Rep. Claire Levy to Offer Compromise Newspaper Theft Measure

By: Brittany Anas | Boulder Daily Camera

A Boulder legislator says she’ll bring forward legislation to offer a compromise that could satisfy the Colorado Press Association and those who want to repeal a law that makes it illegal to steal free newspapers.

Under the current law, anyone who takes more than five copies of a free-distribution newspaper — like the Colorado Daily newspaper that is available on the University of Colorado campus — is guilty of newspaper theft if they have the intent of preventing other people from reading that edition.

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