With the close of the first regular session of Colorado’s 72nd General Assembly, there were several significant developments for those of us who work in the local government and public entities arena. With both chambers and the governorship under democratic control, this legislature has seemingly changed its priorities with an emphasis on greater local control and a slew of measures aimed at dealing with the issues facing law enforcement.

Although hundreds of laws were introduced, and dozens made their way on to the governor’s desk, this update focuses on the bills signed into law by Governor Polis. These new laws will likely impact decision-making at the local level and will have the greatest impact on cities and counties across the state.

Click for an overview of the most interesting new legislation.