Sentence Served Before Parole And Notify Victim
The bill requires the Colorado commission on criminal and juvenile justice (commission) to report to the general assembly about its study of sentencing reform. The report must be made by
November 15, 2023. January 31,2024. The report must include a summary of the commission's work a recommendation of whether to change the minimum sentence required to be served prior to eligibility for parole, and data and information that support the recommendation. and an update on the status of the commission's and any task force's efforts to address clarity and certainty in the current criminal sentencing scheme. The commission is required to submit an update on the commission's and task force's work by January 31, 2025; except that the update is not required if the commission has made a final recommendation to the general assembly concerning sentencing reform. Under existing law, the department of corrections (department) is required to notify a victim covered by the "Victim Rights Act" of the projected release date of an offender who was charged with or convicted of a crime against the victim. The bill requires the department to notify the victim of any changes to the projected release date, including changes as a result of earned time awarded, at the time the projected release date changes.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)