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HB17-1132

Judicial Disqualification In Civil Actions

Concerning judicial disqualification in civil actions.
Session:
2017 Regular Session

Currently, under the Colorado rules of civil procedure, a party may file a motion and affidavit to disqualify a judge for specified reasons. The bill establishes a process for an automatic interlocutory appeal if the motion:

  • Is supported by an affidavit stating facts establishing grounds for disqualification; and
  • Is filed within 21 days after the assignment of the judge or the appearance of a party giving rise to the basis for disqualification.

For the interlocutory appeal of an order denying the motion, a petition for review must be filed within 7 days after the order.

The bill directs the Colorado supreme court to promulgate rules concerning the interlocutory appeal.


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

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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