Does the General Assembly have a set policy regarding public records and e-mail?

Yes. In addition to the statutory requirements of the Colorado Open Records Act, the General Assembly has adopted specific policies related to public records and e-mail. These policies are available on the General Assembly’s website at the “Open Records Policy & Requests” link near the top of the left side of the page, and are attached here. The policies address issues such as how a person may submit an open records requests, how a person may have access to inspect public records, and what types of documents are considered public records. The policies also provide recommendations to legislators for classifying e-mails for retention or deletion. You may follow these recommendations or you may establish in writing your own system for classifying e-mails.