SB19-036:State Court Administrator Reminder Program

Criminal Justice
Bill Number: SB19-036
Year: 2019
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: T. Carver/A. Benavidez /P. Lee / J. Cooke

The bill requires the state court administrator to administer a court reminder program (program) to remind criminal defendants to appear at their scheduled hearings in district courts, county courts, and municipal
courts that use the judicial department’s case management system. The objective of the program is to significantly reduce the number of defendants who are committed to the custody of a county jail solely as a
result of their failure to appear in court. The judicial department is required to include information about the program in its annual report to
the general assembly.

Current Status:

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (01/04/2019)

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