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HB19-1289

Consumer Protection Act

Concerning the creation of additional protections in the Colorado consumer code, and, in connection therewith, enabling enforcement of the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act" for reckless acts.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subjects:
Civil Law
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

Consumer protection - violations based on recklessness - increased penalties for certain violations - calculation of damage awards. The act:

  • Adds "recklessly" as a culpable mental state for certain violations of the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act";
  • Increases the potential penalty for a violation brought by the attorney general or a district attorney from $2,000 to $20,000 per violation and from $10,000 to $50,000 per violation if committed against an elderly person; and
  • Specifies the calculation of potential damage awards in a private civil action.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
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