The Statutory Revision Committee makes an ongoing examination of the statutes of the state and current judicial decisions for the purpose of discovering defects and anachronisms in the law and recommending needed reforms.
The Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee generally considers matters concerning water, agriculture, wildlife, mineral development, renewal energy, energy conservation, electric utilities, and recreation. In addition, the committee has legislative oversight responsibility for the departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Colorado Energy Office.
The Joint Budget Committee (JBC) is charged with studying the management, operations, programs, and fiscal needs of the agencies and institutions of Colorado state government. Throughout the year, the JBC holds a number of meetings and considers a range of documents to help prepare budget recommendations for the General Assembly.
The Committee on Legal Services is the legislative oversight committee for the Office of Legislative Legal Services and oversees the review of executive branch agency rules among other legislative duties. For more information about the Committee on Legal Services, visit http://leg.colorado.gov/agencies/office-legislative-legal-services/commi... .
The Senate Transportation Committee considers matters concerning motor vehicle law, traffic regulation, transportation funding, public infrastructure, and other subject areas related to the state transportation system. In addition, the committee has legislative oversight responsibility for the Department of Transportation and the Public Utilities Commission.
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee considers matters concerning state health and welfare programs, health insurance, social services, and environmental health. The committee also has legislative oversight responsibility for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Public Health and Environment.
The Senate Finance Committee generally considers matters related to a broad range of public finance proposals including legislation that affects the state's revenue and tax structure. In addition, the committee has legislative oversight responsibility for the Public Employees' Retirement Association, Department of Revenue, State Treasury, and the Office of State Planning and Budgeting.
The Senate Education Committee considers matters concerning: K-12 public schools, including public school accountability and school finance; and higher education, including administration and governance, tuition, and financial assistance. In addition, the committee has legislative oversight responsibility for the departments of Education and Higher Education.
The Senate State Affairs Committee generally considers matters concerning elections, campaign finance, military and veterans affairs, and other subject areas related to state government. In addition, the committee has legislative oversight responsibility for the departments of State and Military and Veterans Affairs.
The Colorado Commission on Uniform State Laws (CCUSL) is charged with working with the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) to promote uniformity in state laws where uniformity may be deemed desirable and practicable. This is achieved by developing proposed uniform legislation through the ULC that can be adopted by the various state legislatures.
The House Judiciary Committee considers matters concerning courts and judges, civil liberties, Colorado's constitution, revision of the Colorado Revised Statutes, the correctional system and prison facilities, juvenile justice, and homeland security. The committee also has legislative oversight responsibility for the Department of Corrections, the Department of Law, the Department of Public Safety, and the Judicial Branch.
The Senate Local Government Committee generally considers matters concerning local governments, special districts, housing, land use planning. In addition, the committee has legislative oversight responsibility for the Department of Local Affairs.
The Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee considers matters concerning the regulation of professions and occupations, property and casualty insurance, unemployment insurance, health insurance, workers' compensation insurance, economic development, banks and financial institutions, real estate, labor, and technology. In addition, the committee has legislative oversight responsibility for the Department of Labor, the Department of Personnel and Administration, the Department of Regulatory Agencies, and the Office of Information Technology.
The Senate Appropriations Committee conducts hearings on bills that change expenditures or revenues and affect the budget. The Committee typically reserves discussion for the fiscal impact of the bills. Many of the bills considered by the Committee have had hearings in other committees before being referred to Appropriations and for those bills that have previously had a hearing the Committee does not customarily take public testimony.