Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to honor the victims of the attacks in Orlando, Florida

DENVER — Sunday, June 12, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff immediately to honor the victims of the attacks in Orlando, Florida, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama. Flags should be raised on Thursday, June 16 at sunset.

The full text of the president’s proclamation:

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release June 12, 2016
HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA

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Gov. Hickenlooper signs bills into law

DENVER — Friday, June 10, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed these bills into law today.

HB 16-1014, Secretary Of State Business Intelligence Center, concerning the creation of the Business Intelligence Center Program within the Department of State.

HB 16-1021, Race Info ID Application, Concerning providing the opportunity to collect identifying information from applicants for state-issued cards.

Gov. Hickenlooper vetoes “mental health hold” bill

DENVER — Thursday, June 9, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today vetoed Senate Bill 16-169, “Concerning Changes Related to the Seventy-Two-Hour Emergency Mental Health Procedure.”

“We agree that appropriate mental health facilities are not always readily available to treat persons having a mental health crisis.  While well-intentioned, we are concerned that SB 16-169 does not provide adequate due process for individuals,” said Hickenlooper.

Gov. Hickenlooper appoints Prowers County court judge

DENVER — Thursday, June 9, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today appointed Curtis "Lane" Porter to serve as county court judge in Prowers County in the 15th Judicial District. ​Porter will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Larry E. Stutler.

Porter serves as a Deputy District Attorney in the 15th Judicial District, a position he has held since 2009. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in 2005, and his Juris Doctor from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in 2008.  

Gov. Hickenlooper signs bills into law

DENVER — Monday, June 6, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed these bills into law today.

HB 16-1040, Auxiliary Emergency Communications, concerning auxiliary emergency communications in the state, and, in connection therewith, establishing the Auxiliary Emergency Communications Unit in the Office of Emergency Management in the Department of Public Safety, and making an appropriation.

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