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Bill Detail: SB22-099

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Title Sealing Criminal Records
Status Governor Signed (05/31/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Courts & Judicial
House Sponsors C. Larson (R)
K. Tipper (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Hisey (R)
R. Rodriguez (D)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 02/01/2022

The bill requires a consumer reporting agency, upon written
request from a consumer, to disclose to each consumer whose report
contains information from criminal justice records:

  • Each source from which the agency compiled the
information; and
  • The date on which the information was requested.
Currently, there is a process that allows for automatic sealing of
criminal justice records for certain drug offenses. The bill extends that
automatic sealing to all of the offenses, including civil infractions, that
allow the defendant to petition the court for sealing criminal justice
records that are not subject to the victims rights act. The bill streamlines
the automatic record sealing process. The bill requires the state court
administrator to produce an annual report regarding automatic record
The bill makes it an unfair employment practice to discharge or
refuse to promote a person based solely on the contents of a sealed
criminal record and makes it an unfair housing practice to refuse to show,
sell, transfer, rent, or lease housing based on the contents of a sealed
criminal record.
The bill requires the Colorado bureau of investigation to produce
an annual report regarding record sealing.
The bill makes clarifying and organizational changes to the record
sealing statutes.

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