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SB20-085:Sex Offender Community Corrections Requirements

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: SB20-085
Year: 2020
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: D. Michaelson Jenet / M. Soper /R. Zenzinger / R. Gardner


The bill clarifies that an offender sentenced pursuant to the
Colorado Sex Offender Lifetime Supervision Act of 1998 may be
released to a community corrections program only if the offender meets
certain requirements for an offender being released on parole including
• The offender has successfully progressed in treatment and
would not pose a threat to the community if released to
community corrections;
• There is a strong and reasonable probability that the
offender would not thereafter violate the law; and
• After considering criteria established by the sex offender
management board and other factors, the executive director
finds that release to community corrections is appropriate.

Current Status:

Governor Signed (07/07/2020)
Sent to the Governor (06/19/2020)
Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (06/09/2020)
House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments (06/05/2020)
House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/30/2020 - No Amendments (03/14/2020)
House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole (03/05/20)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (02/14/20)
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (02/13/20)
Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee (02/12/20)
Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole (02/10/20)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (01/13/2020)

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