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Frequently Asked Questions related to the Budget process, Joint Budget Committee and the budget in general


When does membership (and Chair/Vice-Chair) of the JBC Change?

The membership of the Joint Budget Committee is determined by the leadership in the House and Senate. Traditionally, changes to the composition of the Joint Budget Committee occur before the Governor's budget submission on November 1st, or soon after the election in an election year.

When is "Upon Adjournment"?

Upon adjournment means that the agenda item will commence after the previous meeting, or when the House and Senate adjourn from floor proceedings

Why are times on the JBC schedule listed as tentative?

The Committee operates at the pace of its choosing. If the Committee desires to spend more or less time on an agenda item, then the next item will often commence after its conclusion. The Committee also needs to respond to unexpected changes in the schedule.

Where and when are JBC meetings held?

Most JBC meetings are held in the Joint Budget Committee Room on the third floor of the State Legislative Services Building located at 200 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203. All meeting locations can be found on the calendar or agenda for the Joint Budget Committee.

Can I attend JBC meetings?

Joint Budget Committee meetings are open to the public and do not require prior arrangements.

Can I testify at a JBC meeting?

The Joint Budget Committee does not consider public testimony in most cases, because it is not a committee of reference.

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