For purposes of the census, the federal census bureau counts prisoners in the correctional facility in which they were housed as of April 1 of the year in which the census was taken. For redistricting purposes, the bill reassigns those persons to their last known residence in Colorado prior to incarceration. If the last known residence is outside of Colorado or the last known residence is unknown, the prisoners are
not counted for purposes of redistricting in the correctional facility .
The bill requires the department of corrections (department) to begin collecting and maintaining specified information on inmates to be able to provide that information following a federal census. It directs the department to report the information to the legislative council staff and the office of legislative legal services (nonpartisan staff) and nonpartisan staff to develop a database of population to be used in
all redistricting of congressional, state senate, and state house of representatives districts .
(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.)