Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
December 23, 1997
House Business Affairs
Will Meyer (866-4976)
TITLE: CONCERNING CONTINUATION OF THE OFFICE OF CONSUMER COUNSEL IN THE DEPARTMENT OF REGULATORY AGENCIES.
Summary of Assessment
The provisions of this bill would continue the Office of Consumer Counsel for another five years until July 1, 2003, rather than allowing it to sunset July 1, 1998. This bill would not continue the Utility Consumers’ Board. The provisions of the bill would become effective July 1, 1998.
Pursuant to Section 24-34-104 (11) (a), C.R.S., that regulate the sunset process, no more than one division, board, or agency may be continued in any bill for an act. Thus, the Office of Consumer Counsel would be continued under the provisions of this bill, and the Utility Consumers’ Board would be continued under the provisions of HB 98-1074. The continuation of the Office of Consumer Counsel by this bill and the Utility Consumers’ Board by HB 98-1074 collectively would not have any impact on the revenues or expenditures of the Department of Regulatory Agencies. The provisions of this bill would not have any fiscal impact on any other agency of the state, or unit of local government. Therefore, this bill is assessed as not having any fiscal impact.