A bipartisan group of Colorado lawmakers unveiled a bill yesterday to crack down on car thefts in the state.  

The bill changes the classification of charges a thief will face, no longer tying the charge to the value of a car but to the seriousness of the crime and prior offenses.   

It is estimated that more than 40,000 cars were stolen statewide in 2022, a 12% jump from the previous year.