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Bill Detail: SB22-150

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Title Missing And Murdered Indigenous Relatives
Status Governor Signed (06/08/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
  • State Government
House Sponsors L. Herod (D)
M. Duran (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Danielson (D)
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 03/08/2022
Summary

The bill establishes the office of liaison for missing and murdered
indigenous relatives (office) in the department of public safety
(department). The bill lists the office's duties, which include assisting

with missing indigenous persons investigations and homicide cases
involving indigenous victims; taking measures to address issues relating
to missing or murdered indigenous persons; and providing assistance to
families of victims. Office personnel have access to criminal justice
records and medical, coroner, and laboratory records in the custody of a
state or local agency that are relevant and necessary for the office to
perform its duties.
A community volunteer advisory board (board) is established in
the office to identify and advise the office on areas of concern regarding
missing or murdered indigenous relatives and issues of collaborative
efforts related to missing or murdered indigenous relatives. The executive
director appoints members to the board. Members are not office
personnel.
In carrying out its duties, the office is required to collaborate with
the Colorado commission of Indian affairs; federally recognized tribes;
state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies; and indigenous-led
organizations. The office must publish on its public website an overview
of missing and murdered indigenous persons injustice.
The bill requires the Colorado bureau of investigation (bureau) to
work with the office and federal, state, tribal, and local law enforcement
agencies for the efficient investigation of missing or murdered indigenous
persons. The bureau must operate a clearinghouse database on missing
indigenous persons from Colorado and prepare an annual report on
information about missing or murdered indigenous persons. The bureau
is required to operate a missing indigenous person alert program.
The bill requires peace officers to receive training concerning
issues relating to missing or murdered indigenous persons. The peace
officer standards and training board must work with the office to develop
and facilitate the training.
The bill requires a law enforcement agency that receives a report
of a missing indigenous person to notify the bureau.

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