Article 35 Department of Revenue
24-35-207 Colorado lottery commission - creation
(1) There is hereby created, within the state lottery division, the Colorado lottery
commission, consisting of five members, all of whom shall be citizens of the
United States and residents of this state, appointed by the governor, with the
consent of the senate. No member shall have been convicted of a felony or
gambling-related offense, notwithstanding the provisions of section 24-5-101.
No more than three of the five members shall be members of the same political
party. A chairman and a vice-chairman of the commission shall be chosen from the
membership by a majority of the members at the first meeting of each fiscal
(2) At least one member of the commission shall have been a law enforcement officer
for not less than five years; at least one member shall be an attorney admitted
to the practice of law in Colorado for not less than five years; and at least
one member shall be a certified public accountant who has practiced accountancy
in Colorado for at least five years.
(3) Initial members shall be appointed to the commission by the governor as follows:
One member to serve until July 1, 1983, one member to serve until July 1, 1984,
one member to serve until July 1, 1985, and two members to serve until July 1,
1986. All subsequent appointments shall be for terms of four years, subject to
continuation of the division pursuant to section 24-35-218.
No member of the commission shall be eligible to serve more than two terms.
(4) Any vacancy on the commission shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.
(5) Any member of the commission may be removed by the governor at any time and for any reason.
(6) Commission members shall receive as compensation for their services up to one
hundred dollars per month for each month in which there is an official
commission meeting and shall be reimbursed for necessary traveling and other
reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties. Upon
appointment, and prior to confirmation by the senate, each member shall file
with the secretary of state a financial disclosure statement in the form
required to be filed by elected state officials. Such statement shall be renewed
as of each January 1 during the member's term of office. The chairperson of the
lottery commission shall also be reimbursed for necessary traveling and other
reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties related to
his or her participation on the three-member panel established in sections 24-35-205
(5) (a) and 24-35-206 (3).
(7) (a) The commission shall hold at least one meeting each month and such additional
meetings as may be prescribed by rules of the commission. In addition, special
meetings may be called by the chairman, any two commission members, or the
director, upon delivery of seventy-two hours' written notice to each member.
Notwithstanding the provisions of section 24-6-402,
in emergency situations in which a majority of the commission certifies that
exigencies of time require that the commission meet without delay, the
requirements of public notice and of seventy-two hours' written notice to
members may be dispensed with, and commission members as well as the public
shall receive such notice as is reasonable under the circumstances.
(b) For purposes of part 4 of article 6 of this title, the commission shall be a
state public body, as defined in section 24-6-402
(1) (d), regardless of whether the state lottery division and the Colorado
lottery commission constitute an enterprise pursuant to section 24-35-202
(8) A majority of the commission shall constitute a quorum, and the concurrence of a
majority of the commission shall be required for any final determination by the
commission. The commission shall keep a complete and accurate audio record of
all its meetings for a period of at least three years.
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