(1) The general assembly hereby declares that the provisions of the Colorado rules
of civil procedure which govern the service of process on the state, on officers,
agents, or employees of the state, and on departments and agencies of the state do
not expressly address service on the general assembly; that such rules require delivery
of a copy of any process to the attorney general, even though by statute the attorney
general does not represent the general assembly; that confusion has existed about
how the general assembly should be served; and that clarification of the procedure
for serving the general assembly would be beneficial for all parties who may become
involved in future litigation.
(2) Service of process on the general assembly as an entity shall be upon the chief
clerk of the house of representatives and the secretary of the senate. The provisions of the Colorado rules of civil procedure concerning service of process,
including the contents of the summons, by whom process may be served, and the manner
of proof of service, shall continue to apply to service of process on the general
(3) As quickly as possible after service of process on the general assembly, the chief
clerk of the house of representatives shall notify the speaker of the house and the
minority leader of the house, and the secretary of the senate shall notify the president
of the senate and the minority leader of the senate, concerning such service.
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