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Legislative Research - Colorado: Home

This guide contains advice and links for researching the current and past activities of the Colorado General Assembly. Go here if you are looking for Colorado state laws or legislative history.

Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Colorado Legislation

There are multiple ways to find bills.

To view current bills:

  • Click on "Bills" near the top of the page.
    • Search for a current bill by number, sponsor, or keyword.
    • Click on "See All Bills" to view all of the current bills.
    • Scroll down a little bit to browse bills by subject.

To find past bills:

  • Click on "Bills" near the top of the page.
    • Under the "Bills drop down menu, select Bills Digest OR Prior Sessions.
    • Bills Digest includes information back to 2006.
    • Prior Sessions includes information back to 1997.

To find bills by committees:

  • Click on "Committees" near the top of the page.
    • Click on the Committee of interest.

Use the links on a bill's page to view the bill, history, Analysis, committee reports, and votes. 

Open Web Resources

Colorado General Assembly

The State of Colorado provides access to current and previous session records, 1997 to present, including proposed bills; committee reports, fiscal notes; current votes and final laws.

House proceedings are summarized in the House Journals and Calendars. The history behind House and Senate bills can sometimes be obtained by interviewing the sponsor of the bill or by researching issues through newspaper and news bureau coverage.

Live Legislative Video

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Contact:
Auraria Library
1100 Lawrence St. Denver, CO 80204
303.556.8192
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