Colorado Rights Blog

SB21-280: Bias-motivated Crimes

Bill Number: SB21-280
Year: 2021
ACLU Position: Monitor
Sponsors: M. Weissman/M. Soper/R. Fields/J. Cooke


The bill specifies that for harassment that is bias-motivated or a
bias-motivated crime, the bias motivation only needs to be part of the
defendant’s motivation in committing the crime.
The bill makes the crime of harassment when the harassment is
bias-motivated a victim rights act crime, which provides a victim certain
statutory rights.

Current Status:

Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (06/07/2021)

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