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1-13.5-112. Commencement of terms – nonpartisan officers

Statute

(1) Unless otherwise provided by law, the regular term of office of a nonpartisan officer elected at a regular election commences the earlier of the following:

(a) No later than thirty days after the date that the election results are certified pursuant to section 1-13.5-1305 and upon the signing of an oath and posting of a bond, where required;

or (b) At the next meeting of the governing body of the local government following the date of the election.

(2) Unless otherwise provided by law, if the election is canceled in whole or in part pursuant to section 1-13.5-513, the regular term of office of a nonpartisan officer commences at:

(a) The next meeting of the governing body following the date of the regular election, but no later than thirty days following the date of the regular election and upon the signing of an oath and posting of a bond, where required;

or (b) If the nonpartisan officer was elected at an election other than a regular election, the next meeting of the governing body of the local government following the date of the election.

Source: L. 2014: Entire article added, (HB 14-1164), ch. 2, p. 9, § 6, effective February 18. L. 2016: (1)(a) amended, (HB 16-1442), ch. 313, p. 1266, § 2, effective August 10.

Editor’s note: Section 19 of chapter 313 (HB 16-1442), Session Laws of Colorado 2016, provides that changes to this section by the act apply to elections conducted on or after August 10, 2016.

Definition [Election]

Any election under the “Uniform Election Code of 1992” or the “Colorado Municipal Election Code of 1965”, article 10 of title 31, C.R.S. C.R.S. § 1-7.5-103.