FY 2017-18 Level 2 Controlled Maintenance Projects
Ten-Year History of All Higher Education Spending for Capital Construction
State-Owned Vacant Buildings
This memorandum provides information about vacant buildings owned by the state of Colorado, as reported by the Office of State Architect (OSA) in December 2016. There are currently 129 state-owned vacant buildings managed by four state departments and four institutions of higher education....
Single Line Item Appropriation for Controlled Maintenance, Capital Development Committee Potential Legislation
Department of State Annual Performance Report for Fiscal 2015-16
Presented to the Joint State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee at its December 16, 2016, meeting.
Department of State, SMART Act Performance Plan, FY 2016-17
Presented to the Joint State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee at is December 16, 2016, meeting.
Department of State Strategic Plan Performance Evaluation for Fiscal 2015-16
Presented to the Joint State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee at its December 16, 2016, meeting.
2017 Departmental Regulatory Agenda Office of the Secretary of State
Presented to the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee at its December 16, 2016, meeting.
Public Employees Retirement Association SMART Act Presentation
Presented to the Joint Finance Committee at its January 5, 2017, meeting.
OSPB Submission of Prioritized FY 2016-17 Capital Construction Supplemental Requests and FY 2017-18 Capital Construction Budget Amendments
Submitted to the Capital Development Committee on January 3, 2017.
Marijuana Regulation In Colorado (2016)
Colorado voters legalized the use of medical marijuana in 2000 and retail marijuana in 2012 through amendments to the Colorado Constitution. This issue brief provides an overview of current state law and regulations pertaining to medical and retail marijuana, and discusses the role of local...
Overview of the Colorado Open Records Act (2016)
The Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) 1 creates a presumption in favor of public access to government documents. This issue brief addresses CORA’s two threshold questions: 1) what is and is not considered a public record; and 2) which public records are exempt from disclosure. It also briefly...
Colorado Judges (2016)
Colorado’s state court system is comprised of many different courts, including the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals (COA), and district courts. Colorado law also governs county courts and jurisdiction-specific courts in Denver.1 This issue brief describes the qualification requirements and...
Overview of Courthouse Funding (2016)
There are 86 courthouse facilities in Colorado: 71 courthouses and 15 probation offices. This issue brief provides an overview of court and court facility funding. Specifically, information is provided on state, county, and municipal court funding requirements and state supplemental funding...
Capital Construction and the Role of the Capital Development Committee (2016)
The day-to-day expenses of state government are paid through the operating budget in the state's annual budget bill. Expenses related to new construction, renovation, or maintenance of the state's capital assets are paid through the capital budget. This issue brief outlines the types of...
Urban Renewal in Colorado (2016)
Urban renewal provides a set of tools available to local governments to combat slum and blight conditions. This issue brief highlights urban renewal laws and financing in Colorado.
Colorado's Enterprise Zone Program (2016)
Colorado’s Enterprise Zone Program was created by the General Assembly in 1986. The program provides state income tax credits to business and individuals for investing in economically distressed areas of the state in an effort to encourage economic development. This issue brief describes the...
Colorado's Unemployment Insurance Program (2016)
Unemployment insurance (UI) provides temporary, partial wage replacement to workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. The state program is administered by the Division of Employment and Training within the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE). This issue brief...
State Procurement and Contracting (2016)
The purchase of goods and services by public entities in Colorado is generally governed by the state procurement code. This code is designed to ensure the fair treatment of people seeking to do business with the state, to foster broad-based competition through a bidding process, and to save...
Capital Development Committee Fiscal Year 2015-16 Annual Report (2016)
Final report of the Capital Development Committee for FY 2015-16.
Tiny Houses (2016)
Tiny houses are increasing in popularity as a housing option across the country. This issue brief provides a general overview of the various legal obstacles sometimes faced by individuals who want to own and live in a tiny house in Colorado. It also provides several examples of local and state...
Availability of Historic Property Preservation Income Tax Credit and Cleanroom Machinery Sales and Use Tax Exemption (2016)
Table 1 shows the availability of the historic property preservation income tax credit and the cleanroom machinery sales and use tax exemption, each of which is available only when the Legislative Council Staff forecast indicates that General Fund revenue will be sufficient to allow General Fund...
State of Colorado Legislative Council: Responsibilities and Procedures (2016)
Quick Facts About the Legislative Council
- The 18-member Legislative Council is comprised of nine Senators and nine Representatives, including the six members of the Executive Committee.
- The Legislative Council elects a chair and vice-chair annually.
- A quorum of the ...
Final Report of the State Capitol Building Advisory Committee (2016)
To Members of the Seventieth General Assembly:
Submitted herewith is the final report of the State Capitol Building Advisory Committee (advisory committee). The advisory committee was created pursuant to Section 24-82-108, C.R.S., and serves in an advisory capacity to the Capital...