HB-1017, the Kindergarten through 5th grade Social Emotional Act, Senate Bill 19-010 the Behavioral Health Services for Schools Act and HB19-1171 Expanding Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act were signed into law by Governor Polis on 5/10/19 at a ceremony at North Middle School in the Aurora Public School District.
CSSWA Board members Liz Davis, Jessie Caggianno, and Cam Short-Camilli, Ex. Director and NASW-CO Ex. Director Heather McLaughlin, Legislative Chair Sarah Lincoln, Interns Mallory Armstrong and Amanda Merfeld and lobbyists extraordinaire, Adeline Hodge (who is also an MSW), attended the event. CSSWA/NASW representatives are pictured with the sponsors of the bills: Representative Michaelson-Jenet, Senator Fields and Rep. Priola. Extensive collaboration by CSSWA and NASW-Co helped pass HB-1017 and HB-1171. We thank Representative Michaelson-Jenet and Senator Fields for sponsoring these significant bills and for your dedication, passion and extensive time working on these. Thank you to everyone who attended stakeholder meetings, legislative meetings and testified and supported testimony at hearings. Thank you Governor Polis for signing these into law!