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Bill Detail: HB24-1039

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Title Non-Legal Name Changes
Status Governor Signed (04/29/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors B. Titone (D)
S. Vigil (D)
Senate Sponsors F. Winter (D)
J. Marchman (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 01/10/2024

Colorado Youth Advisory Council Review Committee. Section
1 of the bill:
  • Requires public schools and institute charter schools
(school) to use a student's preferred name, if a preferred
name is requested by the student; and
  • Deems a school's refusal to use a student's preferred name
a form of discrimination.
Section 2 of the bill:
  • Creates the non-legal name changes in schools task force
(task force) in the department of education (department)
consisting of 9 members appointed by the department to
examine existing school policies and provide
recommendations to schools on how to best implement
student non-legal name change policies;
  • Requires the department to appoint members to the task
force by June 30, 2024;
  • Requires the task force to submit a report to the department
detailing the recommended policy guidelines by January 1,
  • Requires the department to publish the report on its website
and submit the report to the superintendent of each school
district and chief administrator of each institute charter
school by February 1, 2025;
  • Requires a school to implement the task force's policy
recommendations by July 1, 2025; and
  • Repeals the task force, effective July 1, 2026.

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