Rachel Catt, family law attorney and member of the CBA Family Law Section and Legislative Policy Committee, speaking only on behalf of herself today, concurred that conversations regarding this act are ongoing and interested parties are looking at ways to update Colorado law. Current law is antiquated, outdated, and offensive to many. It does cover some of the issues but those provisions may be buried in case law and difficult to find, making it confusing to those new to the state or unrepresented parties. In addition, it is possible that some areas of current law may be in conflict with federal law. Would like the commission to recognize that the conversations regarding this act are ongoing and may require future consideration by the commission. Commissioners noted that Colorado law does need updating and hope that there is a way to move the act forward, but realize that doing so may prove difficult.
Commission consensus was to leave it on the agenda to keep discussions continuing and to see if there is a way to move forward on the portions that are not in dispute. Commissioner Scott volunteered to assist with the act.