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1-11-210. Secretary of state to transmit papers in contests for state senator or representative

Overview of Statute

The secretary of state must deliver a sealed envelope containing depositions, notices, proofs of service, contestor’s statement, contestee’s answer, and constestee’s reply to the presiding officer of the affected government body either when the documents are first received or when the body first organizes. The presiding officer must then give notice to the body that the papers are in the officer’s possession.

Statute

The secretary of state shall deliver the sealed envelope containing depositions, notices, and proofs of service, together with the statement of contestor, answer of contestee, and reply, to the presiding officer of the body in which the contest for senator or representative is to be tried, immediately upon the organization of the body or as soon thereafter as documents are received. The presiding officer, immediately upon receiving the documents, shall give notice to the body that the papers are in the officer’s possession.

 

 

Source: L. 92: Entire article R&RE, p. 790, § 14, effective January 1, 1993.

 

Editor’s note: This section is similar to former § 1-11-208 as it existed prior to 1992.
Definition [State]

A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. C.R.S. § 1-8.3-102.

Definition [Secretary]

The Colorado secretary of state. C.R.S. § 1-1.5-102.