Judiciary Committee, Colorado House of Representatives

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Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources
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Health, Insurance and Environment
Judiciary
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The Judiciary 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 Judiciary Committee considers matters concerning courts and judges, civil liberties, Colorado's constitution, revision of the Colorado Revised Statutes, the correctional system and prison facilities, juvenile justice, and homeland security. The committee also has legislative oversight responsibility for the Department of Corrections, the Department of Law, the Department of Public Safety, and the Judicial Branch.[10][11]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Judiciary Members, 2013
Democratic members (7)Republican members (4)
Daniel Kagan, ChairBob Gardner
Pete Lee, Vice ChairPolly Lawrence
John BucknerCarole Murray
Lois CourtJared Wright
Mike McLachlan
Brittany Pettersen
Joe Salazar

2011-2012

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