SB 22-133

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Apr 06, 2022
  • Passed Senate Apr 06, 2022
  • Passed House May 11, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Jun 08, 2022

Provide Security For Certain Elected Officials

Abstract

Current law requires the Colorado state patrol to provide protection for members of the general assembly when they are present in the state capitol buildings group and to respond to complaints relating to criminal activity or security threats against a member of the general assembly. Current law also authorizes the Colorado state patrol to provide additional protection and security services to a member of the general assembly in certain circumstances as requested by legislative leadership. After considering several factors, the Colorado state patrol determines whether the protection and security services are needed. The bill requires the executive committee of the legislative council (executive committee) to establish a process that allows a member of the general assembly to appeal to the executive committee if the member requests protection and security services from the Colorado state patrol and the Colorado state patrol determines that the services are not needed. The bill requires the executive committee to review the reasons for the request for protection and security services and the reasons for the Colorado state patrol's determination that the services are not needed.If the executive committee determines that the protection and security services requested by the member of the general assembly are needed, the executive committee is required to coordinate with the Colorado state patrol to provide the protection and security services requested by the member of the general assembly. The executive committee is required to reimburse the Colorado state patrol for any costs incurred by the Colorado state patrol in providing protection and security services to a member of the general assembly when the Colorado state patrol or the executive committee determines that the protection and security services are needed. The executive committee is required to authorize the reimbursement from the legislative department cash fund.In addition to the protection and security services provided pursuant to current law, the bill authorizes the Colorado state patrol to provide other protection and security services to a member of the general assembly as requested by the executive committee of the legislative council and as deemed necessary by the chief of the Colorado state patrol. The executive committee of the legislative council is required to establish a process by which a member of the general assembly may request other protection and security services from the Colorado state patrol. The Colorado state patrol is required to ensure that members of the general assembly are aware of the protection and security services that may be requested from the Colorado state patrol. In addition, the bill specifies that the Colorado state patrol is required to provide the same protection and security services to the secretary of state, attorney general, and state treasurer (statewide constitutional officers) when they are present in the state capitol buildings group as it provides to members of the general assembly and that statewide constitutional officers may also request that the Colorado state patrol provide additional protection and security services to a statewide constitutional officer upon request of the statewide constitutional officer.The bill establishes an appeal process for statewide constitutional officers that is similar to the process for members of the general assembly; except that the bill requires the executive director of the department of public safety (director) to establish a process that allows a statewide constitutional officer to appeal to the director. If the director determines that the protection and security services requested by the statewide constitutional officer are needed, the director is required to coordinate with the Colorado state patrol to provide the services and the Colorado state patrol bears the cost of providing the services.If the director determines that the protection and security services requested by a statewide constitutional officer are not needed but the statewide constitutional officer requests that the Colorado state patrol still provide the services, the statewide constitutional officer is required to reimburse the Colorado state patrol for the cost of providing the protection and security services.The Colorado state patrol is required to designate state patrol officers to be available to provide protection services to statewide constitutional officers and the chief of the Colorado state patrol is required to determine the priority in assigning state patrol officers among each statewide constitutional officer. The bill specifies that it is not intended to provide around-the-clock protection for a statewide constitutional officer unless there is a credible threat as determined in the discretion of the chief of the Colorado state patrol. (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 (4)

Votes


May 11, 2022

Apr 06, 2022

Actions


Jun 08, 2022

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 18, 2022

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

May 11, 2022

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 10, 2022

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments

May 09, 2022

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

May 05, 2022

House

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

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

Apr 25, 2022

House

House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs

Apr 06, 2022

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 05, 2022

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee

Apr 01, 2022

Senate

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

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

Mar 08, 2022

Senate

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Feb 14, 2022

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (06/08/2022) PDF
Final Act (05/18/2022) PDF
Rerevised (05/11/2022) PDF
Revised (05/10/2022) PDF
Reengrossed (04/06/2022) PDF
Engrossed (04/05/2022) PDF
Introduced (02/14/2022) PDF
PA2 (04/01/2022) PDF
PA1 (03/09/2022) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (03/31/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (05/04/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (02/27/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (03/17/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (07/29/2022) PDF

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