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Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 980493.01 JAG
HOUSE BILL 981136
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVE Zimmerman
STATE, VETERANS & MILITARY
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING ELECTRONIC ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION
MAINTAINED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments that may be subsequently
Requires the secretary of state to provide access through the internet or a successor computer online system to public information related to campaign finance and the public official and lobbyist filings required by the "Colorado Sunshine Act of 1972" and maintained by the secretary of state. Authorizes the secretary of state to determine the rates to be charged and procedures for such access. Requires the secretary of state to charge rates that offset the costs to the secretary of state.
Requires the secretary of state to coordinate such
computer access with existing requirements for the establishment
of a telecommunications network that allows electronic access
to certain election campaign reports filed with the secretary
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. Article 21 of title 24, Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read:
2421111. Electronic access to information internet system. (1) NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 31, 2000, THE SECRETARY OF STATE SHALL PROVIDE PUBLIC ACCESS THROUGH THE INTERNET SYSTEM OR A SUCCESSOR COMPUTER ONLINE SYSTEM TO THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC INFORMATION THAT IS OTHERWISE AVAILABLE FOR PHYSICAL INSPECTION AND COPYING BY PERSONS AT THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE:
(a) INFORMATION FILED WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE PURSUANT TO THE "FAIR CAMPAIGN PRACTICES ACT", ARTICLE 45 OF TITLE 1, C.R.S.;
(b) INFORMATION FILED WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE BY PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND LOBBYISTS PURSUANT TO PARTS 2 AND 3 OF THE "COLORADO SUNSHINE ACT OF 1972", ARTICLE 6 OF TITLE 24, C.R.S.
(2) THE RATES TO BE CHARGED AND PROCEDURES FOR SUCH ACCESS SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE. THE RATES TO BE CHARGED SHALL BE SET AT A LEVEL THAT OFFSETS THE COSTS TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
SECTION 2. 145109 (5), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
145109. Filing where
to file timeliness. (5) (a) The
secretary of state shall establish, operate, and maintain such
computer services as are necessary to maintain a telecommunications
network that allows electronic readonly access to persons
who wish to review the reports filed with the secretary of state's
office pursuant to this article. The rates to be charged and
procedures for such access shall be determined by the secretary
of state. The rates to be charged shall be set at a level
THAT offsets the costs to the secretary of state.
(b) THE ELECTRONIC ACCESS REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH (a) OF THIS SUBSECTION (5) SHALL BE IN COORDINATION WITH, AND NOT IN DUPLICATION OF, THE INTERNET ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUIRED BY SECTION 2421111, C.R.S.
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.