Colorado Legislative Council Staff



General Fund Expenditure Impact

Drafting Number:

Prime Sponsor(s):

LLS 98-699

Sen. Rizzuto

Rep. Entz


Bill Status:

Fiscal Analyst:

February 3, 1998

Senate Local Government

Steve Tammeus (866-2756)



Summary of Legislation


FY 1998/99

FY 1999/2000

State Revenues

General Fund

Other Fund



State Expenditures

General Fund - Department of Local Affairs

Other Fund



FTE Position Change

0.25 FTE

0.25 FTE

Local Government Impact — None

            This bill creates the Colorado Commission on the Termination of Emergency Powers in the Department of Local Affairs to study the powers exercised by the state due to declared and undeclared emergencies and how to terminate those powers on or before July 1, 2003. The commission will be comprised of six members, at least two of whom are to be members of the General Assembly. The members of the commission will be appointed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House by July 1, 1998. The bill authorizes the members to be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses.

            The commission is required to prepare and submit a report of recommendations to the Senate and House State Affairs committees by December 1 of each year concerning legislation necessary to terminate emergency powers. The bill requires legislation recommended by the commission to be considered as legislation recommended by an interim committee. The provisions of the bill will be repealed January 1, 2004. The bill will become effective upon the signature of the Governor.

            This bill will affect state General Fund expenditures. Therefore, it is assessed as having a fiscal impact.

State Expenditures

            The estimate for annual expenditures of the Colorado Commission on the Termination of Emergency Powers for FY 1998-99 and FY 1999-2000 is based upon the following assumptions:


               that four of the six commission members will be members of the General Assembly;

               that the expenses of the members of the commission will be reimbursed by the Department of Local Affairs;

               that legal services for proposed legislation will be provided by Legislative Legal Services, and that Legislative Legal Services will absorb any associated costs within existing resources;

               that the commission will meet eight times per year; and

               that the commission will require staff support in the same manner as an interim legislative committee.

Table 1 - Department of Local Affairs

Colorado Commission on the Termination of Emergency Powers


FY 1998-99

FY 1999-2000

Personal Services

Admin Prog Spec II (grade 91, step 1)



0.25 FTE - $8,973



0.25 FTE - $8,973



Meeting Expenses

8 meetings x 6 members x $50



Total Expenses

0.25 FTE - $12,535

0.25 FTE - $12,535

Expenditures Not Included

            Pursuant to the Joint Budget Committee’s budget policies, the following expenditures have not been included in this fiscal note:


               health and life insurance costs of $553; and

               short-term disability costs of $19.

Spending Authority

            This fiscal note would imply the Department of Local Affairs would require a General Fund appropriation of 0.25 FTE and $12,535 for FY 1998-99.

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