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Sunset Continue Civil Rights Division And Commission

Concerning continuation of the regulation of civil rights issues, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendation in the department of regulatory agencies' 2017 sunset review and report on the Colorado civil rights division and the Colorado civil rights commission to continue the division and commission and making an appropriation.
2018 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Financial Services & Commerce
Labor & Employment
State Government
Bill Summary

Colorado civil rights division and commission - continuation under sunset law - performance audit - commission membership - senate rejection of appointment - appropriation. The act continues the Colorado civil rights division and the Colorado civil rights commission and their respective functions for 9 years, through September 1, 2027. Additionally, the state auditor is required to complete or cause to be conducted a performance audit of the division and commission by December 15, 2019, and by December 15, 2024, and to present the audit reports and recommendations to the legislative audit committee.

The commission membership is modified to include 3 business representatives, 3 members representing Colorado workers, and one at-large member. The commission membership transition occurs as follows upon the expiration of the terms of members whose positions are being replaced or upon a vacancy in the applicable position:

  • Of the 2 current commission members representing the business community, one member must be a majority owner of a small business with between 5 and 50 employees and one member must be a majority owner of a business with more than 50 employees;
  • The 2 current commissioner members representing state or local government entities are replaced with one member representing a statewide chamber of commerce or other statewide business and industry organization and one member from or representing employee associations that represent Colorado workers;
  • Two of the 3 current at-large commission members are replaced by 2 members from or representing employee associations that represent Colorado workers.

At all times, the commission must include no more than 6 members affiliated with a major political party and no more than 3 members from the same political party. Members are appointed to the commission by the governor, subject to consent of the senate. If the senate rejects a member appointed by the governor, that individual is ineligible to hold the office for 2 years.

$10,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the department of regulatory agencies for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which amount is reappropriated to the governor's office of information technology to provide information technology services to the department.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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