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SB 20-185

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 26, 2020
  • Senate
  • House
  • Governor

The Colorado Imagination Library Program


The bill requires the state librarian in the department of education (department) to contract with a Colorado nonprofit organization (contractor) for the creation and operation of the Colorado imagination library program (program). The contractor shall manage the daily operations of the program, including but not limited to: Establishing county-based affiliate programs in all Colorado counties and city and counties; Advancing and strengthening the affiliate programs to ensure enrollment growth; Developing, promoting, and coordinating a public awareness campaign to make donors aware of the opportunity to donate to the affiliate program and make the public aware of the opportunity to register eligible children to receive books through the program; and Contracting with a national nonprofit foundation that exists for the sole purpose of working with local entities to identify eligible children and mail age-appropriate, high-quality books each month to those children at no cost to families. The bill requires the contractor to submit a report to the department which shall then submit the report to the general assembly on the total number of eligible children in each county or city and county in Colorado and how many eligible children are enrolled in the program in each county or city and county. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Jeff Bridges

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 26

Jack Tate

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 27

Kerry Tipper

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 28

James Wilson



No votes to display


Mar 13, 2020


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

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

Mar 04, 2020


Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Education

Feb 26, 2020


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education

  • Introduction

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced (02/26/2020) PDF
PA1 (03/14/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (03/12/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/03/2020) PDF


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