HB 21-1003

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 14, 2021
  • Passed House Jan 14, 2021
  • Passed Senate Jan 15, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Jan 20, 2021

Legislative Proceedings During Disaster Emergency

Abstract

The bill authorizes the executive committee of the legislative council (executive committee) to allow electronic participation in legislative proceedings during a declared disaster emergency caused by a public health emergency infecting or exposing a great number of people to disease, agents, toxins, or other such threats, and, if it is allowed, to establish policies governing such electronic participation. A member participating electronically is entitled to receive a per diem on the same basis as a member participating in person. If a member cannot participate electronically from the member's home due to a technological limitation, the member may receive reimbursement for travel expenses to an alternate location to allow the member to participate electronically. The amount of the reimbursement cannot exceed the amount the member would customarily receive for travel expenses to Denver to participate in person. A member is not entitled to reimbursement for any other expenses incurred in connection with electronic participation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first regular session of the seventy-third general assembly, the bill allows joint committees of reference that are required to hold hearings commonly referred to as SMART Act hearings to conduct the hearings at any time after the general assembly convenes, including while the general assembly is temporarily adjourned. Legislators, departments, and the public may participate remotely in accordance with policies established by the executive committee or the joint rules of the senate and house of representatives. (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (2)

Votes


Actions


Jan 20, 2021

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Jan 15, 2021

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jan 14, 2021

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Senate Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Senate

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Appropriations

Senate

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

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jan 13, 2021

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments

House

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

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

House

House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Appropriations

House

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

  • Introduction
State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (01/20/2021) PDF
Final Act (01/15/2021) PDF
Rerevised (01/15/2021) PDF
Revised (01/14/2021) PDF
Reengrossed (01/14/2021) PDF
Engrossed (01/13/2021) PDF
Introduced (01/13/2021) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (01/13/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (01/13/2021) PDF

Sources

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