Executive Committee, Colorado General Assembly

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

Per Section 2-3-301 of the Colorado Revised Statutes members of the joint Executive Committee of the the President of the Senate will appoint six Senators conditional on their approved by a majority the Senate. Six members will also be appointed from the Colorado House of Representatives by the State Speaker of the House with the approval of a majority the House. This committee should 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. These members of Colorado General Assembly leadership also serve on the Legislative Council Committee. The committee will be led by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, the first serving as the chairman, with the second as the vice-chair. Their terms will last one year, at which point their positions will alternate.[1] In the interim between legislative sessions party caucuses will vote for the temporary representatives.[2] These representatives will be removed from their positions once the leadership appointments described in Section (2-3-301(1)) have been made.[3] Party representation will reflect the party make up in each of the houses.[4]
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The Executive Committee holds separate meetings [from the Legislative Council Committee] and includes among its duties the oversight of the legislative service agencies and their directors, establishment of policies regarding legislative management and legislative procedures, and introduction of an annual legislative appropriation bill. In addition, the Executive Committee exercises legislative management functions when the General Assembly is not in session and may set the date for the convening of the next regular session of the General Assembly.[5][6]



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

Executive Committee Senate Members, 2013
Democratic members (2)Republican members (1)
John Morse, ChairBill Cadman
Morgan Carroll
Executive Committee House Members, 2013
Democratic members (2)Republican members (1)
Mark Ferrandino, Vice ChairMark Waller
Dickey Lee Hullinghorst


Note: Mike Kopp resigned on October 21, 2011, leaving a vacancy in the committee.[7]

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