HB 20-1088

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Mar 06, 2020
  • Passed House Mar 03, 2020
  • Senate
  • Governor

U Visa Certification Requirements


To be eligible for U nonimmigrant status (U visa) from the federal government, a requestor must receive a certification form from a certifying official attesting that the person has been the victim of certain criminal activity and has been, is being, or is likely to be helpful to the detection, investigation, or prosecution of the criminal activity. The bill sets a required time frame for completion or denial of the certification request and sets forth the factors that may and may not be considered in the certification process. If a certifying official denies a certification request, the bill requires the certifying official to give the requestor a written statement containing the reasons for the denial. The bill also prohibits certain disclosures to immigration authorities and requires law enforcement certifying agencies to provide crime victims with information about the U visa. (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 (2)


Mar 03, 2020


May 26, 2020


Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely


Mar 06, 2020


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction

Mar 03, 2020


House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Feb 28, 2020


House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Feb 27, 2020


House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Feb 25, 2020


House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Feb 21, 2020


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

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

Feb 06, 2020


House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Judiciary

Jan 10, 2020


Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary + Appropriations

  • Introduction
Appropriations Judiciary

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Reengrossed (03/03/2020) PDF
Engrossed (02/27/2020) PDF
Introduced (01/10/2020) PDF
PA1 (02/07/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (02/19/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (01/24/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (08/10/2020) PDF


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