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Bill Detail: SB22-013

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Title Boards And Commissions
Status Governor Signed (02/25/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
House Sponsors A. Garnett (D)
H. McKean (R)
Senate Sponsors C. Holbert (R)
S. Fenberg (D)
House Committee Transportation and Local Government
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 01/12/2022
Summary

The bill makes changes related to the requirements for various
boards and commissions (boards).
Section 1 of the bill includes standard provisions that generally
apply to boards for which membership is based in full or in part on
representation from the congressional districts of the state. Specifically,
unless a statute or constitutional provision creating a board provides
otherwise:
  • If a member appointed to represent a district no longer

resides in the district due solely to a change in the district's
boundaries following redistricting, the member may serve
the remainder of their term notwithstanding the
nonresidency;
  • If a board increases in size due to the addition of a new
congressional district in the state, the appointing authority
shall appoint a new member to represent the new district as
soon as practicable; and
  • If a board decreases in size due to the loss of a
congressional district in the state, the appointing authority
shall determine which current member's term should be
terminated, or, if the member will be replaced by an
at-large or other member, which member should be
replaced at the expiration of the member's term. The
appointing authority must attempt to ensure that the
remaining membership adequately represents the remaining
congressional districts.
Section 2 establishes standard provisions that apply to all boards
unless the statute or constitutional provision creating a board provides
differently. The standard provisions include: requiring an appointing
authority to fill a vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term,
allowing the designee of a state official to fulfill the official's duties on
the board, defining the term minimum majority to mean the lowest
number of members that is more than half, allowing members to
participate in meetings of the board remotely, and clarifying how partial
terms count towards any applicable term limit.
Sections 33 and 40 update the statutes that establish the
membership of the state board of education and the board of regents of
the university of Colorado, respectively, both of which are elected boards
created in the state constitution. For the state board of education, section
33
provides for the election of one new member to represent the eighth
congressional district and one new member from the state at large at the
2022 general election. For the board of regents, section 40 requires the
election of a member to represent the eighth congressional district in
place of the election of a member representing the state at large at the
2022 general election.
Sections 37, 42, 52, 60, 73, 85, 86, 90, 101, and 107 amend
statutes governing boards for which membership is based on the number
of congressional districts in the state. For each board, the total number of
members is no longer specified. Instead, each statute provides for the
appointment of members from each congressional district in the state
plus, as applicable, additional members as is currently provided for each
board. Provisions requiring staggering of terms and limits on the number
of board members who may be affiliated with a single political party are
amended to refer to a minimum majority of the board to accommodate
any future changes in board membership resulting from changes in the
number of Colorado congressional districts.
Section 133 repeals a statute that addressed the impact of
redistricting on boards following the 2000 federal decennial census, and
a statute that adjusted the lengths of terms of members of certain boards
in 1987.
The remaining sections of the bill make changes to statutory
provisions governing various boards with appointed members, including:
  • Repealing deadlines for events or actions that have already
occurred;
  • Repealing language setting specific expiration dates or
requirements for board members' terms in order to create
staggering of the board members' terms, and replacing it
with a general requirement that the terms of office are
staggered;
  • Repealing requirements for notice and hearing before a
board member can be removed for cause by an appointing
authority;
  • Repealing, for certain boards, the requirement that a board
member serve until the board member's successor is
confirmed by the senate;
  • Updating archaic language to conform to current drafting
standards;
  • Reorganizing sections to clarify requirements related to
appointments, qualifications for appointees, and terms of
office;
  • Clarifying requirements related to the number of board
members that may be affiliated with one political party; and
  • Making conforming amendments.

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