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Archives for March 8, 2012

Colorado Court of Appeals: March 8, 2012 — No Published Opinions

On Thursday, March 8, 2012, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued no published opinions and 20 unpublished opinions.

Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides summaries for unpublished appellate opinions. The case announcement sheet is available here.

Tenth Circuit: Certification to Utah Supreme Court

On Thursday, March 8, 2012, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Garza v. Burnett. The court has certified a question of state law to the Utah Supreme Court.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 3/8/12

On Thursday, March 8, 2012, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued one published opinion and three unpublished opinions.


United States v. Carvin

United States v. Moser

Stine v. U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons

No case summaries are provided for unpublished opinions. However, published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.

SB 12-127: Requiring DHCPF to Allow Long-Term Care Providers to Participate If it Establishes Health Homes

On January 31, 2012, Sen. Linda Newell and Rep. Ken Summers introduced SB 12-127 – Concerning the Participation of Providers of Long-Term Care in Medicaid Care Coordination Programs. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

To the extent permitted under federal law, the department of health care policy and financing shall include providers of long-term care services and supports as health homes or as part of health homes in the Medicaid program.

In expanding an accountable care collaborative or organization to include dually eligible persons, persons with chronic conditions, and persons in need of long-term care services and supports, the bill directs the department to permit providers of long-term care services and supports to contract with regional care collaborative organizations as health homes or to provide some or all of the services provided by the regional care collaborative organizations. On February 29, the Health and Human Services Committee amended the bill and moved it to the Senate for 2nd Reading.

Since this summary, the Second Reading was laid over daily on March 5.

Summaries of other featured bills can be found here.

SB 12-123: Requiring Secretary of State to Develop and Implement Enhancements to Online Business Filing Systems

On January 31, 2012, Sen. Scott Renfroe and Rep. J. Paul Brown introduced SB 12-123 – Concerning the Secretary of State’s On-Line Business Filing System and, In Connection Therewith, Authorizing Enhancements to the System, the Designation of Commercial Registered Agents, and Changes to a Reporting Entity’s Annversary Month. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

The bill directs the Secretary of State to implement enhancements to the on-line business filing system, including enhancements to user accounts and for registered agents and records management, certifications, the integration of business documents with charitable solicitation documents, and greater search functionality.

Summaries of other featured bills can be found here.

State Judicial Updates Four JDF Instruction Forms for Domestic Relations and Two Other Forms

Colorado State Judicial updated four Domestic Relations instruction forms in March, and two other forms regarding Water and Filing Fees were updated in February. These forms were updated to incorporate fee changes and changes to the Colorado court rules regarding time computations (the so-called “rule of 7”).

State Judicial is reviewing all JDF forms and instructions, however it is always the Parties’ responsibility to ensure compliance with the Supreme Court rules. It is therefore important to review the time calculation rule changes prior to filing, as many of the forms have not been reviewed and changed yet.

Below is a list of the latest forms to be amended. Amendments can also be found here (Part 1), here (Part 2), and here (Part 3). Most forms are available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) and Microsoft Word formats; Word templates are forthcoming. Download the new forms from State Judicial’s individual forms pages or below.

Domestic Relations

Filing Fees




Governor Hickenlooper Announces Appointments to Several Boards and Commissions

On Wednesday, March 7, 2012, Governor John Hickenlooper announced appointments to the Air Quality Control Commission, the Colorado Channel Authority, the Board of Directors for the Colorado Tourism Office, and the Wine Industry Development Board. All of the appointments except those to the Wine Industry Development Board must be confirmed by the Senate.

Created in 1970 by the Colorado Legislature, the Air Quality Control Commission develops air pollution control policy, regulates pollution sources and conducts hearings involving violations of the state’s air pollution laws. The nine-member citizen board is appointed by the governor, for three year terms, with the consent of the Senate. Governor Hickenlooper appointed John M. Clouse of Denver (a Democrat), Laura Doreen Teague of Fort Morgan (a Republican), and David Robert Brown of Highlands Ranch (a Republican). All three appointees have appropriate training and experience, and their terms will expire January 31, 2015.

The Colorado Channel Authority Board was created in 2009 as a political subdivision of the state. The Colorado Channel provides Coloradans with the opportunity to watch (or listen to) the Colorado General Assembly at work, and the powers of the authority are vested in a board of directors. Governor Hickenlooper’s appointees to the Board are Timothy Michael Ryan of Aurora (unaffiliated), who has broadcast journalism experience; Ken Fellman of Arvada (Democrat); and John W. Montgomery of Centennial (unaffiliated), who has broadcast journalism experience. Their terms will expire October 6, 2015.

The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) was created in 2000 to promote Colorado as a tourism destination.  A board of directors oversees the CTO and is compromised of 15 individuals from hotel, restaurant, attraction, and other tourism-related businesses as well as Colorado legislators. Governor Hickenlooper appointed Robert Stinchcomb of Littleton, who is a representative of the ski industry, to the board for a term expiring June 1, 2014.

 The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board is an agency of the Colorado Department of Agriculture, dedicated to promoting and furthering the development of Colorado’s grape growers and approximately 100 wineries. Governor Hickenlooper appointed Taylor David Courey of Colorado Springs to serve as a retail distributor for a term that will expire July 1, 2014.