HOUSE BILL 99-1314
BY REPRESENTATIVES Dean, Scott, and Young;
also SENATORS Blickensderfer and Powers.
Concerning the administration of the legislative branch.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 2-2-307 (3) (a) (III), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
2-2-307. Compensation of members - reimbursement of expenses - repeal. (3) (a) When the general assembly is in recess for more than three days or is not in session, in addition to the base compensation specified in subsection (1) of this section, the following members of the general assembly shall be entitled to the further sum of ninety-nine dollars per day for necessary attendance at meetings or functions or to legislative matters as follows:
(III) The president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate and house majority and minority leaders for attendance to matters pertaining to the general assembly, whether such matters are at the capitol or elsewhere. In addition, the persons who have been chosen after a general election to serve as president, speaker, and majority and minority leaders for the next legislative biennium shall be entitled to the same compensation as is provided for current leaders under this subparagraph (III), so long as such new leaders are members of the current general assembly; and
SECTION 2. 2-3-301 (1), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
2-3-301. Legislative council created - executive committee created. (1) There is hereby created a legislative council, referred to in this part 3 as the "council", which shall consist of an executive committee, six senators to be appointed by the president of the senate with the approval of a majority vote of the members elected to the senate, and six representatives to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives with the approval of a majority vote of the members elected to the house of representatives. The executive committee shall be comprised of the president of the senate, the majority leader of the senate, the minority leader of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the majority leader of the house of representatives, and the minority leader of the house of representatives, all of whom shall be ex officio members of the council. The speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate shall alternately serve as the chairman and vice-chairman of the executive committee and shall serve for
two-year one-year terms. All ex officio members of the council shall have and exercise all the powers, privileges, and duties of other members.
SECTION 3. 2-3-302 (1), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
2-3-302. Organization - meetings. (1) The council shall select a chairman and vice-chairman from among its membership, who shall serve for one-year terms; and it shall prescribe its own rules of procedure, and may appoint subcommittees from the membership of the general assembly and other persons to assist in carrying out its functions.
SECTION 4. Effective date. This act shall take effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly that is allowed for submitting a referendum petition pursuant to article V, section 1 (3) of the state constitution; except that, if a referendum petition is filed against this act or an item, section, or part of this act within such period, then the act, item, section, or part, if approved by the people, shall take effect on the date of the official declaration of the vote thereon by proclamation of the governor.
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