COLORADO GENERAL ASSEMBLY - STATUTORY REPORTS


Colorado Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Annual Report
Statutory Cite:Next Due Date:Frequency:Report Status:
26-21-106 (1)(e)Oct 1, 2017AnnualOngoing
SB 15-178
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26-21-106. Powers, functions, and duties of the commission - equipment distribution program.

(1) The powers, functions, and duties of the commission include:

(e) Assessing the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing community and reporting annually to the governor and the general assembly, on or before September 1 of each year, any recommendations for legislation or administrative changes that may facilitate or streamline the provision of general government services to the deaf and hard of hearing community. Notwithstanding section 24-1-136 (11), C.R.S., the commission's duty to report annually pursuant to this paragraph (e) does not expire. In preparing its annual report and recommendations, the commission shall consider the following:

(I) Whether any existing statutory or administrative provisions impede the ability of the commission to act as a statewide coordinating agency that advocates for deaf and hard of hearing citizens of Colorado;

(II) Any methods, programs, or policies that may improve communication accessibility and quality of existing services, promote or deliver necessary new services, and assist state agencies in the delivery of services to the deaf and hard of hearing;

(III) Any methods, programs, or policies that may make providing access to governmental services more efficient; and

(IV) Any methods, programs, or policies that may improve implementation of state policies affecting the deaf and hard of hearing community and their relationship with the general public, industry, health care, and educational institutions.

26-21-106 (1)(e)       
Pursuant to Section 24-1-136 (9), C.R.S., Colorado state departments and agencies submit all statutorily required reports to Colorado Legislative Council staff. The Colorado Legislative Council staff delivers these reports to the appropriate legislative recipients and makes them available on this site. The Colorado Legislative Council is the non partisan research staff for the Colorado General Assembly.  If you have any questions, please contact the Colorado Legislative Council: lcs.ga@state.co.us; 303-866-3521.