SB 18-274

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate May 07, 2018
  • Passed Senate May 04, 2018
  • House
  • Governor

Implement Prison Utilization Studies


The bill states that the general assembly intends that the department of corrections (department) shall close excess facilities, as prioritized by a 2013 prison utilization study, when prison population projections indicate excess capacity within correctional facilities. The bill states that on or before June 30, 2019, and thereafter, the department shall operate the Centennial south campus of the Centennial correctional facility to: Administer a diagnostic program; Administer a reentry program; Provide support and other services to the department; and Use the remaining capacity of the campus to house inmates, as appropriate. Current law prohibits the department from operating the Centennial south campus for the purpose of housing inmates in housing units. The bill removes this prohibition and appropriates money to make physical modifications at the Centennial south campus to comply with legal requirements for housing inmates. The bill renames the facility formerly referred to as the 'Denver reception and diagnostic center' as the 'Denver correctional facility' and requires the Denver correctional facility to administer a residential treatment program that provides mental health treatment services to inmates. The department shall also utilize the Denver correctional facility to house inmates with physical, cognitive, and medical conditions that require long-term treatment. The bill states that on and after July 1, 2019, subject to available appropriations, the Centennial north campus shall serve as a transportation unit for the department and as a support facility for the Centennial correctional facility. The bill requires the department to include certain information in its annual 'State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act' report to the committees of reference through 2023. (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.) Read More

Bill Sponsors (4)



May 08, 2018


House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely


May 07, 2018


Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction

May 04, 2018


Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor

May 03, 2018


Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

May 02, 2018


Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Senate Committee of the Whole Appropriations

May 01, 2018


Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Apr 27, 2018


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (05/02/2018) PDF
Introduced (04/27/2018) PDF
Engrossed (05/03/2018) PDF
Reengrossed (05/04/2018) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (05/02/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/30/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (06/11/2018) PDF


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