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Archives for June 10, 2016

Mental Health Bill Vetoed; Restaurant Safety Bill Sent to Secretary of State Without Signature

On Thursday, June 9, 2016, Governor Hickenlooper vetoed SB 16-169, “Concerning Changes Related to the Seventy-Two-Hour Emergency Mental Health Procedure.” SB 16-169 would have made several changes to the procedures for 72 hour mental health holds for people who are dangerous to themselves or others, including allowing them to be detained in law enforcement facilities instead of hospitals. The governor vetoed the bill, citing concerns about due process protections for persons having mental health emergencies.

Governor Hickenlooper also sent a bill to the Secretary of State without a signature on Thursday. HB 16-1401, “Concerning the Regulation of Retail Food Establishments,” will become law at 12:01 a.m. on June 11, 2016, and will take effect on August 10, 2016. The bill increases the annual licensing fees paid by retail food establishments beginning January 1, 2017, with provisions for additional fee increases in 2018 and 2019. The bill also creates a new license for a limited retail food establishment that prepares or serves food that does not require time or temperature control for safety, provides self-service beverages, offers prepackaged commercially prepared food and beverages requiring time or temperature control or only reheating commercially prepared foods that require time or temperature control for safety for retail sale to consumers, and requires the CDPHE to ensure significant statewide compliance with the federal Food and Drug Administration’s voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program standards. Governor Hickenlooper cited concerns raised by county governments among his reasons for neither signing nor vetoing the bill.

For a complete list of Governor Hickenlooper’s 2016 legislative actions, click here.

Cindy Hoang-Ha Thi Dang and Martin “M.J.” Flaum Appointed to Adams County Court

On Thursday, June 9, 2016, Governor Hickenlooper appointed Cindy Hoang-Ha Thi Dang and Martin “M.J.” Flaum to the Adams County Court bench. Ha Dang and Flaum will fill vacancies created by the retirement of Hon. Robert S. Doyle and Hon. Jeffrey L. Romeo. Ha Dang’s appointment is effective July 1, 2016, and Flaum’s appointment is effective January 10, 2017.

Ha Dang is currently a magistrate judge in the Seventeenth Judicial District, where she mainly hears domestic relations cases. She was appointed as magistrate in 2013. Prior to her appointment, she served as a guardian ad litem and child and family investigator as well as deputy DA in Colorado Springs. She was also in private practice, where she represented clients in domestic, criminal, juvenile, and immigration matters. Ha Dang received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Irvine and her law degree from the Western School of Law in San Diego.

Flaum is currently a Senior Lead Deputy District Attorney in the Seventeenth Judicial District. He prosecutes felonies such as homicide, sexual assault, assault, vehicular homicide, drug cases, theft, and domestic violence. Flaum received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska in 2003 and his law degree from Creighton University in 2009.

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Curtis “Lane” Porter Appointed to Prowers County Court

On Thursday, June 9, 2016, Governor Hickenlooper appointed Curtis “Lane” Porter to the Prowers County Court. Porter will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Hon. Larry E. Stutler, effective July 1, 2016.

Porter is currently a Deputy District Attorney in the Fifteenth Judicial District, where he has worked since 2009. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in 2005 and his law degree from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in 2008.

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Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 6/9/2016

On Thursday, June 9, 2016, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and one unpublished opinion.

Sanchez v. Bryant

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.