HB 23-1042

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2023 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 09, 2023
  • Passed House Mar 11, 2023
  • Senate
  • Governor

Admissibility Standards For Juvenile Statements


The bill makes any statement or admission obtained during a juvenile custodial interrogation in which by a law enforcement official or agent knowingly uses deception prior to or during the custodial interrogation who knowingly communicated any untruthful information or belief to be presumptively inadmissible against the juvenile in an evidentiary hearing unless the prosecution proves by a preponderance of the evidence and based on the totality of the circumstances that the statement or admission was made voluntarily. In assessing the totality of the circumstances, the court shall consider all evidence presented concerning the juvenile's vulnerability to any deception untruthful information or belief used during the custodial interrogation. The bill requires law enforcement officials to electronically record all juvenile custodial interrogations. Law enforcement agencies are encouraged to adopt and follow national model policies that are included in P.O.S.T. rules concerning law-enforcement-conducted interrogations involving a juvenile. The bill directs the P.O.S.T. board to develop a live, virtual, interactive training program for peace officers on the enforcement of laws related to custodial interrogation of juveniles to ensure uniform interpretation of the law. The state shall cover any local law enforcement agency costs associated with the training. (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 (3)


Mar 11, 2023


Mar 11, 2023


House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Mar 09, 2023


House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Mar 08, 2023


House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Mar 07, 2023


House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Mar 03, 2023


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

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

Jan 31, 2023


House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Judiciary

Jan 09, 2023


Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Reengrossed (03/11/2023) PDF
Engrossed (03/08/2023) PDF
Introduced (01/09/2023) PDF
PA2 (03/03/2023) PDF
PA1 (02/03/2023) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (02/28/2023) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (01/12/2023) PDF


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