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Non-Legal Name Changes

Concerning non-legal name changes for students in schools.
2024 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

Colorado Youth Advisory Council Review Committee. Section 1 of the bill:

  • Requires public schools and institute charter schools (school) to use a student's preferred name, if a preferred name is requested by the student; and
  • Deems a school's refusal to use a student's preferred name a form of discrimination.

Section 2 of the bill:

  • Creates the non-legal name changes in schools task force (task force) in the department of education (department) consisting of 9 members appointed by the department to examine existing school policies and provide recommendations to schools on how to best implement student non-legal name change policies;
  • Requires the department to appoint members to the task force by June 30, 2024;
  • Requires the task force to submit a report to the department detailing the recommended policy guidelines by January 1, 2025;
  • Requires the department to publish the report on its website and submit the report to the superintendent of each school district and chief administrator of each institute charter school by February 1, 2025;
  • Requires a school to implement the task force's policy recommendations by July 1, 2025; and
  • Repeals the task force, effective July 1, 2026.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


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Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. S. Vigil
Sen. J. Marchman, Sen. F. Winter



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