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SB17-277

Application Of Foreign Law Colorado Courts

Concerning the application of foreign laws in Colorado courts.
Session:
2017 Regular Session

The bill addresses the use of foreign laws, legal codes, or systems (foreign laws) by Colorado courts, arbitrations, tribunals, or administrative agencies (courts) in making decisions or rulings. Any court decision or ruling based on such foreign laws violates the public policy of Colorado and is void and unenforceable if the application of the foreign law does not grant the affected parties the same fundamental liberties, rights, and privileges granted under the constitutions of Colorado and the United States.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

Bill Text

Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. V. Marble
Rep. T. Leonard

Sponsor

Sen. J. Cooke, Sen. T. Neville
Rep. S. Humphrey

Co-sponsor