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Bill: HB18-1018
Title: Human Trafficking Commercial Driver's License
Position
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CCW Summary

Concerning a requirement that education to prevent human trafficking be included in the training to obtain a commercial driver's license.

Bill Subject- Transportation & Motor Vehicles
StatusGovernor Signed (04/12/2018)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
D. Jackson (D)
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/11/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/11/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Transportation Legislation Review Committee. The bill
requires that the training to obtain a commercial driver's license contain
education to prevent human trafficking. The department of revenue must
collaborate with organizations that specialize in the recognition and
prevention of human trafficking, and other state agencies. The department

must also publish information about human trafficking for commercial
driver's license holders and trainees.

House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
D. Jackson (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Zenzinger (D)
J. Cooke (R)
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
StatusGovernor Signed (04/12/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1018
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 54
No:  11
Yes: 23
No:  12
Yes: 51
No:  0
Yes: 25
No:  22
Yes: 0
No:  1

Bill: HB18-1029
Title: Lowering Mandatory Parole From 5 Years To 3 Years
Position
Hearing Time
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CCW Summary

Concerning lowering the period of mandatory parole from five years to three years for certain felony offenses.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSent to the Governor (04/16/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsM. Weissman (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/07/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/07/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Sentencing in the Criminal Justice System Interim Study
Committee. Under current law, the length of a mandatory parole sentence
for a class 2 and 3 felony is 5 years. The bill lowers the length of
mandatory parole for a class 2 and 3 felony to 3 years.

House SponsorsM. Weissman (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Lundberg (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSent to the Governor (04/16/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1029
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 50
No:  15
Yes: 28
No:  6
Yes: 50
No:  0
Yes: 26
No:  21
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: HB18-1040
Title: Inmate Treatment Incentive Plans
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning incentives to provide inmates with needed services.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/16/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsA. Benavidez (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/05/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/05/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment
of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and
Juvenile Justice Systems.
The bill requires the department of corrections
to institute an incentive plan to contract for more mental health
professionals in difficult-to-serve geographic areas if the number of
inmates who need a treatment or service in the area exceeds the number

of available spaces by 20%.

House SponsorsA. Benavidez (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/16/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1040
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 52
No:  9
Yes: 32
No:  3
Yes: 50
No:  0
Yes: 33
No:  12
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: HB18-1044
Title: Colorado Children's Trust Fund Act
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the 'Colorado Children's Trust Fund Act'.

Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Human Services
- Public Health
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/26/2018)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
House SponsorsT. Kraft-Tharp (D)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/20/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill amends current statutory language in the Colorado
Children's Trust Fund Act to place a greater priority on preventing child
maltreatment fatalities and continuing to prevent child maltreatment. This
includes reducing the occurrence of prenatal drug exposure and drug
endangerment and reducing the occurrence of other adverse childhood
experiences.
The current membership of the Colorado children's trust fund
board (board) is increased from 9 members to 21 members, to reflect a

broader approach to child maltreatment prevention issues.
Duties and powers of the board are expanded to include:
  • Advising and making recommendations to the governor,
state agencies, and other entities concerning child
maltreatment prevention;
  • Developing strategies and monitoring efforts to decrease
incidences of child maltreatment, child maltreatment
fatalities, and other adverse childhood experiences; and
  • Monitoring and implementing, as appropriate, the ongoing
development and implementation of programs and factors
that affect work in the area of childhood maltreatment.
The bill expands the accepted uses for grants from the Colorado
children's trust fund to include programs working to reduce the incidence
of child maltreatment fatalities, child maltreatment, and other adverse
childhood experiences.
The repeal date for the act is extended from July 1, 2022, to July
1, 2023.

House SponsorsT. Kraft-Tharp (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/26/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1044
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 33
No:  28
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 33
No:  1
Yes: 0
No:  26
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB18-1050
Title: Competency To Proceed Juvenile Justice System
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning competency to proceed for juveniles involved in the juvenile justice system.

Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Courts & Judicial
StatusGovernor Signed (03/22/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/29/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/29/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment
of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and
Juvenile Justice Systems.
The bill establishes a juvenile-specific
definition of competent to proceed and incompetent to proceed for
juveniles involved in the juvenile justice system, as well as specific
definitions for developmental disability, mental capacity, and mental

disability when used in this context. The bill clarifies the procedures for
establishing incompetency, as well as for establishing the restoration of
competency.

House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (03/22/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1050
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 65
No:  0
Yes: 35
No:  0
Yes: 52
No:  0
Yes: 46
No:  0
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: HB18-1064
Title: Training Program Prevention Child Sexual Abuse
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning a training program to prevent child sexual abuse for persons who work with young children in some capacity as part of their employment.

Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/23/2018)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
House SponsorsD. Michaelson Jenet (D)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/29/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/29/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill directs the Colorado children's trust fund board to develop
and administer a training program to prevent child sexual abuse
(program) for early childhood providers and others who interact with
young children.

House SponsorsD. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
D. Coram (R)
House CommitteePublic Health Care and Human Services
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/23/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1064
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 34
No:  27
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 33
No:  0
Yes: 1
No:  27
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB18-1066
Title: Clarify Sexually Exploitative Material Discovery
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning clarifying that the law enforcement and defense counsel exemption for sexual exploitation of a child crime does not change the discovery procedures for sexually exploitative material.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusGovernor Signed (03/22/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsM. Foote (D)
Y. Willett (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/16/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/16/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Last session, Senate Bill 17-115 expanded the group of people
who, if they possessed sexually exploitative material in the performance
of their duties, could not commit sexual exploitation of a child to all law

enforcement personnel and defense counsel personnel. The bill clarifies
that the sexual exploitation of a child statute does not change the
discovery procedure for sexually exploitative materials and that the
defendant and defense counsel personnel are not allowed to receive
copies of the materials.

House SponsorsM. Foote (D)
Y. Willett (R)
Senate SponsorsJ. Cooke (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (03/22/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1066
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 65
No:  0
Yes: 35
No:  0
Yes: 52
No:  0
Yes: 46
No:  0
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: HB18-1076
Title: Peace Officers Standards and Training Board Revoke Certification For Untruthful Statement
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the P.O.S.T. board revoking the certification of a peace officer who is found to have made an untruthful statement.

Bill Subject- State Government
StatusHouse Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee (04/24/2018)
Senate Committee
House SponsorsJ. Salazar (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/17/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/17/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill requires the peace officers standards and training board
(P.O.S.T. board), which certifies peace officers, to revoke the
certification of a peace officer if:
  • The P.O.S.T. board receives notification from a law
enforcement agency that employs or employed the peace

officer that the peace officer made an untruthful statement
or omitted a material fact on an official law enforcement
document or while testifying at an official judicial
proceeding or during an internal affairs investigation; and
  • Either the law enforcement agency or a panel of the
P.O.S.T. board reached a determination on the matter after
completing an administrative process.

House SponsorsJ. Salazar (D)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee (04/24/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1076
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: HB18-1089
Title: No Monetary Conditions Of Bond For Misdemeanors
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning reform of pretrial criminal procedures, and, in connection therewith, prohibiting the use of monetary bonding except for certain defendants and requiring courts to conduct timely hearings to reconsider monetary conditions of bond under certain circumstances.

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (04/16/2018)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
House SponsorsA. Benavidez (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/04/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/04/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill states that, except in certain cases, a court shall not require

a defendant arrested and charged for any misdemeanor, petty offense, or
municipal code violation to post monetary bail as a condition of being
discharged from custody. A defendant who is charged with an offense
other than a felony may not be released from custody under his or her
own recognizance until he or she signs and files with the clerk of the
court or other designated person a written release agreement that includes
certain promises.
Current law requires any pretrial services program to be
established pursuant to a plan formulated by a community advisory board
created for such purpose and appointed by the chief judge of the judicial
district. The bill makes this requirement merely permissible.
The bill states that if a person is in custody and the court imposed
a monetary condition of bond for release, and the person, after 5 days
from the setting of the monetary condition of bond, remains in custody
because he or she is unable to meet the monetary obligations of the bond,
upon motion of the person, the court shall forthwith conduct a hearing to
reconsider the monetary condition of the bond.

House SponsorsA. Benavidez (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (04/16/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1089
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 38
No:  25
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 34
No:  2
Yes: 4
No:  23
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB18-1109
Title: Discretionary Parole Of Special Needs Offenders
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning discretionary parole of special needs offenders.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSent to the Governor (04/17/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsM. Weissman (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/29/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/29/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Current law provides 2 definitions by which an offender in the
custody of the department of corrections (department) may be considered
a special needs offender. The first definition describes a person who
is 60 years of age or older and has been diagnosed by a licensed health
care provider who is employed by or under contract with the department
as suffering from a chronic infirmity, illness, condition, disease, or
behavioral or mental health disorder and the department or the state board
of parole (parole board) determines that the person is incapacitated to the

extent that he or she is not likely to pose a risk to public safety. The bill
amends this definition by changing 60 years to 55 years.
The bill also adds a third definition by which such an offender may
be considered a special needs offender. That is, an offender who, as
determined by a licensed health care provider who is employed by or
under contract with the department, on the basis of available evidence,
not including evidence resulting from a refusal of the person to accept
treatment, does not have a substantial probability of being restored to
competency and is not likely to pose a risk to public safety.
Under current law, if the department recommends to the parole
board that an offender be released to parole as a special needs offender,
the parole board may deny parole only by a majority vote of the parole
board. The bill states that to deny parole under such conditions, the parole
board must also make a finding that granting parole would create a threat
to public safety and that the offender is likely to commit an offense.
The bill states that if, prior to or during any parole hearing, the
parole board or any member of the parole board has a substantial and
good-faith reason to believe that the offender is incompetent to proceed,
the parole board shall suspend all proceedings and notify the trial court
that imposed any active sentence, and the court shall determine the
competency or incompetency of the offender.
For any offender who is granted special needs parole, the parole
board shall set the length of the parole for an appropriate time period of
at least 6 months but not exceeding 36 months. At any time during such
an offender's parole, the parole board may revise the duration of the
offender's parole. However, in no case may such an offender be required
to serve a period of parole in excess of the period of parole to which he
or she would otherwise be sentenced, or 36 months, whichever is less.

House SponsorsM. Weissman (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Cooke (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSent to the Governor (04/17/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1109
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 61
No:  0
Yes: 34
No:  0
Yes: 50
No:  0
Yes: 44
No:  0
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: HB18-1115
Title: Department of Public Safety Human Trafficking-related Training
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the provision of training materials related to human trafficking by the department of public safety.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- State Government
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (03/13/2018)
Senate Committee
House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
J. Ginal (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/15/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/15/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
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 2019, the council's annual human trafficking
report must include an update on the trainings provided.

House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
J. Ginal (D)
Senate SponsorsL. Garcia (D)
J. Cooke (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (03/13/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1115
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: HB18-1176
Title: Sunset Offender Reentry Grant Program
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning continuation of the grant program in the department of corrections to provide funding to eligible community-based organizations that provide reentry services to offenders, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations in the 2017 report of the department of regulatory agencies.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations (04/23/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
C. Wist (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/17/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/17/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Sunset Process - House Judiciary Committee. Under current

law, a grant program exists in the department of corrections (department)
to provide funding to eligible community-based organizations that
provide reentry services to offenders. The grant program is scheduled to
repeal on September 1, 2018. The bill reschedules the repeal of the grant
program to September 1, 2023. The bill also provides that, in awarding
grants from the grant program, the department shall release as much as
one quarter of the amount annually appropriated to the grant program to
an intermediary at the beginning of each fiscal year. The intermediary
shall determine how much of this amount is awarded to each community
partner as an advance portion of grant money to be awarded to the
community partner.

House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
C. Wist (R)
Senate SponsorsJ. Cooke (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations (04/23/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1176
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 48
No:  15
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 35
No:  0
Yes: 13
No:  15
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB18-1240
Title: Sunset Auto Theft Prevention Authority And Board
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the continuation of a grant program to prevent motor vehicle theft, and, in connection therewith, implementing the sunset review recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Transportation & Motor Vehicles
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/19/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsJ. Becker (R)
J. Bridges (D)
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/23/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/23/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Sunset Process - House Transportation and Energy
Committee. The bill continues the automobile theft prevention authority
and the automobile theft prevention board until 2029.

House SponsorsJ. Becker (R)
J. Bridges (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Cooke (R)
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/19/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1240
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 53
No:  11
Yes: 34
No:  1
Yes: 52
No:  0
Yes: 34
No:  12
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: HB18-1241
Title: Reimburse Expenses Restorative Justice Council
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

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

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
StatusSenate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely (04/24/2018)
Senate CommitteeFinance
House SponsorsJ. Arndt (D)
House CommitteeFinance
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/14/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/14/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Under current law, members of the restorative justice coordinating
council may not be reimbursed for expenses. The bill allows
reimbursement of expenses.

House SponsorsJ. Arndt (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Coram (R)
House CommitteeFinance
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusSenate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely (04/24/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1241
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 49
No:  14
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 34
No:  0
Yes: 15
No:  14
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB18-1243
Title: Civil Rape Shield Law
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning enactment of a civil rape shield law.

Bill Subject- Civil Law
StatusSent to the Governor (04/19/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsM. Foote (D)
C. Wist (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/20/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Under Colorado criminal law there is a rape shield law that
presumes that evidence of a victim's sexual conduct is irrelevant and not
admissible except for:
  • Evidence of the victim's prior or subsequent sexual conduct
with the defendant; or
  • Evidence of specific instances of sexual activity showing
the source or origin of semen, pregnancy, disease, or any
similar evidence of sexual intercourse offered for the

purpose of showing that the act or acts were or were not
committed by the defendant.
The bill creates a similar presumption in a civil proceeding involving
alleged sexual misconduct. If a party wants to introduce sexual conduct
evidence, it must file a confidential motion with the court at least 63 days
prior to trial. Prior to ruling on the motion, the court shall conduct an in
camera hearing and allow the parties and alleged victim to attend and be
heard. All motions and all related records are kept under seal unless the
court orders that the evidence is admissible.

House SponsorsM. Foote (D)
C. Wist (R)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
D. Coram (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSent to the Governor (04/19/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1243
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 61
No:  0
Yes: 34
No:  0
Yes: 50
No:  0
Yes: 44
No:  0
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: HB18-1251
Title: Community Corrections Transition Placements
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning measures to improve the efficiency of the community corrections transition placements.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/23/2018)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
C. Wist (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/20/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
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The bill requires the state board of parole to submit a list of
offenders for community corrections transition placement referrals to the
department of corrections staff. The staff shall inform the board when the
referral is made or the reason for not making the referral. If an offender
completes a community corrections program, the board shall schedule a
parole release hearing and, if the decision is to deny parole, the majority

of the full board is required to deny parole at that hearing.
The bill requires community corrections boards to develop and use
a structured, research-based decision-making process that combines
professional judgment and actuarial risk and needs assessment tools. If a
community corrections board denies a transition offender a community
corrections transition placement, the board shall electronically inform the
department of corrections regarding the basis for the denial, suggestions
for program completion, and a suggested subsequent referral timeline.
The bill specifies the information that must be included in a
community corrections transition placement referral or subsequent
referral packet. Current law gives the jurisdiction where a community
corrections transition placement intends to parole first right of refusal.
The bill eliminates the first right of refusal if attempting to place the
transition offender into a specialized community corrections program or
if the offender requests a placement in a different jurisdiction. The bill
requires the subsequent referral of an offender for community corrections
transition placement within 6 to 12 months of the offender's denial if the
offender has not had a class I code of penal discipline violation in the
previous year; the offender does not have consecutive misdemeanor
sentences to serve; and the offender does not have a pending immigration
detainer, pending felony charges, or an extraditable warrant.
The division of criminal justice is required to provide community
corrections training to department of corrections staff and community
corrections boards. The division shall produce a report describing key
community corrections data trends.

House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
C. Wist (R)
Senate SponsorsR. Gardner (R)
D. Kagan (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/23/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1251
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 57
No:  4
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 33
No:  0
Yes: 24
No:  4
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB18-1264
Title: Changes To Revenge Pornography Crimes
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning measures to clarify the scope of revenge porn criminal offenses.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/12/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
D. Jackson (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/16/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/16/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
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Currently, Colorado criminalizes posting nude images of another
person for harassment purposes or for pecuniary gain. The bill makes the
following changes to those crimes:
  • Adds images of sex acts that may not include nude images;
  • Removes the requirement that the defendant intend to
inflict serious emotional distress;

  • Removes as an exception to the crimes that the image
relates to a newsworthy event; and
  • Clarifies that the images subject to the crimes may be
disclosed by law enforcement personnel, human or social
services personnel, prosecutors, and court personnel in the
course of their normal business.

House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
D. Jackson (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
J. Cooke (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/12/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1264
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 64
No:  0
Yes: 35
No:  0
Yes: 52
No:  0
Yes: 46
No:  0
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: HB18-1287
Title: Reauthorize Commission Criminal And Juvenile Justice
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the extension of the repeal of the Colorado commission on criminal and juvenile justice.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/23/2018)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
House SponsorsM. Weissman (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/04/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/04/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Sentencing in the Criminal Justice System Interim Study
Committee. Current law repeals the Colorado commission on criminal
and juvenile justice, effective July 1, 2018. The bill extends the repeal
date to July 1, 2028.

House SponsorsM. Weissman (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Cooke (R)
D. Kagan (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/23/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1287
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 55
No:  6
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 33
No:  0
Yes: 22
No:  6
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB18-1322
Title: 2018-19 Long Appropriation Act
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

CONCERNING THE PROVISION FOR PAYMENT OF THE EXPENSES OF THE EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, AND JUDICIAL DEPARTMENTS OF THE STATE OF COLORADO, AND OF ITS AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS, FOR AND DURING THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2018, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Bill Subject- State Revenue & Budget
StatusHouse Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass (04/12/2018)
Senate CommitteeAppropriations
House SponsorsM. Hamner (D)
House CommitteeAppropriations
Hearing Date
Fiscal Notes 
Hearing Date
Fiscal Notes 
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
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House SponsorsM. Hamner (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Lambert (R)
House CommitteeAppropriations
Senate CommitteeAppropriations
StatusHouse Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass (04/12/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1322
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 42
No:  22
Yes: 26
No:  8
Yes: 47
No:  4
Yes: 20
No:  26
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: HB18-1344
Title: Relief From Criminal Collateral Consequences
Position
Hearing Time
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CCW Summary

Concerning relief from collateral consequences of criminal actions.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/23/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsL. Sias (R)
M. Weissman (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/11/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/11/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
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Custom Summary
Official Summary

Current law has separate collateral relief sections for when a court
orders an alternative sentence, probation, or community corrections. The
bill combines collateral relief provisions into one section and authorizes
a court to enter an order for collateral relief at the time of conviction of
a defendant or any time thereafter. The bill requires a fingerprint-based
criminal history record check only if the hearing is held after sentencing.

The bill adds the authority for a juvenile court to enter an order for
collateral relief using the same process as criminal courts.

House SponsorsL. Sias (R)
M. Weissman (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Coram (R)
D. Moreno (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/23/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1344
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 62
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 34
No:  0
Yes: 28
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB18-1362
Title: Drunk And Impaired Driving Task Force Membership
Position
Hearing Time
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CCW Summary

Concerning the membership expansion of the Colorado task force on drunk and impaired driving.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Transportation & Motor Vehicles
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance (04/24/2018)
Senate CommitteeFinance
House SponsorsJ. Arndt (D)
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/13/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/13/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
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The bill adds to the Colorado task force on drunk and impaired
driving:
  • A community-based representative from the substance use
disorder prevention field;
  • A representative from the marijuana enforcement division;
and

  • A representative from the retail or medical marijuana
industry who is an owner or manager of a retail dispensary.
Each of these members are to be appointed by the executive
director of the department of transportation or the director's designee.

House SponsorsJ. Arndt (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Tate (R)
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance (04/24/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1362
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: HB18-1391
Title: Sexual Misconduct In Higher Education
Position
Hearing Time
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CCW Summary

Concerning the prevention of sexual misconduct on higher education campuses.

Bill Subject- Higher Education
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (04/18/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsC. Duran (D)
F. Winter (D)
House CommitteeEducation
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/16/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/16/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
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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 are to
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
posts information on 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 SponsorsC. Duran (D)
F. Winter (D)
Senate SponsorsB. Martinez Humenik (R)
A. Kerr (D)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (04/18/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1391
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 34
No:  28
Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 34
No:  0
Yes: 0
No:  28
Yes: 0
No:  0

Bill: HB18-1398
Title: Statute Of Limitations Domestic Violence Torts
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the statute of limitations for commencing a civil action in tort to recover damages for an act of domestic violence.

Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Civil Law
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/18/2018)
Senate Committee
House SponsorsM. Gray (D)
C. Wist (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/24/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/24/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
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The bill states that any civil action to recover damages caused by
an act of domestic violence must be commenced within 6 years after a
disability has been removed for a person under disability or within 6 years
after a cause of action accrues, whichever occurs later.

House SponsorsM. Gray (D)
C. Wist (R)
Senate SponsorsR. Gardner (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/18/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1398
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: HB18-1408
Title: Clarifying Rape From Sexual Assault At Sentencing
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (04/24/2018)
Senate Committee
House SponsorsD. Michaelson Jenet (D)
A. Benavidez (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/23/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/23/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
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At the sentencing hearing for a defendant convicted of a crime in
which an element of the crime is an act of sexual intrusion or sexual
penetration, the court shall make specific findings of fact regarding the

act. If the court finds that an act of sexual intrusion or sexual penetration
occurred, the court shall enter a finding of rape and shall state the finding
on the record.

House SponsorsD. Michaelson Jenet (D)
A. Benavidez (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (04/24/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1408
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: HB18-1409
Title: Crime Survivors Grant Program And Presumptive Parole
Position
Hearing Time
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CCW Summary
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/20/2018)
Senate Committee
House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
L. Herod (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/24/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/24/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
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The bill creates the community crime survivors grant program
(grant program) in the department of public health and environment
(department) to provide funding to eligible entities that provide support

services to crime survivors and other interventions that are intended to
reduce repeat victimization. The department shall administer the grant
program in accordance with policies developed by the executive director
of the department. The grant program is repealed, effective September 1,
2023. Before such repeal, the department of regulatory agencies shall
perform a sunset review of the grant program.
The bill creates a presumption in favor of granting parole to a
nonviolent offender who has reached his or her parole eligibility date and
who is not disqualified from such presumption by any of several
described conditions. The presumption may be overcome and an
otherwise eligible inmate's parole may be denied only if, after
consideration of the statutory release guidelines, a majority of the
members of the state board of parole (board) find that an inmate presents
a substantial risk to reoffend.
If the board finds an inmate's parole plan inadequate, it may delay
the parole release decision and require the department of corrections to
submit within 30 days a revised parole plan developed in conjunction
with the inmate.

House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
L. Herod (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Lundberg (R)
R. Fields (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/20/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1409
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: HB18-1410
Title: Prison Population Management Measures
Position
Hearing Time
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CCW Summary
Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/20/2018)
Senate Committee
House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
L. Herod (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/23/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/23/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
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The bill requires the department of corrections (department) to
track the prison bed vacancy rate in both correctional facilities and
state-funded private contract prison beds. If the vacancy rate falls below
2% for 30 consecutive days, the department shall notify the governor, the
joint budget committee, the parole board, and the office of community
corrections in the department of public safety (office of community
corrections). The department shall notify the governor, the joint budget
committee, the parole board, and the office of community corrections

once the vacancy rate exceeds 3% for 30 consecutive days.
When the vacancy rate falls below 2% for 30 consecutive days, the
department may:
  • Request the office of community corrections to provide the
department with information regarding the location and
nature of any unutilized community corrections beds;
  • Provide the parole board with a list of inmates who are
within 90 days of their mandatory release date, have a
verified parole sponsor, and do not require full board
review or victim notification. The parole board must hold
a file review for the inmates on the list within 10 days after
the receipt of the list.
  • Provide the parole board with a list of inmates who have
conditional parole approval, do not require full board
review or victim notification, and have satisfied the
condition or conditions required for parole. The parole
board must hold a file review for the inmates on the list
within 10 days of the receipt of the list.
If the department institutes any of the measures described in the
bill, the department shall notify each elected district attorney, the chief
judge of each judicial district, and the state public defender. The
department shall notify each elected district attorney, the chief judge of
each judicial district, and the state public defender once the measures
described are no longer being used.

House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
L. Herod (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Lundberg (R)
D. Kagan (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate Committee
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/20/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill HB18-1410
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: SB18-014
Title: Department Of Corrections Disclose Location Of Out-of-state Inmate
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning requiring the department of corrections to disclose the location of inmates who are relocated to facilities outside of the state.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusGovernor Signed (04/23/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
C. Wist (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/05/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/05/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
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The bill states that if the department of corrections (department)
relocates an inmate for incarceration or contracts with another state for
the incarceration of an inmate in a penal institution in another state, then
not later than 48 hours after such relocation, the department shall notify
the prosecuting attorney and any registered victim of crimes for which the

inmate is serving his or her sentence of the name and location of the penal
institution where the inmate is to be housed.
This disclosure requirement does not apply if:
  • The inmate is a witness and the executive director of the
department (executive director) determines that disclosing
the inmate's location would pose a risk to the personal
safety of the inmate, corrections staff, other inmates, or
facilities;
  • The prosecuting attorney requests in writing that the
department not disclose the location of the penal institution
where the inmate is located;
  • The registered victim is currently incarcerated; or
  • The inmate has been employed by the department or as a
law enforcement officer and the executive director
determines that disclosing the inmate's location poses a risk
to the personal safety of the inmate, corrections staff, other
inmates, or facilities.
If the department relocates an inmate and the executive director
determines that any of these factors applies, then not later than 48 hours
after such relocation, the department shall notify the prosecuting attorney:
  • That the inmate has been relocated; and
  • Which of the factors the executive director has determined
applies.
If the prosecuting attorney agrees with the executive director's
determination that a factor applies, then the prosecuting attorney shall
confirm the executive director's determination in writing, the department
shall retain such written confirmation, and the department shall notify any
registered victim of one or more crimes for which the inmate is serving
his or her sentence that:
  • The inmate has been relocated; and
  • The department is unable to disclose the inmate's location
because one of the factors applies.
If the prosecuting attorney disagrees with the executive director's
determination that a factor applies, then the department shall disclose the
inmate's location to any registered victims.

House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
C. Wist (R)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
J. Cooke (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (04/23/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-014
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 63
No:  0
Yes: 33
No:  1
Yes: 50
No:  0
Yes: 45
No:  1
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: SB18-016
Title: Fund Transitioning From Criminal and Juvenile Justice System
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the repeal date for the transfer of money from community corrections to the housing assistance for persons transitioning from the criminal or juvenile justice system cash fund.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/23/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/25/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/25/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment
of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and
Juvenile Justice Systems.
In 2017, the general assembly enacted a

provision requiring at the end of the 2016-17 fiscal year the state treasurer
to transfer unexpended and unencumbered money appropriated for
community corrections programs to a new fund to assist persons
transitioning from the criminal or juvenile justice systems. The act
repealed the provision in 2018.
The bill eliminates the repeal of the provision so that the transfer
occurs at the end of each state fiscal year.

House SponsorsJ. Singer (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
B. Martinez Humenik (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/23/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-016
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 32
No:  3
Yes: 16
No:  0
Yes: 15
No:  3
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: SB18-017
Title: Determinate Sentence For Indeterminate Sex Offense
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning granting judicial discretion to sentence a defendant to an indeterminate or determinate sentence for a sexual offense, and, in connection therewith, requiring the criteria and basis for the sentencing decision to be articulated on the public record.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (02/12/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House Sponsors
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/16/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/16/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Sentencing in the Criminal Justice System Interim Study
Committee. Currently, a court is required to sentence certain sex

offenders to an indeterminate sentence that is a maximum of the sex
offender's life. The bill allows the court to choose either the indeterminate
sentence or a determinate sentence in those cases. The bill addresses the
factors related to punishment and treatment that a court must consider
when deciding between an indeterminate or a determinate sentence. The
court must specify its reasons on the record for choosing either a
determinate or an indeterminate sentence.

House Sponsors
Senate SponsorsK. Lundberg (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (02/12/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-017
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: SB18-018
Title: Colorado Commission On Criminal And Juvenile Justice Criminal Sentencing Study
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning requiring the Colorado commission on criminal and juvenile justice to contract for a study of effective criminal sentencing practices.

Bill SubjectNone
StatusSenate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely (04/11/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House Sponsors
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/16/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/16/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Sentencing in the Criminal Justice System Interim Study
Committee. The bill directs the Colorado commission on criminal and
juvenile justice (commission) to contract for a study of the most effective
criminal sentencing practices available. The commission must establish
an advisory committee to review the study and make recommendations

regarding changes to the Colorado sentencing scheme based on the study.

House Sponsors
Senate SponsorsD. Kagan (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely (04/11/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-018
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: SB18-026
Title: Make Sex Offender Registration More Effective
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning measures to make sex offender registration more effective.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSigned by the Speaker of the House (04/13/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
Y. Willett (R)
L. Herod (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/07/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/07/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Under current law, a person is required to register as a sex offender
(registrant) in Colorado if he or she is a Colorado resident and is required
to register in another state. The bill states that a Colorado resident only
has to register in Colorado for an out-of-state conviction if the person
would be required to register in Colorado if the conviction occurred in
Colorado.

In addition, a registrant is required to register in person at his or
her local law enforcement agency. The bill allows the law enforcement
agency to waive the in-person registration requirement after initial
registration if the person suffers from a physical or intellectual disability
to the extent that it is a severe hardship to register in person. If the waiver
is authorized, the law enforcement agency must reregister the registrant
after verifying the registrant's address and provide documentation of the
waiver to the Colorado bureau of investigation and any other law
enforcement agency with which the person registers.
Under current law, specified registrants can file a petition to
discontinue registration. The bill requires the court to grant a petition to
discontinue registration if the registrant has successfully completed his or
her sentence, the registrant has not been convicted of a subsequent sex
offense, and the required waiting period has expired unless the
prosecuting attorney or victim objects and presents credible evidence that
the registrant is likely to commit a subsequent offense of unlawful sexual
behavior.
Notwithstanding any statutory barriers to the contrary, the bill
allows a registrant or his or her legal representative to file a petition to
discontinue registration if the registrant is incapacitated and does not
present an unacceptable public safety risk. The court shall grant the
petition if the petitioner shows that the registrant is incapacitated, does
not present an unacceptable public safety risk, and is not likely to commit
a subsequent sex offense.

House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
Y. Willett (R)
L. Herod (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Kagan (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSigned by the Speaker of the House (04/13/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-026
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 64
No:  0
Yes: 34
No:  0
Yes: 51
No:  0
Yes: 46
No:  0
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: SB18-037
Title: Sentences For Habitual Criminals
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning clarification of sentences for habitual criminals.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (02/12/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House Sponsors
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/09/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/09/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Sentencing in the Criminal Justice System Interim Study
Committee. The bill repeals the provision that requires a court to
sentence a person who has been convicted of 2 prior felonies within 10
years of the commission of another felony to the department of
corrections for a term of 3 times the maximum of the presumptive range
for the level of felony last committed.

Under current law, a court must sentence a person convicted of a
felony who has been convicted of 3 prior felonies to 4 times the
maximum of the presumptive range of the last felony. The bill changes
the provision so that it applies only to a person convicted of one of the
specified felonies who has 3 prior convictions relating to the specified
felonies. It requires the court to sentence the person to between 2 and 3
times the maximum of the presumptive range for the felony for which he
or she is being sentenced, unless the court finds the case to be exceptional
and involves extenuating circumstances. If the court finds extenuating
circumstances, it may sentence the person to a lesser term, to community
corrections, or to probation, but the court must notify the state court
administrator of the extenuating circumstances justifying such a sentence.
A person sentenced as an habitual offender is eligible for parole after he
or she has served 75% of the sentence imposed less any earned time
granted.

House Sponsors
Senate SponsorsD. Kagan (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (02/12/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-037
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: SB18-046
Title: Special License Plate Nonprofit Donation
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning authorization to increase the minimum donation required to be issued a certificate that qualifies a person to be issued a group special license plate.

Bill Subject- Transportation & Motor Vehicles
StatusGovernor Signed (03/22/2018)
Senate CommitteeFinance
House SponsorsF. Winter (D)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/12/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/12/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Currently, several statutes require a person to donate to a nonprofit
organization to qualify for a special license plate. The fee is sometimes
set in statute, and sometimes the fee is limited by statute. The bill
authorizes the organization to increase by $10 the minimum donation for
the issuance of the plate. Beginning July 1, 2019, this amount may be

adjusted annually for inflation.

House SponsorsF. Winter (D)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Moreno (D)
House CommitteeTransportation & Energy
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusGovernor Signed (03/22/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-046
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 37
No:  26
Yes: 34
No:  0
Yes: 49
No:  1
Yes: 21
No:  25
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: SB18-051
Title: Prohibit Multi-burst Trigger Activators
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning crimes related to multi-burst trigger activators, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/19/2018)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
House Sponsors
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/23/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/23/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Under current law, possession of a dangerous weapon is a class 5
felony for a first offense and a class 4 felony for each subsequent offense.
The bill amends the definition of dangerous weapon to include a
multi-burst trigger activator, which the bill defines as:
  • A device that attaches to a semiautomatic firearm and

allows the firearm to discharge 2 or more shots in a burst
when the device is activated; or
  • A manual or power-driven trigger-activating device that,
when attached to a semiautomatic firearm, increases the
rate of fire of that firearm.
The bill also provides that a person who sells a multi-burst trigger
activator to another person, or who purchases a multi-burst trigger
activator from another person, commits a class 5 felony; except that each
subsequent violation by the same person is a class 4 felony.

House Sponsors
Senate SponsorsM. Merrifield (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/19/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-051
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 35
No:  0
Yes: 16
No:  0
Yes: 18
No:  0
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: SB18-055
Title: Increase Surcharge For Trafficking Children
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the crimes against children surcharge in cases involving trafficking of children.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusGovernor Signed (04/23/2018)
Senate CommitteeFinance
House SponsorsK. Van Winkle (R)
E. Hooton (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/22/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/22/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Current law requires each person who is convicted of a crime
against a child to pay a surcharge to the clerk of the court for the judicial
district in which the conviction occurs. The bill adds the crime of human
trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude to the definition of crime
against a child for purposes of the surcharge. For a class 2 felony, the
amount of the fine is $1,500. The bill states that if the class 2 felony is for

human trafficking of a minor for involuntary servitude or for human
trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude, then the amount of the fine is
$3,000. Additionally, in cases where an offender is required to pay the
new surcharge, the court is encouraged to delay any finding of indigence
until 6 months after the offender's conviction, at which time the court may
require the defendant or defendant's counsel to submit documents that
substantiate the defendant's indigence.

House SponsorsK. Van Winkle (R)
E. Hooton (D)
Senate SponsorsT. Neville (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeFinance
StatusGovernor Signed (04/23/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-055
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 62
No:  0
Yes: 33
No:  0
Yes: 50
No:  0
Yes: 44
No:  0
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: SB18-056
Title: Civil Jurisdiction Of County Courts And Filing Fees
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning monetary amounts in civil actions.

Bill Subject- Civil Law
- Courts & Judicial
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole (04/19/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
Y. Willett (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/24/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/24/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Under current law, a person may file a civil action in county court
if the value of the claim is $15,000 or less. The bill increases that limit to
$35,000 or less and increases certain civil action filing fees for district
courts and county courts. The bill is effective January 1, 2019.

House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
Y. Willett (R)
Senate SponsorsC. Jahn (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole (04/19/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-056
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 34
No:  0
Yes: 15
No:  0
Yes: 18
No:  0
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: SB18-057
Title: Use Of Criminal Records With Respect To Housing
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning consequences of records with respect to housing.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Housing
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/07/2018)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
House Sponsors
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/24/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/24/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Under current law, it is an unfair housing practice to honor or
exercise, or attempt to honor or exercise, any restrictive covenant
pertaining to housing. Section 1 of the bill adds to the definition of
restrictive covenant limitations on the transfer, rental, or lease of
housing based on records of any arrest or charge that did not result in a
conviction and the criminal case is not actively pending (arrest records)

or criminal justice records that have been sealed or expunged.
Section 2 makes it an unfair housing practice to inquire about or
take an adverse action based on arrest records or sealed or expunged
criminal justice records. Section 3 prohibits landlords from requiring an
applicant to disclose any information contained in sealed criminal
records. Section 4 prohibits housing authorities from denying or
terminating dwelling accommodations, or taking adverse action against
a person, on the basis of arrest records or certain conviction records.
Section 6 requires a landlord to provide applicants with access to
records that are used as the basis for denying a rental application.
Section 5 prevents certain tenant criminal records from being
admitted as evidence in a civil case against a landlord that is based on the
tenant's conduct.

House Sponsors
Senate SponsorsD. Kagan (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/07/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-057
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: SB18-058
Title: Failure Report Child Abuse Statute Of Limitations
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning making failure to report child abuse a crime in which the statute of limitations begins to run upon discovery of the act.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/14/2018)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/26/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/26/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill makes failure to report child abuse or neglect one of the
crimes in which the statute of limitations begins to run upon discovery of
the criminal act or the delinquent act.

House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/14/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-058
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: SB18-059
Title: Public Safety Information-sharing System
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning creation of a public safety information-sharing system.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/23/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsD. Pabon (D)
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/09/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/09/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill creates the law enforcement information-sharing grant
program (grant program) within the division of homeland security and
emergency management (division). The grant program shall provide a
grant to a consortium of at least 50 law enforcement agencies in the state
for the purpose of operating and maintaining a law enforcement
information-sharing system.

The bill requires the executive director of the department of public
safety to promulgate rules for the administration of the grant program. At
a minimum, the rules must specify the time frames for applying for
grants, the form of the grant program application, and the time frames for
distributing grant money. In determining whether to award a grant, the
division shall consider:
  • The applicant's capacity to serve law enforcement agencies
statewide;
  • The applicant's ability to operate and maintain a law
enforcement information-sharing system; and
  • The applicant's ability to make necessary investments in a
law enforcement information-sharing system.
The bill creates the law enforcement information-sharing grant
program fund (fund) and directs the general assembly to appropriate $1.9
million to the fund from the marijuana tax cash fund for the 2018-19
fiscal year.

House SponsorsD. Pabon (D)
Senate SponsorsR. Fields (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/23/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-059
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 25
No:  10
Yes: 16
No:  0
Yes: 8
No:  10
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: SB18-060
Title: Protective Orders In Criminal Cases
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning protective orders in criminal cases.

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusGovernor Signed (03/22/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsM. Hamner (D)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/20/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Current law provides that in cases involving domestic violence and
in cases involving certain other crimes, a court may enter any of several
types of protection orders against the defendant. The bill adds 2 new
potential protection orders to the list of options available to the court.
They are:
  • An order prohibiting the taking, transferring, concealing,
harming, disposing of, or threatening to harm an animal
owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the alleged

victim or witness; and
  • An order directing a wireless telephone service provider to
transfer the financial responsibility for and rights to a
wireless telephone number or numbers to the petitioner if
the petitioner satisfies certain criteria.
The bill also clarifies that the issuance of a protection order in a
case involving domestic violence or any of certain crimes does not
preclude a court from issuing a protective order in a civil proceeding.

House SponsorsM. Hamner (D)
Senate SponsorsD. Coram (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusGovernor Signed (03/22/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-060
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 58
No:  5
Yes: 33
No:  0
Yes: 50
No:  0
Yes: 40
No:  5
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: SB18-072
Title: Record Sealing Menacing And Third Degree Assault
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the ability to petition to have conviction records sealed for certain misdemeanor offenses.

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (03/07/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House Sponsors
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/02/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/02/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill allows a person who was convicted of misdemeanor
menacing or third degree assault, if the conviction did not involve
domestic violence, to petition a court to have that conviction sealed.

House Sponsors
Senate SponsorsD. Moreno (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (03/07/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-072
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: SB18-084
Title: Protection Minor Victims Of Human Trafficking
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary Concerning enhancing protections for minors who are victims of human trafficking.

 

Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (04/09/2018)
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
House SponsorsL. Landgraf (R)
P. Lundeen (R)
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/20/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/20/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill establishes legislation to further protect minors who are
victims of human trafficking of a minor for involuntary servitude and
human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude (minor who is a victim
of human trafficking). The term sexually exploited minor is clarified to
include a person less than 18 years of age who has been a victim of
human trafficking or has engaged in certain prostitution-related activities.

A statutory presumption is established that any person who is less
than 18 years of age who engages in conduct that would constitute
prostitution if such person were an adult is presumed to be a minor who
is a victim of human trafficking, and must be referred to the appropriate
county department of human or social services for care and services.
The bill makes conforming amendments.

House SponsorsL. Landgraf (R)
P. Lundeen (R)
Senate SponsorsJ. Kefalas (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
StatusSenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (04/09/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-084
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: SB18-089
Title: Elements Of The Crime Of Hazing
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning the elements of the crime of hazing.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/14/2018)
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
House SponsorsJ. Melton (D)
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/06/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/06/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill amends the criminal act of hazing to include emotional
and psychological, as well as physical, harm. The bill also extends the
crime of hazing to actions involving adult organizations and those actions
that occur on public or private property. An affirmative defense is added
that provides a means for a person who is charged with hazing to attempt
to prove that he or she was, at the time of the offense, also a victim of

hazing and as such was forced to commit the activity that constituted
hazing of another individual.

House SponsorsJ. Melton (D)
Senate SponsorsA. Williams (D)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans, and Military Affairs
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/14/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-089
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: SB18-119
Title: False Imprisonment Of A Minor
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning false imprisonment of a minor.

Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (04/19/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/06/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/06/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill states that a person commits class 5 felony false
imprisonment if he or she confines or detains another person less than 18
years of age by means of tying, locking, caging, chaining, or otherwise
restricting that person's freedom of movement by any instrumentality for
an unreasonable amount of time under the circumstances.
The bill states that the statutory privilege between a patient and a
physician or between an individual and his or her spouse is not available
for the purpose of excluding or refusing testimony in any prosecution for

false imprisonment.

House SponsorsT. Carver (R)
Senate SponsorsR. Gardner (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (04/19/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-119
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 34
No:  0
Yes: 15
No:  0
Yes: 18
No:  0
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: SB18-122
Title: Deputy Sheriffs No Peace Officers Standards And Training Certification
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning clarifying that certain deputy sheriffs may serve without attaining certification from the peace officers standards and training board.

Bill Subject- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (04/05/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsH. McKean (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/02/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/02/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

Statutory Revision Committee. Two provisions of current law
require deputy sheriffs to be certified by the peace officers standards and
training (P.O.S.T.) board, but another provision describes the authority of
a noncertified deputy sheriff. The bill clarifies that some deputy sheriffs
may serve without P.O.S.T. certification under certain circumstances.

House SponsorsH. McKean (R)
Senate SponsorsB. Martinez Humenik (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusHouse Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (04/05/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-122
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 35
No:  0
Yes: 16
No:  0
Yes: 18
No:  0
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: SB18-223
Title: Autopsy Reports Death Of A Minor
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary Concerning the circumstances under which an autopsy report prepared in connection with the death of a minor may be released to certain parties.

 

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
- Local Government
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/23/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsM. Gray (D)
T. Carver (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/11/2018)
Hearing Date
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/11/2018)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill specifies that an autopsy report prepared in connection
with the death of a minor is confidential and may be disclosed by the
county coroner to any other person or entity only in accordance with
certain exceptions.
Under the bill, the coroner or his or her designee may only provide

a copy of the autopsy report prepared in connection with the death of a
minor to:
  • A parent or legal guardian of the deceased if the parent or
legal guardian submits a copy of a written request to the
coroner for a copy of the report in addition to an affidavit,
signed by the parent or legal guardian under the penalty of
perjury, verifying his or her relationship to the decedent;
  • A law enforcement or criminal justice agency, including a
district attorney, that is either investigating the death or
prosecuting a criminal violation arising out of the death
upon the request of the law enforcement or criminal justice
agency;
  • A requesting party in a civil case where the moving party
demonstrates to the court that the autopsy report is
discoverable in accordance with the Colorado rules of civil
procedure, upon the entry of a specific order of the court
authorizing disclosure of the autopsy report, and in
accordance with any protective order necessary to limit
disclosure of the identity of the deceased and other
identifying personal information;
  • Counsel for the defendant or the respondent for discovery
purposes in a criminal case upon the entry of a specific
order of the court authorizing disclosure of the autopsy
report in accordance with the relevant rules of criminal
procedure;
  • A law enforcement agency that is investigating the death
upon the request of the law enforcement agency;
  • A local or regional child fatality prevention review team
upon the request of the review team; or
  • The Colorado department of public health and environment
as necessary for the collection of data in accordance with
the Colorado violent death reporting system.

House SponsorsM. Gray (D)
T. Carver (R)
Senate SponsorsR. Gardner (R)
House CommitteeJudiciary
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/23/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-223
Vote Totals       House Senate Dem Rep Other
        Yes: 0
No:  0
Yes: 27
No:  8
Yes: 16
No:  0
Yes: 10
No:  8
Yes: 1
No:  0

Bill: SB18-249
Title: Redirection Criminal Justice Behavioral Health
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning establishing alternative programs in the criminal justice system to redirect individuals with a behavioral health condition to community treatment.

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (04/17/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
D. Young (D)
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal Notes 
Hearing Date
Fiscal Notes 
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill directs the chief judge of each judicial district in the state
or the chief judge of Denver county court, or their designees (chief
judge), to work with interested stakeholders to develop alternative
programs that are unique to the judicial district that redirect individuals
with low-level criminal behavior with a behavioral health condition to

community resources and treatment rather than continued criminal justice
involvement (program). Interested stakeholders must include law
enforcement, jail officials, district attorneys, public defenders, judges,
pretrial service providers when available, and local community mental
and behavioral health providers within the judicial district.
The chief judges shall convene stakeholder meetings to design and
develop programs, contract with local community behavioral health
providers to assist in accomplishing the goals of the programs, and
administer the programs after implementation.
Each program must include a standardized, evidence-based
screening tool to be used by jail personnel to preliminarily identify
individuals in custody who might be eligible for redirection through the
program. Each program must identify existing programs and resources
available for individuals with behavioral health conditions. After the
prescreening, designated jail personnel shall refer individuals who might
potentially be eligible for the program to a redirection specialist in the
judicial district who shall, within 48 hours after arrest, evaluate the
individual for eligibility based on established criteria. Upon completion
of the evaluation, the redirection specialist shall notify the court and all
other required parties, as determined by the program, of the evaluation
results and the redirection specialist's recommendation for redirection.
Information collected from or about the individual during either
the prescreening or evaluation must be kept confidential as required by
law.
The court shall make a determination about redirecting an
individual into the community behavioral health system. If the court
orders the individual into redirection and behavioral health treatment, the
criminal charges against the individual must be dismissed. Each judicial
district shall establish procedures and agreements concerning how to
track such individual's progress.
Local community behavioral health providers are responsible for
complying with any reporting and communication requirements of the
program as established by the stakeholders.
The state court administrator is responsible for overall program
administration, including ensuring that, on or before January 1, 2019,
each judicial district implements its own unique program.

House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
D. Young (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Lambert (R)
R. Gardner (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (04/17/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-249
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: SB18-252
Title: Competency to Proceed Evaluations And Services
Position
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
CCW Summary

Concerning actions related to determinations of competency to proceed.

Bill Subject- Courts & Judicial
- Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (04/17/2018)
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
D. Young (D)
House Committee
Hearing Date
Fiscal Notes 
Hearing Date
Fiscal Notes 
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Official Summary

The bill makes numerous changes to statutes related to the process
of determination of competency to proceed in a criminal case.
Sections 1 and 2 of the bill updates the definitions section that
uses outdated terminology of a developmental disability to now
reference intellectual and developmental disability.
Section 3 of the bill makes changes in the regulation of a second

competency evaluation (evaluation) requested by the court, including
reducing the time frame that the prosecution or defense may request a
second evaluation from 14 days to 7 days and clarifying that the
department of human services (department) is not responsible for
conducting a second evaluation.
Section 4 of the bill concerns changes to competency evaluations
and reports, including that:
  • If a defendant is eligible for bond, they must be released on
bond on condition that he or she cooperate with an
evaluation on an outpatient and out-of-custody (outpatient)
basis;
  • For misdemeanors, petty offenses, and traffic offenses,
excluding crimes considered victim's rights crimes, the
court shall grant bond without a monetary condition, on the
condition the defendant cooperates with the evaluation
process on an outpatient basis;
  • Bond must not be granted if the court determines the
defendant is likely to willfully fail to appear or is likely to
be a danger to himself or herself or others in the reasonably
foreseeable future. In such case, the evaluation must be
conducted at the place at which the defendant is in custody.
  • If the defendant is in the custody of the department and the
department recommends an inpatient evaluation, the court
may so order such evaluation. A sheriff in the jurisdiction
where the defendant is to return after the evaluation shall
pick up the defendant within 72 hours after receiving notice
that the evaluation is complete.
  • The competency evaluation report (report) must include:
  • If the defendant is determined to be incompetent to
proceed, whether or not there is a substantial
probability that he or she can be restored to
competency within the allowable time frame and
whether inpatient or outpatient restoration services
are recommended;
  • If available, information on previous evaluations or
restoration services provided to the defendant; and
  • If the defendant meets the criteria for civil
certification.
Sections 5 and 6 of the bill outline procedures to follow after a
determination of competency or incompetency to proceed, including that:
  • If the defendant is released on bond, a determination of
whether restoration services are to be provided on an
outpatient or inpatient basis. If the defendant is ordered to
outpatient restoration services and he or she is
uncooperative or fails to begin services, the individual
agency responsible for providing restoration services shall
notify the court within 45 days;
  • If the defendant remains in custody, a determination of the
most suitable location to provide restoration services;
  • If outpatient restoration services have been ordered, the
court shall review the case every 30 days to assess the
defendant's progress toward restoration to competency;
  • If outpatient restoration services have been ordered and the
department is unable to provide such services, the court
may commit the defendant to the department's custody until
outpatient services are available; and
  • If inpatient restoration services have been ordered, the most
clinically appropriate setting must be used.
Section 7 of the bill outlines the options for reviews, civil
certification (certification), provision of services for persons with
intellectual and developmental disabilities (provision of services), and
termination of proceedings (termination), including that:
  • Time periods for review and final determinations related to
certification, provision of services, and termination are
established for different levels of offenses;
  • In no instance may confinement exceed the maximum
sentence for the crime charged, and time is calculated to
include aggregate time spent in custody;
  • At the end of any maximum amount of time, the court shall
dismiss the charges with prejudice;
  • The court is required to review the case of a defendant
determined to be incompetent to proceed at least every 3
months, using a report from the individual or entity
responsible for evaluating the defendant. The court shall
review the defendant's competency, whether there is a
substantial probability he or she will be restored to
competency within the allowable time frame, and if the
defendant meets the criteria for certification or the
provision of services.
  • Based on the level of the crime involved (misdemeanor,
petty offense, traffic offense, excluding victim's rights
offenses; class 5 or class 6 felony, excluding victim's rights
offenses; or any other felony offenses, excluding class 1 or
class 2 felonies, any sex offenses, and crimes of violence),
the court shall determine, at the appropriate review time
and as applicable, whether:
  • The charges must be dismissed;
  • The defendant meets the criteria for certification;
  • The defendant meets the criteria for provision of
services; or
  • The defendant presents a substantial and
unacceptable risk to the safety of himself or herself
or of the community and should remain in the
custody of the department.
  • In all cases except those involving class 1 or class 2
felonies, sex offenses, and crimes of violence, if, after 3
years in confinement, the defendant has not been restored
to competency, the charges against the defendant must be
dismissed;
  • Certification proceedings may be brought against a
defendant at any time; and
  • The party contesting a defendant's release bears the burden
of proving, by clear and convincing evidence, that the
defendant continues to present a substantial and
unacceptable risk to the safety of himself or herself or of
the community in the reasonably foreseeable future.

House SponsorsP. Lee (D)
D. Young (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Lambert (R)
R. Gardner (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
StatusIntroduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (04/17/2018)
LobbyistsLobbyists
Category
Votes on Bill SB18-252
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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