Colorado advisory council for persons with disabilities - reauthorization - administration - appropriation. The act continues the Colorado advisory council for persons with disabilities (council), but transfers it from the office of the governor to the department of human services (department). The makeup of the council is decreased from no more than 20 members to a total of 10 members, 3 of whom are nonvoting members. The newly appointed council shall convene its first meeting on or before August 1, 2018, and meet quarterly thereafter. The department is authorized to provide staff support to the council. The powers and duties of the council are expanded and articulated.
On or before October 1, 2018, the department shall designate, from interested applicants, a Colorado nonprofit organization (nonprofit) to perform the duties and responsibilities of the disabled parking education program that, under current law, is under the purview of the council. On or before December 1, 2019, the council shall make a recommendation to the department concerning whether or not to contract with the nonprofit to administer the disabled parking program for an addition year or to return the duties to the council.
The council is scheduled for a sunset review prior to repeal in September 2023.
The act appropriates $250,000 to the department for use in implementing the act.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)