Discovery project steering committee
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(a)There is created the discovery project steering committee convened to assist in developing a request for proposal application and selection process to choose a vendor to develop a statewide discovery sharing system. The steering committee consists of:
(I)The attorney general or the attorney general’s designee, who shall serve as the chair of the steering committee;
(II)The state court administrator or the state court administrator’s designee, who shall serve as the vice-chair of the steering committee;
(III)The state public defender or the state public defender’s designee;
(IV)A representative of the criminal defense bar appointed by the chief justice;
(V)A district court judge appointed by the chief justice;
(VI)Three district attorneys appointed by the governor, one representing an urban judicial district, one representing a mid-sized district, and one representing a rural district;
(VII)A county sheriff appointed by the governor;
(VIII)A chief of police appointed by the governor; and
(IX)The alternate defense counsel or the alternate defense counsel’s designee.
(b)The project steering committee must also have a nonvoting member appointed by the governor from the office of information technology who serves only as a technology advisor to assist the steering committee.
(2)and (3) Repealed.
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(a)The discovery project steering committee shall develop benchmarks and contractual requirements for the statewide discovery sharing system.
(b)The Colorado district attorneys’ council shall enter into a contract with the selected vendor to complete the system by June 30, 2017. The contract must include the benchmarks and requirements developed pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subsection (4). The executive director of the Colorado district attorneys’ council shall provide periodic reports to the steering committee and the joint budget committee regarding benchmarks and requirements and the progress of the development of the system. It is not necessary for the steering committee to meet to receive the periodic reports.
(5)The discovery project steering committee may meet as necessary to provide practical and technical support for the maintenance and enhancement of the system and to ensure that the system is meeting the needs of the criminal justice system.
(6)Once the statewide discovery sharing system is operational, a district attorney or the Colorado district attorneys’ council, who, after making a good-faith effort to redact all information from a discovery document provided to a defendant or defense counsel, provides a document that contains information that is legally required to be redacted, is not liable for civil damages as a result of acts or omissions related to providing discovery documents that contain information required to be redacted that is not redacted.
Section 16-9-701 — Discovery project steering committee,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-16.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).