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Felony DUI Bill Dies In State Senate

A bill that would have meant a felony conviction for people repeatedly caught driving drunk died in the state Senate on Tuesday.

05/06/2014

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Push To Erase Cannabis Crimes Of Past Now That Pot’s Legal

There is a push to erase cannabis crimes of the past now that pot is legal in Colorado.

04/30/2014

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Colorado Lawmakers Trying To Make Cyberbullying A Crime

Bullying through text messages or social media platforms would be a new crime in Colorado under a bill that advanced unanimously out of a House committee Monday.

02/24/2014

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New Law Could Halt Sale Of Synthetic Marijuana

Colorado is a major distributor of synthetic marijuana or “Spice,” but a new law could put many sellers out of business.

01/14/2014

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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

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Colorado Lawmakers Want Overhaul Sentencing For Drug Offenses

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.

04/03/2013

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Bill Would Require DNA From All Misdemeanor Convicts In Colorado

Nearly all people going through Colorado’s criminal court system will have to submit DNA samples under a bill introduced at the Statehouse.

03/05/2013

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State Lawmaker Wants To Take All Misdemeanor Offenders’ DNA

There’s a proposal to collect DNA from everyone who commits a crime in Colorado, no matter how small.

01/30/2013

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Sponsor Of Bath Salts Bill Looks Forward To Enforcement Of New Law

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.

06/08/2012

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Lawmakers Seek To Reduce Colorado Drug Penalties

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.

03/20/2012

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