SB 21-088

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate May 17, 2021
  • Passed Senate May 13, 2021
  • Passed House Jun 08, 2021
  • Governor

Child Sexual Abuse Accountability Act

Abstract

The bill creates a statutory cause of action for a victim of sexual misconduct when the victim was a minor against the actor who committed the sexual misconduct and against an organization that operates or manages a youth youth-related activity or program if the sexual misconduct occurred while the victim was participating in a youth youth-related activity or program. The victim may bring the claim against the organization if the organization knew or should have known of a risk of sexual misconduct against minors participating in the program and the organization did not take action to address the risks or warn participants of the risk. The victim may bring a claim against a public employee or public entity that operates a youth program, including an educational entity operating an educational program or a district preschool program. The cause of action applies retroactively and is available to a victim of sexual misconduct that occurred before, on, or after January 1, 2022. A person may not , prior to an incident of sexual misconduct, waive the right to bring a civil action, and any purported pre-incident waiver is void as against public policy. A court or jury shall not allocate any damages awarded in the civil action in any proportion against the victim of the sexual misconduct. A victim may be awarded treble damages under certain circumstances. Any pre-judgment interest on the claim does not begin to accrue until the claim is filed. The limitations on damages set forth in the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act do not apply to the claims against public employees or public entities. (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)

Votes


Actions


Jun 08, 2021

Senate

Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 07, 2021

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Jun 04, 2021

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

House

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

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

Jun 03, 2021

House

House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Judiciary

Jun 02, 2021

House

House Committee on Judiciary Lay Over Amended

Judiciary

May 25, 2021

House

House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Judiciary

May 17, 2021

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction
Judiciary

May 13, 2021

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 12, 2021

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

May 11, 2021

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

May 07, 2021

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

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

Mar 11, 2021

Senate

Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Judiciary

Feb 16, 2021

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction
Judiciary

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Rerevised (06/08/2021) PDF
Revised (06/07/2021) PDF
Reengrossed (05/13/2021) PDF
Engrossed (05/12/2021) PDF
Introduced (02/16/2021) PDF
PA3 (06/04/2021) PDF
PA2 (05/07/2021) PDF
PA1 (03/12/2021) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (05/06/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (06/04/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/06/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/06/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (04/16/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN4 (05/21/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN5 (06/04/2021) PDF

Sources

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