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HB19-1297: Jail Capacity Data Collection

Government Transparency
Bill Number: HB19-1297
Year: 2019
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: M. Weissman / H. McKean

Description:

Under existing law, the keeper of a jail is required to maintain
records concerning the persons confined in the jail. The bill expands the
information that a keeper of a jail is required to maintain. The keeper is
required to submit a quarterly report of this information to the division of
criminal justice within the department of public safety (division), and the
division is required to publish that information in a searchable and
sortable format. A law enforcement agency that operates a jail that does
not comply with the quarterly reporting requirement is subject to a $500
fine.
The bill requires the Colorado commission on criminal and
juvenile justice to study the development of a system to monitor and
report the information required in the bill in real time.


Current Status:

Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/01/2019)



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