Garnett’s Cybersecurity Crime Crackdown Bill Signed by Governor

(June 4) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law today a bipartisan bill sponsored by Assistant Majority Leader, Alec Garnett, D-Denver that makes credit card skimming a crime and criminalizes using a computer to engage in prostitution of a minor. The bill further changes the penalty structure for cybercrimes to crack down on crimes that hurt Colorado consumers and put children at risk.

“This new law puts Colorado at the forefront of addressing cybercrime and brings our laws in sync with the evolving technological realities of the 21st century,” Rep. Garnett said. “The legislature must build on the progress of this important legislation and stay vigilant in deterring these nefarious types of activities.”

With the Governor’s signature, HB18-1200 will go into effect on August 8, 2018.

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