Sunset laws allow the General Assembly to periodically review the need for state regulations, advisory committees, or state agencies and to update the law creating the agency or function. To accomplish this review, committees of reference hold public sunset hearings on sunset reports issued by...
The Governor and General Assembly formed the Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force and Subpanel to develop recommendations in 2021. Comprised of legislators, executive branch representatives, and diverse behavioral health practitioners and experts, the Task Force and ...
Pursuant to Section 10-16-221, Colorado Revised Statutes, the Statewide Health Care Review Committee was created to study health care issues across the state.
Final Report to the Colorado General Assembly by the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems.
This memorandum provides an executive summary of the various Executive Orders issued during the declared disaster emergency related to COVID‑19 in Colorado.
The General Assembly adopted several measures during the 2021 legislative session related to health care and insurance.
The General Assembly considered several measures during the 2021 legislative session related to human services, including behavioral health and long-term care.
Summary report for the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System.
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.
This memorandum provides a listing of criminal justice reform bills passed in Colorado over the past several years. More specifically, the attached table provides the bill number, title, and description of the criminal justice reform legislation, organized by category (i.e., bail, juvenile,...
During the 2021 legislative session, the General Assembly considered several measures related to children and domestic matters, including foster care, child care, and child welfare.
During the 2021 legislative session, the General Assembly considered several measures related to public health, including behavioral health, suicide prevention, and public safety.
This issue brief provides a summary of the federal legislation that was passed in response to the COVID‑19, or coronavirus, public health emergency.
This memorandum provides an overview of various federal, state, and local programs and resources that are available to provide assistance to small businesses in Colorado during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
This issue brief provides an overview of nuclear energy, its history in Colorado, public health and safety concerns, and recent technology advancements.
An overview of the rules and procedures to be followed by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The following are the safety protocols for the First Regular Session of the 73rd General Assembly. These protocols are adopted after consultations with a bi-partisan group of legislators, non-partisan legislative staff, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the National...
This issue brief provides an overview of federal and state family, medical, and sick leave laws.
To date, Colorado and eight other states have enacted paid family and medical leave laws. The other states include California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington. In addition, Hawaii has a paid medical leave law. This memorandum provides a...
On March 11, 2020, Governor Polis issued Executive Order D 2020 003, declaring a disaster emergency pursuant to state law due to the presence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19). The disaster emergency declaration triggers certain provisions in the Colorado Constitution and state law....
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted almost every aspect of society, including the criminal justice system, leaving crowded courts, prisons, and jails especially susceptible to the outbreak. This memorandum provides an overview of how prisons in Colorado are reacting to this public health...
This memorandum provides an overview of Colorado’s plan for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccinations.
This memorandum provides information related to state and federal laws prohibiting price gouging during declared disaster emergencies.
During the 2020 legislative session, the General Assembly introduced several bills concerning the Judicial Department, civil and criminal courts, and the Department of Corrections (DOC). Following is a recap of the major legislation considered in these subject areas.