Marie Avery Moses, Co-chair of the CBA Family Law Section, stated that the act was introduced in Colorado during the 2016 legislative session and at that time the section thought it was a positive bill, but the act was not able to pass the Senate. If this act moves forward, Ms. Moses anticipates that the section would seek CBA support for it. The commission also discussed if it would also need to enact the Uniform Interstate Enforcement of Domestic Orders Act, which has not been adopted in Colorado. Ms. Moses indicated that interstate domestic protection orders are already enforced in Colorado. The commission suggested that perhaps they are enforceable under the Constitution's full faith and credit clause. Ms. Moses confirmed that domestic orders are enforceable under section 13-14-110, C.R.S., which does reference the full faith and credit clause. Twenty-three states have enacted the uniform interstate enforcement law and six states have enacted the Canadian orders act.
Commissioner Mielke moved to draft the Uniform Recognition and Enforcement of Canadian Domestic-Violence Protection Orders Act. Commissioner Scott seconded and the motion passed without objection. Commissioner Scott agreed to act as commission contact on the bill.