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Legislative Council Committee, Colorado General Assembly

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The Legislative Council Committee is a joint standing committee of the Colorado General Assembly.

Per Section 2-3-301 of the Colorado Revised Statutes the membership of the Legislative Council Committee will be comprised of eighteen members total, including twelve members of the Colorado General Assembly that are not General Assembly leadership. These committee members will include the six Senators and six Representatives as appointed by the President of the Senate or the State Speaker of the House and each legislative body must approve their respective members. The Executive Committee of the Legislative Council Committee will include the President of the Senate, the Senate Majority Leader, the Senate Minority Leader, the State Speaker of the House, the House Majority Leader and the House Minority Leader all of whom serve as ex-officio members.[1] All appointments to this council should be made within ten days after the first day of the legislative session. Members remain a part of the Legislative Council Committee until another person is appointed in their stead, or until they leave office, whichever comes first.[2] Party representation will reflect the party make up in each of the houses, with the exception that there must be at least two members from the minority party from the Senate and two minority party representatives from the House.[3]
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Function

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The Legislative Council serves as the committee of reference for all bills and joint resolutions that create or authorize interim studies or that allocate additional legislative staff resources during the interim...The Legislative Council is required to review modifications to State Implementation Plans (SIPs) if a member of theGeneral Assembly submits a written request for such a review to the chair of the Council...Legislative Council has two statutory responsibilities during the interim. The first responsibility involves review of the ballot information booklet at a late August or early September meeting. The second responsibility, undertaken in October November, concerns a review of interim committee recommendations for legislation."[4]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Legislative Council Senate Members, 2013
Democratic members (5)Republican members (4)
John MorseBill Cadman
Morgan CarrollKevin Grantham
Lucia GuzmanScott Renfroe
Jeanne NicholsonMark Scheffel
Linda Newell
Legislative Council House Members, 2013
Democratic members (5)Republican members (4)
Mark Ferrandino, Vice ChairBrian DelGrosso
Lois CourtCarole Murray
Dickey Lee HullinghorstKevin Priola
Jovan MeltonMark Waller
Dan Pabon

2011-2012

Note: Mike Kopp resigned October 21, 2011, leaving a vacancy in the committee.[5]

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