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Civil Liability For Extreme Risk Protection Orders

Concerning civil liability for preventing a person from defending himself or herself using a firearm as a result of an order issued pursuant to article 14.5 of title 13, Colorado Revised Statutes.
2021 Regular Session
Civil Law
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

The bill creates a civil cause of action for a person who suffers injury or damages as a result of not being able to use a firearm to defend himself, herself, or his or her family as a result of a temporary extreme risk protection order or an ongoing extreme risk protection order. The civil action may be brought against any person who drafted, proposed, promoted, or provided support, financial or otherwise, to pass, implement, or enforce House Bill 19-1177, extreme risk protection orders. A successful plaintiff is entitled to attorney fees and compensatory damages or liquidated damages.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. D. Woog



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