April 21, 2019

HB 14-1095: Requiring the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to Investigate Computer Crime

On January 14, 2014, Rep. Daniel Kagan and Sen. Linda Newell introduced HB 14-1095 – Concerning the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s Authority to Investigate Computer Crime. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

The bill requires the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (bureau) to:

  • Conduct criminal investigations relating to computer crime;
  • Develop and collect information with regard to computer crime in an effort to identify, charge, and prosecute criminal offenders and enterprises that unlawfully access and exploit computer systems and networks and report such information to the appropriate law enforcement organizations. The bureau must also provide awareness training and information concerning cyber-security and security risks to the information technology critical infrastructure industry.
  • Prepare annual reports concerning any activities of computer crime in Colorado for use by local or federal law enforcement officials or the governor.

On Jan. 28, the House Judiciary Committee approved the bill and moved it to the Committee on Appropriations.

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