Colorado’s Private Investigators Licensure Act Revisited

By PInow Staff

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In Colorado, legislators introduced a bill, HB20-1207 for the 2020 session that concerns the established license requirements for all Colorado private investigators. The bill, which is basically a continuation of current Colorado law, requires Colorado investigators to be licensed and continues the regulation of private investigators for 5 years, until September 1, 2025.

However, the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) conducted a Sunset Review in 2019 and consequently presented a sunset (dismissal) request. DORA’s key recommendation states, “Because the public interest is not protected from clear, understandable harm by the licensing of PIs, the General Assembly should sunset the Act.” Based on their analysis and statement, consumers are not directly impacted by private investigator regulation and therefore HB20-1207 is not necessary and provides too strict regulation.

In turn, the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado (PPIAC) testified to the various types of harm that a non-regulated system could cause and the risks associated with the law not remaining in place. The PPIAC urges that HB20-1207 pass to maintain license requirements for CO private investigators to protect consumers from malicious or fake investigators.

What is a Sunset Review?

In 1976, the Colorado General Assembly put the sunset review process into motion. …read more

Source:: Private Invest