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HB13-1156: Adult Pretrial Diversion Program

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: HB13-1156
Year: 2013
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: Levy/Steadman


The bill repeals the adult deferred prosecution sentencing option and replaces it with an adult diversion program. A defendant and district attorney may enter into a diversion agreement for up to 2 years prior to proceeding with the criminal case against the defendant. During the period of the diversion the defendant is subject to the supervisory conditions of the diversion agreement. If the defendant successfully completes the diversion period, the court shall dismiss with prejudice the charges against the defendant. If the defendant violates a condition of the diversion agreement, the prosecution may initiate revocation of diversion agreement proceedings against the defendant.

The bill makes conforming amendments.

Current Status:

04/05/2013 - House Third Reading Passed with Amendments
04/15/2013 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
03/08/2013 - House Second Reading Referred to Appropriations
01/29/2013 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
04/23/2013 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
05/08/2013 - Signed by the Speaker of the House

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