Colorado Anti-NDAA Bill to Have First Committee Hearing
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Colorado’s “anti-NDAA” legislation was first introduced and assigned to the House State, Military and Veteran Affairs Committee last month. Now, on Feb. 13, the bill will reach its first hearing.
Colorado’s bill is another in a string of similar bills in other states introduced this legislative session to combat and stop certain provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.
Similar to Washington state’s legislation, Colorado’s version focuses on the problems with Section 1021 of the 2012 NDAA that purportedly authorizes the inclusion of U.S. citizens in its definition of “covered persons,” i.e. suspected terrorists, who can be indefinitely detained by the military without charge or trial.
The bill declares that Colorado is not a “battlefield,” subject to the “laws of war,” and prohibits the detention, capture, or use of deadly force against any person in Colorado without charge or trial.