Colorado Rights Blog

SB16-116: Private Company Accurate Criminal History Data

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: SB16-116
Year: 2016
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: P. Lee / S. Lesbock / M. Johnston


The bill makes it a deceptive trade practice under the Colorado
Consumer Protection Act for a private custodian of criminal justice
records to knowingly fail to remove sealed criminal justice records from
the private custodian’s database after receiving a copy of a court order
sealing those criminal justice records. The bill requires that whenever a
court enters an order sealing criminal justice records, the court must
provide to the petitioner a set of standard written instructions developed
by the judicial department containing contact information for each private
custodian of criminal justice records and explaining the process for
providing notice of the sealing of criminal justice records to private
custodians of those records.

Current Status:

Governor Signed (06/10/2016)

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