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Bill Detail: HB23-1235

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Title Technical Modification To Department Of Early Childhood
Status Sent to the Governor (05/05/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors E. Sirota (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Buckner (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 03/08/2023

Title 26.5 of the Colorado Revised Statutes relates primarily to
early childhood programs and services. In 2022, the general assembly
enacted House Bill 22-1295, which established the duties of the
department of early childhood (department), relocated early childhood
programs from the departments of human services and education to the
department, and created the Colorado universal preschool program in the
The bill makes technical changes to title 26.5 and related statutes,
  • Updates language regarding gifts, grants, and donations to
achieve uniformity;
  • Allows the department to enter into sole source contracts
for early literacy programming and whole-child services;
  • Adds the executive director of the department to the health
equity commission;
  • Adds the commissioner of the behavioral health
administration to the Colorado child abuse prevention
  • Clarifies reporting dates to ensure the department can
complete and report data in a timely manner;
  • Clarifies the department's responsibilities concerning child
abuse or neglect record checks;
  • Amends background and record check language to align
with current federal and state practices and standards;
  • Clarifies definitions;
  • Updates references from ICON to Colorado state courts
data access system; and
  • Eliminates technical language no longer used in child care
The bill makes conforming amendments.

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