(May 16) – Governor Hickenlooper signed Speaker Crisanta Duran and Rep. Marc Catlin’s bill today to improve and increase school safety by investing in technology to allow for seamless communications between schools and first responders in the event of an emergency. “When there is an emergency situation at a school, every second counts,” said Speaker
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
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
(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
(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.
(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
(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
(April 18) – The House approved a bill led by Speaker Crisanta Duran and Rep. Faith Winter to address sexual misconduct in higher education by a vote of 34-28. In 2017, the Trump administration rescinded guidance for institutions of higher education on how they should address sexual assaults under the federal law, Title IX. The
(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
(March 8) – The House Transportation & Energy Committee unanimously approved Rep. Leslie Herod’s bill today to report the transfer of ownership from the sale of a motor vehicle. Coloradans are vulnerable to liability after the sale of a motor vehicle if the current owner fails to register the sale with the department of revenue.