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Child Sexual Abuse Accountability Amendment

Submitting to the registered electors of the state of Colorado an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning allowing Colorado lawmakers to pass laws that permit victims of childhood sexual abuse to bring a civil claim for the sexual abuse regardless of when the sexual abuse occurred.
2024 Regular Session
Civil Law
Bill Summary

The Colorado constitution prohibits the general assembly from enacting law that is retrospective in its operation. The concurrent resolution amends the Colorado constitution to authorize the general assembly to pass a retrospective law that permits a victim of sexual abuse that occurred while the victim was a minor to bring a civil claim for the sexual abuse. The concurrent resolution permits the general assembly to waive governmental immunity, by a law that is retrospective in its operation, for a child sexual abuse civil claim.
(Note: This summary applies to this concurrent resolution as introduced.)




Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details