2013 Police
Bill # Short TitleSponsorsBill SummaryMost Recent StatusCalendar NotificationNews Links
HB13-1043Modify Definition Of Deadly Weapon FOOTE Under current law, for the purposes of criminal law, a deadly weapon is defined as a firearm, whether loaded or unloaded; a knife; a bludgeon; or any other weapon, device, instrument, material, or substance, whether animate or inanimate, that in the manner it is used or intended to be used is capable of producing death or serious bodily injury. The bill modifies this definition so that a firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, qualifies as a deadly weapon regardless of the manner in which it is used or intended to be used. 03/15/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1048Deadly Force Against Intruder At A Business EVERETT / GRANTHAM The bill extends the right to use deadly force against an intruder under certain conditions to include owners, managers, and employees of businesses. 02/04/2013 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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HB13-1114Inferences For Marijuana And Driving Offenses WALLER In any DUI prosecution, if at the time of driving or within a reasonable time thereafter, the driver's blood contains 5 nanograms or more of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol per milliliter in whole blood, as shown by analysis of the defendant's blood, such fact gives rise to a permissible inference that the defendant was under the influence of one or more drugs. Under current law, in any prosecution for vehicular homicide or vehicular assault, if at the time of the commission of the alleged offense, or within a reasonable time thereafter, as shown by analysis of the defendant's blood or breath, there was 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, or if there was at such time 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath, it is presumed that the defendant was under the influence of alcohol. The bill removes this presumption and states instead that such fact gives rise to a permissible inference that the defendant was under the influence of alcohol. The bill removes instances of the term "habitual user" from the traffic code. 04/22/2013 Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
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HB13-1159Use Cell Phones To Present Evidence Of Insurance ROSENTHAL / TOCHTROP Under current law, when an accident occurs, or when requested to do so following any lawful traffic contact or during any traffic investigation by a peace officer, an owner or operator of a motor vehicle or low-power scooter (driver) must present to the requesting officer immediate evidence of a complying policy or certificate of self-insurance in full force and effect. The bill allows a driver to use a cell phone or other electronic device to present such evidence. If a driver uses a cell phone or other electronic device to present evidence of insurance:
* The law enforcement officer to whom the operator presents the device shall not explore the contents of the cell phone or other electronic device other than to examine the driver's policy or certificate of self-insurance; and
* The law enforcement officer to whom the operator presents the device, and any law enforcement agency that employs the officer, are immune from any civil damages resulting from the officer dropping or otherwise unintentionally damaging the cell phone or other electronic device. Under current law, if an insurer issues or renews a policy of insurance, the insurer must provide the insured a proof of insurance certificate or insurance identification card to accompany the insured's registration application or renewal card or provide other proof of insurance. The bill allows an insurer to provide such proof of insurance or insurance identification card in either paper or electronic format. 
04/04/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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HB13-1169No Background Check With Concealed Carry Permit HUMPHREY / BROPHY The bill allows a person to satisfy federal and state background check requirements for the transfer of a firearm by presenting a valid Colorado concealed handgun permit. The bill amends the application procedure for concealed handgun permits to satisfy federal criminal background check requirements. On or before October 1, 2013, the Colorado bureau of investigation shall establish and make available to each sheriff in the state a template for permits to carry concealed handguns. On and after January 1, 2014, each sheriff of the state shall ensure that each permit that he or she issues or renews conforms to the template. 02/18/2013 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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HB13-1187No New Federal Firearm Laws LANDGRAF / LUNDBERG A statute, order, rule, or regulation of the U.S. government that becomes effective on or after January 1, 2013, shall be unenforceable within Colorado if the statute, rule, or regulation purports to impose a prohibition, restriction, or limitation upon the possession of a firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition, including but not limited to a capacity or size limitation or a registration requirement, that does not exist under the laws of this state. An employee or agent of the U.S. government who enforces or attempts to enforce a statute, rule, or regulation of the U.S. government in violation of the provisions of the bill commits a class 1 misdemeanor. The attorney general may defend a Colorado resident who is prosecuted by the U.S. government for an alleged offense in violation of the provisions of the bill. 02/18/2013 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
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SB13-013Secret Service Limited Peace Officer Authority KING The bill gives a special agent, uniform division officer, physical security technician, physical security specialist, or special officer of the United States secret service limited peace officer authority while working in Colorado. 04/19/2013 Governor Action - Signed
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