In Colorado, the question arises every year about this time. Are remote-start vehicles considered puffers in my city, county, and/or state? This year the issue has been settled once and for all. On March 31, 2016, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law “Remote Starter Systems – HB 16-1122,” a change to Colorado’s puffer law that exempts remote-start vehicles. The full text of the bill, which became effective on August 10, 2016, is below. Those without remote starts must continue to abide by the existing state puffer law.