Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 6, 1999
Harry Zeid (303-866-4753)
TITLE: CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION FOR MEETINGS OF BOARDS OF COOPERATIVE SERVICES TO BE CONDUCTED USING VIDEO TELECONFERENCING TECHNOLOGY.
Summary of Assessment
This bill authorizes boards of cooperative services (BOCS) to adopt a policy authorizing the board to conduct its meetings using video teleconferencing technology. At least one quarterly meeting annually must still be in a physical location. A quorum would be deemed to exist at any video teleconference if the number of members participating equals the number necessary for a quorum at a regular meeting.
The bill would not affect state revenues or expenditures. It is believed that video teleconferencing may increase participation of board members. Furthermore, a small amount of travel expenditures may be saved for certain BOCS that conduct meetings using video teleconferencing technology. The bill would become effective upon signature of the Governor.