Legislative committees are a very important part of Colorado's legislative process. At a legislative committee hearing, citizens have an opportunity to express their views and have them incorporated into the official legislative record. In Colorado, every bill receives a public hearing by one of...
This memorandum provides an overview of the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent Government Act" (SMART Government Act). The act requires executive agencies to annually present specific information to joint legislative committees during the first two weeks of the...
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.
Final Report to the Colorado General Assembly by the Transportation Legislation Review Committee.
Final Report to the Colorado General Assembly by the Colorado Youth Advisory Council Review Committee.
This memorandum provides an overview of the statewide ballot measure process; a summary of the measures approved or rejected by Colorado voters between 1880 and 2020; and links to additional resources at the offices of the Colorado Legislative Council Staff and the Colorado Secretary of State....
Final Report to the Colorado General Assembly by the Water Resources Review Committee.
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.
Final Report to the Colorado General Assembly by the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning Tax Policy.
This memorandum provides an executive summary of the various Executive Orders issued during the declared disaster emergency related to COVID‑19 in Colorado.
Final Report to the Colorado General Assembly by the Pension Review Commission and Pension Review Subcommittee.
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...
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.
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 issue brief examines Colorado fireworks law, including permissible fireworks, sales, local government regulations, penalties for violating state laws, and executive orders.
This memorandum summarizes the policies and procedures for committees meeting during the 2021 legislative interim.
Article V, Section 1 (7.5), Colorado Constitution, and Section 1-40-124.5, Colorado Revised Statutes, require the Legislative Council Staff to prepare a ballot information booklet prior to each election in which a statewide issue appears on the ballot. The booklet's purpose is to provide voters...
This issue brief provides a summary of the federal legislation that was passed in response to the COVID‑19, or coronavirus, public health emergency.
An overview memo of the rules and procedures to be followed by the Senate Committee on Education.
An overview of the rules and procedures to be followed by the Senate Judiciary Committee.