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State of Colorado Legislative Council: Responsibilities and Procedures (2016)

Subject
State Government
Published
04/13/2016

Quick Facts About the Legislative Council

  • The 18-member Legislative Council is comprised of nine Senators and nine Representatives, including the six members of the Executive Committee.
  • The Legislative Council elects a chair and vice-chair annually.
  • A quorum of the Legislative Council is nine members.
  • The Legislative Council may be a committee of reference for bills and joint resolutions that allocate additional legislative staff resources, and bills that create statutory committees with legislative members.
  • The Legislative Council must meet at least quarterly.
  • The Legislative Council reviews the Legislative Council Staff budget annually.
  • Duties of the Legislative Council include reviewing and prioritizing interim study committees each spring.
  • State statutes direct the Legislative Council to review a ballot analysis prepared by the Legislative Council Staff at a public hearing.
  • The Legislative Council reviews interim committee recommendations no later than October 15 in even-numbered years and no later than November 15 in odd-numbered years.
  • The Legislative Council has its own rules.
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