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Issue Briefs

The Smart Government Act (2013)

Subjects
General Assembly
State Government
State Revenue & Budget
Published
11/15/2013

The Colorado General Assembly has considered and made changes to the state budget process during the past three years. Specifically, House Bill 10-1119 established a performance-based budgeting program through the State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act. The bill set forth new requirements for budgeting by state departments and implemented a new role in state budgeting for legislative committees of reference. In 2013, House Bill 13-1299 repealed and reenacted the original provisions of the act in order to update the process. This issue brief provides an overview of the requirements and responsibilities in the new act, specifically addressing those pertaining to state departments, legislative committees, and the Office of the State Auditor.

Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

COVID-19 Resources

Temporary Guidelines for Review and Comment Meetings

The legislature will meet in limited session on Monday, March 30th. The Capitol will be open for the duration of the session for those with essential business related to the session. The building will not be available for public tours. People without essential business are encouraged to access the session through the General Assembly website and Colorado Channel.  Anybody with essential business related to the session will be required to practice appropriate social distancing measures.