Review of principal department
- subject matter to be studied
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(a)A joint legislative oversight committee shall study a principal department’s powers, duties, and functions in order to evaluate the public need for continuance of said powers, duties, and functions and whether the public need would be better served by the elimination, reassignment, or expansion of said powers, duties, and functions.
(b)Said study may include, but not be limited to:
(I)Identification of unnecessary duplication of functions, situations in which similar functions should be consolidated in one division or in which divisions should be consolidated, and situations in which efficient administration would be served by transferring existing powers, duties, and functions among principal departments or elimination of said powers, duties, and functions;
(II)Examination of the extent to which the proper exercise of powers and performance of duties and functions has been impeded or enhanced by existing statutes and procedures and practices of the principal department, and any other circumstances, including budgeting, resources, and personnel matters;
(III)Study of the efficiency and cooperation exhibited by the principal department in processing inquiries and complaints from the public;
(IV)The extent to which changes are necessary in the enabling laws of the principal department.
(c)Beginning in 1981, said study shall include a review of all fees and fines charged by the principal department. Pursuant to such review, the principal department shall be required to tabulate all fees and fines and the amounts thereof, state the purpose of each, and state the rationale for each where appropriate.
(2)A joint legislative oversight committee may require a principal department to make budget presentations which clearly illustrate the source, amount, and expenditure of funds in relation to each of the principal department’s powers, duties, and functions.
Section 2-7-103 — Review of principal department - subject matter to be studied,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-02.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).