The committee was called back to order.
Senators Coram and Moreno explained HB18-1344, concerning relief from collateral consequences. Senator Moreno discussed how the bill allows for the relief of collateral consequences not just at the time of sentencing but before and after as well.
Mark Evans, representing the Colorado State Public Defender's Office, spoke in support of the bill. He reported that the bill is a product of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice and the State Public Defender's Office. He provided background on the bill and explained the expanded time frame change. He reported that employment and housing are the major areas affected by collaterol consequences.