Red Flag Law

Some of the biggest and most contentious laws the state legislature passed this year are going into effect on Wednesday.

Together, the new laws aim to prevent suicides and gun violence, protect hospital patients from unexpected medical bills and give local governments the power to raise their minimum wages higher than the state level.

Courtesy: Colorado Attorney General

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, in the Roaring Fork Valley Friday to participate in a panel discussion, stopped by the KDNK studios to talk about the Mueller Report, the state's defense of the Affordable Care Act, and what he learned while clerking for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Colorado is one of the most recent states to enact a so-called red flag law, but a majority of counties here say they won't enforce it. Matt Vasilogambros is a reporter for Stateline, a news service funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. He's reported on similar laws in place across the country.

Garfield County Commissioners oppose the Extreme Risk Protection Order Bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis last week. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.