Tag:Senate Judiciary Committee

Senate Judiciary Committee Kills Slate of Bills in First Meeting After Coronavirus Recess

Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee meeting was a scene of legislative carnage as the five-member panel killed bill after bill. Even measures with no required...

Pete Lee Continues Legislative Efforts to Address Mental Health in Criminal System

A new Colorado bill is following up on a settlement and a 2019 bill related to how the state handles proceedings and mental health...

48 Hours to Bail Reform

A pair of bills to reform bail practices in Colorado passed their first committee hearings last Monday. But if financial and philosophical divides revealed...

Mandatory Arbitration Bill Stays Hanging in Senate

A bill making changes to arbitration practices in Colorado has snagged in the Senate as the sponsors work out a version the sponsors have...

Bill Clears a Path to Public Guardianship Program

For nearly two years, a state program to provide guardianship services for at-risk adults has been stalled by fundraising hurdles. A bill nearing the...

Equal Pay Bill Clears First House Hearing

The Equal Pay for Equal Work Act cleared its first hurdle in the Colorado House Wednesday evening. The bill seemed to have an easier...

A Process for Healing

Litigation’s adversarial nature can take a punishing emotional toll on the parties involved, especially when it involves a traumatic incident. But sometimes for a...

Capital Punishment: An Effective Deterrent or Failed Public Policy?

Colorado’s Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday advanced a controversial bill to repeal the death penalty after nearly six hours of testimony, and the measure...

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