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Summary of Major Legislation

Summary of Human Services Legislation (2017)

Human Services

During the 2017 legislative session, the General Assembly considered measures related to Colorado’s behavioral health crisis system and the use and misuse of opioids. Other issues considered include child care regulations, child welfare, and a job program for individuals receiving cash assistance benefits. All bills discussed below became law, unless otherwise noted.

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details