Hick Signs Primavera’s Bill to Protect Victims from Their Perpetrators

May 29, 2013

(May 29) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Tuesday to fund the Address Confidentiality Program, which helps protect victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual offenses. SB13-271, which was sponsored in the House by Rep. Dianne Primavera (D-Broomfield) and received unanimous support in the House, expands funding options for the Address Confidentiality Program. This

Hickenlooper Signs a Trio of Education Bills

May 29, 2013

(May 29) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed three bills Tuesday that cover the spectrum of Colorado’s education system from early child care to at-risk teenagers to parent engagement. HB13-1291, sponsored by Rep. Crisanta Duran (D-Denver), creates the Colorado Infant and Toddler Quality and Availability Grant Program. The program will award $3 million in grants each

Guv Signs Levy Bill Creating Clarity on Prison Sentences

May 29, 2013

(May 29) – A bipartisan bill to tighten the state’s procedures for counting prison sentences was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday. HB13-1323, sponsored by Speaker Pro Tem Claire Levy (D-Boulder) and Rep. Frank McNulty (R-Highlands Ranch), requires the Department of Corrections to treat offenders serving two or more sentences as serving them consecutively,

Guv Signs Young’s Crackdown on Persistent Drunk Drivers

May 29, 2013

(May 29) – Among the 73 bills signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday was Rep. Dave Young’s measure to expand the number of DUI violators classified as persistent drunk drivers. HB13-1240 lowers the blood alcohol content threshold for a person to be considered a persistent drunk driver from 0.17 BAC to 0.15 BAC, and