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Appropriations Committee, Colorado House of Representatives

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House Committees

Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources
Appropriations
Business, Labor, Economic and Workforce Development
Education
Finance
Health, Insurance and Environment
Judiciary
Local Government
Public Health Care and Human Services
State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Transportation and Energy

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The Appropriations Committee is a standing committee of the Colorado House of Representatives.

Per House Rule 25 standing committees for the Colorado House of Representatives are appointed during the first session after a general election. All committee members are appointed by the Speaker of the House.[1] All appointments last one legislative session.[2] With the exception of the House Service Committee all committees will have between ten and nineteen members, as decided by the Speaker of the House. The House Service Committee consists of only four members.[3] The first member elected to a committee will serve as the chairman, while the second person elected will serve as the vice-chairman.[4] The party representation will be set proportionally to reflect the party representation in the House.[5]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: [1]

Committee categories

All meeting times are set according to the Schedule of Committee Meetings passed out on the first meeting of the General Assembly.[6] All committees on this schedule are placed into categories of three with the rule that no representative can be one more than one committee within a category.[7] Special meetings may be held, or meetings may be cancelled, as long as they are announced by the chairman while the House is in session with sufficient time.[8][9]

The following table describes the categories standing committees have been divided into for meeting purposes.

Category Committees
1 Business Affairs and Labor

Judiciary

State, Veterans and Military Affairs

2 Education

Health, Environment, Welfare and Institutions

Local Government

3 Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources

Finance

Transportation and Energy

4 Appropriations

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: [2]

Function

The House Appropriations Committee considers matters concerning the review of pending legislation that has been determined to have a fiscal impact. The committee generally reviews legislation that has been referred to it after an initial review and approval by the first committee of reference.[10][11]

Membership

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Appropriations Members, 2013
Democratic members (8)Republican members (5)
Claire Levy, ChairBrian DelGrosso
Crisanta Duran, Vice ChairTim Dore
Millie HamnerBob Gardner
Jeanne LabudaJerry Sonnenberg
Dan PabonCheri Gerou
Jonathan Singer
Max Tyler
Dave Young

2011-2012

Note: Member James Riesberg (D) resigned in July 2011.

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