March 31, 2020 •
Colorado General Assembly Meets Briefly on March 30
The Colorado House and Senate convened for one day on March 30.
However, lawmakers took different approaches to returning from the General Assembly’s COVID-19 recess.
The House recessed until Thursday, April 2.
Lawmakers in the House based their decision on the constitutional provision allowing for a three-day recess without formal agreement from both chambers.
The Senate, however, postponed indefinitely based on another interpretation.
The Senate interpretation allows the General Assembly to remain recessed without setting an exact date to reconvene.
On April 2, the House is expected to meet briefly and recess again for an unspecified period of time.
This does not affect lobbyist reporting.
Additionally, the General Assembly is still considered to be in regular session for purposes of restrictions on contributions from lobbyists during the session, as the General Assembly has not adjourned sine die.
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