Thank you for your interest in Colorado's Remote Testimony program. The program makes committee hearings on certain bills available for remote public testimony at 11 specific locations throughout the state. Not all bill hearings are available for remote testimony. Members of the legislature must request remote testimony for a particular bill and receive authorization from legislative leadership within specific time frames in order for the bill to be available for remote testimony. More information on the request process and deadlines for requesting remote testimony can be found in this  document. If you are interested in requesting that a bill be available for remote testimony, you may contact the bill sponsor or any other member of the legislature to make the request. Contact information can be found  here.

Once a bill is activated for remote testimony, the bill will appear on the list below, and witnesses may sign up to testify. At the time of registration, witnesses will be asked to pick the site from which they wish to testify. Remote testimony is currently available at the following sites:
At least one witness must register at a site at least 24 hours in advance of the bill hearing in order for a site to open for remote testimony. After registering, witnesses will receive a confirmation email that the registration has been received. 24 hours in advance of the hearing, registered witnesses will receive an email explaining exactly where at the remote site (building and room number) they can go to testify.

Committee hearings are scheduled in the mornings and afternoons. Morning committee hearings begin "upon adjournment." This means that the hearing will begin upon adjournment of the House or Senate floor work for the day. Floor work begins at 10 a.m.. on Mondays and 9 a.m. on all other days. Floor work can conclude as early at 9:30 a.m., but often concludes later. Witnesses interested in attending hearings that begin "upon adjournment" may access the remote site at any time after 9:30 a.m., but most upon adjournment committee meetings will begin after 10 a.m. Afternoon committee hearings begin either at 1:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.; the start time for the hearing will be noted in the confirmation email.

At the committee hearing, the committee chair may limit the time allotted for public testimony, and remote testimony witnesses may be called to testify at any point in the bill hearing. Registering to testify at a remote location does not constitute a guarantee that registrants will be permitted to testify if the committee chair determines that public testimony must be limited. Registrants may also not be able to testify if there are technical issues preventing communication between the remote site and the committee hearing room. At all times, witnesses will be required to maintain proper committee protocol, which includes being acknowledged by the committee chair before speaking and following the rules for testimony established by the committee chair. Registrants who fail to follow the rules for testimony established by the committee chair forfeit their opportunity to testify.

Bill hearings are often delayed or rescheduled and there is no guarantee the bill will be heard when originally scheduled. Please check the  House and Senate calendars posted on the General Assembly's website for updates on any  calendar changes. For committee changes that occur the day of a committee hearing, please visit the General Assembly's committee Twitter feed for updates -  @COLCSCommittees.

For additional information on testifying before a committee of the Colorado General Assembly, please read the memorandum found  here.

If you're having trouble signing up to testify, please give us a call at (303) 866.5849 or email us at remote.testimony.ga@state.co.us

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Bill Title Committee Sponsor Date & Time
Populate this information HB20-1148  Senate Senate Judiciary 02/26/2020 01:30 PM
Populate this information HB20-1149  House House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs 03/03/2020 01:30 PM
Populate this information HB20-1149  House House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs 03/03/2020 01:30 PM
Populate this information HB20-1191  House House Energy & Environment 02/27/2020 Upon Adjournment
Populate this information HB20-1195  House House Business Affairs & Labor 03/04/2020 01:30 PM
Populate this information HB20-1265  House House Energy & Environment 03/09/2020 01:30 PM
Populate this information SB20-168  Senate Senate Transportation & Energy 02/27/2020 Upon Adjournment

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