Colorado Womens Bar Association
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Colorado Womens Bar Association

HB17-1035 Sex Assault And Stalking Victims May Break Leases 
Comment: 2/6: CWBA name to fact sheet
Priority:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Sex Assault And Stalking Victims May Break Leases
Sponsors: D. Jackson / J. Cooke
Summary:

Under current law, if a tenant notifies his or her landlord in writing that he or she is the victim of domestic violence or domestic abuse and provides to the landlord evidence in the form of a police report written within the prior 60 days or a valid protection order, and the tenant seeks to vacate the premises due to fear of imminent danger for self or children, then the tenant may terminate the rental agreement or lease and vacate the premises with minimal remaining obligations. The bill extends this privilege to victims of unlawful sexual behavior and stalking. The bill also provides that a statement from an application assistant designated by the address confidentiality program or, in the case of a victim of unlawful sexual behavior, from a medical professional, confirming the tenant's victim status is a third means of presenting evidence to the landlord.

If a tenant to a residential rental agreement or lease agreement notifies the landlord that the tenant is a victim of unlawful sexual behavior, stalking, domestic violence, or domestic abuse, the landlord shall not disclose such fact to any person except with the consent of the victim or as the landlord may be required to do so by law.

If a tenant to a residential rental agreement or lease agreement terminates his or her lease pursuant to this section because he or she is a victim of unlawful sexual behavior, stalking, domestic violence, or domestic abuse, and the tenant provides the landlord with a new address, the landlord shall not disclose such address to any person except with the consent of the victim or as the landlord may be required to do so by law.

Under current law, a dangerous or uninhabitable condition in a rented property does not constitute a breach of the warranty of habitability if the condition is caused by the misconduct of the tenant, a member of the tenant's household, a guest or invitee of the tenant, or a person under the tenant's direction or control. However, such a condition is not misconduct by a victim of domestic violence or domestic abuse if the condition is the result of domestic violence or domestic abuse and the landlord has been given written notice and evidence of domestic violence or domestic abuse. The bill adds language to provide the same protection for tenants who are victims of unlawful sexual behavior or stalking.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/21/2017 House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass

HB17-1040 Interception Of Human Trafficking Communications 
Comment: 2/13: CWBA to provide testimony when bill is calendared
Priority:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Interception Of Human Trafficking Communications
Sponsors: P. Lundeen | M. Foote / K. Priola | C. Jahn
Summary:

Under current law, a judge may issue an ex parte order authorizing the interception of certain communications if there is probable cause to believe that evidence of a crime that is on the statutory list will be obtained. The bill adds to the list of crimes human trafficking for involuntary servitude and for sexual servitude.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 3/23/2017 Governor Signed

HB17-1072 Human Trafficking Sexual Servitude 
Comment: Working with sponsors and stakeholders. Testimony.
Priority:
Position: Amend
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Human Trafficking Sexual Servitude
Sponsors: L. Landgraf | P. Lawrence / J. Cooke
Summary:

The bill amends the language defining the crime of human trafficking for sexual servitude to include that a person who knowingly advertises, offers to sell, or sells travel services that facilitate activities defined as human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude commits the offense of human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude. 'Travel services' are defined in the bill. Current law requires a person convicted of human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude to be placed on the Colorado sex offender registry; the bill extends that requirement to persons convicted of human trafficking of any person of any age. The bill adds a provision to law allowing a person who was convicted of human trafficking for sexual servitude to petition the court to discontinue the person's duty to register on the sexual offender registry if he or she can establish, by a preponderance of the evidence, that at the time he or she committed the offense, he or she had been trafficked by another person for the purpose of committing the offense.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/21/2017 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

HB17-1109 Child Sex Assault Pattern Offense Place Of Trial 
Comment:
Priority:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Child Sex Assault Pattern Offense Place Of Trial
Sponsors: T. Carver | J. Danielson / J. Cooke | R. Fields
Summary:

In current law, several sex-assault-on-a-child crimes are designated 'pattern' offenses, meaning that the defendant has a pattern of sexually assaulting the same child repeatedly. When such assaults occur in more than one jurisdiction, the district attorney in each such jurisdiction must prosecute a case for the incident that occurred in his or her jurisdiction. The bill allows a prosecutor to charge and bring a pattern-offense case for all such assaults in any jurisdiction where one of the acts occurred. The bill allows the prosecution of a defendant charged with sex-assault-on-a-child pattern offense or sex-assault-on-a-child-in-a-position-of-trust pattern offense to be tried:

  • In a county where at least one or more of the incidents of sexual contact occurred; or
  • In a county where an act in furtherance of the offense was committed.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/4/2017 Governor Signed

HB17-1110 Jurisdiction Juvenile Court Parental Responsibilities 
Comment: 2/13: lobbyists to meet with bill sponsor.
Priority:
Position: Amend
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Jurisdiction Juvenile Court Parental Responsibilities
Sponsors: S. Beckman / N. Todd
Summary:

The bill allows the juvenile court to take jurisdiction involving a juvenile in a juvenile delinquency case and subsequently enter orders addressing parental responsibilities and parenting time and child support matters when:

  • The juvenile court has maintained jurisdiction in a case involving an adjudicated juvenile, a juvenile with a deferred adjudication, or a juvenile on a management plan;
  • An action related to child custody, a dependency and neglect action, or an action for allocation of parental responsibilities involving the same juvenile is not pending in a district court in this state, and the court complies, as applicable, with the requirements of the 'Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act';
  • All parties, parents, guardians, and other legal custodians are in agreement or have been given proper notice; and
  • The juvenile court finds that it is in the best interests of the juvenile involved.

The juvenile court is required to provide notice in compliance with the Colorado rules of civil procedure, except that service must be effected not less than seven business days prior to the hearing. The notice must be written in clear language stating that the hearing concerns the allocation of parental responsibilities.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/18/2017 Governor Signed

HB17-1111 Dependency And Neglect Civil Protection Orders 
Comment: 2/13: lobbyists to meet with bill sponsor
Priority:
Position: Monitor/Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Dependency And Neglect Civil Protection Orders
Sponsors: S. Beckman / R. Fields
Summary:

The bill clarifies that the juvenile court (court) has jurisdiction to enter civil protection orders in dependency and neglect actions in the same manner as district and county courts. The court must follow the same procedures for the issuance of the civil protection orders and use standardized forms. Civil protection orders must be entered into the central registry for protection orders and are enforced in the same manner as civil protection orders issued by other courts.

If the civil protection order is made permanent, it remains in effect after the termination of the dependency and neglect action. The clerk of the court shall file a certified copy of a permanent civil protection order in an existing district court case, if applicable, or with the county court in the county where the protected party resides.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/4/2017 Governor Signed

HB17-1127 Exempt Feminine Hygiene Products From Sales Tax 
Comment:
Priority:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Exempt Feminine Hygiene Products From Sales Tax
Sponsors: S. Lontine / B. Martinez Humenik
Summary:

The bill creates a state sales tax exemption, commencing January 1, 2018, for all sales, storage, and use of feminine hygiene products. The bill further specifies that local statutory taxing jurisdictions may choose to adopt the same exemption by express inclusion in their sales and use tax ordinance or resolution.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 2/13/2017 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

HB17-1172 Penalties For Child Sex Traffickers 
Comment: 2/13: lobbyists to check in with bill sponsor
Priority:
Position: Deliberating
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Penalties For Child Sex Traffickers
Sponsors: T. Carver | C. Navarro / J. Cooke
Summary:

The bill requires a court to sentence a person convicted of a class 2 felony for human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude to the department of corrections for a term of at least the minimum of the presumptive range for a class 2 felony, which is 8 years.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/27/2017 Signed by the President of the Senate

HB17-1185 Reports Of Suspected Child Abuse Or Neglect 
Comment:
Priority:
Position: Deliberating
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Reports Of Suspected Child Abuse Or Neglect
Sponsors: J. Singer / J. Smallwood
Summary:

Under current law, certain identified persons are mandated to report if they know or suspect that a child has been subject to abuse or neglect (mandatory reporters). If a mandatory reporter continues to be involved with a child who was the subject of the report, he or she is entitled to access to records and reports of the abuse or neglect. The bill adds to the list of mandatory reporters officials and employees of county departments of health, human services, or social services.

Current law requires the county department of human or social services to report certain information to a mandatory reporter within 30 days after the filing of a report. The bill extends the period to 60 days.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/26/2017 Sent to the Governor

HB17-1186 Health Coverage Prescription Contraceptives Supply 
Comment:
Priority:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Health Coverage Prescription Contraceptives Supply
Sponsors: B. Pettersen | L. Landgraf / D. Coram
Summary:

The bill requires health insurers that issue individual and group sickness and accident policies, contracts, or plans that are required under current law to provide contraception coverage to reimburse participating providers or in-network dispensing entities for:

  • Dispensing prescription contraceptives in a 3-month supply for the first dispensing to the insured person and for a 12-month supply for subsequent dispensings of the same prescription contraceptive to the insured person; or
  • Dispensing to the insured person a prescribed vaginal contraceptive ring intended to last for 3 months.

'Prescription contraceptive' is defined as a medically acceptable oral drug or contraceptive patch that is used to prevent pregnancy, that requires a prescription, and that is covered under the terms of the policy, contract, or plan issued by a health insurer subject to regulation by the state.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/17/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

HB17-1188 Harassment Sexual Orientation Or Disability 
Comment:
Priority:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Harassment Sexual Orientation Or Disability
Sponsors: M. Foote / D. Coram | D. Moreno
Summary:

Colorado's law concerning bias-motivated crimes prohibits the intimidation or harassment of another person because of that person's actual or perceived race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. However, Colorado's harassment statute makes harassment a class 1 misdemeanor if the offender commits harassment with the intent to intimidate or harass another person because of that person's actual or perceived race, color, religion, ancestry, or national origin.

The bill adds physical or mental disability and sexual orientation to the categories described in the harassment statute to make the statute consistent with Colorado's law concerning bias-motivated crimes.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/26/2017 Sent to the Governor

HB17-1204 Juvenile Delinquency Record Expungement 
Comment:
Priority:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Monday, May 1 2017
THIRD READING OF BILLS - FINAL PASSAGE
(9) in house calendar.
Short Title: Juvenile Delinquency Record Expungement
Sponsors: P. Lee / J. Cooke
Summary:

Under current law, there is limited access to juvenile delinquency records. The bill restricts that access by making certain records public only after a court orders that a child be charged as an adult, consistent with recent changes to the direct file statute, and by eliminating the requirement that the prosecuting attorney notify the school principal of minor offenses. The bill also ensures that the juvenile and his or her attorney can access the juvenile's records, and that juvenile record information is available to agencies that require the information for research purposes, with protections against the disclosure of identifying information.

Under current law, a juvenile or someone on the juvenile's behalf must petition, after an applicable waiting period of one to 5 years, for expungement. The bill requires the court to automatically expunge records in certain situations. In some situations, the juvenile must still petition for expungement. Records will be expunged immediately upon:

  • A finding of not guilty at an adjudicatory trial;
  • Dismissal of the entire case;
  • The completion of a sentence for a municipal offense; and
  • The completion of a juvenile sentence for a petty offense or a class 2 or class 3 misdemeanor that is not a sex offense or does not involve domestic violence.

Records will be eligible for expungement upon the completion of a juvenile sentence when the juvenile has a class 1 misdemeanor or a misdemeanor involving domestic violence; or the dismissal after completion of juvenile diversion, a deferred adjudication, or an informal adjustment; or the adjudication of a first-time felony and the adjudicated felony is not a crime of violence, is not an offense involving unlawful sexual behavior, and is not a class 1 or class 2 felony. The court sends a notice to the prosecuting attorney that the records are eligible for expungement. The prosecuting attorney shall notify the victim, and the victim and the prosecuting attorney have the right to object to the expungement. If there is no objection, the court enters an expungement order. If there is an objection, the court holds a hearing to determine if the juvenile is sufficiently rehabilitated and whether expungement is in the best interest of the juvenile and the community.

All other juveniles must file a petition to request expungement after an applicable waiting period. Records will be eligible for expungement one year after a law enforcement contact that did not result in a referral to another agency. Records will be eligible for expungement one year from the date of the completion of a juvenile sentence if the juvenile was not adjudicated a repeat, mandatory, aggravated, or violent juvenile offender. After the petition is filed, the court shall hold a hearing, and the court shall grant expungement if it finds that the juvenile has been rehabilitated and that expungement is in the best interest of the juvenile and the community. A person who is adjudicated as a repeat or mandatory offender, violent juvenile offender, or aggravated juvenile offender; adjudicated for homicide or vehicular homicide as a juvenile offender; or adjudicated for a felony offense involving unlawful sexual behavior is not eligible for expungement.

The bill requires written notice of the right to expungement and of the expungement process to the juvenile.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 4/28/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

HB17-1207 No Detention Facility Requirement Youth Ages 10-12 
Comment:
Priority:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Monday, May 1 2017
CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS(RESOLUTIONS)
(7) in house calendar.
Short Title: No Detention Facility Requirement Youth Ages 10-12
Sponsors: P. Lee / K. Priola
Summary:

The bill creates provisions that remove the requirements for the department of human services to receive, detain, or provide care for any juvenile who is 10 years of age and older but less than 13 years of age, unless the juvenile has been arrested or adjudicated for a felony or a weapons charge that is a misdemeanor or felony. Provisions remain in statute for other programs and services for the age group that will no longer require placement of the juvenile in a detention facility.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/28/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

HB17-1268 Change Maximum Criminal Penalty One Year To 364 Days 
Comment: Request from Criminal Defense Bar
Priority:
Position: Deliberating
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Change Maximum Criminal Penalty One Year To 364 Days
Sponsors: L. Herod / D. Coram
Summary:

Under current law, the maximum jail sentence for a class 2 misdemeanor, misdemeanors without a fixed statutory penalty, and municipal ordinance violations is one year. The bill changes the maximum jail sentence to 364 days.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/28/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

HB17-1269 Repeal Prohibition Of Wage Sharing Information 
Comment:
Priority:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Repeal Prohibition Of Wage Sharing Information
Sponsors: J. Danielson | D. Nordberg / B. Martinez Humenik | K. Donovan
Summary:

Current law states that it is a discriminatory and unfair labor practice for an employer to discharge, discipline, discriminate against, coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any employee or other person because the employee inquired about, disclosed, compared, or otherwise discussed the employee's wages, unless otherwise permitted by federal law. Federal law exempts certain limited classes of employers from labor laws. The bill strikes the reference to that exemption and extends the current law to those classes of employers, thereby providing wage transparency protections to all employees.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 4/20/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

HB17-1302 Juvenile Sexting Crime 
Comment: Request to review from CCASA
Priority:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Monday, May 1 2017
SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
1:30 PM SCR 352
(6) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Juvenile Sexting Crime
Sponsors: Y. Willett | P. Lee / B. Gardner | R. Fields
Summary:

The bill creates the criminal offense of posting a private image by a juvenile. The offense can be committed in 2 ways. The first way is if a juvenile, through digital or electronic means, knowingly distributes, displays, or publishes to the view of another person a sexually explicit image of a person other than himself or herself who is at least 14 years of age or is less than 4 years younger than the juvenile:

  • Without the depicted person's permission; or
  • When the recipient did not solicit or request to be supplied with the image and suffered emotional distress; or
  • When the juvenile knew or should have known that the depicted person had a reasonable expectation that the image would remain private.

The second way is if the juvenile knowingly distributes, displays, or publishes, to the view of another person who is at least 14 years of age or is less than 4 years younger than the juvenile, a sexually explicit image of himself or herself when the recipient did not solicit or request to be supplied with the image and suffered emotional distress. The offense is a class 2 misdemeanor; except that it is a class 1 misdemeanor if:

  • The juvenile committed the offense with the intent to coerce, intimidate, threaten, or otherwise cause emotional distress to the depicted person; or
  • The juvenile had previously posted a private image and completed a diversion program or education program for the act pursuant to the provisions of the bill or had a prior adjudication for posting a private image by a juvenile; or
  • The juvenile distributed, displayed, or published 3 or more images that depicted 3 or more separate and distinct persons.

The bill creates the criminal offense of possessing a private image by a juvenile that prohibits a juvenile, through digital or electronic means, from knowingly possessing a sexually explicit image of another person who is at least 14 years of age or is less than 4 years younger than the juvenile without the depicted person's permission. It is not an offense if the juvenile:

  • Took reasonable steps to either destroy or delete the image within 72 hours after initially viewing the image; or
  • Reported the initial viewing of such image to law enforcement or a school resource officer within 72 hours after initially viewing the image.

The offense is a petty offense; except that it is a class 2 misdemeanor if the unsolicited possessor of the image possessed 10 or more separate images that depicted 3 or more separate and distinct persons.

The bill creates a civil infraction of exchange of a private image by a juvenile if a juvenile, through digital or electronic means:

  • Knowingly sends a sexually explicit image or images of himself or herself to another person who is at least 14 years of age or is less than 4 years younger than the juvenile, and the image or images depict only the sender and no other person and the sender reasonably believed that the recipient had solicited or otherwise agreed to the transmittal of the image or images; or
  • Knowingly possesses a sexually explicit image or images of another person who is at least 14 years of age or is less than 4 years younger than the juvenile, and the image or images depict only the sender and no other person and the juvenile reasonably believed that the depicted person had transmitted the image or images or otherwise agreed to the transmittal of the image or images.

The civil infraction can be punished by participation in a program designed by the school safety resource center or other appropriate program addressing the risks and consequences of exchanging a sexually explicit image of a juvenile or a fine of up to $50, which may be waived by the court upon a showing of indigency.

If a juvenile's conduct is limited to the elements of the petty offense of possession of a private image by a juvenile or limited to the elements of the civil infraction of exchange of a private image by a juvenile, then the juvenile cannot be charged with sexual exploitation of a child. If a juvenile is charged with posting a private image by a juvenile, he or she cannot be charged with sexual exploitation of a child. The bill allows a juvenile to petition the court to not impose sex offender registration if he or she is charged with sexual exploitation of a child and the juvenile's conduct satisfies posting a private image by a juvenile or possession of a private image by a juvenile. It is an affirmative defense to the two criminal offenses and the civil infraction if a juvenile is coerced, threatened, or intimated into distributing, displaying, publishing, possessing, or exchanging a sexually explicit image of a person under 18 years of age. The court must order the records of any of the 2 criminal offenses or civil infraction expunged within 42 days of completion of the sentence or program.

The bill requires the school safety resource center to make available a sexting curriculum for school districts to use.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/26/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary

HB17-1304 Adoptee Present In-state Exception 
Comment:
Priority:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Adoptee Present In-state Exception
Sponsors: J. Singer | K. Ransom / J. Kefalas | J. Smallwood
Summary:

Under current law, for a child to be adopted, the child must be present in the state at the time that the petition for adoption is filed. Under the bill, the child need not be present in the state if the child has been under the jurisdiction of a court in Colorado for at least 6 months.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/25/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

HB17-1307 Family And Medical Leave Insurance Program Wage Replacement 
Comment:
Priority:
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Family And Medical Leave Insurance Program Wage Replacement
Sponsors: F. Winter / D. Moreno | R. Fields
Summary:

The bill creates the family and medical leave insurance (FAMLI) program in the division of family and medical leave insurance (division) in the department of labor and employment (department) to provide partial wage-replacement benefits to an eligible individual who takes leave from work to care for a new child or a family member with a serious health condition or who is unable to work due to the individual's own serious health condition.

Each employee in the state will pay a premium determined by the director of the division by rule, which premium is based on a percentage of the employee's yearly wages and must not exceed .99%. The premiums are deposited into the family and medical leave insurance fund from which family and medical leave benefits are paid to eligible individuals. The director may also impose a solvency surcharge by rule if determined necessary to ensure the soundness of the fund. The division is established as an enterprise, and premiums paid into the fund are not considered state revenues for purposes of the taxpayer's bill of rights (TABOR).


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/28/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

SB17-051 Revisions To Victims' Rights Laws 
Comment:
Priority:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Revisions To Victims' Rights Laws
Sponsors: B. Gardner | R. Fields / P. Lawrence | M. Foote
Summary:

The bill makes various amendments to statutes concerning the rights of crime victims, including the following:

The definition of 'crime' is amended to include:

  • Failure to stop at the scene of an accident that results in serious bodily injury of another person;
  • Violation of a protection order issued against a person charged with stalking; and
  • Posting a private image for harassment or for pecuniary gain.

The definition of 'critical stages' is amended to include any full parole board review hearing.

The definition of 'modification of sentence' is amended to include a resentencing following a probation revocation hearing or a request for early termination of probation.

The bill creates a victim's right:

  • To be heard at any court proceeding at which the court considers a request for progression from a person accused or convicted of a crime against the victim and who is in the custody of the state mental health hospital. 'Progression' includes off-grounds supervised or unsupervised privileges, community placement, conditional release, unconditional discharge, or a special furlough.
  • To be informed of the results of a probation or parole revocation hearing; and
  • To be informed of the governor's decision to commute or pardon a person convicted of a crime against the victim before such information is publicly disclosed.

The bill requires a district attorney's office, if practicable, to inform a victim of any pending motion to sequester the victim from a critical stage in the case.

Unless a victim requests otherwise, the district attorney shall inform each victim of the right to receive information from the state mental health hospital concerning the custody and release of a person convicted of a crime against the victim and ordered by a court into the hospital's care, including how the victim may request notification from the hospital.

Upon the written request of a victim, the Colorado mental health institute at Pueblo or the Colorado mental health institute at Fort Logan shall notify the victim of certain information regarding any person who was charged with or convicted of a crime against the victim.

The bill requires the juvenile parole board to report additional information concerning juvenile parole hearings.

The court shall inform the probation department before any hearing regarding any request by a probationer for early termination of probation or any change in the terms and conditions of probation.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/24/2017 Signed by the Speaker of the House

SB17-177 Children's Code Definition Of Special Respondent 
Comment:
Priority:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Children's Code Definition Of Special Respondent
Sponsors: J. Cooke / P. Rosenthal
Summary:

The current definition of 'special respondent' in the Children's Code only allows a party to be involuntarily joined in a dependency or neglect proceeding. The bill amends that definition to allow a party to be voluntarily joined in a dependency or neglect proceeding.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/6/2017 Governor Signed

SB17-283 Clarify Discrimination And Right To Disagree 
Comment:
Priority:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Clarify Discrimination And Right To Disagree
Sponsors: K. Lundberg
Summary:

The bill specifies that it is not a discriminatory practice for a private business to decline to contract to provide goods or services:

  • That convey a message with which the business chooses not to associate itself or with which the business owner disagrees; or
  • For an event that conveys a message with which the business chooses not to associate itself or with which the business owner disagrees.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 4/18/2017 Senate Second Reading Lost - No Amendments

SB17-284 A Woman's Right To Accurate Health Care Information 
Comment:
Priority:
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: A Woman's Right To Accurate Health Care Information
Sponsors: K. Lundberg | V. Marble / K. Ransom | L. Saine
Summary:

The bill ensures that women are fully and accurately informed about their personal medical conditions regarding their pregnancies and health care options. Current medical procedures already use ultrasound technology to provide information regarding the gestational age of a child in utero. The bill ensures that a woman has the opportunity to see or forego seeing her ultrasound. The bill gives the woman a choice between an abdominal or vaginal ultrasound. The bill allows a woman the opportunity to find a provider of ultrasound technology that will provide the service free of charge. The bill requires that a woman be given full and accurate information regarding her abortion. The bill describes the information that the physician performing the abortion provides to the woman, and gives the woman an opportunity to sign or refuse to sign a receipt of information. The bill requires the abortion provider to provide certain information to the woman at least 24 hours prior to performing an abortion.

The bill creates a civil right of action for noncompliance with the requirements, making a physician's noncompliance with the requirements unprofessional conduct and making a violation of the requirements a crime.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 4/13/2017 Senate Second Reading Lost with Amendments - Committee