Amendments for SB20-023

Senate Journal, February 6
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-023 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
substitute:
"SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add article 25 to
title 24 as follows:
ARTICLE 25
Colorado Interagency Working Group on School Safety
24-25-101. Legislative declaration. (1) THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY FINDS AND DECLARES THAT:
(a) ENSURING THE SAFETY OF STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND OTHER
EMPLOYEES WHILE AT SCHOOL IS A PARAMOUNT CONCERN FOR THE
CITIZENS OF COLORADO;
(b) IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVE ADMINISTRATION OF SCHOOL
SAFETY PROGRAMS AND FUNDING IS CRITICAL TO PROVIDING SAFE
SCHOOLS; AND
(c) MAINTAINING SCHOOL SAFETY THROUGH THE MOST
COST-EFFECTIVE USE OF LIMITED STATE RESOURCES IS IN THE INTEREST OF
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO.
(2) THEREFORE, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DECLARES THAT A
WORKING GROUP COMPRISED OF STATE AND LOCAL AGENCY OFFICIALS
MUST BE FORMED TO INCREASE COORDINATION OF SCHOOL SAFETY
PROGRAMS ACROSS STATE GOVERNMENT AND ANNUALLY REPORT TO THE
GOVERNOR, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND THE
PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE ON THEIR ACTIVITIES.
24-25-102. Colorado interagency working group on school
safety - creation - membership - operation - immunity. (1) THERE IS
HEREBY CREATED IN THE DEPARTMENT THE COLORADO INTERAGENCY
WORKING GROUP ON SCHOOL SAFETY, REFERRED TO IN THIS ARTICLE 25
AS THE "WORKING GROUP". THE WORKING GROUP HAS THE POWERS AND
DUTIES SPECIFIED IN THIS ARTICLE 25.
(2) THE WORKING GROUP CONSISTS OF ELEVEN MEMBERS, AS
FOLLOWS:
(a) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
SAFETY, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE, WHO SHALL SERVE AS THE CHAIR OF
THE WORKING GROUP;
(b) THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE,
WHO SHALL SERVE AS THE VICE-CHAIR OF THE WORKING GROUP;
(c) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE;
(d) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN
SERVICES, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE;
(e) THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE, WHO
SHALL SERVE AS THE VICE-CHAIR OF THE WORKING GROUP;
(f) THE DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL SAFETY RESOURCE CENTER;
(g) THE STATE ARCHITECT OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; AND
(h) THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR:
(I) A SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT WHO SERVES AN URBAN
OR SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT;
(II) A SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT WHO SERVES A RURAL
SCHOOL DISTRICT;
(III) A CHIEF OF POLICE; AND
(IV) A COUNTY SHERIFF.
(3) THE MEMBERS OF THE WORKING GROUP SERVE WITHOUT
COMPENSATION BUT THE MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR MAY
BE REIMBURSED FOR ANY ACTUAL AND NECESSARY TRAVEL EXPENSES
INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES PURSUANT TO THIS
ARTICLE 25.
(4) THE WORKING GROUP SHALL MEET AT LEAST ONCE PER
QUARTER TO REVIEW INFORMATION NECESSARY FOR MAKING
RECOMMENDATIONS.
(5) THE WORKING GROUP MAY CONTRACT WITH A CONSULTANT
TO OPTIMIZE THE ALIGNMENT AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SCHOOL SAFETY
EFFORTS IN COLORADO AND IDENTIFY EVIDENCE-BASED BEST PRACTICES.
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY APPROPRIATE MONEY TO THE WORKING
GROUP FOR A CONSULTANT IF REQUESTED BY THE WORKING GROUP.
(6) MEMBERS OF THE WORKING GROUP, EMPLOYEES, AND
CONSULTANTS ARE IMMUNE FROM SUIT IN ANY CIVIL ACTION BASED UPON
ANY OFFICIAL ACT PERFORMED IN GOOD FAITH PURSUANT TO THIS
ARTICLE 25.
24-25-103. Duties of the working group - mission. (1) THE
MISSION OF THE WORKING GROUP IS TO ENHANCE SCHOOL SAFETY
THROUGH THE COST-EFFECTIVE USE OF PUBLIC RESOURCES. THE WORK OF
THE WORKING GROUP WILL FOCUS ON EVIDENCE-BASED BEST PRACTICES.
(2) THE WORKING GROUP SHALL:
(a) STUDY AND IMPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE STATE
AUDITOR'S REPORT REGARDING SCHOOL SAFETY RELEASED SEPTEMBER
2019;
(b) CONSIDER PROGRAM ORGANIZATION AND RECOMMEND
REORGANIZATION IF NECESSARY;
(c) IDENTIFY SHARED METRICS TO EXAMINE PROGRAM
EFFECTIVENESS;
(d) FACILITATE INTERAGENCY COORDINATION AND
COMMUNICATION;
(e) INCREASE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCESSIBILITY OF STATE
GRANTS AND RESOURCES, PARTICULARLY FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS
WITHOUT A GRANT WRITER, WHICH INCLUDES IMPROVING OUTREACH AND
MAY INCLUDE DEVELOPING COMMON GRANT APPLICATIONS;
(f) FACILITATE AND ADDRESS DATA SHARING, INCLUDING
ALLOWABLE DATA SHARING AT THE LOCAL LEVEL, WHEN APPROPRIATE
AND ALLOWABLE UNDER STATE AND FEDERAL LAW; AND
(g) ADDRESS SCHOOL SAFETY PROGRAM CHALLENGES IN A
COORDINATED WAY.
(3) THE WORKING GROUP MAY USE AVAILABLE RESOURCES,
MODALITIES, AND NONMEMBERS FROM INTERESTED MEMBERS OF THE
COMMUNITY TO FOCUS ON SPECIFIC SUBJECT MATTERS.
(4) THE SCHOOL SAFETY RESOURCE CENTER SERVES AS THE
CLEARINGHOUSE FOR ALL MATERIALS PRODUCED BY THE WORKING
GROUP.
(5) THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF
PUBLIC SAFETY, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION, SHALL PROVIDE RESOURCES FOR DATA COLLECTION,
RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND PUBLICATION OF THE WORKING GROUP'S
FINDINGS AND REPORTS.
24-25-104. Colorado working group on school safety cash
fund - created - gifts, grants, and donations. (1) THE DEPARTMENT OF
PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE WORKING GROUP ARE AUTHORIZED TO ACCEPT
GIFTS, GRANTS, OR DONATIONS, INCLUDING IN-KIND DONATIONS FROM
PRIVATE OR PUBLIC SOURCES, FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE 25. ALL
PRIVATE AND PUBLIC MONEY RECEIVED THROUGH GIFTS, GRANTS, OR
DONATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY OR BY THE WORKING
GROUP MUST BE TRANSMITTED TO THE STATE TREASURER, WHO SHALL
CREDIT THE SAME TO THE COLORADO WORKING GROUP ON SCHOOL
SAFETY CASH FUND, WHICH FUND IS CREATED IN THE STATE TREASURY
AND REFERRED TO IN THIS ARTICLE 25 AS THE "CASH FUND". THE STATE
TREASURER SHALL INVEST ANY MONEY IN THE CASH FUND NOT EXPENDED
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE 25 AS PROVIDED IN SECTION
24-36-113. ALL INTEREST AND INCOME DERIVED FROM THE INVESTMENT
AND DEPOSIT OF MONEY IN THE CASH FUND MUST BE CREDITED TO THE
CASH FUND. ANY UNEXPENDED AND UNENCUMBERED MONEY REMAINING
IN THE CASH FUND AT THE END OF ANY FISCAL YEAR REMAINS IN THE
CASH FUND AND SHALL NOT BE CREDITED OR TRANSFERRED TO THE
GENERAL FUND OR ANY OTHER FUND.
(2) THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IS NOT REQUIRED TO
SOLICIT GIFTS, GRANTS, OR DONATIONS FROM ANY SOURCE FOR THE
PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE 25.
22-25-105. Repeal of article. THIS ARTICLE 25 IS REPEALED,
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2022. BEFORE THE REPEAL, THE DEPARTMENT
OF REGULATORY AGENCIES SHALL REVIEW THE WORKING GROUP AS
DESCRIBED IN SECTION 2-3-1203.
SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 2-3-1203, add
(13)(a)(VI) as follows:
2-3-1203. Sunset review of advisory committees - legislative
declaration - definition - repeal. (13) (a) The following statutory
authorizations for the designated advisory committees are scheduled for
repeal on September 1, 2022:
(VI) THE COLORADO INTERAGENCY WORKING GROUP ON SCHOOL
SAFETY CREATED IN SECTION 24-25-102.
SECTION 3. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".


Health &
Human
Services

Senate Journal, March 6
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB20-023 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 Senate Education Committee Report, dated February 5, 2020,
page 4, after line 27 insert:

"SECTION 3. Appropriation. (1) For the 2020-21 state fiscal
year, $96,776 is appropriated to the department of public safety. This
appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the
department may use this appropriation as follows:
(a) $48,448 for use by the division of criminal justice for DCJ
administrative services, which amount is based on an assumption that the
division will require an additional 0.5 FTE; and
(b) $48,328 for use by the executive director's office for school
safety resource center program costs.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 4 of the report, after line 30 insert:

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


Appro-
priations


Senate Journal, March 10
SB20-023 by Senator(s) Gardner and Gonzales, Fields, Lundeen; also Representative(s) Michaelson
Jenet and Van Winkle, Sirota--Concerning creating a multi-agency working group to
address school safety.

Amendment No. 1, Education Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, February 6, pages 175-177 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2, Appropriations Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, March 6, page 445 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 3(L.004), by Senator Gardner.

Amend the Education Committee Report, dated February 5, 2020, page
2, lines 16 and 17, strike "DESIGNEE, WHO SHALL SERVE AS THE
VICE-CHAIR OF THE WORKING GROUP;" and substitute "DESIGNEE;".


Amendment No. 4(L.005), by Senator Lundeen.

Amend the Education Committee Report, dated February 5, 2020, page
2, line 5, strike "ELEVEN" and substitute "THIRTEEN".

Page 2, line 19, strike "AND".

Page 2, strike line 20.

Page 2, line 21, strike "(I)" and substitute "(h)".

Page 2, line 22, strike "DISTRICT;" and substitute "DISTRICT, APPOINTED
BY AN ORGANIZATION THAT REPRESENTS SCHOOL EXECUTIVES;".

Page 2, line 23, strike "(II)" and substitute "(i)".

Page 2, line 24, strike "DISTRICT;" and substitute "DISTRICT, APPOINTED
BY AN ORGANIZATION THAT REPRESENTS SCHOOL EXECUTIVES;".

Page 2, strike lines 25 and 26 and substitute:
"(j) A CHIEF OF POLICE APPOINTED BY AN ORGANIZATION THAT
REPRESENTS COLORADO CHIEFS OF POLICE;
(k) A COUNTY SHERIFF APPOINTED BY AN ORGANIZATION THAT
REPRESENTS COLORADO COUNTY SHERIFFS; AND
(l) TWO MEMBERS WHO ARE EITHER A STUDENT OR PARENT WHO
ATTENDED A SCHOOL OR HAD A CHILD ATTEND A SCHOOL AT THE TIME A
SCHOOL SHOOTING OCCURRED AT THE SCHOOL, ONE APPOINTED BY THE
MAJORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE AND ONE APPOINTED BY THE MINORITY
LEADER OF THE SENATE.".


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


House Journal, May 26
17 SB20-023 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
18 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
19 recommendation and with a recommendation that it be
20 placed on the consent calendar:
21
22 Amend reengrossed bill, page 5, after line 13 insert:
23 "(7) THE WORKING GROUP SHALL BEGIN MEETING IN FISCAL YEAR
24 2021-22.".
25
26 Page 7, line 15, strike "2022." and substitute "2023.".
27
28 Page 7, strike lines 18 through 23 and substitute:
29 "SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 2-3-1203, add
30 (14)(a)(XII) as follows:
31 2-3-1203. Sunset review of advisory committees - legislative
32 declaration - definition - repeal. (14) (a) The following statutory
33 authorizations for the designated advisory committees are scheduled for
34 repeal on September 1, 2023:".
35
36 Page 7, line 24, strike "(VI)" and substitute "(XII)".
37
38

House Journal, June 3
23 SB20-023 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the
24 Committee of the Whole with favorable recommendation:
25
26 Strike the House Education Committee Report, dated May 26, 2020, and
27 substitute:
28 "Amend reengrossed bill, page 7, strike lines 26 and 27 and substitute:
29 "SECTION 3. No appropriation. The general assembly has
30 determined that this act can be implemented within existing
31 appropriations, and therefore no separate appropriation of state money is
32 necessary to carry out the purposes of this act.".
33
34 Page 8, strike lines 1 through 7.".
35
36 Page 1 of the reengrossed bill, lines 102 and 103, strike "SAFETY, AND IN
37 CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION." and substitute
38 "SAFETY.".
39
40

House Journal, June 12
47 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated June 3, 2020, and
48 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, June
49 3, 2020.
50
51 Amendment No. 2, Education Report, dated May 26, 2020, and placed in
52 member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May 27, 2020.)
53
54 Amendment No. 3, by Representative Michaelson Jenet.
55
1 Amend reengrossed bill, page 4, strike line 8 and substitute:
2
3 "(g) THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF FIRE PREVENTION AND
4 CONTROL OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE;".
5
6 Page 5, after line 13 insert:
7
8 "(7) THE WORKING GROUP SHALL ONLY MEET IF THE DEPARTMENT
9 OF PUBLIC SAFETY IDENTIFIES SUFFICIENT FUNDING TO COVER THE COSTS
10 ASSOCIATED WITH THE WORKING GROUP.".
11
12 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
13 Reading and Final Passage.
14

Senate Journal, June 15
SB20-023 by Senator(s) Gardner and Gonzales, Fields, Lundeen; also Representative(s) Michaelson
Jenet and Van Winkle, Sirota--Concerning creating a multi-agency working group to
address school safety.


FIRST REPORT OF FIRST CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
ON SB20-023

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THIS REPORT AMENDS THE
REREVISED BILL
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To the President of the Senate and the
Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Your first conference committee appointed on SB20-023,
concerning creating a multi-agency working group to address school
safety, has met and reports that it has agreed upon the following:

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

Amend rerevised bill, page 3, line 21, strike "THIRTEEN" and substitute
"FOURTEEN".

Page 4, after line 8 insert:
"(h) THE STATE ARCHITECT OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE;".

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.


Respectfully submitted,

Senate Committee: House Committee:

(signed) (signed)
Sen. Gonzales, Chair Rep. Roberts, Chair
Sen. Fields Rep. Sirota
Sen. Gardner Rep. Van Winkle