The General Assembly addressed a number of bills related to human services and various children and domestic matters, including the establishment and preservation of “family time” and improving services offered to children and youth.
This memorandum provides a listing of criminal justice reform legislation enacted in Colorado from 2013 through 2023. More specifically, the attached table provides the bill number, title, and description of the criminal justice reform legislation, organized by category.
Under the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act (CGIA), public entities and employees are generally immune from liability in all claims except those specifically provided for in state law. In 2020, national and local public demonstrations against excessive use of force by law enforcement prompted...
Federal, state, and local entities work to deliver programs and initiatives to increase food security and accessibility for Coloradans. This issue brief provides an overview of key programs and efforts within the state, including beneficiaries, operations, and funding.
During the 2023 legislative session, the General Assembly examined a number of measures related to civil law. Specifically, the legislature passed bills that made changes to consumer protections, asset forfeiture, and reproductive and civil rights.
Behavioral health continued to be a focus of the General Assembly in 2023. Several bills addressing behavioral health services, mental health providers, step therapy requirements for mental health drugs, substance use, and disordered eating were considered during the legislative session.
This committee was created pursuant to Article 1.9 of Title 18, Colorado Revised Statutes. The purpose of this committee is to oversee an advisory task force that studies and makes recommendations concerning the treatment of persons with mental health disorders who are involved in the criminal...
Senate Bill 22-201 created the 8-member Legislative Interim Committee on Judicial Discipline and directed the committee to work with judges, lawyers, members of the public, and other interested parties, to: