HB18-1044 - Colorado Children's Trust Fund Act

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning the "Colorado Children's Trust Fund Act".

The bill amends current statutory language in the 'Colorado Children's Trust Fund Act' to place a greater priority on preventing child maltreatment fatalities and continuing to prevent child maltreatment. This includes reducing the occurrence of prenatal drug exposure and drug endangerment and reducing the occurrence of other adverse childhood experiences.

The current membership of the Colorado children's trust fund board (board) is increased from 9 members to 21 members, to reflect a broader approach to child maltreatment prevention issues.

Duties and powers of the board are expanded to include:


  • Advising and making recommendations to the governor, state agencies, and other entities concerning child maltreatment prevention;
  • Developing strategies and monitoring efforts to decrease incidences of child maltreatment, child maltreatment fatalities, and other adverse childhood experiences; and
  • Monitoring and implementing, as appropriate, the ongoing development and implementation of programs and factors that affect work in the area of childhood maltreatment.

The bill expands the accepted uses for grants from the Colorado children's trust fund to include programs working to reduce the incidence of child maltreatment fatalities, child maltreatment, and other adverse childhood experiences.

The repeal date for the act is extended from July 1, 2022, to July 1, 2023.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: February 26, 2018
02/26/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
02/21/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
02/05/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
01/30/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
01/29/2018 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
01/26/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 01/29/2018 - No Amendments
01/23/2018 - House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/10/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services