Colorado Rights Blog

HB18-1067: Right To Rest Act

Criminalization of Homelessness
Bill Number: HB18-1067
Year: 2018
ACLU Position: Active Support
Sponsors: J. Melton/J. Salazar


The bill creates the Colorado Right to Rest Act, which
establishes basic rights for persons experiencing homelessness, including,
but not limited to, the right to use and move freely in public spaces, to rest
in public spaces, to eat or accept food in any public space where food is
not prohibited, to occupy a legally parked vehicle, and to have a
reasonable expectation of privacy of one’s property. The bill does not
create an obligation for a provider of services for persons experiencing
homelessness to provide shelter or services when none are available.

Current Status:

House Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely (03/14/2018)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government (01/10/2018)

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