State Legislative TermsState Legislative Terms:
Can be offered in committee or during legislative session. They are changes to the language in a bill.
Legislation already introduced.
The list of bills eligible for consideration before each legislative body. There is a House Calendar and a Senate Calendar prepared for each legislative session day.
Has multiple uses. Most often used to refer to the caucus meetings held by legislators of each party separately during legislative sessions.
Multiple uses. It can mean Chamber of Commerce. It is also used to refer to the legislative chambers used by both the House and Senate for session.
This is a group of allied individuals and associations with the same position on an issue. They often formally lobby together and hire additional PR firms and lobbyists.
Legislative body that handles assigned issues prior to consideration by the full legislative body.
A small legislative body assigned to work out conflicts in legislation that has passed both houses of the legislature without complete agreement. Most commonly used in reference to appropriations bills.
The over-riding law of Colorado. Many “Constitutional issues”¯ arise during the debate of legislation.
The Constitution requires legislation to be “read”¯ several times before the full House and Senate. The First Reading is ceremonial and serves to put the bill on the calendar.
Refers to either House or Senate session. When a bill is actively being considered it is “on the floor.”¯
The House of Representatives.
The south side of the State Capitol.
Joint Budget Committee:
This is a bi-partisan committee of the Legislature that crafts the state budget.
The podium at the front of the House and Senate Chambers from which the leader presides over session.
In both the House and Senate, the second time a bill is considered “read.”¯
The State Senate.
The north side of the Capitol.
The time spent when all legislators meet together in their respective bodies to consider legislation.
The Taxpayers' Bill of Rights. It limits the growth of state revenues.
The State Capitol Building in Denver.
The final reading before passage of a bill before either chamber.
The expression of opposition by the Governor, which cancels the action of the legislature. Veto's can be over-ridden by a 2/3 vote of both houses - these rarely occur.