The committee was
called to order. A quorum was present. Representatives Weissman
and McKean, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1208, concerning changes
to jail data collection requirements. Representative McKean explained
the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Weissman
provided additional input on the legislation. Representative Weissman responded
to questions regarding how the bill impacts criminal records expungement.
Discussion ensued regarding collection of data on those in county
jails under current law, and whether any of the information collected under
the bill would be subject to the Colorado Open Records Act. Discussion
followed regarding the number of jails that report under the reporting
requirements, and penalties for not complying with reporting requirements.
Representative Weissman responded to questions regarding which counties
are meeting reporting requirements under current law, and the potential
to capture additional information concerning the inmates in county jails,
such as mental health issues. Discussion turned to the reporting
requirements surrounding the ages of inmates.