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HB22-1161

Requiring The Election Of Certain Commissioners

Concerning a requirement that certain statewide commissioners be elected at a general election, and, in connection therewith, requiring the election of the commissioner of insurance, the commissioners of the air quality control commission, the voting commissioners of the oil and gas conservation commission, and the commissioners of the public utilities commission and requiring that elected commissioners of the air quality control commission and public utilities commission commit to prioritizing energy reliability and reducing consumer costs as part of their oaths of office upon election.
Session:
2022 Regular Session
Subject:
Elections & Redistricting
Bill Summary

Section 1 of the bill requires the election of the commissioner of insurance. Sections 6 and 7 make conforming amendments.Section 2 repeals and reenacts existing statutes requiring the governor to appoint members of the air quality control commission to require the election of all commissioners. Section 3 requires the election of the voting members of the oil and gas conservation commission.Section 4 requires the election of all members of the public utilities commission, and section 5 makes conforming amendments.Sections 2 through 5 become effective on January 1, 2024. Because the Colorado constitution requires the appointment of the commissioner of insurance, sections 1, 6, and 7 only become effective on January 1, 2024, if, based on the passage of a concurrent resolution and a vote of the people, the governor declares a vote at a general election to change the Colorado constitution to require the election of the commissioner of insurance.Sections 2 and 4 also require that an elected commissioner's oath of office include a commitment to prioritizing energy reliability and reducing consumer costs above all other considerations in making decisions as a commissioner.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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