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Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 980881.01D BJA
HOUSE BILL 981403
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVES George, McElhany, and Dyer;
also SENATORS Wham, Ament, and J. Johnson.
STATE, VETERANS & MILITARY
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING THE CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, AND,
IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, SPECIFYING HOW AND WHEN MEMBERS ARE APPOINTED
AND THE DATE BY WHICH THE CHAIRMAN AND VICECHAIRMAN OF THE
COMMITTEE SHALL BE ELECTED.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments that may be subsequently
Provides that members of the capital development
committee shall be chosen in the same manner as members of other
standing committees. Authorizes the appointment of committee
members prior to the convening of the general assembly at which
such committee is to serve. Requires the committee to elect a
chairman and vicechairman at the first meeting held on or
after October 15 in oddnumbered years and at the first meeting
held after the general election in evennumbered years.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 231302, Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
231302. Capital development committee established. (1) There is hereby established a joint committee of the senate and house of representatives officially known as the capital development committee, which shall consist of two majority party members and one minority party member of the house of representatives and two majority party members and one minority party member of the senate. Members of the committee shall be chosen in each house according to the method prescribed by the rules of that house. The committee shall function during the legislative sessions and during the interim between sessions.
(1.5) IN ORDER TO EXPEDITE THE WORK OF THE CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, APPOINTEES MAY BE DESIGNATED AFTER THE GENERAL ELECTION PRIOR TO THE CONVENING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT WHICH SUCH COMMITTEE IS TO SERVE, PROVIDED THAT SUCH APPOINTEES ARE MEMBERS OF THE CURRENT GENERAL ASSEMBLY. SUCH APPOINTEES HAVE ALL THE POWERS AND DUTIES AND ARE ENTITLED TO THE SAME COMPENSATION AND EXPENSE ALLOWANCE AS MEMBERS DULY APPOINTED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION.
(2) The capital development committee shall elect a chairman and a vicechairman AT THE FIRST MEETING HELD ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 15 IN EACH ODDNUMBERED YEAR AND AT THE FIRST MEETING HELD AFTER THE GENERAL ELECTION IN EACH EVENNUMBERED YEAR. The chairmanship and vicechairmanship shall alternate between a member from the house of representatives and a member from the senate with the first chairman being from the senate and the first vicechairman being from the house of representatives. The person serving as chairman, or a member of the same house if such person is no longer a member thereof, shall serve as vicechairman during the next legislative session, and the person serving as vicechairman, or a member of the same house if such person is no longer a member thereof, shall serve as chairman during the next legislative session.
SECTION 2. 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 governor.