SB 20-063

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 28, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jan 28, 2020
  • House
  • Governor

Recodify Statutes Concerning Department Of Law

Abstract

The bill recodifies statutory provisions governing the department of law, especially by replacing outmoded language with updated terms and usage. Section 1 of the bill repeals outmoded language regarding internal divisions within the department of law (department). Section 2 specifies the powers and duties of the attorney general. Section 3 enumerates internal divisions of the department. Section 4 updates the statutory provision authorizing the appointment of the chief deputy attorney general. Section 5 concerns the appointment and qualifications of the solicitor general. Section 6 updates statutory provisions governing the victims' services coordinator. Section 7 updates statutory provisions governing money received by the attorney general. This section specifies that any money received by the attorney general belonging to the state or received by the attorney general in his or her official capacity must be paid as soon as practicable to the department of the treasury. Moreover, generally, the attorney general has such legal duties in regard to the activities of the state and its various departments, boards, commissions, bureaus, and agencies as are imposed by law. Section 8 specifies requirements pertaining to the legal services the attorney general provides to state agencies. Section 9 clarifies that nothing in the bill is to be construed as affecting, limiting, or supplanting the common law authority of the attorney general or the department. Section 10 specifies requirements governing the provision of identification cards to retired peace officers. Section 12 concerns legal representation of the state auditor. This section specifies that the duty of providing legal representation or otherwise rendering legal services to the state auditor in connection with the auditor's performance of his or her functions and duties is shared between the office of legislative legal services and the attorney general. Section 14 repeals existing outmoded sections of law.(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.) Read More

Bill Sponsors (3)

Pete Lee

Primary

Michael Weissman

Primary

Hugh McKean

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 51
Primary

Votes


Jan 28, 2020

BILL

Pass

Senate

COW *

Pass

Senate

Actions


Feb 06, 2020

House

House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Judiciary House Committee of the Whole

Jan 28, 2020

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction
Judiciary

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jan 27, 2020

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee

Jan 22, 2020

Senate

Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
Judiciary

Jan 08, 2020

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction
Judiciary

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Reengrossed (01/28/2020) PDF
Engrossed (01/27/2020) PDF
Introduced (01/08/2020) PDF
PA1 (01/23/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (01/17/2020) PDF

Sources

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