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HB16-1191

Bill Of Rights For Persons Who Are Homeless

Concerning the creation of a bill of rights for persons experiencing homelessness.
Session:
2016 Regular Session
Subjects:
Housing
Local Government
Bill Summary

The bill creates the 'Colorado Right to Rest Act', which establishes basic rights for persons experiencing homelessness, including, but not limited to, the right to use and move freely in public spaces without discrimination, to rest in public spaces without discrimination, to eat or accept food in any public space where food is not prohibited, to occupy a legally parked vehicle, and to have a reasonable expectation of privacy of one's property. The bill does not create an obligation for a provider of services for persons experiencing homelessness to provide shelter or services when none are available.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

Bill Text

Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Melton, Rep. J. Salazar

Sponsor

Co-sponsor