Senator Cooke, co-prime sponsor, explained SB 18-014. The bill requires the Department of Corrections (DOC) to notify the prosecuting attorney and any registered victim within 48 hours of its decision to relocate an inmate to another state under the Interstate Corrections Compact. This disclosure is required to include the location of the facility unless under certain circumstances. The bill also outlines procedures when exemptions from disclosure exist.
Senator Fields, co-prime sponsor, spoke to victims' rights. She presented Amendment L.003 (Attachment D) and explained that it removes the district attorney veto power and creates a process for disputed cases.