Mental health proposal awaits governor's pen

DENVER (AP) — A mental health proposal inspired by the Aurora movie theater shooting awaits the governor's signature in Colorado.

A bill to give mental health providers expanded authority to report threats to places like movie theaters and schools was approved 32-0 in the state Senate on Wednesday.

The proposal already passed the House.

Currently, mental health professionals have a duty to report threats directed at specific persons. But it's unclear if the same duty applies when a threat is directed at a location.

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House Bill 1271: http://goo.gl/hFD6b8

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