The following bills have been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Senate Bill 8: Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Criminal Justice System
Sponsors: Sen. Kevin Priola (R), Sen. Brittany Petterson (D)
Summary: The bill, which came out of the interim opioid and substance use disorders study committee, includes seven sections that address diversion of substance use offenders. The bill would require the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to study and make recommendations for alternatives to criminal charges for individuals with substance use disorders arrested for drug-related offenses, allowing medication-assisted treatment for inmates who had been receiving treatment prior to being transferred to DOC custody, and creating a process for sealing certain drug-related offenses among other provisions.