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 memorandum provides an overview of cybersecurity, the current threat landscape as a result of COVID-19, and provides information about COVID-19 cybersecurity resources.
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 an overview of critical infrastructure, discusses a 2019 cyberattack on the U.S. electrical grid, and summarizes state and federal legislation addressing security for critical infrastructure.
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 memorandum provides an overview of broadband internet service programs in Colorado, including the Colorado High Cost Support Mechanism; state grant programs and other state programs; the ability of local governments to provide broadband; and related recent legislation.This memorandum...
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.
This issue brief discusses the history of blockchain technology, its current and future applications, and recently proposed Colorado legislation related to this technology.
This memorandum provides background on 5G technology, an overview of the current regulations governing wireless service facilities and radio frequency (RF) transmissions, and the current scientific evidence of the health effects of exposure to RF transmissions.
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.
During the 2019 legislative session, the General Assembly considered a variety of issues related to telecommunications and information technology (IT), including blockchain technology, broadband, and new requirements for the Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT).
The purpose of the Joint Technology Committee (JTC) final report is to provide annual and historical information on the information technology (IT) capital budget request process. The 2018 final report provides a complete summary of all IT capital construction appropriations during the 2018...
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 an overview of broadband internet service programs in Colorado, including the Colorado High Cost Support Mechanism; state grant programs and...
This staff document summarizes the Office of Information Technology Cedar Point Supplemental Capital Construction Request.
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...
Rising use and acceptance of virtual currencies and the technology that underpins them are increasingly presenting unique issues for state lawmakers and regulators. This issue brief describes virtual currencies such as bitcoin, discusses blockchain technology, and describes recent state...
Information technology (IT) is used by every state agency to make operations more efficient and services more widely available to the citizens of Colorado. Along with other day-to-day expenses of state government, expenses related to IT are paid through the operating budget in the state's annual...
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.
This memorandum presents the impact of Senate Bill 17-267 on special districts that previously assessed sales taxes on retail marijuana transactions.