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.
The Colorado PTA Legislative Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month during the Legislative session (January to April) and on the 2nd Mondays the rest of the year. Your Advocacy Liaison, as well as local unit leaders, will receive information about the issues PTA is focusing on. Everyone is welcome to attend our Legislative Committee meetings! As you know, your members are automatically members of Colorado PTA and National PTA, and we want to ensure that your membership has every opportunity to receive all information and benefits that PTA provides. We thank you for your commitment to PTA and to your membership, and we look forward to your advocacy partnership this year!
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.