Where: Capitol Building, 3rd floor, room SCR 352
When: Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:30 pm
What it is: An attempt to align the Colorado Civil Rights Act with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This legislation would make the Disabilities portion of the Colorado Civil Rights Act enforceable.
- It will increase statutory damages from $50-500 to $3,500.
- Adjustment of a provision that allows for attorney fees in cases of discrimination against a service animal, but not a person.
- Continues current protections for service animals in training.
The presence of families/children at this hearing is strongly encouraged – this is the greatest legislative priority for the disability community this year and will significantly affect people for many years to come!