State senators rejected the proposed creation of a school board ethics commission to hear alleged violations of Colorado’s Open Meetings Law and the Colorado Open Records Act.
Colorado Legislature 2016
The names of children who are victims of serious crimes should be deleted from criminal justice records before those records are released to the public, a panel of state lawmakers decided.
The governing boards of Colorado’s two local district community colleges want state lawmakers’ permission to make decisions via email.
A school discipline reporting bill cleared the House Education Committee on Wednesday, despite concerns it will limit community organizations’ ability to obtain data needed to analyze factors contributing to the school-to-prison pipeline.
For the second consecutive year, state lawmakers killed proposed legislation that would have prohibited the sealing of domestic violence-related convictions in municipal courts.
A bill safeguarding Colorado whistleblowers cleared the House Local Government Committee with amendments and moments of emotionally powerful testimony.
A proposed new ethics commission would add some “teeth” to the Colorado Open Records Act and the Sunshine Law, at least for the governing boards of local school districts and charter schools.
Twenty Colorado nonprofits that spend public dollars to serve people with developmental and intellectual disabilities should be required like government agencies to provide detailed financial records and other information on request, parents and advocates told state lawmakers.
Colorado lawmakers are taking steps to formalize a 2½-year-old pilot program that encourages state government agencies to “streamline access to public data” by making datasets available online in machine-readable formats.
State lawmakers introduced three bills in the opening weeks of the 2016 legislative session intended to safeguard Colorado whistleblowers.