SB18-014

SB18-014 - Department Of Corrections Disclose Location Of Out-of-state Inmate

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning requiring the department of corrections to disclose the location of inmates who are relocated to facilities outside of the state.

The bill states that if the department of corrections (department) relocates an inmate for incarceration or contracts with another state for the incarceration of an inmate in a penal institution in another state, then not later than 48 hours after such relocation, the department shall notify the prosecuting attorney and any registered victim of crimes for which the inmate is serving his or her sentence of the name and location of the penal institution where the inmate is to be housed.

This disclosure requirement does not apply if:

 

  • The inmate is a witness and the executive director of the department (executive director) determines that disclosing the inmate's location would pose a risk to the personal safety of the inmate, corrections staff, other inmates, or facilities;
  • The prosecuting attorney requests in writing that the department not disclose the location of the penal institution where the inmate is located;
  • The registered victim is currently incarcerated; or
  • The inmate has been employed by the department or as a law enforcement officer and the executive director determines that disclosing the inmate's location poses a risk to the personal safety of the inmate, corrections staff, other inmates, or facilities.

If the department relocates an inmate and the executive director determines that any of these factors applies, then not later than 48 hours after such relocation, the department shall notify the prosecuting attorney:

 

  • That the inmate has been relocated; and
  • Which of the factors the executive director has determined applies.

If the prosecuting attorney agrees with the executive director's determination that a factor applies, then the prosecuting attorney shall confirm the executive director's determination in writing, the department shall retain such written confirmation, and the department shall notify any registered victim of one or more crimes for which the inmate is serving his or her sentence that:

 

  • The inmate has been relocated; and
  • The department is unable to disclose the inmate's location because one of the factors applies.

If the prosecuting attorney disagrees with the executive director's determination that a factor applies, then the executive director has 30 days to review the notice of disagreement. If, after such review, the executive director still determines that a factor applies and the inmate's location should not be disclosed, the department shall notify the prosecutor of such fact and notify any registered victims that the prosecutor disagrees with the executive director's determination. Either the prosecutor or any registered victim of the inmate may bring an action in the district court from which the inmate's sentence was issued for the court to determine whether a substantial basis existed and still exists to support the executive director's determination. If the district court finds that no substantial basis exists, the executive director shall disclose the inmate's location to any registered victims.

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

 

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Latest update: April 23, 2018
04/23/2018 - Governor Signed
04/17/2018 - Sent to the Governor
04/17/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/12/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/09/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/06/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
04/03/2018 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/01/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
01/29/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
01/26/2018 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
01/25/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
01/22/2018 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
01/10/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary