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Laws Passed at the Second Regular Session of the Sixty-ninth General Assembly of the State of Colorado Convened in Denver at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2014, and Adjourned Sine Die on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Laws Passed at the First Regular Session of the Seventieth General Assembly of the State of Colorado Convened in Denver at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, and Adjourned Sine Die on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

 

Adherence to these rules and guidelines in the everyday conduct of legislative matters enhances the legislative process.  Failure to observe them  inhibits the interchange of information and discredits the legislative process and those who participate therein.

Lobbyists should familiarize themselves with Article XXIX of the Colorado Constitution, Colorado Revised Statutes 24-6-301 through 24-6-309, and any rules of the General Assembly concerning lobbying (Joint Senate and House Rule 36; Senate Rules 31 and 41; House Rules 39, 40 and 41).

There is an application process for journalists who wish to have access to the House or Seante chamber floors during debate.

The Colorado Capitol Press Association--made up of full-time correspondents at the Capitol--make recommendations on press credentials to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House. Please click below for the association's rules, directions on how to apply, and an application form.

In order to ensure decorum and a civil environment in which public testimony on legislation is enhanced and not disrupted, we ask that you please observe the following rules:

Sign-Up Sheet: Members of the public are welcome to address the committee when the chair asks for public testimony. If you wish to comment or testify on a bill, there is a sign-up sheet for the public prior to the start of the hearing. This is usually located on the table where legislators are seated or near the committee room entrance.

There are 100 individual Colorado citizens elected to serve in the Colorado General Assembly. There are 65 Representatives and 35 Senators in the Colorado General Assembly, the Senate having a smaller number of districts with each district representing a greater number of people than any individual House district. Colorado state Senate and House districts are determined by the citizen population in each district, and therefore can be made up of whole counties or portions of counties, depending on the population of that county.

The Executive Leadership of the Senate includes the Senate President, Majority Leader, and Minority Leader. They are also ex officio members of the Executive Committee of the Legislative Council along with the Executive Leadership of the House of Representatives. The President is elected by a majority vote of the Senate, while the Majority Leader and Minority Leader are chosen by their respective caucuses.

There are 35 Senators who serve the state of Colorado. Senators are elected to four-year terms, and may serve a total of two consecutive terms. Senators must have attained the age of twenty-five years, be a United States citizen, and be a resident of the district from which the Senator is elected for at least twelve months prior to election. The Senate is divided so that one-half of the Senators are elected biennially, as nearly as practicable.

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