Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 12, 1999
Janis Baron 303-866-3523
TITLE: CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENT THAT EACH COUNTY ADOPT OFFICIAL WRITTEN POLICIES FOR ITS COLORADO WORKS PROGRAM.
Summary of Assessment
The bill directs the board of county commissioners in each county to adopt official written policies for its Colorado Works Program. These policies are to include the program criteria that counties have the flexibility and authority to set. Additionally, the bill requires that these policies be adopted pursuant to the public notice and comment requirements of each county. Each county's board of county commissioners is required to make the policies readily available to the public. The bill is effective upon signature of the Governor.
The bill codifies current county practice regarding Colorado Works Program policies. The bill is technical in nature and will have no fiscal impact on either the Department of Human Services or county operations.