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SB23-158

Sunset Colorado Commission On Criminal And Juvenile Justice

Concerning the continuation of the Colorado commission on criminal and juvenile justice.
Session:
2023 Regular Session
Subject:
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill continues the Colorado commission on criminal and juvenile justice (commission) until September 1, 2028 2024 . The bill amends the legislative findings and declaration for the commission. The bill amends the commission membership as follows:

  • Replaces the executive director of the department of human services, or the executive director's designee, with the commissioner of the behavioral health administration, or the commissioner's designee;
  • Replaces the executive director of the department of higher education, or the executive director's designee, with a representative of higher education with expertise in criminal justice;
  • Eliminates an expert in juvenile justice issues;
  • Adds a second criminal defense attorney, and requires that one must be from a rural judicial district;
  • Severs one existing position for a community corrections provider, community corrections board member, or a behavioral, mental health, or substance use disorder treatment provider into 2 positions: One for a behavioral, mental health, or substance use disorder treatment provider and one who represents a community corrections provider or a community corrections board; and
  • Eliminates the 2 at-large members and substitutes one member who works with a community-based reentry program.

The bill amends the commission's mission and duties. The bill requires the division of criminal justice (division) to provide a translator to provide oral translation in the Spanish language for every meeting and written translation into Spanish of every publicly available document. The division is required, upon request, to provide a translator to provide oral translation or written translation of a publicly available document in a requested language. The bill requires the commission to provide the opportunity for all members or interested persons to provide topics for study to be submitted to the governor.

(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.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. B. Gardner
Rep. S. Gonzales-Gutierrez, Rep. M. Weissman

Sponsor

Co-sponsor

Sen. P. Lundeen, Sen. B. Pelton, Sen. R. Pelton, Sen. J. Rich

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