Title 23 - The Commission

Colorado Statutes: Title 23, Higher Education and Vocational Training

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Originally enacted in 1963, provisions were repealed and reenacted in 1985. Part of the article has been extracted from Michie's Legal Resources here:

Article 1 - Colorado Commission on Higher Education

23-1-101. Legislative declaration (Original)

The purposes of this article are to maximize opportunities for postsecondary education in Colorado; to avoid and to eliminate needless duplication of facilities and programs in state-supported institutions of higher education; to achieve simplicity of state administrative procedures pertaining to higher education; to effect the best utilization of available resources so as to achieve an adequate level of higher education in the most economic manner; to accommodate state priorities and the needs of individual students through implementation of a statewide enrollment plan; and to continue to recognize the constitutional and statutory responsibilities of duly constituted governing boards of state-supported institutions of higher education in Colorado. In this article, express powers and duties are delegated to a central policy and coordinating board, the Colorado commission on higher education. The ultimate authority and responsibility is expressly reserved to the general assembly, and it is the duty of the Colorado commission on higher education to implement the policies of the general assembly.

Source: L. 85: Entire article R&RE, p. 750, § 1, effective July 1. L. 94: Entire section amended, p. 1792, § 1, effective May 31.

Editor's note: This section was contained in an article that was repealed and reenacted in 1985. Provisions of this section, as it existed in 1985, are similar to those contained in 23-1-101 as said section existed in 1984, the year prior to the repeal and reenactment of this article.

23-1-102. Commission established - terms of office

(1) Repealed.

(2) There is hereby established a central policy and coordinating board for higher education in the state of Colorado, to be known as the Colorado commission on higher education, referred to in this article as the "commission". The duties and powers delegated to the commission by this article shall apply to all state-supported institutions of higher education, including, but not limited to, all postsecondary institutions in the state supported in whole or part by state funds, and including junior colleges and community colleges, extension programs of the state-supported universities and colleges, local district colleges, and area vocational schools and specifically the regents of the university of Colorado and the institutions it governs. The governing boards and institutions of the public system of higher education in Colorado, including the university of Colorado, are obligated to conform to the policies set by the commission within the authorities delegated to it in this article.

(3) (a) The commission shall consist of eleven members to be appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate. The members of the commission shall be selected on the basis of their knowledge of and interest in higher education and shall serve for four-year terms; except that, of the members first appointed to the commission, five members shall serve for terms of two years, and four members shall serve for terms of four years. No member of the commission may serve more than two consecutive full four-year terms.

(b) Repealed.

(4) At the time of appointment, no member of the commission shall have been an officer, employee, or member of a governing board or an officer or employee of any state-supported institution of higher education in the state for a period of one year prior to his or her appointment. During his or her term of office, no member of the commission shall be a member of the general assembly or an officer, employee, or member of a governing board or an officer or employee of a state-supported institution of higher education.

(5) The commission shall at no time have more than six members of any one major political party. Members of the commission shall receive seventy-five dollars per diem for attendance at official meetings plus actual and necessary expenses incurred in the conduct of official business. In appointing members of the commission, the governor shall consider geographic representation. Of the eleven members of the commission, at least one shall be from each congressional district, and at least one member of the commission shall reside west of the continental divide.

(6) The commission shall meet as often as necessary to carry out its duties as defined in this article.

(7) The term of any member of the commission who misses more than two consecutive regular commission meetings without good cause shall be terminated and his successor appointed in the manner provided for appointments under this section.

(8) (a) Notwithstanding other provisions of this section, on or after July 1, 1999, the governor, with the consent of the senate, shall appoint two additional members to the commission for terms ending on June 30, 2003. Thereafter, members appointed pursuant to this subsection (8) shall serve for terms of four years.

(b) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2000, p. 412, § 2, effective April 13, 2000.)

Source: L. 85: Entire article R&RE, p. 750, § 1, effective July 1. L. 88: (3) amended, p. 840, § 1, effective April 20. L. 96: (6) amended, p. 1834, § 10, effective June 5. L. 99: (8) added, p. 880, § 4, effective July 1. L. 2000: (8) amended, p. 412, § 2, effective April 13. L. 2001: (3)(a), (4), and (5) amended, p. 145, § 1, effective March 23. L. 2004: (3)(b) repealed, p. 201, § 15, effective August 4. L. 2005: (1) repealed, p. 277, § 5, effective August 8.

Editor's note: This section was contained in an article that was repealed and reenacted in 1985. Provisions of this section, as it existed in 1985, are similar to those contained in 23-1-102 as said section existed in 1984, the year prior to the repeal and reenactment of this article.

 

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