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
  • Signed by Governor Mar 24, 2020

Educator Education Requirements Special Education

Abstract

For renewal of an educator license, the act 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. The 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 on June 30, 2020, 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 act prevents the licensee from applying a single professional development course to one or more content or hour requirements established in law. The act also requires each educator preparation program, alternative teacher program, and alternative principal preparation program to include course work that provides educator candidates or alternative teachers 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: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


Mar 24, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Mar 23, 2020

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Mar 17, 2020

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

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

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
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

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

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
Appropriations Education

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (03/24/2020) PDF
Final Act (03/17/2020) 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
Fiscal Note FN2 (08/17/2020) PDF

Sources

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