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Colorado Legislature

Making or Changing Colorado Law

Legislators write a bill to make or change a law. The Colorado Legislature (General Assembly) Committee members carefully review each bill before deciding if it should be voted on by the Senate and House. Citizens may attend these review meetings; view or listen to them on the internet; and testify or give their opinions.

If more than one-half of the Senate and House votes for a bill, it is approved and sent to the Governor for review. If the Governor approves the bill, it becomes a law. If the Governor chooses to veto the bill, it is sent back to the legislature. The legislature can either choose to revise the bill and send it back to the Governor or override the Governor's veto with a two-thirds vote and the bill will become a law.

Legislators & Legislative Service Agencies

Bills & Lawmaking