HB 20-1287

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Feb 04, 2020
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Colorado Rights Act

Abstract

The bill allows a person who has a right, privilege, or immunity secured by the Colorado constitution that is infringed upon to bring a civil action for the violation. The attorney general can also bring an action under the same circumstances. A plaintiff who prevails in the lawsuit is entitled to reasonable attorney fees, and a defendant in an individual suit is entitled to reasonable attorney fees for defending any frivolous claims. Qualified immunity and a defendant's good faith but erroneous belief in the lawfulness of his or her conduct are not defenses to the civil action. The civil action has a two-year statute of limitations. The bill requires a public entity to indemnify its public employees in a claim unless the employee is convicted of a crime related to the claim.(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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Mar 05, 2020

House

House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely

Judiciary

Feb 04, 2020

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary + Appropriations

  • Introduction
Appropriations Judiciary

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced (02/04/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/04/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (08/19/2020) PDF

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