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.
Constitutionally and statutorially mandated funding requirements with some additional discretionary spending.
School Finance Act
[SFA] -in place since 1994
General appropriations bill for the state of Colorado
Colorado General Assembly is in session
On average impacting education
Each legislator may introduce annually
SETS BUDGET FOR VARIOUS STATE DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
2016 JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE (JBC)
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.