DENVER – Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today issued the following statement regarding Governor Bill Ritter’s decision to sign House Bill 1326 into law:
“Now that House Bill 1326 has become law, Colorado has moved to the vanguard of states leading the charge to protect our kids on the Internet,” commented Attorney General Suthers. “Requiring sex offenders to register their online identities gives parents, kids, and law enforcement a new and effective weapon to repel cyber pedophiles.”
HB-1326, sponsored by Sens. Paula Sandoval (D-Denver) and Steve Johnson (R- Fort Collins) and Reps. Spencer Swalm (R-Centennial) and Andy Kerr (D-Lakewood), requires all sex offenders who have committed a crime against a child to register their online identities with the state. Sex offender email registration was among Attorney General Suthers’ highest priorities for the legislative session.