Key Votes

2008 Colorado Key Votes

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5/06 CO HB 1329 Voter Registration Confirmation Card Conference Report Adopted - House (49 - 15) 5/06 CO HB 1388 Increasing Education Funding Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 13) 5/06 CO HB 1388 Increasing Education Funding Conference Report Adopted - House (58 - 5) 5/06 CO SB 217 Extended Health Care Coverage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 10) 5/06 CO HB 1378 Allowing Ranked Voting Methods Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 27) 5/05 CO HB 1329 Voter Registration Confirmation Card Conference Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 16) 5/05 CO HB 1208 Limitations on Direct File Juvenile Cases Concurrence Vote Passed - House (34 - 30) 5/05 CO HB 1161 Mining Regulation Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 15) 5/05 CO HB 1082 Sealing Criminal Records Concurrence Vote Passed - House (36 - 28) 5/05 CO HB 1385 Health Insurance Website Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 17) 5/05 CO SB 200 Sexual Orientation Nondiscrimination Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 15) 5/05 CO HB 1325 Seasonal Foreign Worker Pilot Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 17) 5/05 CO HB 1389 Health Insurance Rates Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13) 5/05 CO HB 1378 Allowing Ranked Voting Methods Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15) 5/05 CO SB 226 Zebra Mussels Ban Bill Passed - House (54 - 11) 5/02 CO HB 1325 Seasonal Foreign Worker Pilot Program Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15) 5/02 CO HB 1208 Limitations on Direct File Juvenile Cases Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 16) 5/02 CO HB 1385 Health Insurance Website Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 5/02 CO HB 1082 Sealing Criminal Records Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9) 5/02 CO SB 200 Sexual Orientation Nondiscrimination Bill Passed - House (38 - 26) 5/02 CO HB 1161 Mining Regulation Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 2) 5/02 CO SB 217 Extended Health Care Coverage Bill Passed - House (44 - 22) 5/01 CO HB 1357 Changing student testing requirements Bill Passed - House (35 - 29) 4/24 CO HB 1389 Health Insurance Rates Bill Passed - House (39 - 25) 4/23 CO HB 1329 Voter Registration Confirmation Card Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14) 4/23 CO HB 1385 Health Insurance Website Bill Passed - House (49 - 16) 4/23 CO HB 1378 Allowing Ranked Voting Methods Bill Passed - House (36 - 29) 4/22 CO HB 1325 Seasonal Foreign Worker Pilot Program Bill Passed - House (46 - 18) 4/22 CO SB 217 Extended Health Care Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10) 4/22 CO HB 1082 Sealing Criminal Records Bill Passed - House (36 - 28) 4/15 CO HB 1270 Prohibiting Restrictions on Energy Efficiency Measures Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 10) 4/10 CO HB 1375 2008-2009 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 14) 4/10 CO HB 1375 2008-2009 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (39 - 23) 4/08 CO HB 1001 Expanding Bioscience Research Funding Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9) 4/08 CO SB 128 Eliminating Sales and Use Tax Cap Bill Passed - House (38 - 26) 4/04 CO SB 129 Restricting Beverage Sales at Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 14) 4/01 CO HB 1280 Extending Water Rights Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 8) 4/01 CO HB 1228 Insurance Company Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (41 - 23) 4/01 CO SB 129 Restricting Beverage Sales at Schools Bill Passed - House (37 - 27) 3/31 CO HB 1270 Prohibiting Restrictions on Energy Efficiency Measures Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13) 3/31 CO HB 1123 Funeral Registration Bill Passed - House (41 - 24) 3/31 CO HB 1233 Limited Liability Company Campaign Donation Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17) 3/31 CO HB 1161 Mining Regulation Bill Passed - House (49 - 16) 3/28 CO SB 122 Wage Transparency Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 14) 3/27 CO HB 1280 Extending Water Rights Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 2) 3/27 CO HB 1186 Amending Public School Performance Ratings Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14) 3/27 CO HB 1228 Insurance Company Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8) 3/24 CO HB 1276 Workplace Accommodations for Nursing Mothers Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8) 3/20 CO SB 82 Removing Ban on Sunday Alcohol Sales Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 9) 3/19 CO HB 1189 State Employee Strike Prohibition Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 2) 3/18 CO SB 139 Undocumented Immigrant Hiring Ban Notification Bill Passed - House (52 - 12) 3/18 CO SB 82 Removing Ban on Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill Passed - House (42 - 20) 3/18 CO HB 1297 Supplemental Department of Public Safety Funding Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9) 3/17 CO SB 122 Wage Transparency Act Bill Passed - House (37 - 26) 3/11 CO SB 73 College Textbook Information Disclosure Bill Passed - House (60 - 4) 3/10 CO HJR 1009 Ratification of the UN Convention Against the Discrimination of Women Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (19 - 14) 3/07 CO HB 1025 Governor's Energy Office Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 7) 3/07 CO HJR 1009 Ratification of the UN Convention Against the Discrimination of Women Joint Resolution Passed - House (43 - 21) 3/06 CO HB 1025 Governor's Energy Office Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13) 3/05 CO HB 1130 Removing Wiretap Restrictions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 9) 3/03 CO SB 164 Increasing Caps on Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 16) 2/28 CO SB 129 Restricting Beverage Sales at Schools Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12) 2/27 CO HB 1069 Prohibiting Motor Vehicles on Public Lands Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8) 2/27 CO HB 1270 Prohibiting Restrictions on Energy Efficiency Measures Bill Passed - House (45 - 20) 2/27 CO HB 1276 Workplace Accommodations for Nursing Mothers Bill Passed - House (59 - 6) 2/27 CO HB 1107 Energy Efficiency Requirements Bill Passed - House (33 - 32) 2/27 CO HB 1329 Voter Registration Confirmation Card Bill Passed - House (48 - 17) 2/27 CO HB 1280 Extending Water Rights Bill Passed - House (59 - 6) 2/27 CO HB 1297 Supplemental Department of Public Safety Funding Bill Passed - House (45 - 20) 2/27 CO HB 1180 Unemployment Benefits for Military Spouses Bill Passed - House (60 - 5) 2/27 CO SB 128 Eliminating Sales and Use Tax Cap Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 12) 2/27 CO HB 1001 Expanding Bioscience Research Funding Bill Passed - House (52 - 13) 2/27 CO SB 122 Wage Transparency Act Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 13) 2/27 CO HB 1233 Limited Liability Company Campaign Donation Restrictions Bill Passed - House (39 - 26) 2/27 CO HB 1228 Insurance Company Regulations Bill Passed - House (40 - 25) 2/26 CO SB 139 Undocumented Immigrant Hiring Ban Notification Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 4) 2/25 CO HB 1310 Payday Loan Restrictions Bill Passed - House (33 - 30) 2/25 CO SB 82 Removing Ban on Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8) 2/20 CO SB 73 College Textbook Information Disclosure Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 4) 2/18 CO HB 1186 Amending Public School Performance Ratings Bill Passed - House (53 - 11) 2/18 CO SB 3 Medicaid Funded Family Planning Bill Passed - House (41 - 23) 2/06 CO HB 1130 Removing Wiretap Restrictions Bill Passed - House (43 - 20) 1/30 CO HB 1025 Governor's Energy Office Bill Passed - House (59 - 5) 1/30 CO HB 1069 Prohibiting Motor Vehicles on Public Lands Bill Passed - House (43 - 22) 1/30 CO HB 1189 State Employee Strike Prohibition Bill Passed - House (53 - 12) 1/28 CO SB 3 Medicaid Funded Family Planning Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11) 1/25 CO SA Mitchell Prohibiting State Funding of Abortion Providers Amendment Rejected - Senate (13 - 20) 1/24 CO GN Baker Matt Baker to the Public Utilities Commission Nomination Confirmed - Senate (21 - 13) 1/24 CO HR 1005 Censuring Representative Douglas Bruce Resolution Passed - House (62 - 1)

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.