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www.colorado.gov /colorado/agencies.html   (304 words)

  No. 03SA133 & No. 03SA147. Salazar v. Davidson: Constitutional Law, Legislative Branch, Election Law, Redistricting ...
For example, in 1964, when the General Assembly had not drawn new districts for over forty years, the four congressional districts ranged in population from 195,551 to 653,954; one person’s vote in the smallest district was equivalent to the votes of 3.3 people in the largest district.
The General Assembly shall divide the state into as many congressional districts as there are representatives in congress apportioned to this state by the congress of the United States for the election of one representative to congress from each district.
Colorado law could not be clearer with respect to the meaning of the term "General Assembly." Article V itself defines the General Assembly as "the senate and house of representatives, both to be elected by the people." The term neither needs nor permits any further semantic gymnastics.
www.cobar.org /opinions/opinion.cfm?OpinionID=3975   (17247 words)

 No. 01SA386. In re Reapportionment of the Colorado General Assembly. - January 28, 2002 - Colorado Supreme Court ...
Assembly, 647 P.2d 191, 195 (Colo. 1982)(hereinafter "In re Reapportionment 82"); and (2) it is not accompanied by "an adequate factual showing that less drastic alternatives could not have satisfied the equal population requirement of the Colorado Constitution," In re Reapportionment of the Colo. Gen.
Assembly to add part of one county to all or part of another county in the formation of senate and house districts, if necessary to meet equal population requirements.
Assembly, 828 P.2d 185, 190 (Colo. 1992) [hereinafter "In re Reapportionment 1992"]; In re Reapportionment of the Colo. Gen.
www.cobar.org /opinions/opinion.cfm?OpinionID=185   (14766 words)

 ASLCS - The Journal - Attorney-Client Relationship & Legislative Lawyers
Generally, the attorney-client relationship is established when it is shown that a client seeks and receives the advice of a lawyer on the legal consequences of the client's past or contemplated actions.
At least one result of Colorado's approach is to avoid the appearance that each of the one hundred legislators is a client and that a legislative lawyer is plagued with widespread conflict of interest problems in working with legislators in the bill and amendment drafting process.
General examples of such a situation include a legislator who insists on taking any action violative of rules or statutes that is not in the best interests of the legislature as an institution.
www.ncsl.org /programs/legman/aslcs/brwnsp96.htm   (4626 words)

 CADP Colorado Legislature -- 2002
Colorado lawmakers hit some snags Tuesday in their effort to rush a new death penalty law to the governor.
Colorado legislators gather Monday to rewrite the state's death penalty law, and they have a choice -- take a safe tact that probably can't be challenged in court, or push the envelope.
Colorado legislators may have to pass a new death penalty law to bring the state into compliance with Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that maintains only juries can impose the death penalty, a preliminary analysis by Gov. Bill Owens' staff indicates.
www.coadp.org /thenews/2002/2002-COlegislature.html   (1018 words)

 COLORADO GENERAL ASSEMBLY V. SALAZAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Shortly thereafter, the Colorado Attorney General, Ken Salazar, filed an original action in the Supreme Court of Colorado, seeking an injunction to prevent the Colorado Secretary of State, Donetta Davidson, from implementing the General Assembly’s redistricting plan and requesting a writ of mandamus requiring Davidson to return to the 2002 redistricting plan.
Generally the separation of powers among branches of a State’s government raises no federal constitutional questions, subject to the requirement that the government be republican in character.
I dissent from the denial of the petition for writ of certiorari.
straylight.law.cornell.edu /supct/html/03-1082.ZD.html   (975 words)

 CCDHH Information Center - Government - CO General Assembly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It is the policy of the Colorado General Assembly that the programs, services, and activities of the legislative branch of Colorado state government be readily accessible to and usable by each person.
The legislative branch of Colorado state government consists of the state House of Representatives, the state Senate, and their staff agencies, the Legislative Council staff, the Office of Legislative Legal Services, the Joint Budget Committee staff, and the State Auditor's Office.
The purpose of this policy is to implement the duty of the Colorado General Assembly to conduct legislative programs, services, and activities which are readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities.
www.cdhs.state.co.us /deafcommission/infocenter/Government/CO_GeneralAssembly.htm   (944 words)

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While the General Assembly might have set forth detailed definitions covering all the state and federal crimes which would qualify one as a "previous offender," there was no need to follow that wasteful, verbose technique.
Here the broad, general intent was merely to delineate a category of prior crimes whose general nature, in the General Assembly's judgment, was so serious that their perpetrators could not safely be allowed to possess weapons in Colorado.
In Colorado, however, second-degree burglary is defined as breaking an entrance into or Unlawfully entering or remaining in a building with intent to commit a crime against a person or property.
www.cs.cmu.edu /afs/cs/usr/wbardwel/public/nfalist/people_v_tenorio.txt   (2624 words)

 About the Colorado River District   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Colorado River District was born out of a period of conflict between the two halves of Colorado separated by the Continental Divide: the drier and more population-dense East Slope and the West Slope with its more substantial water resources.
In Western Colorado, the C-BT brought considerable fear, since diverting such a large volume as proposed, 310,000 acre-feet, would diminish the flow of the Colorado River to the point where West Slope farmers would soon be suffering the same fate that their East Slope counterparts were trying to avoid.
The Colorado River District is governed by a Board of Directors composed of one representative from each of the 15 counties in the district.
www.crwcd.gov /whoweare.html   (882 words)

 Lucas v Colorado
Colorado legislators were thus elected in 1962 pursuant to the provisions of the existing apportionment scheme.
Pursuant to these general constitutional provisions, the Colorado General Assembly has periodically enacted detailed statutory provisions establishing legislative districts and prescribing the apportionment to such districts of seats in both houses of the Colorado Legislature.
The general assembly shall consist of 39 members of the senate and 65 members of the house, one to be elected from each senatorial and representative district.
www.sou.edu /polisci/pavlich/Lucas_v_Colorado.html   (6499 words)

 State Government 101   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The state's budget problems in recent years and Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution (the TABOR amendment) are directly affecting the quality of life in our state as government services are necessarily reduced as a result of economic conditions and revenue restrictions in TABOR.
General funds are funds paid for government services that are not provided on a fee basis and include items or budget areas such as most of K-12 spending, most of Corrections and Judicial, the state share of providing Medicaid services, and state funding for Higher Ed.
According to the JBC and Legislative Council, the sources of state general fund revenue for 2004-05 were estimated as follow.
www.thismatters.org /govt101.html   (1219 words)

 2007 General Assembly: Press Credentials
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) welcomes journalists to cover our 2007 General Assembly which will be held July 21-25 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
Journalists must also be committed to fair, accurate and ethical reporting of the CC (DOC)'s General Assembly.
Journalists must sign-in at the General Assembly News room, (Room 109 at the Fort Worth Convention Center) to receive their press credentials.
www.disciples.org /ga/pressroom/credapp   (217 words)

 Colorado Redistricting Cases: the 1990s
The Colorado Supreme Court approved the Commission's revised plan which cured the inadvertent split of a community of interest in Douglas County and which kept the City of Aspen whole, even though it continued to split Pitkin County.
The General Assembly moved to dismiss on the grounds that the court lacked jurisdiction over the General Assembly and had no power to direct the General Assembly to act.
The federal district court held that plaintiffs failed to establish their § 2 VRA claim because: (1) their suggested district did not satisfy compactness requirements; (2) the minority group was not politically cohesive; (3) other reasons besides race may explain voting behavior; and (4) the totality of the circumstances did not establish vote dilution.
www.senate.leg.state.mn.us /departments/scr/redist/Redsum/cosum.htm   (676 words)

 Colorado School Choice
In 1988, the Colorado General Assembly passed the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act, which allows junior and senior high school students to enroll in college courses at public and private institutions of higher education.
In the 1998 general election, by a margin of 59 percent to 41 percent, Colorado voters rejected Initiative 17, which would have given parents up to $2,500 annually per child in state income tax credits for educational expenses, including tuition at private schools.
Colorado NAACP President Willie Breazell was forced to resign his position after voicing his support for publicly funded private school choice in an August 17, 1999, opinion article in the Colorado Springs Gazette.
www.heritage.org /Research/Education/SchoolChoice/Colorado.cfm   (2756 words)

 Colorado General Assembly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Colorado General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Colorado.
It is composed of the Colorado House of Representatives and the Colorado Senate.
List of members of the Colorado State House of Representatives
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colorado_General_Assembly   (87 words)

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Article V, Section 46 of the Colorado Constitution requires that “in no event shall there be more than five percent deviation between the most populous and the least populous district in each house.” In re Reapportionment of the Colo. Gen.
In this original proceeding, the Colorado Reapportionment Commission (Commission) has resubmitted to us its decennial Apportionment Plan (Readopted Plan) for the reapportionment of Colorado General Assembly house and senate districts, based on the year 2000 federal census, as required under Article V, Section 48 (1)(e) of the Colorado Constitution.
We held that the Adopted Plan did not comply with the criteria of Article V, Sections 46 and 47, of the Colorado Constitution because: (1) it was not “sufficiently attentive to county boundaries to meet the requirement of section 47(2),” In re Reapportionment of the Colo. Gen.
www.courts.state.co.us /supct/opinions/2001/01SA3862.doc   (3063 words)

 CADP Colorado Legislature -- 2001
A Senate committee killed a bill Monday that would have abandoned Colorado's three-judge sentencing panels in death-penalty cases and given life-or-death decisions to the trial judge.
Opposing the bill were the Colorado Bar Association, criminal defense lawyers, public defenders and state prosecutors.
Her SB 104 would allow only a death row inmate's lawyer, a state prosecutor or the executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections to raise the issue of mental competency within 120 days of the convict's execution date.
www.coadp.org /thenews/2001/2001-COlegislature.html   (796 words)

 Gazette, The (Colorado Springs): COLORADO GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2003/ Legislature begins session of   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
DENVER - As Colorado's first female speaker of the House took the gavel Wednesday before a relatively inexperienced General Assembly, she did so knowing it is not the best of times.
House Speaker Lola Spradley's speech on the first day of the Legislature's 2003 session was a frank assessment of the challenges facing the state, including an $850 million budget shortfall, the worst drought in nearly 300 years and soaring medical and auto insurance premiums.
Because of term limits, the General Assembly is facing these tough times with less experience than ever before, she said.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4191/is_200301/ai_n10014807   (911 words)

 Marijuana Policy Project: Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Residents of Colorado actively supported marijuana policy reform throughout the regular session, even as their legislators did not concentrate on the issue.
Hundreds of letters to legislators were sent through http://www.mpp.org/CO Colorado newspapers published favorable letters-to-the-editor on issues from the U.S. Supreme Court's medical marijuana ruling to a failed bill in the Colorado Senate that would have repealed mandatory minimum sentences for crimes involving controlled substances.
After the Board of Health approved a patient registration and ID card system early this year, the General Assembly fortified the law by passing a bill to protect the privacy of participating patients and punish the false use of a medical marijuana ID card.
www.mpp.org /CO/alerts_371.html   (233 words)

 Centennial State Libraries - January 2000
The Legislative Council was created in 1953 to collect research data, consider important issues of public policy and to prepare reports, bills, and other documents for presentation to the General Assembly.
The staff serve as the nonpartisan research arm of the Colorado General Assembly.
Recommendations for 1999: study of the dropout rate in secondary schools: report to the Colorado General Assembly.
www.cde.state.co.us /libnewsletter/sl0100a3.htm   (337 words)

 Homeowners Associations: Colorado General Assembly - Office of Legislative Legal Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Summary: The Office of Legislative Legal Services is the non-partisan, in-house counsel for the Colorado state legislature and writes laws, produces statutes, reviews administrative rules, comments on initiated measures, and serves as a resource of legislative information for the public.
VISION - The Office of Legislative Legal Services is the non-partisan, in-house counsel for the Colorado state legislature and writes laws, produces statutes, reviews administrative rules, comments on initiated measures, and serves as a resource of legislative information for the public.
Our vision is to serve Colorado's General Assembly and citizens, providing these services with excellence, to forward the cause of effective self-government.
www.ahrc.com /new/index.php/src/govt/sub/dir/action/display/id/1467   (588 words)

 Lucas v. Forty-Fourth General Assembly of Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Acting on behalf of several voters in the Denver area, Andres Lucas sued various officials connected with Colorado's elections challenging the apportionment of seats in both houses of the Colorado General Assembly.
Under Colorado's apportionment plan, the House of Representatives was apportioned on the basis of population but the apportionment of the Senate was based on a combination of population and other factors (geography, compactness and contiguity, accessibility, natural boundaries, and conformity to historical divisions).
The apportionment of Colorado's Senate rendered population considerations virtually insignificant, and was therefore unconstitutional.
www.oyez.org /oyez/resource/case/1078/print   (348 words)

 New Titles
Analysis of the 2000 statewide ballot proposals / Legislative Council of the Colorado General Assembly.
Study of reforms to the General Assembly : report to the Colorado General Assembly.
Study of the division of wildlife : report to the Colorado General Assembly.
www.law.du.edu /library/newacq/jul.asp   (1318 words)

 Colorado AAUW, House District 12, 1998 Candidate Questionnaire -- Boulder AAUW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Editor's Note: Our questionnaire was sent out before the Colorado Legislature had finalized details of how the state revenue surplus should be handled.
I supported the referendum in the legislature which gives voters an opportunity to voice their priorities for additional spending for highways and school construction based on comments to me from my constituents.
In general I believe that constitutional changes should be studied very carefully before being passed.
www.coaauw.org /election1998/aauwb_1998_hd12.html   (723 words)

 Colorado General Assembly
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
  (2)  In accordance with section 1-5-407 (5), Colorado Revised Statutes, it is the intent of the general assembly that this act, as a measure to increase taxes, be printed on the ballot immediately following all constitutional referred measures and before any other statutory referred measures and lettered accordingly.
The information on this page is presented as an informational service only and should not be relied upon as an official record of action or legal position of the State of Colorado, the Colorado General Assembly, or the Office of Legislative Legal Services.
www.state.co.us /gov_dir/leg_dir/olls/sl2006b/sl_1.htm   (558 words)

 Colorado Motorist Insurance Identification Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In an effort to reduce the risk to the Citizens of Colorado from uninsured motor vehicles operating on Colorado highways, the 1997 Colorado General Assembly enacted a three year program to identify uninsured motorists and to assist in the enforcement of automobile liability insurance requirements of the state.
The underlying rationale for the program is that if there are fewer uninsured motorists operating on the highways, the number of uninsured accidents will decline.
The purpose of the Colorado Motorist Insurance Identification Program is to provide an online tool to law enforcement officials and the Motor Vehicle Division to determine whether reasonable grounds exist to believe that a person is operating a vehicle without the minimum liability insurance required by Colorado law.
www.driveinsured.com /publish/colorado.htm   (199 words)

 Carillon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Alliance for Technology Learning and Society (ATLAS) Director Bobby Schnabel presented Colorado's Joint Education Committee members with background information on the use of technology at CU-Boulder during their campus tour and visit Jan. 15.
Members of the Colorado General Assembly Senate and House of Representatives Education Committees joined Jan. 15 with the Board of Regents to learn how information technology and innovative instructional space enriches higher education at CU-Boulder.
Bobby Schnabel, engineering, director of the Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS), walked the group through an explanation of progress in technology over the centuries, pointing out that until now, higher education was unchanged since the invention of the printing press.
www.colorado.edu /Chancellor/Carillon/volume3/stories/5-gen-assem.html   (298 words)

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