House Bill 16-1122 – “Remote Starter Systems”

Concerning the use of remote starter systems on unattended vehicles.

Summary:

Current law prohibits the idling of an unattended vehicle. The act limits the law to unlocked vehicles and makes an exception for vehicles with a remote starter system when the driver takes adequate security measures.

The act specifies that local authorities may enforce or enact ordinances or resolutions concerning time limits on the idling of motor vehicles within one year after the effective date of the act.

Sponsors:

Senator Vicki Marble | Senator Owen Hill | Representative Justin Everett

Signed on March 31st 2016 By: Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (Speaker of The House of Representatives) ; Bill L. Cadman (President of The Senate) ; Marilyn Eddins (Chief Clerk of The House of Representatives) ; Effie Ameen (Secretary of The Senate) ; John W. Hickenlooper (Governor of The State of Colorado)

House Bill 16-1234 – “State Assessment Selection & Local Flexibility”

Concerning the consideration of methods for selecting state assessment alternatives that maintain the existing state assessment requirements, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Summary:

The act directs the department of education (department) to investigate methods for and costs of creating or selecting state assessments in the subjects of mathematics, English language arts, science, and social studies, including the methods and costs to allow local education providers to create or select assessments in these subjects and to enable the state to use the locally selected assessments as part of the state accountability system. The department must report the results of its investigation to the state board of education and to the education committees of the general assembly. The act requires the department to apply to the federal department of education for innovative assessment and accountability demonstration authority.

$39,600 is appropriated to the department of education for the 2016-17 fiscal year for the implement of the act.

Sponsors:

Senator Vicki Marble | Senator Michael Merrifield | Representative Jonathan Singer | Representative Gordon Klingenchmitt

Signed on June 10th 2016 By: Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (Speaker of The House of Representatives) ; Bill L. Cadman (President of The Senate) ; Marilyn Eddins (Chief Clerk of The House of Representatives) ; Effie Ameen (Secretary of The Senate) ; John W. Hickenlooper (Governor of The State of Colorado)

House Bill 16-1309 – “Right To Counsel In Municipal Court”

Concerning a defendant’s right to counsel in certain cases considered by municipal courts.

Summary:

At the time of first appearance on a municipal charge, if the defendant is in custody and the charged offense includes a possible sentence of incarceration, the court shall appoint counsel to represent the defendant for purposes of the initial appearance unless, after a full advisement, the defendant makes a knowing, intelligent, and voluntary waiver of his or her right to counsel.

If the defendant remains in custody, the appointment of counsel continues until the defendant is released from custody. If the defendant is released from custody, he or she may apply for court-appointed counsel, and the court shall appoint counsel if the court determines that the defendant is indigent and the charged offense includes a possible sentence of incarceration.

Sponsors:

Senator Vicki Marble | Representative Susan Lontine

Signed on June 11th 2016 @ 9:15am By: Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (Speaker of The House of Representatives) ; Bill L. Cadman (President of The Senate) ; Marilyn Eddins (Chief Clerk of The House of Representatives) ; Effie Ameen (Secretary of The Senate) ; John W. Hickenlooper (Governor of The State of Colorado)

Paid for by Marble for House District 49.
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