The state legislature established the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) in 1931 to provide a pension benefit to state and local government employees, predating the federal Social Security Act of 1935 by four years. PERA is a substitute for Social Security for most...
TO: Interested Persons
FROM: Office of Legislative Legal Services
DATE: November 8, 2021
SUBJECT: Legal Restrictions on Employment Opportunities for Departing Legislators
This memorandum is intended...
During the 2021 legislative session, the General Assembly introduced several bills concerning crimes, criminal penalties, and law enforcement. Following is a recap of the major legislation considered in these subject areas.During the 2021 legislative session, the General Assembly introduced...
Summary report for the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System.
Summary report for the Water Resources Review Committee.
Pursuant to state law (Section 26-6.5-203, C.R.S.), the Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission (ECSRLC) may meet up to four times per year to study issues concerning early childhood and school readiness.
Pursuant to Section 2-3-1602, C.R.S., the committee is charged with reviewing and proposing legislation or other policy changes related to wildfire prevention, mitigation, and related matters, including public safety and forest health issues.
Summary report for the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning Tax Policy & Task Force.
The Sales and Use Tax Simplification Task Force (task force) was originally created in 2017 pursuant to House Bill 17-1216. In its original form, the task force was scheduled to be repealed in 2020. However,...
Summary report for the Transportation Legislation Review Committee.
Summary report for the Pension Review Commission.
Summary report for the Colorado Youth Advisory Council Review Committee (COYAC).
This Legislative Drafting Manual is designed primarily for legislative drafters in the Colorado General Assembly's Office of Legislative Legal Services. The first edition of the Drafting Manual was prepared in 1977 by the Legislative Drafting Office. Subsequent editions have occurred over the...
The following is a brief summary of the major constitutional provisions, statutes, and legislative rules that relate to the ethical duties of members of the Colorado General Assembly.
The following are some frequently asked questions in connection with the "revolving door" provision of Article XXIX as it relates to members of the General Assembly.
During the 2021 legislative session, the General Assembly examined a number of measures related to civil law and the courts.
This memorandum summarizes legislative efforts since 2017 to control prescription drug prices. It includes information on both bills that failed as well as those that became law.
During the 2021 legislative session, the General Assembly considered several measures related to election administration, election audits, ballot access, candidates and campaigns, and redistricting.
This report contains the final audited figures for state revenue retained under Referendum C in the 2005‑06 through 2019‑20 state fiscal years and preliminary numbers for the 2020‑21 and 2021‑22 state fiscal years. It also reflects the actions of the General Assembly and Governor in spending...