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The Colorado House of Representatives is comprised of 65 Representatives.
- Representatives are elected every two years from the district in which they live, and they are limited to serving eight consecutive years.
- Each Representative District consists of approximately 77,500 citizens.
- The Speaker of the House is elected by the full membership of the House.
- The General Assembly convenes each year no later than the second Wednesday in January and adjourns in May. Constitutionally legislative sessions may not exceed 120 calendar days.
The Colorado Senate is comprised of 35 Senators who are elected to four-year terms. Each Senator is limited to serving two consecutive terms. The President presides over the Senate during the legislative session, after being chosen by the majority caucus and subsequently elected to that office by a majority vote of all the members of the Senate. Legislative session begins no later than the second Wednesday in January and lasts up to 120 calendar days.
The Office of Legislative Legal Services is the non-partisan, in-house counsel for the Colorado General Assembly and writes laws, produces statutes, reviews administrative rules, comments on initiated measures, and serves as a resource of legislative information for the public. The Office of Legislative Legal Services is under the direction of the Committee on Legal Services.
The Joint Budget Committee (JBC) staff provides non-partisan research, analysis, and recommendations related to the state budget to members of the Joint Budget Committee and to the General Assembly. The JBC staff also serves as legislative staff to the Appropriations Committees of each chamber. Each member of the JBC staff is responsible for analyzing certain department and programs of state government. Staff assignments can be found here.
Since 1953, the Legislative Council Staff has served as the nonpartisan research arm of the Colorado General Assembly. The staff serve under the Director of Research and provide support to legislative committees, respond to requests for research and constituent services, prepare fiscal notes, provide revenue projections, and perform other centralized legislative support services.