Colorado legislative history is all documentation generated by a House or Senate bill as it progresses through House and Senate chambers of the General Assembly during the annual legislative process. Many researchers seek to clarify or to determine the purpose of existing laws (legislative intent) by reviewing the legislative history of a law.
This guide provides an overview of how to conduct legislative history research in Colorado, what resources to use, and how to locate them.
Researching legislative history in Colorado can be a long process and involve many different resources. Occasionally, it also requires a visit to another library. The following chart highlights the steps that researchers should follow in conducting Colorado legislative history. Additionally, as this research can be difficult, the reference librarians at the law library and more than happy to assist you with this task.