Garnett Responds to Senate Vote to Defeat Red Flags Bill

May 8, 2018

The Zackari Parrish III Violence Prevention Act Would Save Lives (May 7) – The Republican-controlled Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee voted 3-2 today to defeat the bipartisan HB18-1436, sponsored by Assistant Majority Leader Alec Garnett, D-Denver and Assistant Minority Leader Cole Wist, R-Centennial. “Today, my colleagues in the Senate put politics over the

Safety for Communities and Law Enforcement

May 5, 2018

House OKs Garnett’s Bill to Temporarily Impound Firearms of Dangerous People      (May 4) – The House of Representatives voted today to add Colorado to the list of states that have taken action to prevent gun violence by people facing mental health crises.   HB18-1436, sponsored by Assistant Majority Leader Alec Garnett, D-Denver, and

Duran, Winter Assail Campus Sexual Assault Bill’s Defeat

May 1, 2018

(May 1) — Speaker Crisanta Duran and Rep. Faith Winter issued statements after a Republican-controlled state Senate committee voted this morning to kill HB18-1391, their bill to set a statewide sexual misconduct standard at Colorado’s institutions of higher education. “This bill was good public policy that was strongly supported by Colorado colleges and universities after

Garnett Launches Bipartisan ‘Red Flag’ Law

April 30, 2018

(April 30) – House Assistant Majority Leader Alec Garnett and Assistant Minority Leader Cole Wist introduced a bill today to help save lives and protect first responders.   “This bill can save lives by creating a way for family members and law enforcement to act before warning signs escalate into tragedies,” said Rep. Garnett, D-Denver.

House Passes Valdez’s Crackdown on Firearm Theft

April 25, 2018

(April 24) – Rep. Donald Valdez’s bipartisan bill to tighten penalties for theft of firearms won the House’s preliminary OK tonight. HB18-1077, sponsored by Reps. Valdez, D-La Jara, and Larry Liston, R-Colorado Springs, raises the penalty for stealing firearms or ammunition from a Class 4 felony to a Class 3, matching the penalty for stealing

A Crackdown on ‘Swatting’

April 24, 2018

(April 24) – Rep. Jeff Bridges’ bill to crack down on a surge of false reports of active shooters won bipartisan House approval today. SB18-068, sponsored in the House by Reps. Bridges, D-Greenwood Village, and Kevin Van Winkle, R-Highlands Ranch, takes on the crime called “swatting” – the false reporting of an active shooter, bomb

Duran-Winter Bill to Address Sexual Assault on Campus Headed to the House Floor

April 17, 2018

(April 16) – The House Education Committee approved a bill sponsored by Speaker Cristana Duran and Rep. Faith Winter to address sexual misconduct in higher education by a vote of 7-6. Last year, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rescinded Obama-era guidance for institutions of higher education on how they should address sexual assaults under the

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