(Feb. 2) – Rep. Millie Hamner’s bill clamping down on sex offenders passed the House today by a vote of 60-3.
Under current law, an accused domestic violence offender or stalker must go to a bond hearing before a judge and be issued a written restraining order before release from jail. This bill extends these requirements to all sex-offense cases.
The original law, also sponsored by Rep. Hamner, D-Dillon, was passed in 2012 after a stalker murdered one of her constituents, Vonnie Flores of Leadville.
“I brought this expansion of Vonnie’s Law in her memory, and to prevent future tragedies of this type,” Rep. Hamner said.
With only three “no” votes — Reps. Justin Everett, R-Littleton, Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, and Kim Ransom, R-Littleton — the bill moves over to the Senate.