HB17-1138 – Hate Crime Reporting By Law Enforcement

Sponsors: Representative Salazar, Senator Williams

The bill will require specific reports on hate crimes by law enforcement agencies. Specifically, the department of public safety would include in its annual (SMART) Government Act’ hearing information concerning reports submitted by law enforcement agencies concerning crimes committed in the state during the previous year, including but not limited to information concerning reports of bias-motivated crimes. This closes a gap in how we understand hate crimes in our state. Governor Hickenlooper signed the bill into law on April 18.

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