HB17-1025

HB17-1025 - Repeal Obsolete State Legislative District Laws

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the repeal of obsolete laws relating to reapportionment of state legislative districts.

Statutory Revision Committee.

The general assembly formerly drew the boundaries of state senate and house of representative districts but was divested of this power upon the creation, via a ballot initiative in the 1974 general election, of the Colorado reapportionment commission. The bill repeals obsolete laws pertaining to:

 

  • Districts drawn by the general assembly following the 1970 federal census; and
  • The 6 house of representatives districts that were redrawn by the general assembly in 1998 to achieve compliance with the 'Voting Rights Act of 1965' following Sanchez v. State of Colorado, 97 F.3d 1303 (10th Cir. 1996) (cert. denied May 19, 1997).

The repeal effected by the bill results in the removal of over 20,000 words from the Colorado Revised Statutes.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Latest update: March 8, 2017
03/08/2017 - Governor Signed
03/03/2017 - Sent to the Governor
03/03/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/02/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
02/27/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/24/2017 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
02/22/2017 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/03/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
02/02/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/01/2017 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
01/26/2017 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
01/11/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs