First Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 970319.01 JY
HOUSE BILL 971034
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVE Veiga
STATE, VETERANS &
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF THE COLORADO CIVIL RIGHTS
COMMISSION TO PROVIDE IMPARTIAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION ASSISTANCE
IN RESOLVING DISPUTES RELATING TO ALLEGED DISCRIMINATORY OR UNFAIR
"Colorado Civil Rights Commission"
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments which may be subsequently
Allows the Colorado civil rights commission to provide
impartial conflict resolution or mediation assistance in resolving
disputes or conflicts relating to certain alleged discriminatory
or unfair practices. Specifies that the commission may provide
such assistance only upon the request of any person involved in
or affected by the dispute or conflict.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 2434305 (1), Colorado Revised Statutes, 1988 Repl. Vol., as amended, is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW PARAGRAPH to read:
2434305. Powers and duties of commission. (1) The commission has the following powers and duties:
(i.5) TO PROVIDE, WITHIN THE LIMITS OF ANY APPROPRIATIONS MADE FOR ITS OPERATIONS, IMPARTIAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION OR MEDIATION ASSISTANCE TO THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, REPRESENTATIVES OF STATE, COUNTY, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, MEMBERS OF PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS, AGENCIES OR GROUPS, AND PRIVATE CITIZENS IN RESOLVING DISPUTES, DISAGREEMENTS, CONFLICTS, OR INTERGROUP TENSIONS RELATING TO AN ALLEGED DISCRIMINATORY OR UNFAIR PRACTICE AS DEFINED IN PARTS 4 TO 7 OF THIS ARTICLE. THE COMMISSION MAY PROVIDE CONFLICT RESOLUTION OR MEDIATION ASSISTANCE ONLY UPON THE REQUEST OF ANY PERSON INVOLVED IN OR AFFECTED BY SUCH DISPUTE, DISAGREEMENT, CONFLICT, OR INTERGROUP TENSION.
SECTION 2. No appropriation. The general assembly has determined that this act can be implemented within existing appropriations, and therefore no separate appropriation of state moneys is necessary to carry out the purposes of this act.
SECTION 3. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.