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State of Colorado Legislative Council: Responsibilities and Procedures (2016)

State Government

Quick Facts About the Legislative Council

  • The 18-member Legislative Council is comprised of nine Senators and nine Representatives, including the six members of the Executive Committee.
  • The Legislative Council elects a chair and vice-chair annually.
  • A quorum of the Legislative Council is nine members.
  • The Legislative Council may be a committee of reference for bills and joint resolutions that allocate additional legislative staff resources, and bills that create statutory committees with legislative members.
  • The Legislative Council must meet at least quarterly.
  • The Legislative Council reviews the Legislative Council Staff budget annually.
  • Duties of the Legislative Council include reviewing and prioritizing interim study committees each spring.
  • State statutes direct the Legislative Council to review a ballot analysis prepared by the Legislative Council Staff at a public hearing.
  • The Legislative Council reviews interim committee recommendations no later than October 15 in even-numbered years and no later than November 15 in odd-numbered years.
  • The Legislative Council has its own rules.

Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

COVID-19 Resources

Temporary Guidelines for Review and Comment Meetings

The legislature will meet in limited session on Monday, March 30th. The Capitol will be open for the duration of the session for those with essential business related to the session. The building will not be available for public tours. People without essential business are encouraged to access the session through the General Assembly website and Colorado Channel.  Anybody with essential business related to the session will be required to practice appropriate social distancing measures.