Bill to Guarantee Mental Health Wellness Checks Bill Advances

January 30, 2020

Bipartisan legislation would reinforce Colorado as a national leader in mental health parity DENVER, CO– HB20-1086, sponsored by Representatives Dafna Michaelson Jenet and Colin Larson, today passed the House Committee on Health and Insurance unanimously. By guaranteeing insurance coverage for annual mental health wellness exams, the legislation would cement Colorado as a national leader in

Rep. Exum & Duran’s Driving Instruction for Foster Children Bill Advances

January 29, 2020

Bill would cover the cost of driver’s ed courses for foster children DENVER, CO — Reps. Tony Exum Sr. and Monica Duran’s Bill, Driving Instruction for Foster Children, today passed the Transportation & Local Government Committee. The bill would provide grants to pay for driving education costs of children in custody of the state from

Rep. Mullica: We Can and Must Address Teen Nicotine Use

January 29, 2020

Prime sponsor of nicotine regulation bill addresses Lung Association report that calls for action on teen nicotine use and Colorado’s highest in the nation e-cigarette use DENVER, CO– Representative Kyle Mullica (D-Northglenn), the prime sponsor of HB20-1001, today released the following statement after the American Lung Association published its updated State of Tobacco Control grades,

Rep. Young’s Child Welfare Program For Children With Developmental Disabilities Bill Advances

January 29, 2020

Legislation would give more parents resources to support their children with severe developmental and intellectual disabilities DENVER, CO — Legislation sponsored by Representative Mary Young to expand eligibility for a program to support children or youth with severe intellectual disabilities today advanced the House Public Health and Human Services Committee. The legislation passed 13-0. “Parents