August 18, 2019

Felony DUI, Child Protection Ombudsman, and Foster Care Background Check Bills Signed

On Monday, June 1, and Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Governor Hickenlooper signed three bills into law. To date, the governor has signed 290 bills into law this legislative session. The bills signed Monday and Tuesday are summarized here.

  • HB 15-1043 – Concerning Penalties for DUI Offenders, and, in Connection Therewith, Making an Appropriation, by Reps. Lori Saine & Beth McCann and Sens. John Cooke & Michael Johnston. The bill increases the penalties for third offenses of DUI, DUI per se, and DWAI so that they are class 4 felonies.
  • SB 15-204 – Concerning the Independent Functioning of the Office of the Child Protection Ombudsman, and, in Connection Therewith, Making and Reducing Appropriations, by Sens. Linda Newell & Kevin Lundberg and Rep. Jonathan Singer. The bill moves the office for the child protection ombudsman from a nonprofit organization to the Judicial Department.
  • SB 15-087 – Concerning the Safe Placement of Children in Foster Care Homes, by Sen. Linda Newell and Rep. Jonathan Singer. The bill reorganizes existing statutes regarding foster care homes, adds definitions for kinship foster care, and adds requirements for background checks of kinship foster care homes.

For a complete list of Governor Hickenlooper’s 2015 legislative decisions, click here.