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Bill Detail: SB24-170

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Title America 250 - Colorado 150 Commission
Status House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations (04/08/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
House Sponsors B. McLachlan (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Zenzinger (D)
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 02/29/2024

The bill adds the following 4 members to the America 250 -
Colorado 150 commission (commission), to be appointed by the
  • 2 members representing Indigenous communities who are
members of a federally recognized tribe with historic ties
to Colorado that is not the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe or the
Southern Ute Indian Tribe;
  • One member representing military and veterans affairs; and
  • One at-large member.
The bill also directs the commission and history Colorado to hold
any gifts, grants, or donations in the America 250 - Colorado 150 cash
fund (cash fund). The bill modifies the cash fund so that all money in the
cash fund may be used to support the following duties of the commission:
  • Providing community grants to communities across the
state to assist recipient communities with providing local
opportunities related to commemoration of the 250th
anniversary of the founding of the United States and the
150th anniversary of Colorado statehood; and
  • Developing and promoting plans for statewide recognition
of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United
States and the 150th anniversary of Colorado statehood
between July 1, 2025, and December 31, 2026, including
but not limited to:
  • Historical activities;
  • The creation and publication of historical
  • Cooperation with agencies responsible for the
preservation or restoration of historic sites,
buildings, art, and artifacts;
  • Educational opportunities for Colorado youth to
understand their historic roots in the United States
and Colorado;
  • The promotion of scholarship and research that
illuminates the history of the American west and
Colorado within the larger story of the United
  • The arrangement of appropriate public ceremonies;
  • Commemorative events, supported by a
comprehensive marketing and tourism campaign.

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