2019 Colorado Bill Tracker

Follow all the important education legislation making its way through Colorado’s statehouse.

Bill No. Title Full TextCCW SummaryIntro DateHouse SponsorsHouse CommitteeSenate SponsorsSenate CommitteeHearing DateStatusFiscal Notes
HB19-1002 Leadership Professional Development For School Principals Full Text of Bill

Concerning professional development in leadership for public school principals.

01/04/2019J. Wilson (R)
B. McLachlan (D)
EducationR. Zenzinger (D)House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations: 01/17/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/15/2019
HB19-1005 Income Tax Credit For Early Childhood Educators Full Text of Bill

Concerning an income tax credit for certain early childhood educators.

01/04/2019J. Buckner (D)
J. Wilson (R)
EducationN. Todd (D)
K. Priola (R)
House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations: 01/28/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/18/2019
HB19-1008 Include Career And Technical Education In Building Excellent Schools Today Program Full Text of Bill

Concerning the provision of grants for career and technical education capital construction through the "Building Excellent Schools Today Act".

01/04/2019T. Kraft-Tharp (D)
C. Larson (R)
EducationN. Todd (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
EducationGovernor Signed: 03/07/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/09/2019
HB19-1013 Child Care Expenses Tax Credit Low-income Families Full Text of Bill

Concerning the extension of the income tax credit for child care expenses paid by a resident individual with a federal adjusted gross income of twenty-five thousand dollars or less.

01/04/2019T. Exum Sr. (D)FinanceB. Pettersen (D)House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations: 01/24/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/23/2019
HB19-1016 Basic Skills Placement Tests For High School Full Text of Bill

Concerning measures to ensure that the basic skills placement or assessment tests administered by institutions of higher education are available for use by high schools.

01/04/2019T. Geitner (R)EducationHouse Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely: 01/31/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/11/2019
HB19-1017 Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade Social And Emotional Health Act Full Text of Bill

Concerning increasing access to school social workers in public elementary schools.

01/04/2019D. Michaelson Jenet (D)EducationR. Fields (D)House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations: 02/14/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/25/2019
HB19-1023 Foster Children Driving Licenses Full Text of Bill

Concerning issuance of driving authorization documents to foster children who are under eighteen years of age.

01/04/2019L. Saine (R)
D. Jackson (D)
Transportation and Local GovernmentN. Todd (D)
V. Marble (R)
Transportation and Energy03/26/2019Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy: 03/13/2019Fiscal Notes : 03/04/2019
HB19-1024 Colorado Youth Advisory Council Review Committee Full Text of Bill

Concerning creation of the Colorado youth advisory council review committee.

01/04/2019H. McKean (R)
B. Buentello (D)
EducationN. Todd (D)
D. Coram (R)
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments: 03/19/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/16/2019
HB19-1028 Medical Marijuana Condition Autism Full Text of Bill

Concerning the conditions for medical marijuana use for disabling medical conditions, and, in connection therewith, adding autism spectrum disorders to the list of disabling medical conditions for medical marijuana use.

01/04/2019K. Ransom (R)
E. Hooton (D)
Health and InsuranceD. Coram (R)
S. Fenberg (D)
Health and Human ServicesSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments: 03/20/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/26/2019
HB19-1032 Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education Full Text of Bill

Concerning comprehensive human sexuality education, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

01/04/2019S. Lontine (D)
Y. Caraveo (D)
Health and InsuranceN. Todd (D)
D. Coram (R)
Health and Human ServicesSenate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations: 02/28/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/08/2019
HB19-1036 Annual Stipends For Certified School Professionals Full Text of Bill

Concerning annual stipends for certain nationally certified school professionals.

01/04/2019J. Arndt (D)
B. McLachlan (D)
EducationN. Todd (D)EducationGovernor Signed: 02/28/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/11/2019
HB19-1049 Concealed Handguns On School Grounds Full Text of Bill

Concerning allowing concealed handgun permit holders to carry concealed handguns on school grounds.

01/04/2019P. Neville (R)State, Veterans, and Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 01/24/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/18/2019
HB19-1052 Early Childhood Development Special District Full Text of Bill

Concerning the creation of special districts to provide early childhood development services.

01/04/2019J. McCluskie (D)
J. Rich (R)
Transportation and Local GovernmentJ. Bridges (D)Local GovernmentSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments: 03/20/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/28/2019
HB19-1053 Computer Science Courses Offered In Schools Full Text of Bill

Concerning information relating to computer science courses offered in schools.

01/04/2019D. Valdez (D)
M. Catlin (R)
EducationD. Coram (R)
R. Rodriguez (D)
House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely: 02/05/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/09/2019
HB19-1055 Public School Cap Construction Financial Assistance Full Text of Bill

Concerning the provision of state financial assistance for public school capital construction, and, in connection therewith, increasing the amount of retail marijuana excise tax revenue that is credited to the public school capital construction assistance fund, increasing the maximum total amount of annual lease payments payable by the state for financial assistance provided under the terms of lease-purchase agreements, and more precisely tying the total amount of financial assistance provided to charter schools to the number of students enrolled in charter schools.

01/04/2019S. Bird (D)EducationR. Zenzinger (D)House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations: 03/04/2019Fiscal Notes : 03/14/2019
HB19-1059 Remove Redundant Language In Educator Licensing Full Text of Bill Concerning removing redundant language in the educator licensing statute regarding requirements for out-of-state applicants. 01/07/2019J. Arndt (D)EducationJ. Tate (R)EducationGovernor Signed: 03/11/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/09/2019
HB19-1066 Counting Special Education In Graduation Rates Full Text of Bill01/10/2019B. Buentello (D)
C. Kipp (D)
EducationM. Foote (D)EducationGovernor Signed: 03/07/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/17/2019
HB19-1079 End Taxpayer-funded Lobbying Act Full Text of Bill

Concerning restrictions on lobbying activities on behalf of certain agencies of state government.

01/11/2019D. Williams (R)State, Veterans, and Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 01/31/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/30/2019
HB19-1087 Local Public Meeting Notices Posted On Website Full Text of Bill

Concerning online notice of public meetings of a local governmental entity.

01/14/2019C. Hansen (D)
M. Soper (R)
Transportation and Local GovernmentR. Woodward (R)03/21/2019House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole: 03/19/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/29/2019
HB19-1093 Higher Education Fixed-rate Tuition Contracts Full Text of Bill

Concerning fixed-rate tuition contracts for bachelor degree programs at state-supported four-year institutions of higher education.

01/14/2019J. Wilson (R)EducationN. Todd (D)House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely: 03/14/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/29/2019
HB19-1094 Internet Link To Basic Life Skills Education Courses Full Text of Bill

Concerning the addition of basic life skills education to the list of courses for which public schools provide internet links to the department of education as part of the performance report.

01/14/2019M. Soper (R)EducationR. Woodward (R)House Third Reading Lost - No Amendments: 02/12/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/24/2019
HB19-1100 Prohibit Use Restriction On School District Property Full Text of Bill

Concerning prohibiting a school district board of education from including a use restriction on certain transactions involving the school district's property that would restrict the property from being used as a school for any grade from preschool through the twelfth grade.

01/14/2019T. Geitner (R)EducationP. Lundeen (R)
J. Bridges (D)
EducationGovernor Signed: 03/15/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/14/2019
HB19-1101 Prohibit Discrimination Labor Union Participation Full Text of Bill

Concerning the prohibition of discrimination against employees based on labor union participation.

01/14/2019K. Ransom (R)State, Veterans, and Military AffairsJ. Smallwood (R)House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 01/29/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/18/2019
HB19-1110 Media Literacy Full Text of Bill

Concerning implementing media literacy in elementary and secondary education.

01/15/2019L. Cutter (D)EducationHouse Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations: 02/07/2019Fiscal Notes : 03/12/2019
HB19-1112 Child Safety Accounts Full Text of Bill

Concerning support for students who are affected by school safety incidents, and, in connection therewith, creating school safety accounts and creating state income tax credits for supplemental payments and supplemental education scholarships.

01/15/2019P. Neville (R)State, Veterans, and Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/05/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/05/2019
HB19-1116 Hunter Education Courses In Public Schools Full Text of Bill01/16/2019H. McKean (R)
B. Buentello (D)
EducationHouse Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely: 02/12/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/06/2019
HB19-1120 Youth Mental Health Education And Suicide Prevention Full Text of Bill

Concerning multiple approaches to prevent youth suicide.

01/16/2019D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
D. Roberts (D)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesD. Coram (R)
S. Fenberg (D)
House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations: 03/01/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/01/2019
HB19-1121 Fifth-year High School & ASCENT Program Students Full Text of Bill

Concerning measures to support students who enroll in postsecondary courses during a fifth year of high school.

01/16/2019J. McCluskie (D)
D. Roberts (D)
EducationHouse Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations: 02/12/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/26/2019
HB19-1123 Income Tax Deduction For 529 Account K-12 Expenses Full Text of Bill

Concerning the alignment of the state income tax deduction for contributions to a 529 account with the changes in the federal "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" of 2017 that allow tax-free distributions for elementary and secondary tuition expenses.

01/16/2019C. Larson (R)EducationJ. Smallwood (R)House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely: 02/19/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/31/2019
HB19-1132 School Incentives To Use Colorado Food And Producers Full Text of Bill

Concerning Colorado food products in schools.

01/25/2019B. Buentello (D)
R. Pelton (R)
Rural Affairs and AgricultureD. Coram (R)House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations: 03/07/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/28/2019
HB19-1134 Identification And Interventions For Students With Dyslexia Full Text of Bill

Concerning researching effective methods for assisting early-grade students with dyslexia.

01/25/2019J. Buckner (D)
J. Wilson (R)
EducationN. Todd (D)House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations: 02/28/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/14/2019
HB19-1137 Expand Teacher Cadet Program Include Early Childhood Education Full Text of Bill Concerning supporting high school students' interest in early childhood education through the teacher cadet program.   01/25/2019J. Wilson (R)
D. Valdez (D)
EducationK. Priola (R)EducationSent to the Governor: 03/20/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/29/2019
HB19-1139 American Civics Education Full Text of Bill

Concerning an American civics course of study option in public schools.

01/28/2019T. Carver (R)EducationHouse Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely: 02/14/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/07/2019
HB19-1151 Special Education Opportunity Scholarships Full Text of Bill

Concerning scholarships for children with disabilities.

01/29/2019T. Geitner (R)State, Veterans, and Military AffairsHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/14/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/12/2019
HB19-1152 State Student Advisory Council Member Eligibility Full Text of Bill

Concerning eliminating the requirement that a student member of the state student advisory council for community colleges and occupational education must be an in-state student for tuition purposes prior to election to the state student advisory council for community colleges and occupational education.

01/29/2019L. Herod (D)
R. Galindo (D)
EducationJ. Gonzales (D)EducationSent to the Governor: 03/20/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/06/2019
HB19-1161 Comprehensive Physical Education Instruction Pilot Full Text of Bill

Concerning the creation of the health and wellness through comprehensive quality physical education instruction pilot program.

01/30/2019J. Buckner (D)
J. Wilson (R)
EducationN. Todd (D)
K. Priola (R)
House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations: 03/07/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/27/2019
HB19-1164 Child Tax Credit Full Text of Bill

Concerning the child tax credit, and, in connection therewith, enacting the "Working Families Tax Credit Act".

01/30/2019J. Singer (D)FinanceK. Priola (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations: 02/25/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/21/2019
HB19-1171 Expand Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act Full Text of Bill

Concerning expanding the grades eligible for the child nutrition school lunch protection program.

02/05/2019D. Michaelson Jenet (D)EducationK. Priola (R)
R. Fields (D)
House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations: 02/21/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/20/2019
HB19-1186 School Employment Background Check Clarification Full Text of Bill

Concerning fingerprinting options for background checks for school employees.

02/15/2019T. Exum Sr. (D)
B. McLachlan (D)
EducationJ. Cooke (R)
J. Bridges (D)
EducationIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Education: 03/13/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/22/2019
HB19-1187 Increase Student Aid Application Completion Rates Full Text of Bill

Concerning increasing completion rates of applications for student financial aid for higher education.

02/19/2019J. Coleman (D)EducationJ. Bridges (D)House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations: 03/14/2019Fiscal Notes : 03/01/2019
HB19-1190 Repeal Of Mill Levy Equalization Fund Full Text of Bill

Concerning repeal of the mill levy equalization fund.

02/19/2019C. Kipp (D)EducationHouse Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely: 03/05/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/26/2019
HB19-1192 Inclusion Of American Minorities In Teaching Civil Government Full Text of Bill

Concerning the inclusion of matters relating to American minorities in the teaching of social contributions in civil government in public schools, and, in connection therewith, establishing the history, culture, social contributions, and civil government in education commission to make recommendations to include the history, culture, and social contributions of American Indians, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and the intersectionality of significant social and cultural features within these communities, in the teaching and content standards for history and civics.

02/20/2019B. Buentello (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
EducationJ. Gonzales (D)House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments: 03/18/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/25/2019
HB19-1194 School Discipline For Preschool Through Second Grade Full Text of Bill

Concerning the discipline of preschool through second grade students enrolled in publicly funded education programs.

02/20/2019S. Lontine (D)
C. Larson (R)
EducationK. Priola (R)
R. Fields (D)
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments: 03/20/2019Fiscal Notes : 03/11/2019
HB19-1196 Financial Aid For Students With In-state Tuition Full Text of Bill

Concerning student financial assistance for students who are classified as in-state students for tuition purposes.

02/20/2019S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)EducationD. Moreno (D)03/21/2019House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole: 03/19/2019Fiscal Notes : 03/08/2019
HB19-1201 Board Of Education Executive Session Negotiations Strategy Full Text of Bill

Concerning the ability of a board of education of a school district to meet in executive session to discuss the district's strategy in conducting negotiations relating to certain employment-related agreements.

02/20/2019C. Kipp (D)
J. Wilson (R)
EducationD. Coram (R)
T. Story (D)
EducationSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments: 03/20/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/25/2019
HB19-1203 School Nurse Grant Program Full Text of Bill

Concerning the creation of a grant program to increase the number of school nurses.

02/20/2019K. Mullica (D)EducationN. Todd (D)House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations: 03/05/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/28/2019
HB19-1206 Higher Education Supplemental Academic Instruction Full Text of Bill

Concerning removing equity gaps in higher education by ensuring more students have access to supplemental academic instruction.

02/20/2019J. Coleman (D)
C. Larson (R)
EducationP. Lundeen (R)
J. Bridges (D)
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments: 03/19/2019Fiscal Notes : 03/07/2019
HB19-1208 Physical Therapists Youth Athletes Head Trauma Full Text of Bill

Concerning the designation of physical therapists as health care providers for the purpose of ensuring compliance with required head trauma guidelines in organized youth athletic activities.

02/21/2019J. Singer (D)
L. Landgraf (R)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesR. Fields (D)
R. Gardner (R)
03/21/2019House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole: 03/15/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/27/2019
HB19-1222 International Baccalaureate Exam Fee Grant Full Text of Bill

Concerning a grant program to reduce the amount of the international baccalaureate exam fee paid by students.

03/05/2019J. McCluskie (D)
C. Kipp (D)
EducationHouse Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations: 03/19/2019Fiscal Notes : 03/18/2019
HB19-1236 Workforce Diploma Pilot Program Full Text of Bill

Concerning the creation of a workforce diploma pilot program.

03/12/2019M. Gray (D)
T. Sullivan (D)
EducationN. Todd (D)03/26/2019Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations: 03/12/2019 
HB19-1243 16-year-olds Voting School District Elections Full Text of Bill

Concerning participation in school district elections by individuals at least sixteen years of age.

03/15/2019J. Coleman (D)State, Veterans, and Military AffairsD. Moreno (D)Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs: 03/15/2019 
HB19-1249 Safety And Accountability In School Contracts Full Text of Bill

Concerning the satisfaction of specified requirements to ensure accountability before a school district may enter into a professional services contract with a third-party contractor.

03/15/2019R. Galindo (D)
E. Sirota (D)
EducationJ. Danielson (D)03/28/2019Introduced In House - Assigned to Education: 03/15/2019 
HB19-1252 College Credit For Work Experience Full Text of Bill03/19/2019B. McLachlan (D)
T. Geitner (R)
Education04/02/2019Introduced In House - Assigned to Education: 03/19/2019 
HB19-1257 Voter Approval To Retain Revenue For Ed & Transp Full Text of Bill03/20/2019K. Becker (D)
J. McCluskie (D)
FinanceL. Court (D)
K. Priola (R)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance: 03/20/2019 
HB19-1258 Allocate Voter-approved Revenue For Education & Transportation Full Text of Bill03/20/2019K. Becker (D)
J. McCluskie (D)
FinanceL. Court (D)
K. Priola (R)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance: 03/20/2019 
SB19-002 Regulate Student Education Loan Servicers Full Text of Bill

Concerning the regulation of student education loan servicers.

01/04/2019F. Winter (D)
S. Fenberg (D)
Education03/21/2019Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole: 03/19/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/25/2019
SB19-003 Educator Loan Forgiveness Program Full Text of Bill

Concerning the educator loan forgiveness program to address educator shortages.

01/04/2019B. McLachlan (D)
J. Wilson (R)
D. Coram (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
Education03/21/2019Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole: 03/19/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/23/2019
SB19-007 Prevent Sexual Misconduct At Higher Ed Campuses Full Text of Bill

Concerning the prevention of sexual misconduct on higher education campuses.

01/04/2019J. Buckner (D)
B. McLachlan (D)
B. Pettersen (D)
F. Winter (D)
EducationIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Education: 01/04/2019 
SB19-009 Financial Incentives For Rural Educators Full Text of Bill

Concerning providing financial incentives for educators to work in rural areas.

01/04/2019J. Wilson (R)
B. McLachlan (D)
EducationN. Todd (D)EducationSent to the Governor: 03/15/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/08/2019
SB19-010 Professional Behavioral Health Services For Schools Full Text of Bill

Concerning professional behavioral health services for schools.

01/04/2019B. McLachlan (D)
D. Valdez (D)
R. Fields (D)Health and Human Services03/21/2019Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole: 03/19/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/15/2019
SB19-022 Bonuses For Highly Effective Teachers Full Text of Bill

Concerning support for local education providers to provide monetary rewards for teachers rated highly effective, and, in connection therewith, creating the highly effective teacher bonus program.

01/04/2019P. Lundeen (R)EducationSenate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely: 01/17/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/15/2019
SB19-025 Information To Students Regarding Safe Haven Laws Full Text of Bill

Concerning providing information to public school students regarding laws that provide for the safe abandonment of newborn children.

01/04/2019E. Hooton (D)Health and InsuranceJ. Smallwood (R)State, Veterans and Military AffairsSent to the Governor: 03/15/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/13/2019
SB19-033 Automatic Law Waivers For School Districts Full Text of Bill

Concerning automatic waivers of law for rural school districts.

01/04/2019O. Hill (R)State, Veterans and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 01/16/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/15/2019
SB19-039 Interdistrict Transportation Of Students Full Text of Bill

Concerning allowing interdistrict transportation of students only by adjacent school districts subject to the school districts' mutual consent.

01/04/2019D. Michaelson Jenet (D)EducationR. Zenzinger (D)
T. Story (D)
EducationGovernor Signed: 03/07/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/09/2019
SB19-048 Protect Students From Harmful Material Full Text of Bill

Concerning protecting public school students from electronically accessing harmful material.

01/07/2019K. Ransom (R)C. Holbert (R)JudiciarySenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely: 01/23/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/15/2019
SB19-059 Automatic Enrollment In Advanced Course Grant Program Full Text of Bill

Concerning creation of an automatic enrollment in advanced courses grant program in the department of education.

01/10/2019J. Buckner (D)D. Moreno (D)EducationSenate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations: 01/31/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/29/2019
SB19-060 Educator Supplies Tax Credit Full Text of Bill

Concerning a state income tax credit related to educators' personal expenses.

01/10/2019O. Hill (R)FinanceSenate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 02/05/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/30/2019
SB19-063 Infant And Family Child Care Action Plan Full Text of Bill

Concerning a strategic action plan to address infant and family child care home shortages in Colorado.

01/10/2019B. Buentello (D)
A. Valdez (D)
Public Health Care and Human ServicesK. Priola (R)
T. Story (D)
Health and Human Services03/22/2019Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services: 02/14/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/01/2019
SB19-066 High-cost Special Education Trust Fund Grants Full Text of Bill

Concerning high-cost special education grants awarded from a trust fund established for that purpose.

01/10/2019B. Buentello (D)N. Todd (D)FinanceSenate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations: 01/31/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/25/2019
SB19-069 Nonpublic School Teacher Development Programs Full Text of Bill

Concerning nonpublic schools' authority to operate certain teacher development programs.

01/10/2019J. Wilson (R)
B. Buentello (D)
EducationP. Lundeen (R)EducationGovernor Signed: 03/18/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/23/2019
SB19-074 Support For Literacy Enrichment For Young Students Full Text of Bill

Concerning monetary support to provide literacy enrichment for early-grade students who are identified as having a significant reading deficiency, and, in connection therewith, creating the literacy enrichment scholarship program.

01/10/2019P. Lundeen (R)EducationSenate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely: 01/31/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/29/2019
SB19-087 Students Subjected To A School Safety Incident Full Text of Bill

Concerning students who have been subjected to a school safety incident.

01/23/2019State, Veterans, and Military AffairsR. Woodward (R)State, Veterans and Military AffairsSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/04/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/31/2019
SB19-094 Extend School Finance Interim Committee Full Text of Bill

Concerning the legislative interim committee on school finance.

01/23/2019A. Garnett (D)EducationN. Todd (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
Education03/21/2019Introduced In House - Assigned to Education: 03/14/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/28/2019
SB19-095 Five-year Review Of Higher Education Funding Formula Full Text of Bill

Concerning the review of the funding formula for institutions of higher education.

01/23/2019C. Hansen (D)
H. McKean (R)
EducationN. Todd (D)
C. Holbert (R)
EducationHouse Third Reading Passed - No Amendments: 03/19/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/31/2019
SB19-097 Area Technical College Grant Program Full Text of Bill

CONCERNING A GRANT PROGRAM FOR AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGES

01/23/2019J. McCluskie (D)
M. Soper (R)
EducationD. Coram (R)
T. Story (D)
EducationHouse Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations: 03/12/2019Fiscal Notes : 03/11/2019
SB19-102 Innovation School Operating As A Community School Full Text of Bill

Concerning permitting a public school to include operation as a community school in its innovation plan.

01/23/2019B. Titone (D)EducationR. Zenzinger (D)EducationSenate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass: 03/19/2019Fiscal Notes : 01/28/2019
SB19-104 Elimination Of Duplicate Regulation Of School Building Full Text of Bill

Concerning the elimination of duplicate regulation of the property of a school district, district charter school, or institute charter school.

01/23/2019M. Baisley (R)C. Holbert (R)
M. Foote (D)
State, Veterans and Military AffairsIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs: 01/23/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/05/2019
SB19-128 School Finance Mid-year Adjustments Full Text of Bill02/04/2019D. Esgar (D)
B. McLachlan (D)
Appropriations N. Todd (D)
D. Moreno (D)
AppropriationsSent to the Governor: 03/19/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/19/2019
SB19-129 Regulation Of Online Schools Full Text of Bill

Concerning the regulation of online schools.

02/04/2019M. Froelich (D)EducationT. Story (D)Education03/21/2019Introduced In House - Assigned to Education: 03/15/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/14/2019
SB19-136 Expand Division Youth Services Pilot Program Full Text of Bill

Concerning an expansion of the pilot program in the division of youth services.

02/11/2019S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)P. Lee (D)JudiciarySenate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations: 03/13/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/22/2019
SB19-137 Extend The Colorado Student Leaders Institute Full Text of Bill Concerning the extension of the Colorado student leaders institute.

 

02/12/2019C. Hansen (D)
J. Wilson (R)
N. Todd (D)
L. Crowder (R)
Education03/22/2019Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations: 03/05/2019Fiscal Notes : 02/19/2019
SB19-161 Sunset Council For Parent Involvement In Education Full Text of Bill

Concerning the continuation of the state advisory council for parent involvement in education, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2018 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.

02/21/2019C. Kipp (D)J. Bridges (D)
T. Story (D)
EducationSenate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations: 03/07/2019Fiscal Notes : 03/05/2019
SB19-170 Inquiry Into College Applicant Criminal History Full Text of Bill

Concerning an inquiry into a college applicant's nonacademic conduct prior to admission.

02/28/2019L. Herod (D)R. Rodriguez (D)
J. Tate (R)
Education03/21/2019Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education: 02/28/2019Fiscal Notes : 03/15/2019
SB19-171 Apprenticeships And Vocational Technical Training Full Text of Bill

Concerning the creation of the Colorado state apprenticeship resource directory.

02/28/2019J. Danielson (D)Education03/21/2019Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education: 02/28/2019Fiscal Notes : 03/14/2019
SB19-176 Expanding Concurrent Enrollment Opportunities Full Text of Bill

Concerning measures to expand opportunities for students to earn postsecondary course credit while enrolled in high school.  education provider) that enrolls students in grades 9 through 12 is required to provide the opportunity for concurrent enrollment. A local education provider cannot unreasonably deny approval for concurrent enrollment or limit the number of postsecondary courses in which a qualified student may enroll unless the local education provider is unable to provide access due to technological capacity.

The bill clarifies the information that a local education provider must provide to qualified students and their parents concerning concurrent enrollment, dual enrollment programs, the transferability of postsecondary course credits, and the costs that a qualified student or the student's parent may incur by enrolling in a postsecondary course through concurrent enrollment or a dual enrollment program.

The bill clarifies that a qualified student and the student's parent are not required to pay tuition for concurrent enrollment or for enrolling in a postsecondary course through a pathways in technology early college high school, commonly known as a p-tech school.

The bill requires the department of education and the department of higher education to create a concurrent enrollment website to provide information to the public concerning the various types of programs available to enable students to earn postsecondary credits while enrolled in high school.

The bill creates the concurrent enrollment expansion and innovation grant program to provide grants to local education providers to use in starting to offer concurrent enrollment or expanding the availability of concurrent enrollment. The department of education must administer the grant program, including providing an annual report that explains how the grant money is used, who is enrolling in concurrent enrollment and the types of courses they are enrolling in, and the number and transferability of postsecondary credits earned through concurrent enrollment. The department must submit the report to the state board of education, the department of higher education, the Colorado commission on higher education, and the education committees of the general assembly. The department must also post the report to the concurrent enrollment website.

03/01/2019J. McCluskie (D)
T. Geitner (R)
P. Lundeen (R)
J. Bridges (D)
EducationIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Education: 03/01/2019 
SB19-179 Enhance School Safety Incident Response Grant Program Full Text of Bill

Concerning the enhance school safety incident response grant program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

03/01/2019J. Wilson (R)P. Lee (D)FinanceSenate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations: 03/19/2019Fiscal Notes : 03/18/2019
SB19-183 Alternate Procedure To Reorganize School Districts Full Text of Bill

Concerning creation of a voluntary alternate process for dissolution and annexation of the territory of a school district under specified circumstances.

03/04/2019D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
J. Wilson (R)
EducationK. Priola (R)
N. Todd (D)
EducationIntroduced In House - Assigned to Education: 03/20/2019Fiscal Notes : 03/13/2019
SB19-188 FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program Full Text of Bill

Concerning the creation of a family and medical leave insurance program.

03/07/2019M. Gray (D)
M. Duran (D)
F. Winter (D)
A. Williams (D)
Business, Labor and TechnologySenate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Finance: 03/13/2019Fiscal Notes : 03/12/2019
SB19-190 Teacher Preparation Program Support Full Text of Bill

Concerning measures to increase the number of individuals who are well-prepared to teach in public schools, and, in connection therewith, creating the "Growing Great Teachers Act".

03/08/2019B. McLachlan (D)
J. Wilson (R)
N. Todd (D)
B. Rankin (R)
Education04/04/2019Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education: 03/08/2019 
SB19-196 Colorado Quality Apprenticeship Training Act Of 2019 Full Text of Bill

Concerning the modification of procurement requirements for state contracts for public projects.

03/13/2019P. Lee (D)
J. Danielson (D)
State, Veterans and Military Affairs03/25/2019Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs: 03/13/2019 
SB19-199 READ Act Implementation Measures Full Text of Bill

Concerning measures to support effective implementation of the "Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act" for all students who receive services pursuant to READ plans.

03/18/2019J. McCluskie (D)
J. Wilson (R)
N. Todd (D)
B. Rankin (R)
Education04/04/2019Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education: 03/18/2019 
SB19-204 Public School Local Accountability Systems Full Text of Bill03/20/2019J. Arndt (D)
S. Bird (D)
T. Story (D)EducationIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Education: 03/20/2019