Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday vetoed legislation that would have barred members of the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board from being able to profit from multi-million-dollar state contracts related to their work.

House Bill 1427 would have prevented members of the board, which decides how the state’s sex offenders are managed, from having direct financial benefits from the standards and guidelines that it adopts. Hickenlooper, in a letter to legislators, explained that while he supported “proper handling of conflicts” by the board, he believed the legislation was “redundant and overbroad.”


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