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8B1E008ED91E4BDB87258480005DED21 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For CRIMINAL RECORDS ACCURACY ACT

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON COLORADO COMMISSION ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS
Date Sep 25, 2019      
Location HCR 0112



Criminal Records Accuracy Act - To be drafted as a commission bill


11:05:58 AM  

There was no public testimony on this agenda item. The commission explained that the act creates an internal process to clean up inaccuracies in information gathered during criminal proceedings. The act addresses very relevant issues, as the consequences for individuals with incorrect records is high. There will be costs and training involved. Information-taking will transition entirely to an electronic format and incorporate records and other information from national databases. There may be data privacy concerns. The commission wants more input from police and motor vehicle departments throughout the state, as well as from state and national database holders. It is a comprehensive piece of legislation that would require most law enforcement agencies to change the way records are created and kept. Commissioner Whitfield moved that the commission proceed with drafting the act, Commissioner Tipper seconded, and the motion passed without objection. Commissioner Whitfield will act as contact on the draft, along with Commissioners Gardner and Tipper. Once drafted, the commission will share with various stakeholders for feedback and in order for the commission to get a better idea of the projected cost of implementation.  



11:23:22 AM
Motion The commission proceed with drafting the Criminal Records Accuracy Act as a commission bill.
Moved Joseph Whitfield
Seconded
Alicia Duran
Thomas Grimshaw Excused
Donald Mielke Excused
Thomas Morris
Charley Pike
Sara Scott
Tipper
Joseph Whitfield
Gardner
Claire Levy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection






The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details