Colorado Rights Blog

SB13-123: Collateral Consequences

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: SB13-123
Year: 2013
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: Levy/Steadman


Under current law prior to a person's release on probation or parole the person's probation or parole officer provides the person with a notice regarding sealing criminal records. The bill specifies what the notice must contain.

The bill provides that a pardon issued by the governor waives all collateral consequences associated with each conviction for which the person received a pardon unless the pardon limits the scope of the pardon regarding collateral consequences. If the governor grants a pardon or a request for clemency, the governor shall provide a copy of the pardon or clemency to the Colorado bureau of investigation, and the Colorado bureau of investigation shall include a note in the individual's record in the Colorado crime information center that a pardon was issued or clemency was granted.

Under current law, certain drug convictions are subject to sealing; the bill extends sealing to most other crimes.

Current Status:

04/17/2013 - Senate Second Reading Passed With Amendments
04/18/2013 - Senate Third Reading Passed
04/01/2013 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
05/06/2013 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
01/29/2013 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary

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