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About the Legislative Council Staff

Since 1953, the Legislative Council Staff (LCS) has served as the nonpartisan research arm of the Colorado General Assembly. The staff serve under the Director of Research and provide support to legislative committees, respond to requests for research and constituent services, prepare fiscal notes, provide revenue projections, and perform other centralized legislative support services such as Information Technology, Visitor Services, and more.



As a nonpartisan staff organization, our work will be guided and informed by our commitment to:

  • Service
  • the Legislative Institution
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Innovation


Vision Statement

The vision of the Colorado Legislative Council Staff is to be a bold and innovative provider of trusted, nonpartisan services that meet the evolving needs of the legislature and Colorado.


Mission Statement

The Colorado Legislative Council Staff provides nonpartisan products and services to the legislature and the public to support and inform the policy-making process, preserve the legislative institution, and promote transparency.


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The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details