The committee is comprised of 10 members, with the majority and minority party leaders of each chamber of the general assembly appointing 2 members of those bodies and the committee on legal services appointing 2 nonvoting nonlegislative members who are attorneys-at-law.
The committee is staffed by the office of legislative legal services and is charged with:
- Making an ongoing examination of the Colorado revised statutes and current judicial decisions for the purpose of discovering defects and anachronisms in the law and recommending needed reforms; except that, the committee is prohibited from considering any matter that is currently pending before, or appealable to, any court;
- Receiving, soliciting, and considering proposed changes in the law from legal organizations, public officials, lawyers, and the public generally as to defects and anachronisms in the law;
- Annually recommending legislation, upon an affirmative vote by at least 5 legislative members of the committee, to effect such changes in the law as it deems necessary in order to modify or eliminate antiquated, redundant, or contradictory laws; and
- Reporting its findings and recommendations annually to the general assembly.
To implement the act, $21,628 is appropriated to the legislative department from the general fund.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)