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SB19-030:Remedying Improper Guilty Pleas

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: SB19-030
Year: 2019
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: J. Gonzales

The bill finds that some criminal defendants who, when they entered a guilty plea in connection with a deferred judgment, were not advised that there may be additional penalties that attach to the plea even if the plea is later withdrawn and the case is dismissed. These defendants
did not knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily enter the plea of guiltyas required by law. The bill authorizes these persons to petition the court for an order vacating the guilty plea.

Current Status:

Governor Signed (05/28/2019)
Sent to the Governor (05/09/2019)
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/27/19)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/25/19)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/17/19)
Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor (04/17/19)
Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole (04/12/2019)
Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (01/30/2019)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (01/04/2019)

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