Reporters have been more likely to get a no-such-records-exist response since the Colorado legislature in 2016 adopted a simplified and expedited process for sealing the criminal records of defendants who are acquitted or have completed a diversion agreement or a deferred sentence, or their cases are dismissed.
First Amendment concerns didn’t prevent a panel of state lawmakers from endorsing a prohibition against medical marijuana advertising that is likely to reach youths under 18.
Hoping to find a compromise that satisfies school districts and law enforcement agencies, state lawmakers tabled a contentious bill aimed at improving the reporting of safety and disciplinary violations at Colorado schools.
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Colorado Press Association and the Pulp magazine in Pueblo over state regulations that restrict recreational marijuana advertising.
Fees for public records, protecting the confidential sources of journalists, the Open Meetings Law. These weren’t the topics that grabbed the biggest headlines during the during the 2014 legislative session. But that doesn’t diminish their importance.
A bill to ease the process for sealing the records of marijuana crimes now legal in Colorado didn’t last long in the Colorado Legislature.
State lawmakers Wednesday advanced a bill that would make it easier to seal the records of marijuana crimes now legal in Colorado under Amendment 64.