SB 18-043

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Apr 13, 2018
  • Passed Senate Apr 10, 2018
  • House
  • Governor

Senate State Office Nominee Rejection Effects

Abstract

The bill specifies that if the governor nominates an individual for appointment to a state office and the senate rejects the nomination, the rejected individual is deemed legally unfit for and ineligible to hold the office. The governor is prohibited from nominating the rejected individual a second time for the same office or, if the senate is not in session, appointing the rejected individual to temporarily discharge the duties of the office. However, rejection by the senate of the nomination of an individual for any state office does not preclude the governor from nominating the rejected individual for an opening in the same office that occurs after an individual other than the rejected individual has filled the immediate opening. The bill also provides that if the governor nominates a state officer whose term is expiring for reappointment to the same office and the senate rejects the nomination, the state officer is removed from office upon the expiration of his or her term and shall not thereafter exercise the duties of the office whether or not the individual's successor has been duly qualified. If, as of the effective date of the bill, the term of office of a state officer has expired, the senate has rejected a nomination for reappointment of the state officer to the same office, and the individual is continuing to exercise the duties of the office because the individual's successor has not yet been qualified, the state officer is deemed to have been removed from office on the date that his or her term expired and shall immediately stop exercising the duties of the office. The prohibitions against the governor nominating an individual for appointment or reappointment to a state office for a second time after the individual's first nomination for appointment or reappointment to the state office has been rejected by the senate and against the governor appointing the rejected individual to temporarily discharge the duties of the office only apply for the term of the senate that rejected the individual. The rejected individual becomes eligible for nomination for appointment or reappointment to the state office on the date when a new senate convenes for its first regular session and becomes eligible for appointment to discharge the duties of the office on the date following the day on which the new senate adjourns its first regular session sine die. (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.) Read More

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May 03, 2018

House

House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Apr 13, 2018

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Apr 10, 2018

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 09, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor

Apr 06, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily with Amendments - Floor

Apr 04, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/06/2018 - No Amendments

Apr 03, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Apr 02, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Mar 29, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Mar 26, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/29/2018 - No Amendments

Mar 19, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/26/2018 - No Amendments

Mar 13, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/19/2018 - No Amendments

Mar 12, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Mar 08, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/12/2018 - No Amendments

Mar 06, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/08/2018 - No Amendments

Mar 05, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Feb 27, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/05/2018 - No Amendments

Feb 22, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 02/27/2018 - No Amendments

Feb 21, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Feb 20, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Feb 14, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 02/20/2018 - No Amendments

Feb 13, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Feb 12, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Feb 07, 2018

Senate

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Senate Committee of the Whole State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Jan 10, 2018

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
Introduced (01/10/2018) PDF
Engrossed (04/09/2018) PDF
Reengrossed (04/10/2018) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (02/05/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/18/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (06/25/2018) PDF

Sources

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