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 act 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) and to eligible rural school districts to provide supplemental enrichment programming to preschool 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 serve students who attend a school district that operates on a 4-day week. To be eligible for a grant, a rural school district must be rural, as determined by the department of education (department), have no eligible organization operating within the rural school district's boundaries, and serve a majority of children from low-income families.

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

Grants must be used for one or more of the purposes specified in the act, including to provide supplemental educational programming to support students' academic, social, and emotional development on the fifth day of a 4-day school week, to provide meals and transportation for students attending the program, and to acquire educational materials and necessary technology to provide supplemental educational programming. Grantees are required to report annually to the department on the use of the grant money, with the department reporting to certain committees of the general assembly.

The act creates the fifth-day academic enrichment and support grant program fund for program grants, consisting of money appropriated or transferred to the fund by the general assembly. The department shall not implement or administer the program unless the general assembly appropriates sufficient money to the fund for the program.

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

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
4/29/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/14/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/18/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/19/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/20/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/21/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/21/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/21/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/21/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/30/2021 Signed by Governor
6/30/2021 Governor Signed
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

Senate Journal, April 30
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB21-1006 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations
with favorable recommendation.
Amend reengrossed bill, page 5, strike line 10 and substitute "THROUGH HIGH
SCHOOL".

Page 7, strike line 14 and substitute "ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOL".


Education



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: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Diverse K-12 Educator Workforce Report
Sponsors: N. Ricks | S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D) / R. Fields (D)
Summary:



The act 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. The departments may seek recommendations or nominations from interested stakeholders. The workgroup members must be representative of the racial and ethnic diversity of the Colorado student population by ensuring that at least 50% of the workgroup is comprised of persons from historically underrepresented minority groups.

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 act 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 act 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.

The act appropriates $20,115 from the general fund and provides 0.3 FTE to the department of education to implement the act and appropriates $7,400 from the general fund to the department of higher education to implement the act.

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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/25/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/13/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/15/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/16/2021 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/19/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/21/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/29/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/14/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/18/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/19/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/5/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/5/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/9/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/29/2021 Signed by Governor
6/29/2021 Governor Signed
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

House Journal, April 13
45 HB21-1010 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
46 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
47 recommendation:
48
49 Amend printed bill, page 9, after line 12 insert:
50
51 "SECTION 3. Appropriation. (1) For the 2021-22 state fiscal
52 year, $20,115 is appropriated to the department of education. This
53 appropriation is from the general fund and is based on an assumption that
54 the department will require an additional 0.3 FTE. To implement this act,
55 the department may use this appropriation for educator effectiveness unit
1 administration.
2 (2) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $7,400 is appropriated to the
3 department of higher education. This appropriation is from the general
4 fund. To implement this act, the department may use this appropriation
5 for Colorado commission on higher education administration.".
6
7 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
8
9 Page 1, line 102, strike "SCHOOLS" and substitute "SCHOOLS, AND, IN
10 CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
11
12

House Journal, April 16
19 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 13, 2021, and
20 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
21 April 13, 2021.
22
23 Amendment No. 2, Education Report, dated March 25, 2021, and placed
24 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, March 25,
25 2021.
26
27 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
28 Reading and Final Passage.
29


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Ricks-
Senate Sponsors: Fields--

HB21-1055 Compensation For School District Board Members 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Compensation For School District Board Members
Sponsors: S. Woodrow (D) / B. Pettersen (D) | F. Winter (D)
Summary:



The act 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 act also clarifies that any increase to compensation cannot occur during an officer's or member's term in office. The act also requires that a board set compensation rates for officers and members by written resolution in a public meeting. The act also allows members of a board to be reimbursed for necessary expenses in amounts approved by a majority vote of the board in a public meeting.

The act also requires that any compensation provided to officers or members of a board is not higher than $150 per day for not more than 5 days per week. The act also provides that board members may only receive compensation for days when official board duties are performed. The act also allows a board to adjust compensation for inflation after January 1, 2022.

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

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
4/22/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/27/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/28/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/29/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/11/2021 Sent to the Governor
5/11/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/11/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/17/2021 Governor Signed
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

Senate Journal, April 23
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB21-1055 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation.
Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, line 3, strike "(5)" and substitute "(5); and add
(6)".

Page 2, line 4, strike "education." and substitute "education - definition.".
Page 2, line 9, strike "board;" and substitute "board IN A PUBLIC MEETING;".

Page 2, line 12, strike "OR DECREASED".

Page 2, line 16, strike "BOARD." and substitute "BOARD IN A PUBLIC MEETING.".

Page 2, after line 16 insert:

"(6) (a) ANY COMPENSATION PROVIDED TO OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF
THE BOARD PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-32-104 (5) SHALL NOT BE HIGHER THAN
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS PER DAY FOR NOT MORE THAN FIVE DAYS OF
SERVICE PER WEEK, EXCLUDING FEDERAL AND STATE HOLIDAYS. THE BOARD
MAY ONLY RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR DAYS WHEN OFFICIAL BOARD DUTIES
ARE PERFORMED. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBSECTION (6)(a), "OFFICIAL BOARD
DUTIES" MEANS BOARD MEETINGS AND OTHER OFFICIAL ACTIVITIES AND DUTIES,
INCLUDING THOSE THAT ARE CONDUCTED WITH A MAJORITY OF THE BOARD
PRESENT.
(b) AFTER JANUARY 1, 2022, ANY COMPENSATION PROVIDED TO
OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-32-104 (5)
AND SUBSECTION (6)(a) OF THIS SECTION MAY BE ADJUSTED BY THE BOARD IN
ACCORDANCE WITH CHANGES IN THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S
BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR
DENVER-AURORA-LAKEWOOD FOR ALL ITEMS AND ALL URBAN CONSUMERS, OR
ITS SUCCESSOR INDEX.".


Education



Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Woodrow-
Senate Sponsors: --

HB21-1059 Online Student Protections 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON 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 act prohibits the local education provider from:

  • Prohibiting the online student's parent from being in the same room while the student participates in online instruction, but the person leading the instruction may require a disruptive parent to leave the area of online instruction;
  • Requiring an online student to use a camera while participating in online instruction if the student's technology does not allow for use of a camera; 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 one of the statutory grounds for suspension or expulsion.


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

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

Status: 2/16/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/15/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/20/2021 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/21/2021 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/22/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/29/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/4/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/5/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/6/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/7/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/19/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/19/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2021 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2021 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, April 16
8 HB21-1059 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
9 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
10 recommendation:
11
12 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 15, strike "OR AREA".
13
14 Page 3, line 17, strike "OR AREA".
15
16 Page 3, line 18, after "INSTRUCTION;" insert "EXCEPT THAT THE PERSON
17 LEADING THE ONLINE INSTRUCTION MAY REQUIRE A STUDENT'S PARENT TO
18 LEAVE THE AREA IF THE PARENT CONTINUES TO ACTIVELY ENGAGE IN
19 BEHAVIOR THAT DISRUPTS THE STUDENT OR THE CLASS AFTER THE PERSON
20 LEADING THE ONLINE INSTRUCTION ASKS THE PARENT TO DISCONTINUE
21 THE BEHAVIOR;".
22
23 Page 3, strike lines 19 through 27.
24
25 Page 4, strike lines 1 and 2.
26
27 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
28
29 Page 4, line 5, strike "INSTRUCTION." and substitute "INSTRUCTION IF THE
30 STUDENT'S TECHNOLOGY DOES NOT ALLOW FOR SUCH USE OF A CAMERA.".
31
32 Amend printed bill, page 4, strike lines 13 through 15 and substitute
33 "SECTIONS 22-33-105 AND 22-33-106.".
34
35

House Journal, April 20
21 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated April 16, 2021, and placed
22 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 16,
23 2021.
24
25 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
26 Reading and Final Passage.
27

House Journal, April 21
17 Amend engrossed bill, page 2, strike lines 4 and 5 and substitute:
18
19 "22-1-131. Online instruction - student protections -short title
20 - definitions. (1) THE SHORT TITLE OF THIS SECTION IS"ISAIAH'S LAW".
21 (2) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHERWISE".
22
23 Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.
24
25 Page 4, line 15, strike "(1)," and substitute "(2),".
26
27 Page 4, line 16, strike "(3)." and substitute "(4).".
28
29 Page 4, line 19, strike "(3)," and substitute "(4),".
30
31 Page 5, line 3, strike "(1)." and substitute "(2).".
32
33 The amendment was declared passed by the following roll call vote:
34
1 35 YES 64 NO 0 EXCUSED 0 ABSENT 0 VACANCY
36 District 53 V Exum Y Lynch Y Sirota Y
37 Amabile Y Froelich Y McCluskie Y Snyder Y
38 Bacon Y Geitner Y McCormick Y Soper Y
39 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez Y McKean Y Sullivan Y
40 Benavidez Y Gray Y McLachlan Y Tipper Y
41 Bernett Y Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet Y Titone Y
42 Bird Y Herod Y Mullica Y Valdez A. Y
43 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. Y
44 Bradfield Y Hooton Y Ortiz Y Van Beber Y
45 Caraveo Y Jackson Y Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
46 Carver Y Jodeh Y Pico Y Weissman Y
47 Catlin Y Kennedy Y Ransom Y Will Y
48 Cutter Y Kipp Y Rich Y Williams Y
49 Daugherty Y Larson Y Ricks Y Woodrow Y
50 Duran Y Lontine Y Roberts Y Woog Y
51 Esgar Y Luck Y Sandridge Y Young Y
52 Speaker Y
53
54 The question being, "Shall the bill, as amended, pass?".
55
1 A roll call vote was taken. As shown by the following recorded vote, a
2 majority of those elected to the House voted in the affirmative, and the
3 bill, as amended, was declared passed.
4
1 5 YES 64 NO 0 EXCUSED 0 ABSENT 0 VACANCY
6 District 53 V Exum Y Lynch Y Sirota Y
7 Amabile Y Froelich Y McCluskie Y Snyder Y
8 Bacon Y Geitner Y McCormick Y Soper Y
9 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez Y McKean Y Sullivan Y
10 Benavidez Y Gray Y McLachlan Y Tipper Y
11 Bernett Y Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet Y Titone Y
12 Bird Y Herod Y Mullica Y Valdez A. Y
13 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. Y
14 Bradfield Y Hooton Y Ortiz Y Van Beber Y
15 Caraveo Y Jackson Y Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
16 Carver Y Jodeh Y Pico Y Weissman Y
17 Catlin Y Kennedy Y Ransom Y Will Y
18 Cutter Y Kipp Y Rich Y Williams Y
19 Daugherty Y Larson Y Ricks Y Woodrow Y
20 Duran Y Lontine Y Roberts Y Woog Y
21 Esgar Y Luck Y Sandridge Y Young Y
22 Speaker Y
23 Co-sponsor(s) added: Representative(s) Amabile, Baisley, Benavidez, Bernett,
24 Bird, Caraveo, Carver, Catlin, Exum, Gonzales-Gutierrez, Gray, Herod,
25 Hooton, Lontine, Luck, Lynch, McCormick, Ortiz, Pelton, Pico, Ransom, Rich,
26 Ricks, Roberts, Sirota, Soper, Tipper, Titone, Valdez A., Valdez D.,
27 Van Winkle, Williams, Young
28

Senate Journal, April 30
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB21-1059 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent
Calendar.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 4, strike lines 14 through 20 and substitute
"admission. (5) IF A STUDENT WHO IS PARTICIPATING IN ONLINE INSTRUCTION
IS SUSPENDED OR EXPELLED ON OR AFTER MARCH 23, 2020, IN VIOLATION OF
SECTION 22-1-131 (4), THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OR".


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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: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: College Admission Use Of National Test Score
Sponsors: C. Kipp (D) | T. Exum (D) / T. Story (D) | J. Buckner
Summary:



Under current law, the admission standards for first-time admitted freshmen students must use high school academic performance indicators and national assessment test scores. The act removes the requirement for a national assessment test score. The act states that 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.

Starting June 30, 2023, the department of higher education (department) shall publish and submit to the education committees an annual report of various data intended to determine whether requiring or not requiring a national assessment test score as an eligibility criterion for the admissions process provides greater diversity among institutions without causing negative student outcomes that are directly attributable to the change in the admissions process.

On or before June 30, 2027, and on or before June 30, 2032, the commission on higher education shall publish and submit to the education committees a report analyzing the annual reports submitted by the department.

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

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
4/28/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/3/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/4/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/5/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/7/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/19/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/19/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2021 Sent to the Governor
5/25/2021 Governor Signed
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

Senate Journal, April 29
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB21-1067 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation.
Amend reengrossed bill, page 4, strike lines 2 through 27.

Strike page 5 and substitute:

"(10.5) (a) ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30, 2023, AND ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30
EACH YEAR THEREAFTER, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE
EDUCATION COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE,
OR ANY SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES, AN ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE PREVIOUS
ACADEMIC YEAR. THE DATA ELEMENTS IN THE REPORT ARE INTENDED TO
DETERMINE WHETHER REQUIRING OR NOT REQUIRING A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT
TEST SCORE AS AN ELIGIBILITY CRITERION FOR THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR
STATE-SUPPORTED BACCALAUREATE AND GRADUATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER
EDUCATION PROVIDES GREATER DIVERSITY AMONG INSTITUTIONS WITHOUT
CAUSING NEGATIVE STUDENT OUTCOMES THAT ARE DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE
TO THE CHANGE IN THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS. THE REPORT MUST SPECIFY:
(I) THE INSTITUTIONS THAT REQUIRED, AND THE INSTITUTIONS THAT
DID NOT REQUIRE, A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE AS AN ELIGIBILITY
CRITERION FOR THE PREVIOUS ACADEMIC YEAR'S FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN
STUDENTS;
(II) THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO
SUBMITTED A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE AND THE PERCENTAGE OF
FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO DID NOT SUBMIT A NATIONAL
ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE, REPORTED FOR THE STATE AS A WHOLE AND FOR
EACH INSTITUTION, IN TOTAL AND DISAGGREGATED BY RACE, ETHNICITY, AND
GENDER;
(III) THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO
SUBMITTED A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE AND ENROLLED IN AN
INSTITUTION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO
DID NOT SUBMIT A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE AND ENROLLED IN AN
INSTITUTION, REPORTED FOR THE STATE AS A WHOLE AND FOR EACH
INSTITUTION, IN TOTAL AND DISAGGREGATED BY RACE, ETHNICITY, AND
GENDER;
(IV) THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO
SUBMITTED A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO CONTINUED
ENROLLMENT IN THE INSTITUTION IN A SUBSEQUENT ACADEMIC YEAR AND THE
PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO DID NOT SUBMIT A
NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO CONTINUED ENROLLMENT IN THE
INSTITUTION IN A SUBSEQUENT ACADEMIC YEAR, REPORTED FOR THE STATE AS
A WHOLE AND FOR EACH INSTITUTION, IN TOTAL AND DISAGGREGATED BY RACE,
ETHNICITY, AND GENDER;
(V) THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO
SUBMITTED A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO GRADUATED FROM AN
INSTITUTION IN FOUR YEARS AND THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN
STUDENTS WHO DID NOT SUBMIT A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO
GRADUATED FROM AN INSTITUTION IN FOUR YEARS, REPORTED FOR THE STATE
AS A WHOLE AND FOR EACH INSTITUTION, IN TOTAL AND DISAGGREGATED BY
RACE, ETHNICITY, AND GENDER;
(VI) THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO
SUBMITTED A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO GRADUATED FROM AN
INSTITUTION IN SIX YEARS AND THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN
STUDENTS WHO DID NOT SUBMIT A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO
GRADUATED FROM AN INSTITUTION IN SIX YEARS, REPORTED FOR THE STATE AS
A WHOLE AND FOR EACH INSTITUTION, IN TOTAL AND DISAGGREGATED BY RACE,
ETHNICITY, AND GENDER; AND
(VII) THE FOLLOWING AVAILABLE DATA, GATHERED BY THE
DEPARTMENT IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INSTITUTIONS:
(A) THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO
SUBMITTED A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO WERE ACCEPTED TO AN
INSTITUTION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO
DID NOT SUBMIT A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO WERE ACCEPTED
TO AN INSTITUTION;
(B) THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO
SUBMITTED A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO ARE RESIDENT
FIRST-GENERATION UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
23-18-302 (12), AND CONTINUED ENROLLMENT IN THE INSTITUTION IN A
SUBSEQUENT ACADEMIC YEAR AND THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN
STUDENTS WHO DID NOT SUBMIT A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO
ARE RESIDENT FIRST-GENERATION UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, AS DEFINED IN
SECTION 23-18-302 (12), AND CONTINUED ENROLLMENT IN THE INSTITUTION IN
A SUBSEQUENT ACADEMIC YEAR, REPORTED FOR THE STATE AS A WHOLE AND
FOR EACH INSTITUTION, IN TOTAL AND DISAGGREGATED BY RACE, ETHNICITY,
AND GENDER;
(C) THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO
SUBMITTED A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO ARE RESIDENT
FIRST-GENERATION UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
23-18-302 (12), AND GRADUATED FROM AN INSTITUTION IN FOUR YEARS, AND
THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO DID NOT SUBMIT A
NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO ARE RESIDENT FIRST-GENERATION
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 23-18-302 (12), AND
GRADUATED FROM AN INSTITUTION IN FOUR YEARS, REPORTED FOR THE STATE
AS A WHOLE AND FOR EACH INSTITUTION, IN TOTAL AND DISAGGREGATED BY
RACE, ETHNICITY, AND GENDER;
(D) THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO
SUBMITTED A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO ARE RESIDENT
FIRST-GENERATION UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
23-18-302 (12), AND GRADUATED FROM AN INSTITUTION IN SIX YEARS, AND THE
PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO DID NOT SUBMIT A
NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO ARE RESIDENT FIRST-GENERATION
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 23-18-302 (12), AND
GRADUATED FROM AN INSTITUTION IN SIX YEARS, REPORTED FOR THE STATE AS
A WHOLE AND FOR EACH INSTITUTION, IN TOTAL AND DISAGGREGATED BY RACE,
ETHNICITY, AND GENDER;
(E) THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO
SUBMITTED A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A
FEDERAL PELL GRANT AND CONTINUED ENROLLMENT IN THE INSTITUTION IN A
SUBSEQUENT ACADEMIC YEAR AND THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN
STUDENTS WHO DID NOT SUBMIT A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO
ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FEDERAL PELL GRANT AND CONTINUED ENROLLMENT IN
THE INSTITUTION IN A SUBSEQUENT ACADEMIC YEAR, REPORTED FOR THE STATE
AS A WHOLE AND FOR EACH INSTITUTION, IN TOTAL AND DISAGGREGATED BY
RACE, ETHNICITY, AND GENDER;
(F) THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO
SUBMITTED A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A
FEDERAL PELL GRANT AND GRADUATED FROM AN INSTITUTION IN FOUR YEARS,
AND THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO DID NOT
SUBMIT A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A
FEDERAL PELL GRANT AND GRADUATED FROM AN INSTITUTION IN FOUR YEARS,
REPORTED FOR THE STATE AS A WHOLE AND FOR EACH INSTITUTION, IN TOTAL
AND DISAGGREGATED BY RACE, ETHNICITY, AND GENDER; AND
(G) THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO
SUBMITTED A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A
FEDERAL PELL GRANT AND GRADUATED FROM AN INSTITUTION IN SIX YEARS,
AND THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS WHO DID NOT
SUBMIT A NATIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A
FEDERAL PELL GRANT AND GRADUATED FROM AN INSTITUTION IN SIX YEARS,
REPORTED FOR THE STATE AS A WHOLE AND FOR EACH INSTITUTION, IN TOTAL
AND DISAGGREGATED BY RACE, ETHNICITY, AND GENDER.
(b) ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30, 2027, AND ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30, 2032,
THE COMMISSION SHALL PUBLISH AND SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE EDUCATION
COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE, OR ANY
SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES, THAT AT A MINIMUM INCLUDES A COMPREHENSIVE
ANALYSIS OF THE ANNUAL REPORTS SUBMITTED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION
(10.5) AND AN ANALYSIS OF HOW THE OPTIONAL USE OF A NATIONAL
ASSESSMENT TEST SCORE AS AN ELIGIBILITY CRITERION IMPACTED ACCESS TO
HIGHER EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS. AFTER THE REPORT DESCRIBED IN THIS
SUBSECTION (10.5)(b) IS SUBMITTED, THE EDUCATION COMMITTEES OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE, OR ANY SUCCESSOR
COMMITTEES, SHALL HOLD A JOINT MEETING AT WHICH THE COMMISSION SHALL
PRESENT AND DISCUSS THE REPORT.
(c) NOTWITHSTANDING SECTION 24-1-136 (11)(a)(I) TO THE
CONTRARY, ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30, 2023, AND ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30 EACH
YEAR THEREAFTER, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL SUBMIT TO THE EDUCATION
COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE, OR ANY
SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES, THE REPORTS DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTIONS (10.5)(a)
AND (10.5)(b) OF THIS SECTION.".


Finance



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 act 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.

For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $53,500 is appropriated to the department from the general fund to implement this act.

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

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
4/28/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/14/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/18/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/19/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/8/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/8/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/9/2021 Sent to the Governor
7/7/2021 Signed by Governor
7/7/2021 Governor Signed
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: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Media Literacy Implementation
Sponsors: L. Cutter (D) | B. McLachlan (D) / B. Pettersen (D) | D. Coram (R)
Summary:



The act 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 act requires the department, upon the request of a school district, district charter school, institute charter school, or board of cooperative services, and subject to available resources, to provide technical assistance to a school district, 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 act clarifies that a school district, district charter school, institute charter school, or board of cooperative services is not required to adopt or implement any material or resource from the resource bank into its curriculum.

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

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

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
4/22/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/27/2021 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/30/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/3/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/4/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
5/7/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/19/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/19/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/21/2021 Sent to the Governor
5/27/2021 Governor Signed
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

Senate Journal, April 23
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB21-1103 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation.
Amend reengrossed bill, page 3, line 3, after "(6)" insert "and (7)".

Page 3, line 22, before "CHARTER" insert "DISTRICT".

Page 3, line 25, before "CHARTER" insert "DISTRICT".

Page 4, after line 1 insert:

"(7) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY, A SCHOOL
DISTRICT, DISTRICT CHARTER SCHOOL, INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOL, OR BOARD
OF COOPERATIVE SERVICES IS NOT REQUIRED TO ADOPT OR IMPLEMENT ANY
MATERIAL OR RESOURCE FROM THE RESOURCE BANK INTO ITS CURRICULUM.".


State,
Veterans, &
Military
Affairs

Senate Journal, April 30
HB21-1103 by Representative(s) Cutter and McLachlan, Kipp, Young; also Senator(s) Pettersen and
Coram--Concerning implementing the recommendations of the media literacy advisory
committee in elementary and secondary education created pursuant to House Bill 19-1110.

Amendment No. 1, Education Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, April 23, page(s) 612 and placed in members' bill files.)


Amendment No. 2(L.023), by Senator Coram.

Amend the Education Committee Report, dated April 22, 2021, page 1, line 5,
strike "NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY, A" and substitute "A".


Amendment No. 3(L.024), by Senator Coram.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, strike line 7 and substitute "context, think
critically about the information they are presented, and be free from
indoctrination.".


As amended, ordered revised 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 30
HB21-1103 by Representative(s) Cutter and McLachlan, Kipp, Young; also Senator(s) Pettersen and
Coram--Concerning implementing the recommendations of the media literacy advisory
committee in elementary and secondary education created pursuant to House Bill 19-1110.

Senator Lundeen moved to amend the report of the Committee of the Whole to show that
the following Lundeen floor amendment, (L.022) to HB21-1103, did pass.

Amend Education Committee Report, dated April 22, 2021, strike lines 1
through 9 and substitute:

"Amend reengrossed bill, page 3, line 2, strike "(5);" and substitute "(5) as
follows:".

Page 3, strike line 3.

Page 3, line 5, strike "- definition - rules." and substitute "- definition.".

Page 3, strike lines 7 through 27.

Page 4, strike line 1.".


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 14 NO 20 EXCUSED 1 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 N Hisey Y Pettersen N Winter N
Danielson N Holbert Y Priola Y Woodward Y
Donovan E 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: 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) | R. Zenzinger (D)
Summary:



The act extends the renewal period for professional teacher, special services educator, principal, and administrator licenses from 5 to 7 years. The act 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.

The act makes the following appropriations through adjustments to the long bill:

  • The cash funds appropriation from the educator licensure cash fund made in the annual general appropriation act for the 2021-22 state fiscal year to the department of education for the office of professional services is decreased by $292,532, and the related FTE is decreased by 4.0 FTE.
  • For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $2,922,976 is appropriated to the department of education. This appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the department may use this appropriation for the office of professional services. Any money appropriated not expended prior to July 1, 2022, is further appropriated to the department for the 2022-23 state fiscal year for the same purpose.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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
4/23/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/23/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/26/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/5/2021 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/28/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/28/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/1/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/11/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/11/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/11/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/16/2021 Governor Signed
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

House Journal, April 23
40 HB21-1104 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
41 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
42 recommendation:
43
44 Amend printed bill, page 5, before line 15 insert:
45
46 "SECTION 6. Appropriation - adjustments to 2021 long bill.
47 (1) To implement this act, the cash funds appropriation from the educator
48 licensure cash fund created in section 22-60.5-112 (1)(a), C.R.S., made
49 in the annual general appropriation act for the 2021-22 state fiscal year to
50 the department of education for the office of professional services is
51 decreased by $292,532, and the related FTE is decreased by 4.0 FTE.
52
1 (2) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $2,922,976 is appropriated
2 to the department of education. This appropriation is from the general
3 fund. To implement this act, the department may use this appropriation
4 for the office of professional services. Any money appropriated in this
5 section not expended prior to July 1, 2022, is further appropriated to the
6 department for the 2022-23 state fiscal year for the same purpose.".
7
8 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
9
10 Page 1, line 102, strike "YEARS." and substitute "YEARS, AND, IN
11 CO NNECTION TH EREW ITH , M AK ING AND REDUCING AN
12 APPROPRIATION.".
13
14

House Journal, April 23
39 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 23, 2021, and
40 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
41 April 23, 2021.
42
43 Amendment No. 2, Education Report, dated March 25, 2021, and placed
44 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, March 26,
45 2021.
46
47 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
48 Reading and Final Passage.
49


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

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

HB21-1108 Gender Identity Expression Anti-discrimination 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Gender Identity Expression Anti-discrimination
Sponsors: D. Esgar (D) / D. Moreno (D)
Summary:



The act 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;
  • Practices of transportation network companies in providing services to the public; and
  • The determination of whether expenses paid at or to a club that has a policy to restrict membership are tax deductible.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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
4/21/2021 Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/26/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/11/2021 Sent to the Governor
5/11/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/11/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/20/2021 Governor Signed
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) | D. Hisey (R)
Summary:



The act 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 school district board of education that establishes a scholarship program is encouraged to prioritize low-income and first-generation students and limit the allowable uses of scholarship money.

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

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
4/21/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/26/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/11/2021 Sent to the Governor
5/11/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/11/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/18/2021 Governor Signed
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: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Extend Deadline For Training To Teach Reading
Sponsors: B. McLachlan (D) | M. Bradfield / J. Bridges (D) | T. Story (D)
Summary:



The law existing before the passage of the act required 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 act extends the deadline for completing the training until the beginning of the 2022-23 school year.

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

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
4/15/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/20/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/21/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/30/2021 Sent to the Governor
4/30/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/10/2021 Governor Signed
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 act 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 act suspends administration of the social studies assessment for students enrolled in elementary and middle school.

The act 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 act 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 act 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 act also requires the department of education (department), 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 act 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 act 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.

The act reduces the appropriation to the department for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

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

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: NOT ON 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 act 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 act 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: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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
4/21/2021 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 04/26/2021 - No Amendments
4/26/2021 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 04/30/2021 - No Amendments
4/30/2021 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 05/7/2021 - No Amendments
5/7/2021 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 05/12/2021 - No Amendments
5/12/2021 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 05/14/2021 - No Amendments
5/17/2021 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/17/2021 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 05/20/2021 - No Amendments
5/20/2021 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 05/24/2021 - No Amendments
5/24/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/8/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/8/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/9/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/11/2021 Signed by Governor
6/11/2021 Governor Signed
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 act directs the state board of education (state board) to review, during a recurring interval specified in the act, 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 act 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.

The act 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 that a school district is encouraged to adopt. Further, the act 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 enacted.)

Status: 3/4/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/25/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/23/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/23/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/26/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
5/6/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/14/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/18/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/19/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/8/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/8/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/9/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/22/2021 Signed by Governor
6/22/2021 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, April 23
46 HB21-1200 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
47 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
48 recommendation:
49
50 Amend printed bill, page 11, after line 10 insert:
51
52
1 "SECTION 7. Appropriation. For the 2021-22 state fiscal year,
2 $4,888 is appropriated to the department of education. This appropriation
3 is from the general fund and is based on an assumption that the
4 department will require an additional 0.1 FTE. To implement this act, the
5 department may use this appropriation for content specialists.".
6
7 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
8
9 Page 1, line 101, strike "SCHOOLS." and substitute "SCHOOLS, AND, IN
10 CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
11
12

House Journal, April 23
31 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 23, 2021, and
32 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
33 April 23, 2021.
34
35 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
36 Reading and Final Passage.
37


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: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Bullying Prevention And Education In Schools
Sponsors: L. Cutter (D) | M. Young (D) / D. Coram (R)
Summary:



The act 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 act 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 are detrimental to the welfare or safety of other students or of school personnel, including incidents of bullying. The act requires incidents of bullying be listed as a separate type of violation.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 3/11/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/22/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/27/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
5/6/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/11/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/12/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/27/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/28/2021 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/7/2021 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, April 23
45 HB21-1221 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
46 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
47 recommendation:
48
49 Amend printed bill, page 2, after line 1 insert:
50
51 "SECTION 1. Short title. The short title of this act is "Jack and
52 Cait's Law".".
53
54 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
55
1 Page 5, line 19, after "physical" insert "OR EMOTIONAL".
2
3 Page 5, strike lines 22 through 27.
4
5 Page 6, strike lines 1 through 9.
6
7 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
8
9

House Journal, April 26
25 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated April 22, 2021, and placed
26 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 23,
27 2021.
28
29 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
30 Reading and Final Passage.
31


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

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 act creates the Colorado high-impact tutoring program (program) to provide grant funding to local education providers, as defined in the act to include school districts and charter schools and others, 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.

Each year in which a grant is awarded, the act 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 act is repealed July 1, 2026.

The act appropriates $4,981,720 and 1.1 FTE to the department of education to implement the act.

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

Status: 3/19/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/8/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/4/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/4/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/5/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/6/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
5/13/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/2/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/2/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/11/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/11/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/11/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/16/2021 Governor Signed
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

House Journal, May 4
30 HB21-1234 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
31 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
32 recommendation:
33
34 Amend printed bill, page 12, after line 4 insert:
35
36 "SECTION 2. Appropriation. For the 2021-22 state fiscal year,
37 $4,981,720 is appropriated to the department of education. This
38 appropriation is from the general fund and is based on an assumption that
39 the department will require an additional 1.1 FTE. To implement this act,
40 the department may use this appropriation for the Colorado high-impact
41 tutoring program.".
42
43 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
44
45 Page 1, line 102, strike "PROGRAMS." and substitute "PROGRAMS, AND,
46 IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
47
48

House Journal, May 4
33 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated May 4, 2021, and placed
34 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May 4, 2021.
35
36 Amendment No. 2, Education Report, dated April 8, 2021, and placed in
37 member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 9, 2021.
38
39 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
40 Reading and Final Passage.
41


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 (local education providers), as defined in the act, 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 act 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 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.

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.

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.

The act repeals the statute, effective July 1, 2026.

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

Status: 4/6/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/21/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2021 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/27/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
5/6/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/11/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/12/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/27/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/28/2021 Sent to the Governor
5/28/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/7/2021 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, April 22
16 HB21-1259 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 3, line 1, strike "definitions." and substitute
21 "definitions - repeal.".
22
23 Page 6, line 23, strike "OCCURRING" and substitute "COMMENCING".
24
25 Page 6, line 25, after "REFERENCE" insert "IN JULY 2023,".
26
27 Page 7, line 26, before "THE" insert "THE STREAMLINED DATA
28 COLLECTION AND COMMON REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR LOCAL
29 EDUCATION PROVIDERS PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (3)(c) OF THIS SECTION
30 ARE SUBJECT TO THE DEPARTMENT'S DATA PRIVACY AND SUPPRESSION
31 POLICIES THAT ARE ALIGNED TO THE "STUDENT DATA TRANSPARENCY
32 AND SECURITY ACT", ARTICLE 16 OF THIS TITLE 22, AND THE FEDERAL
33 "FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974", 20 U.S.C.
34 SEC. 1232g.".
35
36 Page 7, strike line 27 and substitute "REPORTING REQUIREMENTS MUST
37 INCLUDE, AT A MINIMUM:".
38
39 Page 8, strike line 1.
40
41 Page 8, line 10, strike "NONIDENTIFYING".
42
43 Page 8, line 12, strike "NONIDENTIFYING DATA" and substitute "DATA".
44
45 Page 8, line 13, strike "OUTCOMES" and substitute "OUTCOMES, AS
46 DEFINED BY THE LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER AS PART OF THE
47 APPLICATION, THAT ARE".
48
49 Page 9, line 11, strike "PROVISIONS," and substitute "REQUIREMENTS,".
50
51 Page 9, line 14, after "OPPORTUNITIES" insert "AND RELATED GRANT
52 PROGRAMS".
53
54 Page 10, after line 6 insert:
55
56 "(12) THIS SECTION IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2026.".
1 ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
2 After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends the
3 following:
4

House Journal, April 26
6 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated April 21, 2021, and placed
7 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 22,
8 2021.
9
10 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Bacon.
11
12 Amend printed bill, page 5, strike lines 3 and 4 and substitute
13 "SCHOLARSHIP, OR SAVINGS ACCOUNT.".
14
15 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
16 Reading and Final Passage.
17

House Journal, April 27
31 Amend engrossed bill, page 6, line 24, strike "JULY" and substitute
32 "JANUARY".
33
34 The amendment was declared passed by the following roll call vote:
35
1 36 YES 53 NO 10 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT 0 VACANCY
37 District 53 V Exum Y Lynch Y Sirota Y
38 Amabile Y Froelich Y McCluskie Y Snyder Y
39 Bacon Y Geitner Y McCormick Y Soper N
40 Baisley N Gonzales-Gutierrez Y McKean Y Sullivan Y
41 Benavidez Y Gray Y McLachlan Y Tipper Y
42 Bernett Y Hanks N Michaelson Jenet Y Titone Y
43 Bird Y Herod Y Mullica Y Valdez A. Y
44 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville N Valdez D. Y
45 Bradfield Y Hooton Y Ortiz Y Van Beber E
46 Caraveo Y Jackson Y Pelton Y Van Winkle N
47 Carver Y Jodeh Y Pico Y Weissman Y
48 Catlin Y Kennedy Y Ransom N Will Y
49 Cutter Y Kipp Y Rich Y Williams N
50 Daugherty Y Larson Y Ricks Y Woodrow Y
51 Duran Y Lontine Y Roberts Y Woog N
52 Esgar Y Luck N Sandridge N Young Y
53 Speaker Y
54
55
1 The question being, "Shall the bill, as amended, pass?".
2 A roll call vote was taken. As shown by the following recorded vote, a
3 majority of those elected to the House voted in the affirmative, and the
4 bill, as amended, was declared passed.
5
1 6 YES 63 NO 0 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT 0 VACANCY
7 District 53 V Exum Y Lynch Y Sirota Y
8 Amabile Y Froelich Y McCluskie Y Snyder Y
9 Bacon Y Geitner Y McCormick Y Soper Y
10 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez Y McKean Y Sullivan Y
11 Benavidez Y Gray Y McLachlan Y Tipper Y
12 Bernett Y Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet Y Titone Y
13 Bird Y Herod Y Mullica Y Valdez A. Y
14 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. Y
15 Bradfield Y Hooton Y Ortiz Y Van Beber E
16 Caraveo Y Jackson Y Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
17 Carver Y Jodeh Y Pico Y Weissman Y
18 Catlin Y Kennedy Y Ransom Y Will Y
19 Cutter Y Kipp Y Rich Y Williams Y
20 Daugherty Y Larson Y Ricks Y Woodrow Y
21 Duran Y Lontine Y Roberts Y Woog Y
22 Esgar Y Luck Y Sandridge Y Young Y
23 Speaker Y
24 Co-sponsor(s) added: Representative(s) Amabile, Bernett, Duran, Esgar, Exum,
25 Froelich, Gray, Herod, Hooton, Jackson, Kipp, Lontine, McCluskie,
26 McCormick, McLachlan, Pelton, Sandridge, Valdez D., Young, Speaker
27


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

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

HB21-1263 Meeting And Events Incentive Program 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Meeting And Events Incentive Program
Sponsors: D. Roberts (D) | M. Soper (R) / R. Rodriguez (D) | D. Hisey (R)
Summary:



The act creates the Colorado meeting and events incentive program (program) in the Colorado tourism office (office) to provide rebates and direct support to eligible events in Colorado to assist in the state's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


An eligible event means an event, including a meeting, conference, or festival, that:

  • Takes place in Colorado between July 1, 2021, and December 31, 2022;
  • Can demonstrate a significant economic benefit for the host community as determined by the office;
  • Generates at least 25 paid overnight stays in a motel, hotel, vacation rental, or other lodging establishment; and
  • Meets any additional criteria established by the office.


The program may offer rebates of up to 10% of the hard costs of an eligible event. A hard cost means an actual incurred cost associated with hosting the event, as determined by the office in consultation with industry stakeholders. The program may also offer rebates of up to 25% for COVID-19-related costs, which are hard costs that are directly related to complying with public health orders or other mandates issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as determined by the office in consultation with industry stakeholders. The primary organizer or booking agent, as determined pursuant to guidelines developed by the office, may apply for and receive the rebate for an eligible event.

The program may provide direct support to attract eligible events that have the potential to generate significant economic impact and affect multiple counties. The costs of all such direct support cannot exceed 5% of the total appropriation for the program.

The office is required to create guidelines for the program. In doing so, the office must consider mechanisms to:

  • Make rebates and direct support available equitably and proportionally across the state;
  • Prioritize events with significant economic impacts; and
  • Retain existing events with a demonstrated risk of cancellation, delay, or relocation in addition to attracting new events to the state.


The act appropriates $10 million to the office for the program. The program is repealed, effective January 1, 2024.

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

Status: 4/6/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
4/15/2021 House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/28/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/28/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/29/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
5/12/2021 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/3/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/3/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/4/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/11/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/11/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/11/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/14/2021 Signed by Governor
6/14/2021 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, April 16
44 HB21-1263 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
45 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
46 recommendation:
47
48 Amend printed bill, page 4, line 24, strike "OTHER THAN AN ELIGIBLE
49 PERSONAL EVENT".
50
51 Page 5, line 3, strike "AND".
52
53 Page 5, after line 3 insert:
54
55
1 "(III) CAN DEMONSTRATE A SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC BENEFIT FOR
2 A HOST COMMUNITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED BY
3 THE OFFICE PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (4) OF THIS SECTION; AND".
4
5 Page 5, line 4, strike "(III)" and substitute "(IV)".
6
7 Page 5, strike lines 7 through 21.
8
9 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
10
11 Page 6, line 14, strike "PROGRAM" and substitute "PROGRAM, INCLUDING
12 THE COSTS OF MARKETING AND PROMOTION".
13
14 Page 8, line 19, strike "A PORTION OF THE MONEY IN THE FUND" and
15 substitute "UP TO SEVEN PERCENT OF THE MONEY APPROPRIATED TO THE
16 FUND".
17
18 Page 8, line 21, after the period add "AS USED IN THIS SUBSECTION (5)(c),
19 "DIRECT AND INDIRECT COSTS" DOES NOT INCLUDE THE COSTS OF
20 MARKETING AND PROMOTING THE PROGRAM.".
21
22 Strike "EVENT OR ELIGIBLE PERSONAL" on: Page 5, line 25; Page 6, lines
23 17 and 19.
24
25 Strike "EVENTS OR ELIGIBLE PERSONAL" on: Page 6, lines 9 and 10; Page
26 7, lines 3 and 4, 8 and 9, and 21.
27
28

House Journal, April 28
14 HB21-1263 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
15 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
16 recommendation:
17
18 Amend the Business Affairs & Labor Committee Report, dated April 15,
19 2021, page 2, line 6, strike "OR" and substitute "AND".
20
21

House Journal, April 28
48 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 28, 2021, and
49 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
50 April 28, 2021.
51
52 Amendment No. 2, Business Affairs & Labor Report, dated April 15,
53 2021, and placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House
54 Journal, April 16, 2021.
55
1 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Roberts.
2
3 Amend printed bill, page 6, after line 25 insert:
4
5 "(c) THE PRIMARY ORGANIZER OR BOOKING AGENT OF AN ELIGIBLE
6 EVENT MAY APPLY FOR REBATES FOR AN ELIGIBLE EVENT AS PROVIDED IN
7 THIS SECTION, SUBJECT TO THE GUIDELINES ADOPTED BY THE OFFICE
8 PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (4) OF THIS SECTION.".
9
10 Page 7, line 1, strike "APPLYING FOR AND RECEIVING" and substitute "A
11 PRIMARY ORGANIZER OR BOOKING AGENT TO APPLY FOR AND RECEIVE".
12
13 Page 7, after line 4 insert:
14
15 "(III) CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING WHO IS THE PRIMARY
16 ORGANIZER OR BOOKING AGENT OF AN ELIGIBLE EVENT THAT CAN APPLY
17 FOR AND RECEIVE A REBATE FOR THE ELIGIBLE EVENT;".
18
19 Renumber succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.
20
21 Page 9, line 10, strike "JULY" and substitute "JANUARY".
22
23 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
24 Reading and Final Passage.
25


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Roberts and Soper, Rich-
Senate Sponsors: Rodriguez and Hisey--

HB21-1294 K-12 Education Accountability Systems Performance Audit 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, June 8 2021
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS
(22) in house calendar.
Short Title: K-12 Education Accountability Systems Performance Audit
Sponsors: S. Bird (D) | S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D) / R. Rodriguez (D)
Summary:



The act directs the state auditor to contract with a public or private entity (contractor) to conduct a performance audit of the statewide system of standards and assessments and the statewide education accountability system. The act specifies the issues that the performance audit must address. By November 15, 2022, and following release by the legislative audit committee, the final report of the performance audit must be submitted to the commissioner of education, the state board of education, and the education committees of the general assembly.

The act specifies the authority of the state auditor and the contractor to access nonfinancial records and information held by the department of education or held by public schools, school districts, boards of cooperative services, and the state charter school institute, if the records and information are not available from the department or from other sources.

For the 2021-22 fiscal year, the act appropriates $300,000 from the general fund to the legislative department for use by the office of the state auditor and appropriates $52,000 from the general fund to the department of education to implement the act.

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

Status: 4/22/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
5/6/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/21/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/21/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/22/2021 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/24/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/24/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
5/25/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/3/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/3/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/3/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
6/4/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/4/2021 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
6/4/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/7/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
6/8/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/22/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/22/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/22/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
7/2/2021 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, May 6
41 HB21-1294 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
42 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
43 recommendation:
44
45 Amend printed bill, page 5, strike lines 23 through 27.
46
47 Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.
48
49 Page 7, line 16, strike "WHETHER AND TO WHAT EXTENT," and substitute
50 "WHETHER, TO WHAT EXTENT, AND HOW,".
51
52 Page 7, line 19, strike "INTERVENTIONS" and substitute "INTERVENTIONS,
53 CHANGE THEIR INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES, AND TARGET ASSISTANCE".
54
55
1 Page 9, line 1, strike "STRUGGLING TO SERVE" and substitute "NOT
2 MEETING THE ACADEMIC NEEDS OF UNDER-REPRESENTED".
3
4 Page 9, strike lines 20 through 27 and substitute:
5 "(b) FOR PURPOSES OF CONDUCTING THE AUDIT DESCRIBED IN THIS
6 SECTION, IT IS THE INTENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT THE AUDIT
7 SERVE AS A STUDY FOR OR ON BEHALF OF THE EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES OF
8 THE STATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF, AMONG OTHER THINGS, DEVELOPING,
9 VALIDATING, OR ADMINISTERING PREDICTIVE TESTS AND IMPROVING
10 INSTRUCTION, AS ALLOWED IN THE FEDERAL "FAMILY EDUCATIONAL
11 RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974", 20 U.S.C. SEC. 1232g, AS AMENDED,
12 AND THE FEDERAL REGULATIONS ADOPTED TO IMPLEMENT THE ACT,
13 REFERRED TO IN THIS SUBSECTION (4)(b) AS "FERPA". IN CONDUCTING
14 THE AUDIT, THE AUDITOR AND THE CONTRACTOR SERVE AS THE
15 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVES AND THE
16 AUDIT SERVES AS AN AUDIT OR EVALUATION OF A FEDERAL- OR
17 STATE-FUNDED EDUCATION PROGRAM UNDER FERPA.".
18
19 Page 10, strike lines 1 through 3.
20
21

House Journal, May 21
13 HB21-1294 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
14 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
15 recommendation:
16
17 Amend the Education Committee Report, dated May 6, 2021, page 1,
18 after line 2, insert:
19
20 "Page 6 of the bill, strike lines 1 through 14 and substitute:
21
22 "(c) WHETHER AND TO WHAT EXTENT UNINTENDED BARRIERS OR
23 OBSTACLES EXIST THAT INADVERTENTLY IMPACT THE PERFORMANCE OF
24 STUDENTS FROM DIFFERENT RACIAL, ETHNIC, SOCIOECONOMIC, OR
25 DISABILITY COMMUNITIES, AS MEASURED BY THE STATEWIDE SYSTEM OF
26 STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS AND THE STATEWIDE EDUCATION
27 ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM, INCLUDING HOW THESE SYSTEMS ARE
28 IMPLEMENTED BY SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS;".".
29
30 Page 1 of the committee report, strike lines 10 through 19 and substitute:
31
32 ""(b) NO LATER THAN JANUARY 15, 2022, THE STATE AUDITOR,
33 THE CONTRACTOR, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL ENTER
34 INTO A DATA SHARING AGREEMENT FOR AUDIT PURPOSES IN A FORM
35 CONSISTENT WITH 34 C.F.R. 99.35(a)(3) AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE
36 FEDERAL "FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974",
37 20 U.S.C. SEC. 1232G, AS AMENDED.".".
38
39 Strike page 2 of the committee report and substitute:
40
41 "Page 10 of the bill, strike lines 1 through 3.
42
43 Page 10 of the bill, line 18, strike "EDUCATION," and substitute
44 "EDUCATION AND ARE NOT AVAILABLE FROM OTHER SOURCES AS
45 DETERMINED BY THE STATE AUDITOR'S AND CONTRACTOR'S GOOD FAITH
46 EFFORTS TO OBTAIN THEM FROM OTHER SOURCES,".
47
48 Page 13 of the bill, after line 12 insert:
49
50 "SECTION 4. Appropriation. (1) For the 2021-22 state fiscal
51 year, $300,000 is appropriated to the legislative department for use by the
52 office of the state auditor. This appropriation is from the general fund. To
53 implement this act, the office of the state auditor may use this
54 appropriation for the audit of statewide education accountability systems.
55
1 (2) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $52,000 is appropriated to the
2 department of education. This appropriation is from the general fund. To
3 implement this act, the department may use this appropriation for
4 information technology services.".
5
6 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
7
8 Page 1 of the bill, line 103, strike "STATE." and substitute "STATE, AND,
9 IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".".
10
11

House Journal, May 21
29 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated May 21, 2021, and
30 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May
31 21, 2021.)
32
33 Amendment No. 2, Education Report, dated May 6, 2021, and placed in
34 member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May 6, 2021.
35
36 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
37 Reading and Final Passage.
38


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Bird and Gonzales-Gutierrez, Duran, Amabile, Arndt, Bacon, Benavidez, Bernett,Caraveo, Cutter, Froelich, Hooton, Jackson, Kennedy, Kipp, McCormick, Ortiz, Sirota,Snyder, Weissman, Woodrow, Young-
Senate Sponsors: Rodriguez--

HB21-1304 Early Childhood System 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Early Childhood System
Sponsors: E. Sirota (D) | A. Garnett (D) / S. Fenberg (D) | J. Buckner
Summary:



Effective July 1, 2022, the act creates the department of early childhood (new department) to:

  • Provide early childhood opportunities;
  • Coordinate the availability of early childhood programs and services throughout Colorado;
  • Establish state and community partnerships for a mixed delivery of child care and early childhood programs through school- and community-based providers;
  • Prioritize the interests and input of children, parents, providers, and the community in designing and delivering early childhood services and programs;
  • Prioritize the equitable delivery of resources and supports for early childhood; and
  • Unify the administration of early childhood programs and services.


The act moves the early childhood leadership commission (commission) to the new department, effective July 1, 2022.

The act creates a transition working group (working group), consisting of the co-chairs of the commission and representatives of certain state agencies and the governor's office, and directs the co-chairs of the commission to convene a transition advisory group (advisory group).The act directs the working group, working with a consultant and with the advice of the advisory group, to develop a transition plan (plan) for the coordination and administration of early childhood services and programs by the new department and the departments of education, human services, and public health and environment, including, to the extent necessary, the transition of existing programs and services to the new department. The act includes specific requirements for the plan.

The governor's office must submit the plan to the joint budget committee as part of the governor's 2022 budget request, and the working group must submit the plan to the commission for approval. As soon as practicable after the plan is approved, the governor's office must submit the approved plan to the joint budget committee with any necessary budget request amendments. The working group must submit the approved plan to other committees of the general assembly by November 15, 2021, and must meet with the early childhood and school readiness legislative commission by December 1, 2021, to present the plan.

The act also directs the working group, working with the consultant and with the advice of the advisory group, to develop recommendations for a new voluntary, universal preschool program (recommendations) to be funded partially by the recently increased sales tax on tobacco and operated by the new department beginning in the 2023-24 school year. The act specifies requirements that the new preschool program must meet. The working group must also convene and work with a subgroup that focuses on issues relating to serving children with disabilities through the new preschool program. The working group must submit the recommendations to the commission for approval and must then submit the recommendations to the joint budget committee and other committees of the general assembly by January 15, 2022.

The act requires the governor's office to contract with one or more private entities to consult with the working group in developing and implementing the plan and in developing the recommendations and to analyze the current use of existing early childhood programs in the state.

For the 2021-22 fiscal year, to implement the act, there is appropriated from the general fund:

  • $587,500, with the assumption of an additional 3.6 FTE, to the office of the governor;
  • $267,161, with the assumption of an additional 1.2 FTE, to the office of early childhood in the department of human services; and
  • $96,867, with the assumption of an additional 0.9 FTE, to the department of education.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 5/5/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
5/13/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/21/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/21/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/22/2021 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/24/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/24/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
5/25/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/28/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/28/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
6/1/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
6/7/2021 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/16/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/16/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/17/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/23/2021 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, May 14
21 HB21-1304 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
22 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
23 recommendation:
24
25 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 23, strike "(3)." and substitute "(4).".
26
27 Page 7, line 13, strike "TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION" and substitute
28 "PRIORITIZE".
29
30 Page 7, after line 22 insert:
31 "(3) THE TRANSITION WORKING GROUP SHALL CONVENE A
32 SUBGROUP TO WORK WITH THE TRANSITION WORKING GROUP IN
33 DEVELOPING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF
34 PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES WITHIN THE NEW PRESCHOOL
35 PROGRAM , INCLUDING, AT A MINIMUM , DEVELOPING THE
36 RECOMMENDATIONS REQUIRED IN SECTION 26-6.2-305 (3)(b). THE
37 MEMBERSHIP OF THE SUBGROUP MUST INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED
38 TO, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STAFF WITH EXPERTISE IN SPECIAL
39 EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES STAFF WITH EXPERTISE IN
40 SERVING CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS, SPECIAL EDUCATION
41 DIRECTORS FROM ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS, REPRESENTATIVES OF
42 ORGANIZATIONS THAT REPRESENT SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTORS,
43 GEOGRAPHICALLY DIVERSE REPRESENTATION FROM SCHOOL- AND
44 COMMUNITY-BASED PRESCHOOL PROGRAM PROVIDERS, HEAD START
45 AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES, REPRESENTATIVES OF NONPROFIT AND
46 ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS THAT REPRESENT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
47 WITH SPECIAL NEEDS OR DISABILITIES, AND PARENTS, INCLUDING PARENTS
48 OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.".
49
50 Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.
51
52 Page 16, line 3, strike "(7)" and substitute "(8)".
53
54 Page 18, line 18, strike "AND PROTECTIONS FOR" and substitute "FOR
55 IDENTIFYING AND SERVING PRESCHOOL".
1 Page 18, line 23, after "FOR" insert "IDENTIFYING AND SERVING".
2
3 Page 19, line 4, after "HOW" insert "COMMUNITY-BASED".
4
5 Strike "(3)" and substitute "(4)" on: Page 8, lines 3, 9, 10, and 14.
6
7

House Journal, May 21
50 HB21-1304 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
51 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
52 recommendation:
53
54 Amend printed bill, page 36, after line 15 insert:
55
1 "SECTION 10. Appropriation. (1) For the 2021-22 state fiscal
2 year, $587,500 is appropriated to the office of the governor. This
3 appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the office
4 may use this appropriation as follows:
5 (a) $225,560 for the administration of the governor's office and
6 residence, which amount is based on an assumption that the office will
7 require an additional 1.8 FTE;
8 (b) $170,528 for use by the office of information technology for
9 enterprise solutions, which amount is based on an assumption that the
10 office will require an additional 1.8 FTE; and
11 (c) $191,412 for the purchase of legal services.
12 (2) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $191,412 is appropriated to
13 the department of law. This appropriation is from reappropriated funds
14 received from the governor's office under subsection (1)(c) of this section
15 and is based on an assumption that the department of law will require an
16 additional 1.0 FTE. To implement this act, the department of law may use
17 this appropriation to provide legal services for the office of the governor.
18 (3) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $267,161 is appropriated to
19 the department of human services for use by the office of early childhood.
20 This appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the
21 office may use this appropriation as follows:
22 (a) $108,521 for child care licensing and administration, which
23 amount is based on an assumption that the office will require an
24 additional 1.2 FTE; and
25 (b) $158,640 for continuation of child care quality initiatives.
26 (4) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $96,867 is appropriated to the
27 department of education. This appropriation is from the general fund and
28 is based on an assumption that the department will require an additional
29 0.9 FTE. To implement this act, the department may use this
30 appropriation for early childhood program transition.".
31
32 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
33
34 Page 1, line 103, strike "CHILDHOOD." and substitute "CHILDHOOD AND
35 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
36
37

House Journal, May 21
45 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated May 21, 2021, and
46 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May
47 21, 2021.
48
49 Amendment No. 2, Education Report, dated May 13, 2021, and placed in
50 member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May 14, 2021.
51
52 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Sirota.
53
54 Amend printed bill, page 4, after line 7 insert:
55 "(5) "PARENT" MEANS A CHILD'S BIOLOGICAL PARENT, ADOPTIVE PARENT,
56 OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.".
1 Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.
2
3 Page 8, lines 24 and 25, strike "PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS," and
4 substitute "PARENTS,".
5
6 Page 14, line 21, strike "AND LEGAL GUARDIANS".
7
8 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
9 Reading and Final Passage.
10

Senate Journal, May 26
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB21-1304 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations
with favorable recommendation.
Amend reengrossed bill, page 6, line 19, strike "THAT, TO THE EXTENT
PRACTICABLE," and substitute "THAT".

Page 8, line 15, strike "DISABILITIES," and substitute "DISABILITIES, INCLUDING
CHILDREN FROM BIRTH TO THREE YEARS OF AGE,".

Page 11, after line 15 insert:

"(d) AFTER THE TRANSITION WORKING GROUP COMPLETES THE
TRANSITION PLAN, THE TRANSITION WORKING GROUP AND THE TRANSITION
ADVISORY GROUP MAY CONTINUE TO MEET TO REVIEW AND MAKE
RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING PROGRAMS OR SERVICES THAT ARE NOT
ADDRESSED IN THE TRANSITION PLAN OR ARE IDENTIFIED IN THE TRANSITION
PLAN AS BEING INCLUDED IN A FUTURE PHASE OF TRANSITION TO OR ALIGNMENT
WITH THE NEW DEPARTMENT.".

Page 13, line 2, strike "DEPARTMENT." and substitute "DEPARTMENT AND
ALIGNMENT OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES IN THE NEW DEPARTMENT WITH
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THAT REMAIN IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS.".

Page 13, line 27, strike "APPROACH" and substitute "APPROACH, WHICH MAY
INCLUDE CONSIDERATION OF TRANSITIONING OR ALIGNING CERTAIN PROGRAMS
AND SERVICES AT LATER DATES,".

Page 17, line 17, strike "BLENDED," and substitute "BLENDED OR BRAIDED,".

Page 17, line 18, after "BLENDED" insert "OR BRAIDED".

Page 25, after line 17 insert:

"(5) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHALL ESTABLISH A WORK GROUP TO
IDENTIFY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THAT MAY BE ADDRESSED IN SUBSEQUENT
TRANSITION PHASES AND DEVELOP A CONTINUING, COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR
TRANSITIONING PROGRAMS AND SERVICES TO THE DEPARTMENT, WHICH MUST
INCLUDE CONSIDERATION OF THE FISCAL IMPACT OF TRANSITIONING THE
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES.".


State,
Veterans, &
Military
Affairs

Senate Journal, May 28
HB21-1304 by Representative(s) Sirota and Garnett; also Senator(s) Fenberg and Buckner--Concerning
measures to establish a unified early childhood system in Colorado, and, in connection
therewith, creating the department of early childhood and making an appropriation.

Amendment No. 1, Education Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, May 26, page(s) 1127-1128 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2(L.009), by Senator Fenberg.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 3, line 20, strike "26.5-1-302." and substitute
"26-6.2-103.".

Page 13, line 10, after "26.5-1-102," insert "AS IT TAKES EFFECT JULY 1, 2022,".

Page 13, line 20, after "26.5-1-102," insert "AS IT TAKES EFFECT JULY 1, 2022,".

Page 14, line 5, after "26.5-1-102 (1)(g)," insert "AS IT TAKES EFFECT JULY 1,
2022,".

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



Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Sirota and Garnett-
Senate Sponsors: Fenberg and Buckner--

HB21-1325 Funding Public Schools Formula 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, June 8 2021
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE - CONSENT CALENDAR
(2) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Funding Public Schools Formula
Sponsors: J. McCluskie (D) | L. Herod (D) / R. Zenzinger (D) | B. Rankin (R)
Summary:



The act creates the legislative interim committee on school finance (interim committee). The interim committee will meet during the 2021 and 2022 legislative interims and during the 2022 and 2023 legislative sessions to approve legislation. The committee consists of 4 senators and 4 representatives with equal representation from each party. The act specifies the issues the interim committee must consider. The interim committee may introduce up to a total of 5 bills, joint resolutions, and concurrent resolutions in each of the 2022 and 2023 legislative sessions. The interim committee will contract with a qualified third-party vendor to study approaches to better measure student economic disadvantage in Colorado in addition to or in lieu of using eligibility for the federal school lunch program as a proxy for at-risk students.

The act appropriates $100,153 from the general fund to the legislative department to implement the act.

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

Status: 5/27/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
6/3/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/3/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
6/3/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
6/4/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/4/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
6/4/2021 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
6/7/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
6/7/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
6/8/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/16/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/16/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/17/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/29/2021 Signed by Governor
6/29/2021 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, June 3
28 HB21-1325 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
29 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
30 recommendation:
31
32 Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
33 substitute:
34
35 "SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add part 20 to
36 article 2 of title 2 as follows:
20 37 PART
38 LEGISLATIVE INTERIM COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FINANCE
39 2-2-2001. Legislative interim committee on school finance -
40 creation. (1) NOTWITHSTANDING SECTION 2-3-303.3, THERE IS CREATED
41 THE LEGISLATIVE INTERIM COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FINANCE, REFERRED TO
42 IN THIS PART 20 AS THE "INTERIM COMMITTEE", TO STUDY THE ISSUES
43 DESCRIBED IN SECTION 2-2-2002 AND CONSIDER CHANGES TO THE "PUBLIC
1 SCHOOL FINANCE ACT OF 1994", ARTICLE 54 OF TITLE 22. IN ADDITION TO
2 MEETING DURING THE 2021 AND 2022 LEGISLATIVE INTERIMS, THE
3 INTERIM COMMITTEE MAY MEET DURING THE 2022 AND 2023 LEGISLATIVE
4 SESSIONS TO APPROVE LEGISLATION. THE INTERIM COMMITTEE CONSISTS
5 OF:
6 (a) FOUR MEMBERS OF THE SENATE, WITH TWO MEMBERS
7 APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND TWO MEMBERS
8 APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE; AND
9 (b) FOUR MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, WITH
10 TWO MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF
11 REPRESENTATIVES AND TWO MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY
12 LEADER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
13 (2) (a) THE APPOINTING AUTHORITIES SHALL APPOINT THE
14 MEMBERS OF THE INTERIM COMMITTEE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER THE
15 EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS PART 20 BUT NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS
16 AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS PART 20. THE APPOINTING
17 AUTHORITIES SHALL, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, ENSURE THAT THE
18 MEMBERS OF THE INTERIM COMMITTEE REPRESENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN
19 ALL AREAS OF THE STATE, INCLUDING URBAN, SUBURBAN, AND RURAL
20 SCHOOL DISTRICTS, SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH VARYING STUDENT
21 DEMOGRAPHICS, AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF VARYING WEALTH IN
22 PROPERTY VALUATION AND LOCAL REVENUE. IF A VACANCY ARISES ON
23 THE INTERIM COMMITTEE, THE APPROPRIATE APPOINTING AUTHORITY
24 SHALL APPOINT A MEMBER TO FILL THE VACANCY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
25 (b) THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SHALL
26 APPOINT THE CHAIR OF THE INTERIM COMMITTEE FOR THE TWO-YEAR TERM
27 OF THE INTERIM COMMITTEE, AND THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE
28 SHALL APPOINT THE VICE-CHAIR OF THE INTERIM COMMITTEE FOR THE
29 TWO-YEAR TERM OF THE INTERIM COMMITTEE. IN THE CASE OF A TIE VOTE,
30 THE CHAIR OF THE INTERIM COMMITTEE SHALL CAST AN ADDITIONAL
31 DECIDING VOTE.
32 (3) THE CHAIR OF THE INTERIM COMMITTEE SHALL SCHEDULE THE
33 FIRST MEETING OF THE INTERIM COMMITTEE TO BE HELD NOT LATER THAN
34 SIXTY DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS PART 20. THE INTERIM
35 COMMITTEE MAY MEET UP TO FIVE TIMES DURING EACH INTERIM IN
36 ADDITION TO ANY MEETINGS HELD DURING THE 2022 OR 2023 LEGISLATIVE
37 SESSIONS.
38 (4) THE CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR OF THE INTERIM COMMITTEE MAY
39 APPOINT SUBCOMMITTEES. A SUBCOMMITTEE MAY INCLUDE MEMBERS OF
40 THE INTERIM COMMITTEE AND PERSONS WITH TECHNICAL EXPERTISE IN
41 SCHOOL FINANCE. MEMBERS OF A SUBCOMMITTEE SERVE WITHOUT
42 COMPENSATION AND WITHOUT REIMBURSEMENT FOR EXPENSES.
43 (5) THE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
44 AND THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE LEGAL SERVICES SHALL
45 PROVIDE STAFF ASSISTANCE TO THE INTERIM COMMITTEE.
46 (6) THE INTERIM COMMITTEE MAY INTRODUCE UP TO A TOTAL OF
47 FIVE BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS, AND CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS IN EACH
48 OF THE 2022 AND 2023 LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS. BILLS THAT THE INTERIM
49 COMMITTEE INTRODUCES ARE EXEMPT FROM THE FIVE-BILL LIMITATION
50 SPECIFIED IN RULE 24 (b)(1)(A) OF THE JOINT RULES OF THE SENATE AND
51 THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND CONCURRENT
52 RESOLUTIONS THAT THE INTERIM COMMITTEE INTRODUCES ARE EXEMPT
53 FROM THE LIMITATIONS SET OUT IN RULE 26 (g) OF THE RULES OF THE
54 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND RULE 30 (f) OF THE RULES OF THE
55 SENATE. THE INTERIM COMMITTEE IS EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO
56 REPORT BILLS OR OTHER MEASURES TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AS
1 SPECIFIED IN RULE 24 (b)(1)(D) AND RULE 24A (d)(8) OF THE JOINT RULES
2 OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND IN SECTION
3 2-3-303 (1)(f). THE INTERIM COMMITTEE IS SUBJECT TO RULE 24A OF THE
4 JOINT RULES OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, EXCEPT TO
5 THE EXTENT THAT THE RULE MAY CONFLICT WITH THIS PART 20. THE
6 INTERIM COMMITTEE MAY MEET DURING THE 2022 AND 2023 LEGISLATIVE
7 SESSIONS TO APPROVE LEGISLATION. BILLS RECOMMENDED BY THE
8 INTERIM COMMITTEE MUST BE INTRODUCED BY THE INTRODUCTION
9 DEADLINE FOR HOUSE BILLS SPECIFIED IN RULE 23 (a)(1) OF THE JOINT
10 RULES OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. THE CHAIR AND
11 VICE-CHAIR SHALL JOINTLY ESTABLISH THE LAST DATE FOR THE SINGLE
12 MEETING AT WHICH THE INTERIM COMMITTEE MAY APPROVE BILL
13 REQUESTS, THE LAST DATE BY WHICH INTERIM COMMITTEE MEMBERS MUST
14 FINALIZE BILL DRAFTS OR BY WHICH BILL DRAFTS WILL BE DEEMED
15 FINALIZED FOR FISCAL NOTE PURPOSES, AND THE LAST DATE BY WHICH THE
16 INTERIM COMMITTEE WILL CONSIDER AND TAKE FINAL ACTION ON BILL
17 DRAFTS.
18 (7) THE INTERIM COMMITTEE SHALL USE NINETY MILLION DOLLARS
19 FROM THE STATE EDUCATION FUND, CREATED IN SECTION 17 (4) OF
20 ARTICLE IX OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION, AS NECESSARY, FOR THE
21 IMPLEMENTATION OF SCHOOL FINANCE FORMULA CHANGES.
22 (8) ALL EXPENDITURES THAT THE INTERIM COMMITTEE INCURS,
23 INCLUDING THE COST OF CONTRACTING FOR THE STUDY PURSUANT TO
24 SECTION 2-2-2003, ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE CHAIR OF THE
25 INTERIM COMMITTEE AND, IF APPROVED, SHALL BE PAID BY VOUCHERS AND
26 WARRANTS DRAWN AS PROVIDED BY LAW FROM APPROPRIATIONS MADE BY
27 THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PART 20.
28 2-2-2002. Issues to study - recommendations to general
29 assembly - legislative declaration. (1) AT A MINIMUM, THE INTERIM
30 COMMITTEE SHALL STUDY THE FOLLOWING ISSUES:
31 (a) HOW TO MODERNIZE THE "PUBLIC SCHOOL FINANCE ACT OF
32 1994" TO MAKE THE SCHOOL FINANCE FORMULA MORE TRANSPARENT,
33 EQUITABLE, AND STUDENT-CENTERED;
34 (b) WHETHER THE CURRENT METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING AT-RISK
35 PUPILS IS AN APPROPRIATE, ACCURATE METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING AND
36 WEIGHTING STUDENTS WHO, BECAUSE OF THEIR LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES, ARE
37 IN GREATER NEED OF SERVICES AND SUPPORTS TO GIVE THEM
38 OPPORTUNITIES EQUAL TO THOSE OF THEIR PEERS TO ACHIEVE THEIR
39 ACADEMIC POTENTIAL, AND, IF NOT, THE APPROPRIATE METHOD FOR
40 ALLOCATING ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO THOSE PUPILS, WHICH METHOD
41 MAY BE INFORMED BY THE POVERTY STUDY COMMISSIONED PURSUANT TO
42 SECTION 2-2-2003;
43 (c) WHETHER TO REDESIGN THE ALLOCATION OF FUNDING IN THE
44 SCHOOL FINANCE FORMULA FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT COST-OF-LIVING AND
45 PERSONNEL COSTS TO LIMIT FUNDING TO ONLY SIGNIFICANTLY HIGH-COST
46 SCHOOL DISTRICTS THOUGH THE CREATION OF A FIXED AMOUNT OF
47 ADDITIONAL PER PUPIL FUNDING FOR HIGH-COST SCHOOL DISTRICTS;
48 (d) THE APPROPRIATE METHOD TO ADDRESS SMALL, REMOTE, AND
49 RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNDING, INCLUDING WHETHER A DIFFERENT
50 WEIGHT SHOULD BE APPLIED IN THE SCHOOL FINANCE FORMULA FOR THE
51 SIZE FACTOR FOR SMALL, REMOTE SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND WHETHER TO
52 REDESIGN THE DISTRIBUTION OF RURAL SCHOOL FUNDING RECEIVED
53 PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-54-142;
54 (e) ALTERNATIVE EDUCATOR SUPPORT FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR
55 TEACHING STUDENTS ENROLLED IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SECOND
56 GRADE; AND
1 (f) THE BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF INCORPORATING SPECIAL
2 EDUCATION SERVICES FUNDING INTO THE SCHOOL FINANCE FORMULA.
3 (2) (a) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDS AND DECLARES THAT
4 DRAMATIC DIFFERENCES IN LOCAL PROPERTY WEALTH AND THE ABILITY
5 OF SOME SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO OBTAIN VOTER APPROVAL TO COLLECT
6 PROPERTY TAX REVENUE IN ADDITION TO THAT PROVIDED BY TOTAL
7 PROGRAM MILL LEVIES HAS LED TO INEQUITY IN THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING
8 AVAILABLE TO SERVE STUDENTS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS THROUGHOUT THE
9 STATE. TO LESSEN THIS INEQUITY, IT IS APPROPRIATE TO IDENTIFY ONE OR
10 MORE METHODS BY WHICH TO SUPPORT EFFORTS BY LOW-PROPERTY
11 WEALTH DISTRICTS TO SUPPORT THE NEEDS OF THEIR STUDENTS THROUGH
12 MILL LEVY OVERRIDES FOR OPERATING PURPOSES.
13 (b) THEREFORE, IN ADDITION TO THE ISSUES SPECIFIED IN
14 SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION, THE INTERIM COMMITTEE SHALL DESIGN
15 AND RECOMMEND A PROGRAM BEGINNING IN THE 2022-23 BUDGET YEAR
16 TO SUPPORT STUDENTS BY ASSISTING LOW-PROPERTY WEALTH SCHOOL
17 DISTRICTS IN OBTAINING VOTER APPROVAL FOR ADDITIONAL MILL LEVIES
18 PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-54-108 BY PROVIDING STATE MATCHING
19 MONEY. IN DESIGNING THE PROGRAM, THE INTERIM COMMITTEE SHALL
20 CONSIDER:
21 (I) HOW TO ADDRESS OUT-OF-DISTRICT STUDENTS AND
22 MULTI-DISTRICT ONLINE PROGRAMS THAT INCREASE A SCHOOL DISTRICT'S
23 PUPIL COUNT AND TOTAL PROGRAM FUNDING BUT DO NOT CONTRIBUTE TO
24 THE COLLECTION OF PROPERTY TAXES IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT;
25 (II) HOW THE MIX OF RESIDENTIAL AND NON-RESIDENTIAL
26 PROPERTY DIRECTLY AFFECTS ASSESSED VALUES AND THE AMOUNT OF
27 PROPERTY TAX REVENUE COLLECTED IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT DUE TO
28 DIFFERENCES IN THE ASSESSMENT RATES;
29 (III) THE DISTRICT MILL LEVY CAPACITY THRESHOLD AT WHICH
30 SCHOOL DISTRICTS WOULD BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR STATE MONEY TO MATCH
31 MILL LEVY OVERRIDES AND HOW THE THRESHOLD WILL IMPACT THE
32 NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE SCHOOL DISTRICTS;
33 (IV) THE APPROPRIATE NUMBER OF MILLS A SCHOOL DISTRICT
34 SHOULD BE LEVYING FOR TOTAL PROGRAM TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE
35 PROGRAM;
36 (V) THE APPROPRIATE MANNER IN WHICH TO CONSIDER INSTITUTE
37 CHARTER SCHOOLS LOCATED IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS PARTICIPATING IN THE
38 PROGRAM; AND
39 (VI) ANY OTHER RELEVANT CONSIDERATIONS, AS DETERMINED BY
40 THE INTERIM COMMITTEE.
41 (c) THE INTERIM COMMITTEE MAY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION
42 PURSUANT TO SECTION 2-2-2001 TO IMPLEMENT THE PROGRAM DESIGNED
43 AND RECOMMENDED BY THE INTERIM COMMITTEE PURSUANT TO THIS
44 SUBSECTION (2).
45 (3) BASED ON THE STUDY OF ISSUES DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION,
46 THE INTERIM COMMITTEE MAY MAKE LEGISLATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS TO
47 THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADDRESSING HOW TO MOST ACCURATELY MEET
48 THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS THROUGH THE
49 FUNDING OF EDUCATION IN COLORADO.
50 2-2-2003. Poverty study - contract - report - legislative
51 declaration - repeal. (1) (a) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDS AND
52 DECLARES THAT:
53
1 (I) FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE LUNCH ELIGIBILITY FOR THE
42 2 FEDERAL "RICHARD B. RUSSELL NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT",
3 U.S.C. SEC. 1751 ET SEQ., IS A MEASURE BY WHICH SCHOOL DISTRICTS
4 RECEIVE ADDITIONAL FUNDING THROUGH THE AT-RISK FACTOR IN THE
5 SCHOOL FINANCE FORMULA;
6 (II) WHILE MANY STATES PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING BASED
7 ON REDUCED-PRICE LUNCH ELIGIBILITY, IN COLORADO, AT-RISK FUNDING
8 HAS TRADITIONALLY BEEN ALLOCATED ONLY FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE
9 ELIGIBLE FOR FREE LUNCH;
10 (III) THE FEDERAL "RICHARD B. RUSSELL NATIONAL SCHOOL
11 LUNCH ACT", 42 U.S.C. SEC. 1751 ET SEQ., WAS DESIGNED AS AN
12 ANTI-HUNGER PROGRAM, NOT AS A SINGLE PROXY FOR CAPTURING
13 STUDENT NEED. ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE IS COMPLEX AND IS AFFECTED
14 BY MANY FACTORS BEYOND INCOME, INCLUDING WEALTH, LOCAL COST OF
15 LIVING, AND FLUCTUATING HOUSEHOLD EXPENSES.
16 (IV) IN THE LONG TERM, COLORADO'S RELIANCE ON FREE LUNCH
17 ELIGIBILITY AS THE SINGULAR POVERTY PROXY FOR SCHOOL FINANCE
18 PURPOSES IS INACCURATE AND UNSUSTAINABLE, AND SERVES AS A
19 BARRIER TO DELIVERING ESSENTIAL RESOURCES TO STUDENTS WHO NEED
20 THEM;
21 (V) FREE LUNCH ELIGIBILITY IS A BINARY MEASURE BY WHICH A
22 STUDENT IS CONSIDERED ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED OR NOT AND
23 FAILS TO ACCOUNT FOR VARYING LEVELS OF POVERTY AND THE
24 CORRESPONDING LEVELS OF NEED THAT EXIST AMONG STUDENT
25 POPULATIONS;
26 (VI) THE RECENT CHANGES TO FEDERAL POLICY THAT ALLOW ALL
27 STUDENTS TO RECEIVE A FREE LUNCH WITHOUT SUBMITTING AN INCOME
28 ELIGIBILITY FORM NEGATIVELY IMPACTED COLORADO'S AT-RISK PUPIL
29 COUNT IN THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO IN
30 THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR, WHICH MAY RESULT IN ANOTHER
31 UNDERCOUNT AND UNDERESTIMATION OF RESOURCES NEEDED TO SERVE
32 ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS;
33 (VII) ADDITIONALLY, DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC,
34 COLORADO'S DECENTRALIZED METHOD OF COLLECTING INCOME
35 ELIGIBILITY DATA CREATED BARRIERS TO REACHING FAMILIES WHO WERE
36 ELIGIBLE FOR PANDEMIC ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER PAYMENTS,
37 RESULTING IN FEWER THAN HALF OF THE ELIGIBLE CHILDREN RECEIVING
38 THE BENEFIT;
39 (VIII) DUE TO THE CONTINUED USE OF THE MISALIGNED PROXY
40 FOR DETERMINING STUDENT NEED AND THE CONTINUED
41 UNDERESTIMATION OF ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE, COLORADO STUDENTS
42 WHO WOULD BENEFIT THE MOST FROM ADDITIONAL SUPPORT ARE GOING
43 WITHOUT IT; AND
44 (IX) STATE POLICY CAN MORE ACCURATELY ACCOUNT FOR AND
45 RESPOND TO STUDENTS' ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES. OTHER STATES HAVE
46 MOVED AWAY FROM RELYING ON ONE SELF-REPORTED MEASURE, SUCH AS
47 FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE LUNCH ELIGIBILITY, TOWARD AN INDEX OF
48 MEASURES OF NEED THAT AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY STUDENTS FOR
49 SCHOOL MEALS OR FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING THROUGH THE SCHOOL
50 FINANCE FORMULA.
51 (b) THEREFORE, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DECLARES THAT
52 STUDYING METHODS TO IDENTIFY ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE AMONG
53 STUDENTS PRECISELY AND HOLISTICALLY IS AN IMPORTANT AND
54 NECESSARY GOAL IN PROVIDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITH THE RESOURCES
55 NECESSARY TO ENABLE ALL STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE ACADEMIC SUCCESS.
56
1 (2) (a) TO UNDERSTAND ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO BETTER
2 IDENTIFY ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE AMONG STUDENTS, THE INTERIM
3 COMMITTEE, SUBJECT TO AVAILABLE APPROPRIATIONS, SHALL CONTRACT
4 WITH A THIRD-PARTY VENDOR TO COMPLETE A STUDY TO ANALYZE
5 VARIOUS METHODS OF MEASURING STUDENT ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE
6 AND THE NECESSARY DATA AND SYSTEMS ALIGNMENT THAT WOULD BE
7 NEEDED TO INCORPORATE THOSE MEASURES INTO THE STATE'S SCHOOL
8 FINANCE FORMULA.
9 (b) THE INTERIM COMMITTEE SHALL ISSUE A REQUEST FOR
10 PROPOSALS FOR QUALIFIED THIRD-PARTY VENDORS TO COMPLETE THE
11 POVERTY STUDY DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION. BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2021, THE
12 INTERIM COMMITTEE SHALL CONTRACT WITH A VENDOR THAT HAS
13 EXPERTISE OR DEMONSTRATED EXPERIENCE ASSISTING STATES IN
14 EXAMINING MEASURES OF ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE FOR PURPOSES OF
15 SCHOOL FUNDING. THE CHAIR OF THE INTERIM COMMITTEE, IN
16 CONSULTATION WITH THE INTERIM COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND THE
17 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, SHALL SELECT THE THIRD-PARTY VENDOR TO
18 COMPLETE THE POVERTY STUDY.
19 (3) APPROACHES FOR ANALYZING OR IDENTIFYING STUDENT
20 ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE AS PART OF THE STUDY MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE
21 NOT LIMITED TO:
22 (a) DIRECT CERTIFICATION;
23 (b) DIRECT CERTIFICATION WITH THE INCLUSION OF MEDICAID;
24 (c) FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE LUNCH ELIGIBILITY WITH HYBRID
25 APPROACHES;
26 (d) ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE MEASURES AT THE CENSUS BLOCK
27 GROUP LEVEL; AND
28 (e) OTHER MORE ACCURATE APPROACHES TAKEN BY STATES TO
29 MEASURE STUDENT ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE.
30 (4) FOR EACH APPROACH, THE ANALYSIS MUST INCLUDE:
31 (a) THE AVAILABILITY OF DATA BY SCHOOL DISTRICT, CENSUS
32 BLOCK GROUP, OR OTHER RELEVANT GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES;
33 (b) THE DISTRIBUTIONAL EFFECTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT SHARES
34 OF THE STATE COUNT OF LOW-INCOME STUDENTS;
35 (c) BARRIERS TO ACCESSING DATA, INCLUDING INFORMATION
36 TECHNOLOGY AND DATA-SHARING LIMITATIONS AMONG AGENCIES THAT
37 MAY USE THE DATA;
38 (d) THE APPROACH'S POTENTIAL TO MEET IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES
39 AND POLICY OBJECTIVES, INCLUDING:
40 (I) ENSURING THE MOST ACCURATE COUNT POSSIBLE OF STUDENTS
41 EXPERIENCING ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE;
42 (II) MAINTAINING AN INDIVIDUAL STUDENT INDICATOR OF
43 ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE;
44 (III) DIFFERENTIATING AMONG LEVELS OF ECONOMIC
45 DISADVANTAGE;
46 (IV) DECREASING THE ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN ON SCHOOLS AND
47 SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO COLLECT DATA AND THE BURDEN ON STUDENTS AND
48 FAMILIES TO PROVE ELIGIBILITY;
49 (V) ALLOWING FOR COLORADO'S LONG-TERM ABILITY TO IDENTIFY
50 LONGITUDINAL STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT TRENDS;
51 (VI) ALLOWING FOR COORDINATION ACROSS AGENCIES AND THEIR
52 USE OF INDICATORS OF ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE FOR PUBLIC PROGRAM
53 ELIGIBILITY;
54 (VII) ENSURING STUDENT PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF
55 STUDENT RECORDS; AND
56
1 (VIII) ENSURING THAT THE APPROACH IS INCLUSIVE OF ALL
2 STUDENTS, INCLUDING THOSE WHO ARE HOMELESS OR WHO LACK
3 DOCUMENTATION.
4 (5) THE STUDY MUST ALSO DETERMINE THE ESTIMATED COSTS OF
5 LINKING DATA ACROSS SYSTEMS THAT ARE MAINTAINED BY DIFFERENT
6 AGENCIES, FOR EXAMPLE, THE COST OF SYSTEM CHANGES OR UPGRADES
7 THAT WOULD BE NEEDED TO MATCH STUDENT RECORDS WITH THE
8 RECORDS OF OTHER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS IN WHICH STUDENTS ARE
9 ENROLLED.
10 (6) WHILE COLORADO CONTINUES TO USE FREE AND
11 REDUCED-PRICE LUNCH ELIGIBILITY AS A POVERTY INDICATOR BECAUSE OF
12 FEDERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS, THE STUDY MUST ANALYZE BENEFITS
13 AND DRAWBACKS OF MAKING THE ELIGIBILITY FORM SECURE AND
14 ACCESSIBLE ONLINE FOR FAMILIES.
15 (7) NOT LATER THAN JANUARY 1, 2022, THE THIRD-PARTY VENDOR
16 SELECTED PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (2) OF THIS SECTION SHALL PROVIDE
17 THE COMPLETED POVERTY STUDY OF THE MEASURES OF ECONOMIC
18 DISADVANTAGE STUDIED AND ANALYZED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION TO
19 THE INTERIM COMMITTEE, THE JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE, AND THE
20 EDUCATION COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE
21 SENATE, OR ANY SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES. THE STUDY'S ANALYSIS MUST
22 ALLOW MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO EVALUATE EACH
23 APPROACH, IN ISOLATION OR AS A COMBINATION OF APPROACHES,
24 ACCORDING TO THE PRINCIPLES AND POLICY OBJECTIVES SET FORTH IN
25 SUBSECTION (4)(d) OF THIS SECTION.
26 2-2-2004. Repeal of part. THIS PART 20 IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE
27 JULY 1, 2023.
28 SECTION 2. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
29 determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
30 preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".
31
32

House Journal, June 3
54 HB21-1325 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
55 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
56 recommendation:
1 Amend the Education Committee Report, dated June 3, 2021, page 9,
2 after line 2 insert:
3
4 "SECTION 2. Appropriation. (1) For the 2021-22 state fiscal
5 year, $100,153 is appropriated to the legislative department. This
6 appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the
7 department may use this appropriation as follows:
8 (a) $9,411 for use by the general assembly;
9 (b) $78,538 for use by the legislative council, which amount is
10 based on an assumption that the legislative council will require an
11 additional 0.3 FTE; and.
12 (c) $12,204 for use by the office of legislative legal services,
13 which amount is based on an assumption that the office will require an
14 additional 0.2 FTE.".
15
16 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
17
18 Page 9 of the report, after line 5 insert:
19
20 "Page 1 of the bill, line 102, strike "AMENDING THE" and substitute
21 "ESTABLISHING A SCHOOL FINANCE LEGISLATIVE INTERIM COMMITTEE
22 AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
23
24 Page 1 of the bill, strike lines 103 and 104.".
25
26

House Journal, June 3
28 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated June 3, 2021, and
29 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, June 3,
30 2021.
31
32 Amendment No. 2, Education Report, dated June 3, 2021, and placed in
33 member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, June 3, 2021.
34
35 Amendment No. 3, by Representative McCluskie.
36
37 Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated June 3, 2021, page
38 1, strike lines 16 through 19 and substitute:
39
40 ""Page 1 of the bill, strike lines 101 through 104 and substitute:
41
42 "CONCERNING ESTABLISHING A SCHOOL FINANCE LEGISLATIVE
43 INTERIM COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER CHANGES TO THE METHOD FOR
44 FUNDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO IMPROVE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, AND,
45 IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".".".
46
47 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
48 Reading and Final Passage.
49


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: McCluskie and Herod, Garnett, Esgar, McLachlan-
Senate Sponsors: Zenzinger and Rankin, Lundeen--

SB21-013 Reversing COVID-related Learning Loss 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Reversing COVID-related Learning Loss
Sponsors: R. Fields (D) / J. Bacon | M. Froelich (D)
Summary:



The act 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 (local education providers) 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 local education providers may work with in providing student support. The act also directs the department, to the extent possible within existing resources, to provide technical assistance to local education providers upon request.

The act recognizes the amount of federal COVID-relief money that the department is expected to receive and encourages the department to use as much as possible of the amount received to fund learning recovery initiatives. The act requires the department to prepare a report concerning the department's use of the federal money received and submit the report to the education committees of the general assembly and post the report on the department's website.

The act directs the board of cooperative services that administers the statewide supplemental online and blended learning program (administering BOCES) to partner with local education providers for delivery of supplemental online learning recovery courses for students in elementary and secondary schools. The administering BOCES and local education providers 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 education providers must provide information concerning the availability of the learning recovery courses and other supplemental online courses.

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

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
3/24/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/25/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/25/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/22/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/26/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/27/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/30/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/30/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/3/2021 Sent to the Governor
5/13/2021 Governor Signed
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.


House Journal, April 23
14 SB21-013 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
15 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
16 recommendation:
17
18 Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, line 5, strike "legislative" and substitute
19 "report - legislative".
20
21 Page 3, after line 23 insert:
22
23 "(1.5) (a) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FURTHER FINDS THAT ON
24 MARCH 11, 2021, PRESIDENT BIDEN SIGNED H.R.1319, THE "AMERICAN
25 RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021", INTO LAW. IN PART, THE ACT PROVIDES
26 APPROXIMATELY $122.7 BILLION IN SUPPLEMENTAL MONEY TO THE
27 ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EMERGENCY EDUCATION RELIEF FUND FOR
28 DISTRIBUTION TO STATES. APPROXIMATELY $1.166 BILLION OF THAT
29 AMOUNT IS EXPECTED TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO COLORADO, OF WHICH AT
30 LEAST $1.05 BILLION MUST BE DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL EDUCATION
31 PROVIDERS AND $116.6 MILLION WILL BE RETAINED BY THE STATE
32 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. THE ACT REQUIRES THE DEPARTMENT TO
33 USE APPROXIMATELY $58 MILLION TO ADDRESS LEARNING RECOVERY,
34 APPROXIMATELY $11.6 MILLION FOR AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, AND
35 APPROXIMATELY $11.6 MILLION FOR SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAMS.
36 (b) THE DEPARTMENT IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO USE AS MUCH
37 AS POSSIBLE OF THE AMOUNT OF FEDERAL MONEY THAT THE DEPARTMENT
38 RECEIVES UNDER THE "AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021" TO FUND
39 PROGRAMS TO ADDRESS LEARNING RECOVERY, WHICH MAY INCLUDE
40 INTENSIVE TUTORING PROGRAMS, EXTENDED-DAY LEARNING PROGRAMS,
41 SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE COURSES, SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAMS, AND
42 OTHER PROGRAMS THAT ARE IDENTIFIED BY LOCAL EDUCATION
43 PROVIDERS OR HAVE DEMONSTRATED SUCCESS IN EFFECTIVELY
44 ADDRESSING LEARNING RECOVERY. THE DEPARTMENT IS SPECIFICALLY
45 ENCOURAGED TO USE A PORTION OF THE FEDERAL MONEY TO ASSIST
46 LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDERS IN ACCESSING SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE
47 LEARNING RECOVERY COURSES FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN
48 KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE, AS DESCRIBED IN SECTION
49 22-5-119 (11).".
50
51 Page 5, after line 8, insert:
52
53
1 "(3) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CREATE A REPORT SPECIFYING THE
2 PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE DEPARTMENT USED THE FEDERAL MONEY
3 RECEIVED PURSUANT TO THE FEDERAL "CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF AND
4 ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT", PUB.L.116-136; THE "CORONAVIRUS
5 RESPONSE AND RELIEF SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2021",
6 PUB.L.116-260; AND THE "AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021",
7 PUB.L.117-2. AT A MINIMUM, THE REPORT MUST IDENTIFY THE TOTAL
8 AMOUNT THAT THE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED AND WAS AUTHORIZED TO
9 SPEND AT THE STATE LEVEL UNDER EACH ACT, THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH
10 THE DEPARTMENT SPENT THE AMOUNTS RECEIVED, THE SPECIFIC AMOUNT
11 ALLOTTED TO EACH PURPOSE, AND ANY DATA THE DEPARTMENT MAY
12 HAVE CONCERNING THE RESULTS ACHIEVED IN USING THE MONEY FOR
13 EACH PURPOSE. ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 1, 2021, AND ON OR BEFORE
14 DECEMBER 1 EACH YEAR THEREAFTER THROUGH DECEMBER 1, 2024, THE
15 DEPARTMENT SHALL SUBMIT THE REPORT TO THE EDUCATION
16 COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE, OR ANY
17 SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES, AND POST THE REPORT ON THE DEPARTMENT'S
18 WEBSITE. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ALSO PRESENT THE REPORT AS PART
19 OF THE DEPARTMENT'S HEARING HELD EACH JANUARY PURSUANT TO
20 SECTION 2-7-203, STARTING IN 2022 AND CONTINUING THROUGH 2025.".
21
22

House Journal, April 26
14 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated April 22, 2021, and placed
15 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 23,
16 2021.
17
18 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
19 Reading and Final Passage.
20


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
4/23/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/12/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
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 act provides that an educator who subjects a secondary school student who is 18 years of age or older to sexual intrusion or sexual penetration 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.

The act requires a public school prior to employing a person to inquire with the department of education (department) regarding whether the person was dismissed or resigned based on an allegation of a sexual act with a student 18 years or older.

The act requires that if an employee of a public school is dismissed or resigns as a result of an allegation of a sexual act involving a student who is 18 years of age or older, regardless of whether the student consented to the sexual act, that is supported by a preponderance of the evidence, the governing board of the charter school or school board shall notify the department and provide any information requested by the department concerning the circumstances of the dismissal or resignation. The public school shall also notify the employee that information concerning the employee's dismissal or resignation is being forwarded to the department. The act prohibits a public school from entering into a settlement agreement that would restrict the public school from sharing any relevant information related to an allegation of a sexual act involving a student who is 18 years of age or older, regardless of whether the student consented to the sexual act, that is supported by a preponderance of the evidence pertaining to the employee with the department, another school district, or charter school pertaining to the incident upon which the dismissal or resignation is based.

Under current law, the department of education can impose licensing sanctions on unethical behavior and professional incompetence. The act requires the state board of education to promulgate appropriate rules defining the standards of unethical behavior and professional incompetency. Unethical behavior must include conduct involving a sexual act between an applicant or holder and a student, including a student who is 18 years of age or older, regardless of whether the student consented to the sexual act.

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

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
4/28/2021 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/3/2021 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/4/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/5/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
5/20/2021 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
5/24/2021 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/25/2021 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
6/14/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/14/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/15/2021 Sent to the Governor
7/2/2021 Governor Signed
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.


House Journal, April 28
16 SB21-017 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
17 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
18 recommendation:
19
20 Amend reengrossed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
21 substitute:
22 "SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-30.5-110.5,
23 amend (2)(a)(II) and (7)(a); and add (7)(c) and (10) as follows:
24 22-30.5-110.5. Background investigation - charter school
25 employees - information provided to department - definitions. (2) The
26 background investigation of an applicant, at a minimum, must include:
27 (a) An inquiry by the charter school to the department to
28 determine whether the applicant:
29 (II) Has been dismissed by, or has resigned from, a school district
30 as a result of any allegation, including but not limited to unlawful sexual
31 behavior OR AN ALLEGATION OF A SEXUAL ACT INVOLVING A STUDENT
32 WHO IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE
33 STUDENT CONSENTED TO THE SEXUAL ACT, that was supported by a
34 preponderance of the evidence according to information provided to the
35 department pursuant to section 22-32-109.7 (3) or subsection (7) of this
119 36 section and confirmed by the department pursuant to section 22-2-
37 (1)(b);
38 (7) (a) If an employee of a charter school is dismissed or resigns
39 as a result of an allegation of unlawful behavior involving a child,
40 including unlawful sexual behavior, that is supported by a preponderance
41 of the evidence, the governing board of the charter school shall notify the
42 department and provide any information requested by the department
43 concerning the circumstances of the dismissal or resignation. The charter
44 school shall also notify the employee that information concerning the
45 employee's dismissal or resignation is being forwarded to the department.
46 unless the notice would conflict with the confidentiality requirements of
47 the "Child Protection Act of 1987", part 3 of article 3 of title 19, C.R.S.
48 (c) IF AN EMPLOYEE OF A CHARTER SCHOOL IS DISMISSED OR
49 RESIGNS AS A RESULT OF AN ALLEGATION OF A SEXUAL ACT INVOLVING A
50 STUDENT WHO IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, REGARDLESS OF
51 WHETHER THE STUDENT CONSENTED TO THE SEXUAL ACT, THAT IS
52 SUPPORTED BY A PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE, THE GOVERNING
53 BOARD OF THE CHARTER SCHOOL SHALL NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT AND
54 PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION REQUESTED BY THE DEPARTMENT
55 CONCERNING THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE DISMISSAL OR RESIGNATION.
1 THE CHARTER SCHOOL SHALL ALSO NOTIFY THE EMPLOYEE THAT
2 INFORMATION CONCERNING THE EMPLOYEE'S DISMISSAL OR RESIGNATION
3 IS BEING FORWARDED TO THE DEPARTMENT. A CHARTER SCHOOL SHALL
4 NOT ENTER INTO A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT THAT WOULD RESTRICT THE
5 CHARTER SCHOOL FROM SHARING ANY RELEVANT INFORMATION RELATED
6 TO AN ALLEGATION OF A SEXUAL ACT INVOLVING A STUDENT WHO IS
7 EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE
8 STUDENT CONSENTED TO THE SEXUAL ACT, THAT IS SUPPORTED BY A
9 PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE PERTAINING TO THE EMPLOYEE WITH
10 THE DEPARTMENT, ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT, OR CHARTER SCHOOL
11 PERTAINING TO THE INCIDENT UPON WHICH THE DISMISSAL OR
12 RESIGNATION IS BASED. THIS SUBSECTION (7)(c) DOES NOT AUTHORIZE A
13 CHARTER SCHOOL TO ENTER INTO A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT THAT
14 WOULD PROHIBIT THE CHARTER SCHOOL FROM SHARING ANY OTHER
15 INFORMATION REQUIRED BY LAW TO BE AVAILABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT,
16 ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT, OR A CHARTER SCHOOL.
17 (10) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT
18 OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
19 (a) "SEXUAL ACT" MEANS SEXUAL CONTACT, SEXUAL INTRUSION,
20 OR SEXUAL PENETRATION AS THOSE TERMS ARE DEFINED IN SECTION
21 18-3-401.
22 (b) "STUDENT" MEANS ANY PERSON ENROLLED AT THE SCHOOL
23 WHERE THE EMPLOYEE IS EMPLOYED, BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE ANOTHER
24 STUDENT.
25 SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-32-109.7, amend
26 (1)(b) and (3); and add (5) as follows:
27 22-32-109.7. Board of education - specific duties - employment
28 of personnel - definitions. (1) Prior to the employment of any person by
29 a school district, the board of education shall make an inquiry concerning
30 such person to the department of education for the purpose of
31 determining:
32 (b) Whether such person has been dismissed by, or has resigned
33 from, a school district as a result of an allegation of unlawful behavior
34 involving a child, including unlawful sexual behavior OR AN ALLEGATION
35 OF A SEXUAL ACT INVOLVING A STUDENT WHO IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE
36 OR OLDER, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE STUDENT CONSENTED TO THE
37 SEXUAL ACT, which was supported by a preponderance of the evidence
38 according to information provided to the department by a school district
39 pursuant to subsection (3) of this section and confirmed by the department
40 pursuant to the provisions of section 22-2-119 (1)(b);
41 (3) (a) If an employee of a school district is dismissed or resigns
42 as a result of an allegation of unlawful behavior involving a child,
43 including unlawful sexual behavior, which is supported by a
44 preponderance of the evidence, within ten business days after the
45 dismissal or resignation, the board of education of the school district shall
46 notify the department of education and provide any information requested
47 by the department concerning the circumstances of the dismissal or
48 resignation. The district shall also notify the employee that information
49 concerning the employee's dismissal or resignation is being forwarded to
50 the department of education. unless the notice would conflict with the
51 confidentiality requirements of the "Child Protection Act of 1987", part
52 3 of article 3 of title 19. C.R.S. A public school district or charter school
53 shall not enter into a settlement agreement that would restrict the school
54 district or charter school from sharing any relevant information related to
55 a conviction for child abuse or a sexual offense against a child as defined
1 by section 13-80-103.9 (1)(c) C.R.S., pertaining to the employee with the
2 department, another school district, or charter school pertaining to the
3 incident upon which the dismissal or resignation is based. THIS
4 SUBSECTION (3)(a) DOES NOT AUTHORIZE A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT OR
5 CHARTER SCHOOL TO ENTER INTO A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT THAT
6 WOULD PROHIBIT THE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL
7 FROM SHARING ANY OTHER INFORMATION REQUIRED BY LAW TO BE
8 AVAILABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT, ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT, OR A
9 CHARTER SCHOOL.
10 (b) IF AN EMPLOYEE OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT IS DISMISSED OR
11 RESIGNS AS A RESULT OF AN ALLEGATION OF A SEXUAL ACT INVOLVING A
12 STUDENT WHO IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, REGARDLESS OF
13 WHETHER THE STUDENT CONSENTED TO THE SEXUAL ACT, THAT IS
14 SUPPORTED BY A PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE, THE SCHOOL
15 DISTRICT SHALL NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT AND PROVIDE ANY
16 INFORMATION REQUESTED BY THE DEPARTMENT CONCERNING THE
17 CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE DISMISSAL OR RESIGNATION. THE SCHOOL
18 DISTRICT SHALL ALSO NOTIFY THE EMPLOYEE THAT INFORMATION
19 CONCERNING THE EMPLOYEE'S DISMISSAL OR RESIGNATION IS BEING
20 FORWARDED TO THE DEPARTMENT. A SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL NOT ENTER
21 INTO A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT THAT WOULD RESTRICT THE SCHOOL
22 DISTRICT FROM SHARING ANY RELEVANT INFORMATION RELATED TO AN
23 ALLEGATION OF A SEXUAL ACT INVOLVING A STUDENT WHO IS EIGHTEEN
24 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE STUDENT
25 CONSENTED TO THE SEXUAL ACT, THAT IS SUPPORTED BY A
26 PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE PERTAINING TO THE EMPLOYEE WITH
27 THE DEPARTMENT, ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT, OR CHARTER SCHOOL
28 PERTAINING TO THE INCIDENT UPON WHICH THE DISMISSAL OR
29 RESIGNATION IS BASED. THIS SUBSECTION (3)(b)(I) DOES NOT AUTHORIZE
30 A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ENTER INTO A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT THAT
31 WOULD PROHIBIT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM SHARING ANY OTHER
32 INFORMATION REQUIRED BY LAW TO BE AVAILABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT,
33 ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT, OR A CHARTER SCHOOL.
34 (5) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT
35 OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
36 (a) "SEXUAL ACT" MEANS SEXUAL CONTACT, SEXUAL INTRUSION,
37 OR SEXUAL PENETRATION AS THOSE TERMS ARE DEFINED IN SECTION
38 18-3-401.
39 (b) "STUDENT" MEANS ANY PERSON ENROLLED AT THE SCHOOL
40 WHERE THE EMPLOYEE IS EMPLOYED, BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE ANOTHER
41 STUDENT.
42 SECTION 3. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-60.50-107,
43 amend (4) and (8) as follows:
44 22-60.5-107. Grounds for denying, annulling, suspending, or
45 revoking license, certificate, endorsement, or authorization -
46 definitions. (4) (a) The department of education may deny, annul,
47 suspend, or revoke any license, certificate, endorsement, or authorization
48 if the state board finds and determines that the applicant or holder thereof
49 is professionally incompetent or guilty of unethical behavior.
50 (b) THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL PROMULGATE
51 APPROPRIATE RULES DEFINING THE STANDARDS OF UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR
52 AND PROFESSIONAL INCOMPETENCY. UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR MUST INCLUDE
53 CONDUCT INVOLVING A SEXUAL ACT BETWEEN AN APPLICANT OR HOLDER
54 AND A STUDENT, INCLUDING A STUDENT WHO IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE
55 OR OLDER, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE STUDENT CONSENTED TO THE
1 SEXUAL ACT.
2 (c) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBSECTION (4), UNLESS THE CONTEXT
3 OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
4 (I) "SEXUAL ACT" MEANS SEXUAL CONTACT, SEXUAL INTRUSION,
5 OR SEXUAL PENETRATION AS THOSE TERMS ARE DEFINED IN SECTION
6 18-3-401.
7 (II) "STUDENT" MEANS ANY PERSON ENROLLED AT THE SCHOOL
8 WHERE THE EMPLOYEE IS EMPLOYED, BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE ANOTHER
9 STUDENT.
10 (8) When an applicant's or holder's license is denied, annulled,
11 suspended, or revoked pursuant to the provisions of subsection (2.5), or
12 (2.6), OR (4) of this section, the department of education shall post the
13 name of the person and basis for the denial, annulment, suspension, or
14 revocation on its website.
15 SECTION 4. Act subject to petition - effective date -
16 applicability. (1) This act takes effect September 15, 2021; except that,
17 if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to section 1 (3) of article V of
18 the state constitution against this act or an item, section, or part of this act
19 within the ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general
20 assembly, then the act, item, section, or part will not take effect unless
21 approved by the people at the general election to be held in November
22 2022 and, in such case, will take effect on the date of the official
23 declaration of the vote thereon by the governor.
24 (2) This act applies to offenses committed on or after the
25 applicable effective date of this act.".
26
27

House Journal, May 3
21 Amendment No. 1, Judiciary Report, dated April 28, 2021, and placed in
22 member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 29, 2021.
23
24 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
25 Reading and Final Passage.
26

Senate Journal, May 20
SB21-017 by Senator(s) Hisey and Zenzinger; also Representative(s) Larson and Bradfield--
Concerning sexual contact between a student and an educator in violation of the public trust.


FIRST REPORT OF FIRST CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
ON SB21-017

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

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

Your first conference committee appointed on SB21-017, concerning
sexual contact between a student and an educator in violation of the public trust,
has met and reports that it has agreed upon the following:

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

Amend rerevised bill, page 2, line 9, after "district" insert "OR CHARTER
SCHOOL".

Page 4, line 6, strike "EMPLOYED," and substitute "EMPLOYED AT THE TIME OF
THE ALLEGATION,".

Page 4, line 16, after "district" insert "OR CHARTER SCHOOL".

Page 6, line 24, strike "EMPLOYED," and substitute "EMPLOYED AT THE TIME OF
THE ALLEGATION,".

Page 7, line 20, strike "EMPLOYED," and substitute "EMPLOYED AT THE TIME OF
THE UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR,".

Page 7, strike line 27 and substitute:

"SECTION 4. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 18-8-410 as follows:
18-8-410. Abuse of public trust by an educator - definitions.
(1) ANY EDUCATOR WHO KNOWINGLY SUBJECTS A STUDENT TO ANY SEXUAL
INTRUSION OR SEXUAL PENETRATION COMMITS ABUSE OF PUBLIC TRUST BY AN
EDUCATOR IF THE STUDENT IS AT LEAST EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE
EDUCATOR IS MORE THAN FOUR YEARS OLDER THAN THE STUDENT AND IS NOT
THE STUDENT'S SPOUSE.
(2) ABUSE OF PUBLIC TRUST BY AN EDUCATOR IS A CLASS 1
MISDEMEANOR SUBJECT TO THE MODIFIED SENTENCING RANGE SPECIFIED IN
SECTION 18-1.3-501 (3).
(3) CONSENT BY THE STUDENT TO THE SEXUAL INTRUSION OR SEXUAL
PENETRATION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A DEFENSE TO THE OFFENSE.
(4) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHERWISE
REQUIRES:
(a) "CONSENT" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SECTION
18-3-401 (1.5).
(b) (I) "EDUCATOR" MEANS A PERSON EMPLOYED AT THE SAME SCHOOL
THE STUDENT ATTENDS AT THE TIME OF THE SEXUAL CONTACT AND WHO:
(A) INSTRUCTS STUDENTS AT THAT SCHOOL;
(B) ADMINISTERS, DIRECTS, OR SUPERVISES THE EDUCATIONAL
INSTRUCTION PROGRAM OR A PORTION THEREOF;
(C) PROVIDES HEALTH OR EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES DIRECTLY
TO STUDENTS OF THE SCHOOL; OR
(D) COACHES STUDENTS OF THE SCHOOL.
(II) "EDUCATOR" DOES NOT INCLUDE ANOTHER STUDENT AT THE
SCHOOL WHERE THE EDUCATOR IS EMPLOYED.
(c) "SCHOOL" MEANS ANY INSTITUTION THAT INSTRUCTS PERSONS IN
ANY OF GRADES PRESCHOOL THROUGH TWELVE BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY
POSTSECONDARY SCHOOL.
(d) "SEXUAL INTRUSION" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 18-3-401 (5).
(e) "SEXUAL PENETRATION" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 18-3-401 (6).
(f) "STUDENT" MEANS ANY PERSON ENROLLED IN A SCHOOL WHERE THE
EDUCATOR IS EMPLOYED AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT, BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE
ANOTHER STUDENT.
(5) SCHOOLS SHALL ADVISE ALL EDUCATORS OF THE PROHIBITIONS IN
THIS SECTION.
SECTION 5. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 18-8-410 as follows:
18-8-410. Abuse of public trust by an educator - definitions.
(1) ANY EDUCATOR WHO KNOWINGLY SUBJECTS A STUDENT TO ANY SEXUAL
INTRUSION OR SEXUAL PENETRATION COMMITS ABUSE OF PUBLIC TRUST BY AN
EDUCATOR IF THE STUDENT IS AT LEAST EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE
EDUCATOR IS MORE THAN FOUR YEARS OLDER THAN THE STUDENT AND IS NOT
THE STUDENT'S SPOUSE.
(2) ABUSE OF PUBLIC TRUST BY AN EDUCATOR IS A CLASS 1
MISDEMEANOR.
(3) CONSENT BY THE STUDENT TO THE SEXUAL INTRUSION OR SEXUAL
PENETRATION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A DEFENSE TO THE OFFENSE.
(4) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHERWISE
REQUIRES:
(a) "CONSENT" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SECTION
18-3-401 (1.5).
(b) (I) "EDUCATOR" MEANS A PERSON EMPLOYED AT THE SAME SCHOOL
THE STUDENT ATTENDS AT THE TIME OF THE SEXUAL CONTACT AND WHO:
(A) INSTRUCTS STUDENTS AT THAT SCHOOL;
(B) ADMINISTERS, DIRECTS, OR SUPERVISES THE EDUCATIONAL
INSTRUCTION PROGRAM OR A PORTION THEREOF;
(C) PROVIDES HEALTH OR EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES DIRECTLY
TO STUDENTS OF THE SCHOOL; OR
(D) COACHES STUDENTS OF THE SCHOOL.
(II) "EDUCATOR" DOES NOT INCLUDE ANOTHER STUDENT AT THE
SCHOOL WHERE THE EDUCATOR IS EMPLOYED.
(c) "SCHOOL" MEANS ANY INSTITUTION THAT INSTRUCTS PERSONS IN
ANY OF GRADES PRESCHOOL THROUGH TWELVE BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY
POSTSECONDARY SCHOOL.
(d) "SEXUAL INTRUSION" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 18-3-401 (5).
(e) "SEXUAL PENETRATION" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 18-3-401 (6).
(f) "STUDENT" MEANS ANY PERSON ENROLLED IN A SCHOOL WHERE THE
EDUCATOR IS EMPLOYED AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT, BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE
ANOTHER STUDENT.
(5) SCHOOLS SHALL ADVISE ALL EDUCATORS OF THE PROHIBITIONS IN
THIS SECTION.
SECTION 6. 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.
SECTION 7. Act subject to petition - effective date - applicability.
(1) This act takes effect upon passage; except that sections 4 and 6 of this act
only takes effect if Senate Bill 21-271 does not become law and section 5 of
this act only takes effect if Senate Bill 21-271 becomes law, and either sections
4 and 6 or section 5 take effect upon the effective date of this act; except that,
if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to section 1 (3) of article V of the state
constitution against this act or an item, section, or part of this act within the
ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly, then the act,
item, section, or part will not take effect unless approved by the people at the
general election to be held in November 2022 and, in such case, will take effect
on the date of the official declaration of the vote thereon by the governor.
(2) This act applies to offenses committed on or after the applicable
effective date of this act.".

Page 8, strike lines 1 through 10.

Senate Committee: House Committee:
(signed) (signed)
Sen. Zenzinger, Chair Rep. Weissman, Chair
Sen. Winter Rep. Larson
Sen. Hisey Rep. Woodrow



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:



The act establishes a "discharged LGBT veteran" status for the purposes of Colorado law. A person is a discharged LGBT veteran if the person was discharged from the armed services due to:

  • The person's sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression;
  • Statements, consensual sexual conduct, or consensual acts relating to sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression unless the statements, conduct, or acts are prohibited by the uniform code of military justice on grounds other than the person's sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; or
  • The disclosure of statements, conduct, or acts relating to sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression that were prohibited by the armed services at the time of discharge.


A person who received a dishonorable discharge, bad conduct discharge, or, if the person was an officer, a dismissal from the armed services is not eligible to be 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 act amends various existing state programs and benefits to make a discharged LGBT veteran eligible for those programs and benefits.

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

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
4/19/2021 Governor Signed
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:



The actual funded pupil count and the actual at-risk pupil count for the 2020-21 budget year were 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 act 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 act 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 district's percentage decrease in funded pupil count from that estimated during the 2020 legislative session. In addition, the act 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 experiences a reduction in total program funding from that estimated during the 2020 legislative session and is in an accounting district that receives additional funding, the institute charter school receives a per-pupil amount of additional funding.

Additionally, the act includes an appropriation for rural school funding pursuant to section 22-54-142.

For the 2020-21 state fiscal year, the act appropriates to the department of education:

  • $14,710,777 and $4,578,464 from the general fund for additional state funding for school districts and district charter schools;
  • $569,849 from the general fund for additional state funding for institute charter school; and
  • $25,000,000 from the rural schools cash fund for rural school funding.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Approval Of Alternative Principal Programs
Sponsors: T. Story (D) | D. Coram (R) / S. Woodrow (D) | C. Larson (R)
Summary:



The act 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 of these entities 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.

For the 2021-22 fiscal year, the act appropriates $16,692 from the educator licensure cash fund to the department of education for the office of professional services.

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

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
4/15/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/11/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/11/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/12/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/17/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/17/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/17/2021 Sent to the Governor
5/24/2021 Governor Signed
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: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Strengthening Civics Education
Sponsors: D. Coram (R) | C. Hansen (D) / B. McLachlan (D) | T. Carver (R)
Summary:



The act specifies information and issues that public schools must teach in providing courses on civil government. The act directs the state board of education to review the state civics standards and update them as necessary to include the identified information and issues. The act encourages each school district and public school to partner with local service organizations to solicit donations to improve the quality of the civics education program. Donations may be used to pay the cost to develop a high-quality curriculum, invite speakers to interact with students, and provide students with opportunities for civics learning and engagement outside of the classroom.

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

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
4/13/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/15/2021 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/16/2021 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/19/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/21/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
4/29/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/29/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/29/2021 Sent to the Governor
5/6/2021 Governor Signed
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

House Journal, April 14
36 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated April 9, 2021, and placed in
37 member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 9, 2021.
38
39 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Carver.
40
41 Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, line 8, strike "democratic government"
42 and substitute "Constitutional Republic form of government".
43
44 Page 2, line 11, strike "democracy," and substitute "the republic,".
45
46 Page 3, line 7, strike "and democracy".
47
48 Page 3, line 24, strike "American democracy" and substitute "the
49 American republic".
50
51 Page 3, line 26, strike "democratic processes" and substitute "the
52 constitutional republican process".
53
54
1 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Carver.
2
3 Amend reengrossed bill, page 7, strike lines 9 through 11 and substitute:
4
5 "SECTION 4. Act subject to petition - effective date. This act
6 takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the
7 ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly; except
8 that, if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to section 1 (3) of article V
9 of the state constitution against this act or an item, section, or part of this
10 act within such period, then the act, item, section, or part will not take
11 effect unless approved by the people at the general election to be held in
12 November 2022 and, in such case, will take effect on the date of the
13 official declaration of the vote thereon by the governor.".
14
15 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
16 Reading and Final Passage.
17


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 act amends the high school innovative learning pilot program (ILOP) that authorizes 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 act 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 act 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 act 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 for the 2021-22 budget year, as calculated during the 2021 legislative session, 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 for the 2021-22 budget year, as calculated during the 2021 legislative session, 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 within 18 months after graduating or the state funding is forfeited.

The act requires the department of higher education to report annually to the department, the governor's office of state planning and budgeting, the joint budget committee, and the education committees of the general assembly concerning certain information specified in the act relating to the pilot program. The act creates the fourth-year innovation pilot program fund for the pilot program. The pilot program repeals, effective December 31, 2027.

For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, the act appropriates:

  • $220,115 and 0.3 FTE to the department of education for the high school innovative learning pilot program; and
  • $44,222 and 0.6 FTE to the department of higher education to implement the for the fourth-year innovation pilot program .
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 2/18/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/11/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/30/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/30/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/3/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/4/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
5/12/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/25/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/26/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/27/2021 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/28/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/11/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/11/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/11/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
7/7/2021 Signed by Governor
7/7/2021 Governor Signed
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.".


Senate Journal, April 30
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-106 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 7, after line 11 insert:

"(2) "DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION" MEANS THE DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION CREATED IN SECTION 24-1-115.".

Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.

Page 7, lines 26 and 27, strike "A PRIVATE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION,
AS DEFINED IN SECTION 23-18-102 (9);".

Page 9, strike line 12 and substitute "THE 2021-22 BUDGET YEAR; OR".

Page 9, strike line 20 and substitute "2021-22 BUDGET YEAR; OR".

Page 9, strike lines 23 and 24 and substitute "OF THIS SECTION, "THE AVERAGE
STATE SHARE OF THE STATE AVERAGE PER-PUPIL REVENUES FOR THE 2021-22
BUDGET YEAR" IS THE AMOUNT CALCULATED DURING THE 2021 REGULAR
LEGISLATIVE SESSION.".

Page 10, line 10, strike "STATE BOARD" and substitute "COMMISSION".

Page 10, strike lines 22 through 27 and substitute:

"(3) (a) NO LATER THAN JULY 1, 2022, AND NO LATER THAN JULY 1
EACH YEAR THEREAFTER, THE LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER OF A LOW-INCOME
STUDENT WHO HAS GRADUATED EARLY DURING THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING
BUDGET YEAR SHALL NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION OF THE STUDENT'S EARLY GRADUATION, THE NAME OF THE HIGH
SCHOOL, AND THE GRADUATION DATE. THE LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER SHALL
NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IF THERE IS A
CORRECTION TO THE INFORMATION PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION
(3)(a).".

Page 11, strike lines 1 through 7.

Page 11, lines 12 and 13, strike "EQUAL TO" and substitute "SUFFICIENT FOR
PAYMENT OF".

Page 11, line 15, after "DEPARTMENT" insert "OF EDUCATION".

Page 11, line 16, strike "EQUAL TO" and substitute "SUFFICIENT FOR PAYMENT
OF".

Page 11, line 18, strike "THE APPLICABLE BUDGET YEAR" and substitute "THE
2021-22 BUDGET YEAR, AS CALCULATED DURING THE 2021 REGULAR
LEGISLATIVE SESSION,".

Page 12, line 23, strike "RULES" and substitute "POLICIES".

Page 13, line 14, strike "JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE AND TO" and substitute
"DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING
AND BUDGETING, THE JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE, AND".

Page 13, line 16, strike "MINIMUM:" and substitute "MINIMUM, THE FOLLOWING
DATA AND INFORMATION, AS APPLICABLE:".

Page 14, line 2, after "THE" insert "NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE
REQUESTED STATE FUNDING FOR THE CURRENT BUDGET YEAR PRIOR TO THE
DATE OF THE REPORT, THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF STATE FUNDING REQUESTED, THE
ESTIMATED TOTAL EXPENDITURES FROM THE FUND IN THE CURRENT BUDGET
YEAR, AND THE".

Page 14, line 3, strike "APPLICABLE" and substitute "CURRENT" and strike
"AND".

Page 14, line 7, strike "ANY." and substitute "ANY; AND".

Page 14, after line 7 insert:

"(h) OUTCOMES AND DATA DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (3) OF THIS
SECTION FOR ELIGIBLE GRADUATES WHO RECEIVED STATE FUNDING.".

Page 15, before line 7 insert:

"SECTION 6. Appropriation. (1) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year,
$220,115 is appropriated to the department of education. This appropriation is
from the general fund and is based on the assumption that the department will
require an additional 0.3 FTE. To implement this act, the department may use
this appropriation for the high school innovative learning pilot program.
(2) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $44,222 is appropriated to the
department of higher education. This appropriation is from the general fund,
and is based on an assumption that the department will require an additional 0.6
FTE. To implement this act, the department may use this appropriation for the
fourth-year innovation pilot program.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

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


Appro-
priations



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 act 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 act 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 qualified 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 act 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 act 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 each student's race, ethnicity, and gender, and whether each 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 act expands this requirement to all middle school students and the students' families.

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

The act 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.

The act appropriates $20,000 from the general fund to the department of education to implement the act.

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

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
5/5/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/14/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/14/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/17/2021 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/18/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/19/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/8/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/8/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/8/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/30/2021 Signed by Governor
6/30/2021 Governor Signed
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.


House Journal, May 14
36 SB21-119 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
37 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
38 recommendation:
39
40 Amend reengrossed bill, page 14, after line 18 insert:
41
42 "SECTION 4. Appropriation. For the 2021-22 state fiscal year,
43 $20,000 is appropriated to the department of education. This
44 appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the
45 department may use this appropriation for the career development success
46 program.".
47
48 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
49
50 Page 1, line 103, strike "PROGRAM." and substitute "PROGRAM, AND, IN
51 CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
52
53

House Journal, May 17
22 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated May 14, 2021, and
23 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May
24 14, 2021.
25
26 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
27 Reading and Final Passage.
28


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 act creates the educator pay raise fund (fund), which consists of money that the general assembly may appropriate or transfer to the fund. The creation of the fund is conditioned on passage of a ballot measure by November 2027 that increases state tax revenue and requires the revenue to be deposited into the fund. The department of education (department) 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.

The act creates the educator pay raise fund task force (task force) to recommend a process by which the department will disburse money from the fund to school districts and charter schools. The act specifies considerations that the process must address, including requiring that a school district or charter school must at least maintain the level of funding it provides for educator salaries and wages from revenue other than money received from the fund. The president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives must appoint the task force members who represent specific constituencies listed in the act. The task force must submit its recommendations to the education committees of the general assembly by January 15, 2022.

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

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
6/3/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
6/4/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
6/7/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/8/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/18/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/18/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/18/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
7/7/2021 Signed by Governor
7/7/2021 Governor Signed
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


House Journal, June 4
29 SB21-172 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
30 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
31 recommendation:
32
33 Amend reengrossed bill, page 3, line 15, after the period add "IT IS
34 FURTHER THE INTENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT A SCHOOL
35 DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL THAT RECEIVES MONEY FROM THE FUND
36 MUST USE THE MONEY RECEIVED TO SUPPLEMENT, NOT SUPPLANT, THE
37 AMOUNT THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL WOULD
38 OTHERWISE BUDGET FOR EDUCATOR SALARIES AND WAGES.".
39
40 Page 5, after line 4 insert:
41
42
1 "22-55.5-104. Educator pay raise fund task force - created -
2 recommendations - report - repeal. (1) THERE IS CREATED THE
3 EDUCATOR PAY RAISE FUND TASK FORCE, REFERRED TO IN THIS SECTION AS
4 THE "TASK FORCE", TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROCESS BY
5 WHICH THE DEPARTMENT WILL DISBURSE MONEY FROM THE EDUCATOR
6 PAY RAISE FUND CREATED IN SECTION 22-55.5-103 TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS
7 AND CHARTER SCHOOLS TO INCREASE SALARIES AND WAGES FOR
8 EDUCATORS. THE RECOMMENDED PROCESS MUST INCLUDE A
9 REQUIREMENT THAT, AS A CONDITION OF RECEIVING A DISTRIBUTION OF
10 MONEY FROM THE FUND, A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL MUST
11 AT LEAST MAINTAIN THE LEVEL OF FUNDING FOR EDUCATOR SALARIES AND
12 WAGES FROM OTHER REVENUE THAT WOULD HAVE EXISTED WITHOUT THE
13 DISTRIBUTIONS, SUCH THAT THE DISTRIBUTIONS SUPPLEMENT AND DO NOT
14 SUPPLANT FUNDING FOR SALARIES AND WAGES. THE RECOMMENDED
15 PROCESS MUST ALSO INCLUDE, AT A MINIMUM, CONSIDERATION OF:
16 (a) THE NUMBER OF EDUCATORS THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR
17 CHARTER SCHOOL EMPLOYS;
18 (b) THE SALARY AMOUNTS AND HOURLY WAGE AMOUNTS THAT A
19 SCHOOL DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL PAYS RELATIVE TO OTHER SCHOOL
20 DISTRICTS OR CHARTER SCHOOLS;
21 (c) A SCHOOL DISTRICT'S OR CHARTER SCHOOL'S ABILITY TO
22 RECRUIT AND RETAIN EDUCATORS; AND
23 (d) THE DEGREE OF FINANCIAL NEED THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR
24 CHARTER SCHOOL DEMONSTRATES.
25 (2) (a) THE TASK FORCE CONSISTS OF TWELVE PERSONS APPOINTED
26 AS FOLLOWS:
27 (I) FOUR PERSONS, EACH OF WHOM IS EITHER A TEACHER OR AN
28 EMPLOYEE, APPOINTED WITH THE ADVICE OF A STATEWIDE ASSOCIATION
29 THAT REPRESENTS EDUCATORS;
30 (II) TWO PERSONS WHO ARE PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS
31 EMPLOYED BY RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS OR SMALL RURAL SCHOOL
32 DISTRICTS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 22-7-1211 (4), APPOINTED WITH THE
33 ADVICE OF A STATEWIDE ASSOCIATION THAT REPRESENTS EDUCATORS;
34 (III) TWO PERSONS WHO ARE PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS
35 EMPLOYED BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT ARE NOT RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS
1211 36 OR SMALL RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 22-7-
37 (4), ONE OF WHOM IS EMPLOYED AS A SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT,
38 AND BOTH OF WHOM ARE APPOINTED WITH THE ADVICE OF A STATEWIDE
39 ASSOCIATION THAT REPRESENTS SCHOOL EXECUTIVES;
40 (IV) TWO PERSONS WHO SERVE AS DIRECTORS ON SCHOOL
41 DISTRICT BOARDS OF EDUCATION, APPOINTED WITH THE ADVICE OF A
42 STATEWIDE ASSOCIATION THAT REPRESENTS SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARDS OF
43 EDUCATION; AND
44 (V) TWO PERSONS WHO ARE EMPLOYED BY CHARTER SCHOOLS,
45 ONE OF WHOM IS A TEACHER AND ONE OF WHOM IS AN ADMINISTRATOR,
46 BOTH OF WHOM ARE APPOINTED WITH THE ADVICE OF A STATEWIDE
47 ADVOCACY GROUP FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS.
48 (b) BY AUGUST 1, 2021, THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE
49 SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SHALL EACH APPOINT TWO
50 OF THE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (2)(a)(I) OF THIS SECTION AND
51 ONE OF THE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN EACH OF SUBSECTIONS (2)(a)(II) TO
52 (2)(a)(V) OF THIS SECTION TO THE TASK FORCE. IN APPOINTING PERSONS
53 TO SERVE ON THE TASK FORCE, THE PRESIDENT AND THE SPEAKER SHALL
54 ENSURE, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, THAT THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE
55 TASK FORCE REFLECTS THE GENDER, ETHNIC, AND RACIAL DEMOGRAPHICS
56 OF THE STATE AND INCLUDES PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND PERSONS
1 FROM ALL AREAS OF THE STATE. THE PERSONS APPOINTED TO THE TASK
2 FORCE SERVE WITHOUT COMPENSATION AND WITHOUT REIMBURSEMENT
3 FOR EXPENSES.
4 (c) THE TASK FORCE SHALL HOLD ITS FIRST MEETING NO LATER
5 THAN AUGUST 15, 2021, AT THE CALL OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF
6 REPRESENTATIVES. AT THE FIRST MEETING, THE TASK FORCE SHALL
7 SELECT FROM AMONG ITS MEMBERS A PERSON TO SERVE AS CHAIR OF THE
8 TASK FORCE. THE TASK FORCE SHALL MEET AT THE CALL OF THE CHAIR AS
9 OFTEN AS NECESSARY TO COMPLETE ITS DUTIES. THE MEMBERS OF THE
10 TASK FORCE MAY PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY.
11 (d) THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION SHALL APPOINT A PERSON
12 FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO SERVE AS A CONSULTANT TO THE TASK FORCE
13 IN DEVELOPING THE RECOMMENDATIONS.
14 (3) ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 15, 2022, THE TASK FORCE SHALL
15 SUBMIT TO THE EDUCATION COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE
16 OF REPRESENTATIVES, OR ANY SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES, A REPORT OF THE
17 TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS.
18 (4) THIS SECTION IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2022.".
19
20

House Journal, June 4
42 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated June 3, 2021, and placed in
43 member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, June 4, 2021.
44
45 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Kipp.
46
47 Amend reengrossed bill, page 5, before line 5 insert:
48
49 "SECTION 2. Effective date. This act takes effect upon passage;
50 except that section 22-55.5-103, Colorado Revised Statutes, created in
51 section 1 of this act, takes effect only if, at a statewide election held no
52 later than November 2027, a majority of voters approve a measure that
53 increases state tax revenue and requires the increased tax revenue to be
54 deposited into the educator pay raise fund created in section 22-55.5-103,
55 Colorado Revised Statutes, in which case section 22-55.5-103 takes effect
56 simultaneously with the measure.".
1 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
2
3 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
4 Reading and Final Passage.
5

House Journal, June 4
32 Amend reengrossed bill, page 5, before line 5 insert:
33
34 "SECTION 2. Effective date. This act takes effect upon passage;
35 except that section 22-55.5-103, Colorado Revised Statutes, created in
36 section 1 of this act, takes effect only if, at a statewide election held no
37 later than November 2027, a majority of voters approve a measure that
38 increases state tax revenue and requires the increased tax revenue to be
39 deposited into the educator pay raise fund created in section 22-55.5-103,
40 Colorado Revised Statutes, in which case section 22-55.5-103 takes effect
41 simultaneously with the measure.".
42
43 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
44
45 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
46
47 YES 22 NO 39 EXCUSED 4 ABSENT
48 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
49 Bacon N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
50 Baisley Y Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
51 Benavidez N Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
52 Bernett N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
53 Bird N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
54 Bockenfeld Y Herod E Mullica N Valdez A. N
55 Boesenecker N Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
1 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz N Van Beber E
2 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
3 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
4 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
5 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
6 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
7 Duran N Lontine E Roberts N Woog Y
8 Esgar N Luck E Sandridge Y Young N
9 Speaker N


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 act 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.

The act requires the department of education (department) to direct resources to publicize existing teacher preparation programs to facilitate entry into the teaching profession. The act 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 act requires the department of higher education, in collaboration with the department of education, the state board for community colleges and occupational education, 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 act outlines the components of the teaching career pathway program.

The act creates the teacher recruitment education and preparation program (TREP program) in the department. 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 act outlines the selection criteria and requirements for the TREP program.

The act 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 shall promulgate rules to implement the ERR program. The act outlines the eligibility criteria and program services.

The act adds criteria for the commission on higher education to select eligible applicants for the educator loan forgiveness program.

The act requires the university of Colorado health and sciences center to establish and operate an educator well-being and mental health program to provide support services for educators serving students in Colorado's public elementary and secondary schools.

For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $9,132,856 is appropriated from the general fund to the department of education to implement the act. For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $942,542 is appropriated from the general fund to the department of higher education to implement the act. For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $2,500,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the educator loan forgiveness fund. The department of higher education is responsible for the accounting related to the appropriation for the educator loan forgiveness fund.

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

Status: 3/18/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/31/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/30/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/30/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/3/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/5/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
5/20/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/25/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/26/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/27/2021 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/28/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/1/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/10/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/10/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/10/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/16/2021 Governor Signed
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.


Senate Journal, April 30
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-185 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar.
Amend the Education Committee Report, dated March 31, 2021, page 2, line
20, strike "22-35-108."." and substitute "22-35-108. FOR THE 2022-23 BUDGET
YEAR, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE FUNDING FOR NO MORE
THAN TWO HUNDRED TREP PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS.".".

Page 4 of the Committee Report, strike line 5 and substitute:

""SECTION 20. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-94-101, amend the
introductory portion and (3) as follows:
22-94-101. Definitions. As used in this article ARTICLE 94, unless the
context otherwise requires:
(3) "Highly qualified" has the same meaning as provided in 20 U.S.C.
sec. 7801 (23) "LICENSED TEACHER" MEANS A TEACHER LICENSED PURSUANT
TO ARTICLE 60.5 OF THIS TITLE 22.
SECTION 21. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-94-102, amend (1),
(2) introductory portion, (2)(a), (2)(b), (2)(c), and (3) as follows:
22-94-102. Contract to create quality teacher recruitment program.
(1) The department shall contract with a vendor, in partnership with a district,
to create a quality teacher recruitment program to recruit, select, train, and
retain highly qualified LICENSED teachers to teach in public schools and in
school districts in the state that can demonstrate a historic difficulty in
recruiting and retaining highly qualified LICENSED teachers. In contracting with
a vendor in partnership with a district, the department shall ensure that the
vendor will place highly qualified LICENSED teachers in the district by the
beginning of the 2014-15 school year.
(2) In awarding a contract pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, the
department shall take into consideration the number of districts in which the
vendor will place highly qualified LICENSED teachers, the number of highly
qualified LICENSED teachers that the vendor will place, and the potential number
of children who will be taught by the highly qualified LICENSED teachers. The
department shall ensure that it awards the contract to one or more vendors that
satisfy the following criteria:
(a) The vendor commits to working with one or more school districts
in the state for at least two years to recruit and place highly qualified LICENSED
teachers;
(b) The vendor has a documented history of recruiting, training, and
retaining highly qualified LICENSED teachers in areas of Colorado or other states
that have had historic difficulty in recruiting and retaining highly qualified
teachers; LICENSED TEACHERS, INCLUDING AREAS WITH EDUCATOR SHORTAGES
CAUSED BY GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS OR CONTENT AREAS;
(c) The vendor commits to placing only teachers who are deemed
highly qualified LICENSED;
(3) The vendor with which the department contracts to operate a
program pursuant to this article ARTICLE 94 shall use any moneys MONEY paid
to the vendor in connection with the contract to recruit, train, and place highly
qualified LICENSED teachers to teach in public schools or school districts in
Colorado that have had historic difficulty in recruiting and retaining highly
qualified LICENSED teachers. The vendor shall provide the necessary
administrative services to operate the program and shall not use any state
moneys MONEY for these purposes.
SECTION 22. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-3.9-102, add".

Amend printed bill, page 17, strike lines 14 through 22 and substitute:

"(a) THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS REACHED THROUGH PROGRAM
COMMUNICATIONS;
(b) THE TOTAL NUMBER OF APPLICANTS;
(c) THE TOTAL NUMBER OF QUALIFIED PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS;
(d) THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DISTRIBUTED;
(e) THE NUMBER OF EDUCATOR LICENSURE CERTIFICATES AWARDED
THROUGH THE PROGRAM CREATED IN SECTION 22-60.3-202;
(f) THE COMPLETION RATE FOR PARTICIPATING EDUCATOR
PREPARATION PROGRAMS;
(g) A SUMMARY OF DATA COLLECTED FROM THE QUALIFIED PROGRAM
PARTICIPANTS AND EMPLOYING LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDERS CONCERNING THE
EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROGRAM; AND
(h) RECOMMENDATIONS, IF ANY, FOR LEGISLATIVE OR REGULATORY
CHANGES TO FACILITATE THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM.".

Page 26 of the bill, after line 16 insert:

"SECTION 23. Appropriation. (1) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year,
$9,132,856 is appropriated to the department of education. This appropriation
is from the general fund To implement this act, the department may use this
appropriation as follows:
(a) $1,087,310 for educator effectiveness unit administration, which
amount is based on an assumption that the department will require an additional
3.8 FTE;
(b) $45,546 for the teacher recruitment and preparation program, which
amount is based on an assumption that the department will require an additional
0.5 FTE;
(c) $5,000,000 for financial assistance provided through the educator
recruitment and retention program; and
(d) $3,000,000 for the quality teacher recruitment program.
(2) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $64,023 is appropriated to the
department of higher education. This appropriation is from the general fund and
is based on an assumption that the department will require an additional 1.0
FTE. To implement this act, the department may use this appropriation for
administration related to the Colorado commission on higher education and
higher education special purpose programs.
(3) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $2,500,000 is appropriated to the
educator loan forgiveness fund created in section 23-3.9-102 (1)(b), C.R.S. This
appropriation is from the general fund. The department of higher education is
responsible for the accounting related to this appropriation.
(4) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $398,963 is appropriated to the
department of higher education. This appropriation is from the general fund and
is based on the assumption that the department will require an additional 0.5
FTE. To implement this act, the department may use this appropriation for
educator loan forgiveness program administration. This amount remains
available until the close of the 2025-26 state fiscal year.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

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


Appro-
priations


House Journal, May 21
8 SB21-185 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
9 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
10 recommendation:
11
12 Amend reengrossed bill, page 30, after line 25 insert:
13 "SECTION 24. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 23-20-141 as
14 follows:
15 23-20-141. Educator well-being and mental health program -
16 reporting - repeal. (1) THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HEALTH
17 SCIENCES CENTER SHALL ESTABLISH AND OPERATE AN EDUCATOR
18 WELL-BEING AND MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM TO PROVIDE SUPPORT
19 SERVICES FOR EDUCATORS SERVING STUDENTS IN COLORADO'S PUBLIC
20 ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS.
21 (2) THE SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE EDUCATOR
22 WELL-BEING AND MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM MUST INCLUDE, BUT ARE
23 NOT LIMITED TO:
24 (a) A HOTLINE SERVICE FOR EDUCATORS, PROVIDING DAILY
25 TELEPHONE AND TEXT ACCESS;
26 (b) STAFFED SUPPORT GROUPS; AND
27 (c) TRAINING AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR EDUCATORS THAT
28 FOCUS ON COPING WITH STRESS AND BUILDING RESILIENCE DURING THE
29 COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND RECOVERY FROM THE PANDEMIC.
30 (3) THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL ENTER INTO
31 A LIMITED PURPOSE FEE-FOR-SERVICE CONTRACT WITH THE UNIVERSITY
32 OF COLORADO HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER PURSUANT TO SECTION
33 23-18-308 TO PROVIDE STATE FUNDING FOR THE EDUCATOR WELL-BEING
34 AND MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM TO SUPPLEMENT OTHER SOURCES OF
35 FUNDING.
36 (4) ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 1, 2022, AND ON OR BEFORE
37 NOVEMBER 1 EACH YEAR THEREAFTER, THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
38 HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT
39 OF HIGHER EDUCATION CONCERNING THE USE OF STATE FUNDING FOR THE
40 EDUCATOR WELL-BEING AND MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM, INCLUDING
41 INFORMATION ABOUT THE NUMBER OF EDUCATORS SERVED, THE SERVICES
42 PROVIDED, FUNDING RECEIVED FROM OTHER SOURCES, AND OTHER
43 RELEVANT DATA AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE
44 PROGRAM AND PROGRAM OUTCOMES.
45 (5) THIS SECTION IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2026.
46 SECTION 25. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-18-308, add
47 (1)(h) as follows:
48 23-18-308. Fee-for-service contracts - limited purpose - repeal.
49 (1) Subject to available appropriations, the department shall enter into
50 fee-for-service contracts for the following purposes:
51 (h) (I) THE EDUCATOR WELL-BEING AND MENTAL HEALTH
52 PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-20-141.
53 (II) THIS SUBSECTION (1)(h) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1,
54 2026.
55 SECTION 26. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-3.3-103, add (9)
56 as follows:
1 23-3.3-103. Annual appropriations - repeal. (9) (a) THE
2 PROVISIONS OF SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION CONCERNING
3 APPROPRIATIONS FOR STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE UNDER THIS
4 ARTICLE 3.3 DO NOT APPLY TO APPROPRIATIONS MADE PURSUANT TO
5 SECTIONS 23-18-308 (1)(h) AND 23-20-141 FOR THE EDUCATOR
6 WELL-BEING AND MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM.
7 (b) THIS SUBSECTION (9) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2026.".
8
9 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
10
11

House Journal, May 25
32 SB21-185 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
33 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
34 recommendation:
35
36 Amend the Education Committee Report, dated May 20, 2021, page 2,
37 after line 27 insert:
38
39 "Page 32 of the bill, after line 1 insert:
40 "(5) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $239,778 is appropriated to
41 the department of higher education. This appropriation is from the general
42 fund. To implement this act, the department may use this appropriation
43 for the college opportunity fund program to be used for limited purpose
44 fee-for-service contracts with state institutions.
45 (6) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $239,778 is appropriated to
46 the department of higher education. This appropriation is from
47 reappropriated funds received from the limited purpose fee-for-service
48 contracts with state institutions under subsection (5) of this section. To
49 implement this act, the department may use this appropriation for the
50 regents of the university of Colorado.".".
51
52

House Journal, May 26
48 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated May 25, 2021, and
49 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
50 May 25, 2021.
51
52 Amendment No. 2, Education Report, dated May 20, 2021, and placed in
53 member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May 21, 2021.
54
55
1 Amendment No. 3, by Representative McCluskie.
2
3 Amend reengrossed bill, page 30, before line 26 insert:
4
5 "SECTION 24. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-78-303, amend
6 (6); and add (4.5) as follows:
7 23-78-303. Definitions. As used in this part 3, unless the context
8 otherwise requires:
9 (4.5) "REMOTE SCHOOL DISTRICT" MEANS A SCHOOL DISTRICT IN
10 COLORADO, IRRESPECTIVE OF PUPIL ENROLLMENT, THAT IS MORE THAN
11 FIFTY MILES FROM THE NEAREST LARGE, URBANIZED AREA.
12 (6) "Rural local education provider" means a REMOTE SCHOOL
13 DISTRICT, A rural school district, a rural charter school, or a board of
14 cooperative services that operates a public school that is located within
15 a rural school district.".
16
17 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
18 Reading and Final Passage.
19


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:



For the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, 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. The grand total for the operating budget is set at $34,663,861,108 of which $9,390,465,968 is from the general funds portion of the appropriation; $2,541,061,637 is from the general fund exempt portion; $9,556,366,495 is from the cash funds portion; $2,190,040,788 is from the reappropriated funds portion; and $10,985,926,220 is from the federal funds portion.

The grand total for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, for capital construction projects is $301,716,984 of which $217,395,025 is from the capital construction fund portion of the appropriation; $79,429,276 is from the cash funds portion; $1,800,000 is from the reappropriated funds portion; and $3,092,683 is from the federal funds portion.

The grand total for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, for information technology projects is $65,935,383 of which $28,711,790 is from the capital construction fund portion of the appropriation; $29,977,393 is from the cash funds portion; and $7,246,200 is from the federal funds portion.

The 2018 capital construction appropriations is amended to balance and make adjustments to the total amount appropriated to the departments of higher education and human services.

The 2019 general appropriation is amended to balance and make adjustments to the total amount appropriated to the departments of education, health care policy and financing, and higher education.

The 2020 general appropriation is amended to balance and make adjustments to the total amount appropriated to the departments of education, health care policy and financing, higher education, human services, local affairs, military and veterans affairs, public safety and treasury. The 2020 capital construction appropriations are amended to balance and make adjustments to the total amount appropriation to the department of personnel.

An appropriation made in the 2019 general appropriation act is amended to correct the name of the cash fund from which money is appropriated for the children's basic health plan medical and dental costs.

Appropriations made in House Bill 20-1385, concerning the increased money received due to the federal "Families First Coronavirus Response Act", is amended to reduce the amount appropriated to the department of higher education.

An additional appropriation is made to the legislative department for use by the joint budget committee.

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

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
4/13/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/14/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/15/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/16/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
4/29/2021 First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Reengrossed w/ Amendments
4/30/2021 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
4/30/2021 Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
5/7/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/7/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/7/2021 Sent to the Governor
5/17/2021 Governor Signed
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

House Journal, April 13
34 SB21-205 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
35 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
36 recommendation:
37
38 Amend reengrossed bill, page 63, line 5, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL
39 column strike "376,612,241" and substitute "366,612,241" and in the
40 CASH FUNDS column strike "126,582,286a" and substitute
41 "116,582,286a".
42
43 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
44
45 Page 71, line 5, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "3,000,000"
46 and substitute "1,000,000" and in the GENERAL FUND column strike
47 "2,000,000".
48
49 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
50
51 Page 115, line 11, strike "Individuals15a" and substitute "Individuals", in
52 the TOTAL column strike "9,988,606,597" and substitute
53 "9,987,615,205", in the GENERAL FUND column strike
54 "1,595,860,738(M)" and substitute "1,595,590,299(M)", in the CASH
55 FUNDS column strike "1,137,951,487b" and substitute "1,137,856,496b",
1 and in the FEDERAL FUNDS column strike "6,300,471,576" and
2 substitute "6,299,845,614".
3
4 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
5
6 Page 116, line 1, strike "$842,225,403" and substitute "$842,130,412".
7
8 Page 131, strike lines 8 through 10.
9
10 Page 124, line 4, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "1,500,000"
11 and substitute "500,000" and in the CASH FUNDS column strike
12 "1,500,000e" and substitute "500,000e".
13
14 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
15
16 Page 136, line 5, strike "Administration21a" and substitute
17 "Administration", in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "3,594,627"
18 and substitute "3,434,627", and in the GENERAL FUND column strike
19 "160,000".
20
21 Page 136, line 6, in the GENERAL FUND column strike "(1.0 FTE)".
22
23 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
24
25 Page 163, strike lines 16 and 17.
26
27 Page 164, strike line 1.
28
29 Page 186, line 5, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "10,315,424"
30 and substitute "9,270,575" and in the GENERAL FUND column strike
31 "2,512,324" and substitute "1,467,475".
32
33 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
34
35 Page 197, line 3, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "6,891,913"
36 and substitute "1,891,913" and in the GENERAL FUND column strike
37 "5,000,000".
38
39 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
40
41 Page 225, strike lines 4 through 6.
42
43 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
44
45 Page 296, line 1, strike "Unit70a" and substitute "Unit", in the ITEM &
46 SUBTOTAL column strike "2,462,416" and substitute "2,247,416", and
47 in the GENERAL FUND column strike "215,000".
48
49 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
50
51 Page 299, strike lines 7 through 9.
52
53
1 Page 309, line 13, strike "32-721, C.R.S.74,75,75a" and substitute "32-721,
2 C.R.S.74,75", in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "41,528,793" and
3 substitute "36,528,793", and in the GENERAL FUND column strike
4 "14,200,000" and substitute "9,200,000".
5
6 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
7
8 Page 324, strike lines 3 through 5.
9
10 Page 424, line 14, strike "Centers96, 96a" and substitute "Centers96", in the
11 ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "7,012,336" and substitute
12 "5,012,336", and in the GENERAL FUND column strike "7,012,336" and
13 substitute "5,012,336".
14
15 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
16
17 Page 437, strike lines 14 and 15.
18
19 Page 426, line 3, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "1,556,046"
20 and substitute "1,056,046" and in the GENERAL FUND column strike
21 "1,556,046" and substitute "1,056,046".
22
23 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
24
25 Page 451, line 13, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "6,000,000"
26 and substitute "3,000,000" and in the GENERAL FUND column strike
27 "6,000,000" and substitute "3,000,000".
28
29 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
30
31 Page 476, line 2, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "2,701,061"
32 and substitute "2,051,061" and in the GENERAL FUND column strike
33 "1,742,231" and substitute "1,092,231".
34
35 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
36
37

House Journal, April 14
22 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 13, 2021, and
23 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April
24 13, 2021.
25
26 Amendment No. 2, by Representatives Van Winkle and Young.
27
28 Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated April 13, 2021, page
29 1, strike lines 1 through 5.
30
31 Page 1 of the committee report, line 6, strike "Page 71," and substitute
32 "Amend reengrossed bill, page 71,".
33
34 Amendment No. 3, by Representatives Larson and Mullica.
35
36 Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated April 13, 2021, page
37 1, strike lines 10 through 18.
38
39 Page 2, strike line 1.
40
41 Amendment No. 4, by Representatives Mullica and McKean.
42
43 Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated April 13, 2021, page
44 2, strike lines 2 through 5.
45
46 Amendment No. 5, by Representatives Jodeh, Bacon, and Exum.
47
48 Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated April 13, 2021, page
49 2, strike lines 6 through 13.
50
51 Amendment No. 6, by Representatives Exum, Bacon, Benavidez, Duran,
52 Gonzalez-Gutierrez, Jodeh, Tipper, A. Valdez, and D. Valdez.
53
54 Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated April 13, 2021, page
55 2, strike lines 14 through 17.
56
1 Amendment No. 7, by Representatives Duran, Carver, Soper, and
2 Van Winkle.
3
4 Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated April 13, 2021, page
5 2, strike lines 18 through 21.
6
7 Amendment No. 8, by Representatives Larson, Michaelson Jenet, and
8 Amabile.
9
10 Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated April 13, 2021, page
11 2, strike lines 22 and 23.
12
13 Amendment No. 9, by Representatives Van Winkle and Bird.
14
15 Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated April 13, 2021, page
16 2, strike lines 24 through 26.
17
18 Page 3, strike lines 1 and 2.
19
20 Amendment No. 10, by Representatives Benavidez, Duran,
21 Gonzales-Gutierrez, Ortiz, Tipper, and Valdez, A.
22
23 Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated April 13, 2021, page
24 3, strike lines 3 through 8.
25
26 Amendment No. 11, by Representatives Rich and Larson.
27
28 Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated April 13, 2021, page
29 3, strike lines 9 through 14.
30
31 Amendment No. 12, by Representatives Gray and Lontine.
32
33 Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated April 13, 2021, page
34 3, strike lines 23 through 26.
35
36 Amendment No. 13, by Representatives Pico and Carver.
37
38 Amend reengrossed bill, page 25, line 12, strike "$59.42" and substitute
39 "$80.00".
40
41 Page 25, line 13, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "13,023,829"
42 and substitute "17,549,200" and in the GENERAL FUND column strike
43 "13,023,829" and substitute "17,549,200".
44
45 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
46
47 Amendment No. 14, by Representatives Gonzales-Gutierrez and Amabile.
48
49 Amend reengrossed bill, page 184, line 10, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL
50 column strike "4,500,000" and substitute "5,500,000" and in the
51 GENERAL FUND column strike "1,500,000" and substitute "2,500,000".
52
53 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
54
55
1 Amendment No. 15, by Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Amabile.
2
3 Amend reengrossed bill, page 193, line 6, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL
4 column strike "1,171,018" and substitute "1,421,018" and in the
5 GENERAL FUND column insert "250,000".
6
7 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
8
9 Amendment No. 16, by Representatives Duran and Bernett.
10
11 Amend reengrossed bill, page 197, after line 14 insert:
12
13 ITEM & FEDERAL
14 SUBTOTAL FUNDS
15 $ $
16
17 "Short-term Non-recurrent
18 Benefits for Colorado
19 Works Participants 13,502,982 13,502,982a".
20
21 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
22
23 Amendment No. 17, by Representatives Will and Arndt.
24
25 Amend reengrossed bill, page 343, line 1, strike "Operations" and
26 substitute "Operations81a", in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike
27 "86,580,446" and substitute "91,580,446", and in the GENERAL FUND
28 column insert "5,000,000".
29
30 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
31
32 Page 357, after line 4 insert:
33
34 "81a Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks
35 and Wildlife, Colorado Parks and Wildlife
36 Operations, Wildlife Operations -- It is the General
37 Assembly's intent that $5,000,000 General Fund
38 appropriated for this line item be used for the
39 implementation of Proposition 114 for the
40 reintroduction and management of gray wolves.".
41
42 Amendment No. 18, by Representatives Ricks and Benavidez.
43
44 Amend reengrossed bill, page 373, line 14, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL
45 column strike "1,678,565" and substitute "1,778,565" and in the
46 GENERAL FUND column strike "675,565" and substitute "775,565".
47
48 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
49
50 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
51 Reading and Final Passage.
52

House Journal, April 14
23 Amend reengrossed bill, page 352, after line 5 insert:
24
25 ITEM & GENERAL
26 SUBTOTAL FUND
27 $ $
28
29 "Appropriation to
30 the Water Plan
31 Implementation
32 Cash Fund84a 10,000,000 10,000,000".
33
34 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
35
36 Page 357, after line 13 insert:
37
38 "84a Department of Natural Resources, Colorado Water
39 Conservation Board, Special Purpose,
40 Appropriation to the Water Plan Implementation
41 Cash Fund -- It is the General Assembly's intent that
42 $5,000,000 General Fund appropriated for this line
43 item be used for demand management planning.".
44
45 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
46
47 YES 26 NO 37 EXCUSED 2 ABSENT
48 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
49 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
50 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
51 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
52 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
53 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet E Titone N
54 Bird N Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. N
55 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. Y
1 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E Van Beber Y
2 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
3 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
4 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
5 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
6 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
7 Duran N Lontine N Roberts Y Woog Y
8 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
9 Speaker N

House Journal, April 14
17 Amend reengrossed bill, page 426, line 3, strike "Prevention" and
18 substitute "Prevention96b", in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike
19 "1,556,046" and substitute "3,556,046", and in the GENERAL FUND
20 column strike "1,556,046" and substitute "3,556,046".
21
22 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
23
24 Page 437, after line 15 insert:
25
26 "96b Department of Public Health and Environment, Prevention
27 Services Division, Family and Community Health, Injury and
28 Violence Prevention - Mental Health Promotion, Suicide
29 Prevention -- It is the General Assembly's intent that $2,000,
30 of this appropriation be made available specifically to
31 communities on the western slope.".
32
33 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
34
35 YES 31 NO 32 EXCUSED 2 ABSENT
36 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
37 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
38 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
39 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
40 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan Y Tipper N
41 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet E Titone Y
42 Bird N Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. N
43 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. Y
44 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E Van Beber Y
45 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
46 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
47 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
48 Cutter Y Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
49 Daugherty Y Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
50 Duran N Lontine N Roberts Y Woog Y
51 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young Y
52 Speaker N
53

House Journal, April 14
42 Amend reengrossed bill, page 25, line 12, strike "$59.42" and substitute
43 "$95.00".
44
1 Page 25, line 13, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "13,023,829"
2 and substitute "20,839,675" and in the GENERAL FUND column strike
3 "13,023,829" and substitute "20,839,675".
4
5 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
6
7 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
8
9 YES 24 NO 39 EXCUSED 2 ABSENT
10 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
11 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
12 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
13 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
14 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
15 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet E Titone N
16 Bird N Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. N
17 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
18 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E Van Beber Y
19 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
20 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
21 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
22 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
23 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
24 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
25 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
26 Speaker N

House Journal, April 14
48 Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated April 13, 2021, page
49 1, strike lines 6 through 9.
50
51 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
52
1 YES 28 NO 36 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
2 Amabile N Exum Y Lynch Y Sirota N
3 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
4 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
5 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
6 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
7 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
8 Bird N Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. Y
9 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. Y
10 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E Van Beber Y
11 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
12 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
13 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
14 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
15 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
16 Duran N Lontine N Roberts Y Woog Y
17 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
18 Speaker N

House Journal, April 14
26 Amend reengrossed bill, page 55, line 15, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL
27 column strike "14,000,000" and substitute "54,000,000", in the
28 GENERAL FUND column strike "7,000,000" and substitute
29 "27,000,000", and in the REAPPROPRIATED FUNDS column strike
30 "7,000,000s" and substitute "27,000,000s".
31
32 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
33
34 Page 652, before line 10 insert:
35
36 "SECTION 20. Appropriation. Notwithstanding any other
37 provision of this act, appropriations in section 2 of this act are decreased
38 by the following total amounts for salary survey, short term disability,
39 amortization equalization disbursement, and supplemental amortization
40 equalization disbursement:
41
42 Department Total Funds General Fund Cash Funds
42 Reappropriated
42 Funds
42 Federal
42 Funds
43 Agriculture ($317,726) ($102,329) ($215,397) $0 $
44 Corrections (6,528,280) (6,359,725) (168,555) 0
45 Education (830,321) (264,844) (129,268) (108,040) (328,169)
46 Governor (1,783,118) (175,434) (46,922) (1,533,904) (26,858)
47 Health Care
48 Policy and
49 Financing (792,184) (295,346) (61,353) (18,307) (417,178)
49 Department Total Funds General Fund Cash Funds
49 Reappropriated
49 Funds
49 Federal
49 Funds
1 Higher Education (243,542) (22,344) (153,346) (46,629) (21,223)
2 Human Services (5,370,380) (3,551,627) (195,108) (770,695) (852,950)
3 Judicial (6,145,370) (6,017,510) (122,292) (5,568)
4 Labor and
5 Employment (1,464,796) (93,802) (571,707) (12,675) (786,612)
6 Law (856,574) (186,297) (135,120) (511,331) (23,826)
7 Legislature (553,189) (553,189) 0 0
8 Local Affairs (254,390) (74,451) (32,670) (93,725) (53,544)
9 Military and
10 Veterans Affairs (194,540) (79,017) (2,257) 0 (113,266)
11 Natural Resources (2,171,438) (341,975) (1,702,408) (71,419) (55,636)
12 Personnel (480,478) (200,852) (19,111) (260,515)
13 Public Health and
14 Environment (2,088,291) (293,015) (751,338) (204,509) (839,429)
15 Public Safety (2,700,338) (660,514) (1,750,615) (238,959) (50,250)
16 Regulatory
17 Agencies (733,828) (25,859) (634,310) (46,190) (27,469)
18 Revenue (1,698,589) (677,790) (1,008,632) (802) (11,365)
19 State (200,040) 0 (200,040) 0
20 Transportation (215,593) 0 (215,593) 0
21 Treasury (39,136) (24,080) (15,056) 0
22 TOTAL ($35,662,141) ($20,000,000) ($8,131,098) ($3,923,268) ($3,607,775)".
23
24 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
25
26 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
27
28 YES 24 NO 40 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
29 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
30 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
31 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
32 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
33 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
34 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
35 Bird N Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. N
36 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
1 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E Van Beber Y
2 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
3 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
4 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
5 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
6 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
7 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
8 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
9 Speaker N

House Journal, April 14
16 Amend reengrossed bill, page 60, line 11, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL
17 column strike "4,342,793,552" and substitute "4,384,053,520" and in the
18 GENERAL FUND column strike "2,696,820,934" and substitute
19 "2,738,080,902".
20
21 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
22
23 Page 652, before line 10 insert:
24
25 "SECTION 20. Appropriation. Notwithstanding any other
26 provision of this act, appropriations in section 2 of this act are decreased
27 by the following total amounts for salary survey, short term disability,
28 amortization equalization disbursement, and supplemental amortization
29 equalization disbursement:
30
31 Department Total Funds General Fund Cash Funds
31 Reappropriated
31 Funds
31 Federal
31 Funds
32 Agriculture ($655,467) ($211,104) ($444,363) $0 $
33 Corrections (13,467,831) (13,120,102) (347,729) 0
34 Education (1,712,951) (546,373) (266,679) (222,887) (677,012)
35 Governor (3,678,571) (361,920) (96,800) (3,164,442) (55,409)
36 Health Care
37 Policy and
38 Financing (1,634,274) (609,299) (126,571) (37,767) (860,637)
39 Higher Education (502,429) (46,096) (316,353) (96,196) (43,784)
40 Human Services (11,079,084) (7,327,000) (402,507) (1,589,942) (1,759,635)
41 Judicial (12,677,888) (12,414,113) (252,289) (11,486)
42 Labor and
43 Employment (3,021,871) (193,513) (1,179,431) (26,148) (1,622,779)
44 Law (1,767,109) (384,330) (278,752) (1,054,875) (49,152)
44 Department Total Funds General Fund Cash Funds
44 Reappropriated
44 Funds
44 Federal
44 Funds
1 Legislature (1,141,227) (1,141,227) 0 0
2 Local Affairs (524,806) (153,592) (67,398) (193,354) (110,462)
3 Military and
4 Veterans Affairs (401,336) (163,011) (4,657) 0 (233,668)
5 Natural Resources (4,479,671) (705,493) (3,512,064) (147,338) (114,776)
6 Personnel (991,227) (414,358) (39,426) (537,443)
7 Public Health and
8 Environment (4,308,140) (604,489) (1,550,010) (421,901) (1,731,740)
9 Public Safety (5,570,793) (1,362,640) (3,611,515) (492,972) (103,666)
10 Regulatory
11 Agencies (1,513,886) (53,347) (1,308,580) (95,290) (56,669)
12 Revenue (3,504,189) (1,398,282) (2,080,806) (1,654) (23,447)
13 State (412,682) 0 (412,682) 0
14 Transportation (444,767) 0 (444,767) 0
15 Treasury (80,739) (49,679) (31,060) 0
16 TOTAL ($73,570,938) ($41,259,968) ($16,774,439) ($8,093,695) ($7,442,836)".
17
18 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
19
20 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
21
22 YES 24 NO 40 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
23 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
24 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
25 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
26 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
27 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
28 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
29 Bird N Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. N
30 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
31 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E Van Beber Y
32 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
33 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
34 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
35 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
36 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
37 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
38 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
39 Speaker N
40
1 Representative Larson moved to amend the Report of the Committee of
2 the Whole to show that J.083 the following Larson amendment to

House Journal, April 14
5 Amend reengrossed bill, page 63, line 5, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL
6 column strike "376,612,241" and substitute "417,872,209" and in the
7 GENERAL FUND column strike "93,572,347" and substitute
8 "134,832,315".
9
10 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
11
12 Page 652, before line 10 insert:
13
14 "SECTION 20. Appropriation. Notwithstanding any other
15 provision of this act, appropriations in section 2 of this act are decreased
16 by the following total amounts for salary survey, short term disability,
17 amortization equalization disbursement, and supplemental amortization
18 equalization disbursement:
19
20 Department Total Funds General Fund Cash Funds
20 Reappropriated
20 Funds
20 Federal
20 Funds
21 Agriculture ($655,467) ($211,104) ($444,363) $0 $
22 Corrections (13,467,831) (13,120,102) (347,729) 0
23 Education (1,712,951) (546,373) (266,679) (222,887) (677,012)
24 Governor (3,678,571) (361,920) (96,800) (3,164,442) (55,409)
25 Health Care
26 Policy and
27 Financing (1,634,274) (609,299) (126,571) (37,767) (860,637)
28 Higher Education (502,429) (46,096) (316,353) (96,196) (43,784)
29 Human Services (11,079,084) (7,327,000) (402,507) (1,589,942) (1,759,635)
30 Judicial (12,677,888) (12,414,113) (252,289) (11,486)
31 Labor and
32 Employment (3,021,871) (193,513) (1,179,431) (26,148) (1,622,779)
33 Law (1,767,109) (384,330) (278,752) (1,054,875) (49,152)
34 Legislature (1,141,227) (1,141,227) 0 0
35 Local Affairs (524,806) (153,592) (67,398) (193,354) (110,462)
36 Military and
37 Veterans Affairs (401,336) (163,011) (4,657) 0 (233,668)
38 Natural Resources (4,479,671) (705,493) (3,512,064) (147,338) (114,776)
39 Personnel (991,227) (414,358) (39,426) (537,443)
39 Department Total Funds General Fund Cash Funds
39 Reappropriated
39 Funds
39 Federal
39 Funds
1 Public Health and
2 Environment (4,308,140) (604,489) (1,550,010) (421,901) (1,731,740)
3 Public Safety (5,570,793) (1,362,640) (3,611,515) (492,972) (103,666)
4 Regulatory
5 Agencies (1,513,886) (53,347) (1,308,580) (95,290) (56,669)
6 Revenue (3,504,189) (1,398,282) (2,080,806) (1,654) (23,447)
7 State (412,682) 0 (412,682) 0
8 Transportation (444,767) 0 (444,767) 0
9 Treasury (80,739) (49,679) (31,060) 0
10 TOTAL ($73,570,938) ($41,259,968) ($16,774,439) ($8,093,695) ($7,442,836)".
11
12 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
13
14 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
15
16 YES 29 NO 35 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
17 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
18 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
19 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
20 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan Y
21 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan Y Tipper N
22 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet Y Titone N
23 Bird N Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. N
24 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
25 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E Van Beber Y
26 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
27 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
28 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
29 Cutter Y Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
30 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
31 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
32 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young Y
33 Speaker N

House Journal, April 14
41 Amend reengrossed bill, page 63, line 8, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL
42 column strike "36,522,049" and substitute "77,782,017" and in the
43 GENERAL FUND column strike "3,101,598" and substitute
44 "44,361,566".
45
1 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
2
3 Page 652, before line 10 insert:
4
5 "SECTION 20. Appropriation. Notwithstanding any other
6 provision of this act, appropriations in section 2 of this act are decreased
7 by the following total amounts for salary survey, short term disability,
8 amortization equalization disbursement, and supplemental amortization
9 equalization disbursement:
10
11 Department Total Funds General Fund Cash Funds
11 Reappropriated
11 Funds
11 Federal
11 Funds
12 Agriculture ($655,467) ($211,104) ($444,363) $0 $
13 Corrections (13,467,831) (13,120,102) (347,729) 0
14 Education (1,712,951) (546,373) (266,679) (222,887) (677,012)
15 Governor (3,678,571) (361,920) (96,800) (3,164,442) (55,409)
16 Health Care
17 Policy and
18 Financing (1,634,274) (609,299) (126,571) (37,767) (860,637)
19 Higher Education (502,429) (46,096) (316,353) (96,196) (43,784)
20 Human Services (11,079,084) (7,327,000) (402,507) (1,589,942) (1,759,635)
21 Judicial (12,677,888) (12,414,113) (252,289) (11,486)
22 Labor and
23 Employment (3,021,871) (193,513) (1,179,431) (26,148) (1,622,779)
24 Law (1,767,109) (384,330) (278,752) (1,054,875) (49,152)
25 Legislature (1,141,227) (1,141,227) 0 0
26 Local Affairs (524,806) (153,592) (67,398) (193,354) (110,462)
27 Military and
28 Veterans Affairs (401,336) (163,011) (4,657) 0 (233,668)
29 Natural Resources (4,479,671) (705,493) (3,512,064) (147,338) (114,776)
30 Personnel (991,227) (414,358) (39,426) (537,443)
31 Public Health and
32 Environment (4,308,140) (604,489) (1,550,010) (421,901) (1,731,740)
33 Public Safety (5,570,793) (1,362,640) (3,611,515) (492,972) (103,666)
34 Regulatory
35 Agencies (1,513,886) (53,347) (1,308,580) (95,290) (56,669)
36 Revenue (3,504,189) (1,398,282) (2,080,806) (1,654) (23,447)
36 Department Total Funds General Fund Cash Funds
36 Reappropriated
36 Funds
36 Federal
36 Funds
1 State (412,682) 0 (412,682) 0
2 Transportation (444,767) 0 (444,767) 0
3 Treasury (80,739) (49,679) (31,060) 0
4 TOTAL ($73,570,938) ($41,259,968) ($16,774,439) ($8,093,695) ($7,442,836)".
5
6 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
7
8 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
9
10 YES 24 NO 40 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
11 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
12 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
13 Bacon N Geitner Y 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 E 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 N 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, April 14
35 Amend reengrossed bill, page 64, line 8, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL
36 column strike "12,994,942" and substitute "54,254,910" and in the
37 GENERAL FUND column strike "5,500,000" and substitute
38 "46,759,968".
39
40 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
41
42 Page 652, before line 10 insert:
43
44 "SECTION 20. Appropriation. Notwithstanding any other
45 provision of this act, appropriations in section 2 of this act are decreased
46 by the following total amounts for salary survey, short term disability,
47 amortization equalization disbursement, and supplemental amortization
48 equalization disbursement:
49
1 Department Total Funds General Fund Cash Funds
1 Reappropriated
1 Funds
1 Federal
1 Funds
2 Agriculture ($655,467) ($211,104) ($444,363) $0 $
3 Corrections (13,467,831) (13,120,102) (347,729) 0
4 Education (1,712,951) (546,373) (266,679) (222,887) (677,012)
5 Governor (3,678,571) (361,920) (96,800) (3,164,442) (55,409)
6 Health Care
7 Policy and
8 Financing (1,634,274) (609,299) (126,571) (37,767) (860,637)
9 Higher Education (502,429) (46,096) (316,353) (96,196) (43,784)
10 Human Services (11,079,084) (7,327,000) (402,507) (1,589,942) (1,759,635)
11 Judicial (12,677,888) (12,414,113) (252,289) (11,486)
12 Labor and
13 Employment (3,021,871) (193,513) (1,179,431) (26,148) (1,622,779)
14 Law (1,767,109) (384,330) (278,752) (1,054,875) (49,152)
15 Legislature (1,141,227) (1,141,227) 0 0
16 Local Affairs (524,806) (153,592) (67,398) (193,354) (110,462)
17 Military and
18 Veterans Affairs (401,336) (163,011) (4,657) 0 (233,668)
19 Natural Resources (4,479,671) (705,493) (3,512,064) (147,338) (114,776)
20 Personnel (991,227) (414,358) (39,426) (537,443)
21 Public Health and
22 Environment (4,308,140) (604,489) (1,550,010) (421,901) (1,731,740)
23 Public Safety (5,570,793) (1,362,640) (3,611,515) (492,972) (103,666)
24 Regulatory
25 Agencies (1,513,886) (53,347) (1,308,580) (95,290) (56,669)
26 Revenue (3,504,189) (1,398,282) (2,080,806) (1,654) (23,447)
27 State (412,682) 0 (412,682) 0
28 Transportation (444,767) 0 (444,767) 0
29 Treasury (80,739) (49,679) (31,060) 0
30 TOTAL ($73,570,938) ($41,259,968) ($16,774,439) ($8,093,695) ($7,442,836)".
31
32 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
1 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
2
3 YES 24 NO 40 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
4 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
5 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
6 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
7 Baisley Y 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 N Mullica N Valdez A. N
11 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
12 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E Van Beber Y
13 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
14 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
15 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
16 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
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, April 14
27 Amend reengrossed bill, page 67, line 6, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL
28 column strike "11,948,029" and substitute "31,948,029" and in the
29 GENERAL FUND column insert "20,000,000".
30
31 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
32
33 Page 652, before line 10 insert:
34
35 "SECTION 20. Appropriation. Notwithstanding any other
36 provision of this act, appropriations in section 2 of this act are decreased
37 by the following total amounts for salary survey, short term disability,
38 amortization equalization disbursement, and supplemental amortization
39 equalization disbursement:
40
41 Department Total Funds General Fund Cash Funds
41 Reappropriated
41 Funds
41 Federal
41 Funds
42 Agriculture ($317,726) ($102,329) ($215,397) $0 $
43 Corrections (6,528,280) (6,359,725) (168,555) 0
44 Education (830,321) (264,844) (129,268) (108,040) (328,169)
45 Governor (1,783,118) (175,434) (46,922) (1,533,904) (26,858)
46 Health Care
47 Policy and
48 Financing (792,184) (295,346) (61,353) (18,307) (417,178)
48 Department Total Funds General Fund Cash Funds
48 Reappropriated
48 Funds
48 Federal
48 Funds
1 Higher Education (243,542) (22,344) (153,346) (46,629) (21,223)
2 Human Services (5,370,380) (3,551,627) (195,108) (770,695) (852,950)
3 Judicial (6,145,370) (6,017,510) (122,292) (5,568)
4 Labor and
5 Employment (1,464,796) (93,802) (571,707) (12,675) (786,612)
6 Law (856,574) (186,297) (135,120) (511,331) (23,826)
7 Legislature (553,189) (553,189) 0 0
8 Local Affairs (254,390) (74,451) (32,670) (93,725) (53,544)
9 Military and
10 Veterans Affairs (194,540) (79,017) (2,257) 0 (113,266)
11 Natural Resources (2,171,438) (341,975) (1,702,408) (71,419) (55,636)
12 Personnel (480,478) (200,852) (19,111) (260,515)
13 Public Health and
14 Environment (2,088,291) (293,015) (751,338) (204,509) (839,429)
15 Public Safety (2,700,338) (660,514) (1,750,615) (238,959) (50,250)
16 Regulatory
17 Agencies (733,828) (25,859) (634,310) (46,190) (27,469)
18 Revenue (1,698,589) (677,790) (1,008,632) (802) (11,365)
19 State (200,040) 0 (200,040) 0
20 Transportation (215,593) 0 (215,593) 0
21 Treasury (39,136) (24,080) (15,056) 0
22 TOTAL ($35,662,141) ($20,000,000) ($8,131,098) ($3,923,268) ($3,607,775)".
23
24 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
25
26 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
27
28 YES 24 NO 40 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
29 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
30 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
31 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
32 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
33 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
34 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
35 Bird N Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. N
36 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
1 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E Van Beber Y
2 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
3 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
4 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
5 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
6 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
7 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
8 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
9 Speaker N

House Journal, April 14
17 Amend reengrossed bill, page 67, after line 6 insert:
18
19 ITEM & GENERAL
20 SUBTOTAL FUND
21 $ $
22
23 "K-5 Social and
24 Emotional Health
25 Pilot Program 5,000,000 5,000,000".
26
27 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
28
29 Page 652, before line 10 insert:
30
31 "SECTION 20. Appropriation. Notwithstanding any other
32 provision of this act, appropriations in section 2 of this act are decreased
33 by the following total amounts for salary survey, short term disability,
34 amortization equalization disbursement, and supplemental amortization
35 equalization disbursement:
36
37 Department Total Funds General Fund Cash Funds
37 Reappropriated
37 Funds
37 Federal
37 Funds
38 Agriculture ($79,431) ($25,582) ($53,849) $0 $
39 Corrections (1,632,070) (1,589,931) (42,139) 0
40 Education (207,580) (66,211) (32,317) (27,010) (82,042)
41 Governor (445,779) (43,858) (11,730) (383,476) (6,715)
42 Health Care
43 Policy and
44 Financing (198,046) (73,837) (15,338) (4,577) (104,294)
45 Higher Education (60,886) (5,586) (38,337) (11,657) (5,306)
46 Human Services (1,342,596) (887,907) (48,777) (192,674) (213,238)
46 Department Total Funds General Fund Cash Funds
46 Reappropriated
46 Funds
46 Federal
46 Funds
1 Judicial (1,536,342) (1,504,377) (30,573) (1,392)
2 Labor and
3 Employment (366,199) (23,450) (142,927) (3,169) (196,653)
4 Law (214,143) (46,574) (33,780) (127,833) (5,956)
5 Legislature (138,297) (138,297) 0 0
6 Local Affairs (63,597) (18,613) (8,167) (23,431) (13,386)
7 Military and
8 Veterans Affairs (48,635) (19,754) (564) 0 (28,317)
9 Natural Resources (542,860) (85,494) (425,602) (17,855) (13,909)
10 Personnel (120,120) (50,213) (4,778) (65,129)
11 Public Health and
12 Environment (522,073) (73,254) (187,835) (51,127) (209,857)
13 Public Safety (675,086) (165,129) (437,654) (59,740) (12,563)
14 Regulatory
15 Agencies (183,457) (6,465) (158,577) (11,548) (6,867)
16 Revenue (424,647) (169,448) (252,158) (200) (2,841)
17 State (50,010) 0 (50,010) 0
18 Transportation (53,898) 0 (53,898) 0
19 Treasury (9,784) (6,020) (3,764) 0
20 TOTAL ($8,915,536) ($5,000,000) ($2,032,774) ($980,818) ($901,944)".
21
22 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
23
24 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
25
26 YES 17 NO 47 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
27 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
28 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
29 Bacon N Geitner N McCormick N Soper Y
30 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
31 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
32 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
33 Bird N Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. N
34 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville N Valdez D. N
35 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E Van Beber Y
36 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle N
37 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
38 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom N Will Y
1 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams N
2 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
3 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
4 Esgar N Luck N Sandridge N Young N
5 Speaker N

House Journal, April 14
13 Amend reengrossed bill, page 205, line 6, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL
14 column strike "36,294,501" and substitute "41,294,501" and in the
15 GENERAL FUND column strike "28,054,924" and substitute
16 "33,054,924".
17
18 Page 205, line 12, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "5,795,078"
19 and substitute "10,795,078" and in the GENERAL FUND column insert
20 "5,000,000".
21
22 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
23
24 Page 211, line 4, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "23,487,985"
25 and substitute "28,487,985".
26
27 Page 211, line 10, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike
28 "26,811,464" and substitute "31,811,464" and in the GENERAL FUND
29 column strike "24,817,113" and substitute "29,817,113".
30
31 Page 212, line 6, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike "97,177,601"
32 and substitute "102,177,601".
33
34 Page 212, line 14, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike
35 "113,203,341" and substitute "118,203,341" and in the GENERAL
36 FUND column strike "97,774,324" and substitute "102,774,324".
37
38 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
39
40 Page 652, before line 10 insert:
41
42 "SECTION 20. Appropriation. Notwithstanding any other
43 provision of this act, appropriations in section 2 of this act are decreased
44 by the following total amounts for salary survey, short term disability,
45 amortization equalization disbursement, and supplemental amortization
46 equalization disbursement:
47
48 Department Total Funds General Fund Cash Funds
48 Reappropriated
48 Funds
48 Federal
48 Funds
49 Agriculture ($317,726) ($102,329) ($215,397) $0 $
50 Corrections (6,528,280) (6,359,725) (168,555) 0
51 Education (830,321) (264,844) (129,268) (108,040) (328,169)
51 Department Total Funds General Fund Cash Funds
51 Reappropriated
51 Funds
51 Federal
51 Funds
1 Governor (1,783,118) (175,434) (46,922) (1,533,904) (26,858)
2 Health Care
3 Policy and
4 Financing (792,184) (295,346) (61,353) (18,307) (417,178)
5 Higher Education (243,542) (22,344) (153,346) (46,629) (21,223)
6 Human Services (5,370,380) (3,551,627) (195,108) (770,695) (852,950)
7 Judicial (6,145,370) (6,017,510) (122,292) (5,568)
8 Labor and
9 Employment (1,464,796) (93,802) (571,707) (12,675) (786,612)
10 Law (856,574) (186,297) (135,120) (511,331) (23,826)
11 Legislature (553,189) (553,189) 0 0
12 Local Affairs (254,390) (74,451) (32,670) (93,725) (53,544)
13 Military and
14 Veterans Affairs (194,540) (79,017) (2,257) 0 (113,266)
15 Natural Resources (2,171,438) (341,975) (1,702,408) (71,419) (55,636)
16 Personnel (480,478) (200,852) (19,111) (260,515)
17 Public Health and
18 Environment (2,088,291) (293,015) (751,338) (204,509) (839,429)
19 Public Safety (2,700,338) (660,514) (1,750,615) (238,959) (50,250)
20 Regulatory
21 Agencies (733,828) (25,859) (634,310) (46,190) (27,469)
22 Revenue (1,698,589) (677,790) (1,008,632) (802) (11,365)
23 State (200,040) 0 (200,040) 0
24 Transportation (215,593) 0 (215,593) 0
25 Treasury (39,136) (24,080) (15,056) 0
26 TOTAL ($35,662,141) ($20,000,000) ($8,131,098) ($3,923,268) ($3,607,775)".
27
28 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
29
30 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
31
32 YES 23 NO 41 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
33 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
34 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
1 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
2 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
3 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
4 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
5 Bird N Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. N
6 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
7 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E Van Beber Y
8 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
9 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
10 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom N Will Y
11 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
12 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
13 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
14 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
15 Speaker N

House Journal, April 14
23 Amend reengrossed bill, page 519, after line 14 insert:
24
25 ITEM & GENERAL
26 SUBTOTAL FUND
27 $ $
28
29 "Appropriation to
30 the State Highway
31 Supplementary Fund103a 41,259,968 41,259,968".
32
33 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
34
35 Page 520, after line 11 insert:
36
37 "FOOTNOTES -- The following statements are referenced to the
38 numbered footnotes throughout section 2.
39
40 103a Department of Transportation, Special Purpose,
41 Appropriation to the State Highway Supplementary
42 Fund -- It is the General Assembly's intent that this
43 appropriation be used to fund improvements to C-
44 470 that will alleviate traffic congestion.".
45
46 Page 652, before line 10 insert:
47
48 "SECTION 20. Appropriation. Notwithstanding any other
49 provision of this act, appropriations in section 2 of this act are decreased
50 by the following total amounts for salary survey, short term disability,
51 amortization equalization disbursement, and supplemental amortization
52 equalization disbursement:
53
1 Department Total Funds General Fund Cash Funds
1 Reappropriated
1 Funds
1 Federal
1 Funds
2 Agriculture ($655,467) ($211,104) ($444,363) $0 $
3 Corrections (13,467,831) (13,120,102) (347,729) 0
4 Education (1,712,951) (546,373) (266,679) (222,887) (677,012)
5 Governor (3,678,571) (361,920) (96,800) (3,164,442) (55,409)
6 Health Care
7 Policy and
8 Financing (1,634,274) (609,299) (126,571) (37,767) (860,637)
9 Higher Education (502,429) (46,096) (316,353) (96,196) (43,784)
10 Human Services (11,079,084) (7,327,000) (402,507) (1,589,942) (1,759,635)
11 Judicial (12,677,888) (12,414,113) (252,289) (11,486)
12 Labor and
13 Employment (3,021,871) (193,513) (1,179,431) (26,148) (1,622,779)
14 Law (1,767,109) (384,330) (278,752) (1,054,875) (49,152)
15 Legislature (1,141,227) (1,141,227) 0 0
16 Local Affairs (524,806) (153,592) (67,398) (193,354) (110,462)
17 Military and
18 Veterans Affairs (401,336) (163,011) (4,657) 0 (233,668)
19 Natural Resources (4,479,671) (705,493) (3,512,064) (147,338) (114,776)
20 Personnel (991,227) (414,358) (39,426) (537,443)
21 Public Health and
22 Environment (4,308,140) (604,489) (1,550,010) (421,901) (1,731,740)
23 Public Safety (5,570,793) (1,362,640) (3,611,515) (492,972) (103,666)
24 Regulatory
25 Agencies (1,513,886) (53,347) (1,308,580) (95,290) (56,669)
26 Revenue (3,504,189) (1,398,282) (2,080,806) (1,654) (23,447)
27 State (412,682) 0 (412,682) 0
28 Transportation (444,767) 0 (444,767) 0
29 Treasury (80,739) (49,679) (31,060) 0
30 TOTAL ($73,570,938) ($41,259,968) ($16,774,439) ($8,093,695) ($7,442,836)".
31
32 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
1 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
2
3 YES 22 NO 42 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
4 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
5 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
6 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
7 Baisley Y 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 N Mullica N Valdez A. N
11 Bockenfeld N Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
12 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E Van Beber Y
13 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
14 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
15 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
16 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
17 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
18 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
19 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge N Young N
20 Speaker N

House Journal, April 14
31 Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated April 13, 2021, page
32 3, strike lines 19 through 22.
33
34 The amendment was declared adopted by the following roll call vote:
35
36 YES 37 NO 27 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
37 Amabile Y Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
38 Arndt Y Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder Y
39 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
40 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
41 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan Y Tipper N
42 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet Y Titone Y
43 Bird Y Herod N Mullica Y Valdez A. N
44 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. Y
45 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E Van Beber Y
46 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
47 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
48 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
49 Cutter Y Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
50 Daugherty Y Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
51 Duran N Lontine N Roberts Y Woog Y
52 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young Y
53 Speaker N
1 Representatives Neville and Luck moved to amend the Report of the
2 Committee of the Whole to show that J.103 the following Neville and
3 Luck amendment to SB21-205 did pass:
4
5 Amend reengrossed bill, page 273, line 5, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL
6 column insert "72,021,986" and in the TOTAL column strike
7 "72,021,986".
8
1 9 Page 273, line 6, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column insert "(484.
10 FTE)" and in the TOTAL column strike "(484.1 FTE)".
11
12 Page 273, after line 6 insert:
13
14 ITEM & TOTAL GENERAL
15 SUBTOTAL FUND
16 $ $ $
17
18 "Appropriation to
19 the Unemployment
20 Compensation
21 Fund created in Section
22 8-77-101 (1)(a),
517 23 C.R.S. 129,666,517 129,666,
24
25 201,688,503".
26
27 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
28
29 Page 652, before line 10 insert:
30
31 "SECTION 20. Appropriation. Notwithstanding any other provision
32 of this act, appropriations in section 2 of this act from the general fund,
33 excluding appropriations from the general fund exempt account, are
34 reduced by two percent in the departments listed below. The total general
35 fund reductions by department are as follows:
36
37 Department General Fund Reduction
954 38 Agriculture $261,
183 39 Corrections 17,338,
376 40 Governor 1,151,
197 41 Health Care Policy and Financing 51,179,
422 42 Higher Education 8,354,
742 43 Human Services 21,523,
683 44 Judicial 12,445,
697 45 Labor and Employment 392,
221 46 Law 310,
657 47 Legislature 106,
580 48 Local Affairs 881,
675 49 Military and Veterans Affairs 234,
168 50 Natural Resources 720,
768 51 Personnel 374,
44 52 Public Health and Environment 1,297,
44 Department General Fund Reduction
240 1 Public Safety 3,414,
326 2 Regulatory Agencies 57,
223 3 Revenue 2,737,
427 4 State 5,
934 5 Treasury 6,879,
6 TOTAL $129,666,517".
7
8 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
9
10 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
11
12 YES 24 NO 40 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
13 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
14 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
15 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
16 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
17 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
18 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
19 Bird N Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. N
20 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
21 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E Van Beber Y
22 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
23 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
24 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
25 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
26 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
27 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
28 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
29 Speaker N

House Journal, April 14
31 Amend reengrossed bill, page 60, line 11, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL
32 column strike "4,342,793,552" and substitute "4,915,190,446" and in the
33 GENERAL FUND column strike "2,696,820,934" and substitute
34 "3,269,217,828".
35
36 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
37
38 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
39
40 YES 23 NO 41 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
41 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
42 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
43 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
44 Baisley Y 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 N Mullica N Valdez A. N
48 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
49 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E Van Beber Y
50 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
51 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
52 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
53 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
54 Daugherty N Larson N 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

House Journal, April 14
11 Amend reengrossed bill, page 86, line 7, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL
12 column strike "4,268,016" and substitute "4,133,016" and in the
13 GENERAL FUND column strike "3,615,720" and substitute "3,480,720".
14
15 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
16
17 Page 97, line 11, in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike
18 "109,693,404" and substitute "109,828,404" and in the GENERAL
19 FUND column strike "1,226,598" and substitute "1,361,598".
20
21 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
22
23 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
24
25 YES 25 NO 39 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
26 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
27 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
28 Bacon N Geitner Y 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. Y
34 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E 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 N 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, April 14
37 Amend reengrossed bill, page 461, line 14, strike "Services" and
38 substitute "Services100a", in the ITEM & SUBTOTAL column strike
39 "14,341,069" and substitute "29,341,069", and in the GENERAL FUND
40 column strike "10,454,709" and substitute "25,454,709".
41
42 Page 461, line 15, in the GENERAL FUND column strike "(136.1 FTE)"
43 and substitute "(353.1 FTE)".
44
45 Page 462, line 1, strike "Expenses" and substitute "Expenses100a", in the
46 ITEM AND SUBTOTAL column strike "6,432,937" and substitute
47 "11,432,937", and in the GENERAL FUND column strike "4,853,613"
48 and substitute "9,853,613".
49
50 Adjust affected totals accordingly.
51
52 Page 470, after line 5 insert:
53
54
1 "100aDepartment of Public Safety, Colorado
2 Bureau of Investigation, Laboratory and
3 Investigative Services, Personal Services;
4 Operating Expenses -- It is the General
5 Assembly's intent that $20,000,000 General
6 Fund in these line items be directed to the
7 Human Trafficking Unit for interdiction
8 efforts.".
9
10 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
11
12 YES 27 NO 37 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
13 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
14 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
15 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
16 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan Y
17 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
18 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
19 Bird N Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. N
20 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
21 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E Van Beber Y
22 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
23 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
24 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
25 Cutter Y Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
26 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
27 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
28 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young Y
29 Speaker N

House Journal, April 14
37 Amend reengrossed bill, page 652, before line 10 insert:
38
39 "SECTION 20. Appropriation. (1) Notwithstanding any other
40 provision of this act, appropriations in section 2 of this act are increased
41 by the following total amounts for personal services:
42
43 Department
43 Total
43 Funds
43 General
43 Fund
43 Cash
43 Funds
43 Reappropriated
43 Funds
43 Federal
43 Funds
44 Agriculture $50,000 $50,000 $0 $0 $
45 Corrections 50,000 50,000 0 0
46 Education 50,000 50,000 0 0
47 Governor 50,000 50,000 0 0
48 Health Care
49 Policy and 50,000 50,000 0 0
49 Department
49 Total
49 Funds
49 General
49 Fund
49 Cash
49 Funds
49 Reappropriated
49 Funds
49 Federal
49 Funds
1 Financing
2 Higher
3 Education 50,000 50,000 0 0
4 Human
5 Services 50,000 50,000 0 0
6 Judicial 50,000 50,000 0 0
7 Labor and
8 Employment 50,000 50,000 0 0
9 Law 50,000 50,000 0 0
10 Legislature 50,000 50,000 0 0
11 Local Affairs 50,000 50,000 0 0
12 Military and
13 Veterans
14 Affairs 50,000 50,000 0 0
15 Natural
16 Resources 50,000 50,000 0 0
17 Personnel 50,000 50,000 0 0
18 Public Health
19 and
20 Environment 50,000 50,000 0 0
21 Public Safety 50,000 50,000 0 0
22 Regulatory
23 Agencies 50,000 50,000 0 0
24 Revenue 50,000 50,000 0 0
25 State 50,000 50,000 0 0
26 Transportation 50,000 50,000 0 0
27 Treasury 50,000 50,000 0 0
28 TOTAL $1,100,000 $1,100,000 $0 $0 $
29
30 (2) For each department's adjusted appropriation, add the following
31 footnote:
32
33
1 "Xa Department of _________, Executive Director's
2 Office, Personal Services -- It is the General
3 Assembly's intent that $50,000 General Fund of
4 this appropriation be used to offset the cost of
5 fulfilling Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)
6 requests.".".
7
8 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
9
10 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
11
12 YES 23 NO 41 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
13 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
14 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
15 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
16 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
17 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
18 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
19 Bird N Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. N
20 Bockenfeld N Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
21 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E Van Beber Y
22 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
23 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
24 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
25 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
26 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
27 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
28 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
29 Speaker N

House Journal, April 14
37 Amend reengrossed bill, page 396, line 1, strike "DIVISION" and
38 substitute "DIVISION89a".
39
40 Page 435, after line 12 insert:
41
42 "89a Department of Public Health and Environment, Air
43 Pollution Control Division -- It is the General
44 Assembly's intent that no state funds shall be used
45 to promulgate rules for, or implement, an employee
46 traffic reduction program.".
47
48 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
49
50 YES 24 NO 40 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT
51 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
52 Arndt N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
53 Bacon N Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
54 Baisley Y Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
55 Benavidez N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
1 Bernett N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
2 Bird N Herod N Mullica N Valdez A. N
3 Bockenfeld Y Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
4 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz E Van Beber Y
5 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
6 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
7 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
8 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
9 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
10 Duran N Lontine N Roberts N Woog Y
11 Esgar N Luck Y Sandridge Y Young N
12 Speaker N


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:



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

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

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
4/13/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/14/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/15/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/16/2021 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/19/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/27/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/27/2021 Sent to the Governor
5/4/2021 Governor Signed
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:



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 enacted.)

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
4/13/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/14/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/15/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/16/2021 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/19/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/21/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/21/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/22/2021 Sent to the Governor
4/30/2021 Governor Signed
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:



The act 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 enacted.)

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
4/13/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/15/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/16/2021 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/19/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/27/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/27/2021 Sent to the Governor
5/4/2021 Governor Signed
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:



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 act adjusts the contractual and reporting requirement to every 3 years.

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

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
4/13/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/14/2021 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/15/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/16/2021 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/19/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/27/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/27/2021 Sent to the Governor
5/4/2021 Governor Signed
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: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Increase Capacity Early Childhood Care & Education
Sponsors: T. Story (D) | J. Sonnenberg (R) / K. Tipper (D) | T. Van Beber
Summary:



The act 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. The act makes an appropriation.

Specifically, the act 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 act also eliminates the repeal dates for the child care sustainability grant program and the emerging and expanding child care grant program.

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

The act makes the following appropriations:

  • During the 2020 special session, the general assembly appropriated money for early childhood education. The act states that any of that money not expended prior to July 1, 2021, is further appropriated to the department of human services for the next fiscal year for the same purpose.
  • For the 2020-21 state fiscal year, $8,800,000 is appropriated to the department of human services for use by the office of early childhood. This appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the office of early childhood may use this appropriation as follows:
  • $100,000 for administration, which amount is based on an assumption that the office will require an additional 1.0 FTE; and
  • $8,700,000 for the employer-based child care facility grant program.
  • Any money appropriated but not expended prior to July 1, 2021, is further appropriated to the department of human services for use by the office of early childhood for the 2021-22 state fiscal year for the same purposes.
  • For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $320,241,576 is appropriated to the department of human services for use by the office of early childhood. This appropriation is from federal funds from child care development funds. To implement this act, the office of early childhood may use this appropriation as follows:
  • $292,700,664 for the child care sustainability grant program, which amount is based on an assumption that the office will require an additional 3.0 FTE. Any money appropriated for the child care sustainability grant program but not expended prior to July 1, 2022, is further appropriated for use by the office of early childhood for the 2022-23 state fiscal year for the same purposes;
  • $16,800,000 for the community innovation and resilience for care and learning equity (CIRCLE) grant program, which amount is based on an assumption that the office will require an additional 1.0 FTE. Any money appropriated to the community innovation and resilience for care and learning equity (CIRCLE) grant program but not expended prior to July 1, 2022, is further appropriated for use by the office of early childhood for the 2022-23 state fiscal year for the same purposes;
  • $7,200,000 for the early care and education recruitment and retention grant and scholarship program, which amount is based on an assumption that the office will require an additional 4.0 FTE;
  • $3,000,000 for the child care teacher salary grant program, which amount is based on an assumption that the office will require an additional 1.0 FTE; and
  • $540,912 for the administration, monitoring, compliance, and reporting requirements associated with the money appropriated in this subsection (3), which amount is based on an assumption that the office will require an additional 4.0 FTE.
  • For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $58,622,936 is appropriated to the department of human services for use by the office of early childhood. This appropriation is from federal funds from child care development funds. The office of early childhood may use this appropriation as follows:
  • $23,845,252 for the child care assistance program;
  • $32,455,511 for child care grants for quality and availability and federal targeted funds requirements, which amount is based on an assumption that the office will require an additional 6.0 FTE;
  • $2,150,000 for the early childhood mental health consultation program, which amount is based on an assumption that the office will require an additional 1.0 FTE; and
  • $172,173 for the administration, monitoring, compliance, and reporting requirements associated with the money appropriated in this subsection (4), which amount is based on an assumption that the office will require an additional 2.0 FTE.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 4/6/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/22/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/7/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/11/2021 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/12/2021 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/13/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/14/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
5/26/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/28/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/28/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
6/1/2021 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
6/2/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/10/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/10/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/10/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/16/2021 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, April 23
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-236 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 3, line 1, before "repeal" insert "amend (4)(b); and".

Page 3, strike line 4 and substitute "- created - timeline and criteria - grant
awards - definitions. (4) (b) A grant award must range from at least three
thousand dollars to no more than fifty TWO HUNDRED thousand dollars. In
awarding a grant, the state department shall use the applicant's existing or
proposed licensed child care capacity, as well as the applicant's need, as key
criteria in determining the amount of the grant award.
(6) This".

Page 3, line 17, strike "EMPLOYER." and substitute "EMPLOYER OR MULTIPLE
EMPLOYERS.".

Page 4, strike lines 10 through 12.

Renumber succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.

Page 5, line 2, strike "PROPERTY;" and substitute "PROPERTY OR A WRITTEN
STATEMENT FROM THE LANDLORD EXPRESSING CONSENT TO THE REQUESTED
ALTERATIONS;".

Page 5, line 5, after "CHILDHOOD" insert "CARE AND EDUCATION".

Page 6, line 7, strike "FIVE" and substitute "FOUR".

Page 6, line 13, strike "AND".

Page 6, line 15, strike "CAPACITY." and substitute "CAPACITY; AND
(f) APPLICANTS WITH STAFF THAT REPRESENT OR REFLECT THE
LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY OF THE FAMILIES LIVING OR WORKING IN
THEIR COMMUNITY, INCLUDING DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS.".

Page 6, line 20, after "CARE," insert "INCLUDING LINGUISTICALLY AND
CULTURALLY COMPETENT CARE,".

Page 7, line 8, after "CHILDREN" insert "AND FAMILIES".

Page 7, strike line 18 and substitute "PROGRAM, INCLUDING THE INDUSTRY TYPE
OF THE ENTITY AND GEOGRAPHIC REGION SERVED BY THE ENTITY.".

Page 7, strike lines 24 and 25.

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 8, line 12, strike "EDUCATORS" and substitute "EDUCATORS, INCLUDING
QUALIFIED MULTILINGUAL AND CULTURALLY COMPETENT EDUCATORS,".

Page 14, line 24, after "HAS" insert "HAD".

Page 14, line 26, after "SYSTEM" insert "DURING THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS".

Page 17, line 1, strike "NEEDS;" and substitute "NEEDS AND DUAL LANGUAGE
LEARNER CHILDREN;".

Page 19, line 9, strike "26-6-805" and substitute "26-6-804".


Education


Senate Journal, May 6
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-236 be amended as
follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend the Education Committee Report, dated April 22, 2021, page 1, strike
line 9 and substitute "award AND SHALL PRIORITIZE MAKING MULTIPLE SMALLER
GRANT AWARDS.".

Page 2 of the report, line 3, strike "AND".

Page 2 of the report, line 6, strike "LEARNERS."." and substitute "LEARNERS;
AND
(g) APPLICANTS WHOSE PRIMARY INDUSTRY AND AREA OF BUSINESS IS
OTHER THAN CHILD CARE.".

Amend printed bill, page 2, before line 2 insert:
"SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-6-801, amend (2)(a)
as follows:
26-6-801. Legislative declaration. (2) (a) Therefore, the general
assembly finds it is a matter of statewide concern that we take immediate action
to save and protect our child care infrastructure. Doing so INFRASTRUCTURE,
INCLUDING OFFERING A WIDE RANGE OF CHILD CARE OPTIONS, INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CHILD CARE CENTERS, DAY CARE
CENTERS, SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE CENTERS, BEFORE- AND AFTER-SCHOOL
PROGRAMS, NURSERY SCHOOLS, KINDERGARTENS, PRESCHOOLS, CHURCH DAY
CARE CENTERS, DAY CAMPS, SUMMER CAMPS, FACILITIES FOR CHILDREN WITH
INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND OTHER FACILITIES
DESCRIBED IN SECTION 26-6-102 (5). SUPPORTING THIS MIXED DELIVERY OF
CHILD CARE enables the state to invest in its children's futures, advance gender
equity in the home and the workplace, and rebuild an economy that works for
all Coloradans. When Colorado families have access to child care, everyone
benefits.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 6 of the printed bill, strike lines 4 through 6 and substitute:
"(a) APPLICANTS THAT SERVE A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF EMPLOYEES WITH
WAGES BELOW THE AREA'S MEDIAN INCOME;".

Page 19 of the printed bill, line 14, strike "$4,200,000" and substitute
"$62,540,912".

Page 19 of the printed bill, strike lines 19 through 25 and substitute:
"(a) $35,000,000 for the child care sustainability grant program created
in section 26-6-802 (2), C.R.S., which amount is based on an assumption that
the office will require an additional 1.0 FTE. Any money appropriated in this
subsection (2)(a) not expended prior to July 1, 2022, is further appropriated for
use by the office of early childhood for the 2022-23 state fiscal year for the
same purposes;
(b) $16,800,000 for the community innovation and resilience for care
and learning equity (CIRCLE) grant program created in section 26-6-807 (2),
C.R.S., which amount is based on an assumption that the office will require an
additional 1.0 FTE. Any money appropriated in this subsection (2)(b) not
expended prior to July 1, 2022, is further appropriated for use by the office of
early childhood for the 2022-23 state fiscal year for the same purposes;
(c) $7,200,000 for the early care and education recruitment and
retention grant and scholarship program created in section 26-6-805 (2), C.R.S.,
which amount is based on an assumption that the office will require an
additional 4.0 FTE;
(d) $3,000,000 for the child care teacher salary grant program created
in section 26-6-806 (2), C.R.S., which amount is based on an assumption that
the office will require an additional 1.0 FTE; and
(e) $540,912 for the administration, monitoring, compliance, and
reporting requirements associated with the money appropriated in this
subsection (2), which amount is based on an assumption that the office will
require an additional 4.0 FTE.
(3) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $30,167,425 is appropriated to the
department of human services for use by the office of early childhood. This
appropriation is from federal funds from child care development funds. The
office of early childhood may use this appropriation as follows:
(a) $23,845,252 for the child care assistance program;
(b) $4,000,000 for child care grants for quality and availability and
federal targeted funds requirements, which amount is based on an assumption
that the office will require an additional 2.0 FTE;
(c) $2,150,000 for the early childhood mental health consultation
program created in section 26-6.5-402 (1)(a), C.R.S., which amount is based on
an assumption that the office will require an additional 1.0 FTE; and
(d) $172,173 for the administration, monitoring, compliance, and
reporting requirements associated with the money appropriated in this
subsection (3), which amount is based on an assumption that the office will
require an additional 2.0 FTE.".


Appro-
priations

House Journal, May 28
46 SB21-236 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
47 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
48 recommendation:
49
50 Amend reengrossed bill, page 20, line 19, strike "$62,540,912" and
51 substitute "$320,241,576".
52
53 Page 20, line 24, strike "$35,000,000" and substitute "$292,700,664".
54
55 Page 20, line 26, strike "1.0" and substitute "3.0".
56
1 Page 21, line 21, strike "$30,167,425" and substitute "$58,622,936".
2
3 Page 21, line 27, strike "$4,000,000" and substitute "$32,455,511".
4
5 Page 22, line 2, strike "2.0" and substitute "6.0".
6
7

House Journal, May 28
35 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated May 28, 2021, and
36 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May
37 28, 2021.
38
39 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
40 Reading and Final Passage.
41


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

House Sponsors: Tipper and Van Beber-
Senate Sponsors: Story and Sonnenberg--

SB21-268 Public School Finance 
Comment:
Position:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Public School Finance
Sponsors: R. Zenzinger (D) | P. Lundeen (R) / B. McLachlan (D) | J. McCluskie (D)
Summary:



The act makes changes to the "Public school finance act of 1994" (school funding formula) increasing the statewide base per pupil funding for the 2021-22 budget year by $141.67 to account for inflation of 2% for a new statewide base per pupil funding amount of $7,225.28, and sets the minimum statewide district total program funding amount for the 2021-22 budget year and requires the dollar amount of the budget stabilization factor to remain the same for the 2022-23 budget year.

The act authorizes the state board of education (state board) to take action against an educator license, certificate, endorsement, or authorization if the educator is convicted of an offense under the laws of another state, the United States, or any territory subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, the elements of which are substantially similar to a felony drug offense described in part 4 of article 18 of title 18, Colorado Revised Statutes.

The act extends to 18 months the length of the accreditation contract entered into between the state board and each school district board of education (local school board) and the state charter school institute for the 2021-22 school year.

The act extend by one month the deadline for a local school board to certify to the state board mileage for reimbursement from the public school transportation fund and for the state board to certify to the state treasurer the amount of reimbursements from the public school transportation fund.

The act changes the period of time in which the department of education (department) may establish an alternative pupil count day to within 45 school days after the first school day.

The act allows local education providers to carry forward more than 15% of the per-pupil intervention money received pursuant to the "Colorado READ Act" for the 2020-21 budget year for use in the 2021-22 budget year.

The act adjusts the amount of additional funding authorized in Senate Bill 21-053 that is available to school districts that fully fund total program with local revenue.

The act authorizes a school district that operated a district preschool program pursuant to the "Colorado Preschool Program Act" in the 2019-20 school year with a waiver to serve children under 3 years of age to continue in subsequent school years to use the same number of preschool positions to serve children under 3 years of age who have multiple significant family risk factors.

The act extends the budget deadlines for the 2021-22 budget year for school districts and local college districts.

The act makes permanent statutory provisions that allow school district charter schools that convert to institute charter schools or institute charter schools that convert to school district charter schools to continue to receive funding for at-risk students using the funding formulas that applied to the charter schools prior to the conversion.

For the 2021-22 school year, the act prohibits a local school board from reviewing or making revisions to an existing innovation school plan, innovation school zone, or a public school included in an innovation school zone, pursuant to the innovation school and zone review and revision process. Further, the local school board shall not make any revisions to an existing innovation school or innovation school zone plan that have not been approved before the effective date of this act.

The act removes the $10 million annual cap on appropriations for the school counselor corps grant program.

The act requires a board of cooperative services (BOCES) that intends to locate or operate a authorize a full-time BOCES school or an additional location of an existing school that is physically located within the geographic boundaries of a school district that is not a member of the BOCES during the 2021-22 school year to obtain written permission from the school district in which the school will be operated or located. The requirement for written consent does not apply to a BOCES school that is authorized or operating prior to the effective date of the act.
The act 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 act 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.

The act amends the Colorado imagination library program to align the public relations campaign with "Colorado READ Act" campaigns and requires the contractor administering the program to provide a high-quality independent evaluation of the impact of the program on child and family outcomes and to establish a distressed affiliate fund for county-based affiliate programs. The act establishes the intent of the general assembly to provide full funding for free books for eligible children by 2026. The act amends the definition of "local public body" in the public open meetings statute to refer to school districts, which are the local public bodies, rather than school boards.
The act declares that the use of federal funding under the "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021" to provide programs, services, and other assistance to populations disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency to mitigate the impacts of the public health emergency through the concurrent enrollment and innovation grant program and the career development success program are allowable uses of the federal funding.

The act declares the general assembly's intention in making changes to the school finance formula commencing with the 2021-22 budget year, as follows:

  • Modifies at-risk funding by adding pupils who are eligible for reduced-price lunch under the federal school lunch program, in addition to the free-lunch pupils in the existing definition, and removes the subset of English language learners who are currently included in the at-risk pupil count from the definition of "at-risk pupils";
  • Adds a new English language learner funding factor to the school finance formula for all English language learners included in the prior year's pupil enrollment. The factor is 8% of per pupil funding multiplied by the English language learner enrollment. as defined in the act.
  • Makes corresponding changes to the calculation of district total program funding, minimum per pupil funding, and the minimum per pupil funding base to reflect the school finance formula changes relating to English language learner factor funding; and
  • Makes a corresponding change to the statutory district total program amount to reflect the changes to the at-risk funding factor and the addition of the English language learner funding factor.

The act authorizes the use of appropriations for the accelerating students through concurrent enrollment (ASCENT) program for the 2021-22 budget year.
The act removes the $27 million appropriation in the 2021 long bill from the state education fund to the English language learners professional development and student support program.

The act appropriates:

  • $505,743,696 to the department from the general fund for the state share of districts' total program funding;
  • $400,000 from the state public school fund for school finance audit payments;
  • $2,000,000 from the state education fund for the school counselor corps grant program;
  • $2,200,444 from the general fund to the department to restore funding to the following grant programs that had appropriations reduced or eliminated for the 2020-21 fiscal year:
  • $800,000 and 0.6 FTE for the ninth grade success program;
  • $375,807 for the school leadership program;
  • $280,730 for the accelerated college opportunity exam fee grant program;
  • $250,000 and 0.3 FTE for the John W. Buckner automatic enrollment in advanced placement courses grant program; and
  • $493,907 and 0.4 FTE for the local accountability systems grant program.
  • $2,500,000 from the marijuana cash tax fund and 1.0 FTE for the K-5 social and emotional health pilot program;
  • $3,000,000 from the marijuana cash tax fund for the behavioral health care professional matching grant program;
  • $2,000,000 for mill levy equalization for institute charter schools;
  • $1,750,000 to the concurrent enrollment expansion and innovation grant program and $1,750,000 for the career development success program from federal money in the workers, employers, and workforce centers cash fund; and
  • $410,221 to the department from the general fund for the Colorado imagination library program.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status: 5/11/2021 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
5/13/2021 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/14/2021 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
5/14/2021 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
5/17/2021 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/17/2021 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
5/19/2021 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
6/2/2021 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
6/2/2021 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
6/3/2021 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
6/3/2021 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
6/10/2021 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/10/2021 Sent to the Governor
6/10/2021 Signed by the Speaker of the House
6/11/2021 Signed by Governor
6/11/2021 Governor Signed
Amendments:

Senate Journal, May 13
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-268 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 15, lines 1 and 2, strike "LOCATING OR OPERATING A
SCHOOL" and substitute "AUTHORIZING A FULL-TIME SCHOOL OR AN ADDITIONAL
LOCATION OF AN EXISTING SCHOOL THAT IS PHYSICALLY LOCATED".

Page 15, line 8, before "OPERATING" insert "AUTHORIZED OR".

Page 17, after line 24 insert:
"SECTION 18. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-6-402, amend
(2)(c)(IV) as follows:
24-6-402. Meetings - open to public - legislative declaration -
definitions. (2) (c) (IV) For purposes of this section, "local public body"
includes municipalities, counties, school boards DISTRICTS, and special
districts.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.


Education


Senate Journal, May 14
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-268 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 19, line 9, strike "$1,706,537" and substitute
"$2,200,444".

Page 19, line 17, strike "and".

Page 19, line 20, strike "0.3 FTE." and substitute "0.3 FTE; and
(e) $493,907 for the local accountability systems grant program, which
amount is based on an assumption that the department will require an additional
0.4 FTE.
SECTION 24. Appropriation. (1) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year,
$5,500,000 is appropriated to the department of education. This appropriation
is from the marijuana tax cash fund created in section 39-28.8-501 (1), C.R.S.
To implement this act, the department may use this appropriation as follows:
(a) $2,500,000 for the K-5 social and emotional health pilot program,
which amount is based on an assumption that the department will require an
additional 1.0 FTE; and
(b) $3,000,000 for the behavioral health care professional matching
grant program.
SECTION 25. Appropriation. (1) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year,
$2,000,000 is appropriated to the mill levy equalization fund created in section
22-30.5-513.1 (2)(a), C.R.S. This appropriation is from the general fund. The
department of education is responsible for the accounting related to this
appropriation.
(2) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $2,000,000 is appropriated to the
department of education. This appropriation is from reappropriated funds in the
mill levy equalization fund under subsection (1) of this section. To implement
this act, the department may use the appropriation for CSI mill levy
equalization.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.


Senate Journal, May 14
SB21-268 by Senator(s) Zenzinger and Lundeen; also Representative(s) McLachlan and McCluskie--
Concerning the financing of public schools, and, in connection therewith, making an
appropriation.

Amendment No. 1, Education Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, May 13, page(s) 922 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2, Appropriations Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, May 14, page(s) 934-935 and placed in members' bill files.)

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

Amend printed bill, page 17, after line 24 insert:

"SECTION 18. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-90-120, amend (2)
introductory portion, (2)(c), and (4)(a); and add (2)(e), (2)(f), and (6) as
follows:
24-90-120. Colorado imagination library program - creation -
request for proposal - state librarian duties - report - legislative declaration
- definitions. (2) Subject to available appropriations NO LATER THAN
DECEMBER 31, 2021, the state librarian in the department of education shall
contract with a Colorado nonprofit organization for the creation and operation
of the Colorado imagination library program. The contractor shall:
(c) Develop, promote, and coordinate a public awareness campaign to
make donors aware of the opportunity to donate to the affiliate program and IN
COORDINATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ENSURE ALIGNMENT
WITH THE "COLORADO READ ACT", PART 12 OF ARTICLE 7 OF TITLE 22,
INCLUDING ANY PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FOR THE "COLORADO READ
ACT", AND TO make the public aware of the opportunity to register eligible
children to receive FREE books through the program; and
(e) PROVIDE FOR A HIGH-QUALITY INDEPENDENT EVALUATION OF THE
IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM ON CHILD AND FAMILY OUTCOMES, INCLUDING CHILD
LITERACY AND PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT; AND
(f) ESTABLISH A DISTRESSED AFFILIATE FUND USING GIFTS, GRANTS, OR
DONATIONS TO HELP COUNTY-BASED AFFILIATE PROGRAMS THAT HAVE
FINANCIAL DIFFICULTY MEETING THE COUNTY-BASED AFFILIATE PROGRAMS'
FUNDING REQUIREMENTS.
(4) (a) The contractor, in operating the program pursuant to subsection
(2) of this section, shall pay to the national nonprofit foundation fifty percent
of the statewide cost to provide FREE books to eligible children enrolled in the
program, as determined by the national nonprofit foundation. THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY SHALL ANNUALLY APPROPRIATE MONEY FROM THE GENERAL FUND
TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR THE STATE LIBRARIAN TO DISTRIBUTE
TO THE CONTRACTOR FOR THE STATE'S SHARE OF THE COST TO PROVIDE THE
BOOKS.
(6) (a) IT IS THE INTENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO PROVIDE FULL
FUNDING BY 2026 FOR ANY ELIGIBLE CHILD WHO WANTS PARTICIPATE IN THE
PROGRAM.
(b) FOR THE 2022-23 STATE FISCAL YEAR, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SHALL APPROPRIATE NINE HUNDRED SEVEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FORTY
DOLLARS FOR THE COLORADO IMAGINATION LIBRARY AND SHALL INCREASE THE
APPROPRIATION IN SUBSEQUENT FISCAL YEARS AS NECESSARY TO MEET THE
INTENTION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SET FORTH IN SUBSECTION (6)(a) OF THIS
SECTION.
(c) TWENTY PERCENT OF MONEY APPROPRIATED FOR THE 2021-22
STATE FISCAL YEAR, AND TEN PERCENT OF MONEY APPROPRIATED FOR THE
2022-23 FISCAL YEAR AND EACH FISCAL YEAR THEREAFTER, MAY BE USED FOR
THE CONTRACTOR OPERATING THE PROGRAM FOR DUTIES SET FORTH IN
SUBSECTIONS (2)(a) TO (2)(f) OF THIS SECTION.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.


Amendment No. 4(L.009), by Senator Zenzinger.

Amend printed bill, page 17, after line 24 insert:
"SECTION 18. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend 22-33-201.5 as
follows:
22-33-201.5. Definitions. For purposes of AS USED IN this part 2, unless
the context otherwise requires:
(1) "BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT PLAN" MEANS AN ACTION PLAN TO
ADDRESS BEHAVIORAL, ATTENDANCE, AND TRUANCY ISSUES, INCLUDING
APPROPRIATE SERVICES AND SUPPORTS THAT ARE DEVELOPED IN COORDINATION
WITH STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL.
(2) "CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM" MEANS A STUDENT IS ABSENT FOR ANY
REASON, EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED, TEN PERCENT OR MORE OF THE DAYS FOR
WHICH THE STUDENT IS ENROLLED IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL
YEAR.
(1) (3) "Educational services" means any of the following types of
services to provide instruction in the academic areas of reading, writing,
mathematics, science, and social studies TO MEET STATE ACADEMIC
STANDARDS, REDUCE COURSE FAILURE, AND INCREASE POSTSECONDARY AND
WORKFORCE READINESS:
(a) Tutoring services, COURSE REMEDIATION, CREDIT RECOVERY, AND
SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION SERVICES;
(b) Alternative educational programs; AND
(c) Career and technical education programs, WORK-BASED LEARNING
OPPORTUNITIES, AND CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT.
(2) (4) "Facility school" means an approved facility school as defined
in section 22-2-402 (1).
SECTION 19. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend 22-33-202 as
follows:
22-33-202. Identification of at-risk students - attendance issues -
disproportionate discipline practices. (1) Each school district shall adopt
policies to identify students IN PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE
who are at risk of suspension or expulsion from school. Students identified may
include those who are truant, who have been or are likely to be declared
habitually truant, or who are likely to be declared habitually disruptive
DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL DUE TO CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM AND DISCIPLINARY
ACTIONS, INCLUDING CLASSROOM REMOVAL, SUSPENSION, AND EXPULSION. The
school district shall provide students IN PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH
GRADE who are identified as at risk of suspension or expulsion DROPPING OUT
OF SCHOOL DUE TO CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM OR DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS with a
plan to provide the necessary support services to help them avoid expulsion
REMAIN IN SCHOOL. The school district shall work with the student's parent or
guardian in providing the services and may provide the services through
agreements with appropriate local governmental agencies, appropriate state
agencies, community-based organizations, and institutions of higher education
entered into pursuant to section 22-33-204. The failure of the school district to
identify a student for participation in an expulsion-prevention program or the
failure of such program to remediate a student's behavior shall not be grounds
to prevent school personnel from proceeding with appropriate disciplinary
measures or used in any way as a defense in an expulsion proceeding.
(2) Each school district may provide ATTENDANCE SUPPORTS,
BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION, AND educational services to students IN
PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE who are identified as at risk of
suspension or expulsion from school DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL DUE TO
CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM OR DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS, INCLUDING CLASSROOM
REMOVAL, SUSPENSION, AND EXPULSION. Any school district that provides
educational services to students IN PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH
GRADE who are at risk of suspension or expulsion DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL
DUE TO CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM OR DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS may apply for
moneys MONEY through the expelled and at-risk student services grant program
established in section 22-33-205 to assist in providing such ATTENDANCE
SUPPORTS, BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION, AND educational services.
SECTION 20. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-33-203, amend (2)
and (4) as follows:
22-33-203. Educational alternatives for expelled students.
(2) (a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection (2)
SUBSECTION (2)(b) OF THIS SECTION, upon request of a student or the student's
parent or guardian, the school district shall provide, for any student who is
expelled from the school district, any educational services that are deemed
appropriate for the student by the school district. The educational services
provided must be designed to enable the student to return to the school in which
he or she was enrolled prior to expulsion, to successfully complete the high
school equivalency examination, or to enroll in a nonpublic nonparochial school
or in an alternative school, including but not limited to a charter school. or a
pilot school established pursuant to article 38 of this title. The expelling school
district shall determine the amount of credit the student must receive toward
graduation for the educational services provided pursuant to this section.
(b) The educational services provided pursuant to this section are
designed to provide a second chance for the student to succeed in achieving an
education. While receiving educational services, a student may be suspended
or expelled pursuant to the conduct and discipline code of the school district
providing the educational services and the provisions of part 1 of this article
ARTICLE 33. Except as required by federal law, the expelling school district is
not required to provide educational services to any student who is suspended or
expelled while receiving educational services pursuant to this section until the
period of the suspension or expulsion is completed.
(c) (I) Educational services provided pursuant to this section shall be
provided by the expelling school district; except that the expelling school
district may provide educational services either directly or in cooperation with
one or more other school districts, boards of cooperative services, charter
schools, OR nonpublic nonparochial schools or pilot schools established
pursuant to article 38 of this title under contract with the expelling school
district. Any program of educational services provided by a nonpublic
nonparochial school shall be IS subject to approval by the state board of
education pursuant to section 22-2-107.
(II) Educational services may be provided by the school district through
agreements entered into pursuant to section 22-33-204. The expelling school
district need not provide the educational services on school district property.
Any expelled student receiving educational services shall be included in the
expelling school district's pupil enrollment as defined in section 22-54-103 (10).
(d) If an expelled student is receiving educational services delivered by
a school district other than the expelling school district, by a charter school in
a school district other than the expelling school district, by a board of
cooperative services, OR by a nonpublic nonparochial school, or by a pilot
school pursuant to an agreement entered into pursuant to subparagraph (I) of
paragraph (c) of this subsection (2) the expelling school district shall transfer
ninety-five percent of the district per-pupil revenues, as defined in section
22-30.5-112 (2)(a.5)(II) to the school district, charter school, nonpublic
nonparochial school, OR board of cooperative services or pilot school that is
providing educational services, reduced in proportion to the amount of time
remaining in the school year at the time the student begins receiving educational
services.
(e) Any school district, charter school, nonpublic nonparochial school,
OR board of cooperative services or pilot school that is providing educational
services to expelled students pursuant to this subsection (2) may apply for
moneys MONEY through the expelled student services grant program established
in section 22-33-205 to assist in providing educational services.
(4) In addition to the educational services required under this section,
a student who is at risk of suspension or expulsion OF DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL
DUE TO CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM OR DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS or has been
suspended or expelled, or the student's parent or guardian, may request any of
the services provided by the school district through an agreement entered into
pursuant to section 22-33-204, and the school district may provide such
services.
SECTION 21. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-33-204, amend (1)
and (3); and add (1.5) as follows:
22-33-204. Services for at-risk students - agreements with state
agencies and community organizations. (1) Each school district, regardless
of the number of students expelled by the district, may enter into agreements
with appropriate local governmental agencies and, to the extent necessary, with
the managing state agencies, including the department of human services and
the department of public health and environment; with community-based
nonprofit and faith-based organizations; with nonpublic nonparochial schools;
with the department of military and veterans affairs and with public and private
institutions of higher education to work with the student's parent or guardian to
provide services to any student IN PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH
GRADE, or the student's family, who is identified as being at risk of suspension
or expulsion or who has been suspended or expelled OF DROPPING OUT OF
SCHOOL DUE TO CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM OR DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS. Any
services provided pursuant to an agreement with a nonpublic nonparochial
school are subject to approval by the state board of education pursuant to
section 22-2-107. Services provided through such agreements may include, but
are not limited to:
(a) ATTENDANCE SUPPORTS, BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS, AND
educational services required to be provided under PURSUANT TO section
22-33-203 (2) and any educational services provided to at-risk students
identified STUDENTS WHO ARE IDENTIFIED AS AT RISK OF DROPPING OUT OF
SCHOOL DUE TO CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM OR DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS pursuant to
section 22-33-202;
(b) Counseling services;
(c) Substance use disorder treatment programs;
(d) Family preservation services;
(e) and (f) (Deleted by amendment, L. 98, p. 570, § 3, effective April
30, 1998.)
(e) RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PRACTICES, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
22-32-144; AND
(f) ALTERNATIVES TO SUSPENSION SYSTEMS AND SUPPORTS.
(1.5) EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OF
STUDENTS EXPELLED BY THE DISTRICT, MAY ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH
APPROPRIATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND, TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY,
WITH THE MANAGING STATE AGENCIES AS DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS
SECTION TO PROVIDE SERVICES AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO EMPLOYEES TO
SUPPORT STUDENTS WHO ARE IDENTIFIED AS AT RISK OF DROPPING OUT OF
SCHOOL DUE TO CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM OR DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS. SERVICES
AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDED THROUGH SUCH AGREEMENTS MAY
INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
(a) ATTENDANCE, DISCIPLINE, AND GRADING POLICIES AND PRACTICE
REVIEW;
(b) TRAINING IN BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND CLASSROOM
MANAGEMENT; AND
(c) EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION TRAINING, INCLUDING
ANTI-BIAS TRAINING.
(3) Each school district shall use a portion of its per-pupil revenues to
provide services under agreements entered into pursuant to this section for each
student who is at risk of suspension or expulsion or who is suspended or
expelled FOR STUDENTS IN PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE AT
RISK OF DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL DUE TO CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM OR
DISCIPLINARY ACTION TO IMPLEMENT THE SUPPORTS AND SERVICES DESCRIBED
IN SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION. In addition, the school district may use
federal moneys, moneys MONEY, MONEY received from any other state
appropriation, and moneys MONEY received from any other public or private
grant to provide said services.
SECTION 22. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend 22-33-205 as
follows:
22-33-205. Services for expelled and at-risk students - grants -
criteria. (1) (a) There is hereby established in the department of education the
expelled and at-risk student services grant program, referred to in this section
as the "program". The program shall provide PROVIDES grants to school
districts, to charter schools, to alternative schools within school districts, to
nonpublic nonparochial schools, to boards of cooperative services, AND to
facility schools and to pilot schools established pursuant to article 38 of this title
to assist them in providing educational services, and other services provided
pursuant to section 22-33-204; to expelled students pursuant to section
22-33-203 (2); to students at risk of expulsion STUDENTS WHO ARE IDENTIFIED
AS AT RISK OF DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL DUE TO CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM OR
DISCIPLINARY ACTION as identified pursuant to section 22-33-202 (1); and to
truant students PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 22-33-107 (3) AND 22-33-108 (5).
NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS MAY APPLY FOR A GRANT PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
ONLY TO FUND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE
STATE BOARD PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-2-107.
(b) In addition to school districts, charter schools, alternative schools
within school districts, nonpublic, nonparochial schools, boards of cooperative
services, facility schools, and pilot schools, the department of military and
veterans affairs may apply for a grant pursuant to the provisions of this section
to assist the department with a program to provide educational services to
expelled students; except that nonpublic, nonparochial schools may only apply
for a grant pursuant to the provisions of this section to fund educational services
that have been approved by the state board pursuant to section 22-2-107. The
department shall follow application procedures established by the department
of education pursuant to subsection (2) of this section. The department of
education shall determine whether to award a grant to the department of
military and veterans affairs and the amount of the grant.
(c) Grants awarded pursuant to this section shall be paid for out of any
moneys MONEY appropriated to the department of education for implementation
of the program.
(2) (a) The state board by rule shall establish application procedures by
which a school district, a charter school, an alternative school within a school
district, a nonpublic nonparochial school, a board of cooperative services, a
facility school or a pilot school may annually apply for a grant under the
program. At a minimum, the application shall include a plan for provision of
educational services, including the type of educational services to be provided,
the estimated cost of providing such educational services, and the criteria that
will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the educational services provided.
THE STATE BOARD SHALL ADOPT RULES PURSUANT TO THE "STATE
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT", ARTICLE 4 OF TITLE 24, FOR THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RULES
REGARDING:
(a) THE APPLICATION TIMELINE AND PROCEDURES BY WHICH A SCHOOL
DISTRICT, A CHARTER SCHOOL, AN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL WITHIN A SCHOOL
DISTRICT, A NONPUBLIC SCHOOL, A BOARD OF COOPERATIVE SERVICES, OR A
FACILITY SCHOOL MAY ANNUALLY APPLY FOR A GRANT UNDER THE PROGRAM;
(b) THE GRANT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS, WHICH AT A MINIMUM
MUST INCLUDE:
(I) A PLAN TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, ATTENDANCE
SUPPORTS, AND BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS. THE PLAN MUST ADDRESS:
(A) DISPROPORTIONATE DISCIPLINE PRACTICES, CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM, AND
ALTERNATIVES TO SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION; AND
(B) EFFECTIVE ATTENDANCE AND DISCIPLINE SYSTEMS, WHICH MAY
INCLUDE MULTI-TIERED SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT, POSITIVE BEHAVIOR
INTERVENTION MODELS, AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PRACTICES AS DESCRIBED
IN SECTION 22-32-144;
(II) A DESCRIPTION OF THE SUPPORTS AND SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED,
INCLUDING THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS SERVED AND HOW THE EFFECTIVENESS
OF THE SUPPORTS AND SERVICES WILL BE DETERMINED AND MEASURED; AND
(III) THE TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO ENSURE
THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUPPORTS, SERVICES, AND PROGRAMMING,
WHICH MAY INCLUDE EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION TRAINING;
(b) (c) The state board shall CRITERIA to determine which of the
applicants shall receive grants and the amount of each grant. In awarding grants,
the state board shall consider the following criteria:
(I) The costs incurred by the applicant in providing educational services
to expelled or at-risk students pursuant to the provisions of this part 2 during the
school year preceding the school year for which the grant is requested; THE
QUALITY OF STUDENT SUPPORTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THE PLAN AND
THE LIKELIHOOD THAT THE PLAN WILL ACHIEVE ITS INTENDED RESULTS,
INCLUDING:
(A) INCREASING ACADEMIC SUCCESS;
(B) REDUCING CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM;
(C) DECREASING CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE CODE VIOLATIONS;
(D) INCREASING AGE-APPROPRIATE AND DEVELOPMENTALLY
APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINE METHODS; AND
(E) INCREASING STUDENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT;
(II) (Deleted by amendment, L. 98, p. 570, § 4, effective April 30,
1998.)
(III) The number of expelled, at-risk, or truant CHRONICALLY ABSENT
students who are receiving ATTENDANCE AND BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND
educational services through the applicant under agreements entered into
pursuant to the provisions of this part 2 during the school year preceding the
year for which the grant is requested;
(IV) The quality of educational services to be provided by the applicant
under the plan;
(V) The cost-effectiveness of the educational services to be provided
under the plan, INCLUDING THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING REQUESTED BY THE
APPLICANT IN RELATION TO THE COST OF THE SUPPORTS AND SERVICES TO BE
PROVIDED UNDER THE PLAN;
(VI) The amount of funding received by the applicant in relation to the
cost of the educational services provided under the plan THE
COST-EFFECTIVENESS AND QUALITY OF THE SERVICES DESCRIBED IN SECTION
22-33-204 (1.5) TO BE PROVIDED BY THE APPLICANT UNDER THE PLAN TO
EMPLOYEES WHO SUPPORT STUDENTS AT RISK OF DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL DUE
TO CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION; and
(VII) If the applicant is seeking to renew a grant or has been awarded
a grant pursuant to this section in the previous five years, the demonstrated
effectiveness of the educational services funded by the previous grant OF
SERVICES FUNDED BY THE PREVIOUS GRANT.
(3) The state board shall annually award at least forty-five percent of
any moneys appropriated for the program to applicants that provide educational
services to students from more than one school district and at least one-half of
any increase in the appropriation for the program for the 2009-10 fiscal year to
applicants that provide services and supports that are designed to reduce the
number of truancy cases requiring court involvement and that also reflect the
best interests of students and families. The services and supports shall include,
but need not be limited to, alternatives to guardian ad litem representation in
truancy proceedings.
(4) The department of education is authorized to retain up to one
percent of any money appropriated for the program for the purpose of annually
evaluating the program. The department of education is authorized and
encouraged to retain up to an additional two percent of any money appropriated
for the program for the purpose of partnering with organizations or agencies
that provide services and supports that are designed to reduce the number of
truancy cases requiring court involvement and that also reflect the best interests
of students and families. The services and supports shall include, but need not
be limited to, alternatives to guardian ad litem representation in truancy
proceedings. Notwithstanding section 24-1-136 (11)(a)(I), on or before January
1, 2006, and on or before January 1 each year thereafter, the department of
education shall report to the education committees of the house of
representatives and the senate, or any successor committees, the evaluation
findings on the outcomes and the effectiveness of the program related to school
attendance, attachment, and achievement. The report shall also include specific
information on the efficacy of services and supports that provide alternatives to
court involvement and guardian ad litem representation in truancy proceedings.
AT A MINIMUM, THE REPORT MUST INCLUDE:
(a) SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON THE EFFICACY OF SERVICES AND
SUPPORTS TO REDUCE TRUANCY COURT REFERRALS AND PROVIDE
ALTERNATIVES TO TRUANCY COURT INVOLVEMENT;
(b) THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PROGRAM-RELATED ATTENDANCE,
SUPPORTIVE SCHOOL DISCIPLINE, AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, WHICH INCLUDE:
(I) ACADEMIC MEASURES, SUCH AS REDUCTION IN COURSE FAILURE,
INCREASE IN GRADE POINT AVERAGE, AND ACCRUAL FOR CREDITS AT THE HIGH
SCHOOL LEVEL;
(II) ATTENDANCE MEASURES, SUCH AS INCREASED ATTENDANCE RATES
AND REDUCTIONS IN CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM;
(III) BEHAVIOR AND DISCIPLINE MEASURES, SUCH AS A DECLINE IN
CLASSROOM REMOVAL, SUSPENSIONS, AND EXPULSION; A DECREASE IN
EXCLUSIONARY DISCIPLINE ACTIONS; AND A REDUCTION IN REFERRALS TO LAW
ENFORCEMENT, ARRESTS, AND TICKETING;
(IV) STUDENT ENGAGEMENT MEASURES, SUCH AS STUDENT AND
PARENT ENGAGEMENT WITH THE SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE PLAN,
PARTICIPATION IN PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES, AND THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS
AND FAMILIES SERVED BY GRANT-FUNDED SERVICES;
(V) EFFICACY OF SERVICES AND SUPPORTS THAT ADDRESS
DISPROPORTIONATE DISCIPLINE RATES AND THE CREATION OF AGE-APPROPRIATE
AND DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINE SYSTEMS; AND
(VI) EFFECTIVENESS OF TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
PROVIDED BY THE GRANT FUNDS.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

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


House Journal, May 20
50 SB21-268 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
51 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
52 recommendation:
53
54 Amend reengrossed bill, page 13, strike line 17 and substitute "add (3)
55 as follows:".
1 Page 13, line 19, strike "zones. (1) Three years after the local" and
2 substitute "zones - repeal. (3) (a) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF
3 THIS SECTION TO THE CONTRARY, A LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD:
4 (I) SHALL NOT REVIEW AN EXISTING INNOVATION SCHOOL,
5 INNOVATION SCHOOL ZONE, OR A PUBLIC SCHOOL INCLUDED IN AN
6 INNOVATION SCHOOL ZONE OR MAKE ANY REVISIONS TO AN EXISTING
7 INNOVATION SCHOOL PLAN OR INNOVATION SCHOOL ZONE PLAN PURSUANT
8 TO THIS SECTION DURING THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR; AND
9 (II) SHALL NOT MAKE REVISIONS TO AN EXISTING INNOVATION
10 SCHOOL OR INNOVATION SCHOOL ZONE PLAN THAT HAVE NOT BEEN
11 APPROVED BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBSECTION (3).
12 (b) THIS SUBSECTION (3) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2022.".
13
14 Page 13, strike lines 20 through 27.
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16 Page 14, strike lines 1 through 13.
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18 Page 19, line 21, strike "Each" and substitute "IN PROVIDING NECESSARY
19 SUPPORT SERVICES PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION, each".
20
21 Page 19, line 27, after "provides" insert "ATTENDANCE SUPPORTS,
22 BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION, OR".
23
24 Page 21, lines 8 and 9, strike "in cooperation" and substitute "in
25 cooperation PURSUANT TO AN AGREEMENT".
26
27 Page 21, line 10, strike the second "schools" and substitute "schools.".
28
29 Page 21, lines 11 and 12, strike "under contract with the expelling school
30 district." and substitute "under contract with the expelling school
31 district.".
32
33 Page 21, strike lines 25 through 27 and substitute "nonparochial school,
34 or by a pilot school pursuant to an agreement entered into pursuant to
35 subparagraph (I) of paragraph (c) of this subsection (2) SUBSECTION
36 (2)(c)(I) OF THIS SECTION, the expelling school district shall transfer
37 ninety-five".
38
39 Page 28, line 17, strike "plan" and substitute "plan; and".
40
41 Page 28, line 21, strike "and".
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43 Page 28, line 25, strike "GRANT." and substitute "GRANT; AND".
44
45 Page 28, after line 25 insert:
46 "(VIII) THE NEED FOR SERVICES IN RURAL, SUBURBAN, AND URBAN
47 COMMUNITIES.".
48
49

House Journal, June 2
1 SB21-268 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, strike lines 23 through 25 and substitute
6 "STABILIZATION FACTOR, IS NOT LESS THAN SEVEN BILLION NINE HUNDRED
7 EIGHTY-EIGHT MILLION FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY-SEVEN THOUSAND SEVEN
8 HUNDRED ELEVEN DOLLARS ($7,988,527,711); EXCEPT THAT THE
9 DEPARTMENT OF".
10
11 Page 15, strike lines 13 through 27.
12
13 Strike page 16.
14
15 Page 17, strike lines 1 through 25.
16
17 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
18
19 Page 32, after line 25 insert:
20 "SECTION 25. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-35-114, add
21 (2.5) as follows:
22 22-35-114. Concurrent enrollment expansion and innovation
23 grant program - created - report - rules - legislative declaration.
24 (2.5) (a) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDS AND DECLARES THAT:
25 (I) ON MARCH 11, 2021, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ENACTED
26 THE "AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021" (ARPA), PUB.L. 117-2, AS
27 THE ACT MAY BE SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED, PURSUANT TO WHICH
28 COLORADO WILL RECEIVE $3,828,761,790 FROM THE FEDERAL
29 CORONAVIRUS STATE FISCAL RECOVERY FUND TO BE USED FOR CERTAIN
30 SPECIFIED PURPOSES, INCLUDING "TO RESPOND TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH
2019 31 EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE
32 (COVID-19) OR ITS NEGATIVE ECONOMIC IMPACTS, INCLUDING
33 ASSISTANCE TO HOUSEHOLDS, SMALL BUSINESSES, AND NONPROFITS, OR
34 AID TO IMPACTED INDUSTRIES SUCH AS TOURISM, TRAVEL, AND
35 HOSPITALITY";
602 36 (II) UNDER THE AUTHORITY GRANTED PURSUANT TO SECTION
37 (f) OF THE ARPA, THE SECRETARY OF THE UNITED STATES TREASURY
38 ADOPTED REGULATIONS PROVIDING FURTHER GUIDANCE TO STATES
39 REGARDING THE AUTHORIZED USES OF THE MONEY ALLOCATED TO STATES
40 FROM THE FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS STATE FISCAL RECOVERY FUND TO
41 RESPOND TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY OR ITS NEGATIVE ECONOMIC
42 IMPACTS, WHICH INCLUDE:
43 (A) PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO UNEMPLOYED WORKERS,
44 INCLUDING JOB TRAINING FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO WANT TO AND ARE
45 AVAILABLE FOR WORK;
46 (B) PROVIDING AID TO IMPACTED INDUSTRIES TO RESPOND TO THE
47 NEGATIVE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH
48 EMERGENCY; AND
49 (C) PROVIDING PROGRAMS, SERVICES, OR OTHER ASSISTANCE FOR
50 POPULATIONS DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 PUBLIC
51 HEALTH EMERGENCY, SUCH AS PROGRAMS OR SERVICES THAT ADDRESS OR
52 MITIGATE THE IMPACTS OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY ON
53 EDUCATION;
54
19 1 (III) COLORADO'S ECONOMIC RECOVERY FROM THE COVID-
2 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY REQUIRES A SKILLED WORKFORCE WHICH CAN
3 BE STRENGTHENED THROUGH STUDENTS COMPLETING ACADEMIC AND
4 CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION COURSES AND PROGRAMS,
5 INCLUDING INDUSTRY CREDENTIALS, AND BY SUPPORTING THE EDUCATOR
6 WORKFORCE IN ATTAINING THE CREDENTIALS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE
7 IN CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN LOCAL EDUCATION
8 PROVIDERS AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION;
9 (IV) STUDENTS FROM LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES, STUDENTS
10 FROM COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, AND FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS FACE
11 INCREASED CHALLENGES DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE LOSS
12 OF STUDENT AND HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN PAYING FOR THE COSTS
13 ASSOCIATED WITH OBTAINING WORKFORCE SKILLS AND IN COMPLETING
14 ACADEMIC AND CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION COURSES AND
15 PROGRAMS, INCLUDING INDUSTRY CREDENTIALS; AND
16 (V) WITHOUT ACCESS TO LOW-COST ACADEMIC AND CAREER AND
17 TECHNICAL EDUCATION COURSES AND PROGRAMS TO MITIGATE THE
18 IMPACTS OF THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY ON STUDENTS
19 FROM LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES, STUDENTS FROM COMMUNITIES OF
20 COLOR, AND FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS, THESE STUDENTS MAY FACE
21 LONG-TERM, NEGATIVE EDUCATIONAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS FROM THE
22 COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY.
23 (b) THEREFORE, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DECLARES THAT
24 APPROPRIATING A PORTION OF THE FEDERAL MONEY FOR THE CONCURRENT
25 ENROLLMENT EXPANSION AND INNOVATION GRANT PROGRAM CREATED IN
26 THIS SECTION WILL PROVIDE THE KIND OF ASSISTANCE FOR WHICH
27 COLORADO WILL RECEIVE MONEY FROM THE FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS
28 STATE FISCAL RECOVERY FUND AND THEREFORE IS AN APPROPRIATE AND
29 LAWFUL USE OF THE MONEY TRANSFERRED TO COLORADO UNDER THE
30 "AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021".
31 (c) THIS SUBSECTION (2.5) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2026.".
32 SECTION 26. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-54-138, add
33 (2.5) as follows:
34 22-54-138. Career development success program - created -
35 funding - report - legislative declaration - definitions - repeal.
36 (2.5) (a) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDS AND DECLARES THAT:
37 (I) ON MARCH 11, 2021, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ENACTED
38 THE "AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021" (ARPA), PUB.L. 117-2, AS
39 THE ACT MAY BE SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED, PURSUANT TO WHICH
40 COLORADO WILL RECEIVE $3,828,761,790 FROM THE FEDERAL
41 CORONAVIRUS STATE FISCAL RECOVERY FUND TO BE USED FOR CERTAIN
42 SPECIFIED PURPOSES, INCLUDING "TO RESPOND TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH
2019 43 EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE
44 (COVID-19) OR ITS NEGATIVE ECONOMIC IMPACTS, INCLUDING
45 ASSISTANCE TO HOUSEHOLDS, SMALL BUSINESSES, AND NONPROFITS, OR
46 AID TO IMPACTED INDUSTRIES SUCH AS TOURISM, TRAVEL, AND
47 HOSPITALITY";
602 48 (II) UNDER THE AUTHORITY GRANTED PURSUANT TO SECTION
49 (f) OF THE ARPA, THE SECRETARY OF THE UNITED STATES TREASURY
50 ADOPTED REGULATIONS PROVIDING FURTHER GUIDANCE TO STATES
51 REGARDING THE AUTHORIZED USES OF THE MONEY ALLOCATED TO STATES
52 FROM THE FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS STATE FISCAL RECOVERY FUND TO
53 RESPOND TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY OR ITS NEGATIVE ECONOMIC
54 IMPACTS, WHICH INCLUDE:
55
1 (A) PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO UNEMPLOYED WORKERS,
2 INCLUDING JOB TRAINING FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO WANT TO AND ARE
3 AVAILABLE FOR WORK;
4 (B) PROVIDING AID TO IMPACTED INDUSTRIES TO RESPOND TO THE
5 NEGATIVE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH
6 EMERGENCY; AND
7 (C) PROVIDING PROGRAMS, SERVICES, OR OTHER ASSISTANCE FOR
8 POPULATIONS DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 PUBLIC
9 HEALTH EMERGENCY, SUCH AS PROGRAMS OR SERVICES THAT ADDRESS OR
10 MITIGATE THE IMPACTS OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY ON
11 EDUCATION;
12 (III) COLORADO'S RECOVERY FROM THE COVID-19 PUBLIC
13 HEALTH EMERGENCY REQUIRES PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT A SKILLED
14 WORKFORCE AND THAT MITIGATE THE LONG-TERM, NEGATIVE IMPACTS ON
15 EDUCATIONAL AND ECONOMIC OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS;
16 (IV) STUDENTS FROM LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES, STUDENTS
17 FROM COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, AND FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS FACE
18 INCREASED CHALLENGES DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE LOSS
19 OF STUDENT AND HOUSEHOLD INCOME AND DISRUPTED LEARNING; AND
20 (V) BY INCENTIVIZING SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS
21 TO INCREASE THE PARTICIPATION OF STUDENTS IN QUALIFIED
22 INDUSTRY-CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS, QUALIFIED INTERNSHIPS, RESIDENCY,
23 CONSTRUCTION-INDUSTRY PRE-APPRENTICESHIP OR APPRENTICESHIP
24 PROGRAMS, AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAMS FOR COLLEGE CREDIT,
25 SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS HELP MITIGATE THE
26 LONG-TERM, NEGATIVE IMPACTS FROM THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH
27 EMERGENCY ON EDUCATIONAL AND ECONOMIC OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS
28 FROM LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES, STUDENTS FROM COMMUNITIES OF
29 COLOR, AND FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS.
30 (b) THEREFORE, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DECLARES THAT
31 APPROPRIATING A PORTION OF THE FEDERAL MONEY FOR THE CAREER
32 DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS PROGRAM CREATED IN THIS SECTION WILL
33 PROVIDE THE KIND OF ASSISTANCE FOR WHICH COLORADO WILL RECEIVE
34 MONEY FROM THE FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS STATE FISCAL RECOVERY FUND
35 AND THEREFORE IS AN APPROPRIATE AND LAWFUL USE OF THE MONEY
36 TRANSFERRED TO COLORADO UNDER THE "AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT
37 OF 2021".
38 (c) THIS SUBSECTION (2.5) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2026.".
39
40 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
41
42 Page 32, before line 26 insert:
43 "SECTION 24. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-54-102, add (5)
44 as follows:
45 22-54-102. Legislative declaration - statewide applicability -
46 intergovernmental agreements. (5) (a) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDS
20 47 THAT, DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC BEGINNING DURING THE 2019-
48 SCHOOL YEAR, COLORADO'S PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM HAS FACED
49 SIGNIFICANT DISRUPTIONS TO THE DELIVERY OF CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION,
50 STUDENT LEARNING, AND ACCESS TO CRITICALLY NECESSARY
51 NUTRITIONAL, HEALTH, AND SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES.
52 THEREFORE, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDS THAT:
53 (I) A WORLD-CLASS PUBLIC EDUCATION IS CRITICAL TO MEETING
54 THE WORKFORCE DEMANDS FOR COLORADO'S ECONOMY;
55
1 (II) THE CHANGING REALITIES OF COLORADO'S POST-PANDEMIC
2 ECONOMY DEMAND THAT STUDENTS BE AGILE LEARNERS ABLE TO
3 CONTINUOUSLY LEARN, ADAPT, AND SHIFT INTO NEW ROLES BY
4 D E V ELOPING C RIT IC A L T H IN K IN G , C O LLA BO R A T IO N , A N D
5 PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS; AND
6 (III) THE NEEDS OF THE STATE REQUIRE THAT ALL STUDENTS,
7 INCLUDING THOSE WHO ARE UNDERSERVED OR FACE SIGNIFICANT
8 CHALLENGES IN MEETING COLORADO'S GRADUATION GUIDELINES,
9 COMPLETE HIGH SCHOOL CAREER AND COLLEGE READY.
10 (b) TO PROVIDE EACH CHILD IN THIS STATE WITH A HIGH-QUALITY
11 PUBLIC EDUCATION, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DECLARES THAT
12 COLORADO'S PUBLIC SCHOOL FINANCE FORMULA MUST BE REDESIGNED
13 AND MODERNIZED TO:
14 (I) PRIORITIZE EQUITY, FOCUSING ON INDIVIDUAL STUDENT NEEDS
15 BY INCREASING THE FUNDING FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE ECONOMICALLY
16 DISADVANTAGED AND STUDENTS WHO ARE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
17 LEARNERS; AND
18 (II) ADDRESS THE INEQUITIES IN SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNDING THAT
19 ARISE FROM THE DRAMATIC DIFFERENCES IN LOCAL PROPERTY WEALTH
20 AND MILL LEVY OVERRIDES.
21 (c) FURTHER, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DECLARES THAT, BECAUSE
22 ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER FUNDING WILL NOW BE INCLUDED IN THE
23 SCHOOL FINANCE FORMULA, IT IS APPROPRIATE TO FUND THIS INCLUSION
24 BY REDIRECTING TO THE STATE SHARE OF TOTAL PROGRAM THE AMOUNT
25 PREVIOUSLY APPROPRIATED FOR THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND
26 STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM CREATED IN SECTION 22-24-108. THE
27 GENERAL ASSEMBLY FURTHER DECLARES THAT THE REMAINING COSTS OF
28 THE SCHOOL FINANCE FORMULA CHANGES ARE OFFSET BY THE SAVINGS TO
29 THE STATE SHARE OF TOTAL PROGRAM THAT OCCUR AS A RESULT OF
30 CORRECTING THE UNAUTHORIZED REDUCTIONS IN DISTRICT PROPERTY TAX
31 MILL LEVIES AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 22-54-106 (2.1).
32 SECTION 25. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-54-103, amend
33 (1.5) and (10)(f); and add (6.5) as follows:
34 22-54-103. Definitions. As used in this article 54, unless the
35 context otherwise requires:
36 (1.5) (a) "At-risk pupils" means:
37 (I) to (IV) Repealed.
38 (V) For the 2005-06 budget year and budget years thereafter
39 THROUGH THE 2020-21 BUDGET YEAR, the number of district pupils who
40 are English language learners plus the greater of:
41 (A) The number of district pupils eligible for free lunch; or
42 (B) The number of pupils calculated in accordance with the
43 following formula:
44 District percentage of pupils eligible for free lunch x
45 District pupil enrollment.
46 (VI) FOR THE 2021-22 BUDGET YEAR AND BUDGET YEARS
47 THEREAFTER, THE GREATER OF:
48 (A) THE NUMBER OF DISTRICT PUPILS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE OR
49 REDUCED-PRICE LUNCH; OR
50 (B) THE NUMBER OF PUPILS CALCULATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH
51 THE FOLLOWING FORMULA:
52 DISTRICT PERCENTAGE OF PUPILS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE OR
53 REDUCED-PRICE LUNCH x DISTRICT PUPIL ENROLLMENT.
54 (b) For purposes of SUBSECTION (1.5)(a)(V) OF THIS SECTION:
55
1 (I) "District percentage of pupils eligible for free lunch" means the
2 district pupils eligible for free lunch in grades one through eight divided
3 by the district pupil enrollment in grades one through eight.
4 (II) "District pupil enrollment" means the pupil enrollment of the
5 district, as determined in accordance with subsection (10) of this section,
6 minus the number of pupils enrolled in the Colorado preschool program
7 pursuant to article 28 of this title TITLE 22 and the number of
8 three-year-old or four-year-old pupils with disabilities receiving
9 educational programs pursuant to article 20 of this title TITLE 22.
10 (III) "District pupils eligible for free lunch" means the number of
11 pupils included in the district pupil enrollment who are eligible for free
12 lunch pursuant to the provisions of the federal "Richard B. Russell
13 National School Lunch Act", 42 U.S.C. sec. 1751 et seq.
14 (IV) "District pupils who are English language learners" means
15 the number of pupils included in the district pupil enrollment for the
16 preceding budget year who were not eligible for free lunch pursuant to the
17 provisions of the federal "Richard B. Russell National School Lunch
18 Act", 42 U.S.C. sec. 1751 et seq., and who are English language learners,
19 as defined in section 22-24-103 (4), and:
20 (A) Whose scores were not included in calculating school
21 academic performance grades as provided in section 22-7-1006.3; or
22 (B) Who took an assessment administered pursuant to section
23 22-7-1006.3 in a language other than English.
24 (c) FOR PURPOSES OF SUBSECTION (1.5)(a)(VI) OF THIS SECTION:
25 (I) "DISTRICT PERCENTAGE OF PUPILS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE OR
26 REDUCED-PRICE LUNCH" MEANS THE DISTRICT PUPILS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE
27 OR REDUCED-PRICE LUNCH IN GRADES ONE THROUGH EIGHT DIVIDED BY
28 THE DISTRICT PUPIL ENROLLMENT IN GRADES ONE THROUGH EIGHT.
29 (II) "DISTRICT PUPIL ENROLLMENT" MEANS THE PUPIL
30 ENROLLMENT OF THE DISTRICT, AS DETERMINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH
31 SUBSECTION (10) OF THIS SECTION, MINUS THE NUMBER OF PUPILS
32 ENROLLED IN THE COLORADO PRESCHOOL PROGRAM PURSUANT TO
33 ARTICLE 28 OF THIS TITLE 22 AND THE NUMBER OF THREE-YEAR-OLD OR
34 FOUR-YEAR-OLD PUPILS WITH DISABILITIES RECEIVING EDUCATIONAL
35 PROGRAMS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 20 OF THIS TITLE 22.
36 (III) "DISTRICT PUPILS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE OR REDUCED-PRICE
37 LUNCH" MEANS THE NUMBER OF PUPILS INCLUDED IN THE DISTRICT PUPIL
38 ENROLLMENT WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE OR REDUCED-PRICE LUNCH
39 PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE FEDERAL "RICHARD B. RUSSELL
40 NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT", 42 U.S.C. SEC. 1751 ET SEQ.
41 (c) (d) For purposes of this subsection (1.5), at-risk pupils shall be
42 ARE counted in the same manner as pupils are counted pursuant to
43 subsection (10) of this section.
44 (6.5) "ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER PUPILS" MEANS THE NUMBER
45 OF DISTRICT PUPILS WHO ARE ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS, AS DEFINED
46 IN SECTION 22-24-103 (4), AND FOR WHOM THE DISTRICT RECEIVED
47 FUNDING PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-24-104 (3)(b)(I).
48 (10) (f) In certifying the district's pupil enrollment to the state
49 board pursuant to the provisions of section 22-54-112, the district shall
50 specify the number of pupils enrolled in kindergarten through twelfth
51 grade, specifying those who are enrolled as full-time pupils and those
52 who are enrolled as less than full-time pupils; the number of expelled
53 pupils receiving educational services pursuant to section 22-33-203; the
54 number of pupils enrolled in the district's preschool program; the number
55 of pupils receiving educational programs under the "Exceptional
1 Children's Educational Act", article 20 of this title 22; and the number of
2 at-risk pupils; AND THE NUMBER OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER PUPILS.
3 SECTION 26. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-54-104, amend
4 (2)(a)(IX) introductory portion, (2)(b) introductory portion, (2)(b)(II),
5 (3.5) introductory portion, and (3.5)(d)(III); and add (2)(a)(X),
6 (3.5)(d)(IV), and (4.3) as follows:
7 22-54-104. District total program - definitions.
8 (2) (a) (IX) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection (2),
9 paragraph (g) of subsection (5) or subsection (6) SUBSECTION (5)(g) of
10 this section, or section 22-54-104.3, a district's total program for the
11 2009-10 budget year and budget years thereafter shall be THROUGH THE
12 2020-21 BUDGET YEAR IS the greater of the following:
13 (X) EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS SUBSECTION (2),
14 SUBSECTION (5)(g) OF THIS SECTION, OR SECTION 22-54-104.3, A
15 DISTRICT'S TOTAL PROGRAM FOR THE 2021-22 BUDGET YEAR AND BUDGET
16 YEARS THEREAFTER IS THE GREATER OF THE FOLLOWING:
17 (A) (DISTRICT PER PUPIL FUNDING x (DISTRICT FUNDED PUPIL
18 COUNT - DISTRICT ONLINE PUPIL ENROLLMENT - DISTRICT EXTENDED HIGH
19 SCHOOL PUPIL ENROLLMENT)) + DISTRICT AT-RISK FUNDING + DISTRICT
20 ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER FUNDING + DISTRICT ONLINE FUNDING +
21 DISTRICT EXTENDED HIGH SCHOOL FUNDING; OR
22 (B) (MINIMUM PER PUPIL FUNDING x (DISTRICT FUNDED PUPIL
23 COUNT - DISTRICT ONLINE PUPIL ENROLLMENT - DISTRICT EXTENDED HIGH
24 SCHOOL PUPIL ENROLLMENT)) + DISTRICT ONLINE FUNDING + DISTRICT
25 EXTENDED HIGH SCHOOL FUNDING.
26 (b) If the district percentage of at-risk pupils is greater than the
27 statewide average percentage of at-risk pupils and the district's funded
28 pupil count is greater than four hundred fifty-nine, the district's total
29 program shall be IS the lesser of:
21 30 (II) (A) FOR THE 2009-10 BUDGET YEAR THROUGH THE 2020-
31 BUDGET YEAR, the district's total program as calculated by: Adding the
32 amount determined by multiplying the district's per pupil funding by four
33 hundred fifty-nine to the amount determined by multiplying 12% of the
34 district's per pupil funding by the district's at-risk pupils; then dividing the
35 sum of those two amounts by four hundred fifty-nine; then multiplying
36 the resulting amount by the district's funded pupil count minus the
37 district's online pupil enrollment; and then adding the district's online
38 funding.
39 (A.5) FOR THE 2021-22 BUDGET YEAR AND BUDGET YEARS
40 THEREAFTER, THE DISTRICT'S TOTAL PROGRAM AS CALCULATED BY:
41 ADDING THE AMOUNT DETERMINED BY MULTIPLYING THE DISTRICT'S PER
42 PUPIL FUNDING BY FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE TO THE AMOUNT
43 DETERMINED BY MULTIPLYING 12% OF THE DISTRICT'S PER PUPIL FUNDING
44 BY THE DISTRICT'S AT-RISK PUPILS AND THE AMOUNT DETERMINED BY
45 MULTIPLYING 8% OF THE DISTRICT'S PER PUPIL FUNDING BY THE DISTRICT'S
46 ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER PUPILS; THEN DIVIDING THE SUM OF THOSE
47 THREE AMOUNTS BY FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE; THEN MULTIPLYING THE
48 RESULTING AMOUNT BY THE DISTRICT'S FUNDED PUPIL COUNT MINUS THE
49 DISTRICT'S ONLINE PUPIL ENROLLMENT AND MINUS THE DISTRICT'S
50 EXTENDED HIGH SCHOOL PUPIL ENROLLMENT; AND THEN ADDING THE
51 DISTRICT'S ONLINE FUNDING AND ADDING THE DISTRICT'S EXTENDED HIGH
52 SCHOOL FUNDING.
53
1 (B) For purposes of sub-subparagraph (A) of this subparagraph
2 (II) SUBSECTIONS (2)(b)(II)(A) AND (2)(b)(II)(A.5) OF THIS SECTION only,
3 a district's per pupil funding shall be IS calculated by establishing the
4 district's per pupil funding in accordance with subsection (3) of this
5 section except using the size factor for a district with a funded pupil count
6 of four hundred fifty-nine and not the district's actual size factor.
7 (3.5) Minimum per pupil funding shall be IS:
10 8 (d) (III) (A) As used in this subsection (3.5), for the 2009-
9 budget year and budget years thereafter THROUGH THE 2020-21 BUDGET
10 YEAR, "minimum per pupil funding base" means the total of the
11 calculation specified in sub-subparagraph (B) of this subparagraph (III)
12 SUBSECTION (3.5)(d)(III)(B) OF THIS SECTION for all districts for the
13 budget year divided by the statewide funded pupil count minus the
14 statewide online pupil enrollment and minus the statewide extended high
15 school pupil enrollment, for said budget year.
16 (B) The following calculation shall be IS used for the purpose of
17 determining the minimum per pupil funding base pursuant to this
18 subparagraph (III) SUBSECTION (3.5)(d)(III):
19 (District per pupil funding x (District funded pupil count -
20 District online pupil enrollment - District extended high
21 school pupil enrollment)) + District at-risk funding.
22 22 (IV) (A) AS USED IN THIS SUBSECTION (3.5), FOR THE 2021-
23 BUDGET YEAR AND BUDGET YEARS THEREAFTER, "MINIMUM PER PUPIL
24 FUNDING BASE" MEANS THE TOTAL OF THE CALCULATION SPECIFIED IN
25 SUBSECTION (3.5)(d)(IV)(B) OF THIS SECTION FOR ALL DISTRICTS FOR THE
26 BUDGET YEAR DIVIDED BY THE STATEWIDE FUNDED PUPIL COUNT MINUS
27 THE STATEWIDE ONLINE PUPIL ENROLLMENT AND MINUS THE STATEWIDE
28 EXTENDED HIGH SCHOOL PUPIL ENROLLMENT, FOR THE APPLICABLE
29 BUDGET YEAR.
30 (B) THE FOLLOWING CALCULATION IS USED TO DETERMINE THE
31 MINIMUM PER PUPIL FUNDING BASE PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION
32 (3.5)(d)(IV):
33 (DISTRICT PER PUPIL FUNDING x (DISTRICT FUNDED PUPIL
34 COUNT - DISTRICT ONLINE PUPIL ENROLLMENT - DISTRICT
35 EXTENDED HIGH SCHOOL PUPIL ENROLLMENT)) + DISTRICT
36 AT-RISK FUNDING + DISTRICT ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER
37 FUNDING.
38 (4.3) A DISTRICT'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER FUNDING FOR
39 THE 2021-22 BUDGET YEAR AND BUDGET YEARS THEREAFTER IS
40 DETERMINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING FORMULA:
41 (DISTRICT PER PUPIL FUNDING x 8%) x ENGLISH LANGUAGE
42 LEARNER PUPILS.
43 SECTION 27. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-54-112, add (5)
44 as follows:
45 22-54-112. Reports to the state board. (5) ON OR BEFORE
46 NOVEMBER 10, 2021, AND ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 10 OF EACH YEAR
47 THEREAFTER, IN CERTIFYING THE PUPIL ENROLLMENT PURSUANT TO
48 SUBSECTION (2) OF THIS SECTION, THE SECRETARY OF THE BOARD OF
49 EDUCATION OF EACH DISTRICT AND THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE
50 CHARTER SCHOOL INSTITUTE BOARD SHALL SPECIFY THE NUMBER OF
51 ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER PUPILS.
52 SECTION 28. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-54-104.2, add
53 (4) as follows:
54
1 22-54-104.2. Legislative declaration. (4) THE GENERAL
2 ASSEMBLY FINDS AND DECLARES THAT, FOR PURPOSES OF SECTION 17 OF
3 ARTICLE IX OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION, THE EXPANSION OF THE
103 4 DEFINITION OF "AT-RISK PUPILS", AS DEFINED IN SECTION 22-54-
5 (1.5)(a)(VI), TO INCLUDE DISTRICT PUPILS ELIGIBLE FOR REDUCED-PRICE
6 LUNCH PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE FEDERAL "RICHARD B.
7 RUSSELL NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT", 42 U.S.C. SEC. 1751 ET SEQ.,
8 AND THE ADDITION OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER FUNDING PURSUANT
9 TO SECTION 22-54-104 (4.3) ARE IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OF ACCOUNTABLE
10 PROGRAMS TO MEET STATE ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND MAY THEREFORE
11 RECEIVE FUNDING FROM THE STATE EDUCATION FUND CREATED IN SECTION
12 17 (4) OF ARTICLE IX OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION.
13 SECTION 29. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-30.5-112.1,
14 amend (1)(a)(I)(A); and add (1)(j.2), (1)(j.4), and (1)(j.6) as follows:
15 22-30.5-112.1. Charter schools - exclusive jurisdiction districts
16 - authorized on or after July 1, 2004 - financing - definitions - repeal.
17 (1) As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:
18 (a) (I) "Adjusted district per pupil revenues" means the greater of:
19 (A) The qualifying school district's per pupil funding plus the
20 qualifying school district's at-risk per pupil funding PLUS THE QUALIFYING
21 SCHOOL DISTRICT'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER PER PUPIL FUNDING; or
22 (j.2) "ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER FUNDING" MEANS THE
23 AMOUNT OF FUNDING DETERMINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMULA
24 DESCRIBED IN SECTION 22-54-104 (4.3).
25 (j.4) "ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER PER PUPIL FUNDING" MEANS
26 THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING DETERMINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
27 FOLLOWING FORMULA:
28 (THE QUALIFYING SCHOOL DISTRICT'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE
29 LEARNER FUNDING DIVIDED BY THE QUALIFYING SCHOOL
30 DISTRICT'S FUNDED PUPIL COUNT) x (THE DISTRICT CHARTER
31 SCHOOL'S PERCENTAGE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER
32 PUPILS DIVIDED BY THE QUALIFYING SCHOOL DISTRICT'S
33 PERCENTAGE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER PUPILS)
34 (j.6) "ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER PUPILS" HAS THE SAME
35 MEANING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 22-54-103 (6.5).
36 SECTION 30. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-30.5-513,
37 amend (1)(b)(I)(A); and add (d.2), (d.4), and (i.5) as follows:
38 22-30.5-513. Institute charter schools - funding - at-risk
39 supplemental aid - legislative declaration - definitions - repeal. (1) As
40 used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:
41 (b) (I) "Accounting district's adjusted per pupil revenues" means
42 the greater of:
43 (A) The accounting district's per pupil funding plus the accounting
44 district's at-risk per pupil funding PLUS THE ACCOUNTING DISTRICT'S
45 ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER FUNDING; or
46 (d.2) "ACCOUNTING DISTRICT'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER
47 FUNDING" MEANS THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE
48 LEARNER PUPILS IN THE ACCOUNTING DISTRICT DETERMINED IN
49 ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMULA DESCRIBED IN SECTION 22-54-104 (4.3).
50 (d.4) "ACCOUNTING DISTRICT'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER PER
51 PUPIL FUNDING" MEANS THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING DETERMINED IN
52 ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING FORMULA:
53
1 (THE ACCOUNTING DISTRICT'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE
2 LEARNER FUNDING DIVIDED BY THE ACCOUNTING DISTRICT'S
3 FUNDED PUPIL COUNT) x (THE INSTITUTE CHARTER
4 SCHOOL'S PERCENTAGE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER
5 PUPILS DIVIDED BY THE ACCOUNTING DISTRICT'S
6 PERCENTAGE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER PUPILS).
7 (i.5) "ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER PUPILS" HAS THE SAME
8 MEANING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 22-54-103 (6.5).".
9
10 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
11
12 Page 32, strike lines 26 and 27 and substitute:
13
14 "SECTION 31. Appropriation. For the 2021-22 state fiscal year,
15 $505,743,696 is appropriated to the department of education. This
16 appropriation consists of $478,743,696 from the general fund and
17 $27,000,000 from the state education fund created in section 17 (4)(a) of
18 article IX of the state constitution. To implement this act, the department
19 may use this appropriation for the state share of districts' total program
20 funding.".
21
22 Page 33, strike lines 1 through 3.
23
24 Page 33, line 15, strike "$4,060,500" and substitute "$4,065,000".
25
26 Page 33, line 17, strike "$8,121" and substitute "$8,130".
27
28 Page 33, after line 18 insert:
29
30 "SECTION 33. Appropriation - adjustments to 2021 long bill.
31 To implement this act, the cash funds appropriation from the state
32 education fund created in section 17 (4)(a) of article IX of the state
22 33 constitution made in the annual general appropriation act for the 2021-
34 state fiscal year to the department of education for the English language
35 learners professional development and student support program is
36 decreased by $27,000,000.".
37
38 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
39
40 Page 33, strike lines 24 through 27.
41
42 Page 34, strike lines 1 and 2.
43
44 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
45
46 Page 35, after line 17 insert:
47
48 "SECTION 35. Appropriation. (1) For the 2021-22 state fiscal
49 year, $3,500,000 is appropriated to the department of education. This
50 appropriation is from the workers, employers, and workforce centers cash
51 fund created in section 24-75-231, C.R.S., and of money the state
52 received from the federal coronavirus state fiscal recovery fund. To
53 implement this act, the department may use this appropriation as follows:
54 (a) $1,750,000 for the concurrent enrollment expansion and
55 innovation grant program; and
1 (b) $1,750,000 for the career development success program.
2 SECTION 36. Appropriation. For the 2021-22 state fiscal year,
3 $410,221 is appropriated to the department of education. This
4 appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the
5 department may use this appropriation for the Colorado imagination
6 library program.".
7
8 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
9
10

House Journal, June 2
6 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated June 2, 2021, and
7 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, June 2,
8 2021.
9
10 Amendment No. 2, Education Report, dated May 19, 2021, and placed in
11 member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May 20, 2021.
12
13 Amendment No. 3, by Representative McCluskie.
14
15 Amend Appropriations Committee Report, dated June 2, 2021, page 11,
16 line 23, after "LEARNER" insert "PER PUPIL".
17
18 Page 13 of the committee report, after line 10 add:
19
20 "Page 35 of the reengrossed bill, before line 18 insert:
21 "SECTION 37. Effective date. This act takes effect upon
22 passage; except that sections 24, 25, and 34 of this act take effect only if
23 House Bill 21-1264 is enacted and becomes law.
24
25 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.".".
26
27 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
28 Reading and Final Passage.
29

House Journal, June 3
36 Amend revised bill, page 49, line 1, strike "34" and substitute "41".
37
38 The amendment was declared passed by the following roll call vote:
39
40 YES 64 NO 1 EXCUSED 0 ABSENT
41 Amabile Y Exum Y Lynch Y Sirota Y
42 Bacon Y Froelich Y McCluskie Y Snyder Y
43 Baisley Y Geitner Y McCormick Y Soper Y
44 Benavidez Y Gonzales-Gutierrez Y McKean Y Sullivan Y
45 Bernett Y Gray Y McLachlan Y Tipper Y
46 Bird Y Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet Y Titone Y
47 Bockenfeld Y Herod Y Mullica Y Valdez A. Y
48 Boesenecker Y Holtorf Y Neville N Valdez D. Y
49 Bradfield Y Hooton Y Ortiz Y Van Beber Y
50 Caraveo Y Jackson Y Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
51 Carver Y Jodeh Y Pico Y Weissman Y
52 Catlin Y Kennedy Y Ransom Y Will Y
53 Cutter Y Kipp Y Rich Y Williams Y
54 Daugherty Y Larson Y Ricks Y Woodrow Y
1 Duran Y Lontine Y Roberts Y Woog Y
2 Esgar Y Luck Y Sandridge Y Young Y
3 Speaker Y
4
5 The question being, "Shall the bill, as amended, pass?".
6 A roll call vote was taken. As shown by the following recorded vote, a
7 majority of those elected to the House voted in the affirmative, and the
8 bill, as amended, was declared passed.
9
10 YES 60 NO 5 EXCUSED 0 ABSENT
11 Amabile Y Exum Y Lynch Y Sirota Y
12 Bacon Y Froelich Y McCluskie Y Snyder Y
13 Baisley Y Geitner Y McCormick Y Soper Y
14 Benavidez Y Gonzales-Gutierrez Y McKean Y Sullivan Y
15 Bernett Y Gray Y McLachlan Y Tipper Y
16 Bird Y Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet Y Titone Y
17 Bockenfeld Y Herod Y Mullica Y Valdez A. Y
18 Boesenecker Y Holtorf Y Neville N Valdez D. Y
19 Bradfield Y Hooton Y Ortiz Y Van Beber Y
20 Caraveo Y Jackson Y Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
21 Carver Y Jodeh Y Pico N Weissman Y
22 Catlin Y Kennedy Y Ransom Y Will Y
23 Cutter Y Kipp Y Rich Y Williams N
24 Daugherty Y Larson Y Ricks Y Woodrow Y
25 Duran Y Lontine Y Roberts Y Woog Y
26 Esgar Y Luck N Sandridge N Young Y
27 Speaker Y
28 Co-sponsor(s) added: Representative(s) Amabile, Bacon, Bernett, Bird,
29 Boesenecker, Caraveo, Cutter, Duran, Esgar, Exum, Froelich,
30 Gonzales-Gutierrez, Gray, Herod, Hooton, Jackson, Jodeh, Kennedy, Kipp,
31 Lontine, McCormick, Michaelson Jenet, Ortiz, Roberts, Sandridge, Sirota,
32 Snyder, Sullivan, Titone, Valdez D., Van Winkle, Weissman, Williams, Young,
33 Speaker
34


Fiscal Notes:

Fiscal Note

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

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--