August 19, 2019

State Board of Education Amends Rule for Administration of the Exceptional Children’s Educational Act

The Colorado State Board of Education has amended the rules for administrating the Exceptional Children’s Educational Act. The purpose of the proposed amendments are:

  • to replace the definition of Administrative Unit that was inadvertently deleted through previous emergency rulemaking;
  • to bring the state into compliance with recent legislation adopting a Tier 1 Due Process Hearing System (SB 11-061); and
  • to repeal Section 2.08(6)(b)(i) and renumber, because by operation of rule the language has expired; the section outlines the criteria for determining if a child has a specific learning disability that prevents the child from receiving reasonable education benefit from general education.

A hearing on the amended rules will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at the Department of Education State Board Room, 201 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado 80203, beginning at 2:30 pm.

Full text of the proposed changes and red line edits to the rules can be found here. Further information about the rules and hearing can be found here.

Governor Hickenlooper Signs Many More Bills into Law

Early this week, nineteen bills reached Governor John Hickenlooper’s desk. They comprised of the fifth group and sixth group of bills to emerge from the 2011 General Assembly.

  • HB 11-1030
    • Sponsored by Rep. B. Gardner and Sen. Boyd. Set Aside for Program Requiring the State to First Solicit Bids from Nonprofits Employing People with Severe Disabilities.
  • HB 11-1117
    • Sponsored by Reps. McCann and Court and Sen. S. King. Subpoenas Issued by Administrative Law Judges in Campaign Finance Proceedings.
  • HB 11-1148
    • Sponsored by Reps. Labuda and Nikkel and Sen. Boyd. Disclosure of Employment Information to an Employer Regarding a Health Care Worker and Immunity on Disclosing said Information.
  • HB 11-1202
    • Sponsored by Rep. Labuda and Sen. Tochtrop. Requiring Public Entities to have Appropriations Available Prior to Work by a Contractor Pursuant to a Change Order.
  • SB 11-002
    • Sponsored by Sen. Carroll and Rep. J. Kerr. Low-income Telephone Assistance Program Guidelines.
  • SB 11-020
    • Sponsored by Sen. Morse and Rep. Stephens. Authorization of Certain Employees of the Department of Law as Peace Officers.
  • SB 11-093
    • Sponsored by Sen. S. King and Rep. Vaad. Continuation of Interagency Task Force on Drunk Driving.
  • SB 11-101
    • Sponsored by Sen. Spence and Rep. Swalm. Continuation of Fixed Rate and Tuition Fee Program.
  • SB 11-103
    • Sponsored by Sens. Lundberg and Foster and Rep. Scott. Repeal of the Benefit Design Advisory Committee.
  • SB 11-104
    • Sponsored by Sen. Roberts and Rep. Holbert. Repeal of Community Accountability Program Advisory Board.
  • SB 11-106
    • Sponsored by Sen. Spence and Rep. Ferrandino. Repeal of the Science and Technology Education Grants Advisory Board.
  • SB 11-123
    • Sponsored by Sen. Foster and Rep. Summers. Technical Changes to Child Support Procedures.
  • SB 11-061
    • Sponsored by Sen. Spence and Rep. Ferrandino. Process for Appeals Under the “Exceptional Children’s Education Act.”
  • HB 11-1177
    • Sponsored by Reps. Sonnenberg and Jones and Sens. Schwartz and White. Extension of Voluntary Tax Contributions to the Healthy Rivers Fund.
  • HB 11-1031
    • Sponsored by Rep. Miklosi and Sen. Foster. Authorizing Specific Local Governments to Designate a Portion of their Territory as a Creative District.
  • HB 11-1040
    • Sponsored by Rep. Brown and Sen. Tochtrop. Increase in Term Length for State Conservation Board Members.
  • HB 11-1085
    • Sponsored by Rep. S. Schafer and Sen. Jahn. Guidelines for Referral of Offenders to Community Corrections.
  • SB 11-029
    • Sponsored by Sen. Hudak and Rep. Summers. Annual Reports of the State Board of Land Commissioners Regulations.
  • SB 11-086
    • Sponsored by Sen. Foster and Rep. Murray. Period Governing the Appeals of Taxpayers in Tax Disputes with Local Government.

For a complete list of Governor Hickenlooper’s 2011 legislation decisions click here.