(1) Notwithstanding any state statute or rule of the Colorado supreme court to the
contrary, this part 2 and the supreme court rules adopted pursuant to this part 2
establish the only procedure for challenging a sentence of death or the conviction
that resulted in the sentence of death.
(2) This part 2 does not apply to class 1 felony cases in which a sentence of death
is not sought or to class 1 felony convictions for which the death penalty is not
(3) This part 2 shall apply to any class 1 felony conviction for which the death penalty
is imposed as punishment, regardless of whether the sentence is imposed pursuant to
section 18-1.3-1201, 18-1.3-1302, or 18-1.4-102, C.R.S., which death sentence is imposed on or after the date upon which the supreme court
adopts rules implementing the unitary system of review established by this part 2.
(4) For cases in which a death sentence is imposed prior to the date upon which the
Colorado supreme court adopts rules implementing the unitary system of review established
by this part 2, appellate review and postconviction review shall be as otherwise provided
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