Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
March 6, 1998
Janis Baron (866-3523)
TITLE: CONCERNING ESTABLISHMENT OF CATCHMENT AREAS FOR JUVENILE FACILITIES.
Summary of Assessment
The bill requires the Executive Director of the Department of Human Services and the State Court Administrator to establish geographical catchment areas for juvenile detention facilities, which are to be designed so that each judicial district and juvenile is served by the closest detention facility. It requires the “working group for criteria for placement of juvenile offenders”, established in Section 19-2-212, C.R.S., to submit annually recommendations concerning the catchment areas to the Executive Director and the State Court Administrator. The Executive Director and the State Court Administrator are required to submit a description of the catchment areas to the Joint Budget Committee and the Judiciary Committees, on or before December 1, 1998, and to annually reexamine the catchment area boundaries and submit any changes to said committees by December 1.
The bill is effective at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the ninety-day period after adjournment sine die of the General Assembly, or on the date of the official declaration of the vote of the people as proclaimed by the Governor, if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to Article V, Section 1 (3) of the State Constitution.
The working group for criteria for placement of juvenile offenders will be responsible for establishing geographical catchment areas for juvenile detention facilities. The Department of Human Services and Judicial have indicated that the current working group can absorb this responsibility and associated workload within existing appropriations. Therefore, the bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact.