(1) There is hereby created within the department of regulatory agencies a division of state government to be known and designated as the Colorado civil rights division, the head of which shall be the director of the Colorado civil rights division. The director shall be appointed by the executive director of the department of regulatory agencies pursuant to section 13 of article XII of the state constitution, and the executive director shall give good faith consideration to the recommendations of the commission prior to making the appointment.
(2) The director shall appoint such investigators and other personnel as may be necessary to carry out the functions and duties of the division. The director and the staff of the division shall receive, investigate, and make determinations on charges alleging unfair or discriminatory practices in violation of parts 4 to 7 of this article.
Source: L. 79: Entire part R&RE, p. 923, 3, effective July 1. L. 2009: Entire section amended, (SB 09-110), ch. 238, p. 1083, 4, effective July 1.
Law reviews. For note, "Investigative Procedures of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission", see 40 U. Colo. L. Rev. 97 (1967). For article, "Civil Rights in Colorado", see 46 Den. L.J. 181 (1969). For note, "Rural Poverty and the Law in Southern Colorado", see 47 Den. L.J. 82 (1970). For note, "Equal Employment Opportunity Legislation: A Study of a Response to a Social Need", see 47 Den. L.J. 521 (1970). For article, "Practicing Before the Colorado Civil Rights Commission", see 17 Colo. Law. 259 (1988).
Civil rights provisions held not to place unconstitutional burden on interstate commerce. Colo. Anti-Discrimination Comm'n v. Continental Air Lines, 372 U.S. 714, 83 S. Ct. 1022, 10 L. Ed. 2d 84 (1963).