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File #: 19-1116    Version: 1
Type: Bill Status: Passed
File created: 10/14/2019 In control: Finance & Governance Committee
On agenda: 12/2/2019 Final action: 12/2/2019
Title: A bill for an ordinance increasing the number of county judges from seventeen to eighteen. Amends Section 14-2(a) of the Denver Revised Municipal Code (DRMC) to increase the number of County Judges from seventeen to eighteen. The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 10-22-19. This item was approved for late filing by Council President Clark.
Attachments: 1. BR19 1116 DCC Increase Judges, 2. Ordinance Increasing county Judges to 18 10-22-19 Final, 3. 19-1116 Filed_Bill Increasing county Judges to 18 10-22-19, 4. 19-1116 - signed, 5. 19-1116 Filed A bill for an ordinance increasing the number of county judges from seventeen to eighteen.

Other/Miscellaneous Request Template (Appointments; ROW; Code Changes; Zoning Action, etc.)

 

Date Submitted: 10-14-19

 

Requesting Agency: County Court

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Subject Matter Expert Name:

Name: Morgan Cali                                                                      

Email: morgan.cali@denvercountycourt.org                                                                       

 

Item Title & Description:

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A bill for an ordinance increasing the number of county judges from seventeen to eighteen.

Amends Section 14-2(a) of the Denver Revised Municipal Code (DRMC) to increase the number of County Judges from seventeen to eighteen. The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 10-22-19. This item was approved for late filing by Council President Clark.

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Executive Summary with Rationale and Impact:

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For the past thirty-three years, the Denver County Court has experienced a significant increase in caseload, however the number of county court judges has remained at seventeen since 1986. In the 2018 and 2019 legislative sessions, the Colorado Legislature passed two bills that will result in a substantial increase in the caseload of the Denver County Court, specifically Senate Bill 18-056 increases the civil threshold from $15,000 to $25,000 and House Bill 19-1263 which changes the felony classification of some drug possessions to misdemeanors and will result in Denver County Court inheriting 3,000 cases. As a result of the significant increase in caseload of the Denver County Court, the Court is seeking one additional judicial position in the 2020 budget cycle and one additional judicial position in the 2021 budget cycle. Denver County Court has proposed the amendment to reflect the new created 2020 position.

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