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

Hick Signs Lee’s Restorative Justice Expansion

May 29, 2013

(May 29) – Gov. John Hickenlooper’s bill-signing marathon on Tuesday included Rep. Pete Lee’s measure to expand and fund the state’s adult and juvenile restorative justice programs. HB13-1254 establishes four restorative justice pilot projects for juvenile offenders. To pay for the associated administrative costs, the bill establishes a Restorative Justice Fund through a $10 surcharge

Energy Savings Mortgage Program Signed Into Law

May 28, 2013

(May 28) – HB13-1105, sponsored by Reps. Mike Foote (D-Lafayette) and Max Tyler (D-Lakewood), was signed into law today by Gov. Hickenlooper. The bill creates a voluntary program to strengthen consumer demand for energy efficiency improvements in Colorado’s housing market by offering short-term incentives for high-performing new homes and energy retrofits of existing homes. “This