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86C80EDAD0EEB6CA87258640005CF121 Hearing Summary




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BILL SUMMARY For LLS 21-0196 UNIF REC & ENF OF CANADIAN DOM-VIOLENCE PROT ORDERS ACT

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON COLORADO COMMISSION ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS
Date Dec 16, 2020      
Location HCR 0112



LLS 21-0196 Unif Rec & Enf of Canadian Dom-Violence Prot Orders Act - To be introduced as a Commission Bill


09:55:12 AM  

Marie Moses, Chair of the CBA Family Law Section Legislative Committee, stated that the section has no concerns with enacting this Act. The commission expressed some concerns regarding §13-14-203 (3) of the act, allowing law enforcement to determine probable cause or validity of a protection order if a physical order is not presented. These situations can be difficult to handle and the parties may have different requests and orders. Current standard practice is to keep the protective order on your person at all times. Commissioner Whitfield pointed out that the Act requires a registry and in addition, the courts should have protective orders posted online and law enforcement can check that information remotely. Commissioner Morris requested the Act be amended prior to introduction, in §13-14-205, regarding which state agency is responsible for registering Canadian protective orders. Commissioner Scott also expressed concerns regarding the immunity if acting in good faith provisions in §13-14-206. Commissioner Tipper asked if this carves out another exception in SB20-217. The commission decided to try to address concerns through amendments as the bill moves forward.

10:22:04 AM  
Commissioner Gardner moved to introduce LLS
21-0196: Uniform Recognition and Enforcement of Canadian Domestic-Violence
Protection Orders Act
as a commission bill, with any amendments needed.
Commissioner Tipper seconded and the motion passed 8-1. Commissioners Gardner
and Tipper agreed to try to find a House and Senate sponsors or sponsor
it themselves.


10:22:05 AM
Motion Moved to introduce LLS 21-0196: Uniform Recognition and Enforcement of Canadian Domestic-Violence Protection Orders Act as a commission bill, with any amendments needed.
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Alicia Duran Yes
Thomas Grimshaw Excused
Donald Mielke Yes
Thomas Morris Yes
Charley Pike Yes
Sara Scott No
Tipper Yes
Joseph Whitfield Yes
Gardner Yes
Claire Levy Yes
YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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