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HB19-1119:Peace Officer Internal Investigation Open Records

Government Transparency
Bill Number: HB19-1119
Year: 2019
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: J. Colman/M. Foote


The bill makes an internal investigation file (file) of a peace
officer for in-uniform or on-duty conduct that involves a member of the
public subject to an open records request. The bill requires some
information to be redacted before complying with the open records
request. The bill allows the custodian of the file to first provide a
summary of the file to the requester and then allows the requester access
to the file after the requester has reviewed the summary. Under the bill,
a custodian of a file in which there is an ongoing criminal case can deny
inspection of the file. The file becomes open for inspection after all the
charges are dismissed or the defendant is sentenced.

Current Status:

Governor Signed (04/12/2019)
Sent to the Governor (04/03/2019)
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (03/27/2019)
Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole (03/20/2019)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (02/27/2019)
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (2-26-19)
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor (2-25-19)
House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments (2-22-19)
House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole (2-19-19)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (01/16/2019)

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