HB 20B-1001

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 First Extraordinary Session
  • Introduced in House Dec 01, 2020
  • Passed House Dec 01, 2020
  • Passed Senate Dec 02, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Dec 07, 2020

Grants To Improve Internet Access In P-12 Education


The bill creates the connecting Colorado students grant program (program) to provide grants to local education providers to use in providing broadband service and other technology for increased internet access for students, educators, and other staff. The program is created in the department of education (department). The department reviews applications, and the commissioner of education (commissioner) awards the grants. The department must consult with the office of information technology, the office of economic development, and broadband and education technology experts in reviewing the applications. The bill specifies the required contents of grant applications, the criteria that the department and the commissioner must consider in reviewing and awarding grants, and criteria for prioritizing applicants. The bill creates the connecting Colorado students grant program fund out of which grants are paid. By February 1, 2021, the department must distribute the money appropriated to the department for the 2020-21 budget year for grants. Beginning in July 15, 2021, the department must submit to the state board of education, governor, and education committees of the general assembly a report concerning implementation of the program. By January 10, 2021, the department, in collaboration with the office of information technology and broadband service providers, must develop and make publicly available a list of free or low-cost broadband services and other internet access resources. The program is repealed, effective February 1, 2022. (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.)

Bill Sponsors (4)



Dec 07, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Dec 04, 2020

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor


Signed by the President of the Senate


Signed by the Speaker of the House

Dec 02, 2020


House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass


Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Dec 01, 2020


Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee


Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage


Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Finance


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance

  • Introduction


House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Nov 30, 2020


House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor


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

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


House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations State, Veterans, & Military Affairs


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

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (12/07/2020) PDF
Final Act (12/04/2020) PDF
Rerevised (12/02/2020) PDF
Revised (12/01/2020) PDF
Reengrossed (12/01/2020) PDF
Engrossed (11/30/2020) PDF
Introduced (11/30/2020) PDF
PA1 (12/01/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (11/30/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (12/01/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (11/30/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (12/01/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (12/10/2020) PDF


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