SB17-126

SB17-126 - Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the Colorado domestic violence fatality review board, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

The bill creates the Colorado domestic violence fatality review board (board) in the department of law (department). The review board includes the attorney general or his or her designee, who acts as chair, and at least 17 other members, to be appointed by the attorney general.

The review board shall:

 

  • Coordinate with local and regional domestic violence review teams (review teams) to collect data;
  • Review and analyze the data; and
  • Prepare recommendations for the general assembly.

The board shall submit a written report of its recommendations to the health and human services and judiciary committees of the senate and the public health care and human services and judiciary committees of the house of representatives on or before December 1, 2018, and on or before December 1 each year thereafter through December 1, 2021. The report may include, but is not limited to the following:

 

  • Recommendations for improving communication between public and private organizations and agencies;
  • The number of domestic violence fatalities and near-death incidents that occurred in each county during the preceding year and the factors associated with each fatality;
  • Recommendations for reducing the incidence of domestic violence in the state, and for improving responses to domestic violence incidents by the legal system and by communities; and
  • Recommendations directed at primary prevention of domestic violence.

A city, county, or district court may establish a review team to review fatal and near-fatal incidents of domestic violence, related domestic violence matters, and suicides related to domestic abuse. Each review team shall collect data and report it to their communities and to the review board. A local or regional child fatality prevention review team may operate as a domestic violence review team.

The bill creates the Colorado domestic violence review board cash fund (fund) and authorizes the department and the review board to seek, accept, and expend gifts, grants, and donations to the fund from private or public sources.

The board is repealed, effective September 1, 2022. Before the repeal, the review board shall be reviewed by the department of regulatory agencies.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Latest update: June 8, 2017
06/08/2017 - Governor Signed
05/18/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/18/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/18/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/04/2017 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/03/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/02/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/25/2017 - House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/10/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services
04/10/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/07/2017 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/06/2017 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/15/2017 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/27/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to