Lawmakers in both Washington, DC and Colorado have passed new laws aimed at putting rapists behind bars. The laws speed up the processing of evidence collected in rapes.
Colorado lawmakers were closing a contentious and weighty term Wednesday with big decisions settled on gun control to immigration to marijuana. But the 120-day session didn’t end without a dose of partisan sniping and a few big ideas left on the table.
A blow up between Democrats and Republicans at the state Capitol has put a sweeping anti-crime measure in jeopardy.
Civil unions for gay couples was a rallying cry for Democrats who took control of the Colorado House in last year’s elections and vowed an early vote on the proposal. They kept their promise Tuesday.
A bill would further clarify existing language in the current law for sex education programs in public schools.
A package of gun control measures began its lengthy and emotional route through Colorado’s Legislature on Friday, with the House approving limits on the size of ammunition magazines and expanding background checks after hours of fiery debate about how to stop gun violence.
A Democratic gun control package began its lengthy and emotional route through Colorado’s Legislature on Friday, with the House approving limits on the size of ammunition magazines after hours of fiery debate on gun violence and how to stop it.
Kicking off a long, emotional debate about guns, Colorado lawmakers clashed Friday over setting limits on the size of ammunition magazines, a proposal in a package of Democratic bills responding to mass shootings at an Aurora movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school.
Democrats rejected a proposal to make it tougher for Colorado defendants to be found not guilty by reason of insanity by putting the burden of proof on defense attorneys, instead of prosecutors.
Lawmakers in Colorado are considering a measure that would make it tougher for defendants to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.