Majority Leader Esgar, bill co-prime sponsor, introduced SB22-042. Senate Bill 22-013, signed into law on February 25, 2022, increased the size of the Board of Commissioners of the State Fair Authority from eleven to thirteen members, including the Commissioner of Agriculture or the Commissionerâs designee, two residents from the county where the state fair is held (Pueblo County), one resident from each of the eight congressional districts, and two residents from the state at large. SB22-013 added an at-large member and a member from the new eighth congressional district. Instead of members from each of the eight congressional districts, this bill requires two members from each of the four agricultural districts in the state.
On October 31, 2022, the Governor must appoint two members from the state at large. When a current memberâs term expires or a vacancy otherwise occurs, the Governor must appoint members according to the requirements included in the bill. The bill also sets requirements for members regarding occupation, agricultural experience, residency, and political party affiliation. The requirements included in this bill supersede the requirements in SB22-013.