Director of research
(1)The council shall interview persons applying for the position of director of research as to qualifications and ability and shall make recommendations thereon to the executive committee, which shall appoint the director of research as provided in section 2-3-303 (3)(d). The director of research shall be responsible to the council for the collection and assembling of all data and for the preparation of reports, recommendations, and bills. Documents prepared or assembled by the director or employees of the director shall be considered work product, as defined in section 24-72-202 (6.5), C.R.S. The director shall, subject to the general policies of the council, have administrative direction over the activities of the council. The director shall be paid a salary determined by the executive committee in accordance with section 2-3-303 (3)(a). The director shall be an employee of the general assembly and shall not be subject to the state personnel system laws. The director shall be appointed without reference to affiliation and solely on the basis of such director’s ability to perform the duties of the position.
(2)The director of research, with approval of the council, may appoint such additional professional, technical, clerical, or other employees necessary to perform the functions assigned to the director of research by the council.
(3)Effective January 1, 1983, the director of research shall contract, pursuant to section 39-1-104 (16), C.R.S., for the property tax study to be conducted as required in said subsection (16).
(4)Effective July 1, 1994, the director of research shall be responsible for the forecasting of adult and juvenile offender populations within the criminal justice system for the general assembly. The division of criminal justice of the department of public safety shall provide information to the director concerning population projections, research data, modeling information, and any other related data requested by the director. The executive directors of the departments of corrections and human services and the state court administrator shall provide information to the director concerning population projections, research data, and the projected long-range needs of the institutions under the control of the executive directors and any other related data requested by the director.
(5)Effective July 1, 1994, the director of research shall be responsible for reviewing any bill which is introduced by the general assembly which affects criminal sentencing and which may result in a net increase or a net decrease in periods of imprisonment in state correctional facilities for the purpose of providing information to the general assembly on the long-term fiscal impact which may result from the passage of the bill, including the increased capital construction costs and increased operating costs for the first five fiscal years following passage.
(7)Pursuant to the process set forth in part 2 of article 70 of title 24, C.R.S., and notwithstanding the provisions of section 24-70-217, C.R.S., if authorized by the executive committee of the legislative council, the director of research, in conjunction with the legislative council print shop, may submit proposals for printing of the first class, as described in section 24-70-203 (1)(a), C.R.S.
Section 2-3-304 — Director of research - assistants,
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