Representative Duran and Representative Lawrence, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1233. The bill amends the Colorado Consumer Reporting Act to require a consumer reporting agency to place a security freeze on the report for an individual under 16 years of age or a ward of a guardian (protected consumer) upon request of the parent or guardian (representative), free of charge. If the reporting agency does not have a report on the protected consumer at the time of the request, the agency is required to create one. A representative can request that the security freeze be temporarily lifted, lifted for a specific third party, or permanently removed. A protected consumer may have the freeze lifted when he or she turns 16 years of age. Reporting agencies are required to include a notice of the rights added by the bill when periodically providing a summary of rights to consumers as required under state or federal law. If a reporting agency violates a security freeze, it is required to notify the protected consumer's representative, or the protected consumer, within five days of discovering the release of information.