Good News Laws

Good News Laws

Colorado’s spring legislature improved life for many of us. Click the title above for major gains in education, climate improvement, worker protections, and healthcare costs – bills signed into law by Governor Jared Polis.

 

Education – State funding for Full-day Kindergarten

The Law

Full day Kindergarten will now be funded by the State of Colorado

How we Benefit

  • Better early education with more teaching time and better social adjustment
  • Reduced childcare costs
  • Enables better parental time management

Learn more – HB19-1262

 

Climate Protection – Action plan to reduce Pollution

The Law

To achieve the  goal of reducing greenhouse gases by 90% by 2050, a detailed plan is established to set Colorado’s  policies, incentives, and milestones. 

How we Benefit

  • Helps ensure global livability – our future and that of our children

Learn more – HB19-1261

 

Worker Protection – Increasing penalties for exploitive employers

 The Law

Failure to provide wages owed to workers can now be felony theft. 

How we Benefit

  • Employers have incentive to deal fairly with persons they owe wages to

Learn more – HB19-1267

 

Healthcare Costs – Changes to define insurance responsibilities and lower healthcare costs

The Law

Pilot program authorizes healthcare cooperatives to include consumer protections (for example, preexisting condition coverage) and enables consumer collective bargaining with healthcare providers to control healthcare costs

How we Benefit

  • Extension of this program can help make your healthcare work in more situations while lowering costs.

Learn more – SB19-004 

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