CO Farm Bureau: State Legislative Session Still in Limbo
The General Assembly reconvened briefly on Monday morning after the two week recess in response to the COVID-19 global health pandemic. A quorum was not present, so the assembly recessed until Thursday April 2nd, the longest they can do so without a quorum. The General Assembly is still awaiting a ruling from the Colorado Supreme Court (CSC) on whether the 120 days of the general assembly are consecutive or if there can be a pause in the session for a health emergency. Once a determination has been made by the CSC, the general assembly will proceed with planning for the rest of the session.
If the conclusion is that the days are allowed to not be consecutive in this particular situation, then the general assembly will have approximately 51 days left in the session to finish business when they choose to reconvene after the health emergency. If the conclusion is the days have to be consecutive, the session must conclude on May 6th. This would create a whirlwind of activity to complete essential business such as the budget, school finance and other required business before the end date.
Stay tuned for updates on the status of the legislative session. Contact Emily, Emily@ColoradoFB.org, with any questions.
About the Colorado Farm Bureau
Colorado Farm Bureau is the state’s largest grassroots organization with nearly 25,000 members across Colorado. CFB seeks to promote and protect the future of agriculture and rural values. Learn more online at www.coloradofarmbureau.com