Results for Proposed Initiative #91

Ballot Title Setting Board
2011-2012

 

The title as designated and fixed by the Board is as follows:

An amendment to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning the statute of limitations for civil claims based on sexual abuse, and, in connection therewith, extending the existing six-year statute of limitations for such claims to claims against a supervisor of the abuser who failed to take reasonable actions to prevent the abuse; extending that statute of limitations for any period during which a fact finder determines that a sexual abuse victim is psychologically or emotionally unable to acknowledge the abuse, the resulting harm, or the connection between the abuse and the harm; repealing the prohibition on a plaintiff filing a claim against a deceased or incapacitated defendant; repealing limits on the damages a plaintiff may recover for a claim brought after the plaintiff has reached 33 years of age; and creating a two-year period, beginning January 1, 2013, during which a plaintiff may file a claim concerning sexual abuse for which the statute of limitations has already run.

The ballot title and submission clause as designated and fixed by the Board is as follows:

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning the statute of limitations for civil claims based on sexual abuse, and, in connection therewith, extending the existing six-year statute of limitations for such claims to claims against a supervisor of the abuser who failed to take reasonable actions to prevent the abuse; extending that statute of limitations for any period during which a fact finder determines that a sexual abuse victim is psychologically or emotionally unable to acknowledge the abuse, the resulting harm, or the connection between the abuse and the harm; repealing the prohibition on a plaintiff filing a claim against a deceased or incapacitated defendant; repealing limits on the damages a plaintiff may recover for a claim brought after the plaintiff has reached 33 years of age; and creating a two-year period, beginning January 1, 2013, during which a plaintiff may file a claim concerning sexual abuse for which the statute of limitations has already run?

 

Hearing April 18, 2012

Single subject approved; staff draft amended; titles set.
Hearing adjourned 4:50 PM

Rehearing April 27, 2012

Motion for rehearing denied except to the extent that the Board made changes to the title.
Hearing adjourned 12:00 PM

 

* Unofficially captioned “Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations” by legislative staff for tracking purposes. This caption is not part of the titles set by the Board.