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Advocacy 102 - JBC Members and CO Legislative Process

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COLORADO LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

As a leader in Colorado public education, the following facts are helpful to know and understand in order to engage in the legislative process. CASE tracks and lobbies on average 80 bills during the legislative session in order to passionately advocate on behalf of our members.

120 Days

GENERAL FACTS

80 Bills

5 Bills

Constitutionally and statutorially mandated funding requirements with some additional discretionary spending.

School Finance Act

[SFA] -in place since 1994

Budget Bill

[Long Bill]

General appropriations bill for the state of Colorado

Colorado General Assembly is in session

On average impacting education

Each legislator may introduce annually

BOB RANKIN

[District 57]

SETS BUDGET FOR VARIOUS STATE DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

MILLIE HAMNER

[District 61]

DAVE YOUNG

[District 50]

PAT STEADMAN

KEVIN GRANTHAM

KENT LAMBERT

2016 JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE (JBC)

6

Committee Members

3

3

Democrats

Republicans

Representatives

Senators

Committee Vice-Chair

Committee Chair

[District 31]

[District 9]

[District 2]

303-866-4835

303-866-2929

303-866-2952

303-866-2949

JBC serves as a fiscal and budget review agency and sponsors the annual appropriations bill ("Long Bill") for the operations of state government. Members serve two-year terms.

303-866-4877

303-866-4861

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