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New Legislator Orientation - Phase II


Phase II (November 27-28) Agenda



Overview of Legislative Service Agencies



Office of Legislative Legal Services

Deadlines Schedule for the 2013 Legislative Session
    Guidelines for Releasing Documents
    How a Bill Becomes Law Chart
    Legislator's Frequently Asked Questions
    Office of Legislative Legal Services General Overview
    Office of Legislative Legal Services Guidelines for Working with Lobbyists
    Open Meeting Requirements of the Colorado Sunshine Law

Office of the State Auditor

Introduction to the Office of the State Auditor

Joint Budget Committee

Introduction to the JBC Staff
    Phase II, JBC Slide Show

Legislative Council Staff

Legislative Council Staff Narrative (Updated 2012)
2.  Bill Drafting: From Idea to Bill Bill Titles - Single Subject and Original Purpose Requirements
    Complete Deadlines
    Schedule for the 2013 Legislative Session
    House New Member Deadlines
    Safety Clauses and Effective Date Clauses
    Sample Bill
    Senate New Member Deadlines
3. Fiscal Note Process and the Role of Legislators Fiscal Notes Statutory References
4. Understanding the State Budget and the Budget Process: The Big Picture Revenue and Budget Slides
    Revenue Structure, Revenue and Spending Limits, and General Fund Expenditures
5. K-12 and Higher Education K-12 and Higher Education
    K12 and Higher Education Slides
6. Health Care and Human Services Health Care Policy and Financing Material
    Human Services Material
7. The Justice System - Judicial Branch, Adult Corrections, and Youth Corrections Justice System
    Helpful Resources
    Role of the General Assembly in the Justice System
    Colorado's Adult Justice System - Flowchart
    Colorado's Juvenile Justice System - Flowchart
    Glossary of Terms Used in Colorado's Justice System
8. Mock Budget Caucus Budget Exercise Instructions
    Budget Exercise
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