of
administering the initiative in any fiscal year; EXCEPT THAT THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY MAY AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL SPENDING FOR ADMINISTRATIVE
COSTS IN ANY FISCAL YEAR THROUGH A FOOTNOTE IN THE ANNUAL
GENERAL APPROPRIATION ACT.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 6, strike lines 4 through 8.

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 1, line 102, strike "INITIATIVE, AND, IN" and substitute
"INITIATIVE."

Page 1, strike line 103.



Floor Votes: 02/13/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for SB20-006
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GarciaE   GardnerY   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HansenY   HillY   HiseyY
  HolbertE   LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleY
  MorenoY   PettersenE   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


03/04/2020 - House Floor Vote for SB20-006
  ArndtY   BaisleyY   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BuckN   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverN   CatlinY
  ChampionN   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfN   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonE
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafN   LarsonY   ListonN   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleN   PeltonY
  RansomN   RichY   RobertsY   SaineN
  SandridgeN   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperN   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 02/11/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-006
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 20-006 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  FooteY   GardnerY   GonzalesY   HansenY
  HiseyY   MorenoY   RankinY   RodriguezY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


01/22/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-006
Senate Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-006, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BridgesY   HillY   LundeenY   StoryY
  ToddY


02/27/2020 - House Committee Vote for SB20-006
House Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-006 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BaisleyY   BuckY   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY
  KippY   LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


Amendments: Amendments

SB20-009 Expand Adult Education Grant Program 
Comment: Adult Education (Workforce)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Expand Adult Education Grant Program
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger (D) | B. Rankin (R) / B. McLachlan (D) | M. Catlin (R)
Summary: Under existing law, the adult education and literacy grant program (grant program) is focused on workforce development partnerships to provide adult education that leads to increased levels of employment. The bill recognizes that, in addition to increasing employment, adult education is necessary to ensure an adult population that is better prepared to support the educational attainment of the next generation and actively participate as citizens in a democratic society. The bill expands the grant program to provide grants to adult education providers that enter into an education attainment partnership with elementary and secondary education providers or higher education providers to assist adults in attaining basic literacy and numeracy skills that lead to additional skill acquisition, that may lead to postsecondary credentials and employment, and that assist adults in providing academic support to their own children or to children for whom they provide care. The bill allows the state board of education, in awarding grants, to give preference to adult education programs that serve populations that are underserved by federal funding.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
1/29/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/13/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/26/2020 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/28/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
6/1/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
6/6/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/8/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/9/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/13/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/19/2020 Sent to the Governor
6/19/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
7/8/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, January 31
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-009 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 13, after line 1 insert:

"SECTION 8. Appropriation. (1) For the 2020-21 state fiscal
year, $500,000 is appropriated to the adult education and literacy grant
fund created in section 22-10-107, C.R.S. This appropriation is from the
general fund. The department of education is responsible for the
accounting related to this appropriation.
(2) For the 2020-21 state fiscal year, $500,000 is appropriated to
the department of education for use by the office within the department
of education that is responsible for adult education. This appropriation
is from reappropriated funds in the adult education and literacy grant
fund under subsection (1) of this section. To implement this act, the
office within the department of education that is responsible for adult
education may use the appropriation for the adult education and literacy
grant program created in section 22-10-104, C.R.S.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 1, line 102, strike "PROGRAM." and substitute "PROGRAM, AND, IN
CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".


Health &
Human
Services

Senate Journal, March 13
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-009 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend the Senate Education Committee Report, dated January 29, 2020,
strike lines 2 through 14 and substitute:

""SECTION 8. Appropriation. For the 2020-21 state fiscal year,
$500,000 is appropriated to the department of education. This
appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the
department may use this appropriation for the adult education and
literacy grant program.".".


Appro-
priations

Senate Journal, May 28
SB20-009 by Senator(s) Zenzinger and Rankin; also Representative(s) McLachlan and Catlin--
Concerning expansion of the adult education and literacy grant program.

Amendment No. 1, Education Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, January 31, page 136, was lost.)

Amendment No. 2, Appropriations Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, March 13, page 524, was lost.)

Amendment No. 3(L.002), by Senator Zenzinger.

Amend printed bill, page 13, strike lines 2 through 11 and substitute:

"SECTION 8. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".


As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the calendar for third reading and final
passage.


Floor Votes: 06/01/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for SB20-009
  BridgesY   CookeN   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GarciaY   GardnerN   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HansenY   HillN   HiseyY
  HolbertN   LeeY   LundeenN   MarbleN
  MorenoY   PettersenY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottN   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergN
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


06/09/2020 - House Floor Vote for SB20-009
  ArndtY   BaisleyN   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BuckN   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverY   CatlinY
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerN   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpE
  LandgrafY   LarsonY   ListonY   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonE
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleN   PeltonY
  RansomN   RichY   RobertsY   SaineN
  SandridgeN   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperN   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 03/13/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-009
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 20-009, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  FooteY   GardnerY   GonzalesY   HansenY
  HiseyY   MorenoY   RankinY   RodriguezY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


01/29/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-009
Senate Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-009, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BridgesY   HillY   LundeenY   StoryY
  ToddY


06/06/2020 - House Committee Vote for SB20-009
House Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-009 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BaisleyY   BuckY   BuentelloY   ColemanY
  CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY   KippY
  LarsonY   McCluskieY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


Amendments: Amendments

SB20-014 Excused Absences In Public Schools For Behavioral Health 
Comment: K-12 (Behavioral Health)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Excused Absences In Public Schools For Behavioral Health
Sponsors: R. Fields (D) / D. Michaelson Jenet (D) | L. Cutter (D)
Summary: School Safety Committee. Current law requires school districts to adopt a written policy setting forth the school district's attendance requirements. The bill requires the policy to include excused absences for behavioral health concerns.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/6/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/11/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/12/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/12/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/3/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/5/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
3/6/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/9/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/16/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/17/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/17/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/23/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:
Floor Votes: 02/12/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for SB20-014
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GardnerY   GinalY   GonzalesY
  HansenY   HillY   HiseyY   HolbertY
  LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleY   MorenoY
  PettersenE   PresidentY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


03/09/2020 - House Floor Vote for SB20-014
  ArndtY   BaisleyY   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BuckY   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverY   CatlinY
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafY   LarsonY   ListonY   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleY   PeltonY
  RansomY   RichY   RobertsY   SaineY
  SandridgeY   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperE   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 02/06/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-014
Senate Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-014 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  BridgesY   LundeenY   PriolaY   StoryY
  ToddY


03/03/2020 - House Committee Vote for SB20-014
House Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-014 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BaisleyY   BuckY   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY
  KippY   LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


Amendments:

SB20-015 Student Access To Transportation To Other Schools 
Comment: K-12 (Transportation)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Student Access To Transportation To Other Schools
Sponsors: O. Hill (R) / S. Humphrey (R)
Summary: The bill allows a school district to provide transportation, or reimburse a parent or guardian for providing transportation, to the schools of its district to a student from any other Colorado school district who is enrolled in its schools, if the student is, or has been in the preceding school year, eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch under the national school lunch program or who is a student with a disability and who is, or was in the preceding school year, receiving special education services.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/19/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 02/19/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-015
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone Senate Bill 20-015 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  DonovanY   FooteY   HansenY   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


02/19/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-015
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer Senate Bill 20-015 to the Committee of the Whole.
  DonovanN   FooteN   HansenN   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


Amendments:

SB20-016 Notify If School Employee Gives Drugs To Students 
Comment: K-12 (Student Safety)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Notify If School Employee Gives Drugs To Students
Sponsors: B. Rankin (R) | R. Fields (D) / M. Soper (R)
Summary: Under existing law, a school district, charter school, or board of cooperative services notifies parents of students enrolled in a school if an employee working in the school or who had contact with students is charged with certain felony offenses relating to violence, drugs, or unlawful sexual behavior. The bill adds the following offenses to the parent notification requirements: ! Any violation that involves the sale, dispensing, distribution, or transfer to a student of certain controlled substances, marijuana, or marijuana concentrates; and ! Unlawfully providing any alcohol beverage to a student or contributing to the delinquency of a minor relating to providing any alcohol beverage to a student.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/12/2020 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/18/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/19/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/25/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/3/2020 House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 13
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-016 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 2, line 3, strike "(2)(d) and (3)(b)(VII)" and
substitute "(2)(d), (3)(b)(VII), and (7)".

Page 3, after line 6 insert:

"(7) THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION DO NOT APPLY TO SCHOOL
PERSONNEL WHO ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION
22-1-119.3 RELATING TO THE POSSESSION AND ADMINISTRATION OF
MEDICAL MARIJUANA.".


Judiciary


Senate Journal, February 18
SB20-016 by Senator(s) Rankin; --Concerning amending the existing parent notification law to
require notification of charges brought against public school employees relating to the
provision of illegal substances to students.

Amendment No. 1, Judiciary Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, February 13, page 240 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2(L.002), by Senator Lee.

Amend Judiciary Committee Report, dated February 12, 2020, page 1,
line 2, strike "and (7)"." and substitute "(7), and (8)".".

Page 1, strike line 4 and substitute:
""(7) A LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER THAT PROVIDES PARENT
NOTIFICATION PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL ANNUALLY REPORT
INFORMATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CONCERNING:
(a) THE NUMBER OF NOTIFICATIONS MADE TO PARENTS PURSUANT
TO THIS SECTION DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD;
(b) THE EMPLOYEE CHARGES RESULTING IN PARENT
NOTIFICATION; AND
(c) THE DISPOSITION OF CHARGES AGAINST EMPLOYEES FOR WHOM
PARENT NOTIFICATION WAS MADE.
(8) THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION DO NOT APPLY TO SCHOOL".


As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the calendar for third reading and final
passage.



Floor Votes: 02/19/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for SB20-016
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GardnerY   GinalY   GonzalesY
  HansenY   HillY   HiseyY   HolbertY
  LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleY   MorenoY
  PettersenE   PresidentY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 02/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-016
Senate Judiciary - Refer Senate Bill 20-016, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  CookeY   GardnerY   GonzalesN   LeeY
  RodriguezY


03/03/2020 - House Committee Vote for SB20-016
House Judiciary - Postpone Senate Bill 20-016 indefinitely.
  BenavidezY   CarverN   Gonzales-GutierrezE   HerodY
  McKeanN   RobertsY   SoperN   TipperY
  WeissmanY


Amendments: Amendments

SB20-023 Colorado Working Group On School Safety 
Comment: K-12 (Student Safety)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Monday, June 15 2020
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILLS
(5) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Colorado Working Group On School Safety
Sponsors: B. Gardner (R) | J. Gonzales (D) / D. Michaelson Jenet (D) | K. Van Winkle (R)
Summary: School Safety Committee. The bill creates the Colorado interagency working group on school safety. The working group consists of 14 voting members, including 4 legislative members. The mission of the working group is to enhance school safety through the cost-effective use of public resources. The working group shall: ! Study and implement recommendations of the state auditor's report regarding school safety released September 2019; ! Study the use of lockdown drills, including their effectiveness and any harm they do to the participating students; ! Identify school safety best practices and then rank the effectiveness of the best practices; ! Identify actions to improve transparency, reduce duplication, improve services, and improve communication; ! Create minimum school safety standards; ! Provide school risk assessments and training; ! Develop standardized language for describing threats to schools and the procedures to be followed in investigating a threat; ! Create a list of approved school safety resource vendors and tools; ! Recommend minimum standards or procedural guidelines for behavioral threat assessment tools; ! Report on a monthly basis aggregated behavioral and risk assessment data; ! Create an annual report of findings and recommendations, including evidence-based analysis and data; and ! Study and evaluate the implemented changes. The working group may contract with a consultant to optimize the alignment and effectiveness of the school safety efforts in Colorado and identify evidence-based best practices. The general assembly may appropriate money to the working group for a consultant, and the working group can accept gifts, grants, and donations. The bill repeals the working group on September 1, 2023.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/5/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/6/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/10/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/11/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/11/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
5/26/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/3/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
6/5/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/12/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
6/13/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/15/2020 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
6/15/2020 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
6/15/2020 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
6/15/2020 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
6/22/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/29/2020 Sent to the Governor
6/29/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
7/7/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 6
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-023 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
substitute:
"SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add article 25 to
title 24 as follows:
ARTICLE 25
Colorado Interagency Working Group on School Safety
24-25-101. Legislative declaration. (1) THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY FINDS AND DECLARES THAT:
(a) ENSURING THE SAFETY OF STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND OTHER
EMPLOYEES WHILE AT SCHOOL IS A PARAMOUNT CONCERN FOR THE
CITIZENS OF COLORADO;
(b) IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVE ADMINISTRATION OF SCHOOL
SAFETY PROGRAMS AND FUNDING IS CRITICAL TO PROVIDING SAFE
SCHOOLS; AND
(c) MAINTAINING SCHOOL SAFETY THROUGH THE MOST
COST-EFFECTIVE USE OF LIMITED STATE RESOURCES IS IN THE INTEREST OF
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO.
(2) THEREFORE, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DECLARES THAT A
WORKING GROUP COMPRISED OF STATE AND LOCAL AGENCY OFFICIALS
MUST BE FORMED TO INCREASE COORDINATION OF SCHOOL SAFETY
PROGRAMS ACROSS STATE GOVERNMENT AND ANNUALLY REPORT TO THE
GOVERNOR, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND THE
PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE ON THEIR ACTIVITIES.
24-25-102. Colorado interagency working group on school
safety - creation - membership - operation - immunity. (1) THERE IS
HEREBY CREATED IN THE DEPARTMENT THE COLORADO INTERAGENCY
WORKING GROUP ON SCHOOL SAFETY, REFERRED TO IN THIS ARTICLE 25
AS THE "WORKING GROUP". THE WORKING GROUP HAS THE POWERS AND
DUTIES SPECIFIED IN THIS ARTICLE 25.
(2) THE WORKING GROUP CONSISTS OF ELEVEN MEMBERS, AS
FOLLOWS:
(a) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
SAFETY, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE, WHO SHALL SERVE AS THE CHAIR OF
THE WORKING GROUP;
(b) THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE,
WHO SHALL SERVE AS THE VICE-CHAIR OF THE WORKING GROUP;
(c) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE;
(d) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN
SERVICES, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE;
(e) THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE, WHO
SHALL SERVE AS THE VICE-CHAIR OF THE WORKING GROUP;
(f) THE DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL SAFETY RESOURCE CENTER;
(g) THE STATE ARCHITECT OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; AND
(h) THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR:
(I) A SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT WHO SERVES AN URBAN
OR SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT;
(II) A SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT WHO SERVES A RURAL
SCHOOL DISTRICT;
(III) A CHIEF OF POLICE; AND
(IV) A COUNTY SHERIFF.
(3) THE MEMBERS OF THE WORKING GROUP SERVE WITHOUT
COMPENSATION BUT THE MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR MAY
BE REIMBURSED FOR ANY ACTUAL AND NECESSARY TRAVEL EXPENSES
INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES PURSUANT TO THIS
ARTICLE 25.
(4) THE WORKING GROUP SHALL MEET AT LEAST ONCE PER
QUARTER TO REVIEW INFORMATION NECESSARY FOR MAKING
RECOMMENDATIONS.
(5) THE WORKING GROUP MAY CONTRACT WITH A CONSULTANT
TO OPTIMIZE THE ALIGNMENT AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SCHOOL SAFETY
EFFORTS IN COLORADO AND IDENTIFY EVIDENCE-BASED BEST PRACTICES.
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY APPROPRIATE MONEY TO THE WORKING
GROUP FOR A CONSULTANT IF REQUESTED BY THE WORKING GROUP.
(6) MEMBERS OF THE WORKING GROUP, EMPLOYEES, AND
CONSULTANTS ARE IMMUNE FROM SUIT IN ANY CIVIL ACTION BASED UPON
ANY OFFICIAL ACT PERFORMED IN GOOD FAITH PURSUANT TO THIS
ARTICLE 25.
24-25-103. Duties of the working group - mission. (1) THE
MISSION OF THE WORKING GROUP IS TO ENHANCE SCHOOL SAFETY
THROUGH THE COST-EFFECTIVE USE OF PUBLIC RESOURCES. THE WORK OF
THE WORKING GROUP WILL FOCUS ON EVIDENCE-BASED BEST PRACTICES.
(2) THE WORKING GROUP SHALL:
(a) STUDY AND IMPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE STATE
AUDITOR'S REPORT REGARDING SCHOOL SAFETY RELEASED SEPTEMBER
2019;
(b) CONSIDER PROGRAM ORGANIZATION AND RECOMMEND
REORGANIZATION IF NECESSARY;
(c) IDENTIFY SHARED METRICS TO EXAMINE PROGRAM
EFFECTIVENESS;
(d) FACILITATE INTERAGENCY COORDINATION AND
COMMUNICATION;
(e) INCREASE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCESSIBILITY OF STATE
GRANTS AND RESOURCES, PARTICULARLY FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS
WITHOUT A GRANT WRITER, WHICH INCLUDES IMPROVING OUTREACH AND
MAY INCLUDE DEVELOPING COMMON GRANT APPLICATIONS;
(f) FACILITATE AND ADDRESS DATA SHARING, INCLUDING
ALLOWABLE DATA SHARING AT THE LOCAL LEVEL, WHEN APPROPRIATE
AND ALLOWABLE UNDER STATE AND FEDERAL LAW; AND
(g) ADDRESS SCHOOL SAFETY PROGRAM CHALLENGES IN A
COORDINATED WAY.
(3) THE WORKING GROUP MAY USE AVAILABLE RESOURCES,
MODALITIES, AND NONMEMBERS FROM INTERESTED MEMBERS OF THE
COMMUNITY TO FOCUS ON SPECIFIC SUBJECT MATTERS.
(4) THE SCHOOL SAFETY RESOURCE CENTER SERVES AS THE
CLEARINGHOUSE FOR ALL MATERIALS PRODUCED BY THE WORKING
GROUP.
(5) THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF
PUBLIC SAFETY, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION, SHALL PROVIDE RESOURCES FOR DATA COLLECTION,
RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND PUBLICATION OF THE WORKING GROUP'S
FINDINGS AND REPORTS.
24-25-104. Colorado working group on school safety cash
fund - created - gifts, grants, and donations. (1) THE DEPARTMENT OF
PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE WORKING GROUP ARE AUTHORIZED TO ACCEPT
GIFTS, GRANTS, OR DONATIONS, INCLUDING IN-KIND DONATIONS FROM
PRIVATE OR PUBLIC SOURCES, FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE 25. ALL
PRIVATE AND PUBLIC MONEY RECEIVED THROUGH GIFTS, GRANTS, OR
DONATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY OR BY THE WORKING
GROUP MUST BE TRANSMITTED TO THE STATE TREASURER, WHO SHALL
CREDIT THE SAME TO THE COLORADO WORKING GROUP ON SCHOOL
SAFETY CASH FUND, WHICH FUND IS CREATED IN THE STATE TREASURY
AND REFERRED TO IN THIS ARTICLE 25 AS THE "CASH FUND". THE STATE
TREASURER SHALL INVEST ANY MONEY IN THE CASH FUND NOT EXPENDED
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE 25 AS PROVIDED IN SECTION
24-36-113. ALL INTEREST AND INCOME DERIVED FROM THE INVESTMENT
AND DEPOSIT OF MONEY IN THE CASH FUND MUST BE CREDITED TO THE
CASH FUND. ANY UNEXPENDED AND UNENCUMBERED MONEY REMAINING
IN THE CASH FUND AT THE END OF ANY FISCAL YEAR REMAINS IN THE
CASH FUND AND SHALL NOT BE CREDITED OR TRANSFERRED TO THE
GENERAL FUND OR ANY OTHER FUND.
(2) THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IS NOT REQUIRED TO
SOLICIT GIFTS, GRANTS, OR DONATIONS FROM ANY SOURCE FOR THE
PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE 25.
22-25-105. Repeal of article. THIS ARTICLE 25 IS REPEALED,
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2022. BEFORE THE REPEAL, THE DEPARTMENT
OF REGULATORY AGENCIES SHALL REVIEW THE WORKING GROUP AS
DESCRIBED IN SECTION 2-3-1203.
SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 2-3-1203, add
(13)(a)(VI) as follows:
2-3-1203. Sunset review of advisory committees - legislative
declaration - definition - repeal. (13) (a) The following statutory
authorizations for the designated advisory committees are scheduled for
repeal on September 1, 2022:
(VI) THE COLORADO INTERAGENCY WORKING GROUP ON SCHOOL
SAFETY CREATED IN SECTION 24-25-102.
SECTION 3. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".


Health &
Human
Services

Senate Journal, March 6
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-023 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Amend the Senate Education Committee Report, dated February 5, 2020,
page 4, after line 27 insert:

"SECTION 3. Appropriation. (1) For the 2020-21 state fiscal
year, $96,776 is appropriated to the department of public safety. This
appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the
department may use this appropriation as follows:
(a) $48,448 for use by the division of criminal justice for DCJ
administrative services, which amount is based on an assumption that the
division will require an additional 0.5 FTE; and
(b) $48,328 for use by the executive director's office for school
safety resource center program costs.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 4 of the report, after line 30 insert:

"Page 1 of the printed bill, line 102, strike "SAFETY." and substitute
"SAFETY, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN
APPROPRIATION.".".


Appro-
priations

Senate Journal, March 10
SB20-023 by Senator(s) Gardner and Gonzales, Fields, Lundeen; also Representative(s) Michaelson
Jenet and Van Winkle, Sirota--Concerning creating a multi-agency working group to
address school safety.

Amendment No. 1, Education Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, February 6, pages 175-177 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2, Appropriations Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, March 6, page 445 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 3(L.004), by Senator Gardner.

Amend the Education Committee Report, dated February 5, 2020, page
2, lines 16 and 17, strike "DESIGNEE, WHO SHALL SERVE AS THE
VICE-CHAIR OF THE WORKING GROUP;" and substitute "DESIGNEE;".


Amendment No. 4(L.005), by Senator Lundeen.

Amend the Education Committee Report, dated February 5, 2020, page
2, line 5, strike "ELEVEN" and substitute "THIRTEEN".

Page 2, line 19, strike "AND".

Page 2, strike line 20.

Page 2, line 21, strike "(I)" and substitute "(h)".

Page 2, line 22, strike "DISTRICT;" and substitute "DISTRICT, APPOINTED
BY AN ORGANIZATION THAT REPRESENTS SCHOOL EXECUTIVES;".

Page 2, line 23, strike "(II)" and substitute "(i)".

Page 2, line 24, strike "DISTRICT;" and substitute "DISTRICT, APPOINTED
BY AN ORGANIZATION THAT REPRESENTS SCHOOL EXECUTIVES;".

Page 2, strike lines 25 and 26 and substitute:
"(j) A CHIEF OF POLICE APPOINTED BY AN ORGANIZATION THAT
REPRESENTS COLORADO CHIEFS OF POLICE;
(k) A COUNTY SHERIFF APPOINTED BY AN ORGANIZATION THAT
REPRESENTS COLORADO COUNTY SHERIFFS; AND
(l) TWO MEMBERS WHO ARE EITHER A STUDENT OR PARENT WHO
ATTENDED A SCHOOL OR HAD A CHILD ATTEND A SCHOOL AT THE TIME A
SCHOOL SHOOTING OCCURRED AT THE SCHOOL, ONE APPOINTED BY THE
MAJORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE AND ONE APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY
LEADER OF THE SENATE.".


As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the calendar for third reading and final
passage.

House Journal, May 26
17 SB20-023 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
18 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
19 recommendation and with a recommendation that it be
20 placed on the consent calendar:
21
22 Amend reengrossed bill, page 5, after line 13 insert:
23 "(7) THE WORKING GROUP SHALL BEGIN MEETING IN FISCAL YEAR
24 2021-22.".
25
26 Page 7, line 15, strike "2022." and substitute "2023.".
27
28 Page 7, strike lines 18 through 23 and substitute:
29 "SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 2-3-1203, add
30 (14)(a)(XII) as follows:
31 2-3-1203. Sunset review of advisory committees - legislative
32 declaration - definition - repeal. (14) (a) The following statutory
33 authorizations for the designated advisory committees are scheduled for
34 repeal on September 1, 2023:".
35
36 Page 7, line 24, strike "(VI)" and substitute "(XII)".
37
38

House Journal, June 3
23 SB20-023 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the
24 Committee of the Whole with favorable recommendation:
25
26 Strike the House Education Committee Report, dated May 26, 2020, and
27 substitute:
28 "Amend reengrossed bill, page 7, strike lines 26 and 27 and substitute:
29 "SECTION 3. No appropriation. The general assembly has
30 determined that this act can be implemented within existing
31 appropriations, and therefore no separate appropriation of state money is
32 necessary to carry out the purposes of this act.".
33
34 Page 8, strike lines 1 through 7.".
35
36 Page 1 of the reengrossed bill, lines 102 and 103, strike "SAFETY, AND IN
37 CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION." and substitute
38 "SAFETY.".
39
40

House Journal, June 12
47 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated June 3, 2020, and
48 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, June
49 3, 2020.
50
51 Amendment No. 2, Education Report, dated May 26, 2020, and placed in
52 member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May 27, 2020.)
53
54 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Michaelson Jenet.
55
1 Amend reengrossed bill, page 4, strike line 8 and substitute:
2
3 "(g) THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF FIRE PREVENTION AND
4 CONTROL OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE;".
5
6 Page 5, after line 13 insert:
7
8 "(7) THE WORKING GROUP SHALL ONLY MEET IF THE DEPARTMENT
9 OF PUBLIC SAFETY IDENTIFIES SUFFICIENT FUNDING TO COVER THE COSTS
10 ASSOCIATED WITH THE WORKING GROUP.".
11
12 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
13 Reading and Final Passage.
14

Senate Journal, June 15
SB20-023 by Senator(s) Gardner and Gonzales, Fields, Lundeen; also Representative(s) Michaelson
Jenet and Van Winkle, Sirota--Concerning creating a multi-agency working group to
address school safety.


FIRST REPORT OF FIRST CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
ON SB20-023

*****************************
THIS REPORT AMENDS THE
REREVISED BILL
*****************************

To the President of the Senate and the
Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Your first conference committee appointed on SB20-023,
concerning creating a multi-agency working group to address school
safety, has met and reports that it has agreed upon the following:

That the Senate accede to the House amendments made to the bill,
as the amendments appear in the rerevised bill, with the following
changes:

Amend rerevised bill, page 3, line 21, strike "THIRTEEN" and substitute
"FOURTEEN".

Page 4, after line 8 insert:
"(h) THE STATE ARCHITECT OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE;".

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.


Respectfully submitted,

Senate Committee: House Committee:

(signed) (signed)
Sen. Gonzales, Chair Rep. Roberts, Chair
Sen. Fields Rep. Sirota
Sen. Gardner Rep. Van Winkle


Floor Votes: 03/11/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for SB20-023
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HansenY   HillY   HiseyY
  HolbertY   LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleY
  MorenoY   PettersenY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


06/13/2020 - House Floor Vote for SB20-023
  ArndtY   BaisleyY   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BuckY   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverY   CatlinY
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafY   LarsonY   ListonY   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleY   PeltonY
  RansomY   RichY   RobertsY   SaineY
  SandridgeY   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperY   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action: CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILLS
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 03/06/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-023
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 20-023, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  FooteY   GardnerY   GonzalesY   HansenY
  HiseyY   MorenoY   RankinY   RodriguezY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


02/05/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-023
Senate Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-023, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BridgesY   HillE   LundeenY   StoryY
  ToddY


06/03/2020 - House Committee Vote for SB20-023
House Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 20-023, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   ColemanY   EsgarY
  HootonY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY   McCluskieY
  PeltonY   RansomY   RichY


05/26/2020 - House Committee Vote for SB20-023
House Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-023, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BaisleyY   BirdY   BuckY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY
  KippY   LarsonE   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


Amendments: Amendments

SB20-027 School District School Safety Plans 
Comment: K-12 (School Safety)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: School District School Safety Plans
Sponsors: L. Crowder (R)
Summary: The bill directs each district school board to issue a request for proposal for a district-wide school safety assessment. Each district shall select and contract with a school safety expert for an evaluation of each public school in the district. The expert shall report its evaluation and recommendations to the board, and the board shall vote on each recommendation. The board shall present the approved recommendations to the state board of education, which shall vote on the recommendations and provide funding to the district to cover the costs of the approved recommendations. The state board of education shall report to the legislature's education committees on the recommendations it receives, approves, and funds.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/27/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
2/12/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 02/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-027
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone Senate Bill 20-027 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  FieldsY   FooteY   HansenY   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


02/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-027
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer Senate Bill 20-027, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  FieldsN   FooteN   HansenN   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


Amendments:

SB20-031 Improve Student Success Innovation Pilot 
Comment: Higher Education
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Improve Student Success Innovation Pilot
Sponsors: T. Story (D) / C. Kipp (D) | T. Sullivan (D)
Summary: Making Higher Education Attainable Interim Study Committee. The bill creates the improve student success innovation pilot program (pilot program) in the department of higher education (department) to implement a program designed to incentivize collaboration among multiple institutions of higher education to improve student success and increase the number of students who complete postsecondary education. When selecting a program or programs for the pilot program, the department and commission on higher education (commission) shall prioritize program proposals that address common barriers to student success and the completion of postsecondary education, as well as other factors. The department and commission shall submit an annual report to the joint budget committee of the general assembly and the education committees of the house of representatives and the senate regarding the efficacy of the program. The general assembly shall appropriate $20 million each year for the 2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23 fiscal years, from the general fund to the department to distribute to the state institutions of higher education selected to implement their projects. The pilot program repeals on July 1, 2024.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/12/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/25/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/10/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 13
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-031 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 5, line 22, strike "TWENTY" and substitute
"ONE".


Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 06/10/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-031
Senate Appropriations - Postpone Senate Bill 20-031 indefinitely.
  FooteY   GardnerY   HansenY   HiseyY
  MorenoY   RankinY   RodriguezY   WinterY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


02/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-031
Senate Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-031, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BridgesY   HillN   LundeenN   StoryY
  ToddY


Amendments: Amendments

SB20-052 Smart School Bus Safety Pilot Program 
Comment: K-12 (School Safety/Transportation)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Smart School Bus Safety Pilot Program
Sponsors: D. Coram (R) | R. Zenzinger (D) / J. Wilson (R)
Summary: The bill creates the smart school bus safety pilot program (pilot program) in the department of public safety (department) to increase the safety of students and the security of school buses. The department is required to enter into an agreement with an organization to administer the pilot program (program administrator). The program administrator must notify school districts of the program; develop and maintain a website, online service, online application, or mobile application, or a combination thereof, to provide secure parental notification, at no cost to parents, relating to school bus and student status; recruit school bus drivers; inform and educate the public about school bus transportation safety; and develop funding sources for school transportation safety. The department awards 3-year grants to school districts for the provision of hardware and software that will allow the bus to communicate directly with first responders by voice communication and by using a silent duress alarm; the maintenance of that equipment; training; and providing secure parental notification, at no cost to parents, relating to school bus and student status. The program administrator must provide support for grant recipients.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education + Finance
1/29/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Finance
2/20/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/10/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

Senate Journal, January 31
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-052 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Finance with favorable
recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 2, after line 10 insert:
"(1) "CHARTER SCHOOL" MEANS A CHARTER SCHOOL AUTHORIZED
BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT PURSUANT TO PART 1 OF ARTICLE 30.5 OF TITLE 22
OR A CHARTER SCHOOL AUTHORIZED BY THE STATE CHARTER SCHOOL
INSTITUTE PURSUANT TO PART 5 OF ARTICLE 30.5 OF TITLE 22.".

Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.

Page 3, line 14, after "DISTRICTS" insert "AND CHARTER SCHOOLS".

Page 3, line 17, after "SATELLITE," insert "TWO-WAY RADIO,".

Page 4, line 10, after "DISTRICTS" insert "AND CHARTER SCHOOLS".

Page 4, line 12, after "DISTRICTS" insert "AND CHARTER SCHOOLS".

Page 4, line 15, after "DISTRICTS" insert "AND CHARTER SCHOOLS".

Page 5, line 10, after "DISTRICT" insert "OR CHARTER SCHOOL".

Page 5, line 12, after "DISTRICT" insert "OR CHARTER SCHOOL".

Page 5, line 15, strike "SCHOOL DISTRICTS." and substitute "AREAS OF THE
STATE.".

Page 5, line 16, after "DISTRICTS" insert "AND CHARTER SCHOOLS".

Page 5, line 19, strike "SCHOOL DISTRICT" and substitute "SUCH".

Page 5, line 27, after "DISTRICTS" insert "AND CHARTER SCHOOLS".

Page 6, line 1, after "DISTRICTS" insert "AND SCHOOLS".

Page 6, line 7, after "DISTRICT" insert "OR CHARTER SCHOOL".

Page 6, line 13, after "SATELLITE," insert "TWO-WAY RADIO,".

Page 7, line 8, after "DISTRICT" insert "OR CHARTER SCHOOL".

Page 7, line 23, strike "SIX" and substitute "TWO".

Page 8, line 6, after "DISTRICT" insert "OR CHARTER SCHOOL".


Education



Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 06/10/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-052
Senate Appropriations - Postpone Senate Bill 20-052 indefinitely.
  FooteY   GardnerY   HansenY   HiseyY
  MorenoY   RankinY   RodriguezY   WinterY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


01/29/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-052
Senate Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-052, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
  BridgesY   HillY   LundeenN   StoryY
  ToddY


02/20/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-052
Senate Finance - Refer Senate Bill 20-052, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  GonzalesY   HansenY   LeeY   LundeenN
  TateY   ToddY   WoodwardY


Amendments: Amendments

SB20-059 Sexual Assault On A Student By An Educator 
Comment: K-12 (Student Safety)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Sexual Assault On A Student By An Educator
Sponsors: D. Hisey (R) / C. Larson (R)
Summary: Under current law, a secondary school teacher who has sexual contact with a student who is 18 years of age or older may not have committed a crime. The bill provides that a person who subjects a student at the school at which the person is an educator to sexual contact commits the crime of sexual assault on a student by an educator.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary + Appropriations
2/10/2020 Senate Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
2/12/2020 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/25/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/27/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/28/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/2/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
5/26/2020 House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 13
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-059 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
substitute:
"SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 18-8-410 as
follows:
18-8-410. Abuse of public trust by an educator - definitions.
(1) ANY EDUCATOR WHO KNOWINGLY SUBJECTS A STUDENT TO ANY
SEXUAL CONTACT COMMITS ABUSE OF PUBLIC TRUST BY AN EDUCATOR IF
THE STUDENT IS AT LEAST EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE EDUCATOR
IS MORE THAN FOUR YEARS OLDER THAN THE STUDENT AND IS NOT HIS OR
HER SPOUSE.
(2) ABUSE OF PUBLIC TRUST BY AN EDUCATOR IS A CLASS 1
MISDEMEANOR SUBJECT TO THE MODIFIED SENTENCING RANGE SPECIFIED
IN SECTION 18-1.3-501 (3).
(3) CONSENT BY THE STUDENT TO THE SEXUAL CONTACT SHALL
NOT CONSTITUTE A DEFENSE TO THE OFFENSE.
(4) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHERWISE
REQUIRES:
(a) "CONSENT" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SECTION
18-3-401 (1.5).
(b) (I) "EDUCATOR" MEANS A PERSON EMPLOYED AT THE SAME
SCHOOL AS THE STUDENT ATTENDS AT THE TIME OF THE SEXUAL CONTACT
AND WHO:
(A) INSTRUCTS STUDENTS AT THAT SCHOOL;
(B) ADMINISTERS, DIRECTS, OR SUPERVISES THE EDUCATIONAL
INSTRUCTION PROGRAM, OR A PORTION THEREOF;
(C) PROVIDES HEALTH OR EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
DIRECTLY TO STUDENTS OF THE SCHOOL; OR
(D) COACHES STUDENTS OF THE SCHOOL.
(II) "EDUCATOR" DOES NOT INCLUDE ANOTHER STUDENT AT THE
SCHOOL WHERE THE EDUCATOR IS EMPLOYED.
(c) "SCHOOL" MEANS ANY INSTITUTION THAT INSTRUCTS PERSONS
IN ANY OF GRADES PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH BUT DOES
NOT INCLUDE ANY POSTSECONDARY SCHOOL.
(d) "SEXUAL CONTACT" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 18-3-401 (4).
(e) "STUDENT" MEANS ANY PERSON ENROLLED IN A SCHOOL.
(5) SCHOOLS SHALL ADVISE ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE PROHIBITIONS
IN THIS SECTION.
SECTION 2. Act subject to petition - effective date -
applicability. (1) This act takes effect September 1, 2020; except that,
if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to section 1 (3) of article V of
the state constitution against this act or an item, section, or part of this act
within the ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general
assembly, then the act, item, section, or part will not take effect unless
approved by the people at the general election to be held in November
2020 and, in such case, will take effect on the date of the official
declaration of the vote thereon by the governor.
(2) This act applies to offenses committed on or after the
applicable effective date of this act.".

Page 1, strike line 101 and substitute "CONCERNING SEXUAL CONTACT
BETWEEN A STUDENT AND AN EDUCATOR IN VIOLATION OF THE PUBLIC
TRUST.".


Judiciary



Floor Votes: 02/28/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for SB20-059
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GarciaY   GardnerY   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HansenY   HillY   HiseyY
  HolbertY   LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleY
  MorenoY   PettersenY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottE   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 02/25/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-059
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 20-059 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  FooteY   GardnerY   GonzalesY   HansenY
  HiseyY   MorenoY   RankinY   RodriguezY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


02/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-059
Senate Judiciary - Reconsider
  CookeY   GardnerY   GonzalesY   LeeY
  RodriguezE


02/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-059
Senate Judiciary - Refer Senate Bill 20-059, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  CookeY   GardnerY   GonzalesY   LeeY
  RodriguezY


02/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-059
Senate Judiciary - Refer Senate Bill 20-059, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  CookeY   GardnerY   GonzalesY   LeeY
  RodriguezE


05/26/2020 - House Committee Vote for SB20-059
House Judiciary - Postpone Senate Bill 20-059 indefinitely.
  BenavidezY   CarverY   Gonzales-GutierrezE   HerodY
  McKeanY   RobertsY   SoperY   TipperY
  WeissmanY


Amendments: Amendments

SB20-066 Highly Effective Teachers And Low-performing Schools 
Comment: K-12 (School Performance)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Highly Effective Teachers And Low-performing Schools
Sponsors: K. Priola (R) / B. Buentello (D) | L. Saine (R)
Summary: The bill creates the highly effective teacher incentives program (program) to enable school districts, boards of cooperative services that operate public schools, and charter schools (local education providers) to offer salary bonuses to attract highly effective teachers to teach in elementary, middle, or junior high schools that are implementing priority improvement or turnaround plans (low-performing schools). The department of education (department) and the state board of education (state board) will implement the program by distributing grants in 2-year cycles. The amount of a grant is based on the number of highly effective teachers who meet the requirements for receiving salary bonuses and are employed by local education providers in low-performing schools. Each local education provider that applies and meets the requirements for a grant will receive a grant, subject to available appropriations. A local education provider may use the grant only to pay nonbase-building salary bonuses to eligible highly effective teachers. A local education provider that receives a grant and is already paying incentives to highly effective teachers who teach in low-performing schools must pay the bonuses funded by the grant money in addition to the other incentives. A highly effective teacher must meet specified criteria to receive the salary bonus. The amount of the salary bonus depends on whether the teacher was working in a high-performing local education provider and changed employment to work in a low-performing school or is continuing to work in a low-performing school and whether the highly effective teacher works in a low-performing elementary, middle, or junior high school. The bill creates the highly effective teacher incentives fund (fund), which consists of a one-time appropriation of $4 million from the state education fund. The state board will disburse approximately one-half of the money in the fund in the first grant cycle and approximately one-half of the money in a second grant cycle. By December 15, 2025, the department must submit to the education committees of the general assembly a report concerning the implementation and effectiveness of the program.
Status: 1/8/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
1/29/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-08
Committee Votes: 01/29/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-066
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone Senate Bill 20-066 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  FieldsY   FooteY   HansenY   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


01/29/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-066
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer Senate Bill 20-066, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  FieldsN   FooteN   HansenN   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


Amendments:

SB20-073 No 529 Account Income Tax Deduction for K-12 Expenses 
Comment: K-12 (Taxes)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: No 529 Account Income Tax Deduction for K-12 Expenses
Sponsors: B. Pettersen (D) | T. Story (D) / B. Buentello (D) | L. Cutter (D)
Summary: The federal "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act", which became law in December 2017, added distributions for elementary or secondary school expenses as qualified distributions from a qualified state tuition program, also known as a 529 account, thereby allowing, on the federal level, income tax-free distributions for elementary and secondary school expenses in addition to already authorized income tax-free distributions for higher education expenses. The bill amends Colorado law to ensure that a taxpayer may not claim a deduction for contributions to qualified state tuition programs for elementary or secondary school expenses and clarifies that such expenses are not qualified distributions.
Status: 1/10/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
1/22/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
2/25/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/27/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/28/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/2/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to
5/26/2020 House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

Senate Journal, January 23
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-073 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 3, strike lines 19 through 27.

Page 4, strike lines 1 through 10 and substitute:

"(V) BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2021, AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER,
COLLEGEINVEST SHALL PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT WITH A SECURE
ELECTRONIC REPORT CONTAINING INFORMATION FOR THE 529 QUALIFIED
STATE TUITION PROGRAM'S ACCOUNT OWNERS AND THIRD-PARTY
CONTRIBUTORS NECESSARY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DEDUCTION
ALLOWED IN THIS SECTION. THE REPORT MUST INCLUDE:
(A) THE NAME AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, AND THE
CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT, OF ALL COLORADO TAXPAYERS MAKING A
CONTRIBUTION TO THEIR COLLEGEINVEST ACCOUNT IN THE REPORTING
TAX YEAR COMMENCING ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2020;
(B) THE NAME AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, AND THE
CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT, OF ANY OTHER COLORADO TAXPAYER MAKING
A CONTRIBUTION TO A COLLEGEINVEST ACCOUNT IN THE REPORTING TAX
YEAR COMMENCING ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2020, WHO INTENDS TO
PARTICIPATE IN THE DEDUCTION ALLOWED IN THIS SECTION; AND
(C) THE NAME AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, AND THE
UNQUALIFIED DISTRIBUTION AMOUNT, OF EACH ACCOUNT HOLDER OF A
COLLEGEINVEST ACCOUNT WHO IS ALSO A COLORADO TAXPAYER MAKING
AN UNQUALIFIED DISTRIBUTION IN THE REPORTING TAX YEAR
COMMENCING ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2020, AND THE REASON FOR THE
UNQUALIFIED DISTRIBUTION.".


State,
Veterans, &
Military
Affairs

Senate Journal, February 25
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-073 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 4, before line 11 insert:

"SECTION 2. Appropriation. For the 2020-21 state fiscal year,
$11,040 is appropriated to the department of revenue. This appropriation
is from the general fund. To implement this act, the department may use
this appropriation for tax administration IT system (GenTax) support.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 1, line 106, strike "EXPENSES." and substitute "EXPENSES, AND, IN
CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".


Appro-
priations

Senate Journal, February 27
SB20-073 by Senator(s) Pettersen and Story; also Representative(s) Buentello and Cutter--Concerning
amendments to the state income tax deduction for contributions to a qualified 529 account
to ensure that the state income tax deduction is not aligned with the changes in the federal
"Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" of 2017 that allow tax-free distributions for elementary and
secondary school expenses.

Amendment No. 1, Education Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, January 23, pages 93-94 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2, Appropriations Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, February 25, page 335 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 3(L.003), by Senator Story.

Amend printed bill, page 2, line 18, strike "ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY
SCHOOL EXPENSES;" and substitute "EXPENSES FOR TUITION IN
CONNECTION WITH ENROLLMENT OR ATTENDANCE AT AN ELEMENTARY OR
SECONDARY PUBLIC, PRIVATE, OR RELIGIOUS SCHOOL;".
Page 3, lines 17 and 18, strike "ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL
EXPENSES." and substitute "EXPENSES FOR TUITION IN CONNECTION WITH
ENROLLMENT OR ATTENDANCE AT AN ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY
PUBLIC, PRIVATE, OR RELIGIOUS SCHOOL.".


As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the calendar for third reading and final
passage.



Floor Votes: 02/28/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for SB20-073
  BridgesY   CookeN   CoramN   CrowderN
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GardnerN   GinalY   GonzalesY
  HansenY   HillN   HiseyN   HolbertN
  LeeY   LundeenN   MarbleN   MorenoY
  PettersenY   PresidentY   PriolaN   RankinN
  RodriguezY   ScottE   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergN
  StoryY   TateN   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardN   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-10
Committee Votes: 02/25/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-073
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 20-073, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  FooteY   GardnerN   GonzalesY   HansenY
  HiseyN   MorenoY   RankinN   RodriguezY
  WoodwardN   ZenzingerY


01/22/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-073
Senate Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-073, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BridgesY   HillN   LundeenN   StoryY
  ToddY


05/26/2020 - House Committee Vote for SB20-073
House Education - Postpone Senate Bill 20-073 indefinitely.
  BaisleyY   BirdY   BuckY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY
  KippY   LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


Amendments: Amendments

SB20-074 Bonuses For Highly Effective Teachers 
Comment: K-12 (Educator Retention)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Bonuses For Highly Effective Teachers
Sponsors: P. Lundeen (R) / D. Williams (R)
Summary: The bill creates the highly effective teacher bonus program to provide money to school districts, boards of cooperative services that operate public schools, and charter schools (local education providers) to pay bonuses to teachers who are rated as highly effective and to provide monetary incentives to recruit highly effective teachers. The department of education (department) will distribute the money to each local education provider based on a formula that takes into account the number of teachers employed by the local education provider. Each local education provider must submit to the department a report concerning its use of the money, and the department must provide a summary of the reports to the state board of education and the education committees of the general assembly.
Status: 1/13/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-13
Committee Votes: 02/11/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-074
Senate Finance - Postpone Senate Bill 20-074 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  GonzalesY   HansenY   LeeY   LundeenN
  TateN   ToddY   WoodwardN


02/11/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-074
Senate Finance - Refer Senate Bill 20-074 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  GonzalesN   HansenN   LeeN   LundeenY
  TateY   ToddN   WoodwardY


Amendments:

SB20-089 Educator Pay Raise Fund 
Comment: K-12 (Educator Retention)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Educator Pay Raise Fund
Sponsors: J. Danielson (D) | L. Garcia (D) / S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Summary: The bill creates the educator pay raise program (program) to provide funding to school districts and charter schools to assist them in increasing their minimum teacher salaries to the district required minimum teacher salary amount specified in the bill and the minimum hourly wage paid to other employees to the district required minimum hourly wage amount specified in the bill. A school district or charter school that seeks to participate in the program must submit an application to the department of education (department) that meets the requirements specified in the bill. A school district or charter school may choose to participate to increase minimum teacher salaries or the minimum hourly wage, or both. The department shall review the applications and recommend to the state board of education (state board) those applicants that should be selected to participate in the program. In selecting program participants, the department and the state board must prioritize those applicants that demonstrate the greatest financial need. The bill specifies criteria to apply in determining the prioritization. As a condition of participating in the program, each participant seeking to increase teacher salaries must increase its minimum teacher salary to the district required minimum teacher salary amount and each participant seeking to increase the hourly wage must increase its minimum hourly wage to the district required minimum hourly wage amount. In the first year in which a school district or charter school participates, the amount required for the increases is paid through the program. In the second and subsequent years of participation, each program participant is required to contribute an increasing amount of matching money while the amount that the program participant receives is decreased over time. The department determines the amount of matching money and the amount that a program participant receives based on schedules for increasing teacher salaries and schedules for increasing the hourly wage adopted by rule of the state board. A program participant may continue participating in the program so long as the participant meets the matching money requirement and continues to qualify for the program. A program participant no longer qualifies for the program when the department determines that the participant has sufficient resources to pay the district required minimum teacher salary amount or the district required minimum hourly wage amount or both, as applicable, without assistance. The bill creates the educator pay raise fund (fund), which consists of the greater of 10% or $15 million of the gross income annually earned on the public school lands and any other money that the general assembly may appropriate or transfer to the fund. Beginning in the 2022 regular legislative session, the department shall include in its annual report to the joint education committee information concerning implementation of the program.
Status: 1/13/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
1/29/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/13/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/26/2020 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/28/2020 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 12/31/2020 - No Amendments
Amendments:

Senate Journal, January 30
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-089 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 7, after line 1 insert:
"(10) "SCHOOL DISTRICT" MEANS A SCHOOL DISTRICT
AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 15 OF ARTICLE IX OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION
AND ORGANIZED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 30 OF THIS TITLE 22. "SCHOOL
DISTRICT" ALSO INCLUDES A BOARD OF COOPERATIVE SERVICES CREATED
PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 5 OF THIS TITLE 22 IF IT IS OPERATING A PUBLIC
SCHOOL.".

Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.

Page 8, line 23, strike "ORGANIZATION;" and substitute "ORGANIZATION;
AND, IF THE APPLICANT IS A CHARTER SCHOOL THAT IS A MEMBER OF A
NETWORK OF CHARTER SCHOOLS, THE AMOUNT THE APPLICANT RECEIVES
FROM THE CHARTER SCHOOL NETWORK;".

Page 9, after line 10 insert:

"(c) FOR THE PRECEDING THREE BUDGET YEARS, THE APPLICANT'S
RATIO OF ADMINISTRATORS TO TEACHERS;".

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 11, after line 16, insert:
"(d) IF THE APPLICANT IS A CHARTER SCHOOL THAT IS A MEMBER
OF A CHARTER SCHOOL NETWORK, THE AMOUNT THE APPLICANT RECEIVES
FROM THE CHARTER SCHOOL NETWORK;".
Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 11, line 20, strike "AND".

Page 11, line 25, strike "YEAR." and substitute "YEAR; AND
(g) THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS ENROLLED BY THE APPLICANT AND
THE APPLICANT'S RATIO OF ADMINISTRATORS TO TEACHERS.".

Page 14, after line 19 insert:

"(c) WHEN THE DEPARTMENT ANNUALLY DETERMINES THE
AMOUNT OF A PROGRAM PARTICIPANT'S REQUIRED CONTRIBUTION, THE
DEPARTMENT SHALL REVIEW THE PROGRESS THAT THE PROGRAM
PARTICIPANT IS MAKING IN IMPLEMENTING ITS PLAN FOR INCREASING THE
MATCHING AMOUNT AND SUSTAINING THE SALARY AND WAGE INCREASES,
AS INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-55.5-103
(2)(g). SPECIFICALLY, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DETERMINE THE EXTENT
TO WHICH THE PROGRAM PARTICIPANT IS SUBSTANTIALLY MEETING THE
BENCHMARKS IDENTIFIED IN THE PLAN.".


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Senate Journal, March 13
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-089 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 8, line 7, strike "AGREEMENT," and substitute
"AGREEMENT OR A MEET AND CONFER AGREEMENT,".

Page 13, line 2, after the period add "UNDER THE SCHEDULE, A PROGRAM
PARTICIPANT MAY CONTINUE TO RECEIVE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE
AMOUNT REQUIRED TO INCREASE TEACHER SALARIES TO THE DISTRICT
REQUIRED MINIMUM TEACHER SALARY AMOUNT AND THE AMOUNT
REQUIRED TO INCREASE EMPLOYEE WAGES TO THE DISTRICT REQUIRED
MINIMUM HOURLY WAGE AMOUNT, AS APPLICABLE, BASED ON THE
FINANCIAL SITUATION OF THE PROGRAM PARTICIPANT AS DETERMINED BY
THE DEPARTMENT.".

Page 13, strike lines 6 and 7 and substitute "AND SO LONG AS THE
PROGRAM PARTICIPANT CONTINUES TO REQUIRE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (2)(b) OF THIS".

Page 14, strike lines 7 and 8 and substitute "CONTRIBUTION. IN THE
SECOND AND SUBSEQUENT YEARS OF PROGRAM PARTICIPATION, A
PROGRAM PARTICIPANT MAY CONTINUE TO RECEIVE ONE HUNDRED
PERCENT OF THE AMOUNT REQUIRED TO INCREASE TEACHER SALARIES TO
THE DISTRICT REQUIRED MINIMUM TEACHER SALARY AMOUNT AND THE
AMOUNT REQUIRED TO INCREASE EMPLOYEE WAGES TO THE DISTRICT
REQUIRED MINIMUM HOURLY WAGE AMOUNT, AS APPLICABLE, IF THE
DEPARTMENT FINDS THAT LEVEL OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS
NECESSARY. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE AMOUNT OF EACH PROGRAM
PARTICIPANT'S CONTRIBUTION INCREASES GRADUALLY OVER TIME AND".

Page 14, line 13, strike "NO LONGER".

Page 14, line 14, strike "WHEN" and substitute "SO LONG AS".

Page 14, lines 15 and 16, strike "HAS SUFFICIENT REVENUE" and
substitute "CONTINUES TO REQUIRE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE".

Page 15, line 6, strike "TREASURER SHALL CREDIT TO THE FUND" and
substitute "TREASURER, AFTER CREDITING PUBLIC SCHOOL LANDS INCOME
TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE FUND, THE
STATE LAND BOARD TRUST ADMINISTRATION FUND, AND THE STATE
BOARD OF LAND COMMISSIONERS INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FUND
AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 36-1-116 (1)(a)(II)(C) AND (1)(c)(III), SHALL
CREDIT TO THE FUND FROM THE REMAINING INCOME".

Page 16, strike line 13 through 27 and substitute "(1)(a)(II)(A); and add
(1)(a)(II)(C) and (1)(c)(III) as follows:
36-1-116. Disposition of rentals, royalties, and timber sale
proceeds. (1) (a) (II) (A) Except as provided in sub-subparagraph (B)
of this subparagraph (II) SUBSECTION (1)(a)(II)(B) OF THIS SECTION, for
the 2010-11 state fiscal year and each state fiscal year thereafter
THROUGH THE 2019-20 STATE FISCAL YEAR, the proceeds received by the
state for the sale of timber on public school lands, lease payments and
rental payments for said lands, rental payments for the use and
occupation of the surface of said lands, and rentals or lease payments for
sand, gravel, clay, stone, coal, oil, gas, geothermal resources, gold, silver,
or other minerals on said lands other than proceeds, rentals, and
payments allocated to the state land board trust administration fund
pursuant to section 36-1-145 (3) or credited to the public school capital
construction assistance fund created in section 22-43.7-104 (1) C.R.S.,
pursuant to section 22-43.7-104 (2)(b)(I) C.R.S., shall be ARE credited to
the permanent school fund and shall become part of the principal of the
permanent school fund.
(C) FOR THE 2020-21 STATE FISCAL YEAR AND EACH STATE FISCAL
YEAR THEREAFTER, THE PROCEEDS RECEIVED BY THE STATE FOR THE SALE
OF TIMBER ON PUBLIC SCHOOL LANDS, LEASE PAYMENTS AND RENTAL
PAYMENTS FOR SAID LANDS, RENTAL PAYMENTS FOR THE USE AND
OCCUPATION OF THE SURFACE OF SAID LANDS, AND RENTALS OR LEASE
PAYMENTS FOR SAND, GRAVEL, CLAY, STONE, COAL, OIL, GAS,
GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES, GOLD, SILVER, OR OTHER MINERALS ON SAID
LANDS ARE CREDITED FIRST TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CAPITAL
CONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE FUND CREATED IN SECTION 22-43.7-104 (1)
PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-43.7-104 (2)(b)(I); NEXT TO THE STATE LAND
BOARD TRUST ADMINISTRATION FUND PURSUANT TO SECTION 36-1-145
(3); AND NEXT TO THE EDUCATOR PAY RAISE FUND PURSUANT TO SECTION
22-55.5-105 (2). THE REMAINDER OF SAID PROCEEDS, RENTALS, AND
PAYMENTS IS CREDITED TO THE PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND AND BECOMES
PART OF THE PRINCIPAL OF THE PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND.
(c) (III) FOR THE 2020-21 STATE FISCAL YEAR AND EACH STATE
FISCAL YEAR THEREAFTER, OF THE ROYALTIES AND OTHER PAYMENTS FOR
THE DEPLETION OR EXTRACTION OF A NATURAL RESOURCE ON PUBLIC
SCHOOL LANDS IN EXCESS OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF SAID ROYALTIES
AND OTHER PAYMENTS CREDITED TO THE STATE LAND BOARD TRUST
ADMINISTRATION FUND PURSUANT TO SECTION 36-1-145 (3), CREDITED TO
THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE FUND CREATED
IN SECTION 22-43.7-104 (1) PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-43.7-104 (2)(b)(I),
AND CREDITED AS SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION (1)(b)(II) OF THIS SECTION,
TEN PERCENT OF THE GROSS AMOUNT OF ROYALTIES AND OTHER
PAYMENTS RECEIVED, OR FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS, WHICHEVER IS
GREATER, IS CREDITED TO THE EDUCATOR PAY RAISE FUND PURSUANT TO
SECTION 22-55.5-105 (2). ANY AMOUNT OF ROYALTIES AND OTHER
PAYMENTS FOR THE DEPLETION OR EXTRACTION OF A NATURAL RESOURCE
ON PUBLIC SCHOOL LANDS IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNTS DESCRIBED IN THIS
SUBSECTION (1)(c)(III) IS CREDITED TO THE PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND
AND BECOMES PART OF THE PRINCIPAL OF THE PERMANENT SCHOOL
FUND.".

Strike page 17.

Page 18, strike lines 1 through 11.

Page 18, before line 12, insert:

"SECTION 3. Appropriation. For the 2020-21 state fiscal year,
$15,000,000 is appropriated to the department of education. This
appropriation is from the educator pay raise fund created in section 22-
55.5-105 (1), C.R.S., and is based on an assumption that the department
will require an additional 1.9 FTE. To implement this act, the department
may use this appropriation for the educator pay raise program.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 1, line 103, strike "PROVIDERS." and substitute "PROVIDERS, AND,
IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".

Amend the Education Committee Report, dated January 29, 2020, page
1, after line 8 insert:

"Page 7 of the printed bill, after line 12 insert:
"(12) "TOTAL PROGRAM FUNDING" MEANS:
(a) FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT, THE AMOUNT OF TOTAL PROGRAM
FUNDING CALCULATED ANNUALLY PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-54-104 (2)
FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT;
(b) FOR A CHARTER SCHOOL THAT IS AUTHORIZED BY A SCHOOL
DISTRICT, THE AMOUNT OF TOTAL PROGRAM FUNDING CALCULATED
ANNUALLY PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-54-104 (2) FOR THE AUTHORIZING
SCHOOL DISTRICT; AND
(c) FOR AN INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOL OR A SCHOOL OPERATED
BY A BOARD OF COOPERATIVE SERVICES, THE AMOUNT OF TOTAL
PROGRAM FUNDING CALCULATED ANNUALLY PURSUANT TO SECTION
22-54-104 (2) FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN WHICH THE SCHOOL IS
LOCATED.".

Page 8 of the printed bill, line 21, strike "AND".".

Page 1 of the committee report, after line 16 insert:

"Page 10 of the printed bill, line 23, after "(3)" insert "(a)".

Page 10 of the printed bill, strike lines 25 through 26 and substitute:
"SELECT FIRST THOSE APPLICANTS THAT ARE IN EXTREME FINANCIAL
NEED. AN APPLICANT IS DEEMED TO BE IN EXTREME FINANCIAL NEED IF:
(I) THE APPLICANT REALIZES THE FULL AMOUNT OF REDUCTION IN
ITS TOTAL PROGRAM FUNDING AS A RESULT OF THE BUDGET
STABILIZATION FACTOR CALCULATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-54-104
(5)(g) FOR THE BUDGET YEAR OF APPLICATION AND EACH OF THE THREE
PRECEDING BUDGET YEARS;
(II) THE APPLICANT IS A SCHOOL DISTRICT, OR A CHARTER SCHOOL
OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF ADDITIONAL LOCAL
REVENUE THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNUALLY RECEIVES FROM THE
PROPERTY TAX MILL LEVIES APPROVED PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-40-102
(1.5) OR (1.7), 22-54-107.5, 22-54-108, 22-54-108.5, OR 22-54-108.7 AS
OF THE BUDGET YEAR OF APPLICATION IS LESS THAN FIVE PERCENT OF THE
SCHOOL DISTRICT'S TOTAL PROGRAM FUNDING FOR THE BUDGET YEAR OF
APPLICATION OR THE AMOUNT OF ADDITIONAL REVENUE THAT THE
CHARTER SCHOOL RECEIVES FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS LESS THAN
FIVE PERCENT OF THE CHARTER SCHOOL'S TOTAL PROGRAM FUNDING;
(III) THE APPLICANT IS AN INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOL AND THE
AMOUNT THAT THE APPLICANT RECEIVES FROM THE MILL LEVY
EQUALIZATION FUND PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-30.5-513.1 IS LESS THAN
FIVE PERCENT OF THE APPLICANT'S TOTAL PROGRAM FUNDING FOR THE
BUDGET YEAR OF APPLICATION; AND
(IV) FOR THE BUDGET YEAR OF APPLICATION AND EACH OF THE
THREE PRECEDING BUDGET YEARS, THE APPLICANT RECEIVES AN AMOUNT
OF REVENUE FROM PRIVATE GIFTS, GRANTS, OR DONATIONS THAT IS LESS
THAN TEN PERCENT OF THE APPLICANT'S TOTAL PROGRAM FUNDING. IF
THE APPLICANT IS A MEMBER OF A CHARTER SCHOOL NETWORK, ANY
REVENUE THAT THE APPLICANT RECEIVES FROM THE CHARTER SCHOOL
NETWORK IS INCLUDED AS REVENUE FROM PRIVATE GIFTS, GRANTS, OR
DONATIONS.
(b) IF THE AMOUNT APPROPRIATED FOR THE PROGRAM IS
INSUFFICIENT TO FULLY FUND ALL OF THE APPLICANTS WHO ARE DEEMED
TO BE IN EXTREME FINANCIAL NEED AS DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (3)(a)
OF THIS SECTION, THE DEPARTMENT AND THE STATE BOARD SHALL
PRIORITIZE THOSE APPLICANTS BASED ON THE CRITERIA SPECIFIED IN
SUBSECTION (4) OF THIS SECTION.
(4) IF ALL OF THE APPLICANTS THAT ARE DEEMED TO BE IN
EXTREME FINANCIAL NEED AS DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (3)(a) OF THIS
SECTION ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM, THE DEPARTMENT AND
THE STATE BOARD SHALL PRIORITIZE AMONG THE REMAINING APPLICANTS
THOSE APPLICANTS THAT DEMONSTRATE THE GREATEST FINANCIAL NEED,
WHICH THE DEPARTMENT AND THE STATE BOARD SHALL DETERMINE BY
APPLYING THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM CRITERIA:".

Page 11 of the printed bill, line 1, strike "NUMBER" and substitute
"PERCENTAGE".

Page 11 of the printed bill, line 3, strike "AMOUNT;" and substitute
"AMOUNT IS HIGH RELATIVE TO OTHER APPLICANTS;".

Page 11 of the printed bill, line 5, strike "NUMBER" and substitute
"PERCENTAGE".

Page 11 of the printed bill, line 7, strike "AMOUNT;" and substitute
"AMOUNT IS HIGH RELATIVE TO OTHER APPLICANTS;".

Page 11 of the printed bill, line 10, strike "APPLICANT'S" and substitute
"APPLICANT HAS LIMITED".

Page 11 of the printed bill, line 16, strike "YEARS;" and substitute "YEARS
IS LOW RELATIVE TO OTHER APPLICANTS;".".

Page 2 of the committee report, strike line 1 and substitute:

"Page 11 of the printed bill, strike line 17 and substitute:
"(e) RELATIVE TO OTHER APPLICANTS, THE APPLICANT RECEIVES
A LOW AMOUNT ANNUALLY FROM".

Page 11 of the printed bill, lines 18 and 19, strike "WHETHER THE
APPLICANT IS" and substitute "THE APPLICANT IS NOT".".

Page 2 of the committee report, after line 2 insert:

"Page 11 of the printed bill, strike lines 21 through 25 and substitute:
"(f) RELATIVE TO OTHER APPLICANTS, THE APPLICANT MAINTAINS
A LARGE AMOUNT OF RESERVES THAT ARE NOT COMMITTED TO A SPECIFIC
USE OR PROJECT, NOT INCLUDING THE RESERVE REQUIRED BY SECTION 20
(5) OF ARTICLE X OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION, OR THE APPLICANT
CARRIES OVER A LARGE AMOUNT OF UNEXPENDED AND UNCOMMITTED
MONEY FROM ONE BUDGET YEAR TO THE NEXT BUDGET YEAR.".".

Page 2 of the committee report, line 13, strike "(2)(g)." and substitute
"(2)(h).".



Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-13
Committee Votes: 03/13/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-089
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 20-089, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  FooteY   GardnerN   GonzalesY   HansenY
  HiseyN   MorenoY   RankinN   RodriguezY
  WoodwardN   ZenzingerY


01/29/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-089
Senate Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-089, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BridgesY   HillN   LundeenN   StoryY
  ToddY


Amendments: Amendments

SB20-095 Middle School Students Concurrent Enrollment Information 
Comment: K-12 (Student Success)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Middle School Students Concurrent Enrollment Information
Sponsors: C. Holbert (R) | L. Garcia (D) / R. Bockenfeld (R) | J. Coleman (D)
Summary: The bill directs the community college system to work with school districts and charter schools to provide information to the parents of students enrolled in grades 6 through 8 concerning concurrent enrollment opportunities available in grades 9 through 12.
Status: 1/13/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/6/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/10/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/10/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
6/11/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/11/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Appropriations
6/11/2020 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/11/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/11/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/12/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/19/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/22/2020 Sent to the Governor
6/22/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/29/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 7
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-095 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 2, after line 6 insert:
"(a) "BOARD OF COOPERATIVE SERVICES" MEANS A BOARD OF
COOPERATIVE SERVICES CREATED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 5 OF TITLE 22
THAT OPERATES A PUBLIC SCHOOL.".

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 2, after line 13 insert:
"(d) "LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER" MEANS A SCHOOL DISTRICT,
A CHARTER SCHOOL, A BOARD OF COOPERATIVE SERVICES, AND THE
SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND.".

Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.

Page 2, after line 15 insert:
"(f) "SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND" MEANS THE
COLORADO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND DESCRIBED IN SECTION
22-80-102.".

Page 2, strike line 17 and substitute "WITH THE LOCAL EDUCATION
PROVIDERS THROUGHOUT THE".

Page 2, line 22, strike "TWELVE," and substitute "TWELVE AND, FOR ALL
TYPES OF INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AS DEFINED IN SECTION
22-35-103,".

Page 2, line 23, strike "ENROLLMENT," and substitute "ENROLLMENT"

Page 2, line 27 and page 3, line 1, strike "SCHOOL DISTRICT AND FOR
EACH CHARTER SCHOOL" and substitute "LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER".

Page 3, line 3, strike "SCHOOL DISTRICT OR CHARTER" and substitute
"LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER. A LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER MAY
PROVIDE".

Page 3, strike line 4.

Page 3, line 9, strike "SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS," and
substitute "LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDERS,".

Page 3, lines 14 and 15, strike "ELECTRONICALLY AND BY DIRECT MAIL"
and substitute "THROUGH DIGITAL MEANS".

Page 3, line 17, strike "INFORMATION" and substitute "THE INFORMATION
CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS".

Page 3, line 17, strike "ANNOUNCEMENTS" and substitute
"ANNOUNCEMENTS, PAID PLACEMENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS,".
Education


Senate Journal, June 10
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-095 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Amend printed bill, page 2, line 16, strike "THE" and substitute
"BEGINNING IN THE 2021-22 FISCAL YEAR, THE".

Page 3, line 12, strike "2020-21" and substitute "2021-22".

Page 3, after line 19, insert:

"(c) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THIS SUBSECTION (4)
TO THE CONTRARY, THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM MAY BEGIN
DEVELOPING AND DISSEMINATING INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS AS
PROVIDED IN SUBSECTIONS (4)(a) AND (4)(b) OF THIS SECTION DURING
THE 2020-21 FISCAL YEAR IF THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM DEEMS
IT FEASIBLE TO DO SO WITHIN EXISTING RESOURCES.".

Page 3, line 25, strike "2020-21" and substitute "2021-22".

Page 4, strike lines 3 through 12 and substitute:

"SECTION 3. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".
Appro-
priations


Floor Votes: 06/11/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for SB20-095
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GardnerY   GinalY   GonzalesY
  HansenY   HillY   HiseyY   HolbertY
  LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleY   MorenoY
  PettersenY   PresidentY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.E
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


06/12/2020 - House Floor Vote for SB20-095
  ArndtY   BaisleyY   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BuckY   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverY   CatlinY
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafY   LarsonY   ListonY   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleY   PeltonY
  RansomY   RichY   RobertsY   SaineY
  SandridgeY   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperN   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-13
Committee Votes: 06/10/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-095
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 20-095, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  FooteY   GardnerY   GonzalesY   HansenY
  HiseyY   MorenoY   RankinY   RodriguezY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


02/06/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-095
Senate Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-095, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BridgesY   LundeenY   PriolaY   StoryY
  ToddY


06/11/2020 - House Committee Vote for SB20-095
House Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 20-095 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   ColemanY   EsgarY
  KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY   McCluskieY
  PeltonY   RansomY   RichY


06/11/2020 - House Committee Vote for SB20-095
House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer Senate Bill 20-095 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BaisleyY   DuranY   HootonE   HumphreyY
  KennedyY   LontineY   SirotaE   Williams D.Y
  WoodrowY


Amendments: Amendments

SB20-103 Common Guidelines School District Open Enrollment 
Comment: K-12 (School Choice)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Common Guidelines School District Open Enrollment
Sponsors: J. Tate (R)
Summary: The bill requires the department of education in conjunction with school district boards of education to recommend to the state board of education (state board) policies and procedures for students to open enroll in schools of the school district or programs within the students' school districts and to open enroll in schools and programs of other school districts. The policies and procedures must include, in part, the length of and start and end dates for the application process, the dates by which school districts shall notify students of acceptance into a program or school, and the variability allowed in application format. Based on the recommendations, the state board shall promulgate rules relating to the open enrollment process that are applicable, if possible, to the open enrollment process for the 2021-22 school year.
Status: 1/14/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/5/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
3/9/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/13/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

Senate Journal, March 10
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-103 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 2, line 16, strike "DISTRICT'S" and substitute
"DISTRICT MAY ADOPT".

Page 2, line 17 strike "ADOPTED".

Page 2, lines 17 and 18, strike "MUST BE" and substitute "THAT ARE".

Page 4, line 14, strike "ENSURE" and substitute "FACILITATE".

Page 4, strike lines 18 through 25.

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 5, strike lines 7 and 8 and substitute:
"(c) THE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION, BOTH IN PRINT AND".

Page 5, strike lines 14 through 22 and substitute "BOARD SHALL
PROMULGATE RULES THAT ESTABLISH OPTIONAL POLICIES AND
PROCEDURES FOR CHOICE OF PROGRAMS AND SCHOOLS WITHIN AND
AMONG SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO BE EFFECTIVE BEGINNING WITH THE
2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR. SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE ENCOURAGED BUT ARE
NOT REQUIRED TO ADOPT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES THAT ARE
CONSISTENT WITH THE STATE BOARD RULES ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THIS
SECTION.".


Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-14
Committee Votes: 06/13/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-103
Senate Appropriations - Postpone Senate Bill 20-103 indefinitely.
  FooteY   GardnerY   GonzalesY   HansenY
  HiseyY   MorenoY   RankinY   RodriguezY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


03/09/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-103
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer Senate Bill 20-103, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  FieldsY   FooteY   HansenY   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


Amendments: Amendments

SB20-111 School Transportation Grant Program 
Comment: K-12 (Transportation)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: School Transportation Grant Program
Sponsors: D. Hisey (R) / M. Soper (R) | D. Valdez (D)
Summary: The bill creates the school transportation grant program (grant program) in the department of education (department) to provide grant awards to public schools or school districts to increase transportation services to students. The state board of education is required to promulgate rules necessary for the implementation of the grant program. The department shall award grants subject to available appropriations.
Status: 1/15/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/12/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-15
Committee Votes: 02/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-111
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone Senate Bill 20-111 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  FieldsY   FooteY   HansenY   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


02/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-111
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer Senate Bill 20-111 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  FieldsN   FooteN   HansenN   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


Amendments:

SB20-112 College Trust Scholarship For Early Graduation 
Comment: Higher Education
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: College Trust Scholarship For Early Graduation
Sponsors: K. Priola (R) / B. Buentello (D)
Summary: The bill creates the college trust scholarship program (scholarship program) in the department of higher education (department) to disburse scholarship awards to institutions of higher education, as defined in the bill, on behalf of eligible graduates who are awarded a high school diploma from a Colorado public high school prior to enrolling in the fourth year of high school. The savings to the state due to the student graduating high school early is used for the scholarship award and to add money to the state education fund to eliminate the budget stabilization factor applied to total program funding under the public school finance formula. The scholarship award is equal to the greater of a portion of the average state share amount of the statewide average per pupil funding for public elementary and secondary schools or $3,000. The scholarship award is disbursed to the postsecondary program on behalf of the eligible graduate and may be used for the eligible graduate's cost of attendance for the postsecondary program, as determined by the department. An eligible graduate must enroll in a postsecondary program by the eligible graduate's twenty-first birthday or the eligible graduate forfeits the award; except that the department has the ability to waive this requirement in exceptional or unforseen circumstances. An eligible graduate may continue to use any unused portion of the scholarship award until the eligible graduate's twenty-sixth birthday, at which time the unused portion of the scholarship award is forfeited. Forfeited scholarship awards are transferred to the state education fund to be used first to eliminate the budget stabilization factor in the public school finance formula. The bill requires the department to report annually to certain committees of the general assembly certain information relating to the scholarship program. The bill creates the college trust scholarship fund and specifies the characteristics of the fund. Interest and income from the fund and any money from forfeited scholarships is transferred to the state education fund.
Status: 1/15/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
2/4/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Lay Over Amended
2/13/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-15
Committee Votes: 02/13/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-112
Senate Finance - Amend L.003, line 3, strike "calendar"
  Gonzales   Hansen   Lee   Lundeen
  TateE   Todd   Woodward


02/13/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-112
Senate Finance - Postpone Senate Bill 20-112 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  GonzalesY   HansenY   LeeY   LundeenN
  TateN   ToddY   WoodwardN


02/13/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-112
Senate Finance - Refer Senate Bill 20-112, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  GonzalesN   HansenN   LeeN   LundeenY
  TateY   ToddN   WoodwardY


Amendments:

SB20-117 School Employee Paycheck Transparency 
Comment: K-12 (Teacher Pay)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: School Employee Paycheck Transparency
Sponsors: J. Cooke (R)
Summary: The bill requires local education employers to disclose to their employees the amount of money deducted from the employees' wages and salaries payable to a third party that is used for lobbying or political activity. The bill requires the local education employers to collect the necessary information from third-party entities in order to compile the disclosure information.
Status: 1/24/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/12/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-24
Committee Votes: 02/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-117
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone Senate Bill 20-117 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  FieldsY   FooteY   HansenY   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


02/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-117
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer Senate Bill 20-117 to the Committee of the Whole.
  FieldsN   FooteN   HansenN   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


Amendments:

SB20-123 Compensation And Representation Of Student Athletes 
Comment: Higher Education
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Compensation And Representation Of Student Athletes
Sponsors: R. Fields (D) | J. Bridges (D) / J. Coleman (D) | L. Herod (D)
Summary: The bill states that, except as may be required by an athletic association, conference, or other group or organization with authority over intercollegiate athletics (association), including the National Collegiate Athletic Association, an institution of higher education (institution) shall not uphold any rule, requirement, standard, or other limitation that prevents a student athlete of the institution from earning compensation from the use of the student athlete's name, image, or likeness (compensation). A student athlete's earning of compensation may not affect the student's scholarship eligibility. An association shall neither prevent a student athlete from earning compensation nor prevent an institution from participating in intercollegiate athletics because a student athlete receives compensation. Neither an institution nor an association shall: ! Provide compensation or remuneration to a prospective student athlete; nor ! Prevent a student athlete from obtaining professional representation in relation to contracts or legal matters, including representation provided by athlete advisors and legal representation provided by attorneys. A student athlete shall not enter into a contract providing compensation to the student athlete (athlete contract) if the athlete contract conflicts with a contract of the team for which the student athlete competes (team contract). A team contract that is entered into, modified, or renewed on or after the effective date of the bill may not prevent a student athlete from using the student athlete's name, image, or likeness for a commercial purpose when the student athlete is not engaged in official team activities. A student athlete who enters into an athlete contract shall disclose the athlete contract to the athletic director of the institution within 72 hours after the student athlete enters into the athlete contract. Any commission of an act prohibited by the bill is an unfair trade practice for the purpose of enforcement of the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act", except that the commission of a prohibited act by a student athlete is not an unfair trade practice. The bill takes effect August 31, 2021.
Status: 1/24/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/6/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/11/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/12/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/13/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
2/27/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/3/2020 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/4/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/5/2020 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/14/2020 Sent to the Governor
3/14/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/14/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/20/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 7
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-123 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Amend printed bill, page 5, line 16, after "A" insert "CURRENT OR".

Page 7, line 19, strike "August 31, 2021;" and substitute "January 1,
2023;".

Page 7, line 25, strike "August 31, 2021." and substitute "January 1,
2023.".


Education


House Journal, February 28
38 SB20-123 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
39 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
40 recommendation:
41
42 Amend reengrossed bill, page 3, line 6, strike "6-1-730" and substitute
43 "part 3 to article 16 of title 23".
44
45 Page 3, strike line 8 and substitute:
46
3 47 "PART
48 COMPENSATION AND REPRESENTATION
49 OF STUDENT ATHLETES
50 23-16-301. Compensation and representation of student
51 athletes".
52
53 Page 3, line 10, strike "SECTION," and substitute "PART 3,".
54
55 Page 6, strike line 27 and substitute:
1 "(6) (a) A POLICY OF AN INSTITUTION OR AN ATHLETIC
2 ASSOCIATION THAT DOES NOT COMPORT WITH THIS PART 3 IS VOID AND
3 UNENFORCEABLE.
4 (b) A STUDENT ATHLETE WHO IS AGGRIEVED BY AN ACTION TAKEN
5 BY AN INSTITUTION OR AN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION IN VIOLATION OF THIS
6 PART 3 MAY BRING AN ACTION FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF.".
7
8 Page 7, strike lines 1 through 3.
9
301 10 Page 7, line 16, strike "6-1-730 (1)(b)," and substitute "23-16-
11 (1)(b),".
12
13


Floor Votes: 02/12/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for SB20-123
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GardnerY   GinalY   GonzalesY
  HansenY   HillY   HiseyY   HolbertY
  LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleY   MorenoY
  PettersenE   PresidentY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


03/04/2020 - House Floor Vote for SB20-123
  ArndtY   BaisleyY   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldN   BuckY   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverY   CatlinN
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettN
  GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfN   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonE
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafN   LarsonY   ListonY   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleY   PeltonN
  RansomY   RichY   RobertsY   SaineY
  SandridgeY   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperY   SullivanN   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY
  WillN   Williams D.Y   WilsonN   WoodrowY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-24
Committee Votes: 02/06/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-123
Senate Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-123, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  BridgesY   LundeenY   PriolaY   StoryY
  ToddY


02/27/2020 - House Committee Vote for SB20-123
House Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-123, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
  BaisleyY   BuckN   BucknerY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY
  KippY   LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonN


Amendments: Amendments

SB20-131 Reimbursement To P-tech Schools For College Costs 
Comment: Tech. Education
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Reimbursement To P-tech Schools For College Costs
Sponsors: M. Foote (D) | C. Holbert (R) / K. Mullica (D) | M. Soper (R)
Summary: Beginning in the 2020-21 budget year, the bill allows a school district, a board of cooperative services, a charter school, or the state charter school institute (local education provider) that operates a pathways in technology early college high school (p-tech school) to apply to the department of education (department) for reimbursement for the amount of tuition and fees and the costs of books and materials incurred in enrolling p-tech school students in postsecondary courses. The amount of the reimbursement is based on the average of the in-state tuition for local district colleges or community colleges, depending on the type of institution that provides the course, and is payable only for each successfully completed course credit hour. The state board of education must promulgate rules to implement the reimbursements. For the 2020-21 budget year and each budget year thereafter, the general assembly is directed to appropriate at least $2 million for the amount of the reimbursements. As part of the annual budget preparation process, the department will report the actual amount reimbursed and the amount expected to be reimbursed in the current and future budget years.
Status: 1/27/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/12/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/13/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-27
Committee Votes: 06/13/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-131
Senate Appropriations - Postpone Senate Bill 20-131 indefinitely.
  FooteY   GardnerY   GonzalesY   HansenY
  HiseyY   MorenoY   RankinY   RodriguezY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


02/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-131
Senate Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-131 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BridgesY   HillY   LundeenY   StoryY
  ToddY


Amendments:

SB20-137 FERPA Waiver For Behavioral Health Services 
Comment: K-12 (Student Health)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: FERPA Waiver For Behavioral Health Services
Sponsors: B. Gardner (R) / B. Buentello (D)
Summary: The bill requires the department of education (department) to make available on the department's website to all public schools a waiver form that a parent or legal guardian may use to waive for one school year the provisions of the federal "Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974" (FERPA), as necessary to allow school personnel to communicate with behavioral health care providers about a student's health records. The waiver form must include an explanation that signing the waiver is optional. The bill requires public schools to include the waiver form in the materials for pupil registration.
Status: 1/27/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
2/12/2020 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-27
Committee Votes: 02/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-137
Senate Health & Human Services - Postpone Senate Bill 20-137 indefinitely.
  CrowderY   FieldsY   GinalY   SmallwoodY
  WinterY


Amendments:

SB20-143 Funding Higher Education Student Transition Programs 
Comment: Higher Education
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Funding Higher Education Student Transition Programs
Sponsors: T. Story (D) / M. Young (D)
Summary: The bill establishes the higher education student transition pilot program (pilot program) in the department of higher education (department) to provide grants to partnering 2-year and 4-year institutions of higher education that establish a transition program that allows students to enroll in courses and access student services at both of the partnering institutions. Grants are awarded for one year and are renewed annually if the partnering institutions continue to operate a transition program. The pilot program is repealed, effective June 30, 2026. In order to be eligible for a grant, a 2-year institution and a 4-year institution must enter into a memorandum of understanding to establish a transition program. An individual institution is not eligible for a grant. Participation in the transition program must be free for each student, though students are responsible for tuition and fees for enrolling in courses and using student services. A transition program must: ! Classify each participating student as a student of both partnering institutions and allow the student to enroll in courses at either partnering institution; ! Provide participating students with access to the same student services and benefits available to a student enrolled in either partnering institution and offer wraparound support services; and ! Include a comprehensive advising program to ensure that the courses students are taking satisfy the requirements for a degree at both the 2-year institution and the 4-year institution.
Status: 1/27/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/13/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/10/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-27
Committee Votes: 06/10/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-143
Senate Appropriations - Postpone Senate Bill 20-143 indefinitely.
  FooteY   GardnerY   HansenY   HiseyY
  MorenoY   RankinY   RodriguezY   WinterY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


02/13/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-143
Senate Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-143 to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BridgesY   HillY   LundeenN   StoryY
  ToddY


Amendments:

SB20-149 Automatic Law Waivers For Rural School Districts 
Comment: K-12 (Rural School Flexibility)
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Automatic Law Waivers For Rural School Districts
Sponsors: L. Crowder (R) / R. Pelton (R)
Summary: The bill directs the state board of education (state board) to identify by rule a list of statutes and rules for which a rural school district board of education (local board) may invoke an automatic waiver. A local board may invoke an automatic waiver by adopting a resolution and transmitting the resolution to the state board and the commissioner of education. The local board may invoke the automatic waiver on behalf of the entire rural school district or for one or more identified schools of the district. An automatic waiver remains in effect until revoked by the local board through adoption of a resolution. A rural school district that invokes an automatic waiver must identify the automatic waiver on its website and, starting July 1, 2021, provide a standardized description of and rationale for each automatic waiver of statute and the contact information for a school district employee who can explain the automatic waiver. The department of education, working with a statewide association that represents school districts, must adopt standardized descriptions of and rationales for each of the statutes included on the list of automatic waivers for rural school districts adopted by the state board.
Status: 1/27/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/12/2020 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-01-27
Committee Votes: 02/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-149
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Postpone Senate Bill 20-149 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
  FieldsY   FooteY   HansenY   MarbleN
  SonnenbergN


02/12/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-149
Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs - Refer Senate Bill 20-149 to the Committee of the Whole.
  FieldsN   FooteN   HansenN   MarbleY
  SonnenbergY


Amendments:

SB20-158 Professional Training For Educators 
Comment: Educator Training
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Professional Training For Educators
Sponsors: N. Todd (D) / B. McLachlan (D) | J. Wilson (R)
Summary: The bill makes changes to the assistance programs that are designed to increase the number of educators within the state, especially in rural school districts, by: Expanding the educator loan forgiveness program by making it available to individuals who graduate from any preparation program that leads to educator licensure and removing the limitation of no more than 100 new participants per year; Clarifying that a stipend provided to teacher candidates in rural areas does not constitute student financial assistance; and Clarifying that a teaching fellow may choose to have a teaching fellowship program stipend awarded as student financial assistance or wages for employment. The bill amends the program requirements that the department of higher education and the Colorado commission on higher education (commission) must review when approving educator preparation programs (programs). Under existing law, following a review, the commission may approve a program, place the program on probation status, or terminate the program. The bill adds the option of granting the program conditional approval and directs the commission to adopt policies regarding how long a program may remain on conditional approval or probation and how a program is moved from one approval level to another. A program that receives conditional approval may continue accepting new students, but a program on probationary status cannot accept new students. Under existing law, the state board of education (state board) reviews the content of educator preparation programs to ensure the content prepares teachers to meet the teacher quality standards and qualify for licensure. The bill clarifies that the state board, based on the content review, may recommend that an educator preparation program be placed on conditional approval or probation and that the commission must work with the state board in determining the status of educator preparation programs.
Status: 2/4/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/13/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/2/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/3/2020 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
6/4/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/4/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to
6/4/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
6/6/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
6/8/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/9/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/19/2020 Sent to the Governor
6/19/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/19/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/30/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 14
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-158 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 2, line 8, strike "PREPARATION" and substitute
"PREPARATION, INCLUDING AN ALTERNATIVE PREPARATION PROGRAM
APPROVED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 60.5 OF TITLE 22,".

Page 4, line 5, after "incentives." insert "(1)".

Page 5, after line 4 insert:
"(2) FOR THE 2020-21 FISCAL YEAR AND EACH FISCAL YEAR
THEREAFTER, OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT APPROPRIATED TO FUND THE
PROGRAMS DESCRIBED IN THIS ARTICLE 76 AND THE TEACHING
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS DESCRIBED IN PART 3 OF ARTICLE 78 OF THIS
TITLE 23, THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL ALLOCATE TO
THE STIPENDS DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION
TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE AMOUNT REMAINING AFTER THE TEACHING
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS DESCRIBED IN PART 3 OF ARTICLE 78 OF THIS
TITLE 23 ARE FULLY FUNDED FOR THE APPLICABLE FISCAL YEAR; EXCEPT
THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY ADJUST THE PERCENTAGE ALLOCATED
BASED ON THE DEMAND FOR THE STIPENDS DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (1)
OF THIS SECTION AND FOR THE STIPENDS DESCRIBED IN SECTION
23-76-106 AND ON INPUT RECEIVED FROM REPRESENTATIVES OF RURAL
SCHOOLS OR SCHOOL DISTRICTS .
SECTION 4. In Colorado Revised Statutes, repeal 23-76-105 as
follows:
23-76-105. Teacher cadet program. On or before July 1, 2017,
the department of higher education shall establish teacher cadet programs
in identified rural schools and school districts. Money may be provided
to local school districts, charter schools, or the charter school institute,
any of which may contract with a board of cooperative services, to
identify and support high school students who are interested in pursuing
teaching careers in rural Colorado, including early childhood education.
Teacher cadet programs are encouraged to identify students, including
students with disabilities, who reflect the geographic, racial, and ethnic
diversity of the state. The department of higher education and the
department of education shall evaluate the effectiveness of the teacher
cadet program every five years.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 5, strike lines 6 through 8 and substitute "(1)(c), (1)(d), and (2); and
add (1)(e) and (5) as follows:
23-76-106. National board certified teacher stipends -
concurrent enrollment stipends - continuing education stipends.
(1) The department of higher education shall annually provide financial
stipends, not to exceed six thousand dollars each, to any:
(c) Teacher completing an alternative licensure program approved
by the department of education pursuant to article 60.5 of title 22 that
leads to initial licensure in the state of Colorado and full-time
employment as a teacher in a rural school or school district that serves
rural schools; or
(d) Individual seeking to complete the required course work
leading to certification as a special services provider and employment in
a rural school or school district that is providing services to rural schools;
OR
(e) TEACHER WHO IS EMPLOYED BY A RURAL SCHOOL OR SCHOOL
DISTRICT OR A RURAL BOARD OF COOPERATIVE SERVICES AND IS SEEKING
AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE ENDORSEMENT OR A MASTER'S DEGREE TO MEET
A FACULTY NEED OF THE RURAL SCHOOL, SCHOOL DISTRICT, OR BOARD OF
COOPERATIVE SERVICES.
(2) The stipends may be used to offset".

Page 5, after line 15 insert:
"(5) (a) FOR THE 2020-21 FISCAL YEAR AND EACH FISCAL YEAR
THEREAFTER, OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT APPROPRIATED TO FUND THE
PROGRAMS DESCRIBED IN THIS ARTICLE 76 AND THE TEACHING
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS DESCRIBED IN PART 3 OF ARTICLE 78 OF THIS
TITLE 23, THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL ALLOCATE, OF
THE AMOUNT REMAINING AFTER THE TEACHING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS
DESCRIBED IN PART 3 OF ARTICLE 78 OF THIS TITLE 23 ARE FULLY FUNDED
FOR THE APPLICABLE FISCAL YEAR:
(I) TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT TO THE STIPENDS DESCRIBED IN
SUBSECTIONS (1)(a), (1)(b), AND (1)(e) OF THIS SECTION; AND
(II) FIFTY PERCENT TO THE STIPENDS DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION
(1)(c) OF THIS SECTION.
(b) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBSECTION (5)(a) OF
THIS SECTION, THE DEPARTMENT MAY ADJUST THE PERCENTAGE
ALLOCATIONS BASED ON THE DEMAND FOR THE STIPENDS DESCRIBED IN
SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION AND FOR THE STIPENDS DESCRIBED IN
SECTION 23-76-104 AND ON INPUT RECEIVED FROM REPRESENTATIVES OF
RURAL SCHOOLS OR SCHOOL DISTRICTS. THE DEPARTMENT MAY
DISTRIBUTE ANY AMOUNT REMAINING AFTER AWARDING STIPENDS FOR
TEACHERS TO FUND THE STIPENDS DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (1)(d) OF
THIS SECTION.".

Page 15, after line 4 insert:
"SECTION 10. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 23-1-121.2
as follows:
23-1-121.2. Department directive - educator preparation
pathways - public information. BY OCTOBER 1, 2020, THE
DEPARTMENT SHALL POST ON THE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE A DESCRIPTION
OF EACH OF THE EXISTING PROGRAMS AND PATHWAYS THAT LEAD TO
TEACHER LICENSURE, INCLUDING ALTERNATIVE TEACHER PREPARATION
PROGRAMS APPROVED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 60.5 OF TITLE 22, TEACHER
PREPARATION PROGRAMS APPROVED PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-1-121,
TEACHER RESIDENCY PROGRAMS, STUDENT TEACHER PROGRAMS,
CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROGRAMS, TEACHER CADET PROGRAMS,
GROW YOUR OWN EDUCATOR PROGRAMS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 22-60.5-208.5, PROGRAMS FUNDED THROUGH THE
COLLABORATIVE EDUCATOR PREPARATION GRANT PROGRAM CREATED IN
SECTION 23-78-203, AND THE TEACHING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS
CREATED PURSUANT TO PART 3 OF ARTICLE 78 OF THIS TITLE 23. THE
DEPARTMENT SHALL ANNUALLY UPDATE THE DESCRIPTIONS OF PROGRAMS
AND PATHWAYS.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 15, after line 20 insert:
"SECTION 12. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-60.5-106,
amend (3) as follows:
22-60.5-106. Endorsement of license - effect - rules. (3) The
department of education shall collaborate with the department of higher
education to create a mentor teacher endorsement for teachers who
provide mentoring and oversight for teacher candidates in accordance
with the standards adopted by the department of higher education
pursuant to section 23-78-105 (3). The state board of education by rule
shall establish the criteria for the endorsement, which must, at a
minimum, include successfully completing training provided by an
educator preparation program, as defined in section 23-78-103, and at
least one full school year of successful experience serving as a mentor
teacher for a teacher candidate who is participating in clinical practice,
as defined in section 23-78-103. THE TEACHER MENTOR ENDORSEMENT
IS EXEMPT FROM THE MINIMUM COURSE WORK STANDARDS SPECIFIED IN
SECTION 22-60.5-203 (6).".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.


Agriculture &
Natural
Resources

Senate Journal, June 2
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-158 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Amend the Education Committee Report, dated February 13, 2020, page
1, line 19, strike "DISTRICTS." and substitute "DISTRICTS.".".

Page 1 of the committee report, strike lines 20 through 23.

Page 2 of the committee report, strike lines 1 through 11.

Page 3 of the committee report, line 18, strike "10." and substitute "9.".

Page 3 of the committee report, strike lines 37 and 38.

Page 4 of the committee report, strike lines 1 through 16.

Amend printed bill, page 6, strike lines 21 and 22 and substitute:

"SECTION 7. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend 23-78-306
as follows:".

Page 8 of the bill, after line 6 insert:

"(4) The general assembly shall annually appropriate to the
department of higher education the amount required to implement the
teaching fellowship programs as provided in this part 3. Any unexpended
and unencumbered money from an appropriation made for the purposes
of this part 3 FOR A STATE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING PRIOR TO JULY 1,
2020, remains available for expenditure by the department for the
purposes of this part 3 AND FOR THE PURPOSES OF SECTIONS 23-76-104
AND 23-76-106 in the next fiscal year without further appropriation.".

Page 15 of the bill, strike lines 21 through 27 and substitute:

"SECTION 11. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby
finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health, or safety."

Page 16 of the bill, strike lines 1 through 3.


Appro-
priations


Floor Votes: 06/04/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for SB20-158
  BridgesY   CookeN   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GarciaY   GardnerE   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HansenY   HillN   HiseyY
  HolbertN   LeeY   LundeenN   MarbleN
  MorenoY   PettersenY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottY   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergN
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardN   ZenzingerY


06/09/2020 - House Floor Vote for SB20-158
  ArndtY   BaisleyN   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldN   BuckN   BucknerY
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverN   CatlinY
  ChampionN   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerN   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyN   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpE
  LandgrafY   LarsonY   ListonN   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonE
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleN   PeltonN
  RansomN   RichN   RobertsY   SaineN
  SandridgeN   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperN   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY
  WillN   Williams D.N   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-02-04
Committee Votes: 06/02/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-158
Senate Appropriations - Refer Senate Bill 20-158, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  FooteY   GardnerY   GonzalesY   HansenY
  HiseyY   MorenoY   RankinY   RodriguezY
  WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


02/13/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-158
Senate Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-158, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
  BridgesY   HillE   LundeenY   StoryY
  ToddY


06/06/2020 - House Committee Vote for SB20-158
House Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-158 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BaisleyY   BuckY   BuentelloY   ColemanE
  CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY   KippY
  LarsonY   McCluskieY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


Amendments: Amendments

SB20-175 Assessment Score On A Student's Transcript 
Comment:
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Assessment Score On A Student's Transcript
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger (D) | B. Rankin (R) / B. Titone (D) | B. McLachlan (D)
Summary: The bill prohibits a student's assessment score from being indicated on the student's high school transcript unless the student chooses to indicate an assessment score on the transcript.
Status: 2/20/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/27/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/3/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/4/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/5/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
5/26/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/28/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over to 06/01/2020 - No Amendments
6/1/2020 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/4/2020 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/5/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
6/8/2020 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/13/2020 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/19/2020 Sent to the Governor
6/19/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
7/8/2020 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 28
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-175 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Amend printed bill, page 2, lines 14 and 15, strike "ASSESSMENT UNLESS
THE STUDENT AUTHORIZES THE INDICATION OF AN ASSESSMENT ON THE
STUDENT'S TRANSCRIPT." and substitute "ASSESSMENT.".

Page 1, strike lines 102 through 104 and substitute "ON A STUDENT'S
HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT.".


Finance


Floor Votes: 03/04/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for SB20-175
  BridgesY   CookeE   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GarciaE   GardnerY   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HansenY   HillY   HiseyY
  HolbertY   LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleY
  MorenoY   PettersenE   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


06/08/2020 - House Floor Vote for SB20-175
  ArndtY   BaisleyY   BeckerY   BenavidezY
  BirdY   BockenfeldY   BuckY   BucknerE
  BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverY   CatlinY
  ChampionY   ColemanY   CutterY   DuranY
  EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY   GarnettY
  GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY   GrayY   HerodY
  HoltorfY   HootonY   HumphreyY   JacksonY
  Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY   KippY   Kraft-TharpY
  LandgrafY   LarsonY   ListonN   LontineY
  McCluskieY   McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY
  Michaelson JenetY   MullicaY   NevilleY   PeltonY
  RansomY   RichY   RobertsY   SaineY
  SandridgeY   SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY
  SoperY   SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY
  Valdez A.Y   Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleY   WeissmanY
  WillY   Williams D.Y   WilsonY   WoodrowY
  YoungY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-02-20
Committee Votes: 02/27/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-175
Senate Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-175, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  BridgesY   HillY   LundeenY   StoryY
  ToddY


05/26/2020 - House Committee Vote for SB20-175
House Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-175 to the Committee of the Whole.
  BaisleyY   BirdY   BuckY   BuentelloY
  ColemanY   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY
  KippY   LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


Amendments: Amendments

SB20-184 Add To Public School Financial Literacy Standards 
Comment:
RMC2C Position:
PLAN Recommendation:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Add To Public School Financial Literacy Standards
Sponsors: J. Bridges (D) | P. Lundeen (R) / C. Kipp (D) | P. Buck (R)
Summary: The bill directs the state board of education (state board) to review, during the first review of standards performed after July 1, 2021, standards relating to the knowledge and skills that a student should acquire in school to ensure that the financial literacy standards for ninth through twelfth grade include an understanding of the costs associated with obtaining a postsecondary degree or credential and how to budget for and manage the payment for those costs, including managing student loan debt; understanding credit cards and credit card debt; and understanding retirement plans, including investments and retirement benefits. The bill adds to the resources contained in the existing financial literacy resource bank created and maintained by the state board specific references relating to assessing the affordability of higher education and how to budget and pay for higher education, as well as how to manage student loan debt; understanding credit cards and credit card debt; and understanding retirement plans, including investments and retirement benefits. Under current law, school districts are encouraged to adopt a financial literacy curriculum and to make completion of a course in financial literacy a graduation requirement. The bill adds assessing the affordability of higher education and how to budget and pay for higher education, as well as how to manage student loan debt, to the suggested financial literacy curriculum, as well as familiarizing students with the process and required forms to apply for financial aid, grants, and scholarships.
Status: 2/25/2020 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/5/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/10/2020 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/11/2020 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/11/2020 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
5/26/2020 House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Floor Votes: 03/11/2020 - Senate Floor Vote for SB20-184
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CrowderY
  DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY   FieldsY
  FooteY   GardnerY   GinalY   GonzalesY
  HansenY   HillY   HiseyY   HolbertN
  LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleN   MorenoY
  PettersenY   PresidentY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottY   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

Cal. Notif. Action:
Date Introduced: 2020-02-25
Committee Votes: 03/05/2020 - Senate Committee Vote for SB20-184
Senate Education - Refer Senate Bill 20-184 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
  BridgesY   HillE   LundeenY   StoryY
  ToddY


05/26/2020 - House Committee Vote for SB20-184
House Education - Postpone Senate Bill 20-184 indefinitely.
  BaisleyY   BirdY   BuckY   BuentelloY
  ColemanE   CutterY   ExumY   GeitnerY
  KippY   LarsonY   McLachlanY   Michaelson JenetY
  WilsonY


Amendments: