Big news! A bill to revise the judicial performance commissions — the 23 commissions responsible for advising you whether you should, or should not, retain a judge — has been introduced in the legislature.

February 10, 2016 by Lulu

Big news! A bill to revise the judicial performance commissions — the 23 commissions responsible for advising you whether you should, or should not, retain a judge — has been introduced in the legislature. You can see the bill here: http://www.leg.state.co.us/…/1507CB2DCD3F4A0987257F37005F60…

Conceived by The Judicial Integrity Project, the bill would require more information to flow into the commissions and more information to flow out of the commissions. It would require the commissions to issue public reports about judges every 2 years. And the bill would reconfigure the state performance commission (which writes the rules for all commissions to follow and makes recommendations regarding appellate and Supreme Court judges) to consist of one representative from each of the 22 district commissions. The bill would also make Colorado’s Open Records Act apply to the commissions.

We call it “The Reboot.” It’s HB16-1235. It’s been assigned to the State, Veterans and Military Affairs committee. This committee is often called the “kill committee.” Hopefully, the committee won’t want to kill this piece of sunshine!

Thank you to Rep. Kevin Van Winkle (R) for sponsoring the legislation! And thank you to Sen. John Kefalas (D) and Sen. Kevin Lundberg (R) for being Senate sponsors!

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