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Bill Detail: HB23-1258

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Title Drug Crime Cost Task Force
Status Governor Vetoed (06/06/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors S. Sharbini (D)
L. Garcia (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Priola (D)
L. Cutter (D)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 03/26/2023

The bill creates the evaluating the costs associated with
enforcement of and incarceration for drug crimes task force (task force).
The task force has the following duties:
  • Consider and determine state and local government costs
associated with the investigation of drug crimes and the
enforcement of drug laws;
  • Consider and determine the costs incurred by the judicial
department in adjudicating drug crimes and supervising
defendants convicted of drug crimes;
  • Consider and determine state and local government costs
associated with confining and incarcerating individuals
accused of and convicted of drug crimes and the state costs
associated with parole supervision for those convicted of
drug crimes;
  • Determine the total state and local government costs
associated with enforcing drug laws, investigating and
punishing drug crimes, and rehabilitating those convicted
of drug crimes; and
  • Make recommendations to the general assembly regarding
how money saved by reducing drug crimes or sentencing
for drug crimes could be spent to reduce substance use and
dependence in Colorado.
The task force shall create a report of its findings by December 31,
2023, and shall present the report to the judiciary committees of the house
of representatives and senate by January 30, 2024.

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