2017 Colorado Bill Tracker

Follow all the important education legislation making its way through Colorado’s statehouse.

Bill No. Title CCW SummaryHouse SponsorsSenate SponsorsStatusVotesHearing DateHearing RoomFiscal NotesHistory
HB17-1001 Employee Leave Attend Child's Academic Activities

Concerning the ability of an employee of an employer who employs at least fifty employees to take up to eighteen hours of leave from work for purposes of attending his or her child's academic activities.

 

J. Buckner (D)A. Kerr (D)Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/15/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (05/22/2017)Bill History
HB17-1002 Child Care Expenses Income Tax Credit Extension

For the 3 income tax years prior to January 1, 2017, a residentialindividual who has a federal adjusted gross income of $25,000 or lessmay claim a refundable state income tax credit for child care expenses.

B. Pettersen (D)
T. Exum Sr. (D)
J. Kefalas (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)
Sent to the Governor (05/22/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (01/25/2017)Bill History
HB17-1003 Strategic Plan To Address Teacher Shortages

Concerning a strategic action plan to address teacher shortages in Colorado.

B. McLachlan (D)D. Coram (R)Sent to the Governor (05/18/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (01/17/2017)Bill History
HB17-1004 College Credit For Military Education And Training

Concerning a statewide metric for awarding college credit for military education and training.

J. Danielson (D)
D. Michaelson (D)
O. Hill (R)
L. Garcia (D)
House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass (05/09/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (03/31/2017)Bill History
HB17-1007 Tax Benefit Employer Collegeinvest Contribution

Concerning a tax benefit for an employer who contributes to an employee's collegeinvest account, and, in connection therewith, enacting the 'Increase College Savings Act'.

A. Garnett (D)R. Gardner (R)House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (04/12/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (04/12/2017)Bill History
HB17-1022 Teaching Competent History In Public Schools

Concerning teaching civil government in public schools, including the history, culture, and contributions of American Indians, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans.

J. Salazar (D)D. Moreno (D)Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (05/03/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (01/18/2017)Bill History
HB17-1036 Concealed Carry In Public Schools

Concerning permitting the carrying of concealed handguns on public school grounds.

 

P. Neville (R)
K. Ransom (R)
T. Neville (R)House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/08/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (01/26/2017)Bill History
HB17-1038 Prohibit Corporal Punishment Of Children

Concerning prohibiting corporal punishment of children in certain public settings.

S. Lontine (D)R. Zenzinger (D)Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (03/13/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (01/17/2017)Bill History
HB17-1041 Inform Students And Parents Of Education Leading To Jobs

Concerning measures to inform students of education opportunities leading to jobs.

 

P. Covarrubias (R)K. Priola (R)Governor Signed (03/20/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (02/22/2017)Bill History
HB17-1042 Increasing Funding For Full-day Kindergarten

Concerning increasing the supplemental kindergarten enrollment for purposes of calculating public school finance.

 

J. Wilson (R)House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations (01/23/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (04/13/2017)Bill History
HB17-1062 Making Certain State Assessments Optional

Concerning allowing local education providers to choose whether to administer certain state assessments to students enrolled in specified grades.

P. Buck (R)M. Merrifield (D)
V. Marble (R)
House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (02/13/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (02/09/2017)Bill History
HB17-1064 Misuse Of Electronic Images By A Juvenile

Concerning creating the crime of misuse of electronic images by a juvenile.

 

Y. Willett (R)R. Fields (D)House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (04/20/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (01/24/2017)Bill History
HB17-1082 BEST Building Excellent Schools Today Act Technology Grant Funding

Concerning financial assistance under the 'Building Excellent Schools Today Act', and, in connection therewith, requiring a specified amount of retail marijuana excise tax revenue to be used to provide such financial assistance in the form of technology grants to public schools.

D. Pabon (D)J. Tate (R)House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (05/02/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (02/24/2017)Bill History
HB17-1089 Parent Choice In Low-performing School Districts

Concerning measures that apply to chronically low-performing school districts.

P. Lundeen (R)House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (02/13/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (05/15/2017)Bill History
HB17-1106 Extend Early Childhood Leadership Commission

Concerning the early childhood leadership commission.

B. Pettersen (D)
J. Wilson (R)
N. Todd (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)
Sent to the Governor (05/02/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (03/29/2017)Bill History
HB17-1117 Repeal Assessments In 9th Grade And Social Studies

Concerning eliminating certain state assessments in public schools.

T. Leonard (R)T. Neville (R)House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (02/13/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (01/30/2017)Bill History
HB17-1146 Parents' Rights Related To Minors

Concerning parents' rights for children.

P. Neville (R)House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely (02/23/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (02/22/2017)Bill History
HB17-1160 Kindergarten Through Third Grade English Learner Reading Assessment Language

Concerning authorizing a local education provider to determine the language in which a student who is an English language learner takes reading assessments in kindergarten through third grade.

M. Hamner (D)
J. Wilson (R)
K. Priola (R)
R. Fields (D)
Sent to the Governor (05/15/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (02/16/2017)Bill History
HB17-1164 Higher Education Review Degree Program Costs And Outcomes

Concerning the review of degree programs offered by state institutions of higher education.

J. Everett (R)V. Marble (R)House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (03/06/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (02/23/2017)Bill History
HB17-1176 PERA Public Employees' Retirement Association Retirees Employed By Rural School Districts

Concerning an extension of the employment after retirement limitations for retirees of the public employees' retirement association employed by a rural school district after retirement.

J. Becker (R)
B. McLachlan (D)
J. Sonnenberg (R)Sent to the Governor (05/22/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (03/02/2017)Bill History
HB17-1178 Administrative Flexibility For School Districts

Concerning measures to increase flexibility for local public education entities in the elementary and secondary public education system.

J. Wilson (R)House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (03/20/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (03/02/2017)Bill History
HB17-1181 Required State Assessment For Ninth-grade Students

Changes 9th grade testing requirement to align those tests with 10th grade exams.

B. Pettersen (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
N. Todd (D)
K. Priola (R)
Sent to the Governor (05/02/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (03/16/2017)Bill History
HB17-1182 Charter School And District Student Revenue True Up

Sets reimbursement requirements when students move between charter and district schools.

A. Benavidez (D)House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (03/27/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (03/10/2017)Bill History
HB17-1184 Modern Technology Education In Public Schools

Concerning developing additional resources for modern technology education in public schools.

 

C. Duran (D)K. Grantham (R)Governor Signed (04/24/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (03/16/2017)Bill History
HB17-1194 Technical Changes For P-tech Schools

Concerning technical changes relating to the operation of pathways in technology early college high schools.

M. Foote (D)J. Cooke (R)Governor Signed (04/13/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (02/27/2017)Bill History
HB17-1201 Science Technology Engineering Math Diploma Endorsement

Concerning authorization for granting a high school diploma endorsement in the combined disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

J. Coleman (D)K. Priola (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
Signed by the Speaker of the House (05/10/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (03/08/2017)Bill History
HB17-1210 School Discipline For Preschool Through 2nd Grade

Concerning the discipline of preschool through second grade students enrolled in publicly funded education programs.

J. Buckner (D)
S. Lontine (D)
K. Priola (R)
R. Fields (D)
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (04/17/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (03/06/2017)Bill History
HB17-1211 Educators Professional Development Discipline Strategies

Concerning professional development for educators regarding disciplinary strategies for young students.

J. Coleman (D)K. Priola (R)Sent to the Governor (05/18/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (03/08/2017)Bill History
HB17-1267 Reporting Requirements By Education Agencies To General Assembly

Concerning the scheduled repeal of reports by educational agencies to the general assembly.

J. Arndt (D)D. Moreno (D)Sent to the Governor (05/02/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (03/27/2017)Bill History
HB17-1271 Standards For Innovation District Waivers

Concerning waivers granted to school districts of innovation.

B. Pettersen (D)K. Priola (R)Sent to the Governor (05/18/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (03/23/2017)Bill History
HB17-1276 Restrict Restraints On Public School Students

Concerning prohibiting the use of certain restraints upon public school students.

S. Lontine (D)R. Fields (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (05/10/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (04/21/2017)Bill History
HB17-1287 Achieving A Vision For Education In Colorado

Concerning achieving a vision for education in Colorado.

M. Hamner (D)
B. Rankin (R)
A. Kerr (D)
K. Priola (R)
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (04/26/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (04/07/2017)Bill History
HB17-1294 Counting ASCENT Program Students In Graduation Rate

Concerning counting a high school student who participates in the accelerating students through concurrent enrollment program in the enrolling education entity's high school graduation rate in the school year in which the student completes the high school graduation requirements.

M. Weissman (D)N. Todd (D)Signed by the Speaker of the House (05/10/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (03/30/2017)Bill History
HB17-1301 No Withholding Student Transcripts For Library Fines

Concerning protecting a student's access to school records necessary for enrollment in another educational institution despite outstanding payments due to the school.

D. Michaelson (D)C. Holbert (R)
R. Fields (D)
Sent to the Governor (05/10/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (04/05/2017)Bill History
HB17-1306 Test Lead In Public Schools' Drinking Water

Concerning the financing of testing for lead in public schools' drinking water, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

T. Exum Sr. (D)
B. McLachlan (D)
D. Coram (R)
K. Donovan (D)
House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (05/10/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (04/13/2017)Bill History
HB17-1324 Educational Opportunity Tax Incentives

Concerning educational opportunity tax incentives, and, in connection therewith, modifying the existing state income tax deductions for contributions to and distributions of investment earnings from the qualified state tuition program established by collegeinvest and creating new state income tax credits for qualifying teachers and student teachers who teach in rural schools.

B. McLachlan (D)
B. Pettersen (D)
N. Todd (D)Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely (05/05/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (04/25/2017)Bill History
HB17-1332 Teachers Nonpublic Child Care & Preschool Facility

Concerning state board of education authorization for an alternative teacher license for a person who participates in an alternative teacher program provided by a designated agency working with a nonpublic early child care facility.

J. Bridges (D)
J. Wilson (R)
J. Smallwood (R)
S. Fenberg (D)
Sent to the Governor (05/18/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (04/17/2017)Bill History
HB17-1340 Legislative Interim Committee On School Finance Concerning creation of a legislative interim committee to study school finance issues, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

 

A. Garnett (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
D. Moreno (D)
O. Hill (R)
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (05/10/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (04/17/2017)Bill History
HB17-1347 Transfer Student Threat And Suicide Assessment Documents

Concerning the requirement that student records that document safety threats made by a student are transferred with the student's other records when the student transfers to a new public school.

 

A. Garnett (D)K. Priola (R)House Second Reading Laid Over to 05/11/2017 - No Amendments (05/04/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (04/21/2017)Bill History
HB17-1359 CDE Colorado Department of Education Positions Exempt From State Personnel System

Concerning positions in the department of education that are exempt from the state personnel system.

D. Young (D)R. Gardner (R)House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (05/09/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (04/26/2017)Bill History
SB17-005 Handgun Safety Training For School Employees

Concerning handgun safety training courses for school employees, and, in connection therewith, permitting certain school employees to carry concealed handguns in public schools.

P. Neville (R)C. Holbert (R)House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/22/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (03/15/2017)Bill History
SB17-012 Competency Restoration Services And Education

Concerning competency restoration services for defendants deemed incompetent to proceed.

P. Lee (D)B. Martinez Humenik (R)Sent to the Governor (05/18/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (05/09/2017)Bill History
SB17-025 Marijuana Education Materials Resource Bank

Concerning the development of marijuana education materials.

J. Singer (D)R. Baumgardner (R)
C. Holbert (R)
Sent to the Governor (05/18/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (04/28/2017)Bill History
SB17-029 Funding For Full-day Kindergarten

Concerning increasing the funding for preschool through twelfth grade public education, and, in connection therewith, increasing the funding for full-day kindergarten and requiring the secretary of state to submit a ballot question to authorize the state to retain and spend for preschool through twelfth grade public education any state revenues above the excess state revenues cap approved by the voters in 2005.

B. Pettersen (D)A. Kerr (D)Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (01/25/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (01/20/2017)Bill History
SB17-039 Education Income Tax Credits For Nonpublic School

Concerning the creation of income tax credits for nonpublic education.

K. Ransom (R)K. Lundberg (R)House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (04/24/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (04/04/2017)Bill History
SB17-041 Higher Education Employment Contract Terms

Concerning employment contracts for certain positions at institutions of higher education.

S. Humphrey (R)
Y. Willett (R)
E. Hooton (D)
K. Priola (R)Governor Signed (03/20/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (01/30/2017)Bill History
SB17-052 Statutory Revision Committee Colorado Department of Education Title 22 Corrections

Concerning recommendations related to title 22 from the department of education to the statutory revision committee.

 

D. Thurlow (R)A. Kerr (D)Governor Signed (03/01/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (01/20/2017)Bill History
SB17-061 Additional Funding Charter School Operating Costs

Concerning distribution of additional operational funding to charter schools.

P. Rosenthal (D)
L. Sias (R)
A. Williams (D)
O. Hill (R)
House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (05/09/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (03/01/2017)Bill History
SB17-067 Educator Effectiveness 50% Student Academic Growth

Concerning the provision that a percentage of an educator's performance evaluation be determined by student academic growth.

M. Merrifield (D)Senate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (02/16/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (01/27/2017)Bill History
SB17-068 School Counselors Early Support For Students

Concerning early support for student success through access to school counselors, and, in connection therewith, serving all grades through the behavioral health care professional matching grant program and the school counselor corps grant program.

J. Singer (D)N. Todd (D)Governor Signed (04/18/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (02/15/2017)Bill History
SB17-070 Certify Authorizers Of Multi-district Online Schools

Concerning the delivery of quality online education within the public elementary and secondary education system.

D. Young (D)A. Kerr (D)Senate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (02/15/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (01/27/2017)Bill History
SB17-076 Authority To Spend Money For School Awards Concerning authority to spend money in the public school performance fund.

 

J. Coleman (D)K. Priola (R)Governor Signed (04/04/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (01/24/2017)Bill History
SB17-101 9th And 10th-grade Assessments In Public Schools

Concerning the state assessments administered in public schools.

T. Carver (R)N. Todd (D)Senate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (02/16/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (02/15/2017)Bill History
SB17-102 Prohibit Use Of Certain Student Personal Information

Concerning prohibitions affecting the student information that school service providers collect.

B. Pettersen (D)R. Zenzinger (D)Senate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (02/15/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (02/03/2017)Bill History
SB17-103 Early Learning Strategies In Education Accountability

Concerning implementing research-based early learning strategies as corrective actions in the public elementary and secondary education accountability system.

B. Pettersen (D)M. Merrifield (D)Sent to the Governor (05/18/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (04/04/2017)Bill History
SB17-107 Reward Access To Arts Education In Public Schools

Concerning measures to reward public education entities that provide student access to arts education programs.

B. McLachlan (D)M. Merrifield (D)Senate Second Reading Lost with Amendments - Committee (04/24/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (02/06/2017)Bill History
SB17-114 Accountability For School Districts & Schools

Concerning accountability in the elementary and secondary public education system.

D. Moreno (D)Senate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (03/23/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (02/15/2017)Bill History
SB17-119 Restoration Of School District Mill Levies

Concerning calculating the number of property tax mills each school district is required to levy for total program funding in school finance.

L. Court (D)Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/13/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (05/15/2017)Bill History
SB17-123 Seal Of Biliteracy For High School Diplomas

Concerning a high school diploma endorsement for biliteracy.

M. Hamner (D)
J. Wilson (R)
K. Priola (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
Governor Signed (03/30/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (02/03/2017)Bill History
SB17-144 Sunset Review Education Data Advisory Committee

Concerning the recommended continuation of the education data advisory committee by the director of the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies.

B. Pettersen (D)R. Zenzinger (D)
O. Hill (R)
Governor Signed (04/06/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (02/06/2017)Bill History
SB17-173 School Finance Mid-year Adjustments

Concerning adjustments in the amount of total program funding for public schools for the 2016-17 budget year, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

M. Hamner (D)K. Lambert (R)Governor Signed (03/01/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (05/15/2017)Bill History
SB17-197 Legal Services For Department Of Education

Concerning the provision of legal services for the department of education in the 2016-17 state fiscal year.

D. Young (D)K. Lundberg (R)Governor Signed (03/20/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (03/03/2017)Bill History
SB17-200 Reward Excellence With Annual Redirected Dollars

Concerning raising academic excellence in the public schools by distributing up to one percent of public school funding based on a competitive determination of academic excellence among peer school districts commencing in the 2018-19 budget year.

C. Navarro (R)K. Priola (R)House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (04/12/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (03/30/2017)Bill History
SB17-258 Using Open Educational Resources In Higher Education

Concerning the use of open educational resources in public institutions of higher education, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

B. Rankin (R)K. Lundberg (R)Governor Signed (05/03/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (03/27/2017)Bill History
SB17-267 Sustainability Of Rural Colorado

Concerning the sustainability of rural Colorado.

 

J. Becker (R)
K. Becker (D)
L. Guzman (D)
J. Sonnenberg (R)
Sent to the Governor (05/19/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (05/05/2017)Bill History
SB17-272 Measures Of Postsecondary And Workforce Readiness

Concerning adding a measure relating to demonstration of college and career readiness for determining a local education provider's attainment of the postsecondary and workforce readiness performance indicator.

 

P. Lundeen (R)
B. Pettersen (D)
K. Priola (R)Sent to the Governor (05/18/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (04/17/2017)Bill History
SB17-291 Sunset School Safety Resource Center Advisory Board

Concerning continuation of the school safety resource center advisory board.

J. Bridges (D)B. Martinez Humenik (R)Sent to the Governor (05/18/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (04/27/2017)Bill History
SB17-296 Financing Public Schools

Concerning financing public schools.

B. Pettersen (D)O. Hill (R)Introduced In House - Assigned to Education (05/08/2017)Votes all LegislatorsFiscal Notes (05/08/2017)Bill History