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j_ccu_2017a_2017-11-03t13:35:24z10 Hearing Summary

Date: 11/03/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

3. Update on publication of official comments



COMMITTEE ON COLORADO COMMISSION ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
The CCUSL chair prepare a letter to the Committee Pass Without Objection









02:41 PM -- 3. Update on publication of official comments



The commission noted that there seemed to be consensus within the CBA that, rather than publishing official comments in the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.), the Revisor of Statutes should include a cross reference referring the reader to the ULC’s website for the comments. The commission expressed concern about official comments already published in the statutes and the perception of inconsistency in handling official comments. The commission considered what would be required to bring about this policy change and what was required if it was decided to remove all the existing published official comments.



02:54 PM --
Greg Martin, Deputy Director for the CBA, confirmed that the CBA is opposed to continuing to publish official comments in the statutes, not only due to the length of some of the comments but because the focus should be on the code itself.



Commissioner Pike moved that the CCUSL chair prepare a letter to the Committee on Legal Services requesting that the practice of publishing ULC official comments be discontinued and instead direct that cross references be used to refer readers to the online storage of any ULC official comments. Commissioner Gardner seconded and the motion passed without objection. The commission noted that it might be useful for the letter to include a comment that this policy change is not meant to have any effect on how the statutes are construed.

BILL: 3. Update on publication of official comments
TIME: 02:56:46 PM
MOVED: Commissioner Pike
MOTION: The CCUSL chair prepare a letter to the Committee on Legal Services requesting that the practice of publishing ULC official comments be discontinued and instead direct that cross references be used to refer readers to the online storage of any ULC official comments. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Commissioner Gardner
VOTE
Gardner
Brandon Shaffer
Charley Pike
Claire Levy
Donald Mielke
Excused
Pat Steadman
Excused
Thomas Grimshaw
Thomas Morris
Wist
Anne McGihon
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 REMOTE PARTICIPATION: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection










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