Bill Detail: HB23-1296

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Title Create Task Force Study Rights Persons Disabilities
Status Governor Signed (05/25/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
House Sponsors L. Herod (D)
D. Ortiz (D)
Senate Sponsors F. Winter (D)
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 04/19/2023

The bill creates the task force on the rights of Coloradans with
disabilities (task force) in the Colorado civil rights commission. The task
force shall create a minimum of 4 subcommittees to study and make
recommendations on specific issues related to persons with disabilities:
  • The rewrite subcommittee, which must study and make
recommendations concerning the various issues related to
the rewrite and modernization of the Colorado Revised
Statutes concerning civil rights of persons with disabilities;
  • The outdoors subcommittee, which must study and make
recommendations related to the basic accessibility of
outdoor spaces for persons with disabilities;
  • The housing subcommittee, which must study and make
recommendations related to the affordability, accessibility,
and attainability of housing for persons with disabilities;
  • The government subcommittee, which must focus on basic
physical and programmatic accessibility within state and
local government.
Minimum mandatory membership and reporting requirements are
outlined for the task force and each subcommittee. The task force shall
produce a final report, including recommendations, to submit the
governor and general assembly on or before January 30, 2025.

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