Legislative Records

About These Records

The Colorado State Archives holds a variety of resources, which document the legislative history of the state and can help explain the intent behind Colorado law.

Primary, textual sources


  • 1997-2013          Online through the General Assembly webpage
  • 1876-present      "Engrossed" bills, which include all versions of the bill as it passed through the General Assembly, are available at the State Archives

Committee Summaries

Reference sources

Colorado Revised Statutes

Session Laws of Colorado

House and Senate Journals


After passage of the Colorado Sunshine Law in 1973, Legislative Committee Hearings and Floor Sessions were to be recorded and made available to the public. These audio recordings are available for research purposes at the Colorado State Archives.