The Legislative Council Staff's Energy Handbook is intended to serve as a reference guide to Colorado's energy sector. The book is divided into five sections. Section I covers the sources and uses of energy in Colorado. Section II explains how severance taxes and federal mineral lease moneys...
Interactions between landlords and tenants, funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and construction were major topics during the 2020 legislative session.
This issue brief examines Colorado fireworks law, including permissible fireworks, sales, local government regulations, penalties for violating state laws, and executive orders.
Community choice energy (CCE) is an alternative to the investor-owned utility energy supply system that allows local entities to aggregate individual customers within a defined service area and secure alternative energy suppliers on their behalf. The primary goals of CCEs have been to lower...
This issue brief outlines home rule governance for municipalities and counties, including the process for adopting a home rule charter and the powers that a home rule charter provides to local governments.
This memorandum describes how some states find new ways to share cybersecurity knowledge and resources with their local governments to improve the state’s overall cybersecurity posture.
This issue brief provides an overview of federal and state family, medical, and sick leave laws.
This issue brief provides an overview of consumer data privacy, describes applicable federal laws, and summarizes recent state legislation proposed to strengthen consumer data privacy laws.
This issue brief provides background information on mobile homes and an overview of the Mobile Home Park Act, including recent changes to the law with regard to county ordinances, registrations, the dispute resolution and enforcement program, and evictions.
This memorandum provides an overview of the process to recall an office holder in Colorado and the various ways to fill a vacancy that occurs in an elected office at the federal, state, or local level in Colorado.
This issue brief provides an overview of Regional Accountable Entities, organizations responsible for coordinating the physical and behavioral health care of the state’s Medicaid members.
While the landlord-tenant relationship is primarily established through lease agreements, there are also state laws, local ordinances, and federal fair housing standards that apply. This issue brief provides an overview of these regulations. For information specific to mobile home tenancy, see...
Interactions between landlords and their tenants was a major topic during the 2019 legislative session. This was evident in bills that made changes to the eviction process, unfit rentals, rental applications, and mobile home parks.
Laws passed during the 2019 session related to local government addressed a number of topics. This summary provides an overview of legislation concerning safety, county operations, special districts, property rights, business owners, and emergency service providers.
This handbook is intended to serve as a resource guide on the role and responsibilities of local governments, including counties, municipalities, special districts, and school districts.
This memorandum provides information on five types of programs that provide property tax and/or rental cost relief to seniors.
During the 2017 legislative session, the General Assembly considered a variety of measures related to local government. These topics were wide-ranging and encompassed special districts, local taxes, and intergovernmental agreements and contracts. Peace officer status, nonprofit boards, and...
2018 Salaries for the following County Officers (Pursuant to ...
Final Report to the Colorado General Assembly by the Police Officers' and Firefighters' Pension Reform Commission.
This memorandum provides an overview of broadband internet service programs in Colorado, including the Colorado High Cost Support Mechanism; state grant programs and other state efforts; local governments’ ability to provide broadband; and related recent legislation.
During the 2017 legislative session, the General Assembly considered measures related to affordable housing, landlord-tenant agreements, construction defects, and homelessness.
This memorandum presents the impact of Senate Bill 17-267 on special districts that previously assessed sales taxes on retail marijuana transactions.
A homeowners’ association (HOA) is an organization that makes and enforces rules for properties and common areas within a planned community. Anyone who purchases a property in the community is automatically an HOA member required to pay dues, which typically go toward paying for communal...
Presented to the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee at its August 1, 2017, meeting.