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No Escape Convictions For Habitual Criminals

Concerning disallowing the use of certain convictions for the purpose of adjudicating a person an habitual criminal.
2017 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Current law states that a conviction for escape or for attempt to escape may not be used for the purpose of adjudicating a person an habitual criminal unless the conviction is based on the offender's escape or attempt to escape from a correctional facility. The bill clarifies that this prohibition applies to both current and prior convictions for escape and attempt to escape. The bill also states that for the purposes of this prohibition, 'correctional facility' does not include a community corrections facility or a halfway house.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text

Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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Temporary Guidelines for Review and Comment Meetings

The legislature will meet in limited session on Monday, March 30th. The Capitol will be open for the duration of the session for those with essential business related to the session. The building will not be available for public tours. People without essential business are encouraged to access the session through the General Assembly website and Colorado Channel.  Anybody with essential business related to the session will be required to practice appropriate social distancing measures.