HOUSE BILL 99-1211
BY REPRESENTATIVES Kaufman, Tool, Johnson, Bacon, Plant, Saliman, Swenson, Tupa, Zimmerman, George, Kester, McKay, Spence, Tate, Vigil, and T. Williams;
also SENATORS Phillips, Feeley, Hernandez, Matsunaka, Powers, Reeves, Rupert, Tanner, and Wham.
Concerning additional county court judges, and, in connection therewith, creating one new county court judge in each of the counties of Boulder and Larimer, and making an appropriation in connection therewith.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 13-6-202, Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
13-6-202. Number of judges. In each county there shall be one county judge; except that, in the county of El Paso, there shall be eight county judges, in the county of Arapahoe, there shall be seven county judges, in each of the counties of Adams and Jefferson, there shall be six county judges, in the county of Boulder, there shall be
four five county judges, in the county of Larimer, there shall be four county judges, in each of the counties of Larimer, Pueblo and Weld, there shall be three county judges, in each of the counties of Douglas and Mesa, there shall be two county judges, and, in the city and county of Denver, there shall be the number of county judges provided by the charter and ordinances thereof. One of the county judges in Boulder county shall maintain a courtroom in the city of Longmont at least three days per week. The judge of the Eagle county court shall conduct court business in that portion of Eagle county lying in the Roaring Fork river drainage area in a manner sufficient to deal with the business before the court.
SECTION 2. Appropriation - adjustment in 1999 long bill. (1) In addition to any other appropriation, there is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the general fund not otherwise appropriated, to the judicial department, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1999, the sum of five hundred thirty-eight thousand twenty-one dollars ($538,021) and 7.4 FTE, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the implementation of this act. Of said sum, four hundred seventy-six thousand five hundred two dollars ($476,502) and 6.0 FTE is for allocation to trial courts, and sixty-one thousand five hundred nineteen dollars ($61,519) and 1.4 FTE is for allocation to the state public defender.
(2) For the implementation of this act, appropriations made in the annual general appropriations act for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1999, shall be adjusted as follows:
(a) The general fund appropriation to the capital construction fund outlined in section 3 (1) (f) is reduced by five hundred thirty-eight thousand twenty-one dollars ($538,021).
(b) The capital construction fund exempt appropriation to the department of transportation, construction projects, is reduced by five hundred thirty-eight thousand twenty-one dollars ($538,021).
SECTION 3. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.
Russell George Ray Powers
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE PRESIDENT OF
OF REPRESENTATIVES THE SENATE
Judith M. Rodrigue Patricia K. Dicks
CHIEF CLERK OF THE HOUSE SECRETARY OF
OF REPRESENTATIVES THE SENATE
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF COLORADO