Commencing on the effective date of the bill, any person denied the right to inspect documents under the 'Colorado Open Records Act' (CORA) or who alleges other CORA violations may apply to the state district court in which the record is located for an appropriate order. The bill also permits the parties in good faith to participate in mediation to resolve their dispute.
The bill provides immunity for the disclosure of privileged or confidential information to the mediator.
The bill specifies requirements and procedures governing the mediation, including situations where:
- The party disputing the custodian's decision has chosen not to participate in the mediation before seeking a district court order;
- The parties participated in mediation but were unable to resolve their dispute without filing a court order; and
- The parties did not participate in mediation.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)