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House GOP Newsletter  
Tuesday, September 15, 2015  

♦Protecting Domestic Violence Victims

♦Press Releases   ♦In the News 

♦Tweets of the Week   ♦Capitol Pictures

Protecting domestic violence victims

By Representative Terri Carver (R-Colorado Springs)

With a couple minutes and an internet connection, you can find information about almost anyone. Phone numbers and addresses are surprisingly accessible online to any interested party. Sadly, for domestic violence victims trying to conceal their address from an abuser, this poses a threat to their personal safety. Often concealment is a victim's most effective defense against continual abuse or retaliation. Yet with the availability of such personal information increasing, many victims have had to change their name, forgo purchasing a home and live in constant fear that their abuser may find a piece of identifying information in some online database. This public safety issue was brought to my attention by the El Paso County Assessor's office. With their help and input from stakeholders, I was able to craft legislation, House Bill 1174, that adds protections for domestic violence victims.

House Bill 1174 gives domestic violence victims the ability to request state and local governments remove personal, identifying information from their public internet databases. Since this new law took effect, several victims have requested their information be removed from internet databases, and have moved forward with buying a home knowing their personal information can now be better concealed. Yet, while this law adds some new protections, many victims still live in fear. House Bill 1174 is good step, but we must continue the discussion on protecting women from domestic violence.

If you have thoughts or concerns about this issue please contact me and thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter. You can keep up with all of our caucus updates by following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook or visiting www.coloradohousegop.com.

Sincerely,

Terri Carver 

Press Releases

In the News

 Tweets of the Week 

I attended the EPA briefing on the Gold King mine held in Silverton. The water in the Animas River is back to normal.The EPA will pipe the water leaving the mine to a cleansing system getting ready for Winter. Superfund designation is probably not needed.
Having fun watching Proclamation Square Dancers in the Capitol rotunda! #coleg pic.twitter.com/828Y6Gn1WM

Capitol Pictures

House Minority Whip Perry Buck (R-Sterling) along with U.S. Senator Cory Gardner and state Senator Kevin Lundberg assessing the Glen Haven and Estes Park flood recovery efforts. 

Assistant Minority Leader Polly Lawrence (R-Roxborough Park) touring the North Slope of the Pikes Peak watershed.

Representative Dan Thurlow (R-Grand Junction) takes a breather after a steep ride up Loveland Pass.

 

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