First Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 970503.01 MLE
HOUSE BILL 971208
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVE Schwarz and Allen;
also SENATOR J. Johnson.
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF SHERIFFS OVER DEPUTY
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments which may be subsequently
Specifies that only deputy sheriffs in supervisory
positions responsible directly to the sheriff or undersheriff
whose duties include the implementation of policies and procedures
for the sheriff's office shall serve at the pleasure of the sheriff.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 3010506, Colorado Revised Statutes, 1986 Repl. Vol., is amended to read:
liability of sheriff. Each
sheriff may appoint AND DIRECT as many deputies as
THE SHERIFF may think proper. for
whose official acts and those of his undersheriff he shall be
responsible, and may revoke such appointments at his pleasure.
Persons may also be SPECIALLY deputized by such
THE sheriff or undersheriff in writing to do particular acts;
the sheriff and his
THE SHERIFF'S sureties shall be responsible on his
THE SHERIFF'S official bond for the default or misconduct of his
THE undersheriff and deputies. DEPUTIES IN SUPERVISORY POSITIONS
RESPONSIBLE DIRECTLY TO THE SHERIFF OR UNDERSHERIFF WHOSE DUTIES
INCLUDE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE
SHERIFF'S OFFICE SHALL SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE SHERIFF.
SECTION 2. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.