Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
March 12, 1999
Janis Baron (303-866-3523)
TITLE: CONCERNING THE POPULATION DATA TO BE USED FOR REDISTRICTING AFTER THE FEDERAL CENSUS IN THE YEAR 2000.
Summary of Assessment
The bill requires that the General Assembly and the Colorado Reapportionment Commission use the same population data that is used to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives when it redraws the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts after the federal census in the year 2000.
Section 48 of Article V of the State Constitution requires that a reapportionment commission be appointed after each federal census to establish, revise, and alter the state senatorial and representative districts. The bill requires the General Assembly and the Commission to use the same set of population data for apportionment of congressional seats and state legislative districts.
This bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact. The bill only speaks to the population data that shall be used for the purpose of redistricting. The General Assembly appropriated a total of $678,411 General Fund for reapportionment-related expenses as a result of the federal census in the year 1990. The fiscal note assumes that the General Assembly will appropriate, when necessary, the funding required for reapportionment-related costs associated with the federal census in the year 2000.
The bill is effective upon signature of the Governor.
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