HB 17-1168

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2017 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Feb 06, 2017
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Criminal Court Procedures For Military Defendants


If a court determines that a criminal defendant is currently serving in the United States armed forces or is a veteran of such forces (military defendant) and has been diagnosed as having any of certain mental health problems relating to his or her military service, the court shall: Order the person preparing the presentence report to consult with the federal department of veterans affairs or another agency or person with suitable knowledge or experience, for the purpose of providing the court with information regarding treatment options available to the defendant, including federal, state, and local program options; and Consider such treatment options, as well as the treatment recommendations of any diagnosing or treating mental health professionals, in imposing sentence. If the court determines that a military defendant suffers sexual trauma, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, or mental health problems during his or her service in the United States armed forces and the defendant is eligible for probation, the court shall consider such fact favorably in determining whether to grant probation and in assessing whether he or she should be ordered into a federal or community-based treatment service program. The bill allows a court to order the criminal conviction records of a military defendant to be sealed when certain conditions are satisfied. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Bill Sponsors (2)



Mar 14, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely


Feb 06, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
Introduced (02/06/2017) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (02/14/2017) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (05/31/2017) PDF


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