This issue brief provides an overview of state‑sponsored retirement plans, retirement plan marketplaces, and multiple employer retirement plans for private sector workers. The brief also includes a discussion of related federal laws and Congressional activity.
Information technology (IT) is used by every state agency to make operations more efficient and services more widely available to the citizens of Colorado. Along with other day-to-day expenses of state government, expenses related to IT are paid through the capital construction and...
Respite care provides temporary relief to a caregiver from the physical and emotional impacts of caring for a person with special needs who requires assistance to care for themselves. Care can be provided for a few hours, overnight, or on an extended basis by a friend, family member, volunteer...
This memorandum provides an overview of the various Public Health Orders issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) during the declared disaster emergency related to COVID‑19 in Colorado. Thirteen public health orders have been issued since March, 2020.
During the 2020 legislative session, the General Assembly passed several bills related to the regulation of banks and financial service entities and expanded the authority of the Attorney General to challenge mergers and acquisitions in certain circumstances. In response to the COVID-19...
The purpose of the CDC final report is to provide annual and historical information on the capital development process. The 2020 final report provides a complete summary of all capital construction and controlled maintenance appropriations during the 2018 session. A five-year history and three-...
An overview of the rules and procedures to be followed by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
An overview memo of the rules and procedures to be followed by the Senate Committee on Education.
Article V, Section 1 (7.5), Colorado Constitution, and Section 1-40-124.5, Colorado Revised Statutes, require the Legislative Council Staff to prepare a ballot information booklet prior to each election in which a statewide issue appears on the ballot. The booklet's purpose is to provide voters...
During the 2021 legislative session, the General Assembly considered several measures related to children and domestic matters, including foster care, child care, and child welfare.
This memorandum summarizes the policies and procedures for committees meeting during the 2021 legislative interim.
This issue brief examines Colorado fireworks law, including permissible fireworks, sales, local government regulations, penalties for violating state laws, and executive orders.
During the 2021 legislative session, the General Assembly considered measures to permit business to impose credit card surcharges, clarify when banks must use an appraiser to determine property value, and require businesses to accept cash for payment.
During the 2021 legislative session, the General Assembly examined a number of measures related to civil law and the courts.
Summary report for the Colorado Youth Advisory Council Review Committee (COYAC).
Summary report for the Pension Review Commission.
Summary report for the Transportation Legislation Review Committee.
Pursuant to state law (Section 26-6.5-203, C.R.S.), the Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission (ECSRLC) may meet up to four times per year to study issues concerning early childhood and school readiness.
Summary report for the Water Resources Review Committee.
Summary report for the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System.
Final Report to the Colorado General Assembly by the Pension Review Commission and Pension Review Subcommittee.
The General Assembly considered several measures during the 2021 legislative session related to human services, including behavioral health and long-term care.
Final Report to the Colorado General Assembly by the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning Tax Policy.
Pursuant to Section 2-3-1602, C.R.S., the committee is charged with reviewing and proposing legislation or other policy changes related to wildfire prevention, mitigation, and related matters, including public safety and forest health issues.