April 9, 2019

Denver, CO – The Colorado State Senate yesterday voted unanimously to advance HB19-1206, Higher Education Supplemental Academic Instruction, a bill sponsored by Senator Jeff Bridges (D-Greenwood Village) that would help more students succeed in pursuing advanced degrees. The bill now moves to Governor Polis for his signature.

“Everyone learns at different paces and in different ways. This bill gives students in need of further academic instruction the support they need to thrive in college-level classes,” said Senator Bridges. “Right now, students pay college-level prices for classes that don’t count toward their college degree. This leads to more people dropping out and fewer people graduating. Giving college credit to students in need of additional help will give more Coloradans the fair shot at success they deserve.”

HB19-1206 authorizes all 4-year institutions to offer supplemental academic instruction to students who need additional support to be successful in college-level courses. This bill would address equity gaps in higher education by ensuring more students have access to supplemental academic instruction. On March 19, 2019, it passed the House of Representatives on third reading by a vote of 63-2.For more information on this bill, please visit https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1206.