HB 20-1228

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Mar 10, 2020
  • Passed House Mar 09, 2020
  • Senate
  • Governor

Protect Survivors' Rights To Rape Kit Evidence


The bill requires the division of criminal justice in the department of public safety (division) and a statewide coalition for sexual assault victims to convene a statewide multidisciplinary committee to research the creation of a existing statewide system systems to track forensic medical evidence related to a sexual assault (medical evidence) whereby victims may access specified information concerning the medical evidence. The division shall report its findings to specified committees of the general assembly. The bill requires the medical professional collecting the medical evidence to inform victims of the contact information for the nearest sexual assault victim's advocate or confidential victim's advocate , the length of time that medical evidence must be preserved, and their right to be notified of the destruction of the medical evidence. If a conviction or plea has not been entered in a case, the bill requires the entity holding the medical evidence to notify the victim: When the evidence is submitted to a laboratory for testing; When the results of the testing are received; and Prior to the medical evidence being destroyed and to maintain the medical evidence for an additional 10 years if the victim objects to the destruction. The bill requires the executive director of the department of public safety to promulgate rules requiring the entity holding medical evidence to maintain the medical evidence until the statute of limitations on commencing a criminal action has passed law enforcement agency to maintain the medical evidence until the statute of limitation has run on the crime and for an additional 10 years if the victim objects to its destruction . (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (2)


Mar 09, 2020


May 27, 2020


Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely

Health & Human Services

Mar 10, 2020


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services

  • Introduction
Health & Human Services

Mar 09, 2020


House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Mar 06, 2020


House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee


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

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

Feb 13, 2020


House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Judiciary

Jan 31, 2020


Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary + Appropriations

  • Introduction
Appropriations Judiciary

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Reengrossed (03/09/2020) PDF
Engrossed (03/06/2020) PDF
Introduced (01/31/2020) PDF
PA2 (03/06/2020) PDF
PA1 (02/18/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (03/04/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (02/07/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (03/17/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (07/14/2020) PDF


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