The bill restructures the board of commissioners of the Colorado state fair authority. Under current law, the appointed members of the board include 2 residents of the county in which the Colorado state fair and industrial exposition is held, one resident of each of the 7 congressional districts, and one person from the state at large. Under the bill, the board
still includes 2 residents of the county in which the Colorado state fair and industrial exposition is held, but the remaining 8 appointed members include 2 members from the state at large, and 2 residents from each of the 4 agricultural districts of the state. The terms of office of the 8 appointed members currently representing the congressional districts and the state at large are terminated on October 31, 2022. The governor is required to appoint 8 new members for terms beginning on November 1, 2022, representing the 4 agricultural districts of the state. The terms of the new members are staggered so that no more than 3 members' terms expire in one year. After the initial staggering, The governor is required to appoint the 2 members from the state at large on October 31, 2022. The members of the board appointed before the effective date of the bill to represent congressional districts may continue to hold office until the expiration of their term, at which point the governor is required to appoint a new member in accordance with the requirements of the bill. Members are appointed for terms of 4 years; except that terms are staggered so that no more than 3 members' terms expire in the same year . To the extent possible, the governor is required to reappoint existing members to represent the agricultural districts in which the existing members reside. One member appointed from each agricultural district must be involved in agricultural production. Of the 10 12 appointed members, at least 2 must reside west of the continental divide, with one of the 2 residing north of interstate 70 and the other residing south of interstate 70. One member must reside east of both U.S. highway 287 and U.S. highway 87. In addition, at least 3 members must be affiliated with each of the major political parties for at least one year prior to appointment, and at least 3 members must be unaffiliated for at least one year prior to appointment. In addition, 4 members must be involved in the agricultural industry. The governor is required to attempt to ensure that the board represents the geographical diversity of the state.
If a person appointed on a temporary basis while the general assembly is not in session is not confirmed by the senate during the next regular session, the person's term ends and the person is not eligible for reappointment as a temporary appointee during the next legislative interim .
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)