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Colorado Legislative Update 2/5/23

Updated: Nov 8, 2023

We have just released our 24th Episode of Faith Family Fitness which showcases our first of many legislative updates. This weekend we had Representative Brandi Bradley on the air with us to discuss some bills that are critical to Colorado Families.


Here at Full Armour Sports Teams, we know the importance of serving our families in more ways than just providing quality athletics and youth programming. We are dedicated to fighting for your kids and your families locally, state-wide and nationally to ensure that you can raise your kids in a Christ-centered home with your espoused values.


I'm sure that I don't have to explain the attack our local, state-wide and national government is launching on Christian households in the midst of Woke Society. It is so critical that we demand our legislators stand up for the rights and freedoms of all citizens of our county, state and nation.


We will be publishing legislative updates on a regular basis during every legislative session in Colorado and will continue to invite lawmakers on our show to discuss upcoming bills affecting your families, but we need your help.

 

Ways to Help:

  1. Email your Legislators

  2. Call Your Legislators

  3. Testify on Bills in Committees

  4. Share this Update with Your Friends and Family

  5. Support our mission and help increase our air time on local radio.


 

Brandi Bradley Interview:


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Bills of Interest:


House Bill HB23-1098 Women's Rights in Athletics

Sponsors Rep. Lisa Frizell, Rep. Brandi Bradley, Sen. Byron Pelton

Testimony: 2/13/23 State, Civic, Military & Veterans Affairs

Full Armour Faith, Family, Fitness SUPPORTS

"The bill requires any intercollegiate, interscholastic, intramural, or club athletic team, sport, or athletic event to be designated as one of the following, based on the biological sex at birth of the participating students: Male, female, or coeducational. Male and female athletes may only participate on teams designated to their respective sexes. The bill prohibits a governmental entity from investigating a complaint or taking any adverse action against a public school, school district, activities association or organization, institution of higher education, or any employee or governing board member for complying with the bill.

The bill creates a cause of action for a student, school, or institution that suffers harm as a result of noncompliance with the bill. There is also a cause of action for a student who suffers retaliation for reporting violations of the bill. The statutes of limitations for the causes of action are 2 years and a prevailing party is entitled to reasonable attorney fees. The attorney general is required to provide legal representation to a school, school district, association, or institution of higher education that is sued for complying with the bill."


Full Text:

HB23-1098
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Download PDF • 160KB

House Bill HB23-1029 Prohibit COVID-19 Vaccine To Minor Without Consent

Sponsors Rep. Brandi Bradley, Sen. Mark Baisley

Testimony: 2/7/23 Health and Insurance Committee

Full Armour Faith, Family, Fitness SUPPORTS

"The bill prohibits:

  • Requiring a COVID-19 vaccine for a minor in Colorado;

  • Administering a COVID-19 vaccine to a child without the informed consent of the child's parent or legal guardian;

  • Administering a COVID-19 vaccine to an emancipated minor without the informed consent of the emancipated minor;

  • A school from dismissing, suspending, refusing admission, or refusing to permit participation in an extracurricular activity to a student who has claimed a COVID-19 immunization exemption;

  • A public or private entity from discriminating against a minor participating in a nonpublic home-based educational program based on whether the minor received the COVID-19 vaccine;

  • A public entity from levying a fee, fine, or tax, or a private entity from levying a fine or fee, on a minor or their parent or legal guardian based on whether the minor received the COVID-19 vaccine; or

  • A public or private entity from discriminating against a minor based on whether the minor received a COVID-19 vaccine.


The bill allows an aggrieved person to file a civil action and waives sovereign immunity if the violator is a public entity."


Full Text:

HB23-1029
.pdf
Download PDF • 158KB

House Bill HB23-1003 School Mental Health Assessment

"Concerning the creation of the "Sixth Through Twelfth Grade Mental Health Assessment Act"

Sponsors Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, Sen. Lisa Cutter

Testimony: 2/7/23 Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services

Full Armour Faith, Family, Fitness OPPOSES

"The bill creates the sixth through twelfth grade mental health assessment program (program) administered by the department of public health and environment (department).


The bill allows any public school that serves any of grades 6 through 12 to participate in the program and requires a public school that wants to participate in the program to notify the department.


The bill requires participating schools to provide written notice to the parents of students within the first 2 weeks of the start of the school year in order to allow parents to opt their child out of participating in the mental health assessment.


The bill specifies that a student 12 years of age or older may consent to participate in the mental health assessment even if the student's parent opts out.


Mental health assessments must be conducted in participating schools by a qualified provider. The bill requires the department to select a qualified provider to administer the mental health assessment and establishes requirements that the qualified provider must meet.


The bill requires a qualified provider to notify the student's parent under certain circumstances, if the qualified provider finds that additional treatment is needed after reviewing the student's mental health assessment results.


The bill authorizes the department to promulgate rules as necessary to implement and administer the program."


Full Text:

HB23-1003
.pdf
Download PDF • 160KB

 

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