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HB19-1149: Age Of Delinquency Study

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: HB19-1149
Year: 2019
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: S. Gonzales-Gutierrez/ P. Lee


The bill directs the age of delinquency task force of the Colorado
commission on criminal and juvenile justice to study using juvenile
justice services and systems for adults 18 through 20 years of age
(emerging adults). The task force shall:
• Compile data regarding all criminal filings in the state from
the last 3 years that data is available in which a defendant
is 18 through 20 years of age;
• Study the established brain research for emerging adults,
study the data collected, study the potential impacts on the
division of youth services and youthful offender system if
they also served emerging adults, and make
recommendations to the general assembly regarding
appropriate uses of the juvenile justice system for emerging
adults; and
• Create a report of the collected data and recommendations
for the judiciary committees of the house of representatives
and senate by March 31, 2020.

Current Status:

Sent to the Governor (04/29/2019)
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/12/2019)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (03/20/2019)
House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee (03/15/2019)
House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (02/14/2019)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (01/29/2019)

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