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HB17-1188: Harassment Sexual Orientation Or Disability

LGBT Equality
Bill Number: HB17-1188
Year: 2017
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: M. Foote/D. Coram/D. Moreno

Description:

Colorado’s law concerning bias-motivated crimes prohibits the
intimidation or harassment of another person because of that person’s
actual or perceived race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical
or mental disability, or sexual orientation. However, Colorado’s
harassment statute makes harassment a class 1 misdemeanor if the
offender commits harassment with the intent to intimidate or harass
another person because of that person’s actual or perceived race, color,
religion, ancestry, or national origin.

The bill adds physical or mental disability and sexual orientation
to the categories described in the harassment statute to make the statute
consistent with Colorado’s law concerning bias-motivated crimes.


Current Status:

Governor Signed (05/03/2017)
Sent to the Governor (04/26/2017)
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/11/2017)
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/05/2017)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (03/23/2017)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (03/23/2017)
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (03/15/2017)



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