The Legislative Committee coordinates the networking, advising, advocating, and collaborating on state and national legislative issues impacting students. 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. See the link at the right titled “Colorado PTA Bill Positions for 2018” for information about the bills we are following. Please note that this is updated twice a month following meetings of the PTA Legislative Committee.
This year there will NOT be a Legislative Conference sponsored by Colorado PTA. Instead, we hope that you will select some items from the Advocacy Menu. We strongly suggest that you attend Great Education’s 2018 Action Summit on February 28, 2018, because school finance is one of our highest priorities. If you are looking for a conference to attend at the Capitol that focuses on children’s issues and advocacy, we suggest you sign up to attend Speak Up for Kids Day on March 14.
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.