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Item No. 1 - Ordinance amending harassment and stalking laws

Council Bill 13-2022 amends the local definition of criminal harassment to comply with a recent decision of the Colorado Supreme Court. On March 28, 2022, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its decision in People v. Moreno, 2022 CO 15 (Colo. 2022). In Moreno, the Court reviewed a district court's order invalidating part of Colorado's harassment statute. The lower court found that the phrase "intended to harass" in the State statute unconstitutionally restricts protected speech. The Colorado Supreme Court agreed and definitively invalidated this portion of the State’s harassment statute.
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