The TPC actively tracks several legislative bills that impact the lives of teen parents.  Please join our advocacy committee to learn more. Email [email protected] to participate.

During the 2019 session, the TPC Advocacy Committee followed a number of bills that impact issues of interest to the Teen Parent Collaborative.  Links to these bills, and bills of interest from previous sessions, can be found below:

2019 Legislation

HB 1262State Funding for Full Day Kindergarten (TPC Position: Strongly Support)
HB 1171 – Expand Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act (TPC Position: Strongly Support)
HB 1013 – Child Care Expenses Tax Credit Low Income Families (TPC Position: Strongly Support
HB 1005 – Income Tax Credit for Early Childhood Educators (TPC Position: Strongly Support)
HB 1032 – Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education (TPC Position: Support)
HB 1038 – Dental Services for Pregnant Women on Children’s Basic Health Plan Plus (TPC Position: Support)
HB 1052 – Early Childhood Development Special District (TPC Position: Support)
HB 1120 – Youth Mental Health Education & Suicide Prevention (TPC Position: Support)
HB 1122 – CDPHE Maternal Mortality Review Committee (TPC Position: Support)
SB 7 – Prevent Sexual Misconduct at Higher Ed Campuses (TPC Position: Support)
SB 63 – Infant and Family Care Action Plan (TPC Position: Support)
HB 1194 – School Discipline for Preschool Through 2nd Grade (TPC Position: Support)
HB 1239 – Census Outreach Grant Program (TPC Position: Support)
HB 1257 – Voter Approval to Retain Revenue for Ed & Trans (TPC Position: Support)
HB 1258 – Allocate Voter-Approved Revenue for Ed & Trans (TPC Position: Support)
SB 246 – Public School Finance (TPC Position: Monitor)
HB 1316 – Modernizing Marriage Laws for Minors

2018 Legislation

HB 18-1004 – Renew Child Care Contibution Tax Credit
SB 18-007 – Affordable Housing Tax Credit
HB 18-1141 – Modernize Early Childhood Council Language
HB 18-1306 – Improve Education Stability for Foster Youth
HB 18-1319 – Extension of Services for Successful Adulthood for Former Foster Care Youth (ages 18-21)
HB  18-1335 – County Child Care Assistance Program Block Grants
HB 18-1346 – Abuse of Youth Under 21 in Care of Institution
HB 18-1348 – Child Welfare Information Services
SB 18-099 – Align Early Childhood Quality Improvement Program
HB 18-1050 – Compentency to Proceed Juvenile Justice System
HB 18-1094 – Children & Youth Mental Health Treatment Act
HB 18-1156 – Limit Penalties for Juvenile Truancy
HB 18-1064 – Training Program for Prevention Child Sexual Abuse
HB 18-1363 – Recommendations of Child Support Commission
SB 18-095 – Outdated References to “Illegitmate” Children
SB 18-154 – Juvenile Planning Committee Crossover Plans
SB 18-213 – Transfer Academic Credits for Division of Youth Services Youths
SB 18-272 – Crisis & Suicide Prevention Training Grant Program
HB 18-1134 – Use of Colorado Preschool Program Positions
SB 18-013 – Expand Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act