A bill is expected to be filed this week that would allow Coloradans to legally rescue dogs from hot cars.

Republican Lori Saine, representative for Colorado House District 63, is proposing a law that would bar people from prosecution or civil action if they break a car window to save a person or pet from a hot car, 9NEWS reports.

Several requirements are necessary for this law - the person must make a true effort to locate the owner of the vehicle, has to make sure the car is indeed locked, and must call law enforcement before taking action.

Some people are concerned that unnecessary vigilantism would ensue as a result. However, Saine says that's the reason the above requirements would be attached to the bill.

Read more at 9NEWS.com.