Amendments for HB20-1048

House Journal, February 10
17 Amendment No. 1, by Representative Herod.
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19 Amend printed bill, page 2, after line 1 insert:
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21 "SECTION 1. Short title. The short title of this act is the
22 "Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act of 2020" or
23 the "CROWN Act of 2020".
24 SECTION 2. Legislative declaration. (1) The general assembly
25 finds and declares that:
26 (a) Throughout the history of the United States, society has used
27 hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles, in conjunction with skin
28 color, to classify people on the basis of race;
29 (b) Like skin color, a person's hair has served as a basis of race
30 discrimination;
31 (c) Racial discrimination can and does occur because of
32 longstanding racial biases and stereotypes associated with hair texture,
33 hair type, and protective hairstyles;
34 (d) For example, routinely, people of African descent are deprived
35 of educational and employment opportunities because they are adorned
36 with natural or protective hairstyles in which hair is tightly coiled or
37 tightly curled or worn in locs, cornrows, twists, braids, Bantu knots, or
38 Afros;
39 (e) Racial discrimination is reflected in school and workplace
40 policies and practices that bar natural or protective hairstyles commonly
41 worn by people of African descent, as well as people of Jewish, Latinx,
42 or Native American descent;
43 (f) The state should acknowledge that people who have hair
44 texture or wear a hairstyle that is historically and contemporarily
45 associated with persons of African, Jewish, Latinx, or Native American
46 descent systematically suffer harmful discrimination in schools,
47 workplaces, and other contexts based upon longstanding race stereotypes
48 and biases;
49 (g) A clear and comprehensive law should address the systematic
50 deprivation of educational, employment, and other opportunities on the
51 basis of hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles that are
52 commonly associated with race;
53 (h) Clear, consistent, and enforceable legal standards must be
54 provided to redress the widespread incidences of race discrimination
55 based upon hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles in schools,
56 workplaces, housing, places of public accommodations, and other
1 contexts;
2 (i) It is necessary to prevent educational, employment, and other
3 decisions, practices, and policies generated by or reflecting negative
4 biases and stereotypes related to race;
5 (j) The state must play a key role in enforcing state
6 antidiscrimination laws, including the standards established under the
7 "CROWN Act of 2020", in a way that secures equal educational,
8 employment, and other opportunities for all people regardless of their race
9 and protects against race discrimination based on hair texture, hair type,
10 and protective hairstyles; and
11 (k) It is necessary to prohibit and provide remedies for the harms
12 suffered as a result of race discrimination on the basis of hair texture, hair
13 type, and protective hairstyles.
14 SECTION 3. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-2-117, amend
15 (1)(b)(VIII) and (1)(b)(IX); and add (1)(b)(X) as follows:
16 22-2-117. Additional power - state board - waiver of
17 requirements - rules. (1) (b) The state board shall not waive any of the
18 requirements specified in any of the following statutory provisions:
19 (VIII) Section 22-33-106.1 concerning suspension and expulsion
20 of students in preschool through second grade; or
21 (IX) Any provisions of section 22-1-128 relating to
22 comprehensive human sexuality education content requirements; OR
23 (X) ANY PROVISION OF SECTION 22-30.5-104 (3), 22-30.5-507 (3),
24 22-32-109 (1)(ll), 22-32-110 (1)(k), 22-38-104 (1)(d), OR 22-63-206 (1)
25 RELATING TO DISCRIMINATION BASED ON HAIR TEXTURE, HAIR TYPE, OR A
26 PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLE THAT IS COMMONLY OR HISTORICALLY
27 ASSOCIATED WITH RACE.".
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29 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
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31 Page 2, line 3, strike "(3)" and substitute "(3), (6)(c)(VII), and
32 (6)(c)(VIII); and add (6)(c)(IX)".
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34 Page 2, after line 23 insert:
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36 "(6) (c) A school district, on behalf of a charter school, may apply
37 to the state board for a waiver of a state statute or state rule that is not an
38 automatic waiver. Notwithstanding any provision of this subsection (6)
39 to the contrary, the state board may not waive any statute or rule relating
40 to:
41 (VII) Any provisions of section 22-1-130 relating to notification
42 to parents of alleged criminal conduct by charter school employees; or
43 (VIII) Section 22-33-106.1 concerning suspension and expulsion
44 of students in preschool through second grade; OR
110 45 (IX) SUBSECTION (3) OF THIS SECTION AND SECTIONS 22-32-
46 (1)(k) AND 22-63-206 (1) RELATING TO DISCRIMINATION BASED ON HAIR
47 TEXTURE, HAIR TYPE, OR A PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLE THAT IS COMMONLY OR
48 HISTORICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH RACE.".
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50 Page 2, line 25, strike "(3)" and substitute "(3), (7)(b)(VII), and
51 (7)(b)(VIII); and add (7)(b)(IX)".
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53 Page 3, after line 18 insert:
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55 "(7) (b) An institute charter school may apply to the state board,
56 through the institute, for a waiver of state statutes and state rules that are
1 not automatic waivers. The state board may waive state statutory
2 requirements or rules promulgated by the state board; except that the state
3 board may not waive any statute or rule relating to:
4 (VII) Any provisions of section 22-1-130 relating to notification
5 to parents of alleged criminal conduct by institute charter school
6 employees; or
7 (VIII) Section 22-33-106.1 concerning suspension and expulsion
8 of students in preschool through second grade; OR
110 9 (IX) SUBSECTION (3) OF THIS SECTION AND SECTIONS 22-32-
10 (1)(k) AND 22-63-206 (1) RELATING TO DISCRIMINATION BASED ON HAIR
11 TEXTURE, HAIR TYPE, OR A PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLE THAT IS COMMONLY OR
12 HISTORICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH RACE.".
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14 Page 7, line 27, strike "AND PROTECTIVE".
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16 Page 8, strike line 1 and substitute "OR A PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLE THAT IS
17 COMMONLY OR HISTORICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH RACE.".
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19 Strike "LOCKS, AND TWISTS." and substitute "LOCS, TWISTS, TIGHT COILS
20 OR CURLS, CORNROWS, BANTU KNOTS, AFROS, AND HEADWRAPS." on:
21 Page 2, line 20; Page 3, line 15; Page 4, line 12; Page 5, lines 5 and 24;
22 Page 6, line 19; and Page 7, lines 9 and 10 and line 25.
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24 Strike "TRAITS HISTORICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH RACE, INCLUDING" on:
25 Page 2, lines 21 and 22; Page 3, lines 16 and 17; Page 4, lines 13 and 14;
26 Page 5, lines 6 and 7 and lines 25 and 26; Page 6, lines 20 and 21; and
27 Page 7, lines 11 and 12 and lines 26 and 27.
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29 Strike "AND PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLES." and substitute "OR A PROTECTIVE
30 HAIRSTYLE THAT IS COMMONLY OR HISTORICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH
31 RACE." on: Page 2, lines 22 and 23; Page 3, lines 17 and 18; Page 4, lines
32 14 and 15; Page 5, lines 8 and 26 and 27; Page 6, lines 21 and 22; and
33 Page 7, lines 12 and 13.
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35 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
36 Reading and Final Passage.
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