Our 2021 Legislative Priorities
The 73rd General Assembly of the Colorado Legislature “gaveled in” on Jan. 13, 2021 to address urgent business and swear in new members. Due to concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the legislature is scheduled to reconvene on Feb. 16 to carry out the rest of the 120-day lawmaking term. Colorado Center on Law and Policy will periodically update this webpage to reflect its priorities throughout the session.
On Jan. 7, CCLP hosted its 2021 Legislative Preview virtual event, during which content experts shared their legislative priorities for the session ahead. You can learn more about this year’s agenda in our focus areas of Food, Health, Housing and Income by viewing the series of short, recorded webinars from the event. Videos from all four sessions are available on our YouTube channel.
A key priority this year, working in partnership with Metro Caring, is to renew the 2016 Necessary Documents Program. CCLP led the legislative effort for the Colorado Collaborative ID Project to get funding to pay for documents necessary to obtain a government issued ID. Such official ID is now necessary to get a job, rent and apartment, cash a check or obtain most medical care, open a bank account or apply for public benefits. For more details, download this fact sheet.