Research & Publications
The primary responsibilities of the Policy and Research Section of Legislative Council Staff are:
During the legislative session, each committee of reference is assigned a staff person who is involved with the day-to-day committee operations. The staff person assists the chair in managing and providing notice about the committee's calendar, preparing a committee report for each bill, and providing information to the public and government officials about the operations of the committee.
For interim committees, the assigned staff person prepares research reports on the issues before the committee, arranges meetings and agendas, compiles minutes, provides information to the public about the committee's work, and prepares the committee's final report.
The Legislative Council Staff prepares research memoranda at the request of any General Assembly member. These research requests frequently relate to background for bill requests, constituent concerns on specific questions, bills going through the legislative process, background for speeches or meetings, or simply topics of interest. The Legislative Council Staff is a nonpartisan office and, therefore, cannot respond to requests that are partisan in nature.
The Legislative Council Staff assists members by providing information to answer constituent questions. At a legislator's request, the staff will provide factual material directly to a constituent to answer his or her question or will provide the information to the legislator. However, the Legislative Council Staff does not provide legal opinions or intervene in disputes between a citizen and any other unit of government.
Summary of Major Legislation by Year
Summary of Legislative Bill Tracking by Year
School Finance in Colorado
Health Care Resource Book
Report on the State Education Fund
Colorado Public School Accountability
An Overview of the Colorado Adult Criminal Justice System