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HB 20-1026

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Feb 10, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 06, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 28, 2020
  • Governor

Create Twenty-third Judicial District

Abstract

Effective January 1 7 , 2025, the bill: Removes Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln counties from the eighteenth judicial district; Creates a twenty-third judicial district composed of those counties; Specifies the number of district court judges for that district; and Reduces the number of district court judges for the eighteenth judicial district. Effective July 1 January 7 , 2025, the bill increases the number of judges in the twenty-third judicial district by one. The bill specifies that at the election in November of 2024: There will be an election for the district attorney for the eighteenth judicial district from the electors of Arapahoe county; There will be an election for the district attorney for the twenty-third judicial district from the electors of the counties of Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln; and Any district court judge of the eighteenth judicial district who is eligible for retention may stand for retention election from the electors of the eighteenth judicial district. The bill clarifies that a district judge of the current eighteenth judicial district who is not up for a retention election in 2024 continues to serve as a district court judge for the remainder of the judge's current term, but the judge serves in the judicial district in which the judge resides. For the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" hearings from 2021 through 2025, the bill directs the judicial department to consult with the counties of the eighteenth judicial district and report on its progress in making the system changes necessary to create the twenty-third judicial district, and for the SMART Act hearing in 2026, directs the judicial department to prepare a final report on how the creation of the new district went, including recommendations to the general assembly on how future changes to a judicial district might be made. (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Kevin Van Winkle

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 43
Primary

Michael Weissman

Primary

Rhonda Fields

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 29
Primary

Bob Gardner

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 12
Primary

Votes


Feb 06, 2020

BILL

Pass

House

Feb 28, 2020

BILL

Pass

Senate

Actions


Mar 20, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Mar 16, 2020

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Mar 14, 2020

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Feb 28, 2020

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Feb 27, 2020

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments

Feb 25, 2020

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
Appropriations

Feb 19, 2020

Senate

Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Judiciary

Feb 10, 2020

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary + Appropriations

  • Introduction
Appropriations Judiciary

Feb 06, 2020

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Feb 05, 2020

House

House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Feb 04, 2020

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations House Committee of the Whole

Jan 23, 2020

House

House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Judiciary

Jan 08, 2020

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary + Appropriations

  • Introduction
Appropriations Judiciary

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (03/20/2020) PDF
Final Act (03/14/2020) PDF
Rerevised (02/28/2020) PDF
Revised (02/27/2020) PDF
Reengrossed (02/06/2020) PDF
Engrossed (02/05/2020) PDF
Introduced (01/08/2020) PDF
PA1 (01/24/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (02/03/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (02/25/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (01/21/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (01/31/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (04/30/2020) PDF

Sources

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