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16-5-401.1. Legislative intent in enacting section 16-5-401 (6) and (7)

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(1) The intent of the general assembly in enacting section 16-5-401 (6) and (7) in 1982 was to create a ten-year statute of limitations as to offenses and delinquent acts specified in said subsections committed on or after July 1, 1979.

(2) (Deleted by amendment, L. 94, p. 1050, 4, effective July 1, 1994.)

History

History.
Source: L. 85: Entire section added, p. 616, 6, effective June 2. L. 87: Entire section amended, p. 619, 2, effective July 1. L. 94: Entire section amended, p. 1050, 4, effective July 1. L. 2001: (1) amended, p. 734, 3, effective July 1.

Annotations

ANNOTATION

Effect of section. While subsequent legislative declarations concerning the intent of an earlier statute are not controlling, they are entitled to significant weight. People v. Holland, 708 P.2d 119 (Colo. 1985); People v. Midgley, 714 P.2d 902 (Colo. 1986).

This section was unnecessary to clarify intent since the 1982 amendment to 16-5-401 was clear on its face. Holland v. District Court, 831 F.2d 940 (10th Cir. 1987), cert. denied, 485 U.S. 977, 108 S. Ct. 1271, 99 L. Ed. 2d 482.