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A1CF97FAFFE93CFC87258AAC007265CF Hearing Summary


Date Jan 22, 2024      
Location Old Supreme Court

SB24-029 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:49:35 PM  

Senator Gonzales and Majority Leader Rodriguez presented Senate Bill 24-029, concerning a study of how to measure the effectiveness of the criminal justice system using metrics other than recidivism. 

Senator Gonzales discussed the limits of recidivism rates to measure success or failure in the criminal justice system.  She explained that recidivism rates do not take into account other, more nuanced, indicators of progress, such as housing and employment. 



01:52:33 PM  

Christie Donner, representing Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, testified in support of the bill.  She noted other indicators besides recidivism are starting to be taken into considering when measuring success.  

Committee members asked questions about other states using alternative metrics to measure success.



01:57:26 PM  

Senator Gonzales distributed and explained Amendment L.001 to add additional members to the study group (Attachment A).

01:57:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Gonzales
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:58:01 PM  

Senator Gonzales made closing comments.

01:58:47 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 24-029, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gonzales
Gardner No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Will No
Roberts Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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