Uniform Criminal Records Accuracy Act
Colorado Commission on Uniform State Laws. The bill imposes duties on governmental law enforcement agencies and courts that collect, store, and use criminal history records to ensure the accuracy of the criminal history record information. The bill provides that Colorado create a central repository and mandates that any criminal history record information be submitted to the central repository no later than 5 days after the information is collected.
The bill requires the collection of biometric information, such as fingerprints, for purposes of identification when permitted or required by other law. The use of biometric information may help ensure more complete and accurate records.
The bill limits the dissemination of criminal history record information only as permitted by the bill or by other law. A dissemination log must be maintained to record all disclosures.
The bill gives individuals the right to see their criminal history record information. Individuals have the right to correct errors in their criminal history record information. The bill requires the creation and maintenance of a mistaken identity prevention registry. The mistaken identity prevention registry can give an individual whose name is similar to and confused with a person who is the subject of criminal history record information a certification to minimize the possibility of a mistaken arrest.
The bill establishes procedures for conducting periodic audits of criminal history record information. The bill includes remedies for enforcement for noncompliance.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)