House Bill 1346 requiring Colorado state courts to abide by open records killed in Committee. NEW OPTIONS: Advocates of judicial transparency are looking to a possible citizens’ initiative to force courts to abide by state open records laws.

April 13, 2016 by Lulu

RIGHT TO KNOW: George Brauchler, 18th Judicial District Attorney, said taxpayers have a right to know how the courts are spending tax money. Brauchler blasted Democrats for killing the measure in the legislature and said it should have been sent to the House Judiciary Committee instead of the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, where bills are sent to die.

“What were the Democrats thinking?” he told “This isn’t a partisan issue.”

Democratic leadership sent House Bill 1346, by state Rep. Polly Lawrence, R-Douglas County, to what is widely known as the kill committee, where it died on a party-line vote last week.

This is the third Judicial Bill to die in this “kill” committee.The question is WHY?