(1)“Public entity” means the state of Colorado; any institution, agency, instrumentality, authority, county, municipality, city and county, district, or other political subdivision of the state, including any school district and institution of higher education; any institution, department, agency, instrumentality, or authority of any of the foregoing, including any county or municipal housing authority; any local government investment pool organized pursuant to part 7 of this article; any public entity insurance pool organized pursuant to state law; and any other entity, organization, or corporation formed by intergovernmental agreement or other contract between or among any of the foregoing.
(2)“Public funds” means any funds in the custody, possession, or control of a public entity; any funds over which a public entity has investment control; any funds over which a public entity would have investment control but for the entity’s delegation of that control to another person; and any funds over which another person exercises investment control on behalf of or for the benefit of a public entity. “Public funds” includes, but is not limited to, proceeds of the sale of securities of a public entity and proceeds of certificates of participation or other securities evidencing rights in payments to be made by a public entity under a lease, financed purchase of an asset agreement, certificate of participation agreement, or other similar arrangement, regardless of whether such proceeds are held by the public entity, a third-party trustee, or any other person. “Public funds” shall not include funds invested by the public employees’ retirement association created in article 51 of this title 24 or any other funds invested for employee retirement or pensions. “Public funds” shall also not include trusts managed on behalf of the board of education of a school district coterminous with a city and county for the benefit of a retiree’s health insurance and teacher compensation.
(4)“Nationally recognized statistical rating organizations” or “NRSROs” means credit rating agencies that are registered with the U.S. securities and exchange commission’s office of credit ratings.
(5)“Negotiable certificate of deposit” means an unsecured, noncollateralized obligation of a bank to pay the holder of a negotiable certificate of deposit specified principal, plus interest, upon a particular maturity. A negotiable certificate of deposit is a security subject to federal securities law and can be uniquely identified by a security identifier issued by the committee on uniform securities identification procedures.
Section 24-75-601 — Definitions,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-24.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).