Capitol rotunda

The interior view of the Colorado state Capitol from a lower floor of the ornate government building shown on July 5, 2017.

Here are legislative committee hearings and other events of note for the week ahead at the Colorado state Capitol.

Committee schedules are subject to change. The daily schedule is available on the legislature’s website.

Options for public testimony during committee hearings can be found here

House regulations regarding remote testimony can be found here. Senate regulations are here.

According to General Assembly safety protocols: "Masks should be worn at all times while in the Capitol or anywhere in the Capitol Complex. Legislative staff, the press, and the public are required to wear masks while in House and Senate space, including chamber floors, galleries, lobbies, and committee rooms and hallways. Members of the public, press, lobbyists, staff, and members can request a mask at the testing site adjacent to the south entrance to the Capitol. Legislators and staff can get a mask at the front desks of the House and Senate chambers."

This week largely continues with SMART (State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent Government) Act hearings and hearings between committees of reference and the Joint Budget Committee.

MONDAY, JANUARY 24

Upon adjournment, Joint Judiciary committee, Room 271

  • SMART Act hearing for the Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel (with public testimony allowed)
  • SMART Act hearing for the Department of Corrections (with public testimony allowed)
  • SMART Act hearing for the Child Protection Ombudsman (with public testimony allowed)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25

Upon adjournment, Joint Judiciary committee, Room 271

  • SMART Act hearing, Department of Law (with public testimony allowed)
  • SMART Act hearing for the Office of the Child's Representative (with public testimony allowed)
  • SMART Act hearing for the Judicial Branch (with public testimony allowed)
  • SMART Act hearing for the Office of the State Public Defender (with public testimony allowed)

2 p.m. Joint Transportation committee, Old Supreme Court chamber

  • SMART Act presentation from the Department of Transportation
  • Public testimony to follow

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26

Upon adjournment, Joint Senate Health & Human Services and House Energy & Environment committees, Room 271

  • SMART Act presentation from the Department of Public Health & Environment
  • Public testimony to follow

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27

Upon adjournment, Joint Health committees, Room 271

  • SMART Act presentation from the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
  • Public testimony to follow
  • SMART Act hearing from the Department of Human Services
  • Public testimony to follow

Upon adjournment, Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, Old Supreme Court chamber

  • SB21-13, Fenberg and Holbert — Boards and commissions (primarily deals with statute concerning the University of Colorado Board of Regents and the State Board of Education, in the wake of changes from redistricting and the addition of an eighth congressional seat)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28

Upon adjournment, Joint Judiciary committees, Room 271

  • SMART Act hearing for the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (with public testimony allowed)

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