COMMITTEE ON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
|Votes: View--> ||Action Taken: |
|Move to accept the budget cuts for the legislature||PASS|
11:46 AM -- Legislative Budget
Senator Shaffer explained that a handout would be distributed from himself and the Speaker regarding budget cuts (Attachment A).
11:46 AM -- Mike Mauer, Director, Legislative Council Staff, explained that the President and the Speaker worked with the Legislative Management Team to prepare some ideas for cutting the budget. Mr. Mauer explained each suggestion provided in the budget cut proposal:
- take the equivalent of 12 furlough days;
- restrict the budget for a special session;
- no out of state travel for legislators;
- delay computer leases for members; and
- have no interim committees in 2010.
Mr. Mauer added that according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Colorado ranks 47th in spending per capita on the legislative branch and 45th in when measured by the percentage of general government spending dedicated to the legislature. In response to a question from Representative Weissmann, Mr. Mauer explained that a bill will be needed next session in order to suspend statutory interim committees such as the Transportation Legislation Review Committee in the 2010 interim.
|BILL:||Legislative Budget |
|TIME: || 11:50:28 AM|
|MOTION:||Move to accept the budget cuts for the legislature as provided in the August 17, 2009, memorandum from President Shaffer and Speaker Carroll (Attachment A). The motion passed 6-0.|
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS