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SB19-036:State Court Administrator Reminder Program

Criminal Legal Reform
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:

Governor Signed (05/28/2019)
Sent to the Governor (05/13/2019)
House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/29/2019)
House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments (04/27/19)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (04/17/19)
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/17/19)
Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (02/11/2019)
Senate Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only (01/30/2019)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (01/04/2019)

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