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Colorado Constitutional Right

Concerning protecting persons lawfully present in Colorado who are engaged in an act that is protected by the Colorado constitution from a federal agency.
2018 Regular Session
State Government
Bill Summary

The bill prohibits the state or a state agency, or an employee or personnel of the state or a state agency while acting in an official capacity, from aiding or assisting a federal agency in:

  • Arresting a Colorado citizen or person lawfully present in Colorado for committing an act in Colorado that is a Colorado constitutional right; or
  • Violating a Colorado constitutional right of a Colorado citizen or a person lawfully present in Colorado.

The bill does not prohibit the state, an agency of the state, or an employee or personnel of the state or a state agency from participating in an investigation until it is recognized that the action being investigated is a Colorado constitutional right.

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




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. S. Lebsock



The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details