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Bill Detail: SB22-011

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Title America 250 - Colorado 150 Commission
Status Governor Signed (05/26/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
House Sponsors D. Esgar (D)
M. Catlin (R)
Senate Sponsors D. Coram (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 01/12/2022

The bill creates the America 250 - Colorado 150 commission
(commission) in History Colorado to develop programs and plan for the
official observance of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United
States and the 150th anniversary of Colorado statehood. The commission
is directed to develop and promote plans for activities between July 1,
2025, and December 31, 2026, including historical activities, publication

of historical documents, public ceremonies, educational activities for
Colorado youth, and other commemorative events, to be supported by
comprehensive marketing and tourism campaigns. The commission is
required to identify, celebrate, and build knowledge around the history of
Black communities, Indigenous communities, communities of color, and
women to ensure that the activities planned by the commission represent
the geographic and demographic diversity of the state and to ensure that
events are accessible to communities throughout the state on an equitable
basis. The commission is also authorized to represent the state in official
dealings with the United States semiquincentennial commission and the
America250 foundation.
An advisory panel composed of regional representatives from the
state's tourism districts is created to consult on regional activities
celebrating the history and culture of regions across the state. The
commission is authorized to establish additional subcommittees to assist
the commission in the fulfillment of its duties.
History Colorado is required to annually report on the
commission's activities as part of its State Measurement for
Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act
reports. The commission is repealed effective June 30, 2027.

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