First Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 970723.01D DFH
HOUSE BILL 971334
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVE Arrington;
also SENATOR Congrove.
STATE, VETERANS &
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING THE ELIMINATION OF FUNDING FOR THE JUDICIAL
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments which may be subsequently
Eliminates state funding for the judicial conference.
Adjusts the long bill appropriation to the judicial
department to implement this act.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 133102 (2), Colorado Revised Statutes, 1987 Repl. Vol., is amended to read:
conferences reports. (2) The
MAY assemble the judges of the courts of record at
least once yearly FROM TIME TO TIME
to discuss such recommendations and such other business as will
benefit the judiciary and the expedition of the business of the
several courts. When so summoned,
the judges of the courts of record shall attend such conferences
at the expense of the state of Colorado. Each judge shall file
a verified itemized statement of the mileage and all moneys actually
paid out for personal maintenance expenses in attending such conferences
with the court administrator, who shall audit the same and submit
it to the state controller. The state controller shall draw a
warrant therefor, which warrant shall be paid by the state treasurer
out of the appropriate fund. Unless excused by illness, such judges
are required to attend the conferences unless excused by the chief
justice. THE STATE OF COLORADO SHALL
NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EXPENSE OF ANY SUCH CONFERENCE.
SECTION 2. Appropriation in long bill to be adjusted. For the implementation of this act, appropriations made in the annual general appropriation act for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1997, shall be adjusted as follows: The general fund appropriation to the judicial department, courts administration, administrative special purpose, for the judicial conference is decreased by ninetyone thousand seven hundred sixteen dollars ($91,716).
SECTION 3. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.