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SB22-012

Versions Of The Colorado Constitution

Concerning versions of the Colorado constitution.
Session:
2022 Regular Session
Subject:
State Government
Bill Summary

The bill requires the secretary of state to create and maintain, or cause to be created and maintained, updated physical and electronic copies of the Colorado constitution. The secretary of state is required to update the physical and electronic copies of the Colorado constitution after each election at which the voters approve any amendment to the constitution. The secretary of state is also required to maintain all previous physical and electronic copies of the Colorado constitution created pursuant to the bill.The secretary of state may work with the state archivist to determine the format of the physical version of the Colorado constitution and to provide for the public display of and other educational opportunities related to it. The bill authorizes the secretary of state to solicit, accept, and expend bequests, gifts, grants, and donations to create and maintain the physical version of the Colorado constitution.The secretary of state is required to ensure that each electronic version of the Colorado constitution is stored with the office of the secretary of state and is available to the public in a searchable format. In creating and maintaining the electronic versions of the Colorado constitution, the secretary of state is required to ensure that the constitution is easily accessible and user-friendly for the general population.

The bill requires the state archivist to submit to the state capitol building advisory committee and the capital development committee a proposal for the creation of:

  • displaying A display of the original Colorado constitution in the state capitol building. The bill requires the state archivist to include certain information in the proposal. The bill also gives state archives the authority to solicit, accept, and expend bequests, gifts, grants, or donations for the display. The state archives is required contract with an exhibit design company to determine the best practices when presenting the original Colorado constitution in the existing environmental conditions of the state capitol and government buildings other than the state capitol building.
  • An online exhibition of the Colorado constitution, whereby an electronic copy of each version of the Colorado constitution is available to the public in a searchable format through the website of the state archives and the office of the secretary of state. The state archives is required to contract with an online exhibit design company to determine the best practices when presenting the Colorado constitution in an educational format that is easily accessible and user-friendly for the general population of the state.
  • Opportunities to provide updated physical copies of the constitution or other educational opportunities related to the updated physical copy of the Colorado constitution within state offices. The bill requires that the proposal ensure that the constitution will be easily accessible and user-friendly for the general population of the state.

The bill also gives state archives the authority to solicit, accept, and expend bequests, gifts, grants, or donations for the purposes of the bill.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed

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