Bipartisan bill calling for Arapahoe County’s own judicial district heads to legislative committee

Aurora Democratic lawmakers Rep. Mike Weissman and Sen. Rhonda Fields earlier this month introduced a bill calling to carve Arapahoe County out of the current 18th Judicial District and create a wholly new court jurisdiction for the first time in more than 50 years.

Republicans Kevin Van Winkle in the House and Bob Gardner in the Senate join Fields and Weissman as prime sponsors.

“By doing it this year, this way, we provide an ample amount of time for the state Judicial Department and the counties involved to make the necessary changes in a phased, manageable way,” Weissman said of this year’s measure. “I think ultimately the result will be a more efficient administration of justice for everybody in all four of the counties, and I am happy to be able to do this in a bipartisan way.” 

Bipartisan bill calling for Arapahoe County’s own judicial district heads to legislative committee

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