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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


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
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:

Sent to the Governor (05/16/19)
Signed by the President of the Senate (05/16/2019)
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (05/03/2019)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (04/27/19)
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/26/19)
House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee (04/25/19)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/01/2019)

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