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Jessica’s Law

Rape victim Matt Anchner testifies at the Capitol (credit: CBS)

Sexual Assault Victims Make Powerful Case To Adopt ‘Jessica’s Law’

At the Colorado state Capitol lawmakers have introduced two versions of a bill to make sure child sex offenders spend time in prison.

03/03/2014

Jessica Lunsford (credit: CBS)

With 2 Different Bills, Colorado Will Get A ‘Jessica’s Law’

Colorado lawmakers from both parties are working on different versions of a bill that would lay out mandatory sentences for child sex offenders.

02/28/2014

The Colorado Legislature on the first day of the session (credit: CBS)

The Topic Of Crime Drove A Lot Of Legislation At The Capitol This Session

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.

05/07/2013

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Feud Between Parties Leaves Sweeping State Crime Bill In Jeopardy

A blow up between Democrats and Republicans at the state Capitol has put a sweeping anti-crime measure in jeopardy.

05/02/2013

Jessica's father, Mark Lunsford, gets emotional telling his story to Colorado Lawmakers on Wednesday. (credit: CBS)

‘Jessica’s Law’ Shot Down In Colorado Once Again

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.

02/13/2013