HB 22-1131

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 28, 2022
  • Passed House Apr 28, 2022
  • Passed Senate May 09, 2022
  • Governor

Reduce Justice-involvement For Young Children

Abstract

The bill changes the minimum age of a juvenile who is subject to the juvenile court's jurisdiction. Under current law, juveniles who are 10 years of age and older can be prosecuted in juvenile court. The bill removes juveniles who are 10, 11, and 12 years of age from the juvenile court's jurisdiction and increases the age for a prosecution in juvenile court to 13 years of age; except in the case of a homicide, then the juvenile court's jurisdiction extends to juveniles who are 10, 11, and 12 years of age. The bill changes the minimum age of a county court's concurrent original jurisdiction with the district court in criminal actions that constitute misdemeanors or petty offenses to a person who is 13 years of age. The bill changes the minimum age of a municipal court's jurisdiction for a charge of a municipal offense to a person who is 13 years of age. The bill clarifies that juveniles who are 10, 11, and 12 years of age may be taken into temporary custody by law enforcement for safety and then may be referred to appropriate services. Existing funding used to serve children who are 10, 11, and 12 years of age through the Colorado youth detention continuum may continue to serve those children. Under current law, a juvenile court may transfer the juvenile to district court for criminal proceedings under certain conditions. The bill eliminates the ability for the juvenile court to transfer the juvenile to the district court for juveniles who are 12 or 13 years of age. Furthermore, for a juvenile who is 14 years of age or older, the bill changes the current authority of the juvenile court to transfer the juvenile's case for any delinquent act that constitutes any felony to only any delinquent act that constitutes a class 1 or class 2 felony or a crime of violence. The bill extends certain sentencing limitations that are currently provided to juveniles who are 10 or 11 years of age to juveniles who are 13 or 14 years of age. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Bill Sponsors (3)

Votes


Actions


May 10, 2022

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

May 09, 2022

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 06, 2022

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

Senate

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

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

May 03, 2022

Senate

Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Judiciary Appropriations

Apr 28, 2022

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction
Judiciary

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 27, 2022

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor

Apr 26, 2022

House

House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Apr 22, 2022

House

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

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

Mar 09, 2022

House

House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Judiciary

Feb 16, 2022

House

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

Judiciary

Jan 21, 2022

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction
Judiciary

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Rerevised (05/09/2022) PDF
Revised (05/06/2022) PDF
Reengrossed (04/28/2022) PDF
Engrossed (04/27/2022) PDF
Introduced (01/21/2022) PDF
PA3 (05/06/2022) PDF
PA2 (04/22/2022) PDF
PA1 (03/11/2022) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/21/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (05/06/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (02/15/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/07/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (04/29/2022) PDF

Sources

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