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Bill Detail: HB19-1297

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Title Jail Capacity Data Collection
Status Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (05/03/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors M. Weissman (D)
H. McKean (R)
Senate Sponsors P. Lee (D)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 04/01/2019
Description

Under existing law, the keeper of a jail is required to maintain
records concerning the persons confined in the jail. The bill expands the
information that a keeper of a jail is required to maintain. The keeper is
required to submit a quarterly report of this information to the division of
criminal justice within the department of public safety (division), and the
division is required to publish that information in a searchable and

sortable format. A law enforcement agency that operates a jail that does
not comply with the quarterly reporting requirement is subject to a $500
fine.
The bill requires the Colorado commission on criminal and
juvenile justice to study the development of a system to monitor and
report the information required in the bill in real time.

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