CSG Committee on Suggested State Legislation

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he Act seeks to create uniformity and in efficiency in the just resolution of custody issues when an a member of the armed service is deployed by trying to balance of interests and protecting the rights of the service member, the other parent, and above all the best interest of the children involved.

The purpose of the Act is to provide an effective remedy in the event a state presidential elector fails to vote in accordance with the voters of his or her state.

The Act requires hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and home health care services to implement strategies to protect health care employees from acts of violence in the workplace.

The Act provides eligible public school students educational options that offer academically challenging curriculum or accelerated instruction. It requires school districts to adopt policies for early graduation upon the completion of 24 credit hours, the creation of career-themed training courses, and it revises provisions relating to articulated acceleration mechanisms and dual enrollment programs. The Act also requires a comprehensive student progression plan to include information on accelerated educational options.

This Act provides for the board of funeral and cemetery service to create a courtesy card for funeral directors licensed in bordering states, authorizing the funeral directors to provide certain funeral services in the state.

The Act establishes a voluntary surveillance access database where residential homeowners and business owners may elect to have information and/or images obtained from their closed-circuit television or other electronic surveillance systems made available to law enforcement agencies.

This Act requires drug tests whenever state officials have a reasonable suspicion that someone receiving or applying for welfare or unemployment benefits is using drugs.

The Act amends state insurance law to allow the officials to issue certificates to a charitable bail organization to deposit money as bail under certain circumstances for individuals who cannot afford to do so themselves.

The Act offers lawyers an annual subsidy to live and work in rural areas of the state based on the national incentive program used for doctors, nurses and dentists.

The Safe2Tell Program, first created in 2004, is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization based on the Colorado Prevention Initiative for School Safety with initial funding from The Colorado Trust. The primary purpose of the Safe2Tell Program is to provide students and the community with the means to relay information anonymously concerning unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent, or criminal activities, or the threat of these activities, to appropriate law enforcement and public safety agencies and school officials.

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