Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

County Authority During Declared Disaster

Concerning the authority of county governments to reject compliance with the imposition of statewide disaster emergency orders having legal effects within the unincorporated portions of the county.
2020 Extraordinary Session
Local Government
Bill Summary

The bill permits the majority of the board of county commissioners of any county (board), by adoption of a resolution, to reject all or any portion of a disaster emergency order applying to the county that has been issued by the governor under the governor's emergency management powers. Upon the enactment by the board of such a resolution, the order that is the subject of the resolution, or any portion of the order that is discussed in the resolution, has no legal force and effect within the unincorporated portions of the county.

The bill requires the board to notify the governor and any affected state agencies of the adoption of such resolution.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. L. Crowder



Colorado legislature email addresses ending in are no longer active. Please replace with for Colorado legislature email addresses. Details

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