SOME BILLS WE ARE FOLLOWING

There are some bills that have been introduced in the Colorado General Assembly in 2011 that we are following:

HB1261 deals with driving under the influence of marijuana. It will add driving with a blood content of 5 nanograms or more of THC to the state’s DUI law. Driving with a THC level of 5 nanograms or more would be added to Colorado’s DUI Per Se law. This bill was passed in the state House and has been sent to the Senate for consideration.

HB 1189, as originally introduced required the court to order a person charged with DUI who had two prior alcohol convictions to be placed on electronic monitoring; to submit to testing and to have an ignition interlock installed in their car as a condition of bond. When the bill was considered by the Senate, the requirements for electronic monitoring, testing and the interlock were removed. In its place, a person with one prior conviction would be ordered by the court to abstain from alcohol. The bill has been referred to a conference committee to resolve the differences between the two versions.

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