Colorado Legislative Committee Rejects Bid to Require Licensing of Private Investigators, But OKs Registration

By the Denver Private Investigator Blog

Legislation requiring private investigators in Colorado to register with the state was approved earlier this week by a Senate committee, after committee members amended a plan that originally called for mandatory licensing.

The 3-2 vote by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee moved the bill forward, but it still faces several hurdles if it’s to win final approval before the legislature adjourns May 8.

As amended by the committee, the legislation doesn’t require private investigators to have any experience, as the original bill did. In addition to registration, the bill requires only that private investigators pass a “jurisprudence examination” developed by regulators and that they obtain a surety bond in an amount to be determined by regulators.

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