Senate Bill 126, first introduced in the Senate in January, is now awaiting hearing on the Senate floor.
The bill, if passed, would allow those who attend a Colorado public high school for at least three years and graduate, to be eligible for unsubsidized in-state tuition, including illegal immigrants.
While it has been a long process, Democratic senators remain convinced that the bill will make it to the House.
Senator Mike Johnston (D-Den), a sponsor of Senate Bill 126, said he thinks the bill will have no problem passing the Senate.
“I am confident Senate Bill 126 will pass the Senate, but there is much more work that remains to be done in the House,” Johnston said.
Johnston said, since the House is held by Republicans, Senate Bill 126 may have a harder time winning the votes needed to be passed.
The Senate will sit down and debate the budget in the coming weeks; therefore there is no set date for Bill 126 to be heard on Senate floor. In other words, the Senate will get to it as soon as they have time.
If the bill passes the Senate, it will then move to the House. If it survives debate in the House and is then signed by the governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, Senate Bill 126 will be made a law in the state of Colorado.
Update on March 30 at 2 p.m.: This article now includes the fact that Senate Bill 126 will become a law in the state of Colorado after Gov. Hickenlooper signs the bill.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Courtney Thienes at Courtney.firstname.lastname@example.org.