Key Votes

2009 Colorado Key Votes

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5/06 CO HB 1274 Repeals Death Penalty Conference Report Rejected - Senate (17 - 18) 5/06 CO HB 1366 Capital Gains Income Tax Reduction Modification Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 28) 5/06 CO HB 1366 Capital Gains Income Tax Reduction Modification Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14) 5/06 CO SB 241 DNA Sampling Upon Felony Arrest Conference Report Adopted - House (52 - 12) 5/05 CO SB 244 Requiring Health Insurance Plans to Cover Autism Treatments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 10) 5/05 CO HB 1170 Allowing Locked-Out Employees to Collect Unemployment Benefits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (36 - 29) 5/04 CO SB 244 Requiring Health Insurance Plans to Cover Autism Treatments Bill Passed - House (45 - 20) 5/04 CO HB 1057 Mandatory Unpaid Parental Work Leave for Education Activities Conference Report Adopted - House (39 - 26) 4/30 CO SB 296 Seat Belt Violation as Primary Offense Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15) 4/28 CO SB 228 Repealing the General Fund Spending Cap Bill Passed - House (35 - 29) 4/28 CO HB 1170 Allowing Locked-Out Employees to Collect Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14) 4/28 CO SB 88 Extending Health Benefits to Domestic Partners of State Employees Bill Passed - House (34 - 30) 4/27 CO SB 244 Requiring Health Insurance Plans to Cover Autism Treatments Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16) 4/27 CO HB 1057 Mandatory Unpaid Parental Work Leave for Education Activities Conference Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 13) 4/27 CO SB 241 DNA Sampling Upon Felony Arrest Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7) 4/22 CO SB 259 2009-2010 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (49 - 13) 4/22 CO SB 259 2009-2010 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 12) 4/21 CO HB 1274 Repeals Death Penalty Bill Passed - House (33 - 32) 4/13 CO SB 281 Clarifying Pinnacol Assurance as a Subdivision of the State Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15) 4/13 CO SB 273 Appropriation of Pinnacol Assurance Funds Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14) 4/06 CO SB 170 Expanding In-State Tuition Eligibility Motion Rejected - Senate (16 - 18) 3/23 CO HB 1260 Designated Beneficiary Agreements Between Unmarried Adults Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10) 3/17 CO HB 1299 National Popular Vote Act Bill Passed - House (34 - 29) 3/17 CO SB 228 Repealing the General Fund Spending Cap Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14) 2/26 CO SB 108 Increasing Vehicle Fees to Fund Transportation Projects Bill Passed - House (34 - 31) 2/25 CO HB 1001 Tax Credit for Job Creation Bill Passed - House (52 - 13) 2/24 CO SB 88 Extending State Employee Health Benefits to Domestic Partners Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11) 2/24 CO HB 1260 Designated Beneficiary Agreements Between Unmarried Adults Bill Passed - House (41 - 24) 2/20 CO HB 1091 Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 5) 2/09 CO HB 1057 Mandatory Unpaid Parental Work Leave for Education Activities Bill Passed - House (35 - 30) 2/05 CO SB 108 Increasing Vehicle Fees to Fund Transportation Projects Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16) 2/02 CO HB 1091 Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements Bill Passed - House (43 - 21) 1/26 CO HB 1042 Amending Minimum Traffic Speed Regulations Bill Passed - House (37 - 27)

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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
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