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F32B069F07D18DB3872585E70071D9B2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For UNIF. RECOGNITION & ENFORCEMENT OF CANADIAN DOMESTIC-VIOLENCE PROTECTION ORDERS ACT

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON COLORADO COMMISSION ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS
Date Sep 18, 2020      
Location HCR 0112



Unif. Recognition & Enforcement of Canadian Domestic-Violence Protection Orders Act - To be drafted as a commission bill


02:43:34 PM  

Marie Avery Moses, Co-chair of the CBA Family Law Section, stated that the act was introduced in Colorado during the 2016 legislative session and at that time the section thought it was a positive bill, but the act was not able to pass the Senate. If this act moves forward, Ms. Moses anticipates that the section would seek CBA support for it. The commission also discussed if it would also need to enact the Uniform Interstate Enforcement of Domestic Orders Act, which has not been adopted in Colorado. Ms. Moses indicated that interstate domestic protection orders are already enforced in Colorado. The commission suggested that perhaps they are enforceable under the Constitution's full faith and credit clause. Ms. Moses confirmed that domestic orders are enforceable under section 13-14-110, C.R.S., which does reference the full faith and credit clause. Twenty-three states have enacted the uniform interstate enforcement law and six states have enacted the Canadian orders act.

      Commissioner Mielke moved to draft the Uniform Recognition and Enforcement of Canadian Domestic-Violence Protection Orders Act. Commissioner Scott seconded and the motion passed without objection. Commissioner Scott agreed to act as commission contact on the bill.



02:55:52 PM
Motion Moved to draft the Uniform Recognition and Enforcement of Canadian Domestic-Violence Protection Orders Act.
Moved Donald Mielke
Seconded
Alicia Duran
Gardner
Thomas Grimshaw Excused
Claire Levy
Donald Mielke
Thomas Morris
Charley Pike
Sara Scott
Tipper
Joseph Whitfield
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection