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Bill Detail: SB20-185

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Title The Colorado Imagination Library Program
Status Governor Signed (07/10/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors J. Wilson (R)
K. Tipper (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Tate (R)
J. Bridges (D)
House Committee Energy and Environment
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 02/26/2020
Description

The bill requires the state librarian in the department of education
(department) to contract with a Colorado nonprofit organization
(contractor) for the creation and operation of the Colorado imagination
library program (program). The contractor shall manage the daily
operations of the program, including but not limited to:
  • Establishing county-based affiliate programs in all

Colorado counties and city and counties;
  • Advancing and strengthening the affiliate programs to
ensure enrollment growth;
  • Developing, promoting, and coordinating a public
awareness campaign to make donors aware of the
opportunity to donate to the affiliate program and make the
public aware of the opportunity to register eligible children
to receive books through the program; and
  • Contracting with a national nonprofit foundation that exists
for the sole purpose of working with local entities to
identify eligible children and mail age-appropriate,
high-quality books each month to those children at no cost
to families.
The bill requires the contractor to submit a report to the
department which shall then submit the report to the general assembly on
the total number of eligible children in each county or city and county in
Colorado and how many eligible children are enrolled in the program in
each county or city and county.

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