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Issue Professional License Lawful United States Presence

Concerning the issuance of a professional license to a person who is legally authorized to work in the United States.
2020 Regular Session
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

The bill requires the Colorado supreme court to issue a license to practice law and the department of education to issue a teacher license if in either situation, the license applicant otherwise meets the licensing requirements and:

  • The person has a current and valid employment authorization document issued by the United States citizenship and immigration services;
  • The person is lawfully present in the United States; and
  • The person was issued a social security number by the United States social security administration ; or
  • The person is a United States citizen, a legal permanent resident, or is otherwise lawfully present in the United States.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Under Consideration


Bill Text

Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

COVID-19 Resources

Temporary Guidelines for Review and Comment Meetings

The legislature will meet in limited session on Monday, March 30th. The Capitol will be open for the duration of the session for those with essential business related to the session. The building will not be available for public tours. People without essential business are encouraged to access the session through the General Assembly website and Colorado Channel.  Anybody with essential business related to the session will be required to practice appropriate social distancing measures.