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Bill: HB19-1030
Title: Unlawful Electronic Sexual Communication
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning creating the crime of unlawful electronic sexual communication.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusHouse Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (04/16/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsD. Roberts (D)
M. Soper (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/30/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill creates the crime of unlawful electronic sexual
communication. The bill prohibits a person who is in a position of trust
with respect to a child from communicating with that child through
electronic means and describing explicit sexual conduct in the
communication.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/30/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill creates the crime of unlawful electronic sexual
communication. The bill prohibits a person who is in a position of trust
with respect to a child from communicating with that child through
electronic means and describing explicit sexual conduct in the
communication.

House SponsorsD. Roberts (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate SponsorsB. Rankin (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusHouse Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (04/16/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsD. Roberts (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate SponsorsB. Rankin (R)
R. Zenzinger (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusHouse Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (04/16/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/30/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1030
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 58
No:  7
Yes: 33
No:  2
Yes: 51
No:  9
Yes: 40
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1042
Title: Extend Court Jurisdiction For Vulnerable Youth
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning expanding the jurisdiction of the courts for certain vulnerable youth.

Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial
- Immigration
StatusGovernor Signed (03/28/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsS. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/14/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill extends the jurisdiction of the court for guardianship
proceedings and proceedings concerning the allocation of parental
responsibilities for certain unmarried youth under 21 years of age who
meet the requirements for such orders, as well as criteria specified in the
bill, and who seek findings from the court that may support an application
for special immigrant juvenile classification under federal law.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/14/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill extends the jurisdiction of the court for guardianship
proceedings and proceedings concerning the allocation of parental
responsibilities for certain unmarried youth under 21 years of age who
meet the requirements for such orders, as well as criteria specified in the
bill, and who seek findings from the court that may support an application
for special immigrant juvenile classification under federal law.

House SponsorsS. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (03/28/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial
- Immigration
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsS. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (03/28/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/14/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1042
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 39
No:  23
Yes: 20
No:  12
Yes: 57
No:  0
Yes: 2
No:  35
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1051
Title: Colorado Department of Public Safety HumanTrafficking-related Training
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning human trafficking prevention training by the department of public safety.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/22/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
B. McLachlan (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/18/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill requires the division of criminal justice to provide human
trafficking training to law enforcement agencies and entities that provide
services to human trafficking victims. The training may include:
  • Train-the-trainer programs;
  • Direct trainings; and
  • Online training programs.

The training may be provided to law enforcement agencies,
organizations that provide direct services to human trafficking victims,
school personnel and parents or guardians of students, and any other
organization, agency, or group that would benefit from such training. The
training must be developed in consultation with the Colorado human
trafficking council. When considering requests for training, the division
should give priority to requests from areas of the state that have limited
access to training resources. Beginning in 2020, the council's annual
human trafficking report must include an update on the training provided.
The bill requires the Colorado school safety resource center to
include awareness and prevention of human trafficking in the materials
and training that it provides.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/18/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill requires the division of criminal justice to provide human
trafficking training to law enforcement agencies and entities that provide
services to human trafficking victims. The training may include:
  • Train-the-trainer programs;
  • Direct trainings; and
  • Online training programs.

The training may be provided to law enforcement agencies,
organizations that provide direct services to human trafficking victims,
school personnel and parents or guardians of students, and any other
organization, agency, or group that would benefit from such training. The
training must be developed in consultation with the Colorado human
trafficking council. When considering requests for training, the division
should give priority to requests from areas of the state that have limited
access to training resources. Beginning in 2020, the council's annual
human trafficking report must include an update on the training provided.
The bill requires the Colorado school safety resource center to
include awareness and prevention of human trafficking in the materials
and training that it provides.

House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
B. McLachlan (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Ginal (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/22/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
B. McLachlan (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Ginal (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/22/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/18/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1051
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 63
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 41
No:  0
Yes: 22
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1063
Title: At-risk Information Sharing Between County Departments
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary
Bill Subject- Human Services
StatusGovernor Signed (03/21/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsT. Kraft-Tharp (D)
C. Larson (R)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/29/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill allows adult protective services (APS) to access child
abuse or neglect records and reports when the information is necessary
for APS to adequately assess the safety, risk, or provision of services for

an at-risk adult.
The bill prohibits a substantiated perpetrator from receiving any
identifying information about the person who made a report of the
mistreatment or self-neglect of an at-risk adult.
The bill allows any person named as an at-risk adult in a report, or
the person's guardian or guardian ad litem, to access the report without a
court order. The disclosure must not include any identifying information
about the person who made the report. The bill requires a court order if
the substantiated perpetrator is the guardian of the at-risk adult.
The bill allows child protective services (CPS) to access
information about mistreatment or self-neglect of an at-risk adult, without
a court order, when the information is necessary for CPS to adequately
assess the safety, risk, or provision of services for a child.
The bill limits the disclosure of information shared from APS and
CPS to information regarding prior or current referrals, assessments,
investigations, or related case information involving an at-risk adult and
an alleged perpetrator.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/29/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill allows adult protective services (APS) to access child
abuse or neglect records and reports when the information is necessary
for APS to adequately assess the safety, risk, or provision of services for

an at-risk adult.
The bill prohibits a substantiated perpetrator from receiving any
identifying information about the person who made a report of the
mistreatment or self-neglect of an at-risk adult.
The bill allows any person named as an at-risk adult in a report, or
the person's guardian or guardian ad litem, to access the report without a
court order. The disclosure must not include any identifying information
about the person who made the report. The bill requires a court order if
the substantiated perpetrator is the guardian of the at-risk adult.
The bill allows child protective services (CPS) to access
information about mistreatment or self-neglect of an at-risk adult, without
a court order, when the information is necessary for CPS to adequately
assess the safety, risk, or provision of services for a child.
The bill limits the disclosure of information shared from APS and
CPS to information regarding prior or current referrals, assessments,
investigations, or related case information involving an at-risk adult and
an alleged perpetrator.

House SponsorsT. Kraft-Tharp (D)
C. Larson (R)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (03/21/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Human Services
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsT. Kraft-Tharp (D)
C. Larson (R)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (03/21/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/29/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1063
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 62
No:  2
Yes: 32
No:  0
Yes: 59
No:  0
Yes: 35
No:  2
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1064
Title: Victim Notification Criminal Proceedings
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (02/28/2019)
Senate Committee
House SponsorsT. Sullivan (D)
M. Baisley (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/02/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill eliminates requirements that victims must opt in to effect
their rights in criminal proceedings involving their alleged offender or
offender.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/02/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill eliminates requirements that victims must opt in to effect
their rights in criminal proceedings involving their alleged offender or
offender.

House SponsorsT. Sullivan (D)
M. Baisley (R)
Senate SponsorsM. Foote (D)
J. Cooke (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (02/28/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsT. Sullivan (D)
M. Baisley (R)
Senate SponsorsM. Foote (D)
J. Cooke (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (02/28/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/02/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1064
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1073
Title: Law Enforcement Information Sharing Grant Program
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the creation of the law enforcement, public safety, and criminal justice information sharing grant program.

Bill Subject- Local Government
- State Government
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (01/29/2019)
Senate Committee
House SponsorsA. Benavidez (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/28/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill creates the law enforcement, public safety, and criminal
justice information sharing grant program (grant program) within the
division of homeland security and emergency management (division) in
the department of public safety. The grant program provides grants to
assist local law enforcement agencies in gaining access to the

information-sharing system created by the Colorado information sharing
consortium (CISC). Grant recipients can use the money to pay for
computer hardware, software, and programming costs necessary to
connect to CISC's information-sharing systems. As a condition of each
grant, the grant recipient and CISC are required to ensure that the
information systems comply with federal data security requirements, and
that the law enforcement data and intelligence information that is shared
complies with federal regulations governing the use of criminal justice
information systems. The director of the division is required to
promulgate rules for the administration of the grant program.
The bill creates the law enforcement, public safety, and criminal
justice information sharing grant program fund, and directs the general
assembly to appropriate $1.9 million to the fund from the marijuana tax
cash fund for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/28/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill creates the law enforcement, public safety, and criminal
justice information sharing grant program (grant program) within the
division of homeland security and emergency management (division) in
the department of public safety. The grant program provides grants to
assist local law enforcement agencies in gaining access to the

information-sharing system created by the Colorado information sharing
consortium (CISC). Grant recipients can use the money to pay for
computer hardware, software, and programming costs necessary to
connect to CISC's information-sharing systems. As a condition of each
grant, the grant recipient and CISC are required to ensure that the
information systems comply with federal data security requirements, and
that the law enforcement data and intelligence information that is shared
complies with federal regulations governing the use of criminal justice
information systems. The director of the division is required to
promulgate rules for the administration of the grant program.
The bill creates the law enforcement, public safety, and criminal
justice information sharing grant program fund, and directs the general
assembly to appropriate $1.9 million to the fund from the marijuana tax
cash fund for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

House SponsorsA. Benavidez (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (01/29/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Local Government
- State Government
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsA. Benavidez (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (01/29/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/28/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1073
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1124
Title: Protect Colorado Residents From Federal Government Overreach
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning protecting Colorado's right to be free from certain federal mandates.

Bill Subject- Immigration
StatusHouse Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments (04/19/2019)
Senate Committee
House SponsorsS. Lontine (D)
A. Benavidez (D)
House CommitteeTransportation and Local Government
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/12/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill prohibits a department, agency, board, commission, or
officer or employee of the state or a political subdivision of the state from
using public funds or resources to assist in the enforcement of federal
civil immigration laws. The bill allows a state employee or employee of
a political subdivision of the state to cooperate or assist federal
immigration enforcement authorities in the execution of a warrant issued

by a federal judge or magistrate or honoring any writ issued by any state
or federal judge concerning the transfer of a prisoner to or from federal
custody.
The bill prohibits the state or a political subdivision of the state
from entering into any contractual agreement that would require an
employee to directly or indirectly assist in the enforcement of federal civil
immigration laws.
The bill prohibits federal immigration authorities access to the
secure areas of any city or county jail or other law enforcement facility for
the purpose of conducting investigative interviews or for any other
purpose related to the enforcement of federal civil immigration laws
unless federal immigration authorities present a warrant issued by a
federal judge or magistrate.
The bill prohibits a law enforcement officer from arresting or
detaining an individual solely on the basis of a civil immigration detainer.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/12/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill prohibits a department, agency, board, commission, or
officer or employee of the state or a political subdivision of the state from
using public funds or resources to assist in the enforcement of federal
civil immigration laws. The bill allows a state employee or employee of
a political subdivision of the state to cooperate or assist federal
immigration enforcement authorities in the execution of a warrant issued

by a federal judge or magistrate or honoring any writ issued by any state
or federal judge concerning the transfer of a prisoner to or from federal
custody.
The bill prohibits the state or a political subdivision of the state
from entering into any contractual agreement that would require an
employee to directly or indirectly assist in the enforcement of federal civil
immigration laws.
The bill prohibits federal immigration authorities access to the
secure areas of any city or county jail or other law enforcement facility for
the purpose of conducting investigative interviews or for any other
purpose related to the enforcement of federal civil immigration laws
unless federal immigration authorities present a warrant issued by a
federal judge or magistrate.
The bill prohibits a law enforcement officer from arresting or
detaining an individual solely on the basis of a civil immigration detainer.

House SponsorsS. Lontine (D)
A. Benavidez (D)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeTransportation and Local Government
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments (04/19/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Immigration
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsS. Lontine (D)
A. Benavidez (D)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeTransportation and Local Government
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments (04/19/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/12/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1124
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1133
Title: Colorado Child Abuse Response And Evaluation Network
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the creation of a Colorado child abuse response and evaluation network.

Bill Subject- Human Services
- Public Health
StatusSenate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations (04/19/2019)
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
House SponsorsY. Caraveo (D)
R. Pelton (R)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/12/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill establishes the Colorado child abuse response and
evaluation network (CARENetwork) to improve the provision of services
to children who are subject to physical or sexual abuse or neglect. The
department of public health and environment is to contract with a
nonprofit organization to act as a resource center. The bill specifies duties

of the resource center.
The bill also establishes a CARENetwork advisory committee and
specifies the membership and duties of the advisory committee.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/12/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill establishes the Colorado child abuse response and
evaluation network (CARENetwork) to improve the provision of services
to children who are subject to physical or sexual abuse or neglect. The
department of public health and environment is to contract with a
nonprofit organization to act as a resource center. The bill specifies duties

of the resource center.
The bill also establishes a CARENetwork advisory committee and
specifies the membership and duties of the advisory committee.

House SponsorsY. Caraveo (D)
R. Pelton (R)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
StatusSenate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations (04/19/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Human Services
- Public Health
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsY. Caraveo (D)
R. Pelton (R)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
StatusSenate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations (04/19/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/12/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1133
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 64
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 41
No:  0
Yes: 23
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1142
Title: Safe Family Option For Parents
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning creating an option for parents who seek to voluntarily delegate certain parental responsibilities to a safe family for a limited period of time without relinquishing legal custody of their child.

Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
StatusHouse Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations (03/28/2019)
Senate Committee
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
K. Ransom (R)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/25/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Under current law, a parent or guardian of a minor or incapacitated
person may delegate to another person power regarding care, custody, or
property of the minor or ward for up to 12 months by executing a power

of attorney.
The bill permits a parent or guardian to use the assistance of a
temporary care assistance program operated by a qualified nonprofit
organization to identify an appropriate and safe approved temporary
caregiver to whom the parent or guardian can choose to delegate
temporary care responsibility of a minor through a power of attorney.
The bill limits the duration of a power of attorney that delegates
temporary care responsibility of a minor to an approved temporary
caregiver to 6 months, though the parent or guardian can elect to execute
subsequent powers of attorney up to the maximum 12 months. The
12-month restriction does not apply to deployed or active duty military
members. The bill clarifies that such a power of attorney can be revoked
at any time and does not change legal rights or obligations existing
pursuant to a court order. The minor must be returned to the custody of
the parent or guardian within 48 hours after termination of the power of
attorney.
A temporary care assistance program is permitted to approve as a
temporary caregiver any person who:
  • Meets the standards prescribed by the temporary care
assistance program;
  • Satisfactorily completes required criminal and child abuse
and neglect background checks and sex offender
registration checks; and
  • Receives training conducted by the temporary care
assistance program.
The department of human services may investigate a temporary
care assistance program to ensure it is complying with the requirement to
conduct background checks on temporary caregivers. The department
may assess a fine of $1,000 for each violation of the requirement.
Employees of qualified nonprofit organizations are mandatory reporters
of child abuse and neglect.
A power of attorney that delegates temporary care responsibility
of a minor to an approved temporary caregiver does not constitute child
abuse or neglect, constitute placing the minor into foster care, or relieve
parents, guardians, or minors of rights and obligations pursuant to court
orders.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/25/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Under current law, a parent or guardian of a minor or incapacitated
person may delegate to another person power regarding care, custody, or
property of the minor or ward for up to 12 months by executing a power

of attorney.
The bill permits a parent or guardian to use the assistance of a
temporary care assistance program operated by a qualified nonprofit
organization to identify an appropriate and safe approved temporary
caregiver to whom the parent or guardian can choose to delegate
temporary care responsibility of a minor through a power of attorney.
The bill limits the duration of a power of attorney that delegates
temporary care responsibility of a minor to an approved temporary
caregiver to 6 months, though the parent or guardian can elect to execute
subsequent powers of attorney up to the maximum 12 months. The
12-month restriction does not apply to deployed or active duty military
members. The bill clarifies that such a power of attorney can be revoked
at any time and does not change legal rights or obligations existing
pursuant to a court order. The minor must be returned to the custody of
the parent or guardian within 48 hours after termination of the power of
attorney.
A temporary care assistance program is permitted to approve as a
temporary caregiver any person who:
  • Meets the standards prescribed by the temporary care
assistance program;
  • Satisfactorily completes required criminal and child abuse
and neglect background checks and sex offender
registration checks; and
  • Receives training conducted by the temporary care
assistance program.
The department of human services may investigate a temporary
care assistance program to ensure it is complying with the requirement to
conduct background checks on temporary caregivers. The department
may assess a fine of $1,000 for each violation of the requirement.
Employees of qualified nonprofit organizations are mandatory reporters
of child abuse and neglect.
A power of attorney that delegates temporary care responsibility
of a minor to an approved temporary caregiver does not constitute child
abuse or neglect, constitute placing the minor into foster care, or relieve
parents, guardians, or minors of rights and obligations pursuant to court
orders.

House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
K. Ransom (R)
Senate SponsorsD. Moreno (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations (03/28/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
K. Ransom (R)
Senate SponsorsD. Moreno (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations (03/28/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/25/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1142
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1144
Title: Court Facility Dog For Child Witness Testimony
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning allowing a court facility dog to accompany a child witness during testimony in trial proceedings.

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (02/12/2019)
Senate Committee
House SponsorsT. Sullivan (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/08/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill allows a court, upon motion of a party or upon its own
motion, to allow a child witness to testify during trial proceedings while
accompanied by a court facility dog.
The bill requires a court facility dog to have graduated from
training in providing support to witnesses testifying during trial
proceedings without causing a distraction during trial proceedings. The

training must be provided by a properly accredited organization.
The bill requires the court to instruct the jury on the role of the
court facility dog so that the presence of the court facility dog does not
improperly influence the jury.
The bill clarifies that nothing within the bill precludes or interferes
with the rights of a qualified individual with a disability who is
accompanied by a service animal pursuant to state or federal law.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/08/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill allows a court, upon motion of a party or upon its own
motion, to allow a child witness to testify during trial proceedings while
accompanied by a court facility dog.
The bill requires a court facility dog to have graduated from
training in providing support to witnesses testifying during trial
proceedings without causing a distraction during trial proceedings. The

training must be provided by a properly accredited organization.
The bill requires the court to instruct the jury on the role of the
court facility dog so that the presence of the court facility dog does not
improperly influence the jury.
The bill clarifies that nothing within the bill precludes or interferes
with the rights of a qualified individual with a disability who is
accompanied by a service animal pursuant to state or federal law.

House SponsorsT. Sullivan (D)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (02/12/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsT. Sullivan (D)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (02/12/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/08/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1144
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1148
Title: Change Maximum Criminal Penalty One Year To 364 Days
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning changing the maximum jail sentence for certain crimes from one year to three hundred sixty-four days.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusGovernor Signed (03/28/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/11/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Under current law, the maximum jail sentence for a class 2
misdemeanor, misdemeanors without a fixed statutory penalty, and
municipal ordinance violations is one year. The bill changes the
maximum jail sentence to 364 days.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/11/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Under current law, the maximum jail sentence for a class 2
misdemeanor, misdemeanors without a fixed statutory penalty, and
municipal ordinance violations is one year. The bill changes the
maximum jail sentence to 364 days.

House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Coram (R)
J. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (03/28/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Coram (R)
J. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (03/28/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/11/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1148
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 41
No:  21
Yes: 24
No:  11
Yes: 59
No:  0
Yes: 6
No:  32
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1149
Title: Age Of Delinquency Study
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning directing the age of delinquency task force of the Colorado commission on criminal and juvenile justice to study serving emerging adults in the juvenile justice system.

Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/12/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsS. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/06/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill directs the age of delinquency task force of the Colorado
commission on criminal and juvenile justice to study using juvenile
justice services and systems for adults 18 through 20 years of age

(emerging adults). The task force shall:
  • Compile data regarding all criminal filings in the state from
the last 3 years that data is available in which a defendant
is 18 through 20 years of age;
  • Study the established brain research for emerging adults,
study the data collected, study the potential impacts on the
division of youth services and youthful offender system if
they also served emerging adults, and make
recommendations to the general assembly regarding
appropriate uses of the juvenile justice system for emerging
adults; and
  • Create a report of the collected data and recommendations
for the judiciary committees of the house of representatives
and senate by March 31, 2020.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/06/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill directs the age of delinquency task force of the Colorado
commission on criminal and juvenile justice to study using juvenile
justice services and systems for adults 18 through 20 years of age

(emerging adults). The task force shall:
  • Compile data regarding all criminal filings in the state from
the last 3 years that data is available in which a defendant
is 18 through 20 years of age;
  • Study the established brain research for emerging adults,
study the data collected, study the potential impacts on the
division of youth services and youthful offender system if
they also served emerging adults, and make
recommendations to the general assembly regarding
appropriate uses of the juvenile justice system for emerging
adults; and
  • Create a report of the collected data and recommendations
for the judiciary committees of the house of representatives
and senate by March 31, 2020.

House SponsorsS. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/12/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsS. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/12/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/06/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1149
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 42
No:  22
Yes: 23
No:  9
Yes: 59
No:  0
Yes: 6
No:  31
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1155
Title: Additions To Definition Of Sexual Contact
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning adding certain conduct to the definition of sexual contact.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusGovernor Signed (04/04/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/08/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill adds the following conduct to the definition of sexual
contact for the purposes of defining sex crimes:
  • The knowing emission or ejaculation of seminal fluid onto
any body part of the victim or the clothing covering any
body part of the victim; and
  • Knowingly causing semen, blood, urine, feces , or a bodily

substance to contact any body part of the victim or the
clothing covering any body part of the victim if that contact
is for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification, or abuse.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/08/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill adds the following conduct to the definition of sexual
contact for the purposes of defining sex crimes:
  • The knowing emission or ejaculation of seminal fluid onto
any body part of the victim or the clothing covering any
body part of the victim; and
  • Knowingly causing semen, blood, urine, feces , or a bodily

substance to contact any body part of the victim or the
clothing covering any body part of the victim if that contact
is for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification, or abuse.

House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate SponsorsM. Foote (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (04/04/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate SponsorsM. Foote (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (04/04/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/08/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1155
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 62
No:  0
Yes: 29
No:  0
Yes: 57
No:  0
Yes: 34
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1166
Title: Name-based Criminal History Record Checks
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning name-based criminal history record checks, and, in connection therewith, requiring certain persons and entities to submit to a name-based criminal history record check as a condition of employment, appointment, registration, licensure, or certification.

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Labor & Employment
StatusSent to the Governor (04/08/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
C. Larson (R)
House CommitteeBusiness Affairs and Labor
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/11/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Current law requires certain people, including applicants for
certain licenses, employment, or volunteer activities, to undergo a

fingerprint-based criminal history record check. The bill adds the
requirement that the person submit to a name-based criminal history
record check when the fingerprint-based check reveals a record of arrest
but does not show a disposition in the case.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/11/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Current law requires certain people, including applicants for
certain licenses, employment, or volunteer activities, to undergo a

fingerprint-based criminal history record check. The bill adds the
requirement that the person submit to a name-based criminal history
record check when the fingerprint-based check reveals a record of arrest
but does not show a disposition in the case.

House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
C. Larson (R)
Senate SponsorsR. Zenzinger (D)
House CommitteeBusiness Affairs and Labor
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSent to the Governor (04/08/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Labor & Employment
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
C. Larson (R)
Senate SponsorsR. Zenzinger (D)
House CommitteeBusiness Affairs and Labor
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSent to the Governor (04/08/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/11/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1166
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 65
No:  0
Yes: 30
No:  0
Yes: 60
No:  0
Yes: 35
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1177
Title: Extreme Risk Protection Orders
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary Concerning creation of an extreme risk protection order.

 

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
StatusGovernor Signed (04/12/2019)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
House SponsorsA. Garnett (D)
T. Sullivan (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/01/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill creates the ability for a family or household member or a
law enforcement officer to petition the court for a temporary extreme risk
protection order (ERPO). The petitioner must establish by a
preponderance of the evidence that a person poses a significant risk to
self or others by having a firearm in his or her custody or control or by
possessing, purchasing, or receiving a firearm. The petitioner must submit
an affidavit signed under oath and penalty of perjury that sets forth facts
to support the issuance of a temporary ERPO and a reasonable basis for

believing they exist. The court must hold a temporary ERPO hearing in
person or by telephone on the day the petition is filed or on the court day
immediately following the day the petition is filed.
After issuance of a temporary ERPO, the court must schedule a
second hearing no later than 14 days following the issuance to determine
whether the issuance of a continuing ERPO is warranted. The court shall
appoint counsel to represent the respondent at the hearing. If a family or
household member or a law enforcement officer establishes by clear and
convincing evidence that a person poses a significant risk to self or others
by having a firearm in his or her custody or control or by possessing,
purchasing, or receiving a firearm, the court may issue a continuing
ERPO. The ERPO prohibits the respondent from possessing, controlling,
purchasing, or receiving a firearm for 364 days.
Upon issuance of the ERPO, the respondent shall surrender all of
his or her firearms and his or her concealed carry permit if the respondent
has one. The respondent may surrender his or her firearms either to a law
enforcement agency or a federally licensed firearms dealer. If a person
other than the respondent claims title to any firearms surrendered to law
enforcement, the firearm shall be returned to him or her.
The respondent can motion the court once during the 364-day
ERPO for a hearing to terminate the ERPO. The respondent has the
burden of proof at a termination hearing. The court shall terminate the
ERPO if the respondent establishes by clear and convincing evidence that
he or she no longer poses a significant risk of causing personal injury to
self or others by having in his or her custody or control a firearm or by
purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm. The court may continue
the hearing if the court cannot issue an order for termination at that time
but believes there is a strong possibility the court could issue a
termination order prior to the expiration of the ERPO.
The petitioner requesting the original ERPO may request an
extension of the ERPO before it expires. The petitioner must show by
clear and convincing evidence that the respondent continues to pose a
significant risk of causing personal injury to self or others by having a
firearm in his or her custody or control or by purchasing, possessing, or
receiving a firearm. If the ERPO expires or is terminated, all of the
respondent's firearms must be returned.
The bill requires the state court administrator to develop and
prepare standard petitions and ERPO forms. Additionally, the state court
administrator at the judicial department's State Measurement for
Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act
hearing shall provide statistics related to petitions for ERPOs.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/01/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill creates the ability for a family or household member or a
law enforcement officer to petition the court for a temporary extreme risk
protection order (ERPO). The petitioner must establish by a
preponderance of the evidence that a person poses a significant risk to
self or others by having a firearm in his or her custody or control or by
possessing, purchasing, or receiving a firearm. The petitioner must submit
an affidavit signed under oath and penalty of perjury that sets forth facts
to support the issuance of a temporary ERPO and a reasonable basis for

believing they exist. The court must hold a temporary ERPO hearing in
person or by telephone on the day the petition is filed or on the court day
immediately following the day the petition is filed.
After issuance of a temporary ERPO, the court must schedule a
second hearing no later than 14 days following the issuance to determine
whether the issuance of a continuing ERPO is warranted. The court shall
appoint counsel to represent the respondent at the hearing. If a family or
household member or a law enforcement officer establishes by clear and
convincing evidence that a person poses a significant risk to self or others
by having a firearm in his or her custody or control or by possessing,
purchasing, or receiving a firearm, the court may issue a continuing
ERPO. The ERPO prohibits the respondent from possessing, controlling,
purchasing, or receiving a firearm for 364 days.
Upon issuance of the ERPO, the respondent shall surrender all of
his or her firearms and his or her concealed carry permit if the respondent
has one. The respondent may surrender his or her firearms either to a law
enforcement agency or a federally licensed firearms dealer. If a person
other than the respondent claims title to any firearms surrendered to law
enforcement, the firearm shall be returned to him or her.
The respondent can motion the court once during the 364-day
ERPO for a hearing to terminate the ERPO. The respondent has the
burden of proof at a termination hearing. The court shall terminate the
ERPO if the respondent establishes by clear and convincing evidence that
he or she no longer poses a significant risk of causing personal injury to
self or others by having in his or her custody or control a firearm or by
purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm. The court may continue
the hearing if the court cannot issue an order for termination at that time
but believes there is a strong possibility the court could issue a
termination order prior to the expiration of the ERPO.
The petitioner requesting the original ERPO may request an
extension of the ERPO before it expires. The petitioner must show by
clear and convincing evidence that the respondent continues to pose a
significant risk of causing personal injury to self or others by having a
firearm in his or her custody or control or by purchasing, possessing, or
receiving a firearm. If the ERPO expires or is terminated, all of the
respondent's firearms must be returned.
The bill requires the state court administrator to develop and
prepare standard petitions and ERPO forms. Additionally, the state court
administrator at the judicial department's State Measurement for
Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act
hearing shall provide statistics related to petitions for ERPOs.

House SponsorsA. Garnett (D)
T. Sullivan (D)
Senate SponsorsL. Court (D)
B. Pettersen (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusGovernor Signed (04/12/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsA. Garnett (D)
T. Sullivan (D)
Senate SponsorsL. Court (D)
B. Pettersen (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusGovernor Signed (04/12/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/01/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1177
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 38
No:  26
Yes: 18
No:  17
Yes: 56
No:  3
Yes: 0
No:  40
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1205
Title: Reimburse Expenses Restorative Justice Council
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning allowing reimbursement for expenses for members of the restorative justice coordinating council.

Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/22/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsJ. Arndt (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/04/2019)
Category
Official Summary
Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/04/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary
House SponsorsJ. Arndt (D)
Senate SponsorsL. Court (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/22/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsJ. Arndt (D)
Senate SponsorsL. Court (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/22/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/04/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1205
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 61
No:  4
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 41
No:  0
Yes: 20
No:  4
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1220
Title: Court Facility Dog During Witness Testimony
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning allowing a court facility dog to accompany a witness during testimony.

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
StatusHouse Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (04/16/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsT. Sullivan (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/12/2019)
Category
Official Summary
Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/12/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary
House SponsorsT. Sullivan (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusHouse Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (04/16/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsT. Sullivan (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusHouse Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (04/16/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/12/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1220
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 63
No:  2
Yes: 30
No:  2
Yes: 60
No:  0
Yes: 33
No:  4
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1225
Title: No Monetary Bail For Certain Low-level Offenses
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning prohibiting the use of monetary bail for certain levels of offenses except in certain circumstances.

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSent to the Governor (04/22/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
M. Soper (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/14/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Under current law, the court is required to release a person charged
with a class 3 misdemeanor, petty offense, or unclassified offense on a
personal recognizance bond unless certain conditions exist. The bill
removes petty offenses from that requirement. The bill prohibits a court
from imposing a monetary condition of release for a defendant charged
with a traffic offense, petty offense, or municipal offense, except for a

traffic offense involving death or bodily injury, eluding a police officer,
circumventing an interlock device, or a municipal offense with
substantially similar elements to a state misdemeanor offense. The bill
does not prohibit a defendant's release based on a pretrial policy that
includes monetary conditions if the defendant is informed that he or she
would be released without monetary conditions if he or she waits for a
bond hearing. The bill does not prohibit issuance of a warrant with
monetary conditions of bond for a defendant who fails to appear in court
as required or who violates a condition of release.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/14/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Under current law, the court is required to release a person charged
with a class 3 misdemeanor, petty offense, or unclassified offense on a
personal recognizance bond unless certain conditions exist. The bill
removes petty offenses from that requirement. The bill prohibits a court
from imposing a monetary condition of release for a defendant charged
with a traffic offense, petty offense, or municipal offense, except for a

traffic offense involving death or bodily injury, eluding a police officer,
circumventing an interlock device, or a municipal offense with
substantially similar elements to a state misdemeanor offense. The bill
does not prohibit a defendant's release based on a pretrial policy that
includes monetary conditions if the defendant is informed that he or she
would be released without monetary conditions if he or she waits for a
bond hearing. The bill does not prohibit issuance of a warrant with
monetary conditions of bond for a defendant who fails to appear in court
as required or who violates a condition of release.

House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSent to the Governor (04/22/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSent to the Governor (04/22/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/14/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1225
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 64
No:  0
Yes: 33
No:  0
Yes: 59
No:  0
Yes: 38
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1226
Title: Bond Reform
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning changes to release on bond, and, in connection therewith, the development of a pretrial screening process and administrative order for release without any monetary conditions; creating a presumption of release with the least restrictive conditions and without monetary conditions; specifying the information the court considers when making determinations about type of bond and conditions of release; and a requirement for pretrial services programs throughout the state.

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusHouse Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/22/2019)
Senate Committee
House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
M. Soper (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/17/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Under current law, if a defendant is arrested for certain crimes and
the court determines that the public would be in significant peril if the
accused is released, the defendant is not bailable. The bill removes from
the list of crimes that are not bailable the crime of possession of a weapon
by a previous offender and sex assault crimes.
The bill requires each judicial district to develop:
  • A pretrial screening process; and
  • A chief judge administrative order specifying written
criteria for the immediate release of certain defendants
without any monetary conditions.
The office of the state court administrator shall develop statewide
standards and guidelines for the pretrial screening process and written
criteria for immediate release of certain defendants without any monetary
conditions.
The bill creates a presumption that a defendant should be released
with the least restrictive conditions possible and without monetary
conditions unless the court finds one or more of the following:
  • The person poses a substantial risk of danger to the safety
of any person or the community; or
  • There is a substantial risk that the person will not appear in
court as required; or
  • There is a substantial risk that the person will attempt to
obstruct the criminal process; and
  • There are no reasonable nonmonetary conditions of release
that reasonably assure:
  • The safety of any person or the community;
  • That the person will appear in court as required; or
  • That the person will not attempt to obstruct the
criminal justice process.
The bill requires the court to consider the results of empirically developed
and validated risk assessment instruction when making determinations
about the type of bond and conditions of release, but the assessment
cannot be the sole basis for the decision. The bill outlines the other
factors to consider in selecting the type of bond and conditions of release.
The bill delineates the types of bond that a court can set:
  • An unsecured personal recognizance bond, which may
include an amount specified by the court;
  • An unsecured personal recognizance bond with additional
nonmonetary conditions of release designed specifically to
reasonably ensure the appearance of the person in court and
the safety of any person or persons or the community;
  • A bond with secured monetary conditions; and
  • A bond with secured real estate conditions when the court
determined that release on an unsecured personal
recognizance bond without monetary conditions will not
reasonably ensure the appearance of the person in court or
the safety of any person or persons or the community.
The bill requires all counties and cities and counties to develop a
pretrial services program by July 1, 2020. A community advisory board
is established in each county or city and county to develop the plan for the
pretrial services program. The chief judge shall approve the plan
developed by the community advisory board prior to implementing and
starting the pretrial services program. The bill creates a funding program
to allow judicial districts to develop and sustain pretrial programs. The
office of the state court administrator shall develop minimum standards
for pretrial services programs, and the bill specifies other criteria for
pretrial services programs.
The bill specifies how a defendant, prosecuting attorney, or
bonding and release commissioner can ask for a review and modification
of bond.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/17/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Under current law, if a defendant is arrested for certain crimes and
the court determines that the public would be in significant peril if the
accused is released, the defendant is not bailable. The bill removes from
the list of crimes that are not bailable the crime of possession of a weapon
by a previous offender and sex assault crimes.
The bill requires each judicial district to develop:
  • A pretrial screening process; and
  • A chief judge administrative order specifying written
criteria for the immediate release of certain defendants
without any monetary conditions.
The office of the state court administrator shall develop statewide
standards and guidelines for the pretrial screening process and written
criteria for immediate release of certain defendants without any monetary
conditions.
The bill creates a presumption that a defendant should be released
with the least restrictive conditions possible and without monetary
conditions unless the court finds one or more of the following:
  • The person poses a substantial risk of danger to the safety
of any person or the community; or
  • There is a substantial risk that the person will not appear in
court as required; or
  • There is a substantial risk that the person will attempt to
obstruct the criminal process; and
  • There are no reasonable nonmonetary conditions of release
that reasonably assure:
  • The safety of any person or the community;
  • That the person will appear in court as required; or
  • That the person will not attempt to obstruct the
criminal justice process.
The bill requires the court to consider the results of empirically developed
and validated risk assessment instruction when making determinations
about the type of bond and conditions of release, but the assessment
cannot be the sole basis for the decision. The bill outlines the other
factors to consider in selecting the type of bond and conditions of release.
The bill delineates the types of bond that a court can set:
  • An unsecured personal recognizance bond, which may
include an amount specified by the court;
  • An unsecured personal recognizance bond with additional
nonmonetary conditions of release designed specifically to
reasonably ensure the appearance of the person in court and
the safety of any person or persons or the community;
  • A bond with secured monetary conditions; and
  • A bond with secured real estate conditions when the court
determined that release on an unsecured personal
recognizance bond without monetary conditions will not
reasonably ensure the appearance of the person in court or
the safety of any person or persons or the community.
The bill requires all counties and cities and counties to develop a
pretrial services program by July 1, 2020. A community advisory board
is established in each county or city and county to develop the plan for the
pretrial services program. The chief judge shall approve the plan
developed by the community advisory board prior to implementing and
starting the pretrial services program. The bill creates a funding program
to allow judicial districts to develop and sustain pretrial programs. The
office of the state court administrator shall develop minimum standards
for pretrial services programs, and the bill specifies other criteria for
pretrial services programs.
The bill specifies how a defendant, prosecuting attorney, or
bonding and release commissioner can ask for a review and modification
of bond.

House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/22/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/22/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/17/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1226
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1235
Title: Limit Encryption Of Dispatch Radio Communications
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning dispatch radio communications by governmental entities.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Local Government
- State Government
StatusHouse Committee on Transportation & Local Government Postpone Indefinitely (04/03/2019)
Senate Committee
House SponsorsK. Van Winkle (R)
House CommitteeTransportation and Local Government
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/02/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill requires each entity of the state government and each
entity of the government of each city, county, and city and county,
including special districts, (governmental entity) to broadcast its dispatch
radio communications without encryption such that the communications
may be monitored by commercially available radio receivers and scanners
or online; except that:

  • A governmental entity may encrypt all tactical radio
communications or investigative radio communications so
long as the encryption is necessary to preserve the tactical
integrity of an operation, protect the safety of law
enforcement officers or other emergency responders, or
prevent the destruction of property; and
  • An investigative unit of a governmental entity engaged in
the investigation of criminal conduct or potential criminal
conduct may encrypt its radio communications.
The bill does not restrict the encryptions of the department of
corrections or the division of youth services within the department of
human services.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/02/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill requires each entity of the state government and each
entity of the government of each city, county, and city and county,
including special districts, (governmental entity) to broadcast its dispatch
radio communications without encryption such that the communications
may be monitored by commercially available radio receivers and scanners
or online; except that:

  • A governmental entity may encrypt all tactical radio
communications or investigative radio communications so
long as the encryption is necessary to preserve the tactical
integrity of an operation, protect the safety of law
enforcement officers or other emergency responders, or
prevent the destruction of property; and
  • An investigative unit of a governmental entity engaged in
the investigation of criminal conduct or potential criminal
conduct may encrypt its radio communications.
The bill does not restrict the encryptions of the department of
corrections or the division of youth services within the department of
human services.

House SponsorsK. Van Winkle (R)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeTransportation and Local Government
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Transportation & Local Government Postpone Indefinitely (04/03/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Local Government
- State Government
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsK. Van Winkle (R)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeTransportation and Local Government
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Transportation & Local Government Postpone Indefinitely (04/03/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/02/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1235
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1250
Title: Sexual Assault While In Custody Or Detained
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning sex offenses committed by a peace officer.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations (04/22/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/20/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Under current law, sexual assault is a class 4 felony and unlawful
sexual contact is a class 1 misdemeanor subject to a modified sentencing
range as an extraordinary risk crime. When the offense is committed by
a peace officer, the bill classifies sexual assault as a class 3 felony and
unlawful sexual contact as a class 4 felony.
The bill creates the offense of unlawful sexual conduct by a peace
officer. A peace officer commits the offense when he or she knowingly
engages in sexual contact, sexual intrusion, or sexual penetration:

  • When the peace officer encounters the victim for the
purpose of law enforcement or in the performance of the
officer's duties;
  • When the peace officer knows at the time of the unlawful
sexual conduct that the victim is the subject of an active
investigation; or
  • When the peace officer makes any show of authority in
connection with the unlawful sexual conduct.
Unlawful sexual conduct by a peace officer is a class 4 felony
when the offense is committed by sexual contact and is a class 3 felony
when the offense is committed by sexual intrusion or sexual penetration.
An offender convicted of unlawful sexual conduct by a peace officer is
required to register as a sex offender. An offender convicted of class 3
felony unlawful sexual conduct by a peace officer is subject to lifetime
supervision.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/20/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Under current law, sexual assault is a class 4 felony and unlawful
sexual contact is a class 1 misdemeanor subject to a modified sentencing
range as an extraordinary risk crime. When the offense is committed by
a peace officer, the bill classifies sexual assault as a class 3 felony and
unlawful sexual contact as a class 4 felony.
The bill creates the offense of unlawful sexual conduct by a peace
officer. A peace officer commits the offense when he or she knowingly
engages in sexual contact, sexual intrusion, or sexual penetration:

  • When the peace officer encounters the victim for the
purpose of law enforcement or in the performance of the
officer's duties;
  • When the peace officer knows at the time of the unlawful
sexual conduct that the victim is the subject of an active
investigation; or
  • When the peace officer makes any show of authority in
connection with the unlawful sexual conduct.
Unlawful sexual conduct by a peace officer is a class 4 felony
when the offense is committed by sexual contact and is a class 3 felony
when the offense is committed by sexual intrusion or sexual penetration.
An offender convicted of unlawful sexual conduct by a peace officer is
required to register as a sex offender. An offender convicted of class 3
felony unlawful sexual conduct by a peace officer is subject to lifetime
supervision.

House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Danielson (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations (04/22/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Danielson (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations (04/22/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/20/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1250
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 59
No:  5
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 41
No:  0
Yes: 18
No:  5
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1251
Title: Age Of Marriage And Emancipation Procedure
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning only permitting the marriage of minors who are emancipated through a Colorado court emancipation procedure, and, in connection therewith, increasing the age of marriage to eighteen years of age unless the minor is emancipated and creating a statutory emancipation procedure.

Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial
StatusHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/28/2019)
Senate Committee
House SponsorsL. Landgraf (R)
C. Hansen (D)
House CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/26/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill permits the issuance of a marriage license only to a person

who is 18 years of age, unless the person is at least 16.5 years of age and
emancipated through a court procedure.
The bill creates a statutory procedure for the emancipation of
minors. The court may issue an order for emancipation if the minor has
attained 16.5 years of age at the time the order becomes effective, the
order is in the minor's best interests, and the court determines that the
minor has met the statutory requirements for emancipation, including but
not limited to the ability to support himself or herself and to manage his
or her own affairs.
The court shall provide a minor with information about rights and
responsibilities of emancipation and alternatives to emancipation and
shall appoint an attorney to serve as guardian ad litem for the minor to
investigate and report on the statutory criteria and the minor's best
interests.
The bill includes provisions relating to who may file a petition for
an order of emancipation, the contents of the petition, and the hearing
procedure and necessary court findings.
As a result of the statutory procedure, an emancipated minor is
considered to be 18 years of age and shall have all of the rights and
responsibilities of a person who is 18 years of age; except that an
emancipated minor is still subject to age restrictions relating to voting and
possession of tobacco products.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/26/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill permits the issuance of a marriage license only to a person

who is 18 years of age, unless the person is at least 16.5 years of age and
emancipated through a court procedure.
The bill creates a statutory procedure for the emancipation of
minors. The court may issue an order for emancipation if the minor has
attained 16.5 years of age at the time the order becomes effective, the
order is in the minor's best interests, and the court determines that the
minor has met the statutory requirements for emancipation, including but
not limited to the ability to support himself or herself and to manage his
or her own affairs.
The court shall provide a minor with information about rights and
responsibilities of emancipation and alternatives to emancipation and
shall appoint an attorney to serve as guardian ad litem for the minor to
investigate and report on the statutory criteria and the minor's best
interests.
The bill includes provisions relating to who may file a petition for
an order of emancipation, the contents of the petition, and the hearing
procedure and necessary court findings.
As a result of the statutory procedure, an emancipated minor is
considered to be 18 years of age and shall have all of the rights and
responsibilities of a person who is 18 years of age; except that an
emancipated minor is still subject to age restrictions relating to voting and
possession of tobacco products.

House SponsorsL. Landgraf (R)
C. Hansen (D)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/28/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsL. Landgraf (R)
C. Hansen (D)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/28/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/26/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1251
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1267
Title: Penalties For Failure To Pay Wages
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning criminal offenses for failure to pay wages, and, in connection therewith, implementing recommendations from the Colorado human trafficking council.

Bill Subject- Business & Economic Development
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSenate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/18/2019)
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
M. Froelich (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/28/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Under existing law, an employer who willfully refuses to pay a
wage claim, or falsely denies the amount of a wage claim, or the validity
thereof, or that the same is due, with intent to secure any discount or

underpayment of such unpaid wage or with intent to annoy, harass,
oppress, hinder, delay, or defraud the person who is owed wages (wage
theft), is guilty of a misdemeanor.
The bill prohibits wage theft with the intent to coerce a person who
is owed wages. The bill defines wage theft as theft, which is a felony
when the theft is of an amount greater than $2,000.
The bill removes the exemption from criminal penalties for an
employer who is unable to pay wages or compensation because of a
chapter 7 bankruptcy action or other court action resulting in the
employer having limited control over his or her assets. The bill includes
in the definition of employee any person who performs work that is an
integral part of the employer's business and includes in the definition of
employer foreign labor contractors, officers or agents of an employer
entity, and any person acting directly or indirectly in the interest of an
employer in relation to an employee.
Under existing law, an employer who pays an employee a wage
less than the minimum wage is guilty of a misdemeanor. Under the bill,
a person who willfully pays a wage less than the minimum commits theft,
which is a felony when the theft is of an amount greater than $2,000.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/28/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Under existing law, an employer who willfully refuses to pay a
wage claim, or falsely denies the amount of a wage claim, or the validity
thereof, or that the same is due, with intent to secure any discount or

underpayment of such unpaid wage or with intent to annoy, harass,
oppress, hinder, delay, or defraud the person who is owed wages (wage
theft), is guilty of a misdemeanor.
The bill prohibits wage theft with the intent to coerce a person who
is owed wages. The bill defines wage theft as theft, which is a felony
when the theft is of an amount greater than $2,000.
The bill removes the exemption from criminal penalties for an
employer who is unable to pay wages or compensation because of a
chapter 7 bankruptcy action or other court action resulting in the
employer having limited control over his or her assets. The bill includes
in the definition of employee any person who performs work that is an
integral part of the employer's business and includes in the definition of
employer foreign labor contractors, officers or agents of an employer
entity, and any person acting directly or indirectly in the interest of an
employer in relation to an employee.
Under existing law, an employer who pays an employee a wage
less than the minimum wage is guilty of a misdemeanor. Under the bill,
a person who willfully pays a wage less than the minimum commits theft,
which is a felony when the theft is of an amount greater than $2,000.

House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
M. Froelich (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Danielson (D)
R. Rodriguez (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
StatusSenate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/18/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Business & Economic Development
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
M. Froelich (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Danielson (D)
R. Rodriguez (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
StatusSenate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/18/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/28/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1267
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 64
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 41
No:  0
Yes: 23
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1275
Title: Increased Eligibility For Criminal Record Sealing
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning increased eligibility for the sealing of criminal justice records by individuals who are not under supervision.

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusHouse Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations (04/19/2019)
Senate Committee
House SponsorsM. Weissman (D)
M. Soper (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/11/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill repeals and reenacts the statutes related to sealing criminal
justice records. The bill creates a simplified process to seal criminal
justice records when:
  • A case against a defendant is completely dismissed because
the defendant is acquitted of all counts in the case;

  • The defendant completes a diversion agreement when a
criminal case has been filed; or
  • The defendant completes a deferred judgment and sentence
and all counts are dismissed.
The court seals those records within the criminal case without requiring
the defendant to file a separate civil action.
The bill allows a defendant to petition for sealing criminal justice
records when there is a criminal conviction and without requiring the
defendant to file a separate civil action as follows:
  • If the offense is a petty offense or a drug petty offense, the
motion may be filed one year after the later of the date of
the final disposition of all criminal proceedings against the
defendant or the release of the defendant from supervision
concerning a criminal conviction. The court seals the
records if the defendant has not been convicted of a
criminal offense since the later of the above dates.
  • If the offense is a class 2 or 3 misdemeanor or any drug
misdemeanor, the motion may be filed 2 years after the
later of the date of the final disposition of all criminal
proceedings against the defendant or the release of the
defendant from supervision concerning a criminal
conviction. The district attorney can object to the sealing.
If the district attorney does not object, the court seals the
case if the defendant has not been convicted of a criminal
offense since the later of the above dates. If the district
attorney objects, the court makes the determination after a
hearing.
  • If the offense is a class 4, 5, or 6 felony, a level 3 or 4 drug
felony, or a class 1 misdemeanor, the motion may be filed
3 years after the later of the date of the final disposition of
all criminal proceedings against the defendant or the
release of the defendant from supervision concerning a
criminal conviction. The district attorney can object to the
sealing. If the district attorney does not object, the court
seals the case if the defendant has not been convicted of a
criminal offense since the later of the above dates. If the
district attorney objects, the court makes the determination
after a hearing and considering the district attorney's
position.
  • For all other offenses, the petition may be filed 5 years
after the later of the date of the final disposition of all
criminal proceedings against the defendant or the release of
the defendant from supervision concerning a criminal
conviction. The district attorney can object to the sealing.
If the district attorney does not object, the court seals the
case if the defendant has not been convicted of a criminal
offense since the later of the above dates. If the district
attorney objects, the court makes the determination after a
hearing and considering the district attorney's position.
The bill specifies the offenses for which sealing is not eligible. The bill
retains the specific record sealing provisions for when no charges are
filed and for victims of human trafficking, municipal offenses, and
posting intimate photos of a person offenses.
The bill creates a process for a person with multiple conviction
records that are eligible for sealing due to an intervening conviction to
petition the court in a civil proceeding to have the records sealed. The
district attorney has an opportunity to object, and if the district attorney
objects, the court sets the matter for hearing to determine whether to seal
the records.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/11/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill repeals and reenacts the statutes related to sealing criminal
justice records. The bill creates a simplified process to seal criminal
justice records when:
  • A case against a defendant is completely dismissed because
the defendant is acquitted of all counts in the case;

  • The defendant completes a diversion agreement when a
criminal case has been filed; or
  • The defendant completes a deferred judgment and sentence
and all counts are dismissed.
The court seals those records within the criminal case without requiring
the defendant to file a separate civil action.
The bill allows a defendant to petition for sealing criminal justice
records when there is a criminal conviction and without requiring the
defendant to file a separate civil action as follows:
  • If the offense is a petty offense or a drug petty offense, the
motion may be filed one year after the later of the date of
the final disposition of all criminal proceedings against the
defendant or the release of the defendant from supervision
concerning a criminal conviction. The court seals the
records if the defendant has not been convicted of a
criminal offense since the later of the above dates.
  • If the offense is a class 2 or 3 misdemeanor or any drug
misdemeanor, the motion may be filed 2 years after the
later of the date of the final disposition of all criminal
proceedings against the defendant or the release of the
defendant from supervision concerning a criminal
conviction. The district attorney can object to the sealing.
If the district attorney does not object, the court seals the
case if the defendant has not been convicted of a criminal
offense since the later of the above dates. If the district
attorney objects, the court makes the determination after a
hearing.
  • If the offense is a class 4, 5, or 6 felony, a level 3 or 4 drug
felony, or a class 1 misdemeanor, the motion may be filed
3 years after the later of the date of the final disposition of
all criminal proceedings against the defendant or the
release of the defendant from supervision concerning a
criminal conviction. The district attorney can object to the
sealing. If the district attorney does not object, the court
seals the case if the defendant has not been convicted of a
criminal offense since the later of the above dates. If the
district attorney objects, the court makes the determination
after a hearing and considering the district attorney's
position.
  • For all other offenses, the petition may be filed 5 years
after the later of the date of the final disposition of all
criminal proceedings against the defendant or the release of
the defendant from supervision concerning a criminal
conviction. The district attorney can object to the sealing.
If the district attorney does not object, the court seals the
case if the defendant has not been convicted of a criminal
offense since the later of the above dates. If the district
attorney objects, the court makes the determination after a
hearing and considering the district attorney's position.
The bill specifies the offenses for which sealing is not eligible. The bill
retains the specific record sealing provisions for when no charges are
filed and for victims of human trafficking, municipal offenses, and
posting intimate photos of a person offenses.
The bill creates a process for a person with multiple conviction
records that are eligible for sealing due to an intervening conviction to
petition the court in a civil proceeding to have the records sealed. The
district attorney has an opportunity to object, and if the district attorney
objects, the court sets the matter for hearing to determine whether to seal
the records.

House SponsorsM. Weissman (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations (04/19/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsM. Weissman (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations (04/19/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/11/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1275
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1282
Title: Court-appointed Special Advocate Program Oversight
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning administration of the court-appointed special advocate program.

Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (04/09/2019)
Senate Committee
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/19/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Under existing law, the office of the child's representative oversees
court-appointed special advocate (CASA) programs and is authorized to
enter into an agreement with a nonprofit entity to provide coordination
and support of CASA activities in Colorado. The bill moves statewide
oversight of CASA programs and the authority to enter into an agreement
with a nonprofit entity to the state court administrator.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/19/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Under existing law, the office of the child's representative oversees
court-appointed special advocate (CASA) programs and is authorized to
enter into an agreement with a nonprofit entity to provide coordination
and support of CASA activities in Colorado. The bill moves statewide
oversight of CASA programs and the authority to enter into an agreement
with a nonprofit entity to the state court administrator.

House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (04/09/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (04/09/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/19/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1282
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1310
Title: Interest On Orders Of Restitution
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning interest on orders of restitution.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (04/16/2019)
Senate Committee
House SponsorsJ. Melton (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/22/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Under current law, simple interest accrues on orders of restitution
at the rate of 8% per annum. The bill lowers the rate to 3% per annum.
The bill also provides that interest on an order of restitution does not
accrue while the defendant is:
  • In the custody of the department of corrections or a jail; or
  • Current on any agreement to make periodic payments.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/22/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Under current law, simple interest accrues on orders of restitution
at the rate of 8% per annum. The bill lowers the rate to 3% per annum.
The bill also provides that interest on an order of restitution does not
accrue while the defendant is:
  • In the custody of the department of corrections or a jail; or
  • Current on any agreement to make periodic payments.

House SponsorsJ. Melton (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (04/16/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsJ. Melton (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (04/16/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/22/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1310
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1315
Title: Admissibility Of Statements By A Juvenile
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the admissibility of statements by a juvenile.

Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusHouse Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/19/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsS. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/16/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Under current law, statements by a juvenile concerning delinquent
acts committed by the juvenile are admissible against the juvenile so long
as the juvenile is accompanied by one or more specified adults during the
advisement of constitutional rights and during the interrogation. A court
decision found this to be legally sufficient even if the adult was shown to
have an interest adverse to the juvenile. Under the bill, if an issue
concerning the adult's adverse interest is raised, the prosecution must
prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the person conducting the

interrogation reasonably believed that the adult did not have an interest
adverse to the juvenile and helped safeguard the juvenile's constitutional
rights during the interrogation.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/16/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Under current law, statements by a juvenile concerning delinquent
acts committed by the juvenile are admissible against the juvenile so long
as the juvenile is accompanied by one or more specified adults during the
advisement of constitutional rights and during the interrogation. A court
decision found this to be legally sufficient even if the adult was shown to
have an interest adverse to the juvenile. Under the bill, if an issue
concerning the adult's adverse interest is raised, the prosecution must
prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the person conducting the

interrogation reasonably believed that the adult did not have an interest
adverse to the juvenile and helped safeguard the juvenile's constitutional
rights during the interrogation.

House SponsorsS. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusHouse Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/19/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsS. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusHouse Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/19/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/16/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1315
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 53
No:  11
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 40
No:  0
Yes: 13
No:  11
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB19-1316
Title: Modernizing Marriage Laws For Minors
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning modernizing marriage laws related to minors.

Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/22/2019)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
House SponsorsL. Landgraf (R)
C. Hansen (D)
House CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/10/2019)
Category
Official Summary
Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/10/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary
House SponsorsL. Landgraf (R)
C. Hansen (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Cooke (R)
F. Winter (D)
House CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/22/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsL. Landgraf (R)
C. Hansen (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Cooke (R)
F. Winter (D)
House CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/22/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/10/2019)
Votes on Bill HB19-1316
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 57
No:  7
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 40
No:  0
Yes: 17
No:  7
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-007
Title: Prevent Sexual Misconduct At Higher Ed Campuses
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the prevention of sexual misconduct on higher education campuses.

Bill Subject- Higher Education
StatusSenate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/18/2019)
Senate CommitteeEducation
House SponsorsJ. Buckner (D)
B. McLachlan (D)
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/15/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill requires each institution of higher education (institution)
to adopt, periodically review, and update a policy on sexual misconduct
(policy). The bill establishes minimum requirements for the policies,
including reporting options, procedures for investigations and
adjudications, and protections for involved persons. Institutions shall
promote the policy by posting information on their websites and annually

distributing the policy and information.
Institutions are required to provide training on awareness and
prevention of sexual misconduct, the policy, and resources available to
discuss such misconduct.
The bill requires institutions to report to the department of higher
education (department) on their policies and training, and the department
shall post the reports on its website.
The department is to host biennial summits on sexual misconduct
on institution campuses to facilitate communication, share information,
and hear from experts. The bill identifies the membership of the planning
committee for the summits. The planning committees are to report to
specified committees of the general assembly on the summits.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/15/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill requires each institution of higher education (institution)
to adopt, periodically review, and update a policy on sexual misconduct
(policy). The bill establishes minimum requirements for the policies,
including reporting options, procedures for investigations and
adjudications, and protections for involved persons. Institutions shall
promote the policy by posting information on their websites and annually

distributing the policy and information.
Institutions are required to provide training on awareness and
prevention of sexual misconduct, the policy, and resources available to
discuss such misconduct.
The bill requires institutions to report to the department of higher
education (department) on their policies and training, and the department
shall post the reports on its website.
The department is to host biennial summits on sexual misconduct
on institution campuses to facilitate communication, share information,
and hear from experts. The bill identifies the membership of the planning
committee for the summits. The planning committees are to report to
specified committees of the general assembly on the summits.

House SponsorsJ. Buckner (D)
B. McLachlan (D)
Senate SponsorsB. Pettersen (D)
F. Winter (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeEducation
StatusSenate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/18/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Higher Education
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsJ. Buckner (D)
B. McLachlan (D)
Senate SponsorsB. Pettersen (D)
F. Winter (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeEducation
StatusSenate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/18/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/15/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-007
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-026
Title: Postconviction Remedy Proceedings
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning postconviction remedy proceedings.

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (01/23/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House Sponsors
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/22/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill prohibits a defendant from bringing a second or
subsequent claim for postconviction remedy on the grounds of ineffective
assistance of counsel in a prior postconviction proceeding.
The bill creates discovery procedures for postconviction remedy
hearings.
In the event a motion for postconviction remedy is denied, the bill
requires the court to enter a judgment against the defendant for the
amount of the costs of prosecution, the amount of the cost of care, and

any fine imposed. Furthermore, the bill allows the court to assess against
the defendant the costs of transporting and housing the defendant from
another facility to appear in court on a motion for postconviction remedy.
The bill prohibits the state public defender or an attorney who
contracts with the office of alternate defense counsel from representing
or advising a defendant on a second or subsequent claim for
postconviction remedy, unless the motion is based upon newly discovered
evidence of innocence.
The bill requires the state public defender and an attorney who
contracts with the office of alternate defense counsel to retain records
related to the representation of defendants for 7 years, or until the
defendant's death, if the defendant was convicted of a class 1 felony.
The bill limits the time period that a defendant may collaterally
attack the validity of the conviction or adjudication to 5 years.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/22/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill prohibits a defendant from bringing a second or
subsequent claim for postconviction remedy on the grounds of ineffective
assistance of counsel in a prior postconviction proceeding.
The bill creates discovery procedures for postconviction remedy
hearings.
In the event a motion for postconviction remedy is denied, the bill
requires the court to enter a judgment against the defendant for the
amount of the costs of prosecution, the amount of the cost of care, and

any fine imposed. Furthermore, the bill allows the court to assess against
the defendant the costs of transporting and housing the defendant from
another facility to appear in court on a motion for postconviction remedy.
The bill prohibits the state public defender or an attorney who
contracts with the office of alternate defense counsel from representing
or advising a defendant on a second or subsequent claim for
postconviction remedy, unless the motion is based upon newly discovered
evidence of innocence.
The bill requires the state public defender and an attorney who
contracts with the office of alternate defense counsel to retain records
related to the representation of defendants for 7 years, or until the
defendant's death, if the defendant was convicted of a class 1 felony.
The bill limits the time period that a defendant may collaterally
attack the validity of the conviction or adjudication to 5 years.

House Sponsors
Senate SponsorsJ. Cooke (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (01/23/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House Sponsors
Senate SponsorsJ. Cooke (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (01/23/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/22/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-026
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-027
Title: County Authority Unclaimed Body Final Disposition
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning authorization for a county to use any lawful method to give final disposition to an unclaimed dead body.

Bill Subject-
- Local Government
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (04/11/2019)
Senate CommitteeLocal Government
House SponsorsD. Valdez (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/01/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Current law requires a county to bury an unclaimed dead body
after following certain procedures. The bill authorizes the county to also
cremate the body or use any lawful method of final disposition. The bill
also harmonizes conflicts in existing law to the standards required by the
final disposition statute.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/01/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Current law requires a county to bury an unclaimed dead body
after following certain procedures. The bill authorizes the county to also
cremate the body or use any lawful method of final disposition. The bill
also harmonizes conflicts in existing law to the standards required by the
final disposition statute.

House SponsorsD. Valdez (D)
Senate SponsorsL. Crowder (R)
F. Winter (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeLocal Government
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (04/11/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject-
- Local Government
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsD. Valdez (D)
Senate SponsorsL. Crowder (R)
F. Winter (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeLocal Government
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (04/11/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/01/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-027
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 35
No:  0
Yes: 19
No:  0
Yes: 16
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-030
Title: Remedying Improper Guilty Pleas
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning a remedy for improperly entered guilty pleas.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/17/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsK. Tipper (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/09/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill finds that some criminal defendants who, when they
entered a guilty plea in connection with a deferred judgment, were not
advised that there may be additional penalties that attach to the plea even
if the plea is later withdrawn and the case is dismissed. These defendants
did not knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily enter the plea of guilty
as required by law. The bill authorizes these persons to petition the court
for an order vacating the guilty plea.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/09/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill finds that some criminal defendants who, when they
entered a guilty plea in connection with a deferred judgment, were not
advised that there may be additional penalties that attach to the plea even
if the plea is later withdrawn and the case is dismissed. These defendants
did not knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily enter the plea of guilty
as required by law. The bill authorizes these persons to petition the court
for an order vacating the guilty plea.

House SponsorsK. Tipper (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/17/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsK. Tipper (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/17/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/09/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-030
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 24
No:  11
Yes: 19
No:  0
Yes: 5
No:  11
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-043
Title: Increasing Number Of District Court Judges
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning an increase in the number of district court judges in certain judicial districts.

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
StatusGovernor Signed (03/21/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
L. Herod (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/25/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill increases by one the number of district court judges in the
first, eighth, tenth, thirteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, and twenty-first
judicial districts; by 2 in the fourth and nineteenth judicial districts; and
by 4 in the second judicial district.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/25/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill increases by one the number of district court judges in the
first, eighth, tenth, thirteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, and twenty-first
judicial districts; by 2 in the fourth and nineteenth judicial districts; and
by 4 in the second judicial district.

House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
L. Herod (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (03/21/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
L. Herod (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (03/21/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/25/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-043
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 61
No:  3
Yes: 34
No:  0
Yes: 58
No:  1
Yes: 37
No:  2
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-049
Title: Statute Of Limitation Failure Report Child Abuse
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning increasing the statute of limitations for certain failure to report child sexual abuse crimes.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusGovernor Signed (03/28/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsD. Michaelson Jenet (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/25/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill makes the statute of limitations 5 years for failure to report
child abuse when a child makes a verbal or written allegation of unlawful
sexual behavior to a mandatory reporter.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/25/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill makes the statute of limitations 5 years for failure to report
child abuse when a child makes a verbal or written allegation of unlawful
sexual behavior to a mandatory reporter.

House SponsorsD. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (03/28/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsD. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (03/28/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/25/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-049
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 65
No:  0
Yes: 31
No:  3
Yes: 60
No:  0
Yes: 36
No:  3
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-064
Title: Retain Criminal Justice Programs Funding
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning retention of criminal justice programs funding.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusHouse Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/17/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsM. Weissman (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/25/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Currently money appropriated but unspent for the
community-based reentry grant program, the crime victims grant program,
the justice reinvestment crime prevention grant program, and the justice
reinvestment crime prevention small business program (programs) reverts
to the general fund at the end of the fiscal year. The bill creates cash
funds for each of the programs so that money for the programs is
appropriated into the cash funds and unspent money is available for
spending in future years. Currently, the justice reinvestment crime

prevention initiative is scheduled for repeal on September 1, 2020. The
bill extends the repeal date to September 1, 2023.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/25/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Currently money appropriated but unspent for the
community-based reentry grant program, the crime victims grant program,
the justice reinvestment crime prevention grant program, and the justice
reinvestment crime prevention small business program (programs) reverts
to the general fund at the end of the fiscal year. The bill creates cash
funds for each of the programs so that money for the programs is
appropriated into the cash funds and unspent money is available for
spending in future years. Currently, the justice reinvestment crime

prevention initiative is scheduled for repeal on September 1, 2020. The
bill extends the repeal date to September 1, 2023.

House SponsorsM. Weissman (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusHouse Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/17/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsM. Weissman (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusHouse Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/17/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/25/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-064
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 53
No:  9
Yes: 35
No:  0
Yes: 60
No:  0
Yes: 28
No:  9
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-071
Title: Child Hearsay Exception
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary Concerning expanding the admission of out-of-court statements of a child.  
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
StatusGovernor Signed (03/21/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsD. Roberts (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/05/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill amends the statutory exception to the hearsay rule to admit
an out-of-court statement made by a child if certain conditions are
satisfied:
  • Any criminal or delinquency proceeding in which the child
(a person under 13 years of age) is alleged to have been a
victim; or

  • Any criminal, delinquency, or civil proceeding in which the
child describes all or part of an offense of unlawful sexual
behavior.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/05/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill amends the statutory exception to the hearsay rule to admit
an out-of-court statement made by a child if certain conditions are
satisfied:
  • Any criminal or delinquency proceeding in which the child
(a person under 13 years of age) is alleged to have been a
victim; or

  • Any criminal, delinquency, or civil proceeding in which the
child describes all or part of an offense of unlawful sexual
behavior.

House SponsorsD. Roberts (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (03/21/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsD. Roberts (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (03/21/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/05/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-071
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 63
No:  0
Yes: 34
No:  0
Yes: 59
No:  0
Yes: 38
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-100
Title: Unauthorized Disclosure Of Intimate Images Act
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the creation of the "Uniform Civil Remedies for Unauthorized Disclosure of Intimate Images Act".

Bill Subject- Civil Law
StatusGovernor Signed (04/08/2019)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
House SponsorsK. Tipper (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/05/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Colorado Commission on Uniform State Laws. The bill creates
the Uniform Civil Remedies for Unauthorized Disclosure of Intimate
Images Act. An individual whose body is shown in whole or in part in
an intimate image and who has suffered harm from a person's intentional
disclosure or threatened disclosure of that intimate image without the
depicted individual's consent has a cause of action against that person if

the person knew:
  • The depicted individual did not consent to the disclosure;
  • The intimate image was private; and
  • The depicted individual was identifiable.
The bill provides an exception to the civil action if the disclosure is made
in good faith under various circumstances or if the person disclosing the
image is a parent or guardian and has not disclosed the image for
purposes of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, humiliation, degradation,
or monetary or commercial gain.
A successful plaintiff may recover:
  • The greater of:
  • Economic and noneconomic damages proximately
caused by the defendant's disclosures or threatened
disclosures, including damages for emotional
distress whether or not accompanied by other
damages; or
  • Statutory damages not to exceed $10,000 against
each defendant found liable for all disclosures or
threatened disclosures by the defendant;
  • An amount equal to the gain made by the defendant from
disclosure of the intimate image if applicable;
  • Punitive damages;
  • Reasonable attorney fees and costs; and
  • Additional relief, including injunctive relief.
The civil action has a 4-year statute of limitation.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/05/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Colorado Commission on Uniform State Laws. The bill creates
the Uniform Civil Remedies for Unauthorized Disclosure of Intimate
Images Act. An individual whose body is shown in whole or in part in
an intimate image and who has suffered harm from a person's intentional
disclosure or threatened disclosure of that intimate image without the
depicted individual's consent has a cause of action against that person if

the person knew:
  • The depicted individual did not consent to the disclosure;
  • The intimate image was private; and
  • The depicted individual was identifiable.
The bill provides an exception to the civil action if the disclosure is made
in good faith under various circumstances or if the person disclosing the
image is a parent or guardian and has not disclosed the image for
purposes of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, humiliation, degradation,
or monetary or commercial gain.
A successful plaintiff may recover:
  • The greater of:
  • Economic and noneconomic damages proximately
caused by the defendant's disclosures or threatened
disclosures, including damages for emotional
distress whether or not accompanied by other
damages; or
  • Statutory damages not to exceed $10,000 against
each defendant found liable for all disclosures or
threatened disclosures by the defendant;
  • An amount equal to the gain made by the defendant from
disclosure of the intimate image if applicable;
  • Punitive damages;
  • Reasonable attorney fees and costs; and
  • Additional relief, including injunctive relief.
The civil action has a 4-year statute of limitation.

House SponsorsK. Tipper (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Gardner (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusGovernor Signed (04/08/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Civil Law
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsK. Tipper (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Gardner (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusGovernor Signed (04/08/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/05/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-100
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 64
No:  0
Yes: 34
No:  0
Yes: 60
No:  0
Yes: 38
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-108
Title: Juvenile Justice Reform
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning changes to improve outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system.

Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
StatusSenate Committee on Legislative Council Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/18/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsD. Michaelson Jenet (D)
M. Soper (R)
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/08/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill establishes a committee on juvenile justice reform
(committee) in the governor's office and establishes its membership. The
bill specifies duties of the committee including:
  • Adopting a validated risk and needs assessment tool to be

used by juvenile courts, the division of youth services
(DYS), juvenile probation, and the parole department;
  • Selecting a mental health screening tool for juvenile
offenders;
  • Selecting a validated risk screening tool to be used by
district attorneys in determining a juvenile's eligibility for
diversion;
  • Selecting a vendor to assist in the implementation of and
provide training on the tools; and
  • Developing plans for measuring the effectiveness of the
tools.
Under current law, there is a working group under DYS on
detention of juvenile offenders and alternative services to detention. The
bill adds to the working group's duties that it must:
  • Adopt a research-based detention screening instrument,
develop a plan for training on the new instrument, and
submit a report on the use of the new instrument;
  • Establish criteria for the alternative services and report on
the effectiveness of the alternative services; and
  • Adopt a form affidavit for parents and guardians to
complete.
The bill requires district attorney's offices to use the risk screening
tools and the results of the tools in determining a juvenile's eligibility for
diversion and need for services. It specifies grounds that may not be used
to deny diversion and directs the division of criminal justice to collect
data and report on juvenile diversion programs.
The bill restricts removing a juvenile from the custody of a parent,
unless the detention screening is conducted and specified findings are
made, and directs that unless physical restriction is required, custody of
the juvenile is given to kin or another person. It limits which juveniles
may be placed in detention. In releasing a juvenile from detention, the bill
requires the juvenile court to use the detention screening instrument.
For juvenile probation, the bill requires the state court
administrator to:
  • Develop a statewide system of graduated responses and
incentives to change a juvenile's behavior and address
violations; and
  • Develop statewide standards for juvenile probation
supervision and services and provide annual training on the
standards.
The bill makes conforming amendments.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/08/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill establishes a committee on juvenile justice reform
(committee) in the governor's office and establishes its membership. The
bill specifies duties of the committee including:
  • Adopting a validated risk and needs assessment tool to be

used by juvenile courts, the division of youth services
(DYS), juvenile probation, and the parole department;
  • Selecting a mental health screening tool for juvenile
offenders;
  • Selecting a validated risk screening tool to be used by
district attorneys in determining a juvenile's eligibility for
diversion;
  • Selecting a vendor to assist in the implementation of and
provide training on the tools; and
  • Developing plans for measuring the effectiveness of the
tools.
Under current law, there is a working group under DYS on
detention of juvenile offenders and alternative services to detention. The
bill adds to the working group's duties that it must:
  • Adopt a research-based detention screening instrument,
develop a plan for training on the new instrument, and
submit a report on the use of the new instrument;
  • Establish criteria for the alternative services and report on
the effectiveness of the alternative services; and
  • Adopt a form affidavit for parents and guardians to
complete.
The bill requires district attorney's offices to use the risk screening
tools and the results of the tools in determining a juvenile's eligibility for
diversion and need for services. It specifies grounds that may not be used
to deny diversion and directs the division of criminal justice to collect
data and report on juvenile diversion programs.
The bill restricts removing a juvenile from the custody of a parent,
unless the detention screening is conducted and specified findings are
made, and directs that unless physical restriction is required, custody of
the juvenile is given to kin or another person. It limits which juveniles
may be placed in detention. In releasing a juvenile from detention, the bill
requires the juvenile court to use the detention screening instrument.
For juvenile probation, the bill requires the state court
administrator to:
  • Develop a statewide system of graduated responses and
incentives to change a juvenile's behavior and address
violations; and
  • Develop statewide standards for juvenile probation
supervision and services and provide annual training on the
standards.
The bill makes conforming amendments.

House SponsorsD. Michaelson Jenet (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Committee on Legislative Council Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/18/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsD. Michaelson Jenet (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Committee on Legislative Council Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/18/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/08/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-108
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-136
Title: Expand Division Youth Services Pilot Program
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning an expansion of the pilot program in the division of youth services.

Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/19/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsS. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/03/2019)
Category
Official Summary

There is currently a pilot program to aid in the establishment of a
division-wide therapeutic and rehabilitative culture (pilot program) in the
division of youth services that operates in one location. The bill expands
the pilot program to a second location and requires a second evaluation
and report on the pilot program.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/03/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

There is currently a pilot program to aid in the establishment of a
division-wide therapeutic and rehabilitative culture (pilot program) in the
division of youth services that operates in one location. The bill expands
the pilot program to a second location and requires a second evaluation
and report on the pilot program.

House SponsorsS. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/19/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsS. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/19/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/03/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-136
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 34
No:  1
Yes: 19
No:  0
Yes: 15
No:  1
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-143
Title: Parole Changes
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning changes related to parole release to alleviate prison population issues.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (04/18/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/10/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill creates a new correctional facility level designation for
transition centers that are used to enhance successful reintegration into
the community.
Under current law, there are prison population measures that can
be used when the vacancy rate drops below 2 percent. The bill changes
the rate to 3 percent and adds a new measure. The new measure allows

the department to submit a list of inmates who meet a specified eligibility
criteria, have an approved parole plan, and have been assessed to be less
than high risk to the parole board for a file review.
For technical parole violations related to possession of a deadly
weapon, refusing or failing to comply with the requirements of sex
offender treatment, absconding or willful failure to appear, unlawful
contact with a victim, or willful tampering or removal of an electronic
monitoring device, the bill allows the parole board to revoke parole and
place the inmate back in prison for up to the remainder of the inmate's
parole. For technical violations that do not involve the above conduct, the
bill does not allow the parole board to revoke the inmate back to prison
but can require programming at a transition center.
If an inmate meets criteria and has an approved parole plan, has
been assessed low or very low risk, and parole guidelines recommend
release, the parole board may deny parole only by a majority vote of the
full board.
The bill provides an inmate released from prison without
supervision the right to access reentry services for up to one year from the
date of discharge.
The bill requires the parole board to table a parole release decision
if it finds the inmate's parole plan is inadequate and to require a new
parole plan within 30 days.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/10/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill creates a new correctional facility level designation for
transition centers that are used to enhance successful reintegration into
the community.
Under current law, there are prison population measures that can
be used when the vacancy rate drops below 2 percent. The bill changes
the rate to 3 percent and adds a new measure. The new measure allows

the department to submit a list of inmates who meet a specified eligibility
criteria, have an approved parole plan, and have been assessed to be less
than high risk to the parole board for a file review.
For technical parole violations related to possession of a deadly
weapon, refusing or failing to comply with the requirements of sex
offender treatment, absconding or willful failure to appear, unlawful
contact with a victim, or willful tampering or removal of an electronic
monitoring device, the bill allows the parole board to revoke parole and
place the inmate back in prison for up to the remainder of the inmate's
parole. For technical violations that do not involve the above conduct, the
bill does not allow the parole board to revoke the inmate back to prison
but can require programming at a transition center.
If an inmate meets criteria and has an approved parole plan, has
been assessed low or very low risk, and parole guidelines recommend
release, the parole board may deny parole only by a majority vote of the
full board.
The bill provides an inmate released from prison without
supervision the right to access reentry services for up to one year from the
date of discharge.
The bill requires the parole board to table a parole release decision
if it finds the inmate's parole plan is inadequate and to require a new
parole plan within 30 days.

House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (04/18/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (04/18/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/10/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-143
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 31
No:  4
Yes: 19
No:  0
Yes: 12
No:  4
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-149
Title: Sunset Human Trafficking Council
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the continuation of the Colorado human trafficking council.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/17/2019)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
House SponsorsM. Froelich (D)
House CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/19/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Sunset Process - State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Committee. The bill continues the Colorado human trafficking council
until September 1, 2024.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/19/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Sunset Process - State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Committee. The bill continues the Colorado human trafficking council
until September 1, 2024.

House SponsorsM. Froelich (D)
Senate SponsorsV. Marble (R)
L. Garcia (D)
House CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/17/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsM. Froelich (D)
Senate SponsorsV. Marble (R)
L. Garcia (D)
House CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/17/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/19/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-149
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 34
No:  0
Yes: 18
No:  0
Yes: 16
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-163
Title: Sunset Cold Case Task Force
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the continuation of the cold case task force, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2018 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations (04/18/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsR. Galindo (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/15/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Sunset Process - Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill
implements the recommendation in the department of regulatory agencies'
sunset review of the cold case task force by continuing the task force until

2032.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/15/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Sunset Process - Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill
implements the recommendation in the department of regulatory agencies'
sunset review of the cold case task force by continuing the task force until

2032.

House SponsorsR. Galindo (D)
Senate SponsorsV. Marble (R)
B. Pettersen (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations (04/18/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsR. Galindo (D)
Senate SponsorsV. Marble (R)
B. Pettersen (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations (04/18/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/15/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-163
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 32
No:  0
Yes: 19
No:  0
Yes: 13
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-165
Title: Increase Parole Board Membership
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the membership of the state board of parole.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/19/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsK. Ransom (R)
C. Hansen (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/11/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Under existing law, the state parole board (board) is comprised of
7 members. Two members have experience in law enforcement, and one
has experience in offender management. The remaining 4 members must
have experience in a relevant field. The bill increases the board's
membership to 9 members. The 2 additional members must have
experience in a relevant field.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/11/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Under existing law, the state parole board (board) is comprised of
7 members. Two members have experience in law enforcement, and one
has experience in offender management. The remaining 4 members must
have experience in a relevant field. The bill increases the board's
membership to 9 members. The 2 additional members must have
experience in a relevant field.

House SponsorsK. Ransom (R)
C. Hansen (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Rodriguez (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/19/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsK. Ransom (R)
C. Hansen (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Rodriguez (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/19/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/11/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-165
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 34
No:  1
Yes: 19
No:  0
Yes: 15
No:  1
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-182
Title: Repeal The Death Penalty
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the repeal of the death penalty by the general assembly.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSenate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/04/2019 - No Amendments (04/02/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsJ. Arndt (D)
A. Benavidez (D)
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/05/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill repeals the death penalty in Colorado for offenses charged
on or after July 1, 2019, and makes conforming amendments.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/05/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill repeals the death penalty in Colorado for offenses charged
on or after July 1, 2019, and makes conforming amendments.

House SponsorsJ. Arndt (D)
A. Benavidez (D)
Senate SponsorsA. Williams (D)
J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/04/2019 - No Amendments (04/02/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsJ. Arndt (D)
A. Benavidez (D)
Senate SponsorsA. Williams (D)
J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Second Reading Laid Over to 05/04/2019 - No Amendments (04/02/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/05/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-182
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-185
Title: Protections For Minor Human Trafficking Victims
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning protections for minor human trafficking victims, and, in connection therewith, requiring a post-enactment review of the implementation of this act.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusHouse Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/19/2019)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
House SponsorsL. Landgraf (R)
D. Roberts (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/15/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill clarifies definitions in the Colorado Children's Code
concerning victims of human trafficking of a minor for involuntary
servitude and for sexual servitude.

The bill creates immunity for a violation of a prostitution-related
offense if probable cause exists to believe that a minor was a victim of
either human trafficking of a minor for involuntary servitude or for sexual
servitude.
The bill establishes an affirmative defense for all criminal
violations, except class 1 felonies, if a minor proves that he or she was:
  • A victim of human trafficking of a minor for involuntary
servitude or sexual servitude; and
  • Forced or coerced into engaging in the criminal acts.
The bill also requires a minor who engages in prostitution-related
conduct to be referred to the county department of human or social
services or the child abuse and that if a law enforcement officer
encounters such a minor and there is probable cause to believe that the
minor was a victim of human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude,
the officer shall report the suspected violation to the county department
of human or social services or the child abuse hotline.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/15/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill clarifies definitions in the Colorado Children's Code
concerning victims of human trafficking of a minor for involuntary
servitude and for sexual servitude.

The bill creates immunity for a violation of a prostitution-related
offense if probable cause exists to believe that a minor was a victim of
either human trafficking of a minor for involuntary servitude or for sexual
servitude.
The bill establishes an affirmative defense for all criminal
violations, except class 1 felonies, if a minor proves that he or she was:
  • A victim of human trafficking of a minor for involuntary
servitude or sexual servitude; and
  • Forced or coerced into engaging in the criminal acts.
The bill also requires a minor who engages in prostitution-related
conduct to be referred to the county department of human or social
services or the child abuse and that if a law enforcement officer
encounters such a minor and there is probable cause to believe that the
minor was a victim of human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude,
the officer shall report the suspected violation to the county department
of human or social services or the child abuse hotline.

House SponsorsL. Landgraf (R)
D. Roberts (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusHouse Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/19/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsL. Landgraf (R)
D. Roberts (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
StatusHouse Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/19/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/15/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-185
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 64
No:  0
Yes: 33
No:  0
Yes: 58
No:  0
Yes: 39
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-187
Title: Commissions On Judicial Performance
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning commissions on judicial performance.

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole (04/18/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsH. McKean (R)
S. Bird (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/12/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Currently, senior judges are evaluated by the state commission on
judicial performance. The bill repeals this provision and makes
conforming amendments.
Under current law, for a vacancy on a state or district commission
on judicial performance, if the appointing authority does not appoint a
replacement within 45 days after the vacancy arises, the governor
appoints a replacement member of the commission. The bill changes this
from the governor to the state commission.

The bill clarifies language concerning persons who are offered
surveys and repeals mention of specific groups for whom the judicial
department does not have the information to send the surveys
electronically.
For rules of the state commission on judicial performance, the bill
clarifies that they may provide for a matrix or scorecard to evaluate a
judge or justice and repeals the requirement that the rules contain a
threshold for deciding whether a judge or justice meets a performance
standard.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/12/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Currently, senior judges are evaluated by the state commission on
judicial performance. The bill repeals this provision and makes
conforming amendments.
Under current law, for a vacancy on a state or district commission
on judicial performance, if the appointing authority does not appoint a
replacement within 45 days after the vacancy arises, the governor
appoints a replacement member of the commission. The bill changes this
from the governor to the state commission.

The bill clarifies language concerning persons who are offered
surveys and repeals mention of specific groups for whom the judicial
department does not have the information to send the surveys
electronically.
For rules of the state commission on judicial performance, the bill
clarifies that they may provide for a matrix or scorecard to evaluate a
judge or justice and repeals the requirement that the rules contain a
threshold for deciding whether a judge or justice meets a performance
standard.

House SponsorsH. McKean (R)
S. Bird (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole (04/18/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsH. McKean (R)
S. Bird (D)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole (04/18/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/12/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-187
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 35
No:  0
Yes: 19
No:  0
Yes: 16
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-188
Title: FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the creation of a family and medical leave insurance program.

Bill Subject- Labor & Employment
- State Government
StatusSenate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/22/2019 - No Amendments (04/18/2019)
Senate CommitteeBusiness, Labor and Technology
House SponsorsM. Gray (D)
M. Duran (D)
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/15/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill creates the family and medical leave insurance (FAMLI)
program and the division of family and medical leave insurance (division)
in the department of labor and employment to provide partial wage
replacement benefits to an eligible individual who takes leave from work:
  • To care for a new child or a family member with a serious
health condition;

  • Because the eligible individual is unable to work due to the
individual's own serious health condition or because the
individual or a family member is the victim of abusive
behavior; or
  • Due to certain needs arising from a family member's active
duty service.
Each employee and employer in the state will pay one-half the cost
of a premium as specified in the bill, which premium is based on a
percentage of the employee's yearly wages. The premiums are deposited
into the family and medical leave insurance fund, and family and medical
leave benefits are paid to eligible individuals from the fund. The division
is established as an enterprise, and premiums paid into the fund are not
considered state revenues for purposes of the taxpayer's bill of rights
(TABOR).

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/15/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill creates the family and medical leave insurance (FAMLI)
program and the division of family and medical leave insurance (division)
in the department of labor and employment to provide partial wage
replacement benefits to an eligible individual who takes leave from work:
  • To care for a new child or a family member with a serious
health condition;

  • Because the eligible individual is unable to work due to the
individual's own serious health condition or because the
individual or a family member is the victim of abusive
behavior; or
  • Due to certain needs arising from a family member's active
duty service.
Each employee and employer in the state will pay one-half the cost
of a premium as specified in the bill, which premium is based on a
percentage of the employee's yearly wages. The premiums are deposited
into the family and medical leave insurance fund, and family and medical
leave benefits are paid to eligible individuals from the fund. The division
is established as an enterprise, and premiums paid into the fund are not
considered state revenues for purposes of the taxpayer's bill of rights
(TABOR).

House SponsorsM. Gray (D)
M. Duran (D)
Senate SponsorsA. Williams (D)
F. Winter (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeBusiness, Labor and Technology
StatusSenate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/22/2019 - No Amendments (04/18/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Labor & Employment
- State Government
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsM. Gray (D)
M. Duran (D)
Senate SponsorsA. Williams (D)
F. Winter (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeBusiness, Labor and Technology
StatusSenate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/22/2019 - No Amendments (04/18/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/15/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-188
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-191
Title: Prompt Pretrial Liberty And Fairness
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning defendants' rights related to pretrial bond.

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/22/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/03/2019)
Category
Official Summary

The bill creates rights for defendants related to release on bond as
follows:
  • A court has to hold a bond setting hearing for a defendant
within 48 hours after the defendant's arrest;
  • Unless extraordinary circumstances exist, a defendant must
be allowed to post bond within 2 hours after the sheriff
receives the bond information from the court;
  • Unless extraordinary circumstances exist, a defendant

cannot be charged more than a $10 bond processing fee and
not charged any additional transaction fees including kiosk
fees; except that a standard credit card processing fee may
be charged when a credit card is used;
  • Unless extraordinary circumstances exist, the custodian of
a jail has to release a defendant within 2 hours after the
defendant has posted bond; and
  • If a defendant has been granted bond and can meet the
terms of the bond, the court shall release the defendant
even if the defendant is unable to pay a fee or cost.
Under current law, a defendant's bond deposit can be applied to
court costs, fees, fines, restitution, or surcharges owed by the defendant.
The bill allows application of the bond if the defendant posted the bond
and agrees in writing to allow it to be used for such purposes. The bill
prohibits that application if the bond was posted by a third party.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/03/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill creates rights for defendants related to release on bond as
follows:
  • A court has to hold a bond setting hearing for a defendant
within 48 hours after the defendant's arrest;
  • Unless extraordinary circumstances exist, a defendant must
be allowed to post bond within 2 hours after the sheriff
receives the bond information from the court;
  • Unless extraordinary circumstances exist, a defendant

cannot be charged more than a $10 bond processing fee and
not charged any additional transaction fees including kiosk
fees; except that a standard credit card processing fee may
be charged when a credit card is used;
  • Unless extraordinary circumstances exist, the custodian of
a jail has to release a defendant within 2 hours after the
defendant has posted bond; and
  • If a defendant has been granted bond and can meet the
terms of the bond, the court shall release the defendant
even if the defendant is unable to pay a fee or cost.
Under current law, a defendant's bond deposit can be applied to
court costs, fees, fines, restitution, or surcharges owed by the defendant.
The bill allows application of the bond if the defendant posted the bond
and agrees in writing to allow it to be used for such purposes. The bill
prohibits that application if the bond was posted by a third party.

House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
Senate SponsorsV. Marble (R)
J. Bridges (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/22/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
Senate SponsorsV. Marble (R)
J. Bridges (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/22/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/03/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-191
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-210
Title: Juvenile Detention Beds
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning juvenile detention beds, and, in connection therewith, reducing appropriations.

Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
StatusGovernor Signed (04/16/2019)
Senate CommitteeAppropriations
House SponsorsK. Ransom (R)
House CommitteeAppropriations
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/25/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Joint Budget Committee. Under current law, the cap on the
number of juvenile detention beds is 382. For the 2019-20 and future state
fiscal years, the bill lowers the cap to 327.
The division of youth services is directed to submit a report to the
joint budget committee concerning statutory and rule changes and the
financing necessary to create flexibility in the allocation of juvenile

detention beds among judicial districts.
The bill reduces appropriations to reflect the lowering of the cap.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/25/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Joint Budget Committee. Under current law, the cap on the
number of juvenile detention beds is 382. For the 2019-20 and future state
fiscal years, the bill lowers the cap to 327.
The division of youth services is directed to submit a report to the
joint budget committee concerning statutory and rule changes and the
financing necessary to create flexibility in the allocation of juvenile

detention beds among judicial districts.
The bill reduces appropriations to reflect the lowering of the cap.

House SponsorsK. Ransom (R)
Senate SponsorsD. Moreno (D)
House CommitteeAppropriations
Senate CommitteeAppropriations
StatusGovernor Signed (04/16/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsK. Ransom (R)
Senate SponsorsD. Moreno (D)
House CommitteeAppropriations
Senate CommitteeAppropriations
StatusGovernor Signed (04/16/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/25/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-210
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 63
No:  1
Yes: 35
No:  0
Yes: 60
No:  0
Yes: 38
No:  1
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-211
Title: Mental Health Criminal Diversion Program
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning changes to the mental health criminal justice diversion programs, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusGovernor Signed (04/16/2019)
Senate CommitteeAppropriations
House SponsorsD. Esgar (D)
House CommitteeAppropriations
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/25/2019)
Category
Official Summary

Joint Budget Committee. In 2018, the general assembly
established the mental health criminal justice diversion pilot program
(pilot program) and the mental health criminal justice grant program
(grant program). The bill extends the grant program an additional year
and removes the cap on the total of all grants awarded per year. The bill

also requires the state court administrator to provide reports to specified
committees of the general assembly concerning both the pilot program
and the grant program.
The bill appropriates money to the judicial department for the
grant program.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/25/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Joint Budget Committee. In 2018, the general assembly
established the mental health criminal justice diversion pilot program
(pilot program) and the mental health criminal justice grant program
(grant program). The bill extends the grant program an additional year
and removes the cap on the total of all grants awarded per year. The bill

also requires the state court administrator to provide reports to specified
committees of the general assembly concerning both the pilot program
and the grant program.
The bill appropriates money to the judicial department for the
grant program.

House SponsorsD. Esgar (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Moreno (D)
House CommitteeAppropriations
Senate CommitteeAppropriations
StatusGovernor Signed (04/16/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsD. Esgar (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Moreno (D)
House CommitteeAppropriations
Senate CommitteeAppropriations
StatusGovernor Signed (04/16/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/25/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-211
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 57
No:  7
Yes: 35
No:  0
Yes: 60
No:  0
Yes: 32
No:  7
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: SB19-223
Title: Actions Related To Competency To Proceed
Position
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning actions related to competency to proceed.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Human Services
StatusSenate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/19/2019)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsM. Weissman (D)
L. Landgraf (R)
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/17/2019)
Category
Official Summary

When a defendant's competency to proceed is raised, the bill:
  • Changes the timing of various matters;
  • Clarifies where restoration services are to be provided;
  • Increases the role of the court liaisons;
  • Expands the requirements for a competency evaluation
report; and
  • Clarifies when defendants are to be released following an
evaluation or restoration services.

The bill requires the department of human services to:
  • Develop an electronic system to track the status of
defendants for whom competency to proceed has been
raised;
  • Convene a group of experts to create a placement guideline
for use in determining where restoration services should be
provided; and
  • Partner with an institution of higher education to develop
and provide training in competency evaluations.
On and after January 1, 2020, competency evaluators are required
to have attended training. District attorneys, public defenders, and
alternate defense counsel are also to receive training on competency to
proceed.

Hearing Time
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/17/2019)
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

When a defendant's competency to proceed is raised, the bill:
  • Changes the timing of various matters;
  • Clarifies where restoration services are to be provided;
  • Increases the role of the court liaisons;
  • Expands the requirements for a competency evaluation
report; and
  • Clarifies when defendants are to be released following an
evaluation or restoration services.

The bill requires the department of human services to:
  • Develop an electronic system to track the status of
defendants for whom competency to proceed has been
raised;
  • Convene a group of experts to create a placement guideline
for use in determining where restoration services should be
provided; and
  • Partner with an institution of higher education to develop
and provide training in competency evaluations.
On and after January 1, 2020, competency evaluators are required
to have attended training. District attorneys, public defenders, and
alternate defense counsel are also to receive training on competency to
proceed.

House SponsorsM. Weissman (D)
L. Landgraf (R)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/19/2019)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Human Services
Hearing Date
Hearing Room
Hearing Time
House SponsorsM. Weissman (D)
L. Landgraf (R)
Senate SponsorsP. Lee (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/19/2019)
Comment
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/17/2019)
Votes on Bill SB19-223
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

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