Public Education & Business Coalition
Public Education & Business Coalition

HB21-1006 Fifth-day School Enrichment Programs Funding 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Fifth-day School Enrichment Programs Funding
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | P. Will (R) / L. Garcia (D) | D. Hisey (R)
Summary:

The bill creates the fifth-day academic enrichment and support grant program (program) to award grants on a 3-year cycle to one or more eligible community-based nonprofit organizations (organizations) to provide supplemental educational programs to full-day kindergarten through high school-aged children on the fifth day of the week for children in schools that have a 4-day school week.

To be eligible for a grant, organizations must, in part, have experience providing before- and after-school programs, serve a majority of children from low-income families, and have a relationship or partnership with a local school district that serves children in the program.

The state board of education (state board) awards program grants in a 3-year grant cycle, with an initial grant and automatic renewal of the grant for 2 years as set forth in the bill. The amount of the initial and renewal grants is determined by the state board based on the number of children served in the program and other criteria specified in the bill.

Grants must be used for one or more of the purposes specified in the bill, including to provide supplemental educational programming to support students' academic development on the fifth day of a 4-day school week, to provide meals for students attending the program, and to acquire educational materials and necessary technology to provide supplemental educational programming.

The state board shall promulgate rules to establish the program, including the application process and deadlines.

Grantees are required to report annually to the department of education (department) on the use of the grant money, with the department reporting to certain committees of the general assembly.

The bill creates a fund from which to pay program grants, consisting of money appropriated or transferred to the fund by the general assembly.


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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/18/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/5/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/7/2021 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/8/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
Amendments:

House Journal, March 19
30 HB21-1006 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
31 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
32 recommendation:
33
34 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 15, strike "AND".
35
36 Page 3, line 20, strike "WORKWEEK." and substitute "WORKWEEK; AND".
37
38 Page 3, after line 20 insert:
39
40 "(g) WHILE SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE OPERATING ON A FOUR-DAY
41 SCHOOL WEEK, SUPPLEMENTAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMMING AND RELATED
42 ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES CAN HELP PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH THE
43 SUPPORTS THEY NEED.".
44
45 Page 4, line 25, after "RELATED" insert "ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES AND".
46
47 Page 4, lines 25 and 26, strike "FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN" and substitute
48 "PRESCHOOL".
49
50 Page 4, line 27, strike "AGE." and substitute "AGE AND WHO ATTEND A
51 PUBLIC SCHOOL THAT OPERATES ON A FOUR-DAY WEEK.".
52
53 Page 5, line 4, after "ACADEMIC" insert "AND SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL".
54
55 Page 5, line 7, after "ACADEMIC" insert "AND SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL".
1 Page 5, line 12, strike "PROGRAMMING;" and substitute "PROGRAMMING
2 AND THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION TO AND
3 FROM PROGRAMMING;".
4
5 Page 5, line 18, strike "OR".
6
7 Page 5, after line 18 insert:
8 "(g) TO MAKE NEEDED ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH
9 DISABILITIES; OR".
10
11 Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.
12
13 Page 5, line 21, after "SHALL" insert "IMPLEMENT AND" and strike
14 "PROGRAM." and substitute "PROGRAM; EXCEPT THAT THE DEPARTMENT
15 SHALL NOT IMPLEMENT OR ADMINISTER THE GRANT PROGRAM UNLESS THE
16 GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATES SUFFICIENT MONEY TO THE FUND FOR
17 SUCH PURPOSES.".
18
19 Page 5, lines 22 and 23, strike "BEGINNING IN THE 2021-22 STATE FISCAL
20 YEAR,".
21
22 Page 5, strike line 27.
23
24 Page 6, strike line 1 and substitute:
25 "(4) PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 4 OF TITLE".
26
27 Page 6, line 22, strike "FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN" and substitute
28 "PRESCHOOL".
29
30 Page 6, line 23, strike "AGE; AND" and substitute "AGE AND WHO ATTEND
31 A PUBLIC SCHOOL IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT OPERATES ON A FOUR-DAY
32 WEEK; AND".
33
34 Page 7, line 8, strike "AND".
35
36 Page 7, line 12, strike "22-104-104." and substitute "22-104-104; AND".
37
38 Page 7, after line 12 insert:
39
40 "(c) A DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS WITH
41 DISABILITIES WILL BE ADDRESSED AND ACCOMMODATED.".
42
43 Page 8, strike line 19 and substitute "FEBRUARY 15 IN EACH FISCAL
44 YEAR".
45
46 Page 8, line 20, strike "THEREAFTER".
47
48 Page 9, lines 10 and 11, strike "APRIL 1, 2022, AND ON OR BEFORE APRIL
49 1 EACH YEAR THEREAFTER" and substitute "APRIL 1 IN EACH FISCAL YEAR
50 IN WHICH A GRANT IS AWARDED".
51
11 52 Strike "EDUCATIONAL" and substitute "ENRICHMENT" on: Page 3, lines
53 and 23; Page 4, line 24; Page 5, lines 3, 6, 12, 14, and 18; Page 6, lines
54 15 and 20; Page 8, line 14; and Page 9, line 7.
55
1 Page 1, line 101, strike "EDUCATIONAL" and substitute "ENRICHMENT"
2
3

House Journal, April 7
17 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated March 18, 2021, and placed
18 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 5, 2021.
19
20 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Esgar.
21
22 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 22, after "ORGANIZATIONS" insert "AND
23 ELIGIBLE RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS".
24
25 Page 3, lines 24 and 25, strike "IN THE COMMUNITY".
26
27 Page 4, after line 8 insert:
28 "(3) "ELIGIBLE RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT" MEANS A SCHOOL
29 DISTRICT THAT THE DEPARTMENT DETERMINES IS RURAL, BASED ON THE
30 GEOGRAPHIC SIZE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE DISTANCE OF THE
31 SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM THE NEAREST LARGE, URBANIZED AREA, AND THAT
32 MEETS THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SECTION
33 22-104-105.".
34
35 Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.
36
37 Page 4, line 24, after "ORGANIZATIONS" insert "AND ELIGIBLE RURAL
38 SCHOOL DISTRICTS".
39
40 Page 6, line 11, after "(1)" insert "(a)".
41
42 Page 6, line 13, strike "(a)" and substitute "(I)".
43
44 Page 6, line 17, strike "(b)" and substitute "(II)".
45
46 Page 6, line 22, strike "(c)" and substitute "(III)".
47
48 Page 6, line 24, strike "(d)" and substitute "(IV)".
49
50 Page 7, after line 1, insert:
51 "(b) TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A GRANT, AN ELIGIBLE RURAL
52 SCHOOL DISTRICT MUST BE OPERATING ON A FOUR-DAY SCHOOL WEEK:
53 (I) HAVE NO ELIGIBLE COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION THAT
105 54 MEETS THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SECTION 22-104-
55 OPERATING WITHIN THE RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT'S BOUNDARIES; AND
56
1 (II) SERVE A MAJORITY OF CHILDREN WHO QUALIFY FOR FREE OR
2 REDUCED-PRICE MEALS UNDER THE FEDERAL "RICHARD B. RUSSELL
3 NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT", 42 U.S.C. SEC. 1751 ET SEQ., OR WHOSE
4 FAMILIES ARE AT OR BELOW TWO HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL
5 POVERTY LEVEL.".
6
7 Page 7, line 3, strike "ORGANIZATION MUST" and substitute
8 "ORGANIZATION OR ELIGIBLE RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL".
9
10 Page 7, line 6, after "ORGANIZATION" insert "OR ELIGIBLE RURAL SCHOOL
11 DISTRICT".
12
13 Page 7, lines 9 and 10, strike "ELIGIBLE COMMUNITY-BASED
14 ORGANIZATION'S".
15
16 Page 7, line 11, after "ORGANIZATION'S" insert "OR ELIGIBLE RURAL
17 SCHOOL DISTRICT'S".
18
19 Page 7, lines 16 and 17, strike "TO ELIGIBLE COMMUNITY-BASED
20 ORGANIZATIONS".
21
22 Page 8, line 21, after "ORGANIZATION" insert "AND ELIGIBLE RURAL
23 SCHOOL DISTRICT".
24
25 Page 8, line 23, strike "INFORMATION:" and substitute "INFORMATION, IF
26 APPLICABLE:".
27
28 Page 9, strike lines 13 and 14 and substitute "PROVIDED TO THE
29 DEPARTMENT BY GRANT RECIPIENTS TO THE EDUCATION COMMITTEES OF
30 THE SENATE AND".
31
32 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
33 Reading and Final Passage.
34


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Esgar and Will-
Senate Sponsors: Garcia and Hisey--

HB21-1010 Diverse K-12 Educator Workforce Report 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, April 13 2021
State Library Appropriations
8:00 a.m. Room Old
(3) in house calendar.
Short Title: Diverse K-12 Educator Workforce Report
Sponsors: N. Ricks | S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D) / R. Fields (D)
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 must include those agencies, persons, and organizations specified in the bill. The departments may seek recommendations or nominations from interested stakeholders.

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, 2022. The workgroup may submit interim findings and recommendations during the 2022 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 of higher education 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.


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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/25/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
Amendments:

House Journal, March 26
33 HB21-1010 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
34 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
35 recommendation:
36
37 Amend printed bill, page 4, strike line 19 and substitute "STAKEHOLDERS.
38 THE WORKGROUP MEMBERS MUST BE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE RACIAL
39 AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY OF THE COLORADO STUDENT POPULATION, AS
40 DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, BY ENSURING THAT AT
41 LEAST FIFTY PERCENT OF THE WORKGROUP IS COMPRISED OF PERSONS
42 FROM HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITY GROUPS. THE
43 WORKGROUP MAY CONSIST OF MEMBERS FROM OTHER WORKGROUPS
44 WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION OR DEPARTMENT OF
45 EDUCATION. AT A MINIMUM, THE SELECTED WORKGROUP MEMBERS MUST
46 INCLUDE".
47
48


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Ricks-
Senate Sponsors: Fields--

HB21-1055 Compensation For School District Board Members 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Thursday, April 22 2021
SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1:30 PM SCR 357
(3) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Compensation For School District Board Members
Sponsors: S. Woodrow (D) / B. Pettersen (D)
Summary:

The bill removes the restriction on compensation for a president or vice-president of a school district board of education (board) and allows for the compensation of members of a board. The bill also clarifies that any modification to compensation cannot occur during an officer's or member's term in office. The bill also requires that a board set compensation rates for officers and members by written resolution. The bill also allows members of a board to be reimbursed for necessary expenses in amounts approved by a majority vote of the board.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/11/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/16/2021 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/17/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/25/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
Amendments:

House Journal, March 16
27 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 4, after "(5)" insert "(a)".
28
29 Page 2, after line 16 insert:
30
31 (b) "IF A BOARD ADOPTS A RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE
32 COMPENSATION TO OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, THE BOARD
33 SHALL SUBMIT TO THE ELIGIBLE ELECTORS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, AT
34 THE NEXT REGULAR BIENNIAL SCHOOL ELECTION, A PROPOSAL TO
35 COMPENSATE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. THE BALLOT
36 QUESTION SHALL BEGIN WITH THE WORDS:"SHALL [SCHOOL DISTRICT]
37 PROVIDE COMPENSATION TO SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND OFFICERS IN
38 THE AMOUNT OF [X] DOLLARS FOR EACH MEMBER AND OFFICER
39 ANNUALLY?". IF A MAJORITY OF VOTES CAST AT THE ELECTION ARE "YES",
40 THE RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE COMPENSATION IS EFFECTIVE AS OF THE
41 DATE OF THE CERTIFICATION OF THE ELECTION; EXCEPT THAT, A MEMBER
42 OR OFFICER OF THE BOARD IS ONLY ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE COMPENSATION
43 IF THE MEMBER OR OFFICER IS SWORN IN OR APPOINTED AFTER THE
44 EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE RESOLUTION. IF A MAJORITY OF VOTES CAST AT
45 THE ELECTION ARE "NO", THE RESOLUTION DOES NOT TAKE EFFECT.".
46
47 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
48
49 YES 22 NO 38 EXCUSED 5 ABSENT
50 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
51 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie E Snyder N
52 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper E
53 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
54 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
55 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
1 Bird N Herod E Mullica N Valdez A. N
2 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville E Valdez D. N
3 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz N Van Beber Y
4 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
5 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
6 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
7 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
8 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks E Woodrow N
9 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
10 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
11 Speaker N

House Journal, March 16
19 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 4, strike "education." and substitute
20 "education - definition.".
21
22 Page 2, line 16, after the period add: "NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
23 PROVISION OF LAW, OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF A BOARD SHALL NOT
24 RECEIVE COMPENSATION IN AN AMOUNT THAT EXCEEDS FIFTY PERCENT OF
25 THE ANNUAL COMPENSATION PAID TO A STARTING TEACHER IN THE
26 BOARD'S SCHOOL DISTRICT AS OF THE TIME THE BOARD ADOPTS A
27 RESOLUTION PROVIDING COMPENSATION TO OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF A
28 BOARD. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBSECTION (5), "TEACHER" MEANS A
29 PERSON EMPLOYED TO INSTRUCT STUDENTS IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL IN THE
30 STATE.".
31
32 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
33
34 YES 27 NO 33 EXCUSED 5 ABSENT
35 Amabile N Exum N Lynch N Sirota N
36 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie E Snyder N
37 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper E
38 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
39 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
40 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone Y
41 Bird N Herod E Mullica N Valdez A. N
42 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville E Valdez D. Y
43 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz Y Van Beber Y
44 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
45 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
46 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
47 Cutter Y Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
48 Daugherty Y Larson Y Ricks E Woodrow N
49 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
50 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young Y
51 Speaker N

House Journal, March 16
5 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 16, after the period add: "A BOARD SHALL
6 ANNUALLY REPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, CREATED
7 PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-1-115, ANY COMPENSATION PROVIDED TO ITS
8 OFFICERS AND MEMBERS.
9
10 SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 22-2-146 as
11 follows:
12 22-2-146. Department of education - school board
13 compensation reporting requirement. COMMENCING IN 2022 AND
14 EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL INCLUDE THE
15 AGGREGATED AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION PROVIDED TO SCHOOL BOARD
16 MEMBERS AND OFFICERS AS WELL AS THE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION
17 PROVIDED TO SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND OFFICERS IN EACH SCHOOL
18 DISTRICT AS REPORTED IN ANY COMPENSATION REPORTS PROVIDED
19 PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-32-104 (5) AS PART OF THE DEPARTMENT'S
20 PRESENTATION TO ITS JOINT COMMITTEES OF REFERENCE AT A HEARING
21 HELD PURSUANT TO SECTION 2-7-203 (2)(a) OF THE "STATE
22 MEASUREMENT FOR ACCOUNTABLE, RESPONSIVE, AND TRANSPARENT
23 (SMART) GOVERNMENT ACT".".
24
25 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
26
27 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
28
29 YES 23 NO 37 EXCUSED 5 ABSENT
30 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
31 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie E Snyder N
32 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper E
33 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
34 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
35 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
36 Bird N Herod E Mullica N Valdez A. N
37 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville E Valdez D. N
38 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz N Van Beber Y
39 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
40 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
41 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
42 Cutter Y Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
43 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks E Woodrow N
44 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
45 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
46 Speaker N

House Journal, March 16
1 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 16, after the period add:
2 "NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE GIFT BAN
3 RESTRICTIONS OF SUBSECTIONS (1), (2), AND (3) OF SECTION 3 OF ARTICLE
4 XXIX OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION AND THE PENALTIES PROVIDED IN
5 SECTION 6 OF ARTICLE XXIX OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION APPLY TO ANY
6 OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF A BOARD THAT ARE PROVIDED COMPENSATION
7 PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (5).".
8
9 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
10
11 YES 31 NO 30 EXCUSED 4 ABSENT
12 Amabile N Exum Y Lynch Y Sirota N
13 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie E Snyder N
14 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper E
15 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan Y
16 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan Y Tipper N
17 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
18 Bird N Herod E Mullica N Valdez A. N
19 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville E Valdez D. N
20 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz Y Van Beber Y
21 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
22 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman Y
23 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
24 Cutter Y Kipp Y Rich Y Williams Y
25 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks Y Woodrow N
26 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
27 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young Y
28 Speaker N


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Woodrow-
Senate Sponsors: --

HB21-1059 Online Student Protections 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Thursday, April 15 2021
House Education
1:30 p.m. Room 0107
(3) in house calendar.
Short Title: Online Student Protections
Sponsors: T. Geitner (R) | M. Bradfield / P. Lundeen (R)
Summary:

If a school district, board of cooperative services, or charter school (local education provider) provides educational programming via online instruction to a student (online student), the bill prohibits the local education provider from:

  • Prohibiting the online student's parent from being present while the student participates in online instruction;
  • Recording the online student without prior written approval from the student's parent;
  • Imposing requirements concerning the online student's physical environment except to directly assist the student in focusing on instruction; and
  • Suspending or expelling an online student based on an item observed in the student's physical environment or the student's behavior while participating in online instruction, unless the behavior constitutes repeated interference with the local education provider's ability to provide online instruction to other students.

The bill specifies that the limitation on suspending or expelling an online student applies to suspensions and expulsions that occur on or after March 23, 2020.

The bill specifies that the premises, facilities, and buildings of an educational institution do not include the private residence of an online student for purposes of the crime of interference with staff, faculty, or students of educational institutions.


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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Geitner and Bradfield-
Senate Sponsors: Lundeen--

HB21-1067 College Admission Use Of National Test Score 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 14 2021
SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Upon Adjournment SCR 357
(2) in senate calendar.
Short Title: College Admission Use Of National Test Score
Sponsors: C. Kipp (D) | T. Exum (D) / T. Story (D) | J. Buckner
Summary:

The governing board of a state institution of higher education (institution) may, but is not required to, require a national assessment test score as an eligibility criterion for admission.

An applicant may submit a national assessment test score to an institution that does not require a national assessment test score as an eligibility criterion and request that the institution consider the national assessment test score.Each institution shall submit an annual report to the department of higher education concerning the first-time freshman cohort. The department of higher education shall submit a collective annual report to the education committees of the house of representatives and the senate. Starting June 30, 2023, the department of higher education (department) shall publish an annual report of various data concerning first-time freshmen students.

By June 30, 2032, the commission on higher education shall submit a report to the general assembly analyzing the annual reports submitted by the department and analyzing how the optional use of a national assessment test score as an eligibility criterion impacted access to higher education.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/18/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/23/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/25/2021 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/26/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/29/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
Amendments:

House Journal, March 19
6 HB21-1067 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
7 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
8 recommendation:
9
10 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 6, strike "definitions - repeal." and
11 substitute "definitions.".
12
13 Page 3, after line 19 insert:
14
15 "(IV) ON OR BEFORE AN APPLICATION DEADLINE, AN APPLICANT
16 MAY SUBMIT A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE TO A
17 STATE-SUPPORTED BACCALAUREATE AND GRADUATE INSTITUTION OF
18 HIGHER EDUCATION THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT
19 TEST SCORE AS AN ELIGIBILITY CRITERION AND REQUEST THAT THE
20 INSTITUTION CONSIDER THE NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE AS AN
21 ADMISSIONS CRITERION FOR THE APPLICANT. THE INSTITUTION SHALL
22 CONSIDER A NATIONAL TEST SCORE SUBMISSION PURSUANT TO THIS
23 SUBSECTION (1)(b)(IV) AS A PART OF THE ADMISSION DECISION FOR THE
24 APPLICANT.".
25
26 Page 3, strike lines 20 through 27.
27
28 Page 4, strike lines 1 through 8 and substitute:
29 "(10.5) (a) (I) ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30, 2023, AND ON OR BEFORE
30 JUNE 30 EACH YEAR THEREAFTER, THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL
31 PUBLISH AN ANNUAL REPORT INCLUDING:
32 (A) WHICH STATE-SUPPORTED BACCALAUREATE AND GRADUATE
33 INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION REQUIRED, AND WHICH INSTITUTIONS
34 DID NOT REQUIRE, A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE AS AN
35 ELIGIBILITY CRITERION FOR THE PREVIOUS ACADEMIC YEAR'S FIRST-TIME
36 FRESHMAN COHORT;
37 (B) THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN STUDENTS, BOTH
38 STATEWIDE AND BY INSTITUTION, WHO SUBMITTED OR DID NOT SUBMIT A
39 NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE, DISAGGREGATED BY RACE,
40 ETHNICITY, AND GENDER;
41 (C) THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN STUDENTS, BOTH
42 STATEWIDE AND BY INSTITUTION, WHO SUBMITTED OR DID NOT SUBMIT A
43 NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE, DISAGGREGATED BY RACE,
44 ETHNICITY, AND GENDER, AND ENROLLED IN AN INSTITUTION;
45 (D) THE PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS, BOTH STATEWIDE AND BY
46 INSTITUTION, WHO SUBMITTED OR DID NOT SUBMIT A NATIONAL
47 ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE, DISAGGREGATED BY RACE, ETHNICITY, AND
48 GENDER, WHO ENROLLED IN THE INSTITUTION IN A SUBSEQUENT ACADEMIC
49 YEAR;
50 (E) THE PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS, BOTH STATEWIDE AND BY
51 INSTITUTION, WHO SUBMITTED OR DID NOT SUBMIT A NATIONAL
52 ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE, DISAGGREGATED BY RACE, ETHNICITY, AND
53 G E N D E R , W H O G R A D U A T E D F R O M T H E I N S T I T U T I O N ;
54
55 (F) AVAILABLE DATA CONCERNING THE PERCENTAGE OF RESIDENT
1 FIRST-GENERATION UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
2 23-18-302 (12), FROM THE COHORT; AND
3 (G) AVAILABLE DATA CONCERNING THE PERCENTAGE OF
4 STUDENTS FROM THE COHORT WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FEDERAL PELL
5 GRANT.".
6
7 Page 4, line 9, strike "CURRENT" and substitute "PREVIOUS".
8
9 Page 4, line 10, strike "INSTITUTION" and substitute "DEPARTMENT OF
10 EDUCATION".
11
12 Page 4, line 20, strike "MARCH 1, 2022, AND ON OR BEFORE MARCH 1"
13 and substitute "JUNE 30, 2023, AND ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30".
14
15 Page 4, line 24, strike "SECTION" and substitute "SECTION.".
16
17 Page 4, strike line 25.
18
19 Page 4, strike line 26 and substitute:
20
21 "(c) BY JUNE 30, 2032, THE COMMISSION SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT
22 TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY INCLUDING AN ANALYSIS OF THE ANNUAL
23 REPORTS SUBMITTED PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (10.5)(a) OF THIS SECTION
24 AND AN ANALYSIS OF HOW THE OPTIONAL USE OF A NATIONAL
25 ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE AS AN ELIGIBILITY CRITERION IMPACTED ACCESS
26 TO HIGHER EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS.".
27
28

House Journal, March 24
46 Amendment recommended by Education Report, dated March 19, 2021,
47 and placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
48 March 19, 2021.
49
2021 50 Laid Over until March 25,
51
52

House Journal, March 25
27 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated March 19, 2021, and placed
28 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, March 19,
29 2021.
30
31 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Kipp.
32
33 Amend the Education Committee Report, dated March 18, 2021, page 1,
34 lines 9 and 10, strike "SCORE AS AN ADMISSIONS CRITERION FOR THE
35 APPLICANT." and substitute "SCORE.".
36
37 Page 1, line 17, strike "OF EDUCATION".
38
39 Page 2, lines 28 and 29, strike ""DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION"." and
40 substitute ""DEPARTMENT".".
41
42 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
43 Reading and Final Passage.
44


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Kipp and Baisley-
Senate Sponsors: Story and Buckner--

HB21-1080 Nonpublic Education And COVID-19 Relief Act 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Nonpublic Education And COVID-19 Relief Act
Sponsors: M. Baisley (R)
Summary:

The bill establishes a private school tuition income tax credit commencing on or after January 1, 2021, that allows any taxpayer to claim a credit when the taxpayer enrolls a qualified child in a private school or the taxpayer provides a scholarship to a qualified child for enrollment in a private school. The private school issues the taxpayer a credit certificate and the amount of the credit is:

  • For full-time attendance, an amount equal to either the tuition paid or the scholarship provided to a qualified child, as applicable, or 50% of the previous year's state average per pupil revenues, whichever is less; and
  • For half-time attendance, an amount equal to either the tuition paid or the scholarship provided to a qualified child, as applicable, or 25% of the previous year's state average per pupil revenues, whichever is less.

The bill also establishes a home-based education income tax credit commencing on or after January 1, 2021, that allows any taxpayer who uses home-based education for a qualified child to claim an income tax credit in an amount equal to:

  • $1,000 for a taxpayer who uses home-based education for a qualified child who was enrolled on a full-time basis in a public school in the state prior to being taught at home; and
  • $500 for a taxpayer who uses home-based education for a qualified child who was enrolled on a half-time basis in a public school in the state prior to being taught at home.

Both credits may be carried forward for 3 years but may not be refunded. In addition, the credits may be transferred, subject to certain limitations.


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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
2/25/2021 House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Baisley, Soper, Bockenfeld, Carver, Catlin, Larson, McKean, Pelton, Pico, Ransom, Rich,Van Beber, Woog-
Senate Sponsors: --

HB21-1087 Teaching And Learning Conditions Survey 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Teaching And Learning Conditions Survey
Sponsors: L. Daugherty | M. Bradfield / J. Danielson (D)
Summary:

Under current law, the department of education (department) administers the teaching and learning conditions survey (survey) every 2 years to assess teaching and learning conditions as predictors of student achievement, retention of teachers, and the relationship between teaching and learning conditions and school administration. The department administers the survey to all preschool, elementary, and secondary teachers in Colorado public schools.

Under current law, an education support professional (ESP) is not permitted to take the survey. The bill authorizes an ESP who provides direct instruction, supports licensed staff in an educational capacity, or supports instruction and the learning environment to take the survey.


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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
2/25/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/26/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/26/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/29/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/30/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
Amendments:

House Journal, March 26
18 HB21-1087 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
19 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
20 recommendation:
21
22 Amend printed bill, page 3, after line 16 insert:
23
24 "SECTION 3. Appropriation. For the 2021-22 state fiscal year,
25 $53,500 is appropriated to the department of education. This
26 appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the
27 department may use this appropriation for educator perception.".
28
29 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
30
31 Page 1, line 103, strike "SURVEY." and substitute "SURVEY, AND, IN
32 CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
33
34

House Journal, March 26
25 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated March 26, 2021, and
26 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, March
27 26, 2021.
28
29 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
30 Reading and Final Passage.


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Daugherty and Bradfield-
Senate Sponsors: Danielson--

HB21-1103 Media Literacy Implementation 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Thursday, April 22 2021
SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1:30 PM SCR 357
(2) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Media Literacy Implementation
Sponsors: L. Cutter (D) | B. McLachlan (D) / B. Pettersen (D) | D. Coram (R)
Summary:

The bill requires the department of education (department) to create and maintain an online resource bank of materials and resources pertaining to media literacy. At a minimum, the resource bank must include the materials and resources recommended in the media literacy advisory committee's report. The department shall promulgate rules, if necessary, to implement a procedure through which a person may provide comment on a material or resource within the resource bank, including a comment recommending the removal or inclusion of a material or resource within the resource bank.

The bill requires the department, upon the request of a school district, charter school, institute charter school, or board of cooperative services, and subject to available resources, to provide technical assistance to a school district, charter school, institute charter school, or board of cooperative services, with implementing policies and procedures, best practices, and recommendations related to media literacy.

The bill requires the state board of education to review and adopt revisions that implement media literacy within reading, writing, and civics standards.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/3/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/8/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/9/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/10/2021 - No Amendments
3/16/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/19/2021 - No Amendments
3/19/2021 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/22/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/25/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
Amendments:

House Journal, March 19
32 Amendment No. 1, by Representative Carver.
33
34 Amend printed bill, page 4, lines 5 and 6, strike "BE SUBSTANTIALLY
35 CONSISTENT WITH" and substitute "GIVE DUE CONSIDERATION TO".
36
37 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Geitner.
38
39 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 5, strike "- definition." and substitute "-
40 definition - rules.".
41
42 Page 3, after line 16 insert:
43
44 "(b) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROMULGATE RULES, IF NECESSARY,
45 TO IMPLEMENT A PROCEDURE THROUGH WHICH A PERSON MAY PROVIDE
46 COMMENT ON A MATERIAL OR RESOURCE WITHIN THE RESOURCE BANK,
47 INCLUDING A COMMENT RECOMMENDING THE REMOVAL OR INCLUSION OF
48 A MATERIAL OR RESOURCE WITHIN THE RESOURCE BANK.".
49
50 Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.
51
52 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
53 Reading and Final Passage.

House Journal, March 19
43 Amend printed bill, page 4, strike lines 12 through 14 and substitute:
44
45 "SECTION 4. Act subject to petition - effective date. This act
46 takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the
47 ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly; except
48 that, if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to section 1 (3) of article V
49 of the state constitution against this act or an item, section, or part of this
50 act within such period, then the act, item, section, or part will not take
51 effect unless approved by the people at the general election to be held in
52 November 2022 and, in such case, will take effect on the date of the
53 official declaration of the vote thereon by the governor.".
54
55
1 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
2
3 YES 21 NO 37 EXCUSED 7 ABSENT
4 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota E
5 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
6 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
7 Baisley E Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
8 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
9 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
10 Bird N Herod E Mullica N Valdez A. N
11 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
12 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz N Van Beber Y
13 Caraveo N Jackson E Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
14 Carver Y Jodeh E Pico Y Weissman N
15 Catlin E Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
16 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams E
17 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
18 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
19 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
20 Speaker N

House Journal, March 19
28 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 3, after "(6)" add "and (7)".
29
30 Page 3, before line 24 insert:
31
32 "(7) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY, A SCHOOL
33 DISTRICT, CHARTER SCHOOL, INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOL, OR BOARD OF
34 COOPERATIVE SERVICES IS NOT REQUIRED TO ADOPT OR IMPLEMENT ANY
35 MATERIAL OR RESOURCE FROM THE RESOURCE BANK INTO ITS
36 CURRICULUM.".
37
38 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
39
40 YES 21 NO 37 EXCUSED 7 ABSENT
41 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota E
42 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
43 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
44 Baisley E Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
45 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
46 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
47 Bird N Herod E Mullica N Valdez A. N
48 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
49 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz N Van Beber Y
50 Caraveo N Jackson E Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
51 Carver Y Jodeh E Pico Y Weissman N
52 Catlin E Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
53 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams E
54 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
1 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
2 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
3 Speaker N


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Cutter and McLachlan, Kipp, Young-
Senate Sponsors: Pettersen and Coram--

HB21-1104 Professional Educator Licensure Renewal Period 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Professional Educator Licensure Renewal Period
Sponsors: C. Larson (R) | B. McLachlan (D) / P. Lundeen (R)
Summary:

The bill extends the renewal period for professional teacher, special services educator, principal, and administrator licenses from 5 to 7 years. The bill allows for a professional teacher, special services educator, principal, or administrator who is partially through the current 5-year licensing cycle to have that extended to 7 years for that particular cycle.


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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/25/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Finance
4/1/2021 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
Amendments:

House Journal, March 26
50 HB21-1104 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
51 the Committee on Finance with favorable
52 recommendation:
53
54 Amend printed bill, page 5, after line 14 insert:
55
1 "SECTION 6. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-60.5-112, amend
2 (1)(a) as follows:
3 22-60.5-112. Fees - fund - repeal. (1) (a) The fee for the
4 examination and review of an application for any license, endorsement,
5 or authorization, or any renewal or reinstatement, thereof, shall be
6 established by the state board of education and shall be IS nonrefundable.
7 Upon determination of eligibility, such license, endorsement, or
8 authorization shall MUST be issued without an additional fee. The state
9 board of education shall adjust, if necessary, all such fees annually so that
10 they generate an amount of revenue that approximates the direct and
11 indirect costs of the state board of education and of the department for the
12 administration of this article ARTICLE 60.5; however, the state board of
13 education shall establish and adjust such fees for licenses issued pursuant
14 to section 22-60.5-201 (1)(a) so that the fees generate an amount of
15 revenue that approximates the direct and indirect costs of the state board
16 of education and the department for the administration of sections
17 22-60.5-201 (1)(a) and 22-60.5-205. All fees collected under PURSUANT
18 TO this section shall MUST be transmitted to the state treasurer and
19 credited to the educator licensure cash fund, which fund is hereby created
20 and referred to in this subsection (1) as the "cash fund". THE GENERAL
21 ASSEMBLY MAY DESIGNATE GENERAL FUND MONEY TO THE EDUCATOR
22 LICENSURE CASH FUND TO SUPPLEMENT EDUCATOR FEES. The general
23 assembly shall make annual appropriations from the GENERAL FUND OR
24 cash fund for expenditures of the state board of education and of the
25 department incurred in the administration of this article ARTICLE 60.5. At
26 the end of any fiscal year, all unexpended and unencumbered moneys in
27 the cash fund shall remain therein and shall IN THE CASH FUND AND MUST
28 not be credited or transferred to the general fund or any other fund.".
29
30 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
31
32


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Larson and McLachlan-
Senate Sponsors: Lundeen--

HB21-1108 Gender Identity Expression Anti-discrimination 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 21 2021
SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
Upon Adjournment SCR 352
(1) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Gender Identity Expression Anti-discrimination
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:

The bill amends the definition of "sexual orientation" and adds definitions of the terms "gender expression" and "gender identity". The bill also adds the terms "gender expression" and "gender identity" to statutes prohibiting discrimination against members of a protected class, including statutes prohibiting discriminatory practices in the following areas:

  • Membership of the Colorado civil rights commission;
  • Employment practices;
  • Housing practices;
  • Places of public accommodation;
  • Publications that advertise places of public accommodation;
  • Consumer credit transactions;
  • Selection of patients by direct primary health care providers;
  • Sales of cemetery plots;
  • Membership in labor organizations;
  • Colorado labor for public works projects;
  • Issuance or renewal of automobile insurance policies;
  • The provision of funeral services and crematory services;
  • Eligibility for jury service;
  • Issuance of licenses to practice law;
  • The juvenile diversion program;
  • Access to services for youth in foster care;
  • Enrollment in a charter school, institute charter school, public school, or pilot school;
  • Local school boards' written policies regarding employment, promotion, and dismissal;
  • The assignment or transfer of a public school teacher;
  • Leasing portions of the grounds of or improvements on the grounds of the Colorado state university - Pueblo and the Colorado school of mines;
  • Enrollment or classification of students at private occupational schools;
  • Training provided to peace officers concerning the prohibition against profiling;
  • Criminal justice data collection;
  • Employment in the state personnel system;
  • The availability of services for the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections;
  • Membership of the health equity commission;
  • The availability of family planning services;
  • Requirements for managed care programs participating in the state medicaid program and the children's basic health plan;
  • The treatment of and access to services by individuals in facilities providing substance use disorder treatment programs;
  • Employment practices of county departments of human or social services involving the selection, retention, and promotion of employees;
  • Practices of the Colorado housing and finance authority in making or committing to make a housing facility loan;
  • The imposition of occupancy requirements on charitable property for which the owner is claiming an exemption from property taxes based on the charitable use of the property;
  • The determination of whether expenses paid at or to a club that has a policy to restrict membership are tax deductible; and
  • Practices of transportation network companies in providing services to the public.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/24/2021 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/29/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/31/2021 - No Amendments
3/31/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/1/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/6/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
Amendments:

House Journal, March 25
16 HB21-1108 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
17 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
18 recommendation:
19
20 Amend printed bill, page 4, line 9, strike "IDENTITY" and substitute
21 "IDENTITY, OR ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL'S PERCEPTION THEREOF,".
22
23 Page 14, line 18, strike "IDENTITY" and substitute "IDENTITY, OR ANOTHER
24 INDIVIDUAL'S PERCEPTION THEREOF,".
25
26

House Journal, March 29
24 Amendment recommended by Judiciary Report, dated March 25, 2021,
25 and placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
26 March 25, 2021.
27
28 Laid Over until March 31, 2021.
29

House Journal, March 31
1 Amendment No. 1, Judiciary Report, dated March 25, 2021, and placed
2 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, March 25,
3 2021.
4
5 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
6 Reading and Final Passage.

House Journal, March 31
16 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 6, strike "worship." and substitute
17 "worship and the protections contained in the first amendment to the
18 United States constitution concerning the free exercise of religion, which
19 extends freedom of religion protections beyond places of worship to other
20 environments, including places of employment and entities or
21 organizations offering health care services.".
22
23 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
24
25 YES 23 NO 39 EXCUSED 3 ABSENT
26 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
27 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
28 Bacon N Geitner E McCormick N Soper Y
29 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
30 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
31 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
32 Bird N Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. N
33 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
34 Bradfield Y Hooton E Ortiz N Van Beber Y
35 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
36 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
37 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
38 Cutter E Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
39 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
40 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
41 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
42 Speaker N

House Journal, March 31
50 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 2, after "declaration." insert "(1)".
51
52 Page 3, after line 6 insert:
53
54
1 "(2) The general assembly further finds, determines, and declares
2 that this act is subject to the constitutional restrictions protecting freedom
3 of speech, including restrictions on coerced speech, which can be in the
4 form of a statement, artistic expression, and all other forms of speech
5 recognized under the first amendment to the United States constitution
6 and section 10 of article II of the state constitution.".
7
8 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
9
10 YES 23 NO 40 EXCUSED 2 ABSENT
11 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
12 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
13 Bacon N Geitner E McCormick N Soper Y
14 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
15 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
16 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
17 Bird N Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. N
18 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
19 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz N Van Beber Y
20 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
21 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
22 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
23 Cutter E Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
24 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
25 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
26 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
27 Speaker N

House Journal, March 31
19 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 8, strike "(3.3) and".
20
21 Page 3, strike lines 11 through 17 and substitute:
22
23 "(3.5) "GENDER IDENTITY" AND "GENDER EXPRESSION" MEAN A
24 PERSON'S GENDER-RELATED IDENTITY AND GENDER-RELATED APPEARANCE
25 OR BEHAVIOR WHETHER OR NOT THAT GENDER-RELATED IDENTITY,
26 APPEARANCE, OR BEHAVIOR IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PERSON'S ASSIGNED
27 SEX AT BIRTH.".
28
29 Page 14, line 3, strike "and (3.4)".
30
31 Page 14, strike lines 8 through 15 and substitute:
32
33 "(3.5) "Felony" includes a drug felony described in article 18 of
34 title 18, C.R.S. "GENDER IDENTITY" AND "GENDER EXPRESSION" MEAN A
35 PERSON'S GENDER-RELATED IDENTITY AND GENDER-RELATED APPEARANCE
36 OR BEHAVIOR WHETHER OR NOT THAT GENDER-RELATED IDENTITY,
37 APPEARANCE, OR BEHAVIOR IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PERSON'S ASSIGNED
38 SEX AT BIRTH.".
39
40 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
41
42 YES 23 NO 40 EXCUSED 2 ABSENT
43 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
44 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
45 Bacon N Geitner E McCormick N Soper Y
46 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
47 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
48 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
49 Bird N Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. N
50 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
51 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz N Van Beber Y
52 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
53 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
54 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
55 Cutter E Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
1 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
2 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
3 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
4 Speaker N


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Esgar-
Senate Sponsors: Moreno--

HB21-1112 School District Scholarship Programs 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: School District Scholarship Programs
Sponsors: M. Snyder (D) | M. Bradfield / P. Lee (D)
Summary:

The bill authorizes a school district board of education to establish a scholarship program for graduates of the school district. The scholarships must be paid from additional mill levy revenue that the school district is authorized to collect; gifts, grants, and donations; or both. A board of education that establishes a scholarship program is encouraged to prioritize low-income and first-generation students limit the tuition rate that may be paid using a scholarship; and specify the uses of the scholarship. A school district that implements a scholarship program must submit a report concerning the scholarship program and scholarship recipients to the department of education, which must compile the reports received and submit the compilation to the state board of education and the education committees of the general assembly.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/24/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/26/2021 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/29/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/30/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
Amendments:

House Journal, March 24
5 HB21-1112 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
6 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
7 recommendation:
8
9 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 4, strike "authorized - report." and
10 substitute "authorized.".
11
12 Page 2, line 22, after the semi-colon add "AND".
13
14 Page 3, strike lines 1 through 4.
15
16 Page 3, line 5, strike "(c)" and substitute "(b)".
17
18 Page 3, strike lines 7 through 22.
19

House Journal, March 26
21 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated March 24, 2021, and placed
22 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, March 24,
23 2021.
24
25 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
26 Reading and Final Passage.
27


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Snyder-
Senate Sponsors: Lee--

HB21-1125 Suspend State Assessments In 2020-21 School Year 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Suspend State Assessments In 2020-21 School Year
Sponsors: E. Sirota (D) | B. McLachlan (D) / R. Zenzinger (D) | D. Coram (R)
Summary:

The bill suspends the administration of state assessments, contingent on a change to federal law or a waiver of federal law from the federal department of education, for the following instructional areas for the 2020-21 school year:

  • Science administered to students enrolled in grades 5, 8, and 11;
  • Math administered to students enrolled in grades 3 through 8;
  • English language arts administered to students enrolled in grades 3 through 8; and
  • Social studies administered to students enrolled in grades 4 and 7.

The bill prohibits a school district from using student academic growth measures or student performance measures when evaluating teachers and principals for the 2020-21 school year.

The bill requires a school or a school district to implement the school plan type that was assigned in the preceding school year. The bill requires the department of education, in determining the number of school years that a school or school district is on performance watch, to exclude the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years, and count the 2021-22 school year as if it were consecutive to the 2018-19 school year.


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

Status: 2/19/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/5/2021 House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Sirota and McLachlan, Amabile, Arndt, Bacon, Benavidez, Bernett, Bird, Caraveo,Carver, Catlin, Cutter, Duran, Esgar, Exum, Froelich, Gonzales-Gutierrez, Gray, Herod,Hooton, Jackson, Jodeh, Kennedy, Kipp, Lontine, McCormick, Michaelson Jenet, Mullica,Ortiz, Snyder, Sullivan, Titone, Valdez A., Valdez D., Weissman, Will, Woodrow, Young-
Senate Sponsors: Zenzinger and Coram, Story, Gonzales, Kolker, Donovan, Hansen, Rodriguez, Danielson,Buckner, Jaquez Lewis, Ginal--

HB21-1129 Extend Deadline For Training To Teach Reading 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Thursday, April 15 2021
SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1:30 PM SCR 357
(1) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Extend Deadline For Training To Teach Reading
Sponsors: B. McLachlan (D) | M. Bradfield / J. Bridges (D) | T. Story (D)
Summary:

Existing law requires school districts, charter schools, and boards of cooperative services to demonstrate that, by the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, the kindergarten-through-third-grade teachers they employ have completed evidence-based training in teaching reading. The bill extends the deadline for completing the training until the beginning of the 2022-23 school year.


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

Status: 2/22/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/17/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/19/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/22/2021 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/23/2021 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/24/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/24/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: McLachlan-
Senate Sponsors: Bridges and Story--

HB21-1161 Suspend Statewide Assessments For Select Grades 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Suspend Statewide Assessments For Select Grades
Sponsors: E. Sirota (D) | B. McLachlan (D) / R. Zenzinger (D) | D. Coram (R)
Summary:

The bill suspends the administration of state assessments, contingent on receiving a waiver of federal law from the federal department of education, for the following instructional areas and grade levels for the 2020-21 school year:

  • Science for students enrolled in grades 5, 8, and 11;
  • Math for students enrolled in grades 3, 5, and 7; and
  • English language arts for students enrolled in grades 4, 6, and 8.

For the 2020-21 school year, the bill suspends administration of the social studies assessment for students enrolled in elementary and middle school.

The bill allows the parent of a student enrolled in a grade for which administration of the English language arts or math assessment is suspended to request through the local education provider in which the student is enrolled that the student participate in the English language arts assessment or the math assessment.

The bill prohibits a school district from using student academic growth measures or student performance measures when evaluating licensed personnel for the 2020-21 school year.

The bill requires a school or school district or the state charter school institute to implement the performance plan type that was assigned in the preceding school year. The bill also requires the department of education, in determining the number of school years that a school or school district or the institute is on performance watch or subject to 2-year review, to exclude the plan types for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years and count the plan type for the 2022-23 school year as if it were consecutive to the 2019-20 school year.

If required to implement a priority improvement or turnaround plan during the 2020-21 school year on the basis of its plan type for the 2019-20 school year, the bill allows a school or school district or the institute to request a plan type for the 2021-22 school year that reflects its level of attainment based on an alternative body of evidence.

For the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years, the bill suspends the requirement that the department determine annually the level of attainment for public schools, school districts, the institute, and institute charter schools based on performance indicators.


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

Status: 3/3/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/5/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/8/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/8/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/9/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/9/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/11/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/12/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/12/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
3/16/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/16/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/16/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/16/2021 Sent to the Governor
3/16/2021 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, March 8
28 HB21-1161 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
29 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
30 recommendation:
31
32 Amend printed bill, page 9, after line 7 insert:
33
34
34 APPROPRIATION FROM
34 ITEM &
34 SUBTOTAL
34 TOTAL GENERAL
34 FUND
34 GENERAL
34 FUND
34 EXEMPT
34 CASH
34 FUNDS
34 REAPPROPRIATED
34 FUNDS
34 FEDERAL
34 FUNDS
34 $ $ $ $ $ $ $
1 "SECTION 8. Appropriation to the department of education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020. In Session Laws of Colorado 2020, section 2 of
2 chapter 326, (HB 20-1360), amend Part III (1)(C) and the affected totals, as the affected totals are amended by section 4 of SB 21-053, as follows:
3 Section 2. Appropriation.
4 PART III
5 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
6
7 (1) MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
8 (C) Assessments and Data Analyses
9 Statewide Assessment Program 33,300,495 26,113,860d 7,186,635(I)o
10 32,550,495 25,363,860d
11 (5.0 FTE) (12.5 FTE)
11 APPROPRIATION FROM
11 ITEM &
11 SUBTOTAL
11 TOTAL GENERAL
11 FUND
11 GENERAL
11 FUND
11 EXEMPT
11 CASH
11 FUNDS
11 REAPPROPRIATED
11 FUNDS
11 FEDERAL
11 FUNDS
11 $ $ $ $ $ $ $
1 Longitudinal Analyses of Student
2 Assessment Results 765,973 467,973 298,000d
3 (4.1 FTE)
4 Basic Skills Placement or Assessment
5 Tests 50,000 50,000d
6 Preschool to Postsecondary
7 Education Alignment 672,672 37,309 635,363d
8 (0.5 FTE) (3.5 FTE)
9 Educator Effectiveness Unit
10 Administration 2,011,257 1,874,519 136,738d
11 (11.5 FTE) (1.0 FTE)
12 Accountability and Improvement
13 Planning 1,784,651 1,234,319 550,332(I)
14 (4.6 FTE) (6.8 FTE)
14 APPROPRIATION FROM
14 ITEM &
14 SUBTOTAL
14 TOTAL GENERAL
14 FUND
14 GENERAL
14 FUND
14 EXEMPT
14 CASH
14 FUNDS
14 REAPPROPRIATED
14 FUNDS
14 FEDERAL
14 FUNDS
14 $ $ $ $ $ $ $
48 1 38,585,
48 2 37,835,
3
4 TOTALS PART III
5 (EDUCATION) $6,369,290,636 $4,609,072,951 $84,491,394a $1,015,987,081b $40,151,896c $619,587,314d
6 $6,368,540,636 $1,015,237,081b
7
8 a This amount shall be from the General Fund Exempt Account created in Section 24-77-103.6 (2), C.R.S.
9 b Of this amount, $6,921,362 contains an (I) notation.
10 c Of this amount, $20,100,000 contains an (I) notation.
11 d This amount contains an (I) notation.".
12
1 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
2
3 Page 1, line 102, strike "YEAR." and substitute "YEAR, AND, IN
4 CONNECTION THEREWITH, REDUCING AN APPROPRIATION.".
5
6

House Journal, March 8
20 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated March 8, 2021, and
21 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
22 March 8, 2021.
23
24 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
25 Reading and Final Passage.
26

House Journal, March 8
24 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 2 strike "SHALL:" and substitute "SHALL
25 SUSPEND ADMINISTRATION OF THE STATE ASSESSMENTS DESCRIBED IN
26 SUBSECTIONS (1)(a)(I) AND (1)(a)(II) OF THIS SECTION.".
27
28 Page 3, strike lines 3 through 18.
29
30 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
31
32 YES 16 NO 47 EXCUSED 2 ABSENT
33 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
34 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
35 Bacon N Geitner N McCormick N Soper N
36 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean N Sullivan N
37 Benavidez N Gray E McLachlan N Tipper N
38 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet E Titone N
39 Bird N Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. N
40 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville N Valdez D. N
41 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz N Van Beber Y
42 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle N
43 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
44 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
45 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams N
46 Daugherty N Larson N Ricks N Woodrow N
47 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
48 Esgar N Luck N Sandridge Y Young N
49 Speaker N


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Sirota and McLachlan, Amabile, Bacon, Benavidez, Bernett, Bird, Caraveo, Froelich,Hooton, Jodeh, Kipp, McCluskie, McCormick, Michaelson Jenet, Roberts, Snyder,Weissman, Woodrow, Young-
Senate Sponsors: Zenzinger and Coram, Buckner, Cooke--

HB21-1164 Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Wednesday, April 21 2021
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(1) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Total Program Mill Levy Tax Credit
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) | A. Garnett (D) / R. Zenzinger (D) | S. Fenberg (D)
Summary:

For the 2020 property tax year, the existing statute corrects the total program mill levies for school districts that are not subject to constitutional property tax revenue restrictions but whose mill levies were erroneously reduced. Each school district that levies a higher number of mills as a result of the correction must grant a tax credit for the number of mills by which the levy is increased.

The bill requires the department of education to adopt a correction schedule to begin phasing out the tax credits in the 2021 property tax year. The correction schedule must apply consistently to each affected school district; must require each district's tax credit to phase out as quickly as possible, but by no more than one mill per year; and must ensure that the tax credits are fully phased out in 19 years.

The bill specifies that, until the general assembly determines that stabilizing the state budget no longer requires a reduction in the appropriation for the state share of total program, the general assembly shall annually ensure that the savings to the state share that occurs as a result of the decrease in the temporary property tax credits is appropriated to fund a portion of the state share of total program.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Status: 3/4/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/10/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/12/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/12/2021 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/16/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/18/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/18/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
3/19/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/19/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
3/22/2021 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 04/05/2021 - No Amendments
4/5/2021 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 04/21/2021 - No Amendments
Amendments:

House Journal, March 12
42 Amendment No. 1, by Speaker Garnett.
43
44 Amend printed bill, page 4, after line 12 insert:
45
46 "(IV) BEGINNING IN THE 2021-22 BUDGET YEAR AND FOR EACH
47 BUDGET YEAR THEREAFTER UNTIL THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DETERMINES
48 THAT THE STABILIZATION OF THE STATE BUDGET NO LONGER REQUIRES A
49 REDUCTION IN THE AMOUNT OF THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION TO FUND THE
50 STATE'S SHARE OF TOTAL PROGRAM, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL
51 ENSURE THAT ANY AMOUNT OF SAVINGS TO THE STATE SHARE OF TOTAL
52 PROGRAM THAT OCCURS AS A RESULT OF THE DECREASE IN THE DISTRICT
53 PROPERTY TAX CREDITS PURSUANT TO SUBSECTIONS (2.1)(d)(II) AND
54 (2.1)(d)(III) OF THIS SECTION CONTINUES TO BE APPROPRIATED AS A
55 PORTION OF THE STATE SHARE OF TOTAL PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THIS
56 SECTION.".
1 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
2 Reading and Final Passage.
3


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Esgar and Garnett-
Senate Sponsors: Zenzinger and Fenberg--

HB21-1200 Revise Student Financial Literacy Standards 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Revise Student Financial Literacy Standards
Sponsors: C. Kipp (D) | J. Rich (R) / J. Bridges (D) | P. Lundeen (R)
Summary:

The bill directs the state board of education (state board) to review, during a recurring interval specified in the bill, 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 and accessing student aid through completion of the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) and the Colorado application for state financial aid (CASFA); understanding credit cards and credit card debt; understanding homeownership and mortgages; 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 the purpose of and how to access and complete the FAFSA or CASFA; understanding credit cards and credit card debt; understanding the home buying process, including home loans and managing mortgage 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, including the FAFSA and CASFA.

Further, the bill requires school districts and charter schools, as part of the process of establishing the individual career and academic plan for a student in grades 9 through 12, to inform the student and the student's parents of the importance of completing the FAFSA and CASFA and to provide help in completing the forms, if requested.


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

Status: 3/4/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/25/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Kipp and Rich-
Senate Sponsors: Bridges and Lundeen--

HB21-1221 Bullying Prevention And Education In Schools 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Thursday, April 22 2021
House Education
1:30 p.m. Room 0107
(3) in house calendar.
Short Title: Bullying Prevention And Education In Schools
Sponsors: L. Cutter (D) | M. Young (D)
Summary:

The bill requires the department of education (department) to utilize a stakeholder process when updating the model bullying prevention and education policy (model policy), which process must include the parents of students who have been bullied. At a minimum, the model policy must clearly differentiate between a conflict and bullying and differentiate between harassment and bullying and clarify the role of cyberbullying during online instruction, which may occur on or off school property.

Current law requires each school district and charter school to adopt a safe school plan that includes:

  • A conduct and discipline code with a specific policy concerning bullying prevention and education (bullying policy). The bill requires the bullying policy to incorporate the approaches, policies, and practices outlined in the model policy.
  • Safe school reporting requirements that include the number of conduct and discipline code violations relating to a school activity or sanctioned event that is detrimental to the welfare or safety of other students or of school personnel, including incidents of bullying. The bill requires incidents of bullying be listed as a separate type of violation.

The bill specifies bullying as a behavior that may be grounds for suspension or expulsion of a student from public school.


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

Status: 3/11/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:
House Sponsors: Cutter and Young-
Senate Sponsors: --

HB21-1234 Supplemental Education High-impact Tutoring Programs 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Supplemental Education High-impact Tutoring Programs
Sponsors: K. Tipper (D) | M. Bradfield / D. Moreno (D) | B. Rankin (R)
Summary:

The bill creates the Colorado high-impact tutoring program (program) to provide grant funding to local education providers, as defined in the bill, to create high-impact tutoring programs (tutoring programs) to address student learning loss and unfinished learning due to the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Colorado. A local education provider or group of providers may apply to the department of education (department) for a grant.

To receive a grant, a local education provider shall apply to the department and shall demonstrate need, as determined by the department, which may include serving low-income or underserved students.

The application must also include the local education provider's plan for its tutoring program (program plan), which must include the elements of a tutoring program and must detail how the local education provider will implement the program plan.

The department shall review grant applications, and the commissioner of education (commissioner) shall award grants. In awarding grants, the commissioner shall consider the alignment of the local education provider's program plan with the requirements of the tutoring program, the number of students projected to be served, the needs of a rural local education provider for financial or technical support to implement a tutoring program, the cost of implementing the local education provider's tutoring program, the amount of available money for program grants, and any other criteria determined by the commissioner. The state board of education may promulgate rules necessary to implement the program.

In each year in which a grant is awarded, the bill requires a local education provider receiving a grant to report to the department information concerning the implementation of the tutoring program, including student outcomes. The department shall also report annually to the education committees of the general assembly, summarizing local education providers' tutoring programs and student outcomes.

The department is not required to implement the program if there is insufficient money to award program grants.

The bill repeals the program after 5 years.


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

Status: 3/19/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/8/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
Amendments:

House Journal, April 9
36 HB21-1234 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
37 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
38 recommendation:
39
40 Amend printed bill, page 4, line 25, strike "OR".
41
42 Page 4, line 27, strike "(1)." and substitute "(1); OR
43 (f) THE COLORADO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
44 DESCRIBED IN SECTION 22-80-102.".
45
46 Page 6, line 7, after "PROVIDERS," insert "AMERICORPS MEMBERS,".
47
48 Page 7, line 4, after "TEACHERS," insert "AMERICORPS MEMBERS,".
49
50


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Tipper and Bradfield, Larson, McLachlan, Young-
Senate Sponsors: Moreno and Rankin--

HB21-1259 Extended Learning Opportunities 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Extended Learning Opportunities
Sponsors: J. Bacon / R. Fields (D) | J. Sonnenberg (R)
Summary:

To the extent possible, the department of education (department) is directed to streamline the application process and other requirements relating to the award of money to local education providers, including school districts, charter schools, and other authorized local education providers, as defined in the bill (local education providers), to implement one or more extended learning opportunities to address COVID-19 learning impacts. The department is authorized to administer the programs as part of a single, combined application, reporting, and evaluation process created by the department.

Extended learning opportunities are defined in the bill to include, in part, summer school programming, extended school days or extended school weeks, high-impact tutoring, creative enrichment tied to academic gains, social-emotional supports, and additional mental health supports tied to academic success.

The combined application allows a needs-based approach to identify the programs and services that meet the needs of the eligible local education provider and allows the department to help match the local education provider with funding sources. In addition to a combined application, the department is authorized to streamline local-education-provider reporting to the department and department reporting to the general assembly and align reporting deadlines.

The department shall ensure that eligibility requirements, application provisions, allowable uses of funding, data collection and reporting, and any other requirements specific to the program or funding source are met for all programs or services administered pursuant to this section.

The local education provider shall establish an internal progress-monitoring system to monitor progress using family- and community-informed practices to measure extended learning opportunities program effectiveness through student educational gains.

If required by law and subject to available funding, the department shall evaluate one or more extended learning opportunities implemented across local education providers using a common set of evaluation criteria and metrics.

The state board may adopt any rules necessary for the implementation of the combined application, reporting, and evaluation process.

The general assembly may appropriate money to the department for use by local education providers to implement extended learning opportunities.


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

Status: 4/6/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:
House Sponsors: Bacon-
Senate Sponsors: Fields and Sonnenberg--

SB21-013 Reversing COVID-related Learning Loss 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Thursday, April 22 2021
House Education
1:30 p.m. Room 0107
(1) in house calendar.
Short Title: Reversing COVID-related Learning Loss
Sponsors: R. Fields (D) / J. Bacon | M. Froelich (D)
Summary:

The bill directs the department of education (department) to identify educational products, strategies, and services that have demonstrated effectiveness in identifying and reversing student learning loss that has been caused by the suspension of in-person learning. The department must create and maintain a resource bank of examples of educational products, explanations of and instructions for implementing strategies and educational services, and models of professional development programs related to using the products and implementing the strategies and services. School districts, boards of cooperative services, and charter schools may submit information to the department concerning products, strategies, and services that they have used with success, and the department must include them in the resource bank. The department must also provide information concerning public or private nonprofit entities that school districts, boards of cooperative services, and charter schools may work with in providing student support. The bill also directs the department, to the extent possible within existing resources, to provide technical assistance to school districts and charter schools upon request.The bill directs the board of cooperative services that administers the statewide supplemental online and blended learning program (administering BOCES) to partner with local public education agencies for delivery of supplemental online learning recovery courses for students in elementary and secondary schools. The administering BOCES and local public education agencies are also directed to partner with nonprofit entities and community-based organizations to expand the availability of, and students' access to, supplemental online learning recovery courses. The administering BOCES and the local public education agencies must provide information concerning the availability of the learning recovery courses and other supplemental online courses.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/18/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/23/2021 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/24/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/25/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/25/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
Amendments:

Senate Journal, March 19
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-013 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 11, strike "ENFORCED".

Page 2, line 13, strike "PRODUCED EXTREMELY NEGATIVE" and substitute "HAD
DETRIMENTAL".

Page 3, line 24, after "(2)" insert "(a)".

Page 4, strike line 9 and substitute "STRATEGIES AND SERVICES. THE
DEPARTMENT SHALL ENSURE THAT THE RESOURCE BANK INCLUDES PRODUCTS,
STRATEGIES, AND SERVICES AND MODELS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAMS THAT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF, AND ARE
APPROPRIATE FOR IMPLEMENTATION BY, RURAL AND SMALL RURAL SCHOOL
DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS LOCATED WITHIN RURAL AND SMALL RURAL
SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
(b) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL INCLUDE IN".

Page 4, strike line 14 and substitute "STRATEGIES TO OVERCOME LEARNING
LOSS.
(c) SCHOOL DISTRICTS, BOARDS OF COOPERATIVE SERVICES, AND
CHARTER SCHOOLS MAY SUBMIT TO THE DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTIONS AND
EXPLANATIONS OF STRATEGIES, SERVICES, AND PROGRAMS THAT THEY HAVE
IMPLEMENTED, WITH EVIDENCE DEMONSTRATING THE POSITIVE EFFECTS
ACHIEVED THROUGH IMPLEMENTING THE STRATEGIES, SERVICES, AND
PROGRAMS. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL INCLUDE THE SUBMITTED EXAMPLES IN
THE RESOURCE BANK.
(d) THE RESOURCE BANK MUST".

Page 4, after line 20 insert:
"SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-5-119, add (11) as
follows:
22-5-119. Statewide supplemental online and blended learning
program - contract - legislative declaration - definitions.
(11) (a) BEGINNING IN THE SUMMER OF 2021 AND CONTINUING THROUGHOUT
THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR, IN ADDITION TO ADMINISTERING THE STATEWIDE
SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE AND BLENDED LEARNING PROGRAM IN ACCORDANCE
WITH SUBSECTION (5) OF THIS SECTION, THE ADMINISTERING BOCES SHALL
PRIORITIZE ENTERING INTO PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL PUBLIC EDUCATION
AGENCIES FOR DELIVERY OF SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE LEARNING RECOVERY
COURSES FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH
GRADE. THE ADMINISTERING BOCES AND LOCAL PUBLIC EDUCATION AGENCIES
SHALL, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, PARTNER WITH NONPROFIT ENTITIES AND
COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS TO EXPAND THE AVAILABILITY OF, AND
STUDENTS' ACCESS TO, SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE LEARNING RECOVERY COURSES.
LOCAL PUBLIC EDUCATION AGENCIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO IDENTIFY THE
STUDENTS WHO ARE MOST IN NEED OF LEARNING RECOVERY COURSES AS A
RESULT OF THE EFFECTS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND TO PRIORITIZE THESE
STUDENTS TO RECEIVE SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE PROGRAMMING TO SUPPORT
LEARNING RECOVERY.
(b) THE ADMINISTERING BOCES SHALL COMMUNICATE TO ALL LOCAL
PUBLIC EDUCATION AGENCIES, AND THE LOCAL PUBLIC EDUCATION AGENCIES
SHALL COMMUNICATE TO THE PARENTS OF STUDENTS ENROLLED BY THE LOCAL
PUBLIC EDUCATION AGENCIES, THE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE
EDUCATION COURSES THROUGH THE ADMINISTERING BOCES, INCLUDING THE
AVAILABILITY OF LEARNING RECOVERY COURSES, THE TYPES OF COURSES THAT
ARE AVAILABLE FOR LEARNING RECOVERY AND OTHER PURPOSES, THE MANNER
IN WHICH STUDENTS MAY ENROLL IN THESE COURSES THROUGH THE LOCAL
PUBLIC EDUCATION AGENCY, AND THE BENEFITS TO STUDENTS WHO
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE COURSES. AT A MINIMUM, THE LOCAL PUBLIC
EDUCATION AGENCY SHALL PROVIDE THE INFORMATION THROUGH THE DIGITAL
MEANS NORMALLY USED FOR COMMUNICATING WITH PARENTS AND SHALL
ENSURE, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, THAT THE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE
IN LANGUAGES THAT STUDENTS' PARENTS UNDERSTAND.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.



Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Bacon and Froelich-
Senate Sponsors: Fields--

SB21-014 Allocation Formula Colorado Child Care Program 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Allocation Formula Colorado Child Care Program
Sponsors: B. Kirkmeyer
Summary:

The bill allows the state department of human services (state department), along with the child care allocation workgroup, to consider a utilization factor. This utilization factor would enable the state department to consider the volume of the eligible population and the service delivery cost to each county department of human or social services (county department) when allocating and distributing money for the Colorado child care assistance program (CCCAP). The bill further allows a county department to set its own eligibility levels for CCCAP, expressed as a percentage of the federal poverty level.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
3/9/2021 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Lay Over Amended
3/24/2021 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
Amendments:

Senate Journal, March 25
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-014 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 2, strike lines 11 through 13 and substitute "CCCAP,
times".

Page 2, line 15, strike "26-2-803." and substitute "26-2-803, AND MAY INCLUDE
EACH COUNTY'S HISTORICAL UTILIZATION FACTOR.".

Page 2, line 19, strike "ELIGIBILITY EXPECTATIONS" and substitute "MINIMUM
ELIGIBILITY THRESHOLDS".



Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: -
Senate Sponsors: Kirkmeyer--

SB21-017 Sexual Contact By An Educator 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Sexual Contact By An Educator
Sponsors: D. Hisey (R) | R. Zenzinger (D) / C. Larson (R) | M. Bradfield
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 an educator who subjects a secondary school student who is at least 18 years of age to sexual contact commits the crime of abuse of public trust by an educator if the educator is at least 4 years older than the student. Abuse of public trust by an educator is a class 1 misdemeanor. Consent by the student is not a defense to the crime.


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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
2/25/2021 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/1/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/2/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/3/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
3/16/2021 House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 25
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-017 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 3, after line 12 insert:
"SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 18-1.3-501, amend
(3)(b)(VI) and (3)(b)(VII); and add (3)(b)(VIII) as follows:
18-1.3-501. Misdemeanors classified - drug misdemeanors and drug
petty offenses classified - penalties - legislative intent - definitions.
(3) (b) Misdemeanors that present an extraordinary risk of harm to society shall
include the following:
(VI) Misdemeanor invasion of privacy for sexual gratification, as
described in section 18-3-405.6; and
(VII) False reporting of an emergency, as described in section 18-8-111;
AND
(VIII) ABUSE OF PUBLIC TRUST BY AN EDUCATOR, AS DESCRIBED IN
SECTION 18-8-410.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.



Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: -
Senate Sponsors: Hisey--

SB21-026 Restoration Of Honor Act 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Restoration Of Honor Act
Sponsors: D. Moreno (D) / D. Ortiz
Summary:

A person may have been discharged other than honorably from the United States military due to the person's sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; statements, consensual sexual conduct, or consensual acts relating to sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; or the disclosure of statements, conduct, or acts relating to sexual orientation or gender identity or expression that were prohibited by the armed services at the time of discharge. Because of the person's discharge status as other than honorable, the person does not qualify for certain Colorado state programs or benefits.

The bill establishes a "discharged LGBT veteran" status for the purposes of Colorado law. A person discharged for the reasons described above is eligible to be a discharged LGBT veteran. A person who received a dishonorable discharge from the United States military is not eligible to qualify as a discharged LGBT veteran.

Pursuant to a process established by the division of veterans affairs, the board of veterans affairs determines whether a person qualifies as a discharged LGBT veteran. This determination does not change the veteran's official character of discharge on the veteran's discharge paperwork, nor does it affect a person's eligibility for federal veterans programs or benefits.

The bill amends various existing state programs and benefits to make a discharged LGBT veteran eligible for those programs and benefits.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/16/2021 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/19/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
2/22/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/22/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to
3/22/2021 House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/25/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/26/2021 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/29/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/30/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/7/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/7/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/8/2021 Sent to the Governor
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 19
SB21-026 by Senator(s) Moreno; also Representative(s) Ortiz--Concerning the eligibility of
discharged LGBT veterans for specified state benefits.

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


Amend printed bill, page 2, line 13, after "ACTS" insert "RELATING TO SEXUAL
ORIENTATION OR GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION".

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

House Journal, March 23
22 SB21-026 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
23 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
24 recommendation:
25
26 Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, lines 8 and 9, strike "OTHER THAN
27 HONORABLY".
28
29 Page 2, line 16, strike "A PERSON WHO WAS DISHONORABLY DISCHARGED"
30 and substitute "NOTWITHSTANDING SUBSECTION (1)(a) OF THIS SECTION,
31 A PERSON WHO RECEIVED A DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE, BAD CONDUCT
32 DISCHARGE, OR, IF THE PERSON WAS AN OFFICER, A DISMISSAL".
33
34

House Journal, March 25
25 Amendment recommended by State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs
26 Report, dated March 23, 2021, and placed in member's bill file; Report
27 also printed in House Journal, March 23, 2021.
28
29 Laid Over until March 26, 2021.
30

House Journal, March 26
43 Amendment No. 1, State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Report,
44 dated March 23, 2021, and placed in member's bill file; Report also
45 printed in House Journal, March 23, 2021.
46
47 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Ortiz.
48
49 Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, line 10, before "EXPRESSION;" insert
50 "GENDER".
51
52 Page 2, line 12, strike "EXPRESSION;" and substitute "GENDER EXPRESSION
53 UNLESS THE STATEMENTS, CONDUCT, OR ACTS ARE PROHIBITED BY THE
54 UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE ON GROUNDS OTHER THAN THE
55 PERSON'S SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, OR GENDER
1 EXPRESSION;".
2
3 Page 2, line 14, before "EXPRESSION" insert "GENDER".
4
5 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
6 Reading and Final Passage.
7


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Ortiz-
Senate Sponsors: Moreno--

SB21-037 Student Equity Education Funding Programs 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Student Equity Education Funding Programs
Sponsors: P. Lundeen (R)
Summary:

The bill requires each school district and institute charter school that is closed to in-person instruction for a total of 30 or more school days during a school year (education provider) to establish and operate a student equity education funding program (program) for the next school year, which provides money to parents of eligible students for the purchase of educational services and supplies for the eligible student. An eligible student who participates in a program is deemed to be enrolled by the education provider that operates the program, although the eligible student may not receive educational services from the education provider. The eligible student's participation in educational services purchased using money from the program is deemed to meet the compulsory education requirements.

The education provider must provide information to the public concerning the program it operates, including the manner in which a parent may apply to participate in the program. The bill establishes eligibility requirements that a student must meet to participate in a program and requirements for program applications.

For each eligible student who participates in a program, the student's parent receives an amount equal to the state share of the education provider's per pupil revenue for the applicable school year. The parent must report to the education provider how the parent spends the money received and provide receipts. The education provider is required to audit a representative sample of the parents of eligible students who participate in the education provider's program to ensure that the eligible students met the eligibility requirements and the parents used the money for authorized purposes.


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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/10/2021 Senate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: -
Senate Sponsors: Lundeen--

SB21-053 Adjustments To School Funding Fiscal Year 2020-21 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Adjustments To School Funding Fiscal Year 2020-21
Sponsors: D. Moreno (D) | R. Zenzinger (D) / J. McCluskie (D) | B. McLachlan (D)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The general assembly recognizes that the actual funded pupil count and the actual at-risk pupil count for the 2020-21 budget year are lower than anticipated when the appropriation amount was established during the 2020 legislative session, resulting in a decrease in total program funding for the 2020-21 budget year.

In addition, local property tax revenue and specific ownership tax revenue were less than anticipated, resulting in a decrease in the local share of total program funding.

The bill declares the general assembly's intent to maintain total program funding at the dollar amount of the original appropriation made during the 2020 legislative session, thereby reducing the budget stabilization factor.

The bill appropriates additional funding for the 2020-21 budget year for districts that experienced a percentage decrease in total program funding from that estimated during the 2020 legislative session that was greater than the districts' percentage decrease in funded pupil count from that estimated during the 2020 legislative session. In addition, the bill includes additional funding for districts that have an overall reduction in total program funding that is more than 2% below the districts' estimated total program funding during the 2020 legislative session. Charter schools in districts that qualify for additional funding receive a per-pupil share of the additional funding. If an institute charter school is in an accounting district that receives additional funding, the charter school receives a per-pupil amount of additional funding based on the distribution received by the accounting district.

The bill makes an appropriation to increase the state share of total program funding.

Further, the bill makes an appropriation to increase funding to rural schools and rural institute charter schools pursuant to House Bill 20-1427.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
2/23/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/25/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/26/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/26/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
3/2/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/4/2021 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/5/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/9/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
3/12/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/12/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/12/2021 Sent to the Governor
3/15/2021 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 23
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-053 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 4, line 26, after "DISTRICTS" insert "AND TO THE STATE
CHARTER SCHOOL INSTITUTE".

Page 4, strike line 27 and substitute "SUBSECTIONS (3) AND (6) OF THIS
SECTION.".

Page 5, strike lines 25 through 27.

Page 6, strike lines 1 and 2 and substitute:
"(5) EACH DISTRICT THAT AUTHORIZES A CHARTER SCHOOL SHALL
DISTRIBUTE TO THE CHARTER SCHOOL ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE DISTRICT
CHARTER SCHOOL'S PER-PUPIL SHARE OF THE DISTRIBUTION RECEIVED BY THE
DISTRICT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. A DISTRICT CHARTER SCHOOL'S
DISTRIBUTION IS DETERMINED BY DIVIDING THE AMOUNT OF THE DISTRIBUTION
RECEIVED BY THE DISTRICT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION BY THE DISTRICT'S
FUNDED PUPIL COUNT FOR THE 2020-21 BUDGET YEAR AND THEN MULTIPLYING
THAT AMOUNT BY THE DISTRICT CHARTER SCHOOL'S PUPIL ENROLLMENT FOR
THE 2020-21 BUDGET YEAR.
(6) FOR EACH INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOL LOCATED WITHIN AN
ACCOUNTING DISTRICT THAT RECEIVES A DISTRIBUTION PURSUANT TO THIS
SECTION, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CALCULATE A DISTRIBUTION AMOUNT FOR
THE INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOL. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CALCULATE AN
INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOL'S DISTRIBUTION BY DIVIDING THE AMOUNT OF THE
DISTRIBUTION RECEIVED BY THE ACCOUNTING DISTRICT PURSUANT TO THIS
SECTION BY THE ACCOUNTING DISTRICT'S FUNDED PUPIL COUNT FOR THE
2020-21 BUDGET YEAR AND THEN MULTIPLYING THAT AMOUNT BY THE
INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOL'S PUPIL ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2020-21 BUDGET
YEAR. THE DISTRIBUTION FOR AN INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOL IS SEPARATE
FROM AND DOES NOT AFFECT THE AMOUNT OF THE DISTRIBUTION TO THE
INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOL'S ACCOUNTING DISTRICT. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL
DISTRIBUTE THE TOTAL AMOUNT CALCULATED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION
(6) TO THE STATE CHARTER SCHOOL INSTITUTE, WHICH SHALL DISTRIBUTE TO
EACH INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOL ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE AMOUNT
CALCULATED FOR THE INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOL PURSUANT TO THIS
SUBSECTION (6).".

Renumber succeeding subsection accordingly.

Page 11, line 2, strike "$14,710,558" and substitute "$14,710,777".

page 11, after line 10 insert:

"SECTION 7. Appropriation. For the 2020-21state fiscal year,
$569,849 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 distributions to institute charter schools pursuant to section
22-54-143 (6), C.R.S.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Appro-
priations


House Journal, March 2
21 SB21-053 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
22 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
23 recommendation:
24
25 Amend reengrossed bill, page 6, line 8, after "SCHOOL" insert "THAT
26 EXPERIENCED A DECREASE IN ACTUAL TOTAL PROGRAM FUNDING FOR THE
27 2020-21 BUDGET YEAR FROM THE AMOUNT OF TOTAL PROGRAM FUNDING
2020 28 ESTIMATED FOR THE INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOL DURING THE
29 LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND IS".
30
31

House Journal, March 4
31 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated March 2, 2021, and
32 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
33 March 2, 2021.
34
35 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
36 Reading and Final Passage.
37


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: McCluskie and McLachlan, Herod-
Senate Sponsors: Moreno and Zenzinger, Hansen, Rankin--

SB21-058 Approval Of Alternative Principal Programs 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Thursday, April 15 2021
House Education
1:30 p.m. Room 0107
(2) in house calendar.
Short Title: Approval Of Alternative Principal Programs
Sponsors: T. Story (D) | D. Coram (R) / S. Woodrow (D) | C. Larson (R)
Summary:

The bill authorizes a school district, a board of cooperative services, an institution of higher education, a nonprofit organization, a charter school, the state charter school institute, a nonpublic school, or any combination thereof to create an alternative principal program (program). The program must meet statutory requirements and is subject to approval and periodic reapproval by the state board of education. A person who completes an approved program while employed by a school district, board of cooperative services, or charter school may qualify for an initial or professional principal license.


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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/18/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/12/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/12/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/16/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/17/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 19
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-058 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 CHARTER SCHOOL".

Page 5, line 13, strike "OR CHARTER SCHOOL".

Page 6, line 11, strike "OR CHARTER SCHOOL".

Page 6, line 13, strike "OR CHARTER SCHOOL".

Education


Senate Journal, March 12
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-058 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 8, after line 15 insert:

"SECTION 4. Appropriation. For the 2021-22 state fiscal year,
$16,692 is appropriated to the department of education. This
appropriation is from the educator licensure cash fund created in section
22-60.5-112 (1)(a), C.R.S., and is based on an assumption that the
department will require an additional 0.2 FTE. To implement this act, the
department may use this appropriation for the office of professional
services.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 1, line 101, strike "PROGRAMS." and substitute "PROGRAMS, AND,
IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".


Appro-
priations


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Woodrow and Larson-
Senate Sponsors: Story and Coram--

SB21-067 Strengthening Civics Education 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, April 13 2021
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(5) in house calendar.
Short Title: Strengthening Civics Education
Sponsors: D. Coram (R) | C. Hansen (D) / B. McLachlan (D) | T. Carver (R)
Summary:

The bill specifies information and issues that public schools must teach in providing courses on civil government. The bill directs the state board of education (state board) to review the state civics standards and update them as necessary to include the identified information and issues.The bill creates the Colorado seal of civics excellence (seal) to recognize public schools and school districts that implement high-quality civics education programs. A public school may apply to the department of education (department) to receive the seal. The department shall review the applications, and the state board shall award a seal to those applicants that the department finds to have achieved specified criteria. If at least 90% of public schools within a school district receive a seal in a single school year, the state board shall award a seal to the school district. The school performance report for a public school or school district that receives a seal must state that fact and include information describing the criteria for obtaining a seal. The general assembly, by tribute, shall publicly recognize the public schools and school districts that are awarded seals. Each public school and school district is encouraged to partner with local service organizations to solicit donations to improve the quality of the civics education program that the public school or school district provides.The bill authorizes a school district, charter school, or board of cooperative services that operates a public school (local education provider) to grant a diploma endorsement in civics literacy to a graduating high school student who meets specified requirements. A granting local education provider must provide information concerning the civics literacy diploma endorsement requirements to students and their parents.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/4/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/9/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
3/10/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/11/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/8/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
Amendments:

Senate Journal, March 5
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-067 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 6, after line 22 insert:

"(d) EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL AND SCHOOL DISTRICT IS ENCOURAGED TO
PARTNER WITH LOCAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS TO SOLICIT DONATIONS TO
IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF THE CIVICS EDUCATION PROGRAM THAT THE PUBLIC
SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT PROVIDES. DONATIONS MAY BE USED TO PAY THE
COST OF DEVELOPING A HIGH-QUALITY CURRICULUM, INVITING SPEAKERS TO
INTERACT WITH STUDENTS, AND PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH OPPORTUNITIES FOR
CIVICS LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM.".

Page 6, strike lines 23 through 27.

Strike pages 7 through 11.

Page 12, strike lines 1 through 9.

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.


Education


Senate Journal, March 9
SB21-067 by Senator(s) Coram and Hansen, Priola; --Concerning measures to strengthen civics
education in Colorado.


Amendment No. 1, Education Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, March 5, page(s) 192 and placed in members' bill files.)

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

Amend printed bill, page 6, line 4, strike "AND".

Page 6, line 10, strike "GOVERNMENTS." and substitute "GOVERNMENTS; AND".

Page 6, after line 10 insert:

"(H) HOW TO ENGAGE WITH FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL
GOVERNMENTS AND HOW TO ENGAGE WITH PUBLIC OFFICIALS.".

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


Senate Journal, March 10
SB21-067 by Senator(s) Coram and Hansen, Priola; also Representative(s) McLachlan and Carver--
Concerning measures to strengthen civics education in Colorado.

A majority of those elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, Senator Coram
was given permission to offer a third reading amendment.

Third Reading Amendment No. 1(L.004) , by Senator Coram .

Amend engrossed bill, page 2, after line 1 insert:

"SECTION 1. Short title. The short title of this act is the "Senator
Lois Court Civics Act of 2021".".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.


The amendment was passed on the following roll call vote:

YES 35 NO 0 EXCUSED 0 ABSENT 0
Bridges Y Gardner Y Lee Y Simpson Y
Buckner Y Ginal Y Liston Y Smallwood Y
Coleman Y Gonzales Y Lundeen Y Sonnenberg Y
Cooke Y Hansen Y Moreno Y Story Y
Coram Y Hisey Y Pettersen Y Winter Y
Danielson Y Holbert Y Priola Y Woodward Y
Donovan Y Jaquez Lewis Y Rankin Y Zenzinger Y
Fenberg Y Kirkmeyer Y Rodriguez Y President Y
Fields Y Kolker Y Scott Y

The question being "Shall the bill, as amended, pass?", the roll call was taken with the
following result:


YES 28 NO 7 EXCUSED 0 ABSENT 0
Bridges Y Gardner Y Lee Y Simpson Y
Buckner Y Ginal Y Liston Y Smallwood N
Coleman Y Gonzales Y Lundeen N Sonnenberg Y
Cooke Y Hansen Y Moreno Y Story Y
Coram Y Hisey N Pettersen Y Winter Y
Danielson Y Holbert N Priola Y Woodward N
Donovan Y Jaquez Lewis Y Rankin Y Zenzinger N
Fenberg Y Kirkmeyer Y Rodriguez Y President Y
Fields Y Kolker N Scott Y


House Journal, April 9
1 SB21-067 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
2 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
3 recommendation:
4
5 Amend reengrossed bill, page 4, line 17, strike "education by" and
6 substitute "education.".
7
8 Page 4, strike lines 18 through 20.
9
10


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: -
Senate Sponsors: Coram and Hansen, Priola--

SB21-080 Protections For Entities During COVID-19 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Protections For Entities During COVID-19
Sponsors: R. Woodward (R) / S. Bird (D) | M. Bradfield
Summary:

An entity is not liable for any damages that result from exposure, loss, damage, injury, or death arising out of COVID-19 unless:

  • A claimant proves by clear and convincing evidence that the exposure, loss, damage, injury, or death was caused by the entity's failure to comply with public health guidelines; or
  • The exposure, loss, damage, injury, or death was caused by gross negligence or a willful and wanton act or omission of the entity.

The bill is repealed 2 years after the date the governor terminates the state of disaster emergency declared on March 11, 2020.


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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
3/8/2021 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Bird and Bradfield, Larson-
Senate Sponsors: Woodward--

SB21-106 Concerning Successful High School Transitions 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Concerning Successful High School Transitions
Sponsors: J. Coleman | K. Priola (R) / B. McLachlan (D) | M. Baisley (R)
Summary:

The bill amends the high school innovative learning pilot program (ILOP) that authorized school districts, district charter schools, and institute charter schools (local education providers) to count as full-time students high school students participating in innovative learning opportunities regardless of whether they meet the number of teacher-pupil instruction and contact hours for full-time enrollment. The bill allows a school of a school district to participate in an ILOP with a district or independently and requires all applicants to demonstrate how their innovative learning plan disproportionately benefits underserved students.

In selecting applicants to participate in the pilot program, the bill requires the department of education (department) and the state board of education (state board) to consider whether the innovative learning plan includes opportunities for students to participate in registered or unregistered apprenticeships, internships, and technical training or skills programs through an industry provider, teacher training opportunities, concurrent enrollment, and industry certificates.

Further, subject to available appropriations, the state board is encouraged to select up to 20 applicants and is not limited to choosing applicants that had part-time students in the prior year and that enroll fewer than 5,000 students.

The bill creates the fourth year innovation pilot program (pilot program) in the department of higher education to disburse state funding to postsecondary education and training programs on behalf of low-income students who graduate early from a high school participating in the pilot program prior to enrolling in the fourth year of high school or prior to enrolling in the second semester of their fourth year in high school.

The state funding awarded to a student graduating prior to enrolling in the fourth year of high school is equal to the greater of 75% of the average state share amount of the statewide average per-pupil funding for public elementary and secondary schools or $3,500. The state funding for a student graduating prior to the second semester of their fourth year in high school is equal to the greater of 45% of the average state share amount of the statewide average per-pupil funding for public elementary and secondary schools or $2,000. The state funding 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 of higher education. The local education provider from which the student graduated early prior to the fourth year of high school receives a portion of the state savings for school finance obligations due to the early graduation.

An eligible graduate must enroll in a postsecondary program and use the state funding award before the eligible graduate's twenty-first birthday, at which time the unused portion of the state funding is forfeited.

The bill requires the department of higher education to report annually to certain committees of the general assembly certain information relating to the pilot program. The bill creates a fund for the pilot program.


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

Status: 2/18/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/11/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
Amendments:

Senate Journal, March 12
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-106 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 3, line 26, strike "DISTRICT," and substitute "DISTRICT
OR OF A BOARD OF COOPERATIVE SERVICES,".

Page 9, line 5, strike "8-83-225." and substitute "8-83-225, AND THAT MEETS
THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SECTION 23-3.3-1304 (3).".

Page 12, strike lines 12 through 18 and substitute "IN THE PILOT PROGRAM. THE
ELIGIBLE GRADUATE MUST COMMENCE A POSTSECONDARY PROGRAM WITHIN
EIGHTEEN MONTHS AFTER GRADUATING EARLY, OR THE ELIGIBLE GRADUATE
FORFEITS THE STATE FUNDING.".

Page 13, after line 9 insert:
"(c) THE POSTSECONDARY PROGRAM SHALL ENSURE THAT THE STATE
FUNDING IS USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION.
THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DISSEMINATE GUIDELINES TO PARTICIPATING
POSTSECONDARY PROGRAMS CLEARLY DESCRIBING THE ALLOWABLE USES OF
STATE FUNDING UNDER THIS SECTION AND ESTABLISHING THE EXPECTATION
THAT THE POSTSECONDARY PROGRAMS ENSURE APPROPRIATE USE OF STATE
FUNDING.
(3) IN ORDER TO RECEIVE FUNDING AS A POSTSECONDARY PROGRAM
PURSUANT TO THIS PART 13, THE POSTSECONDARY PROGRAM MUST HAVE
QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS CONSISTENT WITH THE POSTSECONDARY PROGRAM'S
ACCREDITATION OR AUTHORIZATION, AND:
(a) A TRAINING PROGRAM PROVIDER MUST BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL
ELIGIBILITY AND QUALITY REQUIREMENTS FOR FUNDING UNDER THE FEDERAL
"WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT", 29 U.S.C. SEC. 3101 ET
SEQ., REFERRED TO IN THIS SECTION AS "WIOA", AND BE SUBJECT TO THE EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY AND NONDISCRIMINATION REQUIREMENTS OF WIOA AND ITS
IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS AT 29 CFR PART 38; AND
(b) AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL COMPLY WITH ALL
STATE AND LOCAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND WITH FEDERAL LAWS
PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATING AGAINST STUDENTS, INCLUDING TITLE IX OF THE
"EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972", THE "AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT", SECTION 504 OF THE "REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973", TITLE VI OF THE
"CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964", AND THE "AGE DISCRIMINATION ACT OF 1975",
AND ANY OTHER FEDERAL DISCRIMINATION STATUTES.".

Page 13, line 21, strike "YEAR;" and substitute "YEAR AND THE AMOUNT OF
STATE FUNDING, IF ANY, REMITTED TO AN ELIGIBLE GRADUATE BY THE
POSTSECONDARY PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-3.3-1304 (2)(a);".

Page 14, line 9, after "IN" insert "SUBSECTION (1) OF".

Page 14, after line 10 insert:

"(3) (a) THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT SHALL
COMMUNICATE THE REPORTING EXPECTATIONS UNDER THE FEDERAL
"WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT", 29 U.S.C. SEC. 3101 ET
SEQ., TO ALL APPROVED TRAINING PROVIDERS RECEIVING STATE FUNDING
PURSUANT TO THIS PART 13 TO ENSURE THAT PARTICIPATION AND EMPLOYMENT
OUTCOMES FOR EARLY GRADUATES ARE INCLUDED IN EXISTING DEPARTMENT OF
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT REPORTING.
(b) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL COMMUNICATE REPORTING EXPECTATIONS
TO INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION RECEIVING STATE FUNDING PURSUANT
TO THIS PART 13 TO ENSURE THAT EARLY GRADUATES ARE INCLUDED IN
EXISTING DEPARTMENT DATA COLLECTIONS REGARDING OUTCOMES SUCH AS
COMPLETION RATES, EARNINGS, AND EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES.
(c) TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, POSTSECONDARY PROGRAMS
RECEIVING STATE FUNDING PURSUANT TO THIS PART 13 SHALL CONDUCT AN
ASSESSMENT TO DETERMINE WHY AN EARLY GRADUATE WHO LEFT THE
POSTSECONDARY PROGRAM PRIOR TO COMPLETION LEFT THE POSTSECONDARY
PROGRAM.".

Page 15, strike line 6 and substitute "EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 31, 2027.".



Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: McLachlan and Baisley-
Senate Sponsors: Coleman and Priola, Bridges--

SB21-119 Increasing Access To High-Quality Credentials 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Increasing Access To High-Quality Credentials
Sponsors: J. Bridges (D) | P. Lundeen (R) / D. Esgar (D) | T. Geitner (R)
Summary:

The career development success program provides financial incentives for participating school districts and participating charter schools to encourage pupils enrolled in grades 9 through 12 to enroll in and successfully complete qualified industry-credential programs; qualified internship, residency, or construction industry pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship programs; and qualified advanced placement courses (programs and courses). The bill amends the list of qualified programs by removing residency programs and expanding pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs to include any industry program, not just construction industry programs.

The bill expands the definition of a qualified industry-credential program to include a career and technical education program that, upon completion, results in an industry-recognized credential with labor market value aligned with a high-skill, high-wage, in-demand job.

Current law requires the work force development council (council) to identify the programs and courses by identifying the jobs included in the Colorado talent report with the greatest regional and state demand, including jobs in in-demand industries. The bill requires the council to consult with relevant industries to identify the programs and courses by identifying high-skill, high-wage jobs in in-demand industries that have labor market value. Any programs and courses the council determines do not demonstrate labor market value may be removed from the council's website.

Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, and each school year thereafter, the department of education (department), in coordination with the department of labor and employment, the department of higher education, the Colorado community college system, and employers from in-demand industries, shall identify the top 10 industry-recognized credentials that may be awarded to high school students. For each identified credential, the department shall specify how the courses taken to earn the credential align with the state academic standards.

The bill requires each participating school district, each nonparticipating school district on behalf of its participating charter schools, and the state charter school institute on behalf of each participating institute charter school to report to the department the total number of pupils who successfully complete a program or course, disaggregated by the student's race, ethnicity, and gender, and whether the student is a student with a disability, an English language learner, or eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

Current law requires each participating school district and each participating charter school to regularly communicate to all high school students the availability of programs and courses and the benefits a student receives as a result of successfully completing one of the programs or courses. The bill expands this requirement to all middle school students and the students' families.

The bill requires each participating school district and each participating charter school to communicate how industry-recognized credentials and guaranteed-transfer pathways courses that are included in such credentials are aligned with postsecondary degrees and high-skill, high-wage, in-demand jobs, and the top 10 industry-recognized credentials identified by the department. The communications must be provided in a language that the students and the students' families understand.

The bill updates the department's annual reporting requirements to the general assembly to include:

  • Whether the students participating in the programs and courses enlisted in the military or entered the workforce after graduation;
  • How money received under the career development success program was used to promote the availability of programs and courses; and
  • How the participating school district or participating charter school determined which programs and courses to offer, including how the programs and courses are aligned with local workforce needs.

No later than July 1, 2022, the department, in collaboration with the Colorado community college system, shall publish and disseminate materials through existing and relevant platforms used to engage with districts that include, at a minimum, the top 10 industry-recognized credentials and a sample communications plan for how a participating school district or participating charter school may communicate the value of credentials and experiences to students and families.

The bill requires participating school districts and participating charter schools to utilize program funding to promote access to programs and courses.

The bill requires the return on investment report to include information specifically identifying the number of high school students enrolled and the number of degrees and certificates awarded through the career development success program.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


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

Status: 2/23/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/17/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/1/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/6/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/7/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/8/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
Amendments:

Senate Journal, March 18
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-119 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 4, line 16, strike "(1)(b), (1)(c),".

Page 4, line 17, before "(1)(k);" strike "and".

Page 4, strike lines 22 through 27.

Page 5, strike lines 1 through 9.

Page 5, strike lines 23 through 27 and substitute:

"(j) "Qualified internship, residency, or construction industry
pre-apprenticeship, or apprenticeship WORKPLACE TRAINING program" means
an internship program, a residency program, a construction industry
apprenticeship program, or a construction industry pre-apprenticeship program,
which program OR ANY OTHER INDUSTRY APPRENTICESHIP OR
PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM THAT is identified by the Colorado work force
development council as provided in subsection (3) of this section.".

Page 6, strike line 1.

Page 8, line 15, after "CREDENTIAL" insert "PATHWAY".

Page 8, line 16, before "AND" insert "COURSES THAT ARE PART OF A STATEWIDE
DEGREE TRANSFER AGREEMENT ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-1-108
(7)(a), OR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES,".

Strike "internship, residency, or construction industry pre-apprenticeship, or
INDUSTRY apprenticeship" and substitute "internship, residency, or construction
industry pre-apprenticeship, or apprenticeship WORKPLACE TRAINING" on: Page
6, lines 14 through 16 and 21 and 22; Page 7, lines 3 and 4 and 7 and 8; Page
9, lines 1 and 2; Page 10, lines 6 and 7, 12 through 14, and 19 and 20; Page 11,
lines 23 and 24; and Page 12, lines 10 and 11.

Strike "INTERNSHIP, INDUSTRY PRE-APPRENTICESHIP, OR INDUSTRY
APPRENTICESHIP" and substitute "WORKPLACE TRAINING" on: Page 11, lines 10
and 11; Page 12, lines 19 and 20 and 24 and 25; and Page 14, lines 1 and 2.


Education


Senate Journal, April 6
SB21-119 by Senator(s) Bridges and Lundeen; --Concerning increasing access in high school to high-
quality credentials within the career development success program.

Amendment No. 1, Education Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, March 18, page(s) 289 and placed in members' bill files.)


Amendment No. 2(L.004), by Senator Bridges.

Amend printed bill, page 9, line 15, after "program" insert "AND
NON-REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM".


Amendment No. 3(L.005), by Senator Bridges.

Amend the Education Committee Report, dated March 17, 2021, page 1, strike
lines 15 through 17.

Page 2, strike line 1 and substitute "Page 8, strike lines 15 and 16 and
substitute:

"(III) THE CREDENTIAL PATHWAY MUST INCLUDE CONCURRENT
ENROLLMENT COURSES, AS PROVIDED IN THE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT
PROGRAMS ACT, ARTICLE 35 OF THIS TITLE 22, AND BE".".


Amendment No. 4(L.006), by Senator Bridges.

Amend printed bill, page 14, after line 18 insert:

"SECTION 3. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-1-135, amend (3)(b)(I)
as follows:
23-1-135. Department directive - undergraduate degree and
certificate programs - annual return on investment report - definition -
repeal. (3) (b) The return on investment report must include information
concerning the undergraduate degree and certificate programs offered at each
institution including, at a minimum:
(I) The number of students enrolled in the undergraduate degree or
certificate program and the number of degrees and certificates awarded annually
for the program, SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFYING THE NUMBER OF HIGH SCHOOL
STUDENTS ENROLLED AND THE NUMBER OF DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
AWARDED THROUGH THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS PROGRAM CREATED
IN SECTION 22-54-138;".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

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



Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: -
Senate Sponsors: Bridges and Lundeen--

SB21-172 Educator Pay Raise Fund 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Educator Pay Raise Fund
Sponsors: J. Danielson (D) | L. Garcia (D) / S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D) | D. Ortiz
Summary:

The bill creates the educator pay raise fund (fund), which consists of money that the general assembly may appropriate or transfer to the fund. The department of education must distribute any money appropriated from the fund to assist school districts, charter schools, and boards of cooperative services in increasing teacher salaries and the hourly wage paid to other employees.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 3/4/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/18/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/22/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/23/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/25/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
Amendments:

Senate Journal, March 22
SB21-172 by Senator(s) Danielson and Garcia; also Representative(s) Gonzales-Gutierrez and Ortiz--
Concerning creation of a fund to assist in increasing the amounts paid to persons employed
by local education providers.

Senator Lundeen moved to amend the report of the Committee of the Whole to show that
the following floor amendment, (L.002) to SB21-172, did pass.

Amend printed bill, page 2, strike lines 12 through 15.

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 3, strike line 11 and substitute "TEACHER SALARIES.".

Page 3, strike lines 14 and 15 and substitute "IN INCREASING THE SALARY PAID
TO TEACHERS.".

Page 3, strike lines 25 through 27.

Page 4, strike lines 1 through 6.

Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.

Page 4, line 15, strike "PROGRAM OR TO PROVIDE SERVICES AS A" and substitute
"PROGRAM.".

Page 4, strike lines 16 and 17.

Page 4, strike line 22 and substitute:

"22-55.5-103. Teacher pay raise fund - created. THE TEACHER".

Page 5, strike lines 3 and 4 and substitute "INCREASE THE SALARY PAID TO
TEACHERS.".


Less than a majority of all members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative,
the amendment to the report of the Committee of the Whole was lost on the following roll
call vote:

YES 15 NO 20 EXCUSED 0 ABSENT 0
Bridges N Gardner Y Lee N Simpson Y
Buckner N Ginal N Liston Y Smallwood Y
Coleman N Gonzales N Lundeen Y Sonnenberg Y
Cooke Y Hansen N Moreno N Story N
Coram Y Hisey Y Pettersen N Winter N
Danielson N Holbert Y Priola Y Woodward Y
Donovan N Jaquez Lewis N Rankin Y Zenzinger N
Fenberg N Kirkmeyer Y Rodriguez N President N
Fields N Kolker N Scott Y



Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Gonzales-Gutierrez and Ortiz-
Senate Sponsors: Danielson and Garcia--

SB21-182 School Discipline 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: School Discipline
Sponsors: J. Buckner / L. Herod (D)
Summary:

The bill requires the state board of education to promulgate rules to standardize the reporting method for school districts and charter schools to report disproportionate discipline data to the department of education (department) and the federal department of education's biennial survey.

The bill requires each school district and institute charter school to disaggregate reports of conduct and discipline violations by race, ethnicity, gender, status as a student with a disability, and socioeconomic status to the maximum extent possible in compliance with the federal "Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974", 20 U.S.C. sec. 1232g. The bill also requires each school district and institute charter school to report the specific action taken in response to each discipline violation.

The bill prohibits law enforcement officers from arresting students, or issuing a summons, ticket, or notice requiring the appearance of a student in court or at a police station for certain offenses and conduct. The bill also prohibits a school resource officer or law enforcement officer acting in their official capacity from handcuffing an elementary school student.

The bill requires school districts and institute charter schools to adopt policies for selecting school resource officers if the school district or institute charter school elects to contract for one or more school resource officers. The bill requires each school district or institute charter school and the employing law enforcement agency to jointly create an evaluation process for school resource officers. Each school district or institute charter school and employing law enforcement agency shall enter into a memorandum of understanding to address issues such as strategies, procedures, and practices that minimize student exposure to the criminal and juvenile justice system; prioritization of strategies for enhancing student learning, safety, and well-being; and creation of a sustainable and successful balance between education and protecting students, teachers, and the school.

The bill requires each school district board of education and each institute charter school to adopt a policy to report and address disproportionate disciplinary practices in public schools. Each school district and institute charter school shall develop, implement, and annually review improvement plans to address disproportionate discipline practices by race, ethnicity, gender, status as a student with a disability, and socioeconomic status based on the policy and disciplinary data reported to the department under the safe school reporting requirements. In implementing an improvement plan to address disproportionate discipline practices, each school district and institute charter school shall provide to the parents of the students enrolled in the school written notice of the improvement plan and issues identified by the department as giving rise to the need for the plan. The written notice must include the timeline for developing and adopting the improvement plan and the dates, times, and locations of the public meeting and a public hearing.

The bill requires school districts and institute charter schools to address chronic absenteeism and disproportionate disciplinary practices in order to provide support to students who are identified as at risk of chronic absenteeism and disciplinary actions, including classroom removal, suspension, and expulsion. The bill amends the expelled and at-risk student services grant program to focus on services for students identified as at risk of dropping out of school due to chronic absenteeism and disciplinary actions.


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

Status: 3/12/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/7/2021 Senate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Herod, Exum, Jackson, Jodeh, Ricks, Bacon, Kipp, Ortiz, Tipper, Young-
Senate Sponsors: Buckner, Coleman, Bridges, Fields, Lee, Pettersen, Story, Winter, Zenzinger--

SB21-185 Supporting Educator Workforce In Colorado 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Supporting Educator Workforce In Colorado
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger (D) | B. Rankin (R) / B. McLachlan (D) | J. McCluskie (D)
Summary:

Current law limits the content areas in which a person who holds an adjunct instructor authorization may teach. The bill allows a school district or charter school to employ a person who holds an adjunct instructor authorization to teach in all content areas in order to address recruiting challenges and establish a diverse workforce. A person who holds an adjunct instructor authorization may be employed under the authorization only in the school district or charter school that requested the person's services. A person who holds an adjunct instructor authorization and is employed by a school district may teach only under the general supervision of a licensed professional. A school district and a charter school may not employ the person as a full-time teacher.

The bill requires the department of education (department) to direct resources to publicize existing teacher preparation programs to facilitate entry into the teaching profession. The bill also requires the department to provide technical support to school districts, boards of cooperative services, and charter schools to assist them in accessing the existing programs and in recruiting individuals to pursue teaching careers.

The bill requires the state board for community colleges and occupational education to collaborate with the department and the deans of the schools of education and academic administrators in Colorado institutions of higher education, or their designees, to design a teaching career pathway for individuals to enter the teaching profession. The bill outlines the components of the teaching career pathway program.

The bill creates the teacher recruitment education and preparation program (TREP program). Two of the main objectives of the TREP program are to increase the number of students entering the teaching profession and to create a more diverse teacher workforce to reflect the ethnic diversity of the state. A qualified TREP program participant may concurrently enroll in postsecondary courses in the 2 years directly following the year in which the participant was enrolled in the twelfth grade of a local education provider. The bill outlines the selection criteria and requirements for the TREP program.

The bill creates the educator recruitment and retention program (ERR program) in the department to provide support to members of the armed forces, nonmilitary-affiliated educator candidates, and local education providers to recruit, select, train, and retain highly qualified educators across the state. The state board of education and the state board for community colleges and occupational education shall promulgate rules to implement the ERR program. The bill outlines the eligibility criteria and program services. Eligible ERR program participants may receive up to $10,000 for the tuition cost of participating in an educator preparation program.


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

Status: 3/18/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/31/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
Amendments:

Senate Journal, April 1
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-185 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 1 insert:

"SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-60.5-102, add (16.5)
as follows:
22-60.5-102. Definitions. As used in this article 60.5, unless the
context otherwise requires:
(16.5) "RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT" MEANS A SCHOOL DISTRICT IN
COLORADO THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DETERMINES IS RURAL,
BASED ON THE GEOGRAPHIC SIZE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE DISTANCE
OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM THE NEAREST LARGE, URBANIZED AREA, AND
THE TOTAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT IS SIX THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED STUDENTS
OR FEWER STUDENTS.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 4, line 18, after "TEACHER." insert "NOTWITHSTANDING THIS SUBSECTION
(c), A RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY EMPLOY A PERSON WHO HOLDS AN ADJUNCT
INSTRUCTOR AUTHORIZATION AS A FULL-TIME TEACHER ONLY IF THERE ARE NO
QUALIFIED, LICENSED APPLICANTS FOR THE POSITION.".

Page 6, line 8, strike "BOARD," and substitute "DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER
EDUCATION,".

Page 6, line 9, strike "EDUCATION" and substitute "EDUCATION, THE BOARD,".

Page 6, line 17, after "PATHWAY." add "THE BOARD SHALL APPROVE ALL
PATHWAYS THAT BEGIN IN MIDDLE OR HIGH SCHOOL.".

Page 6, line 18, strike "DESIGNED BY THE BOARD".

Page 7, strike lines 9 through 13 and substitute:

"(3) THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL DIRECT EACH SCHOOL
DISTRICT TO PUBLICIZE THE TEACHING CAREER PATHWAY ON ITS WEBSITE AND
SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL DIRECT
EACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS AND FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONAL CAMPUS
TO PUBLICIZE THE TEACHING CAREER PATHWAY ON ITS WEBSITE AND SOCIAL
MEDIA.".

Page 8, line 2, strike "EDUCATION," and substitute "EDUCATOR PREPARATION
PROGRAMS,".

Page 8, line 7, after "POSTSECONDARY" insert "EDUCATOR PREPARATION".

Page 9, after line 11 insert:

"(II) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL ANNUALLY FUND EACH POTENTIAL
TREP PROGRAM PARTICIPANT AT THE SAME PER-PUPIL RATE AS DETERMINED BY
THE ASCENT PROGRAM AS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 22-35-108.".

Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.

Page 11, line 16, strike "TITLE 22CONCERNING" and substitute "TITLE 22
CONCERNING".

Page 11, after line 19 insert:

"(7) ON OR BEFORE JULY 1, 2031, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PREPARE
AND SUBMIT TO THE EDUCATION COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, OR ANY SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES, A REPORT, BASED ON THE
COMPILED ANNUAL REPORTS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 22-35-112, CONCERNING
THE OUTCOMES ACHIEVED BY THE TREP PROGRAM AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF
THE TREP PROGRAM IN MEETING THE OBJECTIVES DESCRIBED IN SECTION
22-35-108.5 (1). BASED ON THE OUTCOMES ACHIEVED AND THE EVALUATION OF
EFFECTIVENESS, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL INCLUDE IN THE REPORT A
RECOMMENDATION AS TO WHETHER THE TREP PROGRAM SHOULD BE
CONTINUED, AMENDED, OR REPEALED.".

Page 13, line 2, strike "AREA." and substitute "AREA, AND THE TOTAL STUDENT
ENROLLMENT IS SIX THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED STUDENTS OR FEWER
STUDENTS.".

Page 13, strike lines 6 through 8 and substitute:

"(9) "SMALL RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT" MEANS A SCHOOL DISTRICT IN
COLORADO THAT THE DEPARTMENT DETERMINES IS RURAL, BASED ON THE
GEOGRAPHIC SIZE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE DISTANCE OF THE SCHOOL
DISTRICT FROM THE NEAREST LARGE, URBANIZED AREA, AND THAT ENROLLS
FEWER THAN ONE THOUSAND STUDENTS IN PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH
TWELFTH GRADE.".

Page 15, line 24, after "DISTRICT." add "IF AN APPLICANT DOES NOT FULFILL THE
SERVICE CONDITION OF THE PROGRAM, THE APPLICANT SHALL REPAY THE
AWARDED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO THE DEPARTMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE RULES PROMULGATED BY THE STATE BOARD.".

Page 16, line 19, strike "VOCATIONAL" and substitute "CAREER".
Page 16, line 20, strike "TEACHER" and substitute "EDUCATION".

Page 16, line 23, strike "VOCATIONAL" and substitute "CAREER".

Page 18, after line 2 insert:

"(3) ON OR BEFORE JULY 1, 2031, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PREPARE
AND SUBMIT TO THE EDUCATION COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, OR ANY SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES, A REPORT, BASED ON THE
COMPILED ANNUAL REPORTS DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION,
CONCERNING THE OUTCOMES ACHIEVED BY THE PROGRAM AND THE
EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROGRAM IN MEETING THE GOALS OF THE PROGRAM
DESCRIBED IN SECTION 22-60.3-202 (2). BASED ON THE OUTCOMES ACHIEVED
AND THE EVALUATION OF EFFECTIVENESS, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL INCLUDE IN
THE REPORT A RECOMMENDATION AS TO WHETHER THE PROGRAM SHOULD BE
CONTINUED, AMENDED, OR REPEALED.".

Page 25, after line 27 insert:

"SECTION 20. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-3.9-102, add (1)(d)
as follows:
23-3.9-102. Educator loan forgiveness program - administration -
fund - eligibility. (1) (d) IN APPROVING APPLICATIONS FOR EACH GROUP OF
APPLICANTS IDENTIFIED IN SUBSECTIONS (1)(c)(I), (1)(c)(II), AND (1)(c)(III) OF
THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSION SHALL:
(I) CONSIDER FIRST THOSE APPLICANTS WHO HOLD EDUCATOR LICENSES
ISSUED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 60.5 OF TITLE 22 AND PRIORITIZE THE APPROVAL
OF THOSE APPLICATIONS BASED ON THE LENGTH OF TIME EACH APPLICANT HAS
BEEN EMPLOYED UNDER THE LICENSE, BEGINNING WITH THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN
EMPLOYED THE LONGEST; AND
(II) CONSIDER SECOND THOSE APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT HOLD
EDUCATOR LICENSES ISSUED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 60.5 OF TITLE 22 AND
PRIORITIZE THE APPROVAL OF THOSE APPLICATIONS BASED ON THE LENGTH OF
TIME THE APPLICANT HAS BEEN EMPLOYED AS AN EDUCATOR.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.



Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: McLachlan and McCluskie-
Senate Sponsors: Zenzinger and Rankin--

SB21-205 2021-22 Long Appropriations Bill 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: 2021-22 Long Appropriations Bill
Sponsors: D. Moreno (D) / J. McCluskie (D)
Summary:

Provides for the payment of expenses of the executive, legislative, and judicial departments of the state of Colorado, and of its agencies and institutions, for and during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, except as otherwise noted.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/5/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
4/6/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/8/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/9/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
Amendments:

Senate Journal, April 8
SB21-205 by Senator(s) Moreno, Hansen, Rankin; also Representative(s) McCluskie, Herod--
Concerning the provision for payment of the expenses of the executive, legislative, and
judicial departments of the state of Colorado, and of its agencies and institutions, for and
during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, except as otherwise noted.

Amendment No. 1(J.007), by Senator Zenzinger.

Amend printed bill, page 63, line 5, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike
"366,612,241" and substitute "376,612,241" and in the CASH FUNDS column
strike "116,582,286a" and substitute "126,582,286a".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

PURPOSE: Increases the appropriation for the Special Education Programs for
Children with Disabilities categorical program in the Department of Education
by $10,000,000 cash funds from the State Education Fund.

Fiscal Impact of Amendment
Department GF CF RF FF Total FTE
$0 $10,000,000 $0 $0 $10,000,000 0.0


Amendment No. 2(J.021), by Senator Kolker.

Amend printed bill, page 124, line 4, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike
"500,000" and substitute "1,500,000" and in the CASH FUNDS column strike
"500,000e" and substitute "1,500,000e".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

PURPOSE: Adds $1,000,000 cash funds from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund to
the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing for the Screening, Brief
Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Training Grant Program.

Fiscal Impact of Amendment
Department GF CF RF FF Total FTE
and Financing $0 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $1,000,000 0.0


Amendment No. 3(J.011), by Senator Coleman.

Amend printed bill, page 136, line 5, strike "Administration" and substitute
"Administration21a", in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "3,434,627" and
substitute "3,594,627", and in the GENERAL FUND column insert "160,000".

Page 136, line 6, in the GENERAL FUND column insert "(1.0 FTE)".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

Page 163, after line 14 insert:

"21a Department of Higher Education, Colorado
Commission on Higher Education and Higher Education
Special Purpose Programs, Administration,
Administration -- It is the General Assembly's intent that
$160,000 General Fund in this line item be spent for a
new Chief Educational Equity Officer position and
related costs.".

PURPOSE: Increases the appropriation for administration in the Department of
Higher Education by $160,000 General Fund and 1.0 FTE and adds a footnote
explaining legislative intent that these funds be used for a new Chief
Educational Equity Officer position and related costs.

Fiscal Impact of Amendment
Department GF CF RF FF Total FTE
Education $160,000 $0 $0 $0 $160,000 1.0


Amendment No. 4(J.004), by Senator Coleman.

Amend printed bill, page 185, line 5, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike
"9,270,575" and substitute "10,315,424" and in the GENERAL FUND column
strike "1,467,475" and substitute "2,512,324".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

PURPOSE: Increases funding for the Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program
in the Department of Human Services by $1,044,849 General Fund.

Fiscal Impact of Amendment
Department GF CF RF FF Total FTE
$1,044,849 $0 $0 $0 $1,044,849 0.0


Amendment No. 5(J.018), by Senator Fields.

Amend printed bill, page 196, line 3, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike
"1,891,913" and substitute "6,891,913" and in the GENERAL FUND column
insert "5,000,000".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

PURPOSE: Adds $5.0 million General Fund for the Domestic Abuse Program
in the Office of Self Sufficiency in the Department of Human Services.

Fiscal Impact of Amendment
Department GF CF RF FF Total FTE
Human Services $5,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $5,000,000 0.0


Amendment No. 6(J.006), by Senator Winter.

Amend printed bill, page 224, after line 3 insert:

ITEM & GENERAL
SUBTOTAL FUND
$ $


"Disability Benefits
Application Assistance
Program 2,000,000 2,000,000".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

PURPOSE: Adds $2.0 million General Fund and a new line item for the
Disability Benefits Application Assistance Program, created in Section 26-2-
119.7 (2)(a), C.R.S., to the Adult Assistance Programs division in the
Department of Human Services.

Fiscal Impact of Amendment
Department GF CF RF FF Total FTE
Fiscal Impact of Amendment
Human Services $2,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $2,000,000 0.0


Amendment No. 7(J.044), by Senator Holbert.

Amend printed bill, page 295, line 1, strike "Unit" and substitute "Unit70a", in
the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "2,247,416" and substitute
"2,462,416", and in the GENERAL FUND column insert "215,000".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

Page 298, after line 5 insert:

"70a Department of Law, Consumer Protection, Consumer
Credit Unit -- It is the General Assembly's intent that of
the amount appropriated to this line item, $215,000
General Fund be used to contract with a vendor to study,
collect, and report data to the general assembly related
to the availability of safe and affordable credit, such as
to the use, total costs, and overall consumer impacts of
non-depository lending products available under existing
Colorado laws.".

PURPOSE: Adds an appropriation of $215,000 General Fund for the Consumer
Credit Unit in the Department of Law. Adds a footnote expressing the General
Assembly's intent that the funds be used to contract with a vendor to study,
collect, and report data related to the availability of safe and affordable credit,
such as to the use, total costs, and overall consumer impacts of non-depository
lending products available under existing Colorado laws.

Fiscal Impact of Amendment
Department GF CF RF FF Total FTE
$215,000 $0 $0 $0 $215,000 0.0


Amendment No. 8(J.005), by Senator Gonzales.

Amend printed bill, page 308, line 13, strike "32-721, C.R.S.74,75" and substitute
"32-721, C.R.S.74,75,75a", in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike
"36,528,793" and substitute "41,528,793", and in the GENERAL FUND
column strike "9,200,000" and substitute "14,200,000".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

Page 323, after line 1 insert:

"75a Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing, Field
Services, Affordable Housing Construction Grants and
Loans pursuant to Section 24-32-721, C.R.S. -- It is the
General Assembly's intent that $5,000,000 of the
General Fund in this line item be used to provide
housing assistance to individuals who cannot verify their
lawful presence in the United States.".

PURPOSE: Increases the appropriation to the Department of Local Affairs for
Affordable Housing Construction Grants and Loans pursuant to Section 24-32-
721, C.R.S., by $5.0 million General Fund and adds a footnote stating that it is
the General Assembly's intent that the additional funds be used for housing
assistance for individuals who cannot verify their lawful presence in the United
States.

Fiscal Impact of Amendment
Department GF CF RF FF Total FTE
Local Affairs $5,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $5,000,000 0.0

Amendment No. 9(J.020), by Senator Winter.

Amend printed bill, page 475, line 2, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike
"2,051,061" and substitute "2,701,061" and in the GENERAL FUND column
strike "1,092,231" and substitute "1,742,231".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

PURPOSE: Increases the funding for personal services in the Civil Rights
Division in the Department of Regulatory Agencies by $650,000 General
Fund.

Fiscal Impact of Amendment
Department GF CF RF FF Total FTE
Regulatory
Agencies $650,000 $0 $0 $0 $650,000 0.0


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

(For further action, see amendments to the report of the Committee of the Whole.)


Senate Journal, April 8
SB21-205 by Senator(s) Moreno, Hansen, Rankin; also Representative(s) McCluskie, Herod--
Concerning the provision for payment of the expenses of the executive, legislative, and
judicial departments of the state of Colorado, and of its agencies and institutions, for and
during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, except as otherwise noted.

Senator Kirkmeyer moved to amend the report of the Committee of the Whole to show
that the following Kirkmeyer floor amendment, (J.016, amendment packet #1) to SB21-
205, did pass.

Amend printed bill, page 25, line 12, strike "$59.42" and substitute "$80.00".

Page 25, line 13, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "13,023,829" and
substitute "17,549,200" and in the GENERAL FUND column strike
"13,023,829" and substitute "17,549,200".

Adjust affected totals accordingly.

PURPOSE: Increases the per-diem rate paid to local jails to house state
prisoners from $59.42 to $80.00 and increases the appropriation for that
purpose in the Department of Corrections by $4,525,371 General Fund.
Fiscal Impact of Amendment
Department GF CF RF FF Total FTE
$4,525,371 $0 $0 $0 $4,525,371 0.0


Less than a majority of all members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative,
the amendment to the report of the Committee of the Whole was lost on the following roll
call vote:

YES 16 NO 19 EXCUSED 0 ABSENT 0
Bridges Y Gardner Y Lee N Simpson Y
Buckner N Ginal N Liston Y Smallwood Y
Coleman N Gonzales N Lundeen Y Sonnenberg Y
Cooke Y Hansen N Moreno N Story N
Coram Y Hisey Y Pettersen N Winter Y
Danielson N Holbert Y Priola Y Woodward Y
Donovan N Jaquez Lewis N Rankin N Zenzinger N
Fenberg N Kirkmeyer Y Rodriguez N President N
Fields N Kolker N Scott Y


Fiscal Notes:
House Sponsors: McCluskie, Herod-
Senate Sponsors: Moreno, Hansen, Rankin--

SB21-206 Educator Licensure Cash Fund 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Educator Licensure Cash Fund
Sponsors: D. Moreno (D) / J. McCluskie (D)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. Since July 1, 2011, money in the educator licensure cash fund (fund), which includes educator license fees, has been continuously appropriated to the state board of education and the department of education (department) for expenses incurred in the administration of the "Colorado Educator Licensing Act of 1991". While the money is continuously appropriated, the department is required to report to legislative committees about its expenditures from the fund and about application processing time. Beginning with the next fiscal year, the general assembly is required to annually appropriate the money and the reporting requirement is repealed.

The bill grants the department 3 more years of continuous appropriation authority, and it likewise extends the related reporting requirement.


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

Status: 4/5/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
4/6/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/8/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: McCluskie, Herod-
Senate Sponsors: Moreno, Hansen, Rankin--

SB21-207 Public School Capital Construction Assistance Fund Transfer 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Public School Capital Construction Assistance Fund Transfer
Sponsors: D. Moreno (D) | B. Rankin (R) / L. Herod (D)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. On June 1, 2022, the state treasurer is required to transfer $100 million from the marijuana tax cash fund to the public school capital construction assistance fund (BEST fund).
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 4/5/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
4/6/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/8/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Herod, McCluskie, Ransom-
Senate Sponsors: Moreno and Rankin, Hansen--

SB21-208 General Fund Transfer To State Education Fund 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: General Fund Transfer To State Education Fund
Sponsors: D. Moreno (D) / L. Herod (D)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. The bill requires the state treasurer to transfer $100 million from the general fund to the state education fund on July 1, 2021.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 4/5/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
4/6/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/8/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
Amendments:

Senate Journal, April 8
SB21-208 by Senator(s) Moreno, Hansen, Rankin; also Representative(s) Herod, McCluskie, Ransom-
-Concerning the transfer of one hundred million dollars from the general fund to the state
education fund.

Senator Coram moved to amend the report of the Committee of the Whole to show that
the following Coram floor amendment, (L.001) to SB21-208, did pass.

Amend printed bill, page 2, line 7, after the period add "FIVE MILLION DOLLARS
OF THE MONEY TRANSFERRED TO THE STATE EDUCATION FUND SHALL BE
APPROPRIATED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR THE SAFE TO RIDE BUS
DISINFECTING PROGRAM CREATED IN SECTION 22-2-146.
SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 22-2-146 as follows:
22-2-146. Safe to ride school bus disinfecting pilot program -
creation - use of funds - gifts, grants, and donations - rules - legislative
declaration - definitions. (1) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT
OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
(a) "ANTIMICROBIAL PRODUCTS" MEANS PRODUCTS THAT ARE
REGISTERED ON THE FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S "LIST N"
TO KILL NINETY-NINE PERCENT OF BACTERIA, FUNGI, AND VIRUSES; ARE
HOSPITAL-GRADE, WITH THE LOWEST TOXICITY RATING AVAILABLE FROM THE
FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY; LEAVE NO CHEMICAL RESIDUE
AND DO NOT NEED TO BE WIPED DOWN AFTER APPLICATION; HAVE A SAFE,
STABLE SHELF-LIFE OF EIGHTEEN MONTHS; ARE NONCORROSIVE, NONCAUSTIC,
AND VOID OF HARSH CHEMICALS OR FUMES; POSE NO HEALTH THREAT TO
STUDENTS OR STAFF; REQUIRE NO PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR
PROPER HANDLING AND USE; AND MAY SAFELY BE USED ON FOOD CONTACT
SURFACES WITHOUT RINSING.
(b) "PILOT PROGRAM" MEANS THE SAFE TO RIDE SCHOOL BUS
DISINFECTING PILOT PROGRAM CREATED IN SUBSECTION (2) OF THIS SECTION.
(c) "PILOT PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR" MEANS THE PILOT PROGRAM
ADMINISTRATOR SELECTED BY THE DEPARTMENT PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (5)
OF THIS SECTION.
(d) "RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT" MEANS A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT THE
DEPARTMENT DETERMINES IS RURAL BASED ON THE GEOGRAPHIC SIZE OF THE
DISTRICT AND THE DISTANCE FROM THE NEAREST LARGE, URBANIZED AREA.
(e) "SCHOOL DISTRICT" MEANS A SCHOOL DISTRICT ORGANIZED AND
EXISTING PURSUANT TO LAW BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE A LOCAL DISTRICT
COLLEGE.
(2) THERE IS CREATED IN THE DEPARTMENT THE SAFE TO RIDE SCHOOL
BUS DISINFECTING PILOT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE GRANTS TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS
TO INCREASE THE SAFETY OF STUDENTS AND STAFF THROUGH THE USE OF
ANTIMICROBIAL PRODUCTS TO DISINFECT SCHOOL BUSES WITHOUT HARMING
STUDENTS OR STAFF. THE PILOT PROGRAM IS A THREE-YEAR PROGRAM; EXCEPT
THAT THE PROGRAM MAY BE EXTENDED IF THE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES GIFTS,
GRANTS, OR DONATIONS TO CONTINUE THE PILOT PROGRAM.
(3) THE STATE BOARD SHALL PROMULGATE RULES NECESSARY FOR THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PILOT PROGRAM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A
SIMPLIFIED APPLICATION PROCESS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO APPLY FOR
GRANTS; THE TIME FRAME FOR THE APPLICATION AND AWARD OF GRANTS; A
PROCESS FOR ACHIEVING A BALANCED DISTRIBUTION OF GRANT MONEY TO
RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS, URBAN SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND SUBURBAN SCHOOL
DISTRICTS; THE PROCESS FOR SELECTING AND RETAINING A PILOT PROGRAM
ADMINISTER, THE SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS TO THE PILOT PROGRAM
ADMINISTRATOR, AND THE METHOD FOR ENSURING THAT THE PILOT PROGRAM
ADMINISTER IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH ITS DUTIES; AND ALLOWABLE USES OF
GRANT MONEY.
(4) (a) TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A GRANT, IN ADDITION TO OTHER
REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED BY STATE BOARD RULE, A SCHOOL DISTRICT'S
APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE A SUMMARY OF THE SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION
PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, A DESCRIPTION OF THE SCHOOL BUS
HEALTH AND SAFETY CHALLENGES FACED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND HOW
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT INTENDS TO USE THE GRANT MONEY TO PROVIDE SAFE
TRANSPORTATION FOR STUDENTS.
(b) SUBJECT TO AVAILABLE APPROPRIATIONS, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL
AWARD GRANTS TO SELECTED SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PILOT
PROGRAM. IF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS OR GIFTS, GRANTS, OR DONATIONS
BECOME AVAILABLE, THE DEPARTMENT MAY AWARD GRANTS TO ADDITIONAL
SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
(c) IN ADDITION TO ANY USES SPECIFIED BY STATE BOARD RULE, A
SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL USE THE GRANT MONEY TO PURCHASE ELECTROSTATIC
SPRAYERS AND QUALIFYING ANTIMICROBIAL PRODUCTS, AS WELL AS OTHER
NECESSARY PRODUCTS FOR EACH SCHOOL BUS AS DETERMINED IN
CONSULTATION WITH THE PILOT PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, FOR TRAINING
RELATED TO EQUIPMENT ACQUIRED THROUGH THE PILOT PROGRAM, AND REPORT
TO THE DEPARTMENT AT THE END OF THE PILOT PROGRAM AS TO THE EFFICACY
OF THE PILOT PROGRAM IN PROVIDING SAFE TRANSPORTATION FOR STUDENTS.
(5) (a) SUBJECT TO AVAILABLE APPROPRIATIONS, WITHIN THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ISSUE A
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR A PILOT PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR AND SHALL
SELECT THE PILOT PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS. THE PILOT PROGRAM ADMINISTER MAY
RECEIVE UP TO EIGHT PERCENT OF THE MONEY APPROPRIATED FOR THE PILOT
PROGRAM. AN ELIGIBLE PILOT PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR MUST BE A NONPROFIT
CORPORATION, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 7-121-401, OR PUBLIC BENEFIT
CORPORATION, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 7-101-503, THAT OPERATES WITH A
CHARITABLE PURPOSE, AND BE ABLE TO ASSIGN STAFF TO ADMINISTER THE PILOT
PROGRAM WHO HAVE AT LEAST TEN YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN EVIDENCE-BASED
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY AND SURFACE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY, CHILD SAFETY
CAMPAIGN DEVELOPMENT, PUBLIC SERVICE CAMPAIGNS SUPPORTED BY
GOVERNMENT AND MEDIA, AND THE PROVEN ABILITY TO SEEK AND OBTAIN
FUNDING FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, NONGOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES,
AND CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS IN ORDER TO SECURE GIFTS, GRANTS, AND
DONATIONS FOR THE PILOT PROGRAM. THE PILOT PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR
MUST ALSO BE ABLE TO DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN A WEBSITE WITH ONLINE
SERVICE MATERIALS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS PARTICIPATING IN THE PILOT
PROGRAM.
(b) ONCE SELECTED, THE PILOT PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR SHALL
SUPPORT SCHOOL DISTRICTS PARTICIPATING IN THE PILOT PROGRAM, AS
OUTLINED IN THE CONTRACT WITH THE DEPARTMENT, WHICH SUPPORT MUST
INCLUDE BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO ASSESSING SCHOOL DISTRICT EQUIPMENT AND
ANTIMICROBIAL PRODUCT NEEDS; MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EQUIPMENT
AND ANTIMICROBIAL PRODUCT VENDORS; PROVIDING TRAINING RELATING TO
THE EQUIPMENT AND ANTIMICROBIAL PRODUCTS PURCHASED WITH GRANT
MONEY; PERFORMING QUARTERLY REVIEWS OF THE PILOT PROGRAM WITH
PUBLIC REPORTS, INCLUDING VERIFICATION OF THE EFFICACY OF THE
DISINFECTION PROGRAM AND THE ERADICATION OF PATHOGENS WITHOUT HARM
TO STUDENTS AND STAFF; AND ASSISTING THE DEPARTMENT AND SCHOOL
DISTRICTS IN SECURING ONGOING FUNDING FOR THE PILOT PROGRAM THROUGH
GIFTS, GRANTS, AND DONATIONS.
(6) (a) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE FIVE MILLION
DOLLARS FROM THE STATE EDUCATION FUND CREATED IN SECTION 17 (4) OF
ARTICLE IX OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO IMPLEMENT THE PILOT PROGRAM.
THE DEPARTMENT MAY RETAIN UP TO TWO PERCENT OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT
APPROPRIATED TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE PILOT PROGRAM TO PERFORM THE
DUTIES NOT REQUIRED OF THE PILOT PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR AND TO
SUPERVISE THE PILOT PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR. THE DEPARTMENT MAY
EXPEND UP TO EIGHT PERCENT OF THE MONEY APPROPRIATED TO THE
DEPARTMENT FOR THE PILOT PROGRAM TO CONTRACT WITH THE PILOT PROGRAM
ADMINISTRATOR.
(b) ANY UNEXPENDED AND UNENCUMBERED MONEY FROM THE
APPROPRIATION FOR THE STATE FISCAL YEAR 2021-22 MADE FOR THE PURPOSES
OF THIS SECTION REMAINS AVAILABLE FOR EXPENDITURE BY THE DEPARTMENT
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION FOR THE NEXT TWO FISCAL YEARS WITHOUT
FURTHER APPROPRIATION.
(c) THE DEPARTMENT MAY SEEK, ACCEPT, AND EXPEND GIFTS, GRANTS,
OR DONATIONS FROM PRIVATE OR PUBLIC SOURCES FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION.
(d) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DECLARES THAT, FOR PURPOSES OF
SECTION 17 OF ARTICLE IX OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION, THE SAFE TO RIDE
SCHOOL BUS DISINFECTING PILOT PROGRAM CREATED IN THIS SECTION IS AN
IMPORTANT ELEMENT IN IMPROVING STUDENT SAFETY AND MAY THEREFORE
RECEIVE FUNDING FROM THE STATE EDUCATION FUND CREATED IN SECTION 17
(4) OF ARTICLE IX OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION.
SECTION 3. Appropriation. For the 2021-22 state fiscal year,
$5,000,000 is appropriated to the department of education. This appropriation
is from the state education fund created in section 17 (4)(a) of article IX of the
state constitution. To implement this act, the department may use this
appropriation for the safe to ride school bus disinfecting pilot program.".
Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 1, line 102, strike "FUND." and substitute "FUND, AND, IN CONNECTION
THEREWITH, USING MONEY TRANSFERRED TO THE STATE EDUCATION FUND
TO CREATE THE SAFE TO RIDE SCHOOL BUS DISINFECTING PILOT PROGRAM,
AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".


Less than a majority of all members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative,
the amendment to the report of the Committee of the Whole was lost on the following
roll call vote:

YES 17 NO 18 EXCUSED 0 ABSENT 0
Bridges N Gardner Y Lee N Simpson Y
Buckner N Ginal Y Liston Y Smallwood Y
Coleman N Gonzales N Lundeen Y Sonnenberg Y
Cooke Y Hansen N Moreno N Story N
Coram Y Hisey Y Pettersen N Winter N
Danielson N Holbert Y Priola Y Woodward Y
Donovan N Jaquez Lewis N Rankin N Zenzinger Y
Fenberg N Kirkmeyer Y Rodriguez Y President N
Fields N Kolker N Scott Y


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Herod, McCluskie, Ransom-
Senate Sponsors: Moreno, Hansen, Rankin--

SB21-217 Market Rate Study For Child Care Assistance Program 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Market Rate Study For Child Care Assistance Program
Sponsors: C. Hansen (D) | B. Rankin (R) / L. Herod (D) | J. McCluskie (D)
Summary:

Joint Budget Committee. Current law requires the department of human services to contract annually for a market rate study of provider rates for the Colorado child care assistance program. The bill adjusts the contractual and reporting requirement to every 3 years.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/5/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations
4/6/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/8/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/9/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
Amendments:

Senate Journal, April 6
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-217 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 1, line 104 strike "YEARS." and substitute "YEARS,
AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, REDUCING AN APPROPRIATION.".


Appro-
priations



Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Herod and McCluskie, Ransom-
Senate Sponsors: Hansen and Rankin, Moreno--

SB21-236 Increase Capacity Early Childhood Care & Education 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Thursday, April 22 2021
SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1:30 PM SCR 357
(1) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Increase Capacity Early Childhood Care & Education
Sponsors: T. Story (D) | J. Sonnenberg (R) / K. Tipper (D) | T. Van Beber
Summary:

The bill creates 4 new grant programs to increase capacity for early childhood care and education, improve recruitment and retention rates for early childhood educators (educators), and improve salaries for educators.

Specifically, the bill creates the following programs:

  • The employer-based child care facility grant program;
  • The early care and education recruitment and retention grant and scholarship program;
  • The child care teacher salary grant program; and
  • The community innovation and resilience for care and learning equity (CIRCLE) grant program.

The bill also eliminates the repeal dates for the child care sustainability grant program and the emerging and expanding child care grant program.

The bill appropriates money for the grant programs from the general fund as well as from federal funds from the child care development fund.


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

Status: 4/6/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:
House Sponsors: Tipper and Van Beber-
Senate Sponsors: Story and Sonnenberg--

SJR21-006 Interrogatory Regarding School Dist Mill Levies 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Interrogatory Regarding School Dist Mill Levies
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger (D) | S. Fenberg (D) / D. Esgar (D) | A. Garnett (D)
Summary: *** No bill summary available ***
Status: 3/19/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/19/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to
3/19/2021 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/19/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to
3/22/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/22/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
3/22/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
Amendments:
Fiscal Notes:
House Sponsors: Esgar and Garnett-
Senate Sponsors: Zenzinger and Fenberg--