SENATE BILL 99197
BY SENATORS Blickensderfer, Powers, and Feeley;
also REPRESENTATIVES Dean, George, Gordon, and Tool.
CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF EXPENSES OF THE LEGISLATIVE
DEPARTMENT, AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State
SECTION 1. 22307 (3)
(a) (IV), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
22307. 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 ninetynine dollars per day for necessary
attendance at meetings or functions or to legislative matters
(IV) Any member of a committee of reference
designated pursuant to section 231201 who attends
a meeting of the committee of reference OR WHO ATTENDS A MEETING
OF THE JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE WHEN IT IS CONSIDERING MATTERS FOR
WHICH THE MEMBER'S COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE HAS OVERSIGHT RESPONSIBILITY,
or, with the approval of the chairperson, who attends a state
function or a function at a state institution or state agency
at which matters concerning the committee are considered. THE
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MAY ESTABLISH GUIDELINES
FOR THE PAYMENT OF PER DIEM TO MEMBERS OF A COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE
WHO ATTEND MEETINGS OF THE JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE AS ALLOWED
BY THIS SUBPARAGRAPH (IV).
SECTION 2. Appropriation. In
addition to any other appropriation, there is hereby appropriated,
to the legislative department of the state of Colorado, the sum
of twenty-three million six hundred seventy-nine thousand three
hundred forty dollars ($23,679,340), or so much thereof as may
be necessary, of which amount twenty-three million five hundred
seventy-nine thousand three hundred forty dollars ($23,579,340)
shall be out of any moneys in the general fund not otherwise appropriated
and one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) shall be from cash
funds, for payment of the expenses of the legislative department
for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1999, to be allocated as
House of representatives and senate $ 9,846,8511/
State auditor 5,638,193
Joint budget committee 1,002,977
Legislative council 3,668,031
Committee on legal services 3,523,288 2/
Total legislative department $23,679,340
1/ Of this amount, $100,000 is appropriated out of cash funds generated by the joint bill room, and $9,746,851 is appropriated out of the general fund. It is the intent of the general assembly that any moneys budgeted but not expended for the 19992000 fiscal year to pay the costs of a special session during the 1999 interim be used to pay per diem to members of committees of reference who attend meetings of the joint budget committee. Such per diem payments shall be made in accordance with any guidelines established by the executive committee of the legislative council pursuant to section 22307 (3) (a) (IV), Colorado Revised Statutes.
It is anticipated that, during the 19992000 fiscal year,
the tax levy on civil actions provided for in section 25119,
Colorado Revised Statutes, will return approximately $200,000
to the general fund to offset expenses of the revision of statutes
by the office of legislative legal services.
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.
Ray Powers Russell George
PRESIDENT OF SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE
THE SENATE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Patricia K. Dicks Judith M. Rodrigue
SECRETARY OF CHIEF CLERK OF THE HOUSE
THE SENATE OF REPRESENTATIVES
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE