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Offenses Committed Against A Deceased Human Body

Concerning punishments related to offenses committed against a deceased human body.
2020 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The bill changes the penalty for abuse of a corpse to a class 6 felony.

The bill states that a defendant may not be convicted of more than one offense if one offense is for tampering with a deceased human body and the other offense is for abuse of a corpse, if the act arises out of a single incident.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text

Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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Temporary Guidelines for Review and Comment Meetings

The legislature will meet in limited session on Monday, March 30th. The Capitol will be open for the duration of the session for those with essential business related to the session. The building will not be available for public tours. People without essential business are encouraged to access the session through the General Assembly website and Colorado Channel.  Anybody with essential business related to the session will be required to practice appropriate social distancing measures.