At the Colorado state Capitol lawmakers have introduced two versions of a bill to make sure child sex offenders spend time in prison.
Colorado lawmakers from both parties are working on different versions of a bill that would lay out mandatory sentences for child sex offenders.
After tragedies like the Aurora theater shooting, public safety drove a lot of legislation this year in Colorado, dealing with everything from DNA testing to drug sentencing to crimes against pregnant women.
A blow up between Democrats and Republicans at the state Capitol has put a sweeping anti-crime measure in jeopardy.
Some Colorado lawmakers say there’s no need to increase penalties for people who attack young children. What’s known as “Jessica’s Law,” named after a Florida girl sexually assaulted and killed, won’t become law in the state.