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Authority of Attorney General to Operate District Attorney's Office

Concerning authorization for the attorney general to operate a district attorney's office due to a vacancy to the extent allowed by an executive order of the governor.
2024 Regular Session
State Government
Bill Summary

The attorney general is authorized to appear for the state and prosecute and defend all actions and proceedings, civil and criminal, in which the state is a party or is interested when required to do so by the governor. In these circumstances, the act allows the attorney general to also expend funds, manage staff, and perform other administrative functions essential for the operation of a district attorney's office. If it is essential during this time for the attorney general to hire personnel, while the attorney general has the ultimate authority regarding hiring decisions, a committee consisting of the attorney general, a representative from the Colorado district attorneys' council, and the highest ranking attorney or official at the district attorney's office shall make recommendations regarding hiring decisions that the attorney general must consider.

APPROVED by Governor April 17, 2024

EFFECTIVE April 17, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/17/2024 Signed Act PDF
    04/12/2024 Final Act PDF
    03/22/2024 Rerevised PDF
    03/21/2024 Revised PDF
    02/12/2024 Reengrossed PDF
    02/09/2024 Engrossed PDF
    01/26/2024 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details