C.R.S. Section 24-19.9-103

  • complaint procedure
  • sanctions


Any person who believes that a violation of section 24-19.9-102 has occurred may file a written complaint with the secretary of state within one hundred eighty days of the date of the alleged violation. The secretary of state shall refer the complaint to an administrative law judge within three days of the filing of the complaint. The administrative law judge shall hold a hearing within fifteen days of the referral of the complaint and shall render a decision within fifteen days of the hearing. The defendant shall be granted an extension of up to thirty days upon the defendant’s motion or longer upon a showing of good cause. If the administrative law judge determines that such violation has occurred, such decision shall include any appropriate order, sanction, or relief, including:


An order directing the covered person, or the spouse or a member of the immediate family of a covered person, as applicable, on whose behalf travel-related expenditures were made by the public entity in violation of section 24-19.9-102, to reimburse the fund of the public entity from which such moneys were diverted for some or all of the expenditures in accordance with the requirements of section 24-19.9-102;


Injunctive relief; or


A restraining order to enjoin the continuance of the violation.


The decision of the administrative law judge shall be final and subject to review by the court of appeals, pursuant to section 24-4-106 (11). The secretary of state and the administrative law judge are not necessary parties to the review. The decision may be enforced by the secretary of state or, if the secretary of state does not file an enforcement action within thirty days of the decision, in a private cause of action by the person filing the complaint. Any private action brought under this section shall be brought within one year of the date of the violation in state district court. The prevailing party in a private enforcement action shall be entitled to reasonable attorney fees and costs.

Source: Section 24-19.9-103 — Enforcement - complaint procedure - sanctions, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-24.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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Current through Fall 2024

§ 24-19.9-103’s source at colorado​.gov