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HB21-1110

Colorado Laws For Persons With Disabilities

Concerning adding language to relevant Colorado statutes related to persons with disabilities to strengthen protections against discrimination on the basis of disability.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subjects:
Civil Law
State Government
Bill Summary

The bill adds language to strengthen current Colorado law related to protections against discrimination on the basis of disability for persons with disabilities. The added provisions include:

  • Prohibiting a person with a disability from being excluded from participating in or being denied the benefits of services, programs, or activities of a public entity;
  • Clarifying that such prohibition includes the failure of a public entity to substantially comply with web content accessibility guidelines established and published by an international consortium;
  • Any Colorado agency with the authority to promulgate rules shall not promulgate a rule that provides less protection than that provided by the "Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990".
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. D. Ortiz

Sponsor

Rep. J. Bacon, Rep. Y. Caraveo, Rep. M. Duran, Rep. D. Michaelson Jenet, Rep. D. Roberts, Rep. B. Titone, Rep. S. Woodrow

Co-sponsor

Upcoming Schedule

Mar
17
Wednesday

Judiciary

1:30 pm  |  HCR 0107