SB 21-116

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Apr 26, 2021
  • Passed Senate Apr 23, 2021
  • Passed House Jun 03, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Jun 28, 2021

Prohibit American Indian Mascots

Abstract

The bill prohibits the use of American Indian mascots (mascots) by public schools, including charter and institute charter schools, and public institutions of higher education ( public school) as of June 1, 2022. The bill imposes a fine of $25,000 per month for each month that a public school continues to use a mascot after such date, payable to the state education fund.The prohibition does not apply to: Any agreement that exists prior to June 30, 2021, between a federally recognized Indian tribe (tribe) and a public school, although the tribe has the right and ability to revoke the agreement at any time; Any public school that is operated by a tribe or with the approval of a tribe and existing within the boundaries of the tribe's reservation; The ability of a tribe to create and maintain a relationship or agreement with a public school that fosters goodwill, emphasizes education and supports a curriculum that teaches American Indian history, and encourages a positive cultural exchange. Any such agreement may allow any mascot that is culturally affiliated with the tribe, as determined at the discretion of the tribe's governing body. (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 (3)

Votes


Actions


Jun 28, 2021

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Jun 10, 2021

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Jun 03, 2021

Senate

Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 02, 2021

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

May 25, 2021

House

House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

May 20, 2021

House

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

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

Apr 26, 2021

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Education

  • Introduction
Education

Apr 23, 2021

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 22, 2021

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Apr 13, 2021

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Apr 07, 2021

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Apr 01, 2021

Senate

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

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

Feb 23, 2021

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education

  • Introduction
Education

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (06/28/2021) PDF
Final Act (06/10/2021) PDF
Rerevised (06/03/2021) PDF
Revised (06/02/2021) PDF
Reengrossed (04/23/2021) PDF
Engrossed (04/22/2021) PDF
Introduced (02/23/2021) PDF
PA2 (05/21/2021) PDF
PA1 (04/05/2021) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/10/2021) PDF

Sources

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