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Title Colorado Disability Opportunity Office
Status Sent to the Governor (05/14/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Labor & Employment
House Sponsors D. Ortiz (D)
C. Clifford (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Rodriguez (D)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 03/05/2024

The bill creates the Colorado disability opportunity office (CDOO)
within the department of labor and employment (department) as a type 1
entity. The executive director of the department is required to appoint the
director of the CDOO. The CDOO is required to:
  • Serve as a resource for contact for state agencies, private
and nonprofit organizations, and the public concerning
disability issues in Colorado;
  • Ensure that goals of full societal inclusion for individuals
with disabilities are met by meeting with stakeholders from
entities around the state related to disabilities and with state
agencies to develop recommendations on the
administration of grants, restructuring of disability related
entities, and collaboration on overlapping aging and
disability issues; and
  • Submit the recommendations to the governor and state
The CDOO is also required to:
  • Implement a statewide strategy to facilitate economic
stability for individuals with disabilities and promote
successful economic, social, and community integration
and to identify and address issues related to integration;
  • Work towards enhanced inclusion and equitable
opportunities for individuals with disabilities, as well as
address concerns raised by disability populations;
  • Coordinate with other entities to identify and eliminate
barriers to prosperity and the integration of individuals with
disabilities into their communities;
  • Make recommendations to the governor and state agencies
on ways to improve policies and programs to support the
integration of individuals with disabilities across the state;
  • As funding allows, undertake other projects, including
analyzing economic and demographic trends, gathering
insight and formulating and presenting recommendations
to the governor and state agencies related to issues of
concern and importance to individuals with disabilities in
Colorado; and
  • Promote integration among individuals with disabilities
with the goal of implementing disability support through
community-based initiatives and nonprofit organizations,
which promotion includes economic opportunities,
increased access to resources, and state education and
The bill also transfers the Colorado disability funding committee
(committee) from the department of personnel to the CDOO. The transfer
includes a transfer of the committee's responsibilities, including:
  • The program to assist persons to obtain disability benefits;
  • The program to investigate, fund, and pilot projects or
programs to benefit individuals with disabilities; and
  • The buying and selling of select registration numbers for
license plates to raise funds for the disability support fund.

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