During the 2017 Legislative Session there was a total of 681 bills introduced for consideration, and 270 of those bills were defeated. While clearly not every bill has a potential impact or nexus to domestic violence or to the economic realities faced by Survivors many do. The Violence Free Colorado policy team analyzed nearly 80 bills during the 120 day legislative session. Many times we may choose to not engage in a bill right away or at all if there is not a direct correlation to our work. When we are curious as to how a bill may interact with other initiatives, or we believe the bill would pose unintended consequences for Survivors if it were to pass we place the bill into an active monitor category. This means we wait and see and commit to re-examining our position if/when the bills are amended. The following list are the bills we watched, but did not actively engage with during the 2017 Legislative session. As always please reach out with any questions you may have.