New Colorado State Laws You May Have Missed
During the last legislative session, 31 new laws were passed. Included in those laws were the reorganization of the Civil Rights Commission and a law on "swatting".
The Civil Rights Commission had been charged with favoring those who complain over the businesses and were seeking a law to make the playing field a bit more even. This due to a Supreme Court ruling that sided with a baker who had refused to make a cake for a gay couple's wedding, stating his rights were violated by the commission.
The false reporting of an emergency is now a crime under this bill. False reporting, also known as "swatting", means someone called in an emergency when there wasn't one in order to pull a prank, or put another in harm's way.
This law makes it a misdemeanor for anyone not keeping an eye on a campfire or making sure it's completely out before leaving the campsite. With the fires going on this summer, this one will hopefully help reduce the fires caused by man.