2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 16 - Criminal Proceedings
Code of Criminal Procedure
Article 13 - Special Proceedings
Part 7 - Reporting and Disposition of Forfeited Property
§ 16-13-702. Disposition of forfeited property

CO Rev Stat ยง 16-13-702 (2016) What's This?

(1) No forfeited property shall be used nor shall any forfeited proceeds be expended by any seizing agency to whom section 16-13-701 (1) applies unless such use or expenditure has been approved by a committee on disposition of forfeited property which is created in subsection (2) of this section.

(2) There is hereby created, for each seizing agency, a committee on disposition of forfeited property. The committee on disposition of forfeited property shall meet as necessary to approve the use of forfeited property or the expenditure of forfeited proceeds by the seizing agency.

(3) The composition of the committee for a seizing agency shall, at a minimum, include the district attorney of the judicial district having jurisdiction over the forfeited property, or a designee of such district attorney; the head of the seizing agency, or the designee of such person; and a representative of the governmental body having budgetary authority over the seizing agency appointed by the governmental body. The required members of the committee may select other members to serve on the committee by unanimous agreement.

(4) The composition of the committee, where the seizing agency is a district attorney's office, shall, at a minimum, include the district attorney or the designee of such district attorney; the head of a law enforcement agency from among the law enforcement agencies in the district attorney's judicial district, who is appointed by the district attorney; and one representative of one of the governmental bodies having budgetary authority over the district attorney's budget, to be selected by the unanimous agreement of all of the governmental bodies in the judicial district which have budgetary authority over the district attorney's budget. The required members of the committee may select other members to serve on the committee by unanimous agreement.

(5) The composition of the committee for any group of law enforcement agencies which have associated and are authorized to perform special law enforcement functions shall include the district attorney of the judicial district having jurisdiction over the property forfeited under this article, or the designee of such district attorney; the head of the seizing agency having jurisdiction over the property forfeited under this article, or such person's designee; and a representative from the governing body having budgetary authority over the seizing agency. The required members of the committee may select other members to serve on the committee by unanimous agreement.

(6) Nothing in this article shall be construed to prevent multiple seizing agencies from combining to form a single committee on disposition of forfeited property which has a membership different from the committees described in subsection (3), (4), or (5) of this section so long as the membership of such committee is approved by all governing bodies which have approval over the budgets of each of the seizing agencies which have combined to form the committee.

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