HB 18-1420

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 27, 2018
  • Passed House Apr 27, 2018
  • Senate
  • Governor

Early Childhood Development Special District


The bill authorizes the creation of early childhood development service districts (districts) to provide services for children from birth through 8 years of age. Early childhood development services are defined to include early care and educational, health, mental health, and developmental services, including prevention and intervention. Districts are authorized to seek voter approval to levy property taxes and sales taxes in the district to generate revenues to provide early childhood development services. The district must be organized pursuant to the 'Special District Act' as modified by the bill. Under the bill, all eligible electors in the proposed district, rather than only property owners, are able to vote on the organization of the district and related ballot issues. The service plan for a proposed district is not required to be submitted to the planning commission for each county in which the special district is proposed to be located, and instead is submitted directly to the board of county commissioners (board) for such counties. In addition, the bill directs that the board shall not accept or act upon the request of a person owning property in the proposed service area to have his or her property excluded from the special district. The court conducting a hearing for the petition is also directed to not accept or act upon such a petition to exclude property from the district. The districts are governed by the 'Special District Act'; except that they are not subject to provisions concerning the inclusion or exclusion of property, procedures for the levy and collection of taxes, the certification and notice of special district taxes for general obligation indebtedness, property tax reduction agreements, and public improvement contracts. A district is authorized to contract with or work with another district or other provider of early childhood development services to provide services throughout the district. (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.) , Read More

Bill Sponsors (3)



May 01, 2018


Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Apr 27, 2018


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs


House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor

Apr 26, 2018


House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments


House Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Local Government House Committee of the Whole

Apr 23, 2018


Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government

  • Introduction
Local Government

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
Introduced (04/23/2018) PDF
Engrossed (04/26/2018) PDF
Reengrossed (04/27/2018) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/26/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (06/12/2018) PDF


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