HB17-1357 - Extend Colorado Department Labor Employment Worker Outreach Recruitment Key Grant Program

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning modifications to the skilled worker training program administered by the department of labor and employment.

The bill:


  • Extends the duration of the 'Skilled Worker Outreach, Recruitment, and Key Training Act', also known as the 'WORK Act', administered by the department of labor and employment (department) through the 2018-19 state fiscal year;
  • Authorizes the department to use an expedited procedure, instead of following the procedures required under the 'Procurement Code', for accepting and reviewing an application for an additional or extended grant from an applicant who previously received a grant under the WORK grant program if specified conditions are met; and
  • Removes the cap on the amount of money appropriated to the WORK fund that may be expended in a given fiscal year.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Senate Committees

Latest update: June 5, 2017
06/05/2017 - Governor Signed
05/22/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/19/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/19/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/09/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/08/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/04/2017 - Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/28/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
04/28/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/27/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/26/2017 - House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/24/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance