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June 7, 2021


DENVER– House Speaker Alec Garnett released the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee voted to amend HB21-1320, the Sex Offender Management Board sunset review bill, to extend the continuation of the board for another two years without making any changes, giving the legislature more time to work through the necessary reforms that the board requires.

“While there’s been a great deal of disagreement around the Sex Offender Management Board, the one thing that has become absolutely clear after four separate reviews is that the board and our sex offender management processes are in dire need of reform,” said Speaker Alec Garnett, D-Denver. “I am grateful to Representatives Tipper and Benavidez for their work on this critical issue and remain frustrated that certain key stakeholders in this process, particularly the District Attorneys, chose to obstruct collaborative reforms instead of coming to the table to help find a solution that works for Colorado. I sincerely hope that as these discussions continue into next year, District Attorneys and other interested parties will have an active seat at the table and bring a commitment to work with us on constructive solutions.”

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