SB 22-128

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 09, 2022
  • Senate
  • House
  • Governor

Implicit Bias In Jury Selection


The bill allows courts and opposing counsel to raise objections to the use of peremptory challenges with the potential to be based on racial or ethnic bias in criminal cases. The bill provides a list of presumptively invalid reasons for peremptory challenges. Presumptively invalid reasons include: Having prior contact with law enforcement officers; Expressing distrust of law enforcement officers or a belief that law enforcement officers engage in racial profiling; Having a close relationship with an individual who has been stopped, arrested, or convicted of a crime; Residing in certain neighborhoods; Having a child outside of marriage; Receiving state benefits; or Speaking English as a second language. The bill requires appellate courts to hear peremptory challenge cases de novo and review a trial court's factual findings for substantial evidence. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Bill Sponsors (4)


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Mar 10, 2022


Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely


Feb 23, 2022


Senate Committee on Judiciary Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed


Feb 09, 2022


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced (02/09/2022) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (02/22/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (06/28/2022) PDF


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