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Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
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(DENVER) - The first meeting of the newly-formed Governor's Task Force on Sexually Violent Predators will be held on Friday, June 17. Governor Bill Owens initiated the Task Force through an Executive Order issued today; planning for the creation of the Task Force began last week.
"Government's first priority must be the protection of its citizens," Owens said. We need to examine the processes that are used to evaluate sexually violent predators as well as the methods used to notify the community. I also have asked the Task Force to identify any statutory and regulatory changes that may necessary."
Task Force membership will include the state Attorney General John Suthers, three members of the judiciary as appointed by the Chief Justice, the executive directors of the departments of Corrections and Public Safety, a representative from the Colorado Victims Assistance Program, the chairman of the state Parole Board, the executive director of the Colorado District Attorney's Council, a representative of the chiefs of police and the state Public Defender.
A complete list of Task Force members follows.
The group is specifically charged with two tasks: 1) identify and address any deficiencies in the existing identification and notification system regarding sexually violent predators; and 2) based upon its findings, submit a recommendation to the Governor by November 1, 2005, on whether any statutory changes are necessary to improve the existing system.
The first meeting on Friday will be held at the office of the Attorney General at 9 a.m.
The following are the members of the Governor's Task Force on Sexually Violent Predators:
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