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Bill Detail: HB19-1081

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Title Respondent Rights Discrimination Complaints
Status House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (01/29/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Civil Law
  • State Government
House Sponsors D. Williams (R)
Senate Sponsors
House Committee State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/11/2019

With regard to employment, housing, public accommodations, and
advertising discrimination complaints investigated by the civil rights
division in the department of regulatory agencies and, in some cases,
heard or pursued by the Colorado civil rights commission, the bill
specifies that:
  • The respondent has a right to request representation by a

public defender, regardless of indigent status or the lack of
an arrest for or charge of a crime, at any point in the
administrative process when the respondent is requested or
required to participate;
  • The respondent may request to move the matter to a court
of competent jurisdiction if the respondent asserts that the
respondent engaged in the alleged discriminatory conduct
on the basis of first amendment rights; and
  • If the respondent obtains a favorable decision after all
appeals are exhausted or if the United States supreme court
rules in favor of the respondent, the commission must pay
the respondent's attorney fees and costs and lost business
income, retroactive to appeals or actions for judicial review
filed on or after December 1, 2013.

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