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Colorado River Crime Enforcement Compact
|Colorado River Crime Enforcement Compact|
The Colorado River Crime Enforcement Compact is an interstate compact between Arizona and California. It grants concurrent jurisdiction for courts and law enforcement officers for crimes committed on the Colorado River.
Text of the compact
The legislature of each member state passes the laws with certain modifications, but the core of the legislation remains the same.
- (a) The purpose of this compact is to promote the interests of justice with regard to crimes committed on the Colorado River by avoiding jurisdictional issues as to whether a criminal act sought to be prosecuted was committed on one side or the other of the exact boundary of the channel, and thus avoiding the risk that an offender may go free on technical grounds because neither state is able to establish that the offense was committed within its boundaries.
- (b) This compact shall become operative when ratified by law in the State of Arizona; and shall remain in full force and effect so long as the provisions of this compact, as ratified by the State of Arizona, remain substantively the same as the provisions of this compact, as ratified by this section. This compact may be amended in the same manner as is required for it to be ratified to become operative.
- Council of State Governments' report on interstate agreements for law enforcement and concurrent jurisdiction