During the 2019 legislative session, the General Assembly considered a number of bills related to the regulation of liquor, tobacco/nicotine, and marijuana.
During the 2019 legislative session, the General Assembly considered measures related to veterans and the military concerning education, employment, income taxes, license plates, vehicle registration, and public safety.
This memorandum provides information on state government enterprises under Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution, also known as the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR). From FY 1993-94 through FY 2017-18, 22 state government entities had received enterprise status for at least one...
The following is a brief summaryof the major constitutional provisions, statutes, and legislative rules that relate to the ethical duties of members of the Colorado General Assembly.
The purpose of this booklet is to help readers understand how Colorado finances its public elementary and secondary schools. The major focus of this booklet is an explanation of the funding formula included in the Public School Finance Act of 1994, including amendments made to the act in 2015....
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This memorandum is an assessment of the fiscal impact of the attached proposed Amendment L.045 to Senate Bill 19-188. This fiscal assessment is for the impact of the bill with inclusion of this amendment only. Any other added amendment could influence the fiscal impact.
This memorandum presents the 2019 Legislative Council Staff forecast for the state public institutions of higher education. The forecast provides projections of resident and nonresident full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollment and College Opportunity Fund (COF) FTE enrollment for the...
This directory has been prepared as a service to members of the General Assembly. It is intended to be a quick reference guide to Colorado state government. It provides telephone numbers, locations, contact names, email addresses, and home pages for the major offices of the legislative,...
This issue brief provides an overview of extreme risk protection orders, including what they are, how they are used, and how Colorado's proposed law compares to other states. It also addresses other types of protection orders authorized in Colorado law.
Refund Mechanisms Used for TABOR Surpluses, Tax Years 1997 through 2015. No refunds were required for unlisted years, including 1993 through 1996, 2016, and 2017.
This memorandum provides background information on current and past statutory mechanisms used to refund state revenue in excess of the spending limit contained in the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR). TABOR allows the state to use "any reasonable method" for refunds.
The Long Bill Narrative, which is the annual appropriations act, is prepared by staff to explain funding decisions recommended by the JBC to the rest of the General Assembly. This document is a companion document to the actual Long Bill. The narrative outlines budget changes based on the...