A bill to establish a Medina Alert program in Colorado passed the Senate Judiciary Committee today with a bipartisan and unanimous vote.
The bill - sponsored by Senator Steve King (R-Grand Junction) in the Senate and Representative Kathleen Conti (R-Littleton) in the House - allows the Department of Public Safety to establish a program that will alert Coloradans when a hit and run accident occurs that involves serious bodily injury or death and law enforcement needs assistance in locating the suspect's vehicle.
“I consider protecting the safety of Coloradans my most sacred duty as a Senator and I believe this bill will save lives,” said Senator Steve King (R-Grand Junction). “The more information we can make available to the public in the case of hit and run accidents, the better chance we have of apprehending the offender. I urge the Senate to pass this bill and further enhance the safety of all Coloradans.”
The bill will now be sent to the Senate for a full vote.
To read HB-1191, click here.