STATE BILL TRACKER

Follow all the legislation that our Office of Community Affairs is tracking.

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Name and Number of Legislation Date Introduced Current Status Sponsors Summary of Bill Amendments
HB20-1002/College Credit For Work Experience 1/8/2020 1/28/2020 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations

B. McLachlan (D)

M. Baisley (R)

R. Zenzinger (D)

T. Story (D)

The bill requires an existing council charged with looking at general education courses (council) to implement a plan for determining and awarding academic credit for postsecondary education based on work-related experience. Furthermore, state institutions of higher education (institutions) are required to evaluate student learning from work-related experience and award appropriate academic credit for the experience. Amendments
HB20-1247/Department of Higher Education Supplemental 2/3/2020

2/4/2020 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

2/5/2020 House Second Reading Passed – No Amendments

2/6/2020 House Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

2/6/2020 Introduced In Senate – Assigned to Appropriations

2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

D. Esgar (D)

D. Moreno (D)

Supplemental appropriations are made to the department of higher education. None
HB20-1275/In-state Tuition At Community College For Military 2/3/2020 2/3/2020 – Assigned to Education

B. Buentello (D)

D. Hisey (R)

The bill allows an active or honorably discharged member of the armed forces of the United States or a dependent of said member eligibility for in-state tuition status at a community college regardless of whether the person satisfies Colorado domicile or residency status. None
HB20-1280/CDHE Data For Student Return On Investment Metrics 2/3/2020 2/3/2020 – Assigned to Education

C. Kipp (D)

C. Larson (R)

J. Bridges (D)

J. Smallwood (R)

The bill authorizes the department of higher education (department) to collect the data necessary to calculate return on investment metrics similar to the student cost and employment outcome information for certain higher education institutions not currently covered in the department’s annual return on investment report. None
SB20-004/Postsecondary Education Loan Repayment Assistance 1/8/2020 1/8/2020 – Assigned to Finance

S. Fenberg (D)

L. Herod (D)

J. McCluskie (D)

The bill creates the “Get on Your Feet Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program” to provide no more than 24 monthly payments on a qualified loan on behalf of a qualified recipient. None
SB20-006/Amend Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative 1/8/2020

1/8/2020 – Assigned to Education

1/22/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations

2/11/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended – Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

R. Zenzinger (D)

T. Story (D)

C. Kipp (D) (D)

M. Baisley (R)

Making Higher Education Attainable Interim Study Committee. The bill amends provisions relating to the Colorado opportunity scholarship initiative. The bill appropriates $5 million to the Colorado opportunity scholarship initiative fund to implement the initiative. Amendments
SB20-112/College Trust Scholarship For Early Graduation 1/15/2020

1/15/2020 – Assigned to Finance

2/4/2020 Senate Committee on Finance Lay Over Amended

K. Priola (R)

B. Buentello (D)

The bill creates the college trust scholarship program (scholarship program) in the department of higher education (department) to disburse scholarship awards to institutions of higher education, as defined in the bill, on behalf of eligible graduates who are awarded a high school diploma from a Colorado public high school prior to enrolling in the fourth year of high school. The savings to the state due to the student graduating high school early is used for the scholarship award and to add money to the state education fund to eliminate the budget stabilization factor applied to total program funding under the public school finance formula. None

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