Colorado Legislative Council Staff



(replaces no fiscal impact dated January 27, 1999)

Drafting Number:

Prime Sponsor(s):

LLS 99-0528

Sen. Hernandez

Rep. Dean


Bill Status:

Fiscal Analyst:

February 19, 1999

Senate Appropriations

Will Meyer (303-866-4976)



Fiscal Impact Summary

FY 1999/2000

FY 2000/2001

State Revenues

General Fund



State Expenditures

General Fund



FTE Position Change

0.4 FTE


Other State Impact: None

Effective Date: Upon signature of the Governor and repealed January 1, 2000.

Appropriation Summary for FY 1999-2000: $14,784 General Fund, and 0.4 FTE to the Legislative Department.

Local Government Impact: None

Summary of Legislation

            This bill, as amended in the Senate Health, Environment, Welfare, and Institutions Committee, creates an interim committee to establish the education requirements, the standard of practice, the accreditation requirements, and the training requirements needed to perform thrust manipulation. The bill defines thrust manipulation as a manual medicine or therapy procedure utilizing directed, brief, and sudden impulsion or force applied to a joint, commonly referred to as adjustment.

            The amended bill:


               provides that the interim committee consist of 6 members; including one representative of medical doctors, doctors or osteopathy, doctors of chiropractic and physical therapists and two members of the General Assembly;

               allows members of the General Assembly to be reimbursed for all necessary expenses for a maximum of 6 meetings;

               specifies that the committee meet at least three times and hold its first meeting in July 1999 and that all expenses be paid from funds allocated to the Legislative Council for legislative studies;

               authorizes the Legislative Council to accept and expend federal funds, grants, gifts, and donations; and

               requires the committee to make findings and recommendations and submit a report to the General Assembly on or before October 15, 1999.

            Any legislation recommended by the committee would be treated as legislation recommended by any other legislative interim committee for purpose of introduction deadlines or bill limitations. The provisions of the bill would be repealed January 1, 2000.

State Expenditures

            It is assumed that the committee is to receive assistance from the Legislative Council Staff. Assuming that the committee would meet the customary six times each year to implement the provisions of the bill, meeting costs and staff resource requirements are identified in Table 1. Legislator members will not be compensated as set forth in Section 2-2-307, but will receive an average expense reimbursement that is estimated to be $50 per meeting.



FY 1999-2000

FY 2000/2001

Personal Services:

Legislative Council Staff - 0.3 FTE



Personal Services:

Office of Legal Services - 0.1 FTE



Members' Expense Reimbursement



Total Expenses



Expenditures Not Included

            Pursuant to the Joint Budget Committee’s budget policies, the following expenditures have not been included in this fiscal note:


               health and life insurance costs of $895; and

               short-term disability costs of $27.

State Appropriations

            If this bill is not approved by the Legislative Council as part of the regular interim studies currently budgeted, the Legislative Department would require a total General Fund appropriation of $14,784 and 0.4 FTE in FY 1999/00.

Departments Contacted

            Legislative Council Staff        Office of Legislative Legal Services