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Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 980475.01 MCV
HOUSE BILL 981059
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVE Gordon;
also SENATOR Dennis. REREVISED
TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING THE IMPOSITION OF INCREASED PENALTIES
FOR TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS COMMITTED IN SCHOOL ZONES.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments that may be subsequently
Doubles the fine and surcharge imposed for a moving
traffic violation if the violation occurs on the grounds of a
elementary, middle, junior high, or high school or within 1,000
feet of the perimeter of such a school.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. Part 6 of article 4 of title 42, Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read:
424615. School zones increase in penalties for moving traffic violations. (1) ANY PERSON WHO COMMITS A MOVING TRAFFIC VIOLATION IN A SCHOOL ZONE IS SUBJECT TO THE INCREASED PENALTIES AND SURCHARGES IMPOSED BY SECTION 4241701 (4) (d).
(2) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "SCHOOL ZONE" MEANS AN AREA THAT IS DESIGNATED AS A SCHOOL ZONE AND HAS APPROPRIATE SIGNS POSTED INDICATING THAT THE PENALTIES AND SURCHARGES WILL BE DOUBLED.
(3) THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY IF THE PENALTY AND SURCHARGE FOR A VIOLATION HAS BEEN DOUBLED PURSUANT TO SECTION 424614 BECAUSE SUCH VIOLATION ALSO OCCURRED WITHIN A HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, OR CONSTRUCTION ZONE.
SECTION 2. 4241701 (4), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW PARAGRAPH to read:
4241701. Traffic offenses and infractions classified penalties penalty and surcharge schedule. (4) (d) THE PENALTY AND SURCHARGE IMPOSED FOR ANY MOVING TRAFFIC VIOLATION UNDER SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF PARAGRAPH (a) OF THIS SUBSECTION (4) ARE DOUBLED IF THE VIOLATION OCCURS WITHIN A SCHOOL ZONE PURSUANT TO SECTION 424615.
SECTION 3. Effective date applicability. This act shall take effect July 1, 1998, and shall apply to offenses committed on or after said date.
SECTION 4. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.