The Legislative Committee coordinates the networking, advising, advocating, and collaborating on state and national legislative issues impacting students, along with planning and coordination of the annual Legislative Conference.
Colorado PTA continues to be an integral part of the education advocacy scene at the State Legislature. PTA takes positions on legislation dealing with children’s education, health, and well-being, and PTA volunteers provide testimony in legislative committees. PTA was a principal partner in the 2013 Year of the Student project to urge the Legislature to pass bills to improve school funding. In 2014 and 2015 PTA worked with our members of Congress to include parent and family engagement provisions in ESSA (Every Child Succeeds Act), which replaced No Child Left Behind.
Information on the legislative calendar, bills, journals, audio and videos from chamber and committee hearings!
How are votes conducted?
When it becomes necessary for the Legislative Committee to vote on a position recommended for adoption by COPTA, the vote is based on a quorum of attending committee members in good standing (see above). The quorum shall be a minimum of 7 people from at least 3 different regions, with a simple majority being required to pass the vote.