May 21, 2019

Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act and Other Bills Signed by Governor

Governor John Hickenlooper has signed over 260 bills into law this legislative session. Most recently, he signed the Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act, a bill regarding expunging juvenile delinquency records, a bill to promote conservation related to water use determinations, and several other bills.

The governor signed 12 bills on Friday, May 17, 2013, and Saturday, May 18, 2013. Four of the bills signed on the 17th and 18th are summarized here.

Governor Hickenlooper also signed one bill on May 22, 2013. This bill was SB 13-213 – Concerning the Financing of Public Schools and Creating the “Public School Finance Act,” by Sens. Mike Johnston and Rollie Heath and Rep. Millie Hamner. The bill is contingent on the passage of an as-yet unspecified statewide ballot measure increasing state revenue for K-12 education. It changes the way that students are counted for school funding, and also changes the formula for which districts receive funding. It also allows new funding per pupil, which amount will change depending on the revenue generated by the ballot measure. The bill provides supplemental funding to at-risk and charter schools. The funding laid out in the bill would require about $1.12 billion in state tax revenue from the ballot measure.

For a complete list of Governor Hickenlooper’s 2013 legislative decisions, click here.

HB 13-1082: Setting Parameters for Expungement of Juvenile Delinquency Records

On January 16, 2013, Rep. Jeanne Labuda introduced HB 13-1082 – Concerning Juvenile Delinquency Records. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

A court that adjudicates a person a juvenile delinquent shall consider initiating expungement proceedings for the person’s records not more than 30 days after the person’s sentence is discharged.

A court that adjudicates a person an aggravated juvenile offender or a violent juvenile offender, or that adjudicates a person a juvenile delinquent for a felony offense of unlawful sexual behavior, shall consider initiating expungement proceedings for the person’s records not more than 5 years after the person’s sentence is discharged.

The bill permits a court to order a petitioner’s records expunged in cases where the petitioner has been convicted of a misdemeanor since the termination of the court’s jurisdiction or the petitioner’s unconditional release from parole supervision.

Under current law, the public has access to arrest and criminal records information, including a physical description, that concerns a juvenile who is adjudicated a juvenile delinquent or is subject to a revocation of probation for:

  • Committing the crime of possession of a handgun by a juvenile;
  • Committing an act that would constitute a class 1, 2, 3, or 4 felony; or
  • Committing an act that would constitute any crime that involves the use or possession of a weapon if such act were committed by an adult.

The bill limits the public’s access to include only arrest and criminal records information, including a physical description, that concerns a juvenile who is adjudicated a juvenile delinquent or is subject to a revocation of probation for:

  • Committing the crime of possession of a handgun by a juvenile; or
  • Committing an act that would constitute a class 1 felony.

The bill is assigned to the Judiciary Committee.