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HOUSE BILL 981261
BY REPRESENTATIVE Tool;
also SENATOR Mutzebaugh.
CONCERNING SCHOOL DISTRICT REORGANIZATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State
SECTION 1. Part
1 of article 30 of title 22, Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended
BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read:
2230107.5. Duties of affected
school districts. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION OF EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT AFFECTED BY APPOINTMENT
OF A COMMITTEE SHALL COOPERATE WITH THE COMMITTEE BY PROVIDING
ANY INFORMATION REQUESTED BY THE COMMITTEE TO ASSIST IN FORMULATING
THE PLAN OF ORGANIZATION.
SECTION 2. 2230111,
Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
expenses. Members of the committee shall
not receive compensation for service on such committee from state
moneys. The affected school districts
SHALL compensate committee members for actual expenses incurred
in the performance of their duties under this article. FOR PURPOSES
OF THIS SECTION, "ACTUAL EXPENSES" MEANS TRAVEL EXPENSES
AND EXPENSES INCURRED IN PURCHASING NECESSARY SUPPLIES.
SECTION 3. 2230114,
Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW
SUBSECTION to read:
2230114. Requirements for
plan of organization. (4) IF
THE PLAN OF ORGANIZATION RESULTS IN CREATION OF ONE OR MORE NEW
SCHOOL DISTRICTS OR ALTERATIONS OF THE BOUNDARIES OF EXISTING
SCHOOL DISTRICTS, THE PLAN SHALL ENSURE THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOUNDARIES ARE NOT SET IN SUCH A WAY AS TO CREATE ANY PORTION
OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT IS NOT CONTIGUOUS TO THE REMAINDER OF
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.
SECTION 4. 2230117
(1), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
2230117. Special school
district organization election scheduled.
(1) The plan of organization shall be approved by
the commissioner and the committee within one hundred twenty days
following the last public hearing held pursuant to section 2230115
and shall be designated as the final approved plan of organization.
At that time, the committee shall call for and establish the
date of a special school district organization election wherein
the eligible electors in each school district affected by the
final approved plan of organization shall vote upon the adoption
or rejection of the final approved plan of organization. The
committee shall name a designated election official who shall
be responsible for conducting the election. Such election shall
be held on the date specified in the final approved plan of organization.
THE EXPENSE OF THE ELECTION SHALL BE APPORTIONED AMONG THE AFFECTED
SCHOOL DISTRICTS BASED ON POPULATION ACCORDING TO THE MOST RECENT
FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS.
SECTION 5. Effective
date. This act shall take effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day
following the expiration of the ninetyday period after final
adjournment of the general assembly that is allowed for submitting
a referendum petition pursuant to article V, section 1 (3) of
the state constitution; except that, if a referendum petition
is filed against this act or an item, section, or part of this
act within such period, then the act, item, section, or part,
if approved by the people, shall take effect on the date of the
official declaration of the vote thereon by proclamation of the
Charles E. Berry Tom Norton
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE PRESIDENT OF
OF REPRESENTATIVES THE SENATE
Judith M. Rodrigue Patricia K. Dicks
CHIEF CLERK OF THE HOUSE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF
OF REPRESENTATIVES THE SENATE
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE