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Archives for February 24, 2017

SB 17-102: Prohibiting Use of Student Information Collected by School Service Providers

On January 27, 2017, Rep. Rachel Zenzinger and Sen. Brittany Pettersen introduced SB 17-102, “Concerning Prohibitions Affecting the Student Information that School Service Providers Collect.”

The bill defines ‘classification information’ as information that identifies the citizenship status or religion of a student or the student’s family. The bill prohibits a school service contract provider from collecting, using, or sharing classification information. With regard to existing statutory exceptions that allow a school service contract provider to share or sell certain student personally identifying information, the bill prohibits the sharing or sale of classification information.

The bill was introduced in the Senate and assigned to the Education Committee. The committee voted to postpone the bill indefinitely.

SB 17-107: Creating Performance Indicator for Schools Regarding Art Performance

On January 27, 2017, Sen. Michael Merrifield and Rep. Barbara McLaughlin introduced SB 17-107, “Concerning Measures to Reward Public Education Entities that Provide Student Access to Arts Education Programs.”

Under current law, the accreditation for school districts and the state charter school institute (institute) and the level of performance for public schools is based on the attainment of specified performance indicators. The bill creates an additional performance indicator that measures the degree to which a public school, a school district, or the institute provides access to courses or educational programs in dance, drama and theater, music, and visual arts. The state board of education must adopt rules by which a public school, a school district, or the institute will receive additional credit toward the accreditation or performance ratings based on the arts performance indicator.

The bill was introduced in the Senate and assigned to the State, Veterans, & Military Affairs and Appropriations committees. It passed through the State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee with no amendments and was referred to Appropriations.

SB 17-090: Requiring Commissioner of Agriculture to Measure THC in Industrial Hemp

On January 18, 2017, Sen. Randy Baumgardner and Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush introduced SB 17-090, “Concerning How to Measure the Level of Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol in Industrial Hemp.”

The bill requires the commissioner of agriculture to determine the level of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol in industrial hemp by measuring the combined concentration of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol and its precursor tetrahydrocannabinolic acid.

The bill was introduced in the Senate and assigned to the Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Committee. It passed in the committee with amendments and was amended again on Second Reading. It passed Third Reading in the Senate with no further amendments, and was introduced in the House. It was assigned to the House Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Committee.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 2/23/2017

On Thursday, February 23, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and four unpublished opinions.

United States v. Mays

United States v. Harrison

Gonzalez Vargas v. Sessions

Harold v. University of Colorado Hospital

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.