Colorado lawmakers reject bill to make records of judicial branch employees subject to CORA

State lawmakers rejected a proposal Wednesday to treat the administrative records of people who work for Colorado’s judicial branch like the records of those who work for the executive and legislative branches and all local governments in Colorado. 

HB 16-1346 would have made civil or internal investigative files on judicial department employees subject to the Colorado Open Records Act.

Under CORA, internal affairs files on the conduct of public employees are presumed to be open for public inspection, except for portions that contain highly personal or private information unrelated to work performance. Continue…