Criminal Justice: Court System For Remote Participation In Hearings

Criminal Justice Court System For Remote Participation In Hearings HB 18-1131 Staff discretion to support H. Judiciary Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, D-Commerce City; Sens. Larry Crowder, R-Alamosa and Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora Meghan Dollar mdollar@cml.org This legislation passed out of the County Courthouse and County Jail Funding and Overcrowding Solutions Interim Study Committee. The bill creates a program at the state level to implement the use of technology to hold hearings more quickly and more efficiently. Several municipal courts have expressed interest in participating in such a program. CML worked with the sponsor to include an option for municipal courts to opt-in to the program and once that's amendment is adopted the League will support HB 18-1131.