As Colorado’s Judicial Branch has continued to face heat over the past year and a half for alleged misconduct, the Legislative Interim Committee on Judicial Discipline proposed three pieces of legislation intended to improve the state’s judicial discipline processes.
At the committee’s meeting Wednesday, state legislators from the House and Senate discussed three ideas for staff to draft bill language around, including updates to Colorado’s Constitution and statutes. The committee will meet again Sept. 30 to determine whether it will send legislation to the full General Assembly next year. Should the bills make it through the Legislature next year, Colorado voters would be asked to approve the constitutional amendments during the 2024 election.
Judicial discipline proceedings would be public in Colorado under proposal