that would make up the first steps to stop indefinite
detention without due process under the 2012 National
Defense Authorization Act in the state of Colorado.
HB 1114 states would prohibit any state cooperation
with federal attempts to indefinitely detain American
citizens within the borders of Colorado.
“Except as described in subsection (2) of this section,
and notwithstanding any other provision of law, an
in paragraph (b)
of this subsection (1)
shall not provide aid
to an agency of the
of the United States
in any investigation,
or detention of any
person pursuant to
section 1021 or 1022 of the federal “National Defense
Authorization Act of fiscal year 2012″, H.R. 1540,
PUB.L. 112-81, as amended, or any substantial
similar successor provision of federal law if such
aid would place the entity in violation of any provision
of the United States Constitution, the Colorado
Constitution, or any law of this state.
By refusing to cooperate with provisions written
into the NDAA, Colorado will make it much more
difficult for the feds to indefinitely detain somebody
in that state. The federal government almost always
depends on state and local cooperation.
This bill would strip that away.
But while the bill is a good first step that can be
built on, it will require further action.
…HB1114 will serve as the first step and activists
in the state but will need to continue pressing the issue.
A great example of how to strengthen future bills
like this include legislation similar to this bill introduced
this year from Virginia. Virginia is expanding on their
previous legislation by stopping cooperation
agreements if the feds act on NDAA Section 1021 and 1022.
ACTION STEPSIn Colorado, to support this bill, follow all the action steps at THIS LINK
All Other states, push back against indefinite detention powers at this link.