HB 20-1128

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Feb 24, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 21, 2020
  • Passed Senate Mar 14, 2020
  • Governor

Educator Education Requirements Special Education

Abstract

For renewal of an educator license, the bill requires teachers, special services providers, principals, and administrators to complete 10 clock hours of the professional development required during the term of the license relating to increasing awareness of laws and practices relating to the education of students with disabilities in the classroom, including educating students with behavioral concerns or behavioral disabilities, which laws and practices include but are not limited to child find and inclusive learning environments. A licensee who has less than 3 years left in the license renewal period at the time the bill is enacted has until the end of the next license renewal period to complete the professional development content requirement, and may use classes and activities completed during a 5-year look-back period to comply with the content requirement. Nothing in the bill prevents the licensee from applying a single professional development course to one or more content or hour requirements established in law. The bill also requires each educator preparation program, alternative teacher program, and alternative principal preparation program to include course work that provides educator candidates or alternative teacher or principals with an overview of federal laws relating to the education of students with disabilities, individualized education programs, and child find and that teaches educators effective special education classroom practices, including but not limited to inclusive learning environments. (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.) Read More

Bill Sponsors (4)

Bri Buentello

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 47
Primary

James Wilson

Primary

Rachel Zenzinger

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 19
Primary

Kevin Priola

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 25
Primary

Votes


Mar 14, 2020

BILL

Pass

House

House

House

BILL

Pass

House

Actions


Mar 23, 2020

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Mar 14, 2020

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Mar 13, 2020

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

Mar 12, 2020

Senate

Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Senate Committee of the Whole Education

Feb 24, 2020

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education

  • Introduction
Education

Feb 21, 2020

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Feb 20, 2020

House

House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Feb 18, 2020

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Feb 14, 2020

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Feb 04, 2020

House

House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Education

Jan 15, 2020

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations

  • Introduction
Education Appropriations

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (None) PDF
Final Act (None) PDF
Rerevised (03/14/2020) PDF
Revised (03/13/2020) PDF
Reengrossed (02/21/2020) PDF
Engrossed (02/20/2020) PDF
Introduced (01/15/2020) PDF
PA2 (03/12/2020) PDF
PA1 (02/06/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (02/11/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (01/28/2020) PDF

Sources

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