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HB19-1289

Consumer Protection Act

Concerning the creation of additional protections in the Colorado consumer code, and, in connection therewith, enabling enforcement of the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act" for reckless acts.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subjects:
Civil Law
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

The bill:

  • Adds "recklessly" as a culpable mental state for certain violations of the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act" (Act) so that a person violates certain provisions of the Act by acting knowingly or recklessly;
  • Increases the potential penalty for a violation of the Act brought by the attorney general or a district attorney from $2,000 to $20,000 per violation and from $10,000 to $50,000 per violation committed against an elderly person; and
  • Specifies the calculation of potential damage awards in a private civil action for violations of the Act.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
Became Law

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