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Bill Detail: HB20-1409

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Title CDPHE Inspections Of Penal Institutions
Status Governor Signed (07/11/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
  • Immigration
House Sponsors A. Garnett (D)
A. Benavidez (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 06/03/2020
Description

Under current law, the department of public health and
environment (department) is charged with making annual sanitary,
sewerage, and health inspections of penal institutions. The bill defines
penal institutions and includes in that definition public and private
facilities that house noncitizens for civil immigration proceedings. The
bill specifically authorizes unannounced follow-up inspections by the

department.
For the 2020-21 fiscal year, the bill directs the department to make
the annual inspections of facilities that house noncitizens before January
1, 2021, and to submit its report to the governor and specified committees
of the general assembly.

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