2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 24 - Government - State
Administration
Article 6 - Colorado Sunshine Law
Part 2 - Public Official Disclosure Law
§ 24-6-202. Disclosure - contents - filing - false or incomplete filing - penalty

CO Rev Stat ยง 24-6-202 (2016) What's This?

(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (1.7) of this section, not later than the January 10 following his or her election, reelection, appointment, or retention in office, written disclosure, in such form as the secretary of state shall prescribe, stating the interests named in subsection (2) of this section shall be made to and filed with the secretary of state of Colorado by:

(a) Each member of the general assembly;

(b) The governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, and state treasurer;

(c) Each justice or judge of a court of record;

(d) Each district attorney;

(e) Each member of the state board of education;

(f) Each member of the board of regents of the university of Colorado;

(g) Each member of the public utilities commission.

(h) Repealed.

(1.5) The provisions of subsection (1) of this section apply to any person who is serving in any position noted in said subsection (1) on July 1, 1979.

(1.7) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any person who has timely filed an amended statement with the secretary of state pursuant to subsection (4) of this section is not required to additionally file a disclosure statement satisfying the requirements of subsection (1) of this section by the January 10 following his or her election, reelection, appointment, or retention in office.

(2) Disclosure shall include:

(a) The names of any source or sources of any income, including capital gains, whether or not taxable, of the person making disclosure, his spouse, and minor children residing with him;

(b) The name of each business, insurance policy, or trust in which he, his spouse, or minor children residing with him has a financial interest in excess of five thousand dollars;

(c) The legal description of any interest in real property, including an option to buy, in the state in which the person making disclosure, his spouse, or minor children residing with him have any interest, direct or indirect, the market value of which is in excess of five thousand dollars;

(d) The identity, by name, of all offices, directorships, and fiduciary relationships held by the person making disclosure, his spouse, and minor children residing with him;

(e) The identity, by name, of any person, firm, or organization for whom compensated lobbying is done by any person associated with the person making disclosure if the benefits of such compensation are or may be shared by the person making disclosure, directly or indirectly;

(f) The name of each creditor to whom the person making disclosure, his spouse, or minor children owe money in excess of one thousand dollars and the interest rate;

(g) A list of businesses with which the person making disclosure or his spouse are associated that do business with or are regulated by the state and the nature of such business or regulation;

(h) Such additional information as the person making disclosure might desire.

(3) Any disclosure statement shall be amended no more than thirty days after any termination or acquisition of interests as to which disclosure is required.

(4) Any person required by this section to file a disclosure statement shall, on or before January 10 of each calendar year, file an amended statement with the secretary of state or notify the secretary of state in writing that he has had no change of condition since the previous filing of a disclosure statement.

(5) Each disclosure statement, amended statement, or notification that no amendment is required shall be public information, available to any person upon request during normal working hours.

(6) Any person subject to the provisions of this section may elect to file with the secretary of state annually a copy of his federal income tax return and any separate federal income tax return filed by his spouse or minor children residing with him together with a certified statement of any investments held by him, his spouse, or minor children residing with him which are not reflected by the income tax returns in lieu of complying with the provisions of subsections (1) to (4) of this section, which tax return and any statement filed under the provisions of this subsection (6) shall be public information.

(7) Any person who willfully files a false or incomplete disclosure statement, amendment, or notice that no amendment is required, or who willfully files a false or incomplete copy of any federal income tax return or a false or incomplete certified statement of investments, or who willfully fails to make any filing required by this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars nor more than five thousand dollars.

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