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HB19-1002 Leadership Professional Development For School Principals 
Short Title: Leadership Professional Development For School Principals
Sponsors: B. McLachlan | J. Wilson / R. Zenzinger
Summary:

The bill creates the school leadership pilot program (program) to provide professional development for public elementary, middle, and high school principals. During the 2019-20 budget year, the department of education (department) is directed to design and implement the program or contract with a nonprofit entity to design and implement the program. The program must include identification of high-quality school principals who will interact with the school principals selected to receive professional development through the program. The program must also include professional development in distributive and collaborative leadership skills with the goal of improving educator retention, school climate and culture, and student outcomes.

School principals may apply to receive professional development through the program during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 budget years. The department or the contracted entity must review the applications and recommend participants to the state board of education (state board), who shall select the participants. Subject to available appropriations, the state board must provide grants to the employing entities of the school principals who participate in the program either as high-quality school principals or to receive professional development. The grants are paid from money appropriated to the school leadership pilot program fund created in the bill.

By March 15, 2020, the department must report to the education committees of the general assembly concerning the design of the program. By January 15, 2022, the department must report to the education committees concerning implementation of the program, including recommendations for whether the program should be continued.

The program is repealed, effective July 1, 2022.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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Status: 1/17/2019 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
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Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
News: Education Committee Clears McLachlan Bill to Address Teacher Shortage
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HB19-1015 Recreation Of The Colorado Water Institute 
Short Title: Recreation Of The Colorado Water Institute
Sponsors: J. Arndt / J. Ginal
Summary:

The Colorado water institute was created in 1981 and automatically repealed in 2017. The bill recreates the institute.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Position:
Floor Votes: 01/23/2019 - House Floor Vote for HB19-1015
  ArndtY   BaisleyY   BeckerY   BeckmanY
  BenavidezY   BirdY   BockenfeldY   BuckN
  BucknerY   BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverY
  CatlinY   ColemanY   CutterY   District 57V
  DuranY   EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY
  GalindoY   GarnettY   GeitnerY   Gonzales-GutierrezY
  GrayY   HansenY   HerodY   HootonY
  HumphreyN   JacksonY   Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY
  KippY   Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LarsonY
  LewisN   ListonY   LontineY   McCluskieY
  McKeanY   McLachlanY   MeltonY   Michaelson JenetY
  MullicaY   NevilleY   PeltonN   RansomY
  RichY   RobertsY   SaineY   SandridgeN
  SingerY   SirotaY   SnyderY   SoperY
  SullivanY   TipperY   TitoneY   Valdez A.Y
  Valdez D.Y   Van WinkleN   WeissmanY   Williams D.N
  WilsonY


02/05/2019 - Senate Floor Vote for HB19-1015
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CourtY
  CrowderY   DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   FooteY   GardnerN   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HillN   HiseyY   HolbertN
  LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleN   MorenoY
  PettersenY   PresidentY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottY   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


Status: 2/13/2019 Sent to the Governor
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HB19-1017 Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade Social And Emotional Health Act 
Short Title: Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade Social And Emotional Health Act
Sponsors: D. Michaelson Jenet / R. Fields
Summary:

The bill creates the "Colorado K-5 Social and Emotional Health Act" (act). The act requires the department of education (department) to select a pilot school district (pilot district) to participate in a pilot program that ensures that a school social worker, as defined in the act, is dedicated to each of grades kindergarten through fifth grade. To the extent possible, the school social worker shall follow the same students through each grade. The general assembly shall appropriate the resources necessary for the pilot district to hire or contract with the additional school social workers.

The department shall select a pilot district that meets the characteristics outlined in the bill, including high poverty, ethnic diversity, and a large concentration of students in the foster care system.

Among other responsibilities consistent with the school social worker license, the school social worker shall provide needed services to students and their families in the pilot district, including identifying learning disabilities, conducting functional behavior assessments and developing behavior intervention plans, identifying food insecurities, and helping eligible students and their families access public benefits. Services must be provided at school and during school hours, as appropriate.

The pilot program begins operation during the 2020-21 school year and repeals in July 2027. The department shall contract with a professional program evaluator (evaluator) to conduct a preliminary evaluation in 2024 and a final evaluation before the repeal of the pilot program. The evaluator shall establish the method for the pilot district's data collection and monitor data throughout the pilot program.

The evaluator shall evaluate the effectiveness of services provided by the pilot program on the academic, mental, and physical health and well-being of the student cohorts within the scope of the pilot program.

The bill requires the department to request money for pilot program administration, employment contracts for social workers, and the pilot program evaluation through the annual budget process.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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Status: 2/14/2019 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
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Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
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HB19-1036 Annual Stipends For Certified School Professionals 
Short Title: Annual Stipends For Certified School Professionals
Sponsors: J. Arndt | B. McLachlan / N. Todd
Summary:

The bill adds nationally certified school psychologists as school professionals eligible for annual stipends awarded by the department of education (department) if the school psychologist meets the requirements set forth in the bill.

The bill clarifies that school counselors, who hold a certification from the national board for certified counselors or from the national board for professional teaching standards, are school professionals who have been eligible for annual stipends awarded by the department since the initial award was distributed during the 2009-10 school year.

The bill corrects the name of the national board for professional teaching standards by removing the word "principal" from the title.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Position:
Floor Votes: 01/28/2019 - House Floor Vote for HB19-1036
  ArndtY   BaisleyN   BeckerY   BeckmanN
  BenavidezY   BirdY   BockenfeldN   BuckN
  BucknerY   BuentelloY   CaraveoY   CarverN
  CatlinY   ColemanY   CutterY   District 57V
  DuranY   EsgarY   ExumY   FroelichY
  GalindoY   GarnettY   GeitnerN   Gonzales-GutierrezY
  GrayY   HansenY   HerodY   HootonY
  HumphreyN   JacksonY   Jaquez LewisY   KennedyY
  KippY   Kraft-TharpY   LandgrafY   LarsonY
  LewisN   ListonN   LontineY   McCluskieY
  McKeanN   McLachlanY   MeltonY   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   Williams D.N
  WilsonY


02/14/2019 - Senate Floor Vote for HB19-1036
  BridgesY   CookeN   CoramY   CourtY
  CrowderN   DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   FooteY   GardnerN   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HillN   HiseyY   HolbertN
  LeeY   LundeenN   MarbleN   MorenoY
  PettersenY   PresidentY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottN   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergN
  StoryY   TateN   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardN   ZenzingerY


Status: 2/14/2019 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
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HB19-1121 Fifth-year High School & ASCENT Program Students 
Short Title: Fifth-year High School & ASCENT Program Students
Sponsors: J. McCluskie | D. Roberts
Summary:

Current law allows a school district to include in its pupil enrollment students who were enrolled in a school that was designated as an early college before June 6, 2018, and who, after completing 4 years of high school, enroll for the 2018-19 or 2019-20 budget year in postsecondary courses. The bill extends this authority for one year to include students who enroll in postsecondary courses for the 2020-21 budget year.

Under current law, the department of education (department) designates as ASCENT program participants qualified students who meet specified criteria. Beginning in the 2021-22 budget year, the bill directs the department to first designate from among the qualified students who meet the existing criteria each qualified student who meets additional criteria that indicate the student is likely to complete a high-demand postsecondary certificate or degree during the ASCENT program year. The concurrent enrollment advisory board must consult with several departments, the governing boards of state higher education institutions, and local education providers to develop guidelines for implementing the prioritization requirement.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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Status: 2/12/2019 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
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HB19-1123 Income Tax Deduction For 529 Account K-12 Expenses 
Short Title: Income Tax Deduction For 529 Account K-12 Expenses
Sponsors: C. Larson / J. Smallwood
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, added distributions for tuition expenses in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school as qualified distributions thereby allowing, on the federal level, 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 tuition expenses in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school and designating such expenses as qualified distributions, which ensures that a taxpayer does not encounter tax recapture of any claimed deductions when such contributions are distributed for tuition expenses in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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Status: 1/16/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Finance + Appropriations
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Calendar Notification: Tuesday, February 19 2019
Education
1:30 p.m. Room 0107
(1) in house calendar.
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SB19-003 Educator Loan Forgiveness Program 
Short Title: Educator Loan Forgiveness Program
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger | D. Coram / B. McLachlan | J. Wilson
Summary:

The bill makes changes to the teacher loan forgiveness program, renaming it the educator loan forgiveness program (program) and revising the eligibility criteria for the program.

The program:

  • Repays up to $5,000 of qualified educational loans for up to 5 years for teachers and other educators employed in qualified positions under the program; and
  • Targets teachers and other educators employed in hard-to-fill positions due to geography or content area.

The department of education (department) is required to annually identify the content shortage areas that qualify for the program.

Subject to available appropriations, the Colorado commission on higher education (commission) shall approve up to 100 new participants in the program each year, and the bill specifies the criteria the commission shall use to prioritize applicants, if necessary.

The program includes the educator loan forgiveness fund, and the commission shall adopt policies that ensure that loan repayment is made only on qualified loans for educators in qualified positions.

The commission shall prepare an annual report for the general assembly that includes information concerning the content shortage areas identified by the department and information concerning the program participants.

The bill extends the repeal date of the program.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Position: Deliberating
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Status: 1/24/2019 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
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Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
News: Here’s a look at the first education bills to hit the Colorado legislature
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SB19-009 Financial Incentives For Rural Educators 
Short Title: Financial Incentives For Rural Educators
Sponsors: N. Todd / B. McLachlan | J. Wilson
Summary:

Under existing law, the department of higher education (department) annually awards up to 40 stipends of not more than $2,800 to students enrolled in teacher preparation programs who agree to teach in a rural school or rural school district. The bill removes the limit on the number of stipends and increases the amount to $4,000.

Under existing law, the department also annually awards up to 60 stipends to educators in rural schools and rural school districts who are seeking certain certifications. The bill removes the limit on the number of stipends.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Position:
Floor Votes: 01/30/2019 - Senate Floor Vote for SB19-009
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CourtY
  CrowderY   DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   FooteY   GardnerE   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HillY   HiseyY   HolbertE
  LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleY   MorenoY
  PettersenY   PresidentY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottE   SmallwoodE   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


Status: 2/14/2019 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
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Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
News: Here’s a look at the first education bills to hit the Colorado legislature
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SB19-066 High-cost Special Education Trust Fund Grants 
Short Title: High-cost Special Education Trust Fund Grants
Sponsors: N. Todd / B. Buentello
Summary:

The bill creates the high-cost special education trust fund (trust fund) to be used for high-cost special education trust fund grants (trust fund grants) to public school special education administrative units that have made significant expenditures in providing special education services to a child with a disability.

The trust fund consists of money transferred from the general fund to the trust fund for the 2018-19 fiscal year, as well as an annual appropriation beginning in the 2019-20 fiscal year from the marijuana tax cash fund to the trust fund.

The department of education may expend interest and income from the trust fund for trust fund grants awarded by the Colorado special education fiscal advisory committee (committee).

The bill specifies the eligibility criteria for a trust fund grant and criteria that the committee shall consider in determining the trust fund grant recipients and the amount of the trust fund grants.

The bill requires an annual report to the education committees of the general assembly concerning trust fund grants awarded during the fiscal year.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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Status: 1/31/2019 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
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SB19-094 Extend School Finance Interim Committee 
Short Title: Extend School Finance Interim Committee
Sponsors: P. Lundeen | N. Todd / A. Garnett
Summary:

Legislative Interim Committee on School Finance. The bill extends the work of the legislative interim committee on school finance (interim committee) for one year to include the 2019 legislative interim.

For the 2019 legislative interim, the bill maintains the party and chamber balance of legislative members on the interim committee and specifies the method for appointing interim committee members.

The bill permits the interim committee to determine whether and in which interim to study the issues set forth in statute.

The bill authorizes the interim committee to contract with a vendor or vendors to assist with or facilitate the work of the interim committee.

The bill authorizes the interim committee to use unexpended money from the 2018-19 budget year during the 2019-20 budget year to cover costs incurred by the interim committee, including the hiring of a consultant or facilitator, if applicable.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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Status: 1/30/2019 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
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Fiscal Notes Status: Fiscal impact for this bill
Calendar Notification: Friday, February 22 2019
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
8:00 AM LSB-B
(3) in senate calendar.
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SB19-095 Five-year Review Of Higher Education Funding Formula 
Short Title: Five-year Review Of Higher Education Funding Formula
Sponsors: N. Todd | C. Holbert / C. Hansen | H. McKean
Summary:

The bill requires the Colorado commission on higher education (commission) to conduct a review of the funding formula for institutions of higher education every 5 years and to submit a report on recommended changes to specified committees of the general assembly on or before November 1 of the year in which the review was conducted. It also specifies certain steps that the commission shall take in conducting the review.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Position:
Floor Votes: 02/13/2019 - Senate Floor Vote for SB19-095
  BridgesY   CookeY   CoramY   CourtY
  CrowderY   DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   FooteY   GardnerE   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HillY   HiseyY   HolbertY
  LeeY   LundeenY   MarbleY   MorenoY
  PettersenY   PresidentY   PriolaY   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottY   SmallwoodY   SonnenbergY
  StoryY   TateY   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardY   ZenzingerY


Status: 2/14/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations
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SB19-102 Innovation School Operating As A Community School 
Short Title: Innovation School Operating As A Community School
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger / B. Titone
Summary:

Under existing law, a public school may become an innovation school by submitting an innovation plan to its local school board and having the local school board approve that plan. The bill defines "community school" and permits a public school to include in its innovation plan that it will operate as a community school.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

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Floor Votes: 02/13/2019 - Senate Floor Vote for SB19-102
  BridgesY   CookeN   CoramY   CourtY
  CrowderN   DanielsonY   DonovanY   FenbergY
  FieldsY   FooteY   GardnerE   GinalY
  GonzalesY   HillN   HiseyN   HolbertN
  LeeY   LundeenN   MarbleN   MorenoY
  PettersenY   PresidentY   PriolaN   RankinY
  RodriguezY   ScottN   SmallwoodN   SonnenbergN
  StoryY   TateN   ToddY   Williams A.Y
  WinterY   WoodwardN   ZenzingerY


Status: 2/15/2019 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
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SB19-104 Elimination Of Duplicate Regulation Of School Building 
Short Title: Elimination Of Duplicate Regulation Of School Building
Sponsors: C. Holbert / M. Baisley
Summary:

The bill amends the regulatory authority of the state board of health, the department of public health and environment, and the department of human services (state agencies), so that in the event of a conflict between a law, rule, code, standard, or ordinance of a state agency and the department of education or applicable local government, the law, rule, code, standard, or ordinance of the department of education or applicable local government prevails with regard to matters concerning:

  • A building or structure on the property of a school district, charter school, or institute charter school; or
  • Public health, safety, and welfare on the property of a school district, charter school, or institute charter school.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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Status: 1/23/2019 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
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