SB 19-223

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2019 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Apr 25, 2019
  • Passed Senate Apr 25, 2019
  • Passed House Apr 30, 2019
  • Governor

Actions Related To Competency To Proceed

Abstract

Competency to proceed - timing - services - reports - tracking system - placement guidelines - training - immunity - appropriations. When a defendant's competency to proceed is raised, the act: Changes the timing of various matters; Clarifies where restoration services are to be provided; Expands the requirements for a competency evaluation report; and Clarifies when defendants are to be released following an evaluation or restoration services. The act requires the department of human services to: Develop an electronic system to track the status of defendants for whom competency to proceed has been raised; Convene a group of experts to create a placement guideline for use in determining where restoration services should be provided; and Partner with an institution of higher education to develop and provide training in competency evaluations. On and after January 1, 2020, except for certain certified or certification-eligible evaluators, competency evaluators are required to have attended training. District attorneys, public defenders, and alternate defense counsel are also to receive training on competency to proceed. The act also provides that a competency evaluator is not liable for damages in any civil action for failure to warn or protect a specific person or persons against the violent behavior of a defendant being evaluated. The act appropriates $10,983,000 from the general fund to pay for fines, liquidated damages, costs, attorney fees, and special master compensation due to a consent decree agreed to by the state. It also appropriates additional money from the general fund and from reappropriated funds to the department of human services and the judicial department to implement the act. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.) Read More

Bill Sponsors (4)

Pete Lee

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 11
Primary

Mike Weissman

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 36
Primary

Lois Landgraf

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 21
Primary

Bob Gardner

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 12
Primary

Votes


Apr 30, 2019

BILL

Pass

House

BILL

Pass

House

Actions


May 20, 2019

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 13, 2019

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

May 10, 2019

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Apr 30, 2019

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 29, 2019

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments

Apr 27, 2019

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Apr 25, 2019

House

House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Judiciary

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction
Judiciary

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 24, 2019

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Apr 23, 2019

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Apr 19, 2019

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Senate Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Apr 12, 2019

Senate

Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Judiciary

Apr 10, 2019

Senate

Senate Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Judiciary

Mar 29, 2019

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction
Judiciary

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (04/15/2019) PDF
PA2 (04/22/2019) PDF
PA3 (04/27/2019) PDF
Introduced (03/29/2019) PDF
Engrossed (2) (04/24/2019) PDF
Reengrossed (04/25/2019) PDF
Revised (04/29/2019) PDF
Rerevised (04/30/2019) PDF
Final Act (05/13/2019) PDF
Signed Act (05/20/2019) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/18/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (04/26/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/10/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/17/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (04/23/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN4 (04/26/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN5 (07/16/2019) PDF

Sources

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