Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez

Reps. Carver and Duran

Colorado third in the nation to pass sweeping data privacy legislation

BY: - June 18, 2021

With COVID-19 accelerating global digital activity — and amid recent high-profile hacks of major companies — more Coloradans may be thinking about where their personal data lives online. Coincidentally, state lawmakers from both parties helped pass major new data privacy protections this year. With Senate Bill 21-190, Colorado would become the third state in the country […]

Colorado bill requiring bond hearings to be set within 48 hours of arrest moves forward

BY: - May 26, 2021

Michelle Reynolds was held in jail for 15 days, six hours and 23 minutes before she was able to see a judge. She was arrested on Aug. 23, 2019, in Mesa County after being pulled over for speeding while rushing to get to her niece’s first high school volleyball game. “The arresting officer was extremely […]

Colorado’s ambitious tenant rights bill has been whittled down by industry groups. Here’s where it stands.

BY: - May 17, 2021

An ambitious tenant rights bill that was introduced in Colorado’s Legislature this year has been significantly whittled down by landlord industry groups. Senate Bill 21-173, as introduced, sought to permanently strengthen legal protections for renters by putting substantial limits on how much a landlord can charge in rental late fees, extending the grace period for […]

Landmark police reform law from 2020 would get a boost under follow-up legislation

BY: - April 23, 2021

Last June, as protests in Denver, Minneapolis and across the nation highlighted police violence and racial injustice, the Colorado General Assembly passed landmark legislation aimed at holding law enforcement officers accountable for wrongdoing. Now, that 2020 law’s Democratic House sponsor, Rep. Leslie Herod of Denver, is following up with another wide-ranging bill. With House Bill […]

Affordable housing measure years in the making gets initial OK from Colorado lawmakers

BY: - March 22, 2021

A Colorado bill aimed at promoting affordable housing through a legal clarification, an effort that’s been in the making for years, earned initial approval from House lawmakers March 18. House Bill 21-1117, sponsored by Denver Democratic Reps. Susan Lontine and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez, would let cities and counties require new rental developments to include some affordable […]

Data privacy protections for undocumented immigrants sought with proposed Colorado bill

BY: - February 19, 2021

After learning that state employees appear to have helped federal immigration authorities obtain undocumented Coloradans’ personal information — confirming “the worst fears of the immigrant community” — legislators want stronger data privacy protections in state law. Proposed legislation, announced Feb. 11, will be sponsored by state Sen. Julie Gonzales and Rep. Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez, both Democrats […]

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Colorado’s 13-member Democratic Latino Caucus has big plans for 2021

BY: - January 5, 2021

Following the November 2020 election, the group of Latino Democrats elected to the Colorado Legislature held strong at 13 members. State Rep. Bri Buentello of Pueblo lost her election to GOP challenger Stephanie Luck, but Democrats gained a new Latino member with the election of David Ortiz to House District 38, which includes part of […]

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Doug Emhoff, Kamala Harris’ husband, visits Colorado

BY: - October 9, 2020

Colorado, no longer considered a swing state, hasn’t been attracting the same national attention it did in past presidential elections. But Doug Emhoff, attorney and husband of vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, a U.S. senator from California, did make a few appearances in the state this week, including at a car rally Oct. 8 with […]