Colorado Rights Blog

HB17-1330: No Escape Convictions For Habitual Criminals

Bill Number: HB17-1330
Year: 2017
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: P. Lee (D) /C. Wist (R) / J. Cooke (R/) R. Fields (D)


Current law states that a conviction for escape or for attempt to
escape may not be used for the purpose of adjudicating a person an
habitual criminal unless the conviction is based on the offender’s escape
or attempt to escape from a correctional facility. The bill clarifies that this
prohibition applies to both current and prior convictions for escape and
attempt to escape. The bill also states that for the purposes of this
prohibition, correctional facility does not include a community
corrections facility.

Current Status:

Governor Signed (06/06/2017)

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