There are several new laws hitting the books on January 1, and you need to know what they are.

HB19-1177: Extreme Risk Protection Orders

The "red flag" law. Many law enforcement officers fought against this law. It gives a judge the right to take the weapons of someone considered dangerous to themselves or others. There are many counties in Colorado that named themselves second amendment sanctuary counties, meaning they will not enforce the law.

HB 19-1267: Out-of-network healthcare services 

This law was made to prevent healthcare services from sending out surprise medical bills directly to the patient when the patient's insurance is being billed.

HB 19-1039: Identity documents for transgender persons 

Eliminates the need for a court order for a transgender person to get a new birth certificate, drivers license, and state i.d.

HB19-1267: Penalties for failure to pay wages 

Employers who fail to pay wages or meet the state minimum wage can now be charged with theft.

Other new laws beginning January 1 are  HB19-1328: Landlord and tenant duties regarding bed bugsHB19-1283: Disclosure of insurance liability coverage and HB19-1086: Plumbing inspections ensure compliance and HB19-090: Peer-to-peer motor vehicle sharing program

These all begin Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

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