Jack and Cait’s Law (HB 21-1221, 2021). “The act requires the department of education (department) to utilize a stakeholder process when updating the model bullying prevention and education policy (model policy), which process must include the parents of students who have been bullied. At a minimum, the model policy must clearly differentiate between a conflict and bullying and differentiate between harassment and bullying and clarify the role of cyberbullying during online instruction, which may occur on or off school property.” (https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb21-1221)
Ashawnty’s Law (C.R.S. 22-2-144, 2018). Model bullying prevention and education policy
HB 15-1072 (“Kiana’s Law” signed into law April 2015, took effect July 1, 2015). “18-9-111. Harassment. A person commits harassment if, with intent to harass, annoy, or alarm another person, he or she: DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY initiates communication with a person OR DIRECTS LANGUAGE TOWARD ANOTHER PERSON, anonymously or otherwise, by telephone, telephone network, data network, text message, instant message, computer, computer network, or computer system, OR OTHER INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC MEDIUM in a manner intended to harass or threaten bodily injury or property damage, or makes any comment, request, suggestion, or proposal by telephone, computer, computer network, or computer system, OR OTHER INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC MEDIUM that is obscene.” Class 3 misdemeanor ($50 fine, up to 6 months in jail). Class 1 misdemeanor when done because of one’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, ancestry, or national origin (6-18 months in jail). http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2015a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont2/AD65D9B969CF1E1887257D9000782361/$FILE/1072_rev.pdf
HB 11-1254 (signed into law May 2011): “‘Bullying’ means any written or verbal expression, or physical or electronic act or gesture…” http://www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2011A/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/C41FA88143FD6AE687257801006047CF?Open&file=1254_enr.pdf
SB 01-080 policy: http://www.bullypolice.org/co_law.html
School Districts are required by law to adopt a written conduct and discipline code relating to the discipline, conduct, safety and welfare of all students enrolled in the public schools of the District. Section 22-32-109.1(2)(a)(I), C.R.S. (2000); “Safe School Plan.” Must include “a specific policy concerning bullying prevention and education, including information related to the development and implementation of any bullying prevention programs. Section 22-32-109.1(2)(a)(I) through (X), C.R.S. (2002).”
Defines that a policy must be made in schools about bullying and it is up to the school to decide the punishment. Does not include electronic forms of punishment.