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Serious Bodily Injury Vulnerable Road User Penalties

Concerning the penalties imposed on the driver of a motor vehicle who causes serious bodily injury to a vulnerable road user, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2019 Regular Session
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

Serious bodily injury to a vulnerable road user - appropriation. The act makes it a class 1 traffic misdemeanor when careless driving of a motor vehicle is the proximate cause of serious bodily injury to a vulnerable road user, which is defined in the act. The act allows the court to require the violator to attend a driver improvement course and to require the violator to perform useful public service. The act also subjects a violator to a restitution order and 12 points pursuant to the point system schedule.

For the 2019-20 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $1,575 from the licensing services cash fund to the department of revenue for use by the division of motor vehicles.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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Temporary Guidelines for Review and Comment Meetings

The legislature will meet in limited session on Monday, March 30th. The Capitol will be open for the duration of the session for those with essential business related to the session. The building will not be available for public tours. People without essential business are encouraged to access the session through the General Assembly website and Colorado Channel.  Anybody with essential business related to the session will be required to practice appropriate social distancing measures.