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Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 980379.01D DFH
SENATE BILL 98180
STATE OF COLORADO
BY SENATOR Schroeder;
also REPRESENTATIVE Adkins.
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING CONTINUED IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COLORADO
INTEGRATED CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SYSTEM, AND MAKING AN
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments that may be subsequently
Declares that the Colorado integrated criminal justice information system is in the beginning stages of implementation and that there is a need for ongoing support and leadership to maintain the system. Expands the role of the chief officer of the system to include maintenance of the system.
Repeals statutes relating to the design phase of the system and the local criminal justice agencies pilot program, which have been accomplished.
Makes an appropriation for FTE to maintain the system.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 1620.5101.5, Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
declaration. (1) The general
assembly hereby finds and determines that, since 1974, there have
been proposals for an automated criminal justice information system
that shares and tracks data concerning offenders among the various
criminal justice agencies. Because each of the criminal justice
agencies in the state has developed independent information systems
to address each agency's own management and planning needs, the
status of criminal justice information in the state is
HAS BEEN fragmented.
(2) The general assembly hereby declares that this article is enacted for the purpose of developing, in a costeffective manner, a seamless, integrated criminal justice information system that maximizes standardization of data and communications technology among law enforcement agencies, district attorneys, the courts, and statefunded corrections for adult and youth offenders. Such a system will improve:
(a) Public safety by making more timely, accurate, and complete information concerning offenders available statewide to all criminal justice agencies and to individual decisionmakers in the system including police officers, judges, and corrections officers;
(b) Decisionmaking by increasing the availability of statistical measures for evaluating public policy;
(c) Productivity of existing staff by working toward eliminating redundant data collection and input efforts among the agencies and by reducing or eliminating paperbased processing;
(d) Access to timely, accurate, and complete information by both staff from all criminal justice agencies and the public WHEN PERMITTED BY ARTICLE 72 OF TITLE 24, C.R.S.
(3) Because information about offenders collected by local law enforcement agencies may be the most current, the general assembly directs criminal justice agencies, where practical, to cooperate with and to encourage local law enforcement agencies to participate in the Colorado integrated criminal justice information system program developed under this article.
(4) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HEREBY FINDS THAT THE INITIAL PLAN PROPOSED BY THE TASK FORCE CREATED BY THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION ON INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, THAT THE COLORADO INTEGRATED CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SYSTEM PROGRAM IS IN THE BEGINNING STAGES OF IMPLEMENTATION, AND THAT THE SHARING OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION IS BEING ENHANCED AS A RESULT. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FURTHER FINDS THAT THERE IS A NEED TO PROVIDE ONGOING SUPPORT AND LEADERSHIP FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE COLORADO INTEGRATED CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SYSTEM PROGRAM.
SECTION 2. 1620.5102 (2), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
1620.5102. Definitions. As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:
(2) "Chief officer" means the chief criminal justice information system officer selected pursuant to section 1620.5103 responsible for coordinating the implementation of a strategic plan for AND MAINTAINING an integrated criminal justice information system, as such term is defined in subsection (3) of this section.
SECTION 3. Repeal. 1620.5105, Colorado Revised Statutes, is repealed as follows:
1620.5105. Task force plan
for implementation integrated criminal justice information
June 1, 1996, the task force shall submit recommendations for
an initial plan to implement the uniform policy specified in section
1620.5103 (2) to the commission. The proposed plan
shall include, but need not be limited to:
(a) A detailed description of
current business procedures in each criminal justice agency for
coordinating the exchange of information among criminal justice
agencies, including the costs and number of fulltime employees
required for such procedures;
(b) A detailed description including
the cost of the hardware and software required by each criminal
justice agency to connect to a network linking data bases at other
criminal justice agencies;
(c) A description of what personnel
at which agency shall be responsible for the ongoing maintenance
of the proposed network system;
(d) Procedures for a pilot program
to be established in at least two of the criminal justice agencies
that contains timelines for installation, training, and implementation
of the integrated network in those agencies and specific benchmarks
for the demonstration of the capabilities of the network system
and cost savings;
(e) (I) A proposed timeframe
that shall not extend beyond December 31, 1997, for:
(A) The development of a uniform
data dictionary for use by all criminal justice agencies, consistent
with applicable state and federal laws and regulations including,
but not limited to, the national criminal justice information
(B) The connection of each criminal
justice agency to the new integrated criminal justice network
linking data bases at other criminal justice agencies; and
(C) The training of personnel
in each criminal justice agency on the integrated network.
(II) The proposed timeframe shall
include specific benchmark dates for the demonstration of cost
and personnel savings and demonstration of results of the improvements
described in section 1620.5101.5 (2).
(2) Within thirty days after the
submission of a proposed plan, the commission shall approve the
plan if it finds that it meets the goals stated in section 1620.5101.5
(2) and can be implemented within current appropriations or shall
return the proposed plan to the task force with its recommended
SECTION 4. Repeal. 1620.5106, Colorado Revised Statutes, is repealed as follows:
moneys shall be expended prior to the approval of the plan by
(2) The commission shall verify
that previously established benchmarks have been met or the task
force has shown good cause to waive the requirement.
(3) Following the verification
required by subsection (2) of this section but before moneys are
expended, the state controller shall confirm that sufficient moneys
are available from the appropriation made from the capital construction
fund to the division of accounts and control to cover the request
(4) The state controller is authorized
to expend moneys appropriated from the capital construction fund
for the purposes of this article only if the commission has verified
that the benchmarks have been met or waived pursuant to subsection
(2) of this section.
SECTION 5. Repeal. 1620.5108, Colorado Revised Statutes, is repealed as follows:
1620.5108. Local criminal
justice agencies pilot program.
conjunction with the plan for implementation developed under section
1620.5105, the task force shall develop a plan and
timetable for a pilot program, referred to in this section as
the "local pilot program", to be conducted in El Paso,
Jefferson, and Weld counties. The local pilot program shall provide
for the seamless integration of the local criminal justice agencies'
information systems into the Colorado integrated criminal justice
information system developed under this article. The implementation
of the local pilot program shall not delay the implementation
of the plan developed under section 1620.5105 and
shall not adversely impact the integrated network established
under this article. Any local criminal justice agency in El Paso,
Jefferson, or Weld county wishing to participate in the local
pilot program shall notify the task force on or before July 1,
1996, of its intent to participate in the local pilot program.
(2) Any local criminal justice
agencies participating in the local pilot program shall bear all
of the costs associated with the local pilot program.
(3) On or before January 1 of
the year following the implementation of the local pilot program
and each year thereafter, the counties participating in the local
pilot program shall submit a report to the task force on the effectiveness
and costsavings realized by the integration of the local
criminal justice agencies' information systems into the Colorado
integrated criminal justice information system developed under
SECTION 6. Adjustment to the 1998 Long Bill. For the implementation of this act, the appropriation made in the annual general appropriation act for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998, to the Department of Corrections, Institutions, Medical Services Subprogram, Operating Expenses, shall be decreased by two hundred forty-five thousand two hundred eighty-one dollars ($245,281) general fund.
SECTION 7. Appropriation. In addition to any other appropriation, there is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the general fund not otherwise appropriated, to the department of public safety, for allocation to the office of the executive director, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998, the sum of two hundred forty-five thousand two hundred eighty-one dollars ($245,281) and 1.5 FTE, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the implementation of this act.
SECTION 8. 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.