March 25, 2019

HB 13-1109: Correcting Language of Mandatory Protection Orders Against Criminals to Encompass Parole Period

On January 18, 2013, Rep. Perry Buck and Sen. Scott Renfroe introduced HB 13-1109 – Concerning the Application of Mandatory Protection Orders to ParoleesThis summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

Under current law, a mandatory protection order is created against any person charged with a criminal offense. The order restrains the person charged from harassing, molesting, intimidating, retaliating against, or tampering with any witness to or victim of the acts charged. The protection order remains in effect until final disposition of the action.

For the purposes of these provisions, the bill amends the definition of “until final disposition of the action” to clarify that a defendant shall not be deemed to have been released from incarceration until the defendant has also been discharged from any period of parole supervision that follows such incarceration. On Feb. 12, the House gave final approval of the bill; the bill is assigned to the Judiciary Committee in the Senate.