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Bill Detail: SB22-012

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Title Versions Of The Colorado Constitution
Status Governor Signed (05/20/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
House Sponsors E. Hooton (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Donovan (D)
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 01/12/2022
Summary

The bill requires the secretary of state to create and maintain, or
cause to be created and maintained, updated physical and electronic
copies of the Colorado constitution. The secretary of state is required to
update the physical and electronic copies of the Colorado constitution
after each election at which the voters approve any amendment to the
constitution. The secretary of state is also required to maintain all
previous physical and electronic copies of the Colorado constitution
created pursuant to the bill.

The secretary of state may work with the state archivist to
determine the format of the physical version of the Colorado constitution
and to provide for the public display of and other educational
opportunities related to it. The bill authorizes the secretary of state to
solicit, accept, and expend bequests, gifts, grants, and donations to create
and maintain the physical version of the Colorado constitution.
The secretary of state is required to ensure that each electronic
version of the Colorado constitution is stored with the office of the
secretary of state and is available to the public in a searchable format. In
creating and maintaining the electronic versions of the Colorado
constitution, the secretary of state is required to ensure that the
constitution is easily accessible and user-friendly for the general
population.
The bill requires the state archivist to submit to the state capitol
building advisory committee and the capital development committee a
proposal for displaying the original Colorado constitution in the state
capitol building. The bill requires the state archivist to include certain
information in the proposal. The bill also gives state archives the
authority to solicit, accept, and expend bequests, gifts, grants, or
donations for the display.

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