- Associated Press - Monday, February 10, 2014

DENVER (AP) - This week’s Bill To Watch in the Colorado Legislature

THE BILL:

Senate Bill 133, requiring private investigators to get state licenses. Colorado is one of only five states that don’t require PI licenses.

WHAT IT DOES:

The bill would require Colorado private investigators to get state licenses for the first time since 1977. It’s the fourth consecutive year the measure has been considered.

WHO WANTS IT?

Law enforcement, victims’ rights groups and the Professional Private Investigator’s Association of Colorado are all behind the measure by Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

A fiscal analysis hasn’t been prepared. Licensure could cost the state Department of Regulatory agencies some additional administrative costs, but most of the cost would be borne by private investigators who don’t already pay for voluntary licensure, as most do.

WHERE IT STANDS:

The bill faces its first hearing Monday in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING:

“We are becoming a hotbed for those who are turned down in other states.” - Newell.

READ THE BILL AND FOLLOW IT:

https://bit.ly/1bDagFg


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