2015 Archives

Enacted Senate Legislation

Senate Bill 051 - Ineligible Students Appeal Process Injunctions. Sponsored by Representative K. Priola and Senator N. Todd. Current law provides that any student who is sanctioned or found to be ineligible to participate in an activity may appeal the sanction or finding. A student who has completed the appeal process may file a petition or complaint with a group of sitting or retired judges or other group of neutral arbitrators.
The bill eliminates the option to file a petition or complaint with a group of sitting or retired judges or other group of neutral arbitrators. Instead, a student who has completed the appeal process may seek a preliminary injunction or restraining order.

Senate Bill 108 - Direct Appropriations for CDE Programs. Sponsored by Representative M. Hamner and Senator P. Steadman. Joint Budget Committee. Under current law, the general assembly appropriates moneys into certain cash funds and then reappropriates moneys out of the cash funds to the department of education (department). Under the bill, the general assembly directly appropriates moneys to the department for the programs covered by the cash funds. If a cash fund does not accept moneys from other sources, the cash fund is repealed. If a cash fund does accept other moneys, language concerning the appropriation of moneys by the general assembly to the cash fund is repealed.

Senate Bill 111 - Educator Licensure Cash Fund Continuous Appropriations.

Senate Bill 145 - Supplemental Appropriations Department of Education.

Senate Bill 148 - Supplemental Appropriations Department of Higher Education.

Senate Bill 166 - Current Year Adjustments School Finance.

Senate Bill 167 - Modify 2014-2015 Appropriations from Marijuana Revenue.

Enacted House Legislation

Defeated Senate Legislation

Senate Bill 031 - Reciprocity to Practice Occupation or Profession

Senate Bill 033 - Increasing Funding for Public Pre-K-12 Education

Senate Bill 050 - Awarding Colorado's Excellent Scholars Program

Senate Bill 054 - Free or Reduced-Cost Lunch Five Days All Schools

Senate Bill 061 - Disclosure Requirement Small Issue Committees

Senate Bill 062 - Extend Restriction Tuition Increases Higher Ed

Senate Bill 068 - Higher Ed Lower Debt Act

Senate Bill 070 - Child Care Regulation Ten or More Children Only

Senate Bill 073 - Restrict Statewide Tests to Federal Requirements

Senate Bill 077 - Parent's Bill of Rights

Senate Bill 080 - Participation in PERA's Defined Contribution Plan

Senate Bill 083 - Certain Private Org Subject to CORA Requirements

Senate Bill 118 - Mod Qualified State Tuition Program Tax Deductions

Senate Bill 131 - Fostering Success Collaborative for Foster Youth

Senate Bill 132 - Empowering Students in Higher Education Funding

Senate Bill 200 - Private Student Loan Disclosure Requirements

Senate Bill 201 - Cert Authorizers of Multi-District Online Schools

Defeated House Legislation

House Bill 1020 - Funding for Full-Day Kindergarten

House Bill 1024 - Increasing Number of Colorado Preschool Program Students

House Bill 1053 - Ages for Compulsory Education

House Bill 1058 - General Fund Surplus Transfers for Education

House Bill 1076 - Prohibit Discrimination Labor Union Participation

House Bill 1079 - Teen Pregnancy Dropout Prevention Program Funding

House Bill 1080 - School Participation in Breakfast After the Bell

House Bill 1081 - Protect Physical Privacy in Locker Rooms

House Bill 1108 - Protections Collection and Release Student Data

House Bill 1116 - Repeal School Building Inspection Requirement

House Bill 1156 - Higher Ed Performance Funding Resident Students

House Bill 1190 - Assistance to Public Schools for Career Pathways

House Bill 1196 - CO Flex Accounts for Education Services

House Bill 1199 - Student and TEacher Data Privacy and Security Act

House Bill 1200 - Highly Effective Teachers and Low-Performing Schools

House Bill 1240 - Reduce Student Contacts with Law Enforcement

House Bill 1221 - Employee Leave Attend Child's Academic Activities