A package of bills designed to increase law enforcement oversight is running into trouble at the state Capitol.
The Colorado House advanced measures Friday to limit the use of chokeholds by officers and to make it easier to appoint special prosecutors when law enforcement is accused of using excessive force.
Saying that pregnant and nursing women need additional education about marijuana, the Colorado House gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill requiring warnings to be posted in pot shops.
Colorado pot shops would have to post warnings for pregnant and nursing women under a bill that passed its first test at the state Legislature on Tuesday.
Colorado lawmakers have advanced legislation to prohibit the use of Native American mascots at schools unless tribes give permission.
Cellphone makers have come up with lots of devices that make it easier to drive with both hands on the wheel while using their technology, but in Colorado one common setup for going hands-free is illegal.
Democrats are spearheading a package of legislation aimed at expanding oversight of Colorado law enforcement and placing limits on their power, a response to allegations of excessive force both in the state and nationally.
Restrictions on cellphone use while driving in Colorado won’t advance this year after lawmakers missed a deadline to vote on the bill.
For a while, it seemed Colorado lawmakers had hung up on a proposal to restrict cellphone use in cars this year, but it turns out the bill was just on hold.
New restrictions on cellphone use while driving stalled in the Colorado House on Wednesday as lawmakers wrestled with emotional testimony and the logistics of enforcing the proposal.