This week, lawmakers in the Senate introduced a bill to the Judiciary Committee that would repeal a requirement that the Department of Revenue confirms an individual’s lawful presence in the U.S. before issuing identification documents. Among other noteworthy bills introduced this past week is a bill that would extend the time frame to file an employment discrimination claim from six months to 300 days, a bill that would prohibit a court from ordering a juvenile to pay restitution to insurance companies and a bill that would prohibit the sale, storage, manufacturing or delivery of industrial hemp products by unlicensed individuals or entities.
Description: Updates To Employment Discrimination Laws
Sponsors: S. Lontine, M. Gray, F. Winter and B. Pettersen
Summary: The bill amends the Colorado Anti-discrimination Act to expand the definition of "employee" to include individuals in domestic service and extend the time limit to file a charge with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission from six months to 300 days after the alleged discriminatory or unfair employment practice occurred. It also repeals the prohibition, applicable in age discrimination cases only, against the relief and recovery of certain damages so that the remedies available in employment discrimination claims are consistent, regardless of the type of discrimination alleged.
Description: Commission On Judicial Discipline
Sponsors: P. Lee, B. Gardner and M. Weissman
Summary: The bill implements the Commission on Judicial Discipline by specifying the duties of the commission, establishing and specifying the duties of an office of judicial discipline as an independent office within the judicial department, authorizing the commission to appoint an executive director of the office and specifying the duties of the executive director and authorizing the commission to appoint and determine the duties of special counsel, among other provisions.
Description: Court-ordered Restitution Paid By Juveniles
Sponsors: S. Gonzales-Gutierrez
Summary: The bill prohibits a court from ordering a juvenile to pay restitution to insurance companies. A court may still order restitution for a victim's pecuniary loss for which the victim cannot be compensated under a policy of insurance, self-insurance, an indemnity agreement or a risk management fund.
Sponsors: J. Gonzales
Summary: Under existing law, the Department of Revenue is required to issue a driver's license, instruction permit or identification card to a person who is lawfully present in the U.S. if the individual qualifies for the identification document, the individual produces documents that satisfy the department that the individual is lawfully present and if the federal government confirms the individual's status, including electronically through the federal Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements, or SAVE, system. The bill repeals the requirement that the federal government confirm the individual's status.
Description: Intoxicating Hemp And Tetrahydrocannabinol Products
Sponsors: D. Coram, S. Fenberg and A. Valdez
Summary: Section 2 of the bill prohibits the manufacture, sale, offering for sale, storage or delivery of an adult-use cannabis product that isn’t manufactured by a person licensed under the Colorado Marijuana Code, a product containing industrial hemp that is for human consumption and that is not food, a cosmetic, a dietary supplement, a food additive, an herb or an over-the-counter drug that contains industrial hemp and an industrial hemp product that wasn’t manufactured by a registered wholesale food manufacturer.