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Bill Detail: HB21-1215

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Title Expansion Of Justice Crime Prevention Initiative
Status Governor Signed (06/17/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors R. Holtorf (R)
D. Ortiz (D)
Senate Sponsors P. Lee (D)
D. Hisey (R)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 03/05/2021

The justice reinvestment crime prevention initiative (initiative),
administered by the Colorado department of local affairs in the division
of local government (department), incorporates programs that expand

small business lending and provide grants aimed at reducing crime and
promoting community development in certain target communities.
Effective October 1, 2021, the bill:
  • Expands the initiative to a statewide program; and
  • Adds a small business grant program for formerly
incarcerated persons (program) to the initiative.
The bill requires the department to work with the Colorado
department of corrections and the Colorado office of economic
development in developing and implementing the program. The program
shall include:
  • A training program in business, finance, and
entrepreneurship for formerly incarcerated persons;
  • A small business grant for formerly incarcerated persons
who have completed the training program and are selected
by the department through a rigorous application process;
  • An ongoing consulting program in business, finance, and
entrepreneurship for the selected grant recipients.
Selected grant recipients are eligible for the consulting program for
at least one year from selection. The grants are funded from the general
fund and are limited to no more than $50,000 per selected grant recipient
per year.

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