Tag Archives: Senate Judiciary Committee

Legislature Addressing Proxy Marriages

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers are advancing legislation to restrict the use of proxy marriages in the state, a holdover from the Vietnam War designed to allow deployed soldiers marry to their sweethearts. Colorado’s proxy marriage law Continue reading

State Lawmakers Give Initial Approval to Bill Protecting Unborn Children

Co-State-Capital-300The Offenses Against Unborn Children Act passed its first test yesterday at the Colorado Statehouse, after hours of intense and sometimes emotional testimony, when the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 268 on a 3-2 vote. Senate President Bill Cadman introduced the bill, which permits an unborn child to be Continue reading

Lawmakers Advance Police Oversight Bills

co-state-capitol-300Colorado legislators gave initial approval to three proposals aimed at increasing oversight on law enforcement after high-profile cases alleging excessive force in the state and nationwide. The Senate Judiciary Committee took up the bills Continue reading

Legislators Working on Police Oversight Bills

co-state-capitol-300Colorado legislators are starting work on a package of bills designed to increase oversight on law enforcement after high-profile cases alleging excessive force in the state and nationwide. One proposal will allow law enforcement agencies to Continue reading

This Week in the Colorado Legislature

co-state-capitol-300Legislators begin discussions this week on a package of bills aimed at increasing oversight on law enforcement and curbing their powers. In all, legislators are considering nearly a dozen bills on the topic. The first few will be heard Wednesday Continue reading

Cyberbullying Bill Headed for Approval

cyberbullyA bill to crack down on cyberbullying appears headed to approval in the Colorado Senate. The bill would make cyberbullying a misdemeanor harassment charge punishable by as much as $750 in fines and up to six months in county jail. The bill has already passed the Democratic House. It was approved 5-0 yesterday in the Continue reading