The council has the following powers, functions, and duties:

Recommending and reviewing legislation, through the state department, related to accessibility, services and supports, and other issues concerning the disability community

2020 Legislative Session

The Council is monitoring the following bills proposed in the 2020 Legislative session:

House Bills
Bill # Short Title Sponsors Most Recent Status
HB20-1006 Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants J. McCluskie (D) | E. Sirota (D) / B. Pettersen (D) | T. Story (D) 1/24/2020 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
HB20-1012 Child Welfare Program Children Developmental Disabilities M. Young (D) | L. Landgraf (R) / N. Todd (D) | B. Gardner (R) 1/29/2020 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
HB20-1028 Need For Juvenile Behavioral Health Treatment S. Beckman (R) | D. Michaelson Jenet (D) / J. Gonzales (D) 1/24/2020 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely
HB20-1035 Programs To Develop Housing Support Services J. Singer (D) / R. Fields (D) 1/29/2020 House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to Appropriations
HB20-1058 Behavior Analysts In Public Schools M. Froelich (D) / J. Bridges (D) 3/6/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily – No Amendments
HB20-1061 Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Prevention Medications A. Valdez (D) | L. Herod (D) / D. Moreno (D) 3/5/2020 House Third Reading Passed – No Amendments
HB20-1079 Juveniles On Colorado Sex Offender Registry A. Benavidez (D) | J. Singer (D) / R. Rodriguez (D) 1/23/2020 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
HB20-1086 Insurance Coverage Mental Health Wellness Exam D. Michaelson Jenet (D) | C. Larson (R) / R. Fields (D) 2/21/2020 Introduced In Senate – Assigned to Health & Human Services
HB20-1090 Pharmacies To Provide Prescription Readers M. Young (D) 2/28/2020 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely
HB20-1128 Educator Education Requirements Special Education B. Buentello (D) | J. Wilson (R) / R. Zenzinger (D) | K. Priola (R) 2/24/2020 Introduced In Senate – Assigned to Education
HB20-1323 Special Olympics License Plate And Tax Check-off L. Cutter (D) | P. Will (R) / J. Bridges (D) 2/25/2020 Introduced In House – Assigned to Finance
Senate Bills
SB20-001 Expand Behavioral Health Training For K-12 Educators R. Fields (D) / E. Sirota (D) | K. Van Winkle (R) 2/6/2020 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
SB20-014 Excused Absences In Public Schools For Behavioral Health R. Fields (D) / D. Michaelson Jenet (D) | L. Cutter (D) 3/6/2020 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily – No Amendments
SB20-026 Workers’ Compensation For Audible Psychological Trauma R. Fields (D) | J. Cooke (R) / J. Singer (D) 2/6/2020 Introduced In House – Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor
SB20-033 Allow Medicaid Buy-in Program After Age 65 J. Tate (R) | R. Fields (D) / S. Lontine (D) 3/6/2020 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended – Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
SB20-037 Trusted Interoperability Platform Advisory Committee R. Rodriguez (D) | R. Fields (D) / J. Singer (D) 3/2/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
SB20-039 Update Accessibility Signage State-owned Facility R. Fields (D) | T. Story (D) / A. Valdez (D) | D. Roberts (D) 3/5/2020 Senate Considered House Amendments – Result was to Concur – Repass
SB20-069 Disabled Veterans Free State Park Access L. Garcia (D) / B. Buentello (D) 3/2/2020 Signed by the Speaker of the House
SB20-100 Repeal The Death Penalty J. Gonzales (D) | J. Tate (R) / J. Arndt (D) | A. Benavidez (D) 2/26/2020 House Third Reading Passed – No Amendments
SB20-151 Administration Of The RTD Regional Transportation District J. Tate (R) | R. Rodriguez (D) / D. Jackson (D) | C. Larson (R) 3/3/2020 Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Judiciary
SB20-160 Require Movie Theaters To Provide Open Captioning N. Todd (D) | J. Ginal (D) 2/12/2020 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
SB20-180 Dyslexia Education In Criminal And Juvenile Justice System F. Winter (D) | J. Gonzales (D) 2/20/2020 Introduced In Senate – Assigned to Judiciary
SB20-181 Measures On Incompetent To Proceed P. Lee (D) / M. Weissman (D) 2/20/2020 Introduced In Senate – Assigned to Judiciary
SB20-182 Supporting Wandering Persons Recovery Programs J. Danielson (D) 2/27/2020 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
SJR20-017 Joint Rule Change Equal Access To Legislature S. Fenberg (D) / A. Garnett (D) 3/5/2020 Introduced In House – Assigned to