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Bill Detail: HB23-1159

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Title Family Courts Study Commission
Status House Third Reading Lost - No Amendments (05/07/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Courts & Judicial
House Sponsors S. Luck (R)
Senate Sponsors M. Baisley (R)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 02/01/2023

The bill establishes the commission to study family courts
(commission) to evaluate family courts in Colorado and make
recommendations to the general assembly for changes to the
administration of family courts to better serve the people of Colorado.
The commission is comprised of 4 parents who have been involved
in a family court case, 4 persons with lived experience as a child in a
family court case, a victim advocate, a representative of a child support
agency, a parental responsibility evaluator or child and family
investigator, 2 family law attorneys, a district judge with experience
presiding over a family court, a representative of the state court
administrator's office, a senator, and a member of the house of
representatives. The legislative council staff and office of legislative legal
services provide staff support to the commission. The commission may
hire a person to assist the commission with compiling data and
information relevant to the commission's duties and to prepare the
commission's report.
The commission shall hold its first meeting no later than
September 30, 2023, and shall meet at least once every 3 months. The
commission may meet remotely and at locations throughout the state.
No later than September 30, 2024, the commission shall submit a
report on family courts in Colorado to the judicial department and to the
judiciary committees of the house of representatives and the senate. The
report must include the commission's findings on issues it studied and any
recommendations from the commission for improving the administration
of family courts, including proposed legislation and funding sources for
implementing any recommendations.
The commission is repealed December 31, 2024.

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