Bills overhauling judicial discipline unanimously pass Colorado House panel

The Denver Gazette: Bills that propose overhauling the process for how Colorado disciplines its judges — including a constitutional referendum that voters would see in 2024 — were overwhelmingly approved by a state House committee on Wednesday.

The three measures — House Concurrent Resolution 23-1001, House Bill 23-1019 and House Bill 23-1205 — each unanimously passed the House Judiciary Committee, 13-0. They are now headed to that chamber’s appropriations panel before it can go to a vote of the full House.

The bills are the result of summer-long hearings by a special legislative committee formed after allegations surfaced in 2021 about judicial misconduct that went unpunished or was handled leniently.

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