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Repeal Obsolete State Legislative District Laws

Concerning the repeal of obsolete laws relating to reapportionment of state legislative districts.
2017 Regular Session
State Government
Bill Summary

Statutory Revision Committee.

The general assembly formerly drew the boundaries of state senate and house of representative districts but was divested of this power upon the creation, via a ballot initiative in the 1974 general election, of the Colorado reapportionment commission. The bill repeals obsolete laws pertaining to:

  • Districts drawn by the general assembly following the 1970 federal census; and
  • The 6 house of representatives districts that were redrawn by the general assembly in 1998 to achieve compliance with the 'Voting Rights Act of 1965' following Sanchez v. State of Colorado, 97 F.3d 1303 (10th Cir. 1996) (cert. denied May 19, 1997).

The repeal effected by the bill results in the removal of over 20,000 words from the Colorado Revised Statutes.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/08/2017 Signed Act PDF
    03/03/2017 Final Act PDF
    02/27/2017 Rerevised PDF
    02/24/2017 Revised PDF
    02/02/2017 Reengrossed PDF
    02/01/2017 Engrossed PDF
    01/11/2017 Introduced PDF

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