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Last Updated : May 20, 2022

Bill : HB22-1067

Sponsors:

  • Senator Pete Lee Democrat District 11
  • Representative Steven Woodrow Democrat District 6
  • Representative Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez Democrat District 4

Status: Passed Senate

CML Position: Neutral

Lobbyist: Meghan MacKillop

Criminal Justice

In the 2021, the General Assembly passed HB21-1280, Pre-trial Detention Reform, which requires district courts to hold an initial bond hearing with an arrested individual within 48 hours of the person being detained. HB22-1067 requires that municipal courts hold an initial bond hearing within 48 hours of a person being detained on municipal charges. If the court is unable to hold a hearing within 48 hours, the person may be released on a personal recognizance bond. CML was successful in amending the bill to:

  • clarify that the court must hold a bail hearing within 48 hours of receiving notice that a person has been detained;
  • clarify that it is not a violation if a hearing does not occur due to circumstances outside of the court’s control; and
  • extend the effective date of the bill to January 1, 2023.
With the amendments, CML is in a neutral position. The bill received final approval from the Senate on Monday, May 2, and it will head to the Governor for his signature.
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