This bill creates a legislatively appointed task force to study the cost of regulatory compliance for businesses in Colorado subject to Colorado's regulatory system.
The task force consists of 9 members: 2 of the members are appointed by the president of the senate; 2 by the minority leader of the senate; 2 by the speaker of the house of representatives; and 2 by the minority leader of the house of representatives, respectively. The president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives jointly appoint one member of the task force. The bill establishes the qualifications required for each of the members of the task force.
The duration of the study is 2 years with an interim report and a final report to the general assembly of the results of the study at its conclusion. The bill establishes the general guidelines for the contents of the study and authorizes the task force to consult similar studies, including studies that have been carried out for the federal government.
The bill requires the task force to be funded privately by gifts, grants, and donations and adequate funding for the study must be tracked by the legislative council staff as provided by law. The bill authorizes the directors of the legislative council staff and the office of legislative legal services and the state auditor to provide staff to the task force if adequate funding is received. The task force may also accept staff support from the private sector.