April 18, 2014

HB 13-1294: Confirming that the State Judicial Department is a Covered Governmental Entity Under the CGIA

On April 8, 2013, Rep. Bob Gardner and Sen. Lucia Guzman introduced HB 13-1294 - Concerning a Clarification that the State’s Judicial Department is Included within the Definition of “Public Entity” for Purposes of the “Colorado Governmental Immunity Act.”  This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

In 2012, the general assembly enacted legislation that had the inadvertent effect of removing the state’s judicial department from the definition of “public entity” for purposes of the “Colorado Governmental Immunity Act” (CGIA). The bill modifies the definition of “public entity” under the CGIA to clarify that it includes the state’s judicial department.

On April 16, the Judiciary Committee referred the bill to the full House for consideration on 2nd Reading.

Since this summary, the bill passed Second and Third Readings in the House and was introduced in the Senate, where it was assigned to the Judiciary Committee.

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