March 23, 2019

HB 14-1044: Adding Penalties for Parolees who Tamper With Their Electronic Monitors

On January 8, 2014, Rep. Tim Dore introduced HB 14-1044 – Concerning Consequences for a Parolee who Tampers with an Electronic Monitoring Device that the Parolee is Required to Wear as a Condition of ParoleThis summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

A parolee who violates the conditions of his or her parole by removing or tampering with an electronic monitoring device that the parolee is required to wear as a condition of his or her parole is subject to an immediate warrantless arrest. If a community parole officer has probable cause to believe that a parolee who is under the supervision of the parole officer has removed or tampered with an electronic monitoring device that the parolee is required to wear as a condition of his or her parole, the parole officer shall either:

  • Immediately make a warrantless arrest of the parolee; or
  • Not later than 12 hours after acquiring such probable cause, notify a law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the parolee’s last-known address that the parolee is subject to an immediate warrantless arrest.

A parole officer shall file a complaint seeking revocation of the parole of any parolee who has removed or tampered with an electronic monitoring device.

If the state board of parole determines that a parolee has violated the conditions of his or her parole by removing or tampering with an electronic monitoring device, the board shall revoke the parolee’s parole and reinstate the remainder of the parolee’s sentence to the custody of the department of corrections. The bill is assigned to the Judiciary Committee.

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