HB 1309 – A Bill to Safeguard the Right to Counsel in Municipal Court In state and county courts, the public defender is available at first appearance to advocate for release of jailed defendants and to advise these defendants on … Continue reading
HB 1311 – A Bill to End Debtors’ Prisons in Colorado Read the ACLU of Colorado Fact Sheet on HB 1311 In 2014, the legislature passed HB-1061 with near-unanimous bipartisan support, acting to end debtors’ prisons in Colorado and ensure … Continue reading
HB 1328 is a bill to permanently protect children from solitary confinement in Colorado’s juvenile youth corrections facilities. Read the ACLU of Colorado Fact Sheet on HB 1328 Since 1999, Colorado law has prohibited the seclusion of children as punishment. … Continue reading
The bill prohibits a public safety agency from holding or detaining a person beyond the point that he or she is eligible for release based solely on an immigration detainer request or administrative warrant.
The bill defines person for the purposes of homicide and assault offenses as a human being and includes an unborn child at every stage of gestation from conception until live birth.
The bill requires that accurate ultrasound and medical information be provided by a physician to a woman who may be considering the termination of a pregnancy. The bill requires that a woman provide voluntary and informed consent to an abortion. The bill describes … Continue reading
The bill would require collection of a DNA sample from a person convicted of any of specified misdemeanors.
Under the bill, a second-degree assault offense against a peace officer, firefighter, or emergency medical service provider is not necessarily a crime of violence.
The bill makes it a class 2 misdemeanor for a birth parent to intentionally omit material information regarding his or her own personal data for use in the preparation of an original birth certificate registering the birth of a child.
The bill eliminates the requirement that the officer be must be engaged in the performance of his or her duties in order to be considered a peace officer.