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Racial Justice Equity Bill Passes Senate Committee

February 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Racial Equity Bill Passes Senate Committee on First Day of Black History Month
Bill passes out of committee 3-2

Denver, CO – On the first day of Black History Month, the Colorado Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs passed SB24-053 – a racial equity study bill that would establish the Black Coloradan Racial Equity Study Commission. The bill would also require the Commission to produce a report consisting of a historical research study conducted by History Colorado and an economic impact study to determine if Colorado state practices, systems and policies are attributable to impacts of past and current discrimination against Black Coloradans.

This is the first time that Colorado is attempting statewide racial justice study, and the amendment added during the committee hearing restructures the bill to better define how the work will get done.


February 1
8:00 am - 5:00 pm