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Legislative Committee 2012 Summary

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theMAC Legislative Committee Report: theMAC Gives Mediators a Place at the Table. The May 14, 2012 hearing of the Colorado House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on the Civil Unions Bill, HB12-1006 gave theMAC an opportunity to have a seat at the table as the legislature addressed the Civil Unions Bill, the legislation...

 


Summary of the 2012 Civil Unions Testimony Process

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Below is Mike Maday’s summary of the testimony process followed by his full testimony that was entered into the legislative record. The Civil Unions bill would have directly linked civil unions with Colorado dissolution law, thereby enabling couples in civil unions to have the protection of Colorado courts in pre and post decree dissolution...

 


theMAC’s position on SB12-2

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SB12-2 the Civil Unions Bill sponsored in the Colorado Senate by Senator Pat Steadman will authorize any two unmarried consenting adults, regardless of gender to enter into a civil union. And it also will require that the same processes in Colorado law for the dissolution, legal separation and declaration of invalidity of marriage will...

 


Legislative Committee 2011 Summary

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theMAC Legislative Committee was involved in a number of initiatives with the Colorado Legislature, the Governor’s Office and local governments in 2011. In early January we sponsored a round table discussion for theMAC members with legislators from both sides of the aisle to get an overview of legislation that might affect mediation in the...

 


Legislators Discuss Mediation

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Mary Zinn, member of theMac and leader of Conflict Resolution Month and I participated in the Collaboration Summit with leaders of the Colorado Legislature and Governor Hickenlooper last Thursday at the Capitol. The summit was organized by Senator Linda Newell and led by Stewart Levine, keynote for the ODR Conference. Everyone participating thanked theMAC...

 


Restorative Justice Bill signing on 6/7/11

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FYI, there will be a get together with Senator Newell and Rep. Lee prior to the RJ Bill signing by the Guv. All are invited. theMAC legislative chair, Mike Maday, will be present. It’s at the Coffee Exchange (526 S. Tejon just south of Cimmaron) at 3:00 on Tuesday June 7 — Dear Restorative Justice...

 


theMAC Impact in the 68th Legislative Session

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theMAC supported the Joint Resolution designating October 2012 as Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado. This resolution passed both houses of the legislature unanimously. It was sponsored in the Senate by Senator Linda Newell and in the House by Representative Bob Gardner. Mary Zinn, Rita Hyland and other CR Month Synergizers were involved in getting...

 


Conflict Resolution Summary

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On Tuesday, April 26, 2011, Mike Maday and I were privileged to attend the reading of Senate Joint Resolution 49 which acknowledges the value of alternative dispute resolution to society and officially makes the month of October “Conflict Resolution Month”. The legislative piece was sponsored by Senator Newell and House Representative Gardner. It was...

 


Legislative Update SB11-172 Civil Unions Bill

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TheMAC Support for Civil Unions: Wrong Side of the Vote, Right Side of History: Report from Mike Maday theMAC Legislative Chair on SB11-172 I opened the Denver Post Friday and read “dozens” of people attended the hearing Thursday on the Civil Unions Bill. I was there, representing theMAC. The hearing was held in the...

 


Legislative Committee Report – March2011

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Since the start up of the 2011 Legislative Session in January theMAC Legislative Committee been involved in several activities:   In January we sponsored a lunch meeting of the Legislative Committee near the capital, snowed out once, but finally attended by about fifteen MAC members and others. Speaking at this luncheon were Senator Linda...

 


theMAC Testifies

By Fonda Hamilton

Yesterday I testified before the House Judiciary Committee opposing SB 11-013. I wanted to let everyone know what the results of the testimony were. I testified representing theMAC, Tony Van Westrum represented the Bar, and Mark Loye represented both himself as a private mediator and Jefferson County. There were 4 people testifying in favor of...

 


Legislative Update

By David Holland

Members of theMAC Legislative Committee and Board of Directors: Attached you will find the version of SB11-013 (013_red.pdf) that passed the Colorado Senate last week.  I have also attached a copy of the Colorado Dispute Resolution Act for your reference so that you can see how this Bill meshes with CDRA.  The Bill will...