December 26, 2014

HB 13-1296: Creation of the Colorado Civil Commitment Statute Review Committee to Study and Review Civil Commitment Statutes

On April 8, 2013, Rep. Beth McCann and Sen. Linda Newell introduced HB 13-1296 – Concerning Civil Commitment Statutes, and, in Connection Therewith, Creating the Civil Commitment Statute Review Task Force and Redefining Certain Terms Related to Civil Commitment. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

The bill creates the civil commitment statute review task force (task force). The membership and duties of the task force are detailed.

The bill also adds a definition of “danger to self and others” and amends the current definition of “gravely disabled,” as those definitions relate to civil commitments.

On April 19, the adopted the bill on 3rd and final reading.

Since this summary, the bill was introduced in the Senate and assigned to the Finance Committee.

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