The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in In re People v. Steen on Monday, February 3, 2014.
Stay of Execution in County Court—CRS § 16-2-114(6)—Crim.P. 37(f).
In this original CAR 21 proceeding, the Supreme Court held that CRS § 16-2-114(6) and Crim.P. 37(f) require a county court, on request, to grant a stay of execution of a defendant’s sentence pending appeal of a misdemeanor conviction to the district court. Accordingly, the Court made the rule absolute and remanded the case to the district court with instructions that, pursuant to CRS § 16-2-114(6) and Crim.P. 37(f), a stay of execution shall remain in effect until after final disposition of a defendant’s appeal, unless modified by the district court.
Summary and full case available here.