C.R.S. Section 24-60-902
Compact approved and ratified


The general assembly hereby approves and ratifies and the governor shall enter into a compact on behalf of the state of Colorado with any of the United States or other jurisdictions legally joining therein in the form substantially as follows:
ARTICLE I
Findings and Purpose

(a)

The party states find that:

(1)

Accidents and deaths on their streets and highways present a very serious human and economic problem with a major deleterious effect on the public welfare.

(2)

There is a vital need for the development of greater interjurisdictional cooperation to achieve the necessary uniformity in the laws, rules, regulations and codes relating to vehicle equipment, and to accomplish this by such means as will minimize the time between the development of demonstrably and scientifically sound safety features and their incorporation into vehicles.

(b)

The purposes of this compact are to:

(1)

Promote uniformity in regulation of and standards for equipment.

(2)

Secure uniformity of law and administrative practice in vehicular regulation and related safety standards to permit incorporation of desirable equipment changes in vehicles in the interest of greater traffic safety.

(3)

To provide means for the encouragement and utilization of research which will facilitate the achievement of the foregoing purposes, with due regard for the findings set forth in subdivision (a) of this article.

(c)

It is the intent of this compact to emphasize performance requirements and not to determine the specific detail of engineering in the manufacture of vehicles or equipment except to the extent necessary for the meeting of such performance requirements.
ARTICLE II
Definitions
As used in this compact:

(a)

“Vehicle” means every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.

(b)

“State” means a state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

(c)

“Equipment” means any part of a vehicle or any accessory for use thereon which affects the safety of operation of such vehicle or the safety of the occupants.
ARTICLE III
The Commission

(a)

There is hereby created an agency of the party states to be known as the “Vehicle Equipment Safety Commission” hereinafter called the commission. The commission shall be composed of one commissioner from each party state who shall be appointed, serve and be subject to removal in accordance with the laws of the state which he represents. If authorized by the laws of his party state, a commissioner may provide for the discharge of his duties and the performance of his functions on the commission, either for the duration of his membership or for any lesser period of time, by an alternate. No such alternate shall be entitled to serve unless notification of his identity and appointment shall have been given to the commission in such form as the commission may require. Each commissioner, and each alternate, when serving in the place and stead of a commissioner, shall be entitled to be reimbursed by the commission for expenses actually incurred in attending commission meetings or while engaged in the business of the commission.

(b)

The commissioners shall be entitled to one vote each on the commission. No action of the commission shall be binding unless taken at a meeting at which a majority of the total number of votes on the commission are cast in favor thereof. Action of the commission shall be only at a meeting at which a majority of the commissioners, or their alternates, are present.

(c)

The commission shall have a seal.

(d)

The commission shall elect annually, from among its members, a chairman, a vice-chairman and a treasurer. The commission may appoint an executive director and fix his duties and compensation. Such executive director shall serve at the pleasure of the commission, and together with the treasurer shall be bonded in such amount as the commission shall determine. The executive director also shall serve as secretary. If there be no executive director, the commission shall elect a secretary in addition to the other officers provided by this subdivision.

(e)

Irrespective of the civil service, personnel or other merit system laws of any of the party states, the executive director with the approval of the commission, or the commission if there be no executive director, shall appoint, remove or discharge such personnel as may be necessary for the performance of the commission’s functions, and shall fix the duties and compensation of such personnel.

(f)

The commission may establish and maintain independently or in conjunction with any one or more of the party states, a suitable retirement system for its full time employees. Employees of the commission shall be eligible for social security coverage in respect of old age and survivor’s insurance provided that the commission takes such steps as may be necessary pursuant to the laws of the United States, to participate in such program of insurance as a governmental agency or unit. The commission may establish and maintain or participate in such additional programs of employee benefits as may be appropriate.

(g)

The commission may borrow, accept or contract for the services of personnel from any party state, the United States, or any subdivision or agency of the aforementioned governments, or from any agency of two or more of the party states or their subdivisions.

(h)

The commission may accept for any of its purposes and functions under this compact any and all donations, and grants of money, equipment, supplies, materials, and services, conditional or otherwise, from any state, the United States, or any other governmental agency and may receive, utilize and dispose of the same.

(i)

The commission may establish and maintain such facilities as may be necessary for the transacting of its business. The commission may acquire, hold, and convey real and personal property and any interest therein.

(j)

The commission shall adopt bylaws for the conduct of its business and shall have the power to amend and rescind these bylaws. The commission shall publish its bylaws in convenient form and shall file a copy thereof and a copy of any amendment thereto, with the appropriate agency or officer in each of the party states. The bylaws shall provide for appropriate notice to the commissioners of all commission meetings and hearings and the business to be transacted at such meetings or hearings. Such notice shall also be given to such agencies or officers of each party state as the laws of such party state may provide.

(k)

The commission annually shall make to the governor and legislature of each party state a report covering the activities of the commission for the preceding year, and embodying such recommendations as may have been issued by the commission. The commission may make such additional reports as it may deem desirable.
ARTICLE IV
Research and Testing
The commission shall have power to:

(a)

Collect, correlate, analyze and evaluate information resulting or derivable from research and testing activities in equipment and related fields.

(b)

Recommend and encourage the undertaking of research and testing in any aspect of equipment or related matters when, in its judgment, appropriate or sufficient research or testing has not been undertaken.

(c)

Contract for such equipment research and testing as one or more governmental agencies may agree to have contracted for by the commission, provided that such governmental agency or agencies shall make available the funds necessary for such research and testing.

(d)

Recommend to the party states changes in law or policy with emphasis on uniformity of laws and administrative rules, regulations or codes which would promote effective governmental action or coordination in the prevention of equipment-related highway accidents or the mitigation of equipment-related highway safety problems.
ARTICLE V
Vehicular Equipment

(a)

In the interest of vehicular and public safety, the commission may study the need for or desirability of the establishment of or changes in performance requirements or restrictions for any item of equipment. As a result of such study, the commission may publish a report relating to any item or items of equipment, and the issuance of such a report shall be a condition precedent to any proceedings or other action provided or authorized by this article. No less than sixty days after the publication of a report containing the results of such study, the commission upon due notice shall hold a hearing or hearings at such place or places as it may determine.

(b)

Following the hearing or hearings provided for in subdivision (a) of this article, and with due regard for standards recommended by appropriate professional and technical associations and agencies, the commission may issue rules, regulations or codes embodying performance requirements or restrictions for any item or items of equipment covered in the report, which in the opinion of the commission will be fair and equitable and effectuate the purposes of this compact.

(c)

Each party state obligates itself to give due consideration to any and all rules, regulations and codes issued by the commission and hereby declares its policy and intent to be the promotion of uniformity in the laws of the several party states relating to equipment.

(d)

The commission shall send prompt notice of its action in issuing any rule, regulation or code pursuant to this article to the appropriate motor vehicle agency of each party state and such notice shall contain the complete text of the rule, regulation or code.

(e)

If the constitution of a party state requires, or if its statutes provide, the approval of the legislature by appropriate resolution or act may be made a condition precedent to the taking effect in such party state of any rule, regulation or code. In such event, the commissioner of such party state shall submit any commission rule, regulation or code to the legislature as promptly as may be in lieu of administrative acceptance or rejection thereof by the party state.

(f)

Except as otherwise specifically provided in or pursuant to subdivisions (e) and (g) of this article, the appropriate motor vehicle agency of a party state shall in accordance with its constitution or procedural laws adopt the rule, regulation or code within six months of the sending of the notice, and, upon such adoption, the rule, regulation or code shall have the force and effect of law therein.

(g)

The appropriate motor vehicle agency of a party state may decline to adopt a rule, regulation or code issued by the commission pursuant to this article if such agency specifically finds, after public hearing on due notice, that a variation from the commission’s rule, regulation or code is necessary to the public safety, and incorporates in such finding the reasons upon which it is based. Any such finding shall be subject to review by such procedure for review of administrative determinations as may be applicable pursuant to the laws of the party state. Upon request, the commission shall be furnished with a copy of the transcript of any hearings held pursuant to this subdivision.
ARTICLE VI
Finance

(a)

The commission shall submit to the executive head or designated officer or officers of each party state a budget of its estimated expenditures for such period as may be required by the laws of that party state for presentation to the legislature thereof.

(b)

Each of the commission’s budgets of estimated expenditures shall contain specific recommendations of the amount or amounts to be appropriated by each of the party states. The total amount of appropriations under any such budget shall be apportioned among the party states as follows: One-third in equal shares; and the remainder in proportion to the number of motor vehicles registered in each party state. In determining the number of such registrations, the commission may employ such source or sources of information as, in its judgment present the most equitable and accurate comparisons among the party states. Each of the commission’s budgets of estimated expenditures and requests for appropriations shall indicate the source or sources used in obtaining information concerning vehicular registrations.

(c)

The commission shall not pledge the credit of any party state. The commission may meet any of its obligations in whole or in part with funds available to it under article III (h) of this compact, provided that the commission takes specific action setting aside such funds prior to incurring any obligation to be met in whole or in part in such manner. Except where the commission makes use of funds available to it under article III (h) hereof, the commission shall not incur any obligation prior to the allotment of funds by the party states adequate to meet the same.

(d)

The commission shall keep accurate accounts of all receipts and disbursements. The receipts and disbursements of the commission shall be subject to the audit and accounting procedures established under its rules. However, all receipts and disbursements of funds handled by the commission shall be audited yearly by a qualified public accountant and the report of the audit shall be included in and become part of the annual reports of the commission.

(e)

The accounts of the commission shall be open at any reasonable time for inspection by duly constituted officers of the party states and by any persons authorized by the commission.

(f)

Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prevent commission compliance with laws relating to audit or inspection of accounts by or on behalf of any government contributing to the support of the commission.
ARTICLE VII
Conflict of Interest

(a)

The commission shall adopt rules and regulations with respect to conflict of interest for the commissioners of the party states, and their alternates, if any, and for the staff of the commission and contractors with the commission to the end that no member or employee or contractor shall have a pecuniary or other incompatible interest in the manufacture, sale or distribution of motor vehicles or vehicular equipment or in any facility or enterprise employed by the commission or on its behalf for testing, conduct of investigations or research. In addition to any penalty for violation of such rules and regulations as may be applicable under the laws of the violator’s jurisdiction of residence, employment or business, any violation of a commission rule or regulation adopted pursuant to this article shall require the immediate discharge of any violating employee and the immediate vacating of membership, or relinquishing of status as a member on the commission by any commissioner or alternate. In the case of a contractor, any violation of any such rule or regulation shall make any contract of the violator with the commission subject to cancellation by the commission.

(b)

Nothing contained in this article shall be deemed to prevent a contractor for the commission from using any facilities subject to his control in the performance of the contract even though such facilities are not devoted solely to work of or done on behalf of the commission; nor to prevent such a contractor from receiving remuneration or profit from the use of such facilities.
ARTICLE VIII
Advisory and Technical Committees
The commission may establish such advisory and technical committees as it may deem necessary, membership on which may include private citizens and public officials, and may cooperate with and use the services of any such committees and the organizations which the members represent in furthering any of its activities.
ARTICLE IX
Entry Into Force and Withdrawal

(a)

This compact shall enter into force when enacted into law by any six or more states. Thereafter, this compact shall become effective as to any other state upon its enactment thereof.

(b)

Any party state may withdraw from this compact by enacting a statute repealing the same, but no such withdrawal shall take effect until one year after the executive head of the withdrawing state has given notice in writing of the withdrawal to the executive heads of all other party states. No withdrawal shall affect any liability already incurred by or chargeable to a party state prior to the time of such withdrawal.
ARTICLE X
Construction and Severability
This compact shall be liberally construed so as to effectuate the purposes thereof. The provisions of this compact shall be severable and if any phrase, clause, sentence or provision of this compact is declared to be contrary to the Constitution of any state or of the United States or the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person or circumstance is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of this compact and the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person, or circumstance shall not be affected thereby. If this compact shall be held contrary to the constitution of any state participating herein, the compact shall remain in full force and effect as to the remaining party states and in full force and effect as to the state affected as to all severable matters.

Source: Section 24-60-902 — Compact approved and ratified, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-24.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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Compacts recognized and declared to exist
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Attorney general commissioner for Colorado
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Compacts designed to suppress crime and enforce the criminal laws, etc
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Commissioner to be furnished legal and clerical assistance
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When commissioner to perform duties
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Powers of commissioner
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Compensation - traveling expenses
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Compact approved and ratified
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Compact
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Peace officers enter other states without interference
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Legal requirements to obtain extradition waived
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Use of jails for temporary lodging recognized
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Subpoenas, summons and court orders recognized as valid
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When person on probation or parole may be permitted to reside in other states
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Supervision over probationers or parolees
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Probationers or parolees may be retaken
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Officer shall transport without interference
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Attorney generals make rules and regulations
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Compact operative upon ratification
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Remain in effect until renounced
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Authority to enter into compacts
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Compacts to provide rates
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Prior compacts ratified
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Disposal of detainers against prisoner based on untried charges
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Appropriate court - definitions
24–60–503
Enforcement - cooperation
24–60–504
Habitual criminals - application of part 5
24–60–505
Escapes
24–60–506
Surrender of inmates
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Administration
24–60–601
Compact
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Definitions
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Execution of compact
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Administrator
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Supplementary agreements
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Financial arrangements
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Responsibility of parents
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Fee - counsel or guardian ad litem
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Enforcement
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Execution of compact
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Transfer of inmates
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Enforcement of compact
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Hearings
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Contracts
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Legislative declaration
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Compact approved and ratified
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Approval of compact
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Commissioner appointed - alternate
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Retirement benefits
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Other agencies cooperate
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State contribution limited
24–60–908
Compact effective - when
24–60–909
Filing of documents
24–60–910
Budget submitted
24–60–911
Inspection of accounts
24–60–912
Governor executive head
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Execution of compact
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Compact administrator
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Supplementary agreements
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Annual budget
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Court review
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Authenticated copies of compact
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Compact approved and ratified
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Definition of “licensing authority”
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Compact administrator - expenses
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Executive head - definition
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Offenses - assessment of points
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Operator’s license under compact
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Review by district court
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Execution of compact
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State education council created
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Commission to file bylaws
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Membership on commission
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Execution of compact
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Article XX of state constitution not modified
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Executive director to represent state - alternate
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Consulting committee
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Advisory committee created
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Interstate audits
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Effective dates
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Applicability of article IV of compact
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Compact approved and ratified
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Governor to appoint member of the board - alternate
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Bylaws to be filed with secretary of state
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Workers’ compensation act and related acts - applicability
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Compact approved and ratified
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Limitations on interstate library districts
24–60–1503
State political subdivisions to comply with laws
24–60–1504
State library agency
24–60–1505
State aid to library district located partly within state
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Commissioner of education to administer compact
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Withdrawal from compact
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Short title
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Compact approved and ratified
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Administration
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Execution of compact
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When compact effective
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Short title
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Execution of compact
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Additional provisions and definitions
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Ratification of compact
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Interstate agency created
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Appointment of members of compact commission
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Payment of expenses of compact commission
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Commissioners exempt from civil liability
24–60–1906
Commission - authority to borrow money - authority to accept funds
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Railroad loan retirement fund - fees
24–60–1908
Loans - tax-exempt
24–60–2001
Short title
24–60–2002
Execution of compact
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Interstate agency created
24–60–2004
Members of compact commission
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Commissioners exempt from civil liability
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Administration
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Compact approved and ratified
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Licensing authority - definition
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Compact administrator - expenses
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Jurisdiction executive - definition
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Short title
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Execution of compact
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Legislative declaration
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Definitions
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Administration - application of other laws
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Site recommendation by counties
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Statewide assessment of facility sites
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State surcharge
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Governor to appoint member to compact board
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Coordination with other programs and agencies
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Regulation of fees
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Transfer or exchange of foreign nationals convicted of a crime - authorization by governor
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Legislative declaration
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Definitions
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Compacts authorized
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Contents of compact
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Rules and regulations
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Short title
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Execution of agreement
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Short title
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Execution of compact
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Licensing authority - definition
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Compact administrator - expenses
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Short title
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Execution of compact
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Short title
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Execution of compact
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Limitation on assessment
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Short title
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Compact approved and ratified
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Interstate insurance product regulation compact
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Legislative declaration
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Definitions
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Model legislation - compacts authorized
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Execution of compact
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Legislative declaration
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Compact approved and ratified
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Short title
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Compact approved and ratified
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Notice to revisor of statutes
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Short title
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Execution of agreement
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Reaffirmation of Colorado law
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Conflicting provisions of law
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Approved and ratified
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Short title
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Construction of terms
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Notice to revisor of statutes
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Short title
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Construction of terms
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Notice to revisor of statutes - effective date of compact
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Short title
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Compact approved and ratified
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Notice to revisor of statutes
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Repeal of part
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§ 24-60-902’s source at colorado​.gov