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Colorado Refugee Services Program

Concerning the Colorado refugee services program.
2019 Regular Session
Human Services
Bill Summary

The bill codifies the existing Colorado refugee services program (program) that is administered by the state department of human services (department) pursuant to a 1994 executive order. The executive order designates the department as the state agency responsible for the development, review, and administration of Colorado's refugee services plan (state plan), in accordance with Title IV of the federal "Immigration and Nationality Act", as amended by the federal "Refugee Act of 1980". The program receives federal grant money.

The bill establishes the program in the department and designates the department as the agency responsible for the development, review, and administration of the state plan. The program must be administered in accordance with the state plan and must include certain services and assistance for refugees. The program may provide additional services and assistance to support refugee resettlement and integration. The general assembly is permitted to appropriate money to the department for the administration of the program.

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


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    05/28/2019 Signed Act PDF
    05/07/2019 Final Act PDF
    04/24/2019 Rerevised PDF
    04/23/2019 Revised PDF
    04/12/2019 Reengrossed PDF
    04/11/2019 Engrossed PDF
    04/02/2019 Introduced PDF