On January 30, 2012, Rep. Bob Gardner and Sen. Morgan Carroll introduced HB 12-1209 – Concerning the Rates Charged to Consumers for Electricity, and, in Connection Therewith, Prohibiting the Imputation of Certain Costs Associated with Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
The bill enacts the “Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act” drafted by the national conference of commissioners on uniform state laws. “Legal material” is defined to mean the constitution of this state, the session laws of Colorado, the Colorado Revised Statutes, and a state agency rule. If legal material is only published electronically, the official publisher is required to designate the record as official, but if it is published in another format, the publisher may make such designation. In either case, if electronic legal material is designated as official, the publisher is required to meet requirements related to the authentication and preservation of the electronic record and the availability of the preserved electronic record.
Electronic legal material in an electronic record that is authenticated by the official publisher is presumed to be an accurate copy of the legal material. This presumption applies to electronic legal material from states that have adopted a law that is substantially similar to the act. The bill requires the official comments issued by the commissioners to be published with the act. On February 23, the Judiciary Committee approved the bill and moved it to the Appropriations Committee for consideration of any fiscal impact on the state.
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