Legislative attorneys later wrote an opinion that stated the full Senate is required to vote on whether to retain the secretary.
While it’s not unheard of for nonpartisan staff to be replaced, it’s uncommon.
Republican Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik released the report on the Kagan complaint to CBS4 Thursday.
In March, Republican state Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik filed a complaint alleging she saw Sen. Daniel Kagan, a Democrat, in the women’s restroom.
Gov. Hickenlooper said Colorado will “take seriously the Court’s admonition that the state must apply its laws and regulations in a manner that is neutral toward religion."
Leaders have appointed an interim committee to hash out recommendations from an outside human resources firm over the summer.
The Republican has been stripped of his committee assignments following new allegations of harassment.
The painting is among a set long-forgotten portraits depicting 20 of Colorado’s past governors. Some presided over the state’s darkest moments.
The vote fell largely on party lines, with only one Republican joining 16 Democrats in voting for expulsion.
State Sen. Lucia Guzman, a Denver Democrat, will instead serve out the remainder of her term as assistant minority leader.