July 21, 2019

HB 14-1069: Specifying Additional People to be Interviewed by Commissions on Judicial Performance

On January 8, 2014, Rep. Paul Rosenthal introduced HB 14-1069 – Concerning District Commissions on Judicial Performance. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

Current law directs district commissions on judicial performance (commissions), as part of their evaluations of district and county judges, to interview other district and county judges and other interested persons. The bill adds to this list the district attorney, a representative of the state public defender, and a representative of the local bar association.

The commission must issue invitations to the new interviewees not less than 35 days before the interview. A majority of the commission must be present at the interview. The commission may substitute a written submission in place of an interview only with the consent of the invited person. The CBA LPC voted to support this legislation. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Judiciary Committee amended and moved the bill to the full House for consideration on 2nd Reading.

Since this summary, the bill passed 2nd Reading with amendments, and it passed 3rd Reading in the House as well.

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