The First Regular Session of the 72nd Colorado General Assembly convened today. The session will continue through May. All the information you need about the General Assembly, and how it functions, can be found at their website, http://leg.colorado.gov/.
This year, almost one third of the legislators will be brand new. There are 100 members of Colorado’s General Assembly – thirty-five Senators and sixty-five Representatives. To view a directory of all current legislators, click here. To find out who your Senator or Representative is, go to the Find My Legislator map on the General Assembly’s homepage.
To find out what bills will be heard in committee and on the floor each day, see the House and Senate calendars, available on the homepage. Status sheets and journals are also available to aid you in tracking bills as they move through the legislative process. All bills, resolutions, and memorials are available to view online. Each version of the bill is retained on the website so that changes can be tracked. Before bills are heard on the House and Senate floor, they must go through committee. Find out about the different committees and their membership here.
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