HB17-1308 Individualized Conditions Of Parole

The bill eliminates certain mandatory conditions of parole while preserving the discretion of the state board of parole (board) and parole officers to impose such conditions. Specifically, the bill removes the requirement that: • The board fix the manner and … Continue reading

HB17-1305 Limits On Job Applicant Criminal History Inquiries House Sponsors

The bill applies to employers with 4 or more employees and prohibits those employers from: • Advertising that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position; • Placing a statement in an employment application that a … Continue reading

HB17-1302 Juvenile Sexting Crime

The bill creates the crime of posting private images by a juvenile. The offense prohibits a juvenile from knowingly distributing, displaying, or publishing, through digital or electronic means, a sexually explicit image of himself or herself or of another juvenile … Continue reading

HB17-1281 Approval Voting Optional Use Nonpartisan Elections

Approval voting is a method of voting that allows an elector to cast a vote for as many of the candidates per office as the elector chooses. The winner of each office is the candidate who receives the most votes … Continue reading

HB17-1276 Restrict Restraints On Public School Students

HB17-1268 Change Maximum Criminal Penalty One Year To 364 Days

Under current law, the maximum jail sentence for a class 2 misdemeanor, misdemeanors without a fixed statutory penalty, and municipal ordinance violations is one year. The bill changes the maximum jail sentence to 364 days.

HB17-1266 Seal Misdemeanor Marijuana Conviction Records

he bill allows persons who were convicted of misdemeanors for the use or possession of marijuana to petition for the sealing of criminal records relating to such convictions if their behavior would not have been a criminal offense if the … Continue reading

HB17-1230 Protect Colorado Residents From Federal Government Overreach

The bill prohibits a state or political subdivision from: • Providing the race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, or religious affiliation of a Colorado resident to the federal government without determining it is for a legal and constitutional purpose; • … Continue reading

HB17-1208 Record Sealing Clarifications

During the 2016 session, the general assembly adopted an expedited process for sealing the criminal records of a person who is acquitted, whose case is completely dismissed, who completed a diversion agreement, or who completed a deferred judgment and sentence. … Continue reading

HB17-1207: No Detention Facility Requirement Youth Ages 10-12

The bill creates provisions that remove the requirements for the department of human services to receive, detain, or provide care for any juvenile who is 10 years of age and older but less than 13 years of age, unless the … Continue reading