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 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.
This issue brief describes single-use plastics, current Colorado law, proposed legislation in Colorado that would have addressed single-use plastics, and other states that have enacted single-use plastics legislation.
This issue brief summarizes new measures enacted by the Colorado General Assembly in 2006 to address minor drivers, including passenger restrictions, permits and driver's licenses, and traffic violation penalties.
This issue brief discusses the services that the state must provide to undocumented immigrants and the associated costs of these services, and describes legislation regarding immigration that was passed during the 2006 legislative session.
In 2019, Colorado enacted House Bill 19-1261, establishing statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals. Colorado also enacted Senate Bill 19-096, requiring the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) within the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to promulgate rules to collect and report on GHG data and to implement measures to meet these GHG emissions reduction goals. This issue brief provides an overview of AQCC rule making related to these legislative directives.