A blow up between Democrats and Republicans at the state Capitol has put a sweeping anti-crime measure in jeopardy.
Those who do drugs now may be in their own category according to Colorado law. State lawmakers want to overhaul how people are sentenced in the state for drug offenses.
Nearly all people going through Colorado’s criminal court system will have to submit DNA samples under a bill introduced at the Statehouse.
There’s a proposal to collect DNA from everyone who commits a crime in Colorado, no matter how small.
The synthetic drugs known as bath salts are now officially banned in Colorado. Tobacco shops and even some convenience stores across the state sold the synthetic cathinones.
Colorado lawmakers are proposing reducing penalties for some drug possession offenses from felonies to misdemeanors in a move supporters say is aimed at ensuring offenders get treatment instead of long prison sentences.
Selling or manufacturing synthetic drugs known as “bath salts” would be illegal in Colorado under a bill in consideration at the state Legislature.
The crime of criminal libel is one of the oldest in Colorado’s books. One Colorado senator is looking to repeal the seldom-used law in an era when almost anyone can be a publisher online.