The bill restructures the board of commissioners of the Colorado state fair authority. Under current law, the appointed members of the board include 2 residents of the county in which the Colorado state fair and industrial exposition is held, one resident of each of the 7 congressional districts, and one person from the state at large. Under the bill, the board still includes 2 residents of the county in which the Colorado state fair and industrial exposition is held, but the remaining 8 appointed members include 2 residents from each of the 4 agricultural districts of the state. The terms of office of the 8 appointed members currently representing the congressional districts and the state at large are terminated on October 31, 2022. The governor is required to appoint 8 new members for terms beginning on November 1, 2022, representing the 4 agricultural districts of the state. The terms of the new members are staggered so that no more than 3 members' terms expire in one year. After the initial staggering, members are appointed for terms of 4 years. To the extent possible, the governor is required to reappoint existing members to represent the agricultural districts in which the existing members reside.
One member appointed from each agricultural district must be involved in agricultural production. Of the 10 appointed members, at least 2 must reside west of the continental divide, with one of the 2 residing north of interstate 70 and the other residing south of interstate 70. One member must reside east of both U.S. highway 287 and U.S. highway 87. In addition, at least 3 members must be affiliated with each of the major political parties for at least one year prior to appointment, and at least 3 members must be unaffiliated for at least one year prior to appointment.
If a person appointed on a temporary basis while the general assembly is not in session is not confirmed by the senate during the next regular session, the person's term ends and the person is not eligible for reappointment.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)