HB17-1132 - Judicial Disqualification In Civil Actions

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning judicial disqualification in civil actions.

Currently, under the Colorado rules of civil procedure, a party may file a motion and affidavit to disqualify a judge for specified reasons. The bill establishes a process for an automatic interlocutory appeal if the motion:


  • Is supported by an affidavit stating facts establishing grounds for disqualification; and
  • Is filed within 21 days after the assignment of the judge or the appearance of a party giving rise to the basis for disqualification.

For the interlocutory appeal of an order denying the motion, a petition for review must be filed within 7 days after the order.

The bill directs the Colorado supreme court to promulgate rules concerning the interlocutory appeal.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


House Committees

Senate Committees

Latest update: May 1, 2017
05/01/2017 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
04/21/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
04/20/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/19/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
04/13/2017 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/16/2017 - House Committee on Judiciary Lay Over Amended
01/30/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary