|Bill #||Calendar Notification||Short Title||Sponsors||Bill Summary||Most Recent Status||Fiscal Note Status||Date Introduced||Amendment Link|
|HB23-1037||Tuesday, February 7 2023|
1:30 p.m. Room 0112
(2) in house calendar.
|Department Of Corrections Earned Time For College Program Completion||M. Martinez (D) / J. Gonzales (D)||Under existing law, an inmate in the custody of the department of corrections (department) may have earned time deducted from the inmate's sentence for meeting certain statutory requirements. The bill permits an inmate sentenced for a nonviolent felony offense to have earned time deducted from the inmate's sentence for each accredited degree or other credential awarded by an accredited institution of higher education to the inmate while the inmate is incarcerated, in the following amounts: One year of earned time for receiving an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree; and 6 months of earned time for receiving a certificate or other credential. The bill requires the general assembly to annually appropriate the savings incurred during the prior state fiscal year as a result of the release of inmates from correctional facilities because of earned time granted for completion of a higher education degree or credential, as follows: 50% of the savings to the department of corrections to facilitate inmates enrolling in and completing accredited higher education programs; and 50% of the savings to the department of higher education for allocation to institutions of higher education that offer accredited programs in correctional facilities.(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)||1/9/2023 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary||Fiscal impact for this bill||2023-01-09||No amendments found|
|SB23-051||Tuesday, January 31 2023|
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(1) in senate calendar.
|Conforming Workforce Development Statutes||N. Hinrichsen | T. Sullivan (D)||The office of future of work (OFW) was created in the department of labor and employment (department) by executive order of the governor in 2019 for the purpose of studying unemployment assistance. The bill creates the OFW in statute and expands the duties of the OFW. The purpose of the OFW is to: Identify opportunities for Colorado's communities to transition effectively to emerging industries; Ensure the inclusion of key stakeholders and engage partnerships across public and private sectors; Host, organize, and convene task forces, summits, and other appropriate meetings with diverse stakeholders, designed to improve the state's understanding of the social and economic impacts of the changing nature of work; Explore ways that the state can prepare for current and future impacts, including through the modernization of worker benefits and protections, the development of a skilled and resilient workforce through coordination of registered apprenticeship programs, and the identification of new policy and program solutions; and Undertake studies, research, and factual reports related to issues of concern and importance to Colorado's future workforce. The executive director of the department is required to submit a report to the governor, at least once per calendar year, that includes recommendations for potential policy initiatives. In 2021, House Bill 21-1007 created the state apprenticeship agency (SAA) in the department. The bill amends Colorado statutes to enable the United States department of labor's office of apprenticeship to recognize Colorado's state apprenticeship agency and authorize the SAA to register and oversee apprenticeship programs. To conform with regulations promulgated by the United States secretary of labor under the federal "National Apprenticeship Act", the bill: Modifies references to apprenticeships in Colorado statutes; Changes the state apprenticeship council to the council for apprenticeship in the building and construction trades; and Changes the interagency advisory committee on apprenticeship to the council for apprenticeship in new and emerging industries.(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)||1/26/2023 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole||Fiscal impact for this bill||2023-01-17||Amendments|
|SB23-087||NOT ON CALENDAR||Teacher Degree Apprenticeship Program||J. Marchman | M. Baisley (R) / C. Kipp (D) | D. Wilson (R)||As an alternative route to teacher licensure, the bill creates a teacher degree apprenticeship program (apprenticeship program), which builds on elements of current alternative teacher licensure programs, including a bachelor's degree requirement, training programs approved by the state department of education (CDE), and structured on-the-job training. The apprenticeship program is run collaboratively with the United States department of labor apprenticeship office (DOL office) and utilizes apprentice mentor teachers and apprenticeship program sponsors. The bill allows CDE to issue a teacher apprenticeship authorization (authorization) to a person (apprentice) who is employed by a school district, board of cooperative services, charter school, or institute charter school (school) who is actively registered in an apprenticeship program, and who is actively enrolled in an affiliated bachelor's degree program from an accredited institution. The authorization is valid for 4 years while the apprentice completes the bachelor's degree requirement of the program. CDE may renew the authorization for 2 years. An authorization is invalid if the apprentice withdraws from any part of the apprenticeship program or fails to make satisfactory progress. Upon application from an entity with expertise in apprenticeship or teacher preparation, CDE shall authorize the entity to serve as a teacher apprenticeship program sponsor (sponsor). Applications to serve as a sponsor must include a proposed work process schedule and related instruction required by the DOL office. CDE shall review each application and approve or disapprove the sponsor. If approved, the sponsor may apply to CDE for approval of an apprenticeship program. An apprenticeship program must meet the following criteria: Be registered with the DOL office; Incorporate a bachelor's degree program from an accredited institution in a related field of study relative to the licensure type; and Incorporate on-the-job training in meaningful and time-saving ways. Every 5 years after apprenticeship program approval, CDE shall consult with the DOL office concerning the federally required audit of the apprenticeship program to ensure the apprenticeship program continues to meet requirements. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)||1/27/2023 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education||Fiscal note currently unavailable||2023-01-27||No amendments found|