Colorado Capitol Watch


Welcome Visitor

Forgot password?
Subscribe for Current Session

My CCW Tools

Look Up Bills

Look Up Legislators

Legislative Year: 2021 Change

Bill Detail: SB21-017

Return to list of bills

emailSend an email to your legislator

Title Sexual Contact By An Educator
Status Governor Signed (07/02/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors R. Bockenfeld (R)
C. Larson (R)
M. Bradfield (R)
Senate Sponsors R. Zenzinger (D)
D. Hisey (R)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 02/16/2021

Under current law, a secondary school teacher who has sexual
contact with a student who is 18 years of age or older may not have
committed a crime. The bill provides that an educator who subjects a
secondary school student who is at least 18 years of age to sexual contact
commits the crime of abuse of public trust by an educator if the educator
is at least 4 years older than the student. Abuse of public trust by an

educator is a class 1 misdemeanor. Consent by the student is not a defense
to the crime.

Committee Reports
with Amendments
Full Text
Full Text of Bill (pdf) (most recent)
Fiscal Notes Fiscal Notes (08/31/2021) (most recent)  
Additional Bill Documents Bill Documents
  • Past bill versions
  • Past fiscal notes
  • Committee activity and documents
  • Bill History
Lobbyists Lobbyists
Audio [This feature is available by subscription.]  
Votes House and Senate Votes
Vote Totals Vote Totals by Party
border   border
Copyright © 2008-2020 State Capitol Watch