This issue brief provides information on electric utilities in Colorado, and how utilities generate and distribute electricity to Colorado homes and businesses. The issue brief also describes the regulation of investor-owned electric utilities by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
In Colorado state law, isolation and quarantine can be applied to humans, animals, or plants. This issue brief focuses on human quarantines and provides a brief history of their use, as well as a discussion of state and federal law governing quarantine in Colorado.
This issue brief provides a brief description of the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and summarizes key provisions of Senate Bill 06-235, which modifies PERA's board of directors and attempts to improve its financial situation.
Identity theft is generally defined as the unlawful use of personal identifying or financial information of another person to obtain cash or credit, including name and birth date as well as a credit card and social security number.
This issue brief discusses provides an overview of the act's provisions and details state requirements for implementing the federal requirements for state-issued drivers' licenses and identification cards.
The rise in distracted driving, often associated with ever-present smart phones and mobile devices, has been identified as a cause and contributing factor to automobile crashes. This issue brief gives an overview of state and federal regulations on the issue.
Some U.S. cities have adopted legislation to limit or restrict the use of natural gas systems in new construction, instead requiring building systems or appliances to be powered by electricity. In response to these natural gas prohibitions, some states have enacted legislation prohibiting cities from restricting natural gas systems in new construction. This issue brief provides background on the issue and how it applies to Colorado.