By the Denver Private Investigator Blog
Legislation requiring all Colorado private investigators to register with the state, pass a “jurisprudence examination,” clear a background check and obtain a surety bond is on its way to being approved by the state legislature.
The Colorado Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 13-259 Wednesday, and its first House committee on Thursday by a single vote.
Members of the House Committee on Business, Labor, Economic, and Workforce DevelopmentCommittee passed the bill on a straight party-line vote of 6-5, with Democrats voting in favor and Republicans against. Voting yes were Thomas (Tony) Exum, D-Colorado Springs, Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, Paul Rosenthal, D-Denver, Su Ryden, D-Aurora, Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada, and Angela Williams, D-Denver. Voting against the bill were Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, Chris Holbert, R-Parker, Clarice Navarro, R-Pueblo, Dan Nordberg, R-Colorado Springs, and Libby Szabo, R-Arvada.